Title: Spillway
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Title: Spillway
Physical Description: 1 v. : ill. ; 28-43 cm.
Language: Spanish
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Balboa Heights C.Z
Publication Date: July 13, 1962
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Periodicals -- Canal Zone   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
Language: Spanish and English.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Oct. 30, 1957 (experimental issue)-v.1 no.32 (Jan. 25, 1963).
General Note: Official publication of the Panama Canal Company.
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-. e Panama Canal Museum

Weekly Publicati.o of the Panama Canal Company
Vol. 1, No. 4 Publicaci6n semanal de la Compaiia del Canal de Panami Friday, July 13, 1962

Nueva Tecnica Salvavidas

Aprenden Bomberos Locales

Los cardiacos que sufran un ataque que
les paralice el coraz6n tendran en el future
mayores oportunidades de salvar la vida.
Los 125 miembros de la Divisi6n de Bom-
beros de la Zona del Canal estan recibiendo
actualmente un entrenamiento especial en
un nuevo sistema resucitador.
La nueva t6cnica es la del masaje car-
diaco de pecho cerrado, que fuera desa-
rrollada en la Universidad de John Hopkins
por un grupo de medicos y cirujanos. Ori-
ginalmente se le ensefi6 a los bombers y
miembros del personal de ambulancias de
Baltimore. Actualmente forma parte del
entrenamiento del personal que frecuente-
mente trata con este tipo de emergencia,
en muchisimas ciudades norteamericanas.
El masaje cardiac de pecho cerrado es
similar a la t6cnica que emplean los ciru-
janos al abrirle el pecho al paciente para
darle masaje director al coraz6n y reactivar
sus latidos. La mayor ventaja del nuevo
sistema es que puede ser aprendido rApi-
damente por personas legas en la material.
Durante los iltimos 12 meses, los bom-
beros zoneitas recibieron mAs de 200 lla-
madas que no eran para incendios. La
mayoria de ellas eran para que atendieran
a personas que sufrian ataques del cora-
z6n. El entrenamiento que ahora reciben
les permitirA tener mayores oportunidades
de salvar a las victims de estos ataques.
El program de entrenamiento que re-
ciben los bombers de la Zona ha sido
desarrollado con la cooperaci6n del Dr.
Eduardo de Alba, del Hospital Gorgas,
professional altamente familiarizado con el
nuevo sistema. Los comandantes distrito-
riales de la Bomba, E. L. Cotton y J. A.
Taber reciben actualmente preparaci6n
para luego entrenar a todo el personal bajo
sus 6rdenes. Algunos policies de la Zona,
recibieron tambi6n entrenamiento en esa
t6cnica. El entrenamiento sobre el masaje
cardiac de pecho cerrado, forma ahora
parte del program de entrenamiento del
personal de la Divisi6n de Policia.

Firefighters Learning

Heart Massage Method

Giffordo H. Archer practices on "Joe Blow."

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El bombero Giffordo H. Archer practice
con el mufieco "Joe Blow"

La prActica del nuevo sistema se realize
con un mufieco llamado "John Blow."
"John" tiene el tamafio y la apariencia
exacta de un ser human. Inclusive, el
t6trico color pAlido de las personas que
sufren un serio ataque cardiac.
El entrenamiento que reciben los bom-
beros incluye instrucci6n por medio de con-
ferencias; peliculas especiales y prActicas
con el mufieco.

The 125 firefighting personnel of the
Canal Zone Fire Division soon will be
trained in a new lifesaving technique. The
new training will enable the firefighters
to give emergency treatment to cardiac
victims whose heartbeat has stopped.
The new technique: closed-chest cardiac
The method accomplishes the same thing
as the widely publicized technique by
which a physician surgically opens the
chest and massages a stopped heart to
restore the beat. A major advantage of the
closed-chest technique is that it can be
applied by laymen after a little training.
District Fire Commanders E. L. Cotton
and J. A. Taber now are preparing to teach
the technique to all firefighting personnel
of the Fire Division.
A team of Johns Hopkins University
physicians and surgeons developed the
closed-chest massage technique. Firefight-
ing and ambulance personnel in Baltimore
have been trained in its use and other cities
throughout the United States are adopting
it as part of the training for personnel fre-
quently involved in emergency situations.
Canal Zone firefighting personnel were
called to more than 200 non-fire emergen-
cies during the past 12 months. Many of
these emergencies involved cardiac vic-
tims in need of immediate attention. The
training in closed-chest cardiac massage
is expected to provide Fire Division per-
sonnel with an additional means of pro-
viding emergency treatment for such
A number of Canal Zone policemen also
have been trained in the use of the closed-
chest technique for restoring heartbeat and
instruction in it is part of the training
program for Police Division personnel.
The training program for Canal Zone
Fire Division personnel has been developed
with the cooperation of Dr. Eduardo de
Alba of Gorgas Hospital, who is familiar
with the technique. (See page 2, col. 3)


Balboa High Grad

Joining Space Effort
A Balboa High School graduate with
both beauty and brains soon will be
applying the talents which earned her a
Phi Beta Kappa key
at Duke University to
some of the complex
problems involved in
development and con-
struction of equip-
ment used in the U.S.
space effort.
Miss Joan Sylvia
Dimpfl, who now is
visiting her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Dimpfl, Curundu, was
graduated from Duke University last
month. She will leave the Zone soon to
accept a position with the Douglas Aircraft
Co., Missile and Space Systems Division,
in Santa Monica, Calif.
A member of the National Honor Society
while at Balboa High School, Miss Dimpfl
earned her Phi Beta Kappa key by out-
standing academic work while majoring in
mathematics. Her classmates at Balboa
High School recognized her talents early,
having voted her the member of the class
"most likely to succeed."

Kids in College?

Better Read This
The children of Company/Government
employees stationed on the Isthmus may,
under certain circumstances, qualify for
travel and transportation expenses between
the Isthmus and the United States under
regulations governing student travel at
Government expense.
To qualify, the children must be under
21, unmarried, and enrolled in a full pro-
gram of undergraduate academic instruc-
tion leading to a degree from a college or
university in the United States. Their
employed parent must be a U.S. cit-
izen and be employed full-time by the
Under the regulations, the transporta-
tion must be authorized prior to the start
of travel, which must originate on the
Isthmus. The student must have spent at
least 45 days outside of the United States
prior to the start of travel, unless he or she
traveled to the Isthmus without expense
to the Government. The regulations also
provide that travel expenses of students
will be paid for only a single round trip
during the entire course of academic


for Big Needles!
A lollipop is a big, big help when a
youngster has to suffer the injection of a
big, big needle.
T. G. Relihan, General Manager of the
Panama Canal Company Supply Division,
has come to the rescue of hundreds of
Panamanian children who must visit clinics
in Panama for tuberculosis treatment,
including shots.
With the assistance of the Canal organ-
ization, Mr. Relihan has made an unlimited
supply of lollipops available to help
distract the minds of the children from
the tear-inducing needle, and thus help
both the children and medical attendants
through the worst part of the ordeal.

GAO Auditors

Making Check
A team of auditors from the U.S. General
Accounting Office in Washington, D.C. has
arrived to conduct the 1962 audit of the
Panama Canal Company/Canal Zone
The audit is performed annually by the
GAO and usually requires 5 to 6 months.
Clare E. Rohrer, who is making his
fourth trip here with the group, is rep-
resentative-in-charge of the audit staff. One
other member of his staff, John J. McGarry,
participated in the Company/Government
audit last year. The five new members are
John C. Boyd and B. Douglas Hogan, with
1 year with the General Accounting Office,
Joseph D. Comtois and Carl D. McClure,
who have been with the office 4 years, and
Robert S. Larkin, who has 5 years service
with the GAO.
Mr. Rohrer, Mr. McClure, and Mr.
Larkin are accompanied by their families.

New Engines Arrive
The first of three new 1,200-horsepower
locomotives being built by General Motors
in LaGrange, Ill., for the Panama Railroad
was to arrive in the Canal Zone July 11,
aboard the SS "Cristobal" from New
Orleans. The engines will be used to replace
locomotives in use the past 21 years.
The three new locomotives are the first
to be ordered by the Panama Railroad in
more than 10 years. Railroad officials said
the new engine arriving aboard the "Cris-
tobal" is to be in use by this weekend.

Ancon Transferred

To Maine Academy
The SS "Ancon," owned and operated
by the Canal organization for many years,
has been transferred to the Maine Mari-
time Academy for use as a training ship.
The transfer was completed on June 29
in New Orleans.
Participating in the transfer ceremonies
were Merrill Whitman, secretary of the
Panama Canal Company; Thomas A. King,
Gulf area director of the National Mari-
time Administration, which handled
arrangements for the transfer; and Capt.
Albion Coffin, who will be commanding
officer of the ship for the Maine academy.
In assuming command of the "Ancon,"
Captain Coffin assured those present for
the ceremonies that the academy would
make good use of the ship and not do
anything to mar the distinguished record
it established during World War II, when
it was used by the military and naval
forces for wartime purposes, mostly as
a communications vessel.

Cost-Free Travel
Employees of the Panama Canal Com-
pany and Canal Zone Government now
may qualify for cost-free train travel
between the Atlantic side of the Isthmus
and the Pacific side to visit members of
their families being treated in Gorgas
The cost-free travel, urged by Atlantic-
side Civic Council representatives, can be
arranged by calling the transportation
section at Balboa 2182 and explaining the
details of the case involved. The trans-
portation section issues railroad passes to
qualifying employees after determining the
circumstances of the case and subject to
the hospital's regulations on visitors.

(Continued from p. 1)
The training of firefighting personnel
started about 2 weeks ago, after arrival of
"Joe Blow," a lifelike and lifesize dummy
built to represent the human body as much
as possible, even to the deathly gray pallor
of an unconscious victim.
The method involves pressing down
sharply on the victim's lower breastbone,
then releasing quickly, 60 to 80 times a
minute. Even in older people, ribs are so
flexible that danger of breaking them is
Training of Fire Division personnel in
the new technique includes instruction
through lectures, a special training film,
and practice on the dummy.

SPILLWAY To Be Distributed In Different Manner

After this week, THE SPILLWAY will not be delivered through
the Canal Zone Postal Division, but will be distributed so one will
reach every employee of the Canal organization.
Copies of THE SPILLWAY issued on July 20 will be distributed
through what is known as "Distribution List D." Like other

JULY 13, 1962

messages distributed through this system, enough copies will be
supplied to the various units for each employee to receive one.
The copies will be sent from the Mount Hope Printing Plant
in time for them to reach the various units for distribution to
employees on Friday, July 20, the date of publication.

LA PERSEVERANCIA DE JOVEN Zone Apprentice Receives


La perseverancia y el tes6n de un joven
panamefio que tuvo que abandonar sus
studios superiores por dificultades econ6-
micas, le han pagado al fin un buen divi-
dendo. Alfredo GonzAlez, empleado del
Taller de Refrigeraci6n y Aire Acondicio-
nado acaba de ser becado para realizar es-
tudios de ingeniero quimico en el Instituto
Tecnol6gico de Massachusetts.
La historic de Alfredo es ejemplar.
Graduado en el Colegio de La Salle en
1959, se gan6 una beca para estudiar por
un afio en el Wayne State Teachers Col-
lege, de Wayne, Nebr. Las dificultades
econ6micas lo obligaron a trabajar como
maestro de espafiol para mantenerse en la
escuela. Pero al fin tuvo que volver a
Alfredo no se amilan6 por esos tropie-
zos. Ingres6 a la organizaci6n del Canal
como aprendiz en el Taller de Refrigera-
ci6n y por la noche estudiaba en la
Hace poco present una solicitud de
beca a trav6s de la Asociaci6n Panameiio-
Norteamericana y el Gobierno de los Esta-
dos Unidos se la concedi6. Ahora Alfredo
viajarA al Norte a terminar sus studios.
Su padre, el senior Hugo GonzAlez, con-
tador de la firm Wright Construction Co.
tiene motivo para estar orgulloso. Por los
mismos canales, su otro hijo menor, Eric,
logr6 una beca y estudia en la Universidad
de Oklahoma. Con tanto interns y tanta
dedicaci6n, no es de extrafiar que los her-
manos GonzAlez sean en el future motivo
de orgullo para sus familiares y su Patria.


Un barco que fue de propiedad y ope-
raci6n de la Compaiiia del Canal de
PanamA durante muchos afios, ha sido tras-
pasado a una Academia Maritima para ser
utilizado en el entrenamiento de futures
mariners de los Estados Unidos.
El vapor "Anc6n," inolvidable para
muchisimos zoneitas y pasajeros de todo
el mundo, que durante la pasada guerra
mundial logr6 una brillante hoja de ser-
vicios, ha sido traspasado a la Academia
Maritima de Maine.
La transacci6n se efectu6 el dia 29 de
junio pasado en Nueva Orleans y a ella
asistieron, Merrill Whitman, Secretario de
la Compafia del Canal de PanamA; Thomas
King, director del Area del golfo de la
Administraci6n Maritima-quien manej6 los
arreglos del traspaso-y el capitAn Albion
Coffin, quin tendra a su cargo la nave
en la Academia.
El Capitin Coffin dijo a los concurren-
tes, durante la ceremonia, que la tradici6n
y la hoja de servicios del barco serian man-
tenidas inc6lumes cn su nueva asignaciAn.

Alfredo Gonzilez

Pase Gratis Para

Visitar Enfermos
Los empleados de la Compania del Canal
de PanamA y del Gobierno de la Zona del
Canal que resident en el AtlAntico podrin
ahora conseguir transport gratis-por tren
-del AtlAntico al Pacifico, a ver a sus fa-
miliares que se encuentren en el Hospital
Representantes de la Junta Civica del
AtlAntico hicieron las gestiones para con-
seguir los viajes gratuitos. Estos pueden
ser logrados mediante llamada telef6nica
a la Secci6n de Transportes (Balboa 2182)
para explicar los detalles del caso.
La Secci6n de Transportes darA pases de
ferrocarril gratis a aquellos empleados que
Ilenen los requisitos de rigor, despues de
determinar las circunstancias del caso y
someterlo a los reglamentos de visit del

Hard work and perseverance has paid
off for Alfredo GonzAlez, young Panama-
nian apprentice in the Refrigeration and
Air Conditioning Shop in Balboa, who
has combined his daytime training in the
Canal Zone with nighttime classes at the
University of Panama.
Having graduated from La Salle College
in Panama City in 1959, Alfredo attended
Wayne State Teachers College in Wayne,
Nebr., for 1 year on a scholarship, earning
some money on the side by teaching
Spanish. But financial problems caused him
to return to Panama and seek an appren-
ticeship with the Canal organization after
that single year.
Now, however, he has been notified that
he has been awarded a full-time, U.S.
Government scholarship to Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, where he plans
to study chemical engineering. Alfredo's
younger brother Eric has been awarded
a similar scholarship to the University of
Oklahoma. The scholarships were obtained
as a result of applications the young men
made through the Panamanian-North
American Association.
Alfredo and Eric are the sons of Mr. and
Mrs. Hugo GonzAlez of Panama City. Their
father is an accountant with Wright
Construction Co.

Trasladan Talleres
A partir del 19 de julio, el taller de arte-
factos electricos del Pacifico, que antes
estaba ubicado en el Edificio 66-B de la
Avenida Roosevelt, en Balboa, se ha cam-
biado al Edificio 14 del Area Industrial.
El taller ubicado anteriormente en el
Edificio 7051-C, en Mount Hope, ha sido
trasladado al Edificio 7024, del mismo
lugar. Ambos talleres se encuentran en las
mismas Areas en que estAn ubicados los
talleres de Refrigeraci6n y Acondiciona-
miento de Aire, en cada sector.
Las horas de servicio, en ambos distritos,
serAn de 7 a 11 a.m. y de 11:30 a.m. a
3:30 p.m., en los dias de semana.



Todos y cada uno de los empleados del Gobierno y la Compafiia
del Canal de PanamA recibirAn regularmente las ediciones de
THE SPILLWAY. A partir del dia 20 de julio, THE SPILLWAY serA
distribuido a traves del sistema conocido como "Lista de Distri-
buci6n D" y al igual que otros mensajes distribuidos bajo el mismo
metodo, cada unidad recibirA suficientes copias, para que nadie
se quede sin la suya.
Anteriormente THE SPILLWAY era distribuido empleando los
servicios postales de la Zona del Canal. Desde la edici6n del dia 20,
los ejemplares de THE SPILLWAY seran enviados de la Imprenta
de Mount Hope con tiempo suficiente para ser distribuidos en todas
las unidades y a todos los empleados, en la misma fecha de su

Canal Nurse Saves

Injured Man's Life

A victim of a hit-and-run driver was
saved from possible death recently by the
quick action and quick thinking of Mrs.
Nelly Cantillo, one of the nurses employed
by the Panama Canal Company to visit
and give nursing assistance to non-U.S.
citizen disability relief retirees living in
The Good Samaritan act took place
July 6 as Mrs. Cantillo, accompanied by
Cleveland Soper, a Canal Company photog-
rapher, was driving her small station wagon
along the Transisthmian Highway on an
errand connected with her work. It was
raining heavily, and in the vicinity of
the Terminals truck station near La Salle
School, she saw what appeared to be a man
lying in the highway. Another person was
attempting to move him.
Bringing her small car to a stop, Mrs.
Cantillo discovered that the man had been
injured by a passing car. He was suffering
from a considerable loss of blood and in
need of immediate medical care. After
giving what first aid she could under the
circumstances, Mrs. Cantillo and Mr. Soper
placed the man in her automobile and took
him immediately to the Social Security
The injured pedestrian received emer-
gency treatment in the hospital and was
admitted for observation, where he still
was being treated for his injuries as THE
SPILLWAY prepared to go to press.

Railroad Employee
Says Gorgas Surgeons
Saved Daughter's Life

Maria Argelis Castellanos, 9-year-old
daughter of Jorge A. Castellanos, an em-
ployee in the Panama Railroad freight-
house, is well on the road to recovery in
Gorgas Hospital from serious injuries
suffered when her bicycle collided with
an automobile on June 30-and her father
credits the Gorgas surgeons "who so skill-
fully performed so delicate an operation."
In a public letter commending the sur-
geons, Mr. Castellanos also expressed his
appreciation "to those persons who so
nobly and unselfishly donated blood when
it was urgently needed." Maria was taken
off the hospital's "seriously ill" list on
July 5, but probably will be hospitalized
for some time, recovering from the injuries
and subsequent surgery.








Mrs. Nelly Cantillo



La presencia de Animo y el alto espi-
ritu de humanitarismo de una enfermera
panameiia perteneciente al Programa de
Visitadores M6dicos y Enfermeras para
Jubilados por Incapacidad Fisica, de la
Zona del Canal, salvaron la vida a un hom-
bre accidentado en plena via piblica,
La sefiora Nelly de Cantillo, pertene-
ciente a la rama antes dicha, ha sido citada
por su noble gesto, ocurrido el viernes 6
de julio cuando recogi6 a un hombre que
se desangraba despu6s de haber sido
El caso ocurri6 de la siguiente manera:
la sefiora de Cantillo viajaba en su camio-

Padre de Nifia Salvada
en el Gorgas Agradece
Ayuda de los Medicos
Jorge A. Castellanos, empleado del Fe-
rrocarril de Panama, acaba de enviar una
carta a los diaries de PanamA, manifes-
tando su piblico agradecimiento a los
m6dicos del Hospital Gorgas por haber
salvado la vida a su hijita de 9 afios, Maria
Maria Argelis tuvo un accident al coli-
sionar su bicicleta con un autom6vil el dia
30 de junio. En la carta, su padre ha agra-
decido a los m6dicos del Gorgas por haber
realizado en forma tan hAbil la delicada
operaci6n que la infante requiri6.
Tambi6n manifiesta el senior Castellanos
su gratitud a "aquellas personas que tan
noble y desinteresadamente donaron su san-
gre cuando se le necesit6 urgentemente."
Desde el dia 5 de julio, Maria Argelis
no aparece en la lista de los pacientes
graves del Gorgas. Sin embargo, tendri
que mantenerse hospitalizada por algin
tiempo, debido a las heridas que sufri6 y a
la operaci6n que fue necesario practicarle.

neta Opel acompafiada del fot6grafo de
la Compafia, Cleveland Soper III, en
misi6n relacionada con el program de
visit a los jubilados por incapacidad fisica
y al acercarse a Terminales PanamA, en la
Carretera Transistmica, bajo un torrencial
aguacero, vio a un individuo tirado en la
calle y a otro joven tratando de levantarlo.
Aminor6 la march del vehiculo y al
acercarse lentamente pudo comprobar que
el individuo estaba malherido y desan-
grAndose. Inmediatamente se baj6 y dio
las instrucciones para que el hombre, que
estaba inconsciente, fuese levantado de
manera adecuada. Lo colocaron en la parte
trasera del autom6vil y lo condujeron al
Hospital del Seguro Social, en la misma via.
En el Hospital se le hicieron las suturas
nccesarias para evitar que muriera desan-
grado y se orden6 su hospitalizaci6n
bajo observaci6n medica por temerse que
tuviera golpes internos.
La rapidez y eficiencia con que la en-
fermera Cantillo actu6, salv6 la vida del
hombre que habia sido atropellado por un
individuo que huy6. Su gesto ha sido favo-
rablemente comentado por quienes han
tenido conocimiento del mismo.

Nueva Locomotora
La primera de tres nuevas locomotoras
de 1,200 caballos de fuerza, encargadas
por el Ferrocarril de PanamA para reem-
plazar a las que tienen mAs de 21 afios de
estar en uso, era esperada en el Istmo el
dia 11 de julio.
Estas nuevas locomotoras fueron cons-
truidas por la General Motors en LaGrange,
Ill., y son las primeras ordenadas por el
Ferrocarril de Panama en los 61timos
10 afios. La nueva locomotora-que fue
embarcada en el vapor "Crist6bal"-entrarA
en servicio este fin de semana.

JULY 13, 1962

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