Title: Spillway
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098946/00020
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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 26, 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: VID00020
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 07258071
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Succeeded by: Panama Canal spillway

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IVol. 1, No. 19 Weekly Publication of the Panama Canal Friday, October 26. 1962

FORMAL RECOGNITION has been granted the Central Labor Union-Metal Trades
Council to represent its affiliates in dealing with the Canal administration. Those present
at delivery of notification of recognition are shown above. Left to right are: Edward
Womble, acting secretary of the CLU-MTC; Robert Merrill, second vice president; James
Elliott, president; Edward A. Doolan, Personnel Bureau director; J. C. Dyer, CLU-MTC
wage and grievance representative; Lewis Braden, CLU-MTC member; and Ronald
L. Seeley, chief of the Personnel Bureau's employee-management relations staff.

CLU-MTC to Represent Affiliate Groups;

9 More Unions Raise Recognitions to 30

Formal recognition has been granted
the Central Labor Union-Metal Trades
Council to represent formally recognized
affiliated organizations in dealing with the
Canal administration. The recognition was
granted under provisions of the Employee-
Management Cooperation Program estab-
lished by Executive Order 10988 and Canal
Regulation 69.
Under this recognition, management offi-
cials and supervisors will deal with officers
and representatives of the CLU-MTC as
well as officers and representatives of the
25 affiliates.
A total of 30 employee organizations
now have formal recognition.
Added to those now having such recogni-
tion, since the October 5 announcement of
a list of 21, are:
International Brotherhood of Boiler-
makers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths,
Forgers, and Helpers, Local 463. Interna-
tional Brotherhood of Electrical Workers,
Locals 397 and 677. International Associa-
tion of Machinists, Locals 699 and 811.
Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators, and
Paperhangers of America, Local 1282.
Federal Union of Pier Workers Canal Zone,

Local 24913. Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers, Division No. 49. Locks Security
Force, Pacific Area, AFGE Lodge 1780.

Revolving Credit Plan Aids,
A partially-revolving new credit policy
for all permanent full-time Canal em-
ployees who live on the Zone will become
effective November 1 at Canal Retail
Installment credit will be provided up
to a ceiling geared to the salary of the
individual. The plan also includes some
protective aspects for those whose eyes
are bigger than their pocketbooks.
The total debt ceiling permitted for
purchases has been lowered for some
categories, raised for others. But employees
now will be able to add to their indebted-
ness-up to their ceiling. If new credit is
wanted, a new credit contract would be
signed. When the credit ceiling is reached,
payment would be spread over 24 months
instead of the previous 18 months. Fixed
monthly payments have been set for each
wage bracket.

$11 Million Due for Latin

Housing; New Townsite Set
Expanded plans for better housing in
the Latin-American communities will raise
commitments during the next few years to
$11 million Lt. Cov. W. P. Leber disclosed
last week at a Paraiso town meeting.
The program approved by the board of
directors includes an entirely new Latin-
American family townsite at Summit,
where preliminary grading and drainage
work were done several years ago for a
project later shifted to another location.
The site is between the gun club and the
golf course.
New construction is not expected to
provide housing for a greater number of
employees, but is designed to provide
better and more commodious quarters for
some 1,800 families and 600 bachelors-
about the number now holding Zone
Besides the 100 family units soon to be
opened in Pedro Miguel, new bachelor
unts are planned there, as well as in Rain-
bow City and Paraiso. In Santa Cruz,
309 apartments will be reconstructed and
modernized to provide 2 and 3-bedroom
Livability in existing Latin-American
quarters will be improved by the expendi-
ture of some $54,000 for jalousies.
Another $25,000 is being committed for
lock replacements to discourage burglaries
in Rainbow City, especially in homes
alongside the Trans-Isthmian Corridor.

Protects Residents
Here's an example: For an employee in
the $0.60 to $0.68 per hour bracket (the
minimum before the new raises) the debt
ceiling would be $217. Suppose he owes
(all told) about $100, and is paying $15
monthly by deduction. But now he wants
to purchase a $100 item. The employee
then would sign a new contract for the
$100 item and payment would be made by
a single payroll deduction of $9.50 per
month until both the old and the new
contracts were paid.
The same principle applies for em-
ployees in higher brackets.
The honor system will hold when em-
ployees are asked to report their existing
debts to other lenders at the time credit
is sought from the Canal. Each applicant
must state how much he owes before his
credit contract is signed.

Along the Banks...

into its renovated quarters Thursday with-
out a minute's interruption of service.
*** OCCUPANTS of quarters having
sliding glass doors to patio areas have been
urged to place markings on the glass panels
to indicate the doors are closed or put
furniture, potted plants, or other objects
in front of them to limit direct access.
There have been two serious accidents
in which persons have tried to go through
the doors, not realizing that they were
closed. Decals, available in retail stores,
may be used for panel markings.
** VISITORS welcomed by Panama
Canal Guides numbered 1,562 this week.
Of these 784 came to Miraflores Locks,
154 to Gatun. Passenger ships brought 350,
Las Cruces voyaged with 245 and Reina
Manuelita I with 29. Canal Guides were
also present at the Thatcher Ferry Bridge
dedication and the Stevens Memorial
dedication ceremonies

Don't Drop That !

A Canal Zone bill was the biggest one
sent to President Kennedy by the 1962
Congress for his signature. It was the
new Zone legal code: weight, 271/2 pounds.
The bill was passed August 28, but proof-
reading wasn't completed until October 9.
The President signed it October 19.
The new code was in preparation several
years and the contract for it was signed
in August 1959. The earlier code was
adopted 28 years ago. It was codified and
revised in the late 1920's and early 1930's
and amendments between 1934 and 1949
were published as supplements. Amend-
ments since then appear only in the
statutes at large.

Three holidays are listed this month, the
first November 3, when all retail store
units will remain closed for the day. Friday,
November 2, is a holiday for employees
who do not normally work Saturdays.
To avoid 3-day closings in some com-
munities, Balboa and Coco Solo retail food
sections and the entire Rainbow City and
Gatun retail stores will open regular hours
November 5. Optical Section at Cristobal
will be open November 2 instead of usual
Saturday hours. Ancon Laundry Will Call
Section will be closed Friday.
Monday, November 12, will be the legal
holiday for November 11 and all stores will
remain closed.
Thanksgiving Day, November 22, will
be a holiday and all stores will be closed.
Balboa retail store food section only will
be open Monday, November 19, regular
store hours. Gamboa and Margarita retail
stores, normally closed Wednesdays, will
be open Wednesday, November 21.

The Kinkasan Maru, of tne Mitsui Line,
set a new record run between Yokohama
and New York when it covered the distance
in 20 days, 15 hours, and 45 minutes. It
traveled via the Panama Canal.






SuP. 8 COM. SERVICE | .^ 1 20

0 20 40 60 80 100

WITH ONLY 81 PERCENT of its employees reported, the Transportation and Terminals
Bureau has reached 139 percent of its United Fund goal. In another respect, the T & T
Bureau stands out. It's average non-U.S.-citizen contribution of $3.34 apiece is almost
double the average non-U.S.-citizen contribution so far throughout the rest of the Canal
organization. United Fund events continuing or ahead include: The UF Trade Fair,
Building 520, Fort Clayton, to run through October 28. . A basketball game between
the Armed Forces All Stars and Los Guaracheros, a team from Colon, at Fort Clayton at
8 p.m. October 26. Admission 50 cents. . The annual Telethon is also October 26.
. . On November 9 the Albrook Teen Club is putting on a play, "Finders, Keepers,"
and on November 12 is the United Fund Ball at Albrook AFB with States entertainer
Paul Anka going into his act.



Parade of Sports
Chapel of the Air
Pro Bowlers Tour
CFN News
Sacred Ileart
I)DanTll lhom a
Ed Sullivan Show
Weekend News Review
So This Is lolhlwood
The WSitness
IThei Chistopthers
Final Edition
Encore: Sing Along
With Mitch


First Edition
Kids Kloib
It's A Wonderful W\\o 1,1
-1-Star Ediioll
C(url Massev
Zane (rev Theatter
IIave Yolu Read
NMusic Oil Ice
CFN News
Movletimle: "Actor's
Ilood and Womeni
of Sill"

10.30 Sports Time 7,00
11:00 Final Edition 7.30
11:15 Encore: Ed Sullivan S:00
Show 8:55

41:50 Billboard I1:00
5:0() First Edition 11:15
5:( Kids KIuI
5:30 Rol)in Ilood
6:00 4-Star Edition
6:35 UNICEF -.50
6:415 Let's Speak Spanish :00
7:00 Schlol of the Amcricas 5:05
7:15 Armned Forces News 5:30
7:30 AndI<\v Griffith 6:00
8:00 Talrnt Scouts 6:3
8:55 CFN News 7:
9:00 Movietime: "The 8.10
Limping Man" 8.55
10:30 Overseas Adventure 9-0
1 1:00) Final Edition o0:00
11:15 Encore: Music(on ile 10:30

1:50 Billboard
5:00 Fi.rst Edition
5:05 Kids Klul)
5:30 Accent .1.'5
6:100 4-Star Edition 5:0I)
(:35 UNICEF 5:05
6:45 Social Securiht in 5:30
Action 6:00

Around and About
Death Valley Days
CFN News
Telln. Ernie Ford
Fight of the Week
Final Edition
Encore, Talent Scouts


First Edition
Shari Lewis Show
Salute Ito the States
4-Star Edition
'PA Golf Tournament
Airman's World
CFN News
Sing Along With Milch
What's SMv Line
Who in the World
Final Edition
Encore Tonight


First Edition
Kids Klub
4-Star Edition

Ord./Sig. Friendship
Let's Speak Spanish
Price Is Right
Real McCoys
Marineland Carnival
CFN News
Candid Camenra
I'v Cot A Secret
CFN Bowling
Final Edition
Encore: The Witness


Cartoon Carnival
Captain Kangaroo
Saturday Matinee: "The
Limping Man"
Ilistorv of the Navy
Amnerican Bandstandl
CFN News
The Big Picture
The Texan
Phil Silvers
Lawrence Welk
CFN News
Circle Theater
To Tell the Truth
The Lively Ones
Final Edition
Encore: Marioeland

Vol. 1, No. 19 Publicaci6n semanal del Canal de Panam6 Viernes 26 de octubre de 1962




La senora Myrtle Cupidon de Gittens lu-
ciendo la toga del Coro de la Iglesia de
Cristo Rey en Col6n.

A beneficio del Fondo Unido se present
el mi6rcoles 24 de octubre en Santa Cruz,
la obra teatral "El Juicio de una Esposa
Fiel" cuya autora es la sefiora Myrtle
Cupidon de Gittens, de Rainbow City.
La seiora Gittens desciende de una fa-
milia ligada al teatro en Jamaica. Su primo,
Ernest Cupidon vino a Panami con su
familiar en la d6cada de 1930, de paso hacia
los Estados Unidos, y se present con 6xito
aqui. La sefiora Gittens habia desempefiado
papeles secundarios en el teatro hasta que
la belleza de su voz fue descubierta y
pronto se coloc6 en primera fila entire las
cantantes de conciertos.

Quienes moren en casas que tengan puer-
tas de vidrio sobre el patio, harian bien en
precaverse contra posibles accidents.
Lo mAs indicado seria colocar muebles
o plants en macetas, u otros obstaculos,
cuando las puertas estuvieren cerradas, para
evitar que algln nifio se lance, distraida-
mente, contra la lamina de vidrio y se haga
serio dafio.
Hasta personas mayores han sido las-
timadas en los vidrios de puertas de esa
naturaleza y es conveniente-cuando
menos-colocar una calcomania, o algo
parecido, para que no se tenga por espacio
libre, o aire, el vidrio A fragil.

Su mayor ambici6n, como ahora, era la
de producer una exitosa obra teatral. Lo
consigui6 en Jamaica antes de regresar a
En el Auditorio de Rainbow City pre-
sent6 el mes pasado ante lleno complete
su obra "El Juicio de una Esposa Fiel," la
cual volvi6 a presentar el jueves en el
mismo auditorio.
Ella ha querido contribuir con el Fondo
Unido porque se siente muy agradecida de
los norteamericanos. Manifiesta que con
ellos gan6 su primer d6lar, cuando en 1928
fue mensajera en el Consulado de Estados
Unidos en Managua, Nicaragua, aprove-
chando su domino del ingles y el espafol.
Agrega que una buena amiga suya en
Panama ha recibido much ayuda del
Fondo Unido.
Su obra ha sido interpretada por miem-
bros del Circulo DramAtico de la Iglesia
de Cristo Rey, quienes recibieron el con-
sentimiento del Rev. Henry Blake en nom-
bre del Rev. William Ziadie, Rector de la
Iglesia, actualmente en los Estados Unidos.


Se ha acordado el reconocimiento for-
mal al Sindicato Central Obrero, Consejo
de Oficiales Metallrgicos, para represen-
tar ante la Administraci6n del Canal a las
organizaciones oficialmente afiliadas a di-
cho Sindicato. La media se basa en lo
estipulado en el Programa de Cooperaci6n
Obrero-Patronal establecido mediante la
Orden Ejecutiva 10988 y el Reglamento de
la Compaflia del Canal N9 69.
De conformidad con este reconocimiento
los funcionarios patronales y los superin-
tendentes se entenderAn con funcionarios
y representantes de la CLU-MTC al igual
que con funcionarios y representantes de
los 25 gremios afiliados.
Los nuevos gremios beneficiados son:
Sindicato Internacional de Caldereros, He-
rreros y Similares; Gremio 463; Sindicato
de Electricistas, Gremios 397 y 677; Socie-
dad Internacional de MecAnicos, Gremios
699 y 811; Sindicato de Pintores, Decora-
dores y Similares de Am6rica, Gremio
1282; Federaci6n Sindical de Obreros
Portuarios, Gremio de la Zona del Canal
24913; Sindicato de Maquinistas de Loco-
motoras, Divisi6n NQ 49; Cuerpo de Segu-
ridad de las Esclusas, Sector del Pacifico,
AFGE Gremio 1780.

De izquierda a derecha: Maurice Thatcher, A. B. Warner, una persona no identificada,
A. V. Dalby, otro invitado, y Josephus Liverpool.



Nueva political crediticia a favor de
todos los empleados permanentes del Canal
que residan en la Zona, serA puesto en
efecto en los "Comisariatos" a partir del
19 de noviembre. Las ventas a plazos que-
darin sujetas a un maximo fijado conform
al salario devengado; en algunos niveles
ha sido aumentado, disminuido en otros.
Cuando la cuantia prefijada haya Ilegado
a su limited, los pagos se harin en 24 meses,
en vez de 18. (Para mayores detalles acuda
a su comisariato.)
Los planes de viviendas para las comu-
nidades Latinoamericanas harAn subir los
compromises durante los pr6ximos aiios a
$11 millones, anunci6 el Vice-Gobernador
Leber la semana pasada ante el Consejo
Civico de Paraiso.
El program contempla la creaci6n de
un nuevo centro urban en Summit, donde
el movimiento de tierra y colocaci6n de
drenaje se hizo hace aiios.
Las nuevas construcciones proporciona-
rAn mejor alojamieno a 1,800 families y
600 solteros. Ademis de las 100 unidades
familiares de Pedro Miguel, se harin alo-
jamientos para solteros alli, en Rainbow
City y Paraiso.
En Santa Cruz se modernizarAn 309
apartamentos de 2 y 3 recamaras.

A la Orilla del Canal ...

EL 6 DE NOVIEMBRE se realizarin
las elecciones para los Consejos Civicos
de las comunidades de la Zona del Canal.
Los comicios coinciden con la fecha fi-
jada para la celebraci6n de elecciones en
los Estados Unidos, o sea el primer lunes
de noviembre.
a la Altima sesi6n de la comunidad lati-
noamericana de Paraiso, el 18 de octubre,
dej6 cumplida su promesa de ir a una
sesi6n de cada colectividad latinoamericana
en la Zona.
Ayudante Administrativo, Asuntos de la
Direcci6n de Empleos y Utilizaci6n, fue
la primera panamefia que ingres6 al Ser-
vicio Civil de los Estados Unidos, en 1948,
cuando trabajaba con la antigua Oficina
Central de Trabajo. La "Nena," como la
Ilaman sus amistades, esta casada con
William O'Sullivan, Traductor Oficial del
Canal de Panama.
escritos por Patricia M. Markum, han sido
traducidos del Ingl6s: "El Primer Libro
del Canal de PanamA" y el "Primer Libro
de Mineria." Las ediciones en castellano
serin puestas a la venta en un future
ci6n Alice Laftridge y Jean Wainie, se
encuentran muy activas en la piscina de
Balboa, especialmente 2 dias por la mafiana

NUEVE PARAGUAYO toman el curso de
cartografia dictado por el Servicio Geod6-
sico Interamericano en el Fuerte Clayton
en el cual hay inscritos 86 latinoamerica-
nos. Este es el primer afio que asisten
alumnos del Paraguay y del Uruguay.

LA ZONA DEL CANAL fue el tercer lugar
del mundo que adopt un C6digo Sanitario
(en 1907, despues de Ohio y Nebraska).
o 0 o
famoso por su planeamiento de las Esclu-
sas de Cat6n, tambi6n plane e hizo los
trabajos de ingenieria para el Terminal
OceAnico del Estado de Alabama. Aunque
para esa epoca estaba retirado, atendi6 el
llamado de su Estado natal para realizar
el trabajo requerido.

sanchada de 18 a 24 pies, en una distancia
de 4/2 millas desde el Camino de Bruja
hasta Arraijin en 1964. Al ser construido
el Puente Ferry Thatcher, se hizo el
ensanche hasta el Camino de Bruja.
0 0 *
colocados en vehiculos estin alli para pro-
teger su vida: iselos. No los consider
meramente decorativos: su vida puede
defender de ellos.

EL 3 DE NOVIEMBRE, entrante, aniver-
sario de la independencia panamefia, cae
en sabado.

en la semana, cuando cerca de 50 damas
de las comunidades del Pacifico y various
puestos militares concurren a tomar
lecciones de nataci6n con ellas.
Al iniciarse las classes, solo contadas de
ellas sabian mantenerse a flote; ahora ya
nadan como pejes.
EL OBSERVATORIO Astron6mico de Mi-
raflores solo funciona en verano. Puede
ser visitado de 7 a 9 de la noche a partir
del 15 de enero. Los jardines de Summit
abren de 7 a.m. a 3:30 p.m. diariamente
y de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. los domingos.

El C6digo de la Zona del Canal apro-
bado el 28 de agosto de este afio, fue el
mis grande proyecto enviado por el Pre-
sidente Kennedy al Congreso: pesa 272

Gran Total _------ 1,562
Esclusas de Miraflores __- 784
Esclusas de Gat6n ----- 154
Barcos de pasajeros (1) _-- 350
Las Cruces (4 viajes) __ 245
Reina Manuelita I (2 viajes)_ 29
Informaci6n suministrada por el
Servicio de Guias




Era como en los viejos tiempos. Aunque
los veterans zapadores del Canal no se
habian vuelto a ver en 40 afios, ahora se
congregaban en la residencia de C. Jeff
King, en Cranford, Nueva Jersey: el anfi-
tridn octagenario y Edwin G. Booth, 84
anios; John C. Kiernan, 81; John J. Fitz-
patrick, 72; y John J. Hanson de 77 afios.
Se habian conocido en el Istmo en la
6poca de la construcci6n canalera. Kiernan
estuvo aqui de 1904 a 1920, primero en
el ferrocarril y luego como jefe de los
Archives; King trabaj6 con el ferrocarril
de 1908 a 1918; Booth tambi6n fue ferro-
viario; y Fitzpatrick sirvi6 con la Divisi6n
de Abastos.
La tertulia fue amenizada con rememo-
raciones llenas de saudade, compartiendo
todos alegremente.

El Rostro Familiar

Sub-jefe capataz de estibadores es el colo-
nense Edwin Alleyne, que trabaja en los
muelles de Crist6bal desde 1939. Fue as-
cendido a su actual cargo en el mes de
julio de 1962 y es muy popular entire el
element naviero. A pesar de que Edwin
no le teme a nada, rebaj6 una vez mis de
20 libras, cuando presenci6 un accident
en el muelle 6 en el cual uno de los esti-
badores falleci6 al ser prensado por dos
vagones del ferrocarril. Alleyne es una
cara muy familiar en los muelles de

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