The Panama Canal spillway =

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


Subjects / Keywords:
Periodicals -- Canal Zone ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama) ( lcsh )
federal government publication ( marcgt )
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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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Gi oft the Panama Canal Museum

More Than 59 Years of Service to World Commerce

The Panama

Canal Spillway

Vol. XIII, No. 8

Friday, August 16, 1974

The highest form of recognition a Panama Canal employee can receive for
an act of valor is presented to Harry D. Raymond, Jr. by Einar Viren,
chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee of the Panama Canal
Board of Directors. Raymond, an engineer technician with the Dredging
Division's Atlantic District Oil Pollution Control Branch, received the Spe-
cial Acts Certificate and a monetary award of $500 for rescuing a crew-
man of a ship bunkering in Cristobal. After oil from a ruptured hose blinded
the man and the pressure knocked him into the water, Raymond dived into
the water, which was heavily concentrated with fuel oil, put a life ring
over the stunned, injured crewman and assisted in getting him to safety.
Raymond is the son of retired Panama Canal employee Harry D. Ray-
mond, Sr. and Mrs. Raymond. He lives in Margarita with his wife, Margie,
two sons and a daughter.

38-Foot Minimum Draft

Now Year-Round Reality

The Panama Canal recorded an-
other major achievement yesterday
with the formal completion of a
massive Dredging Division project
that now guarantees all transiting
ships a 38-foot minimum draft al-
lowance on a year-round basis ex-
cept during abnormal dry years.
Gov. David S. Parker and other
dignitaries were on hand aboard
the dredge Cascadas at Gamboa to
cut the symbolic ribbon marking
the completion of the program,
which was designated PLD+40, or
a dredged channel bottom of 40 feet
above sea level (Precise Level Da-
tum=PLD). Others present for
the ceremony were: Col. A. L.
Romaneski, Engineering and Con-
struction Director; Paul L. Whit-
lock, Chief of the Dredging Divi-
sion; and Capt. Donald A. Franz,
the Deputy Marine Director.
The conclusion of PLD+40
coincided with the 60th anniversary
of the opening of the Canal. And it
was just 4 years since the comple-
tion of another formidable task, the
widening of Gaillard Cut from 300
feet to 500 feet.
Both the widening and the deep-
ening represent a continuation of
the Canal's policy of serving world
shipping with the greatest efficiency
possible, particularly in view of the
growing number and size of ships
using the waterway.
The deepening project was begun
52 years ago but the work was
greatly accelerated upon the com-
pletion of the Cut widening. Before
the work could move into high gear,
it was necessary to obtain a com-
plete set of hydrographic charts of
the entire Gaillard Cut-Catun Lake
sections and highlight all areas
above elevation 40. Next, cross-sec-
tions of regions requiring extensive
dredging were plotted for the cal-
culation of the volume of material
to be removed and a schedule for
work developed.
The labor that followed required
the combined effort of all Dredging
Division's subaqueous drilling and
blasting, and excavating equipment
including the dredges Mindi, Go-

liath and Cascadas and the drillboat
The Mindi hydraulically exca-
vated 2,932,000 cubic yards of ma-
terial from the Cut and Gatun Lake;
the Cascadas removed a total of
1,119,150 cubic yards from Gaillard
Cut; towboats supporting dredging
activities disposed of 1,120 scow
loads of material; and the drillboat
Thor drilled 10,262 holes, which
represented 154,481 lineal feet; and
711,603 pounds of dynamite was
detonated to blast 416,986 cubic
yards of rock loose for excavating.

CZC Offers Course
In Advanced Spanish
An advanced course in conversa-
tional Spanish will be offered at the
Canal Zone College during the
coming fall semester. The prerequi-
site is 2 years of college Spanish or
the equivalent, or the permission of
the Chairman, Foreign Language
Registration will continue through
August 23 with classes beginning
August 26.

Sprague Paintings As Part of 60th Anniversary

To Be on Display at New M TC Center
New MTC Center New Menter
-ff. . II I I .

The oil paintings featured in the
Fall edition of TIHE PANAMA
CANAL REVIEw will be on display
at the Marine Traffic Control Cen-
ter at La Boca today and tomorrow
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The series of oil paintings by Al
Sprague, Balboa High School art
instructor, depicts operations in the
Panama Canal. In addition to the
paintings, there will be other ex-
hibits on display as a part of the
inauguration of the new Marine
Traffic Control Center and the ob-
servance of the 60th anniversary of
the Canal. All exhibits are free and
open to the public.

New Licensing

Procedure for

Cycle Operators
A change in licensing procedures
allows three exceptions to the law
that a person must be 18 years of
age to obtain a license to operate
a motorcycle.
Operators' licenses will now be
issued to individuals who are 17
years of age if they have:
... successfully completed a
driver training program approved
by the Civil Affairs Director, or
. . have a valid operator's license
from one of the 50 States of the
United States or the District of
The third allows a restricted
motorcycle instruction permit effec-
tive for a school year or more re-
stricted period to an applicant who
is a student in a Canal Zone school,
is at least 16 years of age, and is en-
rolled in a motorcycle driver train-
ing program approved by the Civil
Affairs Director.
The Schools Division will offer a
motorcycle driving course for stu-
dents who wish to obtain a motor-
cycle license before they are 18
years old.
The course will begin in Septem-
ber 16 on both sides of the Isthmus
and will be open to all Canal Zone
High School students throughout
the 1974-75 school year.
Interested students should contact
their counselors for additional infor-
mation concerning the motorcycle
driving course.

1974-75 School Calendar

Following is the U.S. school calendar for 1974-75:
Teachers report __ ___-_ --- -- August 26, 1974 (Monday)
Students report. --- . August 27, 1974 (Tuesday)
Labor Day holiday __- -- - --___- - September 2, 1974 (Monday)
Columbus Day holiday - - -October 14, 1974 (Monday)
Elementary-First Marking Period ----- - October 25, 1974 (Friday) (42 days)
Veterans Day holiday ---- -- - October 28, 1974 (Monday)
Secondary and College Mid-Semester __- . N-ovember 1, 1974 (Friday) (46 days)
Panama Independence Day holiday---- ----- . .._Noverrber 4, 1974 (Monday)
Thanksgiving holiday ------November 28-December 1, 1974 (Thursday-Sunday)
Christmas holidays -____ December 21, 1974-January 1, 1975 (Saturday-Wednesday)
Elementary-Second Marking Period_ ---January 10, 1975 (Friday) (43 days)
Secondary and College-First Semester --- -January 17, 1975 (Friday) (90 days)
Washington's Birthday holiday ----- --- .----February 17, 1975 (Monday)
Elementary-Third Marking Period ------- March 14, 1975 (Friday) (44 days)
Secondary and College-Mid-Semester_ ---March 21, 1975 (Friday) (44 days)
Easter Week -------- - March 22-30, 1975 (Saturday-Sunday)
Elementary early withdrawal (trial) - --- -- -- May 2, 1975 (Friday)
Early withdrawal-- -----------. May 16, 1975 (Friday)
Memorial Day -------- --May 26, 1975 (Monday)
Last day for students _---- - ~_-- ----- --.-June 3, 1975 (Tuesday)
Elementary-Fourth Marking Period - --------51 days
Secondary and College-Second Semester 90 days
Commencement, Secondary and College
Last day for teachers .-- ----- --------- June 4, 1975 (Wednesday)
Days scheduled for students _ ------- --180
Days scheduled for teachers ____ ------------182

OF Ficially Unveiled

The 60th anniversary of the open-
ing of the Panama Canal was com-
memorated yesterday afternoon with
the inauguration of the partially
completed Marine Traffic Control
Center in La Boca.
The ceremonies were attended by
Canal Zone Cov. David S. Parker,
officials of the Panama Canal orga-
nization, and guests from the Re-
public of Panama and military orga-
Before cutting the ribbon to offi-
cially inaugurate the new center,
Governor Parker spoke briefly.
Tour of Building
Guests were taken on a tour of
the building and viewed an exhibit
of paintings of the Canal by Canal
Zone artist Al Sprague.
The Marine Traffic Control Cen-
ter, which is 60 percent completed,
is located in La Boca near the banks
of the Canal. It will be open to the

2 Local Girls

Attend Scout

Event in U.S.
Two Isthmians were among the
74 Girl Scouts from 44 states and
the Canal Zone who went to Wilm-
ington, Del., recently to participate
in a national Girl Scout event called
"Colonial Pathways," sponsored by
the Chesapeake Bay Girl Scout
Council, Inc.
Local participants were Jan Novins
of Panama City and Kristine Novak
of Fort Clayton.
The girls spent 2 days of "home
hospitality" with area Scout fam-
ilies. Then, for the next 2 weeks,
they divided their time between
Country Center, Hockessin, Del.,
and Camp Todd, near Denton, Md.,
on the eastern shore.
The girls lived a simple colonial
life while in camp, learning quilling
and bookbinding, crewel embroi-
dery, how to make soap and the art
of making cornhusk dolls. They
baked bread, cooked their great-
grandmothers' recipes and worked
with local experts to learn colonial
They toured the Delmarva Penin-
sula, visiting houses and museums
of historic interest. The entire group
visited Philadelphia where they
saw Independence Square, the Betsy
Ross house and the site of William
Penn's landing.
The girls from Colonial Pathways
also were welcomed by Delaware
Gov. Sherman Tribbitt in Dover.

Some Rent Increases
To Be More Than $45
An article covering U.S. housing
rental rates that appeared in last
week's SPILLWAY indicated that the
new monthly rates would range
from an $8 decrease to a $45 in-
crease. This statement pertains to
the majority of the U.S. houses, but
there are some that will show in-
creases exceeding the $45 maxi-
mum. Employees interested in find-
ing out their new comparability
rental rates may call 52-3455 during
working hours, from August 12
to August 30.

public today and tomorrow from 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.
The center was designed com-
pletely by Panama Canal architects
and engineers, and is being con-
structed by John S. Bell, a local
Overlooks Dock 6
Situated on a small bluff over-
looking Dock 6 and the Canal, the
new modern building will house the
Marine Traffic Control System, Ma-
rine Traffic Control Staff, and por-
tions of the Navigation Division
There will be a 41-foot by 72-foot
marine traffic control room, equip-
ment room, administrative space,
and a mezzanine overlooking the
control room which will serve as a
visitors gallery, conference room,
training room, and VIP lounge.
Cast into the terrazzo floor of the
building's main entrance is a mosaic
of a red ship's wheel approximately
8 feet in diameter with North Amer-
ica in the northwest quadrant and
South America in the southeast
quadrant in green outlined in
Hub of a Wheel
The Isthmus of Panama is de-
picted at the hub of the wheel in
white and there is a hint of Europe
in the blue water' background.
An Air Force civilian employee
received $1,000 for winning the
Panama Canal organization's con-
test to find a design that would de-
pict the importance of the Panama
Canal in world commerce, Panama
Canal construction, Panama Canal
operation, sea or boat motif, or
Isthmian culture.
After the center is completed
later this year, it will house a com-
puterized system for monitoring
ship traffic and providing prompt in-
formation to traffic controllers and
operators of marine traffic handling
Delicate Minicomputers
The system will consist of deli-
cate minicomputers, a computer-
(Continued on p. 4)

10 BHS Students

Get Diplomas in

Summer School
Ten seniors recently said farewell
to Balboa High School at the con-
clusion of summer school.
These 10 seniors used credits
earned in summer school to com-
plete the graduation requirements
and were presented their diplomas
by John Faxcett, Assistant Super-
intendent U.S. Secondary Schools,
in a brief ceremony in the high
school library.
The following seniors received
Caila Dawn Bradford
Ccorgina Elizabeth Young Castro
Cynthia Clarke
Christine Marie De Annas
Susan Marie Caillard
Siu'anne Therese Halphcn
Rudy Lang
Theodore (ilmnore Walker
Evelyn Elizabeth White
Kenneth Carl White



August 16, 1974


Page 2

I, Dedicators To Honor

2 Members of Club

The Dedicators, Inc., Local Com-
mittee, affiliated to The Dedicators,
Inc. of New York, plans to honor
tw hvo members of the club, Mr. and
nMrs. Hlehnry Samuel, Sr. of New
York, with a dinner program at the
Salon Gran China on Avenida Bal-
"- boa at 8 p.m., August 24.
The Dedicators, Inc. of New York
is comprised of Panamanian women
residing in New York who organized
in 1953 to assist needy Panamanian
youths. The local committee assists
in raising funds for scholarships both
here and aboard.
Mrs. Sara Anesta Samuel, the
founder of the group, helped several
Panamanian youths to acquire a col-
lege education. She is currently the
head of a (lay center in Brooklyn,
Henry Samuel is also a well-
known former Isthmian who has
worked with his wife. He has served
for many years as a member of the
Scholarship Committee of the orga-

Enjoying the flower arrangements at a show sponsored recently by the Pat nization.
Morgan Garden Club of Rainbow City are (left to right): Mrs. Ralph Brown, For reservations call Mrs. Myrtle
first-prize winner; Mrs. Morgan, for whom the club is named; and Mrs. Pond 52-4930, Mrs. Inez Smith 52-
Richard L. Hunt, wife of the Lieutenant Governor of the Canal Zone. 4266, John Beckles 24-6642, Eric
Participants in the show, held at Morgan's Gardens, were members who Oakle4 52-4558, Lloyd Fray 52-
had attended one-day classes in flower arranging held by Mrs. Morgan in Oakley 52-4558, Lloyd 524215, Clyde
March and May of this year. Besides developing members' gardening 4776, Richard Ford 52-4215, Clyde
abilities, the club is active in the community and supports the Latin Sealey 52-4762 or Raymond George
American Scholarship Fund. 52-4695.

Edward Filo Farewell Use of Jumper Cables

Party August 23

Police Officer Edward P. Filo will
be honored at a farewell party at
the Elks Club on Friday, August 23.
Cocktails at 6:30 p.m. will be fol-
lowed by dinner and dancing.
Retiring after 29 years of service
with the Police Division, Filo is a
former baseball hero and was one
of the area's outstanding athletes
during the late 1940's and early
He and his wife, Catherine, and
their children Eddie and Michael,
will make their home at Dothan,
Tickets, $15 per couple including
the contribution for a gift, may be
obtained by calling Dick Egolf, 52-
7535; Jack Herne, 52-7919; or
Maggie Janssen, 52-3334.


Step 1

Step 3

Requires Precautions

Before the development of auto-
matic transmissions for automobiles,
failure of a battery meant asking a
friendly neighbor or a passing mo-
torist for a push. But with many of
todav's cars, if the battery is dead
the car cannot be started by towing
or pushing with the engine in gear.
Consequently, the "jumper cable"
is now a common emergency acces-
sory. With it, you can borrow power
from the battery of the friendly
neighbor or passing motorist and
start your car. Unfortunately, many
people do not understand how to

Step 2

Panama Canal Spillway

Governor of the Canal Zone Lieutenant Governor Information Officer
THE PANAMA CANAL SPILLWAY is an official publication of the Panama
Canal, Balboa Heights, C.Z. All articles are available to news media and
may be reprinted without further clearance. SPILLWAY material should
arrive at the Panama Canal Press Office no later than 4 p.m., Monday, the
week of publication. Only urgent material can be accepted as late as noon
Tuesday. Distributed free to all Panama Canal employees. Subscription
cost for others $2.60 a year. Airmail subscription cost $10 a year. Make
checks payable to Panama Canal Company and address to: SPILLWAY
Subscriptions, Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

use jumper cables or how danger-
ous they can be if improperly used.
How To Use Jumper Cables
Before you attempt to connect
jumper cables, there are several
precautions which should be taken:
* Check to see that both the
booster battery and the rundown
battery have the same voltage-
6-volt or 12-volt.
* Turn all accessory switches and
the ignition key to the OFF posi-
* Place the gearshift or gear
selector in the NEUTRAL or PARK
* Remove vent caps from both
the booster battery and your run-
down battery. This will release any
accumulated gases.
Now follow the procedure in the
exact sequence shown:
1. On rundown battery, find ter-
minal connected to starter switch
or solenoid. Note if positive or
negative. Then clip one end of
jumper cable to like marked ter-
minal of booster battery.
2. Clip the other end of the same
jumper cable to the terminal of the
rnmdolwn battery having the same
marking; that is, positive to positive
or negative to negative.
3. Connect one end of the sec-
ond jumper cable to the other ter-
minal of the booster battery. The
other end of this cable should be
fastened securely to the bumper
or engine block of the car with the
rundown battery.
4. Engage the starter of your
car. If it does not start immediately,
it is well to start the engine of the
other car to avoid excessive drain
on the booster battery.
5. Restore the cell caps to both
batteries after your car starts and
is running normally.
6. Remove the ground connec-
tion from the bumper or engine
block of your car.
7. Remove the other end of the
cable from the booster battery.
8. Remove the other cable first
from your car; then the other end
from the booster battery.

12:00- New Zoo Review
1:00-Special: "American Horse and
1:50-Major League Baseball: Los Angeles
vs. Cincinnati
4:00-Pro Bowlers Tour
5:10-Buck Owens Ranch Show
5:35-Superstars of Rock (Premiere)
6:00-Weekend '74
6:15-Iron Horse
7:05-Mary Tyler Moore Show
7:30-The Partridge Family
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-Carol Burnett Show
9:00-New Dick Van Dyke Show
(Last show)
9:25-The Rifleman
10:15-Focus on Today
10:30-Creature Feature: "Strangler Of The
11:50-Sherlock Holmes

11:55-Sacred Heart
12:10-Music and the Spoken World
12:40-NFL Football: "Cleveland vs.
Los Angeles
2:50-World Championship Tennis
(Last show)
4:40-Meet the Press
5:05-The Reasoner Report
5:30-Information Special: "The Loyal
6:40-Bob Newhart
7:05-Variety Special: "Walt Disney's
Golden Anniversary"
8:05-The Avengers
9:00--Qu Pasa?
9:05-The Weekend Tonight Show
10:15-Focus on Today
10:30-Movie: "Virgin Island"
11:50-Christopher Closeup
3:00-Another World
3:25-Dinah's Place
3:45-Cartoon Carnival
4:05-Sesame Street
5:05-Electric Company
5:35-Camera Three
6:40-Johnny Mann's "Stand Up and Cheer"
7:05-The Outcasts (Premiere)
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-Sanford & Son
8:30-Movie: "Pal Joey"
10:20-Focus on Today
10:35-Cinema Classics: "All About Eve"
3:00-Another World
3:25-Dinah's Place
3:45-Mike Douglas
5:05--Electric Company


BALBOA (Air-Conditioned)
Fri., 6:15, 8:00-Scalawag (G)
Fri. Owl Show, 10:00-Evel Knievel (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 10:00 a.m.-Pinocchio In
Outer Space (G)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:15-Mon., 6:15,
8:15-The Outfit (PG)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 12:30-The Brass Bottle (G)
Tues., 6:00, 8:00-Hotel (SIT) (PG)
Tues. Owl Show, 10:00-Asylum (SIT) (PG)
Wed.-Thur., 6:15, 8:00-Jeremy (PG)

COCO SOLO (Air-Conditioned)
Fri.-Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang (SIT) (G)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Fitzwilly (G)
Sat., 7:30-Cabaret (SIT) (PG)
Sun., 2:00, 7:30-Mon., 7:30-Westworld
Tues., 7:30-Welcome Home Soldier Boys
(SIT) (R)
Wed., 7:30-The Culpepper Cattle Co.
(SIT) (PG)
Thurs., 7:30-What's The Matter With Helen
RAINBOW CITY (Air-Conditioned)
Fri. Owl Show, 10:00-Night Of The Lepus
(SIT) (PG)
Sat.-Bye Bye Birdie and The Little Prince
And The Eight-Headed Dragon (G)
Sun.-The Culpepper Cattle Co. (SIT) (PG)
Mon.-Walkabout (PG)
Tues.-Corky and The Gang That Couldn't
Shoot Straight (SIT) (PG)
Wed.-Thurs.-The Outfit (PG)

Fri.-Chisum (SIT) (G)
Fri. Owl Show, 10:00-The Skull (G)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Magic World Of Topo
Gigio (G)
Sat.-The Great White Hope and A Fine Pair
(SIT) (PG)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Wild, Wild Planet
(SIT) (G)
Sun.-Mon.-Harry In Your Pocket (SIT) (PG)
Tues.-Man In The Wilderness (SIT) (PG)
Tues. Owl Show, 10:00-What's The Matter
With Helen (PG)

(Schedule subject
to change
without notice)

5:35-Jimmy Dean Show
(Last show)
6:40- Flipper
7:05-Naked City
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-Information Special:
"CBS News: Sixty Minutes"
9:00-The Fugitive
9:50-Police Surgeon
10:15-Focus on Today
10:30-Movie: "Fallen Angel"

3:00-Another World
3:25-Dinah's Place
3:45-Cartoon Carnival
4:05-Sesame Street
5:05-Electric Company
5:35-Animal World
6:40-The Wacky World of Jonathan
Winters (Last show)
7:05-The Funny Side
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-Better World
8:30-Victory at Sea
9:00-Qu6 Pasa?
9:05-The Tonight Show
10:15-Focus on Today
10:30-Movie: "Mr. Moto Takes A Chance"
11:35-Minority Community
3:00-Another World
3:25-Dinah's Place
3:45--Mike Douglas
5:05-Electric Company
5:35-Here Comes the Future
6:40-The Newlywed Game
7:05-The Flip Wilson Show
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-1 Spy
9:00-Dean Martin Show
10:15-Focus on Today
10:30-Movie: "Daughter Of The Mind"
3:00-Another World
3:25-Dinah's Place
3:45-Cartoon Carnival
4:05-Sesame Street
5:05--Electric Company
6:40-Let's Make a Deal
7:05-Variety Special: "The Many Faces
Of Comedy"
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
9:00-Qu6 Pasa?
9:05-The Tonight Show
10:15-Focus on Today
10:30-Movie: "Notorious Landlady"
12:30-Day at Night

Week Beginning Friday,
August 16, 1974

Wed.-Play Misty For Me (PG)
Thurs.-McCabe And Mrs. Miller (SIT) (R)
Fri.-Death Of A Gunfighter and Black Beauty
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-My Dog The Thief (G)
Sat.-Chisum (SIT) (G)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Wild And Wonderful
Sun.-The Mackintosh Man (SIT) (PG)
Tues.-Play Misty For Me (PG)
Thurs.-Man In The Wilderness (SIT) (PG)
Fri.-Bedknobs And Broomsticks (G)
Fri. Owl Show, 9:30-Horror Of Dracula
(SIT) (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 6:15-Hondo and The Apache
Sat., 8:15-The Bellboy (SIT) (G)
Sun.-Sleeper (PG)
Mon.-The Black Belly Of The Tarantula and
Believe In Me (SIT) (R)
Tues.-The Legend Of Hell House (PG)
Wed.-Cabaret (SIT) (PG)
Thurs.-Bye Bye Birdie and The Little Prince
And The Eight-Headed Dragon (G)
Sat.-The Ghost And Mr. Chicken and The
Buccaneer (G)
Sun.-The Black Belly Of The Tarantula and
Believe In Me (SIT) (R)
Mon.-Sleeper (PG)
Wed. (Prerelease)-Gordon's War (SIT) (R)
Thurs.-The Legend Of Hell House (PG)
�All night shows begin at 7:00 except as
shown. All shows are post meridiem time ex-
cept as shown. Program subject to change.
mitted. General audience. PG-Parental
guidance suggested, some material may
not be suited for preteenagers. R-Re-
s:ricted. Persons under 17 not admitted un-
less accompanied by parent or legal guard-
ian. X-Persons under 17 not admitted.
I-Indicates Repeat.
T-Indicates Total Running Time.
SIT-Indicates Spanish Titles.

August 16, 1974


CZC Counselors Original Canal Mule

Orientation Day Finds Home in Virginia

e Is Announced

Holding a pair of bookends made from original rails and ties from the
Panama Railroad is Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle, the world-renowned
retired U.S. Air Force pilot who holds the Medal of Honor for leading a
B-52 bomber raid on Japan during World War II. Canal Zone Gov. David
S. Parker presented the aviation pioneer with the bookends as a souvenir
of his recent visit to the Canal Zone. At left is Einar Viren, chairman of
the Budget and Finance Committee of the Panama Canal Board of Direc-
tors. General Doolittle and Viren were guests of honor at a dinner given by
Governor Parker, at the Union Club in Panama City.

Boating Fundamentals

Class To Start Aug. 26

Boat handling-starting, docking,
undocking, cruising, and water
skiing-will be topics of discussion
on Monday evenings beginning
August 26 in the Curundu Junior
High School Cafetorium.
The basic boating safety course,
jointly sponsored by Canal Zone
College and the Canal Zone Pacific
Power Squadron, will operate from
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. It will include
lessons on seamanship, rules of the
road, aids to navigation, use of the
compass, marine chart familiariza-
tion, running lights, required and
optional safety equipment and boat
The course will be coordinated
by Dr. Charles L. Latimer, Power
Squadron Commander, and Canal
Zone Deputy School Superinten-
dent. He will be assisted by other

Glassplate Negatives

OF Canal Oldtimers

Available for Free
Many old glassplate negatives
and prints dating from 1915 through
1945 of Panama Canal employees
and families are available free to
interested persons who will phone
52-6339 or go to House 2322, Las
Cruces Street in Balboa.
These glassplates were about to
be destroyed, but were salvaged
and consolidated alphabetically by
Mrs. Gene Litton White and Mrs.
Anna Patchett Calvit for family and
friends to view and reminisce about
earlier Canal Zone days and to
select those of special interest to

qualified instructors from the Squad-
ron and personnel from the Panama
Canal Fire Division, Locks Division,
Police Division and License Section.
Persons interested in enrolling in
this class in fundamentals of boat
operation and safety or in other
classes offered by the Canal Zone
College can do so daily at the ad-
ministrative office of the college on
the La Boca campus. This boating
class is offered for 2 semester credits
and is included as a part of the new
degree program in recreation and
physical education.

Answers Provided

To Questions on

Retirement Benefits
Q.: Is retirement credit allowed
for leave without pay?
A.: Credit is generally given
without deposit to the fund for so
much of furlough or leave without
pay as does not exceed 6 months in
any calendar year.
Q.: Assuming an employee is
otherwise eligible for an annuity
benefit, must he (or she) pay a re-
deposit for previously refunded re-
tirement deductions before filing an
application for retirement?
A.: While it is to an employee's
advantage to complete his (or her)
redeposit before his actual retire-
ment date so as to avoid any delay
in processing his retirenient applica-
tion, he need not hold up filing for
retirement just because a redeposit
has not been paid. At the time his
retirement application is received
and processed in the Civil Service
Commission, the Commission will,
if the redeposit is large, automatic-
ally notify the individual of the
amount due for redeposit and will
furnish him with the exact monthly
rates with and without the deposit
paid. The employee will then have
the opportunity to make payment
in a lump sum (installment pay-
ments are not accepted after the
retirement date). If, on the other
hand, the amount of the redeposit
is relatively small, the Commission
will automatically withhold the
amount due from the accrued an-
nuity, if it is to the employee's
advantage to do so.

Canal Zone College counselors
Margaret Gately and David Bag-
lien, will hold an orientation pro-
gram for new students of the Canal
Zone College at 2:30 p.m., Au-
gust 25, in the college auditorium.
The first hour has been planned
as an assembly during which stu-
dents will be introduced to the pro-
grams, facilities, services and activ-
ities of the Canal Zone College
campus. The counselors will speak
to the new students on tips for pur-
suing a successful college career.
Also participating in the orienta-
tion program will be Dr. Glen E.
Murphy, Dean; Sharon J. Shaw,
Assistant Dean; Norman B. Alten-
berg, Registrar; Joseph Kane, Super-
visory Librarian; Stephen Karnes,
Student Senate Chairman; other
Student Senate officers and campus
leaders. Following the assembly in
the auditorium, the new students
will be taken on tours of the campus
by student guides. A reception will
then follow in the Student Lounge.
All students who have not pre-
viously attended the Canal Zone
College are urged to attend this
orientation meeting. The new 1974-
75 student handbook will be dis-
tributed at this program.

CHS New Students

To Be Hosted at

Aug. 21 Orientation

An orientation for new students
in the Canal Zone who will be at-
tending Cristobal High School will
be held at the school's auditorium
at 9 a.m., August 21.
The Cristobal High School Stu-
dent Association will host the pro-
gram that will be presided over by
Student Association president Dan
Hubp, son of Col. Frank Hubp and
Mrs. Hubp of Fort Gulick.
Following a welcome, the new
students and their parents, who are
also welcome to the orientation,
will be taken on a tour of the
school's facilities.
New students and their parents
are urged to attend.

"Speed too Fast"
"Speed too fast" and "right of
way" are the two leading factors
involved in fatal traffic accidents,
according to the National Safety

Panama Canal Towing Locomo-
tive No. 686-one of the original
fleet of 40 mules built by General
Electric in 1914 for the Panama
Canal-has found a home in the
Roanoke (Va.) Transportation Mu-
Dorn Thomas, a former Panama
Canal employee, spent 8 years, $936
and all of his power of persuasion to
get it there.
Thomas, a resident of Roanoke,
is the son of a Canal "oldtimer"
who arrived on the Isthmus in 1907
and worked as a foreman of the
plant that mixed cement to build
the walls and floors of the Canal
After graduating from high school,
Thomas received a 4-vear electri-

Rainbow Girls Plan

Fashion Show Aug. 24
Balboa Assembly No. 1, Interna-
tional Order of Rainbow for Girls
will have a "back-to-school" fashion
show at 2 p.m., August 24, at the
Scottish Rite Temple in Balboa. The
Rainbow Girls will model the latest
fashions from Harper's Bazaar.
Tickets are $1 per person and
may be obtained from any Rainbow
Girl or at the door. Refreshments
will be served following the fashion

Transportation Assn.

To Install OFFicers
The National Defense Transpor-
tation Association, Panama Chap-
ter, will hold a dinner meeting and
installation of officers for 1974-75
at 7 p.m., August 22, in the Sal6n
Bahia of the Union Club.
The program for the evening also
includes the showing of a film con-
cerning the crossing of the Darien.
For reservations, call Balboa 5691.

Organ Concert
Dr. Joyce Jones, head of the Organ
Department of Baylor University,
will give a concert at the Balboa
Union Church at 3 p.m., August 18.
The public is invited to attend free
of charge.
Dr. Jones has appeared in con-
certs in Europe, in the Canal Zone
and in the United States.

Watching the final placement of the old Panama Canal
mule on its display track at the Roanoke Transporta-

cian's apprenticeship and worked on
the rewiring project that converted
electrical current in the Canal to
60-cycle, making the 25-cycle mules
Thomas left the Zone for college
in 1955, and after graduating from
Georgia Tech went to work for Gen-
eral Electric.
In his travels for the company,
he came upon one of the Canal's
old mules that he had helped force
into obsolescence. He wanted it
and asked for it, but GE had other
plans. They were going to place it
in their transportation museum.
But they didn't. Six years later,
Thomas read an article in a com-
pany magazine about an orphaned
mule that had been donated to a
GE electrical products museum that
never materialized.
Thomas went hunting and found
the rusty antique in a junkyard in
Schenectady, N.Y., where it had
been moved to keep it out of the
way. Now, Thomas learned, he
could have the mule but the vard
owner said it would cost $850 to
move it back to the siding and onto
a flatbed car. The railroads said
they give free transportation to mu-
seum pieces for museums but not
for private individuals.
It took private individual Thomas
another 2 years before he found a
museum interested in his mule. By
coincidence, it was the National
Historical Railway Society right in
his hometown of Roanoke.
He made an agreement with the
society and with the city. He would
take care of getting the antique on
the train. The city's Transportation
Museum would arrange free transit
on the rails. The Historical Society
and the city would take care of ex-
penses once it arrived.
The society even advanced Thom-
as the $936 (the price had gone up
in 2 years) to get the mule on the
train. He has to repay the money by
next month.
Today, the mule, which is one of
the few units still in existence, is
being restored to its original ap-
pearance as a joint project of the
City of Roanoke and the Roanoke
Chapter of the National Railway
Historical Society. When the res-
toration is complete, the exhibit will
be dedicated "To the men and
women that participated in the con-
struction and operation of the Pan-
ama Canal."

tion Museum is former Gatun resident Dor Thomas,
who now lives in Virginia.


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"Si, claro que si," is the immediate response to the question "dHabla usted L Seeley, acting personnel director; and center, holding gift, Sylvia de
espafiol?" if you're asking one of the 10 graduates of the first class of the L6pez, instructor. Back row, from left, are Antonio Linares, instructor, and
Panama Canal organization's 6-week total immersion Spanish course. With Stanley J. Wiechert, chief of the Personnel Bureau's Training and Manage-
the students, holding graduation certificates, are, third from left, Ronald ment Development Staff.

New MTC Center
(Continued from p. 1)
driven ship position display board,
and a teletype network throughout
the Canal Zone. A spacious opera-
tions room will have three floor
levels from which watch supervisors,
schedulers, controllers and clerks
will have an unobstructed view of
the 48-foot by 6-foot ship position
display board.
Specially designed consoles and
work stations will allow controllers
and schedulers to monitor the pro-
gress of transiting ships faster, more
efficiently and in more comfortable
Communications stations at key
points along the Canal will provide
instant communications between the
center and every element concerned
with ship movements, bunkering
and stevedoring operations, admeas-
urement, customs and collection of
Although the modem techniques
will automate much of the work,
decision-making will be left to ex-
perienced marine traffic control per-

Obtain Proper Permit Betty B

Before Altering House Named
Of Swe
Remodeling or making an addi- series of popular approved modifi-
tion to your quarters can be a satis- cations for the various types of Betty Bla
fying project when it's handled Panama Canal housing units. The elected presil
properly. But it can be a source of designs can be reviewed and copies Chapter of S'
costly problems when done in haste obtained from the Engineering Di- international,
and without one vital ingredient- vision Architectural Branch for sub- ganization fr
a building permit. mission to the Housing Manager 20,000 memb
Whether it be a new patio, a par- with an application for a permit. tears in every
tition or a maid's room, occupants Delays in processing the requests well as Canac
of Panama Canal quarters must first can be expected because of the Elected to
obtain a building permit. This may volume of Company - Government year are June
be done by writing to the Housing engineering work, the large quan- Betty McCul
Manager and enclosing a sketch tity of building permits and the tary; Gretch)
that adequately explains the pro- limited manpower available. When ing secretary
posed modifications, the modification is of a standard de- treasurer.
Work done without approval sign, however, the delay is de- Crossroads
will have to be removed by the oc- creased considerably.rssr
cupant or by the Canal organiza- The Engineering Division will terested Ala
tion at the occupant's expense. Fre- review the request and issue the bership and g
quently, the unauthorized modifica- building permit and both the per- at 7:30 p.m.,.
tions are found to be unsatisfactory mit and the Housing Manager's tobal Women
from the standpoint of maintenance, authority to proceed will be for- is planned fo
building preservation or appearance. warded to the applicant through the Other acti'
For example, a number of Canal Construction Division. Under no 1974-75 cale
Zone residents have built additions condition should work be started "Barbershop '
using untreated wood, thereby pro- without a permit and Construction by the Internz
viding avenues of entry for termites. Division Inspector's approval to class for prosy
Residents contemplating altera- begin work. pr
tions are encouraged to consider a After the modification is com- by Sweet Ac
modification design that has al- pleted, the resident must notify the music awards
ready been approved. There are a Construction Division Inspector so of Cristobal
that a final inspection may be made for civic and
Afro-Caribbean to insure strict compliance with the the highlight
Cultures Course approved design and standards. be presented
Cultures Course LET--------
The Canal Zone College is offer- ' � LET
ing a new course, SOC 200, Intro- / i
duction to Afro-Caribbean Cultures, '
in its fall semester schedule of : j ' .. '
classes. ' ' I -
Designed to serve as both an SHiie yolUSHO ur S
area studies and as a black studies fln P L YOUR U LKL i
course, Introduction to Afro-Carib- -_-----._____ Ii
bean Cultures, provides a survey of - -S
African and, later, Asian culture
contributions to the development

and contemporary life of Caribbean
nations. African ethnic and cultural
backgrounds at the time of Euro-
pean colonization of the Caribbean
area provide the base from which
the study develops.
The socio-economic adjustments
attending the abolition of black
slavery in the Caribbean area and
the long neglected contributions of
African and Asian peoples in the
development of the railroads and
the Panama Canal are given em-
phasis. The survey is concluded
with a comprehensive view of the
contemporary roles and trends of
these cultures in the Caribbean area
SOC 200, Introduction to Afro-
Caribbean Cultures, will be offered
on Tuesday and Thursdays, 6:40
to 8:05 p.m., in Room 138. The first
class will meet on Tuesday, Au-
gust 27.



eet Adelines

nchette was recently
dent of the Crossroads
weet Adelines, Inc., an
four-part harmony or-
)r women which has
ers in almost 500 chap-
state of the Union, as
la and the Canal Zone.
Serve with her this
e May, vice president;
llen, recording secre-
Ln Lange, correspond-
; and Donna Bunnell,

Chapter invites all in-
ntic siders to a mem-
guest night to be held
August 26, at the Cris-
's Club. Entertainment
r the evening.
cities planned for the
ndar year, include a
Workshop," sponsored
national Organization; a
activee directors, given
decline Cecelia Cove;

to a deserving
High School;
charitable ever
of the year, a s
next April.


': .

Acting Chief, Records Management Branch, Fred Mead, has Jaime Jos6
Gonzalez put a "smile" on his shoes before beginning his daily duties in
the Administration Building. No stranger to Canal Zone residents, Gon-
zilez for many years shined shoes at the Diablo Heights Service Center.
Every morning, Gonzalez makes a round of offices in the building, putting
a shine on shoes of personnel too busy to leave their desks. Shoeshine
headquarters are located on the ground floor of the Administration Building.

Because of popular demand, the
Canal Zone Pacific Power Squadron
will extend its public boating course
to the Atlantic side as well as the
Registration and the introductory
class will be held on August 26
beginning at 7 p.m. in the Cris-
tobal YMCA.
The course will stress safety, the
theory of basic boat handling and
seamanship, firefighting, first aid,
and trailering. Also, there will be a
segment on charts and their use in
basic piloting.
The course is open to all who are

interested in boating and who enjoy
a day on the water. It is not neces-
sary to own a boat to profit from the
course. The course is designed to
appeal to both the experienced
boatman and the landlubber iho
would like to know something about
boating. Whether one aspires to be
a skipper, an ordinary seaman, or
just a passenger out for a boat ride,
enjoyment and boating pleasure will
be enhanced through the knowl-
edge gained from. attending. the
Safe Boating Through Education
is the motto of the United States
Power Squadrons.


In-Service Employee Transfer-Vacancy Bulletin

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race,
religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor.

singing Accounts Maintenance Clerk NM-5 ---- ------ - $7,737.60
its; and Air-Compressor Plant Operator MG-8 -- -----------$2.74
show to Clerk-Stenographer NM-41 ------- .. ----- ---- $6,947.20
Clerk-Typist NM-31 ---------------- --------------.$4,617.60
Crane Operator (Leader) MG-9
(Bilingual. Driver's license required)------------------$3.74
Dressing Room Attendant NM-2* (Male) -----$4,076.80
/ Electrician (Oiesel Engine Experience) MG-10
(English required) _------------ ---------------$5.10
Grounds Maintenance General Foreman CS-8
(Bilingual. Driver's license required)------------ ------$3.57
S Instrument Mechanic (Mechanical) MG-11_ ---- -$5.30
I anitor MG-10 (Part-Time NTE 30 hours)---------------- -$1.90
Laborer MG-1 ------------------------------------- . $190
Laborer MG-3 ---------------------------------------$1.93
Laborer (Track) MG-3* .------------------ -- $1.93
Librarian (Medical Science) NM-7/9
(Knowledge of Spanish desirable)_ ...--- $9,526.40/$11,606.40
Licensed Practical Nurse NM-3/5
(Shift work required) _---- -- -- $4,617.60/$7,737.60
Liquid Fuels Wharfman MG-8 (Knowledge of English;
swimming ability required) -----.----------- $2.74
Master Towboat FE-15__ ---------- ---------- ---- $7.14
Nurse/Clinical Nurse NM-4/7
(Shift work required)-------- -- $7,384.00/$9,838.40
Personnel Assistant NM-11 ___-- ---- _------ -- _-.$13,915.20
Sheetmetal Mechanic MG-10 -------- --------- $5.10
Staffing Clerk (Typing) NM-41 --------$6,947.20
Tools and Parts Attendant MG-6--------- -------$2.08
Ward Clerk NM-3 ___ __--------------- $4.617.60

Bureau Lo
or ca-
Division tio
Com. Servs.


Com. Servs.
Gorgas Hos.
Gorgas Hos.

Health A
E&C Dir. Off.
Gorgas Hos.

P 1

Pipefitter MG-10 (NTE 1 year).- _____ - - ------ --- - $5.10 Maintenance A 1
Sheetmetal Mechanic MG-10 (NTE 1 year) .------ --$5.10 Maintenance P 2
Sheetmetal Mechanic Helper MG-5 (NTE 1 year)--_ _ - $2.03 Maintenance P 1

Application must be submitted on Form 443, APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER. A separate appli-
cation must be submitted for each job listed. When applying for more than one position, indi-
cate 1st choice, 2d choice, etc. New listings are shown in boldface type. The base rates shown
will be increased for U.S. citizens by the appropriate differential plus a tax factor where appli-
cable. I Indicates a written test requirement. � Signifies a security position to be filled only by
a U.S. citizen. Further information may be obtained from the Employment and Placement Branch,
telephones 52-7996, 52-7501, or 43-1288. Employing officials should not be contacted directly.
* Subject to reclassification as Worker Trainee MG-i/NM-1. Employees presently in the
Worker Trainee Program may apply for reassignment within the program.

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Power Squadron To Give

Atlantic Side Boat Classes

Mcis de 59 Aiios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Vol. XIII, No. 8

Viernes 16 de Agosto de 1974

Ayer se Inaugur6 Eclificio

Important Para el Canal

Roberto N. Lewis (segundo de la derecha), aparece
mostrando el Certificado de Premio por Actos Especia-
les que le fue entregado por el Coronel Albert L. Roma-
neski (tercero de la derecha), por haberle salvado la
vida a Clarence Payne (a la extrema derecha), cuando
ambos trabajaban en los talleres de herreria de la Divi-
si6n de Dragado en Gamboa. De izquierda a derecha:

Roberto Lewis

Premiado por

Acto Especial
Recientemente, el Director de
Ingenieria y Construcci6n, Albert
L. Romaneski, se present6 a los ta-
Ileres de torneria de la Divisi6n de
Dragado, en Gamboa, para entre-
garle a Roberto N. Lewis, mecani-
co tornero en esa unidad del Canal
de PanamA, un Certificado por Ac-
tos Especiales, acompailado de un
cheque de $500.
La visit del Coronel Romaneski
culminaba una historic que comen-
z6 el 15 de abril de 1974, cuando
Lewis se encontraba trabajando
como a 25 pies de distancia y de
espaldas a su compafiero Clarence
Payne, quien operaba una miquina
de hacer roscas en tuberias. De re-
pente, una parte de la ropa de
Payne se enred6 en la tuberia que
giraba, hacienda que Payne camera
sobre el pedazo de tuberia que, con
su movimiento atenaz6 otras piezas
(Contindia en la pdgina 4)

Edward Mulroy, Ayudante del Jefe del Ramo de Ope-
raciones; Clarence Sykes, Jefe del Ramo de Reparacio-
nes; R. M. Christensen, Jefe del Ramo de Operaciones
(todos funcionarios de la Divisi6n de Dragado); el Coro-
nel Romaneski; Lewis y Payne. Al fondo, uno de los
trabajadores del taller observe la escena. El certificado
alaba la decision, el valor y la pericia de Lewis.

EL PLD + 40

Gran Proyecto de Dragado

Se Termin6 el Dia de Ayer

El Canal de Panama registry otro
important logro el dia de ayer, al
terminarse formalmente el gigan-
tesco proyecto de la Divisi6n de
Dragado que ahora garantiza a to-
das las naves en trAnsito un calado
minimo de 38 pies durante todo el
afio, except durante los afios en
que la falta de lluvias sea extra-
El Gobernador David S. Parker y
otros dignatarios estuvieron presen-
tes, a bordo de la draga Cascadas,
en Gamboa, para cortar la cinta
simb6lica con que se marc6 la ter-
minaci6n del program, que fue de-
signado PLD+40 o un canal dra-
gado con el fondo a 40 pies sobre
el nivel del mar, Dato Preciso de
Nivelaci6n=PLD. Tambi6n estu-
vieron presents para dicha cere-
monia el Coronel Albert L. Roma-

neski, Director de Ingenieria y Cons-
trucci6n; Paul L. Whitlock, Jefe de
la Division de Dragado y el Capi-
tan Donald A. Franz, Subdirector
de Marina.
La conclusion de PLD+40 coin-
cidi6 con el 60 aniversario de la
apertura del Canal de PanamA.
Y s61o habian pasado 4 afios desde
que se termin6 otra formidable ta-
rea, la ampliaci6n del Corte Gail-
lard de 300 a 500 pies de ancho.
Tanto la ampliaci6n como la pro-
fundizaci6n representan una conti-
nuaci6n de la political del Canal, de
(Contimna en la pdgina 4)

Ayer en la tarde se conmemor6
el 60 aniversario de la apertura del
Canal de PanamA con la inaugura-
ci6n del parcialmente terminado
Centro de Control de Trafico Mari-
timo, en La Boca.
A la ceremonia asisti6 el Gober-
nador de la Zona del Canal David
S. Parker, funcionarios de la em-
presa del Canal de PanamA e invi-
tados de la Repiblica de PanamA
y de los servicios militares.
Antes de cortar la simb6lica cin-
ta, para inaugurar oficialmente el
nuevo centro, el Gobernador Par-
ker habl6 brevemente sobre el sig-
nificado de la inauguraci6n del edi-
ficio y las mejoras que se hacen al
Los invitados fueron Ilevados en
una gira por todo el edificio y ad-
-miraron una exhibici6n de pinturas
del gran artist Al Sprague.
El Centro de Control de TrAfico
Maritime, que estA terminado en
un 60 por ciento, esti situado en
La Boca, muy cerca de la orilla del
Canal. EstarA abierto al puiblico en
general hoy y mariana, de 9 a.m. a
5 p.m.
El centro fue disefiado total-
mente por ingenieros y arquitec-
tos del Canal de PanamA y estA
siendo construido por un contratista
local John S. Bell.
Situado sobre un pequefio pro-
montorio que mira hacia el Mue-
lie 6 y el Canal, el nuevo y moder-
no edificio albergara el Sistema de
Control de Trafico Maritimo, el
Personal de Control de TrAfico Ma-
ritimo y porciones de las Oficinas
de la Divisi6n de Navegaci6n.
Tiene un sal6n de control de tri-
fico maritime de 41 pies de ancho
por 72 pies de largo, un sal6n de
equipo, espacio para labores admi-
nistrativas y un entrepiso que mira-
ra sobre el sal6n de control y que
servira como galeria de visitantes,
un sal6n de conferencias, un sal6n
para adiestramiento y una sala para
visitantes distinguidos.
Integrado en el piso de "terrazzo"
de la entrada principal del edificio
se puede observer un mosaico que
represent una rueda roja de timn6n
de aproximadamente 8 pies de did-

La Secundaria de Paraiso

Observ6 Semana del Libro

metro, con Norte Amirica en el
cuadlante noroeste y Sur America
en el cuadrante sureste, continents
que aparecen en color verde con
bordes amarillos.
El Istmo de PanamA estA pintado
en el centro de la rueda, en color
blanco con un esbozo de Europa al
fondo, tras el mar azul.
Un empleado civil de la Fuerza
Area recibi6 un premio de $1.000
por haber ganado el concurso pa-
trocinado por el Canal de PanamA
para encontrar un diseio que re-
presentara la importancia del Canal
de PanamA en el comercio mundial,
la construcci6n del Canal de Pana-
ma, la operaci6n del Canal de Pa-
nam.a, un motivo marino, de una
nave o de la cultural del Isnto.
Despues que el centro est6 ter-
minado, mas tarde este aio, alber-
garA un sistema por computadoras
que seguira el trAfico de las naves
(Continda en la pdgina 4)

Exhiben Oleos

De Al Sprague

En La Boca
Las pinturas al 6leo que apare-
cen en la edici6n de otoiio del THE
puestas en el Edificio del Centro de
Control de TrAfico Maritimo, en
La Boca, hoy y maiiana, de 9 a.m.
a 5 p.m.
La series de 6leos es obra de Al
Sprague, professor de arte en la Es-
cuela Secundaria de Balboa y en
ella se muestran diferentes opera-
ciones que se verifican en el Canal
de PanamA.
Ademas do las pinturas, habrA
otras exhibiciones que constituirin
parte de la inauguraci6n del nuevo
Edificio de Control de TrAfico Ma-
ritimo y de la conmemoraci6n del
60 aniversario de la inauguraci6n
del Canal de PanamA.
Se invita al publico en general a
admirar las exhibiciones y la entra-
da serA gratis.
S - .- - -.

* r

El Departamento de Espailol de
la Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso,
en uni6n de la Biblioteca de Parai-
so, dirigidos respectivamente por la
Profesora Soledad F. de Epifanio y
la Lie. Ana B. de Forero, han Ile-
vado a cabo, dhiante esta semana
una gran cantidad de actividades
para conmemorar la Semana del

Los Graduandos

De Rainbow City

Editan Periodico
"Voz Estudiantil", es un peri6di-
co que, con atractiva presentaci6n,
han editado los graduandos de la
Escuela de Rainbow City, bajo la
dircci6id de la profesora do espa-
fiol, Sra. Digna de Cerrud.
Dedicado a observer la indepen-
dencia de los Estados Unidos, tiene
un hello disefio de la part superior
de la Estatua de la Libcrtad que
estai situada en una isla, a la entrada
(Continua en la pdgina 4'

A las 7:45 a.m. del lunes 12, se
iniciaron oficialmeiint las activida-
des alusivas a la semana con la Alo-
cuci6n al Libro, pronunciada por la
alumna Sheryl Sealey y transmitida
a traves del sistema de intercomu-
nicaci6n del plantel.
En todos los salones y dependen-
cias de la escuela se presentaron
murales ejecutados por los alumnos
y alusivos al libro y al genio de la
literature hispanica y universal, Don
Miguel de Cervantes y Saavedra.
La Lie. Ana B. de Forero dictO
una interesantee charla sobre "El
Uso de la Biblioteca" a los alumnos
de los grades 7. Seguidamente, se
proyect6 una pelicula sobre "La Se-
mana del Libro" a los alumnos de
los grades 9 y 10. El program del
dia termino con visits que hicieron
todos los alumnos del plantel al
sal6n del grado 7-C, donde habia
una exposici6n alusiva al libro.
El martes 13, hubo un concurso
de vocabulario espaiiol entire los
grades 9, 10 v 12. Despues un con-
curso de dictado en espaiiol, para
los grades 10 y 12. A continuacion
los grades 9, 10 y 12 escucharon
(Contintia en la pdgmna 4)

La Lie. Ana B. de Forero, director de la Biblioteca de
Paraiso, habla a un grupo de estudiantes de la escuela
secundaria del lugar sobre "El Uso de la Biblioteca"
durante una de las muchas actividades que se han Ile-
vado a cabo en ese plantel para conmemorar "La Se-
mana del Libro". Adem-as, ha habido concursos de de-
clamaci6n y de dictado, mesas redondas, exposiciones

de cartels y de ilbumes, en todos los cuales se ha he-
cho infasis en la correccion del idioma espaiol. Todo
el personal docente y educando, al igual que el director,
Profesor )uBois W. Andrews, han cooperado entusias-
tainente con la Jefa del Departamento de Espafiol, Pro-
fesora Soledad F. de Epifanio. Varios oradores invita-
dos tomaron parte en esas actividades.


Agosto 16, 1974

Gente en la Noticia i Su 'aw . 1
^^=(1 'n ^ '^? . � j __ _ _ _ ___

Nilda Preciado, simpatica y culta
ayudante estudiantil de servicio en
la Division de Transporte a Motor,
tiene en esta su segunda "grata ex-
periencia con el Canal de PanamA".
El afno pasado trabaj6 para el De-
partamento de Administraci6n de
Mercancias de la Divisi6n de Abas-
to, en el Edificio 28. Alli desempe-
fiaba funciones de oficinista, en
esencia las mismas que tiene que
desempefiar en su actual empleo,
aunque manejando muy diferente
informaci6n. Nilda es hija de Enri-
que Preciado, propietario de farma-
cia, panamefio, y Sra. Margarita de
Preciado, consagrada Secretaria en
la Oficina del Director de Abasto y
Servicios Comunales del Canal. Un
hermano suyo, el junior, ha trabaja-
do en dos ocasiones como avudan-
te estudiantil: la primera vez en la
Division de Almacenaje y la otra
en la Divisi6n de Dragado. Gra-
duada en 1971 del Colegio Inter-
nacional Maria Inmaculada, viaj6
al afo siguiente a la Universidad
de la ciudad de San Jose, en Cali-
fornia, para iniciar studios sobre
la ensefianza de la matematica ele-
mental. Y es que Nilda ha sentido
especial vocaci6n por el magisterio,
y la ha ligado a su facilidad para las
matemfticas. En adelante continua-
ra sus studios en la Universidad de
la Zona del Canal o en la extension
local de la Universidad del Estado
de Florida. Una vez se grade,
piensa ejercer la profesi6n en Pa-
nama o en la Zona del Canal. Nilda
califica de "fantfsticas" sus dos cx-
periencias de trabajo con la empre-
sa del Canal. "Los conocinmientos
adquiridos en mi anterior trabajo
como ayudante estudiantil me fue-
ron muy tiles cuando trabaje en
el Bank of America en Panamn",
afiade. Es aficionada al cine, prin-

En la Piscina de Paraiso tendrin
lugar el sabado 24 de agosto com-
petencias de nataci6n de la catego-
ria juvenile, tanto para damas como
para varones. Las competencias se
iniciaran a las 9 a.m.
Los interesados en competir de-
beran ser dependientes de ciudada-
nos norteamericanos, dependientes
de residents en la Zona del Canal
o estudiantes de escuelas que ope-
ren en la Zona del Canal. Los par-
ticipantes s6lo podran competir en
un moaximo de tires events.
Habra 48 events, divididos en
igual cantidad de competencias
para varones y damas. Las compe-
tencias son las siguientes:
200 yards estilo libre, 11 y 12 afios.
200 vyardas estilo libre, 13 y 14 afios.
200 vardas estilo libre, de 15 a 17
50 yards estilo libre, 11 y 12.
100 yards estilo libre, 13 y 14.
100 yards estilo libre, 10 afios o
100 yards estilo libre, 13 y 14.
100 yards estilo libre, de 15 a 17.

(Basindose sobre total de Servicio Civil)
40 Ahos
Louis W. King
Subjefe Despachador de
Vehiculos a Motor
Joseph W. Farquhar

50 yards estilo espalda, 10 afios o
50 yards estilo espalda, 11 y 12.
100 vardas estilo espalda, 13 y 14.
100 yardas estilo espalda, 15 a 17.
50 yards estilo pecho, 10 afios o
50 yards estilo pecho, 11 y 12.
100 yards estilo pecho, 13 y 14.
100 yards estilo pecho, 15 a 17.
50 yards estilo mariposa, 10 afios
o menos.
50 yards estilo mariposa 11 y 12.
100 yards estilo mariposa, 13 y 14.
100 yards estilo mariposa, 15 y 17.
200 yards relevo individual, 10
anos o menos.
200 yards relevo individual, 11 y
200 vardas relevo individual, 13 y
400 vardas estilo libre, 15 y 17 aflos.

"Me com( e yer , qIe bcosm
mffrckaa biee, Car&&'

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Gobernador Vicegobernador Director
de la Zona del Canal de Informaci6n
El SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA es una publicaci6n official del Canal de
PanamA, editada en Balboa Heights, Z. del C. Se autoriza la reproducci6n
ya fuere verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6nica o noticia aqui aparecida,
sin necesidad de solicitud expresa. 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 de publicaci6n. Solamente
el material urgente puede ser recibido N procesado para ser usado la misma
semana a mAs tardar el martes al mediodia. Distribuci6n gratis a todos
los empleados del Canal de Panama. Valor de la subscripci6n para otros
$2.60 al afio. Por Correo A6reo $10 al afio. Los cheques deben hacerse
pagaderos a The Panama Canal Company y dirigidos a: SPILLWAY
Subscriptions, Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

Dcscle el 16 hasta el 22 de Agosto de 1974

Aire Acondicionado
Viernes, 10:00-Night Of The Lepus
(SIT) (PG)
Sibado-Bye Bye Birdie y The Little Prince
And The Eight-Headed Dragon (G)
Domingo-The Culpepper Cattle Co.
(SIT) (PG)
Lunes-Walkabout (PG)
Martes-Corky y The Gang That Couldn't
Shoot Straight (SIT) (PG)
Miercoles y jueves-The Outfit (PG)
Sffibado-The Ghost And Mr. Chicken y
The Buccaneer (G)
Domingo-The Black Belly Of The Tarantula y

Believe In Me (SIT) (R)
Lunes-Sleeper (PG)
Miercoles (Preestreno)-Gordon's War
(SIT) (R)
Jueves-The Legend Of Hell House (PG)
GUIA DE PELICULAS: (G) Audiencia general.
Se permitira la entrada de personas de
todas las edades. (PG) Se sugiere la Gufa
de los Padres, pues parte de la pelicula
no sera apta para niios. (R) Restringida.
Los j6venes de menos de 17 afos no seran
admitidos, a no ser que Ileguen acompa-
aados de uno de los padres o por su guar-
diin legal. (X) No se admitira menores de
17 anos. (SIT) Pelicula con titulos en

: * En colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo avtso.

cipalmente las peliculas romAnticas
y de suspense y a la lectura, tam-
bien del mismo genero que las
peliculas. De las lectures, la que
mis le ha impresionado es un relato

sobre el terremoto del 18 de abril
de 1906 en San Francisco, Califor-
nia, en que murieron 452 personas.
La trama gira alrededor de una fa-
milia que sufri6 graves penurias du-
rante la catistrofe, pero el final es



Agosto 16-27-Tiene lugar en la
ciudad de Panama la VIII Con-
ferencia Regional de la FAO (Or-
ganizaci6n de las Naciones Uni-
das para la Alimentaci6n y Agri-
cultura). Se trataran todos los
problems concernientes a los
sectors agropecuarios y otros de
tipo econom6mico que tienen in-
cidencia en Latino Amirica. En
dicha conferencia, cuyas sesiones
de trabajo tendran lugar en el Pa-
lacio Legislativo Justo Aroseme-
na, participarA tambi6n la CE-
PAL (Comisi6n Econ6mica para
la Amnrica Latina), que es de-
pendencia de las Naciones Uni-
Agosto 26-29-Primer Congreso de
la Federaci6n de Esposas de
Abogados de Centro America y
PanamA. Tendri lugar en el Ho-
tel El PanamA Skyline.
Septiembre 8-14-X Congreso In-
teramericano de Planificaci6n.
Entre las atracciones que se ofre-
ceran a las participants en di-
cho congress estara la proyecci6n
del imponente documental "Pa-
nama Espectacular", que tendrA
lugar el 10 de septiembre, a las
8 p.m., en el Sal6n Bella Vista
del Hotel El PanamA Skyline.
Septiembre 23-27-Festival de la
Mejorana, en Guarare, poblaci6n
situada a unas 170 millas al sur-
oeste de la ciudad de PanamA.
Durante los dias del festival se
observan los bailes mas tipicos de
Panama, al igual que las tonadas
verdaderamente puras del folklo-
re panameio. El hospedaje no es
problema pues en Las Tablas, a
menos de 5 minutes, hay un mag-
nifico hotel, el Hotel Oria y a
unos 20 minutes estA la ciudad
de Los Santos, con el magnifico
Hotel La Villa y muy cerca, la
cindad de Chitr6, donde hay va-
rios hotels de primera.

Maneje con cuidado,

detrds de una pelota

siempre va un niiio.

10:30-De Mujer A Mujer
11:15-Cocina Oster
12:00-Archie y Sabrina
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Polla Hipica y
6:00-Fauna Silvestre
6:30-Tevedds Informa
8:30-Doble Tanda

9:30-La Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
12:00--Suerte y Alegria
12:30-Titanes del Ring
1:30-Boxeo desde el
2:30-El Santo
3:30-Fuerza Silenciosa
4:00-El Hombre de la
6:30-Gente Menuda
7:00-Pinina Quiere a Papa
8:00-El Hombre Nuclear*
9:00-Super Estreno

12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Skipy el Canguro
2:30-Plaza Sdsamo"
4:30-Super Ratin

5:00-Pepe Potamis
5:30-Frankestein, Jr.
6:00-Hermanos Coraje *
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Toma *
8:30-Las Calles de S. F'co
9:30-El Aventurero
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:30-Ultima Tanda

12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Skipy el Canguro
2:30-Plaza Sesamor
4:30-Pantera Rosa
5:00-Aventuras de Chan
6:00-Hermanos Coraje *
6:30--Teved6s Informa

8:30-Kung Fu
9:30-Los Protectores*
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:30-Ultima Tanda

12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Skipy el Canguro
2:30-Plaza Sdsamo
4:30-Misi6n Imprevisihle
5:30-ElI Pjaro Loco -
6:00-Hermanos Coraje *
6:30-Tevedis Informa
7:30-Historia Policial *
8:30-Cine Misterio*
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:30-Ultima Tanda

7:30--ronside * VIERNES
8:30-Cine Favorite 12:00-Los Picapiedras
10:00-Ultimas Noticias 12:30-Tras la Noticia
10:30-Ultima Tanda 1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Skipy el Canguro
MIERCOLES 2:30-Plaza S6samo
12:00-Los Picapiedras 4:30-Escuadr6n Diab6lico
12:30-Tras la Noticia 5:00-Autos Locos
1:00-El Show de la Una 5:30--osie y los
2:00-Skipy el Canguro Gatimelidicos
2:30-Plaza Sesamo 6:00-Hermanos Coraje *
4:30-El Fantasma Revoltoso 6:30-Tevedds Informa
5:00-Josie y las Melddicas 7:30-Los Waltons*
5:30-Los Honrados Barkleys 8:30-Los Novatos
6:00-Hermanos Coraje 9:30-Toque Satinico
6:30-Tevedds Informa 10:00-Ultimas Noticias
7:30-El Escuadr6n Fantasma* 10:30-Ultima Tanda

aZ T all 4 * En colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.

10:00-Camino de la Verdad
10:30-Festival de Cartones
11:30-Arriba Pancho
12:00-Misterio a la Orden
1:00-Informative del
l:30-S6bados con Martinez
4:00-La Ley del Rev6lver
5:00-Titanes en el Ring
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Barnabhy Jones*
8:00-Owen Marshall
9:00-Marcus Welby*
10:00-Cine Colosal

8:30-Festival de Cartones
8:45-Aprenda Ingles en su
9:15-La Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
12:00-Salvese Quien Pueda
12:30-Musical Espectacular*
i:30-Domingo Deportivo
5:30-Super Tanda
8:00-El FBI en Accidn
9:00-Hawaii 5-0 *
10:00-Cine Colosal

11:00-Festival de Cartones
11:15-Social Femenino
11:45-Thihaud *
12:15- Variedades del Lunes*
1:00--nformativo del
2:30-Muchacha Italiana
3:00-La Consentida de
3:30-Novela Juvenil
4:00-Abbott y Costello
4:30-El Enmascarado
5:00-Butch Cassidy"
5:30-Los Cometas de Bailey
6:00--Telenoticias RPC

8:00-El Retorno*
9:00-Una Muchacha Llamada
10:00-Cuestiin de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal

10:45-Programa Educative
11:15-Social Femenino
11:45-Thibaud *
12:15-El Tornillo
1:00-Informative del
2:30-Muchacha Italiana
3:00-La Consentida de
3:30-Novela luvenil
4:00-Abbott y Costello
4:30-El Enmascarado
5:00-Butch Cassidy*
5:30-Los Cometas de Bailey
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00 El Juicio*
8:00-El Retorno*
9:00-Una Muchacha Llamada
10.00-Cuestidn de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal
11:00-Festival de Cartones
11:15-Social Femenino
11:45-Festival de Cartones
12:00-Sorteo del Miercolito
1:00--nformative del
2:30-Muchacha Italiana
3:00-La Consentida de
3:30-Novela Juvenil
4:00-Abbott y Costello
4:30-Enmascarado Espacial
5:00-Butch Cassidy
5:30-Los Cometas de Bailey
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-El Mundo en Guerra
8:00-El Retorno*
9:00-Una Muchacha Llamada

10:00-Cuestion de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal

10:45--Programa Educative
11:15--Social Femenino
12:15-La Criada Bien Criada*
1:00--nformative del
2:30-Muchacha Italiana
3:00-La Consentida de
3:30-Novela Juvenil
4:00-Abbott y Costello
4:30-El Enmascarado
5:00-Butch Cassidy*
5:30-Los Cometas de Bailey
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Topo Gigio
8:00-El Retorno*
9:00-Una Muchacha Llamada
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal

11:00-Festival de Cartones
11:15-Social Femenino
11:45-Thibaud *
1:00--nformativo del
2:30-Muchacha Italiana
3:00-La Consentida de
3:30-Novela Juvenil
4:00-Abbotty Costello
4:30-El Enmascarado
5:00-Butch Cassidy*
5:30-Los Cometas de Bailey
6:00--Telenoticias RPC
7.00 Pentagrama0
8:00-El Retorno*
9:00-Una Muchacha Llamada
!0-00 Cuestion de Minutos
10-15 La Hora Cero

Pagina 2

Habra Torneo de Nataci6n feliz.


Agosto 16, 1974


En Nueva York

Dama Ayuda a J6venes de

Panama a Seguir Estudios 0

Una dama panamefia, la Sra. Sara
Anesta Samuels, resident en Nue-
va York, se reuni6 un dia de 1953
con otras damas panamefias resi-
dentes en la Babel de Hierro y dis-
cutieron c6mo ayudar a seguir sus
studios universitarios en los Esta-
dos Unidos a muchos j6venes pana-
mefios que estaban pasando nece-
Las otras damas eran las sefioras
Joyce Gumbs, Maria Neilson, Es-
me Granger, Rosa Binnom, Edith
Kirton, Catherine Grace, las sefio-
ritas Noemi Straker y Ruby Lindo
y la Sra. Nella Gunning. Cuando
termin6 la reunion, se habia forma-
do una entidad especialmente des-
tinada a recolectar fondos con que
ayudar a los universitarios paname-
fios necesitados con el fin de que
pudieran terminar sus carreras en la
gran Naci6n del Norte.
La sociedad se llam6 The Dedi-
cators, Inc. y su primera president
fue la Sra. Nella Gunning. El lema
que escogieron fue "Lo que el Hom-
bre Puede Concebir, Tambi6n lo
Puede Lograr".
Y en verdad, que lo han logrado,
no s61o las damas que iniciaron la
sociedad, sino todos los demas que
han ingresado a ella, incluso mu-
chos hombres, pues la lista de pro-
fesionales que han recibido su ayu-
da es grande: Este afio, se gradua-
ron la Srta. Felicia Hogan, en la
Universidad St. John's de Nueva
York; Edward Kornreich, en la Uni-
versidad de Columbia, en Nueva
York; el Ing. Enrique SAnchez, en
la Universidad Doane en Crete,
Nebraska y la Srta. Patricia Kirton,
en Lenguas Extranjeras, en el Ins-
tituto Hampton, de Virginia.
Hay otros nombres, muy conoci-
dos en PanamA, que durante sus es-
tudios estuvieron muy ligados a
The Dedicators, Inc., de Nueva
York. Entre otros, estan la Srta.
Emily Butcher, Supervisora de Md-
sica en las Escuelas Latinoamerica-
nas de la Zona del Canal; el Reve-
rendo Waldaba H. Stewart, que ha
efectuado una gran labor religiosa
y de asistencia social en las ciuda-
des de PanamA y Col6n y en la Zona
del Canal y el Dr. George Wester-
man, periodista y diplomAtico pa-
namefio de valia.
La rama local de The Dedicators,
Inc., rendirA homenaje el sAbado 24
de agosto a la fundadora de ese be-
n6fico organismo, Sra. Sara Anesta
Samuel en uni6n de su esposo Henry
Samuel, quien le sirvi6 de gran ayu-

da a que su suefio se convirtiera en
El homenaje consistir. en una
cena de gala en los salones de la
Gran China, a la que asistirA una
gran cantidad de amigos y benefi-
ciados por las actividades de esa
asociaci6n, ademis de una gran
cantidad de pitblico que admira la
gran obra que llevan a cabo a be-
neficio de j6venes panamefios que
prometen y que no pueden seguir
studios universitarios debido a su
situaci6n econ6mica.
Habra muchas atracciones y prin-
cipalmente se reunirin viejos ami-
gos de PanamA y de Nueva York en
un gran ambiente de cordialidad.
Para reservaciones y mayor infor-
maci6n, se podra Ilamar a las si-
guientes personas: Erick Oakley,
52-4558; Ines Smith, 52-4266; Myr-
de Pond, 52-4930; Richard Ford,
52-4215; Clyde Sealey, 52-4762;
Lloyd Fray, 52-4776; Raymond
George, 52-5695 y John Beckles,

Reunion Cena

De la NDTA

Habra el 22
El pr6ximo jueves 22 de agosto,
de 7 a 9:30 p.m., tendrA lugar una
reuni6n cena del Capitulo de Pana-
mA de la "National Defense Trans-
portation Association", durante la
cual tomarA posesi6n la nueva di-
rectiva que regira los destinos de la
asociaci6n durante el period de
La reuni6n cena tendrA lugar en
el Sal6n Bahia del Club Uni6n de
la ciudad de PanamA. Una atracci6n
especial serA la pelicula del Cruce
del DariBn.
Se cobrara una cuota de $5 por
persona. Para reservaciones, deberA
Ilamarse al 52-5691.

Su trabajo depend del

iNo arroje aceite u
otros materials que
contaminen las

Ishmael Bailey, patrullero de la Fuerza de Seguridad PanamA. Bailey not6 que los escalones y la baranda de
del Canal, muestra a Donald A. Dertien, Director de una de las compuertas de las Esclusas de Pedro Miguel
Marina del Canal de PanamA, al centro y a Lawrence no bajaban durante su operaci6n normal. Llamo inme-
Barca, Jr., Jefe de la Divisi6n de Esclusas, el lugar diatamente al Operario de la Caseta de Control y le
donde, mientras estaba trabajando, llev6 a cabo un acto dijo que detuviera el movimiento de la compuerta, con
especial que le mereci6 un premio de $100 y el Certi- lo que su actitud vigilante y su rapida acci6n,evit6 la
ficado de Actos o Servicios Especiales del Canal de destrucci6n complete de los escalones.



Grado 12 Mary Webster
Linda Brown Luanna Wilson
Linda Clarke Grado 8
Sabrina Collymore AixaDomnguez
Raquel Hawkinsnea Goron
Vielka Johnson Oneida Gordon
Ermelinda Martinez Ruchena Rodriguez
Norene Wade
Grado 11 ado 7
raorad1 7
Kenneth Johnson B arn
Alvin Lim Beverly Barnett
Esteban Mavers Gregory Hinds
Marisa Mullings Marcela Springer
Donna Spencer
Grado 10
Clenn Ford U
Sylvia Ford
Brenda Lowe
Damaris Nieto _
Grado 9
Yvette Barrett
Donalda Brathwaite Durante el entierro de uno de los
Jeannette Griffith principles ayudantes del Coronel
Ana Sainten George W. Goethals, Ingeniero Jefe
de la Construcci6n del Canal en la
6poca de la construcci6n, se le acer-
c6 a este un empleado joven y am-
bicioso, y le susurr6 al oido: dCree
usted que yo podria ocupar el pues-
to del senior que muri6? Goethals
le contest: Claro que si . . . si cabe
E. en el ata6d.

Club Cavaliers

Prepara Gira a

Isla S. Andres
El Club Cavaliers, integrado por
empleados del Canal de Panama de
los sectors Atlntico y Pacifico, estA
preparando una gran excursion a la
Isla de San Andres, con el fin de
brindar a sus socios unos dias de
solaz en esa paradisiaca isla.
Los excursionistas partirAn del
Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocu-
men a las 9 a.m. del viernes 11 de
octubre v regresarAn al atardecer
del lunes siguiente. Los excursionis-
tas del sector Atlantico saldrAn de
Col6n, entire Calles 8 y 9, Central,
a las 5:30 a.m. Todos los pasajeros
deberAn estar en el Aeropuerto de
Tocumen a las 8 a.m.
El precio, de $120 por persona,
incluirA pasaje, hospedaje en un
hotel de primera, giras, tres comidas
diarias, impuestos de aeropuerto y
un brindis.
Para que no haya contratiempos
de filtima hora, los interesados de-
beran poseer pasaporte vilido por
no menos de 6 meses, vacuna inter-
nacional y Paz y Salvo de la Rep6-
blica de PanamA. Los ciudadanos
norteamericanos deberAn tener con-
sigo un permiso de entrada y de

Anuncian Curso de Botes

A Motor a Partir del 26

Leonard Small, lubricador a bordo de remolcadores
(al centro), muestra el Certificado de Seguridad de 40
afios, al que se hizo acreedor por haber laborado duran-
te 40 afios, sin haber sufrido accident alguno causante
de incapacidad. Junto con el certificado, recibi6 tam-

bien un emblema de seguridad por 40 afios. A la iz-
quierda aparece George Booth, Especialista de Segu-
ridad del Distrito Norte de la Direcci6n de Marina y a
la derecha, el CapitAn Clive W. Lewis, CapitAn del
Puerto de Crist6bal.

El Club de Botes a Motor del
sector Pacifico de la Zona del Canal
iniciarA el pr6ximo 26 de agosto, a
las 7:30 p.m., en la Cafeteria de la
Escuela Secundaria de Curund6,
un curso sobre los fundamentos de
la navegaci6n segura en botes.
El curso abarcarA seguridad al
navegar, principios generals de
operaci6n de botes, extinci6n de in-
cendios, primeros auxilios y la for-
ma correct de Ilevar una embarca-
ci6n en el remolque del autom6vil.
Las classes se ofrecerAn los lunes
hasta el mes de diciembre, de 7:30
a 9:30 p.m. El program incluirA la
presentaci6n de peliculas, transpa-
rencias ilustrativas de las ensefian-
zas dictadas en clase, discusi6n y
experiencia en la organizaci6n de
cursos de esta naturaleza.
No se cobrara a los que partici-
pen en el curso. Sin embargo, aque-
llos que lo deseen pueden matricu-
larse formalmente y obtener dos
cr6ditos por semestre validos en la
Universidad de la Zona del Canal.

Los interesados en lograr creditos
universitarios deberAn matricularse,
cualquier dia laborable, en la Uni-
versidad de la Zona del Canal y
cumplir con los trAmites formales
para el caso.
Este afio el Club de Botes a Mo-
tor del sector Pacifico de la Zona
del Canal cumple sus 25 afios de
funcionamiento. MAs de 2.000 per-
sonas han participado en cursos or-
ganizados por esta agrupaci6n.
Las personas que cumplan el cur-
so bisico podrAn incorporarse al
club y participar despu6s en cursos
avanzados sobre thcnicas en alta
mar, pilotaje, navegaci6n, manteni-
miento de motors, electr6nica ma-
ritima, meteorologia y zarpe.
Las matriculas se reciben en las
oficinas administrativas de la uni-
versidad en La Boca. Los estudian-
tes interesados en matricularse en
este curso, asi como en otros cursos
ofrecidos por la universidad, delen
matricularse antes del 23 de agosto,
ya que las classes comienzan el hines
26 de agosto.

Pagina 3

Agosto 16, 1974


Para Hacer Modificaciones

Hay que Solicitar Permiso

El transformar o haccr una adi-
ci6n a su residencia puede ser un
proyecto satisfactorio, si se hace
adecuadamente. Pero tambi6n pue-
de ser origen de costosos problems,
cuando se hacen de apuro y sin tun
ingredient vital: el permiso de
Ya sea un patio nuevo, un tabi-
que o un cuarto de empleada, los
ocupantes de las residencias del
Canal de PanamA, deberAn obtener
antes el permiso de construcci6n.
Este requisite puede cumplirse es-
cribiendo al Gerente de la Oficina
de la Vivienda, incluycndo un di-
bujo que explique adecuadamente
las modificaciones que se piensan
levar a cabo.
El trabajo que se haya hecho sin
aprobaci6n deberl ser quitado por
el ocupante o por la empresa del
Canal y el ocupante debera correr

R. Lewis Premiado ...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
de ropa del hombre al que apretaba
mas y mis.
A los gritos de Payne, Lewis,
quien en ese entonces era aprendiz
de mecanico tornero de cuarto aio,
se dio vuelta y vio lo que ocurria.
Sin pensar en su propia seguridad,
corri6 a la mAquina de Payne, solt6
el plato de mordazas, con lo que se
detuvo la tuberia y cort6 la corrien-
te. Payne cay6 al suelo, pero en ese
moment llegaron otros dos traba-
jadores, que ayudaron a Lewis a
aflojar una soga que estaba aho-
gando a Payne.
Payne fue llevado al Dispensario
de Gamboa, donde se le atendi6 de
varias cortadas y de las quemadu-
ras que le habia causado la soga
alrededor de la cintura. Luego, se
le refiri6 al Hospital Corgas para
que se le hiciera un examen fisico
El Coronel Walter W. Fade,
Jefe de la Divisi6n de Dragado en
ese entonces dijo: "La vigilancia de
Lewis, su conocimiento de la ma-
quinaria y su rApida reacci6n ante
una emergencia de esa clase fueron
factors decisivos en evitar graves
lesiones o una possible fatalidad".

con los gastos. Frecuentemente, se
encuentra que las modificaciones no
autorizadas resultan no satisfacto-
rias, desde el punto de vista del
mantenimiento, preservaci6n y apa-
riencia del edificio. Por ejemplo,
una cantidad de residents de la
Zona del Canal han hecho adicio-
nes utilizando madera no tratada
contra insects, con lo que han pro-
porcionado lugares de entrada al
Se exhorta a los residents que
piensan hacer alteraciones que con-
sideren un disefio de modificaciones
que ya haya sido aprobado. Existe
una series de modificaciones popula-
res, ya aprobadas, para los diferen-
tes tipos de unidades de vivienda
del Canal de Panaria. Estos dise-
fios pueden ser revisados y se pue-
den obtener copies en el Ramo de
Arquitectura de la Divisi6n de In-
genieria, para presentarlas al Ge-
rente de la Oficina de la Vivienda,
junto con una solicitud de permiso.
Puede esperarse que haya demo-
ras en el procesamiento de las soli-
citudes debido a la cantidad de tra-
bajo de ingenieria de la Compafiia-
Gobierno, la gran cantidad de per-
misos de construcci6n y el personal
disponible, que es limitado. Cuando
la modificaci6n es de un disefio es-
tandar, las demoras disminuyen
La Division de Ingenieria revisa-
ra la solicitud y otorgarA el permiso
de construcci6n y, tanto el permiso
como la autorizaci6n del Cerente de
la Oficina de la Vivienda para pro-
seguir con el trabajo les serAn en-
viados al solicitante por medio de
la Division de Construcci6n. Bajo
ninguna circunstancia deberi ini-
ciarse el trabajo sin el permiso y la
aprobaci6n del Inspector de la Di-
visi6n de Construcci6n.
Despues que se terminen las mo-
dificaciones, el resident debera no-
tificar al Inspector de la Divisi6n de
Construcci6n, para que haga una
inspecci6n final y constate que se
ha cumplido estrictamente con el
disefio aprobado y con los regla-


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'Sweet Adelines'

Eligen Directiva
Betty Blanchette fue reciente-
mente elegida president del Capi-
tulo Crossroads de Sweet Adelines,
Inc., una entidad musical de muje-
res, que tiene 20.000 miembros en
casi 500 capitulos.
Junto con ella, fueron elegidas
para servir durante 1 aio, June
May, como vicepresidenta; Betty
McCullen, secretaria de actas; Gret-
chyn Lange, secretaria de corres-
pondencia y Donna Bunnell, teso-
El Capitulo Crossroads invita a
todas las damas del sector AtlAnti-
co a una noche para miembros e
invitados que tendrA lugar el 26 de
agosto a las 7:30 p.m. en el Club
de Mujeres de Crist6bal.
Otras actividades que se planean
para el afio calendario 1974-75 in-
cluyen un "Taller de Misica Vocal",
patrocinado por la entidad interna-
cional; una escuela para futuras di-
rectoras, que serA dictada por Cece-
lia Gove, miembro de las Sweet
Adelines locales; premios de misi-
ca a un graduando meritorio de la
Escuela Secundaria de Crist6bal;
presentaci6n de n6meros cantados
en events civicos y de caridad y
como atracci6n y actividad princi-
pal del afio, un espectAculo que sera
presentado en el mes de abril del
ailo entrante.

-. " LET


lo. Sun( y S SHOe!

S.r -

Una nueva adici6n al personal que trabaja en el Edificio de Administraci6n
es Jaime Jos6 Gonzalez, quien se encarga de que los zapatos de todos los
empleados luzcan como nuevos. GonzAlez no es desconocido para los resi-
dentes de la Zona del Canal, pues durante muchos aios limpi6 calzados
en el Centro de Servicios Comunales de Diablo Heights. Aparece limpian-
do los zapatos de Pablo Tola, t6cnico de laboratorio en el Ramo de Artes
GrAficas. Todas las mafianas, impecablemente vestido, GonzAlez toma su
caja de limpiar zapatos y recorre las oficinas del edificio, para limpiarle
los zapatos a los funcionarios que por sus ocupaciones no pueden bajar
a donde GonzAlez tiene su puesto de limpiar calzados.

, CU
Ayer se Inauguro ...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)

por el Canal y proporcionard infor-
maci6n rapida a los controladores
de trifico y a los operadores de las
instalaciones para el manejo del
trifico maritime.
El sistema consistirA en delica-
das mini computadoras, un tablero,
trari la posici6n de las naves en el
Canal y una red de teletipos que se
extenderA por toda la Zona del
Canal. Un espacioso sal6n de ope-
raciones tendrA tres niveles y des-
de 61, los supervisors de guar-
dia, los programadores, los contro-
ladores y los oficinistas tendrAn una
vista sin obstrucciones del tablero,
de 48 pies de largo y 6 pies de an-
cho, donde se verA la posici6n de
cada una de las naves.
Consolas especialmente disefia-
das y estaciones de trabajo permi-
tirAn a los controladores y progra-
madores seguir el progress de los
buques en trinsito mas ripida, efi-
ciente y mis c6modamente en ese
Estaciones de comunicaci6n en
puntos claves a lo largo del Canal
proporcionaran comunicaciones ins-
tantaneas entire el Centro y todos los
elements relacionados con los mo-
vimientos de las naves, aprovisiona-
miento de combustible y operacio-
nes de estiba, arqueo, aduanas y
cobro de peajes.
A pesar de que la thcnica moder-
na automatizarA la mayor parte del
trabajo, el personal experimentado
del control de trafico maritime ten-
dra que tomar las decisions.

S3 os Graduandos ...

(Viene de la pcgina 1)
del puerto de Nueva York, con la
leyenda de la placa que lleva dicha
estatua. Otro de los interesantes di-
bujos que trae es el monument a
Washington, situado en la capital
de los Estados Unidos.
La pdgina editorial analiza sesu-
damente la independencia y poste-
rior trayectoria de la gran naci6n
nortefia. En otra de sus piginas se
comentan las relaciones entire Pa-
namai y los Estados Unidos y hay
un andlisis literario de la vida y las
obras del gran escritor guatemalte-
co Miguel Angel Asturias, reciente-
mente fallecido.
Trae tambin una magnifica tra-
ducci6n de la letra del Himno de
los Estados Unidos y, como toda
revista estudiantil, present dos be-
llos poemas de autores latinoameri-
canos sobre lo que son el studio y
las labores escolares. Da informa-
ci6n sobre las iltimas adiciones a
]a biblioteca de la escuela, habla de
los deportes, tiene un crucigrama y
notas socials.
La redaccion del SPILLWAY feli-
cita a los graduandos de Rainbow
City y a la Profesora de Cerrud por
esta magnifica iniciativa.


Primer Grado
Ana Davy
Anayansi Greaves
Carl Llewelyn
Tania Myers
Deborah Parris
Lizca Spalding
Dellree Williams
Segundo Grado
Jessica Blades
Daniza Dominguez
Celina Edward
Yadira Griffith
Etilia Hawkins
Danilo Johnson
Karen Layne
Prudencia Manuel
Jennine Savory
Tercer Grado
Darcy Gordon

El PLD+ 40...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
servir a la navegaci6n mundial con
la mayor eficiencia possible, particu-
larmente si se tiene en cuenta el
nimero y tamafio siempre crecien-
tes de las naves que utilizan la via
El proyecto de profundizaci6n
comenz6 hace 52 afios, pero el tra-
bajo se aceler6 enormemente al ter-
minar la ampliaci6n del Corte. An-
tes de que se empezara a trabajar a
todo vapor, fue necesario conseguir
un juego complete de cartas hidro-
grAficas de todo el Corte Gaillard y
de secciones del Lago Gat6n y se-
fialar todas las areas que estaban
por arriba de la elevaci6n 40. Des-
pu6s, se dibujaron cortes secciona-
les de las regions donde se nece-
sitaria efectuar dragado extenso
para calcular el volume de mate-
rial que deberia ser removido y una
programaci6n para el desarrollo del
La labor que sigui6, requiri6 el
esfuerzo combinado de todo el equi-
po de perforaci6n y voladura sub-
acuatica y de excavaci6n de la Di-
visi6n de Dragado, incluso las dra-
gas Mindi, de succi6n; Goliath, de
grlia y Cascadas, de cuchar6n, ade-
mais del bote de taladros Thor.
La Mindi excav6 hidraulicamente
2.932.000 yards c6bicas de mate-
rial del Corte y del Lago Catmn;
las Cascadas retire un total de
1.119.150 yards clibicas de mate-
rial del Corte Gaillard; los remolca-
dores que apoyaron las actividades
de dragado Ilevaron a los lugares de
desecho 1.120 barcazas cargadas de
material y el bote de taladros Thor
abri6 10.262 agujeros, que repre-
sentaron 154.481 pies lineales. Se
detonaron 711.603 libras de dina-
mita con el fin de volar 416.896
yardas c6bicas de roca, para que se
pudiera proceder a excavarla.

Venus Lowe
Susan Webster
Cuarto Grado
Yvette Austin
Valerie Blades
Diony Chandler
Carmela Bonnick
Ricardo Henry
Andr6 Josiah
Adriana Maclao
Angela Mayers
Annie Pomare
Edilma Thomas
Dalis Vigier
Ilka Wilson
Quinto Grado
Michellie Blades
Miguel Burgess
Eneida Daniel
Miriam Toppin
Sexto Grado
Yvette Andrews
Norma Clarke
Deborah Ford
Sonia Gittens
Xiomnara Hansen
Tamara Henry
Odilia Machore
Orsulina Manuel
Celia Martin
Yvette Nurse
Anataide Rodriguez
Martin Salamanca
Dalys Scott
Jorge Skeet
Amelia Springer
Mirna Trotman

La Secundaria .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
una conferencia sobre "El Aboga-
do". Finalmente, los alumnos del
grado 11, hicieron una exposici6n
de albumes con pensamientos ilus-
trados en relaci6n con el libro.
El miircoles 14, los grades 7 y 8
tuvieron concursos de dictado en
espafiol. Luego, los alumnos gra-
duandos escenificaron poesias, cuen-
tos, novelas, peliculas y episodios
jocosos. Finalizaron las actividades
del dia con un concurso de lecture
a cargo de los grades 10 y 12.
El jueves 15 hubo concursos de
poesia, en los grades 7, 9 y 10. Se-
guidainente, otro concurso de lec-
tura en espafiol en los grades 7,
7-B y 7-D. Finalmente, una mesa
redonda en la que participaron los
alumnos de los grades 8-A, 8-C y
8-D. Los temas que se trataron
versaron sobre la fundaci6n de la
ciudad de PanamA y el 60 aniver-
sario de la apertura del Canal.
Las actividades de la Semana del
Libro ulmninaron el viernes con un
acto cultural que tuvo lugar on ho-
ras de la tarde y en el clue partici-
paron los alumnos mis sobrcsalien-
tes en el idioma espailol, (e coro y
la banda del colcgio.

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