Group Title: Panama Canal spillway : el Canal de Panamá spillway
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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 26, 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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Bibliographic ID: UF00094771
Volume ID: VID00810
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
Classification: lcc - HE538 .A37
ddc - 386/.444/05
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Preceded by: Spillway
Succeeded by: Faro (Balboa, Panama)

Full Text

THE PANAMA CANAL mepanam a canal mu Um


Vol. IX, No. 37 More Than 56 Years of Service to World Commerce Friday, February 26, 1971


By Schools Division

Four promotions in the Canal
Zone Division oan 56 Yearexecutive
personnel have been announced by
the Civil Affairs Bureau as a result
of the retirements of two elementary
school principals, Charles A. Dubbs,
Principal, Diablo Elementary School,
and Mrs. Helen L. Rushing, Prin-
cipal, Fort Davis-Fort Gulick Ele-
mentary Schools.
Vernon G. Caturia, Supervisor of
Instruction, U.S. Elementary Schools,
has been appointed principal, Fort
Davis-Fort Culick Schools. Robert
F. Dahlstrom has been named Su-
pervisor of Instruction, succeeding
Donald K. Miskovsky, teacher-
principal at Gamboa Elementary
School, has been appointed Prin-
cipal, Diablo Elementary School,
and Charles R. Miller has been ap-
pointed teacher-principal at Gam-
boa Elementary School.
Caturia was graduated from the
University of Wisconsin with a
bachelor's degree in elementary
education and was awarded his
master's degree in elementary ad-
ministration from the University of
Wisconsin. He had 6 years' expe-
rience as a teacher-principal at
Menomonie, Wis., before coming
to the Canal Zone in August 1967
to a teaching assignment at Balboa

SS Cristobal

To Begin New

Duty in March
The SS Cristobal will make its
last sailing as a passenger-freighter
March 18 when it sails from Cris-
tobal, according to the Transporta-
tion and Terminals Bureau. The last
full passenger sailing from New
Orleans will be March 12.
The vessel will be converted to a
freighter with a capacity for 12
passengers and the Panama Canal
Company will continue to operate
her between New Orleans and Cris-
tobal. As a freighter, the Cristobal
will not carry a doctor and because
of the change in emphasis from
passengers to cargo, firm sailing
schedules cannot be assured.
Criteria for passenger eligibility,
such as age, physical condition and
a method of selecting passengers,
are currently under study and will
be announced later.
Arrangements are being made for
special air flights to and from the
U.S. at convenient times to accom-
modate employees traveling during
peak travel periods. Shipments of
employee automobiles and goods on
the Cristobal will continue but em-
ployees will have to make neces-
sary arrangements at New Orleans
for timely pickups and clearance
through Customs.
Detailed plans for the change-
over, including a substantial reduc-
tion of the Cristohal's crew, are now
being worked out.
The change is the result of a gen-
eral program to streamline and
economize within the Panama Canal
organization. The Cristobal has
been carrying Panama Canal em-
ployees, their household goods and
automobiles and freight between
New Orleans and Cristobal since

Elementary School. He was pro-
inoted to Supervisor of Instruction,
U.S. Elementary Schools in 1969.
Miskovsky was graduated from
the University of Oklahoma. He re-
ceived his master's degree in edu-
cation aind elementary administra-
tion from Central State College at
Edmond, Okla. He had 3 years' ex-
perience as a sixth grade teacher in
Oklahoma City and 2 years' experi-
ence as an elementary principal in
American Samoa before coming to
the Canal Zone in August 1967 as
an elementary teacher in the Diablo
(Continued on p. 4)

Zone Residents

Asked To Help

Conserve Water
The cooperation of Pacific side
Canal Zone residents is being asked
in the conservation of potable water
during the balance of the dry season.
Pacific side consumption has risen
to a point beyond the processing
capability of the Miraflores Filtra-
tion Plant, necessitating conservation
measures to assure an adequate sup-
ply until the next rainy season.
(Continued on p. 4)

Will Depart Next Week

Gov., Mrs. Leber To Bid

Farewell to Canal Zone

Cov. and Mrs. W. P. Leber will
bid farewell to the Canal Zone next
week as the Governor completes his
second tour of duty on the Isthmus.
His successor will be Maj. Gen.
David S. Parker, who served on the
Isthmus twice before, once succeed-
ing then Colonel Leber as Lieu-
tenant Governor.
The Lebers will return to the
United States where Governor Leber
will take up his new duties as Man-
ager of the Safeguard System, re-
placing retiring Lt. Gen. Alfred D.
Starbird. In announcing the appoint-
ment, Secretary of Defense Melvin
R. Laird said Governor Leber will
1)0e nominated for promotion to lieu-
tenant general.
He came to the Canal Zone well
grounded in Canal operations as a
result of his service as Lieutenant
Governor from 1961 to 1963. At the
conclusion of that tour of duty, both
he and Mrs. Leber were presented
Panama's Order of Vasco Nifiez de
Balboa. It was the first time that a
Canal Zone Lieutenant Governor
and his wife were so honored.
The 15th Governor of the Canal
Zone will leave the Isthmus with a
legacy of accomplishments in di-
verse areas, from the technological
to the personal.

Gov. W. P. Leber
Shortly after his arrival he em-
barked on a program that called for
the employment of more Panama-
nians in highly responsible and
skilled positions. Major emphasis
was placed on direct recruitment
and special training of Panamanian
citizens such as the Floating Equip-
ment Training Program.
Because of the increase in traffic
and the projection for even greater
numbers of ships arriving for tran-
sit in the future, one of the Gov-

ernor's primary concerns has been
an increase in the capacity of the
One of the highlights of his ad-
ministration was the completion of
the multimillion dollar Gaillard Cut
widening program, which began in
1918. The final contract for the
widening of the Bas Obispo-Las
Cascadas Reaches was awarded
shortly before Governor Leber ar-
rived and the contract work was
completed by Canal forces in 1969.
The project was formally completed
August 15, 1970, the Canal's 56th
Governor Leber remarked at the
time that although the builders of
the Canal were men of keen fore-
sight, not even they could foresee
the recent rapid growth in the size
and number of transiting vessels.
Improvements are necessary to pro-
vide safe, fast, and efficient passage
of ships. One of the most important
was the Cut widening program.
Recently a number of surveys
were undertaken in the capacity
program, including an in-depth
market analysis and traffic forecast
made by an economic consulting
The availability of water for lock-
(Continued on p. 4)


^ .


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Governor Leber's last staff meeting is depicted in this caricature, presented
to him at a farewell dinner offered by the staff at the Tivoli Guest House
last night. The 20- hy 24-inch water color caricature, presented to the
Governor by Information Officer Frank A. Baldwin, is the work of Victor
G. Canel, Assistant Information Officer. Seated around the table clockwise,
beginning with Lt. Gov. R. S. -lartline at the end are Dr. Robert W. Green,
Health Director; Axton T. Jones, Transportation and Terminals Director;
Capt. Robert 0. Mink, Marine Director; Dwight A. McKabney, General
Counsel; Edward A. Doolan, Personnel Director; Philip L. Steers, Jr.,

Comptroller; Governor Leber; Paul M. Runnestrand, Executive Secretary;
Robert G. Walker, Chief of the Internal Security Office; D. A. Dertien,
Chief of the Executive Planning Staff; B. I. Everson, Civil Affairs Director;
Col. Charles R. Clark, Engineering and Construction Director; and L. A.
Ferguson, Supply and Community Service Director. Seated away from the
table at the left is Warren H. Smith, Chief of the Safety Branch. Behind
Steers is Arthur J. O'Leary, Deputy Comptroller. Right of the table are
Baldwin and Robert S. Jeffery, Administrative Assistant to the Governor.

ef of the Safety Branch. Behind
Steers is Arthur J. O'Leary, Deputy Comptroller. Right of the table are
Baldwin and Robert S. Jeffery, Administrative Assistant to the Governor.

Page 2

C a! Zone Observatory

Canal Zone Observatory

Now Open to Public

The Canal Zone Observatory, lo-
cated near Miraflores Locks, was
opened to the public early this
month and visitors are welcome each
Sunday and Tuesday from 7 to 9
p.m. for the remainder of the dry
Visitors may listen to the open
air talks on the telescopic observa-


Award Winners

Are Announced

The Soroptimist Club of Panamau
announces their three top winners of
the Soroptimist Youth Citizenship
The first place winner is Laura
McArthur, senior at Balboa High
School, the first runner-up is Lydia
Kaiu, senior at Colegio San Vicente,
and the second runner-up is Eddie
Wood, Jr., senior at Balboa High
The official judges of the contest
were Mrs. Georgina C. de Young,
Chief, Social Services Staff, Canal
Zone; Luis 0. Miranda, Professor,
Santa Maria La Antigua, Catholic
University; and Dr. Kenneth E.
Lake, Coordinator of Curriculum,
Canal Zone Schools.
Miss McArthur's application will
compete with the winning applica-
tions from the Soroptimist Club of
Colon, Soroptimist Club of David,
and the Soroptimist Club of Costa
Rica for the $1,000 award.
Miss McArthur will receive a
prize of $25 from the Panama Sorop-
timist Club and the runners-up re-
ceived $15 and $10, respectively.
This year 16 highly qualified seniors
competed for the award.
The Soroptimist Federation of the
Americas, Inc., is an international
classified service organization for
professional and executive business
women who believe in the integrity,
worth, and ability of youth.
Dr. Lydia Sogandares is president
of the Soroptimist Club of Panama
and Mrs. Frances Sampsell is Chair-
man of the Education Committee.

Billy Deaton, a junior at Cristobal
High School and the son of Mr. and
Mrs. William M. Deaton, Gatun,
has proven himself to be the best
sprinter ever in the history of Canal
Zone track. Among his outstanding
accomplishments are three individ-
ual interscholastic records and two
relay records. In the 100-yard dash
he clipped the old record of 9.9 with
a 9.7 in the preliminaries in the Bal-
boa Relays. He also erased the exist-
ing records in the 220- and 440-yard
dashes with the times of 22.0 and
50.9. In the relays he contributed
the anchor leg in the record break-
ing 880-yard and sprint medley
relay. He was also a starting half-
back on Cristobal's undefeated foot-
ball team.

tions given by J. Wes Seaqulist, co-
ordinator of the Audiovisual Cen-
ter of the Division of Schools who
is in charge of the observatory, and
B. J. Brown, a longtime astronomy
authority who is with the Engincier-
ing Division. The observations are
made through a 5-inch refracting
telescope from within the observa-
Constellations such as the Moon,
planets, star clusters, and the bright-
est stars will he pointed out.
Visible this dry season are con-
stellations, Andromeda, Taurus,
Auriga, Gemini, Leo, Ursa Major,
Canis Major, and others, and their
brightest stars. The planet Saturn
is almost directly overhead at 7 p.m.
Also visible is the Southern Cross
early in the evening late in the dry
The best time to see the Moon is
before it becomes full. When the
Moon is full it is the poorest time to
view it or other celestial objects. The
best view of the Moon is when the
first quarter appears, or when it
appears half lighted, or just before.
Ample parking space is available
at the Observatory.


College Club

Will Award


The Canal Zone College Club
announces its annual scholarship to
be awarded to ia girl student :at the
Canal Zone College ori a May 1971
graduate of Balboa High School.
The applicant shall he an out-
standing student with at least a B
average in at full time course of study
thatt has prepared her to pursue a
Bachelor of Arts or Science degree
in tlie United States. She also must
have completed 2 full years at Bail-
boa High School.
The value of the scholarship will
depend on the public response to the
Fashion Show sponsored by the club
on March 27 at Curundu Junior
High School Cafetorium. Last year
Miss Carole Arnold was the reci-
pient of a $1.000 award.
Details and applications concern-
ing this scholarship are available in
the office of the Canal Zone Col-
lege and Balboa High School.

Return a hurt with a kindness-
for your sake.

Justice delayed is justice denied.

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-NBC Children's Theater:
"For the Love of Fred"
2:105-Parade of Sports
4:25-The American Sportsman
5:10-The Bill Anderson Show
5:35-Get It Together
6:00-Weekend '71
6:15-Movie Marquee
6:20-The Barbara MeNair Show
7:10-Daniel Boone
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Hee Haw
9:)0-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Professional Boxing
10:35-Focus on Today
10:55-Saturday Night Movie:
"Flame of the Islands"

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-The Christophers
1:20-As It Happened
1:45-Sunday Playhouse:
"Brasher Doubloon"
3:00-The Killy Style
3:25-Outdoor Sportsman:
3:50-On Campus
4:20-The Roller Game of the
5:10-The All American College
5:30-Honey West
6:30--Doris Day Show
6:55-Circulation of Blood
7:05-The Ed Sullivan Show
8:00-SCN News
8:05 -Perry Mason
9:0(0-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-The World of Barbara Moller
9:35-The Dean Martin Show
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-This Is the Life
11:15-The Sacred Heart

4:00-SCN Afternoon News
4:05-The Gail Storm Show
4:30-Afternoon with Sesame Street
and Uncle Boh
5:05-Movie of the Week:
"Molly and Me"
5:30-The Big Picture (Premicre)
6:30-Green Acres
6i:55-News In Spanish
7:05-The Klowns (Special)
8-00-SCN News
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Thie Mysterious"
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-Gail Storm Show
11:15-Urban Forum

I:00- SCN Afternoon News
4:05-Assignment Under Water
4:30-Afternoon with Sesame Street
and Uncle Bob
5:05-Movie ol the Week:
"Molly and Me"
5:30-First Tuesday: Siberia-The
Americans Are Coming
6:30-The Red Skclton Show
6:55-News In Spanish
7:05-The Johnny Cash Show
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Before Cortez (Special)
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-The Detectives
9:30-The Mike Douglas Show
10:40--Focus on Today
11:00-Andy Griffith

4:00-SCN Afternoon News
4:05-Andy Griffith
4:30-Afternoon with Sesame Street
and Uncle Bob
5:05-Movie of the Week:
"Molly and Me"

5:30-Animal World
6:55-News In Spanish
7:05-Flip Wilson
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Route 66
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:20-Miss Teenage America Pageant
10:35-Focus On Today
10:55-Bob Cummings

4:00-SCN Afternoon News
4:05-Dennis Day Show
4:30-Afternoon with Uncle Bob
5:05-Movie of the Week:
"Molly and Me"
6:55-News In Spanish
7:05-The Jim Nabors Hour
S:00-SCN News
8:05-The Lloyd Bridges Show
8:30-Room 222
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Richard Diamond
9:30-The Dick Cavett Show
10:40-Focus On Today
11:00-Danny Thomas

4:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Mr. Adams and Eve
4:30-Afternoon, with Uncle IBob
5:05-Movie of the Week:
"Molly and Me"
5:30-Across the Seven Seas
6:30-Pe tlagou Forum
6:55--News In Spanishl
7:05-The Glen Camupbell Goodtime
8:00--SCN News
8:05-llurke's Law
9:00-Canal Zone Calendlar
9:05-Anrchair Theater:
"Somewhere in the Night"
10:50-Focus on Today
11:10-Mr. Adams and Eve

February 26, 1971

Capt. E. B. Rainier, right, while serving as Acting Marine Director, presents
a certificate signed by Gov. W. P. Leber to Capt. Arne Nesbjorg, Master
of the Norwegian MV "Tanabata," commemorating another landmark in
Canal history. Tile "Tanabata" was honored as the first vessel to pass
through Gaillard Cut after its widening to 500 feet. The "Tanabata" tran-
sited on August 15, the 56th anniversary of the opening of the Panama
Canal. At left is Norwegian Consul Arne Hauge, who is also manager of
C. B. Fenton & Co., agent for Wilh. Wilhelmsen, of Oslo, owners of the
"Tanabata." The presentation was made recently when the "Tanabata"
returned for another transit.

Week Beginning Saturday, February 27, 1971

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:40 p.m.-Mon.,
7:30 p.m.-The Private Life Of
Sherlock Holmes (GP)
Tues., 7:30 p.m.-Whatever Happened
To Aunt Alice (GP)
Wed.-Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-Moonshine War
Fri., 6:30, 8:05 p.m.-Stowaway In The
Sky (G)
Sat.-Adam's Woman (GP)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-133
mins.)-Sea Hawk (C)
Sun.-Mon.-Dirty Dingus Magee (GP)
Tues.-Alfred The Great (GP)
TVed.-Ben Hlur (G)
Thurs.-Irma La Douce (GP)
Fri.-80 Steps To Jonah (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Dracula
Has Risen From The Grave (GP)
Sat., 8:15 p.m.-Oh! What A Lovely
War (G)
Sun.-The Kremlin Letter (GP)
Tues.-Irma La Douce (GP)
Wed.-Dirty Dingus Magee (GP)
Fri.-Ben Hur (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Assault
On A Queen (G)

COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)'
Sat., 7:00 p.m.-Sun., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-
Two Mules For Sister Sara (GP)
Mon.-Don't Make Waves (GP)
Toues.-Infinite Journey (C)
Wed.-If It's Tuesday, This Must Be
Belgium (G)
Thurs.-Fri.-The Guru (G)
Sat.-Who's Afraid Of Virginia Woolf?

The Caribbean Stamp Club will
hold( its monthly stamp auction 7:30
p.m., March 2, at the Jewish Wel-
fare Board. All interested stamp col-
lectors are invited. For further in-
formation, call NMaj. Wayne Worth-
ington at 82-4212.

R. K. Erbe, deputy director, Supply and Community Service Bureau, left,
presents a safety plaque to N. B. Davison, superintendent of the Marketing
Branch, in recognition of the 1,581,771 manhours completed without a
disabling injury, by employees of that branch. The period covered was
April 20 through November 29. Ceremonies were conducted at the Supply
Division monthly safety meeting in the presence of division, branch, and
unit supervisors.

Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-88 mins.)
-War Hunt (G)
Sun.-Mon.-Beneath The Planet Of The
Apes (G)
Tues.-World Of Henry Orient (G)
Wed.-Town Without Pity (R)
Thurs.-Where Eagles Dare (GP)
Fri.-Oh! What A Lovely War (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-The
Vampire (G)
Sat.-Maltese Bippy (G)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-103 mins.)
Westbound (G)
Son.-Cannon For Cordoba (GP)
Toes.-Adam's Woman (GP)
Thurs.-World Of Henry Orient (G)
Fri.-Beneath The Planet Of The Apes
OAIl night shows begin at 7:00 p.m.
except as shown. Program subject to
change without notice,

Special Matinees
(G) or as Listed ***

Saturday, February 27, 1971

10:00 a.m.
A Hard Day's Night-A musical comedy
with the world famous Beatles.
T-92 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Fort Massacre Joel McCrea, Forrest
Tucker: They had to be on the move or
die. (Color.) T-86 mins.

6:15 p.m.
Eight On The Lam-Bob Hope: Comedy
of a bank teller who finds a fortune in
a parking lot. T-113 mins.

2:00 p.m.
Teenage Millionaire-Jimmy Clayton: It's
all bounce and beat with 20 hit songs.
T-90 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Monkeys Go Home-Maurice Chevalier,
Dean Jones: Walt Disney's amusing tale
of French villagers resenting a young
American. (Technicolor.) T-108 mins.

2:00 p.m.
Gay Purr-ce-Red Buttonms: The story of
\Iewsette thp feline who believed ever'
girl should see Paris. (SIT) (Color.)
T-93 mins.
admitted. General audience. GP-All
ages admitted. Parental guidance ad-
vised. 1R-R1estricted. Persons under 17
unless they are high school seniors, not
admittedly less accompanied by parent
I- legal guardian. X-Persons under 17
not adm itted.
-Indicates total running time. (I)-Re-
peit. SIT-Spanish titles.

Material intended for publica-
tion in tile SPIIL..wAY should be
received in tlthe Panama Canal
Press Office not later than Mon-
dao afternoon of the week of
publication. Only urgent mate-
ri:il cMl n he received and proc-
essed for use the same week ias
late as noon Tuesday. Mail mate-
rial to PANAMA CANAL Si'P.i.-
wVAy', Box M, Balboat Heights,
Canal Zonlle.

February 26, 1971

Page 3


Another New

Tug Joins

Canal Fleet
The new tug, ]ay J. Morrow was
put into service at the Port of Cris-
tobal recently, completing the five
vessel fleet of new automated tugs
on the Atlantic side of the Panama
Canal and making it one of the finest
tug fleets in the world.
The Joay Morrow is a duplicate
of the four other modern type tugs,
the Trinidad II, and the Julian L.
Schley, the Chester Harding and the
Joseph C. Mehaffey, named for
former Panama Canal Zone gov-
ernors. The five tugs placed into
Canal service in the past 3 years are
the smallest but the most powerful
tugs ownecl by the Panama Canal.
They are 96 feet in length, 28 feet
in width and powered by two 1,500
horsepower engines.
They have full monitoring safety
watch and control Tugmonitor sys-
tems. The latter electronically scans
the key functions of the main en-
gines, generator sets, and auxiliaries.
Indicators, alarms, and control are
located in the pilothouse, placing
remote control of the engineroom at
the command of the pilot.
Governor Morrow, who was Gov-
ernor of the Canal Zone from March
1921 until October 1924, first came
to the Isthmus as Assistant Engineer
of Maintenance in 1915, becoming
Engineer of Maintenance in 1916.
He served in France during World
War I as Chief Engineer of the First
Army and Department Chief Engi-
neer, returning to his fonner posi-
tion in the Canal Zone in 1919. He
was promoted to brigadier general
in June 1918 and was decorated
with the Officer Legion of Honor in
France that year. He retired from
the Army in August 1922.
General Morrow died April 16,
1933. His ashes were consigned to
the waters of the Chagres River,
where 2 years earlier he had scat-
tered the ashes of his wife, who felt
that the happiest and most effective
years of their lives had been spent
there when he was Governor of the
Canal Zone.

Country Fair

To Be Held on

Atlantic Side
The Caribbean College Club
Country Fair is scheduled for
March 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at
Rancho Ramos Police Range in Mar-
garita. Admission is 25 cents per
person which will also include a
chance on a trip for two to San
Booths will be set up with attrac-
tions for both children and adults.
The Panama Booth will display
items made in the Interior and will
provide everyone with a good op-
portunity to purchase Panamanian
Certain organizations in Panama
and the Canal Zone will donate
items for the Sealed Bid Booth. The
highest "sealed bid" will win the
item bid on.
A special attraction will be Joan
Borsten and three craftsmen from
the Interior who will teach anyone
who is interested to make "Solas,"
items woven out of straw and color-
ful threads.
This is the only money-raising
project of the Caribbean College
Club and everyone is invited to
come and participate in the fun.
The proceeds will be used to estab-
lish a scholarship for a student at
Cristobal High School.


2 -*.- y .

Recipients of the 18 Honorary Public Service Awards awarded for its "voluntary service as an outstanding
are shown on the steps of the Administration Building citizens' group to the Isthmian community." Four silver
after the ceremony which was held in the rotunda. medallions and 13 bronze medallions also were pre-
Shown in front are members of the Abou Sand Shrine sented by Gov. W. P. Leber who is shown at top left.
Clown Unit that received the one gold medallion

18 Are Honored at 1st Public

Service Award Ceremony

Eighteen Honorary Public Serv-
ice Awards were presented last week
in the rotunda of the Acdministra-
tion Building at the First Annual
Panama Canal Public Service Award
The recipients were cited for con-
tributing to or improving the effi-
ciency, economy, and effectiveness
of the Canal organization or improv-
ing the Isthmian community by their
voluntary service or act during the
past calendar year.
Speaking at the award ceremony,
Gov. W. P. Leber said: "This is a
new recognition for persons who
have volunteered their services. In
the past, we have made awards but
I felt it desirable to have a more
formal and lasting award."
Others who participated in the
program were Edward A. Doolan,
Personnel Director; Paul M. Run-
nestrand, Executive Secretary; and
Lt. Gov. R. S. Hartline.
Nominations for the award were
requested from Canal top manage-
ment, and civic, labor, and religi-
ous groups in the Canal Zone. The
nominations were reviewed by the
Incentive Awards Committee and
recipients named by the Governor.
The award is in the form of a
certificate bearing photographs of
the incumbent President of the
United States and Governor of the
Canal Zone accompanied by either a
gold, silver, or bronze medallion.
The degree of difference in the three
levels of the award is nominal as the
prestige and honor associated with
the award encompasses all levels.

Canal Zone College Theatre will
present three one-act plays March
25-27 in the college auditorium.
The three one-acts for the three
evening will be Feudin' by Wilbur
Braun; No Exit, by Jean-Paul Sarte;
and The Happy Journey to Camden
and Kenton, by Thornton Wilder.

Storehouse Inventory
Section B in Balboa and Section X
in Cristobal will be closed all day
Tuesday, March 9, for inventory
and again for recount Thursday,
April 1.

The design for the medallion was
taken from the bronze plaque honor-
ing the memory of Col. David D.
Caillard, the engineer in charge of
the excavation of Culebra Cut dur-
ing the Canal construction days. The
original plaque is set into the face
of Contractors Hill. The adoption
of the design for the medallion was
done by Frank Kwai Ben, an em-
ployee of the Canal organization.
Each medallion is accompanied by
a small replica for wearing in suit
lapels or on dresses.
Only one gold medallion was pre-
sented. This went to the Abou Saad
Shrine Clown Unit for "voluntary
service as an outstanding citizens'
group to the Isthmian community."
The citation read in part: "Their
exceptional work has established
bonds of friendship between United
States and Latin American commu-
nities beyond definition. Any income
derived from their performances,
either from donations or fund rais-
ing activities, has been contributed
to the Shrine Crippled Children's

GED Exam Fees

Must Be Paid

In Advance
All persons who qualify to take
the high school level G.E.D. exami-
nations scheduled to begin 6:30
p.m., March 4, at the Canal Zone
College are reminded that they must-
pay their test fee to Roberto San-
chez, college cashier, in Room 209
of the main college building, prior
to the first test.
Fees can be paid to Sinchez from
7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 3:30
p.m., Monday through Thursday.
David Baglien, college counselor,
will be the test supervisor.
Persons who have not previously
heard about this battery of tests for
U.S. citizens who reside on the Isth-
nmus but who feel they might
qualify to take the examination for
high school equivalency certificates
should call Miss Margaret Gately,
Assistant Dean of the Canal Zone
College, who serves as the official
C.E.D. Administrator for the Canal

Hospital. Their contribution was a
significant part of the Abou Saad
Temple's program which sent 26
crippled children to hospitals in the
United States for treatment in 1970.
Four silver medallions were pre-
sented for services or acts that had a
sectional impact on the community
or the organization. Thirteen bronze
medallions were presented for acts
or services that had a division-wide,
townsite, or military installation
Those who received silver medal-
lions are:
Richard W. Coy, who as founder
and organizer of the Pacific Minor
and Junior Leagues, made it pos-
sible for more than 1,300 boys to
play organized league baseball.
Manuel M. Progana, who has
devoted his time, skills, and funds
to help handicapped children, nota-
bly blind children of the Isthmian
Bruce A. Quinn for contributing
of his time and talents to the pro-
duction and direction of outstand-
ing theatrical productions during
the past decade including an annual
United Fund dramatic musical which
made a significant financial con-
tribution to the annual United Fund
Wesley "Red" Townsend for his
contribution to the advancement and
betterment of the local youth for a
period of more than 20 years. He is
one of the founders of Camp
Chagres, organizer and leader of
scouting jamborees, and planner and
innovator of future scouting pro-
Bronze medallions were pre-
sented to the following individuals:
Floyd and Beverly Baker for their
active participation in youth, family,
and community movements of the
Atlantic community.
Wilfred Barrow for his voluntary
service as advisor to the aged and
young people and for taking posi-
(Continued on p. 4)

The Caribbean Duplicate Bridge
Club will hold a charity tournament
for mixed pairs on Thursday, March
4, at 7:15 p.m., at the Breakers Club
of Coco Solo. All bridge players are
invited to attend.

Rating Time

Here Again
It is performance rating time again
and von could be recommended for
a cash award for doing an outstand-
ing job.
In 1970, superior workmanship
and performance paid off for ap-
proxiimately 600 employees who
received awards totaling about
$112,000. Of these, more than 400
employees received outstanding per-
forniance ratings and 50 received
quality step increases.
Under the rating program an em-
ployee may receive a rating of "out-
standing," "satisfactory," or "unsa-
tisfactory." In each case, a super-
visor must discuss and notify em-
ployees of their ratings. Written jus-
tifications are required for "outstand-
ing" and "unsatisfactory" ratings.
Depending on his grade, an em-
ployee may be recommended for a
cash award of up to $350 in connec-
tion with an outstanding perform-
ance rating. Another feature of the
program is that nonmanual and
postal employees in permanent posi-
tions may receive a quality step in-
crease if recommended for an "out-
standing" rating. The step increase
'ouldl be granted instead of a cash
award. The granting of a quality
step increase in connection with an
outstanding rating is the only time
that an employee may receive a
quality step increase.
The rating plan has been set up
to provide a method of evaluating
the work performance of employees
and recognizing their contributions
to the efficiency and economy of the
Canal organization.
It also helps improve employee
performance by strengthening super-
visor-employee relationships; iden-
tifying work standards and require-
ments; informing employees of these
standards and requirements; recog-
nizing commendatory and outstand-
ing performance, recognizing, and
correcting work deficiencies; and
providing a guide to personnel
If you are not recommended for
a performance award this year fam-
iliarize yourself with the program
and set a goal to receive an award
next year. A rating is based on the
following criteria:
A. Quality of Performance:
(1) Thoroughness: acceptability
and adequacy of results.
(2) Dependability: accuracy of
(3) Orderliness and neatness of
(4) Technical skill with which
important procedures, instruments,
or machines are employed in per-
forming required duties.
(5) Orginal suggestions or con-
tributions concerning improving
work methods.
(6) Effectiveness in getting good
work done in a unit.
B. Productiveness:
(1) Amount of work done.
(2) Industry, application of time,
interest, and energy to duties.
(3) Planning work to utilize best
time and resources.
(4) Speed, promptness in com-
pleting assignments.
(5) Effectiveness in securing ade-
quate output from a unit.
C. Qualifications shown on job:
(1) Knowledge of duties and re-
lated work.
(2) Ability to learn and profit by
observation and experience.
(3) Special education and training
for position.
(4) Judgment, sense of propor-
tion; common sense.
(5) Initiative and resourcefulness,
ability to improve.
(Continued on p. 4)


February 26, 1971

Lebers T
(Continued from p. 1)
ages has been one of the prime
problems in the capacity program.
To solve this, the Panama Canal,
under Governor Leber's leadership,
has undertaken a study to increase
the usable water supply sufficiently
to maintain an ultimate transit level
of approximately 26,800 ships per
A contract also was negotiated
with a private firm to study and
recommend improvements to the
Marine Traffic Control System
which coordinates vessel transits
through the Canal.
Three new automated tugs were
delivered to the Panama Canal in
fiscal year 1971. They were the
J. C. Mehaffey, Jay J. Morrow, and
the Chester Harding, which are
being used in Canal Zone waters to
assist the larger ships at the locks,
in the Cut and for docking and un-
docking operations. In addition, a
new $75,000 derrick barge was
A campaign to eliminate oil pol-
lution in Canal waters was begun
in 1970 with considerable effort
expended to determine the sources
of pollution and to find means of
preventing and combating it.
Despite the high traffic and larger
ships in the past 3 years, there were
few serious ship accidents in the
Canal. Probably the most significant
occurred in February 1968 when the
Japanese bulk carrier Shozan Maru,
laden with iron ore, sheered and
struck the east bank of Gaillard Cut,
holing the vessel and causing it to
sink in the channel. But the chan-
nel was closed for only 18 hours
and 20 minutes, thanks to the cap-
abilities of the Panama Canal work-
ers who succeeded in refloating the
vessel and removing it from the
Another serious accident occurred
December 6, 1970, when the Na-
tionalist Chinese freighter Sian
Yung sank in Gaillard Cut after
striking the west bank of the Canal.
In this case, Canal traffic was not
disrupted for any significant length
of time because the vessel was
pulled out of the ship channel
before sinking.
The problems of youth in the
Canal Zone were taken into con-
sideration by Governor Leber last
year when he formed the Canal
Zone Youth Council and appointed
Clarence C. Payne as Youth Advisor.
It is Payne's job to marshal the
efforts of the Panama Canal organi-
zation and the Canal Zone com-
munity into helping youth become
responsible members of the com-
During his 4 years here, Governor
Leber has been a strong supporter
of the Boy Scouts of America, Canal
Zone Council, of which he was
honorary president. A former Eagle
Scout, Governor Leber was pre-
sented the Distinguished Eagle
Award, one of Scouting's highest
honors, at the recent awards and
recognition dinner. This was the first
Distinguished Eagle Award ever
presented in the Canal Zone.
As a result of their many years

(Continued from p. 3)
(6) Cooperativeness; ability to
work with and for other.
(7) Effectiveness in developing
and training employees.
Employees have a right to appeal
a performance rating. A copy of the
Panama Canal Personnel Manual is
available in most units and may be
referred to for full details concern-
ing the performance rating plan.
Employees may inspect their
records in the Personnel Records-
Administrative Branch, Personnel
Bureau, after April 15.

o Depart
on the Isthmus, the Lebers will
leave many friends when they de-
part. Governor Leber was an active
member of the Union Club and the
Panama Golf Club and participated
in many local golf tournaments.
He learned to speak good Span-
ish, which he put to use during his
frequent trips to the Interior of
Panama during fairs, carnivals, and
other functions. He encouraged all
Canal Zone residents to enjoy the
rich culture of Panama and took
the lead in promoting greater har-
mony between the people of Pan-
ama and the Canal Zone.

Hobby Club Opening
The Twin Oceans Hobby Club
will hold a grand opening at its new
office and activity room on the sec-
ond floor of the Balboa Service Cen-
ter at 6 p.m., March 4. Free demon-
strations of hobbies and crafts will
be given and refreshments will be
served. The public is invited.
Hobby supplies and folklore arti-
facts will be available at the club
6 to 9 p.m., Thursdays, and 9 a.m.
to noon on Saturdays.

(Continued from p. 3)
tive action in advancing the stand-
ards of living conditions in the com-
munity of Rainbow City.
Arthur and Rosalyn Bernstein,
who as members of the Atlantic
community since 1941, have strived
continuously for the betterment of
the society in which they live. They
have been associated with the Coco
Solo-France Field Civic Council
since its inception in 1958.
Carl Birchard, M.D., who has
been active in church and church-
associated activities including work
in the Canal Zone and the Republic
of Panama where he has offered his
services as a doctor to the needy.
Bernice K. Davison, who as super-
visor for the Women's Residence
Hall of the Canal Zone College has
voluntarily served as a housemother
since 1968, giving aid, advice and,
comfort and contributing to an
effective and efficient organization.
William I. Hollowell and Alfred
T. Marsh for spreading the mes-
sage and spirit of Christmas through-
out the Isthmus for over a decade.
They voluntarily constructed a sleigh
and assumed the roles of Santa and
helper bringing joy to youngsters
and adults.
Bernard K. Levin, M.D., who has
been a staunch supporter of the
Canal Zone Boy Scouts, donating
his time and knowledge for the past
20 years.
Howard W. Osborn, who has con-
tributed his time and talents toward
the improvement of the community
through his association with the
Canal Zone Masonry, church, and
recreational organizations.
Mrs. Violet Rhaburn for her con-
tribution to the advancement and
betterment of her community
through her work with the Santa

A Mexican Best Ball stag golf
tournament honoring Canal Zone
Cov. W. P. Leber will be held to-
morrow at Summit Hills Golf and
Country Club.
Two teams, each consisting of
three players, will tee off on each
of the 18 tees at 9 a.m. The teams
will be composed of one A player
with a handicap of 0 to 8, one
B player, handicap of 9 to 13 and
one C player with a handicap of 14
and up.
Ten team prizes and special event
prizes will be awarded by the Schlitz
Brewing Co., sponsor of the event.

Youth Center

Offers Live

"The Cap," air-conditioned youth
center in Balboa, is operating under
the joint sponsorship of the Office
of Youth Advisor to the Governor,
C.Z. Youth Council and the Pacific
Youth Association.
"The Gap" will be open every
Friday and Saturday nights from
7 p.m. to midnight beginning this
weekend featuring live entertain-
"The Gap" is open to all youth
in the Canal Zone, both civilian and
military dependents. A membership
card is not necessary. A door fee of
$0.50 or $1 is charged, depending
on whether there are one or two
bands playing. All profits are used
for improving the club and meet-
ing expenses. Adult supervision is
always present.
Tonight, "The Gap" will open
with the sounds of "Virgin Snow"
and "River." Tomorrow, "Northwest
Passage" and "God Child" will
share the spotlight. Door charge will
be $1 per person.

Cruz Civic Council, International
Girl Scouts, and the Santa Cruz
Multi-Purpose Center.
Capt. Clifford V. Torstenson, Pan-
ama Canal pilot, for giving of his
skills and actively participating in
the Girl and Boy Scout movement
since 1948.
Mrs. Marie Van Clief, who has
served the community for over half
a century. Most notable of her
achievements has been more than
5 decades of public service to the
Canal Zone Red Cross.
Roy A. Watson, who has served
as president of the Rainbow City
Civic Council for 3 years, and as a
volunteer member of the Canal Zone
United Fund and the Group Insur-
ance Board. Through his efforts the
social problems of the townsite have
been minimized.

Medical Wives

Planning Tour
The regular monthly meeting of
the Canal Zone Medical Wives' So-
ciety will feature a bus tour to
four prominent Panamanian homes
March 4. A luncheon at the Unicorn
Club will follow the tour.
Sponsoring the March meeting is
the Air Force element of the Med-
ical Wives' Society. Mrs. Vicente
Martinez, chairman of the tour, has
recommended that members and
their guests arrive at least 15 min-
utes prior to the 9:30 a.m. depar-
ture time from the front of the Canal
Zone Library-Museum.
Reservations must be made with
the unit representatives by noon,
March 2.

Art Exhibit
An exhibit of paintings and art
works by Canal Zone artist Boots
George is now being presented at
the JWB Art Gallery on La Boca
Road and will continue through
March 5. The paintings include sea-
scapes and landscapes of Panama.
Mrs. George has studied with Jean
McMan, "Pete Johnson," and at the
Canal Zone College.
Her paintings have been exhibited
in military clubs on both sides of the
Isthmus, at the USARSO Museum,
the Canal Zone College, and at the
Tivoli Little Gallery. Mrs. George
is a member of the National League
of American Penwomen, Canal Zone
She is the mother of four children
and the wife of Dr. Richard George
of Gorgas Hospital.

(Continued from p. 1)
Elementary School. He was pro-
moted to teacher-principal of Cam-
boa School in 1969.
Dahlstrom received his bachelor's
degree in elementary education
from Oshkosh State University in
Oshkosh, Wis., and his master's
degree in curriculum, administra-
tion, and supervision from the Uni-
versity of Wisconsin. He taught in
Wisconsin for 2 years before coming
to the Canal Zone in 1963 as an
elementary teacher at Los Rios. In
1966 he became the educational
coordinator, Data Processing Center
in the Superintendent of Schools'
office, and in 1969 was promoted to

Vernon G. Caturia

Donald K. Miskovsky

The Schools Division announces
the retirement of two elementary
school principals, Charles A. Dubbs
and Mrs. Helen L. Rushing.
Charles A. Dubbs graduated from
Ball State Teachers' College and
was awarded his master's degree in
education and English from the
same college. He did post graduate
study in education at Indiana Uni-
versity and Ball State Teachers' Col-
lege. He taught 4 years in secondary
schools and served 2 years as prin-
cipal, K-12 ghades, in Indiana before

(Continued from p. 1)
The Engineering and Construc-
tion Bureau asks residents to wash
cars, water lawns, and do as much
laundry as possible on weekends
and holidays when there is less de-
mand for water. Officials suggest
that you hold the hose in your hand
instead of using a sprinkler for
watering lawns. When washing cars,
use a bucket of water and sponge for
rinsing and turn off the hose between
Also do not allow those in your
household to waste water. Report all
leaking faucets to your work order

Supervisor, Electronic Data Process-
ing Center.
Miller was graduated from State
University College of Education in
New Paltz, N.Y., and received his
master's degree in elementary edu-
cation from the same college. He
has done additional work at Seton
Hall University, Paterson, N.J., and
graduate work in administration and
supervision at State University Col-
lege of Education, New Paltz. He
taught for 9 years in elementary
schools in New York and was teach-
er-principal for 4 years before
coming to the Canal Zone as an
elementary teacher in Coco Solo in
September 1963.

Robert F. Dahlstrom

Charles R. Miller

coming to the Canal Zone in July
1946 as Principal of the Secondary
School in Silver City, C.Z.
Dubbs served 22 years with the
Schools Division and 2 years as
Training Officer with the Personnel
Bureau. In the Schools Division, he
served as principal of secondary
schools, acting director of vocational
education, director of secondary edu-
cation, assistant to Superintendent
of Schools, assistant Superintendent
Latin American Schools, principal of
elementary schools. His last position
was Principal, Diablo Elementary
Mrs. Helen L. Rushing received
her bachelor's degree in elementary
education from Northern Illinois
State Teachers' College and her
master's degree in education from
Northwestern University. She taught
for 14 years in elementary schools
in Illinois before coining to the Ca-
nal Zone as an elementary teacher
in Gatun in 1946.
Mrs. Rushing served with the
Schools Division for 24 years-i year
as teacher, 15 as teacher-principal,
and 8 years as supervising principal.
Her last assignment was supervising
principal of the Fort Davis and Fort
Cirlick Elementary Schools.

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Vol. IX, No. 37 Mads de 56 Ainos al Servicio del Comercio Mundial Viernes 26 de Febrero de 1971

Ascendido W P. Leber;

Parker Serac Gobernador

El Gobernador W. P. Leber y su
esposa se despediran de la Zona
del Canal, la pr6xima semana, al
terrninar el Gobernador su segundo
period de servicio en el Istmno. Lo
reemplazara el General de Divisi6n
David S. Parker, quien anteriormen-
te sirvi6 en Panama en dos ocasio-
nes, en una de las que le toc6 re-
emplazar al entonces Coronel Leber
como Vicegobernador.
Los esposos Leber regresaran a
los Estados Unidos, donde el Go-
bernador Leber asumira sus nuevas
responsabilidades como Administra-
dor del Sistema de Salvaguarda, en
reemplazo del Teniente General Al-
fred D. Starbird, quien se jubila. Al
anunciar su nombramiento, el Se-
cretario de la Defensa Melvin R.
Laird dijo que el Gobernador Leber
sera nominado para ser ascendido a
Teniente General.
El Gobernador Leber vino al Ist-
mo bien familiarizado con las ope-
raciones del Canal, como conse-
cuencia de su servicio como Vice-
gobernador de 1961 a 1963. Al ter-
minar dicho period, tanto l1 como
su esposa recibieron la condecora-
ci6n de Vasco Niuiez de Balboa de
la Republica de PanamA. Era la pri-
mera vez que se conferia dicho ho-
nor a un Vicegobernador de la Zona
del Canal y a su esposa.
El 159 Gobernador de la Zona del
Canal dejari en el Istmo un lega-
do de logros en diversas Areas, tanto
tecnol6gicas como personages
Poco despu6s de su llegada inici6
un program destinado a emplear
mas panamefios en posiciones de
gran responsabilidad y t6cnica. Se
puso mayor 6nfasis en el recluta-
miento director y en el adiestramien-
to especial de ciudadanos paname-
fios en programs tales como el de
Adiestramiento en Equipo Flotante.
Debido al aumento del trAfico y
a las predicciones de un miumero aun
mayor de barcos que transitaran en

Habra Feria

En Poll gono

Rancho Ramos
La Feria el Caribbean College
Club estA sefialada para el 6 de
marzo de 11 a.m. a 5 p.m. en el Po-
ligono Rancho Ramos de la Policia
en Margarita. La entrada cuesta 25
centavos por persona, lo cual inclui-
rA una oportunidad de ganarse un
viaje a San Andr6s para dos per-
Habra casetas con atracciones
para nifios y adults. La Caseta de
PanamA exhibira articulos hechos en
cl interior y proporcionarA a todo
el mundo una buena oportunidad de
comprar objetos de artesania pana-
Algunas organizaciones en Pana-
ma y en la Zona del Canal donarin
articulos para el Kiosko de las Ofer-
tas Selladas. La "oferta sellada"
mAs alta ganarA el articulo en su-
Una atracci6n especial serA Joan
Borsten y tres artesanos del Inte-
rior quienes ensefiaran a cualquier
persona interesada en hacer "Solas",
articulos tejidos de paja y fibras de
Este es el linico proyecto de re-
caudaci6n de fondos del Caribbean
College Club y todo el mundo estA
invitado a asistir y participar de la
alegria de la feria. Lo que se re-
caude sera utilizado para establecer
una beca para un estudiante de la
Escuela Secundaria de Crist6bal.

el future, una de las principles pre-
ocupaciones del Gobernador fue
aumentar la capacidad de la via
Uno de los puntos culininantes de
so administraci6n fue la terminaci6n
del proyecto multimillonario de am-
pliaci6n del Corte Gaillard, que co-
menz6 en 1918. El contrato final
para la ampliaci6n de los tramos de
Bas Obispo y Las Cascadas fue otor-
gado poco antes de que el Gober-
nador llegara y el trabajo de los con-
tratistas termin6 cn 1969. El pro-
yecto fiue terminado por personal
del Canal el 15 de agosto de 1970,
dia en que el Canal cumplia 56 afios.
El Gobernador Leber seiial6 en-
tonces que, a pesar de que los cons-
tructores del Canal eran hombres de
gran vision, ni siquiera ellos pudie-
ron prever el nipido crecimiento en
niimero v tamailo de los barcos que
utilizan el Canal. Se hacia necesario
mejorarlo para proporcionar un paso
seguro, rapido y eficiente a los bu-
ques. Una de las mejoras mas im-
portantes fue el program de am-
pliaci6n del Corte.
Recientemente se han efectuado
varies studios en relaci6n con la
capacidatl del Canal, incluso un pro-
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

Tres felices personas muestran los Premios Honori-
ficos por Servicio Piblico que recibieron la semana pa-
sada en acto que tuvo lugar en la rotonda del Edificio
de Administraci6n del Canal de Panama. Son ellos, de

Vernon Forbes, segundo a la derecha, Ayudante Aparejador en la Divisi6n
Industrial, recibi6 un premio de $100 por una sugerencia el 8 del corriente
en la Divisi6n Industrial. Sugiri6 el uso de canastas para cl personal en vez
del andamiaje en la rehabilitaci6n de las tuberias SIP-3 en las compuertas
de las Esclusas de Gal'in, tin ahorro estimnado en $1.000 al ponerse en prAc-
tica esta sugerencia. Forbes ha estado empleado con el Canal de PanamA
durante 21 aiios y ha estado 10 aiios con la Divisi6n Industrial. En la foto-
grafia aparecen, de izquierda a derecha: Howard L. Clarke, jefe inmediato
de Forbes; Vincent Ridge, Forbes y el Coronel Charles R. Clark, Director
de Ingenieria y Construcci6n.

Calificaran en Marzo

A Todos los Empleados

Este es el tiempo en que se cali-
fica el desempefio de los empleados
y usted puede obtener un premio en
efectivo si ha cumplido con sus de-
beres de manera sobresaliente.
En 1970, el trabajo y desempefio
superiores beneficiaron a unos 600
empleados, quienes recibieron pre-
mios por un total de $112.000. Cua-
trocientos de ellos recibieron califi-
caciones de sobresaliente, mientras
que 50 obtuvieron aunmentos por
calidad superior de trabajo.

De acuerdo con el program ide
calificaciones, tin empleado puede
ser calificado como "sobresaliente",
"satisfactorio" o "no satisfactorio".
En cada caso, el supervisor debe
discutir y notificar al empleado sobre
su calificaci6n. Para "sobresaliente"
y "no satisfactorio" debe haber una
justificacion escrita.
De acuerdo con su grado, cual-
quier empleado puede ser recomen-
dado para un premio en efectivo
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

izquierda a derecha: la Sm. Violet Rhaburn, de Santa
Cruz; Roy A. Watson, president del Consejo Civico
de Rainbow City, y Wilfred Barrow, destacado lider
de la comunidad de Rainbow City.

Entregan Premios a 18

Por Servicio Puiblico

Dieciocho Premios Honorificos
por Servicio P6blico fueron entre-
gados la semana pasada en la ro-
tonda del Edificio de Administra-
ci6n en la primer ceremonia annual
del Premio por Servicio Ptiblico del
Canal de Panama.
Los que recibieron los premios
fueron citados por contribuir o me-
jorar la eficiencia, economic y efec-
tividad de la organizaci6n del Canal
o mejorar la comunidad istmefla por
sus servicios o actos voluntarios dii-
rante el ultimo afio calendario.
Hablando en la ceremonia de en-
trega de premios, el Gobernador
W. P. Leber dijo: "Este es un nuevo
reconocimiento a las personas quoe
han prestado sus servicios en forma
voluntaria. En el pasado lo hemos
premiado, pero senti que era conve-
niente tener un premio mas formal
y duradero".
Otros que participaron en el pro-
grama fueron Edward A. Doolan,
Director de Personal; Paul M. Run-
nestrand, Secrctario Ejecutivo v el
Vicegobernador R. S. Ilartline.
Las nominaciones para el premio
fueron solicitadas a la alta adminis-
traci6n del Canal y a grupos civicos,
obreros y religiosos en la Zona del
Canal. Las nomninaciones fueron re-
visadas por ce Comitt de Premios dc,
Estimulo y el Gobernador hizo las
El premio estate n forma de un
ccrtificado que lleva las fotografias
del actual Presidente de los Estados
Unidos y el Gobernador de ia Zona
del Canal, acompafiado por un mc-
dall6n ya sea de oro, plata o bronce.
El grado de diferencia en los tres
niveles del premio es nominal, como
lo cs el prestigio y honor asociados
con el premio que abarca todos los
El disefio del medall6n fue torna-
do de la placa de bronce que honra
la memorial del Coronel David D.
Gaillard, el ingenicro encargado de
la excavaci6n del Corte Culebra du-
rante Ia 6poca de la construcci6n.
La placa original esta colocada en
la parte frontal del Cerro del Con-

tratista. La adaptaci6n del diseino
para el medall6n fue hecha por
Frank Kwai Ben, un empleado de la
organizaci6n del Canal. Cada me-
dall6n va acompafiado de una pe-
queiia replica para Ilevarla en la
solapa del saco o en e traje.
Solamente fue entregado un me-
dall6n de oro. Fue para la Unidad
de Payasos del Abou Saad Shrine
por su "servicio voluntario como un
grupo prominent de ciudadanos
para la comunidad istmefia". La ci-
taci6n decia en parte: "Su labor ex-
cepcional ha establecido lazos de
amistad entire los Estados Unidos y
las comunidades latinoamericanas
Inucho mas alli de su definici6n.
Cualquier ingreso derivado de sus
actuaciones, ya sea por medio de
donaciones o actividades para re-
caudar fondos, ha sido para los
Hospitales Shrine para Nifios Lisia-
dlos. Su contribuci6n fue parte sig-
nificativa del program del Templo
Abou Saad que cnvi6 a 26 ninios
lisiados para ser tratados en hospi-
tales de Estados Unidos en 1970.
Cuatro medalloncs de plata fue-
ron entregados por servicios o actos
que tuvieron un impact local en
la comunidad o en la organizaci6n
del Canal. Trece medallones de
bronce fueron entregados por actos
o servicios que tuvieron impact en
una division, poblado o instalacion
Los que recibicron niedallones de
plata fueron:
Richard W. Coy, quien como fun-
dador y organizador de las Ligas
Menor y Juvenil del Pacifico hizo
possible que ms dtie 1.300 mucha-
chos jugaran l)eisl)bol en ligas orga-
Manuel M. Progana, quien ha (de-
dicado su tiempo, habilidad y fon-
dos para ayudar a los nifios excep-
cionales, particularmente los niflos
ciegos, en la comunidad istmcina.
Bruce A. Quinn, por la contribu-
ci6n de su tiempo y talent para la
producci6n y direcci6n de destaca-
das producciones teatrales durante
(Continda en la pdgina 4)

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at. =



Febrero 26, 1971

qente en la Joticia

------ ~

Caracteristica de su personalidad es
la sonrisa que siempre acompaiia a
Luis A. Alcaide, mecanico electr6-
nico de servicio en el taller de elec-
tr6nica de la Divisi6n de Electrici-
dad. Aunque su taller estA situado
en el Area Industrial del Puerto de
Balboa, generalmente se le puede
ver por todas las dependencias del
Canal en el sector Pacifico y, en
ocasiones, le toca viajar a otras par-
tes a cumplir con sus deberes. Naci6
en la ciudad de La Vega, en la Re-
publica Dominicana. "Fue por acci-
dente", explica, "mis padres poseian
una propiedad alli y alli residieron
durante unos 20 afios, que fue cuan-
do yo naci, pero regresaron nueva-
mente a Puerto Rico, de donde eran
oriundos. Por eso soy ciudadano es-
tadounidense". Su instrucci6n pri-
maria la curs6 en El Hatillo, Puerto
Rico, quo era donde sus padres resi-
dian en ese tiempo. La escuela se-
cundaria la complete en la ciudad
de Rio Piedras, donde tambi6n curs6
2'/2 afios de ciencias naturales en la
Universidad de Puerto Rico. Alcai-
de reside en Balboa, en uni6n de su
esposa, Sra. Enelda SAnchez de Al-
caide, nacida en Chitrg, y de sus
hijos: Angela del Carmen, de 15
afios, quien estudia en la Escuela
Secundaria de Balboa; Arlene M.,
de 11 afios, que esta en la Escuela
Primaria de Balboa; y Luis Carlos,
de apenas 3 afios. "Es el diablillo
de la casa", dice con una amplia
sonrisa. Dice que en su vida le han
sucedido cosas interesantes, pero
ninguna como la manera como co-




Sujeto a cambios sin
previo aviso

10:30-La Novela Matinal
11:15-E Retorno del
Llanero Solitario
11:45-Corsarios y Filihusteros
12:00-Sorteo del Miercolito
12:15-C6micos y Canciones
1:00-Informativo del
2:30-Cine Hogar
4:00-E1 Mundo de
CUsar Romero
7:30-El Mundo Joven de
Josei Jose
11:00-Los Vengadores

noci6 a su esposa. Dice que fue
cuando l1 estaba en el Ej6rcito de
Estados Unidos y dos hermanos y
dos hermanas suyas residian en
Nueva York. "Cada vez que me es-
cribian, me decian que una pana-
menia, vecina de ellos, me mandaba
saludos", dice recordando ese tiem-
po. Pronto se empezaron a escribir,
cosa que hicieron durante 1 afno.
Pasado ese tiempo, sali6 del Ejer-
cito y fue a donde sus hermanos a
Nueva York, donde la conoci6. "Un
mes despu6s", dice, "6ramos novios
oficialmente y contrajimos matrimo-
nio el 14 de agosto de 1954". Hom-
bre emprendedor, Alcaide posee
una finca, con siembra de pifias, na-
ranjas y toronjas, ademas de unas
cuantas cabezas de ganado, cerca
de La Chorrera. Posee ademfs un
lote de terreno en la barriada resi-
dencial de Betania, pero dice que
su mayor deseo ahora mismo es
construir una casa de campo en la
finca de La Chorrera. Antes de ve-
nir a trabajar con el Canal de Pa-
nama, donde ya Ileva casi 10 aiios
de servicio, trabaj6 en la Interna-
tional General Electric en Puerto
Rico. Aprendi6 su profesi6n desde
que cursaba la secundaria en Rio
Piedras, donde la tom6 como un pa-
satiempo. Cuando entr6 al Ej6rcito
lo enviaron a una escuela de elec-
tr6nica y despu6s curs6 studios de
electr6nica en el Instituto de Iti
RCA en la ciudad de Nueva York.
Le gusta much PanamA, pero de
todo el interior de la Republica, por
razones obvias, prefiere a Chitr6.

9:15-Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
12:30-Carrousel Internacional
1:30-Domingo Deportivo
5:30-TarzAn y Super-Acci6n
9:00-Hawaii Cinco Cero
10:00-Luces, CAmara, Acci6n

10:30-La Novela Matinal
11:15-E Retorno del
Llanero Solitario
11:45-Corsarios y Filibusteros
12:15-Jueves Estelares
1:00-Informativo del
2:30-Cine Hogar
4:00-El Mundo de
CUsar Romero
7:30-La Cosquilla
10:00-Marcus Welby
11:;00-Los Vengadores

10:30-La Novela AMatinal
11:15-El Hetorno del
Llancro Solitario
11:45-Corsarios y Filibusteros
1:00-Informativo del
2:30-Cine IHogar
4:00-El Mundo de
C6sar Romero
7:30-La Criada Bien Criada
I 0:00-El Diablo se Divierte
1 1:00-Los Vengadores
10:30-La Novela Matinal
11:15-El Retorno del
Llanero Solitario
11:45-Corsarios y Filibusteros
1:00-Informativo del
2:30-Cine Hlogar
4:00-El Mundo de
CCsar Romecro
10:00-La Ley del Rev6lver
11:00-La Hora Cero




Sjceto ; n camlios sin
previo aIviso

11 :15-Carnaval de Cartones
I 1:30-Los Picapiedras
12:00-Suerte y Alegria
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:)00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Boris Karloff Presenta
3:00-ElI Buen Pastor
4:00-El IIombre de Cipol
5:00-Los Chicos Hardy
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30)-Tevedos Informa
7:30-El Show de
Mauricio Garc6s
8:30-El Precio de la Fama
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
I 1:00-Alfred Hitchcock

Desde el 26 de Febrero hasta el
5 de Marzo de 1971

SAbado-Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
(G) y The Wings Of Eagles (G)
Domingo-Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (R)
Lunes-Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (R)
Mi6rcoles-The Walking Stick (GP) y The
World, The Flesh And The Devil (GP)
Jueves-The Molly Maguires (GP)
Viernes-Seven Brides For Seven Brothers
(G) y The Wings Of Eagles (G)
Domingo-The Sicilian Clan (GP)
Lunes-The Walking Stick (GP) y The
World, The Flesh And The Devil (GP)
Martes-The Molly Maguires (GP)
Mi rcoles-Dracula Has Risen From The
Grave (GP)
Viernes-Moon Zero Two (G) y
Ice Palace (G)
Viernes, 10:00 p.m.-The Sharkfighters
SAbado-The Italian Job (G) v
The Sons Of Katie Elder (C)
Domingo-The Love Bug (G)
Lunes-The Love Bug (G)
Martes-Heaven With A Gun (GP)
Jueves-Brotherly Love (R) y
Two Violent Men (GP)
Viernes, 10:00 p.m.-Purple Plain (G)
NOTA-Nueva clasificaci6n: (G) Entrada
general. (GP) Entrada general. Se so-
giere guia de los padres. (R) Restringi-
da. No se admitira a menores de 17
anos, si no estln acompanados de sos
padres o son graduandos de secundaria.
(X) No se admitinr menores de 17 anios.
SIT significa: "Con titulos en espanol".
Todas las peliculas comienzan a las
7 p.m., except cuiando se indica. Este
program est; slnjeto a camblios sin
previo aviso.

Los mejores 10 afios en la vida de
una mujer estin entire los 29 y los 30.

10:30-La Novela Mlatinal
11:15-El Retorno del
Llanero Solitario
11:45-Corsarios y Filibusteros
1:00-Informativo del
2:30-Cine Hogar
4:00-El Mundo de
Cisar Romero
4:30-) Telenove
7:30-La Cosqoilla
10:00-Centro hMedico
I 1:00-Lo.s Vengadores
11:00-Archie y Sabrina
11:15-ElRetorno del
Llanero Solitario
12:30-Daniel El Travieso
1:00-Informativo del
1:30-Gomer Pyle
2:00-Victor Martinez Blanco
4:30-Los Catedriiticos del
5:30-El Caballo do Ilierro
7:30-El Topo Gigio
8-30-El Detertive Fantasnma
1:30-Pzazz 71

9:00- lacia El Mjaiana
9:15-La Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
12:00-Suerte y Alegria,
12:30-Homa Mi Amor
1 :(0-Julia
1:30-Mii Mujer es IHechicera
2:00-Huscando Novia a Psapa
3:00- Los Invencilbles
1:3)0-El Zorro
5:00-El Gran Chaparral
7:00-G)rupo 21
7:3(1 -El Especial
8:30-Los Poderosos
9:00-Mi Joven )Defensor
1(0:30-El T'eatro de
Manolo Fibregas

11:1 5-Carnaval de Cartones
I 1:3)0-Los Picapiedras
12:00-Los Monstruos
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Horis Karloff Presenta
3:00-El Buen Pastor
1:00-El IHombre de Ciposl
5:30-Mar InsOlito
(:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-Los Internos
8:30-Cine de Oro
10:30-Ultimnas Noticias
11 1:()-Alfred Hitchcock

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Los Picapiedras
12:0)-Los Monstrunos
1'2:30-Trs Ina Noticia
1:00(-E 1 Show de la Una
2:00-Horis Karloll Presenta
3:00-El linuen Pastor
I:00-El Ilomnbre de Cipol
5:00-1Ialcones del Espacio
5:30-1rino Salvaje
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30--Tevedos Informa
7:3O-Los Beverly de
8-30-Mision Inmposible
9):30-Patrulla Juvrenil
I(:30-Ultimas Noticias
I 1:00-Alfred Hitchcockl

11:1 5-Carnaval dc Cartones
I 1:.3()-Los Picapiedras
12:00-Los Monstruos
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Boris Karloff Presenta
3:00-El Buen Pastor
4:00-El IIombre de Cipol
5:00-Festival Loopy
5:30-El Correcaninos
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
i:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-El Show de
Andy Williams
8:30-Los Atrevidos
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
I 1:00-Alfred Ilitchcock


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rnmai. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya
fucre verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6-
nica o noticia aqui aparecida, sin
necesidad de solicited express.
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
Jefe de la Oficina de Informacidn
La informaci6n que se deseare publi-
car en el SP'ILLWAY debe ser enviada
a la oficina del Jefe de Prensa. Dirigir
la corresponclencia a PANAMA CANAL
SIL.LWAY, Apartado M, Balboa, Zona
del Canal.
Distribuci6n gratuita a todos los
empleados del Canal de Panama.
Valor de la subscripci6n para otros
(incluvendo envio por correo) $2.60 al
afio. Los cheques deben hacerse pa-
gaderos al Panama Canal Company y
dirigidos a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions,
Box M, Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

Cierre por


La Secci6n B en Balboa y la Sec-
ci6n X en Crist6bal permaneceran
cerradas todo el dia martes 9 de
marzo debido a inventario y nueva-
mente para recuento el jueves 19 deti

"Yo no uve la culpa. Fue el pinchaza
quoe me dio el r e al prenderme la
Medalla de Seguridad".

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Los Picapiedras
12:00-Los Monstruos
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Boris Karloff Presenta
3:00-ElI Buen Pastor
-1:00-El Hombre de Cipol
5:00-Porky y Sus Amigos
5:30-Los Magnificos
6i:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-Agencia Cero
8:30-La Pelicula de
la Senmana
10(:30-Ultimas Noticias
1 1 :00-Alfred Hitchcock

10:00-H1acia El Mafiana
10:30-De Mujer a Muier
11:30-Mis Adorables Sobrinos
12:00-Mi Mundo y
Bienvenido a El
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Polla Musical y
(i:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-Tierra de Gigantes
8:30-Audacia es el Juego
10:00-La Guerra Secreta
10:3)0-Ultimas Noticias
I 1:00-Cine Sibado

Club de Senoras

Otorga Premios

A Estudiantes

El Club Soroptimista de Panama
ha anunciado los tires ganadores de
los Premios por Virtudes Civicas de
los J6venes, que otorga el mencio-
nado club.
Laura McArthur, graduanda de la
Escuela Secundaria de Balboa, fue
la ganadora del primer premio;
Lydia Kam, graduanda del Colegio
San Vicente de Panama, ocup6 el
segundo puesto, y de tercero qued6
Eddie Wood, Jr., graduando de la
Secundaria de Balboa.
Los jueces oficiales del concurso
fueron la Sra. Georgina C. de Young,
Jefe del Personal de Servicios So-
ciales de la Zona del Canal; el Pro-
fesor Luis 0. Miranda, de la Uni-
versidad Cat6lica Santa Maria La
Antigua, y el Dr. Kenneth E. Lake,
Coordinator de Programas de las
Escuelas de la Zona del Canal.
La solicited de la Srta. McArthur
competing con las solicitudes gana-
doras de los clubs soroptimistas de
Colon, David y Costa Rica, por nii
premio de $1.000.
La Srta. McArthur recibi6 un pre-
mio de $25 del Club de Panama,
mientras que los otros dos recibie-
ron $15 y $10, respectivamente. Este
afio, 16 graduandos compitieron por
el premio.
La Federaci6n Soroptimista de las
Ambricas, Inc., es una organizaci6n
clasificada international para muje-
res profesionales y ejecutivas de ne-
gocios que creen en la integridad,
valor y habilidad de la juventud. La
Dra. Lydia Sogandares es Ina presi-
denta del Club de Panama y la Sra.
Frances Sampsell la president (el
Comit6 de Educaci6n.

Pwopam4 de Et*enko

Febrero 27-Gran Baile de Carnavalito en la Cancha de Tenis de Paraiso.
Febrero 27 y 28-Carnavalito. La despedida del Carnaval en todo Panama.
Es costumbre celebrar bailes en todos los lugares de expansion, con lo
que se cierra esa temporada de jolgorio.
Marzo 19-Dia de la Constituci6n. Dia de fiesta national en Panama, por
lo que cerrarAn el comercio, la banca y todas las oficinas p6blicas y priva-
das de todo el pais.
Marzo 17-A las 7 p.m., serA inaugurada la gran Feria de San Jos6 de David,
que se extenderA hasta el domingo 21 de marzo. Es la feria mas grande
y mas concurrida de todo el interior de la Repdblica de Panama. Durante
esos dias concurren a David, tercera ciudad en importancia de la Repd-
blica, expositores de todas parties de la naci6n y de muchas parties de
Centro Am6rica. Tambien Ilegan ganaderos de Texas y otras parties de
Estados Unidos a admirar el magnifico ganado vacuno y caballar que
se produce en Chiriqui y otras parties de Panama. Durante los dias de la
feria se celebra tambi6n en David la temporada de Carnaval.
Marzo 19.-Dia de San Jos6. Fiestas patronales de la ciudad de David. Es
el dia mis grande de la Feria de San Jos6 y cierran todas las empresas
oficiales y particulars de la ciudad. Por la tarde se Ileva a cabo un des-
file de carros aleg6ricos, presidido por la Reina de la Feria y adornado
por bellas sciioritas de la provincia que tiene fama por la hermosura
de sus mujeres.

PAgina 2

En Su


Febrero 26, 1971



El Profesor Luis Carlos Lewis, Ayudante Juvenil en
la Zona del Canal en el Consejo Juvenil, fue el orador
principal en la cena de instalaci6n del Club N9 3251-U
de los Maestros de Ceremonias de Panamfi. Hablando
sobre el "Prop6sito del Consejo Juvenil de la Zona del
Canal", el Profesor Lewis deline6 la importancia del
consejo en su labor con la juventud actual en la Zona
del Canal. Su dinimico discurso, respaldado con diapo-

Piden a Todos que

Cuiden el Agua en

La Estacion Seca
Se solicita ]a cooperaci6n de los
residents del sector Pacifico de la
Zona del Canal con el fin de conser-
var el agua potable durante el resto
de la estaci6n seca.
El consume de agua, en el sector
Pacifico, ha Ilegado a un punto mas
al iA de la capacidad de purificaci6n
de la Planta de Filtraci6n de Mira-
flores, por lo que se hacen necesa-
rias medidas de conservaci6n que
garanticen un abasto adecuado has-
ta que Ilegue la pr6xima estaci6n
La Direcci6n de Ingenieria y
Construcci6n solicita a los residen-
tes que laven sus autos, rieguen el
edsped y laven la mayor cantidad
possible de ropa durante los fines de
semana y dias de fiesta, que es cuan-
do hay menor demand de agua.
Los funcionarios sugieren que so
riegue sosteniendo la mangucra en
las manos, en lugar de usar regade-
ras autom/iticas para regar el cesped.
Sugieren tambi(n que s usen bal-
des y esponjas para lavar los autos v
se cierre la manguera entire enjua-
Ademais sc solicita que no permi-
tan que sc desperdicic cl agua en
las casas. Taml)bi6n, debert infor-
marse sobre cualquier pluma o grifo
que tengan escapes a la secci6n de
6rdenes de trabajo de la Oficina de
la Vivienda.

1 4 w -- II i i
"No veo por qu6 la compafiia insisted
en hacer tantas reuniones de segu-

/ .

sitivas de various proyectos dentro de las actividades del
consejo, fue la nota destacada de la cena de instalaci6n.
El president saliente del club, Clifford Newman, en-
treg6 al orador el trofeo del "Premio para el mejor Ora-
dor". Sentados aparecen, de izquierda a derecha: el
Reverendo Teodore Daniels, de espaldas a la cfimara;
la Sra. Marie Clark; Henry A. Clark, nuevo president
del club; y Clifford Newman, el president saliente.

El Observatorio de la Zona del
Canal, situado cerca de las Esclu-
sas de Miraflores, fue abierto para
el pliblico a principios de este mes y
los visitantes sernin bienvenidos los
domingos y martes, de 7 a 9 p.m.,
durante el rest de la estaci6n seca.
Los visitantes podran escuchar
charlas al aire libre sobre observa-
ciones astron6micas que dara J. Wes
Seaquist, coordinator del Centro
Audiovisual de la Divisi6n de Es-
cuelas, quien esta a cargo del ob-
servatorio, y que tambi6n dictara
B. J. Brown, autoridad en astrono-
mia desde hace tiempo, quien per-
tenece al personal de la Divisi6n de
Ingenieria. Las observaciones astro-
n6micas se hacen por medio deC un
telescopio de refracci6n de 5 pulga-
das que estai dentro del observa-
Se hablan'i accrca de las conste-
laciones, ]a lina, los planets, las
nebulosas, galaxies y sobre las estre-
llas mas brillantes.
Durante la present estaci6on seca

(Basindose sobre total de Servicio Civil)

20 Afios
Robert R. Hill
Encargado de Contabilidad
Manuel G6mez
Ayudante Operario de Esclusa
Harold B. Milbourne
Ilenrick S. Rawlins
Adolfo Preciado
Rupert L. White
Pintor (Mantenijmiento)
Narciso Soils
David Prestin M.
Marincro (Lancha Motora)
Augusto P. Pinto
Capataz (Operaciones de Estiba-
A Bordo)
Jos6 HernAndez
(Continfa en la pdgina 4)

seran visible las siguientes conste-
laciones y sus estrellas mais brillan-
tes: Andr6meda, Taurus, Auriga,
G6minis, Leo, Osa Mayor, Can Ma-
vor y otras, entire las cuales la mais
bella es la de Ori6n. A las 7 p.m.,
el planet Saturno estal casi en el
cenit. A finales de la estaci6n seca,
se podrA observer a prima noche, la
hermosa Cruz del Sur.
Cuando mejor se puede observer
la lunma es antes de que sea llena.
Cuando hay luna llena no es muy
ventajoso. La luna se ve mcjor cuan-
do esta en cuarto creciente, o sea,
cuando esta medio iluminada, o un
poco antes.
En el obscrvatorio hay amplio es-
pacio do cstacionamiento.



En la Zona del Canal se han pre-
sentado various casos de Leptospiro-
sis recientemente. Esta enfermedad
es conocida tambi6n como Enferme-
dad de Weil. Algunos de sus sinto-
mas mas comunes son: fiebre, dolor
de cabeza, escalofrios, fuerte males-
tar, v6mitos, dolores musculares e
inflamaci6n de los ojos. Dura de 1 a
3 semanas y puede haber recaidas.
La proporci6n de mortalidad cs baja,
pero aumenta con la edad.
Los casos que se han presentado
en la Zona del Canal han sido loca-
lizados en personas que han tenido
contact con aguas contaminadas o
con barro en la boca del Rio Cha-
gres y en el Fuerte San Lorenzo. La
enfermedad no se transmite entire
humans sino que se contrae por
medio del contact con aguas o cie-
no contaminados con la orina de ani-
males infectados, tales como gana-
do, perros, cerdos y algunos anima-
les salvajes.
Ello sucede cuando se nada o se
cruza por aguas contaminadas y es
peligro de trabajo para los trabaja-
dores del campo, agricultores, tra-
bajadores de alcantarillas, veterina-
rios, empleados de mataderos, tra-
bajores de la industrial del pescado,
buscadores de botellas y artefactos
y en unidades militares.
Tambi6n puede contraerse esta
enfermedad mediante contact di-
recto con animals infectados, por
penetraci6n en la piel arufiada y por
pequefias cortadas, o cuando se in-
gieren materials o agua infectadas.
Para ayudar a prevenir esta en-

El Southern California Rapid
Transit District ha dado a conocer
sus planes sobre la puesta en circu-
laci6n de nuevos omnibuses. Estos
seran muy pequeiios y la idea es
ayudar a descongestionar el trifico
en la ciudad de Los Angeles, EE.
UU. Ademas de descongestionar el
trafico se reducing la contaminaci6n
del aire. Los mini-omnibuses circu-
larin cada 3 minutes y seran finan-
ciados por varias organizaciones


Empleados del Ramo de Servicio de Comidas dieron
una fiesta de despedida a la Srta. Geraldine L. Watson,
sentada al centro, con motivo de su jubilaci6n, despu6s
de laborar durante 30 afios en el Centro de Servicios
Comunales de Margarita. Su primer empleo fue como
ayudante general en la cocina cuando abri6 el Centro
de Servicios Comunales de Margarita en 1941. La Srta.
Watson era Oficinista Encargada del Inventario para el
Complejo de Margarita al moment de su jubilaci6n.



fermedad, se exhorta al p6blico a
seguir las siguientes sugerencias:
1. Evite nadar o cruzar por aguas
potencialmente contaminadas.
2. Use botas y guantes, cuando su
trahajo requiera qule used est6 en
contact con aguas o cieno conta-
3. Proteja su boca y su nariz del
agua contaminada que pueda salpi-
car desde dichas areas cuando ex-
plore por fangales o charcos no pro-
fundos sospechosos en los cuales se
pueda concentrar la orina de los
animals durante la noche. Live-
se completamente, inmediatamente
despu6s de haber efectuado alguno
dc los trabajos o actividades que
mencionamos arriba.



Roan F. Callender
Ernesto Gittens
W. B. Fall
C. H. Harrill
Norberto Herrera L. '
Philip Joseph
Joselyn D. Lynch
Charles R. Stevens
Clayton J. Auble
George Chambers
Stanford M. Clement
Isabel Harrison
Harry A. Smith
Alvin B. Kenton
Edward V. Dolan
Ray C. Burda
William D. Young
James E. Henderson
Carlos Alberto Bieberach
Neville Simons


Con la homenajeada estaban sentadlos a la mesa, de
izquierda a derecha, la Sra. P. Kaplan, Gerente de Res-
taurante; W. White, Supervisor; la Srta. Watson; P. J.
Bauman, Gerente del Complejo de Margarita; y R. J.
Saarinen, Superintendentc del Ramo de Servicio de
Comidas. Parados estAn los compafieros de trahajo de
la Srta. Watson, quienes le entregaron various regalos y
le ofrecieron un almuerzo en su honor el 61timo dia
de trabajo.

Paigina 3

Abierto el Observatorio

Los Domingos y Martes

gos y Martes

PAgina 4


20 Ailos
(Viene de la pdgina 3)
Jos6 A. Moreira
Gilberto Villa
Lester Anderson
Capataz (Operaciones de Estiba-
Horacio Quintero
Cyril A. Atherley
Mecanico de Automotores
Agustin Ruiz R.
TomAs Herrera
Jose A. L6pez
Ruben Davis
Verificador de Carga
Emilio Linares
Ray S. Witt
Capataz de Turno
(Operaciones MecAnicas)
Manuel H. Aizpr6a
Rupert Jordan
Capataz Reparador de
Instrumentos Telef6nicos
Kendrick M. Johnson
Rhoda S. Brians
Maestra (Escuelas Primarias
Edwin H. Roach
Capataz Encargado de
Mantenimiento de Predios
Clarence B. Pinnock
Perley B. Hartwell, Jr.


uevo Remolcaclor Inici6

Nuevo Remolcador Inicio

Operaciones en Cristobal

El nuevo remolcador Jay J. Mor-
row fue puesto en servicio reciente-
mente en el Puerto de Crist6bal, con
lo que se complete la flotilla de cin-
co nuevos remolcadores automatiza-
dos, en el sector AtlAntico del Canal
de Panama. Se ha convertido asi en
una de las mejores flotillas do re-
molcadores que existen en el mundo.
El Jay J. Morrow es idntico a
otros cuatro remolcadores muy mo-
dernos, el Trinidad II, el Julian L.
Schley, el Chester Harding y el
Joseph C. Mehaffey, que levan el
nombre de ex gobernadores de la
Zona del Canal. Dichos remolcado-
res, puestos en servicio durante los
6ltimos 3 anlos, son los mas peque-
fios pero los mas poderosos de todos
los que posee el Canal de Panama.
Tienen 96 pies de largo, 28 pies de
ancho y operan con dos mAquinas
de 1.500 caballos de fuerza cada
una. Poseen lo iltimo en sistemas de
vigilancia de seguridad y el sistema
"Tugmonitor" de control automAti-
co. Este uiltimo, vigila electr6nica-
mente las funciones mayores de la
maquinaria principal, del equipo de
generadores y de las mAquinas auxi-
liares. En el puente de mando estin
colocados indicadores, alarmas y

Calificaran en Marzo ...

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
hasta de $350, si ha sido calificado
como de desempeino sobresaliente.
Otra caracteristica del program es
que los empleados no manuales y
postales, que desempefian posicio-
nes permanentes, pueden recibir un
aumento por calidad superior de
trabajo si obtienen calificaci6n de
sobresaliente. El aumento de esca-
16n reemplaza al premio en efeotivo.
El plan de calificaciones ha sido
establecido con el fin de proporcio-
nar un m6todo para evaluar el de-
sempceio en el trabajo de los em-
pleados y reconooer sus contribucio-

Premios Honorificos ..

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
la uiltima d6cada, incluyendo las
obras anuales musicales y dranmAti-
cas del Fondo Unido que han lo-
grado significativa contribuci6n eco-
n6mica a la campaila annual del Fon-
do Unido.
Wesley "Red" Townsend por su
contribuci6n al adelanto y mejora-
miento de la juventud local por un
period de mAs de 20 afios. Es uno
de los fundadores del Campamento
Chagres, organizador y lider de jam-
borees de scouts, planificador e in-
novador de futures programs de
Medallones de bronce fueron en-
tregados a las siguientes personas:
Floyd y Beverly Baker por su par-
ticipaci6n active en movimientos ju-
veniles, familiares y comunales en
la comunidad del AtlAntico.
Wilfred Barrow por su servicio
voluntario como consejero para los
adults y j6venes y por tomar ac-
ci6n positive en el adelanto de las
normas en las condiciones de vida
en la comunidad de Rainbow City.
Arthur y Rosalyn Bernstein, quic-
nes como miembros de la comuni-
dad del AtlAntico desde 1941, sc
han esforzado continuamente por el
mejoramiento de la sociedad en la
cual viven. Han estado asociados
con el Consejo Civico de Coco Solo-
France Field desde su fundaci6n en
Carl Birchard, M.D., quien ha
estado active en actividades de la
iglesia y asociadas con la iglesia, in-
cluyendo trabajo on la Zona del
Canal y en la lRepb'ilica de PanamA
en donde ha ofrecido sus servicios
como m6dico ial neceJsiItdo y aid
Bernice K. Davison, (lli e co Tio
supervisor del internado feliunino
de la Universidad de lI Zona del
Canal ha servido voluntariamnntce
casi como una madre desdo 1908,

proporcionando ayuda, consejo y
comodidad y contribuyendo a una
organizaci6n efectiva y eficiente.
William I. Hollowell y Alfred T.
Marsh por propagar cl mensaje y
el espiritu de Navidad por todo el
Istmo durante mas de una dicada.
Construyeron voluntariamente un
trineo y asumieron los papeles de
Santa Claus para lievar la alegria a
j6venes y adults.
Bernard K. Levin, M.D., quien
es un fiel defensor de los Boy Scouts
do la Zona del Canal, donando su
tiempo y conocimiicnto durante los
filtimos 20 afios.
Howard W. Osborn, quien ha
contribuido con su ticmpo y talent
en busca del mejoramiento do la
comunidad a trav6s de su asocia-
ci6n con la Masoneria de la Zona
del Canal, la iglesia y las organiza-
ciones recrcativas.
Sra. Violet Rhaburn, por su con-
tribuci6n al adelanto y mejoramien-
to de su comunidad a trav6s de su
labor con el Consejo Civico de Santa
Cruz, las Girl Scout Internacionales
y el Centro Multi-Funcional de
Santa Cruz.
CapitAn Clifford V. Torstenson,
prictico del Canal de PanamA, por
dar sus conocimientos y participa-
ci6n active en el movimiento de Boy
Scouts y Muchachas Guias desde
Sra. Marie Van Clief, quien ha
servido a la comunidad durante mis
de medio siglo. Lo mas notable de
sus logros ha sido el servicio piblico
prestado por mis Ide 5 decadas a la
Cruz Roja de la Zona del Canal.
Roy A. Watson, quien ha servido
como president del Consejo Civico
de Rainbow City durante 3 afios y
inicmbro voluntario del Fondo Uni-
dlo do la Zona del Canal y de la Jun-
ta de Seguro Colectivo. A trav6s de
sous csfuerzos los problems sociales
d(l poilado so han rcdulcido.

nes a la eficiencia y economic de la
organizaci6n del Canal.
Este program ayuda tambien a
mejorar el desempeino de los em-
pleados al fortalecer sus relaciones
con el supervisor, al identificar las
normas y requisitos del trabajo, al
hacer reconocimiento de un desem-
pefio laudatorio y sobresaliente, al
reconocer y corregir las deficiencies
en el trabajo y al proporcionar una
guia para las acciones de personal.
Las calificaciones se basan en el
siguiente criteria:
A. Calidad del Desempefio:
(1) Minuciosidad: aceptabilidad y
suficiencia de los resultados.
(2) Confiabilidad: precision en el
(3) Orden y nitidez en el trabajo.
(4) Habilidad t6cnica con que se
emplean procedimientos, instrumen-
tos o mAquinas importantes en el
desempeiio de los deberes.
(5) Sugerencias originales o con-
tribuciones para mejorar los m6todos
de trabajo.
(6) Efectividad en conseguir que
se haga un buen trabajo en una uni-
B. Productividad:
(1) Cantidad de trabajo logrado.
(2) Laboriosidad, buen uso del
tiempo, interns, energia en el de-
sempeio de los deberes.
(3) Planeamiento del trabajo para
mejor utilizar el tiempo y los re-
(4) Rapidez, prontitud en tenni-
nar las tareas.
(5) Efectividad en lograr prodlIc-
ci6n adecuada en una unidad.
C. Capacidades mostradas en el tra-
(1) Conocimiento de los deberes
y trabajo relacionado.
(2) Habilidad en aprender y apro-
vecharse de la experiencia y la
(3) Educaci6n y adiestramiento
especial para la posici6n.
(4) Juicio, sentido de las propor-
ciones; sentido com6n.
(5) Iniciativa e ingenio, habilidad
para mejorar.
(6) Cooperaci6n; habilidad para
trabajar con y para otros.
(7) Efectividad en mejorar y
adiestrar los empleados.
Los empleados tienen el derecho
de apelar las calificaciones por su
desempefio. En la mayoria de las
unidades existe una copia del Ma-
nual de Personal del Canal de Pa-
nama (PCPM) el que se puede con-
sultar para detalles.
Los archives de los empleados es-
tarAn a la disposici6n para que los
empleados los revisen en el Ramo
Administrative de Archivos de Per-
sonal, en la Direcci6n de Personal,
a partir del 15 de abril.

Febrero 26, 1971

Ascendido W. P. Leber . .
(Viene die la pdgina 1)

controls que colocan directamente
el control remote del cuarto de mA-
quinas a la orden del piloto.
El Gobernador Morrow, quien
administr6 la Zona del Canal desde
marzo de 1921 hasta octubre de
1924, vino primero al Istmo como
Ingeniero Ayudante de Manteni-
miento en 1915, Ilegando a Ingenie-
ro de Mantenimiento en 1916. Sirvi6
en Francia durante la I Guerra
Mundial, como Jefe de Ingenieros
del Primer Ej6rcito y como Jefe de
Departamento de Ingenieros, des-
pu6s de lo cual regres6 a su antigua
posici6n en la Zona del Canal, en
1919. Fue ascendido a general de
brigada en junior de 1918 y Francia
lo hizo Caballero de la Legi6n de
Honor ese mismo afio. Se retire del
Ej6rcito en agosto de 1922.
El General Morrow muri6 el 16
de abril de 1933. Sus cenizas fue-
ron entregadas a las aguas del Rio
Chagres, en las que, 2 ainos antes, 61
habia regado las cenizas de su es-
posa, quien consideraba que los
aiios mas felices y efectivos de sus
vidas los habian pasado cuando 61
era Gobernador de la Zona del

fundo anAlisis dcl mercado y de los
pron6sticos sobre el trAfico, hechos
por iina firm consultora en econo-
La disponibilidad del agua para
la operaci6n de las esclusas ha sido
uno de los principals problems
estudiados en el program de capa-
cidad. Para resolverlo, cl Canal de
PanamA, bajo la direcci6n del Go-
bernador Leber, ha iniciado un es-
tudio para aumentar el abasto de
agua hasta el punto en que sea su-
ficiente par ma ntener un mAximo
nivel de trAnsitos de unas 26.800
naves al afio.
Tambi6n se negoci6 un contrato
con una firma privada para estudiar
y recomendar mejoras al Sistema de
Control de TrAfico Maritime que
coordina los trAnsitos de las embar-
caciones por el Canal.
Tres remolcadores automatizados
fueron entregados al Canal de Pa-
nama en el aflo fiscal 1971. Fueron
el J. C. Mehaffey, el Jay J. Morrow
y el Chester Harding, que estin
siendo usados en el Canal para ayu-
dar a las naves mis grades en las
esclusas, en el Corte y al atracar y
desatracar de los muelles. AdemAs,
fue entregada una nueva barcaza
gr6a de $75.000.
En 1970 comenz6 una campafia
para combatir la contaminaci6n por
petr6leo en aguas del Canal, ponien-
do el mayor 6nfasis en detenninar
las fuentes de contaminaci6n y en
encontrar los medios para comba-
tirla y prevenirla.
A pesar del intense trAfico y del
gran tamaiio de los barcos que cru-
zaron durante los iltimos 3 alios,
hubo pocos accidents series en'el
Canal. El de mayor consideraci6n,
probablemente, tuvo lugar en febre-
ro de 1968, cuando el transportador
a granel japones Shozan Marid, car-
gado con mineral de hierro, se des-
vi6 y golpe6 la orilla oriental del
Corte Gaillard. Las averias que su-
fri6 causaron que el barco tocara
fondo en el cauce del Canal. Pero
la via cerr6 s6lo por 18 horas y 20
minutes, gracias a la capacidad del
personal del Canal de PanamA que
logr6 sacar a flote la embarcaci6n y
sacarla del Corte.
Otro accident serio ocurri6 el 6

Sugerencias para aficionados
El cord6n electric no se zafara del enchufe, ni se pelarA, y probablemente
tampoco crearA un cortocircuito, si se sella con caucho plistico despubs que
se hayan apretado los tornillos de los bornes.
En tales lugares como un taller done un f6sforo o cigarrillo encendido
pudieran ser la causa de incendio, puede hacerse un cenicero extinguidor
de llamas invirtiendo una maceta sobre un platillo. Cuando se echa por el agu-
jero del fondo el f6sforo encendido, la llama se apaga inmediatamente.
Para tener a la mano las navajitas de afeitar de un solo filo y sin peligro
de que resulten en cortaduras, pueden conservarse empotrAndolas en un
bloque de caucho esponjoso.
Las caioerias calientes en tales lugares como el s6tano de la casa, pueden
ser la causa de quemaduras si alguien las toca inadvertidamente. Esto pue-
de evitarse recubriendolas con aluminio o una pintura roja resistente al calor *

de diciembre (Ie 1970, cuando el
carguero Sian Yung, de la China
Nacionalista, se hundi6 en el Corte
despu6s de haber golpeado la orilla
occidental del Canal. En este caso,
el trafico por el Canal no se inte-
rrumpi6 durante un period consi-
derable de tiempo, debido a que la
nave fue sacada del cauce antes de
que se hundiera.
Los problems de la juventud en
la Zona del Canal fueron enfrenta-
dos por el Gobernador el aio pasa-
do, cuando formnn6 el Consejo Juve-
nil de la Zona del Canal y nombr6
a Clarence C. Payne como Asesor
de Asuntos Juveniles. La labor de
Payne consist en coordinar los es-
fuerzos de la empresa del Canal de
PanamA y de la comunidad de la
Zona del Canal con el fin de ayudar
a los j6venes a que se conviertan en
miembros responsables de la comu-
Durante sus 4 aiios aqui, el Go-
bernador Leber ha apoyado much
a los Exploradores de Am6rica, Ca-
pitulo de la Zona del Canal, del cual
fue president honorario. El Gober-
nador Leber, quien fue Scout Agui-
la, recibi6 el Premio del Aguila Dis-
tinguida, uno de los honors mis
grancdes del escultismo, en reciente
cena de repartici6n de premios y de
reconocimientos. Esta fue la primer
vez que se otorgaba esta distinci6n
en la Zona del Canal.
Debido a los imuchos afios que
pasaron en el Istmo, los esposos
Leber dejarin muchas amistades. El
Cobernador Leber era miembro ac-
tivo del Club Uni6n y del Club de
Golf de Panama y particip6 en mu-
chos torneos locales.
Aprendi6 a hablar el espafnol y 1o
usaba en sus frecuentes viajes al in-
terior de PanamA, durante ferias,
carnavales y otras funciones. Exhor-
t6 a todos los residents de la Zona
del Canal a disfrutar de la rica cul-
tura de PanamA y jug6 papel im-
portante en la promoci6n de las bue-
nas relaciones de los habitantes de
PanamA y la Zona del Canal.

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