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.


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Text in English and Spanish; Spanish text inverted.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1, no. 33 (Feb. 1, 1963)-Vol. 37, no. 26 (Dec. 30, 1999).
Issuing Body:
Issued by: Government of the Canal Zone <June 24, 1966-June 13 1969>; by the Panama Canal Company, <Aug. 13, 1976>-Sept. 14, 1979; by the Panama Canal Commission, Sept. 20, 1979-Dec. 1999.
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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More Than 57 Years of Service to World Commerce

The Panama

Vol. X, No. 30

Canal Spillway

Friday, January 7, 1972

ist in 26 Years

Aquatic Star Alan Ford

Pays Visit to Canal Zone

Swimming great Alan Ford, one
of the foremost athletes ever pro-
duced by the Canal Zone, paid a
visit to the Isthmus last week, his
first in more than 26 years.
Now a successful engineer with
business interests in Midland, Mich.,
whele he makes his home, Ford
spent a week here with his wife, an
elementary school teacher who was
making her first visit to the Canal
Ford set numerous records on the
Isthmus and later at Yale University
in the United States where he
achieved national and world fame.
lie shattered AAU and world rec-
ords in addition to competing in the
1948 Olympics in London where he
won a silver medal for placing
second in the 100-yard freestyle.
This was after he had served in the
U.S. Navy, was married and had
passed his prime. His photo ap-
peared on the cover of LIFE mag-
azine when he was at the peak of
his career and at one timee he hld
four world records.
But the highlight of his career
was breaking Johnny Weissmuller's
17-year-old record of 51 seconds flat
for the 100-yard freestyle. Bettering
this record, which some swimmers
thought would never fall, was simi-
lar in prestige to running the first
4-minute mile. Ford set a new rec-
ord of 50.7 in 1943 and shaved it
even more, to 49.7 the following
year. This later was broken by other
swimmers but at least one of his
Canal Zone records still stands, 1:0.1

Former Policies

On PC Pricing

Are Reinstated
Prices for goods and services fur-
nished Canal employees, which
were frozen August 15, will be
adjusted to confonr with pricing
policies in use prior to the freeze.
The return to pricing policies
used before the August 15 imple-
mentation of the Economic Stabili-
zation Program, or wage-price
freeze, was decided after it was
announced that Federal Govern-
ment agencies are exempt from the
regulations of the program.
The Supply Division has begun
making adjustments in merchandise
prices but because of the number
of items affected, it will probably
take a month to make all of them.
Reverting to the long standing
policy of setting prices for individ-
ual supermarket items at the gen-
eral price level of items of a similar
nature in New Orleans means that
there will be continuous adjust-
ments, both up and down, in the
retail store prices.
In line with the former policy, an
increase in bowling rates, which
was approved for the past Septem-
ber but never applied because of
the freeze, is now in effect. Under
the new schedule, adult open bowl-
ing will go from $0.40 to $0.50 per
line; adult league bowling, ABC
sanctioned, from $0.40 to $0.45 per
line; open bowling for students and
youths 12 and under, from $0.30
to $0.35 per line.

Drinking in the view during a par-
tial Canal transit aboard the launch
"Las Cruces" is Alan Ford, competi-
tive swimming great who was born
in the Canal Zone, attended schools
here and went onto set new world
records. He paid a visit to the Isth-
mus last week, with his wife, who
had never been here before.

for the 100-yard backstroke for 15-
to 17-year olds.
He and his wife have a married
daughter, twin 18-year-old boys and
a 21-year-old son at Northern
Michigan University, who is captain
of his school's swimming team.
Though he still maintains a keen
interest in swimming, Ford has not
coached other than "helping out"
occasionally. He is a member of the
Swimming Hall of Fame and has
met with Weissmuller and other
members at gatherings in Fort Lau-
derdale, Fla.
Born and reared in the Canal
Zone, he is the son of Randall H.
Ford, who retired in 1955 as Assist-
ant Superintendent of the Motor
Transportation Division after 37
years with the Canal organization.
The elder Ford now lives in St.
Petersburg, Fla. Alan's grandfather
was Walter G. Ford, a construction-
day employee wiho served as an
engineer on the Panama Railroad.
Alan attended Canal Zone
Schools, including Balboa High
School, and was active in the Boy
Scouts. He was a member of Troop
2 of Balboa, whose scoutmaster was
B. I. Everson, now the Civil Affairs
Director. Other members of the
troop at that time included Hugh
A. Norris and W. L. DeLaMater,
both of the Executive Planning
Staff. Ford left here to attend prep
school and later went on to Yale.
His last visit here was in 1945 while
on leave from the Navy.
During his visit last week, he
made a partial transit of the Canal
aboard the launch Las Cruces, and
visited old friends, including Ever-
son. He also made a brief stop at
the Balboa pool where many years
ago he swam with the famed Red,
White and Blue Troupe coached by
Henrv J. Crieser.

Vehicle Owners Insurance Open Season

Can Avoid Late Ih F,,n ,, M Lanuarv 31

Inspection Rush
It could be later than you think.
Canal Zone residents who post-
pone the task of having the family
motor vehicle inspected may find
themselves part of a traffic jam come
the last of February.
Now is the time to get privately-
owned motor vehicles licensed in
the Canal Zone inspected at the
Panama Canal's Motor Transporta-
tion Division Garages at Ancon and
Safety inspections started Jan-
uary 3 and will continue until Feb-
ruary 29. The inspections are being
performed between 8 a.m. and 5
p.m. throughout the regular work-
week Mondays through Fridays.
To pass inspection the vehicle
must be in safe operating condition.
The inspection covers brakes, light-
ing system, windows, windshields
and windshield wipers, turn indi-
cators, horns, wheel alignment,
steering gear, exhaust systems, tires,
and other parts of the car.
When the car passes inspection,
an inspection sticker will be placed
on the windshield and a certificate
will be issued which must be carried
in the vehicle at all times.

Dates Are Set

For Auto Show
The annual Unitec Fund Auto
Show will be held at the skating
rink near Pier 18, January 13-16
and January 20-23.
Most automobile agencies in Pan-
ama will be participating in the
show which will provide the public
with an opportunity to see and
examine the latest models under
one roof. Admission to the show
is free.
Chairmen of this year's show are
Dick Chesson and Rogelio Quintero.
Ribbon cutting ceremonies open-
ing the first and second portions of
the show will be held at 6 p.m.,
January 13 and January 20.
The show will be open to the
public from 5 to 10 p.m., Thurs-
days and Fridays and from 2 to
10 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays.

Hours To Change for Model
Effective January 11, the hours at
the Panama Canal topographical
model located in the Civil Affairs
Building will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesday through Saturday. The
model is closed on Sunday, Monday
and holidays.

A further extension of the open
season for Federal Employee's
Health Benefits program, from De-
cember 31, 1971, to January 31,
1972, has been announced by the
Civil Service Commission.
The open season affects the plans
under which all Federal employees
are enrolled and which are offered
under the Federal Employees
Health Benefit program.
Enrollment changes made at any
time from November 1, 1971,
through January 31, 1972, will be
effective January 9, 1972. During
the extended open season, em-
ployees and annuitants may change
plans or options, and they may
-cancel or reverse a change made
since the open season began
November 15, 1971.
The 22 percent increase in the
premium rate for Blue Cross-Blue
Shield, granted by the Price Com-
mission effective January 1, 1972,
will go into effect for each enrollee
in that plan, beginning with the
first pay period in 1972.
Premium increases previously an-
nounced for other plans' will be
postponed until the rates can be
reviewed by appropriate price con-
trol authorities under new guide-
lines announced by the Price
Commission in December.
Rates for plans other than Blue
Cross-Blue Shield will be continued
at 1971 levels during this period of
postponement. Some of the plans,
including Aetna, have not sched-
uled increases for 1972, the Civil
Service Commission announced.
The Government's contribution to
premium payments' will be set tem-
porarily on the basis of 1972 rates
for Blue Cross-Blue Shield and on
1971 rates for the next five largest
plans, including Aetna on which no
increase is planned. By law the
Government contribution is 40 per-
cent of the average high option cost
of the six largest plans, but may not
exceed 50 percent of premium for
any employee.
The full and final adjustment of
the Government's contribution will
be redetermined and will become
effective when final 1972 rates for
all plans have been approved by
appropriate price control authorities.
An early review under new guide-
lines by appropriate price control
authorities of rate increases pro-
posed for plans other than Blue
Cross-Blue Shield is being asked by
the Civil Service Commission. Pre-
mium rates previously negotiated
with all carriers were reached

1972 Biweekly Premium Rates

P1 n ll'niiiti

(Option-Type Enrollment)
Service Benefit-Blue Cross/Blue Shield
High-Self ----- -----
High-Family_--- _----------- ..-----
Low -Self_ ____--___- _ _-----------
Low -Family____________ --
Indemnity Benefit-Aetna
High-Family ------------
Low -Self--__ ---__ ._
Low -Family_____ -- -_-- _
American Federal Government Employees
High-Self ---_- -_ ----_
High-Family_. ----- _
Low -Self ___-----.. -.._
Low -Family______ ._----
Canal Zone Benefit
High-Self .---__ ..---- ----
High-Family__ __ _




Total Govern- Employee
Preniumt ment pays pays










Change in




4.68 4.68 2.34 2.34 0.00
11.64 11.64 5.82 5.82 0.00

under old guidelines which became
obsolete when the new guide-
lines were announced by the Price
When final 1972 premium deter-
minations have been made for all
plans, the Civil Service Commission
will announce 1972 premium rates,
add the final Government's contri-
bution rates and will hold another
open season to enable enrolled em-
ployees and annuitants to change
plans or options. Employees not en-
rolled in a plan may enroll during
an open season but annuitants may
Premium rates effective until fur-
ther notice on the four plans avail-
able to Canal Zone employees, in-
cluding the Government's contribu-
tion and the enrollee's contribution
are shown in the table that follows.
New rates will be announced be-
fore the start of the open season
which will be scheduled before
final rates are placed in effect.

Ex-Canal Crane

Ajax Sinks in

Caribbean Sea
The former Canal floating crane
Ajax, a twin of the Hercules, sank
off Providencia Island off Nicaragua
last week while being towed from
the Canal Zone to New Orleans.
According to C. Fernie & Co.,
local agents for the crane, the Ajax
was being towed by the tug Jason
Smith when she started taking on
water and went to the bottom.
There was no crew aboard her at
the time.
Like the Hercules, the 250-ton
Ajax was built in Germany. She was
completed in 1914, just before the
start of World War I, and towed
across the Atlantic.
Before being put up for sale by
the Canal organization in 1955, she
was used in a number of major
projects. One of her first assign-
ments was to raise the sunken drill
barge Teredo from the Canal chan-
nel. In 1923 she hauled up from the
bottom of Cristobal harbor the U.S.
Navy submarine 0-5.
One of her last assignments was
here on the Isthmus. She was taken
to the site of the sunken Chinese
freighter Sian Yung, just north of
Pedro Miguel Locks, November 14,
to help in the salvage attempt. The
Ajax was owned by a U.S. salvage
firm when she went down.

IJ ILW I.uE lo U.l %ofI� E 7


January 7, 1972

'Week Beginning Saturday, January 8, 1972

v* s '

Supply and Community Service Director L. A. Fergu-
son presents the First Annual Landscaping Award to
Frank A. Castles, Superintendent of Schools, in recog-
nition of his efforts in the beautification of school
grounds during the past year. From left, Ferguson; H.

Friend Service

Provides Help

Via Telephone
The Canal Zone Youth Council
has recently initiated a confidential
telephone listening and referral serrv-
ice known as "Friends."
The service is extended to anyone
in the Canal Zone who has a prob-
lem he or she would like to discuss
with a "friend." The person calling
need not identify himself and no
names are asked.
The "Friend" service is available
from Sunday through Thursday,
from 6 p.m. to 12 midnight and on
Friday, Saturdays and holidays,
from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
If you have any questions, need
information, or just need someone
to talk to, call "Friends" at 52-5500.
A "friend" will listen to you and try
to help you.

C. Egolf, Chief, Community Services Division; Ernesto
Cordovez, Acting Superintendent, Grounds Branch;
R. I. Erbe, Deputy Director, Supply and Community
Service Bureau: and Castles.

Greater S

As Cyclir

An increase in the number
dents involving motorcycle
motorbikes in the Canal Z.
cently indicates the need for
attention to safety.
As the popularity of motor
and motorbikes continues to
so does the incidence of cc
involving these vehicles.
Due to the exposure of tht
and the characteristics of
cycles and motorbikes, ac
usually result in injuries to tl

Section "B" Invento
The stationery, athletic an
ice center supplies section
in section "B" vill be closed
ventory all day Tuesday, Jan:
and again for recount T:
February 1.

. . 5 .... .

Terminals Division employee Joseph D. Morgan, right, receives cong
tions and two suggestion awards from Transportation and Terminals
tor Capt. Axton T. Jones. Morgan received a $200 check for sug,
improved repositioning of boiler components which will result in an a
saving of $3,000. The second award, accompanied by a $40 check,
recommending changes in the boiler fuel feed return system at the Ci
Marine Bunkering section which will allow for its continued opera
full capacity without delays to shipping.

Panama Canal Spillw4
Governor of Ihe Canal Zone Lieutenant Governor Informationl
The PANAMA CANAL SPILLWAY is an official publication of the P
Canal, Balboa Heights, C.Z. All articles are available to news med
may be reprinted without further clearance. SPILL.wAY material
arrive at the Panama Canal Press Office no later than 4 p.m., Mond
week of publication. Only urgent material can be accepted as late a
Tuesday. Distributed free to all Panama Canal employees. Subscripti
for others $2.60 a year. Make checks payable to Panama Canal Co
and address to: SPILLWAYS Subscriptions, Box M, Balboa Height:

arfety Urged

ig Increases

of acci- er, often they are fatal. Statistics
es and show that two-wheel accidents ac-
one re- count for nearly twice as many
greater injuries as other privately owned
vehicles. The majority of these ac-
orcycles cidents are caused by the drivers
Grow, failure to observe rules on safety.
collisions Here are a number of rules for
two-wheel safety:
Driver First and above all, know and
motor- obey traffic laws.
'cidents Drive defensively, anticipating
ie driv- the mistakes of others. Make sure
the other driver sees you. Many
ory collisions occur because automobile
Id serv- drivers do not see the cyclist.
located Keep your distance allowing for
for in- maneuvering room to steer and
uary 11 brake safely. Never ride into a space
uesday, you can't see your way out of.
Avoid the dangerous practice of
lane weaving in traffic and stay to
the left of the lane except when
turning right.
Don't travel too close to parked
cars. A door may be opened or a
car may pull out unexpectedly.
Pass with caution. First signal all
turns and lane changes. Check your
rearview mirror before stopping or
cutting back into traffic. Always be
on the lookout for vehicles making
left turns without warning.
Think ahead and reduce speed
before reaching a "trouble spot," a
t.,li,. signal or other obstacles.
Should you hit an unavoidable
S buimp, take it head on. Hitting it
sideways can twist the front wheel
and throw you out of 'control. Be
especially alert at intersections
w\\here most accidents occur.
Two-wheeled safety requires bet-
ter than average driving skills and
knowledge of the special techniques
ratula- and hazards of cycling. For maxi-
Diree- uinm control, learn to use your
getting brakes, gears and gas throttle to-
accrued gether. Try your brakes, at low
was for speed, when you come upon a new
istobal set of road or weather conditions.
nation at Wear a safety helmet. The impact
force developed in a collision or spill
can result in death or brain damage.
S Wear protective goggles or face
ay shield. A stone thrown from the road
into your face or an insect in your
Officer eve can cause you to lose control.
" They also cut down on glare and
Panama irt, imlnproving visibility.
lia and
should Make your motorcycle or motor-
ay, the bike as visible as possible. Both of
Is noon these vehicles are difficult to see at
on cost night. Use reflective materials or
mnpany tape on your clothing, protective
s, C.Z. helmet,'and motorcycle.


BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat., 2:30, 6:15, 8:30 p.m.-Sun., 6:15,
8:30 p.m.-Mon., 7:30 p.m.-Klute (R)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-143 mins.)
-Pocketful Of Miracles (G)
Tues., 7:30 p.m.-Horror House (GP)
Wed., 7:30 p.m.-Pretty Maids All In
A Row (R)
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-Vanishing Point (GP)
Fri., 6:30, 8:10 p.m.-King Of The
Jungle (G)
Sat.-Act Of The Heart (GP)
Sunday Matinlee, 2:00 p.m. (T-113
mins.)-The Adventures Of Huckleberry
Finn (G)
Sun.-Mon.-The Aristocats (G)
Tues.-Rachel, Rachel (GP)
Wed.-The Priest's Wife (GP)
Thurs.-Flight Of The Phoenix (G)
Fri.-Charlie, The Lonesome Cougar (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Comedy
Of Terrors (GP)
Sat., 8:15 p.m.-Sergeant's Three (G)
Sun.-The Priest's Wife (GP)
Tues.-Butch Cassidy And The Sundance
Kid (GP)
Wed.-Flight Of The Phoenix (G)
Fri.-The Aristocats (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-The Time
Travelers (G)
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 7:30 p.m.-Play Misty For Me
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m.-Guns At
Batasi (G)
Mon., 7:30 p.m.-The Chapman Report
Tues.-Wed., 7:30 p.m.-Say Hello To
Yesterday (GP)
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-The Vampire Lovers
Fri., 7:00 p.m.-Tarzan's Jungle Rebellion
Sat.-One More Train To Rob (GP)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-108
iins.)-The Busy Body (G)
Sun.-Mon.-A New Leaf (G)
Tues.-McLintock (G)
Wed.-Kill Me Quick, I'm Cold (GP)
Thurs.-Fathom (G)
Fri.-Night Passage (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m. (T-86
mins.)-Die, Monster Die (GP)
Sat.-Circus World (G)
*All night shows begin at 7:00 p.m.
except as shown. Program subject to
change without notice.

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

l:00--Sesamne Street
2:00-Parade of Sports
4:40-Championship Billiards
5:30-World of Skiing
(i:00 -Weekend '72
6:15-Age of Aquarius
7:05-Thin Man
7:30-Felony Squad
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-Jimmyv Dean
'):00-Qu6i Pasa
9:05-Greatest Show on Earth
10:00-Focus On Today
10:15-P'rofessional Boxing
1:00 -The Christophers
I :15-Perennial Problems
I 1s5-sunday Playhouse:
"Grapes of Wrath"
4:15- Iloosier-100
5:15-This Week In Pro Football
6:10O--Green Acres
: 00-8 O'Clock Report
8.05-Perry Mason
9:00-Onu Pasa
9:05-Kraft Music Hall
10:00-Focus on Today
10: 15-This Is Thie life
10:45-The Sacred heart
4:30-Sesame Street
5:30- ill Anderson





to protect



6:40-Here's Lucy
8.00-8 O'Clock Report
9:00-Qu6 Pasa
9:05-Dick Powell
10:00-Focus on Today
10:19-Monday Nite at the Movies:
"Force of Evil"
4:30-Captain Kangaroo
5:30-Andy Griffith
6:40-Epidemic: Narcotics
7:05-Glen Campbell
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-First Tuesday
':00-Qud Pa-a
9:05-Bracken's World
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15--The Tonight Show
4:30--Matinee Theater:"Pack
Your Troubles"
5:30-Animal Kingdom
(i:40-Mayberry R.F.D.
7.05--High Chaparral
8.00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-Bill Cosby
8:30-It Was a Very Good Year
9:00-Qu6 Pasa
9:05-Caro! Brnmett
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Mid-\Week Movie:
"Strange Illusion"
-:30-Captain Kangaroo
5:30-The Big Picture
6:40-1My Three Sons
7:05-Flip Wilson
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
9:00-Qu6 Pasa
9:05-Dean Martin
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Dick Cavett
4:30-Cartoon Carnival
5:30-Directions '71
6:40-Charlie Chaplin
7:05-Daniel Boone
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-SCN Special of the Week:
"Grand Ole Opry-46th
9:00-Qu16 Pasa
9:05-Naked City
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Friday Feature: "The Fighting

Page 2

Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-97
mins.)-Mission Impossible (G)
Sun.-- hat's The Matter With Helen?
Tues.-Kill Me Quick, I'm Cold (GP)
Thurs.-Act Of The Heart (GP)
Fri.-Fathom (G)

Special Matinees
(G) or as listed
Saturday, January 8, 1972

10:00 a.m.
Horse Soldiers-John Wayne, William
Holden: The most daring exploit of the
Civil War. (Color.) . T-126 mins.
2:00 p.m.
The Lone Ranger-Clayton Moore: Across
America's flaming frontier the Lone
Ranger rides against Kilgore's raiders.
(Color.) T-93 mins.

6:15 p.m.
Rascal-Steve Forrest: Walt Disney story
of a lonely young boy who turns to his
pet racoon for companionship. Fine
family fare. (Technicolor.) T-92 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Island Of The Blue Dolphins-Celia ICaye:
An Indian girl's incredible adventure
on a lost island. (Family Medal.)
(Color.) T-106 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Father Goose-Cary Grant: A hilarious
comedy adventure of an unshaven
beachcomber. (Color.) T-121 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Gentle Giant-Dennis Weaver: An animal
adventure. (Color.) T-99 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. (f)-Re-
peat. SIT-Spanish titles.
Descriptive remarks furnished from the
best information obtainable.

January 7, 1972


New Automated r f7

Mini Freighters

Transiting Canal . \

The Mini Lantern, one of the
newest of a growing number of
small, highly automated cargo ships,
transited the Canal recently en
route from Corinto, Nicaragua, to
New Orleans by way of Turbo,
Colombia, and Pensacola, Fla.
The 215-foot Japanese built ves-
sel weighs 1,590 gross tons, has a
cargo capacity of 3,000 tons and is
fully containerized so that it can
carry containers or bulk cargo. It
has a nine-man crew and is self
loading and unloading with twin
15-ton cranes.
Owned by Seres Shipping Corp.
of New York, the Mini Lantern is
one of about 12 such ships operated
by Mini Carrier Services, Inc., of
Jackson, Miss., for trade from St.
Louis, Greenville, New Orleans,
Houston, Memphis, Vicksburg, Port
Arthur, Natchez, Brownsville, and
Pensacola to Caribbean ports. Sev-
eral others are operating on different
routes throughout the world.
Local agent for the mini vessels
is Argonaut Steamship Agencies,
S.A., managed by Jack M. Car-
michael, who retired as marine su-
perintendent for the U.S. Army with
whom he served for 30 years in
Cristobal and Balboa.

Pacific DeMolay

To Install New

Officers Tonight
Frederick Sherwood Brown, Jr.,
will be installed as Master Councilor
of the Pacific Chapter, Order of
DeMolay in ceremonies to be con-
ducted at the Balboa Scottish Rite
Temple at 7:30 o'clock tonight.
Master Councilor-Elect Brown is
the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick
S. Brown of Balboa. His co-officers-
elect are: Michael Sparling, Senior
Councilor, and John Fleckenstein,
Junior Councilor.
Other officers to be installed are:
Efraim Gonzales, Scribe; Christian
E. Cooper, Senior Deacon; John
Dorsa, Junior Deacon; Fred Kun-
kel, Senior Steward; Michael Gettle,
Junior Steward; Neil White, Chap-
lain; Eddie Gonzales, Marshal;
Theodore Walker, Jr., 1st Preceptor;
Kenneth Wyberg, 2d Preceptor;
Barry Watson, 3d Preceptor; Steve
Gailey, 4th Preceptor; Michael
Cook, 5th Preceptor; and Lloyd
Roberts, 6th Preceptor.
Clyde A. Willman, principal of
Balboa High School, will be the
guest speaker.
The traditional Flower Talk will
be given by the newly installed
Master Councilor.
Special guests will include the
Chapter Sweetheart, Miss Leila
Shelton; Miss Janet Kinsey and the
Balboa Assembly No. 1, Order of
Rainbow for Girls; and Miss Kathy
Walker, Ancon Assembly No. 3,
Order of Rainbow for Girls. All De-
Molay friends are invited to attend.

College Club To Meet
The literature group of the Carib-
bean College Club will meet at
7:30 p.m., January 10, at the home
of Mrs. H. A. Goldmann, house
296, Coco Solo.
Mrs. Floyd Baker will review
"Wheels," by Arthur Hailey. Mem-
bers and guests are cordially invited
to attend.

Words are the tools of thought.
Master them.
But first learn enough to deter-
mine which thoughts to think.

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Transiting northbound at Miraflores Locks is the "Mini is 1,590 gross tons, has a nine-man crew and can carry
Lantern," one of the newest of a series of a growing 3,000 tons of cargo. She was en route from Corinto,
number of highly automated mini liners equipped to Nicaragua, to New Orleans via Turbo, Colombia, and
carry containers or bulk cargo. The "Mini Lantern" Pensacola, Fla.

Retirement Party Planned A
For Dr. Willard F. French FAA Asst. Area Manager

A retirement party for Dr. Wil-
lard F. French, Chief of the Ancon
Dental Clinic, will be held from
6:30 to 11 p.m., January 15, at the
Fort Amador Officer's Club.
There will be dancing after a
buffet dinner and a pay-as-you-go
bar. Tickets are $5 each and will be
available until January 11. Dress
for the dinner-dance will be guaya-
bera for the men.
For tickets call the following, on
the Atlantic side: Mrs. Donald R.
Brayton, 43-2611 or Mrs. R. R. Will,
43-2400. On the Pacific side: Dr.
Charles Garcia, 52-3823; Mrs. Wil-
liam Scarborough, 52-6207; Mrs.
William Halvosa, 52-2827; or Miss
Diana lanoale, 52-3859.



James E. Henderson

Delroy A. Burke
Juan G. Fagette
Walter Hirsch
Roberto Lewis
Joshua Lowe
Luis R. McLean

Gets Atlanta Promotion

Benny C. Frazier, Assistant Area
Manager, Federal Aviation Admin-
istration, Balboa, has been selected
for promotion to the position of
Senior Staff Officer to the Depart-
ment of Transportation Representa-
tive in Atlanta, Ga.
Frazier reported for duty in Bal-
boa in August 1970, after having
served as Chief, Management
Analysis, on the staff of the FAA's
Southern Region in Atlanta. During
his tenure in Balboa Frazier con-
centrated his efforts on streamlining
the Balboa FAA operation and
assisting in the growth and develop-
ment of aviation in Panama.
In his new position Frazier will
serve as the principal assistant to
the Regional Representative of the
Secretary of Transportation. He will
be responsible for staff support for
the Representative's participation in
Federal Regional Council activities
and interagency and interdeparta-
mental coordination processes. He
will also serve as contact for Gover-
nors, members of congress and other
public officials relative to Depart-
ment of Transportation matters in
the Region.
Frazier will depart the Isthmus
on January 15 accompanied by his

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Capt. R. J. Norman, right, Chief of the Navigation Division, presents a
Suggestion Award Certificate and a check for $25 to Joseph A. Bialkowski,
admeasurer at Cristobal, who suggested that a manual defrost refrigerator
in the Office of Admeasurement/Quarantine be replaced with an
automatic defrost refrigerator.

wife, Amanda, who taught school at
Clayton, his son Benny and daughter
Rosa Lee.

Benny C. Frazier

Cristobal YMCA

To Start New

Spanish Classes
The Cristobal YMCA is an-
nouncing the beginning of a new
session of Spanish classes starting
January 10.
The course will provide a com-
plete background in grammar as
well as conversational usage. Both
beginning and advanced levels are
The instruction is by Mauricio
Lawson, who is fluent in both En-
glish and Spanish, and is a transla-
tor for the School of the Americas.
For registration and information
call the YMCA at 3-2163 or 3-2164.

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In-Service Employee Transfer-Vacancy Bulletin

Bureau 1

Lo- Va-
ca- can-

PERMANENT POSITIONS Base Rate Division tion cies
Accounting Assistant NM-7 --- ---- ----- -- $8,070.40 Com. Serv. P 1
Clinical Nurse NM-5/7 (Intermittent) ---- - $3.56/$3.99 Gorgas Hos. P 3
Clinical Nurse NM-5/7 --- -$7,404.80/$8,299.20 Health A-P 1-3
Helper Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Mechanic MG-5 ----$1.77 Maintenance P 2
Firefighter FF-O11 ------------ $5,028.92 Fire A 1
Liquid Fuels Wharfman MG-8 -----... --- -------- $2.39 Terminals P 2
Mechanical Engineering Technician NM-7/9 __$8,070.40/$9,796.80 Engineering P 1
Test Operator-Foreman (Electrical Power System) PB-9 . $5.27 Electrical P 1
Recreation Aid NM-3 (NTE 8-24-72) . _$4,222.40 Schools P 1
Stevedore MG-7 (NTE 1 year)-_.._....-.__. ----- l$3.59 Terminals P 10
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. 1 Indicates a written test requirement. � Signifies a security position to be filled only by
a U.S. citizen. Further information may be obtained from the Employment and Placement Branch,
telephones 52-7996, 52-7501, or 3-1288. Employing officials should not be contacted directly.

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Swimming Stars

To Compete in

Old 299 Jan. 15
The Third Annual "Old 299"
Swimming Pentathlon, sponsored by
the Schools Division, will be held
at the Gamboa Pool on January 15
at 8:30 a.m.
The "Old 299" pentathlon com-
memorates the first crossing of the
Isthmus by rail in January 1855.
The best all around boy and girl
aquatic athlete will be determined
in the swim meet by competition in
five events selected to measure
swimming speed, endurance, stroke
proficiency and diving.
The five events include the 100-
yard freestyle sprint, the 200-yard
distant swim, the 400-yard individ-
ual medley, the front dive, and the
back dive.
All participants must be full time
students enrolled in the Canal Zone
schools or be dependents of U.S.
citizens attending school full time
in the Republic of Panama or the
United States. Contestants must
equal or better established "cut"
times in the 400-yard individual
medley (boys, 6:20-girls, 6:40).
A registration roster is posted at all
U.S. and Latin American pools and
Canal Zone military pools.
Awards of silver plated Panama
Railroad spikes will be presented to
the winners and runner-ups and
additional awards with a railroad
motif will be presented to the win-
ners of the events, by Donald R.
Brayton, manager of the Panama
The "Old 299" scroll listing the
names of the annual Pentathlon
champion will be placed on perma-
nent display at the Gamboa Swim-
ming Pool.

Red Cross To Hold Annual
Meeting, Elections Jan. 18
The annual meeting of the Canal
Zone Chapter, American Red Cross,
will be held at 8 p.m., January 18,
m the Briefing Room in the base-
ment of the Administration Build-
mg, Balboa Heights.
A review of the activities of the
Chapter, as outlined in the annual
report, will be presented, and mat-
ters of general interest will be
A meeting of the Board of Di-
rectors, to elect officers for the fol-
lowing year, will be held imme-
diately after the general meeting.

Pen Women To Meet
The National League of Ameri-
can Pen Women, Canal Zone and
Panama Branch will have its lunch-
eon meeting at the Quarry Heights
Officers' Club at 11:30 a.m. tomor-
row. Guest speaker will be Mrs.
Adrienne Huey, who will speak on
and demonstrate the art of "batik."

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FREIGHTER-Arrangements were made with Braniff Airlines for charter stands unoccupied on the front porch just before it was gathered together and sold by sealed bid after the
flights to provide transportation for employees during the summer months, old hotel was closed.

JEROS. Se hicieron arreglos con Braniff International para transportar, en
vuelos fletados, a los empleados que pasan sus vacaciones en Estados Unidos.

CEREMONY-Members of the Abou Saad Shrine Clown Unit receive the
one gold medallion awarded for its "voluntary service as an outstanding
citizens' group to the Isthmian community," from Gov. W. P. Leber.

CO. Miembros de la Unidad de Payasos Abou Saad reciben el medall6n de
oro que les fue conferido por el "servicio voluntario que como grupo sobre-
saliente de ciudadanos, han prestado a la comunidad" y que les entreg6 el
Gobernador W. P. Leber.

CERRO EL TIVOLI Y COMENZO SU DEMOLICION. Los famosos sillones de mimbre del Tivoli
aparecen vacios en el portal del frente poco antes de que fueran recogidos y vendidos, por medio de pro-
puestas selladas, despues del cierre del viejo hotel.

1971 WAS THE YEAR OF "OLIVERI" FOR THEATER, OERS-John Mayles as Fagin gives in-
structions in "You Got to Pick a Pocket or Two" during rehearsal of the hit United Fund musical, which
was directed by Bruce Quinn. Next to Mayles is Ken Landry who played Oliver.

LOS AMANTES DEL TEATRO VIERON A "iOLIVER!" EN 1971. John Mayles, como Fagin,
da instrucciones en "You Have to Pick a Pocket or Two" (Sc Debe Bolsear Una o Dos Veces), durante
uno de los ensayos de ese tremendo 6xito musical del Fondo Unido, que fue dirigido por Bruce Quinn. Al
lado de Mayles aparece Ken Landrv quien represents a Oliver.

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Mds de 57 Afios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Vol. X, No. 30


Sigue Temporada Abierta

En el Programa de Salud

Viernes 7 de Enero de 1972

La Comisi6n de Servicio Civil ha
anunciado otra extension de la term-
porada abierta para el program de
Beneficios de Salubridad para los
Empleados Federales. SerA del 31
de diciembre de 1971 al 31 de enero
de 1972.
Dicha telnporada abierta afecta
todos los planes bajo los cuales estin
asegurados todos los empleados Fe-
derales y que se ofrecen de acuerdo
con el program de Beneficios de
Salubridad para Empleados.
Los cambios de inscripci6n he-
chos desde el 19 de noviembre de
1971 al 31 de enero de 1972 seran
efectivos el 9 de enero. Durante
esta temporada abierta alargada, los
empleados v beneficiaries pueden
cambiar sus planes y opciones y
pueden tambi6n cancelar o revertir
cualquier cambio hecho desde que
comenz6 la temporada abierta.
El 22 del por ciento de aumento
en las primas de Blue Cross-Blue
Shield, aprobado por la Comisidn
de Precios y efectivo desde el 19 de
enero de 1972, entrarA en efecto a
partir del primer period de pago
tde 1972.
Los aumentos de primas anuncia-
ldos previamente para los otros pla-
nes serin pospuestos hasta que sean
revisados por las autoridades del
control de precious, de acuerdo con
las nuevas normas anunciadas por
la Comisi6n de Precios en diciembre.
Los demas planes, a excepci6n del

Blue Cross-Blue Shield, s
en el nivel de 1971 duran
period de posposici6n.
La contribuci6n del Col
los pagos de primas serA fija
poralmente en el nivel de
mas de 1972 para el Blue
Blue Shield y en el de las pr
1971 para los siguientes cin
(Opcidn y tipo de seguro)
Beneficio de Servicios
Blue Cross/
Blue Shield
Alta-Empleado solo
Alta-Familia .__
Baja-Empleado solo _
Beneficios de
Indemnizaci6n Aetna
Alta-Empleado solo _
Alta-Familia _-...--
Baja-Empleado solo
Baja-Familia -- _
American Federal
Alta-Empleado solo- ..
Baja-Enipleado solo.
Beneficio de la
Zona del Canal
Alta-Emplcado solo.

Transit por

El Canal Otr

Mini Carguer
El Mini Lantern, 1110 deI
ulevos del creciente numero
quefios cargueros sumamnen
matizados, transit por el C
c'ientmncntc en ruta desde
Nicaragua, hacia Nueva Orle
la via de Turbo, Colon
I'elr ;aeola, Florida.
Lo, , navios de 215 pies c
ldos en el Japdn pesan 1.59
ladils lbritlas, ticinein una ca
de carga de 3.000 toncladas
(Continda en la pd

nes mas grades, incluso el de
Aetna, que no planea aumentos. Por
ley, la contribuci6n del Cobierno es
del -10 por ciento del costo del pro-
medio de alta opci6n de los seis
planes mas grandes, pero no puede
exceder el 50 por ciento de la prima
de cualquier empleado.
El ajuste complete y final de la
contribuci6n del Cobierno sera de-
terminado nuevamente y serA efee-
tivo cuando las tarifas finales de
1972 para todos los planes havan
sido aprobadas por las autoridades
de control de precious.
Se esta solicitando a la Comisi6n
de Servicio Civil una rApida revi-
si6n, de acuerdo con las nuevas nor-
mas dictadas por las autoridades tde
control de precious. Las tarifas de
primas negociadas anteriormente
con todos los aseguradores, de
acuerdo con las nonnas anteriores,
dejaron de tener valor cuando las
nuevas normas fueron anunciadas
por la Comisi6n de Precios.
Cuando se hayan determinado fi-
nalmnente las primas de 1972 para
todos los planes y la Comision de
Servicio Civil anuncie las tariffs fi-
nales de la contribuci6n del Cobier-
no, lo mismo que las primas de
1972, habri otra temporada abierta
para permitir a los empleados y be-
neficiarios asegurados cambiar sus
planes u opciones. Los empleados
que no est6n asegurados en un plan
podrin hacerlo durante la tempo-

Un cheque por la suma de $25 fue entregado para el a derecha estAn: Lilian G6mez, Delegada del Distrito;
Fondo Latinoamericano de Becas por integrantes de la Ruby St. Hill, Guia; Margaret Mussa; Ellis L. Fawcett,
sociedad de beneficencia "Independent Benevolent Presidente del ComitB Latinoamericano de Becas y
Protective Order of Elks of World Unity Temple 759". Ayudante al Superintendente a cargo de las Escuelas
La entrega fuc hecha al Superintendente de la Divisi6n Latinoamericanas; Castles; Leona Cumberland, Gober-
de Escuelas de la Zona del Canal, F. A. Castles, por la nadora de Distrito; Carlota Morgan, Capellin de Dis-
Secretaria del Tcmplo, Margaret Mussa. De izquierda trito; y Amy Grant, Organista de Distrito.

Se Jubilaron 37 Empleados Haran Ajustes

DurAnte Diciembre de 1971 En los Precios

seguirin rada abierta, pero los beneficiarios Un total de 37 empleados de la
nte este no. empresa del Canal se jubilaron du-
Las primas efectivas, hasta pr6xi- rante diciembre. Entre ellos habia
lierno a mo aviso, en los cuatro planes de nueve ciuadaanos de los Estados
da tem- que disponen los empleados de la Unidos, la mavoria de los cuales
las pri- Zona del Canal, incluso la contribu- partisan del Istmo despu6s de iaber
E Cross- ci6n del Cobierno v la del asegu- prestado servicios durante mAis de
rimas de rado, aparecen en la tabla que se 25 ailos.
nco pla- da a continuaci6n. Pero el decano de todos los jubi-
NTES DEL SEGURO DE SALUD lados fue James N. Morgan, capa-
taz aseador en la Divisi6n de Abas-
Primas Quincenales de 1972 tos, quien tenia un total de 51 afios
1971 Cambio v 16 dias de servicio. El servicio
Primta Prima Gobicrno Empleado pagos de
total total paga paga empleado official de Morgan data desde el mes
de diciembre de 1920, pero empez6
$9.06 $11.06 $3.59 $7.47 $1.87 a trabajar en 1918, cuando tenia 10
22.11 26.98 8.96 18.02 4.55 . aios de edad y se encargaba de co-
4.80 4.80 2.40 2.40 0.00 locar los blancos en el viejo YMCA
11.76 11.76 5.88 5.88 0.00 de Paraiso. Durante los 1ltimos 20
afios estuvo empleado en el Teatro
de Balboa. El Cobernador David S.
0.79 9.79 3.59 6.20 -0.13 Parker le entreg6 un Certificado por
24.26 24.26 8.96 15.30 -0.32 Servicios Eminentemente Satisfac-
5.36 5.36 2.68 2.68 0.00 torios y Prolongados, junto con un
12.80 12.80 6.40 6.40 0.00 cheque por $500, el aiio pasado,
cuando cumplid sus 50 afios de ser-
vicios al Canal.
Guillermo E. Periz B., guardian
7.95 7.95 3.59 4.36 -0.13 en la Divisi6n de Almacenes, tenia
20.89 20.89 8.96 11.93 -0.32 mins de 39 afios dt servicio a su crd-
4.74 4.74 2.37 2.37 0.00 dito y Samuel Ogarro, cocinero en
13.82 13.82 6.91 6.91 0.00 el Ccntro de Salubridad Mental de
Corozal, habia cumplido mtis de 37
afios te servicios al Canal.
4.68 4.68 2.34 2.34 0.00 Los que s jubilaron cn ticiembre,
II 64 1.6s 5.82 5.82 0.0 ss aios de serv':cio al Cobierno dcl
Estados Unidos y las posiciones que

Se Inici l a tdesonipefnaban son como sigue:
SIni la Charles A. Barnes, (R.I.P.), Oficinista
,o , 0 t de Abastos, DivisiAn Industrial.
Snspeccon de sector Atlintico: :31 anos, 8 iceses,
1 dia.
So A utom6lviles Sra. May A. Battist, Cocinera, Divi-
si6n de Abastos, sector Atllntico:
los mass Puede ser timis tarde de lo que 29 afios, 7 meses, 17 dias.
Sde pe- ousted piensa. William V. Butler, Subjefe (perario
te auto- Los residents de la Zona del de Caseta de Control, Divisi6n de
anal re- Canal que pospongan ]a tarea dc Esclusas, sector Pacifico: 2:3 anlos,
Corinto, haccr revisar el vchiculo de la fami- 6 mcescs, 2 dias.
means por lia, pucden eneontrarse en un tral- Luther Davis, Pasacables, Div\isii()
ibia, y que a fines de febrero. de Esclusas, sector Atl'intico: 32
Ahora es el ticnmpo dte que los afios, 9 mess, 10 dias.
orinstrii- vehiculos particularcs con licencia William R. Dixon, Capltat (cnclleralI
10 tone- en la Zona del Canal scan inspec- (Operaci6n de Vlehiculos Autoto-
pacidad cionados en los garajos de la Divi- stores , Divisi(n de Transporte a
y estan si6n de Transp)orte a Motor del Motor, sector AlAintico: 30 tmios,
Igina 3) (Continia en la pdgina 3) 11 mess, 8 dias.

Herman J. Feurtado, Jefe, Secci6n
de N6minas, Divisi6n de Termi-
nales, sector Atlantico: 33 afios,
8 meses, 19 dias.
Frank S. Flumach, Primer Capataz,
(Reparaci6n de Instrumentos
Electricos), Divisi6n de Electri-
dad, sector Pacifico: 24 ailos, 2
meses, 12 dias.
Sra. Mildred P. de Foster, Moza de
Oficios, (Servicio de Comidas), Di-
visi6n de Abastos, sector Pacifico:
9 afios, 2 meses, 21 dias.
Charles R. Francis, Encargado de
Mantenimiento, (Botes), Divisi6n
Industrial, sector Atllntico: 27
afios, 5 meses, 5 dias.
Dr. Willard F. French, Jefe del Ser-
vicio Dental del Hospital Corgas,
sector Pacifico: 29 afios, 6 moses,
6 dias.
Sra. Wilhelmina K. Galloway, T6c-
nica de Contabilidad, Contaduria
General, Contraloria, sector Paci-
fico: 30 aflos, 4 meses, 18 dias.
Pedro Garay, Primer Capataz, Ope-
raciones en la Pared de la Esclu-
sa), Divisi6n de Esclusas, sector
Atlintico: 30 afios, 10 mess, 25
William E. Grant, Pasabarcos, Divi-
si6n de Navcgaci6n, sector Atlan-
tico: 31 ailos, 3 meses, 27 dias.
Sra. Olga E. Hayncs, Planchadora,
(Vestidos), Divisi6n de Abastos,
sector Pacifico: 26 afios, 4 dias.
Mack B. Hicks, Detective, Divisi6n
de Policia, sector Pacifico: 28
afios, 7 mcses, 12 dias.
Arthur A. Lewis, Conductor de Ca-
midn, Div\ision de Transporte a
Motor, sector Atlnlieco: 33 afios,
3 meses, 22 dias.
McCarty Lovence, Capataz, (tOpe-
raciotnes dle stiba-A bordo), Di-
vision lde Tcnininales, sector
Atlhintico: 24 anis, 10 meses,
I 1 dins.
EIvans S. McClain, 'Pasabarcos, Divi-
sii(' d NiNvc;gcidin, sector Atlin-
tico: 32 ntoos, 10 mess, 8 dias.
Frank C. McCilberry, Pratctico, Di-
visi n de' Navegaci6n, sector At-
I;intico: 27 ailos, 1 mes, 4 dias.
(Continda en la pdgina 3)

Los precious de las mercancias y
servicios suministrados a los em-
pleados del Canal, que fueron con-
gelados el 15 de agosto, serAn ajus-
tados de acuerdo con las normas de
precious usadas antes.
El retorno alas normas de pre-
cios usadas antes de Ia aplicaci6n
del Programa de Estabilizaci6n Eco-
n6mica, o congelaci6n de salaries y
precious, se decidi6 despuAs que se
anunci6 que las agencies del Go
biemo Federal estan exentas de las
reglamentaciones del program.
La Division de Abastos ha co-
menzado a hacer ajustes en los pre-
cios de la mercancia, pero debido
al ndrmero de articulos afectados,
probablemente ]e tomarA 1 mes. La
vuelt a las normas por largo tiem-
po vigentes de sefialar precious a los
articulos individuals en los super-
mercados al nivel general del precio
de los articulos de naturaleza similar
en Nueva Orleans, significa que
habnr ajustes continues, tanto hacia
arriba como para abajo, en los
precious de los almacenes.
De acuerdo con la antigua nor-
ma, nn aumento en las tariffs de
boliche, que fue aprobado para
septiembre uiltimo pero nunca ;apli-
cado debido a la congelacin,. est-i
ahora on vigor. De acuerdo con la
nueva tarifa, el boliche abierto para
Idultos ir de 40 a 50 centavos por
line: la lica adult sancionada por
la ABC. de 40 a 45 centavos por li-
nea: boliche ahierto para estudann-
tes \v jvenes de 12 aiios o menos.
de 30 a 35 centavos por linea.

Exposici6n de Autos

Habra Desde el 13
La Exhibici6n Anual de Autos del
Fondo Unido se celebrara en la pis-
ta do patinaje cerca del Muelle 18
del 13 al 16 de enero y del 20 al 23
ldel mismo mes.
Las ceremonies de corte de cintas
para inaugurar la primer y segunda
porci6n de la exhibici6n tendrAn
lugar a las 6 p.m. el dia 13 y el
20 de enero.
La exhibici6n estara abierta al
piblico de 5 a 10 p.m. los jieves v
viernes v de 2 a 10 p.m. los siba:los
v dominos.

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Enero 7, 1972

gente en la Noticia I.iiwnuihut~iuW

La Sra. Livia Garrido de Torres cs
trabajadora social en la Oficina de
Servicios Sociales de la Dirccci6n
de Personal. Tiene una gran expe-
riencia en esa important rama del
saber human, pues ademAs de los
casi 3 aiios de prestar servicios que
Ileva dentro de la empresa del Canal
de Panama, trabaj6 en esa misma
capacidad en la Policlinica Presi-
dente Rem6n de la Caja de Seguro
Social de Pananm, durante 8 anios,
y en el Hospital General de la misma
entidad, durante 3 afios. Recordan-
do sus experiencias de entonces,
dice que su trabajo la relacionaba
principalmente con los familiares de
los enfermos, mientras que el que
desempeiia actualmente la relaciona
tanto con los clients como con sus
families. Se encarga principalmente
de la tramitaci6n de adopciones en
las comunidades de la Zona del
Canal. Guarda muy gratos recuer-
dos de los dias en que se inici6 como
trabajadora social en el Canal. Tra-
bajaba en ese entonces en el Centro
de Bienestar Social de Santa Cruz
y encontraba ese trabajo interesan-
tisimo, pues habia gran campo para
desarrollar actividades. La ocupaba
much tiempo su trabajo y en la
noche dictaba classes de estenografia
y mecanografia. Dice con orgullo:
"Fue una idea magnifica que cal6 al
extremo que esos cursos todavia es-
tAn vigentes". Habla con much
entusiasmo de su profesi6n. Declara:
"Nosotros los trabajadores sociales
desarrollamos un sentido especial,
para descubrir d6nde se necesitan
nuestros servicios y a la vez vamos
creando un deseo de servir inme-
diatamente y cuando se nos necesite.
Es algo que va con la profesi6n".
La Sra. de Torres naci6 en la ciudad
de PanamA. Hizo sus studios pri-
marios y secundarios en el acredi-
tado colegio bilingiie Instituto Pana-
mericano de la ciudad de PanamA.
Se gradu6 de secretariat bilingiie y
tiene vasta experiencia en esa rama.
Luego ingres6 a la Universidad
Nacional de Panami, donde obtuvo
su licenciatura en Servicios Sociales.

Habra en el

CEPA Cursos

De Ingls
El Centro Cultural Panamefio
Norteamericano ofrecerA cursos in-
tensivos en ingl6s para adults en
su laboratorio de idiomas a partir
del 3 de enero pr6ximo.
Habra classes especiales para j6-
venes, asi como tambi6n actividades
culturales y artisticas, durante el pe-
riodo del 3 de enero al 31 de marzo
de 1972.
Para la ensefianza de ingl6s se dis-
pondrA en el centro de un nuevo la-
boratorio electr6nico a partir del 1
de enero de 1972.
La duraci6n (dl program es
aproximadamente de 1 afio para los
estudiantes sin preparaci6n previa
en el idioma ingl6s. Estudios de post
graduados y de conversaci6n estin
a la disposici6n de los interesados
que deseen continuar indefinida-
mente un plan educativo en ingl6s.
Para mayor informaci6n hay que
Ilamar al Centro Cultural Panamefio
Norteamericano, tel6fonos 25-5058
v 25-5091.

Desde el 7 hasta el 14 de Enero de 1972


.4 ��
4C4 %
,w rjp)




SAbado-The Ghost And Mr. Chicken (G)
y Lost Flight (G)
D)omingo-Cold Turkey (GP)
LImnes-The Professional Gun (GP) y
Flight From Ashiya (GP)
MiCrcoles-Hail Ilro (GP) y What A
Way To Go (GP)
Jieves-Raid On Rommel (GP)

Aire Acondicionado
Viernes, 10:00 p.m.-Day Of The Triffids
SAbado-Billy The Kid vs. Dracula (G) y
Atlantis, The Lost Continent (G)
Domingo-El Condor (R) y Picture
Mommy Dead (GP)
Lumes-100 Rifles (R)
Martes-The Revolutionary (R)
Jueves-The Phynx (GP) y Sex And
The Single Girl (GP)
Viernes, 10:00 p.m.-Island Of Terror (G)

Viernes-Ballad Of Josie (G) y Seven
Days In May (G)
Domingo-Von Richthofen And Brown
I.unes-Hail Hero (GP) y What A Way
To Go (GP)
Martes-Raid On Rommel (GP)
Mi6rcoles-The Professional Gun (GP) y
Flight From Ashiya (GP)
Viernes-Jesse James Meets Frankenstein's
Daughter (G) y Brides Of Fu Manchu
NOTA-Nueva clasificaci6n: (G) Entrada
general. (GP) Entrada general. Se su-
giere guia de los padres. (R) Restrin-
gida. No se admitirA a menones de 17
afios, si no estAn acompafiados de sus
padres o si no son graduandos de se-
cundaria. (X) No se admitira menores
de 17 afios. SIT significa: "Con titulos
en espailol".
Todas las peliculas comienzan a las
7 p.m., except cuando se indica. Este
program estA sujeto a cambios sin
previo aviso.


Algun dia espera obtener su maes-
tria en esa rama, pero explica:
"Mientras mis hijas, Elmira, de 10
aiios, y Lil de 9, no crezcan un poco
mnis, no puedo pensar en ello". Las
dos nifiitas estan en sexto y quinto
grado de primaria en el Colegio
International de Maria Inmaculada,
sumamente orgullosas de su escuela,
como dice su mamia. La Sra. de
Torres es cat6lica y dice que la
iglesia donde le gusta cumplir mis

Inician un

Servicio de


El Consejo Juvenil de la Zona
del Canal inici6 recientemente un
servicio de consejeria por tel6fono
llamado "Friends", (Amigos).
Este servicio csti a las 6rdenes de
cualquiera persona que en la Zona
del Canal tenga un problema que,
1 o ella, desee discutir con un
Amigoo". La persona que sienta la
necesidad de hacer esa llamada no
necesitariA identificarse y tampoco
se preguntarAn nombres.
El servicio "friends" estarli dis-
ponible de domingo a jueves, de las
6 p.m. alas 12 de la noche y los
vicencs, sabado y dias de fiesta, des-
de las 6 p.m. hasta las 2 a.m.
Si used, o cualquiera persona,
ncccsita haccr cualquiera pregunta,
solicitar alguna informaci6n, o si
solamente lo que desca es desaho-
garse conversando con alguien, Ila-
me al servicio "friends", al tel6fono
52-5500. Tenga la seguridad de que
un Amigoo" le escuchalr v tratarA
de ayndarle.

Spillway del Canal de Panama

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

con sus deberes religiosos es la de
San Jos6, donde estA el famoso altar
de oro. Explica que es alli donde le
gusta orar, porque es donde siente
mayor recogimiento y quizAs tam-
bi6n porque es un temple muy liga-
do a la historic de PanamA. La
mayor diversion de la Sra. de Torres
es jugar con sus hijitas, luego la
costura, (dice que muchos de sus
vestidos y de los de sus hijitas los
hace ella misma). Tambi6n le gusta
leer por las noches, especialmente
libros relacionados con su profesi6n,
y tambinn le encanta la misica en
general. En los dias en que puede
hacerlo, le encanta ir a la pintoresca
poblaci6n de Chepo a ver a su abue-
la, que reside alli y que goza con
las visits de sus biznietas. "Ade-
mAs", dice la Sra. de Torres, "goza-
mos de lo lindo bafiindonos en el
Balneario Charard del Rio Mamoni".
Su mayor deseo lo expresa asi: "Dar-
le la mejor de Ins educaciones a mis
dos hijitas".

Habra Cierre

Por Inventario
La secci6n de abastos de articulos
de oficina, de implementos de atle-
tismo y de material para centros de
servicio, situada en la Secci6n "B"
de Balboa, permanecer cerrada por
inventario durante todo el dia martes
11 de enero y nuevamente, por re-
cuento, el martes 19 de febrero.


Enero 15-Fiesta del Cristo de Es-
quipulas de Ant6n. Ant6n es una
una poblaci6n muy pintoresca
situada sobre la Carretera Inter-
americana, a unas 80 mills al
oeste de la ciudad de PanamA. El
dia anterior Ilegan alli miles de
fieles de toda la Replblica para
participar en la procesi6n, que
sale en las primeras horas de la
noche y regresa al temple casi a
la medianochc.
Enero 20-San Sebastian. Fiesta pa-
tronal de la poblaci6n de Oc6, en
la Provincia de Herrera y que es
una de Ins que mejor guardian la
tradici6n folkl6rica de Panama.
Se celebra una gran feria agrope-
cuaria en el in de semana mais
cercano a este dia.

9:30-De Mujer a Mujer
10:30-Hacia el Mafiana
en el Hogar
11:30-E1 Inspector
12:00-Mi Mundo y
Bienvenido a El
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Polla Musical y
6:00-La Guerra Secreta
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-Reino Salvaje
8:00-El Show del
Loco Vald6s
9:30-Cosa Juzgada
10:30--Largo Metraje

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
2:00-Descanso en el
y el Profesor
3:00-Los Invencibles
4:30-Mi Mujer es
5:00-Cowboy en Africa
7:00-El Zorro
7:30-El Especial
8:30-Alias Smith y
9:30-Cuatro en Uno
10:30-E1 Reprise de Oro


Carnaval de
Los Picapiedras
Super Agente 86
-Tras la Noticia
El Show de la Una

2:00-El Fugitivo
3:00-Ben Casey
4:30-Colorin Colorado
5:00-Los Diablos del
5:30-La Hormiga At6mica
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informna
7:30-E1 Show do
Pille Collado
8:00-Largo Metraje
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-Yo Soy Espia
10:30-Carnaval de
11:30-Los Picapiedras
12:00--Super Agente 86
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-El Fugitivo
3:00-Ben Casey
4:30-Colorin Colorado
5-010-King Kong
5:30-Pebbles y Bamm
6:00-La Tremenda Carte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-Mujeres, Mujeres
y Algo MIs
8:00-Largo Metraje
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-Yo Soy Espia
10:30-Carnaval de
11:30-Los Picapiedras
12:00-Suerte y Alegria
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-El Fugitivo
3:00-Ben Casey
4:30-Colorin Colorado
5:00-El Capitan
5:30-Lancelot Link


11:00-Archie y Sabrina
11:30-nIlslre Plar
12:00-(Monstruos del
12:30-Programa de
Alma'6n Garbo
1:00-Infonnativo del
1:30-El Mundo Animoal
Martinez Blanco
5:30-Taller de Santa
7:30-La Cosquilla
9:30-Pzazz 71

9:15-Santa Misa
I0:00-Todo por la Patria
12:30-Los Maravillosos
Juguetes de F6lix
1:00-El Show de Carol
2:00-Domningo Deportivo
5:30-Almac6n El Millon
6:00-Modas Aldens
6:30-Harper's Bazaar
9:00-Hawaii Cinco Cero
Camara, Acci6n

10:30-La Novela Matinal
11 :30-1Iomllre Par
11 :45-i Marciano


Informativo del
Largo Metraje
La Criada
Bien Criada
Los Intocables
-Prograima Especial

10:30-La Novela Matinal
1 1:00-Cartones
11:30-1lombre Par
11:45-Mi lMarciano
I 2:15--o-RIe-Mi
1:00-Informativo del
2:30--Largo letraje
7 30-E1 Tornillo
10:00-Dan August
11:00-Cine 11

10:30-La Novela Matinal
11:30-Hombre Par
11:45-Mi Msarciano
12:00-Sorteo del Miercolito
12:15-Comicos y Canciones
1:00-Informativo del
2:30-Largo Metraje


La Tremenda Corte
Tevedos Informa
Trompeta y
Largo Metraje
Ultimas Noticias
Yo Soy Espia

10:30-Carnaval de
* Cartones
11:30-Los Picapiedras
12:00-Super Agente 86
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-El Fugitivo
3:00-Ben Casey
4:30-Colorin Colorado
5:00-Smokey Bear
5:30-Mar Ins6lito
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7"30-Viejo Rabo Verde
8:00-Largo Metraje
10:00-Un Paso al
Mas AllM
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
ll:00-Yo Soy Espia

10:30-Carnaval de
11:30-Los Picapiedras
12:00-Super Agente 86
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-E1 Fugitivo
3:00-Ben Casey
4:30-Colorin Colorado
5:00-Milton el Monstruo
5:30-Mundo Indomito
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-E1 Show de
Andy Williams
8:30-Los Atrevidos
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-Yo Soy Espia

10:00-Hong Kong
11:00-Cine 11

10:30-La Novela Matinal
I 1:00-Cartones
I :30-1 lhnbre Par
11:45-Mi Marciano
12:15-Jueves Estelares
1:00-Infonnativo del
2:30-Largo Metraje
4:30- Telenovela
7:30--El Tornillo
10:00-Marcus Velby
11:00-Cine 11

10:30-La Novela Matinal
11:30- Ilombre Par
11:45-Mi Marciano
1:00-Inforiativo del
2:30-Largo Metraie
10:00-Los Defensorem
I1 :00- -La Hora Cero

Pagina 2

Enero 7, 1972

Pagina 3


El ex Nadador Alan Ford

\ Visit6 el Istmo Hace Poco

Listos para partir en una travesia parcial por el Canal
de PanamA en la lancha "Las Cruces", aparecen el
famoso ex nadador Alan Ford, a la izquierda, su esposa
Beverly y Frank A. Baldwin, Director de Informaci6n
del Canal de PanamA. Ford, nacido en la Zona del

La Ajax se Hundio F

A la Isla de Provide

La gnra flotante Ajax, que antes
pertenecia al Canal y era gemela
de la Hdrcules, se hundi6 la semana
pasada a la altura de la Isla Provi-
dencia, fuera de la costa de Nicara-
gua, cuando era remolcada desde la
Zona del Canal con destino a Nueva
Segin C. Fernie & Co., agents
locales de la gria, la Ajax estaba
siendo remolcada por el remolcador
Jason Smith, cuando empez6 a hacer
agua y se fue a pique. En esos mo-
mentos, ningin miembro de la tri-
pulaci6n estaba a bordo de la grda.
Al igual que la Hercules, la Ajax,
de 250 toneladas de capacidad, fue

El Cuadro de Honor

Del Banco de Sangre

James E. Henderson
Delroy A. Burke
Juan C. Fagette
Walter Hirsch
Roberto Lewis
Joshua Lowe
Luis R. McLean

Se Inici . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
Canal de PanamA en Anc6n y
Las inspecciones de seguridad se
iniciaron el 3 de enero y continua-
ran hasta el 29 de febrero. Las ins-
pecciones se llevan a cabo entire las
8 a.m. y 5 p.m. durante la semana
de trabajo de lunes a viemes.
Para pasar el revisado el vehiculo
deberA estar en condiciones seguras
de operaci6n. La inspecci6n cubre
los frenos, sistema de alumbrado,
ventanas, parabrisas y limpia para-
brisas, luces direccionales, bocinas,
alincamiento de ruedas, tim6n, sis-
temas de escape, llantas v otras
parties del auto.
Cuando el auto pasa la inspec-
ci6n, un papel engomado sera colo-
cado en el parabrisas y se expedira
un certificado que deberA ser lleva-
do en el vehiculo todo el tiempo.

construida en Alen
nada en 1914, po
mienzo de la I Gu
remolcada a travE
Su viaje transocein
Antes de ser pL
por la empresa del
en muchos proyec
Una de sus prime
la de levantar del
la barcaza de tala<
se habia hundido.
del fondo de la ba
el 0-5, submarine
los Estados Unidos
Hercules, la Ajax 1
un remolcador de 1
tados Unidos que s
al lado de los mue
en 1936, levant u
que se habia hun
de Crist6bal.
Su lltima misi6r
en el Istmo. Fue
noviembre al lug
hundido el cargu
Yung, just al nort
de Pedro Miguel, I
en un intent por
La Ajax perteneci,
salvamento de
cuando se hundi6.

(Viene de la
plenamente equip
portar furgoncs (
mentos. Tienen ur
nueve hombres y
gan ellos mismos
gemelas de 15 tor
De propiedad d
ping Corp. de Nue
Lantern es uno de
barcos semejantes
Carrier Services, I
Mississippi, para e
San Luis, Greenv
leans, Houston, i
burg, Natchez, Por
ville y Pensacola
Caribe. Varios otr(
en diferentes rut
El agent loca
barcos es Argonaut
cies, S.A., dirigida
michael, quien se
perintendente mi
Ej6rcito de EE.
sirvi6 durante 30
v Balboa.


Canal, asisti6 a las escuelas aqui y luego implant varias
marcas mundiales. Hizo una visit al Istmo la semana
pasada, la primera en 26 ailos, con su esposa, quien
nunca antes habia estado aqui. Ford inici6 su carrera
como nadador en la Piscina de Balboa.

rene Se Jubilaron .
ren te(Viene de la pdgina 1)

, Alexander Melbourne, Conductor de
nclia Autom6vil, Divisidn de Trans-
porte a Motor, sector Pacifico:
ania. Fue termi- 32 afios, 2 meses, 20 dias.
co antes del co- Hermenegildo Moreno, Botero, Di-
uerra Mundial, v vision de Dragado, sector Pacifi-
is del AtlAntico. co: 30 afios, 9 meses, 7 dias.
ico tom6 74 dias. James N. Morgan, Capataz Aseador,
uesta a la venta Divisi6n de Abastos, sector Paci-
Canal, fue usada fico: 51 afios, 16 dias.
ctos importantes. Srta. Alberta Nelson, Aseadora, Di-
*ras misiones fue vision de Servicios Comunales,
cauce del Canal sector Pacifico: 9 afios, 2 meses,
iros Teredo, que 19 dias.
En 1923, sac6 Samuel Ogarro, Cocinero, Centro
ahia de Crist6bal de Salubridad Mental, sector Pa-
de la Armada de cifico: 37 afios, 23 dias.
s. En uni6n de la Darrell A. Palmes, Encargado de
evant6 mas tarde Mantenimiento, Divisi6n de Abas-
la Armada de Es- tos, sector Pacifico: 30 afios, 6
se habia hundido meses, 29 dias.
,lles de Balboa y Guillermo E. Perbz, Guardia, Divi-
ma barcaza gria si6n de Almacenes, sector Pacifi-
dido en la bahia co: 39 afios, 2 meses, 9 dias.
Monroe T. Phillips, Primer Operario
n la cumpli6 aqui (Planta Generadora), Divisi6n de
llevada el 14 de Ingenieria, sector Pacifico: 19
ar donde estaba afios, 9 meses, 18 dias.
uero chino Sian Alejandro Pinz6n, Botero, (Esclu-
:e de las Esclusas sas), Divisi6n de Esclusas, sector
para que ayudara Pacifico: 26 afios, 5 meses, 19
rescatar la nave. dias.
a a una finna de Pablo Reyes A., Pintor, Divisi6n de
Estados Unidos Ferrocarril, sector Pacifico: 31
afios, 11 meses, 23 dias.
Thomas C. Robertson, Subjefe Tec-
� nico Ingenicro El6ctrico, (Sub-
jefe del Distrito Norte, Ramo de
Spdgina 1) Trabajos), Divisi6n de Electrici-
ados para trans- dad, sector AtlAntico: 28 afios, 3
grandes carga- meses, 16 dias.
na tripulaci6n de Juan Ruiz, Pasacables, Divisi6n de
cargan y descar- Esclusas, sector Atlantico: 24
con dos grnas afios, 5 meses, 1 dia.
neladas. Milkhi Singh, Capataz, (Operacio-
le la Seres Ship- nes de Estiba-Muelle), Divisi6n
eva York, el Mini de Terminales, sector Atlintico:
Salrededor de 12 36 afios, 11 meses, 4 dias.
operados por Mini Stephen N. McClean, Conductor de
Inc., de Jackson, Autobus Escolar, Divisi6n de
1 comercio desde Transporte a Motor, sector AtlAn-
ville, Nueva Or- tico: 30 afios, 3 meses, 15 dias.
Memphis, Vicks- Ferdinand C. Treleaven, Pintor, Di-
t Arthur, Browns- vision de Mantenimiento, sector
a los puertos del AtlAntico: 32 afios, 3 meses, 8
os estin operando dias.
tas por todo cl Gilbert N. Tweed, Estibador, Divi-
si6n de Terminales, sector Atlan-
1 para los mini tico: 23 afios, 5 meses, 27 dias.
Steamship Agen- Silverio Villafranco, Pasacables, Di-
por Jack M. Car- vision de Esclusas, sector AtlAn-
jubil6 como su- tico: 31 afios, 16 dias.
aritimo para el Carlos A. Victoria, Pasabarcos, Di-
UU. con el cual vision de Navegaci6n, sector
afios en Crist6bal Atlintico: 28 afios, 6 meses, 27

Un grande de la nataci6n, Alan
Ford, uno de los mis destacados
atletas que han salido de la Zona
del Canal, hizo una visit al Istmo
la semana pasada, su primera en
mas de 26 afios.
Ford, quien es ahora un pr6spero
ingeniero, con intereses comerciales
en Midland, Michigan, en donde
reside actualmente, pas6 una se-
mana aqui con su esposa, una maes-
tra de escuela primaria quien hacia
su primera visit a la Zona del Canal.
Ford implant numerosas marcas
en el Istmo y mas tarde en la Uni-
versidad de Yale en los Estados
Unidos en donde logr6 fama nacio-
nal y mundial. Comparti6 marcas
mundiales y de la AAU ademis de
competir en las Olimpiadas de 1948
en Londres en donde gan6 una me-
dalla de plata por ocupar el segundo
lugar en los 100 metros estilo libre.
Esto sucedi6 despu6s de haber ser-
viido en la Armada de los Estados
Unidos, contraido matrimonio y ha-
ber pasado lo mejor de su juventud.
Su fotografia adorn6 la portada de
la revista LIFE cuando estaba en el
apogeo de su carrera y en una
ocasi6n ostent6 cuatro marcas
Pero lo mis sobresaliente de su
carrera fue el romper la marca de
17 aiios de Johnny Weissmuller de
51 segundos exactos para las 100
yardas estilo libre. El batir este
record, que algunos nadadores pen-
saron que nunca caeria, fue similar
en prestigio a correr la primer milla
en 4 minutes. Ford implant
una nueva marca de 50.7 en 1943
y la super aln mAs, a 49.7 al afio
siguiente. Esta fue superada mis
tarde por otros nadadores, pero por
lo menos una de sus marcas de la
Zona del Canal estA todavia en pie,
1:0.1 para las 100 yards estilo es-
palda para muchachos de 15 a 17
afios de edad.
Los esposos Ford tienen una hija
casada, dos gemelos de 18 afios y un
hijo de 21 afios en la Universidad
del Norte de Michigan, que es ca-
pitin del equipo de nataci6n de su
plantel. Aunque todavia mantiene
un vivo interns en la nataci6n, Ford
no ha dirigido, sino "ayudado" oca-
sionalmente. Es miembro de la Cale-
ria de la Fama de la Nataci6n y se
ha reunido con Weissmuller y otros
miembros en reunions efectuadas
en Fort Laurderdale, Florida.
Nacido y criado en la Zona del
Canal, es hijo de Randall H. Ford,
quien se jubil6 en 1955 como Avu-
dante al Superintendente de la Di-
visi6n de Transporte a Motor des-
puis de 37 afios con la organizaci6n
del Canal. El mAs viejo de los Ford
reside ahora en San Petersburgo,
Florida. El abuelo de Alan fue
Walter C. Ford, un empleado de los

dias de la construcci6n, quien sirvi6
como maquinista en el Ferrocarril
de PanamA.
Alan asisti6 a las Escuelas de la
Zona del Canal, incluyendo la Es-
cuela Secundaria de Balboa, y es-
tuvo active con los Boy Scouts. Fue
miembro de la Tropa 2 de Balboa,
cuyo jefe de tropa era B. I. Ever-
son, ahora Director de Asuntos Civi-
les. Otros miembros de la tropa
para ese entonces eran Hugh A.
Norris y W. L. DeLaMater, ambos
de la Oficina de Planificaci6n. Ford
parti6 de aqui para asistir a una
escuela preparatoria y mas tarde fue
a Yale. Su l6tima visit aqui fue en
1945 mientras se encontraba de
licencia en la Armada.
Durante su visit la semana pasa-
da, hizo una travesia parcial por el
Canal a bordo de la lancha Las Cru-
ccs, y visit a viejas amistades, in-
cluyendo a Everson. Hizo una breve
visit a la piscina de Balboa en
donde hace muchos aiios nad6 con
la famosa tropa Red, White and
Blue, dirigida por Henry J. Grieser.
Ford dijo que estaba impre-
sionado con los cambios en el Area,
particularmente la ciudad de Pana-
ma. pero agreg6 que reconoci6 las
calls y todavia pudo orientarse en
la Zona del Canal.

OF V "s Ot I


"Pedro, adivina quien pone las envol-
turas de los chocolates en la caja de
sugerencias? El efe ya Io descubri6".

El Canal mas Largo
El canal mAs largo de la antigiie-
dad fue el Gran Canal de la China,
que iba desde Peking hasta Han-
chow. Fue comenzado en el afio
540 antes de Cristo y no fue termi-
nado sino hasta el siglo 14, para
cuando ya se habia extendido a lo
largo de 1.107 millas. Para 1950 se
le habia dejado cegar hasta el pun-
to de que, en ningin lugar tenia
mAs de 6 pies de profundidad. Se
inform que actualmente estA sien-
do reconstruido.


Lista de Vacantes y Traslados Para Empleados



Ayudante Contador(a) NM-7 -- - --.. ------8.070.40
Ayudante Mecanico de Refrigeraci6n y Acondicionamiento
de Aire MG-5 _--. .-- --. -------- ----------- $1.77
BomlerF FF-011 _ - .------------- ----- $5.028.20
Despachador Subalterno de Combustibles Liquidos
(Muelles) MG-8 -..------ ---- ------------- -.$2.39
Enfermera Clinica NM-5/7 (Intermittent) --- $3.56/$3.99
Enfermera Clinica NM-5/7 .- ---- ----$7.404.80/$8.299.20
Jefe Operario-Pruebas Eldctricas (Sistema de
Energia) PB-9 --- ---- ----$5.27
T6cnico en Ingenieria Mechnica NM-7/9 --.- $8.070.40/$9.796.80

Auxiliar de Actividades Recreativas NM-3
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Mantenimiento P
C. Bomberos A

Hos. Gorgas

Electricidad P
Ingenieria P

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P 1
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David S. Parker looks on as his daughter, Anne, christens the U.S.S. "Lagar-
to," an oil recovery barge, in a ceremony at Gamboa. At left is the Canal's
Oil Pollution officer, Charles Hummer.

El Gobernador David S. Parker observe a su hija Anne cuando bautiza la
U.S.S. "Lagarto", barcaza de recuperaci6n de petrl61o, en ceremonia que
tuvo lugar en Gamboa. A la izquicrda el funcionario de Control de Contami-
naci6n del Canal, Charles Hummer.


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tral office repairman, checks the new telephone equipment at Balboa prior
to the cutover on August 20.

reparador de central telef6nica, verifica el nuevo equipo en Balboa, antes de
hacer el cambio el 20 de agosto.

COCO SOLO HOSPITAL RENOVATION BEGAN-Workmen begin the initial phase of the 12-month
project of converting Coco Solo Hospital into a 58-bed air-conditioned facility. Most of the work is being
carried out by the Maintenance Division with assistance from the Electrical Division and other units.

COMENZO LA RENOVACION DEL HOSPITAL COCO SOLO. Los trabajadores comienzan la fase
initial del proyecto de 12 meses que convertirA al Hospital Coco Solo en una instalaci6n de 58 camas, dotada
de aire acondicionado. La mayor parte del trabajo la lleva a cabo la Divisi6n de Mantenimiento con la avuda
de la Divisi6n de Electricidad y otras unidades.

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CARNIVAL 1971-Queen Denise Little, Pacific side queen, salutes the gay carnival crowd from her float
as it passes El Carmen Church in Panama. Her escorts are Rudy Crespo, left, and Pablo Prieto, right.
All are dressed as tourists in keeping with the tourism theme of the float.

CARNAVAL DE 1971. S. M. Denise Little, reina del Carnaval del sector Pacifico, saluda a la alegre
muchedumbre desde lo alto de su carroza, al pasar frente a la Iglesia de El Carmen en Panama. Sus
edecanes son Rudy Crespo, a la izquierda, y Pablo Prieto, a la derecha. Todos iban vestidos de turis-
tas, de acuerdo con el tema de la carroza.