The Panama Canal spillway =
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00094771/01085
 Material Information
Title: The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Portion of title: Spillway
Parallel title: Canal de Panamá Spillway
Issues for also have Spanish title: Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Physical Description: 37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
United States
Publisher: Panama Canal
Place of Publication: Balboa Hights, C.Z
Creation Date: August 13, 1976
Publication Date: 1963-1999
Frequency: biweekly[jan. 6, 1984-1999]
weekly[ former -dec. 23, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Periodicals -- Canal Zone   ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama)   ( lcsh )
Genre: federal government publication   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
serial   ( sobekcm )
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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Resource Identifier: oclc - 02582102
lccn - 83642750
issn - 0364-8044
Classification: lcc - HE538 .A37
ddc - 386/.444/05
System ID: UF00094771:01085
 Related Items
Preceded by: Spillway
Succeeded by: Faro (Balboa, Panama)

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ijr t or the Panama C un , ;; o . GiftC

More Than 60 Years of Service to World Commerce

The Panama

Canal Spillway

Vol. XV, No. 1

Friday, August 13, 1976

Bus Service Scheduled

For 76-77 School Year


Francisco Siu, electrical engineer, left, Electrical Divi-
sion, and Rene Van Hoorde, second from right, Assist-
ant to the Chief, Power Branch, are shown at Mira-
flores Locks with high school students of the Manuel
Maria Tejada Roca School of Las Tablas, who recently

Canal To
Sunday will mark the 62d anni-
versary of the opening of the Pan-
ama Canal to the seafaring nations
of the world.
On August 15, 1914, the dream
of centuries became a reality as
the SS Ancon, the old cement
carrier of construction days, her
recently painted white hull gleam-
ing as she pulled away from the
docks at Cristobal, began the first
official transit of the waterway.
Carrying 200 guests, including
President Belisario Porras of Pan-

toured the locks and visited the generating plant at
Madden Dam. The students are: Ana Matilde Saave-
dra and Pablo Espino, and Miriam Judith Amaya,
at right.

Observe 62d Birthday

ama, the United States Secretary
of the Army, members of the di-
plomatic corps and Canal officials,
she made the historic transit in
9 hours and 40 minutes.
That memorable day also paid
tribute to the Canal builders and
to their efforts in digging the Big
Ditch through mud and mountains,
a feat hailed throughout the world
as the engineering wonder of the
Since that first transit in Au-
gust 1914, the Panama Canal has

provided a shortcut from ocean to
ocean to, a total of 522,940 vessels
of every category arriving at her
gateways from the four corners of
the world. In their holds, these
ships have carried a multitude of
cargoes weighing 2,820,498,449
long tons. The opening of the
Canal has added tremendous im-
petus to the development of Latin
Merchant vessels of almost every
nation, battleships and carriers
(Continued on p. 4)

All students eligible for free
Panama Canal Company school-
bus transportation in the Canal
Zone will be issued a copy of the
"Student Conduct and Safety Reg-
ulations on Schoolbus" form by
their homeroom teachers on the
first day of school, August 30.
The regulations are designed to
protect the lives and safety of stu-

Gov. Parfitt

Announces PCC

Board Decisions
Gov. H. R. Parfitt, in a memo-
randum to Civic Council pres-
idents, has announced the results
of the recent meeting held by the
Panama Canal Company Board of
Coco Solo Hospital
After review of a detailed Health
Bureau study of various proposals
affecting Coco Solo Hospital, the
Board agreed with the recommen-
dation to retain the facility and is
so recommending to the Secretary
of the Army, who is the approving
authority in Canal Zone Govern-
ment matters. Assistant Secretary
of the Army (Civil Works) Victor
V. Veysey further indicated during
his recent visit that no changes at
Coco Solo Hospital are anticipated
at this time.
SS "Cristobal"
The Board reviewed the results
of an interim Company study of
the SS Cristobal operation and di-
rected that the study continue with
submittal at a later date.
Launch "Las Cruces"
The Board agreed with actions
(Continued on p. 4)

dents riding schoolbuses. Parents
and students should carefully read
the regulations before signing and
returning them.
Bus tickets will not be issued to
the students, but information con-
cerning those eligible for bus trans-
portation will be made available
to busdrivers as needed. School-
bus drivers are allowed to stop only
at authorized bus shelters.
Information concerning military
bus service will be available on
all posts.
Free bus service will be pro-
vided by the Panama Canal Com-
pany-Government at the beginning
of the morning session and at the
close of the afternoon session for
all students living in areas listed
below. Kindergarten service, where
listed, will be provided at the be-
ginning and closing of the ap-
propriate half-day session.
Kindergarten children residing
in Ancon, Balboa Heights, Balboa,
La Boca, Cardenas, Diablo Heights,
Los Rios-Corozal Panama Canal
area, Pedro Miguel, Paraiso, Gam-
boa, Santa Cruz, Old Cristobal,
Gatun, Margarita, the Panama
Canal Company afea of France
Field, Brazos Heights, Coco Solo,
and Rainbow City.
Pupils of grades 1-6 residing in
San Juan Place, Old Corral area
outside the Ancon School district,
Gavilan area, Amador Road, Em-
pire Street, La Boca, Cardenas,
Williamson Place, Goethals Bou-
levard in Gamboa, Old Cristobal,
the Panama Canal area of France
Field, Sixth Street in Margarita,
kindergarten from Gatun to Fort
Davis and grades 1-6 from Gatun
to Margarita, and Brazos Heights.
Pupils of grades 7-9 residing in
(Continued on p. 4)

Meticulous Maintenance Is Watchword of Waterway

The Panama Canal will be 62
years old on Sunday. That's the
age at which many people retire.
Even when they are in the best of
But the waterway is probably
in better shape now than it was
when it opened to traffic on Au-
gust 15, 1914. And much of the
equipment in use today went into
service even before the Canal
The key word throughout the
history of the Canal has been
maintenance. A sound program of
preventive maintenance has pro-
longed the service life of ma-
chinery and equipment to an ex-
tent that in many cases it has
been replaced, not because of
failure or deterioration, but in
favor of newly designed or im-
proved products of modern tech-
nology better suited to present day
Take towing locomotives. The
last of the original 40 "mules"
built by General Electric in Sche-
nectady, N.Y., were retired from
Canal service when the waterway
was celebrating its Golden Anni-
versary in 1964. One of the vener-
able machines was completely re-
conditioned and presented in mint
condition to the Museum of Trans-
portation in St. Louis, Mo., where
it is still on exhibit.

The craneboat Hercules, which
went into service in 1914, has been
in continuous use ever since. The
German built, 250-ton capacity
crane was towed across the At-
lantic just before the outbreak of
World War I. It is used to remove
the heavy lock gates during over-
haul, to refloat grounded vessels
and in many other jobs involving
heavy lifting.
The machinery that operates the
valves, opens and closes the lock
gates is basically original equip-
ment. With the exception of a few
minor refinements and continuous,
programed maintenance, there
have been no changes to this
mechanism so vital in the opera-
tion of the Canal.
The practice of preventive main-
tenance also extends to buildings,
employee housing, vehicles and
every piece of equipment used in
the operation of the Canal and its
many support activities.
The results are evident. The Ad-
ministration building itself, which
has been occupied by Canal orga-
nization offices since July 15, 1914,
is a solid example of what con-
tinuing maintenance can mean.
The building has been air-condi-
tioned and many other improve-
ments made, but there have been
no major structural changes in its
62-year life.

Employee housing along the
palm-lined Prado in Balboa also
dates back to 1914. Aside from
painting, refurbishing the interiors
and installing modern plumbing,
these quarters are no different than
they were when the first tenants
moved in, just before the opening
of the Canal.
Official vehicles of every type,
trucks, fire engines, trailers, sedans,
police cars and ambulances, are
kept in top running condition by
the Motor Transportation Division
during their planned service life.

Frequently, when these vehicles
are replaced with more modern
equipment, the retired vehicles are
donated or sold at a nominal price
to Government agencies or institu-
tions in the Republic of Panama
and in many cases, with continued
maintenance, remain in service for
many additional years.
The water and sewer systems
and garbage collection service in
the cities of Panama and Colon,
which for half a century were
operated by Canal Zone authori-
ties. were turned over to the Pan-

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The crane "Hercules" has been serving the Panama Canal for 62 years.

ama Government on July 1, 1953.
Dump trucks, sweepers and other
equipment was made available to
Panama authorities at book value.
Panama Also Benefits
A recent editorial cautioned
Panama negotiators against accept-
ing unserviceable equipment when
the Canal is turned over to the
Republic, citing the garbage col-
lecting equipment as an example.
Actually, records show that none
of the vehicles was more than 6
years old and three were barely
1 year old. Purchased new by the
U.S. Government for $240,000, it
was sold to Panama for $60,974
after months of negotiations.
In a letter to Ernesto Jafn
Guardia, then Panama's chief en-
gineer in charge of the Panama
City and Colon Water and Sewage
Systems, H. O. Paxton, lieutenant
governor of the Canal Zone at the
time, called attention to the ex-
cellent condition of the equipment.
"The heavy equipment has al-
ways been kept at a very high
standard of maintenance," he wrote
on January 18, 1953, "this should
mean extension of the normal serv-
ice life far beyond that used by
us in arriving at the net book or
service value," he added.
Transfer of the water system
and garbage collection services to
(Continued on p. 4)

ofthe Panama al M

Beginning Friday, August 13, 1976

BALBOA (Air-Conditioned)
Fri., 6:15, 8:00-The Strongest Man in the
World (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-Lust For a
Vampire (SIT) (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 10:00 a.m.-Indian Fighter
Sun. Jr. Mat., 12:00-The Battle of Britain
Sat., 2:30-Bells Are Ringing (G)
Sat.-Mon., 6:15, 8:10-Sun., 2:30, 6:15,
8:10-Death Race 2000 (SIT) (R)
Tues., 6:15, 8:30-Cactus in the Snow
(SIT) (PG)
Wed., 6:15, 8:15-End of the Wicked Tiger
(SIT) (PG)
Thurs., 6:15, 8:05-Executive Action
(SIT) (PG)

Fri.-The Great Escape (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-The Boy Who
Cried Werewolf (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Hello Down There (G)
Sat., 7:30-Attack (SIT) (PG)
Sun., 2:00, 7:30-Mon., 7:30-The Old Gun
Tues.-Wed., 7:30-Mahogany (PG)
Thurs., 7:30-Lepke (R)

Fri.-Kung Fu's Hero (PG)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-Play It Again Sam
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-The Piped Piper (G;
Sat.-The Violent Enemy (SIT) (PG)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Attack on the Iron
Coast (G)
Sun.-Mon.-The Hustle (R)
Tues.-To Sir With Love (SIT) (PG)

Sun.-Mon.-Mahogany (PG)
Tues.-The Old Gun (R)
Wed.-Lepke (R)
Thurs.-Master Spy and Cry of Battle
Fri.-They Rode West (G)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Tiger Shark (G)
Sat.-Cool Breeze (R)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-George Washington
Slept Here (G)
Sun.-Stolen Life (PG)
Fri.-Diamonds on Wheels (G)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-A Gunfight (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 6:15-The King's Pirate (G)
Sat., 8:15-Mixed Company (PG)
Sun.-Three Days of the Condor (R)
Tues.-Escape From the Jungle (G)
Wed.-Attack (SIT) (PG)
Sun.-The Great Escape (SIT) (G)
Mon.-Three Days of the Condor (R)
Wed -Halls of Anger and Hickey and Boggs
OAll night shows begin at 7:00 except as
shewn. All shows are post meridiem time
except as shown. Program subject to change.
mitted. General audience. PG-Parental
guidance suggested, some material may
not be suited for preteenagers. R-Re-
stricted. Persons under 17 not admitted
unless accompanied by parent or legal
guardian. X-Persons under 17 not ad-
mitted. SIT-Indicates Spanish Titles.

(Schedule subject to change without notice. (C) indicates color program.)

3:00-Sign-On News
3:05-Sesame Street
4:00 -Bob Cummings
4:25-The Conciliator
4:50-General Hospital
5:10-Roy Rodgers
5:35-Can You Top This?
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:40-You Asked for It (C)
8:00--Qu Pasa? (C)
8:05-One Day at a Time (C)
8:30-Sanford & Son (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
9:20-Friday Night at the Movies:
"Spencers Mountain (C)
11:20-The Late Show:
"Torpedo Bay"

10:00-Sign-On News
10:05-Cartoon Carnival (C)
10:50-Morning Movie:
"Topper Takes a Trip"
12:10-Major League Baseball:
New York vs. Boston (C)
1:55-NFL Football: Tampa vs.
Los Angeles (C)
4:05-American Sportsman
4:30-The Winners (C)
5:40-Greatest Sports Legends (C)
6:00-Weekend '76 (C)
6:15-The Way It Was
6:45-Mary Tyler Moore (C)
7:10-Daniel Boone
8:05-Rich Little
9:00-Weekend Report (C)
9:15-SCN Special of the Week:
The Academy of Country Music
10:25-Creature Feature:
"The Dark Eyes of London"

11:40-Sign-On News
11:45-This Is the Life (C)
12:15-The Early Movie:
"Task Force"
2:15-Grand Slam Tennis (C)
3:50-Pro Bowling's Best Ball
Championship (C)
5:05-Mars-The Search for Life (C)
6:00-Chronicle (C)
6:40-Wild Kingdom
7:05-Dean Martin Celebrity Roast (C)
8:00-Qud Pasa? (C)
8:05-The Magician (C)
9:00-Weekend Report (C)
9:15-Movie: "Male Animal"
10:55-The Tonight Show

3:00-Sign-On News
3:05-Sesame Street
4:05-Bob Cummings
4:30-Ann Southern

4:55--General Hospital
5:15-Assignment underwaterr
5:40-Truth or Consequences
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:40-Let's Make a Deal
7:05-Glen Campbell Music Show (C)
7:50-Info Featurette (C)
8:00-Que Pasa? (C)
8:05-1 Spy (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
9:20-Monday Night Baseball:
Detroit vs. New York (C)

3:00-Sign-On News
3:05--Make a Wish
3:30-Electric Company
4:00-Bob Cummings
4:25-- oots and Saddles
4:50--General Hospital
5:15--The Price Is Right
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:40-High and Wild (C)
7:05-Boh Newhart (C)
7:30-Barney Miller (C)
8:00--0u Pasa? (C)
8:05-Conversations With Eric Severeid
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
9:20-Tuesday Night at the Movies:
"Bootsteps" (C)
10:35-Mike Douglas
3:00-Sign-On News
3:05-Sesame Street
4:05-Bob Cummings
4:55-General Hospital
5:15-The Addams Family
5:40-$20,000 Pyramid
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:40-Wonderful World of Magic
7:05-Kate McShane (C) (Adult)
8:00-Que Pasa? (C)
8:05-Mission Impossible (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
9:20-Movie: "A Queen For Caesar" (C)
10:55-Tonight Show

3:00-Sign-On News
3:05-Danny Thomas
3:30-Electric Company
4:00-Bob Cummingp
4:25-"The Rifleman"
4:50-General Hospital
5:10-Jack La Lanne
5:35-Mayherry RFD (C)
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:40-The Newlywed Game
7:05-Tony Orlando and Dawn (C)
7:55--Qu Pasa? (C)
8:00-The Adams Chronicles (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
9:20-Information Special:
"VD Truths and Consequences (C)
9:50-Merv Griffin
11:00--The Late Show:
"Trents Last Case"



in the


The first time he saw the Pan-
ama Canal, Charles J. Roth-Roffy
was standing on the wall of a
vessel as it made its southbound
He was aboard a floating dry-
dock that was too wide to go
through the locks so it was turned
on its side, put on box pontoons
for the transit and then uprighted
when it reached Balboa harbor.
Roth-Roffy was born and grew
up in New Athens, Ill. After high
school, he completed a 4-year
carpenter apprenticeship and then
joined the Navy.
For 2� years he was an instruc-
tor in the operation of floating
drydocks and then went to sea as
the chief carpenter's mate on the
floating drydock that brought him

Charles J. Roth-Roffy

to the Canal Zone to stay-more
or less.
Taking a local discharge in 1946,
he was hired as a carpenter fore-
man at the Canal organization's
Building Division.
Two years later, he decided to
go to California where he was in
the contracting business for a
couple of years and then moved
on to St. Louis, Mo., where he
was in charge of building main-
tenance for a packing company.
As so many people do, even-
tually he came back to the Canal
Zone and, in 1957, went to work
for the Locks Division, transferred
to the Maintenance Division and

IS THIS YOUR KITCHEN? It could be if your curtains hang down
to stove level; if your stove is so close to a window that a slight breeze
could blow curtains over a burner; if grease is permitted to splatter on
the stove; if control buttons are not checked before you leave the
kitchen. Committing just one of these seemingly minor sins could cause
your kitchen to look like this one day. Look around. Is your kitchen safe?

Panama Canal Spillway
SIiHAOL R. PAlur-'ir .r(icHARt) L. HUNT I' iANK A. B1LDWIN
Governor of the Canal Zone Lieutenant Governor infou:-nation Officer
THE PANAMA CANAL SPILLWsAY is all official publication of tlhe Panama
Canal, Balboa Heights, C.Z. All articles are available to nwcss media and
may be reprinted without further clearance. SPILLw.\A material should
arrive at the Panama Canal Press Ofiice no later than 4 p.m., Fjriday,
one week prior to publication. Only urgent material can be accepted as
late as noon Monday. Distributed iree to all Panama Canal employees.
Subscriptions cost $4 for students and $6 for others. Airmail subscriptions
cost S19 a year. Make checks payable to Panama (anal Company and
address to: Chief, Administrative Services Divisio,. P.O. Box M.
Balboa Heights, C.Z.

finally, in 1970, to the Community
Services Division.
Today he is in charge of main-
tenance for all Canal Zone quar-
ters and of the quarters liveability
program. That means everyone who
has a complaint or wants some-
thing done to their quarters is told
to "call Mr. Roth-Roffy" in spite
of which he says he loves his job
and the people he deals with.
Sitting atop a hill in Arraijan is
"a big, a really big" house with
four bedrooms, two bath, a huge
kitchenn, dining room and living
room. Also a stable, storeroom,
caretaker's house, toolroom, shop
and chicken house. And Roth-Roffy
!has built every square inch of all
seven buildings himself working
weekends over the last 5 years.
With !is retirement home com-
pleted; he looked for a new week-
end challenge and decided on
flying. He joined the Chagres Aero
Club and started taking lessons.
After 22 hours of flying time, he
bough his own plane a few weeks
ago ani plans to fly it to the
States when he gets his private
oilot's license.
Roth-Roiff is a trustee and
lormcr post commander of VFW
Po:,, S:35 Cocoli and a member
of the Knights of Columbus, Fourth
Degree. but his special interest is
'he U.S. Naval Reserve. An active
inember for 27 years, lhe was
named "Reservist oi the Year-15th
Naval District" in 1974.
As a reservist he goes on active
iuty for 2 weeks each year. During
one period of active duty, he went
to sea on the original U..S..
"Tarwa N," then last year while
attached to the Naval Base at San
Diego he was shown a 25-minute
film on the new "Tarawa." So
when he visited the mammoth
carrier during its recent stopover
in Balboa hie felt he knew it well.
iloth-lHolfy and his wife. Sylvia,
have four children. Sandra, 30, is
married to Marine Corps Capt.
Stephen Torrent; Charles III, 26,
is a fourth year apprentice at the
Electrical Division: William, 20.
:s studying to he an Air Traffic
Controller in St. Louis, Mo., and
Thomas, 18, received a Governor's
appointment to the Merchant Ma-
rine Academy at Kings Point this


Atioltst 1:3, 1976

Page 2

August 13, 1976


Tryouts Announced

For "The Mousetrap"

"The Mousetrap," Agatha Chris-
tie's famous melodrama, has been
selected as the Ancon Theatre
Guild's next production.
David Michael Eveleigh will di-
rect the production with perform-
ances scheduled for October 14 to
October 30.
Tryouts for the eight roles will
be held at 7:30 p.m., August 22,
23 and 24 at the Ancon Theatre.
Eveleigh has appeared in the
Surf Side Theatre productions of
"The Andersonville Trial" and
"Bus Stop," and in the Ancon The-
atre production of "The White
Sheep of the Family."

(Continued from last edition)
Granville 0. Ponder, Crane Operator, Ter-
minals Division, Atlantic side: 31 years
9 months 3 days.
John H. Poole, Jr., Telephone Mechanic,
Electrical Division, Pacific side: 42 years
1 day.
Jos6 A. Reyes B., Carpentry Worker, Locks
Division, Pacific side: 34 years 1 month
3 days.
Crosby Robinson, Seaman Leader, Ports Di-
vision, Atlantic side: 33 years 10 months
9 days.
Jack W. Rocker, Chief Engineer-in-Charge,
Towboat, Ports Division, Pacific side:
34 years 6 months 1 day.
Fidelino Rodriguez, Laborer, Community Serv-
ices Division, Pacific side: 32 years 7
months 11 days.
Joaquin P. Ruiz, Seaman (Launch), Ports
Division, Pacific side: 33 years 8 days.
Ernest M. Straker, Asphalt Worker Foreman,
Maintenance Division, Pacific side: 38
years 7 month 27 days.
Benjamin Tejada, Linehandler, Locks Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 34 years 3 months
3 days.
Daniel Thompson, Machinist Helper, Locks
Division, Pacific side: 35 years 7 months
13 days.
Wesley A. E. Thomas, Brakeman, Railroad
Division, Atlantic side: 19 years 11 months
14 days.
Jos6 G. Viveros, Cement Worker, Locks Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 30 years 4 months
29 days.
Albert J. Wanner, Generating Plant Shift
Foreman, Electrical Division, Pacific side:
21 years 4 months 13 days.
Raymond L. Watson, Carpenter, Maintenance
Division, Atlantic side: 38 years 3 days.
John Williams, Hot Water Tank Repairman,
Maintenance Division, Atlantic side: 36
years 2 days.


In-Service Employee Transfer-

Vacancy Bulletin

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race,
religion, color, national origin, sex, age, partisan political affiliation, or any other non-merit
factor. Qualified handicapped individuals may call or visit the Coordinator for the Em-
ployment of the Handicapped Program for counseling with regard to any of the below-listed
vacancies. The Coordinator's office is located in Building 363, Ancon, telephone 52-7570.


Base Rate

Bureau Lo
or ca
Division tion

Civil Engineer NM-7/9 -- . - -- $10,691.20/$13,041.60 Dredging
Clerk-Typist NM-31 _____ _____- -$5,116.80 Public Hea
Distribution and Window, Substitute, PO-111 (Part-Time
NTE 30 hours) (Knowledge of English required) _- $5.70 Postal
Engineer, Dredge FE-14 (Knowledge of English and
license required) _.-___-------____ ---- - $8.53 Dredging
Laborer MG-3 (First 40 hours) (Kncwledge of English and
swimming ability required) _ __ $2.23 M. Bunker
Milk Inspector NM-4 (Part-time NTE 20 hours) ... $5,740.80 Vet. Med.
Nurse/Clinical Nurse NM-5/7_--- .$6,427.20/$10,691.20 Health
Pilot-In-Training CP-1 (First 40 hours)
(Knowledge of English and swimming ability required) $18,595.20 Transit
Telephone Mechanic MG-11� (Requires 1 year of central
office equipment maintenance and installation experience)__$6.22 Electrical

Budget and Accounting Assistant NM-7 (NTE 1 year)
Clerk-Typist NM-31 (Bilingual) (NTE 1 year)
Dental Officer NM-12 (Intermittent) (NTE 1 year).
Nursing Aid NM-2 (NTE 8 months) --



o- Va-

Jan-Marie and Ted Jaguar are
the parents of bouncing baby boys.
Since the SPILLWAY announce-
ment of their engagement in July
1974, and their marriage the fol-
lowing year, Isthmian residents
have awaited the arrival 'of kittens
the way impatient mothers-in-law
await the arrival of grandchildren.
The jaguars finally cooperated
and presented the Summit Zoo
with twin sons as a July Fourth
The babies' weight at birth is not
known. Jan-Marie wouldn't tell
and the Zoo's Director, Dr. Nathan

With undisguised pride and joy, Dr. Nathan Gale, cuddly at 8! pounds, this time next year
left, admires the Summit Zoo's jaguar kittens the first have grown into 200-pound man-eating c
time they were taken from their mother's cage. The Dr. Gale, are his son, Jon, a biology student
first jaguars to be born in captivity on the Isthmus, minster College, Salt Lake City, Utah,
they were taken from their cage at the age of 1 works in a Salt Lake City Zoo, and Dudle
month to be innoculated and weighed. Still cute and biological technician at Summit.

Go Late; A

Wait for C

At Cristoba
It's a nuisance when P
residents take 2 days off
and travel to the Atl
twice to pick up one car
is exactly what happen
ployees get to the pier th
SS Cristobal arrives to
their car will not be unlo
late that night.
The Terminals Divisic
all employees to pick up
the day after the ship a
At the time of pickup
in the Canal Zone or in
leans, privately owned
must be inspected thore
shipping damage before
be removed from terminal
Owners are responsib
specting their vehicles fo
which may have occurred
shipping on the SS Crist
Damage must be report
person making delivery 1
owner moves the veh
owner is liable for the
condition once it has
moved from the terminal
No requests for dama
made after the vehicle
terminal area can be cc

Gale, wasn't about to insist. A pos-
sessive mother, Jan-Marie would
not permit a human near her
babies for 30 days.
Then, at the age of 1 month,
they were taken from the cage to
be innoculated and weighed. Each
tipped the scales at 8/V pounds.
Daddy Ted, an octogenerian by
human age calculations, has ex-
pressed little interest in his off-
spring. Undoubtedly, he feels he
has done what was expected of
him and is now content to bask in
the glory of his accomplishment.
Ted, a native of Panama's Darien
jungle, was purchased for the Zoo
in 1963 when he was 6 weeks old.
For 10 years, efforts to locate
a suitable mate were unsuccessful
and the search spread far and wide
until Jan-Marie was found in an
Indiana Zoo and shipped here.
Some 80,000 people visit the
Zoo each year but this count is
expected to increase in the coming
months as Isthmian residents rush
out to see the first, but hopefully
not the last, jaguar kittens born in
captivity on the Isthmus.

a cans Jaguars and all other spotted
p 1 cats in the New World have been
A 1 declared endangered species by the
United States and in their native
A 1 countries so everyone is hoping
that Ted and Jan-Marie believe in
P 4 big families.

ing A

Com. Serv.
Coco Solo Hos.
Mental H.C.

Application must be submitted on Form 443, APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER, no lat
seven (7) calendar days from the date of this publication. A separate application n
submitted for each job listed. The tase rates shown will be increased for U.S. citizens
appropriate differential plus a tax factor where applicable. 1 Indicates written test requi
� Signifies a security position to ba filled only by a U.S. citizen. Qualifications standard
be reviewed at the Employment and Placement Branch, Building 366, Ancon, or Buildini
Cristobal. Further information may be obtained from the Employment and Placement
telephone 52-7996, 52-7501, or 43-1288. Employing officials should not be contacted d

Review Upholds

Retirement Law

SThe Appeals Review Board of
the U.S. Civil Service Commission
recently upheld the statutory re-
quirement that U.S.-citizen em-
ployees of the Canal agencies retire
at age 62.
The ruling was handed down in
answer to an appeal in connection
with a complaint previously rejected
by the Canal Company. The com-
, plainant contended that the man-
datory retirement provision was
rendered illegal and discriminatory
S by the Age Discrimination in Em-
i ployment Act of 1967, which was
extended to include Federal em-
ployees by Public Law 93-259.
The Appeals Review Board held
that the provision of the retire-
ment act involved was not super-
seded by the Age Discrimination
Slaw. The board stated that when
a general statute is enacted after
a specific statute, the specific law
remains in effect unless it is ex-
they will pressly repealed. In this case,
ts. With Public Law 93-259, a general law,
t at West-
who also did not expressly repeal the provi-
ey Jones a sion of the retirement act man-
dating early retirement for Canal
*oid The board found the rejection
'VOI of the complaint by the Canal
Company proper and affirmed the
ars agency's decision.

lI Student Associations
pacificc side To Hold Orientations
frpm work The Balboa and Cristobal High
antic side School Student Associations will
. But that hold orientations for new students
ns if em- later this month.
he day the The orientation program in Cris-
find that toal is scheduled for 9:30 a.m.,
aded until a
ded until August 24, in the high school
on advises All students entering grades 7
their cars through 12 are invited to attend.
The Balboa High School pro-
ig-e raim will begin at 9 a.m., Au-
Iew Or- i gust 25, in the school auditorium.
ghly fr Newcomers from the United
mughly for
SStates will join students entering
they can
al ara the 10th grade from Curundu
ul areas.
Junior High School on a tour of
le for in- facilities and a student association
or damage introduction to clubs, organizations
ed during and sports activities.
Parents are welcome.
ted to the
before the
icle. The

been re-
al area.
ge claims
leaves the

17 1

Parai - Class of '66
Is Planning Reunion

A 3 'lhe local committee of the Par-
aiso liigh School Class of '66 is
A 1 holding a disco party tonight at
the Lakeview Golf Club.
P 1 The committee also has an-
P 2 nounced plans for a class reunion
A j and invites fellow graduates to
P 1 monthly meetings held at 7:30
p.m. on the fourth Saturday of
er than the month at the Pedro Miguel
must be
oby the Civic Center.
recent. For additional information, call
rds may Alex Savory at 52-4204 or 52-2592,
g 1105,
Branch, Leonardo Hylton at 52-4224 or
directly Ronaldo Bonnick at 21-5691.

PHYSICIAN (Atlantic)

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Suggestions concerning Locks Division locomotives earned certificates
and cash awards for Roderick N. MacDonell, left, and Frank Riser.
MacDonell, an electrician, proposed a modification to existing locomotive
moving contact parts. The estimated first-year savings was $1,200 and
his award was for $145. Riser, a machinist, suggested installing a specially
designed coupling housing extension that would facilitate maintenance
of the hydraulic pump and reduce wear on the armature shaft and
pump. He received a check for $50. It was his fifth suggestion; an
earlier one qualified him for the Presidential Award Citation.

Page 3

Bicentennial Gift

Two Purring Kittens

Increase Zoo Census


August 13, 1976


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Apprentices taking the pre-vocational English course
listen attentively as Frances Enyart, their instructor,



explains a phrase in the text book. The apprentices
also use the language lab at the Training Center.

English Added to Apprentice Program

"Can you read the fractions on
this yardstick," "How many inches
in a fourth of a yard?," "What do
you need to nail two boards to-
These were some of the ques-
tions asked by the instructor at a
session of the pre-vocational course
in the English language at the
Training Center. Answering were
a group of new apprentices who
are learning English before be-
ginning theory and practical train-
ing in 1 of the 34 crafts offered
in the Panama Canal Apprentice-
ship Training program.
This year, for the first time, ap-
prentices who are not proficient in
English are being taught English
to enable them to learn the skills
of a craft or a trade under the
sponsorship of the Canal organiza-
Though the majority of appren-
tices are from the Panama high
schools, several who joined the last
class are former engineering stu-
dents from the University of Pan-
ama. They all have studied English
grammar as a school subject. The
3-month total immersion course
is designed to draw out this knowl-
edge of English and to build a
vocabulary sufficiently extensive to
prepare them for the training in
the classroom, and as they move
from shop to shop, watching and

. ,..

learning from master craftsmen.
The Canal's Apprenticeship Pro-
gram, which meets the Department
of Labor Standards for apprentice
training, is open to U.S. and non-
U.S. citizens regardless of sex
or national origin. Minimum age
is 17,V and applicants shall not
have passed their 30th birthday on
date of appointment. Among the
new apprentices, in addition to
United States citizens and Pan-
amanians, are one each from Costa
Rica, Colombia, China, and Peru.
Entrance into the apprentice-
ship program is by examination:
first, a screening test in simple
arithmetic and mechanical com-
prehension. Those successfully
passing the screening test are given
a final test which includes ques-
tions in mathematics and high
school algebra. The tests are ad-
ministered in English and in
According to Personnel Bureau
statistics, a total of 5,393 persons
applied for entrance into the
annual apprenticeship training pro-
gram which began the past July.
Of these applicants, 60 percent
did not show up for the screening
test. Of the U.S. citizens who took
!ie screening test, 133 passed and
_2 failed. In the non-U.S. group,
2,160 passed and 1,300 failed. In
the final test given the past April,
A,, . .'

Future electricians, apprentices Penelope Earl, left, and Linda Clarke,
two of the nine women in the Panama Canal's Apprenticeship Training
Program, discuss the intricacies of an electric circuit.

53 U.S. citizens passed and 50
failed; in the non-U.S. category,
350 passed and 440 failed the test.
The average score of the appli-
cant select rd from the Central
Examining Olice register in July
1976 was 91.5 for U.S. citizens and
89.3 for non-U.S. citizens and tihe
lowest score selected from the
register was 84.4 (U.S.) and 83.8
Selected from a single register
were 16 U.S. citizens and 55 non-
U.S. citizens. With the exception
of those who are studying the pre-
vocational English course, these
apprentices have joined the corps
of 161 apprentices currently train-
ing throughout the Canal organiza-
tion in crafts such as electrician,
machinist, dredge mate, towboat
master, air-conditioning equipment
mechanic, generating plant equip-
ment operator, painter and car-
penter, and other miscellaneous
As these men and women move
up from the ranks of apprentices
to fully qualified craftsmen, they
will have completed approximna-
tely 1,000 hours of classroom in-
struction, another 1,000 hours of
trade school training, and at least
5,000 hours of "on the job" work.
The 3 to 4 years of training each
apprentice has received will have
cost the Canal organization an ap-
proximate $17,000, equivalent to
the cost of a college education.
As they train, apprentices in
their first year are earning $2.88
an hour; second year apprentices
earn $3.48 an hour; third year ap-
prentices $4.56 an hour and fourth
year apprentices $5.42 an hour.
Apprentices who achieve a min-
imum grade of 90 percent in both
skill training and academic work
throughout the program acquire
status of journeymen 3 months
earlier than their coworkers.
Following the rigorous training,
they will join the select group of
journeymen who keep the wheels
of the Canal turning. And as more
and more journeymen are trained
in the apprenticeship program, less
recruitment from the United States
will be required to supply quali-
fied personnel for manpower needs.
Only nine craftsmen were recruited
from the United States in the past
fiscal year.
As the training program con-
tinues to develop local manpower
skills, eventually all needs for non-
security, non-supervisory manual
employees can be satisfied from
local resources.

School Tuition

Policy Change

Being Deferred

Gov. H. R. Parfitt has announced
that the change in sponsorship
policy for the Canal Zone College
which was to be implemented at
the start of the fall term is being
deferred for 1 semester.
The action was taken to provide
more time for other Government
agencies to examine alternatives
for students affected by the spon-
sorship change at the college, in-
cluding the possibility of obtaining
authority and funds to sponsor
such students.
The Governor emphasized, how-
ever, that the new policy will
apply with the start of registration
for the second semester. At that
time, only those individuals who
are financially sponsored for en-
rollhentt by a U.S. Government
agency will be eligible for the
sponsored tuition rates for full-time
or part-time study at the college.
Those not in this category will be
required to pay the non-sponsored
tuition rates.
Governor Parfitt explained that
in the past, the Panama Canal or-
ganization by default sponsored
Canal Zone College students who
vwere actually the responsibility of
other U.S. Government agencies.
Unfortunately, there is no basis
upon which the continuation of
this practice can be justified. The
Canal agency is hopeful that the
other Government agencies are
able to obtain authority and funds
to pay the sponsorship costs in
order to permit students from
these agencies to continue their
Not affected by the deferment
will be the increases in tuition
rates for both sponsored and non-
sponsored students, as announced
earlier. The new rates, which take
effect during the fall term, will be
as follows:
Canal Zone College
Non-Sponsored Tuition:
Full-time $1,050 per semester
Part-time $65 per credit hour
Sponsored Tuition:
Full-time $220 per semester
Part-time $18 per credit hour

62d Birthday
(Continued from p. 1)
have been a part of the passing
parade of ships transiting the
waterway. Recently, several of the
world's tall ships passed through
the Canal en route to the Bicen-
tennial parade of sailing vessels in
New York. Also recently, the U.S.S.
Tarawa, the first in a new class of
amphibious assault ships and the
largest warship in operation that
can go through the Canal, made a
southbound transit to her home
port at San Diego, Calif.

Board Decision
(Continuedr from p. 1)
taken tby the Company in laying
up its large launches and con-
curred in the Company proposal
to reactivate the Las Cnuces when
the Company's financial condition
permits. The launch would be
used primarily for orientation and
Printing Plant
After review of vaiouis alterna-
tives for accomplishing Company-
(overnment printing, the Board
concurred in a Company recom-
mendation that operation of the
Priniling Plant be continued and
that arrangements lie consum-
mated wilt the Army for printing
of the SeILWAY" at a substantial
cost savings.

(Continued from p. 1)
Ancon (including Sosa Place, San
Juan Place, and the Old Corral
area), Balboa, Balboa Heights,
Diablo Heights, Old Cristobal,
Coco Solo, the Panama Canal Com-
pany area of France Field, Brazos
Heights, La Boca, Cardenas, Los
Rios-Corozal P.C., Gamboa, Gatun,
and Margarita.
Pupils of grades 10-12 residing
in Ancon (including Sosa Place,
San Juan Place, and the Old Corral
area), Williamson Place, Empire
Street, Amador Road, Gavilan area
including Plank Street, Diablo
Heights, La Boca, Los Rios-Coro-
zal PanCanal, Cardenas, Gamboa,
Gatun, Margarita, Old Cristobal,
Coco Solo, the Panama Canal Com-
pany area of France Field, and
Brazos Heights.
Dependent students, grades K-12,
of Panama Canal Company-Gov-
ernment employees residing in the
Republic of Panama will be trans-
ported by military transportation
to their respective schools. Parents
should inquire at the school where
their children will attend as to
the location of the bus stops, the
bus number, the bus route num-
ber, and the time the students
should be at the bus stop to be
picked up. Tuition students are not
authorized to ride these buses.
All secondary schools daily class
schedules begin at 7:45 a.m. and
end at 2:15 p.m. The elementary
schoolday (1-6) is from 8 a.m. until
1:30 p.m. There are two kinder-
garten sessions each day. The first
session begins at 8 a.m. and ends
at 10:30 a.m. The second session
is from 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

[Continued from p. 1)
Panama was an important event.
On the eve of the transfer,
June 30, 1953, Canal Zone Gov.
John S. Seybold, Panama President
Jose Antonio Rem6n Cantera and
other o officials gathered at the pres-
idential palace to drink a toast and
-,xchainge compliments.
in a letter to Governor Seybold,
the Property Owners Association
of Fanama warmly thanked him
fo, the service performed by the
Canal Zone WYater Office and Car-
;age Collection. The magazine
"Sidte" commented in an editorial
on July 11. 1953: "the modern
garbage trucks . . . transferred to
ianama along with the same orga-
nization which had operated them
in Panama and Colon . . the
machinery was well oiled, the or-
ganization carefully prepared and
the various services began to oper-
ate with precision and efficiency
fironi te start."
Actually, there were some diffi-
culties at the beginning, but not
because of the condition of the
equipment. As I a Estrella de Pa-
namni pointed out in an editorial
on July 12, 1953, there were delays
in the garbage collection due to
lack of coordination and the fact
that there was discontent among
the workers, whose salaries were
reduced by Panama authorities
from the Canal Zone rate to the
going local rate.

Cristobal Theatre

Announces Tryouts
Tryouts for the Cristobal
Little Theatre production "Cactus
Flower" will be held from 7:30 to
9.:i0 p.mr., August 16, 17, 23
and 24.
Backstage workers and those in-
terested in any phase of theatrical
production also are needed. They
can go to the tryouts or call
(;eorganne Plack at Fort Gulick
4620 or islhley Rennagcl at Fort
(;lCick 1430 for information.

Page 4

Mds de 60 Aiios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Viernes 13 de Agosto de 1976

Vol. XV, No. 1

^ r Explican Reglamentos

..r 4 Sobre Buses Escolares

.- .

A la izquierda aparece Francisco Siu, ingeniero elec-
tricista, Divisi6n Eldctrica, y segundo a la derecha,
Rcn6 Van Hoorde, Jefe Asistente, Ramo de Energia
E1lctrica, en las Esclusas de Miraflores mientras
acompafiaban a estudiantes de la Escuela Secundaria

Manuel Maria Tejada Roca de Las Tablas cuando
visitaron recientemente las esclusas y la plant gene-
radora de la Represa Madden. Los estudiantes son:
Ann Matilde Saavedra y Pablo Espino, y Miriam
Judith Amaya, a la derecha.

La Via Canalera Cumple 62 Anos

El Canal de Panami cumplirA
el domingo el sexag6simo segundo
aniversario del dia en que abri6
sus puertas a todos los paises mari-
timos del mundo.
El 15 de agosto de 1914, el
suefio de los siglos se hizo reali-
dad cuando el SS Ancdn, antiguo
acarreador de cemento de los dias
de la construcci6n, inici6 el primer
transito official de la via acuAtica
luciendo su reci6n pintado casco
blanco. El Ancdn, que parti6 de
los muelles de Crist6bal, con 200
invitados a bordo, entire los que

se encontraban el Presidente de
Panamat Belisario Porras, el Secre-
tario del Ejrcito de los Estados
Unidos, miembros del cuerpo di-
plomintico y funcionarios del Canal.
hizo el transito en 9 horas y 40
En ese dia memorable tambi6n
se rindid tribute a los constructo-
res del Canal y a sus esfuerzos en
la excavaci6n de la gran zanja a
traves de las montalias, una hazafia
aclamada por todo el mundo como
la maravilla de ingenieria de la

Desde aquel dia de agosto de
1914, el Canal de PanamA ha ofre-
cido un camino mis corto de oc6a-
no a oc6ano a un total de 522,940
buques de toda categoria que lle-
garon a sus compuertas de todos
los confines del mundo. En sus
bodegas, estos barcos han trans-
portado una enorme variedad de
cargas que suman 2,820,498,449
toneladas largas.
El Canal ha sido un factor im-
portante en el desarrollo de Am6-
rica Latina.
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

Los maestros de escuela sumi-
nistrarin en el primer dia de cla-
ses, 30 de agosto, una copia del
formulario "Conducta del Estu-
diante y Reglas de Seguridad en
el Autobus Escolar" a todos los
estudiantes que tengan derecho a

Parfitt Anuncia

Decisiones de la

Junta Directiva
En un memorAndum dirigido a
los presidents de los Consejos
Civicos, el Gobernador H. R. Par-
fitt anunci6 los resultados de una
reunion que sostuvo recientemente
con la Junta de Directores de la
Compania del Canal de PanamA.
Hospital Coco Solo
Despu6s de revisar un studio
detallado preparado por la Direc-
ci6n de Salubridad relative a va-
rias propuestas sobre el Hospital
Coco Solo, la Junta concord6 con
la recomendaci6n de retener el
hospital y asi lo estAi recomendan-
do al Secretario del Ejercito, sien-
do 6ste la autoridad en cuestiones
del Gobierno de la Zona del Canal.
El Secretario Asistente' del Ejer-
cito (Asuntos Civiles) Victor V.
Veysey tambi6n indic6 durante su
reciente visit que por el moment
no habria cambios en el Hospital
Coco Solo.
SS "Crist6bal"
La Junta revis6 los resultados de
un studio preliminary de la Com-
pafnia sobre el funcionamiento del
Cristibal y decret6 que se conti-
nuara con el studio y se presen-
tarAl en una fecha posterior.
Lancha "Las Cruces"
La Junta concord6 con las me-
didas tomadas por la Compafia
que son las de retirar las lanchas
(Cointimnia en la pdgina 4)

recibir transport gratis en la Zona
del Canal suministrado por la
Compania del Canal de PanamA.
Los reglamentos tienen por oh-
jeto protege la vida y salvaguar-
dar a los estudiantes que viajan en
dichos buses. Los padres y estu-
diantes deben leer cuidadosamen-
te dichos reglamentos antes dc
firmar y devolverlos.
No se expedirAn boletos de auto-
b6s a estudiantes, pero los chofe-
res tendrin informaci6n relative a
estudiantes con derecho a trans-
porte. Los choferes de bus solo
podran detenerse en las paradas
de autobis autorizadas.
HabrA information solrc serx i-
cio military de autobuses en todas
las reservaciones militares.
La Compania del Canal de Pa-
namni-Gobierno de la Zona del
Canal proporcionara servicio de
autobuis gratis al inicio de la se-
si6n de la maiana y al finalizar la
sesi6n de la tarde a todos los es-
tudiantes que residan en las Areas
indicadas mas adelante. El servi-
cio de kindergarten, como se in-
cica, se suministrarA al principio y
al final de la sesi6n correspondien-
te de mediodia.
Nifios de kindergarten residen-
tes en Anc6n, Balboa Heights, Bal-
boa, La Boca,' Cardenas, Diablo
Heights, el Area del Canal de Pa-
nama de Los Rios-Corozal, Pedro
Miguel, Paraiso, Gamboa, Santa
Cruz, Viejo Crist6bal, Gatin, Mar-
garita, el irea del Canal de Pana-
ma de France Field, Brazos
Heights, Coco Solo y Rainbow
Alumnos de grades 1 a 6 resi-
dentes en San Juan Place, cl area
del Viejo Corral fuera del distrito
de la Escuela de Anc6n, el Area
de GavilAn, Calle Amador, Calle
Empire, La Boca, Clirdenas, Wil-
liamson Place, Bulevar Gocthals
en Gamboa, Viejo Crist6bal, el
area del Canal de Panamai de
(Continva en la pdgina 4)

Clave del Canal Esta en el Mantenimiento Meticuloso

El Canal de Panami cumple 62
anios el domingo. Esta es la edad
en que la mayoria de las personas
se jubilan, aun cuando so encuen-
tren en muy buen estado de salud.
Pero la via acuAtica probable-
mente se encuentre en mejor es-
tado en la actualidad que cuando
abri6 sus puertas al trAnsito mun-
dial el 15 de agosto de 1914. Y una
gran parte del equipo que se uti-
liza hoy dia ya estaba en servicio
antes de que abriera el Canal.
La palabra clave a trav6s de la
historic del Canal ha sido "man-
tenimiento". Un s6lido program
de mantenimiento preventive ha
prolongado la vida do servicio de
la maquinaria y equipo de tal
manera que en muchos casos su
reemplazo ha obedecido no a fallas
del equipo ni a deterioro sino a la
existencia de products de la tec-
nologia modern cuyo disefio o
calidad son mls adecuados a las
necesidades del dia.
Las locomotoras de remolque,
por ejemplo, la fltima de las 40
"mulas" originales fabricadas por
la General Electric en Schencec-
tady, Nueva York, fue retirada del
servicio cuando la via acuitica ce-
lebraba su Aniversario de Oro en
1964. Una de las venerables mi-
quinas fue reacondicionada total-
mente y obsequiada al Museo de
Transport de St. Louis, Missouri,
done todavia se exhibe.
La gr6a Hdrcules, adquirida en
1914, ha prestado servicio con-
tinuo desde entonces. La gr6a,
Fabricada en Alemania y con una
capacidad de 250 toneladas, fue

remolcada a trav6s del Ocaano
Atlintico just antes de que esta-
llara la I Guerra Mundial. Sc uti-
liza para remover las pesadas com-
puertas de las esclusas durante el
reacondicionamiento peri6dico de
las esclusas, para sacar a flote bis-
ques encallados y en muchos otros
trabajos en que se necesita levan-
tar equipo pesado.
La maquinaria que hace funcio-
nar las vilvulas, abre y cierra las
compuertas de las esclusas es bA-
sicamente equipo original. Con la
excepci6n de algunos refinamien-
tos sin importancia y mantcnimien-
to peri6dico continue, no ha habi-
do cambios fundamentals en este
mecanismo tan vital para el fun-
cionamiento del Canal.
La prictica de mantenimiento
preventive tambifn se extiende a
los edificios, viviendas de emplea-
dos, vehiculos y cada pieza de
equipo utilizado en el funciona-
miento del Canal y sus multiples
actividades complementarias.
Los resultados son evidentes. El
mismo Edificio de Administraci6n,
que aloja oficinas de la empresa
del Canal desde el 15 de julio de
1914, es un sl6ido ejemplo de lo
que significa el mantenimiento con-
tinuo. Se ha instalado aire acon-
dicionado en el edificio y so han
efectuado muchas mejoras, pero
en sus 62 ainos de vida no ha
habido un cambio structural de
Las viviendas de empleados si-
tuadas a lo largo del Prado bor-
deado de palmeras en Balboa da-
tan de 1914. Aparte de la pintura,

retoque de interiores, y la instala-
ci6n de plomeria modern, estas
casas no difieren de su estado
cuando se mudaron los primeros
inquilinos antes de que abriera el
La Division de Transporte a
Motor manticne en excelente es-
tado durante toda su vida Atil los
vehiculos oficiales de todo tipo,
camiones, bombas, trailers, auto-
mOviles sedans y ambulancias.
Con frecuencia, al reemplazar
dichos vehiculos con otros mas
modernos, los vehiculos retirados
son donados o vendidos a precio

nominal a las agencies guberna-
mentales o instituciones de la Re-
pdblica de PanamA y en muchos
casos con el mantenimiento dcbi-
do, prestan servicio por muchos
aiios mas.
Los sistemas de agua y acue-
ductos y el servicio de la recolec-
ci6n de basura de las ciudades de
PanamA y Col6n, que por medio
siglo estaban a cargo de las auto-
ridades de la Zona del Canal, fue-
ron trasladadas al Gobierno de
PanamA el 1 de julio de 1953.
Los camiones de volquete, mAiqui-
nas barredoras y el equipo restan-

La gr6a "Hercules" ha estado prestando servicio al Canal de Panama
desde hace 62 afios.

te fue entregado a las autoridades
panamefias al valor depreciado.
PanamA se Beneficia
Recientemente un editorial ad-
vertia a los negociadores paname-
nos no aceptar equipo inservible
cuando el Canal pasara a manos
panamefias y citaba como ejem-
plo el equipo de recolecci6n de
basura. En realidad, segfin los ar-
chivos, ninguno de los vehiculos
tenia mAs de 6 afios de uso y tres
de ellos apenas tenian 1 ainp. Com-
prados por los Estados Unidos en
$240,000, se vendieron a PanamA
por $60,974 despucs de various
meses de negociaciones.
En una carta a Ernesto Ja6n
Guardia, jefe ingeniero encargado
de los sistemas de alcantarillados
de las ciudades de PanamA y
Col6n en aquel entonces, el Vice-
gohbrnador de la Zona del Canal,
que a la saz6n era H. O. Paxton,
hacia hincapid en las condiciones
excelentes del equipo.
"El equipo pesado siempre se
ha mantenido segin las normas
mais altas de mantenimiento", es-
crili6i el 18 de enero de 1953, "lo
que significa que la vida normal
del equipo so extender't mis allAi
de la base sobre la cual calcula-
mos cl valor depreciado o valor
de servicio", afiadi6.
La transferencia del sistema de
alcantarillados y recolecci6n de ba-
sura fuc un evento important. En
la vispera de la transferencia, el
30 de junio de 1953, el Colbrna-
dor de la Zona del Canal John S.
Seyold, cl President e d PanamA.
(Contintia en la pdgina 4)



Agosto 13, 1976

Viernes 13 de Agosto de 1976

Domingo--The Great Escape (SI-) (G)
Lunes-Three Days of the Condor (R)
Miercoles-Halls of Anger y Hickey and
Boggs (PG)

Aire Acondicionado
Domingo y lunes-Mahogany (PG)
Martes-The Old Gun (R)
Miercoles-Lepke (R)

Jueves--Master Spy y Cry of Battle (PG)
GUIA DE PELICULAS: (G) Audiencia general
Se permitir6 la entrada de personas de
todas las edades. (PG) Se sugiere la Gufa
de los Padres, pues part de la pelicula
no seri apta para nifios. (R) Restringida.
Los j6venes de menos de 17 afios no ser6n
admitidos, a no ser que Ileguen acompa-
fiados de uno de los padres o por su
guardian legal. (X) No se admitira meno-
res de 17 asos. (SIT) Pelicula con titulos
en espaiiol. (BW) Pelicula en blanco y

t ,n .S c *A colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.

11:30--Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30--Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Tremenda Corte
1:30-Los Reci6n Llegados
3:00-Cocine con Rosita
3:30-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
4:00-Plaza Sisamo*
5:00-High Road
5:30--Vision On
6:00-Halcin del Espacion
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Los Waltons
8:30-Accidn y Misterio"
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:20-Ultima Tanda

11:30-Cocina Oster"
12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00--Polla Hipica Deportiva
6:00-El Salvaje Mundo
de los Animales
6:30-Tevedds Informa
7:30-Cosmos 1999
9:30-Historia Policial'
10:30-Cine de Oro* o B. y N.


-Todo per la Patria
- Sorteo de la Loteria
-Boxeo de Ayer y Hoy
-Los Protectores
-Los 2 Mosqueteros
-Cine de Accidn
-Lucas Tanner

7:00-El Homhre Nuclear"
8:00-Trilogia Policiaca
9:30-Superestreno' o B. y N
11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Tremenda Corte
1:30-Los Recien Llegados
3:00-Cocine con Rosita
3:30-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
4:00-Plaza Sdsamo*
5:00-Maguila Gorila�
5:30-El Pijaro Loco
6:00-Milton el Monstruo*
6:30-Tevedds Informa
8:30-Christie Love"
9:30-La Era Siniestra
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:20-Ultima Tanda

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00--La Tremenda Corte
1:30-Los Recien Llegados
3:00-Cocine con Rosita
3:30-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
4:00--Plaza Sesamo�
5:30-Los 4 Farntisticos"
6:00-Retorne del Planeta
de los Simios
6:30-Teved6s Informa
8:30-Cine Favorito
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:20-Ultima Tanda

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Sortee de la Loteria
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Tremenda Corte
1:30-Los Recidn Llegados
3:00-Cocine con Rosita
3:30-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
4:00-Plaza Sisamo*
5:00-Banana Split *
6:00-La Familia
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-S.W.A.T., Escuadrdn
8:30--Las Calles de
San Francisco
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:20-Ultima Tanda

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Tremenda Corte
1:30-Los Recidn Llegados
3:00-Cocine con Rosita
3:30-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
4:00-Plaza Sdsamo*
5:00-El Correcaminos
5:30-El Show de Bugs
6:00-El Show de Paul Lynde
6:30-Tevedds Informa
7:30-Los Novatos
8:30-Lo Mejor del Boxeo
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:30-Ultima Tanda


en la


La primera vez Ique (Charli i.
Roth-Roffy vio el C.n.i d l Pan.,-
ma se encontraba pi.rad.lo sbrc !
pared de un barco qi.e i itrnila.ba
desde el Atlintico al Pacihco por
la via acuitica.
Viaiaba a bordo de un dique de
arena que era demasiado ancho
para pasar las esclusas de manera
que hubo que voltearlo de lado y
colocarlo sobre flotadores durante
el trAnsito para luego ponerlo en
su posici6n original una vez que
lleg6 al puerto de Balboa.
Roth-Roffy naci6 y crecio en
New Athens, Illinois. Despu6s de
graduarse de secundaria, complete
un curso de 4 afios de carpinteria
y luego se alist6 en la Armada.
Durante 2 afios trabaj6 como ins-
tructor en el funcionamiento de
diques de arena flotantes y luego
fue enviado a la mar como tripu-
lante jefe de carpinteros del dique
de carena flotante que lo trajo a
la Zona del Canal para siempre--
inas o menos.

Charles J. Roth-Roffy

Despues de separarse aqui de la
Armada en 1946, fue empleado
como capataz de carpinteria en la
Division de Construcci6n de la
empresa del Canal.
Dos afios despuds decidi6 ir a
California donde se dedic6 al ne-
gocio de contratista por unos afios,
trasladaindose luego a St. Louis,
Missouri, donde se encarg6 del
mantenimiento de edificios de una
compafiia empacadora.
Como suele suceder, eventual-
mente regres6 a la Zona del Canal
y en 1957 empez6 a trabajar en la
Division de Esclusas. Mais tarde se
traslad6 a la Divisi6n de Manteni-

OgC[-'S.i dl 4L *A colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.

11:00-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar"
11:45 Hong Kong, Fuy, el
1:30-Mi Dulce Enamorada
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes"
3:30-Mis 3 Hijos
4:30-Gomer Pyle
5:00-Area 12"
5:30-Reprise de las
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
8:00-Pobre Clara"
9:00-La Zulianita
10:00-Cuestidn de Minutos

10:00-Camino de la Verdad
10:30-Festival de Cartones
11:30-Palomitas de Maiz
12:00-Reino Animal en Crisis
12:30-Reprise de las
1:30-Sabados con Martinez
5:00-La Ley del Rev6lver*
6:00--Telenoticias RPC
9:00-Centro M6dico
10:00-Cine Monumental

9:00-Himno Nacional
9:15-Aprenda Inglds
10:00-Programa Canal 6
10:30-Todo per la Patria"
12:00-Silvese Quien Pueda
12:30-'Reprise de las

1:30--omingo Deportivoe
5:30-Super Tanda
7:00-La Leona de Dos
9:00-Cazador de
10:00-Cine Colosal

10:50-- cumental
11:00-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar"
11:45-Hon Kong, Fuy, el
12:15- Variedades del Lunes�
! -0 Informative
1:30-Mi Dulce Enamorada
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes*
3:00-Carta sin Destino
4:30-Gomer Pyle
5:00-Area 12"
5:30-Reprise de las
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7.00-Chespirito *
8:00-Pohre Clara"
9:00-La Zulianita
10:00--Cuestion de Minutes
10:15-Edici6n Especial

10:50-Programa Educative
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar*
11:45-Hong Kong, Fuy, el
12:15-El Show de los
1:30-Mi Dulce Enamorada
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes'
3:30-Mis 3 Hijos
4:30-Gomer Pyle
5:00-Area 12"
5:30-Reprise de las
6:00-Telenoticias RPC

-Piginas de Oro"
-Pobre Clara*
-La Zulianita
Cuesti6n de Minutes
-Cine Colosal

11:00-Que Frcil es Coser
11:15-El Arte de CocinarO
12:00-Sorteo del Miercolito
1:30-Mi Dulce Enamorada
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes"
3:30-Mis 3 Hijos
4:30-Gomer Pyle
5:00-Area 12*
5:30-Reprise de las
6 00 Telenoticias RPC
7:00-La Maravillosa
Familia Apple
8:00-Pobre Clara"
9:00-La Zulianita
10:00-Cuestion de Minutes
10:15-Cine Colosal

10:45--Programa Educative
11:15-El Arts de Cocinar"
11:45-Hong Kong, Fuy, el
1:30-Mi Dulce Enamorada
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes�
3:30-Mis 3 Hijos
4:30-Gomer Pyle
5:00-Area 12�
5:30-Reprise de las
6.00-Telenoticias RPC
8:00-Pobre Clara*
9:00-La Zulianita
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal

jES ESTA SU COCINA? Quizis pueda serlo si sus cortinas Ilegan al
nivel de la estufa; si la cstufa est:i tan cerca de la ventana que una
ligera brisa las sople hacia los quemadores; si se permit que la grasa
salpique la estufa; si no se verifican los botones de control antes de
abandonar la cocina. El cometer alguna de estas faltas al parecer sin
importancia puede ser causa de que alg6n dia su cocina se vea como
6sta. Mire alrededor. dEs segura su cocina?

Spillway del Canal de Panama

de la Zona del Canal


de Informacidn

El SPILLVAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA es una publicaci6n official del Canal
de PanamiA, editada en Balboa Heights, Z. del C. Se autoriza la repro-
ducci6n va fuere verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6nica o noticia aqui
aparceida, sin necesidad de solicitud expresa. El material que se desee
publicar en el SPILLWAY deberA estar en la Oficina de Prensa del Canal
de Panama a mas tardar el viemes a las 4 p.m. de la semana anterior.
Solamente el material urgente puede ser recibido y procesado para ser
usado la misma semana a mas tardar el lunes al mediodia. Distribuci6n
gratis a todos los empleados del Canal de PanamA. Valor de la subs-
cripci6n para otros, $6 al afio. Por correo a&reo $19. Para estudiantes,
$4, correo regular solamente. Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos
a The Panama Canal Company y dirigidos a: Jefe de Servicios Admi-
nistrativos, Subscripcinnes del SPILLWAY, Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

miento y finalmente en 1970 a la
Division de Servicios Comunales.
Hoy dia est.i a cargo de traba-
jos de mantenimiento de todas las
viviendas de la Zona del Canai en
ambas costas del Istmo. Sus res-
ponsabilidades tambien compren-
den hacer mis. c6modas y habita-
bles las viviendas. En otras pala-
bras esto significa que cualquier
persona que tiene una queja o de-
sea solicitar cambios en las vivien-
das debe dirigirse al Sr. Roth-
Roffy, tarea que no disminuye su
dedicaci6n al trabajo y su afecto
por las personas que trata, segin
En la cima de un cerro en Arrai-
jAn existed una casa grandisima quc
consta de cuatro recamaras, dos
bafios, una amplia cocina, sala y
comedor. Tambien tiene un esta-
blo, un dep6sito, una casa para e!
cuidador, un cuarto de herramien-
tas, un taller y un gallinero. '
Roth-Roffy construy6 con sus pro-
pias manos cada puigada de los
siete edificios durante los fines de
semana en un lapso de 5 afios.
Habiendo terminado la casa
donde se jubilarA, busc6 una nueva
ocupaci6n para los fines de semana
y decidi6 estudiar aviaci6n. Ingres6
al Club A6reo Chagres y tom6 lec-
ciones. Despu6s de 22 horas de
vuelo, compr6 su propia avioneta
hace algunas semanas y proyecta
viajar a los Estados Unidos cuando
obtenga su licencia de piloto pri-
Roth-Roffy es miembro de la
junta directive y ex comandante
del Puesto 3835 de los Veteranos
de Guerras Forineas de Cocoli y
miemibro de los Caballeros de
Col6n, cuarto grado. Pero su inte-
ris especial es la Reserva de la
Armada de los Estados Unidos.
Como miembro de la reserve,
presta servicio active 2 semanas
cada afio. Durante uno de estos
periods, fue enviado a la mar en
el U.S.S. "Tarawa" original, y
luego, el afio pasado, mientras es-
tuvo destacado en la Base Naval
de San Diego vio una pelicula de
25 minutes del nuevo "Tarawa".
Al visitar el gigantesco barco de
guerra en Balboa cuando pas6 por
el Canal recientemente, sinti6 que
era un viejo amigo.
Roth-Roffy y su esposa tienen
cuatro hijos. Sandra, de 30 afios
estai casada con el Capitin de la
Infanteria de Marina Stephen Tor-
rent; Charles III, de 26, cs apren-
diz de cuarto afio en la Divisi6n
Elictrica; William, de 20, estudia
en St. Louis, Missouri, y Thomas,
de 18, recibi6 este ailo su nom-
bramiento por parte del Goberna-
dor para asistir a la Academia de
Marina Mercante en Kings Point.

Pigina 2

Agosto 13, 1976


Escogeran Elenco

Para 'La Ratonera'
"La Ratonera" (The Mousetrap),
el famoso melodrama de Agatha
Christie, ha sido seleccionado como
pr6xima producci6n del Theatre
Guild de Anc6n.
David Michael Eveleigh dirigirA
la producci6n que se presentara'
del 14 al 30 de octubre.
Las pruebas para escoger a los
que desempefiarin los ocho pape-
les se efectuarin a las 7:30 p.m.
el 22, 23 y 24 de agosto en el
Teatro de Anc6n.
Eveleigh ha trabajado en las
producciones del Teatro Surfside:
"El Juicio de Andersonville" y "Bus
Stop", ademAs de la producci6n
del Teatro de Anc6n, "The White
Sheep of the Family".

70 Empleados
(Viene del nomero anterior)
Granville 0. Ponder, Operario de Gr6a, Di-
visidn de Terminales, sector Atlantico:
31 afos, 9 meses, 3 dias.
John H. Poole, Jr., Mecnico de Telifonos,
Division ElIctrica, sector Pacifico: 42
ailos, 1 dia.
Jos6 A. Reyes B., Carpintero, Divisi6n de
Esclusas, sector Pacifico: 34 afios, 1 mes,
3 dias.
Crosby Robinson, Capataz de Marineros, Di-
visi6n de Puertos, sector Atlantico: 33
aios, 10 meses, 9 dias.
Jack W. Rocker, Jefe Ingeniero Encargado,
Remolcador, Divisi6n de Puertos, sector
Pacifico: 34 aios, 6 meses, 1 dia.
Fidelino Rodriguez, Obrero, Divisidn de Ser-
vicios Comunales, sector Pacifico: 32
aoos, 7 meses, 11 dias.
Joaquin P. Rodriguez, Marinero (Lancha), Di-
visi6n de Puertos, sector Pacifico: 33
atos, 8 dias.
Ernest M. Straker, Capataz de Trabajado-
res en Asfalto, Divisi6n de Mantenimien-
to, sector Pacifico: 33 aios, 7 meses, 27
Benjamin Tejada, Pasabarcos, Divisi6n de
Esclusas, sector Pacifico: 34 aios, 3 me-
ses, 3 dias.
Daniel Thompson, Ayudante Maquinista, Di-
visi6n de Esclusas, sector Pacifico: 35
anos, 7 meses, 13 dias.
Wesley A. E. Thomas, Guardafrenos, Divi-
si6n de Ferrocarril, sector Atlintico: 19
aios, 11 meses, 14 dias.
Jos6 G. Viveros, Trabajador en Hormig6n,
Division de Esclusas, sector Pacifico: 30
afios, 4 meses, 29 dias.
Albert J. Wanner, Capataz en Planta Gene-
radora, Divisi6n ElIctrica, sector Paci-
fico: 21 asos, 4 meses, 13 dias.
Raymond L. Watson, Carpintero, Divisi6n
de Mantenimiento, sector Atlintico: 38
aios, 3 dias.
John Williams, Reparador de Tanques de
Agua Caliente, Divisi6n de Mantenimien-
to, sector Atlintico: 36 aios, 2 dias.

J\! Reafirman Ley

SDe Jubilaci6n

Sin disimular su orgullo y felicidad, el Dr. Nathan
Gale, a la izquierda, observa a los cachorros de jaguar
del Zool6gico de Summit la primera vez que fueron
sacados de la jaula donde estaban con la madre. Los
jaguars, que son los primeros que nacen en cautive-
rio en el Istmo, fueron sacados de la jaula a la edad
de 1 mes para ser inoculados y pesados. Los cacho-

Regalos del Bicentenario

Zool6gico de Placemes

Con 2 Felices Felinos

Jan-Marie y Ted Jaguar son los
padres de los cachorros.
Desde que se anunci6 en el
SPILLWAY su compromise en julio
de 1974 y su matrimonio el afio
siguiente, los residents del Istmo
han esperado la llegada de los ca-
chorros igual que las suegras im-
pacientes esperan la llegada de sus
Los jaguars finalmente coope-
raron y dieron al Zool6gico de
Summit dos mellizos varones como
obsequio de Cuatro de Julio.
El peso de los beb6s al nacer no
se conoce. Jan-Marie no deseaba
informarlo y el director del Zoo-


Lista de Vacantes y Traslados

Para Empleados

Todo solicitante capacitado recibira consideraci6n para trabajo sin distinci6n de raza,
religion, color, nacionalidad, edad, partidarismo y afiliaci6n political u otro factor no meri-
torio. Personas con impedimentos fisicos pueden Ilamar o visitor al Coordinador del Pro-
grama para la Colocaci6n de Personas Impedidas a fin de ser asesoradas con respect a las
vacantes que aparecen a continuaci6n. La oficina del Coordinador esti situada en el Edificio
363, Anc6n, tel6fono 52-7570.

Oficinista Sustituto, Ventanilla de Distribuci6n de Correos
PO-111 (Tiempo parcial que no exceda 30 horas)
(Se require conocimientos del Ingles) ---- - $5.70
Enfermera/Enfermera Clinica NM-5/7 ---- -. $6,427.20/$10,691.20
Ingeniero Civil NM-7/9 ----- - _ --_$10,691.20/$13,041.60
Inspector de Leche NM-4 (Tiempo parcial que no
exceda 20 horas) - --------$5,740.80
Maquinista, Draga FE-14 (Se require conocimientos del
Ingles y tener licencia de maquinista) --- ___ - $8.53
Mecinico de Teldfonos MG-11� (Se require 1 aio de
experiencia en el mantenimiento e instalaci6n de
equipo central de oficina) _-- __----_ $6.22
Obrero MG-3 (Primeras 40 horas) (Se require
conocimientos del Ingles y saber nadar) __- _ $2.23
Oficinista-Mecan6grafo(a) NM-31 $--- ---5,116.80
Practice en Adiestramiento CP-1 (Primeras 40 horas)
(Se require conocimientos del Inglis y saber nadar) .$18,595.20

Auxiliar de Enfermeria NM-2 (Que no exceda 8 meses)
Ayudante de Presupuesto y Contaduria NM-7
(Que no exceda 1 ato)_ -----
Dentista NM-12 (Intermitente) (Que no exceda 1 afio)
Oficinista-Mecan6grafo(a) NM-31 (BilingUe) (Que no
exceda 1 afo) --------

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Salud P6blica


$4,700.80 C. S. Mental

$10,691.20 Serv. Corm.
$18,428.80 ,Hos. Coco Solo

S $5.116.80 Escuelas



H 1

P 2

La solicitud debe ser sometida en el Formulario 443, SOLICITUD PARA TRASLADO, a mis
tardar siete (7) dias calendarios de la fecha de esta publicaci6n. Si hace solicited para mis
de una posicidn, indique el orden de preferencia. Debera someterse una solicited separada
para cada categoria de empleo. Se indican los anuncios nuevos en letras negritas. Los salaries
indicados seran aumentados a los ciudadanos de EE. UU. por medio del diferencial apropiado
ademus del factor impuesto cuanlo debe aplicarse. El simbolo 1 indica que es necesario un
examen escrito. El simbolo � indica que es una posici6n de seguridad donde puede emplearse
solamente ciudadanos estadounidenses. Los requisites pueden ser revisados en el Ramo de
Empleos y Colocaciones, Edificio 366, Anc6n o Edificio 1105, Crist6bal. Mayor informaci6n puede
obtenerse en el Ramo de Colocaciones, telofonos 52-7996, 52-7501, 52-3583 6 43-1288. No
deben comunicarse directamente con los funcionarios de empleo.

l6gico, Dr. Nathan Gale, no quiso
insistir. Jan-Marie, madre posesiva,
no permiti6 que ningdn human se
acercara a sus cachorros los pri-
meros 30 dias.
Cuando a la edad de 1 mes los
pequefios fueron sacados de la jau-
la para ser inoculados y pesados,
cada uno pes6 81 libras.
El papA, Ted, octogenario seg6n
cAlculo comparative con la edad
del hombre, no ha manifestado
much interns en sus primog6nitos.
Sin duda piensa que lo que hizo
era lo que se esperaba de 61 y
ahora se content con gozar de la
gloria que le trae su hazafia.
Ted, oriundo de las selvas del
Darien, fue comprado en 1963
para el Zool6gico cuando tenia 6
Por unos 10 afios, fueron infruc-
tuosos los esfuerzos por encontrar-
le una compafiera apropiada y la
b6squeda se extendi6 por todas
parties hasta que se localiz6 a Jan-
Marie en un Zool6gico de Indiana
y fue embarcada a la Zona del
Alrededor de 80,000 personas
visitan el Zool6gico cada afio pero
se espera que este numero aumen-
te en los pr6ximos meses cuando
los residents del Istmo acudan a
ver los primeros jaguars nacidos
en cautiverio en el Istmo.
Los jaguars y todos los gatos
de pintas del Nuevo Mundo ban
sido declarados species en peligro
de extinci6n en los Estados Unidos
y sus paises de origen de modo
que todos esperan que Ted y Jan-
Marie sean partidarios de las fami-
lias numerosas.

Graduados de Paraiso
Celebraran Reuni6n

El comit6 local de graduados de
la Escuela Secundaria de Paraiso
1 en 1966 tiene una fiesta de discos
esta noche en el Club de Golf
1 Lakeview.

El comitA tambien ha anunciado
sus planes para celebrar una reu-
nion de la clase e invita a los
graduados en dicho afo a las reu-
niones mensuales que se efecthan
a las 7:30 p.m. el cuarto sAbado
del mes en el Centro Civico de
Pedro Miguel.
Para mayor informaci6n sirvase
Ilamar a Alex Savory en el 52-
4204 6 52-2592, Leonardo Hlyton,
52-4224 o a Ronaldo Bonnick,

rros, que ahora pesan s6lo 8� libras, dentro de 1 afio
llegarin a pesar 200 libras y se convertirAn en fieras
temibles. Acompaian al Dr. Gale su hijo Jon, estu-
diante de biologia en la Universidad Westminster,
de Salt Lake City, quien tambidn trabaja en el Zoo-
16gico de Salt Lake City, y Dudley Jones, t6cnico de
biologia en Summit.

Al Retirar Auto

Del 'Cristobal',

La Junta de Apelaciones de la
Comisi6n de Servicio Civil de los
Estados Unidos recientemente re-
afirm6 la estipulaci6n que estable-
ce la jubilaci6n mandatoria de
empleados de ciudadania norte-
americana de las dependencias del
Canal de PanamA a la edad de
62 afios.
El fallo se produjo a consecuen-
cia de una apelaci6n relacionada
con una queja que habia sido re-
chazada por la empresa del Canal.
El autor de la queja arguy6 que
la estipulaci6n de jubilaci6n man-
datoria resultaba illegal y discrimi-
natoria en virtud de la Ley de
Discriminaci6n por Edad en el
Empleo de 1967 que fue ampliada
y hecha aplicable a los empleados
Federales por Ley P6blica 93-259.
La Junta de Apelaciones sostuvo
que la ley de Discriminaci6n por
Edad anulaba la estipulaci6n de
la ley de jubilaci6n en cuesti6n.
La Junta declar6 que cuando se
promulga un decreto general des-
pu6s de un decreto especifico, la
ley especifica tiene vigencia a me-
nos que sea expresamente revoca-
da. En este caso, la Ley Publica
93-259, una ley general, no de-
rog6 expresamente la estipulaci6n
de la ley de jubilaci6n que obliga
la jubilaci6n temprana de los em-
pleados del Canal.
La Junta encontr6 correct el
rechazo de la queja por parte de
la empresa del Canal y confirm
la decision de la dependencia.

Mejor Ir Tarde Orientaran a Estudiantes
E _ E l... I _ ..... d :im a

Es un problema cuando los re-
sidentes del sector Pacifico tienen
que ausentarse del trabajo 2 dias y
viajar al sector AtlAntico dos veces
para recoger un autom6vil. Pero
eso es exactamente lo que sucede
si el empleado se present al mue-
lle el primer dia que llega el
SS Cristdbal para encontrarse con
que el autom6vil no sera descar-
gado del barco hasta mis tarde en
la noche.
La Division de Terminales re-
cuerda a todos los empleados que
viajen a recoger sus autom6viles el
dia despu6s de la llegada del
Al ser recogido-ya sea en la
Zona del Canal o en Nueva Or-
leans-los vehiculos privados deben
ser sometidos a una inspecci6n ge-
neral antes de removerlos de las
Areas terminales para ver si han
sufrido alg6n dafio durante el
Los duefios tienen la responsa-
bilidad de inspeccionar sus ve-
hiculos por la misma raz6n.
Los dafios deben ser indicados
a las personas que hacen la entre-
ga antes de retirar el vehiculo.
Una vez que el vehiculo salia de
las Areas terminales, el duefio se
hace responsible del mismo.
No se podran considerar quejas
por dafios una vez el vehiculo
abandon el Area terminal.

Ln -scuei as aecunalliars
Las asociaciones de estudiantes
de las escuelas secundarias de
Balboa y Crist6bal ofrecerAn una
orientaci6n a los nuevos estudian-
tes en este mes.
El program de orientaci6n de
Cristobal estA fijado para las 9:30
a.m. del 24 de agosto en el audito-
rio de la escuela.
Se invita a todos los estudiantes
que ingresen a los grades del sbp-
timo al duod6cimo.
La Escuela Secundaria de Bal-
boa efectuarA dicho program a
las 9 a.m. el 25 de agosto en el
auditorio de la escuela.
Los nuevos estudiantes que vie-
nen de los Estados Unidos se reu-
nirAn con estudiantes del d6cimo
grado de la Escuela de Curund6
para hacer un recorrido de las ins-
talaciones y tomar parte en una
introducci6n de las actividades de
los clubs, organismos y deportes.
Se invita a los padres de familiar.

MEDICO (Pacifico) __
MEDICO (Atlintico) ...





Roderick N. MacDonell, a la izquierda, y Frank Riser recibieron sendos
certificados y efectivo por hacer sugerencias respect a las locomotoras
de la Divisi6n de Esclusas. MacDonell, electricista, propuso una modifi-
caci6n en ciertas piezas movibles de las locomotoras. Se estima que
esto represent un ahorro el primer aflo de $1,200 lo que le vali6 un
premio de $145. Riser, maquinista, sugiri6 la instalaci6n de un adita-
mento que facilitaria el mantenimiento de la bomba hidrfulica y redu-
ciria el desgaste de la armadura y de la bomba. Recihi6 un cheque por
$50. Fue su quinta sugerencia, la primera habi6ndolo hecho acreedor
a una mencion presidential.

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Agosto 13, 1976

Los aprendices que toman cursos de ingl6s prevoca- Enyart, mientras explica un detalle del libro de texto.
cional escuchan atentamente a su instructor, Frances

Aprendices Ahora Estudian Ingles

"iPuede leer las fracciones en
esta yarda?" ".CuAntas pulgadas
hay en un V4 de yarda? "eQu6 ne-
cesita para clavar dos tablas jun-
tas?" Estas son algunas de las pre-
guntas que hace el instructor en
una sesi6n de un curso prevoca-
cional de ingl6s en el Centro de
Adiestramiento. Las preguntas iban
dirigidas a los nuevos aprendices
que estin estudiando ingl6s antes
de empezar el adiestramiento so-
bre teoria y prActica en uno de
los 34 oficios que ofrece el pro-
grama de Aprendices del Canal de
Este afio, por primera vez, los
aprendices que no saben much
ingles estAn siendo instruidos en
dicho idicma para capacitarlos a
aprender los oficios y trabajos bajo
el patrocinio de la empresa del
Aunque la mayoria de los apren-
dices provienen de escuelas secun-
darias de Panama, algunos de los
que ingresaron a la uiltima clase
fueron estudiantes de ingenieria
de la Universidad de PanamA. To-
dos han estudiado gramAtica en
ingl6s como una de sus materials.
El curso intensive de 3 meses de
duraci6n tiene per objeto reforzar
esos conocimientos de ingl6s y am-
pliar su vocabulario lo suficiente-
mente para prepararlos para reci-
bir el adiestramiento en el sal6n
de classes pasando de taller en ta-
ller, observando y aprendiendo de
artesanos maestros.

El program de aprendices del
Canal, que reune los requisites del
Departamento de Normas de Tra-
bajo en cuanto a adiestramiento
de aprendices, estA abierto a ciu-
dadanos norteamericanos y no nor-
teamericanos, sin distinci6n de
sexo, lugar de origen o edad. La
edad minima es de 171/2 pero me-
nos de 30 cumplidos en la feclha
de su nombramiento. Entre los
nuevos aprendices, ademas de ciu-
dadanos norteamericanos y pana-
mefios hay uno de cada uno de
estos paises: Costa Rica, Colombia,
China y Peri6.
El ingreso al program de apren-
dices es a base de exAmenes: pri-
mero, se hace un examen prelimi-
nar sobre aritm6tica y compren-
si6n mecAnica. Los que pasan di-
cho examen se someten al examen
final que include preguntas sore
matemAtica y Algebra de nivel se-
cundario. Los eximenes se ofrecen
tanto en ingles como en espafiol.
Seg6n estadisticas de la Direc-
ci6n de Personal, un total de 5,393
personas solicitaron ingreso al pro-
grama annual de adiestramiento de
aprendices que se inici6 en julio
(de estos solicitantes, el 60 por
ciento no se present al examen
preliminary . De los ciudadanos
norteamericanos que tomaron el
examen preliminary, 133 pasaron y
28 fallaron. En el grupo no nor-
teamericano, 2,160 pasaron y 1,300
fallaron. En el examen final que
tuvo lugar en abril, 53 ciuda-

Las futures electricistas, las aprendices Pen6lope Earl, a la izquierda, y
Linda Clarke, dos de las nueve mujeres que integran cl Programa de
Adiestramiento de Aprendices del Canal de PanamA, discuten los
embrollos de un circuit electrico.

danos norteamericanos pasaron y
50 fallaron; en la categoria de ciu-
dadanos no norteamericanos, 350
pasaron y 440 fallaron.
El promedio de notas logradas
por los seleccionados segin el re-
gistro de julio de 1976 de la Ofici-
na Central de Eximenes fue de
91.5 entire los ciudadanos norte-
americanos y 89.3 entire los no
norteamericanos y la anotaci6n
mais baja entire los seleccionados
del registro fue 84.4 y 83.8, res-
Se seleccionaron de un solo re-
gistro 16 norteamericanos y 55 no
norteamericanos. Con la excepci6n
de los que estin estudiando ingles
prevocacional, los aprendices se
han integrado al cuerpo de 161
aprendices que actualmente se
adiestran en oficios tales como
electricistas, maquinistas, operado-
res de remolcadores y gruas, me-
cinicos de equipo de aire acon-
dicionado, operarios de equipo de
plant generadora, pintores, car-
pinteros y otros.
Cuando estos hombres y muje-
res dejen de ser aprendices y se
conviertan en artesanos completa-
mente calificados, habrAn comple-
tado unas 1,000 horas de instruc-
ci6n en clase, otras 1,000 horas de
adiestramiento en el taller y por
lo menos 5,000 horas de trabajo
productive. Los 3 a 4 afios de
adiestramiento que cada aprendiz
habrA recibido le habrA costado a
la empresa del Canal aproximada-
mente $17,000, equivalent al cos-
to de una educaci6n universitaria.
Mientras se adiestran, los apren-
dices en su primer aio ganan
$2.88 la hora; el segundo aio,
$3.48 la hora; el tercer afio $4.56
y el cuarto afio $5.42 la hora.
Los aprendices que obtienen un
grado minimo de 90 por ciento
tanto en adiestramiento come en
trabajo acad6mico durante el pro-
grama adquieren la condicion de
maestro 3 meses antes quo sus
Despu6s de un adiestramiento
riguroso, se unirAn al select gru-
po de maestros que son los que
mantienen cl Canal en buen es-
tado de funcionamiento. A mcdida
que el program de aprendices
produce mas maestros artesanos se
necesitarA reclutar menos personal
de los Estados Unidos para la ope-
raci6n del Canal. Solamente nueve
artesanos fueron reclutados de los
Estados Unidos el pasado afio
A media que el program de
adiestramiento continiie capacitan-
do personal local, eventualmente
todas las necesidades de puestos
que no sean de seguridad, ni de
empleados manuales de supervi-
si6n, podrin ser Ilcnados con los
recursos humans locales.

Difieren Cambio

En el Subsidio

De Estudiantes
El Gobernador H. R. Parfitt
anuncio que el cambio que afec-
taba la political de subsidio a cier-
tos estudiantes en la Universidad
de la Zona del Canal que habria
de entrar en vigor a principios del
period de otofio ha sido pospuesto
para el pr6ximo semestre.
La media obedece a la necesi-
dad de proporcionar mAs tiempo
a otras agencies gubernamentales
para examiner alternatives en be-
neficio de los estudiantes afectados
por el cambio, incluyendo la posi-
bilidad de obtener autoridad y fon-
dos para patrocinar a dichos estu-
El Gobernador enfatiz6, sin em-
bargo, que la nueva political entra-
ria en vigencia con la apertura de
las nuevas matriculas del segundo
semestre. Para entonces, s6lo aque-
llos individuos con matricula sub-
vencionada por una agencia guber-
namental seran elegibles para la
aplicaci6n de las tarifas patrocina-
das en studios de tiempo comple-
to o tiempo parcial en la univer-
sidad. Aquellos que no estan en
esta categoria tendran que pagar
las tarifas no patrocinadas.
El Gobernador Parfitt explice
que en el pasado, la emprcsa del
Canal de PanamA por omisi6n pa-
trocin6 estudiantes en la Univer-
sidad de la Zona del Canal que
eran realmente la responsabilidad
de otras dependencias guberna-
mentales de los Estados Unidos.
Desafortunadamente, no existed una
lase sobre la cual se pueda justifi-
car la continuaciOn de dicha prAc-
tica. La empresa del Canal espera
que otras dependencias del Go-
bierno obtengan autoridad y fon-
dos para pagar los costs del sub-
sidio a fin de permitir a estudiantes
de dichas dependencias continuar
su educaci6n.
La postergaci6n no afectarA el
aumento en las tarifas previamen-
te anunciado para estudiantes den-
tro y fuera de las categories pa-
trocinadas. Las nuevas tarifas que
entrarin en vigencia en el period
de otofio son las siguientes:
Universidad de la Zona del Canal
Tarifa no Patrocinada:
Tiempo com-
pleto_ $1,050 por semestre
Tiempo par-
cial $65 por hora de cr6dito
Tarifa Patrocinada:
Tiempo com-
pleto .$220 por semestre
Tiempo par-
cial $18 por hora de cr6dito

La Via Canalera
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
Barcos mercantes de casi todas
las naciones, buques de guerra y
de pasajeros han desfilado por la
via acuAtica. Recientemente pasa-
ron por el Canal veleros de varies
paises en viaje al desfile "Opera-
ci6n Vela" que se efectu6 en Nueva
York en conmemoracion del Bicen-
tenario de los Estados Unidos.
Hace poco tambicn transit( en via-
je hacia San Diego, California, el
U.S.S. Tarawa, el primero de una
nueva clase de barcos de la Arma-
da norteamericana y el buque de
guerra mas grande actualmente en
use capaz de atravesar el Canal.

ParFitt Anuncia
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
grades y convino con la propuesta
de la Compaiia de reactivar Las
Cruces cuando asi lo permit la
situaci6n econ6mica de la Compa-
nia. La lancha se utilizaria prin-
cipalmente para fines educativos y
de orientaci6n.
lDespucs de estudiar las distintas
alternatives para la impresi6n de
todos los trabajos de la Compafiia-
Gobierno, la Junta convino con la
recomcndaci6n de la Compafiia
que se continuara con el funciona-
micnto de la Imprenta y' que se
consumaran arreglos con cl Ejir-
cito para ilnprimir cl SPILLWAY,
con lo cual se lograrAin ahorros
siilstanciales en los costs.

Buses Escolares
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
France Field, Calle Sexta en Mar-
garita, kindergarten de Gatiin a
Fuerte Davis y grades 1 a 6 de
Gaton a Margarita % Brazos
Alumnos de grades 7 a 9 resi-
dentes en Anc6n (incluyendo Sosa
Place, San Juan Place, y el area
del Viejo Corral), Balboa, Balboa
Heights, Diablo Heights, Viejo
Crist6bal, Coco Solo, el Area del
Canal de PanamA de France Field,
Brazos Heights, La Boca, Carde-
nas, el irea del Canal de Panamai
de Los Rios-Corozal, Cambloa,
Cat6n y Margarita.
Los alumnos de grades 10 a 12
residents en Anc6n (incluyendo
Sosa Place, San Juan Place y cl
Area del Viejo Corral), Williamson
Place, Calle Empire, Calle Ama-
dor, el area de Gavilin incluyendo
la Calle Plank, Diablo Heights,
La Boca, el irea del Canal de
PanamA de Los Rios-Corozal, Cai-
denas, Gamboa, Gatiin, Margarita,
Viejo Crist6bal, Coco Solo, el irea
del Canal de Panaman de France
Field y Brazos Heights.
Los estudiantes dependientes,
grades kindergarten a 12, de em-
pleados de la Compailia del Canal
de Panamai-Gobierno seran trans-
portados por transport military a
sus respectivas escuelas. Los pa-
dres deben indagar en la escuela
dlonde asistirAn sus hijos la ubica-
ci6n de las paradas de uses, el
niomero del bus, el niimero de la
ruta del bus, y la hora en que los
estudiantes deben star en la para-
da de bus para que sean recogidos.
Los estudiantes que pagan ma-
tricula no estin autorizados a usar
dichos buses.
Los horarios de las escuelas sc-
cundarias empiezan a las 7:45 a.m.
y terminan a las 2:15 p.m. El de la
escuela primaria (1-6) es de 8 a.m.
a 1:30 p.m. Hay dos sesiones de
kindergarten al dia. La primer
sesion empicza a las 8 i.m. y ter-
min a las 10:30 a.m. La segunda
sesion es de 11 a.m. a 1:30 p.m.

Clave del Canal
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
Jose Antonio Rem6n Cantera y
otros funcionarios se reunieron en
el palacio presidential para hacer
un brindis e intercambiar cum-
En una carta al Gobernador
Seybold, la Asociaci6n de Duefos
de Casas de Panami le agradecia
calurosamente el servicio prestado
por la Oficina de Aguas y Rcco-
lecci6n de Basura de la Zona del
Canal. La revista "Sicte" comen-
taba en un editorial el 11 de
julio de 1953: "los camiones mo-
dernos para la recolecci6n de ba-
sura . . . transferidos a PanamA
junto con la misma organizaciAn
con que halian funcionado en
Panama v Col6n . . . la maquina-
ria estaba bien aceitada, la orga-
nizacion preparada cuidadosamen-
te y los diversos servicios empe-
zaron a funcionar con precision y
eficiencia desde el comienzo".
En realidad, hubo algunas difi-
cultades en el comienzo, pero no
debido al estado del cquipo. Como
senalaba la Estrella de Panama ,on
un editorial el 12 de julio de
1953, hubo dcmoras en la rccolcc-
cion de la basura delido a la falta
de coordinacion y al hecho dc
(lue habia dcscontento entrc los
tralajadores, cuyos salaries halian
sido reducidos por las autoridades
de Panama del nivel pagado en la
Zona del Canal al lue se pagaba
en PanamA.

Se Necesita Elenco

Para Obra de Teatro
Las pruebas para escoger a los
personajes de la obra "Flor de
Cactus" que producira el Little
Theatre de Crist6bal se efectuarAn
de 7:30 a 9:30 p.m. los dias 16,
17, 23 y 24 de agosto.
Tambiii se necesitan personas
para trabajar tras bastidores. Los
(jqu esten interesados en cualquier
fase del trabajo relative a produc-
clones teatrales pueden asistir a las
pruebas o llamar a (corganne
Plack al 4620 en cl Fuerte Gulick
o a Ashley Rennagel al 14430, tam-
diien en cl Fuerte CGulick.

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