Title: Spillway
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00098946/00030
 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: January 4, 1963
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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Volume ID: VID00030
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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Gift of the Panama Canal Museum

New Dig Starts Soon In Gaillard Cut

Weekly publication of the Panama Canal Friday, January 4, 1963

OFFICERS OF THE Canal Zone Central Labor Union-Metal Trades Council, AFL-CIO,
pictured above, are, seated, left to right: Edward H. Womble, secretary; J. C. Dyer, wage
and grievance representative; James H. Elliott, president; Louis S. Damiani, legislative
representative; W. M. O. Fischer, treasurer; standing: Robert Merrill, second vice president,
left, and Burman S. Spangler, trustee. Not present when picture was taken were W. W.
Huffman, first vice president; Leroy Wilson, Jr., wage board first alternate; J. J. Roddy,
wage board second alternate, and John F. Rice, legislative alternate. In the recent
reorganization, all major officers were reelected.

71 Delegates Guide Affairs of

29 Locals In CLU-M
Seventy-one delegates represent the 29
affiliate unions of the Canal Zone Cen-
tral Labor Union-Metal Trades Council,
AFL-CIO. These delegates are elected or
appointed by affiliates on the basis of the
number of members.
It is these delegates who elect the officers
of the CLU-MTC and conduct its affairs
in a manner similar to State and local
central bodies or councils in the United
The Metal Trades Council had its incep-
tion in 1912 and the Central Labor Union
was organized in the early twenties. The
two were combined in the late twenties.
Jurisdictional activities covered by the
affiliates range from craft organizations to
service groups and into the professional
areas. Several of the unions have a long
history of service, actually predating for-
mation of the Metal Trades Council.
A majority have been active here between
30 and 40 years. Some are relatively
new, one having been formed less than
6 months ago.
The CLU-MTC confines its general

activities to such areas as organization,
wages, grievances, and legislation. Three
major departments have been established.
The three Wage and Grievance Depart-
ment officers aid in making wage studies
and consult, advise and serve in grievances
and appeals. Two Legislative Department
staffers direct and pursue legislative pro-
grams of concern, supported by a legisla-
tive committee of representatives from each
affiliate union. Two Industrial Training
Department staff members serve on the
Panama Canal's Industrial Training Com-
mittee, where they advise on matters con-
cerning apprentices and apprentice training
standards. Aiding them is a CLU-MTC
Apprentice Committee of representatives
of unions with apprcnticeable trades.
The CLU-MTC, through its officers,
the Metal Trades Department and the
AFL-CIO, has been active in support of
pay legislation, retirement and other bene-
fits, and union recognition. It has been
accorded formal recognition, as a gov-
erning body for affiliated employee
organizations, by the Panama Canal.

Vol. 1, No. 29

Moretti-Harrison, contractors for the
Zone I excavation on Bas Obispo-Las Cas-
cadas Reaches, expect to begin operations
early in this month.
They will begin clearing the work site,
establishing access roads, temporary shop
and office facilities, making preliminary
surveys and setting reference points which
will be required after the heavy earth
moving equipment arrives.
The prime excavating equipment is
expected toward the end of January.
Scrapers of the largest size and rock
breaking equipment of a type never before
used on the Isthmus will be employed
on this project.
All work to be done under this
$2,016,000 contract is on the west side of
the Canal between Gamboa and the Army
training area at Empire. The job consists
of excavating, removing and placing in
selected spoil areas approximately 4%
million cubic yards of earth and rock, all
to be taken from above the 87-foot level
of Gatun Lake.
The work is to be completed late in
October 1964. The contracting firm is a
"joint venture" organization consisting of
Joseph C. Moretti, Inc., and Nat G.
Harrison Overseas Corp., both of Miami,

Dredge Due Soon
The sea-going hopper dredge Harding,
being sent here by the U.S. Army Corps
of Engineers, is expected to arrive in
It will work in Gaillard Cut for approxi-
mately 3 months to assist the Dredging
Division in clearing material from the
waterway in connection with the cut-
widening work. The Harding is named for
former Canal Zone Gov. Chester Harding,
who served 1917-21.
The Harding will come to the Isthmus
from the west coast. Sent there for over-
haul in 1959, she was completely re-
powered and overhauled at a Seattle,
Wash., yard.

Along the Banks...
***THE STADIUM at Mount Hope is
being readied for the baseball season.
Lights and other items will be repaired
at an estimated cost of $11,000
***VISITORS GREETED by the Canal
Zone Guide Service last week included
260 aboard transiting passenger ships and
399 who voyaged aboard Canal launches.
There also were 76 who came to Gatun
and 1,121 who called at Miraflores. They
totaled 1,856 visitors.

Winding Road
Why isn't the Gamboa Bridge straight?
Engineers agree it would have cost less
to build that way, and be safer, without
the 6-degree curve which puts five distinct
turns in the bridge roadway.
It was built in 1907-08 to make accessi-
ble large areas over which material from
Culebra Cut could be dumped, at the time
of relocation of the Panama Railroad.
Veterans in the Engineering Division
consulted don't believe the upstream
"bulge" was either reinforcement against
the river current or for better piers
One said he'd once heard that the curve
in the bridge resulted from surveying prob-
lems .through heavy jungle growth there
-that the surveys from each side didn't tie
in, a correction had to be made after work
was started, and the steelwork spans were
too long to fit on a straight line.
The Panama Canal Record of those days
makes bare official mention of completion
of the span, indicating that there might
have been some feeling that the less said,
the better. Official records here don't pro-
vide an answer and pertinent ones prior
to April 1914 are in the National Archives
in Washington, D.C.

C.Z.J.C. Swim Ballet
The Canal Zone Junior College syn-
chronized swimming group has been win-
ning audience applause with its water
ballet presentations.
Miss Patricia Lehman, Canal Zone Junior
College and Balboa High School physical
education teacher, is the instructor.
Synchronized swimmers are: Jackie Wel-
lington, Beverly Bowman, Clare O'Donnell,
Becky Martin, and Sherry Acker. (Photo in
Spanish section.)

Checked And Verified . .
***ALL WRITERS and editors have
their own styles. If you notice a change
in THE SPILLWAY, it could be because
Miss Olive Brooks, 20-year resident of the
Isthmus and Isthmian correspondent for
the New York Times, is ending her tem-
porary employment in the Press Office
December 31. She has guided THE SPILL-
WAY through its formative first half year.
She will return to more regular household
chores and again will be available to local
newspapers as requests arise for assign-
ments such as have made her name well
known to many on the Isthmus.
.**OUT TODAY-the first 1963 issue of
stories on whether the oceans are on the
same level along the Isthmus coasts-and
why they aren't; an account of new
"rigging" to help pilots get big ships
through the Canal; information on mainte-
nance of the new bridge across the Canal
and a report on dry seasons history.
+**HOURS OF SERVICE during week-
days have been extended at Cristobal
Service Center. From now on it will be
open from 6 a.m. until 6:45 p.m. daily
except Sundays and holidays. Longer hours
will involve employment of 11 extra per-
sons, the Supply and Community Service
Bureau reports.

Spring Term FSU Registration Set

Registration for the Florida State Uni-
versity Canal Zone Program spring term
will be January 7 through 11 on both the
Atlantic and Pacific sides.
There are to be two different courses:
a 16-week course and an 8-week course,
covering subjects from college algebra to
creative writing, public relations, western
civilization, Spanish, banking, biology,
ornithology, and business law.
Classes will be at the Fort Clayton Edu-
cation Center, Building 95, from 6:30 to
9:30 p.m. except for Saturday classes from
8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Military personnel and U.S. Government
employees and their dependents having
a high school diploma or equivalent
certificate may apply for admission.
Cost is $15 per semester hour plus
books. On first enrollment only there is a
registration fee of $5.
Pacific side enrollment will be at Build-
ing 95, Fort Clayton, Monday through

Friday noon. On Wednesday and Thursday,
January 9 and 10, there will be registration
at the Rotunda, Administration Building,
Balboa Heights.
On the Atlantic side, registration will be
at Building 32, Fort Davis.

"Shots" On The Locks
At Miraflores Locks, starting at 1 p.m.
January 8, a medical team armed with
booster shots for protection against flu and
tetanus-protection boosters will show up to
service all employees. The team will be at
Pedro Miguel Locks at 1 p.m. January 10,
and at the Dredging Division, Gamboa,
at 1 p.m. January 15.
Dependents and others interested in
getting these shots can get them at Balboa,
Paraiso, Gatun, Margarita, Coco Solo, or
Rainbow City Health Centers or at the
Gamboa Dispensary.


Parade of Sports
Chapel of the Air
Wide World of Sports
Science in Action
Parents Ask About
CFN News
Sacred Heart
Our American lleritage
Danny Thomas
Ed Sullivan Show
Weekend News Review
So This Is Hollywood
Riddle of the Lusitania
Final Edition
Encore: Here's Edie
and As Ceaser Sees It
First Edition
Magic Land of
Focus on America
4-Star Edition
Greatest Dramas
Zane Grey Theater
Price Is Right
Big Stor
Bob Cummins
CFN News

Movictimc: "Prison
Final Edition
Encore: Ed Sullivan

4:50 Billboard
5:00 First Edition
5:05 Kids Klulb
5:30 Wonders of the World
6:00 4-Star Edition
6:35 American HIeritage
7:00 Airman's World
7:15 Armed Forces News
7:30 Andy Grilffith
8:00 Carry Moore Show
8:55 CFN News
9:00 Armchair Theater:
"The Missing
10:30 Overseas Adventure
11:00 Final Edition
11:15 Encore: Riddle of the


4:50 Billboard
5:00 First Edition
5:05 Shari Lewis Show
5:30 Crisis
6:00 4-Star Edition








Around and About
Deatl Valley Days
Bob Hope Show
CFN News
Fight of the Week
Final Edition
Encore: Gary Moore

First Edition
Kids Klub
Navy Hilites
4-Star Edition
College Quiz Bowl
George Gobel Show
Sing Along with Mitch
CFN News
The Witness
4-Star Plavhouse
What's My Line
Final Edition
Encore: Bob Hope

First Edition
Magic Midway

4-Star Edition
Tennessee Ernie Ford
Real McCoys
Bell Telephone Hour
CFN News
Candid Camera
I've Got a Secret
Ted Mack
Stump the Stars
Final Edition
Friday Night Theater:
"The Reckless Way"
Cartoon Carnival
Captain Kangaroo
Saturday Matinee:
"The Missing
Sports Time
Navv Hilites
CFN News
The Big Picture
The Texan
To Tell the Truth
Lawrence Welk
CFN News
Circle Theater
Big Time Wrestling
Final Edition
Encore: Bell Telephone

otri it tilt


'62 '61 '62 '61 '62 '61
246 239 15 16 499 285
3612 3288(699) 118 127(4) 9985 18823(95)
() Locks Overhaul injuries Included in total.

Vol. 1, No. 29 Publicaci6n semanal del Canal de Panam6 Viernes 4 de enero de 1963

Sindicalismo Muy

Activo en la Zona

Setenta y un delegados elegidos o nom-
brados por 29 gremios afiliados, represen-
tan al Sindicato Central Obrero-Consejo
de Oficios Metal6rgicos (AFL-CIO). Co-
rresponde a ellos elegir a los directors de
la CLU-MTC y dirigir sus asuntos en igual
manera que lo hacen organismos similares
en los Estados Unidos.
El Consejo de Oficios Metal6rgicos em-
pez6 a funcionar en 1912 y el Sindicato
Central Obrero en la d6cada del '20, al
finalizar la cual se fusionaron.
A los organismos afiliados compete asun-
tos de organizaci6n gremial, servicios y
profesiones. Muchos de los gremios tienen
un largo historical de servicios que en algu-
nos casos antecede a la formaci6n del Con-
sejo de Oficios Metal6rgicos. La mayoria
se han estado agitando aqui desde hace
30 o 40 afios; otros son mas recientes,
habiendo uno que se organize hace tan
solo 6 meses.
La CLU-MTC circunscribe sus activida-
des al campo general que abarca organi-
zaci6n, escala de salaries, quejas y reclamos
y legislaci6n.

U. de Florida
Ofrece Cursos
La matricula para el Programa de la
Zona del Canal de la Universidad del
Estado de Florida en el Periodo de Prima-
vera, comenzari el 7 de enero hasta el 11
tanto en el sector AtlAntico como en el
HabrA dos cursos diferentes, uno de 16
semanas y ocho de 8, que cubrirAn mate-
rias desde el Algebra hasta escritura crea-
tiva, relaciones p6blicas hasta civilizaci6n
occidental, espafiol, banca, biologia y
ornitologia. (Pasa a pdgina 2, column 3)

El Review de

Nutrido e interesante material de lec-
tura encontrara usted en la entrega del
REVIEW en espafiol correspondiente al
mes en curso. Procure su copia a tiempo
en todos los sitios usuales de venta y
no olvide que sus amigos en el exterior
estarian encantados de recibir una como

Los tres funcionarios del Departamento
de Sueldos y Reclamos ayudan en analisis
de escalas de salaries y asesoran en lo rela-
cionado a reclamos y apelaciones. Los dos
del Departamento de Legislaci6n impulsan
proyectos legislativos, asesorados por Co-
misiones de cada uno de los gremios afilia-
dos. Los dos funcionarios del Departa-
mento de Adiestramiento Industrial sirven
en la Comisi6n similar que mantiene el
Canal de PanamA asesorAndola sobre lo
relative a aprendices y normas de adiestra-
miento. Colabora en ello la Comisi6n de
Aprendices del CLU-MTC formada por
representantes de los gremios que cuenten
con aprendices.
La CLU-MTC se diligencia much en
apoyo de leyes sobre salaries, jubilaci6n y
otros beneficios Jaborales, asi como en reco-
nocimiento a los Sindicatos. El Canal de
PanamA la ha reconocido como el orga-
nismo regidor de los gremios de empleados
(Vea fotografia en la secci6n inglesa.)



Labriegos de toda la comarca circun-
vecina, asi como de otros puntos de la
Repiblica, se congregarAn en Oc6 el 19,
20 y 21 de los corrientes para asistir a la
Feria Agropecuaria e Industrial de San
SebastiAn, que sera inaugurada por el Pre-
sidente Roberto F. Chiari el sAbado 19.
Los organizadores de la Feria han to-
mado las providencias necesarias para
llevar un tarjetario de las habitaciones dis-
ponibles y las reservaciones de alojamiento
que se hicieren. Como la concurrencia de
personas de PanamA y de la Zona del
Canal serA bastante crecida, conviene
asegurar las reservaciones con tiempo.
El Gobernador Robert J. Fleming, Jr.,
especialmente invitado, asistirA a la Feria
este afo.
El Comit6 Organizador pidi6 al SPILL-
WAY invitar por este medio a todos los
residents de la Zona del Canal que
pudiesen concurrir.

Componentes del ballet acuAtico del Primer Ciclo pre-Universitario de la Zona del Canal
continian ganando aplausos en sus actuaciones. Aparecen en la grafica: Jackie Ashton, Pat
Lane, Eileen Ott, Lynne Wellington, Beverly Bowman, Clare O'Donnell, Becky Martin y
Sherry Acker. La sefiorita Patricia Lehman, profesora de educaci6n fisica del Primer Ciclo
y de la Escuela Superior de Balboa, es la instructor del grupo.

illwearY .e,,
!1 en espanol

Esperan Iniciar el Trabajo de

Ensanche en el Corte este mes

Moretti-Harrison, contratistas para la
excavaci6n de la Zona I en las Rectas
Bas Obispo-Las Cascadas, esperan iniciar
operaciones a principios de este mes.
Ellos comenzarAn limpiando el lugar de
trabajo, construyendo caminos de acceso,
talleres temporales y facilidades de oficina,
haciendo medidas preliminares del terreno
y colocando los puntos de referencia que
serAn requeridos despu6s que Ilegue el
pesado equipo de movimiento de tierra.
El principal equipo de excavaci6n es
esperado a fines de enero. Raspadores del
mis grande tamafio y equipo de romper
roca de un tipo jamAs usado antes en el
Istmo, serin utilizados en este proyecto.
Todo el trabajo que serA hecho bajo
este contrato de $2,016,000 es en el lado
oeste del Canal entire Gamboa y el Area
de instrucci6n del Ej6rcito en Emperador.
El trabajo consiste en la excavaci6n, remo-
ci6n y colocaci6n en determinadas Areas,
de aproximadamente 4/2 millones de yards
c6bicas de tierra y roca, que serAn sacadas

Gran Total 1,856
Esclusas de Miraflores - 1,121
Esclusas de Cat6n _____ 76
Barcos de pasajeros (3)_ _. 260
Las Cruces (4 viajes) - 370
Reina Manuelita I (1 viaje)_ 29
Informaci6n suministrada por el
Servicio de Guias

A Vacunarse Tocan
A partir del 8 de enero a la 1 p.m., en
las Esclusas de Miraflores, un equipo de
medicos armados con vacunas de refuerzo
para la protecci6n contra el trancazo y el
t6tano, se presentara para tender a todos
los empleados. Los equipos estarAn en las
Esclusas de Pedro Miguel a la 1 p.m. el
10 de enero y en la Divisi6n de Dragas, en
Gamboa, a la 1 p.m. el 15 de enero.
Los dependientes y otros interesados en
recibir estas vacunas, pueden conseguirlas
en los Centros de Salubridad en Balboa,
Paraiso, Gat6n, Margarita, Coco Solo o
Rainbow City o en el Dispensario de

de arriba de los 87 pies del nivel del Lago
El trabajo deberA completarse a fines
de octubre de 1964. La firma contratista
es una organizaci6n "conjunta" integrada
por Joseph G. Moretti, Inc., y Nat G.
Harrison Overseas Corp., ambos de Miami,

Que Hacer el

Fin de Semana
Si el tiempo lo permitiere, higase de
unos emparedados, dulces y golosinas,
Ilene el termo con su bebida caliente favo-
rita, eche mano de su cimara fotogrAfica
y de sus bin6culos, aborde el carro junto
con su familiar y vAyase de romeria.
En el sector Atlfntico puede dirigirse
al Cerro del Contratista, con su magnifica
vista panorAmica; al hist6rico Fuerte San
Lorenzo, acariciado por la brisa del Caribe;
la acogedora playa de Pifias o cualesquiera
de los numerosos recantos en la ribera del
Lago Gatin. Podria tambien visitar el
parque zool6gico que mantiene el Ej6rcito
en el Fuerte Sherman, o irse al parque
situado en el antiguo Camino de Cruces
o al mirador de la Represa de Madden.
En el sector del Pacifico pocos sitios
pueden superar la plAcida atm6sfera de
los Jardines de Summit, solo comparable
al Parque George Green, que ofrecen
magnificas facilidades para el picnic.

A la Orilla del Canal ..
+**LAS HORAS DE servicio durante los
dias de semana han sido extendidas a partir
del 2 de enero en el Centro de Servicios
Comunales en Crist6bal. De ahora en ade-
lante estarA abierto de 6 a.m. hasta las
6:45 p.m. diariamente, con excepci6n de
los domingos y dias de fiesta. El aumento
de horas significara el empleo de 11 per-
sonas extras, segin informa la Direcci6n
de Abastos y Servicios Comunales.
+**TODOS los redactores y editors tie-
nen su propio estilo. Si usted nota un
cambio en THE SPILLWAY, podria ser

El Rostro Familiar


RODOLFO LOZANO, verificador de la
Agencia Local del Ferrocarril de PanamA,
tiene 20 aiios de servicio con el Canal de
PanamA y es una figure muy familiar en el
Freight House. Miembro voluntario de la
Compafiia No. 1 del Cuerpo de Bomberos
de PanamA desde 1956, Lozano ha tenido
afici6n por los bombers desde hace much
tiempo. Al incendiarse un tanque de gaso-
lina en el antiguo Freight House, en la
Avenida "B" de la ciudad de Panama en
1942, Lozano tom6 un. extinguidor para
tratar de sofocar las llamas y las control
hasta que llegaron los bombers de la Zona
del Canal y de Panama para sofocar el
incendio. El 28 de noviembre uiltimo reci-
bi6 su quinta medalla de asistencia en el
Cuerpo de Bomberos. Es casado y tiene
dos niiios de edad escolar.

porque Miss Olive Brooks, por 20 afios
resident en el Istmo y corresponsal ist-
mefia del New York Times, quien termin6
su empleo temporal en la Oficina de Prensa
el 31 de diciembre. Ella ha guiado el
SPILLWAY durante su primer medio afio
y ahora regresa a labores regularmente
dombsticas y nuevamente estara disponible
para los peri6dicos locales cuando suria
alguna solicitud para una asignaci6n como
las que han hecho su nombre muy conocido
en el Istmo.

(Viene de la pdgina I)
Las classes serAn dictadas en el Centro
Educativo de Fuerte Clayton, Edificio 95,
de 8:30 a 9:30 p.m., except las classes de
los sabados que serAn de 8:30 a 11:30 a.m.
El personal military y los empleados del
Gobiemo de los EE. UU. y sus dependien-
tes que tienen diploma de escuela secun-
daria o un certificado equivalent, pueden
hacer aplicaci6n de matricula.
CostarA $15 por hora-semestre ademas
de libros. La matricula costarA $5.
Las matriculas en el sector del Pacifico
se recibirAn en cl Edificio 95 en Fuerte
Clayton, de lunes a viernes al mediodia.
El mi6rcoles y jueves, 9 y 10 de enero, se
recibiran matriculas en la Rotonda del
Edificio Administrativo en Balboa Heights.
La matricula en el sector AtlAntico seri
en el Edificio 32 en Fuerte Davis.


Antes de empezar a trabajar con materials Acidas o cfusticas, ubique la lave o
grifo de agua o la ducha mAs pr6xima. De ser possible, mantenga una manguera a
nano o un recipient con agua fresca. En caso de quemaduras:
1. Lave las Areas afectadas inmediatamente o sumbrjalas en agua si fuere possible.
2. Si las circunstancias exigen que coloque todo el cuerpo bajo agua o la ducha,
quitese las prendas de vestir que estuvieren saturadas mientras el agua fluye
sobre el cuerpo.
3. Manteniendo los ojos abiertos, bAfielos en una fuente de agua o con un chorro
suave de agua.
4. Consulte cuanto antes a un medico, sobre todo si hay quemaduras en los ojos
o las que tuviere fueren de cierta gravedad.
5. Las quemaduras leves o superficiales, una vez lavadas las Areas afectadas, deben
tratarse en la misma forma que las producidas por vapor.

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