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Title: The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Alternate Title: Spillway
Canal de Panamá Spillway
Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Physical Description: 37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Canal Zone
Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
United States
Publisher: Panama Canal
Place of Publication: Balboa Hights C.Z
Balboa Hights, C.Z
Publication Date: February 25, 1966
Frequency: biweekly[jan. 6, 1984-1999]
weekly[ former -dec. 23, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Periodicals -- Canal Zone   ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama)   ( lcsh )
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Language: Text in English and Spanish; Spanish text inverted.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 1, no. 33 (Feb. 1, 1963)-Vol. 37, no. 26 (Dec. 30, 1999).
Issuing Body: Issued by: Government of the Canal Zone <June 24, 1966-June 13 1969>; by the Panama Canal Company, <Aug. 13, 1976>-Sept. 14, 1979; by the Panama Canal Commission, Sept. 20, 1979-Dec. 1999.
General Note: "Official Panama Canal publication."
General Note: Imprint varies: Balboa Hights, <1966-1978>; Miami, Fla., <1979-1982>; Balboa Heights, Pan. <1983>-1999.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 1 (June 24, 1966); title from caption.
General Note: Vols. for 1994-1995 distributed to depository libraries in microfiche.
General Note: Special "80th anniversary supplement" issue published on Aug. 12, 1994.
General Note: Special ed. for 65th anniversary of the Panama Canal issued at end of Oct. 1979, is also a joint issue with: The News: authorized unofficial publication of the U.S. Armed Forces, Quarry Heights, Panama, and includes the text of the Panama Canal Act.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00094771
Volume ID: VID00551
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 02582102
lccn - 83642750
issn - 0364-8044
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Preceded by: Spillway
Succeeded by: Faro (Balboa, Panama)

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Gift of the Panama Canal Museum

Vol. IV, No. 36 50 Years of Service . To World Commerce Friday, February 25, 1966



Roy Sharp displays his pastel of the solitary motmot with its beautiful bright
turquoise-green, cinnamon-orange plumage, and the racquet-shaped tailtip
which swings like a pendulum as the motmot perches stupidly on a tree
branch. On the wall is one of two macaws painted by Sharp.

Pacific Grounds Supervisor

Is Artist, Lover of Nature

Since earliest times birds have
been an inspiration to man. They
were used as symbols by primitive
man and found in Egyptian hiero-
glyphics. Their attraction has con-
tinued through the ages and become
more and more prominent in man's
appreciation of nature.
Canal Zone bird enthusiasts have
a heyday with the beautiful birds
abundant in tropical Panama. Birds
are watched, banded, fed, netted,
and painted. Most bird hobbyists are
contentedly dedicated to the first
of these pastimes. Not so Roy Sharp,
Supervisor of Grounds, Pacific area.
He not only watches birds, and nets
them for the Summit Gardens Zoo.
He paints them.
The result of his love of nature
and artistic talent are several beau-
tiful pastels of local birds that hang
on burlapped walls of the Grounds
Office. Completing the decor are a
smattering of bright blue, beige, and
yellow butterflies, moths, bees, and
a rhinoceros beetle.
Sharp, who came to the Isthmus
in 1942 to produce plants at Summit
Gardens for military camouflage
during World War II, has been paint-
ing since high school days in Hamil-
ton, Ind. He studied for a year at the
John Herron Art Institute in Indiana-
polis and is a graduate of the Indiana-
polis Academy of Commercial Art.
He also studied at the Art Institute
of Chicago, Ill., and worked as a
commercial artist for 8 years before
coming to the Canal Zone.
In the seven pastels displayed at
the Grounds Office, Sharp has cap-
tured the lifelike beauty of his
plumed subjects to perfection.
Among the lovely bird pastels is
the solitary motmot, a beautiful tur-
quoise, green, and orange subject,
unique because of the racquet-
shaped fan at the tip of his elongated
tail. Unlike most birds which live in
nests in trees, the motmot makes his
home in excavated holes on the bank
of streams.
Sharp's pastel of the gallinule, the
iridescent blue-green marsh bird so
well adapted to swamp living because

of his long, skinny feet, is so beauti-
fully interpreted that he seems ready
to walk off the canvas.
Light brown and yellow-tailed, the
oropendola, whose instinct of pro-
tection is so keen that he builds his
long pendulum-shaped nest on a
smooth barked-tree, is another of
Sharp's artistic creations.
There are two pastels of the long-
tailed, hook-beaked macaws, mem-
bers of the parrot family, magnifi-
cent in contrasted brilliant colors of
red, green, blue, and yellow.
The favorite toucan, with its light-
(Continued on p. 4)

, m I

Panama's First Light Bulb,

No. 1 Car Tag in
(Pictures in Spanish section)
On a day in 1890, about 5 p.m.,
the townspeople of Panama City
began drifting to a rendezvous near
the well-shaded Independence Plaza
in the heart of the city. An atmo-
sphere of excitement exuded from the
handsome three story Hotel Central,
the favorite meeting place for public
events and gatherings. A near miracle
was to take place at 6 p.m. The
people of PanamA were to see the
magic of electric light for the first
Many years have passed since that
exciting afternoon in 1890, and today
Panama enjoys one of the best elec-
tric power systems in Latin America.
The historic bulb which gave Pan-
ama its first flash of electric light
still exists. It belongs to Henry
Ehrman, Supervisory Surveying Tech-
nician of the Panama Canal Engi-
neering Division, who lives in Gam-
boa with his lovely wife, Ana Victoria
Arias de Ehrman.
The Ehrman home contains many
lovely heirlooms that once graced the
formal parlors of his grandfather's
house in France. Grandfather Ehr-
man emigrated to the United States
soon after the Franco-Prussian War
and settled in New Orleans. Toward
the end of the last century the family

Ehrman Home
came to the Isthmus. The Ehrmans
were soon prominent businessmen-
owning a bank, a pharmacy, and the
Hotel Central.
The Palm Garden of the Hotel
Central was the popular meeting
place at that time, especially on
Sunday evenings after the band con-
cert in the park.
The electric light bulb, of 200
watts, was installed in the hotel
lobby. The power to light it was
generated by a steam engine. It is
larger than bulbs used today.
Henry Ehrman has many inter-
esting photographs of the Canal con-
struction days. He has the number 1
automobile license plate that was
issued in the Canal Zone, in 1909.
Number 1 plate, in Panama, was
issued to Jos6 Gabriel Duque, the
founder of the Panama National
Ehrman, who has more than 30
years service with the Panama Canal,
attended La Salle School in Panama
as a boy. Then he attended business
college in Trenton, N.J., and also
studied in Chicago, Ill., and attended
engineering school in Pennsylvania.
The Ehrmans have two children,
a son, Henry, Jr., and a daughter,
Doris. Both live in St. Petersburg,


First License

Given Under

New Program

The first unlimited pilot's license
to be given under the new Panama
Canal pilots' training program was
presented to Capt. Millard A. Scott,
Atlantic side pilot, last week by Capt.
M. J. Prince, USN, Marine Director,
in a ceremony in the office of Capt.
E. B. Rainier, Captain of the Cris-
tobal Port.
The license earned by Captain
Scott, after a rigorous 19-month
period of training, was presented by
Captain Prince in the presence of
Capt. Chester E. Briggs, USN, Chief
of the Navigation Division; Captain
Rainier; Capt. Andrew Stohrer,
Senior Assistant Port Captain in Cris-
tobal; Capt. K. S. Roscoe and Capt.
R. A. Allan, Assistant Port Captains.
Although he will continue to re-
ceive on the job training with experi-
ence, the license qualifies Captain
Scott to pilot any vessel of any ton-
nage upon all Canal Zone waters.
In accordance with present practice,
it will be 73% years before he is
assigned to pilot the biggest super
In order to qualify as an applicant
for a license as Panama Canal Pilot,
a U.S. Merchant Marine officer has
to hold a license issued by the U.S.
Coast Guard as master of steam or
motor vessels, any gross tons, any
ocean. He must also have served at
least 6 months as chief mate of ocean
steam or motor vessels of 1,000 gross
tons or more.
Captain Scott was master of a
tanker for the Texaco Co. when he
applied for a position as pilot. After
being accepted as an applicant, he,
like other pilot trainees, had 4 months
of basic training. During this time he
(Continued on p. 4)

Going on Leave?

Don't Forget

To File Voucher
Home leave time is coming around
again for most of us and here are a
few pointers for travelers.
Any employee traveling on home
leave, recruitment, repatriation, or
official duty travel orders must sub-
mit a travel voucher within 30 days
after completion of travel. The same
rule applies to the sponsor of students
traveling on educational travel orders.
This is especially true of employees
who have taken cash advance prior to
their travel. If their voucher is not
received within 60 days after com-
pletion of travel, the amount of the
travel advance will be offset by pay-
roll deduction without further notice
to the employee.
Most people cringe at the thought
of having to compute their per diem
on a travel voucher. Forget it. The
Claims Branch will compute what-
ever is authorized and add it to your
voucher. All you need do is be sure
to state your mode of travel, giving
the dates and times of arrival and
departure along the way and inci-
dental expenses incurred.
When transportation is furnished,
such as rail or airline tickets, or the
traveler obtains such transportation
himself by use of a Government
Transportation Request, he is re-
sponsible for the return of any por-
tion of such tickets which are not
used. He also is responsible for detail-
ing any changes which may have
been made on his tickets or any
other changes in his transportation.
For example, if the travel order
covers round trip transportation for
a child who remains in the States to
go to school, the original travel
voucher should state this fact and
a subsequent voucher should be sub-
mitted when the child finally does

Last Week's Visitors
Miraflores Locks -- -- 2,914
Gatun Locks ------ 1,000
Las Cruces,
partial transits, 12---- 1,105
Reina Manuelita,
partial transit, 2 16
Mout Hope Purification
Plant visitors ---------- 15
Grand total - 5,050

Capt. Millard A. Scott, right, receives pilot's license from Capt. M. J.
Prince, Marine Director.

Big Ore Carrier

Takes Long Way

Back to Belgium

The Belgian flag ore carrier Mineral
Seraing, which made her second
transit of the Canal Saturday en.route
to Chile for a cargo of iron ore, will
return to Europe by way of the Straits
of Magellan. Fully loaded, the big
ship has a draft too deep for the
Panama Canal at any time of the
When the Mineral Seraing is fully
loaded she can carry 53,442 long tons
of cargo and has a tropical salt water
draft of 39 feet 8 inches or a tropical
fresh water draft of more than 40
feet. The record cargo carried
through the Canal was 52,843 long
tons aboard the Essi Gina in January
1966. The maximum draft allowed
any ship when lake levels are highest
has been 39 feet 6 inches.
The ship, measuring 753 feet in
length and 105 feet 6 inches in
breadth, went through the Canal in
ballast to Huasco, Chile. In ballast
she pays 72 cents a ton on a Panama
Canal net tonnage of 11,773 tons.

Captain Clute

Commended for

A letter commending him for skill
in seamanship and piloting displayed
recently when he prevented a vessel
from becoming involved in a serious
collision and bank striking has been
presented Capt. William T. Clute,
veteran Balboa pilot by Capt.
M. J. Prince, Panama Canal Marine
The presentation was made in the
office of the Marine Director at
Balboa Heights in the presence of
Capt. Chester E. Briggs, Jr., Chief
of Navigation and Capt. Richard C.
Sergeant, Balboa Port Captain.
Captain Clute was the pilot aboard
the SS Maite Smith when it suffered
a temporary steering gear failure
while it was moving northbound
through the 300-foot-wide Bas Obispo
Reach section of Gaillard Cut.
The letter stated in part that Cap-
tain Clute reacted "immediately to
the emergency with full command of
the situation, used the anchors and
engine movements with exceptional
(Continued on p. 4)

February 25, 1966


Caribbean Girls State

For '66 Opens March 31

As the time draws wner ior tlei
opening of 1966 Caribbean Girls
State, high school girls in their junior
year are busily applying for accept-
ance to the program. This year's Girls
State session will mark the 17th time
that Canal Zone girls have been able
to participate in this nationwide
Girls State will be held from
March 31 to April 7, according to
Mrs. Jean Judge, director of the
session. She is a resident of Coco
Solo and is a Girls State administrator
of 8 years' experience.
Sponsored by the American Legion
Auxiliary, Girls State is open to junior
girls from Balboa and Cristobal High
Schools, and to two junior observers
of non-U.S. citizenship. The week-
long session provides an intensified
study of U.S. Government at city,
county, and State levels.
Aids Named
Edward W. Hatchett, instructor of
American Institutions at Balboa High
School, is this year's educational
director. Assistant Director will be
Miss Louise Bailey of La Boca.
Girls selected to attend will live
at Girls State in Fort Clayton for
1 week, counseled by members of
the American Legion Auxiliary and
leaders of the 1965 session. Among

Spillway's List

Of Subscribers

Now Tops 200 Mark

Former Panama Canal employees
now living thousands of miles from
the Isthmus have described the PAN-
visit to the Canal."
While the SPILLWAY is free to all
Panama Canal employees, others may
receive the weekly publication by
subscription, at a cost of $2.60 a year.
This includes mailing-by regular
mail-to anywhere in the world.
Paid subscriptions have only been
available one year, but there now
are 205 subscribers.
Checks for subscriptions should be
made payable to "The Panama Canal
Company" and may be sent by
letter to:
SPILLWAY Subscriptions
Box M
Balboa Heights, Canal Zone
Be sure to include the clearly
printed name and address of the
person to whom the SPILLWAY is to
be sent.

these will be Karen Kerr and Sarah
Runnestrand, last year's Girls State
Governor and Lieutenant Governor,
respectively, who also were the
Canal Zone's delegates to Girls
Nation last summer in Washington,
The citizens of Girls State will
hear instructive speeches by officials
of the Canal Zone Government and
the U.S. Armed Forces. Each aspect
of Government will be emphasized
by practicing what is actually done
in the U.S. political system, thus
creating a model State.
Many Contribute
Funds for the operation of Girls
State are solicited from various
organizations in the Canal Zone. To
date, the following organizations
have contributed scholarships: Abou
Saad Temple, Ancient Arabic Order,
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; Panama
Canal Unit No. 1, American Legion
Auxiliary; Lt. Frank P. Albrook Post
No. 3822, Veterans of Foreign Wars;
Knights of Columbus, Panama-
Balboa Council No. 1471; Panama
Canal Lodge No. 1414, Benevolent
Protective Order of Elks; Balboa
Woman's Club; 8th Special Forces
Officers' Wives Club; Fort Clayton
Officers' Wives Club; Cristobal-
Colon Rotary Club; NCO Wives'
Club, Fort Gulick; Cristobal Emblem
Club No. 52; Balboa Emblem Club;
Fern Leaf Chapter No. 4, Order o'
the Eastern Star; Star Club, O.E.S.;
Royal Palm No. 2; Knights of Colum-
bus, Cristobal .Council 1689; Canal
Zone Police Association, Cristobal
Branch; Gatun Civic Council; Pan-
ama Canal Consistory and Concor-
dant Bodies; Balboa Assembly No. 1,
Order of Rainbow for Girls; Cris-
tobal Womens' Club; Mrs. Eleanor
Becker; Chi Omega sorority.
The Girls' State program is assisted
by the U.S. Armed Forces Southern
Command with Col. M. Williamson
Post Commander, Fort Clayton, as

Material intended for publica-
tion in THE SPILLWAY should be
received in the Panama Canal
Press Office not later than Mon-
day afternoon of the week of
publication. Only urgent material
can be received and processed
for use the same week as late
as noon Tuesday. Mail material
Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.


Donald Dabriel, left, who is with the transmission line gang of the Panama
Canal power system, the latest member of the "Turtle Club," is presented
hat, pin, and Turtle Club certificate by H. V. Howard, Jr., supervisor,
generation and transmission, Electrical Division. The Turtle Club is an
international organization of persons who have been saved from death or
serious injury because they were wearing a safety hat on the job. Dabriel
was assisting in removal of a tree near a transmission line when a branch
weighing about 12 pounds flew 40 feet and struck him on the head. Although
he spent some time in the hospital, his life was saved by his wearing a
safety hat. Fellow employees, a few of them shown in the background, gath-
ered for the presentation ceremony and then offered their congratulations.

A quality step increase, one of the highest performance awards given by
the Canal organization, is presented to Mrs. June Stevenson, secretary, Locks
Division, by William A. Van Siclen, Jr., Chief, Locks Division. The award
was in recognition of high caliber performance of duties, accomplished with
thoroughness, dependability, accuracy, and technical competence beyond
the requirements of the position.

Below, Miss Marta Conte FernAndez, motorboat license examiner in the
office of the Port Captain in Balboa, gets a quality step increase in recogni-
tion of sustained high quality performance of her duties. The citation is
presented by Capt. E. B. Rainier, who was acting Chief of the Navigation
Division at that time. Capt. Richard C. Sergeant, Balboa Port Captain,
is at left.
The following employees in the Office of the Comptroller also have
recently received quality step increases: Thomas H. Scott, William Goldfein,
Severino La Fuente, John Montanye, Cecil Kovel, William A. Wichmann,
Gregory G. Cartotto, Ellen S. Shirer, and Kenneth R. A. Booth.

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At The Movies

Tues.-The Birds
Thurs.-The Art Of Love
Fri.-The Jazz Singer

Special Matinees
-All Filmns AYC-
Saturday, February 26, 1966
BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
10:00 a.m.
Abbott And Costello Meet The Killers-
Another mad-cap comedy with the fun-
niest of the funny men. T-90 mins.
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)
2:00 p.m.
Lancelot And Guinevere-A story of King
Arthur. T-120 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Chief Crazy Horse-Victor Mature, Suzan
Ball: War and adventure with the great-
est Indian Chief. (Spanish titles.) (Color.)
T-101 mins.
6:15 p.m.
The Black Shield Of Falworth-Tony
Curtis: A dashing hero . regains
family's honor during the knighthood
days of England. (Color.) T-110 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Abbott And Costello Meet The Invisible
Man-Two comedians, newly-graduated
private detectives, solve a mystery with
the help of the invisible man.
T-90 mins.
2:00 p.m.
The Incredible Mr. Limpet-Don Knotts:
Comedy of a man who miraculously
turns into a fish and helps win the war.
(Family Medal.) T-116 mins.
*All night shows begin at 7:00 p.m. ex-
cept as shown. Program subject to change
without notice.

CHS Thespians

Rehearsing for

"Arsenic and. .."

Cristobal High School Thespian
Society is in rehearsal for its spring
play, which will be presented on the
evenings of March 18 and 19 in the
high school auditorium. The "mad"
Brewsters will entertain in Kessel-
ring's Arsenic and Old Lace, a 3-act
murder mystery comedy.
The cast includes many Thespians
and a few new personalities. Jama
Acuff and Nancy Huldtquist will
portray the old Brewster sisters, Abby
and Martha, and Teddy Brewster,
alias, Theodore Roosevelt, will be
played by Skip Berger. The role of
Mortimer Brewster, a young drama
critic, will introduce Mark Troseth
to the stage. Jane Bridgeford, as
young Elaine Harper, will play his
female opposite. Harry Dockery will
also make a first appearance as
Johnathan Brewster, the sinister,
criminal-type brother.
Tickets will go on sale in the near
future and may be obtained from any
member of the cast.

Voting Bulletins

May Update Your

Balloting Status

"Voting Information-1966" pam-
phlets were distributed in January
to all units of the Canal organization
for the use of U.S.-citizen employees.
Thirty copies were sent to the Canal
Zone Library for use in the library
and for circulation and employee,
fraternal, and business organizations
also received copies.
Voting Information Bulletins Nos.
1 and 2 have been received and dis-
tributed to the holders of the pam-
phlets * perhaps you should
check these bulletins for informa-
tion pertaining to your particular
If you have not already requested
an application for absentee balloting
and are eligible to vote, call Balboa
2625 and the application will be
mailed to you. Remember-be sure
to have your signature notarized
before mailing in your application.

7?7 7 ? 7 S

m and answers

How close to an intersection may
I park?-30 feet.

Is there any special restriction on
parking outside of town limits?-
Yes. It is prohibited to stop or park
your vehicle on the pavement of
any highway outside of town
limits. If you must stop for any
reason, you must pull completely
off the pavement.

Official publication of the Panama
Canal, Balboa Heights, C.Z. News
articles and pictures contained in it are
made available to all interested news
media for whatever use they may wish
to make of them and may be reprinted
without official clearance.
Governor of the Canal Zone
Lieutenant Governor
Information Officer
Material intended for publication in
the SPILLWAY should be delivered to
the Panama Canal Press Office or
Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.
Distributed free to all Panama Canal
employees. Subscription cost for others
(including mailing) $2.60 a year. Make
checks payable to- Panama Canal Com-
pany and address to: SPILLWAY Sub-
scriptions, Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.
I ___j___________.-

Page 2

Week Beginning Saturday,
February 26, 1966

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:10 p.m.-Mon.,
7:30 p.m.-That Funny Feeling
Tues., 7:30 p.m.-Die, Die, My Darling
Wed., 7:30 p.m.-Having A Wild
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-Get Yourself A College
Fri., 7:00 p.m.-My Fair Lady
Sat.-The Art Of Love
Sun., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-Mon.-Snow White
And The Seven Dwarfs
Tues.-The Guns Of August
Thurs.-The Strangler
Fri.-The Raiders
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Mothra
Sat., 8:15 p.m.-Taffy And The Jungle
Tues.-The Strangler
Wed.-The Guns Of August
Thurs.-NO SHOW
Fri.-Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)*
Wed.-The Brink Of Hell
Thurs.-Come September
Fri.-Son Of A Gunfighter
Sat.-I Saw What You Did
Simday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-The Flying
Sun.-Mon.-Lord Jim
Tues.-The Ugly American
Wed.-The Jazz Singer
Thurs.-The Birds
Fri.-Taffy And The Jungle Hunter
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Carthage
In Flames
Sat.-The Outlaws Is Coming
Sunday Matinee, 2:30 p.m.-They Rode
Sun.-The Ipcress File

February 25, 1966

Page 3


Cristobal YMCA

Annual Meeting

Tribute to Aids
More than 100 persons from the
Canal Zone and the Republic of Pan-
ama were guests of the Cristobal
Armed Services YMCA and its Com-
mittee of Management at their annual
meeting recently at the YMCA in
Capt. Axton T. Jones, Panama
Canal Transportation and Terminals
Director and chairman of the
YMCA's Committee of Management,
was master of ceremonies. Fount L.
Robison, executive secretary of the
Armed Services Department, Na-
tional Council of YMCA's was the
guest speaker.
Robison spoke on the Armed Serv-
ices YMCA and it's place in the past,
present, and future. The program also
included a talk by Lt. Col. Kenneth
G. Althaus, Commanding Officer of
the Atlantic Area Installation Com-
mand and vice-chairman of the
Committee of Management.
Colored slides of highlights of the
year's program were shown by the
program secretary, Roger K. Graves.
The annual meeting of the Cris-
tobal Armed Services YMCA is one
of the outstanding social events of
the year and is held in honor of per-
sons who have served as volunteers
or have assisted the YMCA program.

Ready, Aim ... |
The Canal Zone 50-foot Junior
Sectional National Rifle Association
Smallbore Rifle Championship will
be fired at the Balboa Gun Club
Range at Farfan Beach Saturday.
Match I firing will commence at
9 a.m.; Match II, at approximately
1 p.m.
This match is sponsored by B.P.O.
Elks Lodge No. 1414, Balboa, and
conducted by officers and members
of the Balboa Gun Club. Eligible
competitors must be NRA members
or members of NRA affiliated clubs
and must not have reached their
19th birthday. Trophies are furnished
by NRA.

Industrial Division maintenance machinist William J. Karns puts the final
touches to assembly of a brake press new to the Metal Fabricating Shop
at Mount Hope. The reconditioned press was acquired from Defense
Department sources recently through auspices of the Defense Industrial
Plant Equipment Center at Memphis, Tenn. The machine tool is capable
of bending steel plates up to :i% of an inch thick. Previously, the bending
capability limitation of the shop was inch.

(On the basis of total Federal Service)

20 Years

Ralph Knights
Bookeeping Machine Operator
Edith M. Villanueva
Accounting Technician
Edna C. C6rdova
Supply Clerk
Jos6 M. Infante G.
Leader Crane Hookman
Leavell F. Kelly
Engineman (Hoisting and
Ana L. Lezcano M.
Naomi A. McLeod
Food Service Worker
Estela Mitchell
Leigh C. Paulson
Supervisory General Supply

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:02- Sacred Heart
1:15-Chapel of the Air
1:45-The Christophers
2:00-Parade of Sports
5:15-Armed Forces Military Report
5:30-Ted Mack
5:50-Grfatest Fights of Century
6:30-Where the Action Is
6:55-TeleNews Weekly Newsreel
7:05-My Favorite Martian
7:30-Olffcial Detective
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Ed Sullivan
9:00-SCN News
9:05-River Boat
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Social Security In Action
10:30-This Is the Life
Final Edition Headlines
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
5:30-The Magic Room
6:30-Frontiers of Knowledge
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05--I've Got A Secret
7:30-Andy Griffith
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Red Skelton
9:00-SCN News
9:05-SCN Special of the Week:
"Teenage Revolution"
10:00-Focus on Today
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Sim6n Quiroz
Laborer (Heavy)
Enrique Riviere
Sales Checker
Ernest A. Williams
Marco A. Cantonin
Julio Abraham
Linehandler (Deckhand)
Jos6 J. Patifio
Linehandler (Deckhand)
Roy H. Rice
Stanley Sandiford
Joseph A. Semper
Helper Lock Operator
James K. Stark
Machinist (Marine)
Woodrow L. Stephens
Launch Operator
Thomas F. Taylor
Linehandler (Deckhand)
Arnold T. Wilson
Linehandler (Deckhand)
Humberto Alemin
Helper Machinist (Maintenance)
Jos6 I. Castafieda G.
Painter (Maintenance)
Joseph P. Cooper
Helper Electrician
Manuel Dominguez
Asphalt or Cement Worker
Jose S. P6rez
Winchman (Debris Control)
Adalberto S. Romero
James N. Carter
Helper Liquid Fuels Wharfman
Inedio Ceballos
Leader (Ship Stevedoring)
Bertram A. Dean
Robert G. Ellis
Medad U. Evans
Schoolbus Driver
Victor H. Hines
Glazier (Limited)
Jorge W. Lindsay
Winston A. Nicholson
Cargo Checker
Sydney R. Cain
Detention Guard
Marciano Batista
Nursing Assistant (Medicine and
Lorenzo Jos6
Nursing Assistant (Medicine and
Margaret McIntyre
Nursing Assistant (Medicine and
Howard C. Pritham
Medical Offiter (General Practice)
C. P. Thompson
Nursing Assistant (Psychiatry)
Flora Var6n
Staff Nurse (Medicine and

Cristobal Little

Theater Staging

Bright Comedy

One of the biggest and brightest
comedy hits of the early 1960's is
coming to the Cristobal Little Theatre
March 17, 18, 19, and 20. It is "Mary,
Mary," a play about a nice young
couple who come to the brink of
divorce, though they are still in love,
because of the wife's inability to
stifle the bantering jokes that keep
coming into her humorous mind.
"Mary, Mary" captivated all of
Broadway's critics on its opening in
1961, except the redoubtable Walter
Kerr of the New York Herald Tri-
bune. He didn't review it because it
was written by his wife, Jean Kerr,
whose effervescent sense of humor
has been compared to Robert Bench-
ley's, S. J. Perelman's and Mark
Twain's as a result of her previous
play, "King of Hearts" and her two
notable best-selling books, "Please
Don't Eat the Daisies" and "The
Snake Has All the Lines."
The cast will include Sue Follett,
a Fort Davis Elementary school-
teacher, as Mary, the young wife.
Jerry Lee, with the U.S. Navy at
Coco Solo, will play the part of Bob,
her husband. Both are making their
first appearance with the Cristobal
Theatre group, but both bring with
them excellent credentials prior to
their coming to the Canal Zone.
Cathy Sider, whose only previous
appearance was a dancing part in
"Damn Yankees," is great as Tiffany,
a health faddist who has momentarily
won Bob's interest through her fas-
cination with her diet and his diges-
tion. Frank Bertovich, away from the
stage for over a year since his appear-
ance in "Stalag 17," is seen as Dirk
Winston, a smooth movie actor who
understands why Mary is compul-
sively funny. Jack Carter, a Special
Forces officer from Fort Gulick,
makes his first appearance on stage
as Oscar, the lawyer who uses the
husband's income tax difficulties as
an excuse for a meeting of the humor-
sundered couple.
Surse Pierpoint, in his first direct-
ing assignment since "Come Blow
Your Horn," is the director. Vince
Puleo and John Belli are providing
the scenic background and impres-

sive New York apartment where all at the New Balboa Teen Club this
the action takes place. evening. Music will be by the Kon-
Reservations will be taken starting tures. Members will be admitted free.
March 1 by phoning Cristobal 3-1916 Non-members will be charged a small
or Cristobal 3-1833. admission fee.

Mrs. Marguerite Arens, Canal Zone Library Administrative Assistant, looks
through a wooden octant-a nautical instrument similar to the sextant, but
having an arc of 45 degrees. This is one of the wooden octants formerly
owned by Capt. John Constantine, the Canal's first pilot, who in August 1914
piloted the SS Ancon when she made her first trip through the Canal. The
octant is on exhibit at the Canal Zone Library-Museum.

Mario FAbrega

Mario Fabrega

Gets Degree in

Economic Science

Talented musician and composer
Mario Fabrega of Panama City, who
has been working as an accountant
in the Panama Canal's Office of the
Comptroller the past year, now has
a new title. He received the degree
Bachelor of Economic Science as an
accounting specialist from the Uni-
versity of Panama at the graduation
ceremony last week.
He was an outstanding student
throughout his college career. His
graduation thesis, "Panama Tourism,"
was so excellent it was presented to
the Panama Tourist Institute.
During the normal work hours, he
is in the General Ledger and Process-
ing Branch of the Accounting Divi-
sion at the Administration Building,
Balboa Heights.
After work he devotes his time
to music. His fame as an organist has
spread outside Panama, and his con-
,unto is in demand in both Panama
and the Canal Zone. He has made a
number of recordings and is the com-
poser of melodious songs and boleros
that include "Tierra Mia," "Este
Amor," "El Chucunaque," and "El
He is married and lives in El Can-
grejo, Panama City. The Fabregas
have two children, Ana Lucrecia and
Mario Luis.

A post-carnival dance will be held


February 25, 1966

Capt. M. J. Prince, Marine Director, presents commendation and cong
tulates veteran pilot Capt. William T. Clute.

Captain Clute Cited
(Continued from p. 1)

skill and succeeded in avoiding what
could have been a serious collision
with an oncoming vessel."
Upon recovering the steering, Cap-
tain Clute "was able to make a
parallel landing alongside the east
bank in a seamanlike manner thus
avoiding a serious bank striking."
Captain Prince said, "Your out-
standing display of skill in seaman-
ship and piloting contributes greatly
to the enviable reputation enjoyed
by our pilots in handling vessels in
Canal Zone waters."
Captain Clute has 25 years of serv-
ice as a Panama Canal pilot.

Sharp Bird Pastels
(Continued from p. 1)

weight, long, curved, deep orange
bill, and almost square tail is a true
objet d'art. Sharp's toucanet, a
smaller brother of the toucan species,
gleams brightly in emerald green.
Roy Sharp's artistic talents are not
limited to pastels. He also paints
landscapes in oil. Two of his oil
painting-of Darien Indians-are in
the Housing Office on Roosevelt
Avenue. Several others decorate the
Sharps' home.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Sharp and their
two children, Mary Jean, 16, and
Frank Lee, 13, live in Balboa.

New Pilot Program
(Continued from p. 1)

stood watches on the towboats, ma
numerous transits, accompanied pil
on harbor assignments and spi
many hours studying.
This period culminated with
formal written examination in whi
he was questioned on such subje
as local aids to navigation, intern
tional and Canal Zone rules of t
road, ship handling, currents, anchor
ages, bank suction, and intersh
action in restricted waters.
During the second or intermedia
phase of training, he became a pi
with a license qualifying him
handle ships not over 225 feet
length. He also accompanied fu
qualified pilots on scores of trans
and practiced ship handling und
the supervision of experienced pilot
At the end of 3 months, he start
a year of advanced training as a pi
with a license qualifying him
handle ships up to 526 feet in leng
Pilot training is a continuing pi
cess with the Panama Canal whi
currently has 144 in the force
Captain Scott, the 117th memb
of the fully qualified pilot's group
is a U.S. citizen born in Caym
Brac, B.W.I. He was educated
Port Arthur, Tex., served 3 years
the U.S. Navy and has 9% yea
service in the U.S. merchant marin


R. M. Collins

Is Retiring

A familiar object was presented to
Pacific side Harbormaster Roscoe M.
Collins at a retirement luncheon held
in his honor at the Albrook Officers
He was presented the wheel from
the Navigation Division launch U.S.
Harbormaster since 1954, Collins
is retiring after 30 years with the
Panama Canal organization-all in
the Port Captain's Office.
The Cotinga was put in service of
the Navigation Division about the
same time that Collins went to
work for the Port Captain's Office.
He served on the Cotinga during his
early days of service. After years
of faithful service the launch is also
ra- being retired in March.
Her solid brass wheel, chrome-
plated, mounted and duly inscribed,
- was presented to Collins as a re-
minder of his parallel service with
the Cotinga.
More than 80 well-wishers from
the Navigation Division and other
ide Panama Canal divisions were present
ots at the luncheon honoring Roscoe
ent Collins. Mr. and Mrs< Collins will
make their home in Bradenton, Fla.,
a where they plan to do a lot of golfing.




Beware of the 'Gator!!

Do you know the difference
between an alligator and a tailgater?
Not much! They both have thick
skulls, are difficult to communicate
with, and are dangerous in their own
habitat. The big difference, for-
tunately, is that alligators are unable
to obtain a license to operate a motor
It's easy to recognize a tailgater.
If you can't see his entire vehicle in
your rear-view mirror, or if he is
rapidly closing the gap between the
rear of your car and the front of his,
and has no place to go except
forward-he's a tailgater. And tail-
gaters cause rear-end collisions,
which account for more than one-
third of all traffic mishaps today and
one-half of the resulting injuries.
Sometimes it's easier to shake an
alligator than a tailgater. First try
moving to the right and letting him
pass. If this doesn't work, encourage
him to pass by slowing down and
waving him on.
Always exercise greater than usual
caution when slowing down to dis-
courage tilgaters. Flash your brake
lights several times, use the proper

arm signal, and slow down as
gradually as traffic permits.
If he won't pass or drop back,
pull off the road. This psychopathic
individual may require so much of
your attention that you might forget
to watch what's going on up ahead.
Don't let him hypnotize you.
Similar to the alligator, the tail-
gater has several species. Some tail-
gaters are creepers. They just keep
getting closer and closer and closer.
Another species of tailgaters comes
on like gangbusters-he's in a hurry.
If you see him coming in someone
else's lane, watch out. After trying
to push the other fellow, he may zip
over and try you on for size. If they
want through, be kind to dumb
animals. Help them. It's the nice
thing to do, and you can keep a
better eye on them if they're out in
front of you.
Remember, whether you're "rear-
ended" or "rear-ending," you get
hurt. Keep a safe interval-never
follow closer than one car length for
every 10 miles of. speed. Be alert
and patient and stay out of "rear-end
-D.C. Traffic Safety Reporter.

Tuesday, Sundays,

Stargazer Nights

Stargazers again may enjoy the
beautiful display of constellations and
stars in the brilliant dry season sky
at the Canal Zone Observatory at
Miraflores. The observatory is open
to the public Tuesday and Sunday
nights from 7 to 9 p.m.
Most prominent of the celestial
objects is the bright planet, Jupiter,
new located in the constellation
Taurus, near the brilliant red star
Jupiter is a fascinating object
when seen through a telescope. Four
moens are visible-two of them bigger
than earth's moon, and two others
only slightly smaller. Jupiter's atmo-
sphere shows a banded appearance.
Lectures are being given to visitors
at the observatory by J. W. Seaquist,
Balboa High School science teacher,
and B. J. Brown, of the Panama Canal
Engineering Division.

Port Capt. Richard C. Sergeant, right, presents the solid brass wheel from
the Navigation Division launch U.S. Cotinga to Harbormaster Roscoe M.
Collins who is retiring after 30 years of Canal service-all with the Port
Captain's Office.



Arcelio Moreno
Kenneth L. Alexander
Norma E. Braden
Walton J. Davy
Della J. Noonan
Celmira Silva
Alfred A. Bonnick
William J. Carson
Paul F. Ebdon
Alvin B. Garnes
James 0. King
William C. Kirkland II
Fedrick A. Lawrence
George B. Palmer
James A. Brigman
Thomas V. Frost, Jr.
Gary C. Meyer
Maritiza Barnett

A cucua suit, donated to the Canal
Zone Library-Museum by Simeon C.
Conte, of Penonome, is one of the
exhibits at the museum. (Picture in
Spanish Section.)


Raphael Amato
Armando Cruz
Saums Egbert
Leroy Kellman
Victor May
Antonio Ramirez
Rupert Sobers
Carl Starke
Theophilus Watson
Barclay Wood
Alcibiades Alba
Evelyn Condon
Ruben Ferrer
Pablo GalvAn
Rathburn Hall
Alvin McFarlane
Winston Mitchell
Joseph Price
Gabriel Thorn
Gumersindo Urefia

Clarence Clarke

Ernest Faris
John McNatt
Joseph Ward
John Fettler

Certificates were presented to Gatun Locks students who completed Phases I and II of the Spoken Spanish courses
in a ceremony in the upper chamber of the west lane of Gatun Locks. From left: Richard J. Danielsen, Super-
intendent of Gatun Locks, who made the presentation; Mrs. Betty C. Porter, clerk-typist who completed Phase I;
William J. McLaughlin, operations supervisor; and Thomas F. Gibson, general foreman carpenter, who completed
Phase II. At right is Rolando Linares, Jr., instructor for the Marine Bureau. David H. Dare, who completed
Phase I, was not present for the photograph.

Page 4



Vol. IV, No. 36 50 Aiios de Servicios . Para el Comercio Mundial Viernes 25 de Febrero de 1966

Un Practice del Canal de Panama

Evita Dafios a Dos Embarcaciones

Una carta de recomendaci6n, por
su habilidad como marinero y como
PrActico del Canal, al evitar que una
nave se viera envuelta en una seria
colisi6n o encallara, ha sido entre-
gada al CapitAn William T. Clute,
veteran PrActico del Canal de Pa-
nama, por el CapitAn Mortimer J.
Prince, Director de Marina del Canal
de PanamA.
La entrega fue efectuada en la
oficina del Director de Marina, en
Balboa Heights, en presencia del
Capitin Chester E. Briggs, Jefe de
la Division de Navegaci6n y del Ca-
pitAn del Puerto de Balboa, Richard
C. Sergeant.
El CapitAn Clute era el prActico
a bordo del Maite Smith, cuando su-
fri6 una p6rdida temporal de los
mandos, al transitar rumbo al norte
por la secci6n de 300 pies de ancho
de Bas Obispo, en el Corte Gaillard.
La carta hace 6nfasis en que el
CapitAn Clute reaccion6 "inmedia-
tamente a la emergencia y haci6n-
dose complete cargo de la situaci6n,

Mario Fabrega

Obtiene Titulo

En Universidad

Mario FAbrega

El destacado mumsico y compositor
Mario Fabrega, de la ciudad de Pa-
nami, quien se encuentra trabajando
como contador en la Contraloria del
Canal de PanamA desde hace un afio,
tiene ahora un nuevo titulo. Recibi6
su titulo de Licenciado en Ciencias
Econ6micas, con especializaci6n en
Contabilidad, en la ceremonia de
graduaci6n de la Universidad de
PanamA el 18 de febrero.
Fibrega fue un alumno sobresa-
liente durante su carrera universita-
ria. Su tesis de graduaci6n, "Panama
y el Turismo", fue tan excelente, que
ha sido obsequiada al Instituto Pa-
nameflo de Turismo.
Durante las horas normales de
trabajo se encuentra en la Secci6n
de Cuentas Generales (Libros Mayo-
res) de la Divisi6n de Contabilidad
en el Edificio de Administraci6n en
Balboa Heights.
Despu6s de su trabajo dedica su
tiempo a la m6sica. Su fama como
organista se ha extendido fuera de
Panama, y su conjunto esta siempre
en demand tanto en Panama como
en la Zona del Canal. Ha hecho
muchas grabaciones y es el author de
melodiosas canciones y boleros que
incluyen "Tierra Mia", "Este Amor",
"El Chucunaque" y "El Parrandero".
EstA casado con Yoli Llinas de
FAbrega y reside en El Cangrejo, en
la ciudad de PanamA. Los esposos
FAbrega tienen dos hijos, Ana Lucre-
cia y Mario Luis.

us6 con extraordinaria pericia las
anclas y las mAquinas y, logr6 evitar
lo que pudo haber sido una seria
colisi6n con una nave que venia en
direcci6n contraria".
Al recobrar los mandos, el Capi-
tan Clute "pudo acoderarse a la mar-
gen oriental, de manera excepcional,
de modo tal que evit6 golpear fuer-
temente la orilla", dijo el Capitin
Prince, quien aiiadi6 "Su excepcional
muestra de habilidad en el comando
del barco, contribute grandemente
a la envidiable reputaci6n de nues-
tros prActicos al manejar los barcos
por las aguas de la Zona del Canal".
El Capitan Clute tiene 25 afios de
servicio como PrActico del Canal.

El Mineral Seraing

No Cruza el Canal

Cuando Va Cargado
El transportador de minerales
belga Mineral Seraing, que transit
el Canal el sAbado en su viaje a Chile,
para cargar mineral de hierro, regre-
sarA a Europa por la ruta del Estre-
cho de Magallanes. A plena carga, el
calado de la nave es tan profundo
que en ninguna 6poca del afio puede
transitar el Canal.
Cuando el Mineral Seraing esta
completamente cargado puede llevar
53.442 toneladas largas de carga y
tiene un calado en agua salad tropi-
cal de 39 pies 8 pulgadas, lo que
equivale a un calado en agua dulce
tropical de mAs de 40 pies. La mayor
carga jamAs llevada a trav6s del
Canal, 52.843 toneladas largas, la
llev6 el Essi Gina, en enero de 1966.
El calado mAximo permitido a los
barcos, cuando el nivel del lago estA
a su maximo, es de 39 pies 6 pul-
El barco, de 753 pies de largo y
105 pies 6 pulgadas de ancho, tran-
sit6 el Canal en lastre, en viaje a
Huasco, Chile. Como iba en lastre,
pag6 72 centavos por tonelada y su
tonelaje neto fue de 11.773 toneladas.

Rueda del Timon

De la Cotinga se

Entrega a Collins
Un objeto familiar se le entreg6 a
Roscoe M. Collins, Maestre de Rada
del sector Pacifico, en un almuerzo
que tuvo lugar en su honor en el
Club de Oficiales de Albrook, con
motive de su pr6xima jubilaci6n.
Collins, que ha sido Maestre de Rada
desde 1954, y se retira despu6s de
30 afios con el Canal de PanamA
(todos en la Capitania del Puerto),
recibi6 la rueda del tim6n de la lan-
cha Cotinga, de la Divisi6n de Nave-
La Cotinga entr6 al servicio de la
Division de Navegaci6n aproximada-
mente al mismo tiempo que Collins
empez6 a trabajar con la Capitania
del Puerto. Sirvi6 a bordo de la
Cotinga durante sus primeros afios de
fieles servicios, la lancha tambi6n
serA retirada a principios de marzo.
La rueda, de bronce s61lido, cro-
mada, debidamente montada y con
una inscripci6n al respect, fue en-
tregada a Collins como un recuerdo
de su servicio, paralelo con el de la
Al almuerzo de despedida para
Collins asistieron mAs de 80 compa-
fieros de la Divisi6n de Navegaci6n
y de otras divisions del Canal de
PanamA. El y su esposa piensan esta-
blecer su residencia en Bradenton,
Florida, en donde dedicarAn bastante
tiempo al golf.

La Sra. Alice Turner, especialista de la Biblioteca-Museo de la Zona del Canal, muestra a Dalys Ellis, ayudante
estudiantil en la Divisi6n de Escuelas de la Zona del Canal, una fotografia y description del vestido y aderezo
de cabeza de los indios cucuas en un libro de folklore de Panama. El vestido cucua, donado al museo por Sime6n
C. Conte, de Penonom6, consiste de pantalones y blusa hechos de la corteza machacada del Arbol cucuA. El
aderezo de la cabeza es una mAscara que imita la cabeza de un venado, complete con las astas y los dientes.
Estos objetos fueron hechos por los indios de las serranias de la Provincia de Coc16.



La primera licencia ilimitada de
PrActico del Canal que ha sido dada
bajo el nuevo program de adiestra-
miento para prActicos del Canal de
PanamA, fue entregada al CapitAn
Millard A. Scott, prActico del sector
AtlAntico, por el CapitAn M. J. Prince,
la semana pasada en una ceremonia
que tuvo lugar en la oficina del Capi-
tAn E. B. Rainier, CapitAn del Puerto
de Crist6bal.
La licencia ganada por el Capitin
Scott luego de un riguroso period
de entrenamiento de 19 meses, fue
entregada por el CapitAn Prince en
presencia del CapitAn Chester E.
Briggs, Jefe de la Divisi6n de Nave-
gaci6n; el Capitin Rainier; el Capi-
tAn Andrew Stohrer, Asistente del

CapitAn de Puerto de Crist6bal; el
CapitAn K. S. Roscoe, y el CapitAn
R. A. Allan, Asistentes del Capitan
de Puerto.
Como 61 continuarA recibiendo
adiestramiento durante su trabajo, la
licencia capacity al CapitAn Scott
para pilotear cualquier navio de cual-
quier tonelaje en aguas de la Zona
del Canal. De acuerdo con la pre-
sente prActica, pasarAn adin 733 afios
antes de que sea asignado para mane-
jar los mayores super cargueros.
Para calificar como aspirante para
una licencia de PrActico del Canal
de PanamA, un official de la Marina
Mercante Norteamericana, debe po-
seer licencia expedida por el Servicio
de Guardacostas de los Estados Uni-

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El Capitan del Puerto, Richard C. Sergeant, a la derecha, hace entrega del
tim6n de bronce de la lancha U.S. Cotinga de la Divisi6n de Navegaci6n
del Canal de PanamA, al Maestre de Rada Roscoe M. Collins, quien se
jubila despuis de cumplir 30 afios de servicio en el Canal, todos en la
Oficina de la Capitania del Puerto.

dos como capitAn de navios a vapor
o a motor, de cualquier tonelaje y en
cualquier oc6ano. Tambi6n debe
haber servido por lo menos 6 meses
como primer official de buques de
vapor o motor de mis de 1,000 tone-
ladas de desplazamiento.
El Capitan Scott era contramaestre
de un buque tanque de la Compafiia
Texaco al moment de hacer su soli-
citud para prActico del Canal. Des-
pu6s de haber sido aceptado como
aplicante, 61, lo mismo que los demAs
prActicos en adiestramiento, recibi6
4 meses de adiestramiento bAsico.
Durante este tiempo mont6 guardia
en los remolcadores, hizo repetidos
trAnsitos por el Canal, acompafi6 a
a los prActicos en labores del puerto
y pas6 muchas horas de studios.
Este period culmin6 conn exa-
men escrito sobre guias para la nave-
gaci6n, reglas internacionales y de la
Zona del Canal sobre derecho de via,
manejo de barcos, corrientes, ancla-
jes, succiones de las riberas, y movi-
miento de buques en aguas restrin-
Durante la segunda fase, recibi6
licencia de prActico del Canal, apto
para manejar naves cuyo tamafio no
excediera los 225 pies de eslora.
Al final de los 3 meses comenz6
un period de entrenamiento avan-
zado de 1 afio, como prActico con
licencia para manejar barcos hasta
de 526 pies de largo. Para fines de
este afio podri pilotar mAs de la
mitad de los navios que llegan al
Canal y estarA listo para recibir su
licencia ilimitada de prActico del
El entrenamiento de prActicos es
un process continue en el Canal de
PanamA, que regularmente cuenta
con un equipo de alrededor de 144
prActicos calificados o en entrena-
El CapitAn Scott, miembro 117 del
cuerpo de prActicos calificados, es
ciudadano norteamericano nacido en
Cayman Brac, Indias BritAnicas Occi-
dentales. Se educ6 en Port Arthur,
Texas, y sirvi6 3 afios en la Armada
de los Estados Unidos. Cuenta con
9% afios de servicio con la Marina
Mercante Estadounidense.



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Febrero 25, 1966


25-Dia Mundial de Plegaria.
1-Dia de la Constituci6n en la Repiblica de Panama.
18-22-Feria Anual Agropecuaria e Industrial y Fiestas Patronales de San
Jos6 en David.
30-31--Feria Agropecuaria e Industrial de Azuero en Los Santos. Se extiende
hasta el 3 de abril.



11:00- Documental
11:30- Los Picapiedras
12:00-Peleas Que Hicieron Historia
12:30-Show del Mediodia
2:00- Cine en su Casa
3:30- Teletcatro
4:00- Tarde de Toros
6:00- Estampida
7:00- Flipper
7:30- El Club de Mickey Mouse
8:00- Comando A6reo
9:00-Los Bribones
10:00- Teleteatro


11:30- Carnaval de Cartones
12:00- Dick Tracy
1:00- Show de la Una
2:00- Tardes Filmicas
3:30- Reportajes Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
7:00-Mister Ed
7:30- Expectaci6n
8:00- Un Largo y Ardiente Verano
9:30- Casos y Cosas de Casa
10:00- Noticias
10:30-Boris Karloff Presenta


11:30- Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Aventuras de Pinocho
1:00- Show de la Una
2:00- Tardes Filmicas
3:30- Reportajes Mundiales
4:00-TeIeteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
7:00-Robin Hood
7:30-Los Monstruos
8:00-El Fugitivo
9:30-Peyton Place
10:30- Ajedrez Fatal


11:30- Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Popeye el Marinero
1:00- Show de la Una
2:00- Tardes Filmicas
3:30- Reportajes Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
7:00- Johnny Quest
7:30-Blanquita Amaro
8:30- Alfred Hitchcock
10:00- Noticias
10:30- Suspenso


11:30- Carnaval de Cartones
12:00- El Poderoso H6rcules
1:00- Show de la Una
2:00- Tardes Filmicas
3:30- ReportajesMundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
7:00- Johnny Ringo
7:30-Viaje al Fondo del Mar
8:30- Los Delincuentes
9:30- Historia de Franklin D.
10:30- El Barco mis Loco del Ej6reito


11:30- Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-El Cegato Magoo
1:00- Show de la Una
2:00- Tardes Filmicas
3:30-Reportaies Mundiales
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30- Los Amiguitos de Roblin
7:00- La Nueva Ola
7:30-Los Locos Adams
8:00- Combate
9:00- Mi Bella Genio
9:30-Peyton Place
10:30- Ben Casey


11:30- Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Resumen de Cartones
12:30- Noticias
1:00- Programa Femenino
1:30-Tardes Filmicas
3:00-Sarao de Tevedos
4:00-Teleteatro de las 4
5:30- Carnaval de Cartones
7:00- El Show de Lucy
7:30- Disloquiando
9:00- El Show de Antonio Prieto



9:15-La Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
10:30-Hombres C61lebres
10:45- Silvese Quien Pueda
11:30- Acci6n en el Mar
12:00- Repris6: Novela de las 5:30
4:00- Desde el Hip6dromo
7:00- Bonanza
8:00- Cita con la Muerte
9:00-El Agente de C.I.P.O.L.
10:00- Estreno Sorpresivo

11:45-Teatro Frances
12:15-Mfsica y Risas
l:30-Para el Hogar
3:30- Documental
4:00-Festival de Cartones
5:00- La Comedia de Hoy
5:30- Paginas de la Vida
6:00- Serie de Aventuras
6:30- Tres Patines Show
6:55-Instantaineas Sociales
7:30-Sonrisas Colgate
8:00- Lunes de Revl6n
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Las Enfermeras
11:00- Hombre de Mundo

11:45- Coronel Flack
12:15-Milsica y Risas
1:30-Buscando Estrellas
3:30- Documental
4:00-Festival de Cartones
5:00- La Comedia de Hoy
5:30- Piginas de la Vida
6:00- Serie de Aventuras
6:30-Picadillo Humoristico
6:55-Instantilneas Sociales
7:30-Estudio Pepsi
8:00-La Hora Continental
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00- Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Los Defensores
10:30- Noticias
11:00- El Agente Sentimental

11:30- C6micas
11:45-La Ley del Rev61ver
12:15-Musica y Risas
1:30-Para la Familia
3:30- Documental
4:00-Festival de Cartones
5:00- La Comedia de Hoy
5:30-Paiginas de la Vida
6:00- Serie de Aventuras
6:30-Tres Patines Show
6:55-Instantineas Sociales
7:30- C6micos y Canciones
8:00- Estrellas Palmolive
8:30- Su Novela Favorita
9:00- Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Dr. Kildare
11:00- Mike Hammer

11:45- Coronel Flack
12:15-Musica y Risas
1:30-Voces del Pueblo
4:00-Festival de Cartones
5:00- La Comedia de Hoy
5:30-Paginas de la Vida
6:00- Serie de Aventuras
6:30-Picadillo Humoristico
6:55-Instantineas Sociales
7:30-Beverly Ricos
8:00-La Hora de Orange Crush
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00- Conflictos Humanos
9:30-La Jungla Humana
10:30- Noticias
11:00- Patrulla Fantasma

11:45-Rev6lver a la Orden
12:15-M6sica y Risas
4:00-Festival de Cartones
5:00- La Comedia de Hoy
5:30-Pilginas de la Vida
6:00- Serie de Aventuras
6:30- Boite de Tres Patines
6:55-Instantaneas Sociales
7:30-Show de Van Dyke
8:00- Las Estrellas y Usted
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00- Conflictos Humanos
9:30-EI Santo

12:00-Hazaieas del Espacio
12:45- De Interis Para Usted
l:30-Renris; Novela de la Tarde
5:30- Los 3 Mosqueteros
6:00- Los Bucaneros
6:30-Las Aventuras de Bin Tin Tin
7:00- Noticias
7:30-Revista Musical
8:00-A Petici6n Suya
8:30- Convoy
9:30- Los Intocables

Viernes 25-
SAbado 26--_
Domingo 27-
Lunes 28 -.

Martes 1 __-
Mi6rcoles 2_-

Jueves 3 .---
Viernes 4 -.

Imitation Of Life and
The Last Sunset


Captain Scarface and
Hide Out
The Hanged Man

Imitation Of Life and
The Last Sunset

Fall Of The Roman Empire
Captain Scarface and
Hide Out
The Hanged Man

The Magnificent Obsession
and Midnight Lace

10 p.m.
Man Who Turned To Stone
Gidget Goes To Rome and
Diamond Head
The Carpetbaggers
The Carpetbaggers

Get Yourself A College Girl
Station Six Sahara and
Al Capone

10Passport To Chinap.m.
Passport To China

Gente en la Noticia

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Baltazar Romero, presta sus servicios
como pasabarco en la Oficina del
Maestre de Rada del Puerto de Bal-
boa. Desde hace 23 afios trabaja con
el Canal de Panama y reside en la
Barriada Crespo de La Carrasquilla,
en la ciudad de Panami. Naci6 en la
bella poblaci6n de San Bartolo, en
las afueras de la ciudad de San Sal-
vador, capital de la Repdblica de
El Salvador, en la America Central.
Alli mismo hizo sus studios prima-
rios y empez6 a trabajar. Recuerda
con much carifio los dias de su nifiez,
que pasaron tranquilos en el campo,
a la sombra de grandes volcanes,
como el San Salvador y el San Ja-
cinto. Vino a Panama buscando un
mejor porvenir y lo encontr6. Dice
que en esta tierra ha tenido las opor-
tunidades que jams tuvo en su pais
natal. Hace 16 afios contrajo matri-
monio con la Sra. Nisla Batista de
Romero y Dios bendijo su uni6n con
cinco hijos. Dice Baltazar Romero
que su familiar constitute el tesoro
mis preciado que posee. Es cat61lico
y cumple sus deberes religiosos, en
la Iglesia de Santa Ana. "Es la Igle-
sia mis popular de Panama", dice
convencido. En sus ratos libres hace
todas las cosas que se necesitan en
la casa. Pero lo que mas .le gusta es
pasear por el Interior. Recuerda
much a Paritilla y el bello Valle del
Rio Purio.

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Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pana-
ma. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya fue-
re verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6nica
o noticia aqui aparecida, sin necesidad
de solicitud expresa.
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
Jefe de la Oficina de Informaci6n
La informaci6n que se deseare publicar
en el SPILLWAY debe ser enviada a la
oficina del Jefe de Prensa. Dirigir la
correspondencia a PANAMA CANAL
SPILLWAY, Apartado M, Balboa, Zona
del Canal.
Distribuci6n gratuita a todos los em-
pleados del Canal de Panama. Valor
de la subscripci6n para otros (inclu-
yendo envio por correo) $2.60 al afio.
Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos
al Panama Canal Company y dirigidos
a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions, Box M,
Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

Ezequiel Cedefio Herrera es pasabarcos y depend de la Oficina del Maestre
de Rada del Puerto de Balboa. Desde hace 19 afios trabaja con el Canal de
Panama. Vive en la ciudad de La Chorrera, en la Calle de San Francisco,
cerca de la Iglesia, pero naci6 en la poblaci6n de La Palma, Distrito de
Las Tablas, en pleno coraz6n del Interior de Panama. Sus studios primaries
los hizo en su pueblo natal. Hace 24 ailos, contrajo matrimonio con la
Sra. Juana Montero de Cedefio. De su uni6n nacieron cinco hijos: el mayor,
Ezequiel Jr., de 23 afios, es administrator de una hacienda y la menor,
Rubiela, de apenas 6 afios, es la consentida del hogar. Al hablar con noso-
tros hace hincapid en dos cosas: que esta enamorado de su esposa, la que
ha sido su fiel compafiera durante tantos afios, y que se siente sumamente
orgulloso de toda su familiar. De su trabajo, nos dice que esti sumamente
content con todos sus compafieros. Nos damos cuenta de que todo el
mundo lo aprecia por su caricter serio y cumplidor de su deber. Su pasa-
tiempo favorite es la agriculture. En todos sus moments libres se dedica
a cultivar la tierra. Al hablar con 0l, a pesar de que nos cuenta de los
grandes transatlinticos que le ha tocado servir y de sus demis trabajos en
el mar, nos damos cuenta de que Ezequiel Cedefio Herrera es, ante todo,

Pigina 2

____En Su Pantalla




Febrero 25, 1966


i "nd I a II I I "e "1 III I

El Cuidado de las Bicicletas
El uso de bicicletas dentro de la industrial, como medio de transport de
los trabaladores, ha tenido un gran incremento durante los filtimos tiempos.
La bicicleta fue disefiada originalmente para satisfacer la necesidad de
disponer de un medio de transport rApido, que tuviera un cost relativa-
mente bajo. Despuds se vio que podria emplearse tambi6n como medio de
recreaci6n y como element para hacer deported. En algunos paises las
bicicletas son principalmente usadas para deported, en otros para recreaci6n
y en otros para el transport, dependiendo del tipo de carreteras, de la
facilidad de medios de transport diferentes y de la situaci6n econ6mica.
En cualquier parte que se use y para cualquier fin que se emplee, la
bicicleta es un vehiculo muy fitil pero, lo mismo que cualquier otro vehiculo,
require que sea mantenida en muy buenas condiciones y que sea conducida
seg6n ciertas normas basicas, para que no se convierta en un element
causante de accidents.
Veamos los puntos que deben ser tenidos en cuenta en el mantenimiento
y cuidado de las bicicletas.
Agarraderas del manubrio. Si estAn desgastadas y permiten que la
mano se deslice deben ser cambiadas. Si se encuentran flojas en el manubrio
y se salen de su sitio, deben ser aseguradas con un adhesive.
Asiento. Debe estar colocado en forma que brinde comodidad y
todas sus tuercas deben estar ajustadas para evitar su movimiento.
Ruedas. La rueda delantera y la trasera deben encontrarse alineadas
para que no haya oscilaciones. Las tuercas y contratuercas de las ruedas
deben tenerse bien ajustadas. Los cojinetes deben ser lubricados con
periodicidad segun lo recomendado por el fabricante.
Reflector y luz trasera. Los reflectores deben ser visible por lo
menos desde 100 metros de distancia. Una luz roja de cola, visible desde
150 metros de distancia, ayudarA a la seguridad del ciclista.
Frenos. Ya sea que se cuente con frenos de operaci6n manual para
las dos ruedas o con freno en el pedal para la rueda trasera solamente, serA
necesario hacerlos ajustar por una persona entendida en la material, para
que sean capaces de detener la bicicleta tan ripidamente que las ruedas
deslicen sobre un pavimento seco. La prueba de los frenos debe hacerse
en un callej6n sin trifico y no en la calle o en el and6n.
Cadena. Se debe revisar la cadena para reemplazar los eslabones
que estdn dafiados o desgastados. La tension no debe ser excesiva pero si
suficiente para evitar que ella se salga de los engranajes.
Pedales. Deben girar libremente. Se debe reemplazar el caucho de
los pedales cuando se encuentre muy desgastado.
Corneta o timbre. Deben ser oidos por lo menos a 30 metros de
Manubrio. Debe ser ajustado hacia arriba o hacia abajo, seg6n sea
el caso, para poderlos sostener con facilidad y comodidad. Debe tenerse
cuidado de dejar bien ajustados los tornillos de sueci6n despues de hacer
el ajuste.
Luz delantera. Debe ser de color blanco y visible por lo menos a
150 metros.
Rayos. La tension uniform de los rayos es la que mantiene la forma
circular de la rueda. Los rayos rotos deben ser reemplazados a la mayor
brevedad por rayos nuevos.
Llantas. Siempre deben encontrarse en buenas condiciones e infladas
a la presi6n correct recomendada por el fabricante.
Un punto de much importancia que con frecuencia es pasado por alto,
es la necesidad de seleccionar la bicicleta del tamafio adecuado para la
persona que va a usarla. El pie debe alcanzar el pedal con facilidad.

El Observatorio de Miraflores

Abierto Nuevamente al Publico

Los amantes de las estrellas,
podrAn gozar de la vista de las cons-
telaciones en el claro cielo de la esta-
cion scca, en el Observatorio de la
Zona del Canal, en Miraflores. El
Observatorio estarA abierto al pdi-
blico, los martes y domingos por la
noche, de 7 a 9 p.m.
En esta 4poca, el mAs prominent
de todos los objetos celestiales, es
Jupiter, un planet brillante, que se
puede localizar al present cerca de
la Constelaci6n Taurus, cerca de

AldebarAn una estrella roja brillante.
Visto por el telescopio, J6piter es
fascinante. Se ven cuatro de sus
lunas-dos de ellas mas grandes que
la de la tierra y las otras dos, un poco
mis pequefias. En la atm6sfera de
Jfipiter se ven varias bandas.
Los que visiten el observatorio re-
cibirin explicaciones de parte de
J. W. Seaquist, professor de ciencias
de la Escuela Secundaria de Balboa,
y de B. J. Brown, de la Divisi6n de
Ingenieria del Canal de Panama.

La Universidad

Presentara Hoy

A una Contralto
La contralto Shirley Lee Harned,
acompafiada por Emily Butcher y
pr la pianist Inez Maria Hertz,
ser' presentada en un concerto pa-
trocinado por el Club de M6sica de
la Universidad de la Zona del Canal,
en el auditorium del plantel, hoy
viernes 25 de febrero, a las 8 p.m.
La Srta. Earned, hija de los espo-
sos Harned, de Curundu Heights,
hizo sus studios primaries y secun-
darios en el Istmo y se gradu6 de
Bellas Artes en la Universidad de
Kentucky. Debut6 hace 2 afios, en
la presentaci6n del Mesias de Handel
que hizo el Coro de la Union Church
de Balboa. Desde entonces ha ac-
tuado a solo en muchas ocasiones.
La Srta. Harned es actriz de talent
y ha tomado parte en varias produc-
ciones de la Zona del Canal.
Emily Butcher, Supervisora de
Musica en las Escuelas Latinoame-
ricanas de la Zona del Canal, es gra-
duada del Teachers College, de la
Universidad de Columbia, como Li-
cenciada en Ciencias y Master en
Artes. La Srta. Butcher es muy cono-
cida en PanamA y la Zona del Canal.
Organiz6 y dirige el Coro de Alum-
nos de La Boca y sus villancicos son
sumamente populares.
Inez Maria Hertz estudia en la Es-
cuela Secundaria de Balboa, es hija
del Sr. Max Hertz y Sra. Aminta de
Hertz; naci6 en la ciudad de Pana-
m, y a los 7 afios empez6 sus estu-
dios de piano. Luego, estudi6 armo-
nia, contrapunto, anAlisis y canto en
el Institute de Mfisica de PanamA y
ha actuado como solista al piano con
la orquesta de la escuela. Dio un
recital en la Universidad de PanamA.
Estudia con el Profesor Ren6 Brenes
y acompafia al Coro de la Escuela
Secundaria de Balboa.

y respuestas
5Existen dreas denominadas "zonas
de juego"?-Si. En donde hay le-
treros que sefialen una zona de
juegos ser4 contra la ley operar
alli un vehiculo, except por nece-
sidad y ello con todo el cuidado y
iDebo obedecer a un agent de poli-
cia o a un guardia de cruce de
calls, que estd dirigiendo, contro-
lando o regulando el trdfico?-Si.
-Puedo operar mi autobds en cual-
quier calle o carretera de la Zona
del Canal?-No. S61o en aquellas
vias descritas en la Secci6n 5.145
de los reglamentos y en otras calls
done el Director de Asuntos Civi-
les expida un permiso especial.


Arcelio Moreno
Kenneth L. Alexander
Norma E. Braden
Walton J. Davy
Celmira Silva
Alfred A. Bonnick
William J. Carson
Paul F. Ebdon
Alvin B. Garnes
James 0. King
William C. Kirkland II
Fedrick A. Lawrence
George B. Palmer
James A. Brigman
Thomas V. Frost, Jr.
Gary C. Meyer
Maritiza Barnett
(Continda en la pdgina 4)


20 Aios
Ralph Knights
Operario de Equipo de
Edith M. Villanueva
T6cnica de Contabilidad
Edna C. C6rdova
Oficinista de Abastos
Jose M. Infante G.
Capataz Encargado de
Gancho de Grua
Leavell F. Kelly
Operario de Maquinaria PortAtil
y Levadiza
Ana L. Lezcano M.
Naomi A. McLeod
Moza de Oficio, Servicio de
Estela Mitchell
Leigh C. Paulson
Subjefe Funcionario de Abastos
Sim6n Quiroz
Obrero (Trabajos Pesados)
Enrique Riviere
Ernest A. Williams
Marco A. Cantonin
Julio Abraham

de Servicio
Jose J. Patiiio
Roy H. Rice
PrActico del Canal
Stanley Sandiford
Joseph A. Semper
Ayudante Operario de Esclusas
James K. Stark
MecAnico Tornero (NAutico)
Woodrow L. Stephens
Operario de Lanchas
Thomas F. Taylor
Arnold T. Wilson
Humberto AlemAn
Ayudante MecAnico Tornero
Jos I. Castaiieda G.
Pintor (Mantenimiento)
Joseph P. Cooper
Ayudante Electricista
Manuel Dominguez
Trabajador en Cemento o
Jos4 S. Perez
Operario de Montacargas
(Control de Desperdicios)
Adalberto S. Romero
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

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Donald Dabriel, a la izquierda, quien trabaja con la cuadrilla de lines de
transmisi6n del sistema de energia elictrica del Canal de PanamA, el miem-
bro mAs nuevo del "Club de la Tortuga", recibe, de manos de H. V.
Howard, Jr., subjefe de generaci6n y transmisi6n de la Divisi6n de Elec-
tricidad, su sombrero, distintivo y certificado del Club de la Tortuga.
El mencionado club es una organizaci6n international formada por perso-
nas que han salvado la vida o se han librado de lesiones graves, por haber
usado durante su trabajo un sombrero de seguridad. Dabriel estaba ayu-
dando a quitar un Arbol cerca de una linea de transmisi6n, cuando una rama
de unas 12 libras de peso vol6 unos 40 pies y lo golpe6 en la cabeza.
A pesar de que permaneci6 algun tiempo en el hospital, salv6 la vida por
usar sombrero de seguridad. Sus compaiieros, algunos de los cuales se ven
en el fondo, se reunieron para la ceremonia de entrega y lo felicitaron.

Pagina 3

La Srta. Marta Conte FernAndez, examinadora de licencias para operar
botes a motor en la Oficina del CapitAn del Puerto, en Balboa, recibe un
Aumento por Calidad Superior de Trabajo, en reconocimiento a la manera
brillante con que siempre ha desempefiado sus obligaciones. El certificado
lo entrega el Capitin E. B. Rainier, quien en esos mementos era Jefe
Interino de la Divisi6n de Navegaci6n. A la izquierda esti el Capitin del
Puerto de Balboa, CapitAn Richard C. Sergeant.
Los siguientes empleados de la Contraloria del Canal de PanamA tam-
bien recibieron hace poco Aumentos por Calidad Superior de Trabajo:
Thomas H. Scott, William Goldfein, Severino La Fuente, John Montayne,
Cecil Kovel, William A. Wichmann, Gregory G. Cartotto, Ellen S. Shirer
y Kenneth R. A. Booth.


Febrero 25, 1966

Empleado del Canal Tiene en su Casa

El Primer Foco Electrico de Panama E

Desde las 5 de la tarde, de un dia
de 1890 los habitantes de la ciudad
de PanamA se dirigian hacia un solo
lugar: El Gran Hotel Central, que
todavia existe en la Plaza de la Cate-
dral. E1I Motivo? Que a las 6 de la
tarde, los habitantes de la muy noble
y muy leal ciudad verian por primera
vez la luz electrica.
Han pasado muchos afios desde
esa tarde y PanamA goza ahora de
uno de los mejores servicios de ener-
gia el6ctrica de Latinoam6rica, pero
el bombillo que dio luz a Panama'
por primera vez, esti en la residencia
de Gamboa de Henry Ehrman, Sub-
jefe Tecnico Topogrlifico de la Divi-
si6n de Ingenieria del Canal de
Henry Ehrman nos recibe en su
residencia, en compafiia de su esposa,
Ana Victoria Arias de Ehrman. Al
entrar, se siente el halito de tiempos
idos, pues alli se guardian algunos de
los objetos mAs preciados de la
Lo primero que vemos son tres
preciosas estatuas de bronce, france-
sas, a primera vista. Las trajo Henry
Ehrman, abuelo del duefio de la casa,
cuando al terminar la Guerra Franco
Prusiana en 1871, emigr6 a America,
estableci6ndose en Nueva Orleans.
La familiar Ehrman se estableci6

en PanamA a fines del siglo pasado
y gozaba de gran prominencia. Eran
duefios del Hotel Central y de
muchas otras propiedades de valia.
El Sr. FMlix Ehrman era Vice C6nsul
de Estados Unidos cuando Panama
declar6 su independencia.
Nos cuenta el Sr. Ehrman, que
alli por 1890 su padre era gerente
del Hotel Central, un bello edificio
que tenia cerca del vestibulo, un her-
moso patio adornado de palmeras
artificiales, conocido con el nombre
de Palm Garden, o Jardin de las Pal-
meras. Se coloc6 alli un bombillo de
200 vatios, el cual fue prendido por
un generador impulsado por una mA-
quina de vapor. Dice Ehrman que su
padre le contaba que esa fue una
noche de fiesta para PanamA. Ese his-
t6rico bombillo, much mAs grande
que los de esa intensidad de la actua-
lidad, es el que reposa entire otros
muchos valiosos objetos en la casa
de los Ehrman en Gamboa.
Henry Ehrman posee muchas fo-
tografias del tiempo de la construe-
ci6n del Canal y ademAs guard la
placa N9 1 que se us6 en un autom6-
vil en la Zona del Canal, cuando se
empezaron a usar, en 1909. Dice que
le perteneci6 a su padre. Segin nos
cuenta, la N 1 de Panama, ese afio,
le toc6 a Don Jose Gabriel Duque,
fundador de la Loteria de PanamA y

tronco de prominent familiar. La
N9 2 de PanamA todavia la guard
y fue la que le toc6 a su padre, Don
Natalio. Tambi6n guard la primera
licencia de conducir que sac6 su
padre en la Zona del Canal. Es una
chapa ovalada de metal, con el N9 42
y la leyenda "Zona del Canal-Licen-
cia de Conductor".
Henry Ehrman tiene mAs de 30
afios con el Canal de PanamA. Sus
primeros studios los hizo en el Cole-
gio de la Salle de la ciudad de Pana-
ma. Sus studios superiores los curs6
en el Business College, de Trenton,
Nueva Jersey; estudi6 electricidad
en Chicago, y sigui6 un curso en la
Escuela de Ingenieria de Pensilvania.
Tiene dos hijos: Henry E. Ehr-
man, Jr., ingeniero electr6nico en
St. Petersburg, Florida, y Doris V.
Ehrman, expert en maquinas elec-
tr6nicas, resident en la misma
El Sr. Ehrman es coleccionista de
estampillas y monedas de oro, entire
otras aficiones. Pero en la actualidad,
es sobre todo, amante de la paz del
hogar que compare con su esposa.
"El 6nico problema que tenemos",
nos dice sonriendo, "son los progra-
mas de television. No tenemos los
mismos gustos. Pero eso ya se resol-
vi6: Hemos puesto un aparato para
ella y otro para mi".
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El dia que este bombillo dio luz por primera vez, fue fiesta en PanamA.
Es de 200 vatios, de manufacture alemana y marca Osram. Fue puesto
en el vestibulo del Hotel Central y prendido por primera vez en 1890,
aunque el dia exacto no ha podido suministrmrnoslo su actual duefio, Henry
Ehrman, de Gamboa. Es el primer bombillo elictrico usado en el Istmo
de Panama.


Una vieja limpara de petr6leo, manufacturada en Francia antes de 1870
y adaptada por su duefio a electricidad, es la que alumbra la entrada de
la residencia de los esposos Ehrman, del N9 168-A de la Avenida William-
son, en Gamboa, Zona del Canal. Henry Ehrman aparece en la fotografia.

ISON BASTANTE DIFERENTES! En el centro una placa de la Zona del Canal de hoy dia. A la derecha, la
N 1 de la Zona del Canal, de 1909, afio en que se empezaron a usar las places en el Istmo. A la izquierda, aunque
no se distingue muy claramente, la N9 2 de la Municipalidad de Panama. Ambas places pertenecieron a Natalio
Ehrman, padre de Henry Ehrman que aparece en la foto.


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Henry Ehrman, Subjefe T6cnico TopogrAfico de la Divisi6n de Ingenieria
del Canal de Panami, en su mesa de trabajo a bordo de la draga de cangi-
lones del Canal de PanamA "Mindi". Su misi6n es medir la cantidad de
yards cebicas de material que la draga retira del fondo del Canal.
La Oficina de la cual depend el Sr. Ehrman esti en el Edificio 112 de
Pedro Miguel, pero generalmente 61 se encuentra en el campo. Puede
trabajar en cualquier punto de la ruta del Canal de PanamA, desde el
Atlantico hasta el Pacifico, lo mismo que en cualquiera de las dragas del

(Viene de la pdgina 3)
Raphael Amato
Armando Cruz
Saums Egbert
Leroy Kellman
Victor May
Antonio Ramirez
Rupert Sobers
Carl Starke
Theophilus Watson
Barclay Wood
Alcibiades Alba
Evelyn Condon
Ruben Ferrer
Pablo GalvAn
Rathburn Hall
Alvin McFarlane
Winston Mitchell
Joseph Price
Gabriel Thom
Gumersindo Urefia
Clarence Clarke

Triunf6 Laguna

Sobre Morocho
Ismael Laguna, el ex campe6n
mundial del peso ligero, logr6 el
sibado ultimo por la noche un reso-
nante triunfo sobre el campe6n mun-
dial del peso welter junior Carlos
"Morocho" Hernindez, de Venezue-
la, en el combat pactado a 10 asal-
tos celebrado ante unos 8.000 espec-
tadores en el Estadio Olimpico de
Laguna se present en unas con-
diciones magnificas y desde el primer
moment desconcert6 al venezolano
con sus ripidas combinaciones de
golpes con ambas manos. El cam-
pe6n mundial nunca pudo conectar
de firme sus potentes pufios en la
anatomia del panamefio, que fue un
blanco muy dificil para el venezo-
Se ha anunciado que Laguna ha
aceptado enfrentarse al campe6n
mundial del peso junior ligero
Gabriel "Flash" Elorde, de Filipinas,
en un combat a 10 asaltos que ten-
drA lugar el 19 de marzo en Manila
y en donde no estarA en juego la
corona del filipino.

Ernest Farins
John McNatt
Joseph Ward
John Fettler

(Viene de la pdgina 3)
James N. Carter
Ayudante, Despacho de
Combustibles Liquidos
Inedio Ceballos
Capataz Estibador (A Bordo)
Bertram A. Dean
Robert G. Ellis
Medad U. Evans
Conductor de Autob6s Escolar
Victor H. Hines
Vidriero (Limitado)
Jorge W. Lindsay
Winston A. Nicholson
Verificador de Carga
Sydney R. Cain
Guardia de Detenci6n
Marciano Batista
Auxiliar de Enfermeria
(Medicina General y Cirugia)
Lorenzo Jos6
Auxiliar de Enfermeria
(Medicina General y Cirugia)
Margaret McIntyre
Auxiliar de Enfermeria
(Medicina General y Cirugia)
Howard C. Pritham
Medico (Medicina General)
C. P. Thompson ,
Auxiliar de Enfermeria
Flora Var6n
Enfermera (Medicina General y

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