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
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Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Canal Zone
Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
United States
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Balboa Hights C.Z
Balboa Hights, C.Z
Panama Canal
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Biweekly[Jan. 6, 1984-1999]
Weekly[ FORMER <June 1966>-Dec. 23, 1983]
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37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.


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Periodicals -- Canal Zone ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama) ( lcsh )
federal government publication ( marcgt )
periodical ( marcgt )
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Text in English and Spanish; Spanish text inverted.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1, no. 33 (Feb. 1, 1963)-Vol. 37, no. 26 (Dec. 30, 1999).
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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.
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"Official Panama Canal publication."
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Imprint varies: Balboa Hights, <1966-1978>; Miami, Fla., <1979-1982>; Balboa Heights, Pan. <1983>-1999.
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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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Vol. 1, No. 16 Weekly Publication of the Panama Canal Friday, October 5, 1962




Formal recognition under the "Employee-Management Cooperation Program" stemming from Executive Order 10988 and Canal Regulation 69 has been granted to 21 employee organizations. A copy of Regulation 69, printed in both English and Spanish, will be distributed to each Canal employee.
Some of these unions and associations are composed largely of U.S.-citizen employees; others chiefly of non-U.S.-citizens.
Applications for recognition have been received from 14 other employee organizations. These are now being processed.
Those recognized are:
International Organization of Masters, Mates, and Pilots, Local 27. American Federation of Teachers, Locals 227 and 228. United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada, Locals 606 and 652. Canal Zone Pilots Association, Local 30. United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America, Locals 667 and 913. Canal Zone Police Lodge 1798, AFGE. Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way, Local 2741. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Local 900. International Association of Firefighters, Local 13. Canal Zone Postal Employees, Local 23160. Canal Zone Nurses Lodge 1805, AFGE. Brotherhood of Railway Carmen of America, Local 158. Order of Railway Conductors, Local 690. Marine Traffic Controllers, AFGE, Local 1559. Locks Security Force, AFGE, Local 1771. International Association of Sheet Metal Workers, Local 157. International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 595. Printing Crafts Union, Local 1958, AFGE.
The Central Labor Union-Metal Trades Council, which is composed of many individual unions, recently requested that officials of its member units be given the same briefing on Employee-Management Cooperation that was arranged for Canal executives. The briefing was arranged.

SQUARE DANCERS from Canal Communities wearing costumes typical of the hill country in the United States called the numbers and swung their partners at the 14th annual Mejorana Festival in the village of Guarare in Panama's Interior. Left front are Mr. and Mrs. Frank Holtzclaw of Gatun and right front Mr. and Mrs. Jack Tabor of Margarita. Other dancers shown are Mrs. Charlotte Garner of Curundu with Wayne Holtzclaw and Miss Tina Kilby of Balboa with Wayne Rocek, stationed with the Military Police at Fort Clayton. Frank Holtzclaw was the leader of the dancers. Robert Worsley of Panama was narrator and Lloyd Fyffe a Military Policeman at Fort Clayton, was technician in charge of musical accompaniments.


The third annual United Fund Trade Fair, the United Fund Telethon, a bowling tournament, and a benefit basketball game are among the activities planned during the 1962 United Fund campaign.
The United Fund Trade Fair will be held at Fort Clayton again this year, from October 20 to October 28.
A bowling tournament is planned for October 20 and 21 at the Balboa Bowling Alley. All Canal Zone bowlers are invited to participate and may sign up at any Zone bowling alley.
The United Fund Telethon is scheduled for October 26, at the Balboa Theater.
The Armed Forces All Stars will meet Los Guaracheros of Colon in a United Fund benefit basketball game on Novem-

ber 2 at Reeder Cym, Fort Clayton.
The Canal Zone 1962 United Fund goal is $140,000, of which the Panama Canal organization's quota is $68,175.
The Budget and Rates Division of the Office of the Comptroller of the Panama Canal was the first Canal unit to complete its drive. Mrs. Jolie Seeley, the Division's keyman, passed around a box of candy to the 16 members of the 100 percent unit.
The Executive Planning Staff almost tied with Budget and Rates Division for first to complete campaign honors. It announced 100 percent participation just an hour later.
Contributions by Panama Canal employees may be made through either of two payment plans: by cash or check, or by payroll deduction.

TE G" 'f t'e Panma Canal Muse


Do-lt- Yourself

People Get Break

at Storehouses

Gardeners, hobby-shop enthusiasts, smallboat owners and do-it-yourself people who like to fix up their homes will get a weekly break starting tomorrow, October 6, when the Canal Storehouses will start making sales on Saturday mornings between the hours of 8 and 11, in addition to previous regular hours.
This is the first time that Storehouses have been open on Saturdays for employee sales. It is one of several new moves made recently in Canal service units to make life on the Canal Zone pleasanter and more convenient for employees.
Affected are the main storehouses in Balboa and Cristobal, and also Section I, in Balboa, where paint, oil, lumber, and scrap are sold.

Along the Banks ...

.+ MRS. JUNE HOPKINS of the Revenue Control Section has been working with Gorgas Hospital for the last 20 years . and I enjoyed every minute of it . ." she says. In charge of hospital bills, she has daily contacts with hundreds of patients and their families. Born in Texas, she lives in Diablo with her husband, their college-age son and teenage daughter. (Photo in Spanish section.)
+++ MORE THAN 4,000 books were donated recently to the National Library of Panama by the Panama Canal Women's Welfare Group. The Club 20-30 is handling book distribution . the Canal women also have donated clothing and lumber to the School for Delinquent Boys and Girls in Panama.
+** THE GROUP insurance plan for nonU.S.-citizen Canal employees is open for another enrollment period. Insurance representatives in each division have application cards.
+++ CLEVELAND STEVENS at Balboa Magistrate's Court is the man who maintains the docket, and the records of your infractions. Sometimes he accepts your money when you pay a parking fine. Bridge and records are his hobbies, and he's assistant treasurer of the Paraiso Credit Union. (Photo in Spanish section.)

Changes Still Possible for U.S.
Health Benefits
Employees covered by the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program may make limited changes in registration in the plan until October 15. This is the program for U.S. citizens.
Changes permitted: Employees enrolled for self only may change to a self-andfamily enrollment, but may not change plans or options; eligible employees who have not been enrolled in a plan will be given the opportunity to enroll.

BEAUTY AND BRAINS do go together. A case in point is Miss Mercedes Palomeras, secretary to the Thatcher Ferry Bridge Resident Engineer, Elmer B. Stevens, who hasn't really been doing her typing on the roadway of the bridge. A graduate of Holy Cross Academy, Washington, D.C. (1954). Miss Palomeras joined the Personnel Division, Panama Canal, in August 1955; 4 years later she was transferred to the bridge building project, "where I learned a good deal." After working hours, Miss Palomeras, a Panamanian, plays the piano or listens to Panamanian and Spanish music, of which she is very fond. She is mad about dancing and can do a mean twist . and she is
not going steady with anybody.




Two hours of on-the-job orientation to learn what happens at the Cristobal piers was given recently to 28 Panamanian students, aged 11 to 16, from the Desmond Byan School in the village of Juan Demostenes Arosemena, near Gatuncillo on the Trans-Isthmian Highway. Soft drinks and sweet rolls were a feature of the educational tour enjoyed by the group.
They were accompanied by their teacher, Professor Vargas, and Miss Mariselva Polo, president of their 4-S Club. As they moved from pier to pier, they watched the berthing of a big ship, saw how cargo is segregated and dispatched, and observed the comings and goings of tugs and smaller workboats.

Each lock chamber holds about 8,800,000 cubic feet of water, and about 26 million gallons of water, a 1-day supply for a large-sized city, are used in each lockage. About twice this amount is used or wasted out to sea in each ship transit.

Waterway Recommended
as Travel Attraction
Longtime economic analyst Roger W. Babson of Babson Park, Mass., recommends a sea trip through the Panama Canal and then down the west coast of South America and return as a profitable investment. The syndicated columnist says the trip takes about 50 days, costs nearly $1,000 per person from an east coast port-and the service is good.
For some non-Zonians, hearing, reading, or writing of the Panama Canal has special impact. Like an American President Lines executive. His paternal grandmother traveled by dugout and Chagres mules across the Isthmus en route to California in the early 1850's. His father covered the same route by rail in 1898 or 1899 and later visited Panama several times. And he has made some 22 transits as an officer on ships operated by his company. He's Capt. J. P. Chiles, assistant to the vice president, ship operations, with American President Lines. He writes that efforts to broaden the visual impact of the Canal by description and detailed explanation are "sincerely appreciated."
Writing in "Foreign Car Guide," a pocket-size magazine published in Minneapolis, C. W. Kilbey, Assistant Superintendent of the Service Center Branch told people on the continent how the Canal Zone VW Club "ran out of pavement" on a tour to Portobelo. They made it anyway-as the photographs proved-in the vanguard of many future tourists who will head overland to the Republic of Panama's old colonial treasure port when the road now abuilding is finished.
"No effort should be spared to ensure the continued operation and adequacy of the Panama Canal," writes Charles McG. Brandl in the September-October issue of "The Military Engineer," bimonthly slick-paper magazine of the Society of American Military Engineers. The article discusses the widening of the channel. And who is in a better positions to do so than Mr. Brandl? He's the project engineer for the Canalwidening job. Seven photographs are used.
A protestant minister who had reached manhood before the United States even began digging the Canal was 90 years of age when he finally had the opportunity to see it working. The Reverend Stephan L. Testa of Los Angeles, Calif., was recently conducted through Miraflores Locks by a Canal Tour Guide. He founded the Italian Ministerial Association as well as number of churches.

FOR BRIDGE PICTURES and background and the stories of skindiving geologists, camera fans and what the Canal and Zone agencies meant financially last year to the Republic of Panama, don't miss THE PANAMA CANAL REVIEW of today.

52 million gallons of water are used in one Canal Transit.


Vol. 1, No. 16 Publicaci6n semanal del Canal de Panam6 Viernes 5 de octubre de 1962

El PanamA Canal Reconoce 21 Sindicatos Laborales

Reconocimiento formal, segn el "Programa de Cooperaci6n Empleado-Patronal" originado por la Orden Ejecutiva N9 10988 y el Reglamento de la Empresa Canalera N9 69, le ha sido otorgado a 21 agrupaciones sindicales de empleados. Copia del Reglamento Ejecutivo N9 69 seri enviada a cada empleado del Canal de Panama.

LA SENORA JUNE HOPKINS, de la Secci6n de Ingresos, ha estado trabajando con el Hospital Gorgas durante los 6ltimos 20 anlos ". . y he gozado cada minuto de 6sto . ." dice ella. Nacida en Nacogdoches, Texas, vino al Istmo en noviembre de 1937 y ahora reside en Diablo Heights con su esposo y dos niios, un hijo que se encuentra en un colegio de los Estados Unidos y una jovencita. La seiora Hopkins, que estA a cargo de las cuentas del hospital, tiene que tratar diariamente a cientos de civiles y militares, pero una vez que regresa al hogar ella cs la devota ama de casa
dedicada a su esposo, nifios y hogar.

Algunos de estos sindicatos y agrupaciones se componen en gran parte de empleados estadounidenses; otros cuentan en su mayoria con ciudadanos no-estadounidenses. Amn otros, cuentan entre sus miembros a empleados de ambos grupos.
Se han recibido solicitudes de reconocimiento formal de 14 sindicatos laborales mas. Estas solicitudes se estdn tramitando actualmente.
Los que se han reconocido oficialmente son:
Sociedad Internacional de Capitanes, Pilotos y Prkcticos, Gremio No. 27. Federaci6n Americana de Maestros, Gremios Nos. 227 y 228. Sociedad Unida de Artesanos y Aprendices de la Industria de Plomeria de los EE. UU. y CanadA, Gremios Nos. 606 y 652. Sociedad de PrActicos de la Zona del Canal, Cremio N9. 30. Sindicato de Carpinteros y Ebanistas de AmArica, Gremios Nos. 667 y 913. Logia Policiaca N9 1798 de la Zona del Canal. Sociedad de Mantenimiento Vial, Gremio N9 2741. Federaci6n de Empleados del Estado, del Condado y Municipales, Gremio N9 900. Sociedad Internacional de Bomberos, Gremio N9 13. Gremio N9 25160 de Empleados de Correos de la Zona del Canal:' Logia N9 1805 de Enfermeras de la Zona del Canal. Sindicato de Vagoneros Ferroviarios de Am6rica, Gremio N9 158. Sindicato de Conductores Ferroviarios, Gremio N9 690. Gremio NQ 1559 de Controladores de TrAfico Maritimo. Cuerpo de Seguridad de las Esclusas, Gremio N9 1771. Sociedad Internacional de Lamineros, Gremio N9? 157. Sindicato Internacional de Maquinistas, Gremio N9 595. Sindicato de Tip6grafos, Gremio N9 1958.
Recientemente el Sindicato Central Obrero-Consejo de Oficios Metalargicos, el cual estA integrado de muchas agrupaciones sindicales individuales, solicit6 que a los dirigentes de sus unidades integrantes se les diese el mismo curso de orientaci6n sobre ]a Cooperaci6n Empleado-Patronal que se le ofrece a los funcionarios administrativos del Canal. Los arreglos para que asi se hiciese se han completado.




Un torneo de boliche, un partido de baloncesto, la Tercera Feria Comercial Anual y un Telethon figuran entre las actividades que se desarrollarAn durante la presente campana para el Fondo Unido de 1962.
La feria se celebrarA en el Fuerte Clayton del 20 al 28 de octubre; el tomeo en canchas de boliche de Balboa los dias 20 y 21 de octubre; con la participaci6n de cuantos quisieren competir; el Telethon estA fijado para el dia 26 de octubre en el teatro de Balboa y el partido de baloncesto para el 2 de noviembre en el Gimnasio Reeder, del Fuerte Clayton, entre una selecci6n de estrellas de las Fuerzas Armadas y los Guaracheros, de Col6n.
Este aio la Divisi6n de Presupuesto y Tarifas ha sido la primera en completar su cuota, festejando el hecho la personaclave de la Divisi6n, sefiora Julie Seeley, distribuyendo confites a los 16 micmbros de la unidad correspondiente.
La Oficina de Planificaci6n, sin embargo, empat6 en esos honores, cubriendo su cuota 100 por ciento.
La meta fijada al Canal de PanamA monta a $68,175, del total de $140,000 para la Zona del Canal.
Las contribuciones pueden efectuarse a] contado, mediante cheque o autorizando deducciones en planilla.

SU REVIEW de octubre trae interesantes cronicas y graficas sobre el puente, ge6logos buceadores, club de fotografia e informaci6n calculada a interesarle. No se lo pierda; solo 5 centavos.

En su columna sindicada el economista Roger NV. Babson recomienda una travesia maritima que, pasando por el Canal de Panama, siga a lo largo del litoral Pacifico de Sudamerica, como viaje de ida y vuelta econ6mico y provechoso. El cost por los 50 dias de navegaci6n monta a unos $1,000.


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CLEVELAND E. STEVENS, ex-Institutor, es quien recibe su dinero si usted resulta multado por alguna infracci6n por el Magistrado de Balboa, donde, ademis de sus funciones de mecan6grafo, Stevens hace de int6rprete, oficinista y archivero. Socio del Camera Club del Pacifico y asistente tesorero de la Uni6n de Crddito de Paraiso, Stevens es fanhtico del bridge y la fotografia. Con 61 en la grafica aparece el agente de policia William F. Kessler.

Atendidos por el Servicio de Guias Gran Total _-------------- 4,621
Esclusas de Mirafiores ____ 1,056 Esclusas de Gatin ------ 399 Barcos de pasajeros (5) 2,802 Las Cruces (2 viajes) _-_ 341 Reina Manuelita I (2 viajes) 23
Informaci6n suministrada por el
Servicio de Guias

Escolares Realizan

Excursion a Muelles . .

Dos horas de orientaci6n en el trabajo para aprender qu6 es lo que sucede en los muelles de Crist6bal fueron dadas recientemente a 28 estudiantes panamefios, de 11 a 16 afios de edad, de la Escuela Desmond Byan en el poblado de Juan Dem6stenes Arosemena, cerca de Gatuncillo en la Carretera Transistmica. Refrescos y pan de dulce fueron repartidos en esta excursi6n educativa que fue del agrado de los integrantes del grupo. Los estudiantes fueron acompafiados por sus maestros, el Profesor Vargas y la seiorita Mariselva Polo, presidenta de su Club 4-S. Cuando pasaron de un muelle a otro, observaron el anclaje de un gran barco, vieron c6mo el cargamento es separado y despachado, y observaron las idas y venidas de remolcadores y pequenias embarcaciones de trabajo.

Seguro Colectivo

Abiertas las

lnscripciones . .

El plan de seguro colectivo de vida para los empleados no estadounidenses de la organizacion del Canal de PanamA, que entr6 en efecto hace un afno con 10,880 empleados inscritos, estA abierto para otro period de inscripciones. El seguro es proporcionado por Ia United Benefit Life Insurance Co. de Omaha, Nebraska.
Aquellos empleados que deseen inscribirse ahora en este programa de seguro colectivo de vida deberAn hacerlo inmediatamente. Las tarjetas de aplicaci6n pueden obtenerse del representante de seguros en la divisi6n de los empleados.
En el contrato de seguro de vida negociado por la Junta del Seguro Colectivo con la United Benefit Life Insurance Co., ]a compaiia accedi6 a compartir cualquier ganancia con el mismo grupo.

Ya era adulto cuando se inici6 la construcci6n del Canal pero solo ahora, a los 90 anios de edad, es cuando el Reverendo Stephan L. Testa, fundador de la Asociaci6n Clerical Italiana, do Los Angeles, California, logra visitarlo. Nuestros excelentes Guias lo escoltaron llevAndolo a las Esclusas de Miraflores.

Mucko Intere's

Por el Istmo

Curioso resulta el interns por cosas del Istmo que anima a los individuos mis dispares y por diversas motivaciones. El Capitin J. P. Chiles, por ejemplo, vicepresidente de la American President Lines, quien manifiesta que debe estimularse el impacto visual que ofrece el Canal mediante una descripci6n detallada que haga comprender mejor su funcionamiento. La bisabuela paterna del capitAn atraves6 el Istmo en 1850 a lomo de mula y en canoa, para dirigirse a California. Su padre lo cruz6 por tren en 1898 y 1899, visitAndolo, despuds, en varias ocasiones. Chiles ha hecho 22 travesias del Canal en naves operadas por su compaifa.
"Les falt6 pavimento . ." escribe C. W. Kilbey, Ayudante Superintendente del Centro de Servicios Comunales, al referirse, en cr6nica aparecida en la revista de bolsillo "Foreign Car Guide," a jira realizada a Portobelo por miembros del Club Volkswagen de la Zona del Canal. Pero siguieron adelante sobre trillos y alcanzaron su meta, visitando la hist6rica ciudad colonial donde se venera al Cristo Negro.
Por su parte, Charles McG. Brandl escribe en la revista "Military Engineer" de septiembre-octubre que "no debe escatimarse esfuerzo alguno para asegurar la continuada y adecuada operaci6n del Canal de PanamA," y pasa a discutir su ensanche. iQuiAn mAs calificado para hacerlo que 6l que es el Ingeniero del Proyecto?

A la Orilla del Canal ...

*+ MERCEDES PALOMERAS, secretaria del Ingeniero Residente del Puente (fotografia en la secci6n inglesa) auna a su belleza, clara inteligencia. Graduada en 1954 en la Academia Holy Cross, de Washington, D.C., entr6 a trabajar en ]a Divisi6n del Personal en 1955; 4 aios despues era trasladada al proyecto del puente. No tiene novio (porque no quiere, es obvio) y distrae sus ocios bailando el twist, tocando piano, o escuchando m6sica tipica panamefia y espanola.
.++ USANDO su autom6vil como un arma mortifera, el Inspector de Aduanas, Curtis B. Darden dio en el blanco cuando vio una culebra fer-de-lance dormida en ]a carretera que estA detris de Villa CArdenas. Poniendo el carro en primera para tomar velocidad, pas6 las dos ruedas delanteras sobre el reptil, aplastando su cabeza y cortando varias pulgadas de su cola. Curtis dijo que uno nunca puede dejar de reconocer una de estas culebras si ha visto alguna vez las X oscuras marcadas en la espalda. Esta era tan gruesa "como un platano."

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