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The Panama Canal spillway =

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Title:
The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Portion of title:
Spillway
Parallel title:
Canal de Panamá Spillway
Issues for also have Spanish title:
Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Creator:
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
Publisher:
Panama Canal
Publication Date:
Frequency:
Biweekly[Jan. 6, 1984-1999]
Weekly[ FORMER <June 1966>-Dec. 23, 1983]
biweekly
regular
Language:
English
Physical Description:
37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.

Subjects

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

Notes

Language:
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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Preceded by:
Spillway
Succeeded by:
Faro (Balboa, Panama)

Full Text


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Gift of the Panama Canal Museum


More Than 60 Years of Service to World Commerce


The Panama


Canal Spillway


Friday, June 13, 1975


Vol. XIII, No. 50


One-Year Trial


Grade Schools Get Okay


For Single Session Day


Work progresses on seven new duplexes being built
on Plank Street, part of a 38-unit construction pro-
gram now underway on the Pacific side. Here, work-
ers lift a metal roofing sheet into position on one of


Apprenticeship Class


Has Nine Honor Grads


The work force of the Panama
Canal Company and the Army and
Air Force components of the U.S.
Southern Command will be in-
creased in July when 55 members
of the 1975 apprentice graduating
class begin work as journeymen in
their selected crafts.
Nine honor graduates are al-
ready on the journeyman rolls. An
honor graduate, who must main-
tain a school average of 90 or
better through the entire training
period, begins to receive journey-
man pay 3 months earlier than
other graduates.
Forty-eight members of the
1975 class completed their appren-
ticeships with the Panama Canal
Company, eleven with the Army
and two with the Air Force. They
trained in 26 different trades.
In his graduation address, Lt.
Gov. Richard L. Hunt told the ap-
prentices and their families and
friends in the audience that the
apprenticeship program has con-
tributed measurably to the success
of the Canal operation by furnish-
ing much of the skilled manpower
that it must have.
Of the 30 Panamanian citizens
in the class, including 4 of the 9
honor graduates, Colonel Hunt
said: "They represent the long as-
sociation of Panamanians who have
joined with U.S. citizens across the
years to share the responsibility of
operating the Panama Canal."
Frank A. Lee, chairman, Indus-
trial Training Committee, was mas-
ter of ceremonies at the gradua-
tion ceremonies last Friday morn-
ing.
Gordon M. Frick, Personnel Di-
rector; Ricardo R. Varela, chief,
Industrial Training Staff, and his
administrative assistant, Ms. Vir-
ginia Shea; Canal bureau directors,
and representatives of the Army
and Air Force took part in the
graduation exercises.
Colonel Hunt and Col. Robert
A. McDade, Director of Personnel
and Community Activities, Hq.
193d Infantry Brigade (C.Z.) pre-
sented certificates to the nine honor
graduates: John D. Hanna, Carl
I.. Hurt, Michael F. Herring, Anel


E. Moreno R., Ernest C. Lewis,
Jr., Manuel E. Quintero, Romero
R. Roberts, CUsar A. VAsquez-
Reyes and Terrence W. Wallace.
Certificates were presented to
the remaining Panama Canal grad-
uates by Col. John J. Plunkett, Di-
rector, Engineering and Construc-
tion Bureau; Capt. Donald A.
Dertien, Director, Marine Bureau;
Col. Charles R. Clark, Director,
Transportation and Terminals Bu-
reau; and Richard K. Erbe, Direc-
tor, Supply and Community Serv-
ice Bureau.
Lt. Col. Phillip D. Weinert, the
brigade's Director of Facilities,
presented certificates to the Army
(Continued on p. 4)

Six Years A-Building


the houses. Begun in September 1974 and d
completion around the end of this year, the
ground masonry construction duplexes are of a
not used before in the Canal Zone.


Balboa Cosmetic Se

To Be Moved to 2d I
Effective June 19, the Cc
Section of the Balboa Retai
will be relocated from its
first floor location to the
floor department store are
will be operated during regu
apartment store hours.
A limited number of ne
type cosmetics will continue
carried in the first floor area
supermarket shopping hours

Topographical Moc

Hours Are Annou
The topographical model
Panama Canal at the Civil
Building will be open from
to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through
days, effective immediately.


Bill and Marci Fitzsimmons have
High Hopes for their post-retire-
ment trip back to the United
States.
That's what they call the 52-
foot ferrocement yacht they spent
every spare minute of the past 6
years building and fitting out.
William W. Fitzsimmons retired
last December after 34 years of
Government service and 15 years
with the Panama Canal organiza-
tion, where he was a leader ma-
chinist, marine, with the Industrial
Division's Launch Maintenance
Shop, Cristobal.
He and his wife, Marcella, lived
aboard the yacht, tied up at the
small boat launching ramp in Coco
Solo, for several weeks before
transiting the Canal Sunday en
route to adventure on the high
seas.
For the transit, they "dressed
the ship" with a set of signal flags
given them by well-wishing friends.
They had to provide their own
linehandlers, so in addition to their
crew they took along friends Ralph
and Charlotte James, of Margarita,
and their son Mike and his wife,


Vilma, of Coco Solo. Ralph and
Mike had helped at various stages
in the boat's building.
The crew for the yacht's maiden
voyage has an international flavor.
Orlando Donawa, of Colon,
worked on the boat for 4% years
and now, says Marci, "he wants to
enjoy the fruits of his labors."


B A single-session day will be im-
-- plemented in all U.S. elementary
schools in the Canal Zone on a
trial basis for the school year
1975-76.
-CGov. Harold R. Parfitt extended
a test program to the 14 elemen-
tary schools after his Advisory
Committee on Education reported
overwhelming teacher-parent ap-
proval of a 3-month pilot program
in four selected schools.
The single-session day substi-
tutes a 20-minute at school lunch
period for the former 75-minute
lunch period during which chil-
IBi dren were bused home.
Children will now attend school
lue for from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. rather
on-the- than from 8:15 a.m. to noon and
design from 1:15 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The Governor's Advisory Com-
mittee on Education, in requesting
action his approval to expand the pro-
gram to all elementary schools for
Floor a 1 year trial period, reported that
88 percent of the teachers and
cosmetic 83 percent of the parents involved
l Store in the four-school pilot program
present had voted to adopt the single-
second session day.
ea and Surveys of the remaining 10
ilar de- schools showed that both teachers
and parents favored the single-
ecessity session day by 84 to 16 percent.
Sto be Before the committee made its
during recommendation to the Governor,
s. the Superintendent of Schools re-
ceived the endorsement of repre-
del sentatives of the teacher's union,
AFT Local 29, which had con-
nced ducted its own evaluation of the
pilot program.
of the The pilot program was con-
Affairs ducted at the Fort Kobbe, Howard
9 a.m. AFB, Fort Gulick and Fort Davis
Satur- schools because teachers in those
schools expressed the greatest in-


Marci's nephew Scott Sebastian,
of Walnut Creek, Calif., took time
out from his junior year in high
school to make the trip.
Dr. Caspar Rea, a longtime
friend, was a surgeon at Coco Solo
and Gorgas hospitals before leav-
ing the Isthmus about 10 years
(Continued on p. 4)


Taking her ease at the Coco Solo small boat launching ramp before
heading out to sea, the 52-foot ferrocement yacht "High Hopes" shows
some of the redesigning work done by Bill Fitzsimmons. He altered the
original design, made for a wooden vessel, to give her a clipper bow.


terest, and transportation represen-
tatives determined those areas
could best be provided with trans-
portation without disruption to
other elementary schools.
The Advisory Committee on
Education also held public meet-
ings to allow parents in the'pilot
areas to hear formal presentations
on the program and to ask ques-
tions and express their opinions.
David A. Spier, Jr., Superinten-
dent of Schools, will discuss the
complete study made by the Gov-
ernor's Advisory Committee on
Education at a joint U.S.-Latin
American Civic Council meeting to
be held July 21.


Bicentennial

Of U.S. Army

To Be Observed
Tomorrow, when the U.S. Army
observes its Bicentennial Anniver-
sary, it is fitting to take note of
the tremendous role the Army
played in making the Panama
Canal a reality.
For more than 60 years the his-
tories of the Canal and the Army
have been intertwined.
It was a second lieutenant of the
Corps of Engineers who, follow-
ing the instructions of the Secre-
tary of War, signed the documents
that accepted for the United States
all the property and equipment of
the French canal company in
1904.
It was a U.S. Army doctor who
transformed the Isthmus from an
insect ridden swamp into a healthy,
sunlit land fit for man to live and
to work in.
It was an officer of the U.S.
Army Corps of Engineers who su-
pervised the completion of the
Canal construction and since the
opening of the waterway, Army
engineers have traditionally served
as governors of the Canal Zone.
Because of this unique relation-
ship, employees of the Canal or-
ganization may share with men
and women of the Army in the
pride of accomplishments during
its 200-year history.
Following is the Bicentennial
Message from Brig. Gen. William
R. Richardson, USA, Commander,
Hq., 193d Infantry Brigade (Canal
Zone):
"The U.S. Army observes its Bi-
centennial Anniversary on 14 June
1975. On that date two hundred
years ago, the Continental Con-
gress voted to unite an angry ag-
gregation of New England farmers
and tradesmen with ten companies
of riflemen raised in Pennsylvania,
Maryland and Virginia to form the
American Army. This force, labeled
by poets and authors as, 'the em-
battled farmers' and 'the rabble in
arms' formed the base upon which
Gen. George Washington built the
Army which ultimately wrested our
nation's independence from the
British king. Their story of cour-
age, sacrifice, spirit and unyielding
determination is the embodiment
of the American military tradition.
That tradition-born at Concord
(Continued on p. 4)


Zone Couple Sails 'High Hopes'


On a Year-Long Dream Voyage


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THE PANAMA CANAL SPILLWAY


June 13, 1975


(Schedule subject to change without notice)


FRIDAY, JUNE 13
3:00-Sesame Street
4:00-Electric Company
4:30-Cartoon Carnival
4:50-General Hospital
5:10-The Rifleman
5:35-Jackpot
6:00-Dateline
6:40-Julia
7:05-Bonanza
8:00-Americans All
8:05-Barefoot in the Park (Color)
8:30-The Odd Couple (Color)
9:00-Focus on Today
9:20-Movie: "Retreat From Kiska"
11:00-Party! (Color)

SATURDAY, JUNE 14
12:00-Penelope's Parlor
12:20-Abbott and Costello (Color)
12:45-Wyatt Earp
1:05-Major League Baseball:
Boston vs. Minnesota (Color)
3:35-Pro Bowlers Tour (Color)
4:45-Lucky Jim (Color)
5:10-Buck Owens Ranch Show (Color)
5:35-The Amazing World of Kreskin (Color)
6:00-Weekend '75
6:15-Trails to Adventure
6:40-Good Times (Color)
7:05-Mary Tyler Moore (Color)
7:30-Friends and Lovers (Color)
8:00-0Qu Pasa?
8:05-Variety Special: "Don Rickles"
(Color)
9:00-Focus on Today
9:20-SCN Special of the Week:
"Suicide Club" (Color)
10:30-Creature Feature:
"Spirits of the Dead" (Color)
12:00-Jimmy Dean (Color) (Last show)

SUNDAY, JUNE 15
12:00-Spring Street (Color)
12:30-The Human Dimension
1:00-Major League Baseball:
Los Angeles vs. Chicago Cubs
(Color)
3:10-NBA Championship: Golden State
vs. Washington (Color)
4:55-World Championship Tennis
(Color)
6:00-Chronicle
6:40-Last of the Wild (Color)
7:05-Carol Burnett Show
8:00-Qu6 Pasa?
8:05-Perry Mason
9:00-Focus on Today
9:20-Movie: "Doctor at Sea" (Color)
10:50-The Tonight Show

MONDAY, JUNE 16
3:00-Sesame Street
4:00-The Harlem Globetrotters
Popcorn Machine
4:30-Cartoon Carnival
4:50-General Hospital
5:10-Mancini Generation (Last show)




AAT THE I
Beginning Friday,


BALBOA (Air-Conditioned)
Fri., 6:15, 8:10-Where the Lilies Bloom
(G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-The Hornet's Nest
(PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 10:00 a.m.-Inspector General
(G)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 12:30-Fort Massacre (G)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:40-Mon., 6:15,
8:40-Murder on the Orient Express (PG)
Tues., 6:15, 8:05-Fuzz (PG)
Wed., 6:15, 8:00-Simon King of the
Witches (SIT) (R)
Thurs., 6:15, 8:40-Night and Day (G)
COCO SOLO (Air-Conditioned)
Fri.-The Magnificent Seven (G)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Jack the Giant Killer
(G)
Sat., 7:30-The Wrecking Crew (PG)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Kid Galahad (G)
Sun.-Mon.-Tues., 7:30-The Longest Yard
(R)
Wed., 7:30-0'Jango vs. Sartana (SIT) (PG)
Thurs., 7:30-The Quiet American (G)

RAINBOW CITY*
(Air-Conditioned)
Fri.-Sat.-CLOSED
Sun.-D'Jango vs. Sartana and Vengeance
(SIT) (PG)
Mon.--The Quiet American (G)
Tues.-Devil by the Tail (PG)
Wed.-Thurs.-The Longest Yard (R)
MARGARITA*
Fri.-Trapeze (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-Invisible invaders
(G)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-The Magic Sword (G)
Sat.-A Rage to Live (PG)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-The Purple Plain (G)
Sun.-Front Page (PG)
Mon.-Women in Love (R)


5:35-Truth or Consequences
6:00-Dateline
6:40-Let's Make a Deal
7:05-Mission Impossible (Color)
8:00--Qu Pasa?
8:05-Love American Style (Color)
9:00-Focus on Today
9:20-Movie: "The Quiet Man"
11:30-Lamp Unto My Feet
TUESDAY, JUNE 17
3:00-The New Zoo Review
3:30-Electric Company
4:00-The Harlem Glohetrotters
Popcorn Machine
4:25-Animal World
4:50-General Hospital
5:10-Jack La Lanne
5:35-The New Price Is Right
6:00-Dateline
6:40-The French Chef
7:05-Shane (Color)
8:00-Qu6 Pasa?
8:05-Information Special:
"The CIA" (Color)
9:00-Focus on Today
9:20-Movie: "Man on the Spying
Trapeze" (Color)
10:50-Mike Douglas

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18
3:00-Sesame Street
4:00-The Harlem Globetrotters
Popcorn Machine
4:30-Cartoon Carnival
4:50-General Hospital
5:10-If These Walls Could Speak (Color)
5:35--The $10,000 Pyramid
6:00-Dateline
6:40-Password All-Stars (Color)
7:05-Star Trek (Color)
8:00-Qu6 Pasa?
8:05-0zzie's Girls (Color)
8:30-Sanford & Son (Color)
9:00-Focus on Today
9:20-Movie: "Django Shoots First"
(Color)
10:55-The Tonight Show
THURSDAY, JUNE 19
3:00-Make a Wish
3:30-Electric Company
4:00-The Harlem Globetrotters
Popcorn Machine
4:25-Wild Kingdom
4:50-General Hospital
5:10-The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters
5:35-Now You See It
6:00-Dateline
6:40-The New Dating Game
7:05-The Fugitive
8:00-Qu6 Pasa?
8:05-Maude (Color)
8:30-Rhoda (Color)
9:00-Focus on Today
9:20-Movie: "The Baby and the
Battleship"
10:55-Rock Music Special:
"In Concert"





June 13, 1975
June 13, 1975


Tues.-Fear in the Night (SIT) (PG)
Wed.-Thurs.-CLOSED

GATUN MINITHEATER"
(Air-Conditioned)
Fri., 7:00-Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Night at
the Opera (G)
Sat.-Capt. Nemo and the Underwater City
(G)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Sun., 7:00-Million
Dollar Duck (G)
Mon.-Tues.-Wed.-Thurs.-CLOSED
GAMBOA*
Fri.-One Little Indian (G)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30--t: The Terror From
Beyond Space (G)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 6:15-Noah's Ark (G)
Sat., 8:15-The Sea Hawk (G)
Sun.-M'AOS*H (SIT) (PG)
Mon.-CLOSED
Tues.-The Wrecking Crew (PG)
Wed.-Where Does It Hurt (SIT) (R)
Thurs.-CLOSED

PARAISO*
Fri.-Sat--CLOSED
Sun.--Where Does It Hurt (SIT) (R)
Mon.-We Still Kill the Old Way and Theatre
of Blood (SIT) (PG)
Tues.-CLOSED
Wed.-The Professional Gun and Outpost in
Malaya (PG)
Thurs.-CLOSED
�All night shows begin at 7:00 except as
shown. All shows are post meridiem time ex-
cept as shown. Program subject to change.
FILM SUITABILITY GUIDE: G-All ages ad-
mitted. General audience. PG-Parental
guidance suggested, some material may
not be suited for preteenagers. R-Re-
stricted. Persons under 17 not admitted un-
less accompanied by parent or legal guard-
ian. X-Persons under 17 not admitted.
SIT-Indicates Spanish Titles.


Kathy Foster, secretary to the Director of Administra-
tion, Albrook, and a member of Balboa High School
class of 1969, presents Clyde A. Willman, principal,
a booklet containing a follow-up study of Balboa High
School Future Secretaries from 1964 to 1974 com-
piled by Mrs. William De La Mater, sponsor of



Supply Div. Emplo)


Tops

Beresford D.
Service Center
Division, Atlan
years 1 month
service to his
May list of 36
tirees in length
teen of that gro
30 years of se
was the number
that wound up
in May.


May Retirees

Gittens, Assistant Lester D. Knight, Janit
Manager, Supply Atlantic side: 8 years
ger, * l A Paul R. Kuyoth, Motor
tic side, with 40 nations Officer (Assista
2 days of Canal Motor Transportation
credit, headed the Transportation Divisio
Panama Canal re- years 7 months 14 d
Robert S. Mate, Assistan
of service. Four-
Division, Pacific side:
oup had more than 2 days.
rvice and 14 also Winston A. Nicholson,
er of U.S. citizens minals Division, Atlan
their Canal careers 2 months 21 days.
Juan F. Perez, Linehandl
Division, Pacific side:


The retirees, their positions,
places of employment, and total
years of U.S. Government service
are as follows:
Edgar F. Alonso, Heavy Mobile Equipment
Mechanic Helper, Motor Transportation Di-
vision, Pacific side: 18 years 6 months
13 days.
Carlos Anchundia, Stevedore, Terminals Di-
vision, Atlantic side: 21 years 6 months
17 days.
Eugene C. Babb, Motor Vehicle Operator,
Motor Transportation Division, Atlantic
side: 19 years 6 months 5 days.
Thomas P. Belford, Housing Project Man-
ager, Community Services Division, At-
lantic side: 13 years 3 months 4 days.
Ernesto Bethancourt, Deckhand, Ports Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 22 years 8 months
9 days.
John C. Brown, Heavy Duty Equipment Body
Rebuilder, Motor Transportation Division,
Pacific side: 31 years 5 months 26 days.
Raymond G. Bush, Supervisory Environmental
Health Technician, Division of Sanitation,
Atlantic side: 35 years 6 months 13 days.
Cayetano Carrasco, Laborer, Terminals Divi-
sion, Atlantic side: 34 years 9 months
4 days.
Luis A. C6rdoba, Carpenter, Maintenance
Division, Pacific side: 26 years 9 months
6 days.
Richard H. Crowell, Lock Operations Fore-
man, Locks Division, Pacific side: 25
years 9 months 24 days.
Mrs. Alicia M. Daly, Telephone and Radio
Dispatcher, Police Division, Pacific side:
20 years 3 months 28 days.
Carlos A. Donalicio, Electrician Helper, Elec-
trical Division, Pacific side: 22 years
4 months 12 days.
Mrs. Mary C. Egolf, Supervisory Admitting
Clerk, Coco Solo Hospital, Atlantic side:
26 years 8 months 20 days.
Leonidas Escohar, Railroad Track Mainte-
nance Equipment Operator, Railroad Divi-
sion, Atlantic side: 8 years 5 months
26 days.
James A. Feeley, Engineering Technician,
Terminals Division, Atlantic side: 29 years
9 months 1 day.
Herminio Figueroa, Laborer, Community Serv-
ices Division, Pacific side: 33 years 4
months 11 days.
James P. Hayman, Lock Operations Foreman,
Locks Division, Pacific side: 30 years
14 days.
Errol Kirton, Janitor, Community Services
Division, Atlantic side: 34 years 9 months
17 days.


26 days.
Ramin S. Pinto, Lineha
vision, Atlantic side:
7 days.
Louis J. Poletti, Visa Exa
Governor-President, Pa
10 months 5 days.
Otto L. Quarless, Janitor
Atlantic side: 30 year
Mrs. Veronica G. Rouse,
Supply Division, Paci
1 month 27 days.
Sotero Salazar, Stevedo
sion, Atlantic side:
4 days.


"/ -






FSA. Others from left, are: Pam Horoda, 1975 pres-
ident of FSA; Gladys Martinez, class of 1972 and
secretary Hq. USAFSO Publications Office; Nina
Shirer, class of 1964 and secretary at Hq. USAFSO
Protocol Office; Mrs. De La Mater; and Pat Thrift,
housewife and part-time student at C.Z. College.


SDeadline Approaches

, For July 4 Swim Meet

L ist The Fifth Annual Independence
Day swim meet for the Atlantic
or, Supply Division, area will be held at the Coco Solo
s 7 months 4 days. Pool July 4, at 1 .m
Transportation Oper-
nt Superintendent of Sponsored by B.P.O. Elks Lodge
Division), Motor 1542 and the Division of Schools,
n, Pacific side: 25 the meet will include events for
days.
t Port Captain, Ports swimmers 8 and under -through
14 years 8 months ages 15-18. Students attending
Canal Zone schools, who are res-
Cargo Checker, Ter- idents of the Atlantic area, are
ntic side: 30 years liible to enter.
eligible to enter.
er (Deckhand), Ports Entry forms are available at the
23 years 10 months Gatun, Margarita and Coco Solo

ndler, Terminals Di- pools. Deadline for entries is June
30 years 6 months 20, and forms must be returned to
the Coco Solo Pool no later than
miner, Office of the 5 p.m. on that date. For further
pacific side: 34 years information, call 36-780.

, Industrial Division,
s 12 days.
Sales Store Clerk, EMERGENCY NUMBERS


fic side: 34 years

ore, Terminals Divi-
13 years 7 months


(Continued on p. 3)


POLICE
FIRE
PHYSICIAN (Pacific)__
PHYSICIAN (Atlantic)_


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52-2300
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Breast Cancer Health Quiz

QUESTION: How Serious Are "Symptoms"?

ANSWER: Breast cancer is not common, but breast "symptoms"-pain,
swellings, and a nipple discharge-are frequent. Probably every woman
has enough symptoms at one time or another to cause worry and to
warrant a trip to a physician.
Professional examinations are important and should be arranged for
even the slightest reason, even though usually no cancer is found. The
reassurance of a normal examination is important to the peace of mind
of a woman and her family.
Many harmless conditions causing lumps, pain or discharge may
develop in breasts. Sometiines these conditions are given names like
fibrocystic disease, fibroadenoma, or papilloma.
Most operations on the breast involve the masses produced by these
conditions. It is necessary and important that such operations should be
done, even though no cancer is found.
Often we cannot be sure that a cancer is not present, and both the
doctor and the woman need the reassurance that the condition is truly
benign.


Panama Canal Spillway
IHABOLD R. PARFITT RICHARD L. HUNT FRANK A. BALDWIN
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
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Tuesday . Distributed free to all Panama Canal employees. Subscription
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checks payable to Panama Canal Company and address to: SPILLWAY
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June 13, 1975


THE PANAMA CANAL SPILLWAY


7. C.Z.Bookmobile Frank A. Lee Selected


,To Visit Pacific, For Exchanqe Proqram


Unnamed, unclaimed but not unloved is this resident of the reactivated
SPCA facility at Corozal. Mrs. Nadine Ustick, one of the volunteer
military wives who are operating the facility, provides tender love and
care while the homeless cat waits for the more permanent affection
that will come when a family adopts her.


SPCA Animal Facility


At Corozal Reopened


A group of volunteer military
wives recently reactivated the So-
ciety for the Prevention of Cruelty
to Animals facility at Corozal.
Headed by Mrs. Nadine Ustick,
the group maintains the establish-
ment open from 1 to 4 p.m., Mon-
day through Friday.
Some of the stray dogs, cats and
other pets that are picked up by
the dogcatcher are turned over to
the animal clinic at Corozal and if

Tickets Available

For Class of 1955

Dinner-Dance July 26
The Class of 1955 wishes to re-
mind members and friends to ob-
tain their tickets at the earliest date
possible for the dinner-dance to
be held at the Lung Fung Res-
taurant on July 26. No tickets will
be sold at the door.
Please contact the following in-
dividuals for further information:
Erell Alexis, telephone 52-4640;
Alfonso Wilson, 52-4778; Clarence
Hansen, 52-4961; Sylvia Mullings,
52-4364; Richard Holder, 56-6312;
Leslie Maynard, 61-5953; Carmen
Jarvis, 24-6130; Hazel Sandiford,
21-0064; Svbil Josiah, 52-4616;
Victor DePortage, 52-3168; Mel
Ford, 62-6162; Orlando Scott, 24-
7429; and Shirley Smith, 24-4829.

Retirees
(Continued from p. 2)
Wilburn J. Stewart, Linehandler (Deckhand),
Ports Division, Atlantic side: 33 years
11 months 4 days.
Julio Valverde G., Stevedore, Terminals Divi-
sion, Atlantic side: 27 years 2 months
25 days.
Paul R. Walker, Fire Captain, Fire Division,
Pacific side: 30 years 8 months.
Benjamin N. Whatley, Rigging Worker, Dredg-
ing Division, Pacific side: 22 years 8
months 20 days.
John S. Wileczek, Electrician, Locks Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 13 years 11 months
15 days.
Mrs. Margarite K. Windle, Recreation Assist-
ant, Division of Schools, Pacific side:
11 years 3 months 13 days.
Mrs. Olive Worrell, Checker, Supply Division,
Atlantic side: 33 years 4 months 11 days.


not claimed are then moved to
the SPCA.
The animals are kept in cages
provided by the Division of Vet-
erinary Medicine at the animal
clinic with the hope that they will
be adopted by pet lovers. Event-
ually, if the animals are not
adopted, they are put to sleep. The
SPCA is limited in the quantity of
animals it can handle by the num-
ber of cages made available by
the animal clinic.
The telephone number of the
SPCA facility is 52-6396. Those
who wish more information con-
cerning the operation of the SPCA
or who would like to adopt a pet
may call 52-6396 from 1 to 4
p.m., Monday through Friday.
Personnel at the Small Animal
Clinic at Corozal will neither an-
swer telephone queries about
SPCA animals nor show the ani-
mals during hours when the SPCA
facility is closed.


Atlantic Children
The Bookmobile will again visit
the Atlantic and Pacific sides of
the Isthmus this summer for the
benefit of elementary school chil-
dren.
Mrs. Naomi Wolf, Librarian at
the Canal Zone Library, will assist
students in selecting books com-
patible with their interests and
reading levels. The Summer Book-
mobile Program was instituted by
the Division of Schools. Parents
are invited to encourage their chil-
dren to take advantage of this ex-
cellent summer activity.
The schedule follows:
Pacific Side
June 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
August 5
At these locations:
Gamboa Elementary School:
8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.
Los Rios Elementary School:
10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
Diablo Heights Elementary
School:
11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Stevens Circle:
1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
Ancon Elementary School:
2:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Atlantic Side
June 19, 26
July 3, 10, 17, 24
At these locations:
Coco Solo Elementary School:
9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Margarita Elementary School:
10:45 a.m. to 12 noon
Gatun Elementary School:
12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Dates Set for New

Babysitter Course
Hire-A-Kid will sponsor a re-
fresher course in babysitting on the
Pacific side June 17, 18 and 19 at
the Bridge, Balboa Teen Center.
Each session will begin at 9:30
a.m.
Young people between the ages
of 12 and 18 and parents are
invited. All three sessions must be
attended in order to receive a
certificate at the end of the course.
For additional information, call
52-7634 or 52-3159 during regular
office hours weekdays.


Frank A. Lee, chief,
Division, will depart the
later this month to work
with a private U.S. co
under the President's Exe'
terchange Program.
This program was estal
1969 to provide highly























Frank A. Lee



Outing Is Plann

For Tomorrow I

Bridge, Red Bar
An outing to Youth
being planned for tomorr
Bridge, Balboa Youth' C
the Red Barn, Margari
Center.
The group from the
side will leave on the
train from Mount Hop(
and arrive at Mount Hop
p.m. on the return trip.
The group from the P:
will board the 9:44 a.m. t
the Balboa Train Station
turn from Youth Island
about 4:30 p.m. at Balbo
Everyone should brin
lunch, his permission sl
bathing suit. There is a
$1 for train fare. Free s
be provided at the island
Young people between
of 13-19 are invited. For
information and to obtain
sion slips contact: Eva
(52-5852) at the Bridge
Pafford (43-1455) at the
2:30 to 5:30 p.m.


. 4 f-


Outstanding scholarship records earned special recog-
nition for these Curundu Junior High School fresh-
men. The students were honored during the school's
Recognition Day ceremonies. From left are: Robert


m an
Stoker, Analicia Wong, Kristine Novak, Suza
Seymour I. Barkowitz, school principal,
Sugimura, Ann Viechert, Mary Ahern an
Nowotny.


Electrical executives with an opportunity to
e Isthmus gain experience by crossing sector
for 1 year lines to work temporarily in Gov-
orporation einment or business during the
cutive In- middle years of their careers.
Lee, the first Canal emplo\ ee to
blished in participate in the program, will
talented begin work July 1 with the Bechtel
Power Corp. of Gaithersburg, Md.,
as a project engineer assigned to
the manager of division engineer-
ing. He will assist in developing
master and individual plans for in-
dustrial and power generation com-
plexes. Bechtel is a large engineer-
ing and construction firm which
engages in such projects as build-
ing powerplants and designing
rapid transit systems.
There are a number of objec-
tives of the President's Executive
Interchange Program: to promote
understanding and a better work-
ing relationship between business
and Government through the ex-
change of the best young execu-
S tives from each sector;
to provide executives with an in-
creased awareness of the perspec-
tives, methods, resources and oper-
ation of the Federal Government
ed or of the private sector; -
to open Government agencies
DY and executives to the management
expertise of the private sector;
'n and to develop a cadre of busi-
d is ness executives with successful
Island is
Isn mid-career Government experience
ow by the
winter a ho could be called ipon at a
enter and
ta Yuth later date for service on advisory
:ta Youth
boards and panels and in high
appointive positions.
Atlantic
Atlantc Participants in the program come
9:54 a.m. from executive positions ranging
e Station
e Station across the full spectrum of man-
ie at 4:17 agement. Those from industry have
had backgrounds in areas such as
pacific side general management, marketing,
rain from finance, accounting, law, personnel
n and re- and engineering. Those from Cov-
1 arriving ernent have had executive expe-
a. rience in such fields as urban de-
g a sack velopment, international relations,
ip and a purchasing management, manage-
charge of ment information systems and
sodas will economic planning. Salaries of the
d. executives are paid by the host
Sthe ages organizations.
additional Lee, who joined the Canal or-
n permis- ganization 12 years ago, was ap-
Hunnicutt pointed Chief of the Electrical
and Mary Division in July 1972. A native of
Red Barn Gainesville, Fla., he attended Jack-
sonville University for 2 years and
completed his studies at the Uni-
S. versity of Florida where he re-
ceived a degree in electrical engi-
neering.
Prior to coming to the Isthmus,
Lee was employed by private engi-
neering companies in the United
States and he also served 2 years
in the U.S. Marine Corps. Ile is a
registered professional engineer
and a former president of the
Canal Zone Society of Professional
Engineers.
, Lee and his wife, Carolyn, live
in Balboa Heights with two of
their three children, Charles and
Christianna. Frank, Jr., lives in
. C atun and is an apprentice witl
the Locks Division.

Red Barn Announces New
Summer Operating Hours
1 The Red Barn, Margarita Youth
' Center, announces new operation
hours for the summer: Monday
through Friday, 2:30 to 5:30 p.m.:
Wednesday evening 7 to 9 p.m.
:and Saturday, 6 to 10 p.m.
nne Call,
Ke Cal For additional information con-
Kazumi
d Gerald tact Mrs. Mary Pafford, Hedtl Barn
director, at 43-1455.


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THE PANAMA CANAL SPILLWAY


June 13, 1975


Atlantic Side To Get


Traffic Improvements


Several general traffic improve-
ments will be made in Atlantic
side Canal Zone communities, ac-
cording to the Engineering Divi-
sion.
The new Gatun Community
Center in building 206 presently
has only one parking area, located
in front of the center adjacent to
Jadwin Road. Additional parking
at the rear, for use by post office
patrons, has been recommended
and is pending approval for fund-
ing and construction.
The entrance to the new area
will be on Pomarosa Street, north-
east of the center, and the exit
will be on Jadwin Road, southeast
of the building.
Traffic control signs and pave-
ment markings will be installed to
provide an efficient flow of vehi-
cles in the area.

Graduation
(Continued from p. 1)
Apprentice Program graduates and
Lt. Col. Robert L. Klingensmith,
Commander, 24th Civil Engineer
Squadron, to the two Air Force
apprentices.
The first apprentice training was
approved April 12, 1906, but
formal apprenticeship rules were
not adopted until June 1914.
Schooling and classroom instruc-
tion began in February 1915 when
shop foremen in the Mechanical
and Building divisions were ap-
pointed as instructors.
Except for a brief period during
World War II when a shortage of
manpower temporarily closed the
school, the training of apprentices
has continued and grown. The pro-
gram was expanded in 1960 and
again in 1963 when the military
appointed its first apprentices to
participate in the program.
The Personnel Bureau's Indus-
trial Training Staff has the respon-
sibility of administering the ap-
prentice program as well as pro-
viding instruction to experienced
journeymen and supervisors.


Also in Gatun, a 15-mile per I f
hour speed limit sign will be in-
stalled on Sibert Street. 6
Yellow lines indicating that no
passing is allowed will be painted
on Randolph Road at the intersec-
tion with the road leading to the
Cristobal Little Theater in France - -
Field. This change is being made
to provide greater safety for vehi-
cles making turns at the intersec-
tion.
A barricade will be erected
across the taxiway of the airfield at
France Field where it intersects
with Randolph Road. Vehicles en-
tering or leaving the Civil Aero
Club grounds will use the existing
access road located parallel to the
taxi strip. Traffic on the access
road will be controlled by a stop
sign at the Randolph Road inter- Nephew Scott Sebastian (center), steps into the galley sketches he made in Panama before departing with
section. to show Bill and Marci Fitzsimmons some of the them on the "High Hopes."



Couple Sails 'High Hopes' for U.S.
(Continued from p. 1)


ago. Now retired and living in San
Jose, he will travel with them as
far as Costa Rica.
They will travel in comfort on
the yacht, which even looks like
home, thanks to Marci's decorating.
"I told Bill if I was going to
live on a boat," she says, "it would
have to be done in my colors."
A glance around the carpeted
cabin shows her tastes to run to
earth tones-burnt orange, olive
green, gold.
The boat is a "trawler-type"
yacht, meaning that the design-
flying bridge and all-was adapted
from a fishing boat.
They completely redesigned the
interior. What would have been a
cargo hold is, on the High Hopes,
a beautifully appointed stateroom
complete with double bed, built-
in cabinets and drawers and pri-
vate "head" with hot and cold
running water.


Women To Need


Army Bicentennial Referrals for
(Continued from p. 1) .. l:
GYN Cl 1:-


Bridge and Breed's Hill, tempered
on a thousand fields across the
North American continent and
tested in the far flung crucibles of
Europe and Asia-stands today as
a lustrous beacon for those of us
who serve proudly in the U.S.
Army.
"The issues which we face today
are no less demanding than those
which beset our forebearers in
dark mufti, blue, grey, olive drab
and khaki. In today's Army, no
less than on the frozen, windswept
plains of Montana or the bloody
Normandy hedgerows, professional-
ism is our hallmark. As we enter
our third hundred years in service
to the people of the United States,
it is well that we reflect upon and
take pride in our heritage. Yet, we
should bear in mind that while
history illuminates, it cannot pro-
phesy. We cannot predict in detail
the nature of our next contest. We
must continuously strive for a level
of professional and personal readi-
ness which will prevail in any
situation. I am confident that the
officers and enlisted personnel of
this command, like their counter-
parts throughout the Army, are
prepared to meet the events of the
future with the same verve and
vigor of those to whom we owe
our heritage and traditions."
WILLLAM R. RICHARDSON,
Brigadier General, USA,
Commanding.


Ij 7 i uinic
Beginning June 16, no appoint-
ments will be made at the Gyn-
ecology (GYN) Clinic at Gorgas
Hospital without patients first being
seen at either the General Out-
patient Clinics at Gorgas Hospital
or Coco Solo Hospital, or at a
military medical treatment facility.
The reason for this change is
that the GYN Clinic at Gorgas
Hospital has a significant backlog
of appointments. Waiting time for
appointments will become much
longer in July and August due to
unavoidable delays in replacing
physicians leaving the Isthmus. It
is becoming increasingly difficult
for patients having strictly gyn-
ecological problems and needing
specialty care to be seen promptly
in the GYN Clinic because of the
many others who call for appoint-
ments with problems not actually
requiring specialized care.
It is therefore necessary that pa-
tients who believe they have gvn-
ecological problems be seen by
their family care physician in Gor-
gas and Coco Solo Hospital Gen-
eral Outpatient Clinics or at their
military medical treatment facil-
ity. Appointments then will be
made at the Gorgas Hospital GYN
Clinic if necessary. Should the
problem be urgent, patients will
be seen promptly in the CYN
Clinic the same day the referral
is made.


There is another stateroom for-
ward, with two bunks and "head,"
and a "shop" area with a bunk
for Orlando.
There is space for everything-
built-in and well disguised. The
galley, where Marci figures to
spend time, is out in the cabin and
even has its own window. It re-
sembles an attractive bar, but fea-
tures a stainless steel sink and a
four-burner stove, with a commo-
dious ship's refrigerator nearby. It
also has a coffee grinder.
Knowing that they would want
to sample the coffees native to
countries where they would call,
thoughtful friends presented them
the grinder at a farewell party,
complete with a $10 bill in the
drawer, for buying beans.
Anticipating getting a good
catch of fish along the way, the
Fitzsimmonses stocked their freezer
with fresh-frozen Panamanian lime
juice to use in ceviche and took
along their fish-smoker.
Marci asked for-and got-a
laundry room with built-in washer
and dryer, so she could make
short work of laundry chores.
(I'm retired too," she says.)
They are carrying a Honda 70
on deck aft, by the dinghy, so
they will have land transportation
wherever they go.
Operation of the boat's radio is
Marci's business. Since getting her
license 5 years ago, she has talked
with all sorts of people, from for-
mer Canal Zone Lt. Gov. Harry
Paxson, who wanted to ask about
old friends on the Istlhus, to a
class of sixth-graders, who wanted
to know about Panama.
Before deciding to build the
boat, which Marci describes as "a
hole in the water surrounded by
cement, into which you pour
money," the Fitzsimmonses con-
sidered several alternatives.
They had settled on buying and
converting a commercial fishing
boat when a local man offered
them a stack of literature on ferro-
cement boats. The two of them
alone would never have been able
to build a boat in any other
medium, says Bill, but the ferro-
cement method "looked easy."
Mention a "cement boat" to
most people, and they will imagine
a bulky, unwieldy, heavy craft.
But a ferrocement boat is actually
a steel vessel made watertight with
cement, says Bill. It has 35 pounds
of steel and 15 pounds of cement
per cubic foot, and the hull is
only /4-inch thick. It weighs the
same as or 10 percent less than a


wooden vessel of the same dimen-
sions.
Bill is no stranger to boats and
boat-building. He spent 5 years in
the Navy, serving on a submarine,
and then worked at the Naval
Supply Center in Oakland, Calif.
He built a 50-foot wooden boat
in 1948.
"The journey of a thousand
miles begins with a single step,"
quotes Marci as she opens a photo
album to show how the High
Hopes grew from a 40-foot length
of 18-by-9-inch steel T-beam (the
keel) to a 52-foot yacht whose
170 h.p. 6-cylinder diesel engine
gives it a cruising speed of 10
knots.
Pipe, 3/4-inch thick, was bent and
welded to the keel, and 1/4-inch
reinforcing rod was placed every
3 inches along the keel to give
the boat shape. Then came eight
layers of hexagonal mesh-each
layer had to be wired in place
every 1% inches, a backbreaking
job. Then 75 bags of cement and
150 bags of sand were mixed, and
lots of volunteers came to help
apply it, since the whole job had
to be done in 2 days. Then the
boat was painted, the main cabin


was put on, and work proceeded
on the interior and engine instal-
lation.
The High Hopes was launched
in November 1974, 6 years to the
month from when the keel was
laid, and friends began shaking
their heads and admitting, "I never
thought you'd make it." ("I did it
to spite 'em," Bill says, laughing.)
And now Bill and Marci Fitz-
simmons are off on a leisurely
30-day cruise to San Francisco
Bay via Costa Rica and Acapulco.
Native Californians, they grew up
within blocks of each other in
Oakland and their relatives, includ-
ing son Kelly and daughter Kathy
and their families, are still in the
San Francisco area, so they are
sure of a warm reception.
After a 2-month stopover, thev
plan to go on to British Columbia
via the inland waterway, then back
to Mexico, Panama, British Hon-
duras (where Bill hopes to SCUBA
dive off the reef) and on up the
east coast of the United States.
If all goes as planned, their
Isthmian friends can look forward
to hearing all about the good life
when Bill and Marci Fitzsimmons
get back to Panama next year.


CANAL ZONE GOVERNMENT-PANAMA CANAL COMPANY
PERSONNEL BUREAU

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.


PERMANENT POSITIONS
Bailer Fireman, MG-6 ---
Clerk, NM-2 (Part-Time NTE 30 hours)--
Guard, NM-4 _------------
Guard Supervisor, NM-6------
Laborer, MG-30 (First 40 hours)_-----
Machinist, MG-10 I
Marine Machinist Helper, MG-5-- ---
Marine Traffic Controller Assistant, NM-51-
Supervisory Chemist, NM-11__ ---
Supervisory General Engineer, NM-11_- -
Welder, MG-10 (Intermittent)-------
TEMPORARY POSITIONS
Clerk, NM-2 (NTE 10-14-75)
Clerk-Stenographer, NM-4� (NTE 6-5-75)-
Janitor, MG-1 (NTE 1 year)----
Laborer, MG-3 (NTE 1 year)--- --
Machinist, MG-10 (NTE 1 year) -___- __
Painting Helper, MG-5 (NTE 1 year)--
Painting Worker, MG-7 (NTE 1 year)
Painting Worker, MG-7 (NTE 1 year)
Rigger Helper, MG-5 (NTE 1 year)
Welder, MG-10 (NTE 1 year)-.- -
Welder Helper, MG-5 (NTE 1 year)__


Base Rate
-- $2.20
$4,284.80
$7,300.80
$9,048.00
-- $2.03
- $5.41
--- $2.15
$8,153.60
$14,643.20
$14,643.20
- $5.41

$4,284.80
$7,596.00
- $2.00
$2.03
$5.41
- $2.15
$2.43
$2.43
-.$2.15
$5.41
$2.15


Bureau Lo
or ca-
Division tion
Industrial
Comptroller
Canal Protec.
Canal Protec.
Terminals
Maintenance
Industrial
Trans. Oper.
Water & Lab.
Industrial
Industrial

Industrial
Police
Industrial
Industrial
Industrial
Industrial
Industrial
Industrial
Industrial
Industrial
Industrial


Application must be submitted on Form 443, APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER no later than
seven (7) calendar days from the date of this publication. A separate application must be
submitted for each job listed. The base rates shown will be increased for U.S. citizens by the
appropriate differential plus a tax factor where applicable. I Indicates written test requirement.
4 Signifies a security position to be filled only by a U.S. citizen. Qualifications standards may
be reviewed at the Employment and Placement Branch, Building 366, Ancon, or Building 1105,
Cristobal. Further information may be obtained from the Employment and Placement Branrh,
telephone 52-7996, 52-7501, or 43-1288. Employing officials should not be contacted directly.
� Subject to reclassification as Worker Trainee MG-1/NM-1. Employees presently in the
Worker Trainee Program may apply for reassignment within the program.


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Mcas de 60 Ailos al Servicio del Comercio Mundial


Spillway del Canal de Panama


Vol. XIII, No. 50


Se Retiraron


Otros Doce


En Mayo
Otras 12 personas se jubilaron
durante el mes de mayo y sus nom-
bres no aparecieron en la lista pu-
blicada en la edici6n anterior del
SPILLWAY. Los nombres, las posi-
ciones que ocupaban, el lugar don-
de trabajaban y su servicio al Go-
bierno de Estados Unidos son
como sigue:
Ernesto Bethancourt, pasabarcos, Divisi6n
de Puertos, sector Pacifico: 22 aios,
8 meses, 9 dias.
Cayetano Carrasco, obrero, Divisi6n de Ter-
minales, sector Atlintico: 34 aios, 9 me-
ses, 4 dias.
Luis A. Cirdoba, carpintero, Divisi6n de
Mantenimiento, sector Pacifico: 26 afos,
9 meses, 6 dias.
Richard H. Crowell, capataz de operaciones
en las esclusas, Divisi6n de Esclusas,
sector Pacifico: 25 afos, 9 meses, 24
dias.
Carlos A. Donalicio, ayudante electricista,
Division de Electricidad, sector Pacifico:
22 anios, 4 meses, 12 dias.
James P. Hayman, capataz de operaciones
en las esclusas, Divisi6n de Esclusas,
sector Pacifico: 30 afios, 14 dias.
Robert S. Mate, ayudante del Capitin de
Puerto, Divisi6n de Puertos, sector Paci-
fico: 14 aiios, 8 meses, 2 dias.
Ramdn S. Pinto, pasacables, Divisi6n de
Terminales, sector Atlintico: 30 anos,
6 meses, 7 dias.
Louis J. Poletti, examinador de visas, Ofi-
cina del Gobernador y Presidente, sector
Pacifico: 34 afios, 10 meses, 5 dias.
Sra. Veronica G. Rouse, oficinista de alma-
can, Divisi6n de Abastos, sector Pacifico:
34 aiios, 1 mes, 27 dias.
Wilburn J. Stewart, pasabarcos, Divisi6n de
Puertos, sector Atlintico: 33 afos, 11
meses, 4 dias.
Benjamin N. Whatley, aparejador, Divisi6n
de Dragado, sector Pacifico: 22 afnos, 8
meses, 20 dias.


Ginecologia del

Gorgas Regula

Citas Medicas
La Clinica de Ginecologia del
Hospital Gorgas no tramitarA soli-
citudes de citas a partir del 16 de
junior a menos que las pacientes
hayan sido examinadas previamen-
te en las Clinicas de Consulta Ex-
terna de los hospitals Gorgas y
Coco Solo, o en las instalaciones
m6dicas militares.
La media ha sido adoptada en
virtud de que el exceso de citas
para la Clinica de Ginecologia del
Hospital Gorgas ha sido tal que
ha causado una acumulaci6n de
citas pendientes. La espera serA
mas prolongada para las interesa-
das durante los meses de julio y
agosto debido a las inevitable de-
moras en el reemplazo de los m6-
dicos que han abandonado el
Istmo.
Paulatinamente aumentan las di-
ficultades de los pacientes con pro-
blemas ginecol6gicos que requie-
ren servicios especializados, como
los que se proporcionan en la Cli-
nica de Ginecologia, las cuales no
pueden ser atendidas con la pron-
titud convenient. En cambio, mu-
chas otras pacientes que Ilaman
para obtener cita tienen problems
que no requieren asistencia medica
cspecializada.
Es convenient que la paciente
que consider que confrontando
problems ginecol6gicos sea exa-
mrinada primero por su mr dico per-
sonal de las Clinicas de Consulta
Extcrna de los hospitals Gorgas y
Coco Solo, o en las instalaciones
<(licas militares. En las Clinicas
de Cinecologia del Gorgas s6lo se
hariin citas en casos necesarios. Los
casos urgentes serAn atendidos el
misnmo dia que se presented en la
Clinica de Cinecologia.


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L I I I
ALTA DISTINCTION


James L. Whitmore, quien sirvi6 por muchos aiios a la Agencia Fede-
ral de Aviaci6n de los Estados Unidos (FAA), incluso en el Istmo, sos-
tiene una placa con el distintivo de la agencia que le fue entregada por
Servicios Distinguidos. A la derecha el Gobernador Harold R. Parfitt.
El premio le fue entregado por el Director Regional de la FAA, Mel
Larsen, durante una fiesta de despedida.


Jubilados Inician Travesia


En su Propia Embarcaci6n


Inspirados por su estado de ani-
mo Bill y Marci Fitzsimmons bau-
tizaron con el nombre de High
Hopes (Grandes Esperanzas) la em-
barcaci6n de ferrocemento cons-
truida por ellos para regresar a los
Estados Unidos, a disfrutar de su
jubilaci6n.
William Fitzsimmons se jubil6
en diciembre pasado, despuhs de
cumplir 34 afios de servicio con el
Gobierno de los Estados Unidos y
15 aios con la empresa del Canal,
en donde se desempefiaba como
capataz mecAnico tornero en el ta-
ller de mantenimiento de lanchas,
en Cristdbal.
Bill y su esposa, Marcela, vivie-
ron abordo del yate, que estaba
anclado en la pequefia rampa de
anclaje en Coco Solo, por varias
semanas antes de iniciar su trAn-
sito por el Canal el domingo para
emprender una gran jornada. Para
dicho trAnsito, adornaron la em-
barcaci6n con gallardetes de sefia-
les que les fueron regalados por
amigos que les deseaban buena
suerte. Debian contar con sus
propios pasacables para el trAn-
sito por el Canal, de manera que
lograron la colaboraci6n de sus
amigos Ralph y Charlotte James,
de Margarita, su hijo Mike y la
esposa de 6ste, Vilma, de Coco
Solo. Ralph y Mike ayudaron en
varias ocasiones, durante la fase
de construcci6n de la embarcaci6n.
Tripulaci6n Internacional
La tripulaci6n del yate tiene un
toque international.
Orlando Donawa, de Col6n, tra-
baj6 en la embarcaci6n por 4%
afios y ahora, afirma Marci, "desea
gozar del fruto de su trabajo".
PermanecerA abordo y hari la tra-
vesia con los esposos Fitzsimmons.
Scott Sebastian, de Walnut
Creek, California, y sobrino de
Marci, ha tomado alg6n tiempo
de su primer afio de secundaria,
para hacer el viaje.
El Dr. Caspar Rea, quien se en-
cuentra jubilado y reside en San
Jos6, Costa Rica, tambien los acom-
pafiarA. El Dr. Rea, viejo amigo
de los esposos Fitzsimmons, traba-
j6 como cirujano en los Hospitales


Coco Solo y Gorgas antes de
abandonar el Istmo hace unos 10
afios. Los viajeros tendran de todo
en el yate, que no s61o cuenta con
muchas comodidades sino que luce
como un aut6ntico hogar, gracias a
la decoraci6n de Marci.
Amplias Comodidades
"Le dije a Bill que si tendria
que vivir en una embarcaci6n, afir-
ma Marci, "tendria que ser con
mis colorss. Un vistazo a la ca-
bina alfombrada de pared a pared,
muestra su original gusto-anaran-
jado oscuro, verde oliva y dorado.
Los interiores fueron disefiados
completamente al gusto de sus
propietarios. Lo que corresponde-
ria a una bodega de carga es, en el
(Continia en la pdgina 4)


I


Ingresan 61Artesanos



A la Fuerza Laboral


Cincuenta y cinco graduados del
Program de Aprendices en 1975
ingresarAn en julio a la fuerza la-
boral de la Compaiiia del Canal
de PanamA y de los componentes-
Ej6rcito y Fuerza A6rea-del Co-
mando Sur. Los graduados se de-
sempefiarAn en sus respectivas pro-
fesiones.
Nueve graduados de honor se
encuentran ya en n6mina. Todo
graduado de honor comienza a de-
sempeiiarse como trabajador regu-
lar 3 meses antes que los demas
graduados. Se consideran gradua-
dos de honor los aprendices que
han mantenido un promedio de
90 puntos o mAs durante todo el
period de aprendizaje.
Cuarenta y ocho miembros de
la graduaci6n de 1975 terminaron
el period de aprendizaje con la
Compafiia del Canal de PanamA,
once con el Ejercito y dos con la
Fuerza Ahrea. EstAn preparados
para desempefiarse en 26 oficios
diferentes.
Con la promoci6n del present
aino, formada por 61 artesanos,
suma a 651 el nimero de aprendi-
ces que ha cumplido adiestramien-
to dentro del program desde que
se inici6 hace 69 afios.
En la ceremonia de graduaci6n,
el Vicegobernador Richard L. Hunt
sefial6 ante un numeroso auditorio
de aprendices graduandos, fami-
liares y amigos de estos, que el
program de aprendizaje ha con-
tribuido considerablemente al 6xito
de la operaci6n del Canal de Pa-
nama al preparar a gran part de
la mano de obra calificada que
demand el Canal.
De los 30 ciudadanos paname-
fios que forman parte de la gra-
duaci6n de este afio, incluyendo a
4 de los 9 Graduados de Honor,
el Coronel Hunt dijo: "ellos re-
presentan la vieja asociaci6n de
ciudadanos panameiios que se han
unido a ciudadanos norteamerica-
nos durante estos afios para com-
partir la responsabilidad de mane-
jar el Canal de PanamA".
Frank A. Lee, president del
Comit6 de Adiestramiento Indus-
trial, fungi6 como maestro de ce-
remonias del acto de graduaci6n
el viernes pasado.


NUEVOS PROFESIONALES
El Vicegobernador Richard L. Hunt (primera fila, a
la extrema derecha) aparece con el grupo de 61 arte-
sanos-varios de ellos ya en n6mina, que se graduaron
del Programa de Aprendices del Canal de Panama.


Gordon M. Frick, Director de
Personal; Ricardo R. Varela, Jefe
del Personal encargado del adies-
tramiento industrial y su Ayudante
Administrative, Virginia Shea; dos
graduados del Programa de Apren-
dices, Dennis A. Gilbert y William
R. Ward; directors de dependen-
cias del Canal, asi como represen-
tantes del Ejercito y de la Fuerza
Area, tomaron parte en la cere-
monia de graduaci6n.
El Coronel Hunt y el Coronel
Robert A. McDade, Director de
Personal y de Actividades Comu-
nales, 193" Brigada de Infanteria
(Zona del Canal), entreg6 los cer-
tificados a los nueve graduados de
honor; John D. Hanna, Michael F.
Herring, Carl L. Hurt, Ernest C.
Lewis, Jr., Anel E. Moreno R.,
Manuel E. Quintero, Romero R.
Roberts, C6sar A. VAsquez-Reyes
y Terrence W. Wallace.
Los certificados fueron entrega-
dos al resto de los graduados del
Canal de Panama por el Coronel
John J. Plunkett, Director de In-
genieria y Construcci6n; el Capi-
tin Donald A. Dertien, Director
de Marina; el Coronel Charles R.
Clark, Director de Transporte y
Terminales y Richard K. Erbe, Di-
rector de Abastos y Servicios Co-
munales.
(Continia en la pdgina 4)

Trasladan Seccion

De Cosmeticos en

Almacen de Balboa
Un anuncio del Superintendente
del Ramo de Mercadeo de la Di-
visi6n de Abastos informa a los
clients del Almacen de Balboa
que a partir del 19 de junio, la
Secci6n de Cosm6ticos del men-
cionado almac6n sera cambiada de
su present lugar, en el primer
piso, al Area del almac6n por de-
partamentos en el segundo piso y
estarA en operaci6n durante las
horas regulars del almacen.
En el primer piso se continuarA
vendiendo una cantidad limitada
de cosm6ticos del tipo mAs nece-
sario durante las horas en que est6
abierto el supermercado.


La totalidad de los nuevos artesanos estarin trabajan-
do con el Canal y el Comando Sur de los Estados
Unidos en julio pr6ximo. Nueve graduados con hono-
res se encuentran trabajando.


Viernes 13 de Junio de 1975










S'Lr\VAY 1DEL CANA\L DE PANA\MAl


Junio 13, 1975


Gente en la Noticia


Desde el 13 Ihasta el 19 (le Junio de 1975
RAINBOW CITY PARAISO
Aire Acondicionado Viernes y sabado-CERRADO
Viernes y sabado-CERRADO Domingo-Where Does It Hurt (SIT) (R)
Domingo-D'Jango vs. Sartana y Vengeance Lunes-We Still Kill the Old Way y Theatre
(SIT) (PG) of Blood (SIT) (PG)
Martes-CERRADO
Lunes-The Quiet American (G) Martos-CERRADO
Lunes-The Quiet American (G) Mifrcoles-The Professional Gun y Outpost
Martes-Devil by the Tail (PG) in Malaya (PG)
Miercoles y jueves-The Longest Yard (R) Jueves-CERRADO
GUIA DE PELICULAS: (G) Audiencia general. Se permitira la entrada de personas de todas las
edades. (PG) Se sugiere la Guia de los Padres, pues part de la pelicula no sera apta para
niios. (R) Restringida. Los j6venes de menos de 17 alios no seran admitidos, a no ser que
lieguen acompaiados de uno de los padres o por su guardian legal. (X) No se admitira menores
de 17 aiios. (SIT) Pelicula con titulos en espafiol.


gc? X lla I ' � En colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.


VIERNES
11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Especial
2:00-Plaza S6samo
3:30-La Mujer, el Arte
y el Hogar"
4:00-Porky y sus Amigos
4:30-Laboratorio
Submarino 2020
5:00-Gobel y los Fantasmas
5:30-El Gran Chaparral O
6:30-Tevedis Informa
7:30-Los Walton*
8:30-Los Novatos*
9:30-El Show de Jimmy
Stewart 0
10:00-Noticias del Siglo
10:05-Ultimas Noticias
10:20-Ultima Tanda
SABADO
10:30-De Mujer a Mujer
11:15-La Cocina al Instante0
12:00-El Oso Ruperto
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Polla Hipica
Deportiva
6:00-Fauna Silvestre
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-La Hora de Cdsar
de Leon
8:30-Doble Tanda

DOMINGO
9:30-Santa Misa
10:30-Todo per la Patria
12:00-Sorteo de la Loteria
12:30-Boxeo desde el Olympic
1:30-Dos Tipos Audaces
2:30-El Detective Fantasma
3:30-Cine de Acci6n
5:30-Speedy Gonzalez0
6:00-Los Superamigos0


VIERNES
10:50-Documental
11:00-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar"
12:15-Candilejas*
1:00-lnfermativo
1:30-Maria Soledad
2:30-Ana del Aire"
3:00-La Ciudad Grita
3:30-Torombolo
4:00-EI Honorable
Cascarrabias
4:30--Tritton
5:00-Seilorita Cometa
5:30-Suefio con Jeannie
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Pentagrama0
8:00-Mufieca0
9:00-Una Muchacha Llamada
Milagros
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
10:15-La Hora Cero
SABADO
10:00-Camino de la Verdad
10:30-Festival de Cartones
11:00-Ultraman
11:30-Secreto Animal �
12:00-Maya
1:00-Informativo
1:30-Sibados con Martinez
Blanco"
4:00-Viaje al Fondo
del Mar"
5:00-Bonanza0
6:00--Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Barnaby Jones0
8:00-Owen Marshall
9:00-Marcus Welby*
10:00-Cine Colosal
DOMINGO
8:30-Festival de Cartones
8:45-Aprenda Ingles
9:15-La Santa Misa
10:00-Daniel el Travieso
10.25-Abbott y Costello
12:00-Salvese Quien Pueda
12:30--Grandes s A del
Rock'
1:30-Domingo Deportivo*
5 30-Super Tanda


7:00
8:00-
9:00-
10:00-
11:00-


11:30-
12:30-
1:00-
2:00-
3:30-

4:00-
4:30-
5:00-
5:30-
6:30-
7:30-

8:30-
9:30-

10:00-
10:05-
10:20-


11:30-
12:30-
1:00-
2:00-
3:30-

4:00-
4:30-
5:00-
5:30-
6:30-
7:30
8:00-
8:30-
10:00
10:05-


Planeta de los Simios*
-El Hombre Nuclear*
-Carmifia
-Panorama Panamefio
-Super Estreno

LUNES
-Carnaval de Cartones
-Tras la Noticia
-Concierto
-Plaza S6samo
-La Mujer, el Arte
y el Hogar�
-Pepe Potamus
-El Pijaro Loco
-La Familia Adams
El Gran Chaparral *
-Tevedos Informa
Pepe Anderson
Sargento*
Mannix
-Los Misterios de
Orson Welles
-Noticias del Siglo
-Ultimas Noticias
-Ultima Tanda

MARTES
-Carnaval de Cartones
-Tras la Noticia
-El Dos Busca Una
-Plaza SBsamo
-La Mujer, el Arte
y el Hogar�
Jorge de la Selva�
-Archie y Sabrina
-Aventura Migica
-El Gran Chaparral
-Teved6s Informa
-Los Jovenes Vaqueros
-Heliciptero Uno
-Cine Favoriteo
-Noticias del Siglo
-Ultimas Noticias


7:00-Cannon0
8:00-El FBI en Acci6nO
9:00-Hawai 5-0~
10:00-Panorama Panameiio
11:00-Jefatura 87
LUNES
10:50-Documental
11:00-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar0
11:45-Lassie0
12:15- Variedades del Lunes"
1-00-infrrmativo
1:30-Maria Soledad
2:30-Ana del Aire*
3:00-La Ciudad Grita
3:30-Torombolo
4:00-El Honorable
Cascarrabias
4:30-Tritton
5:00-Seiiorita Cometa
5:30 Suelo con Jeannie
6:00--Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Chespirito *
8:00-Muiieca�
9:00-Una Muchacha Llamada
Milagros
10:00-Cuestion de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal
MARTES
10:40-Documental
10:50-Programa Educativo
11:15--El Arte de Cocinar�
11:45-Lassie*
12:15-El Show de los
Polivoces�
1:00-Informativo
1:30-Maria Soledad
2:30-Ana del Aire*
3:00-La Ciudad Grita
3:30--Torombolo
4:00-El Honorable
Cascarrabias
4:30-Tritton
5:00-Seforita Cometa
5:30-Suefio con Jeannie
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Piginas de OroO
8:00-Mufieca*
9:00-Una Muchacha Llamada
Milagros


10:20--Ultima Tanda


MIERCOLES
11:30-Programa Cultural
12:00-Sorteo de la Loteria
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Programa del Sitmas
2:00-Plaza Sesamo
3:30-La Mujer, el Arte
y el Hogar�
4:00-El Gordo Albert y
Cosby Kid
4:30-Pandilla de los Osos
Revoltosos
5:00--La Familia Partridge
5:30-El Gran Chaparral
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-El Mago*
8:30-Patrulla Juvenil a
9:30-M-A-S-H *
10:00-Noticias del Siglo
10:05-Ultimas Noticias
10:20-Ultima Tanda

JUEVES
11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Hora del Sesteo
2:00-Plaza Sesamo
3:30-La Mujer, el Arte
y el Hogar*
4:00-Linus Corazin de Le6n
4:30-Roma me da Risa
5:00-Jennings*
5:30-El Gran Chaparral *
6:30-Tevedis Informa
7:30--El Mundo Submarino
de Jacques Cousteau"
8:30-Trilogia Policiaca
10:00-Noticias del Siglo
10:05-Ultimas Noticias
10:20-Boxeo de
Campeonato
cambios sin previo aviso.
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal
MIERCOLES
10:50-Documental
11:00-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar"
12:00-Sorteo del Miercolito
12:30--Caleidoscopio
1:00--Informativo
1:30-Maria Soledad
2:30-Ana del Aire*
3:00-La Ciudad Grita
3:30-Torombolo
4:00-El Honorable
Cascarrabias
4:30-Tritton
5:00-Sefiorita Cometa
5:30--Sueiio con Jeannie
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00--El Mundo en Guerra �
8:00-Muiieca*
9:00-Una Muchacha Llamada
Milagros
10:00-Cuestion de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal
JUEVES
10:40-Documental
10:45--Programa Educative
11:00-Robin Hood
11:15-El Arts de Cocinar�
11:45-Lassie*
12:15-La Criada Bien Criada'
1:00-Informativo
1:30-Maria Soledad
2:30-Ana del Aire*
3:00-La Ciudad Grita
3:30-Torombolo
4:00-El Honorable
Cascarrabias
4:30-Tritton
5:00-Sefiorita Cometa
5:30-Sueiio con Jeannie
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Travesuras de
Topo Gigio0
8:00--Mufeca�
9:00Una Muchacha Llamada
Milagros
10:00 Cuestion de Minutos
10.15- Cine Colosal


Lo que mais import a Harold
Lewis en el desempefio de sus fun-
ciones como cajista en la Imprenta
del (anal de Panamai, en La Boca,
es "que su trabajo quede bien pre-
sentado". Y quizAs haya sido este
objetivo, tan important en su caso,
el qu e Ie ncreci6 rccibir reciente-
mente el Premio por Servicio So-
bresalientc. El afo pasado Lewis,
quien tuvo su primer empleo con
el Canal de Panami en 1941, tam-
bidn recibi6 otra distinci6n: el
Certificado de 30 afios de servicio
con la cmpresa dcl Canal. Su pri-
mer emplco fue como verificador
de carga en lo que es ahora la Di-
visi6n de Terminales, en el sector
Atlintico. Alli permaneci6 2 afios
y posteriormente pas6 al Taller de
Instrumentos que mantenia la Ar-
mada entire France Field y Coco
Solo, pero a los 6 meses--en julio
de 1945-pas6 a trabajar a la Im-
prenta del Canal, en la que labor
desde entonces. Desempefi6 al
principio tareas de oficina, pero
luego pas6 a trabajar en adiestra-
miento en la operaci6n de las pren-
sas. Quedaba la Imprenta entonces
en Mount Hope. Cuando la Im-
prenta fue trasladada en 1963 a La
Boca, Lewis tenia casi 7 aiios de
desempefiarse como cajista en la
secci6n de armada. Actualmente
opera la mAquina de monotipo y
en tal funci6n le corresponde tra-
bajar en la impresion de una gran
diversidad de material impreso uti-
lizado por la Compaiiia del Canal.
En el monotipo perfora cintas que
son pasadas despues a la fundidora
de done salen los tipos listos para
ser armados. Su principal aliado en
esa delicada area es el Manual del
Mlonotipo, que conserve just al
lado de la maquina. A Lewis co-
rrcsponde preparar permisos, for-
mularios de empleo y otra clase
de material impreso. Casado con
Violet Haynes, el matrimonio
Lewis tiene cinco hijos: la mayor,
Jilma, se gradu6 en el Colegio


Abel Bravo y estudia enfermeria;
Lucinda estudia secretariado bi-
linguie en el Colcgio Guardia Vega;
Belinda y Harold cursan la secun-
daria, y la menor Irina estudia ain
en la escuela primaria. Lewis es
un devoto de la Iglesia Metodista
de Col6n, y suele asistir a los ofi-
cios religiosos con su familiar. "Es
una costumbre que ayuda a hacer


El Circulo Numismatico


una vida miis sana. Ademas, uno
aprende a aceptar a otras perso-
nas como series humans y como
hermanos", afiade. Lewis es afi-
cionado al beisbol y al boxeo. De
este iltimo deported fue un gran
admirador de Young Finnigan y
de Ismacl Laguna. Su ambici6n
future es adquirir una casa propia
en Col6n y continuar viviendo
ejemplarmente con su familiar.



PROGRAmA


OFrecera una Exposici6n DE EVEnTOS


El Circulo Numismaitico de Pa-
nami apresentari una Exposici6n de
Monedas, Billetes, Medallas y Fi-
chas de distintos paises, los dias
12 y 13 de julio en el Mezanine del
Hotel Cranada. Esta serni la Cuar-
ta Exposici6n que realize en Pa-
namni esa prestigiosa agrupacion
numismAtica.
Al acto inaugural, que se inicia-
ri a las 9 a.m. del sAbado 5 de
julio, sernn invitadas altas autori-
dades del Cobierno panamefio.


12 Nuevos Miembros

Al Cuadro de Honor

De Esc. de Crist6bal
Doce estudiantes fueron admiti-
dos reeientemente como miembros
del Capitulo del Caribe del Cua-
dro de Honor de la Escuela Secun-
daria de Crist6bal.
Los nu\evos miemnbros son los
graduandos: Karen Cintron, Jackie
Johnson, Karen Kearns, Maria Ne-
grete, Brad Schmidt y Joe Ramos,
asi como Carmen Bringas, Marga-
ret Jaketic, Linda Loizeaux, James
Sahnon, Dawn Starrett y Lourdes
SioArez.
James Pfau, director de la Es-
cuela Secundaria de Crist6bal, fue
nombrado miemlbro honorario del
Capitulo. Esta era la ultima ini-
ciacion de miemblros en el Cuadro
de Honor durante el afio lectivo
1974-75.
El Padre Kevin Lawler, de la
Iglesia de la Sagrada Familia, fun-
gio como orador invitado.


Maneje con cuidado,

detrds de una pelota

siempre va un nifio.


Segfin infonrmo Herbert l)aven-
port, president del Circulo Nu-
misma tico, sernm exhibidos duran-
te los 2 dias que durara la exposi-
ci6n colecciones de billetes de to-
das parties del mundo; monedas de
los vecinos paises centroamerica-
nos; medallas de la Zona del Ca-
nal; una coleccidn de los "fuertes"
venezolanos, monedas del tamafio
ldel Ialboa de plata muv aprecia-
dlas por los coleccionistas, y utna
eolecci6n panamefia eompleta, quee
include juegos de prueba.
Como atraccion adicional, dijo
Davenport, los Juveniles del
Circulo NumismAtico, o scan los
jovenes coleccionistas menores de
los 18 arios, presentarin tambidn
un pabellOn.
Se han fijado tres grandes pre-
mios para las tres mejores colec-
ciones y se otorgarA un premio
para la mejor colecci6n de los j6-
venes numisnmiticos. Un jurado que
seri designado oportunamente, ten-
lrai la delicada tarea de seleccio-
nar lass mcjores colcciones.
La exposici6n start abierta los
2 dias indicados de 9 a.m. a i p.m.


Junio 14-Aniversario de la adop-
ci6n de la bandera de los Esta-
dos Unidos. El acto de adopciOn
csluIvo consagrado en una reso-
lhici6n expedida por el Comite
de la Armada del Segundo Con-
greso Continental el dia 14 de
junio de 1777. Tenia entonces la
bandera 13 barras rojas y blan-
cas alternadas, con igual nuimero
de estrellas blancas, en un fondo
azul al extreme superior proxi-
mo al asta.
Junio 15-Dia del Padre, celebrado
en toda la Repiblica de Pana-
mai. En esa fecha hay progra-
inas especiales para honrar al
padre. Es costumbre traditional
,)hserv\ar en esta fecha especial,
a muchos padres paseando por
lugares de recreacion con su
familiar.
Junio 24-Festividad de San Juan
Bautista, que es observada por
las ciuldades de Chitrd y Agua-
dulcc, de las que es Patr6n este
santo. Tienen lugar en ambas po-
)Ilaciones, cabalgatas, lbailes po-
pulares y otras manifestaciones
testivas.


Spillway del Canal de Panama

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PanamA, editada en Balboa Heights, Z. del C. Se autoriza la reproducci6n
Sa fuere verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6nica o noticia aqui aparecida,
sin necesidad de solicitud expresa. El material que se desee publicar en
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el material urgente puede ser recibido priocesado para ser usado la misma
semana a nmis tardar el mnartes al mediodiai. D)istrilciin gratis a todos
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pagaderos a The Panama Canal Company y dirigidos a: SPILLWAY
Subscriptions, Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.


Pagiina 2


4CO lXx 4d 0 En colors. Sssjeto a









Junio 13, 1975


SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA


PAgina 3


I


Ingresan a Asociaci6n de


Honor Alumnos de R. City


REUNION EJECUTIVA
En la foto aparecen el Gobernador H. R. Parfitt (al
fondo, en el centro), el Vicegobernador Richard L.
Hunt (al fondo a la izquierda) y William De La
Matter (al fondo, a la derecha), EdecAn del Gober-


Bruce H. Russell, de Paraiso,
Zona del Canal, recibi6 reciente-
mente el emblema que lo catalog
como uno de los mejores jugadores
de tenis de la Universidad Nichols,
de Dudley, Massachussetts, Esta-
dos Unidos de Am6rica.
La entrega del emblema tuvo
lugar durante el banquet annual
de primavera para deportistas de
ese plantel.
Russell es hijo de Howard Rus-
sell y Sra. Beryl de Russell, resi-
dentes en la Calle Otoque, Casa
652-A, en Paraiso. Russell padre,
presta servicio con la Divisi6n de
Almacenes del Ej6rcito, como Sub-
gerente de la Estaci6n de Servicio
de Casolina de Curund6. La Sra.
de Russell es oficinista en el Cen-
tro de Scrvicios Comunales de
Margarita, en el sector Atlintico
de la Zona del Canal.
El joven Russell acaba de ter-
minar su primer afio de economic
en la Universidad Nichols, en don-
de cl ano pasado fue secretario
de la Junta de Gobierno Estudian-
til \ codirector del peri6dico de
la itniversidad. Pertenece a la So-
ciedad Justiniana, al Club de Eco-
iomlia y al Club de la Llave
Verde.
Actiualnente, el joven Russell se
eniciintra en el Isbto de Panama.
Sus vacaciones de la universidad
las ha aprovechado para obtener
una position dentro del Programa
td Avuidantcs Estudiantiles de la


nador y Funcionario a cargo de los Consejos Civicos,
en uni6n de los representantes de los consejos civicos
latinoamericanos, durante la 61tima reunion ejecutiva,
que tuvo lugar recientemente.


En Empresa Privada


F. Lee Participa en Programa Ejecutivo


Frank A. Lee, Jefe de la Divi-
si6n de Electricidad, partirA del
Istmo a fines de junior para parti-
cipar por 1 afio en el Programa
de Intercambio promovido por el
President de los Estados Unidos.
TrabajarA en ese tiempo en una
firma privada.
El program fue establecido en
1969 para ofrecer a ejecutivos ta-
lentosos la oportunidad de obte-
ner experiencia cruzando los Ambi-
tos de su trabajo para laborar tem-
poralmente en el Gobierno o la
empresa privada, al promediar sus
carreras.
Lee, el primer empleado del
Canal de PanamA en participar en
el program, comenzarA a trabajar


el 19 de julio con la Corporaci6n
Bechtel Power de Gaithersburg,
Maryland, como ingeniero de pro-
yecto asignado a la oficina del
Gerente de la Divisi6n de Inge-
nieria. ColaborarA en la formula-
ci6n de proyectos individuals y
maestros para complejos industria-
les y de generaci6n de energia.
La empresa Bechtel es una fir-
ma important de ingenieria y
construcci6n que se ocupa en de-
sarrollar proyectos como plants
de generaci6n el&ctrica y disefiar
sistemas para trainsito rApido.
El Program de Intercambio del
Ejecutivo incluye, entire sus obje-
tivos:
-Promover la comprensi6n y


una. mejor relaci6n de trabajo en-
tre el sector privado y el gobierno,
mediante el intercambio de ejecu-
tivos j6venes destacados de ambos
sectors;
-Ofrecer a los ejecutivos un
creciente conocimiento de las pers-
pectivas, metodos, recursos y fun-
cionamiento del Gobiemo Federal
o del sector privado;
-Hacer que las agencies y eje-
cutivos Federales se beneficien con
la pericia administrative del sec-
tor privado;
-Y crear un n6cleo de ejecu-
tivos de negocios que han teni-
do una carrera intermedia exito-
sa en el Cobierno, a los que se
llamaria desputs para servir en
consejos asesores, en grupos de
discusi6n y en altas posiciones de
elecci6n.
Los participants en este pro-
grama vienen de posiciones ejecu-
tivas de todo el variado campo de
la administraci6n. Los que proce-
den de la industrial han tenido ex-
periencia en Areas tales como ge-
rencia general, mercadeo, finanzas,
(Continua en la pdgina 4)


Direcci6n de Personal del Canal
de PanamA. Presta servicios en una
de las unidades de la Contraloria
del Canal.


CONDUCTORES SEGUROS
El Director de Transporte y Terminales, Coronel Charles R. Clark (cuar-
to de la derecha) y Maurice L. McCullough (tercero de la izquierda),
aparecen junto con 21 conductors de vehiculos del Canal de PanamAi


Ocho estudiantes de la Escuela
Secundaria de Rainbow City fue-
ron postulados para ingresar como
miembros de la principal agrupa-
ci6n national de estudiantes des-
tacados, la Asociaci6n de Estu-
diantes Americanos Distinguidos,
segOn anuncio hecho por el Di-
rector del plantel Alfredo Crag-
well.
Los estudiantes distinguidos son
Luis Rhoden, Aurelio Hartley, Ma-
ria Jeanmarie, Ricardo McFarlane,
Rail Pinedo, Clarence Alleyne,
Rail Valladares y Rodolfo Beatty.


Los Cavaliers

Tienen Paseo

A Costa Rica
El Club Cavaliers, integrado por
muchos empleados de las divisio-
nes de Navegaci6n y Esclusas del
Canal de Panama, estii organizan-
do una gran excursion a Costa
Rica, que partira del Aeropuerto
de Tocumen el viernes 29 de
agosto, a las 8 a.m. y regresarA a
PanamA el lunes 19 de septiem-
bre en la tarde.
El precio de la excursion, de
$130, include pasaje en avi6n de
ida y vuelta, alojamiento en un
hotel de primera clase en San Josd,
desayuno, giras por San Jos6 y al-
rededores, impuesto de aeropuerto
en PanamlA, impuesto de turista en
Costa Rica y un brindis.
Los residents de Col6n que to-
men parte en la excursion saldrain
en un autobis expreso a las 4:30
a.m., entire calls 8 v 9 Central
con direcci6n a Tocumen el dia
29. Los residents de la ciudad de
Panama debertin estar en el aero-
puerto a las 7 a.m., para los tri-
mites necesarios.
Los excursionistas deberan te-
ner pasaporte valido, certificado de
vacuna international, Paz y Salvo
National de Panamai y los residen-
tes estadounidenses de la Zona del
Canal deberfin tener permiso de
salida y de regreso. Los ciudada-
nos extranjeros residents en Pa-
namai deberin tener consigo per-
miso de entrada y reentrada.
Para mass informed, debenr lla-
marse a los tel6fonos 52-4583, 47-
0857, 47-3025, 47-8074, 47-6509 y
47-6996.

NUMEROUS QUE RECORDER


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El ingreso de los citados estu-
diantes a la Asociaci6n de Estu-
diantes Americanos Distinguidos,
les permit participar en el Pro-
grama de Premiaci6n Anual para
Estudiantes de Secundaria, que
destina aproximadamente $800.000
en becas universitarias. El progra-
ma consiste en becas anuales para
reconocidas universidades de los
Estados Unidos. El Programa de
Premiaci6n Anual de la Asociaci6n
de Estudiantes Americanos Distin-
guidos es el mas grande de su cla-
se en los Estados Unidos.
El program es uno de los me-
dios que utiliza la asociaci6n para
alentar los 6xitos acad6micos v la
responsabilidad civica entire la ju-
ventud. Estos estudiantes son re-
conocidos en todos los Estados
Unidos en una publicaci6n titulada
"La Asociaci6n de Estudiantes Dis-
tinguidos de Escuelas Secundarias
Americanas", que tiene una amplia
circulaci6n.
Directores y consejeros de plan-
teles secundarios presentan todos
los afios a la asociaci6n un niimero
limitado de sus mejores alumnos
para que sean considerados para
dicha entidad. La asociaci6n pro-
cede luego a admitir a aquellos es-
tudiantes, varones y mujeres, que
han alcanzado los mins altos hono-
res.
Los estudiantes nominados por
el Professor Cragwell se graduaron
con honors el ailo pasado de la
Escuela Secundaria de Rainbow



Grupo 'Soul"

De Cuadrillas

Tiene Festival
La agrupaci6n de bailes de cua-
drillas soul, "The Square and
Groovers", ha anunciado un festi-
val bailable en ocasi6n de celcbrar
su Primer Aniversario, el prdximo
s'ibado 19 de julio en el Cimnasio
San Crist6bal. El festival comen-
zarA a las 9 p.m. y se extcnder'l


hasta las 3 a.m.
El Profesor Eric Garcia y sus
"Progressive Five", alternAndose
con "Joe Rochester y sus Electr6-
nicos", estarfn amenizando el fes-
tival ininterrumpidamente durante
6 horas continues.
Se han cursado invitaciones a
Costa Rica y a ambos sectors del
Istmo para esta actividad de la
novel agrupaci6n de cuadrillas po-
pulares. HabrA numerosas sorpre-
sas.
El piblico en general esta cor-
dialmente invitado.


que se hicieron acreedores al Premio Anual de Scguridad, por no haber
tenido accident alguno mientras desempefaban sus labores. La foto
fue tomada en los talleres de Anc6n.


Recibe Honor en EE. UU.


Un Graduado de Paralso








SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA


Junio 13, 1975


Jubilados Inician Travesia . . .


* --1 �-.. ^^-wi sa ^-ya aE!^ ' HE^^^sesaia E S 'a,

LUJOSO CRUCERO
El "Royal Viking Star", lujoso buque de cruceros de la Royal Viking
Line, transit por una de las esclusas del Canal de PanamA. Este buque,
de bandera noruega, tiene acomodaciones para 500 pasajeros, estA dota-
do completamente de aire acondicionado, con amplios camarotes, el 94
por ciento de los cuales tienen vista al mar y posee un artistic decorado
con motives tipicos escandinavos. Esta nave es gemela del "Royal Viking
Sky", que transit hacia el sur el pasado martes, 3 de junio, en un
crucero por el Oc6ano Pacifico.


ESCUELA SECUNDARIA DE

CUADRO DE
PRIMER BIMES

Grado 7


Michele Jeanmarie
David Soley
Grado 8
Amelia Hartley
Egberto Willies
Grado 9
Erasmo Barrera
Vicenzio Holder
Sara Meza
Dielka Thompson
Regina Watson
Grado 10
Soraya Machado
Carmen Maug6


El Club Altamira


Celebrara Acto


El Dia del Padre
Pasado mafiana, domingo 15 de
junior, el Club Altamira patrocina-
ra la ceremonial NN 21 que lleva a
cabo y en la que se tributarA ho-
menaje a los padres. El event co-
menzard a las 2:45 p.m., en el
Auditorio del IPA.
Este program, que por tradi-
ci6n es altamente cultural y que
se present gratis al pfiblico en ge-
neral, contara con la participaci6n
de cantantes, instrumentalistas y
de la Banda Municipal de Col6n,
dirigida por Winston Flowers.
El program servird para pro-
clamar al Padre del Aiio de la co-
munidad en la que se activan los
socios del Club Altamira.
Este afio, el orador principal
serA Ricardo Stevens, alumno de
honor y de tiempo complete de la
Escuela de Derecho de la Univer-
sidad de PanamA. Se encuentra es-
tudiando actualmente, gracias a
una beca que le fue otorgada por
el Club Altamira y serA el orador
mis joven que haya participado en
toda la historic del club, en la ce-
remonia en honor a los padres.
El moment culminante del acto
serA la entrega, por parte del Juez
Guthrie F. Crowe, del premio que
dona anualmente para premier al
Padre del Alio.


RAINBOW CITY

HONOR
;TRE

Grado 11
Nilsa Alleyne
Michelva Evans
Carlos Gill
Rogelio Sobers
Ana Escobar
Hermelinda White
Clara Willies
Pamela Hemmings
Grado 12
Griselda Batista
Julia Cornwall
Natalia Goddard
Ram6n Jeanmarie
Yolanda Lewis
Mabel Meza
Gil Ruiz
Fulgencio Barrera
Cirilo Holt


r.
-r


High Hopes, un bellisimo camaro-
te con cama double, gabinetes y
armarios y un sanitario indepen-
diente con agua fria y caliente.
Hay otro camarote en la parte
anterior con dos literas, sanitario
y un Area de taller con una litera
para Orlando.
Hay espacio para todo en luga-
res acondicionados en las paredes,
perfectamente disimulados. La co-
cina, en donde Marci espera pasar
gran parte del tiempo, estA en la
cabina y hasta tiene una ventana.
Parece un atractivo bar, pero tie-
ne un fregador de acero inoxida-
ble, una estufa de cuatro fogones
y una refrigeradora. Tambi6n cuen-
ta con un molino de caf6.
Sabiendo que les gustaria pro-
bar el caf6 native de algunas de
las regions que visitarAn, various
amigos les regalaron el molino, du-
rante una fiesta de despedida, jun-
to con un billete de $10 para que
compren el caf6 en grano.
Optimismo
Anticipando a una buena tem-
porada de pesca en alta mar, los
Fitzsimmons abastecieron su con-
gelador con jugo de lim6n para
hacer ceviche y usarlo con pescado.
Marci solicit6-y consigui6-un
Area para lavar con lavadora y se-
cadora instaladas en las paredes.
"Tambi6n estoy jubilada", afirma.
A cubierta llevan una Honda 70
para tener transport disponible
cuando toquen tierra.
Radio Operadora
La contribuci6n de Marci en la
embarcaci6n no se limitarA a ser


Ingresan 61 Artesanos .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)


El Teniente Coronel Phillip D.
Weinert, Director de Instalaciones
de la Brigada, entreg6 los certi-
ficados a los graduados del Pro-
grama de Aprendices del Ej6rcito
y el Teniente Coronel Robert L.
Klingensmith, Comandante del 249
Escuadr6n de Ingenieria Civil, lo
hizo a los cuatro aprendices de la
Fuerza A6rea.
El Program de Aprendices data
casi desde el inicio de la construc-
ci6n de la via acuAtica, cuando se
estableci6 la necesidad de ofrecer
oportunidades a los hijos de los
hombres y mujeres que trabajaban
con la Comisi6n del Canal Istmico.
El primer adiestramiento para
aprendices fue aprobado el 12 de
abril de 1906, pero las normas for-
males sobre aprendizaje no fueron


GOBIERNO DE LA ZONA DEL CANAL-COMPARIA DEL CANAL DE PANAMA
DIRECTION DE PERSONAL

Lista de Vacantes y Traslados Para Empleados
Todo solicitante capacitado recibiri consideraci6n para trabaio sin distincifn de raza,
religion, color, nacionalidad, sexo, afiliaci6n political u otro factor no meritorio.


POSICIONES PERMANENTES Salario
Ayudante Controlador de Trafico Maritimo, NM-51-...- $8.153.60
Ayudante, Mecanico Tornero-Nautico, MG-5__------ $2.15
Capataz de Calderas, MG-6 --------$2.20
Guardia, NM-4 ------ --------$7.300.80
Ingeniero General, Supervisor, NM-11 __---__ $14.643.20
MecAnico Tornero, MG-10 -- ---- ---- -$5.41
Obrero, MG-30 (Primeras 40 horas) ___----$2.03
Oficinista, NM-2 (Tiempo parcial que no exceda 30 horas) $4.284.80
Quimico Supervisor, NM-11--------------- $14.643.20
Soldador, MG-10 (Intermitente) ---------$5.41
Supervisor de Guardias, NM-6G -----$9.048.00


Direcci6n Va-
0 Si- can-
Divisidn tio tes
Transito P 2
Industrial P 2
Industrial P 1
Prot. Canal P 1
Industrial A 1
Mantenimiento P 1
Terminales A 1
Contraloria P 1
Acued. y Lab. P 1
Industrial A 2
Prot. Canal A 2


POSICIONES TEMPORALES
Aseador, MG-1 (Que no exceda 1 aio) __---$2.00 Industrial A 2
Ayudante Aparejador, MG-5 (Que no exceda 1 aio) ------ $2.15 Industrial A 5
Ayudante Pintor, MG-5 (Que no exceda 1 afio)_ --$2.15 Industrial A 5
Ayudante Soldador, MG-5 (Que no exceda 1 aio) --- $2.15 Industrial P 1
Mecinico Tornero, MG-10 (Que no exceda 1 aiio) - $5.41 Industrial A 1
Obrero, MG-3 (Que no exceda 1 ao)---------- ----$2.03 Industrial A 19
Oficinista, NM-2 (Que no exceda 10-14-75) - - $4.284.80 Industrial A 1
Oficinista-Estendgrafo(a), NM-4/ (Que no exceda 6-5-76) $7.596.00 Policia A 1
Soldador, MG-10 (Que no exceda 1 aio)l-- --------$5.41 Industrial A 2
Trabajador de Pintura, MG-7 (Que no exceda 1 afio) .----. $2.43 Industrial P 2
Trabajador de Pintura, MG-7 (Que no exceda 1 aio) - ---- -$2.43 Industrial A 15
La solicitud debe ser sometida en el Formulario 443, SOLICITUD PARA TRASLADO, a mis
tardar site (7) dfas calendarios de la fecha de esta publicaci6n. Si hace solicitud para mis
de una posici6n, indique el orden de preferencia. Deberi someterse una solicitud separada
para cada categoria de empleo. Se indican los anuncios nuevos en letras negritas. Los salaries
indicados serin aumentados a los ciudadanos de EE. UU. por medio del diferencial apropiado
ademis del factor impuesto cuando debe aplicarse. El simbolo 1 indica que es necesario un
examen escrito. El simbolo # indica que es una posici6n de seguridad donde puede emplearse
solamente ciudadanos estadounidenses. Los requisitos pueden ser revisados en el Ramo de
Empleos y Colocaciones, Edificio 366, Anc6n o Edificio 1105, Crist6bal. Mayor informaci6n puede
obtenerse en el Ramo de Colocaciones, telifonos 52-7996, 52-7501, 52-3583 6 43-1288. No
deben comunicarse directamente con los luncionarios de empleo.
* Sujeto a reclasificaci6n a Trabajador en Adiestramiento NM-1/MG-1. Los empleados que
estin en el program de trabajadores en adiestramiento pueden solicitar cambios dentro del
program.


adoptadas sino hasta junio de 1914.
En febrero de 1915 se comenz6
a ofrecer adiestramiento te6rico
cuando fueron asignados capataces
de talleres como instructors en las
Divisiones de Mecinica y Edifica-
ciones.
Aparte de un breve period du-
rante la II Guerra Mundial cuando
una escasez de mano de obra in-
dujo a cerrar provisionalmente la
escuela, el adiestramiento de
aprendices ha continuado progre-
sando. El program se expandi6 en
1960 y nuevamente en 1963 cuan-
do los militares escogieron sus pri-
meros aprendices que participaron
en el program.
El Personal de Adiestramiento
Industrial dirigido por Ricardo R.
Varela tiene bajo su responsabili-
dad administrar el Programa de
Aprendices asi como proporcionar
adiestramiento a los supervisors y
trabajadores experimentados.

En Empresa ...
(Viene de la pdgina 3)
contabilidad, leyes, personal e in-
genieria. Los que vienen del Go-
bierno han obtenido experiencia
ejecutiva en campos tales como de-
sarrollo urban, relaciones interna-
cionales, administraci6n de com-
pras, sistemas de administraci6n
de informaci6n y planeamiento
econ6mico. Los salaries de los eje-
cutivos son pagados por las enti-
dades que los invitan.
Lee, quien ingres6 a la empre-
sa del Canal hace 12 afios, fue
nombrado Jefe de la Divisi6n de
Electricidad en junio de 1972. Na-
ci6 en Gainesville, Florida, asisti6
a la Universidad de Jacksonville
durante 2 afios y termin6 sus es-
tudios en la Universidad de Flo-
rida, donde obtuvo un grado en
ingenieria el6ctrica.
Antes de venir al Istmo, Lee
trabaj6 con compaiifas privadas de
ingenieria en los Estados Unidos
y tambi6n sirvi6 por 2 anos en la
Infanteria de Marina de Estados
Unidos. Es ingeniero professional
registrado y ex president de la
Sociedad de Ingenieros Profesio-
nales de la Zona del Canal.
Lee y su esposa, Carolyn, vi-
ven en Balboa Heights con dos
de sus tres hijos: Charles y Chris-
tianna. Frank, Jr., vive en Gatun
y trabaja como aprendiz en la Di-
visi6n de Esclusas.


(Viene de la pdgina 1)
jefa de cocina y a otros meneste-
res secundarios. Vale decir que,
oculto en la cabina principal, hay
un mapa cartogrAfico enrollado, un
escritorio complete con maquina
de escribir, mAquina de coser y
equipo de radio. Marci estA a car-
go de operar el equipo de radio.
El cuarto tiene un mapa en relie-
ve de PanamA, que le fue regalado
a Bill al aiio de estar en el Istmo.
Una vez comenzaron a trabajar
en la construcci6n de la nave, Bill
dijo que uno de ellos deberia te-
ner licencia y encargarse de ope-
rar el equipo de radio, sefialando
que su esposa tenia mas tiempo
para estudiar que 61. A poco de
haber conseguido su licencia de
operar equipo de radio hace 5
afios, Marci se vio en inesperadas
conversaciones con distintas classes
de personas, desde el ex Vicego-
bernador de la Zona del Canal
Harry Paxson, quien trataba de
ponerse en comunicaci6n con an-
tiguos amigos, hasta alumnos de
sexto grado que deseaban saber
sobre Panama.
Antes de decidir la construcci6n
de la embarcaci6n, que Marci des-
cribe como "un hueco en el agua
rodeado por cemento, en el que
se ech6 dinero", los Fitzsimmons
consideraron varias alterativas.
La Decision
Bill y Marci habian acordado
comprar y reacondicionar una em-
barcaci6n commercial, cuando uno
de sus amigos les ofreci6 gran can-
tidad de literature sobre barcos de
ferrocemento. "Los dos solos jams
hubibramos podido construir la em-


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barcaci6n con otra clase de mate-
rial", dice Bill, "pero el m6todo
del ferrocemento parecia facil".
Mencionen una "embarcaci6n de
cemento" y la mayoria de las per-
sonas se imaginarAn algo masivo,
no maniobrable y pesado. Pero,
en realidad, dice Bill, una embar-
caci6n de ferrocemento es un bote
de acero hecho herm6tico con ce-
mento. En cada pie cfibico del
casco hay 35 libras de acero por
15 de cemento y el casco s6lo
tiene 3/4 de pulgada de grueso.
Pesa lo mismo, o un 10 por ciento
menos que un barco de madera de
las mismas dimensions.
Bill no es extrafio a los buques
ni a la construcci6n de los mismos.
Sirvi6 5 afios en la Armada de
Estados Unidos a bordo de un
submarine y despu6s trabaj6 en el
Centro Naval de Abastos en Oak-
land, California. En 1948 cons-
truy6 un bote de madera de 50
pies de largo y vivi6 en 61 en la
Bahia de San Francisco, antes de
venir a PanamA en 1960.
Hasta que se dedicaron a la
construcci6n de su barco, Bill y
Marci se habian activado en mu-
chos grupos locales. Cuando co-
menzaron a trabajar en el High
Hopes, vendieron una lancha de
18 pies de largo que tenian, guar-
daron su equipo de buceo "SCU-
BA" y se entregaron de lleno a la
tarea de construir su yate de ferro-
cemento.
El Primer Paso
"La jorada de 1.000 millas co-
mienza con el primer paso", dice
Marci al abrir el album de foto-
grafias que muestra como el High
Hopes fue formAndose desde su
inicio: una viga en forma de T de
40 pies de largo por 18 pulgadas
de alto y 9 pulgadas de ancho y
que constituy6 la quilla, hasta que
se convirti6 en un esbelto yate de
52 pies de largo, cuyo motor diesel
de 6 cilindros y 170 caballos de
fuerza le permit cortar las olas a
una velocidad de 10 nudos.
Para darle forma a la embarca-
ci6n se utilize tuberia de 3 de
pulgada de grueso, que se dobl6
en la debida forma y fue soldada
a la quilla, al igual que varillas
de acero de refuerzo de V4 de pul-
gada, colocadas a 3 pulgadas de
distancia, a todo lo largo de la
quilla. Luego vino la colocaci6n
de ocho capas de malla hexagonal
de acero. Cada capa debi6 ser co-
locada con una separaci6n de 1�
pulgadas, una tarea agotadora.
Luego hubo que hacer una mezcla
de 75 sacos de cemento y 150 sa-
cos de arena. Fue cuando necesi-
taron la ayuda de numerosos vo-
luntarios, pues el trabajo de colar
todo el concrete debia hacerse en
2 dias. Con la embarcaci6n ya ter-
minada, vino la pintura. Se coloc6
la cabina principal en su lugar y
sigui6 luego el trabajo de arreglar
el interior y de instalar el motor.
La Botadura
El High Hopes fue lanzado al
agua en noviembre de 1974,
6 afios exactamente despu6s de ha-
berse colocado la quilla. Al ver la
operaci6n, los amigos exclamaron:
"JamAs creimos que lo lograrias".
Bill contestaba sonriendo: "Lo hice
para fastidiarlos".
En estos moments Bill Fitzsim-
mons y su esposa, Marci, se en-
cuentran haciendo un feliz crucero
con destino a la Bahia de San
Francisco.
Ambos nacieron en California,
crecieron a pocas cuadras de dis-
tancia en Oakland y sus familia-
res, incluso su hijo Kelly y su hija
Kathy, junto con sus families, to-
davia se encuentran en el Area de
San Francisco.
Despu6s de una escala de 2 me-
ses, piensan seguir hacia la Co-
lumbia Britinica, luego regresarAn
a M6xico, Panama, Honduras Bri-
tAnica donee Bill piensa bucear
en los grandes arrecifes) y seguirAn
hasta la Costa Este de los Estados
Unidos.
Si todo sale como lo han pla-
neado, sus amigos de PanamA pue-
den esperar histories sumamente
interesantes, cuando Bill y Marci
regresen el afio entrante.


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