Title: Spillway
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Title: Spillway
Physical Description: 1 v. : ill. ; 28-43 cm.
Language: Spanish
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Balboa Heights C.Z
Publication Date: October 5, 1962
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Periodicals -- Canal Zone   ( lcsh )
Genre: periodical   ( marcgt )
Language: Spanish and English.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Oct. 30, 1957 (experimental issue)-v.1 no.32 (Jan. 25, 1963).
General Note: Official publication of the Panama Canal Company.
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Vol. 1, No. 16 Weekly Publication of the Panama Canal Friday, October 5, 1962




Formal recognition under the "Em-
ployee-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
Some of these unions and associations
are composed largely of U.S.-citizen em-
ployees; others chiefly of non-U.S.-citizens.
Applications for recognition have been
received from 14 other employee organiza-
tions. 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. Ameri-
can Federation of State, County and Mu-
nicipal 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 Amer-
ica, Local 158. Order of Railway Con-
ductors, Local 690. Marine Traffic Con-
trollers, 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 Gym, 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 em-
ployees may be made through either of
two payment plans: by cash or check, or
by payroll deduction.

Do-t- Yourself

People Get Break

at Storehouses

Gardeners, hobby-shop enthusiasts, small-
boat 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...
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 non-
U.S.-citizen Canal employees is open for
another enrollment period. Insurance
representatives in each division have
application cards.
Magistrate's Court is the man who main-
tains 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-and-
family 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 Palo-
meras, 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, Wash-
ington, D.C. (1954). Miss Palomeras joined
the Personnel Division, Panama Canal, in
August 1955; 4 years later she was trans-
ferred to the bridge building project,
"where I learned a good deal." After
working hours, Miss Palomeras, a Pan-
amanian, 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 Demos-
tenes 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., recom-
mends 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, read-
ing, or writing of the Panama Canal has
special impact. Like an American Pres-
ident 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 pres-
ident, 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 Min-
neapolis, C. W. Kilbey, Assistant Super-
intendent of the Service Center Branch
told people on the continent how the
Canal Zone VW Club "ran out of pave-
ment" 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
building 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," bi-
monthly 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 Canal-
widening job. Seven photographs are
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 oppor-
tunity to see it working. The Reverend
Stephan L. Testa of Los Angeles, Calif.,
was recently conducted through Mira-
flores Locks by a Canal Tour Guide. He
founded the Italian Ministerial Associa-
tion 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

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, segdn el "Pro-
grama de Cooperaci6n Empleado-Patronal"
originado por la Orden Ejecutiva N9 10988
y el Reglamento de la Empresa Canalera
NQ 69, le ha sido otorgado a 21 agrupa-
ciones sindicales de empleados. Copia del
Reglamento Ejecutivo N9 69 serA enviada
a cada empleado del Canal de PanamA.

Secci6n de Ingresos, ha estado trabajando
con el Hospital Gorgas durante los iltimos
20 afios ".. y he gozado cada minute de
6sto . ." dice ella. Nacida en Nacogdo-
ches, Texas, vino al Istmo en noviembre
de 1937 y ahora reside en Diablo Heights
con su esposo y dos nifios, un hijo que se
encuentra en un colegio de los Estados
Unidos y una jovencita. La sefiora 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 es la devota ama de casa
dedicada a su esposo, nifios y hogar.

Algunos de estos sindicatos y agrupacio-
nes se componen en gran parte de emplea-
dos estadounidenses; otros cuentan en su
mayoria con ciudadanos no-estadouniden-
ses. Ain otros, cuentan entire sus miembros
a empleados de ambos grupos.
Se han recibido solicitudes de reconoci-
miento formal de 14 sindicatos laborales
mis. Estas solicitudes se estAn tramitando
Los que se han reconocido oficialmente
Sociedad Internacional de Capitanes,
Pilotos y Pricticos, Gremio No. 27. Fede-
raci6n Americana de Maestros, Gremios
Nos. 227 y 228. Sociedad Unida de Arte-
sanos y Aprendices de la Industria de Plo-
meria de los EE. UU. y CanadA, Gremios
Nos. 606 y 652. Sociedad de PrActicos de
la Zona del Canal, Gremio N9. 30. Sindi-
cato de Carpinteros y Ebanistas de Ame-
rica, Gremios Nos. 667 y 913. Logia Poli-
ciaca N9 1798 de la Zona del Canal. Socie-
dad de Mantenimiento Vial, Gremio N9
2741. Federaci6n de Empleados del Estado,
del Condado y Municipales, Gremio NQ
900. Sociedad Internacional de Bomberos,
Gremio NQ 13. Gremio N9 25160 de Em-
pleados de Correos de la Zona del Canal:
Logia N9 1805 de Enfermeras de la Zona
del Canal. Sindicato de Vagoneros Ferro-
viarios de America, Gremio N9 158. Sin-
dicato de Conductores Ferroviarios, Gremio
NQ 690. Gremio NQ 1559 de Controladores
de Trafico Maritimo. Cuerpo de Seguridad
de las Esclusas, Gremio NQ 1771. Sociedad
International de Lamineros, Gremio NQ
157. Sindicato Intemacional de Maquinis-
tas, Gremio NQ 595. Sindicato de Tip6-
grafos, Gremio N9 1958.
Recientemente el Sindicato Central
Obrero-Consejo de Oficios Metalirgicos,
el cual esta integrado de muchas agrupa-
ciones sindicales individuals, solicit que
a los dirigentes de sus unidades integrantes
se les diese el mismo curso de orientaci6n
sobre la Cooperaci6n Empleado-Patronal
que se le ofrece a los funcionarios adminis-
trativos 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 entire las acti-
vidades que se desarrollaran durante la
present campafia para el Fondo Unido
de 1962.
La feria se celebrara en el Fuerte
Clayton del 20 al 28 de octubre; el torneo
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, entire una se-
lecci6n de estrellas de las Fuerzas Armadas
y los Guaracheros, de Col6n.
Este afio la Divisi6n de Presupuesto y
Tarifas ha sido la primera en completar
su cuota, festejando el hecho la persona-
clave de la Divisi6n, sefiora Jolie Seeley,
distribuyendo confites a los 16 miembros
de la unidad correspondiente.
La Oficina de Planificaci6n, sin embargo,
empat6 en esos honors, 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 al
contado, mediante cheque o autorizando
deducciones en planilla.

SU REVIEW de octubre trae interesantes
cr6nicas y graficas sobre el puente, ge6lo-
gos buceadores, club de fotografia e infor-
maci6n calculada a interesarle. No se lo
pierda; solo 5 centavos.

En su column sindicada el economist
Roger W. Babson recomienda una travesia
maritima que, pasando por el Canal de
PanamA, siga a lo largo del litoral Pacifico
de Sudam6rica, como viaje de ida y vuelta
econ6mico y provechoso. El costo por los
50 dias de navegaci6n monta a unos $1,000.

t~ _

CLEVELAND E. STEVENS, ex-Institutor, es quien recibe su dinero si usted result
multado por alguna infracci6n por el Magistrado de Balboa, done, 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 CrBdito de Paraiso, Stevens es fanAtico del
bridge y la fotografia. Con 61 en la grffica aparece el agent de policia William F. Kessler.
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Atendidos por el Servicio de Guias
Gran Total -_ ----_ 4,621
Esclusas de Miraflores _-- 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 recien-
temente 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 Gatun-
cillo en la Carretera Transistmica. Refres-
cos y pan de dulce fueron repartidos en
esta excursion educativa que fue del
agrado de los integrantes del grupo. Los
estudiantes fueron acompafiados por sus
maestros, el Profesor Vargas y la sefiorita
Mariselva Polo, president de su Club 4-S.
Cuando pasaron de un muelle a otro, obser-
varon el anclaje de un gran barco, vieron
c6mo el cargamento es separado y des-
pachado, y observaron las idas y venidas
de remolcadores y pequefias embarcaciones
de trabajo.

Seguro Colectivo

Abiertas las

Inscripciones . .

El plan de seguro colectivo de vida para
los empleados no estadounidenses de la
organizaci6n del Canal de PanamA, que
entr6 en efecto hace un afio con 10,880
empleados inscritos, esti abierto para otro
period de inscripciones. El seguro es pro-
porcionado por la United Benefit Life
Insurance Co. de Omaha, Nebraska.
Aquellos empleados que deseen inscri-
birse ahora en este program de seguro
colectivo de vida deberAn hacerlo inme-
diatamente. Las tarjetas de aplicaci6n
pueden obtenerse del representante de
seguros en la division de los empleados.
En el contrato de seguro de vida nego-
ciado por la Junta del Seguro Colectivo con
la United Benefit Life Insurance Co., la
compafiia accedi6 a compartir cualquier
ganancia con el mismo grupo.

Ya era adulto cuando se inici6 la cons-
trucci6n del Canal pero solo ahora, a los
90 aiios de edad, es cuando el Reverendo
Stephan L. Testa, fundador de la Asocia-
ci6n Clerical Italiana, de Los Angeles, Cali-
fornia, logra visitarlo. Nuestros excelentes
Guias lo escoltaron llevAndolo a las Esclusas
de Miraflores.

Y \



A la Orilla del Canal...
taria 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 Wash-
ington, D.C., entr6 a trabajar en la Divi-
si6n del Personal en 1955; 4 afios despu6s
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 misica tipica
panamefia y espaiiola.
*** 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
la carretera que estA detrAs de Villa CAr-
denas. Poniendo el carro en primera para
tomar velocidad, pas6 las dos ruedas delan-
teras 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

Mucho Interis

Por el Istmo

Curioso result el interns por cosas
del Istmo que anima a los individuos
mAs dispares y por diversas motivacio-
nes. El CapitAn J. P. Chiles, por ejemplo,
vicepresidente de la American President
Lines, quien manifiesta que debe esti-
mularse el impact visual que ofrece el
Canal mediante una descripci6n deta-
llada que haga comprender mejor su
funcionamiento. La bisabuela paterna
del capitin atraves6 el Istmo en 1850
a lomo de mula y en canoa, para diri-
girse a California. Su padre lo cruz6 por
tren en 1898 y 1899, visitandolo,
despu6s, en varias ocasiones. Chiles ha
hecho 22 travesias del Canal en naves
operadas por su compaiiia.
"Les falt6 pavimento . ." describe
C. W. Kilbey, Ayudante Superinten-
dente del Centro de Servicios Comu-
nales, 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, visi-
tando la hist6rica ciudad colonial donde
se venera al Cristo Negro.
Por su parte, Charles McG. Brandl
describe en la revista "Military Engineer"
de septiembre-octubre que "no debe
escatimarse esfuerzo alguno para ase-
gurar la continuada y adecuada opera-
ci6n del Canal de PanamA," y pasa
a discutir su ensanche. 8Qui6n mas
calificado para hacerlo que 61 que es
el Ingeniero del Proyecto?

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