Title: Spillway
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098946/00029
 Material Information
Title: Spillway
Physical Description: 1 v. : ill. ; 28-43 cm.
Language: Spanish
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Balboa Heights C.Z
Publication Date: December 28, 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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Bibliographic ID: UF00098946
Volume ID: VID00029
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. 28 Weekly Publication of the Panama Canal Friday, December 28, 1962


Besides other yuletide activities, mem-
bers of the Panama Canal Women's Wel-
fare Group took part, along with employees
of the Panama Canal Employee Services
Branch of the Personnel Bureau, in pre-
paring Christmas Packages for retirees.
Packages were distributed to 300 retired
Canal employees who are on disability
relief, and who live in Panama City and
The "Oldtimers" who received the
Christmas packages were selected from
those former non-U.S.-citizen Canal em-
ployees who now are in old people's homes
in Panama, or who are confined to hospitals
there, or who are unable to leave their
room in the terminal cities because of
ill-health or age.
The Canal Women's Welfare Group also
distributed toys to some 400 youngsters in

Swinsin' In The Zone
When day is done, and shadows fall,
what could be more delightful than to
swing gently to and fro in a porch swing?
Some people in the Canal Zone have had
such swings, usually the result of a do-it-
yourself project, and others have yearned
for them but didn't have the know-how
for constructing them:
Now distribution of 73 swings has been
accomplished through the Gamboa Hous-
ing Office, with the recipients determined
by Santa Cruz Civic Council officers. The
swings were built in the training classes
conducted at Gamboa Penitentiary.
The swing project started when Col.
Matthew C. Harrison, Director of the En-
gineering and Construction Bureau, took
a ride through Santa Cruz and noted that
some people had swings under their quar-
ters and that a number of the swings were
in poor condition. He recommended to
Governor Fleming, that some of the scrap
lumber in the Maintenance Division might
be used for construction of swings for
Four tables and eight benches of rein-
forced concrete, two sets each for George
Green Memorial Park on the Forest Pre-
serve Road and for Las Cruces Trail Park,
also have been built in penitentiary training

the Village of Cativa on the Trans-Isthmian



The New Canal Zone Code will go into
effect January 2, bringing with it literally
hundreds of changes in laws.
Among the changes incorporated in the
new Code:
Heavier penalties for driving while in-
toxicated. The maximum is increased from
30 days and $100 fine to 90 days and
$500 fine.
Requirement for premarital medical
examinations before issuance of marriage
Provisions for establishing a probation
and parole system.
A uniform act on gifts to minors, with
certain tax benefits.
Authorization for issuance of regula-
tions-with the effect of law-on fishing,
swimming, and protection of wildlife.
And, in lighter vein, the title of District
Attorney Rowland K. Hazard has been
changed from "district attorney" to "United
States attorney," bringing it into con-
formity with usage throughout the United
States and other places subject to
jurisdiction of the United States.

Kilbey, Chase, In Top
Service Center Posts
Appointment of C. W. Kilbey as Service
Center Branch Superintendent and H. J.
Chase as Assistant Superintendent has been
announced by T. G. Relihan, General
Manager of the Supply Division.
Mr. Kilbey has been Acting Superinten-
dent and Mr. Chase has been relief
Mr. Kilbey joined the Canal organization
in 1937 and was with the Correspondence
Bureau and Electrical Division for about
4 years, then going to the district court-
house in Ancon as court reporter. He
returned to Canal duty in 1945 with a unit
of the present Supply and Community
Service Bureau.

In Swim Early


WATER BABY Marilyn Lewis, above,
4 years of age, is one of the young swim-
mers at Balboa Pool who passed require-
ments for the Canal Zone "B" badge. She
started work on the "B" badge the past
summer, just as soon as she celebrated her
fourth birthday. Squinting her eyes against
the sun, she's ready to take off on another
lap across the pool. To acquire the "B"
badge she had to swim 100 yards, or four
times across the pool. Of that 100 yards,
75 yards were a front crawl and 25 yards
elementary swimming on her back. Mari-
lyn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas
Lewis (her father is a member of the Pan-
ama Canal Accounting Policies and Pro-
cedures Staff), is the first 4-year-old to
receive a Canal Zone "B" badge since the
start of the present school year. The other
4-year-old to receive a "B" badge this year
is Roger Adams, who started swimming
classes in the summer of 1961. About 22
4-year-old swimmers are in the puddle
jumpers' class at Balboa Swimming
Pool and meet for classes mornings and

***DR. JACK I. SMITH, formerly a
member of the Canal Zone medical staff,
has been appointed director of Chronic
Disease Control for the St. Louis County
(Missouri) Health Department. A 1945
graduate of the University of Cincinnati,
he received his doctor of public health
degree from Tulane University in 1961.

WJappy JVew lear

Last June, when the
position of Commu-
nity Relations Assist-
ant was created in the
Office of the Execu-
tive Secretary, Sylves-
ter D. Callender, then
Assistant Manager of
the Paraiso Retail
Store, was appointed.
Mr. Callender's pro-
motion made a job
vacancy at Paraiso.


When a Canal job vacancy occurs, cer-
tain steps begin. Usually the position is
advertised on bulletin boards. Often a
single promotion leads to wider opportuni-
ties for many employees, as was the case
with the chain followed on this page.
Promotion practice differs, naturally,
between jobs in retailing and, say, those
in medicine or engineering. But choice
boils down in the end to an evaluation of
the experience, education and general back-
ground offered by the various applicants

The job of Assistant
Manager of the Parai-
so Retail Store was ad-
vertised. Several men
were considered. The
one chosen was Patna
Brown, then working
as a Supervisor at
the Diablo Service
Center. Mr. Brown
had entered Canal
Service in 1928 as a
junior salesman at the Balboa Retail Store.
An early graduate of Red Tank Elemen-
tary School, he had taken private instruc-
tion in commercial subjects, later attended
on-the-job training classes. His wife, Edith
Brown, is in charge of the Paraiso Beauty
Shop. They have a two grown children in
the States. One, a nurse, is a supervisor at
the Jewish Hospital in Brooklyn. There's
also a grandson.

Hearing the job as Supervisor at Diablo
Service Center was open, Ruthwin Samuels,
then working as a Supervisor at Paraiso
Retail Store, made a bid for promotion and
was selected over other applicants. Born
on the Canal Zone, he had entered Canal
service as a utility man at the Red Tank
Retail Store after graduation from ele-
mentary school there.
He has worked in
almost every retail
store on the Pacific
'. .'- side. Photography and
plants, especially Afri-
can violets, are his
hobbies. He and Mrs.
SSamuels have two
children at schools in
the States, one at
S Paraiso High.

Seabert Haynes was
a Section Head at
Margarita Retail Store
when he put in for
and got the job of
Supervisor open at
Paraiso Retail Store.
This meant a move to
Pedro Miguel for Mr.
and Mrs. Haynes and
their 3-year-old son.
A graduate of Rain-
bow City High School, Mr. Haynes is a
Vice President of the Civic Council there
and also of the Federal Credit Union. He
likes to tinker with radios in his spare
time, and reads a lot.

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Levy Beckford was
a sales clerk at Mar-
garita Retail Store
when he heard of the
chance to move up to
Section Head there.
He was chosen over
other applicants for
promotion. Born in
Colon, where he lives
with Mrs. Beckford
and their five children,

he received his education there at a private
Baptist school. He entered Canal service
in 1940 as a bargeman at the Gatun Spill-
way, changed over to retailing 6 years later.

Who will get the
next promotion in
the chain?-When the
sales-clerk opening is
filled, one or two other
employees may move
up before the chain
reaction following Mr.
Callender's promotion
is complete.

Barney Goes Along

To Something Else
Barney Barlow was one of the best-
known men on the waterfront here. He
had signed up in 1915 to come to the
Isthmus to play baseball-$50 and the
season's expenses. Forty years later-and
5 years ago-he was an Operational Super-
visor on the Locks, when he retired-the
first time. Barney was also the man most
called on to serve as guide for visiting
dignitaries, such as Queen Elizabeth II
and various Presidents of the United States
and other countries. (The Canal had no
Guide Service then.)
Even before he left Panama, Barney
was all set up with a job on the St. Law-
rence Waterway, where he was Chief of
Operations at Massens supervising the
work of nine lockmasters. After 5 years
he has done it again-retired. Friends here
have had no word as to Barney's future
plans for other canals. But they're pretty
sure he has something in mind.


Along the Banks...
**AFTER publishing an extensive illus-
trated article on the Thatcher Ferry Bridge
in a recent issue, Contractors and Engineers
magazine, published in New York City,
came back in last month's issue with two
more articles on work here. One, illustrated
with 12 pictures, sketched progress of
channel widening work. The other de-
scribed a job-built rolling scaffold used on
the bridge project.
***ALL RESIDENTS of the Canal Zone
have been especially invited to attend and
participate in the annual Ocu Fair to be
held January 19, 20, and 21. Dr. Herminio
Carrizo, president of the Fair committee,
issued the invitation.
***AND SPEAKING of stamps, the
reference book for local variety is "Canal
Zone Postage Stamps," by E. I. P. Tatel-
man, a former judge of the Cristobal
Magistrates Court, now retired in Florida.
Published in 1961, the illustrated volume
sells for $2.50, postage free, and is handled
by the Philatelic Agency, Balboa. It covers
the period from June 25, 1904, through the
year 1959.
***LAST WEEK the Canal Zone Guide
Service welcomed 4,121 visitors, of whom
1,587 called at Miraflores, 197 at Gatun.
There were 1,100 aboard a transiting pas-
senger ship and 1,237 aboard the Canal's
sightseeing launches.
**LET'S START those New Year's
resolutions early and stay out of the traffic
headlines, this weekend and on the first
day of 1963.

Payday Is January 2
Payday next week will be Wednesday,
January 2, not Monday, Tuesday, or Wed-
nesday, as customary. Division representa-
tives who take delivery of checks should
revise their pick-up schedule as follows:
Checks normally delivered on Monday
and Tuesday should be picked up on the
Pacific side at 7:15 a.m., Wednesday, at
the Treasurer Office, Ancon, while Atlantic
side checks will be sent on the train arriving
in Colon at 8:33 a.m.
Checks regularly delivered on Wednes-
day will be available for Pacific side units
at 12:45 p.m., Monday, at the Treasurer's
Office and Atlantic-side checks will be on
the train arriving in Colon 1:23 p.m. None
of the checks will be delivered to employees
until Wednesday, however.

"The best thing that's happened during
the Christmas season" was the typical
comment heard on both sides of the Isth-
mus as seasonal music rang out loud and
clear in public areas during the pre-
Christmas rush. Atlantic siders heard a
special program by the Crossroads Chapter
of Sweet Adelines, a songfest by a quartette
of Pan-canetts, and organ music by Miss
Karen Patient of Coco Solo High School
while Pacific siders listened to organist
Frank AzcArraga of the Canal Zone Guide
Service and vocalists who appeared with

eliz c4h o NVuevo

Vol. 1, No. 28 Publicaci6n Semanal del Canal de Panam6 Viernes 28 de diciembre de 1962



El Nuevo C6digo de la Zona del Canal
entrara en vigor el 2 de enero, trayendo
cientos de cambios en las leyes.
Entre los cambios incluidos en el nuevo
Sanciones mis several para los que
manejan intoxicados. La mAxima ha sido
aumentada de 30 dias y $100 de multa a
90 dias y $500 de multa.
El requisite de exAmenes pre-nupcia-
les antes de expedirse las licencias matri-
Medidas para establecer el sistema
de prueba y libertad bajo palabra.

/, nao
Sa .'ns rrar

Una ley uniform en los regalos a los
menores, con ciertas exenciones de im-
Autorizaci6n para la expedici6n de
reglamentos, con efectos de leyes, sobre la
pesca, nataci6n y protecci6n de la vida
El titulo de. Fiscal de Distrito, Rowland
K. Hazard ha sido cambiado de "fiscal de
distrito" a "Fiscal de los Estados Unidos,"
poniendolo en conformidad con lo usual
a trav6s de los Estados Unidos y otras Areas
sujetas a la jurisdicci6n de los Estados

'2 -

1 'C I ,,
I /

DAMAS DEL CANAL DE PANAMA, asistidas por miembros de la Divisi6n de Servicios
a Empleados de la Direcci6n de Personal, distribuyeron aguinaldos a 300 ex-cmpleados del
Canal de PanamA pensionados por incapacitaci6n fisica y que viven en las ciudades de
PanamA y Col6n. Los veterans fueron escogidos de la n6mina de pensionados por incapa-
citaci6n que estan en Asilos de Ancianos u hospitals de PanamA o que debido a precaria
salud no podian salir de sus hogares. Preparando los paquetes aparecen, de izquierda a
derecha, las seiioras Lilia Paredes, Caroline Skinner, Dorothea Hollen y Dorothy Jack
y la sefiorita Anna Caten.


Cuando el dia terminal y las sombras
caen, qu6 podria ser mejor que mecerse
plAcidamente en un trapecio en el portal
de su casa? Algunas personas en la Zona
del Canal tienen tales trapecios, por lo
general como resultado del proyecto de
"hAgalo usted mismo"; mientras que otros
los han anhelado pero no saben c6mo
Un total de 73 trapecios fueron distribui-
dos en primer lugar en la comunidad de
Santa Cruz en la Zona del Canal. La dis-
tribuci6n se hizo por medio del Consejo
Civico el dia 8 de diciembre a las prime-
ras 73 personas que hicieron solicitudes de
los mismos, despu6s de haberse anun-
ciado que estaban disponibles para los
Los trapecios fueron construidos en las
classes de artes y oficios de la Penitenciaria
de Gamboa.
El proyecto de los trapecios comenz6
cuando el Coronel Matthew C. Harrison,
Jefe de la Direcci6n de Ingenieria y Cons-
trucci6n del Canal de Panama dio un paseo
por Santa Cruz y not6 que algunas perso-
nas tenian trapecios en sus residencias, pero
muchos en malas condiciones. El reco-
mend6 al Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
Robert J. Fleming, Jr., que se usara parte
de la madera usada que estaba en la Divi-
si6n de Mantenimiento para la construcci6n
de trapecios para las casas.

En junio pasado, cuando se cre6 el cargo
de Coordinador de Relaciones de las Co-
munidades Latinoamericanas, dependiente
del Despacho del Secretario Ejecutivo,
Sylvester D. Callender, a la saz6n Sub-
gerente del Almac6n de Paraiso, fue desig-
nado para el puesto. El ascenso del senior
Callender dej6 una vacant en Paraiso,
anunciandose el caso.
Varios candidates fueron tomados en
consideraci6n antes de escogerse a Patna
Brown, quien era Superintendente del
Centro de Scrvicios Comunales de Diablo.
El agraciado habia ingresado al servicio
del Canal de PanamA en 1928 como apren-
diz vendedor en el Almac6n de Balboa.
Graduado de la Escuela Primaria de Red
(Pasa a pdgina 2, column 3)


A la Orilla del Canal... Barney Barlow
V/ 1 d ( -'-, d l*W o

.**NIEBLA NOCTURNAL y no el g6li-
do invierno es lo que causa cambios en el
itinerario de partidas del vapor Crist6bal
durante los meses de enero hasta abril.
La hora de salida de Nueva Orleans ha
sido avanzada de 4 a 1 de la tarde y la de
Crist6bal de 3 a 1 de la tarde, tambien,
a fin de obviar en lo possible las inconve-
niencias de la neblina que pesa sobre la
desembocadura del Rio Mississippi.
***HABLANDO de estampillas, el libro
de referencia para la variedad local es
"Canal Zone Postage Stamps," por E. I. P.
Tatelman, ex-juez de la Corte de Crist6bal,
ahora jubilado en Florida. Publicado en
1961, el volume ilustrado se vende por
$2.50, libre de porte, y esti a cargo de la
Agencia Filatdlica en Balboa. Cubre un
period del 25 de junior de 1904 hasta el
afio 1959.
***MARILYN LEWIS (foto en la sec-
ci6n inglesa) es una pequefia ondina de
solo 4 afios que ya capture el distintivo
"B" el verano pasado. Para ello tuvo que
nadar 100 yards: 75 al estilo "crawl" y
25 de espalda. Hija de los esposos Thomas
Lewis (61 trabaja en la Administraci6n de
Sistemas y Procedimientos de Contabili-
dad) Marilyn promote ser una estrella de
la nataci6n, al igual que Roger Adams,
tambi6n de 4 afios, quien igualmente con-
quist6 el distintivo "B."
.** LA ASOCIACION de Empleados del
Comisariato de Balboa contribuy6 con la
suma de B/.10 para la cena de Navidad de
las families pobres de Panama, en la cam-
paiia realizada por la Camara Junior de
Panama a trav6s de canales de television
y radio de la ciudad de PanamA.

Vino al Istmo en 1915 como pelotero,
con $50 de viaticos por la temporada;
40 ailos mas tarde, y hace solo 5, era
Superintendent Operacional en las Esclu-
sas, cuando decidi6 retirarse por primera
vez. Pero la ociosidad era ajena a Barney
Barlow, guia preferido de altas personali-
dades que visitaran el Istmo, inclusive la
Reina de Inglaterra, various Presidentes de
los Estados Unidos y de otras naciones.
Afin antes de salir de Panama, Barney
ya tenia acordado trabajar para el Canal de
San Lorenzo (St. Lawrence waterway),
donde es Jefe de Operaciones en Massenau.
Pero ahora si come que viene de veras
y Barney se retirara, pero existen sospe-
chas de que ande buscando otros canales
donde trabajar.

Gran Total _____- _ .4,121
Esclusas de Miraflores_ _ 1,587
Esclusas de Gattin__ _ 197
Barcos de pasajeros (1)__ 1,100
Las Cruces (10 viajes)__ 1,207
Reina Manuelita I (2 viajes) 30
Informaci6n suministrada por el
Servicio de Guias

QUE el pr6ximo pagamento sera el
mi6rcoles 2 de enero. Los cheques que
normalmente se entregan los lunes y
martes seran recogidos en el sector Pacifico
a las 7:15 de la mariana del miercoles en
la Oficina de la Tesoreria en Anc6n; los
correspondientes al Atlantico iran en el
tren que llega a Col6n a las 8:33 de la


Parade of Sports
Chapel of ihe Air
Wide World of Sports
Science in Action
Parents Ask About
CFN News
Sacred Heart
Our American Heritage
Dannyv Thomas
Ed Sullivan Show
Weekend News Review
So This Is Hollywood
The \Vitness
Final Edition
Encore: Dinah Shore
First Edition
Magic Land of
Focus oI, Anmrica
4-Star Edition
Creatcst Diraulas
Zane Grev The Price Is Right
Dinahl Shlie Show
CFN News
lMoevitimc: "Kentuck\
Blue Streak"

10:00 New Years Eve
11:00 Final Edition
11:15 IlIghways of Melod\

4:50 Billboard
5:00 First Edition
5:05 Kids Klul)
5:30 Wonders of the World
6:00 .1-Star Edition
6.35 America llHeritage
7.00 Airmrans W'orlld
7:15 Armed Forces News
7:30 Andl, t flith
8'00 (;air \loole Show
8.55 CFN News
9 00 Aindhair Tleater.
1"TihunIdr Oiel
10:30 Overseas lAdventure
11:00 Final Edition
11:15 Encore: Ed Sullivan


4:50 Billboard
5'00 First Edition
5:05 Shari Lewis Show
5:30 Crisis
6:00 t1-Star Edition
6:35 Report
7.00 Around and About
7:15 Newsreel

Death Valley Days
Perry Como
CFN News
Fight of the Week
Final Edition
Encore. Gary Moore

First Edition
Kids Kuib
Salute to the States
Nav\ Ililites
4-Star Edition
College Otuiz sowl
George (;bel] Show
lere's Edie
As Ceser See's It
CFN News
Sing Along With Mitch
What's IMy Line
Final Edition
Enrlclr: Perry ('olor

First Edition
Magic Midway
IIar Edst
-1-Star Edition

Tl ltl ressev Eriiie Ford
Ieal McCoys
ell rTelcieplone Hour
CFN News
Candid Camera
I've Got a Secret
Ted Mack
Sturnp the Stars
Final Edition
Friday Night Theatei:
"The 13th Green"

Cartoon Caininval
Captain Kangaroo
Saturday Matinee:
"Thlnder Over
Sports Time
Screen News Digest
CFN News
The Big Picture
The Texan
To Tell tlhe Truth
Lawrence W'Vlk
CFN News
U.S. Steel IHour
Hig Time Wrestlingi
Finil Edition
Encore' Iell Telepione

El Rostro Familiar

_4 l, l

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Revistas, refrescos, helados, confites, libros
de bolsillo, diaries, c6micas, de todo como
en botica expenden en el kiosko de la
estaci6n del ferrocarril en Balboa, mane-
jado por Tony Oiler desde hace ya 28 afios.
Millares de viajeros y turistas han acudido
a trav6s de los afios a este kiosko de festive
aspect donde siempre son atendidos con
cordial simpatia por el sonriente Tony.

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
Tank, Brown tom6 classes privadas en ma-
terias comerciales y, mas adelante, asisti6
a cursos de adiestramiento sobre su trabajo.
Su esposa, Edith Brown, estti a cargo del
Sal6n de Belleza de Paraiso; tienen dos
hijos mayores residiendo en los Estados
Unidos. Una es Superintendente de enfer-
meras en el Hospital Hebreo de Brooklyn.
Para llenar la vacant de Brown fue
ascendido Ruthwin Samuels, quien era
Superintendent del Almac6n de Paraiso.
Nacido en la Zona del Canal, ingres6 a la
organizaci6n canalera como mozo de oficio
en el Almac6n de Red Tank, despu6s de
graduarse en la primaria de csa poblaci6n.
Samuels ha trabajado en casi todos los
almacenes del Pacifico. Es casado y dos
de sus hiios estudian en Estados Unidos;
otro, en la Escuela Superior de Paraiso.
Seabert Haynes era Jefe de Secci6n en
el Almac6n de Margarita cuando solicit
el cargo dejado vacant por Samuels. Su
ascenso entrafia mudarse a Pedro Miguel
con su esposa y su nifio de 3 afios. Gra-
duado en la Escuela Superior de Rainbow
City, Haynes es Viccpresidente del Con-
sejo Civico de esa poblaci6n y tambi6n de
la Union Federal de Cr6dito.
Levy Beckford, ascendi6 al cargo de
Haynes del de vendedor en el Almac6n
de Margarita, compitiendo contra otros
aspirants. Nacido en Col6n, vive alli con
su esposa y cinco hijos. Estudi6 en la
Escuela Bautista e ingres6 al servicio del
Canal de Panama en 1940 como botero en
la Presa de Catin, de donde pas6 a
vendedor 6 afios mais tarde.
Todavia falta llenar la vacant dejada
por Beckford y, a su vez, la creada por
quien le suceda en una cadena de ascen-
sos provocada por el dcl senior Callender.

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