The Panama Canal spillway =

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The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Portion of title:
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
United States
Place of Publication:
Balboa Hights C.Z
Balboa Hights, C.Z
Panama Canal
Publication Date:
Biweekly[Jan. 6, 1984-1999]
Weekly[ FORMER <June 1966>-Dec. 23, 1983]
Physical Description:
37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.


Subjects / Keywords:
Periodicals -- Canal Zone ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama) ( lcsh )
federal government publication ( marcgt )
periodical ( marcgt )
serial ( sobekcm )


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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Softfhe anaa anale

Vol. IX, No. 24 More Than 56 Years of Service to World Commerce Friday, November 27, 1970


Warned of

Fake Coin
Canal Zone coin collectors will
be interested to learn that counter-
feit 1916, 5 cent6simos coins have
been seen on the Isthmus. The real
uncirculated 5-cent coin, which is
the same size as the U.S. dime, is
valued at $175.
The fake is easily recognized be-
cause of the poor quality of reed-
ing (a series of corrugations on the
edge of the coin) which is widely
spaced and not parallel. Another
feature discernible to the eye of a
specialist is the slightly elongated
head of Balboa. The duplication of
the lettering is perfect but one of
the squares within a flag has hori-
zontal hatching (fine lines in close
proximity chiefly to give the effect
of shading) not common to any of
Panama's coins. The fake also is
slightly larger in diameter than the
real coin.
The fake is so easily recognized
that there is little danger that it will
damage the market for the real coin.
However, buyers should be aware
of this possibility to minimize the
chance of being defrauded by pro-



A pre-Christmas sale and com-
bined hobby show, sponsored by the
Cristobal YMCA, will be held on
the ground floor of the Cristobal
YMCA building Saturday, Decem-
ber 5 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
In addition to exhibits of such
hobbies as stamp collecting, bottle
collections, cons, and jewelry made
of local gem stones, there is he a
(Continued on p. 4)

Parade to Highlight

Shriners Initiation
A ceremonial parade through Bal-
boa will be one of the highlights of
the semiannual Canal Zone Shrine
initiation tomorrow. The parade will
begin at 10 a.m. and all residents of
Panama and the Canal Zone are
invited to attend.
Jules Miller, head of the Direc-
(Continued on p. 4)

Canal Employee

"Mike" Progana Receives

Medal for Charity Work

The counterfeit 1916, 5 cent6simos Republic of Panama coin, at left, can
be easily recognized by Isthmian coin collectors because of the poor quality
of the breeding. The real uncirculated 5-cent coin, at right, which is the
same size as the U.S. dime, is valued at $175. Several of the fake coins
have been seen on the Isthmus.

Musicians Wanted
The newly formed Canal Zone
Symphonette Society is seeking mu-
sicians interested in playing in the
orchestra. Residents of the Canal
Zone, both military and civilian, and
Panamanians interested in parti-
cipating should call 2-3129 during
school hours. For the convenience
of Panama residents, Mrs. George
E. Straub, telephone 68-0306, will

British Ferryboat

Will Transit Canal
A little British ferryboat named I
The Queen of the Isles is arriving at
the Panama Canal this weekend on
a 40-day, 10,000 mile voyage from
England to Tonga where she will be
put in interisland service.
The Queen, which has ferried
passengers between the Scillies and
Penzance for years, is a gift from
Great Britain to Tonga. When she
arrives in Cristobal she will be man-
ned by a Tongan crew which
boarded her earlier in November
when she was officially taken over
by Baron Vaca, the Tongan High
Commissioner in London.
Launched in 1955, the ferry was
the last vessel built by the Bristol
shipyard which also made the pio-
neer steamship Great Britain.
Soon after the Queen was bought
by the Isles of Scilly Steamship Co.,
helicopter service was introduced
and her need disappeared.
She was then purchased by the
Ministry of Overseas Development
and underwent conversion at Pen-
zance for her new job of giving
Tonga its first interisland service.

At work in their new office in the Balboa Railroad Sta-
tion are members of the staff of the Canal Zone Youth
Council. Telephone numbers at the new office are 2-2955

for Symphonette
take information after 7 p.m. or
before 10 a.m.
Civic minded people are being
asked to serve on a board of direc-
tors and guest soloists and conduc-
tors living in the Canal Zone and in
the Republic of Panama will be
asked to appear. Gov. and Mrs.
W. P. Leber are lending their sup-
port to the symphonette.
As soon as plans can be com-
pleted, musicians will be advised
concerning time and date of the first
rehearsal. These will be held in the
Music Department of Balboa High
School, according to Bert K. Thomp-
son, director of music, and per-
manent conductor of the Canal Zone
Music lovers in the Canal Zone
still remember the premiere per-
formance of the old Canal Zone
Symphonette and the Symphonette
Chorus which performed the Christ-
mas portion of Handel's "Messiah."
Members of the Symphonette
were transferred or moved away
and it became necessary to disband
the group, but many people who
valued the educational and cultural
influence of an orchestra in the
Canal Zone have urged that it again
be organized.

"Outa-Sight" Rock,

Roll Show Is Dec. 4
"Outa-Sight," a charity Rock-N-
Roll show for the United Fund, will
be held at 8:30 p.m. on December 4
at the Balboa Theater.
Groups to appear include the
Woodstock, The Truth, Uncle Trip,
and Mustard Blues.


and 2-2347. Left to right, are: Miss Vicki Harrell, sec-
retary; Clarence Payne, Canal Zone Youth Advisor; and
Coleman Wheeler, Youth Council coordinator.

One of Panama's highest decora-
tions, the Order of Vasco Nlfiez de
Balboa in the grade of Commander,
was awarded this week to Manuel
"Mike" Progana, a U.S. citizen and
a Panama Canal locks senior control
house operator.
The presentation was made Mon-
day at 7:30 p.m. in the Institute of
Special Education by Profesora
Berta Torrijos de Arosemena, repre-
senting the Panama Government, in
recognition of the work Progana
has done during the past 14 years

6 Cristobal High

Students Chosen

By Honor Society
Six new members were admitted
to the Cristobal High School Na-
tional Honor Society, Caribbean
Chapter, at the fall initiation re-
The new members, all seniors at
Cristobal, are Sandra Alberga, Car-
men Butler, Fred Cole, Gary Col-
lins, Denise Foshee, and Lewis
Membership in the National Honor
Society indicates a student has de-
monstrated in a superior fashion the
qualities of leadership, character,
scholarship, and service, in his
school activities.
Present Honor Society members
commented on these virtues with
short speeches by Robert Phillips,
Michael Dexter, Lana Boone, and
Jeannette Cox. The National Honor
Society is under the sponsorship of
Roy Howell assisted by Dayton

Christmas Visitors

Will Be Welcomed

By Gorgas Patients
The patients at Gorgas Hospital
always welcome the individuals and
groups who come to the hospital
for their benefit throughout the year,
but they are especially appreciated
at Christmas. Caroling groups, musi-
cal entertainment, ward parties with
homemade cookies are a favorite-
particularly for those patients whose
friends and relatives are many miles
away. The young hospitalized sol-
diers, sailors, airmen, marines, and
international seamen thoroughly en-
joy a friendly visit from civic and
church groups.
Being remembered at this time of
the year when one is confined to a
sick bed is particularly meaningful
and helps tremendously to boost a
patient's morale.
In order to avoid conflicts and
also to schedule the activities
throughout the holidays, Col. Robert
W. Irvin, Jr., MC, USA, Hospital
Director, is asking all interested
groups and individuals to call in
early. The Hospital Coordinator of
the Patients' Christmas Activities is
Mrs. Eleanor McDougall, Hospital
Field Director, American Red Cross,
telephone 2-4354. She will be happy
to hear from everyone who wishes
to remember the patients at Christ-
mas time.

for the children in the National
School for the Deaf and in the Helen
Keller Institute for the Blind.
Not only does Mike spend much
time with the children of these
schools during the year, but at
Christmas time he takes his annual
vacation and devotes himself and a
great deal of his own money buy-
ing holiday gifts, wrapping them
and addressing one for each of the
children in the two institutions. He
also acts as Santa Claus at the
Christmas parties which he helps to
organize in the two schools.
This is not the first honor Pro-
gana has received from Panama for
his welfare work. He was made a
meritorious citizen of Panama and
given the keys to the city of Panama
in a special ceremony in 1968. At
that time the mayor of Panama
expressed himself as extremely
touched by the devotion of a man
born in another country for the
needy in Panama.
Progana is a native of Massachu-
setts and came to Panama in 1948 as
an employee of the U.S. Navy at
Rodman. He has been with the
Locks Division on the Pacific side
since 1950.
Profesora Graciela de Lasso, Di-
rector of the Helen Keller School,
said of Mike: "Even more than the
interest and devotion he shows for
the children is the strengthening of
the ties of friendship between Pan-
ama and the United States."

5 at Cristobal

Tapped for Jr.

Honor Society
The Costa de Oro Chapter of the
National Junior Honor Society in-
stalled five new members at a recent
meeting at the Cristobal Junior High
School. Students are selected on the
basis of superior character, leader-
ship, scholarship, citizenship, and
service in school activities.
The Costa de Oro Chapter at
Cristobal is sponsored by Mrs. Sam-
uel Mason III. New members are:
Sheryl Smith, Barbara Baitel, Ca-
therine Perret, Margaret Kienzel,
and Mario Pino.

Pen Women Plan Arts

And Crafts Display
The National League of Amer-
ican Pen Women, Canal Zone and
Panama Branch, will hold a general
show at the Little Gallery in the
Tivoli Guest House from Decem-
ber 5 to January 2.
Members will display and sell to
the public decorative arts and crafts
including jewelry, ceramics, cloth
sculpture, floral pieces, and copper-
ware. The show will feature minia-
ture paintings.
Participation is limited to mem-
bers of the Canal Zone and Panama
Branch only. Further information
can be obtained by calling Agnes
Bowen, chainnan, at Balboa 1597.
The juried show currently on ex-
hibit in the Little Gallery will con-
tinue to December 5.




November 27, 1970

New Division


Backing Blocks

Concrete backing blocks are being
prefabricated by the newly created
Facilities Engineering Division, to
be used as backing for rubber fend-
ers being installed on the Panama
Canal locks in a current rehabilita-
n w tion program.
The idea of prefabricating the
blocks was developed by the Locks
and Engineering Divisions after it
was found that the former method
of pouring the concrete backing at
the locks wall was slow and tended
yy tto delay ship traffic.
w aaMaw" The 15-foot long blocks are pre-
fabricated at the Facilities Engi-
- p"'- L-* neering Yard in Balboa and equip-
Sped at the site with the rubber fend-
ers. The entire assembly is then
taken to the locks and bolted to the

A concrete backing block is piled carefully on top of a stack o
blocks being manufactured by the Facilities Engineering Divisio
Panama Canal locks walls. Operating the crane is Albert Burkett.
DeLe6n and Carlos C. Blackman in the background and Narciso
and Lubin Theresia are in the foreground. The employees are using
safety precaution.

Week Beginning Saturday, November 28, 1970

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:20 p.m.-Chisum
Mon.-Tues., 7:30 p.m.-Spellbound (A)
Wed.-Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-Skullduggery
Fri., 9:00 p.m. CZUF-On stage: Out Of
Sight (AYC)
Sat.-Climax (A)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-84 mins.)
-Tarawa Beachhead (AY)
Sun.-Mon.--Chicago, Chicago (A)
Tues.-Palm Springs Weekend (A)
Wed.-War Lover (A)
Thurs.-Murderer's Row (A)
Fri.-Moon Zero Two (AY)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Fail Safe
Sat., 8:15 p.m.-Ice Palace (AY)
Sun.-Murderer's Row (A)
Tues.-War Lover (A)
Wed.-Chicago, Chicago (A)
Fri.-Hell Boats (AY)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Alvarez
Kelly (AY)
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)
Sat., 7:00 p.m.-Sun., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-
Cotton Comes To Harlem (A)
Mon.-Man In The Middle (A)
Tues.-Wed.-Pajamas At Rosie's (A)
Thurs.-Five Card Stud (AY)
Fri.-The Victors (AY)


Material intended for publica-
tion in the SPILLWAY should be
received in the Panama Canal
Press Office not later than Mon-
day afternoon of the week of
publication. Only urgent mate-
rial can be received and pro-
cessed for use the same week as
late as noon Tuesday. Mail mate-
WAY, Box M, Balboa Heights,
Canal Zone.

Any Corrigenda Lately?
Errata-In the lingo of the printer,
that means corrigenda: somebody
Normally, that somebody is com-
posed of a team of gremlin-like
creatures or type lice. These demons
of every printer's life get into the
type and simply louse up whatever
they can. Then, corrections have to
be made and noted.
So if you find any errors, re-
member errata and the goof ups
who are responsible for them.

Sat.-Critic's Choice (A)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-78 mins.)
-Half A Hero (AYC)
Sun.-Mon.-The Sicilian Clan (A)
Tues.-The Spy Who Came In From The
Cold (A)
Wed.-Ice Palace (AY)
Thurs.-Climax (A)
Fri.-Bambi (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-The Giant
Claw (AYC)
Sat.-Support Your Local Sheriff (AY)
Sun., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-Horse In The Gray
Flannel Suit (AYC)
Tues.-Climax (A)
Thurs.-The Spy Who Came In From The
Cold (A)
Fri.-Downhill Racer (AYC)

Youths under the age of 17 will not
be admitted to movies classified as
adult unless they are high school
seniors or are accompanied by a parent
or legal guardian.

Special Matinees
(R), AYC or as Listed ***
Saturday, November 28, 1970

10:00 a.m.
Three Stooges Go Round The World In
A Daze-It's your passport to pan-
demonium ... a stoogey spoof of Jules
Verne. T-100 mins.
2:00 p.m.
1001 Arabian Nights-The nearsighted
Mr. Magoo and Aladdin on a magic
carpet. (Color.) T-77 mins.
6:15 p.m.
Dear Brigitte-James Stewart: Comedy of
embarrassing problems with a mathe-
matical genius in love with Brigitte.
(Color.) T-107 miins.
2:00 p.m.
Seven Cities Of Gold-Richard Egan,
Michael Rennie: The struggles endured
by Father Serra in converting the In-
dians. (Color.) T-110 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Ride The Wind-Lorne Greene, Dan
Blocker: First western to star the popu-
lar Bonanza TV group. (SIT.) (Tech-
nicolor.) T-95 mins.
2:00 p.m.
-Iuk-George Montgomery, Mona Free-
man: A well-to-do playboy inherits his
father's plantation which is destroyed
by the Huks. (Color.) T-98 mins.

*All night shows begin at 7:00 p.m.
except as shown. Program subject to
change without notice.
Y, young people 12 to 16; C, children
8 to 12.
T-Indicates Total Running Time.
R-Indicates Repeat.
SIT-Indicates Spanish Titles,

S The work of replacing the wooden
rendering on the Panama Canal
Locks with rubber fenders was
started as far back as 1961 at Pedro
\ Miguel Locks. Most of the work is
Snow completed and the present con-
crete backing blocks will be in-
stalled on the lower center approach
of similar wall at Miraflores.
3n for the The rubber fenders are designed
Florencio to minimize damage to ships should
Vergara they hit the approach walls or wing-
ng proper wal knuckles. "
wall "knuckles."




R. T. Baltozer
Clarence R. Boughner
Bobby D. Clingan
Arthur Doubleday
Jos6 GonzAlez
Rowland R. Hayward
Ferdinand James
Enrique Martinez
H6ctor Noad
James Pritchard
Lorenzo I. Quarless
Francisco Rodriguez
Carlos C. Ruiz
Preston M. Trim, Jr.
Daniel W. Williams

Lewis W. Armstrong
Eric P. Castleton
H. J. Chase
Santiago Griffin
Al Houston
Carlos Morin
Pablo Vibero
Fitzgerald White

Susanne M. Corrigan
Vernon C. Douglas
Richard S. Zornes

Margaret C. Brenneman

William G. Bingham

William F. Kessler
Karl W. Shirley
William E. Weigle III

Roberto A. MorAn

New Trading Post Hours

Effective December 1, the Scout
Trading Post in the Diablo Service
Center will be open from 12 noon
to 6 p.m., Tuesday through Satur-
day, providing a fifth shopping day
for this type of merchandise.
Former hours were Tuesday,
Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday
from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to
5:30 p.m.

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

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9:00- Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Come Blow Your Horn
9:35-The Dick Cavett Show
10:40-Focus On Today
11:00-Danny Thomas

4:00-SCN Afternoon News
4:15-Mr. Adams and Eve
4:30-Afternoon with Uncle Bob
5:00-Movie of the Week:
"Blondie in the Dough"
5:30-Youth and the Police
6:30-Pentagon Forum
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:10-The Law and Mr. Jones
7:30-Honey West
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Burke's Law
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Little Old New York"
10:45-Focus On Today
ll:05-Mr. Adams and Eve

1 :00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Sesame Street (Premiere)
2:05-Parade of Sports
4:45-The American Sportsman
5:10-The Bill Anderson Show
5:35-Get It Together
6:00-Weekend '70
6:15-Movie Marquee
6:20-The Entertainers
7:10-Daniel Boone
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Comedy Tonight
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Green Acres
9:30-Boxing From The Olympic
10:40-Focus On Today
ll:00-Saturday Night Movie:
"Gay Intruders"
1:00-SCN News
1:05-The Christopers
1:45-Sunday Playhouse:
"Sins of Jesabel"
3:00-Urban Forum: Truth In Lending
3:15-Wrestling From The Olympic
3:35-Ted Mack Amateur Iour
4:05-Auto Racing Sebring 1962
4:35-Wonderful World of Golf
5:30-This Week In Pro Football
6:30-Doris Day Show
6:55-Fist Tuesday: Fouchon for the
7:05-Andy Williams Presents
The Ray Stevens Show
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Perry Mason
9:00-Sports Scoreboard
9:15-Happy Days
10:30-Focus On Today
10:50-He's Got the Whole World
4:00-SCN Afternoon News
4:05-My Little Margie
4:30-Afternoon With Uncle Bob
and "Sesame Street"
5:05-Movie of the Week:
"Blondie in the Dough"
5:30-College Bowl
6:30-As It Happened
6:55-News In Spanish
7:15-Rowan & Martin's Laugh In
8:00-SCN News
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"The Crimson Circle"
10:40-Focus On Today
11:00-My Little Margie
4:00-SCN Afternoon News
4:15-Polka Parade
4:30-Afternoon with Uncle Bob
and "Sesame Street"
5:00-Movie of the Week:
"Blondie in the Dough"
5:30-Science All Stars
6:30-Off Ramp
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The Nashville Sound of Boots
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Marvelous! Magnificent! The
Metropolitan Museum
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:25-The Tonight Show
10:30-Focus On Today
10:50-Polka Parade

4:00-SCN News
4:05-Roy Rogers
4:30-Afternoon with Uncle Bob
and "Sesame Street"
5:05-Movie of the Week:
"Blondie in the Dough"
5:30-Alternatives (Special)
6:55-News In Spanish
7:05-The Andy Williams Show
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The Lieutenant
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
Dial M for Murder
10:40-Focus On Today
11:00-Bob Cumnnings

4:00-SCN News
4:05-Ozzie & Harriet
4:30-Afternoon with Uncle Bob
5:05-Movie of the Week:
"Blondie in the Dough"
6:55-News In Spanish
7:05-The Lloyd Bridges Show
7:30-Room 222
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Route 66

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

Page 2

(On the basis of total Federal Service)
S20 Years
Pedro SAnchez
Computer Technician


Jose A. Colina
Employee Relations Clerk

Antonio HernAndez
Rudolph Harris
Helper Lock Operator
Albert A. L6pez
Towing Locomotive Operator
Hugh S. Abednego
Motor Launch Operator
Peter Bolton

Eduvigis Mendoza
Nicolas Robinson F.
Leader (Dock Stevedoring)
Irene Torrero
Manuel B. Torrez
Gregorio N. Conrado
Marcos Brands
Joaquin VelAsquez G.
Leader (Ship Stevedoring)
Ernest Stephenson
High Lift Truck Operator

Apolinar Perez M.
Laborer (Cleaner)
PlAcido Hernmndez
Grounds Maintenance
Equipment Operator (Small)
Lewis W. Armstrong

Beresford J. Cameron
Alfred Mason
James W. Shobe
Construction Inspector
Nathan D. Whitney
Claudius Moulton
Machine Operator
Robert J. Derrick
Senior Operator
(Generating Station)
Juan Rivera
Estanislao Perea S.

Teresa D. Haggerty
Personnel Clerk (Typing)
Pablo E. Kirven
Teacher (Junior High-L.A.
John D. Beckles
Teacher (Elementary-L.A.

Griselda H. de Revello
Clinical Nurse
Orme W. Wilson
Nursing Assistant




November 27, 1970

Page 3



Mailing Deadlines

Are Slipping Away
The Director of Posts reminds
Canal Zone residents that the dates
for Christmas surface mail originat-
ing in the Canal Zone have passed
and the following dates for other
categories of mail should be fol-
Airmail Overseas (including
APO's) December 1 to December
10; United States, December 8 to
December 19.
SAM (Military Space Available
Mail)-To United States, December
4 to December 9.
PAL (Military Parcel Airlift Mail)
-To APO's, December 4 to Decem-
her 9.
Persons who plan to send Bona
Fide Gifts to the United States
under the U.S. Customs regulation
which permits such gifts up to $10
in value to enter free of duty are
reminded that they must mark each
package, "Bona Fide Gift-Not Ex-
ceeding $10."
Parcels accepted for mailing can-
not exceed 70 pounds in weight and
must not exceed 100 inches in length
and girth.

Pacific Softball

Will Open Mon.
The 1971 Pacific Softball League
season will open, Monday, Decem-
ber 28 with 10 slow pitch teams
broken into 2 equal 5-team sections.
Two games will be played each
night and the annual 50-game Vice-
roy Invitational Tournament, spon-
sored by Tabacalera Istmefia, S.A.,
will be held in the League Park
during the months of April and
May 1971.
The winners of each section will
meet at the end of each half to
determine the half champions. If
different teams win each half, those
teams will meet in a 2-out-of-3
game championship series.
The 1971 Viceroy Tournament
should be better than ever since new
slow pitch leagues are being formed
on the Atlantic side and in Panama,
in addition to the expansion of exist-
ing leagues in Balboa, Paraiso, and
the military.

A coalition representing more
than 25 million women calling them-
selves the Talent Bank has urged
President Nixon to appoint a special
assistant to his cabinet to help
women find job equality in the
United States.
Talent Bank leaders, in a wire to
the President, urged that he name a
"Special Assistant for Women's
Rights and Responsibilities who
would serve as a direct liaison be-
tween the nation's women and their
President." Noting that 51 percent
of the population is female and that
they are "still denied full constitu-
tional and legal rights," Talent Bank
leaders charge that it is the respon-
sibility of the Administration to cor-
rect these injustices.
Talent Bank is located at the Na-
tional Federation of Business and
Professional Women's Clubs, 2012
Massachusetts Ave., NW, Wash-
ington, D.C. 20036.

Driving during the rainy season
has many hazards. One of those is
"hydroplaning." NASA studies of
plane-landing skids disclosed much
information about "hydroplaning"
action of tires on aircraft and other
vehicles. Engineers found that tires
"track" through water on rain-
coated pavements at less than 30
miles per hour but begin to ride on
the surface of the water as speed is

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Canal Zone policeman Robert McBride will portray Santa Claus at the
Panama Canal toy centers until the good old saint comes down from the
North Pole. Here he is with Mark and Linda Mirrop of Los Rios who made
an early date with him. All the little children will be happy to know that
Santa will be at the Balboa Toy Center on Saturdays, December 5 and 12,
from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and at the Diablo Toy
Center on December 19 during the same hours.
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Regatta to


Ocean Week
The 16th annual Presidential
Regatta between Panama City and
Taboga-a 24-mile course-will be
run on December 27. The race will
highlight Ocean Week, December
20 to 27.
Activities will include water
skiing competitions, lap races oppo-
site the Panama Yacht and Fishing
Club, and a parade along Balboa
A total of $5,000 will be dis-
tributed among the winners of the
regatta. In all, $9,000 in prizes will
be distributed among the winners of
the different events scheduled for
December 26 and 27.
In addition to prize money, the
first place winner of the Presidential
Regatta will be presented with a
large silver cup made in Peru and
valued at more than $5,000. The
large cup was introduced last year
and remains on exhibition at the
vacht club during the year.
It will become the property of the
participant who becomes a three-
time winner of the regatta.
Events on December 26 include
the parade at 10 a.m., practice at
1 p.m., and lap races at 3 p.m.
On race day, December 27, a
skiing classic will begin at noon
with the regatta getting underway
at 1 p.m. An awards ceremony will
be at 3 p.m. followed by dancing
until midnight.
Sponsors of the Presidential Re-
gatta are the Panama Government
Tourist Bureau, the Panama Yacht
and Fishing Club, and Cigarrillos

Tests showed that tires lose all
traction when they become totally
supported by water film at speeds
about 55 miles per hour. Under such
conditions it would take only a slight
gust of wind or a small lurch to
send a car out of control.
Drivers in the Canal Zone are re-
minded to be sure to drive below
hydroplaning speed during the rainy

The Isthmian Pacific Chapter of
the National Honor Society will
hold its fall initiation in the Balboa
Theater at 10:50 a.m., Wednesday,-
December 2. The following 29
seniors will be initiated:
Kari Batalden, Marcelo Bergquist,
Henrietta Boatwright, Bertha Carral,
Elizabeth Buckley, Janine Connell,
Josefina Diaz, Anne Dryja, Kenneth
Fortner, and Karen Gilbert.
Vanessa Greene, Linda Greenly,
William Harp, Marianne Hauser,
Stover Jenkins, Charles Keenan, Jr.,
Antonio Menocal, Carol Ann Motto,
Catherine Neville, Andrea Page,
and Michael Pang.
Patricia Poletti, Claire Pyer, Ar-
gelis Roman, Carol Serger, Gary
Silverman, Jane Souder, Arturo Ta-
pia, Jr., and Randolph Wallace.
Anthony Dover, Joanna Arias,
Karen Fleshman, and Edward Wood
will speak on the four criteria for
membership, scholarship, service,
character, and leadership respec-
The junior class of Balboa High
School will be in attendance. Parents
are invited to attend.

The 250-ton floating crane Her-
cules, built for the Panama Canal
in Germany in 1914 and in service
since 1915, has returned to opera-
tions in the Dredging Division at
Gamboa after its electrical wiring
was completely replaced. One third
of the new wire job was done last
year and the remainder of the work
was completed in 2 months by the
Electrical and Industrial Divisions
at Mount Hope. This is the second
time the electrical wiring of the
Hercules has been replaced since
its construction. The last time was
during World War II, more than 25
years ago.
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The floating crane Ajax, a twin
of the Hercules, was in Canal serv-
ice from 1915 until 1955 when it
was sold to the Southern Scrap Ma-
terial Co., Ltd., of New Orleans. It
is now anchored at Curacao and is
being advertised in the MARITIME
REPORTER magazine as for sale, rent,
or lease purchase.
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Recently installed in the Admin-
istrative Services Division was the
Canal organization's first IBM Mag-
netic Card Selectric typewriter.
A big feature of this typewriter is
that it all but eliminates worry
about typographical errors or eras-
ing. The typists simply backspaces
and types over the incorrect char-
acter, then continues typing. An-
other big advantage is that by using
the magnetized card, it will retype
automatically as many "original"
copies as needed of such items as
form letters and other material. The
new typewriter is available for use
by other offices in the Administra-
tion Building. Appointments and
instructions in using the type-
writer can be arranged by calling
Miss Beverly Bowman, 2-3192.
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An overhaul of locks culvert
valves will be conducted at Gatun
Locks beginning next January 10.
The work will require 12 weeks to

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The 35-ton main hoisting drum which operates the dipper stick on the
Panama Canal dredge "Cascadas" is lowered by crane into the engineroom
following an overhaul of the dredge. The drum, one of the largest parts
of the main engine, was removed and replaced through an opening made
in the upper deck and roof sections of the dredge. A member of the Rigging
Shop of the Industrial Division supervises the operation.

complete. Unique features of this
overhaul will be the extensive use of
spare rising stem valves to reduce the
use of reconditioned valves during
the overhaul period. An unusually
extensive period of reconditioning
and repairing of equipment in the
culverts is planned in order to ex-
tend the period between valve over-
hauls. The bulk of the work will be
performed by Locks Division per-
sonnel augmented by approximately
350 temporary employees and sup-
ported by other divisions. Main
overhaul work will include re-
habilitation of 56 rising stem valves
and renewal of rubber seals on 60
cylindrical valves. During the period
of overhaul, both lanes will remain
in service except for brief periods
during installation and renewal of
bulkheads or transfer of equipment
between locks walls by use of float-
ing equipment. The locks will be
manned to handle expected traffic.
Estimated cost of this overhaul is

The "green boxes" colloquially
called "PADS" being installed by
Electrical Division forces in housing
areas are transformers and'part of
a program to improve the secondary
electrical distribution system in the
Canal Zone. Transformer houses
located throughout the area are
being supplemented by moving the
"PADS" closer to the customers. In
addition, new cables are being in-
stalled into many houses to accom-
modate present day loads and in-
crease the reliability of the elec-
trical service.

Abright Electrical Construction
Co., Inc., will start work early next
year on three new substations to be
located in Diablo, Los Rios, and
Ancon. The structures will not look
like conventional electrical substa-
tions, but will blend in with the
overall community environment.
The substations are expected to be
in operation by mid 1972.
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Due to the number of accidents
and complaints from the public, a
strict selective law enforcement pro-
gram on Traffic Control Devices is
to be put in force on Thatcher Ferry
Bridge and other locations through-
out the Canal Zone, effective No-
vember 22, according to an an-
nouncement by Police Chief Caddis
Particular emphasis will be placed
on motorists who fail to obey traffic
control devices such as red lights,
stop signs, zones marked "no pass-
ing", and arrows indicating lanes to
be followed. In addition, the 25
m.p.h. speed limit zone on Gaillard
Highway and Pedro Miguel town-
site area will be strictly enforced.

Holiday Arts and

Crafts Show Slated
The Atlantic Art Set will have a
Holiday Arts and Crafts Show to-
morrow at the Margarita Retail
Store Building from 10 a.m. to 5
Paintings, handmade crafts, and
an exhibit of both children's and
adult's art work will be featured.
There will be items for sale and re-
freshments will be available. Any-
one wishing to display arts or crafts
work should call 5-461.

Columbus sailed le knew not
The crew complained lie wasn't fair,
For after all their wear and tear,
When they arrived, just where was

Panama Canal

_News Briefs

Did You Know?
Americans throw away 400
billion tons of trash a year,
enough to fill the Panama Canal
four times over every year. It is
composed of the following items:
58 billion cans, 28 billion bottles,
30 million tons of paper, and 7
million automobiles.
Each individual throws away
531 pounds of trash a day, a study
shows. Cost to pickup the trash
(not counting garbage pickup)
is $4.5 billion in taxes every year.

--, v.


November 27, 1970


The Cathedral of St. Luke in
Ancon will present an Advent Con-
cert Sunday, November 29, at 4 p.m.
Three groups will be featured.
The Coro Polif6nico de Panama, an
a cappella choir, under the direction
of Professor Arnold Walters, will
sing works ranging from the Renais-
sance to contemporary periods. The
Ars Antiqua Consort, a sextet of
recorders or baroque flutes, will play
works by Wilbye and Hook and
Christmas carols arranged by Hans
Poser. Daniel Driver is director. The
third group is the Woodwind Quin-
tet of the U.S. Air Force under the
direction of Sgt. Kenneth Anderson.

License Extension Paper
Needed to Drive in U.S.
Canal Zone vehicle licenses will
not expire until February 28, 1971,
but local residents planning to drive
a Canal Zone registered vehicle in
the United States during the months
of January and February should go
to the License Section and request
a statement showing the change in
the expiration date.

Deadline Is Nov. 30
Isthmian residents who are in-
terested in obtaining certificates of
citizenship during the next series of
hearings to be held in the Canal
Zone January 18 to 29, are reminded
that they have today and Monday,
November 30, to submit their appli-
Only those persons who have
made applications and for whom
appointments have been set up will
be included in these hearing.
Applications and other pertinent
information is available from Mrs.
Lois K. Thomas at the Office of the
Chief, Customs Division, Balboa
Terminals Building. Her hours are
7 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m.

Shriners Parade ...
(Continued from p. 1)
tor's Staff, will supervise the day-
long activities, which will be fol-
lowed by the ceremonial banquet at
the Albrook Officers' Club at 6:30
Shriners are reminded of the
luncheon for the entire nobility at
the Ancon Masonic Temple follow-
ing the parade.

Pre-Christmas . .
(Continued from p. 1)
number of items on sale suitable for
Christmas gifts.
Those interested in entering items
in the exhibit and sale should con-
tact George Barnett, program direc-
tor of the YMCA, by telephone at
3-2163 or 3-2164.

The road to hell seems paved with
bad inventions.
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If you must start something, be
sure you can stop, too.

What does occur in a jury room when 12 people are to decide the fate of
another human being? This is the question that is being presented in Canal
Zone College's dramatic production of "Twelve Angry Men." The play is
to run December 2-5. Call 2-2380 for reservations. From front to back are:
Dave Furlong, Shirley Fontaine, Rudy Crespo, Lonny Johnston, Jennie
Veno, Bill Duffus, Craig Boatwright, Walt Young, Tom Garber, Steve Krisa,
Jean Stewart, Todd Peckman.

Medical Wives Society Sets Holiday Luncheon

A holiday style luncheon meeting
will be held by the Canal Zone
Medical Wives' Society at the
Quarry Heights Officers' Club, on
December 3, at 12 noon.
Following the sherry hour, mem-
bers and their guests will have holi-
day turkey with all the trimmings,
and Hugh Cuatros, guitarist, and
Elaine Walden, singer, will present

License Plates Go

On Sale January 4
Vehicle owners in the Canal Zone
are reminded that license plates for
1971 will go on sale January 4 and
not December 1 as in previous years.
Sale of the license plates will con-
tinue through February 26.
Applications will be distributed
in the last week of December and
the drawing for low numbers will
be held January 15. Persons who
want to be included in the low
numbers-21 through 999-drawing
should mark their application en-
velopes "For drawing."

In a free society, only some are
guilty of wrongdoing but all are re-
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Anybody can be discouraged.
Be a somebody and keep at it.

Gene Laham heads for the finish line in the Gold Coast (Florida) Marathon
which he easily won this year. Laham is one of five racers from Florida
entered in the 16th annual Presidential Regatta to be held December 27
from the Panama Yacht and Fishing Club. (See story on page 3.)

typical South American Christmas
Decorations for the luncheon will
be made by the wives of the interns
at Gorgas Hospital and some of
them will be raffled off as door
Hostesses for the luncheon will
be the Gorgas wives. Reservations
should be made with the unit repre-
sentatives by December 1 and all
cancellations should be in by noon,
December 1. Tickets will be sold at
the door.

Miss Raquel Villamil, stylist for a
leading line of lingerie sold in the
Canal Zone, will be at the Lingerie
Department of the Balboa Retail
Store December 1, 2, and 3 and at
Coco Solo Retail Store December 4,
as a consultant on undergarments.
She also will hold a short training
session for sales employees of the
Supply Division. Miss Villamil will
assist customers in selecting the
proper undergarments compatible
with the current fashions and will be
available for advice concerning spe-
cific individual requirements.

C.Z. Man Promoted
Joseph W. Bosley, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Joseph W. Bosley, of Cardenas,
has been promoted to the grade of
Engineman Second Class, U.S.
Navy. Presentation of the certificate
of advancement was made by Navy
Capt. Ralph G. Spencer, senior ad-
visor to the Vietnamese Amphibious
Task Force 211, at Dong Tam.

T. i. Street Named to E. & C. Bureau

Lt. Col. Thomas J. Street has
joined the staff of the Panama Canal
Engineering and Construction Bu-
reau and has assumed his duties as
executive officer.
Colonel Street comes to the Canal
Zone from the Office of the Chief,
Army Reserve, Washington, D.C.,
where he was chief of the Facilities
Branch of the Logistics Division and
responsible for developing and di-
recting a $10 to $30 million con-
struction program.
A native of Lakeland, Fla., Colo-
nel Street graduated in 1950 from
Emory University in Decatur, Ga.,
with a major in geology. He also
holds a bachelor of science degree
in civil engineering from Missouri
School of Mines, Rolla, Mo. Com-
missioned in the Army Reserve in
1951, he was promoted to captain
in the regular Army in 1961 and to
lieutenant colonel in 1966.
Colonel Street who has had a
wide and varied career, commanded
a provisional construction detach-
ment at Fort Davis in the Canal
Zone in 1953-54 when he was a
lieutenant. He served as resident
engineer on the construction of
Dye-1, a Distant Early Warning
(DEW) line extension station in
Greenland in 1959-60. From 1961
to 1963, Colonel Street was resident
engineer on construction of four
Titan II missile launchers in Arkan-
sas and from 1963 to 1966 was
assistant operations officer, Engi-
neer Section, Headquarters, 7th
U.S. Army, Stuttgart, Germany.
In Vietnam, Colonel Street was
plans and operations officer in the
Office of the Engineer First Field
Force from 1966 to 1967, and was
in charge of the planning and devel-

opment of a network of medium lift
airfields in the II Corps Zone of
Vietnam to support combat opera-
tions. From 1967 to 1968, Colonel
Street was engineer staff officer in
the War Plans Division of Engineers
Strategic Studies Group, Office of
the Chief of Engineers, Washington,
D.C. He commanded the 44th En-
gineers Battalion (Const.) in Korea
in 1968-69.
Colonel Street holds the Legion
of Merit, the Meritorious Service
Medal, the Army and Air Force
Commendation Medal and the Air
Colonel Street and his wife, Re-
gina, are making their home in
Ancon. They have three children: a
daughter, Regina Ann, is a Captain
in the Army Nurses Corps serving
in Vietnam; and two sons, Arthur,
an infantry lieutenant stationed in
Germany; and Thomas, a junior at
the University of Florida.

Thomas J. Street


In-Service Employee Transfer-Vacancy Bulletin

Base Rate
Assistant Retail Store Department Manager (Orygoods),
NM-5/6 (Women's Wear Section) ---- $6,177.60/$6,822.40
Clerk, NM-3 ____ --------$3,931.20
Clerk (Checker), NM-2 (F.F.H.) ---- $3,182.40
Clerk-Stenographer, NM-41 (Intermittent) - $2.66
Clerk-Stenographer, NM-51 ___---- $6,177.60
Clerk-Typist, NM-31 _______------$3,931.20
Clerk-Typist, NM-31 (Intermittent) ----$1.89
Clerk-Typist, NM-31 _______------------ $3,931.20
File Clerk, NM-2 -_____________$3,182.40
Firefighter, FF-11 ____ ___---- ------- $5,028.92
Hydrologist, NM-7 __ _____-------$9,505.60
Lead Foreman (Quarters Maintenance), MS-3/9 $4.93
Leader Operating Engineer (Hoisting Equipment), MS-2a/10 $4.10
Library Aid, NM-3 (Intermittent) -----_ $1.89
Master, Towhoat, FE-13 _____ ____--- --$5.70
Mechanical Engineer, NM-11 (Air-Conditioning Design
Experience) --------------- _$12,438.40
Production Superintendent, NM-12/13 -- $14,192.00/$16,760.00
Safety Officer, NM-7/9 __----- -$7,550.40/$9,172.80
Sheetmetal Worker, MG-10 (Roofing) --- $3.68
Ward Clerk, NM-2 __ ------------- $3,182.40

Automotive Equipment Serviceman, MG-5 (Driver's License
required) (NTE 1 year) ------------
Chauffeur, MG-6 (F.F.H.) (NTE 1 year) _--- -
Clerk-Stenographer, NM-41 (NTE 1 year) - $5,
Clerk-Stenographer, NM-41 (NTE 1 year) - $5,
Clerk-Typist, NM-31 (NTE 1 year) ---------- $3,
Clerk-Typist, NM-41 (NTE 6-12-71) --- $5,
Clerk-Typist, NM-41 (NTE 1 year) -- __ $5,
Grounds Maintenance Equipment Operator, MG-4
(NTE 1 year) --- -.... ----------
Grounds Maintenance Equipment Operator (Small), MG-3
(NTE 1 year) ---------
Heavy Duty Equipment Mechanic, MG-10 (Driver's license
required) (NTE 1 year) _- __
Laborer (Heavy), MG-3 (NTE 6 Months)
Laborer (Heavy), MG-3 (NTE 1 year)
Materials Handling Equipment Repairman (Maintenance), MG-7
(Driver's License required) (NTE 1 year) --
Material Handling Equipment Repairman, MG-9
(Driver's License required) (NTE 1 year) --- -
Mobile Equipment Mechanic (Organizational), MG-8
(Driver's License required) (NTE 1 year) ---
Occupational Health Nurse, NM-7 (NTE 3-31-71) _----- $7,
Operating Engineer (Hoisting Equipment), MG-10
(NTE 6 months) -------
Painter (Maintenance), MG-7 (NTE 6-14-71)
Service Station Attendant, MG-4 (Driver's License
required) (NTE 1 year) --------- -----
Truckdriver, MG-6 (NTE 1 year) ___-----
Truckdriver, MG-6 (NTE 1 year) -----
Laborer, MG-2 (NTE 6-14-71) _--

Bureau or ca-
Division tion

Supply P
Navigation A
Terminals A
Comptroller P
Personnel P
Coco Solo Hos. A
Comptroller P
Navigation P
Coco Solo Hos. A
Fire P
Engineering P
Facilities Eng. A
Facilities Eng. A
Lib.-Museum P
Navigation A

Engineering P
Industrial A
Industrial A
Facilities Eng. P
Gorgas Hos. P

$1.59 Motor Trans. A
$1.63 Motor Trans. A
532.80 Com. Serv. A
532.80 Industrial A
931.20 Comptroller P
532.80 Electrical P
532.80 Industrial A

$1.55 Com. Serv. P

$1.51 Com. Serv. A

$3.68 Motor Trans. P
$1.51 Railroad P
$1.51 Supply A

$1.78 Motor Trans. P

$2.96 Motor Trans. A-P

$2.16 Motor Trans. A-P
800.00 Prev. Med. A

$3.68 Locks A
$1.78 Industrial A

$1.55 Motor Trans. A
$1.63 Motor Trans. A
$1.63 Supply P
$1.48 Industrial A

Application must be submitted on Form 433, APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER. A separate appli-
cation must be submitted for each job listed. When applying for more than one position, indi-
cate 1st choice, 2d choice, etc. New listings are shown in boldface type. The base rates shown
will be increased for U.S. citizens by the appropriate differential plus a tax factor where appli-
cable. I Indicates a written test requirement. Signifies a security position to be filled only by
a U.S. citizen. Further information may be obtained from the Employment and Placement Branch,
telephones 2-1221, 2-3618, or 3-1288. Employing officials should not be contacted directly.

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Vol. IX, No. 24 Mds de 56 Ailos al Servicio del Comercio Mundial Viernes 27 de Noviembre de 1970

Panamai Condecor6

A'a A "Mike" Progana

Tres empleados de la Divisi6n Industrial en Mount
Hope recibieron premios en reciente ceremonia llevada
a cabo en el Taller de Carpinteria de la Divisi6n. De iz-
quierda a derecha estin Martin White, aparejador,
quien recibi6 un Certificado de Reconocimiento por
haber sugerido el uso de protectores de hombros para
los aparejadores que cargan tablones; Emmanuel A.
Burton, primer capataz pintor, quien recibi6 una placa
para el Taller de Pintura debido a que sus trabajadores

En Enero


Las Placas
Se recuerda a todos los duefios
de vehiculos en la Zona del Canal
que las places para 1971 se pondran
a la venta el 4 de enero y no el 19 de
diciembre como en afios anteriores.
La venta de places continuara hasta
el 26 de febrero.
Las solicitudes serAn distribuidas
en la iltima semana de diciembre y
el sorteo para los n6meros bajos
tendrA lugar el 15 de enero. Las per-
sonas que deseen ser incluidas en el
sorteo de los ndmeros bajos-del 21
hasta 999-deberAn marcar sus so-
bres de solicitudes "For drawing".
Las places que comiencen con el nu-
mero 1.000 se pondrAn a la venta el
4 de enero, a base del primero que
(Continda en la pdgina 4)

trabajaron 1.000.000 de horas hombre sin accident
causante de incapacidad desde 1958; Vincent Ridge,
capataz de carpinteria en los astilleros y muelles de la
Division Industrial, quien entreg6 los premios, y Ru-
dolph T. Smith, primer capataz constructor de buques,
quien recibi6 un Certificado de Premio por Sugerencia y
un cheque por $60 por haber sugerido una manera mAs
rapida y econ6mica de hacer las roscas de las tuberias.

Hay Nuevo (

En Ingenieria
El Teniente Coronel Thomas J.
Street (foto en la secci6n inglesa),
nuevo official ejecutivo, ha ingresa-
do ya al personal de la Direcci6n de
Ingenieria y Construcci6n del Canal
de Panama y empezado a desempe-
fiar sus fimciones.
El Coronel Street viene a la Zona
del Canal procedente de la Oficina
del Jefe de la Reserva del Ej6rcito,
en Washington, D.C., donde era
Jefe del Ramo de Instalaciones de
la Division de Logistica y responsa-
ble por el desarrollo y direcci6n de
un program de construcciones que
va de $10 a $30 millones.
Nacido en Lakeland, Florida, el
Coronel Street se gradu6 en 1950
en la Universidad Emory, en Deca-
tur, Georgia, con especializaci6n en
geologia. Tambidn es ingeniero civil
de la Escuela de Minas de Missouri,
en Rolla.
El Coronel Street, quien ha teni-

Bomberos de la Zona y Panama

Celebraran Juntos el Dia 28

El Benembrito Cuerpo de Bom-
beros de Panamal dara splendor es-
pecial a la conmemoraci6n de su
fundaci6n, el dia de mafiana 28 de
noviembre, cuando cumpla 83 afios
de fundado. Delegados de la Divi-
si6n de Bomberos de la Zona del
Canal asistiran a muchos de los
Las celebraciones comenzaron
desde el dia de hoy, cuando a las
8 a.m., la alta oficialidad de los
bombers de PanamA coloc6 ofren-
das florales en el Monolito de los
Comandantes, en el Cuartel Juan
Antonio Guizado. A las 5 p.m., la
Cerveceria del Bari ofrecerA un am-
bigl a los oficiales.
A las 6 p.m. de hoy, seran ilumi-
nados todos los cuarteles de bombe-
ros de la ciudad y a las 8 p.m., par-
tirA desde el Cuartel Central Ricar-
do Arango, el gran Desfile de Antor-
chas, en que participarin, en uni-
forme de diario los oficiales y tropas
de todas las compafiias de bomberos

de la ciudad. Este traditional paseo
de antorchas recorre las principles
arteries de la ciudad de Panama y
es muy aplaudido por el pueblo ca-
El amanecer de manana sAbado
28, serA alegrado por dianas. A las
9 a.m., tendrA lugar el desfile del
material rodante antiguo y modern,
en que participan los carros de todos
los cuarteles de PanamA y muchos
de la Zona del Canal. Se acostum-
bra terminar este desfile en la Ave-
nida 4 de Julio, donde los bombers
de Panama despiden a sus colegas
de la Zona del Canal que han toma-
do part en el desfile de material
El domingo 29, a las 11 a.m. ten-
drA lugar la ultima de las ceremo-
nias del aniversario del Cuerpo de
Bomberos y consistirA en la inaugu-
raci6n del nuevo Cuartel Florencio
Arosemena, en el Distrito Especial
de San Miguelito.


)ficial Ejecutivo

r Construcci6n
do una amplia y variada carrera,
comand6 un destacamento provisio-
nal de construcci6n en Fuerte Davis,
Zona del Canal, en 1953-54, cuando
era teniente. Sirvi6 como ingeniero
resident en la construcci6n de
Dye-1, una estaci6n del servicio de
Alarma RApida a Distancia (DEW)
en Groenlandia, de 1959 a 1960. De
1961 a 1963, el Coronel Street fue
ingeniero resident en la construc-
ci6n de cuatro plataformas de lan-
zamiento de proyectiles autopropul-
sados Titan II, en Arkansas, y de
1963 a 1966 fue official ayudante de
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

El lunes, 23 de noviembre de
1970, a las 7:30 p.m., en el Instituto
Panamefio de Habilitaci6n Especial,
la Profesora Berta Torrijos de Aro-
semena en representaci6n del Go-
bierno Nacional, impuso la Con-
decoraci6n de Vasco Nufiez de Bal-
boa, en el Grado de Comendador a
Manuel M. Progana, empleado del
Canal de Panama.
El Gobernador W. P. Leber y el
Vicegobernador R. S. Hartline se
encontraban entire el distinguido pd-
blico que asisti6 a la ceremonia.
Progana, conocido como "Mike"
Progana por sus numerosas amista-
des de PanamA y la Zona del Canal
inici6 su asociaci6n con la Escuela
de Sordos desde 1957 y en 1964 tam-
bi6n ampli6 su colaboraci6n a la
Escuela de Ciegos Helen Keller del
Institute de Habilitaci6n Especial.
Los nifios de esos planteles se han
acostumbrado a verlo tan frecuente-
mente en la escuela que ya lo consi-
deran como un familiar suyo.
No es la primera vez que Progana
ve reconocidos sus m6ritos en Pa-
namA. El 29 de abril de 1968, el en-
tonces Presidente del Consejo Muni-
cipal de la ciudad de Panama, H.C.
Alvaro L6pez, entregaba a Progana
un certificado declarAndolo Hijo Me-
ritorio del Distrito Capital y las
Llaves de la Ciudad.
El lunes, cuando la Profesora
Berta Torrijos de Arosemena, Di-
rectora del Instituto de Habilita-
ci6n Especial, le impuso la conde-
coraci6n a Progana, pronunci6 emo-
cionada la menci6n official que
acompafia a la condecoraci6n y que
en parte dice asi:
"Por sus 14 afios consecutivos de
servicios y desvelos, para llevar un
poco de alegria y much de carifio
a los nifios de nuestra instituci6n".
"Mike" Progana naci6 en Acush-
net, Massachusetts, Estados Unidos
de America, de padres de origen
portugu6s y lleg6 a PanamA en junio
de 1948, como empleado de la Base
Naval de Rodman. En mayo de
1950, fue trasladado a la Divisi6n
de Esclusas del Canal de PanamA,
donde ha permanecido hasta ahora.
En la actualidad desempefia la po-
sici6n de Subjefe Operario de Case-
ta de Control de las Esclusas de
La Profesora Graciela de Lasso,
Director de la Escuela de Ciegos
"Helen Keller" se express asi de
"Mike" Progana: "MAs que todo lo

Premios de la Divisi6n Industrial por esfuerzos sobresa-
lientes durante la Campafia Federal Combinada son
entregados a dos trabajadores de la campafia en el sec-
tor AtlAntico. Rolando Linares, director de la Campafia
Federal Combinada en la Divisi6n Industrial, a la iz-
quierda, entrega raros sujetalibros hechos de cojinetes


Manuel M. "Mike" Progana
que ha hecho a favor de nuestros
nifios, much mAs que sus desvelos
por nuestros alumnos, es lo que ha
hecho el Sr. Progana por estrechar,
mAs y mAs, los lazos de amistad que
unen a panamefios y norteamerica-
nos. A pesar de no ser diplomatico,
ha cumplido con los postulados mAs
firmes de esa noble profesi6n en una
de las misiones mAs altas que se
pueden llevar a cabo en nuestro te-
rritorio national".

Moneda "Valiosa"

de 5 Centesimos

Est Circulando
Los coleccionistas de monedas en
la Zona del Canal deberAn saber que
estAn circulando en el Istmo mone-
das falsas de 5 centesimos de 1916.
La verdadera moneda, que ya no
circula, tiene el mismo tamaiio de
una moneda de 10 centavos de
EE. UU., con un valor de $175.
La falsificaci6n es tambien fAcil
de reconocer debido a la pobre ca-
lidad de la leyenda que estA bien
espaciada y no paralela. Otro rasgo
perceptible al ojo de un especialista
es la cabeza un poco extendida de
Balboa. La duplicaci6n de la ins-
cripci6n es perfect pero uno de los
cuadros dentro de una bandera tiene
Sun hacha horizontal que no es co-
m6n en ninguna de las monedas de
(Continda en la pdgina 4)

de rodillos sacados de las alcantarillas de las esclusas
a Philip Henry, maestro en Rainbow City. Alvin L.
Gallin, jefe de la division, a la derecha, obsequia un
juego similar de sujetalibros al CapitAn Joshua Tyle del
Ejercito de Salvaci6n en Col6n.


Noviembre 27, 1970




Suieto a cambios sin
previo aviso

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Los Monstruos
12:00-Suerte y Alegria
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-EI Show de la Una
2:00-Boris Karloff Presenta
3:00-Fuego de Juventud
4:00-Los Detectives
5:00-Los Monstruos
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-E1 Precio de la Fama
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:30-Boris Karloff Presenta

9:15-La Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
12:00-Suerte y Alegria
12:30-Los PoliVoces
1:00-El Fantasma y la
Sra. Muir
l:30-Buscando Novia A PapA
2:00-El Juego de la Semana
5:00-El Gran Chaparral
7:30-Grupo 21
8:00-Misi6n Imposible
10:00-Premiere de Gala

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Los Monstruos
12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Boris Karloff Presenta
3:00-Fuego de Juventud
4:00-Los Detectives
5:00-Los Monstruos
5:30-La Novicia Voladora
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
f:30-Tevedos Infornma
7:30-El Especial
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:30-Boris Karloff Presenta

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Los Monstruos
12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-E1 Show de la Una
2:00-Boris Karloff Presenta
3:00-Fuego de Juventud
4:00-Los Detectives
5:00-Los Monstruos
5:30-Bugs Bunny y sus
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-Patrulla Juvenil
10:00-Ultimas Notieias
10:30-Boris Karlofl Presenta

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Los Monstruos
12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Boris Karloff Presenta
3:00-Fuego de Juventud
4:00-Los Detectives
5:00-Los Monstruos
5:30-El Circo
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:30-Boris Karloff Presenta

DOS Seiioritas Maiana Tendran


Logran Honor
En una asamblea de la Escuela
Secundaria de Crist6bal, el 17 de
noviembre, el Capitulo "Costa de
Oro" de la Sociedad Nacional Junior
de Estudiantes de Honor notifico y
acept6 a cinco nuevos miembros.
Entre los nuevos estudiantes que
alcanzan ese honor estAn la Srta.
Sheryl Smith, Srta. Margaret Kien-
zel y Mario Pino son hijos de em-
pleados de la Zona del Canal y los
otros dos pertenecen a families de la
ciudad de Col6n. Son ellos la Srta.
Catherine Perret y la Srta. BArbara
Baitel. El padre de la Srta. Perret
es un distinguido comerciante colo-
nense y el de la Srta. Baitel, ejecu-
tivo de la Refineria Panama.

En Estados Unidos

Se Bota una Gran

Cantidad de Basura
El peri6dico SUNDAY EAGLE, de
Wichita, Kansas, inform reciente-
mente que los habitantes de Esta-
dos Unidos botan 400.000 millones
de toneladas de basura al afio, 1o
suficiente como para rellenar el
Canal de PanamA cuatro veces al
afio. Dicha basura se descompone
asi: 58.000 millones de latas, 28.000
millones de botellas, 30.000 millo-
nes de toneladas de papel y 7 millo-
nes de autom6viles.
Cada individuo bota 535 libras de
basura seca al dia, segiln demuestra
un studio. El costo para recoger
esa basura (sin contar el costo de
recolecci6n de la basura orgAnica)
es de $4.500 millones al aio que
tienen que pagar los mismos ciuda-
danos por medio de sus impuestos.

Una Exposici6n

En Margarita

El Grupo Artistico del Atlintico
celebrarA mafiana una Exhibici6n de
Dia de Fiesta de Artes y Manuali-
dades, en el Edificio del Centro de
Servicios de Margarita, desde las
10 a.m. y hasta las 5 p.m.
La caracteristica principal de la
exhibici6n serA una colorida exposi-
ci6n de pinturas, objetos manufac-
turados a mano y una exhibici6n de
trabajos artisticos, tanto de nifios
como de adults.
Habra tambi6n muchos articulos
a la venta y se podra obtener refres-
cos. Cualquiera persona interesada
en exponer sus trabajos artisticos o
de manualidades deberA llamar al

Maneje con Cuidado

Use mis Cortesia

Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pa-
namA. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya
fuere verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6-
nica o noticia aqui aparecida, sin
necesidad de solicitud expresa.
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
Jefe de la Oficina de Informacidn
La informaci6n que se deseare publi-
car 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
empleados del Canal de PanamA.
Valor de la subscripci6n para otros
(incluvendo envio por correo) $2.60 al
aio. Los cheques deben hacerse pa-
gaderos al Panama Canal Company y
dirigidos a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions,
Box M, Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

Pioywmn de Exe4t&

Noviembre 28-Independencia de PanamA de Espafia (1821). Tambien en
este dia se celebrara el aniversario 83 de la fundaci6n del Benem6rito
Cuerpo de Bomberos de PanamA. Ese dia las celebraciones estAn mayor-
mente a cargo de los Camisas Rojas panamefios, como carifiosamente se
llama a los bombers, quienes desfilarAn por las calls de la ciudad. La
noche anterior, los bombers efectuaran un paseo de antorchas por las
principles avenidas de PanamA. Al mediodia del 28 se otorgarAn las
condecoraciones que anualmente concede el Cuerpo de Bomberos de
PanamA. En estas ceremonies habrf representantes de la Divisi6n de
Bomberos de la Zona del Canal.
Diciembre 8-Dia de la Inmaculada Concepci6n. Fiesta Nacional en Pana-
mi donde es dedicado a las madres por ley de la Repiblica. Es el dia
traditional de la Primera Comuni6n en las iglesias cat6licas de PanamA
y en el Interior, las ciudades y pueblos se ven Ilenos de nifos y nifias
con sus blancos vestidos de Primera Comuni6n visitando a sus amistades.
La Inmaculada Concepci6n, seg6n la Iglesia Cat6lica, es la patrona de
Estados Unidos y Brasil.
Diciembre 12-Fiesta de la Virgen de Guadalupe, patron de M6xico y de
toda la Am6rica Latina. Tambi6n en la ciudad de PanamA es muy vene-
rada dicha sagrada imagen, pues existe en la ciudad una barriada que
Ileva el nombre de Villa Guadalupe, otra poblaci6n cercana a La Cho-
rrera ileva ese nombre y recientemente fue consagrado un temple en
honor de la Virgen de Guadalupe, en la Calle 50 de la ciudad de PanamA.
Diciembre 15.-En la Rep6blica de PanamA se celebra el Dia del Tip6gra-
fo. Se conmemora con diversos actos, pero se continue la publicaci6n de
los peri6dicos.

1]:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Los Monstruos
12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Boris Karloff Presenta
3-00-Fuego de Juventud
4:00-Los Detectives
5:00-Los Monstruos
5:30-Mr. Ed
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
10-00-Ultimas Noticias
10:30-Boris Karloff Presenta

10:30-De Mujer a Mujer
11:30-Los Tres Chiflados
12:00-Batman v Cartones
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Mis Adorables Sobrinos
1:30-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
2:00-Los Invencibles
3:30-Roma, Mi Amore
4:00-Deportes en TV-2
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-Tierra de Gigantes
8:30-Audacia es el Juego
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:30-Cine Sabado

En Su


Desde el 27 de Noviembre hasta el
4 de Diciembre de 1970

Viernes, 10:00 p.m.-Benefit Show Youth
Council-Robin And The 7 Hoods
SAbado-The Last Escape (AYC) y
Help (AYC)
Domingo-The Gnome-Mobile (AYC)
Lunes-The Gnomon-Mobile (AYC)
Mi6rcoles-Days Of Wrath (AY) y
The Name Of The Game Is Kill (A)
Jueves-Southern Star (A, Y maduros)
Viernes-The Last Escape (AYC) y
Help (AYC)
Domingo-Duel At Diablo (SIT) (AY) y
In The Heat Of The Night (SIT) (AY)
Lunes-Days Of Wrath (AY) y
The Name Of The Game Is Kill (A)
Martes-Southern Star (A, Y maduros)
Miercoles-Fail Safe (AY)
Vieres-Apache (AYC) y
The Valiant (AY)
Viernes, 10:00 p.m.-Two On A Guillotine
S'bado-Battle Of Sinai (AY) y
Here Comes The Jets (AY)
Domingo-Whom The Gods Wish To
Destroy (AYC)
Lunes-Whom The Gods Wish To
Destroy (AYC)
Martes-The Alamo (AYC)
Jueves-Vendetta For The Saint (AY) y
Cincinnati Kid (A)
Viernes, 10:00 p.m.-The Bravados (AY)
Guia del Cine: A, Adultos; Y, J6venes de
12 a 16 anos; C, Nifios de 8 a 12 afos.
SIT significa: "Con titulos en espafiol".
Todas las peliculas comienzan a las
7 p.m., except cuando se indica. Este
progra;ma estai siieto a cambios sin
previo aviso.
Los sjvenes menores de 17 afios no
seran admitidos a peliculas clasificadas
como para adults, a menos que sean
graduandos de escuela secundaria o
est6n acompafiados por uno de sus pta-
dres o por su tutor.




Sujeto a canmbios sin
previo aviso

11:15-El Mundo de Csar
11:45-Los Aventureros
12:00-Sorteo del Miercolito
12:15-Tres Patines
1:00-Informativo del
2:30-Get Smart
3:00-La Mujer Opina
3:30-Monstruos del Espacio
4:00-La Hora Infantil
4:30-EI Perseguido
6 30-Telenoticias
7:30-E1 Tremendo Juez
11:00-La Ciudad Desnuda

Center en la JVotfcia


Atendiendo uno de los esterilizado-
res del Laboratorio del Hospital
Gorgas, en cuya operaci6n se ha
vuelto un verdadero expert, apare-
ce Pablo E. P6rez, de servicio en
dicha dependencia del hospital mis
grande de la Zona del Canal. Naci-
do en uno de los mAs bellos pueblos
de la provincia chiricana, Tol, P&-
rez estA muy orgulloso de su pueblo
natal, a pesar de que desde los 14
ailos, al terminar su escuela prima-
ria, vino a residir a la ciudad de Pa-
namA para hacer sus studios secun-
darios. "Estudi6 en el Instituto Na-
cional, el glorioso Nido de Aguilas,
donde se han formado muchos hom-
bres de valia de Panami", dice con
orgullo. Al salir de la escuela, se en-
contr6 conque los trabajos de ofici-
na no eran muchos, pero enseguida
consigui6 una colocaci6n como ayu-
dante electricista con la Cia. Tucker
McClure, contratistas que efectua-
ban trabajos en la Zona del Canal.
"Aprendi bastante de electricidad,
algo completamente desconocido
para mi hasta entonces, en los 2 afios
que trabaj6 con esa empresa", dice
con la franqueza que lo caracteriza.
Esti muy orgulloso de sus hijos,
Guillermo y Yolanda. El primero,

9:15-Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
12:30-Programa de Felix B.
1:30-Camisel Internacional
2:15-Domingo Deportivo
5:30-Modas Aldens
6:30-Programa de Juguetes
de Sarah Fashion
S:00-Dcpartamento "S"
9:00--Hawaii Cinco Cero
10:00-Estreno Sorpresivo

11:15-El Mundo de Cesar
11:45-Los Aventureros
12:15-Jueves Estelares
1:00-Informativo del
2:30-Will Sonnett
3:00-La Voz del Censo
3:30-Monstruos del Espacio
4-00-La lHora Infantil
4:30-El Perseguido
5 30-Telenovela
7:30-Simplemente Simplicia
10:00-Marcns Welby
11:00-La Ciudad Desnuda

11:15-E1 Mundo de Cesar
11:45-Los Aventureros
12:15-Tres Patines
1:00-Informativo del
2:30-Get Smart
3:00-Folklore Nacional
3:30-Monstruos del Espacio
4:00-La Hora Infantil
4:30-E1 Perseguido
7:30-El Tremendo Juez
11:00-La Ciudad Desnuda

11:15-El Mundo de Cesar
11:45-Los Aventureros
1:00-Informativo del
2:30-Get Smart
3:00-Camino de la Verdad
3:30-Monstruos del Espacio
4:00-La Hora Infantil
4:30-El Perseguido
7:30-EI Tremendo Juez
10:00-La Ley del Rev61ver
11:00-La Hora Cero

de 18 afios, recientemente graduado
en el Instituto Iacional, y la segun-
da, de 14 afios, que cursa el segundo
afio de secundaria en el Instituto
Fermin Nadeau de la ciudad de Pa-
nama. Desde hace 15 afios ingres6
al servicio del Hospital Gorgas y
desde entonces siempre ha permane-
cido en el Laboratorio, donde es
muy apreciado por su carActer ser-
vicial. "En ocasiones se encarga de
preparar el caf6 y se preocupa tam-
bi6n por cuidar de las plants y flo-
res que adornan las oficinas del la-
boratorio", dicen sus compafieros de
trabajo. Se le pregunta por su ma-
yor deseo y contest sin vacilaci6n:
"Superarme siempre en mi trabajo
para escalar mejores posiciones".
Dice que estA sumamente content
con sus compafieros de trabajo y
con su jefe inmediato, Vallarino que
le ha ensefiado todo lo que sabe.

El esposo diplomAtico a su espo-
sa: "dC6mo esperas que recuerde tu
cumpleafios cuando nunca luces mAs

Piense usted esto-el aire solia
ser invisible.

10 30-Cartones
11:15-E1 Mundo de Cesar
11:45-Los Aventureros
12:15-Festival en Madrid
1:00-Informativo del
2:30-Will Sonnett
3:00-El Hogar y la Escuela
3:30-Monstruos del Espacio
4:00--La Hora Infantil
4:30-E1 Perseguido
7:30-Familia Miseria
10:00-Centro MNdico
11:00-La Ciudad Desnuda

11:00-Archic y Sabrina
11:30-El Mundo de Cesar
12:00-Astro Boy
12:30-Daniel El Travieso
1:00-Informativo del
1:30-Gomer Pyle
2:00-Victor Martinez Blanco
4:30-Los Catedraticos del
5:30-Taller de Santa Claus
8i:30 Telenoticias
8:30-Viaie al Fondo del Mar
9:30-Pzazz 70

Pagina 2




Noviembre 27, 1970


ClIsico Presidente Tendrd

Lugar el 27 de Diciembre

Organizado por el Club de Yates
v Pesca de Panamni v el Instituto Pa-
nameiio de Turismo so celebranri cl
27 de diciembre proximo cl Clasico
de Lanchas "President e de la Repi-
blica" en su dci6imosexta edici6n,
de Panamn a Taboga a Panami.
En el clhsico do este afio partici-
parin lanchas del Estado de La Flo-
rida, que tendrin como pilots a
destacados deportistas estadouni-
denses que han ganado importantes
pruebas en los Estados Unidos.
Ademais de las lanchas de Pana-
mai, participaran, como en anios an-

Exposicion General

Habra en el Tivoli

teriores, lanchas de los clubs de
yates de la Zona del Canal.
El chlsico sera parte de la "Se-
mana del Mar", que tendrA lugar
del 20 al 27 de diciembre.
El primer premio en el Clisico
President seri do $3.000, el segun-
do de $1.000, el tercero de $750 y
el cuarto de $250. Adcmlis el gana-
dor recibirA una replica de la Copa
de plata que tiene un valor de
$5.000 y que pasari a powder del
piloto que gane la prueba tres veces.
HabrA tambi6n pruebas de esqui
acuatico con premios en efectivo, lo
mismo que otras pruebas de circuit
en lanchas.
Los cinco pilots de La Florida
que se anuncia correran en el Cla-
sico Presidente de este afio son:
Ken Berkert, Gene Laham, Dale
Daily, Ward Weiss y Charles Gagen.

Desde Diciembre 5 Senalan Fecha

El Capitulo de Panama y de la
Zona del Canal de la Liga Nacional
de Mujeres Escritoras de Am6rica,
tendrA una exposici6n general en la
Pequefia Galeria Tivoli que esti en
la Casa de Huespedes Tivoli, del 5
de dicienbre al 2 de enero pr6ximo.
Las socias exhibirAn y venderAn
al puiblico artesania decorative como
joyeria, cernmica, esculturas de tela,
piezas florales y articulos de cobre.
En la exposici6n habrl tambi6n pin-
turas en miniature.
La participaci6n esta limitada a
las socias del Capitulo de Panama y
de la Zona del Canal. Mayor infor-
maci6n puede obtenerse Ilamando a
la president Agnes Bowen en Bal-
boa 1597.
La exposici6n que esti actual-
mente en la Pequefia Galeria conti-
nuarn hasta el 5 de diciembre.

"'odo Io que hice fue recordarle qu o
pusiera lo. anteojos de seguridad".

Para el Correo

De la Navidad
El Director de Correos recueroda
a todos los residents de la Zona del
Canal que las fechas para el correo
ordinario de Navidad que se origin
en la Zona del Canal han pasado y
que las siguientes fechas para otras
categories de correo deben seguirse:
Correo A6reo-Ultramar (inclu-
yendo APO) del 19 al 10 de diciem-
bre; Estados Unidos, del 8 al 19 de
SAM (Correo en Espacio Militar
Disponible)-A los Estados Unidos,
del 4 al 9 de diciembre.
PAL (Puente A6reo para Correo
Postal Militar)-A los APO, del 4 al
9 de diciembre.
A las personas que proyecten en-
viar regalos a los Estados Unidos, de
acuerdo con las reglamentaciones de
Aduana de Estados Unidos que per-
miten que tales regalos hasta de $10
de valor para entrar libre de impues-
tos, se les recuerda que deben mar-
car cada paquete "Bona Fide Gift-
Not Exceeding $10".
Los paquetes aceptados para ser
enviados por correo no pueden ex-
ceder las 70 libras de peso y no
deben pasar de 100 pulgadas de
largo o de circunferencia.

Una mujer nunca admitirA haber
perdido una discusi6n. Ella s6lo
piensa que no ha podido aclarar su

Optimismo es la habilidad de re-
ferirse a "mi auto", cuando todavia
Ifaltan 35 letras por pagar.

Esta es una de las lanchas de La Florida que competi-
rAn en el Clfsico Presidente de la Repiblica, que se
celebrara el 27 de diciembre de PanamA a Taboga a
PanamA. Esta lancha, la "Oh Mona too", serA guiada
por Dale Daily, poseedor del record mundial de velo-

Barco de Paseo

Llegara al Canal

El Fin de Semana
Un pequeiio barco britinico de
paseo Ilamado The Queen of the
Isles (La Reina de las Islas), Ilega-
rii al Canal de Panam'i este fin de
semana en on viaje de 40 dias y
10.000 millas desde Inglaterra hasta
Tonga en donde seri puesto en el
servicio entire islas.
El barco que ha llevado pasajeros
entire las islas Scilly y Penzance du-
rante afios, es un regalo de Gran
Bretafia a Tonga. Cuando Ilegue a
Crist6bal sera tripulado por una tri-
pulaci6n de naturales de Tonga que
lo abordaron a principios de no-
viembre cuando se encarg6 oficial-
mente el Bar6n Vaca, Alto Comi-
sionado de Tonga en Londres.
Botado al agua en 1955, el barco
fue el diltimo navio construido por
el astillero Bristol que tambi6n hizo
el vapor Great Britain.
Poco despubs que el Queen fue
comprado por la Isles of Scilly
Steamship Co., se inici6 el servicio
de helic6ptero y su necesidad desa-
Entonces fue comprado por el
Ministro de Desarrollo en Ultramar
y fue sometido a un cambio en Pen-
zance para su nueva labor de dar
a Tonga su primer servicio entire




R. T. Baltozer
Clarence R. Boughner
Bobby D. Clingan
Arthur Doubleday
Jose GonzAlez
Rowland R. Hayward
Ferdinand James
Enrique Martinez
H-ctor Noad
James Pritchard
Lorenzo I. Quarless
Carlos C. Ruiz
Francisco Rodriguez
Preston M. Trim, Jr.
Daniel W. Williams
Lewis W. Armstrong
Eric P. Castleton
H. J. Chase
Santiago Griffin
Al Houston

Carlos MorAn
Pablo Vibero
Fitzgerald White
Susanne M. Corrigan
Vernon C. Douglas
Richard S. Zornes
Margaret C. Brenneman
William G. Bingham
William F. Kessler
Karl W. Shirley
William E. Weigle III
Roberto A. Morin

Miedo vs. Convencimiento L6gico
ACTUAR DE UNA MANERA DETERMINADA porque estamos convencidos
de que es la mejor forma de proceder, es muy distinto a ejecutar la misma
acci6n en base al miedo, o por cumplir una orden, o por rutina. De la mis-
ma manera, el program de seguridad que esti basado en el miedo estA
condenado al fracazo.

V a

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MWtodos apropiados de seguridad son usados por em- de Panama. Sosteniendo los vientos a la izquierda es
pleados de la reci6n creada Divisi6n de Instalaciones Florencio DeLe6n y Carlos Blackman. En los vier
de Ingenieria al acomodar las pesadas vigas prefabrica- a la derecha estin Narciso Vergara, Lubin There
das de concrete que sostienen las defenses de caucho actual capataz, y Emil C. Mayers.
que se usan en las entradas de las esclusas del Canal

Es verdad que hay que apelar a todos los medios posibles para evitar
que el trabajador corra riesgos initiles, por ejemplo, negindose a usar la
ropa y equipos de seguridad. A veces habrd que confrontarlo con casos
dolorosos y con datos estadisticos aterradores para convencerlo de que o
se protege, o se pierde. Pero la labor del encargado de la seguridad no
puede concluir ahi. Su plan de acci6n tiene que tener alcances much mAs
elevados. Por ejemplo, es mil veces mas saludable -y mas seguro- lograr
que el obrero se ponga las gafas de seguridad no solo por el temor a perder
un ojo -que es un instinto muy natural- sino tambi6n por convencimiento
16gico, consecuencia del sentido comin.
Hay refranes que, mas por rutina que por tradici6n, han venido arras-
trAndose y aferrlndose entire nosotros. Aquello de "la experiencia entra por
caheza propia" o "los tropezones hacen levantar los dedos" es sencillamente
deplorable y su aplicaci6n no deberia ser cierta puesto que esti basada en
una filosofia errada. Lo que pasa es que, por descuido, por no pensar antes
de actuar, las mAs de las veces nos encontramos con que, en verdad, el
tropez6n que nos fracture el dedo gordo nos hizo levantar no solo los
dedos, sino todo el pie y que en adelante pondremos mAs cuidado. Pero si
S hubiramos aprendido a mirar antes donde ibamos a poner el pie, el
dicho se habria quedado sin aplicaci6n.
A refranes como "la experiencia entra por cabeza propia" cabe ante-
poner "prevenir es mejor que curar", que es precisamente la maxima que
debe regir a todo program de seguridad.
Es actitud humana muy caracteristica career que "es peligroso, pero
cosas asi no me pasan a mi", actitud saludable en detenninadas circuns-
tancias -arriesgar la propia para salvar una vida, pilotear un nuevo diseiho
de avi6n, Ilevar a cabo un experiment cientifico- pero que no tiene cabida
en la prevenci6n de accidents y enfermedades industrials. Lo primero
es correr un riesgo necesario y fructifero, lo segundo es correr un riesgo
De la sagacidad y buen sentido del supervisor de seguridad dependera
lograr convencer a su personal de la diferencia que existed entire el miedo
tin como motor de acci6n y el convencimiento basado en una 16gica sana como
itos guia de esas mismas acciones.

Pagina 3

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cidad en lanchas con motor fuera de borda en 1962 y
1965, siendo ademas campe6n de la Divisi6n del Este
en 1970, y ganador del Endurance Race Championship,
una carrera de 9 horas.






Noviembre 27, 1970

Roberto Mayers, joven estudiante de la Escuela Secun-
daria de Rainbow City fue el triunfador en la prueba
especial de 100 metros estilo libre durante el D6cimo-
tercer Tomeo Anual de Nataci6n Latinoamericano el
viernes pasado en la Piscina de Paraiso, y conquist6 el
Trofeo del Gobernador, que le fue entregado por el

Gobernador W. P. Leber, segundo a la izquierda, des-
pues de la victoria lograda en un tiempo de 1:02.01.
En segundo lugar lleg6 Ezequiel Mufioz, de la Escuela
Secundaria de Paraiso, y tercero Donaldo Logan, de la
Escuela Secundaria de Rainbow City.

Estela P6rez, la veloz nadadora panamefia de la Escuela de Pedro Miguel,
conquist6 el Trofeo de la Esposa del Gobernador, en la prueba especial
femenina de 100 metros libres, durante el Decimotercer Tomeo Anual de
Nataci6n Latinoamericano el viernes uiltimo en la Piscina de Paraiso, cro-
nometrando 1:16 para la clAsica centuria. Estela recibi6 el trofeo de manos
del Gobernador W. P. Leber, quien aparece con las nadadoras. En segundo
lugar qued6 Yolanda Lewis, de Rainbow City, y tercera Lydia Thomas, de
Pedro Miguel.

Hay Nuevo OFicial...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
operaciones, en la Secci6n de Inge-
nieria, Cuartel General del 79 Ej6r-
cito de Estados Unidos, en Stuttgart,
En Vietnam, el Coronel Street
fue Oficial de Planes y Operaciones
en la Oficina de la Primera Fuerza
de Ingenieros de Campo de 1966 a
1967 y estuvo a cargo del planea-
miento y desarrollo de una red de
aeropuertos de median capacidad
en la Zona del II Cuerpo de Viet-
nam para operaciones de apoyo de
combat. De 1967 a 1968, el Coro-
nel Street fue official de estado ma-
yor de ingenieria en la Divisi6n de
Planes de Guerra de los Ingenieros,
en el Grupo de Estudios Estratugi-
cos, de la Oficina del Jefe de Inge-
nieros, en Washington, D.C. Co-
mand6 el Batall6n 44 de Ingenieros
(Construcci6n), en Corea, de 1968
a 1969.
El Coronel Street ha sido conde-
corado con la Legi6n del M6rito, la
Medalla del Servicio Meritorio, la
Medalla de Encomio del Ej6rcito y
la Fuerza A6rea y la Medalla del
El Coronel Street y su esposa, Re-
gina, resident en Anc6n. Tienen tres
hijos: Regina Ann, quien es Capi-
tana en el Cuerpo de Enfermeras
del Ej6rcito y sirve en Vietnam;
Arthur, Teniente de Infanteria, es-
tacionado en Alemania, y Thomas,
quien esti en su primer ano en la
Universidad de La Florida.

Sera el 19

Reuni6n en

La reunion que la Asociaci6n de
Padres de Familia y Profesores de
la Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso iba
a celebrar el martes 17 de noviem-
bre, no pudo llevarse a cabo debido
a la lluvia.
La reuni6n ha sido sefialada aho-
ra para el martes 19 de diciembre
a las 7:30 p.m. en el cuarto 126 de
la Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso.

Moneda "Valiosa"...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
PanamA. La falsificaci6n es tambien
mAs grande en diametro.
La falsificaci6n es tan fAcil de re-
conocer que existe poco peligro de
que cause dafio en el mercado a la
verdadera moneda. Sin embargo, los
compradores deben conocer de esta
posibilidad para minimizar la posi-
bilidad de ser defraudados por los

En Enero . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
Se sugiere que los duefios de ve-
hiculos compren sus places antes de
que sus autos sean revisados duran-
te enero y febrero.

Notas Breves

_ _Del Canal

La grila flotante Hdrcules, de 250
toneladas de capacidad, construida
para el Canal de PanamA en Ale-
mania en 1914 y en servicio desde
1915, ha retornado a sus operacio-
nes normales en la Division de Dra-
gado en Gamboa, despues de pon6r-
sele nuevo alambrado el6ctrico. Una
tercera part del trabajo fue hecha
el afio pasado y el rest fue termi-
nado en 2 meses por las divisions
de Electricidad e Industrial en
Mount Hope. Esta es la segunda vez
que se renueva el alambrado eldc-
trico de la Hercules desde que fue
construida. La iltima vez fue du-
rante la II Guerra Mundial, hace
mis de 25 afios.
a0 0
La grfa flotante Ajax, gemela de
la Hdrcules, sirvi6 al Canal desde
1915 hasta 1955, cuando fue ven-
dida a la Southern Scrap Material
Co., Ltd., de Nueva Orleans. Esta
ahora anclada en Curazao y en la
revista MARITIME REPORT hay un
anuncio en que se la ofrece en ven-
ta, se la alquila o se vende su con-

Recientemente fue instalada en
la Division de Servicio Administra-
tivos la primera miquina de escribir
IBM Selectric NC-72 con Unidad
de Memoria de la organizaci6n del
Canal. Una gran caracteristica de


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dicha mrquina de escribir es que
prActicamente elimina toda preocu-
paci6n acerca de errors tipogrAfi-
cos y de tener que borrar. El meca-
n6grafo simplemente retrocede y es-
cribe de nuevo la parte equivocada,
luego continia escribiendo. Otra
gran ventaja consiste en que usando
la tarjeta magnetizada, 6sta copiarns
nuevamente tantas copias "origina-
les" como sean necesarias de docu-
mentos tales como cartas u otro ma-
terial. La nueva maquina de escribir
pueden obtenerla otras oficinas del
Edificio de Administraci6n. Las ci-
tas e instrucciones para utilizar di-
cha miquina pueden conseguirse Ila-
mando a la Srta. Beverlv Bowman,
a Balboa 3192.
a 0 a
A partir del 10 de enero pr6ximo
se llevara a cabo un reacondiciona-
miento de las alcantarillas en las Es-
clusas de Gatin. El trabajo se ter-
minarA en 12 semanas. Este reacon-
dicionamiento se caracterizaru por
el uso extensive de valvulas de vAs-
tago de elevaci6n vertical de repues-
to, con el fin de reducir el uso de las
valvulas ya reacondicionadas duran-
te el period de reacondicionamien-
to. Se harA un reacondicionamiento
extenso y reparaci6n de todo el equi-
po en las alcantarillas con el fin de
que el period entire los reacondi-
cionamientos de vAlvulas sea mayor.
La mayor part del trabajo Io eje-
cutarA personal de la Divisi6n de
Esclusas, aumentado en unos 350
trabajadores temporales, con el apo-
yo de otras divisions. El trabajo
principal de reacondicionamiento
incluira la rehabilitaci6n de 56 vil-
vulas de vAstago de elevaci6n ver-
tical y ]a renovacj6n de los sellos de
caucho en 60 valvulas cilindricas.
Durante el period de reacondicio-
namiento, ambas vias permanecerin
en servicio, except durante cortos
periods en que se instalarnn y re-
novardn los mamparos o se trasla-
darA equipo entire las paredes de
las esclusas mediante el uso de equi-
po flotante. Las esclusas se utiliza-
ran de manera que atiendan todo el
trafico que se espera. Se calcula el
costo de este reacondicionamiento
en $2.298.000.

Las "cajas verdes" llamadas
"PADS" que estLn siendo instaladas
por personal de la Divisi6n de Elec-
tricidad en Areas residenciales, son
transformadores y part de un pro-
grama para mejorar la distribution
secundaria de electricidad en la
Zona del Canal. Las casetas de
transformadores localizadas en toda
el Area estin siendo complementa-
das acercando los "PADS" a los
clients. AdemAs, se estin instalan-
do nuevos cables en muchas casas
para servir las actuales cargas y
aumentar la confiabilidad del servi-
cio electrico.

Bright Electrical Construction
Co., Inc., comenzarA, a principios
del ano entrant, el trabajo de cons-
trucci6n de tres nuevas subestacio-
nes que estarAn situadas en Diablo,
Los Rios y Anc6n. Estas estructu-
ras no semejarAn subestaciones con-
vencionales de electricidad, sino
que seriin construidas de acuerdo
con el estilo del area donde est6n.
Se espera que las subestaciones es-
t6n en operaci6n para mediados de

Debido a la gran cantidad de ac-
cidentes y a las quejas del pLblico,
se ha puesto en vigor un program
selective de hacer cumplir al pibli-
co con lo que indican los Dispositi-
vos de Control de Trafico, especial-
mente en el Puente Ferry Thatcher
y en otras localidades de la Zona
del Canal, de acuerdo con anuncio
hecho por Caddis Wall, Jefe de Po-
licia de la Zona del Canal.
Se pondri 6nfasis especial en san-
cionar a los conductores que no obe-
dezcan dispositivos de control de
trinsito tales como luces rojas, sefia-
les de "alto", zonas marcadas como
de no pasar y las flechas que indi-
can ]a via que se debe seguir. Ade-, la zona de velocidad maxima
de 25 millas en Pedro Miguel, sobre
la Carretera Gaillard, serai objeto de
una estrecha vigilancia.

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