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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: January 12, 1971
Frequency: biweekly[jan. 6, 1984-1999]
weekly[ former -dec. 23, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Periodicals -- Canal Zone   ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama)   ( lcsh )
Genre: federal government publication   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
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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Volume ID: VID00803
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
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issn - 0364-8044
Classification: lcc - HE538 .A37
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Preceded by: Spillway
Succeeded by: Faro (Balboa, Panama)

Full Text

Gift of the Panama Canal Museumn

More Than 58 Years of Service to World Commerce

The Panama

Vol. XI, No. 30

Canal Spillway

Friday, January 12, 1973

Mr. and Mrs. Maurice H. Thatcher stop at Miraflores Locks during one of
their visits to the Canal.

Death Takes Friend

Of Canal Employees

The Honorable Maurice H.
Thatcher, the last surviving mem-
ber of the Isthmian Canal Com-
mission and one of the outstanding
men of the construction day era,
died January 6 at the age of 102.
His life spanned more than half
the years the United States has
been in existence as a republic but
his mind remained sharp to the end.
Born in Chicago, Ill., and reared
in Kentucky, Governor Thatcher
dedicated 80 years to public serv-
ice through law and politics. His
Canal involvement went back to
1910 when he began his service as
a member of the ICC. His avid in-
terest in the Panama Canal con-
tinued throughout the years and
during his long association with the
waterway, he accumulated probably
more surveys, hooks and mementoes
relating to the building and opera-
tion of the Canal than any other
individual. He was believed to have
been directly involved in the Canal
enterprise longer than any other
Governor Thatcher served as a
member of Congress from the Louis-
ville District of Kentucky from
1923-33 and as a member of the
House Committee on Appropria-
tions, he rendered important services
to his district, state and nation, and
the Panama Canal and its employ-
ees, promoting various pieces of
legislation in their favor. In recent
years, he encouraged action by
Congress which provided retire-
ment pay for non-U.S.-citizen em-
ployees of the Canal. He was in-
strumental in amending the Canal
Zone Code to provide cost-of-living
adjustments in cash relief payments
to certain former employees.

While serving in Congress, Gov-
ernor Thatcher made several visits
to the Canal Zone and made several
more after World War II. He came
in October 1962 for the dedication
of the bridge than bears his name.
His last visit to the Isthmus was in
1964 when he participated in the
celebration of the 50th anniversary
of the opening of the Panama Canal.
Governor Thatcher was the
author of legislation for the estab-
lishment, maintenance and opera-
tion of the Gorgas Memorial Lab-
oratory in Panama dedicated to the
research of tropical diseases and
(Continued on p. 4)

1973 Plates

Go on Sale

January 15
Canal Zone license plates for
1973 will go on sale January 15 at
the License Section offices located
at Ancon and Margarita. The old
1972 plates may continue to be
used until February 28, 1973.
Registration fees for all civilians
(including those employed by the
Armed Forces) residing in the Canal
Zone will be $15 for private vehi-
cles, $6 for motorcycles, $3 for
trailers, and $25 for commercial
At the January 18, 1972, U.S.
Civic Council Executive Session,
Gov. David S. Parker announced
the increase of license plate fees to
$15 for 1973. The former $5 fee
had been in effect since 1916, the
Governor explained, and since then
costs had increased on road repairs.
Governor Parker added that the $15
fee is below the average of the
Stateside fees. A schedule of the
new and existing rates was passed
out at the meeting.
Civilian registrants may mail
their applications to "License Sec-
tion, Box L, Balboa Heights, C.Z.,"
beginning January 12, 1973. Each
application must be accompanied
by a valid 1972 Canal Zone Regis-
tration and the proper fee as stated
on the back of the 1973 application.
Those civilians interested in a low
license plate number should print
the word "Drawing" on the front of
their application envelope. The
drawing, to include plates from 25
up, will be held January 19, 1973,
at 3 p.m. in the Ancon office.
(Drawing is limited to civilians.)
A serviceman who is on per-
manent change of station orders
and is stationed and residing in the
Canal Zone (not maintaining quar-
ters in the Republic of Panama) will
have the option of paying a reduced
fee of $2 to register a vehicle or of
driving it with the license plate
from the State of his legal domicile.
This privilege for members of the
Armed Forces is provided by Con-
gress in the Soldiers' and Sailors'
Civil Relief Act.
(Continued on p. 4)

U.S. Employees To Get

Income Tax Assistance

As a special service to U.S. tax-
payers on the Isthmus, the U.S.
Internal Revenue Service will pre-
sent a series of U.S. tax assistance
seminars in connection with the
preparation of income tax returns
for 1972.
David R. Arnold, IRS tax assistor,
will conduct tax seminars on both
sides of the Isthmus. He is sched-
uled to be on the Atlantic side Jan-
uary 22 and 23 and on the Pacific
side from January 25 through Feb-
ruary 1.
He will hold two types of sem-
inars, Type A and Type B. Type A
is designed for U.S. citizens who
are actively employed in the area,
either for the U.S. Government or
in private business. It consists of a
discussion period of 1 to 2 hours fol-
lowed by a period during which
those attending will be invited to
prepare their tax returns under

the guidance of the tax assistor.
Type B is designed for senior cit-
izens, including U.S. taxpayers who
are retired and living in the area. It
consists of a very short discussion
period of about 30 minutes fol-
lowed by a return-preparation
phase during which those attending
will be asked to prepare their own
returns under the guidance of the
tax assistor.
On the Pacific side, Arnold will
hold Type A seminars at the Pan-
ama Canal Training Center in
Ancon at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on
January 25; 7 p.m. on January 26;
and 1 p.m. on January 29. Two
Type B seminars will be held begin-
ning at 9 a.m. on January 26 and
January 29.
The Atlantic side schedule con-
sists of a Type A seminar to be held
in the Coco Solo Elementary School
at 7 p.m. on January 22.

Cooperation Is Asked

During Power Shortage

Isthmian residents are wondering
why the electricity has been going
on and off lately.
The Panama Canal Company
power system consists of various
hydroelectric and thermal power
resources, including an interconnect
with the Panama power system.
Under normal circumstances, the
failure of several generating units


To Take Over

On Thursday
A colorful, joint services cere-
mony at 9 a.m., Thursday, at the
Albrook AFB flight line will mark
the assumption of command of
U.S. Southern Command by U.S.
Army Gen. William B. Rosson.
Army, Navy, Air Force and Ma-
rine Corps troops will march in the
change of command review. The
combined 79th Army and 776th
Air Force bands will provide a mu-
sical background and motorized
elements of the 193d Infantry Bri-
gade will also pass in review.
Military and civilian dignitaries
from Panama and the Canal Zone,
including members of the govern-
ment, diplomatic and business com-
munities, will be on hand for the
The general public is invited to
attend the ceremony. Spectators
may enter Albrook either through
the main gate or the back gate off
Curundu Road. Military and Sec-
urity Police will be on duty to di-
rect spectators to parking and view-
ing areas at the ceremony.
In case of rain, the review will
be held inside Building 1015, a large
hangar in the Albrook Industrial
General Rosson comes to his new
assignment from Fort Shafter,
Hawaii, where he had been Com-
mander-in-Chief of the U.S. Army
Pacific since October 1970.
Gen. George V. Underwood, Jr.,
who has been U.S. Southern Com-
mand's Commander-in-Chief for
the past 16 months, is returning to
the United States Tuesday. He is
retiring from the U.S. Army at the
end of this month for physical
reasons, bringing to a close a dis-
tinguished active military career of
more than 35 years.
General Rosson's military career
has seen him advance to progres-
(Continued on p. 4)

Annual Ocd Fair

To Open Jan. 20
The annual, traditional Oc Fair,
representative of the activities and
progress of rural Panama and honor-
ing St. Sebastian, patron saint of
that picturesque town, will be held
January 20-22.
Thousands of visitors are ex-
pected to attend the popular fair
that is located in Herrera Prov-
ince. The road to Oci is on the left
of the Inter-American Highway,
about 4 miles after the town of

is possible without causing capacity
shortages. Reserve capacity is main-
tained to allow for scheduled main-
tenance and for reduced hydro
usage during dry season.
Extraordinary equipment failures
in our thermal generating units have
created a situation where over 50
percent of our total generating
capacity is not available. Under
this 50 percent condition, the Pan-
ama Canal Company has a generat-
ing capacity of 86 mw., but the
peak demand occurring during day-
light hours is over 100 mw's. There-
fore, brownouts and blackouts must
occur during the peak demand
The situation would be even
worse, but fortunately the Panama
power system has been able to
supply considerable amounts of sur-
plus power to the Panama Canal
Company system. However, a new
gas turbine unit is being rushed to
completion at Mount Hope and may
be on line in mid-February. In the
meantime, all sources of emergency
generation are being utilized and
emergency load shedding plans
must be implemented as necessary.
Customers have 'been extremely
cooperative during this period and
every effort is made to limit outages
and to alternate affected areas. The
most critical times are between 7
a.m. and 11 p.m. Voluntary curtail-
ment of air conditioning, lights, hot
water and other electrical equip-
ment during this time may elimi-
nate forced outages. SCN radio will
continue to announce actual con-
ditions on the advice of the power
system dispatcher.
Customers are requested not to
call the telephone operators or the
power dispatcher for information on
how long their power will be off.
A special emergency number has
been established for this purpose
(52-6800). Every effort will be made
to make announcements on SCN to
inform the public of conditions in
specific areas. An additional plan is
being formulated which will give
specific times and specific areas.

UF Auto Show

To Be Opened by

Acting Governor
Acting Gov. Charles I. McGinnis
will open the annual United Fund
Auto Show Thursday at the Balboa
Skating Rink on Diablo Road.
Approximately 17 automobile
agencies in Panama will participate
in this year's show plus boat agen-
cies that will also have their latest
crafts on exhibit. Many new autos
not previously on show or sale on
the Isthmus will be displayed this
The auto show will be divided
into two segments, January 18
through 21 and January 25 through
28. It will be open to the public
free of charge from 5 to 10 p.m. on
Thursday and Fridays and from 3
to 10 p.m. on Saturdays and Sun-
Special attractions for the chil-
dren are also planned for this year's
show. Cochairmen are: R. W. Ches-
son and Rogelio Quintero.


January 12, 1973

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

Lt. Stanley Watts, Acting Assistant District Police Com- held Christmas parties at the Dr. Enas Salvation Army
mander, Balboa District and other police personnel Orphanage and the San Vicente de Paul Orphanage of
present a Panamanian flag to the teachers of the Colon also. More than 500 children were presented
Borongo School near Arraijan where they held a Christ- gifts and food at these parties.
mas party for the schoolchildren. The Canal Zone Police

C.Z. Library

Film Program

To Start Monday
The second annual Canal Zone
Library Film Program will begin
Monday, January 15, with the show-
ing of "The Doll's House." Films
will be shown at the Panama Canal
Training Center, Building No. 0600
near the Balboa Heights Railroad
Station between Gaillard Highway
and Roosevelt Avenue on Corozo
Street. Admission is free and all
shows are open to the public.
All shows will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The schedule of films for the 1973
season follows:
January 15-"The Doll's House."
February 12-"The Greek Myth."
February 26-"The Odyssey."
March 12-"Classical Greece."
March 26-"Classical Greece" (con-
April 9-"Oedipus Rex."
April 23-"Oedipus Rex" (conti-
May 9-"Hamlet."
May 21-"Hamlet" (continued).
September 10-"The Lady or the
Tiger" and "The Lottery."
September 24-Charles Dickens:
"The Novel," "Early Victorian
England and Charles Dickens."
October 15-Charles Dickens (con-
tinued): "Great Expectations."
October 29-"The Cherry Orchard."
November 12-"Huckleberry Finn."
November 26-"Dr. Heidegger's
Experiment" and "Oh Captain,
My Captain."

Civic Council Officers
Officers were elected recently for
the Coco Solo-France Field Civic
Council. They are: Gary Hudson,
president; Richard Bjorneby, first
vice president; Mrs. Marylee Davi-
son, second vice president; Harry
Chan, treasurer; and Mrs. Roslyn
Gilman, secretary.

Noted Educator To Hold

Science Workshops Here

Dr. Paul F. Brandwein, author
and coauthor of 35 books and nu-
merous research papers in science
and education, will be in the Canal
Zone, January 15 and 16 to conduct
science workshops for Canal Zone
elementary schoolteachers.
Dr. Brandwein is Director of the
School Department and Senior Vice
President of Harcourt Brace Jovano-
vich Publishing Co. and an Adjunct
Professor at the University of Pitts-
burgh. He was a Burton Lecturer
at Harvard, an Abbott Lecturer at
Colorado College, and the Harris
Lecturer at the University of the
Formerly he was Director of the
Pinchot Institute for Studies in Con-
servation and Director of Education
for the Conservation Foundation.
In 1946-50 at Forest Hills High
School he was an early experimenter
in nongraded instruction, particu-
larly for gifted students. He has
been a teacher, supervisor, and ad-
ministrator at a variety of levels of
He also has been Associate Di-
rector of the Joint Council on Econ-
omic Education and has served on
the Steering Committees of the
Physical Science Study Committee
and the Biological Sciences Cur-
riculum Study. Hle was on the Ad-
visory Board of Harvard Project
Physics, and was Chairman of'the
National Board of Editors of Na-
ture and Science.
IIe participates in a variety of
activities connected with the Ad-
visory Boards of Nova University,
Wildlife Conservation International,
and the Board of Academic Ad-
visors of the International Graduate
School of Education.

Panama Canal Spillway
Governor of the Canal Zone Lieutenant Governor Information Officer
The PANAMA CANAL SPILLWAY is an official publication of the Panama
Canal, Balboa Heights, C.Z. All articles are available to news media and
may be reprinted without further clearance. SPILLWAY material should
arrive at the Panama Canal Press Office no later than 4 p.m., Monday, the
week of publication. Only urgent material can be accepted as late as noon
Tuesday. Distributed free to all Panama Canal employees. Subscription cost
for others $2.60 a year. Airmail subscription cost $10 a year. Make checks
payable to Panama Canal Company and address to: SPILLWAY Subscrip-
tions, Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

Dr. Paul F. Brandwein

He also devotes much of his time
to research in the theory of teach-
ing and into Piagetian systems as
well as consulting internationally
with school systems on curriculum
and instruction.
Dr. Brandwein's research is di-
rected toward developing a to-
tal curriculum for the elementary
school and he has been senior author
of two programs of instruction and
learning in the elementary schools,
"Concepts in Science and the So-
cial Sciences" and "Concepts and
He is also at work on a program
in the Humanities, "A Concept of
Man," which is a series for school-
children based on the ultimate val-
ues of man as expressed in litera-
ture, poetry, music, art, dance,
and drama. These programs in-
clude textbooks, laboratory man-
uals, teacher's editions, workshops,
laboratory cards, and tests.

JWB Offers Spanish

Classes This Month
Beginning January 22, Spanish
will be taught twice a week at the
USO-JWB in Balboa from 7 to 9
These classes will stress conversa-
tion, grammar and reading. Classes
for beginners will meet on Mondays
and Wednesdays and for inter-
mediates on Tuesdays and Thurs-
For further information, call the
USO-JWB at Balboa 52-5972.

12:00-Kartoon Klubbhouse
1:30-Parade of Sports
4:04-Wide World of Sports
5:15-This Week In Pro Football
6:00-Weekend '73
6:15-My Three Sons
6:40-Daniel Boone
7:30-Get Smart
8:05-Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea
9:00-Qud Pasa?
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Boxing From The Forum
11:00-The Haunted House:
"Planet of Blood"

12:00-Christopher Close-up
12:15-This Is The Life
12:45-Directions '73
1:15-Parade of Sports:
NFL/NFC Championship
3:30-Super Bowl (Live/Color)
6:30-Evening Report
6:40-Wyatt Earp
7:05-Sonny & Cher
R-05-Perry Mason
9:00-QuB Pasa?
9:05-12 O'Clock High
10:15-Growing Up In Prison

4:30-Sesame Street
5:30-Buck Owens
6:40-The Ghost and Mrs.Muir
8:05-Monday Night Football:
Sugar Bowl
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Monday Movie:
"Cockleshell Heroes"

4:30-Captain Kangaroo
6:40-The Perfect Drug Show

8:00-8 O'Clock Report
9:00-Due Pasa?
9:05-The Jazz Show
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Tonight Show

4:30-President Truman's Funeral
(First Day)
5:30-Animal World
6:40-Something Else
7:05-High Chaparral
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-Room 222
8:30-All In The Family
9:00-Qu6 Pasa?
9:05-The Lieutenant
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Midweek Movie:
"From Hell To Borneo"

4:30-Kartoon Klubhouse
5:30-The Monkees
6:40-David Frost Review
7:05-Flip Wilson
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-President Truman's Funeral
(Second Day)
8:50-Science Report
9:00-Que Pasa?
9:05-Dean Martin
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Dick Cavett

4:30-Dusty's Treehouse
5:00-The Beverly Hillbillies
5:30-This Is Your Life (Premiere)
6:40-Wanted Dead or Alive
7:05-Wild, Wild West
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:30-The Third Man
9:00-1ue Pasa?
9:05-Leonardo Da Vinci
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Friday Feature:

Week Beginning Saturday, January 13, 1973 t#

(Air Conditioned)
Saturday Junior Matinee, 10:00 a.m.-
Thunderbirds Are Go (T-99 mins.) (SIT.) (G)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:30-Mon., 6:15, 8:30
-From Russia With Love (PG)
Sunday Junior Matinee, 12:30-Mighty Ursus
(T-97 mins.) (G)
Tues., 6:15, 8:10-Doctor Faustus (SIT.) (PG)
Wed.-Thurs., 6:15, 8:15-The War Between
Men And Women (SIT.) (PG)
Fri., 7:00-The Cowboys (SIT.) (0)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-1 Love You Alice B.
Toklas (T-101 mins.) (PG)

(Air Conditioned)
Saturday Junior Matinee, 2:00-Seven Faces
Of Doctor Lao (T-107 mins.) (SIT.) (G)
Sat., 7:30-Hotel (PG)
Sun., 2:00, 7:30-Mon., 7:30-The Hot Rock
(SIT.) (PG)
Tues., 7:30-The Black Belly Of The Tarantula
Wed., 7:30-1,000 Plane Raid (SIT.) (G)
Thurs., 7:30-Navajo Joe (PG)
Fri., 7:00-The Star-Spangled Girl (G)

(Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Fort Dobbs (T-90 mins.) (G) and Moon
Zero Two (T-100 mins.) (G0)
Sun.-The Black Belly Of The Tarantula (R)
Mon.-The Boys In The Band (SIT.) (R)
Tues.-They Came To Rob Las Vegas (R) and
The Illustrated Man (R)
Wed.-Thurs.-From Russia With Love (PG)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-The Fearless Vampire
Killers (T-101 mins.) (PG)

Saturday Junior Matinee, 2:00-Wild, Wild
Planet (T-100 mins.) (SIT.) (G)
Sat.-A Covenant With Death (PG) and Once
You Kiss A Stranger (PG)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00-A Thunder Of Drums
(T-104 mins.) (SIT.) (G)
Sun.-Mon.-Skyjacked (PG)
Tues.-Hotel (PG)
Wed.-Man Of The West (G)
Thurs.-The Last Picture Show (SIT.) (R)
Fri.-Flipper (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-Taras Bulba
(T-129 mins.) (0)

Saturday Junior Matinee, 2:00-The Wizard Of
Oz (T-108 mins.) (G0)
Sat.-Three Guns For Texas (G)
Sun., 2:00-A Big Hand For A Little Lady
(T-102 mins.) (G)
Sun.-Hotel (PG)
Tues.-Skyjacked (PG)
Thurs.-Man Of The West (0)
Fri.-Fort Dobbs (T-90 mins.) (G) and Moon
Zero Two (T-100 mins.) (0)

Saturday Junior Matinee, 6:15-Cartoon
Festival (T-98 mins.) (G)
Sat., 8:15-Billy The Kid vs. Dracula
(T-102 mins.) (SIT.) (G)
Sun.-Cancel My Reservation (0)
Mon.-Assignment To Kill (PG) and The
Corrupt Ones (PG)
Tues.-Paint Your Wagon (PG)
Wed.-Slaughterhouse Five (R)
Thurs.-Great Catherine (T-98 mins.) (0)
and The Moving Target (T-130 mins.) (G)
Fri.-Three Guns For Texas (0)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-Mighty Ursus
(T-97 mins.) (G)

Sat.-Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory
(T-110 mins.) (G) and Fluffy (T-105 mins.)
(SIT.) (G)
Sun.-Slaughterhouse Five (R)
Mon.-Cancel My Reservation (0)
Wed.-Bells Of Death (PG)
Thurs.-A Covenant With Death (PG) and
Once You Kiss A Stranger (PG)

*All night shows begin at 1:00 except as
shown. All shows are post meridiem time ex-
cept as shown. Program subject to change
without notice.
mitted. General audience. PG-Parental
guidance suggested, some material may
not be suited for preteenagers. R-Re-
stricted. Persons under 17 not admitted un-
less accompanied by parent or legal guard-
ian. X-Persons under 17 not admitted.
T-Indicates Total Running Time.
t-Indicates Repeat.
SIT-Indicates Spanish Titles.

Page 2

January 12, 1973


M.A.Schroeder Thatcher Highway Work

Is Named Chief I Enterina Final Phase

rI -

Two honorary godfathers give baby Patricia Lee Ann Duffy a warm wel-
come following her return home from the hospital. Police Lt. Edward J.
Husum, left, who supervised her birth and Fire Sgt. Billy Quiros, who
assisted, look pleased with her even though Patricia looks a little annoyed
with the whole proceedings.

Balboa Baby Delivered

By CZ. Police, Firemen

Not even at Christmas time does
a young lady get as much attention
as Patricia Lee Ann Duffy, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Duffy, of
Balboa who arrived unexpectedly at

Freeze Causes

PC To Delay

Student Hiring
Panama Canal's plan to hire ap-
proximately 300 Latin American
students as student aids and assist-
ants during the 14-week period from
January 22 to April 28, 1973, has
been postponed because of the tem-
porary freeze imposed by President
Nixon on all civilian hiring and pro-
motions, it has been announced by
the Personnel Bureau.
The freeze became effective De-
cember 14 and will remain in effect
until the new budget is submitted
by President Nixon to Congress at
the end of January.
Students to be hired as assistants
under the program are to come from
the University of Panama, the Santa
Maria La Antigua University, the
Panama secondary schools and the
Canal Zone Latin American sec-
ondary schools.
Applicants are reminded that
when employment is started by
the Panama Canal only regularly
enrolled full time students of
the above named universities and
schools are eligible for the program.
Secondary school students must
be graduating seniors and must have
stated their intention to go to col-
lege at the end of the school vaca-
tion. University students must be
undergraduate students who will
not receive a degree at the end of
the 1972-73 school year. Addition-
ally, all students must be 16 years
of age, at the time of their employ-
ment, and have submitted evidence
of satisfactory scholastic achieve-
ment during the preceding school
All secondary school seniors will
be designated Student Aids and
students at the university level as
Student Assistants. Student Aids
will be paid $1.60 an hour and Stu-
dent Assistants will receive $1.75
per hour.

her parents' home the day before
The birth was handled by Fire
Sgt. Billy Quiros, of Balboa, under
the general supervision of Police
Lt. Edward J. Husum, the father of
11 children. Also on hand to help
was Firefighter Irving Clark, of
It was the first actual delivery for
Sergeant Quiros, although he and
all Fire Division personnel have full
training in such emergencies. But it
was the fifth home delivery for
Lieutenant Husum who seems to
have a way with children although
he has never delivered any of his
Little Patricia Lee Ann weighed
in at 6 pounds 7 ounces at 5:47 a.m.,
December 24. Mother and daughter
were taken by ambulance to Gorgas
Hospital where they both were
pronounced in excellent condition.
In fact, they were allowed to come
home from the hospital 3 days later.
The Duffys have one other child,
Teresa, 32V years old. Duffy is an
employee of the Pacific Locks.

Batik Workshop

To Be Conducted
Marcia C. Schwartz will teach a
workshop on the art of Batik at
Morgan's Gardens from January 16
to February 8. Classes will meet
from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Tues-
days and Thursdays. The workshop
will include information on basic
color theory, design and the actual
Batiking as well as how to display
a finished Batik, i.e.: stretching,
hanging or matting.
Batik is an ancient Javanese art
form which is the application of a
design to a textile (silk or cotton) in
wax resist. The design is "painted"
onto the material with melted wax
and the material is then dyed-the
waxed areas reject the dye, result-
ing in a two-color design. A piece
may be dyed several times to
achieve color variation. The dyes to
be used in the workshop will be
permanent color-fast Porcion dyes
which will enable people to make
wearable items.
For more information call 52-

Budget Branch
Myron A. Schroeder, former staff
program analyst in the Budget and
Rates Division, has been appointed
Chief of the Budget, Branch, it has
been announced by Philip L. Steers,
Jr., Panama Canal Comptroller. He
succeeds Oliver L. Riesch who has
been promoted to Assistant Comp-
troller-Budget and Rates.
A native of Milwaukee, Wis.,
Schroeder attended Marquette Uni-
versity College of Business Admin-
istration and graduated magna cum
laude in 1955. He came to the Isth-
mus with the U.S. Army in 1956
and joined the Canal organization
in 1958 as an accountant in the
Office of the Comptroller.
He was promoted to staff account-
ant in 1962, to budget analyst in
1965 and to program analyst in 1966.
In 1968 he received a quality
in-grade step promotion for hav-
ing maintained a consistently high
standard of performance equivalent
to or exceeding an outstanding per-
formance and an outstanding per-
formance certificate for the year
1970 to 1971.
He, his wife and their three
daughters live in Balboa.

Myron A. Schroeder

Art Exhibit
The National League of Amer-
ican Penwomen announces the open-
ing of a display of works by Pupi
Naron, in the Civil Affairs Building,
through January 26.
Also exhibited are "Panawood,"
knots from Panamanian trees on
which authentic Pre Columbian
drawings have been painted.

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The final phase of the road im-
provement project involving the
widening and resurfacing of ap-
proximately 3 miles of roadway on
Thatcher Highway, is scheduled to
be started later this month by Fos-
ter Construction Co., S.A., con-
tractors for the project.
The work will consist of placing
a hot mix of asphaltic concrete on
the surface of the road under cen-
struction. Because of this work,
one-way traffic will be necessary
during much of the time that it is
in progress. The project is sched-
uled for completion in June 1973.
The $750,000 contract was
awarded to the Foster Construction
Co. in April 1972. The work is de-
signed to bring the stretch of road

Balboa Lions Club

Announces Contest

For Club Sweetheart
The Balboa Lions Club is look-
ing for a sweetheart to represent the
club at the international conven-
tion to be held March 22 through
March 24 at Las Cumbres.
To qualify for competition in the
sweetheart contest girls must be
high school age or older, unmarried,
have a knowledge of Spanish, be
able to dance Panamanian dances
and be a U.S. citizen resident of
Panama or the Canal Zone.
Entrants should send a photo ac-
companied by a note from their par-
ents granting permission to partic-
ipate in the contest to Sweetheart
Committee, Balboa Lions Club,
P.O. Box 964 Balboa. Deadline for
entries is February 5.

(On the basis of total Federal Service)

Harold W. Williams
Supply Technician, Merchandise
Management Branch, 50 years
Fritz M. Barton
Lead Foreman Laborer (Cleaner),
Housing Branch, 40 years

Conrad A. Boyd
Packer (light), Printing Plant, 40

Getting the family car inspected is Mrs. Sylvia McGuire, of Diablo Heights,
who was one of the first to get her car through inspection when the service
started January 2 at the Motor Transportation Garage at Ancon. Presenting
the inspection sticker is Inspector Earland L. Murdock. The 1973 sticker
on the windshield shows that her automobile passed safe operating checks
on brakes, lighting system, windows, windshields and windshield wipers,
turn indicators, horns, wheel alignment, steering gear, exhaust system, tires
and other parts. Owners are reminded that the inspection is now in progress
and are urged to have their vehicles inspected earl), to avoid the last minute
rush. Private vehicles must be inspected during January or February.

up to a standard capable of carry-
ing more than the present traffic
load of 8,000 vehicles per day, a
capacity for which the road was
not originally designed.
When it is completed it will be
a two-lane road with additional
passing lanes on steep grades so
that slow-moving traffic will not
seriously restrict faster vehicles.
The work on the road began early
in April when Gov. David S. Parker
dug the first shovel of earth. The
first phase was completed some
weeks ago and the contractor has
been waiting until the dry season
to start the final asphaltic concrete
surface work.
Thatcher Highway was built 40
years ago and is the only vehicle
access between Panama City and
the western provinces of the Re-
Principal road users are commu-
ters between the capital and the
interior provinces, truckers trans-
porting materials and equipment,
and vacationers headed for the
beaches and other recreational at-
tractions in the interior. The pro-
ject will improve highway safety
and reduce transit delays.

Retirement Party

Planned for Ciceros
A retirement-farewell party will
be held January 20 at the Elks
Lodge 1414 in Balboa for Joe .and
Helen Cicero.
The party will begin at 7 p.m.
and a buffet dinner is scheduled to
be served at 8 p.m. followed by
music for dancing from 9 p.m. to
1 a.m. Dress will be casual.
Tickets are available from the
following: "Red" Coleman 83-2298;
Wally Trout 56-6128; Burt Mead
52-3501; Margaret Janssen 52-3334;
and Elmer Hruska 52-3531.

Sewing Class
A class designed to teach fab-
ric control, pattern alteration, and
basic as well as professional tech-
niques for home sewing will begin
Monday, January 15, at the Cris-
tobal Armed Services YMCA. The
six session course will meet Monday
and Wednesday from 9:30 to 11
Mrs. Sharon Howerton will teach
the class. Enrollment is limited and
registrations are now being accepted
at the lobby desk of the Cristobal
YMCA. The cost of the course is
$15 and materials are not furnished.
For further information, call 43-
2163 or 43-2164.

Reading Association

To Hold Breakfast
The International Reading Asso-
ciation will host a breakfast at the
Washington Hotel in Colon at 9
a.m., January 20.
The guest speaker, Mrs. Shirley
McKibbin, will speak on "Exciting
News in Kindergarten." Members
and guests are urged to make reser-
vations by January 15. Phone 43-
3138 or 43-2823 to make reserva-

Coin Club To Meet
The Crossroads Coin Club will
meet at 7 p.m., January 17, at the
Curundu V.F.W. clubroom.
Membership is open to civilian
and military members and their

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Page 4 THE PANAMA CANAL SPILLWAY January 12, 1973

Santa didn't leave all those low numbered 1973 Canal Zone license plates
under the tree for Mrs. Carol Bright. She is just admiring them before they
are issued to Canal Zone officials. All Canal Zone vehicle license plates
up to the number 25 are for official use. All civilians desiring low license
plate numbers may join the drawing to be held January 19 in the Ancon
office. Mrs. Bright is one of the attractive employees of the License Section.

(Continued from p. 1)
All serviceman, regardless of
which option they choose, must
appear in person at either the Civil
Affairs Building, which also houses
the Drive Inn and Canal Zone Li-
brary, or the Panama Canal Service
Center located at Margarita. They
must bring with them evidence of
prior vehicle registration and a cer-
tificate of eligibility on a special
form that is available through their
military component.
Servicemen who elect to operate
their vehicles with the license from
their state of legal domicile should
be aware that such plate entitles
them to drive in the Canal Zone,
but is not valid for driving in the
Republic of Panama.

ROTC Battalion Review
To Be Held January 18
A review of the Second Junior
ROTC Battalion will be held at 7
p.m., January 18, in Tiger Stadium,
Coco Solo. Commander of Galeta
Island, U.S. Naval Security Group,
Commander C. E. Burns, will be the
reviewing officer.
Two awards will be given, one
for the Outstanding M-I (first year)
Cadet and one for the Outstanding
M-II (second year) Cadet for the
second grading period of the school
year that ended December 22.
The general public is welcome.

Recreation Association

Installs New Officers
The Margarita Recreation Asso-
ciation held its Annual Installation
of Officers dinner on the evening
of January 5.
Victor May was installed pres-
ident, Ronald Angermuller vice
president, Thomas Cove treasurer
and Andrew Barna secretary. All
were elected unanimously.
The association awarded the fol-
lowing prizes for Christmas decora-
1st place, John Meeker.
2d place, Dean Flora.
1st place, John O'Daniel.
2d place. Sylvan Welty.
1st place, Martin Annen and
Earl Wilson.
2d place, Clark Salta.
1st place, James Hagan.
2d place, William Garner.
1st place, Jim Scott.

39 BHS Students

Complete Studies
Thirty-nine Balboa High School
students completed their high school
studies December 22, and received
their diplomas earlier this month in
the Balboa High School Audito-
Most of these students will attend
Canal Zone College the second se-
mester. The students are:
Maribel Aquin C.
Diana Azrak
Edith Read Barkowitz
Florence Jean Coleman
Beth Boynton Darden
Susan Marie DeCostanza
Lisa Johanna Eustace
Margaret Adele Garcia
Dixa M. Goodman
Ann Shelley Headrick
Estrellita Marie Heres C.
Barbara K. Homann
Marsha Ann Kennedy
Anthony Patrick Lim
Cristina Melkndez Coronado
Jeannette Marie Mitchell
Deborah Jean Mokray
Elizabeth Ann Ochoa
Cristina Pdrez L6pez H.
Mary A. O'Donnell
Arletty Cecilia Pinel
Heidi Ann Piper
Joanne Carol Richards
Eric David Risberg
Austria Lubbett Rodriguez
Mayra Esther Roman
Xiomara Alexia Ruiz
Robert M. Sayre, Jr.
Tina Ann Schroeter
Glenda Scanlon Smith
Kenneth Scott Hill
Kerry Ann Smith
Michael Charles Tatman
Samuel Louis Thompson
Sandra Lee Tompkins
Sharon Lynne Van Evera
Marlene del Carmen Vogel
Sheryl Marie Week
Paola Roberta Zerbinati

Civic Council Officers
Mrs. Betty Barr was recently
elected president of the Gatun Civic
Other new officers are: Mrs.
Glenda Ransom, first vice president;
John Bales, second vice president;
Mrs. Peggy Huff, secretary; and
Mrs. Jeri Steele, treasurer.

Inventory Closing
Sections I, Balboa, and X Cris-
tobal will be closed for inventory
all day Tuesday, January 16, and
again for recount on Thursday,
February 1.

M. Thatcher
(Continued from p. 1)
which has become one of the out-
standing institutions of its kind in
the world.
Governor Thatcher was honored
byv the Government of Panama
which bestowed upon him the
medal and plaque of the Order of
Vasco N6iiez de Balboa. Venezuela
and Ecuador also honored him for
his services to tropical America.
In memory of Governor Thatcher,
Gov. David S. Parker has issued the
following Proclamation which reads
as follows:
WHEREAS the Honorable Maurice
H. Thatcher, last surviving member
of the Isthmian Canal Commission,
dedicated his long and distinguished
career to the service of mankind, and
WHEREAS his work was of par-
ticular benefit to the Canal Zone
community and to the peoples of
Panama and the United States who
have been associated with the Canal
enterprise, and
WHEREAS funeral services for Mr.
Thatcher are being held on Tues-
day, January 9, 1973:
PARKER, Governor of the Canal
Zone, call upon the Canal Zone
community to reflect upon the exem-
plary life of this great man and to
honor his memory on this day.
hereunto set my hand and caused the
Seal of the Canal Zone to be affixed
at Balboa Heights this eighth day
of January in the year nineteen
hundred and seventy-three.


Amateur Radio Club

Plans Annual Outing

At Gamboa Gun Club
The Chagres River Amateur Radio
Club will hold its annual Outfit and
Hamfest, January 20, at the Gam-
boa Gun Club, starting at 10:30 a.m.
Admission will be $1 per adult
and accompanied children will be
admitted free. The admission price
will include refreshments, a chance
on the door-prize and participation
in the drawing for a silver dollar
every half-hour.
Events will include an 11 a.m.
auction of radio parts and articles
from the flea-market, followed by a
demonstration of radio-controlled
model airplane flying. The final
event, about 2 p.m. will be the
drawing for the door-prize and a
raffle for a supplementary prize.
Concurrent with these events will
be a demonstration of emergency
radio operating, and exhibits of new
and old radio equipment.
All amateur radio operators and
persons interested in radio commu-
nications are invited.

Supply Div. Employees
Help Victims of Fire
Supply Division employees re-
cently dug deeply into their pockets,
well worn from holiday spending,
to help three of their coworkers
whose homes were damaged during
the fire that raged through Chorri-
llo late Christmas eve and early
Christmas day.
Quietly, but without hesitation,
employees of the division took up
a collection to help the three fellow
workers who were victims of the
At last count, more than $830 had
been collected to be divided among
the three Supply Division employ-
ees who suffered losses in the fire.

New Southern Command Chief
(Continued from p. 1)

sively more important command and
staff assignments in Europe, the Far
East and the United States. Before
assuming duties as USARPAC Com-
mander in October 1970, he had
served as Deputy Commander of
the U.S. Military Assistance Com-
mand in Vietnam from May 1969.
General Rosson began his mili-
tary career in 1940 after graduating
from the University of Oregon as a
bachelor of science in business ad-
ministration and membership in the
national honor society, Phi Beta

Atlantic Side Swim

Trials To Be Held
The Atlantic side trials for the
Presidential Classic will be held at
9 a.m., January 27, at Margarita
Pool. This meet, sponsored by the
Division of Schools, is open to all
students attending Canal Zone
schools. Contestants must equal or
better established "cut" times for
events they wish to enter.
The meet is comprised of events
for ages 8 and under through ages
15-17. Swimmers may enter three
events in their respective age group.
Ribbons will be awarded the first
four places and qualifying swim-
mers will be eligible to enter the
Presidential Classic scheduled for
9 a.m., February 10, at Coco Solo.

Penwomen Plan

Outdoor Show

The National League of Amer-
ican Penwomen, Canal Zone and
Panama Branch, is sponsoring its
Annual Outdoor Art Show and in-
vites all artists of the Canal Zone
and Panama to participate.
This event will be held from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m., February 3, at Stevens
Circle, Balboa. The work on dis-
play must be the work of the artist,
excluding commercial vendors and
enterprises. Each artist will be re-
sponsible for setting up his table
and for the arrangement of his dis-
An entry fee of $3 will be charged
at the time of registration to non-
members. The public is invited to
view and buy from a variety of se-
lections which include all medias of
art and handicrafts.

General Rosson's decorations in-
clude the Distinguished Service
Cross, four Distinguished Service
Medals, two Legions of Merit, three
Bronze Star Medals, 10 Air Medals,
the Joint Service Commendation
Medal, the Purple Heart, Presiden-
tial Distinguished Unit Citation,
Meritorious Unit Citation, and
numerous foreign awards. He holds
the Combat Infantry and Master
Parachutist Badges.

Retirement Party Planned
For 2 Police Officers
A retirement party will be held
January 20 at the Fort Amador Offi-
cers' Club honoring Sgt. Walter H.
Alves, Jr., sergeant-in-charge of the
Canal Zone Police Traffic Section,
Balboa District, and Daniel Harned,
traffic officer, Balboa District.
The party will begin at 7 p.m.
and will include a dinner and dance
music. Tickets are available at the
Traffic Section of the Balboa Police
Station or by contacting Sgt. Virgil
Voyles, 52-3551 or 52-2664, or Offi-
cer Gene Burch, 52-3551 or 52-

Cristobal "Y" Offers

SCUBA Diving Course
The Cristobal Armed Services
YMCA is again offering a National
YMCA Skin and SCUBA Diving
Certification Course. This course is
to be held in the Fort Davis Pool
each Wednesday and Thursday
from 7 to 9:30 p.m., beginning Jan-
uary 17.
Registrations are now being ac-
cepted at the lobby desk of the Cris-
tobal YMCA.
This course will emphasize the
fundamentals and safety aspects of
diving. Under the direction of Ed
Carwithen, this course will prepare
the individual for certification as a
nationally registered YMCA SCUBA
Course fees include provision of
SCUBA equipment, trip to open
water at course termination, cost of
certification and materials, and a
course duration of 25 hours.
Enrollment is limited. The stu-
dent must be at least 15 years of
age to register. For additional in-
formation, call the Cristobal YMCA
at 43-2163 or 43-2164.


In-Service Employee Transfer-Vacancy Bulletin

Automobile Equipment Serviceman MG-5
(Driver's License required) ---------------- -- $1.81
Automobile Mechanic (Body and Fender) MG-9
(Driver's License required) --------------- ---- $3.32
Budget Analyst, NM-5/11_--------------$7,051.20/$12,667.20
Budget and Accounting Assistant, NM-7 -------- $8,673.60
Clerk-Typist, NM-2 ------------- ----- --- $3,411.20
Clinical Nurse, NM-7--------- --- ------- $8,944.00
Clinic Clerk/Receptionist, NM-3/4----- $4,492.80/$6,344.00
Dental Assistant, NM-3/4 __-------- $4,492.80/$6,344.00
Gardener, MG-5 ------------------------------$1.81
Guard, NM-3 ----- ---- .-------------------$4,492.80
Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic MG-10 (Driver's
License required) ----- ---------$4.38
Helper Tire Rebuilder, MG-5 (Driver's License required)- .-----$1.81
Janitor MG-1* --------------------------------- $1.60
Janitor, MG-20 -------------------- $1.64
Laborer (Heavy-Pest Control) MG-4------ ----$1.75
Machinist (Maintenance), MG-10-------------- --- $4.38
Marine Traffic Controller Assistant, NM-5 --------- $7,051.20
Motor Vehicle Operator, MG-5 (Driver's License required)--- $1.81
Motor Vehicle Operator, MG-6 (Driver's License required) ---- $1.85
Safety Officer, NM-11----------------$12,667.20
Shorthand Reporter, NM-6/7---------- $7,841.60/$8,673.60

Clerk-Stenographer, NM-4 (NTE 6-9-73)--___

Bureau Lo- Va-
or ca- can-
Division tion cies

Motor Trans. A
Motor Trans. P
Comptroller P
Motor Trans. P
Police P
Coco Solo Hos. A
Coco Solo Hos. A
Gorgas Hos. P
Com. Serv. A
Terminals A
Motor Trans. A
Motor Trans. A
Com. Serv. P
Gorgas Hos. P
Sanitation P
Industrial A
Navigation A-P
Motor Trans. P
Motor Trans. A
E&C Dir. Of. P
Navigation P

.--.$6,344.00 Police

Application must be submitted on Form 443, APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER. A separate appli-
cation must be submitted for each job listed. When applying for more than one position, indi-
cate 1st choice, 2d choice, etc. New listings are shown in boldface type. The base rates shown
will be increased for U.S. citizens by the appropriate differential plus a tax factor where appli-
cable. 1 Indicates a written test requirement. Signifies a security position to be filled only by
a U.S. citizen. Further information may be obtained from the Employment and Placement Branch,
telephones 52-7996, 52-7501, or 3-1288. Employing officials should not be contacted directly.
Subject to reclassification to Worker Trainee MG-1/NM-1. Employees presently in the
Worker Trainee Program may apply for reassignment within the program.


January 12, 1973

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Mais de 58 Aiios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Vol. XI, No. 30

El Sr. Thatcher Sirvio

Eminentemente al Canal

El Honorable Maurice H. Thatch-
er, siltimo sobreviviente de la Comi-
si6n del Canal Istmico y uno de los
mas prominentes personajes de la
era de la construcci6n del Canal,
muri6 el 6 de enero a los 102 anios.
Vivi6 durante mis de la mitad del
tiempo que Estados Unidos tiene de
ser republica independiente, pero
tuvo su mente clara hasta el 'iltimo
Nacido en Chicago y criado en
Kentucky, el Gobernador Thatcher
dedic6 80 aios de su vida al servi-
cio de su pais en la abogacia y en
la political. Sus relaciones con el
Canal comenzaron en 1910 cuando
fue nombrado en la Comisi6n del
Canal Istmico. Inmediatamente se
interest enormemente en el Canal
v ese interns continue hasta su
muerte. Durante su larga asociaci6n
con la via interoceAnica, es proba-
ble que el haya sido la persona que
ha acumuilado mas studios, libros

y memories sobre la construcci6n y
operaci6n del Canal. Se cree que
ha estado directamente relacionado
con la empresa del Canal por mu-
cho mas tiempo que cualquiera otra
El Gobernador Thatcher sirvi6
como miembro del Congreso de Es-
tados Unidos por el Distrito de
Louisville, Kentucky, de 1923 a
1933 y como miembro del Comit6
de Apropiaciones de la CAmara,
prest6 importantes servicios a su
distrito, a su estado y a su patria,
'ademas de que consigui6 muchos
beneficios para el Canal de Pana-
ma y sus empleados, sustentando
varias leaves a su favor. Se interest
sobremanera por el bienestar de los
empleados y prepare varias medi-
das que los benefician. En afios re-
cientes, alent6 acciones del Con-
greso que proporcionaron pago por
jubilaci6n a los empleados no esta-
(Continza en la pdgina 4)

Reanudaran Construcci6n

De la Carretera Thatcher

La Cia. Foster Construction, S.A.,
ha programado iniciar a principios
de enero pr6ximo la fase final de
ensanche y renovaci6n de aproxi-
madamente 3 mills de la Carre-
tera Thatcher.
Los trabajos consistent en el re-
vestimiento de concrete asfaltico a
lo largo de toda la carretera en re-
construcci6n. Debido a la magni-
tud de la obra, seri necesario redu-
cir el transito por dicha carretera
a una sola via, mientras avancen los
trabajos. Se espera haber terminado
la obra en junio de 1973.
El contrato, por la suma de
$750.000, fue adjudicado a la firna
Foster Construction en abril de
1972. El prop6sito de la obra es am-
pliar la capacidad de trAnsito de la
Carretera Thatcher mAs alli del
volume actual de 8.000 vehiculos
por dia, capacidad para la cual no
fue disefiada esa via.
Una vez concluidos los trabajos,
la carretera tendrai dos carries vN
uno adicional en las subidas de ma-
nera que el traifico de vehiculos

lentos no afecte el paso de los
vehiculos mis veloces.
Los trabajos se iniciaron en abril
cuando el Gobernador David S.
Parker dio la primera palada sim-
b6lica. La primer etapa se con-
cluv6 hace algunas semanas, dis-
poniendo entonces el contratista
esperar el inicio del verano para
comenzar el revestimiento con con-
creto asfaltico.
La Carretera Thatcher fue cons-
truida hace 40 afios, v es la 6nica via
de acceso terrestre entire la ciudad
de PanamA y el interior.
Los principles usuarios de la ca-
rretera son viajeros entire la ciudad
capital y las provincias del interior,
conductores de camiones que trans-
portan products agropectiarios v
equipo divers, \ personas que se
dirigen en vacaciones o los fines de
semana a las piayas v otros cen-
tros de distraccion en el interior.
El proyecto mejorarai la seguridad
en ese tramo carretero v eliminara
inconveniencias, facilitando el trAn-
sito por dicha via.

El Coronel Charles R. Clark (al fondo, al centro, con
chaqueta blanca), Director de Transporte v Terminales
del Canal de PanamA, se reuni6 recientemente con los
preprsentantes de las compafiia petroleras y navieras
que tienen interests en el petr6leo, para discutir la ma-
nera dc resolver los problems comunes a ellos y a la
empresa del Canal. Entre los funcionarios del Canal

El Capitin Donald Franz, Jefe de la Divisi6n de Nave-
gaci6n hizo uso de la palabra en el program especial
en honor al equipo de pasabarcos de Gatin que por
3 meses seguidos ha ganado el premio de "Equipo del
Mes", elogiando a sus integrantes y alentando a todos
los pasabarcos a continuar mejorando en sus labores.
Sentados se aprecian, de izquierda a derecha, al Capi-

Comienza el 15

Expedicion de

Placas del 73
Las places de circulaci6n de
vehiculos en la Zona del Canal para
el afio de 1973 estaran a la venta a
partir del 15 de enero pr6ximo en
las oficinas de la Secci6n de Licen-
cias de Anc6n y Margarita. Las pla-
cas de 1972 se podrin continuar
usando hasta el 28 de febrero de
Los precious de inscripci6n para
los civiles residents en la Zona del
Canal, incluyendo a los empleados
en las Fuerzas Armadas, son de $15
(Contintia en la pdgina 4)

clue estuvieron presents, estaban Norman E. Demers,
Subdirector de Transporte v Terminales (a la dcrechl a
(del Coronel Clark), y a la izquierda del Coronel Clark,
en su orden, Frederick J. Wainio, Jefe de la Divisi6n
de Terminales; Philip L. Steers, Jr., Contralor del
Canal de PanamA, y Fred L. Denton, Ayudante del
Contralor, a cargo de Presupuesto y Tarifas.

tan C. W. Lewis, CapitAn del Puerto de Crist6bal; John
Strattman, Ayudante Administrativo en Programas Es-
peciales; Ralph Harris, primer Capataz-Radas, quien
ide6 y reglament6 el program; George Booth, Funcio-
nario de Seguridad en el Distrito Norte; y David Taylor,
Contramaestre a cargo de Programas de Seguridad y

Program Para Pasabarcos

Constituye un Gran Exito

Un program de profundas pro-
yecciones, que ha despertado el en-
tusiasmo e interns de los trabajado-
res, ha sido puesto en prictica entire
el personal de pasabarcos de Gatbin,
por la Divisi6n de Navegaci6n del
sector Atlintico.
Creado para estimular "el interest
competitive hacia la prevenci6n de
accidentss, el program ha sido
elogiado por el CapitAn Robert J.
Norman, Director de Marina, "por
prestar atenci6n no solo a la segu-
ridad, sino a otras condiciones que
son reflejo del sentido de unidad
que existed en los grupos".
"Equipo del Mes"
El program, mediante el cual los
pasabarcos se dividend en various
equipos que compiten por el honor
de ser el "Equipo del Mes", fue
ideado por Ralph D. Harris, cuando
se hallaba encargado de la Secci6n
de Pasabarcos de la Capitania del
Puerto de Crist6bal.
Los 272 pasabarcos de tiempo
complete, junto a los 33 pasabarcos
de tiempo parcial, han sido dividi-
dos en 28 grupos encabezados por
igual noumero de capataces que
constituyen los "capitanes" de cada
El equipo que acumule menos
puntos de "dem6rito", o sea que su-
fra menos bajas en sus intcgrantes,
causadas por descuidos que produz-
can ausencias o incapacidad, se
nombra "Equipo del Mes", colo-
cAndose el n6mero del ecquipo en
un Cuadro de Honor en lugar pi-
blico visible con una Estrella Sim-
hblica de Oro.
Un reglamento quel determine el
sistema de ppuntuacion para selec-
cionar al (equipo ganador en cada
mes \ que actualmcente rige cl pro-
granma fue concebido por Harris.
Las Provyecciones
John E. Stratmann, lFuncionario
Administrative en Programas de

Personal de la Direcci6n de Mari-
na, informa que el entusiasmo e in-
ter6s con que los pasabarcos han
acogido el program dan pie para
hacer predicciones optimistas.
Dice Stratmann, quien manifiesta
su interns por el program alentn:n-
dolo, que la satisfacci6n de ser
miembro del "Equipo del Mes" ha
creado incentive a muchos trabaja-
Advierte sobre la posibilidad de
que en el future se ofrezcan otros
(Continsia en la pdgina 3)

Explican Fallas

De Electricidad
Muchos de los residents esta-
ran intrigados por las fallas de elec-
tricidad habidas ultimamente.
El sistema el6ctrico de la Com-
pasiia del Canal esta integrado por
varias fuentes, hidroel6ctricas v ter-
males, incluso una interconexion
con el sistema de Panamai. En cir-
cunstancias normales, la fall de
varias unidades generadoras puede
tener lugar y no causar falls en la
Fallas extraordinarias en el equi-
po de nuestras generadoras t6rmi-
cas han causado la p6rdida de un
50 por ciento de nuestra capacidad.
En estas condiciones, la Conpafiia
(del Canal slo tiene una capacidad
de 86i megavatios, mientras que la
demand mnaxima es de mais (de 100.
La situation podria ser poor, pero
cl sistema elictrico de Panama ha
podido suministrar consideralble's
cantidadcs (d energia al Canal d(
PanamnA. Sin embargo, so esta ter-
ininando raipidanmente una unidad(
de turlbinas en Mount I lope y podirA
star en scr icio a mediados de fe-
brero. M\ientras tanto, se oti-
lizando t od las fuentes dc emer-
gencia de generaci6n el('ctrica \ sc
(Continia en la pIitgina 4)

Viernes 12 de Enero de 1973

0 L



Enero 12, 1973

Gente en la Noticia iS

Preston W. McBarnette, Supervisor
de la Planta del Frigorifico de Coro-
zal, con mas de 36 afios de servicios
a la Compaiiia del Canal, es uno de
esos antiguos empleados que vivie-
ron como propios los rigores de la
II Guerra Mundial. "Eran tiempos
en que nunca se sabia la horn de re-
greso a casa" dice McBarnette al re-
cordar esos duros tiempos, en los
que "por afiadidura, habia que ven-
cer una gran competencia, para po-
derse mantener en el trabajo". Mc-
Barnette describe su travectoria en
la Compafiia del Canal como de
"una gran suerte", pues ha logrado
escalar considerablemente de la mo-
desta posici6n de "mandadero" con
que se inici6 en la Compafifa del
Canal hasta su actual cargo de su-
pervisor. "Eran tiempos dificiles en
que ganaba $22.50 al mes", afiade.
Recuerda McBarnette con satisfac-
ci6n la oportunidad en que fue Ila-
mado a servir como Asistente del
Gerente del Comisariato que fun-
cionaba en La Boca, ocasi6n que 61
estima fue el punto de partida para
sus futures ascensos. Aunque estu-
vo como Asistente del Gerente por
poco tiempo, pues fue llamado en-
seguida por la Divisi6n de Abastos,
a la cual pertenece el Frigorifico de
Corozal, los ascensos importantes
comenzaron desde entonces. McBar-
nette hizo su escuela primaria y su
primer ciclo en la Zona del Canal,
y posteriormente cumpli6 studios
de comercio por correspondencia
con la Universidad de La Salle en
los Estados Unidos. Casado con la
Sra. Felicia Clear Johnson de Mc-
Barnette, Preston es padre de tres
hijos: Ricardo Cecilio, que trabaja
como Inspector en la Contraloria
del Canal y Evelia Esther, que la-
bora como esten6grafa en el Ej6r-



Hay Este Mes
Con competencias de f6tbol, pis-
ta y campo, beisbol y softbol, con-
cluiri el present mes de enero el
Program Deportivo elaborado por
el Supervisor de Educaci6n Fisica
y Deportes de las Escuelas Latino-
americanas de la Zona del Canal,
Profesor Oscar Suman Carrillo.
El pasado sabado 6 de enero tuvo
lugar un torneo relAmpago de fit-
bol con la participaci6n de oncenos
representatives de las escuelas pri-
marias de Paraiso, Santa Cruz y
Rainbow City.
Mafiana 13 de enero sera dia li-
bre, pero el siguiente sabado 20 de
enero se ha programado un Dia de
Competencias de Pista y Canmpo en
Rainbow City.
El tel6n del program deportivo
cerrarA el 27 de enero, cuando ten-
dran lugar series de beisbol y soft-
bol. Los juegos de beisbol se efec-
tuarAn en Pedro Miguel y los de
softbol, estos de la categoria feme-
nina, en Paraiso.
El present aiio lectivo se han
efectuado competencias de tenis,
volleybol, nataci6n y baloncesto,
tanto masculine como femenino,
dentro del program deportivo que
ha tenido una gran acogida cntre
padres de familiar y pAblico en

Desde el 13 hasta el 19 de Enero de 1973

Aire Acondicionado
Sibado-Fort Dobbs (T-90 mins.) (G) y Moon
Zero Two (T-100 mins.) (G)
Domingo-The Black Belly Of The Tarantula
Lunes-The Boys In The Band (SIT.) (R)
Martes-They Came To Rob Las Vegas (R) y
The Illustrated Man (R)
Mi6rcoles y Jueves-From Russia With Love
Viernes, 10:00 p.m.-The Fearless Vampire
Killers (T-101 mins.) (PG)
Sibado-Willy Wonka And The Chocolate
Factory (T-110 mins.) (G) y Fluffy

(T-105 mins.) (SIT.) (G)
Domingo-Slaughterhouse Five (R)
Lunes-Cancel My Reservation (G)
Miircoles-Bells Of Death (PG)
Jueves-A Covenant With Death (PG) y Once
You Kiss A Stranger (PG)
GUIA DE PELICULAS: (G) Audiencia general.
Se permitir6 la entrada de personas de
todas las edades. (PG) Se sugiere la Gufa
de los Padres, pues parte de la pelfcula
no ser apta para ninos. (R) Restringida.
Los j6venes de menos de 17 anos no serin
admitidos, a no ser que Ileguen acompa-
iados de uno de los padres o por su guar-
dian legal. (X) No se admitirn menores de
17 anios. (SIT) Pelicula con titulos en

" En colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.

cito. AdemAs de sus promociones, productive negocio. Actualmente re-
McBarnette ha recibido en dos oca- side en Carrasquilla, en donde po-
siones certificados por servicio so- see casa propia. Una vez se jubile
bresaliente. Hijo del conocido co- desea viajar por todos los Estados
merciante de bienes raices Wilfred Unidos y Europa y, quizAs, luchar
McBarnette, Preston espera alguna por convertirse en un pr6spero
oportunidad para dedicarse a ese agent de bienes raices.

En Circulacion Numero de

La Gaceta de Rainbow City

El tercer ninmero de La Gaceta
de Rainbow City ha salido a la luz
pAblica en edici6n de Navidad, con
un lamativo v artistic dibujo de la
Virgen Maria y el Nifio Jestis en
primera plana, y el saludj de Pas-
cuas y Afio Nuevo presentado por
el personal de redacci6n de ese me-
dio informative a todos sus lecto-
La Gaceta de Rainbow City es
editada por personal debidamente
entrenado de la escuela secundaria
de esa comunidad del sector Atlan-
tico. Impreso en offset, el peri6dico
tiene secciones en ingl6s y espailol
con amplia informaci6n sobre las
actividades realizadas y las pr6xi-
mas a llevarse a cabo, asi como di-
verso material literario.
En contraportada el original me-
dio informative de los estudiantes
de la Escuela Secundaria de Rain-
bow City present la imagen del
traditional Santa Claus, con el sa-
ludo de salutaci6n de Navidad v
Anio Nuevo en ingl6s.
Ademas de las informaciones so-
bre actividades tales como la Sema-
na de Orientaci6n, la participaci6n
de alumnos graduandos en el Pro-
grama de Experiencia en el Traba-
jo con la Compania del Canal, el
agasajo que los alumnos de corner-
cio ofrecieron a sus profesorcs en

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Gobernador Vicegobernador Director
de la Zona del Canal de Informacidn
El SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA es una publicaci6n official del Canal de
Panama, en Balboa Heights, Z. del C. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya fuere
verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6nica o noticia aqui aparecida, sin necesidad
de solicitud expresa. El material que se desee publicar en el SPILLWAY
deberA estar en la Oficina de Prensa del Canal de PanamA a mAs tardar el
lunes a las 4 p.m. de la semana de publicaci6n. Solamente el material urgente
puede ser recibido y procesado para ser usado la misma semana a mAs tardar
el martes al mediodia. Distribuci6n gratis a todos los empleados del Canal
de Panama. Valor de la subscripci6n para otros $2.60 al afio. Por Correo
Aereo $10 al aino. Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos a The Panama
Canal Company y dirigidos a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions, Box M, Balboa
Heights, C.Z.

el Dia del Maestro y otras informa-
ciones, la Gaceta ofrece canciones
populares de Navidad y otra clase
de material alusivo a las festivida-
des de fin de afio.
Como en sus ediciones anterio-
res, el pedi6dico de la Escuela Se-
cundaria de Rainbow City contiene
variado material grafico.


Enero 15-Fiesta del Cristo de Es-
quipulas de Ant6n, comunidad lo-
calizada aproximadamente a 80
mills al occidente de la ciudad
de Panama. Miles de fieles cat6-
licos viajan de toda la RepAblica
para participar en la traditional
procesi6n, que sale a primer hora
de la noche del temple de Ant6n
y recorre las calls de la ciudad,
para entrar de regreso aproxima-
damente a la medianoche.
Enero 18-20-Feria de San Sebas-
tiAn de Oc6, en la ciudad del mis-
mo nombre, localizada aproxima-
damente a 160 mills al suroeste
de la ciudad de Panama, en la Pe-
ninsula de Azuero. La Feria de
San Sebastian constitute uno de
los espectaculos mis completes y
representative del folklore pana-
Enero 21-Aniversario del traslado v
reedificaci6n de la nueva ciudad
de Panama, ocurrido en 1673, y
declarado por el Consejo Munici-
pal capitalino un Dia Fausto. La
nueva ciudad de PanamA fue eri-
gida desde el Area de las B6vedas
hacia el Cerro Anc6n, siendo do-
tada de murallas para defenderla
de cualquier nuevo intent pirata
de saquearla. La fundaci6n de la
ciudad de Panama se conmemora
el 15 de agosto, en referencia a la
antigua capital de Castilla de Oro,
destruida v saqueada por el pira-
ta Enrique Morgan en 1671.

10:30-De Mujer A Mujer
11:15-La Cocina Oster
12:00-El Show de Shirley
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Polla Musical y
6:00-El Detective Smith
6:30-Teveddis Informa
7:30-Dos Contra el Mundo
8:30-La Recogida
9:30-El Sexto Sentido
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
9:30-La Santa Misa
10:00-Todo per la Patria
12:00-Suerte y Alegria
12:30-La Pandilla de Chicago
1:00-El Nuevo Show de
Dick Van Dyke
2:00-La Pareja Dispareja
2:30-Johnny Mignight
3:00-Los Invencibles
4:30-El Gato
8:30-Super Estreno
11:00--Patrulla Secreta
10:30-El Santo
12:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show do la Una
2:00-Un Paso al Mis Alia
2:30-El Amo
3:30-la Virgen de Fatima
4:30-Colorin Colorado (vivo)

5:00-Ultra Siete 6:30-Tevedis Informa
5:30-Primus 7:30-Nichols
6:00-Aventuras de Capulinao 8:30-Los Hermanos Coraje"
6:30-Tevedis Informa 9:30-Sombras Tenebrosas
7:30-El Show de Pille Collado 10:30-Ultimas Noticias
8:00-Los Protectores 11:00-Outsider
8:30-Los Hermanos Coraje*
9:30-Sombras Tenebrosas JUEVES

10:30-Ultimas Noticias
10:30-El Santo
12:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Un Paso al Mis Alii
2:30-El Amo
3:30-La Virgen de Fitima
4:30-Colorin Colorado (vivo)
5:00-Jackson 5
5:30-La Tribu Brady
6:30-Tevedis Informa
7:30-O'Hara Agente Secreto
8:30-Los Hermanos Coraje*
9:30-Sombras Tenebrosas
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-Imperio del Oeste
10:30-El Santo
12:00-Suerte y Alegria
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Un Paso al MIs Alii
2:30-El Amo
3:30-La Virgen de Fatima
4:30-Colorin Colorado (vivo)
5:00-El Corila Maguilla
5:30-Mama y sus Increibles
6:00-Los Beverly de

10:30-El Santo
12:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Un Paso al Mas AliN
2:30-El Amo
3:30-La Virgen de Fatima
4:30-Colorin Colorado (vivo)
5:00-Ruff & Ready
5:30-La Pantera Rosa
6:30-Tevedis Informa
7:30-El Especial
8:30-Los Hermanos Coraje*
9:30-Somhras Tenebrosas
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-El Mundo de Jason King
10:30-El Santo
12:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Un Paso al Mis A116
2:30-El Amo
3:30-La Virgen de FAtima
4:30-Colorin Colorado (vivo)
5:00-Calvin y el Coronel
5:30-Tiroloco McGraw
6:00-La Pareja Sin Par*
6:30-Tevedis Informa
7:30-Galeria Nocturna
8:30-Los Hermanos Coraje"
9:30-Sombras Tenebrosas
10:30-Ultimas Noticias

A i. ,1- En colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.
SABADO 7:30-La Criada Bien Criada* 9:00-El Amor Tiene Cara de
10:00-Camino de la Verdad 8:00-Lucesita Mujer
10:30-Festival de Cartones 9:00-El Amor Tiene Cara de 10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
11:00-El y Ella Mujer 10:15-Cine Colosal
11:30-Los Osos Revoltosos 10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutes
12:00-Ultraman 10:15-Cine Colosal JUEVES
12:30-Archie y Sabrina 11:00-Nuestro Mundo
1:00-Informativeo del Mediodia MARTES 11:15-Los Osos Revoltosos
1:30-El Mundo Animal 11:00-Nuestro Mundo 11:45-Patruila de Caminos
2:00-Victor Martinez Blanco 11:15-Los Osos Revoltosos 12:15-Jueves Estelares
4:30-Tarzan 11:45-Patrulla de Caminos 1:00--Iformative del Mediodi
5:30-Jim West 12:15-Do-Re-Mi 1:30-Esmeralda
6:30-Telenoticias 1:00 Informativo del Mediodia 2:30-El Profesor Particular
7:30-Cannon 1:30-Esmeralda 3:00-El Siglo XXI
8:30-Emergencia 2:30-E Profesor Particular 4:00-Mister Ed
9:30-La Ley del Revilver 3:00-El Siglo XXI 4:30-Huckleberry Hound
10:30-H6roe Sin Nombre 4:00-Mister Ed 5:00-Pijaros de Acero

8:30-Festival de Cartones
9:15-Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
12:30-Y Ahora Silvia0
1:30-Domingo Deportive
5:30-Super Acci6n
8:00-El FBI en Accion
9:00-Hawaii Cinco Cero
10:00-Centro Midico
11:00-Los Intocables
11:00-Nuestro Mundo
11:15-Los Osos Revoltosos
11:45-Patrulla de Caminos
1:00-Informativo del Mediodia
2:30-El Profesor Particular
3:00-El Siglo XXI
4:00-Mister Ed
4:30-Huckleberry Hound
5:00-Pijaros de Acero
5:30-Investigador Submarino
6:00-Revilver a la Orden

4:30-Huckleberry Hound
5:00-Pajaros de Acero
5:30-lnvestigador Submarino
6:00-RevIlver a la Orden
7:30-El Tornillo
9:00-El Amor Tiene Cara de
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal

11:00-Nuestro Mundo
11:00-Los Osos Revoltosos
11:30-Patrulla de Caminos
12:00-Sorteo del Miercolito
12:15- Cmicos y Canciones
1:00-informativo del Mediodia
2:30-El Profesor Particular
3:00-El Siglo XXI
4:00-Mister Ed
4:30-Huckleberry Hound
5:00-Pajaros de Acero
5:30-Investigador Submarino
6:00-Revilver a la Orden


5:30-Investigador Submarino
6:00-Rev61lver a la Orden
7:30-El Tornillo
9:00-El Amor Tiene Cara de
10:00-Cuestidn de Minutes
10:15-Cine Colosal
11:00-Nuestro Mundo
11:15-Los Osos Revoltosos
11:45-Patrulla de Caminos
1:00-Informativo del Mediodia
2:30-El Profesor Particular
3:00-El Siglo XXI
4:00-Mister Ed
4:30-Huckleberry Hound
5:00-Pijaros de Acero
5:30-Investigador Submarino
6:00-Revilver a la Order
6:30- Telenoticias
9:00-El Amor Tiene Cara de
10:00-Cuestiin de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal

Pagina 2

Enero 12, 1973


Glenn Moolchan (derecha), ganador del torneo de simples de tenis orga-
nizado por la Oficina de Servicios Especiales, a cargo de Herbert Ray-
bourn, muy conocido en el Istmo por su brillante carrera deportiva, posa
orgulloso con el trofeo a que se hizo acreedor por su victoria. A la izquier-
da el estadounidense Fred Millet, representante en PanamA de la Cia.
Gillette, quien gan6 la categoria B, y dispute los mfiximos honors a Mool-
chan. Al centro, sonriente por el 6xito registrado en el torneo, Raybourn.

Ex Alumno Zoneita Sugiri6

Nombre del M6dulo Lunar

La Escuela Secundaria de Crist6-
bal tenia mAs que un pasajero inte-
res en la ultima misi6n lunar. Un ex
estudiante de dicha escuela, el Dr.
Tom A. Heppenheimer sugiri6 el
nombre de "Challenger" para el
m6dulo lunar de la Apolo 17.
Heppenheimer, que estuvo en la
Escuela Secundaria de Crist6bal en-
tre 1960 y 1964, es hijo de Henry
Heppenheimer y su esposa, ya fa-
llecidos, quienes residian en Coco
El Dr. Heppenheimer es vicepre-
sidente t6cnico de la Federaci6n
Americana de Avuda a la Ciencia y
la Tecnologia (FAACT). La agrupa-
ci6n, con sede en Ann Arbor, Mi-
chigan, desempefi6 un papel impor-
tante en la visit que hizo la tripu-
laci6n de la Apolo 15 a la Univer-
sidad de Michigan, despu6s de ter-
minar su exitosa misi6n en julio de
1971. Durante la visit, el Dr. Hep-
penheimer sugiri6 a los astronauts
David Scott, Al Worden y Jim
Irwin que usaran el nombre de
"Challenger" para una de las naves
de la misi6n Apolo 17.
El nombre fue sugerido en honor
al velero de investigaci6n britAnico
H.M.S. Challenger que naveg6 alre-
dedor de la tierra en 1872, dando
inicio a la ciencia de la Oceanogra-
fia. Heppenheimer dijo que "el
nombre simbolizaria la uni6n entree
la ciencia y la exploraci6n, repre-
sentada por Apolo".
El Dr. Heppenheimer recibi6 su
doctorado en filosofia y en ingenie-
ria aeroespacial en la Universidad
de Michigan en mayo de 1972. Ac-
tualmente trabaja como planificador
de misiones espaciales interplaneta-
rias con la Cia. Science Applications,
Inc., firma famosa por sus contribu-
ciones a la investigaci6n espacial.
En la Universidad de Michigan
Heppenheimer recibi6 la Distinci6n
por Servicios Meritorios, que se
otorga todos los afios al estudiante
graduando de ingenieria aeroespa-
cial mAs sobresaliente.
FAACT es un organismo national
de studios que propugna por la es-
tabilidad international, la pureza del
ambiente y el progress social me-
diante la aplicaci6n de los adelan-
tos cientificos y tecnol6gicos.
Como vicepresidente tecnico de
FAACT, Heppenheimer fue factor
decisive en la ayuda ofrecida por
ese organismo al program espacial
de la NASA. Atendiendo solicitud
de William Magruder, asesor espe-

cial del Presidente Nixon, Heppen-
heimer y el president de FAACT,
David Frodin, realizaron una revi-
si6n del program, antes de ser
aprobado por la Casa Blanca.
Heppenheimer propuso reciente-
mente un disefio de una nave tripu-
lada 6itil para explorer los sat6lites
de Saturno. Actualmente estudia los
posibles m6todos, y los objetivos,
para los primeros vuelos intereste-
Su padre fue president del Con-
sejo Civico de Coco Solo-France
Field en 1964. En agosto de ese afio
sus padres y su iunico otro hijo, Alex,
hermano mellizo de Tom, murieron
en un accident de trAnsito en los
Estados Unidos.

Glenn Moolchan

Gan6 Torneo de

Simple de Tenis
El panamefio Glenn Moolchan,
resident en Rainbow City, gan6 el
Torneo de Simples del Canal de
Panama celebrado recientemente en
las canchas de Tenis de Balboa, al
derrotar en la series final a Fred
Millet por 6-0 y 6-2.
Moolchan, quien estudia en la
Universidad del Sur de Texas, logr6
llegar a disputar los honors maxi-
mos en el breve torneo, al derrotar
en las semifinals a Sandy Benites,
por anotaci6n final de 6-1 y 6-3.
Por su parte Millet lleg6 a la fi-
nal luego de derrotar a Willie
Walker en un interesante juego, por
6-4 y 6-3, debiendo hacer el mAximo
esfuerzo para veneer a George
En los finales de la clase B, Cleve
Oliver logr6 adjudicarse los maxi-
mos honors al derrotar a Willie
Walker en tres "sets" por 6-4, 3-6 y
6-3. Previamente Oliver debi6 su-
perar a Paul Richards por 6-1 y 7-5.
A su vez Walker lograba ir a los fi-
nales, al derrotar en dos movidos
"sets" a Bob Simpkins por anotacio-
nes de 6-4 y 6-4.
El torneo fue organizado por la
Oficina de Servicios Especiales del
Canal de PanamA, a cargo de Her-
bert Raybourn.
La mayoria de los juegos, en es-
pecial los disputados en la catego-
ria B, se desarrollaron en medio de
interesantes alternatives, lo que dio
colorido y emoci6n al torneo efec-
tuado en Balboa.

Equipo "Estrella"

De los Pasabarcos
Clifford V. McPherson
E. C. Thompson
Juan B. Perez
Frank Morris
Eduard C. Marson
Joseph A. Fearon
R. D. Sanguill6n
Alphonso D. King
Gilberto Herrera
Felix Ruiz
Jaime E. White
Carlos A. Reina

La Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso obtuvo los miximos
honors en las dos categories de la Liga Intercolegial
de Baloncesto de la Zona del Canal, bajo la direcci6n
del Profesor Jose D. Ampudia. El equipo menor, various
de cuyos integrantes aparecen en la foto superior, gan6
el titulo recientemente, mientras que el quinteto de la
categoria mayor lo hacia 1 semana antes. El equipo
mayor logr6, ademAs un convincente triunfo sobre una
selecci6n de las estrellas de los demrs equipos, la misma
noche en que los "juniors" ganaban el tiulo al equipo
de la Escuela de Balboa por pizarra final de 39-35. El

El Capitian C. W. Lewis (izquierda) inici6 el acto en honor al equipo que
ha ganado por 3 meses consecutivos la distinci6n de La Estrella de Oro,
felicitando a sus integrantes y exhortindolos a mantener como una tradi-
ci6n su alto nivel de eficiencia. A la derecha Ralph Harris, iniciador del
Program de Seguridad de los Pasabarcos del Atlantico.

Da Frutos Programa ..
(Viene de la pdgina 1)

incentives entire los equipos de pa-
sabarcos de Gatuin que mantengan
un indice de m6ritos constant y se
distingan como los mejores de cada
Los pasabarcos reciben aliento y
apoyo de personas que han partici-
pado en la elaboraci6n e inicio.del
program, como George Booth, Re-
presentante de Seguridad; James
Hagan, Subjefe de Radas; Frede-
rick Jones, Subjefe Administrativo;
Joseph McLean, Supervisor; y David
Taylor, encargado del entrenamien-
to de pasabarcos. El txito obtenido
por un equipo significa un gran es-
fuerzo de conjunto y cada uno de
sus integrantes merece las felicita-
clones mAs efusivas.
Tarea Responsable
Si bien todos los que operan los
trAnsitos aportan su "granito de
arena" para la mejor eficiencia de
esa tarea, los pasabarcos constitu-
yen un element que debe dar es-
pecial y constant atenci6n a su
delicada labor.
Poco menos que an6nima, esa ta-
rea se inicia antes de que los barcos
tomen ruta en direcci6n a las com-

conjunto mayor le gan6 a las estrellas por marcador de
75-52. El trofeo mis grande y el de la derecha corres-
ponderA a Paraiso, de ganar los pr6ximos dos torneos
intercolegiales. El de la izquierda les fue entregado por
su victoria sobre la selecci6n de estrellas. De izquierda
a derecha en la foto: Profesor Dubois Andrews, Aman-
do Holder, Jorge Harding, Marco Bhuler, Basilio
Barrett, Rogelio Reece, Fernando Burke, John West
(asistente) y el director de ambos equipos, Profesor Jos6
D. Ampudia, quien logr6 un gran desempefio de los
dos equipos bajo su atinada direceci6n.

puertas de las esclusas. El colocar
los cables de las mulas a los barcos,
tanto en tiempo como en mecAnica,
exige una extrema precision de los
pasabarcos que al menor descuido
pueden sufrir un percance . y
perder puntos por "dem6rito" para
su equipo.
Trabajo de Conjunto
El program, al tiempo que ha
estimulado el interns de los pasa-
barcos hacia su propia seguridad,
ha contribuido a crear la unidad de
grupo que exalta el CapitAn Nor-
Es fAcil comprender la repercu-
si6n que debe tener el program
en la eficiencia de las tareas corres-
pondientes a los pasabarcos, lo cual
exige un cuidadoso trabajo de con-
junto, ya que el error de cualquiera
puede causar lesi6n o dafio a uno
o mAs compafieros.
El trabajo del pasabarco se pro-
duce en todo moment, sea cual sea
la condici6n atmosf6rica, durante
las 24 horas del dia. S6io el exceso
de niebla puede paralizar su perma-
nente y agotadora labor. De alli que
sea menester un especial celo en sus
labores y un excesivo cuidado de
parte de estos esforzados trabaja-
dores del Canal.
Asi, gracias al interns demostrado
por sus propios beneficiaries, el pro-
grama oportunamente puesto en
marcha-y mejor recibido-se dirige
a su objetivo. Su corolario es la ma-
yor seguridad personal y de su fami-
lia v un mayor entusiasmo e interns
por el trabajo, traducido en mans efi-
ciencia en beneficio de los miles y
miles de usuarios de la gran via in-
teroceAnica, que es nuestra inisi6n.

Se Inicia el

20 de Enero

Feria de Ocu
La traditional Feria de San Se-
bastian se efectuara este afio del 20
al 22 de enero pr6ximo, esperAndo-
se-como en otros afios-una gran
participaci6n de todo el pais.
La Feria de Oc6, caracterizada
como una de las mAs representatives
del folklore national, es visitada to-
dos los afios por millares de ciuda-
danos, dado el toque original y fes-
tivo que le ban sabido ilnprimir en
cada occasion sus organizadorcs.
Este anio, al celebrarse la d(cima
tercera version del important even-
to, el coinit( que preside la Sra.
Maria de Villarreal, ha tomato es-
pecial empeio on iqie la imisma re-
sulte mAs variada v lucida.
La carretcra a Oci estti ubicada
a la izquicrda de la Interamericana,
a unas 4 millas despu6s de Divisa v
esta en buenas condiciones.

Pagina 3

spu6s de Divisa y
esta en buenas condiciones.

Pagina 3


Enero 12, 1973

El Sr. Thatcher Sirvi6 . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)



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El Coronel Charles R. Clark, Director de Transporte y aparece el (
Terminales del Canal y representante del Gobernador a Aubrey W
de la Zona del Canal en el sector AtlAntico, fue espe- entrega la i
cialmente invitado a asistir a la ceremonia inaugural de E. Demers,
la Liga de Softbol Masculino del AtlAntico. En la foto quien tamb


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dounidenses del Canal. Fue parte
principal de las enmiendas al C6di-
go de la Zona del Canal con el fin
de proporcionar ajustes en los pagos
por alzas en el cost de la vida de
compensaci6n en efectivo que se
hacen a ciertos ex empleados.
Estando en el Congreso de Esta-
dos Unidos, el Gobernador Thatch-
er hizo varias visits a Panama y
varias mAs, despu6s de la II Guerra
Mundial. Vino en 1962, cuando fue
inaugurado el puente que Ileva su
nombre. Visit6 el Istmo por ultima
vez, cuando particip6 en la celebra-
ci6n del Cincuentenario del Canal.
El Gobernador Thatcher fue
autor de la ley que orden6 el esta-

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Colonel Clark (derecha) estrechando la
Nalmont, vicepresidente de la Liga, qu
carta de invitaci6n. A la izquierda No
subdirector de Transporte y Termi
ien fue invitado a la inauguraci6n.

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someterse una solicited separada para cada categorla de empleo. Si hace solicited para mis
de una posici6n, indique el orden de preferencia. Se indican los anuncios nuevos en letras
negritas. Los salaries indicados serin aumentados a los ciudadanos de EE. UU. por medio del
diferencial apropiado ademis del factor impuesto cuando debe aplicarse. El simbolo 1 indica
que es necesario un examen escrito. El simbolo indica que es una posici6n de seguridad
donde puede emplearse solamente ciudadanos estadounidenses. Mayor informaci6n puede
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52-3583 6 3-1288. No deben comunicarse directamente con los funcionarios de empleo.
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esten en el program de trabajadores en adiestramiento pueden aplicar para cambios dentro
del program.

Explican Fallas de . .
(Viene de la pcigina 1)

blecimiento, mantenimiento y ope-
raci6n del Laboratorio Conmemora-
tivo Gorgas de la ciudad de Pana-
ma, dedicado a la investigaci6n de
enfermedades tropicales y que se
ha convertido en una de las mis so-
bresalientes instituciones de su cla-
se en el mundo entero.
El Gobierno de PanamA le otor-
g6 la Medalla Vasco Nufiez de Bal-
boa y fue honrado por los gobiernos
de Venezuela y Ecuador por sus
servicios a la Ambrica Tropical.
En memorial del Gobernador
Thatcher, el Gobernador David S.
Parker ha emitido la siguiente Pro-
clama, que dice asi:

POR CUANTO el Honorable Maurice H. Thatcher, Iltimo sobreviviente
de la Comision del Canal Istmico, dedic6 su larga y distinguida carrera al
servicio de la humanidad, y
POR CUANTO su trabajo fue de particular beneficio para la comunidad de
I la Zona del Canal y para los pueblos de Panamd y los Estados Unidos que
han estado asociados con la empresa del Canal, y
POR CUANTO los funerales del Sr. Thatcher se celebrardn el martes 9 de
enero de 1973:
Yo, DAVID S. PARKER, Gobernador de la Zona del Canal, solicito a toda
la comunidad de la Zona del Canal que reflexione sobre la vida ejemplar
de este gran hombre y honre su memorial en este dia.
EN PRUEBA DE LO CUAL, he firmado y puesto el Sello de la Zona del
Canal a esta Proclama, en Balboa Heights, ocho de enero de mil novecientos
setenta y tres.
lien le


El Jueves 18

Se Inaugurara

El Auto Show
El Gobernador Interino Charles
I. McGinnis inaugurari la Exposi-
ci6n Anual de Autos del Fondo Uni-
do, el jueves en la Pista de Patinaje
de la Carretera a Diablo.
Unas 17 agencies de autom6viles
de PanamA participarin en la expo-
sici6n de este afio, al igual que
agencies de lanchas que exhibirAn
los altimos models de sus embar-
caciones. Muchos autos nuevos, que
anteriormente jamAs se habian pre-
sentado o vendido en el Istmo serin
expuestos este afio.
La exhibici6n de autos estari di-
vidida en dos parties: del 18 al 21
de enero y del 25 al 28 del mismo
mes. Estara abierta al poiblico sin
costo alguno de 5 a 10 p.m., los
jueves y viernes, y de 3 a 10 p.m.,
los sabados y domingos.
Tambi6n habrA este afio muchas
atracciones especiales para los nifios.
Los copresidentes del comitB orga-
nizador de este event son R. W.
Chesson y Rogelio Quintero.



Parto el 24
Ni ain en Navidad ha recibido
tantas atenciones una nina, como
las que recibi6 Patricia Lee Ann
Duffy, hija de Edward J. Duffy y
sefiora, de Balboa, Zona del Canal,
quien lleg6 en alas de la cigiiefia,
sorpresivamente, al hogar de sus pa-
dres la vispera de Navidad.
El nacimiento fue atendido por
el sargento de bombers de Balboa
Billy Quir6s, bajo la supervision del
teniente de policia Edward J. Hu-
sum, padre de 11 nifios. Se hallaba
ayudando en la operaci6n de emer-
gencia el bombero Irving Clark, de
Fue el primer parto atendido por
el sargento Quir6s, quien, al igual
que los demis miembros de la Divi-
si6n de Bomberos, ha recibido adies-
tramiento para tales emergencies.
Pero era en cambio el quinto parto
para el teniente Husum.
La pequefia Patricia Lee Ann
pes6 7 libras V 11 onzas al nacer, a
las 5:47 a.m. del 24 de diciembre.
Madre e hija fueron transportadas
en ambulancia al Gorgas, en donde
se les declare en buena condici6n.
Los Duffy tienen otra nifia, Tere-
sa, de 32 afios de edad. Duffy tra-
baja en las Esclusas del Pacifico.

Gesto Digno

De Encomio
Empleados de la Divisi6n de
Abastos, hacienda gran esfuerzo de-
bido a los ingentes gastos que les
ocasionaron las festividades de fin
de afio, hicieron una colecta para
ayudar a varios compafieros de tra-
bajo que perdieron sus pertenencias
en el incendio ocurrido la vispera
de Navidad en El Chorrillo.
Espontineamente, los empleados
de la Divisi6n iniciaron una colecta.
Como resultado de ello, se obtuvie-
ron donaciones por mis de $830,
que han sido divididos por parties
iguales para aliviar en algo las per-
didas materials sufridas por sus
compafieros de trabajo.

Comienza el 15 . .
(Vicne de la pdgina 1)
para vehiculos privados, $6 para
motocicletas, $3 para los remolques
privados y $25 para los comerciales.
En la sesi6n ejecutiva del Go-
bernador con los Consejos Civicos
Latinoamericanos del 2 de febrero
de 1972, el Gobernador David S.
Parker anuncio que las places de
autom6viles aumentarian a $15, a
partir de 1973. Declare que el pre-
cio anterior de $5 regia desde 1916.
Los civiles deberan formalizar sus
solicitudes en la Secci6n de Licen-
cias, Apartado L, Balboa, Zona del
Canal, a partir de hoy 12 de enero.

implantarin planes de distribuci6n
de la carga, a media que ello sea
Los clients han cooperado gran-
demente durante este period y se
hacen todos los esfuerzos por limi-
tar dichas fallas y alternar las Areas
afectadas. Las horas mis critics
van de las 7 a.m. a las 11 p.m.
La reducci6n voluntaria del uso
de muchos aparatos elictricos ha
hecho possible la eliminaci6n de
mnuchas fallas forzosas. La emisora
SCN continuarA anunciando las con-
diciones reales, de acuerdo con el
anuncio del despachador del siste-
ma de electricidad. Se solicita a los
clients que no Ilamen a las opera-
rias de telifonos ni al despachador
del sistema de electricidad, para
que les informen sobre cuAnto tar-
darin sin electricidad. Para este fin
se ha instalado un mimero de emer-
gencia que es el 52-6800. Se harin
todos los esfuerzos para hacer di-

chos anuncios por la SCN e infor-
mar al publico sobre las condicio-
nes en Areas especificas. Se estb for-
mulando un plan adicional para se-
fialar horas y areas especificas.

Cierre por Inventario

Habra en 2 Secciones
Las Secciones I de Balboa y X de
Crist6bal estarAn cerradas por in-
ventario todo el dia martes 16 de
enero, y nuevamente por reinven-
tario el 19 de febrero.
Las ventas y entregas en dichas
secciones estarin prohibidas en
amnbas fechas, except en caso de
emergencia cuando divisions de
alto nivel hagan pedidos urgentes.
Se sugiere que las dependencias
hagan sus requisiciones con sobrada
anticipaci6n, previendo sus necesi-
dades futures.

Recientemente concluy6 su Programa de PrActica en
el Trabajo el primero de dos grupos de estudiantes de
las escuelas latinoamericanas que participan este afio
en el program. El primer grupo lo constituyeron 23
estudiantes de Rainbow City y 20 de Paraiso. En la

foto, algunos de los integrantes del primer grupo que
labor en diversas dependencias de la Compaiiia del
Canal, posan con George Mercier, al centro con lentes,
funcionario encargado de programs especiales de la
Direcci6n de Personal.

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