The Panama Canal spillway =
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00094771/01237
 Material Information
Title: The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Portion of title: Spillway
Parallel title: Canal de Panamá Spillway
Issues for also have Spanish title: Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Physical Description: 37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
United States
Publisher: Panama Canal
Place of Publication: Balboa Hights, C.Z
Creation Date: October 1, 1979
Publication Date: 1963-1999
Frequency: biweekly[jan. 6, 1984-1999]
weekly[ former -dec. 23, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Periodicals -- Canal Zone   ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama)   ( lcsh )
Genre: federal government publication   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
serial   ( sobekcm )
Language: 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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Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 02582102
lccn - 83642750
issn - 0364-8044
Classification: lcc - HE538 .A37
ddc - 386/.444/05
System ID: UF00094771:01237
 Related Items
Preceded by: Spillway
Succeeded by: Faro (Balboa, Panama)

Full Text

Gift of the Panama Canal Museum 4 /

SMore Than 65 Years of Service to World Commerce

The Panama Canal Spillway
Special Edition

Governor's address at flag-lowering

ceremonies on September 30, 1979
Cristobal Junior-Senior High School and
Balboa Heights Administration Building
Distinguished guests, friends, it was 75 years ago that the
first United States flag was raised officially on the Isthmus of
Panama. It signaled the beginning of the American
construction of the Panama Canal. That ceremony, like this
one today, was a brief and a simple one. It was held on the
morning of4 May 1904, at 7:30. And the young army officer Lt.
Mark Brooks, who had been selected to sign a receipt for the
French Canal properties after accepting the keys to the Ancon
Hospital and the storehouses, stepped proudly forward and
raised the Stars and Stripes to the head of theflagpole of what
was then the headquarters of the French Canal Company.
This evening the United States flag will be lowered from the
flagpole on my right for the last time. And tomorrow the Canal
Zone will have passed into history. There are no tomorrowsfor
the Canal Zone, only yesterdays. But those yesterdays will light
our memories assuredly for a lifetime. It is only natural and _
appropriate, then, that we should pause a moment in nostalgic
remembrance. Much has been said and written about the
Panama Canal, but very little about the Canal Zone; and yet in
its own way, it represents every bit as much a success story.
Indeed it has been the umbrella under which the Panama Canal
has flourished all these years. One must but review historical
pictures to see vividly the tremendous assist that man has given "k N
to nature here on this spot. Just look around you. Open your
eyes and you see a beautiful scene, artfully designed, laborously . 1
developed and well maintained. But the Canal Zone is not only
beautiful terrain, it is also a community blessed with many
advantages: quality education, first class hospitals, many fine . :, -.
churches and religious activities, social and fraternal clubs, : ... '-,
veterans' organizations and I could go on. Suffice it to say we "
enjoy a quality of life here under a sound organizational
structure that others must envy.
Thus, tonight we remember lest tomorrow others may'
forget. But on a brighter note, though the Canal Zone has no
tomorrows, we do. Certainly the passing of jurisdiction over *
the Canal Zone to the Republic of Panama and the creation of
the new and smaller Panama Canal Commission callfor major
changes in our lives and in our livelihoods. But many, perhaps ,
most, of the attributes of the Canal Zone that I have mentioned
willjourneyv with us into the future. Tomorrow morning, the
American flag will be raised on the flagpole to my left and the
Panamanian flag will go up on the right in the place ofhonor.
And this will mark the beginning ofa new chapter in the history
of the Panama Canal. And many of you here tonight will write
that chapter. Though the job may seem difficult to you now, it '
cannot pose more serious challenges than those faced by our '
Together with our Panamanian coworkers and friends we '
must, and I'm sure we will, record another glorious chapter in
the saga of the path between the seas. When President
Roosevelt visited here in 1906 he spoke on the theme of
international cooperation and said, and I quote, "The United
States and Panama are partners in a great work which is now
being done here on the Isthmus. We are joint trustees for all the
world doing that work." The fact that these two flags will
continue tofly here until the year 2000 attests to thefact that we
remain today .joint trustees serving all of the nations of the
And as we now turn our thoughts to the future, I would like
to say to those of you who are leaving the Canal, you have 1my
best wishes for success in whatever you endeavor. The qualities
.you have displayed with the Canal organization will stand.l ouT
in good stead wherever you may go. For those who are staying
on, the days that lie ahead will demand the best you have to
offer in terms of continuing commitment to excellence and the
operation of the Canal, and also the willingness to adapt to new
and changing conditions. I am confident that you will be up to
that task.
And now, though I have had the opportunity on many
occasions during the past days to say farewell, I'd like to.just
take this occasion again to express my own personal feelings.
Counting myi earlier stint as Lieutenant Governor here in the
Canal Zone, I have spent almost 8 years, about twenty h percent
of my total service in the military forces, as part of the Canal
organization. Despite the frustration and the turmoil and the
tensions, nm' wife Pat and I have derived a great sense of pride .
and a great satisfaction from our association with the Canal - .� .,,
and, more importantly, with the people who operate it so well. , . . 1
Your loyalty, your support, your dedication and your ," * e c ^ 0
friendship will accompany us always in our remembrances of .
the Panama Canal and the Canal Zone. Best wishes for the . g . ,' ..
future and God bless you one and all. . ' , ".. . ... .

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Canal Zone's finest fold "Old Glory" after its lowering for the last time at the Cristobal High School.
Polic/as de la Zona del Canal doblan la bandera despu6s de arriarla por Oltima vez en la Escuela
Secundaria de Cristdbal

Distinguished personalities, author David McCullough, Vice President
Walter Mondale, Congressman John Brandemas and Commission
Administrator Dennis McAuliffe, chat aboard the "Las Cruces."
Distinguidas personalidades, el autor David McCullough, el
Vicepresidente Walter Mondale, el Congresista John Brandemas y el
Administrador de la Comisidn Dennis McAuliffe, charlan abordo de
"Las Cruces".

Governor Parfitt displays the Commendation by the Board of Directors
presented to him by Secretary of the Army Clifford L. Alexander Jr. El
Gobernador Parfitt exhibe el Certificado de la Junta Directiva que le
fue presentado por el Secretario del Ej6rcito Clifford L. Alexander Jr.

The Panama flag is raised as the Balboa Fire Station is officially turned over to
the Panama Bomberos. La bandera de Panama es izada en los moments en que
la Estacidn de Bomberos de Balboa es oficialmente transferida a los Bomberos
de Panama.







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Governor and Mrs. H. R. Parfitt leave for good the historic house they called
home for the past four and a half years. El Gobernador H. R. Parfitt y Sra.
abandonan por Oltima vez la hist6rica casa que fue su hogar durante los ltimos
4 anos y medio.

Crowds gather for the State Ceremony at Albrook. La

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Spillway del Canal de Panama
Edici6n Especial

Discurso del Gobernador en las ceremonies

de arriar la bandera, septiembre 30, 1979
Escuela Secundaria de Cristdbal y
Edificio de Administracidn en Balboa Heights

Distinguidos invitados, amigos, hace 75 afios la primer bandera de
los Estados Unidos fue izada oficialmente en el Istmo de Panamd. Ello
seiald el inicio de la construccidn del Canal de Panamd por los nortea-
mericanos. Dicha ceremonia, igual que la de hoy, fue breve y sencilla.
Fue celebrada en la mariana dcel 4 de mayo de 1904, a las 7:30. Y el
joven official del ejdrcito, Teniente Mark Brooks, que habia sido selec-
cionado para firmar un recibo por las propiedades del Canal francs
despues cde aceptar las laves del Hospital Ancdn y de los depdsitos,
dio un paso hacia adelante con orgullo e izd elpabelldn norteameri-
cano hasta lo alto del asta en lo que era entonces la sede de la Compa-
ila del Canal Frances.
Esta tarde la bandera de los Estados Unidos se arriard del asta a mi
derecha por tltima vez. Y mahana la Zona del Canalhabrd pasado a la
historic. No hard maiana para la Zona del Canal, sdlo ayer. Pero el
aver alumbrard nuestros recuerdos durante today una vida. Es sdlo
natural y apropiado, entonces, que nos detengamos brevemente y lo
recordemos con nostalgia. Much se ha hablado y much se ha escrito
sobre el Canal de Panamd, pero muy poco sobre la Zona del Canal: sin
embargo, a si manera, represent uno de los mnds grades triunfos de
todos los tiempos. Por cierto ha sido hajo su sombra que el Canal le
Panamd ha prosperado todos estos anos. Solo hlv.y que mirar las foto-
.. .i',,. histdricas para ver vividamente la enorme ayuda que el hom-
bre ha prestado a la naturaleza aqui en ste lugar. Miremos a nuestro
alrededor. A hramos los ojos y veremos un hermoso panorama, artisti-
camente diseiado. laboriosamente desarrollado y bien manteniclo.
Pero la Zona del Canal no es solamente un hermoso terreno, es tam-
hidn una comunidad afortunada poseedora dce muchas ventajas;
buena educacidn, hosp.itales de primera categoria; nmnerosas iglesias
v actividades religiosas; clues sociales y fraternales; organizaciones
de veterans, para mencionar algunos. Basta decir que . i' ... ,. '.. de
una calidad de vida aqui bajo unta estructiira orgdnica sdlida que
miuchos envidiarian.
Asi recordamos esta noche autnque nmaanan otros la olviden. Pero
seamos optimistas, aunque la Zona del Canal no tiene maiana, nos-
otros si. Ciertamente la transferencia de jurisdiccidn sore la Zona del
Canal a la Repdihlica de Panamd y la creacidn de la noueva y mads
pequeia Comisidn del Canal le Panamad . ,:,. '... ilmportantes ajustes
en nuestras vidas y en nuestro trabajo. Pero muchos, tal ve: la mayo-
ria de los atributos de la Zona del Canal que he mencionado nos acom-
pahardn en el filturo. Maiana por la mahana, la bandera
norteamericana serd izada en el asta a mi izquierda y la handera pana-
meia serd izada a la derecha, ocupando el lugar de honor. Y esto mar-
card el inicio le un nuevoe capitulo en la historic dcel Canal cde Panamd.
Y muchos dce ustedes aquitpresentes esta noche escribirdn ese capitulo.
A unique la area les parecerd lif'cil ahora, no puede presenter pruehas
mids clifciles que las que enfenntaron nuestros antecesores.
Junto con nuestros com paieros de trahajo y amistades panamehas
dehemos, I estvoy seguro que /o haremos, registrar otro capitllo glo-
rioso en la saga del. Paso Entre los MAares. Cuando el Presidente Roo-
sevelt visit el Istnmo en 1906 habhd del tema de cooperaciin
international. Cito sus palabras: "Los Evtaclos Unidos v Panamd son
socios en una gran ohra que actualmente se estd realizando aquien el
Istlnmo. Juntos somoscfideicomnisarios para todo el mundo en el cuolpli-
miento de ese trahajo ". El hecho cde que estas dos handeras continua-
rdn oncleando aquil hasta el afio 2000 es testimonio cle/ hecho de que
continuamos ho' clia comto fideicomisarios con/juntos al servicio de
lodas las naciones del muncIlo.
Y al fijar nuestros pensamientos en el fuuro,. tme gustaria decirle a
los que se clisponen a dear el Canal, que cuentan ustedes con mis
mejores dceseos por que logren X.\ilo en lo quite emlprendan. Las ctali-
dades que han demostrado en la organizacn canalera les serdn ti'iles
dondequiera que vayan. Para aquellos quite penrmanecerdn aqui, los
dias venideros e.vigirdn el mejor dce sus e.sf'ierzos en el compromise de
mantener el nivel dce excelencia en la operaci6n del Canal, y tambhin la
huena voluntad que han demostrado para adaptarse a las nuevas y
cambiantes situaciones. Estoy. segOuro que 'umplirdcn cabalnmente st
Y ahora, aunque en arias ocasiones Cdurante los tiimos dias he
tenido la oportunidadc de despedirnme de ustiece, ,me gustaria tomar
esva ocasion nuevameite para expresar mis propios senlinienios.
Conlando e(l tiempo quie servi comlio v'icegohernador he pasado casi
ocho aiios en la Zona del Canal; o sea, aplroxiladamlente 20 por
ciento de mi servicio total en las f.ierzas armadas ha sido dedicado a la
organizaci6n del Canal. A pesar dce la frustracidn I la cotnfitsin y las
rcnsiones, mli esposa, Pat y yo hemos lerivado tun gran sent lio tde
orguillo y una gran satislaccint de nulestra asociacion con el Canal r,
sohre todo con las personas quie lo opera tan hien. Su lealtad, apo yo.
dedicacicn i aroisiad siclcpre nos acompardn en nuilleros recuerldos
del Canal de Panamid v de la Zona del Canal. Mis me/ores deseos para
cl / lturo ' que Dios hendiga a todos " a cada uno idei usedes.



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he dual flag raising ceremony, signing of charters of the Combined Board and the Joint Committee takes place at
ort Amador. La ceremonia de la double izada de las banderas, la firma de las Cartas de la Junta Combinada y el
ComitM Conjunto se celebra en Fuerte Amador.

The flag of the United States is lowered for the last time at Balboa High School.
La bandera de los Estados Unidos es arriada por ultima vez en la Escuela
Secundaria de Balboa.

Photos by

Don Goode,

Kevin Jenkins

and Arthur Pollack

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iear and far . . . Vinieron de todas parties .


,nuchedumbre se re6ne para la Ceremonia Estatal en Albrook.

Gamboa welcomes Vice President Mondale. Gamboa da la bienvenida al
Vicepresidente Mondale.