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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: April 3, 1969
Frequency: biweekly[jan. 6, 1984-1999]
weekly[ former -dec. 23, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Periodicals -- Canal Zone   ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama)   ( lcsh )
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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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Volume ID: VID00711
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 02582102
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Preceded by: Spillway
Succeeded by: Faro (Balboa, Panama)

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THE PANAMA CANAL Gift of the Panama Canal Museum


Vol. VII, No. 42 More Than 50 Years of Service to World Commerce Thursday, April 3, 1969

March 31 Was

Non-Work Day,

Not a Holiday
Monday, March 31, was an official
day of mourning in observance of the
death of former President Eisen-
hower, and U.S. Government offices
in the Canal Zone that are ordinarily
open during regular business hours
were closed.
The day does not have holiday
status and no additional compensation
is payable in the case of employees
who worked on Monday. An em-
ployee on leave will not be charged
leave for the day if his office was
closed on Monday.
Timekeeping instructions on prep-
aration of time reports covering the
day of mourning are being issued by
the Payroll Branch to offices of the
Panama Canal agencies.

Church Services

To Start at 12

On Good Friday
Interdenominational Good Friday
services will be held tomorrow
beginning at noon at the Redeemer
Lutheran Church.
Seven separate services will be
offered with intermissions between
segments. The entire program will
last 3 hours.
The Reverend Carl W. Bretsher,
pastor of Redeemer, will be the
officiant. Speakers will come from
various denominations including Brit-
ish Methodist, Episcopal, Baptist,
Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and
Union Church. A Navy chaplain also
will speak.
Choirs from three churches and
the Air Force Officers Wives Club
will provide special music along
with instrumental groups from the
The public is invited to attend.
Redeemer Lutheran Church is at 832
Balboa Road at the comer of Wight



The Greek Orthodox communities
of Panama and Colon cordially invite
you to worship Easter week with
them. Services will be held in Pan-
ama and Colon. In Panama Annun-
ciation Greek Orthodox Church is
located at 34 Via Porras (just off Via
Espafia). In Colon, St. Antony's
Greek Orthodox Church is located on
Avenida Mel6ndez between 10th and
Ilth Streets.
The schedule of Easter Week
Services is as follows:
April 5-Saturday of Lazaros: Divine
Liturgy 10:30 a.m. in Colon.
April 6-Palm Sunday: Divine Liturgy
10:30 a.m. in Colon.
April 7-Holy Monday: Holy Service
of Nymphios 7:30 p.m. in Colon.
4pril 8-Holy Tuesday: Evening Serv-
ice of Nymphios and Hymn of
Cassiani 7:30 p.m. in Colon.
April 9-Holy Wednesday: Sacrament
of Holy Unction 7:30 p.m., Colon.
April 10-Holy Thursday: Divine Lit-
urgy and Holy Communion 10:30
a.m. in Panama.
Reading of the twelve Gospels and
processions of Christ Crucified,
7:30 p.m. in Panama.
April 11-Holy Friday: The hours of
the Holy Passion at 9:30 a.m.
(Continued on p. 4)

Ike's Last Visit To Isthmus


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Former President Dwight David Eisenhower, once a
resident of the Isthmus, is shown here in 1956 during
his last visit to Panama for the historic meeting of the
Presidents of the American Republics. Here he is being
greeted by former Panama President Ricardo Arias Espi-
nosa. President-Elect Ernesto de la Guardia, Jr., is at the
left. Eisenhower and his wife, Mamie, lived here from
January 1922 until September 1924. Then a major, he


served as personnel officer with the 20th Infantry Divi-
sion of Puerto Rico. Eisenhower visited here in 1946
as a five-star general after leading Allied Forces to
victory in World War II. He again returned to Panama
in 1956 as the 34th President of the United States.
Eisenhower died in Washington, D.C. March 28. He was
78 years old. March 31 was an official day of mourning
in observance of the death of the former President.

Governor Bids Farewell

To Retiring Employees

A retirement ceremony was held
in the Governor's Board Room in the
Administration Building last week for
30 Panama Canal employees who
retired from Canal service recently.
The maicrity of retirees who re-
ceived certificates at the ceremony
were actually retired in February.
Due to the unusually large number
of employees processed at that time
a second ceremony was necessary to
accommodate a group of the Feb-
ruary retirees.
William A. Sullivan, Chief of the
Employee Services Branch, opened
the retirement ceremony and intro-
duced the bureau directors and Gov.
W. P. Leber who presented the
retirement certificates.
Referring to the important role of
the employees in the Canal organi-
zation, Governor Leber stated that
a number of the retiring employees
had full careers on the Panama Canal.
He noted that one employee had more
than 50 years service, one had more
than 41 years, two more than 39
years and several, more than 30 years
service. The Governor also noted that
the retirees represented various oc-
cupations-all necessary to the oper-
ation of the Canal. He congratulated
the retirees and wished them a happy
retirement and said, "I hope and. ex-
pect you to keep an interest in the
Panama Canal."
Those who retired, their positions
and total U.S. Government service,
are as follows:

Supply Division, Pacific side: 27
years, 1 month, 3 days.
Tobi C. Bittel, Writer, Panama Canal
Information Office, Pacific side: 20
years, 9 months, 10 days.
Cecil O. Brooks, Seaman, Navigation
Division, Atlantic side: 34 years,
6 months, 20 days.
Vernon L. Clontz, Lock Operator
(Ironworker Welder), Locks Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 29 years, 2
months, 2 days.

Maria M. Dorsy, Presser (Flatwork),
Supply Division, Pacific side: 16
years, 4 months, 24 days.
Cyril B. Doyle, Clerk, Administrative
Services Division, Pacific side; 34
years, 4 month, 19 days.
Horacio Duncan, Leader (Dock Ste-
vedoring), Terminals Division, At-
lantic side: 13 years.
Caieto C. Hawkins, Deckhand, Navi-
(Continued on p. 4)

New Draft


The draft allowance for vessels
using the Panama Canal will be re-
duced another 6 inches to 38 feet
effective April 9 due to a drop in the
Gatun Lake level.
This will be the fourth reduction
since the dry season began. The max-
imum allowance of 40 feet was put
into effect November 12, 1968, when
the lake's level passed 86.5 feet.
Capt. E. B. Rainier, acting chief
of the Navigation Division, said all
inquiries from shipowners and oper-
ators will be answered concerning
the maximum draft allowance for a
specific transit.
This time last year the Navigation
Division had placed a maximum draft
of 37.6 feet effective on April 11.
During 1967, however, 38.5 feet
was the minimum draft allowance for
all of that dry season. This was made
possible by limitations of water use
for power generation at Gatun Hydro-
electric Station and the extensive
maintenance dredging of Gaillard Cut
in 1966. There was also a high run-
off from the Gatun Lake watershed
during the dry season,

Last Week's Visitors

Miraflores Locks

Gatun Locks..______
Las Cruces,
partial transit, 8 trips._--
Small launches,
partial transits, 2 trips ____
Summit Gardens _--__-_--
Points of interest in Panama
Points of interest in the
Canal Zone-. _-----
Ships transits:
Carla C______-
Akaroa -_____-___...---
Fair Star--____-
Grand total.-------



Saturnina B. Arrocha, Sales Store
Checker, Supply Division, Atlantic
side: 23 years, 5 months, 5 days.
Richard T. Bailey, Guard, Locks Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 25 years, 5
months, 5 days. Surrounded by Easter goodies, three Canal Zone young- nies heading their way this Easter Sunday. Tummies may
Elwood G. Bissett, Merchandise sters and their friend Mrs. Rabbit couldn't be happier ache a little Monday, but happy memories of Easter 1969
Management Officer (Housewares), over all those colored eggs and chocolate covered bun- may last a whole year.



At The Movies

Week Beginning Saturday,
April 5, 1969

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:05 p.m.-Mon.,
7:30 p.m.-The Endless Summer (AYC)
STues., 7:30 p.m.-Games (A)
Wed.-Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-The Hell With
Heroes (A)
Fri., 6:25, 8:00 p.m.-Track Of Thunder
Saturday-Sweet November (A)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-97 mins.)
-Double Trouble (AYC)

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"The Endless Summer," an unusual documentary film
on surfing, opens at the Balboa Theater this weekend.
The film follows two young California surfers, relating
their experience in remote villages and waters, as they
travel 35,000 miles in search of the perfect wave. Travel-
ing around the world, they crossed the equator 4 times
and went to such areas as Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria, South
Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand, Tahiti, Hawaii,

Horse Show

To Be Held


A full program of events will high-
light the Howard Riding Club's
Horse Show which begins at 10 a.m.,
Among the events planned are
jumping competition, "keyhole" rac-
ing, pole bending, rescue races, barrel
races, and English and Western
Trophies and ribbons will be
awarded to leading riders in the var-
ious Canal Zone Riding Clubs.
Horse Show committee members
have assured that the show will be
fastpaced and entertaining to young
and old alike.
Admission to the show will be $1
per carload, or 50 cents for persons
13 and over, and 25 cents for children
under 13.
Sunshaded grandstand seats and
ample parking space are available for
the show at the Howard stables,
located on the west side of the Canal
on the Howard AFB-Fort Kobbe road
(Bruja Road).
Refreshments wil be on sale.

Union Plans


Party for 5

A joint retirement party for five
Canal employees is planned for Fri-
day evening, April 18, at the Albrook
Officers Club.
Cuests of honor will be T. J. Eb-
don, Ray Kielhofer, Harry F. Willen-
brock, and Walter M. Hartman of the
Locks Division, and Donald E. Jud-
son of the Electircal Power Branch.
Friends and coworkers are urged
to make their reservations early.
Tickets may be obtained from Bob
McConaughey at 2-2644, James
O'Donnell at 2-4566 or any member
of the Brotherhood of Electrical
Workers, Local 397.
The party is an annual affair given
by the local union for members who
are retiring during the year.

There are no accidents to report!
And isn't this the kind of news
that rarely makes the headlines and;
still remains tops in any publica-
tion . .

and California. The feature length motion picture, nar-
rated and produced by Bruce Brown, noted west coast
surfer and film producer, took 2 years to make and 9 miles
of color film. Using a waterproof housed camera, Brown
actually filmed some of the scenes while surfing, as the
above Dhoto shows. "The Endless Summer," classed as
a family type movie, will be shown at other Service
Center theaters.

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Captain Kangaroo
1:50-Wrestling From The Olympic
2:45-Parade of Sports
4:35-Pentagon Forum
5:05-Amlerican Sportsman
6:00-Weekend '69
6:25-Movie Marquee
6:30-The Joey Bishop Show
7:40-Get Smart
8:10-SCN News
8:15-The Hollywood Palace
9:05-Canal Zone Calendar
9: 10-"My Favorite Martian"
9:35-Lawrence Welk
10:25-Focus On Today
10:45-Boxing From The Olympic

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-The Christophers
1:20-The Answer
1:50-Danny Kaye
3:05-Cartoon Carnival (Krazy Kat
and Popeye)
3:20-Off Ramp "Drugs"
3:55-CBS Golf Classic
4:45-The Mike Douglas Show
6:40-Jeff's Collie
7:05-Milton Berle Show
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Perry Mason
9:00-Forecast '69 Baseball's New
Look (Live Special)
9:15-Armstrong Circle Theater
10:05-The 20th Century
10:35-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 (Movie of the Week)
"Bells Of Capistrano"
5:30-Wide Wide World
6:30-Andy Griffith
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Rowan & Martins Laugh-in
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Ben Casey
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-The Tonite Show
10:25-Focus On Today
10:45-Navv Film:
"The Small Boat Navy"

4:15-"The Real McCoys"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Bells Of Capistrano"
5:30-G.E. College Bowl
6:30-Don Rickles Show
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
9:05Arlnchair Theater
"Hercules Against
The Moonmen"
10:35-Focus On Today
10:55-"The Real McCoys"

5:00-SCN Afternoon New,
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Bells Of Capistrano"
5:30-The Big Picture
6:30-Vietnam Report
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Kraft Music Hall
8:00-SCN News
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:()5-SCN Special of the WVeek:
"Roberto Rossellini's Sicily"
10:00-The Third Man
10:25-Focus On Today
10:45-Danny Thomas Show

4:15-Danny Thomas Show
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Bells Of Capistrano"
6:30-Bob Cummings Show
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The Red Skelton IHour
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Hallmark Hall of Fame:
9:20-Canal Zone Calendar
9:25--Armchair Theater:
"Lady from Louisiana"
10:45-Focus On Today
11:05-Paris Precinct: "Autumn
4:15-"Andy Griffith"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Bells Of Capistrano"
5:30-Since Wars Begin
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:
"Flying Tigers"
10:45-Focus On Today
11:05-Paragon Playhouse

Safe Driving Hints

S When crossing a street, pedestrians
must cross at right angles to the curlb
or by the shortest route to the oppo-
site curb except in a crosswalk.

S "7

Uivoll vopicJ

A special Easter Buffet will be
featured at the main dining room
of the Tivoli Guest House Sunday,
April 6.
The menu will feature roast leg of
lamb with mint jelly, Virginia baked
ham with pineapple, roast tom
turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce,
mashed potatoes, candied sweet pota-
toes, buttered green peas, fresh fruit
tray, relish tray, colored boiled eggs,
tossed salad with Tivoli dressing, cole
slaw, chicken salad, seafood salad,
cheese tray, Ritz crackers and saltines,
hot rolls and butter, Easter bread, hot
cross buns, pumpkin pie, cherry pie,
assorted pastries, fresh fruit compotes,
and beverages.
The seatings hours are from 12 to
12:15, 2 to 2:15, 6 to 6:15, and 8 to
8:30 p.m. The price is $2.75 and
$1.65 for children.
The weekly Sunday Brunch April 6
will be served 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
due to the special celebration of the
Easter Day Buffet.
The menu includes: assorted fruit
and juice trays, rolled hot cakes with
fruit filling, French toast with syrup,
roast beef hash with eggs, grilled ham,
grilled bacon, assorted dry cereals,
buttered toast, cinnamon toast, jam,
jelly, popovers, assorted coffee cakes,
coffee, tea, or milk.
Brunch will be served at the Roose-
velt Room.
Adults $1.50 and children $1.

Sun.-Mon.-Thomas Crown Affair (A)
Tues. (Prerelease)-The Bride Wore
Black (AY)
Wed.-War Of The Planets (AYC)
Thurs.-The Thief Of Paris (A)
Fri.-To Kill A Dragon (AY)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Fury At
Smuggler's Bay (AY)
Sat., 8:15 p.m.-Attack On The Iron
Coast (AYC)
Sun.-The Magnificent Seven (AY)
Tues.-The Thief Of Paris (A)
Wed.-Thomas Crown Affair (A)
Fri.-War Of The Planets (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Red
Tomahawk (AY)
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)
Sat., 7:00 p.m.-Sun., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.
-The Mercenaries (A)
Mon.-Showdown (AY)
Tues.-Don't Just Stand There (A)
Wed.-The Longest 100 Miles (AY)
Thurs.-Massacre Harbor (AYC)
Fri.-Tammy And The Millionaire (AYC)
Sat.-The Wicked Dreams Of Paula
Schultz (A)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-116 mins.)
-Lt. Robin Crusoe (AYC)
Sun.-Mon.-Petulia (A)
Tues.-A Thunder Of Drums (A)
Wed.-In Enemy Country (A)
Thurs.-One Man's Way (AYC)
Fri.-Attack On The Iron Coast (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Showdown
Sat.-The Private Navy Of Sergeant
O'Farrell (AY)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-99mins.)
-Thunderbirds Are Go (AYC)
Sun.-The Charge Of The Light Brigade
Tues.-Sweet November (A)
Thurs.-In Enemy Country (A)
Fri.-One Man's Way (AYC)

Special Matinees
(R), AYC or as Listed ***
Saturday, April 5, 1969
10:00 a.m.
The Stratton Story-James Stewart, June
Allyson: Biographical life of Monty
Straton, the Chicago White Sox baseball
pitcher. (Color.) T-112 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Gunsmoke-Audie Murphy: Hero outsmarts
lawless attackers, saves ranch, and cat-
tle. (Technicolor.) T-85 mins.
6:15 p.m.
The Big Store-Marx Brothers, Tony Mar-
tin: Enjoy this wacky comedy in a large
department store. (SIT.) T-86 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Perils Of Pauline-Pat Boone, Pamela
Austin: Two foundlings grow up in an
orphanage and swear their undying love
to each other. (Technicolor.)
T-105 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Walk The Proud Land-Audie Murphy, Pat
Crowlev: He restored peace to the Red-
skins and forced the surrender of Gero-
nimo. (Color.) T-94 mins.

NOTTE ITALIANA: Enjoy the 2:00 p.m.
best in Italian cooking at the Tivoli's For The Love Of Mike--ichard Basehart,
Stu Erwin: A little boy and a kindly old
Italian Night Buffet Monday, April 7. priest both have dreams and they come
The menu includes chicken caccia- tIre. (Color.) T-90 mins.
tori with spaghetti, spaghetti with "All night shows begin at 7:00 p.m. ex-
meat sauce, Italian salad, garlic ceptas shown. Program subject to change
meat sauce, Italian salad, garlic without notice.
bread, relish tray, assorted pastries, FILM SUITABILITY GUIDE-A, adults;
Y, young people 12 to 16; C, children
beverages. Seatings are at 5:30, 6:30, 8 to 12.
and 7:30 p.m. Call 2-2111 for reser- T-Indicates Total Running Time.
Ri-Indicates Repeat.
nations. Adults $1.50 and children $1. SIT-Indicates Spanish Titles.

Three U.S. Army doctors on the staff of Gorgas Hospital, majors are, left to right: Dr. Joel F. Miller, psychiatrist;
newly promoted from captain to major, pose with Col. Dr. Richard H. Gross, general surgeon, and Dr. Henry
H. H. Ziperman, Health Director, left, and Col. Law- M. Bowers, Jr., pathologist.
rence M. Jackson, Jr., Hospital Director, right. The new

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April 3, 1969


April 3, 1969


SCalk up your cayucos, Jane Dixon's
tidal wave is due to inundate the Isth-
mus during the weekend of April 12.
Jane also predicts that California will
I have floods. We were under the im-
pression that California always had
floods, at least. The only part of Pan-
ama that is supposed to be out of
Ithe water is Barn Volcano near Bo-
quete which rises to nearly 12,000
t feet Wuldrln't it hb irnnical] if we

-all gathered upthere and bigBaru
-/ ~'i[';5 I decided to belch!

-We ran across something interest-
-ing the other day while browsing
through the Encyclopaedia Britan-
With her 194-foot tall drilling derrick towering over the south on her way to San Diego. Presently she is engagedthrogh the Encyclopaedia Britn-
lock walls, the drill ship "Glomar Challenger" transits in scientific investigation of the ocean floor structure. nica. Did you know that because of
certain forces that control the tides,

DRILLING Incentive

VESSEL Presented

TRANSITS Incentive awards were presented
last week to 23 Canal employees on
The first ship to successfully sam- both sides of the Isthmus as a result
pie the ocean bottom under 2 miles of beneficial suggestions submitted
of water, passed through the Panama through the Panam Canal's Incentive
Canal last week on her way from dth Awards program.
Atlantic to the west coast of the Gov. W. P. Leber presented the
United. States. awards to Pacific side employees at
The ship, Glomar Challenger, is a ceremony held in his office at
engaged in a $12.6 million Deep Balboa Heights.
Sea Drilling Project wivlich entails a
Sea Drillg P t vh The ceremony honoring the Atlan-
scientific investigation of the under- Te ceremony hono he Aln
tic side employees was held in the
sea structure of both the Atlantic and
asc office of the Director of the Trans-
Pacific oceans.
Pci e an c oc cn portation and Terminals Bureau. The
During the Atlantic project, scien- w
tists aboard the vessel found what is awards were presented by N. E.
Demers, deputy director of the
said to be the best evidence so far r r
obtained to show that the floor of the
Atlantic is spreading apart both ways Milton L. Whitson of the Indus-
from the mid-Atlantic Ridge, a range trial Division, Atlantic side, took top
of submarine mountains that extend honors among the award winners with
the length of the ocean. his suggestion to install a 2-ton capa-
After a visit to San Diego, Calif., city lifting rig on the speed hook of
April 6 to 12, the ship will take scien- the overhead crane, Machine shop,
tists across the Pacific and back, ob- in the Industrial Division, saving
training cores from the bottom at sites the Canal organization an estimated
of interest. $1,500 yearly. He was presented a
The Deep Sea Drilling project is Panama Canal Suggestion Awards
financed by the National Science Certificate and a check for $100.
financed by the National Science
Foundation. It is being conducted William L. Catron of the Main-
under a contract between the founda- tenance Division, and Carl W. Rey-
tion and the Scripps Institution of nolds, of the Locks Division, both on
Oceanography with the cooperation the Atlantic side, were next on the
of four other institutions. list of high awards winners, earning
The lor Challenger is an espe- $75 checks for their suggestions each
The Gloinar Challenger is an es~pe-
cially designed vessel owned by Glo- representing estimated yearly savings
bal Marine Inc., of Los Angeles,of $1,000 for the Canal.
which does the actual drilling under Woodrow Gordon, of the Terminals
subcontract with Scripps. The com- Division, also of the Atlantic side,
pany is represented at the Canal by received a $50 incentive award for his
Fernie & Co. suggestion of incentive penalty rates
for slow tanker discharges encourag-
T E I Y ing customers to conduct their busi-
I NVENTORY ness more rapidly.
CLO SIN G S Recipients of $25 incentive awards
CLj INL S checks were Lineaus H. McDonald
and Joseph Baker of the Locks Divi-
Section B (Balboa) and Section X sion, cosuggestors for the construction
(Cristobal) will be closed for inven- of a lubricant storage shed at Catun
tory Tuesday, April 15, and for Locks. Alfred W. Sandrock of the
recount Thursday, May 1. Navigation Division also received a
It is suggested that all units obtain $25 incentive award check.
sufficient operating supplies prior to Luis E. Wong (Coco Solo Hospital),
the closing dates to protect their Richard J. Bjorneby (Navigation), Jo-
needs during the times the sections seph Baker (Locks), Cedric W. Gittens
will be closed. (Fire Division) each received a $15
Sales from the sections under in- Incentive Award.
ventory or recount will be prohibited On the Pacific side, Alfonso Beck-
during the closing and emergency ford of the Administrative Services
issues will be made only when Division, received a $40 Incentive
requested at division head level. Award for his suggestion to construct
three trays to aid in more rapid procc-
Conscience is often given the credit essing of enlargement in the Graphic
for cold feet. Branch, representing an estimated
o a *annual saving of $600.
Make goodness illegal and there A $35 Incentive Award went to
will be an angel population explosion. Robert W. Harrington of Gorgas Hos-


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pital for his suggestion on improved
shelving in the pharmacy at Gorgas
Carlos Austin, (formerly of the Ac-
counting Division), Thomas B. Add-
lesberger (Locks), Gerardo Cosca (In-
dustrial) and Uther V. Joseph (Main-
tenance), each received $25 Incentive
Awards checks.
Checks of $15 each went to Robert
H. Miller (Community Services, re-
tired), Roy Sharp (Community Serv-
ices), Rafael V. Barnett (Navigation),
Stanley E. Hall (Accounting), Cleve-
land A. Johnson (Community Serv-
ices), and Robert W. Summers (Nav-


By Emily J. Price

A new collection of short stories
by Pearl S. Buck is called The Good
Deed, and Other Stories of Asia, Past
and Present. The stories range in time
from World War II to the 1960's,
and in places from China, India, and
Korea to New York's Chinatown.
They show the interests that the
author has made her own which are
the nature and customs of Asian
people and the relationships of East
to West. The title story "The Cood
Deed" is especially delightful.
Dell Shannon continues the series
of detective stories about the Los
Angeles Police Department with
Schooled to Kill. Once again Lieu-
tenant Mendoza and his men deal
with a variety of crimes and this
time Mendoza has to accommodate
himself to a mysterious sheepdog who
has decided to move in with him.
A group of six Frenchmen have
produced A History of the Comic
Strip, which was inspired by an ex-
hibition of comic strips at the Louvre
in Paris. The book traces the origins
and history, and discusses the esthetic
and technical aspects of comic strips
exhaustively. The conclusion is that
"the comic strip has created original
works of which it can no longer be
said that they are not art." Whether
you agree or not, the lavish ilustra-
tions are fun.

Only slavery provides complete
job security.
o *

He who has a lucky break worked
for it.

the earth's day has probably length-
ened by a second in the last 120,000
years. (We thought our watch was
getting a bit slow.)

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.

Andrew Carve, known for his good
mystery stories, has turned his hand
to a straight tale of adventure, The
Ascent of D-13, and does it very well.
The story concerns a secret camera
lost in a plane crash, and then located
near the tip of an ice-covered moun-
tain on the Turkey-U.S.S.R. border.
Intrepid mountaineers from both
countries try to reach it, with exciting
and unusual results.
Women investors or women think-
ing about investing will find clear,
basic information in Herta Levy's
What Every Woman Should Know
About Investing Her Money. Secu-
rities, market, how to read a finan-
cial report, where to obtain informa-
tion, and professional people who
can help, are some of the chapters
included in this good little book.

"Say, isn't that the reporter
who come to get our 'per-
fect safety record' story?"

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Page 3

iT'S No



Kite flying season will be coming
to a close in a few weeks. That's prob-
ably enough to say about it, but we
were told the other day that there's
been a kite over the Canal Zone
College parking lot for some time.
Alice Zimmermann who resides in
the women's dorm, said that Vincent
I. Olsen who resides in the men's
dorm, is generally attached to the
other end of the kite. When not
holding on to the kite string, or in the
men's donna, or someplace, Olsen has
been getting someone to kite sit for
him. Usually the copilots are Cid
Coffin, Tim Herring and Jim Mahan.
We have it on questionable authority
that Olsen has been able to keep the
thing flying for nearly 24 hours.
Now we don't know whether that's
any sort of a record, but anyone who
is willing to hold on to a kite string
for 24 hours is destined for loftier

This week goes to last week's writer
of this column. He reported that the
wrong person was the head of the
Balboa Optical Section. Robert Hass-
ler is actually in charge of it. We
have ways of dealing with writers
who make mistakes, and we plan to
carry out the punishment at dawn
one day next week-when and if he
returns from an assignment we sent
hin on over at Williamson Place.
Anyway, Bob, we regret the error.

AWARD is a must for this issue. It
goes to Edward A. Galuska, super-
visory electrical engineer (illumina-
tion), during his stint as acting chief
cf the electrical section. We under-
stand that Galuska was a boss-and-a-
half. The men didn't get any rest
until the real chief, Rubelio Quintero,
returned to work after completing a
special educational course.
0 0a
Eugene S. Shipley, former Canal
Zone police chief, has joined the secu-
rity staff of the Bank of Clearwater
(Fla.). Shipley joined the Zone police
in 1940 and was appointed chief in
1961. He retired last year.
A Shriner and avid saltwater fish-
erman, Shipley is living with his wife
Margaret in their new home at 703
Shady Lane, Clearwater.

Anyone wishing to sound-off or
otherwise make a contribution which
we can print are invited to mail
whatever it is to IT'S No SECRET, c/o
Information Office, Box M, Balboa
Heights, C.Z. Contributions can also
be delivered in person. Either way,
we pay absolutely nothing for any
articles. So keep those cards and
letters coming in, folks.


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.

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April 3, 1969




Gov. W. P. Leber explains the Canal operation to William C. Doyle, N
Commander of the American Legion, during the latter's recent visit
Isthmus. Doyle met with military and civilian officials during his vi
was the guest of Legion units in the Canal Zone.

Midsummer Night's Dre

To Be Produced at BHM

Mischievous hobgoblins and green
colored fairies make up the characters
in Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's
Dream to be presented April 16
through 19 at the Balboa High School
Shakespeare's fairies generally were
tiny and hannless and were "real" to
many theatregoers of the 16th and
17th centuries.
The high school production will
many theatergoers of the 16th and
William Hesters as Oberon, the queen
and king respectively of a troop of
They have a lover's quarrel and the
results are floods and unseasonable
weather. Oberon is referred to a
"King of the Shadows" and as such
is the most ominous of all the sprites.
Puck, played by Edward Lee, is
a hobgoblin, a rough, hairy and mis-
chievous spirit who did chores about
the farms.
An early problem in the production
was how to make humans appear as
"non-human" fairies. Not relying on
makeup alone, the "non-human"
effect was achieved in costuming,
lighting, and makeup.
Costumes for the fairies are light
and gossamer in texture and pastel in
color. Green, the color the fairies are
reported to prefer, is used widely in

the costumes as well as li
makeup and on the hair.
Miss Beechner has been ac
community and school produ
This will be Hesters second
part. He played Giles in the
trap last fall.
Lee made his acting debut
Egyptian prince in First Born
Reservations for lidst
Night's Dream can be made
ing Balboa 3129 weekdays b
8 a.m. and 4 p.m.


The annual meeting of men
the Canal Zone United Fun
will be held Tuesday, April
2 p.m., in the Board Ro
the Administration Building,
The principal purpose of th
ing will be to receive the Pre
Annual Report and to elect
Each person who has cont
to the United Fund is a mem
is cordially invited to atte
annual meeting.

'I t,

Drug abuse is in the news a great
deal. It is the theme of movies and
television programs and newspapers
and magazines are giving it ample
Part of what is written is fact but
most of it is fiction. This fiction has
been romanticized, giving the im-
pression that life with drugs is both
interesting and exciting. Nothing
could be further from the truth. Drug
addicts are the first to admit that it
is dull and degrading.
Contrary to common belief that
only the uneducated become addicts,
drug users are of average intelligence
or higher and may be well educated
and come from well-to-do families.
Drug abuse respects no class, caste,
or race. It is the emotionally unstable
who tend to become addicted.


Young people, particularly vul-
nerable, are usually introduced to
drugs by friends on a dare. Heavy or
frequent use of liquor in a group
often paves the way for experiment
with drugs.
An addict is not always a violent
criminal. He is generally calm in his
search to escape from society, usually
avoiding contact with anyone except
other addicts. Addicts frequently
commit burglaries and other crimes
against property to support their
habit. Occasionally, they commit
violent crimes but these constitute a
minority of the addict population.
Addicts can be cured. Various
methods have been tried with success.
It is not necessary to be committed
to one of the Federal institutions to
be cured.

Accounting Division
McDonald Brathwaite, Bookkeeping
Machine Operator to Accounts
Maintenance Clerk.
Jo Anne Mathis, Voucher Examiner
to General Claims Examiner.
Wilfred W. Jones, Accounts Main-
tenance Clerk to Accounting Tech-
Navigation Division
Zella L. Wertz, Reporting Stenogra-
pher to Administrative Assistant.
Don R. Fletcher, Marine Traffic Con-
troller Assistant to Marine Traffic
Controller (Terminal).
Carlos L. Miller, Learner Linehan-
dler (Deckhand) to Linehandler
Augusto Gonzalez, Linehandler (Deck-
hand) to LeaderLinehandler (Deck-
hand Boatswain).
SAlfred L. Goddard, Linehandler (Deck-
hand) to Seaman.
_- Industrial Division
national JosB R. Surez, Helper Rigger to Rig-
tto the ger (Maintenance).
visit and Leroy G. Barkley, Laborer to Helper
Jerry O. Green, Learner (Painter-
Maintenance), Class 3, to Painter
Maritza E. Delcaza, Clerk-Typist Di-
mII vision of Preventive Medicine to
Locks Division
Edward A. Cole, Towing Locomotive
Operator (Locks-Limited) to Tow-
ghting, ing Locomotive Operator (Locks).
Larry R. Rogers, Eugene C. Nott,
Raymond J. Schwinn, Machinist to
active in Lock Operator (Machinist).
actions. Dana M. Thompson, Alton C. Sprin-
ger, Lock Operator (Electrician)
I acting to Leader Lock Operator (Electri-
Mouse- cian).
Rudy M. Wieland, Murray C. Walker,
Sas the Leader Lock Operator (Electrician)
as to Control House Operator.
S Lloyd A. Kentish, Walter H. Milling-
z miner ton, Nicomedes Murillo, Linehan-
by call- dler to Helper Lock Operator.
Richard O. Egger, Control House
betweenn Operator to Lead Foreman (Lock
Charles R. Progler, Control House
Operator to Supervisory Control
ID House Operator.
Hubert B. Webster, Electrician to
IAL Lock Operator (Electrician).
Lloyd M. Smith, Supervisory Control
15 House Operator to General Fore-
man (Lock Operations).
nbers of Raymond L. Rowley, Lead Foreman
d, Inc., (Lock Operations) to Supervisory
15, at Control House Operator.
)om of Eduardo E. Robinson, Towing Loco-
motive Operator (Locks-Limited)
Balboa to Towing Locomotive Operator
ct new Terminals Division
Rudolph Forbes, Marcos E. Beverly,
tribute Clerk (Checker) to Cargo Checker.
ber and Carmen F. Ender, Freight Rate As-
nd the sistant (Typing) to Teller.
Lionel O. Whittaker, Clerk-Typist
to Clerical Assistant (Typing).
Joan M. Collins, Cargo Clerk to Ac-
counts Maintenance Clerk.
Olin U. Scott, Clerk (Checker) to
Roberto Squires, Cargo Marker to
Clerk (Checker).
Francisco Ortiz, Stevedore to Leader
(Dock Stevedoring).
Motor Transportation Division
Jos6 D. De Obaldia, Towing Loco-
motive Operator (Locks), Locks

Orthodox Services
(Continued from p. 1)
Apocathelosis 3 p.m.
Epitaphios Threnos (Lamentations)
and Processions of Holy Burial
8:00 p.m. in Panama.
April 12-Holy Saturday: Divine Lit-
urgy and Holy Communion at
10:30 a.m. in Panama.
Easter Services (from 11:00 p.m.)
Midnight Anastasis (Resurrection).
April 13-Easter Sunday-Afternoon:
Easter Vesper Services (AGAPI)
4:00 p.m.
Additional information may be ob-
tained by phoning:
Rev. James Chelonis, 23-3574; N.
Costarangos, president, 23-0551; A.
Athanassopulos, secretary, 25-5208.
C. Kitras, president, 7-3435; J.
Constantakis, treasurer, 7-1547.

Division, to Heavy Duty Equip-
ment Mechanic.
Ra6l H. Pinedo, Truckdriver to
Truckdriver (Heavy).
Railroad Division
William A. Ellington, Freight Clerk
to Supervisory Clerk (Checker).
Dorcey E. Rowell, Carman (Wood
and Steel) to Inspector (Carman,
Wood, and Steel).
Community Services Division
Juana M. Joly, Clerk-Stenographer,
Terminals Division, to Clerk Ste-
Ram6n Flores, Lead Foreman La-
borer (Cleaner) to General Fore-
man Laborer (Cleaner).
James R. Shirley, Manager (Housing
Project) to Housing Project Man-
ager (Superintendent, Housing
Supply Division
Frank A. Burke, Laborer Community
Services Division to Laborer
Enrique R. Small, Cargo Marker,
Terminals Division, to Sales Store
Raymond P. Laverty, Program Man-
ager (Assistant General Manager,
Supply Division) to Program Man-
ager (General Manager, Supply
Walter J. Murrell, Assistant Meat
Cutter to Meat Cutter.
Frederick W. Taylor, Jr., Warehouse-
man to Stockman.
Margaret A. Russell, Clerk-Stenog-
Electrical Division
Jerry L. Hall, Learner (Maintenance-
man) Class 3 to Apprentice (Elec-
trician) 3d Year.
Oscar R. Thompson, Food Service
Worker to Laborer (Heavy).
John M. Sanders, Electrician to Lead
Foreman Electrician:
Robert E. Holland, Shift Engineer
(Mechanical) to Test Operator-
Foreman (Mechanical Power Sys-
Leslie D. Wood, Lead Foreman Elec-
trician to General Foreman Electri-
Curtis H. George, General Foreman
Electrician to Chief Foreman
(Electrical Installation and Main-
Thomas C. Robertson, Chief Fore-
man (Electrical Installation and
Maintenance) to Supervisory Elec-
trical Engineering Technician.
Dredging Division
John G. Witt, Mate, Dredge to Oper-
ator, Dredge.
Robert F. Fearon, Blaster, Drill
Barge to Mate, Dredge.
Leo L. Sainten, Laborer (Heavy) to
Clate Riddle, Leader Electrician
(Lineman) to Lead Foreman Elec-
Russell C. Stevens, Maintenance Su-
perintendent (Rivers and Harbors)
to Construction and Maintenance

(Continued from p. 1)

nation Division, Atlantic side: 33
years, 6 months, 3 days.
Gardner Hayes, Towing Locomotive
Operator (Locks), Lock Division,
Atlantic side: 34 years, 7 months,
15 days.
Vincent J. Huber, Merchandise Man-
agement Officer (Drygoods), Sup-
ply Division, Pacific side: 27 years,
7 months, 21 days.
Thomas F. Hunt, Liquid Fuels Dis-
patcher, Terminals Division, Paci-
fic side: 27 years, 15 days.
Raymond J. Kielhofer, Supervisory
Control House Operator, Locks
Division, Pacific side: 29 years, 23
Lionel A. King, Clerk, Navigation
Division, Pacific side: 50 years, 8
months, 22 days.
Theodore A. Lyder, Leader Meat
Cutter, Supply Division, Pacific
side: 39 years, 6 months.
Jos1 Murillo, Electrician (Lineman),
Electrical Division, Pacific side: 25
years, 2 months, 23 days.
Hilton S. Nurse, Leader Seaman,
Dredging Division, Pacific side: 31
ears, 9 months, 15 days.
Alfred E. Osborne, Assistant Super-
intendent and Director (Latin
American Schools), Division of
Schools, Pacific side: 39 years, 8
months, 11 days.
Clinton L. Parris, Recreational As-
sistant, Division of Schools, Atlan-


Superintendent (Rivers and Har-
bors) (Assistant Chief, Operations).
Maintenance Division
Frederick A. Barnett, Jr., Learner
(Helper Refrigeration and Air-
Conditioning Mechanic) Class 2 to
Helper Refrigeration and Air-Con-
ditioning Mechanic.
Carlos Rice, Helper Pipefitter to Pipe-
Epifanio M. HernAndez, Laborer
(Heavy) to Helper (General).
License Section
Lily Fung, Clerk-Typist (Stenogra-
pher Trainee) to Clerk-Typist.
Fire Division
Joseph C. Martin, Firefighter (Driver-
Operator) to Fire Sergeant.
Police Division
Andrew M. Wright, Jr., Detective to
Police Sergeant.
Edward V. Amason, Detective Ser-
geant to Police Lieutenant.
Cato May, Police Private to Detec-
Customs Division
Milan Ferry, Distribution and Win-
dow Clerk, Postal Division, to
Customs Enforcement Officer.
Gorgas Hospital
Roy M. Morris, Nursing Assistant to
Nursing Assistant (Medicine and
Marcos Reyna, Henry J. Jempierre,
Surveying Aid, Engineering Divi-
Lina Del C. Mufioz, Clerk-Stenogra-
pher, Industrial Division.
Gerald R. Hajarian, Pharmacist, Gor-
gas Hospital.
Joseph H. White, Supply Manage-
ment Officer (Chief, Division of
Fannie P. HernAndez, Writer, Pan-
ama Canal Information Office.
Carey J. Goodwin, Jr., Computer
Programer, Data Processing Divi-
Ruth E. Moyer, Secretary (Stenogra-
phy), Coco Solo Hospital.
Yolanda M. Cox, Clerk-Typist (Ste-
nographer Trainee), Navigation
Robert E. Eggleston, Rates Analyst,
Budget and Rates Division.
Nuria A. Ferguson, Student Trainee
(Information and Arts), Coopera-
tive Education Program, Gorgas
Ruth A. Fishbough, Medical Record
Librarian, Gorgas Hospital.
Nello T. Rosania, Administrative
Services Assistant, Locks Division.
Robert L. Allen, Admitting Clerk,
Coco Solo Hospital.
Jeanne R. Allen, Administrative As-
sistant Office of Director, Marine
Evelyn G. Faulkener, Medical Rec-
ord Librarian, Corozal Hospital.
Edward B. Webster, Housing Project
Manager, Community Services
Glenn A. Foster, Supply Clerk, Divi-
sion of Storehouses.
Kathleen M. Huffman, Accounts
Maintenance Clerk, Terminals

tic side: 30 years, 2 months, 8 days.
Hilda B. Reid, Sales Store Clerk,
Supply Division, Atlantic side: 27
years, 2 months, 23 days.
Horace M. Roberts, Teller, Supply
Division, Atlantic side: 41 years,
1 month, 22 days.
Porfirio SAnchez, Railroad Trackman
(Mainline), Railroad Division, Pa-
cific side: 28 years, 5 months, 23
Evagnie P. Shirokov, Medical Officer
(General Surgery), (Chief, Clini-
cal Surgery), Gorgas Hospital, Pa-
cific side: 22 years, 9 months.
Vincent W. Watson, Seaman, Navi-
gation Division, Atlantic side: 33
years, 1 month, 1 day.
Cecil C. Williams, Helper Lock Oper-
ator, Locks Division, Pacific side:
30 years, 2 months, 19 days.
Ronald D. Williams, Launch Dis-
patcher, Navigation Division, At-
lantic side: 37 years, 5 months, 20
Nathaniel V. Wilson, Painter, Locks
Division, Atlantic side: 29 years, 9
months, 22 days.
James C. Wood, Admneasurer, Navi-
gation Division, Pacific side: 34
years, 7 months.
One employee of the Panama
Canal's New Orleans Office who re-
tired is Gilbert Sanzari, Marine Cargo
Specialist, Water Transportation Di-

Page 4

Retiring Employees



q -i I l -(K )

Vol. VII, No. 42 Mds de 50 Arios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial Viernes 3 de Abril de 1969

Se Jubilan 30 Empleados

En el Canal de Panama

En el Sal6n de Conferencias del
Cobernador en el Edificio de Admi-
nistraci6n, se efectu6 una ceremonia
para honrar a 30 empleados que se
jubilaban del servicio al Canal de
PanamA, recientemente.
La mayoria de los empleados que
recibieron sus certificados durante la
ceremonia, en realidad se jubilaron
en febrero. Debido a la gran cantidad
de jubilados que fueron procesados
entonces, fue necesaria una segunda
ceremonia para powder honrar a un
grupo de los jubilados de febrero.
Wilian A. Sullivan, Jefe del Ramo
de Servicios a los Empleados, inici6
la ceremonia y present a los dife-
rentes directors, lo mismo que al
Gobernador W. P. Leber, quien en-
treg6 los certificados de jubilaci6n.
Haciendo referencia a la impor-
tancia del papel que juegan los em-
pleados en la empresa del Canal, el
Gobernador Leber seiial6 que cierto
numero de los empleados que se ju-
bilaban hicieron toda su carrera den-
tro del Canal de PanamA. Seiial6 que
uno de los empleados tenia mis de
50 afios de servicio, uno mas de 41
afos, dos mas de 39 afios y various
mas, sobrepasaban los 30 ailos de
servicios. El Gobernador seiial6 ade-
mAs que los jubilados representaban
varias ocupaciones, todas necesarias
para la operaci6n del Canal. Feli-

Dia no Laboral

Fue el 31 en la

Zona del Canal
El lunes 31 de marzo fue un
dia de duelo official con motive
del fallecimiento del ex Presidente
Eisenhower, y las oficinas del
Gobiero de los EE. UU. en la
Zona del Canal que estin ordi-
nariamente abiertas durante las
horas normales de trabajo, estu-
vieron cerradas.
El dia no es feriado y no se
pagarn compensaci6n adicional en
el caso de los empleados que
trabajaron el lunes. A un emplea-
do en vacaciones no se le descon-
tarA tiempo por el dia si su oficina
estuvo cerrada el lunes.
Las instrucciones a los apun-
tadores de tiempo sobre los in-
formes de tiempo que cubren el
dia de duelo, han sido enviadas
por la Secci6n de Planillas a las
oficinas de las agencies del Canal
de PanamA.

cit6 a los que so jubilaban y les dese6
dias felices, declarando al mismo
tiempo: "espero que sigan mante-
niendo su inters en el Canal de
Los que se jubilaron, sus posiciones
y sus totales de servicio al Gobierno
de Estados Unidos son como sigue:
Saturnina B. Arrocha, Cajera (Alma-
c6n), Divisi6n de Abastos, sector
Atlantico: 23 afios, 5 meses, 5 dias.
Richard T. Bailey, Guardia, Divisi6n
de Esclusas, sector Pacifico, 25
alios, 5 meses, 5 dias.
ElwoodG.Bissett, Encargado del Mo-
vimiento de Mercancias (Articulos
para el Hogar), Divisi6n de
Abastos, sector Pacifico, 27 aios,
1 mes, 3 dias.
Tobi C. Bittel, Escritora, Oficina de
Infonnaci6n del Canal de Panama,
sector Pacifico: 20 afios, 9 meses,
10 dias.
Cecil O. Brooks, Marinero, Divisi6n
de Navegaci6n, sector Atlantico:
34 aiios, 6 meses, 20 dias.
(Contintia en la pdgina 4)

Por Cuarta Vez

Rebajan Calado
El calado permisible a las naves
que usan el Canal de Panamai sera
reducido otras 6 pulgadas y, a partir
del 9 de abril, sera de s6lo 38 pies,
debido a una baja en el nivel del
Lago Gati'n.
Esta sert la cuarta vez que se
rebaja el calado, desde que comenz6
la estaci6n seca. El calado nmaximo de
40 pies fue puesto en vigor el 12 de
noviembre de 1968, cuando el nivel
del Lago Catun sobrepas6 los 86.5
El Capitain E. B. Rainier, Jefe In-
terino de la Divisi6n de Navegaci6n
declar6 que todas las preguntas de
los armadores y agents respect al
transito especifico de ciertas naves
serin contestadas.
Para este tiempo, el afio pasado, el
calado maximo permitido por la
Division de Navegaci6n era de 37.6
pies, puesto en vigor el 11 de abril.
Sin embargo, durante 1967, el cala-
do minimo durante toda la estaci6n
seca fue de 38.5 pies. Ello fue posi-
ble debido a la limitaci6n en la gene-
raci6n de energia hidroelectrica en
la Planta de Gatun y al dragado
extensive de mantenimiento hecho
en el Corte Gaillard, durante 1966.
Hubo ademas una gran precipitaci6n
en la cuenca del Lago Gatin durante
la estaci6n seca.

El Monumento del Jueves Santo mas artistic, probablemente, de to
Repiblica, es el que se coloca todos los afios en la Iglesia de la Inmac
Concepci6n de Penonom6. El punto central del monument, donde se g
el Santisimo Sacramento, es un bellisimo pelicano de plata y oro, donad
una de las principles families de esa capital de provincia. Rodeado de
e iluminado bellamente con velas y reflectores, es visitado por los
durante la noche del Jueves al Viernes Santo, para rendir adoraci6n
Sagrada Eucaristia. Esta fotografia constitute nuestro mefor tribute a
de mariana, Viernes Santo, el dia mis solemne de la cristianidad.


Conjunta Habra

El 4 en Paraiso
i La peregrinaci6n solemn de la
Semana Santa tendri lugar nueva-
S mente en Paraiso el Viernes Santo
,a, a las 6:30 p.m., cuando las congrega-
-s. ciones de las iglesias de los Metodis-
..., tas, la Episcopal de San Albano y la
Cat6lica Romana de San Jose, junto
.ccn otros cristianos, desfilen juntos
en oraci6n y meditaci6n.
Partiendo de la casa 671, el grupo
Sseguirn una ruta que lo llevarA al
estadio de beisbol, donde el Reveren-
do Felmin B. Cockburn serf el ora-
dor. La procesi6n se detendri en las
varias estaciones del Via Crucis que
seran seilaladas a lo largo de la ruta,
para unirse en oraci6n y en el canto
de los himnos de adoraci6n y alabanza
al Senior crucificado.
Los coros de las iglesias de San
Albano y San Jos6 se combinaran y
unirAn sus voices a las de los que mar-
chan al seguir la ruta, en conmemora-
ci6n de la pasi6n de Jesucristo hace
casi 2.000 aios.
Encabezan el comite de arreglos
este afio el Reverendo Dennis N.
Josiah, de San Albano, y Albert
)da la Smith, director de Acci6n de la Co-
ulada munidad para la Iglesia de San Jose.

io por
i a la
al dia

Entregaron Premios de

Estimulo a 23 Empleados

Premios de estimulo fueron entre-
gados la semana pasada a 23 emplea-
clos del Canal, en ambos lados del
Istmo, como resultado de sugerencias
beneficiosas presentadas por medio
del program de Premios de Estimulo
del Canal de PanamA.
El Gobernador W. P. Leber entre-
g6 los premios a los empleados del
sector Pacifico en una ceremonia
celebrada en su oficina en Balboa
La ceremonial en honor de los em-
pleados del sector Atlhntico se cele-
br6 en la oficina del Director de
Transporte y Terminales, entregando
los premios el subdirector Norman E.
Milton L. Whitson de la Divisi6n
Industrial en el sector Atlhntico, se
llev6 los miximos honors entire los
ganadores do premios con su sugeren-
cia de instalar un aparejo izador con
capacidad para 2 toneladas en el
gancho double de la grla flotante, del
Taller de Torneria, en la Divisi6n
Industrial, ahorrando a la organiza-
ci6n del Canal $1.500 anuales. Se le
entreg6 un Certificado de Premio
por Sugerencia del Canal de PanamA
y un cheque por $100.

Cierre por

L"- -e i La Soeci6n B, (Balboa) y la Sec-
Sci6n X (Crist6bal) pennranece-in ce-
rradas por inventario el martes 15 de
abril, y para recuento el jueves 19 de
gy, L .mayo.
Se sugiere que todas las unidcades
obtengan sufficient material de ope-
raci6n antes de las fechas de cierre
Spara proteger sus necesidades durante
i los periods en que la secci6n per-
SImanecetr cerrada.
Las ventas de las secciones en in-
El periodista panamefo Julio Ortega C., qued6 tan impresionado con rcciente ventario o recuento serAn prohibidas
gira que hizo por el Canal de Panama, que escribi6 un articulo sobre sus d regas
impresiones en dicho recorrido. El articulo aparece publicado en la pagina drantc loscienrrs y las entregas
3 de esta edici6n. Ortega aparece manipulando los controls para abrir las de urgencia serAn hechas solamente
compuertas en las Esclusas de Miraflores. Con l6 estai la Srta. Ligia Diaz, cuando sean solicitadas por los jefes
guia de la Zona del Canal, quien lo acompaii6 en su recorrido por el Canal. de division.

William L. Catron de la Division
de Mantenimiento, y Carl W. Rey-
nolds, de la Divisi6n de Esclusas,
ambos del sector Atlfintico, fueron los
siguientes en la lista de ganadores de
premios, logrando cada sugerencia
ahorros anuales calculados en $1.000
para el Canal.
Woodrow Gordon, de la Divisi6n
de Tenninales, tambien del sector
Atlantico, recibi6 un premio de esti-
mulo por $50 debido a su sugerencia
de implantar una escala de multas
que sirvan de estimulo para evitar la
descarga lenta de los petroleros y
hacer que los clients lleven a cabo
sus operaciones mAs rapidamente.
Los que recibieron cheques por $25
fueron Joseph Baker y Lineaus H.
McDonald de la Divisi6n de Esclusas,
quienes sugirieron en conjunto la
construcci6n de un cobertizo para el
dep6sito de lubricantes en las Esclu-
sas de Gatin. Alfred W. Sandrock
de la Divisi6n de Navegaci6n tam-
bidn recibi6 un cheque de $25 como
premio de estimulo.
Luis E. Wong, del Hospital de
Coco Sdlo; Richard J. Bjorney, de
Navegaci6n; Joseph Baker, de las
Esclusas, y Cedric W. Gittens, de la
Division de Bomberos, recibieron
(Continmia en la pdgina 4)

Esclusas dte Miraflores ___ 2,341
Esclusas de Catin _. 612
Las Cruces, 7 viajes__ 588
Lanchas pequefias,
2 viajes __ 15
Jardines de Summit 182
Puntos de interns en
PanamnA_ ___ 2
Puntos de interns en la
Zona del Canal 2
Carla C 300
Akaroa._ 400
Fair Star- 1,303
Gran total ____. 5,745

Pasa Barco de


El primer barco que con 4xito to-
m6 muestras del oc6eano a mAs de
2 mills de profundidad, pas6 por
el Canal de Panama. la semana pasa-
da en su ruta desde el Atlintco a
la Costa Occidental de los Estados
El barco, el Glomar Challenger,
esta ocupado en el Proyecto de Per-
foraci6n del Mar Profundo de $12.6
millones que envuelve una investi-
gaci6n cientifica de la estructura
ba'o la superficie del mar en los
oc6anos Atlantico y Pacifico.
Durante el proyecto del Atlantico,
los cientificos a bordo del barco en-
contraron lo que se dice es la mejor
Avidencia obtenida hasta ahora para
demostrar que el fondo del Atlantico
se esta separando de ambos lados
desde el medio del Arrecife del
Atlintico, una series de montailas sub-
marinas que se extiende a lo largo
del oceano.
Despucs de una visit a San Diego,
California, del 6 al 12 de abril, el
barco llevarA a los cientificos a tra-
v6s del Pacifico y regresari, obte-
niendo nuestras del fondo en los
lugares de interest.
El proyecto de Perforaci6n del
Mar Profundo esta financiado por
la National Science Foundation. Es
(Continua en la pdgina 4)


Sobre Oferta

De Seguros
La nueva oferta que ha sido pre-
sentada a los que tienen p6lizas de
seguro en el plan de seguro colectivo
con la United of Omaha, serA expli-
cada por un represcntante de la conl-
paniia de seguros en una reunion del
Consejo Civico de Paraiso sefialada
para el martes 8 de abril a las
7.30 p.m.
Una sesi(on de preguntas y respues-
tas seguini a la charla, para que los
quc asistan queden mejor ilustrados,
segni infonnl IEric S. Oakley, presi-
dentc del Consejo Civico.
I.a reunion so cclcebrari en cl edi-
ficio de la Escuela Secundaria de
Paraiso y el piublico esta invitado a

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11 .30-
2 30-
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Cuonozc el Muntdo
Todo por la Patria
lMi Amigo 0l Mago
-Showi del IiMediodia
Reprise de la Novela:i de la;, (i
Los Invencibles
La Novicia Voladora
El Zorro
El Gran Chaparral
Ladr6n sin Destino
Premiere tde Gala


Carnaval de Cartones
-Buggs Bunny
Show de la Una
Dias de Nuestras Vidas
Intriga en Hlawaii
Porky Pig Show
Ahbott y Costello
Tres Patines
77 Sunset Strip


11:15-Carnaval dce Cartones
12:00-Buggs Bunny
1:00-Show de la Una
3:30-Dias de Nuestras Vida:
4:00-Intriga en Hawaii
7:30--Tres Patines
10:30-77 Sunset Strip



-Carnaval de Cartones
-Lotera y Alegria
-Show de la Unai
Dias de Nuestras Vid;as
Intriga en Hawaii
Porky Pig Show
Reino Salvaje
Blanquita Amaro
Judd Abogado Defensor
-Ballinger de Chicago
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: 00-Lawman
5:30-Ca pitAn Escarlata
8:00-Audacia es el Juego
9:30-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
10:30-77 Sunset Strip




-Carnaval de Carlones
-Buggs Bunny
Show de la Un:a
Di:as de Nuestras Vidas
Intriga en Hawaii
Porky Pig Show
El Caf6 Squirt
-Los Invencibles de N6emesis
Departamento de Policia de
Nueva York
-Variedades de Silvia Pinal
77 Sunset Strip


Conozea el Mundo
Carnaval de Cartones
El Pj:jaro Carpintero
Los Tres Chiflados
-De Mujert a Mujer
-Reprise de la Novela de las 7
Deportes en TV-2
-Mis Adorables Sohrinos
Tierra cde Gigantes
-Viaje a las Estrelllas
-Cine SAbado

Gente en la Noticia

Irene Cecilia Escoffery Alemini cs I
aylidante estudliantil ell li Oficina tie
nlfornnnci6n del Canal dte Panan .
Acaba de graduarse en l Colegio In-
ternacional de Maria Inmaculada
CID)MI, y reside en la Urbanizaci6n
Obarrio de la ciudtla de Panalni. Su
adiestranmiento, comno ayudante estu-
diantil, cn la Oficina de Informnaci6on,
include todlos los debers tie una1 ofi-
cinista regular. "Mc gusta nuclio el
trabajo aqui", (lice Irene, "porque -
siempree c tie(ien ocupada y cstoy
aprelldiendo nna infinidad e cosas
nuevas e interesantes". l)urante su
iltilno ano de escuela secundaria, Ile-
g6 a ser vicepresidenta del Club de
Graduandas del CIDMI. En sus afios
de colegio, el deported que m is le
interest fue el volibol, Ilegando a ser
la mayor anotadora dentro del cole-
gio y fue capitana del equipo cam-
pe6n de la Liga Media Interna. Com e
ya se podrin imaginar, sus mayors
aficiones son las deportivas. Le en-
cantan el esqui acuitico, el tennis, el
boliche y el badminton, ademnis del simpaticen ilnediatamente con ella. ella lo que mbs le gusta son los idio-
volibol. Tambi6n es muy aficionada Los planes inmediatos de Irene, para mas, especialmente el francs. "Del
a la fotografia. La cualidad principal cuando termine su period de ayu- Canal de Panama", dice, "lo que m6is
de Irene Escoffery es que siempre dante estudiantil, son ingresar al me ha impresionado es la gran coor-
tiene la sonrisa en los labios, lo que Marymount College, en Virginia, para dinacin cque existed en una empresa
hace que todos los que la tratan, estudiar secretariado blisico. Pero a tan complicada como 6sta".

"kj: La Gran

Pwrom de ECe ko&
4-Viernes Santo-Dia en que la cristiandad conmemora la Muerte de Jes6s. i
Dia de Duelo Nacional en Panamai y en la Zona del Canal. En la
ciudad de Panamii y en todas las poblaciones del Interior se conme-
mora con solernnes rogativas y procesiones que en ciertos lugares tienen SI nota la falta de un plan de man-
lugar a partir de la medianoche de hoy Jueves Santo. QuizAs el lugar tenimiento rutinario o d e repara-
de today la Repfiblica donde la c-onmemoraci6n de la Muerte de Nues-
tro Sefior se lleva a cabo de una manera 6nica es la poblaci6n industrial p uede mejorar las condiciones de
de Pesd, en la Provincia de HIerrera, a unas 165 millas al suroeste de puede mejorar las conditions de
la ciudad de Panamii, donde los moradores escenifican en vivo la Pasi6n trabajo existentes-HABLE CON
y Muerte de Jesis, al estilo de la famosa representaci6n de Oberam- EL SOBRE EL PARTICULAR.
mergau, en Baviera. S61o que en PesC se verifica todos los afios. Detalle SI se Ie ocurre una idea de:
interesante es que la mayoria de los personages centrales de la Pasi6n
son alumnos de la Escuela Secundaria del lugar. COMO MEJORAR . el proce-
6--Domingo de Resurreci6n. dimiento de una oficina, el taller,
I 1-13-Festival del Caf6 en Boquete-Esa poblaci6n, llamada con raz6n El o los m6todos de producci6in
Jardin de ]a Rep6blica, se conveirtiri en esos dias en el centro COMO REDUCIR O ELIMI-
festivo y turistico de Chiriqui y la Repdiblica toda, con la pre- NAR ... tendencies a desperdiciar,
sentacii6n de los products de las grandes fincas cafetaleras de r peligro du aioe
la region, teniendo como fondo una fantistica exposici6n floral. causar peligros. dupiaciones de
El 10 de abril, en la noche, seri escogida entire las reinas invita- trabajo, papeleo
das, la Reina del Festival, que seri coronada esa misma noche. COMO SUBSTITUIR . por
nmateriales menos costosos, equipo
tn enLOS COStoSO
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"iTenia que ser una mujer chofer!"

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o nlioti-a a de solicitud express.
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En caso de que usted solicite que Vilgase del Formulario de
lo llamen, deje su n6mero y la mejor Proposiciones.
hora en que pueden conseguirlo, en SI sigue ousted estas pautas, puede
caso de que usted desee que lo estar seguro que se le vendrat una
llamen. idea digna de ser premiada.

iCuidado al Caminar!

Seria de desear que al Ilegar al lugar de trabajo los pisos se eneontiraran
siempre en perfectas condiciones, es decir que eualquier grieta, levantamiento
del material, etc., no existieran, lque cualquier mancha de grasa, aceite o
cualquier otro material se limpiara inmediatanente; que al derramarse agua
Ia inismna fuera inmediatanmente secada. Lo inlisnlo se aplica a los objetos que
se eaen o "se idejan eaer inaldvertidainente", seria deseable (que nunca se en-
contraran en otro lugar tile lno fuera cl] qle les corresponde y iste n1o es
induldableniente el piso de la plant.

Esto en lo que se refiere al lugar de trabajo, pero lo inisino podria aplicarse
al hogar, los clubs, diferentes lugares de diversions, esueelas, calls, etc.,
etc., es decir a todos y cada o11110 (t los Itlgares por done el intdividuo (lebe

Mais arrilba se dijo "seria de desear . ." y todos sabenios que asi es, ya qiue
en el daiario vivir las condiciones de los lugares por done debenlos caminlar
no son tan ideals; objetos tirados on difcrentes lugares, personal que trabaja
y extiende cordones, nMangueras, etc., por los lugares por dlonde se tdebe
pasir,' allonlbras Ique se arrugan y no se extienden, y la list seria interminable,
sol todas eidaiciones (lqiue nos estallninndicantdo qtiue el cllinllar no debe ser
ulna accionl ileeainica silo qtie debemos poler especial cuidatdo y lno distraer-
nos, va qiue una simple caidat producida porerun tiropez p lede ser la causa
dee un cident y cuvas consectie'cias soln ific ililes de predecir.

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Ventana del Mundo
S ilvese Quien Pueda
CAnmara Indiscreta
-Domingo leportivo
l.I Santo
Program;a Especial
Estreno Sorpresivo

-Mlusica y Risas
La Hlora de Corin Tellado
-Nuevo Cine Ilogar
-Charlas y I)iujos Animados
-Novela de la Tarde
-PAginas de la Vida
InstantAneas Sociales
Primera Plana
-Get Smart
-Luncs de Revlon
Su Novela Favorita
-Micronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
-Micronoticiero y Novela
-Micronoticiero Ny Enigma
-Los Defensores

-Miusiea y Hisais
La Ifora de Corin Tellado
Nuevo Cine llogar
-El Hogar y La Escuela
-Novela de la Tarde
-Prginas de la Vida
Instantaneas Sociales
-Primera Plana
-C6micos y Caneiones
La Ilora Continental
-Su Novela Favorita
licronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
-Micronoticiero y Novela
-Micronoticiero v Ruta 66
Los Defensores

-Sorteo de la Loteria
-M1sica y Risas
-La Htora de Corin Tellado
-Nuevo Cine Hogar
-La Mujer Opina
Novela de la Tarde
-Piginas de la Vida
-Instantaneas Sociales
-Primera Plan;
-Carrousel Internacional
Su Novel Favorita
-Micronoticiero N
Conflictos Hlumanos
-Micronoticiero Novela
-Micronoticiero y
Los Fabulosos 20
Los Defensores

-Mlisica y Risas
-La IHora de Corin Tellado
-Nuevo Cine Hogar
-Consejos Para la Salud
-Novela de la Tarde
-PAginas de la Vida
-Instantaineas Sociales
-Primera Plana
-Beverly Ricos
-.ueves Estelares
-Su Novela Favorita
-Micronoticiero y
Contlictos Humanos
-Micronoticiero y Novela
-Micronoticieroy Jim Wesi
-Richard Diamond

-Muisica y Risas
-Nuevo Cine Hlogar
-Camino de la Verdad
-Novela de la Tarde
-Piginas de la Vida
-Instantaineas Sociales
-Primera Plana
-Su Novela Favorita
- Micronoticiero %\
Conflictos Humanols
-Micronoticiero v Novela
-Micronoticiero v La Ley del
-La Hlora Cero

-Colorin Colorao
-MSi Oso y Yo
l-Hlroes de Hlogan
-La Mujer Opina
-Victor Martinez B'lanco
-Largo Metraje
-Daniel Boone
-Primera Plana
-SAbados de Orange Crush
A Peticiin Suya
-Viaje al Fondo del \Mar
Superproducciones del SAbado

Pagina 2

Abril 3, 1969


-' ',s

La lancha turistica "Las Cruces" del Canal de Panama Ileva excursionistas todos los dias por el Corte.

Periodista Panamenio Describe

Sus Impresiones Sobre el Canal

Julio Ortega C., autor de este
articulo, es miembro del Sindicato
de Periodistas de Panami, Direc-
tor de Relaciones Publicas del
Ministerio de Salud, ccnocido ani-
mador de television en TV-2, ha
laborado en various diaries pana-
meios como reporter, redactor y
hasta hace pocos meses director
del diario EXPRESO.

La lancha Las Cruces toc6 suave-
mente el muelle de Pedro Miguel...
los motors ronroneaban para man-
tener la embarcaci6n unida al muelle
y el grupo de excursionistas se pre-
paraba para desembarcar.... Habia
concluido un recorrido mas por el
Canal de PanamA, y nosotros habia-
mncs disfrutado el viaje y aprendido
muchas cosas nuevas sobre la historic,
construcci6n y funcionamiento de la
portentosa obra interoc6anica.
Nuestro viaje parcial por el Canal
de PanamA, formando parte del gru-
po de dirigentes de los Boys Scouts
que se reunieron en PanamA para par-
ticipar en el ler. Seminario Centro-
americano de Finanzas, se habia ini-
ciado pocas horas antes, al reuniros
en el estacionamiento del Museo de
la Zona del Canal de Panama que
funciona en el viejo edificio de
Administraci6n del Aeropuerto de
Fue en ese sitio que ccnocimos a
la Srta. Ligia Diaz, eficiente y bella
representante del Servicio de Guias
del Canal de PanamA, que desde ese
moment inici6 una interesante des-
cripci6n de todas las cosas que surgian
a nuestra vista.
Mientras esperabamos unos segun-
dos para abandonar la lancha Las
Cruces, pasarcn por nuestra memorial,
como una cinta cinematogrAfica, to-
dos los detalles del recorrido por el
Canal, y ain resonaba en nuestros
oidos la afable voz de Ligia, que in-
cansable habia narrado, por decirlo
asi, todos Its acontecimientos, inci-
dentes y alternatives de la construc-
ci6n del Canal.
Al concluir el recorrido, quedamos
vivamente impresionados de la com-
pleja e important labor que realizan
los Guias en el Canal de PanamA. El
grupo formado por j6venes de ambos
sexos, constitute el mis interesante
punto de contact entire el plblico y
la Administraci6n del Canal.
Los conocinientos de lo que es
la Zona del Canal de Panama y el
funcionamiento de la via, les permi-
ten descripciones y explicaciones tan
sencillas, que logran aclarar concep-
tos err6neos sobre el funcionamiento
de esa gran obra.
Pudimos notar que los "Guias".
gczan de autoridad y reciben amplia
cooperaci6n de todos los servicios
c6nexos del Canal y en general, cuen-

tan con un respaldo total de la Admi-
nistraci6n y la perfect coordinaci6n
de la Oficina de Informaci6n del
Canal, en cuyas dependencias tra-
bajan muchos panamnehos, lo que les
facility su labor.
Nos cont6 Ligia Diaz, que el sue-
fio de un canal para unir los dos oc6a-
nos mis importantes tuvo su origen
para 1523, cuando Carlos V orden6
los primeros studios, ya que en aque-
Ila Ipoca los hombres reconocian las
ventajas y el valor commercial de una
ruta que evitaria un viaje de 8.000
millas alrededor del Cabo de Hornos.
Fue en mayo de 1879 que el Con-
de Fernando De Lesseps organize la
"Compagnie Universelle du Canal
Interoceanique" para realizar la obra,
despues de haber concluido existosa-
mente la construcci6n del Canal de
Los primeros trabajadores france-
ses llegaron al Istmo el mismo ailo y
se utilizaron casi 2 aiios en la confec-
ci6n de mapas y en operaciones topo-
graficas. AdemAs de los problems
eccn6micos, los franceses tuvieron
que enfrentarse a grandes epidemias
que cuasaron la muerte a miles de
En 1904, los norteamericanos des-
pues de haber comprado las acciones
a los franceses continuaron los tra-
bajos que fueron concluidos en 1914
a un costo de $380 millones con la
utilizaci6n de mas de 40 mil hombres.
En las Esclusas de Miraflores, nues-
tra Guia, la Srta. Diaz nos dio ma-
yores detalles sobre el funcionamiento
del Canal y nos aclar6 que no existe
desnivel entire los Oc6anos AtlAntico
y Pacifico como err6neamente se cree.
Aclar6 Ligia que existe una diferencia
de areas entire los dos oc6anos y
que por las esclusas sl6o van subiendo
las naves en forma escalonada por
sobre el nivel del mar a traves de la
cordillera central que cruza el Istmo
de Panama, a una altura de 85 pies.
La amena narraci6n de Ligia, nos
mantenia obsesionados mientras con
nuestros propios ojos observabamos
el funcionamiento de las esclusas y
casi podiamos tocar las enonnes naves
que cruzaban el Canal. Fuimos in-
formados que cada cnmara de las es-
clusas tiene 110 pies de ancho y 1.000
de largo y que el agua utilizada pro-
viene del lago artificial de Gatfin con
una superficie de 163.38 mills cua-
Ligia nos habl6 del beneficio que ha
recibido el mundo con el Canal de
PanamA y sinceramente nos record
datos casi olvidados y que nos habian
sido ofrecidos en las aulas de classes.
Durante todo el recorrido de mAs
de 5 horas dentro de la zona canalera,
Ligia no descansaba en darnos ex-
plicaciones; yo sufria solamente de
pensar en el agotamiento que pro-
duce el hablar, dar explicaciones,
ampliar concepts y responder pre-

guntas, como ella lo hacia, pero su
voz seguia imperturbable tratando
de ofrecernos sus conocimientos.
Visitamos los Jardines de Summit
y creimos haber llegado a otro mun-
do . aunque quizas lo sea, ya que
es muy dificil reunir tantas plants y
animals de toda variedad en s61o
300 acres como los hay alli. MAs de
50.000 personas visitan esos jardines
cada afio.
El interesante viaje nos llev6 a
Gamboa en donde abordamos la lan-
cha Las Cruces para regresar a Pedro
Miguel en donde nos aguardaba un
autobus que nos devolvi6 al punto
de partida.
Personalmente, nunca nos habia-
mos atrevido a acercarnos al Canal,
por temor a que fueran Areas restrin-
gidas; pero Ligia nos aclar6 que
todos los dias, de 9 de la mariana a 5
de la tarde, los Guias Oficiales del
Canal de PanamA acuden a las esclu-
sas para explicar su funcionamiento
y responder a las preguntas de los
AdemAs, se hacen excursicnes y los
funcionarios de la Oficina de Infor-
maci6n del Canal de PanamA traba-
jan las 24 horas para contestar siem-
pre, las consultas de las personas que
deseen saber algo sobre el Canal de
Al despedirnos de Ligia Diaz, nos
sentimos comprometidos con la orga-
nizaci6n del Canal de PanamA. Cree-
mos que debemos hacer algo para

(Contini a en la pdgina


Alguien dijo por ahi un dia de estos,
que si el Aguila se encuentra en lo
alto del Escudo Nacional de Pana-
mA ... la cigiiefia ronda por encima
de casi todos los hogares del mundo.
Y por supuesto que por sobre los
hogares de los que fonnan la gran
familiar del Canal de Panama.
0 *
No tenemos informes sobre todos
los filtimos qe han venido a aumentar
el nimero de los que formamos la
familiar canalera, pero si nos dijeron
que la cigiiefia visit a la Sra. Muriel
Morales de Cordovez, del Servicio de
Guias de la Zona del Canal. Ella y su
esposo, Roberto Cordovez, estan que
no saben que hacer de la alegria, ante
la bella nifiita, de 8 libras de peso,
que ha venido a alegrar su hogar.

Y ya que andamos por los lados del
Servicio de Guias, tambi6n el hogar
de David W. Richardson Pacheco y
Sra. Julieta Vallarino de Richardson
fue visitado poT la cigiefiia el pasado
2 de marzo. Les trajo un varoncito
que tambi6n andaba por las 8 libras
y que se llamarA John Michael. Como
ven, la familiar del Canal aumenta.

Ahora, cumplimos con una prome-
sa que les hicibramos la semana pasa-
da. Informarles acerca de la excur-
si6n que planeaba hacer a la cumbre
del VolcAn Bar6 Jurgen Mossack, del
Servicio de Guias de la Zona del
Canal. (Pareciera como que hoy la
COCTELEHA se dedicarA a ellos inica-
mente). Pero, sigan leyendo que ten-
dremos otras ccsas pa.a ustedes. Pues
bien, Mossack si logr6 subir hasta
la cumbre del Bari, pero nos cont6
tantas cosas interesantes que eso lo
dejaremos para la semana entrante,
cuando la redacci6n del SPILLWAY
les preparara un articulo sobre esa

Nuestro colega de la secci6n ingle-
sa, el autor de la column IT'S No
SECRET dice que en una de sus sali-
das a la campifia panamefia se en-
contr6 con un indio cuya "abuela"
le dijo que las lluvias comenzarin el
8 de abril, pues en esa fecha se cum-
plirAn las 3 semanas del dia en que
los Arboles de cocobolo florecieron
por primera vez.
a a a
Por si acaso algunos de nosotros no
lo sabiamos, aqui estA la descripci6n
de lo que es el cocobolo. "Nombre

vulgar de Dalbergia retusa, Arbol de
la familiar de las papilionaceas. Tiene
tronco grueso y derecho. Su madera,
dura y pesada, fue introducida al mer-
cado desde PanamA, pero actualmente
la explotaci6n principal estA concen-
trada en Costa Rica y Nicaragua. Se
usa en la manufacture de mangos
debido a su color rojo cscuro, con
manchas o estrias negras.
Nota: Esta lecci6n de botAnica no
la damos nosotros, sino la Enciclo-
pedia Quillet.

Pero, regresando al asunto del co-
mienzo de las lluvias, los del Ramo
de Meteorologia e Hidrografia dicen
que tendrA lugar en la filtima parte
del mes de abril. Pero nosotros con-
fiamos much en los pron6sticos de
los agricultores y, como queremos
darles todas las versions, nos acerca-
mos a uno de los empleados del Edi-
ficio de Administraci6n de Balboa
Heights que trabaja much en el cam-
po, para que nos diera su parecer. Es
Pascual MorAn, uno de los aseadores
de dia del edificio, quien nos contes-
t6 enseguida: "Despubs de la luna
Ilena tendremos agua en cantidades.
Por eso me voy de vacaciones el Jue-
ves Santo, 3 de abril, que sera el dia
siguiente a la luna llena. Tengo que
sembrar fiampi, uuca, flame y mu-
chas otras cosas mAs en mi finca de
Nuevo Emperador y quiero aprove-
char las primeras lluvias". Veremos
quien tiene la raz6n.
a 0 0
El Arquitecto Jorge E. Visquez G.,
de la Secci6n de Ingenieria Civil de
la Division de Ingenieria, se pas6
su mes de vacaciones en la residencia
que posee cerca de la Playa de San
Carlos y en la pintoresca poblaci6n
de Guarar6. El "Flaco" Vasquez, co-
mo le dicen sus amistades, descans6
much, pero no aument6 ni una onza.
"Yo aumento de peso", dice, "cuan-
do estoy trabajando aqui". Sus com-
pafieros dicen que ni se nota.

Antes de tenrinar, si por casuali-
dad ustedes Ilegan al Edificio de Ad-
ministraci6n, unos 15 minutes antes
de que comiencen las labores, y ven
un grupo de j6venes conversando
animadamente frente a la entrada
principal, no crean que se trata de
que estfn organizando una manifes-
taci6n o algo parecido. Son los ayu-
dantes estudiantiles que cambian imn-
presiones acerca de muchas cosas.

El pabell6n de visitantes en las Esclusas de Miraflores del mundo. El periodista Julio Ortega aparece en dicho
estA siempre concurrido por turistas que van a ver en pabell6n, el cuarto a la izquierda. Las esclusas pueden ser
operaci6n una de las obras de ingenieria mis asombrosas visitadas entire las 9 a.m. y 5 p.m. todos los dias.

Pagina 3



Abril 3, 1969


Los bombers estuvieron representados por el Deportivo
Rodrigo R. Rodriguez en la refiida Liga de Softball de
Trabajadores de la Zona del Canal, en la cual conquista-
ron el campeonato. Aparecen de izquierda a derecha,

Se Jubilan 30 Empleados ..

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
Vernon L. Clontz, Operario de Es-
clusas (Trabajador en Hierro-Sol-
dador), Divisi6n de Esclusas, sec-
tor Pacifico: 29 anios, 2 meses, 2
Maria M. Dorsy, Planchadora de
Ropa Lisa, Divisi6n de Abastos,
sector Pacifico, 16 afios, 4 meses,
24 dias.
Cyril B. Doyle, Oficinista, Divisi6n
de Servicios Administrativos, sector
Pacifico: 34 afios, 4 meses, 19 dias.
Horacio Duncan, Capataz Estibador
(Muelles), Divisi6n de Terminales,
sector AtlAntico: 13 afios.
Caieto C. Hawkins, Pasabarcos,
Division de Navegaci6n, sector
AtlAntico: 33 afios, 6 meses, 3 dias.
Gardner Hayes, Operario de Loco-
motora de Remolque (Esclusas),
Division de Esclusas, sector AtlAn-
tico: 34 afios, 7 meses, 15 dias.
Vincent J. Huber, Encargado de Mo-
vimiento de Mercancia Seca, Divi-
si6n de Abastos, sector Pacifico:
27 afios, 7 meses, 21 dias.
Thomas F. Hunt, Despachador de
Combustibles Liquidos, Divisi6n de
Terminales, sector Pacifico: 27
afios, 15 dias.
Raymond J. Kielhofer, Subjefe Ope-
rario de Caseta de Control, Divi-
si6n de Esclusas, sector Pacifico;
29 afios, 23 dias.
Lionel A. King, Oficinista, Divisi6n
de Navegaci6n, sector Pacifico: 50
aics, 8 meses, 22 dias.
Theodore A. Lyder, Capataz Carni-
cero, Divisi6n de Abastos, sector
Pacifico: 39 afios, 6 meses.
Jose Murillo, Electricista (Guardali-
neas), Divisi6n de Electricidad sec-
tor Pacifico: 25 afios, 2 meses, 23
Hilton S. Nurse, Capataz Marinero,
Division de Dragas, sector Pacifico:
31 afios, 9 meses, 15 dias.
Alfred E. Osborne, Ayudante del Su-
perintendente y Director de las
Escuelas Latinoamcricanas, Divi-
si6n de Escuelas, sector Pacifico:
39 afios, 8 meses, 11 dias.
Clinton L. Parris, Ayudante, Activi-
dades Recreativas, Divisi6n de Es-
cuelas, sector Atlantico: 30 afios,
2 meses, 8 dias.
Hilda B. Reid, Oficinista de Almacn,
Division de Abastos, sector AtlAn-
tico: 27 afios, 2 meses, 23 dias.
Horace M. Roberts, Encargado de
Ventanilla (Caja), Divisi6n de

Periodista . .
(Viene de la pdgina 3)
agradecer sus atenciones y estimular
a esos hombres y mujeres, paname-
fios y norteamericanos que por mas
de 50 afios han trabajado con tes6n
para servir al mundo.
Para cumplir con ese compromise
moral, hemos narrado nuestras expe-
riencias vividas de esa gira para
rendir homenaje a Ics que forman la
cadena humana que mantiene ope-
rando el Canal de Panami.

arrodillados: John West, Luciano Laguna, Wayne John-
son, Alvin Gibbs, George Hinds y William Jules. Parados
estAn Allison Gellate, Eddie Ellcock, el director Alfred
Bowen, Albert Savory, Cutty Wilson y Cardy Blades.

Circulo Siete

Tiene Revista

El Domingo 6

El Club "Circulo Siet d' Rain-
bow City ha completado p'an s para
su "Revista de Pascua Florida" cl
domingo de pascua desde las 6 p.m.
y continuando hasta las 2 a.m. con
la musica del Combo Los Groovers.
El Club de Extran'eros de Col'n
sera el lugar de este event s.:ial, en
el tual habrn un espectaiculo de va-
r.cdades a la- 8 de la noche, seguido
por corteles y refrigcrios a las 9, con
muchas otras sorprcsas y premios.
El maestro de ceremonies seri
George (Bar6n) Bryan.

Hable con Claridad y
Sostenga la bocina frente a los

Abastos, sector AtlAntico: 41 afios,
1 mes, 22 dias.
Porfirio SAnchez, Obrero (Manteni-
miento de Vias Fdrreas-Linea
Principal), Divisi6n de Ferrocarril,
sector Pacifico: 28 aios, 5 meses,
23 dias.
Evagnie P. Shirokov, Medico (Ciru-
gia General), Jefe de la Clinica de
Cirugia, Hospital Gorgas, sector
Pacifico: 22 ainos, 9 meses.
Vincent W. Watson, Marinero, Divi-
si6n de Navegaci6n, sector Atlan-
tico: 33 aiics, 1 mes, 1 dia.
Cecil C. Williams, Ayudante Opera-
rio de Esclusas, Divisi6n de Esclu-
sas sector Pacifico: 30 afios, 2
meses, 19 dias.
Ronald D. Williams, Despachador de
Lanchas, Divisi6n de Navegaci6n,
sector Atlantico: 37 afios, 5 meses,
20 dias.
Nathaniel V. Wilson, Pintor, Divisi6n
de Esclusas, sector Atlantico: 29
afios, 9 meses, 22 dias.
James C. Wood, Arqueador, Divisi6n
de Navegaci6n, sector Pacifico: 34
afios, 7 meses.
Gilbert Sanzari, Especialista en Car-
ga Maritima, de la Oficina del
Canal de PanamA en Nueva Or-
leans,tambien fue uno de los que
se jubilaron. Pertenecia a la Divi-
si6n de Transporte Maritimo.

Pasa Barco .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
dirigido mediante un contrato entire
la fundaci6n y la Instituci6n de
Oceanografia Scripps con la coopera-
ci6n de cuatro otras instituciones.
El Glomar Challenger es un navio
especialnente diseniado propiedad de
la Global Marine Inc., de Los Ange-
les que ejecuta los trabajos de per-
foraci6n segiin un subcontrato con
Scripps. La compaiia es representada
en el Canal per Ferie & Co.


McDonald Brathwaite, Operario de
Equipo de Contaduria a Oficinista
Encargado de Cuentas Corrientes.
Jo Anne Mathis, Escrutadora de Com-
probantes a Escrutadora de Recla-
mos Generales.
Wilfred W. Jones, Oficinista Encar-
gado de Cuentas Corrientes a T-c-
nico de Contabilidad.
Division de Navegaci6n
Zella L. Wertz, Anotadora Esten6-
grafa a Ayudante Administrativa.
Don R. Fletcher, Ayudante Controla-
dor de TrAfico Maritimo a Contro-
lador de TrAfioo Maritimo.
Carlos L. Miller, Principiante Pasa-
barcos a Pasabarcos.
Augusto GonzAlez, Pasabarcos a Con-
tramaestre de Pasabarcos.
Alfred L. Goddard, Pasabarcos a Ma-
Division Industrial
Jos6 R. SuArez, Ayudante Aparejador
a Aparejador (Mantenimiento).
Leroy G. Barkley, Obrero a Ayudante
Constructor de Buques.
Jerry O. Green, Principiante Pintor
(Mantenimiento), 3a Clase, a Pin-
tor de Mantenimiento.
Maritza E. De Icaza, Oficinista Meca-
n6grafa, Divisi6n de Medicina Pre-
ventiva a Oficinista Mecan6grafa.
Division de Esclusas
Edward A. Cole, Operario de Loco-
motora de Remolque (Limitado) a
Operario de Locomotora de Re-
molque (Esclusas).
Larry R. Rogers, Eugene E. Nott,
Raymond L. Schwinn, Mecanico
Tornero a Operario de Esolusas
(Mecanico Tornero).
Dana M. Thompson, Alton C. Sprin-
ger, Operario de Esclusas (Electri-
cista) a Capataz Operario de Es-
clusas (Electricista).
Rudy M. Wieland, Murry C. Walker,
Capataz Operario de Esclusas a
Operario de Caseta de Control.
Lloyd A. Kentish, Walter H. Milling-
ton, Nicomedes Murillo, Pasacables
a Ayudante Operario de Esclusas.
Charles R. Progler, Operario de Case-
ta de Control a Subjefe Operario
de Caseta de Control.
Hubert B. Webster, Electricista a
Operario de Esclusas (Electricista).
Lloyd M. Smith, Subjefe Operario de
Caseta de Control a Capataz Ge-
neral Operario de Caseta de Con-
Raymond L. Rowley, Primer Capataz
Uperaciones de las hsclusas) a
Subjefe Operario de Caseta de
Eduardo E. Robinson, Operario de
Locomotora de Remolque (Esclu-
sas-Limitado) a Operario de Lo-
comotora de Remolque (Esclusas).

Division de Terminales
Rudolph Forbes, Marcos E. Beverly,
Verificador a Verificador de Carga.
Carmen F. Ender, Ayudante, Tarifas
de Flete (Mecanografia), a Encar-
gada de Ventanilla (Caja).
Lionel O. Whittaker, Oficinista Meca-
n6grafo a Ayudante Oficinista (Me-
Joan M. Collins, Verificador de Carga
a Oficinista Encargado de Cuentas
Olin U. Scott, Verificador a Guardia.
Roberto Squires, Marcador de Carga
a Verificador.
Francisco Ortiz, Estibador a Capataz
Estibador (Muelles).
Division de Transportes
Jose D. de Obaldia, Operario de Lo-
ccmotora de Remolque (Esclusas),
Division de Esclusas, a MecAnico
de Equipo Pesado.
Rall H. Pinedo, Conductor de Ca-
mi6n a Conductor de Cami6n Pe-
William A. Ellington, Oficinista, Ope-
raciones de Flete a Subjefe Verifi-
Dorcey E. Rowell, Vagonero (Made-
ra y Acero) a Inspector de Vago-
neros (Madera y Acero).
(Continuard en el pr6ximo nimero)

Entregaron Premios...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
cada uno $15 como Premio de
En el sector Pacifico, Alfonso
Beckford de la Divisi6n de Servicios
Administrativos, recibi6 un' Premio
de Estimulo por $40 por su sugeren-
-ia de construir tres cubetas de revelar
para ayudar en el procesamiento mrs
rApido de ampliaci6n en la Secci6n
GrAfica, representando un ahorro
annual estimado en $600.
Un Premio de Estimulo por $35
fue para Robert W. Harrington del
Hospital Gorgas, por su gerencia
de meiorar los anaqueles en la farma-
cia del Hospital Gorgas.
Carlos Austin (antiguamente con
la Contaduria), Thomas B. Addles-
berger (Esclusas), Gerardo Cosca (In-
dustrial) y Uther V. Joseph (Man-
tenimiento), recibieron cada uno
cheques de $25 como Premios de
Cheques de $15 cada uno fueron
para Robert H. Miller (Servicios
Comunales, jubilado), Roy Sharp
(Servicios Comunales), Rafael V.
Barnett (Navegaci6n), Stanley E. Hall
(Ccntaduria), Cleveland A. Johnson
(Servicios Comunales) y Roberto W.
Summers (Navegaci6n).

rV )

"Pero yo Ilevo puesto *I coco -
Im* sujeta *I poinadol"

La novena B. F. Goodrich, que represent a la Direc-
ci6n de Abastos y Servicios Comunales, fue el sub-
campe6n de la Liga de Softball de Trabajadores de la
Zona del Canal, que celebr6 sus partidos en el cuadro
de Paraiso. Aparecen arrodillados, de izquierda a dere-
cha; el piloto Rudolph Jemmott, Gilberto Matos, Javan
E. Smith, Alfred Shoy, Lloyd Allen, Alfred Evans y el

mascota Hector Long. Parados: Luis Mastellari; Fran-
cisco Bravo, Pallue Jarvis, Ernest Rogers, Victor E. Hinds,
Oscar Butler, Alberto Long, Luis Morales, Mike Klipper
y Allan B. Quarles. Al centro estA la madrina del equipo,
la jovencita Tenaura Ortega. No aparecen los jugadores
Juan Gilbert, Eugene Dudley y Carlos Caddie. El juego
decisive lo perdieron por 16 a 6 ante el campe6n.

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