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Parallel title:
Canal de Panamá Spillway
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Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Canal Zone
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Panama Canal
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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).
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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.
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"Official Panama Canal publication."
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Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 1 (June 24, 1966); title from caption.
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Vols. for 1994-1995 distributed to depository libraries in microfiche.
General Note:
Special "80th anniversary supplement" issue published on Aug. 12, 1994.
General Note:
Special ed. for 65th anniversary of the Panama Canal issued at end of Oct. 1979, is also a joint issue with: The News: authorized unofficial publication of the U.S. Armed Forces, Quarry Heights, Panama, and includes the text of the Panama Canal Act.

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The Panama

Vol. XI, No. 22

Canal Spillway

Friday, November 10, 1972

Employees Based on Achievement

Lauded for Governor Nominates

CFC Success 3Women for Award

S. *- , -'

It was the "witching hour" at the executive session of the U.S. Civic
Councils when a witch with a face that would stop an 8-day clock sud-
denly appeared complete with broom to remind everyone that it was
Halloween. Left to right, are: Lt. Gov. Charles I. McGinnis; Capt. John
Meeker; Mrs. Gena Thompson, of Gamboa, well known for her authentic
witch costume; and Gov. David S. Parker.

Civic Councils Are Told

Of New Service Center

Construction of a new air-con-
ditioned Service Center on the site
of the existing Service Center in
Balboa, a new method of comput-
ing rent for Canal Zone housing and
successful demolition of the Tivoli
Guest House were among the
topics discussed last week by Gov.
David S. Parker at the executive
session of the U.S. Civic Councils.
Also present were Lt. Gov.
Charles I. McGinnis and William
De La Mater, Aide to the Governor
and Civic Council Liaison Officer.
This was the first executive session
of the U.S. Civic Councils since
May 1972.
In discussing the proposed con-
struction of the new Balboa Serv-
ice Center, Governor Parker told
the council representatives that
plans for a building on the top of
Sosa Hill had been abandoned be-
cause of high costs and inconven-
ience of location. The new serv-
ice center will be a modern cafe-
teria type building that will operate
24 hours a day and will be located
on the site of the existing facility.
Demolition of the old building
will start at the end of this fiscal
year after awarding a contract for
the construction of the new build-
ing, which is currently estimated
to be completed about August 1974.
The Balboa Theater and swimming
pool will remain in their present
form and the Diablo Heights Service
Center will be subsequently phased
The Diablo Heights Service Cen-
ter will be temporarily expanded
to handle the additional work load
while the Balboa Service Center
is out of operation. School lunch
periods will be staggered at the
Balboa High School cafeteria.
The Governor opened the meet-
ing with a discussion of the request
by the Office of Management and
Budget for the Canal organization
to bring rents on Canal Zone quar-
ters on a "cost comparability"
rather than a "cost recovery" basis.
Most members expressed concern
over the possibility that the new
system might increase rents. Capt.
John Meeker, of the Cristobal-Mar-
garita-Brazos Heights Civic Coun-
cil, said employees lived in the
Canal Zone for the company's con-
venience. He added that people

were unable to own their own
homes whereas in the United States
housing had increased in value over
the past 10 years to the benefit of
the owner.
Because of low original costs, the
restoration of the older houses in
the Canal Zone has given the em-
ployees a better rental bargain than
the construction of new houses
would, it was pointed out.
The demolition of the Tivoli
Guest House by the Municipality
of Panama was termed an outstand-
ing job by Governor Parker. He
(Continued on p. 4)

Panama Canal employees were
commended this week by Gov.
David S. Parker for their efforts
that resulted in meeting and pass-
ing the Canal organization goal in
the 1973 Combined Federal Cam-
Governor Parker said: "I have
the pleasure again this year of con-
gratulating and thanking the em-
ployees of the Panama Canal orga-
nization for their fine work in meet-
ing and surpassing the current
Combined Federal Campaign goal.
"The drive for funds requested
by the 22 agencies of the Canal
Zone United Fund and the four
International Service Agencies,
was started September 27. The
Canal's goal of $218,200 was
reached 12 days later.
"Not satisfied with reaching your
goal, you continued your efforts
and pushed the organization beyond
the mark. At the last count, the
drive within the Canal organization
had brought in $233,812 which is
107.2 percent of the goal and it is
still moving ahead.
"The enthusiasm and dedication
shown by all of you in making the
1973 Combined Federal Campaign
a success shows that you have a
deep concern in the betterment of
the community. You have recogn-
ized that the Combined Federal
Campaign is one important way to
build a better community and sup-
port the agencies represented in
the drive."

Three Canal employees have
been nominated by Gov. David S.
Parker for the Federal Woman's
Award. They are Miss Kathleen M.
McGuigan, administrative officer
for the Office of the Comptroller;
Mrs. Frances F. Sampsell, assistant
superintendent, U.S. Elementary
Schools; and Mrs. Hazel M. Mur-
dock, assistant to the secretary of
the Panama Canal Company in
Eligibility for the Federal Wom-
an's Award is based upon achieve-
ments having an important effect
on a major government program, or
on specific outstanding accomplish-
ments which have made, or are
making, an important contribution
to administrative, social, scientific,
or technical progress in the work
of a Federal agency. Eligibility for
an award depends upon the demon-
stration of either leadership, or
sustained individual performance,
which shows a high degree of per-
sonal integrity, honesty, and judg-
NM-9 or Above
Any woman employee of the
Federal Government with at least

1973 Summer Charter

Schedule Is Confirmed

The Canal organization's third
summer charter flight program will
provide a total of 24 flights next
year between Miami and Tocumen
plus at least two additional flights
between Panama and New Orleans.
The confirmed schedule recently
announced by the Transportation
Branch lists the first flights that
Canal employees and their depend-
ents will be able to take to and from
New Orleans under the charter
program. The carrier in 1973 as in
the previous 2 years will he Braniff
DC-8 jet liner flights between
the Isthmus and New Orleans will
leave Tocumen at 8:30 a.m. EST
May 29, arriving at 11:45 a.m. CDT
in New Orleans. The return flight
will depart New Orleans at 5:30
p.m. CDT, August 21, and will
arrive at Tocumen at 8:45 p.m.
EST. Scheduling will be changed
to provide more of these flights if
demand warrants them..
Assignments to the New Orleans
flights will be generally limited to
those passengers shipping autos on

Gap To Hold Dance Tonight
The Gap will feature "Grease"
at tonight's dance which will begin
at 8 p.m. and end at midnight. The
kitchen and game rooms will be
open. The price for an evening of
enjoyment is 60 cents.

the SS Cristobal and those individ-
uals traveling to the midwest or
west coast.
The first of 13 flights from Tocu-
men for Miami will leave May 14
and the first of 11 southbound
flights will leave Miami June 26.
The last southbound flight will leave
Miami August 27 and the program
will be concluded August 28 with
the final northbound departure. All
northbound flights are scheduled to
leave the Isthmus at 9 a.m. EST
and arrive in Miami at 12:30 p.m.
EDT. All but one flight from Miami
will take off at 7:30 p.m. EDT and
reach Panama at 9 p.m. EST. The
August 21 flight will depart at 7
p.m. EDT and arrive at Tocumen
at 8:30 p.m. EST.
Employees and their dependents
planning home leave next summer
and persons going at their own ex-
pense who wish to travel on the
charter flights are asked to submit
their leave papers early. Canal em-
ployees who are going at their own
expense will be accepted on the
charter flights on a space available
The SS Cristobal, operating as a
12-passenger freighter since March
1971, will carry employees travel-
ing at their own expense to and
from New Orleans on a space avail-
able basis, also.
(See charter schedule on p. 4.)

Kathleen M. McGuiga

Frances F. Sampsell

Hazel M rock

Hazel M. Murdock

3 years of continuous full-time serv-
ice who has attained the rank of
NM-9 or above is eligible to re-
ceive the award based upon career
service which has been character-
ized by outstanding ability and
achievement in an executive, pro-
fessional, scientific, or technical
The program is designed to pay
high tribute and to focus nation-
wide attention on the accomplish-
ments of career women.
Miss McGuigan
Miss McCuigan, whose Federal
career spans 38 years, was nom-
inated for the award on the basis
of her exceptional knowledge of the
personnel and functions of the vari-
ous units of the Office of the Comp-
troller. She came to work for the
Canal as a typist in the Accounting
Division and was promoted through
successive grades to her present
position of Comptroller's assistant
for administrative matters relating
to all units under her responsibility.
These include five major division:
Accounting, Budget and Rates,
Data Processing, General Audit,
and Systems, and their subordinate
Mrs. Sampsell

Mrs. Sampsell came to work for
the Canal as a teacher and after
only 2 years was promoted to teach-
ing principal of an elementary
school. Three years later she be-
came supervisor of instruction for
the Canal Zone U.S. elementary
schools and after 9 years was pro-
moted to assistant superintendent.
She has pioneered in the introduc-
- tion of new programs of instruc-
tion in mathematics, science and
S reading. She also had responsibility
S for the educational aspects of new
elementary school buildings in the
n Canal Zone and has been in charge
of the selection and orientation of
new principals and teachers.
Mrs. Murdock
Mrs. Murdock's achievements
have included outstanding perform-
ance of duties widened by a high
degree of effectiveness in all her
contacts with high level officials in
Congress, Government agencies
and others which have served to
generate good will for the Canal
organization. In the absence of the
�' Secretary of the Panama Canal,
Mrs. Murdock has represented
the Canal at various interagency
The presentation of the 1973
Federal Woman's Award will be
made at the Shoreham Hotel in
Washington, March 6, 1973.

-Penwomen Luncheon
The National League of Amer-
-- ican Penwomen, Canal Zone and
Panama Branch, will have its
monthly business luncheon tomor-
row in the Falcon Room of the Al-
brook Officers' Club. A special
meeting for national members only
will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a
regular meeting for all members at
,B noon.
Persons interested in joining the
S local branch are invited to attend
the luncheon.



November 10, 1972

t- '

Robert Hauth, Acting Chief of the Panama Canal
Safety Branch, welcomes Dennis Gilbert to the Panama
Canal Safety Board as the new chief of the Engineering
and Construction Bureau safety office. Gilbert repre-
sents his bureau director on the Safety Board. From
left to right are: Dr. Andries De Boer, Chief of the
Industrial Health Branch; J. C. Dyer, Marine Bureau
safety officer; William Baskin, Industrial Hygienist;

George Fears, Health Bureau safety representative;
William Dodd, acting safety representative of the
Claims Branch; Hauth, Gilbert, Gerald McElroy, Civil
Affairs safety representative; Wallace Russon, Trans-
portation and Terminals safety representative; Bruce
Perry, acting Supply and Community Services safety
representative; and George Booth, Atlantic side safety
representative of the Marine Bureau.

Retirement Party Planned Rock Hounds To Open Show
For Dal, Grace Thornton
A retirement party will be held Tomorrow Morning at Curundu

at 5 p.m., November 17, at the
Curundu VFW for Dal and Grace
Thornton. Thornton is retiring as
lead foreman painter with the
Maintenance Division after 29 years
of Government service, 22 of which
have been with the Canal.
Tickets are $3 and include a buffet
and gift. For tickets, call Mrs. Flo-
res at 52-3498 or Robert Budreau
at 52-3177.

The Canal Zone Gem and Min-
eral Society will hold its annual
Fall Rock Show at the Curundu
Cafetorium, tomorrow and Sunday,
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.
Admission is free and the public
is invited. Door prizes will be
Specimens of agate, jasper, pet-
rified wood, petrified coral and

- 9- 1

Mrs. Ellen Best holds a sitar in front of a display case at the Canal Zone
Library-Museum showing part of an exhibit of art and cultural objects from
India that are the private collection of Dr. and Mrs. Charles L. Latimer, Jr.
The colorful, mirror-decorated wall hanging is a tent door found in the
desert. Also shown are a coffee pot and a tea pot, magazines and other
items from India. The exhibit will be on display through November.

Panama Canal Spillway
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. SPILLWAY material should
arrive at the Panama Canal Press Office no later than 4 p.m., Monday, the
week of publication. Only urgent material can be accepted as late as noon
Tuesday. Distributed free to all Panauna Canal employees. Subscription cost
for others $2.60 a year. Airmail subscription cost $10 a year. Make checks
payable to Panama Canal Company and address to: SPILLWAY Subscrip-
tions, Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

other semiprecious gem stones or
minerals indigenous to the Isthmus
will be exhibited. Petrified wood
and petrified coral specimens sev-
eral millions of years old will be
shown in polished form. Perlas
Island agates which, were formed
from volcanic action many years
ago and now polished by members
of the society also will be displayed.
The exhibits will compete for
first, second and third prize ribbons.
The exhibits will include tumbled
stones, cabochons (gemstones cut in
convex form), faceted stones, plas-
tic embedments, art work and metal
craft. Some of the equipment used
to shape and polish rocks will be
on display.
In addition to the competitive
exhibits, the Gem and Mineral So-
ciety will conduct a lapidary bazaar
with various types of jewelry offered
for sale. Table tops with rock em-
bedments in plastic, pen sets, rock
specimens and other items will be

Medical Wives Society
To Hold Friendship Tea
Members of the Canal Zone
Medical Wives' Society are re-
minded of the "Friendship Tea" at
the Governor's House on Novem-
ber 16. Ladies from the Panama-
nian medical wives' society, the
"Esposas de M6dicos de Panama"
will be special guests.
Reservations should be made by
noon, November 14, by calling Tina
Metcalf at 84-3675 or Marge Scar-
borough at 52-6207. Cancellations
will be accepted until noon the day
preceding the tea.

Youth Art Classes Offered
Ruth E. Lesser will start a class
for youth, ages 10 through 14,
interested in learning beginning
and basic oil painting.
The class will meet once a week
for a 2-hour session running for
5 weeks beginning November 14.
For information call 52-5187.

Quarantine Officer

Dr. B. K. Levin, Medical Officer,
Public Health, for the Atlantic side
of the Isthmus and Quarantine Offi-
cer in Charge, Cristobal Port, can
now be reached in his main office,
Room 8, Administration Building
(Cristobal Post Office Building),
telephone 43-1643.

12:00-Dusty's Treehouse
12:30-Kiddie Klubhouse
2:00-Parade of Sports:
NCAA: Arizona vs. Air Force
4:35-Flying Fisherman
5:00-This Week In Pro Football
5:45-First Tuesday
6:00-Weekend '72
6:15-Sports Challenge
6:40-Daniel Boone
7:30-Get Smart
8:05-Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea
9:00-Qu6 Pasa?
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Boxing From The Forum

12:00-Sacred Heart
12:15-This Is The Life
12:45-Parade of Sports:
NFL Football-New England vs.
New York Jets
3:00-NFL Football-Miami vs. Baltimore
5:10-Roller Derby
6:40-The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-Perry Mason
9:00-Quo Pasa?
9:05-12 O'Clock High
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-College Football Highlights
11:00-Faces of Racing

4:30-Sesame Street
5:30-Buck Owen's Ranch
6:40-Lloyd Bridges
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-Monday Night Football:
Dallas vs. Detroit
10:15-Focus on Today
11:00-Monday Movie: "Apache Warrior"

4:30-Captain Kangaroo
5:30-Addams Family

6:40-Escape to Montana's Glacier Park
7:05-Glen Campbell
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-Robert Young & Family
9:00-Qud Pasa?
9:05-Route 66
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Tonight Show
4:30-Matinee Movie:
5:30-Animal World
6:40-Something Else
7:05-High Chaparral
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-Room 222
8:30-All In The Family
9:00-Qu0 Pasa?
9:05-The Lieutenant
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Midweek Movie:
"Phoenix City Story"

4:30-Captain Kangaroo
5:30-The Monkees
6:40-David Frost Review
7:05--Flip Wilson
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
9:00-Quo Pasa?
9:05-Dean Martin
10:OC--Focus on Today
10:15-Dick Cavett

4:30-Bill Anderson
5:00-The Beverly Hillbillies
6:30-Wanted, Dead or Alive
7:05-Wild, Wild West
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:30-The Third Man
9:00-Que Pasa?
9:05-Light In The Wilderness
10:iO-Focus on Today
10:15-Friday Feature:
"Prince Of Foxes"

Tk B TH , MOVIember
SWeek Beginning Saturday, November 11, 1972

(Air Conditioned)
Saturday Junior Matinee, 10:00 a.m.-A Hard
Day's Night (T-92 mins.) (G)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:30, 8:15-Mon., 6:30,
8:15-Million Dollar Duck (G)
Tues.-Wed., 6:15, 8:15-The Revengers (PG)
Thurs., 6:15, 8:05-Last Of The Red Hot
Lovers (PG)
Fri., 6:15, 8:00-The Last Voyage (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-On The Beach
(T-140 mins.) (G)

(Air Conditioned)
Saturday Junior Matinee, 2:00-Mister Moses
Sat., 7:30-West Side Story (G)
Sun., 2:00, 7:30-Mon., 7:30--The Candidate
Tues., 7:30-Masquerade (G)
Wed., 7:30-Soldier Blue (R)
Thurs., 7:30-The Wild One (PG)
Fri., 7:00-Blue Water, White Death (G)

(Air Conditioned)
Sat.-The Incredible Mr. Limpet
(T-99 mins.) and Spencer's Mountain
(T-130 mins.) (G)
Sun.-Mon.-Soldier Blue (R)
Tues.-The Chapman Report (T-128 mins.)
and Inside Daisy Clover (T-123 mins.)
Wed.-The Last Voyage (G)
Thurs.-The Revengers (PG)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-Taste The Blood
Of Dracula (T-102 mins.) (G)

Saturday Junior Matinee, 2:00--The Yearling
(T-127 mins.) (G)
Sat.-Airport (G)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00-Shenandoah
(T-112 mins.) (G)
Sun.-Mon.-Prime Cut (R)
Tues.-Night Of Dark Shadows (PG)
Wed.-Burn! (PG)
Thurs.-West Side Story (G)
Fri.-Mickey Mouse Anniversary Show (0)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-Synanon
(T-107 mins.) (PG)

Saturday Junior Matinee, 2:00-Zebra In
The Kitchen (T-102 mins.) (G)
Sat.-The House That Dripped Blood (PG)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00-Atlantis The Lost
Continent (T-97 mins.) (G)
Sun.-Night Of Dark Shadows (PG)
Tues.-Prime Cut (R)
Thurs.--Burn! (PG)
Fri.-West Side Story (G)

Saturday Junior Matinee, 6:15-Adventures
Of Robin Hood (T-103 mins.) (G)
Sat., 8:15-A Child Is Waiting (G)
Sun.-The Horsemen (PG)
Mon.-Any Wednesday (T-109 mins.) and
Parrish (T-131 mins.) (PG)
Tues.-The House That Dripped Blood (PG)
Wed.-Chandler (PG)
Thurs.-Incredible Mr. Limpet (T-99 mins.)
and Spencer's Mountain (T-130 mins.) (G)
Fri.-Airport (G)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-The Three Worlds Of
Gulliver (T-107 mins.) (G)

Sat.-The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
(T-97 mins.) and Take The High Ground
(T-101 mins.) (G)
Sun.-Chandler (PG)
Mon.-The Horsemen (PG)
Wed.-The House That Dripped Blood (PG)
Thurs.-Any Wednesday (T-109 mins.) and
Parrish (T-131 mins.) (PG)

*All night shows begin at 7:00 except as
shown. All shows are post meridiem time ex-
cept as shown. Program subject to change
without notice.
mitted. General audience. PG-Parental
guidance suggested, some material may
not be suited for preteenagers. R-Re-
stricted. Persons under 17 not admitted un-
less accompanied by parent or legal guard-
ian. X-Persons under 17 not admitted.
Descriptive remarks furnished from the best
information obtainable including the latest
knowledge of any change which may have
been made in original classification.
T-Indicates Total Running Time.
t-Indicates Repeat.
SIT-Indicates Spanish Titles.

Page 2

C ~I I

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

November 10, 1972


Surrounded by the most modern mechanical equipment including com-
puters and closed circuit television, the "New York Maru's" chief officer
makes out his cargo accounts with the aid of an abacus.

Big, Automated

Japanese Ship

Has Crew of 33
One of the most sophisticated
container vessels using the Panama
Canal on a regular basis is the new
New York Maru operated between
New York and Japan by the Mitsui
OSK Line. The 863-foot vessel is
fully automated and despite her
size carries a crew of only 33 men :'
and officers.
The Mitsui OSK Line will have
a second ship of this type in service
early next year also with a speed
of approximately 24 knots. The
company is a member of a new
containership consortium that in-
cludes the Japan Line, Mitsui Nip- The e'
pon, Yusen Kaisha, the K Line and Maru"
the S Line. Boyd Bros. is local hin at
agent for the Mitsui OSK Line gages

Curundu Junior High

Drama Club Plans

I-Act Rock Musical
Curundu Junior High Drama
Club is producing a one-act rock
musical, "Now," to be presented to
the public in the Cafetorium at 7:30
p.m. on November 16 and 17.
Playing the parts of today's
young, thinking generation are Pat
Baker, Joe Barkowitz, Frank Het-
tinger, Sarah Knapp, Jim Sigle, -.-
Johnny Simmons, and Melanie --=
Trim. The chorus of 29 voices is -~ 1
made up of Curundu seventh,
eighth and ninth graders.
"Now" is directed by Bruce
Quinn. Carl Chapman is musical di-
rector; and "Sacrilege," a rock
band, will accompany the show.
Tickets may be purchased at the
door. All S.A. members will be
admitted free.

Waterbeds Can Cause

Overload on Floors
Waterbeds, when filled, will im-
pose loads in excess of floor struc-
tural design, although tropical
quarters should support such beds
without structural damage. A full
size double waterbed contains ap-
proximately 500 gallons of water
and water damage to quarters re-
sulting from possible rupture or
damage would be extensive.
Waterbeds are recommended only
for one story houses with concrete
slab floors.

. - :,

engineer of the "New York
scans the console that tells
Sa glance how engines and
in the ship are operating.

John F. Stevens

Is Honored by

Civil Engineers
The wholehearted support of the
American Society of Civil Engi-
neers to the election of John F.
Stevens to the Hall of Fame for
Great Americans was announced
at the annual meeting of the Pan-
ama Canal Society of Washington,
D.C., held in Washington, Octo-
ber 21.
The resolution supporting Ste-
vens' election and a biography of
the late Chief Engineer of the Isth-
mian Canal Commission was read
by Neal FitzSimons, C.E., his-
torian of the American Society of
Civil Engineers.
At the same meeting recognition
was observed of the 102d birthday
of Maurice H. Thatcher, first Gov-
ernor of the Canal Zone, and a
message from Thatcher was read
by Professor Richard B. O'Keeffe.
Thatcher celebrated his 102d
birthday August 15, 1972. A poem
written by him about Stevens ap-
pears on the back of the program
for the annual meeting.
Others speaking at the meeting
were Capt. Miles P. DuVal, Jr.,
author and former Balboa Port
Captain, who gave the prologue
and concluding remarks; Brig. Gen.
Herbert D. Vogel, former Canal
Zone Lieutenant Governor; and
Vice Adm. T. G. W. Settle, USN;
William R. Joyce, Jr., who gave
the pledge of allegiance; Capt.
Gerald H. Sargent, USN, who gave
the invocation.

Fashion Show Scheduled
Ancon Assembly No. 3, Order of
Rainbow for Girls, will sponsor a
fashion show at 2 p.m., Novem-
ber 18, at the Scottish Rite Temple
in Balboa. Fashions will be fur-
nished by Harpers Bazaar. Tickets
may be obtained from any member
of the assembly or at the door. Pie
and coffee will be served and a door
prize will be offered.

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The container laden foredeck stretches out from the bridge.

Mrs. Ruth Krziza peers out from Alaska Railroad locomotive No. 1 during
a recent visit to Anchorage, Alaska. The old engine saw service on the
Isthmus before being sent north to join the Alaska Railroad.

Old PRR Locomotive

Is Displayed in Alaska

From a frontier in the tropics of
Central America to another in the
"great country" of the extreme
northwest of North America, Alaska
Railroad locomotive No. 1 has made
its mark on history.
Visitors to Alaska who see the
places of interest in Anchorage
through guided tours are usually
taken to the railroad station in that
city and shown a locomotive that
is attractively displayed on a plat-
form in front of the building. The
locomotive is of early 20th century
vintage, a relic of.the Alaska Rail-
road that was begun in 1914 and
which made the port of Anchorage
a construction base.
For Canal employees Leo and
Ruth Krziza, who recently visited
Alaska, the locomotive proudly dis-
played by Alaskans in front of the
railway station struck a familiar
note of nostalgia. It reminded them
of Old 299 sitting in front of the

Thanksgiving Day

Hours Announced

for Retail Stores
The Balboa Supermarket and
the Gamboa, Paraiso, and Rainbow
City Vending-Merchandise Con-
venience sections will be open
from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thanks-
giving Day, November 23, it has
been announced by the Supply
The Margarita Superette will
operate its normal schedule from
6 a.m. to 10 p.m. The Diablo
Heights and Margarita Service
Center cafeterias will operate
their normal 24-hour schedules.
The Drive Inn Restaurant will op-
erate its normal holiday hours from
11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
The gasoline stations will be open
their normal reduced-hour holiday
schedules. Bowling alleys will be
open their usual Sunday hours.
Theaters will operate in accordance
with usual theater schedules an-
nounced to the trade.
All other retail stores and service
center units will be closed includ-
ing the Balboa Service Center.
The Rainbow City Retail Store
Supermarket only will be open
regular store hours on Monday,
November 20 when it would nor-
mally be closed. The Gamboa Re-
tail Store Supermarkets only will
be open regular store hours on
Wednesday, November 22, when it
would normally be closed These
schedules will permit customers in
these communities an added shop-
ping day prior to Thanksgiving
Day, as a convenience in this un-
usually heavy selling period.

Balboa Heights Railroad Station
back home.
They were surprised to learn
from the tour guide that the loco-
motive that had helped the pio-
neers open up the Alaskan fron-
tier had previously played an im-
portant role in the opening of the
Panama Canal, serving on the Pan-
ama Railroad during Canal con-
struction days. It was explained
that about the time the Canal proj-
ect was completed, the develop-
ment of Alaska's rail. transportation
was being hampered by the short-
age of railway equipment due to
commitments of World War I. It
was for this reason that the locomo-
tive that had done its job and was
no longer needed on the Panama
Railroad was sent to Alaska.

Atlantic Bridge Group
To Hold Tournament
The Caribbean Duplicate Bridge
Club will hold a two-session, open
pairs club tournament Novem-
ber 26, at the Cristobal Women's
Club (Building 8151) in Margarita.
The first session will begin at 1:30
p.m. and the second session will
start at 6:30 p.m. All bridge players
in Panama and the Canal Zone are
invited to attend this event.

Architect Exams

To Be Held in Dec.
The Canal Zone Board of Regis-
tration for Architects and Profes-
sional Engineers announces exam-
inations for Architect-in-Training
and Architect.
The examinations will be held
Monday, December 11, and Tues-
day, December 12.
Applicants who have been noti-
fied that they are eligible for ad-
mission to these examinations should
write the Secretary of the Board,
Box 223, Balboa Heights, C.Z., not
later than November 17, stating it
is their intention to take the exam-

Christmas Treat Planned
The Pedro Miguel Civic Coun-
cil will be host to youngsters of the
community at the Pedro Miguel
Playshed, December 23, with its
annual kiddies Christmas treat.
The treat, scheduled to begin at
8 a.m., will feature the Canal's
burros Mancha and Cato, the Abou
Saad Clown unit, games and the
delivery of Christmas bags.
At 10 a.m. that day, a hand from
the Republic of Panama will play
Yuletide music at the Sam White
Park, near the civic center.

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November 10, 1972


Vehicle is driven from "Daishin Maru" after the roll-on-roll
docked at Cristobal recently. She was the first of this type of
unloaded in the Canal Zone.

Roll-on-Roll Off Auto Carrie

Is Unloaded at Cristobal Piei

An easy way to unload auto-
mobiles was demonstrated in Cris-
tobal last week when the Japanese
automobile carrier Daishin Maru
docked at Pier 7-D and Terminals
Division workmen discharged 194
Japanese vehicles at the rate of 32
per hour.
The Daishin Maru is a roll on-roll
off carrier making its maiden voy-
age from Nagoya, Japan, to Pan-
ama and the Caribbean with a load
of 1,300 new automobiles and
Unloading is no problem since
the cars are provided with fuel and
are driven off the ship to the dock
over a ramp that can be lowered

either on the port or sta
of the ship.
Automobiles carried
ventional cargo ships m
off a ship from the ho
dock and towed away
that permits only about
to be unloaded per ho
Boyd Bros., agents f
sui O.S.K. Lines Ltd., sa
was the first ship of its
load automobiles at Cr
428-foot Daishin Maru
to the Canal later in N
route to Japan in ball
return from Japan with
mobiles in December.

U.S. Civic Council
(Continued from p. 1)

said the site is being put in good
shape by the city workmen and
that some houses have been built
in Panama with the salvaged mate-
Dr. Teodoro Arias, president of
the Pacific Civic Council, suggested
charging patients at Gorgas Hos-
pital who fail to cancel their ap-
pointments and do not show up.
He said an average of 50 persons
a day fail to keep their appoint-
ments, resulting in inefficient use
of doctors' time.
The availability of sites for vari-
ous types of social and business
meetings on both sides of the Isth-
mus was discussed at the session.
Councilmen from the Pacific side
said that with the demolition of
the Tivoli, there is no suitable
place for such meetings.
Concerning the Atlantic side,
Governor Parker said there are too
many clubs in existence for the
population to support and sug-
gested that efforts be made to con-
centrate support at a fewer num-
her. He also mentioned the closing
of the Breakers Club due to failure
to restrict patronage to those with
Canal Zone purchase privileges.
A sample of the new "Boating
Safety in the Canal Zone" booklet
was passed out during the meeting,
together with a copy of a float plan
to be filled out on a voluntary basis
by boat owners.
Governor Parker said that there
have been a number of tragic boat
accidents during the past year and
since more people are going out in
boats these days, everyone should
be made to understand potential
dangers and the serious need to
prevent accidents. He urged use of
the float plan by all boaters.
Dr. Arias and other members of
the Pacific councils had high praise

for the cooperation o:
Zone Police in the Ane
tary School area where
been a problem of ch:
ing streets in heavy t
pliments also went
Schmidt of the Pacific
cil for his donation of
of 70 birds to the Sum
Zoo. Governor Parker
community members to
mit to see the aviary
133-foot long walk-thr
ture planted with trees
Other topics touche
the meeting were the
the new air-conditior
coaches, safety belts on
schoolbuses, the Ale
program in the Cana
seeding of Sosa Hill,
shelters, repairs need(
Solo Theater, the reha
the Civic Center at (
parking near Canal Z
and the Colon Railroa

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I Ted Henter, Jr.

Wins Cycle Race

OF 76 Miles

A p.. Ted Henter, son of Mr. and Mrs.
. Ted C. Henter well-known Canal
Zone residents who retired from
Canal service last year, won the
Talladega 76-mile Novice Motor-
cycle race at Talladega, Ala., last
month, according to a story in the
Cycle News that has reached the
Isthmus through Jack Mangus, a
former Isthmian.
Born and reared in the Canal
Zone, young Ted was graduated
from Balboa High School in 1969
and is currently attending the Uni-
off carrier versity of Florida at Gainesville,
vessel to be where he is an honor student major-
ing in mechanical engineering.
When he is not attending school,
Ted is out racing. At Indianapolis
er last June, he placed second in a
race. At Laguna Seca, Calif., in
r July, he crashed and wrecked his
motorcycle in the Laguna Seca
arboard side Novice road race. Salvaging the
front wheel of his bike, he placed
aboard con- it on another machine, which ac-
ust be lifted cording to Cycle News was the
d nto rattiestt looking bike" in the race.
d pont Ted took first place in the race but
' a process was disqualified because accord-
t 10 vehicles ing to American Motorcycle Asso-
ur. ciation regulations, it was illegal
for the Mit- to have the wheel of one brand
aid that this bike on another.
type to un- Also participating in the Talla-
istobal. The dega race was Bill Weigle, Canal
is to return Zone Police officer.
ovember en Before retiring Ted C. Henter
ast. She will was chief hydrographer, Meteoro-
more auto- logic and Hydrographic Branch and
Mrs. Henter was employed at the
U.S. Attorney's Office at Ancon.

IS "Y" Announces

f the Canal SCUBA Course
con Elemen-
e there had To Start Nov. 13
ildren cross-
raffic. Com- The next SCUBA course spon-
to Douglas scored by the Balboa YMCA starts
Civic Coun- at 7 p.m., November 13. Classes
a collection are held each Monday, Wednesday
mit Gardens and Friday evenings from 7 to 9
* urged the p.m.
go to Sum- The 38-hour course is open to
which is a qualified swimmers at least 15 years
rough struc- of age who can pass the physical
and shrubs, exam. It includes both theory and
d on during
success of practice.
ned railroad The instructor, "Chico," Abe-
Canal Zone lardo de la Lastra, has more than
ohol Abuse 10 years of experience in teaching
1 Zone, the and diving.
seats in bus The cost is $45 for civilians and
ed for Coco $40 for active duty military and
abilitation of their dependents. Equipment is
Camboa and provided.
�one College For further information call the
id Station. Balboa YMCA 52-2759.

A program of panel discussions
and symposiums is being carried out
in the Canal Zone as part of the
broad campaign of the Canal orga-
nization to combat drug abuse.
Participating in these activities
are youth experts, law enforcement
officials, physicians, psychologists,
parents and others concerned about
the dangers of drugs to young peo-
ple. The dialogue is far ranging
and touches on the use of alcohol
and tobacco as well as marijuana
and hard drugs.
By providing an open channel of
communications between all groups
interested in confronting the drug
problem, the program has resulted
in gathering useful information.
The data is enabling community
leaders to assess the scope of the
problem here and is providing a
reference point against which they
can gauge the success of attempts to
combat drug abuse.
Much of the information now
available comes from a survey con-
ducted as a project of the Office of
the Youth Advisor to the Governor.
The survey was taken in the junior
and senior high schools of the U.S.
communities and administered by
volunteer young people to their
fellow classmates, similar to the
manner in which most reliable drug
surveys have been conducted in the
United States.
Information for the survey was
obtained from an anonymous ques-
tionnaire sent out to 1,670 students,

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representing 38 percent of the'total
student bodies of the Balboa, Cu-
rundu and Cristobal Junior and
Senior High schools. The results of
the survey were analyzed by a
panel of physicians, educators and
youth unit police officers at a meet-
ing held in the Office of the-Youth
Members of the panel included:
Dr. Victor Slater, chief, Mental
Health Division; Dr. Dennis Wel-
don, psychiatrist, Canal Zone Men-
tal Health Center; Dr. Richard
Cheville, school physician; David
Speir, Assistant Superintendent,
U.S. secondary schools; Dr. Ken-
neth Lake, Coordinator, curricu-
lum; Dennis Armon, detective ser-
geant, Balboa Police District; Wil-
liam Thrift, sergeant, Youth Unit;
and Clarence C. Payne, Youth
Advisor to the Governor.
To those directly involved in
conducting the survey, results were
somewhat reassuring in that replies
indicated less drug abuse than pre-
viously had been assumed. Accord-
ing to questionnaires, 85 percent of
the respondents classified them-
selves as non-users of marijuana.
The abuse of amphetamines, bar-
biturates and cocaine was reported
to be very low, only 1 percent or
less, and the abuse of heroin is
almost nonexistent, according to the
survey. Alcohol, including beer,
was found to be the most commonly
used drug.
According to the questionnaire,
abuse in all categories of drugs was
greatest among students earning
lower grades.
Members of the panel noted that
the survey results should not be
taken as an absolute reflection of
actual drug abuse but felt the find-
ings are far more accurate than sub-
jective guesses, hunches or notions.

Baseball Clinic To Open
Herb Raybourn, Panama Canal
Special Services Officer, will con-
duct a clinic on the techniques of
baseball for all managers, coaches,
and interested parents starting
Monday, November 13, at 4:30
p.m., at the Pacific Little League
The clinic will be held from
November 13 through November 17
from 4:30 to 6 p.m. All managers,
coaches, and interested parents are
welcome to attend.

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David Edison, left, is the first member of the Gamboa Yacht Club to
complete the new Float Plan form which he presents to Robert Hauth,
Acting Chief, Panama Canal Safety Branch. With Edison are his wife and
their daughter, Jennifer. For their own protection, boaters are urged to
file a Float Plan before going out on extended cruises or on an all day
fishing trip. Similar to the flight plan completed by aviators before starting
a flight, the Float Plan contains data that will expedite search by the
Rescue Coordination Center in case a boat is overdue. Float Plan forms
are available free at any Canal Zone yacht or boat club and at the
harbormaster offices in Balboa and Cristobal.

Diverse Groups Exchange

Views on Drug Problem

Mdis de 58 Aios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Vol. XI, No. 22

Viernes 10 de Noviembre de 1972

El 3 de Noviembre

Tuvo Lucida Presentaci6n

La Secundaria de Paraiso

La Escuela Secundaria de Pa-
raiso y los Exploradores Internacio-
nales de la Zona del Canal partici-
paron, en rcpresentaci6n de las co-
munidades latinoamericanas, en el
gran desfile del 3 de Noviembre,
en la ciudad de Panami.
La participaci6n de la Escuela
de Paraiso arranc6 nutridos aplau-
sos de las grandes multitudes que
observaron el desfile, con una gi-
gantesca bandera panameiia de 12
metros de largo y de unos 7 metros
de ancho, y que era sostenida
sobre sus cabezas por 30 estudian-
tes de ambos sexos. La bandera
desplegada por la Escuela Secun-
daria de Paraiso fue uno de los
grandes atractivos de dicho desfile,
segdn el comentario de muchas
La participaci6n de la Escuela
Secundaria de Paraiso en el desfile
del 3 de Noviembre se debi6 a una
obligante invitaci6n hecha por Su
Sefioria, Don Sergio Rodriguez B.,
Alcalde del Distrito de PanamA, en
carta que envi6 al Dr. Frank A.
Castles, Superintendente de las
Escuelas de la Zona del Canal y
que fue cAlidamente acogida y
apoyada por 61 y por el Profesor
Ellis L. Fawcett, Ayudante del Su-
perintendente a cargo de las Escue-
las Latinoamericanas.
Inmediatamente, estos funciona-
rios designaron a la Escuela Secun-
daria de Paraiso como la instituci6n
educativa que representaria a las
comunidades latinoamericanas en
el magno desfile, en uni6n de los
Exploradores Internacionales. La
maquinaria se puso en movimiento
y todos los profesores, tanto de ta-
Ileres, que se encargaron de la con-
fecci6n de la bandera y de los es-
tandartes que se utilizarian en el
desfile, como de educaci6n fisica,
iniciaron los preparativos.
La coordinaci6n de dicha pre-

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sentaci6n fue delegada en el Pro-
fesor DuBois W. Andrews, quicn
cont6 con la cooperaci6n de todo
el personal docente y de los estu-
Los alumnos participaron en el
desfile en perfect formaci6n y con
nitidos uniforms, marchando in-
mediatamente detrAs de la delega-
ci6n de los Exploradores Interna-
cionales y encabezados por el Pa-
bell6n Nacional, que era llevado
por el alumno graduando R6mulo
Mena y seguido por el estandarte
de la escuela, portado por Ernesto
Malcolm, alumno del d6cimo grado.
El Profesor Oscar Suman Carri-
Ilo, Supervisor de Educaci6n Fisi-
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

El Gobernador

Alaba Apoyo

Dado a la CFC
Los empleados del Canal de Pa-
nama: recibieron esta semana el re-
conocimiento del Gobernador David
S. Parker por sus exitosos esfuerzos
por alcanzar, y superar, la meta fi-
jada a la empresa del Canal en la
Campafia Federal Combinada de
El Gobernador Parker dijo: "Ten-
go el placer, una vez mis este afio,
de felicitar y agradecer a los em-
pleados de la empresa del Canal de
Panami, por su plausible labor al
alcanzar y superar la meta de la
present Campafia Federal Com-
"La recolecci6n de los fondos
requeridos por las 22 agencies del
Fondo Unido de la Zona del Canal
y las otras cuatro Agencias de Ser-
vicio Internacional, comenz6 el 27
(Contintia en la pdgina 4)

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En esta magnifica foto, tomada por el Profesor Oscar
Suman Carrillo, Supervisor de Educaci6n Fisica de las
Escuelas Latinoamericanas, aparece el abanderado de
la Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso, escoltado por dos
simpiticas alumnas, durante el desfile del 3 de Noviem-
bre, en los moments en que marchaba por la Avenida
Central, frente a la Iglesia de la Merced. El abandera-
do es rnmulo Mena, del grado 12, y detrAs de 61 mar-
cha, tambi6n flanqueado por dos bellas estudiantes
el porta estandarte, Ernesto Malcolm, del grado 10 de

la secundaria de Paraiso. DetrAs de ellos se puede apre-
ciar la banda de m6sica de la secundaria de Paraiso
que ejecut6 aires marciales durante el desfile, bajo la
direcci6n del alumno graduando Rogelio Evering. Des-
pu6s de la banda y en medio de la delegaci6n se alcan-
za a ver la gigantesca bandera que desplegaron los
alumnos de Paraiso y que caus6 elogiosos comentarios
en PanamA. A la extrema izquierda, aparece el Profe-
sor Jos6 D. Ampudia, instructor de educaci6n fisica
en la Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso.

Manana Tendran Elecciones Herbert Mitey

Para Consejo de Sta. Cruz Fue Decano de
Brd~~~ LOSfOG td TU ail ;I.

Mafiana, 11 de noviembre, habrA
elecciones de representantes a uno
de los Consejos Civicos latinoame-
TendrAn lugar en Santa Cruz,
donde unidades de los Explorado-
res Internacionales estarAn esta no-
che repartiendo las boletas de vota-
ci6n de casa en casa. Mafiana sAba-
do, los residents deberAn deposi-

tar sus boletas debidamente lle-
nas con los nombres de sus candi-
datos en el Almac6n de Ventas al
Detal de Gamboa. Alli habrA un
lugar especial donde se recibirin
desde las 10 a.m. hasta las 4 p.m
A partir de esa hora, los miembros
del Comit6 de Elecciones empeza-
rin a contar los votos y el anuncio
official lo harA Hubert Dover, el
lunes 13 de noviembre.
La segunda comunidad latino-
americana que efectuarl elecciones
ser' la de Pedro Miguel, que las
IlevarA a cabo el lunes 13 de no-
viembre. En la noche del domin-
go 12, los miembros del Consejo
Civico repartirAn las boletas de
casa en casa y al dia siguiente, de
6 a 10 p.m., los Exploradores In-
ternacionales las recogerAn, para
Ilevarlas al Centro Civico de Pedro
Miguel, donde los miembros del
consejo harin el conteo de rigor.
(Continmta en la pdgina 4)

De los 19 empleados que se jubi-
laron del servicio con el Canal de
PanamA durante los meses de sep-
tiembre y octubre, 15 eran pana-
mefios o no estadounidenses.
El decano del grupo es Herbert
A. Mitey, estibador en la Divisi6n
de Terminales del sector 'Atlantico,
quien acumul6 un total de 44 afios,
7 meses y 21 dias de servicios a la
via interoceAnica. Mitey naci6 en
la ciudad de Col6n hace 68 afios y,
al jubilarse, seguiri viviendo en
Col6n, en uni6n de su esposa, Sra.
Hazel D. de Mitey y de su hijo de
11 afios, Jorge A. Mitey.
Nueve de los otros jubilados ban
prestado servicios al Canal de Pa-
nami por mis de 30 afios y entire
todos han acumulado mis de 443
afios de servicios a la gran via inter-
oceAnica, en diferentes dependen-
(Continia en la pdgina 4)

Aplican Nuevo Sistema de

\ Desembarque de Vehiculos

Bajo la Direcci6n de la Sra. Ana Botello de Forero,
Director de la Biblioteca de Paraiso, fue confeccio-
nado un hermoso mural con un vistoso Mapa del Istmo
de PanamA hecho con postales a colors de los distin-
tos atractivos turisticos del pais, los simbolos de la
Patria v motives folkl6ricos de una publicaci6n del
IPAT. El mapa fue confeccionado por la Sra. Eleanor
de Brown, Ayudante Bibliotecaria, bajo la supervision

, .

de la Sra. de Forero. Debajo del mapa se reprodujo
el fragmento iIstmo de Panama! Tierra de Amores . . .
de la poesia "Alma Patria", original del bardo pana-
mefio Gaspar Octavio Hernmndez. Los simbolos patriots
colocados a ambos costados del mapa fueron dibujados
por el alumno del grado 12 t6cnico, Felipe Samuels.
El mural estA siendo exhibido en la Biblioteca de
Paraiso v ha sido muy elogiado.

Una forma fAcil de desembarcar
autom6viles fue demostrada recien-
temente en Crist6bal cuando el bu-
que carguero de vehiculos Daishin
Maru atrac6 en el Muelle 7-D y
empleados de la Divisi6n de Ter-
minales desembarcaron 194 auto-
m6viles japoneses a raz6n de 32
por hora.
El Daishin Maru es un carguero
de embarque y desembarque rApi-
do de vehiculos que hacia su viaje
inaugural de Nagoya, Jap6n, a Pa-
namA y el Caribc, Ilevando a bordo
1.300 nuevos autom6viles y camio-
El desembarque no result un
problema ya que los autos son pro-
vistos de combustible y conducidos,
por su propia fuerza motriz, fucra
del barco hasta el muelle, por una

rampa que es bajada desde estribor
al piso del muelle.
Los vehiculos transportados en
los barcos de carga convencionales
deben ser levantados con grias, co-
locados en el muelle y finalmente
remolcados, process que apenas
permit desembarcar unos 10
vehiculos por hora.
Boyd Bros., empresa represen-
tante de ]a Mitsui-O.S.K. Lines
Ltd., inform qCue este es el primer
barco de esa clase que desembar-
ca autom6viles en Crist6bal. El
barco Daishin Maru, de 428 pies,
regresara al Canal mas tarde en
noviemibre en ruta al Jap6n, pero
en lastre. Retornara del Jap6n con
otro embariu de e automn viles en

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Noviembre 10, 1972

Gente en la Noticia i

No es tarea fAcil ser consagrado en
el trabajo, aprender deportes que
requieren un alto grado de discipli-
na, leer libros filos6ficos y cientifi-
cos, practicar el escultismo y escri-
bir ensayos sobre temas regionales.
Para Roberto Quijada Luna nacido
en Panamf, la prActica de todas
esas actividades han inspirado una
discipline que lo ha Ilevado a acari-
ciar un objetivo en su mente: tener
despu6s de jubilarse un modern
taller de mecanica en Chiriqui,
con todos los adelantos de la clec-
tr6nica. Y esa meta no ha sido una
simple idea para Quijada, quien la-
bora en el Frigorifico de Corozal,
Division de Abastos, como Repara-
dor de Equipo E1lctrico de Manejo
de Materiales-Mantenimiento. Por
el contrario, ya ha comenzado a
ahorrar para contar alg6n dia con el
capital necesario que harA realidad
su ideal. La alta posici6n que hoy
ocupa Roberto Quijada en el Frigo-
rifico de Corozal, es el product de
su constancia y responsabilidad.
Cuenta como prueba de ello, con
certificados por servicio sobresalien-
te y uno que le otorg6 el Ramo de
Seguridad. Ingres6 a la Divisi6n de
Abastos hace 6 afios. Es graduado
de Mecanica de Automovilismo en
el Artes y Oficios de Panama, y par-
ticip6 en un curso interacional di-
sefiado para ingenieros y auspiciado
por la Perkins Diesel en Costa Rica,
y luego en otro, organizado por la
casa distribuidora de montacargas
Yale en Crist6bal. Ya como emplea-
do del Frigorifico de Corozal tom6
un curso de electricidad en la Es-
cuela Motores Diesel Mufioz, para
afianzar sus conocimientos. Al re-
cordar sus primeros dias en el Fri-
gorifico de Corozal, sefiala Quijada
que lleg6 hace 6 afios ganando me-
nos que en su anterior empleo,
"pero sabia que mis cr6ditos serian
reconocidos en poco tiempo". Antes
de ingresar a la Compaiiia del Canal
trabaj6 en el almac6n military en
Fuerte Clayton y estuvo operando
un cami6n de transport de su pro-
piedad entire PanamA y David. De
esa actividad surgi6 una gran amis-
tad con los chiricanos y una pro-
funda admiraci6n por esa provin-
cia. "No me quejo del transport,
pero ese no era el horizonte que
buscaba . . . queria prosperar y ese
trabajo se volvi6 rutinario", afirma
Quijada. Aprendi6 judo como
miembro del desaparecido Comit6
de Vigilancia de San Miguelito. El
comit6, explica, se dedicaba a fre-
nar la incidencia de delitos en San
Miguelito, cuando estaba urbani-
zAndose ese distrito. Posteriormen-
te, en 1964, aprendi6 karate en un
club organizado en el IPA por el
Profesor Jos6 Cruz, de Puerto Rico,



Noviembre 10-Primer Grito de la
Independencia en la Her6ica
Villa de Los Santos. El grito de
independencia fue dado por
un grupo de patriots santefios,
dirigidos por la heroina Rufina
Alfaro, que ofrendaron sus vidas
para libertar al Istmo de Espafia,
pero prendieron el fuego que cul-
min6 con la independencia de
Panami de Espafia, 18 dias des-
puds, el 28 de noviembre de 1821.

mb Desde el 10 hasta el 17 de Noviembre de 1972

Sibado-The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes
y Take The High Ground (G)
Domingo-Chandler (PG)
Lunes-The Horsemen (PG)
Midrcoles-The House That Dripped Blood
Jueves-Any Wednesday y Parrish (PG)
Aire Acondicionado
Viernes, 10:00 p.m.-Salt And Pepper (PG)
Sibado-The Incredible Mr. Limpet y
Spencer's Mountain (G)
Todas las peliculas comenzarin a las 7
p.m., a no ser que se indique lo contrario y
los programs estarin sujetos a cambios sin
previo aviso.

quien era instructor del ej6rcito.
Sefiala que las ensefianzas de Cruz
le sirvieron en una ocasi6n en El
Salvador, para poner a buen recau-
do a un asaltante que lo agredi6
para robarle. Un gran aficionado a
la nataci6n y a la caza, Quijada
pasa dias enteros en la selva. Pero
toda esa gran actividad no le impi-
de dedicar tiempo a su esposa Celia
Pinilla de Quijada y a sus hijos Ro-
berto Jr., de 11 afios, Anita, de 7,
y Jose Antonio, de 3 aios. Con su
esposa ha visitado todos los paises


del Istmo Centroamericano. Quija-
da es un asiduo lector de obras
cientificas y filos6ficas, mencionan-
do entire sus autores predilectos a
Thomas Mann y a Robert Miller.
Tal vez ello haya inducido a Quija-
da a escribir algunos ensayos sobre
mitos y leyendas del interior, region
del pais que ha visitado en su casi
totalidad. Para Roberto Quijada "el
contact con la naturaleza ayuda
muchas veces al hombre a encon-
trarse". Y esa filosofia, afirma, lo ha
inspirado en gran parte de su vida.

Consejo de Pedro Miguel Prepara

Fiesta de Navidad Para los Nin os

Este afio, nuevamente, el Conse-
jo Civico de Pedro Miguel agasaja-
rA a los nifios de esa comunidad la-
tinoamericana del sector Pacifico en
el Cobertizo de Juegos de la pobla-
ci6n, el 23 de diciembre con su fies-
ta annual de Navidad.
El President del Consejo Civi-
co de Pedro Miguel, Webster F.
Marshall, ha declarado que la co-
munidad se siente sumamente satis-
fecha de saber que su Consejo Ci-
vico ha logrado patrocinar una vez
mAs esta simpatica actividad que
llena de alegria a los pequefiines de
Pedro Miguel.
Las festividades se iniciarAn a las
8 a.m. Entre las atracciones princi-
pales que se presentarAn, estAn los
burritos "Mancha" y "Gato", de los
Jardines de Summit, siempre popu-
lares entire la gente menuda. HabrA
una unidad de los Payasos del Tem-
plo Abou Saad que deleitarAn a los
nifios durante una hora, con sus
gracias y piruetas. Tambien habrA
muchos juegos nuevos y se regalarA
a los nifios con bolsas de Navidad,
Ilenas de dulces y sorpresas.
A las 10 a.m. de ese dia de fies-
tas infantiles, por invitaci6n del
Consejo Civico, una banda de Pa-
nama llegarA a deleitar tanto a chi-
cos como a mayores con misica de

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Gobernador Vicegobernador Director
de la Zona del Canal de Informacidn
El SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA es una publicaci6n official del Canal de
Panama, en Balboa Heights, Z. del C. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya fuere
verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6nica o noticia aqui aparecida, sin necesidad
de solicitud expresa. El material que se desee publicar en el SPILLWAY
deberi estar en la Oficina de Prensa del Canal de PanamA a mas tardar el
lunes a las 4 p.m. de la semana de publicaci6n. Solamente el material urgente
puede ser recibido y procesado para ser usado la misma semana a mrs tardar
el martes al mediodia. Distribuci6n gratis a todos los empleados del Canal
de Panama. Valor de la subscripci6n para otros $2.60 al aiio. Por Correo
A6reo $10 al afio. Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos a The Panama
Canal Company y dirigidos a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions, Box M, Balboa
Heights, C.Z.

Navidad, mientras que los que no
esten interesados podrin seguir ju-
gando en el Cobertizo para Juegos.
La banda ofrecera el concerto en
el parque "Sam White", situado
cerca del Centro Civico de la pobla-
Para mediados de noviembre se
ha programado una important re-
uni6n de todos los integrantes de
la comunidad de Pedro Miguel, en
la que se les informaral sobre c6mo
el Consejo Civico conseguiri los
fondos para financial la fiesta de
Navidad a los nifios, sobre la nueva
programaci6n que estA en vigor en
los teatros del Canal de Panama! y
sobre los planes que se estin pre-
parando para el future del Alma-
c6n de Ventas al Detal de Paraiso.
La fecha de dicha important re-
uni6n sera anunciada pr6ximamen-
te, declar6 el Presidente del Conse-
jo Civico de Pedro Miguel, Webster
F. Marshall.

Hay Feria Hoy

En Santa Cruz
La Guarderia Infantil de Santa
Cruz ha organizado una gran feria
que tendra lugar hoy, a partir de
las 4 de la tarde, en el edificio de la
guarderia. AdemAs de las especia-
lidades en plates tipicos, habrA di-
versiones y entretenimientos para
los asistentes.
Carimafiolas, pasteles y una gran
variedad de plates estaran a dispo-
sici6n de los visitantes. Tambi6n se
ofrecerAn bebidas ligeras. Las tra-
dicionales t6mbolas y el pozo de la
suerte, constituirAn algunas de las
atracciones de la feria.
Un comite formado por las sefio-
ras Edna de Sealey, coordinadora,
Ruby de Small, Mary de Clark,
Olga de Long y la Srta. Anita
Edwards, ha organizado este even-
to que serviri para colectar fondos
con que ayudar a que siga operando
la Guarderia de Santa Cruz.

9:30-De Mujer a Mujer
10:30-Hacia el Mafiana
en el Hogar
11:30-El Inspector
12:00-La Periodista
12:30-Tras Ia Noticia
1:00-La Polla Musical y
6:00-Lucha Contra la
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-Reino Salvaje
8:00-Los Protectores
8:30-E1 Vagabundo
9:30-El Sexto Sentido
10:30-Largo Metraje

9:00-Hacia El Mariana
9:15-La Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
12:00-Suerte y Alegria
1:00-Rabo Verde
2:00-Operaci6n Misterio
2:30-Nanny y el Profesor
3:00-Los Invencibles
4:30-La Pareja Dispareja
5:00--El Show de
Don Knotts
6 00-Disneylandia
7:00-Los Socios
7:30-E1 Especial
8:30-Alias Smith y
9:30-El Mundo de
Jason King
10:30-El Reprise de Oro

,10:30-Carnaval de
11:30-El PAjaro Loco
12:00-Mi Mujer es
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Los Invasores
3:00-Un Paso al Mas Alil

Domingo y Lunes-Soldier Blue (R)
Martes-The Chapman Report y Inside Daisy
Clover (PG)
Miercoles-The Last Voyage (G)
Jueves-The Revengers (PG)
Viernes, 10:00 p.m.-Taste The Blood Of
Oracula (G)
GUIA DE PELICULAS: (G) Audiencia general.
Se permitira la entrada de personas de
todas las edades. (PG) Se sugiere la Guia
de los Padres, pues parte de la pelicula
no sera apta para niios. (R) Restringida.
Los j6venes de menos de 17 afos no seran
admitidos, a no ser que Ileguen acompa-
fados de uno de los padres o por su guar-
dian legal. (X) No se admitirn menores de
17 aios. (SIT) Pelicula con titulos en


4:30-Colorin Colorado
5:00-Don Gato y so
5:30-Ultra Seven
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-Panami Canta
con Pille Collado
8:30-Trilogia Policiaca
9:30-Misi6n Imposible
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-Ladr6n Sin Destino

11:30-Los Picapiedras
12:00-Mi Muier es
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-EI Show de la Una
2:00-Los Invasores
3:00-Un Paso al Mis Alla
4:30-Colorin Colorado
5:00-King Kong
5:30-ElHijo de
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-Dan el Inflexible
8:30-Patrulla Secreta
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-Ladr6n Sin Destino

11:30-Los Picapiedras
12:00-Suerte y Alegria
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Los Invasores
3:00-Un Paso al Mis AlMi
4:30-Colorin Colorado
5:00-Mami y sus
Increibles Hijos
5:30-Magilla Gorila
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa

7:30-El Show de
Anthony Quinn
8:30-Galeria Nocturna
10:30-Ultimas Noticips
11:00-Ladr6n Sin Destino

10:30-Carnaval de
11:30-El Piiaro Loco
12:00-Mi Mujer es
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Los Invasores
3:00-Un Paso al Mis Alli
4:30-Colorin Colorado
5:00-Los Cuatro
5:30-Leo el Le6n
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
8:00-Largo Metraje
9:30-Patrulla Juvenil
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-Ladr6n Sin Destino
11:30-El Pajaro Loco
12:00-Mi Mujer es
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Los Invasores
3:00-Un Paso al M.s All
4:30-Colorin Colorado
5:00-El Tiro Loco
5:30-Calvin y el
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-Dos Tipos
8:30-Los Atrevidos
9:30-O'Hara, Agente
10-30-Ultimas Noticias
ll:00-Ladr6n Sin Destino


11:00-El Show de Mary
Tyler Moore
11: 15-La Pandilla
12:00-Los Intr6pidos
12:30-Los Juguetes de
1:00-Informativo del
1:30-El Mundo Animal
Martinez Blanco
5:30-E1 Taller de Santa
9:30-Pzazz 72
11:00-Cine Colosal
9:15-Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
12:30-El Mundo
Maravilloso de
1:30-Domingo Deportivo
5:30-Super Acci6n
9:00-Hawaii Cinco Cero
CAmara, Acci6n

11:00-Nuestro Mundo
11:15-La Pandilla
11:45-Aventuras de
Rin Tin Tin
1:00-Informativo del
4:00-Mister Ed
4:30-Huckleberry Hound
5:00-Area 12

5:30-Jim de la Selva
6:00-Los Hombres Altos
7:30-La Criada
Bien Criada
10:00-Los Intocables
11:00-Cine 11
11:00-Nuestro Mundo
11:15-La Pandilla
11:45-Aventuras de
Rin Tin Tin
1:00-Informativo del
4:00-Mister Ed
4:30-Huckleberry Hound
5:00-Area 12
5:30-Jim de la Selva
6:00-Los Hombres
7:30-E1 Tornillo
10:00--E1 Sargento
11:00-Cine 11

11:00-Nuestro Mundo
11:15-La Pandilla
11:45-Aventuras de
Rin Tin Tin
12:00-Sorteo del Miercolito
12:15-C6micos y Canciones
1:00-Informativo del
4:00-Mister Ed
4:30--Iuckleherry Hound
5:00-Area 12
5:30-Jim de la Selva
6:00-Los Hombres

10:00-H6roes Sin Nombre
11:00-Cine 11

11:00-Nuestro Mundo
11:15-La Pandilla
11:45-Aventuras de
Rin Tin Tin
12:15-Jueves Estelares
1:00-Informative del
4:00-Mister Ed
4:30-Huckleberry Hound
5:00-Area 12
5:30-Jim de la Selva
6:00-Los Hombres
7:3(0-E1 Tornillo
10:00-Marcus Welby
11:00-Cine 11

11:00-Nuestro Mundo
11:15-La Pandilla
11 :,15-Aventuras de
Rin Tin Tin
1:00-Informativo del
4:00-Mister Ed
4:30- luckleberry Hound
5:00-Area 12
5:30-Jim de la Selva
6:00-Los Ilombres
10:00-La Ley del
11:00-1a1 flora Cero

Pagina 2

Noviembre 10, 1972


iea L ocomotora cle Aqui ~

Vieja Locomotora de Aqui

Es Monumento en Alaska. .

Desde las florestas tropicales de
Centro America hasta las blancas y
heladas planicies del grann pais
blanco", en el extreme norocciden-
tal de Norte America, la locomoto-
ra N� 1, del Ferrocarril de Alaska,
ha dejado marcas en la historic.
(Foto en la secci6n inglesa).
Los visitantes que Ilegan a Alas-
ka a ver los puntos de interns en
Anchorage, en giras dirigidas por
guias, invariablemente son Ileva-
dos a la estaci6n del ferrocarril de
dicha ciudad, donde se les muestra
una locomotora que se exhibe atrac-
tivamente en una plataforma colo-
cada frente al edificio. Dicha loco-
motora es de las que se construian
a principios de este siglo y consti-
tuye una reliquia para el Ferroca-
rril de Alaska, que fue comenzado
en 1914, y que estableci6 su base
de construcci6n en Anchorage.
Pero Leo Krziza y su esposa

Lisa de Softbol

Femenino Cita

A 2 Reuniones

Una important reunion celebra-
rA la Liga de Softbol Femenino
del AtlAntico el pr6ximo martes 14
de noviembre, en el Centro Civico
de Rainbow City.
Para esta reunion se ha cursado
citaci6n especial a todos los oficia-
les de la Liga, los posibles directo-
res de los conjuntos y las antiguas
y nuevas jugadoras. La reunion se
iniciarA puntualmente a las 7:15 de
la noche.
En el mismo Centro Civico de
Rainbow City se Ilevari a cabo 2
dias mas tarde-el jueves 16 de no-
viembre-la elecci6n de los oficia-
les de la recien organizada Liga
Femenina de Bola Suave de Rain-
bow City. Se invita a todas las inte-
resadas, de 25 o mas afios de edad,
a asistir a esta important reuni6n,
que seri la liltima antes del inicio
de la pr6xima temporada de soft-
bol. Como la anterior, esta reuni6n
comenzara a las 7:15 p.m.


Ruth, que visitaron recientemente
Alaska, sintieron una nota familiar
de nostalgia al ver la locomotora
que tan orgullosamente exhiben los
nativos de Alaska. Les record en-
seguida la vieja 299 que se exhibe
al frente de la Estaci6n del Ferro-
carril de Balboa Heights.
Cuando si so sorprendieron de
verdad, fue cuando supieron por
boca del gula de la excursion que,
la locomotora que habia ayudado
a los zapadores a abrir el territorio
de Alaska a la civilizaci6n, habia
desempefiado antes un papel impor-
tante en la apertura del Canal de
PanamA, pues habia sido utilizada
por el Ferrocarril de PanamA du-
rante los dias de la construcci6n de
la gran via interoceAnica.
Se les explic6 que para cuando el
proyecto del Canal estaba llegando
a su fin, el transport por ferroca-
rril en Alaska se veia estorbado por
la escasez de equipo rodante, debi-
do a los compromises de la I Gue-
rra Mundial. Fue por dicha raz6n
que la locomotora, que ya habia
terminado su trabajo en la cons-
trucci6n del Canal y no se la nece-
sitaba en el Ferrocarril de PanamA,
fue enviada para que cooperara en
Ilevar la civilizaci6n al gran Terri-
torio de Alaska.

tado a 3 anotaciones. De izquierda a derecha: Herbert
Raybourn, Funcionario de Servicios Especiales del
Canal, los j6venes peloteros Fernando Stennet y Hora-
cio Vl6iz de las novenas de Paraiso y Panama y los
instructors de beisbol Bobby Prescott y Pedro Osorio.

La Biblioteca de Paraiso El Dr. Levin es C H. Raybourn

Public Atractivo Folleto Medico Oficial Dictara Clinicas
IIOO. _._,L_1 D.:.L IA ..;

La Biblioteca de Paraiso, dirigi-
da por la Profesora Ana B. de Fore-
ro, ha puesto en circulaci6n un su-
gestivo folleto con los simbolos na-
cionales de la Repiblica de PanamA.
En su portada se pueden ver el
Escudo y la Bandera de PanamA,
entrelazados con la letra del coro y
las estrofas del Himno Nacional de
PanamA, una moneda de 1 Balboa
y el mapa del Istmo de PanamA,
con sus nueve provincias y la In-
tendencia de San Bias. En la part
inferior, aparece una banderola
con la levenda "Biblioteca de Pa-
raiso, telkfono 52-7984".
En el folleto se exhorta a los es-
tudiantes y clients de la biblioteca

Charlie Chang, capataz ayudante de Despacho de Combustibles Liquidos
de la Secci6n de Abastos Maritimos de la Divisi6n de Terminales, en el
Muelle 6 de Balboa, aparece posando con una enorme boa que caz6 con
su cuadrilla en las proximidades del muelle. Relata Chang haber visto el
reptil cuando se dirigia a empezar sus labores a las 8 de la mafiana. La boa
de 7 pies de largo cruzaba la calle frente al muelle, y Chang pas6 su auto
sobre ella varias veces atontAndola. Finalmente, dejo el auto y junto con
los demAs miembros de su cuadrilla mataron a pedradas el animal. Ense-
guida se alert a los trabajadores del Area, pues esa clase de reptil suele
vivir acompafiado de su pareja. Dice Chang que es la primera vez en 6 ailos
de trabajar en el Muelle 6, que observa una boa por alli.

a honrar a la Patria, leyendo libros
en espafiol de autores panameiios y
da una lista de los mAs interesan-
Para beneficio de los residents
de Paraiso y Pedro Miguel, lo mis-
mo que para los de Santa Cruz, se
public a continuaci6n los libros
que recomienda la direcci6n de la
1. Flor de Banana, por TristAn
2. Maleante y Otros . . . por Stella
3. El Guerrero, de Rogelio SinAn.
4. La Dofia del Paz, por Otilia
Arosemena de Tejeira.
5. Archipielago, por Jos6 Agustin
Cajar Escala.
6. La Mujer en la Vida Paname-
iia, por Alfredo Castillero C.
7. Confesiones de un Magistrado,
por Yolanda Camarano de
8. Los Negros y Mulatos Libres
en la Historia Social Pana-
mefia, de Acracia Sarasqueta
de Smith.
9. Agua Dulce, por Aristeides
10. Huespedes de la Noche. (No
dice el autor).
En otra secci6n, para provocar el
interns de los lectores en aprender
trozos importantes de la historic de
PanamA, pone varias frases que fue-
ron pronunciadas en moments
cruciales de la historic de Panama,
por algunos de nuestros prohom-
bres y pregunta qui6n las pronun-
ci6. Para muestra, la primera frase
que pone en la pigina 2 del folleto
y que es: "Cumpla la orden, Capi-
tin". (Para informaci6n de nuestros
lectores, esa frase la pronunci6, al-
rededor de las 5 p.m. del 3 de no-
viembre de 1903, el General Este-
ban Huertas, dirigi6ndosela al Ca-
pitan Marcos A. Salazar, cuando
Waste, al frente de un pelot6n de sol-
dados, se dirigia a detener al Ge-
neral Tovar y otros generals co-
lombianos, que habian venido a
PanamA con el Batall6n Tiradores
para reprimir el movimiento de la
independencia. Esas palabras del
General Huertas iniciaron la inde-
pendencia de PanamA).
En el folleto se dan tambien los
significados de various nombres en
dialectos guaymi, cuna y choc6, al
igual que datos hist6ricos de mu-
cho interest y que arrojan much luz
sobre lo que era Panama, cuando
comenz6 nuestra vida como naci6n

Lie %.risrooai L' ue DeuI rOfuI

El Dr. Ernst K. W. Kredel, Jefe
de la Divisi6n de Medicina Preven-
tiva, ha anunciado que el Dr. Ber-
nard K. Levin, es el Funcionario
M6dico de Salubridad para el sec-
tor Atlintico del Istmo y Funciona-
rio de Cuarentena del Puerto de
La oficina del Dr. Levin estA en
el Cuarto 8 del Edificio de Admi-
nistraci6n (Edificio del Correo de
Crist6bal), con tel6fono 43-1643.

Senalan Peligro

En el Uso de

Camas de Agua
Una vez mis, la Oficina de la
Vivienda quiere recorder a los ocu-
pantes de residencias del Canal de
PanamA, que el uso de los moder-
nos colchones de agua es algo en
que debe tenerse el mAximo cui-
Dichas camas, o colchones de
agua, una vez Ilenas, imponen car-
gas que sobrepasan en exceso el
disefio structural del piso, a pesar
de que las residencias tropicales
debcn soportar dicho peso, sin dafio
Debe hacerse notar que una
cama double de agua, de tamafio
grande, contiene alrededor de 500
galones de agua y que, en caso de
un dafio o ruptura de la cama, los
dafios que el agua causaria a la
residencia serian extensos.
Por lo tanto, se recomienda que
se utilicen camas de agua solamen-
te en casas de un solo piso y que
tengan el pavimento de lozas de


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"iQ1uere informacidn sobre electrci-
dod cstdtic y Iiquidos infloambles?"

Herbert Raybourn, Funcionario
de Servicios Especiales del Canal
de PanamA, dictarA una series de
clinics sobre las t&cnicas del beis-
bol para todos los directors, entre-
nadores y padres de familiar que
esten interesados, a partir del pr6xi-
mo lunes 13 de noviembre, a las
4:30 p.m.. en el Estadio de la
Pequefia Liga del Pacifico.
Las clinics se dictaran desde la
mencionada fecha hasta el viernes
17 de noviembre y durarin hora y
media cada una, de 4:30 a 6 p.m.
Se invita a todos los directors, en-
trenadores y en general, a todos los
padres de familiar, a que asistan a
dichas interesantes clinics de
El program para las clinics serA
como sigue:
Lunes 13: Bateo, bonteo y corridas
de bases.
Martes 14: Lanzamiento, recepcion
v primera base.
Mi6rcoles 15: Juego en el campo
interior y exterior.
Jueves 16: Jugadas de corte v rele-
Viernes 17: Repaso y proyecci6n
de pelicula explicativa de las
clinics dictadas anteriormente.

ICuidado al Usar

Las Escaleras!
Si se revisan los cuadros estadis-
ticos sobre accidents, se notarA la
alta incidencia de estos debido a la
falta de precauciones al subir o
bajar escaleras. Parece 100 por
ciento segura una escalera con pa-
samanos, peldafios de razonable al-
tura y con amplia iluminaci6n. No
obstante, son muchos los accidents
que se produce a diario, con lesio-
nes que van desde sencillas contu-
siones, hasta fractures graves y ain
la muerte, debido a la falta de pre-
cauciones al utilizar esas mismas es-
caleras. Las siguientes medidas se
recomiendan para usar con el mAxi-
mo de seguridad las escaleras:
Agarrarse siempre al pasamanos;
mirar siempre los peldafios y reco-
rerlos con cuidado, y no correr
jamAs en las escaleras.
Cuando use un escalador electri-
co, asegurese bien del pasamanos y
no trate de subir los escalones cuan-
do el escalador estA en movimiento.

Pagina 3

En la foto aparecen los instructors y peloteros de las
novenas de la Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso y la Selec-
ci6n de PanamA, moments antes de iniciarse un inte-
resante partido celebrado recientemente en el Estadio
Juan Dem6stenes Arosemena, y el cual termin6 empa-

Pagina 4

ro onen a CU~

Proponen a CU

Stevens Para c

Alto Honor

Un cAlido apoyo ofreci6 la So-
ciedad de Ingenieros Civiles para
la elecci6n de John F. Stevens
como miembro del Templo de la
Fama de Estadounidenses Ilustres,
seguin se anunci6 en la reunion
annual de la Sociedad del Canal de
PanamA de Washington, D.C. La
reunion se efectu6 en Washington
el 21 de octubre pasado.
La resoluci6n dando el apoyo a
Stevens para su elecci6n y una bio-
grafia del difunto Ingeniero Jefe
de la Comisi6n del Canal Istmico,
fueron leidos por Neal FitzSimons,
historiador de la Sociedad Ameri-
cana de Ingenieros Civiles.
En la misma reuni6n se observe
el aniversario 102 del nacimiento
de Maurice H. Thatcher, el primer
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal.
Correspondi6 al Profesor Richard
B. O'Keeffe dar lectura a un men-
saje enviado por Thatcher.
Thatcher celebr6 el 102 aniver-
sario de su natalicio el 15 de agosto
de 1972. Un poema escrito por 61
en honor a Stevens aparece en el
dorso de la agenda de la reuni6n
Otros oradores durante el acto
fueron el CapitAn Miles P. DuVal,
Jr., ex Capitin del Puerto de Bal-
boa, autor del pr6logo y de los
considerandos de la Resoluci6n; el
Brigadier General Herbert D. Vo-
gel, ex Vicegobemador de la Zona
del Canal; el Vice Almirante
T. G. W. Settle de la Marina de
los EE. UU.; William R. Joyce, Jr.,
quien sustent6 la Resoluci6n, y el
CapitAn Gerald H. Sargent, de la
Marina de Guerra de los Estados
Unidos, quien hizo la invocaci6n.

El Gobernad
(Viene de
de septiembre. El objetivo de
$218.200 de la Compafiia del Canal
se obtuvo 12 dias despu6s.
"No satisfechos con alcanzar la
meta, ustedes continuaron los es-
fuerzos. Hasta el lltimo recuento,
la colecta habia llegado, en la em-
presa del Canal, a $233.812 que es
el 107.2 por ciento de la meta y
continue avanzando.
"El entusiasmo y consagraci6n


Primer Grado
Nicole Failey
Liza Holder
Gregorio Jemmc
Venus Lowe
Carl Scotland
Luis Scott
Susan Webster
Robert Won-ell
Segundo Grad
Valarie Blades
Dionny Chandle
Ricardo Henry
Adriana Maclao
Angela Mayers
Annie Pomare
Edilma Thomas
Ilka Wilson
Tercer Grado
Magali Archer
Michellie Blades

Primer Grado
Darcy Gordon
Javier Howard
Susana Sykes
Segundo Grado
Carmela Bonnick
Dyrol Amantine
Troy Holder
Tercer Grado
Geraldo Barret

Miguel Burgess Gary Smith
Marta Ipifia Amelia Springer
D6bora Jimdnez Mirna Trotman
Ott Yolanda Lord
Ruth Sanchez Quinto Grado
Marta Suman Carmela Brooks
Miriam Toppin IvAn Lowe
Sheila Mayers
Cuarto Grado Marcella Springe
Yvette Andrews
0 Norma Clarke Sexto Grado
Jacqueline Ford
:r Sonia Gittens Mireya Brooks
Xiomara Hansen Sharon Burgess
Tamara Henry Aixa Dominguez
Alejandro Hoyte Fulvia Esteban
Celia Martin Elizabeth Ford
Yvette Nurse Linda Iglesias
Anataide Rodriguez M6nica Johnson
Rodriguez Yolanda Kelly
Dakys Scott Yolanda MKell
Jorge Skeet Sandra Maclao
hI-u RidIi-

tucenallolia gllu
Luisa Williams

Equipos femeninos de balonces-
to de las escuelas primaries de
Santa Cruz, Rainbow City y Parai-
so celebranrn mariana sAbado un
tomeo relAmpago de baloncesto en
el Gimnasio de la Escuela Primaria
de Santa Cruz.

r Alaba . .
pdgina 1)
demostrados por todos y cada uno
de ustedes para hacer de la Cam-
paiia Federal Combinada de 1973
un 6xito, demuestran su profundo
interns por el bienestar de la comu-
nidad. Asi han reconocido ustedes
que la Campaiia Federal Combina-
da es una forma important de me-
jorar la comunidad y de sostener
las agencies que estAn representa-
das en ella".

Con much seriedad posan para el fot6grafo los nuevos
inspectors de incendios de la Escuela Primaria de
Paraiso, mostrando los certificados que les fueron en-
tregados como uno de los puntos culminantes de la
observaci6n de la Semana de Prevenci6n de Incendios
en las escuelas latinoamericanas de la Zona del Canal.

Antolina C6rdoba
Karen Powell
Tracy Thome
Cuarto Grado
CUsar Avila
Gilberto Howard
Emilio Lorde
Quinto Grado
Magdalena Albeo
Adriana Brown

Eloyce Mullings
Gordon Small

Sexto Grado
Oneida Gordon
Italina James
Anel Cabezas
Hector Welsh
Conrado Lord
Norene Wade
Zelma Holmes

Es la primera vez que se orga-
niza una competencia de esta na-
turaleza entire las Escuelas Latino-
americanas de la Zona del Canal.
Los juegos se iniciaran a las 9 de la
La competencia de baloncesto
femenino, entire alumnas de los
sextos grades, ha sido coordinada
entire Ellis L. Fawcett, Ayudante
del Superintendente a cargo de las
Escuelas Latinoamericanas; el Pro-
fesor Oscar Suman Carrillo, Super-
visor de Educaci6n Fisica de las
Escuelas Latinoamericanas de la
Zona del Canal; el Profesor Joce-
lyn W. Barrowes, Director de la
Escuela Primaria de Rainbow City,
y el Profesor Audley M. Webster,
Director de la Escuela de Paraiso,
quien ser' el anfitri6n.

Los certificados que muestran muy orgullosos los alum-
nos de la primaria de Paraiso que merecieron ese honor,
los nombran "Inspectores Ionorarios de Bomberos",
para actuar en todo moment, alertas ante la posibili-
dad de cualquier peligro de incendio y asi poder pro-
teger las vidas de sus compafieros.

Noviembre 10, 1972

Uno de los mAs modernos y automatizados barcos de furgones que han
transitado el Canal de PanamA en itinerario regular es el "New York
Maru", operado en la ruta Nueva York-Jap6n por la Mitsui OSK, Line.
La nave, de 863 pies de largo, es completamente automatizada y a pesar
de su gran tamafio s6lo leva una dotaci6n de 33 tripulantes y oficiales.
La Mitsui OSK Line pondrA en servicio el pr6ximo afio otro barco similar
con igual velocidad que el "New York Maru" (24 nudos). El official de
cubierta observa en el tablero un repentino aguacero tropical que cay6
sobre el barco al entrar al cauce del Canal en Balboa. Un circuit cerrado
de television con la pantalla ubicada al frente indica lo que ocurre cuando
el barco atraca o estA en operaciones de carga. MAs fotos sobre esta
interesante nave en la secci6n inglesa de esta edici6n.

HERBERT MITEY ... Maiana Tendrn ..
(Viene de la pdgina 1) (Viene de la pdgina 1)

La lista complete de los que se
jubilaron en septiembre y octubre,
los lugares donde trabajaban y los
afios de servicio que tuvieron a su
cr6dito es como sigue:
Pedro CAceres, Mozo de Oficios-
Hospital, Hospital Gorgas, sector
Pacifico: 11 afios, 3 meses, 14
Enrique Cruz, Lubricador (Planta
de Equipo Flotante), Divisi6n de
Dragado, sector Pacifico: 31 aios,
1 mes, 5 dias.
Faustino Garrido, Obrero (Trabajos
Pesados), Divisi6n de Ferroca-
rril, sector Pacifico: 32 afios, 10
meses, 24 dias.
Julio C. G6ngora, Guardia, Divi-
si6n de Terminales, sector Athln-
tico: 21 afios, 11 meses, 3 dias.
James H. Holder, Guardia, Divi-
si6n de Dragado, sector Pacifico:
32 afios, 6 meses, 28 dias.
Juan Mejia, Pasabarcos, Divisi6n
de Navegaci6n, sector Pacifico:
24 afios, 10 meses, 10 dias.
Herbert A. Mitey, Estibador, Divi-
si6n de Terminales, sector AtlAn-
tico: 44 afios, 7 meses, 21 dias.
Jose Pereira, Aseador, Divisi6n de
Esclusas, sector Pacifico: 31 aios,
9 meses, 24 dias.
Juan B. Quintana R., Constructor
de Muelles, Divisi6n de Mante-
nimiento, sector Pacifico: 33 afios,
5 meses, 18 dias.
Arthur N. Rice, Ayudante Electri-
cista, Divisi6n de Electricidad,
sector Pacifico: 32 afios, 8 meses,
18 dias.
Marion D. Stephens, Ayudante de
Enfermeria, Hospital Gorgas,
sector Pacifico: 28 anios, 26 dias.
Clifford A. Thompson, Ayudante
Operario de Esclusas, Divisi6n
de Esclusas, sector Pacifico: 30
afios, 1 mes, 13 dias.
Arturo E. Toro L., Estibador, Divi-
si6n de Terminales, sector Paci-
fico: 22 anos, 3 mescs, 5 dias.
Elias Valdiviezo, Capataz Obrero
(Trabajos Pesados), Division de
Mantcnimiento, sector Atlintico:
33 afios, 4 mescs, 13 dias.
Pedro Vega T., Capataz (Opcracio-
nes de Estiba-a Bordo), Divi-
si6n de Terminales, sector Atlan-
tico: 21 inos, 5 imses, 10 dias.

Egbert Best sera el encargado de
las elecciones y de dar a conocer
los resultados.
En Paraiso, las elecciones esta-
rAn directamente a cargo de Rupert
A. Phillips, quien ha anunciado
que alumnos de la Escuela Secun-
daria del lugar repartirAn las bole-
tas de votaci6n a su salida de classes,
el lunes 13 de noviembre. El 14 de
noviembre, sera el dia official de
elecciones y los residents dispon-
drin hasta que terminen las classes
de ese dia para llenar sus boletas
de votaci6n. Al salir de classes, el
martes 14, los alumnus de la secun-
daria irAn nuevamente de casa en
casa a recoger las boletas, para lle-
varlas al Sal6n 126 de la Escuela
Secundaria, donde el Comit6 de
Elecciones verificara el conteo
Phillips ha declarado que espera
iniciar la cuenta de los votos a las
7:30 p.m. Los resultados se anun-
ciaran inmediatamente y los nue-
vos representantes elegirAn su di-
rectiva que tomarA posesi6n cl
martes 9 de enero de 1973.
Alexander Hudson, president del
Comit( de Elecciones del Conse-
jo Civico de Rainbow City, ha de-
clarado que alli las elecciones ten-
dran lugar el pr6ximo viernes 17
de noviembre. Estudiantes de la
Escuela Secundaria repartirin las
boletas de votaci6n en la mafiana,
desde las 9 a.m. y las recogerAn
desde que salgan de classes, hasta
las 7 p.m. A esa hora se comenzara
a contar los votos y, apenas termi-
ne el conteo se darA a conocer los
nombres de los nuevos represen-
tantes. Inmediatamente se proce-
dcral a clegir una nueva junta direc-
tiva, que decidira el dia del mes de
encro id 1973, en que tomarAn
posesion de sus cargo.

Escuela de Paraiso ...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
ca, acompainado por los profesores
Sra. Thelma 0. dc Rcbolledo, Al-
cilds Bernal, Julio C. Sinclair y
Josi' D. Ampudia acompafiaron a
los ,stidiantcs, in union del Profe-
sor IDuBois W'. Andrcewss, quien des-
filb por todo el trayiecto en unini
del plantel que dirige.



Man-ana Celebraran en Santa Cruz

Un Torneo de Baloncesto Femenino