Group Title: Panama Canal spillway : el Canal de Panamá spillway
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Title: The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Alternate Title: Spillway
Canal de Panamá Spillway
Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Physical Description: 37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Canal Zone
Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
United States
Publisher: Panama Canal
Place of Publication: Balboa Hights C.Z
Balboa Hights C.Z
Publication Date: November 21, 1986
Copyright Date: 1986
Frequency: biweekly[jan. 6, 1984-1999]
weekly[ former -dec. 23, 1983]
Subject: Periodicals -- Canal Zone   ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama)   ( lcsh )
Genre: federal government publication   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Republic of Panama -- Canal Zone -- Balboa -- Balboa Heights
Coordinates: 8.95 x -79.566667 ( Place of Publication )
Language: 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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Bibliographic ID: UF00094771
Volume ID: VID00052
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 02582102
lccn - 83642750
issn - 0364-8044
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Preceded by: Spillway
Succeeded by: Faro (Balboa, Panama)

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Pay hike due in January

President Ronald Reagan has signed
the government spending bill that
includes a 3 percent pay raise for general
schedule federal employees.
Consequently, Panama Canal Com-
mission employees in the NM and
related categories, as well as Canal
pilots, can expect to receive a pay
increase effective January 4, 1987.
Commission firefighters will also re-
ceive a 3 percent pay increase, beginning
January 18, 1987.
Pay adjustments for other categories
will be announced later.

Phone, electric rates up
Panama Canal Commission residen-
tial telephone rates will be increased in
January 1987. The employee monthly
rate will be $14.50, the non-employee
monthly rate $19.50, and the employee
biweekly rate $6.70. (The latter will
become effective with pay period 1,
commencing on January 4.)
Also scheduled to .increase are
Commission residential electricity rates,
which will be up 9.6 percent effective
with meter readings for December 1986
consumption. The increase will be
reflected in the February 9, 1987, pay
statement, which is for pay period 2,
ending January 31. In accordance with
the Commission's comparability pricing
policy, adjustments are customarily
made in residential electric rates to bring
them in line with residential power rate
schedules of the Tennessee Valley

Take note
The Industrial Relations Office
has temporarily relocated to Apart-
ments A and D of Building 761 on
Barneby Street in Balboa.
Because of the Thanksgiving
Day holiday. the deadline for the
December 5 issue of the SPIL.WAY
has been advanced to noon on
Wednesday, November 26.
Red Cross cardiopulmonary
resuscitation classes will be offered
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Novem-
ber 26 and December 3 and 10 at
Building 519. Fort Clayton. Register
in Room 343 of Building 519.

Vote in PCABP election
The election of directors for the
Group Insurance Board is now under
way, and Panama Canal Commission
employees enrolled in the Panama
Canal Area Benefit Plan (PCABP)
should already have received their
ballots. The ballots should be com-
pleted and turned in by November 30.
Voters can select a total of 20 in-
dividuals; only the first 20 candidates
will be counted if more names are
marked. To vote for an individual not
on the ballot, print his or her name on
the lines provided for write-in can-
didates. Write-in candidates should be
federal employees enrolled in the
PCABP. Completed ballots should be
sealed in the self-addressed envelopes
provided with the ballots and sent
through the distribution system to the
Group Insurance Board.
Spouses of U.S. government em-
ployees who are enrolled in the PCABP
as dependents and who are themselves
federal employees and eligible for the
Federal Employees' Health Benefits
program can also arrange to vote by
contacting the Retirement and In-
surance Branch at 52-7831. Employees
who have not yet received their ballots
should also call that number.


'. Panamax ILesseF oves past
g wsatiwqr-k removing
to6-dfmrdth-dd rock that slid
into the Panama Canal channel in
the Gold Hill area of Gaillard Cut
on October 13. Contracted from
Great Lakes International Inc.,
the dredges "Mogul" and "Crest"
began working alongside Panama
Canal Commission dredges earlier
this month. To date, more than
100,000 cubic yards of slide
material have been removed
without impeding the transit of
ships through the Canal.

Photo by -
Kevin Jenkins


The Panama Canal Commission Fire
Division and Marine Bureau success-
fully completed a combined fire drill
with the Balboa Fire Station "bombe-
ros." It was staged on November 7
aboard the Ev.\von Boston, a U.S.
tanker that transits the Panama Canal
twice a month, while it was under repair
at Dock 8 in Balboa. The operation was
supervised by Fire Division Chief Jaye
Deitz; Assistant Chief Bill Quir6s; Lt.
W. U. Johnson of the Corozal Fire
Station; Capt. Rail Recuero, com-
mander of the Balboa Fire Station; and
Capt. Tom Jenny, master of the ship.
Combined fire drills help to mold
shore firefighters, marine personnel and
ship fire crews into a reliable emergency
team. Working with response personnel
and equipment from the ship and from
Panama and with other available
emergency resources, the Commission
is capable of responding to a variety of
vessel emergencies, according to Capt.
John DeLeonardis, chief of the Marine
Risk Management Team and drill
The drill started when a simulated fire
was reported in one of the cargo tanks
aboard the vessel. Captain Jenny re-
ported the emergency via radio to the
Marine Traffic Control Center, while
the crew started extinguishing the fire.
Units from the Corozal and Balboa fire
stations arrived at the scene soon after
the alarm was sounded. They connected
to the pier's water supply and pumped
foam solution into the ship's fire main
with increased pressure. The solution
was then directed through the ship's
monitors (nozzles) to the scene of the
fire, a ballast tank in the bowarea ofthe


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Captain Jenny and his crew demon-
strated the ship's fire fighting ability and
pointed out the location of every valve
and fire station aboard. "We had the
opportunity to find out-the shore team's
fire fighting capabilities." he stated.
During the exercise, fire fighters were
exposed to ship equipment and pro-
cedures and familiarized with different
problems that may arise in dry docks or
alongside piers. "If we are to respond to
a fire on a ship, we must know where to
connect our hoses and how to correctly
assist the vessel," DeLeonardis ex-

The Commission stages quarterly fire
'drills to prepare its fire fighting and
marine emergency response teams.
Although the Canal experiences few
serious fires aboard vessels and floating
equipment, the Fire Division did
respond to or investigate 14 such
occurrences during fiscal year 1986. The
possibility of fire increases when a ship
is not under way, such as when it is
undergoing major repair in shipyards or
alongside piers and docks. "We hope
not to see fires on ship," Capt. Jenny
points out. "If you keep your ship safe,
you shouldn't have one."

"All's well that ends well"

Motor launch operator Luis Porras and launch seaman Candido Vargas receive
special act awards for their rapid response and professionalism in preventing the
tuna boat "Nevari" from striking the knuckles of a dock on June 20. The vessel's
engines failed to respond when Capt. Phil Tomlet was docking it, so he ordered the
launch "Chub" to push the "Nevari" off course. Porras and Vargas responded in an
outstanding manner and managed to prevent what could have been an accident.
-Present at the award ceremony are, from left, Albert Grant, deckhand trainer;
Porras; Vargas; and Dave Konawicz, launch and line handler operations foreman.

Photo by Armando De Gracia



Vol. XXIV, No. 248
Friday, November 21, 1986

Firefighters train aboard ship in combined drill

Howv's the Canal doing?

The following statistics reflect Panama Canal operations and usage
for the month of October:
Average oceangoing transits-31.6 ships per day
Average ready backlog-38.8 ships
Average Canal waters time--38.8 hours
(including transit time)
Average in-transit time--- 11.7 hours
Ships with beams over 80 feet---49 percent
Ships with beams over 100 feet-23.8 percent
A contract for a locomotive turntable was signed November 13 for
$773.760 with the Macton Corporation, makers of the newest Miraflores
turntable. The turntable will be able to turn a locomotive up to 360
degrees. It will be installed at the north end of the Gatun Locks center
wall and is expected to be ready in early September 1987.
The fiscal year 1986 figures reported in this column last month were
overestimated slightly. Oceangoing transits actually totaled 12,023.
representing a 3.2 percent increase. Tolls revenue grew by 7.3 percent
over fiscal year 1985.


DODDS vacancy
The Department of Defense Depen-
dents Schools are looking for a supply
management officer. NM-12. Appli-
cants should submit standard forms 171
and 50 to Vanessa De Gracia (telephone
85-5911 or 854160).
Adult swim meet
Gatun Pool will hold its annual adult
swim meet at 6 p.m. on Friday.
December 5.
Entriv forms are available at Gatun
Pool and should be completed by
December 4. Anyone desiring addi-
tional information should call the pool
at 43-5233.
United Gospel .Church
The United Gospel Church invites
the community to a special missionary
service at 7:30 tonight at the Salem
church in Colon and a Thanksgiving
Day prayer meeting at 9 a.m. on
November 27 at the Bethel church in
Paraiso. The church has also started its
annual holiday fund-raising drive- for
the Salem Soup Kitchen. .
Over the past 25 years..the kitchen
has provided a weekly bowl of soup to
thousands of needy men, women and
children, in addition to offering a special
Christmas dinner with all the trim-
mings each year. Funds collected during
this drive will go toward special dinners
at Thanksgiving and Christmas, and
what is left 'will support the work of the
kitchen in the months ahead when
donations are few and far between.
Donations can be sent to Apartado 176,
Paraiso. or Apartado 109. Colon.
Checks should be made out to the
United Gospel Church (Soup Kitchen).
For further information, call 32-4102.

The musical "Snoopy" opens tonight
at the Ancon Theater Guild. with
performances scheduled through De-
cember 13. Dial 52-6786 for reserva-

Men's tennis
Ihe Panama Canal Commission
Employee Fitness Branch will hold a
singles tennis tournament lor men
over 40 on November 29 at the Diablo
courts. Registration is open through
November 26 at the Diablo playshelter.

Sewing class graduation
The public is invited to the Balboa
Armed Services YMCA sewing class
graduation and fashion show tonight,
November 21, at 7:30 p.m. in the
YMCA auditorium. The next 10-week
session of sewing and pattern-drafting
classes under Edna C6rdova will start in
.January, with registration opening in
December. For more information, call
28-1272 or 28-1247.

Elks specials
Family Night is now offered at the
Elks lodge in Brazos two more evenings
each month. In addition to every
Tuesday from 5:30 to 9 p.m., reason-
ably priced family meals will be served
on the first and third Thursday of each
month at the same time. The Elks also
offers an all-you-can-eat buffet-style
brunch from 10 a.m. to I p.m. every
Sunday. Everyone is welcome.

Baseball tryouts
Today is the deadline for interested
boys and girls to register for the Pacific
Teenage League. Registration forms are
available at Curundu Junior High,
Balboa High and St. Mary's schools
and at the Employee Fitness Branch
office in Diablo.
Tryouts will be held at the league
park at 4:15 on November 24 for ages
13 and 14 and on November 25 forages
14 and 15.

SCanal people

Family fashions
A family-fashions show will be held
at 7 p.m. on Monday. November 24.
at the Sundial Recreation Center at
Fort Da\vis. Sponsored b\ the center
and the Atlantic Music and Theatre
Office, the show is open to everyone.
Admission is S2 for adults and SI for
kids, and refreshments will be served.
For information, call 89-3704.
College club tea
The Isthmian College Club will
celebrate the holiday season with its
annual Christmas tea at, the home of
Kathleen McAuliffe. The event will be
at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. December 6.
at Quarters 107. Balboa Heights. The
Saint Andrews Society of Panama will
give a Scottish dancing demonstration
to add to the enjoyment of the morning.
Reservations are required and should
be made by Wednesday, December 3.
by calling 52-2746, 32-5510 or 32-5520.

RAC 'n SAC news

The Atlantic Residents' Advisory
Committee will hold its next meeting at
7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 2, at the
Elks lodge in Brazos.

Bazaar tomorrow
The annual Gamboa Women's Club
Christmas Bazaar will be held from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. tomorrowat the Gamboa
Civic Center.

Garden club exposition
"My Name is Panama" will be the
theme for the Gold Coast (arden Club
floral exposition at the Hotel Wash-
ington Hyatt in Colon from 3 to
10 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26.
and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on
Thursday and Friday, November 27
and 28.

Christian concert
Dottie Nelson and Patti l.ang will
perform contemporary Christian music
at 7 p.m. on December 5 at the Balboa
Theater. The concert is free. and the
public is invited.

Fashion show
The annual holiday extravaganza
presented by Geraldine C. Scales
Chapter 115 of the Order of the
Eastern Star will be at 7 p.m. on
December 6 at the Valent Recreation
Center in Fort Clayton, featuring
fashions for men, women, children and
young adults.
Entertainment, door prizes and
refreshments will be provided. To
appeal to a wider audience, some
participating models will be overage 50
and some will have full figures. Clothes
will be supplied by local boutiques,
stores, tailors and seamstresses.
For tickets or information. call .lulia
Tucker at 87-3643 or Rhonda Carson at

YMCA classes
A prepared childbirth course begins
tonight at the Balboa Armed Services
YMCA, with classes meeting from 5 to
7 p.m. on Fridays for six weeks.
Scuba classes begin on November 24.
meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 on Monday.
Wednesday and Friday nights. On
Sunday, open water dives are sched-
uled at Portobelo. Instructor Rend
G6mez offers a choice of certification.
The first session will include a swim test,
so students should bring swimsuits.
Sign up now.
Thanksgiving is just around the
corner, and if you're already feeling like
a stuffed turkey, maybe it's time to sign
up for women's exercise classes.
Morning classes meet from 9 to 10 on
Monday, Thursday and Saturday,
while the evening group works out from
5 to 6 on Tuesday through Friday.
Call 28-1272 or 28-1247 for informa-
tion on these classes.

Ricardo Manning Pacific

area coordinator on the run

By Carmela Lowe de Gobern
While many of us prefer to settle
down to something relaxing after
"closing shop" at the end of the day,
that's the time Ricardo"Rick" Manning
picks up speed, changes from his office
garb to sportswear and takes off from
his home in La Boca for hours of
A Pacific area coordinator with the
General Services Bureau Area Coor-
dination Office, Manning takes jogging
seriously, running five to seven miles
daily. When asked why, he replied,
"Basically to keep physically fit, but also
to relieve stress and because I enjoy it."
He first began jogging, a few times a
week only. in 1974 when he lived in
Margarita. As time went by, he became
more enthused and began to jog on a
daily basis. Today, motorists and
pedestrians can spot his 6-foot-4 frame
jogging along the Fort Amador Cause-
way. Balboa Road or Gaillard High-
way. Sometimes he even jogs from La
Boca to his mother's home in the
Bethania area of Panama City and
back, a total of eight miles.
Manning has participated in several

walking and jogging activities, both in
the Canal area and elsewhere in
Panama, including the Transisthmian
Relay, the Nike Run, the McDonald's
Run, the one-mile Volksmarch sup-
porting the Great American Smokeout,
runs sponsored by the Panama Canal
Commission Employee Fitness Branch
and "caminatas" sponsored by the
Panama Defense Forces. In addition,
he is a member of the Panama Hash
House Harriers, a running club. He also
swims regularly and enjoys par-
ticipating in and observing other sports.
In providing assistance, he has often
been known to "go the extra mile,"
always in a courteous, efficient and
expeditious manner. The commendable
work he has done for the Commission
has been recognized in letters from high
officials of the U.S. and Panamanian
Before becoming an area coordi-
nator. Manning worked as a police
officer. He is married to the former ILilia
Urrutia and is the father of three
children -Yadira. a student at Curundu
Junior High School. and Karina and
Ricardo Jr.. students at Balboa Elemen-


Ricardo Manning
runs from five to
seven miles daily to
keep fit, relieve
stress and because
he enjoys it.

Photo by
Kevin Jenkins

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Friday, November 21, 1986


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Lower settings cut heater costs

By Mercedes K. Morris

Although energy conservation issues
seem to have lost their urgency with the
recent reduction in oil prices, fossil fuel
and other non-renewable energy re-
sources ate as limited as ever.
A considerable chunk of the energy
available is consumed by households.
Yet. it is not the appliances with
temporary power demands, like toast-
ers and ovens, that are of primary
concern. Those with constant power
demands use much more power over
the long run, often at great expense to
the consumer. But, the good news is that
homeowners can easily offset this
One area where conservation makes.
a difference is with the power-hungry
water heater, second only to the air
conditioner in terms of its share of total
consumption by the average household.
The first and most obvious (though
often-overlooked) way to save money
with an electric water heater is to lower
the thermostat setting. Most heaters
have settings of 120, 140 and 160
degrees Fahrenheit, or low, medium
and high. The highest setting is not only
unnecessary, but dangerous. Recent
incidents of scaldings with hot faucet
water in Panama Canal Commission
housing areas have caused residents to
experience pain and permanent skin
tissue damage.
To test the conservation effectiveness
of lowering thermostat settings from
160 to 140 degrees, Edmund S.
Stallworth Jr., foreman of the Electrical
Instrument Shop, surveyed his water
heater closely from May to September.
His' experiment revealed that by

lowering the thermostat, heating costs
were cut almost 60 percent.
Although the lowest thermostat
setting will do for most households,
dishwashers may require a medium
setting to do their job. A tip in the
tropics (this only works in warm
weather) is to open the door of the
dishwasher after the rinse cycle is
complete and let the dishes dry by
A more obvious conclusion reached
after the Stallworth experiment was
that higher usage of hot water consumes
more electricity. Stallworth noticed that
the heater's consumption more than
doubled during the time he and his wife
had guests in their home. In respect to
one area where hot-water users can
apply this information, he says, "Long,
luxurious hot showers are just that-a
An average family of four can spend
from $300 to $600 yearly for heated
water, but a significant percentage of
the heat is never used. It doesn't really
pay off, however, to turn the heater off
for short periods of time, since start-up
costs are great.
One way to cut bills up to about 10
per cent is to use insulation around the
water heater to prevent heat dissipation.
Simple insulation can be fashioned out
of foil-backed 3'/2 inch fiberglass,
fastened with duct tape. The Electrical
Division is now studying the use of
better-insulated heaters to cut down on
the Commission's energy requirements.
But using a lower setting is even more
efficient. If you don't know how to
lower the thermostat on your heater,
call the Electrical Division field office at

Christmas project campaign ends today

Don't let today-the last day of the
fund-raising drive for the Panama
Canal Commission employee Christ-
mas project-go by without donating as
much as you can to make the Christmas
party for Nuevo Caimitillo and Vic-
toriano Lorenzo schoolchildren a suc-
cess. If more than enough money is
collected for the party and gifts, extra
funds will pay for much-needed school
and community projects like latrine
repairs and a water pump.

The Nuevo Caimitillo school, with an
enrollment of 180. is located in the
Canal watershed. Inhabitants of Nuevo
Caimitillo, numbering approximately
500. are mainly involved in subsistence

agriculture, and do not have electricity,
running water or a sewage.
Several PCC employees organized
last year's party with resounding
success. Popcorn the Clown cheered the
children while they waited for Santa
Claus, who distributed gifts to each of
them. Teachers, parents and children
participated in the guitar-strumming,
tambourine-shaking and singing and
enjoyed a hearty arroz-con-pollo feast.
After the party was paid for, excess
funds were used to purchase a swing for
the schoolyard and a stove.
As a Commission employee, con-
tribute to the goodwill that giving
generates. Make a donation to the PCC
Christmas project.

Permanent positions salaries
Archives Technician. NM-4 . . . . . S9.896.00
Clerk-Stenographer. NM-4 (Knowledge of Spanish) S9.896.00
Clerk-Stenographer. NM-5 (Only PCC employees will
be considered) . . . ... . . . S10.768.00
Electrician Helper. MG-5 . . . . . 5.4.04
linc-Handler. MG-4(Swimming ability and shift work
required) . . . . . .. . . . S3.98
Secretary (Stenography). NM-6 (Shorthand at least 80
pmn) (Onl\ PCC employees will be considered) S16.040.00
S\ tenms Accountant. NM-1I 12 ......... . S26.381.00
Took and Parts Attendant. M-6 . . . .. S4.19

How to Apply: Applications must be submitted to the Emplomme
Buiding 366. *\ncon. or Building 1105. Cristobal. on 1-orm443. Applic exen da'i from the date ol this publication. Qualilication stand:
i',Iaanla Canal Commission Technical Resoutrces Center. Further inl
trom the Emplonment and Placement Branch. telephone 52-3583. 52
The Panama Canal Commission is an equal opport

t nit
Admin. Scs

Craft training scheduled

The Industrial Training Branch will
offer the courses listed below in
December to upgrade craft skills, and
today is the deadline to submit
nominations through unit training
program managers. All classes will meet
9)m from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ap-
S ; prentice School (Building 2-A of the
S ;c Balboa Industrial Area), with the
S exception of the last, which meets from
7 to II a.m. only.
I:'~ Coupling Alignment- December 1
ij Symbols for Welding- December I
F Flammable Liquid Safe Handling---
,4 December 2
I Slips, Falls, Ear and Eye Protection
S- December 4
For further assistance, contact Lisa
Gonzalez at 52-4190.

Photoby 'Arthur Pollack Safetyreminder
Edmund S..Stallworth Jr. lowers the
thermostat on a Panama Canal Com- You have only two eyes-
mission water heater after an ex- wear your safety goggles! I
periment in his home revealed that
significant energy savings can be
expected with lower settings.

Remodeling to facilitate building access

The Panama Canal Commission
Administration Building loading and
unloading zone and the basement
elevator lobby will be remodeled to
provide a barrier-free access for the
handicapped. The loading area will be
lowered four feet to the basement level
with a ramp built adjacent to the
building's entrance. Entry will be
controlled with modern electrical and
audiovisual security systems.
The parking area to the.right will be
converted into a four-vehicle reserved
parking space for the handicapped.
Appropriate signals will be placed on
both the ramp and the parking spaces.
The remodeled loading zone will be
partially roofed, with a covered trash
storage area and a new drainage system.
The barrier-free access was designed
by architect Thomas Grimison, who
retired this year from the Engineering
Division's Architectural Branch. Grimi-

son took special precautions to main-
tain the building's original neoclassic
style. He also remodeled the basement
elevator lobby so handicapped people
won't feel they entered through the back
The Administration Building was
designed by the late Austin W. Lord, a
famous New York architect, and was
completed in 1914. Hundreds of tourists
visit the building every month.
The remodeling contract was awarded
to Advance Contractors Inc. It also
includes construction of a concrete
building in the Administration Building
east parking lot for housing a standby
power generator that will supply energy
in case the main source fails, and three
other buildings for housing electronic
equipment in the Balboa Industrial
Area, Ancon and Diablo. The whole
contract, scheduled for completion in
nine months, came to $155,345.

Sanitation and Grounds reach CFC goal

Sanitation and Grounds has done it
again! The division was the first to reach
its goal under this year'sCombined
Federal Campaign, which began on
October 27. By October 30, the unit
had collected 146 percent of its goal of
$4700. or $6860.50: by November 13.
the contributions had risen to 7.428.58.
or 158 percent. In addition to a large
number of international and national
organizations, several local agencies
stand to benefit from the kind of
generosity exhibited by these em-

Locks One of them is the Committee for Aid
to Heart. Cancer and Handicapped
Admin. Svcs. I P .Patients, which provides financial
Electrical I P assistance to employees and retirees of
U.S. federal agencies who do not have
sufficient resources to obtain needed
Fin. Mgmt. I P medical attention for either themselves
or their dependents. In its 28 years of
Fin. Mgmt. I P service, it has helped more than 500
Industrial I A individuals. In addition to medical and
nt and Placement Branch. surgical attention at local hospitals.
action For I ransler. no later
ards ma' he re ewed at the assistance has been provided for the
ormation ma\ he obtained purchase ol hearing aids and prosthetic
-7996 or 46-7219. devices and for travel to specialized
unity employer, medical centers in the United States.

Another is the Salvation Army.
which has been operating in Panama
since 1904. It provides food and lodging
to needy persons, disaster relief and a
wide range of other services to meet
physical. mental, educational, social
and spiritual needs in the community.
All activities are supported through
local donations.
Another local beneficiary that dates
back to the Panama Canal construction
era is the YMCA organization. A wide
\arietv of services and classes are
offered through the Balboa and Cris-
tobal armed services YMCAs to
individuals. groups and families of all
Scouting on the Isthmus also gets a
boost from the CFC. Both the Boy
Scouts of America Panama Council
and the U.S.A. Girl Scouts-Panama
rely heavily on campaign donations to
fund their operations and activities. In
the words of Paul Sulham. Boy Scout
executive. "Our council dies if we don't
get CFC money."
Finally, youth activities programs of
the U.S. Army. Navyand Air Force are
also among the local campaign ben-

Position Vacancy List
for Panama Canal Commission and other
U.S. government agency employees

Friday, November 21, 1986


Page 3

Dr. Richard A. Cheville
Chief, Occupational Health Division
Office of Personnel Administration
Smoked: About five years
Quit: About 31) years ago

Jefe, Divisi6n de Salud Ocupacional
Oficina de Administraci6n de Personal
Fumni aproximadamente 5 afios
Dej6 de fumar hace 30 afios

Neulin Valentine Thomas
line handler
I.ocks Division
Smoked: 15 years
Quit: Seven months ago

Division de Esclusas
Funm6 15 afos
D)ejo de fumar hace 7 meses

Charlie Wicks
Senior lockmaster Primer maestre de esel
Iocks Division Divisi6n de Esclusas
Smoked: 40 years Fum6 40 arios
Quit: About seven months ago Dej6 de fumar hace 7

Dagoberto R. Delvasto S.
ILocomotive operator
Locks Divison
Smoked: Nine years
Quit: One year ago

Operador de locomotora
Division de Esclusas
Fumn6 9 afios
Dej6 de fumar hace I afio

Claud Planchon
General foreman. Marine Electric Shop
Industrial Division
Smoked: 35 years
Quit: Februar) 1986

('apalaz general del Taller I'lctrico Maritimo
Division Industrial
I'um6 35 anos
Dej6 de fumar en febrero de 1986

Andrew H. Crane
Instrument repair inspector
Maintenance Division
Smoked: About 40 years
Quit: About 6 months ago

Inspector de reparacion de instruments
l)isisi6n de Mantenimiento
FumI 6 aproximadamente 40 aios
Dej6 de fumar hace 6 meses

C6sar Vasquez Reyes
Lockmaster N Maestre de I.sclusas.
I.ocks Division Divisi6n de Esclusas
Smoked: 31 years Ium6 31 anos
Quit: About six weeks ago Dej6 de fumar hace 6

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Armando Carrasquilla Luna
Cement worker leader
.ocks Division
Smoked: 34 sears
Quit: June 1986

Primer trabajador de hormig6n
Division de Esclusas
Fumo 34 alos
Dej6 de fumar en junio de 1986

Mario A. Wendorf
Welder foreman
Dredging divisionn
Smoked: About 15 ears
Quit: March 1986

C(apataz de soldadores
Division de Iragado
Fumo aproximadamente 15 aios
Dejo de fumar en marzo de 1986

luis Gonzalez
.ine handler
l.ocks Division
Smoked: More than 10 .ears
-Quit: 15 years ago

Division de Esclusas
F'umi mis de 10 aous
Dej6 de fumar hace 15 anos

Computer assistant
Data Processing D)iision
Smoked: 15 \ears
Quil: August 1986

Auxiliar de compuldi
D)iisi6n de Procesani
I-umo 15 aofis
)ejo de fumar en agOe


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Thumbs up for clean air! Aplaudimos el aire puro
Employees of the Atlantic area Canal Protection Division Estos empleados de la Divisi6n deProtecci6n delCanalen el
show their pride in working in a no-smoking building. Their sector Atlcntico demuestran su aprobaci6n de trabajar en
facility is staffed entirely by people who either have never un edificio libre de humo de tabaco. Parte del personal
smoked at all or have given up the deadly habit. From left to jamds ha fumado, y la otra ha dejado de hacerlo. De
right are James Kraemer, Arthur Malcolm, Alex Tirado, izquierda a derecha aparecen James Kraemer, Arthur
Rodolfo Martinez, Beverly Sprauve, Donna Small and Malcolm, Alex Tirado, Rodolfo Martinez, Beverly Sprauve,
Harris Marshall. Donna Small y Harris Marshall.

Photos by Arthur Pollack,
Kevin Jenkins and .
Susan I(. Stabler

Fotos por Arthur Pollack
K(evin Jenkins y
Susan K. Stabler

Vernal F,
FIire sergeant
Fire Division
Smoked: 25 years
Quit: February 1986

Sargento, cuerpo de homberos
Division de Bomberos
I'umeo 25 afos
Dej6 de fumar en febrero 1986

Justo Torres T.
Plumber worker
Maintenance Division
Smoked: 36 years
Quit: Iive years ago

Trahajador en plomeria
Division de Mantenimiento
Iunm6 36 afos
Dejo de fumar hace 5 aiios


Lorenzo "Ed" Walton
Supervisor, Atlantic Electronics Facility
Electrical Division
Smoked: 27 years
Quit: February 1985

Supervisor, Instalaciones Electr6nicas, AtlAntico
Division de Electricidad
Fum6 27 anos
Dej6 de fumar en febrero de 1985

PCC "stars" invite smokers

to kick life-threatening habit

Stars- that's what the American Cancer Society calls people who have quit
smoking. To recognize their admirable accomplishment, the society honored them
yesterday during its celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Great American
Smokeout. Not to be outdone, the SPI.I.WAY dedicates this page to shine on some
"stars" within the Panama Canal Commission.
One way or another, these and other former smokers within the agency have
managed to get the upper hand on a habit that steals years from life, contributes to
heart attacks and strokes, makes clothing stink and turns teeth yellow. If you're still
hooked on tobacco, talk to them. Listen to their stories. Find out how they quit.
Then. snuff out smoking in your own life. Stardom is onl\ as far as the nearest

Ex-fumadores de la Comisidn

' [ recomiendan dejar de fumar

I i j Estrellas asi llama la Sociedad Americana Contra cl C('ncera losque han deado-
de fumar. lPara reconocer su admirable logro. la Socicdad los honro aver durante su
celebracion del decimo ani\ersario del (iran I)ia Americano de No Fumar. Para no
l quedarse atris. cl S I'I.I.WAY dedica esta pagina a resaltar algunas de las "estrellas"
Ao- dcntro de la Comisi6n del Canal de Panama.

Fernando A. Calvo

De una mantra u otra. estos y otros ex-lfumadores dentro de la agencia han
logrado vencer un habito quc quita aios de vida. causa ataques del cora/6n y
derrames cercbrales. pone la ropa hedionda y los dientesamarillentos. Si todavia es
adicto al tabaco. hable con uno de ellos. F-scuche sus historians. Acrigtic c6mo
dejaron el vicio. Entonces. saque de su ida elcigarrillo. El estrellato esti al alcance de
suI mano.

Betty Ross
Chief, Control Section
Dredging Division
Smoked: 22 years
Quit: One ear ago

Jefe. Secci6n de Control
)ivisi6n de Dragado
I. ummi 22 afios
I)ej6 de fumar hace I aio


de 1986

SuperNisorN sanitary engineer
Maintenance Di vision
Smoked: 25 to 310 ears
Quit: Iebruary 6. 1986

Ingeniero supervisor de sanidad
I)ilisi6n de Mantenimiento
IFum( entire 25 y 31) aios
Dej6 de fumar el 6 de fehrero de 1986

Aprobada alza salarial

Il I'residente Ronald Reagan ha
aprobado la lei de gastos del gohierno.
que incluCie un aumento salarial de
3 por ciento para los empleados
1ln consccucncia. los empleados de la
Conmision del Canal de Pianamai quc
estLn en las categories NM v lines.
recibiriin dicho aumento a partir del
4 de enero de 1987. I.os homberos de la
Comisi6n tambidn recibiraii un numen-
to del 3 por ciento. pero a partir dcl
18 de enero de 1987. I.os aiistes
salariales para otlras categoria se
produciran dCespuids. y serin ilannciados
por separado.

Aumentan tarifas de luz tarils de tcldlono residcencial
para la C'omisi6n del Canal sernin
incrementadas en enero de 1987. l.a
tairila mensual p ara cl emplead o senl de
S14.50: la mensual del no empleado de
$19.50. \ la de cada dos semanas del
empleado senri de S6.70. (Esta 6ltima
tarila cntraria n \iigencia con el primer
period de pago. comen/ando el 4 de
lambidn serin aunlmenta ldas s tari-
las de electricidad de las \i\iendas tie la
Comisi6n. con un increnento de 9.6 por
ciento a partir de li lectura dIe los
medidorcs para estableccr el conslnmo
de diciembre de 1986. El increment se
rcllejari en el estado de cuenta del
empleado correspondiente al 9 de
febrero de 1987. que es el seguLndo
period de pago. Cqie linali/a el 31 de
enero. De acuerido con la political de
comparabilidad de precious de la
C'omisi6n. se acosttmibra hacer ajustes
en las tarilis de electricidad residential.
a fin de mantenerlas acordes con las
tariilis de energia eldctrica en las
\i\iendas que sirne li Autoridad del
Valle de Tennessee.

l.a Oficina de Relaciones I.abo-
rales ha sido reubicada tenporal-
mente en los apartamentos A yv )del
Edificio 761 de la Calle Barnebv en
Debido al feriado dcl I)ia de
Acci6n de (racias. la fecha tope para
entregar material para la edici6n del
SP'II..WAY-dcl 5 de diciembre ha
side adelantada para el midrcoles 26
de noviembre al mediodia.
Li.a ('rui/ Roja ofrcceera classes de
Rcticitaci6n C'ardio I'nLlmomar en-
tre 8 a.m. y 4 p.m.. el 26 de
no ieibre v el 3 y 10 de diciembre.
,enel Edilcio 519 de t-uerte' Clayton.
Inscribase en la ollcina 343.

Nueva Junta de Seguros
La elecci6n de la Junta de Seguros
Colecfivos estA actualmente en march,
y los empleados de la Comisi6n del
Canal de Panama inscritos en el Plan de
Beneficios del Area del Canal de
Panama (PCABP) han debido haber
recibido ya sus balotas. Las balotas
deben ser completadas y regresadas a
mas tardar el 30 de noviembre.
Los electores pueden seleccionar un
total de 20 individuos; s6lo los primeros
20 candidates seran escrutados si pasa
de esa cantidad. Para votar por un
candidate que no esta en la balota, se
debe inscribir ese nombre sobre las
lines designadas para ese"prop6sito.
Ese tipo de candidates debe ser un
empleado federal inscrito en el PCABP.
Las balotas completadas deben inser-
tarse en el sobre sellado con direcei6n
propia que se proporciona con la
balota, v enviada a trav6s del sistema de
distribuci6n a la Junta de Seguro
Colectivo (Area del Canal de Panama).
Los c6nyuges de los empleados del
gobierno de los Estados Unidos que
estan inscritos en el PCABP como
dependientes y que tambien son
empleados federales y elegibles para el
Plan de Beneficios de Salud para
Empleados Federales. pueden igual-
mente hacer arreglos para votar
Ilamando al Ramo de Jubilaci6n v
Seguros al teldfono 52-7831. Aquellos
empleados que no hayan recibido sus
balotas deben tambien lamar a ese

Haciendo limpieza

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Una nave Panamax pasa al lado
de tres dragas que se ocupan de
remover toneladas de tierra y
roca que se deslizaron al cauce
del Canal de Panama el 13 de
octubre, en el area de Cerro de
Oro del Carte Culebra. Contra-
tadas a la Great Lakes
International Inc., las dragas
"Mogul" y "Crest" comenzaron a
trabajar al lado de las dragas de
la Comisi6n a principios del mes.
Hasta la fecha, se han removido
mas de cien mil yards cuibicas
del material que se desliz6, sin
que se haya afectado el trainsito
de barcos por el Canal.

Foto por
Kevin Jenkins

.a D)ivisi6n de Bomberos de la
Comiisidn del C'anal de 'Panamii l la
D)iision de Marina recientemlente
completaron con exito uin leercicio de
incendio combinado con las unidades
del Cuartel dcl C'uerpo de Bomberos de
Panama en Balboa. El ejercicio se
\erific6 el 7 de no\iemrbre a bordo del
IE.\on-BHiZloti, biuqucie cisterna esta-
dounidense que transit el Canal dos
\eces al mes. mientras Ic hacian
reparaciones en el Muelle 8 de Balboa.
l.a operaci6n Iue supervisada por el lef
de la Divisi6n de Bomberos ,ave )Deit/:
el subjele Bill Quirds: el Tte..W. IU.
.Johnson de la Estacion de Bomnberos de
Coro/al: el Cap. Rauil Recuero. jefc del
Cuartel de Bomberos de Balboa: \ el
capitin del barco Tom Jenny.
I.os ejercicios combinados de incen-
dio avudan a moldear a los bombers
de tierra. al personal maritime y a las
tripulaciones de los barcos el un
confiable equipo de emergencia. Traba-
jando con el personal v el equipo
dcesignlados tanto en el barco comno de
P'anamai. V\ con otrlos recursos disponi-
bles. a Ii C'omisi6n le es possible
responder a una variedad de emergen-
cias en los barcos, segun el Cap. .ohn
D)el.eonardis. jele del equipo de
administration de riesgos maritimos y
coordinator del ciercicio.
1-E ejercicio colenlo/6 culando tun
Iluego simunlado lue reportado en una de
las cisternas de carg a abordo de la na\ e.
IE Capitan .Jenny dio a\iso de la
emnergencia por radio al Centro de
Control de Traltico Maritimo. mientras
la tripulacidn comen/iba a extingiir el
incendio. [Inidades de los cuarteles de
Coro/al \ Balboa Ilegaron al luIgar poco
despiuds Cqu e se hi/o sonarL la alarmia. Sc
coneclaron a los hidrantes del tmuelle \
hombeairon uLna solucion esptumosa enl
la tuberia principal con presi6n aniiumn-
tada. l.a solucidn lnue dirigida luego a
tra\ds de los pitongos al lugar del
inccndio. una cisterna de lastre cn el
airca de la proa.

El C'apitain .lenny y su tripulaci6n
demostriaron el sistema para combatir
inccndios del barco. y dieron cuenta de
la ubicaci6mn dc cada \ail\ ula \ estaci6n
de incendio: "Tlu\imnos la oportunidad
de enterarnos de la capacidad de
combat de incendio dcl clquipo de
tierra". dijo.
Durante el ejercicio. los bombers
estu\ieron expuestos al cquipo y
procedimientos del barco. y se limilia-
ri/aron con distintos problems qiue
pueden ocurrir ecn diques secos o
atracaderos. "Si hemos de responder a
un Ilamado de incendio en un barco.
debemos saber d6nde conectar inuestras
manguNeras y como asistir adecuada-

mente a la na\e". explic ID)el.conardis.
I.a C'omisi6n program cjerccicios
trimestrales para prepairar sus unidades
y equipos de emnergencia maritima. ALIII
cuando se dian poces incendios series a
bordo de las na\es y otro cquipo
Ilotante. la F)i\ ision dte Bomberos tu\o
que responder. o in\estigar. 14 casos en
el ario fiscal 1986. 1-a posibilidad de un
incendio aumnenta cuando el barco no
estai eln march. come cuando estai
sometido a reparaciones mayores en un
d il que seco o alracadero. "Esperamos no
\er incendios a bordo de las na\es".dlice
cl (apitlan .Jenny. ".Si se mantiene el
barco seguro. no sc debe dar tal

Es mejor evitar que curar

El operator de lancha de motor Luis Porras, y el mariners de lancha Candido
Vargas, reciben sendos premios por actos especiales por la rapidez y
profesionalismo con que respondieron para evitar que el barco atunero "Nevari"
fuera a dar contra los nudos de un muelle el20 dejunio. La mdquina dela navefall6
cuando el Capitan Phil Tomlet la atracaba, por lo que orden6 quell lancha "Chub"
empujara al "Nevari" fuera de su curso. Porras y Vargas respondieron de forma
brillante y lograron evitar to que pudo haber sido un accident.

Foto por Armando De Gra< ic

Bomberos en ejercicio combinado en nave

El Canal por dentro

I as siguientes estadisticas indican las opcraciones del C'anal y s, u uso
durante el pasado mres de oclubre:

F riinsito.s diaries promedio de alto calado 31.6
SNae Cs acurmuiladas lists para transitar 3x.8
l iempo prolnimdio en aglua del ('anal 38.8 horas
(incluso el tieimpo de tirinsito)
I iempo promedio de tranisito 11.7 horas
Nla\es con manga de mis de 80 pics 49 por ciento
NNai\s con manga de mils de 100 pies 23.8 por ciento

IE 13 de noxiembre se firm con la Macton Corporation.
litbricantes de la i mesa giratoria mIs reciente (de Miralloes. Lin contrato
por la suma de S773.760 para la l abricacin dci una mcsa giratoria de
Ilocomotorlna. I.l mesa giratoria podlri hacer girar iunU locoimotora hasta
360 grades. \ serli instalada en el e\trCmo norte del lluro central lad Is
Fsiclusas d(e (;artiG,. anticip6n(1doe Clque estlariiA lista paria principi66 s de
septiembre de 1987. cifras del afio fiscal 1986 qLicue pareciern on esta column i el cImes
pasado cstahan ligermaientec sohreestimadas. IIE nFilmero de trinsitos
iacttales dte alto calado sum ti lun total de 12.023. 1o cual rcprlesenta un
crecimient ide 3.2 per ciento. I .os iingresos pear pCjes ;ium illleniiianl (,nI CIn i
7.3 por cicnto sobre el anio liscal 1985.
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"!I..n PLWYDLCNLD AAM ire 1d oimr e18

DODDS anuncia vacant I scuelas para )Dependicncts del
)cpartanmento de I)Declcnsa (ODD)S)
tinicn una pla/a abierta para un official
tic administracion de suministros. NM-
12. I.os aspirants dchcn someter los
Standard Forns 171 \ 50 a Vanessa De)
(iracia (tclelonos 85-5911 \ 85-4160).

Nataci6n para adults
1.a piscinla de (iatfin cclhibari sut
toirnco anlnal de nataciol para atdltos .el
Siernes 5 de diciembre a las 6 p.m. I os
participants dhcn tener per o1 menos
IX ailos de tdad.
Para ohtencr lormularios dr inscrip-n
cion \ mai\ori inlormaci6n., llame a la
piscina al tcll1ono 43-5233.

Servicio misionero
La Iglesia Protestante Unida invita a
la comunidad a tn servicio misionero
especial esta noche a las 7:30 en la
Iglesia Salem en Col6n. v a una Misa
del Dia de Acci6n de Gracias el 27 de
noviembre a las 9 a.m. en la Iglesia
Bethel en Paraiso. La iglesia ha
comen/ado va su campafa annual de
recaudaci6n para la Cocina Salem de
Durante los filtimos 25 arios. la
cocina ha ofrecido un plato de sopa
semanalmente a miles de hombres.
mujeres y nifios necesitados, ademas de
comidas especiales de Navidad con
todos los aderezos cada aio. Los fondos
recaudados durante esta campafia
pagarti las comidas especiales del Dia de
Acci6n de Gracias v de Navidad, y el
sobrante apoyara la labor de la cocina
en los meses sieuientes cuando las
donaciones son pocas y espaciadas. Las
donaciones se pueden enviar al Aparta-
do 176. Paraiso. o al Apartado 109.
Colbn. Los cheques deben girarse a
nombre de United Gospel Church
(Soup Kitchen).
Para mayor informaci6n, Ilame al
teldfono 32-4102.

l.a obha musical "'Snoop s estre i
csta noche en cl A\ncon i liceater (Gild.
co(n. luncioncs seguidas hiasa el 13 de
dicicmbrc. Pai-a rcser\aciones. llamic al
tcldlkon 52-6786.

Exposicion de jardineria
'-Mi Nombre es Panami" seri cl tema
de la cxposicion floral tel Cluh de
.lardineria de la Costa de Oro. qule
tendrii luigar en el Hotel Washington
FIatt cn C(oldn de 3 a 10 p.n. el
miercoles 26 de no\iembre. v de
10 a.m. a 10 p.m. el iIuees 27 \ ei
\ierncs 28 dce noicmnbrc.
Graduaci6n de costura
El piblico estia invitado al acto de
graduaci6n y desfile de modas que se
\eriiicarni esta noche. 21 de no\iembre a
las 7:30 p.m.. en el auditorium del
YMCA de los Servicios Armados en
Balboa. El pr6ximo curso de die/
scmanas en costura \ confecci6n de
patrons que dirige Edna C6rdova sc
inicia en enero. y las inscripciones se
aceptan desde diciembre. Para mayor
informaci6n. lame a los teldfonos 28-
1272 28-1247.
Especiales Elks Noches Faamiliares se lrecenl
ahorla dois noches ms11 al m es en la
I.ogia Elks de Bra/os. Ademrls de cada
mates de 5:30 a 9 p.m.. se secrirain
comidas a precious ra/onables los
prilmeros y terceros iucses cada mes a la
misma hora. I.os Elks tamhbin ofrecen
todos los domingois iln brunch al estilo
de "coma-todo-lo-Ique-pueLda". de 10
a.m. a I p.m. Todos son bicn\cnidos.
Para manor informaci6n. lame al
telclono 46-4442.
Pruebas de beisbol
Hov es el illtimo dia para que los
jo\cencitos interesados se inscriban en la
I.iga de Adolescenies del Pacilico. l.os
Iiformularios de inscripci6n pueden
obtenerse en el Primer Ciclo de
Curundci la Escuela Secundaria de
Balboa y el Colegio St. Mary's. y en el
Ramo para el Acondicionamiento
Fisico del Empleado en Altos de .lesis. pruebas se \crificarien en el
estadio de la liga el 24 de noviembre a
las 4:15 p.m. para los de 13 y 14 afos, y
el 25 de noviembre para los de 14 y
15 afios.

Empleados del Canal

Modas familiares
I'n cspecticulo de mnodlas Iamiliarcs
sei' piresenlado cl ltunis 24 de no\ im-
bre a las 7 en cl C'entro Rcreati\ o
Sundial dl del -irte )a\ is. coatlspiciado
por el centro v por la ()lcilnai de MIu sica
\ I catro del .\Atiniico. I.a Ifuncion csti
abierita a todos. El precio de admision
para aduitos cs S2. v\ para nioes1 Sc. e
ser\ irin rclrcsco. Parita ma\or informa-
ci6n. Ilame a los telilonos 89-3704 \ 89-

Te universitario
t1- Club Ulni\ersitario dcl Istmo
cclebrarir la temporada na\ idefia con ii
t6 na\idieno annual en la residencia de
Kathleen McAulilTc. El ee\nto sera el
saibado 6 de diiciecbre, a las 9:30 a.m ..
en la Residencia 107 de Altos de
Balboa. I.a Sociedad San Andrls de
Panamn' hari una demostracion tie
bailes escoceses como complcmento lia la
alegria de la mainana. l)ceben hacerse
reser\aciones a i m'is tardar el mi6rcoles
3 de diciembre. llamando a los teldlo-
nos 52-2746. 32-5510 \ 32-5520.


El Comite de Asesores de Residentes
del Athintico se reunirai el martes 2 de
diciembre a las 7 p.m. en la l.ogia Elks
en Bra/os.
Verbena navidefia
I.a Verbena Navideia annual del Club
de Mujeres de (Gamboa se celebra
nafianan martes 2 de dicicmbre de
9 a.m. 3 p. aea 3 n el Centro Ci\ ico de

Tenis para mayores de 40
El Ramo para el Acondicionamiento
Fisico del Empleado de la Comisi6n del
Canal de Panamai auspiciara el 29 de
noviembre en las canchas de Alto de
.Ies(is un torneo de tennis sencillo para
iugadores mayores de 40. Ia.s inscrip-
clones estarian abiertas hasta el 26 de
noviembre en el Coberti/o de ulegos de
Alto dc .Jesis

Concierto cristiano
D)ottic Nelson \ Patti L.any ilnterpre-
tarln musica cr.stiiana cotempor Ianca
cl 5 de (iciembre a las 7 p.mi. cn el
Ieatro de IBalboa. 1:1 concerto cs graiis
\ el puiblico estai iniitado.

Extravaganza annual
El gran festival navidefo que presen-
ta anualmente el Capitulo 115 Geral-
dine C. Scales de la Orden de la Estrella
Oriental. tendra lugar el 6 de diciembre
a las 7 p.m. en el Centro Recreativo
Valent de Fuerte Clayton. con un
despliegue de modas para hombres.
mujeres. nifios y adults.
Habra entretenimiento. premios de
entrada v refrescos para satislacer a un
auditorio mas amplio; algunas de las
models participants han pasado ya
los 50 aios de edad. y otras han
perdido la lamada "linea". La vestimen-
ta la facilitaran boutiques, almacenes.
sastres y modistas de la localidad.
Para obtener boletos o informaci6n,
Lame a .Julia Tucker al telefono 87-3643
o a Rhonda Carson al 82-3282.

Cursos en el YMCA
I sta noche se inicia tin cursIIi de
preparacion para cl part en el 'YM(CA
de los Ser\ icios Armados cn Halhoa. \
las classes sc diciaran los \liernes de 5 a
7 p.m. durante seis semanas. I.a
instructor hiliinguc ('ristina tde i arles
cubriria el mntodo l.amna/e. classes tde bucco comicn/an el 24
de no\iembre. \ las classic seirin tie 6:30
a 8:30 p.m. los lunes. midrcoles V
\iernes. Para los donlingos se hln
programado /aUnbullidas cn mar abicr-
to en Portobelo. 1-I instructor Rend
(iomc/ olCfrece unaselcccion de cerCifica-
ciones. 1.a priimera sesiiin incluirni unat
prtcha de nado. por 'lo iqle los
estudiantes deben traer sus trales de
hafio. Inscribase \a.
El I)ia de Acci6n de (iracias \a estai
cerca. si ya se sicnte como ulna pa\ ita
rellena. \a siendo hiora de que se
inscriba cn las classes de ejercicios para
darnas. classes nmalutinas son de 9 a
10 los Jlunes. jiue\es y siibados. cn tanto
que el grupo cspertilln se ecjrcita de 5 a
6 de martes a \icernes. Se ol'icen
ser\icios de sauLna \' masaje por tuna
cuota pequcfia adicional.
Para mavor in lormacio n. l lame a los
tclfonos 28-1272 \ 28-1247.

Ricardo Manning corre entire

5 y 7 millas todos los dias

Por Carmela Lowe de Gobern

Mientras que a muchos de nosotros
nos gusta sentarnos a disfrutar de algo
relajante despu6s de "cerrar la tienda" al
final del dia, esa es la hora del dia en que
Ricardo "Rick" Manning toma im-
pulso, se cambia de ropa formal para su
indumentaria deportiva, y parte de su
residencia en La Boca para varias horas
de troteo.
Coordinador en el sector Pacifico de
la Oficina de Coordinaci6n de Area de
la Direcci6n de Servicios Generales,
Manning toma el troteo seriamente, y
corre de cinco a site millas todos los
dias. Al preguntarsele por que, res-
ponde, "basicamente para mantenerme
en condiciones fisicas, pero tambi6n
para aliviar el stress y porque lo
Se inici6 en el troteo. s6lo algunas
veces a la semana. en 1974. cuando
residia en Margarita. A media que
pasaba el tiempo. se iba entusiasmando
mais. v comenz6 a hacerlo todos los dias.
Hov dia. los conductores v transeuntes
pueden divisar su espigada figure de seis
pies cuatro pulgadas por la Caliada de
Fuerte Amador, la Via Balboa y la
Carretera Omar Torrijos Herrera (Gail-
lard). A veces cubre el tramo entire l.a
Boca y la residencia de su madre en

Bethania. y regreso. una distancia de
ocho millas.
Manning ha participado en varies
events de caminata y troteo, tanto en el
Area del Canal como en otros lugares
de Panama, incluyendo los Relevos
Transistmicos. la Carrera Nike v la
McDonald, el Volksmarch de una milla
en apoyo del Gran Dia de No Fumar,
en carreras auspiciadas por el Ramo de
Acondicionamiento Fisico del Emplea-
do de la Comisi6n del Canal de
Panama, v en caminatas auspiciadas
por las Fuerzas de Defensa de Panama.
Ademas. es miembro del Hash House
de Panama, que es un club de carreras.
Tambien nada regularmente y disfruta
participar en otros deportes lo mismo
que presenciarlos.
Cuando brinda asistencia, es de los
que va "una milla mas alla". siempre de
manera cortes, eficiente y expedite. La
plausible labor que ha rendido en la
Comisi6n ha sido reconocida en cartas
recibidas de altos funcionarios de los
gobiernos de los Estados Unidos v
Antes de ser coordinator de area.
Manning trabai6 como agent de
policia. Esta casado con Ililia Urriola v
es padre de trees hijos Yadira. estu-
diante del Primer Ciclo de Curundu. v
Karina y Ricardo Jr.. quienes asisten a
la Escuela Primaria de Balboa.


Ricardo Manning
corre diariamente
entire cinco y siete
millas para
mantenerse en buen
estado fisico, aliviar
la tension, y porque
lo disfruta.

Foto por
Kevin Jenkins


Viernes 21 de Noviembre de 1986

Panina 2


Viernes 21 de Noviembre de 1986 SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA

Pagina 3

Bajar la temperature reduce costs

Por Mercedes K. Morris
Aul nq tic lI temas de conscri\ aci6n de
encrgia parecen haber perdido st
urgencia con Ila reciente reducci6n cn los
prccios del petiroico. cl combustible losil
\ OtlIas tlutles de energiaei no rieno\ able
estain tan limitadas comlo siempre.
lina parte Cstisancial de la cnergia
disponible es consumida en los hogares.
Sin embargo. no se irata de los.
arteli'ctos electricos con demanadas
temporales de energia, como tostadoras
\ hornos. los qte preocupan maior-
mente. Aquellos con demlalndas cons-
tallies tide elrgiai conIsu meneC msil
clcct ricidal a la lhIargai. con Irectiencia ii
tiln L gra cost para el coniistitmidor. Pero.
la uticna noticia cs quc las a mas de casa
puedcIn flciilmente halancear este gasto
practicando conser\iaci6n de energia.
Iin irea cn quce la conservaciA n tde
cnergia marca una dilerencia. es con el
de\ orador de cnergia llamadot calenta-
dor clectrico de agui. segundo solo al
acondicionador de aire en terminos de
sti porcit n de conisumo total en la
\i\ ienda promiedio. l.a primer manera
\ miAh ob\ia (aunquIie mucchas veces
ignorada) de ahorrar dinero con un
calentador clctrico de agua es bajando
el termostato. l.a mavolria de los
calenladores marcan registros de 120.
140 y 160 grades Farenheit. o bajo.
median N alto. it1 riegistro alto no solo
es innccesario, sino peligroso. Recientes
incidents td qcuemadas con agua
calicntc salida de los grifos cn las ireas
de \ i\ienda de la Comisi6n del Canal de
Panamiii han causado a los residents
intense dolor v quemaduras permanen-
tes en la piel.
Para probar la elicacia de la
conservacin bajando el registry de los
termostatos de 160 a 140 grades.
Edmund S. Stallivorth .Ir., capata/ del
Taller de Instrumentos Electricos.
obser\ 6 su calentador de agua muy de
cerca desde mrayo hasta septiembre. Su
experiment re\el6 que. bajando el
termostato. los costs de calentamiento
quedaron reducidos en casi 60 por

A\inllqle ecl registro dc tcrmostato mas
haio rcsulta ideal para la ma oria de las
\i\icndas. las la\adoras de platos
pucden rcqucrir tin registro mcdiano
para cumplir meior su area. InI consijo
paIra el tropico (dso solo lunciona enl
clima caluroso) es el de abrir la pucrta
dc h la \ adora despues de completarse el
ciclo del enjuague dear que los plates
se sequen por si solo., cn lugar de usar el
calentador interno para ahorrarse unos
ddlarcs adicionales al anio.
Ulna conclusion mns ob\ ia alcan/ada
desdpues del experiment de Stallworth
lui de qtLI a nimaaor uso de agua caliente.
ma or consunmo de electricidad. Stall-
sWorth obser\s6 que cl consumo idel
calcntador mns que se duplict mientras
su csposa \ dl tu\ icron hulispedeCs cn Il
casa. In un irea done loS quec usan
agua calientc pueden aplicar esta
information, se diria: " largas
luiosas duchas caclicntcs no pasan de
ser tin luio."
Ilna lamilia promedio puede gastar
de S300 a S600 a a afio en agua caliente.
pcreo un signilicati\o porcentaje de la
calor no Ilega a usarse. I ampoco paga
apagar el calentador por cortos perio-
dos. ya que eccharo a andar n ILe\ amente
cuesta much mais.
U lia mancra de recortar las cuentas
hasta cn un 10 por cicnto es usando
insulacion alrededor del calentador de
agua para evitar la disipacion de la
calor. Una simple Insulacion puede
hacerse de vidrio de fibra de 31
pulgadas. forrado con papel aluminio y
adherida con cinta de ducto. l.a
I)ivisi6n de Elcctricidad esta cstutdian-
do el uso de calentadores mejor
insulados para reducir los rcquerimien-
tos de energia de la Comision.
Pero usando tin registry mils bajo es
todav ia mas eficiente. Si no sabe como
haccrlo, lm a lam i oficina de campo de
la Division de Electricidad al tellfono
52-4414. Su cuenta mensual rellcna su
preocupacion por la energia, o la
ausencia de ella. Como dice Stallworth,
"o,por qud pagardic/ centav\os cuando se
puede pagar uin real?"

La Comisi6n repite proyecto navidenio

No deic qtle cl dia de h(o el tilltimo
de la campaita de recaudacio6n de
fondos para cl proyecto na\ idefio de los
cnplcados de la ('omisiOn del Canal ide
PI'anai e sc Ic pase sin donar lo mas
Lque pIueda al eixilt de la fiesta iia\ idefia
paia los cstudiantes de ltc s escuelas de
Nuc\o C(ainitillo \ Victoriiino I.o-
reni/o. Si se recciaudai mis de io
calculado. el sobranit scr\iira para
litcililtalc a la escuela \ a la comunidtad
ciertas comic didiades qCue ncceita. talcs
como reparaciones al sistelnia de letrinas
v luna homba te agila.
Ia Escucla de Nu\o C'aimitillo. con
una matriculh de 180. cstai locali/ada cn
la cuenca del (anal. Su pohlaci6n de
ccrca ide 500 personas esta l maormilente
dedicate a la iaricultura l e tCubsistcn-
cia. \ no cucntan con clectricidad,. agua
potable ni sisitema tic alcantarillado. por

1o tlqu cste afio. cl comlite na\ideiio de
los cmpleadcos de la Coimision intentarMi
lacilitarle a la comuniidad una homhba de
agua un sistcma sanitario sncillo para
la cscucla.
Varies emplcados origani/aron la
fiesta dlc afio pasado. y tu\icron grian
,\ito. I11 Pa\aso Popcorn deleiit a los
nifios mienitras speriahan la llegada de
Sanla C'laus con tiun Iluguee paira cada
uno de ellos. I.os maestros. padres de

laminlla1 \ n1111
licsta de canto. ha
lucgod islrulatr de
arro--con-pollo. 1
gastos ide i lies
usado para ins
trapccios n elc p
comiprar ina csltl
diariamntci te uil de

Lista de Vacantes
Para empleados de la Comisi6n del Canal de Pa
agencies del gobierno de los Estados U

Puestos permanentes Salario
Tecnico en Archivos, NM-4 .. ..... . .$9,896.00
Oficinista-Esten6grafo(a), NM-4 (Se require saber
espafiol) . . . . . . . . $. 9,896.00
Oficinista-Esten6grafo(a), NM-5 (Solo se considerari a
los empleados de la Comisi6n del Canal de Panama). $10,768.00
Ayudante del Electricista, MG-5 . . .... $4.04
Pasacables, MG-4 (Se require saber nadar y trazbajar
turns) . . .. ................... ... $3.98
Secretario(a), (Estenografia), NM-6(Se require tomar
80 ppm en estenografia) (Solo se considerard a los
empleados de la Comisi6n del Canal de Panama) $16,040.00
Contador(a) de Sistemas, NM-II/12 ...... $26,381.00/
Custodio de Herramientas y Repuestos, MG-6 . $4.19



C6mo Solicitar Empleo: Las solicitudes se recibiran en el Ramo d
ubicado en el Edificio 366, en Anc6n, o en el Edificio 1105, en Crist6
mediante el Formulario 443, Solicitud de Traslado, y deberi ser recibida
pr6ximos siete dias calendarios posteriores a la fecha de esta publicaci
puestos pueden verificarse en el Centro de Recursos T6cnicos de la Comis
Para mayor informaci6n llame al Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones, a I
7996 6 46-7219.
La Comisi6n del Canal do Panamrn as un empleador qua se ajusta a la Lay sobre I

-Cursos para artesanos
El Ramo de Adiestramiento Indus-
trial ofreceriL durante diciembre los
curses que se enumeran a continuacion,
con el prop6sito de actualizar las
I shabilidades artesanales, y hoy es el
Oiltimo dia para someter los nombres de
los candidates a traves de los gerentes de
programs de adiestramiento. Todas las
classes se dictaran de 7 a.m. a 3 p.m. en
la Escuela de Aprendices (Edificio 2-A
/ en el Area Industrial de Balboa), con la
_e', sexcepci6n de la illtima, quesedictari de
7e 7 a ll a.m. uinicamente.
bc ie e Alineaci6n de acoplamiento-di-
I c ciembre I
bI r d Simbolos de soldadura--diciem-
i Manejo seguro de substancias
i inflamables--diciembre 4
SResbalones. caidas y protecci6n de
oidos v ojos--diciemlbre 4
S* Plara obtener asistencia adicional,
comuniquese con Lisa GonzAlez al
tel6fono 52-4190.

Foto por Arthur Pollack 1 Consejo seguro
Edmund S. Stallworth Jr. baja el ,
termostato en un calentador de agua
de la Comisi6n del Canal de Panama, Slo tienes dos ojos--usa tus
luego de que un experiment realizado gafas de seguridad.
en su residencia revel6 que se pueden
obtener considerable ahorros de
energia con mediciones mcis bajas. :I'@@ '@' I { 'iEl

Facilidades de acceso para impedidos

1.a zona de cargar y descargar y del
vestibulo del ascensor en el s6tano del
Edificio de Administraci6n de la
Comisi6n del Canal de Panama, seran
remodeladas para proporcionar a los
impedidos un acceso libre de
obsticulos. El area de cargar seria
reducida unos cuatro pies al nivel del
s6tano con la construcci6n de utna
rampa adyacente a la entrada del
edificio. El ingreso sera controlado con
modernos sistemas de seguridad elc-
trica y audiovisual.
El Area de aparcamiento sobre la
derecha sera convertido en un irea de
aparcamiento reservado de cuatro
vehiculos para uso de los impcdidos. Se
colocaran sefiales apropiadas tanto en
la rampa como en los espacios de
aparcamiento. La remodelada zona de
carga estara parcialmente techada. con
un irea con techo para cl almacena-
miento de basura seca y un nuevo
sistema de desagtic.
El access libre de obstaculos fue
disefiado por el arquitecto Thomas
Grimison, quien se jubil6 este afno del
Ramo de Arquitectura delay lDivisi6n de

Ingenieria. Grimison tom6 precaucio-
ncs especiales en mantener el original
estilo neoclasico del edificio. Tambi6n
remodel el vestibulo del ascensor en el
sotano para quc las personas impedidas
no sientan que han entrado por la
puerta trasera.
El Edificio de Administraci6n fue
disefado por el famoso y ya fallecido
arquitecto de Nueva York W. Lord, y
fue terminado en 1914. Centenares de
turistas visitan el edificio todos los
El contrato para la remodelaci6n fue
adjudicado a Advance Contractors Inc.
Tambidn include la construcci6n de una
cstructura de hormig6n en el lote de
aparcamiento este del Edificio de
Administraci6n para albergar un gene-
rador el6ctrico de -relevo que supla
energia en caso de que fall la fuente
principal, y otras tres estructuras para
albergar equipo clectronico en el Area
Industrial de Balboa. Anc6n y Altos de'
Jesis. El contrato entero, programado
para ser terminado en nueve mcses,
ticne un costo total de $155.345.

Sanidad y Predios vuelve a rebasar meta

ll stiaca i lli." (II. l.a D)i\iitin dte Sanidad \v Predios ha
ile alria. p a r co i \ uelto a scr la piiria n alcani/ar su
ucia tic cuhicritos oi meta bhao la C(ampafia -ederal Ciombi-
,ta. cl cxccdcite uc natda quet se inici el 27 tie octuhrc.
,ta. l tie ucgo Cedente Ia cl 30 de octubrc hi unidad habia
ati tic hni c sc"cu hi rccautdado a 146 porcientode su mcta
ti ce t tc prepararc.~de S4.700. o sea $6.860.50: para
s itl i' o h il nct US 1 1o\i chbre 13. Ia contribuciion se hiahia
clc\ado ta S7.428.58. o sea 158 por
cicnto. Ademnias de una larga list de
orgiani/aciones internacionales v nacio-
nales. \arias agencies locales se hcnefi-
cian dcl ripe de gienerosidad que
nama y otras cxhihcn estos cmpleatdos.
nidos lna de cllas cs cel Comiiti de A\yuda al
Direcci6n va- lPacicntc I1pcditdo dlcl C('iC a/i11n cl
? Si- can-
Divisi6n So tes" CA(illccer. Le hbrinda a istcncia ii nanciielra
:rv. Admin. P 1 1i los ciplcados \ jubilados de las
agenccis lederales dc los l-.satdos
Esclusas P I C Wlidos qtue no cutenil;t. coil suficicinlsc
erv. Admin. P I reculrso pai;i ohitrci la aciteci on
El6ctrica P I Illidic nicesaia. \a sea para cllos o
pala ',its dependicntCs. 1:n sus 28 a ios
Esclusas P 7 dic r\icio. ha a\uidado tl a miis tie 500
incldiidtuos. AdtclnIha dCe lt atenciio
Adm. Fin. P I ndi ica \ quirutrgica ohlrcida en hospita-
Ics locales. se iha proporcionado
Adm. Fin. P I asisencia par lal compra dc ayudas
Industrial A I udii as para dprtesis, para
e Empleo y Colocaciones it. p
>bal. La solicitud se hard \ liai' a ccnlros miedlico, cespcciali/ados
en el Ramo dentro de los en los Istlados IJnitdos.
6n. Los requisitos de los ()tr;i cs cl Iicrcito de Sallacitn. que
i6n delCanalde Panama, ha estado opcrando cn Pinallmli dcsde
los telefonos 52-3583, 52- li ctti (l i t a
1904. Proporciona comlida \ aloja-
Igualdadde Oportunidades. milenitoa los neccechildos. socITOr de

desastire unlIIll amplia giamla de otros
sc-\icios para hiacerle frcntc a las
ncccsidades lisicas. mentalcs. educa-
ti\as. sociales \ espirilualcs de la
comuntidad. lodas sus acti\ idadcs son
sulragadas a tra\vs de donacioncs
()tra iorgani/acion local que se \ilen
hcncliciandto desdc los dias d lhi
construcci(in dcl Canal YMC'A. A
trla\ tide suis tamales en Balboa s
C'rist6bhal. cl YMC'A olrcce una aImplia
Caiima de secr\icios \ class a indi\iduos.
grupos i\ imilias de todas las nacionali-
dadcs en las comtlunidades ci\iles
I1l escultisnto tambhiin recibe en el
Istmo un grand imipulso de la C(ampaia
Icedcral Combninada. Tanto el C'onsejo
dte Plaianlam dic los BoVS Scouts of
America V las Muchachas Guias de los
lislado I iitdos-Panamia depcndcn cn
gran media de las donacioncs a
campa ias para i l1nanciar stus operacio-
ncs \ acti\idades. Scguin cl cjecuti\o
scOtil IPaull Sulham. "NtluIro C'onscjo
1mucre sin las donaciones de ('-CFC".
I inalmcnte. los programs d acti\ i-
dadctis \cnilcs del Iljercito. Marina v
Iucr/ai Aerca de los listados Unidos. sc
prcocupan per cl dcsarrollo social.
lisico y emotional de los adolesccnitcs.
oflrecen una sclic de acti\idadcs a itra\ds
tide sLI respctli\as Oilgani/aciones.

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