Title: Spillway
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098946/00018
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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: October 11, 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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Volume ID: VID00018
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 07258071
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Vol. 1, No. 17 Weekly Publication of the Panama Canal Thursday, October 11, 1962




To Years ...

An Isthmian ceremony of wide com-
munity interest is the dedication Saturday
of Balboa Circle as Stevens Circle, re-
naming it in honor of the man largely
responsible for basic engineering work that
made construction of the Canal possible.
A monument to John F. Stevens will be
unveiled during the ceremony, for which
Under Seoretary of the Army Stephen
Ailes will speak. He will be introduced by
Governor Fleming. A half-hour band con-
cert will precede the 9:30 a.m. ceremonies.
The platform will be set up in the north
part of the circle facing the Prado.
A number of members of the Stevens
family and individuals associated with him
during his work here have been invited
to attend, as well as the general public.
Following the dedicatory program, there
will be three continuous showings of the
new Panama Canal documentary film, free
to the general public, starting at 10:30 a.m.
in the Balboa Theater.

MRS. EULA J. EWING, housemother in
charge of 27 boys at the C.Z. Junior Col-
lege dormitory, made a point this week of
inspecting work on the Balboa circle to be
dedicated to pioneer Canal engineer John
F. Stevens. A pioneer herself, Mrs. Ewing
came here as a bride in 1907, soon after
Stevens left. For 2 years, while, the dirt
was flying, she taught children at Las
Cascadas and other schools "along the line"
near Canal construction jobs.

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. Of Work

Of international significance is the
opening and dedication Friday of the new
$20 million Thatcher Ferry Bridge.
The program dedicating the span linking
the Americas will start at 9:30 a.m. on the
east approach of the bridge between the
limits and the Amador Road overpass.
A half-hour band concert will start at
9 a.m.
Under Secretary of State George W.
Ball, member of the Panama Canal Board
of Directors, will be the main speaker.
Speaking for the Republic of Panama will
be the Honorable Max Delvalle, Minister
of Public Works and Acting Foreign
Minister. Honor guests will be recognized
following remarks by Governor Fleming.
From the time of the ribbon cutting,
about 10:30 a.m., until 3 p.m. the bridge
will be open to pedestrian traffic only.
There will be a windshield decal for every
vehicle crossing the bridge after 3 p.m.
Regularly scheduled Thatcher Ferry
service will end at midnight Friday and
the swing bridge at Miraflores Locks will
be closed at the same time.

United Fund Trade Fair at
Ft. Clayton Oct. 20-28
The United Fund Trade Fair, which
has become one of the enthusiastically
anticipated events on the Isthmus, will
open at Building 520, Fort Clayton, on
October 20. It will continue through Octo-
ber 28 and will include more than 40
exhibits prepared by businessmen and
industries of the Republic of Panama.
Many of the exhibitors feature free
souvenirs to those who attend.
There will be concessions, snack bars
and, on the third floor, an Old Fashioned
Country Fair with games, rides, and other
attractions. Variety shows will add to the
All proceeds of the United Fund Trade
Fair will go to the UF campaign which
supports 20 social agencies assisting the
local community.
This is the third year the United Fund
Trade Fair on the Canal Zone is a major
feature of the campaign.

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Along the Banks...
*** VISITORS for both the Stevens
Circle and Thatcher Ferry Bridge dedica-
tions will range from Col. Duncan Brown,
former Engineering Construction Director;
former Governors Julian L. Schley and
Glen E. Edgerton; U.S. Bureau of Public
Roads officials, and Inter-American High-
way officials to steel manufacturing firm
officials from Germany.
*** SEATS arranged on the bridge road-
bed for the bridge dedication program will
be provided for invited guests, who are
encouraged not to bring any other guests
as seating space is at a premium. Invited
guests must go to the dedication area via
special buses from parking areas near the
Civil Affairs Building, as explained by a
note with the invitations. The buses will
transport them across the bridge after the
ceremony and return to the parking areas.
Both excused leave and liberal leave
policy are being encouraged for those
wishing to attend.
There are no drinking water sources near
the site of the dedication program. Those
attending may wish to bring their own
drinking water in a thermos bottle or
*** IN CONNECTION with the dedica-
tion programs, there will be a community
dance sponsored by the Pacific Civic
Council in the Tivoli Guest House starting
at 8 p.m. today (Thursday). No invitations
are required and any visitors here by that
time will be encouraged to attend.
.** THE ISTHMIAN Historical Society
will have a special meeting-reception at
the Tivoli at 7:30 p.m. Saturday honoring
Mr. Thatcher and members of the Stevens
.** COURTNEY WILDER, a freshman
at Balboa High School, was one of the
"most avid readers" chosen by Isthmian
librarians recently to receive book prizes
in connection with La Semana del Libro
(Book Week) observances in the Republic
of Panama. He was nominated for the

Oldtimers from States Slated
for Trips Aboard Canal Craft
Partial transits aboard Las Cruces
and the Reina Manuelita I are being
arranged Friday and Saturday after-
noons specially for oldtimers down
from the States for the dedication and
opening of the Thatcher Ferry Bridge
and the dedication of Stevens Circle.
Anyone who knows of a retiree visitor
from the States who would like to
make one of these trips is asked to
telephone the Panama Canal Guide
Service, Balboa 2-1492.
Oldtimers who settled on the Isthmus
after retirement and have not had oppor-
tunity to make a recent Canal transit
also are invited to request reservations.
The past week's visitors welcomed
by the Guides totaled 2,149. Of these,
1,014 came to Miraflores, 134 to Gatun.
Passenger ships brought 350. Las Cruces
trips carried 625 passengers and Reina
Manuelita I voyaged with 26 aboard.

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City immediately following wedding ceremony arranged for the couple by the Employee
Services staff of the Panama Canal Personnel Bureau. Mr. Lewis, who was retired from
Panama Canal service in 1947 after 11 years' work with the Health Bureau, is an amputee
who receives Panama Canal disability relief benefits. The Panama 'Canal Employee
Services staff took care of all the details for the wedding, including necessary paperwork,
provided a wedding cake, took wedding pictures, and presented the couple wedding gifts.

honor by Mrs. Eleanor Burnham, Canal
Zone Librarian, who presented him an
edition of the dramas of Spanish playwright
Lope de Vega. Courtney is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilder of Los Rios.
(Photo in Spanish section.)
coming up in all Canal townsites next
month. Civic-minded banksiders were busy
this week lining up support for their
favorite nominees for Civic Council offices.
Every adult resident can vote.
days for sales to employee do-it-yourself
fans are even better than reported. From
8 a.m. until 1 p.m. is the schedule.
*+* EMPLOYEES planning to take a
Christmas trip to New Orleans aboard the
Cristobal have been counseled by the
Transportation Division to nail down hotel
reservations early. Hotel rooms in New
Orleans around the holidays will beat a
premium because of the Sugar Bowl Game.

Employees, Dependents Get
Free X-Ray Checks for TB
Canal employees and their dependents
need pay nothing at either Gorgas or Coco
Solo Hospitals for chest X-rays made to
check for presence of tuberculosis. Such
X-rays are arranged by the Physical Exam-
ination Clinic at Coco Solo and the Physical
Examination Center at Gorgas. Hours are
listed in the phone book.
During a recent Latin American Civic
Council meeting it was brought out that
many Canal people did not know of this
free service which has been available for
some time.

Paraiso Commy Open

9 to 4 on Saturdays
Responding to a three-to-one vote for
"straight through" hours on Saturdays
instead of the former midday closing with
a longer selling day, the Paraiso Com-
missary, serving residents of that town and
Pedro Miguel, is now open from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m. on Saturdays, without interruption.
Voting on the question was conducted by
the Civic Councils.

Atlantic Chess Champ
Welcomes New Players
Jose M. Forde, a carpenter with the
Maintenance Division, Cristobal, started
out by liking to play checkers, but later
developed an interest in the more difficult
game of chess. Today he is chess champion
of the Atlantic side. Sylvester Callender,
Community Relations Assistant on the staff
of Governor Fleming, admits he taught
Mr. Forde the game, but adds: "I can't
play with him now, he's so much
better at it."
The champ tied recently with Mario
Ballard of Colon, president of the Atlantic
Side Chess Club, at the start of a new
tournament being played at Cristobal
Y.M.C.A. Ping-pong rules are used, with
players allowed only 30 seconds to ponder
each move. Mr. Forde, who lives in Colon,
would like to contact other men interested
in playing chess, or in learning the game.
Messages may be left for him at Cristobal



Vol. 1, No. 17 Publicaci6n semanal del Canal de Panam6 Jueves 11 de octubre de 1962

La comunidad zoneita se darA cita en
el Circulo de Balboa-frente al correo-el
sibado a las 9:30 de la maiiana para pre-
senciar las ceremonies de inauguraci6n del
monument erigido al Ingeniero a cuyo
talent y consagraci6n se deben los trabajos
basicos que hicieron possible la construcci6n
del Canal, John F. Stevens.
El Sub-Secretario de Ej6rcito, Stephen
Ailes, quien sera presentado por el Gober-
nador Fleming, Ilevarf la palabra en ese
acto en que se dedica tambi6n el Circulo
Stevens, con la asistencia de familiares
del homenajeado y personas que con 61
estuvieron asociadas.


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Viernes 12

SCirculo Steven1
Sdbado 13

Un volume de las obras del dramaturge Lope de Vega es entregado por la bibliotecaria
de la Zona del Canal, dofia Eleanor D. Burnham al estudiante de la Escuela Superior de
Balboa, Courtney Wilder, como premio al "mfs asiduo lector." Premios similares fueron
otorgados por varias librerias y bibliotecas de Panamf, algunas escuelas y la Oficina de
Informaci6n (USIS) a otros lectores asiduos como parte de las ceremonies observadas
durante la Semana del Libro en Panama, en la cual la Biblioteca de la Zona del Canal
fue invitada a participar.

Con la asistencia de numerosas persona-
lidades serf solemnemente inaugurado el
viernes 12, a las 9:30 de la maiiana, el
Puente Ferry Thatcher construido sobre el
Canal a un costo de $20 millones.
El Sub-Secretario de Estado, George W.
Ball, miembro de la Junta Directiva del
Canal de Panamf, pronunciarA el discurso
de fondo y don Max Delvalle, Ministro de
Obras Pdblicas, Encargado del Ministerio
de Relaciones Exteriores IlevarA la palabra
a nombre de la Repiblica de Panami.
TocarA al Gobernador Fleming dar la
bienvenida a los invitados de honor.
Una vez cortada la cinta-como a eso de
las 10:30-se abrirA al trfnsito pedestre el
puente hasta las 3 de la tarde; despuis de
esa hora podrin transitar los vehiculos.
El servicio de balsas (ferries) y el del
Puente de Miraflores serf suspendido a
medianoche del viernes 12.

La Feria Comercial del Fondo Unido,
que se ha convertido en uno de los acon-
tecimientos que se esperan con gran entu-
siasmo en el Istmo, se iniciarA el 20 de
octubre en el Edificio 520 del Fuerte
Clayton. La feria continuarA hasta el 28
de octubre e incluirA mas de 40 exhibicio-
nes preparadas por hombres de negocio e
industries de la RepAblica de PanamA.
Muchos de los exhibidores darAn muestras
gratis a los concurrentes.
HabrA concesiones, sitios de refrigerios
y, en el tercer piso, una Feria Campestre
con juegos, paseos y otras atracciones.
EspectAculos de variedades serAn presen-
tados para entretenimiento del piblico.
Todo el product de la Feria Comercial
del Fondo Unido serA para la campafia del
Fondo Unido que sostiene a 20 agencies
sociales que ayudan a la comunidad local.
Este es el tercer afio que la Feria Comer-
cial del Fondo Unido en la Zona del Canal
es la mis grande actividad de la campaiia.


Los empleados del Canal de PanamA y
quienes de ellos dependan no tendrAn que
pagar absolutamente nada por radiogra-
fias pulmonares que se les tomen en los
hospitals Gorgas y Coco Solo para deter-
minar si padecen de tuberculosis. Las
clinics de ExAmenes Fisicos de ambos
hospitals tomaran los rayos X necesarios
durante las horas fijadas, que aparecen en
la Guia Telef6nica.
En el curso de reuni6n celebrada recien-
temente por el Consejo Civico Latino-
americano sali6 a relucir que muchos
empleados desconocian que ese servicio
de radiografias era gratis.

como CAn Y GATO
La poblaci6n canina de la Zona del
Canal se mantiene mis o menos stable
seg6n se desprende de las licencias expe-
didas a los "mejores amigos del hombre,"
por la Secci6n de Licencias. No se sabe si
ello se deba a la acci6n de sapos, mAs que
a otro factor cualquiera. El hecho es que
el registro indica que hay como 800 perros
en comunidades zoneitas, inclusive los
pertenecientes al personal military.
Un resident de Los Rios que distrae sus
ratos de ocio atrapando sapos y echAndolos
al basurero, hace notar que algunos "vira-
latas" logran cazarlos y . .resultan
envenenados por los batracios.

A la Orilla del Canal ...
.** ENTRE las personalidades que esta-
rAn presents en la inauguraci6n del Puente
Ferry Thatcher y el Circulo Stevens, ten-
dremos al Coronel Duncan Brown, ex-
Director de Ingenieria y Construcci6n; los
ex-Gobernadores Julian L. Schley y Glen
E. Edgerton; altos funcionarios de la Direc-
ci6n de Caminos Pfblicos de los Estados
Unidos y de la Carretera Interamericana;
y representantes de fabricantes de acero de
Alemania, ademas de muchos funcionarios
*** A LOS INVITADOS se les ofrecerin
asientos, pero se les ruega no traer otras
personas por cuanto el espacio es limitado.
Los invitados deben presentarse al Edificio
de Asuntos Civiles desde donde serAn trans-
portados en buses al lugar de la ceremonia.
Esos mismos transportes los Ilevaran a
trav6s del puente una vez terminados los
actos oficiales, dejindolos luego en el lugar
de estacionamiento del Edificio de Asuntos
,** HABRA MUCHA liberalidad en con-
ceder permiso para ausentarse a quienes
deseen ver la inauguraci6n. No hay fuentes
de agua y conviene precaverse contra la
sed Ilevando terms.
.** A LAS 8 de la noche del jueves 11
el Consejo Civico del Pacifico auspicia un
baile que se realizarA en la Casa de Hues-
pedes Tivoli para el cual no se han hecho
invitaciones especiales.
.** LA SOCIEDAD Hist6rica Istmefia
celebrarA sesi6n y recepci6n en el Tivoli,
el sAbado 12, en honor de Maurice H.
Thatcher y miembros de la familiar Stevens.

Corny de Paraiso Abrird
De 9 a 4 los Sdbados
Para mayor conveniencia de los resi-
dentes de Paraiso y de Pedro Miguel,
se ha decidido que el Comisariato de
Paraiso permanezca abierto los sAbados,
de 9 de la mafiana a 4 de la tarde, sin
La media responded a votaci6n rea-
lizada durante sesi6n del Consejo Civico
que decidi--3 contra 1-a favor de eli-
minar el cierre de mediodia los sabados.

Vayan Sabiendolo
Entusiastas de la jardineria, duefios de
botes y aficionados de la carpinteria, plo-
meria, electricidad y otras distracciones
caseras, podrAn acudir durante el fin de
semana, a los puestos de almacenaje que
estaran ahora abiertos de 8 a 11 todos los
sibados. Es esta una de las medidas adop-
tadas para conveniencia de los empleados
y afecta a los almacenajes en Balboa,
Crist6bal y la Secci6n I, en Balboa done
puede obtenerse pintura, madera y
El 6 de noviembre entrante se realizarin
los comicios para elegir a los miembros de
los Consejos Civicos de Anc6n, Balboa
Heights, Balboa, La Boca, Diablo Heights
y Los Rios. Las postulaciones pueden ha-
cerse hasta el 15 de octubre. Dirigirse al
senior A. M. Bouch6, telefono Balboa 4566.

QUE en la edici6n del mes de septiembre
de la revista Contractors & Engineers que
se public en Nueva York, hay mAs de
200 pulgadas de column dedicadas a foto-
grafias y descripciones ticnicas del tra-
bajo metaldrgico realizado en el Puente
Thatcher Ferry.
o o 0
QUE la inauguraci6n del Puente Thatcher
Ferry seri "cubierta" por los Canales 2,
4-12, y 8-10 de television y por una red
national de radioemisoras de la Repdblica
de PanamA.
o 0 0
QUE 21 representantes de la Mesa Re-
donda Interamericana, asistirdn a las cere-
monias de inauguraci6n del puente sobre
el Canal; portando, cada una de ellas, una
bandera de los 21 paises del Continente
o o a
QUE ademAs de sus otras ocupaciones el
Ingeniero Rubelio Quintero ha pasado a
former parte del Tribunal de Quejas del
Panama Canal y se estA entrenando en
firme para afrontar las peripecias que el
puesto entrafia.

Atendidos por el Servicio de Guias
Gran Total_ ------- -- 2,149
Esclusas de Miraflores _-__ 1,014
Esclusas de Gatin----__ 134
Barcos de pasajeros (1)___ 350
Las Cruces (4 viajes) -_- 625
Reina Manuelita I (4 viajes) 26
Informaci6n suministrada por el
Servicio de Guias

LA QUE NO GANA, LA EMPATA el campe6n de ajedrez del atlAntico, Jos6 M. Forde,
empleado de la Divisi6n de Mantenimiento (derecha, primer piano) cuyo oponente en la
partida empatada en el YMCA de Crist6bal lo fue Mario Ballard, de Col6n, Presidente del
Club de Ajedrez del AtlAntico. Las reglas seguidas durante esa partida concedian solo
30 segundos por movida. Forde, quien empez6 "en la liga menor," por asi decirlo, jugando
"Damas" desea ponerse en contact con otros ajedrecistas.

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