The Panama Canal spillway =

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The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
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Parallel title:
Canal de Panamá Spillway
Issues for also have Spanish title:
Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Canal Zone
Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
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Place of Publication:
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Panama Canal
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37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.


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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.
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"Official Panama Canal publication."
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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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T PANAMA CANAL Gift of the Panama Canal Museum



Vol. VII, No. 41 More Than 50 Years of Service to World Commerce Friday, March 28, 1969

Ocean-to-Ocean Cayuco -n> 17"

Race To Begin April 18

The annual ocean-to-ocean Cayuco
Race, which has set new records for
almost each of its 17 years, will be
held this year April 18, 19, and 20.
Approximately 35 dugouts are ex-
pected to enter the 50-mile race from
the Cristobal Yacht Club on the At-
lantic side to Rodman Naval Station.
The event is sponsored by the Canal
Zone Council of the Boy Scouts of
This will represent the largest num-
ber of cayucos to enter the annual
event. Last year 28 boats took part
in the Canal transit including "patch"
boats which do not compete but
qualify their Boy Scout crew mem-
bers to wear the Cayuco Race patch
on their uniforms.

CZC Class



The class schedule for the 1969
summer session of the Canal Zone
College has been prepared and is now
being distributed by the college
administrative office.
A broad program of courses has
been scheduled by the various depart-
ments of the college. A number of
second semester classes are being
taught during the summer session
to give students an opportunity to
complete the 2-semester sequence
of various courses. Both English and
mathematics precollege review classes
also are included in the schedule to
enable students entering college on
a conditional basis to complete such
requirements during the summer
Registration will be held during
the period of May 26-June 6. Classes
will begin June 9 and the last day
of late registration and class changes
for the summer session will be June
12. During the summer, classes at the
Canal Zone College meet 4 days per
week, Mondays through Thursdays.
Class schedules are available from
the college office, Room 209, in the
main college building on the La Boca
campus. Interested persons may re-
quest that the schedule be mailed to
them by calling the college office at
Balboa 2380, 2676, or 4590.

Calendar of

March 26-29--"How To Succeed In Busi-
ness Without Really Trying," one of the
biggest musical comedy hits of theatrical
history, tonight and tomorrow at the
Canal Zone College Theater.
March 28-Movie Night at the Cristobal
Little Theatre. "Old Tyme" movies of
W. C. Fields will be shown. Admission
is $1 for adults and 50 cents for children.
March 30-The Isthmian Choral Society
and the Canal Zone Symphonette will
present a concert at the Balboa Union
Church Sunday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m.
Edward R. Carwithen, Cristobal High
School Music Director, is directing.
April 2-The Easter Vacation Junior Golf
Tournament at Fort Amador is open to
all boys on the Isthmus who are at least
9 years old and who will not bie 18
before September 1969. No entry fee.
Practice rounds may be played Monday,
March 31. Registration on or before
March 31 at the Amador Golf Club.
April 4-Good Friday. (Holiday, 1. of P.
and U.S.)
April 6-Easter Sunday.
April 12-15-Pacific Softball League play-
off in Balboa.
April 16-27-Viceroy Slow Pitch Softball
Tournament, Pacific Softball League
Park, Balboa. Games nightly and all day
Saturday and Sunday. A total of 24
teams from Canal Zone and Panama will
April 28 to May 4-Schlitz Fast Pitch
Softball League Park. Teams from Canal
Zone and Panama.

The race is scheduled to get under-
way at 3 p.m. from the Cristobal
Yacht Club and continue to about
4:30 p.m. at Catun Locks. On April
19, the boats will go from Gatun to
Camboa beginning at 7 a.m. with
the last craft arriving at Gamboa at
about 2 p.m.
On the final leg of the race
April 20, the cayucos will leave from
Gamboa at 9 a.m. and lock down on
the east lane of Pedro Miguel Locks
at noon. The last boat is expected
to arrive at Miraflores at 12:30 p.m.
at which time they will transit the
lock and continue to Rodman Naval
Last year's race was won by the
crew paddling Non Illegititmis Car-
borunclum in a record time of 6 hours,
15 minutes and 58 seconds. The boat
was sponsored by Squadron 15 of
the 24th Combat Support Group,
Albrook AFB.
Like runners attempting to break
the 4-minute mile, cayuco crews have
been striving to break the ocean-to-
ocean race in 7 hours since it started.
In 1967 only two boats made it in
less than 7 hours and last year four
cayucos made the transit in less than
7 hours.
Heading his year's race committee
are: Comdr. John F. Campbell, com-
mander of the U.S. Naval Force,
Southern Command, and the 15th
Naval District coordinator; Richard
Beall, Wesley Townsend and Jerry
Detamore, assistant coordinators.
The winning boat will receive the
212-foot tall trophy and the crew
members will be awarded gold
medals. Crews aboard the second and
third place boats will receive silver
and bronze medals respectively. A
banner will be awarded the first four
Two new awards will be presented
this year to the last place cayuco.
They are a lead anchor and a hard
luck award, a cayuco paddle with a
hole in it.

Men working on the west side wall at Pedro Miguel Locks
seemed to be perched on a ledge high above another
group engaged in the installation of lateral culvert bulk-

heads on the floor of the empty locks chamber. The
picture was taken by A. P. Mann, Chief of the Civil
Engineering Branch.

Overhaul Finished

Ahead of Schedule

Locks overhaul at Pedro Miguel,
started early in February, was conm-
pleted Sunday, March 23, 2 days
ahead of schedule.
With the opening of the west lane,
traffic resumed through both cham-
bers on an accelerated schedule to
clear up the backlog which had ac-
cumulated at both the Pacific and
Atlantic terminals of the Canal.
Sunday and Monday, a total of 96
deepwater vessels were sent through
the waterway and traffic was con-
sidered current by Tuesday with only
a normal backlog remaining.
The daily traffic average for the

Area Clergymen To Speak

At Good Friday Service

A special ecumenically orientated
Good Friday service, to which the
general public is invited, will be
held at Redeemer Lutheran Church,
Balboa, April 4, beginning at noon.
Area clergymen of varying denom-
inations will participate. Speakers
will be the Reverend F. Baron Cock-
burn (British Methodist), the Rever-
end Terence G. Ford (Episcopal), the
Reverend Joe Carl Johnson (Baptist),
Msgr. Carlos A. Lewis (Roman

Last Week's Visitors

Miraflores Locks ______
Gatun Locks. _____
Las Cruces,
partial transit, 8 trips.--.
Small launches,
partial transits, 4 trips ---
Summit Gardens _______
Points of interest in Panama.
Points of interest in the
Canal Zone__-___---
Ships transits:
U.S.S. Oceanographer
Statendlam _____
Jeanne d'Arc __- _____
Galileo Galilei___
Grand total. _






Catholic), the Reverend Kenneth L.
Mahler (Lutheran), the Reverend
Clarence Payne (Union Church), and
Chaplain George B. Vandcrpoel
(Rodman Naval Station). The Rev-
erend Carl W. Bretsher of Redeemer
Lutheran Church, host congregation,
will be the officiant.
Though its total duration will be
3 hours, the service will be divided
into seven individual worship seg-
ments, each lasting about 20 minutes.
A 5-minute intennission will occur
between segments to enable wor-
shipers to come and go as their
schedules permit.
Special music will be provided by
the choirs of Balboa Union Church,
Wesley Methodist Church, and Re-
deemer Lutheran Church, and by the
Air Force Officers Wives Club "Sky-
larks." Appropriate renditions also
will be offered by instrumental groups
from the USAFSO Band.
Redeemer Lutheran Church is lo-
cated in Balboa, at the corner of
Balboa Road and Wight Street, op-
posite the YMCA. Both the civilian
and military communities of the area
are invited to attend this special

month on March 23 was 39.5 ocean-
going ships, with an increase to 40.5
ships being expected by the end of
the month of March. This would be
on a level with the daily average for
fiscal year 1968, one of the highest in
Canal history.
Traffic was comparatively slow
during January and February because
of the shipping strike which closed
the major United States ports on the
East and Gulf coasts. A traffic surge
developed in March following the
end of the strike.
Work done at Pedro Miguel Locks
this year included the installation of
lateral culvert bulkhead slots in both
the east and west lanes. The bulkhead
slots are designed to accommodate steel
bulkhead to be fitted whenever cen-
ter of sidewall culvert or valve re-
pairs become necessary in the future.
They replace the lateral culvert plugs
used in the past to block off water in
these culverts.
Overhaul also included the repair
of miter gates Nos. 66 and 67, re-
moved in November and overhauled
at Balboa Drydock. They were put
back on their pintles in the east lane
by the floating crane Hercules at the
end of February. No gates were
removed in the west lane.
Several hundred men, in addition
to regular Canal forces, were hired
for the overhaul with extra men being
taken on by the Locks, Maintenance,
and Industrial Divisions.
Locks overhauls are scheduled for
Catun in 1971 and for Miraflores
Locks in 1972. It is expected that
bulkhead slots, similar to those in-
stalled in Pedro Miguel, will be built
into the floor of Miraflores Locks in
1972. No decision has yet been made
for such an installation at Gatun.

Cushion Undertrain

To Play for Teens
The Cushion Undertrain will play
for the Action Crowd at the Balboa
Teen Club tonight from 7:30 to 11:30
p.m. Dress is sportswear.

SS Cristobal

May Reduce

Auto Space
The increased volume of cargo
being carried on the SS Cristobal and
the possibility of even larger ship-
ments in the future may limit the
number of privately owned vehicles
which can be transported aboard the
ship on each voyage, according to an
announcement by the Water Trans-
portation Division.
Ocean transportation service for
private automobiles on a space avail-
able basis is being provided Panama
Canal employees traveling on the SS
Cristobal. Employees, however, may
be offered deck stowage for their ve-
hicles to avoid leaving the vehicle for
shipment on a later voyage. The uti-
lization of deck space will pennit the
greatest amount of cargo to be
loaded and will reduce delays in ship-
ment of cars.
Every effort is made to accom-
modate all employee automobiles
with priority given to cars accompa-
nied by passengers on the SS Cristo-
bal. On some sailings even deck
space is at a premium because the
area is needed for objects too large
to stow underdeck.
It is recommended that employees
authorize deck stowage of their vehi-
cles in order to minimize delays in
shipment. The Water Transportation
Division will provide a thorough
spray-washing of deck-stowed vehi-
cles upon arrival on the Isthmus.

Stamped Envelope,
Post Card To Be Sold
A 10-cent airmail stamped enve-
lope and a 5-cent ordinary postal card
will go on sale at Balboa Post Office
April 1.
Collectors desiring First Day can-
cellations may send requests to the
Philatelic Agency, Balboa, C.Z. en-
closing remittance of 11 cents for
each envelope and 5 cents for each
postal card.
Requests for mint envelopes and
postal cards should be sent separately
to Philatelic Agency, Balboa, C.Z.


March 28, 1969


Phi Theta Kappa, the national scholastic honor society
at Canal Zone College, recently held a spring initiation
and banquet at the Tivoli Guest House. The initiates are,
first row from left to right: Catherine Jestice, Elsa Kam,
Harriet Hays, Diovelis Diaz, Annabelle Boarman, Julie
Murphy, and Barbara Geddes. Second row from left to

At The Movies

Week Beginning Saturday, GATUN *
March 29, 1969 Sat.-Challenge For Robin Hl
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T
-Born Free (AYC)
BALBOA (Air Conditioned) un.-Boom! (A)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:20 p.m.--Mon., Tues.-The Wicked Dreams (
7:30 p.m.-The Mercenaries (A) Schultz (A)
Tues., 7:30 p.m.-Don't Just Stand Thurs.-The Farmer Takes A
There (A) Iri.-The Doomsday Flight (.
Wed., 7:30 p.m.-The Longest 100
Miles (AY)
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-Massacre Harbor (AYC)
Fri., 2:30. 6:20, 8:00 p.m.-Tammy And
The Millionaire (AYC) Special M at
Sat.-The Wicked Dreams Of Paula (R). AYC ori a Listedl
Schultz (A) Saturday, March 29
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-116 mins.)
-Lt. Robin Crusoe (AYC) BA
Sun.-Mon.-Petulia (A) BALBOA
Tues.-A Thunder Of Drums (A) 10:00 a.m.
Wed.-In Enemy Country (A)
Thurs.-One Man's Way (AYC) Gunnsmoke-Audie Murphy: H
Fri., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-Attack On The laless attackers, saves rl
Iron Coast (AYC) tie. (Technicolor.)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Showdown l O
2:00 p.m.
GAMBOAThe Big Store-Marx Brother
Sat., 8:15 p.m,-The Private Navy Of tin: Enjoy this wacky comma
Sergeant O'Farrell (AY) department store. (SIT.)
Sun.-Sweet November (A)
Tues.-In Enemy Country (A) GAMBOA
Wed.-Petulia (A) 6:15 p.m.
Fri.-One Man's Way (AYC) p.m.
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Fury At Perils Ot Pauline-Pat Bo
Smuggler's Bay (AY) Austin: Two foundlings gi
orphanage and swear their
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned) to each other. (Technicolor
Sat., 7:00 p.m.-Sun., 2:00. 7:00 p.m.-
Thomas Crown Affair (A) COCO SOLO
Mon.-The Thief Of Paris (A)
Toes.-Wed.-The Magnificent Seven (AY) 2:00 p.m.
Thurs.-War Of The Planets (AYC) Walk The Proud Land-Audie
Fri., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-To Kill A Dragon Crowley: He restored peace
(AY) skins and forced the surrec
nimo. (Color.)
Sat.-Pink Jungle (AY)MARGARITA
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-99 mins.) 2:00 p.m.
-Thunderbirds Are Go (AYC) For The Love Of Mike-Rich
Sun.-Mon.-The Charge Of The Light Stu Erwin: A little boy ant
Brigade (A) priest both have dreams am
Tues.-The Doomsday Flight (AY) tru,. (Color.)
Wed.-The Shuttered Room (A)
Thurs.-The Private Navy Of Sergeant GATUN
O'Farrell (AY)
Fri., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-The Farmer Takes 2:00 p.m.
A Wife (AYC) Winter A Go-Go-James St
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-This Island Adams: A musical drama ol
Earth (AYC) who inherits a ski lodge. (

Capt. Alvis E. Rainey, another Pan-
ama Canal pilot-in-training who
recently received his Panama Canal
Marine license as a full fledged Pan-
ama Canal pilot. A native of Little
Rock, Ark., he attended Holmes
Navigation School in Mobile, Ala.,
and obtained his master's license in
1961. Until he joined the Canal or-
ganization in 1967, he was with the
Waterman Steamship Corp. of New
Orleans and Mobile.


All night shows begin at
cept as shown. Program subj
without notice.
Y, young people 12 to 16
8 to 12.
T-Indicates Total Running Ti
IT-Indicates Repeat.
SIT-Indicates Spanish Titles.

right: Barbara Eaton, Miriam Mizrachi, Catherine Allis,
Luisa Chan, Tara Steiff, and Elva Sellens. Third row from
left to right: John P. Marshall, sponsor of Phi Theta Kap-
pa and English department chairman; Leonard Wong,
Eduardo Davis, Thomas Riley, Michael Chavez, and
Larry Forseth.



ood (AYC) All retail stores will be closed on
T-110 mins.) Good Friday, April 4. In order to
Provide food service on the day be-
Of Paula fore the holiday, the Paraiso Retail
Wife (AYC) Store food section only will be open
Thursday, April 3, regular store hours
When ordinarily it would be closed.
The Diablo Heights and Margarita
inees superettes and the Gatun convenience
section will be open their regular
hours Good Friday.

, 1969

ero out tsmarts
ich, and cat-
T-85 mins.

s. Tony Mar-
edy in a large
T-86 mins.

one, Pamela
row up in an
undying love
T-105 mins.

SMurphy, Pat
e to the Red-
ider of Gero-
T-94 mins.

hard Basehart,
d a kindly old
nd they come
T-90 mins.

tacy, Beverly
i a young man
SIT.) (Color.)
T-91 mins.

7:00 p.m. ex-
ect to change

E-A, adults;
i; C, children


Store Hour Flysheet
To Be Distributed

The 1969 Panama Canal telephone
directory reflects the former retail
store hours instead of those placed
into effect March 10, 1968. There-
fore, the Supply Division will issue
in the near future to all subscribers a
flysheet, which may be inserted into
directories, including the correct re-
tail store hours and those of the
service centers and allied facilities.

Storehouse Closings

Storehouses Section B (Balboa) and
Section X (Cristobal will be closed
for inventory Tuesday, April 15, and
again for recount Thursday, May 1,

There is much that is unpleasant
. . Forget.
There is so much more that is
beautiful . Remember.


By Emily J. Price

Richer than All His Tribe is a novel
by Nicholas Monsarrat set on the
fictional island of Pharamaul which
he invented for his earlier story, "The
Tribe that Lost Its Head." The new
book is wholly independent of the
first one and is a well-written novel
of greed, ambition and world politics
in a newly emerged and underdevel-
oped African State.
A new book by Robert J. Serling,
Loud and Clear, has the subtitle "The
Full Answer to Aviation's Vital Ques-
tion: Are the Jets Really Safe." In

USO Trip

To Quito


The USO is sponsoring a trip to
Quito, Ecuador, over Easter vaca-
tion with departure via Ecuatoriana
Airlines April 3 at 6:15 a.m. from
Tocumen International Airport. The
return trip leaves Quito April 8 at
12:15 a.m.
The trip includes a tour to Lata-
cunga Indian Market, one of the most
colorful markets in Ecuador, and a
trip to the Equatorial Monument plus
the villages of Pemasqui and San
The $215 cost of the tour per
person includes the round trip fare
and hotel accommodations at the
Hotel Colon International.
Documents needed for the trip
are Canal Zone exit and reentry
permits and smallpox vaccination.
For reservations contact Mrs.
Julian at the JWB tour desk from
2 to 6 p.m. and Saturday mornings.
A deposit of $25 is required to hold
a confirmed reservation. For further
information call Balboa 1972.

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Captain Kangaroo
1:55-Wrestling From The Olympic
2:50-Parade of Sports
4:35-Pentagon Forum
5:05-American Sportsman
6:00-Weekend '69)
6:25-Movie Marquee
6:30-The Joey Bishop Show
7:40-Get Smart
8:10-SCN News
8:15-The Hollywood Palace
9:05-Canal Zone Calendar
9:10-"My Favorite Martian"
9:35-Lawrence Welk
10:30-Focus On Today
10:45-Boxing From The Olympic
1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-The Christophers
1:20--The Answer
1:50-Danny Kaye
3:05-Cartoon Carnival (Barney
Google and Krazy Kat)
3:55-CBS Golf Classic
4:45-The Mike Douglas Show
6:40-Jeff's Collie
7:05-Milton Berle Show
8:00-SCN News
8:05 -Perry Mason
):00-Anmricans At Work
9:15-Ed Sullivan Show (Premiere)
10:05-Prince Of Peace (Now Is
The Time)
10:35-Focus On Today
10:50-This Is The Life
11:15-The Sacred Heart
4:15-"My Favorite Martian"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Aftornoon (Movie of the Week)
"Down Mexico Way"
5:30-Wide Wide World
6:30-Andy Griffith
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Rowan & Martins Laugh-in
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Ben Casey
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-The Tonite Show
10:25-Focus On Today
10:45-Four Star Anthology (Premiere)
4:15-"The Real McCoys"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Down Mexico Way"
5:30-G.E. College Bowl

6:30-Don Rickles Show (Premiere)
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The Jerry Lewis Show
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Desilu Playhouse
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater
"The Brain"
10:30-Focus On Today
10:50-"The Real McCoys"
5 00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Down Mexico Way"
5:30-The Big Picture
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Kraft Music Hall
8:00-SCN News
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-SCN Special of the Week:
"Reptiles and Amphibians"
10:00-The Third Man
10:25-Focus On Today
10:45-Danny Thomas Show



9 (10

-Danny Thomas Show
-SCN Afternoon News
Afternoon (Cont.)
"Down Mexico Way"
Prince of Peace (Beyond the
-SCN News In Spanish
-The Red Skelton Hour
-SCN News
-Perry Como's Easter Show
Canal Zone Calendar
-Arnmhair Theater:
"Tomorrow at Ten"
Focus On Today
Paris Precinct- "Actress
-"Andy Griffith"
-SCN Afternoon News
-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Down Mexico Way"
Since Wars Begin
-Pentagon Forum
-SCN News In Spanish
-Melody Ranch
-SCN News
-Operation Entertainment
-Canal Zone Calendar
-Bob Hope's Vietnam Xmas
-Focus On Today
-Paragon Playhouse

spite of his scary wording the answer
is yes. The book gives clear examples
of the methods used to achieve safety
by aircraft manufacturers and opera-
tors, and suggests areas for improve-
ment and development. Everyone
who flies should read this.
A trip to exotic places is described
in Willard Price's Odd Way Around
the World. The author had covered
the conventional route, Honolulu,
Yokohama, etc., so that he wanted
to see something different. His jour-
ney took him to Tahiti, Samoa, New
Guinea, Sumatra, Nepal, Uganda, and
many other places, all of which he
describes with gusto. This trip, he
claims, can be made by anyone, as
no private yachts nor chartered planes
were required.
Donald MacKenzie's new mystery,
Dead Straight, is about an ex-burglar
who is trying to go straight. He hires
out as a bodyguard to an attractive
widow who thinks she is haunted by
her late husband. In the resulting
confusion his second-story training
comes in handy.
Tenth in a series of novels called
"Strangers and Brothers" is C. P.
Snow's The Sleep of Reason. Basic-
ally, it is a study of the nature of
individual responsibility, and follows
the hero, Lewis Eliot, as he goes into
retirement from work but not from
his relationships with family and
friends. Included is a vivid court trial
about a shocking murder. This is a
skillful and excellent novel.



Luis Avila P.
James J. Boughner
Richard O. Grazette
Robert C. H. Lee
Frederick R. Leggett
Edward H. Neville, Jr.
Domingo Cedefio R.
Carlos Neri Santana Ch.
Herbert W. Hylton
Urbano Vergara
Beatrice J. Lambert
Helen Owens
Cecil Alfonso Springer
Jos6 Vega
Gary H. Anderson
Joseph M. Corso
Jimmy R. Ransom
Albert M. Jenkins
Norita P. Scott
Vicente A. Ara
Victor Grant
Pablo Cato
William F. Robinson
Floyd J. Naters Gamarra
George W. Sobers

Warren B. Berquist
Allen S. Brown
Harold J. Fritts
Joseph Griffith
Justin Hoy, Jr.
Lindsay Ramsey
Patrick J. Ridge
Vincent D. Ridge
Rodolfo Smith
Rupert A. Tomlinson
Reginald Denney
Oscar Green
Joseph Price
Olin Scott
HIarold G. Smith
Gabriel Thom
Manuel Vald4s
Facundo Vergara
tHenry C. DeRapps

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March 28, 1969


Rodolfo Lewy, engineer with the Interamerican Develop- Contracting Officer in the Engineering and Construction
ment Bank in Washington, D.C., center, inspects the Bureau. Lewy included various points of interest in the
west lane at Pedro Miguel Locks, which is now under- Panama Canal as part of an inspection of projects spon-
going overhaul. He is accompanied by Truman Hoenke, scored in Panma by the Interamerican Development Bank.
Chief of the Locks Division, right, and Col. W. J. Slazak,

Uivoll Uopic3

Start your week with a quiet,
leisurely brunch in the cool air-con-
ditioned comfort of the Roosevelt
Room at the Tivoli Guest House.
Starting at 9 a.m. the efficiently
trained staff will serve your choice
of assorted fruit and juice trays, dol-
lar pancakes, eggs benedict, German
fried potatoes, grilled sausage links,
grilled bacon, deep fried chicken
livers, assorted dry cereals, buttered
toast, cinnamon toast, jam, jelly
assorted coffee cakes, blueberry muf-
fins, coffee, tea, or milk.
The brunch ends at 1 p.m. so get
there early and eat to your heart's
The price is $1.50 adults, children
The Tivoli Guest House invites
you and your family to enjoy Bar-
B-Cue Night March 31. The menu
will feature: B-B-Q beef and pork,
baked beans, oven browned potatoes,
cole slaw, relish tray, michas and
butter, assorted pastries, beverage.
Call 2-2111 and make reservations
for any one of the three convenient
seatings: 5:30, 6:30, or 7:30 p.m.
Adults $1.50; and children 10 and
under $1.

Make your Easter Day very spe-
cial by coming to the Easter Buffet
at the Tivoli Guest House.
The buffet menu includes: roast
leg of lamb with mint jelly, Virginia
baked ham with pineapple, roast tomn
turkey with dressing and cranberry
sauce, mashed potatoes, candied
sweet potatoes, buttered green peas,
fresh fruit tray, relish tray, colored
boiled eggs, tossed salad with Tivoli
dressing, cole slaw, chicken salad,
seafood salad, cheese tray, Ritz crack-
ers and saltines, hot rolls and butter,
Easter bread, hot cross buns, pump-
kin pie, cherry pie, assorted pastries,
fresh fruit compotes, and beverage.
Our seatings will fit in with your
schedule for church and the Easter
Bunny: the seatings are from 12 to
12:15, 2 to 2:15, 6 to 6:15, 8 to 8:30
p.m. Just call 2-2111 for reservations.
The price is just $2.75 for adults
and 1.65 for children 10 and under.

217 Employees Get

30-, 40-Year Awards

One hundred and seventy nine
Panama Canal employees received
30-Year Length of Service Awards
and 38 employees were presented
40-Year Length of Service Awards
at ceremonies held in the Tivoli Guest
House last week.
W. P. Leber, Gov. of the Canal
Zone, addressed the employees and
presented them certificates. Bureau
directors awarded the pins.
W. A. Sullivan, Chief, Employee
Services Branch, made the opening

PC Thanked

For Aiding

MSTS Vessel
A letter of appiecialion for the
rapid action taken by Panama Canal
personnel in response to the Military
Sea Transportation Service request
for tow of the SS Enid Victory last
week, has been expressed by Com-
mander C.M. Rowland, USN, Coim-
manding Officer of MSTS in Balboa
in a letter to Capt. A. L. Gallin, USN,
Panama Canal Marine Director.
"The crew of the tug Taboga and
many shoreside personnel worked all
night Sunday, March 16, in order for
the Taboga to prepare for salvage
operations, transit the Canal and de-
part Balboa early Monday morning,"
the letter said in part. "Outstanding
performance continued throughout
the operation. Please pass a 'Well
Done' to all personnel concerned."
The SS Enid Victory, a U.S. victory
ship bound for Vietnam, broke down
some 270 miles southwest of Balboa
March 16 and was towed back to
Balboa for repairs in answer to a
request from the Military Sea Trans-
portation Service.


The Art Study Group of the Canal
Zone College Club is to meet 9 a.m.
Thursday, April 3, at the home of
Mrs. Russell T. Wise, 2434 Morgan
Ave., Balboa. The program will be
"Actacon and the Atom" from the
Metropolitan Museum's Art Appre-
ciation Series. All members of the
College Club and their guests are

remarks and introduced the Governor
and bureau directors.
The Engineering and Construction
Bureau, with 63 employees receiving
30-Year Length of Service Awards
and eight employees receiving 40-
Year Length of Service Awards, had
the highest number of award earners.
Runners-up were the Supply and
Community Service Bureau with 36
employees getting 30-year awards
and nine employees with 40-year
awards and the Marine Bureau with
29 employees receiving 30-year
awards and eight employees with
40-year awards.
Transportation and Terminals Bu-
reau had 22 employees with 30 years
service and nine with 40 years. The
Civil Affairs Bureau was represented
by 14 employees who received 30-
year awards and one employee was
presented a 40-year award; Health
Bureau, 10 employees with 30-year
awards and two with 40 years; Ad-
ministrative Services, three employees
with 30 years service; Comptroller,
two employees with 30 years and one
with 40 years, and Internal Security,
one 30-year award.

Even among the best of us, the
pressure of work and play sometimes
tends to muddle and confuse our
minds and we hardly know which
way to turn. That knowledge made
us nod knowingly when we saw a
photograph on the front page of
the STAR & HERALD recently showing
three U.S. Public Infonnation repre-
sentatives starting out on a day's
journey to the San Jose Fair up in
the cattle country at Chiriqui. The
photo, according to the caption,
showed Air Force Capt. Jules Dubois,
U.S. Southern Command Public
Affairs Officer; Frank O. Bright of the
PanCanal Information Office, and
Jake Dunham of the USIS, reading
a road map, attempting to route a
way to David.
We hope they made it. If they took
any route other than the only one
there is our boys are in trouble. And
Bright, our man we usually send out
on such ventures, hasn't returned yet.
Possibly instead of going up west
they went down east.

April 8, between 2 and 3 p.m.
Mark it down-it's the start of rainy
season. A little early you say. Non-
sense. Our office Indian, Juan Tonto
Cortez, who knows things like that,
gave us the tip. But to make sure, we
sent Juan out to interview his ancient
grandmother who knows so much
about the rainy weather that she has
never been wet in her 103 years. She
has never been very clean either, but
that's another story. Anyway, after
3 weeks in the bush, Juan rushed
back to confirm the April 8 date. His
grandmother, who is called Old
Grandmother by the family, agreed
to confer with the occult mountain
on payment of two molas, a hen's
tooth and a recording of Lucho Az-
cArraga's Spanish flea and other tam-
bourine favorites. We agreed, and
payment in hand, Old Grandmother
climbed the mountain and remained
there for a few days.
On her return she reported that
the cocobolo tree just west of Capira
near the Inter-American Highway
would bloom on a certain date and
that meant it would certainly rain
April 8. We checked on the tree and

A bid from the Pittsburgh Pirates took 18-year-old Timothy Lane, center, off
to the United States last week where he will join the Pirates' farm league for
spring training at Bradenton, Fla. Before his departure, he got a few tips
from his coach Herbert Raybourne, Balboa High School coach, who is a
scout for the Pirates and sent in young Lane's name. With them is his
mother Mrs. McNair C. Lane, an employee of the Division of Schools. His
father is an employee of the Locks Division. A member of a family of four
boys and four girls, Timothy was graduated from Balboa High in 1968.


IT 's No



sure enough there were vivid purple
flowers in rich array all over the top
of the tree, but none about the lower
branches. When we questioned Old
Grandmother about this phenomenon
and she threw a handful of dry ice
at us and returned to the mountain.
We think granny has something up
her mola so watch out for April 8.
a 0
There's a scientist at the Univer-
sity of Mississippi who is trying .to
adapt pigeons and other birds to take
on such military tasks as firing
machine guns and dropping grenades.
This was duly reported in the local
press along with a photograph of the
guy holding a white pigeon. The only
thing we have to say is "good grief."
If pigeons start dropping anything
else it's war. We've been convinced
for years that a pigeon is man's worst
enemy. Look what they do to our
statues of national heroes. And you
know how difficult it is to get through
a park if you happen to be eating
peanuts. Think what it would be like
if we armed the feathered beasts. A
new crime wave undoubtedly would
erupt and a pistol packing grackle
would head the 10 most wanted list.
It's really too much for us to ponder.
(We've noticed that some birds have
been getting a bit uppity).

15, 1920, records the sale by the
Commissary Division of more than
a pound of gallstones recovered from
cattle at the Cristobal abattoir for
$160; a tidy sum in 1920. The bovine
gallstones, which we would rather
decline describing, went to a com-
pany in Japan. Gallstones of course,
can be polished up nicely and hung
about the neck as charms. Also, they
have high cholesterol content and
for that reason are used in making
ointments and lotions and arterio-
sclerosis. (No wonder the Japanese
lost the war.)
0 0
And speaking of unusual medical
stuff, did you know that myopic
persons can see better, in a way,
than a person with perfect 20/20
vision. Well, for those of you who
don't, Rudolph Burda, head of the
optical section in Balboa, tells us that
nearsighted persons can see minute
details which a person with un-
corrected 20/20 vision will not nor-
mally see. The lenses which are used
to correct their vision are minus
lenses (concave), the center being
thinner as compared to the edge.
(The eyes have it.)
0 0 0
With the fairs at La Chorrera and
David behind us, we recalled the few
similar events we visited in the States.
At Timonium, near Baltimore, Md.,
for example, there was an annual
States fair with all the usual stuff.
But there seemed to be a conspiracy
against us city types to bore us with
an extraordinary number of animal
shows and sales. You couldn't get a
beer on the fair grounds much less
a drink of rum.
o0 0
Tobi Bittel, former writer in the
Information Office who retired last
month, says she is headed for the Far
East and plans to study Japanese at
a university in Japan. With her
knowledge of Spanish, French, Viet-
namese and sundry other languages,
she should have little difficulty mast-
Sering, or is it mistressing, Japanese.

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March 28, 1969

The 1969 All-Zone Baseball Team picked by coaches BHS. Back row, left to right: Rocky Mason, pitcher, CZC;
from Balboa High School, Cristobal High School, and the Hap Brandenburg, pitcher, CHS; Mark Stock, infielder,
Canal Zone College are, front row, left to right: Allen BHS; Fred De Jesus, first base, CZC; Harvey Carey, out-
Valentini, pitcher, CHS; Jerry Weigle, infielder, CHS; fielder, CHS; James Whitney, pitcher, BHS; Neil Fraun-
Frank Rodriguez, infielder, CZC; Carlos Lampas, catcher, heim, outfielder, BHS; and John Green, outfielder, BHS.

With dry season in full swing,
many motorists are heading for the
open roads to the beaches or cool
highlands of the Interior.
American Red Cross lists a number
of cautions for highway safety.
First, before starting on a trip,
make sure your car is safe, that its
brakes, lights, signal devices, wind-
shield wipers, exhaust system, and
steering mechanism-are working
properly. Check to make sure all
tires, including the spare, are in good
Second, keep the space in front of
the rear window clear so the driver
has full vision from the rear and sides
as well as forward. Pack the car's

C.Z. Basketball

Schedule for

'69 Announced

Coach Cleve Oliver's Balboa High
School Bulldogs will start the 1969
basketball season with four returning
lettennen, one 1968 varsity player,
three 1968 junior varsity players, and
four newcomers.
The returning lettermen are Ray
Archer, all-Zone 1968; Charles Ca-
llardo, Keith Bullinger, and Henry
Swann. Ken Turner saw action with
the 1968 varsity squad.
Those who moved up from the
1968 junior varsity are Jon Dun-
ham, Pablo Carrasquillo, and David
Mayse. Four newcomers to the var-
sity are John Green, Frank Robinson,
Tom Baronfa, and Jim Whitney.
The 1969 basketball schedule fol-

Saturday, March 29 through Sunday,
April 6 Easter Holidays.
Friday, March 21-
CHS vs. CZC at Balboa
Tuesday, March 25-
BHS vs. CHS at Coco Solo
Tuesday, April 8-
CZC vs. BIIS at Balboa
Friday, April 11-
CHS vs. BIIS at Balboa
Tuesday, April 15-
CZC vs. CHS at Coco Solo
Friday, April 18-
BIS vs. CZC at Balboa
Tuesday, April 22-
BHS vs. CHS at Coco Solo
Friday, April 25-
CHS vs. CZC at Balboa
Monday, April 28-
CZC vs. BHS at Balboa
Wednesday, April 30, Saturday,
May 3-CZC Tournament at
Balboa Gymnasium.
All games start at 7:00 p.m.

interior to prevent objects from be-
coming dangerous projectiles in case
of a sudden stop or a collision.
Third, carry along a good first aid
kit and some flares, flashing signals,
or other warning devices.
Fourth, use your safety belts at all
Fifth, take a break from the road
every 2 hours or so, in order to keep
Sixth, make allowances for the un-
predictable acts of other drivers.
Drive defensively.
Seventh, check tires for cuts and
other damage after traveling over
bumpy, rocky roads before returning
to highway speeds.
Eighth, be careful when using,
power windows-children can be
hurt by them.
Ninth, don't drink before driving;
don't drive after drinking.
Tenth, observe speed limits as
posted and heed signs and highway
markings. When the weather is bad,
adjust to a slower and safer speed.
Stay on the right side of a double
line on the highway. Crossing it to
pass another car is both dangerous
and illegal.
The American Red Cross also rec-
ommends that every driver be first
aid trained. This will make him more
conscious of accident causes, more
cautious, and will enable him to care
for someone who may be injured.

How Accurate Is

The Description

Of Your Job?

Is the title of your position accur-
When classifying a position, a job
analyst must use the official title ac-
cording to classification standards.
This does not prevent the use of
other titles for internal administra-
tion, public convenience, or similar
purposes. For example, the official
title of a position may be "Clerk-
Stenographer," but members of the
organization may refer to the posi-
tion as the "Secretary."
Position titles should meet three
criteria: (1) descriptiveness, to indi-
cate the kind of work and to dis-
tinguish it from other kinds of work;
(2) brevity, to avoid awkwardness in
use, and (3) consistency, to group
general kinds of work.
While you may not agree with the
official title of your position, it is the
most accurate that can be used for
personnel, budget, and fiscal pur-

While drug abuse in the Canal
Zone is a problem as it is in the
United States, marijuana will con-
tinue to be the main source of the
problem here until the readily avail-
able supplies are stopped, accord-
ing to Canal Zone Health Bureau
But it is not the only drug abuse
practiced in this area. Many non-
narcotic drugs which, when admin-
istered in proper doses, have a
therapeutic effect, but without pro-
fessional supervision and in large
doses, can aggravate personal and
social problems.
Among the most widely abused
non-narcotic drugs are ampheta-
mines, commonly called "pep pills"
or "speed."
They are used medically to curb
appetites for weight reduction, relieve
mild depression, and keep patients
awake in narcolepsy, a disease char-
acterized by uncontrollable desire to
The individual who becomes de-
pendent upon amphetamines is usual-
ly trying to attain relief from fatigue.
He may also be seeking mental alert-
ness and the sense of well being. Or
he may be seeking a relief from
emotional depression.
When used to excess, ampheta-
mines result in excitability, unclear,
or rapid speech, tremors, enlarged
pupils, sleeplessness, and profuse
Medical officials said it was not
clear whether physical dependence
would result from amphetamine
abuse, but it was a fact that psycho-

Laurence Michael Senzer, son of
Dr. and Mrs. David Senzer of Gam-
boa, will be installed as Master Coun-
cilor of the Pacific Chapter Order of
DeMolay in a ceremony to be con-
ducted at the Balboa Scottish Rite
Temple tomorrow at 7:30 p.m.
1i: .. -. .. ..- i- ...-ill 1,. T. I. ,

l1 i coU-oIIIUCIers elCL w ill Jo III
poses. Knick, senior councilor, and Tracy
Howard, junior councilor.
Telephone Tips Guest speaker at the event will be
Maj. Hugh M. Fisher, U.S. Army
WHEN YOU RECEIVE A CALL professor of military science in the
Speak distinctly and pleasantly.- Canal Zone Schools. The traditional
Hold mouthpiece in front of lips. Flower Talk will be given by the
Newly installed Master Councilor.
Special guests will include the Balboa
WHEN YOU MAKE A CALL Assembly No. 1, Order of Rainbow
Keep your conversation brief and for Girls. All DeMolay friends are
businesslike, invited to attend.



logical dependence could occur and
would result in social, economic, and
emotional deterioration for the
chronic abuser.
On occasions, doctors said, an
acute psychosis may develop in the
amphetamine abuser. This can be
characterized by auditory and visual
hallucinations or both.
In one study involving 242 persons
who had histories of 1 to 5-year
chronic usage, 201 individuals showed
signs of mental disorders.
Psychosis could also develop from
acute poisoning with th -ldrug after
a single large dose or after a spree in
which large doses were taken over a
4- or 5-day period.

(On the basis of total Federal Service)
20 Years
Miguel A. Corc6, Jr.
Administrative Officer
(Aide to the Governor-
Protocol Officer)
Alcides Moreno V.
Lionel A. Daniel
Lead Foreman (Operations-Locks
Entimo Amaya
Helper Machinist (Marine)
Hugh Libure
Helper Lock Operator'
Charles E. Hall
Helper Rigger
Garfield A. Yarde
Linehandler (Deckhand)
Creighton D. Anderson
Machinist (Marine)
Humberto G. Middleton
Machinist (Maintenance)
Calvin E. Brown
Leader Lock Operator (Machinist)
Angel Acosta
Leader Railroad Trackman
Rodrigo Duffis
Liquid Fuels Wharfman
Victor Williams
Lead Foreman (Ship Stevedoring)
Flavio H. Santana R.
NicolAs T. Sanchez A.
Leonard Baldonado
Carpenter (Maintenance)
Wolword Williams
Floyd M. Johnson
Yard Conductor
Aurelio Rangel
Utility Worker
Juan Rodriguez G.
Laborer (Heavy-Cold Storage)
Roosevelt L. Grant
Cook (Short Order)
Clemente Paco
Grounds Maintenance Equipment
Operator (Small)
Rogelio C. Choy
Cook (Barbecue)
Flora M. Gonsailez
Alfred A. Moran
Clerk (Work Order)
Pedro R. Martinez
Louis J. Tanassy
Supervisory General Engineer

I -. Charles T. Reeves
S -' . -. .Teacher (Senior Iligh, U.S. Schools)
-" .- -- Felipi Cazobon
S- : PPolice Private
.- F. rank Berry
.. .. Fire Lieutenant
SMary E. E. Hanna
Some of the 108 fifth and sixth grade students who took the left is Mrs. Anna L. Barnes, Physical Education Teller
Part in the annual physical fitness meet at Balboa, warm teacher at the Los Rios Elementary School. Carmen A. Fawcett
up at the Balboa stadium before the events began. At Clerk

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Dry Season Motorists

Urged To Drive Safely

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Vol. VII, No. 41 Mds de 50 Aiios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial Viernes 28 de Marzo de 1969

Finalizan Trabajos en

Esclusas de P. Miguel

El reacondicionamiento de
las Esclusas de Pedro Miguel,
que comenz6 a principios de
febrero, termin6 el domingo 23
de marzo, 2 dias antes de lo
A] abrirse la via occidental,
el trdfico se reanud6 acelerada-
mente en las dos cAmaras con el
fin de despejar el nmimero de
naves que se habian acumulado
en ambas entradas del Canal en
espera de trdnsito.
Noventa y seis naves de alto
bordo transitaron el Canal en-

El trAfico fue relativamente
ligero durante enero y febrero, .
debido a la huelga que cerr6 los
puertos mayores de los Estados
Unidos en las costas AtlAntica
y del Golfo de M6xico. El tri-
fico aument6 en marzo, al ter-
minar la huelga.
El trabajo de este afio en las
Esclusas de Pedro Miguel inclu-
y6 la instalaci6n de ranuras para
mamparos, tanto en la via orien-
tal como en la occidental. Ser-
virAn para colocar mamparos
de acero, cada vez que en el

tre el domingo y lunes y para el future se necesite hacer repara-
martes, el trafico se consideraba cones, tanto en las alcantarillas

normal, con s61o un pequefio
nimmero de naves en espera de
El trafico diario promedio
para el mes de marzo se calcu-
laba, a marzo 23, en 39.5 naves
de alto bordo, esperAndose que
para final de mes el promedio
aumentara a 40.5 naves diaries.
Ello estaria a la par con el pro-
medio diario del afio fiscal 1968,
uno de los mAs altos en la his-
toria del Canal.

Cerraran los

Almacenes el

Viernes Santo
Todos los almacenes permanece-
ran cerrados el Viernes Santo, 4 de
abril. Con el fin de proporcionar ser-
vicio de alimentos el dia anterior al
feriado, la secci6n de comestibles del
AlmAcen de Paraiso abrira el jueves
3 de abril, durante las horas regulars
de venta, cuando ordinariamente de-
beria star cerrado.
Los superettes de Diablo Heights
y Margarita y la Secci6n de conve-
niencias de Gatin abriran durante
sus horas regulars el Viernes Santo.

central y laterales, como en las
respectivas vAlvulas. Reempla-
zan los tapones de alcantarillas
laterales que se usaron en el
pasado para sellar el paso del
El reacondicionamiento in-
cluy6 tambi6n la reparaci6n de
las compuertas 66 y 67, que fue-
ron retiradas en noviembre y
reacondicionadas en el Dique
Seco de Balboa. Fueron coloca-
das nuevamente en sus goznes
por la gr6a flotante H6rcules a
finales de febrero. En la via oc-
cidental no hubo necesidad de
retirar ninguna compuerta.
Various centenares de hombres,
ademAs del personal regular del
Canal, fue empleado por las di-
visiones de Esclusas, de Mante-
nimiento e Industrial para la
labor de reacondicionamiento.
Se ha programado reacondi-
cionar las Esclusas de Gatiin en
1971 y las de Miraflores en 1972.
Se espera instalar en 1972, en
(Continda en la pdgina 4)


Ricardo A. Castillo J., a la izquierda, dibujante de ingenieria en la Secci6n
de Electremecanica de la Divisi6n de Ingenieria, muestra una amplia sonrisa
de satisfacci6n al recibir de manos del Ing. Rubelio D. Quintero, su jefe
inmediato, un certificado por servicios superiores que le fue otorgado debido
a su meritoria conduct. Castillo Ileva ya 13 afios de prestar servicios al Canal
de PanamA y anteriormente habia trabajado en la misma capacidad de dibu-
jante de ingenieria durante 5 afios con la Fuerza A6rea de Estados Unidos,
en la Base de Albrook. "Callin", como carifiosamente le llaman sus compa-
fieros de trabajo recibi6 ademAs un cheque por $150, parte del cual sirvi6
para invitar a sus amistades a que celebraran con 61 la distinci6n de que
ha sido objeto, en el Club Fuerza y Luz de la ciudad de Panama.

La sefiorita Lynne Frauenheim, president de Phi Theta
Kappa, una sociedad honoraria escolAstica national en
la Universidad de la Zona del Canal, da la bienvenida
al Dr. Glen E. Murphy, Decano de la Universidad, en
la iniciaci6n de primavera y el banquet en el Tivoli el
15 de marzo. En la fotografia aparecen tambi6n miembros


Esclusas de Miraflores ___
Esclusas de Gatin. ______
Las Cruces, 8 viajes ..
Lanchas pequefias,
4 viajes___ __ __
Jardines de Summit___
Puntos de interns en
Panamn _____________
Puntos de interns en la
Zona del Canal___ ___
U.S.S. Oceanographer

Statendam ___
Jeanne d'Arc__
Galileo Galilei.
Gran total__






_ 1,555

Agradecen la

Gran Ayuda

Del PanCanal
Una carta de agradecimiento por la
rApida acci6n tomada por el personal
del Canal de PanamA al contestar la
solicitud del Servicio de Transporte
Maritimo Militar para remolcar el
barco Enid Victory la semana pasa-
da, ha sido expresada por el Coman-
dante C. M. Rowland, USN, coman-
dante del Servicio de Transporte
Maritino Militar en Balboa, en una
nota al Capitin A. L. Calling, USN,
Director de Marina del Canal de
"La tripulaci6n del remolcador
Taboga y much personal de costa
trabajaron todo el domingo 16 de
marzo por la noche, con el fin de que
I el Taboga se preparara para sus ope-
raciones de salvamento, transitara el
Canal y partiera de Balboa el lunes
temprano por la mariana", dice la
carta en parte. "La actuaci6n desta-
cada continue durante toda la opera-
(Contin6a en la pdgina 4)

Cierre por


Las Secciones de Almacenes
B (Balboa) y X (Crist6bal)
cerraran por inventario todo
el dia martes 15 de abril, y
nuevamente para el recuento el
Sjueves 19 de mayo.

y patrocinadores de esta organizaci6n. De izquierda a
derecha estin el Decano Murphy, la Srta. Frauenheim,
Angel Rodriguez, vicepresidente; John P. Marshall,
Director del Departamento de Ingles y patrocifiador de
Phi Theta Kappa; Catalina Lau, secretaria, y Lucia Ng,

Regata Anual de Cayucos

Sera del 18 al 20 de Abril
La regata annual de Cayucos de oc6ano a oc6ano, que ha registrado nuevos
records en casi cada uno de sus 17 afios, se celebrarA este afio el 18, 19 y
20 de abril.
Se espera que aproximadamente 35 cayucos se inscriban en la regata de
50 millas desde el Club de Yates de Crist6bal en el sector AtlAntico hasta
la Estaci6n Naval de Rodman. El event es patrocinado por el Consejo de
la Zona del Canal de los Muchachos Exploradores de Am6rica.

Esto representara la mayor canti-
dad de cayucos inscrita en el event
annual. El aio pasado tomaron parte
28 cayucos en la regata por el Canal
incluyendo botes que no compiten
pero que califican a sus tripulaciones
de exploradores para lucir el parche
del Cayuco en sus unifonnes.
La regata estA sefialada para co-
menzar a las 3 p.m. desde el Club de
Yates de Crist6bal y continuarn hasta
aproximadamente las 4:30 p.m. en
las Esclusas de Gatiin. El 19 de abril
los botes partiran de Gaffin hasta
Gamboa comenzando a las 7 a.m.
Ilegando la 1ltima embarcaci6n a
Gamboa como a las 2 p.m.
En la etapa final de la regata, el
20 de abril, los cayucos partirin de
Gamboa a las 9 a.m. y llegarAn a la
via oriental de las Esclusas de Pedro
Miguel al mediodia. Se espera que
el filtimo cayuco llegue a Miraflores
a las 12:30 del dia, cuando transitarin
las esclusas y continuarin hasta la
Estaci6n Naval de Rodman.
La regata del afio pasado fue
ganada por la tripulaci6n del Non
Illegitimus Carborundum en tiempo
record de 6 horas, 15 minutes y 58
segundos. El bote fue patrocinado por
el Escuadr6n 15 del Grupo 24 de
Ayuda de Combate de la Base de la
Fuerza Abrea de Albrook.
Como los corredores que intentan
romper la marca de los 4 minutes en
la milla, las tripulaciones de los cayu-
cos han estado buscando romper las
7 horas de la regata de oc6ano a oc6a-
no, desde que se inici6. En 1967 sola-
mente dos cayucos lo hicieron en
menos de 7 horas y el aio pasado
cuatro cayucos hicieron el trinsito en
menos de 7 horas.
Encabezan el comit6 de la regata
de este aio el Comandante John F.
Campbell, comandante de la Fuerza
Naval de EE. UU., Comando Sur, y
Coordinador del 159 Distrito Naval;
Richard Beall, Wesley Townsend y
Jerry Detamore, coordinadores ayu-
El cayuco triunfador recibirA un
trofeo de 212 pies de altura y a los
miembros de la tripulaci6n se les
entregarAn medallas de oro. Las tri-
pulaciones de los cayucos que finali-

cen en segundo y tercer puesto reci-
bir'n medallas de plata y bronce, res-
pectivamente. Una banderola sern
otorgada a los cuatro primeros botes.
Nuevos premios este ano seran un
ancla para el cayuco que llegue l1ti-
mo, y un premio de mala suerte, un
remo de cayuco con un hueco en el
Cada puesto que inscriba un cayu-
co, escogera una reina. La damita de
la embarcaci6n triunfadora reinara
como la Reina de la Regata. El afio
pasado la Srta. Lee Harwell, hija del
Sargento Hilton D. Harwell y Sra.,
de Fuerte Clayton, represent al ca-
yuco ganador.

Excursion a Quito

Patrocina el USO

Para el 3 de Abril

El USO esta patrocinando un viaie
a Quito, Ecuador, para las vacaciones
de Pascua florida, partiendo en Ecua-
toriana de Aviaci6n el 3 de abril a
las 6:15 a.m. del Aeropuerto Interna-
cional de Tocumen, El viaje de re-
greso partira de Quito el 8 de abril
a las 12:15 a.m.
El viaje incluye una excursion al
Mercado Indio de Latacunga, uno de
Ics mercados mais pintorescos en
Ecuador, y un viaje al Monumento
Ecuatorial, ademAs de las poblaciones
de Pomasqui y San Antonio.
El costo de $125 de la excursion
por persona, include el boleto de ida
y vuelta y alojainiento en el Hotel
Col6n Intemacicnal.
Los documents necesarios para el
viaje son pennisos de salida y regreso
de la Zona del Canal y vacuna contra
la viruela.
Para reservaciones hay que comu-
nicarse con la Sra. Julian en el escri-
torio de excursions del JWB de 2 a
6 p.m. los sabados por la mafiana.
Un dcp6sito de $25 es requerido para
mantener confirmada una reservaci6n.
Para mayor informaci6n hay que
Ilamar a Balboa 1972.




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Marzo 28, 1969



9:30-Conozca el Mundo
10:00-Todo por la Patria
11:30-Mi Amigo el Mago
12:30-Show del Mediodia
2:30-Reprise de la Novela de las 6
4:30-Los Invencibles
6:00-La Novicia Voladora
8:00-El Gran Chaparral
9:00-Ladr6n sin Destino
10:00 -Premiere de Gala

S1:15-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00--Buggs Bunny
1:00-Show de lI Una
3:30-Dias de Nuestras Vidas
4:00-Intriga en Hawaii
5:15-Porky Pig Show
5:30-Abbott y Costello
7:30-Tres Patines
10:30-77 Sunset Strip

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Buggs Bunny
1:00-Show de la Una
3:30-Dias de Nuestras Vidas
4:00-Intriga en Hawaii
7:30-Tres Patines
10:30-77 Sunset Strip

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Loteria y Alegria
1:00-Show de la Una
3:30-Dias de Nuestras Vidas
4:00-Intriga en Hawaii
5:15-Porky Pig Show
5:30-Reino Salvaje
7:30-Blanquita Amaro
8:30-Judd Abogado Defensor
9:30-Ballinger de Chicago
10:30-77 Sunset Strip

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Buggs Bunny
1:00-Show de la Una
3:30-Dias de Nuestras Vidas
4:00-Intriga en Hawaii
5:30-Capitan Escarlata
8:00-Audacia es el Juego
9:30-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
10:30-77 Sunset Strip

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Buggs Bunnyi
1:00-Show de la Una
3:30-Dias de Nuestras Vidas
4:00-Intriga en Hawaii
5:15-Porky Pig Show
7:30-E1 Caf6 Squirt
8:00-Los Invencibles de Nemesis
9:00-Departamento de Policia de
Nueva York
9:30-Variedades de Silvia Pinal
10:30-77 Sunset Strip

10:00-Conozca el Mundo
11:00-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-E1 Pijaro Carpintero
12:00-Los Tres Chiflados
1:00-De Mujer a Mujer
2:00-Reprise de la Novela de las 7
4:00-Deportes en TV-2
6:00-Mis Adorables Sobrinos
7:00-Tierra de Gigantes
9:00-Viaie a las Estrellas
10:30-Cine Sabado

Gente en la Noticia



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Solito en una Isla

Para Dejar de Fumar

dQuiere usted quitarse el hdbito de
fumar? Siga el ejemplo del dands Kurt
Albrechtsen que se ha ido a vivir a
una isla desolada que todavia no han
descubierto los fabricantes de ciga-
Albrechtsen hizo que lo llevaran a
esa isla y anh se quedard hasta que no
le imported vivir sin fumar. Hasta
ahora habia necesitado fumar una ca-
jetilla todos los dias. Si esposa con-
fiesa que la idea es algo descabelclda,
pero que no le import, si es que el
logra desarraigar el hdbito. El conci-
bid la idea al leer un articulo que
decia que en Hong Kong los narco-
manos son sometidos a una cura de
"aislamiento en una isla".

^ y egUrd

"Ouiere recalcarle al personal la im-
portancia de user equipos de profec-
clon respiraooria."

Nicholas J. Ford, es subjefe de guardias (cabo) en la
Division de Terminales, sector Atlantico. Presta servicios
en los muelles de Crist6bal. Oficialmente, tiene 33 afios
de servicios, pero segin sus cAlculos son 38. Cuenta que
comenz6 como ayudante vendedor en el Comisariato de
la vieja Silver City en 1931. Naci6 en la ciudad de Col6n
el 27 de noviembre de 1912 e hizo studios en una
escuela privada hasta el Cuarto Grado. "Desde entonces
tuve que ganarme la vida y no pude estudiar mas", dice
pensativamente. Enviud6 en 1950 y se caso nuevamente.
Su esposa se llama Cecilia Roberts de Ford. Tuvo dos
hijos de su primer matrimonio: Percival, de 38 afios,
sargento del EjIrcito de Estados Unidos que presta ser-
vicios en Baltimore, Maryland. El otro hijo, Vincent, ya
muri6. Ford es catblico y consejero de los Exploradores
del Atl6ntico. Dice que sus mejores condecoraciones son
sus emblemas de servicio por 5, 10, 20 y 30 afios con el
Canal de PanamA. El dice que a veces tiene mala suerte
con la loteria, pero sus compafieros dicen que gana siem-
pre. Le gustan much los bailes de sal6n y de los pueblos
del Interior el que mis le encanta es Penonome. "Su
gente es sumamente hospitalaria y agradable", es el
comentario de Ford. En la foto aparece revisando los
horarios de trabajo. En el tablero se ven los nombres del
sargento y del cabo de guardia. El cabo es Ford y el
Sargento Tuminelli, cuyo nombre aparece de turno, es
nada menos que Joe Tuminelli, famoso jugador de beisbol
de otros tiempos que milit6 con el Carta Vieja de la Liga
Professional de PanamA.

De acuerdo con los funcic
la Direcci6n de Salubridad
que el abuso de las drogas (
problema en la Zona del
igual que en los Estados U
marihuana seguira siendo la
mordial del problema aqui,
se elimine la facilidad con
consigue localmente.
Sin embargo, esta no es
droga de la cual se abusa en
Muchas drogas no narcotic
ser administradas en dosis
tienen efecto teraputico,
vision professional y en grar
pueden traer como consecuc
blemas personales y sociales
Entre las drogas no narc6
corrientemente usadas, se e
las anfetaminas, a las qu
diferentes nombres.
Estas son usadas por los
para disminuir el apetito,
peso, aliviar depresiones lev
tener despiertos a paciente
fren de narcolepsia, enfern
racterizada por un incontrol:
de donnir.
La persona que se habit
de las anfetaminas, casi sien
ca alivio para la fatiga. Ta
tara tratando de mantene



onarios de mentalmente y de sentirse bien, o
, mientras quizAs quiera aliviar una depresi6n
es un gran emotional.
Canal, al Esta droga, cuando es usada en
Unidos, la exceso, puede traer como consecuen-
causa pri- cia excitabilidad, falta de claridad o
hasta que much rapidez en el habla, estreme-
que se la cimientos, el ensanchamiento de las
pupilas, somnolencia y una respira-
s la nica ci6n agitada.
esta Area. Los midicos han dicho que el abuso
as, que al de esta droga puede ocasionar una
correct, dependencia psicol6gica, que causa
sin super- deterioraci6n emotional, social y eco-
ides dosis, n6mica en el que abusa de ellas.
encia pro- Seguin los doctors, el adicto desa-
s. rrolla una psicosis aguda. Esto se ma-
iticas, mAs nifiesta con alucinaciones auditivas y
ncuentran visuales.
e se dan En un studio hecho a 242 perso-
nas que se han habituado a la anfeta-
s m1dicos mina durante 1 a 5 afios, 201 mostra-
reducir el ban sintomas de des6rdenes mentales.
ves y man- La psicosis proviene tambin n del
s que su- envenenamiento causado por una
nedad ca- dosis grande de la droga o despuds
able deseo de un period de 4 a 5 dias en el cual
se haya ingerido grandes cantidades
t:a al uso de ella.

mpre bus-
mbien es-
rse alert

Pm&Wwam4 de Ewvto&


28-31-Tiene lugar en la ciudad de Los Santos la Octava Gran Feria Nacional
de Azuero. Este es el event agropecuario, industrial y commercial
mas grande del aio en las provincias de Herrera y Los Santos. En
la region de Azuero es donde se puede captar con mis pureza las
mclodias y ritmos del folklore panameiio.
30-Domingo de Ramos. Marca el inicio de la Semana Santa. En las iglesias
se reparten las palmas benditas y en ciertas poblaciones del Interior,
es representada la entrada de Jesuis en JerusalIn. En La Chorrera,
a 20 mills de la ciudad de PanamAi, esta procesi6n es traditional.
Los pobladores llevan una image de Jes6s, montada sobre un burrito
por las calls de la ciudad, representando la entrada triunfal de Jes6s
en Jerusalin.

En Su Pantalla




Viernes 28 CERRADO Arizona Raiders (AYC) y 10:00 p.nm.
Guns Of Navarone (AYC) Heroes Of Telemark (AY)
S'ibado 29 Arizona Raiders (AYC) y CERRADO Broken Sabre (AYC) y Man From
Guns Of Navarone (AYC) The Diner's Club (AYC)
Doming 30__ Clambake (AYC) A Man And A Woman (A) Death Rides A Horse (AY)

Lunes 31-_. Clambake (AYC) H lombre (AY) y Death Rides A Horse (AY)
The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (A)
Martes 1 CERRADO Ileroes Of Babylon (AY) y Double Man (A)
Woman Gladiators (AY)
Mi6rcoles 2 Hombre (AY) y Showdown (AY) CERRADO
The Cabinet Of Dr. Caligari (A)
Jueves 3 Heroes Of Babylon (AY) y CERRADO In Like Flint (AY) y
Woman Gladiators (AY) The Visit (A)
Born Free (AYC) y 10:00 p.m.
Viornes 4 CElRRADO Winter A Go-Go (AY) One Million Years B.C. (AY)
GUIA DEL CINE: A, Adultos; Y, J6venes de 12 a 16; C, Niios de 8 a 12.



9:15-La Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
11:00-Ventana del Mundo
12:00-SAlvese Quien Pueda
12:30-Camara Indiscreta
1:00-Domingo Deportivo
8:00-E1 Santo
9:00-Programa Especial
10:00-Estreno Sorpresivo

12:00--Msica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3:30-Charlas y Dibujos Animados
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-PAiginas de la Vida
6:30-Instantineas Sociales
6:35-Primera Plana
7:30-Get Smart
8:00-Lunes de Revlon
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Micronoticiero y
Conflicts Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero y Enigma
11:00-Los Defensores

12:00-Musica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3:30-El Hogar y La Escuela
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-Piginas de la Vida
6:30-Instantineas Sociales
6:35-Primera Plana
7:30-C6micos y Canciones
8:00-La Hora Continental
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00--Micronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero y Ruta 66
11:00-Los Defensores

12:00-Sorteo de la Loteria
12:15--Musica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3:30-La Mujer Opina
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-PAginas de la Vida
6:30-Instantineas Sociales
6:35-Primera Plana
7:30-Carrousel Internacional
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Micronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Nicronoticiero y
Los Fabulosos 20
11:00-Los Defensores

12:00-Mdisica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3:30-Consejos Para la Salud
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-Paginas de la Vida
6:30-Instantaineas Sociales
6:35-Primera Plana
7:30-Beverly Ricos
8:00-Jueves Estelares
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Micronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero v Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero v Jim West
11:00-Richard Diamond

12:00--Msica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2.00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3 30-Camino de la Verdad
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-Paiginas de lta Vida
6:30-Instantineas Sociales
6:35-Primera Plana
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-(Micronoticiero y
Conflictos Ilumanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero y La Ley del
ll:00-La Hora Cero


Colorin Colorao
-Mi Oso y Yo
-Hlroes de Ilogan
La Muier Opina
Victor Martinez Blanco
-Largo Metraje
Daniel Boone
Primera Plana
-Sibados de Orange Crush
A Petici6n Suya
Viaje al Fondo del Mar
Superproducciones del Slbado

PAgina 2

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

Marzo 28, 1969


El Club Windsor, que represent a la Divisi6n de Nave-
gaci6n, fue uno de los equipos que participaron el la Liga
de Softball de Trabajadores de la Zona del Canal. En
la fotografia aparecen parades, de izquierda a derecha:
Vicente Jesse, Alberto Belizier, Joseph Ford, Henry Ford,

Antonio Ama

Titulo Mundi

Otro pfgil panamefio tendrA la
oportunidad de conquistar un titulo
mundial de boxeo para su patria el
6 de abril pr6ximo, cuando el colo-
nense Antonio Amaya dispute la
corona del japones Hiroshi Kobaya-
shi, campe6n mundial junior ligero,
en el estadio cubierto Kuramae Sumo
en Tokio, Jap6n.
PanamA ha tenido dos campeones
mundiales, PanamA Al Brown, que
fue titular de los pesos gallos desde
el 18 de junior de 1929 cuando ven-
ci6 al espafiol Vidal Gregorio en
Nueva York, hasta el 10 de junior de
1935 cuando perdi6 el cetro frente
a otro espafiol, Baltazar Sangchilli en
Valencia, Espafia; e Ismael Laguna,
que rein6 entire los pesos ligeros desde
el 10 de abril de 1965 cuando derrot6
al puerton'iquefio Carlos Ortiz en la
ciudad de Panama, hasta el 13 de
noviembre del mismo afno, cuando


Rafael Lascano, Emesto Cerezo y Jose Melgar. Arrodi-
ltados estAn Pablo Salas, Alberto Smith, el director Carlos
C. Castillo, Sime6n Bauting, Adolfo Mosquera y Mateo
Mufioz. El patrocinador del equipo fue Marcos C. Wilson.

ya Disputar Hoia Suelta con

al en Jap6n Horas Correctas

perdi6 la corona a manos del mismo De lOS A lmacenes
Ortiz en San Juan, Puerto Rico. El directorio de teltfonos de 1969
Amaya parti6 hacia Tokio el 19 del Canal de PanamA indica las anti-
de este mes en union de su entrena-
de est s en uni6n de sentena, guas horas de los almacenes en vez
or Ra n Curro" Dosmn, el is- de aquellas sefialadas para entrar en
:no que llev6 a Laguna al cetro
mo que lev6 a Laguna al cetro vigor el 10 de marzo de 1968. Por
undial de las 135 librsas. I lo tanto, la Divisi6n de Abastos ex-
Por primera vez en la historic de pelii en n futro cercano a toos
lt radiodifusi6n panamefia, un eventope enn futurcerano a todos
a ratiodif si6n pana n event los suscriptores una hoja suelta, la
deportivo senr transmitido en viv) cual puede ser intercalada en los
desde el Asia, cuando la emisora Cir- directories, inclyedo las horas co-
cuito RPC transmita la pelea entire rrectas de los ahnacenes asi como
Amaya y Kobayashi el domingo 6 de tambi6n las de los centros de servi-
abril, la cual sera escuchada en el .
o alas 6 a.. de ese hia(8 p..n cios comunales y lugares relacionados.
Istmo a las 6 a.m. de ese dia (8 p.m.
hora de Jap6n).
Para narrar esa pelea partira el 1 Titulo de
martes 19 de abril hacia Tokio el
popular narrator deportivo Tomas
A. Cupas, quien ya ha hecho narra- SU P os c
clones deportivas desde varias ciu- Su Posic on
dades de los Estados Unidos y de la
Am6rica Latina. dCree usted que el titulo de su



Luis Avila P.
James J. Boughncr
Richard O. Crazette
Robert C. H. Lee
Frederick R. Leggett
Edward II. Neville, Jr.

Domingo Cedefio R.
Carlos Neri Santana Ch.
Herbert W. Hylton
Urban Vergara

Beatrice J. Lambert
Ielen Owens
Cecil Alfonso Springer
Jos6 Vega

Cary H. Anderson
Joseph M. Corso
Jimmy R. Ransom
Albert M. Jenkins
Norita P. Scott
Vicente A. Ara
Victor Grant
Pablo Cato
William F. Robinson
Floyd J. Naters Camnarra
George W. Sobers


Warren B. Berquist
Alien S. Brown
Harold J. Fritts
Joseph Criffith
Justin Hoy, Jr.
Lindsay Ramsey
Patrick J. Ridge
Vincent D. Ridge
Rodolfo Smith
Rupert A. Tomlinson

Reginald Denney
Oscar Green
Joseph Price
Olin Scott
Iarold C. Smith
C abriel Thom
Manuel Vald&s
Facundo Vergara
Henry C. DeRapps

Bueno . en estos dias estamos
sudando a chorros y, como de cos-
tumbre, siempre nos parece que hace
mas calor que el ailo anterior. La
verdad es, y ello se comprueba con los
registros que Ilevan en el Ramo de
Meteorologia desde hace ainos, que el
calor es prActicamente el mismo de
todos los afios para esta 6poca. S61o
que despu6s que han pasado 365
dias-y el afio pasado fueron 366-
se nos olvida el calor que tuvimos
para esta misma 6poca el ailo pasado.

Esto del calor tiene sus cositas in-
teresantes. Y es que hay ciertos lu-
gares que son deliciosos en las horas
de mayor calor. For ejemplo, la ban-
quita del lado izquierdo de la entrada
del Edificio de Administraci6n de
Balboa Heights, que en las horas del
mediodia es uno de los lugares donde
mas fresco hace. Si no, pregintenie
a Edwin Durling, Ricardo M6ndez y
a Leonardo Walters O'Neill, que
siempre se refrescan alli, antes de
comenzar sus labores de la tarde. 60
serA que a esa hora el panorama estA

Jurgen Mossack, diligente miembro
del Servicio de Guias de la Zona del
Canal, se fu6 para la Pro'incia de
Chiriqui a gozar de una semana de
vacaciones. Tenia varies planes para
su estadia en el Valle de la Luna, pero
el principal era ascender a la cumbre
del VolcAn Bar6. Jurgen y un her-
mano partieron llevando toda la im-
pedimenta necesaria para empresas
de esta clase, por lo que creemos que
si pudieron llegar a la cima de la
montafia mis alta de PanamA. Pero
les daremos mas detalles en la pr6xi-
ma semana, pues hasta la hora en
que redactabamos esta nota, los her-
manos Mossack no habian regresado
de Chiriqui.

Muchos de los lectures del diario
LA HORA, de la ciudad de Panama,
quizais recuerden haber visto muchas
f ... r... ...-. Q-fr- ^

posici6n es el correct? Itoos romaaas por Neinesio Santiago
Al clasificar una posici6n, el cla- Kelly, quien en sus ratos desocupados
sificador deberA usar el titulo official fue fot6grafo de prensa de ese meri-
indicado dentro de las normas de cla- diano. Pero su trabajo principal, du-
sificaci6n. Esto no impide que se rante muchos afios. fue de oficinista
usen titulos extraoficiales para la en el despacho del jefe de opera-
buena administraci6n internal y para cones, en la torre de control de las
conveniencia del puiblico. Por ejem- Esclusas de Miraflores. Ahora, al
plo, el titulo official de una posici6n amigo Kelly se le puede ver operando
puede ser "Oficinista-Mecan6grafa", una de las locomotoras de remolque
pero dentro de la entidad pueden en las paredes de las esclusas del lado
referirse a ella como "la Secretaria". Pacifico.
Los titulos deben llenar tres requi- a o a
sites: (1) ser descriptivos-dar una idea Ya que hablamos de las Esclusas
del tipo de trabajo en referencia; (2) de Miraflores, por allA tambidn se
ser breves-evitar el titulo largo y
.1 1 cencuentra el amigo Moises Ortega,
engorroso; y (3) tener conformidad- encuentra el amigo Mois.s Ortega,
Sy ()r *i a( quien es operario de teletipo en la
relacionarse a tipos similares de tra- quien es operario de telctipo en la
bajo. torre de control de las Esclusas de
a o fl... .._...

Aunque pueda que no este de
acuerdo con el titulo official de su
posici6n, es el finico que se puede
usar para los efectos de personal,
presupuestos y planilla.

"lOfe cortas el cabello, o te panes
una redecilla!".

Los operarios de teletipo de las
esclusas del Canal de PanamA son las
personas que se encargan d dar today
la informaci6n relacionada con el mo-
vimiento de las naves a traves del
Canal. A] efecto, llevan anotados en
un gran pizarr6n todos los informes
que van recibiendo por el teletipo,
desde el Centro de Control Maritimo,
situado en la Capitania de Puerto de
Balboa. Es un trahajo de mucha res-
ponsabilidad y todos los operarios de
teletipo lo hacen con gran efectividad
y cortesia para con las personas que
requieren de sus servicios.

Stafford A. Neblett tambi6n lleva
muchos afios de star efectuando ese
trabajo. Es uno de los operarios de
teletipo de las Esclusas de Miraflores
que mais tiempo llevan de trahajar
alli y siempre se distingue por Ia
exactitud con que cuimplc con su tra-
bajo y por la cooperaci6n que le

brinda a todas las personas que, por
una u otra raz6n, suben a la torre de
control, especialmente a los guias de
la Zona del Canal, cuando llevan
grupos de visitantes a ese lugar clave
de la operaci6n del Canal.

El aire, por los lados de las Esclu-
sas de Miraflores parece que es suma-
mente sano y los que llegan por alli,
por alg6n motive gustan de quedarse
en el lugar. Ejemplo tipico de ello es
Miguel Jim6nez, empahnador de ca-
bles y sogas, que lleg6 a las Esclusas
de Miraflores por primer vez en
1918 y ya va para los 51 afios de
pennanecer en ese lugar.

Pero, no s61o es Jimenez el finico
al que ha gustado el aire de las Es-
clusas de Miraflores. Neblett, de
quien hablAbamos antes, ya lleva 43
afios de estar alli. Y Mois6s Ortega,
quien es hombre bastante joveri, ya
cumpli6 15 arios de haber llegado a
ese lugar. Algo debe haber alli.
a a a
Los que van de visit a las Esclu-
sas de Miraflores por primera vez,
quedan admirados ante la belleza de
los prados que rodean las instalacio-
nes. Pero hay muchas cosas intere-
santes acerca de esos prados. La pri-
mera, que fueron sembrados sobre
rellenos; segundo, que hay que estar
cortando la hierba continuamente
para que se vean asi de bonitos, y
otra quiziis la mas interesante, es
que alli hay sembrados guineos y
guand6, una clase de frijol native de
PanamA muy sabroso, que rinden muy
buenas cosechas. Si quieren saber si
es verdad, pregintenle a los emplea-
dos de las esclusas.

Carlos Williams, de la Direcci6n
de Person nal, ha estado ausente duran-
te 2 semanas en la liga de boliche de
los empleados del Canal de Panama,
Embaiada de los Estados Unidos, AID
y USIS, cuyos partidos se celebran
todos los lunes a las 9 de la noche
en las canchas de Bolerama en la
ciudad de PanamA. Result que Car-
los ha estado asistiendo a un seminario
y ademais toma parte en obras dra-
maiticas, que por ahora lo mantienen
alejado de las canchas de boliche.
S* 0 a
Una que se ausent6 en forma
definitive de esta liga de boliche fue
Norita Scott, de la Contraloria, por
sus ocupaciones como actriz en obras
de teatro, asi como tambi6n por estar
jugando en otra liga de boliche los
martes. Dice Norita que despues de
jugar los lines, se le hinchaban las
manos al jugar los martes. Y eso es

Dos bolicheros que estan tolnando
iuy en serio este deported y que han
niejorado inucho sus promedios, son
Howard Kirchwehm, Director del
USIS, y Peter Bielak, Agregado de
Prensa, quienes ahora ostentan pro-
medios de 140 y 125 respectivamente.
Como que se han comprado sus bolas
nuevas y estan siendo instruido por
Octavio "Tuti" Chang, veteran boli-
chero que organize esta liga.

Arturo Agard, el policia de Cris-
tobal (que ha representado a Panama
en lnuchas competencias internacio-
nales de baloncesto. es uno de los
canasteros que han estado jugando
en los II Juegos Deportivos Naciona-
les en el quintet de la Provincia de
Cil,6n. Agard ttxlavia da lnutcho qcue
hater a los cuidadores contrarios.

Cuahluier homnbre que se rinde
cuando tiene la raz6n es d6hil-y pro-
bablemente casado.

Pigina 3

ir1 o~ll es
0 0

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Marzo 28, 1969

(BasBndose sobre total de Servicio Civil)
20 Afios

La Division de Transporte a Motor estuvo representada
en la Liga de Softball de Trabajadores de la Zona del
Canal por el equipo Villa CAceres. Parados estAn, de
izquierda a derecha: Donald Walker, Leovigildo Osorio,
Lincoln Jackson, Herbert Cousins, Seibert Ward, Harold

Ward y Eric Weeks. Arrodillados estAn Patrick Blaisdell,
John Reid, Wally Cox, Alberto Charles, Rupert Foster,
Jos6 Nagakane, Ashton Cox y al frente el carga bates
Hernmn Osorio.

I ii

La Exactitud no es un Factor

Paseo Anual de

De Clasificacion de Empleados I La Islesia de San

Frecuentemente los especialistas en
clasificaci6n de puestos confrontan si-
tuaciones en los que los jefes inme-
diatos o empleados piensan que el
puesto deberia ser ascendido do gra-
do porque existe necesidad de exac-
titud. El grado de exactitud requeri-
do es determinado por el supervisor.
Exactitud, en algunos casos, es una
consideraci6n basada en la eficiencia
con la cual el empleado desempefia
sus tareas; no es un factor de clasifi-
caci6n. En este sentido, exactitud sig-
nifica cuidado, entereza, y aplicaci6n
de los detalles del trabajo y esto se
espera de todos los empleados.
Diferentes tipos de puestos requie-

Agradecen la Gran...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
ci6n. Por favor pase un 'Bien Hecho'
a todo el personal relacionado".
El Enic Victory, un barco tipo vic-
tory con rumbo a Vietnam, se ave-
ri6 a unas 270 millas al suroeste de
Balboa el 16 de marzo y fue remol-
cado hasta Balboa para ser reparado,
en respuesta a una solicitud del Servi-
cio de Transporte Maritimo Militar.

La Television Ayuda a
Determinar la Causa de
Accidentes de Trinsito
El papel de la TV en lta ida diaria
assume cada vez mayor importancia.
Ahora, el Bureau of Public Roads
de E. U. A., la emnplea para deter-
minar cdmo se produce los acci-
dentes de trdnsito. Este organismo
lleva a cabo un experiment en el
cual las cdmaras de TV se mantienen
alertas para entrar en accidn cada
vez que se produce un accident en
una intersecci6n de mnuchio trnsito.
Tan pronto se produce la serial, la
cdnara empieza a funcionar graban-
do en cinta videomagnetofonica para
que los tdcnicos tengan el cuadro
complete de lo sucedido. El modelo
initial fue instalado en una inter-
seccion important en la ciudad de
Buffalo, N.Y. Si da residtado se
instalardn de 75 a 100 equipos simi-
lares en otras intersecciones de mu-
cho trdnsito en distintas ciudades
norteamericanas. El Bureau tiene in-
terds en saber cdmo los conductors
ejecutan diferentes maniobras en las
intersecciones y determinar cudles
son sus deficiencies. Despuds tratard
de proveer las informacios ne ece-
sarias por medio de un sislcni elec-
tr6nico de conmunicaciones.

ren variedad de grades de exactitud.
Por ejemplo, en un puesto responsa-
ble por la computaci6n y registro de
datos financieros y estadisticos, no
menos del 100 por ciento de exacti-
tud es acceptable, mientras que en
otros puestos s6lo se require una
exactitud mectnica o de ingenieria;
cualquier cosa dentro de un margen
limitado o tolerancia, seria satisfac-
Si la exactitud solamente require
el poner atenci6n y cuidado a los de-
talles, esto se consider eficiencia de
desempeiio, y no es asunto de clasi-
Si el requisite de eficiencia requie-
re cualidades y conocimientos espe-
ciales, y si esta varia entire diferentes
classes de puestos, entonces si es un
asunto de clasificaci6n.

Pelotero de la

Zona Firmado

Por Pittsburgh
Otro pelotero de la Zona del Canal
ha partido hacia los Estados Unidos
a prcbar suerte en el beisbol organi-
zado. (Foto en la secci6n inglesa.)
Se trata del joven pelotero Timo-
thy Lane, de 18 afios de edad, quien
se encuentra en el camlpo de entrena-
micnto de ligas menores de los
Piratas de Pittsburgh en Bradenton,
Lane, quien se gradu6 en la Esciie-
la Secundaria de Balboa en mayo de
1968, fue firmado aqui por su antiguo
coach escolar Herbert Raybourne,
quien desde hace various afios es bus-
cador de talent para la organizacion
de los Piratas en el Ishno.
Lane es hijo de McNair Lane, de
la Division de Esclusas, y de la Sra.
Priscila Lane, de la Divisi6n de

Finalizan . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
las Esclusas de Miraflores, ra-
nuras para mamparos similares
a las ya instaladas en las Esclu-
sas de Pedro Miguel. Todavia
no se ha llegado a una decision
al respect para las Esclusas de

Albano en Abril
El paseo annual de la Iglesia Epis-
copal San Albano se celebrari este
afio en Santa Clara el domingo 20 de
abril, partiendo los autobuses de los
predios de la iglesia a las 7 a.m.
De acuerdo con los planes trazados
habrn excursions por los pueblos ve-
cinos, baile y baiios de mar, ademis
de otras grandes diversiones para los
que asistan.
El Combo de Randy Jacobs tendril
a su cargo la misica en este paseo.
Se pide a los miembros de la parro-
quia que Ileven a toda la familiar y
que inviten a sus amistades para
unirse al grupo y pasar un dia de es-
parcimiento al acercarse el final de la
estaci6n seca.

Miguel A. Corc6, Jr.
Funcionario Administrativo
(Ayudante del Gobernador-
Funcionario de Protocolo)
Alcides Moreno V.
Lionel A. Daniel
Primer Capataz (Operaciones
en la Pared de las Esclusas)
Entimo Amaya
Ayudante MNecinico Tornero
Hugh Libure
Ayudante Operario de Esclusas
Charles E. Hall
Ayudante Aparejador
Garfield A. Yarde
Creighton D. Anderson
Mecanico Tornero (NAutico)
Humberto G. Middleton
Mecanico Tornero (Mantenimiento)
Calvin E. Brown
Capataz Operario de Esclusas
(Mecanico Tornero)
Angel Acosta
Capataz de Mantenimiento de Vias
F6rreas (Linea Principal)
Rodrigo Duffis
Despachador Subalterno de
Combustibles Liquidos (Muelles)
Victor Williams
Primer Capataz Estibador
(A Bordo)
Flavio H. Santana R.
Nicolis T. SAnchez A.
Leonard Baldonado
Carpintero (Manteniniento)

"A prop6silo, qquerrias salir conmigo
esta noche?"

Pepe nos dice:

Wolword Williams
Floyd M. Johnson
Conductor, Patio de Ferrocarril
Aurelio Rangel
Mozo de Oficios
Juan Rodriguez G.
Obrero Trabajos Pesados
Roosevelt L. Grant
Cocinero de Comidas Ligeras
Clemente Paco
Operario de Equipo Pequefio de
Mantenimiento de Predios
Rogelio C. Choy
Cocinero de Barbacoa
Flora M. Gonsilez
Encargada de Mostrador
Alfred A. Moran
Oficinista (Ordenes de Trabajo)
Pedro R. Martinez
Lijador con Chorro de Arena
Louis J. Tanassy
Subjefe Ingeniero General
Charles T. Reeves
Profesor de Escuelas Secundarias
Felipi Cazob6n
Policia Raso
Frank Berry
Teniente de Bomberos
Mary E. E. Hanna
Encargada de Ventanilla (Caja)
Carmen A. Fawcett


Sus amigos y parientes pueden
suscribirse ahora al semanario
SPILLWAY del Canal de PanamA
(o usted puede hacer la subscrip-
ci6n por ellos). Cuesta $2.60 al
afio. Esto incluye envio por correo
regular a cualquier parte del
Los cheques para las subscrip-
ciones deben hacerse pagaderos
al Panama Canal Company y pue-
den ser enviados por correo a:
SPILLWAY Subscriptions
Box M
Balboa Heights, Canal Zone
No deje de incluir, bien escrito,
el nombre y la direcci6n de la per-
sona a la cual el SPILLWAY debe
ser enviado.

SEn la confianza El Secreto Esta

S En lo que Hace
*estd el peligro "Lo important no es lo que sabe
sino lo que hace". Esta es una ex-
presion cuyo significado tiene much
importancia al tratar de clasificar una
posici6n. Con frecuencia el supervisor
B ide un empleado procura convencer
al clasificador de que el grado de la
posici6n deberia cambiarse a pesar
IHACE A.NOS NO EXISTIA 10 que hoy llamamos cl "nanejo defensive", pero de que no ha habido cambios en los
las reglasas ls aplicaban los lanmados "buenos conductors" que raramente te- deberes y conocimientos requeridos
nian accidcntes. Quiere decir que no basta con manejar bien, sino que es por la position. El supervisor se basa
necesalio saber "como evitar accidentss. Cuando tenemos un accident, Ide fundamentalmente en que el emplea-
qu6 vale dccir "pero yo no tuve la culpa", cuando la verdad es que pudimos do pose (o no posee) cualidades y
habcrlo evitado de habcr tornado ciertas prccauciones? conocimientos que nada tienen que
Pepe nos cuenta hov on accident trigico que pudo haberse evitado si la ver con los deberes normalmente
victim hubiera estado mis alert, en vez de esperar buenamente a que el otro asignados a la posici6n.
conductor procedicra en la form debida. La victim fall por no haber segui- Ejemplo ficticio de esto seria el del
do una regla de "manejo defensive". He aqui cl relato de Pepe: joven recien graduado de la univer-
"Un cami6n de reparto iba delante de mi como a 33 km/h en la ciudad, sidad en Auditoria que se coloca en
cuando nos acercAbamos a una intersection. Por esa calle venia un automovil sidad en Auditoria que Contabi-
a una velocilad de 25 km/h. una posicibn de Tbcnico de Contabi-
a una velocilad de 25 lan/h. lidad. S61o se le debe remunerar por
"Habia una serial de parada en la esquina y\ al pareccr el chntr dlel cami6n lidad. S61o se le debe remunerar por
dio por sentado clue el autorndvil se pararia, sore todo, porque iba a muy poca los deberes asignados, y no por sus
velocidad. Por eso, el ch6fer no se preocup6 en lo mas minimo v concentro su conocinientos avanzados de conta-
atencion en el camino por delante. bilidad y auditoria. Tampoco se le
"Pero, desgraciadamente, el automovil no paro y fue a estrellarse contra el debe remunerar a base de la calidad
cami6n que estaba en medio de la interseccion. El impact hizo saltar de su del trabajo que produce.
asiento al ch6fer que fue a dar contra el pavimento, muriendo instantAnea- El hecho de que un individuo
mente." posee conocimientos superiors a los
Lo lamentable del caso, dice Pepe, es que el ch6fer hubiera podido evitar el que require su trabajo, no basta para
accident de haber estado manejando defensivamente, anticipando el hecho de aumentarle el grado de la posici6n.
que el conductor no pararia en la serial. AdemAs, de haber llevado puesto el En otras palabras, lo quc determine
cinturbn de segurilad, tampoco hubiera saltado con el impact. el grado no es lo que se sabc, sino
Para Pepe, esa leccion objetiva lo ha hecho mas prudent y por muy seguro o ue se necesita saber para desem-
que este, ahora maneja siempre a la defensivas l pefiar un trabajo especifico.

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