The Panama Canal spillway =

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The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Portion of title:
Parallel title:
Canal de Panamá Spillway
Issues for also have Spanish title:
Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Canal Zone
Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
United States
Place of Publication:
Balboa Hights C.Z
Balboa Hights, C.Z
Panama Canal
Publication Date:
Biweekly[Jan. 6, 1984-1999]
Weekly[ FORMER <June 1966>-Dec. 23, 1983]
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37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.


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Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama) ( lcsh )
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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."
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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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Gift of the Panama Canal Museum

Vol. VII, No. 36 More Than 50 Years of Service to World Commerce Thursday, February 20, 1969

Pedro Miguel

Overhaul Is

On Schedule
Routine overhaul at Pedro Miguel
Locks was proceeding on schedule
this week with the installation of 21
lateral culvert bulkhead slots in the
east lane. This operation was to be
completed today.
The bulkhead slots into which steel
bulkheads will be fitted when the
main, center, and sidewall culvert
repairs become necessary in the
future, are an important part of the
present general lock overhaul. The
bulkheads were designed to replace
the lateral culvert plugs used in the
past to block off water in these
Overhaul work in the east lane at
Pedro Miguel is to be completed by
February 28. Miter gates Nos. 66
and 67, which were removed in Nov-
ember and overhauled at the Balboa
Drydock, will be brought up and
hung back on their pintles by the
floating crane Hercules the end of
February or early in March.
Depending on traffic, the west lane
will be closed to traffic March 3 when
the east lane is reopened. Work in
the west lane is scheduled to start
March 3 and be completed March 24.
The Maintenance Division is in-
stalling the bulkhead slots in both
lanes, inspecting and repairing ma-
sonry when necessary and performing
other pertinent work. The Industrial
Division overhauled the gates in the
Balboa Drydock. Other work is being
done by the Locks Division. Several
hundred men in addition to the
regular Canal forces were hired for
the overhaul.

La Chorrera Fair

Opens Next Week

The Panama Canal and U.S. Armed
Forces Southern Command will again
participate in the annual Fair at La
Chorrera, scheduled to open Feb-
ruary 27 and run through March 3.
New displays are being prepared
for this event, the third regional fair
of the year. Thousands of visitors
from Panama and the Canal Zone are
expected to make the 45-minute drive
to the fair over the weekend of
March 1 and 2.
The Panama Canal displays, to be
housed in the circus-tent pavilion,
will include a pictorial display of
Canal operations and slide shows
depicting the history and highlights
of the international waterway. In
addition, the well-known Lucho Az-
cArraga and his Conjunto will per-
form daily during the run of the fair,
and the PanCanal burros, Mancha
and Gato, will provide free rides for
the children every day.
Featured among the displays will
be an electrical map with electric
circuits depicting the action involved

All in a night's work. At top, the last
of 14 50-ton curtain wall panels rests
on the deck of the floating crane
"Hercules" at 11 p.m. ready to be
lifted and swung into place on the
north approach center wall of the
Gatun Locks. The curtain wall was
installed to help eliminate the cross
current problem caused by spilling
water under the hollow north
approach wall. At right, a smile of
satisfaction lights up the face of
Capt. C. Askew, master of the "Her-
cules," as the panel settled into place
at 12:10 a.m. and the job comes to
a successful end.

"Showboat" Chosen

United Fund Play

"Showboat," Jerome Kern's classic
extravaganza, has been chosen as the
1969 United Fund benefit produc-
tion, Paul M. Runnestrand, Execu-
tive Director of the Canal Zone
United Fund, Inc., announced today
at Balboa Heights.
This delightful musical, with its
tuneful lyrics by Oscar Hammer-
stein II, is scheduled to open July 18

Mutual Benefit

Assn. To Meet
The annual meeting of the mem-
bership of the Panama Canal Enm-
ployees Mutual Benefit Association
will be held in the Briefing Room of
the Administration Building at 8
p.m., Wednesday, February 26.
Election of officers for 1969 will
be held. All members are urged to

Canal Zone entries in the Xerox
Art Contest which have been sub-
mitted by non-members of the Na-
tional League of American Pen
Women may be claimed at the In-
formation Office in the Administra-
tion Building during normal office
hours. Contestants should present
their receipts to claim the pictures.
For additional information call

at the Balboa High School Audito-
rium. Performances will continue
through August 2.
Music for the production will be
provided by the U.S. Air Forces
Southern Command Band.
The first production call will be
issued late in May, and tryouts will
be held the latter part of May and
early in June.
Bruce Quinn, who has directed
many of the United Fund produc-
tion successes, including last year's
"West Side Story," has been named
in charge of production of "Show-
Quinn produced and directed "My
Fair Lady," a financial success for
the United Fund and an attendance
recordbreaker, and produced the out-
standing stage presentations of "The
King and I," "Oklahoma!," and
"Music Man." He also directed
"South Pacific" and "Sound of
Music." Currently, he is director-
producer of the Theatre Guild's pro-
duction, "Brigadoon" that opens to-
night at the Ancon Playhouse. He
also is set designer and costume de-
signer of "Brigadoon."
The 1969 United Fund benefit
musical, "Showboat," is based on the
book of the same name by Edna
Ferber. The book was made into the
famous Broadway musical in the late
1920s. The most familiar songs from
"Showboat" are "Old Man River,"
"Make Believe," "Bill," "Can't Help
Loving That Man Of Mine," "After
the Ball," and "You Are Love."

BHS Students

Advance in

Merit Program
The National Merit Scholarship
Corp. has notified C. A. Willman,
principal of Balboa High School, that
all six of the school's semi-finalists
have been advanced to finalists'
status in the 1968-69 Merit Program.
This is the largest group of finalists
for any Canal Zone school on record.
Balboa High School has the largest
number of finalists of any school in
the overseas category.
The six students are Mary L. Ar-
baugh, Kenneth Burchfiel, Marsha G.
Goodrich, Marsha K. Makibbin,
Laurence M. Senzer, and Curtis A.

in a transit of the Panama Canal as a
simultaneous narration is being given
by Panama Canal Guide Service per-
sonnel. Added attractions will be pro-
vided this year when the Balboa High
School Girls Drill Team, and Balboa
High School Band present live per-
formances Saturday and Sunday,
March 1 and 2.
U.S. Armed Forces Southern Com-
mand will present several displays
on the Civic Action programs being
carried out by the military in Latin
America. Also there will be a wildlife
zoo comprised of animals native to
the Panama area. The USARSO and
USAFSO bands will present concerts
each night at the fairgrounds, and the
Jump Tower for children, which
simulates a parachute jump, also will
be in operation each day.
Saturday and Sunday, the com-
bined Albrook-Howard Parachute
Clubs will present thrilling skydiving
exhibitions in the area of the fair-
grounds, if weather conditions permit.
The fair will be inaugurated
Thursday, February 27, at 5:30 p.m.
Dignitaries from Panama and the
Canal Zone are expected to attend
this ceremony, and the coronation of
the Chorrera Fair Queen for 1969
which will follow-the ribbon-cutting
ceremonies at the fairgrounds.
The organizing committee of this
year's fair is the Chorrera Lions Club.
The committee is headed by Luis
Ambulo and Ram6n Henriquez is
general coordinator.

5 Days Left

To Have Your

Car Inspected

Owners of vehicles licensed in the
Canal Zone are being reminded that
they have only 5 more days in which
to get their automobiles inspected at
S-the Panama Canal's Motor Transpor-
Station Division garages in Ancon and
Inspection which started Jan-
uary 2, will come to an end Feb-
l ruary 28. According to Canal Zone
Vehicle Regulations, privately-owned
vehicles registered in the Canal Zone
L must be inspected each year.

C.Z. College Club

To Hear Review
"No More Than Five In A Bed"
by Sandra Dallas will be reviewed by
Mrs. Charles R. Bowen at the meet-
ing of the Canal Zone College Club
Book Review Study Croup on Feb-
ruary 27 at 9 a.m. at the home of
Mrs. Robert L. Snyder, hostess, at
799-B San Pablo Street, Balboa. All
members and their guests are invited.

Candy Store Combo

To Play for Teens

The Candy Store Combo will play
for the first time at the Balboa Teen
Club Friday night, February 21, from
7:30 to 11:30 p.m. Dress will be

Hours for inspection will be con-
tinuous from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. includ-
ing the lunch hour, every day of the
workweek. Vehicle owners must
have in their possession a copy of
their vehicle registration for 1969
when they bring their cars for in-

C.Z. Post Offices

To Open Tomorrow
It may be a long holiday weekend
for most Panama Canal employees,
but the mail will be delivered by
Canal post offices on schedule.
Tomorrow, a legal holiday in the
Canal Zone, the main post offices at
Balboa and Cristobal will be open
for business as usual. All branch
post offices will be closed, it was
announced by the Director of Posts.
All post offices will be closed
Saturday, February 22, but the reg-
ular Saturday schedule will be fol-
lowed which means mail distribution
into post boxes.


February 20, 1969

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Capt. Arthur Taylor Luther, right, called on Paul M. Runnestrand, Executive
Secretary of the Canal Zone, during his visit.

Early Canal Pilot

Returns for Visit

Capt. Arthur Taylor Luther, 88,
known to the old family of Canal
pilots as the "speed merchant" for
his expediency in putting ships
through the waterway, recently vis-
ited the Canal Zone where he had
spent 40 years in the service of the
Panama Canal organization.
Back in 1905, the young graduate
of the Massachusetts Nautical Acad-
emy and crew member of the Pan-
ama Railroad Steamship Line Allian-
ca, often expressed his desire to work
on the Big Ditch as he watched the
Stateside employees debark at the
anchorage in Colon. On one such
occasion, John F. Stevens, Chief En-
gineer for the Canal Commission,
heard the young man say he had no
fear of the fever, mud, and other
hardships which had been enumer-
ated to him. "That's the kind of men
we want," remarked Stevens as he
told him where to go to be hired.
Due to a mix-up in the paperwork
and a return trip to the States, his
work record dates back to 1906,
when he was made master of a 16
inch French suction dredge. His first
job was to dredge the French Canal
from the entrance of the drydock to
A most memorable experience in
Luther's early career was recover-
ing an old French ladder dredge
which had been lying in the Chagres
River for 19 years. It was full of
water and jungle growth covered the
dredge almost completely. Working
in the torrential downpours of the
rainy season, the jungle was cut away
from the waterlogged dredge with
machetes. Luther and his coworkers
subsisted on whatever food the jungle
yielded and drank muddy Chagres
water. It took them 2 weeks to free
the dredge which was later repaired
and put to work on the Canal. As a
result of this ordeal he contracted
black water fever and spent some
time in the Colon Hospital.
After 9 years in the construction
operations of the Canal, Luther was
made a pilot but shortly after came
the disastrous slides that blocked the
Canal from September 1915 to April
1916. Luther went back to work for
the Dredging Division. With the
dredges working night and day, the
Canal was again opened to commer-
cial traffic and Luther returned to
piloting. He remained a pilot for 30
years until his retirement in 1943.
As a lock pilot at Miraflores Locks
before World War I, Luther joined
the U.S. Navy. Because his work was
vital to the Canal, he served in the
dual capacity of mine field pilot and
canal pilot while wearing the uniform
of a Navy lieutenant. It was at this
time that Luther was dubbed "speed
merchant" when he handled as many
as three battleships in Balboa Harbor
in one afternoon.
After the Pearl Harbor attack,

Luther piloted the aircraft carrier
U.S.S. Yorktown through Gaillard
Cut at night and in heavy fog. Fol-
lowing the Dredging Division tug
Chagres, he sneaked through on what
he calls his "secret" channel in the
Cut. Luther recalls this feat as the
highlight of his career on the Canal.
Canal Zone residents may remem-
ber his daughters, Mary, wife of
James A. Driscoll, former assistant
superintendent of the Dredging Divi-
sion who left in 1955, and Martha,
wife of Frank H. Lerchen, who re-
tired in 1964 as assistant Engineering
and Construction Director.
Captain Luther, who is a Roose-
velt Medal holder, attended the
Roosevelt Memorial ceremonies here
in 1955.
During this visit he was given
extensive tours on both sides of
the Isthmus and kept a busy schedule
since the moment he arrived on the
Cristobal January 28.
Captain Luther originally planned
to return to the States on the Cris-
tobal trip last week but postponed
his departure for 2 days to attend a
luncheon-meeting in his honor hosted
by the Canal Pilots' Association.
He returned to his home in St.
Petersburg, Fla., February 15.

^.345 ---

Zivoli Z1opic1


for February 23 includes: Assorted
fruit and juice trays, potato pancakes
with hot butter and syrup, eggs ran-
chero, creamed chicken with biscuits,
cottage fried potatoes, grilled pork
chops, grilled bacon, assorted dry ce-
reals, buttered toast, cinnamon toast,
jam, jelly, graham gems, assorted
sweet rolls, coffee, tea, or milk.

GI Insurance

Bonus Story

Denied by VA

The Veterans Administration wish-
es to make it known that incorrect
news releases are being published
and circulating in the United States
stating that Congress has passed a
law giving World War II veterans a
dividend on their Government life
The circulation of these erroneous
news releases are resulting in a flood
of inquiries to the Veterans Admin-
istration, seriously impeding the
handling of regular mail.
The following is a sample of
the articles which have appeared
throughout the United States:
"Congress has recently passed a
law giving all World War II veterans
a dividend on their Government life
insurance of 50 cents per thousand
for each month of military service.
"The VA urges every WWII vet-
eran to write to the Veterans Admin-
istration Center .."
Congress has not passed a law
giving World War II veterans a 50
cents per thousand dividend on their
GI policies. The Veterans Adminis-
tration has not requested veterans to
write to VA centers.

Week Beginning Saturday,
February 22, 1969

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:05 p.m.-Mon.,
7:30 p.m.-Lady In Cement (A)
Tues., 7:30 p.m.-Chamber Of Horrors (A)
Wed.-Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-Secret War Of
Harry Frigg (AY)
Fri., 6:15, 8:05 p.m.-Countdown (AYC)
Sat.-Danger Route (A)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-106 mins.)
-The Happy Road (AYC)
Sun.-Mon.-House Of Cards (AY)
Tues. (Prerelease)-The Charge Of The
Light Brigade (A)
Wed.-Billy Rose's Jumbo (AYC)
Thurs.-Guide For The Married Man (A)
Fri.-Island Of The Blue Dolphins (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Gidget
Goes Hawaiian (AY)
Sat., 8:15 pm.,-The Glenn Miller Story
Sun.-Firecreek (AY)
Tues.--Guide For The Married Man (A)
Wed.-House Of Cards (AY)
Fri.-Billy Rose's Jumbo (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.--Help
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)"

Brunch is served in the Roosevelt Sat-Mon.,7:00p.m.Sun., 2:00, 7:00
Room from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults p.m.-Coogan's Bluff (A)
Sand children $1. Tues.-The Pink Panther (A)
$1.50 and children $1. Wecd.-Fantomas (AYC)
Thurs.-Clambake (AYC)
GERMAN NIGHT Fri.-The Adventures Of Bullwhip
Griffin (AYC)
The Tivoli Guest House invites you
to enjoy the special flavor of tradi- MARGARITA
tional German cooking, Monday, Sat.-No Way To Treat ALady (A-very
good, Y-mature, C-no.)
February 24. The German Night Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-102 mins.)
-Athena (AYC)
menu features, sauerbraten, potato Sun.-Mon.-The Odd Couple (A)
dumplings, German style sauerkraut, TI es. (Prerelease)-Pink Jungle (AY)
W\Ved.-The Singing Nun (AYC)
hot German potato salad, rye bread, Thurs.-Tom Jones (A)
rolls and butter, relish tray, assorted Fril.Th GlShon w il0 to:0ry (AYle
pastries, and beverage. Call 2-2111 Me (AY)
and make reservations for any one of GATUN
the three convenient seating: 5:30, s For Lovers (A)
Sat.-Blues For Lovers (A)
6:30, and 7:30 p.m. Adults $1.50, Sun., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-Finian's Rainlow
children 10 and under 1. Tes om Jones (A)
Tiles.-Tom Jones (A)

The Defensive Driving Course
developed by the National Safety
Council has been added to the curri-
culum of training courses offered by
the Personnel Bureau Employee
Development Unit.
The course consists of eight 1 hour
sessions and is currently presented
in 1 workday.
Loron Brodie Burnham, former
chief, Employee Utilization and
Development Staff, instructed the
first seven groups last October and
November. A total of 200 Canal
organization employees authorized to
operate Government vehicles par-
ticipated in the first presentation of
the course. In addition, 12 employees
received the Defensive Driving In-
structor's Course. From this group,
11 have been registered with the
National Safety Council as Defensive
Driving Instructors.
A total of 384 persons, in 20
groups, took the Defensive Driving
Course during January. The groups
were taught by Sgt. Walter Alves,
Senior Traffic Officer, Police Divi-

Thurs.-Danger Route (A)
Fri.-The Singing Nun (AYC)

Special Matinees
(11). AYC or as Listed ***
Saturday, February 22, 1969
10:00 a.m.
Winter A Go-Go-James Stacy, Bcverly
Adams: A musical drama of a young man
who inherits a ski lodge. (SIT.) (Color.)
AY. T-91 mins.
2:00 p.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 miins.
6:15 p.m.
Man From The Diner's Club-Danny Kaye.
in the wildest comedy since money went
lout of style. T-105 lmins.
2:00 p.m.
Callaway Went Thataway-Iloward Keel,
Dorothy McCuire: Hilarious comedy of
a cowboy who becomes a Hollywood
celebrity. T-88 roins.
2:00 p.m.
The Clown-led Skelton: Emotional, heart-
felt drama . the result of i hboy's
lo alty to his father. T-99 imins.
2:00 p.m.
lBatman-Adam \West, Burt Ward: Batman
and Robin . TV's dylnamlic duo come
to the screen in an action-packed adven-
ture film. (Color.) T-112 mlins.
OAll night shows begin at 7:00 p.m. ex-
cept as shown. Program subject to change
without notice.
Y, young people 12 to 16; C, children
8 to 12.
T-Indicates Total Running Time.
R-Indicates Repeat.
SIT-Indicates Spanish Titles.

sion; R. J. Vidaurri, Employee
Development Specialist of the Em-
ployee Development Unit; J. C.
Dyer, Safety Officer for the Marine
Bureau; Robert Hauth, Safety Officer
for the Engineering and Construc-
tion Bureau; and Lloyd Murphy,
Chief, Employee Development Unit.
More than 350 employees are par-
ticipating in the 20 classes in Defen-
sive Driving being held on the Pacific
side this month in the Personnel Bu-
reau Training Center Annex, Build-
ing 0600, Balboa Heights.
The Defensive Driving course will
be given to approximately 350 em-
ployees on the Atlantic side in
March. Sgt. Russell Oberholtzer,
Senior Traffic Officer, Police Divi-
sion, Cristobal District, and Walter
F. Russon, Safety Representative,
Transportation and Terminals Bu-
reau, will assist instructors of the
Personnel Bureau Employee Devel-
opment Unit in conducting the
course which will be given in the
Canal Zone Police Training Room
in Cristobal.



Employees of the Canal organiza-
tion are requested to bring their
Chest X-ray Report and Immuniza-
tion Record when reporting to a
Physical Examination Center for a
periodic physical examination.

Where sidewalks are provided it
is unlawful for any pedestrian to
walk along or upon an adjacent road-
way. "Jay walking" is one way to
help slow down the population ex-
S0 *
Where crosswalks are marked it is
unlawful to cross a roadway any-
where except in such crosswalk.
Courtesy pays and pays.

By Emily J. Price

Alistair Cooke has broadcast a
weekly "Letter From America" on
Britain's BBC since 1946. His new
book Talk About America is a selec-
tion from his talks of the past 15
years which range through politics,
baseball, cranberry sauce, George
Washington and the Kentucky Derby.
Urbane, witty, yet never cold, he has
been one of our country's best
Ann Bridge has written a book of
personal recollections called Facts
and Fiction which will appeal to
readers of her novels of the diplo-
matic world and international in-
trigue. The wife of a British diplo-
mat, she has moved familiarly amid

plush and glitter and here she writes
about many people who appeared
as fictional characters in her novels.
She recounts her experiences in many
parts of the world and tells true-life
stories and anecdotes which became
scenes in her best sellers.
The Valachi Papers by Peter Maas
is about the big-time criminal whose
revelations about Cosa Nostra made
headlines in 1964. Valachi is now
imprisoned in Atlanta and this book
tells the story of his life as a "soldier"
in a Cosa Nostra "family." His de-
tailed information about organized
crime and racketeering has not been
released, but the author of this
book had numerous interviews with
Valachi and reveals the strange and
terrible world that Valachi knew so
A new mystery by Agatha Christie
By the Pricking of My Thumbs is one
of her most trickily plotted. There's
a peaceful English village with a
criminal gang, some old ladies in a
home for the elderly, and a pair of
nice sleuths, Tuppance and Tommy,
who reappear in a Christie work after
some years. They are older but not
much smarter and the red herrings
that strew the reader's path make
this one a puzzler.
The Green House by Mario Var-
gas Llosa received the R6mulo Ga-
Ilegos Award, South America's most
prestigious literary prize. It is a vast,
panoramic novel set in a city and a
jungle of Brazil. It has no conven-
tional plot, is told on various levels
of space and time, and the author
changes his prose to suit the occasion
he is describing. This is a powerful
novel concerned with the gigantic
and painful adventure of human


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

Page 2

Training Curriculum

Adds Driving Course

At The Movies

February 20, 1969


Residents Reminded

,.:Of Repair:

- jl Occupants of Panama Canal quar-
ters are being reminded again by the
HIousing Branch that they will be
billed for repairs made necessary by
willful damage, obvious neglect or
careless housekeeping in the houses
or apartments they occupy.
Si In an effort to keep maintenance
S. ..'-" "costs to a minimum, the Housing
Branch has adopted the policy of
billing occupants for these repairs.
S" Damages include holes punched in
the screens, broken windows and


. ... ,

Richard Pasco, in charge of aquatic weed control under to be used in the work of spraying aquatic weeds with
the Canal's Aids to Navigation Branch, wears special ear herbicide for water hyacinth and general aquatic weed
muffs as a safety measure while operating the Aircat control.
airboat. This latest addition to the Dredging Division is

The Santa Sierra, Aircat airboat,
the same type used by the U.S. Army
in the rice paddies in Vietnam, is the
newest acquisition of the Canal's
Dredging Division in its battle to
keep the Canal channel clear of
aquatic weeds. The only difference
is that the Army's airboat is mounted
with a machine gun, while the
Dredging Division's airboat carries
herbicide used in water hyacinth and
general aquatic weed control.
The airboat, capable of running in
as little as 2 inches of water, can be
operated in areas where an outboard
would be helpless because of massive
aquatic weed growths. The airboat
can go in, up, and over weed-grown
areas and is to be used in the work
of spraying aquatic weeds to prevent
them from becoming a problem in
the Panama Canal channel.
Stumps are no challenge to the
speedy little craft. If the stumps are
visible, the airboat can go around
them. If a stump is slightly sub-
merged, the operator just takes his
airboat over it.
The aircat airboat has been in use
in Florida's aquatic weed control pro-
gram for a number of years. Panama
Canal delegates to the Florida annual
convention on aquatic weed control,
the past 5 years, had an opportunity
to see the airboats at work in differ-
ent types of conditions and, with a
similar problem on the Isthmus, the
first airboat order was placed.
The Dredging Division's airboat is
made of fiberglass, in semi-catamaran
design. R. G. Reynolds is the de-
signer and manufacturer, and it was
built in Lake Hamilton, Fla. The air-
boat is 17 feet long by 8 feet wide
and has 180 horsepower lycoming
aircraft engine that uses high test
100-octane gas, held in two 30-gallon
The engine has a variable pitch
propeller, which is maintained in a
locked position, and the rudder, for
control, is the same as in small air-
craft. The little vessel is capable of
40 to 42 knots, which is better than
45 miles per hour, and carries an
operator and payload of 1,000
pounds-equivalent to 6 persons.

Storehouses To Close

All Day Saturday

Storehouse Sections B, I, and Cris-
tobal will open for limited sales
tomorrow and will be closed all day
Saturday, February 22.

Because it doesn't have an under-
water keel, such as found on an out-
board, the airboat is capable of run-
ning over marsh, mud, and grass. It
is capable of operating safely ahnost
anywhere there is moisture and,
though it might come as a shock to
golfers, it can run on a golf course in
the early morning dew.
Should the airboat become bogged
down in a mucky, marshy area where
there is no surface moisture, the
operator has only to lighten the load
and trample down a short "runway"
in front of the airboat by walking
back and forth. This causes moisture
to rise to the surface; the boat is
given full power and invariably
"walks itself out."
The airboat's hull rides higher in
the marshy areas which gives it more
buoyancy than water alone, thereby
increasing the speed of the boat
approximately 8 knots.


Learn What,

How of Jobs

With classification surveys sched-
uled in a number of Canal organiza-
tion offices during the coming months,
Position Classifiers will be interview-
ing personnel, making what is called
a "desk audit." A desk audit is ob-
taining information relating to the
position such as duties, supervisory
controls, working conditions, etc., in
other words, getting the facts. These
I alts on what, how, why, under what
controls and conditions the work is
done, should be in sufficient detail to
permit evaluation, position grouping
and classification.
In obtaining the facts, the classifier
may run into professional, technical,
and business terminology used by the
person interviewed. The use of jar-
gon, idioms, usage and abbreviations
unfamiliar to the classifier hinders the
It must be remembered that the
classifier not only must find out what
is being done but also understand
how it is done. Technical facts should
be explained. Samples of work pre-
viously completed, or about to be
finished, will be a big help in ex-
plaining a job. When forms are used,
their purpose should be explained.
The accurate evaluation of a job
depends on factual information given
by a cooperative employee.

SCUBA Course

The Armed Forces YMCA of Bal-
boa announces its March SCUBA
Course for all persons over 14 years
of age who are able to meet the
swimming and physical qualifications.
The course will start Monday,
March 3, at 7 p.m., but advance
registration is requested. The regis-
tration and physical fitness forms may
be picked up at the Balboa YMCA
front desk.
All equipment including a boat
trip to Taboga at the end of the
course .is furnished.

louvers, drains stopped by foreign
objects, and damage done to walls
by dripping air conditioners.
In the more modern quarters, spe-
cial care is needed for the formica
topped counters which are difficult
and expensive to repair. A hot skillet
or pan moved from stove to the for-
mica-topped counter, can burn a
hole through the formica. The for-
mica counters should not be used as
cutting boards or cleaned with harsh
Housing officials also report dam-
age to tile floors by sharp points on
furniture or by seepage of water from
flower beds built higher than ground
floor level.
Sometimes additional work is re-
quired in vacated quarters because
of excessive grime, trash, or accu-
mulated dust. Steel cabinets have
rusted because of dirt or water
Damages such as these are re-
ported to the Housing Branch by
the Maintenance Division forces
when they are called to make repairs
or by Housing Branch employees
when the quarters are inspected after

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1 05-Captain Kangaroo
1:45-Animal World
2:45-Parade of Sports
4:35-Pentagon Forum
5:05-Wrestling From Buflalo
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):05-Canal Zone Calendar
9:10 "My Favorite Martian"
9:40-Perry Mason
1):30-Focus On Today
10:50- boxing From the Olympic
1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-The Christophers
1:20-The Answer
1:50-)Danny Kayc
3:05-Cartoon Carnival (Barney
Google and Krazy Kat)
3:355-CBS G;olf Classic
:50-The Mike Douglas Show
7:05-Milton Berle
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The Greatest Show On Earth
9:00-Aimericans At Work
):15 Thel Bcautiful Phyllis Diller
10:05-The 20th Century
10:30-Focus On Today
10:50-This Is The Life
11:15--The Sacred Hleart
4:15-"My Favorite Martian"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Mr. Peabody And The
5:30-Wide Wide World
6:30-Andy Griffith
i:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-RIowan & Martins Laugh-in
8:00-SCN News
8:05-1lallmark Hall of Fame:
"Abe Lincoln In Illinois"
1:2(0-Canal Zone Calendar
9:25-The Tonite Show
10: 15-Focus On Today
1:05--Ilistory of U.S. Navy
1865 to 1898

4:15-"The Ileal McCoys"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon ((ont.)
"Mr. Peahody And The
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:
"Secret of the Black
10:40-Focus On Today
11:00-"The Real McCoys" (Repeat)

5.00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Movie of the Week)
"Mr. Peabody And The
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:
"Bob Hope"
10:00 The Third Man
10:25-Focus On Today
-1:15-"Roy Rogers"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Mr. Peabody And The
5:30- Report
6:00-D l)ateline
i:30-Bob Cummings Show
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The Red Skelton Hour
8:00-SCN News
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Mr. Peabody And The
10:35--Focus On Today
4 :15-"Andy Griffith"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Mr. Peabody And The
5:30-Auto Racing: Highlights of
6:30-Pentagon Forum
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Melodyv Ranch
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Operation Entertainment
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchlir Theater:
1 0:45-Focus On Today
11:05-Paragon Playhouse


tenants move or terminate their
The Housing Branch also reminds
occupants of Panama Canal quarters
that improvements or changes should
not be made in their quarters without
first obtaining permission to do so
from the Housing Manager.



Only 2 weeks remain for those who
wish to qualify for the midyear
apprentice group to file their appli-
cations with the Central Employment
Office of the Canal Zone Civilian
Personnel Policy Coordinating Board.
All applicants who file on or before
March 7 will be given a screening
test, and those passing the screening
test will be given a final examination
March 29. It is not expected that
another final examination will be
given for some tine, so all those
interested in being considered for
this year's apprentice class should file
Persons now on the register of
eligibles for Apprentice and Learner
as a result of their having passed the
examination given April 6, 1968,may
recompete in this examination to
improve their scores. They will not
be required to retake the preliminary
screening test but they should report
in person to the Central Employment
Office in Ancon or Cristobal, C.Z., so
their names and addresses can be
listed for notification of the' basic
final examination.
Application can be made at the
Central Employment Office, Ancon
or Cristobal, by filing a Canal Zone
Form 513. Applicants will be sched-
uled immediately for the screening


Jos6 A. Cruz G.
Bud R. Emery
Ernest C. Flowers
Joseph A. Maganini
Jos6 A. Melgar
Andrew H. Page
Ralph C. Plummer
B. Ricker
Roley J. Wesley
Clebert A. Armstrong
Everett K. Caton
Joseph N. Cox
Francisco Caray
Julian G6ndola
Edward Marsh
Joseph Harris
Clifton C. Nolan
Herm S. Nolan
A. W. Smith
Pascual B. Hayot, Jr.

Telephone Tips

Volunteer the "Whereabouts" and
"Whenabouts" of an absent per-
son.-"Hle can be reached in Mr.
Jones' office, Extension 2094, Sir."
"Ie is out of the building until
approximately 1500 hours." "May
I locate him and ask him to call
you, Sir?"
0 0 a
Place the call yourself, except in spe-
cial circumstances.-Make sure you
are on the line ready to talk when
the called person is reached.

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Airboat Goes To Work

For Dredging Division



February 20, 1969

Receiving a Superior Service Award upon retirement from Canal service is
Dr. Lewis E. Fontaine, center, Chief, Dental Service, Gorgas Hospital, after
25 years, 5 months of U.S. Government service. Present for the ceremony
was Maj. Gen. Robert B. Shira, left, Assistant Surgeon General and Chief
of the Dental Corps, U.S. Army, Washington, D.C. Major General Shira was
stationed in the Canal Zone from 1941 to 1947 and was Dr. Fontaine's first
boss. At right is Col. H. H. Zipennan, Panama Canal Health Director.

College Club

To Hold Annual

Fashion Show
The Canal Zone College Club will
hold its annual charity Fashion Show,
including a continental breakfast, on
Saturday, March 8, from 9:30 to
11:30 a.m. at the Governor's House.
A girl from Balboa High School, or
a girl from the Canal Zone College
will be presented a gift scholarship.
Twelve models will show newly
arrived selections from the Balboa
Retail Store. Mrs. Lester A. Fergu-
son will be the prompter. Mrs.
Willard E. Moore is the chairman,
assisted by Mrs. Frank L. Ostrander,
narrator and model pattern designer.
Brenda of the Tivoli Guest House
beauty shop and Carlos of the Balboa
Service Center beauty shop will style
the models' hair. Mrs. Zilla Naar of
Max Factor will give the facial
Mrs. William F. Robinson is
arranging the breakfast, which will
be catered by the Tivoli Guest House.
Mrs. William McClenahan and
Mrs. James R. Snider are in charge
of the decorative effects.
Mrs. Edward A. Doolan, Balboa
3504 and Mrs. Ernest W. Zelnick,
Balboa 3722 may be contacted for
tickets which will be available until
Thursday noon, March 6.

Stores To Close

For Inventories
The following retail store and serv-
ice center closings have been an-
nounced by the Supply Division in
order to effect formal inventories:
On the Pacific side, Gamboa Retail
Store will be closed Friday, Feb-
ruary 28. Gamboa Service Center,
Merchandise Section, will be closed
until 10 a.m., Saturday, March 1,
and the Merchandise Section of San-
ta Cruz Service Center will be closed
until 8 a.m. Saturday, March 1.
On the Atlantic side, the Coco
Solo Retail Store will be closed
Thursday, February 27, and the
Supermarket will be closed Friday,
February 28.

Watch Those

Directional signals-the lights in-
stalled in automobiles to indicate
which way the driver of the car is
turning-are safety measures. But
they are not so safe when they keep
on blinking after the vehicle has
made the desired turn.
The Canal Zone Police are advising
motorists that, in spite of the fact
that the blinking light is supposed to
turn off automatically after the car
makes a turn, it often does not. Acci-
dents can be caused by permitting
the lights to continue blinking.
The driver of an oncoming car or
a car waiting to make a turn at an in-
tersection can be misled by another
vehicle which has a direction signal
blinking. The police urge motorists
to make sure that the light turns off
again after flipping the switch to
indicate a turn. If it hasn't turned
off automatically, it should be turned
off by hand.

A group of 14 Rainbow City High
School students recently completed a
Red Cross Home Nursing course in
the Cheerful Aides Nurses' Aides pro-
gram and were presented certificates
in a ceremony at the Rainbow City
High School. The course is part of
the prerequisite instruction in the
program prior to the hospital phase.
One male student completed the
Mrs. Betty Snow, clinic nurse at
Rainbow City Health Center, was the
instructor for the Home Nursing
course. She also presented the certifi-
cates. Dr. B. K. Levin, Quarantine
Officer, Atlantic, spoke to the volun-
teers on the important role of home
nursing in civil defense, in the family
unit and the community.

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 Oficer
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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To Open at

8 Tonight

The curtain will go up tonight at
8, at the Ancon Playhouse, for the
opening night's performance of the
Theatre Guild's tuneful, colorful pre-
sentation of the Lerner & Loewe
musical, "Brigadoon." Performances
will continue through March 8.
The book and lyrics are by Alan
Jay Lerner and the music is by Fred-
erick Loewe, the same team that gave
the theater world "My Fair Lady"
and "Camelot."
The story of "Brigadoon" is woven
about the legend of the enchanted
town of the same name. "Brigadoon"
only comes to life once every 100
years, and it is one of the times when
the town awakens that it is dis-
covered by two young hunters.
Stars of "Brigadoon" are Mickey
Morgan of the U.S. Air Force, who
is cast as Tommy, and Mrs. Karen
Brownfield, who has the role of Fiona
Sharron Pugh has the dancing lead
and Richard Gaydos plays Charlie
Cameron, her fiance.
Other members of the cast are:
Arthur Pollack as Jeff; Charles Hum-
mer as Angus MacMonies; Bob
Chudd as Donald Ritchie; Edward
Conn as Sandy; Marilyn Whaley as
Maggie Abernathy; Federico Cabre-
ra as MacGregor; Steve Potter as
Stuart Cameron; John Carlson as
Harry Ritchie; Victor Canel as
Andrew MacKeith; William Kilgallen
as Mr. Murdock, the schoolmaster;
Jerry Sait as Frank, and Norene
Hughes as Jane Ashton. The only
two children in the cast are Carlito
Hummer and Debra Niskanen.
The Ancon Playhouse box office is
open nightly from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
and telephone reservations may be
made by telephoning the box office
at Balboa 3786.

The Cheerful Aides program is
sponsored by the Rainbow City Civic
Council with the cooperation of the
Canal Zone Civil Defense Unit,
Rainbow City High School, and Coco
Solo Hospital.
During the Latin American schools'
vacation the volunteers will perform
a number of tasks at Coco Solo Hos-
pital after completing classroom in-
struction in basic medical sciences
and hospital ward routines applicable
to the program. They also will attend
lectures on personal hygiene and
various aspects of hospital life and
nursing. Instruction they receive in
the program also may be applied to
Civil Defense activities.
The Rainbow City High School
students supply their own uniforms-
a pink checked jumper with white
blouse for the girls, and khaki trousers
and white shirt for the boys.
After completing the hospital
phase of instruction, the student-
volunteers will be assigned to various
areas of the hospital where they will
work 5 hours a day, 3 days a week
for 5 weeks.
The students who participated in
the Home Nursing course are: Ri-
cardo Bowen, Diana Collins, Lilia De
Souza, Maria Escobar, Victoria Gor-
don, Elsa Hansell, Amelia Josephs,
Patricia Kirton, Olivia Lewis, Emilia
Melise, Zelmira Moreno, Certrude
Parris, Emilia Rodney, and Nilda
(See photo in Spanish section.)

The man who would know the
answer to every problem need only
ask his wife.

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The sartorial elegance of the Fore-
men and Lead Foremen in the Bal-
boa Electrical Division Field Office is
the talk of the town these days. All
of these splendidly-attired gentlemen,
such as "Buckeye" Swearingen, Jim
Bradley, and Bill Nickisher, are now
sporting hardhats and black bow ties.
Everyone wonders if they're going
to hold a sale on khaki trousers and
denim shirts in the near future.

Change Made

In Operation

Of Dispensary
A change designed to provide
better medical care will be made
March 1 in dispensary service for
outpatients from Pedro Miguel and
Because of inequitable distribu-
tion of outpatient workloads between
the outpatient clinic at Gorgas Hos-
pital and the Gamboa dispensary,
patients from Pedro Miguel and
Paraiso will receive general outpa-
tient clinic service at Gamboa dis-
For the new arrangement to work
effectively, it is essential that the
visits be made on an appointment
basis. This will permit the Gamboa
dispensary personnel to apportion
their workload to avoid long delays
in seeing the physician.
The change in dispensary service
will result in quicker service to the
patients involved and reduce some-
what overcrowded conditions in the
outpatient clinic at Gorgas Hospital.
Emergency care will be given at
the dispensary during duty hours, 8 to
11:30 a.m. and 1 to 4:30 p.m., Mon-
day through Friday. However, emer-
gency care (true emergencies only)
in after-duty hours and on weekends
will be handled at Gorgas Hospital
Emergency Room.
Drop-in patients at the Gamboa
dispensary are discouraged as these
persons will have to wait their turns
and this may involve long waiting

M*M =Im m iII ml
Al Zapata had his hands full with
the routine work at Diablo Service
Center a few weeks ago. Now, he has
more work to do since he has to keep
track of Bruce Perry. Someone sug-
gested that all Al has to do is follow
the gleam of Bruce's head (it shines!)
and he won't have any problem.
What do you think, Al?
0 0
Believe it or not, the reason George
Washington always smirked was due
to the fact that he had a poorly-
fitted set of dentures. And he didn't
throw a quarter across the Delaware,
as every schoolboy believes. It was
actually a silver dollar. Even in those
days, a dollar didn't go very far.
0a 0
Herb Raybourn looks and sounds
like Leo Durocher as he runs his
Balboa High School baseball team
through their practice sessions at the

Did you know that policeman Bob
Nooney is known as the Kid Catcher,
since he's always after the mischiev-
ous little imps that impede traffic by
swooping between cars on their
skates near the Limits? It's a good
idea, too, because one of these days
someone is going to be unable to stop
in time.
And speaking of the police, all the
guys on the beat'refer to a certain
dispatcher as "Super Throat." They
say it's because she averages 10 calls
on the radio, per minute.

Some of the recent visitors to the
Canal Zone include the Rusty Jones',
the Murray Klippers, and the James
Selbys. Glad to see you back, folks,
and hope you're enjoying your stay.
0 4
Burt Thompson at Balboa High
School is getting his band ready for
a trip March 2 to Chorrera, where
they will give a concert for visitors
to the fair which opens February 27.
At the Canal Zone College, Dave
Lommen is preparing his Spring mu-
sical, "How To Succeed In Business
Without Really Trying," which looks
like it's going to be another hit for
Brother Dave.

Eugene Wilson Completes

50 Years of P.C Service

The gold mines of Cana in the
Darien jungle, where his father went
to work shortly after arriving from
Grenada, West Indies, is the earliest
memory of Eugene G. Wilson who
recently completed 50 years service
with the Canal organization.
Wilson was recently presented a
50-Year Service Award, an Emi-
nently Satisfactory Extended Service
Award, a key to the locks and a
check for $500 by Gov. W. P. Leber
at a ceremony at the Balboa Theater.
A produce attendant at the Balboa
Retail Store, Wilson went to work
for the Canal in 1918 when he was
10 years old as a "boy" at $12.50
a month. Four years later, he ter-
minated and was then intermittently
employed until May 1923. He has
had almost continuous service since
that time. In addition to his present
job, he has worked as a laborer, mes-
senger, salesman, foreman, section
head, and sales clerk.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, who live in
Paraiso, have 10 children, five boys

and five girls: Martha Sims, who lives
in Port Texas; Gladys, who works
here for the U.S. Air Forces; Sylvia,
a nurse in a Los Angeles, Calif., hos-
pital; Ricardo, who works in the
Balboa Post Office; Roberto, who
has just graduated from Paraiso High
School; Eugene, Mario, Elvi, and
Marcia, who are students at Paraiso
High School and another son, Eduar-
do, who is shoeshine boy in the
Administration Building.
(Photo in Spanish section.)

Last Week's Visitors

Miraflores Locks
Gatun Locks.__---
Las Cruces,
partial transits, 13
Small launches,
partial transits, 1
Summit Gardens ---
Museum __---
Grand total

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Vol. VII, No. 36 Mds de 50 Aiios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial Jueves 20 de Febrero de 1969

Efectuan Innovaciones en

Las Esclusas de P. Miguel

El reacondicionamiento de rutina
de las Esclusas de Pedro Miguel pro-
seguia segin lo programado esta se-
mana con la instalaci6n de 21 ranu-
ras para mamparos de las alcantari-
Ilas laterales en la via oriental. Esta
operaci6n deberia ser completada
Las ranuras en las cuales se coloca-
ran mamparos de acero, cuando sea
necesario reparar las alcantarillas cen-
tral y laterales en el future, son una
parte important de los actuales tra-
bajos de reacondicionamiento gene-
ral. Los mamparos fueron disefiados
para reemplazar los tapones de las al-
cantarillas laterales que se usaron en
el pasado para sellar el agua en esas
El trabajo de reacondicionamiento
en la via oriental de Pedro Miguel
debera terminarse para el 28 de fe-
brero. Las compuertas N9 66 y N9 67,
que fueron retiradas en noviembre y
reacondicionadas en el Dique Seco
de Balboa, serAn traidas y colocadas
nuevamente sobre sus goznes por la
gr6a flotante Hdrcules, a fines de fe-
brero o principios de marzo.
De acuerdo con el trAfico, la via


En Paraiso

El Sabado 1
El Consejo Civico de Paraiso acaba
de anunciar la celebraci6n del "Car-
navalito en Paraiso".
El 19 de marzo es la fecha sefialada
para esa noche de alegria que el Con-
sejo present cada afio para diversion
tanto de j6venes como de adults de
la comunidad para que todos se unan
y compartan las celebraciones regu-
lares despues del carnaval, de acuer-
do con Dathan Martin, quien nueva-
mente encabeza el comity encargado.
El Combo los "Supremes" ameni-
zari el baile que sera de 8 p.m. a
4 a.m.
La Cancha de Tenis de Paraiso
sera transformada en un bellisimo
toldo, para que la alegria y el am-
biente de carnaval prevalezcan du-
rante toda la noche.

occidental sern cerrada el 3 de marzo,
cuando serA reabierta la via oriental.
El trabajo en la via occidental deberA
iniciarse el 3 de marzo y terminarse
para el 24 de marzo.
La Division de Mantenimiento estA
instalando las ranuras para los mam-
paros en ambas vias, inspeccionando
y reparando el concrete donde sea
necesario y efectuando los otros tra-
bajos pertinentes. La Divisi6n In-
dustrial reacondicion6 las compuer-
tas en el Dique Seco de Balboa. Todo
el otro trabajo estA siendo hecho por
la Division de Esclusas. Various cen-
tenares de hombres, ademAs del per-
sonal regular del Canal, han sido
empleados para el reacondiciona-

En La Chorrera

Veran un Nuevo

Mapa del Canal
El Canal de Panama y el Coman-
do Sur de las Fuerzas Armadas de los
Estados Unidos participarAn nueva-
mente este afio en la Feria de La
Chorrera, que se inaugurara el 27 de
febrero y seguira hasta el 3 de marzo.
Nuevas exhibiciones se estAn pre-
parando para esta, la tercera feria
regional del afio, y se espera que
miles de visitantes de PanamA y de la
Zona del Canal la visiten.
El pabell6n del Canal sera uno de
los de mayor colorido. Su mayor
atracci6n sera un mapa iluminado,
que por medio de circuitos el6ctricos
mostrarn la acci6n necesaria en el
Canal de Panama para que una nave
transit de oc6ano a oc6ano, mien-
tras los miembros del Servicio de
Guias irAn narrando los detalles de
la operaci6n.
Otra atracci6n consistirA en los
ejercicios de march que efectuarAn
las muchachas del Equipo de Ejerci-
cios de Marcha de Precisi6n de la
Escuela Secundaria de Balboa, los
dias sibado y domingo, 19 y 2 de
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

Eugene C. Wilson, a la derecha, recibe de manos del Gobemador W. P.
Leber un Certificado por 50 afios de Servicio al Canal, un cheque por $500
por sus Prolongados Servicios Eminentemente Satisfactorios y la lave
maestra de las Esclusas del Canal de Panama en ceremonia llevada a cabo
recientemente en el Teatro de Balboa.

Premian a Eugene Wilson

Por 50 Anos de Servicio

Las minas de oro de Cana, en El
Dari6n, fue lo primero que vio en
Panama un empleado del Almac6n
de Balboa que acaba de recibir un
Certificado por 50 Afios de Servicio
al Canal y un cheque por $500, como
premio a sus Prolongados Servicios
Eminentemente Satisfactorios, ade-
mAs de la llave maestra de las Es-
clusas del Canal de Panama. La en-
trega de estos premios la hizo nada
menos que el Gobernador W. P.
Eugene C. Wilson, el empleado a
que nos referimos, naci6 en Grenada,
Indias Occidentales el 24 de mayo
de 1908 y a los 2 afios de edad, vino
con sus padres a la selva del Darien.
Su padre se qued6 trabajando en
El Darien durante muchos afios, hasta
que quebr6 la compafiia minera, en
1929, pero 61 y su mama, al poco
tiempo, se vinieron a vivir a la ciu-
dad de PanamA. Su padre le dijo
muchas veces que estaba seguro de
que en Cana queda inucho oro,

pues ellos no sacaron todo el mineral.
Hizo sus studios primaries en la
escuelita privada de un sefior.Phillips,
que quedaba en la Iglesia Wesleyana
de la Calle 15 Este. "Esos eran maes-
tros, los que teniamos en ese tiempo",
dice recordando los dias de su nifiez.
"Nos hacian aprender de verdad, de
manera que a los 10 aios ya habia
terminado mi sexto grado. Fue enton-
ces que empec6 a trabajar con el
Canal de PanamA y segui estudiando
por las noches".
Wilson, cbmenz6 a trabajar con la
empresa del Canal el 18 de enero de
1918, como ordenanza, luego ha sido
obrero, mensajero, vendedor, capa-
taz, jefe de secci6n y vendedor de
mostrador. "No he ocupado altas po-
siciones", dice con orgullo, "pero
siempre he tratado de hacer bien mi
Su primer trabajo fue en la oficina
de Eddy Leonard, en el Departa-
mento de Aprovisionamiento de Na-
ves de la vieja Divisi6n de Comisa-
riatos. Para cuando tenia 16 afios,
"era el hombre de confianza de los
jefes, quienes me confiaban tareas
(Continda en la pdgina 4)

Distribuiran el

Correo Maniana

Segun Horario
Sera un largo fin de semana para
la mayoria de los empleados del
Canal de PanamA, pero el correo
sera distribuido por las oficinas de
correos de la Zona del Canal de
acuerdo con su horario.
Mafiana es un dia de fiesta legal
en la Zona del Canal, pero las ofici-
nas de correos en Balboa y Crist6bal
abrirAn para tender al p6blico como
de costumbre. Todas las oficinas su-
cursales de correos permanecerAn ce-
rradas, seg6n anunci6 el Director de
Todas las oficinas de correos ce-
rrarAn el sAbado 22 de febrero, pero
el horario regular del sabado sera
cumplido, lo que significa que habrA
distribuci6n de correo en los apar-

Libros Para

Pueblo Nuevo
La Oficina de Informaci6n del
Canal de PanamA agradecerA la
donaci6n de libros en espafiol
para la Biblioteca de Pueblo Nue-
vo, recientemente inaugurada.
Cualquier libro que usted tenga
en buen estado y desee donarlo a
esa biblioteca, puede enviarlo a
la Oficina de Informaci6n en el
Edificio de Administraci6n en
Balboa Heights, tel6fono Balboa
Si desea enviarlo por correo,
favor de dirigirlo a la Oficina de
Informaci6n, Box "M", Balboa
Heights, Zona del Canal.

Estrenan Hoy


En T. Ancon
El tel6n subira esta noche a las 8
en el Teatro de Anc6n para el estre-
no de la presentaci6n del Theatre
Guild de la obra musical de Lerner &
Loewe, "Brigadoon". Las presenta-
ciones continuarin hasta el 8 de
(Continia en la pdgina 4)

Terminan Curso de

Enfermeria Casera

-as b1

Estudiantes que terminaron el curso de Enfermeria Ca-
sera de la Cruz Roja, son, de izquierda a derecha, pri-
mera fila: Victoria Gordon, Nilda Romero, Ricardo
Bowen, Olivia Lewis y la Sra. Betty Snow instructorra;

segunda fila: Emilia Melise, Gertrude Parris, Amelia
Josephs, Elsa Hansell y Zelmira Moreno; tercera fila:
Dr. B. K. Levin, Maria Escobar, Emilia Rodney, Lilia
De Souza, Patricia Kirton y Diana Collins.

Un grupo de 14 estudiantes de la
Escuela Secundaria de Rainbow City
tennin6 recientemente un curso de
Enfermeria Casera de la Cruz Roja
en el program de los Joviales Auxi-
liares de Enfenneria y les entregaron
certificados en una ceremonial llevada
a cabo en la Escuela Secundaria de
Rainbow City. El curso es parte de
la instrucci6n requerida previamente
en el program antes de la fase del
hospital. Un var6n termin6 el curso.
La Sra. Betty Snow, enfermera cli-
nica en el Centro de Salubridad de
Rainbow City, fue la instructor del
curso de Enfermeria Casera. Ella en-
treg6 tambidn los certificados. El Dr.
B. K. Levin, funcionario de Cuaren-
tena en el AtlAntico, habl6 a los vo-
luntarios sobre el important papel
de la enfenneria casera en la defense
civil, en la familiar y en la comunidad.
El program de Joviales Auxiliares
es patrocinado por el Consejo Civico
de Rainbow City con la cooperaci6n
de la Unidad de Defensa Civil de la
Zona del Canal, la Escuela Secun-
daria de Rainbow City y el Hospital
de Coco Solo.
Durante las vacaciones de las Es-

cuelas Latinoamericanas los volunta-
rios realizarin una variedad de tareas
en el Hospital de Coco Solo despuis
de completar instrucci6n te6rica en
la ciencia m6dica bAsica y rutinas de
salas de hospital aplicables al pro-
grama. Tambien asistirAn a conferen-
cias sobre higiene personal y varies
aspects de la vida en un hospital y
cnfnnerria. La instrucci6n que reci-
ben en el program tambidn puede
ser aplicada a las actividades de la
defense civil.
(Contin6a en la pdgina 4)

Falta Poco

Para Revista

De sus Autos
Se recuerda a los duefios de ve-
hiculos con places de la Zona del
Canal, que solamente tienen 5 dias
mns para que sus vehiculos sean revi-
sados en los garajes de la Divisi6n
de Transporte a Motor del Canal de
PanamA en Anc6n y Crist6bal.
(Continda en la pdgina 4)


q- 1- 9q7- )


Febrero 20, 1969



9:30-Conozca el Mundo
10:00-Todo por la 'Patria
11:30--Mi Amigo el Mago
12:30-Show del Mediodia
2:30-Reirise de la Novelat de las (
4:310-Los Invencihles
61:0 0-La Novicia Voladora
6:30-El Zorro
8:00-El Gran Chaparral
9:00-Ladron sin Destino
10:00 -Premiere de Gala


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

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
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-Capitmin Escarlata
8:00-Audacia es el Nombre del
9:30-Mi Muier 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-E1 Caf6 Squirt
8:00-Los Invencibles de Nnmesis
9:00-Departamento de Policia de
Nueva York
9:30-Variedades de Silvia Pinal
10:30-77 Sunset Strip



Conozca el Mundo
Carnival de Cartones
El PAijaro Carpintero
Los Tres Chiflados
De Msujer a Mujer
Reprise de la Novela de las 7
Deportes en TV-2
Mis Adorables Sobrinos
Cowboy en Africa
Viaje a las Estrellas
Cine SAibado

Gente en la Noticia

Maria Cristina Arosemena, estudian-
te tecn6loga medical en el Laborato-
rio del Hospital Gorgas, aparece en
la foto discutiendo algunos detalles
de un anilisis con Sonja Eichner,
tecn6loga m6dica del mismo labora-
torio. Maria Cristina tiene apenas 7
meses de haber empezado el curso
de tecnologia medica en el Gorgas.
Naci6 en la ciudad de Panama del
hogar formado por el Dr. Rodrigo
Arosemena, conocido abogado local,
y donia Cecilia De Roux de Aroseme-
na, y reside con sus padres en el ba-
rrio de Bella Vista de la ciudad de
Panamai. Es nieta del ex Presidente
de Panama, ya fallecido, don Alci-
biades Arosemena. Curs6 sus estu-
dios primaries y secundario en el Co-
legio de las Esclavas del Sagrado
Coraz6n en la ciudad de PanamA.
Lucgo, ingres6 al Gwynedd Mercy
College, situado en una zona resi-
dencial cercana a Filadelfia, Estados
Unidos de America. Lo que mis le
gusta realizar es el anilisis de la san-
gre. "Es el fl6ido de la vida", dice "y
donde encuentran mis detalles sobre
el estado de una persona". Le encan-
ta el ambiente de trabajo en el Labo-
ratorio del Gorgas y una de las cosas
buenas es que el trabajo no deja que
se aburra en ningun moment. "El
Sr. Vallarino, nuestro jefe", agrega,
"se preocupa enormemente porque
todo salga bien y en todo moment
nos sentimos respaldados por el". Ha
estado en Italia. Lo que mas le im-
presion6 fue El Vaticano y el con-
traste de las 6pocas que por milenios
han ido dejando sus marcas en la
Ciudad Eterna, Roma. Le encanta
el cine y los paseos a Taboga. Re-
cientemente se comprometi6 con el
Ingeniero Ricardo Quijano. Dice que
sus ambiciones son: "Graduarse, ca-
sarse y trabajar como tecn6loga m6-
dica. En ese orden."

Todo lo que algunas personas tie-
nen listo para un dia luvioso, es un
auto reci6n lavado.

Una airada divorciada a su amiga:
"Asi es que le dije que si no paga
puntualmente la pension alimenticia,
lo recuperare".

Las sefiales direccionales-las luces
instaladas en los autom6viles para
indicar por cual mano el automovi-
lista esta doblando-constituyen me-
didas de seguridad. Pero no son tan
seguras cuando son mantenidas en-

Calendario de Eventos

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.
22-"Baile de las Bellas Artes", patrocinado por la Liga Nacional de Muje-
res Eruditas de Am&rica", en la Casa de Hudspedes Tivoli. Este baile
de disfraces es un acontecimiento social de gala destinado a promover
el interns en las Bellas Artes, tanto en Panama como en la Zona del
Canal. Los boletos pueden conseguirse con cualquiera de las inte-
grantes de la Liga.
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 mis grandes de Panami. Desde el dia ante-
rior, miles de peregrinos y penitentes, centenares de ellos a pie y
desde distancias enormes y otros, procedentes de praises de Centro
America, Ilegan a la pequefia poblaci6n, para postrarse de hinojos
ante la milagrosa imagen de Cristo Crucificado que se venera en la
iglesia del lugar, la inica en today la Repuiblica de Panuamn a la cual
la Iglesia Catblica ha otorgado el titulo de Basilica. La Atalaya, que
normalmente no Ilega a los 5.000 habitantes, ese dia se ve colmada
por mais de 20.000 personas.
26-Torneo Profesional Amateur de Golf en el Club de Golf de PanamA.

19-Dia de la Constituci6n. Dia de Fiesta Nacional en la Repfblica de
2-Tiene lugar en el Club de Golf de Panama el torneo Abierto de Golf de
Panama. Competencia international en donde se verAn en acci6n a
numerosos de los mejores golfistas del moment.
8-Feria Anual, patrocina por el Club Universitario del Caribe, en el Ran-
cho Ramos del sector AtlAntico. Abriri de 11 a.m. a 5 p.m. y habrA
grandes atracciones.
8-Fiesta de San Juan de Dios. Fiesta patronal de la poblaci6n de Nati de
los Caballeros, fundada en 1520 y situada a unas 114 millas al occi-
dente de la ciudad de Panamai, sobre la Carretera Interamericana.

cendidas despu6s que el vehiculo ha
dado la vuelta deseada.
La policia de la Zona del Canal
estAi advirtiendo a los automovilistas
que, a pesar del hecho de que la luz
intermitente debe apagarse automa-
ticamente despues que el autom6vil
da la vuelta, a menudo no lo hace.
El permitir que las luces continmien
encendidas intermittenteente puede
causar accidents.
El conductor de un auto que viene
o de uno que espera dar la vuelta
en una intersecci6n, puede ser enga-
fiado por otro vehiculo que tiene las
luces direccionales encendidas. La
policia exhorta a los conductores a
asegurarse de que la luz se apague
nuevamente despu6s de haberla co-
nectado. Si no se ha apagado auto-
miiticamente, higalo con la mano.

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 Informnaci6n
La informaci6n que se deseare publicar
en el SPILLWAY debe ser enviada a la
oficina del Jefe de Prensa. Dirigir la
correspondencia a PANAMfA CANAL
SP'I..LWAY, Apartado M, Balboa, Zona
del Canal.
Distribuci6n gratuita a todos los em-
pleados del Canal de Panama. Valor
de la subscripcion para otros (inclu-
yendo envio por correo) S2.60 al afio.
Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos
al Panama Canal Company y dirigidos
a: SPILLWA Subscriptions, Box M,
Balboa Heights. Canal Zone.

En Su Pantalla




6 :00-


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

-Misica y Risas
La Hora de Corin Tellado
-Nuevo Cine Hogar
-Charlas y Dibujos Animados
-Novela de la Tarde
-Piginas de la Vida
Instantaneas Sociales
Primera Plana
-Get Smart
-Lunes deRevlon
-Su Novela Favorita
-Micronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
-Micronoticiero y Novela
-Micronoticiero y Enigma
-Los Defensores

12:00--Misica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3:30-E1 Hogar y La Escuela
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-Paginas de la Vida
6:30-InstantAneas Sociales
6:35-Primera Plana
7:30-C6micos y Canciones
8:00-La Hora Continental
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Micronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero y Ruta 66
11:00-Los Defensores

12:00-Sorteo de la Loterih
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-Piginas de la Vida
6:30-Instantaneas 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 Ilora 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-Instantnineas Sociales
6:35-Primera Plana
7:30-Beverly Ricos
8:00-Jueves Estelares
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Micronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero y Jim West
11:00--Los Defensores


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

11:30-Colorin Colorao
12:00--Mi Oso y Yo
12:30-11 roes de Iogan
1:30-La Mujer Opina
2:00-Victor Martinez Blanco
41:00-Largo Metraje
5:30-l)aniel Boone
6:35-Primera Plana
7:30-SAiados de Orange Crush
8:00-A Pcticion Suya
9:00-Viaje al Fondo del Mar
10:00-Superproducciones del SAbado

Pigina 2

Vigile sus Luces Direccionales

Rings Around The World (AYC) y 10:00 p.m.
Viernes 21_. CEIRADO Jason And The Argonauts (AYC) Gypsy Colt (AYC)
Rings Around The World (AYC) y Half A Hero (AYC) y Laurel &
Sahiado 22- Jason And The Argonauts (AYC) CERIRADO lHardy's Laughing Twenties (AYC)

1omingo 23 Planet Of The Apes (AY) Prudence And The Pill (A) Hang 'Em High (A)

Lunes 24__ Planet Of The Apes (AY) Ch mber Of t orrors (A)High (A)
Operation Secret (A) Hang'Em High (A)

Martes 25_ CERRADO First To Fight (AY) Sergeant Ryker (AY)
Chamlber Of Horrors (A) y \D
MiOrcoles 26 h Opertion Secret (A) Gidget Goes Hawaiian (AY) CERRADO
Horror Of Party Beach (A) y
Jueves 27 First To Fight (AY) CERRADO Pleasure Seekers (A)

Viernes 28__ CERRADO Hallelujah Trail (AYC) y 10:00 p.m.
The Shark Fighters (AYC) Atlantis The Lost Continent (AY)
GUIA DEL CINE: A, Adultos; Y, J6venes de 12 a 16; C, Nifios de 8 a 12.





Febrero 20, 1969


Nifios de la Guarderia Infantil de Rainbow City esperan
su turno para recibir sus diplomas, en el acto de gra-
duaci6n Ilevado a cabo recientemente en el Auditorio

"The Little Foxes"

Se Presentara en

Teatro de Crist6bal

"The Little Foxes" ha sido selec-
cionada como la pr6xima producci6n
del Teatro de Crist6bal en France
El reparto incluye a Esther Bell,
Trevor Simons, Roger Erb, Ed Camp-
bell, Dianne Elliott, Peter Simmons,
Donna Carr y a Dom Fortunato. Dos
veterans actors del Club Dramai-
tico Atlantic Beavers, Pearl Mottley
y Herb Holt, quienes representaron
parties importantes en "Carmen
Jones", integrarAn tambi6n el reparto.
Ron Nelson dirigirA la nueva pro-
ducci6n que esti programada para
los dias 13, 14 y 15 de marzo, a las
8 p.m. en el Teatro de France Field.

Hay que Llevar el

Informe de Rayos X
Los empleados de la organizaci6n
del Canal deberin llevar su Informe
de Radiografia del Pecho y el Infor-
me de Inmunizaci6n cuando tengan
que acudir al Centro de Examen Fi-
sico para el examen fisico peri6dico.

La misma


con mayor insistencia:

pare... mire... escuche

de Rainbow City. DetrAs de ellos estAn sus padres, her-
manos y amistades que acudieron a ver la graduaci6n.

N os urso cle anej

Nuevos Cursos de Manejo

Defensive Dictaran Aqui

El Curso de Manejo Defensive de-
sarrollado per el Consejo Nacional de
Seguridad ha sido afiadido al progra-
ma en los cursos de adiestramiento
que ofrece la Unidad de Capacita-
ci6n de Empleados de la Direcci6n
de Personal.
El curso consist on ocho sesiones
de 1 hora y actualmente se dicta en
dias de la semana de trabajo.
Loron Brodie Burnham, quien fue-
ra jefe del Personal de Capacitaci6n
y Utilizaci6n de Empleados, instruy6
a los primeros siete grupos durante
octubre y noviembre. En ese curso
particip6 un total de 200 empleados
de la empresa del Canal que estan
autorizados para operar vehiculos del
Cobierno. AdemtAs, 12 empleados re-
cibieron el curso de Instructor de Ma-
nejo Defensivo. Once de los de este
grupo ya se han registrado en cali-
dad de Instructores de Manejo De-
fensivo con el Consejo Nacional de
Un total de 384 personas, en 20
grupos, tomaron el Curso de Manejo
Defensive durante enero. El curso fue
dictado por el Sargento Walter Alves,
Official de Trinsito de Primera Cate-
goria en la Divisi6n de Policia; por

R. J. Vidaurri, Especialista en Capa-
citaci6n de Empleados de la Unidad
de Capacitaci6n de Empleados; J. C.
Dyer, Funcionario de Seguridad de
la Direcci6n de Marina; Robert
Hauth, Funcionario de Seguridad de
la Direcci6n de Ingenieria y Cons-
truccion y Lloyd Murphy, Jefe de la
Unidad de Capacitaci6n de Emplea-
Mis de :350 empleados participan
en las 20 classes de Manejo Defensivo
que se dictan este mes en el sector
Pacifico, en el Anexo del Centro de
Adiestramiento de la Direcci6n de
Personal, Edificio 0600, en Balboa
El Curso de Manejo Defensivo
serA dictado a unos 350 empleados
en el sector Atlintico durante marzo.
El Sargento Russell Oberholtzer, Ofi-
cial de Trinsito de Primera Catego-
ria, del Distrito de Crist6bal de la
Division de Policia, y Walter F.
Russon, Representante de Seguridad
de la Direcci6n de Transporte y Ter-
minales, ayudarin a los instructors
de la Unidad de Capacitaci6n de
Empleados de la Direcci6n de Perso-
nal durante las classes del curso que
sera dictado en el Sal6n de Adies-
tramiento de la Policia de la Zona
del Canal, en Crist6bal.

Se Celebrara

Semana Scout

Desde el 22
La Semana Scout de Panama serai
celebrada del 22 al 28 de este mes,
con la participaci6n de muchachos
exploradores de PanamA, ademas de
representantes de los International
Boy Scouts y los Boy Scouts of
Ilabir actividades diaries desde el
sibado 22 hasta el viernes 28, tales
como juegos amplios, juegos de loba-
tos en plazas piblicas, rallie de come-
tas, servicios religiosos y un desfile el
viernes para cerrar la Semana Scout
de Panama.

La Hora del Cuento

Comenzo Ayer en una

Biblioteca Sucursal
La Biblioteca Sucursal de Paraiso
comenz6 ayer "La Hora del Cuento",
para los niios de kindergarten hasta
el tercer grado.
Ademais de los cuentos se exhibirAn
peliculas y los niiios pintarin despu6s
los personajes mis importantes de
cada pelicula.
"La Hora del Cuento" serA du-
rante las vacaciones todos los jueves
hasta el 27 de marzo, de 3 a 4:30

La Srta. Idolly Archer, transcrip-
tora de dictAfono en el Laboratorio
del Hospital Gorgas, tiene entire sus
atribuciones tambi6n la de contestar
las Ilamadas telef6nicas y lo hace con
muchisima cortesia. La Srta. Archer
es soltera, pero su novio Roberto
White es bombero en la Estaci6n de
Mount Hope, en el sector Atlantico, y
ella vive en Pedro Miguel; por eso
s6lo se ven durante los fines de se-
mana. A veces, 61 es el que viaja;
otras, ella se echa su paseito al lado

Por los lados de las oficinas princi-
pales de la Divisi6n de Escuelas, en
el Edificio de Asuntos Civiles en
AncOn, la persona que anda mAs en-
tusiasmada y alegre es Alfred E.
Osborne, Ayudante del Superinten-
dente, a cargo de las Escuelas Lati-
noamericanas. La raz6n es el nuevo
auto que se acaba de comprar. Un
tremendo sedAn de cuatro puertas,
Dodge Coronet 440 de un bello color
azul. El auto tiene todos los golpes,
de manera que volveria loco a cual-
quiera. Alfredo tiene today la raz6n
de andar entusiasmado.
a 0 a
Uno que esta completamentee de
acuerdo con lo que acabamos de decir
es Raymond George, de las oficinas
principles de la Divisi6n de Bom-
beros de la Zona del Canal. Soste-
niendo en la mano su inseparable
habano, dice: "Yo tambitn me vol-
veria loco con n auto asi. Lo malo
es que tambien me vuelvo loco de
las ganas de conseguirme uno".
a a a
La Sra. Geneth de Squires, secre-
taria de Osborne en las Oficinas de
la Division de Escuelas, es persona
sumamente active y entusiasta. Su-
mamente alegre, al punto que sus
compafieras de trabajo le han puesto
el nombre de "Domitila", form su
comparsa particular para los Carna-
vales: la Comparsa Squires, integra-
da por ella, su esposo Gilberto Squi-
res y sus dos hijos, Gilberto, Jr., y
indres. Vive en la barriada Club X
en uni6n de su esposo que es guardian
de detenci6n en la Penitenciaria de

Tremenda fiesta de San Valentin
fue la que organize la Sra. Lois J.
Alexander, en su residencia de Bal-
boa. Sus trcs hijos, Cathy, Rich y
John se dieron la gran divertida, lo
mismo que los demas invitados entire
los que se encontraba quien era mo-
tivo de la fiesta. Al preguntar el
nombre, contest: "It is an Air Force
tight secret", que en buen castellano
quiere decir: Es un secret de la
Fuerza A6rea. Saquen sus conclusio-

Si used llama por tel6fono a las
oficinas de la Divisi6n de Escuelas
en el Edificio de Asuntos Civiles y
tiene la suerte de que le contest la
Sra. Teresa Haggerty, queda oyendo
"campanitas de cristal", tal es la mu-
sicalidad y la suavidad conque doiia
Teresa contest las llamadas.

La Sra. Diana de Keene, estaba la
semana pasada con un tremendo pro-
blema: su hijita, que estaba en pre
kindergarten, asisti6 a la graduaci6n
de los de kinder y qued6 tan entu-
siasmada al ver a los nifitos con sus
togas y bonetes, que tainbi6n ella
quiso graduarse. Resultado, que la
pobre mamii todavia anda buscando
toallas para secarle el Ilanto.
o o
A uno de esos sefiores de Imas lde
medio siglo de edad, le preguntaron
que por que se habia comprado un
auto nuevo de tipo deportivo. La
contestaci6n fue: "A mi edad, ya no

me miran las muchachas; hay que
hacer que por lo menos miren la

Y seguimos con las personas que
trabajan en la Divisi6n de Escuelas.
Estamos muy contents con la co-
rresponsal que nos ha salido por esos
lados, pero como desea permanecer
(n el anonimato, nos contentamos
con s61o darle las gracias sin men-
cionar el nombre.
0 a 0
El Profesor Carlos Vaz, professor de
castellano en la Escuela Secundaria
de Balboa, y su esposa, Sra. Cecilia
de Vaz, muy contents, en uni6n de
su hijito Rogelio, de 4 afios de edad,
en su bella residencia del barrio de
Paitilla en la ciudad de PanamA. La
raz6n de la alegria de la familiar Vaz
es que dofia Cecilia espera pronto
una visit de la cigiefia.
0 a 0
La Sra. Flor Zambrano de Martin,
esposa de Tom Martin, funcionario
de la vivienda para las bases de la
Fuerza A6rea de Albrook y de
Howard, celebrara sus bodas de plata
matrimoniales, el pr6ximo 8 de mayo,
con una segunda luna de miel que du-
rarA 1 semana. La pasarAn recorriendo
todo el interior, pero teniendo su base
en Rio Mar. El pasado Dia de San
Valentin, sus compafieras de trabajo
le hicieron un pequefio agasajo, pues
dicen que los esposos Martin son los
eternos enamorados.
Y hablando de los esposos Martin,
les diremos que tienen tres hijos: el
Sargento de la Fuerza Aerea Albert
Martin; Tom, Jr., que estudia refri-
geraci6n y acondicionamiento de aire
en la Escuela Tecnol6gica de Okla-
homa, y Doris, que cursa studios en
la Universidad de Dallas.
a 0 *a
El Profesor Felix Figueroa, su es-
posa doina Amelia de Figueroa y sus
dos hijos, partieron para Europa el
14 de febrero, para pasarse unas va-
caciones de 2 meses en las tierras del
viejo Continente. La mayor parte del
tiempo la pasarin en la Madre Patria,
Espafia. Conociendo al Profesor Fi-
gueroa, estamos seguros que gran
parte de su tiempo lo consumira en
la biblioteca de la Universidad de
Salamanca y en los Archivos de In-
dias. Si el Profesor Figueroa siempre
se ha distinguido por la manera tan
castiza con que domina el espafiol,
nos imaginamos ya como lo hablarn
cuando regrese de la tierra del in-
mortal Manco de Lepanto, don Mi-
guel de Cervantes y Saavedra.
0a *
Coleridge Hurley, es oficinista de
personal de relevo y encargado de
transport en las escuelas. Su esposa
dloia Emelina de Hurley, es Profe-
sora en la Escucla de Santa Cruz.
Tienen cuatro hijos: Eric, quien estai
en la Fuerza A6rea de Estados Uni-
dos; Ronald, estudiante de medicine
en una universidad mexicana; Alonso,
locutor en la Radio TNT de la ciu-
dad de PanamA; y Fernando que to-
davia estA en la escuela. Una bonita

El Professor Oscar Suman Carrillo,
Supervisor de Educaci6n Fisica en
las Escuelas Latinoamericanas, esta-
ha tan ansioso de salir de vacaciones
la semana pasada, que las adelant6
un dia.

Ya pasaron aquellos dias cuando
uno preguntaba: "EEs nifio o niiia?",
y uno miraba a la criatura.

Una regla segura para estimar el
costo de la vida es tomar su ingreso
y agregar un 25 por ciento.

Pagina 3


Febrero 20, 1969

Muy fonnales, y a la altura de la solemnidad de la
ceremonia de su graduaci6n, aparecen los integrantes
de la clase de 1969 del Kindergarten de la Escuela Pri-
maria de Rainbow City. Al extreme izquierdo, con su

El 24 se Inicia Programa

De Recreaci6n de Verano

La Division de Escuelas ha ter-
minado los planes para el program
annual de recreaci6n de verano que
se harA para todos los nifios de escue-
la que resident en las comunidades
latinoamericanas de la Zona del
Canal, de acuerdo con anuncio hecho
por el Superintendente de Escuelas
de la Zona del Canal, Frank A.
Los objetivos generals del progra-
ma escolar de recreaci6n de verano
son proporcionar a los nifios de es-
cuela juego y distracci6n sanos du-
rante los 3 meses de vacaciones y
promover el desarrollo de la aptitud
fisica por medio de juegos informa-
les, calistenia, atletismo, nataci6n y
otras actividades deportivas.
El program de recreaci6n sera
para todos los estudiantes, varones y
nifias, que resident en las comunida-
des latinoamericanas de la Zona del
Canal y sera ofrecido diariamente de
lunes a viernes de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m.
Dos maestros asignados como Su-
pervisores Deportivos, seis Especia-
listas en Recreaci6n, dos Auxiliares
Estudiantiles y 10 Ayudantes Estu-
diantiles estarin a cargo de los pro-
gramas de recreaci6n en las comuni-
dades de Pedro Miguel, Paraiso,

Plazo Para los

Aspirantes a

Solamente faltan 2 semanas para
que aquellos que deseen calificar para
el grupo de aprendices de medio afio,
entreguen sus solicitudes a la Oficina
Central de Empleo de la Junta Coor-
dinadora de Pautas del Personal Civil
de la Zona del Canal. Todos los as-
pirantes que lleven sus aplicaciones
el o antes del 7 de marzo, pasarin
por una prueba de suficiencia, y los
que pasen dicha prueba se les pasara
un examen final el 29 de marzo. No
se espera otro examen final durante
algin tiempo, por lo que aquellos
interesados en ser considerados para
la clase de aprendices de este afio,
deben registrarse inmediatamente.
Las personas que estan ahora en
el registro de elegibles para Apren-
dices y Principiantes como resultado
de haber pasado el examen del 6 de
abril de 1968, pueden competir nue-
vamente en este examen con el pro-
p6sito de mejorar sus calificaciones,
si asi lo desean.
No se les exigirA tomar nuevamen-
te la prueba de suficiencia; sin em-
bargo, deberan reportarse en perso-
na a la Oficina Central de Empleo en
Anc6n o Crist6bal, para que sus nom-
bres y direcciones puedan ser pues-
tos en lista para notificaci6n del exa-
men basico final.
Las aplicaciones pueden hacerse
en la Oficina Central de Empleo en
Anc6n o Crist6bal, llenando el For-
mulario 513 de la Zona del Canal.
Los aspirantes seran inmediatamen-
te sefialados para la prueba de sufi-

Santa Cruz y Rainbow City. El pro-
grama de recreaci6n de verano co-
menzara el lunes 24 de febrero y fi-
nalizara el viernes 25 de abril de
Con el fin de matricular a los niios,
estos deben llevar sus boletines de
calificaci6n a los siguientes lugares a
partir del lunes 24 de febrero a las
9 a.m.:
Rainbow City: Piscina, Gimnasio
y Estadio de Mount Hope.
Paraiso: Piscina, Gimnasio y lugar
de recreo.
Santa Cruz: Gimnasio.
Pedro Miguel: Lugar de recreo de
la escuela.
El program es gratis y se espera
que participen todos los nifios de es-
cuela elegibles.

pollera montuna, la nifiita Jacqueline Paddy. Al extre-
mo derecho, ataviada con una pollera blanca de lujo,
Siria Henlon.

Curso de SCUBA

Iniciara YMCA

El 3 de Marzo
El YMCA de las Fuerzas Armadas
en Balboa anuncia el curso de
SCUBA del mes de marzo pr6ximo.
Este curso sera para todas las per-
sonas mayors de 14 afios de edad,
que puedan Ilenar los requisitos exi-
gidos en nataci6n y aptitud fisica.
El curso comenzara el lunes 3 de
marzo a las 7:00 p.m., pero se re-
quiere la inscripci6n previa. Los for-
mularios de inscripci6n y de aptitud
fisica pueden ser recogidos en el es-
critorio de informaci6n del YMCA
de Balboa.
El curso proporciona todo el equi-
po, incluyendo un viaje en lancha a
Taboga al final del curso. El costo
del curso es de $35 para los militares
y $40 para el personal civil.

El Ramo de la Vivienda

Hace Seria Advertencia

Se recuerda una vez mis a los ocu-
pantes de residencias del Canal de
Panama que se les pasara la cuenta
por las reparaciones que sea necesa-
rio hacer debido a dafios intenciona-
les, a negligencia obvia o a descuido
en el mantenimiento de las casas o
apartamientos que ocupan.
Con el fin de que los costs de
mantenimiento permanezcan en un
minimo, el Ramo de la Vivienda ha
adoptado la norma de cobrar a los
ocupantes estas reparaciones. Los da-
nos a que se hace referencia son
aquellos tales como agujeros abier-
tos en la tela metalica, ventanas y
persianas rotas, cafierias tapadas y
los dafios causados a las paredes por
aparatos de aire acondicionado que
derraman agua.
En las residencias mas modernas,
debe ejercerse especial cuidado con
las secciones cubiertas de fonnica,
cuya reparaci6n es cara y dificil. Una
cacerola o sartdn acabada de sacar de
la estufa, puede hacer un agujero, si
se la coloca sobre una superficie fo-
rrada de formica. Las mesa o mos-
tradores de formica no deberAn usar-
se para cortar ni limpiarse con abra-
sivos Asperos.
Los funcionarios del Ramo de la
Vivienda informant tambi6n que se
causan daiios a los pisos de mosaico
con las puntas afiladas de los mue-
bles y con el agua que se filtra de los
maceteros de flores que estAn rmis
altos que el nivel del piso.


Esclusas de Miraflores
Esclusas de Gatiln.___
Las Cruces, 13 viajes_
Lanchas pequefias,
1 viaje __________
Jardines de Summit.__
Museo_ __- __-_-.--



Algunas veces es necesario trabajo
adicional en las habitaciones que han
sido desocupadas, debido a la exce-
siva mugre, basuras o polvo que se
han acumulado. Los armarios de
acero se oxidan debido a la suciedad
o a dep6sitos de agua.
Tales dafios son informados al
Ramo de la Vivienda por el personal
de la Divisi6n de Mantenimiento
cuando se les llama para efectuar re-
paraciones, o por los empleados del
Ramo de la Vivienda, al efectuar la
inspecci6n de las residencias, luego
que los empleados se mudan o finali-
zan sus servicios.
El Ramo de la Vivienda tambien
recuerda a los que ocupan viviendas
del Canal de Panama que no deberan
hacer cambios o mejoras sin obtener
permiso previo de parte del Gerente
de la Oficina de la Vivienda.

En La Chorrera Veran...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
El Canal de Panama contarA du-
rante los dias de la feria con la
atracci6n de la mfsica del gran maes-
tro Lucho Azcarraga y su conjunto.
Los burritos de Summit, Mancha y
Gato estaran alli para hacer las deli-
cias de la gente menuda.
El Comando Sur de las Fuerzas
Armadas de Estados Unidos presen-
tara exhibiciones de sus programs de
Acci6n Civica y un zool6gico con los
animals salvajes mAs comunes del
area de PanamA. Las bandas del
Ej6rcito y de la Fuerza Aerea ofre-
cerin conciertos todas las noches de
la feria. HabrA una torre de adiestra-
miento de paracaidistas que hara las
delicias de los muchachos y los dias
sabado y domingo, si el tiempo lo
permit, habrA exhibiciones de para-
caidismo ornamental.
La feria se inaugurarn el jueves 27
de febrero a las 5:30 p.m. con la mag-
nifica ceremonia de la coronaci6n de
la Reina de la Feria.

"Showboat" Sera Produccion

Del Fondo Unido Para 1969

"Showboat", la clasica comedia de "Showboat". Como coproductor
musical de Jerome Kern, ha sido es- estara Julio Rodriguez.
cogida como ]a producci6n a benefi- Quinn produjo y dirigi6 "Mi Bella
cio del Fondo Unido para 1969, Dama" (My Fair Lady), un 6xito fi-
segin anunci6 hoy en Balboa nanciero para el Fondo Unido y que
Heights, Paul M. Runnestrand, Di- rompi6 record de concurrencia, y
rector Ejecutivo del Fondo Unido de produjo las destacadas presentaciones
la Zona del Canal. teatrales de "El Rey y Yo", "iOkla-
Esta encantadora comedian musi- homa!" y "Music Man". Tambien di-
cal, con deliciosa letra original de rigi6 "South Pacific" y "La Novicia
Oscar Hammerstein II, esta sefiala- Rebelde" (Sound of Music). Actual-
da para comenzar el 18 de julio en el mente es el director-productor de la
Auditorio de la Escuela Secundaria producci6n "Brigadoon", del Theatre
de Balboa. Las presentaciones con- Guild, que comienza esta noche en
tinuaran hasta el 2 de agosto. el Teatro de Anc6n. Es tambien es-
La misica para la producci6n es- cen6grafo y disefiador del vestuario
tara a cargo de la Banda de la Fuerza de "Brigadoon".
Area del Comando Sur de los Esta- L c
dos Unidos. La comedia musical "Showboat",
La primera lamada de la produc- a beneficio del Fondo Unido de 1969,
La prieralamada dest basada en el libro del mismo
ci6n sera hecha a fines de mayo, y esttn basada en el libro de mismo
las pruebas tendrin lugar en la filti- nombre de Edna Ferber. E libro ue
ma parte de mayo y a principios de hecho famoso en la comedian musi-
junio cal de Broadway de fines de la deca-
Bruce Quinn, quien ha dirigido da de 1920. Las canciones mas fami-
muchas producciones del Fondo Uni- hares de "Showboat" son "Old Man
do que han tenido 6xito, incluyendo River", "Make Believe", "Bill",
la del afio pasado, "Amor Sin Barre- "Can't Help Loving That Man of
ras" (West Side Story), ha sido nom- Mine", "After the Ball", y "You Are
brado encargado de la producci6n Love".

A Gamboa Pacientes Externos

De Paraiso y de Pedro Miguel
A partir del 1 de marzo habra un cambio en el dispensario al cual deben
ir los pacientes externos generals de Pedro Miguel y Paraiso. Debido a la
desigual distribuci6n del trabajo para pacientes externos entire la clinic ge-
neral de pacientes externos en el Hospital Gorgas y el dispensario en Gam-
boa, se ha decidido permitir a los pacientes de Pedro Miguel y Paraiso recibir
sus atenciones modicas clinics en Gamboa.
Es esencial que todas estas visits sean hechas a base de citas para que el
trabajo march en forma efectiva. Con esto no habra tanta demora entire el
tiempo en que el paciente vaya al dispensario y el tiempo en que sea visto
por un medico en Gamboa.
El cambio mencionado debe resultar en un servicio mas rapido para el
paciente. Servira para reducir en algo la gran cantidad de personas en la
clinic de pacientes externos en el Gorgas. Tambien servira para una distri-
buci6n mas equitativa del trabajo con los pacientes externos, ya que el
dispensario de Gamboa no ha sido utilizado por complete.

Premian a Eugene . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
de responsabilidad y mandaba a todos
los demas mensajeros del departa-
mento", dice orgullosamente, y agre-
ga: "uno de mis subordinados era
Hugo C. Bycroft, quien ahora es eje-
cutivo de una de las compaiiias mas
importantes de PanamA".
Wilson es casado con la Sra. Mary
Maud de Wilson y reside en la po-
blaci6n de Paraiso. Es padre de 10
hijos, cinco varones y cinco mujeres:
Martha Sims, ya casada, vive en Port
Texas, Estados Unidos; Gladys, es
oficinista aqui en Panama, con la
Fuerza A6rea; Sylvia, enfermera en
un hospital de la ciudad de Los An-
geles, California; Ricardo, trabaja en
el Correo de Balboa; Roberto se
acaba de graduar en la Escuela Se-
cundaria de Paraiso; los otros estu-
diantes en la secundaria de Paraiso,
son: Eugene, Mario, Elvia y Marcia.
Tiene un hijo mAs, ya hombre,
Eduardo Wilson, quien limpia los za-
patos a los empleados del Edificio de
Administraci6n y a quien todos apre-
cian por su character servicial.

Terminan Curso de...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
Los estudiantes de la Escuela Se-
cundaria de Rainbow City suminis-
traron sus propios unifonnes-un traje
de cuadritos rosados con blusa blanca
para las muchachas, y pantalones
caqui y camisa blanca para los mu-
Despu6s de tenninar la instrucci6n
sobre la fase del hospital, los estu-
diantes voluntarios serin asignados a
varias ireas del hospital donde traba-
jarin durante 5 horas al dia, durante
3 dias por 5 semanas.
Los estudiantes que participaron
en el curso de Enfermeria Casera
fueron: Ricardo Bowen, Diana Col-
lins, Iilia De Souza, Maria Escobar,
Victoria Cordon, Elsa Hansell, Ame-
lia Josephs, Patricia Kirton, Olivia
Lewis, Emilia Melise, Zelmira Mo-
reno, Gertrude Parris, Emilia Rod-
ney y Nilda Romero.

Cierre por

El cierre de los siguientes almace-
nes y centros de servicios comunales
ha sido anunciado por la Divisi6n de
Abastos, con el fin de Ilevar a cabo
inventarios formales:
En el sector Pacifico, el Almacin
de Gamboa sera cerrado el viernes 28
de febrero. El Centro de Servicios
Comunales de Gamboa, Secci6n de
Mercaderia, cerrarA hasta las 10 a.m.
el sabado 19 de marzo, y la Secci6n
de Mercaderia del Centro de Servi-
cios Comunales de Santa Cruz serA
cerrada hasta las 8 a.m. el sabado 19
de marzo.
En el sector AtlAntico, el Almac6n
de Coco Solo sera cerrado el jueves 27
de febrero, y el Supennercado cerra-
rA el viernes 28 de febrero.

Estrenan "Brigadoon"...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
La historic de "Brigadoon" es una
trama sobre la leyenda del pueblo
encantado del mismo nombre. "Briga-
doon" solamente vive una vez cada
100 afios, y es en una de esas veces
cuando el pueblo despierta que es
descubierto por dos j6venes cazado-

Falta Poco Para...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
La revista que comenz6 el 2 de
enero, finalizarA el 28 de febrero. De
acuerdo con las Reglas para Vehiculos
en la Zona del Canal, los autom6viles
privados registrados en la Zona del
Canal deben ser revisados cada afio.
Las horas de revista serAn conti-
nuas de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m., incluyendo
la hora de almuerzo, todos los dias
de trabajo. Los duefios de vehiculos
deben tener en su poder una copia
del registro de su autom6vil para
1969 cuando Ileven sus autos para
ser revisados.

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