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: January 13, 1978
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 )
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: VID01153
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
Classification: lcc - HE538 .A37
ddc - 386/.444/05
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Preceded by: Spillway
Succeeded by: Faro (Balboa, Panama)

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Canal Payroll Goes Up

A Record $6.3 Million

On January 1, 1978, a significant and supervisory positions of the
pay adjustment went into effect manual category, and non-manual
which applied to approximately category employees in grade NM-1
9,300 Company-Government em- through NM-4. Also benefitting
ployees and. adds a record cost of will be first year apprentices, class
$6.3 million to the Company- 1 and 2 learners and student
Government annual payroll. assistants.
This record increase results from The Manual Category wage ad-
a combined adjustment of the min- justment, which averaged 8.6 per-
imum wage and the annual Manual cent, will affect the pay of the re-
Category wage adjustment. maining non-supervisory, leader,
The minimum wage has been and supervisory employees in the
raised from $2.30 per hour to $2.65 Manual Category, as well as pro-
per hour as a result of the Fair duction facilitating employees, ap-
Labor Standards Act Amendments prentices, class 3 and 4 learners
of 1977. and some fee rate employees.
Benefitting from this increase in Employees benefitting from these
the minimum wage are those em- pay raises will see the increase.
ployees in grades MG-1 through reflected in their January 23 pay-
MG-4 in non-supervisory, leader, checks.

Late Registration Through Jan. 20

For College's Spring Semester

Although spring semester classes
start Monday at Canal Zone Col-
lege, students may register through
Friday, January 20, the last day of
late registration.
More than 100 different courses
are listed in the spring schedule,
ranging from Art History II to
Introduction to Social Work. Most
classes have sections scheduled in
both daytime and evening hours
for the convenience of those who
This is the first semester that the
college's new tuition rates for em-
* ployees go into effect. Under the
new ruling all employees of U.S.
Government. agencies on the Isth-
mus, regardless of nationality or
residence, are eligible for the low
rate for part-time students.

This means that all such em-
ployees can enroll for up to 11
credit hours at $25 a credit hour.
This rate does not apply to depen-
dents, however, unless the em-
ployee is a U.S. citizen or lives in
the Canal Zone.
Employees who wish to improve
their English language skills will be
particularly interested in the three
developmental English courses at
the college.
To determine which level is best
for them, prospective students must
take a free English Placement
Exam. Two more are scheduled:
on Monday, January 16 at 6 p.m.
and ,on Tuesday, January 17 at
2 p.m. No appointment is needed.

Bondurant and Leavy Are Named

Principals of Balboa High School

A man who has been a math
teacher, counselor, summer school
director, and assistant principal is
the new Principal of Balboa High
Dr. Eugene Bondurant will fill
the position vacated by Clyde A.
Willman, who retired last month.
Bondurant has a master of educa-
tion degree in administration from
Duke University and a doctor of
philosophy from the University of
North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He
is a member of the National Asso-
ciation of Secondary School Prin-
cipals and a charter member and
treasurer of the Isthmus of Panama
Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa.


His wife Jane is a counselor at
Curundu Junior High School, and
his two daughters are presently
attending school in North Carolina.
Tom Leavy has been promoted
to Assistant Principal for the re-
mainder of the school year. He has
a bachelor's degree in business edu-
cation and industrial arts from
Bowling Green State University and
a master's degree in school admin-
istration from Eastern Michigan
University. Leavy has been teach-
ing industrial arts at Balboa, and
his wife Marguerite teaches at
Howard Elementary School. They
have three children, Kelley, Paul
and Debra.

Eugene Bondurant Tom Leavy

Gif of the Panama Canal


t '*, -



Senate Minority Leader Howard Baker, left, is briefed
on the locks operation by Locks Division Chief Law-
rence Barca at the Miraflores Control House. Baker
was one of three senators on the Isthmus last week
to confer. with Canal Zone and Panamanian leaders

on Treaty issues. While here the senators met with
labor and civic council members in the Canal Zone
and were taken on a partial transit of the Canal.
Standing next to Barca is Gov. H. R. Parfitt.

l More Than 63 Years of Service to World Commerce

The Panama Canal Spillway.

Vol. XVI, No. 21 Friday, January 13, 1978

Eligibility for Vacation Travel Benefits

Extended to More Canal Employees

Rules for determining eligibility
for vacation travel benefits for
Canal organization employees have
been changed effective Decem-
ber 1, 1977.
For employees who were on the
rolls on December 1, the revised
regulations are generally more lib-
eral than in the past. For em-
ployees hired after December 1,
eligibilty is more restrictive under
the new regulations.

For Current Employees
For employees who were on the
rolls of the Canal organization with
fulltime permanent appointments
in U.S.-wage base positions on De-
cember 1, 1977; the following con-
cepts are embodied in the revised
regulations. (The revised regula-
tions themselves are not reprinted
here, but they will be issued soon
in the form of a revision to Chapter
572 of the Panama Canal Per-
sonnel Manual.)
To be eligible for vacation leave
travel at Government expense an
employee must have had an off-
the-Isthmus actual place of res-
idence at the time of employment
(APRTE). In making determinations
of APRTE, as liberal an inter-
pretation as is legally possible
under the new regulations will be
given so as to minimize cases of
disentitlement among present em-
-The actual place of residence
of children of Canal Zone em-
ployees, who were employed after
having been born on the Isthmus
or having been brought to the Isth-
mus from the United States 1by
their parents at an age so early as
to never have had an actual res-
idence there, shall be the actual
United States residence of their
-Any employee recruited from

off .the Isthmus is automatically
-Vacation travel benefits will be
continued for all employees already
receiving them unless there is a
clear showing of an improper past
-An employee occupying a posi-
tion on the Canal Zone wage base
and who was not receiving this
benefit on December 1, 1977, will
continue to be ineligible.
-An employee who at the time
of selection for appointment or
transfer was eligible for repatria-
tion to a location off the Isthmus
under one of the following situa-
tions will normally be given as an
APRTE the place to which he or
she would have been repatriated:
(a) As an employee of an-
other U.S. Government agency
or a member of the Armed
(b) As an employee of a
private company, or
(c) As the spouse or child
of an employee falling under
either (a) or (b) above.

-A person who was a tem-
porary, part-time, or intermittent
employee on December 1, 1977,
is not eligible even though later
converted or appointed to per-
manent, full-time employment.
-If both husband and wife are
employed on the Isthmus by the
same or different Federal agencies
and each individually meets the
eligibility requirements for vaca-
tion travel at Government expense
in the agency for which he or she
works, each may take advantage of
the vacation travel benefit in his
(Continued on p. 4)

Parent Orientation
Balboa High School will hold an
orientation program for parents of
Paraiso High School students at
7:30 p.m., Wednesday, January 18,
at the Paraiso High School gym to
acquaint them with the programs
and activities of Balboa High
School. This is a step in the merg-
ing of the'Latin American and U.S.

Ugandan Bishop Festo Kivengere To Speak
At Gatherings on Atlantic and Pacific Sides

Bishop Festo Kivengere and
Michael Cassidy will be the guest
speakers at meetings sponsored by
the interdenominational Mission
'78 at the Balboa Stadium at 6 p.m.
on Saturday, January 21 and Sun-
day, January 22. Kivengere was
one of the religious leaders forced-
to flee Uganda last year after the
death of Archbishop Janani Luwumn
and was awarded the First Inter-
national Freedom Prize in Norway
for his defense of freedom in
Civil Affairs Director Fred A.
Cotton will deliver the welcoming
address at the Saturday meeting,
as will Brig. Gen. Robert B. Tan-

guy, Deputy Commander-in-Chief,
U.S. Southern Command, on Sun-
Kivengere will also speak at the
Atlantic Christian Women's Club
coffee at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday,
January 24, at the'Fort Davis NCO
Club. Reservations may be made
by calling Beth Bassett at 43-2.375
by January 19.
On Thursday, January 26, Bishop
Kivengere will address a Christian
Women's Club luncheon at 11:30
a.m, at the Fort Amador Officers'
Club. Reservations may be made
by calling Hugh Harrell at 23-8069
or Archie Carroll at 52-2467.




January 13, 1978

(Schedule subject to change without notice. (C) indicates color program.)
Weekend program schedules are subject to change should a live sports event become available.


JANUARY 13 2:50-Rose B,
2:40-Sign-On News Washi
2:45-Sesame Street (C) Michi
3:45-Sandy Duncan (C) 5:20-Preside
4:10-Talk About Pictures (C) Polan
4:40-General Hospital (C) 6:00-Super B
5:10-Secrets of the Deep (C) Dallas
5:35-Hollywood Squares (C) (Live
6:00-Evening Report (C) from
6:30-Rollin on the Super
River (C) 8:45-The Roo
7:20-Greatest Sports 9:35-Evil Tou
Legends (C) 10:00-Movie:
7:45-Qui Pasa?/ Newsbreak
7:55-Rhoda (C)
8:20-Love American Style (C) MONDAY,

9:10-Circle of rear
10:00-Focus on Today (C)
10:15--Mystery Movies:
"Snow Beast" (C)

10:00-Sign-On News
10:05-Josie and the
Pussycats (C)
10:25-Butch Cassidy (C)
10:50-Cartoon Story Book
11:10-Laredo (C)
12:00-The Early Movie:
1:20-Matinee Movie:
"12 O'Clock High"
3:30-Bonus Movie:
"A Taste of Honey"
5:10-Cowboy in Africa (C)
6:00-Weekend Report (C)
6:30-Better World (C)
6:55-Profiles in Courage
7:55-Barney Miller (C)
8:20-Kodiak (C)
8:45-N.Y.P.D. (C)
9:10-The Adventurers (C)
"Father Goose" (C)
and "The Love
War" (C)

12:00-Sign-On News
12:05-Sacred Heart (C)
12:20-Insight (0

hts of the
Rose Parade (C)
gan (C)
nt Carter's
d Press Conf. (C)
lowl XIl:
s vs. Denver
via satellite
New Orleans
ikies (C)
ich (C)

2:45-Sign-On News
2:50-Sesame Strebt (C)
3:50-Last of the Wild (C)
4:15-Body Buddies (C)
4:40-General Hospital (C)
5:10-Dick Van Dyke
5:35-Here Comes the
Future (C)
6:00-Evening Report (C)
6:30-Bob Newhart (C)
Special: "The Fire
Next Door" (C)
7:45-Qud Pasa?/Newsbreak
7:55-The Saint (C)
8:45-Dean Martin's
Celebrity Roast (C)
9:35-Maude (C)
10:00-Focus on Today (C)
10:15-Movie: "Ballad of a

2:45-Sign-On News
2:50-Electric Company (C)
3:15-Movie: "Lost Moment"
4:45-General Hospital (C)
5:20-The Best of Sports
Challenge (C)
5:40-Break the Bank (C)
6:00-Evening Report (C)
6:30-George (C)
6:55-Hee Haw (C)
7:45-Que Pasa?/ Newsbreak
7:55-Paul Lynde Show

BALBOA (Air-Conditioned)
Fri., 6:10, 8:05-Pink Panther Strikes
Again (PG)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-Burnt Offerings
Sat. Jr. Mat., 10:00, Line
. and Sinker (G)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 12:30-The Little Ark
(SIT) (G)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 5:25, 8:20-Mon., 7:00-
New York, New York (PG)
Tues.-Wed., 6:15, 8:35-Three Women
(SIT) (PG)

Thurs., 6:15-8:20-Silver Streak (SIT) (R)
Fri.-Clambake (G)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-Smile (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 6:15-Chitty Chitty Bang
Bang (SIT) (G)
Sat., 8:15-Follow That Dream (G)
Sun.-The Apple Dumpling Gang (G)
Tues.-Bonnie and Clyde (SIT) (R)
Wed.-Gumball Rally (SIT) (PG)

Sun.-Gumball Rally (SIT) (PG)
Mon.-The Green Berets (PG)
Wed.-Bonnie and Clyde (SIT) (R)

COCO SOLO (Air-Conditioned)
Fri.-The Green Berets (PG)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-Hombre (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Eight on the Lam (G)
Sat., 7:30-Bonnie and Clyde (SIT) (R)
Sun., 2:00, 7:30-Mon.-Tues., 7:30-
My Way (SIT) (PG)
Wed., 7:30-Bite the Bullet (PG)
Tliurs., 7:30-The Late Show (PG)


Fri.-Trouble With Angels (G)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-Tales From Beyond
the Grave (SIT) (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Cartoon Festival (G)
Sat.-Race With the Devil (SIT) (R)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Which Way to the
Front (SIT) (G)
Sun.-Mon.-The Spy Who Loved Me (PG)
Tues.-The Streetfighter (PG)

Sun.-Scalp Hunters and AdiOs Sabata
Mon.-Pink Panther Strikes Again (PG)
Tues.-The Late Show (PG)
Wed.-My Way (SIT) (PG)
Thurs.-Bite the Bullet (PG)
Fri.-Vanishing Point (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-House Across the
Street (G)
Sat.-Mad Dog Coll (PG)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Five Weeks in a
Balloon (G)
Sun.-The Young Don't Cry (PG)
"All night shows begin at 7:00 except as
shown. 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.
(BW) All in color unless listed.

Parfitt Appoints

New Canal Zone

Public Defender

Daniel D. Douglass, a Canal
Zone attorney, has been named
Public Defender for the Canal
Zone. His recent appointment to
the post by Gov. H. R. Parfitt was
effective following the resignation
of William J. Sheridan, Jr., who
held the position for 27 ears.
The Public Defender represents
criminal defendants before the
U.S. District Court who cannot
afford to' retain counsel.
Douglass received the degree of
Juris 'Doctor from the University
of Oklahoma College of Law in
1968. From 1968 to 1972, Douglass
served as an officer in the U.S. Air
Force with duty assignments in the
United States and at Clark AFB in
the Philippines. He is a member of
the Oklahoma and American Bar
Associations and the current vice-
president of the Canal Zone Bar
Douglass is married to the former
Georgette Sosa of Panama and is
the son of Dr. and Mrs. D. D.
Douglass. His father is Chief of
Radiology at Gorgas Hospital.

8:20-Drug Education
Special (C)
8:45-The Prisoner (C)
9:35-Silent Force (C)
10:00-Focus on Today (C)
"Assassination" (C)

2:55-Sign-On News
3:00-Sesame Street (C)
3:50-Cliffwood Avenue
Kids (C)
4:40-General Hospital (C)
5:10-Bobby Vinton (C)
5:35-Consumer Buyline
6:00-Evening Report (0)
6:30-Variety: "Uncle Tim
Wants You" (C)
7:20-Hollywood Squares (C)
7:45-1Qu Pasa?/Newsbreak
7:55-Sha Na Na (C)
8:20-The Man From
Atlantis (C)
10:00-Focus on Today (C)
"Seven Days to

2:40-Sign-On News
2:45-Electric Company (C)
3:25-Shane (C)
4:15-Temperature Rising (C)
4:40-General Hospital (C)
5:10-Kindly Keep it
Country (C)
5:35-Body Buddies (C)
6:00-Evening Report (C)
6:30-Van Dyke & Co.
7:20-The Muppets (C)
7:45-Qud Pasa?/Newsbreak
7:55-Drug Education Week
8:20-The Protectors (C)
8:45-Father Brown (C)
9:35-Arnie (C)
10:00-Focus on Today (C)
10:15-Soap (C)
"The Girl in
Room 13" (C)

December 1977 Retiree List Ends Here

The names of an additional 63
Canal employees completes the list
of December retirees. The retirees,
their positions, places of employ-
ment and total years of U.S. Gov-
ernment service follow:
Joseph R. Agnoly, forklift operator, Supply
Division, Atlantic side: 35 years 2 months
14 days.
Felipe- Aguilar, laborer, Community Services
Division, Atlantic side: 38 years 28 days.
Marcos E. Alonso, crane operator, Terminals
Bureau, Atlantic side: 26 years 9 months
27 days.
Fidelina M. de Apolayo, nursing aid, Gorgas
Hospital, Pacific side: 32 years 8 months
21 days.
Demetrio Avendaho, laborer, Community Serv-
ices Division, Pacific side: 34 years 10
months 27 days.
Arcadio Avila, linehandler, Terminals Division,
Atlantic side: 31 years 4 months 6 days.
Charles E. Belden, operating accountant, Ac-
counting Division, Pacific side: 40 years
7 months 13 days.
Clarence E. Bennett, cement worker, Locks
Division, Atlantic side: 31 years 6 months
19 days.
Auman L. V. Best, time and leave clerk, in-
dustrial Division, Pacific side: 46 years
7 months 1 day.
Manuel A. Bocaranda, seaman (launch), Port
Captain, Balboa, Pacific side: 32 years
3 months 13 days. .
Louis A. Browne, electrical worker, Dredging
Division, Pacific side: 36 years 7 months
2 days.
Sail R. Caballero, motor launch operator,
Port Captain, Cristobal, Atlantic side: 31
years 6 months 25 days.
Regino Carrion, cemetery worker, Commun-
ity Services Division, Pacific side: 32 years
8 months.
Mary J. Cole, clinical nurse, Coco Solo Hos-
pital, Atlantic side: 25 years 7 months 26
Manuel D. Cortis, cook, Gorgas Hospital,
Pacific side: 35 years 22 days.
George Albert Cumberbatch, fuel distribu-
tion systems worker, Marine Bunkering
Division, Pacific side: 16 years 10 months
9 days.
Basil E. Curtis, automobile mechanic helper,
Motor Transportation Division, Atlantic
side: 37 years 8 months 29 days.
Aquiline de la Cruz, tractor operator, Com-
munity Services Division, Pacific side:
34 years 8 months 12 days.
Felix A. Dogu6, supply clerk, Industrial Di-
vision, Atlantic side: 30 years 2 months
1 day.
Antonio Downer, motor vehicle operator,
Motor Transportation Division, Atlantic
side: 36 years 5 months 23 days.
Pablo Forties, launch operator, Port Captain
Balboa, Pacific side: 36 years 5 months
18 days.

Crispiliano Gdmez C., stevedore, Terminals
Division, Pacific side: 29 years 10 months
11 days.
Carlos A. GonzAlez, cook, Supply Division,
Pacific side: 33 years 3 months 19 days.
Marcelino F. Gournet, rigging worker, Indus-
trial Division, Atlantic side: 38 years
3 months 1 day.
Wilbert F. Graham, maintenance worker,
Maintenance Division, Atlantic side: 19
years 7 months 17 days.
Leandro Grimas, carpenter, Dredging Di-
vision, Pacific side: 30 years 8 months
28 days.
Richard M. Hirons, mobile equipment main-
tenance general foreman, Motor Transpor-
tation Division, Atlantic side: 36 years
4 months 9 days.
Harland V. Howard, Ir., supervisory general
engineer (Chief, Contract Inspection
Branch), Construction Division, Pacific
side: 38 years 8 days.
Thomas A. Hull, carpentry worker, Locks Di-
vision, Atlantic side: 35 years 16 days.
Lilian M. Joshua, sales store clerk, Supply
Division, Pacific side: 35 years 3 months
25 days.
James 0. King, electrician, Electrical Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 27 years 11 months
20 days.
James S. Lewis, cargo checker, Terminals
Division, Atlantic side: 37 years 7 months
21 days.
Frederick M. Linck, guard supervisor, Canal
Protection Division, Atlantic side: 34 years
3 months 5 days.
Douglas B. Litton, teacher (Senior High
school-U.S.), Division of Schools, Atlantic
side: 17 years 2 months 8 days.
Magin L6pez, laborer, Community Services
Division, Pacific side: 33 years 28 days.
Lawrence W. Matthews, oiler (floating plant),
Dredging Division, Pacific side: 40 years
2 months 1 day.
John R. McGlade, maintenance general fore-
man, Locks Division, Pacific side: 36 years
22 days.
Fernando P. Merino, boatman (locks), Locks
Division, Pacific side: 28 years 7 months
1 day.
Humberto G. Middleton, equipment mechanic,
Industrial Division, Atlantic side: 28 years
8 months 7 days.
Willesty Mitchell, motor launch operator,

Port Captain, Cristobal, Atlantic side: 33
years 8 months 12 days.
Marciano Ortega, cook leader, Gorgas Hos-
pital, Pacific side: 36 years 1 month
6 days.
Cyril I. Pessoa, maintenance (dock), Ter-
minals Division, Atlantic side: 46 years
21 days.
Katharine T. Purdy, secretary stenography,
Gorgas Hospital, Pacific side: 25 years
2 months 26 days.
Samuel Ringrose, janitor, Community Services
,Division, Pacific side: 29 years 10 months
22 days.
Justo G. Rivas, crane operator, Terminals
Division, Pacific side: 31 years 6 months
2 days.
Carroll B. Robertson, training instructor
(electrical), Industrial Training Staff, Pa-
cific side: 26 years 10 months 11 days.
Robert H. Rupp, medical officer (Chief Oph-
thalmology), Gorgas Hospital, Pacific side:
28 years 9 months 12 days.
Arcadio Salazar, shipfitter helper, Industrial
Division, Atlantic side: 32 years 11 months
8 days.
James R. Shirley, building and grounds man-
agement officer, Community Services Divi-
sicn, Pacific side: 35 years 22 days.
John E. Sholund, Jr., generating plant shift
foreman, Electrical Division, Pacific side:
30 years 1 month 4 days.
Irwin S. Small, supervisory time and leave
clerk, Locks Division, Pacific side: 49
years 1 day.
Cynthia S. Soberanis, psychiatric nursing
assistant, C.Z. Mental Health Center, Pa-
cific side: 38 years 11 months 11 days.
Sidney S. Tudor, motor vehicle operator,
Motor Transportation Division, Pacific
side: 31 years 10 months.
Alice R. Turner, sales store clerk, Supply
Division, Pacific side: 34 years 1 month
3 days.
Victor M. Vega, store worker, Supply Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 33 years 5 months
11 days.
Bernardino Villarreal, carpentry worker,
Maintenance Division, Atlantic side: 26
years 1 month 6 days.
Leonidas W. Urriola S., welder helper, Main-
tenance Division, Pacific side: 22 years
2 months 13 days.
(Continued on p. 4)

Panama Canal Spillway

Governor of the Canal Zone Lieutenant Governor Information Officer
The SPILLWAY is an official Panama Canal publication. Articles may be
reprinted without further clearance. News items should arrive in the
Press Office by noon, Friday, the week prior to publication. Only urgent,
official material will be accepted after the deadline. Yearly subscriptions;
regular mail $6; regular mail students $4; airmail $19. Send check or
money order payable to the Panama Canal Company to Chief, Admin-
istrative Services Division, Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

Page 2

A congratulatory handclasp follows Gov. H. R. Parfitt's presentation of
a 50-year service certificate and gold pin with five diamonds, each
representing 10 years of Canal service, to William Henry Rose, right, a
retirement clerk in the Payroll Branch who retired last month. Looking
on proudly is Mrs. Rose.

r THBeginningFrday
Beginning Friday, January 13, 1978 fi

January 13, 1978


No Government Funds To Support

Organizations That Discriminate

The President has issued a mem-
orandum to the heads of. Executive
departments and agencies requiring
that the Government not support
programs which discriminate on the
grounds of race, color, or national
origin. The specific policy is set
forth in Title VI of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964.
The significance of the President's
memorandum means that no Gov-
ernment funds will be granted to
any organization which does not in-
clude a statement in its bylaws
which states that no person shall,
on 'the grounds of race, color, or na-
tional origin, be excluded from par-
ticipation in, be denied the benefits
of, or be otherwise subjected to dis-

crimination under any program or
activity of the organization.
To implement the policy locally,
the Director of Civil Affairs has
issued a directive that all organiza-
tions requesting assistance from the
President's Contingency Fund will
be required to have a non-discrimi-
natory clause in their bylaws in
order to be considered for a grant.
The Office of EEO has been del-
egated the responsibility of admin-
istering and overseeing the program
for the Company-Government in-
cluding the processing and investi-
gating of complaints of discrimi-
For further information contact
the Director of EEO by telephon-
ing 52-3101.

Students 'Slave' To Help a Friend

When students at Curundu Junior
High School learned that a class-
mate from the eighth grade was
taken seriously ill on his way home
from a vacation in the United
States, it didn't take them long to
turn sympathy into action.
Knowing that the young man's
subsequent surgery, treatments, and
hospitalization at Walter Reed Army
Hospital are a tremendous financial
burden for his mother, the students
began a Christmas fund drive. They
had a "slave day" in which they sold
their services to one another, or-
ganized dozens of bake sales, and
collected money from their neigh-
bors. By Christmas, they had a
whopping $2,039.32 to send to their

sick friend's mother, a Canal em-
ployee who is currently on leave
without pay.
The students also took it upon
themselves to inundate the young
man with hundreds of Christmas
cards to let him know that friends
in the Canal Zone are thinking of

College Club To Meet
Beverly Parker will review The'
Thorn Birds by Kathleen McCul-
lough at the January meeting of the
Caribbean College Club to be held
Tuesday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m.
For further information, call
Arlene Owen, 43-1707.


As friends smile their approval, William H. Hicks,
center, and his wife Margaret accept a Master Key
in the grade of "Master Fisherman" from Gov. H. R.
Parfitt, right foreground, while Lt. Gov. R. L. Hunt,
left, looks on. The Hicks are well-known in Gam-
boa for their involvement in all facets of community
life, in particular the youth recreational programs. As
president of the World Bass Fishing Club, Bill Hicks
has taught young people the skills of fishing and safe
boating. He also served for many years as boat in-
spector for pleasure boats operating out of Gamboa
Yacht Club and was vice president of the Gamboa

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Golf and Country Club, a councilman for Boy Scouts
of America, and a member of the Masonic Lodge, the
Scottish Rite Temple, and the Abou Saad Shrine.
Hicks retired last month after 15 years with the Canal
Zone Police Division, most of that time spent in Gam-
boa. He and his wife will make their home in
Diamond City, Ark. In the background, from left,
are: Harold Green, president of Gamboa Civic Coun-
cil; George Tochterman, sargeant-in-charge, Gamboa
Call Station; and Capt. Jaye Deitz, Fire Division

College Offers Theatre Courses Beginning January 16
The Canal Zone College will offer student to theater as one of the off-off Broadway musical El Grande
two theatre related courses during humanities and involving the stu- de Coca-Cola.
the spring semester for theater affi- dent in the presentation of a special Registration at the college will
cionados and students interested in form of theatre: the musical comedy. be held January 3-13, with classes
pursuing dramatic careers. The Instructors for the courses are Mar- being given January 16-May 25.
courses, an Introduction to Drama guerite Lumley and Bruce Quinn. Production dates for El Grande de
and a Musical Theater Workshop, Coca-Cola are scheduled for late
couple objectives of exposing the Selected for production is the April.

Shade-Giving Ordeals
Just like human beings, trees get and marked dignity to the area for
old and die. Because of environ- nearly half a century.
mental conditions, some become dis- During the past 20 years, the
eased prematurely. This is what has Banyans have been suffering from
happened to the beautiful Banyans old age, disease and adverse condi-
that have graced the local land- tions. Some 40 of the venerable old
scape and given a cooling shade trees that were planted about 45

For a while Roosevelt Avenue will seem bare without
its sprawling Banyans. But the dying trees so familiar
to Canal Zone residents are being replaced by the
flowering Ordeal tree, such as these small ones planted

along the sidewalk
grow? Your secoi
canopy when he
High School.

To Replace Balboa's Dying
years ago have had to be removed The unnatural state of city con-
from Roosevelt Avenue and the area editions makes it difficult for trees to
south of the Administration Build- grow in these areas. Smoke, air pol-
ing. Under ideal conditions and lutants, limited root space, highly
in their own native habitat, Ban- compacted soil, lack of water and
yans are known to live more than heat from buildings and pavements
100 years. are unfavorable to most trees. A
tree planted between a sidewalk and
the street will be healthy for years,
but as the roots extend into the area
covered by the sidewalk and street
and only' a limited amount of water
is absorbed through the small open
soil area between the sidewalk and
the street, conditions become less
favorable for the tree.
In addition to these circum-
stances, Balboa's Banyans have
been attacked by insects, their roots
have been infected by soil-inhabit-
ing fungi and they have suffered
from lack of rainfall. It is thought
that last year's prolonged drought
was a main factor that caused the
magnificent Banyan at the side of
the Administration Building to die.
Grounds Branch agronomists have
-used all known scientific measures
to try to save the trees. They have
Sfertilized, fumigated to control de-
structive insects, tried direct sap
fertilization and carefully pruned to
-.4[.;_ remove diseased limbs. Through the
N years, pathologists and entomol-
ogists from the U.S. Department of
Agriculture have come to study the
problem of the diseased Banyans.
Despite the following of their rec-
ommendations and the untiring
efforts of the Grounds Branch, the
How long will it take them to problem still remains.
nd-grader will enjoy their shady problem still remains.
enters the 10th grade at Balboa In the continuing endeavor to
provide future generations the

pleasure of shade and beauty from
healthy trees in the landscape, the
Grounds Branch has, to date,
planted 52 Ordeal trees along Roo-
sevelt Avenue, replacing the mis-
sing Banyans and those remaining
that eventually also will die.
. Commonly called Red-Water
Tree, the Ordeal is native of Africa,
Asia and Australia. It grows to a
height of up to 100 feet and in its
natural habitat has fragrant incon-
spicuous cream or red colored
flowers. It is generally a shade tree
and commercially is used for con-
struction. Ordeals have been planted
on both sides of Roosevelt Avenue
mainly because of their dense top
canopy. The trees eventually will
cluster on top and provide shade
along the avenue, creating a cool
respite for pedestrians and drivers.
Extremely conscious of the wel-
fare of trees in the area, Grounds
Management Branch, under the
guidance of Superintendent E. Cor-
dovez, is constantly checking them
for disease, treating them for dam-
age and making every possible effort
to save each and every one. Only
after treatment has failed and a tree
is beyond help and a potential
danger to property, passersby and
motorists is it removed.

Inventories Scheduled
Section B and I, Balboa, and
Section X, Cristobal, will be closed
for inventory all day Monday and
Tuesday, January 30 and 31, and
again for recount on Wednesday,
March 1.

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January 13, 1978


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. A separate application must be submitted for each job listed. The base
States shown will be increased for U.S. citizens by appropriate differential plus a tax factor
where applicable. I Indicates written test requirement. f Signifies a security position to be
filled only by a U.S. citizen.
'Bureau Lo- Va-

Accounting Clerk NM-5 -------------1$7,176.00 Gorgas
Clerk-Stenographer, NM-41 ----- --------------$6,572.80 Health
Clerk-Stenographer, NM-41 ----------- -$6,572.80 Financi
Clerk-Typist, NM-41 ------------ $6,572.80 Financi
Clerk-Typist, NM-31 (Bilingual) (Part-Time NTE 30 hours) $6,011.20 Personi
Communications Equipment Operator, NM-4 (Knowledge of
English and Morse Code ability) (Shift work required) $6,572.80 Port Ca
Computer Programer NM-7/9 ______-______$12,188.80/$14,747.20 Enginei
Food Service (Operations) Specialist NM-7 ------ $12,188.80 Supply
Guard NM-4 (Knowledge of English required)
(Driver's license required) ---- ------- $6,572.80 Canal P
Hydrologist NM-5/9 ---7------------- $7,176.00/$14,747.20 Enginei
Janitor MO-1 (Knowledge of English required)-----------$2.65 Port Ca
Laborer MG-2 ----------------- $2.66 Com. S.
Laborer MG-3 ------------------- $2.68 Com. Si
Licensed Practical Nurse NM-4 (Shift work required) ---$6,572.80 Gorgas
Machinist MG-10 (Knowledge of English)
(Swimming ability required) --- -- ------- $7.07 Locks
Maintenance Worker MG-7 (Knowledge of English) (Driver's
license required) (Carpenter background required) _--- $3.14 Maintel
Maintenance Worker MG-7 (Knowledge of English) (Driver's
license required) (Plumbing experience required)-_.___ $3.14 Maintel
Management Analyst NM-9/12 (Background in industrial
management, management engineering, and knowledge of
industrial '.engineering principles) -- __-- $14,643.20/$20,758.40 Exec. P
,Motor Vehicle Operator MG-5 (Driver's license
and shift work required) ----------____$2.76 Vet. Mi
Nurse/Clinical Nurse NM-5/7
(Shift work .required) ---- -$7,176.00/$12,001.60 Palo Se
Nurse/Clinical Nurse NM-5/7
(Shift work required) ---- .. $7,176.00/$12,001.60 Health
Nursing Aid/Assistant NM-2/3
(Shift work required) ------ $5,699.20/$6,011.20 Gorgas
Operating Room Nursing Assistant NM-4/5
(Shift work required )(On call)------- $6,572.80/$7,176.00 Gorgas
Personnel Management Specialist NM-5/11
(Knowledge of Spanish)------- $7,176.00/$17,638.40 Personn
Pilot-in-Training CP-2 (Knowledge of English)
(First 40 hours)._ --- --- -- $25,251.20 Trans. i
Police Private PL-1/11 (Driver's license required) $13,561.60 Police
Sales Store Clerk NM-2 (Part-Time
Minimum 40 hours-maximum 60 hours) --------- $5,699.20 Supply
*.:' Sales Store Clerk NM-2 (Part-Time
Minimum 40 hours-maximum 60 hours).------ $5,699.20 Supply
Warehouseman MG-6 ---------------------$2.83 Electrii

Clerk NM-4 (Knowledge of English) (NTE 6 months)--. .$6,572.80
Clerk-Typist NM-3 (Knowledge of English) (NTE 6 months) $6,011.20
Equipment Cleaner MG-4 (NTE 1 year)---___ ----- $2.71
Forklift Operator MG-5 (First 40 hours) (NTE 1 year)--- $2.76
Laborer MG-3 (NTE 1 year) ----- ----- $2.68
Laborer MG-3 (First 40 hours) (NTE 1 year) ----- -- $2.68
Laborer MG-2 (NTE 1 year)___ _-- -----$2.66
Supply Clerk NM-3 (Driver's license required) (NTE 1 year)-$6,011.20
Welder MG-10 (Knowledge of English) (NTE 1 year)---- $7.07

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Com. Serv.
Com. Serv.
Canal Prot.

Applications must he submitted to the Employment and Placement Branch, Building 366,
Ancon, or Building 1105, Cristobal, on Form 443, APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER, no later than
seven (7) calendar days from the date of this publication. This 7-day deadline is sub ect
to extension at the request of the Division advertising the vacancy, or as decided by the
Chief, Employment and Placement Branch. Qualification standards may be reviewed at either
of these offices or at the Canal Zone Library. Further information may be obtained from the
Employment and Placement Branch, telephone 52-3583, 52-7867 or 43-1288. Qualified hand-
icapped individuals may call or visit the Coordinator for the Employment of the Handicapped
Program for counseling with regard to any of the above-listed vacancies. The Coordinator's
office is located in Building 345, Room 101, Ancon, C.Z., telephone 52-7570.

Southeastern Area MARS Director

Ends 5-Day Visit to Local Stations

H. B. Miner, Director of the
Southeastern Area Army Military
Affiliate Radio System (MARS), has
been on the Isthmus visiting MARS
installations since Monday. Miner,

Retiree List
(Continued from p. 3)
Clarence A. Walter, laborer, Supply Division,
Pacific side: 16 years 2 months 11 days.
William J. Watkins, warehouseman, Electrical
Division, Pacific side: 38 years 9 months
28 days.
Henry Watson, linehandler, Port Captain,
Cristobal, Atlantic side: 34 years 1 month
22 days.
Leopold E. Welch, supervisory cargo clerk,
Transportation and Terminals Division, At-
lantic side: 35 years 5 months 29 days.
Livingston W. White,.clerk, Community Serv-
ices Division, Pacific side: 39 years 11
months 4 days.
Eric F. Yearwood, roofer helper, Mainte-
nance Division, Pacific side: 23 years
11 days.

who is stationed at Headquarters,
Fort McPherson, Ga., is respon-
sible for an area that includes six
southern States, Puerto Rico and
the Canal Zone.
MARS is a military high fre-
quency radio global network oper-
ating on military radio frequencies
assigned almost exclusively for
MARS. The membership is largely'
composed of volunteers who share
a common interest of communicat-
ing as amateur radio enthusiasts.
In the Canal Zone,. the MARS area
includes stations on the Atlantic
and Pacific sides.
While in the Canal Zone, Miner
was taken on a tour of the locks, a
transit of the Canal, a visit to
Taboga, and attended a dinner for
members and their spouses at the
Quarry Heights Officers' Club.

2 Dr. James L. Latimer is shown at
S the Goethals Monument while on
1 a "post-doctoral" Christmas visit
2 with his parents. His father Dr.
1 Charles Latimer is Deputy Super-
intendent of Schools and his mother
1 Alice is a guidance counselor at
Balboa High School. The younger
Latimer's doctorate in electrical
1 engineering and applied physics at
Caltech brings to an even "10" the
number of academic degrees held
1 by the three of them.

I U. of Oklahoma Advisor To Visit

Dr. Gerald E. Ruffin, Coordinator
of Advanced Programs for the Uni-
versity of Oklahoma, will visit the
Canal Zone from January 18-28.
Dr. Ruffin invites all interested
persons, prospective students, and
students from all major fields to
discuss with him any matters per-
taining to the program.
For appointments at the Albrook
Office on January 19, 24, 26, or 27,
call 86-2328. For appointments at
Fort Davis Education Center on
January 23, call 89-3333. For ap-
pointments at Howard AFB on
January 20, call 84-5706. For ap-
pointments at Fort Kobbe, Jan-
uary 20, call 84-3150. For ap-
pointments at Fort Amador, Jan-
uary 25, call 86-2328.
All students are invited to attend
one of the following group meet-
ings: 7:30 p.m., January 23, Build-
ing 32, Fort Davis Education
Center; 7:30 p.m. January 24,
Room 12, Building 95, Fort Clay-
ton Education Center. Dr. Ruffin
will have all the details on the
Revised Business Administration
and Management programs.
The University of Oklahoma
graduate program has been oper-

ating in the Canal Zone since
January 1972 and offers a Master
of Arts Degree in eight different
fields: Human Relations, Econom-
ics, Public Administration, General
Administration, Educational Psy-
chology, Education Guidance and
Counseling, Management and Busi-
ness Administration.

Garden Club Sponsors

Friday Bus Tour of

Points of Interest

On Friday, January 20, the Canal
Zone Garden Club will sponsor a
tour of various points of interest to
garden lovers.
For the convenience of members
and their guests, the Garden Club
will have bus transportation at the
Civil Affairs Building parking lot
at 8 a.m. A nominal fee of $1 per
person will be charged. Members
and guests are asked to provide
their own refreshments for this
half-day tour.
Call one of the following num-
hers by January 16 for reserva-
tions: 52-6029, 85-4790 or 23-4831.

Vacation Travel Benefits

A-P 1-1

or her own right, or each is en-
titled to take advantage of these
benefits as the spouse of the other.
But in no case may either of the
two employees, or their depen-
dents, receive duplicate benefits.
-In the case of a local hire who
is in the area with the spouse, the
employee is not eligible if he or
she is on the Isthmus because his
or her spouse is in the- area as a
member of the Foreign Service, as
a member of the uniformed serv-
ices, as a private individual, or as
an employee of a private individual
or a non-Federal organization. The
critical factor in these cases is the
determination of whose job is the
reason for the family being in the
area. The rationale to be used in
deciding these cases is that a
married individual employed on the
Isthmus is presumed to be in the
area because of his or her own job
if he or she contributes a signifi-
cant amount of the total family
income. In determining a "signifi-
cant amount of the total family
income," any employee compen-
sated at U.S. wage base rates of
pay is automatically considered
to be contributing a significant
amount of the family income. If
he or she is subsequently divorced
or legally separated, he or she is
presumed to be in the area because
of the job regardless of contribu-
tion to family income prior to
divorce or separation.
-In a situation where both
spouses have been employed by
the U.S. Government and one
spouse retires while the other re-
mains employed, it is presumed
that the spouse still employed is
in the area because of his or her
-If an unmarried individual
.over 21 years of age, employed on
the Isthmus, is eligible for leave
travel benefits, he or she would
continue to be eligible upon mar-
rying. It makes no difference
whether the employee's spouse is:
(a) A U.S. citizen or a non-
U.S. citizen,

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(b) A member of the mil-
itary service or the Foreign
(c) Self-employed or em-
ployed by a private firm, or
(d) Unemployed.
If he or she is subsequently di-
vorced or legally separated, he or
she would, of course, continue to
he eligible.

For New Hires
For employees hired after De-
cember 1, 1977, the following prin-
ciples apply:
-Any individual recruited from
off the Isthmus is eligible for vaca-
tion leave travel at Government
-An employee hired locally is
not eligible for vacation leave
travel unless he or she is hired,
promoted, or reassigned into a
full-time permanent U.S. Wage
Base position for which additional
qualified applicants were not avail-
able locally at the time of selec-
tion for the position vacancy. "Ad-
ditional qualified applicants" means
at least three qualified applicants,
including the individual selected.
were available locally at the time
of selection.
-An employee hired locally on
a part-time, temporary, or inter-
mittent ("when actually employed")
basis is not eligible.
-An employee hired locally in
a U.S. Wage Base position and
who is eligible because of the lack
of additional locally-available ap-
plicants, must also have an iden-
tifiable APRTE that is off the
Both current employees and new
hires who are determined to be
eligible, in order for actual leave
travel to be approved, must have
satisfactorily completed a minimum
period of service with the Canal
organization. Generally this period
is 2 years. In addition, the em-
ployee must agree to remain in the
service of the Company-Govern-
ment for an additional 2 years
after return to duty from vacation

leave, less the period of time spent
on the vacation leave.
The above guidance is not ex-
haustive; the regulations them-
selves do contain some additional
rules, although the most com-
monly-referred-to sections are ex-
plained above.
In preparing the revised regula-
tions, an effort was made to en-
sure that no language was used
which could be construed to dis-
criminate against any employee be-
cause of sex or marital status.
Original decisions on leave travel
eligibility and/or determination of
APRTE are made by the Chief, Em-
ployment and Placement Branch.
Any employee who wishes a review
of a decision on eligibility for vaca-
tion leave travel allowances or
modification of the-place designated
as his or her APRTE, should sub-
mit such request in writing to the
Chief, Personnel Operations Divi-
sion Requests must state what the
employee is requesting and should
contain ample documentation to
support the request. Adverse deci-
sions of the Chief, Personnel Oper-
ations Division may be appealed
in writing to the Personnel Di-

Brown-Bag It and Study

Secretarial Accounting

At Administration Bldg.
A bag lunch course in Secretarial
Accounting is being offered in the
Administration Building for the first
time by Canal Zone College this
semester. The class is aimed at
secretaries who need some knowl-
edge of accounting in their work
as well as those who want to im-
prove their personal accounting.
The three-credit class meets
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
from 11:50 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. in
Room 10 starting January 16. The
teacher is James Higley, chairman
of the Business Administration De-
partment. For information call the
college at 52-3107.

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Asciende Planilla del

Canal a $6.3 Millones

El 19 de enero de 1978, un ajus-
te significative en el salario mini-
mo entr6 en vigor p ra aproxima-
damente 9,300 empleados de la
Compania y Gobierno, lo cual
aumentarA la planilla annual de la
Compafiia y Gohierno a $6.3 mi-
Este aumento sin precedentes es
el resultado de un ajuste combi-
nado del salario minimo y el ajuste
annual .del salario de Categoria
El salario minimo ha sido
aumentado de $2.30 la hora a
a 2.65 la hora como resultado de
las enmiendas a la Ley de Normas
Laborales Equitativas de 1977.
El aumento afectarA a los em-
pleados en las siguientes categoa-
rias: Categoria Manual-capataces,
supervisorss y empleados que no
ejercen supervision, en los grades

del MG-1 al MG-4, y empleados
en la Categoria No Manual en los
grades del NM-1 al NM-4. Tarn-
bi)n recibiran el aumento los
aprendices de primer aino, los prin-
cipiantes en las -clases 1 y 2, y los
ayudantes estudiantiles.
El ajuste de -sueldos en las Ca-
tegorias Manuales, cuyo promedio
es 8.6 por ciento, afectarai el suel-
do del rest de los empleados que
son capataces, supervisors y que
no ejercen supervision, en la Cate-
goria Manual, asi como empleados
de servicios de producci6n, apren-
dices, principiantes en las classes 3
y 4, y algunos empleados de pago
por asignaci6n.
Los empleados afectados por es-
tos aumentos de salaries recibirAn
este aumento en sus cheques del
23 de enero.

Estudiantes Podran Matricularse

Hasta Enero 20 en U de la Zona

Ain despu6s del inicio de las
classes del semestre primaveral el
lunes en la Universidad de la Zona
del Canal, los estudiantes podrin
matricularse hasta el viernes 20 de
enero, el 6ltimo dia de matricula
MAs de 100 cursos diferentes
comprenden el horario primaveral,
que abarca desde Historia del
Arte II a Introducci6n a Trabajo
Social. La mayoria de las classes
estAn programadas tanto en ,horas
diurnas como nocturnas para con-
veniencia de los que trabajen.
Este es el primer semestre que
entra en vigor la tarifa reducida
para los empleados. Bajo esta nue-
va regla todos los empleados de
las agencies gubernamentales es.-
tadounidenses en el Istmo, sin que
imported su nacionalidad o lugar de
residencia, son elegibles para bene-
ficiarse de la tarifa reducida que se

cobra a estudiantes de tiempo
Esto quiere decir que tales em-
pleados pueden matricularse en
curses hasta 11 horas de cr6dito a
$25 por hora de ,cr6dito. Esta ta-
rifa no sera extendida a los depen-
dientes, no obstante, a menos que
el empleado sea ciudadano esta-
dounidense o resident en la Zona
del Canal.
Los empleados que deseen mejo-
rar sus conocimientos del idioma
ingl6s estarin particularmente inte-
resados en los tres cursos de ingl6s
que ofrece la Universidad.
Los futures estudiantes deben
tomar el Examen de Ingl6s para
determinar en que nivel califica.
Hay eximenes programados para el
lunes, 16 de enero a las 6 p.m., y
el martes, 17 de enero a las 2 p.m.
No se require cita.

Un hombre que ha desempeiiado
los cargos de maestro de matemA-
tica, consejero, director de cursos
de verano, y subdirector, es el
nuevo director de la Escuela Se-
cundaria de Balboa.
El Dr. Eugene Bondurant Ile-
narA la posici6n que dej6 vacant
Clyde A. Willman, que se acogi6
a la jubilaci6n el mes pasado. Bon-
durant obtuvo su titulo de maestria
en educaci6n con especializaci6n
en administraci6n en la Universi-
dad Duke, y su doctorado en filo-
sofia de la Universidad de Caro-
lina del Norte en Chapel Hill. Es
miembro de la Asociaci6n Nacio-
nal de Directores de Escuelas Se-
cundarias y miembro fundador y
tesorcro del Capitulo Phi Delta

Eugene Bondurant

Kappa en el Istmo de Panama. ,
Su esposa Jane es consejera en
la Escuela Secundaria de CurundA,
y sus dos hijas estAn actualmente
cursando studios en una escuela
en Carolina del Norte.
Tom Leavy ha sido ascendido a
subdirector, cargo que ocuparA has-
ta que termine el aiio escolar.
Tiene el grado de bachiller en edu-
caci6n y artes industriales de la
Universidad Estatal Bowling Green
y el grado de maestria en admi-
nistraci6n de escuelas de la Uni-
versidad de Eastern Michigan.
Leavy ha estado ensefiando artes
liberals en Balboa, y su esposa
Marguerite es maestra en la Es-
cuela Primaria de Howard. Tienen
tres hijos, Kelley, Paul y Debra.

Tom Leavy

El Lider de la Minoria del Senado Howard Baker,
izquierda, recibe una orientaci6n sobre la operaci6n
de las esclusas por el Jefe de la Divisi6n de Esclusas,
Lawrence Barca, en la Caseta de Control de Mira-
flores. Baker fue uno de tres senadores que visitaron
el Istmo la semana pasada para-conferenciar con los

S. . . .. ..

lideres de la Zona del Canal y de PanamA sobre los
problems del Tratado. Durante su estadia aqui los
senadores se reunieron con representantes laborales y
de los consejos civicos en la Zona del Canal y disfru-
taron de un trAnsito parcial del Canal. Junto a Barca
aparece el Gobernador H. R. Parfitt.

Mais de 63 Anos al Servicio del Comnercio Mundial ^ fi t

Spillway del Canal de PanamA
Vol. XVI, No. 21 Viernes 13 de Enero de 1978

Mas Empleados del Canal Son Elegibles

Para Beneficios ce Viajes l de Vacaciones

Las reglas que determine la
elegibilidad de los empleados de la'
organizaci6n canalera para obtener
los beneficios de viaje de vacacio-
nes fueron cambiadas a partir del
19 de diciembre de 1977.
Para los empleados en n6mina el
19 de diciembre, los nuevos regla-
mentos son generalmente mAs libe-
rales que en el pasado. Para los
empleados contratados despues del
19 de diciembre, la elegibilidad es
mAs restringida bajo los nuevos re-
Para Empleados Actuales
En cuanto a los empleados que
estaban en la organizaci6n canalera
con nombramientos permanentes
de tiempo complete, devengando
salaries basicos estadounidenses el
19 de diciembre de 1977, los si-
guientes concepts fueron incluidos
en los reglamentos revisados. Los
reglamentos revisados no son re-
impresos aqui, pero estarAn en cir-
culaci6n pronto como revision del
Capitulo 572 del Manual de Per-
sonal del Canal de PanamA.
-Para ser eligible para el viaje
de vacaciones por cuenta del Go-
bierno un emplcado debe haber
tenido residencia fuera del Istmo
cuando fue empleado. Las determi-
naciones se haran mediante la in-
terpretaci6n mis liberal possible
dentro de los limits legales del
nuevo reglamento a fin de reducir
a un minimo los casos en que em-
pleados actuales sean privados de
su derecho de vacaciones.
El lugar de residencia de los
hijos de empleados de la Zona del
Canal, que fueron empleados des-
pues de su nacimiento en el Istmo
o que fueron traidos al Istmo desde
los Estados Unidos por sus padres
a una edad tan temprana que no
pudieron fijar residencia en ese
pais sera el mismo lugar de resi-
dencia de sus padres en los Esta-
dos Unidos.
-Cualquier empleado reclutado
fuera del Istmo es automAticamen-
te eligible.

-Los beneficios de viaje de. va-
caciones continuaran para todos los
empleados que actualmente los dis-
frutan a menos que haya pruebas
claras de que hubo autorizaci6n
impropia en el pasado.
-El empleado que ocupe una
posici6n de salario bAsico de la
Zona del Canal y que no recibia
este beneficio el 19 de diciembre
de 1977, continuara siendo inele-
-El empleado que en el mo-
mento de ser seleccionado para un
nombramiento o traslado era elegi-
ble para la repatriaci6n a una ubi-
caci6n fuera del Istmo bajo una de
las siguientes situaciones, normal-
mente aparecera como resident del
lugar al cual 61 o ella hubiera sido
(a) Como empleado de otra
agencia gubernamental de los
Estados Unidos o como miem-
bro de las Fuerzas Armadas.
(b) Como miembro de una
compafiia privada., o

(c) Como c6nyuge o hijo
de un empleado que cae bajo
(a) o (b) anterior.
-Un empleado temporero, de
tiempo parcial o intermitente el
19 de diciembre de 1977, no es ele-
gible aimn cuando mAs tarde es con-
vertido o nombrado a una posici6n
permanent y de tiempo complete.
-Si tanto el esposo como la es-
posa trabajan en el Istmo con la
misma o diferentes agencies fede-
rales y cada uno individualmente
Ilena los requerimientos de elegi-
bilidad para viaje de vacaciones por
cuenta del Gobierno en la agencia
(Continma en la pdgina 4)

Orientaci6n Para Padres
El miercoles a las 7:30 p.m. en
el gimnasio de Paraiso se presen-
tarA un program de orientaci6n
para los padres de los estudiantes
de la Escuela Secundaria de Pa-
raiso con el objeto de familiarizar-
los con los programs educativos
de la Escuela Secundaria de Balboa.

El Obispo Festo Kivengere y
Michael Cassidy serAn los oradores
de fondo durante las reuniones pa-
trocinadas por la Misi6n Intersec-
taria '78 en el Estadio de Balboa a
las 6 p.m. el sAbado 21 de enero y
domingo 22 de enero. Kivengere
fue uno de los lideres religiosos
que fueroin obligados a huir de
Uganda el afio pasado, despu6s de
la muerte del Arzobispo Janani,
Luwum, y se le otorg6 el Primer
Premio de Libertad Internacional
en Noruega por su defense de la
libertad en Uganda.
El Director do Asuntos Civiles
Fred A. Cotton darA el discurso de
hicnvenida en la reunion del sA-
1hado, al igual que cl General de
Brigada Robert B. Tanguy, Coman-

dante en Jefe Auxiliar del Coman-
do Sur, el domingo.
Kivengere tambi6n hara uso de
la palabra durante el caf6 del Club
de Mujeres Cristianas del AtlAnti-
co a las 8:45 a.m. el martes, 24 de
enero, en el Club de Clases de
Fuerte Davis. Las reservaciones
pueden hacerse Ilamando a Beth
Bassett al 43-2375 antes del 19 de
El jueves, 26 de enero, el Obis-
po Kivengere hablara durante el
almuerzo del Club de Mujeres Cris-
tianas a las 11:30 a.m. en el Club
de Oficiales de Fuerte Amador. Las
reservaciones pueden hacerse Ila-
mando a Ms. Hugh Harrell al
23-8069 o Ms. Archie Carroll al

Bondurant y Leavy Dirigira'n

Escuela Secundaria de Balboa

Obispo Festo Kivengere de Uganda Hablara en

Reuniones en Sectores Atlintico y Pacifico


7--- -.



Enero 13, 1978

Viernes 13 de Enero de 1978
RAINBOW CITY Jueves-Bite the Bullet (PG)
Domingo-Scalp Hqnters y Adios Sabata PARAISO
Lunes-Pin Panther Strikes Again (PG) Domingo-Gumball Rally (SIT) (PG)
V'Iartss--The Late Show (PG) Lunes-The Green Berets (PG)
Mifrcoles--My Way (SIT) (PG) Milrcoles-Bonnie and Clyde (SIT) (R)
GUIA DE PELICULAS: (G) Audiencia general para personas de todas las edades. (PG) Se sugiere
la Gufa de los Padres, pues parte de la pelicula no sera apta pare nifios. (R) Restringida.
Menores de 17 afes tendrAn que ir acompahiados de uno de los padres o su guardian legal.
(X) No se admitiri monores de 17 arios. (SIT) Tftulos en espahol.

COaLal,1 ,
10:00-Programa Religiose
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Cine Vespertino
3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
3:30-Plaza S6samo
4:00-Mundo Infantil
5:00-La Tremenda Corte
5:30-Tierra de Gigantes
6:30-Teved6s Informa
.7:30-Donny & Marie
8:30-Acci6n y Misterio
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-Ultima Tanda

11:00-De Mujer a Mujer
12:00-Cocina Oster*
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-F-itbol en TV-2
2:00-El Ancho Mundo del
3:00-Patrulla Secreta
4:00-Luna de Papel
4:30-Cine Sabatino
6:30-Teved6s rnforma
7:30-Disco '77
8:00-Historia Policial
9:00-Archive Confidencial
10:00-Cine de Oro
10:00-Santa Misa
11:00-Todo per la Patria
12:00-Loteria Ayer y Hoy
2:00-Club PTL

F *A colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso

3:00-Cowboy in Africa
4:00-Cine de Acci6n
8:00-El Hombre Nuclear
9:00-Best Seller
11:30-Oso Ben
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Cine Vespertino
3.:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
3:30-Plaza Sdsameo
4:00-Los Muppets
4:30-Corre Camino
5:00-La Tremenda Corte
5:30-Viaje al Fondo del Mar
6:30-Tevedds Informa
7:30-La Mujer Maravilla
8:30-Cine favorite*
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-Ultima Tanda

10:00-Programa Religiose
11:30-Speedy Gonzalez
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Cine Vespertino
3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
3:30-Plaza Sesamo0 -
4:00-Marine Boy
4:30-Porky Pig
5:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Eduardo VII
8:30-Calles de San Francisco

C xiJ l 4 lA colors. Sujeto a cam
VIERNES 7:00-Tigres Voladores
10:50-Documental 8:00-Kojak 0
10:55-Festival de Cartones 9:00-Hawai 5-0 0
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar0 10:00-Gran Cine
11:45-Dos Locos Disponibles LUNES
12:00-Candilejas* lOL:45-Prgrama EducativS
12:45-Meridiano VGRB 10:45-Programa Educative
12:45- eridn deledidiaRB 11:00-Festival de Cartones
1:00-lnfoermativeo del Mdio 11:15-El Arte de Cocinar
1:30--Dra Vez Ayer 11:45-Dos Locos Disponibles
2:30-Maiana Sotn O tro Dis 12:00-Show de Eduardo
3:00-Mundos Opuestos Segundo
3:30-Astro Boy 12:45-Meridiano VGRB
4:00-El Inspector Ardilla 1:00-Informative del Mediodia
4:30-La Tierra Misteriosa 1:30-Otra Vez Ayer
5:00-Los Trotamundos 2:30--Maltana Sera Otro Dia
5:30-Los Hdroes de Hogan 3:00-Mundos Opuestos
6:00-Telenoticias RPC 3:30-Astro Boy .
7:00-Pentagrama 04:00-El Inspector Ardilla
8:00-L0 Imperdonable 4:30-La Tierra Misteriosa
9:00 --La indomable 5:00-Los Trotamundos
10:0 -Cuestidn de Minutes 5:300-Los Hroes de Hogan
10:15-Viernes Deportivo 6:00-Telenoticias RPC
SABADO 7:00-Chespirito 0
10:00-Camino de la Verdad 8:00-Lo Imperdonable
10:30-Festival de Cartones 9:00-La Indomable
10:45-Visi6n* 10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
11.15 -Colnnizadores del Future 10;:15-EncuentrO

11:45-Cazadores de Fantasmas
12:15-Hogar Dulce Hogar
1:30--Martinez Blanco
4:00-Daktari 0
5:00-Perdidos en el Espacio
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
8:00-Joe Forrester
9:00-Centro Medico0
10:00-Cine Monumental

9:00-Himno Nacional
9:15-La Santa Misa o
10:00-Ciencia para los Jdvenes
10:30-Todo por la Patria *
12:00-Silvese Quien Pueda
12:30-Topo Gigio
1:00-Domingo Deportivo 0
6:00-300 Millanes

10:50-Documental de la
11:15--El Arte de Cocinar a
11:45-Dos Locos Disponibles
12:45-Meridiano VGRB
1:00-Informativo del Mediodia
1:30-Otra Vez Ayer.
2:30-Mailana Sera Otro Dia
3:00-Mundos Opuestos
3:30-Astro Boy
4:00-El Inspector Ardilla
4:30-La Tierra Misteriosa
5:00-Los Trotamundos
5:30-Los Hdroes de Hogan
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Pilginas de Oro
8:00-Lo Imperdonable
9:00-La Indomable

10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-Ultima Tanda

12:00-Loteria y Alegria
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Cine Vespertino
3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
3:30-Plaza Sesamoo
4:00-Pajaro Loco
4:30-Johnny Quest
5:00-La Tremenda Corte
5:30-77 Sunset Strip
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Programa Especial
8:30-En Busca de ...
9:00-Trilogia Policiaca
0:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-Ultima Tanda

10:00-Programa Religioso
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Cine Vespertino
3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
3:30-Plaza Slsamoo
5:00-La Tremenda Corte
5:30-Surfside 6
6:30-Teved6s Informa
8:30-Lo Mejor del Boxeo
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00--Ultima Tanda
mbios sin previo aviso.
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal
10:55-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinaro
11:45-Festival de Cartones
12:00-Sorteo de los Milrcoles
12:45-Meridiano VGRB
1:00-Informative del Mediodia
1:30-Dtra Vez Ayer
2:30-Mafiana Seri Otro Dia
3:00-Mundos Opuestos -
3:30-Astro Boy
4:00-El Inspector Ardilla
4:30-La Tierra Misteriosa
5:00-Los Trotamundos
5:30L-Losoes de Hogan
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Un Angel Llamado
8:00-Lo Imperdonable
9:00-La Indomable
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal
10:45-Documental de la
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar
11:45-Dos Locos Disponibles
12:00-La Criada Bien Criada*
12:45-Meridiano VGRB
1:00-Informative del Mediedia
1:30-Otra Vez Ayer
2:30-Marlana Sera Otro Dia
3:00-Mundos Opuestos
3:30-Astro Boy
4:00-El Inspector Ardilla
4:30-La Tierra Misteriosa
5:00-Los Trotamundos
5:30-Los Hdroes de Hogan
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Super Especial
8:00-Lo Imperdonable
9:00-La Indomable
10:00-Cuestifn de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal

Parfitt Nombra

Nuevo Defensor

De Oficio en Z. C
Daniel D. Douglass, abogado en
la Zona del Canal, ha sido nombra-
do Defensor de Oficio para la Zona
del Canal. Su reciente nombramien-
to a dicho puesto por el Goberna-
dor H. R. Parfitt fue efectiyo des-
pu6s de la renuncia de William J.
Sheridan, Jr., que ocup6 la posici6n
durante 27 afios.
El Defensor de Oficio represent
a los criminals acusados ante la
Corte Distritorial de los Estados
Unidos que carecen de recursos
para pagar su defense.
Douglass recibi6 su doctorado en
leyes de la Facultad de Derecho
de la Universidad de Oklahoma en
1968. Desde 1968 hasta 1972,
Douglass prest6 servicio con la Fuer-
za Area con el grado de official
con asignaciones en los Estados
Unidos y en la Base A6rea Clark
en las Filipinas. Es miembro de los
Colegios de Abogados de Oklaho-
ma y Americana, y el vicepresidente
actual del Colegio de Abogados~'de
la Zona del Canal.
Douglass estA casado con Georget-
te Sosa de Panama, y es hijo del
Dr. D. D, Douglass y sefiora. Su
padre es jefe de radiologia en el
Hospital Gorgas.

Conclusion de Lista de Jubilados en Diciembre 1977
(Viene del numero anterior).

Los nombres de 72 empleados
del Canal completan la lista de los
que se jubilaron durante el mes de
diciembre. Los nombres, sus posi-
ciones, lugares de trabajo v el total
de afios de servicio con el Gobier-
no de los Estados Unidos son los
Joseph R. Agnoly, operario de montacargas
de trinche. Division de Abasto, sector
Atlintico: 35 allos 2 meses 14 dias.
Felipe Aguilar, obrero, Divisi6n de Servicios
Comunales, sector Atlantico: 38 alios 28
Marcos E. Alonso, operario de grla, Direc-
ci6n de Terminales, sector Atlintico: 26
aeos 10 meses 27 dias.
Fidelina M. de Apolayo, auxiliar de enfer-
meria, Hospital Gorgas, sector Pacifico:
.32 afos 8 meses 21 dias.
Demetrio Avendafio, obrero, Division de Ser-
vicios Comunales, sector Pacifico: 34
alos 10 meses 27 dias.
Arcadia Avila, pasacables, Divisi6n de Ter-
minales, sector Atlintico: 31 alos 4 meses
6 dhas.
Chares E. Belden, contador, cuentas de ope-
raciones, Divisi6n de Contabilidad, sector
Pacifico: 40 alos 7 meses 13 dias.
Clarence E. Bennett, obrero de hormig6n,
Division de Esclusas, sector Atlintico:
31 alios 6 meses 19 dias.
Auman L. V. Best, oficinista, secci6n de n6-
minas, Divisi6n Industrial, sector Pacifico:
46 alos 7 meses 1 dia.
Manuel A. Bocaranda, marinero-lancha mo-
tora, Capitania del Puerto, sector Paci-
fico: 32 asos 3 moses 13 dias.
Louis A. Browne, obrero de electricidad, Di-
vision de Dragado, sector Pacifico: 36
alios 7 moses 2 dias.
SaUl R. Caballero, operario de lancha a mo-
tor, Capitania del Puerto, Crist6bal, sec-
tor Atlintico: 31 a7os'6 meses 25 dfas.
Regina Carriin, sepulturero, Division de Ser-
vicios Comunales, sector Pacifico: 32 aios
8 rri4ses.
Mary J. Cole, enfermera clfnica, Hospital
Coco Solo, sector Atlintico: 25 aitos
7 meses 26 dias.
Manuel D. Cortes, cocinero, Hospital Gorgas,
sector Pacffico: 35 .ahos 22 dias.
George Albert Cumberbatch, obrero, siste-
mas de distribuci6n de combustible, Di-
visiin de Abasto Maritime, sector Paci-
fico: 16 alos 10 meses 9 dias.
Basil E. Curtis, ayudante de mecinico de
automlviles, Divisiln de Transporte a Mo-
tor, sector Atlantico: 37 anis 8 mese
29 dias.
Aquilino de la Cruz, operario de tractor, Di-
visi6n de Servicios Comunales, sector Pa-
cifico: 34 ainos 8 meses 12 dias."
Felix A. Dogu6, oficinista de abasto, Divi-
siun Industrial, sector Atlantico: 30 aieos
2 meses 1 dia.
Antonio Downer, operario de vehiculos a
motor, Divisi6n de Transporte a Motor,
sector Atlantico: 36 anos 5 meses 23 dias.
Pablo Forbes, operarfo de lanchas, Capitania
del Puerto, Balboa, sector Pacifico: 36
altos 5 moses 18 dias.
Crispiliano G6mez G., estibador, Divisi6n de
Terminales, sector Pacifico: 29 alos 10
meses 11 dies.
Carlos A. Gonzilez, cocinero, Divisi6n de
Abasto, sector Pacifico: 33 anos 3 meses
19 dias.
Marcelino F. Gournet, aparejador, Divisi6n
Industrial, sector Atlantico: 38 alios 3

meses 1 dia.
Wilbert F. Graham, obrero de mantenimiento,
Division de Mantenimiento, sector Atlin-
tico: 19 anos 7 meses 17 dfas.
Leandro Grimas A., carpintero, Divisi6n de
Dragado, sector Pacifico: 30 aios 8 me-
ses 28 dias.
Richard M. Hirons, capataz de mantenimien-
to general de eqiipo m6vil, Divisi6n de
Transporte a Motor, sector Atlintico: 36
aflos 4 meses 9 dfas.
Harland'V. Howard, Jr., supervisor, ingeniero
general (Jefe del Ramo de Inspecci6n de
Contratos), Divisi6n de Construcci6n, sec-
tor Pacifico: 38 alios 8 dias.
Thomas A. Hull, carpintero, Divisi6n de
Esclusas, sector Atlantico: 35 asos 16
Lilian M. Joshua, oficinista, almac6n de ven-
tas, Divisi6n de Abasto, sector Pacifico:
35 aiios 3 meses 25 dias.
James 0. King, electricista, Divisi6n de Elec-
tricidad, sector Pacifico: 27 arios 11 me-
ses 20 dias.
James S. Lewis, verificador de carga, Divi-
si6n de Terminales, sector Atlantico: 37
arios 7 meses 21 dias.
Frederick M. Linck, supervisor de guardian,
Division de Protecci6n del Canal, sector
Atlintico: 34 aios 3 meses 5 dias.
Douglas B. Litton, maestro de Escuela Se-
cundaria-Escuela estadounidense, Divi-
si6n de Escuelas, sector Atlintico: 17
anos 2 meses 8 dfas.
Magin L6pez G., obrero, Division de Servi-
cios Comunales, sector Pacifico: 33 atos
28 dias.
Lawrence W. Mathews, lubricador-planta flo-
tante, Divisi6n de Dragado, sector Paci-
fico: 40 alios 2 moses 1 dia.
John R. McGlade, capataz general de man-
tenimiento, Divisi6n de Esclusas, sector
Pacifico: 36 alos 22 dias.
Fernando P. Merino, botero (esclusas) Divi-
si6n de Esclusas, sector Pacifico: 28 afei
7 meses 1 dia.
Humberto G. Middleton, mecinico de equipo
Division Industrial, sector Atlantico: 28
ainos 8 moses 7 dias.
Willesty Mitchell, operario de lancha a mo-
tor, Capitania del Puerto, Crist6bal, sec-
tor Atlintico: 33 alos 8 meses 12 dias.
Marciano Ortega, capataz cocinero, Hospital
Gorgas, sector Pacifico: 36 aitos 1 mes
6 dias.
Cyril t. Pessna, mantenimiento (muelles), r
vision de Terminales, sector Atlantico: 46
ainos 21 dias.
Katharine T. Purdy, secretaria-estenografia,
Hospital Gorgas, sector Pacifico: 25 altos
2 meses 26 dias.
Samuel Ringrose, aseador, Divisi6n de Servi-
cios Comunales, sector Pacifico: 29 alios
10 meses 22 dias.

Justo G. Rivas, operario de gria, Divisi6n d
Terminales, sector Pacifico: 31 aios 6 me-
ses 2 dias..
Carroll B. Robertson, instructor, cursos de
adiestramiento (elictrico), Personal de
Adiestramiento Industrial, sector Pacifico:
26 alos 10 meses 11 dias.
Robert H. Rupy, m6dico (Jefe de Oftalmolo-
gfa),' Hospital Gorgas, sector Pacifico: 28
alios 9 meses 12 dias.
Arcadio Salazar, ayudante de armador de bu-
ques, Divisi6n Industrial, sector Atlinti-
co: 32 anos 11 meses 8 dias.
James R. Shirley, funcionario encargado de
mantenimiento de predios y edificios, Divi-
si6n de Servicios Comunales, sector Paci-
fico: 35 alos 22 dfas.
John E. Sholund, Jr., capataz de turn de la
plant generadora, Divisi6n de Electrici
dad, sector Pacifico: 30 anlos 1 mes 4
Irwin S. Small, supervisor de oficinistas,
secci6n de n6minas, Divisi6n de Esclusas,
sector Pacifico: 49 alios 1 dia.
Cynthia S. Soberanis, ayudante de enferme-
ria-psiquiatria, Centro de Salud Mental de
la Zona del Canal, sector Pacifico: 38
arios 11 meses 11 dias.
Ana T. Tucker, aseadora, Divisi6n de Servi-
cios Comunales, sector Pacifico: 25 arios
7 meses 21 dias.
Sidney S. Tudor, operario de vehrculo a mo-
tor, Divisi6n de Transporte a Motor, sec-
tor Pacifico: 31 anos 10 meses.
Alice R. Turner, oficinista, almacrn de ven-
tas, Divisi6n de Abasto, sector Pacifico:
34 ainos 1 res 3 dias.
Ernest C. Van Horn, capataz de operaciones
de esclusas, Divisi6n de Esclusas, sector
Pacifico: 30 anos 6 meses 19 dias.
Antonio E. Visquez, lubricador, Divisi6n de
Esclusas, sector Pacffico: 30 ainos 3 meses
13 dias.
Jorge 1. Vejas, lubricador, Capitania del Puer-
to, sector Pacifico: 39 alios 5 meses 4
Victor M. Vega, trabajador de almacen, Di-
visi6n de Abasto, sector Pacifico: 33 aieos
5 meses 11 dias.
Bernardino Villarreal, carpintero, Divisi6n de
Mantenimiento, sector Atlintico: 26 ainos
1 mes 6 dias.
Leonidas W. Urriola S., ayudante de solda-
dor, Divisi6n de Mantenimiento, sector Pa-
cifico: 22 anos 2 meses 13 dlas.
Clarence A. Walter, obrero, Divisi6n de Abas-
to, sector Pacifico: 16 aios 2 meses 11
William J. Watkins, almacenero, Divisi6n de
Electricidad, sector Pacifico: 38 aios 9
moses 28 dias.
(Continwa en la pdgina 4)

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Gobernador de la Zona del Canal Vicegobernador Director de Informaci6n
El SPILLWAY es una publicaci6n official del Canal de PanamA. Los articulos
que en ella aparecen pueden ser reproducidos libremente. Toda colabora-
ci6n debe estar en la Oficina de Prensa antes del mediodia del viernes
anterior a su publicaci6n. Despu6s de esa fecha s61o se aceptaran noticias
oficiales de urgencia. Subscripci6n annual: correo ordinario $6; correo ordi-
nario, para estudiantes $4; correo a6reo $19. Enviese cheque o giro postal
a favor de The Panama Canal Company y dirigido a: Jefe de Servicios
Administrativos, Box M, Balboa Heights, C. Z.

t>~'&ir 2~



Con un apret6n de manos el Gobernador H. R. Parfitt felicita a William
Henry Rose despu6s de hacerle entrega de un certificado de 50 arios de
servicio y un bot6n de oro de solapa con cinco diamantes, uno por cada
10 afios de servicio con el Canal. Rose, oficinista a cargo de los tramites
de jubilaci6n en el Ramo de Planillas, se acogi6 a la jubilaci6n el mes
pasado. La Sra. de Rose asisti6 a la ceremonia. -

pasado. La Sra. de Rose asisti6 a la ceremonia. -

Enero 13, 1978


Negaran Fondos Gubernamentales a L.

Organizaciones que Discriminen Lu

El President ha enviado un me- Para poneE en ejecuci6n la pol
morandum a los Jefes de los De- ca localmente, el Director de Asi
partamentos y Agencias Ejecutivas tos Civiles emiti6 una directive
en el cual exige que el Gobierno se que todas las organizaciones c
abstenga de apoyar programs que soliciten ayuda del Fondo de Co
discriminen contra raza, color, u ori- tingencia del Presidente tendrAn q
gen national. La determinada poli- incluir una clausula no discrimir
tica estA contenida en el Articulo VI toria en sus estatutos a fin de
de la Ley de Derechos Civiles consideradas para una donacin
de 1964. consideradas para una donacin
El significado del memorAndum La Oficina de Igualdad de Opc
del Presidente es que no se otor- tunidades de Empleo tiene la r
garin fondos gubernamentales a ponsabilidad de administrar y
ninguna organizaci6n que no inclu- pervisar el program para la Coi
ya una declaraci6n en sus estatutos painia y el Gobierno incluyendo
diciendo que ninguna persona debe trImite e investigaci6n de las q>
por motives de raza, color u origen jas de discriminacion.
national, ser excluida de participar
en, ser negada los beneficios de, o Para mAs informaci6n comu
de alguna manera ser objeto de dis- quese con el Director de Igu
criminaci6n bajo cualquier progra- dad de Oportunidades de Emp
ma o actividad de la organizaci6n. lamando al 52-3101.

Estudiantes Ayudan a un Amigo

Tan pronto como los estudiantes
del 89 grado de la Escuela Secun-
daria de Curundi recibieron la no-
ticia de que un condiscipulo habia
caido gravemente enfermo durante
su viaje de regreso despues de unas
vacaciones en los Estados Unidos,
no perdieron tiempo en entrar en
Al saber que la subsiguiente
operaci6n, tratamientos y hospita-
lizaci6n del oven en el Hospital
Military de Walter Reed seria una
tremenda carga monetaria para su
madre, los j6venes emprendieron
una campafia Navidefia para recau-
dar fondos. La campafia compren-
di6 un dia de trabajo en el cual
vendieron sus servicios, organiza-
ron numerosas ventas de dulces, e
hicieron una colecta de dinero en-
tre sus vecinos. Cuando llegaron las





Navidades, tenian un gran total de
$2,039.32 dinero que enviaron a la
madre de su amigo enfermo, que.
es empleada del Canal y que ac-
tualmente estA en vacaciones sin
Los estudiantes tambien inunda-
ron al joven con cientos de tarje-
tas de Navidad para hacerle saber
que sus amigos en la Zona del
Canal piensan en 61 constante-

Reunion del College Club
La obra literaria The Thorn
Birds, por Kathleen McCullough,
serA discutida por Beverly Parker
durante la reuni6n de enero del
"Caribbean College Club", el jue-
ves 17 de enero a las 7:30 p.m.
Para mAs informaci6n, Ilame a
Arlene Owen al 43-1707.


En presencia de sus amistades que sonrefan en apro-
baci6n, William H. Hicks, al centro, y su esposa Mar-
garet, aceptan una-Llave Maestra en el grado de
"Maestro Pescador" de manos del Gobernador H. R
Parfitt, derecha al frente, mientras el Vicegobernador
R. L. Hunt, izquierda, observa. Los esposos Hicks
son muy conocidos en Gamboa por su contribuci6n
personal a las actividades de la vida comunal, en
particular los programs recreativos para j6venes.
Como' president del Club Mundial de Pesca de
Percha, Bill Hicks ha ensefiado a los j6venes todo lo
relacionado a la pesca y navegaci6n segura. Tambi6n
sirvi6 durante muchos afios como inspector de embar-
caciones de recreo en el Club de Yates de Gamboa,


I / 'if? 1,

i-I- -


y fue Vicepresidente del Club Campestre y de Golf
de Gamboa, consejero de los Nifnos Eitploradores de
AmBrica, y miembro de la Logia de Masones, del
Templo de Ritos Escoceses, y del Abou Saad Shrine.
Hicks se acogi6 a la jubilaci6n despu6s de 15 afios
con la DivisiOn de Policia de la Zona del Canal, la
mayor parte de los cuales fue en Gamboa. El y su
esposa fijaran su residencia en Diamond City, Ar-
kansas. En el fondo aparecen, de izquierda a derechi:
Harold Green, president del Consejo Civico de Gam-
boa; George Tochterman, sargento encargado de la
Estaci6n de Llamadas de Gamboa, y el Capitan Jaye
Dietz, instructor de ejercicios de la Divisi6n de

La Universidad de la Zona del
Canal ofreeerA dos cursos relaciona-
dos con el arte dramAtico durante
el semestre primaveral para los afi-
cionados al teatro y para los estu-
diantes interesados en seguir esa
carrera. Los cursos, Introducci6n al
Drama y Taller Musical para Tea-
tro, abarcan objetivos que exponen

al estudiante al teatro como una de
las humanidades e involucran al es-
tudiante en la presentaci6n de una
forma especial de teatro: la come-
dia musical. Los instructors para
dichos cursos son Marguerite Lum-
ley y Bruce Quinn.
La producci6n seleccionada es la

obra musical fuera de Broadway El
Grande de Coca-Cola.
La matricula en la Universidad
estarA abierta hasta el 13 de enero,
y las classes empezarAn el 16 de
enero y terminarAn el 25 de mayo.
La presentaci6n de la obra El Gran-
de de Coca-Cola estA programada
para fines de abril.

Siembran Arboles Para Reemplazar Banianos Muertos de Balboa

Al igual que los series humans,
los Arboles envejecen y se mueren.
Debido a las condiciones ambienta-
les, algunos contraen enfermedades
prematuramente. Esto es lo que le
ha ocurrido a los hermosos banianos
que durante casi medio siglo ban
adornado el paisaje local, han pro-

porcionado sombra, y han acentua-
do la dignidad del Area.
Durante los iltimos 20 afios, los
banianos vienen sufriendo de vejez,
enfermedades y condiciones adver-
sas. Unos 40 de los venerable Arbo-
les que fueron sembrados hace casi
45 aflos, han tenido que ser corta-

dos en la Avenida Roosevelt y el
Area al sur del Edificio de Adminis-
traci6n. Se sabe que los banianos
tienen una existencia de mAs de
100 afios si las condiciones son idea-
les y si crecen en su propia region
El anmbiente artificial de la ciu-

Durante alg6n tiempo la Avenida Roosevelt se verA dos a lo largo de la acera. gCuinto tiempo tomara
desnuda sin sus elegantes Banianos. Pero los populares para que crezcan? Los nifios que ahora estin en se-
Arboles serAn reemplazados por el arbol floreciente gundo grado disfrutarin de su sombra cuando ingre-
Ordeal, tal como estos pequefios que fueron sembra- sen al 109 grado de la Escuela Secundaria de Balboa.

dad dificulta el crecimiento de los
Arboles en estas Areas. Humo, con-
taminaci6n de la atm6sfera, espacio
limitado para las raices, suelo suma-
mente compactado, falta de agua y
calor de los edificios y pavimentos
son desfavorables para la mayoria
de los Arboles. Un Arbol sembrado
entire una acera y la calle permane-
cerA saludable durante afios, pero a
media que las raices se van exten-
diendo hacia el Area cubierta por la
acera y la calle, s6lo puede absor-
ber una cantidad limitada de agua
que penetra por el pequefio espacio
que hay entire la acera y la calle, y
las condiciones se hacen mis desfa-
vorables para el Arbol.
AdemAs de estas circunstancias.
los banianos de Balboa han sido ata-
cados por insects, sus raices han
sido infectadas por hongos que ha-
bitan en el suelo y han'sufrido por
cscascz dc liuvia. Sc crcc que la
prolongada sequia del afiio pasado
fue factor principal de la muerte
del magnifico baniano situado al
lado del Edificio de Administraci6n.
Los agr6nomos del Ramo de Pre-
dios han empleado todas las medi-
das cientificas conocidas con la fina-
lidad de salvar los Arboles. Los han
fertilizado y fumigado para contro-
lar los insects destructivos, trata-
ron fertilizaci6n direct de la savia.
y con much cuidado los podaron
para eliminar las ramas infectadas.
Durante el transcurso de los afios.
los pat6logos y entom6logos del De-
partamento de Agricultura de los
Estados Unidos han venido aqui pa-
ra estudiar el problema de los ba-
nianos infectados. A pesar de las
recomendaciones presentadas y los
esfuerzos incansables del Ramo de
Predios, el problema todavia existe,
En el empefio continue de pro-

veer a las futuras generaciones el
deleite de la sombra y la belleza de
Arboles saludables en el paisaje, el
Ramo de Predios hasta la fecha ha
sembrado 52 Arboles Ordeal a lo
largo de la Avenida Roosevelt, en
reemplazo de los banianos que ya
no estAn, y de los que quedan, que
eventualmente tambi6n morirAn.
ComAnmente conocido como Red-
Water Tree (Arbol de Agua Roja),
el Ordeal es native del Africa, Asia
y Australia. Crece a una altura de
100 pies y en su region natural tie-
ne flores fragrantes e inconspicuas
de color crema o roja. Generalmente
es un Arbol de sombra y comercial-
. mente es usado para la construc-
ci6n. Los Ordeals han sido-sembra-
dos a ambos lados de la Avenida
Roosevelt principalmente por la
frondosidad de su copa. Eventual-
mente los Arboles se juntarAn y pro-
vccrAn sombra a lo largo de la ave-
nida creando un Area de descanso
fresco para peatones y conductores.
El Ramo de Administraci6n de
Predios, bajo la direcci6n del Super-
intendente E. Cordovez, estA extre-
madamente consciente del bienestar
de los Arboles en el Area, y esta cons-
tantemente examinAndolos para ver
si estAn infectados, tratandolos por
dafio y haciendo todo lo possible por
salvarlos a todos. S61o lo eliminarin
si el tratamiento ha fallado y el Ar-
bol esta muy deteriorado o si cons-
tituye un peligro a la propiedad,
transeintes y motorists.

Las Secciones B e I de Balboa y
la Secci6n X de Crist6bal perma-
necerAn cerradas por inventario
todo el dia lunes y martes 30 y 31
de enero, y de nuevo para el re-
cuento el mibrcoles 19 de marzo.

Pagina 3

Cursos de Teatro en la U Desde el 16 de Enero



Enero 13, 1978



Lista de Vacantes y Traslados Para Empleados
Todo solicitante capacitado recibira consideraci6n para trabajo sin distinci6n de raza,
religion, color, nacionalidad, sexo, edad, partidarismo y afiliaci6n political u otro factor no
meritorio. DeberA someterse una solicitud por separado para cada uno de los empleos -que
aparecen en la list. Los salaries indicados serin aumentados a los ciudadanos de los EE. UU.
por medio del diferencial apropiado ademas del factor de impuesto cuando deba aplicarse.
El simbolo 1 indica que es necesario un examen escrito. El simbolo indica quo es una
posici6n de seguridad donde puede emplearse solamente a ciudadanos estadounidenses.
Direcci6n Va-
o Si- can-

POSICIONES PERMANENTES Salario Base Dioisi6n tio
Almacenero MG-6 -------------------------------$2.83 Electricidad P
Analista en Normas de Administracion NM-9/12 (Experiencia en
administration industrial, administraci6n de ingenieria y
conocimientos sobre los principios de ingenieria
industrial) --------- --- -- $14,643,20/$20,758.40 Planificaci6n P
Aseador MG-1 (Conocimiento de inglis)------- --- $2.65 Cap. Puerto A
Auxiliar de Enfermeria/Ayudante de Enfermeria NM-2/3
(Trabajo de turno)-------- -- $5,699.20/$6,011.20 Hos. Gorgas P
Ayudante de Enfermeria-Sala de Operaciones NM-4/5
(Trabajo de turno y debe estar disponible cuando
se Ie necesite)- --- ---$6,572.80/$7,176.00 Hos. Gorgas P
Enfermera/Enfermera Clinica NM-5/7
(Trabajo de turno)-- ------ $7,176.00/$12,001.60 H. Palo Seco P
Enfermera/Enfermera Clinica NM-5/7
(Trabajo de turno) _---- --- -- $7,176.00/$12,001.60 Salubridad A-P
Enfermera Prictica Graduada NM-4 (Trabajo de turno)--- $6,572.80 Hos. Gorgas P
Especialista en Servicios de Comidas NM-7---------$12,188.80 Abastos P
Especialista en Normas de Personal NM-5/11
(Conocimiento de espahol)--- --- $7,176.00/$17,638.40 Personal A
Guardia NM-4 (Conocimiento de ingles)
(Se require licencia para conducir) ----- --- $6,572.80 Prot. Canal A
Hidrdlogo NM-5/9 ___--- ---------- $7,176.00/$14,747.20 Ingenieria P
Mecanico Tornero MG-10 (Conocimiento de inglis)
(Se require saber nadar) ----------- __$7.07 Esclusas A
Obrero MG-2 ----------------------------- ----$2.66 Serv. Cam. A
Obrero MG-3 ---------------------------- $2.68 Serv. Corn. P
Oficinista, Almac6n de Ventas NM-2 (Tiempo parcial,
minimo 40 horas, maximo 60 horas) ---- -- $5,699.20 Abastos A
Oficinista, Almacdn de Ventas NM-2 (Tiempo parcial,
minimo 40 horas, miximo 60 horas)--- ----- -$5,699.20 Abastos P
Oficinista,, Contaduria NM-5----------------- -- $7,176.00 Hos. Gorgas P
Oiicinista-Estendgrafo(a) NM-41 ------------------$6,572.80 Salubridad P
Oficinista-Estendgrafo(a) NM-41 -------- ----- --$6,572.80 VP Finanzas P
Oficinista-Mecanigrafo(a) NM-41 ----- --- -- $6,572.80 VP Finanzas P
Oficinista-Mecanigrafo(a) NM-31 (Bilingiie) (Tiempo
minimo 40 horas, miximo 60 horas) -----------$6,011.20 Personal A
Operario(a) d Computadora NM-7/9---- $12,188.80/$11880/$14747.20 Ingeniera P
Operario(a) de Equipo de Comunicaci6n NM-4 (Conocimiento de
ingles y habilidad en Clave Morse) --------- $6,572.80 Cap. Puerto P
Operario de Vehicuos a Motor MG-5 (Se require licencia para
conducir y trabajo de turno)--------------------- $2.76 Med. Vet. P
Policia Raso PL-1/11 (Se require licencia para conducir) $13,561.60 Policia A-P
Practice o en Adiestramiento CP-2 (Conocimiento de ingles)
(Primeras 40 boras)---- -------- ----- $25,251.20 Op. Trinsito A
Trabajador MG-7 (Se require licencia para conducir) (Se require
conocimiento de carpinteria) (Conocimiento de inglis)--- $3.14 Mantenimiento A
Trabajador MG-7 (Se require licencia para conducir) (Se require
experiencia en-plomeria) (Conocimiento de inglis) -----$3.14 Mantenimiento P
Aseador de Equipo MG-4 (Que no exceda 1 aio)______ $2.71 Ferrocarril P
Obrero MG-3 (Que no exceda 1 alo) _------ --- $2.68 Serv. Com. A
Obrero MG-3 (Que no exceda 1 aio) (Primeras 40 horas) .--$2.68 Terminales A
Obrero MG-2 (Que no exceda 1 aio)___---------------- $2.66 Ferrocarril P
Oficinista NM-4 (Conocimiento de ingl6s) (Que no exceda,
6 meses) --------------- -------------$6,572.80 Personal P
Oficinista de Abasto NM-3 (Se require licencia para conducir)
(Que no exceda 1 aio)------ ----------------$6,011.20 Prdt. Canal A
Oficinista Mecan6grafo(a) NM-3 (Conocimiento de inglis)
(Que no exceda 6 meses)------------------- $6,011.20 Personal P
Operario. de Montacarga de Trinche MG-5 (Que no exceda 1 aao)
(Primeras 40 horas)--------------------- --$2.76 Terminales A
Soldador MG-10 (Conocimiento de inglis)
(Que no exceda 1 ao)------------ -------------$7.707 Ferrocarril P

Las solicitudes deberin presentarse al Ramo de Empleo y Colocacidn de Personal, Edificio
366, Anc6n, o en el Edificio 1105, Cristobal, usando el Formulario 443, SOLICITUD PARA
TRASLADO, en un plazo no mayor de siete (7) dfas calendarios de la feCha de esta publica-
ci6n. Este plazo de 7 dias esta sujeto a pr6rroga segun petici6n de la Divisi6n que est6
anunciando la vacant, o segun decision del Jefe del Ramo de Empleo y Colocaci6n de Per-
sonal. Los requisites pueden ser revisados en cualquiera de estas dos oficinas o en la
Biblioteca de la Zona del Canal. Pueden obtenerse mayores informes en el Ramo de
Colocaciones, teldfonos 52-3583, 52-7867 6 43-1288. Personas calificadas que tengan impe-
dimentos fisicos pueden lamar o visitar al Coordinador del Programa para la Colocaci6n de
Personas Impedidas a fin de ser asesoradas con respect a las vacantes que aparecen
arriba. La oficina del Coordinador est6 situada en el Edificio 345, Sal6n 101, Anc6n, Zona del
Canal, tel6fono 52-7570.

.Lista de Jubilaos I H. B. Miner

(Viene de la pdgina 2)
Frederick A. Watson, carpintero, Divisi6n de
Dragado, sector Pacifico: 37 abos 8 meses
10 dias.
Henry Watson, pasacables, Capitania del
Puerto, Crist6bal, sector Atlantico: 34
aios 1 mes 22 dias.
Leopold E. Welch, oficinista supervisor de
carga, Divisi6n de Transporto y Termina-
les, sector Atlantico: 35 alios 5 meses
29 dfas.
Norbert R. Welsh, lubricador, Capitania del
Puerto, sector Pacifico: 32 aios 4 dias.
Livingston W. White, oficinista, Divisi6n de
Servicios Comunales, sector Pacifico: 39
alas 11 meses 4 dfas.
Clyde A. Willman, director (Escuela Secunda-
ria), Divisi6n de Escuelas, sector Pacifico:
22 alos 4 mess 5 dias.
Eric F. Yearwood, ayudante de techador, Di-
visi6n de Mantenimiento, sector Pacifico:
23 aiios 11'dias.
Jerome A. Yearwood, guardia (correccional),
Division de Policia, sector Pacifico: 40
alos 2 meses 15 dias.
Petra S. Yepes, ayudante de enfermeria, Hos-
pital Gorgas, sector Pacifico: 29 aiios 6
meses 3 dias.

Concluye Visita
H. B. Miner, Director del Siste-
ma Military de Radio Afiliado del
Ej6rcito (MARS) del Area Sudeste,
ha estado en el Istmo visitando las
instalaciones MARS desde el lunes.
Miner, que estA estacionado en el
Fuerte McPherson, Georgia, tiene
bajo su responsabilidad un area
que incluye seis estados suretios,
Puerto Rico y ia Zona del Canal.
MARS es una red global de ra-
dio de alta frecuencia que opera
en frecuencias de radio military
asignadas casi exclusivamente a ese
sistema. La organizaci6n esta com-
puesta en su mayoria de volunta-
rios que comparten un interns co-
m6n de comunicaci6n entire radio-
aficionados. En la Zona del Canal,
el Area MARS incluye estaciones
en el sector Atlintico y el sector

1 en que trabaja, cada uno puede
aprovecharse del beneficio de viaje
1 de vacaciones dentro del derecho
de 61 o ella, o cada uno tiene el
1 derecho de aprovecharse de estos
-3 beneficios como el c6nyuge del-
otro. Pero en ningdin caso puede
1 uno de los dos empleados, o sus
1 dependientes, recibir double bene-

-En caso de ser contratado lo-
calmente y tener a su c6nyuge en
el Area, el empleado no sera ele-
gible si el motive de su presencia
en el Istmo es que el c6nyuge de
61 o ella esta en el Area como
miembro del Servicio Extranjero,
como miembro de los servicios uni-
formados, como individuo privado,
o como empleado de una organiza-
cion privada individual o no Fede-
ral. El factor critic en estos casos
es determinar quien ocupa el pues-
to que mantiene a la familiar en el
Area. El razonamiento en tales ca-
sos es la suposici6n de que un in-
dividuo casado que trabaja en el
Istmo se encuentra en el Area de-
blido a su propio empleo si 61 o ella
aporta una parte substancial del in-
greso total de la familiar. En la de-
terminaci6n de si es o no una "can-
tidad substantial del ingreso total
de la familiar cualquier empleado
que es compensado seg6n los sa-
larios bAsicos estadounidenses es
automaticamente considerado como
contribuyente de una cantidad
substantial del ingreso de la fami-
lia. Si subsiguientemente obtiene
un divorcio o separacion legal, se
considcrarA quo 61 o ella cstA cn el
Area por raz6n de su empleo, sin
que imported el monto de su aporte
al ingreso de la familiar antes del
divorcio o la separaci6n.
-En caso de que ambos c6nyu-
ges hayan sido empleados por el
Gobierno de los Estados Unidos y
uno se jubila mientras el otro con-
tinia trabajando, se supone que el
conyuge que contin6a trabajando
estA en el Area debido al empleo de
61 o ella.
-Si un individuo soltero tiene
mAs de 21 afios, y trabaja en el
Istmo, es eligible para los benefi-
cios de viaje de vacaciones, y 61
o ella lo continuara siendo a6n des-
pu6s de casado. No importa si el
conyuge del empleado es:
(a) Ciudadano estadouniden-
se o no estadounidense,

Viene Asesor de U de Oklahoma

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El Dr. James L. Latimer aparece
-1 ante el Monumento Goethals du-
1 rante su visit de Navidad "post-
doctorado" con sus padres.' Su
1 padre, Dr. Charles Latimer es el
Superintendent Auxiliar de Escue-
2 las en la Zona del Canal y su ma-
2 dre Alice Latimer es consejera en
la Escuela Secundaria de Balboa.
1 Con el doctorado en ingenieria
1 el6ctrica y fisica aplicada del joven
Latimer en Caltech suman a diez
2 el n6mero de titulos acad6micos
obtenidos entire los tres.

El Dr. Gerald E. Ruffin, Coor-
dinador de los Programas Avanza-
dos de la Universidad de Okla-
homa, visitara la Zona del Canal
del 18 al 28 de enero.
El Dr. Ruffin invita a todos los
interesados, futures estudiantes, y
estudiantes de todas las especiali-
dades a que vengan a charlar con
61 sobre cualesquiera asuntos perti-
nentes al program.
Para concertar citas en la oficina
de- Albrook el 19, 24, 26 o 27 de
enero, laame al 86-2328, en el Cen-
tro Educativo de Fuerte Davis el
23 de enero, Ilame al 89-3333; en
la Base Howard, el 20 de enero,
Ilame al 84-5706; en el Fuerte
Kobbe el 20 de enero, Ilame al
84-3150, y en el Fuerte Amador el
25 de enero, lame al 86-2328.
Se invita a todos los estudiantes
a asistir a una de las siguientes
reuniones: 7:30 p.m., 23 de enero,
Edificio 32, Centro Educativo de
Fuerte Davis; 7:30 p.m., 24 de
enero, Cuarto 12, Edificio 95, Cen-
tro Educativo de Fuerte Clayton.
El Dr. Ruffin tendrA todos los de-
talles con respect a los programs
revisados de Administraci6n de Ne-
gocios y Gerencia.
El program graduado de la Uni-
versidad de Oklahoma ha funciona-

do en la Zona del Canal desde ene-
ro de 1972 y ofrece el Grado de
Maestria en Artes en ocho campos
diferentes: Relaciones Humanas,
Economia, Administraci6n P6blica,
Administraci6n General, Psicologia
Educativa, Direcci6n y Asesora-
miento Educativo, Gerencia y Ad-
ministraci6n de Negocios.

Club de Jardineria

Ofrece Gira a Puntos

De Intere's el Viernes

El viernes 20 de enero el Club
de Jardineria de la Zona del Canal
patrocinarA una gira a distintos
puntos de interns para los amantes
de la jardineria.
Para conveniencia de los. miem-
bros y sus invitados, el Club de
Jardineria tendrA disponible un bus
en el estacionamiento del Edificio
de Asuntos Civiles a las 8:30 a.m.
Se solicita a los miembros e invi-
tados que traigan consigo sus pro-
pios refrescos para esta gira que
durarA medio dia.
Para hacer reservaciories Ilame a
los siguientes n6meros antes del
16 de enero, 52-6029, 85-4790 6

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
(b) Miembro del serviciq
military o del Servicio Extran-
(c) Trabaja por si mismo o
es empleado de tina empresa
privada, o
S(d) Desempleado.
Si 61 o ella subsiguientemente se
divorcia o se separa legalmente, 61
o ella podria, desde luego, conti-
nuar siendo eligible.
Para los Nuevos Contratados
Para los empleados contratados
despues del 19 de diciembre de
1977, se aplican los siguientes prin-
-Cualquier individuo reclutado
fuera del Istmo es eligible para el
viaje de vacaciones por cuenta del
-Un empleado contratado local-
mente no es eligible para el viaje
de vacaciones a nmenos que 61 o ella
sea contratado, promovido o reasig-
nado a un puesto permanent de
tiempo complete de salario basico
estadounidense para el cual no
habia solicitantes capacitados adi-
cionales localmente en el moment
de Ilenar la posici6n. "Solicitantes
capacitados adicionales" quiere de-
cir que habia por lo menos tres so-
licitantes capacitados, incluyendo el
individuo seleccionado, disponibles
localmente en el moment de se-
-Un empleado contratado local-
mente a base de tiempo parcial,
temporero o intermitente no es
-Un empleado contratado local-
mente en una posici6n de salario
bAsico estadounidense y que es ele-
gible debido a la falta de solicitan-
tes adicionales disponibles local-
mente, tambien debe tener residen-
cia identificable fuera del Istmo.
Tanto los empleados presents
como los nuevos contratados 'que
son clasificados como elegibles, a
fin de que se apruebe el viaje de
vacaciones, deben haber completa-
do satisfactoriamente un periodo
minimo de servicio con la organi-
zaci6n canalera. Generalmente este
period consta de 2 aiios. Ademas,
los empleados deben acordar per-
manecer en el servicio de la Com-
pan ia y el Gobierno por 2 anios
mAs despu6s de-regresar de vaca-

ciones, menos el period de tiem-
po usado durante las vacaciones.
La anterior guia no constitute el
reglamento; los reglamentos mis-
mos contienen unas reglas adicio-
nales, aunque las secciones mas ci-
tadas estin explicadas arriba.
Cuando preparaban los nuevos
reglamentos, se lhizo un esfuerzo
por asegurar que no se empleara
lenguafe que pudiera interpretarse
como discriminatorio contra cual-
quier empleado debido a su sexo o
estado civil.
Las decisions originales sobre
elegibilidad de viaje de vacaciones
y la determinaci6n sobre el lugar
de residencia son hechas por el
Jefe, Ramo de Empleo y Coloca-
ci6n. Cualquier empleado que de-
see que se hagauna revision de
una decision tomada sobre la ele-
gibilidad de concesi6n de viaje de
vacaciones o modificaci6n del lugar
designado como residencia debera
someter sui solicitud por escrito al
Jefe, Divisi6n de Operaciones de
Personal. Las solicitudes deberin
incluir lo que solicita el empleado
asi como una amplia documenta-
ci6n en apoyo de la solicitud. Las
decisions adversas por el Jefe,
Division de Operaciones de Per-
sonal, pueden apelarse por escrito
al Director de Personal. .

Curso de Contabilidad
Durante Hora de Almuerzo
En Edif. de Administraci6n
Este semestre la Universidad de
la Zona del Canal ofrecera por pri-
mera vez un curso de Contabilidad
para Secretarias, durante la hora
de almuerzo en el Edificio de Ad-
ministraci6n. La clase tiene por ob-
jeto proporcionar un conocimiento
de contabilidad a las secretaries
que lo necesiten en su trabajo, al
igual que para los que deseen me-
jorar su contabilidad personal.
La clase de tres cr6ditos se reu-
nira los lunes, mi6rcoles y viernes
de 11:50 a.m. a 12:40 p.m. en el
Cuarto 10, a partir del 16 de ene-
ro. El maestro es James Higley,
que encabeza el Departamento de
Administraci6n de Negocios. Para
mas informaci6n Ilarne a la Uni-
versidad al 52-3107.

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