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 27, 1962
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Periodicals -- Canal Zone   ( lcsh )
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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. 6 Weekly Publication of the Panama Canal Company Friday, July 27, 1962

School Essays To

Mark Birth Of

New Nations

Essay contests in the Latin American
Schools will help focus Canal Zone atten-
tion next month on the independence
ceremonies of two Caribbean Islands which
are the "Old Countries" from which the
forebears of many Isthmian residents
Jamaica, the first new nation to be born
in the Western Hemisphere in more than
a half century, becomes an independent
member of the British Commonwealth on
August 6, to be followed on August 31
by Trinidad and Tobago.
The contests will be tied in with the
annual observances of Book Week in the
Republic of Panama. This year the Zone
students will concentrate on books dealing
with the discovery, history, population and
economy of the Islands, and with the
modern steps leading to their independence.
Some pupils will prepare relief maps of
the Islands' geography; others will make
pictorial displays; still others will give
oral presentations. Folkways of the Islands
and the lives of outstanding leaders of
Jamaica, Trinidad, and Tobago will also
be among the possible topics for the essays.
Industrial and political development-both
past and present-will provide subjects for
older students.
Essays to be written in elementary
grades 3 and 4 will be not more than one
page or 500 words; those for grades 5 and
6 may run a page and a half.
In the secondary schools, grades 7 and
8 will write 2-page essays of about 500
words, grades 9 and 10 about three pages
or 750 words and grades 11 and 12 not
more than four pages or 1,000 words.
Plans for the observances of the inde-
pendence days were still being developed
by members of the school system's super-
visory staff as THE SPILLWAY prepared
to go to press.

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FIRST PANAMA CANAL EMPLOYEES to take advantage of the Canal Guide Service
offer for an inspection tour of Miraflores Locks and Gaillard Cut were employees of the
Balboa Retail Store. To permit each person on the payroll to bring a friend or relative,
the group split in half and went on successive Monday mornings. Canal buses met the
groups at Shaler Triangle at 9 a.m. After watching ships moving into and through the
Lock chambers, the group boarded the sightseeing craft Las Cruces for a partial transit.
Guides first explained what happened at Contractors and Gold Hills in construction days.
Several employees recalled that they had fathers or grandfathers who worked there in the
years when dirt was flying. Later, as the vessel approached Gamboa, Guides explained
the current history being made every day as men and heavy machinery widen and deepen
the Canal channel. The employees club provided its own refreshments for the expedition.

50 Miles On Randolph
After a series of studies by traffic engi-
neers, the speed limit on Randolph Road
has been increased from 40 m.p.h. to
50 m.p.h.
Civic Councils on the Atlantic side had
urged the study and resulting change in
speed limits.
The speed limit was upped to 50 m.p.h.
some time ago on a section of Gaillard
Highway between Madden Wye and
Both sections have been marked with
the allowable speed.

Mrs. Morgan Honored
Mrs. Pat Morgan of Morgan's Gardens
on the Pacific side of the Isthmus has
joined the honored residents of the
Isthmus who have been awarded the
Order of Vasco Nfiiez de Balboa by the
Government of Panama.
The wife of a retired Panama Canal
employee, Mrs. Morgan was recognized
last week as a result of the many contribu-
tions she has made to relations among
Isthmian residents through her free floral
arrangement classes, the annual flower
show which she organized, and other




Our Man Shirokov

Goes To Moscow
Gorgas Hospital specialist Dr. E. P.
Shirokov, who is on loan to the National
Cancer Institute in Washington, has
reached Moscow as one of a limited
number of medical scientists to be ex-
changed under a program sponsored by
the United States and Soviet Governments.
The Institute is reimbursing Gorgas for
his salary.
After a minute security investigation,
Dr. Shirokov was sent on a round of visits
to cancer centers to review what the
United States is doing to combat the
disease. As a result, he will be able to
exchange the most up-to-date medical
know-how with the Russian scientist along-
side whom he will be working in a
common effort to find a cure for one of
mankind's greatest killers.
Living from suitcases, the doctor visited
a group of hospitals in Houston, Tex., as
well as medical centers at Chicago, in
Wisconsin and at Duke University. He
also spent time at Walter Reed Hospital,
Johns Hopkins, and Harvard University.
In Atlantic City, N.J., he attended a
convention of the American Society for
Artificial Internal Organs, and in Montreal,
Canada, sat in on a meeting of the Head
and Neck Surgical Society.
Reporting informally to fellow physi-
cians at Gorgas, the good doctor outlined
much new medical lore which should be
useful on his return to the Isthmus as well
as in his exchange studies.
Mrs. Shirokov flew to Washington for
a visit with her husband before he sailed
on the "Bergensfjord" for Leningrad. From
there he planned to drive his own car on
to Moscow.
Language barriers during his visit to
Rusia? There won't be any, as he speaks

Chambers Family

Imports Nephew
A 3-year summer vacation project which
has been keeping the L. W. Chambers
family of Balboa busy might be called
"Operation Nephew."
As a high-school graduation present to
their three nephews who live in Burbank,
Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Chambers offer a trip
to the Isthmus. Last summer they were
hosts to William Lawson III, and this
year their guest is Fred Lawson. Both are
sons of Mr. and Mrs. William Lawson, Jr.,
former residents of the Canal Zone. Next
year, Larry, the youngest Lawson brother,
is scheduled to come down after he is
The boys have been having such a good
time here that the Chambers may extend
graduation-trip privileges later to their
8-year-old sister, Catherine Lawson, who
will finish high school about 4 years
from now.

No Fat Cat, He

All four young children of Dr. and Mrs.
Allen Jackson loved and played with the
family's tiger striped cat. But 6-month-old
Tod was the special pet and sparring
partner of 4-year-old Danny.
So when the Gorgas doctor's family
decided to pull up stakes in Ancon and
head home to Louisiana, Mrs. Jackson
made a point of finding Tod a good home.
The Jackson's maid, who had taken a job
next door, promised to look after him.
But when the packing men had crated
the beds and the family had left to board
the "Cristobal," Tod seemed to have
run away.
Back in Baton Rouge, weeks later, Dr.
and Mrs. Jackson started to unpack their
furniture. They heard a cat's cry. Then out
of a box spring dashed a thin grey feline
"acting very silly," as Mrs. Jackson later
wrote a former neighbor here. He did
look like Tod. But the adult Jacksons were
skeptical until they took him next door
where the children were staying.
When Tod and Danny met, there was
no doubt who was who. The excited animal
calmed down right away, and after a bowl
of milk seemed none the worse for his
Dr. Jackson looked at the calendar. Tod
had been 21 days on Cristobal dock, at
sea, in New Orleans and in the moving
van without food or water.

It was just another work day for other
men digging and dumping dirt near the
Canal Zone Junior High School where the
Florida Pipe Coating Company is installing
air-conditioning ducts; But for independent
truck driver Ram6n Miguez, 34, of La
Carrasquilla, Panama City, it was the 12th
anniversary of his marriage. After a few
more loads he thought he'd knock off and
go downtown to buy his wife a present.
But Ram6n has good eyesight. Some-
thing in the spoil caught his glance. It was
a $20 goldpiece, tarnished but genuine.
It bore the date 1857, and the stars in the
U.S. flag on its face numbered exactly 12.
Experts who have looked at the coin say
it's a fresh-minted piece. A collector
promptly offered Ram6n $300 for the item.
But Ram6n would not part with his lucky
find. He gave it to his wife who may wear
it soon on a charm bracelet.

There is no future in any job. The future
is in the worker.

No opportunity is ever lost. The other
person takes those you miss.

You Can't Take

Your Boa Along

On Home Leave

When one vacation-bound Canal em-
ployee boarded the SS "Cristobal" carry-
ing a couple of boa constrictors and another
came up the gangplank with a cage full
of parakeets, the Transportation Section
cried "uncle."
A transportation official said: "You'd
better remind people that families going
on vacation can't take their pets on the
Pets may be transported by employees
and dependents when they are leaving the
Isthmus for good. But people being ter-
minated should make plans and check on
regulations, costs and documentation far
in advance.
U.S. Quarantine regulations applied in
New Orleans may change from time to
time. So the only way to avoid disappoint-
ment about travel for a pet ocelot or coati,
or even the family dog, is to contact the
Transportation Section as early as possible.
Somebody at Balboa 2182 will answer
Regulations on some pets provide that
the creature must have been in the posses-
sion of its owner for several months before

Rules Relaxed On Loading
Vehicles In New Orleans
Permission has been granted for pas-
sengers bringing automobiles southbound
out of New Orleans aboard the "Cristobal"
to leave personal effects in the trunks.
Anything left inside the trunk of a vehicle
is at owner's risk, however, the Water
Transportation Division has emphasized.
There will be no refunds on loss or
Northbound aboard the "Cristobal," it is
still necessary that everything except tools
and parts pertaining to the vehicle be
removed from the trunk.
Employees who have learned of this
liberalization have been writing informally
to those now on vacation in the States to
let them know of changed regulations.

Federal employees called txi court as
witnesses for the United States or District
of Columbia Government, or to serve on
a jury, may take leave with pay. No charge
against annual leave is made, but they may
receive no fees.

Federal employees in an official travel
status may be authorized a maximum sub-
sistence travel allowance of $16 a day
within continental U.S. But agencies can
allow less than the maximum if conditions

JULY 27, 1962

Vol. 1, No. 6 Publicaci6n semanal de la Companiia del Canal de Panami Viernes 27 de julio de 1962




La atenci6n de los alumnos de las es-
cuelas latinoamericanas se concentrarA
sobre la independencia de varias islas del
Caribe, por medio de various concursos de
composici6n que se estAn organizando en
esas escuelas de la Zona del Canal en la
cual estudian muchos nifios cuyos antepa-
sados procedieron precisamente de dichas
Jamaica, la primera naci6n que surge
independiente en el Continente en los 61ti-
mos 50 afios, se convertirA en un miembro
independiente de la Comunidad de Nacio-
nes BritAnicas el dia 6 de agosto, seguida
por Tobago y Trinidad el dia 31.
Los concursos a que hacemos referencia
coincidirAn con la Semana del Libro en
la Rep6blica de PanamA. Este aio, los es-
tudiantes de la Zona del Canal se concen-
trarAn en los libros que tienen que ver con
el descubrimiento, la historic, la poblaci6n
y la economic de las islas y con las cir-
cunstancias que las condujeron a su nuevo
Algunos alumnos estin preparando
mapas en relieve de las islas; otros harin
presentaciones de oratoria sobre el tema.
SerAn tambien t6picos de las composicio-
nes, la vida de destacados lideres insularcs.
El desarrollo industrial y politico de esas
islas-en el present y en el pasado-serAn
temas que trataran los alumnos mayores.
Las composiciones para los grades ele-
mentales 39 y 49, no deben ser de mAs de
500 palabras. Los de 59 y 69 de una pagina
y media. En la secundaria, los grades 79 y
89 tendrAn que escribir composiciones de
dos piginas o de 500 palabras; los grades
99 y 109, de cerca de tres pAginas o unas
750 palabras y los grades 119 y 129, no
mAs de cuatro pAginas o 1,000 palabras.

M6dico del Gorgas

Viaja Hacia Rusia

Un medico del Hospital Gorgas que fue
cedido temporalmente por esa instituci6n
al National Cancer Institute de Wash-
ington, se encuentra ahora en Mosci, como
miembro de un limitado grupo de cien-

Gratificaci6n por

Equipo de la Epoca

de la Construcci6n
El Director de la Divisi6n de Inge-
nieria y Construcci6n del Canal de
PanamA, Coronel M. C. Harrison, esti
sumamente interesado en la recu-
peraci6n de equipo de la 6poca de la
construcci6n del Canal.
Existe el prop6sito de colocar todo el
equipo de la era de la construcci6n que
se recupere, en un sitio apropiado, para
que sirva como un muestrario de la
hist6rica maquinaria empleada por los
zapadores de la gran obra interoceAnica.
Toda informaci6n o equipo que se
entregue, sera altamente agradecido y
quien lo suministre, gratificado por la
Division de Ingenieria y Construcci6n.

tificos norteamericanos que participan en
un intercambio medico patrocinado por los
gobiernos de los Estados Unidos y Rusia.
Pero el Instituto le reembolsa al Gorgas
su salario.
El Dr. E. P. Shirokov estuvo visitando
various centros cancer6logos de los Estados
Unidos para ver los progress logrados en
la lucha contra ese flagelo. Como resultado
de esa jira esta ahora en posici6n de rea-
lizar un intercambio de conocimientos cien-
tificos de 61tima hora con los investigadores
rusos con los cuales el gobierno de los
Estados Unidos ha unido sus esfuerzos en
una desesperada batalla final contra el
El Dr. Shirokov estuvo en centros m6di-
cos del cAncer en Houston, y en las
Universidades de Chicago, Wisconsin, y
Harvard. En Atlantic City concurri6 a una
conferencia de la Sociedad Americana para
Organos Internos Artificiales y en Montreal,
CanadA, tuvo oportunidad de ir a una
reunion de la Sociedad de Cirugia del
Cuello y de la Cabeza.
Informalmente, el destacado medico ha
escrito a sus colegas que a su regreso
traerA un amplio y nuevo bagaje cienti-
fico. Su esposa viaj6 a Washington a
despedirlo, cuando l1 iba a tomar el "Ber-
gensfjord" para Leningrado, ciudad de la
cual se dirigirA a Mosc6 en autom6vil.





Los vecinos del sector AtlAntico de la
Zona del Canal estarAn interesados en saber
que, despu6s de cuidadosos studios, los
ingenieros de trifico han decidido aumen-
tar el limited de velocidad en la carretera
Randolph, de 40 a 50 millas por hora.
La solicitud para que se aumentara el
limited de velocidad fue presentada formal-
mente por los Consejos Civicos del AtlAn-
tico. El limited de velocidad fue aumentado
a 50 m.p.h. en la via Gaillard-de la represa
Wyr a Gamboa-hace ya algdn tiempo.
En ambos sectors se han colocado se-
fiales alusivas al limited de velocidad, para
mayor conveniencia de los automedontes.

Operaci6n Caramelo

Los nifiitos panamefios que tienen que
someterse a la tortura de las inyecciones
para protegerse o curarse de la tuberculo-
sis, lo estan haciendo ahora con un con-
suelo, por lo menos. Un tremendo caramelo
contribute a hacer menos doloroso el
Ello se debe a que el senior T. G. Relihan,
Gerente General de la Divisi6n de Abastos
de la Compaiifa del Canal de Panama, ha
puesto en acci6n la "operaci6n caramelo"
suministrando a las clinics en donde los
infants tienen que inyectarse en Panama,
una buena provision de caramelos.
Esta operaci6n ha cambiado completa-
mente el panorama de las clinics. Tambi6n
ha disminuido, como era de esperarse, el
volume de los llantos y las cascades de
lgrimas que amenazaban inundar esas
clinics cada vez que habia que ponerle
inyecciones a los menores.

Revelan La Muerte de
Un Ex-Practico

Noticula publicada en el nimero del
4 de mayo de THE PANAMA CANAL
REVIEW, en el sentido de que Joe Morgan,
Ayudante del Puesto Elbert S. Waid, de la
Legi6n Americana en Crist6bal, buscaba
informaci6n concerniente al ex-prictico
del Canal, M. W. Baisieux, dio como resul-
tado la noticia de que el capitin Baisieux
habia muerto.
Al capitAn Baisieux le sobrevive su viuda,
la sefiora Mae J. Baisieux. El senior Morgan
hace los arreglos necesarios para enviarle
la Medalla de Servicios Distinguidos que le
concedi6 la Legi6n Americana en 1933
a su esposo y que fue encontrada en Nueva,
York el afio pasado.
La sefiora Baisieux vive en Albuquerque,
N. Mex.

Los del Comisariato Fueron Primero .



Los empleados del Comisariato de Bal-
boa fueron los primeros en disfrutar del
ofrecimiento del Servicio de Guias de la
Zona del Canal para una jira por el Canal.
Para que cada empleado de esa depen-
dencia pudiera llevar a un pariente o
amigo, el grupo se dividi6 en dos y realize
la jira en dos lunes consecutivos.
Los autobuses recogieron a los escursio-
nistas a las 9 de la mafiana en el Triangulo
Shaler, de donde viajaron a las esclusas
a ver los barcos pasar. Despues realizaron
un trfnsito parcial del Canal en la lancha
"Las Cruces."
Los guias les explicaron los trabajos que
se habian realizado en los Cerros del Con-
tratista y Oro durante los dias de la cons-
trucci6n y muchos de ellos rememoraron
que sus progenitores habian trabajado en
esa misma 6poca alli. Al acercarse a
Gamboa se enteraron de la magnitude de
los trabajos de ensanche.
El club de empleados suministr6 las
bebidas y emparedados, mientras que el
servicio de guias, buses y lancha fue gra-
tuito. Un vocero de los empleados que
visitaron el Canal envi6 una carta de
agradecimiento por el gesto.
Viajes similares estin siendo planeados
para otros grupos de empleados del Canal
que han aceptado la invitaci6n del Ser-
vicio de Guias para que conozcan mejor
la empresa para la cual trabaian. Foto de
esta excursion puede apreciarse en la
secci6n inglesa de THE SPILLWAY.

El Teniente Coronel Elroy H. Schwarze,
Coordinador de las Actividades de Radio-
aficionados del Comando del Caribe con
sede en Quarry Heights, acaba de anunciar
el establecimiento del servicio de radio
para particulares en la Zona del Canal.
Los folletos de instrucciones y formu-
larios de solicitudes para conseguir fre-
cuencias, pueden obtenerse en la Oficina
244 de la Rama Administrativa del Canal
de PanamA, en el Edificio de Administra-
ci6n en Balboa Heights, Zona del Canal.
Los reglamentos para el uso de este
servicio y las frecuencias autorizadas para
dichas intercomunicaciones locales, son di-
ferentes a las de los Estados Unidos. El
libro de instrucciones debe, por lo tanto,
ser leido y comprendido por los ciudadanos
elegibles de la Zona del Canal, antes de
comprar cualquier equipo para la banda
radial usada por los particulares.

jLleveselo Todo.

Menos sus Loros

y sus Culebras!
Hace poco, un zoneita que iba a abordar
el vapor "Crist6bal" con rumbo a los Es-
tados Unidos, a pasar sus vacaciones, fue
detenido en la pasarela porque llevaba
dos tremendas boas. Otro vacacionista tuvo
que dejar en el muelle su caja de pericos
y loros.
Ello ocurri6 porque ninguno de los dos
se molest6 en averiguar qu6 trAmites tenia
que realizar para viajar con sus animals
domesticos. Las personas que dejan el
Canal permanentemente pueden llevarse
sus animals. Pero los que se van de vaca-
ciones tienen que consultar con la Divisi6n
de Transportes (Balboa 2182) para ente-
rarse de todo lo que tienen que hacer y
evitar que les suceda lo de los duefios de
las boas y los loros.

Un Gato Rompe la

Cortina del Eter
El Dr. Alien Jackson, qui6n prestaba
servicios en el Gorgas, su esposa y sus
cuatro hijos dejaron recientemente Anc6n
para mudarse a Baton Rouge, La. Antes
de hacerlo obsequiaron su gato de 4 meses,
Tod, a su criada quin iba a trabajar con
unos vecinos. Tod era el compafiero pre-
dilecto de Danny, el menor de los Jackson,
de 4 afios.
A la hora de despedirse, Tod no apare-
cia por ningin lado. Aparentemente se
habia escapade. Los Jackson Ilegaron a
Baton Rouge, 21 dias despu6s de haber
salido de Anc6n y al abrir las cajas en
donde los muebles habian sido embarca-
dos . apareci6 Tod. El gato se habia
escondido alli durante el embalaje de los
muebles. Naturalmente, la identificaci6n
fue complete cuando el pequefio Danny y
Tod se encontraron.

27 DE JULIO DE 1962

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