The Panama Canal spillway =

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


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

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Full Text

More Than 56 Years of Service to World Commerce

The Panama

Canal Spillway

Vol. X, No. 3

Housing Improvement

Contract Bids Opened

An apparent low base bid of
$107,498 was entered Thursday by
the Panama construction firm of
John W. Bell for improvements
included in the 1971 livability
program for quarters in the Canal
Bids also were received on the
project from Heyl and Patterson,
Int., Inc.; Bildon, Ltd.; Dillon Con-
struction; and E. O. Hauke Con-
struction Co. of Colon. Dillon bid
only on the 73 projects located on
the Pacific side and Hauke on the
40 projects located on the Atlantic
The improvements consist of
constructing concrete floor patios;
roofs over new and existing patios;
utility rooms, installing power out-
lets and lights, enclosing existing
first floor terraces and installing
windows and security grills. The
houses to receive improvements are
located in Ancon, Balboa, Balboa
Heights, Diablo Heights, La Boca,
Corozal, Gamboa and Margarita.
The livability program is a con-
tinuance of one started several years
ago to bring Canal Zone housing
up to modern standards and to
permit house occupants to obtain
improvements for which they pay
through an increase in bimonthly
rental charges.
The improvements are requested
by residents of Canal Zone com-
munities who received notice from
the Community Services Division
calling attention to plans being con-
sidered for the improvement of
various types of quarters. The let-
ter asked for improvement sugges-
tions which in turn were considered
by Community Services.
When the program was started
nearly 12 years ago, Canal employ-
ees got such things as tiled floors,
improved kitchens, paved patios and
jalousies on exposed windows.
By doing it on a wholesale basis
and putting the suggested improve-
ments out for bids, the improve-
ments can be made at a relatively
low cost.
The livability program is being
carried out on a long term basis and
letters will be sent out again soon

Contract Sales

Extended in

Retail Stores
The list of items eligible for pur-
chase in Panama Canal retail stores
on monthly installment contract
payments has been extended, effec-
tive July 1, to cover items of cloth-
ing, and curtains, drapes and bed-
spreads having a value of $50 or
more per item or set.
This will permit the purchase, to
those eligible, of men's suits and
ladies' suits and dresses of $50 or
more under an extended payment
plan. Also, the purchase of higher
priced curtains, draperies and bed-
spreads having a price of $50 or
more for each item, or a matched
set, may be made under this plan.
The definition of the term "set"
will be limited to usually matching
coordinates in women's and men's
clothing and to matched sets in the
household area. This will not be
construed to permit the aggregation
(Continued on p. 3.)

to residents asking for their sugges-
tions in the livability improvements
during the coming fiscal year.
This project is one phase of the
Canal Zone housing improvement
program being carried out by the
Canal organization.
At present a total of 1,040 quar-
ters on both sides of the Isthmus
are undergoing rehabilitation in a
multi-million dollar program. This
includes the 190 concrete quarters
of the Prado type in Balboa that
are now being renovated completely.
The improvement program con-
sists generally of replacing and
modernizing substandard electrical
and plumbing systems; installing
new fixtures in kitchens and bath-
rooms, installing tile and jalousies
in approved areas; renovating kitch-
en cabinets; and replacing metal
shower linings with ceramic tile.
It is expected that eventually all
permanent type housing will under-
go some type of renovation.

Governor Bic

To Retiring f
A full house attended the June
retirement ceremony held early this
week in the Governor's Board Room
honoring 71 employees who retired
from Canal service. The majority
of employees were May retirees who
retired after the May 16 deadline
set for processing retirement appli-
cations and requests for retirement
certificates for that month. Ten of
the retiring employees were United
States citizens.
Bureau directors and acting bu-
reau heads attended the ceremony
as well as a number of wives and
other members of families of the
Speaking briefly before present-
ing the retirement certificates, Gov.
David S. Parker remarked that he
was happy to see that the number
of retirees was not as large as the
May group, which was the largest in
the history of the Canal and which
received certificates at the Balboa
Theater. Expressing his gratitude
and that of the Canal organization,
the Governor told the retirees that in
order for the Canal to operate prop-
erly, the work done by them had to
be performed properly. He also
noted that the Canal had much to
gain from employees who remain for
many years.
Extending best wishes to the
retirees for happy retirement, the
Governor said to them, "It is a
privilege to participate with you
this important day in your lives."
Among the retiring employees
was the Canal's treasurer, John R.
DeGrummond, Jr., who is closing
his Canal career with more than
40 years' service.
The employee with the longest
service was Carlos Ramirez, autopsy
assistant at Gorgas Hospital, with
48 years, 6 months of service. Next
was Stafford A. Neblett, teletypist
in the Pacific side Locks Division,
with 45 years, 3 months Canal serv-
ice. Alejandro Martin, oiler (Floating
Plant) Dredging Division, Pacific
side, had 4:3 years, 7 months to his
credit. William Dunn, time and
leave clerk in the Terminals Divi-
sion, and Juan A. Espinosa, utility


Figures Show

Transit Drop
A slight decline in oceangoing
ship traffic through the Panama
Canal was predicted for the fiscal
year 1971 which came to a close
Wednesday, June 30.
According to preliminary figures
computed a few days before the end
of the year, blue water ship traffic
would come to approximately 14,600
vessels as compared to 14,829 dur-
ing the previous fiscal year.
The sharp drop in the number
of U.S. supply vessels bound for
Vietnam is the main reason for the
decline in total traffic figures. Com-
mercial transits on the other hand
were expected to hit a new record
with 14,015 ships of more than 300
Panama Canal net tons as compared
to 13,658 in 1970.
The rise in commercial traffic
using the waterway was attributed
mostly to an increase in imports
from the Far East moving to the
East Coast of the United States.

:s Farewell

worker in the Supply Division, each
had more than 40 years' Canal
Those who retired, their positions,
and total U.S. Government service
are as follows:
Percy Arthur, Seaman, Dredging Division, Pa-
cific side: 31 years, 4 months, 11 days.
Charles L. Banton, Seaman, Navigation Divi-
sion, Atlantic side: 27 years, 5 months,
20 days.
James V. Bartlett, Customs Inspector, Cus-
toms Division, Pacific side: 28 years, 9
months, 19 days.
Carmen Batista, Electrician (Lineman), Elec-
trical Division, Pacific side: 34 years, 22
Rhoda S. Brians, Teacher (Elementary, U.S.
(Continued on p. 3.)

P ades, F

Parades, F

To Mark A

Fun time for the family will be
the theme of the Atlantic side cele-
bration of Independence Day with
a variety of children's activities
starting after the patriotic exercises
on July 5. Among the activities
planned are a kiddie parachute
jump tower, train rides, burro rides
on Gato and Mancha, fire engine
rides, and a zoological display at
the Cristobal Junior-Senior High
School Stadium.
Other events scheduled include
a rappelling demonstration, in which
men will descend by rope from a
hovering helicopter from 12 to 12:30
p.m.; a SCUBA demonstration by


Postage Rates

Are Increased
International postage rates and
special mail service fees were in-
creased effective July 1, according
to an announcement by the Canal
Zone Postal Service. These changes
do not apply to domestic mail, which
is mail destined to the United
States (50 states), its territories and
In the letter mail category, the
15 cents per V/-ounce airmail rate
to North America (except U.S.),
South America, Central America
(except Panama), the Caribbean
Islands, Bahamas, Bermudas, and
St. Pierre and Miquelon, will be in-
creased to 20 cents per yz-ounee.
(Zone 1.)
The 25 cents per %'-ounce airmail
rate to Europe and Mediterranean
Africa will be increased to 30 cents
per y2-ounce, the same rate as for
all other countries. (Zone 2.)
(Continued on p. 3.)

The High and the Mite

*'BI L .BH~y

Student assistants come in the small compact and large economy sizes and
the Rates and Analysis Branch has one of each this year. But with the
help of a chair, Carol Alexander, 4 feet 11 inches, and Bill Duffus, 6 feet
3 inches, are able to get their heads together and work efficiently at all levels.

Friday, July 2, 1971


4th of July
the 8th Special Forces Group at
Coco Solo Swimming Pool from
12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; and a sailboat
race at the Coco Solo Yacht Club
starting at 1 p.m. at Pier 1.
The parade will begin at 10:30
a.m. with Col. Roberto Peralta, At-
lantic Area Installation commander,
as parade marshal; and Lt. Col.
Thomas Owen, commander of
troops. The parade will proceed
from Bushnell Road onto Calhoun
Road, turning right onto Fulton
Road, and then left onto Johnston
Avenue, and right on Maile Avenue
to Cristobal Junior-Senior High
School where the 4th of July cere-
monies will begin. Thousands of
small flags will be distributed along
the parade route.
Col. Charles R. Clark, Engineer-
ing and Construction director, will
be main speaker for the program
which will begin at 11 a.m. In case
of rain, the exercises will be 'con-
ducted in the Auditorium of Cristo-
bal High School. The flag raising
will be by the Boy and Girl Scouts
with the Guardia Nacional Drum
and Bugle Corps. The Republic of
Panama National Anthem will be
sung by Miss Ligia Villalaz, of the
Bomberos Band, and the United
States National Anthem by Mrs.
Welucia Wilkins, of the 776th U.S.
Air Force Band.
The invocation will be by Rev.
Robert Brandenberger, C.M. and
Capt. Axton T. Jones, Transporta-
tion and Terminals director, and
honorary chairman, will introduce
the speaker. Music will be by the
776th U.S. Air Force Band and the
Bombero Band. Rev. Arthur L. V.
Jones will give the benediction.
Following the benediction there
will be a parachute jump by the
USARSO Parachute Team with the
baton being presented to Colonel
Clark on behalf of the Atlantic side
communities. A 50-gun salute and
the troops passing in review will
complete the ceremony.
A military static display with
helicopter, heavy weapons, tactical
vehicles, and armored personnel
carriers will be set up at the stadium.
On the Pacific side, the Inde-
pendence Day parade will begin
promptly at 10:30 a.m., July 5, pro-
ceed down La Boca Road, continue
down Barnebey Street, making a left
turn in front of the Balboa Elemen-
tary School, pass the reviewing
stand, and disperse in front of
the Balboa Iigh School ROTC
The Parade Grand Marshal will
le Maj. Gen. George L. Mabry,
Commander of U.S. Armed Forces,
Southern Command, and the com-
mander of troops will be Lt. Col.
J. A. Keutmann.
Units participating in the parade
are the USARSO Band; the Joint
Colo] Guard and Armed Services
Honor Guard Platoons; Military
Tactical Vehicles, Sons of VFW.,
Post No. 40, Post No. 3822, Post
No. 3835; American Legion Post
No. 1; VFW Ladies Auxiliary Unit;
American Legions Ladies Auxiliary
Unit; Canal Zone Queens; Balboa
High School Girls Drill Team, Pan-
ama Guardia Nacional Band, Color
Guard, and Marching Unit; Boy
Scouts and Girl Scout Units of the
Canal Zone Council; Panama Bom-
(Continued on p. 3.)

i~Ls~l ~-


July 2, 1971

Smiles abound as Capt. Axton T. Jones, second from safety representative; and Muriel D. Mizrachi, secre-
left, Transportation and Terminals Bureau director, tary-stenographer, all of the Director's Office. A total
presents honorary award certificates and checks to Nor- of 80 employees of the bureau, on both sides of the
man E. Demers, left, deputy director, Mary G. Urey, Isthmus, were recently honored with outstanding per-
center, secretary to director; Wallace F. Russon, bureau formance and special achievement awards.

2 Electrical SCN-TV To Show

Power Outages

Are Announced Safe Boating Films

Two electrical power outages,
each of about 5 hours duration, have
been scheduled for the town of
Gatun to permit the installation of
new main transformers in the Gatun
These outages will begin at 11
p.m. Friday, July 9, and again Fri-
day, July 16.
This work will complete a pro-
gram initiated about a year ago to
improve the electrical distribution
system in the Gatun townsite area.
Besides the addition of new trans-
formers, the project includes the
installation of a new feeder and the
construction of a new section of
road to provide easier access to the

Explorer Ship

Has Space for

New Members

Sea Explorer Ship No. 8, spon-
sored jointly by the Rodman Naval
Station and the Panama Council of
the Navy League, has space for ad-
ditional members.
Young men and women interested
in boating, fishing, SCUBA diving
and water skiing between the ages
of 15 and 20 may call 2-1379 or
2-3311 for information and applica-
tion blanks.
Additional adult leaders are also
needed by Ship 8. Men or couples
are invited to participate. In addi-
tion to using adults with boating
skills, other people can be used
who are not experienced in boating
but have skills in carpentry, elec-
tricity, engine maintenance and

How can you repay a good
Be one.

Things are as they are in relation
to the way we are.

Safe Boating Week will be ob-
served the week beginning July 4.
Since boating is one of the most
popular sports among Canal Zone
residents, attention is called to the
importance of safety and courtesy
in making it possible to enjoy this
A new Coast Guard film on "Cap-
sizings, Sinkings, and Falls Over-
board and How to Avoid Them"
will be shown on SCN television
through the cooperation of the Pan-
ama Canal Safety Branch 9:05 p.m.,
July 10. Also, "Why Drown?" will
be shown 6:15 p.m., July 5, and "Be
Waterwise" at 11:05 p.m., July 9.

C.Z. Man Named

To Dean's List

Thomas Hawthorne Garber has
been named to the second semester
Dean's List at Methodist College in
Fayetteville, N.C.
Garber is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
William C. Garber of Balboa, C.Z.
He is a 1969 graduate of Balboa
High School and attended Canal
Zone College.
Academic Dean Sam J. Womack
stated that a student must earn a
"B" or better average on 15 or
more semester hours to qualify for
the honor.
Ninety-seven seniors, 43 juniors,
34 sophomores and 20 freshmen
were among 194 students attaining
the academic honor at Methodist.

Mrs. Claire R. Ocheltree will ex-
hibit her paintings in the new "Little
Gallery" at the Civil Affairs Build-
ing, July 3 through 17.
Mrs. Ocheltree previously had her
paintings shown at the Tivoli Little
Gallery, JWB, Gamboa Golf Club,
on the Atlantic side, the new Art
Gallery, and at the Albrook Invita-
tional Exhibits.

As reminders of Safe Boating
Week, bumper stickers, posters, and
banners will be provided appro-
priately throughout the Canal Zone
by the Safety Branch.
In a recent letter to all local boat
club presidents, the Chief of the
Canal's Safety Branch stressed the
need to bring to the attention of
all deep water boating enthusiasts
the importance of filing a "float
plan" with a friend or neighbor be-
fore leaving on a trip. The "float
plan," which is similar to the "Flight
plan" submitted by fliers before a
flight, would greatly help the Air
Force Rescue Service in locating a
missing boat should a mishap occur
outside local waters.
Canal Zone boating enthusiasts
are urged to practice safe boating
during Safe Boating Week and at
all other times.

0 0 0
As all people laugh in the same
language so do all shed tears with
the same pain.

Panama Canal Spillway Si-4

Governor of the Canal Zone Lieutenant Governor Information Officer
The PANAMA CANAL SPILLWAY is an official publication of the Panama
Canal, Balboa Heights, C.Z. All articles are available to news media and
may be reprinted without further clearance. Distributed free to all Panama
Canal employees. Subscription cost for others $2.60 a year. Make checks
payable to Panama Canal Company and address to: SPILLWAY Subscrip-
tions, Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

Admiring the ceramics designed and
created by Mrs. Frank Robinson, of
the Canal Zone Library-Museum
staff, is Marianne Hauser, student
assistant, who helped set up the dis-
play in the exhibition case at the
Library-Museum. The ceramics dis-
play will be on exhibit through
July 12.

Week Beginning Sati

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:10, 8:40 p.m.-Airport
Mon., 2:00, 5:30, 8:35 p.m.-Tues., 7:30
p.m.-Patton (GP)
Tuesday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-The Tender
Trap (G)
Wednesday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-104
mins.)-Sink The Bismark (G)
Wed.-Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-WUSA (GP)
Thursday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-Penelope
Fri., 2:00, 5:30, 8:15 p.m.-Night Of The
Grizzly (G)
Sat.-A Nun At The Crossroads (GP)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-104 mins.)
-A Thunder Of Drums (G)
Sun., 7:00 p.m.-Mon., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-
Rascal (G)
Tues.-The Hill (GP)
Wed.-The Invincible Six (R)
Thurs.-Destroy All Monsters (G)
Fri.-True Grit (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Invisible
Invaders (G)
Sat.. 8:15 p.m.-The Family Jewels (G)
Sun.-True Grit (G)
Tues.-The Invincible Six (R)
Wed.-The Challengers (GP)
Fri.-Rascal (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-The Train
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 7:30 p.m.-Getting Straight (R)
Sunday Matinee. 2:00 p.m. (T-102 mins.)
-The Lively Set (G)
Mon., 2:00, 7:30 p.m.-The Quiet
American (G)
Tues.-Wed., 7:30 p.m.-The Lawyer (R)
Wednesday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-75
mins.)-Back Door To Hell (SIT.) (G)
Thursday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-116
mins.) (SIT.)-Sword Of Sherwood
Forest and King of The Congo
(Chapters 13-14-15) (G)
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-Hail Hero (GP)
Fri., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-Pufnstuf (G)
Sat.-The Last Grenade (GP)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-102 mins.)
-Return Of The Seven (SIT.) (G)
Sun.-In Search Of Gregory (GP)
Mon., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-Two Rode
Together (G)
Tues.-Separate Beds (GP)
Wed.-Thurs.-Song Of Norway (G)
Thursday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-126
mins.)-Desperado Trail (SIT.) and
King Of The Congo (Chapters 7-8-9)
Fri., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-Tom & Jerry
Festival (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-
Assignment To Kill (G)
Sat.-Shenandoah (G)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-88 mins.)
-Timbuktu (SIT.) (G)

urday, July 3, 1971
Sun.-Lawman (GP)
Tues.--A Nun At The
Thurs.--In Search Of
Fri.-Two Rode Toge
�All night shows
except as shown. I
change without notice


Crossroads (GP)
f Gregory (GP)
ether (G)
begin at 7:00 p.m.
Program subject to

Special Matinees
(G) or as listed
Saturday, July 3, 1971

10:00 a.m.
Tarzan And The Valley Of Gold-Mike
Henry: A revival of jungle adventure
with action. (Color.) T-100 mins.

2:00 p.m.
The Ghost & Mrs. Chicken-Don Knotts:
Meet the world's bravest coward in this
teeth-chattering, funnybone shattering
hunt for a spook-killer in a haunted
house. (Color.) T-97 mins.

2:00 p.m.
Tarzan's Savage Fury-Lex Barker: Safari
searches for Tarzan to learn the where-
abouts of the Wazuri tribe. T-86 mins.

2:00 p.m.
Sandy The Seal-A warm and delightful
human interest story about two ador-
able children and their adventures on
Seal Island. (SIT.) (Technicolor.)
T-187 mins.

6:15 p.m.
Tom & Jerry Festival-Cartoons: A selec-
tion of "Cartunes" in technicolor. Fun
for all the family. T-98 mins.

2:00 p.m.
1,000 Plane Raid-Christopher George:
An American colonel leads a squadron
on a bombing mission. (Color.)
T-104 mins.
admitted. General audience. GP-All
ages admitted. Parental guidance ad-
vised. R-Restricted. Persons under 17
unless they are high school seniors, not
admitted unless accompanied by parent
or legal guardian. X-Persons under 17
not admitted.
T-Indicates total running time. (f)-Re-
peat. SIT-Spanish titles.
Descriptive remarks furnished from the
best information obtainable.

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Sesame Street
2:05-Parade of Sports
4:25-Pro-Bowlers Tour
5:35-The Bill Anderson Show
6:00-Weekend '71
6:15-Movie Marquee
6:20-The Barbara McNair Show
7:10-Daniel Boone
8:00--SCN News
8:05-Hee Haw
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Professional Boxing
10:35-Focus on Today
10:55-Saturday Night Movie:
"Escape From Red Rock"

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-The Christophers
1:20-Sunday Playhouse:
"Bury Me Dead"
2:30-Happy Birthday America
3:25-On Campus
3:50-Roller Game of the Week
4:45-CBS Golf Classic
5:35-Hawaii Calls
6:30-Here's Lucy
6:55-Warren Miller Ski Show
7:05-The Ed Sullivan Show
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Stand Up and Cheer! (Special)
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:35-The Dean Martin Show
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-This Is The Life
11:15-The Sacred Heart



-SCN Afternoon News
-Holiday Playhouse:
"Remember the Day"
The Big Picture
"Why Drown?"
-Green Acres
-News in Spanish
-Rowan & Martin's Laugh In
-SCN News
-Canal Zone Calendar
-Armchair Theater:
"The Green Archer"
-Focus on Today
-Billy Walker's Country Carnival

SCN Afternoon News
-Andy Griffith
-Afternoon with Uncle Bob
and Sesame Street
-Movie of the Week:
"Paradise Alley"
First Tuesday: Japan

6:30-Family Affair
6:55-News In Spanish
7:05-The Johnny Cash Show
8.00-SCN News
8:05-Turned on Crisis:
"The Concept"
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-The Bill Cosby Show
9:30-The Tonight Show
10:35-Focus on Today
10:55-Andy Griffith
4:00-SCN Afternoon News
4:15-Assigmnent Underwater
(:30-Afternoon with Uncle Bob
and Sesame Street
5:05-Movie of the Week:
"Paradise Alley"
3:30-Animal World
6:30-Mayberry R. F. 1).
6:55-News In Spanish
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Route 66 (Last Show)
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:30-"Paradise Alley"
10.45-Focus on Today
S1:00-Bob Cummings
4:00-SCN Afternoon News
4:30-Afternoon with Uncle Bob
5:05-Movie of the Week:
"Paradise Alley"
5:30-My Three Sons
6 :00-Dateline
6:30-Room 222
6:55-News In Spanish
7:05-The Jim Nabors Hour
S.00-SCN News
H:00- Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-The Detectives
c:30-The Dick Cavett Show
10:35-Focus on Today
10:55-Danny Thomas
1:00-SCN Afternoon News
4:15-Watch Mr. Wizzard
4:30-Afternoon with Uncle Bob
5:05-Movie of the Week:
"Paradise Alley"
6:30-The Joey Bishop Show
6:55 News In Spanish
7:05-Glen Camphell's Goodtime
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Burke's Law
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Arimnchair Tiheater
"Bikini Beach"
10: 15-Focus on Today
11:05-"Be Waterwise"

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July 2, 1971

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John F. Stevens Lauded

In Historical Journal

An 11-page illustrated article on
engineer John F. Stevens and his
contributions to the construction
of the Panama Canal appears in
the June 1971 issue of AMERICAN
Written by David G. McCullough,
the article uses a clever palindrome
for a title: "A Man, A Plan, A Canal,
Panama." (A palindrome is a word
or phrase that can be read back-
ward or forward.) The story features
several photos taken during con-
struction days, including one of the
tug Gatun making a test trip
through Gatun Locks in 1913.
The central theme of the article
is the engineering genius of Stevens,
whom the article calls a man "history
has forgotten." Stevens, according
to the author, "was strangely over-
looked by history. His name now
means little to any but a handful
of civil engineers, some scholars of
western exploration, a few elderly
railroad men and two or three Canal
George Washington Goethals, the
Army engineer who succeeded
Stevens and remained in charge of
the work until the waterway was
completed, was applauded in Theo-
dore Roosevelt's Autobiography but
Stevens name did not appear.
The writer describes the deplor-
able sanitary conditions, lack of
proper equipment and other cir-
cumstances that hampered progress
during the early construction days.
Added to these problems was the
sudden resignation of chief engi-
neer John F. Wallace in 1905.
At a luncheon meeting in New
York, Roosevelt sized up Stevens,
who had established himself as an
outstanding engineer. The author
points out that Stevens accepted the
job with the condition that he would
have a free hand, with no inter-
ference from politicians or bureau-
crats. In return, he said he would
remain on the job "until he was sure
of its success or he had proved its
When he arrived on the Isthmus

(Continued from p. 1)
beros Bugle Corps and Band;
Knights of Columbus; BPOE Lodge
No. 1414; Panama and Canal Zone
Lions Clubs; Abou Saad Temple
Shriner Units and Clowns; and
Canal Zone Riding Clubs.
At 9:30 a.m., there will be a free-
fall parachuting demonstration by
the Special Forces Group Com-
mand Parachute Team at Albrook
AFB and at 11 a.m., a flyover
by USARSO aircraft, sponsored by
the VFW. At noon, there will be a
50-gun Salute to the Union by
Battery "B" of the 22d Artillery at
Balboa Stadium, and at 1 p.m., the
14th Annual Elk's Invitational
Swimming Meet will be held at
Balboa Swimming Pool sponsored
by the BPOE Lodge No. 1414 in
The traditional fireworks displays
will be held July 4 at 7:30 p.m. at
the old seaplane ramp at Coco Solo
on the Atlantic side and at 8 p.m.
atop Sosa Hill on the Pacific side.
In case of inclement weather, they
will be set off on the next clear
Independence Day observance
plans are being handled on the
Pacific side by John R. Haner,
chairman of the Pacific side Inde-
pendence Day Committee, and by
Mike LaCroix, president of the
Margarita Recreation Association,
which is sponsoring the Atlantic
side observances.

at the age of 52, Stevens brought
with him no formal engineering
training but did possess a vast
amount of experience as a builder
of bridges, tunnels and railroads.
McCullough vividly describes the
dreadful situation that Stevens en-
countered when he came here, par-
ticnlarly the appalling sanitary con-
ditions and organizational red tape.
Stevens firmly believed that making
the dirt fly would be the easiest
part of the Canal construction and
that this could wait for more im-
portant work-that of preparation.
Stevens suspended all excavation
until he had everything ready, Mc-
Cullough points out. He built a
sewage disposal plant, harbor instal-
lations, paved streets, installed a
telephone system, established a com-
missary to feed the entire work
force at cost, introduced refrigera-
tion equipment, refurbished French
buildings and constructed entire
new communities. Later excavation
was resumed.
The author notes that Stevens was
greatly influenced in having the lock
type canal plan approved instead
of the sea level waterway that had
been proposed by many.
The article touches on the tre-
mendous importance of the work
done by Dr. William C. Gorgas, the
dedicated Army physician whose
efforts in improving sanitation
helped defeat yellow fever that
swept labor camps. It also chronicles
the work of others such as Goethals
but the greater part of the article
focuses on Stevens' 2 years on the

(Continued from p. 1)
of a list of small items to reach the
necessary minimum or "to go with"
the basic item.
The privilege of purchasing school
children's clothing, presently en-
joyed by non-U.S.-citizen customers
of the retail stores during April and
May each year, will be extended to
U.S. citizens during the months of
August and September.

(Continued from p. 1)

International airmail postage rate
for post cards and air letter sheets
will be 20 cents each.
The surface letter mail rate which
was 13 cents for the first ounce will
be increased to 15 cents for the
first ounce. The surface rate for post
cards is 10 cents each.
A new postage rate structure will
become effective for regular prints,
books and sheet music, second-
class publications and small packets.
The categories of samples of mer-
chandise, combination package, ar-
ticles grouped together and 8-ounce
merchandise package to Canada
will be discontinued.
Parcel Post rates to Zone 1: North
America (except U.S.), Central
America (except Panama), the Car-
ibbean Islands, Bahamas, Bermuda,
and St. Pierre and Miquelon will be
$1.20 for the first 2 pounds and 35
cents for each additional pound or
fraction. Parcel Post to Zone 2: all
other countries, will be $1.30 for
the first 2 pounds and 40 cents for
each additional pound or fraction.
Special mail service fees are as
Fees for return receipts are in-
creased to 20 cents if requested at
time of mailing and increased to
40 cents when requested after
The fee for request for recall
and change of address has been in-
creased to 60 cents;
And the fee for inquires has
been increased to 30 cents.
Weight and size limits for inter-
national mail also will be changed.
For these revisions, consult post
Domestic rates apply to mail des-
tined to Panama except for airmail
letter rate which is 11 cents per
,2 ounce.

This permits the purchase of
children's clothing and shoes total-
ing a minimum of $25 and not ex-
ceeding $150 per contract. These
periods are near the opening of
schools for the two categories of
customers and will assist parents
who have to perform major outfit-
ting of their children with an easier
means of coping with the financial
impact at these times.

Cast members from the coming United Fund production of "Oliver!" sing
one of the show's songs at a recent luncheon meeting of the Cristobal-Colon
Rotary Club. Left to right are: Ken Lantry, who stars as Oliver, and Fred-
erick Bishop, Ken's understudy and one of Fagin's boys in the play, which
is scheduled to run August 6-21 at the Balboa High School Auditorium.
Bruce Quinn, producer-director, addressed the Rotarians on the musical
and exhibited a model of the elaborate production set. Nevin Lantry, Ken's
father, who is music director of the show, also attended.

A whole family looks pleased over mama's new degree. Mrs. Rosita Payne,
wife of Canal Zone Youth Advisor Clarence Payne, poses with members
of her family after receiving a bachelor of arts degree in Interamerican
Studies from the Canal Zone Branch of Florida State University.

(Continued from p. 1)

Schools) Division of Schools, Pacific side:
20 years, 1 month, 24 days.
Edith V. Britton, Presser (Dry Cleaning), Sup-
ply Division, Pacific side: 24 years, 2
Doris G. Brown, Cook Assistant, Coco Solo
Hospital, Atlantic side: 30 years, 3 months,
Ethel W. Brown, Secretary (Stenography)
Office of Director, Marine Bureau, Pacific
side: 19 years, 3 months, 23 days.
Byron M. Bushell, Clerk, Customs Division,
Pacific side: 33 years, 6 months, 3 days.
Capt. Howard Buehler, Assistant Captain of
the Port, Navigation Division, Pacific side:
24 years, 1 month, 9 days.
Martin Castillo G., Carpenter, Railroad Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 21 years, 8 months, 12
Myrtle Clark, Presser (Dry Cleaning), Supply
Division, Pacific side: 30 years, 2 months,
20 days.
Manuel Cobo, Boatman (Locks), Locks Division,
Pacific side: 29 years, 7 months, 18 days.
John R. DeGrummond, Jr., Supervisory Cashier
(Treasurer), Accounting Division, Pacific
side: 40 years, 6 months, 9 days.
William Dunn, Time and Leave Clerk, Termi-
nals Division, Atlantic side: 40 years, 2
months, 5 days.
Alfonso Dutary, Warehouseman, Supply Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 29 years, 7 months, 8
Miriam Edwards, Nursing Assistant (Medicine
and Surgery), Gorgas Hospital, Pacific side:
32 years, 1 month, 25 days.
Juan A. Espinosa, Utility Worker, Supply Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 40 years, 11 months,
20 days.
Lillian M. Forbes, Seamstress, Supply Division,
Atlantic side: 8 years, 10 months, 15 days.
Claudio Gil, Seaman, Dredging Division, Pa-
cific side: 31 years, 5 months, 1 day.
Claude L. Goodridge, Laborer (Heavy-Cold
Storage), Supply Division, Atlantic side:
31 years, 3 months.
Arthur A. Green, Laborer (Heavy-Pest Con-
trol), Division of Sanitation, Atlantic side:
15 years, 6 months, 18 days.
Joseph A. Haylock, Maintenanceman, Naviga-
tion Division, Atlantic side: 27 years, 4
months, 28 days.
Clement Jackson, Helper Lock Operator, Locks
Division, Pacific side: 32 years, 4 months,
7 days.
Reggie A. John, Sales Store Clerk, Supply
Division, Pacific side: 31 years, 11 months,
3 days.
Lemuel Joseph, Leader Diet Cook, Coco Solo
Hospital, Atlantic side: 28 years, 3 months,
23 days.
John M. Klasovsky, Supervisory Control House
Operator, Locks Division, Atlantic side: 30
years, 12 days.
Alfonso L. Lamont, Linehandler (Deckhand),
Navigation Division, Pacific side: 7 years,
6 months, 14 days.
Jose A. Ldpez, Stevedore, Terminals Division,
Pacific side: 20 years, 1 month, 8 days.
Oscar B. Lowe, Cafeteria Manager, Supply
Division, Pacific side: 32 years, 10 months,
1 day.
Feliciano Marin, Food Service Worker, Supply
Division, Pacific side: 28 years, 12 days.
Victor M. Marquez, Seaman, Dredging Division,
Pacific side: 29 years, 1 month, 10 days.
Alejandro Martin, Oiler (Floating Plant), Dredg-
ing Division, Pacific side: 43 years, 7
months, 23 days.
Lorenzo Meldndez, Seaman, Dredging Division,
Pacific side: 29 years, 10 months, 9 days.
Hugo A. Miranda, Winchman, Terminals Divi-
sion, Atlantic side: 13 years, 5 months,
5 days.
George Moore, Liquid Fuels Wharfman, Ter-
minals Division, Atlantic side: 28 years,
3 months, 9 days.
Velermino Moreno, Stevedore, Terminals Divi-
sion, Atlantic side: 24 years, 4 months, 28
Benjamin F. Murillo, Laborer (Cleaner), Sup-
ply Division, Pacific side: 24 years, 3
months, 10 days.
David Murrain, Swimming Pool Operator, Divi-

sion of Schools, Pacific side: 32 years,
6 months, 25 days.
Bruno Nazas, Helper, Heavy Duty Equipment
Mechanic, Motor Transportation Division,
Pacific side: 30 years, 6 months, 26 days.
Dorothy H. Neville, Teacher (Junior High, U.S.
Schools), Division of Schools, Pacific side:
24 years, 8 months, 27 days.
Stafford A. Nehlett, Teletypist, Locks Division,
Pacific side: 45 years, 3 months, 15 days.
McKenzie T. O'Niel, Seaman, Dredging Divi.
sion, Atlantic side: 34 years, 11 months,
29 days.
Clemente Paco, Grounds Maintenance Equip-
ment Operator (Small), Community Services
Division, Atlantic side: 22 years, 1 month,
4 days.
Mavis A. Phillips, Medical Aid (Sterile Sup-
plies), Gorgas Hospital, Pacific side: 27
years, 7 months, 3 days.
Rigoherto Pico Ch., Deckhand, Navigation
Division, Pacific side: 19 years, 1 month,
3 days.
Jos6e . Pino, Linehandler, Locks Division,
Pacific side: 21 years, 1 month, 19 days.
John N. Prince, Electrician (Lineman), Elec-
trical Division, Pacific side: 30 years, 4
months, 20 days.
Ruby E. Radel, Supervisory Clinical Nurse,
Coco Solo Hospital, Atlantic side: 32 years,
6 months, 28 days.
Carlos Ramirez, Autopsy Assistant, Gorgas
Hospital, Pacific side: 48 years, 6 months,
20 days.
James S. Raymond, General Foreman Grounds,
Community Services Division, Atlantic side:
30 years, 5 months, 24 days.
Gabriel Rivera, Seaman, Dredging Division,
Pacific side: 30 years, 5 months, 26 days.
Vicente Rodriguez, Linehandler (Deckhand),
Navigation Division, Pacific side: 14 years,
13 days.
Juan Rosales, Seaman, Dredging Division, Pa-
cific side: 35 years, 1 month, 11 days.
Oscar Simpson, Winchman, Terminals Division,
Atlantic side: 24 years, 5 months, 26 days.
Cyrus Small, Laborer (Cleaner), Electrical
Division, Atlantic side: 31 years, 10 months,
18 days.
Edilberto M. Solis, Carpenter (Marine), Dredg-
ing Division, Pacific side: 29 years, 6
months, 2 days.
Nathaniel Stephens, Truckdriver (Heavy),
Motor Transportation Division, Pacific side:
37 years, 2 months, 4 days.
Ivan Temple, Leader Seaman, Dredging Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 30 years, 5 months, 29
Doris 1. Thomas, Food Service Worker, Supply
Division, Pacific side: 16 years, 3 months,
18 days.
Herbert Thomas, Stevedore, Terminals Divi-
sion, Atlantic side: 28 years, 1 month, 4
Alberto Torres, Laborer (Cleaner), Supply Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 26 years, 6 months, 19
Clifford V. Torstenson, Pilot, Navigation Divi-
sion, Atlantic side: 29 years, 5 months,
24 days.
Nicolasa B. de Valdes, Presser (Shirts), Sup-
ply Division, Pacific side: 24 years, 22 days.
Inocencio Valencia, Seaman, Dredging Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 38 years, 1 month, 16
Tomas Velasquez, Seaman, Dredging Division,
Pacific side: 28 years, 4 months, 24 days.
Edith M. Villanueva, Budget and Accounting
Assistant, Motor Transportation Division,
Pacific side: 25 years, 3 months, 20 days.
Cecil B. Walker, Nursing Assistant (Medicine
and Surgery), Gorgas Hospital, Pacific side:
32 years, 7 months, 25 days.
William D. Welsh, Carpenter, Facilities En-
gineering Division, Pacific side: 38 years,
8 months, 21 days.
Russell T. Wise, Safety Officer, Office of the
Director, Engineering and Construction
Bureau, Pacific side: 30 years, 8 months,
13 days.
Jos6 Yanare, Linehandler (Deckhand), Naviga-
tion Division, Pacific side: 18 years, 5
months, 10 days.




... 0but



Edward A. Capozzoli, student assistant, teaches Sean Deneley how to,
do the flip during tumbling class at the Balboa High School gymnasium.

Kevin Barsness, tight, takes careful aim during a game of carom with
Johnny Wagner, left, and George Ateek, at the Los Rios playshelter.

A group of youngsters learn mouth-to-mouth resuscitation during swim-
ming and lifesaving instruction at the Gamboa pool.

Marlene Snyder demonstrates good form in weight training at the
Cristobal High School gymnasium.



lament w
S school has
is seldom heard in the Can'
playshelters offering energeti
a chance to create a Snoop)
weight training.

Tumbling, basketball, ches
game or sport is available \
to teach the rudiments. All
decoupage to burlap flower n
gymnasiums and playshelters

It's still not too late to regi
something new. Registration 1
gymnasium or playshelter ne'

Billy Deaton, second from left, student assistant, and a group ot
youngsters enjoy a laugh as they choose sides for a basketball game at
the Cristobal High School gymnasium.

Bonnie Nehring, student assistant, explains tumbling to a group of girls
at the Balboa High School gymnasium.

Yvonne Hruska and Roberta LeBlanc finish up a game of tic-tac-toe at
Diablo Elementary School gymnasium.

Bushed after a fast game of basketball and some weight lifting, Greg
Litton takes a brief respite atop a stack of pads at the Cristobal High
School gymnaisum.

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Making decoupage wall plaques during handic
Sullivan, Mary Lou Pas


Mds de 56 Anos al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Viemes 2 de Julio de 1971

Celebraran el 4 de Julio

En Ambos Lados del Canal

Tiempo de diversion para la fami-
lia sera el tema de la celebraci6n del
Dia de la Indcpendencia en el sec-
tor Athintico, con una variedad de
actividades para niios, comenzando
despues de los ejercicios patri6ticos
el 5 de julio. Entre las actividades
planeadas estin una torre de saltos
con paracaidas para los nifios, pa-
seos en tren, paseos en los burritos
Mancha y Gato, paseos en carrots
bombas y una exposici6n zool6gica
en el Estadio de la Escuela Secun-
daria de Crist6bal.
Otros events sefialados incluyen
una demostraci6n en la cual los
hombres descenderan por una soga
desde un helic6ptero en el aire de
12 a 12:30 p.m.; una demostraci6n
SCUBA por el 89 Grupo de Fuer-
zas Especiales en la Piscina de Coco
Solo de 12:30 a 1:30 p.m.; y una
regata de veleros en el Club de
Yates de Coco Solo desde la 1 p.m.
en el Muelle 1.
El desfi'le comenzari a las 10:30
a.m. con el Coronel Roberto Peral-
ta, comandante de las Instalaciones
del Area del Atlantico, como maris-
cal del desfile; y el Teniente Coronel
Thomas Owen, comandante de tro-

pas. El desfile seguiri desde la
Calle Bushnell hacia la Calle Cal-
houn, doblando a la derecha hacia
la Calle Fulton, y luego a la izquier-
da hacia la Avenida Jolmston, hacia
la Avenida Maile para ir a la Es-
cuela Secundaria de Crist6bal en
donde se iniciarin las ceremonies
del 4 de julio.
El Coronel Charles R. Clark, Di-
rector de Ingenieria y Construcci6n,
seri el orador principal del progra-
ma que comenzarn a las 11 a.m.
En caso de lluvia, los ejercicios
tendrAn lugar en el auditorio de la
escuela. La izada de la bandera sera
hecha por los Boy Scouts y Mucha-
chas Guias con la Banda de Cor-
netas y Tambores de la Guardia
National. El Himno Nacional de la
Repiblica de Panama sera cantado
por la Srta. Ligia Villalaz, acompa-
nada por la Banda de los Bomberos
de Col6n y el Himno Nacional de
los Estados Unidos por la Sra. Welu-
cia Wilkins, con el acompafiamiento
de la Banda 776 de la Fuerza
Area de EE. UU.
La invocaci6n estarA a cargo del
Rev. Robert Brandenberger, C.M.
(Continda en la pdgina 3)

En Almacenes del Canal

La lista de articulos que se pue-
den comprar en los almacenes del
Canal de PanamA mediante los
contratos de pago a plazo ha sido
extendida, a partir del 19 de julio,
para que cubra articulos tales como
ropa, cortinas y sobrecamas que
tengan un valor de $50 o mAs, cada
Con eso se permitira, a los que
tienen derecho, comprar vestidos de
hombre y de mujer, de $50 o mas,
en un plan de pagos mis extenso.
Tambien podran comprar cortinas
de mayor valor, colgaduras y sobre-
camas que tengan un precio de $50
o mas por cada articulo o juego de
articulos iguales.
La definici6n del trnnino "juego"
se limitarA a los articulos que hagan
juego en ropa de hombre y de mujer
y a los de uso en el hogar. Con

Trabajos de


ello no se permitirA que se agregue
una lista de pequefios articulos que
alcancen el valor minimo necesario
o que se agreguen al articulo bsico.
El privilegio de compra de ropa
para nifios, que actualmente gozan
los clients no estadounidenses de
los almacenes, durante abril y mayo
de cada afio, sera extendido, para los
ciudadanos estadounidenses, a los
meses de agosto y septiembre.
Con ello se permit la compra
de ropa y calzado para nifios por
un minimo de $25 y un mAximo de
$150 por contrato. Estos periods
estAn cerca del comienzo de las
escuelas para las dos categories de
clients y constituyen una gran
ayuda para los padres que tienen
que hacer gastos msayores en equi-
par a sus hijos, pues se les brindan
medios mis fAciles de enfrentarse
al impact financier de estos

Roger K. Adams, quien se jubi-
lara en mayo del servicio del Canal
de Panama, donde ocupaba la posi-
ci6n de Maestre de la Rada de Bal-
boa, recibi6 antes de partir del Istmo
de Panama un Certificado al Merito
que le otorg6 la Escuela Prepara-
toria para Marinos de Panama.
Adams, durante los afios que ocu-
p6 esa destacada posici6n dentro
de la Divisi6n de Navegaci6n del
Canal de Panami, se distingui6
siempre por la gran ayuda que brin-
16 a los j6venes estudiantes de la
Escuela Preparatoria para Marinos,
para que adquirieran la prActica
necesaria que complement la teoria
que se les ensefia para prepararlos
como gente de mar.
El acto de entrega del certificado
tuvo lugar en la oficina de Adams.
La alumna Teresa Polo fue la en-
cargada de entregar el certificado
y pronunci6 las palabras con que se
explicaba la distincion que se le
hacia a Adams.
Estuvieron presents, ademas del
personal de la Oficina del Maestre

La guardia de banderas de la Guardia Nacional de PanamA desfilarA nueva-
mente por las calls de Balboa durante la celebraci6n del Dia de la Indepen-
dencia de los Estados Unidos el lunes pr6ximo. Aqui vemos a los miembros
de la Guardia Nacional desfilando gallardamente durante el desfile del
4 de julio del afio pasado en el sector Pacifico.

rer WA/ Arlmc pr ;a I\;

de Rada de Balboa, Carlos E. Villa-
rreal, director del curso de marine-
ria; GermAn Melkndez de relacio-
nes pdblicas de la escuela; Jorge
Barragat, instructor de nudos y
amarres de la escuela, quien actu6
como interprete, /y los alumnos
Jaime Araiz, Abelardo Ortega, Mar-
celino Melgarejo, Jos6 A. Marin y
Edwin Franklin Cousil.
Adams se mostr6 sumamente
complacido por ese gesto y dijo que
estaba seguro de que los que lo
reemplazaban seguirian brindando
a la Escuela Preparatoria para Mari-
nos de Panami la misma coopera-
ci6n que 61 les habia brindado.



De Naves

Una leve disminuci6n en el tra-
fico de naves de alto bordo por el
Canal se predijo para el afo fiscal
1971 que termin6 el mi6rcoles 30
de junior.
De acuerdo con callculos preli-
minares, computados unos cuantos
dias antes de terminar el aino, dicho
tr:ifico alcanz6 unas 14.600 naves de
gran calado, en comparaci6n con
14.829 que transitaron cl ailo fiscal
Una baja pronunciada en el nii-
mero de naves de Estados Unidos
con destino a Vietnam ha sido la
principal raz6n para la baja en las
cifras de trinsito total. Por otra
part, se esperaba que los tr'iimsitos
comerciales alcanzaran una nueva
area, con 14.015 naves de 300
toneladas netas del Canal de Pana-
mar o mas, en comparaci6n con las
13.658 que hubo en 1970.
El aumento en cl traifico conier-
cial quc utilize. a la via interoceinica
se atribuy6l principalniente a un
aumento en las importaciones desde
el Lejano Oriente con dirccci6n
hacia la Costa Oriental de los Esta-
dos Unidos.

Sera Observada Semana
Apok 0 2 d

Haran en Gatun De Seguridad en el Agua

Dos interrupciones electricas, cada
una de unas 5 horas de duraci6n,
han sido sefialadas para el pueblo
de Gat6n con el fin de permitir la
instalaci6n de nuevos transforma-
dores principles en la subestaci6n
de Gat6n.
Estas interrupciones comenzarAn
a las 11 p.m. el viemes 9 de
julio y nuevamente el viernes 16
de julio.
Este trabajo completara un pro-
grama iniciado hace cerca de 1 aio
para mejorar el sistema de distribu-
ci6n elictrica en el poblado de
Gatin. Ademas de la adici6n de
los nuevos transformadores, el pro-
yecto incluia la instalaci6n de un
nuevo alimentador y la construcci6n
de una nueva secci6n de carretera
para facilitar el access a la sub-

La Semana de Seguridad en el
Agua sera observada en la Zona del
Canal durante la semana que co-
mienza el 4 de julio.
En vista de que el manejo de
botes es el deported mis popular
entire los residents de la Zona del
Canal, se llama la atenci6n a la im-
portancia en la seguridad y corte-
sia para hacer possible disfrutar de
esta actividad.
Una nueva pelicula del Servi-
cio Costanero sobre "Volcamientos,
IIundimientos y Caidas al Agua y
C6mo Evitarlos" sera exhibida por
SCN Televisi6n debido a la coope-
raci6n de la Oficina de Seguridad
del Canal de Panama.
Como recordatorio de la Semana
de Seguridad en el Agua, la Oficina
de Seguridad repartira por toda la
Zona del Canal, papeles engomados

para las defenses de los autom6viles,
letreros y banderolas.
En reciente carta a todos los pre-
sidentes de clubes de yates locales,
el Jefe de la Oficina de Seguridad
del Canal recalc6 la necesidad de
Ilamar la atenci6n a todos los en-
tusiastas del yatismo de aguas
profundas sobre ]a importancia de
Ilenar un "plan de ruta" con un
amigo o un vecino antes de salir
en un viaje. El "plan de ruta",
que es similar al "plan de vuelo"
sometido por los aviadores antes dc
un vuelo, ayudaria enormemente al
Servicio de Rescate de la Fuerza
Area para localizar a in yate per-
dido en caso de que le ocurra una
averia fuera de las aguas locales.
Se encarece a los partidarios del
yatismo en la Zona del Canal prac-
ticar la seguridad en el agua durante
la Semana de Seguridad en el Agua
v durante todo el tiempo.

Se Jubilaron


Del Canal
La Sala de Conferencias del
Cobernador tuvo un Ileno complete,
durante la ceremonia de jubilaci6n
de junior, que tuvo lugar a principios
de esta semana y en la que se hon-
raba a 71 empleados que terminaban
su servicio con el Canal.
La mayoria eran empleados que
se habian jubilado en mayo, despuBs
del 16 de mayo, que habia sido fijado
como limited para el procesamiento
de las solicitudes de jubilaci6n y los
certificados de jubilaci6n para ese
mes. Diez de los que se jubilaban
eran estadounidenses.
Los Directores y Directores In-
terinos asistieron a la ceremonia al
igual que cierta cantidad de esposas
v familiares.
Hablando brevemente, antes de
entregar los certificados de jubila-
ci6n, el Gobernador David S. Parker
dijo que le gustaba ver que el n6-
mero de jubilados no era tan grande
como el de los de mayo, que ha
sido el mis grande de la historic
del Canal y que tuvo que celebrarse
en el Teatro de Balboa. Al expresar-
les su gratitud y la de la empresa
del Canal, el Gobernador dijo a los
jubilados que para que el Canal
operara debidamente el trabajo de
ellos debi6 ser muy bueno. Enfatiz6
tambien en que el Canal gana much
con los empleados que permanecen
durante muchos afios. "El trabajar
para el Canal de Panama tiene tam-
bien sus ventajas, pues no s6lo pro-
porciona trabajo durante muchos
afios, sino que tambidn ofrece gene-
rosos beneficios de jubilaci6n", re-
cordo el Gobernador a los viejos
Al expresarles sus mejores deseos
por una feliz jubilaci6n, el Gober-
nador les dijo: "Es un privilegio
star con ustedes en este dia, tan
important para sus vidas".
Entre los que se jubilaban estaba
el Tesorero del Canal, John R. De-
Crummond, Jr., quien concluia una
carrera de mis de 40 afios con el
Los empleados con mis aflos de
senvicio eran Carlos Ramirez, ayu-
dante de autopsias en el Hospital
Gorgas, con 48 afios, 6 meses. Le
seguian Stafford A. Neblett, opera-
rio de teletipo en la Divisi6n de
Esclusas del Pacifico, con 45 afios,
3 meses, y Alejandro Martin, lubri-
cador (Planta de Equipo Flotante),
de la Divisi6n de Dragado en el
Pacifico, quien complete 43 afios,
7 meses. William Dunn, oficinista en
la Secci6n de N6minas de la Divi-
si6n de Terminales, y Juan A. Espi-
nosa, mozo de oficios en la Divisi6n
dc Abastos, tambien tenian mas de
40 aios de servicios cada uno.
(Continua en la pdgina 3)

En Pedro Miguel

Tendran Manana

Animado Baile
El Club ce Bailes de Cuadrillas
y Lanceros de Pedro Miguel, Zona
del Canal, tendrA una larga noche
d(1 fiesta rl satbado 3 de julio, con
motivo de la celebraci6n del Dia de
la Independencia de Estados Unidos.
Se invita cordialmente a que asis-
tan a todos los iniembros del club,
sus amistades y a todos los aulantes
de los bailes de cuadrillas y lauiceros.
Para dicha ocasiin estain:n tocan-
do Kenneth Brow\n y so combo,
grupo 11musical miniy gustado del

Vol. X, No. 3

SerI Ms. iI TV 0 At eUuII IuIErl,

Sera Mis Fcil Comprar Distincion Antes de Irse



Julio 2, 1971

Oente en la Noticia




Suieto a cambios sin
previo aviso

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Los Picapiedras
12:00-Suerte y Alegria
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Arresto y Juicio
4:00-E1 Hombre de Cipol
5:00-Agente Secreto
Lancelot Link
5:30-Mama y Sus Increibles
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-E1 Show de
Mauricio Garces
8:30-E1 Precio de la Fama
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-La Chica de CIPOL

9:00-Hacia El Mafiana
9:15-La Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
12:00-Suerte y Alegria
12:30-Roma Mi Amor
1:30-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
2:00-Buscando Novia a Papai
2:30-Nanny y El Profesor
3:00-Los Invencibles
4:30-El Zorro
5:00-El Gran Chaparral
7:00-Grupo 21
7:30-El Especial
8:30-Los Poderosos
9:30-Mi Joven Defensor
10:30-Cuatro Evas Para
Un Adin

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
1]:30-Los Picapiedras
12:00-Los Monstruos
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-E1 Show de la Una
2:00-Arresto y Juicio
4:00-E1 Hombre de Cipol
5:30-Mar Ins6lito
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-Los Internos
8:30-Cine de Oro
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
ll:00-La Chica de CIPOL

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Los Picapiedras
12:00-Los Monstruos
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-E1 Show de la Una
2:00-Arresto y Juicio
4:00-El Hombre de Cipol
5:00-Halcones del Espacio
5:30-Reino Salvaje
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-Los Beverly de
8:30-Misi6n Imposible
9:30-Patrulla Juvenil
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-La Chica de CIPOL

11 00-

Carnaval de Cartones
Los Picapiedras
Los Monstruos
Tras la Noticia
El Show de la Una
-Arresto y Juicio
El Hombre de Cipol
-Festival Loopy
-El Correcaminos
-La Tremenda Corte
-Tevedos Informa
-El Show de
Andy Williams
-Los Atrevidos
-Ultimas Noticias
Tele Cine


10 00-

-Carnaval de Cartones
Los Picapiedras
Los Monstruos
Tras la Noticia
El Show de la Unia
Arresto y Juicio
El Hombre de Cipol
Porky y Sus Amigos
Los Magnificos
La Tremenda Corte
Tevedos Informa
El Inmortal
La Pelicula de
la Semana
Ultimas Noticias
La Chica de CIPOL

IIacia El Maiiana
De Mujer a Mujer
Mis Adorables Sobrinos
Mi Mundo y
Bienvenido a El
Tras la Noticia
La Polla Musical y
La Guerra Secreta
Tevedos Informa
-Tierra de Gigantes
-Audacia es el Juego
La Fuerza Silenciosa
Ultimas Noticias
-Cine Sbiado

La vida de Leo M. Blades, guardia
encargado del mantenimiento de
los autom6viles de la Estaci6n de
Policia de Balboa, ha sido una de
asociaci6n con el Canal de PanamAi,
desde que termin6 su primer ciclo
secundario en la vieja escuela de
Paraiso, a la edad de 18 afios. El
primer trabajo que desempefi6 fue
el de obrero en la Divisi6n de Ferro-
carril, en la que ingres6 en 1937,
iniciando asi una asociaci6n con la
familiar del Canal que ya lleva unos
34 afios. Despu6s de 3 afios, fue
trasladado como operario de una
mAquina mezcladora de concrete a
la antigua Divisi6n Municipal, que
actualmente se conoce como Divi-
si6n de Mantenimiento. Dice Blades:
"Fue en ese tiempo que conoci mu-
chas parties del Canal de PanamA.
La via interoceAnica es una suce-
si6n, casi ininterrumpida de mara-
villas de la ingenieria modern. Pero
lo que much gente no imagine
es que el Canal es tambi6n una
maravilla de belleza". Despu6s de
trabajar unos 11 afios en la Divi-
si6n Municipal, fue trasladado, en
1949, a la Divisi6n de Policia, don-
de ha permanecido hasta el pre-
sente. Dice: Al fin encontr6 el
lugar al que pertenezco y donde,
si Dios quiere, permanecer6 hasta
que me jubile". Habla con orgullo
de su trabajo, en el que es respon-
sable por que todos los vehiculos
al servicio de la Estaci6n de Bal-
boa est6n perfectamente limpios,
Ilenos los tanques de gasoline y en
condiciones inmejorables de opera-
ci6n. Dice que tiene a various hom-
bres bajo sus 6rdenes para los tra-
bajos de limpieza y que apenas se
inform de alg6n desperfecto, se
encarga de que el vehiculo sea lle-
vado a los talleres de la Divisi6n de
Transporte a Motor para su rApida
reparaci6n. Dice: "Creo que mi tra-




Suieto a cambios sin
previo aviso

10:30-La Novela Matinal
11:45-E1 Show de Mary
Tyler Moore
12:00-Sorteo del Miercolito
12:15-C6micos y Canciones
1:00-Informative del
2:30-Extraio Paraiso
3:00-Cine Hogar
10:00-Un Hilo de Vida
11:00-Los Vengadores

bajo es de much responsabilidad,
pues si hay una clase de vehiculos
que jamAs debe dafiarse cuando es-
tAn de servicio, es la de los de la
Policia". Se lleva muy bien con
todas las personas que tienen que
tratar con 61. Dice que todas las per-
sonas que trabajan en la Policia de
Balboa son magnificas personas. Se
refiere muy especialmente a las
damas despachadoras a las que cali-
fica de "sumamente amables" y dice
que el Jefe de la Divisi6n de Policia
siempre se ha portado muy bien con
61, desde que lo conoci6, much an-
tes de ser Jefe de la Divisi6n. Su
comportamiento en el trabajo es un
reflejo de c6mo se le aprecia en la
comunidad donde reside, pues per-
tenece a numerosas asociaciones
civicas. Es casado con la Sra. Caro-
line L. de Blades, desde hace 33
afios. Tienen seis hijos: Frank, Leo,
Jr., y Cristina Blades de Ball,
que resident en los Estados Unidos;
otro, Clarence, de 23 afios, presta
servicios en el Cuerpo de Paracai-
distas del Ej6rcito de Estados Uni-
dos; Kenneth, de 24, es empleado
del Dep6sito de Material Rodante
del Ej6rcito en Fuerte Clayton, y
el mas pequefio, Vicente, de 16 afios,
estA en 109 grado en la Escuela
Secundaria de Paraiso. Ademis, los
esposos Blades tienen 18 nietos. La
afici6n mAs grande de Blades es el
tiro al blanco con pistola y con
revolver. En abril de este afio, resul-
t6 campe6n en las competencias de
tiro al blanco entire los guardias de
la Policia de ambos lados del Istmo.
Hombre de familiar, antes que nada,
dice que su mayor deseo es tener
su casa propia, con suficiente espa-
cio como para alojar en ella a
todos sus hijos y nietos. Le encanta
la misica tipica panamefia y su
estaci6n favorite es la Radio

9:15-Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
12:30-La Cosquilla
1:30-Domingo Deportivo
5:30-TarzAn y Super-Acci6n
9:00-Hawaii Cinco Cero
10:00-Luces, Cimara, Acci6n

10:30-La Novela Matinal
11:45-E1 Show de Mary
Tyler Moore
12:15-Jueves Estelares
1:00-Informativo del
2:30-Extraio Paraiso
3:00-Cine Hogar
7:30-E1 Tomillo
10:00-Marcus Welby
11:00-Los Vengadores

10:30-La Novela Matinal
11:45-El Show de Mary
Tyler Moore
1:00-Informativo del
2:30-Extraiio Paraiso
3:00-Cine Hogar
7:30-La Criada Bien Criada
10:00-El Diablo se Divierte
11:00-Los Vengadores

10:30-La Novela Matinal
11:45-El Show de Mary
Tyler Moore
1:00-Informativo del
2:30--Evtrao Paraiso
3:00-Cine Hogar
10:00-La Ley del Rev6lver
11:00-La Hora Cero

I -E Una Iglesia Local Celebra

I HI* Su Decimo Aniversario

Desde el 2 hasta el 10
de Julio de 1971
SAbado-The Love Bug (G) y
The Rounders (G)
Domingo-Two Mules For Sister Sara
Lumes-Two Mules For Sister Sara (GP)
Mi6rcoles-Dead Men Don't Count (GP) y
Machine Gun McCain (GP)
Jueves-Salt & Pepper (GP) y
Viva Maria (GP)
Viernes-The Love Bug (G) y
The Rounders (G)
Dommngo-Airport (G) Precios de Admi-
si6n: adults 750, estudiantes 450 y
nifios 259.
Lunes-Dead Men Don't Count (GP) y
Machine Gun McCain (GP)
Martes-Salt & Pepper (GP) y
Viva Maria (GP)
Mi6rcoles-Invisible Invaders (G)
Viernes-The Out-Of-Towners (G) y
Angel In My Pocket (G)
Viernes, 10:00 p.m.-The Black Zoo (GP)
SAbado Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-Return Of
The Seven (G) (SIT.)
Sabado-Guns Of The Magnificent Seven
(G) y 1000 Plane Raid (G) (SIT.)
Domingo-Love Me Or Leave Me (GP) y
Asphalt Jungle (GP)
Lunes-Love Me Or Leave Me (GP) y
Asphalt Jungle (GP)
Martes-The Kentuckian (G)
Jueves-Quiet Place In The Country (R) y
Witness For The Prosecution (GP)
Viernes, 10:00 p.m.-Creeping Unknown
SAbado Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-A Thunder
Of Drums (G)
NOTA-Nueva clasificaci6n: (G) Entrada
general. (GP) Entrada general. Se su-
giere guia de los padres. (R) Restrin-
gida. No se admitira a menores de 17
aios, si no estin acompainados de sius
padres o si no son graduandos de se-
cundaria. (X) No se admitira menores
de 17 afios. SIT significa: "Con titulos
en espafiol".
Todas las peliculas comienzan a las
7 p.m., except cuando se indica. Este
program esta sujeto a cambios sin
previo aviso.

10:30-La Novela Matinal
11:45-E1 Show de Mary
Tyler Moore
1:00-- lormativo del
2:30-Extrafio Paraiso
3:00-Cine Hogar
7:30-E1 Tornillo
10:00-Centro M6dico
11:00-Los Vengadores

11:00-Archie y Sabrina
12:00-Meteoro Submarino
12:30-Get Smart
1:00-Informativo del
1:30--La Hija del
2:00-Victor Martinez Blanco
4:30-Banana Split
7:30-El Topo Gigio
9:30-Pzazz 71

La Iglesia del Evangelio Unido
celebrarA su d6cimo aniversario el
4 de julio.
En ese dia del afno 1961, en la
ciudad de Col6n, se reunieron los
integrantes de la Misi6n Salem de
Col6n, y la Misi6n Bethel de Pa-
raiso y votaron uninimemente por
la anmalgamaci6n de las dos iglesias
bajo un solo nombre y una sola ad-
ministraci6n: La Iglesia del Evan-
gelio Unido.
Para conmemorar dicho aconte-
cimiento, la Iglesia del Evangelio
Unido prepare cuatro actividades
apropiadas que tendrin lugar du-
Irante el mes de julio.
La primera tendri lugar el ssibado
3 de julio en la Iglesia Salem de
Col6n, situada en la Calle 3 y Ave-
nida Central. Consistiri en la Con-
venci6n Anual, en la cual los miem-
bros de Paraiso, Rio Abajo en la
ciudad de PanamA, y los de Col6n
se reuninan para pasar revista a lo
que so ha hecho durante el afio y
proyectar lo que se llevarA a cabo
durante el aflo que comienza.
H-abra dos servicios de Acci6n de
Cracias. Uno el viernes 9 de julio,
en la Iglesia Bethel de Paraiso, y
otro el jueves 22 de julio, en la Igle-
sia Salem de Col6n. Ambos servi-
cios comenzarsn a las 7:30 p.m. de
la fecha indicada. Los oradores del
decimo aniversario serin Ellis L.
Fawcett, Ayudante al Superinten-
dente, a cargo de las Escuelas Lati-
noamericanas y prominent predi-
cador laico de la Iglesia Wesleyana
de Panami, y el Rev. Benjamin A.
Cummings, administrator de la esta-

ci6n de la radio religiosa HOXO de
la ciudad de Panamni. Fawcett pre-
dicari en Paraiso y Cummings en
La cuarta actividad especial quc
se levarn a cabo en julio sera la
publicaci6n de un folleto del ani-
versario titulado "Diez Afios de
Bondad y Misericordia de Dios".
Consistiri esencialmente en un vis-
tazo grifico del trabajo Ilevado a
cabo por la Iglesia del Evangelio
Unido. Para llevar a cabo ese pro-
yecto se necesita la ayuda de todos
los feligreses y anjigos de dicha
iglesia, por lo que se les solicita
se pongan en comunicacion con
cualquier miembro de ella o envien
sus contribuciones al Apartado 176,
Paraiso, Zona del Canal.
Todas aquellas personas que ha-
gan una donaci6n de $2, recibirin
una copia gratis de este valioso
folleto hist6rico.
El Rev. Waldaba H. Stewart,
fundador, pastor y superintendent
general de la Iglesia del Evangelio
Unido, v los funcionarios y mien-
bros de dicha comunidad religiosa,
extienden una cordial invitaci6n al
piiblico en general para que parti-
cipe en dichas actividades.

POLICIA __---110
BOMBERS -- 119
MEDICO (Pacifico) .-.2-1211
MEDICO (AtlAntico) .3-1211

Pwo&Wai de E mtai

Julio 4-Dia de la Independencia de Estados Unidos (1776). Dia de fiesta
national en Estados Unidos y en la Zona del Canal. Los desfiles, este afio,
en ambos lados del Istmo, tendrAn lugar el lunes 5 de julio, ademas de
las otras celcbraciones.
Julio 5-Independencia de Venezuela (1811). Aunque en esa fecha, un con-
greso declare la independencia de Venezuela, la lucha con los espafioles
sigui6, con altas y bajas, hasta el 24 de junio de 1821, cuando en la Bata-
lla de Carabobo, Bolivar derrot6 definitivamente los restos de los ej6rcitos
Julio 5-Segundo recital de la temporada de la Asociaci6n de Conciertos,
a cargo del pianist Sequcira Costa, Gran Premio Internacional de Paris,
President del Concurso Viana da Motta, Jurado del Concurso Chopin y
Jurado del Concurso Tchaikowsky, en el Teatro Presidente de la ciudad
de Panami. Comenzari a las 8:45 p.m.
Julio 16-Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen, patrona de la Isla de Taboga.
Ese dia se escenifica una procesi6n unica en su g6nero en la Republica
de PanamA. La imagen de la Virgen del Carmen, sale en procesi6n acuA-
tica en una de las mejores lanchas del Club de Yates y Pesca de Panami,
bellamente adornada con flores, y escoltada por casi todas las lanchas de
los diferentes clubes de vates del lado Pacifico del Istmo.
Julio 25-ClAsico "Augusto Samuel Boyd". Es la regata de lanchas de gran
velocidad mais important, despuds del ClAsico "Presidente de la Repu-
blica". Este aiio partira a las 10 a.m. de la Isla Contadora hacia Taboga,
de Taboga regresara a Contadora y terminarA en la Isla de Taboga. Este
afio tomarAn parte en este clisico tres lanchas de los Estados Unidos,
con lo que tomarA cariz international por primera vez.

PAgina 2


Julio 2, 1971


Articulo Sobre Stevens

Destaca su Labor Aqui

Un advance de la pr6xima producci6n del Fondo Unido,
";Oliver!", es ofrecido a los miembros del Club Rotario
Crist6bal-Col6n por Bruce Quinn, el productor-direc-
tor de la obra. Frente a Quinn estA el modelo del esce-
nario de la producci6n que incluye un scenario
giratorio con dos niveles. Sentado a la derecha de Quinn
esta la estrella de la obra, Ken Lantry, quien junto con

Los que se jubilaron el mes pasa-
do, sus posiciones y total de servicio
con el Gobierno de los Estados Uni-
dos, son los siguientes:
Percy Arthur, Marinero, Divisi6n de Dragado,
sector Pacifico: 31 afios, 4 meses, 11 dias.
Charles L. Banton, Marinero, Divisi6n de
Navegaci6n, sector Atlintico: 27 afios, 5
meses, 20 dias.
James V. Bartlett, Inspector de Aduana, Divi-
si6n de Aduanas, sector Pacifico: 28 aiios,
9 meses, 19 dias.
Carmen Batista, Electricista (Guardalineas),
Division de Electricidad, sector Pacifico: 34
aios, 22 dias.
Rhoda S. Brians, Maestra de Escuela Primaria,
Escuelas Estadounidenses, Divisidn de Es-
cuelas, sector Pacifico: 20 afios, 1 mes,
24 dias.
Edith V. Britton, Planchadora de Ropa a
Vapor, Divisi6n de Abastos, sector Pacifico:
24 aRos, 2 meses.
Doris C. Brown, Ayudante Cocinera, Hospital
de Coco Solo, sector Atlintico: 30 alos,
3 meses.
Ethel W. Brown, Secretaria, Esten6grafa, Ofi-
cina del Director, Direcci6n de Marina, sec-
tor Pacifico: 19 aios, 3 meses, 23 dias.
Byron M. Bushell, Oficinista, Divisi6n de Adua-
nas, sector Pacifico: 33 anos, 6 meses, 3
Cap. Howard Buehler, Ayudante del Capitin
de Puerto, Divisi6n de Navegaci6n,, sector
Pacifico: 24 aios, 1 mes, 9 dias.
Martin Castillo, Carpintero, Divisi6n de Ferro-
carril, sector Pacifico: 21 aios, 8 meses,
12 dias.
Myrtle Clark, Planchadora de Ropa a Vapor,
Division de Abastos, sector Pacifico: 30
alos, 2 meses, 20 dias.
Manuel Cobo, Botero (Esclusas), Divisi6n de
Esclusas, sector Pacifico: 29 alios, 7 meses,
18 dias.
John R. DeGrummond, Jr., Subjefe Cajero
(Tesorero), Contaduria, sector Pacifico: 40
alios, 6 meses, 9 dias.
William Dunn, Oficinista, Secci6n de N6minas,
Division de Terminales, sector Atlintico:
40 alos, 2 meses, 5 dias.
Alfonso Dutary, Almacenero, Divisi6n de Abas-
tos, sector Pacifico: 29 aios, 7 meses, 8
Miriam Edwards, Auxiliar de Enfermeria (Medi-
cina General y Cirugia), Hospital Gorgas,
sector Pacifico: 32 alos, 1 mes, 25 dias.
Juan A. Espinosa, Mozo de Oficio, Divisi6n de
Abastos, sector Pacifico: 40 anos, 11 meses,
20 dias.
Lillian M. Forbes, Costurera, Divisi6n de
Abastos, sector Atlintico: 8 aiios, 10 meses,
15 dias.
Claudio Gil, Marinero, Divisi6n de Dragado,
sector Pacifico: 31 aios, 5 meses, 1 dia.
Claude L. Goodridge, Obrero (Trabajos Pesa-
dos-Cuarto Frio), Divisi6n de Abastos, sec-
tor Atlintico: 31 aiios, 3 meses.
Arthur A. Green, Obrero (Trabajos Pesados-
Erradicaci6n de Plagas), Divisi6n de Sani-
dad, sector Atlantico: 15 afios, 6 meses, 18
Joseph A. Haylock, Encargado de Manteni-
miento, Divisi6n de Navegaci6n, sector

i jj


el suplente de Ken, Frederick Bishop, cantaron dos de
las canciones de la obra en el almuerzo Rotario. Tam-
bi6n estaba present Nevin Lantry, padre de la estrella
y director musical de la obra. " Oliver!" se presen-
tarA del 6 al 21 de agosto en el auditorio de la
Escuela Secundaria de Balboa.

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
Atlintico: 27 alios, 4 meses, 28 dias.
Clement Jackson, Ayuaante Operario de Es-
clusas, Divisi6n de Esclusas, sector Paci-
fco: 32 aiios, 4 meses, 7 dias.
Reggie A. John, Oficinista de AlmacBn, Divi-
si6n de Abastos, sector Pacifico: 31 anos,
11 meses, 3 dias.
Lemuel Joseph, Capataz Cocinero de Dietas,
Hospital de Coco Solo, sector Atlintico: 28
anos, 3 meses, 23 dias.
John M. Klasovsky, Subjefe Operario de la
Caseta de Control, Divisi6n de Esclusas,
sector Atlintico: 30 aios, 12 dias.
Alfonso L. Lament, Pasabarcos, Divisi6n de
Navegaciln, sector Pacifico: 7 aios, 6
meses, 14 dias.
Jos6 A. L6pez, Estibador, Divisi6n de Termi-
nales, sector Pacifico: 20 arios, 1 mes,
8 dias.
Oscar B. Lowe, Gerente de Restaurante, Divi-
si6n de Abastos, sector Pacifico: 32 alos,
10 meses, 1 dia.
Feliciano Marin, Mozo de Oficio, Servicio de
Comidas, sector Pacifico: 28 anos, 12 dias.
Victor M. MArquez, Marinero, Divisi6n de
Dragado, sector Pacifico: 29 alos, 1 mes,
10 dias.
Alejandro Martin, Lubricador (Planta de Equipo
Flotante), Divisi6n de Dragado, sector Paci-
fico: 43 atos, 7 meses, 23 dias.
Lorenzo Mel6ndez, Marinero, Divisi6n de Dra-
gado, sector Pacifico: 29 aios, 10 meses,
9 dias.
Hugo A. Miranda, Operario de Montacargas,
Division de Terminales, sector Atlintico: 13
aios, 5 meses, 5 dias.
George Moore, Despachador Subalterno de
Combustibles Liquidos (Muelles), Divisi6n de
Terminales, sector Atlintico: 28 alios, 3
meses, 9 dias.
Velermino Moreno, Estibador, Divisi6n de Ter-
minales, sector Atlintico: 24 aios, 4 meses,
28 dias.
Benjamin F. Murillo, Aseador, Divisi6n de
Abastos, sector Pacifico: 24 aies, 3 meses,
10 dias.
David Murrain, Operario de Piscina, Divisi6n
de Escuelas, sector Pacifico: 32 aios, 6
meses, 25 dias.
Bruno Nazas, Ayudante Mechnico de Equipo
Pesado, Divisi6n de Transporte a Motor,
sector Pacifico: 30 aros, 6 meses, 26 dias.
Dorothy H. Neville, Maestra (Escuelas Inter-
medias Estadounidenses), Divisi6n de Es-
cuelas, sector Pacifico: 24 aiios, 8 meses,
27 dias.
Stafford A. Nehlett, Operario de Teletipo,
Division de Esclusas, sector Pacffico: 45
aios, 3 meses, 15 dias.
McKenzie T. O'Niel, Marinero, Division de
Dragado, sector Atlintico: 34 aiios, 11
meses, 29 dias.
Clemente Paco, Operario de Equipo Pequeio
de Mantenimiento de Predios, Divisi6n de
Servicios Comunales, sector Atl6ntico: 22
alios, 1 mes, 4 dias.
Mavis A. Phillips, Auxiliar Medico (Abastos
Esterilizados), Hospital Gorgas, sector Paci-
fico: 27 alos, 7 meses, 3 dias.
Rigoberto Pico Ch., Pasabarcos, Divisi6n de
Navegaci6n, sector Pacifico: 19 anos, 1
mes, 3 dias.
Jos6 D. Pino, Pasacables, Divisi6n de Esclusas,
sector Pacifico: 21 alios, 1 mes, 19 dias.

John N. Prince, Electricista (Guardalineas),
Division de Electricidad, sector Pacifico: 30
alos, 4 meses, 20 dias.
Ruby E. Radel, Subjefa Enfermera Clinica:
Hospital Coco Solo, sector Atlintico: 32
alos, 6 meses, 28 dias.
Carlos Ramirez, Ayudante de Autopsias, Hos-
pital Gorgas, sector Pacifico: 40 aios, 6
meses, 20 dias.
James S. Raymond, Capataz General de Man-
tenimiento de Predios, Division de Servicios
Comunales, sector Atlintico: 30 anos, 5
meses, 24 dias.
Gabriel Rivera, Marinero, Divisidn de Dragado,
sector Pacifico: 30 aiios, 5 meses, 24 dias.
Vicente Rodriguez, Pasabarcos, Divisi6n de
Navegaci6n, sector Pacifico: 14 aios, 13
Juan Resales, Marinero, Divisi6n de Dragado,
sector Pacifico: 35 aiios, 1 mes, 11 dias.
Oscar Simpson, Operario de Montacargas,
Division de Terminales, sector Atlintico:
24 alos, 5 meses, 26 dias.
Cyrus Small, Aseador, Divisi6n de Electricidad,
sector Atlintico: 31 aios, 10 meses, 18
Edilberto M. Solis, Carpintero (Nautico), Divi-
si6n de Dragado, sector Pacifico: 29 alos,
6 meses, 2 dias.
Nathaniel Stephens, Conductor de Camiones
Pesados, Divisi6n de Transporte a Motor,
sector Pacifico: 37 aios, 2 meses, 4 dfas.
IvAn Temple, Capataz Marinero, Divisi6n de
Dragado, sector Pacifico: 30 alos, 5 meses,
29 dias.
Doris I. Thomas, Moza de Oficios (Servicio
de Comidas), Divisi6n de Abastos, sector
Pacifico: 16 aiios, 3 meses, 18 dias.
Herbert Thomas, Estibador, Divisi6n de Ter-
minales, sector Atlintico: 28 afios, 1 mes,
4 dias.
Alberto Torres, Aseador, Divisi6n de Abastos,
sector Pacifico: 26 afios, 6 meses, 19 dias.
Clifford V. Torstenson, Prictico, Divisi6n de
Navegaci6n, sector Atlintico: 29 aios, 5
meses, 24 dias.
Nicolasa B. de Vald6s, Planchadora de Cami-
sas, Divisi6n de Abastos, sector Pacifico:
24 afos, 22 dias.
Inocencio Valencia, Marinero, Divisi6n de Dra-
gado, sector Pacifico: 38 afios, 1 mes, 16
Tomas VelAsquez, Marinero, Divisi6n de Dra-
gado, sector Pacifico: 28 aios, 4 meses,
24 dias.
Edith M. Villanueva, Ayudante de Presupuesto
y Contabilidad, Divisi6n de Transporte a
Motor, sector Pacifico: 25 aios, 3 meses,
20 dias.
Cecil B. Walker, Auxiliar de Enfermeria
(Medicina General y Cirugfa), Hospital
Gorgas, sector Pacifico: 25 aios, 3 meses,
20 dlas.
William D. Welsh, Carpintero, Divisi6n de
Instalaciones de Ingenieria, sector Pacifico:
38 anos, 8 meses, 21 dias.
Russell T. Wise, Funcionario de Seguridad,
Oficina del Director de Ingenieria y Cons-
trucci6n, sector Pacffico: 30 aios, 8 mess,
13 dias.
Jos6 Yanare, Pasabarcos, Divisi6n de Navega-
ci6n, sector Pacifico: 18 aios, 5 meses,
10 dias.

Un articulo ilustrado de 11 pAgi-
nas sobre el ingeniero John F.
Stevens y su contribuci6n a la cons-
trucci6n del Canal de Panami,
aparece en la edici6n de junio de
rencia Americana).
Esorito por David G. McCul-
lough, el articulo Ileva por titulo
"Un Hombre, Un Plan, Un Canal,
Panamat', y destaca varias fotos
tomadas durante la era de la cons-
trucci6n, incluyendo una, del re-
molcador Gatin haciendo un viaje
de prueba a trav6s de las Esclusas
de Gatuin en 1913.
El tema central del articulo es el
genio de la ingenieria de Stevens,
a quien el articulo llama un hombre
"a quien la historic ha olvidado".
Stevens, de acuerdo con el autor
"fue extraiiamente pasado por alto
por la historic. Su nombre significa
ahora muy poco para cualquiera con
excepci6n de un pufiado de inge-
nieros civiles, algunos estudiantes
de exploraciones occidentales, tmos
pocos empleados de ferrocarril de
edad avanzada y dos o tres histo-
riadores del Canal".
George Washington Goethals, el
ingeniero del Ej6rcito que sucedi6
a Stevens y permaneci6 encargado
del trabajo hasta que la via inter-
oceanica fue terminada, fue aplau-
dido en la Autobiografia de Theo-
tlore Roosevelt, pero el nombre de
Stevens no apareci6.
El escritor describe las deplora-
bles condiciones sanitarias, la falta
de equipo apropiado y otras circuns-
tancias que estorbaron el progress
durante los primeros dias de la cons-
trucci6n. Agregados a esos proble-
mas estuvo la repentina renuncia
del ingeniero jefe John F. Wallace
en 1905.
En una reuni6n almuerzo en Nue-
va York, Roosevelt calibr6 a Stevens,
quien se habia establecido como un
ingeniero sobresaliente. El autor
sefiala que Stevens acept6 el em-
pleo con la condici6n de que ten-
dria mano libre, sin interferen-

cias de los politicos o bur6cratas.
A cambio de eso, dijo que permane-
ceria en el empleo "hasta estar
seguro de su oxito o haber probado
su fracaso".
Cuando lleg6 al Istmo a los 52
afios de edad, Stevens no trajo con
61 un adiestramiento formal en inge-
nieria, pero poseia gran cantidad de
experiencia como constructor de
puentes, ttineles y ferrocarriles.
McCullough describe vivamente
la terrible situaci6n que Stevens
encontr6 cuando vino, particular-
mente las espantosas condiciones
sanitarias y el papeleo de la organi-
zaci6n. Stevens creia firmemente
que las excavaciones serian la parte
mas fAcil de la construcci6n del
Canal y que antes debia hacerse un
trabajo nms importante-el de la
Stevens suspendi6 toda la exca-
vaci6n hasta que tuvo todo listo,
seinala McCullough. Estableci6 un
sistema de recolecci6n de basura,
construy6 instalaciones portuarias,
paviment6 calls, install un sis-
tema telef6nico, estableci6 un comi-
sariato para alimentar a todo el per-
sonal a precio de costo, introdujo
el equipo de refrigeraci6n, restaur6
los edificios franceses y construy6
nuevas comunidades. MAs tarde fue
reanudado el trabajo de excavaci6n.
El autor observe que Stevens in-
fluy6 enormemente en que se tuviera
el plan de canal de esclusas en vez
del tipo de canal a nivel que habia
sido propuesto por much gente.
El articulo trata ligeramente so-
bre la tremenda importancia del
trabajo hecho por el Dr. William-C.
Gorgas, el dedicado m6dico del
Ej6rcito cuyos esfuerzos en propor-
cionar mejor sanidad ayudaron a
derrotar la fiebre amarilla que barri6
con los campamentos de trabajo.
Tambi6n registra el trabajo de otros
tales como Goethals, pero la mayor
parte del articulo se concentra en
los 2 afios que Stevens pas6 en el

Celebraran el 4 de Julio . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)

y el Capitan Axton T. Jones, presi-
dente honorario, presentara al ora-
dor. La misica estarA a cargo de la
Banda 776 de la Fuerza A6rea de
EE. UU. y la Banda de los Bombe-
ros de Col6n. El Rev. Arthur L. V.
Jones impartirA la bendici6n.
Despubs de la bendici6n habri
un salto de paracaidas por el Equi-
po de Paracaidistas del USARSO y
el bast6n serA entregado al Coro-
nel Clark a nombre de las comuni-
dades del sector AtlAntico. Un
saludo de 50 cafionazos y las tropas
pasando revista, completarin la
En el sector Pacifico el desfile del
Dia de Independencia comenzarai
a las 10:30 a.m. el 5 de julio,
seguira por la Calle de La Boca,
continuari por la Calle Barnebey,
doblando por la izquierda frente
a la Escuela Primaria de Balboa,
pasara por la tribune de honor y se
dispersara frente al Edificio ROTC
de la Escuela Secundaria de Balboa.
El Gran Mariscal del Desfile sera
el General de Divisi6n George L.
Mabry, Comandante de las Fuerzas
Armadas del Comando Sur de los
Estados Unidos, y el comandante

de tropas sern el Teniente Coronel
J. A. Keutmann.
Entre las unidades que participa-
ran en el desfile estAn la Banda
USARSO, las Reinas de la Zona del
Canal, la Banda de la Guardia
National de PanamA, la Banda de
Cornetas y Tambores del Cuerpo
de Bomberos de PanamA, los Clubes
de Leones de PanamA y la Zona del
Canal y los Clubes de Equitaci6n
de la Zona del Canal.
A las 9:30 a.m. habrA una demos-
traci6n de paracaidismo libre en la
Base de la Fuerza Aerea de Albrook,
y a las 11 a.m., sobrevuelo por avio-
nes del USARSO. Al -mediodia
habri un saludo de 50 cafionazos
en el Estadio de Balboa y a la 1
p.m. el Torneo Anual de Nataci6n
Elks por Invitaci6n en la Piscina
de Balboa.
Los tradicionales fuegos artificia-
les tendrin lugar el 4 de julio a las
7:30 p.m. en la vieja rampa de
hidroaviones de Coco Solo en el
sector AtlAntico, y a las 8 p.m. arri-
ba del Cerro Sosa, en el sector
Pacifico. En caso de mal tiempo,
tendrAn lugar en la pr6xima noche

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Se Jubilaron 71 Empleados . .






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Climbing rope, a popular sport at the Balboa High School gymnasium, Frank Lawrence, left, and Tim Connor adjust net as they get ready for
is Kevin Deneley. a game of table tennis at Diablo Elementary School gymnasium.

nothing to do," the
ich reminds mothers that
been out about 2 weeks,
Zone with gymnasiums and
youngsters everything from
wall hanging to a course in

,golf, archery, or almost any
"th qualified instructors ready
varieties of handicrafts from
making are now being taught at
on both sides of the Isthmus.

'ter, join in the fun, and learn
lanks can be picked up at the
rest your home.

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"Now, keep your eye on the ball," says Coach Douglas Litton as he
instructs Pamela Danielson in golf at Coco Solo.
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Stephanie DeHeart helps Curtis Sanders, who is making a Snoopy wall
hanging, in handicrafts class at Los Rios.

Betty Gonzilez kibitzes while Lia Hruska and Kathy Fillinger play
chess at the Diablo Elementary School gymnasium.

Mary Good smiles with satisfaction as she discovers her arrow hit just
inside the bull's eye during the archery class at the Margarita playshelter.

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afts class at Los Rios are, left to right: Carol Mrs. Berenice Corrigan, recreation director at Gatun, discusses the day's
avage, and Eileen Blog. recreation program with a group of boys at the Gatun gymnasium.

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Cliff Layman gets some tips on handling the bow from Mrs. Hazel
McCullough, recreation director, during archery instruction at Margarita
Elementary School.

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