Title: Spillway
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098946/00027
 Material Information
Title: Spillway
Physical Description: 1 v. : ill. ; 28-43 cm.
Language: Spanish
Publisher: s.n.
Place of Publication: Balboa Heights C.Z
Publication Date: December 14, 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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Bibliographic ID: UF00098946
Volume ID: VID00027
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 07258071
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Succeeded by: Panama Canal spillway

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Vol. 1, No. 26 Weekly Publication of the Panama Canal Friday, December 14, 1962

Admeasurers Do Use Tapes

Every vessel arriving for its first transit
is boarded at the anchorage by at least one,
usually two, and sometimes four admeas-
urers (for big new passenger ships.) Each
man goes armed with certain data on the
vessel and a 50- or 100-foot tape measure
of metal-impregnated cloth which will not
stretch in rain or shrink in sun.
The mission of the 27 admeasurers is
to see that tolls are charged properly on
commercial transits, and accurate data
secured on craft which do not pay tolls.
Panama Canal net tonnage is the basis for
transit charges on vessels either laden or
in ballast. Dredges, warships, and dry-
docks are charged on a displacement basis.
Most ships on first arrival present a ton-
nage certificate prepared in their home
country. Admeasurers must check against
their own findings, and make necessary
adjustments to figures. If a ship is presented
as having double-bottom tanks, for
example, the admeasurer must satisfy him-

Eugene E. Hamlin, Jr., listened to ship-talk
with his A, B, Cs because his father, the
late E. E. Hamlin, was chief admeasurer
at Balboa. The Director, who was pro-
moted to the top job last summer, was
born on the Canal Zone., After graduation
from Balboa High, and a year at CZJC,
he got his degree in mechanical engineer-
ing from Carnegie Institute of Technology,
Pittsburgh. He lives in Margarita with
Mrs. Hamlin, a North Carolinian who
teaches first grade there. Besides serving
on the board of managers of the Cristobal
YMCA and the local Selective Service
Board, Mr. Hamlin is president of the
Gold Coast Orchid Society and finds time
for a weekly golf game.

* S

self that these are not used for cargo.
The admeasurers' offices work around
the clock and also perform collateral duties
relating to immigration and quarantine in-
spection, statistics on cargo actually carried,
and other matters.
For every hour spent in the bay climbing
over a vessel, an admeasurer spends two
or more hours in the office working up field
notes and arriving at the Panama Canal
net tonnage.


When will the dry season start? Or has
it started already? We offer four semi-
guaranteed and simple formulas, provided
to us only with the firm understanding that
sources would not be divulged. If you
follow all of them and they don't match,
that's your problem.
There were rumors of office pools being
made up on the date of the start of the
dry season, but since they're illegal, that's
absurd, of course.
The formulas (take your choice, use any
or all):
No. 1-"The dry season starts 13 days
after the northeast trade wind starts to
blow." (This is attributed to an Indian
named Jo-not Joe or Jos6-alleged to have
first made the observation about a century
ago.) And, we're told, winds that have been
blowing ARE the northeast trade winds.
No. 2-"When the Poro-Poro (yellow,
buttercup-like) flowers start to bloom"-
and two were blooming last week.
No. 3-"When there are a lot of scattered
showers with lots of blue sky in between."
(There have been.)
No. 4-"A wuzzy, fuzzy caterpillar has
to be crossing a stretch of hot concrete
pavement. When he's run over, it leaves
a big, ugly, squuushy blob. Get out of your
car, turn the blob over, and if the little
bitty red hairs on his chest are short and
beginning to curl at the ends, the dry
season is coming soon." (This applies
equally as well in Iowa, California, or
anyplace else, as in the Zone.)
For the record, in the last 5 years, the
dry season has started, on an average,
December 19-20, and ended May 5.

New CZ Coordinator

For Personnel Here
Newly-arrived is Stuart Reed, new
Executive Secretary of the Canal Zone
Civilian Personnel Policy Coordinating
He comes here from Dallas, Tex., where
he was deputy chief of staff for personnel,
Office of Civilian Personnel, Dallas Field
Mr. Reed was with the War Manpower
Commission and a field inspector of civilian
personnel for the Office of the Secretary
of War 1944-1947, and 1946-1954 was
chairman of the War Department Board of
Employment Coordination in Dallas and
director of training and inspector of Civilian
Personnel, Dallas Field Office, Department
of the Army.
He then served a year as chief of em-
ployee utilization, U.S. Forces, Austria,
and for 4 years was director of civilian per-
sonnel, Southern European Task Force,
Verona, Italy, serving as a member of the
Armed Forces Coordinating Committee for
Italy. He was decorated by the Italian
Government for work in labor relations.
Mr. Reed was born in Fort Dupont, Del.
He holds the Silver Beaver award for
notable adult service to Boy Scouting,
carries a 180 bowling average and enjoys
golf and boating. Mrs. Reed's hobby is
swimming and she was a member of seven
women's clubs in Dallas, where their son
and married daughter reside. The Reeds
are living in Parita Place.

Overhaul Of Locks Scheduled

Overhaul of Miraflores Locks is sched-
uled for January, February, and March.
Preparatory work in progress is expected
to result in each of the lock lanes being
out of service only about 4 weeks.
The overhaul will be divided into three
The center wall culvert will be taken
out of service for overhaul of normally
submerged valves. Lockage capacity will
be sufficient for all expected transits, but
lockage time will be increased.
In the next step, taking the east lane
out of service, lockage capacity will be
about 27 to 39 ocean-going vessels per day.
The third phase, when the west lane is
taken out of service, will afford the same

Based on past experience, it is expected
that lockage capacity will meet daily
average requirements except on peak days.
Special measures to expedite shipping,
hold delays to a minimum, and transit the
maximum number of vessels will include:
Providing tug service at Miraflores Locks
at no expense to the vessel;
Manning and scheduling of all locks to
meet expected demands of shipping; and
Scheduling of ships which require clear
Cut daylight transit so as to cause least
reduction in Miraflores lockage capacity.
Ship operators were asked to cooperate
by notification of correct expected arrival
time and having their ships in condition
for transit when they arrive.

JUST BEFORE he took the liner Cristobal
out on a recent sailing, Capt. Conrad G.
Didrickson, above, paused for a moment
under the ship's bow. Like other senior
Canal pilots, "Cooney" Didrickson enjoys
periodic rotation to harbor service "because
you can make some social plans." Back in
1937, in his home city of Seattle, Wash.,
he heard from a friend that the Canal Zone
was a good place to work and live. Signing
up as an operator machinist, he was at first
master of the small tug Indio. Then he
took pilot training, got his rating in 1945.
He and his wife like Margarita, but look-
ing ahead, have bought a place at 29 Palms
in the high desert of California. Their
three grandchildren will be likely visitors
in their home after they make the move to
California. .. THE MAN in the bottom
picture is Dock Foreman John D. Lowe,
who gets the ships spotted and berthed
at Cristobal. His thumbnail biography ran
2 weeks ago, in error, with a picture of
Captain Didrickson. Our apologies.


Along the Banks...
***ADVANCE ORDERS for Christmas
trees will not be necessary. Sales start
December 17 at a median price of $3;
better ones $4, below average $1.75,
whoppers $12.75. Deliveries on Zone,
50 cents extra.
***THE Community Health Center at
the new Rainbow City Community Service
Building will open for business at 8:15 a.m.,
Friday, December 14. The Health Center
formerly was located in Building 6507,
Randolph Road.
place is Penonome, the dates are Decem-
ber 14 through 16. Governor Fleming will
be there, and so will other Zonians, some
putting on an exhibit of square dances.
Burritos Mancha and Gato will delight the
youngsters, and a film will round out Canal
***SPACE VACATED in the Admin-
istration Building by the Transportation
Section will be occupied by Safety Branch
and Personnel units.
hours, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. will be in effect
all next week at Balboa and Coco Solo
retail stores, and, starting Wednesday,
December 19 at Paraiso, Gamboa, and
Rainbow City. All retail stores will open
at 9 a.m. December 24, but remember
they'll close at 4 p.m.
sports favored by admeasurer Jim Jones
(Photo in Spanish section), who lives in
Coco Solo with his wife and three children.
**+ELSA BAILEY, Administrative Assist-
ant, Personnel Matters, in the Employment
and Placement Branch, was born on the
Isthmus and joined the organization in
1944 as a stenographer. "Frequently I run
into people on the street who met me
when they first applied for a job in the
Canal Zone," says Mrs. Bailey, whose duty
it was-a while back-to welcome new-
comers from the States at the airport.
(Photo in Spanish section.)
***THE TIME HAS COME, and gone,
the postmaster said, for mailing anything
by surface transport with a hope of its
cheering the recipient's Christmas. Decem-
ber 12 was really the last "confident" date
for airmail packages, but either packages

Probation Experts

Study Local Scene
Recommendations are expected to be
sent to Governor Fleming this month by
Louis J. Sharp, Washington, D.C., on tech-
nical details involved in establishment of
a probation and parole office in accordance
with provisions of the Revised Code.
Mr. Sharp has been Chief of the Proba-
tion Division, Administrative Office, U.S.
Courts, since 1953. During his 10-day visit
on the Isthmus which ended last week he
conferred with Judge Guthrie F. Crowe,
U.S. District Court; District Attorney
Rowland K. Hazard; Canal Zone Magis-
trates John E. Deming and Charles A.
Garcia, and other interested officials.
Warren Olney III, Director of the Ad-
ministrative Office of the U.S. Courts, also
was here on a visit related to establishment
of a probation system and met with top
Canal officials during his stay.

Atlantic Checks Cashed
Effective December 17, the Coco Solo,
Margarita, and Rainbow City retail stores
-as well as the Gatun retail store-will
start cashing paychecks of Panama Canal
employees during all hours of service. The
service had been requested by Atlantic side
Civic Councils.

or cards mailed through Monday, the 17th,
will have a fair show of arriving if the
people at the other end don't live too far
up the ravine.
***APPLICATIONS for 1963 vehicle
plates are running about as usual, with the
early December demand about normal in
comparison with the past 5 years. The
annual year-end drang and sturm during
Christmas week is expected. December 31
is the last day for those who plan to drive
on New Year's.
***SCORES OF BRISK, spit-and polish
potential Army officers have been turned
out by the Reserve Officers Training Corps
program at Cristobal High School since
Thomas Foster Metcalf was named in-
structor in 1958. But in January the Isth-
mus must say adi6s to this distinguished
military expert who is heading home to
Portland, Oreg., with Mrs. Metcalf and
their children.

Vol. 1, No. 26 Publicaci6n Semanal del Canal de Panam6 Viernes 14 de diciembre de 1962

Esclusas de Miraflores

Serdn Reacondicionadas

En Enero, Febrero, Marzo

Durante enero, febrero y marzo entrantes se realizara la limpieza y reacondicionamiento
general de las Esclusas de Miraflores esperAndose, segdn los preparativos que se adelantan
que, alternamente, cada una de las vias quedaria fuera de servicio por un lapso de
4 semanas.
El trabajo comprendera tres fases: la alcantarilla del muro central se colocara fuera de
servicio para la limpieza de vilvulas usualmente sumergidas; el trAnsito de naves no sufrira
sino en que llevarA mAs tiempo. El pr6ximo paso dejaria fuera de uso la via Este, reduciendo
la capacidad de manejo a unas 37 o 39 naves diarias; lo propio sucederA en la tercera fase,
cuando la otra via suspend servicios.
A excepci6n de dias en que hubiere aglomeraci6n de barcos, se espera que no se regis-
trarin tropiezos en el manejo del nimero usual de trinsitos diaries.
Como medidas especiales, se establecerAn las siguientes: servicio de remolcadores en
las Esclusas de Miraflores sin costo alguno para la nave; arreglos de personal e itinerario
para tender las necesidades maritimas; y concertar el paso diurno de naves que requieran
"libre trAnsito" por el Corte Gaillard para obviar congestion de trAnsito en las esclusas.
Se ha pedido a los armadores su cooperaci6n en el sentido de que notifiquen correcta-
mente sobre el arribo de sus naves asi como mantenetlas listas para transitar cuando
league el moment.


Los comisariatos de Balboa y Coco Solo
estarin abiertos los dias 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
y 22 de 9 de la mariana a 8 de la noche inin-
terrumpidamente. La vispera de Navidad
-dia 24-asi como el 31 de diciembre abri-
rAn tambi6n a las 9 de la mariana pero
cerrarAn a las 4 de la tarde.
Los comes de Paraiso, Gamboa y Rain-
bow City, por otro lado, mantendrAn las
horas normales hasta el 18; los dias 19 al
22, inclusive, operarAn continuamente de
9 de la maiiana a 8 de la noche y la vispera
de Navidad y el 31 de diciembre manten-
drAn igual horario al fijado para los comes
de Balboa y Coco Solo.
En Margarita y Gatin el horario normal
prevalecerA hasta el 22 de los corrientes
y los dias 24 y 31 abrirAn de 9 de la
mariana a 4 de la tarde.
Todos los almacenes y gasolineras per-
manecerin cerrados el dia de Navidad y el
19 de enero. Del 26 al 30 de diciembre,
observarin el horario usual.

Desde hoy a las 8:15 de la mariana em-
pezara a funcionar en el edificio del Centro
Comunal de Rainbow City el Centro Co-
munal de Salubridad que antiguamente
operaba en el edificio 6507 de Randolph

JIM JONES, arqueador de la Direcci6n de
Marina en Crist6bal, aparece arriba mien-
tras efect6a los calculos necesarios para
determinar el tonelaje neto de una nave
que transitarA por el Canal de Panama. La
mensura se hace conforme al sistema adop-
tado especificamente para el Canal de
Panama. Jones y otros 14 compaiieros rea-
lizan ese especializado trabajo que exije
que aborden barcos que no hubiesen uti-
lizado anteriormente la via interoceanica,
para hacer un arqueo que sirva para obte-
ner el tonelaje bruto; luego hacen ciertos
cAlculos para deducir de ese tonelaje lo
necesario para obtener el tonelaje neto,
conforme al sistema adoptado por la orga-
nizaci6n; sobre ese tonelaje es que se cobra
el peaje reglamentario. Jones, casado y con
tres hijos, vive en Coco Solo; vino al Istmo
a la edad de 1 afio y aqui se levant; gra-
duado de la Escuela Superior de Balboa,
atendi6 el Junior College antes de ir a los
Estados Unidos a proseguir sus studios.
De vuelta al Istmo, en febrero de 1962,
ingres6 a trabajar por el Canal de Panama.
Sus ratos de ocio los dedica a la pesca
y al tenis.

Mesura en la Mensura
Toda nave que se apresta a atravesar el Canal por primera vez es abordada, usualmente,
por un par de arqueadores y-tratandose de buques de pasajeros-hasta por cuatro, provisto,
cada uno, con su cinta impregnada de metal para que ni se contraiga ni se expand y d6
la media just.
La misi6n de los arqueadores de la Direcci6n de Marina del Canal de PanamA consiste
en obtener la informaci6n necesaria a fin de determinar el tonelaje neto, conforme al
sistema de la organizaci6n, para que sirva de base para el cobro del peaje just; aun cuando
la misma labor se realize en barcos exentos de pago alguno.
Los cargos se hacen sobre toda embarcaci6n, bien estuviere cargada o en lastre, except
en los casos de dragas, naves de guerra y diques-flotantes que pagan con base a su
Generalmente las naves presentan-a su primera llamada-un certificado de arqueo
extendido por su pais de registro, el cual sirve de base para comparar con el arqueaje hecho
por los arqueadores del Canal de PanamA, y ayuda a cualesquiera correcciones que fueren
necesarias. Por ejemplo: si el certificado muestra que la nave tiene tanques de double fondo,
el arqueador debe cerciorarse de que no son utilizables para carga.
La oficina de arqueamiento funciona 24 horas al dia y atiende tambi6n asuntos de inmi-
graci6n y cuarentena y lleva estadisticas de carga y similares.
Por cada hora que un arqueador pasa abordo, emplea dos o mis en la oficina,
determinando el tonelaje correspondiente a la nave visitada.

Gran Total------------- 3,283
Esclusas de Miraflores - __ 1,321
Esclusas de Gat6n ---__ 128
Barcos de pasajeros (2)___ 1,160
Las Cruces (8 viajes) --- 674
Informaci6n suministrada por el
Servicio de Guias

f11[11Wyy, espanol


1:00 Parade of Sports
3:30 Chapel of the Air
1:00 Wide World of Sports
5:00 Exploring
6:00 CFN News
6:15 Sacred Heart
6:30 Parents Ask About
7:00 Deatlh Valley Days
7:30 Danny Thomas
8:00 Ed Sullivan Show
8:50 Weekend News Review
9:00 Opening Night At
Lincoln Center
11:00 Final Edition
11:15 Encore: Westinghouse

4:50 Billboard
5:00 First Edition
5:05 Santa's Workshop
5:30 Magic Land of
6:00 4-Star Edition
6:35 Greatest Dramas
6:45 Bienvenido
7:00 Zane Grev Theater
7:30 Price Is Right
8:00 Universit of Panama
8:30 So This Is Hollywood
8:55 CFN News

9:00 Movietime: "Repeat
10:30 Stump the Stars
11:00 Final Edition
11:15 Encore: Ed Sullivan

4:50 Billboard
5:00 First Edition
5:05 Kids Klub
5:30 Tennessee Ernie Ford
6:00 4-Star Edition
6:35 College Quiz Bowl
7:00 Corozal Hospital Chorus
7:15 Armed Forces News
7:30 Andv Griffith
8:0)0 Garry Moore Show
8:55 CFN News
9:00 Armchair Theater:
"In This Corner"
10:00 Ted Mack
10:30 Overseas Adventure
11:00 Final Edition
11:15 Encore: Danny Thomas
and Zane Grey

4:50 Billboard
5:00 First Edition
5:05 Santa's Workshop
5:30 Shari Lewis
6:00 4-Star Edition
6:35 Report

El Rostro Familiar


"Yo soy panamefia porque naci en Pa-
nama," dice la seiiora Elsa L. Bailey, Ayu-
dante Administrativo, Asuntos de Personal
(General), quien se encuentra trabajando
en la Divisi6n de Empleo y Utilizaci6n
desde 1944 cuando comenz6 como meca-
n6grafa. Es tan conocida por tanta gente,
que mnuchas veces se encuentra en la calle
con personas que la recuerdan como la pri-
mera persona con quien hablaron al venir
a trabajar en la Zona del Canal. Este rostro
familiar tuvo a su cargo el recibimiento en
el aeropuerto de los nuevos empleados que
venian de los Estados Unidos.


QUE a partir del 17 de diciembre los
Coinies de Coco Solo, Margarita y Rain-
bow City-al igual que el de Cat6n-harain
efectivos los cheques de pago de los cm-
pleados del Canal de PanamA que acudan
a cambiarlos.
Los cheques serin cambiados siempre y
cuando se presented durante las horas regu-
lares de servicio en dichos establecimien-
tos. La media habia sido solicitada por
los Consejos Civicos del Atlintico.

Around and About-
"Organ Guild"
Perry Como
CFN News
Fight of the Week
Final Edition
Encore: Gary Moore

First Edition
Kids Klub
Salute to the States
4-Star Edition
Crossroads Barberslhop
George Cobel Show
Sing Along with Mitch
CFN News
Big Story
What's Myv Line
Final Edition
Encore: Perry Como

First Edition
4-Star Edition

Christmas in Mother
Goose Land
Real McCoys
Chevy Show
CFN News
Candid Camera
I've Cot a Secret
CFN Bowling
Final Edition
Friday Night Theater:
"I'l Name tlhe

Cartoon Carnival
Captain Kangaroo
Saturday Matinee:
"In This Corner"
Magic Mlidway
Sports Time
The Witness
CFN News
The Big Picture
ThIe Texan
To Tell tle Truth
Lawrence Welk
CFN News
U.S. Steel Hour
Big Time Wrestling
Final Edition
Encore: Bell Telephone

Este Mes Sharp

Rendiri Informe

Durante el transcurso del mes se espera
que rinda su informed al Cobernador
Fleming sobre pormenores tecnicos relati-
vos a la aplicacion do "libertad condicional
o provisoria," en conformidad con las esti-
pulaciones del C6digo (revisado) de la
Zona del Canal, el seilor Louis J. Sharp,
Jcfc de la Divisi6n Probatoria, Oficina
Administrative, de las Cortes de los Estados
Durantc su permanencia on el Istmo,
Sharp celcbr6 conferencias con el Magis-
trado Cuthric E. Crowe, de la Corte Dis-
tritorial; el Procurador Rowland K. Hazard;
y Charles A. Carcia, asi como con otras
autoridades competcntes.
Ademas de Sharp, otro colega suyo de
trabajo, Warren Olney III, vino dc Wash-
ington, D.C., para los mismos fines y

4Gusta de ver contradanzas? dDesea ver
la pelicula a colors sobre el Canal de
Panama? . ,Montar en los burritos
Mancha y Gato? dAdmirar las vistas del
Pues haga lo que muchas otras perso-
nas: vayase a Penononm donde se inaugura
hoy la Feria Agropecuaria, Industrial y
Cultural de CoclI con la asistencia del
President de PanamA, el Gobernador de

A la Orilla del Canal. ..
.** EUGENE E. HAMLIN, Jr., Director
de Arqueamiento, cuya foto aparece en la
secci6n inglesa, naci6 en el Istmo y, des-
pubs de graduarse en la Escuela Superior
de Balboa y tras un afio de studios en el
Primer Ciclo Universitario, sigui6 a Pitts-
burgo, Estados Unidos, donde obtuvo su
diploma en Ingenieria Mccinica en el
Institute Tecnol6gico Carnegie.
Su esposa, nacida en Carolina del Norte,
cs Maestra de escuela en Margarita, sitio
donde resident los esposos Hamlin. Entu-
siasta de la floricultura, Hamlin es Presi-
dente de la Sociedad de Orquideas de la
Costa de Oro.
*** El PrActico, CapitAn CONRAD G.
DIDRICKSON se encontraba en Seattle
en 1937 cuando oy6 hablar de que habia
oportunidades en el Canal de PanamA, y
aca se vino, ingresando a su servicio como
mecAnico tornero; luego fue capitan del
remolcador Indio, mientras estudiaba
para Practico del Canal, cargo que ocupa
desde 1945. Vive con su esposa en
***STUART REED, el nuevo Secretario
Ejecutivo de la Junta Coordinadora del
Personal Civil de la Zona del Canal, (foto
en la secei6n inglesa) Ilegado recientemente
al Istmo, procedente de Dallas, Tejas,
acompaniado de su.esposa, tiene una larga
hoja de servicios con el Ej6rcito de los
Estados Unidos.


Este afio no sera necesario ordenar su
arbolito de Navidad con anticipacion, ya
que, desde el lunes 17, serin puestos a la
venta public en los siguientes sitios: a la
entrada de la Avenida Roosevelt, Area In-
dustrial, inmnueble n6inero 10, para los
vecinos de Balboa, Anc6n, Diablo Heights
y Los Rios; detras del Correo de Coco
Solo, edificio n6iero 1143, para los veci-
nos de Crist6bal, Margarita y Coco Solo;
en el Comic de Gatun, y en los de Gamboa,
Paraiso, Pedro Miguel y Rainbow City para
los vecinos de esos lugares.
Segin la calidad, tamafio y condiciones
los precious serAn de $4, $3 y $1.75, except
los muy grandes, para organizaciones, que
se venderin a $12.75.
Si el comprador desca entrega a domi-
cilio habra un recargo extra de 50 centavos
por Arbol.

la Zona del Canal, el Secretario Ejecutivo
de la Zona, y otras altas personalidades.
Conjuntos folkl6ricos y musicales; exhi-
biciones de ganado vacuno y caballar; de
products naturales y nmanufacturados;
comida tipica y tipica atmbsfera del Inte-
rior, de todo eso podrA usted gozar desde
hoy hasta el lunes 16 en la feria que se
celebra en Penonomn.


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