The Panama Canal spillway =

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


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


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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Full Text

Governor Requests Formal Protest

Gt of the Panama Can" a Muse,

Here Is Chronology of Sunday Events

News reports of the events that
occurred in the Canal Zone Jan-
uary 9 indicate that there is a need
for clarification of what actually
took place on that day.
As customary, the Canal Zone
Police and the Guardia Nacional
had exchanged information con-
cerning reports of possible disrup-
tive activities that might occur on
January 9. The Guardia Nacional

assured the Canal Zone Police they
would be provided pertinent in-
formation as it developed.
At one point in time, the Guar-
dia Nacional provided informa-
tion that University students were
tentatively planning to conduct
some type of demonstration on Jan-
uary 9 but had no details as to the
size of the demonstration or where
it would take place. The Guardia

Nacional assured Canal Zone Police
it would furnish any additional in-
formation on this potential demon-
stration and that the Guardia Na-
cional would control any attempts
by demonstrators to enter the Canal
Zone. Later, the Canal Zone Police
were indirectly informed that the
Guardia Nacional would propose to
escort the potential demonstrators
along Fourth of July Avenue di-

rectly to Amador Guerrero Ceme-
tery. As customary, in order to
reduce any cause of provocation,
the Canal Zone Police maintained
a low profile along the boundary
street. It was within this back-
ground that the following actual
events unfolded on January 9.
Early on the morning of Jan-
uary, the official Panamanian radio
(Continued on p. 4)

More Than 62 Years of Service to World Commerce

The Panama Canal Spillway

Vol. XV, No. 22 Friday, January 14, 1977

At Shipyard in Japan

WE -~~`-L4~~PsR r~

PC Engineer Monitors

Dredge Construction

U.S. Army power barge "Andrew J. Weber," which
with the nuclear power-barge "Sturgis" was on loan
to the Canal organization, recently transited north-
bound en route to its new home at Fort Belvoir, Va.
The "Sturgis" departed a short time later and also

will be towed to Fort Belvoir. Both vessels arrived
at the Canal in 1968 to provide an interim solution
to the waterway's power problem until adequate
additional local sources became available.

Both Army Power Barges Residents Asked

Return to United States To Return census
Forms Promotlv

Two U.S. Army power barges
that had been supporting the Pan-
ama Canal since 1968 transited
northbound recently and were being
towed to their new locations at Fort
Belvoir, Va.
First to leave was the Andrew
J. Weber, which arrived here for a
southbound transit en route from
Baltimore to Kwajalein in the Mar-
shall Islands. It had been slated for
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers duty
providing power for radar tests
in a missile system but was diverted
for use by the Panama Canal.
A few days later, the Weber was
followed by the nuclear power
barge, Sturgis, which served for
18 months on the Potomac River
at Fort Belvoir before it was
brought to the Canal Zone. Both
vessels assisted in providing an in-
terim solution to a local power
shortage. The Canal organization
has since increased its generating
capacity and no longer requires the
services of the two power barges.
The Weber, rated at 21 mega-
watts, was built at a cost of
$9 million and uses both gas tur-
bines and diesel engines to gen-
erate electricity. It has three Fair-
banks-Morse 12 cylinder diesel en-
gines and two General Electric gas
turbines. While serving the Canal.
the Weber was moored at Mira-
The Sturgis, which can provide

10 megawatts of power, uses a
pressurized water reactor coupled
to a conventional steam-generating
system and is capable of generating
full power for 1 year without re-
fueling. It is similar to dozens of
larger land-based nuclear plants
furnishing power for domestic and
industrial use in the United States.
While in the Canal Zone, the
Sturgis was stationed in Gatun
Lake, adjacent to the Gatun Hydro-
electric Station.

Credit Limit Based

On Employee Salary
Panama Canal employees hold-
ing revolving charge account pri-
vileges are reminded that there is
a credit limit based on the in-
dividual's salary. Keeping the un-
paid balance of his account under
the credit limit is the responsibility
of the employee. Those who ex-
ceed the limit will have their
credit privileges suspended.
The table of credit limits is given

The distribution of Housing Cen-
sus Information Sheets will begin
The census forms are used by
the Housing Management Branch
to maintain up-to-date and accurate
quarters occupancy records. In ac-
cordance with assignment regula-
tions, all assignees of Company
quarters are required to submit a
new census data form annually.
In the past it has been difficult
to complete the census program
without sending some occupants
two or three notices. This year the
Housing Management Branch is
requesting the cooperation of all
occupants as the information on
the forms is necessary in the de-
velopment of workload data for
employee service units. The com-
pleted forms also provide a means
to better serve the employee and
identify families and dependents
in an emergency. Occupants are
requested to complete the forms
immediately upon receipt and re-
turn them to the Housing Office in
the district where they reside.

A number of Canal employees
commute across the Isthmus every
day between home and work. But
Capt. Francis D. Halverson of the
Engineering and Construction Bu-
reau travels thousands of miles to'
get to his assignment-in Hakodate,
Though he obviously doesn't
make the journey every day, or
even weekly, starting this week he
will make the round trip approxi-
mately every 2 months until July.
That's the target date for the com-
pletion of the Canal organization's
new dipper dredge, which is being
built by the Hakodate Dock Co.,
An on-site inspector to monitor
the construction of the $5.5 million
dredge, he expects to spend ap-
proximately 6 weeks at a time in
Japan and 2 weeks on the Isthmus
until it is delivered here in August
for 3 to 4 weeks of trials and
testing before being accepted by
the Canal organization.
Halverson has already made one
trip to Hakodate, a city of some
350,000 people located on the
southern coast of the island of
Hokkaido. Far from the reaches
of the average tourist, Hakodate
does not boast a large English
speaking population, though the
firm building the dredge employs
a number of bilingual executives.
Halverson had never been to Japan
before and is striving to build a
working knowledge of the Japanese
During his first trip to Japan,
his duties included traveling to


$4,161 to $5,200
$5,201 to $7,280
$7,281 to $9,360
$9,361 to $11,440
Over $11,440

$463 to $578
$579 to $809
$810 to $1,010
$1,011 to $1,270
Over $1,270

Hourly Rate
$2.01 to $2.50
$2.51 to $3.50
$3.51 to $4.50
$4.51 to $5.50
Over $5.50


a number of cities to oversee shop
testing of dredge components built
by other companies. But because
his time will be taken up with
solving technical and administra-
tive problems, this chore has been
delegated to a local firm.
Well prepared for the task, Hal-
verson holds a bachelor of science
degree in architecture from Idaho
State and a master of science de-
gree in civil engineering from
Oregon State. He first joined the
Canal organization in April 1975
as one of the four captains assigned
to the Canal organization under
a Corps of Engineers program for
utilization of officers following grad-
uate level schooling. Since then,
he has worked in the Construction
Division as contracting officer's
representative and project engineer
on a number of jobs, including the
new 22 megawatt generating plant
installed at Miraflores. A skiing
enthusiast, Halverson hopes to take
time out at least once during his
assignment to test the slopes at
Sapporo, site of the 1972 winter
Olympics, situated approximately
60 miles from Hakodate.
While in the shipyard, Halver-
son is expected to handle most
of the problems himself. But those
(Continued on p. 4)

License Plates

Are Now on Sale
Canal Zone vehicle license plates
for 1977 went on sale Monday
at the License sections in Ancon
and Margarita.
Applications for the 1977 license
plates may be mailed to Box L,
Balboa Heights, C.Z. Vehicle
owners who wish may go to the
License Section located in the Civil
Affairs Building or to the Margarita
License office in the Margarita
Service Center to obtain their
plates. Hours are from 7:30 a.m.
to 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. to
4 p.m.
The license plates for all civilians,
including those employed by the
Armed Forces residing in the Canal
Zone are $15 for private vehicles;
$6 for motorcycles; $4 for trailers
and $25 for commercial vehicles.
The 1976 plates may be used
until February 28, 1977.

Gov. H. R. Parfitt credited
avoidance of a serious confronta-
tion to the exercise of restraint
by Canal Zone residents and
Canal Zone Police personnel
who were on duty. The Gov-
ernor has requested that a
formal protest be made to the
Government of Panama.




ATBe ayMOVu9 Zr y
eginning Friday January 14, 1977

BALBOA (Air-Conditioned)

Fri., 6:15, 7:55-Tales of Beatrix Potter
(SIT) (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-The Honkers (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 10:00 a.m.-Khartoum (G)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 12:15-Eight on the Lam (G)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:30-Mon., 6:15, 8:15
-Burnt Offerings (PG)
Tues., 6:1-eath Rides a Horse (PG)
8:20-The Group (PG)
Wed.-Thurs., 6:15, 8:00-Lipstick (R)

Fri.-Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (SIT) (G)
Friday Owl Show, 9:35-Hang 'Em High
(SIT) (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 6:15-How To Succeed
in Business Without Really Trying (G)
Sat., 8:15-Professional Gun (PG)
Sun.-Skyriders (SIT) (PG)
Tues.-End of the Game (SIT) (PG)
Wed.-Exodus (SIT) (G)

Sun.-End of the Game (SIT) (PG)
Mon.-Skyriders (SIT) (PG)
Wed.-Death Rides a Horse
and The Group (PG)

COCO SOLO (Air-Conditioned)

Fri.-Exodus (SIT) (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:45-Electra Glide
in Blue (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-The Train (G)
Sat., 7:30-Death Rides a Horse
and The Group (PG)
Sun., 2:00, 7:30-Mon.-Tues., 7:30-
Lucky Lady (SIT) (PG)
Wed.-Thurs., 7:30-Diamond Mercenaries (R)

Fri.-Sat.-Let the Good Times Roll
(SIT) (PG)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-Harry in Your
Pocket (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-If It's Tuesday
This Must Be Belgium (SIT) (G)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-The Christmas Tree
Sun.-Mon.-The Absent-Minded Professor
Tues.-The Peeper (SIT) (PG)

Sun.-Mon.-Diamond Mercenaries (R)
Tues.-The Zebra Killer
and The Hooked Generation (SIT) (R)
Wed.-Lucky Lady (SIT) (PG)
Thurs.-Next Stop, Greenwich Village (R)

Fri.-Miami's Expose (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Indianapolis Speedway
Sat.-Brothers Rico (PG)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-What's Up Doc (G)
Sun.-Uranium Boom (PG)
*All night shows begin at 7:00 except as
shown. All shows are post meridiem time
except 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
unless accompanied by parent or legal
guardian. (X) Persons under 17 not ad-
mitted. (SIT) Indicates Spanish titles.
(BW) All in color unless listed.

(Schedule subject to change without notice. (C) indicates color program.)

2:45-Sign-On News
2:50-Sesame Street
3:45-Big Valley
4:45-General Hospital
5:15-Green Acres
5:30-Sew What's New
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:40-You Asked for It (C)
7:05-The Fugitive
8:00--1 u Pasa? (C)
8:05-All in the Family (C)
The Impossible (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
"The Big Game" (C)
11:05-The Late Show:
"The Gatling Gun"

10:00-Sign-On News
10:05-Cartoon Carnival
12:05-Wyatt Earp
12:35-Early Movie:
"The Fighting 69th"
2:05-NFL Game
of the Week (C)
2:25-The Gator Bowl:
Notre Dame vs.
Penn State (C)
4:45-That Was the Year
That Was (C)
6:00-Weekend Report (C)
6:15-Animal World
6:45-My World and Welcome
To It (C)
7:10-Carol Burnett
8:00-Donny and Marie
9:00-Weekend Report (C)
9:20-SCN Special
of the Week:
Country Music
Association Awards
10:45-Creature Feature:
"Black Noon" (C)

12:00-Sign-On News
12:05-Music and
the Spoken Word
12:35-This Is the Life

1:05-The Orange Bowl:
Colorado vs.
Ohio State (C)
3:35-Astro Bluebonnet
Bowl: Texas Tech
vs. Nebraska (C)
6:00-Chronicle (C)
6:40-Dr. Martin Luther King:
to Memphis
7:05-Sedaka Special
8:00-The Immortal (C)
9:00-Weekend Report (C)
"All in a Night's
Work" (C)
10:55-The Tonight Show

2:45-Sign-On News
2:50-Sesame Street
3:45-Wanted Dead or
4:10-Bob Cummings
4:45-General Hospital
5:15-Assignment Underwater
5:40-Truth or Consequences
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:40-Let's Make a Deal
7:05-Department "S" (C)
8:00--Qu6 Pasa? (C)
8:05-1 Spy (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
9:05-Monday Night
at the Movies:
"Blood on
the Arrow"

2:45-Sign-On News
2:50-Dusty's Treehouse
3:15-Electric Company
3:45-Jim Bowie
4:10-Bob Cummings
4:45-General Hospital
5:15-The Price Is Right
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:40-High and Wild (C)
7:05-Police Surgeon
8:00-60 Minutes
9:00-Focus on Today (C)

"Black Tide"
10:40-Mike Douglas

2:45-Sign-On News
2:50-Sesame Street
3:45-The Rifleman
4:10-Bob Cummings
4:45-General Hospital
5:15-Get Smart
5:40-$20,000 Pyramid
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:40-Wild World of
People (C)
7:05-The Defenders
8:00--QuD Pasa? (C)
8:05-The Lieutenant
(Series begins)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
"Hercules in
the Haunted
World" (C)
10:45-AIl-Star Wrestling

11:45 (Approximately)-
The Inauguration of
Jimmy Carter
(C) (Live)
2:45-Sign-On News
2:50-The Real McCoys
3:15-Electric Company
3:45-The Monkees
4:10-Bob Cummings
4:45-General Hospital
5:15-Jack La Lanne
5:30-Postal and Music
to American
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:40-The Jokers Wild
7:05-Variety Special:
"The Beachboys"
8:00-Wild Wild West
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
"The Happy



in the


The Panama Canal's weather-
man, Michael S. Hart, defends
weathermen around the world.
People, he insists, tend to recall
the few times weather predictions
are wrong not the more frequent
times they are right. He believes
that the percentage of accurate
weather predictions is in the high
An Oregon boy, born and bred,
Mike went to elementary school
in Pendleton, to junior and senior
high school in Bend, and to college
in Eugene.
He earned going-to-college money
as a ski instructor while attending
the University of Oregon. After
graduation, Mike was commissioned
a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air
Force. As soon as his bachelor
of science degree in general science
was noted, he was assigned to the

Atlantic Christian

Women's Club Plans

Dinner for Jan. 18
Steve Musto, a baritone soloist
and song leader with the Billy
Graham Evangelistic Association,
is to be featured at the Atlantic
Christian Women's Club dinner
to be held at 6:15 p.m., January 18,
at the Margarita Elks' Club. Musto's
wife, Barbara, also will be pre-
sented in the musical evening.
Acclaimed by music critics as
"one of the three finest baritone
voices in America," Musto has
studied with two of the outstanding
voice teachers in the United States,
Dr. Martial Singher at Curtis In-
stitute of Music in Philadelphia
and Dr. Frank Cappelli. A record-
ing artist, he has made six LP
albums and his "Singing for You"
received a Four-Star Award from
Billboard Magazine.
Both men and women are in-
vited to the dinner and reservations
may be made when purchasing
the ticket.
Tickets, $4.50 per person, may be
obtained by calling Fran Foss, Fort
Davis 3540, or Beth Bassett, Cris-
tobal 2375, no later than Jan-
uary 13.

University of Oklahoma for grad-
uate work in meteorology.
There he was introduced to the
study of temperatures, relative
humidities, barometric pressures
and, more important, to Pamela
Pitts, a fellow student he later
married in Teheran, Iran. Not too
unlikely a spot as the Air Force
had transferred Mike to Turkey and
Pamela was visiting her oil-com-
pany-employed parents in Teheran.
After the Middle East tour, Mike
was reassigned to Houston, Tex.,
where, as Weather Detachment
Commander at Ellington AFB, he
often supported NASA projects such
as providing aviation weather and
low level wind forecasts for astro-
nauts flying mockups of the lunar
When he was separated from
active duty, Mike worked for Uni-
versal Weather Service, a private
weather consulting firm.
At first he was in the Houston
office doing state-of-the-sea fore-
casts in the Gulf of Mexico for oil
companies. Transferred to the com-
pany's Los Angeles office, Mike
found a dramatic change in clients:

RC Superette Hours Changed
Effective January 19, the Rain-
bow City Superette operating hours
for Wednesdays will be changed.
New hours that day will be 1 to
8 p.m. The hours of operation for
other days will remain unchanged,
from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The change for Wednesdays was
made at the request of the Atlantic
area Civic Councils.

Liz Taylor and Richard Burton,
Frank Sinatra, Red Skelton, Disney
Enterprises and other celebrities
and executives with private aircraft
received flight forecasts from Uni-
In 1971, a job ad in the Amer-
ican Meteorological Society publi-
cation brought Mike to his present
position as Supervisory Meteoro-
logist at the Engineering and Con-
struction Bureau's Meteorologist and
Hydrographic Branch, and a com-
pletely new phase of meteorology.
Here, Mike is primarily concerned
with the Lake management and
his predictions are far more serious
than the "warm and continued
sunny" of the summer months in
the States or the "severe storm
warnings" of winter. Mike's most
important job is prediction of severe
rains that would cause flooding
Mike and Pamela, who teaches
social studies at Curundu Junior
High, live in Curundu when they
are home which, from their list
of interests and activities, can't be
too often. High on that list is their
V-Tail Bonanza single engine plane
which Mike pilots and Pamela
navigates on trips throughout Pan-
ama, Central and South America,
the Caribbean Islands and the
United States. They also spend a lot
of time in, on and under the water:
swimming, water skiing, SCUBA
and skindiving.
Mike is a professional member
of the American Meteorological
Society and a member of the Pi
Kappa Alpha social fraternity.

Panama Canal Spillway
Governor of the Canal Zone Lieutenant Governor Information Officer
THE PANAMA CANAL SPILLWAY is an official publication of the Panama
Canal, Balboa Heights, C.Z. All articles are available to news media and
may be reprinted without further clearance. SPILLWAY material should
arrive at the Panama Canal Press Office no later than 4 p.m., Friday,
one week prior to publication. Only urgent material can be accepted as
late as noon Monday. Distributed free to all Panama Canal employees.
Subscriptions costs $4 for students and $6 for others. Airmail subscriptions
cost $19 a year. Make checks payable to Panama Canal Company and
address to: Chief, Administrative Services Division, P.O. Box M, Balboa
Heights, C.Z.

Page 2

January 14, 1977

Michael S. Hart

January 14, 1977


Coco Solo Physician

Is Certified by Board

Dr. Leonard E. Beckford, Jr.,
has successfully completed the
required oral and written examina-
tions and is now a certified Diplo-
mate of the American Board of
Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Beckford, who is on the staff
of Coco Solo Hospital, was grad-
uated from Del Valle University,
Cali, Colombia, in June 1968 with
the title of Doctor of Medicine
and Surgery.
He served a 1-year internship
at the Social Security General Hos-
pital, Panama City, and completed
his residency in obstetrics and
gynecology at Gorgas Hospital in
March 1974.
Dr. Beckford is a Junior Fellow
of the American College of Obste-
tricians and Gynecologists and a
member of the Panamanian Society
of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
He presented a paper on "Experi-
ences with Laparoscopy at Gorgas
Hospital" at a Congress of Gyn-
ecologists and Obstetricians held
in Panama in 1974 and attended
the VIII World Congress of Ob-
stetricians and Gynecologists in
Mexico City in October 1976.

Briefings To Be Given
On Living in Sarasota
Life in Sarasota, Fla., and what
the city has to offer prospective
residents will be discussed this
month at briefings on both sides
of the Isthmus by Jim Morrow of
the Paver Development Corp.
The briefings will be held at
7:30 p.m., January 25; in the Elks
Club in Balboa and at the same
hour January 26 in the Elks Club
in Brazos Heights. The public is

Qualifying Meets

To Be Held Jan. 29
The Balboa and Margarita swim-
ming pools will hold qualifying
meets at 9 a.m., January 29, to
determine area representative swim-
mers for the Washington-Lincoln
Presidential Classic.
All participants must be students
enrolled in a Canal Zone school,
must be registered at a sanctioned
Canal Zone pool in their area and
must equal or better established
"cut" time for events they wish
to enter.
The meets sponsored by the Canal
Zone Division of Schools, are com-
prised of events for ages 8 and
under, through 15-18. Swimmers
may enter three events in their age
group. Ribbons will be awarded
the first four places and qualifying
swimmers will be eligible to enter
the Washington-Lincoln Presidential
Classic scheduled for 9 a.m., Feb-
ruary 12, at Coco Solo Swimming

Credit Union Meeting Today
The board of directors of the
Gamboa Federal Credit Union
No. 5858 will hold its annual mem-
bership meeting at 4:30 p.m. today
at the Santa Cruz Civic Center,
"Club 77" Sunset Strip, Building
No. 80.
All members are invited to at-
tend. An operational progress re-
port will be among the items to be
presented at the meeting.

Dr. Beckford lives in Margarita
with his wife, Mariela, a licensed
nurse in Panama, and their two
children, Myrna, 6, and Leonard, 5.

Dr. Leonard E. Beckford, Jr.

Gamboa Civic Council
Elects New Officers
Gamboa residents have elected
Bud Green to serve as president
of the Gamboa Civic Council.
Other officers are Don R. Smith,
vice president; Lynn Furman,
treasurer; and Janet DuPree, sec-

Anonymous Donors Give
$252 to C.Z. United Way
Thanks to a cash donation
received last week, the Canal
Zone United Way is $252.51
richer, and expresses its appre-
ciation to the group of donors
who collected and delivered the
generous contribution.

Storehouse Inventory
Section B and Section I, Balboa
and Section X, Cristobal, will be
closed for inventory all day Mon-
day, January 17, and again for
recount on Tuesday, February 1.

Memorial Services

Are Scheduled for

Martin Luther King
The January 15 birthday of the
late civil rights leader, the Reverend
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will be
commemorated at 11 a.m. memorial
services at the Fort Clayton Chapel,
Howard AFB Chapel and Fort
Gulick Chapel.
Bishop Lemuel B. Shirley of The
Missionary Diocese of Panama and
the Canal Zone will deliver the
principal address at Fort Clayton;
Air Force Chaplain (Col.) Simon
T. Scott, Jr., Command Chaplain,
Tactical Air Command, will be the
main speaker at the Howard AFB
services; and at Fort Gulick Chapel,
the address will be presented by
the Reverend Floyd J. Naters of
Christ Church by the Sea.
Also on the 15th at 2:30 p.m.,
a 3-hour color film "From Mont-
gomery to Memphis" will be shown
at the Fort Davis Theater.
The public is cordially invited
to join in these observances.

Red Cross To Hold

Annual Meeting at

Chapter House Jan. 18
The Annual Meeting of the Canal
Zone Chapter, American Red Cross,
will be held at 9 a.m., Tuesday.
January 18, at the Chapter House
located in Building 0610-B, Gail-
lard Highway, adjacent to the Civil
Affairs Building.
A review of the activities of the
chapter, as outlined in the Annual
Report, will be presented, and
matters of general interest will be
A meeting of the Board of Di-
rectors, for the principal purpose
of electing officers for the following
year, will be held immediately fol-
lowing the general meeting.
The attendance of all members
of the Staff, Board of Directors,
and volunteers of the chapter will
be appreciated.

POLICE ______. _____-__.110
FIRE___ ___ __---119
PHYSICIAN (Pacific) --52-2300
PHYSICIAN (Atlantic) -- 3-1211

Thanks to a suggestion by Elizabeth I. Quintero, the color of the key rings
and medallions presented to blood donors will indicate how much blood
they have contributed to the Gorgas or Coco Solo blood banks. Until
her suggestion was adopted, all Gallon Club members received silver-
colored key chains with engraved medallions. Now donors who have
contributed more than 1 gallon of blood will be given bronze-colored
medallions. The first presentation of the new awards will, be made at the
annual Gallon Club ceremonies at Gorgas Hospital on January 28.
Ms. Quintero, the Palo Seco administrative officer, received an Incentive
Awards certificate and monetary award for her adopted suggestion.

(On the basis of total Federal Service)
50 Years

Edward V. Robinson
Shipwright Worker

40 Years
Alexander H. Boxswill
Guard (Correctional)
Thomas Morrell
Guard (Correctional)

Gordon M. Frick
Director of Personnel

Graduate Education
Course Being Offered
Registration is open for the Uni-
versity of Alabama and Division
of Schools graduate level course
entitled Principles of Curriculum
Development which will begin on
January 31.
Tuition costs for the class will be
$35 per credit hour or a total of
$105 for the three credit course.
Class participants will have to pur-
chase texts.
Dr. Sam Leles and Dr. Robert
Anderson, University of Alabama
professors, will be the class in-
For information, contact James
Pfau of the Canal Zone schools
at 52-3693.


In-Service Employee Transfer-Vacancy Bulletin

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race,
religion, color, national origin, sex, age, partisan political affiliation, or any other non-
merit factor. Qualified handicapped individuals may call or visit the Coordinator for the
Employment of the Handicapped Program for counseling with regard to any of the below-
listed vacancies. The Coordinator's office is located in Building 363, Ancon, Canal Zone,
telephone 52-7570. A separate application must be submitted for each job listed. The base
rates shown will be increased for U.S. citizens by 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


Stacey Follett takes her horse Adiz over a hurdle at the Randolph Riding
Club where the Canal Zone Horsemen's Association tomorrow holds
the first show of the 1977 season. Shows are scheduled also January 29
and 30 at the Howard Riding Club; February 12 at Gatun Saddle Club;
February 26 and 27 at Albrook Riding Club; March 12 and 13, Mindi
Acres Riding Club; and March 25, 26 and 27 at the Fort Clayton Riding
Club. All Isthmian riders are invited to attend and to participate in these
shows. Prize lists will be mailed to member clubs and anyone interested
may obtain a list by writing to the various clubs. A show of champions
will be held in April at a date to be announced later. Opening ceremonies
tomorrow will be at 8:30 a.m. and the horseshow will begin at 9 a.m.


Accountant/Auditor NM-7/11� ----
Administrative Officer NM-7/9
(With Personnel experience) _---
Cargo Marker NM-1__------
Chief Engineer-Dipper Dredge FE-16
(License required) _ __---
Clerk-Stenographer NM-51 ______-
Nurse/Clinical Nurse NM-5/7
(Shift work required) --
Security Clerk (Stenography) NM-51'9
Supervisory Clerical Assistant
(Stenography) NM-5/61

Bureau Lo- Va-
or ca can-
Base Rate Division tion cies

-- $11,211.20/$16,432.00 Financial VP P
. $11,211.20/$13,707.20 Maintenance P
-------$4,784.00 Terminals A
____---- $10.25 Dredging P
----- - $6,697.60 Police A
-- $6,697.60/$11,211.20 Health A-P
_ - -- $6,697.60 Inter. Security P

$6,697.60/$10,088.00 Supply

P 1

Oiler (Floating Plant) MG-8 (NTE 1 year)
(Swimming ability required) ___ _ ______---$3.43 Dredging P 1
Applications must be submitted on Form 443, APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER, no later than
seven (7) calendar days from the date of this publication. Qualification standards may be
reviewed at the Employment and Placement Branch, Building 366, Ancon, or Building 1105,
Cristabal. Further information may be obtained from the Employment and Placement Branch,
telephone 52-3583, 52-7867 or 43-1288.

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January 14, 1977

station began broadcasting reenact-
ments of the events leading up to
and occurring during the January
1964 riots. Later in the day, Pan-
amanian television picked up and
continued this theme, attacking the
Canal Zone authorities and res-
idents and showing scenes of the
1964 disturbances.
The official program got under-
way at about 8 a.m. with a reli-
gious ceremony at the Don Bosco
Church in the Calidonia section
of Panama City. From there, the
majority of those attending pro-
ceeded to the Amador Guerrero
Cemetery where official commemo-
rative ceremonies were held. En
route from the Don Bosco Church,
a group of marchers numbering ap-
proximately 125 diverted and en-
tered the Canal Zone on Shaler
Road at 9:20 a.m., cut across Ken-
nedy Avenue and up the small in-
cline alongside the parking lot of
the old Tivoli Guest House. This
group, which was under escort by
National Guard personnel, was
headed by Roberto G6mez, Sec-
retary General of the Student Fed-
eration of Panama (FEP), and in-
cluded newspaper and TV photog-
raphers, as well as several indi-
viduals in civilian dress who have
been identified as members of the
National Guard.
This group placed Panamanian
flags in the ground and on the
parking lot fence, laid some floral
wreaths and held a brief rally
during which anti-American slogans
were chanted. In an effort to
avoid a confrontation between the
Canal Zone Police and the stu-
dents assistance of the National
Guard was requested to divert the
students back into Panama. As the
rally ended, the group started down
Roosevelt Avenue in the direction
of the Ancon housing area and
again, the Canal Zone Police offi-
cials repeatedly urged the Guardia
National to divert them and the
Guardia Nacional was informed that
the demonstrators would not be per-
mitted to enter the housing area
under any circumstances. A Guar-
dia Nacional officer accompanying
the group made a half-hearted at-
tempt to divert them back onto
Kennedy Avenue, but was told by
G6mez that "they" were in Pan-
amanian territory and the Guardia
National officer's instructions were
The Guardia Nacional officer
was again emphatically informed by
Canal Zone Police officials that the
marchers would not be permitted
to travel further into the Canal
Zone and after some discussion, the
group continued along Mamei Place
to Gorgas Road to reenter Panama
City via "J" Street. The Guardia
Nacional officer was informed in no
uncertain terms that under no cir-
cumstances would the group be

requiring outside assistance and
which can not wait until his return
to the Canal Zone are discussed
over Telex circuit or telephone.
While on the Isthmus, he consults
with the Engineering and Con-
struction Director, Chief of the
Dredging Division, Chief of the
Division of Storehouses and the
Supply and Community Service Di-
rector, who is the Canal's con-
tracting officer for the dredge pro-

permitted to make any detours from
this route and he was informed
that a Canal Zone Police squad
was stationed in the vicinity of the
St. Luke's Church to prevent any
attempt to divert up Gorgas Road.
As the group proceeded, they
paused in front of the Ancon Ele-
mentary School to plant additional
Panamanian flags and to burn a
United States flag. A Panamanian
flag was placed atop a light stand-
ard at the Gorgas Road-Fourth of
July intersection. The group re-
entered Panama at "J" Street and
continued on down to Central
Avenue at 9:53 a.m.
At about 10:05 a.m., a group of
about 19 persons, representing a
political organization from Arraijan,
was observed walking on the west
approach of the Thatcher Ferry
Bridge carrying a large Panamanian
flag and three large banners de-
nouncing yankee imperialism. The
group passed over the bridge,
placing small Panamanian flags on
the cyclone fence on the center
span and continued down the east
approach of the bridge, entering
Panama City at the Limits on
Avenida A.
At approximately 11 a.m., three
bus loads of students from La
Chorrera heading towards Panama
City turned into Bruja Road and
proceeded in the direction of the
Cocoli townsite. One bus stopped
in the vicinity of the old Cocoli
Clubhouse and the others con-
tinued on to Contractors Hill. Flags
were placed in the ground along
the road in Cocoli and at Con-
tractors Hill. A paper replica of a
United States flag was burned at
Cocoli. At all times while in the
Canal Zone the buses were under
escort by Guardia Nacional motor
To prevent further provocation
and possible confrontation, no effort
was made to remove the Panama-
nian flags that had been placed at
various locations in the Canal Zone
until after dark. This was accom-
plished and all flags removed by
12:45 a.m., January 10.
By noon, all of the activities in
Panama City had terminated and
there were no further incidents
during the day.
The only incident of interest
occurring on the Atlantic side took
place at about 9:15 a.m., when a
group of about 50 persons, followed
by two National Guard vehicles,
entered the Canal Zone at 11th
Street and proceeded a short dis-
tance to the vicinity of the former
Cristobal Fire Station. The group
heard a few brief speeches, sang
the National Anthem, shouted the
usual anti-yankee insults and re-
turned to Colon at 9:30 a.m. The
Guardia Nacional military zone
commander was also present and
kept the group under observation.

The new dredge will measure
164 feet by 71 feet and boast a
15 cubic yard bucket and a lifting
capacity of 250,000 pounds. It will
Le capable of excavating 60 feet
below the water surface and its
many features will provide it with
one of the largest productive ca-
pacities of any dredge in the world.
Diesel-electric powered, the new
dredge will replace the obsolete,
61-year-old, steam driven Casca-

Sunday Events
(Continued from p. 1)

I VO IVIU l iJ lllnai
The National Association for the
Education of Young Children will
hold a seminar, 8:30-11:30 a.m.,
January 22, in the Canal Zone
College Auditorium.
Feature topics will be story tell-
ing and reading to young children,
music, rhythm and dance; creative
arts and crafts; directive guidance;
and health and body development.
Admission is free for current
NAEYC members, $8.50 for those
who would like to become a
NAEYC member and $4 for par-
ticipation in the seminar only.
For preregistration or further in-
formation contact: Beverley Meade,
86-6218; Reba Robinson, 52-6771;
or Tonia Lasater, 85-4823.

trollers will hold its monthly
luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m.,
January 20, at the Fort Amador
Officers' Club.
The principal speaker for this
luncheon will be Dr. Nicolas Ardito
Barletta, Minister of Planning and
Economic Policies for the Republic
of Panama. The topic of his address
is "The Management of Public
Finances in the Republic of Pan-
All Department of Defense
Comptroller personnel, other in-
terested Comptroller personnel, and
guests are invited.
-For luncheon reservations and
further details of this meeting, con-
tact Elsie Woodruff, 85-5110 or
85-5251, not later than January 18.

All of the offices of the Transit
Operations Division previously lo-
cated in the Port Captain's Build-
ing No. 39, Balboa, including Ma-
rine Traffic Control, have been
transferred to the new Marine
Traffic Control Center, Building
910, La Boca.
New telephone numbers follow:
Chief, Captain John H. Stone, Jr. ..-52-3503
Secretary, Ms. 'Oris Cedeiio '_ .52-3503
Deputy Chief __--- --52-7786
Operations Officer - - 52-3631
Administrative/Budget Officer,
Ms. Arden L. Swisher - 52-3678
Administrative Officer,
Mrs. Greta N. Hummer ...-----.52-3678
Pilot Rotation and Timekeeping Unit 52-3327
Supervisory Clerical Assistant,
Ashby S. Smith --- 52-3674
Marine Traffic Control:
Chief, P. M. Trim, Jr.--- . 52-3645
Assistant Chief, R. L. Rankin 52-3645
Secretary, Ms. T. Milas __52-3646
Marine Traffic Control Information:
Watch Supervisor 52-3618
Scheduling Information ___ 52-3611
Harbor Movements, Pacific-
Arrivals and Departures __-52-3614
Harbor Movements, Atlantic-
Arrivals and Departures _52-3615
ETA Clerk,
Pacific and Atlantic--____ 52-3610
Marine Traffic Control System:
Project Engineer,
James C. Foster -_--- 52-3621
Marine Traffic Control Analyst,
Gerald W. Coffey - - 52-3621
MTCS Analyst, Fred Lee/
George Kessel ---_--- 52-3680

New Telephone Book

To Feature Index

For Organizations
The Communications Branch of
the Electrical Division, always look-
ing for ways to improve its service
to customers, has added an index
to the Organizational Section of the
telephone book.
Starting with the 1977 edition,
which will be distributed to Pan-
ama Canal offices about January 17,
customers will find it easier to lo-
cate an office, if they look first on
the alphabetical listing on the blue
pages, Section II, of the Panama
Canal Company Telephone Direc-
Distribution of the telephone
Looks to other than Company-Gov-
ernment offices (residential and
commercial customers) will be made
by the end of this month.

, '..

At a poolside despedida during the seventh annual Canal Zone Swimming
Relays, Robert C. Wick and H6ctor SAnchez received certificates of merit
for many years of dedicated service to Canal Zone swimmers. Wick also
received a plaque in appreciation of his 14 years as a water safety instruc-
tor trainer and swimming meet official. Stewart J. Brown, center, super-
visor of the Division of Schools aquatic program, gave the awards to the
two men who are transferring to new positions. Sanchez, left, goes from
the Division of Schools to an aquatic supervisory position with the Army
on the Atlantic side and Wick, former Executive Director of the Balboa
YMCA, will be assigned to the Seattle, Wash., YMCA.

Page 4

Late Registration A I

Is Scheduled for - "

Next Week at CZC . ., L
Although today, Friday, is the
last day of regular registration
at Canal Zone College, students I '
will be able to sign up for classes
all next week if they pay a late :.' ' r . .
registration fee. . . '"
Nearly 100 different subjects,:
ranging from art history to intro- ..
duction to sociology, are being
offered during day and evening .
hours. Classes at the College start "... ...
Monday, January 17, and run :.:. .../, ,;
through May 26. Seven 9-week and A Master Key Award in the grade of "Maxima Benefactora" and a certifi-
two 12-week courses are also cate are presented to Mrs. Dora K. Fastlich by Canal Zone Lt. Gov.
scheduled. Richard L. Hunt during ceremonies in observance of the 25th anniversary
The College is open for regis- of the Fastlich Teenage Baseball League. At left is Samuel A. McGuinness,
tration until 3 p.m., Friday and league president. Mrs. Fastlich was honored for the support she has
until 8 p.m. the rest of the week provided to the league which bears her husband's name. Following the
u until 8 p. the rest of e w $ ceremony, Mrs. Fastlich threw out the ball to open the first game
The ate registration fee is $5 for of the 1977 season.
full-time students and $2 for part-
time students.
Barletta To Address Transit Operations

Education Assn. Military Comptrollers Division Telephone

~T ^ g -LI QThe Canal Zone Chapter of the Numbers Are Changed
T H A q ^ &m naI rP Amepirican Snrociet of Militarv C(om -

Panama Canal Engineer
(Continued from p. 1)


El Gobernador Pide Protesta Formal

Un Resumen de los Acontecimientos del Domingo

Las noticias publicadas acerca de
los events que ocurrieron en la
Zona del Canal el 9 de enero in-
dican que hay necesidad de aclarar
lo que realmente ocurri6 ese dia.
Como de costumbre, la Policia
de la Zona del Canal y la Guardia
Nacional habian intercambiado da-
tos con respect a los informes de
posibles disturbios que pudieran

ocurrir el 9 de enero. La Guardia
Nacional le asegur6 a la Policia de
la Zona del Canal que ellos les
proporcionarian informaci6n perti-
nente a media que Bsta se supiera.
En un moment dado, la Guardia
Nacional inform que los estudian-
tes de la Universidad estaban ten-
tativamente planeando efectuar al-
gin tipo de manifestaci6n el 9 de

enero pero no tenian detalles acer.-
ca de la magnitude de la misma, ni
el lugar donde se iba a efectuar.
La Guardia Nacional le asegur6 a la
Policia de la Zona del Canal que
le proporcionaria cualquier infor-
maci6i adicional sobre esta possible
manifestaci6n y que la Guardia
Nacional controlaria cualquier in-
tento por parte de los manifestantes

de entrar a la Zona del Canal. MAs
tarde, se le inform indirectamente
a la Policia de ]a Zona del Canal
que la Guardia Nacional propondria
escoltar a los posibles manifestan-
tes por la Avenida Guatro de Julio
directamente al Coienterio Ama-
dor Guerrero. Como�se acostumbra,
y con el fin de r~&lcir cualquier
(Contins en la pdgina 4)

Mds de 62 Aios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de Panama
Vol. XV, No. 22 Viernes 14 de Enero de 1977

En un Astillero en Jap6n

GV. .-.Pm. .

1# I

Ingeniero del Canal Vela

Construcci6n de Draga

La barcaza generadora "Andrew J. Weber", del Ej&r-
cito de los Estados Unidos, que junto con !a plant
flotante "Sturgis" estaba prestada a la organizaci6n
del Canal, recientemente cruz6 la via acuatica para
dirigirse a su nueva estaci6n en Fuerte Belvoir, Virgi-
nia. La "Sturgis" zarp6 poco tiempo despu6s y tam-

Los dos generadores flotantes del
Ej6rcito de los Estados Unidos que
se estaban usando en el Canal
de PanamA desde 1968 en apoyo
de las operaciones de la empresa,
partieron recientemente hacia el
norte con rumbo a su nueva esta-
ci6n en Fuerte Belvoir, Virginia.
El primero en partir fue la bar-
caza Andrew J. Weber, que lleg6
procedente de Baltimore y fue ama-
rrada en Balboa, debiendo prose-
guir a Kwajalein en las Islas Mar-
shall. El Cuerpo de Ingenieros del
Ej6rcito de los Estados Unidos
tenia proyectado usarla para pro-
porcionar energia para pruebas de
radar en un sistema de cohetes
teledirigidos, pero estos planes se
cambiaron y fue destinada al Canal
de Panami.
Unos dias mAs tarde, la Weber
fue seguida de la barcaza Sturgis
que es de energia nuclear y que
sirvi6 durante 18 meses en el Rio
Potomac en Fuerte Belvoir, antes
de ser traida a la Zona del Canal.
Ambas barcazas contribuyeron a ali-
viar la crisis de energia local. La
organizaci6n del Canal ha aumen-
tado su capacidad generadora de
energia y ya no necesita los servi-
cios de las dos plants flotantes.
La Weber, con un regimen de
21 megavatios y construida a un
costo de $9 millones, utiliza tur-
binas de gas y motors diesel para
general electricidad. Tiene tres mo-
tores diesel de 12 cilindros Fair-
banks-Morse y dos turbines de gas
General Electric. Mientras estuvo
en la Zona del Canal, la Weber
permaneci6 fondeada en Miraflores.

bi6n sera remolcada a Fuerte Belvoir. Ambas embar-
caciones fueron traidas a la Zona del Canal en 1968
para ayudar a solucionar provisionalmente los proble-
mas de escasez de energia hasta tanto se lograra obte-
ner recursos locales adicionales.

La Sturgis, que tiene capacidad
para proporcionar 10 megavatios
de energia, usa un reactor de agua
a presi6n acoplado a un sistema
generador de vapor conventional
y puede general energia durante
todo un afio sin necesitar reabaste-
cimiento de combustible. Es muy
similar a numerosas plants de ener-
gia nuclear mas grandes en tierra
firme que proporcionan energia
para uso dom6stico e industrial en
los Estados Unidos. Mientras estuvo
en la Zona del Canal la Sturgis
permaneci6 en el Lago Gat6n junto
a la estaci6n hidroel6ctrica de

Salario Basico Define

El Limite de Credito
Se recuerda a los empleados del
Canal de Panami autorizados a te-
ncr cuenta de credito rotativa que
hay un limited de cr6dito basado
en el salario individual. Es res-
ponsabilidad del empleado que el
saldo de su cuenta sea menor que
el limited de cr6dito. A los que se
sobrepasen dicho limited se les sus-
pendera el cr6dito.
La tabla de limits de cr6dito
se cita a continuaci6n.

El lunes comenzarAn a distribuir
los formularios de Informaci6n de
Censo de Viviendas.
Dichos formularios los necesita
el Ramo de Administraci6n de Vi-
viendas para mantener los registros
de ocupaci6n de viviendas actuali-
zados y correctos. De acuerdo con
los reglamentos pertinentes, todos
los que resident en viviendas de la
compafiia tienen anualmente la
obligaci6n de llenar y remitir el
formulario de informaci6n de censo.
En afios anteriores la falta de
coopcraci6n ha dificultado el cum-
plimiento del program de censo,
habiendo sido necesario enviar dos
y tres avisos a algunos de los resi-
dentes. Este afio el Ramo de Admi-
nistraci6n solicita a todos su coope-
raci6n ya que esta informaci6n se
require para preparar el program
de trabajo de las unidades de ser-
vicio de empleados. AdemAs, los
formularios llenos sirven para dar
mejor atenci6n a los empleados
e identificar a las families y sus
dependientes en caso de emergen-
cia. Por consiguiente, se les solicita
a los residents Ilenar el formulario
apenas lo reciban y devolverlo a la
Oficina de Vivienda correspondiente
a su distrito residential.

Anual Maestro-Mensual Por Hora de Cr6dito
$4,161 a $5,200 $463 a $578 $2.01 a $2.50 $800
$5,201 a $7,280 $579 a $809 $2.51 a $3.50 $1,100
$7,281 a $9,360 $810 a $1,010 $3.51 a $4.50 $1,450
$9,361 a $11,440 $1,011 a $1,270 $4.51 a $5.50 $1,750
Mis de $11,440 Mas de $1,270 MBs de $5.50 $2,000

Muchos de los empleados de la
empresa del Canal tienen que cru-
zar el Istmo diariamente para acudir
a sus trabajos. Con el CapitAn
Francis D. Halverson de la Direc-
ci6n de Ingenieria y Construcci6n
ocurre algo similar, sblo que 61 tiene
que recorrer millares de kil6metros
para llegar a su trabajo en Hako-
date, Jap6n.
Aunque, obviamente, sus viajes
no son ni diaries, ni siquiera sema-
nales, a partir de esta semana ten-
drA que ir y regresar aproximada-
mente cada 2 meses hasta julio,
cuando vence el plazo para termi-
nar la nueva draga de pala de la
organizaci6n del Canal, cuya cons-
trucci6n est6 a cargo de la Hako-
date Dock Co., Ltd.
En vista de su responsabilidad
de inspeccionar los trabajos y de
oriental la construcci6n de la draga,
cuyo costo asciende a $5.5 millo-
nes, Halverson tiene proyectado
pasar periods de aproximadamen-
te 6 semanas en Jap6n y de 2 se-
manas en el Istmo, hasta tanto
la draga sea entregada aqui en
agosto, para ser sometida a 3 6 4
semanas de pruebas antes de que
la organizaci6n del Canal la acepte
Halverson ya viaj6 una vez a
Hakodate, una ciudad de unos
350,000 habitantes que se encuen-
tra en la costa sur de la isla de
Hokkaido. Por estar alejada del
turismo de rutina, Hakodate tiene
muy pocos habitantes de habla in-
glesa, aunque la firma encargada
de construir la draga si cuenta con
algunos ejecutivos bilingiies. Hal-
verson nunca habia estado en Jap6n
anteriormente, y se esti esforzando
por obtener un conocimiento prac.
tico de la lengua japonesa.
En su primer viaje a Jap6n tuvo
la responsabilidad de viajar a di-

CapitAn Francis D. Halverson

versas ciudades para presenciar las
pruebas de fAbrica de component.
construidos por otras compaiiias.
Pero como ahora la mayoria de su
tiempo tendra que dedicarlo a pro-
blemas de indole t6cnica y admi-
nistrativa, esta responsabilidad le ha
sido delegada a una firma local.
Halverson esti muy bien' prepa-
rado para esta misi6n ya que es
Licenciado en Arquitectura de la
Universidad del Estado de Idaho
y Posgraduado en Ingenieria Civil
de la Universidad del Estado de
Oregon. Se integr6 a la organizaci6n
del Canal en Abril de 1975 junto
con otros tres capitanes que fueron
asignados a la empresa conio parte
de un program del Cuerpo de In-
genieros para la utilizaci6n de ofi-
ciales posgraduados.
Mientras Halverson est6 traba-
jando en Jap6n se encargara de re-
solver los problems personalmente,
a menos que estos requieran ayuda
externa o exijan soluci6n urgente
antes de su regreso a la Zona del
Canal, en cuyo caso se comunicara
por teletipo o por tel6fono con la
oficina principal en el Istmo. Mien-
tras este trabajando en la Zona
del Canal, harA consultas con el
Director de Ingenieria y Construc-
ci6n, el Jefe de la Divisi6n de Dra-
gas, el Jefe de la Divisi6n de Alma-
cenes y el Director de Abastos
y Servicios Comunales. Este ultimo
(Contin6a en la pdgina 4)

Estan a la Venta

Placas de la Zona
El lunes se pusieron a la venta
las places para vehiculos matricula-
dos en la Zona del Canal, en las
secciones de Licencias de Anc6n
y Margarita.
Los formularios de matricula para
las places de 1977 pueden enviarse
a Box L, Balboa Heights, C.Z. Los
propietarios de vehiculos que lo
deseen, pueden ir a la Secci6n de
Licencias ubicada en el Edificio
de Asuntos Civiles, o a la Oficina
de Licencias de Margartia en el
Centro de Servicios Comunales de
Margarita, para obtener sus places.
Las horas de oficina son de 7:30
a.m. a 11:45 a.m. y de 12:45 p.m.
a 4 p.m.
Las places para todos los civiles,
incluyendo aquellos empleados por
las Fuerzas Armadas residents en
la Zona del Canal, cuestan $15
para vehiculos particulares, $6 para
motocicletas; $4 para remolques y
$25 para vehiculos comerciales.
Podrin usarse las places de 1976
hasta el 28 de febrero de 1977.

El Gobernador H. R. Parfitt
atribuy6 el que pudiera evitarse
una seria confrontaci6n, a la ac-
titud comedida de los residen-
tes de la Zona del Canal y al
personal de turno de la Policia
de la Zona. El Gobernador ha
solicitado que se eleve una pro-
testa formal al Gobierno de

Regresaron a los EE. UU. Necesitan Apoyo

2 Generadores Flotantes De Residentes
Para el Censo




Enero 14, 1977

Viernes 14 de Enero de 1977

Domingo-End of the Game (SIT) (PG)
Lunes-Skyriders (SIT) (PG)
MiBrcoles-Death Rides a Horse
y The Group (PG)

(Aire Acondicionado)
Domingo y lunes-Diamond Mercenaries (R)
Martes-The Zebra Killer
y The Hooked Generation (SIT) (R)
Mi6rcoles-Lucky Lady (SIT) (PG)

Carnal 2
11:30-Salty y la FocaO
12:00-La Familia Munster
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Tremenda Corte*
1:30-Cine vespertino
3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
3:30-Plaza Sesamo*
4:00-Programa Infantil
5:00-Tiorra de Gigantes
6:00-La Tremenda Corte*
6:30-Tevedds Informa
7:30-La Familia Ingalls*
8:30-Cine de Acci6n
y Misterio*
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:15-Ultima Tanda
11:00-De Mujer a Mujer
11:30-Cocina Oster*
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Flithol en TV-2 y
Polla Hipica
y Deportiva
5:00--Cine Sabatine
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Los Protectores*
8:00-Historia Policial*
9:00-Archive Confidencial*
10:00-Cine de Ore
10:15-Todo per la Patria
12:00-Suerte y Alegria
12:30-Boxeo de Ayer y Hoy
2:00-Club PTL
3:00-Mundo Ind6mito

OanaEl 4
10:55-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar*
11:45-Dos Locos Disp~nibles
12:15-Candilejas *
1:00-Informativo del Mediodia
1:30-Mi Dulce Enamorada
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes *
3:00-Cartas sin Destine �
3:30-Mis Tres Hijos
4:00-El Valle de
los Perdidos*
4:30-Los Secretos de Isis*
5:00-Las Aventuras en
el Quinto Continente
5:30-La Isla de Guilligans
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Pentagrama 0
8:00-El Milagro de Vivir "
9:00-La Zulianita
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutes
10:15-Viernes Deportivo
10:00-Camino de la Verdad
10:30--Festival de Cartones
11:15-Palomitas de Mafz*
11:45-Reino Animal en Crisis*
12:15-Hogar Dulce Hogaro
l:30-Sibados con Martinez
Blanco �
4:00-Daktari *
5:00-La Ley del Rev61ver *
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Emergencia *
9:00-Centro Medicoe
10:00-Cine Monumental

9:00-Himno Nacional
9:15-La Santa Misa *
10:00-Ciencia para
los IJvenes
10:30-Todo per la Patria *
12:00--Silves Quiea Pueda

Jueves-Next Stop Greenwich Village (R)
GUIA DE PELICULAS: (G) Audiencia general.
Se permitirO la entrada de personas de
todas las edades. (PG) Se sugiere la gula
de los padres, pues parte de la pelicula
no sera apta para niios. (R) Restringida.
Los j6venes de menos de 17 aios no serin
admitidos, a no ser que Ileguen acompa-
iados de uno de los padres o por su
guardian legal. (X) No se admitira meno-
res de 17 anos. (SIT) Pelicula con titulos en
espaiol. (BW) Pelicula en blanco y negro.

*A colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.

4:30-Cine de accidn
7:00-Ellery Queen*
8:00-El Hombre Nuclear*
9:00-Matt Helm*
11:30-Mi Oso y Yo
12:00-La Familia Munster
12:30--Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Tremenda Corte*
1:30-Cine vespertino
3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
3:30-Plaza S6samo*
4:00-Maguila Gorila
4:30-Tom y Jerry*
5:00-Viaje al Fondo
del Mar
6:00-La Tremenda Corte*
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Escuadr6n Policiaco"
8:30-Cine favorite*
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:15-Ultima Tanda
11:30-King Kong0
12:00-La Familia Munster
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Tremenda Corte*
1:30-Cine vespertino
3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
3:30-Plaza Sesamo*
4:30-Milton el Monstruo*
5:00-El Tfnel del Tiempo
6:00-La Tremenda Corte*
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Lucas Tanner*

10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:15-Ultima Tanda
11:30-Skippy el Canguro
12:00-Loteria y Alegria
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Tremenda Corte*
1:30-Cine vespertine
3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
3:30-Plaza Sesamo0
4:00-Los 4 Fantasticos*
4:30-Diablos del Volante
6:00-La Tremenda Corte*
6:30-Teved6s Informa
8:30-Trilogia Policlaca"
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:15--Ultima Tanda
12:00-La Familia Munster
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Tremenda Corte*
1:30-Cine vespertino
3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
3:30-Plaza Sesamoo
del Espacio
5:00-Los Invasores
6:00-La Tremenda Corte*
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-El Ascenso del Hombreo
8:30-Lo Mejor del Boxeo
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:15-Ultima Tanda

OA colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.

1:30-Domingo Deportivo 0
5:30-Super Tanda
7:00-Cannon *
8:00-Kojak *
9:00-Hawai 5-0 *
10:00-Gran Cine
10:45-Clases de Francis
11:00-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar 0
11:45-Dos Locos Disponibles
12:15-Variedades del Lunes 0
1:00-Informativo del Mediodia
1:30-Mi Dulce Enamorada
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes "
3:00-Cartas sin Destine 0
3:30-Mis Tres Hijos
4:00-El Valle de
los Perdidos0
4:30-Los Secretes de Isis*
5:00-Las Aventuras en
el Quinto Continente
5:30-La Isla de Guilligans
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Chespirito *
8:00-El Milagro de Vivir *
9:00--La Zulianita
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutes
10:50-Programa Educative
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar 0
11:45-Dos Locos Disponibles
1:00-Informative del Mediodia
1:30-Mi Dulce Enamorada
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes *
3:00-Cartas sin Destine *
3:30-Mis Tres Hijos
4:00-El Valle de
los Perdidos*
4:30-Los Secretes de Isis*
5:00-Las Aventuras en
el Quinto Continente
5:30-La Isla de Guilligans
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Dick Turpin
8:00-El Milagro de Vivir *

9:00-La Zulianita
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutes
10:15-Cine Colosal
10:55-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar *
12:00-Sorteo de los Mi6rcoles
1:00-lnfigmativo del Mediodia
1:30-Mi Dulce Enamorada
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes *
3:00-Cartas sin Destino *
3:30-Mis Tres Hijos
4:00-El Valle de
los Perdidos"
4:30-Los Secretes de Isis*
5:00-Las Aventuras en
el Quinto Continente
5:30-La Isla de Guilligans
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-La Maravillosa Familia
8:00-El Milagro de Vivir �
9:00-La Zulianita
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutes
10:15-Cine Colosal
10:45-Programa Educative
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar *
11:45-Dos Locos Disponibles
12:15-La Criada Bien Criada "
1:00-Informative del Mediodia
1:30-Mi Dulce Enamorada
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes "
3:00-Cartas sin Destine *
3:30-Mis Tres Hijos
4:00-El Valle de
los Perdidos*
4:30-Los Secretes de Isis*
5:00-Las Aventuras en
el Quinto Continente
5:30-La Isla de Guilligans
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Misica y Estrellas
8:00-El Milagro de Vivir *
9:00-La Zulianita
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal



en la


El "hombre del tiempo" del
Canal de Panama, Michael S. Hart,
defiende a sus colegas en el mundo
entero. Afirma Hart que la gente
tiende a recorder los errors, por
cierto infrecuentes, que se come-
ten al pronosticar el tiempo, pero
olvidan pronto las muchas veces
que las predicciones son acertadas.
En su opinion, el porcentaje de
pron6sticos meteorol6gicos correc-
tos sobrepasa el 80 por ciento.
Mike naci6, se cri6 y educ6 en
Oreg6n. Hizo sus studios prima-
rios en Pendleton, secundarios en
Bend y universitarios en Eugene.
Se coste6 sus studios en la uni-
versidad de Oregon trabajando
como instructor de esqui. Despu6s
de graduarse, Mike obtuvo la ofi-
cialidad en la Fuerza ABrea de los
Estados Unidos con el rango de
subteniente. Tan pronto se supo
que era licenciado en Ciencias Ge-
nerales, fue asignado a la Universi-
dad de Oklahoma para que obtu-
viera un posgrado en meteorologia.
Alli estudi6 sobre temperatures,
humedad relative, presi6n barom6-
trica y, mas important, alli cono-
ci6 a su condiscipula, PAmela Pits,
a quien posteriormente hizo su
esposa, en TeherAn, IrAn. Por ab-

Mujeres Cristianas

Organizan Cena

Para el 18 de Enero
Steve Musto, baritone solista y
primer cantante de la Asociaci6n
Evangelista Billy Graham, se pre-
sentarA en la cena del Club de
Mujeres Cristianas del sector AtlAn-
tico a las 6:15 el 18 de enero en el
Club Elks de Margarita. Durante
la velada musical se harA la pre-
sentaci6n de BArbara Musto, esposa
del artist.
Aclamado por los critics como
uno de los tres mejores baritonos
en Ambrica, Musto ha estudiado
con dos de los mAs sobresalientes
maestros de los Estados Unidos,
Dr. Martial Singher en el Institute
de M6sica Curtis en Philadelphia
y Dr. Frank Cappelli. Musto ha
grabado seis discos de larga dura-
ci6n y el de "Singing for You"
("Cantando para Usted") recibi6
el Premio Cuatro Estrellas de la
Revista "Billboard".
Se invita a hombres y mujeres
a la cena y las reservaciones podran
hacerse al comprar los boletos, que
cuestan $4.50 por persona y pueden
obtenerse llamando a Fran Foss,
Fuerte Davis 3540 o Beth Bassett,
Crist6bal 2375 a mbs tardar el
13 de enero.

surdo que parezca, Mike habia sido
trasladado a Turquia por la Fuerza
Area y PAmela estaba visitando
a sus padres quienes estaban em-
pleados por una compafiia petro-
lera en TeherAn.
Del Medio Oriente, Mike fue
trasladado a Houston, Texas, en
calidad de Comandante del Des-
tacamento Meteorol6gico en la Base
Area Willington. Alli trabaj6 con
frecuencia en apoyo de proyectos
de la NASA proporcionando datos
meteorol6gicos para la aviaci6n y
pron6sticos de vientos a bajos nive-
les para astronauts asignados a
volar en m6dulos lunares de prueba.
Al separarse del servicio active
Mike trabaj6 con una firma con-
sultora llamada Servicio Meteoro-
16gico Universal.
Comenz6 a trabajar con esta
firma en la oficina de Houston ha-
ciendo pron6sticos sobre las condi-
ciones maritimas en el Golfo de
Mexico para las compafiias petro-
leras. Luego, al ser trasladado a la
oficina de Los Angeles de la misma
compafiia, Mike experiment un
cambio radical en su clientele, ya
que entire ella figuraban nada me-

Cambia Horario de Ventas
A partir del 19 de enero el pues-
to de ventas de Rainbow City cam-
biara las horas de operaci6n de los
mi6rcoles. El nuevo horario para
esos dias sera de 1 a 8 p.m. El
horario de los demis dias permane-
cerA igual que antes de 9:30 a.m.
a 5:30 p.m.
El cambio de los miercoles se
efectu6 a solicitud de los Consejos
Civicos del sector AtlAntico.

nos que Elizabeth Taylor y Richard
Burton, Frank Sinatra, Red Skel-
ton, las Empresas Disney y otras
personalidades y ejecutivos de la
aviaci6n particular quienes obte-
nian los pron6sticos del tiempo del
Servicio Universal.
En 1971, y gracias a una publi-
caci6n en la revista de la Sociedad
Meteorol6gica Americana, Mike
vino a ocupar su actual puesto como
Meteor6logo Supervisor del Ramo
de Meteorologia e Hidrologia en la
Direcci6n de Ingenieria y Cons-
trucci6n tocando aqui con una fase
completamente distinta de la me-
teorologia. Aqui Mike se dedica
principalmente a la administraci6n
de los lagos y sus pron6sticos son
much mAs series que aquello de
augurar "dias cAlidos y asoleados"
durante meses de verano en los
Estados Unidos o "advertencias so-
bre rigurosas tormentas" en el in-
vierno. El trabajo mas important
de Mike es pronosticar lluvias seve-
ras que pudieran causar inundacio-
nes en el Canal.
Mike y Pamela, maestra de estu-
dios sociales en el primer ciclo de
la Escuela de Curund6, viven en
Curund6. Sus multiples actividades
e intereses los mantienen muy ocu-
pados, principalmente con su avi6n
monomotor "Bonanza" en el cual
Mike es el piloto y PAmela la nave-
gante en sus viajes por todo Pana-
mA, Centro y Sur America, las Islas
del Caribe y los Estados Unidos.
Ademas, son aficionados a la nata-
cin, el esqui acuatico y el buceo.
Mike es miembro professional de
la Sociedad Meteorol6gica Ameri-
cana y de la fraternidad social Pi
Kappa Alpha.

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Gobernador de la Zona del Canal Vicegobernador Director de Informaci6n
El SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA es una publicaci6n official del Canal
de PanamA editada en Balboa Heights, Z. del C. Se autoriza la repro-
ducci6n ya fuere verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6nica o noticia aqui
aparecida, sin necesidad de solicitud expresa. El material que se desee
publicar en el SPILLWAY deberA estar en la Oficina de Prensa del Canal
de PanamA a mis tardar el viernes a las 4 p.m. de la semana anterior.
Solamente el material urgente puede ser recibido y procesado para ser
usado la misma semana a mas tardar el lunes al mediodia. Distribuci6n
gratis a todos los empleados del Canal de PanamA. Valor de la subs-
cripci6n para otros, $6 al ano. Por correo a6reo $19. Para estudiantes,
$4, correo regular solamente. Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos a
The Panama Canal Company y dirigidos a: Jefe de Servicios Administra-
tivos, Subscripciones del SPILLWAY, Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

Pagina 2

Michael S. Hart

Enero 14, 1977


Especialista de Coco Solo Servicios en Memoria
De Martin Luther King

Ingresa en Junta Medica El 15 de Enero

El Dr. Leonard E. Beckford, Jr.,
ha terminado satisfactoriamente los
exAmenes orales y escritos y ahora
es miembro de la Junta Americana
de Obstetricia y Ginecologia.
El Dr. Beckford, que es faculta-
tivo en el Hospital Coco Solo, se
gradu6 en la Universidad Del Valle
en Cali, Colombia, en junio de 1968
con el titulo de Doctor en Medi-
cina y Cirugia.
Sirvi6 1 afio de internado en el
Hospital General del Seguro Social
de la ciudad de PanamA y termin6
su residencia en obstetricia y gine-
cologia en el Hospital Gorgas, on
marzo de 1974.
El Dr. Beckford es Asociado de
la Junta Americana de Obstetras
y Ginec6logos y miembro de la
Sociedad Panamefia de Obstetras
y Ginec6logos.
Present un trabajo sobre "Expe-
riencias con la Laroscopia en el
Hospital Gorgas" en un Congreso
de Ginec6logos y Obstetras que se
celebr6 en PanamA en 1974 y asis-
ti6 al Congreso Mundial de Obste-
tras y Ginec6logos en M6xico en
octubre de 1976.
El Dr. Beckford vive en Marga-
rita con su esposa, Mariela, que es

Dictardn Charlas Sobre
La Ciudad de Sarasota
La Paver Development Corp. en-
viarA a Jim Morrow este mes a ofre-
cer charlas en ambos sectors del
Istmo sobre la vida en Sarasota,
Florida, y lo que esta ciudad ofre-
ce a sus residents.
Las charlas serAn a las 7:30 el
25 de enero en el Club Elks en
Balboa y a la misma hora el 26
en el Club Elks de Brazos Heights.
El plblico esta cordialmente invi-

Habra Eliminatorias

De Natacion Enero 29
En las piscinas de Balboa y Mar-
garita se celebrarAn competencias
eliminatorias a las 9 a.m. el 29 de
enero con el fin de escoger a los
representantes que participarAn en
el ClAsico Presidencial Washington-
Todos los participants deben ser
estudiantes matriculados en una es-
cuela en la Zona del Canal, deben
estar registrados en una piscina
reglamentaria en la Zona del Canal
en el Area que les corresponda y
deben poder establecer o mejorar
las marcas limits de tiempo en los
events en los cuales deseen par-
Las competencias seran patrocina-
das por la Divisi6n de Escuelas de
la Zona del Canal e incluirAn even-
tos para las edades de 8 afios o me-
nos hasta los 15 a 18 afios. Los na-
dadores pueden inscribirse en tres
events del grupo correspondiente
a su edad. HabrA cintas de premio
para los cuatro primeros puestos
y los finalists podrin participar en
el ClAsico Presidencial Washington-
Lincoln sefialado para el 12 de
febrero a las 9 a.m. en la Piscina
de Coco Solo.

Hoy se Reune Cooperativa
La junta directive de la Coopera-
tiva Federal de Gamboa No. 5858
celebrara su reuni6n annual hoy a las
4:30 p.m. en el Centro Civico de
Santa Cruz "Club 77 Sunset Strip",
Edificio N9 80.
Se invita a todos los miembros
a esta reunion en la cual se pre-
sentarA un informed de progress de
las operaciones.

enfermera licenciada en
y sus dos hijos: Mirna de
y Leonard de 5 afios.


Dr. Leonard E. Beckfor

Consejo Civico de Ga
Elige Nuevos Dignatc
Los residents de Gamt
elegido a Bud Green corn
dente del Consejo Civico d
Los demrs dignatarios sc
R. Smith, vicepresidente; Ly
man, tesorera; y Janet Dul

Dan Contribuci6n de $2
Al Fondo Unido de la
Gracias a una donaci6r
bida en efectivo la sema
sada, el Fondo Unido de 1:
aument6 sus haberes en
y desea expresar su ag
miento a los generosos do
que recogieron y entrega

Inventario de Almacenes
Las secciones B e I de Balboa
y la Secci6n X en Crist6bal estarAn
cerradas por inventario todo el dia
lunes 17 de enero y nuevamente
para un recuento el martes 19 de



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Stacey Follett practice una maniobra de equitaci6n con su caballo "Adiz"
en el Club de Equitaci6n Randolph, donde la Asociaci6n de Jinetes
de la Zona del Canal celebrara mafiana la primera competencia de la
temporada del 77. Tambi6n se han programado exhibiciones para el 29
y 30 de enero en el Club de Equitaci6n de Howard, 12 de febrero en el
Club de Jinetes de Gat6n, 26 y 27 de febrero en el Club de Equitaci6n
de Albrook, 12 y 13 de marzo en el Club de Equitaci6n de Mindi Acres
y 25, 26 y 27 de marzo en el Club de Equitaci6n de Clayton. Se invita
a todos los jinetes del Istmo a que asistan y participen en estas compe-
tencias. La lista de los premios serA enviada por correo a los clubes
miembros y ademAs podrA adquirirse en los clubes de equitaci6n respec-
tivos. Se ha proyectado una exhibici6n de campeones para el mes de abril,
pero la fecha exacta se anunciara posteriormente. La ceremonia de
apertura sera mafiana a las 8:30 iniciAndose la competencia a las 9 a.m.

Con motivo de celebrarse el ani-
PanamA versario del nacimiento del Reve-
6 afios rendo Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
lider de los derechos civiles, el 15
de enero, se ofrecerA en su memorial
servicios a las 11 a.m. en las capi-
"- lHas de Fuerte Clayton, Base A6rea
de Howard y Fuerte Gulick. Los
respectivos oradores de fondo se-
rAn el Reverendisimo Obispo Le-
muel B. Shirley de la Di6cesis Mi-
sionera de PanamA y la Zona del
Canal, en Fuerte Clayton; Simon
T. Scott, Jr., Coronel Capellan de la
Jefatura del Comando ABreo TAc-
tico, en la Base A6rea Howard y el
Reverendo Floyd J. Naters de la
. Iglesia de Cristo Junto al Mar en
Fuerte Gulick.
AdemAs, en el teatro de Fuerte
Davis se exhibirA la pelicula a colo-
res de 3 horas de duraci6n intitu-
lada "De Montgomery a Memphis".
Se invita cordialmente al piblico
a asistir a estas honras.

La Cruz Roja Celebra
A, Jr.
,Jr. Reunion Anual el 18
mioa En Sede de la Zona
boa han La Reuni6n Anual de la Cruz
0o presi- Roja Americana Capitulo de la
ie Gam- Zona del Canal tendra lugar el
martes 18 de enero a las 9 a.m.
on: Don en la Sede del Capitulo ubicada
ynn Fur- en el Edificio 0610-B, Carretera
'ree, se- Caillard, adyacente al Edificio de
Asuntos Civiles.
Se hara un repaso de las activi-
dades del capitulo tal como lo esti-
252 pula el Informe Anual, y se discu-
Zona tirAn asuntos de interns general.
n reci- Inmediatamente despu6s de la
na pa- reunion general, habra una reuni6n
a Zona de la Junta Directiva para escoger
$252 a los directives del afio entrante.
radeci- Se agradecerA la asistencia de
mnantes todos los miembros del Personal
iron la de Oficina, Junta Directiva y volun-
tarios del capitulo.

(Seglin total de Servicio Civil)
50 Anios
Edward V. Robinson
Trabajador en Construcci6n
de Buques

40 Ahfos
Alexander H. Boxswill
Guardia (Correccional)
Thomas Morrell
Guardia (Correccional)
Gordon M. Frick
Director de Personal

Dictaran Curso a Nivel
Posgraduado en ia Zona
Estd abierta la matricula para el
curso en Principios de Desarrollo
de Planes de Estudio a nivel pos-
graduado de la Universidad de Ala-
bama y la Divisi6n de Escuelas,
que comenzard el 31 de enero.
El costo del curso serA de $35
por hora acad6mica de credito o sea
$105 por el curso de 3 horas aca-
d6micas de cr6dito. Los participan-
tes en este curso tendrin que com-
prar los textos de studio.
Los instructors serAn los Doc-
tores Sam Leles y Robert Anderson,
profesores de la Universidad de
Para mayor informaci6n puede
llamarse a James Pfau de la Divi-
si6n de Escuelas de la Zona del
Canal al 52-3693.


Lista de Vacantes y Traslados Para Empleados
Todo solicitante capacitado recibir6 consideraci6n para trabajo sin distinci6n de raza,
religion, color, nacionalidad, sexo, edad, partidarismo y afiliaci6n political u otro factor no
meritorio. Personas calificadas que tengan impediments fisicos pueden Ilamar o visitar al
Coordinador del Programa para la Colocaci6n de Personas Impedidas a fin de ser asesoradas
con respect a las vacantes que aparecen a continuaci6n. La oficina del Coordinador esti
situada en el Edificio 363, Anc6n, Zona del Canal, telifono 52-7570. DeberB someterse una
solicited por separado para cada uno de los empleos que aparecen en la lista. Los sala-
ries indicados serin aumentados a los ciudadanos de los EE. UU. por medio del diferencial
apropiado ademas del factor de impuesto cuando deba aplicarse. El simbolo 1 indica que es
necesario un examen escrito. El simbolo � indica que es una posici6n de seguridad done
puede emplearse solamente a ciudadanos estadounidenses.


Direcci6n Va-
o Si- can-
Salario Base Divisi6n tio te*

Ayudante del Oficinista Supervisor
(Estenografia) NM-5/61 _--------- _ $6,697.60/$10,088.00
Contador(a)/Auditor NM-7/11 ----- $11,211.20/$16,432.00
Enfermera/Enfermera Clinica NM-5/7
(Trabajo de turno)----------- $6,697.60/$11,211.20
Funcionario Administrative NM-7/9
(Experiencia en personal)-____ $11,211.20/$13,707.20
Marcador(a) de Carga NM-1 --- ------- $4,784.00
Oficinista Estendgrafo(a) NM-51 -------- $6,697.20
Oficinista, Seguridad Interna (Estenografia) NM-51 .. $6,697.60
Primer Maquinista-Draga de Cucharin FE-16
(Se require licencia) .______----- -- ----- $10.25

Lubricader (Planta Flotante) MG-8 (Que no exceda 1 afo)
(Se require saber nadar).-- --- --

Abastos P 1
VP Finanzas P 1
Salubridad A-P 1-1
Mantenimiento P 1
Terminales A 2
Policia A 1
Seguridad I. P 1


P 1

$3.43 Dragado P 1

La solicited debe ser sometida en el Formulario 443, SOLICITUD PARA TRASLADO, a mis
tardar site (7) dias calendarios despues de la fecha de esta publicaci6n. Los requisites pueden
ser revisados en el Ramo de Empleos y Colocaciones, Edificio 366, Anc6n, o Edificio 1105, Cris-
t6bal. Puede obtenerse mayor informaci6n en el Ramo de Colocaciones, tellfonos 52-3583,
52-7867 6 43-1288.

Pagina 3

MEDICO (Pacifico) --.-52-2300
MEDICO (Atlintico) --43-1211
NENAMIENTOS .--_52-7500

Gracias a una sugerencia de Elizabeth I. Quintero, el color de los llaveros
y medallones que se otorgan a los donantes de sangre levaran inscrita
la cantidad de sangre donada a los bancos de sangre del Gorgas y Coco
Solo. Hasta la reciente adopci6n de esta sugerencia, todos los miembros
del "Club del Gal6n" recibian Ilaveros plateados con medallones inscri-
tos. Ahora los donantes que han contribuido con mis de 1 gal6n de
sangre, recibirAn medallones bronceados. La primera entrega de los nuevos
premios se hara en la ceremonia annual del "Club del Gal6n" en el
Hospital Gorgas el 28 de enero. La Srta. Quintero, funcionaria adminis-
trativa de Palo Seco, recibi6 un certificado de Premio por Incentivo
y un premio en efectivo por haberse adoptado su acertada sugerencia.

Enero 14, 1977


causa de provocaci6n, la Policia
de la Zona del Canal mantuvo un
element reducido a lo largo de la
avenida limitrofe. Es dentro del
marco de estos antecedentes que
ocurrieron los siguientes hechos el
9 de enero.
Temprano en la mafiana del 9 de
enero, la radiodifusora official del
gobierno panamefio comenz6 a
transmitir recuentos de los aconte-
cimientos que condujeron y pro-
dujeron los disturbios de enero de
1964. MAs tarde, ese dia, la tele-
visi6n comenz6 y continue con este
tema, atacando a las autoridades
y residents de la Zona del Canal
y televisando escenas de los dis-
turbios de 1964.
El program official se inici6
aproximadamente a las 8 a.m. con
la ceremonia religiosa en la Iglesia
de Don Bosco en la barriada de
Calidonia de la ciudad de Panam6.
De alli, la mayoria de los asistentes
parti6 hacia el Cementerio Amador
donde se Ilevaron a cabo ceremo-
nias conmemorativas oficiales. De la
Iglesia de Don Bosco, un grupo
de aproximadamente 125 personas
se desvi6 y entr6 a la Zona del
Canal por la Carretera Shaler a las
9:20 a.m., cruzando la Avenida
Kennedy y subiendo la loma a lo
largo del Area de estacionamiento
de la antigua Casa de HuBspedes
Tivoli. Este grupo, que iba escol-
tado por personal de la Guardia
National de PanamA estaba encabe
zado por Roberto G6mez, Secreta-
rio General de la Federaci6n de
Estudiantes de PanamA (FEP) y en
el grupo se contaban fot6grafos de
prensa y camar6grafos de televi-
si6n asi como varies individuos ves-
tidos de civil que fueron identifica-
dos como miembros de la Guardia
Este grupo coloc6 banderas pa-
namefias en el terreno y en la cerca
del lote de estacionamiento, y tam-
bi6n algunas ofrendas florales e hizo
una breve manifestaci6n durante la
cual se entonaron consignas anti-
americanas. En un esfuerzo por evi-
tar una confrontaci6n entire auto-
ridades de la Policia de la Zona
del Canal y los estudiantes, se soli-
cit6 la ayuda de la Guardia Nacio-
nal para desviar a los estudiantes
hacia PanamA. Al terminar la ma-
nifestaci6n, el grupo baj6 por la
Avenida Roosevelt con direcci6n al
Area residential de Anc6n y nueva-
mente autoridades de la Policia de
la Zonadel Canal instaron repetida-
mente para que la Guardia Nacio-
nal los desviara, informAndosele a
la Guardia Nacional que bajo nin-
guna circunstancia se les permitiria
a los manifestantes entrar en el
Area residential. Un official de la
Guardia Nacional que acompaiiaba
al grupo hizo un desganado intent
por desviarlo hacia la Avenida Ken-
nedy, pero G6mez le dijo que
"ellos" estaban en territorio pana-
mefio y con esto se hizo caso omiso
a las instrucciones del official de la
Guardia Nacional. Nuevamente la
Policia de la Zona del Canal le
inform, enfAticamente al official de
la Guahdia Nacional que a los ma-
nifestantes no se les permitiria se-
guir ii.ternandose en la Zona del
Canal, y despu6s de alguna discu-
si6n, ,. grupo continue a lo largo
de la calle Mamei Place hasta la
Carretera Gorgas para regresar a la
ciudad de PanamA por la Calle J.
Al official de la Guardia Nacional

(Viene de
es quien estA oficialmente encarga-
do de concertar el contrato de
compra de la draga.
Las dimensions de esta nueva
draga son de 164 pies por 71 pies
y esti provista de una pala con
capacidad de 15 yards c6bicas
y una fuerza de tracci6n de 250,000
libras. AdemAs, puede excavar a

se le inform en terminos bien
claros que bajo ninguna circunstan-
cia se permitiria al grupo desviarse
de esta ruta y se le inform que
habia una patrulla de policies apos-
tada en los alrededores de la Igle-
sia de San Lucas para impedir cual-
quier intent de desvio hacia la
Carretera Gorgas. A media que el
grupo prosigui6, hizo una pausa
frente a la Escuela Primaria de
Anc6n para colocar mis banderas
panamenas y quemar una bandera
norteamericana. Una bandera pa-
nameia fue colocada en un poste
del tendido elctrico en la inter-
secci6n de la Carretera Gorgas y la
Avenida Cuatro de Julio. El grupo
regres6 a PanamA por la Calle J
y continue bajando hacia la Ave-
nida Central a las 9:53 a.m.
Aproximadamente a las 10:05
a.m. un grupo de unas 19 perso-
nas representando una organizaci6n
political de ArraijAn, fue observada
caminando por la via de acceso
oesto del Puente Thatcher Ferry
portando una gran bandera pana-
mefia y tres grandes pancartas de-
nunciando el imperialismo yankee.
El grupo pas6 por el puente colo-
cando pequefias banderas paname-
iias a lo largo de la cerca de alam-
bre cicl6n en el tramo central del
puente y continue hacia la via de
acceso este del mismo, entrando
a la ciudad de PanamA en el limited
por la Avenida A.
Aproximadamente a las 11 a.m.,
tres autobuses con estudiantes de
La Chorrera que se dirigian hacia
la ciudad de Panami giraron hacia
la Carretera Bruja y prosiguieron
en direcci6n al poblado de Cocoli.
Uno de los autobuses se detuvo en
las cercanias del antiguo Centro de
Servicios de Cocoli y los demis
continuaron hacia el Cerro del Con-
tratista. Fueron colocadas bande-
ras en el terreno a lo largo de la
carretera en Cocoli y en el mencio-
nado Cerro. En Cocoli fue que-
mada una replica de papel de una
bandera de los Estados Unidos. En
todo moment, mientras estuvieron
en la Zona del Canal los buses es-
tuvieron escoltados por unidades
motorizadas de la Guardia Na-
Con el fin de evitar mayor pro
vocaci6n y una possible confron-
taci6n, no se hizo nada por quitar
las banderas panamefias que habian
sido colocadas en los diversos lu-
gares en la Zona del Canal hasta
despu6s del anochecer. Para las
12:45 todas las banderas habian
sido quitadas.
Para las 12 del dia, todas las acti-
vidades en PanamA habian finali-
zado y no se registraron mAs inci-
dentes durante el dia.
El nico incident de interest
que ocurri6 en el sector AtlAntico
fue como a las 9:15 a.m. cuando
un grupo de aproximadamente 50
personas, seguido por dos vehiculos
de la Guardia Nacional, entr6 en
la Zona del Canal por la Calle 11,
prosiguiendo una corta distancia
hacia las cercanias de la antigua
Estaci6n de Bomberos de Crist6bal.
El grupo escuch6 unos cuantos dis-
cursos breves, enton6 el himno na-
cional, vocifer6 los usuales insultos
antiyankistas y regres6 a Col6n a las
9:30 a.m. El comandante de la zona
military de la Guardia Nacional tam-
bi6n estuvo present y mantuvo al
grupo vigilado.

del Canal
a pdgina 1)
una profundidad de 60 pies bajo
la superficie del agua y sus nume-
rosas ventajas la caracterizan como
una de las dragas de mayor capaci-
dad productive del mundo. Esta
draga es impulsada por diesel y
electricidad y reemplazarA a la
draga Cascades, que se encuentra
en servicio desde hace 61 afios.

Un Resumen de los
(Viene de la pdgina 1)

Tendra Seminario
La Asociaci6n Nacional para la
Educaci6n de Nifios Pequefios ten-
dra un seminario el 22 de enero
de 8:30 a 11:30 a.m. en el Audito-
rium de la Universidad de la Zona
del Canal. Los temas que se trata-
rAn serAn la narraci6n y lectura de
cuentos para nifios; mfsica, ritmo
y baile; artes creativas y trabajos
manuales; orientaci6n y desarrollo
de la salud y del cuerpo.
El seminario serA gratis para los
miembros actuales de la Asociaci6n
(NAEYC); $8.50 para los que de-
seen ingresar a la Asociaci6n y
$4 para los demAs participants
en el seminario.
Para inscripciones o informaci6n
adicional se puede llamar a Beverly
Meade al 86-6218; Reba Robinson
al 52-6771 o Tonia Laster al

Contralores Militares De Transito Cambia

El capitulo de la Zona del Canal
de la Sociedad Americana de Con-
tralores Militares celebrara su
reunion almuerzo a las 11:30 a.m.
el 20 de enero en el Club de Ofi-
ciales de Fuerte Amador.
Se ha invitado como orador de
fondo para esta ocasi6n al Dr. Nico-
lAs Ardito Barletta, Ministro de Pla-
nificaci6n y Politica Econ6mica de
la Republica de PanamA, quien ha-
blarA sobre "La Administraci6n de
la Renta P6blica en la Rep6blica
de PanamA".
Se invita al personal de Contra-
loria del Departamento de Defensa
y a otras personas interesadas.
Para reservaciones o detalles
se puede llamar a la Sra. Elsie
Woodruff, al 85-5110 o al 85-5251
a mAs tardar el 18 de enero.

Durante una despedida que tuvo lugar en la piscina en que se celebraba
la S6ptima Competencia Anual de Nataci6n de la Zona del Canal, Roberto
C. Wick y H6ctor SAnchez recibieron certificados de m6rito por los
muchos aiios de servicio que fielmente han dedicado a los nadadores
de la Zona del Canal. AdemAs, Wick recibi6 una placa en reconocimiento
de sus 14 afios de instrucci6n y adiestramiento en seguridad dentro del
agua y como Arbitro official de competencias de nataci6n. Stewart J. Brown,
al centro, Supervisor del Programa AcuAtico de la Divisi6n de Escuelas
hizo la entrega de los premios a estos caballeros quienes pronto se tras-
ladarin a nuevos empleos. SAnchez, a la izquierda sale de la Divisi6n
de Escuelas para ocupar una posici6n de supervision en actividades acuA-
ticas con el Ej6rcito en el sector AtlAntico, y Wick, que fue Director
Ejecutivo del YMCA de Balboa, serA nombrado Director de Actividades
Fisicas en el YMCA de Seattle, Washington.

Numeros Telef6nicos
Todas las oficinas de la Divisi6n
de Operaciones de Transito que
previamente estaban ubicadas en el
Edificio N9 39 de la Capitania -del
Puerto en Balboa, incluyendo el
Control de TrAfico Maritimo han
sido trasladadas al nuevo Centro
de Control de TrAfico Maritimo,
Edificio 910, La Boca. Los nuevos
numeros telef6nicos son los si-
Jefe, Capit6n John H. Stone, Jr. __52-3503
Secretaria, Sra. Oris Cedeoi-o - 52-3503
Subjefe ------------52-7786
Funcionario de Operaciones ._---- 52-3631
Funcionario Administrativo/Presupuesto,
Sra. Arden L. Swliisher ----- -52-3678
Funcionario Administrative,
Sra. Greta N. Hummer ------ 52-3678
Unidad de N6minas y Turnos
de Pilotos ------- 52-3327
Ayudante del Oficinista
Supervisor, Ashby S. Smith-__52-3674
Control de Trafico Maritimo:
Jefe, P. M. Trim, Jr.. ----- 52-3645
Subjefe, R. L. Rankin-- .... 52-3645
Secretaria, Sra. T. Milas ._- 52-3646
Informaci6n de Control de
Trifico Maritimo:
Supervisor de Vigilancia.--. 52-3618
Informaci6n de Horarios --.-52-3611
Movimientos Portuarios,
Pacifico-Llegadas y Salidas 52-3614
Movimientos Portuarios,
Atl6ntico-Llegadas y
Salidas ______--52-3615
Oficinista de ETA,
Pacifico y Atlintico ----52-3610
Sistema de Control de
Trifico Maritimo:
Ingeniero de Proyecto,
James C. Foster ---.---52-3621
Analista de Control de Trifico
Maritimo, Gerald W. Coffey 52-3621
Analistas de Sistema de Control
de Trafico Maritimo:
Fred Lee/George Kessel--. 523680

Directorio Telefonico

Tiene Indice Especial

Por Orden Alfabetico
El ramo de comunicaciones de
la Division de Electricidad, en su
esfuerzo por mejorar el servicio
a su clientele, ha adicionado un
indice a la Secci6n de Organiza-
ciones del Directorio de Tel6fonos.
A partir de la edici6n de 1977
que se distribuirA oficialmente en
la organizaci6n del Canal de Pa-
nama aproximadamente el 17 de
enero, el p6blico podra localizar
con mis facilidad cualquier oficina
en particular buscAndola primero
en la lista alfab6tica que aparece
en las pAginas celestes de la Sec-
ci6n II del Directorio de Tel6fo-
nos del Canal de Panama.
Los directories que se distribu-
yen a los demAs clients residentss
y comerciales) se entergarAn a fines
de este mes.

Pagina 4

Extienden Periodo I 'I

Para Matricularse *

En la U. de la Zona ... -
Aunque hoy viernes es el l6timo
dia de matriculas regulars en la
Universidad de la Zona del Canal,
los estudiantes podrAn inscribirse.
para las classes durante toda la se-
mana entrante, siempre y cuando .... :
paguen el recargo por matricula .
En las classes diurnas y nocturnas :. ' ."
se ofrecerA una gran variedad de ,
asignaturas que varian desde His-
toria del Arte hasta Introducci6n
a la Sociologia. Las classes comien- .
zan el lunes 17 de enero y con-
tinuarAn hasta el 26 de mayo. Ade- . ...
mAs se han programado siete cursos
de 9 semanas y dos de 12 semanas. La foto capta el moment en que la Sra. Dora K. Fastlich recibe la Llave
La Universidad estara abierta Maestra de las Esclusas en el grado de "MAxima Benefactora" y un certifi-
para matriculas hasta las 3 p.m. el cado de manos del Vicegobernador de la Zona del Canal Richard L. Hunt,
viernes y hasta las 8 p.m. el resto durante la ceremonia celebrada con motive del XXV Aniversario de la
de la semana. La cuota para ma- Liga Fastlich de Beisbol Juvenil. A la izquierda aparece Samuel A.
triculas tardias es de $5 para estu- McGuinness, president de la Liga. La Sra. Fastlich fue homenajeada
diantes de tiempo complete y $2 por el apoyo que ha proporcionado a la liga que Ileva el nombre de su
para estudiantes de tiempo partial. esposo. DespuBs de la entrega, la Sra. Fastlich lanz6 la primera bola para
iniciar los juegos de la temporada 77.

A C. Educativ Ministro Barletta Ante Div. de Operaciones