Title: Spillway
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098946/00023
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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: November 16, 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: VID00023
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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Vol. 1, No. 22 Weekly Publication of the Panama Canal Friday, November 16, 1962


Group Meets
The Recreational Facilities Board has
held its first meeting and appointed an
executive committee to meet immediate
issues as they occur. The committee is
composed of Rupert Beckford and Winter
Collins of the Canal Zone Civic Councils,
one member each from the Office of the
Comptroller and the Executive Planning
Staff, and Special Services Officer Walter
The board hopes to develop a long-range
program which will gain support.
George Green Memorial Park and Las
Cruces Trail Park have been provided
with outdoor toilets. At Contractors Hill
Overlook, a chemical toilet is being in-
stalled. Launching ramps and small-boat
docks are under way. Other Fiscal Year
1963 projects include completion of work
on playgrounds at Camp Coiner, Mindi,
and Santa Cruz.
Governor Fleming dropped in to give
the Recreational Facilities Board a word
of encouragement after Lieutenant Gov-
ernor Leber had launched the order of

YOUnG 662

Delayed more than 3 months by an
accident in the States, the Panama Rail-
road's new Engine 662 has arrived here
and is on road and yard service.
The third of three new 1,200 horse-
power locomotives ordered for the line
here, it was wrecked near Chicago when
it hit a low bridge when en route to
New Orleans. There was inadequate clear-
ance for the locomotive body atop the
rail car on which it was loaded.
Hence, Engine 661 was received July 11
and Engine 663 August 2, with No. 662
being thrown out of sequence. The newest
locomotive was put on yard service first,
then on the road for a day and then
brought back into the roundhouse for
tightening and a checkout.
The engines are the first new ones
ordered by the Panama Railroad since
1951. They replace five locomotives in
constant use by the railroad for 21 years.
The new ones weigh 204,920 pounds each,
with half loads. They were built by
General Motors in La Grange, Ill.

Archaeological Society Collaborating

To Preserve Pre-Colombian Heritage

The Panama Archaeological Society-
consisting chiefly of Canal Zonians, but
including also a number of residents of
Panama-has made clear its desire to
cooperate with Republic of Panama author-
ities in preserving the artistic, archae-
ological and historical heritage of the
The Society's purpose is to further scien-
tific work in archaeology and to prevent
destruction of material by unqualified
A step in this direction was the recent
publication in the Society's yearbook of the
full text of Panamanian Law No. 87 of
March 21, 1962. The yearbook is on sale
at most book counters in Panama and the
Canal Zone.
The president of the Panamanian Na-
tional Archaeological and Monuments
Commission, Mrs. Reina Torres Araiz,
recently requested the assistance of Canal
authorities in publicizing efforts to prevent
"grave robbing" by unauthorized indi-
viduals and irresponsible amateurs, and the
loss from the Isthmus of artifacts or
Mrs. Araiz points out that, under Article
26 of the above law, "Permits from the
Executive Office for the exploration of
National Monuments will be granted after
favorable report to the Commission on
Archaeology regarding the competence of
those seeking (such) permits, and the

Commission has the authority to supervise
the work or report the results thereof."
Panama law further sets forth that "all
changes, transfers or removals of archae-
ological and historical articles, both within
as well as outside of the national territory-
such as when objects are temporarily to be
sent out of the country-shall only be done
with the Commission's prior permission."
Mrs. Ara6z has indicated that, as pres-
ident of the Commission, she is in a posi-
tion to give information about securing
permits to persons who have a bona
fide scientific interest in archaeology and

AMONG THE UNUSUAL archaeological
treasures preserved for posterity at the
National Museum of Panama are this
archaic stone carving of one man carrying
another on his shoulders and the pottery
figure of a mythological animal. Both rider
and creature wear peaked caps.

Along the Banks...

postal clerks have a welcome smile for
early mailers of Christmas boxes. This
seems an especially good year to get your
gifts on the ship before November ends
so they won't be lurking in some cargo
hold when addressees begin dressing their
Christmas trees.
.**THIS IS THE TIME, too, for clear-
ing out all those baby-size envelopes. No
envelopes smaller than 3 inches high and
4/4 inches wide will be accepted for
mailing after January 1.
***CUBIC YARDS of earth and rock
totaling 41/2 millions will be removed from
the Canal bank between Gaillard Cut and
Gamboa by the Joseph G. Moretti Co. and
Nat Harrison Overseas Corp. The two
Miami concerns, bidding together, made
a lower offer than 7 other firms competing
for the contract. Their price-44.8 cents
a cubic yard.
resume parking around Stevens Circle,
Balboa, was registered in the balloting con-
ducted by the Pacific Civic Council.
istrative Branch, the assistant chief is
Mrs. Dorothy Webb, who joined the Canal
in 1936 at the old Ancon Retail Store.
(See photo Spanish section.) Mrs. Webb
came to the Isthmus when she was 6 years
old and expects to leave next year when
husband Adrian, a lockmaster at Mira-
flores, retires to live in the United States.
,**NATURALLY all retail stores will be
closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 22.
Regular store hours will be observed by
retail stores on other days of the week
except at Gamboa and Margarita, which
will be open on Wednesday, November 21,
their usual weekly day to be closed.
.**BALLOTING for civic councilmen
ran a bit heavier this year in U.S. com-
munities, somewhat lighter in Latin Amer-
ican towns. Elected were 85 principles,
with 70 alternates. Charles S. Howe was
elected president of the Gamboa Coun-
cil. Reelected were all officers of the
Santa Cruz Council as follows: Kenneth
Haughton, president; Christopher Cox,
vice president; Mrs. Beulah Small, sec-
retary; and Louis Small, treasurer. New
Rainbow City councilmen chose their
former president, Wilfred E. Barrow, for
another year. They also selected Mrs. Pearl
Chilcott as vice president; Mrs. Brunhilda
Dogue, recording secretary; Horace
Roberts, corresponding secretary; David E.
Facey, treasurer; and Santiago Graham,
representative to the Governor's confer-
ences. Other councils are choosing their
leaders this week or shortly.
***A VISTAVISION display throwing
light on recent United States moves about
Cuba was to be on view starting yesterday
afternoon at Margarita Service Center and
continuing until Monday morning. The
display, supplied by U.S. Army Caribbean,
will be shown later at the other localities.
** DO YOU HAVE a birthday this
week? If so, it's a happy time to check
your driver's license. It could require
renewal this year.

The Face Is Familiar
You can see him right after pay days,
sitting at his table near the corner of llth
and Front Street collecting union dues for
Local 900.
Constantine Parkinson is a disabled relief
pensioner of the Canal who had 40 years
of service when he retired in 1957 as
watchman at the gate to Cristobal piers.
In Construction Days, Parkinson was
working as a railroad brakeman when he
lost a leg in an accident. Returned to duty
with an artificial limb, he was assigned
to less hazardous work but remained active
in various jobs. He is credited with having
been one of the founders of the check-in
shed lines for laborers, often arriving at
5:30. a.m, to line up men for the 6:30
check-in. A Panamanian born at Playa de
Flor, now Fort Sherman, he also made him-
self useful as a Spanish-English interpreter.
Later Mr. Parkinson was energetic in
United Fund drives and an active steward
for Local 900. Since retirement he has
become an kind of unofficial counselor for
other former Canal employees, explaining
policies and health insurance to other
retired workers.


A gala event combining a football game
and a motor show will draw Isthmians from
all over to Balboa Stadium at 8 p.m.,
Wednesday, November 21. Tickets are $1
each for the United Fund Palm Bowl Foot-
ball Game between the unbeaten Junior
College team and the All Stars composed
of players from the Athletic Club and both
Balboa and Cristobal High Schools.
Before the game, 20 or more spanking
new 1963 models from U.S. auto factories
will be shown by Panama dealers. Donated
refreshments will be sold and all proceeds
go to United Fund. Bill De La Mater is
chairman for the game.
From the Atlantic side, the Brazos Brook
Club is sponsoring a football train leaving
Colon at 5:45, with a stop at Gatun, then
the stadium. Round trip tickets at $3 a head
will include refreshments. Returning, the
train will leave immediately after the game.




On completion of a 10-day trip to Cape
Mala, the floating crane Atlas, Capt. John
M. Waters in command, is due back at
Gamboa from the Pacific today.
The trip started on November 6 when
the craft left on its semi-annual voyage to
take foodstuffs and other provisions to
Canal employees who dwell at the Cape
Mala Lighthouse. Diesel generator parts
used in lighting the 10-kilowatt naviga-
tional signal there are brought to Balboa
periodically for repairs.
The voyage to "Punta Mala" takes all
of 12 hours each way. The 15-man crew
of the floating crane are all seafaring men
born in coastline towns of Panama or
The four lighthouse keepers are from
Pedasi township in Las Tablas Province
about 7 miles from Cape Mala.

Stevedores Get Helmets
Stevedores who qualify in the dock, ship,
and fork-lift operation phases of their posi-
tions are now being issued colorful new
helmets with a yellow crown, red band,
and blue brim. Helmets have shield insignia
on the front with the word "Stevedore" in
black at an angle across yellow, red, and
dark blue vertical stripes.
Ten proud wearers pictured in the
Spanish section are Charles Morris, Manuel
Perez, Andr6s L6pez, Harmodio Arias,
Adoniram Iglesias, Jos6 M. Ceballos, Jose
A. Mendoza, Luis BelrAn G., Vicente
Palacios, and Christopher Green.


SATURDAY, if weather's good, pack a
picnic lunch, or grab some sandwiches,
cookies and sodas (start early if you live
on the Atlantic side). Drive over the
Thatcher Ferry Bridge, stopping at the
lookout parking lot provided on the west
bank. Drive along west, turning right on
Bruja Road, then left onto Borinquen
Road and on to the lookout point -at Con-
tractor's Hill. Take your field glasses
along, or remember to put such on your
Christmas list.
OR, IF IT RAINS-eat where you can,
then pack the whole family off to the Canal
Zone Library-Museum on Gaillard High-
way. Take a leisurely look at the models
of Canal-digging machinery, the relief
maps, the pre-Colombian pottery, the ships
and other fascinating exhibits on the main
floor and the mezzanine. Then enter the
library. Seat the youngsters in the chil-
dren's section with a book or two while Pop
and Mom go browsing through the newest
novels, "who-dunits," cookbooks or in-
structions on how to build a glass boat.

Vol. 1, No. 22 Publicaci6n Semanal del Canal de Panama Viernes 16 de noviembre de 1962

Grua Flotante

"Atlas" Retorna

De Punta Mala
DespuBs de un viaje de 10 dias debe
regresar hoy a Camboa la gr6a flotante
Atlas, bajo el mando del Capitin John
M. Waters.
El viaje lo inici6 el 6 de noviembre
hacia Punta Mala para levar provisions
a los empleados que viven en el faro de
sefiales y para reemplazar las unidades de
generadores Diesel de 10 kilovatios que
se utilizan en dicho faro, las cuales se traen
a Balboa peri6dicamente para repararlas
y revisarlas.
Doce horas toma el viaje en una direc-
ci6n hasta Punta Mala. Estos viajes los
hace la gria flotante Atlas cada 6 meses.
Los cuatro hombres que trabajan en el
faro de Punta Mala son de Pedasi, una
poblaci6n a solo 7 millas de distancia.
De 15 hombres se compone la tripula-
ci6n de la gr6a flotante Atlas, todos ellos
marines avezados, hombres de mar, que
han nacido en poblaciones costeras de las
rep6blicas de PanamA y de Colombia.

Cooperan Arque6logos

En Combatir Vandalismo

La Sociedad Arqueol6gica de Panama,
integrada principalmente por residents en
la Zona del Canal, pero que incluye un
gran n6mero de residents en Panama, ha
hecho claro su deseo de cooperar con las
autoridades de la Repiblica de PanamA en
la preservaci6n de la herencia artistic,
arqueol6gica e hist6rica del pais.
El prop6sito de la Sociedad es llevar a
cabo trabajo cientifico en arqueologia y
prevenir la destrucci6n de material por
personas ineptas.
Un paso en este sentido, fue la reciente
publicaci6n en el anuario de la Sociedad,
del texto complete de la Ley 87, sancio-
nada en Panama el 21 de marzo de 1962.
El anuario estA a la venta en la mayoria
de las librerias de PanamA y la Zona
del Canal.
La President de la Comisi6n Nacional
de Arqueologia y Monumentos de Panama,
sefiora Reina Torres de Ara6z, solicit


P i O

La grifica muestra a los 10 primeros estibadores de la Divisi6n de Terminales de Cris-
t6bal, en recibir los nuevos y vistosos cascos, que luciran todos aquellos obreros portuarios
que hubiesen sido aprobados en los cursos de capacitaci6n, encaminados a su adiestra-
miento en todas las fases de operaci6n en el muelle, abordo de naves y en el manejo
de montacargas.
Los cascos estAn pintados con una corona amarilla con faja roja y borde azul, con la
insignia distintiva de un escudo con franja celeste, sobre la cual aparece la palabra
"Estibador" en letras negras en Angulo de 25 grades.
La entrega de los primeros 10 cascos, se realize en reciente ceremonia, verificada en
la oficina de adiestramiento de la Divisi6n de Terminales.
Orgullosos de haber coronado con 6xito los cursos, aparecen, de izquierda a derecha,
primer piano: Charles Morris, Manuel PBrez, Andr6s L6pez, Harmodio Arias, Adoniram
Iglesias; y, al fondo: Jos6 M. Ceballos, Jos6 A. Mendoza, Luis BeltrAn, Vicente Palacios,
y Christopher Green.

recientemente la ayuda de las autoridades
del Canal de PanamA en sus esfuerzos
piblicos para prevenir "el robo de huacas"
por personas no autorizadas y aficionados
irresponsables, y la salida del Istmo de
artefactos u objetos paleontol6gicos.
La sefiora de AraAz sefiala que, de
acuerdo con el Articulo 26 de la ley des-
crita arriba, "permisos del Poder Ejecu-
tivo para la exploraci6n de Monumentos
Nacionales seran concedidos despues de
un informed favorable a la Comisi6n de
de Arqueologia considerando la competen-
cia de aquellos que solicitan (tales) per-
misos, y la Comisi6n tieno la autoridad de
inspeccionar el trabajo o informal los
resultados de ellos."
La ley de Panama establece mAs ade-
lante que "todos los cambios, traspasos o
remociones de articulos arqueol6gicos o
hist6ricos, dentro o fuera del territorio
nacional-tales como cuando los objetos
van a ser enviados temporalmente fuera
del pais-se podra hacerse solamente con
el permiso previo de la Comisi6n."
La sefiora de Ara6z ha indicado que,
como Presidenta de la Comisi6n, ella se
encuentra en posici6n de dar informaci6n
de c6mo conseguir permisos a las personas
que tienen un interns cientifico de buena
fe en arqueologia e historic.

Invicto de los

Juniors en Juego
Un 6xito de taquilla promete ser el par-
tido de f6tbol fijado para el mi6rcoles 21
entire el invicto "Junior College" y el
equipo de "Estrellas de la Zona del Canal,"
integrado por jugadores del Club de Atle-
tismo, y de estudiantes de las escuelas
superiores de Balboa y de Crist6bal.
Los boletos para el juego, a beneficio
del Fondo Unido, cuestan $1 y el partido,
que promete ser muy refiido, se iniciara
a las 8 de la noche en el Estadio de Balboa.
Antes del primer saque se exhibirin
una veintena de carros modelo 1963.
Un tren especial saldra de Col6n a las
5:45 p.m., deteni6ndose en Cat6n antes
de continuar hasta el Estadio de Balboa.
El Club de Brazos Brooks hizo los arreglos
y los boletos de ida y vuelta cuestan $3,
que incluye refrescos.
TODOS LOS "COMIES" permaneceran
cerrados el jueves 22, Dia de Acci6n de



El Rostro Familiar

La tercera de tres nuevas locomotoras
de 1,200 caballos de fuerza ordenadas por
el Ferrocarril de Panama lleg6 al fin al
Istmo y estA en servicio.
Se trata de la ndmero 662, que tuvo un
accident desastroso cerca de Chicago
cuando era transportada en tren a Nueva
Orleans, debido a que tropez6 con la
armaz6n de un puente de poca altura.
Las otras locomotoras, n6meros 661 y
663, llegaron el 11 de julio y el 2 de agosto,
respectivamente, siendo 6stas tres las pri-
meras ordenadas por la empresa ferroca-
rrilera desde 1951. Reemplazan a cinco
locomotoras que habian servido sin cesar
desde hace 21 afios.

UN CANAL a trav6s del Istmo fue origi-
nalmente la idea del Rey Fernando de
Espafia, despu6s de la conquista del Peri
y Chile . hace mis de 300 aiios.
UNA EXHIBITION que arroja luz
sobre recientes sucesos relacionados con
Cuba estaba fijada para abrirse ayer
tarde en el Centro de Servicios Comu-
nales de Margarita. La exhibici6n, que
continuari hasta el lunes, fue arreglada
por el Comando del Caribe y pasarA
luego a otras comunidades zoneitas.
QUE LOS VUELOS a Miami, debido
a la situaci6n cubana, han sido desviados
en forma que cubren mayor millaje y
toman tiempo adicional. Aunque ello no
entrafia aumento en el cost del pasaje,
si require 50 minutes mis de vuelo en
aviones a reacci6n y 1 hora 45 minutes
en aeronaves con h6lices.

Fueron construidas por la General
Motors en su plant de La Grange, Illinois,
y pesan 204,920 libras cada una.
La 662 fue empleada primero en los
patios del ferrocarril y luego probada por
un dia, siendo luego levada al taller para
reajustes y su examen general.

Sesiona Junta

De Recreacidn
La Junta de Facilidades Recreativas
celebr6 su primera reunion, designando un
comit6 ejecutivo que comprende a Rupert
Beckford y Winter Collins, de los Conse-
jos Civicos de la Zona del Canal; Walter
Mikulich, funcionario encargado de Ser-
vicios Especiales, un representante de la
Contraloria y otro de la Oficina de
Esa comisi6n se propone desarrollar pla-
nes que merezcan el respaldo y beneplacito
Embarcaderos y rampas, asi como mue-
lles para pequefias embarcaciones de
placer, sernn instalados en los sitios con-
venientes. En el parque a la memorial de
George Green, asi como el del Camino
de Cruces se han instalado servicios sani-
tarios; en el mirador del Cerro del
Contratista se colocara otro.
Planes para 1963 incluyen la termina-
ci6n de los campos de juegos de Campo
Coiner, Mindi y Santa Cruz.
El Gobernador Fleming compareci6 a
la reuni6n por unos instantes, despues de
que el Vice-Gobernador Leber habia
abierto la sesi6n.


Parade of Sports
Chapel of the Air
Wide World of Sports
Air Force News Review
Science in Action
CFN News
Sacred Heart
Story of a Familv
Danny Thomas
Ed Sullivan Show
Weekend News Review
Miss America Pageant
Tennessee Ernie Ford
Final Edition
Encore: Dinah Shore
First Edition
Roy Rogers
Wonders of the World
4-Star Edition
Greatest Dramas
Zane Crev Theater
Price Is Right
Music On Ice
CFN News
Movietime: Return of
Jesse James
Who in the World
Final Edition
Encore: Ed Sullivan


4:50 Billboard
5:00 First Edition
5:05 Kids Klub
5:30 Crisis
6:00 4-Star Edition
6:35 Password
7:00 School of tile Americas
7:15 Armed Forces News
7:30 Andy Griffith
8:00 Jerry Lewis
8:55 CFN News
9:00 Armchair Theater:
Scotland Yard
10:15 Airman's World
10:30 Overseas Adventure
11:00 Final Edition
11:15 Encore: Music On Ice

4:50 Billboard
5.00 First Edition
5:05 Shari Lewis Show%
5:30 Accent
6:00 4-Star Edition
6'35 Report
7:00 Around and About
7:30 Death Valley Days
8:00 Perry Como
8:55 CFN News
9:00 Tonight
10:00 Fight of the Week

10:.10 Screen News Digest
11:00 Final Edition
11:15 Encore: Jerry Lewis

4:50 Billboard
5:00 First Edition
5:05 Kids Klub
5:30 Salute to the States
6'00 ,4-Star Edition
6:35 Report
7:00 Thanksgiving Parade
8:00 Home for the Holidays
8:55 CFN News
9:00 Sing Along With Mitch
10:00 The Witness
11:00 Final Edition
11:15 Encore. Tonight

4.50 Billboard
5:00 First Edition
5:05 Boots and Saddles
3:30 Harvest
6:00 4-Star Edition
6:35 Report
7:(X) Robin Hood
7:30 Real McCovs
8:00 Westinghouse Presents

CFN News
Candid Camera
What's My Line
CFN Bowling
Final Edition
Friday Night Theater:
"Burv Me Dead"


Cartoon Carnival
Captain Kangamoo
Saturday Matinee:
Return of Jesse James
Parents Ask About
American Bandstand
Sports Time
CFN News
The Big Picture
The Tcxan
Phi! Silvers
Lawrence W\elk
CFN News
U.S. Steel Hour
To Tell the Truth
The Lively Ones
Filal Edition
Encore: Scotland Yald

I* s"






El mismo edificio donde comenz6 a traba-
jar es el mismo donde la sefiora Dorothy
Webb se despedirA como empleada de la
organizaci6n del Canal de PanamA. Sub-
Jefe de Archivos Personales-Ramo Admi-
nistrativo, la sefiora Webb comenz6 a
trabajar en 1936 en el antiguo Comisariato
de Anc6n, cuyo edificio alberga ahora las
oficinas de la Divisi6n de Empleo y Utili-
zaci6n. "Llegu6 a PanamA cuando tenia
6 aiios y me consider panamefia," dice la
simpftica sefiora Webb, quien el pr6ximo
afio dejara su empleo, en vista de que su
esposo Adrian Webb, maestro de esclusas
en las Esclusas de Miraflores, se jubilarf
y viajaran a los Estados Unidos para
residir allA.

A la Orilla del Canal...

en Playa de Flor (actualmente Fuerte
Sherman) vive en dinAmico retire, despues
de haber servido al Canal de Panama
durante 40 afios hasta 1957. Su extremi-
dad inferior artificial remplaza la pierna
que perdi6 cuando era Guardafrenos en el
ferrocarril durante la construcci6n del
Canal, accident que en nada ha amilanado
al veteran obrero, quien presta sus luces
y experiencia a sus compafieros de la
central obrera, Gremio 900.
4 0 0
cos conservados para la posteridad en el
Museo Nacional de Panama aparecen los
grupos de estatuas conocidas como "Mo-
nolitos de Barriles" (ver fotografia en la
secci6n en ingl6s) asi como valiosas cerA-
micas y huacas de oro y otros artefactos
y utensilios del aborigen americano.

Gran Total_ 1,301
Esclusas de Miraflores ___-_ 783
Esclusas de Gat6n __ _. 155
Las Cruces (3 viajes) _____ 318
Reina Manuelita I (1 viaje)_ 15
Excursiones por tierra ____- 30
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