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
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
United States
Place of Publication:
Balboa Hights, C.Z
Panama Canal
Creation Date:
July 13, 1979
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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The Panama Canal Spillway

Vol. XVII, No. 46

Friday, July 13, 1979

Printed Message / .

On Pay Slips To .

Expedite Travel

To simplify a tax clearance for
travel purposes for non-U.S.-citizen
employees of the Panama Canal,
the words PAZ Y SALVO PARA
VIAJAR will be printed on the
biweekly earnings statements issued
to these employees.

The words PAZ Y SALVO
PARA VIAJAR will be placed at
the top of the list of deductions and
will first appear on -the earnings
statements issued July 23. The PAZ
tifies that the employee has met his
tax obligations to the Treasury
Ministry of Panama. Immigration
officials at Tocumen Airport will
accept this certification for travel

Implementation of the PAZ Y
dure by the Canal organization was
requested by the Panama Govern-
ment following an earlier request by
Local 907 that a means be found to
streamline the fiscal clearance needed
for travel purposes by Panamanians
and other non-U.S.-citiiensi em-
ployed by the Canal organization.
The PAZ Y SALVO will not be
necessary on the earnings state-
ments for U.S.-citizen employees'
as these employees will be pro-
vided special entry/exit cards.

Quinn Announces

King and I Cast
The King and I, the 1979 United
Way Summer Musical is currently
in rehearsal at the Balboa High
School Auditorium. Produced and
directed by Bruce Quinn, the play
stars Adolfo Arias E., in a repeat
portrayal of the role of the King of
Siam, which he brought to the local
stage 14 years ago. The part of Anna
Leonowens, the British school-
teacher who takes the Royal Court
of Siam by storm is played by Irene
Gordon. Juan Carlos Cervantes as
the Kralahome and Armando Coto
as Phra Alack are the King's
minister and interpreter while Ellyn
Balleste and Jay Saffold play the
young lovers.
The role of Louis Leonowens,
Anna's son, has been assigned to
Roger O'Connor with Eddie Cava-
zos playing the part of Prince
Chululongkorn. Paul Chadwick
and Walter Lenneville will appear
as Sir Edward Ramsay and Captain
Lady Thiang is played by Terri
Roberts while the King's other
wives are portrayed by Betti Daknis,
Wilma Hidalgo, Bliss Morris, Cin-
da Vela, Ceci Pollack, Clarita
Smith, Abagail Swanson, Carmen
Wong, Lici Wong, and Frankie
(Continued on p. 4)

Don Kat, right, and Jeff Robbins are two new members of the Panama
Canal work force. Twelve years of professional training and experience,
have qualified them as trainees in one of the Canal's most important
occupations. For their story see page 3.

Lt. Col. Charles D. Shaul Is Named

Assistant to E&C Bureau Director

Lt. Col. Charges D. Shaul, a
career Army officer with the Corps
of Engineers, has been assigned as
assistant to the director of the
Engineering and Construction Bu-
Commissioned a second lieu-

tenant of Engineers in 1960, he has
served in both combat and con-
struction engineer units; as assistant
resident engineer and chief of
Validation, Minuteman Site Con-
struction; engineer advisor and civic
action,officer, U.S. Military Group,
Bolivia; chief of Design Review and
Inspection, Logistical Command
Engineer Directorate, Vietnam; and
engineer advisor and operations
officer in the Joint U.S. Military
Group, Spain.
Before coming to the Canal Zone
he was the'chief of Evaluation and
Data Systems Division at the
Armed Forces Staff College in
Norfolk, Virginia.
Colonel Shaul holds a bachelor
Sof science degree in civil engineering
from Washington State University
and a master of science degree in
civil engineering from Stanford
He and his wife, Jan, have two

At its annual Council of Del-
egates meeting held last month, the
Pan Canal Bowling Association
announced that the American Bowl-
ing Congress will sanction the
Margarita and Balboa Bowling.
centers on a one-year basis until it is
known whether Panama will.form
its own federation.
Leagues bowling in these centers
for the 1979-80 winter season and

the 1980 summer season will be able
to sanction through the American
Bowling Congress, the Women's
International Bowling Congress, or
the American Junior Bowling Con-
gress as applicable. All leagues will
be eligible for the normal awards.

The Association also approved
a dues increase and elected new
officers and the Board of Directors.

Expanded Documentation Program

Includes Employees Going to DOD


Considerable progress was made
during the month of June in
the Employee Documentation Pro-
gram. This program is aimed at
providing all U.S.-citizen employ-
ees who will remain with the
Panama Canal Commission, and
their dependents, with the doc-
uments they will be required to have
in their possession on October 1,
1979, the date of entry into force of
the Panama Canal Treaties and
establishment of the Panama Canal
These documents, which include
passports, entry/exit permits and
identification cards, will be needed
for identification, for access to
Department of Defense facilities,
for entry or exit from the territory
of the Republic of Panama, and to
prove eligibility for various treaty
rights and benefits.
In May, the Administrative Serv-
ices Division asked all full-time
permanent U.S.-citizen employees
expected to remain with the Com-
mission to complete the necessary
paperwork for this documentation.
In June, this was followed with the
first of two series of jobsite and
community site photography ses-
sions for passport an'd entry/exit .
card pictures. The second and final
photo schedule is listed at the end of,
this article.
To date, completed documenta-
tion forms and passport applica-
tions have been received from
approximately 75 percent of our
employees, and approximately 6,000
U9.S.-citizen employees and their
dependents have been photog-
Thus far, this program has been
limited to full-time permanent U.S.-
citizen employees scheduled to
remain with the Panama Canal
Commission. Starting this month,
the program will be expanded to
process passport applications and
take passport photographs of full-
time permanent U.S.-citizen em-
ployees scheduled for transfer to
DOD and their U.S.-citizen depen-

Photo Schedule


Friday July 20 Civil Affairs Building, 1st
Floor Lobby......................
Monday July 23 *Mental Health Center, Bldg.
6523, Library ...................
Thursday July 26 *Coco Solo Hospital, 3d
Floor Conference Room
Friday July 27 Margarita Service Center,
Second Floor ....................
Wednesday Augustl5 Gamboa Retail Store ..........
Thursday August 16 *Gorgas Hospital, Section O,
Conference Room 3 ........
Friday August 17 Civil Affairs Building, 1st
Floor Lobby ......................
Wednesday August 29 Margarita Service Center,
Second Floor ....................
Friday August 31 Civil Affairs Building, Ist
Floor Lobby......................

8-12 1-4



9-12 1-4

8-12 1-4

8-12 1-4



*Sites marked with an asterisk are intended primarily for employees since they are office
areas. If an employee's departure on leave is imminent, however, and he will not be able to
come to another site, his dependents may accompany him. Both employees and dependents
will be photographed at other sites.

Lt. Col. Charles D. Shaul sons, Peter, 18, and Steven, 16.

Two Canal Zone Bowling Lanes Sanctioned

- - t Lji

dents. (A combination entry/exit
permit-identification card for these
transferring employees will be fur-
nished by DOD.)
The Administrative Services Di-
vision is currently in the process of
distributing instructions, passport
application forms, and envelopes
for passport photographs to Divi-
sion administrative officers for
dissemination to these transferring
employees. Division of Schools
employees who received and com-
pleted their passport application
forms prior to the end of the school
year will only need envelopes for
The next step in this program is
the scheduling of families for
interview. License Section per-
sonnel on both sides of the Isthmus
are now in the process of assembling
family documentation packages.
When processing of each family
package is complete, a Notice of
Appointment Card will be sent to
the head of each household. This
card will explain what documents
must be brought to the passport
interview and will give the name and
phone number of the interviewer.
During this interview, photographs
for Commission identification cards
(utilizing the same Polaroid process
as our present cards) will also be
taken. Interviews will be held on
both sides of the Isthmus. On the
Atlantic side, they will be conducted
at the Margarita License Section.
On the Pacific side; they will be
scheduled for either the Ancon
License Section or another centrally
located site to be announced at a
later date.
After October 1, 1979, when the
License Section is disestablished,
assistance in matters of employee
documentation will be provided to
Commission employees by the
Administrative Services Division
Employee Assistance Unit, a new
unit which will be located in the
Diablo Elementary School, Build-
ing 5140, Diablo.


July 13, 1979

(Schedule subject to change without notice. *Indicates black and white program.)
Weekend program schedules are subject to change should a live sports event become available.

2:55-Sign-On News/
Community Calendar
3:05-Sesame Street
4:00-Last of the Wild
4:25-The Melting Pot:
"Dutch Cooking"
4:50-General Hospital (Adult)
5:35-Hollywood Squares
6:00-Evening Report/
Community Calendar
6:35--,Qu6 Pasa?
6:40-What's Happening
7:05-Cowboy in Africa
7:55-Bob Newhart Show
"Carol Ankler for India"
8:20-NBC Special: Salt II
9:15-Man in a Suitcase:
"Day of Execution"
(Series ends)
10:10-Focus on Today/
Community Calendar
"Planet of Blood"
11:50-The Detectives*
12:15-Late News Headlines

9:20-Sign-On News/
Community Calendar
9:30-Bozo's Big Top
9:55-Scooby Doo
10:20-Children's Special

11:15 Young People's Special:
"The Americanization of Elias"
12:30-Movie: "King of the
Underwater World"
2:00-Major League Baseball:
California vs. Detroit
4:35-Wide World of Sports
5:30-Washington Week
in Review
6:00-Weekend Report/
Community Calendar
6:20-President Carter Meets
Congress on Salt
7:00-All in the Family
7:25--Rock World:
"Thin Lizzie Performs Live
in London"
8:15-Carter Country:
"The Selling of the
Mayor" (Part II)
8:50-Mel & Susan Together
(Series ends)
9:15-Saturday Night Live
10:25-Double Feaiure:
"The Hero" and
"Johnny Come Lately"
1:40-Late News Headlines

Il:15-SCN News/
Community Calendar
11:25-Sacred Heart

11:40-700 Club
12:35 --This Is the Life
"Seventy Times Seven"
1:05 -Third World:
1:30 Wild Kingdom:
"A Day at Otter Hammock"
1:55 Soccer: New York vs.
New England
3:40 Canadian Open
5:15 -American Sporstman
6:00 Weekend Report/
Community Calendar
6:20-SCN Treaty Transition
Special: Employee
6:40-The Muppets
7:05-The Last of the Wild:
"Spotted Death"
7:30-Soldier's Diary
7:55-On Our Own:
"Thats Entertainment"
(Series ends)
8:50-Love American Style
9:45-1 Spy
10:40-The Best of Carson
11:55-Information Special:
"The Bet"
12:15-Late News Headlines

2:50-SCN News/
Community Calendar
3:00-Sesame Street
4:00-Trails to Adventure
4:25-Body Buddies
4:50-General Hospital (Adult)
5:35-Hollywood Squares
6:00-Evening Report/
Community Calendar
6:35-i,Qu6 Pasa?
6:40-Candid Camera
7:05-NFL Team Highlights:
St. Louis Cardinals

7:30 Variety Special:
"Osmond Brothers"
8:20 WKRP in Cincinnati
8:50 -Tony Randall Show
9:20 World at War
(Series begins)
10:10 Focus on Today/
Community Calendar
10:30 Movie:
"Bill Burrud:
Predators of the Sea"
12:05-Felony Squad
12:30-Late News Headlines
Community Calendar
2:45- Electric Company
3:10-Movie: "Bill Burrud:
Predators of the Sea"
4:50-General Hospital (Adult)
5:35-The Muppets (Repeat)
6:00-Evening Report/
Community Calendar
6:35--i.,Qu6 Pasa?
7:10-Please Stand By...
7:35-Hee Haw
8:30--The Magician
.Part II (Series ends)
10:10-Focus on Today/
Community Calendar
"Erotic Diary of a
I 1:55-N.Y.P.D.
12:20-Late News Headlines
2:30-SCN News/
Community Calendar
3:00-Sesame Street
4:00-Sew What's New

4:25 Oasis in Space:
"What Price Progress"
4:50 General Hospital (Adult)
5:35 Tic Tac Dough
6:00 Evening Report/
Community Calendar
6:35 ;.Qu1 Pasa?
6:40 Celebrity Charades
7:00 Carol Burnett and Friends
(Series begins)
7:30-Sixty Minutes
8:20 -Movie:
"The Optimists" (Adult)
10:10--Focus on Today/
Community Calendar
10:30 Movie:
12:10-Victory at Sea*
12:35-Late News Headlines
3:00 -SCN News/
Community Calendar
3:10 -Barbapapa
3:30--Electric Company
4:00-Partridge Family* and Mr. Jones
4:50-General Hospital (Adult)
5:35-Body Buddies (Repeat)
6:00--Evening Report/
Community Calendar
6:35-- iQue Pasa?
6:40-Jokers Wild
7:05-Family Hour Festival:
"Francesca Baby"
7:55--NFL Team Highlights:
San Diego Chargers
8:15-One Day at a Time
8:45--The Jeffersons
9:15 The Avengers*
10:10--Focus on Today/
.Community Calendar
10:30-The Beta Chronicles:
"The Mystery of the
Golden Eye"
12:00 -Late News Headlines

\\ AT TE M ES 27 Employees Added to May and June Retiree Lists

Bennng Frday, JVE 1,
SBeginning Friday, July 13. 1979

BALBOA (Air-Conditioned)
Fri., 6:00. 8:00-Dr. No
(SIT) (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:05-Die Die My
Darling (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 10:00 a.m.-The
Battle of Britain (G)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 12:15-The
Glory Guys (G)
Sat., 2:30-Class of '44
(SIT) (PG)
Sat.-Mon.-Tues.. 6:15, 8:15-
Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:15-
Interiors (R)
Wed., 6:15, 8:20-Taxi Driver
Thurs., 6:15, 8:05-You Can't Win
'Em All (SIT) (PG)
Fri.-Seventh Voyage of Sinbad
Friday Owl Show, 8:50-The
Wrong Box (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 6:15-Escape From the
Jungle (G)
Sat., 8:15-The Bedford Incident
Sun.-The Amazing Captain Nemo
(SIT) (PG)
Tues.-Rollercoaster (SIT) (PG)
Wed.-Smokey and the Bandit
(SIT) (PG)
Sun.-Smokey and the Bandit
(SIT) (PG)
Mon.-The Amazing Captain Nemo
(SIT) (PG)
Wed.-Rollercoaster (SIT) (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

COCO SOLO (Air-Conditioned)
Fri.-Batman (SIT) (G)
Friday Owl Show. 10:00-The
Anderson Tapes (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Bye Bye
Birdie (G)
Sat.-Mon., 7:30-Sun.. 2:00, 7:30-
Comes a Horseman (PG)
Tues.-Wed., 7:30-Thank God It's
Friday (SIT) (PG)
Thurs., 7:30-Grizzly (SIT) (PG)
Fri.-King Kong (PG)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-The Chase
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Pal Joey (PG)
Sat.-Telefon (SIT) (PG)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Where Angels
Go, Trouble Follows (G)
Sun.-Mon.-The Swarm (SIT) (PG)
Tues.-The Last Remake of Beau
Geste (PG)
Sun.-Mon.-Thank God It's Friday
(SIT) (PG)
Tues.-Grizzly (SIT) (PG)
Wed.-Thurs.-Comes a Horseman
Fri.-I Aim at the Stars (PG)
Sat. Jr, Mat., 2:00-Legend of
Tom Dooley (G)
Sat.-King of the Underworld (PG)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00--Murder Reported
Sun.-Three Strangers (PG)

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.

The names of 27 Canal employees
have been added to the May and
June retiree lists: They are:
Leoncio Campos, lead sales store
clerk, Supply Division, Atlantic
side: 8 years I month 27 days.
Branford Doyle, motor vehicle
operator, Motor'Transportation
Division, Atlantic side: 39 years
4 days.
Mary Elliot, sales store checker,
Supply Division, Atlantic side:
22 years II months 8 days.
Anthony S. Garcia, locks locomo-
tive operator, Locks Division,
Pacific side: 32 years 1 month 7
William Gillespie, pilot, Transit
Operations Division, Atlantic
side: 21 years 8 months 11 days.
Jose I. Salazar G., electrician,
Electrical Division, Pacific side:
17 years 29 days.

SCyril D. Adams, dairy plant worker
leader, Supply Division, Atlantic
side: 41 years 7 months 4 days.
Rupert S. Austin, crane operator,
Terminals Division, Atlantic side:
37 years 4 months 18 days.

Anastacio Ayarza 0., laborer,
Maintenance Division, Atlantic
side: 38 years 8 months 16 days.
SVernal Bryan, bakery worker, Sup-
- ply Division, Atlantic side: 32
years 14 days.
Thomas D. Erikson, senior control
house operator, Locks Division,
Atlantic side: 29 years 6 months
25 days.
George G. Goddard, clerk, Port
Captain, Cristobal: 46 years
3 months 6 days.
Telmo Gonzalez, melter, Division
of Storehouses, Pacific side:
28 years 9 months 11 days.

Panama Canal Spillway

Governor of the Canal Zone
Acting Information Officer

Lieutenant Governor

The SPIL.WAY is an official Panama Canal publication. Articles may be
reprinted without further clearance. News items should arrive in the
Press Office by noon, Friday, the week prior to publication. Only urgent,
official material will be accepted after the deadline. Yearly subscriptions:
regular mail 86; regular mail students S4; airmAil 819. Send check o0
money order payable to the Panama Canal Company to Chief. Admin-
istrative Services Division. Box M. Balboa Heights. C.Z.

"Can it be that this is he?"
"Heavens, is it she?"
Two old friends portrayed by Jim Dunworth and Susan Liang recall
a romance of years ago in "A Sunny Morning," one of the plays in the
One-Act Festival opening tonight at the Theatre Guild at 8 p.m.

Elsie E. 'Hartwell, retail store de-
partment manager, Supply Divi-
sion, Atlantic side: 21 years
6 months 26 days.
Claude V. Holligan, store worker,
Supply Division, Atlantic side:
37 years 3 months 22 days.

Kathleen MN. Huffman, budget and
accounting officer, Terminals Di-
vision, Atlantic side: 27 years
I month 22 days.
Samuel Isaac, crane operator, Ter-
minals Division, Atlantic side:
31 years 7 months 5 days.
Clinton A. Lewis, dairy plant
worker, Supply Division, At-
lantic side: 36 years 26 days.
Warren E. Le Doux, rigger, Locks
Division, Atlantic side: 35 years
6 months 7 days.
Elwin S. Maitland, linehandler,
Port Captain, Cristobal: 39 years
4 months 8 days.
Fernando Ostrea, marine traffic
controller, Transit Operations
Division, Pacific side: 33 years
I month 22 days.
Clarisa M. DePass, supply clerk,
Supply Division, Pacific side:
41 years 6 days.
Joseph S. Roach, motor vehicle
operator, Division of Store-
houses, Pacific side: 21 years
3 months 26 days.
Clinton B. Russell Jr., machinist
foreman, Industrial Division, At-
lantic side: 31 years 10 months.
Herman J. Thomas, stevedore, Ter-
minals Division, Pacific side:
24 years 7 days.
Clement E. Wilson, stevedoring
operations foreman, Terminals
Division, Atlantic side: 31 years
II months.
Enid May Wilson, teller. Supply
Division, Atlantic side: 37 years
9 months 4 days.
The retiree list published in the
June 22 SPII.I.WAY should have
credited Oscar W. Lavne with
40 years 6 months and 19 days of

Page 2


Donald Kat estimates that it will
take him at least 20 years to reach
the highest rung of the ladder in his
profession. At 3 , he has eight years
to go before he will achieve his goal.
No, Kat isn't a doctor, although
comparisons could be drawn be-
tween the medical profession and
his own in terms of their require-
ments: dedication to the job, skill in
performing the duties, good judg-
ment, and, if circumstances de-
mand, the ability to act quickly in
life-and-death situations.
Captain Don Kat isa Canal pilot-
He.and former schoolmate Cap-
tain Jeffrey Robbins, 28, are the
youngest members of the pilot force
by about 10 years. They both
attended the U.S. Merchant Marine
Academy at King's Point, New
York. Robbins two years behind
Kat. But their paths parted after
graduation, and it is merely a
pleasant coincidence that they
found themselves entering the Canal
pilot program just a-week apart.
Routes to Canal
The routes they took that even-
tually led them to the Panama
Canal were quite different. Kat was
raised in the Canal Zone. His father
is retired tugboat master Captain
Lambert W. Kat.
After four years at King's Point,
one of which was spent at sea as a
cadet on merchant vessels, Kat
fulfilled the final requirements for
his degree by passing the Coast
Guard exam for his third mate's
ocean license.
With the Viet Nam war winding
down, positions in the merchant
marine for a newly qualified deck
officer were scarce. Kat found
employment in the Great Lakes, a
waterway where his ocean license
did not apply. He spent six months
as an able bodied seaman and a
pilot observer, then passed his first
class pilot's license for the Great
Lakes, which covers the deck officer
positions of third, second, and first
mate. He held all of those positions
during his eight years aboard dry
bulk carriers moving iron ore, coal,
and grain from northern Lake ports
such as Duluth" on Lake Superior,
through Lake Huron to eastern
cities such as Buffalo, New York on
Lake Erie.
With the required experience
behind him, Kat took and passed
the seven-day, comprehensive Coast
Guard exam for his master's license
in 1978. It authorizes him to captain
Great Lake vessels of unlimited
tonnage. Twelve years of training
had now readied him for a crack at
the Panama Canal.
Like Kat, Robbins had a choice
between the U.S. Naval Academy at
Annapolis and King's Point. One of
five sons of a retired Navy captain,
Robbins and one brother chose the
Merchant Marine Academy, while
the other three attended Annapolis
and became naval aviators.
Where Kat had entered the deck
officer's program at King's Point,
Robbins opted for the difficult task
of completing requirements in two
programs, deck and engine.
During his four years at the
academy, he spent one at sea, six
months as deck officer and six
months in the engine room. After
passing the required Coast Guard
exams in order to graduate, Robbins
was issued both a third mate's ocean

license and a third assistant en-
gineer's license.

Dual License
With the dual license he landed a
job with Chevron, sailing tankers
out of San Francisco to Alaska and
Hawaii for three and a half years.
By the time he left Chevron to work
for the Associated Maritime Of-
ficer's Union, which has a large
number of shipping companies as
clients, Robbins had earned his
chief mate's license.

Robbins was assigned to the
Zapata Company, operating along
the Venezuelan coast, and then to
Cove. It was aboard the Cove
Trader, a supertanker that carries
Alaskan crude oil from Parita Bay
off the western coast of Panama to
Gulf and East Coast ports, that he
had his first contact with the
Panama Canal.

The Cove Trader's captain is an
ex-Panama Canal pilot who sug-
gested that Robbins consider a
career on'the waterway. With his
newly acquired master's oceans
unlimited license under his belt,
Robbins headed for the Isthmus in
1978. /
Robbins and Kat are in the last
.phase of the four-part, 19-month
Canal pilot-in-training program. If
all goes well, at the end of that
period they will receive a license as
"Pilot, Panama Canal, of Vessels of
Any Tonnage Upon All Canal Zone
Waters"-a heavyweight title with
equally weighty responsibilities..
Robbins explains, "This is the
only place in the world where a pilot
has full control of a ship. Anywhere
else he acts in an advisory capacity
only, and the captain takes respon-
sibility if anything goes wrong.
Here, by law, a captain must turn
his ship over to the pilot, and the
Panama Canal Company accepts
both responsibility and liability."

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It Taks M y Y s ,

It Takes Many Years Even to Qualify as Apprentice Pilot

That and the fact that Canal
pilots must gain experience and skill
in -handling successively larger
vessels in such restricted channels as
Gaillard Cut and, maneuvering
them into the 110-foot wide locks
are the reasons that it takes eight
years and six months minimum to
arrive at the top level of senior pilot.
He's the one who gives the orders
when taking a "wall-to-wall" vessel
such as the QE-2 through the Canal.
It is his position that Kat and
Robbins aspire to. Kat comments,
"In reality it is at that point that
you're a 100-percent qualified Pan-
ama Canal pilot."
Kat describes himself and Rob-
bins as pilot apprentices who are
learning the tools of the trade.
During a little more than a year and
a half they must learn by observing
experienced pilots on duty, by
asking questions, by literally getting
to know the Canal backwards and
forwards. Advancement in the
training program is not automatic.
It hinges on completion of the
required number of transits, the
amount of time. in grade, written
examination, and the evaluation of
their performance by other pilots.
Their training began with a two-
week orientation: a northbound
and southbound transit, visits to the
Marine Traffic Control Center, and
observation of the ports and locks
activities, which included familiar-
izing themselves with the operations
and limitations of tugboats and
towing locomotives.

36 Transits
The next 15 weeks were dedicated
largely to making the required 36
transits with experienced pilots on
board a variety of ships to observe
how they handled different vessels.
They also spent several days on
harbor duty, boarding vessels that
were docking and working with the
harbor pilot. At the end of phase

400 feet long when the steering
failed. The ship veered to the-right
and headed toward an old concrete
crib behind the printing plant in La
Boca. Kat ordered the ship full
astern and dropped both anchors.
At the same time he called Marine
Traffic Control to tell them he was
going out of the channel. The ship's
bow swung more to starboard,
missed the crib and headed into the
Yacht Club moorings. Kat radioed
Marine Traffic Control to call the
Yacht Club and have them clear
people out of the area. His ship went
past a row of yachts, narrowly
missing them. He leaned on the
ship's whistle, but it also failed: so
he told the captain to tell the mate
on the bow to pick up a rod and
bang on the ship's bow to rouse
anyone who might be aboard the
yachts. The ship finally came to a
halt, and Kat was later to find out
that it had stopped about 40 feet
from a yacht with three passengers
But his problems weren't over
yet. The ship was now moving
astern, but was situated crossways
to the current. Kat had to get it out
of the moorings and back into the
channel before the tide swept him
into the other yachts. To complicate
things further, he had to stay out of
the way of an oncoming north-
bound tanker. Again, good luck
prevailed. The faulty fuse that had
caused the steering to fail was
replaced and Kat again had control
of the rudder. He was able to let the
tanker proceed and move his own
ship safely back to the anchorage.

Almost Finished
Kat and Robbins have 16 weeks
of transit duty aboard vessels not
over 500 feet in length and 16 more
aboard vessels not over 526 feet in
length before their training is
complete. From that point on it will
be a matter of advancement ac-
cording to time in grade.
But the long years of preparation
and the slowclimb to the position of
senior Canal pilot are worthwhile,
they believe. Kat summed it up:"As
opposed to anything else I've done,
this is by far the most challenging
and the most demanding job yet."

observing other pilots. The transits
and ten days of harbor duty on both
sides of the Isthmus entitled them to
licenses to pilot vessels not over 526
feet in length.
At this point the two men were
put on the pilot rotation board and
assigned regular piloting duties for
their remaining year of training.
Kat says, "Now we are completely
on our own." The first month they
had to complete nine transits on
vessels not more than 400 feet in
length. Now they have advanced to
the 460-foot stage and are working
to complete the required 40 transits.
And in the process both have had
experiences that required every bit
of knowledge, skill and sound
judgment that their training on the
Canal has developed. Kat's close
shave occurred while he was pilot-
ing a Chilean freighter, and Rob-
bins, while handling a Japanese
fishing boat.
Robbins was just completing a
southbound transit and was head-
ing past Dock 6 in Balboa. As he
describes it, "I ordered full ahead
and a small amount of left rudder;
but the rudderjammed hard left and
the ship took a 90-degree turn,
crossed the path of a northbound
vessel and was heading straight into
the dock. I kept telling the captain
"Hard right" and then saw that he
was kicking the steering column.
The ten men on the bow of the ship
Robbins said he knew there
wasn't enough time to put the ship
full astern, and there wasn't anyone
left on the bow to drop the anchors
to slow the ship down. He saw that
the ship's rate of turn was slowing
and realized that the captain's
kicking was having some effect and
the rudder was responding. The
vessel then began to shear dras-
tically to the right, making a 180
degree turn and missing the dock by
about 25 feet.
With danger signals sounding,
the ship veered back across the
channel, again crossing in front of
the bow of the northbound vessel
and missing it by about 100 feet.
Robbins said he was afraid then
that he was going to run aground on
the West Bank; but he put the ship
on dead slow, maneuvered it back
into the channel and headed out

. .. . . . . . -- _

Panama Canal pilots guide ships of every type and size
through the waterway.

two, Robbins and Kat took an
extensive, week long, closed-book
exam covering material in the Code
of Federal Regulations pertaining
to navigation in Canal Zone waters,
and including the completion of ten
outline charts of Canal waters.
Having passed the exam and
satisfactorily completed the first 17
weeks of training, the pair were
issued their licenses as Pilot,
Panama Canal, Limited to Vessels
Not Over 225 Feet in Length.
It was in the third phase of the
training that they had their first
opportunity to pilot on their own.
During the 12-week period, Rob-
bins and Kat were required to make
30 transits, including solo transits
aboard vessels of limited size. Kat
made five solos and Robbins a high
12, and the remainder they made

under-the bridge. He was picked up
by a pilot launch, just as if it had
been a routine transit, and the
fishing boat headed for Japan.
Looking back, Robbins can view
the situation with a touch of humor,
beginning with the fact that he is
five feet ten inches tall and
performed his duties in a wheel-
house built for men who average
five feet five inches. But there is no
smile on his face as he considers
what would have happened if he
hadn't kept his cool head and had
more than his share of good luck.
The ship would have come to rest
somewhere near the Marine Traffic
Control Center parking lot, he says.
In a situation equally as har-
rowing, Kat was coming north-
bound in the channel past the
Balboa Yacht Club in a ship nearly

uilv 13 1979

"Pilot, Panama Canal, of Vessels of Any Tonnage
Upon All Canal Zone Waters, "-a heavyweight title
with equally weighty responsibilities


July 13, 1979


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. A separate application must be submitted for each job listed. The base rate shown
will be increased for U.S. citizens by appropriate differential plus a tax factor where
applicable. 'Indicates written test requirements. #Signifies a security position to be filled
only by a U.S. citizen. ur.... I . V..

Biological Technician NM-7 ........................... $12,979.20
Telephone Mechanic MG-10..................................... $7.52
Plasterer MG-9 (NTE 9-30-79).................................. $5.38
Plasterer Helper MG-5 (NTE 9-30-79) .................. $3.00

or ca- can-
Division tion cies
Dredging P 2
Electrical P I


Applications must be'submitted to the Employment and Placement Branch, Building 449-X,
Ancon, or Building 1105, Cristobal, on Form 443, APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER, no later
than seven (7) days from the date of this publication. This 7-day deadline is subject to exten-
sion at the request of the Division advertising the vacancy, or as decided by the Chief,
Employment and Placement Branch. Qualification Standards may be reviewed at the Canal
Zone Library. Further information may be obtained from the Employment and Placement
Branch, telephone 52-3583, 52-7996 or 43-1288. Qualified handicapped individuals may
call or visit the Coordinator for the Employment of the Handicapped Program for counseling
with regard to any of the above-listed vacancies. The Coordinator's office is located in
Building 449-X, Room 101!, telephone 52-7570.

Special Philatelic Sale of Thirteen

Canal Zone Stamps Set for August 15

There will be a special philatelic sale of 13 Canal Zone postage stamps
on August 15. They are the:

Green .................
Purple .................
Brown .................
Blue ....................
Aqua ...................
Olive-Brown ......
Orange-Red .........
Blue .....................
Green ................
Brown .................

Persons desiring any of the above
mint stamps should send orders to
the Philatelic Agency, Balboa,
Canal Zone. Mail orders should be
postmarked no later than August
15. Remittance, which must accom-
pany each order, should be made by
money order Ar.certified. check, and,
should include return postage and,,
registry fee if registration is re-
quested or if the order is valued at
$20 or more. If sufficient money for
prepayment of postage and ap-
plicable fees is not included, the
order will be reduced by the amount
necessary to cover the service
requested or given.
The sale of plate-numbered blocks
will be restricted to a block of six of
the 1, 2, 3, 20 and 30-cent Ordinary
stamps and a block of four of the 4,

....... Gorgas
....... Roosevelt
....... Goethals
....-. Administration Building
....... Stevens (Rotary Press)
....... Cascadas
....... Rousseau
....... Series 1971
....... Series 1965
....... Series 1976
....... -Series 1968
....... Series 1965
5, and 13-cent Ordinary stamps and
11, 20, 22, 25 and 30-cent Airmail
All plate blocks will be limited to
ten to a customer.
Position orders cannot be filled
when less than full sheets are
Plate numbers and/or various
positions will be. furnished in
accordance with above restrictions
and limitations when requested and
When plate numbers are ordered
and cannot be furnished, regular
mint blocks without plate numbers
will be supplied unless otherwise
On plate blocks supplied, center-
ing will be the best available at the
Philatelic Agency.

Watch What You Drink With Your Medicine!

The next time you reach for a
glass of milk to wash down a
tetracycline capsule, think twice!
Combining tetracycline with any
dairy product containing calcium,
such as cheese, yogurt or milk, can
seriously interfere with your body's

Leather Tapestry

Exhibit To Open
An exhibit of Georgina Linares
tapestries of inlaid leather with pre-
Columbian motifs will run at the
Chase Manhattan Bank in Balboa
from July 16 to July 31.
Georgina first exhibited her work
in 1973. She went on to perfect her
art in Peru and has since exhibited
in the United States and Germany.

ability to effectively absorb the
Don't mix medicine with soda,
fruit or vegetable juice. These
drinks can create excess acid, which
may dissolve medication in the
stomach rather than in the intes-
tines, where it is meant to be
One food-and-drug combination
that is actually dangerous to your
health is medication prescribed for
depression or high blood pressure
taken with Chianti wine, yogurt or
aged cheese. The interaction can
cause severe headaches, brain hem-
orrhage, even death.
For more information, send for
the free booklet, Food and Drug
Interactions, Consumer Informa-
tion Center, Dept. 698F, Pueblo,
Colo. 81009.

Emergency Medical Technician Course Scheduled

Gorgas Hospital will offer ar
81-hour Emergency Medical Tech
nician (EMT) basic training course
during the latter part of this month
The course is scheduled daily frorr
8:30 a.m.-12 noon for a period ol
five weeks. Certain lessons will re-
quire the student to remain after 12
noon. The purpose of the course is
to provide interested applicants the
technical training needed to qual-
ify for future positions of Emer-
gency Medical Technician NM-3/5.
Applicants must meet the follow-
ing requirements:
. . . High School diploma or
equivalent, i.e., General Education
. . . Ability to read, speak, write
and understand English and to
speak and understand Spanish.
. . . Must possess a valid Canal
Zone or Republic of Panama motor
vehicle operator's license.
. . . Must successfully pass "a
strength test; which consists of lift-
ing three 100-lb sacks of sand in-
dividually, and placing them with-
out dropping, from the ground onto
a wheeled stretcher that is 4 feet
away. Must move the stretcher to a
location six feet away and unload
the stretcher by carrying each sack
four feet and placing it onto a
marked space, without dropping
any of the sacks.
. . . Must successfully pass a
written English language first aid

Registration Is Open

For 124 Courses At

Canal Zone College
A total of 124 courses, including
new ones in folklore and review
typing and shorthand, will be
offered at Canal Zone College for
the fall semester 1979.
Registration is open now and will
continue until classes start
August 13.
Tuition for full-time sponsored
students will remain unchanged at
$240. Part-time tuition, however, has
been adjusted slightly for inflation,
with the low rate at $27 per semester
credit and the high rate at $69.
Those who wish to audit a class pay
the low rate, regardless of residence.
Tuition for full-time non-spon-
sored students has also gone up
slightly, to $1,187 for the fall
Military personnel are eligible for
tuition assistance. It is expected that
a number of scholarships will be
available to other students from
elsewhere in the Canal Zone and
Convenient pocket sized sched-
ules of fall semester classes are
available in the main office of Canal
Zone College on the campus in La
Boca. Registration may be made
Monday through Friday, 7:15 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m. For
information call 52-3107.

Labor Exchange To Close
This is the last day for Canal
employees who received Reduction-
in-Force notices last month to
obtain job assistance from the
Panama Canal Authority's "Labor
Exchange" Office.
The office, located in Building
133, Paraiso, will be open until
5 o'clock this afternoon.

Those who satisfactorily com-
plete the training and pass the final
examination must become regis-
tered by the National Registry of
EMT's. Non-status participants must
then compete under Canal Zone
Merit System procedures for posi-
tions of Emergency Medical Tech-
nician (Ambulance), NM-3/5, and
will be considered whenever such
vacancies must be filled by local
recruitment. Further information
on these procedures is available at

the Central Examining Office in
Interested applicants should apply
on SF171 to the Health Bureau
Personnel Officer, Management
Operations Office, Box O, Balboa
Heights, Canal Zone within seven
days from the date of this an-
nouncement. Applicants must pro-
vide a home/office telephone num-
ber so that they can be notified
regarding the schedule for the
required strength test.

The Royal princess and princesses
are played by Lina Catalfamo,
STammy Catalfamo, Shannon Cot-
ton, Steven Daknis, Warren Gibbs,
LaQuita "Marta" Hilzinger, Lea
Hilzinger, Kathy Kessel, John
Kraemer, Maria Len-Rios, Tony
Len-Rios, Eric Lopez, Hans Lopez,
Chris Medrano, and Margarita
The King and I features a ballet-
within-the-play. A core group of
dancers from the Ballet'Nacional de
Panama will portray the main
characters in the dance entitled,
"The Small House of Uncle
Thomas." The role of Uncle
Thomas is danced by Guillermo
Tribaldos; Little Eva is Vicki
Morris; Little, Topsy, Jose Pinzon
Serre; Eliza, Ana Acela Smith; King
Simon of Legree, Alberto Gon-
zalez; and the Angel, Robert Lee
Pefia. The role of Buddha is played
by Mike Lieber with James Gam-
boa, Bill Quinn, and Manuel
Fraguela as't he Sci'entificbc Dogs.:;
Others who appear as guards,
priests, slaves, guests, dancing girls,
and mechanicals are Gilberto Ba-
rria, Todd Heaton, Alcides Torres,
Catherine Collver, Vega Drew,
Kerrie Hill, Suzanne Hinek, Paul
Gibbs Jr., Joyce Tucker, Jillian
Collins, Stephanie Corin, Carrie
Cotton, Douglas Harris, Andrea
Holloway, Diedre Mateer, Nicole
Meyer, and Heather Pylant.
The King and I opens July 27 for
a two-week run at the Balboa High
School Auditorium and on August

Canal Employees

Compete At

Pan American Games
Five Panama Canal employees
are members of the Panama delega-
tion to the VIII Pan American
Games currently underway in San
Juan, Puerto Rico.
Walter Amadee, supervisor of the
Gorgas Hospital Pharmacy, is
competing in the track and field
events; Eduardo Morrell, who
works at the Gamboa Penitentiary,
is a pitcher for the Panama softball
team; and Feliciano Villalobos, of
the Police Division, is a member of
Panama's shooting team.
Cristobal High School teacher
Henry Jones is the track and field
coach and Oscar Suman Carrillo,
supervisor of swimming pools and
safety, Division of Schools, is a
track and field official.

TM Lecture
An introductory lecture to Trans-
cendental Meditation will be given
at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, in
Room 204 of the Canal Zone
College. The public is invited.

15 at the Teatro Nacional de
Panama for a four-night run.
Reservations can be made by calling
52-5176 and 52-6845, beginning on
July 16.

IEEE Schedules Next

Meeting on July 18
The Panama Section of the Insti-
tute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers (IEEE) will hold a dinner
meeting at 7:30 p.m., July 18, in the
Casa del Marisco restaurant lo-
cated on Balboa Avenue in Panama
Celedonio Moncayo of IRHE
will give a talk on generator
regulators and Section Chairman
Antonio Raven will report on the
annual regional meeting held last
month in Rio de Janeiro.
For reservations call Carlos
Escoffery or Jorge Aleman at

Gamboa Youngsters

Organize Series

Of Spelling Bees
There will be-a Spelling Bee
every Thursday from now until
early in September at the Gamboa
Circulating Library. All Canal
Zone children are invited to par-
ticipate, and may compete in one
of four categories.
The four categories are second
grade, third and fourth grade,
fifth and sixth grade, and seventh
and eighth grade.
The series will end with a big
contest, and prizes will be awarded.
The Spelling Bees are spon-
sored by Hilda Butcher, librarian at
the Gamboa Circulating Library,
and were organized by a group of
young people who live in Gamboa.
They are Gregory Funk, chairman;
Stephanie Hallinan, secretary; Dawn
Chadwick, assistant secretary; Jim
Steele and Lili Ruelas, public
relations; Tom Hayes and Blanca
Ruelas, prizes; and Cookie Mc-
Keon, publicity.

Military Engineers Plan

July Meeting at Rodman
The Society of American Mil-
itary Engineers, Panama Post, will
hold its monthly meeting on Wednes-
day evening, July 18, at the
Rodman Officers' Club.
The guest speaker will be Judge
John Baker, a retired Army officer,
who served with the Corps of
There will be a social hour with
a pay-as-you-go bar from 6:30 to
7:30 followed by a dinner that will
cost $5.75 per person.
Dress will be guayabera.

Page 4

The King and I
(Continued from page 1)


Mds de 64 Aiios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Vol. XVII, NQ 46 Viernes 13 de Julio de 1979

Estado de Cuentas

Servird a Empleados

Como 'Paz y Salvo'
Para simplificar la comproba-
ci6n de pago de impuestos para
efectos de viaje de los ciudadanos
no estadounidenses de la Compafiia
del Canal de Panama, la frase PAZ
cera impresa en el Estado de Cuen-
tas quincenal del empleado.
VIAJAR estara impresa al princi-
pio de la lista de deducciones y apa-
recera en el Estado de Cuentas co-
menzando el 23 dejulio. El PAZ Y
que el empleado ha cumplido con
sus obligaciones fiscales con el
Ministerio de Hacienda y Tesoro
de la Republica de Panama. Los ofi-
ciales de Inmigraci6n del Aeropuer-
to de Tocumen aceptaran esta certi-
ficaci6n para efectos de viaje.
El Gobierno de Panama pidi6 a la
organizaci6n del Canal que adop-
tara el procedimiento del PAZ Y
de que el Local 907 pidi6 que se
encontrara una formula para agili-
zar la comprobaci6n del pago de
impuestos de paname'fios y otros
ciudadanos no estadounidenses em-
pleados por la Compafia del Canal.
Este PAZ Y SALVO no aparece-
rd en los Estados de Cuenta de los
ciudadanos estadounidenses, ya
que a 6stos se les proporcionara una
tarjeta especial de entrada y salida.

Quinn Escoge

La obra, El Rey y Yo, la Pro-
ducci6n Musical de la Senda Unida
de 1979, esta actualmente en ensa-
yos en el Auditorio de la Escuela
Secundaria de Balboa. Producida y
dirigida por Bruce Quinn, la obra
present como estrella a Adolfo
Arias E., por segunda vez en el
papel del Rey de Siam, el cual repre-
sent6 localmente hace 14 afios. El
papel de Anna Leonowens, la maes-
tra inglesa cuya influencia se hizo
sentir en la Corte Real de Siam lo
desempeiia Irene Gordon. Juan
Carlos Cervantes es el Kralahome y
Armando Coto es Phra Alack, el
ministry y el int6rprete del Rey,
mientras Ellyn Balleste y Jan
Saffold representan a los j6venes
-El papel de Louis Leonowens, el
hijo de Anna, ha sido asignado a
Roger O'Connor; Eddie Cavazos
desempefia el papel del Principe
Chululongkorn. Paul Chadwick y
Walter Lenneville interpretaran el
papel de Sir Edward Ramsay y del
Capitan Orton.
Terri Roberts interpreta el papel
de Lady Thiang, y las otras esposas
del Rey son representadas por Betti
Daknis, Wilma Hidalgo, Bliss Mor-
ris, Cinda Vela, Ceci Pollack, Cla-
rita Smith, Abagail Swanson, Car-
men Wong,' Lici Wong, y Frankie
Las siguientes personas represen-
taran a las princess y principles
Reales: Lina Catalfamo, Tammy
Catalfamo, Shannon Cotton, Ste-
ven Daknis, Warren Gibbs, La-
Quita "Marta" Hilzinger, Lea Hil-
(Continiia en la pdtina 4)

Suministraran Documentos a los

Empleados del Depto. de Defensa

Don Kat y Jeff Robbins son dos nuevos miembros de la fuerza laboral
del Canal de Panami. Doce aiios de adiestramiento professional y
experiencia los capacitan como aprendices en una de las ocupaciones de
mis importancia en el Canal. Lea el reportaje sobre ellos en la pigina 3.

T. Cnel. Charles D. Shaul Asume Cargo

En Dir. de Ingenieria y Construcci6n

El Teniente Coronel Charles D.
Shaul, ofipial de carrera del Ej6rcito
con el Cuerpo de Ingenieros, ha sido
asignado como asistente del titular
de la Direcci6n de Ingenieria y
Comisionado como segundo te-
niente de Ingenieros en 1960, ha ser-,

Tte. Cnel. Charles D. Shaul

video en unidades de combat y de
ingenieros de construcci6n; como
ingeniero asistente resident y jefe
de Validaci6n, Sitio de Construc-
ci6n Minuteman; ingeniero asesor
y official de acci6n civica, Grupo
Military de los Estados Unidos en
Bolivia; Jefe de Revisi6n e Inspec-
ci6n de Disefio, Direcci6n de Inge-
nieria del Comando de Logistica en
Vietnam; e ingeniero asesor y ofi--
cial de operaciones en el Grupo
Military Conjunto de los Estados
Unidos en Espafia.
Antes de venir a la Zona del
Canal fue jefe de la Divisi6n de
Evaluaci6n y de Sistemas de Elabo-
raci6n de Datos en la Escuela de
Estado Mayor de las Fuerzas
Armadas en Norfolk, Virginia.
El Coronel Shaul tiene titulo de
bachiller en ciencias con especiali-
zaci6n en ingenieria civil de la Uni-
versidad Estatal de Washington y
maestria en ciencias en ingenieria
civil de la Universidad Stanford.
El y su esposa, Jan, tienen dos
hijos, Peter de 18 afios de edad y
Steven de 16 afios de edad.

Certifican las Boleras de Balboa y Margarita

Durante su reunion annual del
Consejo de Delegados celebrada el
3 dejunio, la Asociaci6n de Boliche
del Canal de Panama anunci6 que
el Congress Americano de Boliche
certificara los centros de boliche de
Margarita y Balboa por un period
de un afio hasta saber si Panama
formara su propia federaci6n.
Las ligas quejuegan en estos cen-
tros durante los meses de diciem-
bre 1979 a marzo 1980 y los meses

^jSr-^9/ ^4

Durante el mes de junio se pro-
gres6 considerablemente en el Pro-
grama de Documentaci6n de Em-
pleados. Este program tiene como
objetivo proporcionar a todos los
empleados estadounidenses que se-
guiran empleados con la Comisi6n
del Canal de Panama y a sus depen-
dientes los documents que necesi-
taran a partir del 10 de octubre de
1979, fecha en que entran en vigen-
cia los tratados del Canal de
Panama y comienza a funcionar la
Comisi6n del Canal de Panama.
Estos documents, entire los
cuales se incluyen pasaportes, per-
misos de entrada y salida y tarjetas
de identificaci6n, seran necesarios
para la identificaci6n, el acceso a
los establecimientos del Departa-
mento de Defensa, para entrar y
salir del territorio de la Repiblica
de Panama y para probar la.eligi-
bilidad a ciertos derechos y benefi-
cios que contempla el-tratado.
En mayo, la Divisi6n de Servi-
cios Administrativos pidi6 a todos
los empleados estadounidenses per-
manentes de tiempo complete que
proyectaban seguir con la Comi-
si6n, que Ilenaran los formularios
correspondientes para cumplir con
la documentaci6n. En junio, se
inici6 la primera de dos series de
sesiones fotograficas en los sitios
de trabajo y en sitios designados en
las distintas comunidades para
tomar las fotos para los pasaportes
y los permisos de entrada y salida.
La segunda y iltima sesi6n fotogrd-
fica ha sido programada segln las
fechas y horas enumeradas al final
de este articulo.
Hasta la fecha, se han recibido
formularios de documentaci6n y so-
licitudes de pasaportes de aproxi-
madamente 75 por ciento de los
empleados y aproximadamente 6,000
ciudadanos estadounidenses y sus
dependientes han sido fotogra-
Hasta ahora, el program habia
sido limitado a los empleados esta-
dounidenses permanentes de tiem-
po complete que proyectan seguir
con la Comisi6n del Canal de
Panama. A partir de este mes, el
program sera ampliado para pro-
cesar las aplicaciones de pasaportes
y para tomar las fotos de los pasa-
portes de los empleados estadouni-
denses permanentes de tiempo corr-
pleto que seran transferidos al De-

Dia Fecha
Viernes Julio 20

Lunes Julio 23

Jueves Julio 26

Viernes Julio 27


dejunio a septiembre 1980, podran Jueves
ser certificadas a trav6s del Congreso
Americano de Boliche, el Congreso ernes
International Femenino de Boliche, Mi6rcol
o el Congreso Junior Americano de
Boliche segfin sea aplicable. Todas Viernes
las ligas seran elegibles para los pre-
mios acostumbrados.
La Asociaci6n tambien aprob6 -
un aumento a las cuotas y eligieron *Los s
nuevos funcionarios y la Junta empleado
Directiva. . no obstar

es Agosto 15
Agosto 16

Agosto 17

es Agosto 29

Agosto 31'

partamento de Defensa y sus depen-
dientes de ciudadania estadouni-
dense. (Una tarjeta que servira
como permiso de entrada y salida y
de identificaci6n sera suministrada
por el Departamento'de Defensa a
los empleados que sean transferi-
La Division de Servicios Admi-
nistrativos actualmente esta distri-
buyendo las instrucciones, las soli-
citudes para pasaporte y los sobres
para las fotos de los pasaportes a los
oficiales administrativos de cada
division para que los entreguen a los
empleados que vayan a ser transfe-
ridos. Los empleados de la Divisi6n
de Escuelas que recibieron y com-
pletaron sus solicitudes para pasa-
portes antes de fines del afio escolar
s6lo necesitaran los sobres para las
El pr6xiino paso en este,progra-
ma es la programaci6n de las entre-
vistas familiares. El personal de las
Secciones de Licencias en ambos
sectors del Istmo esta actualmente
recopilando los documents de
cada familiar. Cuando se complete
la preparaci6n de 'los paquetes de
documents familiares, se le man-
dara a cada familiar una Tarjeta de
Notificaci6n de Cita. La tarjeta in-
dicara qu6 documents deberan ser
traidos a la entrevista para la obten-
ci6n del pasaporte y el nombre y ni-
mero de tel6fono del entrevistante.
Durante la entrevista tambi6n se
tomarAn las fotografias (utilizando
el mismo process Polaroid de las
tarjetas actuales) para las tarjetas
de identificaci6n de la Comisi6n.
Se efectuaran las entrevistas. en
ambos sectors del Istmo. En el
sector Atlintico, se efectuaran en
la Secci6n de Licencias de Marga-
rita. En el sector Pacifico, se efec-
tuaran en la Secci6n de Licencias
de Anc6n o en otra ubicaci6n c6n-
trica que sera anunciada mas
Despu6s del 10 de octubre de
1979, cuando la Secci6n de Licen-
cias cese de existir, la asistencia en
material de documentaci6n de em-
pleados de la Comisi6n la ofrecera
la Unidad de Asistencia al Emplea-
do de la Divisi6n de Servicios Ad-
ministrativos, una nueva unidad
que estara ubicada en la Escuela
Primaria de Diablo en el Edificio
5140 de Diablo.

Horario Fotogrifico -
Edificio de Asuntos Civiles, Pri-
mer Piso .............................
*Centro de Salud Mental, Edificio
6523, Biblioteca........................
*Hospital Coco Solo, Tercer Piso,
Sal6n de Conferencias ..............
Centro de Servicio Comunal de
Margarita, Segundo Piso..........
-Almacen de Ventas de Gamboa..
*Hospital Gorgas, Secci6n O, Sa-
l6n de Conferencias N� 3 ........
Edificio de Asuntos Civiles, Pri-
m er Piso ......................................
Centro de Servicio Comunal de
Margarita, Segundo Piso..........
Edificio de Asuntos Civiles, Pri-
mer Piso .... .......... ...........


8-12 1-4



9-12 I-4

8-12 1-4

8-12 1-4



itios diferenciados con un asterisco han sido destinados primordialmente para
s. ya que son areas de oficinas. Si la partida de vacaciones del empleado es inminente.
tie. y no podri acudir a otro lugar. sus dependientes lo podran acompafiar.


Julio 13, 1979

C a n a I 2 *A colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.

10:30-Club 700
11:30-Plaza S6samo
12:00-Super Agente 86
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Cine Vespertino
3.00-Super Amigos
4:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-TV-2 Informa
7:30-Reino Salvaje
8:00-Los Waltons
9:00-Acci6n y Misterio
I 1:00-Ultimas Noticias
11:30-Ultima Tanda

10:00-Catedral del Aire
10:30-Mundo Infantil
11:30-De Mujer a Mujer
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00--Fitbol en TV-2
2:30-El Ancho MFundo del Deporte
3:30-Aventureros del Camino

4:30- Harry O
6:30 -TV-2 Informa
7:30- Disco MAgico
8:00-Misterios de Hardy Boys y
9:00-Pepper Anderson Detective
10:00-Crimenes de Pasi6n
11:00-Cine de Oro

9:15-La Santa Misa
10:00-Cristianismo y Educaci6n
10:30-Todo por la Patria
12:00-- Loteria
12:30-Boxeo de Ayer y Hoy
2:00-Club PTL
3:00-Cine de Acci6n
6:00-Nuestros Invitados
8:00-Viaje FantAstico
9:00-Best Sellers
10:00-Super Estreno

C a n aI 4 *A colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.

10:30-Festival de Cartones
10:45-Consejos para Usted
10:55-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar*
11:45--Dick Tracy
12:00-Mr. Magoo
1:00 Informativo del
1:30 -Acompfiiame
2:30-Marcha Nupcial
3:30-l.os Fabulosos Cien
4:00-l.os Beatles
5:00- lutch Cargo
5:30--Dick Van Dyke
6:00 Tele~oticias RPC
7:00 - Pentagrama
8:00 Pasioqes Encendidas
9:00 Rafaela
10:00 Series de Acci6n
11:00 RPC al Dia
11:20 Magazine

10:00 Camino de la Verda
10:30 Festival de Cartones
10:45 Ahora
11:15 Ios Amigos del
S1:45 -Academia'del Espaci
12:15 Hogar. Dulce Hogar
1:30--- Martinez Blanco
6:00- elenoticias RPC
7:00--Richie Brockelman
8:00--El Caballero Azul
9:00- Barnaby Jones
10:00-Cine Monumental

9:00 Documental
9:15 la Santa Misa
10:00 Cristianismo
y tducaci6n
10:30 Todo por la Patria

300 Millones
Tigres Voladores
-Viaje a lo
CGran Cine

1:30- I-estival de Cartones
10:45 Consejos para Usted
11:15 El Arte de Cocinar
11:45 Dick Tracy
12:00- Mr. Magoo
12:15 Show de Eduardo II
1:00 Informativo del
1:30- Acompaifame
2:30 Marcha Nupcial
3:30- ios Fabulosos Cien
4:00 .os Beatles
4:30 Gasparin
5:00 Clutch Cargo
5:30 Dick Van Dyke
6:00 Tclenoticias RPC
7:00 Chespirito
d 8:00 Pasiones-Encendidas
9:00 Rafaela
10:00 Series de Acci6n
11:00 RPC al ia
11:20 Cine Colosal
10:30-Festival de Cartones
10:45 -Consejos para Usted
11:15--El Arte de Cocinar
11:45- Dick Tracy
12:00- Mr. Magoo
12:15 Antesala
I:00- Informativo del
1:30-- Acompaiame
2:30. Marcha Nupcial
3:30--.os Fabulosos Cien
4:00 .Los Beatles
4:30 -Gasparin
5:00 -Clutch Cargo
5:30 Dick Van Dyke
6:00 Telenoticias RPC

11:00-RPC al Dia
11:20-Cine Colosal

10:30 Festival de Cartones
10:45 Conseios para Usted
11:15 Festival de Cartones
12:00 Sorteo de los
12:30 Kaleidoscopio
1:00 Informativo del
1:30 Acomptifiame
2:30 Marcha Nupcial
3:30 l.os Fabulosos Cien
4:00 los Beatles
4:30 Gasparin
5:00 Clutch Cargo
5:30 Dick Van Dyke
6:00 Telenoticias RPC
7:00 Aventuras de
7:30 Heidi
8:00 Pasioncs Enccndidas
9:00 Rafaela
10:00 Series de Acci6n
11:00 RPC al Dia
11:20 Cine




Festival de Cartones
Consejos para Usted
El Arte de Cocinar
Dick Tracy
Mr. Magoo
I.a Criada Bien Criada
Information del
Marcha Nupcial
I.os Fabulosos Cien
.os Beatles
Clutch Cargo
Dick Van Dyke
Telenoticias RPC
Super Especial
Pasiones Encendidas



-Club 700
Plaza S&samo
Super Agente 86
Tras la Noticia
Cine Vespertino
Moby Dick
Especial de Hanna Barbera
Cocinemos con Rosita
-la Tremenda Corte
TV-2 Informa
-Los Practicantes
La Mujer Bi6nica
-Cine Favorito
-Ultimas Noticias
-Ultima Tanda


10:30-Club 700
11:30-Plaza S6samo
12:00-Super Agente 86
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1":00-Cine Vespertino
3.00-Tom y Jerry
3:30-Nuevas Aventuras de
4:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30--TV-2 Informa
8:00-ClAsico Familiar
9:00-Cosmos 1999
10:00--Starsky y Hutch
11:00-Ultimas Noticias
11:30-Ultima Tanda

10:30-Club 700
I 1:30 --Plaza Sesamo
12:00 I.oteria y Alegria
12:30 Tras la Noticia
1:00-Cine Vespertino
3.00 I.os Chicos del Espacio
3:30 Gulliver
4:00 -Cocinemos con Rosita
5:00 Bonanza
6:00-- La Tremenda Corte
6:30 -TV-2 Informa
7:30-Grandes Desastres
8:30-El Especial
9:00-Generaci6n 1965
9:30-Pioneros del Oeste
S1:00--Ultimas Noticias
11:30-Ultima Tanda


(Aire Acondicionado)

Domingo y lunes-Thank God It's
Friday (SIT).(PG)
Martes-Grizzly (SIT) (PG)
Mi6rcoles y jueves-Comes a


1 1:00

Club 700
Plaza Sesamo
Super Agente 86
Tras la Noticia
Cine Vespertino
Aventuras de Chan
Benito y Cecilio
Cocinemos con Rosita
La Tremenda Corte
TV-2 Informa
1.o Mejor del Boxeo
Barney Miller
Alta Temperatura
Ultimas. Noticias
Ultima Tanda

Domingo-Smokey and the Bandit
(SIT) (PG)
Lunes-The Amazing Captain Nemo
(SIT) (PG)
Mi6rcoles-Rollercoaster (SIT) (PG)

GUIA DE PELICULAS: (G) Audiencia general para personas de todas las edades. (PG) Se sugiere
la Gula de los Padres, pues parte de la pelicula no sera apta para nifios. (R) Restringida.
Menores de 17 aios tendran que ir acompaflados de uno de los padres a su guardian legal.
(X) No se admitiri menores de 17 alios. (SIT) Tftulos en espafiol.

Otros 27 Empleados se Jubilaron en Mayo y Junio

Los nombres de 27 empleados del
Canal han sido agregados a las
listas de jubilados del mes de mayo
y junio. Ellos son:

Leoncio Campos, primer oficinista
. de almacen de ventas, Divisi6n de
Abasto, sector Atldntico: 8 afios
1 mes 27 dias.
Branford Doyle, operario de ve-
hiculo a motor, Divisi6n de
Transportes a Motor, sector
Atlantico: 39 afios 4 dias.

Mary Elliot, cajera almac6n de ven-
tas, Divisi6n de Abasto, sector
Atlfntico: 22 afios 11 meses
8 dias.
Anthony S. Garcia, operario de
locomotora de esclusas, Divisi6n
de Esclusas, sector Pacifico:
32 afios 1 mes 7 dias.

William Gillespie, practice, Divi-
si6n de Operaciones de TrAnsito,
sector Atlantico: 21 afios 8 meses
II dias.
Jose I. Salazar G., electricista, Di-

12:00- Salvese Quidn Pueda , 7:00 PAginas de Oro 9:00 R;'faela . ..
12:30-Super Edici6n 8:00 Pasiones Encendidas 10:00 Series de Acci6n
Especial 9:00-Rafaela I1:00 RPC al Dia
1:00 -Domingo Deportivp 10:00--Series de Acci6n 11:20 Cine Colosal

Spillway del Canal de Panama '

Gobernador de la Zona del Canal Vicegobernador
Director Interino de Informaci6n Directora .
El SPLLWAY es una publicaci6n official del Canal de PanamA. Los articulos
que en ella aparecen pueden ser reproducidos libremente. Toda colabora- "%Es possible que 6ste sea el?
ci6n debe estar en la Oficina de Prensa antes del mediodia del viernes "Cielos .es ella?"
anterior a su publicaci6n. Despu6s de esa fecha s6lo se aceptarAn noticias "Cielos, es ella?"
oficiales de urgencia. Subscripci6n annual: correo ordinario $6; correo ordi- Dos viejos amigos represer
nario, para estudiantes $4; correo a6reo $19. Enviese cheque o giro postal recuerdan un romance de ha
a favor de The Panama Canal Company y dirigido a: Jefe de Servicios una de las obras del Festival
Administrativos, Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z. Teatro I

vision de Electricidad, sector Pa-
cifico: 17 aios 29 dias.
Cyril D. Adams, capataz trabaja-
dor de plant procesadora de le-
che, Divisi6n de Abasto, sector
AtlAntico: 41 afios 7 meses 4 dias.
Rupert S. Austin, operario de grtia,
Division de Terminales, sector
AtlIntico: 37 afios 4 meses
18 dias.
Anastacio Ayarza 0., obrero, Divi-
si6n de Mantenimiento, sector
Atlintico: 38 afios 8 meses
16 dias.
Vernal Bryan, trabajador de pana-
deria, Divisi6n de Abasto, sector
Atlantico: 32 afios 14 dias.

Thomas D. Erikson, jefe operario
de caseta de control, Divisi6n de
Esclusas, sector AtlAntico: 29
afios 6 meses 25 dias.
George G. Goddard, oficinista,
Capitania del Puerto de Crist6-
bal: 46 aios 3 meses 6 dias.
Telmo Gonzilez, fundidor, Divi-

itados por Jim Dunworth y Susan Liang
ace afios en el sainete "A Sunny Morning",
de Sainetes que se estrena esta noche en el
Dramatico a las 8 p.m.

si6n de Almacenes, sector Paci-
fico: 28 afios 9 meses 11 dias.
Elsie E. Hartwell, gerente de depar-
tamento detalmaq6n, Divisi6n de
Abasto, sector Atlantico: 21 afios
6 meses 26 dias.
Claude V. Holligan, trabajador de
almac6n, Divisi6n de Abasto,
sector Atlantico: 37 afios 3 meses
22 dias.
Kathleen M. Huffman, funciona-
rio de presupuestos y contaduria,
Division de Terminales, sector
Athlntieo: 27 afios 1 mes 22 dias.

Samuel Isaac, operario de grta,
Division de Terminales, sector
Atldntico: 31 afios 7 meses 5 dias.
Clinton A. Lewis, trabajador de
plant procesadora de leche, Di-
visi6n de Abasto, sector Atlin-
tico: 36 afios 26 dias.
Warren E. Le Doux, aparejador,
Division de Esclusas, sector
Atlantico: 35 afios 6 meses 7 dias.

Elwin S. Maitland, pasacables, Ca-
pitania del Puerto de Crist6bal:
39 afios 4 meses 8 dias.
Fernando Ostrea, controlador de
trifico maritime, Divisi6n de
Operaciones de Trdnsito, sector
Pacifico: 33 afios 1 mes 22 dias.
Clarisa M. DePass, oficinista de
abasto, Divisi6n de Abasto, sec-
tor Pacifico: 41 afios 6 dias.
Joseph S. Roach, operario de ve-
hiculo a motor, Divisi6n de
Almacenes, sector Pacifico: 21
afios 3 meses 26 dias.

Clinton B. Russell Jr., capataz
mecinico tornero, Divisi6n In-
dustrial, sector Atlfntico: 3! afios
10 meses.
Herman J. Thomas, estibador, Di-
visi6n de Terminales, sector Pa-
cifico: 24 afios 7 dias.
Clement E. Wilson, capataz de ope-
raciones de estiba, Divisi6n de
Terminales, sector Atlintico: 31
aiios 11 meses.

Enid May Wilson, encargada de
ventanilla-caja, Divisi6n de Abas-
to, sector Atlfntico: 37 afios
9 meses. 4 dias.
En la lista de jubilados que se
public en el SPILLWAY el 22 de
junio se debi6 acreditar a Oscar W.
Layne con 40 afios 6 meses y 19 dias
de servicio.

Pigina 2'

Viernes 13 de Julio de 1979


Julio 13, 1979


Toma Muchos Afios Hasta Para Ser Aprendiz de Practico

Donald Kat calcula que le tomara
por lo menos 20 afios llegar al 61ti-
mo escal6n en su profesi6n. A los
31 aios de edad, le faltan ocho afos
para lograr su meta.
No, Kat no es doctor, aunque se
pudiera hacer una comparaci6n
entire la profesi6n m6dica y la suya
propia en t6rminos de sus requeri-
mientos: dedicaci6n al trabajo,
habilidad en el desempefio de debe-
res, buen criterio, y, si las circuns-
tancias lo exigen, la habilidad de
actuar rapidamente en situaciones
de vida y muerte.
El Capitan Don Kat es un prac-
tico en adiestramiento del Canal
de Panama.
El y su excompafiero de escuela
Capitan Jeffrey Robbins, de 28
afios de edad, son los prActicos mas
j6venes del Canal. Ambos asistie-
ron a la Academia de la Marina
Mercante de los Estados Unidos en
King's Point, Nueva York, Kat dos
afios delante de Robbins. Pero sus
caminos se separaron despu6s de su
graduaci6n, y es puramente una
feliz coincidencia que se encontra-
ran nuevamente ingresando
grama de practices del Canaljusta-
mente una.semana aparte.

Rutas al Canal
Las rutas que eventualmente los
condujeron al Canal de Panama
fueron muy diferentes. Kat se cri6
en la Zona del Canal. Su padre el
Capitan Lambert W. Kat, es capi-
tin de remolcador jubilado.
Despu6s de cuatro afios en King's
Point, uno de los cuales lo pas6 en
el mar como cadete de naves mer-
cantes, Kai cumpli6 con los reque-
rimientos finales para su titulo al
aprobar el examen del Guardacos-
tas para obtener su licencia mari-
tima de tercer official.
Al aproximarse la terminaci6n de
la guerra en Viet Nam, escaseaban
las posiciones en la marina mer-
cante para nuevos oficiales de
cubierta. Kat encontr6 empleo en
los Grandes Lagos, una via acuati-
ca donde su licencia no valia. Pas6
seis meses como marinero y como
practice observador, entonces ob-
tuvo su licencia de practice de pri-
mera clase en los Grandes Lagos, la
cual comprende posiciones de ofi-
cial de cubierta, de tercer, segundo y
primer official. Ocup6 esas posicio-
nes durante ocho afios a bordo de
cargueros a granel que transportan
hierro, carb6n y granos de los puer-
tos nortefios del Lago tales como
Duluth en el Lago Superior a trav6s
del Lago Hur6n alas ciudades del
este como Buffalo, Nueva York en
el Lago Erie.
Contando con la experiencia
requerida, Kat tom6 y aprob6 el
examen comprensivo del Guarda-
costas de siete dias de duraci6n para
obtener su licencia de capitan en
1978, que lo autoriza.adesempefiar-
se como capitan de naves de tone-
laje ilimitado en los Grandes Lagos.
Doce afios de adiestramiento lo
habia preparado para probar sus
habilidades en el Canal de Panama.
Igual que Kat, Robbins pudo
escoger entire la Academia Naval de
los Estados Unidos en Annapolis y
King's Point. Uno de cinco hijos
varones de un capitan jubilado de
la Armada, Robbins y otro herma-
no escogieron la Academia de la
Marina Mercante, mientras los
otros tres asistieron a Annapolis
de donde se graduaron como avia-
dores navales.
Mientras Kat ingres6 en el pro-
grama de oficiales de cubierta en
King's Point, Robbins opt6 por la
dificil tarea de completar los reque-
rimientos participando en dos pro-
gramas, cubierta y maquina.
Durante sus cuatro afios en la
academia, pas6 un afio en el mar,

seis meses como official de cubierta y
seis meses en elcuarto de maquinas.
Despu6s de aprobar los examenes
de graduaci6n que requiereel Guar-
dacostas, Robbins obtuvo una li-
cencia maritima de tercer official
y una de ayudante tercero al maqui-
Doble Licencia
Con su double licencia obtuvoem-
pleo con Chevron, a bordo de bu-
ques cisternas que zarpaban de San
Francisco con destiny a Alaska y
Hawai durante tres afios y medio.
Cuando dej6 la Chevron para tra-
bajar con el Sindicato de Oficiales
Maritimos Asociados, el cual cuen-
ta con numerosas compaiias navie-
ras como clientes,'Robbins habia
ganado su licencia de primer official.
Robbins trabaj6 con la Compa-
flia Zapata, navegando por la costa
venezolana, y despu6s al Cove. Fue
a bordo del Cove Trader, un super
tanquero que Ileva petr6leo pro-
cedente de Alaska desde la Bahia de
Parita al oeste de Panama hasta los
puertos del Golfo y de la costa Este,
que tuvo su primer contact con el
Canal de Panama.
El Capitan del Cove Trader es un
antiguo practice del Canal de
Panama y fue 61 que le sugiri6 a
Robbins que considerara una ca-
rrera en esta via interoceanica.
Ahora que tenia su reci6n adquiri-
da licencia ilimitada de capital de
alta mar, Robbins se dirigi6 al
Istmo en 1978.
Robbins y Kat estan en la iltima
fase de cuatro fases, del program
de practice en adiestramiento de
19 meses de duraci6n. Si todo mar-
cha bien, al cabo de ese period
recibiran sus licencias acreditando-
los como "Pricticos del Canal de
Panama de Naves de Todo Tonelaje
para todas las Aguas de la Zona del
Canal-un titulo de much peso
con igual grado de responsabi-
Robbins explica,"Este es el inico
lugar del mundo donde un practice
asume el control total del barco.
En otras parties del mundo, funge
como asesor inicamente, y el capi-
tan acepta la responsabilidad si algo
sale mal. Aqui, por ley, un capitan

debe entregar el mando de su barco
al practice, y la Compafiia del
Canal de Panama acepta tanto la
responsabilidad como el daio".
Eso y el hecho que los practices
deben adquirir experiencia y pericia
en el manejo de las grandes naves en
cauces angostos tales como el Corte
Gaillard y en las esclusas de 110
pies de ancho son las razones por las
cuales toma ocho afios y seis meses
minimo llegar al nivel mis alto en el
escalaf6n de practices. El es el que
da las 6rdenes cuando lleva una
nave a trav6s del Canal que deja
poco margen en las esclusas como el
QE-2. Ocupar esta posici6n es a lo
que Kat y Robbins aspiran. Kat
comenta, "En realidad es en. ese
punto que uno es un practice
id6neo 100 por ciento del Canal de
Kat se describe a si mismo y-a
Robbins como aprendices de prac-"
tico que estan aprendiendo el oficio.
Durante un poco mas de un afio y
medio deben aprender observando
a los practices experimentadds en
su deber, haciendo preguntas, y
hasta que conozcan el Canal de ex-
tremo a extreme. Los ascensos en el
program de adiestramiento no son
automaticos. Dependen del nimero
de transitos realizados, el tiempo
que ha permanecido el practice en
grado, examenes escritos, y la eva-
luaci6n de su desempefio por los
otros practices.
Su adiestramiento comienza con
una orientaci6n de dos semanas: un
transito hacia el norte y uno hacia
el sur, visits al Centro de Control
de Trafico Maritimo, y observaci6n
de las actividades portuarias y de las
esclusas, las cuales incluyen conoci-
miento de las operaciones y carac-
teristicas de los remolcadores y las
locomotoras el6ctricas.

36 Transitos
Las pr6ximas 15 semanas sededi-
can a efectuar los 36 transitos re-
queridos con practices experimen-
tados a bordo de una variedad de
barcos con el objeto de observer
c6mo manejan las diferentes naves.
Tambi6n pasan various dias traba--

Los praicticos del Canal de Panami tripulan toda clase y tamafio de
- naves por la via acuitica.


efectuaron observando a los otros
practices. Los transitos, mas diez
dias de servicio de rada en ambos
sectors del Istmo les da derecho a
licencias para pilotear naves meno-
res de 526 pies de eslora.
En este punto ambos hombres
son puestos en la lista de rotaci6n
de practices y se les asigna deberes
regulars de practice por el resto
de su afio de adiestramiento. Kat
dice, "Ahora somos completamente
independientes". El primer mes tu-
vieron que completar nueve transi-
tos en naves menores de 400 pies de
eslora. Ahora han avanzado a la
fase de 460 pies y trabajan para
completar los 40 transitos requeri-
dos. Y durante el process ambos
han tenido experiencias que han
puesto a prueba todo el conoci-
miento, habilidad y firme criterio
que su adiestramiento en el Canal
les ha proporcionado. Kat tuvo una
experiencia espeluznante mientras
tenia el mando de un carguero chile-
no, y Robbins tuvo la suya al
mando de un pesquero japon6s.
Robbins estaba completando un
transito hacia el sur e iba pasando
el Muelle 6 en Balboa. Seg6n lo
describe, "Di la orden de ponerlo
en march a toda velocidad y girar
el tim6n normal a babor; pero el
tim6n se atasc6 todo a babor y el
barco dio una vuelta de 90 grades,
cruz6 delante de una nave que tran-
sitaba hacia el norte y se dirigia
directamente al muelle. Seguia di-
ci6ndole al capitan 'iTodo a estri-
bor!' y entonces vi como pateaba la
column de direcci6n. Los diez
hombres que se encontraban en la
proa del barco salieron corriendo."
Robbins dijo que sabia que no
habia suficiente tiempo para dar
march atras y no quedaba nadie en
la proa para soltar las anclas a fin
de disminuir la velocidad del barco.
Observ6 que la rapidez de la vuelta
del barco disminuia y se dio cuenta
que las patadas del capitan surtian
efecto y el tim6n respondia. La nave
entonces empez6 a girar drAstica-
mente hacia la derecha, realizando
una vuelta de 180 grades y por unos
25 pies no choc6 contra el muelle.
Sonando las sefiales de peligro,
el barco vir6 a trav6s del cauce,
cruzando nuevamente a unos 100
pies delante de la proa de la nave
que transitaba hacia el norte.
Robbins dijo que temia encallar
en la Ribera Oeste; pero disminuy6
la velocidad y lo maniobr6 nueva-

vir6 hacia la derecha y se dirigia
hacia una vieja caseta de concrete
detras de la imprenta de La Boca.
Kat orden6 march atras y dej6 caer
ambas anclas. Al mismo tiempo
llam6 al Control de Trafico Mari-
timo y les dijo que se salia del cauce.
La proa del barco gir6 mas hacia
estribor, casi chocando 'con la
caseta y se dirigi6 hacia el atracade-
ro del Club de Yates. Kat llam6 al
Control de Trafico Maritimo por
radio que avisaran al Club de
Yates y que sacaran a las personas
del area. Su barco pas6 una hilera
de yates, milagrosamente sin tocar
uno. Trat6 de sonar el silbato del
barco, pero 6ste tambi6n fall:
entonces le dijo al capitan que orde-
nara al official en la proa que reco-
giera una vara y golpeara la proa
del barco para alertar a cualquiera
que pudiera estar a bordo de'los
yates. El barco finalmente se de-
tuvo, y Kat supo mAs tarde que se
habia detenido aproximadamente
a 40 pies de un yate con tres
pasajeros a bordo.
Pero sus problems todavia no
habian terminado. El barco se
movia ahora hacia la popa, pero se
habia situado transversalmente a la
corriente. Kat tenia que sacarlo,del
atracadero y. entrar nuevamente en
el cauce antes que la marea lo lleva-
ra contra los otros yates. Para
mayor complicaci6n tuvo que man-
tenerse fuera del paso de un buque
cisterna que venia hacia el norte.
Nuevamente, la buena suerte preva-
leci6. El fusible defectuoso que
habia causado el fallo en el meca-
nismo de gobierno habia sido reem-
plazado y Kat nuevamente tenia el
control del tim6n. Dej6 pasar el
buque cisterna y movi6 su propio
barco sin novedad hasta el fon-
Casi Terminado
Kat y Robbins tienen 16 semanas
de deberes de transito a bordo de
naves menores de 500 pies de eslora
y 16 mas a bordo de naves menores
de 526 pies antes de completar su
adiestramiento. Desde ese punto en
adelante sera cuesti6n de avanzar
seg6n el tiempo en grado y el
nimero de transitos.
Pero los largos afios de prepara-
ci6n y el lento ascenso hasta la posi-
ci6n de practice id6neo del Canal
valen la pena, opinan. Kat, en resu-
men dice: "Comparado con todo
lo que he hecho, este es a la larga el
empleo mas excitante y exigente
que jams he desempefiado".

Pagina 3

"Prdctico del Canal de Panamd de Naves de Todo
Tonelaje para todas las Aguas de la Zona del Canal",
-un titulo de much peso e igual media de

jando en la rada, a bordo de naves
que atracan y trabajando con el
practice de rada. Al final de la fase
dos, Robbins y Kat tomaron un
examen extensive de una semana
de duraci6n que comprendi6 ma-
terial en el C6digo de Reglamentos
Federales con relaci6n a la navega-
ci6n en las aguas de la Zona del
Habiendo aprobado el examen y
completado satisfactoriamente las
primeras diecisiete semanas de
adiestramiento, recibieron sus li-
cencias de Practico del Canal de
Panama, Limitadas a Naves Meno-
res de 225 pies.
Fue durante la tercera fase del
adiestramiento que tuvieron su pri-
mera oportunidad de desempefiarse
como practices por su propia cuen-
ta. Durante el period de 12 sema-
nas, Robbins y Kat tuvieron que
efectuar 30 transitos, inclusive
transitos solo a bordo de naves de
tamailo lir-itado. Kat efectu6 cinco
solos y Robbins 12, y el resto lo

mente al cauce y lo dirigi6 hacia el
mar, pasando debajo del puente.
Una lancha lo recogi6, como si
hubiera sido un transito rutinario,
y el pesquero continue su viaje al
Recordando el incident, Rob-
bins observa la situaci6n con cierto
toque de humor, comenzando con
el hecho que l1 mide cinco pies diez
pulgadas y desempefi6 sus deberes
en una caseta de mando construida
para hombres que miden cinco pies
cinco pulgadas. Pero se torna serio
al considerar lo que hubiese suce-
dido si no hubiese mantenido la
calma y si la buena suerte no hubie-
se estado de su parte. El barco hu-
biera encallado cerca del estaciona-
miento del Centro de Control de
Trafico Maritimo, dice.
En una situaci6n igualmente es-
peluznante, Kat navegaba hacia el
norte en el cauce mas alli del Club
de Yates de Balboa en un barco de
casi 400 pies de eslora cuando fall
el mecanismo de gobierno. El barco

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Julio 13, 1979


Lista de Vacantes y Traslados

Para Empleados
Todo solicitante capacitado recibira consideraci6n para trabajo sin distinci6n de raza,
religion, color, nacionalidad, sexo, edad, partidarismo y afiliaci6n political u otro factor no
meritorio. Debera someterse una solicitud por separado para cada uno de los empleos que
aparecen en la lista. Los salaries indicados ser n aumentados a los ciudadanos de los EE. UU.
por medio del diferencial apropiado ademas del factor de impuesto cuando deba aplicarse.
El simbolo I indica que es necesario un examen escrito. El simbolo I indica que es una
posici6n de seguridad donde puede emplearse solamente a ciudadanos estadounidenses.

NMecinico de Telfonos MG-10 ................................ $7.52
Ticnico(a) en Biologia NM-7 ..... ........ .... $12,979.20
Ayudante Yesero MG-5 (QNE 9-30-79) ................ $3.00
Yesero M G-9 (QNE 9-30-79) .................................... $5.38



Las solicitudes deberin presentarse al Ramo de Empleo y Colocaci6n de Personal, Edificio
,449-X, Anc6n, o en el Edificio 1105, Crist6bal, usando el Formulario 443, SOLICITUD PARA
TRASLADO, en un plazo no mayor de siete (7) dias calendarios despuds de la fecha de esta
publicaci6n. Este plazo de 7 dias esti suieto a pr6rroga seg6n petici6n de la Divisi6n que este
anunciando la vacant, o segin decision del Jefe del Ramo de Empleo y Colocacibn de
Personal. Los requisites pueden ser revisados en la Biblioteca de la Zona del Canal. Pueden
obtenerse mayores informes en el Ramo de Colocaciones, telefonos 52-3583, 52-7996
6 43-1288. 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 arriba. La oficina del Coordinador esta
situada en el Edificio 449-X, Sal6n 101, Anc6n, Zona del Canal, telefono 52-7570.

Fijan Para el 15 de Agosto Venta

Especial de Trece Sellos de la Zona

Habri una venta especial filatelica de los siguientes 13 sellos de la
Zona del Canal el 15 de agosto:

le .Ordinario
2c Ordinario
3c Ordinario
4c Ordinario
Sc Ordinario
13c Ordinario
20t Ordinario
30c' Ordinario
lic Correo Adreo
20c Correo A6reo
22r Correo Aereo
25c Correo A6reo
30c Correo A6reo

Verde ............
Carmin ...........
Morado .........
Chocolate .......
Azul ..............
Negro ..............
Aceituna .........
Azul .............
Verde .............

Las personas que deseen cual-
quiera de estos sellos deberin enviar
sus pedidos a la Agencia Filat6lica,
Balboa, Zona del Canal. Los pedi-
dos enviados por correo deberan
Ilevar el matasellos fechado el
15 de agosto a mas tardar. La re-
mesa que debe acompafiar cada
pedido, debera hacerse por giro
postal o cheque certificado, e incluir
el franqueo a vuelta de correo y si
desea que se envie por correo certi-
ficado o si el pedido es por valor
de $20 o mis. Si no se incluye el
dinero suficiente para pagar el fran-
queo y las cuotas aplicables, el pedi-
do sera reducido de acuerdo con la
cantidad necesaria para cubrir los
gastos del servicio solicitado o
La venta de bloques con el n6-
mero de plancha sera limitada a un

........... Gorgas
.......... Roosevelt
...........Edificio de Administraci6n
........... Stevens (Rotary Press)
........... Cascadas
:olate., ,. Rousseau
......... -.Williamson
........... Serie 1971
ojo .... Serie 1965
........... Serie 1976
.......... Serie 1968
........... Serie 1965

bloque de seis de los sellos ordina-
rios de 1, 2, 3, 20 y 30 centavos, y un
bloque de cuatro de los sellos ordi-
narios de 4, 5 y 13 centavos, y los
sellos de correo adreo de 11, 20, 22,
25 y 30 centavos.
Todos los bloques de plancha
seran limitados a diez por persona.
Los pedidos de posici6n no po-
dran ser llenados si piden menos de
una hoja entera.
SNumeros de planchas y/o varias
posiciones seran proporcionadosde
acuerdo con las restricciones-y li-
mitaciones mencionadas cuando las
soliciten y est6n disponibles.
Cuando se pidan numeros de
plancha y estos no pueden ser pro-
porcionados, bloques regulars de
la Casa de la Moneda sin los n6me-
ros de planchas seran suministrados
a menos que se indique lo contrario.

iTenga Cuidado Con Que Toma sus Medicinas!

La pr6xima vez que se sirva un
vaso de leche para tomar una cap-
sula de tetraciclina, pi6nselo dos
veces. El combinar tetraciclina con
cualquier product lacteo que con-
tiene calcio, como el queso, yogurt o
leche, puede afectar seriamente la
habilidad de su cuerpo de absorber
la droga efectivamente.

Habri Exhibici6n

De Tapices de Cuero
Una exhibici6n de los tapices de
Georgina Linares realizados en
cuero incrustado con motives pre-
colombinos se Ilevara a cabo en el
Banco Chase Manhattan de Balboa
del 16 al 31 de julio.

No mezcle medicines con soda,
jugos de fruta o vegetables. Estas
bebidas pueden crear exceso de
acido, lo cual puede disolver la
medicine en el est6mago en vez de
los intestines, donde se debe
Una combinaci6n de alimento y
droga que en efecto es peligrosa
para su salud es la de tomar medici-
nas recetadas para depresi6n o pre-
si6n alta con vino Chianti, yogurt
o queso. La interacci6n puede cau-
sar severos dolores de cabeza, he-
morragia cerebral, hasta la muerte.
Para mas informaci6n, solicite el
folleto gratuito al Food and Drug
Interactions, Consumer Informa-
tion Center, Dept. 698F, Pueblo,
Colorado 81009.

Ofreceran Curso Thcnico Medico de Emergencia

El Hospital Gorgas ofrecerA un
curso de adiestramiento basico para
T6cnicos M6dicos de Emergencia
de 81 horas de duraci6n a fines de
este mes. Las classes se dictarAn dia-
riamente de 8:30 a.m. a 12 meridia-
no durante un period de cinco se-
manas. Ciertas lecciones requeriran
que el estudiante permanezca en el
sal6n despu6s de las 12 meridian.
El prop6sito del curso es brindar
a los solicitantes interesados el
adiestramiento t6cnico que necesi-
tan para calificar para futuras posi-
ciones de.T6cnico M6dico de Emer-
gencia, NM-3/5..
Los solicitantes deben satisfacer
los siguientes requerimientos:
S. .Tener un diploma de una
escuela secundaria o su equivalent,
v.g., Desarrollo de Educaci6n Ge-
. . . Saber-leer, hablar, escribir y
comprender el idioma ingl6s y
hablar y comprender el idioma
. . . Tener una licencia valida de
operario de vehiculo a motor de la
Zona del Canal o de la Reptblica de
S. .Pasar una prueba de fuer-
za, que consiste en levantar tres
sacos de arena de 100 libras cada
uno, y moverlos del suelo a una
camilla de ruedas que esti a una
distanc.ia de cuatro pies; mover la
camilla seis pies y descargarla, Ile-
vando cada saco un trecho de cua-

Hay Matricula Abierta

Para 124 Cursos en la

Universidad de la Zona

Ciento veinticuatro cursos irnclu-
yend los nuevos sobre'follore y
repaso de mecanografia y taquigra-
fia serin ofrecidos en la Universi-
dad de la Zona del Canal el semestre
que comienza en agosto.
La matricula esta abierta ahora
hasta el 13 de agosto.
La matricula para estudiantes de
tiempo complete patrocinados sera
igual que antes, $240. La matricula
para estudiantes de tiempo parcial,
sin embargo, ha sido cambiada un
poco a causa de la inflaci6n fijAn-
dose la tarifa baja en $27 por cr6dito
de semestre y la tarifa alta en $69
por cr6dito de semestre. Los que
quieren ser oyentes en una clase
pagan la tarifa baja sin considerar
su lugar de residencia.
La matricula para estudiantes de
tiempo complete no patrocinados
tambi6n ha subido un poco a$1,187
para el semestre que empieza en
Los militares tendran derecho a
asistencia en el pago de la matricula.
Se espera que habra bastantes becas
para otros estudiantes de otros sec-
tores de la Zona del Canal y de
Unos horarios convenientes de
tamafio de bolsillo pueden obte-
nerse en la oficina principal de la
Universidad de la Zona del Canal en
su campus en el Camino La Boca.
Se puede matricular de lunes a vier-
nes, de 7:15 a.m. a 12:30 p.m. y de
1:30 hasta las 3 p.m. Para mas infor-
maci6n sirvase Ilamar al 52-3107.

Cierran Bolsa de Trabajo

Hoy es el iltimo dia en que aque-
Ilos empleados que recibieron noti-
ficaciones de Reducci6n de Perso-
nal el mes pasado podrAn acudir a la
Oficina de la "Bolsa de Trabajo"
de la Autoridad del Canal de
La oficina, que estA ubicada en el
Edificio 133 en Paraiso, permane-
cera abierta hasta las 5 de la

tro pies y para colocarlo.en un es-
pacio sefialado, sin dejar caer
ninguno de los sacos.
. . . Aprobar un examen de pri-
meros auxilios escrito en el idioma
Aquellas personas quecompleten
satisfactoriamente el adiestramien-
to y que aprueben el examen final
deben ser tituladas por el Registro
National de T6cnicos M6dicos de
Emergencia. Los participants no
titulados deben entonces competir
bajo los pro'cedimientos del Sistema
de M6rito de la Zona del Canal para
las posiciones de T6cnico M6dico
de Emergencia (Ambulancia),
NM-3/5, y se les tomara en cuenta

El Re
(Viene de
zinger, Kathy Kessel, John Crae-
mer, Maria Len-Rios, Tony Len-
Rios, Eric L6pez, Hans L6pez,
Chris Medrano, y Margarita Wong.
El Rey y Yo present un ballet
dentro de la obra. Un grupo de bai-
larinas del Ballet Nacional de
Panama representara a los persona-
jes principles en el baile intitulado,
"The Small House of Uncle Tho-
mas" (La Pequefia Casa del Tio
Tomas). El papel del Tio Tomas lo
interpreta Guillermo Tribaldos: la
Pequefia Eva es Vicki Morris; el
Pequefio Topsy, Jos& Pinz6n Serre;
Eliza, Ana Acela Smith; el Rey
Sim6n de Legree, Alberto GonzA-
lez; y el Angel, Robert Lee Pefia. El
papel de Buddha lo interpreta Mike
Lieber con James Gamboa, Bill
Quinn y Manuel Fraguela como los
Perros Cientificos.
Las otras personas que aparecen
como guardias, curas, esclavos,
hu6spedes, bailarinas y mecanicos
son Gilbeno Bjrrla,.Toid'dHeaton,
Alcides Torres, Catherine Collver,
Vega Drew, Kerrie Hill, Suzanne
Hinek, Paul Gibbs Jr., Joyce Tuc-
ker, Jillian Collins, Stephanie Co-
rin, Carrie Cotton, Douglas Harris,
Andrea Holloway, Diedre Mateer,
Nicole Meyer, y Heather Pylant.
El Rey y Yo se estrena el 27 de
julio y se presentara durante dos
semanas en el Auditorio de la
Escuela Secundaria de Balboa y el
15 de agosto se presentara en el Tea-
tro Nacional de PanamA por cuatro

Empleados del Canal

Participan en los VIII

Juegos Panamericanos
Cinco empleados del Canal de
Panama son integrantes de la dele-
gaci6n de PanamA a los VIII Jue-
gos Panamericanos que se celebran
actualmente en San Juan, Puerto
Walter Amadee, supervisor de
la Farmacia del Hospital Gorgas,
esti compitiendo en los events de
pista y campo; Eduardo Morrell,
que trabaja en la Penitenciaria de
Gamboa, es un lanzador para el
equipo de bola suave de PanamA; y
Feliciano Villalobos, de la Divi-
si6n de Policia, es miembro del
equipo de tiro de Panama.
El maestro de la Escuela Secun-
daria de Crist6bal Henry Jones es el
entrenador de pista y campo, y
Oscar Suman Carrillo, supervisor
de las piscinas y de seguridad, Divi-
si6n de Escuelas, es funcionario de
- pista y campo.

S Una charla de introducci6n a la
Meditaci6n Trascendental sera ofre-
cida a las 7 p.m. el mi6rcoles 18 de
julio en el cuarto 204 de la Universi-
dad de la Zona del Canal. Se invita
al p6blico.


Psioina d

'~b"'L~ - � "' "~'~ ''''' ~~-`~ -

al Ilenar tales vacantes con perso-
nal local. Puede obtenerse informa-
ci6n adicional sobre estos procedi-
mientos en la Oficina Central de
Examen en Anc6n.
Los interesados deberin someter
su solicitud SF171 al Funcionario
de Personal de la Direcci6n de
Salubridad, Oficina de Operaciones
de Administraci6n, Box O, Balboa
Heights, Zona del Canal, dentro de
siete dias a partir de la fecha de este
anuncio. Los solicitantes deben
proporcionar el n6mero telef6nico
de su residencia u oficina para que
puedan avisarles con respect al
horario de la prueba de fuerza

la pdgina I)
noches. Se pueden hacer-reservacio-
nes Ilamando al 52-5176 y al 52-
6845, a partirdel 16 dejuliode 1979.

Institute de Ingenieros

Se Reunirh Julio 18
La SecciDn de Panama del Insti-
tuto de Ingenieros de Electricidad y
de Electr6nica (IEEE) celebrari
una reuni6n-cena a las 7:30 p.m. el
18. de julio en el restaurant La Casa
del Marisco ubicado en la Avenida
Balboa en la ciudad de Panama.
Celedonio Moncayo del IRHE
ofrecera una chirla sobre regulado-
res de generador y el Presidente de
la Secci6n Antonio Raven informa-
ra sobre la reunion regional annual
celebrada el mes pasado en Rio de
SPaa hacer reservacionesllamara
Carlds Escoffery o a Jorge Aleman
al 52-7763.

J6venes de Gamboa

Organizan Serie de

Concursos de Ortografia
Cada jueves, desde ahora hasta
comienzos de septiembre, habri un
concurso de ortografia en la Biblio-
teca Circulante de Gamboa. Se in-
vita a todos los nifos de la Zona del
Canal a participar, y pueden com-
petir en una de cuatro categories.
Las cuatro categories son: segun-
do grado, tercer y cuarto grado,
quinto y sexto grado, y s6ptimo y
octavo grado.
La series finalizara con un gran
Sconcurso, y se otorgaran premios.
El concurso de ortografia es
Spatrocinado por Hilda Butcher,
bibliotecaria de la Biblioteca Circu-
lante de Gamboa, y es organizado
por un grupo dej6venes que resident
en Gamboa. Son Gregory Funk,
president; Stephanie Hallinan, se-
cretaria; Dawn Chadwick, sub-
secretaria; Jim Steele y Lili Ruelas,
relaciones piblicas; Tom Hayes y
Blanca Ruelas, premios; y Cookie
McKeon, publicidad.

Los Ingenieros Militares

Se Reunirin en Rodman
La Sociedad de Ingenieros Mili-
r tares Americanos, Puesto de Pana-
mi, celebrara su reunion mensualel
miercoles por la noche, 18 de julio
en el Club de Oficiales de Rodman.
El orador invitado sera el Juez
John Baker, official del Ej6rcito ju-
bilado, que prest6 servicio con el
Cuerpo de Ingenieros.
El bar estara abierto para el que
quiera comprar bebidas de 6:30 a
S7:30 p.m. Luego se servira la cena,
i que cuesta $5.75 por persona.
El vestuario es guayabera.