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
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Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Canal Zone
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Panama Canal Company
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Panama Canal
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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).
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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.
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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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Gift of thePanma Canal

Vol. IX, No. 50 More Than 56 Years of Service to World Commerce Friday, May 28, 1971

L. Palumbo

Gets Highest

P.C Award

Panama Canal special achieve-
ment awards are a family affair with
the Palumbo family on the Atlantic
side. Luke C. Palumbo, counselor
at Cristobal High School, has been
awarded a Distinguished Service
Award, the highest award granted
an employee by the Panama Canal.
His wife, Frances, who is a recrea-
tion specialist at the Coco Solo
Swimming Pool, and his son, Luke
T. a science teacher and Depart-
ment Chairman at Cristobal High
School, were each presented Out-
standing Service Awards.
A vital member of the Atlantic
side community since he arrived on
the Isthmus to assume duties as a
physical education teacher in 1943,
Palumbo was presented the award
in recognition of his superior
accomplishments and outstanding
service to the community. The
Canal's highest honor and a check
for $500 were presented to him by
Gov. David S. Parker in a ceremony
held in the Governor's Board Room
at Balboa Heights.
For nearly 30 years, Palumbo has
taken an active interest in numer-
ous community endeavors particu-
larly those related to young people.
These activities have ranged from a
variety of school sports, scouting,
Little League, soapbox derby to
Civic Council activities, Combined
Federal Campaign, adult recreation,
church activities, and assisting in
the foster homes program. During
his years as coach with the Cristoal
Junior-Senior High School he ini-
tiated the classic football Jamboree,
which is a highlight of Atlantic side
annual events. The citation on the
award notes that "in all his activi-
ties he has demonstrated a keen
sensitivity to human needs and a
disciplined approach to developing
resources to meet those needs."
A native of Mahoningtown, Pa.,
Palumbo was graduated from high
school in Hubbard, Ohio. He re-
ceived a bachelor of science degree
with majors in chemistry, general
science, and physical education from
Northwest Missouri State College,
Maryville, Mo., in 1936. He also
studied audiovisual education at
Canal Zone College, geology at
South Dakota School of Mines and(
Technology, and earth science at
the University of Iowa.
Prior to coming to the Canal orga-
nization, Palumbo taught coaching
and physical education at St. Joseph,
Mo., and worked as a chemist in
Meadville, Pa. During his teaching
career at Cristobal High School he
has taught physical education, sci-
ence, health education, and coach-
ing, served as principal, and was
appointed counselor in 1968.
As a loyal Canal employee, Pa-
lumbo has been recognized for his
outstanding performance of duty and
on three occasions has been awarded
Outstanding Service Awards, in
1964, 1968, and 1970. He was re-
cently honored by the Coco Solo
Civic Council and the Margarita
Union Church with the presentation
of the Community Service Award.
An official statement issued by the
Coco Solo-France Field Civic Coun-
cil declares: "If anyone deserves
the title of Mr. Atlantic Side, it is
Luke C. Palumbo."

Gov. David S. Parker congratulates Mrs. Luke C. Palumbo after presenting
her the check for $500 which accompanied the Distinguished Service Award
presented to her husband, Luke C. Palumbo, counselor at Cristobal High
School. At another ceremony Mrs. Palumbo, who is a recreation specialist
at Coco Solo Swimming Pool, received an Outstanding Performance Award
and a check for $200.

Many Helped in Wake

Of Bus Crash Tragedy

Employees from nearly every bu-
reau in the Canal organization took
part in the emergency situation re-
sulting from the tragic accident on
Thatcher Ferry Bridge, Monday, in
which 38 persons were killed.
Rallying to the call for assistance,
Panama Canal employees worked
side by side with members of the
Panama National Guard, the U.S.
Armed Forces, the Red Cross, and
church groups in assisting the living,
and transporting the dead and dying
from the scene of the accident.
Among the first to arrive at the
scene were members of the Canal
Zone Police and the Canal Zone
Fire Division together with ambu-
lances from Gorgas Hospital. Addi-
tional ambulances arrived from U.S.
Army installations.
Police were called to duty to
handle traffic and crowd control in
Balboa and in the vicinity of Gorgas
Hospital where hundreds of rela-
tives and friends of the victims had
Gov. David S. Parker, Civil Affairs
Director, B. I. Everson, and Chief
of Police Caddis Wall went to the
accident scene immediately and
stayed during the evacuation of the
Gorgas Hospital was placed on an
emergency basis immediately after
news of the accident was received.
Key personnel was alerted and
prepared to give all the medical
assistance which possibly could be
needed. Due to the large number of
fatalities and small number of pa-
tients, hospital, personnel on hand
were able to cope with the patient
load, giving all the medical assist-
ance required. However, the great-
est pressure was on the mortuary
services which had the task of iden-
tifying the dead and handling of
the bodies and their transfer to Pan-
ama. Clerical personnel support was
provided for issuing death certifi-
cates and other services required in
emergency situations of this type.
The Corgas Hospital ambulance
corps and Gorgas doctors arrived on
the scene within minutes. Admitting
Office personnel and the emergency
room stall responded to the over-
load of services demanded on their
part. Response to the alert by phy-
sicians and nurses was immediate.
Lt. Col. Gerald Cohen, chief of
Logistics Service, coordinated the

disaster plan setting up communica-
tions, reporting and coordinating
with other supporting agencies such
as the Police, Fire Division, and
military units to handle traffic and
There was great activity at the
Gorgas Hospital Blood Bank, where
Canal employees and a large num-
ber of military personnel responded
to the call for blood for the victims.
Eighty units of blood were drawn
and twenty-seven units were given
to the patients. A USAFSO helicop-
ter flew 12 volunteer donors from
Howard AFB to give blood for the
Col. Charles R. Clark, Engineer-
ing and Construction Director, also
arrived early at the scene of the
accident. A Maintenance Division
crane was rushed to the scene to
lift the wreckage and facilitate re-
moval of the dead and injured.
A Maintenance Division team
under the leadership of Ray Cald-
well, Chief of the Maintenance
(Continued on p. 4)

Canal Zone To Honor

War Dead on Monday

The Nation's war dead will be
honored in the Canal Zone Monday
on both sides of the Isthmus with
Memorial Day ceremonies at Coro-
zal and Mount Hope cemeteries.
Pacific side activities will begin
at 7:45 a.m. with the placing of a
floral tribute on the Balboa Heights
Memorial Tablet by the Girl Scouts.
At 8 a.m. the Girl and Boy Scouts
will decorate the Richard T. Perott
Cenotaph in Balboa. The Carr-and-
Owens Memorial at Pedro Miguel
Locks will be decorated by Veterans
of Foreign Wars and American
Legion Posts.
Veterans graves at Corozal Ceme-
tery will be decorated by the Boy
Scouts and a floral tribute placed
at the All Souls Chapel at the Cathe-
dral of St. Luke. The Gorgas Memo-
rial Tablet will be decorated by the


Gov. David S. Parker has com-
mended Panama Canal employees
and all others who directly or in-
directly helped during the emer-
gency which followed Monday's bus
accident, in which 38 persons per-
ished. The Governor's message fol-
"To the many Panama Canal em-
ployees who worked tirelessly dur-
ing the emergency caused by the
tragic bus accident on the Thatcher
Ferry Bridge and to the many others
who voluntarily offered assistance
I express my sincerest appreciation.
"It is comforting to know that in
the face of a great crisis and despite
the emotional stress which comes
with loss of human lives we can
depend on the dedication, the effi-
ciency and courage which was dis-
played on this occasion.
"All the men and women who
directly and indirectly responded to
the emergency, many voluntarily,
are deserving of the highest praise.
Many thanks to each of you."

American Legion Auxiliary and
Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Ceremonies at Corozal Cemetery
will start at 9 a.m. The invocation
will be given by the Reverend John
V. Kennedy, C.M., and the benedic-
tion by the Reverend Clarence M.
McConkey. Miss Kathy Davis, the
Voice of Democracy Contest winner,
will read Lincoln's Gettysburg
Address and the main address will
be given by Maj. Jon D. Black,
Deputy Director of Airman Tech-
nical Training at the Inter-American
Air Forces Academy.
Memorial prayers will be offered
by Reverend McConkey, the Rev-
crend Kennedy and by Seymour I.
Barkowitz. A salute to the dead will
be fired by the Balboa High School
ROTC Firing Squad. The national
anthems of the Republic of Panama
and the United States will be played
by the U.S. Army Band, which also
will play taps and echo. George
Vieto, Past Department Commander
of the American Legion, will be
master of ceremonies.
At 1:30 p.m. a memorial service
will be held at sea by veteran's or-
ganizations and auxiliaries, Boy and
Girl Scouts, and the clergy. Those
participating in the service will leave
from Dock 20 in Balboa.
On the Atlantic side, the day's
events will begin at 9:30 a.m., when
those taking part in the Memorial
Day parade assemble at the Rain-
bow City Retail Store. Grand Mar-
shal for the parade will be Capt.
A. L. Gallin, USN (Retired), Chief
of the Industrial Division, and Gen-
eral Chairman will be E. J. Berger,
Commander of Foreign Wars Post
The parade will pass by the
reviewing stand at the entrance to
Mount Hope Cemetery at 10 a.m.
and ceremonies will follow at the
bandstand at Mount Hope. The
parade will consist of the Colon
Bombero Band, elements of the U.S.
Army and Navy, members of the
Panama Guardia Nacional and band,
and civic organizations including
(Continued on p. 4)


"School is out!" is the cry of exuberant youngsters open for vacation fun followed by an organized program
throughout the Canal Zone. All U.S. schools closed this of recreation beginning June 16. Registration will begin
week but next Tuesday, playshelters and pools will at gymnasiums June 14.


May 28, 1971

Supervisors of Industrial Division machine shops who
recently received certificates for satisfactory completion
of a self-teaching safety training course for supervisors
are shown with Capt. Alvin L. Gallin, Chief of the In-
dustrial Division, who presented the certificates as part
of the Industrial Division's "Zero-In On Safety" cam-

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
l:05-Sesame Street
2:05-Parade of Sports
4:25-Pro-Bowlers Tour
5:35-The Bill Anderson Show
6:00-Weekend '71
6:15-Movie Marquee
6:20-The Barbara McNair Show
7:10-Daniel Boone
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Hee Haw
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-To Be Announced
9:30-Professional Boxing
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-Saturday Night Movie:
"Lulu Belle"

1:00-SCN News
1:05-The Christophers
1:20-Sunday Playhouse:
"Philo Vance's Gamble"
2:30-On Campus
2:55-Adventure: Penguin City
3:50-The Roller Game of the Week
4:45-CBS Golf Classic
5:35-Hawaii Calls
6:30-Doris Day Show
6:55-Warren Miller Ski Show
7:05-The Ed Sullivan Show
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The Best From Broadway:
"Flesh And Blood"
9:45-The Dean Martin Show
10:40-Focus on Today
ll:00-This Is The Life
11:25-The Sacred Heart
1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Captain Kangaroo
1:45-Pure Goldie
2:40-Royal Playhouse
3:05-Sing Along With Mitch
4:00-Holiday Playhouse:
5:30-The Big Picture
6:20-Urban Forum
6:35-Green Acres
7:05-Rowan & Martin's Laugh In
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Adventure: Penguin City
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Fair Wind To Java"
10:40-Focus on Today
11:00-The Distant Drummer
4:00-SCN Afternoon News
4:15-Andy Griffith
4:30-Afternoon with Uncle Bob
5:05--Movie uf the Week:
"The Amazing Doctor G"
5:30-The Distant Drummer:
Flowers of Darkness
6:30-Family Affair (Premiere)
6:55-News In Spanish
7:05-The Johnny Cash Show
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Turned On Crisis (Premiere)
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-The Bill Cosby Show
9:30-The Tonight Show
10:35-Focus on Today
10:55-Andy Griffiith
4:00-SCN Afternoon News
4:15-Assignment Underwater
4:30-Afternoon with Uncle Bob
5:05-Movie of the Week:
"The Amazing Doctor G"
5:30-Animal World
6:30-Mayberry R. F. D.
6:55-News In Spanish
7:05-The Flip Wilson Show
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Pure Goldie (Special)
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:20-Armchair Theater:
"The Amazing Doctor G"
10:50-Focus on Today
11:10-Bob Cummings
4:00-SCN Afternoon News
4:15--Dennis Day Show
4:30-Afternoon with Uncle Bob

paign for 1971-72. From left: Captain Gallin, Louis F.
Rehmann, Donald L. Greaves, Floyd W. Baker, E. T.
Chappell, J. Moore, M. Smith, R. T. Smith, I. L. Hol-
ford, Glenn D. Redmond, F. R. Trout, A. Cruz, M. J.
Burza, and Frank Guite, acting safety officer for the
Industrial Division.

5:05-Movie of the Week:
"The Amazing Doctor G"
5:30-My Three Sons
6:30-Room 222
6:55-News In Spanish
7:05-The Jim Nabors Hour
8:00-SCN News
9:00- Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-The Detectives
9:30-The Dick Cavett Show
10:10-Focus on Today
11:00-Danny Thomas

4:00-SCN Afternoon News
4:15-As It Happened
4:30-Afternoon with Uncle Bob
5:05-Movie of the Week:
"The Amazing Doctor G"
6:30-The Joey Bishop Show
6:55-News In Spanish
7:05-The Glen Campbell Goodtime
8:00.-SCN News
8:05-Burke's Law
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Street With No Name"
10:35-Focus On Today
10:55-As It Happened

Las Cruces Going

Back Into Service

The tour launch Las Cruces,
which was out of service during the
month of May for its periodic over-
haul, will sail again on June 3.
Partial transits will be resumed on
that day and the Panama Canal
Guide Service has booked tours for
schools and other groups far into
The popular Saturday guest trips,
designed to provide an opportunity
for new arrivals on the Isthmus to
take an orientation tour of the Canal
or for Canal Zone residents to show
the waterway to visiting friends and
relatives, will be resumed on June 5.
Bookings for these tours are made
on a first-come-first-served basis and
are limited to 100 people.


The Canal Zone Library summer
program gets underway June 2 with
Wednesday morning Picture Book
Hours for children 4 to 6 years. Mrs.
Naomi Wolf will be in charge of the
program at the Main Library in
Ancon. Mrs. Norma Bock will be
in charge at the Cristobal Branch
The programs will continue each
Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. until
July 21. The schedules will be the
same at both libraries.
For more information call Mrs.
Wolf at the Main Library (2-1424)
and Mrs. Bock at the Cristobal
Branch Library (36-515).

Auditions for


To Be Held June 7 to 11

Auditions for this year's United
Fund production-the hit musical
"Oliver!"-are scheduled for June
7-11 at the Balboa High School
Producer Bruce Quinn's enthu-
siasm and his determination to make
this the best of his long string of UF
productions inspired him to send a
letter to all students in the Canal
Zone urging them to "Think Oliver"
and to attend the tryouts.
The slogan, prompted by a Cu-
rundu Junior High School student,
has been adopted as the keynote of
the campaign to promote the award
winning version of the Charles
Dickens masterpiece.
There are parts in the production
for 45 people, including 20 boys and
5 girls ranging in age from 8 to the
late teens. The heart-warming title
role calls for a talented boy between
the ages of 8 and 12.
Included in the colorful cast are
several non-singing parts for good

Week Beginning Satuirday, May 29, 1971

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun.-Mon., 2:30, 6:15 8:15 p.m.-
Elvis, That's The Way It Is (G)
Tuesday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-116
mins.)-Ambush Bay (SIT.) (G)
Tues., 7:30 p.m.-Crescendo (GP)
Wednesday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-Topkapi
Wed.-Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-The Last Warrior
Thursday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-Guns Of
Fort Petticoat and King Of The Congo
Fri., 2:00, 6:15, 8:10 p.m.-Savage Sam
Sat.-Suppose They Had A War And
Nobody Came (GP)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-91 mins.)
-The Decks Ran Red (SIT.) (G)
Sun., 7:00 p.m.-Mon,, 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-
Cromwell (G)
Tues.-The Night Of The Iguana (GP)
Wed.-Hawaii (GP)
Thurs.-Hour Of The Gun (G)
Fri.-Norwood (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-My Blood
Runs Cold (GP)
Sat., 8:15 p.m.-Tarzan's Three
Challenges (G)
Sun.-Too Late The Hero (GP)
Tues.-Hawaii (GP)
Wed.-Cromwell (G)
Fri.-Hour Of The Gun (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (G)
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)"
Sat., 7:30 p.m.-Sun., 2:00, 7:30 p.m.-
Five Easy Pieces (R)
Mon., 2:00, 7:30 p.m.-Tues., 7:30 p.m.-
The Christmas Tree (G)
Tuesday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-67 mins.)
-The Valiant (G)
Wed., 2:00, 7:30 p.m.-Hombre (G)
Thursday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-Chubasco
Tlurs., 7:30 p.m.-Fri., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-
The Out-Of-Towners (G)
Sat.-Then Came Bronson (GP)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-98 mins.)
-One Million Years B.C. (G)
Sun., 7:00 p.m.-Mon., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-
On A Clear Day You Can See Forever
Tues.-Not As A Stranger (GP)
Wed., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-Hallelujah Trail
Thurs.-Trog (GP)
Fri., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-Pink Panther
Festival (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-The
Shuttered Room (GP)
Sat.-Some Girls Do (G)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-111 mins.)
-Fantastic Voyage (SIT.) (G)
Sun.-Soldier Blue (R)
Tues.-Trog (GP)
Thurs.-Suppose They Had A War And
Nobody Came (GP)
Fri.-Halleluiah Trail (G)
"All night shows begin at 7:00 p.m.
except as shown. Program subject to
change without notice.

Special Matinees
(G) or as Listed ***
Saturday, May 29, 1971

10:00 a.m.
1,000 Plane Raid-Christopher George:
An American colonel leads a squadron
on a bombing mission. (Color.)
T-104 mins.

2:00 p.m.
Angel In My Pocket-Andy Griffith: Sym-
pathethic comedy presenting Griffith as
a small-town minister. (SIT.) (Color.)
T-112 mins.

2:00 p.m.
Guns Of The Magnificent Seven-George
Kennedy: A saga of gunplay in a west-
ern setting featuring revolutionary vio-
lence in Mexico. (Color.) T-113 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Daniel Boone: Frontier Trader-Fess Park-
er: Historical and dramatic story of the
expansion of the American West.
(Color.) T-99 mins.
6:15 p.m.
Pink Panther Festival-A selection of
"Cartunes" featuring Pink Panther in
technicolor. T-98 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Two Little Bears-Eddie Albert, Jane
Wyatt: A comic fantasy about two little
boys changing into cute bears. (Color.)
T-88 mins.
admitted. General audience. GP-All
ages admitted. Parental guidance ad-
vised. R-Restricted. Persons under 17
unless they are high school seniors, not
admitted unless accompanied by parent
or legal guardian. X-Persons under 17
not admitted.
T-Indicates total running time. (t)-Re-
peat. SIT-Spanish titles.
Descriptive remarks furnished from the
best information obtainable.

actors, quite a few comic roles and
a handful of cameo characters, as
well as a chorus of young people.
After Oliver, the most demanding
parts to cast will be Fagin, the mid-
dle-aged comic leader of the young
thieves, who must be both a strong
actor and singer; Nancy, which calls
for a woman in her 20's with a
good singing voice; and the Artful
Dodger, an undersized boy 15 to 18.
Other important parts are Bill
Sikes, a dominant character oozing
evil, not necessarily a singing role;
Bet, a 13-year-old girl; and Mr.
Bumble, the older man in charge of
the workhouse, who must also have
a good singing voice. Comic smaller
parts where voice is less important
include the gigglish future Mrs.
Bumble; Mr. Sowerberry, the un-
dertaker; and Noah Claypole, his
Quinn, who has produced all
the United Fund productions since
1964, has promised a "fantastic set
with a two level revolving stage"
for this show. Many of his back-
stage personnel have been selected
including Vera Bomford as choreog-
rapher and Capt. Nevin Lantry as
musical director, with the U.S.
Air Force Band furnishing the
music. Bob Wright will serve as
Production dates for "Oliver!" are
August 6 through 21. The play was
first produced in London and had a
successful Broadway run before
being made into .the movie, which
received an Oscar in 1968 as the
year's most outstanding film. The
haunting score includes such favor-
ites as "Who Will Buy My Roses,"
"As Long As He Needs Me," and
"Where Is Love."


"You have the most darling boy
"Glad you appreciate good taste."
"He does too. He asked me out,
and I just couldn't refuse."

Denise Ward, who is featured as "Miss Interlachen" in the 1971 yearbook
of Florida Southern College (Lakeland), is congratulated by the editor,
Miss Olivia Faulkner, and Chaplain Thomas J. Price, to whom the yearbook
is dedicated. A 1970 graduate of Cristobal High School, Miss Ward lived in
the Canal Zone for 7 ears.

Page 2



May 28, 1971

Playshelters and

Pools Open for

Summer Fun Tues.
Tumbling, basketball, battleball,
badminton, physical fitness, and
handicrafts are among the many ac-
tivities being offered this summer by
the Division of Schools Recreation
Playshelters and swimming pools
will open for supervised play, Tues-
day, June 1, and this program will
continue until 'Wednesday, June 16,
when the regular schedule of activi-
ties will begin.
Registration for this part of the
program will be held, Monday and
Tuesday, June 14 and 15, at the
Ancon, Balboa, Diablo, Los Rios,
and Gamboa gymnasiums in the Pa-
cific area and the Gatun, Margarita,
and Cristobal gymnasiums in the
Atlantic area.
All units will field boys basketball
teams in the various A, B, C, D, and
E leagues and boys and girls volley-
ball will be played at all gymnasiums
with competition conducted along
the same lines as basketball.
Archery will be offered at all
gymnasiums for children 10 years
through high school and tourna-
ments will be held near the end of
the summer program to determine
the Canal Zone champions.
For youngsters aged 6 through 7
years, the Balboa Gynmasium will
offer a program of battleball, relays,
frolic games, drawing, coloring, and
story hours.
A new feature of the program is
instruction in golf, available to stu-
dents 10 through 16. The program
for the Pacific area will begin,
June 7, with registration at the Bal-
boa Gymnasium and run through
August 14. The course is open to
boys and girls and will be held at
the Summit Golf Club. Classes on
the Atlantic side will be held at the
Brazos Heights Golf and Country
Club, beginning June 14. Registra-
tion will be at the Cristobal Gym-
nasium with the deadline for signing
up June 9.
Lifesaving and competitive swim-
ming lessons, and classes for begin-
ners and intermediates, will be at
Balboa, Los Rios, Curundu, Gam-
boa, Gatun, Margarita, and Coco
Solo swimming pools.
Finals of the swimming season
will be the Canal Zone Junior Olym-
pics. Preliminary qualifying meets
are scheduled for Saturday, July 24,
at Balboa and Margarita pools.
Those who qualify in the prelimi-
naries will participate in the finals
scheduled for Saturday, August 7,
at the Balboa Swimming Pool.


Some of the original works by American artists now on exhibit at the Canal
Zone Library-Museum are displayed by Miss Elizabeth Calthrist, student
assistant at the Library. The exhibit will be on display through June 11.

Coco Solo Renovation

To Start Next Month

Final temporary relocations neces-
sary to permit renovation of the first
and second floors at Coco Solo Hos-
pital were accomplished last week.
Women patients were moved to the
fourth floor which also includes the
newborn nursery and labor and
delivery suites. The Pediatric Serv-
ice continues to occupy Ward E on
the Fourth Floor. Male patients
were previously relocated on Ward
D on the Third Floor. The fourth
floor has been air conditioned with
window units and similar air con-
ditioning of the third floor is under-

Tent Theater Try outs
A summer tent theater for children
will tour the Isthmus this summer,
under the direction of Miss Marjie
Sener, and sponsored by the Canal
Zone Youth Council.
The first production under the
blue and white striped circus tent
will be Richard Harding Bush or
The Rococo Coco Bean.
Tryouts for High School and Col-
lege age cast and crew members
will be held June 16-18, at 7 p.m.,
at the Balboa JWB.

The renovation of the Coco Solo
Hospital facility will be started in
June with the major portion of the
project being carried out by the En-
gineering and Construction Bureau.
The work includes construction of
a new pediatrics section and ex-
panded intensive care unit on the
second floor. The project recently
was expanded to include renovation
of the doctors' offices on the first
floor, installation of dropped ceil-
ings, and improved lighting in the
offices and hallways, and additional
air conditioning.
Renovation is scheduled for com-
pletion in a year.

Warren C. Nelson, Ohio State
highway safety director, reports
that on weekends alone during the
first 9 month of 1968, the number
of automobile occupants who lost
their lives in accidents was 559.
Only 29 were wearing safety belts.
According to highway patrol figures,
259 had safety belts available but
unbuckled, 114 did not have the
devices installed, and in 157 cases
no report was made on whether
belts were available or not.

Page 3

M ni-bikes, Housing

Mini-bikes, Housing

Civic Council Topics

The financial operations and pric-
ing policies of the Canal organiza-
tion, the continuing problems con-
cerning mini-bikes, and the housing
liveability program were among the
topics discussed at the executive
session of the U.S. Civic Councils
presided over by Gov. David S.
Meeting with the council mem-
bers in the Board Room at Balboa
Heights were Lt. Gov. R. S. Hart-
line, F. R. Johnson, assistant chief
of the Executive Planning Staff, and
Philip L. Steers, Jr., Comptroller,
who answered questions from the
floor regarding financial operations
and pricing.
Approval of the Croton Street
mini-bike area was withdrawn due
to numerous complaints by neigh-
boring residents. The Governor com-
mented that it may be necessary to
ban mini-bikes from congested town-
sites such as Balboa and Ancon be-
cause of the difficulty of locating
any area where they will not be a
nuisance to the residents. There was
much discussion also of the flagrant
disregard of the rights of residents
near the mini-bike sites by mini-bike
riders, as well as by motorcycle
riders who also frequent the area.
Discussing the liveability program
for the improvement of housing,
Governor Parker said that due to in-

Sirens To Wail

On Wednesday

At noon, next Wednesday, all
civil defense sirens in the Canal
Zone will sound for 30 seconds with
a 15-second steady tone immediately
followed by a 15-second wavering
tone. This will initiate a new sched-
ule of siren checking.
At present, sirens are checked
every Saturday at noon and sound a
steady 15-second tone. The change
in siren sounding will permit the
siren-check listeners to be assigned
their listening duties on a weekday
instead of the weekend and also will
permit immediate siren maintenance
during working hours.
Steady tones or wavering tones for
3 to 5 minutes are warning signals.
A steady tone is an alert signal. Tune
in SCN. A wavering wailing tone is
a warning signal which means to
take cover. For further information
consult the inside back cover of the
Panama Canal telephone directory.

creased prices, the limitation per job
has been increased to $2,000.
Mrs. Doris Sanders, representa-
tive of the Cristobal, Margarita, and
Brazos Heights Civic Council, said
that at the time of the consolidation
of Coco Solo Hospital it was not
clear that the helicopter service
would be provided by helicopters
based on the Pacific side of the Isth-
mus and complained that it takes
too long to get the services of a heli-
copter for transporting a patient to
Gorgas Hospital. Dr. Byron Efthi-
miadis said that he had found from
personal experience that the service
is working well. Governor said he
would check to see if there were
ways of improving the service.
Richard Bjorneby said all the At-
lantic side Civic Councils asked for
an extra train on Friday and Satur-
day leaving the Pacific side at 12
midnight. Johnson said Railroad offi-
cials feel that Saturday is the only
day that it can be done and it would
mean deferring the 10 p.m. train to
the later hour and paying the crew
overtime. Governor Parker said that
he would check further on this prob-
lem and if a real need exists will see
what other solutions are possible.
Mrs. Sanders suggested that a rep-
resentative of the License Section
be assigned to the Atlantic side dur-
ing the annual vehicle license re-
newal period from January 24
through March 4. Governor Parker
said that they would try over-the-
counter sales there next year and see
how many people make use of the
Expressing concern over the dan-
ger to children entering abandoned
or vacant buildings in Coco Solo,
Bjorneby suggested periodic checks
to eliminate safety hazards. Gov-
ernor Parker said that a survey has
been made of all such buildings to
eliminate hazards and make them
secure from entry by small children.
lie added that parents are being
asked to cooperate by cautioning
their children not to play in or
around vacant buildings.
The Governor commended George
Vieto, chief of the Transportation
Branch, for the excellent job he has
done in setting up the charter flight
service. Luke Palumbo, Jr., vice
president of the Coco Solo, France
Field Civic Council, praised Vieto
for the interest shown in helping
Atlantic side residents with their
transportation problem.


New Type Sliding Bearings for

A bronze roller measuring 4 inches
in diameter and 6 inches in length
recently posed a problem which
threatened to hinder Panama Canal
engineers' efforts to increase the
capacity of the Panama Canal.
The culprit is an important com-
ponent in the machinery that keeps
the rising stem valves operating
smoothly. Since these valves control
the flow of water into and from the
locks chambers they became the
pacing items that established the
interval between locks overhauls.
The problem which the Canal en-
gineers solved recently, was to re-
design the bearings so that they
would not require roller trains which
were subject to corrosion and me-
chanical damage.
Based on tests conducted by the
Engineering Division at the Mira-
flores Research Laboratory, a new

bearing was designed consisting of
stainless steel sliding on a lubri-
cated phenolic-resin-canvas lami-
nate. The concept proved to be
worthwhile and while minor changes
were made by means of test instal-
lations at Gatun and Miraflores
Locks more of the new bearings are
being installed at the other locks on
a long range program.
The engineers say that the slid-
ing bearings plus other improve-
ments in the seals and valve bodies
will permit them to operate 8 to 10
years between lock overhauls. When
the valves are overhauled, the
chances appear to be good that the
bearings will not require repair or
Since the new bearings are being
made by the Industrial Division at
Mount Hope, there is a considerable
saving in materials and labor.

The extension of the time for over-
haul for any one set of locks from
5 to 8 years is an important engi-
neering achievement in the Panama
Canal's efforts to increase the capac-
ity of the waterway and keep up
with growing ship traffic.
During the past 10 years, other
problems affecting the length of
locks overhauls have been tackled
and solved. A plan was devised for
floating a miter gate from and into
position thus permitting gate over-
haul without unwatering the cham-
ber. Cathodic protection systems
were improved to eliminate need for
frequent miter gate painting. Plugs
and bulkheads were built to permit
culvert overhauls without unwater-
ing and only minor traffic interrup-
tions, and new pintle hearing mate-
rials and new miter gate sills and
seals were installed.


But until recently, the v
links remaining were the 116
stem valves, each of which mi
against 2 trains of 61 bronze
The rectangular valves, eac
18 feet in size, control the f
water into and from the locks
bers. They must open again
hydraulic forces measuring a
as 650,000 pounds on the up
face when they start to open.
In operation, the rising
valves travel 18 feet on the b
called roller trains. The rolled
travels 9 feet. Under ideal
tions, there should be no slidi
roller trains, track liners, tra
fasteners are subject to serio
Re-machining made the
usable again but the life of
train averaged about 6 years a
flores Locks, as long or a bit

Stem Valves

veakest at Pedro Miguel, and a maximum of
6 rising 5 years at Catun Locks.
ust ride Panama Canal engineers con-
rollers. ceived the idea of a sliding bearings
ch 9 by with no moving parts and corrosion-
flow of free components as early as 1959.
chai- In search of proper materials, the
st high idea of using teflon was suggested
s much and an experimental valve with
?stream teflon surfaces was installed in 1961.
Although teflon was a new mate-
Sstem rial with great promise as a low fric-
earings tion bearing material, the experi-
er train ment failed so far as the teflon was
condi- concerned. The idea of the sliding
ng. But valve seemed feasible, however, and
ck and a search for suitable material was
us cor- continued with success.
Twelve of the new sliding valves
rollers have been installed at Gatun, six at
a roller Miraflores and twelve are to be in-
at Mira- stalled at Miraflores and Pedro Mi-
longer guel locks during the next overhauls.


May 28, 1971

Youth Council

To Produce

The Canal Zone Youth Council
and the Ancon Theatre Guild will
present the musical, "Celebration,"
June 23 through July 3. A simple
and unassuming play, its liveliness
is established from the opening
scene when Potemkin sings, "I want
to stay alive until the day I die!
I want to celebrate!" He then invites
the audience to assist the players in
making the stage, "a place for cele-
The producer will be Charlotte
Weidal and Sydney Belle Town-
send, English instructor at Balboa
High School, will direct the play.
Ken Anderson, a member of the
U.S. Air Force Band, will be the
musical director, and Rick Belier,
a Balboa High School sophomore,
will be the technical director and
the lighting designer.
The cast includes Suzanne Fuqua,
Rudy Crespo, Ken Millard, John
Sheldon, Sue Millard, Lark Mason,
Anita Cole, Lisa Parks, Celia Mc-
Conkey, Ann Bernard, Ralph Dugas,
Skip Maloney, Mike Evans, David
Churchman, Charles Johnson, and
James Johnson.

Soapbox Derby

Clinic Tomorrow
A Soapbox Derby Clinic, designed
to assist boys in building their racers
and for those who are not sure they
want to build, will be conducted in
the AAIC Special Services Youth
Activities Office, Building 232, Fort
Davis at 9 a.m.
The session will feature the step-
by-step process of building cars, and
those attending will have the op-
portunity to ask questions. A Soap-
box Derby movie will be shown.

(Continued from p. 1)
Boy and Girl Scouts, and the prize
winning Cristobal High School Drill
At the ceremony, the invocation
will be given by Chaplain Norbert
H. Lehr, of Fort Davis. The Gettys-
burg Address will be read by Allen




First mother and daughter to complete their lifesaving course at the
boa Swimming Pool together peer prettily through a life preserver after
giving their accreditation cards. They are Margie, 17, and Mrs. Boots
George, who earned their cards after 18 hours of training.

uriel C. Black is Installed

As Legion Auxiliary President

Muriel C. Black was installed as to prepare young adults for their
president of the American Legion responsibilities as voting citizens.
Auxiliary Department of the Pan-
ama Canal Zone at the annual con-
vention held recently at France
Other new officers are: Martha
Tanner, first vice president; Delores
Coffy, second vice president; Flor-
ence Thomas, historian; Grace Wil-
liams, department chaplain; and .-- .,
Merrie Day, Sgt-at-arms. Outgoing
president Ruth Short was elected .
national executive committeewoman '~- r
and past department president Ma-
rian Hannberg, alternate national
executive committeewoman.
With the advent of voting rights
for 18-year olds, one of the prime
goals of the American Legion Aux;l-
iary for the coming year will be
activation of Caribbean Girls State Muriel C. Black

Harmon, a senior from Cristobal
High School. The main address will
be given by Col. George E. Dexter,
Commanding Officer of the 8th Spe-
cial Forces Group, and wreaths will
be placed on veterans' graves by
civic organizations. Master of cere-
monies will be Charles F. Hoag-

land, Jr., commander-elect of Post
100, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
At Sabanitas, memorial services
for Pvt. Jos6 A. Ceballos, a Panama-
nian citizen killed in action in the
Korean War, will be held at 2 p.m.,
under the direction of Arnold Hann-
berg, of the American Legion.

Mrs. Margaret E. Hughes, Personnel Management Spe- Kelleher, all with Personnel with the exception of
cialist (Chief, Special Projects Staff), who was recently Dunsmoor who now is with the Executive Planning
honored at a retirement luncheon sponsored by the Per- Staff. As a farewell gift Mrs. Hughes was presented a
sonnel Bureau, is shown with a group of Canal em- platinum wrist watch with 28 diamonds, representing
ployees who at one time or other had worked as assist- her 28 years' service with the Panama Canal. Mrs.
ants to her in the Personnel Policies Staff of the Per- Hughes and her husband, Hilton, who was Chief, Power
sonnel Bureau. From left: Gary P. Dunsmoor, Emmett Plant, Electrical Division, and retired recently with 31
J. Jacques, John Y. Wagner, Richard M. Conover, years' service, are making their home at Dunnellon, Fla.
Walter C. Bottin, William D. Young, and Maurice S.

Bus Crash

(Continued from p. 1)
Branch, went to work immediately
on the damaged section of the
bridge, which was first roped off
and then repaired. The 4-inch hand-
rail, which had been sheared off
when the bus hit the curb and
jumped a 23/2-inch retaining wall
had been replaced by 2 o'clock that
same afternoon.
Initial rescue operations began at
6:20 a.m. when two fire rigs from
the Balboa Fire Station arrived fol-
lowed by W. G. Dolan, Chief of
the Fire Division and District Com-
mander K. T. Daly. Captain Daly
ordered Rodman Company and Co-
rozal Company dispatched to the
scene and off duty personnel re-
called. Rescue efforts were directed
toward the removal of the passen-
gers in the right center and right
Sear of the bus who were still alive.
While awaiting the arrival of
the Motor Transportation Division
wrecker and the Maintenance Divi-
sion crane, firefighters continued
rescue operations using fire axes, pry
bars, saws, hydraulic ram, hammer
and chisel, and sometimes bare
hands to provide openings in the
bus for the removal of passengers.
When a small flash fire occurred
involving spilled gasoline from the
bus, it was immediately extin-
guished with hand extinguishers.
The fire in no way delayed or
hampered the rescue operations.
A total of 19 Fire personnel were
on hand.
USARSO military policemen and
medical personnel raced to the scene
of the accident as soon as the call
for help went out. Upon arrival, the
military police assisted Canal Zone
police in controlling traffic and
helped to move the victims into
vehicles to be transported to Gorgas


Twenty-six soldiers from the 601st
Medical Company joined other
medics bringing four field ambu-
lances and a 22-ton truck loaded
with litters, blankets, dressing, and
other medical supplies.
Canal Zone personnel had plenty
of help from units in Panama in-
cluding the clergy and members of
the National Guard.
The Mayor of La Chorrera, Te-
mistocles Arjona, came to the hos-
pital and assisted in organizing the
task of identifying corpses. Res-
idents of La Chorrera who had rela-
tives or friends commuting to Pan-
arma by bus converged on the
morgue and were called in small
groups to identify bodies.
The Canal Zone chapter of the
American Red Cross set up an in-
formation post across the street
from the morgue. The names of the
dead were broadcast as soon as
possible over mobile radio broad-
casting units.
Twelve bodies were transported
Monday afternoon in Panama ambu-
lances and by the U.S. military to
La Chorrera and others were re-
leased as soon as possible to rela-
tives. Funeral services held Tuesday
morning in La Chorrera were at-
tended by President Demetrio B.
Lakas, Gen. Omar Torrijos H., Gov-
ernor Parker, members of his staff,
and the U.S. Ambassador to Panama
Robert M. Sayre, and other high
officials from Panama and the Canal
At least one person reported to
be alive because he missed taking
the bus to work Monday is Rodrigo
Sosa, an employee of the Governor's
residence at Balboa Heights. Sosa
said the busdriver told him to take
the next bus because he was already


In-Service Employee Transfer-Vacancy Bulletin
Lo- Va-
Base Rate Bureau or ca- can-
PERMANENT POSITIONS Division tion cies
Budget and Accounting Analyst, NM-6 - $7,259.20 Dredging G 1
Carpenter, MG-9 ----------------------------- -- $2.96 Facilities Eng. A 1
Claims Clerk, NM-4/6 _-------- -- $5,886.40/$7,259.20 Comptroller P 1
Clerical Assistant (Stenography), NM-51 _ ---- $6,572.80 Facilities Eng. A 1
Clerk-Stenographer, NM-41 _---- ---- - -- $5,886.40 Electrical P 1
Clerk-Stenographer, NM-41 .--- --$5,886.40 Industrial A 1
Computer Operator, NM-4 -------- ---- $5,886.40 Schools P 1
Distribution Window Clerk/Substitute, PS-5
(Part-Time NTE 30 hours) ------- --$3.21 Postal A 1
Electrician, MG-10 _ _--- --- -- ------ ------.$3.71 Electrical A-P 1-1
Electrician, MG- 10 .----------------- - ----- $3.71 Locks P 1
Electrician (Lineman), MG-O10 -- ---- --- -- _ $3.71 Electrical P 1
Firefighter, FF- ------- ------ $5,088.20 Fire A 1
General Engineer, NM-11 (Assistant to the Chief,
Pacific District) -- ----------- $11,731.20 Facilities Eng. P 1
General Foreman (Buildings), MS-4/10 ---- -$5.14 Facilities Eng. A 1
Guard, NM-3 -------------- $4,222.40 Terminals A 2
Guard Supervisor, NM-4 -- -- ----- -$5,886.40 Industrial A 1
Laborer (Heavy-Pest Control), MG-4 -------------- $1.70 Sanitation P 1
Leader Laborer, MS-2a/2 ------ $2.03 Facilities Eng. A 1
Library Aid, NM-2 (Intermittent) _ ------$1.63 Lib.-Museum P 1
Lock Operator (Electrician), MG-11 -----$3.84 Locks P 1
Machinist (Maintenance), MG-10 -----$3.71 Industrial A 1
Medical Aid (Dietetic), NM-3/4 - - $4,222.40/$5,886.40 Coco Solo Hos. A 1
Milk Plant Worker, MG-5 ----- ---$1.74 Supply A 2
Occupational Health Nurse, NM-7 (Intermittent) _____ $3.88 Locks P 1
Personnel Staffing Specialist, NM-5/11 --- $6,572.80/$11,731.20 Personnel P 1
Secretary (Stenography), NM-4/51 _-- $5,886.40/$6,572.80 Gorgas Hos. P 1
Telephone Operator, NM-3 (Part-Time NTE 30 hours) _ .__. . $2.54 Electrical A 1
Card Punch Operator, NM-2/3 (NTE 1 year) __$3,390.40/$4,222.40 Comptroller P 1
Clerk-Stenographer, NM-31 (NTE 1 year) _ --- $4,222.40 Comptroller P 1
Clerk-Typist, NM-21 (NTE 1 year) ----$3,390.40 Supply P 1
Clerk-Typist, NM-21 (NTE 1 year) - ---- $3,390.40 Water & Lab. A 1
Clerk-Typist, NM-31 (NTE 1 year) -. ----- $4.222.40 Comptroller P 1
Helper Central Office Repairman, MG-5 (NTE 6 months) _----. $1.74 Electrical P 1
Helper General, MG-5 (NTE 1 year) - -$1.74 Railroad A 1
Helper Shipwright, MG-5 (NTE 1 year) --- $1.74 Industrial A 1
Laborer, MG-2 (NTE 1 year) --------- $1.63 Railroad P 1
Laborer (Cleaner), MG-1 (NTE 1 year) ----- --- ---- . .$1.60 Electrical A 1
Laborer (Heavy), MG-3 (NTE 1 year) ------$1.66 Schools P 1
Motion Picture Projectionist (35 mm.), MG-8
(Part-Time NTE 30 hours) (NTE 1 year) -- - $2.16 Supply P 1
Motor Vehicle Dispatcher, NM-3 (NTE 1 year)
(Driver's license required) --------- --$4,222.40 Motor Trans. P 1
Nursing Assistant, NM-2/3 (Male) (NTE 1 year)__$3,390.40/$4,222.40 Palo Seco Hos. P 1
Sales Store Clerk, NM-2 (NTE 1 year)
(Part-Time NTE 30 hours) ------------- $1.63 Supply P 1
Application must be submitted on Form 433, APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER. A separate aopli-
cation must be submitted for each job listed. When applying for more than one position, indi-
cate 1st choice, 2d choice, etc. New listings are shown in boldface type. The base rates shown
will be increased for U.S. citizens by the appropriate differential plus a tax factor where appli-
cable. 1 Indicates a written test requirement. � Signifies a security position to be filled only by
a U.S. citizen. Further information may be obtained from the Employment and Placement Branch,
telephones 2-1221, 2-3618, or 3-1288. Employing officials should not be contacted directly.

Page 4




Vol. IX, No. 50 Mds de 56 Anos al Servicio del Comercio Mundial Viernes 28 de Mayo de 1971

Conmovi6 a Todos el

Accidente del Lunes

Empleados de casi todas las Di-
recciones de la empresa del Canal
tomaron part en la situaci6n de
emergencia que se origin en el tri-
gico accident que tuvo lugar el
lunes en el Puente Ferry Thatcher
yen el que murieron 38 personas.
Respondiendo a los pedidos de
auxilio, los empleados del Canal de
PanamA trabajaron, hombro con
hombro, con miembros de la Guar-
dia Nacional de PanamA, de las
Fuerzas Armadas de Estados Uni-
dos, de la Cruz Roja y de grupos
religiosos, ayudando a los que ha-
bian quedado vivos y transportando
a los muertos y moribundos desde el
lugar del accident.
Entre los primeros en Ilegar al
sitio de la tragedia se contaron los
miembros de la Divisi6n de Policia
y de la Divisi6n de Bomberos de la
Zona del Canal, junto con ambulan-
cias del Hospital Gorgas. MAs am-
bulancias fueron enviadas de las
instalaciones del Ej6rcito de Esta-
dos Unidos.
La policia fue puesta en servicio
para dirigir el trAnsito y para con-
trolar la muchedumbre en las ve-
cindades del Hospital Gorgas donde
centenares de amigos y familiares
de las victims se habian congre-
El Gobernador David S. Parker,
el Director de Asuntos Civiles, B. I.
Everson y el Jefe de la Policia Gad-
dis Wall tambien se presentaron, a
los pocos minutes, al lugar de la
tragedia y permanecieron alli mien-
tras se procedia a la evacuaci6n de
las victims.
Inmediatamente despubs que se
supo del accident, el Hospital
Gorgas fue colocado en estado de
emergencia. Se alert al personal
clave y se hicieron los preparativos
para prestar toda la ayuda medica
que fuera necesaria. Debido al gran
n6mero de muertes y al pequeio
ndmero de pacientes, el personal
del hospital pudo tender a los pa-
cientes, brindandoles todas las aten-
ciones medicas que necesitaron. Sin
embargo, la presi6n mAs grande la
tuvieron los serviaios mortuorios,
que debieron proceder a identificar

los muertos, tender los cuerpos y
su traslado a PanamA. Se propor-
cion6 personal auxiliar de oficina
para extender certificados de defun-
ci6n y otros servicios requeridos en
situaciones de emergencia de este
El cuerpo de ambulancias del
Hospital Gorgas y los m6dicos del
Gorgas llegaron al lugar en cues-
ti6n de minutes. El personal de la
Oficina de Admisi6n y el personal
de la Sala de Urgencia respondie-
ron muy bien al recargo de servicios
que tuvieron que prestar. Los mi-
dicos y enfermeras respondieron
inmediatamente al Ilamado de
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

Nuevo Plan Para

Acelerar Pagos

De los Jubilados
Para evitar problems financieros
a los jubilados, que actualmente tie-
nen que esperar varies meses antes
de recibir su primer cheque de jubi-
laci6n, debido al process demorado
de la Comisi6n de Servicio Civil,
se ha trazado un plan que propor-
cionarA a los jubilados una entrada
financier a los 2 meses de jubilarse.
Las demoras recientes se han de-
bido al procesamiento del 4.5 por
ciento de ajuste por alza en el costo
de la vida.
La Comisi6n de Servicio Civil
tiene un plan por medio del cual se
harAn pagos basados en un calculo
conservador de la pension neta men-
sual. Tales pagos se continuaran ha-
ciendo mensualmente hasta que co-
miencen los pagos regulars.
Cualquier ajuste monetario apa-
recera en el primer cheque regular
del pensionado. La Comisi6n consi-
dera que los jubilados del Canal de
PanamA deberan recibir su primer
cheque especial unos 2 meses des-
pu6s de su jubilaci6n y su primer
cheque regular, a los 4 meses de
haberse jubilado.

Recientemente fue inaugurada la Patrulla de Seguri-
dad de la Escuela Primaria de Rainbow City. Con tal
motive, fue invitado el Sargento Charles E. Chase, Jr.,
del Distrito de Policia de Crist6bal, quien fue el encar-
gado de tomar el juramento de rigor a los miembros
de la Patrulla de Seguridad, que aparecen en correct
formaci6n en el scenario del auditorio de la escuela.
El Sargento Chase, que aparece a la extrema izquierda,




msla z . P w- ' . .
Una inmensa multitud asisti6 a los funerales que se ofi- el Puente Thatcher Ferry. Al acto religioso, en el que
ciaron, en la Iglesia Parroquial de San Francisco de estuvieron presents altas autoridades de la Repiblica
Paula de La Chorrera, por el etemo descanso de las de Panama, asisti6 el Gobemador David S. Parker en
almas de las victims del trigico accident automovi- union de altos funcionarios del Canal de PanamA.
listico ocurrido en la maiiana del lunes 24 de mayo en

Program de los Actos

Del Dia de los Difuntos

Los muertos en las guerras de los
Estados Unidos seran honrados el
lunes por residents de PanamA y
de la Zona del Canal de ambos
lados del Istmo en ceremonies del
Dia de los Difuntos que tendrin
lugar en los cementerios de Corozal
y Mount Hope.
Durante el dia se colocarin
ofrendas florales en las tumbas de
los veterans, en los diferentes mo-
numentos y se celebrarin servicios
en el mar.
En el sector Pacifico, las activi-
dades comenzarAn a las 7:45 a.m.
con la colocaci6n de una ofrenda
floral, a cargo de las Muchachas
Guias, en el Monumento de Balboa.
Alas 8 a.m., Exploradores y Mucha-
chas Guias adornarin con flores el

habl6 a los alumnos sobre la gran importancia de la
patrulla y lo indispensable que es para la seguridad,
ademis de la discipline, el orden en las filas, la obe-
diencia y otros detalles similares. Impresion6 much a
los alumnos escuchar al Sargento Chase, cuando dijo
que uno de sus mayors orgullos consistia en haber
pertenecido a la Patrulla de Seguridad de la Escuela
Primaria de Crist6bal en sus dias de estudiante.

cenotafio de Richard T. Perott, en
Balboa. La Tablilla Conmemorativa
de Carr v Owens, en el centro de
las Esclusas de Pedro Miguel, serA
decorada por los comandantes de
los Puestos de Veteranos de Gue-
rras Extranjeras y de la Legi6n
Durante la mariana, los Explora-
dores decorarAn las tumbas de los
veterans en el cementerio de Coro-
zal y colocar n una ofrenda floral
en el Columbarium de ]a Capilla de
Todas las Almas de la Catedral de
San Lucas. La Tablilla Conmemo-
rativa Corgas sern decorada por las
Damas Auxiliares de la Legi6n Ame-
ricana v por los Veteranos de Gue-
rras Extranjeras.
Las Ceremonias en el Cementerio
de Corozal comenzaran a las 9 a.m.
La Invocaci6n estari a cargo del
Rev. John V. Kennedy, C.M., y la
Bendici6n a cargo del Rev. Clarence
M. McConkey. La Srta. Kathy Davis
leera el Mensaje de Gettysburg de
Lincoln y el discurso principal es-
tara a cargo del Mayor Jon D.
Black, Subdirector de Adiestra-
(Continda en la pdgina 4)

Consejo Juvenil

De Paraiso Ayuda

A Percival Jordan
Percival A. Jordan, graduando de
la Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso,
sera muy pronto un expert para-
caidista acrobAtico.
Jordan, subgerente del Centro So-
cial del Consejo Juvenil de Paraiso,
es sumamente active en todos los
asuntos que atafien al Consejo Juve-
nil de ]a Zona del Canal.
Al mostrar sus deseos de conver-
tirse en paracaidista acrobitico, re-
cibi6 una ayuda financiera de part
del Consejo Juvenil de Paraiso.
La ayuda financier que le prest6
el Consejo Juvenil de Paraiso in-
cluye costs de registro, seguro, cla-
ses en tierra v membrecia en la
Asociaci6n de Paracaidismo de los
Estados Unidos.

Mensaje del

El Gobemador David S. Parker
ha elogiado a los empleados del
Canal de PanamA y a todos los de-
mAs que direct o indirectamente
ayudaron durante la emergencia que
provoc6 el accident del autob6s el
lunes, en el cual fallecieron 38 per-
El mensaje del Gobemador es el
A los muchos empleados del
Canal de Panama que trabajaron
sin descanso durante la emergencia
causada por el trigico accident del
autobis en el Puente Ferry Thatcher
y a los muchos otros que ofrecieron
ayuda voluntaria les expreso mi mis
sincere aprecio.
Es muy bueno saber que frente a
una gran crisis y a pesar de la ten-
si6n emotional inherente a la p6r-
dida de vidas humans, podemos
defender en la consagraci6n, la efi-
ciencia y coraje que fueron demos-
trados en esta ocasi6n.
Todos los hombres y mujeres que
direct o indirectamente respondie-
ron a la emergencia, muchos volun-
tariamente, merecen el mis grande
elogio. Muchas gracias a cada uno
de ustedes.

Nuevo Sistema de

Toque de Sirenas
El mi6rcoles al mediodia, todas
las sirenas de la Defensa Civil en
la Zona del Canal sonarAn por 30
segundos, dando un toque fijo de
15 segundos, que sera seguido por
otro de 15 segundos, pero ondula-
do. Ello iniciarn un nucvo horario
de prueba de sirenas.
Actualmente se las prueba con un
sonido fijo de 15 segundos, los siAba-
dos a mediodia. El cambio permi-
tirA a los verificadores hacer so tra-
bajo en dias de semana, en lugar de
haccrlo en fin de semana, y permi-
tiri hacer trabajos de mantenimien-
to de las sirenas inmnediatamente.
Tonos fijos u ondulantes de 3 a 5
minutes de duraci6n son avisos de
alarma. El tono fijo es serial de alar-
ma y se debe sintonizar a SCN. Un
tono ondulante significa que hay que
ir a los refugios. En cl directorio de
telefonos de la Zona del Canal se
dan mAs instrucciones.


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Mayo 28, 1971

lente en la Noticia

Durante varies afios, las fotografias
que aparecieron en esta secci6n fue-
ron tomadas por Alberto Acevedo,
fot6grafo professional, fot6grafo de
prensa, camar6grafo de cine y con-
sumado escultor que actualmente
presta servicios en el Ramo de Artes
GrAficas del Canal de Panama. Ace-
vedo ingres6 a la familiar canalera
en junior de 1962, primero en la Ofi-
cina de Informaci6n, pero 1 aiio des-
pu6s fue trasladado al Ramo de Ar-
tes GrAficas donde ha permanecido
hasta ahora. En los afios de su nifiez
vivi6 prActicamente en todos los rin-
cones de la Repiblica de PanamA,
acompafiando a su madre, Mercedes
Herrera vda. de Acevedo, que como
maestra rural iba a prestar servicios
en diferentes poblaciones de apar-
tados lugares. Curs6 del primero al
tercer grado de primaria en la Es-
cuela de Tonosi; el cuarto, en la Es-
cuela de Calzada Larga, en Chilibre;
quinto y sexto, los curs6 en Chitr6,
ciudad donde naci6. Hasta el segun-
do afio de secundaria estudi6 en el
Institute Nacional de PanamA. Lue-
go pas6 a la Escuela de Artes y Of-
cios Melchor Lasso de la Vega, don-
de estudi6 dibujo arquitect6nico y
construcci6n. Dice Acevedo: "Mis
primeros recuerdos se relacionan con
los desvelos de mi querida madre que
pasaba tantos trabajos para levan-
tarnos a mi hermana Meche y a mi.
Asi que desde muy temprano resol-
vi que debia ayudarla, por lo menos
en lo que se referia a mi educaci6n".
Meche, la hermana de Alberto, es
Meche Acevedo, famosa artist de




Snjito a cambios sin
previo aviso

10:30-La Novela Matinal
11:15-El Retorno del
Llanero Solitario
11:45-Corsarios y Filibusteros
12:00-Sorteo del Miercolito
12:15-C6micos y Canciones
1:00-Informative del
2:30-Extrafio Paraiso
3:00-Cine Hogar
7:30-Los Tres Mosqueteros
10:00-Un Hilo do Vida
11:00-Los Vengadores

la radio y television de PanamA, de
recordadas actuaciones en el teatro
y famosisima come cantante, espe-
cialmente de los aires tipicos pana-
meios, quien actualmente reside en
los Estados Unidos en uni6n de su
esposo. Acevedo dice que desde nifio
sinti6 gran atracci6n por la fotogra-
fia y ese fue su primer trabajo, a6n
antes de terminar su educaci6n se-
cundaria. Fue fot6grafo de prensa,
fot6grafo independiente, vendia sus
fotos a los peri6dicos y lleg6 a tener
su propio laboratorio, donde fue per-
feccionando su t6cnica hasta conver-
tirse en el professional que es hoy
dia. Fue en esa 6poca cuando deci-
di6 terminar su educaci6n secunda-
ria y lo hizo estudiando de noche
hasta graduarse en el Institute Ist-
meiio. Acevedo es miembro active
del Sindicato de Periodistas de Pa-
namA y del Cine Taller Ariel de Pa-
nami. En calidad de miembro de
este iltimo grupo, acaba de partici-
par en el Festival Panamericano de
Cali, Colombia, en el que los pana-
mefios se Ilevaron el primer puesto
en cortos de cine. Acevedo particip6
con uno titulado "Ritmo y Tambo-
res", sobre el Carnaval de PanamA.
A los 9 afios de ingresar al servicio
del Canal de Panama, Acevedo vive
con su esposa Blanca Rodriguez de
Acevedo en su casita propia en Villa
Guadalupe y dice: "Guardo muy
buenos recuerdos de cuando iba con
la representaci6n del Canal a las fe-
rias en el Interior. Fue en una de
esas ferias, en la bella poblaci6n de
Oc6, donde tuve la dicha de conocer
a mi esposa".

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

10:30-La Novela Matinal
11:15-El Retorno del
Llanero Solitario
11:45-Corsarios y Filibusteros
12:15-Jueves Estelares
1:00-Informative del
2:30-Extrailo Paraiso
3:00-Cine Hogar
6: 30-Telenoticias
7:30-Los Tres Mosqueteros
10:00-Marcus Welby
11:00-Los Vengadores

10:30-La Novela Matinal
11:15-E1 Retorno del
Llanero Solitario
11:45-Corsarios y Filibusteros
1:00-Informative del
2:30--Extraiio Paraiso
3:00-Cine Hogar
7:30-Los Tres Mosqueteros
10:00- El Diablo se Divierle
1 1:00- Ios Vengadores

10:30-La Novela Matinal
11:15-El Retorno del
Llanero Solitario
1 :45-Corsarios y Filibusteros
1:00-Informativo del
2:30-Extrailo Paraiso
3:00-Cine Hogar
7:30-Los Tres Mosqueteros
10:00-La Ley del Rev6lver
11:00--La Hlora Cero




Sujeto a cambios sin
previo aviso

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11 :30-Los Picapiedras
12:00-Suerte y Alegria
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00--El Show de la Una
2:00- Fred Astaire Presenta
4:00-El Hombro de Cipol
5:00-Mama y sus Increibles
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-El Show de
Mauricio Garcs
8:30-E1 Precio de la Fama
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
1 1:00- Alfred Hitchcock

Desde el 28 de Mayo hasta el
4 de Junio de 1971

SAbado-The Pride And The Passion (G) y
The Sea Hawk (G)
Domingo-Halls Of Anger (GP)
Lunes-Halls Of Anger (GP)
Miercoles-The Landlord (R) y
The Graduate (GP)
Jueves-The Lawyer (R)
Viernes-The Pride And The Passion (C) y
The Sea Hawk (G)
Domingo-2001: A Space Odyssey (G)
Lunes-The Landlord (B) y
The Graduate (GP)
Martes-The Lawyer (R)
Mi6rcoles-My Blood Runs Cold (GP)
Viernes-Horse Soldiers (G) y
Paper Lion (G)
(Air Conditioned)
Viernes, 10:00 p.m.-Dr. Blood's Coffin
Sihado--Sandy The Seal (G) y
Lady And The Tramp (G)
Domingo-The Kremlin Letter (GP)
Lunes-The Kremlin Letter (GP)
Martes-A.K.A. Cassius Clay (GP)
,ucves-Sam Whiskey (GP) y
Waiting For Caroline (GP)"
Viernes, 10:00 p.m.-Battle Beneath
The Earth (G)

NOTA-Nueva clasificaci6n: (G) Entrada
general. (GP) Entiada general. Se su-
giere guia de los padres. (R) Restrin-
gida. No se admitiria a inenores de 17
afios, si no estan acompaniados de sus
padres o si no son graduandos de se-
cundaria. (X) No se admitirA menores
de 17 anos. SIT significa: "Con titulos
en espaiiol".
Todas las peliculas comienzan a las
7 p.m., excepto cuando se indica. Este
prograna estai sujeto a cambios sin
previo aviso.

10:30-La Novela Matinal
11:15-El Retorno del
Llanero Solitario
11:-15-Corsarios y Filibusteros
1:00-Informativo del
2:30-Extraiio Paraiso
3:00-Cine Hogar
7:30-Los Tres Mosqueteros
10:00-Centro M6dico
1 :00- Los Vengadore's

11:00-Archie y Sabrina
11:15-El Retorno del
Llanero Solitario
12:30-Get Smart
1:00-Informative del
1:30-Gomer Pyle
2:00-Victor Martinez Blanco
4:30-Banana Split
7:30-El Topo Gigio
8:3)0-El Detective Fantasma
9:30--Pzazz 71

9:00-Hacia El Mafiana
9:15-La Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
12:00-Suerte y Alegria
12:30-Roma Mi Amor
1:30-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
2:00-Buscando Novia a Papa
3:00-Los Invencibles
4:30-El Zorro
5:00-El Gran Chaparral
7:00-Grupo 21
7:30-El Especial
8:30-Los Poderosos
9:30-Mi Joven Defensor
10:30-Cuatro Evas Para
Un Adin

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
1 :30-Los Picapiedras
12:00-Los Monstrnos
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Fred Astaire Presenta
4:00-E1 Hombre de Cipol
5:30-Mar Ins6lito
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-Los Internos
8:30-Cine de Oro
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-Alfred Hitchcock


Carnaval de Cartones
Los Picapiedras
Los Monstruos
Tras la Noticia
El Show de la Una
Fred Astaire Presenta
El Hombre de Cipol
Halcones del Espacio
Reino Salvaje
La Tremenda Corte
Tevedos Informa
-Los Beverly de
-Misi6n Imposible
-Patrulla Juvenil
-Ultimas Noticias
-Alfred Hitchcock

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Los Picapiedras
12-00-Los Monstruos
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-EI Show de la Una
2:00-Fred Astaire Presenta
4:00-El Hombre de Cipol
5:00-Festival Loopy
5:30-El Correcaminos
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-El Show de
Andy Williams
8:30-Los Atrevidos
10 30-Ultimas Noticias
I 1.00--Alfred Hitchcock

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-Los Picapiedras
12:00-Los Monstruos
12:30-Tras la Noticin
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Fred Astaire Presenta
4:00-El Hombre de Cipol
5:00-Porky y Sus Amigos
5:30-Los Magnificos
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-El Inmortal
8:30-La Pelicula de
la Semana
I0.30-Ultimas Noticias
11 :00-Alfred Hitchcock

10:00-Hacia El Mafiana
10:30-De Mujer a Mujer
11:30-Mis Adorables Sobrinos
12:00-Mi Mundo y
Bienvenido a El
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Polla Musical y
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-Tierra de Gigantes
8:30-Audacia es el Juego
10:00-La Fuerza Silenciosa
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-Cine SAbado

u La OEA Otorga Becas Para

Estudiar Bibliotecologia

Ocho becas, para el Curso de Pre-
paraci6n Profesional de Biblioteca-
rios Escolares, otorgarA la Organiza-
ci6n de Estados Americanos pr6xi-
El anuncio official al respect, he-
cho por las Oficinas de la OEA en
PanamA, informa que el curso, par-
te del Programa Regional de Desa-
rrollo Educative y del Proyecto Mul-
tinacional de Desarrollo de Biblio-
tecas Escolares y Universitarias, serA
dictado en la Escuela Interameri-
cana de Bibliotecologia, situada en
Medellin, Colombia.
La duraci6n del curso serA de 5
meses, a partir del 19 de julio pr6xi-
mo. La fecha limited en que se reci-
birAn las solicitudes sera el dia de
hoy, 28 de mayo de 1971. La beca
cubrirA gastos por $196 mensuales,
libros por un valor total de $100,
ademnAs de pasajes de ida y vuelta,
matricula y demAs.
Uno de los requisites para la otor-
gaci6n de estas becas es que los in-
teresados deberan poseer una prepa-
racion minima de 2 afios de studios

Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pa-
nam.l Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya
fucre verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6-
nica o noticia aqui aparecida, sin
necesidad de solicited express.
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
Jefe de la Oficina de Informacidn
La informaci6n que se deseare publi-
car en el SPILLWAY debe ser enviada
a la oficina del Jefe de Prensa. Dirigir
la correspondencia a PANAMA CANAL
SPI.LWAY, Apartado M, Balboa, Zona
del Canal.
Distribuci6n gratuita a todos los
enmpleados del Canal de PanamA.
Valor de la subscripci6n para otros
(incluvendo envio por correo) $2.60 al
ano. Los cheques deben hacerse pa-
gadceros al Panama Canal Company y
dirigidos a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions,
Box M, Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

generals a nivel universitario, o su
equivalent, con especializaci6n en
el canipo de la pedagogia. Deberan
tambien haber tornado curses de bi-
bliotecologia elemental en su pro-
pio pais. Otro de los requisites in-
dispensables consiste en que los in-
teresados deberin tener una expe-
riencia no menor de 2 afios, en cali-
dad de bibliotecarios en una biblio-
teca escolar, o ser profesores de una
escuela normal que aspira a prepa-
rar maestros bibliotecarios.
PodrAn solicitarse mis informes en
las oficinas de la Organizaci6n de
Estados Americanos en Panama, o
escribiendo a la Escuela Interame-
ricana de Bibliotecologia de la Uni-
versidad de Antioquia, Apartado
Aereo 1307, Medellin, Colombia.


Ante Todo

Reproducimos, sin comentarios,
una noticia aparecida en un peri6-
dico londinense. "Ana Hugessen,
se gana la vida haciendo cinturones
de castidad que son reproducciones
exactas de los models del siglo
XIII. El gobierno quiere gravar los
cinturones, pero Ana ha iniciado una
campafia intense para ser exenta de
impuesto. Su argument es que su
product se encuentra clasificado
como 'equipos de seguridad', que
no pagan impuestos a la venta".

Maneje con Cuidado

;Los accidents son
inis frecuentes en
los fines de semana

mis largos!

Pwopwo de E Eat&&

Mayo 31-Dia de Difuntos en la Zona del Canal. Es feriado para todos los
empleados de las agencies Federales que operan en la Zona del Canal.
Junio 14-Dia de la Bandera en todos los estados de Estados Unidos. Ese
dia, que no es feriado, se adornan los hogares y edificios piblicos con
la bandera de los Estados Unidos y con las banderas de los respectivos
estados de la Uni6n.
Junio 20-Dia del Padre. En PanamA y en los Estados Unidos, lo mismo
que en otros paises del mundo, se dedica esa fecha a honrar a los padres.
En Panama, el propulsor de la implantaci6n del tercer domingo de junior
como Dia del Padre fue el inolvidable periodista Ignacio de Jes6s Vald6s,
mejor conocido como Nacho Valdes.
Junio 24-Fiesta de San Juan Bautista. Es el Santo Patrono de la ciudad
de Chitrd, una de las mis progresistas de todo el interior de PanamA y
cabecera de la Provincia de Herrera. Tambi6n celebran sus fiestas
patronales, ese dia, varias poblaciones de la Rep6blica. Hay rifias de
gallos, corridas de toros y carreras a caballo, especialmente en las
Provincias Centrales.

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Lester A. Ferguson (a la derecha), Director de Abastos
y Servicios Comunales, sefiala la defense para las pier-
nas que se hace que utilicen todos los empleados del
Ramo de Mantenimiento de Predios que deben utilizar
machetes para desempefiar sus labores diarias. Librado
Silva M., al servicio de la cuadrilla de mantenimiento


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de predios en Rainbow City, explic6 a Ferguson que la
mencionada defense lo ha salvado en diferentes oca-
siones de sufrir lesiones en las piernas. En el centro
aparece Ernesto Cordovez, Supervisor del Distrito Norte
del Ramo de Mantenimiento de Predios.

En una de sus frecuentes giras de inspecci6n por las diferentes unidades de
la direcci6n a su cargo, Lester A. Ferguson, Director de Abastos y Servicios
Comunales (a la izquierda), sefiala un peligro potential a Wilfred White,
gerente interino del Centro de Servicios de Crist6bal. White, le explic6 a
Ferguson que ya se estaba trabajando para corregir el defecto de la plancha
y evitar asi el quc alguien tropezase y pudiera sufrir una lesi6n causante de

Important Reuni6n en el

Consejo de Pedro Miguel

El Consejo Civico de Pedro Mi-
guel celebrara su pr6xima reuni6n
cl lunes 7 de junio, a las 7:30 p.m.,
en la Escuela Primaria de Pedro
Al hacer dicho anuncio, el presi-
dente de dicha entidad, Webster
Marshall, declare que esa reunion
serA de much importancia para la
comunidad entera, pues sc tratarin
asuntos que afectarin a todos los
habitantes de la poblaci6n.
En primer lugar en el orden del
dia estarA el servicio de autobuses
de esa comunidad. Se estudiarin los
cambios que se efectuarin en las
rutas, el horario de las mismas, al
igual que se solicitarA encarecida-
mente, a los residents que usen los
autobuses, que deben tener el cam-

bio exacto al pagar su pasaje. Al
cumplir con este requisite evitarAn
dcmoras en el itinerario de los auto-
buses y no perjudicaran a los demas.
En dicha reuni6n se tratara tam-
biWn sobre la continuaci6n de los
programs de recreaci6n y concier-
tos (cue se presentan durante el afio
en Pedro Miguel.
Marshall declare que los residen-
tes de una comunidad deben star
interesados en los asuntos que afec-
tan a la misma y que la mejor ma-
nera de hacerlo y de hacer oir su
voz en lo que afecta a today la comu-
nidad es asistir a las reuniones del
Consejo Civico. Por ello solicita la
asistencia puntual de los miemlbros
del Consejo y de todas las personas
interesadas de ]a comunidad.

Torneo de Tenis

De Mesa Habra

En Pedro Miguel
El Consejo Civico de Pedro Mi-
guel ha anunciado que patrocinara
una series de competencias de tenis
de mesa para diferentes classes de
niios y adults.
Al final de las competencias se
otorgari trofeos a los ganadores de
cada clase, quienes despu6s parti-
ciparAn en las Competencias de Te-
nis de Mesa del Istmo, que se llevan
a cabo todos los anos.
Esta sera la primera vez que se
Ileve a cabo este torneo en Pedro
Miguel y un vocero del Consejo Ci-
vico inform que existe gran entu-
siasmo entire los residents.
Los formularios de inscripci6n ya
estLn en poder de Webster F. Mar-
shall, president del Consejo Civico
de Pedro Miguel, a quien deberin
dirigirse todas aquellas personas que
deseen informaci6n adicional.

POLICIA ______ . 110
BOMBEROS ____.._._ 119
NENAMIENTOS ..._2-2600
MEDICO (Pacifico) _2-1211
MEDICO (Atlintico).. 3-1211

Peligros Ocultos
Un operario soldador se hallaba
muy entretenido en su tarea, mien-
tras mascaba "chiclets" (goma de
mascar), segin su costumbre. En
determinado moment mir6 hacia
arriba, levantando la cabeza brus-
camente al mismo tiempo que con
la lengua trat6 de cambiar de lugar
el chicle. Jamas se explicara la vic-
tima, ni nadie, c6mo pudo hacer la
operaci6n de seccionarse la lengua
con los dientes en casi su totalidad
(3 cm.).

Division de Ingenieria Logra

Gran Mejora en las Esclusas

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Un rodillo de bronce de 4 pulga-
das de dfimetro y de 6 pulgadas de
largo present recientemente un pro-
blema que amenaz6 con obstaculi-
zar los esfuerzos de los ingenieros
del Canal de PanamA por aumentar
la capacidad de la via interoceAnica.
Este rodillo es parte important
de la maquinaria que mantiene las
valvulas de vastago de elevaci6n
vertical en constant y eficiente ope-
raci6n. Siendo estas vAlvulas las que
controlan el flujo del agua a traves
de las cimaras de las esclusas, son
el element que establece el inter-
valo que debe haber entire los re-
acondicionamientos de las esclusas.
El problema que resolvieron re-
cientemente los ingenieros del Canal
de PanamA, constituy6 en volver a
disefiar los cojinetes de dichas vAl-
vulas, de manera que no necesiten
series de rodillos que siempre esta-
ban sujetos a la corrosi6n y a dafios
BasAndose en pruebas hechas por
la Division de Ingenieria en el La-
boratorio de Investigaci6n de Mira-
flores, se disefi6 un nuevo cojinete
que consiste en una plancha de
acero inoxidable que se desliza so-
bre un laminado a base de lonas
cubiertas con resina fen6lica. Este
concept result ser de gran valor
y, a pesar de que se hicieron pe-
quefios cambios por medio de ins-
talaciones de prueba en las Esclusas
de Cat6n y Miraflores, en las otras
esclusas se estAn instalando mAs de
los nuevos cojinetes en un program
a largo plazo.
Los ingenieros dicen que los coji-
netes de deslizamiento, ademas de
otras mejoras en los sellos y en el
cuerpo de las vilvulas, permitirin
que se opere de 8 a 10 afios entire
los reacondicionamientos. Cuando
las vAlvulas sean reacondicionadas,
todo parece indicar que los nuevos
cojinetes no requerirn ser reparados
o reemplazados.
Puesto que los nuevos cojinetes
estAn siendo manufacturados por la
Division Industrial en Mount Hope,
se esta consiguiendo una economic
considerable tanto en materials
como en mano de obra.
El alargamiento del period entire
reacondicionamientos, de 5 a 8 afios,
es una important victoria de inge-
nieria en los constantes esfuerzos
del Canal de Panama por aumentar
la capacidad de la via interoceAnica
y mantenerse a la par con el trAfico
de naves en constant crecimiento.
Durante los iiltimos 10 afios, otros
problems que afectan la duraci6n
del reacondicionamiento de las es-
clusas han sido resueltos. Se desa-
rroll6 un plan para sacar y volver a
poner en su posici6n las compuertas

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Paigina 3

haciendolas flotar, con lo que se
permitia reacondicionarlas sin nece-
sidad de secar las cAmaras. Se mejo-
raron sistemas de protecci6n cat6-
dica con el fin de eliminar la nece-
sidad de pintar frecuentemente las
compuertas. Se construyeron tapo-
nes y mamparos para permitir el
reacondicionamiento de las alcan-
tarillas sin necesidad de drenar las
cimaras y s61o con interrupciones
menores al trAfico. Tambi6n se ins-
talaron nuevos materials en los co-
jinetes de los goznes y en los sellos.
Pero hasta hace poco, las parties
mis d6biles que quedaban eran las
116 vilvulas de vistago de eleva-
ci6n vertical, cada una de las cuales
debia moverse sobre dos trenes de
61 rodillos de bronce.
Las vilvulas, que son rectangu-
lares, de 9 x 18 pies, controlan el
flujo del agua que entra y sale de
las camaras de las esclusas. Deben
abrirse encontrando grande resisten-
cia hidraiulica que Ilega hasta unas
650.000 libras en la parte que da
frente a la corriente, cuando se
empiezan a abrir.
Al operar, las vAlvulas de eleva-
ci6n vertical viajan 18 pies sobre los
cojinetes, llamados trenes de rodi-
llos. El tren de rodillos viaja 9,pies.
Bajo condiciones ideales, no deberia
existir rozamiento. Pero los trenes
de rodillos, los forros, los rieles y
los aseguradores estin sujetos a una
gran corrosion.
Se les volvia a dejar en condicio-
nes de ser usados pasandolos por el
torno pero la duraci6n de la vida
de un rodillo en las Esclusas de Mi-
raflores era de unos 6 afios, tanto o
un poco mis larga era la duraci6n
de los cojinetes en las Esclusas de
Pedro Miguel, mientras que en las
de Gatin era de un mAximo de
5 afios.
Los ingenieros del Canal de Pa-
nama concibieron la idea del coji-
nete de deslizamiento sin parties mo-
vibles y de components libres de
corrosi6n desde 1959. En busca de
materials adecuados, se sugiri6 la
idea de usar el tefl6n y, en 1961,
se install una vilvula experimental
en que se usaban superficies de
A pesar de que el tefl6n era un
material nuevo que prometia much
como de muy baja fricci6n, el expe-
rimento fracas en lo que se referia
al tefl6n. La idea de la vAlvula de
deslizamiento parecia factible, sin
embargo, y se continue con 6xito la
bi6squeda del material adecuado.
Doce de las nuevas vAlvulas han
sido instaladas en Gatfin, seis en
Miraflores y doce mAs serAn instala-
das en Miraflores y Pedro Miguel
durante los pr6ximos reacondiciona-


Mayo 28, 1971

Los Doc's de Coco Solo conquistaron por segundo afio consecutive el cam-
peonato de la Liga de Bola Suave de la Direcci6n de Salubridad. El equipo,
dirigido por St. Clair Thorne, gan6 9 juegos y perdi6 4, mientras que los
Medics del Gorgas terminaban con 4 ganados y 9 perdidos. Calvin
Ashby, del campe6n Coco Solo, fue el campe6n de bate y tambi6n
el rey de los cuadrangulares. El campe6n lanzador fue Leroy Gittens,
tambidn de Coco Solo, con 3 victorias sin derrotas. Los trofeos fueron
donados por el Local 900, Deportes Mauricio, Deportes Jimmy, Laborato-
rios Bristol, Boite La Villa y el Club Health Bureau. La entrega tuvo lugar
en el sector AtlAntico. Landos, S.A. patrocin6 al equipo del Hospital de
Coco Solo y NMU al Hospital Gorgas.

Program de Dia de Difuntos
(Viene de la pdgina 1)

miento Ticnico en la Academia de
la Fuerza Aerea Interamericana.
Oraciones por los difuntos seran
ofrecidas por el Rev. McConkey, el
Rev. Kennedy y por Seymour Bar-
kowitz. La salva en honor de los
soldados caidos estara a cargo del
Pelot6n de Fusileros del ROTC de
la Escuela Secundaria de Balboa.
La Banda del Ej&rcito de los Es-
tados Unidos ejecutara los himnos
de los Estados Unidos y de la Re-
piblica de PanamA. La banda se
encargarA de los toques de silencio.
George Vieto, ex Comandante De-
partamental de la Legi6n America-
na, serA el maestro de ceremonies.
A la 1:30 p.m. tendri lugar un
servicio ftnebre en el mar a cargo
de las organizaciones y auxiliares
de los veterans, lo mismo que Ex-
ploradores, Muchachas Guias y
miembros del clero. Los que par-
ticipen, partirAn del Muelle 20 de
En el sector AtlAntico, los actos
del dia comenzarin a las 9:30 a.m.,
cuando se re6nan frente al Alma-
cen de Rainbow City los que toma-
rin parte en el desfile del dia. El
CapitAn A. L. Gallin, USN (Ret.),
Jefe de la Divisi6n Industrial en
Mount Hope, serA el Gran Mariscal
del Desfile. El organizador general
serA E. J. Berger, Comandante del
Puesto 3876 de Veteranos de Gue-
rras Extranjeras.
El desfile pasarA frente a la tri-
buna de honor que estara en la en-
trada del Cementerio de Mount
Hope a las 10 a.m. y las ceremonies
seguirin en el interior del cemen-
terio. En el desfile tomarin part
la Banda del Cuerpo de Bomberos
de Col6n, elements del Ej6rcito y
de la Armada de Estados Unidos,
la banda y unidades de la Guardia
National de PanamA, organizacio-
nes civicas, entire ellas los Explora-
dores y las Muchachas Guias, y el



Los buzos tienen series problems
para comunicarse cuando se encuen-
tran a una cierta profundidad, sobre
todo aquellos que trabajan en el ba-
rrenado de embarcaciones. En la at-
m6sfera de helium en la que deben
trabajar el sonido viaja a una velo-
cidad tres veces mis rApida que la
normal. Cuando la voz Ilega a la
superficie parece la del Pato Donald.
Esto constitute un serio peligro ya
que si el hombre grita pidiendo ayu-
da, no se le puede entender. Los
ingenieros de IBM han inventado
un vocoderr", basado en un anAlisis
del cambio de la frecuencia de la
voz en helium, que analiza y clari-
fica la voz sin necesidad de almace-
nar y procesar el material.

Equipo de Marcha de Precisi6n del
ROTC de la Escuela Secundaria de
Durante la ceremonia, la Invo-
caci6n seri pronunciada por el Ca-
pellin Norbert H. Lehr, de Fuerte
Davis, el Mensaje de Gettysburg
sera leido por Allen Harmon, gra-
duando de la Secundaria de Cris-
t6bal. El discurso principal serl pro-
nunciado por el Coronel George E.
Dexter, Comandante del 8.' Grupo
de Fuerzas Especiales y organiza-
ciones civicas colocarAn coronas de
flores en las tumbas de los vetera-
nos. Charles F. Hoagland, Jr., co-
mandante electo del Puesto 100 de
Veteranos de Guerras Extranjeras,
serA el maestro de ceremonies.
En Sabanitas, a las 2 p.m., ten-
drAn lugar servicios f6nebres por el
alma del soldado Jos6 A. Ceballos,
panamefio muerto en acci6n en la
Guerra de Corea. Se encargan'i de
dirigirlos Arnold Hannberg, de la
Legi6n Americana.
Las ceremonies en el mar ten-
dran lugar fuera del rompeolas de
Crist6bal, a bordo de un remolca-
dor. Los dirigirA Harold Branden-
burg, de los Veteranos de Guerras
Extranjeras y se arrojaran al agua
ofrendas florales. Burton L. Powell,
comandante electo del Puesto 3876
VFW, pronunciarn la oraci6n fiine-
bre. Los que participen, partirAn
del Muelle 9-B de Crist6bal, a la
1 p.m.
En la ceremonia del Cementerio
de Mount Hope participanin dis-
tinguidos invitados, entire ellos: el
Gobernador de Col6n, Jose Bever-
houdt; Mario Julio, Alcalde de
Col6n; el Mayor Luis A. Fanovich,
Comandante de la Guardia Nacio-
nal de Col6n; y el Coronel Thomas
J. Butler, Comandante del Cuerpo
de Bomberos de Col6n.



Sus amigos y parientes pueden
suscribirse ahora al semanario
SPILLWAY del Canal de PanamA
(o usted puede hacer la subs-
cripci6n por ellos). Cuesta $2.60
al afio. Esto incluye envio por
correo regular a cualquier parte
del mundo.
Los cheques para las subscrip-
ciones deben hacerse pagaderos
al Panama Canal Company y
pueden ser enviados por correo a:
SPILLWAY Subscriptions
Box M
Balboa Heights,
Canal Zone
No deje de incluir, bien esori-
to, el nombre y la direcci6n de la
persona a la cual el SPILLWAY
debe ser enviado.

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(Viene de la pdgina 1)
El Teniente Coronel Gerald
Cohen, Jefe de Servicios de Logis-
tica, coordin6 el plan de desastre
estableciendo comunicaciones, in-
fonrando y coordinando con las
otras agencies que ayudaban, tales
como las divisions de Policia y de
Bomberos y las unidades militares,
en la atenci6n del tirfico y de la
Hubo gran actividad on cl Banco
de Sangre del Hospital Corgas,
donde los empleados del Canal y un
gran n6mero de miembros del per-
sonal military respondieron a los pe-
didos de donantes de sangre para
las victims. Se recibieron 80 uni-
dades de sangre y se dieron a los
pacientes 27 unidades. Un helic6p-
tero de la Fuerza A6rea llev6 12
donantes voluntarios desde la Base
de la Fuerza Aerea de Howard para
que donaran sangre a las victims.
El Coronel Charles R. Clark, Di-
rector de Ingenieria y Construcci6n,
tambidn lleg6 temprano a la escena
del accident. Una gr6a de la Divi-
si6n de Mantenimiento fue Ilevada
rapidamente al lugar para levantar
los destrozos del autobis y facilitar
el rescate de muertos y heridos.
Una cuadrilla de la Divisi6n de
Mantenimiento, bajo la direcci6n de
Ray Caldwell, Jefe del Ramo de
Mantenimiento, empez6 a trabajar
enseguida en la reparaci6n de la
secci6n dafiada del puente, lo que
se hizo rapidamente, despubs de ale-
jar al gentio. El pasamanos de 4
pulgadas de diimetro que habia
sido cercenado, cuando el autob6s
golpe6 contra la acera y salt6 la
pared de contenci6n de 23V2 pul-
gadas, habia sido colocado nueva-
mente a las 2 de la tarde del mismo
Las operaciones iniciales de res-
cate comenzaron a las 6:20 a.m.
cuando carros bomba de la Esta-
ci6n de Balboa Ilegaron al lugar,
seguidos del Jefe de da Divisi6n de
Bomberos W. G. Dolan y del Co-
mandante del Distrito de Bomberos
K. T. Daly. El Capitin Daly orden6
que las compafias de Rodman y
Corozal fueran al lugar y todo el
personal libre fue llamado a pres-
tar servicio. Los esfuerzos de resca-
te se dirigieron a rescatar a los pa-
sajeros todavia vivos en las parties
central y trasera de la derecha del
Mientras esperaban la llegada del
carro grua de la Divisi6n de Trans-
porte a Motor y de la gr6a de la
Division de Mantenimiento, los
bombers continuaron las operacio-
nes de rescate utilizando hachas,
barras, sierras, aparatos hidrAulicos,
martillos, cinceles y a veces hasta
las mismas manos, para hacer aber-
turas en el vehiculo y sacar a los
Cuando comenz6 un pequefio in-
cendio en la gasoline que se habia
derramado, lo extinguieron inme-
diatamente con extintores de mano.
El incendio no obstaculiz6 en ma-
nera alguna las operaciones de res-
cate. Habia un total de 19 bombers.
Policies Militares del Ejrcito, lo
mismo que personal medico, Ilega-
ron rApidamente al lugar tan pronto
como se hizo el primer Ilamado. Al
llegar, los policies militaries ayuda-
ron a la Policia de ]a Zona del
Canal a controlar el trafico y a trans-
portar las victims a vehiculos que
las Ilevarian al Hospital Gorgas.
Veintis6is soldados de la Com-
pafiia M6dica 601 se unieron para
Ilevar cuatro ambulancias de cam-
paria y un cami6n de 2V toneladas
cargado de camillas, mantas, venda-
jes y otros abastos m6dicos.
El personal de la Zona del Canal
obtuvo una gran ayuda de parte de
personas de PanamA, incluso reli-
giosos y unidades de la Guardia
El Alcalde de La Chorrera, Te-
Inistocles Arjona, lleg6 al hospital
y ayud6 a organizer la tarea de
identificar a los muertos. Residents
de La Chorrera que tenian familia-
res y amigos que viajaban hacia sus
trabajos en autobils se presentaron
en la morgue y eran llamados en


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Pigina 4

pequefios grupos para que identifi-
caran los cadaveres.
La Cruz Roja de ]a Zona del
Canal estableci6 un centro de in-
formaci6n enfrente de la morgue.
Los nombres de los muertos eran
transmitidos tan pronto como era
possible por medio de unidades
m6viles de transmisi6n.
Doce cadAveres fueron transpor-
tados el lunes en la tarde, en ambu-
lancias de PanamAt y del Ej6rcito de
Estados Unidos, a La Chorrera,
mientras que los otros fueron entre-
gados a los familiares tan pronto
como fue possible. Los servicios fh-
nebres tuvieron lugar el martes en
la mariana en La Chorrera. Asis-
tieron el Presidente de PanamA,
Demetrio Basilio Lakas, el General
Omar Torrijos H., el Gobernador
Parker y miembros de su personal
ejecutivo, y el Embajador de Esta-
dos Unidos en PanamA, Robert N.
Sayre, lo mismo que funcionarios
de PanamA y de la Zona del Canal.
Por lo menos una persona infor-
m6 que salv6 la vida debido a haber
perdido el trigico autobis el lunes,
cuando iba para el trabajo. Es
Rodrigo Sosa, empleado de la Resi-
dencia del Gobernador en Balboa
Heights. Sosa declar6 que el con-
ductor del autobis le dijo que to-
mara el siguiente porque ya iba
-Aparentemente, el primer civil en
llegar al lugar fue Ralph Nelson,
primer capataz en la Planta de Tra-
tamiento de Aceite de La Boca.
"Estaba sontado en la oficina ha-
ciendo un trabajo", declare, "cuan-
do mir6 hacia arriba y me pareci6
ver un objeto borroso que saltaba
desde el puente. Sigui6 un tremen-
do golpe y fue cuando me di cuenta
de que un vehiculo habia caido

desde arriba", dijo. Nelson salt6 a
su cami6n y recorri6 la corta distan-
cia hasta el lugar. Llam6 por radio
para decirle al maquinista de la
plant que llamara a emergencia e
informara el accident. Luego fue
a la puerta y dijo al guardia que
pidiera auxilio y regres6 al lugar
de la tragedia para ver qu6 podia
hacer por las victims. Nelson
calcula que lleg6 al lugar 1 minute
despuCs del impact. El primer auto
de la Policia lleg6 casi inmediata-
mente y se hizo cargo, pidiendo una
gr6a para liberar a las victims y
sacar a los muertos. Luego, una
gr6a de la Divisi6n de Manteni-
miento removi6 los destrozos del
El primer informed que recibi6 la
Policia de Balboa sobre la tragedia,
provino de Ray Bierbaum, cuyo
padre es miembro de la Policia de
]a Zona del Canal. La Sra. de Bier-
baum, su madre, habia estado pa-
seando a su perro y vio cuando el
autobis se precipit6 al suelo. Ella
corri6 a decirselo a su hijo, quien
llam6 inmediatamente a la Policia.
Otro de los que Ilamaron ensegui-
da fue Charles H. Oller, quien ope-
ra el puesto de revistas en la Esta-
ci6n del Ferrocarril de Balboa.
Oiler, se preparaba para ir al trabajo
y caminaba de un cuarto a otro
en su apartamento de Williamson
Place, cuando escuch6 el estruendo
en el puente. Mir6 hacia arriba y
vio cuando el autobus se precitaba
a tierra. Marc6 '0' e inform el aqci-
dente, pero no fue al lugar de la

Las siete edades de la mujer: la
infante, la nifiita, la sefiorita, la jo-
ven, la joven, la joven, la joven.