The Panama Canal spillway =

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


Subjects / Keywords:
Periodicals -- Canal Zone ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama) ( lcsh )
serial ( sobekcm )
federal government publication ( marcgt )
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Text in English and Spanish; Spanish text inverted.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1, no. 33 (Feb. 1, 1963)-Vol. 37, no. 26 (Dec. 30, 1999).
Issuing Body:
Issued by: Government of the Canal Zone <June 24, 1966-June 13 1969>; by the Panama Canal Company, <Aug. 13, 1976>-Sept. 14, 1979; by the Panama Canal Commission, Sept. 20, 1979-Dec. 1999.
General Note:
"Official Panama Canal publication."
General Note:
Imprint varies: Balboa Hights, <1966-1978>; Miami, Fla., <1979-1982>; Balboa Heights, Pan. <1983>-1999.
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 1 (June 24, 1966); title from caption.
General Note:
Vols. for 1994-1995 distributed to depository libraries in microfiche.
General Note:
Special "80th anniversary supplement" issue published on Aug. 12, 1994.
General Note:
Special ed. for 65th anniversary of the Panama Canal issued at end of Oct. 1979, is also a joint issue with: The News: authorized unofficial publication of the U.S. Armed Forces, Quarry Heights, Panama, and includes the text of the Panama Canal Act.

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The Panama

Canal Spillway

Vol. XIV, No. 8

Friday, August 22, 1975

Ship Scheduling Change Coco Solo Hosp.

May Save Tons of Fuel Director Assume

The Canal's Transit Operations
Division has developed a new ship
scheduling concept that may save
users of the waterway thousands of
tons of fuel yearly.

Scrap Material

Used to Build

Effective Tool
An enterprising U.S. technician
and a talented Panamanian elec-
trical apprentice, both working for
the Electrical Division Power
Branch, have put together from
scrap materials a highly effective
tool which normally costs $8,000.
The apparatus, now being used
in the reseating of safety valves of
the Miraflores steam plant, was
developed by Ralph Henderson,
engineering technician, and ap-
prentice Ricardo Sandoval.
Norman Anderson, Superinten-
dent of the Power Branch, South-
ern District, explained that the
idea for the device occurred last
year when a manufacturer's tech-
nical representative had to be
brought from the United States
with specialized equipment to re-
seat the valves. The purchase price
of the specialized equipment was
found to be approximately $8,000,
inducing Anderson to consider the
possibility of building one locally.
The function of the safety valves
is to protect personnel and equip-
ment from overpressure conditions
in the high pressure boilers. When
the pressure reaches 1,050 pounds,
the safety valve must automatically
separate from its seat, releasing all
excess steam, then return to the
normal position after the pressure
drops to 905 pounds. A buildup of
pressure far beyond 1,050 could
cause an explosion.
According to Anderson, Hender-
son came up with the idea to build
the instrument out of scrap mate-
rial he had seen at Section I. He
previously had measured the parts
of the apparatus brought by the
U.S. technician and analyzed how
it worked. In Section I, he con-
firmed that there were materials
with the correct dimensions and
then presented the project to An-
derson, who gave him the go-ahead
and assigned Sandoval to help him.
Devoting available time during
their working hours, Henderson
and Sandoval concluded the job in
about a month at a cost of less
than $1,000.
"Before having the valve reseat-
ing apparatus, it would take as
long as 4 weeks to repair the valves
when they weren't working prop-
erly," observed Anderson. "Be-
sides having an instrument of our
own, we are saving time and bet-
tering the quality of the work."
The new device has an electrical
motor that activates a cutter whose
level is controlled by an exterior
handle. To reseat the valve, the
instrument is placed over the seat
and the motor operates a blade
which readjusts the valve.
Henderson, an old hand at the
Miraflores electrical plant, previ-
ously worked with Anderson in the
Locks Division. A graduate of Pa-
raiso High School, Sandoval is now
in the fourth year of his appren-

"Prescheduling," as the new sys-
tem has been named, is designed
for certain classes of high speed
vessels, particularly clearcut-day-
light transits, that are able to con-
serve fuel by reducing speed to
avoid arriving on days when they
cannot transit. The prescheduling
system, placed into operation Au-
gust 20 on a 60-day trial basis,
does not penalize any vessel which
can not take advantage of it.
A Marine Director's notice has
been sent to shipping agents out-
lining the procedure and instruct-
ing how ship owners and operators
may participate in the system.
The master or agent of a vessel
taking advantage of the new sys-
tem must provide an estimated
time of arrival (ETA) to the Canal
at least 72 hours prior to arriving
at Canal Zone waters. Upon re-
ceipt of the ETA by Marine Traf-
fic Control, the ship data card will
be pulled and placed in a "ready"
file and an information strip will
be placed on the ETA board.
After the 72-hour ETA has been
received, the agent may request
prescheduling at the MTC by fill-
ing out a Ship Due Form. A sched-
uler will advise him on the pros-
pects of the vessel's transiting as
requested. Vessels arriving in
Canal Zone waters for the first
time will not be prescheduled.
No more than four daylight ves-
sels will be prescheduled for any
given day. In the event that a pre-
scheduled vessel is unable to be
available for the prescheduled
ready time, the space will be given
to any daylight ship that is avail-
able. The late vessel will not be
rescheduled until after all vessels
of the same category present in
Canal Zone waters have begun

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Coast Guard Officer

Named to Canal Staff

Comdr. William Drew of .the
U.S. Coast Guard has been ap-
pointed Assistant to the Canal's
Marine Director for Marine Safety
and will assume his duties next
In this newly established posi-
tion in the Marine Bureau, Com-
mander Drew will be responsible
for providing assistance in such
matters as vessel inspection, the
carrying of hazardous cargoes,
evaluation of navigational projects
and the development of regula-
tions suitable for Canal Zone
Commander Drew comes to the
Canal Zone from Coast Guard
Headquarters in Washington, D.C.,
where for the past 3 years he has
been assistant chief of the Interna-
tional Affairs Division, with respon-
sibilities in the international mar-
itime safety field.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Com-
mander Drew was graduated from
the U.S. Merchant Marine Acad-
emy at Kings Point. Following
graduation, he sailed as a deck
officer in the ocean fleet of the
Socony Vacuum Oil Co. (now
Mobile Oil) on its worldwide
routes. He received his unlimited
U.S. Master's License in 1953.

During the Korean War, he
served in the Navy for 2 years on
an escort aircraft carrier. In 1958,
he entered the Coast Guard serv-
ice, where he has held various
operational and marine safety posi-
For approximately 7 years, Com-
mander Drew was attached to the
Coast Guard's Marine Inspection
Office in New York, where he
gained wide experience in all
phases of marine inspection and
safety work.
Following his New York duty,
he served a 2-year tour as Execu-
tive Officer on a Coast Guard
(Continued on p. 4)

Comdr. William Drew

Col. Gilberto Vila-Balzac has
been appointed Director of Coco
Solo Hospital and has assumed his
new duties. He succeeds Col. Wil-
liam R. Bunge, who recently re-
tired and departed the Isthmus.
Colonel Vila-Balzac comes to
the Canal Zone from Fort Sam
Houston, Tex., where he attended
the 1974-75 U.S. Army-Baylor
University Program in health care
A native of San Juan, P.R., Col-
onel Vila-Balzac was graduated in
1952 from the University of Puer-
to Rico with a bachelor's degree
in natural sciences. Upon gradua-
tion he was commissioned a second
lieutenant in the Infantry through
the ROTC Program. Entering the
Army, he served in Puerto Rico, at
Fort Benning, Ga., and in Korea.
In 1954, he entered Medical
School of the University of Puerto
Rico and received his medical de-
gree in June 1959. Following a
civilian internship at the General
Hospital at Harrisburg, Pa., he
served 1 year residency in surgery
at the Veterans Hospital in San
Returning to the Army in July
1961, he went on active duty with
a Regular Army commission with
the rank of captain. Following the
completion of the Army Medical
Service Orientation Course at the
Medical Field Service School at
Fort Sam Houston, Tex., he was
assigned to the surgical service at
Fort McPherson U.S. Army Hos-
pital at Atlanta, Ga., remaining
there for 3 years.
Colonel Vila-Balzac next at-
tended the Army Medical Service
Career Officers Course and upon
termination of the course served a
(Continued on p. 4)

In a move designed to dispel
rumors and alleviate unwarranted
fears concerning the impact of a
new Panama Canal treaty, Chief
U.S. Negotiator, Ambassador-at-
Large Ellsworth Bunker, has de-
signated John D. Blacken to be his
liaison officer with the Canal Zone.
Blacken, Counselor of Embassy
for Political Affairs at the United
States Embassy in Panama, has
addressed the Canal issue with
several Canal Zone groups during
the past year. In his new role as
liaison officer, Blacken will serve
as a channel of communication
between the U.S. negotiators and
the Canal Zone and seek to answer
specific questions and doubts of
Canal employees.
Blacken's activities as liaison
officer with the Canal Zone will
be coordinated through the offices
of the Governor and the Comman-
der-in-Chief of the U.S. Southern
Command. Requests for meet-
ings with Blacken should be di-
rected to the Aide to the Gov-
ernor-Civic Council Staff Officer
(telephone 52-7870) and U.S.
Southern Command Public Affairs
Officer (telephone 82-4226).


Being Violated

By Motorists
With the recent opening of the
new Balboa Cafeteria, several traf-
fic problems have been created
in the Retail Store-Cafeteria-Post
Office areas.
An increasing number of motor-
ists are failing to yield the right-
of-way to pedestrians in the Retail
Store-Theater and Cafeteria-Post
Office crossings. This is a viola-
tion of the law which may be
prosecuted under Section 167.413
(CZAR), Pedestrians Right-of-Way
in Crosswalks.
The above crosswalks are used
by many children and accidents
may be prevented if motorists
would slow down when going
through this area.
There are also many persons
walking across the street from the
chain at Stevens Circle instead of
using the marked crosswalks. The
Police Division wishes to remind
the public that jaywalking, in addi-
tion to creating a safety hazard, is
a violation of the law which may
be prosecuted under Section
167.412 (CZAR), Prohibit Cross-
Extra enforcement on these
problems is planned by the Police
to prevent accidents.

FSU Prep Program
In Need of Teachers
The Florida State University
PREP Program needs high school
English, math, and history instruc-
tors to teach at Fort Davis, Fort
Clayton and Fort Kobbe Army
Education centers.
Classes in English and history
are taught between 1 p.m. and
5 p.m. and math classes are taught
from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Anyone interested in applying
should call the PREP Office, 86-
2464, for further information.

Gift of the Panama Canal Museum

More Than 60 Years of Service to World Commerce


C.Z. Liaison Duties

Assigned to Blacken

Grateful Seaman,

Parents Thank

Local Lifesaver
Courage-like virtue-may be its
own reward, but Edmundo L6pez
might add that a word of thanks
for doing a good deed is satisfying
Last May 10th, L6pez' quick
thinking and action saved the life
of a young Norwegian seaman. At
about 11 a.m. that day, three crew-
men of the Norwegian ship Torrens
were on the gangway when heavy
seas moved the ship away from
pier 18 in Balboa, causing both
gangway and seamen to fall. Two
seamen fell 10 feet to the pier, but
were not seriously hurt. The third,
21-year-old Knut Inge Lindin, fell
25 feet into the Canal.
At that moment, L6pez, a ma-
rine bunkering foreman with Gulf
Marine & Services Co., was fueling
the ship. He noticed that one man
was missing and assumed that he
had fallen into the water.
It was high tide, so it didn't
take long for L6pez to get down
to the fenders hung between ship
and dock. He threw himself into
the water, and about 3 feet below
the surface he found young Lindin.
"Cod put the man into my
hands," he says, "and then I raised
him to one of the fenders. I re-
membered the days when I was a
fireman in Panama, and with the
help of two Canal employees who
threw me a rope, I tied the rope
around him and we raised him to
the dock, where we began to give
him artificial respiration."
The other two men were Nathan
A. Sterling, foreman, liquid fuels
wharfman, and Pacifico Ramirez,
liquid fuels wharfman, both of the
Panama Canal Marine Bunkering
Firemen and police soon arrived
to give first aid, and the seaman
was in good condition when an
ambulance came to take him to
Gorgas Hospital for further med-
ical treatment.
That might have been the end
of the story, as far as L6pez was
concerned. But recently he re-
ceived two letters from Norway,
one from seaman Lindin and an-
other from his grateful parents.
(Continued on p. 4)


August 22, 1975

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

3:00-Sesame Street
4:00-The Monkees
4:30-Cartoon Carnival
4:50-General Hospital
5:10-Zane Grey Theatre
(Show returns)
6:00-Dateline (Color)
6:40-Julia (Color)
8:00-Modismos en Espafiol (Color)
8:05-Hot I Baltimore (Color)
8:30-The Odd Couple (Color)
9:00-Focus on Today (Color)
9:20-Movie:)"Marriage Italian Style"
(Color) (Adult)
11:00-Fight of the Week (Color)
11:45-12 O'Clock High
12:00-Penelope's Parlor (Color)
12:30-Abbott and Costello (Color)
1:05-Major League Baseball:
Texas vs. Milwaukee (Color)
3:15-Pro Bowlers Tour (Color)
4:25-Lucky Jim (Color)
4:50-American Sportsman (Color)
5:35-Buck Owens
6:00--Weekend '75 (Color)
6:15-Bridget Loves Bernie
6:40-Texas Wheelers (Color)
7:05-Mary Tyler Moore (Color)
7:30-Sanford and Son (Color)
8:00--Qu Pasa? (Color)
8:05-Variety Special: "An Evening With
John Denver" (Color)
9:00-Focus on Today (Color)
9:20-SCN Special of the Week:
"Columbia Pictures'
50th Anniversary" (Color)
10:30-Creature Feature:
"Terrornauts" (Color)
11:45-The Thin Man
12:00--Norman Vincent Peale (Color)
12:25-Human Dimension
12:55-Christopher Closeup
1:25-Sacred Heart
1:40-Sunday Playhouse:
"Fearless Frank"
2:55-NFL Football: Los Angeles vs.
Dallas (Color)
5:00-A Conversation With the President
6:00-Chronicle (Color)
6:40-Last of the Wild (Color)
7:05-Carol Burnett Show
8:00--lu Pasa? (Color)
8:05-Perry Mason
9:00-Focus on Today (Color)
9:20-Movie: "The Last Tomahawk"
10:50-The Weekend Tonight Show (Color)

3:00-Sesame Street
4:00-The Monkees
4:30-Cartoon Carnival
4:50-General Hospital
5:10-Three Passports to Adventure
5:35-Truth or Consequences
6:00-Dateline (Color)
6:40-Let's Make a Deal
7:05-The Lieutenant
8:00-Modismos en Espaiol (Color)
8:05-Love American Style (Color)
9:00-Focus on Today (Color)
9:20-Movie: "Wilson"
11:20-Special: "Twilight Cheat" (Color)
3:00-Dr. Seuss Special: "The Hooper
Bloob Highway"
4:00-The Monkees
4:25-Beverly Hillbillies
4:50-General Hospital
5:10-Jack La Lanne
5:35-The Price Is Right
6:00-Dateline (Color)
6:40-The French Chef
7:05-Shane (Color)
8:00-Qui Pasa? (Color)
8:05-Information Special:
"60 Minutes" (Color)
9:00-Focus on Today (Color)
9:20-Movie: "The Extra Day"
10:45-Mike Douglas
3:00-Sesame Street
4:00-The Monkees
4:30-Cartoon Carnival
4:50-General Hospital
5:10-The Silent Service
5:35-The $10,000 Pyramid
6:00-Dateline (Color)
6:40-Password (Color)
7:05-The Defenders
8:00-Modismos en Espaiol (Color)
8:05-Sandy Duncan (Color)
8:30-Evil Touch (Color)
9:00-Focus on Today (Color)
9:20-Movie: "Johnny Come Lately"
11:00-The Tonight Show
3:00-Magic Land of Alakazam
3:30-Electric Company
4:00-The Monkees
4:25-Wild Kingdom (Color)
4:50-General Hospital
5:10-Can You Top This? (Premiere)
5:35-Now You See It
6:00-Dateline (Color)
6:40-Dating Game
7:05-Burke's Law
8:00-Qub Pasa? (Color)
8:05-The Smothers Brothers (Color)
9:00-Focus on Today (Color)
9:20-Movie: "The First Traveling
10:50-All-Star Wrestling (Color)


S., Beginning Friday,
BALBOA (Air-Conditioned)
Fri., 6:15, 8:00-Charley and the Angel (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-Dracula, Prince of
Darkness (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 10:00 a.m.-Jack the Giant
Killer, (G)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 12:30-Comancheros (G)
Sat., 2:30--Kings of the Sun (G)
Sat.-Mon.-Tues., 6:00, 8:25-Sun., 2:30,
6:00, 8:25-Serpico (R)
Wed., 6:15, 8:25-M�A*S*H (SIT) (PG)
Thurs., 6:15, 8:00-Tough Guys (SIT) (PG)
COCO SOLO (Air-Conditioned)
For your information:
This theater is closed for the installa-
tion of new equipment until further
Sun.-Jenny (SIT) (PG)
Mon.-Charley and the Angel (G)
Tues.-Hard Contract and The Detective
(SIT) (R)
Wed.-American Graffiti (SIT) (PG)
Thurs.--S.P.Y.S. (SIT) (PG)
Fri.-Now You See Him, Now You Don't
(SIT) (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-Satanic Rites of
Dracula (SIT) (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-101 Dalmatians (G)
Sat.-How the West Was Won (G)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-The Neptune Factor
(SIT) (G)
Sun.-Mon.-Report to the Commissioner (PG)
Tues.-Daisy Miller (SIT) (G)
Wed.-Cool Breeze (SIT) (R)
Thurs.-Screaming Target (SIT) (R)

August 22, 1975 H
Fri., 7:00-Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Hit the
Deck (G)
Sat., 7:00-Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Hold On!
Sun.-Enter the Dragon (R)

Fri.-Robin Hood (G)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-The Mummy's
Shroud (G)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 6:15-Doctor Dolittle (SIT) (G)
Sat., 8:15-Atlantis, the Lost Continent (G)
Sun.-Gone With the Wind (G)
Tues.-Vampire Circus (SIT) (PG)
Wed.-The Salzburg Connection (PG)

Sun.-Vampire Circus (SIT) (PG)
Mon.-Gone With the Wind (G)
Wed.-Trouble Man and The Seven Minutes

�All night shows begin at 7:00 except as
shown. All shows are post meridiem time ex-
cept as shown. Program subject to change.
mitted. General audience. PG-Parental
guidance suggested, some material may
not be suited for preteenagers. R-Re-
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.

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Greg Litton, left, Karen Moses and Doran George,
right, tally up their scores in the recent archery tour-

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nament held at Gamboa at the end of the summer
recreation program.

Kids' Ball League Dying Coin Collectors

For Lack of Adult Help To Show Tell
At D snlav

Come baseball season, Pacific
Youth Baseball League umpires
may not be calling out "Play ball!"
because there may not be any
The kids still want to play, but
many of the adults who organized
and supervised last year's activi-
ties are no longer available due to
retirements, rotations, and the like.
The league needs not only team
managers and coaches but a busi-
ness manager, a secretary, a treas-
urer-in short, any adult who is
willing to give his time in an offi-
cial or unofficial capacity.
In 1953, when the league was
founded, it had 60 kids playing in
T-shirts in a dust bowl behind the
Balboa Elementary School. Thanks
to the enthusiasm of the players,
parents and spectators, and the
dedicated efforts of community-
minded adults, the league grew
through the years.
Last season found 168 kids play-

Albrook Riding Club

Plans Sept. 13 Show

The Albrook Riding Club will
hold its 1975 Back-to-School Gym-
khana on September 13, with the
first event beginning at 9 a.m.
This horse show will be a com-
bination of English and Western
events including jumping, events
such as the "Equitation Over
Fences." The afternoon perform-
ances will consist of western game
events including the "Quadrangle
Stake Race" which has been
shown only a few times on the
Isthmus. A costume parade with a
Bicentennial-Frontier Days theme
will bring the day's activities to
an end at approximately 3 p.m.
Tickets will be sold outside the
Balboa Retail Store from 3 to 6
p.m., September 11 and 12. They
also will be available at the en-
trance of the Riding Club on the
dav of the show. Admission is $1
for adults and 50 cents for those
under 17. Children under 5 will be
:admiIted free.
For the benefit of children who
wish to acquaint themselves with
some of the show horses, pony
rides will be given on Septem-
her 6, a week before the show.
Ample parking facilities will be
available across the street from
the entrance of the club.

ing in modern uniforms, with up-
to-date equipment, at the Pacific
Youth ballparks behind the Balboa
Railroad Station. There were 84
aged 6% to 10 in the Junior
League and an equal number aged
9 to 12 in the Major League.
The players, their parents and
fans of the Pacific League would
like to see it go on to bigger and
better things.
Practice sessions should begin in
October, and the playing season
runs from December through May.
Eut when October rolls around, a
lot of kids attending Canal Zone
schools who would like to don
their uniforms and play ball will
be disappointed unless adults come
forward soon to help with plan-
ning, scheduling and preparing the
To find out where you can fit
into the scheme of things, call
league president Don Altemus at
52-3453 or 52-2051.

The Crossroads Coin Club will
hold its annual wet season Coin
Show and Bourse in the VFW Qu-
rundu bohio on September 1 (La-
bor Day).
The show hours are from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Admission will be free
to the public. Fifteen crown-
size numismatic door prizes will
be drawn throughout the day.
Once a person has registered, he
will be eligible for all remaining
prizes whether present or not. Free
numismatic periodicals, club news-
letters and coin evaluations will be
Club members with bourse tables
will buy, sell or trade numismatic
material with show visitors. Also,
junior and senior displays by club
members will be judged and shown
during the day.
The Canal Zone Police display
of locally discovered counterfeit
coins and currency will be shown
again this year.

Breast Cancer Health Quiz
QUESTION: How Do I Do a Breast Self-Examination?

ANSWER: Examination of one's breast should be done when the skin
is wet and soapy, as during a shower. The palmar surface of the fingers-
not the tips-should be used. The hands should be relaxed and gentle.
All portions of the breasts must be examined, including the nipple
and those portions that extend high into the armpit and onto the breast
Some experts suggest a rotary motion in feeling the breast, area by
area. Others suggest a gentle stroking feeling either up and down or
It is probably more satisfactory to repeat the examination both in the
upright position in the shower and lying down in bed after the shower.
The examination should be done once a month, preferably at the same
time. In menstruating women, the end of the period, when the breasts
are less sensitive, is an excellent time. In others, the first of the month
is a handy date.
It is remarkable how sensitive a woman's fingers can become in this
regard. A simple, painless examination that may take only a few minutes
can serve to detect a very tiny lump that tnhns up for the first time.

Panama Canal Spillway

Governor of the Canal Zone

Lieutenant Governor

Information Officer

onl;: PANAMA CANAL SPILLWAY is an official publication of the Panama
Canal, Balboa Heights, C.Z. All articles are available to news media and
may be reprinted without further clearance. SPILLWAY material should
arrive at the Panama Canal Press Office no later than 4 p.m., Monday,
the week of publication. Only urgent material can be accepted as late as
noon Tuesday. Distributed free to all Panama Canal employees. Sub-
scriptions cost S4 for students and $6 for others. Airmail subscriptions
cost $19 a year. Make checks payable to Panama Canal Company and
address to: Chief, Administrative Ser ices Division, P.O. Box M,
Balboa Ieights, C.Z.

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Exams Scheduled Capts. Chauvin, Ocheltree

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This picture tells only part of the sad story of what happened when
safe boating rules and regulations were ignored. The operator of the
motorboat (not the owner) was not licensed and was intoxicated when
he ran into another vessel moored at the Balboa Yacht Club. In addi-
tion to these two violations, he was fined for operating a boat at a speed
endangering life and property. The owner of the craft was fined for
permitting an unlicensed person to operate his boat and also for allowing
an intoxicated person to pilot the craft.

Boaters Are Reminded

Of Safety Regulations

For their own protection and
the safety of others, local boat
enthusiasts are reminded of the
rules and regulations governing
boating safety in the Canal Zone.
Canal Zone authorities enforce
these regulations to minimize the
hazards that accompany the fun of
Canal Zone Police, the Floating
Equipment Inspector, or a des-
ignee of the Chairman of the
Board of Local Inspectors soon
will begin making periodic checks
of all small boaters to make sure
they have a license, the required
safety equipment aboard their

23 New Teachers

Are Assigned to

U.S. Schools

A total of 23 new teachers will
be serving in U.S. schools in the
Canal Zone during the coming
school year. Seventeen of the new
teachers have been assigned to ele-
mentary schools and the balance to
secondary schools.
Following are the names of the
teachers, the schools where they
have been assigned and the grades
or subjects they will teach:
Balboa High School

Teacher Subjec
Vincent N. Austin.____ -
Mrs. Karen C. Gordon---_------
Mrs. Inez S. Webb.---- -Home Ec
Cristobal Junior-Senior High Sch
Mrs. Eleanor M. Osborne --- --
Dr. Milton G. Parsons .-- ..
Curundu Junior High School
Chris J. Dyre___-- ------
Ancon Elementary
Mrs. Patricia Love------_____
Balboa Elementary
Mrs. Marie Primeaux __---_- --
Mrs. Nancy Schettler----------
Mrs. Erla Swardell------------
Mrs. Jacquelynne Johnson__--
Diablo Elementary
Mrs. Janis Jones -----
Mrs. Susan Mayer- ---
Kobbe Elementary
Mrs. Carolyn Mims ---
Mrs. Jockie Leidig
Howard Elementary
Miss Marsha Michel--- __-
Miss Sharon O'Brien___ __
Mrs. Peggy Escovar .___....- Edu

Gamboa Elementary
Mrs. Elaine Newton
Gulick Elementary




boats, and the proper inspection
Before going out in the water,
boaters should take time to assure
themselves that their boats meet
all the requirements and that their
operator's licenses are up-to-date.
They should see to it that they
have life preservers for any pas-
sengers they carry, firefighting ap-
paratus and other required gear.
Annual motorboat inspection is
mandatory in the Canal Zone and
the License Section, which issues
and maintains motorboat inspec-
tion certificates for the Canal Zone
Board of Local Inspectors, points
out that boat owners who fail to
have their craft inspected are in
violation of the law. Only persons
holding a valid operator's license
can lawfully operate a boat and
an owner who violates this regula-
tion may be fined.
To comply with Canal Zone
regulations, boats that can be
trailered should be inspected at
the Pacific or Atlantic area Harbor-
master offices, Monday through
Friday, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Owners of boats which cannot
be trailered may contact one of
the following inspectors at the
Balboa Harbormaster's Office, 52-
3572; Eugene Bunnell, Fred Ryan,
Wilbur Fleckenstein, Walter Bergh,
William Welch, Wendell Bosley
or James Fraser; Gamboa, Police
Officer William Hicks, 56-6411 or
Austin Byrd, Jr., 56-6720; Cris-
tobal Austin Byrd, Jr. or Elmer
Huldquist, 43-3311 or 3312, or
Otis Ramey, Jr., 43-1092 or 1693.

The Canal Zone Board of Regis-
tration for Architects and Profes-
sional Engineers has announced
that the next Fundamentals of En-
gineering (FE) and Professional
Engineer (PE) examinations will be
held November 6 and 7.
The examinations, given in Eng-
lish only, are open to citizens of
the United States and the Repub-
lic of Panama.
Applicants who have been noti-
fied that they are eligible for ad-
mission to these examinations
should write the Secretary of the
Board, Box 223, Balboa Heights,
C.Z., not later than October 14,
stating it is their intention to take
the examination.
Normal processing of new appli-
cations take about 6 weeks. There-
fore, persons interested in taking
the examinations should submit
their applications, which can be
obtained from the Secretary of the
Board at the above address or by
telephoning 52-7927, not later than
September 5, so that processing
may be completed prior to the
date of the examination.

After completing a 19-month
training period, Capt. J. P. Chauvin
and Capt. Clifford B. Ocheltree
have joined the ranks of Panama
Canal pilots with unlimited li-
Captain Chauvin served in the
U.S. Coast Guard during the years
1944 and 1945, and from 1947 to
1970 he was a commercial tow-
boat master.
He came to the Isthmus in 1968
as master of the tug Gulf Raider,
chartered to Panama Canal, and

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Chamber Music

Concert Planned capt. J

By Local Group

A group of local musicians will
present a chamber concert of music
from Baroque to modern at 8 p.m.,
August 30, at the USO-J on La
Boca Road.
Emily Butcher, director of the
La Boca Alunni Chorus, and
Sarah Lowrey will participate as
pianists and Carmen Granadiino
and Melanie Lake will perform
several flute works. John Simmons,
Mrs. Lowrey and Mrs. Leigh will
sing solos, duets and trios and Miss
Granadino, back from college for
a brief visit, will play two works
for horn and piano.
Mrs. Leigh and Mrs. Lowrey,
soloists with the Coro Polif6nico
and the Isthmian Choral Society,
will sing two arias by G. F.
Handel, assisted by Miss Butcher
and Miss Granadino. Mrs. Lowrey
will play Bach's fifth French
Suite. Mrs. Leigh will sing four
songs by Johannes Brahms, accom-
panied by Mrs. Lowrey.
The modern part of the pro-
gram consists of two Spanish songs
by Joachim Rodrigo for soprano
and flute, a poem for flute and
piano by Charles Griffes and two
vocal duets by Benjamin Britten.
The public is invited to the con-
cert. No admission will be charged
but donation will be accepted.



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Mrs. Barbara Kearns. ---- ---- - 1
Miss Kay Enck _ - Educational
Margarita Elementary
Miss Elizabeth Lawlor___....... Educational
Coco Solo Elementary
Mrs. Maryellen Canada __ 1

These musicians will be performing at the USO-J tomorrow night during
a chamber concert of music from Baroque to modern. Left to right are
Elizabeth Leigh, Carmen Granadino, Emily Butcher and Melanie Lake.


P. Chauvin
P. Chauvin


Clifford B. Ocheltree

PRR To Operate

Special Train
In an effort to attract additional
passengers and provide improved
service to Railroad patrons, a spe-
cial passenger train will be oper-
ated for a 90-day trial period start-
ing Monday, September 1.
The special passenger train
will run between Panama-Balboa
Heights and Colon, Monday
through Friday exclusive of Pan-
amanian official holidays. The train
will depart Panama Station at 6
a.m. with a stop at Balboa Heights,
and is tentatively scheduled to
arrive at Colon Station at 7:20
a.m. The return trip will depart
Colon Station at 5:30 p.m. with a
stop at Balboa Heights, and should
arrive at Panama about 6:50 p.m.
Some minor modifications to this
schedule may be made as operat-
ing experience is gained. The exist-
ing schedule of regular trains will
not be affected.

College Club Board To Meet
The Isthmian College Club
Board of Directors will meet at
3:30 p.m., August 26, in the Home
of the president, Mrs. Robert C.
Morrison, Esso Building, La Boca
Road, Balboa.
All board members are urged to
attend this first meeting of the new
Club Year.

in 1970 signed on with the Canal
organization as a towboat master.
A native of Louisiana, Captain
Chauvin now resides in Balboa
with his wife, Maria, and their
children Mary, Joseph, Fred and
A former Iowan, Captain Ochel-
tree has spent the past 31 years
in the Canal Zone. He was with
the U.S. Army Transportation
Corps at Pier 20, Balboa, from
1946 until 1956, when he was em-
ployed by the Locks Division as
a towing locomotive operator. He
became a senior towboat master
with the Dredging Division in
1959, serving in that capacity until
he entered pilot training in Jan-
uary 1974.
The Ocheltrees reside in Gam-
boa with their younger children
Kenneth and Karen, both students
at Balboa High School. Two
older children, David and Debra,
are attending college in the United
Captain Ocheltree's spare-time
activities include woodworking. He
prepares the wooden slabs on
which his wife, Claire, paints the
pre-Columbian designs familiar to
local artlovers.

Orientation Program

To Be Held Aus. 25

At C.Z. College
An orientation program for new
students of the Canal Zone Col-
lege has been planned for 2 p.m.,
August 25, in the College Audi-
torium by the College Counselors,
Margaret Gately and David Bag-
lien. The Residence Halls will
open at 10 a.m., August 25, for
student occupancy and classes will
begin on Tuesday, August 26.
Participating in the introductory
orientation meeting will be Dr.
Glen E. Murphy, Dean; Dr. Ken-
neth E. Lake, Assistant Dean;
Norman Altenberg, Registrar; Jo-
seph P. Kane, Supervisory Librar-
ian; Department chairmen, and
student leaders. The counselors
will speak to the incoming students
on tips for a successful college
career, and a tour of the campus
facilities will then be conducted.
Refreshments will be served and a
social hour will then follow in the
Student Lounge.
All new students of the Canal
Zone College are invited to attend
this orientation program.

Spillway Deadlines

Will Be Advanced
Due to Holiday

Due to the Labor Day holiday,
September 1, deadlines will be ad-
vanced 1 day for the September 5
issue of the SPILLWAY.
All material intended for publica-
tion September 5 should be in the
Press Office by noon Friday, Au-
gust 29. Only urgent material can
be accepted as late as noon Tues-
day, September 2, and processed
in time for publication that week.

Rainbow Girls Plan
Johnny Mazetti Dinner
Balboa Assembly No. 1, Inter-
national Order of Rainbow for
Girls, will have a Johnny Mazetti
dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., tomorrow,
at the Scottish Rite Temple in
Tickets are $2 for adults and $1
for children under 12 and may be
bought from any member of the
assembly or at the door.

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August 22, 1975

R. C. Burdge Promoted

To Chief, Rates Branch

Rolland C. Burdge, Assistant
Chief, Rates and Analysis Branch,
Office of the Comptroller since No-
vember 1972, has been appointed
Chief of the branch and Cost Con-
trol Officer. He succeeds Fred L.
Denton who has retired.
As Chief of Rates and Analysis,
Burdge is responsible for establish-
ing equitable and financially sound
rates, fees, and prices for most of
the activities and services offered
by the Canal organization, which
are contained in the Official Tariff
and involve more than 3,700 differ-
ent items.
As Cost Control Officer, he is
responsible for directing the Cost
Control and Management Improve-
ment Program of the Canal orga-
nization. In addition, he oversees
that portion of the Incentive
Awards Program which is respon-
sible for administration of the
Suggestion Awards.
A native of Willard, Ohio,
Burdge initiated his higher educa-
tion through the A-12 Program at
the University of Kentucky and
Purdue University. Following 3
ears of U.S. Army service, he
went on to Ohio State University
where he was graduated in 1949
with a bachelor of science degree
in business administration.
His first employment was as a
cable clerk at Anderson, Clayton
& Co. in Houston, Tex., at that
time the largest cotton exporting
firm in the world. Going up the
ladder of promotions, 8 years later
he was Office Manager of the Oil
Seed Division, when in 1957 he
was transferred to Panama, to an
office which the company formerly
maintained here. He remained in
Panama until 1961 and it was dur-
ing these 4 years that he met and
married the former Eneida Liza-
rraga, of Panama.
Returning to the United States,
he worked for 1 year in Houston
and then went to Salt Lake City,
Utah, where he was employed for
2 years as a technical assistant
with the Hercules Powder Co.,
manufacturers of the Minute Man
In July 1964, Burdge joined the
Department of the Army Manage-
ment Intern Program in Washing-
ton, D.C., working in various units
of the organization. Burdge has
the distinction of being the first
employee, not an engineer, who
was ever hired in the Office of the
Directorate of Civil Works, Corps
of Engineers, Washington. He also
was the first area man, responsible
for program analysis and budget
control, ever hired through the
intern program.
Wishing to return to the Isth-
mus, he was employed in the Canal
Zone in November 1965 as a pro-

Coast Guard Officer
(Continuedn from p. 1)
oceangoing tug, with search and
rescue, towing and patrol respon-
sibilities from Cape Hatteras to
Key West, Fla.
For 3 years, he was command-
ing officer at the Coast Guard Ma-
rine Inspection and Captain of the
Port Office at Huntington, W. Va.
That office has responsibilities on
the Ohio and Kanawha rivers,
both canalized rivers with a sys-
tem of locks and dams maintained
by the Corps of Engineers.
He also was commanding officer
of the Coast Guard cutter Durable,
operating out of Brownsville, Tex.
Commander Drew and his wile,
Hide, have three children, two of
whom will be accompanying them
to the Canal Zone.

Rolland C. Burdge

gram analyst in the Operations Di-
vision of the Interoceanic Canal
Studies. He was Chief of the Office
of Plans and Programs from 1967
to 1968, when he returned to the
Corps of Engineers for about 1
year before returning to the Canal
Zone in July 1969 and joined the
Office of the Comptroller, as Cost
Control Secretary.
Mr. and Mrs. Burdge have seven
children: Michele 14, Eric 12,
Aaron 11, Suzanne 10, Gregory
9, Jonathan 7 and Nicky 5. They
live at Diablo Heights.

FSU To Begin Fall

Quarter Aug. 28
The Florida State University,
Canal Zone Branch will commence
its 1975-76 fall quarter on Au-
gust 28, with a large selection of
Registration for this quarter will
be held August 26 and 27 only at
Building 808 Albrook, and Build-
ing 32 Fort Davis. Classes will
begin on both the Atlantic and
Pacific sides on August 28 and end
on October 22.
The program is available to all
Canal Zone personnel, military and
civilian, their dependents, and to
Panamanian citizens. A high school
diploma or equivalent is required
for admission to the classes which
cost $22 a quarter hour. A $15
registration fee is charged for the
first enrollment only.
Courses will also be offered at
Fort Kobbe and Fort Clayton. For
more information call FSU at Al-
brook 86-2438 or Fort Davis 89-

Benefit Dance Show

To Be Held Aus. 30
A second performance of the
variety dance show, "Spotlight on
Dancing," will be held at 7:30
p.m., August 30, at the Balboa
High School Auditorium.
This will be a benefit perform-
ance for the Paraiso Methodist
Church building fund.
The show will be comprised of
Panamanian Folklore dances to be
interpreted by Sydia Barclay, Nor-
man Harris, Jr., Catalina and Ro-
gelio Garrido; a modern and ballet
dance by Lori Ann Simmons; a
tap dance by Linda Lee Hustcd:
a karate dance by Nilsa Gordon:
a Spanish dance by Carmela Lowe;
a tango by Adilia Lee and Cui-
Ilermo Bartuano; a creative dance
by Jackie Johnson; a popular and
creative dance by the Dancing
Soulettes; a Hawaiian dance bv
little Narcia Johnson and African
dances by the Come Back Afri-
cans and quadrille dances and a
ballet dance by Josi Acosta.

(Continued from p. 1)
After greeting L6pez, Lindin
sa\s, "I should like, with this
letter, to express my deepfelt
thanks for the great courage you
showed when you so resolutely
jumped into the sea to save me,
without a thought of yourself."
He continues, "I am now quite
well again and hope we shall meet
again so that I can shake your
In their eloquent letter, Ingrid
and Andreas Lindin say, "We
should like to express our wannest
thanks for your heroic action,
when at great risk for your own
life you saved our son from drown-
ing. It is impossible to describe the
gratitude we feel, but we hope
and believe that you will under-
stand us.
"It was a happy day when our
son returned home again, and our
thoughts went out to you, Mr.
L6pez, who saved his life."
Like their son, they send thanks
and "our best wishes and God's
blessing" to L6pez and the other
The ship's owners, Wilhelm Wil-
helmsen of Oslo, expressed their
appreciation by sending an in-
scribed gold watch which was pre-
sented to L6pez by Arne Hauge,
general manager of C. B. Fenton
& Co., the ship's Canal Zone
L6pez also received a letter from
the Office of the General Counsel
of the Panama Canal organization
expressing appreciation for his
heroic efforts in saving the young
seaman's life.
Still, L6pez is modest in his
assessment of what he did. "It was
truly a miracle," he says. "First,
that I could find him so quickly.
Then, that God enabled me to get
him out of the water and onto the
fender, seconds before another
surge of the sea hurled the ship
against the fender. If that had
happened a few moments earlier,
I wouldn't have been able to save

Col. Gilberto Vila-Balzac

Coco Solo Director
(Continued from p. 1)
4-year residency at Letterman Gen-
eral Hospital in San Francisco,
Calif. Following 9 months of duty
on the surgical staff at Martin
Army Hospital, Fort Benning, he
was assigned to Vietnam where he
commanded the 17th Field Hos-
Colonel Vila-Balzac also served
for 3 years as Division Surgeon of
the 3d Infantry Division in Wurz-
burg, Germany, and as Chief of
Professional Services and Chief of
Surgery at the 45th Field Hospital
in Vicenza, Italy, prior to his as-
signment to Baylor University.
The new director of Coco Solo
Hospital and his wife, the former
Magda S. Roger, have four chil-
dren aged 7, 5, 3 and 5 months.
They will make their home in

Aboard the Gulf tanker MV "Afran Mercury" at Balboa dock 6, Gulf
representative Edmundo L6pez, at left, Kurt Menzel, mechanical engi-
neer, and Ralph Henderson, right, engineering technician, both of the
Electrical Division Power Branch, take a sample of Bunker "C" fuel oil
from the first bulk cargo lot of 150,000 barrels obtained by the Panama
Canal organization through competitive bidding for use at the Miraflores
Powerplant. Savings of approximately $204,000 were achieved through
the combined efforts of the Electrical Division and the Division of
Storehouses to procure the fuel in this manner.

Baseball League 2 Will Be Honored

Now Being Formed Sat. at Dinner-Dance

In an effort to organize a Canal
Zone Community Baseball League,
meetings were held at the Training
Center at Balboa Heights and at
the Margarita Service Center the
past week. This league is projected
to begin in January of 1976.
All persons, 18 years of age or
older, who would like to play base-
ball may contact any of the follow-
ing persons:
On the Pacific side: Ken Atkin-
son of Diablo, 52-2411; James
Barry of the Army-Pacific duty,
85-3522, home Panama 64-2996;
Alfonso Charles of Pedro Miguel,
52-4392; Ron Rader of the Air
Force, duty 86-4116, home 84-
4320; and Steven Tochterman of
Corozal, 52-6451.
On the Atlantic side: Norman
Dixon of Margarita, 43-1783;
Alexander Hudson of Rainbow
City, 43-3267; Johnny Jacobs of
the Army-Atlantic, duty 89-3195
or 89-4076; and Jeff Nielson of the
Navy-Atlantic, duty 89-4273.

Mrs. Lillian G6mez, District
Deputy, Unity Temple No. 759
I.B.P.O.E. of W., and Stanford
Andrew, Past Exalted Ruler, Unity
Lodge No. 1084 I.B.P.O.E. of W.
will be honored by Unity Lodge
No. 1084 at a dinner-dance at the
St. Vincent Parish Hall at 8 p.m.
Employed at the Panama Canal
Dental Clinic in Ancon, she has
been the recipient of several spe-
cial awards in recognition of het
service with the Panama Canal
Andrew, well-known in fraternal,
social, civic and religious circles,
became a member of Unity Lodge
No. 1084 of Elks in 1954 and
served in several offices and re-
ceived his Past Exalted Ruler's
Degree. He recently retired as an
employee of the U.S. Air Force.

Pool Closing Announced
The Los Rios Swimming Pool
will be closed for cleaning and re-
pairs starting Tuesday, Septem-
ber 2, for approximately 3 days.


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.
Bureau Lo- Va-
or ca- can-
PERMANENT POSITIONS Base Rate Division tion cies
Admitting Clerk, NM-4/5 (Shift work required)- $7,446.40/$8,299.20 CocSlo Hos. A 1
Automotive Worker, MG-7 (Driver's license required) --- $2.43 Motor Trans. P 1
Automotive Worker. MG-8 (Driver's license required) ..$2.90 Motor Trans. A 1

Boarding Inspector, NM-4/9 (Knowledge of English and swimming
ability required) (Shift work required)_.- $7,446.40/$12,417.60
Clerk-Stenographer, NM-41 $----- ----7,446.40
Clinical Nurse, NM-7 (Part-time NTE 30 hours) __$5.07
Engineering Technician, NM-7 ---- --$10,212.80
Equipment Michanic, MG-10O__- ---__ . .__$5.48
Nurse/Clinical Nurse, NM-5/7
(Shift work required) ______ _- $8,819.20/$10,545.60
Social Worker, NM-11 (Experience in hospitals and
clinics required) ..------ ---. ---- ----- - $14,913.60

Palo Seco


Hos. P

A-P 1-1

Gorgas Hos. P 1

Clerk-Typist, NM-31 (Knowledge of English) (NTE 1 year)
(Part-time NTE 30 hours per week)- $- - - 2.34 Com. Serv. P 1
Janitor, MG-1 (NTE 1 year)i --- ---- __$2.00 Maintenance P 1
Linehandler, MG-4 (NTE 1 year) (Full time) (Swimming ability
and shift work required) -------- $2.07 Ports P
Application must be submitted on Form 443, APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER no later than
seven (7) calendar days from the date of this publication. P 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. 1 Indicates written test requirement.
^ 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 Branch,
telephone 52-7996, 52-7501, or 43-1288. Employing officials should not be contacted directly.
� Subject to reclassification as Worker Trainee MG-1/iM-1. Employees presently in the
Worker Trainee Program may apply for reassignment within the program.

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Mcs de 60 Aiios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Viernes 22 de Agosto de 1975

Vol. XIV. No. 8


Util Aparato

2 Empleados
Un emprendedor t6cnico norte-
americano y un talentoso paname-
fio aprendiz de electricista, ambos
al servicio de la Divisi6n de Elec-
tricidad, lograron desarrollar un
valioso instrument cuyo cost en
los Estados Unidos es de aproxi-
madamente $8,000.
Empleando material de desecho
obtenido a un cost minimo en la
Secci6n I, Ralph Henderson, tec-
nico de ingenieria de la Planta
El6ctrica de Miraflores y el apren-
diz Ricardo Sandoval, construyeron
un complejo aparato cuya eficien-
cia en el ajuste de las valvulas de
seguridad de esa plant ha sido
Norman Anderson, Superinten-
dente del Ramo de Generaci6n de
Electricidad del Distrito Sur, ex-
plic6 que la idea de adquirir un
aparato especial para ajustar los
asientos de las valvulas de seguri-
dad surgi6 despu6s de recibir la
visit de un tecnico de la compa-
fiia que fabric esa clase de instru-
Pero, al solicitar informaci6n so-
bre el precio del aparato en los
EE. UU., se inform que costaba
cerca de $8,000. El alto costo, uni-
do al hecho de que se pasaba por
un period de transici6n presu-
puestaria, indujo a pensar en la
posibilidad de construir uno.
Fue entonces que Henderson, de
quien se expresa Anderson como
un t6cnico "capaz de hacerlo todo"
concibi6 la idea de construir el
aparato empleando material de de-
secho que habia observado en la
Secci6n I. Henderson habia tenido
la precauci6n de medir las piezas
del aparato y estudiar su funcio-
namiento, mientras estuvo en el
Istmo el t6cnico de la compaiiia.
Aprobada la iniciativa, Hender-
son solicit la ayuda de Sandoval.
Dedicando tiempo disponible en
sus horas laborables, Henderson y
Sandoval concluyeron el proyecto
aproximadamente 1 mes despu6s
de haberlo iniciado. A mediados
de julio comenzaba a rendir frutos
el product de la capacidad inven-
tiva de Henderson y del talent
artesanal de Sandoval. Sumado el
tiempo dedicado a la obra y los ma-
(Contintia en la pdgina 4)

Nuevo Director

En el Hospital

Coco Solo
El Coronel Gilberto Vila-Balzac
(foto en la secci6n inglesa), ha sido
nombrado Director del Hospital
Coco Solo y ya ha empezado a
desempefiar ese cargo. Reemplaza
al Coronel William R. Bunge,
quien se jubil6 recientemente.
El Coronel Vila-Balzac viene a
PanamA procedente del Fuerte Sam
Houston, donde asisti6 al Progra-
ma de 1974-75 del Ej6rcito y de
la Universidad Baylor en adminis-
traci6n de la atenci6n a la salud.
Nacido en San Juan, Puerto
Rico, el Coronel Vila-Balzac se
gradu6 en 1952 en la Universidad
de Puerto Rico, donde obtuvo una
licenciatura en ciencias naturales.
Al graduarse, recibi6 su comisi6n
como subteniente de la Infanteria
de los Estados Unidos.
En 1954, ingres6 a la Escuela
de Medicine de la Universidad de
Puerto Rico y obtuvo su doctora-
do en 1959. Despu6s de hacer un
internado como civil en el Hospi-
tal General de Harrisburg, Pensil-
(Contintia en la pdgina 4)

Ahorrard Combustible

Mejora Programaci6n

De Transitos el Canal

El t6cnico de ingenieria Ralph Henderson (izquierda) y el aprendiz
electricista Ricardo Sandoval cargan el instrument ajustador de asiento
de vAlvulas de seguridad, para reparar el asiento de una vilvula de la
plant a vapor de Miraflores. El instrument es colocado sobre la pieza
con cuatro pernos, dentro de la cual se halla el asiento de valvula, que
seri ajustado por el aparato construido por Henderson y Sandoval.

Ascienden a R. Burdge

Rolland C. Burdge (foto en la
secci6n inglesa), Subjefe del Ramo
de Tarifas y AnAlisis en la Contra-
loria, desde noviembre de 1972,
ha sido nombrado Jefe de esa uni-
dad y Funcionario de Control de
Costos. Reemplaza a Fred L.
Denton, quien se jubil6.
Como Jefe de Tarifas y Analisis,
Burdge se encargarA de establecer
tarifas, honorarios y precious equi-

Deben Observar

Precauciones en

Area de Balboa
Con la reciente apertura de la
nueva Cafeteria de Balboa se han
creado various problems en eI area
donde tambidn estan la Oficina de
Correos y el Almacdn de Ventas
al por Menor.
Un ndmero creciente de conduc-
tores no cede el derecho de via a
los peatones en los cruces del Al-
mac6n al Teatro y de la Cafeteria
al Correo. Esta es una violaci6n a
la ley que puede ser castigada de
acuerdo con la Secci6n 167.413
(CZAR), titulada Derecho de Via
de los Peatones en los Cruces de
Dichos cruces de seguridad son
utilizados por muchos nifios y se
puede evitar accidents si los con-
ductores disminuyen la velocidad
al cruzar por esa Area.
Tambi6n se da el caso de perso-
nas que atraviesan la calle desde la
cadena que estA en el Circulo
Stevens, en lugar de hacerlo por
los cruces de seguridad marcados.
La Division de Policia desea re-
cordar al p6blico que el caminar
con descuido, ademis de crear un
peligro a la seguridad, constitute
tambi6n una violaci6n a la ley,
que puede ser castigada de acuer-
do con la Secci6n 167.412 (CZAR),
titulada Cruces Prohibidos.
La Policia planea hacer cumplir
estrictamente la ley para evitar es-
tos problems y principalmente,
cualquier accident desafortunado.

tativos y financieramente saneados,
para la mayoria de las actividades
y servicios que ofrece la empresa
del Canal, que estin catalogados
en la Tarifa Oficial y que se rela-
cionan con mAs de 3,700 articulos
Como Funcionario de Control de
Costos, tiene la responsabilidad de
dirigir el Programa de Control de
Costos y Mejoras en la Administra-
ci6n de la empresa del Canal. Ade-
mis, supervise la secci6n del Pro-
grama de Premios por Incentivo
que administra los Premios por
Nacido en Willard, Ohio, Burdge
inici6 su educaci6n superior por
medio del Programa A-12 de la
Universidad de Kentucky y de la
Universidad Purdue. DespuBs de
servir por 3 afios en el Ej6rcito de
los Estados Unidos, ingres6 a la
Universidad del Estado de Ohio,
donde se gradu6 en 1940 como li-
cenciado en administraci6n de ne-
(Continma en la pdgina 4)

La Division de Operaciones de
TrAnsito ha creado un nuevo con-
cepto de programaci6n, que puede
ahorrar a los usuarios miles de to-
neladas de combustible al afio.
"Preprogramaci6n", nombre del
nuevo sistema, sirve para que cier-
tas naves de alta velocidad, prin-
cipalmente las que tienen derecho
de via libre y deben transitar de
dia y que, al reducir la velocidad,
pueden ahorrar combustible, no
lleguen en dias en que no van a
transitar. El sistema de preprogra-
maci6n, puesto en vigor el 20 de
agosto, en base de prueba de 60
dias, no es obligatorio.
El Director de Marina ha envia-
do un aviso a los agents navieros
explicando c6mo pueden participar
los armadores y operadores de
El capitan o agent de una em-
barcaci6n que desee aprovecharse
del nuevo sistema, deberd propor-
cionar una hora calculada de lle-
gada (ETA) al Canal, por lo menos
72 horas antes de su llegada a es-
tas aguas. Cuando el Control de
Trifico Maritimo (MTC) reciba el
ETA, la tarjeta de informaci6n de
la nave se sacard y se colocarA en
un archive de "barcos listos" y una
tira con su informaci6n se pondri
en el tablero ETA.
Despu6s que se ha recibido el
ETA de 72 horas, el agent puede
solicitar la preprogramaci6n, lle-
nando un formulario "Ship Due"
(Buque Pr6ximo a Llegar). Un pro-
gramador les informarA sobre las
posibilidades de que la embarca-
ci6n transit como se solicita. Los
buques que lleguen al Canal por
primera vez no serAn preprograma-
En ningin dia se preprogramard

mas de cuatro buques para que
transiten de dia. En el caso de que
una nave preprogramada no pueda
llegar a tiempo, el espacio se le
darA a cualquier barco que deba
transitar de dia y est6 disponible.
El buque que se atrase no volvera
a ser programado hasta que todos
los de su clase que se encuentren
en aguas del Canal no hayan tran-

Tren Especial

De Pasajeros

Comenzara' el 1
Como un esfuerzo por atraer
mins pasajeros y para prestar un
mejor servicio, a partir del lunes
19 de septiembre y por un perio-
do de prueba de 90 dias, se em-
pezarA a correr un tren especial de
El tren especial de pasajeros se
correra entire las estaciones de Pa-
nami, Balboa Heights y Col6n, de
lunes a viernes, con excepci6n de
los dias de fiesta oficiales de Pa-
namA. Dicho tren partirn' de la es-
taci6n de PanamA a las-6 a.m., de-
teni6ndose en Balboa Heights y se
ha programado tentativamente su
Ilegada a la Estaci6n de Col6n, a
las 7:20 a.m. El mismo tren parti-
ri en viaje de regreso, de la Es-
taci6n de Col6n, a las 5:30 p.m.,
detenidndose en Balboa Heights y
debiendo llegar a la Estaci6n de
PanamA alrededor de las 6:50 p.m.
A media que se obtenga expe-
riencia en la operaci6n de este
tren, es possible que se hagan mo-
dificaciones menores a este itine-

Crean Nuevo Cargo en

La Direcci6n de Marina

El Comandante William Drew
(foto en la secci6n inglesa), del
Servicio de Guardacostas de los
Estados Unidos, ha sido nombrado
Ayudante del Director de Marina
del Canal, a cargo de la Seguri-
dad Maritima y asumirA su cargo
el mes entrante.
En esta posici6n, recientemente
establecida en la Direcci6n de Ma-

rina, el Comandante Drew tendrA
la responsabilidad de suministrar
ayuda en asuntos tales como ins-
pecci6n de embarcaciones, trans-
porte de cargamentos peligrosos,
evaluaci6n de los proyectos de na-
vegaci6n y creaci6n de reglamen-
tos aplicables a las aguas del Canal
de PanamA.
El Comandante Drew viene a la
Zona del Canal desde el Cuartel
General del Servicio de Guarda-
costas de Estados Unidos, en
Washington, D.C., donde durante
los ultimos 3 afos ha sido ayu-
dante del jefe de la Divisi6n de
Asuntos Internacionales, teniendo
como responsabilidad el campo in-
ternacional de la seguridad mari-
Nacido en Brooklyn, N.Y., el Co-
mandante Drew se gradu6 en la
Academia de la Marina Mercante
de los Estados Unidos en Kings
Point. Despuos de graduarse, na-
veg6 como official de cubierta en la
flota oceanica de la Socony Va-
cuum Oil Co. (hoy Mobile Oil),
en sus rutas de todo el mundo.
En 1953 recibi6 su licencia ilimi-
tada como CapitAn, dada por los
Estados Unidos.
Durante la Cuerra de Corea,
sirvi6 en la Armada de Estados
Unidos durante 2 ainos en un por-
taaviones de escolta. En 1958, in-
gres6 al Servicio de Guardacostas
donde ha desempefiado varias po-
siciones de operation y de segu-
ridad maritima.
(Continda en la pdgina 4)

Nombrado J. Blacken

Enlace en Negociaciones
Con el objeto de aclarar rumors y evitar temores infundados
concerientes al impact de un nuevo tratado sobre el Canal de
Panama, el negociador principal de los Estados Unidos, Embajador
sin carter Ellsworth Bunker, ha designado a John D. Blacken como
su funcionario de enlace con la Zona del Canal.
Blacken, quien desempefia el cargo de Asesor Politico de la Em-
bajada de los Estados Unidos en Panama, durante el l6timo afio se
ha estado dirigiendo a various grupos de la Zona del Canal sobre el
tema del Canal. En su nuevo papel como funcionario de enlace,
Blacken servira como medio de comunicaci6n entire los negociadores
de los Estados Unidos y la Zona del Canal y buscara respuestas a
preguntas especificas y dudas que le presented los empleados del
Las actividades de Blacken como funcionario de enlace con la
Zona del Canal se coordinarAn a trav6s de las oficinas del Gober-
nador de la Zona del Canal y del Comandante en Jefe del Comando
Sur. Toda solicited para concertar reuniones con Blacken debe diri-
girse al Edecin del Gobernador-Funcionario Ejecutivo de los Con-
sejos Civicos (tel6fono 52-7870) y al Oficial de Relaciones Piblicas
del Comando Sur (telefono 82-4226).


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Agosto 22, 1975

Desde el 22 hasta el 28 de Agosto de 1975

Aire Acondicionado
Viernes y sabado-CERRADO
Domingo-Jenny (SIT) (PG)
Lunes-Charley and the Angel (G)
Martes-Hard Contract y The Detective
(SIT) (R)
Mi6rcoles-American Graffiti (SIT) (PG)
Jueves-S.P.Y.S. (SIT (PG)
Viernes y sibado-CERRADO
Domingo-Vampire Circus (SIT) (PG)
Lunes-Gone With the Wind (G)

Miercoles-Trouble Man y The Seven
Minutes (R)
GUIA DE PELICULAS: (G) Audiencia general
Se permitir( la entrada de personas de
todas las edades. (PG) Se sugiere la Gufa
de los Padres, pues parte de la pelicula no
ser6 apta para niiios. (R) Restringida. Los
j6venes de menos de 17 aios no seran admi-
tidos, a no ser que Ileguen acompaiados de
uno de los padres o por su guardian legal.
(X) No se admitirr menores de 17 afios.
(SIT) Pelicula con titulos en espaiol.

C; n&j ll - " En colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Especial
2:00-Plaza Sisamo
3:30-La Mujer, el Arte
y el Hogar*
4:00-Porky y sus Amigos
4:30-Los Nuevos
5:00-Mi Marciano Favorito
5:30-El Gran Chaparral *
6:30-Tevedds Informa
7:30-Los Walton*
8:30-Los Novatos*
9:30-El Show de Jimmy
Stewart *
10:00--Noticias del Siglo
10:05-Ultimas Noticias
10:20-Ultima Tanda
10:30-De Mujer a Mujer
11-15-La Cocina al Instante*
12:00-El Oso Ruperto
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Polla Hipica Deportiva
6:00-Fauna Sifvestre
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Foro Dos*
8:30-Patrulla Juvenil
9:30-Ultima Tanda
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 Gonzilez*
6:00-Los Superamigos*

7:00-Planeta de los Simios*
8:00-El Hombre Nuclear0

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
2:00-Plaza S6samo
3:30-La Mujer, el Arte
y el Hogar*
4:00-Pepe Potamis
4:30-El Pijaro Loco
5:00-La Familia Adams
5:30-El Gran Chaparral *
6:30-Tevedds Informa
7:30-Pepper Anderson
9:30-Los Misterios de
Orson Welles
10:00-Noticias del Siglo
10:05-Ultimas Noticias
10:20-Ultima Tanda

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00--Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Dos Busca Una
2:00-Plaza Sesamo
3:30-La Mujer, el Arte
y el HogarO
4:00-Jorge de la Selva*
4:30-Benito y Cecilio*
5:00-Viaje a las Estrellas*
5:30-El Gran Chaparral *
6:30-Tevedds Informa
8:00-Helic6ptero Uno
8:30-Cine Favorito*

10:00-Noticias del Siglo
10:05-Ultimas Noticias
10:20-Ultima Tanda
11:30-Programa Cultural
12:00-Sorteo de la Loteria
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Biblioteca Musical
2:00-Plaza Sesamo
3:30-La Mujer, el Arte
y el Hogar"
4:00-Marino y la Patrulla
4:30-Alberto y su Pandilla
5:00-La Familia Partridge0
5:30-El Gran Chaparral *
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Kung Fu*
8:30-Las Calles de
San Francisco
10:00-Noticias del Siglo
10:05-Ultimas Noticias
10:20-Ultima Tanda
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 Coraz6n de Le6n
4:30-Roma me da Risa
5:30-El Gran Chaparral "
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-El Mundo Submarino
de Jacques Cousteau*
8:30-Trilogia Policiaca
10:00-Noticias del Siglo
10:05-Ultimas Noticias
10:20-Lo Mejor del Boxeo*

C xn~a.ll 4: " En colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.

11:00-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar*
1:30-Maria Soledad
2:30-Ana del Aire*
4:00-Hombres Simios
5:00-Senorita Cometa
5:30-Siteio con Jeannie
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
9:00-La Seiiorita Elena
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutes
10:15-La Hora Cero

10:00-Camino de la Verdad
10:30-Festival de Cartones
11:30-Dejemoslos Vivir*
1:30-Sgbados con Martinez
4:00-Viaje al Fondo
del Mar*
6:00--Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Barnaby Jones*
8:00-Owen Marshall
9:00-Marcus Welby*

9:00-Himno Nacional
9:15-Aprenda Ingles
10:00--Programa Canal 6
10:30-Todo per la Patria0
12:00-Salvese Quien Pueda
12:30-Titanes en el Ring

5:30-Super Tanda
8:00-El FBI en Accidn*
9:00-Hawai 5-0*
10:15-Gran Teatro

11:00-Festival de Cartones
11:15--El Arte de Cocinar*
12:15- Variedades del Lunes"
1:30-Maria Soledad
2:30-Ana del Aire*
4:00-Hombres Simios
5:00-Sefiorita Cometa
5:30-Suefio con Jeannie
6:00--Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Chespirito *
9:00-La Sefiorita Elena
10:00-Cuestion de Minutos
10:15-Edici6n Especial 0

10:50-Programa Educative
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar*
12:15-El Show de los
1:30-Maria Soledad
2:30-Ana del Aire*
4:00--Hombres Simios
5:00-Sefiorita Cometa
5:30--Sueeo con Jeannie
6:00-Telenaticias RPC
7:00-Piginas de Oro*

9:00-La Seiorita Elena
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutes
10:15-Cine Colosal

11:00-Que Ficil es Coser
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar*
11:45-Festival de Cartones
12:00-Sorteo del Miercolito
1:30-Maria Soledad
2:30-Ana del Aires
4:00-Hombres Simios
5:00-Seiiorita Cometa
5:30-Sueiio con Jeannie
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-El Mundo en Guerra 0
9:00-La Seiorita Elena
10:00-Cuestion de Minutes
10:15-Cine Colosal

-Programa Educative
-El Arts de Cocinar*
-La Criada Bien Criada�
-Maria Soledad
-Ana del Aires
-Hombres Simios
-Sefiorita Cometa
-Suenf con Jeannie
-Telenoticias RPC
-La Sefiorita Elena
-Cuestion de Minutes
-Gran Cine

Gente en la Noticia
I - /r^ ni ili' -A �

La Srta. Marisol Barreto es la ter-
cera mujer que ha trabajado con
el Ramo de Mantenimiento de Pre-
dios. Se encuentra trabajando con
el Canal dentro del Programa de
Ayudantes Estudiantiles desde el
17 de junio de 1975. Y como es la
inica mujer en toda la oficina es
muy bien atendida por sus compa-
fieros. Durante la primer semana
que trabaj6 con esta unidad fue
asignada a la oficina de esta de-
pendencia en los Jardines de Sum-
mit, para tratar de reorganizar los
archives que se guardian alli, parte
de los cuales se quem6 en el in-
cendio que ocurri6 hace como 3
afios. Marisol tambi6n particip6 en
el Program de Ayudantes Estu-
diantiles en 1974, trabajando en-
tonces con la Divisi6n de Trans-
porte a Motor. La Srta. Barreto
hizo su escuela primaria y secun-
daria en el Colegio Internacio-
nal Maria Inmaculada, donde des-
tac6 como una excelente alumna.
Se prepare para ingresar al segun-
do aiio de Administraci6n de Ne-
gocios en la Universidad de la
Zona del Canal, en La Boca, don-
de espera terminar los primeros
3 afios y posteriormente realizar
el cuarto afio en los Estados Uni-
dos, Europa o en la extension lo-
cal de la Universidad del Estado de
Florida. Cuando obtenga su titulo
quiere hacer un postgrado en el
ramo de hoteleria. El afio pasado,
por un period de 6 meses, estuvo
en el Estado de Illinois bajo un
program de intercambio cultural
auspiciado por el Centro Cultural
Panamefio Norteamericano (CEPA),
que le fue muy beneficioso y pudo
tratar a fondo a las personas que

viven en Norte AmBrica. Ademis,
practice quehaceres tipicos del ho-
gar, labores que en PanamA poco
tiene la oportunidad de hacer. Su
mayor ilusi6n es casarse, tener dos

hijos y conseguir un buen trabajo
para poder ayudar a su esposo,
pues opina que en estos dias la
mujer debe ayudar con la dificil
tarea de mantener un hogar.

Graduacion del '56

De Rainbow City

Celebra Aniversario
Los graduandos de 1956 de la
Escuela Secundaria de Rainbow
City, estarin celebrando su vige-
simo aniversario el dia 29 de fe-
brero de 1976.
La junta organizadora desea po-
nerse en contact con todos los
graduandos de 1956.
Se efectuarin reuniones los se-
gundos domingos de cada mes. La
pr6xima sera el 14 de septiembre,
en la casa de la Sra. Patricia Pin-
nock, ubicada en la Calle 16 con
Avenida Central en Col6n.
Para celebrar este aniversario,
se proyecta realizar una semana
complete de actividades, empezan-
do el 22 de febrero.
Cualquier persona de la mencio-
nada agrupaci6n que desee parti-
cipar, puede llamar a Gene Griffith
al tel6fono 52-4556.
Los graduados en el extranjero,
pueden escribir a:
Gene Griffith, Apartado Postal
36, Paraiso, Z. del C.; Ann Miller,
Apartado Postal 835, Col6n, R. de
P.; o Felix Modestin, Apartado
Postal 1384, Crist6bal, Z. del C.
Los directives reci6n elegidos
son: Eric McDonald, president;
Guy Alexander, vicepresidente;
Ann Miller, secretaria; Patricia
Pinnock, Robert Dun Moodie, Wil-
fred Erskine, F1lix Modestin, Car-
los Cameron, Samuel Farquhar,
Gene Griffith, y Tracy Henry.

El Cuerpo de Bomberos de Pa-
nama se propone brindar una feliz
Navidad a los hijos de los miem-
bros de esa benem6rita corpora-
ci6n, en su gran mayoria ciudada-
nos humildes. Y para ello estA pa-
trocinando la Premiere de Gala de
la gran obra cinematografica Infier-
no en la Torre, el pr6ximo mi&r-
coles 27 de agosto en el Teatro
Metro de Panama.
La pelicula que exhibira el Cuer-
po de Bomberos de PanamA es
una de las obras dramaticas mis
sensacionales producidas en los 1-



7 de Septiembre-Independencia
del Brasil. En ese dia de 1822,
se proclam6 la independencia
del Brasil con la proclama que
se conoce como el Grito de Ypi-
ranga. Brasil, fue al principio un
Imperio, cuyo primer empera-
dor fue Pedro I, quien habia
sido dejado en el Brasil como
regente por su padie el Rey
Juan VI, al regresar a Portugal,
Ilamado por la revoluci6n triun-
fante en ese pais.
15 de Septiembre-Independencia
de los cinco paises centroameri-
canos: Guatemala, El Salvador,
Honduras, Nicaragua y Costa
Rica. En 1821, las cinco nacio-
nes se declararon independien-
tes de Espania e iniciaron una
larga lucha para unificarse, cosa
que todavia no se ha logrado,
pero prevalecen los ideales cen-
troamericanistas en los habitan-
tes de la region, que filtimamen-
te han formado el Mercado Co-
min Centroamericano.
16 de Septiembre-Independencia
de M6xico. El 16 de septiembre
de 1810, el Cura Miguel Hidal-
go lanz6 desde su temple pa-
rroquial el grito de rebeli6n con-
tra Espafia (Grito de Dolores),
que inici6 la lucha independen-
tista de la gran naci6n mexi-
cana. La lucha dur6 hasta el 27
de septiembre de 1821.

timos afios por la industrial del ce-
luloide. Es una producci6n com-
binada de la Warner Bros. y la
20th Century Fox.
Infierno en la Torre present una
constelaci6n de estrellas de la talla
de Steve McQueen, Paul Newman,
William Holden, Faye Dunaway,
Fred Astaire, Richard Chamber-
lain, Robert Wagner, Susan Blake-
ly, Jennifer Jones, Robert Vaughan
y otros, bajo la direcci6n de John
Guillermin, con la colaboraci6n
del productor Irwin Allen diri-
giendo las secuencias de acci6n.
La trama se desarrolla princi-
palmente en un edificio imagina-
rio de 138 pisos, el mAs alto del
mundo, en el que se original un
pavoroso fuego. A mds del suspen-
so en que se desarrolla la pelicula,
6sta constitute tanto una lecci6n
grAfica de los m6todos modernos
de extinci6n de incendios en gran-
des edificios, como una voz de
alerta a quienes construyen edifi-
caciones de esa magnitude sin pre-
ver posibles tragedies como la que
se desarrolla en la filmaci6n.
Dada la calidad de la pelicula
que presentara en la Premiere de
Gala el Cuerpo de Bomberos de
Panamli el pr6ximo dia 27, y los
propdsitos que animan esta activi-
dad, esa benemerita instituci6n
confia en el amplio respaldo de
la comunidad resident en PanamA
v la Zona del Canal.

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Gobernador Vicegobernador Director
de la Zona del Canal de Informacidn
El SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA es una publicaci6n official del Canal
de PanamA, editada en Balboa Heights, Z. del C. Se autoriza ]a repro-
ducci6n va fuere verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6nica o noticia aqui
aparecida, sin necesidad de solicited expresa. El material que se desee
publicar en el SPILLWAY deberAi star en la Oficina de Prensa del Canal
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a The Panama Canal Company y dirigidos a: Jefe de Servicios Admi-
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PAgina 2

Los Bomberos de Panama

Tienen Premiere de Gala


Agosto 22, 1975


Cena Homenaje

Habr Maniana
Mariana sabado, 23 de agosto,
tendrA lugar una gran cena baila-
ble en el Sal6n Parroquial de la
Iglesia de San Vicente, que servirA
para honrar a dos prominentes per-
sonalidades de la comunidad lati-
noamericana del sector Pacifico.
Este event social comenzarA exac-
tamente a las 8 de la noche.
Los homenajeados de mafiana
son la Sra. Lillian G6mez y Stan-
ford Andrew.
La Sra. G6mez es figure muy
conocida en la comunidad latino-
americana. Entr6 a la Logia Unity
en 1952, ocupando diferentes car-
gos. En 1959 asisti6 a la Conven-
ci6n de los Elks, en Atlantic City,
Nueva Jersey, ocasi6n en la que
recibi6 el Grado del Gran Tem-
plo y en 1966 se convirti6 en Re-
presentante Distritorial del Tem-
plo Unity. Como empleada de la
Clinica Dental del Canal en An-
c6n, ha recibido various premios.
Andrew, entr6 a la Logia Unity
en 1954, ocup6 varias posiciones
hasta Ilegar a Gran Maestro.

El 10 de mayo pasado, como a
las 11 p.m., tres tripulantes de la
motonave noruega Torrens subian
la pasarela para regresar a su bar-
co. De repente, un golpe de mar
alej6 la embarcaci6n del muelle y
la pasarela y los tres hombres ca-
yeron, dos de ellos al muelle.
Edmundo L6pez, empleado de
la Gulf Marine & Services Co.,
Ltd., de Balboa, estaba operando
una mAquina que suministraba
combustibles de diferentes classes al
buque. Enseguida not6 que faltaba
un hombre y supuso que habia
caido al mar. Como la marea es-
taba alta, pudo bajar rapidamente
a los pontones que estaban entire
el barco y el muelle, se lanz6 al
agua y como a unos 3 pies de pro-
fundidad "Dios me puso al hom-
bre en las manos", dice L6pez, "y
asi pude acostarlo sobre uno de los
pontones. Me acord6 de mis tiem-
pos de bombero en PanamA y con
la ayuda de dos empleados del
Canal que me echaron una soga,
lo amarrr y lo subimos al muelle,
donde empezamos a sacarle el
agua que habia ingerido".
Poco despu6s llegaron los bom-
beros y la policia y se dedicaron
a prestarle los primeros auxilios.
Cuando lleg6 la ambulancia del
Hospital Gorgas, el marinero no-
ruego, Knut Inge Lindin, se en-

Club Cavaliers

Ultima Detalles

De su Excursi6n
El Club Cavaliers estA ultiman-
do los preparativos para su gran
excursion del viernes pr6ximo a
Costa Rica. La excursion partira a
las 8 a.m. a San Jos6 y regresarA
el lunes 19 de septiembre, fecha
libre en la Zona del Canal, por
celebrarse el Dia del Trabajo.
El precio de esta excursion del
Club Cavaliers, integrado por nu-
merosos empleados de la empresa
del Canal, es de $130. Incluye pa-
saje de ida y vuelta en avi6n, alo-
jamiento en San Jos6, desayunos,
giras por la capital costarricense y
sus alrededores, impuestos de aero-
puerto en PanamA y Costa Rica y
un brindis.
Los residents del sector Atlan-
tico inscritos en la excursion abor-
darAn a las 4:30 a.m. un autob6s
expreso que los conducirA a Tocu-
men. SaldrA entire las calls 8 y 9
y Central.
Los interesados podrAn obtener
mayor informaci6n sobre esta ac-
tividad en los telefonos 52-0857,
47-3025, 47-8074, 47-6509 y 47-

contraba en regular estado. Fue
llevado al hospital con el fin de
prestarle la debida atenci6n me-
Entre Edmundo L6pez, emplea-
do de la Gulf; Nathan A. Sterling,
capataz despachador subalterno de
combustibles liquidos en los mue-
lles y Pacifico Ramirez, despacha-
dor subalterno de combustibles li-
quidos en los muelles, estos ulti-
mos empleados de la Divisi6n de
Suministro de Combustibles del
Canal de PanamA, le habian sal-
vado la vida al joven noruego.
Pocos dias despu6s, L6pez reci-
bi6 dos cartas, una del joven ma-
rinero a quien habia salvado la
vida y otra de sus agradecidos
Los padres, Sra. Ingrid y Sr.
Andreas Lindin dicen en su carta
"Con esta carta deseamos ex-
presarle nuestro mAs calido agra-
decimiento por su heroic acci6n,
cuando con gran riesgo de su pro-
pia vida, usted evit6 que nuestro
hijo se ahogara. Es impossible en-
contrar palabras para describir
nuestra gratitud, pero esperamos
y estamos seguros de que usted
nos comprenderd.
"Fue un dia muy feliz el del
regreso de nuestro hijo al hogar y
nuestros pensamientos volaron ha-
cia usted, Sr. L6pez, que le salv6
la vida.
"Tenga la bondad de agradecer
al Sr. Sterling y al Sr. Ramirez
por su gran ayuda".
En su carta, el joven marinero
noruego se express asi:
"Como no tuve oportunidad de
comunicarme con usted, mientras
estuve en el hospital, deseo por
medio de esta carta expresarle mi
mis profundo agradecimiento, por
el gran valor que usted demostr6
al saltar al mar, sin preocuparse
por su propia seguridad, para sal-
varme la vida . . .
"Estoy perfectamente bien aho-

Se Reunen el 5

Graduados del '52

De 'La Boca'
Todos los graduados de 1952 de
la Escuela Vocacional de La Boca
han sido invitados a una reunion
que se verificarA el viernes 5 de
septiembre a las 7 p.m., en la casa
de Kenneth Ottey, ubicada en la
Calle 16 de Rio Abajo, N9 16.
Se solicit puntual asistencia.
Para mayor informaci6n, los in-
teresados deberAn comunicarse con
Joycelyn Blugh, telefono 61-7819;
Dorothy Brooks, tel6fono 52-4219
o Kenneth Ottey, tel6fono 21-5690.

Aficionados al Mar Deben

Observer Reglamentos


Arne Hauge, de C. B. Fenton & Co. (a la derecha), entrega a Ed
L6pez, empleado de la Gulf en Balboa, un reloj de oro con su
pondiente inscripci6n, como agradecimiento por haberle salvado
a un tripulante del buque noruego "Torrens". El reloj es el rega
le enviaron los duefios de la embarcaci6n, la Cia. Wil. Wilhelms
Oslo, Noruega.

ra y espero volverlo a en
para poder estrechar su ma
Los duefios de la mo
Torrens tambien quisieron
trar su agradecimiento a L
le enviaron un reloj de oro
correspondiente inscripci6n
cientemente, Arne Hauge,
general de C. B. Fenton & (
Balboa, agents de Wilher
helmsen, de Oslo, Noruega
fios de la nave, le hizo E
formal a L6pez del hermosc
lo de los armadores del Tor
L6pez recibi6 tambi6n "un
bonita carta" en la que 1
soria Juridica del Canal de
mA le agradece su heroic g
salvarle la vida al joven no
Comentando el caso, L6pe
"Fue un verdadero milagr'
mero, que lo pudiera encont
rApido. Despubs, Dios hizo
sacara del agua y lo pusiera
el pont6n, segundos antes (
un golpe de agua estrellara
co contra el pont6n. Si eso
ra sucedido unos momentous
no hubiera podido salvarlo"

El Profesor Alfredo Cragwell, Director de la Escuela
Secundaria de Rainbow City (segundo a la derecha),
recibe un pergamino de honor al merito que le entre-
ga Arnold Reid, durante homenaje ofrecido en el

Los aficionados a embarcaciones
pequefias deben observer el cum-
plimiento de los reglamentos rela-
tivos a la navegaci6n que rigen en
la Zona del Canal, a fin de velar
por su propia protecci6n y para la
seguridad de las otras personas.
Las autoridades de la Zona del
. Canal exigen el cumplimiento de
dichas normas para reducir al mi-
- , nimo possible los riesgos que acom-
paian necesariamente a este agra-
dable deported.
La Policia de la Zona del Canal,
el Inspector de Equipo Flotante, o
una persona designada por el Pre-
S-. . sidente de la Junta de Inspectores
Locales, iniciarA pronto la visit
peri6dica a los propietarios de pe-
quefias embarcaciones existentes
en la Zona del Canal, a fin de ve-
rificar si tienen la licencia regla-
mundo mentaria, si cuentan con el equipo
corres- requerido a bordo de sus botes y
la vida la correspondiente calcomania de
alo que inspecci6n.
sen, de Antes de salir a la mar, los afi-
cionados a las pequefias embarca-
ciones deben asegurarse que estas
cumplen con todos los requisitos
exigidos y que sus licencias para
Sconducir esta clase de vehiculos
estan vigentes. Asimismo, deben
verificar que hay en el bote sufi-
cientes salvavidas para el ndmero
contrary de pasajeros que van a bordo,
ano". equipo de extinci6n de incendios
)tonave y otros equipos reglamentarios.
demos- La inspecci6n annual de las em-
6pez y barcaciones a motor es obligatoria
con la en la Zona del Canal. La Secci6n
. Re- de Licencias, que se encarga de
gerente expedir licencias y de mantener al
Co., de dia los certificados de inspecci6n
n Wil- de esa clase de embarcaciones para
a, due- la Junta de Inspectores Locales de
entrega la Zona del Canal, ha advertido
o rega- que los propietarios que no hayan
rens. cumplido con el requisite de ins-
na muy pecci6n estan infringiendo la ley.
a Ase- AdemAs, 6nicamente pueden con-
Pana- ducir legalmente esta clase de em-
esto al barcaciones los conductores que
oruego. tengan una licencia en vigor. El
ez dice: propietario de embarcaci6n que
o. Pri- viole dichos reglamentos se expo-
rar tan ne a ser multado, de conformidad
que lo a los reglamentos.
a sobre A fin de cumplir con las regula-
de que clones de la Zona del Canal, las
el bar- embarcaciones que pueden ser
hubie- transportadas en remolques deben
Santes ser inspeccionadas en las oficinas
S del maestro de rada del Pacifico o

Restaurant Corona de Oro. A la izquierda aparece
Howard Russell y a la derecha Kenneth Ottey. El
acto tuvo lugar durante el almuerzo de aniversario
del club "Los Amigos del Pueblo".

Pagina 3

Ayudaron Empleados del Canal

Salvado de Ahogarse Marinero

el AtlAntico, de lunes a viernes
entire las 7 a.m. y las 4 p.m.
Los propietarios de embarcacio-
nes que no pueden ser transpor-
tadas en remolques deben comu-
nicarse con alguno de los siguien-
tes inspectors: en Balboa, tel6-
fono 52-3572, con Eugene Bunnell,
Fred Ryan, Wilbur Fleckenstein,
Walter Bergh, William Welch,
Wendell Bosley o James Fraser;
en Gamboa, Oficial de Policia
William Hick, tel6fono 56-6411 o
Austin Byrd, Jr., tel6fono 56-
6720 y en Crist6bal con Austin
Byrd, Jr., Elmer Huldquist, 43-
3311 6 43-3312, o con Otis Ramey,
Jr., tel6fono 43-1092 6 43-1693.

Club de Balboa

Gan6 6 Peleas
Varias promesas del deported del
boxeo afloraron durante la recien-
te noche de boxeo celebrada en el
Cafetorium del Primer Ciclo Se-
cundario de Curund6, para recau-
dar fondos para Senda Unida.
En la competencia boxistica des-
tac6 el Club de Box de Balboa,
que triunf6 en seis de las siete
peleas en que estuvo representado.
Los muchachos del Club de Bal-
boa son dirigidos y entrenados por
David Mark.
Los encuentros tuvieron los si-
guientes resultados:
Marcial Bonilla, de Balboa, de-
rrot6 por knockout a los 20 se-
gundos de la segunda vuelta a
Agustin Alvarez .del Club -Mara-
fi6n, en la categoria de 90 libras.
Alex Barrios del Club Marafi6n
gan6 una decision dentro de la
categoria de las 95 libras al debu-
tante Kirk Kunkel, de Balboa.
Francisco P6rez, "Cisco Kid", de
Balboa, derrot6 por knockout t6c-
nico en el segundo asalto de una
emocionante pelea a Rogelio Mil-
ler, del Club PanamA.
En la categoria pluma, Antonio
Santana, de Balboa, derrot6 en san-
grienta pelea a FMlix Medina, del
Club PanamA. La pelea fue dete-
nida en el tercer asalto.
Ezra Hensley, tambi6n del Club
PanamA, logr6 una estrecha deci-
si6n sobre Denis Tejada del Club
Marafi6n, en pelea de la categoria
welter junior.
(Continua en la pdgina 4)
- . :


Agosto 22, 1975

Myer Triunfo

En Ping Pong
Gary Myer, de la Divisi6n de
Electricidad, se adjudic6 los maxi-
mos honors en la version de varo-
nes del torneo de tenis de mesa
(ping pong) para empleados del
Canal de Panama, en tanto que
Karen Moses, de la Divisi6n de Es-
cuelas, hizo lo propio en la cate-
goria de damas.
El veteran Stanloy Hall, quien
venia de derrotar en dos sets a
Thomas Pierce, venci6 en la elimi-
natoria a Sam Ogniben tambi6n en
dos sets. En el encuentro decisive,
Myers derrot6 a Hall en los dos
primeros juegos, pero 6ste se des-
quit6 en los siguientes dos. Se pro-
dujo entonces el juego decisive,
que fue ganado en estrecho final
(21-17) por Myers.

Adelantan Cierre

De Planas del 5
Debido al feriado del Dia del
Trabajo, el 19 de septiembre, el
cierre de plans de la edici6n del
SPILLWAY del dia 5 de septiembre
serA adelantado en un dia.
Todo material destinado a ser
publicado el 5 de septiembre, de-
berA estar en la Oficina de Pren-
sa para el mediodia del viemes 29
de agosto. S61o se podra acep-
tar material urgente para ser pu-
blicado en esa misma edici6n, el
martes 2 de septiembre, pues de
otra manera no podra ser procesa-
do a tiempo para su publicaci6n.

Club de Balboa . . .
(Viene de la pdgina 3)
Eduardo Starret continue la ra-
cha del Balboa, al despachar en
un asalto a Jos6 Luis Sermefio en
la categoria junior welter.
La promesa Emilio Amantine,
de Paraiso, necesit6 50 segundos
para noquear a Alfonso De Le6n
en la categoria welter.
Orlando Rudas, del Club Cin-
cuentenario, obtuvo una decision
sobre Herm6genes Murillo, del
Club PanamA.
Jos6 Rojas del Club Cincuente-
nario, derrot6 por decision a Artu-
ro Vargas del Club Cincuentena-
rio en la categoria de 106 libras.
Vicente Ortega, del Club Cin-
cuentenario, liquid en tres asal-
tos a Isaac Moreno del Club Pa-
namA, en pelea de la categoria

Enfermera/Enfermera Clinica, NM-5/7
(Trabajo de turn) __--- -$8,819.20/$10,545.60
Enfermera Clinica, NM-7 (Tiempo parcial que
no exceda 30 horas) -- - -----------------$5.07
Inspector de Abordajes, NM-4/9 (Se require conocimientos
del ingles y saber nadar) (Trabajo de turno)-$7,446.40/$12,417.60
Mechnico de Equipos, MG-10 _ -- ---- ___$5.48
Oficinista Encargado de Admisiones (Hospital), NM-4/5
(Trabajo de turn) _-______ _ $7,446.40/$8,299.20
Oficinista-Esten6grafo(a), NM-41 --- -- $7,446.40
Ticnico en Ingenieria, NM-7 -- --- ---$10,212.80
Trabajador en Autom6viles, MG-7 (Se require
licencia para conducir)_ --_ __ ____-$2.43
Trabajador en Autom6viles, MG-8 (Se require
licencia para conducir) _-_ - -___- ___ $2.90
Trabajador(a) Social, NM-11 (Se require experiencia en
trabajos de clinics y hospitals) _ --$14,913.60

Construyeron Util.
(Viene de la pdgina 1)

Gary Myer .(izquierda) y Stanley Hall (derecha) sostienen los trofeos
correspondientes al primer y segundo lugar del torneo de tenis de mesa
celebrado recientemente en el Gimnasio de la Escuela Secundaria de
Balboa, mientras escuchan al Director de Asuntos Civiles, Frank A.
Castles, quien les entreg6 los trofeos.

Nuevo Director . . .

vania, hizo un afio de r
en cirugia en el Hospital
ranos de San Juan.
Al regresar al Ej6rcito
de 1961, vio servicio acti
tuvo una comisi6n regular
rango de capitAn. Despuis
pletar el Curso Bisico de
de Orientaci6n en el Ser
dico, en la Escuela de
M6dico de Campo, en Fu
Houston, Texas, fue des
servicio de cirugia en el
del Ejercito de Fuerte Me
en Atlanta, Georgia.
A continuaci6n, el Coro
Balzac asisti6 al Curso pan
les de Carrera del Servicic
del Ej6rcito, al terminal
sirvi6 una residencia de 4
el Hospital General Lette
San Francisco, California.
de 9 meses de prestar
como cirujano en el Hosp
tin del Ej6rcito, en Fue
ning, fue destinado a Vie
El Coronel Vila-Balzac
sirvi6 durante 3 afios con
jano Divisional de la 3.
de Infanteria de Estado
en Wurzburg, Alemania
Jefe de Servicios Profes:
Jefe de Cirugia en el 459
de Campo, en Vicenza, It
El nuevo director del
Coco Solo y su esposa, Sra

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
esidencia S. Roger de Vila-Balzac, tienen
de Vete- cuatro hijos. Fijaran su residencia
en Margarita.
en julio
ivo y ob- C A
ar con el Expone Aqui
Sde com-
I Ej6rcito El Chiricano
vicio M6-
Servicio Gu r
erte Sam G mezjurado
tinado al
Hospital En la Caleria del Chase Manhat-
cPherson, tan Bank de Balboa se inici6 el
martes de esta semana una exhibi-
ci6n de cuadros del conocido pin-
Dnel Vila-
SOi l-tor chiricano Marco Ernesto G6-
ra Oica mezjurado, mejor conocido en los
o Medico circulos artisticos como "Marco
el cual Ernesto". La exposici6n continua-
4 ans en rd hasta el 16 de septiembre.
rman, en Marco Ernesto ha exhibido sus
Despue s pinturas en Colombia, Venezuela,
vital Mar-os Costa Rica, Brasil y en otros pai-
erte Ben- ses, ademAs de Panama.
rtnam.- Dedicado a pintar paisajes de
tam.bi6n reas de especial belleza, como
mo Ciru- son Taboga, Boquete-de donde
Division es oriundo-y otros lugares del
s Unidos Istno, Marco Ernesto ha logrado
s nios desarrollar gran habilidad en la
y como pintura con espitula. Empleando
ionales y colors acrilicos, que secan ripi-
Hospital damente, el pintor desarrolla ideas
talia. "de primera intenci6n", como l1
Hospital mismo explica.
a. Magda En la Galeria del Chase estarA
IA atendiendo a los visitantes que re-
quieran informaci6n, la esposa del
pintor, Sra. Gertrudis de G6mez-
leados jurado.
n de raza,

si- can
'i. tes11 1 _

Salubridad A-P

Hos. Palo Seco P

Marina A-P
Industrial A

Hos. Coco Solo A
Escuelas P
Industrial A

Hos. Gorgas P

Trans. Mot. P

Trans. Mot. A

teriales adquiridos, el cost del ins-
trumento no llegaba a los $1,000.
Dependiendo la eficiencia de la
plant en buena media del co-
rrecto funcionamiento de las val-
vulas, result obvia la importan-
cia del instrument disefiado y
construido por los dos empleados.
El instrument cuenta con un
motor el6ctrico que active una cu-
chilla cuyo nivel es controlado por
una manivela exterior. Para ajustar
el asiento de la vilvula el aparato
es colocado sobre el asiento y se
pone a funcionar el motor que ac-
ciona la cuchilla.

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
Su primer empleo fue como ofi-
cinista de cables con Anderson,
Clayton & Co., en Houston, Texas,
que en aquel tiempo era la firm
exportadora de algod6n mis gran-
de del mundo. Fue ascendiendo y
8 afios mis tarde era Gerente de
Oficina de la Divisi6n de Aceites
de Semillas de Algod6n, cuando en
1957, fue trasladado a PanamA
donde la compafiia mantenia en-
tonces oficinas. Permaneci6 en Pa-
namA hasta 1961. Fue entonces que
conoci6 a su esposa, Sra. Eneida
LizArraga de Burdge.
A su regreso a los Estados Uni-
dos, trabaj6 por 1 aino en Houston
y luego fue a Salt Lake City,
Utah, done estuvo empleado du-
rante 2 afios como ayudante t6cni-
co con la Cia. H6rcules Powder.
En julio de 1964, Burdge ingre-
s6 al Departamento de Administra-
ci6n Interna del Ej6rcito, en Wash-
ington, D.C., donde prest6 servicio
en varias unidades. Burdge posee
la distinci6n de ser el primer em-
pleado, no ingeniero, que ha sido
contratado por la Oficina de la Di-
recci6n de Trabajos Civiles del
Cuerpo de Ingenieros, en Wash-
ington. Fue tambinn la primera
persona en esa ,rea, responsible
por el program de control de anA-
lisis y presupuesto, que hubiera
sido empleada por medio del pro-
grama interno.
Deseando regresar al Istmo, fue
empleado aqui en noviembre de
1965 como analista de programs
en la Divisi6n de Operaciones de
los Estudios para un Canal Inter-
oceAnico. Fue Jefe de la Oficina de
Planes y Programas de 1967 a
1968, cuando regres6 al Cuerpo
de Ingenieros durante alrededor de
1 afio, antes de regresar al Istmo
en julio de 1969 e ingres6 a la
Contraloria, como Secretario de
Control de Costos.
Los esposos Burdge tienen siete
hijos. Residen en Diablo Heights.

La funci6n de las valvulas de se-
guridad es la de controlar la pre-
si6n de vapor en la plant dentro
de los limits indicados. Cuando la
presi6n llega a 1,050 libras, auto-
miticamente la vilvula de seguri-
dad se separa de su asiento, para
dejar escapar el exceso de vapor,
hasta que la presi6n vuelva a 905
libras. De no funcionar correcta-
mente la valvula de seguridad, un
exceso de presi6n puede provocar
una explosion.
La misi6n de las vilvulas de se-
guridad es, pues, proteger al perso-
nal y equipo de la plant.
"Antes de contar con el aparato
demoraba hasta 4 semanas reparar-
las cuando no funcionaban debida-
mente", observ6 Anderson. "Ade-
mas de tener un instrument para
ajustar los asientos de las valvulas,
estamos ahora ahorrando tiempo y
mejorando la calidad del trabajo".
Henderson, quien reside en Los
Rios, es un viejo empleado en la
Planta de Miraflores. Anteriormen-
te trabaj6 con Anderson en la Di-
visi6n de Esclusas. Sandoval, quien
reside en PanamA, es egresado de
la Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso y
cumple su cuarto afio de aprendi-
zaje. Ambos pusieron capacidad
creative, entusiasmo y consagraci6n
para lograr el 6xito en la empresa
que acometieron.

Crean Nuevo . . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
Durante unos 7 aflos, el Coman-
dante Drew fue asignado a la Ofi-
cina de Inspecci6n Maritima del
Servicio de Guardacostas en Nue-
va York, donde adquiri6 gran ex-
periencia en todas las fases del
trabajo de seguridad y de la ins-
pecci6n maritima.
Despues de servir en Nueva
York, pas6 2 afios comd Oficial
Ejecutivo a bordo de un remolca-
dor de alta mar del Servicio de
Guardacostas, en misiones de b6s-
queda y rescate, de remolque y de
patrullaje, desde el Cabo Hatteras
hasta Cayo Hueso, Florida.
Durante 3 afios, fue comandan-
te en la Inspecci6n Maritima del
Servicio de Guardacostas y Capi-
tAn de Puerto en Huntington, Vir-
ginia Occidental. Dicha oficina se
responsabiliza tambi6n por los rios
Ohio y Kanawha, ambos canaliza-
dos con un sistema de esclusas y
represas y mantenido por el Cuer-
po de Ingenieros.
El Comandante Drew fue tam-
bihn Comandante del c6ter Dur-
able del Servicio de Guardacostas,
con base en Brownsville, Texas.
El Comandante Drew y su es-
posa, Hide, tienen tres hijos.

Aseador, MG-7 (Que no exceda 1 aio) -----$2.00 Mantenimiento P 1
Oficinista-Mecan6grafo(a), NM-3 (Que no exceda 1 aio)
(Tiempo parcial que no exceda 30 horas)
(Conocimientos del ingles) -- ___ ______ $2.34 Serv. Com. P 1
Pasacables, MG-4 (Que no exceda 1 afio) (Se require saber
nadar) (Trabajo de turno) --------$2.07 Puertos P 1
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Ios miembros de la directive del Club Futuros Lide-
res Comerciales de Panama, capitulo de la Secunda-
ria de Rainbow City, escuchan atentamente las expli-
caciones que, sobre la operaci6n de una minicompu-

tadora NCR, les da la encargada de esa secci6n en la
Exposici6n de MAquinas Comerciales, que tuvo lugar
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