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.


Subjects / Keywords:
Periodicals -- Canal Zone ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama) ( lcsh )
federal government publication ( marcgt )
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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."
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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Full Text

Gift of the Panam a Cana; Museum


Vol. VIII, No. 11 More Than 50 Years of Service to World Commerce Friday, August 29, 1969

Mayor Presents Mola

I AmeMs

Eli4cer Alvarado S., Mayor of Panama City, at right, presents Canal Zone
Gov. W. P. Leber a memento of the observance of the 450th anniversary
of the founding of Panama City. The souvenir is a framed mola with the
coat of arms of Panama City above the mola and the name and title of
Governor Leber below it. The presentation was made at the Governor's
office at Balboa Heights.

Horse Blinders, Other

Items OFFered for Sale

Interested in obtaining a pair of
horse blinders, a wool poncho, a
hoop and loop board, an oscillo-
scope or a wine fountain? If so,
make a beeline to the Civil Affairs
Building Friday, September 12,
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Satur-
day, September 13, from 8 a.m. to
4 p.m. to look over these items and
a large assortment of other dam-
aged, unclaimed and undeliverable
articles found in the mails which
are being put on sale through bids
by the Postal Division. The display
will be in the rear of the building.
The assortment of 169 articles,
the greater part of which are dam-
aged to some extent, will be sold
on the basis of "as is-where is."
Terms are cash on acceptance of
Bids on the items will be by lot
number and submitted on a form
which may be obtained at the dis-
play or from the office of the D'rec-
tor of Posts, who will receive them
until 9 a.m., September 15.
The list of items issued by the
Director of Posts includes television
sets, sewing machines, tape rec-
orders, speakers, toasters, fishing
poles, golf clubs, clocks, slide pro-
jectors, and radios. Of special inter-
est for the housewife, there are
mixers, dishes, silver dishes and

1970 Telephone

Book Listings

Being Accepted
New listings for the Classified
Section of the Panama Canal Com-
pany 1970 Telephone Directory are
now being accepted and should be
submitted, in duplicate and type-
written, to the Telephone Directory
Clerk, Communications Branch,
Electrical Division. Drawer "C",
Balboa Heights, no later than Octo-
ber 1.
The change in submi;ttal date will
enable the printer to have the direc-
tory ready for publication on or
about January 2, 1970.
(Continued on p. 4)

coffee and tea sets, sheet and pillow
case sets, electric frying pans, hair
dryers, and many other items.
For the man of the house, there
are a number of wrist watches,
table saw and drill press and elec-
tric motors and air compressor. And
for the children, there are dolls,
model airplane, a boat model,
child's phonograph, etc.
Duty must be paid to the Repub-
lic of Panama by those who are not
entitled to free entry privilege, or
if the articles are intended for re-

Young SS

Tells Vivid
There were 96 children, 44 under
10 years of age, aboard the SS
Cristobal when she went aground
on the bank of the Mississippi as a
result of Hurricane Camille but
none was injured and their behavior
was described as "extraordinary,"
"excellent," and "incredibly good"
by passengers arriving at Tocumen,
from New Orleans.
Although the children were
frightened, they remained calm
even as the ship shifted its position
several times once grounded, caus-
ing water to flow back and forth
across the corridors which had been
covered with sheets, tablecloths,
towels, cardboard, and anything
available to help prevent passengers
from slipping. During the storm
and after, the children stayed close
to their parents and followed their
directions and those of the crew.
At least two families made sure
the family stayed together. As the
storm hit, they were seen with a
rope running through the life
jackets tying parents and children
together. In one funily, even the

Balboa Teen Club Dance
The Midnight Sun Combo will
play for the Action Set at the Bal-
boa Teen Club tonight from 7:30 to
11:30 p.m. Dress will be sportswear.

C.Z. Departure

Cards Needed

At Tocumen
Students spending the summer
in the Canal Zone and all other
Canal Zone residents, or those who
are the responsibility of the Canal
Zone, are reminded that they must
have departure cards before they
will be permitted to board a plane
at Tocumen Airport to leave the
Departure cards are issued by the
Customs Division officials at the
Customs office in the Terminal
Building, Balboa, at the Administra-
tion Building in Cristobal, and at
the Transportation Branch office at
Balboa Heights Railroad Station.
Dependents of military personnel-
also are advised to obtain their de-
parture cards from the appropriate
military authorities.
Failure to obtain departure cards
before arriving at Tocumen Airport
will result in flight delays and in-
convenience to the departing pas-

Last Week's Visitors

Miraflores Locks _.._.
Gatun Locks-------
Summit Gardens __--.
Points of Interest of
Panama City --- ._-
Las Cruces, 2 trips.---
Small launch, 2 trips__
Panama Canal Model_
Australis --------
Rossini -- - -
Oriana ____
Grand total.-_-

._ 2,626


S 320
__- 10,314

Cristobal P

Story of H
dog had been brought up from his
kennel and added to the group.
Gary Tochterman, 13-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. George Toch-
terman, of Corozal, found a dry
spot in the crowded lounge and
wrote a letter to a young friend in
Texas. Here is the letter, which
sums up well, a child's view of the
whole ordeal.
"Dear Bob, 1 am writing this as
Hurricane Camille is battering the
ship. We sailed as scheduled, but
anchored at the mouth of the Mis-
sissippi because Camille was in the
way. Well, it came and the eye has
passed about an hour or so ago.
We've run aground too. It's calming
down now. The wind is only going
60 or so. It's been up to over a 160
miles per hour. At one point when
the ship ran aground everyone ran
and got life jackets and boy is every-
body scared. I didn't think I'd be
scared too much but I was. And
I didn't panic. Even my dad was
"Yesterday while we were an-
chored, everyone was sort of excited
but now everybody wishes it were
over. Our room is on the lower deck
and the ship is listing so much that
it is onlv about 6 feet above the
water. I though it was quite an
adventure and it is but I wouldn't
do it again.

Safety Measure

Canal Pushes Railroad

Crossing Improvements

A continuing railroad crossing
improvement project has been
undertaken by the Panama Canal.
Safety improvements will be
made at 25 locations in the Canal
Zone along the path of the Panama
The near half-million-dollar pro-
ject will concentrate on improving
crossing protection. More than
$343,200 has been earmarked for
fiscal year 1970 which ends June 30,
1970, and nearly $114,400 for fiscal
year 1971.

Recognize Him?

A distinguished scientist taking a
respite from his laboratory of mice
and microbes or a Russian writer
who recently fled from the Iron
Curtain. The mustachioed and
goateed gentleman behind the pipe
is the Canal's L. A. Ferguson, Di-
rector of the Supply and Commu-
nity Service Bureau, who returned
recently from leave in United States,
but without the facial adornment.


"Some people are so scared they
are still wearing life jackets. You
should see the lounge. Tables and
chairs are overturned. Water that
has seeped in is on the rug. People
lying all over and everything they
have has been laid down, blankets,
and tablecloths, so people won't
slip. Our room has water in it too.
You should see when we tried to
(Continued on p. 4)

The SS Cristobal was scheduled
to leave at 1 p.m. today, a few hours
earlier than the regular departure
time of 7 p.m., and will arrive at
New Orleans September 2. The
vessel arrived at the Canal Zone
Monday morning after its south-
bound voyage was delayed by Hur-
ricane Camille which caused the
ship to be grounded for a short
The grounding of the ship re-
sulted in the cancellation of the
voyage originally scheduled to leave
New Orleans August 26 and Cris-
tobal August 31.
The ship's departure from New
(Continued on p. 4)

Gates will be installed at the
following six crossings:
Diablo Road, Corozo Street, Co-
rozal, and Pedro Miguel on the
Pacific side; and at Jadwin Avenue
and Keys Road on the Atlantic side.
Other locations from Balboa on
the Pacific side to Cristobal on the
Atlantic will be improved with
newer signs, signals, street mark-
ings, and various protective devices.
Among the projects already com-
pleted are the installation of auto-
matic gates on Spillway Road lead-
ing to Miraflores Locks, and the re-
duction of the speed of trains from
40 miles an hour to 25 from the
north side of Corozal crossing and
Ancon station. Also, the design, to
improve traffic signals at' Diablo
crossing has been completed and
the materials for their construction
have been ordered.
The improvement project was
begun when the Engineering and
Construction Bureau awarded a
contract for an extensive traffic
study throughout the area in June
1967. A "Traffic Planning Study for
Ancon, Balboa Heights, Balboa,
and La Boca" by Alan M. Voorhees
& Associates, Inc., transportation
and planning consultants, McLean,
Va., was completed in August 1968.
While additional studies were
being planned nine persons were
killed and 38 injured August 7,
1968, when a passenger train struck
a bus at the Old Diablo Crossing,
across from the Corozal Army
Immediately, Canal Zone Gov.
W. P. Leber ordered a coordinated
investigation by a special committee
consisting of the Chief, Safety
Branch, and three other executive
officers. The committee was asked
to submit a comprehensive report
and make recommendations.
The Engineering and Construc-
tion Bureau also contracted with
the Voorhees firm to conduct an
independent study. In April 1969,
the company submitted "A Study
of Highway-Rail Grade Crossings
in the Canal Zone of Panama."
In this report, the consultants said
"the presence of automatic protec-
tion at these crossings is much
better than the usual practice of
railroads in the United States as
well as the general guidelines set
up for warrants for automatic pro-
tection at crossings. Maintenance
by the Panama Railroad of these
devices as well as the track road-
beds at the crossings is excellent."
Some suggestions were made to
improve certain aspects of the cross-
ings, and these, coupled with rec-
ommendations by the special com-
mittee, were put into an extensive
report dated July 30, 1969.
Besides the recommendations
noted above, Canal Zone police will
conduct an extensive campaign to
emphasize enforcement of crossing
regulations. An important one pro-
vides that when crossing signals are
activated indicating approach of a
train, a motorist must come to a
complete stop within 50 feet but
not less than 15 feet from nearest
rail and shall not proceed until it
is safe to do so. Crossing signals
(Continued on p. 4)


August 29, 1969

Prompt Acting Teacher

'L, MM

Lyle Jenkins, assistant professor of biology at Canal Zone College, received
a special "Life Saving Award" for his prompt action in saving the eyesight
of a student when an acid explosion occurred in the chemistry laboratory
at the college. Jenkins washed the student's eyes in a special eye cleansing
fountain until medical assistance arrived. Jenkins, who also was presented
a check for $100, plus the award signed by Gov. W. P. Leber, has been
teaching at the college for 3 years. He has a bachelor of science degree
from Portland State College and a master of science degree from Oregon
State University. He taught at Portland State College before coming to
the Isthmus 8 years ago. Shown with Jenkins are F. A. Castles, at left,
Superintendent of Canal Zone Schools, and B. I. Everson, Civil Affairs
Bureau Director, who made the presentation to Jenkins.

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

1:00--SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Captain Kangaroo
l:55-Parade Of Sports
4:20-Ted Mack Amateur Hour
4:45-The Killy Style
5:10-American 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
9:10-Canal Zone Calendar
9:15-Boxing From The Olympic
10:30-Focus On Today
10:50-Saturday Night Movie:
"Mr. Moto Takes
A Vacation"

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-The Christophers
1:20-The Answer
1:50-"Birth of a Book"
2:00-Danny Kaye Show
2:50-Ted Mack Amateur Hour
3:45-Wonderfu World of Golf
4:45-The Mike Douglas Show
6:40-Jeff's Collie
7:05-The Lawrence Welk Show
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Perry Mason
9:00-Baseball Scoreboard
9:15-That's Life
10:05-The 20th Century
10:30-Focus On Today
10:50-This Is The Life
11:15-The Sacred Heart

4:15-Andy Griffith
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Movie of the Week)
"My Friend Flicka"
5:30-Untamed World
6:30-Success Story
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Andy's Love Concert
8:00-SCN News
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-The Tonite Show
10:15-To Be Announced
10:30-Focus On Today
10:50-Four Star Playhouse

4:15-Gale Storm Show
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"My Friend Flicka"
5:30-G.E. College Bowl
6:30-Bill Anderson Show
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Bell Telephone Hour
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Desiln Playhouse
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"One Touch of Venus"
10:25-Focus On Today
10:45-Gale Storm Show

4:15-Animal Secrets
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"My Friend Flicka"
5:30-The Reins of Command
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The Johnny Cash Show
8:00-SCN News

8:05-Twelve O'Clock High
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-SCN Special of the Week:
"The Ship That
Wouldn't Die-The
U.S.S. "Franklin" "
10:00-George Sanders Mystery
10:25-Focus On Today
10:45-Danny Thomas Show
4:15-Danny Thomas Show
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"My Friend Flicka"
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Generation Gap
7:30-The King Family
R:00-SCN News
9:00-Canal Zone Calnds-
9:05-"My Friend Flicka"
10:35-Focus On Today
10:55-The Unexpected
4:15-Jeff's Collie
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"My Friend Flicka"
6:30-Pentagon Forum
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Bob Cummings
7:30-Honey West
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Your All-American College
8:30-Wanted, Dead or Alive
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Innocents in Paris"
10:40-Focus On Today
11:00-Heart of the City




All the retail stores will be closed
Monday, September 1, for the
Labor Day holiday but the Diablo
and Margarita Superettes and the
Gatun convenience section will be
open regular hours.
The supermarket section of the
Coco Solo Retail Store will be open
normal hours Tuesday, Septem-
her 2, when it ordinarily would be
closed, so that food services will
not be discontinued more than 2
consecutive days.

Elks Lodge 1414 Plans

48th Anniversary Ball

The BPO Elks Lodge 1414 will
hold its 48th anniversary ball Satur-
day, September 6. The affair will
feature a steak dinner, cocktails,
and dancing to the music of Cris-
t6bal Mufioz.
Invited are Elks and their guests.
Dress is coat and tie.

S&CS Bureau

Wins Another

Safety Award

Lt. Gov. R. S. Hartline presented
an Award of Merit plaque to L. A.
Ferguson, director of the Supply
and Community Service Bureau, in
a recent ceremony presided over by
W. H. Smith, chief of the Safety
Branch, and witnessed by all heads
of divisions, branches, and units of
the bureau.
The Supply and Community Serv-
ice Bureau received the Award of
Merit, the National Safety Council's
second highest award, for working
the entire calendar year of 1968
with an improved frequency rate of
47 percent over the previous 3-year
average. Earlier this year, the bu-
reau was awarded the President-
Governor's Annual Safety Trophy.
Through July 15, 1969, the Sup-
ply and Community Service Bureau
had worked more than 4,000,000
man hours since its last recorded
disabling injury. This remarkable
accumulation of man hours is un-
precedented in the annals of bureau
safety achievement in the Canal or-
ganization. The Safety Branch has
petitioned the National Safety
Council for appropriate award con-
sideration based on this record
number of safe man hours. If ap-
proved, this award will be pre-
sented as additional recognition for
the Supply and Community Services

National Safety Council's second highest award, an award of Merit plaque
is presented to L. A. Ferguson, right, Supply and Community Service
Director, by Lt. Gov. R. S. Hartline.

Canal Zone Health Bureau offi-
cials fear there may be an increase
in the amount of glue sniffing among
juveniles on the Isthmus.
A form of drug abuse which be-
came acutely prevalent in the
United States a few years ago, glue
sniffing can lead to addiction,
chronic illness, or death among
There is evidence of a recent in-
crease in the sale of various types
of airplane glue in the Canal Zone.
Inhalation of the solvent fumes
of airplane glue will produce a form
of toxicity which is frequently ac-
companied by hallucinations which
can be similar to a "bad trip" with
other hallucinogenic drugs.
After a number of "drags," the
individuals (most frequently young-
sters between 10 and 18 years old)
experience a type of exhilaration
resembling euphoria which can pro-
gress to amnesia with purposeless
There may be blurring of vision,
ringing in the ears, slurred speech,
and a staggering gait. The initial
intoxication lasts approximately 30
to 45 minutes followed by drowsi-
ness, stupor, and sometimes by un-
consciousness. When the youngster
awakens or recovers, he might not
recall what happened during the
intoxicating period.
A person under the influence of
glue may be very glassy-eyed, with
his pupils at fixed focus so that
they have little or no reaction to
light. He will stagger. very much
like a drunk, and will have poor
balance. During the glue sniffing,
he will smell strongly of the glue.



Glue sniffing is addicting and a
heavy user actually will have with-
drawal symptoms when he is not
permitted to sniff glue.
The glue contains a chemical
known as Toluol or Toluene. It was
first obtained by the distillation of
pine resin and is present in crude
mineral oils. Presently, Toluene is
obtained primarily from tar oil. It
is a colorless reactive liquid with a
benzene-like odor and is used in-
dustrially in the manufacture of
many organic compounds.
As a glue it is used as a solvent
for polystyrene. It has a narcotic,
barbiturate-like depressive action
on the central nervous system and
has an irritant effect on mucous
membranes so that chronic users
will complain of problems of nose
and mouth related to this irritation.
It depresses the bone marrow and
may thereby cause aplastic anemia
(a severe, debilitating, frequently
deadly, disease) with repeated
Some persons under the influence
of glue commit acts of violence.
When they recover, they are totally
unaware of the act but mav have
produced serious injury and even
death of the person whom they
have attacked. It is not unusual for
an addict to become berserk when
glue is withheld from him.
Especially in young persons, drug
abuse frequently is initiated as a
form of experimentation. In the
case of glue sniffers, drug abuse
can lead to chronic illness, drug
addiction and to death. Never take
drugs except as prescribed by a
physician, Health officials urge.

At The Movies

Week Beginning Saturday, August 30, 1969
BALBOA (Air Conditioned) GATUN *
Sat., Sun., Mon., 2:30, 6:00, 8:50 p.m.- Sat.-Sunrise At Campobello (AYC)
Sweet Charity (AY-excellent, C-no.) Smn., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-2001: A Space
Tues., 7:30 p.m.-Midnight Raid (A) Odyssey (AY)
Wed., Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-The Legend Tues.-The Rise And Fall GC The Third
Of Lylah Clare (A) Reich (AY)
Fri., 6:15, 8:20 p.m.-Something Of Thurs.-A Funny Thing Happened On
Value (A) The Way To The Forum (A)
Fri.-Cat Ballou (AY)
Sat.-The Rise And Fall Of The Third Special M tinees
Reich (AY)ecial atnees
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-90 Inins.)
-Gay Purr-ee (AYC) (R11), AYC or as Listed ***
Sun.-Mon.-The Guns Of The Magnificent Saturdy, August 30, 1969
Seven (AY) Saturday, August 30, 1969
Monday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-98 mins.) BALBOA
-The Great Sioux Massacre (AYC) 1
Tues.-Fanny (AY) 10:00 a.m.
Wed.-Twist Of Sand (AY) John Paul Jones-Robert Stack: The ad-
Thurs.-Nevada Smith (A) venture that stands above all! (Color.)
Fri.-Where Angels Go-Trouble Follows T-133 mins.
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Curse Of DIABLO HEIGHTS
The Fly (AY) 2:00 p.m.

Sat.-War Of The Monsters (AYC)
Smo.-Support Your Local Sheriff (A)
Tues.-The Guns Of The Magnificent
Seven (AY)
Wed.-Fanny (AY)
Fri.-Twist Of Sand (AY)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-The Mask
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)
Sat., 7:00 p.m.-Sunm. 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-
They Came To Rob Las Vegas (A)
Monday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-90 mins.)
-Lion And The Horse (AYC)
Mon., 7:00 p.m.-Americanization Of
Emily (A)
Tues.-Wed.-Night Of The Following
Day (A)
Thurs.-Solomon And Sheba (AY)
Fri.-Legend Of Custer (AY)
Sat.-Charlie Bubbles (A)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-125 mins.)
-Up Periscope (AYC)
Sun.-Mon.-The Night They Raided
Minsky's (A)
Mon., 2:00 p.m. (T-112 mins.)-Africa,
Texas Style (AYC)
Tues.-C at Ballon (AY)
Wed.-A Funny Tling Happened On The
Way To The Forum (A)
Thurs.-The Devil's Brigade (A)
Fri.-War Of The Monsters (AY)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-The Bl.ack
Zoo (AY)

Scaramouche-Stewart Granger: Exciting
swordplay, romance, and comedy.
(Technicolor.) T-121 mins.
6:15 p.m.
Helicopter Spies-Robert Vaughn, David
McCallum: Those popular U.N.C.L.E.
agents are at it again. (SIT.) (Color.)
T--102 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Lt. Robin Crusoe-)ick Van Dyke: An-
other Disney delight! A castaway re-
covers on a deserted island. (Color.)
T-116 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Tarzan's Three Challenges-Jock Ma-
honev: A colorful Tarzan's adventure.
(SIT.) T-99 mins.
2:00 p.m.
W'ho's Minding The Store-It's Jerry
Lewis at his wackiest, making shambles
of a huge department store. (Color.)
T-96 mins.
OAII niglt shows begin at 7:00 p.m.
except as shown. Program subject to
changee without notice.
Y, young people 12 to 16; C, children
8 to 12.
T-Indicatcs Total Running Time.
l--Indicates Repeat.
SIT'-Indicates Spanish Titles.

Page 2

August 29, 1969



Bette Farrell Swearingen, the first person in the Canal Zone to receive
the "Quarter Century Victory Medal," awarded by the Joslin Diabetes
Foundation of Boston to persons who after 25 years of diabetes, enjoys
good health, proudly shows the certificate. Dr. Frank P. Smith, left,
Medical Officer (Internal Medicine) Gorgas Hospital, who recommended
her for the award, displays the medal. The presentation was by Health
Director Col. H. 11. Zipennan.

For Fight Against Diabetes

Bette Swearingen Wins

1st C.Z. Victory Medal

Mrs. Bette Farrell Swearingen of
Diablo is the first person in Canal
Zone history to receive the "Quarter
Century Victory Medal," awarded
by the Joslin Diabetes Foundation
of Boston to persons who, after 25
years of documented diabetes, have
no complications attributable to
that condition.
Health Director Col. H. H. Ziper-
man made the presentation in the
Office of the Director of Corgas
Hospital. Also present were Col.
Robert W. Screen, Director of Gor-
gas Hospital; Dr. Carlos M. De
Castro, Chief, Medical Services;
and Dr. Frank P. Smith, Medical
Officer (Internal Medicine), who
recommended Mrs. Swearingen for
the award.
A diabetic since her childhood,
Mrs. Swearingen is the wife of
Richard Swearingen, lead foreman
electrician in the Electrical Divi-
sion. She was born on the Isthmus
and both her parents and grand-
parents lived here and were well
known members of the Canal Zone
A Joslin-trained doctor at (orgas
Hospital discovered she had diabe-
tes when she was 12 years old.
From that moment, her mother,
Alberta Farrell, and her late father,
Frank Farrell, who was postmaster
at Cristobal, assumed the battle of
controlling the diabetes, a difficult
task, especially in children.
As a teenager, Bette Swearingen
led a more or less normal life and
many of her friends did not know
she was diabetic. The fact that she
liked fruit helped the natural yearn-
ing that most teenagers have for
sweets. She graduated from Balboa
High School in 1949 and attended
Canal Zone College. She was active
in all sports and still participates
with her family in golf, swimming,
volley ball, and other outdoor
Mrs. Swearingen maintains a busy
pace as she carries on the daily
chores of an average housewife and
almost endless demands of three
healthy growing boys: Paul, 13;
lee, 8; and Jody, 3. The devoted
cooperation of her husband and
sons have helped her to maintain
.a careful control of the diabetes.
She also credits her parents who
carried the burden for many years
of carefully handling her diet, in-
sulin and exercise, which is impera-

tive in controlling the disease.
Thanks to her family and medical
attention, Bette Swearingen enjoys
unusual good health after 26 vears
of diabetes.
After 15, 20, of more years of
diabetes, a person may develop
complications in the eyes, kidneys,
and extremities. There is evidence
to show, however, that such com-
plications may be postponed or
minimized by careful treatment and
control of the condition. The Quar-
ter Century Victory Medal, first
given in 1948 and to date is held
by only 128 persons, was created
to encourage all diabetics to main-
tain careful control of the disease.
The face of the bronze medal
shows three horses drawing a char-
iot, signifying that careful diet, in-
sulin, and exercise are important.
The reverse side says "Quarter
Century Award for Life andi Health
through Perseverance and Scientific

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The Balboa Service Center marked both the 450th
anniversary of Panama and the 55th anniversary of
the Canal Zone in its own special way. A buffet
lunch with a theme "Bohio La Luna" was served and
featured Panamanian specialities of sancocho, pata-
cones, and yuca frita. Under the bohio, from left to

Orchid Society

Launches Drive

For Membership
The active Canal Zone Orchid
Society has launched a membership
drive to take in new members from
the Canal Zone and the Republic
of Panama.
Prospective members may join
during the club's monthly meetings
held every third Monday at 7:30
p.m. at the Jewish Welfare Board
on La Boca Road, Balboa. The next
meeting will be September 15.
Among its present 35 members,
the society includes rank amateurs
to botanists from the Smithsonian
Tropical Research Institute. Mem-
bership is open to anyone interested
in growing or collecting orchids.
Activities during the dry season
include field trips to Cerro Azul,
northeast of Panama City; El Valle,
the land of the square trees and
golden frogs, and the cool highlands
of Boquete in Chiriqui Province. In
the spring, the society holds its
annual orchid show, and through-
out the year tours are conducted
to private orchid gardens.
Members of the Canal Zone Or-
chid Society have won prizes at
flower shows in the United States
and Colombia.
With a year-round growing sea-
son, several hundred varieties of
orchids grow in Panama.

Tryouts for the Canal Zone Col-
lege Variety Show "College Capers
'69" are being held today, Satur-
day, Monday, and Tuesday at the
college auditorium from 3 to 4:30
p.m. and from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Acts of all kinds are needed to
fill the prograln, which will include
song-and-dance routines, comedy,
skits, music, and novelties. Par-
ticipation is limited to persons en-
rolled at Canal Zone College.
The Variety Show will be pre-
sented Friday, September 5, and
Saturday, September 6. at the col-
lege auditorium starting at 8 p.m.
Persons interested in taking part in
this fun production are urged to
attend tryouts or contact Dave
Lommen or Carl Chapman at
2-2676, or Frank Bright at 2-2611,
prior to August 30.

David N. Goguen

David N. Goguen, Maine
Maritime Academy Junior,
Completes Training Cruise
David N. Coguen, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Albert E. Goguen, of Gatun,
is presently home on vacation from
Maine Maritime Academy at Cas-
tine, Maine.
Goguen recently completed his
sophomore training cruise to South
Africa, East Africa, and Madagas-
car. He reports back to the academy
as a 2d classman (junior) Septem-
ber 1.
Upon graduation, he receives a
bachelor of science degree in nau-
tical science, U.S. Coast Guard li-
cense as 3d mate and a reserve
commission as an ensign in the U.S.
Navv. Goguen is a graduate of Cris-
tobal High School, was a second
lieutenant in the ROTC and worked
as a lifeguard at the Gatun Pool.

right, are Lisabeth Anaya, supervisor; Ben Lucas,
chef; and Dolores Melo, hostess. Because of the tre-
mendous success of the Panamanian buffet, it will be
continued one Saturday each month from 11:30 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m. Also, scheduled for one Saturday each
month are a chuckwagon buffet and a Chinese buffet.

m --- -- ---



II ,. .. urs m n -
The kids were watching tele-
vision. It was one of those new cul-
ture for kiddies' shows which re-
placed the summer re-runs, so you
know they can't be all that bad.
Leonard Bernstein, the famous con-
ductor, came on stage and said:
"Good afternoon, boys, and girls.
Today, on "Young People's Con-
cert" we are going to play the Wil-

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liam Tell Overture. Most young
people associate this musical com-
position with the Lone Ranger. Ac-
tually, it is the overture to a serious
opera by Rossini dealing with a
famous Swiss hero. In fact, it is
said that you are really mature if
you can listen to the William Tell
Overture, without thinking about
the Lone Ranger. We are going to
play it now, so let us see how grown
up you are .. ." And with that, the
orchestra started playing and the
house swelled to the exciting and
vibrant strains of Rossini's master-
piece. But who should spoil it all
but dear old Dad, when he walked
into the room and, without a
glance at the kids, bellowed: "Hi-O
Silver .. I"

Paul Howard of the Locks Divi-
sion wins the "good guy" award for
this week for his rescue of a dis-
tressed damsel in Balboa the other
night. He came back with his tools
and got her car running again, then
rode off into the setting sun without
giving his name. But we identified
him from a baby photo we found
in our files.

To Frank Bright for his "no-ribbon"
ceremony on August 15.

Dave Lommen and his wife, Jan,
returned from a vacation in Europe
last week. Since Jan teaches at BHS,
her students should get some very
interesting travel tips this vear. As
for Dave's drama and speech stu-
dents at the Canal Zone College,
they'd better get ready for his
"back-to-school" outfit-it's straight
out of "The Student Prince."
Just in case she should get a copy
of this SPILLWAY at Rice University
in Texas, here is a note for Gail
Goodrich, who left the Isthmus last
week: "Dear Cail, We miss you
already. Signed. Your Fans."

Pat Edwards, a student assistant
in the Electrical Division, is not to
Sbe confused with Pat Edwards, a
Red Cross Volunteer in the Ob-Gyn
section at Gorgas Hospital. The
Gorgas Pat is the Electrical Pat's
mother. And all along we thought
she was her sister. You girls ought
to ask her what her secret is, the
Gorgas Pat, we mean.
Emily Price and Ginny Adams
are preparing the Library-Museum's
exhibits to be placed in the new
showcases at the Civil Affairs Build-
ing. With those two talented gals
working on the project, it should
turn out to be a real whingdingy.
(That's in Webster's 2d Collegiate
Dictionary, in case you're wonder-
Maj. Marty Millar of the Cut-
Widening Project is getting to be
quite a tennis player. He is on the
courts at Quarry Heights, day and
night. And you know he's good
because they don't have lights up
there. Rumor has it that his motto
is-"Today, Gaillard Cut; Tomor-
row, Wilmbledon."

Old Confusion Saying: Accord-
ing to Confusion (and the Surgeon
General), "The Family That Smokes
Together, Chokes Together!"


August 29, 1969

Panama Canal

News Briefs

Balboa tugboats have a new
home. Just completed is a new
182-foot floating dock alongside
Dock 12 in Balboa Harbor. The
dock was built by Foster-Oman
Construction Co. and is designed
to rise and fall with the tide. It
offers a substantial landing platform
with water, electricity, and tele-
phone services for tugboats. Cen-
trally located in the harbor, tugs
can be dispatched to any dock or
pier or to the approach channel in
minutes. Two tugs can lay along-
side the new dock, with others
nested outboard, if required.

Approximately 90 newcomers to
the Health Bureau were to receive
an orientation and briefing on the
Canal by the Lieutenant Governor
this week followed by a partial
transit of the Canal.

Plans are being made for the start
of the 1970 Combined Federal
Campaign for which the Canal
Zone Area has an overall goal of
$271,000. A staff is being organized
to operate the central accounting
unit and preparatory work has
begun on campaign literature, post-
ers and brochures. The campaign
will run this year from Septem-
ber 29 through October 31. Pro-
ceeds will benefit 25 participating
agencies, including 21 United
Fund agencies and 4 International
Service Agencies.

Cristobal Sailing
(Continued from p. 1)
Orleans September 6 will put the
vessel back on schedule.
Toiio Riba and his conjunto, a
popular young Panamanian group
of talented musicians, will provide
the musical entertainment for Canal
Zone students returning to school
in the United States aboard the
Cristobal on today's voyage.
Riba, who is an accomplished
organist and well known to Isth-
mian audiences, will go on to school
in the States. The other three mem-
bers of the conjunto-Julio Sosa,
also an organist; Jos6 Orlando Cal-
vo and Rodrigo Arosemena, will
play for the Cristobal passengers on
the southbound voyage departing
New Orleans September 6.
Shipboard activities to chase away
the going-back-to-school blues, such
as games, dances, movies, and bingo
with prizes by the Water Transpor-
tation Division, have been planned
for the students.

Telephone Book
(Continued from p. 1)
Company names also will be
accepted for listing in alphabetical
order, in the white pages of the
Non-subscriber listings will be
charged for at the regular tariff
Any inquiries regarding listings
should be made to the Telephone
Directory Clerk, telephone 2-2345,
or Room 345, Administration Build-
ing, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

Railroad Crossing
(Continued from p. 1)
include flashing red lights and wig-
wag signals.
In approving the recommenda-
tions, Governor Leber said the im-
provements would be done "on an
expedited basis."

Greater shopping comfort and
convenience is being provided for
customers in the Balboa Retail
Store. In addition to the installa-
tion of air conditioning, lowered
ceilings, and fluorescent lighting on
both floors, the front show windows
are being converted into additional
selling space. Plans also are being
completed to extend the second
floor area to accommodate the
Menswear Annex, except toys and
sporting goods.

Native produce is now available
in greater variety at the "Kiosco
Tipico" which was inaugurated
during the summer at the Balboa
Supermarket with attendants in
native dress and typical Panama-
nian background music. Some of
the native vegetables and fruits
now available are yuca, fame, otoe,
nance, mamey, mamones, guayaba,
pipas, and others.

Customers are urged to see to it
that they receive sales receipts to
protect themselves from being over-
charged when shopping in retail
stores or service centers. To min-
imize chances of error, clerks are
required to rings all sales and place
the sales receipts in the customer's
packages, staple them to the pack-
ages or hand the customer the re-
ceipts. When sales receipts are not
offered, customers should ask for

Effective August 22, Lt. Col.
John V. Parish, Jr., Executive Offi-
cer in the office of the Engi-
neering and Construction Director,
is authorized to enter into contracts
for the performance of design,
maintenance, and construction pro-
jects designated by the Engineer-
ing and Construction Director with-
out limitation to amount.

Three new school buildings were
completed in time for the opening
of school last week. An entirely
new elementary school was erected
at Fort Kobbe and additional class-
room buildings were added to the
Curundu Elementary and Junior
High School complexes. Three con-
tracts are underway for air condi-
tioning school facilities at Coco
Solo, Margarita, Diablo Heights,
and Los Rios. Work is progressing

Twelve bowling lanes at Balboa
and eight lanes at Margarita were
resurfaced recently in preparation
for the fall opening of league bowl-
Extensive rehabilitation work is
being accomplished on Prado type
quarters- in Balboa. E. M. Freund,
contractor, is presently working in
four quarters buildings, revamping
the kitchens and bathrooms, replac-
ing outmoded electrical, plumbing
and utility systems and constructing
maids room facilities. Twelve build-
ings are left to be completed under
two contracts now in progress.
Similar work is being done by
Dillon Construction Co. on six out
of a total program of 32 miscellane-
ous quarters, the majority of which
are on Amador Road, Plank and
Empire Streets in Balboa. Conver-
sion of Gorgas Hospital Building
236 into family quarters is progres-
sing well and is approximately 50
percent completed. The 39 two-
bedroom units are expected to be
completed early in January 1970.

Capt. Alvin L. Gallin, Marine Director and chairman,
Board of Local Inspectors, recently presented Canal
Zone Marine licenses as Third Assistant Engineer of
Motor Vessels 3,000 hp. in all Canal Zone waters to
Canute A. Cockburn and Richard J. Dillon, engineer

C.Z. College Club

Plans Year of

Many Activities
The Canal Zone College Club
will honor new and prospective
members at a coffee in the Roose-
velt Room of the Tivoli Guest
House, Saturday, September 13, at
9:30 a.m.
This meeting will begin a year
of varied activities for the club
under the direction of Mrs. Elder-
mae A. Duff, the newly elected
president. She will be assisted dur-
ing the club year 1969-70 by Mrs.
Robert L. Snyder, first vice pres-
ident; Mrs. William E. Kirkland,
second vice president; Mrs. Gary
Lee Collins, recording secretary:
Mrs. Edward W. Hatchett, corres-
ponding secretary; and Mrs. Nor-
man Altenberg, treasurer.
The club presents a series of
activities each month and study
groups meet regularly throughout
the year. The aims of the Canal
Zone College Club are to stimulate
the interest of members in study
and to encourage young women
toward college education. A scholar-
ship is awarded annually to a girl
graduate of Balboa High School or
the Canal Zone College who has
attended Balboa High School dur-
ing her junior and senior years.
Membership is open to women who
have accumulated one full year of
college credit at one or more
accredited institutions.
Mrs. Carl J. Browne is chairman
of the committee arranging the
coffee and music will be provided
by pianist Henry Rose, Jr. A recent
graduate of Canal Zone College,
Rose has studied piano for the past
7 years at the Jaime Ingram Con-
servatory in Panama.
Reservations for the coffee will
be accepted until Thursday, Sep-
tember 11, by Mrs. Brown, 2-3072,
Mrs. John Hannaman, 27-3-4104,
and Mrs. Julian Hearne, 6-423.

The well adjusted adult can play
golf as if it were only a game.
Ditto Monopoly and other similar

trainees in the Navigation Division, who completed
1 year of a 4-year training program. From left: Capt.
E. B. Rainier, chief of the Navigation Division, and
A. A. Rankin, port engineer, Cockburn, Dillon and
Captain Gallin.

Cristobal Storm Story

(Continued from p. 1)
have dinner. We were just ordering
when we must have run aground
and everything fell on the floor
and even people fell out of the
chairs. All the food in the galley
ended up on the floor.
"Don't ever get in a hurricane.
I'm not exaggerating either. It is
worse than I can describe. Don't
know when you will get this but
I just wrote it for the heck of it,
and you don't always get a letter
written from a ship aground during
a hurricane. P.S. This is the biggest
hurricane in this region since 1915.
What a time to experience a hurri-
cane ON A SHIP. Your friend,
When the storm was over and the
danger was past, passengers re-
trieved suitcases which floated
about in 3 inches of water in many
staterooms and began attempting
to dry out their clothes. Water had
blown in around the portholes and
a water main had burst, soaking
clothes, bed linens, and even the



Substitute teachers of the ele-
mentary and secondary schools of
the Canal Zone Schools Division
will receive an increase in pay, Sep-
tember 7, from $4.46 to $4.67 per
period (a full day consists of six
This follows a recent increase
from $4.17 to $4.46 a period. These
increases are related to the increases
recently granted to similar em-
ployees in the District of Columbia.
The Schools Division currently
needs substitute teachers on both
sides of the Isthmus.
Interested applicants may apply
at the Panama Canal personnel offi-
ces located in Building 366 in
Ancon or Building 1105 in Cris-
For information call Mrs. Frances
Sampsell, Elementary Schools, or
James Cook, Secondary Schools,
Balboa 2442, 3311, or the Personnel
offices, Balboa 4131, 4132 or Cris-
tobal 1288.

"The Cristobal took onthe ap-
pearance of a shanty town with
clothes draped from the railings
around the swimming pool, in-
cluding at least two girdles," one
passenger said. Another added,
"Though everyone was relieved to
he safe, we all were dirty, hot,
sticky, and miserable and longed
most of all for a laundromat."
But as the clean-up began, with
passengers pitching in to help the
crew, a sense of humor returned
and a new drink called "Cristobal-
on-the-Rocks" was suggested to be
served in the bar where the floor
was littered with a mass of bottles
and glasses thrown from their
shelves at the height of the stonn.
Spaghetti and meatballs was
served the night of the hurricane
and the dining room took on the
appearance of a scene from a slap-
stick movie with spaghetti festooned
from overturned chairs and tables.
One man looking at the silver,
china, and spaghetti which covered
the floor, remarked, "It was really
a spaghetti night."
Although the galley was a shamb-
les, stewards, and waiters managed,
late in the night, to make and serve
mountains of sandwiches to the
passengers, who as they relaxed,
suddenly discovered that they were
very hungry.


The USO-JWB Armed Forces
Service Center is accepting registra-
tion for beginner and intermediate
Spanish classes and for cooking
classes. The beginners course in
Spanish will start Monday, Septem-
ber 1, and will be conducted Mon-
days and Wednesdays from 9:30
to 11 a.m. The intermediate Spanish
class will meet Tuesdays and Thurs-
days from 9:30 to 11 a.m.
The cooking class will begin Tues-
day, September 2, and will be held
every Tuesday from 9 to 12 noon.
It will be a 4-week course instructed
by Mrs. Ursula Knaeufel. The
course will consist of cooking for
all occasions and will include in-
struction in the making of a basic

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Marine Licenses Presented

0/9-/-1 7- (pi7)


Vol. VIII, No. 11 Mds de 50 Afios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial Viernes 29 de Agosto de 1969

Inician Mejoras en los

Cruces del Ferrocarril

El Canal de Panama ha empren-
dido un proyecto de continues me-
joras de cruces de ferrocarril.
Mejoras de seguridad seran he-
chas en 25 lugares en la Zona del
Canal a lo largo de la linea del
Ferrocarril de Panama.
El proyecto de casi medio mill6n
de d6lares se concentrara en mejo-
rar la protecci6n en los cruces. Mas
de $343.200 han sido asignados
para el aiio fiscal de 1970 que fina-
lizarA el 30 de junio de 1970, y
casi $114.400 para el afio fiscal de
Se instalarAn barreras en los si-
guientes seis cruces:
Diablo Road, Calle Corozo, Co-
rozal y Pedro Miguel en el sector
Pacifico; y en la Avenida Jadwin
y Keys Road en el sector Atlantico.
Otros lugares desde Balboa en el
sector Pacifico hasta Crist6bal en
el Atlantico, seran mejorados con
letreros, sefiales y marcas de calls
mas nuevos, ademis de various dis-
positivos protectores.
Entre los proyectos terminados ya
estan la instalaci6n de barreras
automaticas en Spillway Road que
va hacia las Esclusas de Miraflores,
y la reducci6n de la velocidad de
los trenes de 40 millas por hora a
25 desde el lado norte del cruce de
Corozal y la estaci6n de Anc6n.
Tambi6n ha sido completado el di-
sefio para mejorar las sefiales de
transito en el cruce de Diablo y
los materials para su construcci6n
han sido ordenados.

El proyecto de mejoras fue ini-
ciado cuando la Direcci6n de Inge-
nieria y Construcci6n adjudic6 un
contrato para un studio extensive
del transito a travis del Area en
junio de 1967. Un "Estudio de
Planificaci6n de Transito para An-
c6n, Balboa Heights, Balboa y La
Boca" por Alan M. Voorhees &
Associates, Inc., consultores de
transport y planificaci6n en Mc-
Lean, Virginia, fue tenninado en
agosto de 1968.
Mientras se planeaban studios
adicionales, nueve personas resul-
taron muertas y 38 lesionadas el 7
de agosto de 1968, cuando un tren
de pasajeros embisti6 a un autobl6s
en el viejo Cruce de Diablo, frente
a la reserve del Ejercito en Corozal.
Inmediatamente el Gobernador
de la Zona del Canal, W. P. Leber
orden6 una investigaci6n coordina-
da por un comity especial intcgrado
por el Jefe del Ramo de Seguridad,
y otros tres funcionarios ejecutivos.
Se solicit6 al comit6 presentar un
informed amplio y hacer reconen-
La Direcci6n de Ingenieria y
Construcci6n tambien contrat6 con
la firma Voorhees para que llevara
a cabo un studio independiente.
En abril de 1969 la compaaia en-
treg6 "Un Estudio sobre los Pasos
a Nivel de Ferrocarril y Carreteras
en la Zona del Canal de Panama".
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

El Centro de Bienestar Social de
Santa Cruz fue organizado y esta-
blecido gracias a los esfuerzos y la
cooperaci6n de la gente de Santa
Cruz, el Departamento de Servicio
Social de la Direcci6n de Personal,
y la Divisi6n de Escuelas.
El Centro de Bienestar Social ha
probado ser de gran valor para los
trabajadores sociales y la organiza-
dora de la comunidad ya que ayu-
da a las families de las comunida-
des latinoamericanas a mejorar su
nivel de vida, social, cultural v

La Sra. Thelma de Sterrett recibe de manos de Ellis Fawcett, Ayudante
del Superintendente a cargo de las Escuelas Latinoamericanas, un certifi-
cado por haber terminado un curso de reposteria en el Centro de Bienestar
Social de Santa Cruz. A la derecha estA la Srta. Clara O. Wattley,
Organizadora de la Comunidad.

El Gerente de la Zona Libre de Col6n, Enrique Townsend, habla a los
alumnos de los afios superiores de la Secci6n de Comercio de la Escuela
Secundaria de Rainbow City sobre la importancia, operaciones y proyec-
ciones de esa Zona Libre que constitute, hoy por hoy, el centro commercial
mis grande de la Rep6blica de Panama.

Gerente de la Zona Libre

Dict6 Charla
Una conferencia por Enrique
Townsend, Gerente de la Zona Li-
bre de Col6n, fue el punto mas in-
teresante de las actividades de la
Semana de la Educaci6n Comer-
cial, que se conmemor6 en la Es-
cuela Secundaria de Rainbow City
del 11 al 15 de agosto.
Las actividades de dicha semana,

en R. City
en ese prestigioso plantel educativo
del Atlantico, fueron organizadas
por la Profesora Dorothy Piper
quien en todo moment cont6 con
el entusiasta apoyo del director,
Profesor Alfredo Cragwell y de todo
el claustro de profesores de la
Townsend dict6 su conferencia el
lunes 11 en horas de la tarde y
habl6 a los estudiantes sobre el fun-
cionamiento y las proyecciones de
la Zona Libre de Col6n, que hoy
por hoy constitute el primer centro
commercial de la Repulblica de Pana-
mA. La exposici6n de Townsend fue
brillantisima y revel6 la seguridad
con que dirige la Zona Libre de
Col6n, ganandose la atenci6n y los
aplausos de los estudiantes.
Ese dia lunes, los estudiantes gra-
duandos de la Secci6n de Comercio
trabajaron como profesores en los
diferentes periods de clase.
El martes en la maflana los alum-
nos efectuaron una visit a la Zona
Libre de Col6n y por la tarde tuvo
lugar un concurso de Taquigrafia,
en el que los ganadores fueron M6-
lida Reefer, del 109 grado; Diana
Collins y Patricia Roberts, del 119;
y Rosendo Mamiel, del 129. Hubo
tambien un concurso de mecano-
grafia que fue ganado por Rogelio
Innis, del 129 grado.
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

El Centro de Bienestar Social es
administrado por la Junta Directi-
va y supervisado por el Departa-
mento de Servicio Social. La Junta
Directiva del Centro de Bienestar
Social de Santa Cruz celebr6 su
segundo aniversario con una exhi-
bici6n el domingo 17 de agosto y
con una ceremonia de graduaci6n
que tuvo lugar en el Teatro de
Santa Cruz el jueves 21 de agosto.
En la exhibici6n se modelaron
vestidos confeccionados por miem-
bros de la clase de modisteria bajo
la supervision de la Sra. Hermey
Smith; dulces, cocteles v sabrosi-
simos plates de aves y pescado
fueron preparados por miembros de
la clase de cocina que dirige la Sra.
Hubena Blue; tambien se modela-
ron peinados creados por las estu-
diantes de las Sras. Boyce y Smith.
La pelicula Wonderful World, Pan-
ama, fue tambi6n exhibida.
Durante este aio y a traves de
los esfuerzos conjuntos de la Junta
Directiva, el instructor y estudian-
tes de la clase de carpinteria del
Centro, los instructors de carpinte-
ria de la escuela secundaria de Pa-
raiso y la Divisi6n de Escuelas, se
instalaron dos oficinas, una para la
director de programs y otra para
los trabajadores sociales del depar-
tamento de Servicio Social.
Ochenta y nueve participants
recibieron certificados por haber
completado cursos de modisteria,
belleza, cocina, reposteria y sas-
El program fue dirigido por
Henry L. Rose, periodista y em-
pleado del Canal de Panama, y los
certificados fueron entregados por
Ellis Fawcett, Vice Superintenden-
te de las Escuelas Latinoamerica-
nas. La charla principal fue ofreci-
da por Audley Webster, director
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

Fue un Exito

Concurso del

22 en Paraiso
Un concurso intercolegial de de-
clamaci6n, que fue calificado como
"noche de fruici6n spirituall, tuvo
lugar el pasado viemcs 22 en el
Gimnasio de la Escuela Secundaria
de Paraiso.
Fue organizado por el Profesor
F6lix Figueroa, especialista de es-
pafiol en las Escuelas Latinoameri-
canas de la Zona del Canal. El con-
curso lleg6 a convertirse en una
realidad debido al calor que desde
un principio le brind6 el Superin-
tendente Auxiliar a cargo de las Es-
cuelas Latinoamericanas, Ellis Faw-
cett, y a que George V. Richards,
director de la Escuela Secundaria
de Paraiso; Alfredo Cragwell, di-
rector de la Secundaria de Rainbow
City; DuBois Andrews, director de
la Primaria de Rainbow City; Aud-
ley Webster, de las Primarias de
Paraiso y Pedro Miguel, y la Srta.
Ana Teresa Bennett, director de la
Primaria de Santa Cruz, le dieron
el mis cAlido respaldo desde un
El concurso despert6 el entusias-
mo de todos los profesores, muy en
especial el de los de espafiol, quie-
nes supieron despertarlo entire los
estudiantes, los que se dedicaron
de lleno a prepararse para el con-
curso. Catorce de ellos, tanto de
la primaria como de la secundaria,
(Continia en la pdgina 4)

En Correos


Cualquiera que est6 interesado
en obtener un par de anteojeras de
caballo, un poncho de lana, un osci-
loscopio o una fuente de vino, debe-
rA dirigirse al Edificio de Asuntos
Civiles el viernes 12 de septiembre,
de las 9 a.m. alas 5 p.m., para ins-
peccionar dichos articulos y muchos
otros que estan dafiados, que no
han sido reclamados o que no se
pueden entregar, que han sido en-
contrados en el correo y que serin
subastados por la Divisi6n de Co-
rreos. La exhibici6n se hara en la
parte de atris del edificio.
Todos los 169 articulos y gran
parte de los cuales estin dafiados
en cierto grado, seran vendidos
como estan, al contado, en el mo-
mento en que se acepte la oferta.
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

Recibe una Placa de Honor

A. y Servicios Comunales

El Vicegobernador R. S. Hartline
entreg6 la placa de Honor al MBrito
a L. A. Ferguson, director de Abas-
tos y Servicios Comunales, en re-
ciente ceremonia presidida por
W. H. Smith, jefe del Ramo de Se-
guridad, y a la que asistieron todos
los jefes de division, ramos y uni-
dades de la Direcci6n.
La Direcci6n de Abastos y Servi-
cios Comunales recibi6 a plalca de
Honor al Merito, el segundo premio
inas alto del Consejo Nacional de
Seguridad, por haber trabajado du-
rante todo el afio calendario de
1968 con una proporci6n mejorada
en los accidents causantes de inca-
pacidad, de un 47 por ciento sobre
el promedio de los 3 afios anterio-
res. A principios de este aino, esa
direoci6n recibi6 el Trofeo Anual

de Seguridad del Gobemador y
Hasta el 15 de julio de 1969, la
Direcci6n de Abastos y Servicios
Comunales habia trabajado mis de
4.000.000 de horas-hombre desde
que se registry la iltima lesi6n cau-
sante de incapacidad. Esta notable
acumulaci6n de horas-hombre no
tiene precedentes en los anales del
Canal de Panama, en cuanto a los
logros en seguridad de una direc-
ci6n. El Ramo de Seguridad ha so-
licitado al Consejo Nacional de Se-
guridad que otorgue un premio
apropiado en consideraci6n a este
numero record de horas-hombre se-
guras. Si la solicitud es aprobada,
el premio sera otorgado como un
reconocimiento adicional a la Di-
recci6n de Abastos y Servicos Co-

Centro de Santa Cruz

Celebr6 Graduaci6n

Esclusas de Miraflores 2,626
Esclusas de Gatiln---_ 509
Jardines de Summit___ 95
Puntos de Inter6s de
Panama ____... 7
Las Cruces, 2 viajes.__ 125
Lancha pequefia, 2 viajes 10
Maqueta del Canal de
Panamai.__________ 1,390
Cambodge ______ 372
Australis __ _. 2,300
Rossini. .. 320
Oriana. __-_____. 2,560
Gran total.---- 10,314




PAgina 2




1 0: 0-

Conozca el Mundo
Todo por la Patria
Mi Amigo ce Mago
Show del Mediodia
-eprise de la Novela de las 6
Los Invencibles
La Novicia Voladora
El Zorro
El Gran Chaparral
Ladr6n sin Destino
Premier e de GCla

I I :15 Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-El Teatro del Oeste
12:00-Buggs Bunny
1:00-Show de la Una
3:30-Dias de Nuestras Vidas
4:00-Latidos de Bourbon Street
5:00--El Hombre del Rifle
5:30-Abbott y Costello
7:30-Tres Patines
8:00-La Patrulla Juvenil
9:00-Viaie a lo Desconocido
10:30-77 Sunset Strip

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-El Teatro del Oeste
12:00-Buggs Bunny
1:00-Show de la Una
3:30-Dias de Nuestras Vidas
4:00-Latidos de Bourbon Street
5:00-El Hombre del Rifle
7:30-Tres Patines
10:30-77 Sunset Strip

I 1:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-E1 Teatro del Oeste
12:00-Loteria y Alegria
1:00--Show de la Una
3:30-E1 Teatro de Zane Grey
4:00-Latidos de Bourbon Street
5:00-El Hombre del Rifle
5:30-Reino Salvaje
7:3G-El Show de TV-2
8:30-Judd Abogado Defensor
9:30-Ballinger de Chicago
10:30-77 Sunset Strip

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-E1 Teatro del Oeste
12.00-Buggs Bunny
1:00-Show de la Una
3:30-Dias de Nuestras Vidas
4:00-Latidos de Bourbon Street
5:00-El Hombre del Rifle
8:00-Audacia es el Juego
9:30-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
10:30--77 Sunset Strip

1 1:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-E1 Teatro del Oeste
12 i-I.L, lbunny
1:00- Show de Ia Una
2 :(0-)ocomentales
3:30- Dias de Nuestras Vidas
4:00-Latidos de Bourbon Street
5:00-El flombre del Rifle
7:30-E1 Caf4 Squirt
9:00-Departanmento de Policia de
Nueva York
9:30-El Show de Jos6 Feliciano
10:30-77 Sunset Strip

10:00-Conozca el Mundo
11:00-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-El Pijaro Carpintero
12:00-Los Tres Chiflados
1:00-De Mujer a Mujer
2:00-Reprise de la Novela de las 7
4:00-Deportes en TV-2
6:00-Mis Adorables Sobrinos
7:00-Tierra de Gigantes
9:00-Viaie a las Estrellas
10:30-Cine Sabado






44 *

La Sra. Edith Blades, encargada de mostrador en el
Centro de Servicios de Diablo Heights, se distingue
por la manera agradable y complaciente con que atien-
de a todas las personas que Ilegan a ese lugar. Al verla,
nadie se imagine que es tres veces abuela. Tiene dos
hijas, ya casadas, Sra. Clementina Jansen de Grant y
Sra. Veronica Jansen de Ramsey. La primer es la que
le ha dado a la Sra. Blades sus tres nietos. Se Ilaman
Melchor, de 6 afios; Robertito, de 5; y Emilio, de 4.
Como toda abuela, cuando habla de los nietos se le
ilumina el rostro y empieza a comentar sus travesuras;
parece que el predilecto es Robertito, aunque ella dice
que quiere a los tres por igual. La Sra. Blades, reside
en el popular barrio de El Chorrillo en la ciudad de
Panami. El 25 de septiembre cumpliri 28 aiios de ser-
vicios con el Canal de PanamA. Dice que las finicas
condecoraciones que tiene son los emblemas de 10 y
20 afios de servicios. Muy orgullosa dice que este afio
obtuvo un certificado por Servicios Sobresalientes.
"Y vino acompaiiado por un cheque de $200", dice
sonriendo. Dice que los pasatiempos que mAs le gustan




Juegos Deportivos


El mar es mAs atractivo cuando
hay bafiistas.

Para apreciar la verdadera belle-
za de las chicas de hoy en dia pre-
cisa saber much de pintura.

V -

son la cocina y decoraci6n internal. Dice que su mayor
deseo es tener su casita propia y un bonito jardin alre-
dedor de ella para sembrar las flores que tanto le gus-
tan. Le preguntamos si le gusta su trabajo y contest
enseguida: "Claro que si, por eso Ilevo aqui tanto

Quieren Nuevos Miembros

Para la Sociedad Orquidea

La active Sociedad Orquidea de
la Zona del Canal ha iniciado una
campafia tendiente a conseguir nue-
vos miembros de la Zona del Canal
y de la Repilblica de PanamA.
Los miembros en perspective
pueden ingresar durante las reunio-
nes mensuales del club que se cele-
bran cada tercer lunes a las 7:30
p.m. en el Jewish Welfare Board
en la Calle de La Boca, en Balboa.
La pr6xima reunion serf el 15 de
Entre sus actuales 35 miembros,
la sociedad incluye a todo el mun-
do desde las filas de aficionados
hasta los botinicos del Instituto de
Investigaci6n Tropical Smithsonia-
no. La membrecia estA abierta a
todos los interesados en cultivar o
coleccionar orquideas.
Las actividades durante la esta-
ci6n seca incluyen excursions cam-
pestres a Cerro Azul, al noreste de
la ciudad de PanamA; El Valle, la
tierra de los Arboles cuadrados y
las ranas doradas, y las tierras altas
y frias de Boquete en la Provincia
de Chiriqui. En la primavera, la
sociedad celebra su espectAculo
annual de orquideas y durante todo

Pw&TwKL de Ewkto

Septiembre 10-Dia del Trabajo en la Zona del Canal. Dia feriado para
los empleados de la Zona del Canal.
Septiembre 7-Independencia del Brasil (1822). A orillas del Rio Ipiranga,
el regente Pedro declar6 la independencia de Portugal y el 12 de octu-
bre de ese afio era proclamado emperador.
Septiembre 15-Independencia de Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras,
Nicaragua y Costa Rica (1821).
Septiembre 18-20--Tiene lugar la Feria Regional de Bocas del Toro. Se
celebra en un pintoresco istmo de la Isla de Bocas del Toro, en las afue-
ras de la ciudad del mismo nombre, capital de la Provincia de Bocas
del Toro. Esta feria, a pesar de que a ella s6lo se puede concurrir por
mar o por aire, atrae gran cantidad dc visitantes por las bellezas natu-
rales que hay en la region.
Septiembre 29-Dia de San Miguel. El 29 de septiembre de 1513, desde
una montafia del Dari6n, descubri6 Vasco Ntifiez de Balboa el Oc6ano

el aiio se llevan a cabo excursions
a sardines privados que cultivan
Los miembros de la Sociedad Or-
quidea de la Zona del Canal han
ganado premios en especticulos flo-
rales en los Estados Unidos y en
Varios cientos de variedades de
orquideas se cultivan en Panama,
en done crecen durante todo el

"Meti tu record de seguridad en la
maquina. Su consejo es que hagas tu

Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pa-
naml. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya
fuere verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6-
nica o noticia aqui aparecida, sin
necesidad de solicitud expresa.
Cobernador de la Zona del Canal
Jefe de la Oficina de Informaci6n
La informaci6n que se deseare publi-
car en el SPILLWAY debe ser enviada
a la oficina del Jefe de Prensa. Dirigir
la correspondencia a PANAMA CANAL
SPILLWAY, Apartado M, Balboa, Zona
del Canal.
Distribuci6n gratuita a todos los
empleados del Canal de Panama.
Valor de la snbscripci6n para otros
(incluyendo cnvio por correo) $2.60 al
aio. Los cheques deben hacerse pa-
paderos al Panama Canal Company y
dirigidos a: SPILL.wAY Subscriptions,
Box M, Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

En Su Pantalla
Revenge Of Frankenstein (AYC) y 10:00 p.m.
Vieres 29- CERRADO The Big Mouth (AYC) Act One (AY)
Revenge Of Frankenstein (AYC) y Tarzan's Desert Mystery (AYC) y
Sibado 30-.. The Big Mouth (AYC) CERRADO Green Mansions (AYC)

Domingo 31 Shoes Of The Fisherman (AYC) The Naked Runner (A) Five Card Stud (A)
The Wrong Box (AY) y
Lunes 19 Shoes Of The Fisherman (AYC) The War Lover (A) Five Card Stud (A)
Martes 2 _-. CERRADO Uncle Tom's Cabin (AY) Young Americans (AYC)
Mi rcoles 3_ The Wrong Box (AY) y
MircThe War Lover (A) Curse Of The Fly (AY) CERRADO
Desperado Trail(A) y
Jueves 4.- Uncle Tom's Cabin (AY) CERRADO Assignment K (A)
Fantastic Voyage (AY) y 10:00 p.m.
Viernes 5 CERRADO Broken Arrow (AYC) The Reptile (AY)
GUIA DEL CINE: A, Adultos; Y, J6venes de 12 a 16; C, Nifios de 8 a 12.

Agosto 29, 1969



9:15-Fe y Alegria
10:00-Todo por la Patria
11:00-Ventana del Mundo
12:00-Silvese Quien Pueda
12:25-Carrousel international
2:00-Domingo DelMrtivo
6:00-Una Hora con Lucy y Desi
8:00-El Santo
9:00-Hawaii Cinco 0
10:00-Estreno Sorpresivo

1: 00-Aventuras
12:00--Msica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3:30-Folklore Nacional
4:00-Robin Hood
5.00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-PNiginas de la Vida
6:30-InstantAneas Sociales
7:30-Aqui Estai Tres Patines
8:00-Lunes de Revlon
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Micronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero y Enigma
11:00-El Congresista

12:00-Musica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
3:(00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3:30-E1 Hogar y La Escuela
4:00-Robin Hood
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30--Paginas de la Vida
6:30-Instantineas Sociales
7:30-Mi Oso y Yo
8:00-La Hora Continental
8-30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-NIieronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero y Las Novias
11:00-El Congresista.

12:00-Sorteo de la Loteria
12:15-s-Msica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3:30-La Mujer Opina
4:00-Robin Hood
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30--Pginas de la Vida
6:30-Instantineas Sociales
7:30-Mi Oso y Yo
8:00-C6micos y Canciones
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Micronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero y
Los Vengadores
11:00-El Congresista

12:00-Muisica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3:30-Consejos Para la Salud
4:00-Robin Hood
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-Piginas de la Vida
6:30-Instantineas Sociales
7-30-Aqui Esta Tres Patines
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-El Congresista

12:00-Mlsica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
4:00-Robin Hood
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-P:iginas de la Vida
6:30-Instantineas Sociales
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Micronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero y La Ley del
11:00-La Hora Cero
11:30-Colorin Colorao
12:00-Mi Oso y Yo
12:30-1liroes de Hogan
1 00-Notivias
1:30-El Show de Archie
2:00-Victor Martinez Blanco
4:00-Largo '"traje
5:30-Esa Chica
6:00-Dos Tontos en Apuros
7:30-Sabados de Orange Crush
8:00-A Petici6n Suya
9:00-Viaje al Fondo del Mar
10:00-Superproducciones del Sabado

Agosto 29, 1969


4 ; '1


Jugadores de tennis de las escuelas secundarias de Parai-
so y Rainbow City se reinen para esta fotografia, du-
rante los campeonatos intercolegiales de tenis. Son
ellos, de izquierda a derecha, parados: Victor Naar
(RC), Ernesto Wallace (RC), Gerard Price (P), Eduardo

_^^__ .\, ^ '.-
Burgess (P), Bruce Russell (P), Gabriel Villeda (P), Cris-
pin Mayers (P) y Luis Etiene (P). Arrodillados: Victor
Ruiz (RC), Agustin Delgado (P), Eduardo Williams (P)
y Alfredo Thomas (P). Estos j6venes jugaron buen tennis
durante la celebraci6n del torneo intercolegial.


Ralph F. L. Blades, Operario de
Equipo de Fotocopia a Operario
de Equipo de Oficina.
Division de Escuelas
Theresa F. Moore, Subjefa Direc-
tora (Escuelas Primarias Estado-
unidenses) a Directora (Escuelas
Primarias Estadounidenses).
Robert W. White, Maestro-Direc-
tor (Escuelas Primarias Estado-
unidenses) a Director (Escuelas
Primarias Estadounidenses).
George Willingham, Consejero (Es-
cuelas Estadounidenses) Subjefe
a Director (Escuelas Secundarias
Kenneth B. Tucker, Maestro (Es-
cuelas Intermedias Estadouni-
denses) a Subdirector (Escuelas
Intermedias Estadounidenses).
Shirley S. Makibbin, Maestra (Es-
cuelas Intermedias Estadouni-
denses) a Subjefe Directora (Es-
cuelas Primarias Estadouniden-
Donald K. Miskovsky, Maestro (Es-
cuelas Primarias Estadouniden-
ses) a Maestro-Director (Escuelas
Primarias Estadounidenses).
Vernon G. Caturia, Maestro (Escue-
las Primarias Estadounidenses) a
Subjefe Director (Escuelas Pri-
marias Estadounidenses).
Penelope E. Jones, Ayudante, Acti-
vidades Recreativas a Especialis-
ta en Actividades Recreativas
Division de Mantenimiento
Clois C. Duffle, Capataz Mecanico
de Refrigeraci6n y Acondiciona-
miento de Aire a Primer Capataz
Mecanico de Refrigeraci6n y
Acondicionamiento de Aire.
Henry J. Walker, Oficinista a En-
cargado de Ventanilla (Caja).
Hospital Gorgas
Merle D. Fox, Medico Residente,
3er Af'o, a M6dico Residente,
49 Afio.
Burton D. Brent, M6dico Residente,
2 Afio, a M6dico Residente, 3er
Lynda S. Trawick, Enfernmera a En-
fermera Clinica.
Carolina I. Sellhorn, Oficinista-Me-
can6grafa a Oficinista, Asuntos
de Personal (Mecanografia).
Savita Thakar P., Oficinista, Sala
de Hospital, a Oficinista (Procu-
Cynthia V. Jones, Judith H. Gibbs,

Lloyd G. Bennett, Sonia E. de
Jaramillo, Sybil Y. Best, Shirley
G. Peter, Lynda E. Haywood,
Ferdinand C. Reider, Carlos A.
Ward, George C. Worrell, Myrna
J. Blades, Auxiliar de Enfenre-
ria a Auxiliar de Enfermeria (Me-
dicina General y Cirugia).
Division de Esclusas
Adolph Belden, Subjefe Oficinista a
T6cnico de Abastos.
Jonathan Brassfield, Jr., Soldador a
Operario de Esclusas (Trabajador
en Hierro-Soldador).
Willie Evans, Pasacables a Botero
Division de Navegaci6n
Francis T. Young, Controlador
Ayudante de Trafico Maritimo a
Controlador de Tnifico Maritimo
Juan T. Chavarria, Obrero a Mari-
nero (Lancha Motora).
Division de Servicios Comunales
Tirso Rivera, Obrero a Operario de
Equipo de Mantenimiento de
Division de Abastos
Donald Pierpoint, Encargado de
Ventanilla (Caja), a Subjefe Ofi-
Olianda A. de Alvarado, Oficinista
de Abastos a Ayudante de Trans-
Fulton I. Gill, Jr., Oficinista de
Abastos a Subjefe Oficinista
Division de Ferrocarril
George M. Piggott, Encargado de
Carga en el Tren a Oficinista

En 1903

Experts a la Fuerza
Parece que los automovilistas afi-
cionados eran mds ingeniosos a
principios de siglo de lo que son hoy
en dia. El caso es que a veces tenian
que hacer el montage de sus auto-
mdviles. Por ejemplo, el automdvil
Brecht se ofrecia en 1903 sin motor
y el comprador tenia que comprar
o construir su propio motor de
acuerdo con sus necesidades. ilma-
ginese lo que sucederia en nuestra
epoca si los autom6viles de pasa-
jeros vinieran sin motor!

John A. McNatt, Auditor, Auditoria
Phillip J. Bauman, Gerente, Centro
de Servicios Comunales, Divi-
si6n de Abastos.
Darrell K. Seymour, Arqueador,
Division de Navegaci6n.
Ernest R. Martin, Especialista en
Equipo, Divisi6n de Abastos.
Abraham Felixson, Subjefe Oficinis-
ta (Abastos), Divisi6n de Esclu-
Barbara A. Dedeaux, Ayudante
Oficinista (Estenografia), Divisi6n
de Mantenimiento.
Eric E. Townsend, GermAn R.
Langshaw, T6cnico de Contabili-
dad, Contaduria.
Unite Y. de Chan, Escrutadora de
Comprobantes, Ramo de Recla-
Alberto L. Brown, Guardia, Divi-
si6n de Policia.

Dos acondicionadores de aire, de
mAs de 100 libras cada uno, caye-
ron recientemente de ventanas de
segundo piso en dos residencias de
la Zona del Canal. Un acondiciona-
dor de aire de 100 libras de peso,
al caer de una altura de 30 pies,
da en el piso con un impact de
3.000 libras y es enorme la posibi-
lidad de que cause series lesions
corporales o la muerte a cualquie-
ra que est6 en las cercanias. En los
incidents a que hacemos referen-
cia nadie result lesionado, pero los
afectados sufrieron p6rdidas inne-
cesarias de propiedad e inconve-
niencias, ademAs de haberse ex-
puesto a costosas demands legales
por lesiones o muerte.
Para ayudar a evitar tales acci-
dentes, los residents debernn ob-
servar estas reglas:
1. Solicite permiso al Cerente
del Ramo de la Vivienda antes de
instalar acondicionadores de aire.
Se le enviarA una copia de las ins-
trucciones aplicables al edificio
done usted vive.
2. Siga exactaunente las instruc-
ciones suministradas por el fabri-
cante. No trate de ahorrar.
3. Si emplea a alguien para
hacer el trabajo, aseg6rese de que
sea persona calificada para Ihacer
el trabajo correctainente.
4. Coloque suficientes soportes
de manera que el aparato quede
bien balanceado en las parties que

Tony Sousa, del Diario General
de la Contaduria, anda en estos
dias manejando con muchisimo cui-
dado. La raz6n: no quiere que le
den el minimo rasp6n a su flamante
Mustang "Grande", amarillo, de ca-
pota negra, que acaba de comprar.
iTremenda mAquina! Lo felicita-
mos y le deseamos que goce su mag-
nifico auto.

Uno de los primeros panamefios
que entr6 a trabajar en la Contra-
loria del Canal de Panami, y que
todavia sigue prestando servicios
alli, es Luis A. Fong, quien se dis-
tingue por conocer casi todas las
posiciones de esa important uni-
dad del Canal. Su don de gentes
le ha ganado el aprecio de todos sus
compafieros de trabajo en la Sec-
ci6n de Contabilidad de Planta
(Activos Fijos), que es done ahora
presta servicios.

El C6nsul de Jamaica en la ciu-
dad de Col6n, Honorable Oscar
Savage, muy interesado en los asun-
tos de los empleados del Canal de
PanamA que son oriundos de Ja-
maica o descendientes de ciudada-
nos de esa naci6n del Caribe. Re-
cientemente visit las dependencias
del Edificio de Administraci6n del
Canal de Panama, acompafiado por
Sylvester D. Callender, Coordina-
dor de Relaciones de las Comuni-
dades Latinoamericanas de la Zona
del Canal.

Creemos que Erasmo G6mez,
empleado de las Esclusas de Mira-
flores, es el ainico empleado de la
Division de Esclusas que posee un
titulo universitario de periodismo
de la Universidad de Panama. En
estos dias se encuentra estudiando

sobresalen de la ventana o la aber-
tura en la pared.
5. Use madera de grado "A" o
soportes de metal del tamafio apro-
piado para asegurar el aparato al
marco de la ventana o estructura
misma del edificio.
6. Los clavos, tornillos, tuercas y
pernos deben ser de tal tamafio y
forma que aseguren firmemente el
aparato a una part s6lida del edi-
ficio. Por lo menos, dos tercios de
ellos deberan star bien clavados,
atornillados o remachados en par-
tes pennanentes de la casa.
7. Antepeclos defectuosos de
ventanas y las aberturas en la mam-
posteria debernn ser reparados an-
tes de comenzar la instalaci6n. Los
antepechos de ventana podridos o
comidos por el comejAn y la manm-
posteria que se estA derrumbando,
no podrfn sostener por much
tiempo un acondicionador de aire.
8. Inspeccione sus aparatos pe-
ri6dicamente. Una buena epoca
para hacerlo es cuando se le da el
mantenimiento requerido. Pruebe
los sostenes o soportes. Los clavos
sueltos deberAn ser removidos y
clavados nuevamente en diferentes
sitios. Apriete todos los tomrnillos y
reemplace todos los soportes de
metal gastados i oxidados Debera
usarse arandelas de presi6n para
que no se aflojen por la continue

asiduamente con el fin de pasar
con 6xito los exAmenes para ser
aceptado en el Programa de Capi-
tanes de Remolcador en Adiestra-
miento de la Direcci6n de Personal.
Le deseamos buena suerte.
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Arnoldo Marshall, miembro del
Consejo Civico de Paraiso y ofici-
nista en el Ramo de Artes Grificas
del Canal de PanamA, sumamente
atareado atendiendo a las numero-
sas personas que llegan a requerir
sus servicios en el s6tano del Edi-
ficio de Administraci6n de Balboa
Heights. Se sabe de memorial los
miles y miles de negatives que exis-
ten en los archives de esa impor-
tante dependencia del Canal de

Gladstone Gordon, de la Divi-
si6n de Ingenieria, "Bat" Gordon,
por si acaso no saben de quien ha-
blamos, se distingue por llegar siem-
pre a su oficina antes de las 6:30
a.m. No sabemos c6mo hace para
Ilegar siempre tan temprano a su
trabajo, especialmente si tomamos
en cuenta que tambi6n es miembro
regular de uno de los mis cotizados
conjuntos profesionales de mmisica
de jazz que hay en PanamA, por lo
que tiene que trabajar hasta la ma-
drugada. "Bat" Gordon es uno de
los mejores saxofonistas del Istmo.
Pueden tomarlo como ejemplo todos
los que acostAndose temprano, to-
davia tienen problems para llegar
al trabajo a las 7:15 a.m.

El Profesor Juan E. Hoyte y la
Profesora Daisy Redhead, quienes
dirigieron el Coro de la Secundaria
de Paraiso y el Coro de las Prima-
rias de Pedro Miguel y Paraiso, res-
pectivamente, el pasado viernes 22,
recibiendo muchas felicitaciones por
la magnifica preparaci6n musical
que estAn impartiendo a los inte-
grantes de ambos coros. Los que
asistieron al concurso de declama-
ci6n de ese dia quedaron maravi-
llados ante las bellas interpretacio-
nes de los coros y la maestria con
que los pequefios estudiantes .del
coro de primaria tocaban sus pe-
quefios cimbalos y marimbas.
La Banda de la Escuela Secun-
daria de Paraiso, bajo la direcci6n
de dofia Margarita de Camel, co-
sech6 nutridisimos aplausos con
cada una de sus ejecuciones. Estas
felicitaciones son extensivas muy en
particular al director de la Escuela
Secundaria de Paraiso, Profesor
George V. Richards, y al director
de las escuelas primaries de Paraiso
v Pedro Miguel, Profesor Audley

Un chiquillo malcriado es uno
exactamente igual al nuestro . .
pero que vive del otro lado de la

Este dicho no es nuestro sino de
Jaime Mendoza, de la Secci6n de
Cuentas por Cobrar y por Pagar,
de la Contraloria, quien tiene una
gran colecci6n de ellos. Muchas
o o *
A prop6sito de la edicion especial
n6meros fueron obsequiados a la
Escuela "Rufina GonzAlez" de la
poblaci6n de Cabuya, en el Distri-
to de Chame, y tambi6n al Primer
Ciclo de Chame, por uno de los
miembros de la Oficina de Infor-
maci6n del Canal de Panama.

Pagina 3

Dos Acondicionadores

De Aire se Cayeron




Agosto 29, 1969

(Basandose sobre t
Arnold O. Hudson
Francisco Ortiz
Capataz Estibador (Muelles)
Euribiades Ja6n
Alberto Ortega
Jorge L. Pico
Jos6 A. Mendoza
Aston L. Morris
Verificador de Carga
Jos6 M. Maza C.
Ambrosio Espada B.
Recolector de Basura
Pedro P. CArdenas
Lionel A. McDonald
Operario de Montacargas de
Carlos McFarlane
Almacenero (Frigorifico)
Edith W. Cotton
Subjefe Oficinista, Ayudante
Frederick M. Baker
Electricista (Guardalineas)
Harold Fairclough B.
Lillian F. Beall
Maestra, Escuelas Primarias
Dova D. Antill
Maestra, Escuelas Primarias
Stephen R. Peck
Profesor Ayudante, Universidad
de la Zona del Canal
Dona A. Helmerichs
Maestra, Escuelas Primarias
Fred E. Perra
Comandante de Distrito de
Marie H. Neal
Director, Escuelas Primarias

total de Servicio Civil)
Betsy R. Hoenke
Funcionaria Administrativa
Sydney R. Cain
Heron C. Guild
Auxiliar de Enfermeria
Robert Edward Medinger
Subjefe Arqueador
David H. Dare
Captaz General, Operaciones
de las Esclusas
Ricardo P6rez
Marinero (Lancha Motora)
Alvin H. Hassock
Augusto Gonzilez
Capataz Pasabarcos
Manuel Montout
Clarence E. Bennett
Trabajador en Cemento o
James Pritchard
Ayudante Operario de Esclusas


Para Directorio

Telef6nico 1970
Se estan aceptando ahora nuevas
subscripciones para la Secci6n Cla-
sificada del directorio telef6nico de
1970 de la Compafiia del Canal de
Panami, las cuales deben ser entre-
gadas, en duplicado y escritas a
mrquina, al Oficinista del Directo-
rio Telef6nico, Ramo de Comuni-
caciones, Divisi6n de Electricidad,
Apartado "C", Balboa Heights,
Zona del Canal, a mAs tardar el
19 de octubre de 1969. El cambio
en la fecha de entrega permitirA
al impresor tener listo el directorio
para publicaci6n en o alrededor del
2 de enero de 1970.
Tambien seran aceptados nom-
bres de compaiiias para incluirlas
en orden alfab6tico, en las pAginas
blancas del directorio.
Las subscripciones de no abona-
dos seran cobradas al precio de la
tarifa regular.
Cualquiera pregunta sobre las
subscripciones deberA hacerse al
Oficinista de Directorio Telef6nico,
telefono 2-2345, o en el Cuarto
345, Edificio de Administraci6n,
Balboa Heights, Zona del Canal.

Centro de Santa Cruz... En Correo Exhibirn ..

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
de las escuelas primaries de Paraiso
y Pedro Miguel. Los demAs partici-
pantes del program fueron: Sra.
Georgina C. de Young, Jefe del
Departamento de Servicio Social;
Srta. Clara O. Wattley, Organiza-
dora de la Comunidad; Richard T.
Burns, Presidente de la Junta Di-
rectiva; Sras. Catherine Dunn y
Ernestine Archibold, estudiantes;
la capitana Elvira Jordan del Sal-
vation Army y el Reverendo Rosen-
do Watson de la Iglesia Bautista de
Santa Cruz. La Srta. Myrtle Mul-
care actu6 como dirigente del co-
mite. Regalos de agradecimiento
fueron presentados a los instructo-
res por los estudiantes.
Todos aquellos que estin inte-
resados en participar en activida-
des del centro se pueden inscribir
como miembros llamando al 4-130,
Pedro Miguel, o al 6-688, Santa

Fue un Exito el Concurso del 22 en Paraiso

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
Ilegaron a las finales, que fue el
acto que llen6 de emoci6n a los
que lo presenciaron el viernes 22.
Esa noche, los que asistieron escu-
charon con placer obras clAsicas de
la literature espafiola y traduccio-
nes al espafiol de obras maestras
del ingl6s.
Hubo seis interpretaciones por
alumnos de primaria, resultando
ganador del primer puesto Ram6n
Jeanmarie, del 69 grado de Rain-
bow City, gracias a su magnifica y
emotiva interpretaci6n del "Noc-
turno" de Ricardo Mir6. En segun-
do lugar qued6 Justin Anglin, del
69 grado de Paraiso, con la "Ora-
ci6n de un Padre", del General
Douglas McArthur, y en tercer lu-
gar, una chiquitina del 49 grado
de Paraiso, con su magnifica decla-
maci6n de "Vispera de Navidad",
traducci6n al espafiol del poema en
ingles de Eugene Fields.
Los ganadores del primer ciclo
secundario fueron, en su orden:
Vielka Rivera, del 89 grado de Pa-
raiso, con "El Violin de Yanko", de
Blanco Belmonte; Francisco Tho-
mas, del 89 grado de Paraiso, con
"G'nese Usted la Loteria", de Ed-
mundo Botello, y Pamela Roberts,
del 79 grado de Rainbow City, con
"Nostalgia", de Rosa Elvira Alvarez.
El primer puesto del segundo ci-
clo secundario lo ocup6 Juan Espi-
nosa, del 129 grado de Paraiso, con
"A las Ruinas de ItAlica", de Ro-
drigo Caro; el segundo puesto lo
ocup6 Manuel Avila, tambien del
129 grado de Paraiso, con "Noctur-
no", de Juan Ram6n Jimenez, y el

tercer puesto lo logr6 Eugenio Ra-
phael, del 129 grado de Rainbow
City, con "El Primer Beso", de
Alberto Blest Gana.
El Dr. Charles L. Latimer, Se-
gundo Superintendente de la Divi-
si6n de Escuelas, entreg6 los pre-
mios a los que obtuvieron el pri-
mer puesto; Ellis Fawcett, entreg6
sus premios a los de segundo pues-
to, y el Profesor George V. Richards,
los premios de los terceros puestos.
El jurado calificador en la sec-
ci6n de primaria estuvo integrado
por la Profesora Raquel Maria de
Quir6s, Subdirectora de la Escuela
Replblica de M6xico; la Profesora
Patria de Pousa, CatedrAtica de Es-
pafiol en la Universidad de PanamA
y en el Colegio Ricardo H. Neu-
mann, y la Profesora Marcela Cabal
de Diaz, de la Escuela Secundaria
de Balboa.
Los jurados del concurso en la
secci6n del primer ciclo secundario
fueron: Profesor Luis Oscar Mi-
randa, Catedritico de Espafiol en
la Universidad Santa Maria la An-
tigua; Profesora Estela Sierra, del
Colegio Jos6 Dolores Moscote, y
Profesor Eduardo Benitez, cate-
drAtico de espafiol, ya jubilado.
En la secci6n del segundo ciclo
secundario actuaron la Profesora
Maria Gilma de Obaldia, Subdirec-
tora del Departamento de Bellas
Artes del Ministerio de Educaci6n
de PanamA; el Profesor Jesis Canto,
professor de espafiol en el Instituto
Panamericano, y Jos6 Te6filo Tufi6n
Herazo, periodista de la Oficina de
Informaci6n del Canal de PanamA
y locutor del Canal 4 de Televisi6n.

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
Para hacer ofertas sobre los ar-
ticulos, habri que mencionar su ni-
mero de lote, por escrito, en un for-
mulario que podra obtenerse en el
lugar de la exhibici6n o en la ofi-
cina del Director de Correos, quien
las recibirA hasta las 9 a.m. del 15
de septiembre.
La lista de articulos publicada
por el Director de Correos incluye
televisores, maquinas de coser, gra-
badoras de cinta magnetof6nica, al-
toparlantes, tostadoras, cafias de
pescar, palos de golf, relojes, pro-
yectores de diapositivas y radios.
De interns especial para las amas
de casa son las mezcladoras, plates,
juegos de plates y de cafe y t6 de
plata, juegos de sAbanas y funds,
sartenes electricas, secadoras de ca-
bello y muchos otros articulos.
Para los caballeros hay relojes
de pulsera, una sierra de mesa y
un taladro mecAnico, motors elec-
tricos y un compresor de aire. Para
los nifios hay mufiecas, models de
aeroplanos, un modelo de barco,
un fon6grafo de nifios y muchas
cosas mAs.
Los que no tengan privilegios
deberan pagar los impuestos de in-
troducci6n a la Republica de Pana-
mi, lo mismo que quienes piensen
vender los articulos.

Tablero de Noticioa

"Ahom no podrds decirme quo no vis-
te .o aviso quo puse en el tablero".

Gerente de la Zona . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
El mi6rcoles 13 en la mafiana,
un grupo de alumnos efectu6 una
visit a las instalaciones de la Refi-
neria PanamA, en la Bahia de Las
El jueves 14, a la 1 p.m., tuvo
lugar un almuerzo de los graduan-
dos de la Secci6n de Comercio, con
sus profesores, consejeros e invita-
dos. A continuaci6n, el director
Alfredo Cragwell, en emocionadas
y motivadoras palabras agradeci6
a todos los que habian contribuido
al gran 6xito que constituy6 la Se-
mana de la Educaci6n Comercial
en esa escuela.

Notas Breves

del Canal

Los remolcadores del Puerto de
Balboa tienen un nuevo hogar. Un
nuevo muelle flotante, de 182 pies
de largo, acaba de ser terminado a
lo largo del Muelle 12 en la Rada
de Balboa. El muelle fue construi-
do por la Foster-Oman Construc-
tion Co. y estA disefiado para subir
y bajar con las mareas. Proporcio-
na una gran plataforma de desem-
barque con servicios de agua, elec-
tricidad y tel6fono para los remol-
cadores. Situado c6ntricamente en
la rada, hace possible que los remol-
cadores sean despachados en unos
cuantos minutes a donde se les ne-
cesite, ya sea en los muelles o en
el canal de entrada. Dos remolca-
dores pueden acoderar al nuevo
muelle y, si ello es necesario, otros
dos pueden amarrarse a los dos
Unos 90 reci6n llegados de la
Direcci6n de Salubridad debian re-
cibir una charla de orientaci6n
sobre el Canal dictada por el Vice-
gobemador R. S. Hartline, esta se-
mana, y a continuaci6n efectuarian
un trAnsito parcial por el Canal de

Ya se hacen los preparativos para
el comienzo de la Campafia Fede-
ral Combinada de 1970, para la
cual el Area de la Zona del Canal
tiene sefialada una meta total de
$271.000. Ya se esta organizando
el personal que operara una unidad
central de contabilidad y se comen-
z6 el trabajo preparatorio en la li-
teratura, los afiches y folletos de la
campafia. La campalia de este afio
ira del 29 de septiembre al 31 de
octubre. La recaudaci6n beneficia-
ra a 25 agencies participants, lo
que incluye a 21 agencies del Fon-
do Unido y cuatro Agencias del
Servicio Internacional.
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Se esta proporcionando mis co-
modidad a los clients en el Alma-
c6n de Balboa. Ademas de la insta-
laci6n de acondicionamiento de aire,
de cielos rasos mas bajos y de luces
fluorescentes en ambos pisos, las
vidrieras del frente estAn siendo
convertidas en espacio adicional
para ventas. Tambien se estAn
completando los preparativos para
extender el segundo piso de manera
que acomode el Anexo de Articulos
para Caballeros, con excepci6n de
juguetes y articulos deportivos.
0 0 0
Ahora se pueden conseguir ver-
duras locales en much mayor va-
riedad en el "Kiosko Tipico" que
fue inaugurado durante el verano
en el Supennercado de Balboa, con
mfsica tipica panamenia como fon-
do y con los dependientes vestidos
a lo tipico. Algunos de los vegeta-
les natives que se pueden conseguir
son yuca, name, otoe, nance, ma-
mey, mamones, guayaba, pipas y
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Se solicita a los clients que se
aseguren de obtener sus recibos de
compra para evitar que se les cobre
de mas en los almacenes y centros
de servicio. Para reducir al minimo
la posibilidad de un error, se exige
a las cajeras marcar cada una de
las ventas y colocar los recibos de
caja en los paquetes de los clients,
ya sea engrapAndolos o entregin-
doselos a los clients. Cuando no
se les ofrezca el recibo, los clients
deberin pedirlo.

iManeje con cuidado!

iCuidese de los demas

y cuide a los demas!

iLos accidents son
mis frecuentes en
los fines de sernana
mis largos!

A partir del 22 de agosto, el Te-
niente Coronel John V. Parish, Jr.,
Funcionario Ejecutivo en la oficina
del Director de Ingenieria y Cons-
trucci6n, ha sido autorizado a firmar
contratos para la ejecuci6n de pro-
yectos de diseiio, mantenimiento y
construcci6n, sefialados por el Di-
rector de Ingenieria y Construcci6n,
sin limits en cuanto a la cantidad.
a *
Tres nuevos edificios escolares
fueron terminados a tiempo para la
apertura de classes la semana pasa-
da. Fue construida una escuela
nueva, complete, en Fuerte Kobbe
y edificios para salones de clase
adicionales para la escuela prima-
ria y la escuela intermedia de Cu-
rund6i. Se encuentran en ejecuci6n
dos contratos para la instalaci6n de
acondicionamiento de aire en las
escuelas de Coco Solo, Margarita,
Diablo Heights y Los Rios. El tra-
bajo progress satisfactoriamente.
a a 0
Se arregl6 el piso de 12 canchas
de boliche en Balboa v de otras
ocho en Margarita, en preparaci6n
para la inauguraci6n de las ligas
de boliche en el otofio.

Trabajo extensive de rehabilita-
ci6n esta haci6ndose en las residen-
cias tipo Prado, en Balboa. E. M.
Freund, el contratista, esta ahora
mismo renoviando las cocinas y ba-
fios, reemplazando sistemas el6c-
tricos y de plomeria anticuados, lo
mismo que construyendo las habi-
taciones para las dom6sticas. Faltan
12 edificios, que serAn terminados
bajo dos contratos que actualmen-
te se adelantan. Trabajo similar
esta siendo hecho por la Dillon Con-
struction Co. en seis de un total
de 36 residencias miscelAneas, la
mayoria de las cuales se encuen-
tran en el Camino a Amador y en
las calls Plank y Empire en Bal-
boa. La conversion del Edificio 236
del Hospital Gorgas en residencias
estA adelantando bien y se encuen-
tra tenninado en un 50 por ciento.
Las 39 unidades de dos recimaras
se espera que est6n terminadas a
principios de enero de 1970.

Inician Mejoras...

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
En este informed, los consultores
dijeron que "la presencia de pro-
tecci6n automatica en esos cruces
es much mejor que la prActica
usual de los ferrocarriles en los Es-
tados Unidos lo mismo que las nor-
mas generals establecidas para ga-
rantizar la protecci6n automatica en
los cruces. El mantenimiento de
estos dispositivos por parte del Fe-
rrocarril de PanamA, lo mismo que
los asientos de los durmientes en
los cruces, es excelente".
Algunas sugerencias fueron he-
chas para mejorar ciertos aspects
de los cruces, y estas, unidas a las
recomendaciones hechas por el co-
mite especial, fueron puestas en un
extenso infonne fechado el 30 de
julio de 1969.
Ademns de las recomendaciones
sefialadas arriba, la policia de la
Zona del Canal dirigirA una extensa
campafia para insistir en el cum-
plimiento de las reglamentaciones
de los cruces. Una muy important
estipula que cuando las sefiales del
cruce estAn activas indicando la
proximidad de un tren, un automo-
vilista debe hacer un alto complete
a una distancia de 50 pies pero no
rnenos de 15 pies del riel mAs cer-
cano y no deberA seguir su march
hasta que haya seguridad al hacer-
lo. Las sefiales de los cruces inclu-
yen luces rojas intennitentes y se-
fiales en movimiento.
Al aprobar las recomendaciones,
el Cobernador Leber dijo que
las mejoras serian hechas "rApida-

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