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 20, 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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Vol. 1, No. 5 Weekly Publication of the Panama Canal Company

Friday, July 20, 1962

Sis f --J New Picnic Area

Those attending the safety award ceremony at Pedro Miguel enjoyed refreshments after
the presentation.

Locks Employees
Employees of the Locks Division of the
Canal's Marine Bureau last week received
their second safety award in 3 years in

Sylvester Callender
To Governor's Staff
A longtime leader in community activi-
ties in Canal Zone Latin American com-
munities has been selected to fill the newly
created position of Community Relations
Assistant on the staff of Governor Fleming.
Sylvester Callender, who has been em-
ployed by the Canal organization for
36 years and at present is acting manager
of the Paraiso Retail Store, will assume
his new duties on July 30.
Mr. Callender will serve as an advisor
and coordinator to assist the administra-
tion in matters involving the Latin Amer-
ican communities which require attention
of the Governor's office. He also will
develop procedures to provide better com-
munications between residents of the
communities and the administration.

Earn Safety Award
recognition of having worked more than
a million man-hours without a lost-time
During a presentation ceremony at Pedro
Miguel Locks, Lieutenant Governor Leber
congratulated the workers on their safety
record and made some brief remarks about
the importance of safety to each individual
employee of the Company/Government.
Capt. Richard G. Jack, Marine Director,
told approximately 100 officials and em-
ployees attending the award ceremony that
the 1,233,419 accident-free man-hours of
work by Locks Division employees between
October 7, 1961, and April 2, 1962 rep-
resented "prevention of human misery," as
well as dollar savings.
Safety Chief Warren Smith presented
the award plaque to Locks Division Chief
Roy Stockham, who then presented indi-
vidual plaques to the Superintendents of
each of the Locks branches.
The Locks Division previously received
an award of merit in 1959, when 1,316,000
man-hours were worked without a lost-time

At Gatun
A new picnic area is being developed on
the Atlantic side of the Isthmus as one
of the first projects of this type planned
in the improvement and expansion of
recreation facilities in the Canal Zone.
Walter Mikulich, Special Services Officer
of the Canal organization, said the new
picnic grounds probably will be ready for
use within 90 days.
Located on top of a hill overlooking
Gatun Locks, the Canal channel, and the
Third Locks excavation. Limon Bay also
can be seen from the picnic grounds, which
once was occupied by an antiaircraft
battery, but has not been used for a
number of years for that purpose.
Approximately an acre in the vicinity of
a large concrete slab located on the hilltop
plateau now is being cleared of under-
growth and other undesirable features in
preparation for making it into a picnic area.
Facilities to be installed include a large
bohio, complete with tables and benches,
and outdoor fireplaces and barbecue pits.
The new picnic grounds can be reached
by following Jadwin Road to the signal
light at the intersection of Jadwin and
Bolivar Street, from where you may follow
the blacktop road south to the first turnoff
to the left, which leads to the top of the
hill and the grounds.

Picnic grounds now available in the
Canal Zone are:
Fort San Lorenzo.
Madden Lake.
Cruces Trail picnic grounds in the
Madden Forest Reserve.
George Green Park in the Madden
Forest Reserve.
Summit Gardens.
Miraflores Observatory.
Contractors Hill.




James MacLaren, new Chief of the Di-
vision of Sanitation of the Canal Zone
Health Bureau, arrived on the Isthmus

Wednesday, July 11, from New Orleans,
accompanied by his wife and three chil-
dren. Mr. MacLaren is to succeed John P.
Smith, Jr., who was appointed Assistant
to the Health Director several months ago.
A native of Montana, Mr. MacLaren is
a graduate of the University of Montana
and later received a degree in sanitary
engineering at Harvard University. He also
took a degree in civil engineering at Penn
State University and recently obtained a
master of public health degree at the
University of California at Berkeley.
He served as a sanitary engineer with
the U.S. Army in Kure and Tokyo, Japan,
from 1945 to 1948 and later remained as
Public Health Engineer in Japan. From
1951 to 1958 he was Chief of the Sanita-
tion Section of the Public Health Branch
of the U.S. Army in Pusan and Seoul,
Korea, where he initiated and organized
an emergency sanitation program for South
From 1958 to 1961, Mr. MacLaren was
stationed in Lima, Peru, as Public Health
Engineer with the Pan-American Organiza-
tion working in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador,
and Colombia.

Zone pooches must have new tags by
August 1. They're available at the license
bureau-if you have a valid anti-rabies
vaccination record for Fido. . Gorgas
Dr. William Hoskinson's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Scott Hoskinson, visiting here from
their Montana home, headed back for their
native Pacific Northwest this week. . .
Executive Planning Staff Economist Hugh
Norris went fishing some days back, the
boat was threatening to crack into the
shoreline and the lithe Hugh jumped into
the water to hold it back, getting thor-
oughly soaked. A few days later, he was
in Gorgas with pneumonia. Recovering
now, however.

Appliance Shop Moved
Effective the first of this month, the
appliance shop on the Pacific side of the
Zone was moved from Building 66-B on
Roosevelt Avenue in Balboa to Building 14
in the Industrial Area, the work done by
the shop having been shifted from the
Electrical Division to the Maintenance
The appliance shop on the Atlantic side,
formerly located in Building 7051-C in
Mount Hope, has been transferred to
Building 7024 in Mount Hope.
Hours of service on both sides of the
Isthmus is from 7 to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m., on weekdays.

Former Lt. Cov. and Mrs. John D.
McElheny spent this week in the Zone,
while Colonel McElheny attended the
Conference of the American Armies at
Fort Amador. During their busman's holi-
day, the McElheny's stayed in the home
of the Frank Lerchens, who are vacationing
Stateside. . If you would like to add
written encouragement to the enthusiasm
of the VFW Teener Baseball Team now
heading Stateside for the August 5-11
Hershey National Teener Tournament, you
can write: Canal Zone VFW Teener Base-
ball Team, c/o Hershey Country Club,
Hershey, Pa.
How about that 2-stroke lead which
won 17-year-old "Chipper" Purdy, son of
Mrs. Michael Purdy of Gorgas, the Isthmian
Junior Amateur Championship, with an
8-over-par 224 for the 54 holes? Any of
you "experienced" duffers want to try your
skill against that? . And, apropos to
recent Civic Council discussion, Zone
cheeseburgers now are 35 cents each
instead of 40 cents.

The President has submitted to Congress
a bill to authorize Federal agencies to
withhold from the pay of Federal civilian
employees the dues for membership in
certain employee organizations. Withhold-
ing would require voluntary authorization
by the employee. Employee would be
allowed to withdraw his authorization at
regular intervals. Cost of withholding
would be borne by employee organizations.

Sad, Perhaps,

But True 'Tis

Several SPILLWAY readers have ques-
tioned the accuracy of our item of 2 weeks
ago that U.S. citizens employed in the
Zone and returning to the United States
on vacation would have to pay duty on
foreign-made automobiles, even though
the cars are to be returned to the Zone with
the owners after the vacation.
In a letter dated July 10, 1962, the
Bureau of Customs office in New Orleans
told an employee of the Canal organization:
"Please be informed that an employee
of the Panama Canal . arriving in the
United States for vacation purposes will
be required to pay duty on a foreign-made
automobile. The rate of duty is 7V percent
ad valorem . .based on the foreign
wholesale value."

Zone Golf Club

Honors Top

Canal Officials

Governor Fleming, last week became
Honorary Member No. 1 of the Lakeview
Golf Club and Lt. Gov. W. P. Leber was
made Honorary Member No. 2.
Alpheus Shan, employee of the Com-
munity Services Division and president of
the club, which is located in the former
Red Tank ballfield along Gaillard High-
way, presented the honorary member-
ship to Governor Fleming in his office.
A. Blades, maintenance supervisor at the
club, presented the Lieutenant Governor's
membership card. (A picture of the two
men in the Governor's office is included
in the Spanish-language section of THE
Governor Fleming told Mr. Shan that
the Canal organization will assist the club
in further development of its grounds and
facilities. The Governor said an attempt will
be made to locate a house or other building
slated for demolition which could be
moved to the former ballfield for use as a
clubhouse. If a clubhouse is obtained,
officers of the club hope to expand the
activities, membership, and facilities
The Lakeview Golf Club was formed in
1957 and now has 30 active members. Mr.
Shan, A. Holder, and C. Hurley originated
the idea of founding the club and obtained
permission from A. I. Bauman, super-
intendent of the Grounds Branch, and
former Gov. W. E. Potter to use the
Directors of the Club, in addition to
President Shan, Manager Holder, and
Treasurer Hurley, include Vice President
L; Allyne, and Secretary H. Boswell.

JULY 20, 1962

aclonag e JankJ of the Canal


Vol. 1, No. 5 Publiacl6n semanal de to Compaiia del Canal de Panami Viemes 20 de julio de 1962

El Gobernador Fleming Miembro EN EL ATLANTICO

Honorario Del Club De Golf Lakeview HABRA UNA NUEVA

El Gobernador de la Zona del Canal, senior Robert J. Fleming, Jr., recibe la tarjeta
Miembro Honorario No. 1 del Club de Golf Lakeview, de Pedro Miguel, de manos de
dirigentes A. Shan y A. Blades. Una tarieta similar, le fue entregada al Vice Goberna
senior W. P. Leber, en la misma fecha, acreditandolo igualmente como socio honor
de esa instituci6n recreativa.

El senior Gobernador de la Zona del
Canal, Robert J. Fleming, Jr., se convirti6
en el Miembro Honorario No. 1 del Club
de Golf de Lakeview, que funciona en
Pedro Miguel, al hacerle entrega de la tar-
jeta simb61ica que lo distingue como tal,
el President de esa organizaci6n recrea-
tiva, senior Alpheus Shan.
La tarjeta de Miembro Honorario No. 2
le fue entregada, al mismo tiempo, al Vice
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal, senior
W. P. Leber, por el Jefe de Mantenimiento
del club, senior A. Blades.
El Club de Golf Lakeview, fue fundado
en 1957 y cuenta actualmente con mas de
30 miembros activos. Esta ubicado entire
el Canal y la Via Gaillard en un Area de

13.1 acres, en el mismo sitio en do
antes quedaba el campo de Base Bal
Red Tank.
La idea de fundar el club la tuvieror
socios A. Shan, A. Holder y C. Hur
qui6nes interesaron en la misma al si
A. L. Bauman, Superintendente de Te
nos, qui6n les brind6 todo su apoyo
conseguir que el ex-Gobernador Will
E. Potter les concediera permiso
utilizar el campo para sus activida
El club ofrece facilidades a los mi
bros, que pagan una cuota mensual de
y tambi6n a los miembros de las Fue
Armadas y visitantes de la RepAblica
(Pasa a la pdgin


1 El sector del Atlintico contara pr6xi-
mamente con un area para picnics con
todas las facilidades, en las vecindades de
Gatin, seg6n anunci6 el Director de Ser-
vicios Especiales de la Organizaci6n del
Canal, senior Walter Mikulich.
En efecto, una hermosa plataforma na-
S tural que mira hacia el Canal, frente al
tercer juego de esclusas, sera acondicionada
para tal efecto en los pr6ximos 90 dias.
S La nueva Area para picnics esta ubicada
al lado sur de Cat6n, en donde antigua-
mente quedaba una bacteria antiaerea.
Actualmente se ha procedido a la lim-
pieza del lugar, que a pesar de haber sido
invadido por la hierba es utilizado por
muchos moradores del AtlAntico con el
prop6sito de merendar o pasear con sus
familiares en ese lugar.
Una vez limpiado el sitio, se procederA
S a instalar alli un gran bohio, mesas y
bancas, y fogones para barbacoas.
de La accesibilidad al lugar es magnifica
los pues hay que tomar Anicamente por
dor, Jadwin Road en Gatnm, hacia el sur, pa-
ario sando por las piscina hacia el camino de
macadam, hasta llegar al punto sefialado.
De la intersecci6n de Jadwin Road y
nde Bolivar Street hasta el Area de picnics
I de del AtlAntico solo hay 1% mills. Como
se ha dicho ya, el proyecto de ampliar las
Slots facilidades del lugar tomarA 3 meses, pero
rley, actualmente el local estA en uso.


a 2)

En nuestra pagina 2 encontraran nues-
tros lectures una lista de algunos de los
sitios en donde se encuentran areas de
picnics accesibles en la Zona del Canal
de Panama.





Sylvester Callender

Sylvester Callender, persona que se ha
destacado por sus multiples actividades
civicas en las diferentes comunidades lati-
noamericanas de la Zona del Canal, ha sido
designado Coordinador de Relaciones de
las Comunidades Latinoamericanas, en el
personal del Cobernador Fleming.
Callender, qui6n ha sido empleado de
la organizaci6n del Canal por mis de 36
afios y actualmente es Gerente Encargado
del Comisariato de Paraiso, comenzarA sus
nuevas funciones el dia 30 de julio.
La misi6n del senior Callender serA la de
Consejero y Coordinador de la Administra-
ci6n, en asuntos concernientes a las comu-
nidades latinoamericanas, que requieren
la atenci6n del Gobernador. A trav6s de su
labor, el senior Callender desarrollarA pro-
cedimientos tendientes a mejorar la inter-
comunicaci6n entire la Administraci6n y
esas comunidades.

Nuevo Jefe de la Seccion

Sanitaria Llega al Istmo
Un ingeniero sanitario con un historical salud pfiblica en la Universidad de
professional envidiable, acaba de llegar a la California, en Berkeley.
Zona del Canal con el prop6sito de hacerse Su hoja de servicios como ingeniero sa-
cargo del puesto de Jefe de la Secci6n nitario del ejercito norteamericano incluye
Sanitaria de la Divisi6n de Salubridad. Se trabajos en Kure y Tokio, Jap6n, de 1945
trata del senior James MacLaren, qui6n a 1948. En Jap6n ejerci6 tambi6n las fun-
arrib6 al Istmo procedente de Nueva ciones de Ingeniero de Salud PAblica. De
Orleans el dia 11 de los corrientes, acor- 1951 a 1958 fue Jefe de la Secci6n de
paiiado de su sefiora y sus tres hijos. El Sanidad de la rama de Salud Pfblica del
senior MacLaren reemplaza en esa alta Ej6rcito de los Estados Unidos en Pusan
posici6n al senior John P. Smith, Jr., qui6n y Seoul, Corea. En Corea del Sur inici6
fue designado hace poco Sub-Director de y organize una campafia sanitaria de
la Division de Salubridad. emergencia.
El nuevo jefe sanitario naci6 en Mon- De 1958 a 1961, el senior MacLaren
tana, en cuya universidad se gradu6. En estuvo prestando sus valiosos servicios
Harvard, se recibi6 de ingeniero sanita- en Lima, Perd, como Ingeniero de Salud
rio. Tambi6n obtuvo su titulo de inge- Pdblica de la Uni6n Panamericana.
niero civil en la Universidad Penn State Tambi6n ha trabajado en Bolivia,
y recientemente logr6 un "master" en Ecuador y Colombia.

La Direcci6n de Servicios Especiales del Canal de PanamA ha informado
que durante todo el afio permanecen abiertas las siguientes Areas de picnic
en la Zona del Canal:
Fuerte San Lorenzo.
Lago Madden, con su mirador al cruzar el puente o el Area de bafio, pesca
y picnic en el mismo lago.
Real Camino de las Cruces, en la Reserva Forestal.
Parque George Green, en la Reserva Forestal.
Jardines de Summit.
Observatorio de Miraflores.
Cerro del Contratista.

Los empleados de la Divisi6n de Esclu-
sas, pertenecientes a la Divisi6n de Marina
del Canal de Panama, recibieron la semana
pasada el segundo premio de seguridad
que se ganan en el termino de 3 afios, por
haber trabajado mAs de 1 mill6n de horas
laborables, sin un solo accident.
Durante la ceremonia de entrega de
premios en las Esclusas de Pedro Miguel,
el Vice Gobernador Leber felicit6 a los
obreros por su marca de seguridad y habl6
brevemente sobre la importancia de la se-
guridad a cada empleado de la Compaiiia
y el Cobierno.

Un grupo de 30 damas de la Zona
del Canal se encuentra extendiendo in-
vitaciones para un tB que sera ofrecido
en la Residencia del Gobernador en
Balboa Heights, el mi6rcoles 25 de julio,
de 3 a 5:30 de la tarde.
Los preparativos fueron realizados
por dichas damas en una reunion ce-
lebrada recientemente con la sefiora
Eleanor Marion Fleming, esposa del
Gobernador Fleming. En dicha reuni6n
se discutieron los planes para un pro-
grama de asistencia social en el Istmo,
el cual sera patrocinado por sefioras de
todas las comunidades zoneitas.
Los fondos que se recojan en dicho
event social serAn empleados integra-
mente en un program que habrA de
ser escogido por las damas que asistan
al te.

(Viene de la primera pdgina)
PanamA, quienes pagan solamente 80.25
por el uso de los terrenos.
El pr6ximo paso que darAn los diri-
gentes del club seri el de construir su
propia casa-club, para lo cual han recibido
c6lida acogida del senior Gobernador,
qui6n ha girado instrucciones para que ello
sea possible en cuanto las circunstancias lo
permitan. Una vez logrado este prop6sito,
los miembros del Club de Golf de Lake-
view se proponen organizer torneos y
ampliar las facilidades de la entidad, para
beneficio de todos los residents de las
comunidades zoneitas que deseen aprove-
charlas, asi como tambi6n, los miembros
de las Fuerzas Armadas y ciudadanos
La directive del club estA integrada de
la siguiente manera: Presidente, A. Shan;
Vice Presidente, L. Allyne; Gerente,
A. Holder; Tesorero, C. Hurley; Secretario,
H. Boswell; y Jefe de Mantenimiento,
A. Blades.

20 DE JULIO DE 1962

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