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
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Biweekly[Jan. 6, 1984-1999]
Weekly[ FORMER <June 1966>-Dec. 23, 1983]
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37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.


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Text in English and Spanish; Spanish text inverted.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1, no. 33 (Feb. 1, 1963)-Vol. 37, no. 26 (Dec. 30, 1999).
Issuing Body:
Issued by: Government of the Canal Zone <June 24, 1966-June 13 1969>; by the Panama Canal Company, <Aug. 13, 1976>-Sept. 14, 1979; by the Panama Canal Commission, Sept. 20, 1979-Dec. 1999.
General Note:
"Official Panama Canal publication."
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Imprint varies: Balboa Hights, <1966-1978>; Miami, Fla., <1979-1982>; Balboa Heights, Pan. <1983>-1999.
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 1 (June 24, 1966); title from caption.
General Note:
Vols. for 1994-1995 distributed to depository libraries in microfiche.
General Note:
Special "80th anniversary supplement" issue published on Aug. 12, 1994.
General Note:
Special ed. for 65th anniversary of the Panama Canal issued at end of Oct. 1979, is also a joint issue with: The News: authorized unofficial publication of the U.S. Armed Forces, Quarry Heights, Panama, and includes the text of the Panama Canal Act.

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Gift of the Panama Canal Museum



Vol. VIII, No. 47 More Than 55 Years of Service to World Commerce Friday, May 8, 1970

Programs Announced

Graduation Is May 20

At C.Z. High Schools

The 1970 school term is coming
to an end this month as Balboa
High School and Cristobal High
School announce baccalaureate and
commencement exercises for the
graduating classes.
Baccalaureate exercises at Balboa
High School will be held in the high
school auditorium Sunday, May 17,
at 2:30 p.m. The guest speaker will
be the Most Reverend Mark G.
McGrath, C.S.C., Archbishop of
Panama. The invocation will be
given by the Reverend Byron E.
Reihart of Gamboa Union Church
and the benediction by Maj. James
L. Bozman of the Salvation Army.
Commencement exercises for the
429 Balboa High School graduating
students will be held in the Balboa
Theater Wednesday, May 20, at
8 p.m. Four members of the class
will speak on the theme, "Nothing
is so difficult but that it may be
found out by seeking." The student
speakers will be Nancy Morrison,
Gregory Gillis, Laura Seeley, and
James Kunkel. Philip L. Reitz will
deliver the President's Address.
The Reverend Clarence M. Mc-
Conkey, of the Balboa Union Church
will give the invocation and the
benediction will be by the Reverend
Walter K. Reitz of the Missionary
Methodist Church. Clyde A. Will-
man, Principal of Balboa High
School, will present the Class of
1970 and F. A. Castles, Superinten-
dent of Schools, and David A.
Speir, Jr., Assistant Superintendent
of U.S. Secondary Schools will
award the diplomas.
Baccalaureate exercises of Cris-
tobal High School's Class of 1970
will be held at the Cristobal High
School Auditorium Sunday, May 17,
at 2:30 p.m.
The Reverend Charles M. Shan-
ley, C.M. of the Holy Family
Church in Margarita will be the
guest speaker. He will be introduced
by Carl F. Maedl, Principal of Cris-
tobal High School. The invocation
will be by the Reverend Dean L.
Flora, of the Church of God in Cris-
tobal. The Scripture reading will be
by Capt. Marion A. Mills, Chaplain
at Fort Gulick. The Benediction will
be given by the Reverend Kenneth
D. Bassett, of the Coco Solo Com-
munity Church.
Commencement exercises for the
119 members of the graduating
class will be held in the Cristobal
High School Auditorium Wednes-
day, May 20, at 8 p.m.

Withholding rates of Republic
of Panama income tax applicable to
Panamanian citizen employees will
be revised effective with the pay
period ending May 2, 1970.
The changes in the authorized
deductions from taxable income
and the revised tax rates, in accord-
ance with the Fiscal Code of the
Republic of Panama, will be re-
flected in the salary checks to be
delivered on Monday, May 11.
An article will appear later in
the SPILLWAY to explain the method
used to calculate the tax withheld
from salaries paid to citizens of the
Republic of Panama.

Three members of the class will
speak on the theme: "What a Piece
of Work Is a Man!" They are Denise
Iona Ward, Gary Einar Robertson,
and John Wright Carlisle.
Invocation will be given by the
Reverend Robert J. Brandenberger,
C.M., of the Margarita Holy Family
Church and the benediction will be
delivered by the Reverend Daniel
B. Merrick of the Margarita Union
Dr. Charles L. Latimer, Deputy
Superintendent of the Division of
Schools, will award the diplomas.

Archbishop McGrath

Fresh Milk



A shortage of fresh milk in the
Canal Zone has been attributed to
the inability of the Panama supplier
to meet its commitments in that
All fresh milk sold at Panama
Canal retail outlets and at military
sales stores is supplied by Industrias
L:cteas, S.A. The military buys
homogenized milk in cartons, while
the Panama Canal buys raw milk
which it processes in its Mount
Hope plant.
An agreement between the Canal
organization and the supplier calls
for a basic delivery of 1,250 gallons
a day, 5 days a week. It also carries
a provision which allows the Canal
organization to increase or decrease
the amount by 30 percent. On
April 15, the supplier informed
Canal officials that they would be
unable to supply any raw milk and
there was no delivery that day.
However, after some conversations
with Industrias Licteas representa-
tives, deliveries were resumed the
following day. But only the basic
1,250 gallons delivery is being
made. When the shortage started,
the requirement had risen to 1,450
gallons a day, 5 days a week.
At the same time, the amount of
milk being delivered to the armed
forces sales stores was reduced
Panama Canal Supply Division
officials are urging housewives to
buy reconstituted milk, which, they
(Continued on p. 4)

Canal Users

Being Given

Draft Bonus
Certain large ships using the Pan-
ama Canal are being given an extra
draft allowance and will be able to
carry more cargo through the watei-
way as the result of the recent in-
stallation of rubber rendering on
locks forebays and tailbays.
Lock rendering, one of a series
of projects planned by the Panama
Canal to improve service to Canal
users, permits as much as 18 inches
to be added to the draft of certain
vessels previously restricted in draft
because of small bilge radii.
Increased draft allowance for
vessels with Canal drafts limited by
bilge configuration, will be effective
immediately subject to confirmation
of each case by the Chief of the
Navigation Division.
The draft allowance will in no
case permit a draft in excess of 40
feet and in every event be limited
to the maximum tropical fresh
water draft based on the Catun
Lake level.
The first rubber rendering to be
installed were curved rectangular
sections of molded rubber at each
of the locks wing wall "knuckles."
After observing the efficient manner
in which the ships were fended off
the "knuckles" with little or no
damage, it was decided to expand
the rendering program to include
installation of rubber on the cham-
ber walls in the forebays and the
tailbays. This work was completed
April 18.

Governor To Announce
Plans for Hospital
Gov. W. P. Leber will announce
to Atlantic side residents next week
plans that have been developed for
the restructuring of Coco Solo Hos-
pital and which have been reviewed
by a team of consultants from the
University of Texas Medical School.
The Governor will speak at 7:30
p.m., Thursday, at the high school
gymnasium at Coco Solo. The public
is invited.

Thousands of Panama Canal em-
ployees will not only be getting
their first pay Monday reflecting a
6 percent pay increase, but also will
receive their retroactive pay for
eight pay periods from Decem-
ber 28.
It was previously announced that
only the pay hikes would be paid
on May 11, and that the retroactive
portion would be announced at a
later date.
The back pay will appear on the
Employee Statement in the box
titled "Pay Adjustments." The
amounts shown in the boxes for
Basic Pay, Overtime Pay, and Other
Compensation will have the pay
computations at the new rate.
Approximately 4,450 employees

Census Forms

Are Available
For the convenience of U.S.-cit-
izen employees of the Canal who
live in the Republic of Panama, cen-
sus forms with the instruction sheets
are available at the Information
Desk in the rotunda of the Admin-
istration Building and at the Per-
sonnel Bureau's Operations offices
in Ancon and Building 1105 in Cris-
This will enable those who do
not speak Spanish to get help in
completing the forms before the
arrival of census takers Sunday.

All Panama Canal employees res-
iding in the Republic of Panama
who must work Sunday, May 10,
when Panama's decennial census
will be taken are reminded to be

Dr. Rodolfo Young Named

Dean of Medical School
Dr. Rodolfo V. Young, Chief of Panama Academy of Medicine and
the Pulmonary Disease and Allergy Surgery and its regent; and a num-
Service at Corgas Hospital, was re- ber of other medical organizations.
cently named Dean of the School of Dr. Young is the author of a
Medicine of the University of number of articles which have been
Panama. published in international medical
A member of the staff at Gorgas journals.
since 1950, Dr. Young will con-
tinue in his present position which
he has held since 1957.
Dr. Young was assistant clinical
professor at the University of Pan-
ama from 1952 to 1956 when he
was designated professor of pul-
monary diseases, a position he still
holds. He was secretary of the
School of Medicine from 1964 to ."
1966 and assistant dean from June
1969 to the present.
Dr. Young, who has been director
of training Gorgas interns since
1969, is affiliated with a number of
medical organizations. He is a fel-
low of the American College of
Chest Physicians and regent for
Panama and the Canal Zone; the
American College of Physicians; the
American Thoracic Society; the Dr. Rodolfo V. Young

will receive the increase which does
not apply to blue-collar workers,
whose pay is reviewed and adjusted
annually. Manual Category em-
ployees will receive a pay raise in
July. Other employee groups will
receive pay increases in accordance
to previously established programs.
The speed in which retroactive
pay was included in the May 11
paychecks was due to close coopera-
tion and energies by the employees
of several divisions of the Canal
organization including the Gov-
ernor's Office, Personnel Bureau,
Data Processing Division, Payroll
Branch, and the Printing Plant.
Lights burned into the early
hours of the morning in the Admin-
istration Building as new rate tables
were processed, retroactive pay ad-
justment reports and notifications of
personnel action were printed by
the Data Processing Division.
A special computer program had
been written by Panama Canal pro-
gramers 2 years ago for just such
an eventuality.
Personnel in the Payroll Branch
began to work with the retroactive
pay adjustment reports on Saturday,
April 25, and continued through
Thursday, April 30.
The retroactive pay increase will
increase the gross pay on checks
issued May 11 by $743,561. This
amount is part of the total increases
of approximately $2.5 million this
year affecting about 1,800 U.S. cit-
izens and 2,650 non-U.S.-citizen

enumerated in advance on their
own time.
Employees are cautioned that they
may be subject to disciplinary action
if they fail to be enumerated in ad-
vance and are unable to report for
duty May 10 when movement in
the Republic will be restricted all
Those living in the Republic who
are scheduled to work that day can
report to a census station for ad-
vance enumeration. These stations
will be opened Wednesday, May 6,
through Saturday, May 9, between
7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Once enumerated,
the employee will be given a lapel
tag authorizing his movement to the
Canal Zone May 10.
To be entitled to advance enu-
meration, the applicant must pre-
sent a letter signed by his supervisor
as proof that he or she must report
for work May 10. The letter must
be shown and surrendered at one of
the census stations listed on the
reverse side of the letter.
Because the census stations will
be opened for 12 hours daily, 4 days
proceeding the actual census day,
administrative leave, therefore, will
not be necessary for the purpose of
being enumerated.

Rainbow Girls Dance
The Rainbow Girls of Cristobal
Assembly No. 2 will hold a dance
tonight from 7:30 to 11:30 at the
Mgagarita gym. Admission is 50
cents and The Creation will provide
the music.

Employees To Get

Back Pay Monday

R.P. Resident Employees

Are Reminded of Census


May 8, 1970

1,000th Fire College Grad


P. L. Trahan, the 1,000th graduate of the Rodman Fire dents who plan to go to sea took the course which was
College, is carried on the shoulders of other graduates conducted by Capt. E. L. Hooper, drillmaster, Fire
following completion of a course in marine firefighting. Division. The course was conducted at both Rodman
Members of the Marine Bureau and high school stu- and Mount Hope Fire Station.

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

S VUioli Vopc, \

This Sunday's Brunch will be the
"going away brunch" and it will be
the best ever!
The menu for May 10 will fea-
ture: assorted fruit and juice trays,
hot cakes, ham omelet, creamed
eggs on toast, hashed browned po-
tatoes, grilled sausage, grilled bacon,
assorted dry cereals, buttered toast,
cinnamon toast, jam, jelly, Danish
pastry (assorted filling), pineapple
muffins, coffee, tea, or milk.
Brunch is served in the Roosevelt
Room from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Prices are $1.75 for adults and
$1.25 for children.

The Tivoli Guest House will high-
light German cuisine for the last
Monday Night buffet of the season.
The menu will include: sauer-
braten, potato dumplings, German
style sauerkraut, hot German potato
salad, rye bread, rolls and butter,
relish tray, assorted pastries, bever-
Call 2-2111 to make reservations
for any one of our three convenient
seatings: 5:30, 6:30, or 7:30 p.m.
Adults 1.65, children $1.10.
The Monday Night Buffet and
Sunday Brunch will be discontinued
during the summer months.
The last brunch will be served
Sunday, May 10, and the last Mon-
day Night Buffet on May 11.

The Tivoli will serve a Mother's
Day Buffet Sunday, May 10.
The menu will feature: steamship
roast, baked ham, seafood thcr-
midor with yellow rice, mashed
potatoes, string beans, macaroni
salad, fresh fruit tray, fresh vege-
table relish, canned vegetable relish,
potato salad, platter of sliced salami,
tossed salad with dressing, cole
slaw, chicken salad, cheese tray, hot
rolls and butter, peach chiffon pie,
fresh apple pie, assorted pastries,
sherbet, and choice of beverage.
The s-eating hours are from 6 to
(:15 and 8 to 8:30 p.m. Prices are
$3.25 for adults and $2 for children.

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Captain Kangaroo
1:50-Parade of Sports
4:15-Pentagon Forum
4:45-Pro Bowler's Tour
6:00-Weekend '70
6:15-Movie Marquee
6:20-The Mike Douglas Show
7:30-Knowing's Not Enough (Safety)
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Hollywood Palace
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-The Third Man
9:30-Boxing From The Olympic
10:45-Focus On Today
11:05-Saturday Night Movie:
"Deadly Game"
1:00-The Christophers
1:15-The Answer
1:45-Sunday Playhouse:
"When Thief Meets Thief"
2:50-Danny Kaye Show
3:45-Auto Racing:
Daytona 24 Hours
4:10--Swinging Country
4:30-Wrestling From The Olympic
5:05-Billiards-Tournament of
6:55-Mack & Myer For Hire
7:05-Daniel Boone
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Perry Mason
9:15-Survival On The Prairie
10:30-Focus On Today
10:50-This Is The Life
11:15-The Sacred Heart
,1:00-Ann Sothern
4:30-Afternoon with Sheriff
Tom's Town
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.) with
"Blondie Goes To College"
5:30-How To Stop Smoking
6:30-The Big Picture
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Rowan & Martin's Laugh In
8:00-SCN News
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Sea Devils"
10:35-Focus On Today
10:55-Ann Sothern
4:00-My Favorite Martian
4:30-"Sheriff Tom's Town"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Movie of the Week:
"Blondie Goes To College"
5:30-Battle Line
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The Red Skellon Hour
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The Defenders
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Worth How Many Words?
9:15-The Tonight Show
10:25 -Focus On Today
10:55-My Favorite Martian
4:00-Dennis Day Show
4:30-"Sheriff Tom's Town"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Movie of the Week:
"Blondie Goes To College"
5:30-The Flying Fisherman
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Glen Campbell Goodtinme Hour
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The Lieutenant
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-The Huflless, Pullless Dragon
9:15-Armchair Theater:
"Abe Lincoln In Illinois"
10:30-Focus On Today
10:50-Oceanographers In The Polar

4:00-The Buccaneers
4:30-"Sheriff Tom's Town"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Movie of the Week:
"Blondie Goes To College"
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Danny Thomas, Yesterday,
Today, And Tomorrow
8:00-SCN News
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-How To Stop Smoking
9:30-The Dick Cavett Show
10:40-Focus On Today
4:00-Jim Bowie
4:30-"Sheriff Tom's Town"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Movie of the Week:
"Blondie Goes To College"
5:30-An All-American Visit To
6:30-Pentagon Forum
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Billy Walker's Country Carnival
7:30-Get Smart
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Tennessee Ernie Ford
8:30-National Police Week Special
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
10:50-Focus On Today
11:10-Jim Bowie


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 the same week as
late as noon Tuesday. Mail mate-
WAY, Box M, Balboa Heights,
Canal Zone.

official publication of the Panama
Canal, Balboa Heights, C.Z. News
articles and pictures contained in it
are made available to all interested
news media for whatever use they
may wish to make of them and may
be reprinted without official clearance.
Governor of the Canal Zone
Lieutenant Governor
Information Officer
Material intended for publication in
the SPILLWAY should be delivered to
the Panama Canal Press Office or
Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.
Distributed free to all Panama
Canal employees. Subscription cost
for others (including mailing) $2.60 a
year. Make checks payable to Panama
Canal Companyv and address to:
SPlh. WAVY Sulbscriptions, Box M,
Balboa Heights, C.Z.

At The Movies

Week Beginning Saturday, May 9, 1970

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:25 p.m.-Mon.,
7:30 p.m.-Gypsy Moths (A)
Tues., 7:30 p.m.-Wait Until Dark (AY)
Wed.-Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-Hammerhead
Fri., 6:20, 8:00 p.m.-Ride The Wind

Sat.-The Lost Man (A)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-97
mins.)-Taffy And The Jungle Hunter
Sun.-Mon.-Marlowe (A)
Tues.-The Outrage (A)
Wed.-None But The Brave (AY)
Thurs.-Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
Fri.--A Time To Sing (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Seven
Guns For The MacGregors (AY)

Sat., 8:15 p.m.-Munster Go Home
Sun.-Duffy (A)
Tues.-Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
Wed.-Marlowe (A)
Fri.-None But The Brave (AY)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Big
Hand For The Little Lady (AY)

COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)"
Sat., 7:00 p.m.-Sun., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-
The Learning Tree (A)
Mon.-Cape Fear (A)
Tues.-Wed.-Guns For San Sebastian
Thurs.-The Green Berets (A)
Fri.-Enter Laughing (AYC)

Sat.-The Bliss Of Mrs. Blossom (A)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-123
mins.)-Lancelot And Guinevere
Sun.-Mon.-Paint Your Wagon (A)
Tues.-It Started With A Kiss (A)
Wed.-The Thrill Of It All (AY)
Thurs.--Hotel (A)
Fri.-Sandy The Seal (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Kings
Of The Sun (AY)

Sat.-The Music Man (AYC)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-96
mins.)-Namu The Killer Whale (AYC)
Sun.-For Pete's Sake (AYC)
Tues.-Hotel (A)
Thurs.-The Lost Man (A)
Fri.-The Thrill Of It All (AY)

Youths under the age of 17 will not
be admitted to movies classified as
adult unless they are high school
seniors or are accompanied by a parent
or legal guardian.

Special Matinees
(R), AYC or as Listed ***
Saturday, May 9, 1970
10:00 a.m.
Blackbeard's Ghost-A Walt Disney attrac-
tion. A young track coach accidentally
conjures up the ghost of a pirate.
(Technicolor.) T-114 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Fury Of The Congo-Johnny Weissmuller:
Jungle Jim's strangest adventure, fight-
ing lions, leopards, and savage raiders.
(SIT.) T-65 miens.
6:15 p.m.
Sandy And The Seal--A warm and thor-
oughly delightful human interest story
about two adorable children and their
adventures on seal island. (Techni-
color.) AYC. T-80 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Rio Bravo John Wayne, Dean Martin:
A rip-roaring adventure tale of a tough
town, and sheriff Chance who ran it the
wavy he wanted to. (Color.)
T-150 mins.

2:00 p.m.
Flight Of The Phoenix James Stewart:
A group of men forced down in the
desert. T-165 mins.

"I think maybe I put a pinch too
much Pink gook and not enough of
the jazz that smells like skunk oil!"

2:00 p.m.
Hold On-Herman's Hermits: Another
singing group for teenagers. (Color.)
T-92 mins.
*All 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.

Guitar Lessons

Registration is in progress for
guitar lessons for new beginners,
intennediate, and advanced instruc-
tion which starts Saturday, May 9,
at the USO-JWB in Balboa.
The 5-week course will be con-
ducted once a week and each session
will last 1 hour.
A reduced rate will be given en-
listed personnel and their depend-
ents. For further information, call
the Jewish Welfare Board, 2-1972.


A juried show featuring the works
of the Atlantic Art Set will be held
at La Casa de la Escultura in Pana-
na beginning May 6 and will con-
tinue until May 19.
A reception will be held from 8
to 10 p.m. on opening night.
The public is invited.



Albert S. Adams
Luis Avila P.
Carlos Chanis
Ernesto Elliott
Richard O. Grazette
Robert Grier
Emilio Martinez H.
Julian McZeno
Newton N. Murrain
Edmund S. Stallworth, Jr.
John Williams

William T. Craig
Eugene Dugger
Ricaurte Lombardo
Narciso L6pez
Theodore McEntosh
Edward S. Reynolds
Luis Stephens

Beverly L. Creel
Ram6n A. Gord6n B.
James E. Harrell
Charles E. Lyon
Harvey G. Rhyne, Jr.

Everett K. Caton
Encarnaci6n Corpas
Guillermo S. Quiiinez
John Richards

Dayra Z. Chang
Irene Gerdes
Ana L. de Lee

Rudolph Burda
Irene L. Veno
Richard Lloyd

Too many wives believe in law
and order-but only if they make
the laws and their husbands obey
the orders.
0 0 0

Food that melts in your mouth
nornnlly settles around your sto-
0 o 0

No matter what you do, resolve
to, do better tomorrow than you
did yesterday.

Page 2

May 8, 1970


Adrian M. Bouche, who retired from Canal service 10 years ago with
44 years' service, looks out at a panoramic view of the Canal Zone com-
munity he knows so well and of which he still considers himself a part.

Adrian Bouche Still

Part of Canal Scene

Local historian, plant prospector,
miner, and linguist Adrian M.
Bouche, who retired from the Pan-
ama Canal organization 10 years
ago, feels that he is still very much
part of the Canal scene.
When he retired as Chief Control
House Operator at Pedro Miguel in
1960 after 44 years' service, Bouche
was the last Roosevelt Medal Holder
to be working on the Canal. He had
received it when he was 16.
Bouche, who recently returned to
the United States after- one of his
regular visits on the Isthmus, is
going on 72, has a prodigious mem-
ory and spends most of his time
nowadays answering questions about
the Canal, especially the construc-
tion days.
West Virginian
Born in West Virginia, he spent
his early years in France with his
French-born father and attended
grade school there. A. M. Butcher,
who had changed his name from
Bouche, brought his family to the
Isthmus in 1907 and went to work
for the Canal on the construction of
the Gatun Spillway and hydro-
electric plant which supplied the
electricity and power to run the
Canal. Butcher, who is 98 years of
age and retired from Canal service
in 1934, is living in the United
The family lived at Bohio in the
Gorgona area which disappeared
long ago with the construction of
the Canal. Young Bouche's first job
on the Canal was a summer job. He
was an office boy in the office of
Col. William L. Sibert, who was in
charge of the Atlantic side Canal
construction. It was 1910 and
Bouche was 12 years old.
Bouche became a full time em-
ployee in 1912 and during his Canal
career he was employed in the Elec-
trical Division, the Marine Bureau,
the Lighthouse subdivision, and the
Locks, where he worked for 20

Two children were watching an
exciting murder mystery on tele-
One got up and turned it off.
"Why did you do that!" screamed
the other.
"Cause I have to go to the bath-
room and I don't want to miss
what's going to happen."
"Oh . ."

Traveled Widely
From time to time during h:s
Canal service, Bouche would take
off and go to work in Costa Rica or
Colombia or travel around South
America. In 1919, he married Mar-
guerite Hess, whose father was the
founder of the Observatory at Mira-
During his many years on the
Isthmus, Bouche spent his spare
time rambling around the country
as a botanist, researching local
plants and passing on the informa-
tion he gathered to drug compa-
nies, research laboratories, and other
scientific institutions. For over 40
years, he contributed therapeutic
drug plant data to the Smithsonian
Institution, the Field Museum of
Chicago, Missouri Botanical Gar-
dens in St. Louis, Mersk & Ciba
(Swiss drug firm) and other research
His extensive plant research has
not been limited to pharmaceutical
plants alone. Bouche has also
devoted many years to collecting
and studying flowering plants and
parasites and has several varieties
of orchids named for him. He also
has been a leading influence in the
community in introducing many
young people in the Canal Zone to
take up such fulfilling hobbies as
rock hunting and bottle collecting.
Masters Languages
While carrying on his various
avocations, Bouche has managed to
learn French, Spanish, Italian, and
several dialects.
Keeping busy, having an inter-
esting project going on all the time,
love of his work, and a genuine in-
terest in the world about him,
characterize Bouche's life who says
that if he had the chance to live his
life all over again, he would live it
exactly the same way.
The Bouches have three children:
George, who is with Texas Instru-
ments in Dallas; Adrian, Jr., a ma-
rine traffic controller on the Canal;
and Marguerite Budreau, a statisti-
cal assistant in the Executive Plan-
ning Staff.
Mr. and Mrs. Bouche have been
making their home in Staunton, Va.,
and spending several of the winter
months here with their children
every year. "It's always great to
come back," says Bouche, adding
that he is still interested in his old
job on the locks and feels that it
i his loyal duty to keep up with
what is going on at the Panama

Hearings Resume

Next Week For

U.S. Citizens

William T. Jarmon of the U.S.
Immigration and Naturalization
Service returns to the Isthmus today
to resume conducting U.S.-citizen-
ship hearings which were suspen-
ded last month when he was called
back to the United States because
of an emergency in his family.
Approximately 100 citizenship
matters will be handled by Jarmon
the week of May 11-15. Hearings
will be conducted at the Canal Zone
Emergency Operations Center at
Sosa Hill and Roosevelt Avenue for
Pacific siders.
It is expected that the next detail
of hearing examiners will be in the
Canal Zone in mid September. B. G.
Sanders, Jr., Chief, Customs Divi-
sion, reminds residents that now is
the time for interested persons to
file applications for hearings.
The applications are available at
the Customs Offices in Cristobal and
Balboa. For additional information,
call Mrs. Lois K. Thomas at Balboa

Pacific Civic

Council To Meet

Next Wednesday

The Pacific Civic Council will
hold its monthly meeting at 7:30
p.m., May 13, in the Balboa Train-
ing Center.
The meeting will be devoted pri-
marily to an open discussion with
one of the 11 groups that make up
the Canal Zone Youth Council. John
Wolf is chairman of this group,
which is concerned with young U.S.
citizens who neither are employed
nor attend school.
Civic Council meetings are opened
to the general public. But, council-
men are asking for wider com-
munity participation at this meet-
ing from both adults and young
people because of the growing
awareness of the needs of youth.
The Pacific Civic Council has
assumed sponsorship of this Youth
Group and seeks active support
from the various townsites repre-
sented on the council.

Panama Canal

News Briefs

Two stations for recording mete-
orological data for fog forecasting
studies now being carried out by
the Panama Canal have been com-
pleted. One is located at Gamboa
and the other at Station 1665, on
the west bank of Gaillard Cut. Four
other stations will be installed as
soon as all the equipment is received
and the Meteorological and Hydro-
graphic Branch personnel finish test-
ing and calibrating the instruments.
These instruments will record data
on temperature, humidity, and other
weather conditions which lead to
the formation of fog in the vital
Gaillard Cut area. The Engineering
Division is attempting to solve this
important problem which at times
delays the transit of ships, usually
from midnight to 8 a.m. during
rainy season. All data will be
analyzed by computer to develop
fog forecasting procedures and to
evaluate the feasibility of fog
dispersal techniques.

A remote tide recorder which
shows the tide changes in Balboa
Harbor has been installed in the
Meteorological and Hydrographic
Office at Balboa Heights. The trans-
mitter is connected to an automatic
tide gage on Pier 18 and a pair of
telephone wires connect the trans-
mitter with the recorder in Met. and
Hyd. headquarters. The recorder
was installed under the.direction of
Mark Spaeth, who is in charge of
the Tsunami Warning Center for
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.
Geodetic Survey plans to launch a
communications satellite off Cal-
ifornia next year so that tide records
can be transmitted via radio to the
Honolulu Tidal Observatory. Balboa
will be one of approximately 60
stations scattered throughout the
world that will automatically trans-
mit tidal data to the Honolulu

A container-trailer system for col-
lecting garbage has been set-up on
the Pacific side by the Grounds
Maintenance Branch to ultimately
dispense with unsightly street gar-
bage cans in Canal Zone communi-
ties. The container-trailers are pulled
by a "bronco," or jeep, through the
townsites every other day. Electronic

The work of a Canal construction day geologist is read by his grandson,
Jonathan Howe of Atlanta, Ga., during a recent visit to the Canal Zone.
Howe is reading a final report on the geology of the Canal Zone written by
Ernest Howe, who served on the Isthmus for 1 year while the waterway
was being built. His 29-page report appeared in the 1907 annual report of
the Isthmian Canal Commission is being held by Howe and James S.
Beasley, area manager of the Federal Aviation Administration. Howe is
an attorney with the FAA in Atlanta.

communications between the bronco
and the large garbage truck permits
personnel to advise when the trailers
are ready for dumping. The contents
from the trailers are then emptied
into the truck. This system of gar-
bage collection will be put into
operation on the Atlantic side later.
0 0 *
Work is in progress on the design
for rehabilitation of two buildings
in Coco Solo-a four family, two
bedroom type, and a four family
three bedroom house. These will
serve as prototypes for rehabilita-
tion of all similar type quarters in
Coco Solo which will be undertaken

Also in progress is work on the
last contract for rehabilitation of 36
Prado-type concrete quarters. A total
of 190 units have been included in
the rehabilitation program which
has been in progress for the past
6 years. Work is expected to be
finished about the middle of 1971.
0 0 0
The Gatun Locks west chamber
was removed from service last
month from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. and
will be out of service these hours
to permit repair and replacement of
approach wall rubber rendering by
Locks Division personnel; repair and
replacement of forebay-tailbay fen-
dering by Maintenance' Division
force and rehabilitation of piping
used for sprinkling water over the
miter gates for firefighting. The west
lane is scheduled for completion
about May 25 at which time opera-
tions will be shifted to the east
lane. The east lane will be com-
pleted about June 28.
The Industrial Division has begun
overhaul of two chain fender ma-
chines located on the west chamber
south end of Miraflores Locks. These
machines raise and lower the chains
across the lock entrances. During
the overhaul, the Locks Division
announced there would be intermit-
tent lane outages of short duration.
The work will be completed about
July 17.

A recent Food and Drug Admin-
istration investigation revealed that
a family in the western section of
the United States was suffering
from lead poisoning following the
use of Mexican pottery as food con-
tainers. It was found that acid food
such as citrus could leach lead out
of the pottery in such quantities as
to produce symptoms. Pottery that
shows a rough or dull glaze rather
than a glossy one gives the most
lead when mildly acid solutions are
placed in it. The health director
advises that it is wise to discontinue
using for food purposes any pottery
which is suspected of having Mexi-
can origin. The Food and Drug Ad-
ministration has asked merchants to
check their stocks and remove all
Mexican pottery and earthenware
items from their shelves. The Pan-
amanian pottery sold in Canal Zone
stores has been inspected and was
found to be safe.

This is the last time I'm going to
ask for a raise in my allowance,
"Thank you, Junior. I appreciate
your consideration."
0 0 0
Father climbed up the ladder of
success rung by rung.
His son pushes a button and
waits for the elevator.

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The Atlantic Chapter, Order of DeMolay, recently held
an open installation to install the officers for the coming
term. Shown in the picture are (seated): Master Coun-
cilor, Scott C. Hutchinson of Coco Solo; (standing)
Steward, Brian Allen; Senior Councilor, James Gray;

.: -

Marshal, Rocky Golden; Junior Councilor, Walter
Ilund; Standard Bearer, Brian Love; Deacon, Wallace
Russon; Sentinel, Richard Beal. Not present for picture
Chaplain, Albert Taake. Miss Sherry Ann Kern of
Gatun was elected DeMolay Sweetheart.

"Man of La Mancha" Has

27 Roles To Be Filled

Interest is mounting in the United
Fund 1970 summer musical project,
the production of the current Broad-
way smash hit Man of La Mancha
and producer-director Bruce Quinn
has announced the roles to be filled
for the popular community event.
A number of key production posi-
tions already have been filled, but
much help will be needed backstage
on construction and stage crews,
wardrobe, properties, lighting, box-
office, and make-up committees.
Music will be furnished by the 79th
Army Band under the command of
CW3 Donald Flewell. Dance rou-
tines will be choreographed by
Tony Mata and the production will
be stage managed by Julio Rodri-
guez. Other key production per-
sonnel named this week are Wil-
liam Kirkland who has been named
the show's lighting designer and
Joseph Watson who has been named
business manager.
The 27 roles to be filled are:
Don Quixote/Cervantes. By the
words of Cervantes, Quixote should
be tall and thin though New York
audiences have applauded short and
stocky Quixotes. Quixote is a brave,
courteous, bold, generous, affable,
and patient character. He has the
simple honesty to believe he pos-
sesses these qualities and the vul-
nerability to believe that with such
armament against life nothing and
no one can harm him.
Cervantes is a man who has seen
life and knows the anguish that it
holds, and yet lives according to the
ideal that only the goodness of man
can make it better. His ideals are
expressed by Don Quixote when he
sings, "The Impossible Dream," con-
sidered one of the finest numbers
ever composed for a Broadway
The dual role of Quixote/Cervan-
tes calls for an outstanding actor
with a baritone voice but non-singers
have played the role effectively.
Sancho/Manservant. The stage
Sancho never has any thoughts of
personal gains. He is completely
devoted to Quixote, never waiver-
ing. It is important that Sancho be
short and fat (padded if need be).
It is also important that he be able
to sing a high tenor line.
Aldonza/Dulcinea. The vocal de-
mands made upon Aldonza are ex-
tremely harsh. She should be a con-
tralto with a wide range from an
A-flat below to A-Flat above staff.
These vocal demands are extremely

important in the development of her
Innkeeper/Governor. He must be
able to dominate either in size or
theatrical power .The character also
requires an individual with a good
sense of humor. The role calls for
a bass singer.
The Padre. It is much more im-
portant that he be a strong singer
than an actor. He should have a
pure and clear tenor voice.
Dr. Carrasco/The Duke. He is
quick-tempered, arrogant, smug,
proud, and a poor loser. He is a
Antonia. She is an attractive
young woman but spiritually deceit-
ful. The role calls for a soprano.
The Barber. The role calls for an
individual with a great comic flair.
He should be a tenor.
The Muleteers. All muleteers
must have a rough, earthy, manly
but playful quality about them. They
are primarily dancers but should be
able to sing to some degree. Pedro
is the toughest member and leader
of the muleteers. He should be a
baritone. Anselmo is primarily a
singer (tenor) but should move well.
Jos6 is a dancer and the smallest of
the muleteers. He plays the mule in
the Horses' dance and should be
able to do a front flip. Juan should
be an extremely strong dancer and
should be a specialist in lifts. He
should have an acrobatic ability.
Tenorio, a dancer, should have a cer-
tain amount of dash and flair about
him. Paco is a dancer. The Guitarist,
while actually a member of the
orchestra, is integrated into the cast
as a muleteer.
The Housekeeper. Requires a
good heavy character actress. She
should also sing well and is a con-
tralto. A second character actress
is required for the role of Maria.
Fermina/Gypsy Dancer. As Fer-
mina, she is often referred to as
"the slaver" and she should look
just that. As the Gypsy Dancer, the
"tackier" she looks, the better.
Captain of the Inquisition. He
must have sufficient authority to
keep a rough bunch of prisoners in
line. He commands four Guards and
accompanies the three Men of the
All persons interested in audition-
ing for Man of La Mancha, will be
required to sing a musical selection
of their own choosing and a number
selected from the show by the choral

Tryouts will be held at the Balboa
High School Auditorium Tuesday,
June 2, through Friday, June 5,
nightly at 7:30.

Canal Zone To Observe

Police Week May 10-16

Open house will be held at the
Balboa and Cristobal police stations,
May 15, Peace Officers Memorial
Day, as a part of the observance of
Police Week, May 10-16.
The open house will be held from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the public is
invited to come and meet members
of the Police Division and learn
about their duties and responsibili-
ties in protecting the lives and
property of local citizens.
There will be a special program
on SCN-TV marking Peace Officers'
Memorial Day. The time of the show
will be announced later. Color
slides illustrating the work of the
Police Division will be shown at
theaters on both sides of the Isth-
mus, and the post office will use a
cancellation stamp honoring the
police during Police Week.
Canal Zone Gov. W. P. Leber has
invited local residents to demon-
strate their support of law enforce-
ment agents by participating in local
observances. lie also called atten-
tion to a Presidential proclamtion of
Police Week and Peace Officers'
Memorial Day, which originally was
signed in 1963 by President Ken-
nedy. It designates May 15 of each
year as Peace Officers' Memorial
Day and the calendar week during
which May 15 occurs of each suc-
ceeding year as Police Week.
The Canal Zone Police will wel-

Employees are no longer surprised to discover they have been replaced by
a computer but Arty Pollack, Information Office photographer, reacts with
shock as he returns from an assignment to find his replacement already
hard at work and it is not a computer. Looking on in the background is
Velma Kirkland, of the Canal Zone Guide Service.

By hitching a ride on a helicopter, John Carlisle, center,
chairman of the Canal Zone Youth Council, a student
at Cristobal High School, was able to make it to a 4 p.m.
council meeting on the Pacific side after school was out.
With him are John Daily, left, of Helic6pteros de Pa-

come all groups who wish to tour
the central police stations on May 15
but any large groups who wish to
come should call Sgt. Dave Beach,
Cristobal Police Station, or Sgt. Jack
Gregory of Balboa, and schedule a

Atlantic Area

Newcomers Plan

Visit to Chitre
The Atlantic Area Newcomers'
Club is planning a trip to Chitre to
visit pottery plants, May 25. The
bus will leave Margarita Club House
at 5 a.m. and will return at 7 p.m.
Members and guests should provide
their own lunches. The cost of the
trip will be $5 and the cut-off date
is May 11.
The club installed new officers
recently. Mrs. Robert Stanley was
elected president for the next 6
months and was presented a gravel
and corsage by the outgoing pres-
ident, Mrs. James Pryor.
The new board members are Mrs.
Floyd Baye, first vice president;
Mrs. Bernard Kopfinger, second vice
president; Mrs. Eugene Conley, sec-
retary; Mrs. Gilbert Gilmore, treas-
urer; Mrs. Richard Fogle, program
chairman; Mrs. Wilfred Holt, Jr.,
publicity chairman; Mrs. Emil Cic-
chetto, hospitality chairman; Mrs.
Robert Hines, military telephone
chairman; Mrs. Edward Creasy,
telephone chairman; and Mrs. Bur-
dell Bunnell, editor.
The next board meeting will be
held at the home of Mrs. Bernard
Kopfinger, 236B Gatun, May 14,
at 1 p.m.

Fresh Milk
(Continued from p. 1)

point out, has equal nutritional
value and sells for 11 cents less per
quart than the homogenized milk.
Panama Canal retail stores have
been running out of fresh milk each
day before 4 p.m., and on some
days, as early as 11 a.m. Reconsti-
tuted milk sells for 21 cents a quart
and 40 cents a 1/ gallon as opposed
to 32 cents a quart and 61 cents a
1/ gallon for homogenized milk.

namA, S.A., and Cleveland C. Soper III, Youth Council
Coordinator. Soper and Daily went to the Atlantic side
via helicopter on a separate matter and give Carlisle a
ride back when they returned.

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Vol. VIII, No. 47 Mis de 55 Anios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial Viernes 8 de Mayo de 1970

Pago Retroactive Vendra

En Cheques del 11 de Mayo
Miles de empleados del Canal de Panama recibirAn el lunes pr6ximo no
s6lo su primer pago con el aumento del 6 por ciento, sino tambi6n su pago
retroactive por ocho periods de pago desde el 28 de diciembre.
Se habia anunciado previamente que solamente el aumento de sueldo
seria pagado a partir del 11 de mayo, y que la part retroactive seria
pagada en fecha que se anunciaria
mAs adelante. en $743.561. Esta cantidad es parte

El pago retroactive apareceri en
el Estado de Cuenta en la casilla de
"Ajustes de Pagos". Las cantidades
mostradas en las casillas para Ingre-
sos BBsicos, Ingresos de Sobre Tiem-
po, y Compensaci6n Adicional, ten-
dran el calculo de pago seg6n la
nueva tarifa.
Aproximadamente 4.500 emplea-
dos recibiran el aumento, que no se
aplica a los empleados manuales,
cuyo pago es revisado y ajustado
anualmente. Los empleados de ca-
tegoria manual recibirin un aumen-
to de sueldo en julio. Otros grupos
de empleados recibiran aumentos de
sueldo de acuerdo con los progra-
mas previamente establecidos.
La rapidez con que el pago re-
troactivo fue incluido en los che-
ques de pago del 11 de mayo se
debi6 a la estrecha cooperaci6n y
energia de los empleados de va-
rias divisions de la organizaci6n
del Canal, incluyendo la Oficina
del Gobernador, la Direcci6n de
Personal, la Divisi6n de Elabora-
ci6n de Datos, el Ramo de Plani-
las y la Imprenta.
Las luces estuvieron encendidas
hasta tempranas horas de la mafia-
na en el Edificio de Administraci6n
cuando estaban procesandose las
nuevas tablas de tarifas, se hacian
los informes de los ajustes del pago
retroactive y las notificaciones de
medidas de personal eran impresas
por la Divisi6n de Elaboraci6n de
Un program especial de comn-
putador habia sido escrito por los
programadores del Canal de Pa-
nama hace 2 afios para en caso de
tal eventualidad.
El personal en el Ramo de Pla-
nillas comenz6 a trabajar con los
informes del ajuste del pago re-
troactivo el sAbado 25 de abril y
continue hasta el jueves 30 de
El aumento del pago retroactive
aumentard el sueldo bruto en los
cheques expedidos el 11 de mayo

de los aumentos totales de aproxi-
madamente $2.5 millones este afio
que afectan a unos 1.800 ciudada-
nos estadounidenses y 2.650 em-
pleados no estadounidenses.


Mejoras en

Las Esclusas
Ciertas naves grandes que utili-
zan el Canal de Panama, estin ob-
teniendo permiso de calar algo mas
y podran Ilevar mis carga a trav6s
de la via interoceanica, como resul-
tado de la reciente instalaci6n de
defenses de caucho en las entradas
y salidas de las esclusas.
La instalaci6n de defenses en las
esclusas, uno de una series de pro-
yectos planeados por el Canal de
Panama para mejorar el servicio a
los usuarios del Canal, permit que
se afiada hasta 18 pulgadas al cala-
do de ciertas naves que anterior-
mente estaban restringidas en el
calado, debido a sus pequefos
radios de pantoque.
El aumento en el calado permi-
tido a las naves que estaban limi-
tadas debido a la configuraci6n del
pantoque, sera efectivo inmediata-
mente, sujeto a confirmaci6n en
cada caso por el Jefe de la Divi-
si6n de Navegaci6n, dice un anuncio
del Director de Marina.
El calado permisible en ningun
caso sera de mas de 40 pies y en
cualquier caso debera estar limi-
tado al calado mAximo en agua
dulce basado en el nivel del Lago
Las primeras defenses de caucho
que se instalaron eran secciones rec-
tangulares curvas de caucho mol-
deado que se pusieron en las juntas
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

Hay Escasez de Leche

En la Zona del Canal

Una escasez de leche fresca en la
Zona del Canal ha sido atribuida a
la incapacidad del abastecedor en
PanamA para enfrentarse a las de-
mandas en este mercado.
Toda la leche fresca, de venta en
las tiendas del Canal de Panama y
en las tiendas militares es suminis-
trada por Industrias Licteas, S.A.
Los militares compran la leche ho-
mogeneizada en cartones mientras
que el Canal de PanamA compra la
leche cruda y la process en su plant
de Mount Hope.
Un acuerdo entire la empresa del
Canal y el abastecedor establece una
entrega basica de 1.250 galones dia-
rios, 5 dias a la semana. El acuerdo
tiene una clausula que permit a la
organizaci6n del Canal aumentar o
disminuir la cantidad en un 30 por
ciento. El 15 de abril el abastecedor
inform a funcionarios del Canal
que no podria suministrar leche cru-
da y ese dia no se efectu6 la entre-
ga. Sin embargo, luego de conver-
saciones con representantes de In-
dustrias LActeas, al dia siguiente se
reanudaron las entregas. Pero s61o
se esta efectuando ]a entrega basica
de 1.250 galones diaries. Cuando
comenz6 la escasez, los requerimien-

tos de leche habian ascendido a
1.450 galones diaries, 5 dias a la
Al mismo tiempo, la cantidad de
leche entregad a las tiendas de las
fuerzas armadas fue reducida.
Los funcionarios de la Divisi6n
de Abastos del Canal de Panama
exhortan a las amas de casa a com-
(Continda en la pdgina 4)

Sobre Hospital de

Coco Solo Hablera

El Gobernador
El Gobernador W. P. Lcber anun-
ciard la pr6xima semana a los rcsi-
dentes en el sector Atlantico los pla-
nes que han sido elaborados para la
reestructuraci6n del Hospital de
Coco Solo y que han sido revisados
por un equipo de consultores de la
Escuela de Medicina de la Univer-
sidad de Texas.
El Gobernador hablari a las 7:30
p.m., el jueves 14, en el gimnasio de
la escuela secundaria, en Coco Solo.
El piblico esti invitado.

Premios Para Bomberos


B. I. Everson, Director de Asuntos Civiles, entrega un
Premio por Desempefio Sobresaliente a E. L. Cotton,
Comandante del Distrito de Bomberos de Balboa, y
Premios por Servicio Superior a otros miembros de la
Division de Bomberos. De izquierda a derecha estAn:
Everson, Cotton, el Sargento P. R. Walker, del Cuar-
tel de Bomberos de Balboa; el Subjefe Inspector de

Reglas a Seguir

El Dia del Censo

Todos los empleados del Canal de
Panama, que resident en la Repil-
blica de Panama y que deben traba-
jar el domingo 10 de mayo, dia en
que se hard el censo de poblaci6n en
la Repuiblica de PanamA, deberdn ir
a empadronarse previamente duran-
te sus horas libres.

Viaje a Chitre

De las Recien

Llegadas el 25
El Club de las Recien Llegadas
(Newcomers) del sector Atlantico
esta planeando un viaje a Chitr6
para visitar los talleres de alfareria
el 25 de mayo. El autobis partirA
del Clubhouse de Margarita a las
5 a.m. y regresarA a las 7 p.m. Las
social e invitadas deberan Ilevar sus
propios almuerzos. El valor del viaje
sera de $5 y la fecha de cierre es
el 11 de mayo.
El club dio posesi6n a la nueva
directive recientemente. La Sra. de
Robert Stanley fue elegida presi-
denta para los pr6ximos 6 meses y
recibi6 un mazo y un ramo de flores
de manos de la president saliente,
Sra. de James Pryor.
Las nuevas directors son la Sra.
de Floyd Baye, vicepresidenta; Sra.
de Bernard Kopfinger, segunda vice-
presidenta; Sra. de Eugene Conley,
secrctaria; Sra. de Gilbert Gilmore,
tesorera; Sra. de Richard Fogle, di-
rectora de programs; Sra. de Wil-
fred Holt, Jr., director de publi-
cidad; Sra. de Emil Cicchetto, di-
rectora de hospitalidad; Sra. de
Robert Hine, director de telefonos
militares; Sra. de Edward Creasy,
director de tel6fonos, y la Sra. de
Burdell Bunnell, editor.
La pr6xima reuni6n de la junta
directive sera en la residencia de
la Sra. de Bernard Kopfinger, en
Gatin 236B, el 14 de mayo a la
1 p.m.

Bomberos J. L. Phillips, del Distrito de Bomberos de
Balboa; el Sargento P. H. Reynolds, del Cuartel de
Bomberos de Corozal; C. R. Blades, Bombero del Cuar-
tel de Bomberos de Balboa; Wilfred N. Johnson, Bom-
bero del Cuartel de Bomberos de Rodman; y W. G.
Dolan, Jefe de la Divisi6n de Bomberos.

Deducciones de

Impuestos Harin

Seg n Nueva Tabla
El Canal de Panama ha anuncia-
do que las tasas de retenci6n del
impuesto sobre la renta de la Re-
pfiblica de PanamA, que son aplica-
bles a los empleados ciudadanos de
PanamA, serin revisadas a partir del
period de pago que finaliz6 el 2 de
mayo de 1970. Los cambios en las
deducciones autorizadas de la renta
gravable y las tasas revisadas de
impuestos, de acuerdo con el C6di-
go Fiscal de la Repdblica de Pana-
ma, se reflejarin en los cheques de
salario que serin entregados el lunes
11 de mayo de 1970.
Dentro de poco aparecerAi un
articulo en el SPILLWAY en el que
se explicard el m6todo usado para
calcular el impuesto que se ha rete-
nido de los salaries que se han pa-
gado a los empleados ciudadanos
de la Repiblica de Panama.

Se recuerda a los empleados que
pueden estar sujetos a medidas dis-
ciplinarias en caso de que no se
hagan empadronar previamente y no
puedan presentarse al trabajo el 10
de mayo, cuando el transit en la
Repiblica de PanamA sea restrin-
gido durante todo el dia.
Los que resident en la Repdblica
de Panama y deben trabajar ese dia,
pueden presentarse a la oficina del
censo de su respective jurisdicci6n
y hacerse empadronar previamente.
Estas oficinas estarAn abiertas del
mi6rcoles 6 al sdibado 9 de mayo,
de 7 a.m. a 7 p.m. Una vez que sean
empadronados, los empleados reci-
birAn una pase de solapa que auto-
rizara su entrada a la Zona del
Canal el dia 10 de mayo.
(Contintia en la pdgina 4)

Semana del Policia

Del 10 al 1(
Las puertas estaran abiertas al
pFiblico en las estaciones de policia
de Crist6bal y Balboa el 15 de mayo,
Dia de Conmemoraci6n del Agente
del Orden P6blico, como parte de
la Semana del Policia, que se cele-
bra del 10 al 16 de mayo.
Las puertas estaran abiertas en
esas estaciones de las 9 a.m. a las
3 p.m. y se invita al pilblico a que
conozca a los miembros de la Divi-
si6n de Policia y se empape acerca
de sus deberes y responsabilidades
en lo que se refiere a la proteccidn
de las vidas y propiedades de los
Habra un program especial en
SCN-TV con motivo del Dia tde
Conmemoraci6n del Agente de Or-
den P6blico. La hora del progra-
ma sera anunciada mis tarde. Dia-
positivas a colors que muestran el
trabajo de la Divisi6n de Policia
seran mostradas en los teatros de
ambos lados del Istmo y los correos

5 de Mayo
utilizarAn un sello de cancelaci6n
de estampillas en honor de la policia
durante la semana.
El Gobernador de la Zona del
Canal W. P. Leber ha invitado a los
residents locales a mostrar su apo-
yo a los agents del orden publico
participando en la observaci6n local.
Tambidn llam6 la atcnci6n sobre la
Proclama Presidencial que scfiala la
Semana del Policia y el Dia de
Conmemoraci6n del Agente de Or-
den Piblico, que fuc firmada ori-
ginalmente en 1963 por el Prcsi-
dente Kennedy, scfialando el 15 de
mayo de cada ano como cl Dia de
Conmemoraci6n del Agcnte de Or-
dcn P6blico y la semana durante
la cual cae el 15 de mayo, de cada
afio subsiguiente como la Semanaa
del Policia.
La Policia de la Zona del Canal,
rccibirdt con nnicho gusto a todos
los grupos que descen visitar las
(Continia en la pdgina 4)

F] ,~--r 2i


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Mayo 8, 1970



9:15-La Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
12:00-Suerte y Alegria
12:30--Los PoliVoces
1:00-El Fantasma y la Sra. Muir
1:30-Ballinger de Chicago
2:00-Los Lancer
3:00-Tarde de Toros
5:00-El Gran Chaparral
7:30-Grupo 21
8:00-Misi6n Imposible
9: 00-Bronson
10:00-Premiere de Gala

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Johnny Ringo
12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-E1 Show de la Una
2:00-Los Corruptores
3:00-Johnny Staccato
4:00-77 Sunset Strip
5:00-Johnny Ringo
5:30-EI Robot Gigante
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-Patrulla Juvenil
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:30-Ronda de America
11:00-Los Corruptores

11:15-Canaval de Cartones
11:30-Johnny Ringo
12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-E1 Show de la Una
2:00-Los Corruptores
3:00-Johnny Staccato
4:00-77 Sunset Strip
5:00-Johnny Ringo
5:30-Mr. Ed
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:30-Ronda de America
11:00-Los Corruptores

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Johnny Ringo
12:00-Suerte y Alegria
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Los Corruptores
3:00-Johnny Staccato
4:00-77 Sunset Strip
5:00-Johnny Ringo
5:30-Los Picapiedras
6:00-La Trenenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-Ladr6n Sin Destino
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:30-Ronda de America
11:00-Los Corruptores

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Johnny Ringo
12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Los Corruptores
3:00-Johnny Staccato
4:00-77 Sunset Strip
5:00-Johnny Ringo
5:30-La Novicia Voladora
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-E1 Especial
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:30-Ronda de America
11:00-Los Corruptores

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Johnny Ringo
12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-E1 Show de la Una
2:00-Los Corruptores
3:00-Johnny Staccato
4:00-77 Sunset Strip
5:00-Johnny Ringo
5:30-El Circo
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:30-Ronda de America
11:00-Los Corruptores

10:30-De Muier a Mujer
11:30-Los Tres Chiflados
12:00-Batman Cartones
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Mis Adorables Sobrinos
1:30-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
2:00-Los Invencibles
4:00-Deportes en TV-2
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-Tierra de Gigantes
8:30-Audacia es el Juego
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:30-Cine Sibado

Gente en la Noticia

La Srta. Josefina Compaiiy R., ha sido oficinista de la
Imprenta del Canal de PanamA durante alg6n tiempo.
Alli se ha ganado el aprecio de todos los que prestaron
servicios junto con ella, por su don de gentes y su caric-
ter servicial. Pero desde el lunes 4 de mayo, empez6 a
prestar servicios en las oficinas principles de la Direc-
ci6n de Salubridad en el Edificio de Administraci6n en
Balboa Heights. La Srta. Compafiy naci6 en la ciudad
de Col6n y su escuela primaria la curs6 en la Misi6n
Santa Maria, acreditado colegio regentado por las
Madres Franciscanas. La escuela secundaria la curs6 en
el Colegio Internacional de Maria Inmaculada (CIDMI),
de la ciudad de Panami, regentado tambi6n por las
Madres Franciscanas. La Srta. Compafiy reside en la
ciudad de PanamA desde hace alg6n tiempo, pero tiene
familiares en la poblaci6n de Boquete, en las tierras altas
de Chiriqui, por lo que muchos creen que es chiricana.
"Me siento muy orgullosa de ser colonense", dice son-
riendo. Antes de venir a trabajar con el Canal de Pana-
mi, priest6 servicios en la Divisi6n de Transporte a -
Motor del Ej6rcito en Corozal y con la Academia In-
teramericana de la Fuerza A6rea, en la Base de Albrook.
Su primer trabajo en el Canal de PanamA fue con la
Division de Servicios Administrativos. A la Srta. Com-
paily le encanta la nataci6n, ya sea en la playa como
en piscinas o rios. Le gusta much jugar boliche y tenis.
Pero sobre todo, lo que mAs le gusta es viajar. "Me gusta -
tanto", explica, "que durante los 6iltimos 4 afios, 2 me '".
los pas6 viajando por Espafia, la tierra de mis mayores".--
De su trabajo con la Direcci6n de Salubridad dice que ;'
lo harA lo mejor que pueda. Del tiempo que pas6 en la .cif
Imprenta del Canal dice: "Durante mis afios de servicio,
el lugar donde mis acogida de simpatias y respeto he
recibido de part de mis compafieros de trabajo, ha
sido la Imprenta del Canal".

Algunas muchachas no tienen las
pieras para minifaldas-solamente

Una mujer necesita dos hombres
en su vida-su esposo y un tipo para
hacer comparaciones.


"lYo sd qua ti sabae mas quo naode
ocerca de seguridad, pero do qut usr-
vy si to Io callasl"

Important Reunin Tendri

Consejo Civico de Paraiso

Durante la pr6xima reunion del
Consejo Civico de Paraiso, que ten-
dri lugar el pr6ximo martes, a las
7:30 p.m., en la Escuela Secundaria
del lugar, habrA un period dedi-
cado a debate plblico, durante el
cual se invita a todos los miembros
de la comunidad den cabal y com-
pleta discusi6n a los problems que
enfrenta la comunidad.
Esta es principalmente, la raz6n
por la cual se invita a todos los resi-
dentes de Paraiso a que asistan a ]a
mencionada reunion. Es important
que todos participen en estas discu-
siones, de manera que sus represen-
tantes sean debidamente informados
de las deficiencies y condiciones no
satisfactorias, para su presentaci6n
a las debidas autoridades para que
les busquen una soluci6n.

Pwomaf de E t"go

Mayo 8-29-TendrA lugar una exhibici6n de las pinturas de los estudiantes
del Estudio Experimental de Arte de Pete Johnson, en el Centro de
Beneficencia Hebrea (JWB) de Balboa.
Mayo 10-TendrA lugar-el censo de poblaci6n en la RepAblica de Panami.
Mayo 15-Fiesta de San Isidro Labrador, patrono de los agricultores.
Mayo 17-Domingo de Pentecost6s. Los cristianos del mundo entero con-
memoran este dia la venida del Espiritu Santo sobre la Virgen Maria y
los Ap6stoles, 50 dias despu6s de la Resurrecci6n del Sefior.
Mayo 22 y 23-Ultreya Mundial en Ciudad de M6xico. Los cursillistas que
descen asistir a 6sta, que sera la Segunda Ultreya Mundial, s6lo tendrAn
que pagar su pasaje y $1 de inscripci6n, pues los cursillistas mexicanos
se encargarAn de suministrarles alojamiento y alimentos gratis.
Mayo 23-24-Congreso de Unidad Sindical en Santiago de Veraguas.
Mayo 24-Fiestas de Maria Auxiliadora en SonA, Bejuco y otras poblaciones
de la Repiblica de PanamA.
Mayo 28-Jueves de Corpus Christi. Festividad religiosa. En poblaciones
del interior de PanamA, como Los Santos y PenonomB todavia se efecttan
en las calls los bailes de diablicos, que son sumamente coloridos y datan
del tiempo de los espafioles.
Mayo 30-Dia de Difuntos en la Zona del Canal. Es feriado para todos los
empleados de las agencies gubernamentales y privadas que funcionan en
la Zona del Canal.
Junio 19 a Julio 19-Las pinturas de los estudiantes del Estudio Experi-
mental de Pete Johnson serAn expuestas en la Pequefia Galeria de la
Casa de Hubspedes Tivoli.

Harold W. Williams, president
del Consejo Civico de Paraiso,
hace saber tambi6n a todos los resi-
dentes que en esa reunion se rendi-
ri un informed sobre los logros que
se han conseguido y tambi6n sobre
los fracasos, si es que alguno se ha
Entre los logros del Consejo Ci-
vico de Paraiso se encuentran una
nueva parada de autobuses en el
extreme sur de la poblaci6n, sobre
la Carretera Gaillard, cerca de la
Casa N9 329; la instalaci6n de
asientos en las paradas de autobu-
ses ya existentes, y la reparaci6n de
la pista de carreras y de la cancha
de baloncesto al aire libre. Se es-
pera que los trabajos en estas insta-
laciones sean terminados dentro de
los pr6ximos 3 meses.
El president del Consejo Civico
ha declarado que estas reunions de
debate p6blico, entire el Consejo
Civico y los miembros de las comu-
nidad que representan, se harAn pe-
ri6dicamente pues se cree que son
de gran beneficio para la comunidad.

Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pa-
nama. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya
fuere verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6-
nica o noticia aqul aparecida, sin
necesidad de solicitud express.
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
Jefe de la Oficina de Informacidn
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
dcl Canal.
Distribuci6n gratuita a todos los
emplcados del Canal de Panaml.
Valor de la subscripci6n para otros
(incluyendo envio por correo) $2.60 al
ano. Los cheques deben hacerse pa-
ga;deros al Panama Canal Company y
dirigidos a: SPILWAY Subscriptions,
Box M, Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

I______En Su Pantalla_____




Viernes 8_-. CERRADO The Man From Galveston (AYC) 10:00 p.m.
y The Silent Caper (AYC) Broken Lance (AY)
Sibado 9_ The Man From Galveston (AYC) y CERRADO African Safari (AYC) y
The Silent Caper (AYC) Mark Of The Hawk (AYC)
Domingo 10 MacKenna's Gold (A) Funny Girl (AY, C-maduros) In Cold Blood (A)
Lunes 11__ MacKenna's Gold (A) Cool Hand Luke (A) y In Cold Blood (A)
Not With My Wife You Don't (A)
Martes 12-- CERRADO Marlowe (A) Far From The Madding Crowd
Mi s 13 Nt Cool Hand Luke (A) y Seven Guns For The MacGregors CERRA
Mircoles13- Not With My Wife You Don't (A) (AY) CERRADO
The Fixer (A) y
Ji.vcs 14 Marlowe (A) CERRADO Some Caine Running (A)
Vicrnes 15 CERRADO Dynamite Job (AY) y Temple Of 10:00 p.m.
The White Elephant (AYC) The Appaloosa (AY)
GUIA DEL CINE: A, Adultos; Y, J6venes de 12 a 16; C, Nifos de 8 a 12.



9:15-Santa Misa
10:00-Todo per la Patria
12:30-Carrusel Internacional
2:00-Domingo Deportivo
8:00-El Santo
9:00-El Astuto
10:00-Estreno Sorpresivo

11:45-Frankenstein, Jr., y
Los Imposibles
12:15-Tres Patines
1:00-Informativo del Mediodla
2:30-La Hija del Gobernador
3:00-Folklore Nacional
3:30-Charlie Chan
4:00-La Hora Infantil
4:30-El Meteoro
7:30-Get Smart

11:45-Frankenstein, Jr., y
Los Imposibles
12:15-Festival en Madrid
1:00-Informativo del Mediodia
2:30-Granjero Ultimo Modelo
3:00--E Hogar y la Escuela
3:30-Charlie Chan
4:00-La Hora Infantil
4:30-E1 Meteoro
7:30-Will Sonnett
10:00-Enemigos del Crimen

11:45--Frankenstein, Jr., y
Los Imposibles
12:00-Sorteo del Miercolito
12:15-Tres Patines
1:00-Informativo del Mediodia
2:30-La Hija del Gobernador
3:00-La Mujer Opina
3:30-Charlie Chan
4:00-La Hora Infantil
4:30-El Meteoro
7:30-HCroes de Hogan
10:00-Los Vengadores

11:45-Frankenstein, Jr., y
Los Imposibles
12:15-Jeeves Estelares
1:00-Informative del Mediodia
2:30-Graniero Ultimo Modelo
3:00-La Voz del Censo
3:30-Charlie Chan
4:00-La Hora Infantil
4:30-El Meteoro
7:30-Adams 12
10:00-Los Rebeldes

11:45-Frankenstein, Jr., y
Los Imposibles
1:00-Informativo del Mediodia
2:30-La Hija del Gobernador
3:00-Camino de la Verdad
3:30-Charlie Chan
4:00-La Hora Infantil
4:30-El Meteoro
7:30-Mi Oso y Yo
10:00-La Ley del Rev6lver
11:00-La Hora Cero

I1 :00-Huck Finn
11:30 Lassie
12.00-Astro Boy
12:30-Crnmicos y Canciones
1:00-Informative del Mediodia
1 :30-Comer Payee
2:00-Victor Martinez Blanco
4:30-Banana Splits
5:30-EI Caballo de Hierro
8:30-Viaje al Fondo del Mar
9:30-Pzazz 70

Pagina 2

Mayo 8, 1970


Este grupo de j6venes de la urbanizaci6n Jardin San mismo mes en el Gimnasio de Pedro Miguel. En la foto
Antonio, en la carretera a Tocumen, y que integran el aparecen, de izquierda a derecha, parados: Rigoberto
equipo de baloncesto "Giscome", iniciarfn una series de Diaz, Gilberto Steel, David Carter, la madrina del
tres partidos con el equipo de la Escuela Secundaria equipo Maria Elena Daisly, Jaime Carter, Jorge Cen-
de Paraiso el lunes pr6ximo en el Gimnasio de Paraiso. tella, Ricaurte Deboute y Antonio Gonzalez. Arrodilla-
El segundo partido tendri lugar el 18 de mayo en el dos: Ronaldo Daisly, Luis Centeno, Francisco G6mez,
Gimnasio de Santa Cruz y el tercero el lunes 25 del Norberto Rodriguez y Guillermo Delgado.

Adrian M. Bouche no Puede

Alejarse Mucho de Panama

AdriAn M. Bouche, historiador,
botinico, minero y lingiiista, quien
se jubil6 del servicio del Canal hace
10 afios, siente que forma parte to-
davia de la escena en el Canal.
Cuando se jubil6 como Jefe Ope-
rario de la Caseta de Control de
Pedro Miguel en 1960, despu6s de
44 afos de servicio, Bouche era el
ultimo de los condecorados con la
Medalla de Roosevelt que todavia
trabajaba en el Canal. La recibi6
cuando tenia 16 aiios de edad.
Bouche, quien recientemente re-
gres6 a los Estados Unidos, luego
de una de sus visits regulars al
Istmo, esti en los 72 afios y tiene
una memorial prodigiosa. Actual-
mente pasa la mayor parte del tiem-
po contestando preguntas acerca
del Canal, especialmente acerca de
los dias de la construcci6n.
Nacido en Virginia Occidental,
pas6 en Francia sus primeros afios,
en uni6n de su padre, que era fran-
c6s, y asisti6 a la escuela en Fran-
cia. A. M. Butcher, su padre, quien
habia cambiado su nombre frances
de Bouche, trajo su familiar al Istmo
en 1907 y vino a trabajar con el
Canal, ayudando a construir el Ver-
tedero de Gat6n y la plant hidro-
el6ctrica que suministraba la ener-
gia necesaria para operar el Canal.
Butcher, quien tiene 98 afios actual-
mente y se jubil6 del servicio al
Canal en 1934, reside actualmente
en Estados Unidos.
La familiar vivi6 en Bohio, en el
Area de Gorgona que desapareci6
hace tiempo con la construcci6n
del Canal. El primer trabajo del
joven Bouche en el Canal fue uno
de vacaciones, como mandadero en
la oficina del Coronel Willaim L.
Sibert, quien estaba a cargo de la
construcci6n en el sector Atlintico
del Canal. Era el afio 1910 y Bouche
tenia 12 afios de edad.
Bouche vino a ser empleado de
tiempo complete en 1912. Durante
su carrera con el Canal, Bouche tra-
baj6 con la Divisi6n de Electrici-
dad, la Direcci6n de Marina, la
Subdivision de Faros y con las Es-
clusas, donde permaneci6 por 20
En varias ocasiones, durante su
servicio con el Canal, Bouche se
separ6 y fue a trabajar en Costa
Rica o Colombia, o a dar la vuelta
a Sur AmBrica. En 1919 contrajo
matrimonio con Marguerite Hess,
cuyo padre fue el fundador del
Observatorio de Miraflores.
Durante sus muchos afios en el
Istmo, Bouche pas6 su tiempo libre
explorando el campo, investigando
las plants nativas y ofreciendo la
informaci6n que recogia a las fAbri-

cas de drogas, a los laboratories de
investigaci6n y a otras instituciones
cientificas. Durante mis de 40 afios,
brind6 informes sobre plants que
produce drogas terapeuticas a la
Instituci6n Smithsoniana, al Museo
Field de Chicago, a los Jardines
BotAnicos de Missouri, en St. Louis,
a la Cia. Mersk y a Ciba (firma suiza
de products farmac6uticos) ademas
de otras agencies de investigaci6n.
Su extensa investigaci6n botini-
ca no se limit solamente a esta
clase de plants. Bouche dedic6
tambi6n muchos afios a coleccionar
y estudiar plants de flores y parA-
sitas. Varias species de orquideas
levan su nombre. TambiBn fue una
de las principles personas que se
preocuparon por interesar a muchos
j6venes de la comunidad de la Zona
del Canal en coleccionar rocas y
Ademas de dedicarse a sus dis-
tracciones favorites, tuvo tiempo
para aprender espafiol, francs,
italiano y various dialectos.
El mantenerse ocupado, teniendo
siempre un interesanfe proyecto
entire manos, el amor por su trabajo
y un genuine inter6s por el mundo
que lo rodeaba, fueron caracteris-
ticas de la vida de Bouche, quien
dice que si tuviera que vivirla de
nuevo, la viviria exactamente de la
misma manera.
Los esposos Bouche tienen tres
hijos: George, quien trabaja con
Texas Instruments, en Dallas;
Adrian, Jr., controlador de trafico
maritime en el Canal de Panami;
y Marguerite Budreau, ayudante de
estadisticas en la Oficina de Plani-
Los esposos Bouche han fijado
su residencia en Staunton, Virginia,
pero han pasado various de los meses
del inviero visitando a sus hijos
aqui todos los afios. "Siempre es
agradable regresar", dice Bouche,
y afiade que todavia le interest su
antiguo trabajo en las esclusas y
consider como su deber el mante-
nerse informado sobre lo que sucede
en el Canal.

Una cosa buena sobre las viejas
peliculas mudas: era formidable ver
a una mujer abrir la boca sin que
saliera una sola palabra.
S0 0 0
No se queje de que su esposa no
haga el pan como su madre solia
hacerlo, a menos que usted gane
tanta plata como papa solia ganar.
* *0
Cuando sus necesidades y sus
deseos van a la par con su dinero,
ousted es sano, rico o sabio.

Neville Fraim, el popular em-
pleado de la Estafeta de Correos
de Balboa Heights, regresando a su
puesto despu6s de mes y medio de
vacaciones. "Me los pas6 en Pana-
mi", dice Fraim. La verdad es que
no nos extrafia pues sabemos lo ena-
morado que estA de las costumbres
y de la m6sica del interior de

Wilfred Barrow, quien fuera pre-
sidente del Consejo Civico de Rain-
bow City y quien tambi6n fuera
president del Congreso de Conse-
jos Civicos Latinoamericanos de la
Zona del Canal, ademlis de los nu-
merosos cargos que ha ocupado en
diferentes organizaciones del sector
Atlintico, jamis podri separarse del
servicio de la comunidad a que per-

Los diez mandamientos

del buen conductor

I Mantener siempre las manos en el volante.
II No creerte un Dios por manejar un vehiculo de gran potencia.
III No tomar el carril del centro en vano.
IV Recordar al conductor de atrAs para dejarlo pasar.
V Honrar padre y madre y los pasajeros que vayan en el vehiculo.
VI No matar a ning6n peat6n.
VII No manejar despues de tomar mis de una copa.
VIII No robarle la vista al vecino con el resplandor de los faroles, ni su oldo
con el ruido de la bocina, ni su placer con las basuras que arrojes en la
IX No confundir a quien te sigue dandole sefiales equivocadas con las luces
o con las manos.
X No codiciar el derecho de via del vecino

En las Esclusas Cae

Toda Clase de Cosas

En estos dias se encuentra de
todo en el Canal.
O asi le parece, por lo menos en
algunas ocasiones, al personal de
la Division de Esclusas.
A pesar de todas las advertencias
de no arrojar desperdicios y basura
en el Canal, contindan apareciendo,
o hundi6ndose, una gran cantidad
de cosas.
Una noche de la semana pasada,
Ernest M. Krueger, capataz mecA-
nico tornero y buzo de las esclusas,
fue llamado para que localizara, y
preparara para su remocion, un
obstAculo que evitaba que la com-
puerta N9 123 de las Esclusas de
Miraflores se cerrara.
Cuando subi6, traia un gran
amortiguador de soga, del tipo que
usan los remolcadores. El amorti-
guador se habia hundido hasta la
base de la compuerta 123 y obstruia
la operaci6n, cada vez que se em-
pezaba a cerrar la compuerta.
El amortiguador descarriado de-
tuvo el trAnsito por la via occidental
de las Esclusas de Miraflores duran-
te 1 hora y 47 minutes.
No todos los desperdicios que se
encuentran en las esclusas causan
retrasos en la navegaci6n o hacen
necesario que se cierre alguna via
de las esclusas, a pesar de que
ponen siempre en movimento al
Cuando un muchacho, en una bi-
cicleta, cay6 del cruce de vehiculos
a una de las camaras de las Esclusas
de Gattn, hubo un moment de
excitaci6n. Pero personal del Ej6r-
cito de Estados Unidos que lo seguia
en un jeep, sac6 del agua ripida-
mente al muchacho, y buzos del
Canal de PanamA sacaron despu6s
la bicicleta.
Otros desperdicios comunes que
se encuentran de vez en cuando en

las Esclusas del Canal son pedazos
de quilla, que de alguna manera
caen de los mis grandes clients del
Canal, cuando transitan por las
Un tronco pas6 flotando por las
Esclusas de Catuin a principios de
este mes. Su presencia fue atribuida
a las crecientes de los rios, causa-
das por las grandes Iluvias en las
montafias que rodean el Lago Gatdn.
Pero nadie se ha podido explicar,
c6mo fue que una vez una enorme
roca lleg6 hasta la mitad de la
camara de una esclusa.

Albert S. Adams
Luis Avila P.
Carlos Chanis
Emesto Elliott
Richard O. Grazette
Robert Grier
Emilio Martinez H.
Julian McZeno
Newton N. Murrain
Edmund S. Stallworth, Jr.
John Williams
Everett K. Caton
Encarnaci6n Corpas
Guillermo S. Quifi6nez
John Richards
Dayra Z. Chang
Irene Gerdes
Ana L. de Lee

tenece. A pesar de que no ha acep-
tado postulaciones para el Consejo
Civico, siempre lo vemos atendien-
do asuntos de beneficio para la co-
munidad del sector AtlAntico.
a .
Y hablando de regreso de vaca-
ciones, el Dr. Roberto Ocafia, de la
Clinica de Obstetricia y Ginccologia
del Hospital Corgas, y su distingui-
da esposa, Sra. Maria Isabel F. de
Ocafia, estin de nuevo con nosotros
luego de un viaje, durante el cual el
Dr. Ocafia asisti6 a un congress m6-
dico en la ciudad de Nueva York y
que combine con muy merecidas va-
caciones. Ademas de Nueva York,
los esposos Ocania Femrnndez visita-
ron Washington, D.C., y la gran
ciudad de M6xico. Han regresado

Leyendo el peri6dico THE CANARY
ISLANDS SUN, nos encontramos con
un articulo escrito por Tobi Bitel,
quien durante various afios pertene-
ci6 al cuerpo de redacci6n del
SPILLWAY. La Sra. Bitel reside ac-
tualmente en la ciudad de Las
Palmas, en las Islas Canarias.
o 0 0
En el articulo de Tobi Bitel en-
contramos algo que quizas interest
a nuestros lectores, especialmente
a los de raza hispanoamericana, y
es el significado de "Tenerife", el
nombre de una de las islas Cana-
rias, cuya capital es Santa Cruz de
Tenerife. Dice que el nombre pro-
cede de dos palabras del dialecto
guanche: "tener", que significa
montafia, e "ife", que significa nie-
ve. El nombre es un tribute a las
montafias cubiertas de nieves eter-
nas que existen en dicha isla. La
mis alta de esas montafias es el
Pico de Teide, que con sus 12.152
pies de altura es la montafia mAs
alta de territorio espaiol.
* a
Los que pasen por la Rotonda del
Edificio de Administraci6n de Bal-
boa Heights y noten que estA mas
clara, tendrAn toda la raz6n. Estin
cambiando los viejisimos cristales de
los focos que alumbran la Rotonda.
0 0 0
Visitando amistades se encuentra
en PanamA en estos dias la Sra. Alba
de Coffey, quien durante afios tra-
bajara en la Oficina de Informaci6n
del Canal de PanamA. Ella y su es-
poso, Donald Coffey, quien fuera
empleado del Ramo de Reclamos,
resident ahora en Costa Rica.

Eeverly L. Creel
Ram6n A. Gord6n B.
James E. Harrell
Charles E. Lyon
Harvey C. Rhyne, Jr.
William T. Craig
Eugene Dugger
Ricaurte Lombardo
Narciso L6pez
Theodore McEntosh
Edward S. Reynolds
Luis Stephens
Rudolph Burda
Irene L. Veno
Richard Lloyd

Pagina 3




Mayo 8, 1970

Notas Breves

del Canal

Dos estaciones meteorol6gicas,
para recoger informed que ayuden a
los studios de pron6sticos de niebla
que se Ilevan a cabo actualmente en
el Canal de Panama, han sido termi-
nadas. Una esta ubicada en Gamboa
y la otra en el Marcador 1665, sobre
la orilla occidental del Corte Gail-
lard. Otras cuatro estaciones serin
instaladas apenas se reciba el equi-
po y el Ramo de Meteorologia e
Hidrografia termine de probar y
calibrar los instruments. Estos ins-
trumentos registrarin informes sobre
la temperature, humedad y otras
condiciones climAticas que llevan a
la formaci6n de niebla en el area
vital del Corte Gaillard. La Divi-
si6n de Ingenieria estA tratando de
resolver este problema que a veces
retrasa el transito de las naves,
desde la medianoche hasta las 8
a.m., durante la estaci6n lluviosa.
Todos los informes seran analizados
con el computador con el fin de
desarrollar procedimientos y evaluar
la factibilidad de las t6cnicas para
la dispersi6n de la niebla.
0 0 *
Un registrador de mareas a con-
trol remote, que muestra el cambio
de las mareas en la Rada de Balboa,
ha sido instalado en la Oficina de
Meteorologia e Hidrografia en Bal-
boa Heights. El transmisor estA co-
nectado a un medidor automatic
de mareas colocado en el Muelle 18
y un par de cables telef6nicos unen
el transmisor con el registrador en
las oficinas principles de meteoro-
logia e hidrografia. El registrador
fue instalado bajo la direcci6n de
Mark Spaeth, quien esta a cargo del
Centro Tsunami de Aviso para la
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey.
Esta organizaci6n planea lanzar un
sat6lite de comunicaciones desde
California el afio entrante, de ma-
nera que los registros de las mareas
puedan ser transmitidos por radio al
Observatorio de Mareas de Hono-
lulu. Balboa sera una de las aproxi-
madamente 60 estaciones regadas
por el mundo que transmitirin auto-
mAticamente informes sobre las
mareas al Observatorio de Honoluli.
0 *
Un sistema que usa la combina-
ci6n recipiente-remolque, ha sido
desarrollado para recoger la basura
en el sector Pacifico por el Ramo de
Mantenimiento de Predios, con el
fin de acabar con el feo especticulo
de los tinacos de basura en las co-
munidades de la Zona del Canal.
Los recipientes-remolques son tira-
dos por un "bronco" o jeep, por las
poblaciones, un dia si y un dia no.
Las comunicaciones electr6nicas en-
tre el jeep y los grandes camiones
de basura, permiten que el personal
informed cuando estAn Ilenos los re-
molques. Enseguida se les vacia en
los camiones. Este sistema de reco-
lecci6n de basura serA puesto mis
tarde en prActica en el sector
0 0
Se estA trabajando en el disefio
para la rehabilitaci6n de dos edifi-
cios en Coco Solo-uno del tipo de
cuatro families, de dos recAmaras y
uno de cuatro families, del tipo de
tres recimaras. Serviran como pro-
totipos para la rehabilitaci6n de
todas las residencias de tipo similar
en Coco Solo, cosa que se harA
Tambi6n esta en march el tra-
bajo en el iiltimo contrato para la
rehabilitaci6n de 36 residencias de
concrete del tipo Prado. Un total
de 190 unidades han sido incluidas
en el program de rehabilitaci6n
que ha estado en progress durante
los Altimos 6 afios. Se espera que
el trabajo est6 tenninado para me-
diados de 1971.
0 0
La cAmara occidental de las Es-
clusas de Gat6n fue puesta fuera de
servicio de las 10 p.m. a las 6 a.m.,
durante el mes pasado, y estarA fue-
ra de servicio durante esas horas
para permitir al personal de la Di-
visi6n de Esclusas efectuar la repa-
raci6n y el reemplazo de las defen-
sas de caucho; para permitir que el
personal de la Divisi6n de Mante-

nimiento repare y reemplace las de-
fensas de las entradas y salidas de
la esclusa y la rehabilitaci6n de las
cafierias que hay en las compuertas
y que sirven para la lucha contra
incendios. Se espera terminar el tra-
bajo en la via occidental para el 25
de mayo y entonces las operaciones
se pasaran a la via oriental. El tra-
bajo en esta via esti supuesto a
terminarse para el 28 de junio.
0 0 0
La Division Industrial ha inicia-
do el reacondicionamiento de dos
miquinas de cadenas de defense si-
tuadas en el extreme sur de la via
occidental de las Esclusas de Mira-
flores. Estas maquinas suben y bajan
las cadenas que protejen la entrada
a las esclusas. Durante el reacondi-
cionamiento, la Divisi6n de Esclu-
sas anunci6 que habra periods de
corta duraci6n en que la via estarA
fuera de operaci6n. El trabajo se ter-
minar, alrededor del 17 de julio.
0 0
Una reciente investigaci6n de la
Administraci6n de Alimentos y Dro-
gas revel6 que una familiar de la
parte occidental de los Estados Uni-
dos sufria de envenenamiento con
plomo, por haber usado objetos de
alfareria mexicanos como recipien-
tes para alimentos. Se descubri6
que los alimentos Acidos, tales como
los citricos, disuelven el plomo de
la alfareria en tal cantidad que llega
a producer sintomas de envenena-
miento. La alfareria que muestra
poco brillo es la que suelta mis
plomo cuando se coloca en ella so-
luciones suavemente Acidas. El Di-
rector de Salubridad aconseja que
es buena media no usar mis para
guardar alimentos cualquier pieza
de alfareria que se sospeche tenga
origen mexicano. La Administraci6n
de Alimentos y de Drogas ha solici-
tado a los comerciantes que verifi-
quen sus existencias y retiren toda
su alfareria y objetos de barro mexi-
canos de sus escaparates. La alfare-
ria de Panami que se vende en la
Zona del Canal ha sido inspeccio-
nada y declarada segura.

Reglas a Seguir...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
Para tener derecho a ser empa-
dronado previamente, el interesado
deberi presentar una carta firmada
por su jefe inmediato, como prueba
de que debe trabajar el domingo
10 de mayo. La carta deberi ser
presentada y entregada en una de
las oficinas del censo que aparecen
en la parte de atris de" la carta y
que corresponda a la jurisdicci6n
donde reside el empleado.
Debido a que las oficinas del
censo estarin abiertas durante 12
horas diarias, los 4 dias anteriores
al dia del censo, no sera necesario
otorgar permiso para que los em-
pleados sean empadronados.

Hay Escasez...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
prar leche reconstituida, que, sefia-
lan ellos, tiene un valor nutritivo
igual y se vende por 11 centavos
menos que la leche homogeneizada.
En los almacenes del Canal de Pa-
nama se ha estado acabando la le-
che fresca antes de las 4 p.m. y en
algunas ocasiones, a las 11 a.m. La
leche reconstituida se vende a 21
centavos el litro y a 40 centavos el
gal6n, mientras que la leche ho-
mogeneizada se vende a 32 centavos
el litro y a 61 centavos el 1/ gal6n.

"Entiendo que usted es produc-
tor de TV", dijo la dama. "iPor
cuAles programs tenemos que cul-

Un veteran es una persona que
recuerda cuando la caridad era una
virtud, no una organizaci6n.

Es dificil convencer a la juven-
tud que la sabiduria viene con la
edad-y que muchas verdades salen
a trav6s de dientes falsos.


.- I'

Melhado Smith, al centro, botero de las Esclusas de
Pedro Miguel, gan6 por cuarta vez la competencia de
lanzamiento de cuerdas de la Divisi6n de Esclusas, que
tuvo lugar el viernes pasado en las Esclusas de Gat6n.
A la izquierda esta Octavio Johnson, botero de las Es-

Graduaciones en Balboa

Y en Crist6bal el Dia 20

El aiio escolar 1970 terminara
este mes y las Escuelas Secundarias
de Balboa y Crist6bal han anuncia-
do ya las ceremonies de graduaci6n.
El Serm6n de Graduaci6n de la
Escuela Secundaria de Balboa ten-
drA lugar en el auditorio de la es-
cuela, el domingo 17, a las 2:30
p.m. El Reverendisimo Marcos Gre-
gorio McGrath, C.S.C., Arzobispo
de Panama, pronunciarA el serm6n.
La invocaci6n estara a cargo del
Reverendo Byron E. Reihart, de
Gamboa, y la bendici6n a cargo del
Mayor James L. Bozman, del Ej6r-
cito de Salvaci6n.
La ceremonia de graduaci6n para
los 429 alumnos graduandos de la
Escuela Secundaria de Balboa, se
celebrara en el Teatro de Balboa, el
mircoles 20 de mayo, a las 8 p.m.
Cuatro de los graduandos hablarAn
sobre el tema "Nada es tan Dificil
que no se Pueda Encontrar Inves-
tigando". Los oradores seran Nancy
Morrison, Gregory Gillis, Laura
Seeley y James Kunkel. Philip L.
Reitz pronunciara el Discurso del
President de la clase graduanda.
El Reverendo Clarence M. Mc-
Conkey, de la Iglesia Uni6n de
Balboa dira la invocaci6n y la ben-
dici6n serA impartida por el Reve-
rendo Walter K. Reitz de la Iglesia
Metodista Misionera. Clyde A. Will-
man, Director de la Escuela Secun-
daria de Balboa, presentara la Clase
de Graduandos de 1970 y F. A.
Castles, Superintendente de las Es-
cuelas, y David A. Speir, Jr., Ayu-
dante del Superitendente a Cargo
de las Escuelas Estadounidenses,
entregarA los diplomas.
El Serm6n de Graduaci6n de la
Clase de 1970 de la Escuela Secun-
daria de Crist6bal tendrA lugar en
el Auditorio de la Escuela Secunda-
ria de Crist6bal, el domingo 17 de
mayo a las 2:30 p.m.
El Reverendo Charles M. Shan-
ley, C.M., de la Iglesia de la Santa
Familia de Margarita, pronunciara
el Serm6n. SerA presentado por
Carl F. Maedl, director de la Se-
cundaria de Crist6bal. La Invoca-
ci6n estarA a cargo del Reverendo
Dean L. Flora, de la Iglesia de Dios
de Crist6bal. El CapitAn Marion A.
Mills, CapellAn de Fuerte Gulick,
leerA las Sagradas Escrituras. La
Bendici6n serA impartida por el Re-
verendo Kenneth D. Bassett, de la
Iglesia Comunal de Coco Solo.
La Graduaci6n de los 119 gra-
duandos tendra lugar en el Audito-
rio de la Escuela Secundaria de

Crist6bal, el mi6rcoles 20 de mayo,
a las 8 p.m.
Tres de los graduandos diserta-
rAn sobre el tema "iQu6 Maravillo-
sa Obra es el Hombre!" Son Denise
Iona Ward, Gary Einer Robertson y
John Wright Carlisle.
La Invocaci6n sera pronunciada
por el Reverendo Robert J. Bran-
denberger, C.M., de la Iglesia de la
Santa Familia de Margarita, y la
Bendici6n serA impartida por el
Reverendo Daniel B. Merrick, de
la Iglesia Uni6n de Margarita.
El Dr. Charles L. Latimer, Se-
gundo Superintendente de la Divi-
si6n de Escuelas entregarA los

clusas de Gat6n, quien qued6 en segundo lugar, y a
la derecha Esteban Cafiizales, botero de las Esclusas
de Pedro Miguel, ganador del afio pasado, quien en esta
ocasi6n termin6 tercero. Los tres posan con los trofeos
que se adjudicaron en el torneo.

Terminan en las...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
de charnela de las paredes latera-
les. Luego de observer la manera
eficiente en que las naves fubron
apartadas de esas juntas, con muy
poco o ninguin dafo, se decidi6 ex-
pandir el program de instalaci6n
de defenses, de manera que inclu-
yera la instalaci6n de caucho en las
paredes de las cAmaras, tanto en
las entradas como en las salidas.
Este trabajo fue terminado el 18
de abril.

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


Nombran al Dr. Young

Decano de Medicina

Dr. Rodolfo V. Young
El Dr. Rodolfo V. Young, Jefe
del Servicio de Neumologia y Aler-
gia del Hospital Gorgas, fue desig-
nado nuevo Decano de la Facultad

Semana del 10 al ...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
estaciones centrales de policia el
15 de mayo, pero suplica a los gru-
pos numerosos que deseen visitarlas
que Ilamen al Sargento Dave Beach,
en la Estaci6n de Policia de Cris-
t6bal, o al Sargento Jack Gregory,
en Balboa, para que se les asigne
una hora especial.

de Medicine de la Universidad de
Panama por el Rector de ese centro
de studios, Arq. Edwin FAbrega.
El Dr. Young, quien presta servi-
cios en el Hospital Gorgas desde
1950, continuara laborando en su
actual cargo, el cual desempeiia
desde 1957.
En la Universidad de Panama fue
professor asistente clinic desde 1952
hasta 1956, cuando mediante con-
curso de cAtedra fue designado pro-
fesor de neumologia, cargo que ha
desempefiado hasta la fecha.
Fue secretario de la Facultad de
Medicine de la Universidad de Pa-
namA de 1964 a 1966 y Vicedecano
desde junio de 1969 hasta la fecha.
El Dr. Young es desde 1969 di-
rector de adiestramiento de m6dicos
internos en el Gorgas.
Pertenece a diferentes organiza-
ciones mundiales; es miembro del
American College of Chest Physi-
cians, del cual es Regente para la
Rep6blica de Panama y la Zona
del Canal; del American College of
Physicians (Colegio de Melicos In-
ternistas); de la American Thoracic
Society; de la Academia Panameiia
de Medicine y Cirugia y Regente de
la misma, ademis de muchas otras
organizaciones en la Amirica Latina.
El Dr. Young ha escrito muchos
articulos de su especialidad que
han sido publicados en revistas
m6dicas internacionales.

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