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]
Physical Description:
37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.


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Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama) ( lcsh )
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Text in English and Spanish; Spanish text inverted.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1, no. 33 (Feb. 1, 1963)-Vol. 37, no. 26 (Dec. 30, 1999).
Issuing Body:
Issued by: Government of the Canal Zone <June 24, 1966-June 13 1969>; by the Panama Canal Company, <Aug. 13, 1976>-Sept. 14, 1979; by the Panama Canal Commission, Sept. 20, 1979-Dec. 1999.
General Note:
"Official Panama Canal publication."
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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THE PANAMA CANAL Gift ofthe Panar- Canal Museum

Vol. VIII, No. 12 More Than 50 Years of Service to World Commerce Friday, September 5, 1969

Maurice B. Thatcher

Marks 99th Birthday

Former Representative Maurice
B. Thatcher of Washington, D.C.,
the only living member of the Isth-
mian Canal Commission and one of
the central figures of the Canal
construction days celebrated his
99th birthday August 15, the same
day the Canal observed its 55th
milestone in the life of the illustri-
ous "alumnus" of the Canal organi-
zation and carried a story and pic-
tures in its August 16 issue.
According to the POST story,
Thatcher, who is a lawyer, is think-
ing of quitting his law practice and
dedicating his time to his poetry.
He is a poet of note and has written
many poems relating to the Pan-
ama Canal and the men and women
who work on it. In recent years
he has kept busy working with an
editorial assistant on his volumin-
ous files and press clippings which
when finished will be given to the
Masonic Temple in Washington.
As a member of the ICC, "Gov-
ernor" Thatcher headed the Civil
Administration of the Canal Zone
from 1910 to 1913 and since that
time has taken an active interest in
the Panama Canal and the Republic
of Panama and frequently partici-
pated in actions concerning them.
While serving in Congress from
1923 to 1933, he introduced the
legislation which led to the con-
struction of the Thatcher Highway
and Thatcher Ferry and also spon-
sored the legislation which created
the Gorgas Memorial Laboratory
in Panuna City. Research at this
laboratory has benefited not only
the Isthmians but also inhabitants
of the tropics throughout the world.
Thatcher encouraged actions by
Congress which provided retire-
ment pay for non-U.S.-citizen em-
ployees of the Canal and recently
sponsored legislation giving more
benefits to these retirees.
The Canal's oldest old timer was
on hand in October 1962 to cut the
ribbon at the dedication of the $20
million bridge that bears his name
and is the major link in the inter-

Postal Division

Will Hold Sale
Wool poncho or wine fountain,
air compressor or model airplane.
whatever the item needed, there
is a good chance of finding it among
the 169 damaged, unclaimed, and
undeliverable articles which are
being put up for sale, through bids,
by the Postal Division.
The entire assortment will be on
display in the rear of the Civil
Affairs Building, Friday, Septem-
ber 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and
Saturday, September 13, from 8
a.m. to 4 p.m. Bids for the items
will be by lot number and must be
submitted on a form available at
the display or at the office of the
Director of Posts, who will receive
the bids until 9 a.m., September 15.
Terms are cash on acceptance of
the bid and duty must be paid to
the Republic of Panama by those
who are not entitled to free entry
privilege, or if the articles are in-
tended for resale.
(Continued on p. 4)

continental highway connecting the
two great continents of the hemi-
Thatcher has been honored by
the Government of Panama, which
awarded him the Order of Vasco
Nfiiez de Balboa. Ecuador and
Venezuela also have honored him
for his services to tropical America.
At 99, Thatcher's mind is active
and his memory is impressive. He
hears well and his vision is still
good. "I don't lay any claims to a
great career," Thatcher told the
POST reporter, "But I have done
some useful things. I tried to be
useful wherever I was, whatever
I did. I've lived a Ibsv and useful
This could very well be the
secret of his longevity.

Maurice B. Thatcher

SCHOOL CHILDREN Col. Charles R. Clark
Now that schools are again open, Na d C Dir
motorists are reminded to exercise N E ir tr
care in driving in school areas and

to watch out foi- children going t
l I I to Col. Charles R. Clark, the Canal's

and returning from school. Signs
marking school crossings should be
strictly observed.
Drivers are reminded that every
motor vehicle, moving in either di-
rection, must stop at least 10 feet
from a schoolbus which has stopped
to receive or discharge students, and
when the lights on the bus are
blinking. They must not proceed
until the bus resumes motion, or
until signaled to go ahead by a
police officer or the busdriver.
All Canal Zone schoolbuses are
easily identified by the sign "School-
bus" which appears on the front
and rear of all vehicles being used
to transport school children.

College Capers

To Open Tonight
"College Capers '69," the fun-
filled Canal Zone College variety
show, will open at the college audi-
torium tonight at 8 o'clock. Sched-
uled for a 2-night performance,
tonight and tomorrow night "Col-
lege Capers '69" will offer skits,
comedy acts, singers, Calypso num-
bers, instrumentalists, and many
other fine acts geared for family
Tickets will be available at the
door each night at 50 cents for
children and 75 cents for adults.
Further information may be ob-
tained by calling 2-2676 during
office hours.

Citizenship Hearings

Scheduled Sept. 15-26

Officials from the U.S. Depart-
ment of Justice will conduct hear-
ings and issue citizenship certifi-
cotes in the Canal Zone from Sep-
tember 15 through 26.
The hearings, held annually
since 1966, will coincide with Cit-
izenship Day, September 17, and
Constitution Week which ends Sep-
tember 23.
The hearings will be conducted
by Andrew J. Carmichael, Jr., and
Harold J. Neubauer of the U.S.
Immigration and Naturalization
Service. Applicants will be notified
by mail from New Orleans as to
the date, time, and place of their
hearings which are held 1y appoint-
ment only.
The Canal Zone program is ad-
ministered by the Customs Division
of the Civil Affairs Bureau. MrIs.
Lois K. Thomas in the Office of the
Chief, is available from 7 a.m. to
noon, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, to assist
interested persons. Mrs. Thomas

The Panama Canal Employees'
Death Benefit Association will meet
in September to elect representa-
tives for the coming term. District
meetings will be held at the follow-
(Continued on p. 4)

telephone number is: Balboa 4202.
Examiners last year conducted
294 hearings and issued 207 cer-
tificates. A total of 1,450 certificates
have been issued in the Canal Zone
since the program began in Decem-
ber 1966.
Atlantic side hearings will be
held in the Cristobal Customs Offi-
ce. Pacific side hearings will be in
Room 105, Building 5534 (the old
Diablo Heights Elementary School)
adjacent to the tennis court on
Iains Street, Diablo.

new Engineering and Construction
Director, will arrive in the Canal
Zone September 10 to assume his
Colonel Clark is coming from

Col. Charles R. Clark

Strict Traffic


Begins Today
Beginning today, the Canal Zone
Police will start strict enforcement
of the traffic regulation governing
the operation of vehicles approach-
ing railroad crossings. This selective
enforcement will continue until
further notice.
This traffic regulation states that
when a vehicle approaches a rail-
road grade crossing, it must stop
within 50 feet but not less than
15 feet from the nearest rail of the
railroad and not proceed until it
can do so safely when:
(1) A clearly visible electric or
mechanical signal device gives
warning of the immediate approach
of a train.
(2) A crossing gate is lowered,
or when a flagman gives or con-
tinues to give a signal of the
approach or passage of a train.
(3) A railroad train approaching
within approximately 1,500 feet of
the highway crossing emits a signal
audible from such distance and such
(Continued on p. 4)



Col. Robert W. Irvin, Jr., former
commanding officer of the U.S.
Army Hospital at Fort Polk, La.,
has been assigned as chief of the
Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob-
Cyn) Section of the Canal Zone
Health Bureau.
Colonel Irvin succeeds Col. Alvin
Sholk who was transferred to Frank-
furt, Germany, as Ob-Gyn consul-
tant for the U.S. Army command
in Europe.
At Fort Polk, Colonel Irvin also
was post surgeon, and director of
the Medical Department Activities.
Educated at Roanoke (Va) Col-
lege and the Medical College of

Virginia, Colonel Irvin completed
his internship in obstetrics and
gynecology at Brooke General Hos-
pital, Fort Sam Houston, Tex., in
From 1950 to 1951 he served in
Korea as battalion surgeon for the
1st Cavalry Division, and from 1966
to 1967 in Vietnam as commanding
officer for the 61st Medical Batta-
Other assignments include res-
idency in Ob-Gyn at Brooke Gen-
eral Hospital; chief of Ob-Gyn at
Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., the 97th
General Hospital at Frankfurt, and
(Continued on p. 4)

Vietnam where he commanded the
79th Engineer Group assigned to
a very active area of hostilities on
the Cambodian borders north and
west of Saigon.
Before taking command of the
group he served for 1 year on the
Military Assistance Command staff
as Chief, Lines of Communication
Division, Construction Directorate.
Colonel Clark has served in all
three districts of the Pacific Ocean
Division and has held a variety of
other staff and command posts in
Washington, D.C., and throughout
the United States as well as at a
number of overseas locations.
Colonel Clark's decorations in-
clude three awards of the Legion of
Merit, four Army Commendation
Medals, two Air Force Commenda-
tion Medals, the Bronze Star Medal,
and six awards of the Air Medal.
He is also a knight of the National
Order of Vietnam, the Republic of
Vietnam's highest award. His other
Vietnamese decorations include two
Crosses of Gallantry, a Medal of
Honor, First Class, and the Ministry
of Public Works Medal, First Class.
In addition, he holds numerous
service medals.
A native of Eau Claire, Wis.,
Colonel Clark was graduated from
the University of Wisconsin with a
degree in civil engineering. He also
holds degrees from Utah State Uni-
He is married to the former Eliza-
beth Erisman. of Phoenix, Ariz.
They have one daughter, Can-
dace, 21, who is married to Pvt.
J. Charles Reid, U.S. Army.
Colonel Clark succeeds Col.
James A. Betts, who retired in June.

Local Red Cross

Worker Goes to

Gulfport, Miss.
Mrs. Wesley M. Kennedy of Mar-
garita, American Red Cross First
Aid Instructor Trainer, was re-
quested by the American National
Red Cross to report to Gulfport,
Miss., to help in the disaster work
caused by hurricane Camille.
Mrs. Kennedy, who recently
completed 40 years of Red Cross
volunteer service, and is on call for
disaster work with the ARC Na-
tional Disaster Service, has served
during three previous hurricanes.
In November 1964, she helped
during hurricane Hilda. A few
months later, in September 1965,
she was on hand to do disaster work
when hurricane Betsy struck. And
in September 1967, she again
worked with the disaster service
when hurricane Beula hit the Texas
area. This time she worked in the
disaster area for 3 months.
Mrs. Kennedy holds Civil De-
fense instructor certificates for Light
Duty Rescue, Firefighting, and
Home Protection Exercises, and is a
member of the U.S. Civil Defense
Council and American Academy of
Sciences. She is a charter member
of the Women's Civil Defense
Council, Region 3, and has repre-
(Continued on p. 4)



September 5, 1969

5 New Pilots Win Licenses BROUSInG

1''\ne new pilots were presented
licenses as fully qualified Panama
Canal pilots recently after having
completed their terms as pilots-in-
tra'mng. They are Capt. John A.
Long, Capt. James W. Horn, Capt.
oiomolo Pino, Capt. John R. C. Ca-
macho, and Capt. Theodore M.
Captain Long, a native of Jersey
City, N.J., was with the Military
Sea Transport Service from 1951
unt 1 lie joined the Canal organiza-
tion in Februarv 1968.
Captain Horn was born in Steele,
Mo., and was on the Vietnam run
for Mississippi Valley Barge prior
to his employment with the Canal
in December 1967. He also has
worked for the Waterman Steam-
ship Co. and Lykes.
Captain Pino, a naturalized U.S.
citizen, was born in Italy, and
attended the Naval Academy in
Leghorn, and the Nautical Institute
at Savona. He also attended Bowen
Navigation School and holds a
Master U.S. Coast Guard license.
He served in the Italian Navy from
1950 to 1952 and has been em-
ployed b. Gulf Oil, National Bulk,
T. J. Stevenson, National Transport
Co., and the Italian Lines.
Captain Canmacho, a native of
Portugal, is also a naturalized cit-
izen of the United States. He
attended Nautical School in Lisbon
and holds a Master U.S. Coast
Guard license. He has served on
various Portuguese flag vessels and
before coming to the Canal in De-
cember 1967, was employed by the
Atlantic Bulk Trading Corp.
Captain Kirkby was born in Clev-
eland, Ohio, but lived in Panama
from 1945 to 1955. He attended
the University of Illinois and is a
graduate of the California Maritime
Academy. IIe was employed by
Lykes prior to coming to the Canal.

- i

Capt. John A. Long

Capt. James W. Horn

Cat. Romolo Pino
Capt. Romolo Pmo

At The Movies

Week Beginning Saturday, September 6, 1969

BALBOA (Air Conditioned) GATUN *
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:15 p.m.-Mon., Sat.-War Of The Monsters (AYC)
7:30 p.m.-Hannibal Brooks (A) Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-125
Tues., 7:30 p.m.-Dracula Has Risen mins.)-Up Periscope (AYC)
From The Grave (AY) Sun.--The Night They Raided Minsky's
Wed., 7:30 p.m.-The Big Country (AYC) (A)
Thurs, 7:30 p.m.-Romeo And Juliet (AY) Tues.-Support Your Local Sheriff (A)
Fri., 6:15, 8:00 p.m.-The Vengeance Thurs.-Fanny (AY)
Of She (AY) Fri.-Twist Of Sand (AY)

Sat.-Support Your Local Sheriff (A)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-90 mins.)
-The Lion And The Horse (AYC)
Sun.-Mon.-They Came To Rob Las
Vegas (A)
Tues.-Solomon And Sheba (AY)
Wed.-Americanization Of Emily (A)
Thurs.-Serenade (AYC)
Fri.-Legend Of Custer (AY)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-The
Mask (AY)

Sat.-Where Angels Go-Trouble
Follows (AYC)
Sun.-Night Of the Following Day (A)
Tues.-Serenade (AYC)
Wed.-They Came To Rob Las Vegas (A)
Fri.-Solomon And Sheba (AY)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Diary
Of A Madman (AY)

COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned) *
Sat., 7:00 p.m.-Sun., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-
Sweet Charity (AY-excellent, C-no.)
Mon.-Darby's Rangers (A)
Tues.-Wed.-The Legend Of Lylah
Clare (A)
Thurs.-Midnight Raid (A)
Fri.-Something Of Value (AY)

Sat.-Rise And Fall Of The Third
Reich (AY)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-90 mins.)
-Gay Purr-ee (AYC)
Sun.-Mon.-Guns Of The Magnificent
Seven (AY)
Tues.-Fanny (AY)
Wed.-Twist Of Sand (AY)
Thurs.-Nevada Smith (A)
Fri.-Where Angels Go-Trouble
Follows (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Curse
Of The Fly (AY)

Apiarists have calculated that a
bee must travel over 40,000 miles
to collect a pound of honey.
Buzz off, Buster, and get to work.

Special Matinees
(R), AYC or as Listed ***
Saturday, September 6, 1969

10:00 a.m.
Tarzan Goes To India-Jock Mahoney:
See the King of the Jungle in a new
adventure. (SIT.) (Color.) T-103 mins.
2:00 p.m.
John Paul Jones-Rohert Stack: The ad-
venture that stands above alll (Color.)
T-133 mins.
6:15 p.m.
Scaramouche-Stewart Granger: Exciting
swordplay, romance, and comedy.
(Technicolor.) T-121 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Ilelicopter Spies-Robert Vauglm, David
McCallum: Those popular U.N.C.L.E.
agents are at it again. (SIT.) (Color.)
T-102 iins.

2:00 p.m.
Lt. Robin Crusoe-Dick 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.

A11 night shows begin at 7:00 p.m.
except as shown. Program subject to
change without notice.
Y, young people 12 to 16; C, children
8 to 12.
T-Indicates Total Running Time.
R-Indicates Repeat.
SIT-Indicates Spanish Titles.

Capt. John R. C. Camacho

Capt. Theodore M. Kirkby.

By Emily J. Price

Janice Giles Holt has written a
readable blend of fact and fiction
in Six-Horse Hitch set in Fort
Kearney, Nebr., in 1859. The hero,
Starr Fowler, is a stagecoach driver
facing the perils of Indians, out-
laws, and the rugged conditions of
the road itself. The six-horse hitch
was used for the Overland Mail
from the Missouri to the Pacific.
In Pearl S. Buck's new novel The
Three Daughters of Madame Liang
she returns to China for her story
of Chinese people, modem and
traditional, intellectual and simple,
and their reactions to the New
China and the ideas and ideals of
Chairman Mao. Written with skill
and gentleness, the novel is interest-
ing to read but, misses the vivid
impact of her earlier books on
Emma Lathen's new mystery
When in Greece has new adven-
tures of John Putnam Thatcher,
vice president of Wall Street's
Sloan Guaranty Trust. This time he
goes to Greece and protects the
dignity of Sloan against Balkan

1:00-SCN Atternoon News
1:05-Captain Kangaroo
1:55-Parade Of Sports
4:40--Pentagon Forum
5:10-American Sportsman
6:0)--Weekend '69
6:25-Movie Marquee
6f: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:
"The Bushwackers"

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-The Christophers
1:20-The Answer
1:50-One Man-Reverend Leon
2:00-On Campus
2:30-Ted Mack Amateur Hour
3:00-U.S. Open Golf Championship
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-The Gary Moore Show
10:05-The Jewish High Holidays
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 (Mo vie of the Week)
"Six Shootin' Sheriff"
5:30-Untamed World
6:30--Success Story
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Alan And His Buddy
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Armstrong Circle Theater
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



-Gale Storm Show
SCN Afternoon News
Afternoon (Cont.)
"Six Shootin' Sheriff"
G.E. College Bowl
Bill Anderson Show
-SCN News In Spanish
-Bell Telephone Hour
SCN News
Desilu Playhouse
-Canal Zone Calendar
-Armchair Theater:
"The Oxbow Incident"
-To Be Announced
-Focus On Today
-Gale Storm Show

4:15-Animal Secrets
5 00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Six Shootin' Sheriff"
5:30-A Destiny Upon The Waters
(Navy film)
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:
NBC Experiment in
Television: "Pinter
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.)
"Six Shootin' Sheriff"
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Generation Gap
7:30-The King Family
8:00-SCN News
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-The 21st Annual Emmy
Awards (Special)
10:05-Shield of NATO
10:25-Focus On Today
10:45-The Unexpected

4:15-Jeff's Collie
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Six Shootin' Sheriff"
5:30-Charlie Brown and Charles
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:
"School for Scoundrels"
10:40-Focus On Today
ll:00-Heart of the City

Pre-Natal Film

Program Planned

A program of pre-natal films and
discussions, sponsored jointly by'
Coco Solo Hospital and the Divi-
sion of Preventive Medicine, will
lbe conducted in the conference
Iroo of Coco Solo Hospital. The
program will be coordinated with
the Pre-Natal Clinic schedule.
S Films will be shown at 12:30
p.m. as follows: "Personal Care
During Prcgnancl," Monday, Sep-
tembler 8, and Thursday, Septem-
ber 11; "Medical Care During Preg-
nancv," Monday, September 15,
and Thursday, September 18;
"Labor and Delivery," Monday,
September 22, and Thursday, Sep-
tenmbler 25; and "Bathing the Baby,"
Monday, September 29. and Thurs-
( da\, October 2.

bandits and crafty Greek politicians
by using some craft and wit of his
own. This is an amusing suspense
The third novel in Jose Maria
Gironella's great series about mod-
ern Spain is Peace After War. It
continues the story of the citizens
of the Catalan town of Gerona
which began in "The Cypresses
Believe in God" and continued in
"One Million Dead." The time of
the new book is just after the Span-
ish Civil War and the first years
of World War II. Once again the
town comes vividly to life, the
Alvear family has the center of the
stage, with their friends, relatives,
and opponents all moving forward
into an unknown and troubled
world. This series is an engrossing
one which anyone interested in
Spain should read.
Harry Golden, editor of "The
Carolina Israelite" and author of
"Only in America," explores his life
from boyhood to now in his auto-
biography The Right Time. The
book reveals his common sense and
his affectionate hmnor. Many read-
ers will enjoy his very special way
of explaining what it neans to be
an American.


Fivoll Joplc4

The Tivoli Sunday Brunch in the
Roosevelt Room will be resumed
Sunday, September 21, and will be
held each Sunday thereafter. Hours
are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The price
is $1.75 for adults and $1.25 for

The Monday Night Buffet in the
dining room and patio will be re-
sumed Monday, September 22, and
will be a regular Monday feature
at the Tivoli Guest House. Seatings
at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 p.m. Adults
81.65 and children $1.10.



The Canal Zone College Club
will resume this year's activities by
welcoming new and prospective
members at a coffee in the Roose-
velt Room of the Tivoli Guest
House September 13, at 9:30 a.m.
Mrs. Carl J. Browne is chairman
of the committee preparing the
coffee. Mrs. Eldermae A. Duff is
the Inew\ elected president of the

Reservations for the coffee will
be accepted until Thursday, Sep-
temlber 11, by Mrs. Browne, 2-3072,
Mrs. John Hannaman, 27-3-4104,
and Mrs. Julian Hearne. 6-423.


The BPO Elks No. 1414 will
celebrate its 48th anniversary with
a gala ball tomorrow from 9 p.m.
to 1 a.m. There will be cocktails
and dinner will be served at 7 p.m.
Music for dancing will be provided
by Cr:stibIal Mulioz and hiss orches-
Tickets and reservations are avail-
able at the bar. Tickets are 87.50
per couplle and S4 for single. Dress
is coat and tic for all men and
formal attire for all officers.

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(Schedule subject to change without notice)


September 5, 1969

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Works for

R.P. Schools

A social assistance program dedi-
cated to improving educational fa-
cilities in the surrounding areas of
Panama City is being carried on by
the Social Assistance Caravan, a
group of Panamanian women,
women of the diplomatic and con-
sular corps and wives of Canal
Proceeds from "Around The
\World Festival," a production they
sponsored last year made possible
the opening of a small school in
Cerro Azul last February.
This year the Caravan is pre-
senting another great production,
"A Honeymoon Around the World."
It will be held at the auditorium of
the Javier High School in Panama
City September 11 and 12, at 8
p.m. Proceeds from this production
will go to the schools at Tocumen
and Los Lotes.
The production will be under
the direction of Tony Mata, a young
Panamanian well known to Canal
Zone artistic circles. The Ministry
of Education, the Department of
Fine Arts, and the U.S. Southern
Command also are cooperating with
the production.
A well-known steel band from
Curagao will provide the music for
the show.
There will be several door prizes
such as two round trip tickets to
Miami, cash prizes, credits at stores,
a round trip to Mexico, one to
Curacao, one to San Jose, Costa
Rica, and also one to Caracas, Ve-
nezuela. There also will be raffles.
Tickets for the show are $2.50
for adults and $1 for students. They
are available at F6lix B. Maduro,
Casa Salom6n, Casa Admirable, Nat
Mindez Jewelry Store, Gran Morri-
son, Madurito, S.A., Hotel Conti-
nental, and Hotel El Panami.

Telephone Book

New Listings

Being Accepted
New listings for the Classified
Section of the Panama Canal 1970
Telephone Directory are now being
accepted and should be submitted
no later than October 1. The change
in submittal date will enable the
printer to have the directory ready
for publication on or about Jan-
uary 2, 1970.
Listings should be typewritten
and submitted in duplicate to the
Telephone Directory Clerk, Com-
munications Branch, Electrical Di-
vision, Drawer "C", Balboa Heights.
Charges for non-subscriber listings
will be at the regular tariff rate.
Company names will be accepted
also for listing in alphabetical order
in the white pages of the directory.
Any inquiries regarding listings
should be nade to the Telephone
Directory Clerk, telephone 2-2345,
or Room 345, Administration Build-
ing, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

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 mate-
rial can be received and pro-
cessed for use thile same week as
late as noon Tuesday. Mail mate-
wAY, Box M, Balboa Heights,
Canal Zone.

The rumbling, jerking, and rat-
tling of the Panama Railroad are
becoming only a nostalgic memory
to passengers who have used the
railroad for a number of years.
With little fanfare, railroad offi-
cials state they have reached the
three quarter mark in a massive up-
grading program which has in-
cluded adding new creosoted cross
ties, ballast, track, and in addition,
track alignment improvements.
The goal is to make the 47-mile
ride across the Isthmus as smooth
as possible.
Approximately 400,000 yellow
pine and Douglas fir ties have al-
ready been replaced, and up to
10,000 cubic yards of ballast from
the Sosa Hill quarry have been
added to the roadbed.
Working at night, a $100,000
electronic tietamper and track liner
has been moving along the track
packing ballast under the ties and
raising or lowering the track as
Presently at Gatun, the tietamper
will complete its terminal to ter-
minal run by mid-October, accord-
ing to officials of the Railroad Divi-
The tietamper, a new acquisition
of the Transportation and Terminals
Bureau, was placed in operation in
May. Once the roadbed and track
have been lined and tamped, the
machine will keep it that way dunr-
ing routine maintenance projects.
Packing ballast under railroad
ties has usually been the task of
a gang of workers slowly and
methodically walking along the
track tamping the rock with hand-
Actually a combination tamper
and track liner, the tietamper is two
The track liner portion, which
moves ahead of the tamper, is basic-
ally an electric eve which through
an electrical connection tells the
tamper whether tlie track needs to
be lower or higher. The tamper,
getting its instructions Iromn tihe
liner, tamps the proper amount of
bal lst under the ties which pllts
the track in place.
The tietamper operates at about

1,200 feet an hour. Doing the same
job by hand would take approxina-
tely 8 hours.

The Canal Zone Orchid Society,
whose members have won prizes
in the United States and Colombia,
has launched a membership drive
to take in new members from the
Canal Zone and the Republic of
Panama. Membership is open to
anyone interested in growing or
collecting orchids.
Members are accepted during the
club's monthly meetings held every
third Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the
Jewish Welfare Board Center on
La Boca Road, Balboa. The next
meeting will be September 15.

After the tietamper completes its
initial job, passenger train speed
will be increased to 50 miles an
hour from its present 45.
The next project will be to re-
place the 30- to 40-year-old steel
rails. Some rail will be renewed
this fiscal year, but the bulk of the
work will take place in fiscal year
1971 and 1972.
Construction of the Panama Rail-
road was completed nearly 115
years ago. The first train steamed
across the Isthmus in 5 hours Jan-
uary 28, 1855.
Track improvement began in
earnest about S years ago with the
replacement of cross ties and bal-
last. Donald R. Brayton, manager
of the Railroad Division, said that
after the track is aligned passengers
will get "a first class ride."

Girl Scouts Clean-up

y **"

Cadette Girl Scouts practice camp craft while participating in overnight
camping. They practiced camp lore and cooked and prepared their own
meals during a weeklong day camp of the Girl Scout Central Command.
Shown at their campsite at Scout Island, Fort Amador, are, left to right:
Louise Deboer, Sharon Souder, assistant leader, Karen Sherry, Debi Croft,
and Kathy McDaniel.

(On the basis of total Federal Service)
20 Years

Robert Edward Medinger
Supervisory Admeasurer
David H. Dare
General Foreman, Lock
Ricardo P6rez
Seaman, Launch
Alvin H. Hassock
Augusto GonzAlez
Leader Linehandler-
Deckhand Boatswain
Manuel Montout
Clarence E. Bennett
Asphalt or Cement Worker
James Pritchard
Helper Lock Operator

Arnold O. Hudson
Francisco Ortiz
Leader Dock Stevedoring
Euribiades Jaen
Alberto Ortega
Jorge L. Pico
Jose A. Mendoza
Aston L. Morris
Cargo Checker
Jose M. Maza C.

Ambrosio Espada B.
Garbage Collector
Pedro P. CArdenas
Lionel A. McDonald
High Lift Truck Operator
Carlos McFarlane
Warehouseman-Cold Storage
Edith W. Cotton
Supervisory Clerical Assistant
Frederick M. Baker
Electrician (Lineman)
Harold Fairclough B.

Lillian F. Beall
Teacher, Elementary
U.S. Schools
Dova D. Antill
Teacher, Elementary
U.S. Schools
Stephen R. Peck
Assistant Professor,
C.Z. College
Dona A. Helmerichs
Teacher, Elementary
U.S. Schools
Fred E. Perra
District Police Commander
Marie H. Neal
Principal, Elementary
U.S. Schools
Betsy R. Hoenke
Administrative Officer
Sydney R. Cain

Heron C. Guild
Nursing Assistant, Psychiatry

Section D at Gamboa will be
closed for inventory all day Tues-
day, September 16, and again for
Irecount Wednesday, October 1.
li'Iergency issues will be made only
'when requested at division head
level. All units should obtain suffi-
cient operating supplies prior to
the closing dates to protect their
needs dcriniri thie periods the sec-
tion \\ ll be closed. Sales from the
section under inventory or re-
count will Iie prohibited during the

The electronic eye portion of the Panama Railroad's section. The electric eye tells the tamper whether the
new tictamper moves ahead of the tamping and lining track is high or low. (More photos in Spanish section.)


Panama Railroad /4 Finished

Big Improvement Program


September 5, 1969

Son of CZ. Couple Stars

For Little League Team

Brian Kennon
Brian Kennon, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Sid Kennon, of Diablo, re-
cently, helped lead the Sedalia,
Mo., Little League All Stars to a
second place finish in the Central
States Little League Champion-

(Continued from p. 1)
train, by reason of its speed or near-
ness to such crossing, is an imme-
diate hazard.
(4) An approaching train is
plainly visible and is in hazardous
proximity to such crossing.
The regulation also states that
no person shall drive any vehicle
through, around, or under any
crossing gate or barrier at a rail-
road grade crossing while the gate
or barrier is closed or is opening
or closing.
The Canal Zone Police cautions
all motorists to consider railroad
crossings extremely dangerous and
to develop the habit of slowing
down and looking in both direc-
tions before crossing regardless of
whether or not signals are operating.
It is difficult for operators of
motor vehicles to hear crossing
signals and locomotive horns when
windows are rolled up and music
is being played inside. Air-condi-
tioned cars, radios, and tape players,
as well as a preoccupied or dis-
tracted driver, add to the hazards
of railroad crossings here in the
Canal Zone.

Postal Division
(Continued from p. 1)
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. There are many
items for the home including coffee
and tea sets, sheet and pillow case
sets, electric frying pans, mixers,
and many other useful articles.
There are a number of toys in-
cluding dolls, a boat model, and
a phonograph as well as items of
interest to men such as drill
presses, electric saws, and numer-
ous wrist watches.

(Continued from p. 1)
ing locations: Cristobal. the Local
900 CIO office, and Santa Cruz at
the Multi-Purpose Center, Septem-
ber 9 at 7 p.m.; Pedro Miguel-
Paraiso, Paraiso High School, Sep-
tember 11, at 7 p.m.; and Ancon,
the Credit Union Office, Building
No. 424-A, September 19, at 7 p.m.

ships, and the best finish ever by
a; Missouri team.
Brian and his teammates began
their quest for a Little League
World Series berth at the Con-
cordia, Mo., tournament where
Brian hurled a no-hit, no-run game
and hit a 2-run homer to lead his
team to an 8 to 0 win. Brian next
pitched a 4 to 0 shut-out in the
Concordia championship game.
Sedalia then advanced to the
Missouri and Oklahoma district
playoffs at Joplin, Mo. In the first
game, Sedalia defeated De Soto,
Mo., 1 to 0. Brian pitched a 7 to 0
victory in the championship game
against Bartlesville, Okla. He also
slamuned a 2-run homer in this
At Omaha, Nebr., site of the
Division 1 championship layoffs,
Sedalia defeated Des Moines,
Iowa, 2 to 1 on the strength of a
home run by Brian. Sedalia next
tangled with Green Bay, Wis., for
the nine-State, Division 1, cham-
pionship. Brian pitched 15 strike-
outs on his way to a 4 to 1 victory
and contributed a double and single
from the plate.
Sedalia's Little League stars
traveled to Ottumwa, Iowa, in
search of the Central States Cham-
pionship and a beth in the Little
League World Series. Sedalia de-
feated Gaylord, Mich., 7 to 0 but
was shutout 2 to 0 by Elyria, Ohio.
Brian allowed only two hits and
didn't walk a man while the Elyria
hurler gave up four hits, two of
them to Brian. Elyria later finished
third in the Little League World
tournament at Williamsport, Pa.
During the regular Little League
season Brian's pitching record was
six wins against no losses, including
five no-hit, no-run games. He also
led the regular league and the tour-
nament team in hitting. In his most
recent game, he pitched a no-hit
game for the Canal All Stars de-
feating the Chitre All Stars at the
inauguration of the Chitre Stadium.

Pen Women

Will Meet

The Canal Zone and Panama
Branch of the National League of
American Pen Women will resume
monthly meeting tomorrow at 11:30
a.m. in the Railroad Room of the
Tivoli Guest House.
Following the business meeting,
Here will be a luncheon and pro-
gram for members, their guests, and
those interested in joining the club.
An organization for women en-
gaged in the creative arts, the Pen
Women offers membership to
authors, dramatists, editors, poets,
press and periodical writers, archi-
tects, artists, cartoonists, illustrators,
sculptors, composers of music, lec-
turers, research workers, and women
Working in othie related fields.
lHeadquarters are in Washing-
ton, D.C., with branch membership
extended to all States in the United
States and Panama. Local meetings
are held on the first Saturday
morning of each month, except for
June, July, and August, at 11:30
a.m. at the Tivoli Guest House.
The Little Art Gallery in the
Tivoli, which presents a new art
show each month, is a project of
the Pen Women. A general art show
by the members will be featured in
September with tie public invited
to view and purchase the works on
display. All paintings to be included
in the show must be presented to
the gallery between 9 and 11 a.m.

Ob-Gyn Chief
(Continued from p. 1)
at the McDonald Army Hospital,
Fort Eustis, Va.; and assistant chief,
Ob-Gyn, Brooke General Hospital.
During his 20 years of military
service, he has been awarded the
bronze star and Army\ commenda-
tion medal with oak leaf cluster.
Colonel Irvin also has been certified
by the American Board of Obste-
trics and Gynecology.
lie and his wife, Christine, have
three children: Robert W. III, 19;
Ivy, 16; and Steve, 11. Colonel Irvin
arrived on the Isthmus August 29.

Col. Robert Irvin, Jr.

Red Cross Worker
(Continued from p. 1)
sented the Canal Zone at many
Mrs. Kennedy who left the Isth-
mus Tuesday night for Gulfport,
makes her home with her son,
E. M. Kennedy, District Engineer,
Atlantic District, Maintenance Divi-


A collection of Canal Zone stamps
which had been resting in a bank
vault for almost 40 vears was sold
recently at a public auction by Earl
P. L. Apfelbaumn, Inc. The stamps,
for the most part, were bought as
current new issues by the original
owner and were then mounted and
written up in a scholarly manner.
Doubtless the gentleman who com-
piled the collection would have
been astounded had he known that
it was destined to sell for almost
Bill Kilgallen, retired and living
in Scranton, Pa., writes that he has
been ill for some time and is just
now getting back to his former self.
Our regards to Bill, whom many of
you will remember as the perennial
character actor in Theatre Guild
productions, and best wishes for a
speedy recovery.

They had a rather unusual "first"
at the Canal Zone Library last
week. One small boy, age 5, caught
his head between the steel book
stacks and the library wall, and
couldn't get it out again despite the
best efforts of the library staff.
A phone call brought Fire Chief
W. G. Dolan and, with a style
reminiscent of that famous mild-



mannered reporter Clark Kent, he
pushed against the steel stacks and
freed the trapped youngster. With
his ears intact, yet.

Bob Jeffrey, who recently re-
turned from States leave, says that
one of the most advertised new
products on television is a weight-
reducing belt. The belt, which con-
tains 20 pounds of lead shot, is
guaranteed to make you lose up to
10 pounds in a month. The only
drawback is that it gives you a
hernia in 3 days.

Old Confusion Saying: "If man
spoke only about that which he
really knows, the world would soon
become a silent planet."
To Ken Goldsberry for telling us
that he quit smoking U.S. cigarettes
and switched to local brands be-
cause they are safer. They don't
have a warning on the pack.

"From the Learvs Mind" will
make their first appearance at the
Balboa Teen Club and play for the
dancing crowd, tonight 7:30 to
11:30 Dress: casual wear.

September 5, 1969

Lo- Va-

Bureau or Division tion
Maintenance A
Gorgas Hospital P
Railroad A
Terminals A
Navigation P
Engineering P
Railroad P
Office of the Comptroller P
Personnel Director Office P
Maintenance P
Health A
Comptroller P
Comptroller P
Schools A
Locks A/P
Dredging G
Engineering P
Engineering P
Railroad P
Maintenance P
Engineering P
Navigation A
Sanitation A
Dredging C
Library P
Terminals A
Locks A/P
Industrial A
Dredging G
Engineering P
Police A
Police A/P
Schools A/P
Maintenance A/P
Navigation P
Industrial A
Gorgas Hospital P
Electrical P

Gorgas Hospital

Coco Solo Hospital

A i

citizens lby the appropriate differential plus
ipplica.ble. 1 Indicates ai written test require-
a security position to be filled only by a
cr information may ble obtained from the
laccinnt Branch, telephone 2-1221, 2-3618,
in officials should not be contacted directly..

Page 4


In-Service Employee Transfer-Vacancy Bulletin

Base Rate
Accounts Maintenance Clerk, NM-3 --____---$3,702.40
Administrative Officer, NM-9/11 ------$8,403.20/$10,025.60
Brakeman, M-7 --- ------------ --- ----------------$1.66
Cargo Marker, NM-1 (F.F.H.) ------ ----- -- ----- $1.30
Chief Engineer, Towboat, FE-11_.. ---------. ----- $4.41
Civil Engineer, NM-9 _--- ------- $9,984.00
Clerk (Checker), NM-2_--- .._- ------ ____---- $2,766.40
Clerk-Stenographer, NM-4 ---- --- --- --- $5,137.60
Clerk-Stenographer, NM-5 1 ---------$5,699.20
Clerk-Typist, NM-21 __- ... ------------------- $2,766.40
Clinical Nurse, NM-5/7 ------- ---$6,406.40/$7,176.00
Computer Programer, NM-9/11 --------- $8,403.20/$10,025.60
Computer Systems Analyst, NM-12_------- -_ $11,897.60
Dressing Room Attendant, NM-2 (Female) -- ----- $2,766.40
Electrician, M-11 ------ ---------.----------$3.36
Engineer, Dredge, FE-11___--------- ____-- $4.41
Engineering Draftsman (General), NM-6 ----------- $6,302.40
General Engineer, NM-12 --------------$12,272.00
Helper Machinist, M-5 --------------------- ----$1.38
Helper Plumber, M-5_ .._-..-- ---------- ------------ $1.38
Illustrator, NM-7/8 ..- ------$6,947.20/$7,654.40
Laborer (Cleaner), M-1 ------- ----- --.---__-- $1.30
Laborer (Heavy-Pest Control), M-4 ._----- ------ ---- ----_$1.36
Leader Core Drill Operator (Subaqueous), MS-2a/11---- $3.74
Library Aid, NM-2 (Part-Time NTE 30-Hour Week) ------- $1.33
Linehandler, M-4 ___._--$1.36
Machinist, M-11 .----...--------.- -- _$3.36
Machinist (Marine), M-11 -- _- -------- ----- $3.36
Mate Dredge, FE-8 ----- -- -- -- -.----- --------- $3.84
Meteorologist, NM-11/12 $.. .---11,003.20/$11,897.60
Police Private, PL-1 (Bilingual)__ -.--.. __. _$7,2S0.00
Police Private, PL-1 ------------------------ -- $7.280.00
Recreation Aid, NM-3 (Intermittent)- -------- ------- $1.78
Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Mechanic, M-11 -_ -- ____. $3.36
Reporting Stenographer, NM-6' --- _-_-$6,302.40
Shipfitter, M-11 ------- --- -------------------- $3.36
Supply Clerk, NM-4/5 --$------ .-- -$5,137.60/$5,699.20
Telephone Operator, NM-31 (Part-Time NTE 30-IHour Week) __-.$1.78
Clerk-Typist, NM-4 1 (NTE 1 Year)_ ._ .. _- $5,137.60
Linehandler, M-4 (NTE 1 Year) .._---. -- $1.36
Medical Technologist, NM-5 (NTE 9-30-69) _____. -$5,699.20
Office Draftsman, NM-4 (NTE 6-20-70) (Intermittent) .,5,137.60
File Clerk, NM-2 (NTE 7-1-70)- -$2,766.40
Application must be submitted on Form 433, APPLICATION increased for U.S.
FOR TRANSFER. A separate application ninst be submitted a tax factor where
for each job listed. W Vhen applying for more than one pl)oition, inint. signifies
indicate Ist choice, 2d choice, etc. Positions listed in English U.S. citizen. Iurth
and Spanish do not require knowledge of English. New listings Employme nt and P]
are shown in boldface type. The base rates sho\\n will he or 3-1288. Employ



Vol. VIII, No. 12 Mds de 50 Aios al Servicio del Comercio Mondial Viernes 5 de Septiembre de 1969

Con Mas de 500 Anos

De Servicio se Jubilan 18

Dicciocho empleados i el Cuanal
dc PananIa, cuyo servicio con el
Canal alcanz6 a mAs tde 500 aios,
se jubilaron durante cl mes de agos-
to. Aquellos que sc encontraban
todavia en el Istmo asistieron a la
ceremonial en el Sal6n de Conferen-
cias del Edificio de Administraci6n
v el Gobernador de la Zona del
Canal, W. P. Leber les entreg6 los
ccrtificados de jubilaci6n.
IIablando brevemente a los jubi-
lados, el Cohernador Leber les dio
las gracias por sus muchos afos de
servicio en la empresa del Canal.
Iizo referencia a la reciente cele-
braci6n del 559 aniversario del
Canal de PanamA y la extraordina-
ria marca que ha mantenido duran-
te esos tantos afios. Mencion6 tam-
bien la inauguraci6n de la maqueta
del Canal que muestra la operaci6n
de la via acuotica. El Gobernador
sefial6 que los ingenieros que dise-
iaron el Canal hicieron un gran
trabajo, pero aquellos que contri-
buyeron a que tuviera 6xito son los
empleados quienes durante 55 afios
han hecho possible hacer pasar mas
y mas barcos a trav\s del Canal.

Arriba Nuevo

Jefe de OB-GIN

En Salubridad
El Coronel Robert W. Irvin, Jr.,
cx comandante en jefe del Hospital
del Ej6rcito de EE. UU. en Fuerte
Polk, Louisiana, ha sido asignado
como jefe de la Sececi6n de Obste-
tricia y Ginecologia (Ob-Cin) de la
Direcei6n de Salubridad de la Zona
del Canal.
El Coronel Irvin sucede al Coro-
nel Alvin Sholk quien fue trasla-
dado a Frankfurt, Alemania, como
consultor de Obstetricia y Cineco-
logia para el comando del Ej6rcito
de EE. UU. en Europa.
En Fuerte Polk el Coronel Irvin
fue tambiin cirujano del puesto, y
director del Departamento de Acti-
vidades M6dicas.
Educado en el Colegio Roanoke
de Virginia y en la Escuela de Me-
(Continmia en la pdgina 4)

El ex Representante Maurice B.
Thatcher, de Washington, D.C., el
inico miembro vivo de la Comi-
si6n del Canal Istmico \v una de las
figures centrales de los dias de la
construcci6n del Canal, celebr6 su
999 cumpleafios el 15 de agosto,
el mlismo dia en que cl Canal cele-
br6 sii 559 aniversario.
El WASIIHINGTON Pos'r destaco
los sucesos de ilmportancia en la
vida del ilustre "graduado" de la or-
ganizaci6n del Canal y public una
historic y fotografias en si edicion
del 16 die agosto.
De acuerdo con la cir)nica del
PosT, Tlhatcher, quien cs aIbogado,
esta pensando en abandonmi la
prititca de la abogacia )y dedicar
su tiempo a la poesia. Es on poeta
distinguido y lia cescrito nluIchos
poemas relacionaldos con el Canal
de Panama y los hombres v muje-
rcs que trabajan alli. En aiir.s re-
cientes se ha mantenido ocupado
trabajando con un escritor ayudan-
te en sus voluninosos archives v\
recortes de prensa, que cuando
scan terminados serAn donados al

John Lawrence, un oficinista en
la Division de Mantenintiento en el
sector Atlintico, con casi 52 anios
de servicio en el Canal, cra el pri-
mero en nimero de afios.
El siguiente puesto en afios de
servicio lo tenia Christopher N.
Lewis, operario de maquinaria en
la Division Industrial, con mis de
:38 aios de servicio con el Canal.
Aquellos que se jubilaron del ser-
icio con el Canal de PanamA, sus
lugares de empleo y las posiciones
q(ue tuvieron, son los siguientes:
Jorge E. Aguas, Ingeniero Mecanico
de Turno, Divisi6n de Electrici-
dad, sector Pacifico: 11 anios,
8 meses.
Jorge C. Cafiizales, Carpintero, Di-
visi6n de Mantenimiento, sector
Pacifico: :31 afios, 8 meses, 18
Pastor ChAivez G., Obrero, Divi-
si6n de Servicios Comunales, sec-
tor Pacifico: 23 ailos, 4 meses,
19 dias.
Sra. Helen E. Chislhoin, Analista
de Presupuestos, Divisi6n de Es-
tudios sobre Canal a Nivel, sec-
tor Pacifico: 27 anios, 8 meses, 20
Leopoldo De Cracia, Pulidor de
Cemento, Divisi6n de Manteni-
miento, sector Pacifico: 32 aios,
4 meses. 27 dias.
Herschell W. Dempsey, Sr., Policia
Raso, Divisi6n de Policia, sector
Pacifico: 25 aaios, 6 meses, 26
Alberto G6ndola, Guardia, Divisi6n
de Terminales, sector Atlintico:
24 anos, 3 meses, 3 dias.
Josd A. Arias, Primer Capataz, Ope-
rario de Equipo de Mantenimien-
to de Predios, Divisi6n de Man-
tenimiento, sector AtlAntico: 26
afios, 8 meses, 10 dias.
James A. Hoverson, Capataz Gene-
ral Mecanico de Refrigeraci6n y
Acondicionamieuto de Aire, Di-
visi6n de Manteniiniento, sector
Atlintico: 27 aeios, 2 dias.
Clarence Jacobson, Subjefe Opera-
rio de la Caseta de Control, Di-
visiin de Esclusas, sector Paci-
fico: 24 afios, 1 mes, 2 dias.
John Lawrence, Oficinista, Divi-
sion de Mantenimiento, sector
Atlhntico: 51 afios, 10 moeses, 5

(Continiia en la pdgina 4)

Tcmplo Mas6nico en Washington.
Como miembro de la Comisi6n
del Canal Istmico, el "Colernador"
Thatcher encabez6 la Administra-
ci6n Civil de la Zona del Canal
desde 1910 hasta 1913 v desde en-
toncCs ha tomado interns active en
el Canal de PanamA y la Repfiblica
de Panami' y frecuentemente par-
ticipai en actos relaciollados con
cllos. Mientras servia en el Con-
greso de 1923 a 1933, present la
legislaci6n que llev6 a la construc-
cion de la Carretera Thatcher y el
Ferry Thatcher y tambidn patro-
cin6 la legislaci61n que cre el La-
boratorio Conmemorativo Gorgas
en la ciudadl de Panania. La inves-
tigaacion en este laboratorio ha be-
neficiado no s6lo a los istmeiios
sino tamlbin a los Ialbitantes de
los tl6picos en todo el munldo.
thatcher alent6 medidas tomadas
por el Congreso las cualeIs propor-
cionaron jubilaciones para los emm-
pleados del Canal no cildadanos
de los Estados Unidos y reciente-
(Continua en la pdigi w 4)

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Apretando la roca de balasto bajo los durmientes de la izquierda
madera, la nueva apisonadora de durmientes del Ferro- cando la lii
carril de Panama trabaja a una velocidad de aproxi- .de durmien
madamente 1.200 pies por hora. Las puntas de acero terminara s
que se ven abajo en el centro hacen vibrar la roca que de octubre.
sc encuentra debajo de los durmientes. La parte de

Estan Haciendo Mejoras

A Linea del Ferrocarril

El ruido, el traqueteo y las sacu-
didas del Ferrocarril de Panami
estan convirtiendose en s6lo un re-
cuerdo nostilgico para los pasaje-
ros que han usado ese ferrocarril
durante cierto ninlero de ainos.
Con poca fanfarria, aseguran los
funcionarios del ferrocarril, se ha
alcanzado el 75 por ciento en un
prograira masivo de mejoras que
ha incluido la adici6n de durmien-
tes creosotadlos, balasto y rieles nue-
vos, ademis de mejoras en la ali-
neaci6n de la via.
El prop6sito es hacker lo mais sua-
ve possible el recorrido de 47 mills
a trav6s del Istmo.
Unos 400.000 durmientes de pino
amarillo y de abeto Douglas ya han
sido reemnplazados y en la capa de
balasto se han afiadido 10.000 yar-
das cubicas de hbalasto procedentes
de la cantera del Cerro Sosa.
Trabajando de noche, una apiso-
nadora de durmlientes y alineadora
de rieles electr6nica hat estado mo-
vidndose a lo largo de la via, api-
sonado el balasto bajo los durmien-
tes v levantando Io Iajando la via
scgin hia side neccsario.
Actualmente en Gatilin, la iniiquii-
na cfectfia su trabajo sobre unos
1.200 pics de via cada hora y ter-
iminarai su recorrido total para me-
diados de octubre, de acuerdo con
lo declarado por los funcionarios de
!ia Divisi6n de Ferrocarril.
Esta matquina electr6nicia, niieva
adquisicion de la Direcci6n de
Transport v Terminalcs, estaba
list para opera en mayo. Unai vez
que la via y la capa de balasto
havan sido alineadas y apisonadas,
la maquina las conservarin asi por
inedio de pasadas rutinarias de
El apisonamiento del Ialasto de-
bajo de los durmientcs del ferro-
carril hai sido ordimuaiatmente el tra-
bajo de una cuadrilla de trabaja-
cdolcs que leuta v metodicamente
'an caminando a lo largo de la via,
apisonando la roca con herrainien-
tas de mano.

Siendo en realidad una combina-
ci6n de apisonadora de durmientes
v de alineadora de via, la maquina
en cuesti6n es dos nmaquinas en una.
La porci6n que alinea la via, que
se mueve adelante de la apisona-
(Continda en la pdgina 4)

a que asemeja un pedestal sube o baja colo-
nea en su debida posici6n. La apisonadora
tes se encuentra ahora misnio en Gat6n y
u primer recorrido de la line a mediados

Llegara Nuevo Director de

Ingenieria y Construccion
El Coronel Charles 1R. Clark, el incluyen dos Cruces del Valor, una
nuevo Director de Ingenieria y Medalla de Honor, Primera Clase,
Construcci6n del Canal, Ilegari el y la Medalla del Ministerio de
10 de septiembre a la Zona del Obras Publicas, Primera Clase. Ade-

Canal para asumir sus funciones.
(Foto en la secci6n inglesa.)
El Coronel Clark viene de Viet-
nam donde comand6 el Grupo 799
de Ingenieros, asignado a un area
muy active de hostilidades en las
fronteras cambodianas al norte y
al oeste de Saig6n.
Antes de hacerse cargo del co-
mando del grupo sirvi6 durante un
afio con el estado mayor del Co-
mando de Ayuda Militar como Jefe
de la Divisi6n de Lineas de Comu-
nicaci6n, Direcci6n de Construc-
ci6n. El Coronel Clark lia servido
en todos los tires distritos de Il Di-
visi6n del Oc6ano Pacifico y ha te-
nido un1a variedad de otros puestos
de estado mayor y de comando en
Washington, D.C., y por todos los
Estados Unidos lo mismo que en
iinmerlosos lugares en ultramnar.
Las condecoraciones del Coronel
Clark incluyen tires premios de la
Legi6n del Merito, cuattro Meda-
Ilas Comendatorias del Ej6rcito,
dos Mcedallas Comendatorias de la
Fuerza Aerea, la Mcdalla de la Es-
trella de Bronce, y seis premios tde
la Medalla AIrea. Tambi6n es Ca-
liallero de la Orden Nacional de
Vietnam, la mans alta condecoraci6n
de la Repiblica de Vietnam. Sus
otras condecoraciones vietnamitas

mwis, ostenta numerosas medallas de
Nativo de Eau Claire, Wiscon-
sin, el Coronel Clhuk se gradu6 en
la Universidad de Wisconsin con el
(Contin6a en la pdgina 4)

iCuidado con

Los Autobuses

De Escolares!
Ahora, que las escuelas han abier-
to nuevaniente, se rccuerdal a los
conductors de vehiculos que deben
tener much cuidado cuando mane-
jen por dreas escolares y que se
fijen en los niiios que \an o vienen
de la escucla. Las sefiales de tran-
sitol (e marcan los cerces ide esco-
lares deben scr respetadas estric-
Se reccuerda a los conductors
(]ue todo \ve]i'culo, no import la
dirccciin (ien e vaya, dele dete-
nerse 1or lo mlenos a 10 pies de
distancia de tin itatobu's escolar (llie
se haya detenido lpaa recibir o
dcjar estudiantes, y cuyas Ilces
cstcn parpadcando. No dcl)crin se-
guir l mar cha hasta qluie el auto-
(Contina en la pligina 4)

Esclusas de Miraflores__ 2,251
Esclusas de Gatlin ____ 401
Jardines de Summit ___ 231
Maqueta y Museo_____ 1,362
Las Cruccs, 6 viajes 459
Castel Felice 1,014
Fair Star--_ __ 1,512
Gran total __. 7,230

Maurice Thatcher se

Dedicara a la Poesia

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Septiembre 5, 1969



9:30-Conozca el Mundo
1 0:00-Todo por la Patria
11:30-Mi Amigo el Mago
12:30-Show del lMediodia
2:30-Reprise de la Novela de las (i
1:3 0-Los Invencibles
(i(1 -La Novicia Voladora
(i 30 I!El Zorroi
8: ()- El Gran Chaparral
9: 0) Ladr6n sin Destiino
Il) 00) Premiere de Calia

11:15- Carnaval ldet Cartones
11:30--El Teatro del Oeste
12:00-Buggs Bunny
1 2:30-Notieias
:()0-Slhow de la Una
3:30--Dias de Nuestras Vidas
4:00-Latidos de Bourbon Street
5:00-E1 Hombre del Rifle
5:30-Abbott y Costello
7:30-Tres Patines
8:00-La Patrulla Juvenil
9:00-Viaie a lo Desconocido
10:3- 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
9:30-E1 Fantasma y la Sra. Muir
10:30--77 Sunset Strip

I 1:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-El 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
6:30 Noticias
7:30--E Show de TV-2
8:30-Mi Amigo Toni
9:30--Ballinger de Chicago
10:30--77 Sunset Strip

I1.15--Carnaval de Cartones
11:30--E 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
:00 -Telenovela
8:00-Audacia es el Juego
9:3(l--Mi Mujer es Itechicera
10:3 77 Sunset Strip



8 00-

-Carnaval de (ICartones
-El Teatro del Oeste
-Buggs Buln111y
-Show de la Uina
-Dias de Nuestras Vidas
Latidos de Bourbon Street
-El Hombre del Rifle
El Caf6 Squirt
-Reto al Mial
El Show de Jose Feliciano
77 Sunset Strip

-Conozca el Mundo
Carnival de Cartones
El Paijaro Carpintero
Los Tres Chiflados
-De 'Mujer a Mujer
-Reprise de h Novela de las 7
Deportes en TV-2
-Mis Adorables Sobrinos
Tierra de Gigantes
Viaje a las Estrellas
-Cine S-ibado





La Sra. Jean Duncan de Mathurin es oficinista de cla-
sificaci6n y salario en la Oficina de Personal de Cris-
t6bal. Nacida en la ciudad de Col6n, alli hizo sus
studios primaries en cl Colegio de San Jos6 de los
Padres Paulinos, liabiendo pasado luego a la Escuela
Secundaria de Rainbow City y despues a la Prepara-
toria de la Universidad en la Zona del Canal. Al ter-
minar alli, ha tomado various cursos en la Extensi6n
de la Universidad de La Florida en la Zona del Canal.
Lace unos 10 aiios contrajo matrimonio con Frantz
Mathurin y tienen un nifiito de 5 afos extremada-
mente activo y travieso. "Esa es la raz6n por la que
va no puedo estudiar m6s", dice sonriendo la Sra.
Mathurin y agrega: "Todo mi tiempo libre se lo lleva
Gerardo", que asi es como se llama el nifio. Actual-
mcnte, los esposos Mathurin viven en su bella resi-
dencia de la Barriada Tagar6pulos, en la poblaci6n
de Sabanitas, situada a unas 7 millas de la ciudad de
Col6n. Desde nifia ufe muy active en los asuntos reli-
giosos y de la comunidad y lo sigue siendo. Es la secre-
taria de la Junta Catblica de Sabanitas, coordinadora
del Movinliento Familiar Cristiano en esa poblaci6n,
es la organista de la iglesia y ayuda a su esposo en
la direcciin del coro de la iglesia del lugar, ademris


La Seccion D

Sera Cerrada

Por Inventario

La Secci6n D en Gamboa per-
manecera cerrada por inventario
todo el dia martes 16 de septiem-
bre, y nuevamente para recuento
el mi6rcoles 19 de octubre. Las en-
tregas de urgencia scrAn hechas so-
lamente cuiando scan solicitadas por
los jefes de division. Todas las uni-
dades deberin obtener suficiente
material de operaci6n antes de las
fechas de cierre, para proteger sus
necesidades durante los periods en
que la secci6n permanecern cerra-
da. Las ventas de la secci6n en in-
ventario o recuento seran prohibi-
das durante los cierres.



Juegos Deportivos

ydel Caribe.

P .. r N w.-, r41....A /Al a

de ser president del Club de Padres de Familia del
kindergarten de la iglesia. "Me queda muy poco tiempo
libre, pero siempre que puedo, los domingos, me doy
mi escapadita a la Playa de Maria Chiquita y otras
veces hasta los Jardines de Summit, que es el lugar
preferido de Gerardito, quien se vuelve loco viendo
a los animalss. La Sra. de Mathurin es entusiasta de
la misica clasica y la poblaci6n del Interior que mis
le gusta es Chitr6.

Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pa-
nama. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya
fuere verbal o escrita de cualquier cro-
nica o noticia aqui aparecida, sin
necesidad de solicited express.
Gobhrnador de la Zona del Canal
Jefe de la Oficina de Informacion
La informaci6n que se deseare publi-
car en el SPIL .WAY debe ser enviada
a la oficina del Jefe de Prensa. Dirigir
la correspondencia a PANA.MA CANAL
SPIL'.i.WAY, Apartado M, Balboa, Zona
del Canal.
Distribucidn gratnita a todos los
em )leados del Canal de Panamml.
Valor de la subscripci6n para otros
(incluvendo envio por correo) $2.60 al
afio. Los cheques deben hacerse pa-
iaderos al Panama Canal Company y
dirigidos a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions,
Box M, Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

El entusiasmo es una fuerza con-
tagiosa que nos comunica el deseo
de trabajar, de actuar, de expresar-
nos. La inteligencia sin entusiasmo
se asemeja a un magnifico autom6-
vil sin combustible.

De Interes Para

Futuras Madres

Un progratma de peliculas y dis-
cusiones prenatales, patrocinado
coljuntamentle por el Hospital de
Coco Solo y la Divisi6n de Medici-
na Preventiva, sera Ilevado a cabo
en el sal6n de conferencias del
Hospital de Coco Solo. El progra-
ma estara coordinado con el horario
de la Clinica Prenatal.
Las peliculas serin exhibidas a
las 12:30 p.m. como sigue: "Cuida-
do Personal Durante la Prefiez", el
lunes 8 de septiembre y el jueves
11 de septiembre; "Atencidn Medi-
ca Durante el Embarazo", el lunes
15 de septiembre y el jueves 18 de
septienbre; "Dolores de Parto y
Alumbramiento", el lunes 22 de
septiembre v el jueves 25 de sep-
tiembre; y "El Bafio del BebB", el
lunes 29 de septiembre y el jueves
2 de octubre.

Purn de Ewtosi

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 aiio era proclamado emperador.
Septiembre 15-Independencia de Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras,
Nicaragua y Costa Rica (1821).
Septiembre 16-Independencia de la Rep6blica Mexicana. Ese dia del afio
1810, el Padre Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla dio el famoso Grito de Dolo-
res que fue el inicio de la Guerra de Independencia y hoy se celebra
como el Din de la Independencia de M6xico.
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 s61o se puede concurrir por
mar o por aire, atrae gran cantidad de 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 montaiia del Dari6n, descubri6 Vasco Nufiez de Balboa el Oc6ano


______En Su Pantalla____

rn AFantastic Voyage (AY) y 10:00 p.m.
Vierncs 5____ .CERRADO _roken Arrow (AYC) The Reptile (AY)
Fantastic Voyage (AY) y Revenge Of Frankenstein (AYC) y
S'ihado 6_._ Broken Arrow (AYC) CERRADO The Big Mouth (AYC)

Domingo 7 Battle Of Anzio (A) Shoes Of The Fisherman (AYC) The Naked Runner (A)

Lunes 8 Battle Of Anzio (A) In The Heat Of The Night (A) The Naked Runner (A)

Martes 9-_-- CERRADO The Bride Wore Black (A) Uncle Tom's Cabin (AY)

Mielcoles 10 In The Heat Of The Night (A) The Mask (AY) CERRADO
Trhe Wrong Box (AY) y
Jueves 11___ The Bride Wore Black (A) CERIRADO The \ar Lover (A)
Mister Moses (AY) y 10:00 p.m.
Viernes 12- CERRADO Follow That Dream (AYC) Black Zoo (AY)
GUIA DEL CINE: A, Adultos; Y, J6venes de 12 a 16; C, Niiios de 8 a 12.




7 :00

Fe y Alegria
Todo por la Patria
Ventana del lMundo
Salvese Quien Pueda
Carrousel Internacional
Domingo Deportivo
Una Itora con Lucy y Desi
El Santo
lawaii Cinco O
Estreno Sorpresivo

12:00-Msisica y Risas
1:30-La flora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3:30-Folklore Nacional
4:00-Robin Hood
5.00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-P;iginas de la Vida
6:310-Instantaneas Sociales
7:30-Aqui Esta Tres Patines
8:00-Lunes de Revlon
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Micronoticiero y
Conflicts Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero v Enigma
11:00-Dan Raven

12:00-.Mtsiea y Risas
1:30-La 1Iora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Ilogar
3:30-El Hogar y La Eseuela
4:00-Robin Hood
5:00Novela 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-Mlicronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero y Las Novias
11:00-Dan Raven

12:00--orteo de la Loteria
12: 15-Mtsica 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
5.3(-Piginas de la Vida
6:30-InstantAineas Sociales
7:30-Mi Oso y Yo
8:00-C6miros y Canciones
8.30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Micronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
9:30--Mieronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero y
Los Vengadores
11:00-Dan Raven

12(:00-Mlisica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nurvo Cine IHogar
3:30-Consejos Para la Salud
4:00-Robin Hood
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-Pziginas de la Vida
6:30-Instantaneas Sociales
7:30-Aqui Esta Tres Patines
8:00-Jueves Estelares
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Mlicronotieiero y
Conflictos Humanos
9.30-Micronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero y Jim West
11:00-Dan Raven

12:00-Misica y Risas
1:30-La Iora de Corin Tellado
2:00 Nuevo Cine Hoigar
4:00-Robin Ilood
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-Piginas de la Vida
6:30-Instantaineas Sociales
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Micronoticiero y
Conflictos Hul1imanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero y La Ley del
11:00-La IHora Cero

1 .00-
I ,00

Colorin Colorao
l-i Oso y Yo
-lHeroes de IHogan
El Show de Archie
-Victor Martinez Blanco
-Largo Metraje
-Esa Chica
-Dos Tontos en Apuros
-Sihados de Orange Crush
A Peticion Suya
-Viaje al Fondo del Mar
Superproducciones del Sabado

Pigina 2

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En~~-- SuPnal

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Septiembre 5, 1969


Tres einpleados de la Direcci6n de Abastos y Servicios
Comunales en su Divisi6n de Almacenes, recibieron
recientemente premios en las ceremonies anuales de
premios por seguridad, celebradas en los Almacenes
de Mount Hope. De izquierda a derecha aparecen:
H. Meade, quien recibi6 el Certificado de Premio a
la Unidad a nombre del Almac6n de Crist6bal; H. C.
Egolf, Director Interino de Abastos y Servicios Comu-

Festival Benefico Para

Dos Escuelas el
La Caravana de Asistencia Social, Band)
una agrupaci6n formada por damas mente
panamefias, del Cuerpo DiplomA- Habi
tico y Consular en Panamn, y es- trada,
posas de altos funcionarios de la vueltaa
Zona del Canal, esta realizando una crtditos
labor ben6fica digna de encomio. de ida
Esa agrupaci6n se dedica a ayu- Curaza
dar a mejorar o construir escuelas Rica y
en los alrededores de la ciudad de Los
Panama. estudia
El 15 de febrero pasado inaugu- premios
raron la escuelita de Cerro Azul, entire 1
con el product del "Festival Alre- Los
dedor del Mundo", que se celebr6 los Al
con much exito en esta ciudad.
Este afio la Caravana de Asisten- Casa
cia Social presentarA un gran es- Joyeria
pectAculo que se denominarA "Un son, M
Viaje de Luna de Miel Alrededor mental
del Mundo", los dias 11 y 12 de Con
este mes a las 8 p.m. en el Audito- "Un V
rio del Colegio Javier en la ciudad dedor
de PanamA, a beneficio de las es- Carava
cuelas de Tocumen y Los Lotes, peran
esta lltimna cerca de Pacora. aulas
La direcci6n de escena del es-
que hl
pectAculo estarA a cargo de Tony Tocum
Mata, joven panameiio que se des-
taca en esta rama del arte y quien
es bien conocido en los circulos
artisticos de la Zona del Canal.
Mata presentar en forma original
y atractiva los bailes, cantos y ves-
tidos tipicos que las Misiones Di-
plomAticas y Consulares aereditadas
en PanamA han preparado.
Tambien cuentan con la coope-
racion del Ministerio de Educaci6n,
del Departamento de Bellas Artes
v del Comando Sur de los Estados
La fmnosa Banda de Acero (Steel

i Humor!

"En ese moment, Juan decidi6 bus-
car una escaleral"

nales, quien presidi6 las ceremonies; Wilfred A.
Richards, quien fue premiado con la Llave de Segu-
ridad de 30 afios; J. A. Hunt, Jefe del Ramo de Alma-
cenes, Divisi6n de Almacenes, quien entreg6 los pre-
mios; y Fred Szymanski, quien recibi6 el Certificado
de Premio para Subjefes a nombre de R. G. Kreis,
Almacenero en el Almac6n de Crist6bal.

1 y 12
de Curazao vendra especial-.
para actuar en este festival.
ri numnerosos premios de en-
como dos pasajes de ida y
i Miami, premios en efectivo,
s en almacenes, un pasaje
y vuelta a M6xico, otro para
o, un viaje a San Jos6, Costa
otro a Caracas, Venezuela.
boletos costarAn $2.50 y los
ntes pagaran $1. Se rifarin
s entire los adults y tambi6n
os estudiantes.
boletos pueden adquirirse en
macenes Felix B. Maduro,
Salom6n, Casa Admirable,
Nat Mendcz, Gran Morri-
[adurito, S.A., Hotel Conti-
y Hotel El Panama.
el product del espectAculo
iaje de Luna de Miel Alre-
del Mundo", las damas de la
na de Asistencia Social es-
poder construir este afio las
y adquirir todo el equipo
ice falta en las escuelas de
en y Los Lotes.

Neville Fraim, quien posiblemen-
te es el norteamericano que mis
amigos tiene por los lados de la Pe-
ninsula de Azuero y que mis sabe
de musica tipica entire todos sus pai-
sanos en PanamA, anda en estos dias
muy interesado en saber cuAndo
sale a la venta un disco que le fue
dedicado a 61 por Jorgito Cedefio,
uno de los mis notables compo-
sitores de porros del interior de

El porro a que hacemos referen-
cia es "El Retorno de Neville
Fraim" y es interpretado por el
conjunto de Chichito Vergara, can-
tando Jorgito Cedefio.

Fraim se interest much en todo
lo que sea musica tipica panamefia
y se ha hecho muy amigo de los
mejores directors de conjuntos ti-
picos del moment, entire ellos Do-
rindo CArdenas, Alfredo Escudero,
Ulpiano Vergara, Ceferino Nieto,
Abraham Vergara y muchos jotros
mis. De Abraham Vergara dice
Fraimn que es quizAs el mejor com-
positor de cumbias de Panaml.
a *a

Dice Fraim que tambien as muy
amigo de Fito Espino, otro de los
grandes directors de conjuntos ti-
picos panamefios. Agrega, que Fito
es hermano de otro gran artist
panamefno, Julio CUsar Espino,
mejor conocido como "Pedro Tuco"
por todos los fanAticos de la radio
y la television de PanamA.

Entregan sus Licencias

A 5 Nuevos Practicos

Cinco nuevos prActicos recibie-
ron sus licencias de practices del
Canal de PanamA, completamente
calificados, luego de haber cum-
plido sus periods de prActicos en
adiestramiento. Son ellos los capita-
nes John A. Long, James W. Horn,
R6molo Pino, John R. C. Camacho
y Theodore M. Kirkby.

Los alumnos de la Escuela de Los Lotes, cerca de Pacora, posan delante
de lo que debe ser su plantel, que ahora s6lo tiene el techo. La Caravana
de Asistencia Social trata de terminar la construcci6n de dicha escuela
con los fondos del gran espectAculo "Un Viaje de Luna de Miel Alrededor
del Mundo", el 11 y 12 de este mes en el Auditorio del Colegio Javier.

El Capitin Long, nacido en Jer-
sey City, Nueva Jersey, trabaj6 con
el Servicio de Transporte Maritinmo
Military desde 1951 hasta que in-
gres6 a la empresa del Canal en
febrero de 1968.
El CapitAn Horn naci6 en Steele,
Missouri, y trabaj6 en la ruta de
Vietnam de la Mississippi Barge
antes de ingresar al servicio del
Canal en diciembre de 1967. Ya
habia trabajado para la Waterman
Steamship Co. y la Linea Lykes.
El Capitan Pino, nacionalizado
cstadounidense, naci6 en Italia y
asisti6 a la Academia Naval de
Liorna y al Instituto NAutico de
Savona. Tambien asisti6 a la Es-
cuela Bowen de Navegaci6n y po-
see una licencia de la Guardia de
Costa de Estados Unidos. Sirvi6
en la Armada Italiana de 1950 a
1951 v ha trabajado para la Gulf
Oil, la National Bulk, la T. J. Ste-
venson, la National Transport Co.
v la Linea Italia.
El Capitan Camacho, nacido en
Portugal, es tambien ciudadano es-
tadounidense nacionalizado. Asisti6
a la Escuela NAiutica de Lisboa y
posee licencia de la Guardia de
Costa de Estados Unidos. Ha ser-
vido a bordo de varias naves de
bandera portuguesa y antes de venir
al Canal, en diciembre de 1967,
trabajaba para Atlantic Bulk Trad-
ing Corps.
El Capitan Kirkby naci6 en Cle-
'eland, Ohio, pero vivid en Panamat
de 1945 a 1955. Asisti6 a la Uni-
versidad de Illinois y se gradu6 en
la Academia Maritima de Califor-
nia. Antes de venir al Canal estuvo
empleado con la Linea Lvkes.

Dicen que las minifaldas han re-
bajado el costo de la producci6n de
ropa femenina y clevado el interns
S. masculine.

Jos6 Maria Castillo, capataz de
la cuadrilla de trabajadores que estA
mejorando las instalaciones sanita-
rias en el Edificio de Administraci6n
en Balboa Heights, informando que
esos trabajos posiblemente est6n
terminados para mediados de sep-
tiembre. Castillo es hijo de mexica-
no con panamefia y naci6 en la
ciudad de Panama.

Fred T. Lorde, nuevamente tra-
bajando como conductor de los
"short trips" en el Edificio de Ad-
ministraci6n en Balboa Heights.
Estuvo alejado durante 2 afios, en
los cuales prest6 servicios con la
Oficina de Estudios sobre Canal a
Nivel. En ese tiempo lo echaron
muy de menos los empleados de las
oficinas de Balboa Heights, debido
a su eficiencia y don de gentes para
tender a todos los que requerian
de sus servicios. Ahora trabaja en
mancuerna con Joseph Seymore
Worrell quien ya lleva mas de 2
afios de conducir los "short trips".
0 0 *
Muchas personas se extrafian de
que haya gente que coma la carnme
de la boa. Y ello nos ha venido a
la mente con motivo del adiestra-
miento en supervivencia en la selva
que se le dio la semana pasada a
un grupo de astronauts. Pues,
pensAndolo bien, la boa es much
mis limpia que otros animals do-
m6sticos cuya care consumimos a
diario y que nos la ofrecen en res-
taurantes de primera, pagandola a
muy buen precio. La boa se nutre
de pajaritos, conejos y otros peque-
fios animals. Es una dieta suma-
mente limpia. Comparenla con la
dieta de la gallina y la del cerdo.
a a 0

El conocido publicista paname-
fio Lorenzo E. Sanchez Galin, ac-
tualmente Gerente General de
McCann-Erickson Centroamericana
en Tegucigalpa, Honduras, estA pre-
parando una corta conferencia a
base de diapositivas con la historic
y el funcionamiento del Canal de
PanamA, para presentarla en la Es-
cuela Reptiblica de Panama en Te-
gucigalpa. Nos dice SAnchez Galin
que la edici6n especial del PANAMA
CANAL REVIEW en Espafiol en con-
memoracion del 559 aniversario del
Canal de Panamn y el 4509 aniver-
sario de la fundaci6n de la ciudad
de PanamA, "me lleg6 al pelo", pues
le serA de gran ayuda para si con-
ferencia. Sanchez Galin tienc un
program de noticias de PanamA
en la HRN, Cadena Nacional Radio
de Honduras.

Destacados bolicheros que traba-
jan con la empresa del Canal de
PanamA participarAn en el Torneo
Viceroy de boliche en las canchas
de Bolerama en la ciudad de Pa-
nama. Ya fue escogido el equipo
military de la Zona del Canal en eli-
minatorias que finalizaron el do-
mingo 24 de agosto. Las competen-
cias para escoger el equipo de los
civiles del Canal de Panama co-
inenzaran el sAbado 6 de septiem-
bre y durarfin hasta el 28 del mismo
mes. En octubre sera seleccionado
el equipo de PanamA y en noviem-
bre se levarA a cabo el torneo final
entire inilitares de la Zona del Canal,
civiles del Canal de Panami v los

PAgina 3

Cierre de Planas
El material que se desee pu-
blicar en el SPILLWAY deberA
estar en la Oficina de Prensa del
Canal de Panama a mas tardar
el lunes por la tarde de la se-
mana de publicaci6n. Solamen-
te el material urgente puede ser
recibido y procesado para ser
usado la misma semana a mas
tardar el martes al mediodia.
Envie el material al PANAMA
boa Heights, C.Z.


Septiembre 5, 1969

...-..._ H ai r' 1 l_

El ferrocarrilero Herbert Rose, un maquinista del Ferrocarril de PanamA,
dirige la nueva apisonadora de durmientes sobre una parte de la line de
47 millas. La apisonadora de durmientes es una combinaci6n de ojo el6c-
trico y apisonadora. El ojo el6ctrico se mueve por delante de la apisona-
dora registrando donde la via f6rrea es muy alta o baja. Si la via estA
fuera de alineamiento, puntas vibradoras reajustan el balasto bajo los
durmientes, colocando la via en line recta.

Estan Haciendo Mejoras a Linea del ...

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
dora, es bAsicamente un ojo el6c-
trico que, por medio de una co-
nexi6n electrica, dice a la apisona-
dora si se debe elevar o bajar la
via. La apisonadora, al recibir las
6rdenes de la alineadora, apisona la
cantidad correct de balasto bajo
los dunnientes, cosa que coloca la
via en su lugar.
La mAquina opera a una veloci-
dad aproximada de 1.200 pies por
hora. Para hacer el mismo trabajo
a mano se necesitan unas 8 horas.

Reuniones de

Asociacion de


La Sociedad de Beneficios Mor-
tuorios para los Empleados del
Canal de Panamn ha anunciado las
siguientes reuniones de Distrito
para elegir representantes para el
pr6ximo period:
Anc6n (Oficina del Credit Union,
Edificio 424-A), el 19 de septiem-
bre de 1969 a las 7 p.m.
Pedro Miguel-Paraiso (Escuela
Secundaria de Paraiso), 11 de sep-
tiembre de 1969 a las 7 p.m.
Santa Cruz (Centro de Bienestar
Social), 9 de septiembre de 1969
a las 7 p.m.
Crist6bal (Local 900 Oficina
CIO), 9 de septiembre de 1969 a
las 7 p.m.

iManeje con cuidado!

lCuidese de los demas

y cuide a los demas!

Luego que la novedosa maquina
ternine su trabajo inicial, la velo-
cidad maxima de los trenes de pa-
sajeros sera aumentada a 50 millas,
5 millas mAs que la velocidad mixi-
ma present de 45 millas.
El pr6ximo proyecto sera el de
reemplazar los rieles de acero que
tienen de 30 a 40 afios. Algunos de
los rieles serAn reemplazados du-
rante el present afio fiscal, pero
la mayor parte del trabajo tendriA
lugar durante el afio fiscal 1971-72.
La construcci6n del Ferrocarril
de Panama fue terminada hace casi
115 anos. El primer tren cruz6 el
Istmo en 5 horas, el 28 de enero
de 1855.
Las mejoras en serio a la via
comenzaron hace unos 8 afios con
el reemplazo del balasto y de los
dunnientes. Donald R. Brayton,
gerente de la Divisi6n de Ferroca-
rril, declar6 que despu6s que la via
sea alineada, los pasajeros gozarain
de "un viaje de primera".

Maurice Thatcher...

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
mente auspici6 una legislaci6n be-
neficiando a esos jubilados.
El veteran mas anciano del
Canal estuvo present en octubre
de 1962 para cortar la cinta en la
inauguraci6n del puente de $20
millones que Ileva su nombre y que
es el principal eslab6n en la carre-
tera intercontinental que une a dos
grades porciones del hemisferio.
Thatcher ha sido honrado por el
Gobierno de Panamai, que le con-
cedi6 la Orden de Vasco Nifiez de
Balboa. Ecuador y Venezuela tam-
biCn lo honraron por sus servicios
a la America tropical.
A los 99 afios, la mente de
Thatcher sigue active y su memo-
ria es impresionantc. Oye bien y
su vision esta buena todavia.



Mortimer Jordan
James R. Nellis
William J. Nickisher, Jr.
Carlos Alfredo Araiz
Aureliano Bejarano
James P. Bradley

Eduardo GalvAn
Lovell L. Lodgister
Walter J. Murrell
Ernesto Scott

Ed. S. Reynolds, Jr.

Seymour I. Barkowitz
William Ralph Drummond
Charlie O. Chang
Charles L. VanBueren
C. H. Blades
Diomedes Carrillo
Arturo Cerratti
Daniel Pezzotti A.
Mario Pezzotti


SILista de Vacantes y Traslados Para Empleados

Oficinista Mecan6grafo(a), NM-4 1 (NTE 1 Afio).
Pasacables, M-4 (NTE 1 Afio)____ _- __ ---
Tecn6logo Medico, NM-5 (NTE 9-30-69)__-------
Dibujante, NM-4 (NTE 6-20-70) (Intermitente)___
Archivero(a), NM-2 (NTE 7-1-70) _._._-----------
La solicited debe ser sometida en el Formulario 443, SOLI-
CITUD PARA TRASLADO. Deberd someterse una solicited se-
parada para cada categoria de empleo. Si hace solicitud para
mis de una posici6n, indique el orden de preferencia. Se indican
los anuncios nuevos en letras negritas. Los salaries indicados
seran aumentados a los ciudadanos de EE. UU. por medio del
diferencial apropiado ademas del factor impuesto cuando debe

Arriba Nuevo Jefe... Club de Orquideas

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
dicina de Virginia, el Coronel Irvin
termin6 su internado en obstetrician
y ginecologia en el Hospital Gene-
ral Brooke, en Fuerte Sam Houston,
Texas, en 1949.
De 1950 a 1951 sirvi6 en Corea
como cirujano de batall6n para la
Prinera Divisi6n de Caballeria, y
de 1966 a 1967 en Vietnam como
comandante en jefe del 619 Bata-
l16n M6dico.
Otras asignaciones incluyen resi-
dencia en Ob-Gin en el Hospital
General Brooke; jefe de Ob-Gin
en Fuerte Leonardo Wood, Missou-
ri, el 979 Hospital General en
Frankfurt y en el Hospital Mc-
Donald del Ej6rcito, en Fuerte
Eustis, Virginia; y subjefe de
Ob-Cin, en el Hospital General
Durante sus 20 aiios de servicio
military, ha sido condecorado con
la estrella de bronce y la medalla
de encomio del Ej6rcito con ramo
de hojas de roble. El Coronel Irvin
ha sido tambi6n certificado por la
Junta Americana de Obstetricia y
El y su esposa, Christine, tienen
tires hijos: Robert W. III, de 19
anos; Ivy, de 16, y Steve, de 11.
El Coronel Irvin lleg6 al Istmo el
29 de agosto.

Apreciar a los demis es el cami-
no mas seguro para ganar el aprecio
de los demAs.

La fe require de la acci6n para
ejecutar las proezas que transfor-
man el mundo visible. La primer
es la palanca que levanta y la se-
gunda la polea que nos impulsa
hacia adelante.


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Marcador de Carga, NM-1 (F.F.H.) ------------
Primer Maquinista, Remolcador, FE-11 -------------
Ingeniero Civil, NM-9_ _--------------$
Verificador, NM-2 --------- -- ----------. ----$
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Oficinista-Esten6grafo(a), NM-5 1 ---- -.. .-------------- $
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Electr6nica, NM-9/ 11- .-.... . $8.403.20/$1
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Cuidadora de Camerino, NM-2 _________--------- ---------
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aplicarse. El simbolo 1 indica que es necesario un examen
escrito. El simbolo indica que es una posici6n de seguridad
donde puede emplearse solamente ciudadanos estadounidenses.
Mayor informaci6n puede obtenerse en el Ramo de Empleo y
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No deben comunicarse directamente con los funcionarios de

Con Mas de 500 Aiios...

(Viene de la pdgina 1)

Christopher N. Lewis, Operario de
Maquinaria, Divisi6n Industrial,
sector AtlAntico: 38 afios, 3 meses,
17 dias.
Paul W. Morgan, Subjefe T6cnico
M6dico en Radiologia (Diagn6s-
tico), Hospital Gorgas, sector Pa-
cifico: 32 anos, 7 meses, 3 dias.
Richard A. Parkins, Cuidador de
Calderas. Division de Terminales,
sector Atlintico: 30 afios, 29 dias.
Richard P. Patton, Policia Raso, Di-
visi6n de Policia, sector Pacifico:
30 afios, 1 mes, 7 dias.
Peter Unrau, Superintendente del
Departamento de Finanzas, Divi-
si6n de Correos, sector Pacifico:
32 afios, 11 meses, 1 dia.
Eduviges Vergara, Obrero, Divi
sion de Servicios Comunales, sec-
tor Pacifico: 25 afios, 11 meses,
5 dias.
Sra. Frances P. Walker, Oficinista
Secei6n de N6minas, Contraloria,
sector Pacifico: 25 afios, 3 meses,
11 dias.

Llegara Nuevo Director...

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
titulo do ingeniero civil. Tambi6n
ostenta titulos de la Universidad
del Estado de Utah.
Esti casado con Elizabeth Eris-
man, de Phoenix, Arizona, y tienen
una hija, Candace, de 21 afios,
quien esta casada con el soldado
raso J. Charles Reid, del Ej6rcito
do EE. UU.
El Coronel Clark sucede al Coro-
ncl James A. Betts, quien se retire
en junior.

De la Zona Busca

Nuevos Miembros

La Sociedad de Orquideas de la
Zona del Canal, cuyos miembros
han ganado premios en los Estados
Unidos y Colombia, han iniciado
una campafia de membrecia para
recibir nuevos miembros de la Zona
del Canal y de la Rep6blica de Pa-
nama. La membrecia esta abierta
a cualquier persona interesada en
cultivar o coleccionar orquideas.
Los miembros son aceptados du-
rante las reuniones mensuales del
club que se celebran cada tercer
lunes a las 7:30 p.m. en el Jewish
Welfare Board Center en la Calle
La Boca en Balboa. La pr6xima
reunion tendra lugar cl 15 de sep-

iCuidado con los...

(Vienee i la pdgina 1)
bius no se ponga en movimiento,
o hasta que un official de policia
o el conductor del autobis hagan
sefiales de hacerlo.
Todos los autobuses escolares de
la Zona del Canal se identifican fi-
cilmente con un letrero que dice
"Schoolbus" y que aparece en la
part delantera y trasera de todos
los vehiculos usados para transpor-
tar escolares.

;Los accidents son
miis frecuentes en
los fines de semana
mis largos!

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