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:
March 27, 1981
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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Additional check-cashing facility opens

SMore Thian 66 Years of Service to World Commerce

The Panama Canal Spillv

Vol. XIX, No. 30 Friday, Mar

- The Office of Financial Manage-
ment has arranged with Chase
ay7 Manhattan Bank, N.A. to provide
an additional payroll check-cashing
facility for Atlantic area employees
h 27, 1981 effective Monday; March 30.
The facility is on the west side of
Building 1105, the Cristobal Ad-
ministration Building, opposite the
former Port Captain's Building and
C; adjacent to the: former Optical
Section location. The facility will
. operate only on Panama Canal
Commission paydays between the
hours of 8:30 a.m. and I p.m.
This service is provided to Com-
mission employees by the Chase
Manhattan Bank, N.A., through its
Colon branch office. In order to
assist these bank tellers, it is

Nonprofit groups may
. pick up documents
The transitional documents for 69

Photo by Don Goode
With one of the Commission's new exhibit display murals in the background, Director of Public
Affairs Luis C. Noli is briefed on the office's various publications by Deputy Director of Public Affairs
and Chief of Public Information Willie K. Friar.

Noli, Friar head new Office of Public Affairs

With the retirement of Infor-
mation Officer Victor G. Canel (see
story below), the Commission's
Information Office has been restruc-
tured and renamed the Office of
Public Affairs.
Luis Carlos Noli, well-known
Panamanian journalist, has been
ap jipoifiefdDirectoro f Public'Affairs
and Willie K. Friar, currently the
Assistant Information Officer, will
assume new duties as the Chief of
Public Information and the Deputy
Director of Public Affairs.
The restructuring is aimed at
providing an official framework for
an increased emphasis on the
strengthening of the Commission's
relationships with steamship in-
terests worldwide, in particular
Canal customers; and enhancing the
image of the Commission with the
people of Panama and the United
States, in keeping with the policy of
furthering the partnership concept
embodied in the -Panama Canal
Treaty of 1977.
As Director of Public Affairs,
Noli is the first Panamanian in the
history of the Canal organization to
occupy the position. of head of an
independent unit. Noli will maintain
close contact with representatives of
the local and international news
media and with the Commission's
public affairs counterparts in the
Panama government and in U.S.
government agencies on the Isthmus.

A veteran journalist with more
than 40 years in the news business,
Noli began his career with the
Panama-American while still a
student at Balboa High School.
It was through his education there
and later at Canal Zone College,
where he graduated with the class of
1937, that Noli gained the pro-
ficiency in English that was to be
indispensable in his work as a
reporter and later editor of the Star
and Herald; as a reporter for the
Associated Press for 30 years; as
translator/interpreter for the Pan-
ama Canal Treaty Negotiating Com-
mission during the final stages of the

Canal treaty negotiations; and,
immediately afterwards, as the press
attach for the Panamanian Em-
bassy in Washington, D.C.
Having spent nearly half his life
covering the Canal Zone as a
newsman, Noli has considerable
insight into the concerns of Com-
mission employees.and Canal area
residents. He believes that the major

contribution he can make as a
member of the Commission work
force will be to assist in promoting
communication during a period in
Canal history that in his words
"requires the utmost in teamwork,
and understanding."
Known for his modesty con-
cerning his personal achievements,'
(Continued on page 3)

nonprofitt organizations in me Iormer
Canal Zone are now ready at the
Ministry of Commerce and In-
dustries. Lists of those organizations
have been published in the local
press. Representatives of those
organizations concerned are urged
to pick up the documents as soon as
To accept the documents, legal
representatives for the nonprofit
organizations must appear in person
at the offices of the Ministry of
Commerce and Industries located
on the 17th floor of the National
Lottery Building on Cuba Avenue
between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
For more information call Ara-
celli Mirquez of the Ministry of
Commerce and Industries at 27-
4222, extension 119, or Gladys Diaz,
Administrative Services Division, at

Canel retires to enjoy "good life" in France

by Vicki M. Boatwright
A life of travel and writing awaits
Vic and Joyce Canel as they leave
the Canal area on Monday.

Victor G. Canel served as the
Commission's Information Officer
until his retirement last week. He
and his wife Joyce, a journalist best
known in the Isthmian community
for having begun the journalism
program offered at the Panama
Canal College, already have a good
start on phase two of their lives: they
spent the first week of"retirement"
in Cuba, Canel's childhood home.
The visit promised to be a trip
down memory lane for Canel, as
well as an opportunity to write
about a once-familiar country that
has undergone vast changes in the
years since his departure.

Born in Staten Island, N.Y.,
Canel moved to the Cuban sugar
mill town of Chaparra at the age of
four with his widowed mother and
six brothers and sisters. As a
teenager he lived in Havana, where
his paternal grandmother, a prolific
writer, was employed with Diario de
la Marina, the oldest newspaper in

Four generations of his family
have been in the newswriting
business, including four of the five
brothers in Canel's immediate fam-
ily. The oldest, Buck, now deceased,
was internationally known as a
sports writer and announcer for the
Spanish language version of the
Gillette Parade of Sports.

Canel's parents were born in
Spain. His mother was a teacher of
English and his father, a writer and
businessman who once served as an
interpreter for Teddy Roosevelt

during the president's visit to South
Fluency in English and Spanish
and a gift for writing have been the
(Continued on page 3)

Photo by Arthur Pollack
The Canels said goodbye to the Panama Canal with one last trip
aboard the U.S. "Las Cruces." It was a particularly meaningful
farewell owing to the fact that the couple was married aboard the
launch 11 years ago, a union Vic Canel regards as the crowning
achievement of his life.

", t

requested that employees present
only Panama Canal Commission
identification cards when cashing
payroll checks.
This facility is more conveniently
located to the Canal operating area
than is the Bank's Colon Branch,
and it is hoped that employees will
utilize this additional service.
Any inquiries or comments con-
cerning this facility may be directed
to the Supervisor, Treasury Branch-
Atlantic, Mount Hope, Building
7031, telephone 46-7399.

Motorboat operators
must obtain licenses
All motorboat operators must
have a valid operator's license which
may be obtained at the Captain of
the Port Building in Balboa next to
Pier 18. Persons who have an old
Panama Canal Motorboat License
issued before October 1979, or a
Panama Canal Local Board of
Inspectors Boat License issued after
October 1979, should bring the
license and three I D-size photos and
complete an application form. In the
former case, no fee is charged for the
new license, but a small fee is
charged for persons with an old
Panama Canal Local Board of
Inspectors License.

Anyone not having a motorboat
operator's license must complete:an
application form, bring three ID-
size photos and first obtain a
Learner's Permit. This permit is
valid for six months and during this
period, the person may return to the
Captain of the Port Building and
take a written test which, if passed,
will result in the issuance of a
Motorboat Operator's License.

Take note

* The Balboa High School
Symphonic Band, under the
baton of Ed Carwithen, will open
the annual spring concerts at 7:31
p.m. on Thursday, April 2, at the
BHS Auditorium. The featured
soloist for the evening will be
Randy Tinnin in Haydn's Trum-
pet Concerto. The public is
cordially invited to attend. Ad-
mission is free.

* The Recreation Services Di-
vision office at the Balboa Gym
will not be open tonight because
of the Balboa Relays. The office
will resume regular hours of
operation tomorrow morning.

* The Margarita Residents'
Advisory Committee will meet at
7 p.m. on Wednesday, April I,
upstairs in the Margarita Service
Center. Since it is April Fools'
Day, there will be a special
program. Refreshments will be
* The deadline for vehicle
inspection and registration is
Tuesday, March 31. Owners of
vehicles not displaying the 1981
license plate after this date are
subject to heavy fines and a $10
late inspection fee. Newcomers to
the Isthmus have 30 days from
the date of arrival of their
vehicles to have them inspected
and registered.


March 27, 1981

/ April 5
Elks golf tourney
The previously postponed annual
Elks 1414-1542 Golf Tournament
has been set for April 5 at Summit
Golf Course. The event teams the
BPO Elks 1414 in Balboa against the
BPO Elks 1542 in Margarita.
Tee time for a shotgun start will be
at 8 a.m. Golfers may make up their
own pairings or may leave it up to
the tournament committee. Those
making their own pairings should
inform the tournament committee.
All contestants should check in at
the starters' table upon arrival at the
golf course. Notification of tee
assignment will be made upon
Panama draft beer will be
available on the golf course. Also,
after all scores have been tallied and
prizes awarded, a tenderloin steak
lunch will be served by the Summit
Golfers should sign up with their
respective lodges or contact Tom
Pierce at 52-6674.

Tour of
Panama's Casco Viejo
The Valent Recreation Center is
featuring a walking tour of the
Casco Viejo at 8:30 a.m. tomorrow.
There is a $1.50 fee which must be
paid in advance. For more informa-
tion, call 87-5526.
Dance class
The Balboa Y's ballet, tap and
jazz class will resume on April 1 and
will meet every Wednesday and
Friday from 3:30 to 5 p.m. All boys
and girls age three and older are
welcome to join.
Balboa relays
The 31st Annual Balboa Relays
will be held today and tomorrow at
Balboa Stadium beginning at 5:30
p.m. each evening. The relay meet,
sponsored by the Balboa High
School Student Association, is the
only sports event in Central and
South America that invites com-
petition among all of the U.S.
Forces, Department of Defense
Schools and track clubs in the
Republic of Panama.
Several of the events are the 100-
yard dash, the 440-yard dash, the
mile run, the three-mile run, the 440
relay, the sprint medley relay, the
discus throw, the shot put, the high
jump, and the running long jump.
The events are for adults and
elementary, junior and senior high
school track and field finalists.
Balboa High School, the winner
of last year's competition, will be
entering a strong team as is the
Guardia Nacional, last year's second
place winner.

Flea market
A flea market, sponsored by the
Orchid Chapter No. 1 of the Order
of the Eastern Star, will be held from
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April
11, at the Scottish Rite Temple in
Balboa. Everyone in invited to take
this opportunity to sell some of the
"white elephants" in their homes.
Tables may be rented for $7 and $12
depending on their size. For more
information and to rent a table call
Eve Breaden at 52-5860, Delia
Henderson at 52-6622 or Yolanda
Paul at 52-2025.
Chicken barbecue
The Fort Clayton NCO Wives
Club is sponsoring a chicken bar-
becue at the Valent Recreation
Center beginning at 3 p.m. on
Saturday, April 4. There is a $2
charge and the public is invited to
attend. For more information, call
Rick Shapiro
farewell golf tourney
A Mexican Best Ball Golf Tour-
nament is being sponsored by Pan
American and Braniff airlines in
honor of Rick Shapiro at 8 a.m. on
Saturday, April 4. Each team in the
event will consist of one golfer from
each of the approximate handicap
groupings: A player-0 to 8; B
player-9 to 12; C player-13 to 18;
and D player-19 to 36. Participants
are welcome to make up their own
teams or sign up to be put on a team.
The deadline for registration, which
may be done at any Isthmian golf
club pro shop, is Wednesday, April
1. The $8 entry fee includes the
tournament, lunch and courtesy

Quarry Heights
Officers' Wives
The April meeting of the Quarry
Heights Officers' Wives Club will be
held on April 8 at the Quarry
Heights Officers' Club. The pro-
gram begins at 10:45 a.m. with a
social hour followed by the election
of club officers at 11:30. Lunch will
be served at 11:45 which will include
wine-tasting sponsored by Felipe E.
Motta and Company of Panama
City. The cost of the lunch is $3.75
per person and reservations may be
made by calling Carole Welch at 82-
3388, Janelle Proctor at 82-4224 or
Carolyn Roberts at 86-2343.

Dive Club
The next meeting of the Balboa
Dive Club on Wednesday, April 1.
at 7:30 p.m., will feature Dr. Phillip
Akers who will speak on diving
medicine and the latest advances in
this field. The meeting will be held in
the Falcon Room of the Albrook
Officers' Club and everyone is
invited to attend.

BHS reunion
Plans are now being finalized for
the ten-year reunion of the Balboa
High School Class of '71. The
reunion will be held in New Orleans
from June 5 to 7, and reservations
must be made by May 1. In order to
make arrangements, and to assure
that participating graduates, teach-
ers and friends receive the reunion
material on time, names for the
mailing list should be sent im-
mediately to Randy Edwards, 1446
N. Dearborn, No. 5-B, Chicago,
Illinois 60610

NSPE meeting
The next meeting, of the Panama
Canal Society of Professional En-
gineers will be today at 6:30 p.m. at
the Fort Amador Officers' Club.
Featured speakers will be Frank
Lee, the society's national director
and C6sar Kiamco, chairman of
Professional Engineers in Govern-
ment who will report on the NPSE
1981 winter meeting held in the
United States. Kiamco will also
speak on "Earthquake-Resistant
Dwellings," specifically geared to
this area of the world.
There will be a pay-as-you-go bar
and free hors d'oeuvres. Spouses
and guests are also invited to attend.

Concert series
The National Concert Associa-
tion will soon open its 1981 season.
A wide variety of delightful and
beautiful performances will be pre-
sented, including the modern dance
troupe of Jennifer Muller, pianist
Sequeira Costa, guitarist Narciso
Yepes, violinist Ruggiero Ricci, the
chamber orchestra "The New Solo-
ists of Vienna," and the Argentine
choral group "Conjunto Pro-M6-
sica de Rosario." The season begins
in May and continues into October.
The ticket price for each of these
six concerts is $12 and reservations
may be made by calling the National
Theater at 22-2302. Season tickets
are only $55 and may be purchased
from the National Concert Associa-
tion. To reserve season tickets write
the association at Apartado Postal
4231, Panama 5, R.P. or call 25-

16th Annual


Track and

Field Meet

Photos by Arthur Pollack

Brian Pifia of Fort Kobbe strains to give
his all during the 440-yard relay.

Terrance Richardson of Howard, first place, Steve Shelia Whitney of Coco Solo approaches
Browning of Curundu, second place, and Alvaro a hurdle with a little apprehension and a
Vargas of Balboa, third place, enjoy the sweet lot of concentration.
taste of victory.

With unbounded enthusiasm, the Los Rios cheering section
encourages its team to make the extra effort.

It's anybody's race as Steve Browning, left, and
Terrance Richardson sprint towards the finish line
during the 440-yard relay.


Timekeepers Herb Raybourn, left, Buo
Antone and Fred Cotton compare the
results of a close race.

Pane 2

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March 27, 1981


New Office o
Noli has, nonetheless, been greatly
honored by both his government
and his colleagues in the news
business. As president of the For-
eign Correspondents Association,
he received the Order of Vasco
Nifiiez de Balboa, in recognition of
that association's contribution to
Panama's world image. Noli also
was the recipient of the Order of
Manuel Amador Guerrero, upon his
retirement as editor of the Star and
Herald, in recognition of his out-
standing career in journalism and
was named Panama's Newsman of
the Year in 1963.
Noli and his wife Cecilia reside in
Las Cumbres. They have three
children and seven grandchildren
and are soon to become great
As Chief of Public Information
and Deputy Director of Public
Affairs, Willie K. Friar is the highest
ranking woman in the Commission.
She will provide support to the
Director of Public Affairs in the
planning and execution of the
Commission's information and pub-
lic affairs activities, in addition to

f Public Affai
overseeing the production of all
Office of Public Affairs publica-
tions, such as the SPILLWAY and the
Panama Canal Review. She is also
responsible for the planning and
designing of Canal exhibits to be
used for local and international
First employed with the In-
formation Office as a writer, Friar
has more than 12 years experience in
presenting a positive image of the
Panama Canal through brochures
and information leaflets which she
wrote and designed and as editor of
the Panama Canal Review, the
Commission magazine recently hon-
ored for its excellence by the
National Association of Govern-
ment Communicators. As Press
Officer and later as Assistant
Information Officer, she has dealt
with representatives of the news
media from around the world during
the exciting and demanding days of
the Panama Canal Treaty negotia-
tions and implementation.
Prior to coming to the Isthmus in
1969, Friar wrote, edited and took
photographs for an employee maga-

Annual junior golf tourney tees off

Applications are now being ac-
cepted for the 1981 Panama Ama-
teur Golf Association (PAGA)
Mutual of Omaha Annual Junior
Golf Championships. The tour-
nament will be played on April 13
through 15. Any boy or girl in the
Republic of Panama between the
ages of 9 and 18 and who has not
reached his or her 19th birthday by
July 15, 1981, is eligible to enter.
The following schedule and cat-
egories will be used: Boys ages 13
and 14 play.April 13 at Summit Golf
Club; Boys ages 15 and 16 play April
14 at the Panama Golf Club; Boys
ages 17 and 18 play April 15 at the
Fort Amador Golf Club; Boys ages 9
and 10 play April 13 at Summit Golf
Club; Boys ages II and 12 play on
April 14 at the Fort Amador Golf
Club; and all girls play April 15 at
the Fort Amador Golf Club.

The medal-play tournament will
consist of 54 holes with five flights
for boys and with the number of
flights for girls depending upon the
number of entries. Contestants 12
years old or younger will play nine
holes a day for a total of 27 holes.
Contestants will be placed in flights
according to their age as of July 15,
The tournament will determine
the Isthmian junior champions and
select qualified representatives to
play in stateside tournaments. Prizes
will be awarded at a luncheon
following play on April 15 at the
Fort Amador Golf Club and hosted
by the PAGA.
There is no entry fee and
registration will close on April 11.
For more information, call Burt
Mead at 52-5108 or William Nickis-
her at 52-6661.


(Continued from page 1)

zine of a well-known textile com-
pany in Graniteville, S.C.; worked
for Stars and Stripes and as an
accredited news/ photographer cor-
respondent for a U.S newspaper
while living in Germany; freelanced
as a feature writer and photographer
in Denmark; and edited two editions
of a guidebook for Kentucky while
living in that state.
She is a graduate of the Henry W.
Grady School of Journalism at the
University of Georgia.
Friar and her sons Robert, soon
to graduate from the College of
William and Mary in Williamsburg,
Va., and Bill, a senior at Balboa
High School, have travelled through-
out the world.
She recently returned from a trip
to the Far East, where she rep-
resented the Commission at the
Expoship '80, International Ship-
ping Exhibition in Hong Kong and
met with government officials of
China Ocean Shipping in Peking.

New psych course
begins at PC College
The first course of a new, two-part
series in applied psychology will
begin at the Panama Canal College
on Saturday, March 28. Behavior
and Emotional Regulation I (PSY
120) will meet for 3 hours on
Saturday, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30
The two-credit course is designed
as an adult-education class for
people seeking methods of self-
regulation and emotional control to
reduce their anxiety, to resolve
conflicts, or to increase self-under-
According to Dr. Ted Corin,
Assistant Dean of Panama Canal
College, a follow-up course entitled
Behavior and Emotional Regulation
II will be offered in June and will
emphasize designing and implemen-
ting a self-behavioral management
program for the individual.
Those interested in knowing more
about these courses may call the
Panama Canal College at 52-3107.

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Photo by T. G. Kaye Richey
His ambition is to be a Canal pilot, but for now Hector 0. Ibarra is
flying off to Holland to board the oil tanker "ESSO Interamerica,"
where he will serve a nine-month tour of duty as third officer-in-
training, theposition he earned as the honorgraduate of Panama's
"Escuela Ndutica" (Nautical School). Ibarra is pictured here with
his proud father, Victorio Ibarra, a launch seaman employed by
the Commission at Cristobal. The senior Ibarra has more than 30
years of service with the Canal. The new officer, who graduated on
February 27 as a merchant marine deck officer, participated in the
1977 and 1978 marine training programs offered by the Panama
Canal organization to students of the Escuela Ndutica.

Canel retires (Continued from page I)

tools with which Canel has fashioned
is own career, both in and out of
federal service.

Prior to answering an ad in
"Editor and Publisher" that was to
lead him to a job as assistant to the
Information Officer of the Panama
Canal Company in 1964, he was for
16 years Pan American World
Airways' Miami-based editor and
public relations "troubleshooter" in
charge of dealing with the news
media in Latin America.

That job brought him to Panama
on many occasions. But he had had
his first look at the Panama Canal
one night in 1943, horizontal on the
bunk of a troop ship carrying
members of the 4th Marine Division
to Camp Pendleton, en route to the
South Pacific.

The decision to "be a marine" had
been made on December 8, 1941.
Canel saw action at Saipan, Iwo
Jima and Tinian. His war experi-
ences were to shape his thinking
concerning life and its problems
foreverafter. His chance of survival
under exploding mortar fire that
felled his closest buddies created in
Canel a lasting sense of his own
mortality .and led him to the
conclusion that there is little worth
worrying about in this world except
matters of life and death. It is a

personal philosophy that has en-
abled him to keep his head and his
patience as Information Officer
when all about him were losing

For the Canels, leaving Panama is
the ending of one chapter and the
beginning of another. Among the
things they leave behind: many years
of tropical living, including the
rather dubious distinction of having
been the keepers of a couple of
kinkajous; dozens of people in and
out of the news business who have
enjoyed their friendship, their wise
counsel, their hospitality and Vic's
inimitable cartoons; and several
professional writers (including the
author of this story) who got their
start in journalism in Joyce's class at
the college.
They will take up a new language
and a new way of life in France
beginning in August. But first, they
plan a trip to the United States to
visit with four of Canel's five
daughters, then on to Germany to
spend time with a fifth daughter and
her family who were recently
stationed there. After that, it's travel
through Europe by rail, a journey
that will lead them back to where
they most belong: in front of
typewriters, pounding out accounts
of their experiences for newspaper

Photo by Phillip Larke
These three young equestriennes, TammiLarke, left, Colleen Garcia and Maria Ameglio, and their
trusty mounts, are just some of the participants in the three-day Fort Clayton Annual Horse Show
which will begin tonight at 6 p.m. The show continues on Saturday,'beginning at 4 p.m. and Sunday,
starting at 10:30 a.m. English events, judged by an American Horse Show Association certified judge,
will be featured tonight and Saturday. Western events are also scheduled for Saturday, and Sunday
will offer "Paso Fino" horses judged by top Peruvian and Colombian judges. Tickets for this exciting
event which are good for all three days and cost $2for adults and $1 for children, may be purchased
at the gate. . . .

Panama Canal Spillway
Administrator, Panama Canal Commission Deputy Administrator
Chief of Public Information Editor
The SPILLWAY is an official Panama Canal publication. Articles may be reprinted without
further permission by crediting the PANAMA CANAL SPILLWAY as the source. News items
should arrive in the Press Office by noon, Thursday, the week prior to publication. Only
urgent, official material will be accepted after the deadline. Yearly subscriptions: regular mail
56; regular mail students $4; airmail $19. Send check or money order payable to the Panama
Canal Commission, to the Panama Canal Information Office. APO Miami 34011.

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Mexican mariachis fill the night air with lively music. Los Mariachis A steady stream of people passes through thefair's main gate. Visitantesileganconstantemente ala feria para disfrutarde la
mexicanos animan la noche con su alegre m6sica. numerosas atracciones que ella ofrece.

The Commission display tent "shapes up" under the guidance of Panama Canal guide Tony
Grenald. La carpa que alojaria la exhibici6n de la Comisi6n toma forma bajo la supervision del
guia del Canal de Panama "Tony" Grenald.

A fairgoer pauses to admire a display of Panama's delicious agricultural products. Un, visitante de
feria se detiene para,admirar los deliciosos products agricolas en exhibici6n.

No Panamanian fair would be complete without folkloric dances with performers dressed in the traditional pollera and montuno.
Ninina feria panamefla estaria complete sin los bailes folkl6ricos en, que los bailarines lucen la traditional pollera yel montuno.

SLmmlll~ lAI5ll$h~ ...
Oldtimerspause for a drink at one of the numerous ,efreshl
hacen una-pausa para tomar un refresco en uno de los nu

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Foto por Don Goode

Con uno de los nuevos murales que se exhibirdn en las exposiciones de la Comisi6n comofondo, el
Director de Relaciones Pblicas Luis C. Noli recibe una orientaci6n sobre las distintas publicaciones
de la oficina, de parte de la Subdirectora de Relaciones Pdblicas y Jefa de Informaci6n Pdblica Willie
K. Friar.

Noli, Friar dirigen nueva Oficina de Relaciones Publicas

Tras la jubilaci6n del Director de
Informaci6n Victor G. Canel (vea
articulo a continuaci6n), la Oficina
de Informaci6n de la Comisi6n ha
sido reestructurada y su nombre
cambiado a la Oficina de Relaciones
Luis Carlos Noli, conocido perio-
dista panamefio, ha sido nombrado
Director de Relaciones Puiblicas y
Willie K. Friar, actualmente la
Asistente del Director de Informa-
ci6n, asumira nuevas funciones
como Jefa de Informaci6n Pfblica y
Subdirectora de Relaciones Pfbli-
La reorganizaci6n procura esta-
blecer una estructura official que d&
mayor 6nfasis al fortalecimiento de
las relaciones de la Comisi6n con los
intereses navieros a nivel mundial,
en especial los usuarios del Canal y
mejorar la imagen de la Comisi6n
con los pueblos de Panama y de los
Estados Unidos, en cumplimiento
de la political de fomentar el
concept de sociedad previsto en el
Tratado del Canal de Panama de
Al asumir el cargo de Director de
Relaciones Publicas, Noli seconver-
tira en el primer panamefio en la
historic de la organizaci6n del Canal
que ocupa el cargo de jefe de una
unidad independiente. Mantendra
estrecho contact con los represen-
tantes de la prensa local e interna-
cional y con los colcgas de relaciones
p6blicas en el gobierno de Panama,
en la Embajada de los Estados
Unidos y en las Fuerzas Armadas de
los Estados Unidos en Panama.
Noli, veteran periodista con mas
de 40 afios en la actividad periodis-
tica, inici6 su carrera con The
Panama-American cuando ain era
estudiante en la Escuela Secundaria
de Balboa.
Fue su educaci6n alli y posterior-
mente en la Universidad de la Zona
del Canal lo que le permiti6 a Noli
lograr el dominio del ingl6s que le
seria tan indispensable en su trabajo
como reporter y despu6s como
director del Star and Herald; como
reporter de la Prensa Asociada por
mas de 30 afios; como traductor/
interprete de la Comisi6n Nego-
ciadora del Tratado del Canal de
Panama durante la fase final de las
negociaciones, e, inmediatamente

despu6s, como agregado de prensa
de la Embajada de Panama en
Washington, D.C.
El haber pasado casi la mitad de
su vida cubriendo la Zona del Canal
como periodista, le ha permitido a
Noli tener un profundo conoci-
miento de las inquietudes de los
empleados de la Comisi6n y de los
residents del Area canalera. Opina
que la mayor contribuci6n que

Canel a disfru
Por Vicki M. Boatwright

Una vida de paseo y de escribir
aguarda a Vic y a Joyce Canel
cuando se despidan del area del
Canal el lunes.
Victor G. Canel se desempefi6
como Director de Informaci6n de la
Comisi6n hasta su jubilaci6n la
semana pasada. El y su esposa
Joyce, una periodista mas conocida
localmente por haber iniciado el
program de periodismo que se
ofrece en la Universidad del Canal
de Panama, ya tienen un buen
comienzo en la segunda fase de sus
vidas: pasaron la primera semana de
"jubilaci6n" en Cuba, hogar de la
infancia de Canel.
La visit prometia ser un recorri-
do por la send de los recuerdos para
Canel, asi como , tambien una
oportunidad para escribir acerca de
un pais que una vez le fue familiar y
que ha sufrido grandes cambios
desde su partida.
Nacido en Staten Island, Nueva
York, Canel se mud6 a la poblaci6n
del ingenio cubano de Chaparra a la
edad de cuatro afios con su madre,
que habia enviudado, y sus herma-
nos y hermanas. Como adolescent
vivi6 en La Habana, donde residia
su abuela paterna,una escritora
fecunda que trabajaba para el
Diario de la Marina, el peri6dico
mas viejo en Cuba.
Cuatro generaciones de su familiar
han estado en la profesi6n periodis-
tica, incluyendo a cuatro de los cinco
hermanos de la familiar Canel. El
hermano mayor, Buck, fallecido, era
conocido internacionalmente como
escritor y comentarista deportivo
para la version en espafiol de la
Cabalgata Deportiva Gillette.
Los padres de Canel nacieron en
Espafia. Su madre era maestra de

puede hacer como miembro de la
fuerza laboral de la Comisi6n sera
contribuir a promover la comuni-
caci6n durante un period en la
historic del Canal que seg6n sus
propias palabras requiree un 6pti-
mo de comprensi6n y trabajo
Conocido por su modestia en lo
que respect a sus logros personales,
(Contintda en la pdgina 3)

Abre nueva agencia para cambio de cheques

Mis tie 6f Aios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

, Grupos no lucrativos
a retirar permisos

El Ministerio de Comercio e
Industries tiene listos los documen-
tos de reconocimiento legal provi-
sional de 69 organizaciones no
lucrativas de la antigua Zona del
Canal., Listas de estas organiza-
ciones han sido publicadas en la
prensa local. Se insta a los repre-
sentantes de las organizaciones
interesadas a que retiren los docu-
mentos a la mayor brevedad possible.
Para obtener los documents, los
representantes legales de las orga-
nizaciones no lucrativas deberan
presentarse a las oficinas del Minis-
terio de Comercio e Industrias
localizadas en el piso 17 del Edificio
de la Loteria Nacional de Benefi-
cencia en la Avenida Cuba,de7 a.m.
a 3 p.m., de lunes a viernes.
Para mayor informaci6n !lame a
Aracelly Marquez del Ministerio de
Comercio e Industrias al 27-4222,
extension 119, o a Gladys Diaz, en la
Division de Servicios Administra-
tivos, al 52-3305.

tar la 'buena vida' en Francia
ingl6s y su padre, escritor y El pleno dominio del ingl6s y del
comerciante, una vez sirvi6 de espafiol y un don para escribir han
interprete de Teddy Roosevelt du- sido los medios con los cuales Canel
rante la visit del president a Sur ha moldeado su propia carrera,
America. (Contina e a en la pdgina 3)

Foto por Arthur Pollack
Los esposos Canel dicen adi6s al Canal de Panamd con un ultimo
viaje a bordo de la Lancha "U.S. Las Cruces". Fue una despedida
particularmente significativa debido a que la pareja contrajo
matrimonio a bordo de esta lancha hace 11 alios, una uni6n que
Vic Canel consider como el mds important logro de su vida.


Spillway del Canal de Panama

Viernes 27 de Marzo de 1981

Vol. XIX. NQ 30

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La Oficina de Administraci6n de
Finanzas ha hecho arreglos con el
Banco Chase Manhattan, N.A., de
proporcionar otra agencia para el
cambio de cheques de salario de los
empleados del sector Atlantico, a
partir del lunes 30 de marzo.
Esta agencia esta situada en el
sector occidental del Edificio 1105,
Edificio de Administraci6n de Cris-
t6bal, frente al antiguo Edificio de la
Capitania de Puerto y contiguo a la
antigua secci6n 6ptica. La agencia
s6lo estara abierta los dias de pago
de la Comisi6n del Canal de
PanamA, entire las 8:30 a.m. y I p.m.
El Banco Chase Manhattan,
N.A., proporcionara este servicio a
los empleados de la Comisi6n por
medio de su sucursal en Col6n. A fin
de ayudar a los cajeros del banco, se
le solicita a los empleados presentar
s6lo las tarjetas de identificaci6n del

Canal de PanamA cuando cambian
sus cheques de salario.
Esta agencia esta mejor situada
con respect al area de operaci6n del
Canal que la sucursal de Col6n, y se
espera que los empleados utilicen
este servicio adicional.
Cualesquier comentarios o pre-
guntas que tengan con respect a
este servicio pueden dirigirlos al
Supervisor, Ramo de Tesoreria-
Atlantico, Edificio 7031, Mount
Hope, tel6fono 46-7399.

Operarios de naves
deben tener licencia
Todos los operarios de lanchas a
motor deben tener una licencia que
se puede obtener en el Edificio de la
Capitania de Puerto en Balboa, a un
costado del Muelle 18. Las personas
que tengan una licencia vieja de
operario expedida antes de octubre
de 1979, o una licencia expedida por
la Junta de Inspectores Locales
despues de octubre de 1979, debera
presentar la licencia y tres fotos
tamafio carnet y Ilenar el respective
formulario de solicitud. En el primer
caso, no se cobra tarifa por la nueva
licencia, pero si se cobra una
pequefia tarifa a las personas que
tengan una licencia vieja de la Junta
de Inspectores Locales del Canal de

Toda persona que no tenga una
licencia para operar lanchas a motor
debe presentar un formulario de
solicitud, tres fotos tamafio carnet y
obtener un Permiso de Aprendiz. El
permiso es valido por seis meses y
durante este period, la persona
puede regresar a la Capitania de
Puerto y presentar un examen
escrito que, de seraprobado, bastar
para expedir la Licencia de Operario
de Lancha a Motor.

* La oficina de la Divisi6n de
Servicios Recreativos situada en
el gimnasio de Balboa no abrira
esta noche debido a los events
de relevo de Balboa. La oficina
reanudara su horario regular
mafiana por la mafiana.
* El Comit6 Asesor de Resi-
dentes de Margarita se reunira el
mi&rcoles 1I de abril a las 7 p.m.
en los altos del Centro de
Servicios Comunales de Marga-
rita. Como es el Dia de los
Inocentes en los EE.UU., habra
un program especial. Se servi-
ran refrescos.

* El l6timo dia para revisar su
vehiculo y obtener la placa
respective es el martes 31 de
marzo. Los duefos de vehiculos
que no porten las places para
1981 despu6s de esta fecha
estaran sujetos a pagar multas y
pagar un recargo de $10 por el
revisado tardio. Los duefos
reci6n Ilegados al Istmo tienen 30
dias a partir de la fecha de legada
de sus vehiculos para llevarlos a
revisar y para registrarlos.
* La Banda Sinf6nica de la
Escuela Secundaria de Balboa
bajo la direcci6n de Ed Car-
withen, inaugurara los conciertos
anuales de primavera el jueves 2
de abril, a las 7:31 p.m., en el
Auditorio de la Escuela. El
solista invitado de la velada sera
Randy Tinnin, ejecutando el
Concierto de Trompeta de Haydn.
Se invita al p6blico en general a
asistir. La entrada es gratis.


Marzo 27, 1981

/ Curso de baile
El curso de ballet, zapateado y de
jazz que patrocina el YMCA de
Balboa se reanudara el 10 de abril y
se dictara los mi6rcoles y viernes, de
3:30 a 5 p.m. Todos los nifos y nifias
mayores de tres afios estan invitados
a ingresar.

Tomeo de golf de despedida
para Rick Shapiro
Un Torneo de Golf estilo Mexi-
cano sera patrocinado por las
Aerolineas Pan American y Braniff
en honor de Rick Shapiro el sabado
4 de abril, a las 8 a.m. Cada equipo
en el event constara de un golfista
de cada una de las categories
aproximadas de handicap: Catego-
ria A-0 a 8; Categoria B-9 a 12;
Categoria C-13 a 18; y Categoria
D-19 a 36. Los participants
podran former sus propios equipos
o inscribirse para ser incluidos en
alguno de los equipos. El 61timo dia
para inscribirse, lo cual puede
hacerse en cualquiera de los clubes
de golf en el Istmo, es el mi6rcoles 19
de abril. La cuota de inscripci6n de
$8 incluye el torneo, almuerzo y
bebidas de cortesia.

/ Club de buceo
BLa pr6xima reuni6n del Club de
Buceo de .Balboa el mi6rcoles 10 de
abril, a las 7:30 p.m. presentara al
Dr. Phillip Akers quien disertara
sobre la medicine de buceo y los
iltimos adelantos en este campo. La
reuni6n tendra lugar en el Sal6n
Falc6n del Club de Oficiales de
Albrook. El publico en general esta
invitado a asistir.

Carrera de relevos
de Balboa
La 31a Carrera Anual de Relevos
de Balboa tendra lugar hoy y
mafiana en el Estadio de Balboa a
partir de las 5:30 p.m. La competen-
cia de relevos, patrocinada por la
Asociaci6n Estudiantil de la Escuela
Secundaria de Balboa, es el 6nico
event deportivo en Centro y Sur
Am6rica que invita a competir a las
Fuerzas Armadas de EE.UU., las
Escuelas del Departamento de De-
fensa y los clubes de pista y campo
del pais anfitri6n.
Algunos de los events incluyen
carreras de velocidad de 100 yards,
de 440 yards, las carreras de una
milla y de tres millas, la carrera de
relevo de 440 yards, la carrera corta
de velocidad de relevo, el lanzamien-
to del disco, el lanzamiento de la
bala, el salto alto y el salto largo.:
Pueden participar hombres, mujeres
y estudiantes de las escuelas prima-
La Escuela Secundaria de Balboa,
ganadora de la competencia del afio
pasado, se enfrentara a un equipo
fuerte como es el de la Guardia
.Nacional de Panama, ganador del
segundo puesto el afio pasado.

Mercado de articulos
El Capitulo Orchid N� I de la
Orden Eastern Star, esta patroci-
nando un baratillo de articulos que
tendra lugar el sAbado I1 deabril,de
9 a.m. a 2 p.m., en el Templo de Rito
Escoc6s en Balboa. Se invita al
publico en general a aprovecharesta
oportunidad para vender uno de
esos articulos innecesarios que ten-
gan en su hogar. Se pueden alquilar
mesas por $7 y $12, seg6n el tamario.
Para alquilar una mesa u obtener
mayor informaci6n, Ilame a Eve
Breaden al 52-5860, a Delia Hender-
son al 52-6622 o a Yolanda Paul al
Parrillada de polio
El Club de Esposas de Clases de
Fuerte Clayton esta auspiciando
una parrillada de polio en el Centro
Recreativo Valent, el sabado 4 de
abril a partir de las 3 p.m. La cuota
es de $2 y se invita al publico en
general a asistir. Para mayor infor-
maci6n Ilame el 87-5526.
Se reunira Club de
Esposas de Oficiales
La reuni6n de abril del Club de
Esposas de Oficiales de Quarry
Heights tendra lugar el 8 de abril en
el Club de Oficiales de Quarry
Heights. El program se iniciara a
las 10:45 a.m. con una hora social
seguida por la elecci6n de la nueva
directive del club, a las 11:30 a.m. Se
servira el almuerzo a las 11:45 a.m.,
que incluira una sesi6n de catar
vinos ofrecida por Felipe E. Motta y
Compafiia de la ciudad de PanamA.
El cost del almuerzo es de $3.75 por
persona y las reservaciones pueden
hacerse Ilamando a Carole Welch al
82-3388, a Janelle Proctor al 82-
4224 o a Carolyn Roberts al 86-

Reuni6n de graduados
de Balboa
Se estan concluyendo los prepa-
rativos finales de la reuni6n para
conmemorar el 10I aniversario de la
graduaci6n de 1971 de la Escuela
Secundaria de Balboa. La reuni6n
tendra lugar en Nueva Orleans del 5
al 7 de junior, y las reservaciones
deben hacerse a mas tardar el 1Q de
mayo. A fin de hacer los arreglos y
asegurar que los graduados, maes-
tros y amistades que asistiran
reciban a tiempo el material de la
reunion, los nombres para elaborar
la lista de correspondencia deberin
enviarse de inmediato a Randy
Edwards, 1446 N. Dearborn, NO 5-
B, Chicago, Illinois. 60610

Torneo de golf de Elks
El Torneo de Golf Anual de los
Elks 1414-1542, que habia sido
aplazado, ha sido fijado para el 5 de
abril en el campo de golf Summit. El
event sera entire la Logia Elks
BPOE 1414 de Balboa y la Logia
Elks BPOE 1542 de Margarita.
A las 8 a.m. se dara la serial para
iniciar el torneo. Los golfistas
pueden former sus propias parejas o
pueden dejar que las forme el comit6
del torneo. Todos los participants
deberan inscribirse en la mesa de
registry al llegar al campo de golf.
La notificaci6n del orden fijado para
iniciar el turno sera hecha al
Habra venta de Cerveza Panama
en barril en el campo de golf.
Tambi6n, despues que todas las
anotaciones hayan sido sumadas y
otorgados los premios, el concesio-
nario de Summit servira un al-
muerzo de filete.
Los golfistas deberin inscribirse
en sus respectivas logias o llamar a
Tom Pierce al 52-6674.

Reuni6n de ingenioros
La pr6xima reuni6n de la Socie-
dad de Ingenieros Profesionales
(NSPE) del Canal de Panama
tendra lugar hoy alas 6:30 p.m., en el
Club de Oficiales de Fuerte Ama-
dor. Los oradores principles seran
Frank Lee, director de la sociedad
national y C6sar Kiamco, president
de los Ingenieros Profesionales en el
Gobierno, quienes darin su informed
sobre la reuni6n de invierno 1981 de
la NSPE celebrada en los Estados
Unidos. Kiamco tambi6n disertara
sobre "Terremoto en Residencias
Resistentes", dirigido especifica-
mente a esta area del mundo.
El bar estara abierto. Los bocadi-
llos son gratis. Tambi6n se invita a
los c6nyuges y hu6spedes a asistir.
Serie de conciertos
La Asociaci6n Nacional de Con-
ciertos iniciara pr6ximamente su
temporada de 1981. Una amplia
variedad de agradables y excelentes
funciones sera presentada, inclu-
yendo la compaiia de danzas
modernas de Jennifer Muller, el
pianist Sequeira Costa, el guitarris-
ta Narciso Yepes, el violinist
Ruggiero Ricci, la orquesta de
camara "Los Nuevos Solistas de
Viena", y el grupo coral argentino
"Conjunto Pro-M6sicade Rosario".
La temporada comenzard en mayo y
finalizard en octubre.
El precio del boleto para cada uno
de estos seis conciertos es'de $12 y se
pueden hacer reservaciones Ilaman-
do al Teatro Nacional al 22-2302.
Los boletos para la temporada solo
cuestan $55 y pueden adquirirse de
la Asociaci6n Nacional de Concier-
tos. Para reservar boletos para la
temporada escriba a la Asociaci6n al
Apartado P6stal 4261, PanamA 5,
Rep6blica de Panama, o llame al 25-
4992 6 25-4951.

Justa Anual

de Pista y

Campo de


Fotos por Arthur Pollack

Brian Pifla, de Fuerte Kobbe, se estira
para dar lo m6ximo de si a su equipo
durante el relevo de 440 yards.

Con gran entusiasmo, la barra de Los Rios anima a su equipo para que
haga su mdximo esfuerzo.

Terrance Richardson, de Howard, ocupante del
primer lugar, Steve Browning, de Curundu,
segundo lugar, y Alvaro Vargas, de Balboa,
tercero, disfrutan tras su brillante actuaci6n.

En emocionante final, Steve Browning, izquierda, y
Terrance Richardson se aproximan veloces a la
meta durante el relevo de 440 yards.

Shelia Whitneyde Coco Solo, se acerca
a la valla con cierta aprehensi6n y
bastante concentraci6n.

Los cronometristas Herb Raybourn, iz-
quierda, Buo Antone y Fred Cotton
comparan sus respectivos resultados en
un apretado event.

Piaina 2

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MarZo 27 1981


Nueva Oficina de Relaciones Piblicas (Viene de la pdgina 1)

Noli ha recibido honrosas distin-
ciones de su gobierno y sus colegas
en la profesi6n periodistica. Como
president de la Asociaci6n de
Corresponsales Extranjeros, recibi6
la Orden Vasco Nunez de Balboa, en
reconocimiento a las contribuciones
de dicha asociaci6n a la imagen de
Panama en el mundo. Noli tambi6n
recibi6 la Orden Manuel Amador
Guerrero, aljubilarse como director
del Star and Herald, en recono-
cimiento de su extraordinaria carre-
ra periodistica y fue designado
Periodista del Afto en PanamA en
Noli y su esposa Cecilia resident en
Las Cumbres, PanamA. Tienen tres
hijos y siete nietos y muy pronto
serAn bisabuelos.
Como Jefa de Informaci6n Pfbli-
ca y Subdirectora de Relaciones
P6blicas, Willie K. Friar es la mujer
de mas alto rango en la Comisi6n.
Ella le dara apoyo al Director de
Relaciones P6blicas en la planifi-
caci6n y la ejecuci6n de las activi-
dades de informaci6n y de relaciones
piblicas de la Comisi6n, ademAs de
supervisor la producci6n de las
publicaciones de la Oficina de
Relaciones Pfblicas, tales como el

SPILLWAY y el Panama Canal
Review. Tambi6n es responsible de
la planificaci6n y el disefio de las
exposiciones del Canal de Panama
en events locales e internacionales.
Empleada por primera vez en la
Oficina de Informaci6n como es-
critora, Willie Friar tiene mas de 12
afios de experiencia en presentar una
imagen positive del Canal de
Panama por medio de folletos y
volantes que redact6 y disefi6, y
como editor del Panama Canal
Review, la revista de la Comisi6n
que recibi6 recientemente una dis-
tinci6n por su excelencia de parte de
la Asociaci6n Nacional de Comu-
nicadores del Gobierno. Como
Official de Prensa y posteriormente
como Subdirectora de Informaci6n,
ha atendido a los representantes de
los medios publicitarios de alrede-
dor del mundo durante los emocio-
nantes y exigentes dias de las
negociaciones y ejecuci6n del Tra-
tado del Canal de Panama.
Antes de venir al Istmo en 1969,
Friar escribi6, edit6 y tom6 foto-
grafias para una revista de emplea-
dos de una compafia de textiles muy
conocida en Graniteville, Carolina
del Sur; trabaj6 para el peri6dico

Se inicia torneo annual de golf junior

Ya se estAn aceptando las solicitu-
des para los Campeonatos Anuales
de Golf Junior Mutual of Omaha
1981, de la Asociaci6n de Golf
Aficionado de Panama. El torneo
tendra lugar del 13 al 15 de abril.
Cualquier muchacho o muchacha en
la Rep6blica de Panama entire los 9 y
18 ailos de edad, que no haya de
cumplir los 19 afios de edad hasta el
15 de julio 1981, es eligible para
Se ha anuncia(to el siguiente
horario y categories: Muchachos de
13 y 14 afios jugaran el 13 de abril en
el Club de Golf Summit; de 15 y 16
aiaosjugaran el 14 de abrilenelClub
de Golf de Panama; de 17 y 18 arios
jugaran el 15 de abril en el Club de
Golf de Fuerte Amador; de 9 y 10
afios jugarAn el 13 de abril en el Club
de Golf Summit; de 11 y 12 afios lo
harAn el 14 de abril en el Club de
Golf de Fuerte Amador; y las
muchachas jugarAn el 15 de abril en
el Club de Golf de Fuerte Amador.

El torneo por el trofeo constarA de
54 hoyos con cinco categories para
muchachos. Las categories para las
muchachas dependent del n6mero de
participants. Los participants me-
nores de 12 afios jugaran nueve
hoyos por dia para un total de 27
hoyos. Los competidores seran
colocados en categories seg6n sus
edades cumplidas al 15 de julio de
El torneo determinarA qui6nes
son los campeonesjslnior del Istmo y
se escogerA a representantes califi-
cados para jugar en torneos en los
Estados Unidos. Se otorgarAn los
premios durante un almuerzo ofre-
cido por la Asociaci6n despues del
partido el 15 de abril, en el Club de
Golf de Fuerte Amador.
La inscripci6n es gratis y estarA
abierta hasta el 11 de abril. Para
mayor informaci6n, Ilame a Burt
Mead al 52-5108 o a William
Nickisher al 52-6661.

Star and Stripes como corresponsal
y fot6grafo acreditada para un
peri6dico de los Estados Unidos
mientras residia en Alemania; tra-
baj6 independientemente como es-
critora de articulos y fot6grafo en
Dinamarca; y edit6 un libro de guia
para Kentucky mientras vivia en ese
Se gradu6 de la Escuela de
Periodismo Henry W. Grady de la
Universidad de Georgia.
Willie Friar y sus hijos Robert,
quien pronto se graduara de la
Universidad de William y Mary en
Williamsburg, Virginia, y Bill, quien
cursa su 61timo afio en la Escuela
Secundaria de Balboa, han viajado
extensamente por el mundo.
Recientemente regres6 de un viaje
al Lejano Oriente, donde represent
a la Comisi6n en "Expoship '80",
Exposici6n naviera Internacional
celebrada en Hong Kong, y se reunion
con funcionarios gubernamentales
de la Navegaci6n OceAnica China en

Nuevo curso de

sicologia en la U.

El primer curso de una nueva series
de sicologia aplicada, dividido en
dos parties, se iniciara en la Univer-
sidad del Canal de Panama el
sabado 28 de marzo. El Control de
las Emociones y de la Conducta I
(PSY 120) se dictarA por tres horas
los sabados, de 9:30 a.m. a 12:30
El curso de dos cr6ditos esta
disefiado como un curso de educa-
ci6n adult para personas que
busquen m&todos de auto control de
emociones a fin de reducir sus
ansiedades, resolve conflicts, o
aumentar la seguridad en si mismo.

Seglfn inform el Dr. Ted Corin,
vicerrector de la Universidad del
Canal de Panama, otro curso,
titulado Regulaci6n de Emociones y
de Conduct II, sera ofrecido en
junio y se dara infasis al disefio ya la
ejecuci6n de un program para el
auto control de la conduct.
Las personas interesadas en saber
mAs acerca de estos cursos pueden
Ilamar a la Universidad del Canal de
Panama al 52-3107.

Foto por Phillip Larke
Estas tres hermosas jinetes, Tammi Larke, izquierda, Colleen Garcia y Maria Ameglio y sus
respectivos corceles son tan s6lo algunas de las participants en el Espectdculo Ecuestre Anual de
Fuerte Clayton, de tres dias de duraci6n, que se inicia esta noche alas 6p.m. El espectdculo continue
el sbado, a partirde las 4 p.m. y el domingo, comenzando alas 10a.m. Los eventosestiloingles, que
ser6n evaluados por un juez calificado de la Asociaci6n de Espect6culos Ecuestres de America, se
presentardn tambidn mailana sdbado. Los events del Oeste tambidn estdn programados para el
sdbado, y el domingo se presentardn los caballos "Paso Fino", que serdn juzgados por jueces
experts del Peru y Colombia. Los boletos para este emocionante event tienen validez para los tres
dias y cuestan $2 para adults y $1 para niios. Pueden comprarse en la entrada.


Foto por T. G. Kaye Richey
Su ambici6n es ser prdctico del Canal de Panamd, pero por
ahora Hector O. Ibarra viajard hasta Holanda para abordar el
buque cisterna "ESSO Interamerica", donde prestard servicio,
durante nueve meses coma tercer official en adiestramiento,
posici6n que recibi6 por ser el graduado de honor de la Escuela
Ndutica de Panamd. Ibarra aparece retratado aqui con su
orgulloso padre, Victoria Ibarra, marinero de lanchas de la
Comisi6n en Crist6bal. Ibarra, padre, tiene m6s de 30 aiios de
servicio con el Canal. El nuevo official, quien se gradu6 el 27 de
febrero coma official de cubierta de marina mercante, perticip6
en los programs de adiestramiento maritime en 1977 y 1978,
ofrecidos por la organizaci6n del Canal de Panamd a estudiantes
de la Escuela N6utica.

Canel a disfrutar(Vienede lapdgina I)
dentro y fuera del servicio federal. filosbfia personal que le ha permi-
Antes de responder a un aviso en tido mantener la calma y la
el "Editor and Publisher", que lo paciencia como Director de Infor-
conduciria al puesto de ayudante del maci6n cuando todos a su alrededor
Director de Informaci6n de la las estaban perdiendo.
Compafiia del Canal de Panama en Para los esposos Canel, el mar-
1964, trabaj6 durante 16 afios como charse de Panama es el fin de un
editor y representante de relaciones capitulo y el principio de otro. Entre
publicas de la Pan American World las cosas que dejan atras estAn:
Airways con sede en Miami. En tal muchos afios de vivir en el tr6pico,
posici6n atendia a representantes de incluyendo la dudosa distinci6n de
la prensa de Am6rica Latina. haber sido los cuidadores de un par
En el desempefio de sus funciones de cusumbies; docenas de personas
hubo de viajar a Panama en muchas dentro y fuera de la actividad
ocasiones. Vio el Canal de Panama periodistica que han disfrutado de
por primera vez una noche en 1943 su amistad, su sabio consejo, su
cuando se encontraba acostado en hospitalidad y las caricaturas inimi-
un barco que Ilevaba a miembros de tables de Vic; y various escritores
la 4ta. Division de Infanteria de profesionales (incluyendo la autora
Marina al Campamento Pendleton, de este articulo) que lograron
California, con destiny al Pacifico iniciarse en el periodismo a trav6s
Sur. del curso de Joyce en la universidad.
La decision de ser infante de A principios de agosto aceptaran
marina la tom6 el 8 de diciembre de un nuevo idioma y una nueva vida
1941. Canel habia visto combates en en Francia. Pero primero viajaran a
Saipan, Iwo Jima y en Tinian. Sus los Estados Unidos para visitar a
experiencias de combat le ayuda- cuatro de las cinco hijas de Canel y
ron a elaborar una filosofia de la despu6s iran a Alemania a pasar una
vida y de la muerte. El haber temporada con la quinta hija y su
sobrevivido al fuego de morteros familiar, quienes estuvieron hasta
enemigos que caus6 la muerte a sus hace poco en los Estados Unidos.
compafieros mAs intimos produjo en Despu6s de esto, viajarAn por toda
Canel un sentido permanent de su Europa, en tren, un viaje que los
propia mortalidad y lo llev6 a la llevarA de nuevo a donde esta su
conclusion de que hay muy poco por vocaci6n: frente a las mAquinas de
lo que valga la pena preocuparse en escribir, redactando los relates de
este mundo except lo relacionado sus experiencias para publicarlos en
con la vida y la muerte. Es una la prensa.

Spillway del Canal de Panama
Administrador de la Comisidn del Canal Subadministrador
Jefa de Informacidn Ptblica Directora
El SPILLWAY es una publicaci6n official del Canal de Panama. Los articulos que en ella
aparecen pueden ser reproducidos sin pedir autorizaci6n, inicamente acreditando al
SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA como la fuente. Toda colaboraci6n debe star en la
Oficina de Prensa antes del mediodia del jueves anterior a su publicaci6n. Despues de esa fecha
s61o se aceptaran noticias oficiales de urgencia. Subscripci6n annual: correo ordinario $6;
correo ordinario. para estudiantes $4:correo areo $ 19. Enviese cheque o giro postal a favor de
The Panama Canal Commission y dirigido a: Oficina de lnformaci6n del Canal de Panama.
-, APO Miami 34011.

Pigina 3


Photos by Mel Kennedy

Hats off to the David Fair!

iSaludos a la Feria de David!
For the 26th consecutive year, the International Fair of Panama held in David
was a resounding success. The sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the fair offered
something for everyone. Shoppers delighted in booths displaying a myriad of
merchandise while the rhythms of "salsa," mariachis and marching bands
competed for the listeners' attention. The exhibits and pavilions sponsored by
different companies, industries and nations emphasized that this was truly an
international event. Of special interest was the Panama Canal Commission's
exhibit which emphasized increased Panamanian participation in the Canal
organization on all levels.

Por 260 afio consecutive la Feria Internacional de Pananm, que se llev6 a cabo
en David, tuvo un 6xito extraordinario. Las vistas, sonidos, olores y sabores de
la feria ofrecian algo para todos los visitantes. Los compradores se deleitaron en
Slos quioscos que exhibian innumerables mercancias, mientras los ritmos de
salsa, de los mariachis y de las marchas musicales compitieron por la atenci6n de
los presents. Las exhibiciones y los pabellones patrocinados por las distintas
compafiias, industries y naciones evidenciaron que este era verdaderamente un
event international. De especial interns fue el pabell6n de la Comisi6n del
Canal de PanamA que subray6 el incremento en la participaci6n de panamefios
en la organizaci6n del Canal en todos los niveles.

Present for the inauguration of the United States pavillion are, from left, Chief of the CanalImp
Division Guillermo Van Hoorde Jr., Joan Thurber, Marine Bureau Director Capt. John D. Th
SerenaMoss wife ofthe UnitedStatesAmbassadortoPanama. Seapreciandurante el actor in
Present for the inauguration of the United States pavillion are, from left, Chief of the Canal lmp
Division Guillermo Van Hoorde Jr., Joan Thurber, Marine Bureau Director Capt. John D. Th
Serena Moss, wife of the United States Ambassador to Panama. Se aprecian durante el acto in.
pabell6n de los Estados Unidos, desde la izquierda, al Jefe de la Divisi6n de Mejoras al Canal
Van Hoorde Jr.; la esposa del Director de Marina, Joan Thurber; el Director de Marina Capit
Thurber, y Serena Moss, esposa del Embajador de los EE.UU. en Panama.

A display booth of Panamanian orange products, flowers and honey sweetly "frames"
this couple. Flores, naranjas, products citricos y miel de Panami, sirven de marco aesta
pareja en uno de los quioscos.

nt stands at .the fair. Adultos . Fairgoers experience a special thrill whirling through the night on one of the fair rides. Los visitantes de la feria
'rosos puestos de la feria. experimentan diversas emociones mientras giran' er la hoche en uno de los aparatos de diversion.. .

All ages enjoy eating goodies at the fair.
.Personas de todas las edades comen goloinas.

-. .

The 79th U.S. Army band marches smartly on its way to the U.S. flag-raising ceremony. LaBanda del
Ejercito de Estados Unidos march con paso fire, hacia la ceremonia de la izada de la bandera de
Estados Unidos.