Group Title: Panama Canal spillway : el Canal de Panamá spillway
Title: The Panama Canal spillway =
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 Material Information
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: October 20, 1978
Frequency: biweekly[jan. 6, 1984-1999]
weekly[ former -dec. 23, 1983]
biweekly
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Periodicals -- Canal Zone   ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama)   ( lcsh )
Genre: federal government publication   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
 Notes
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: VID01189
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
 Related Items
Preceded by: Spillway
Succeeded by: Faro (Balboa, Panama)

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GM ofthe Panama Canal 4ht-


.. More Than 64 Years of Service to world Commerce



Vol. XVII, No. 9 Friday, Octator 20,1978


@1151111111111 & .f
Robert L. Austin


Canal Zone United Way Box SCOft
18th Day of the Campaign


With close to 40 years of Federal
Government service behind him,
Robert L. Austin has been ap-
pointed chief of the New Orleans
Procurement Division.


Austin began his career in 1940
as a temporary employee in the
Census Bureau in Washington, D.C.
After World War II he transferred
to the New York office of the Pan-
ama Canal Company, where sub-
sequently he served as a clerk, as-
sistant to the Housewares Buyer, and
finally chief, Mechanical Branch.


When the New York operations
of the Company were transferred
to New Orleans in 1961, Austin was
named chief, Institutional Branch,
, a job he has held to the present.


.


Austin is married and has two
daughters, Pamela and Patricia. He
and his wife, June, who was a pro-
fessional singer before they were
married, have had a lifelong interest
in the theater. Mrs. Austin serves as
a full-time volunteer in the New
Orleans Le Petit Theatre, the oldest
amateur group in the United States.
She is also active in the Sweet
Adelines and hopes to meet the
Canal Zone chapter in Los Angeles
this month.


Charles R. Lavallee, Transporta-
tion and Terminals Bureau's man-
agement and budget officer for the
past five years, has been named to
succeed W. M. Brown as manager
of the Railroad Division.
A "native son" of the Isthmus,

seedi t aznnalP a
his parents were civilian employees

:J Ae Ann g ae sa 1%8 ad te
nology with a degree in Industrial
Management.
Lavallee began his federal serv-
ice career as a budget analyst trainee
with the U.S. Army Southern Com
mand and was promoted to posi-
tions of increasing responsibility
through the years. In 1972 he trans-
ferred to the Panama Canal Com-
pany as administrative officer of the
Railroad Division and two years
later was named to his most recent
position of management and budget
officer for the bureau.
Active in Canal Zone community
life, Lavallee is a member of the
C.Z. United Way Budget and
Finance Committee, the Governing
Body of the C.Z. Group Insurance
Board, and the C.Z. Isthmian Lodge
A.F. & A.M.; the secretary/rec-
order/registrar of the Panama Canal
Scottish Rite Bodies; an officer of
the Abou Sand Shrine Temple;


and a permanent member of the
District Grand Lodge of the Canal
Zone A.F. & A.M. He is well
known for his participation as a
member of the Abou Saad Clown
Unit, which was recognized by
Gov. Walter P. Leber with the first

Gr sdent thSe nall@uleal ever
Lavallee is married to the former

udti h Crad e abat MrdCyn-
Zone family, who is employed with
the Port Captain's Office in Balboa.
They have three children, Judith
Ann, Jacqueline Marie, and Jon
Michael, and reside in Ancon.
,
Old Anti-De OrestattOn

P G UndeTOgratR etS TWay
Officials of the Canal Zone and
Panama joined forces this week to
combat the slash-and-burn type
farming that endangers forests in
the Canal Zone.
An announcement was made this
week of a new joint U.S./R. of P.
program of activities aimed at
curbing the deforestation that
threatens the vital supply of water
to the Panama Canal. Dr. Frank
Morris and Ing. Augusto Zambrano
represent the Canal Zone and Pan-
ama as co-chairmen of the Environ
mental Subcommittee.


Overshadowed by the giant crane "Hercules," the
U.S. "Quail" and the U.S. "Shrike" get underway at
the Dredging Division in Gamboa. The versatile crafts


have been put to work on such tasks as aquatic weed
control and servicing buoys. The "Quail" is equipped
with a powerful hydraulic hoisting unit.


The Engineering and Construc-
tion Bureau's two new work boats,
the U.S. Quail and the U.S. Shrike,
passed acceptance tests and were
put to work at the Dredging Divi-
sion on Monday-
Constructed in Holland by Damen
Shipyards at a cost of $328,857, the
boats are now part of a fleet of
22 work launches used in Dredging
Division operations.
The new boats are being eval-
uated as part of the first phase of
a launch replacement program.
The special construction of the
two work boats will help them to
meet the tough demands put upon
them at the Dredging Division.
They are equipped with steel hulls
twice the thickness of present
launches, heavy propeller drive
shafts, and internal freshwater
cooling systems that will not be
subject to the damage from aquatic
vegetation and debris that threatens
external water intake systems. Both
1)oats are equipped with General
Motors engines.
The larger of the boats, the Quail,
has a powerful hydraulic hoisting.
unit with a maximum capacity of
approximately six tons that will
enable it to be used to rotate dredge
pipe, a job that otherwise requires
the use of an anchor barge and
launches; to load and offload large
repair parts and heavy supplies,
such as barrels of fuel and lubri-
cants; to reset line anchors on float-
ing pipelines; to place ball and lake
buoys and small navigational aids;
to handle barrels used in the collec-
tion of oil spill debris and to lift
the 500-pound units used for re-
charging buoys. The hoisting unit
can lift 13,230 pounds at a radius
of 5 feet 7 inches or 2,760 pounds
at a radius of 27 feet 3 inches.


The Quail's towing bit with a
quick release hook will be useful
in towing pipes and buoys, and the
boat's generous deck will provide
ample space for carrying materials
and equipment such as oil booms,
salvage pumps and equipment. It


will also serve as a work platform
in such operations as spreading
copper sulfate for control of aquatic
vegetation.
The twin push knees and the push
props of the Quail will allow it to
(Continued on p. 4)


Amount received
$20,499.75
37,230.98
7,553.50
21,855.80
29,942.50
6,742.00
7,788.0
35,351.75
22,894.00
$189,858.28

$23,464.59
60,272.91
1, L
,
255.00
70.00
1,055.00
$278,944.22


% of goal
62.1
82.7
104.8
86.1
68.1

6
126.9
98.3
84.4

107.1
60.9

102.0
37.8
137.0
69.7


Bureau
Civil Affairs _
Engineering and Construction
Financial V.P.
Health __
Marine
Personnel
Staff _
Supply and Community Service
Transportation and Terminals
Total
other Agencres
Air Force
Army
NaS S C ad
Federal Highway Administration
Department of Justice_
Smithsonian Institute __ __ _
Overall Total_ _ _ _ _ _ _


om o sGoon h as hsed uD apH dss lem
*
Stephanie Corin in exchange for a 1979 Canal Zone Garl Scout calendar.
Featuring pictorial coverage of local Girl Scout activities during the past
year, the calendars have lots of space for jotting down appointments and
reminders. Girl Scouts are selling the calendars now at Panama Canal and
military stores on both sides of the Isthmus.


( New Division Chiefs


UStin Heads New Orleans OH ice


4,






li .






5


Levellee Named Railroad Manager


TWO Or 808tS OnStructed in Holland


SCOInt BT to re gIng IVISION St t





More power to you if you can figure this one out.



Oee etS DBMS Or GED Tests


Peter J. Glynn has been named
a Commended Student in the 24th
Annual National Merit Scholarship
Program.
The Balboa High School senior
was honored with a letter of com-
mendation for his outstanding per-
formance on the Preliminary Scho-
lastic Aptitude Test/National Merit
Scholarship Qualifying Test which
was administered nationwide to
high school juniors in October 1977.


ANNIVERSARIES
(On the basis of total Federal service)

50 YearS
Engineering and Construction

BT uRedman

40 Years
Supply and Community Service
B ureau
Linton G. Roberts
Rubert A. Shoy
Transportation and Terminals
Bureau
Aubrey D. Reefer
Ruben E. Douglas
Lionel Thorne


A Goblin's Gonna

Get You if You

Don't Watch Out
October 31 is just around the
corner, and as the song says, "This
is the night for ghostly forms, this
is the night for goblins." But it
doesn't have to be the night for
accidents if parents use good sense
in planning for Halloween activities.
The U.S. Consumer Product
Safety Commission suggests that
customers check for flame-retardant
labels when selecting costumes,
beards, masks or wigs. Whether cos-
tumes are purchased or homemade,
flimsy materials and outfits with
big, baggy sleeves or billowing
skirts should be avoided since they
can easily catch on fire. Hemlines
should be short enough to avoid
tripping the wearer.
Masks and other facial disguises
should not restrict vision or breath-
ing. A natural mask of cosmetics is
usually the safest bet.
Trick or theaters should not he
allowed to carry candlelit jack-a-
lanterns, and these traditional but
dangerous decorations should be
kept away from doorways where
children's costumes might brush
against the flame. If used indoors,
they should be placed out of the
way of curtains, decorations and
furnishings that could ignite.

TennIS C Ub Elects

New Sla te ofOfficers
The Crossroads Tennis Club met
last month to elect officers and make
plans for the year.
Elected were Mike Klipper, pres-
ident; Carlo Perscky, vice president;
Jim Higley, secretary-treasurer; and
Bev Harris and Ken Tucker, board
members.
The club is planning a program
for the tennis-playing commu-
nity that will include clinics for
intermediates and beginners, tour-
nament competition for all levels of

pli s eevlea3rband aa weelay

courage to contact Mike Klipper,
52-5916, or write CTC, Box 1546,
Balboa, C.Z., to obtain a member-
ship application.
Current members are reminded
to renew their membership by
prompt payment of dues.
,
Inventory
Section B and Section I, Balboa,
and Section X, Cristobal, will be
closed for inventory Monday and
Tuesday, October 30 and 31, and
for recount on Friday, December 1.


Roto z
The answer to last week's
photo quiz: a buoy being re-
paired at the Dredging Division.


Glynn is one of the 35,000 com-
mended students that represent the
top 5 percent of more than one
million participants in the Merit
Program.
Commended students score
slightly below the level required for
students named as semifinalists and
who will compete for merit scholar-
ships to be awarded in 1979.
Because commended students
have demonstrated exceptional acad-
emic promise, the National Merit
Scho hipaCounmdReewHtsheendi

two colleges or universities, selected
by the students, which will increase
their opportunities for admission.


THE PANAMA CANAL SPILLWAY


(Schedule subject to change without notice. Indicates black and white program.)
Weekend program schedules are subject to change should a live sports event become available.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20

em t et
4:00---Wally's Workshop
4:25-Monkeess
4:50-General Hospital (Adult)
oil and gares
6:30-Matt Helm
7:20-Gud Pasa?/Newsbreak
7:25-The Baron
8:20-Rock Awards
renMTo ay
"The Blood of
Nostradamus"
11:55---1.ate News Headlines

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21
10:15-Sign-0s News
10:20-Terry Toons
10:45-Bozo

: Man rnese Sons
12:15-Flippers
(Series starts)
12:40-Auto Racing
1:05-Water world
1:30-World Sportsman
2:00-Laramie*
2:30-Survival
3:15-Wackiest Ship in
the Armyo
5-Big IIeye
5:50-Learning Corp of

6:00-WA Report
6:10-Wolfman Jack
6:35-N7hTw ePass e

7:00-Rhola
7:30-Royal Victorians
8:20-3herlock Holmes
8:50-Dark and Dangerous
9:20-D )Feature:
"Wild Women" (Adult)
and

fo Di Atd It)
12:05-Late News Headlines

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22
12:20-Sign-On News


12:25-Hour of Power
ation Special:
"What Have You Done
With My Country"
2:10-Wildlife in Crisis
-College Football 78

Washington vs.
Oregon States .
5:30-Washington Week in
Review
0---- n Repo a

6:35-The Detectives
7:00-Apple's Way
7:50-Carol Burnett and

8:15-M i sCenter
9:10-The Persuaders ,
10:00-Movie: "Wacky Taxi '
eU #ines

MONDAY, OCTOBER 23
2:55-Sign-On News
3:00-sesame street
3:55-Ethics in America
4:25-Body Buddies
4:50-General Hospital (Adult)
5:35-Bob Newhart a
6:00-Evening Report
6:30-Call of the West

: P /Newsbreak
7:55-Issues and Answers
8:20-Fo II-hilasvs.

10:45-Movie: "Sherlock

11:55-L t s a71i th''
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24
2:55-Sign-On News
3:00-Electric Company
3:25-Ma e"Once Upon

(Cartoon fantasy)
4:50-General Hospital (Adult)
5:35-Truth or Consequences
o u res
6:55-41ee Haw
7:45-Bridget Loves Bernie"o
8:15-Qud Pasa/Newsbreak


8:20-Fugitives
:10 edica StToordyb
10:15-Movie: "They Shall
Have Music"#
12:00-Late News Headlines

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25
2:55-Sign-On News
3:00-Sesame Street
4:00-Dusty's Treehouse
4:25-Room 222
al0HPospi I(Adult)
6:00-Evening Report
6:30-Combata
7:20-Here Comes the Future
PasaN/dNewsbreak
8:15-Variety Special:
"Shirley McLaine:
Gypsy in My Soul"
1 0 a nMpood y
10:15-Movie: "Ballad of
a Gunfighter"
11:40-Late News Headlines

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26

-Te in N any
3:35-Partridge Family
4:00-ThrilIseekers
4:25---Zane Grey Theatre

4:50-GenBe Iopt Id(Adult)
6:0 o IInd Repeat)
6:25-Iron Horsee
7:20-Carol Burnett and
7:40-GuFri ?/Newsbreak
7:45-Julias
8:45-Adam's Rib (This week
only) Preempts
8 40-LeNao anCLoerap. of
America
9:05-Best of Groucho*
9:30-Latino Consortium
: -Focus on Today

10:40-Movie: "Sands of
Iwo Jima"
12:35-Late News Headlines


The high school level General
Educational Development Tests
(GED) will be given at Canal Zone
College on November 9, 10, 11, and
13. The tests on Thursday, Friday,
and Monday will begin at 6:30 p.m.
and the Saturday session will begin
at 8 a.m.
During the past year 38 people
took the test at the College. Many
of these have received the Certifi-
cate of High School Equivalency,
and some who have obtained the
minimum scores have enrolled at
the Canal Zone College or in schools
of advanced education in the United

Sta nimum test scores for the high


school certificate are a standard
score of 40 on each test with an
overall average on all five tests of
45. Since the GED Center opened
in January 1965, 353 high school
certificates have been issued.
To be eligible to take the tests
an applicant must be 19 years of
age. Anyone interested may obtain
more information by calling the
College office at 52-3304. David
Baglien, College counselor, will be
the test supervisor.
A fee of $7.50 is charged for the
test. This may be paid in the College
office Monday through Friday from

< e a.mr until 3:30 p.m. before


BALBOA (Air-Conditioned)
Fri.---King Kong (PG)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-Willard (SIT) PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 10:00 a.m.-Kings of the

Sun. Jr. Mat, 12:15-First Men in the
Mose (SIT) (8)
Sat., 2:30-Robin and Marian (SIT) (PG)
Sat.-3M 6:1 8:35-- n.,d:3 635,

Tues., 6:15, 8:05-Breaking Point
(SIT) (R)
Wed.-Thurs., 6:15, 8:05-St. Ives
(SIT)( (PG)

Fri.-Goldfinger AMBOA*
Friday Owl Show, 9:15-The Big Show (8)
Sat., 8:15-Return of the seven (sm (8)
Sun.-Class of '44 (SIT) (PC)
Tues.-Lucky Lady (8)
Wed.-Death Be Not Proud (PG)
PARAISO,
Sun.-Death Be Not Proud (PG)
Mon.-Class of '44 (SIT) (PG)
Wed.-1.ucky Lady (PG)
COCO SOLO (Air-Conditioned)
Fri.-In Like Flint (SIT) (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-Taste the Blood
of Dracula (SIT) (PG)

nM, :32:00-Ma n scent Seve 8)
Encounters of the Third Kind (SIT) (PG)
Tues, 7:30-The Farmer (SIT) (R)
Wed.-Thurs., 7:30-The Front (SIT) (PG)


MARGARITA'
Fri.-Blue Water, White Death (SIT) (G)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-Machine Gun

SatM at 2:00-I'II Take Sweden (SIT) (0)
3at.-When Eight Bells Toll (PG)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Magnificent Seven Ride
(SIE (0)
Sury-Mon 0 eat e (SIE (G)

a
RAINBOW CITY
(Air-Conditioned)
Sun.-Mon.-The Front (SIT) (PG)
ose ountersofthe


a
GATUN MINITHEATER
(Air-Conditioned)
Fri.-Divorce American Style (PC)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Gentleman Jim (G)
t.-Ca : -Doughgirls (0)

Sun.-In Our Time (G)
#All night shows begin at 7:00 except as
shown. AII shows are post meridiem time
except as shown. Program subject to change.
FILM SUITABILITY GUIDE: (G) All ages ad-
mitted. General audience. (PG) Parental
guidance suggested, some material may
not be suited for preteenagers. (R) Re"
iecstsed.ac ieund 1pare t admit ed
guardian. (X) Persons under 17 not ad.
emitted. (SIT) Indicates Spanish titles.
(BW) All in color unless listed.


1 AROLD R. PARFITT
Governor of the Canal Zone
FRANK A. BALDWIN
Information Oficer


JAMES H. TORMEY
Lieutenant Governor
DOLOREs E. SUISMAN
Editor


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.


October 20, 1978


Page 2


What is Ir?


g g g
Beginning Friday, October 20, 1978


Scholarship Committee Cites Peter J. GlynD


Panama Canal Spill way














Tragedy Secomes Medical History and New Beginning for Danny


FRge 3


THE PANAMA CANAL SPILLWAY


p October 20, 1978


After nearly a year in and out of
hospitals in the United States fight-
ing a harrowing battle against a rare
form of cancer that threatens his
life, Danny Flores is once again at
home in the Canal Zone and back
to school.
The 14-year-old Curundu Junior
High School student is attending
classes four hours a day and living
as normal a life as is possible within
the confines that his illness has im-
posed. With the cancer in a state of
complete remission, Danny is under-
going chemotherapy every 25 days
for five days straight, two hours a
day at Gorgas Hospital. The treat-
ment is expected to continue for
two years.
But life will never be the same
for any of the Flores family. They
have discovered through illness that
Danny is a courageous and uncom-
plaining young man who can en-
dure incredible pain and not give in
to it. They experienced at Walter

es hatHoepital Sthwi nsehof
cancer victims and their families
who are enduring the same suffer-
ing and anxieties. But mainly they
have learned to live one day at a
time and to appreciate the precious-
ness of life that so often is taken
for granted,
Many Canal Zone people have
been following the story of Danny's
struggle against Rhabdomyona Sar-
coma, an unfamiliar and fast spread-
ing cancer that afflicts adolescents,
since August 1977. It was then, on
his way back from a summer vaca-
tion with his mother Marilyn Flores
and brother Matthew, that Danny
was stricken in Miami International
Airport.
According to his mother, an as-
sistant food service manager at the
Canal Zone Mental Health Center,
Danny had not been sick at all the
day before. But he became so
deathly ill that morning that he was
rushed by ambulance to a hospital
in Hialeah, where over a four-day
period two tumors were removed.


Doctors there could not identify the
type of cancer afflicting Danny, so
he was medivaced to Walter Reed
within a few days time.
The trip to Washington, D.C.
took an incredible four days, and
by then the disease had been carried
through the blood stream to other
parts of his body. At Walter Reed,
it was discovered that the cancer
had spread to his bones, resulting
in calcium deposits entering his
heart, eyes and kidneys. The cal-
cium level in his blood stream rose
from a normal of 9 to 22 arid
Danny'shearthadtobecatheteiized
to relieve the buildup of fluids that
the calcium deposits caused. For
12 days Danny was on five kinds of
antibiotics.
The chemotherapy needed to
keep the cancer from spreading fur-
ther was administered to Danny
every day. The toxic chemicals
destroyed so many of his blood cells
that he went into a bone marrow

depr1e s on w u w a
cell count at zero and his body in-
bapable of fighting infections, he
was put in isolation for ten days.
Since the time he had entered the
hospital in Florida, Danny had been
too sick to eat, and his weight
dropped from 100 to as low as 50
pounds on the intravenous feedings
that were his only sustenance.
Marilyn Flores had been told
from the beginning that the prog-
nosis for Danny was poor and that
she must adjust to the fact that he
would not survive more than a few
months. But like her son, Mrs.
Flores is a fighter. She stayed at
Danny's bedside night and day, en-
couraging him, holditig him, pray-
ing for him. She told his doctors
that she was willing to try anything,
even new or experimental tech-
niques, that might save her son,
About that time, the head of the
Oncology and Hematology Depart-
ment at Johns Hopkins, a woman
named Dr. Blumenthal, came to
Danny's ward at Walter Reed to


.




Danny Flores, left, looks like a young man about to
get beat, but in real life he's coming out a winner in
his struggle against cancer. At home with him in Pedro
Miguel are his brother Matthew and mother Marilyn


Flores. Playing board games and cards and watching
television occupied much of Danny's time during his
long months of confinement while being treated at
hospitals in the United States.


history that a patient's own bone
marrow, rather than a donor's, was
transplanted in this way.
The next few months were ter-
rible ones of waiting-for Danny's
chemotherapy treatments to be
finished, for the excess chemicals to
leave his body, for his blood count
to go up. Danny hovered between
life and death during this time.
Finally, on November 1, Danny
was transferred to Johns Hopkins
where three pints of bone marrow,
nearly all that his body contained,
were removed by means of needles
inserted in his hip bones and spine-
Four days later he was back at
Walter Reed and soon back ori
chemotherapy. In December, Danny
and his mother moved into an apart-
ment near the hospital where he
could continue daily treatment on
an outpatient basis with less risk
of infection.
,
Before Danny s body could
undergo the intense radiation treat-
ments necessary to save his life, he
had to weigh at least 70 pounds. At
the same time, the chemotherapy
was so nauseating that he could not
eat. Mrs. Flores managed to get
Danny up to the prescribed weight,
to the amazement of his doctors,
by feeding him small amounts of
food whenever he could tolerate
them.
On December 28, the lower half
of his body was radiated. The pro-
cedure made Danny so sick with
vomiting that it took five hours to
accomplish one hour of radiation.
Danny continued to be tested and
treated on an outpatient basis at
hoth Johns Hopkins and Walter
Reed from December to the end of
July. He had low points during that
time when he had to be readmitted.
The vital chemotherapy took a great
toll on his body, damaging his
muscles to the extent that he had to
relearn how to use them. In Feb-
ruary, when the remaining bone
marrow had reached his lower ex-
tremities, the upper half of his body
was radiated. That night he went
into a coma. His mother, fearful
he would slip away, talked to him
incessantly until 4 a.m. when he
awoke and asked for something to
drink. From that point on, Danny


began to improve and two days
later he walked with his mother
to their apartment across the street.
Then on May 10, Danny received
intravenously 1% pints of his own
bone marrow, which had been
strained to clear liquid and packed
in dry ice at a temperature of 134
degrees below Fahrenheit. The 35
second procedure was harrowing,
for if even a minute particle of
extraneous material had been
missed in the straining process, it
would have gone to his heart and
cost Danny his life. Mrs. Flores re-
calls that newspaper reporters and
doctors crowded into her son's
room to witness medical history as
Danny received his own bone
marrow, but the commotion was so
upsetting that she insisted that only
those involved in the life-and-death
procedure he allowed to stay.
The remainder of the hone
marrow is being kept on reserve at
Johns Hopkins in case Danny's
1
white cell count gets .so low from
the chemotherapy that he needs it,
Danny returned home at the end
of July, nearly a year from the day
the nightmare began. Today his
weight is back up to 100 pounds,
where it was before he became ill,
and gradually he is returning to the
normal life of a 14-year-old. His
physical activities are restricted,
however, in that he must protect
his body, in particular his hones,
from injury.
The cost of treatment for his 18-
ness ran in the neighborhood of
$125,000, much of which was
covered by military health benefits
to which Danny was entitled
through his father Ernest Flores,
a retired member of the U.S. Air
Force. The family is grateful for
the contributions that they received
from the Canal Zone, from such
groups as the Curundu Junior High
School, The Dollar Club, employees
of the Mental Health Center, Gam-
boa women's Club, the Elks, VFW,
the Police Lodge, the Boy Scouts,
and the Explorers, to name a few.
That money helped them to sur-
vive while Marilyn Flores was away
from her job and living at Walter
Reed with Danny.


examine another patient. Mrs. Flo-
. res approached her and asked her
to consider Danny's case, whether
there was anything more that could
be done for him. Dr. Blumenthal
agreed to do so, and in two days
called back to say that there was
one possibility. If Danny's bone
marrow had not already been
affected by the disease, it could be
removed from his body and stored
in dry ice and Danny could undergo
the total body radiation that other-
wise would destroy all his bone
marrow along with the cancer and
kill him. Later, when the radiation
was completed, the bone marrow
would be transfused back into his
body.
Dr. Blumenthal explained that if
the procedure was successful, it
would be the first time in medical


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The newest ship in the U.S. Navy, the U.S.S. "Belleau September 23 and is on her maiden voyage to San
Wood" (LHA3), which has a beam of 106 feet and is Diego, Calif., which will be her home port. The vessel
820 feet long, is a tight fit in the 110 by 1,000 feet is equipped with both helicopters and landing craft for
chamber, as she passes through Miraflores Locks. transporting men and equipment ashore and can carry
Approximately 500 guests from the Canal Zone line 1,900 marines and all maternal and equipment needed
the flight deck to watch operations during the Octo- for an assault landing. In the other chamber is the
ber 9 transit. An amphibious assault ship, the LHA3, "Overseas New York," which broke the Panama Canal
is one of five in this class being constructed by Litton cargo record when she transited in May with 64,603
Industries at Pascagoula, Miss. She was commissioned long tons of Alaska North Slope oil.





October 20, 1978


THE PANAMA CA.NAL SPILLWAY


CANAL ZONE GOVERNMENT--PANAMA CANAL COMPANY
PERSONNEL BUREAU
,
In-Service Employee Transfer-

V B II "

MI 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 rates
shown will be increased for U.S. citizens by appropriate differential plus a tax factor where
applicable. 1 Indicates written test requirement. & Signifies a security position to be
filed only by a U.S. citizen.
Bureau -


tion cies


PERMANENT POSITIONS Base Rate Division
Accounts Maintenance Clerk, NM-4 _________ $6,760.00 Terminals
A/C Equipment Mechanic Leader, ML-10 (Bilingual) $7.72 Maintenan
Cargo Checker, NM-3 (First 40 hours)
(Shift work required) $6,032.00 Terminals
Cargo Clerk, NM-3 $8,032.00 Terminals
Clerk (Checker), NM-2 $5,699.20 Terminfils
Clerk-Dictating Machine Transcriber, NM-4/5
(Knowledge of Medical Terminology required) $6 760.00/$7,571.20 Gorgas Hos
Clerk-Typist, NM-41 (Bilingual)
(Driver's license required) __ ______ $6,760.00 Port Capta
Clerk-Typist, NM-41 (Knowledge of use of
IBM Mag Card II typewriter desirable) $6,760.00 Health
Clerk-Typist, NM-41 ___ $6,760.00 Industrial
Clinic Clerk-Receptionist, NM-3/4 $6,032 00/$6,760.00 Gorgas Hos
Crane Operator, MG-11 (Knowledge of English)
(Swimming ability required) ___ $7.33 Locks
Crane Operator Helper, MG-5 (Knowledge of English)
(Swimming ability required) $2.76 Locks
Electrician, MG-10 (Knowledge of English)

El Sw mminHe M uireNdo)de e $7.07 Locks
(Swimming ability required) ____ $2.76 Locks
Equal Opportunity Specialist (Employment) NM 9/11
(Bilingual) (Part-fime NTE 30 hours) $7.45/$8.92 E.E.0.
Linehandler, MG-4 (Shift work required) $2.71 Terminals
Linehandler, MG-4 (Knowledge of English)
(Swimming ability required) $2.71 Locks
Machine Tool Operator, MG-8 $3.73 Dredging
Machinist, MG-10 (Knowledge of English)
(Swimming ability required ) $7.07 Locks

2( i i"G-5q( rawle - --- ------ --32.78 Locks
Nurse/Clinical Nurse, NM-7/9
(Shift work required) $12,833.80/$15,496.00 Health

Oil( i 6g i ilt reqou r ) s- -------- ------------ --32-83 Locks
Oiler (Floating Plant), MS-8 (Swimming ability required $3.73 Dredging
Rigger, MG-10 (Knowledge of English)
(Swimming ability required) $7.07 Locks
Shipfitter, MG-10 __ $7.07 Industrial

uepy Operations For ai ie 8-11 N 9 15, j meh e
Time and Leave Clerk, NM-3 $6,032.00 Locks
Ward Service Aid, NM-1 $5,512.00 Gorgas Hos
Welder Helper, MG-5 (Knowledge of Eng ish)

Bu imm n il t esquire k NM $6 cksSery.
Clerk-Typist, NM-31 - _ $6,032.00 Terminals
Instrument Mechanic, MG-11 (Knowledge of English)
(Driver's license required) $7.33 Motor Tran
Wharfbuilder, MG-10 (Knowledge of English) $7.07 Maintenanc
TEMPORARY POSITIONS
Laborer, MG-2 (NTE 1 year) (Swimming ability required) $2.66 Engineering
Medical Oilicer (Pediatrics), NM-14
(Intermittent) (NTE 1 year) $16.27 Gorgas Hos
Engineering Draftsman (Architectural), NM-6
(NTE 1 year) $11,564.80 Engineerin


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9 50am
P 2 Pat Quinn in a scene from "Alice's Restaurant," one of several movies
she has appeared in.


A 1
P 1

P 1
A 3


P 3 Isthmian born actress Pat Quinn
P 1 has a role in one of the most talked-
about movies of today, An Un-
A 1 married Woman, which recently
P 1 played at theaters in Panama, and
will open tomorrow at the Balboa
A-P 1-1 Theater.

P 2 It is the story of a woman, played
P 3 by Jill Clayburgh, who survives the
sudden collapse of her marriage in
A 1 part through the support of three
A 1 friends whose regular get-togethers
A L are the female equivalent of the
A 1 Proverbial "night out with the
P 1 boys." Quinn plays the friend Sue,
a somewhat hard-bitten woman for
P 2 whom marriage long before became
A 1 a formality.
A review of the film in The
P 1 London Times cites the actresses
A 1 that play the three friends as "fine
portraits of anxieties that find al-
P 3 ternate release in tears and bitchi-
ness."


sidered for a part in a Burt Reynolds
film to be shot in Boston in October.
She has had parts in several plays,
including a performance in George
C. Scott's production of Arthur
Miller's Death of a Salesman at the
Circle in the Square theater in New
York. Last year she played in a Los
Angeles production of the play Oil.
On television, she has played on
The Waltons, Bannachek, Mannk
and Gunsmoke, among others.
Quinn lives in New York with
her husband and sons Caleb and
Chance. She vacationed on the Isth-
mus this summer and attended the
reunion of Balboa High School
classes 50-55.
She is the daughter of Berta
Quinn and the late Marc Quinn, both
former Panama Canal employees.
Her brother is Bruce Quinn, Di-
rector of the Office of Equal Oppor-
tunity, who is well known for his
involvement in local theater circles.

Survey Is in ProgTtSS
mining possible future demands
upon that system. All the informa-
tion contained in the replies will be
regarded as confidential.
Completing the questionnaires
will in no way obligate an employee
to elect coverage by the Panama So-
cial Security System at a later date.
Employees should fill out the
forms and return them to their su-
pervisors in the accompanying self-
addressed envelopes within two
days time. Any questions regarding
the survey will be handled by
Carlos Williams, Personnel Bureau,
52-3466.


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Quinn is currently being con-

Employee Information
An employee information survey
is currently underway among non-
U.S.-citizen employees of the Com-
pany/Government. It is being con-
ducted at the request of the co-
chairmen of the Social Security
Subcommittee, one of twenty-three
subcommittees working out plans
for the implementation of the new
treaties.
The information being gathered
will be used for advance planning
purposes by the Panama Social Se-
curity System. Forms now being
distributed by employee supervisors
contain questions aimed at deter-


Applications must be 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 subject

hiextens oy e earedquPIsate etNht ns j fi i nthestaaN fred ass decided bed the
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 52-1288.
Qualified handicapped individuals may .call or visit the Coordinator for the Employment of
aptpo s Por s a ni3neinu id gh 3r4e arRdoo lan{, c Ca vte s eo e 85c2nc3t



Upward Mobility Target Positions

Crane Operator Helper, MG-5 (Knowledge of English)
(Swimming ability required) $2.76 Locks P 2
Electrician Helper, MG-5 (Knowledge of English)
(Swimming ability required) $2.76 Locks P 1
Fuel Distribution System Worker (Gauger), MG-8

Ic sEnglis a d $3.73 Marine Bunk. A-P 1-1
Linehandler, MG-4 (Knowledge of English)
(Swimming ability required) $2.71 Locks P 3
Machinist Helper, MG-5 (Knowledge of English)
(Swimming ability required) $2.76 Locks P 1
Oiler, MG-6 (Knowledge of English)
(Swimming ability required) $2.83 Locks P 2
Welder Helper, MG-5 (Knowledge of English)
(Swimming ability required) ___ ___ _$2.76 Locks P 2
The Upward Mobility target positions listed above are permanent and open to eligible
employees interested in training as learner. To apply, employees must complete an Upward
Mobility Program Application.form which may be obtained from their division administrative
officers. All employees must submit their applications no later than 7 calendar days from

waro b litpub ir n r aside NaB 01 5, del corm la lica20oln to
Heights. Atlantic side employees may deliver or mail applications to the Cristabel Per-
sonnel Office Building 1105, Cristobal or P.O. Box 5051, Cristabal. For further informati00s
call the Coordinator, at 52-7570.


TIStmBS all edd intS
International Mail to Geographical Addresses
Surface
Mail
.___________ ___ __ Oct. 23
_ ________ ___ Oct. 23


Mid East_
Far East


To Overseas Military Post Off ces The paragraph in last week's
surface story about the October 10 meeting
Mid East-Ethiopia, Iran, Israel, Saudi Arabia Mail of the Canal Zone Civilian Per-
(excluding Turkeys) ______ __ Oct. 23
Turkey* ___-_ _ _____ _ Oct. 23 sonnel Policy Coordinating Com-
Far East-Antarctica, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, mittee meeting which read "Offi-
New Zealand, Okinawa, Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand Oct. 23 1ss of 1variousagove namiens agen-
+ Until further notice, only letter mail may be accepted for delivery to Turkey APO's. should h d d lal
Parcels are acceptable as international mail and when addressed to a civilian address, ave rea . ."an lor
not to an APO. specialists .


Page 4


n a a ;
Dest 1Jteguard Lontest

To Be Held Tomorrow

The Eighth Annual Best Life-
guard Contest will get underway
at 9 a.m., tomorrow, at the Los
Rios Swimming Pool.
The contest is held each year to
identify and reward the best life-
guard working in Division of
Schools swimming pools.
Contestants must be currently
employed as a WAE (when ac-
tually employed) student lifeguard
at a Division of Schools pool, and
have served in the position for
30 calendar days prior to the com-
petition.
Each Division of Schools swim-
ming pool, except Gatun, will be
represented in the contest.

Regjggaffon Or NurSery
School Starts Wednesday
Little People Nursery School will
be accepting students for the
1978-79 school year on registration
day, October 25, between the hours
of 9 a.m. and noon at 6583rB Cai-
mito Street in the civilian housing
area of Corozal'
Nursery school will begin Mon-
day, November 6, and the hours
will be from 9 to 11 a.m., 5 days a
week
Little people between the ages
of 3 to 5 are eligible to attend.
Parents may preregister their
child or call Marcia Winford at
52-2428 for more information.

Swimming Classes
Seven weeks of swimming classes
at Pacific-side pools will begin
November 6 and end December 22.
Registration at Los Rios, Balboa
and Gamboa will be on Sunday,
October 29, and at Curundu on
Monday, October 30.

eW Of 804tS
(Continued from p. 1)
be used for pushing explosive
b h drill
arges, maneuvering te arge
Thor, and moving a single loaded
dump scow for a short distance.
The single engine Shrike will
take over the work now accom-
plished by the U.S. Hyacinth II in
controlling debris and aquatic veg-
etation and handling explosive
floats under Gamboa Bridge. Before
the arrival of the new work boats,
the Hyacinth II was the only Divi-
sion craft capable of passing under
the bridge at high water.
The Shrike's heavy-duty push
bow will make it indispensable in
supporting pipeline operations and
in moving barges, such as the Thor.
The Dutch firm, from which the
two boats were purchased, builds
from 150 to 200 boats a year and
specializes in manufacturing work
boats used in support of dredging
operations.

Orrect/On


C.Z. s Own Pat Quinn Featured
I AA / A If I I If/ /
In IVIOYIt lin UnmBTTICCf VYOman





1 1.
Robert L. Austin


Table de Donaciones a la Senda Unide
fgo Ofg de fa (ampalia
canesdad Yo de
Direceidn recibida la meta
Asuntos Civiles -- $20,499.75 62.1
Ingenieria y Construcci6n 37,230.98 82.7
Vicepresidente de Finanzas 7,553.50 104.8
Salubridad _ 21,855.80 86.1
Operaciones Maritimas -- -- 29,942.50 68.1
Personal -- 6,742.00 126.5
Comitiva del Gobernador -- 7,788.00 106.5
Abasto y Servicios Comunales 35,351.75 126.9
Transport y Terminales 22,894.00 98.3
Total $189,858.28 84.4
otras Agencias
Fuerza Abrea $23,464.59 107.1
Efbraito 60,272.91 60.9
Armada 1,371.00 18.2
Commando Sur de los Estados Unidos 2,597.44 76.6
Administraci6n Federal de Carreteras 255.00 102.0
Departamento de Justicia. 70.00 37.8
Institute Smithsonian 1,055.00 137.0
Grand Total $278,944.22 69.7


Mds de 64 Aiios al Servicio del Comersio Mundial


Robert L. Austin, con easi40 afios
de servicio federal, ha sido nom-
brado Jefe de la Divisi6n de Ad-
quisici6n de Nueva Orleans.


Austin comenz6 su carrera en el
Gobierno en 1940 como empleado
temporal en la Direcei6n de Censo
en Washington, D.C. Despubs de la
Segunda Guerra Mundial ingres6
en la oficina de la Compasia del
Canal de PanamA en Nueva York,
donde trabaj6 como Oficinista Ayu-
dante del Comprador de Articulos
Dombsticos y despubs como Jefe
de la Rama Mechnica. Cuando las
operaciones de la Compafiia en
Nueva York fueron transferidas a
Nueva Orleans en 1981, Austin fue
nombrado Jefe de la Rama Institu-
cional, puesto que desempefia ac-
tualmente.
Austin estA casado y tiene dos
hijas, Pamela y Patricia. El y su
esposa June, quien era cantante
professional antes de casarse, han
estado interesados en el teatro toda
la vida. La Sra. Austin sirve como
voluntaria de tempo complete en
el Petit Theatre de Nueva Orleans,
el grupo de aficionados mis anti-
guo en los Estados Unidos. Ella
tambi6n forma parte de los Sweet
Adelines y espera encontrarse can
el Capitulo de la Zona del Canal en
Los Angeles en actubre,


Viernes 20 de Octobre de 1978


Vol. XVII. No. 9


Charles R. Lavallee, Funcionario
Encargado de la Administraci6n y
Presupuesto de la Direcei6n de
Transport y Terminales durante los
61timos 5 afios, ha sido nombrado
para reemplazar a W. M. Brown
como Gerente de la Divisi6n de
Ferrocarril.
Lavallee naci6 en la ciudad de
PanamA y se ori6 en la Zona del

Cl 2sdc lyss lp d ter
du6 de Administraci6n Industrial en
el Institute de Tecnologia de
Georgia en 1968.
Lavallee comenz6 su carrera en
el servicio federal como aprendiz
de analista de presupuesto en el
Commando Sur del Ejbroito de los
Estados Unidos y fue ascendido a
puestos de mayor responsabilidad
a trav4s de los afios. En 1972 in-
gres6 en la Compaftia del Canal de
PanamA como Funcionario Admi-
nistrativo de la Divisi6n de Ferro-
carril y 2 afios mis tarde 10 nom-
braron en su puesto actual.
Active en la vida communal de la
Zona del Canal, Lavallee es miem-
bro del Comith de Presupuesto y
Finanzas de la Senda Unida de la
Zona del Canal, del Cuerpo Ejecu-
tivo de la Junta Directiva de Segu-
ros de la Zona del Canal y de la
Logia "C.Z. Isthmian Lodge A.F.
& A.M. ; es Secretario de Actas
del "Panama Canal Scottish Rite
Bodies"; funcionario del Templo
"Abou Saad Shrine"; y miembro
permanent de la Gran Logia del


Distrito de la Zona del Canal A.F.
& A.M. Es bien conocido por su
participaci6n como miembro de la
Unidad de Payasos del "Abou Saad
Shrine", la cual fue premiada por
el Gobernador Walter P. Leber con
la primera medalla de oro famis
otorgada en la Zona del Canal por
Servicio Pilblico.
Lavallee esti casado can Judith

tC a gean ain emu af il
arraigada en la Zona del Canal,
quzen trabaja en la Oficina de la

Ci mtraesd joP, itenA Bal ca
queline Marie y Jon Michael, y
viven en Anc6n.

Inician Progratna ConjuntO
Contra la Deforestacibn
Autoridades de la Zoixa del Canal
y de PanamA iniciaron esta semana
un esfuerzo conjunto para combatir
el tipo de agriculture de tala y que-
ma que pone en peligro los recursos
naturales de la Zona del Canal.
Esta semana se anunci6 un nue-
vo program de actividades co-
patrocinado por los Estados Unidos
y la Reptiblica de Panami cuyo ob-
fetive es poner coto a la deforesta-
ci6n que amenaza el abastecimien
to de agua necesario para la opera-
ci6n del Canal de PanamA. El
Dr. Frank Morris y el Ing. Augusto
Zambrano representan a la Zona
del Canal y PanamA, como co-
presidentes de la Subcomisi6n del
Medio Ambiente.


A la sombre de la gigantesca grba "Hdrcules", el U.S.
"Quail" y el U.S. "Shrike" zarpan de la Divisi6n de
Dragado en Gambon. Las versitiles lanchas efectdan


trabajos variados come el de controlar la maleza
acuAtica y dar servicio alas boyas. La "Quail" esti
equipada con una ponderosa gr6a hidrAulica.


Las dos nuevas lanchas de tra-
bajo de la Direcei6n de Ingenieria y
Construction, la U.S. Quail y la
U.S. Shrike, pasaron la inspecei6n
de aceptaci6n y fueron puestas en
servicio en la Divaston de Dragado
el lunes.
Las lanchas, que ahora forman
parte de la flota de 22 lanchas de
trabajo que se usan ea las opera-
ciones de la Divisi6n de Dragado,
fueron construidas en los Astilleros
Damen, en Holanda, a un costo de
$328,857.
Estas nuevas lanchas estin sien-
do evaluadas como parte de la pri-
mera fase de un program de re-
emplazo de lanchas.
Las nuevas lanchas fueron cons-
truidas especialmente para los tra-
bajos pesados que exige la Divi-
si6n de Dragado. Estin equipadas
can cascos de acero cuyo espesor
es el doble del de las otras lanchas,
ejes de transmission mis pesados, y
sistemas de enfriamiento internos
inmunes al dafio que causan la ve-
getaci6n acuitica y los desechos en
los sistemas externos de admisi6n
de agua. Ambas embarcaciones tie-
nen motors de la General Motors.
La lancha mis grande, Quail,
tiene una poderosa grda hidriulica
con capacidad maxima do aproxi-
madamente 6 toneladas con la cual
se podrd rotar tuberias de drenaje,
trabafo que de 10 contrario reque-
riria el uso de una grda flotante y
lanchas para moverla; cargar y des-
cargar piezas y otros materials pe-
sados, tales como barriles de com-
bustible y lubricants; colocar las
anclas de Ias tuberias flotantes; co-
locar boyas pequefias; manejar los
barriers que se usan en la recolec-
ci6n del petr61eo derramado y alzar
las unidades de 500 libras que se
usan para cargar las baterias de las
boyas. La gri1a puede levantar
13,230 libras en un radio de 5 pies


7 pulgadas o 2,760 libras en un
radio de 27 pies y 3 pulgadas.
El garflo de remolque del Quail,
de ficil enganche, serd ritil para el
remolque de tuberias y boyas, y la


amplia cubierta tiene sufficient es-
pacio para cargar materials y
equipo tales como barriers para
contender petr61eo y bombs de sal-
(Continda en la pdgina 4)


Juzgando por la mirada de estas dos nisas, la felicidad se encuentra al
hacer su primer venta. El Gobernador H. R. Parfitt le entrega un dblar a
Dawn Harder, a la izquierda, y Stephanie Corin a cambio de un calendario
de 1979 de las Muchachas Gufas de la Zona del Canal. Este calendario
muestra en fotos las actividades que realizaron las Muchaches Gufas durante
el 61timo afio y tienen mucho espacio pare anotar citas y recordatorios.
Las Muchachas Gufas estin vendiendo los calendarios en la actualidad en
los almacenes militares y de la Compatifa del Canal de PanamA en toda
la Zona del Canal.


Nuevos Jefes de Divisi6n


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DN AI fl
UtVO IftCtOT to ITUtVd L/TItanS


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Spill way del Canal de Panama


Levellee Jele del Ferrocarril


OS NU8VB5 &DC BS Se DCOrporan a

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No se necesita mucha energia para resolved este enigma.


7 I C I I If
XBmen95 08 JECUDCland to IB LI


Se escogi6 a Peter J. Glynn como
Estudiante Destacado durante el
249 Programa Anual Nacional de
Becas al Mbrito.
El graduando de la Escuela Se-
cundaria de Balboa fue premiado
con una carta de elogio por su so-
bresaliente actuacibn en el Examen
Preliminary de Aptitud Escolistica/
amen N onal pa Optar porila

pregraduandos en octubre, 1977.



ANIVERSARIOS
(Seglin tota e servicio Civil)
50 Anos
Direcci6n de Ingenieria y
Construction
Lee Redman

40 AiiOS
Direcei6n de Abasto y Servicios
Comunales
Linton G. Roberts
Rubert A. Shoy
Direcei6n de Transporte y
Terminals
Aubrey D. Reefer
Ruben E. Douglas
Lionel Thorne


OS U no OS

OS Fatit&SIndS
El 31 de actubre ya estA encima
y esa es la traditional noche de los
fantasmas, y de los duendes. Pero
no tiene que ser una noche de los
accidents si los padres usan sentido
comun al planner su fiesta de Hal-
loween.
Los experts en material de se-
guridad sugieren que los consumi-
dores, al seleccionar disfraces, bar-
bas, miscaras o pelucas, busquen
las etiquetas que indiquen que Astos
contienen retardation de fuego. Si
los disfraces son comprados o he-
chos en casa, deben evitarse mate-
riales delgados y vestidos con man-
gas holgadas a faldas de amplio
vuelo ya que pueden ficilmente
prenderse. Las bastas deben ser 10
suficientemente cortas para que no
tropiecen los nifios.
Las miscaras y otros disfraces
faciales no deben restoring la vi-
si6n ni la respiraci6n. Lo mas se-
guro es usar maquillaje.
Cuando salgan a hacer sus rondas
(trick or treat) no deben porter ca-
labazas prendidas can velas y tam-
poco deben usar estos tradicionales
pero peligrosos adornos en los por-
tales ya que ficilmente pueden
prenderse can la Hama los disfraces
de los nihos. Si las velas se usan
adentro, deben mantenerse aleja-
das de las cortinas, adornos y mue-
bles que pueden encenderse.

El Club de Tennis

Celebra Elecciones
El Club de Tennis Crossroads se
reuni6 el mes pasado para elegir a
su junta directive y elaborar planes

paraa uae directive esti integrada
por: Mike Klipper, president; Carlo
Perscky, vicepresidente; Jim Higley,
secretary y tesorero; y Bev Harris
y Ken Tucker, vocals.
El club esti proyectando un pro-
grama para los aficionados al tennis
en la cornunidad, que incluird clini-
cas para los de nivel intermedio y
principiantes, competence de tor-
neo para todos los niveles de juego,
events sociales, y una escalera se-
manal de parejas mixtas.
Se insta a los futures miembros a
comunicarse con Mike Klipper al
52-5916, O escribir al Club de
Tennis Crossroads, Box 1546, Bal-
boa, C.Z., para obtener una solici-
tud para ingresar al club.
Se recuerda a los miembros pagar
sus cuotas.

Clerre por inventario
La Secei6n By la Secei6n I,
Balboa, y la Secei6n X, Crist6bal,
Zona del Canal, cerraran por m-
ventario, odoMeld cli t r nj78

y otra vez, por recuento, el viernes
19 de diciembre, 1978.


FOtO-8Digma
Respuesta al foto-enigma de
la semana pasada: una boya bafo
reparaci6n en la Divisi6n de
Dragado.


Glynn es uno de los 35,000 alum-
nos destacados que representan el
5 por ciento con la mis alta puntua-
ci6n entre mis de un mill6n de
participants en el Programa.
Los estudiantes destacados ganan
notas ligeramente inferiores al nivel
requerido para los alumnos escogi-
dos como semifinalists, quienes

comaintirin en 1979 per dichas
Ya que los estudiantes destacados
han demostrado un potential aca-
dimico exceptional, el Comit6 Na-
cional de Becas por M6rito enviard
informaci6n sobre ellos a dos cole-
gios o universidades, seleccionados
por los alumnos, lo cual aumentard
sus oportunidades de admisi6n.


Octubre 20, 1978


Pigina 2


SPILLwAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA


0u6 es?


Viernes 20 de


Octubre de 1978


PARAISO RAINBOW CITY
Domingo-Death Be Not Proud (PG) Domingo y lunes-The Front (SIT) (PG)
Lunes-Class of '44 (SIT) (PG) Martes y mi4rcoles-Close Encounters
Tues.-Wed.-Close Encounters of the of the Third Kind (SIT) (PG)
Mi4rcoles-Lucky Lady (PG) Jueves-The Farmer (SIT) (R)
GUIA DE PELICULAS: (0) Audiencia general para personas de todas Ias edades. (PG) Se sugiere
la Gula de los Padres, pues parte de la pellcula no serb apta para niiios. (R) Restringida.
Menores de 17 aiios tendrdn que ir acompariados de uno de los padres o su guardian legal.
(X) No so admitird menores de 17 aiios. (SIT) Titulos en espailol.


3:00-Daniel Boone
4:00-Cine de Acci6n
6:00-Disneylandia
7:00-Switch
8:00-Los Angeles de Charlie

1 r siterreno
LUNES
10:3 Programa Religiose
11:30-Misiiin Migica
12:00-Batman
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Cine Vesportino
0 cinem con Rosita

oS o dBeTsBIW ets
al Fondo del Mar
6:00-La emenda Corte
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-La Mujer Bidnica
8:30-Cine Favoritoo
masTN clas


AORTEoSrama Religioso
11:30-Speedy Gonz61ez
12:00-Batman
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Cine Vespertino
M- cinem con Rosita

4:00-Tom & Jerry
4:30-Superman
eTr nda Carte
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-CIdsicos Familiares
8:30-La Familia y sus
Problems


9:30-Sparky & Hutch
10:30-Ultimas Naticias
11:00-Ultima Tanda
MIERCOLES
-- o maC ose

12:00-Lotoria y Alegria
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Cine Vesportino
Cocinmos con Rosita

4:00-PAjare Loco
4:30-La Gran Esfera Azul
5:00-77 Sunset Strip
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Teved6s Informi
7:30-Programa Especial

1 is o reisaesnta
11 00-Ultima Tanda
JUEVES
-- ograma Religiose

sm Noticia
1:00-Cine Vesportino
3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
3:30-Plaza Sdsamo'
4:00-Leo el Le6n
rf e 6
6:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:30-Teved6s Informa

op j d Boxeo
10:00-Las Bellezas de
Blanskey
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-Ultima Tanda
mbios sin previo aviso.
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal
MIERCOLES
cumaen ICartones

11:15-El Arte de Cocinaro
11:45-Mack& Mayer
12:00-Sorteo de los Mifrcoles
12:30-Kaleidescopio
f nnativodelMediodia

2:30-Humillados y Ofendides
3:00-El Manantial
3:30-FibulasdelBasque

4: I oG e Aralia
5:00-La Pandilla do la
Mano Roja
5:30-Mary Tyler Moore
: --- e ictias C

Pinocho y Heidi
8:00-Pacts de Amer
9:00-La Indomable
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
10:15-CineColosal
JUEVES
de la U
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar.
11:45-Mack & Mayer
12:00-La Criada Bien Criada
1:00-Informativodel Mediedia
1:30-Jacinta
2:30-Humillados y Ofendidos
3:00-El Manantial
3:30-Fibulas del Bosque
4:00-Don Cato
4:30-El Hambre Aralia
5:00-La Pandilla de la
Mano Roja
5:30-Mary Tyler Moore
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Jueves Especiales
8:00-Pacto de Amor
9:00-La Indomable
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
10:15--Cine Colosal


VIERNES
10:30-Programa Religiose
11:30-Aquaman
12:00-Batman
12230-Tras la Naticia
U-Cine VesportinoRosita

3:30-Plaza S6samo
4:00-Mundo Infantil
5:00-La Tremenda Corte
6:00-La Polla Hipica
6:30-Teveddis Informa

NiN6n rio
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-Ultima Tanda
SABADO
o uoer a Mujer
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Flithol en TV-2
2:00-Bdishol de las
Grades Ligas
4:30-El Ancho Munds del

5:30-NDseopt se
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Submarino Rosa
8:00-Misterios de los Hardy
Boys/Nancy Drew
1 a chi nfidencial
DOMINGO
1 Santa MIisa
10:30-Todo per la Patria
12:00-Loteria
12:30-Boxeo de Ayer y Hoy
2:00-Club PTL


un puntaje general de 40 en cada
examen y un promedio de 45 pun-
tos en los cinco exAmenes. Desde
que fue establecido el Centro de
Desarrollo de Educaci6n General
en enero de 1965, se han expedido
un total de 353 certificados.
Para tomar el examen el aplican-
te debe tener por 10 menos 19 aiios
de edad. Aquellos que necesiten mis
informaci6n pueden Ilamar a la ofi-
cina de la Universidad al 52-3304.
El consefero de la Universidad,
David Baglien, supervisor el
examen.
El examen cuesta $7.50. Esta
cantidad podri ser cancelada en la
oficina de la Universidad antes del
9 de noviembre de lunes a viernes
de 7:15 a 3:30 p.m.


Los Eximenes de Desarrollo de
Educaci6n General (GED) a nivel
de escuela secundaria tendrin lugar
en la Universidad de la Zona del
Canal el 9, 10, 11 y 13 de noviem-
bre. Los exAmenes del jueves, vier-
nes y lunes comenzarin alas 6:30

m8 y el del sAbado comenzard a
a.m-
El afio pasado 38 personas toma-
ran este examen en la Universidad.
Muchos recibieron el Certificado
de Equivalencia de Escuela Secun-
daria, y algunos que obtuvieron la
calificaci6n minima se inscribieron
en la Universidad de la Zona del
Canal o en escuelas de educaci6n
superior en los Estados Unidos. Las
calificaciones minimas para el cer-
tificado de escuela secundaria son


Ogag} 4 *A colors. Suieto a


VIERNES
10:50-Documental
10:55-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinaro
11:45-Mack & Mayer
12:00-Candilejas
fqnnativodelMediedia
2:30-Humillados y Ofendidos
3:00-El Manantial
3:30-Fibulas del Basque
4:00-Don Gato
4:30-El Hombre Aralia
5:00-LaM duladela

5:30-Mary Tyle Moore
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00--Pentagrama
8:00-Pacts de Amer

eer FD o minutes
SABADO
10:00-Camino de la Verdad
10:30-Festival de Cartones
10:45-Visidna
fl:15-Los Amigos del Hambre
11:45-M Perro

12:15-Hogar Duke Hogare
12:45-Informative
1:30-Martinez Blanco
4:00-0VNI
5:00-Sarah
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Los Nueves Vengadores
8:00-Del Vechio
9:00-Barnaby Jones
10:00-Cine Monumental
DOMINGO
9:00-llimno Nacional
9:04-Documental
9:15-La Santa Misa*
10:00-Documental
10:30-Tode per la Patriao
12:00-Sdivese Gui6n Pueda
12:00-Tape Gigio


1:00-Demingo Deportivo#
6:00-300 Millones
7:00-Fuga en el Sigio 23
8:00-Kojak*
9:00-Los Elecutivos
10:00-Gran Cine
LUNES
10:45-Programa Educative
11:00-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinare
11:45-Mack & Mayer
12:00-Show de Eduardo II
U- mativodelMediodia

2:30-Humillados y Ofendidos
3:00-El Manantial
3:30-Fibulas del Bosque
4:00-Don Gato

I la

e not ras
7:00-Chespirite
8:00-Pacto de Amer
9000-La Indomable
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
10:15-Edici6n Especial
MARTES
10:40-Documental
11:15-El Arte de Cocinaro
11:45-Mack & Mayer
12:00-Antesala
1:00-informativodelMediedia
1:30-Jacinta
2:30-llumillados y Ofendidos
3:00-El Manantial
3:30-Fibulas del Basque
4:00-Don Gato
4:30-El Hombre Aralia
5:00-La Pandilla de la
Mano Roja
5:30-Mary Tyler Moora
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Piginas de Oro
8:00-Pacts de Amer
9:00-La Indomable


HAROLD R. PARFITT
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
FRANK A. BALDWIN
Director de Informacidn


JAMES H. TORMEY
Vicegobernador
DOLORES E. SUISMAN
Director


El SPILLWAY OS 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. Despuds de esa fecha s610 se aceptarin noticias
officials de urgencia. Subscripci6n anual: correo ordinario $6; correo ordi-
nario, para estudiantes $4; correo abreo $19. Enviese cheque o giro postal
a favor de The Panama Canal Company y dirigido a: Jefe de Servicios
Administrations, Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.


Ogggg g *A colors. Suyeto a cabbios sin previo aviso


Omite de Beces Recornienda a Peter Gly@H


Spill way del Canal de Panamci














So Caso es Singular en los Andes de la Historia Midice


Octubre 20, 1978


SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA


Despubs de easi un ailo de estar
entrando y salienclo de hospitals
en los Estados Unidos, peteindo
una angustiosa batalla contra una
rara forma de cAncer que amenaza
su vida, Danny Flores ha regresado
a su hogar en la Zona del Canal
ya su escuela.
El estudiante de 14 alios asiste
a clauses 4 horas al dia en el primer
ciolo de la Escuela de Curund6 y
vive una vida tan normal como le
es possible dentro de los limits que
le impose su onfermedad. Con el
etincer en un estado de remisi6n,
Danny esti recibiendo quimiotora-
pia cada 25 dias por 5 dias seguidos,
2 horas al dia en el Hospital Gorgas.
So espera que este tratamiento
continite por 2 afios.
Pero la vida jamis sent igual para
la familiar Flores. Ellos han descu-
bierto a travis de esta enfermedad
que Danny es un joyen valiente que
no se queja y que puede resistir
dolores incredible sin darse por ven-
cido. En el Hospital Militar Walter
Reed experimentaron el sentido de
unidad que se desarrolla entre las
victimas de cAncer y sus families
que estin pasando por los mismos
sufrimientos y ansiedades. Pero
principalmente han aprendido a
vivir dia a dia ya apreciar 10 pre-
ciosa que es la vida que a menudo
no valoramos en su. Justa media.
Mucha gente en la Zona del
Canal ha seguido con interns la
adisea de la lucha de Danny contra
Rhabdomyona Sarcoma, un CAncer
poco conocido que se extiende ri-
pidamente y ataca a los adolescen-
tes. En agosto de 1977, cuando re-
gresaba de sus vacaciones de ve-
rano con su madre, Marilyn Flores
y su hermano Matthew, Danny
enferm6 en el Aeropuerto Interna-
cional de Miami.
Segi'm su madre, ayudante del
gerente de servicio de alimentaci6n
en el Centro de Salud Mental de la
Zona del Canal, Danny no habia
es:ado enfermo en absolute el dia
anterior. Pero se enferm6 tan gra-
vemente esa mafiana que lo Ileva-
ran de urgencia en ambulance a
un hospital en Hialeah, donde en
el curso de 4 dias le sacaron dos
tumors. Los doctors locales no
pudieron identificar el tipo de


CAncer que tenia Danny, ad
que 10 enviaron al Walter Reed.
El viaje a Washington, D.C., in-
creiblemente, tom6 4 dias y para
ese entonces la enfermeclad se habia
extendido, a travis de la corriente
sanguine, a otras parties del cuer-
po. En el Walter Reed se clescubri6
que el cAncer habia llegado a los
huesos, resultando en dep6sitos de
calcio que entraron a su coraz6n,
ojos y riliones. El nivel de calcio en
su corriente sanguine se elev6 de
un nivel normal de 9 a 22 y so us6
sanda en el coraz6n de Danny para
aliviar la acumulaci6n de fluidos
que causaban los dep6sitos de cal-
No. Por 12 dias le administration
cinco cases de antibi6ticos.
La quimioterapia necesaria para
impedir que el mincer se extendiera
at'm mis le era administrada a
Danny cada dia. Los products quf-
micos t6xicos destruyeron tantos
gl6bulos que sufri6 depresi6n de la
m6dula de los huesos que general-
mente es fatal. Danny sobrevivi6,
pero can el conteo de sus gl6bulos
blanco en cero y su cuerpo inca-
pacitado para combatir las infec-
dones, fue pesto en aislamiento
por 10 dias. Desde que entr6 al
hospital en Florida, Danny habia
estado demasiado enfermo para
comer y su peso baj6 de 100 a 50
libras al recibir la alimentaci6n in-
travenosa que era su i'mico sustento.
A Marilyn Flores se le habia ad-
vertido desde el principio que el
pron6stico para Danny era pobre y
que debia resignarse al hecho de
que no sobreviviria mAsque unos
cuantos meses. Pero, como su hijo,
la Sra. Flores tiene espiritu de lu-
cha. Permaneci6 a la cabecera de
la cama de su hijo noche y dia,
dindole valor, apoyandolo, rezando
por bl. Le dijo a los doctors que
estaba dispuesta a que se probara
de todo, adn tbenicas nuevas o ex-
perimentales, que pudieran salvar
a six hijo.
Poco despubs, la jefe del Depar-
tamento de Oncologia y Hematolo_
gia de Johns Hopkins, la Dra. Blu-
menthal, vino a la sala de Walter
Reed, donde estaba Danny, a visi-
tar a otro paciente. La Sra. Flores
se acerc6 a ella y le solicit que
considerara el caso de Danny, que


--6








.


madre Marilyn Flores. Danny pas6 largas horas ju-
gando carts, juegos de tablero y mirando television
durante los meses que estuvo bajo tratamiento en
hospitals de Estados Unidos.


si habia alguna otra cosa que se pu-
diera hacer por bl. La Dra. Blu-
menthal la Ilam6 2 dias despubs
para decirle que habia una posibi-
lidad. Si la mbdula de los huesos
de Danny no estaba afectada por
la enfermedad, podria removerse
de su cuerpo, almacenarla en hielo
seco y Danny recibiria la radiaci6n
en todo su cuerpo que en caso con-
trario hubiera destruido toda la mb-
dula junto can el cAncer, causando
su muerte. MAs tarde, cuando se
completara la radiaci6n, podria ha-
cerse una transfusion de la m6dula
del hueso otra vez a su cuerpo.
La Dra. Blumenthal explic6 que
si e1procedimiento tenia 6xito, seria
la primer vez en la historic de la
medicine que la m6dula de hueso
de un paciente, y no de un donate,
era trasplantada en esta forma.


calle, can su madre, hasta el apar-
tamento.
Entonces, el 10 de mayo, Danny
recibi6 intravenosamente 1% pintas
de su propia mbdula,.gue habia sido
tamizada hasta convertirla en li-
quido claro y empacada en hielo
seco a una temperature de 134.F
bajo cero. El procedimiento de 35
segundos fue angustioso pues si adn
una pequefia particular de material
extratio hubiera quedado durante
el races de tamizaci6n habria
idopal coraz6n, costAndole la vida
La S Flo da lo
riodisrt sy s recue e agl mersarpon
en el cuarto de su hijo para pre-
senciar este hecho hist6rico en la
Inedicina cuando Danny recibi6 su
propia m6dula, pero la conmoci6n
caus6 tanto trastorno que ella insis-
ti6 que solamente se les permitiera
uedarse a los e tenian ue ver
con el procedimiento de vida y
muerte.
El resto de la m6dula fue guar-
dada en reserve en el Johns Hopkins
para el caso de que los gl6bulos
blanco de Danny Ileguen a una
cuenta tan baja, a causa de la qui-
mioterapia, que tenga necesidad de
usarla.
Danny regress a su hogar a fines
de Julia, a casi un afio del dia en
que comenz6 su pesadilla. Hoy pesa
100 libras, que es 10 que pesaba
antes de enfermarse y gradualmen-
te estti regresando a la vida normal
de un muchacho de 14 afios. Sin
embargo, sus actividades fisicas
estlin restringidas ya que debe pro-
teger su cuerpo, en particular sus
huesos.
El costo del tratamiento de su en-
fermedad ascendi6 a casi $125,000,
que fue cubierto en su mayoria por
los beneficios de salud militares a
los cuales Danny tiene derecho por-
que su padre, Ernest Flores, es
miembro jubilado de la Fuerza
Abrea de los Estados Unidos. La
familiar esti agradecida por las con-
tribuciones que han recibido de la
Zona del Canal, de algunos groups
como el Primer Ciclo de Curundd,
El Club del Dollar, los empleados
del Centro de Salud Mental, el
Club de Muieres de Gamboa, los
Elks, VFW, la Logia de la Policia,
los Boy Scouts, y los Exploradores,
para nombrar algunos. El dinero les
ayud6 a mantenerse mientras Mari-
lyn Flores estaba ausente de su tra-
bajo y viviendo en Walter Reed can
Danny.


Siguieron unos terrible meses de
espera-los tratamientos de quimio-
terapia de Danny tenian que ter.
minarse, el excess de products
quimicos tenia que ser eliminado
de su cuerpo, la cuenta sanguinea
debia subir. Danny oscil6 entre la
vida y la muerte durante este
tempo.
Finalmente, el 19 de noviembre,
Danny fue transferido a Johns
Hopkins donde 3 pintas de mbdula
de hueso, casi todo lo que su cuerpo
contenia, fueron removidas con
agulas insertadas en los huesos de
la camera y la column. Regres6 al
Walter Reed 4 dias mis tarde y
pron n1disometiero a quimiotera-
pxa. cie re, anny y su ma-

ecaedmlu s taa n a lame a
continuar el tratamiento diario como
paciente externo can menor riesgo
de infecei6n.
Antes de que el cuerpo de Danny
pudiera someterse a los intensos tra-
tamientos de radiaci6n necesarios
para salvar su vida, tenia que pesar
por lo menos 70 libras. Al mismo
tempo la quimioterapia le causaha
nAuseas y no podia comer. La Sra.
Flores se Ias arregl6 para que Danny
alcanzara el peso requerido, ante
la admiraci6n de los doctors, din-
dole pequefias cantidades de ali-
mento cuando bl podia tolerarlas.
El 28 de diciembre, la parte in-
ferior de su cuerpo fue sometida a
radiaci6n. El procedimiento hizo
que Danny vomitara tanto que tomo
5 horas 11evar a cabo 10 que hu-
biera tomato una hora de radia~
man.
Danny continue can los exAme-
nes y el tratamiento como paciente
externo en Johns Hopkins y Walter
Reed, desde diciembre hasta finales
de julio. Pero no estaba mejorando
y fue readmitido al hospital. La
quimioterapia tan necesaria affect
su cuerpo, daftindole los m6sculos
hasta el extreme de que tuvo que
reaprender a usarlos. En febrero,
cuando la mbdula de los huesos que
le quedaba habia alcanzado sus ex-
tremidades inferiores, la parte su-
perior de su cuerpo fue sometida
a radiaci6n. Esa noche entr6 en
coma. Su madre, temiendo que pu-
diera morir le habl6 incesantemen-
te hasta las 4 a.m. cuando despert6
y pidi6 algo de beber. Desde ese
moment, Danny comenz6 a mejo-
rar y 2 dias despubs cruzaba la


/ gff ,-4
El barco mis nuevo de la Armada de Estados Unidos, hace su viaje initial a San Diego, Calif., que serA su
el U.S.S. "Belleau Wood" LHA3, que tiene una manga base. La nave, que esti equipada con helic6pteros y
de 106 pies y eslora de 820 pies, apenas cabe en la barcazas de desembarque para transporter hombres
cimara de 110 x 1,000 pies, al pasar por las Esclusas y equipo a tierra, puede Ilevar 1,900 infants de marina
de Miraflores. Aproximadamente 500 invitados de la y todo el material y equipo necesario para un desem-
Zona del Canal presenciaron las operaciones de trin- barque de asalto. Tiene una tripulaci6n de 54 officials
sito desde la cubierts el 9 de octubre. El LHA3, barco y 850 hombres. En la otra cimara esti el "Overseas
adibio de asalto, es uno de los cinco de esta clase que New York", que rompid el record de carga del Canal
estA construyendo Litton Industries en Pascagoula, de PanamA en mayo cuando transit can 64,603
Miss. Entr6 en servicio active el 23 de septiembre y toneladas de petr61eo de Alaska.


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Parece que Danny Flores, el joyen a la izquierda, esti
perdiendo el juego, pero en la vida real logr6 un gran
trionfo en su lucha contra el cAncer. Con bl, en su hogar
en Pedro Miguel, estin su hermano Matthew y su


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Paigina 4


SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA


Octubre 20, 1978


SOBIERN0 DE LA ZONA DEL CANAL-COMPAlilA DEL CANAL DE PANAMA
DIRECTION DE PERSONAL

Lista de Vacantes y Traslados


Para Empleados
Todc solicitante capacitado recibird consideration para trabajo sin distincidn de raza,
religion, color, nacionalidad, sexo, edad, partidarismo y afiliaci6n political u otro factor no
meritorio. Deberb someterse una solicited per separado para cade uno de los employs que
aparecen en la lista. Los salaries indicados serin aumentados a los cindadanos de los EE. UU.
per medio del diferencial apropiado ademis del factor de impuesto cuando deba aplicarse.
El simbolo I indica que es necesario un examen escrito. El simbolo & indica que es una
posici6n de seguridad donde puede emplearse solamente a ciudadanos estadounidenses.
Direccidn Va-
POSICIONES PERMANENTES Salario Base Di sidn t i- can-


/* re
L OBGITSO F"dra

s.iv.vides Mason.
La Octave Competencia Anual
para el Mejor Salvavidas comenza-
rd alas 9 a.m. el 21 de actubre en
la Piscina de Los Rios.
La competence se celebra cada
ailo para identificar y premier al
mejor salvavidas que trabaja en las
piscinas de la Divisi6n de Escuelas.
Los participants deben estar ac-
tualmente empleados como estu-
diantes salvavidas WAE en una
piscina de la Divisi6n de Escuelas,
y haber servido en esa capacidad
durante 30 dias calendarios antes
de iniciarse la competencia.
Cada piscina de la Divisi6n de
Escuelas, salvo Gatt'm, estard repre-
sentada en la competencia.


$jgygg @ggyfpggy
gra (g in gy
Un prekinder para pequefinelos
esti aceptando alumnus para el afio
escolar 1978-79, el 25 de octubre,
dia de la matricula, de 9 a.m. a
12 meridian en la casa 6583-B,
Calle Caimito en el Area residential
decivilesenCorozal.
Las clauses del prekinder comen-
zarin el lunes 6 de noviembre y
serin de 9 a 11 a.m. de lunes a
viernes.
Los pequefinelos entre las edades
de 3 a 5 afi0s son elegibles para
asistir.
Los padres pueden inscribir a sus
hijos de antemano o llamar a Marcia
Winford al 52-2428 para mis in-
formaci6n.


85e5 de Natacibn
Habri classes de nataci6n durante
7 semanas en las piscinas del Sec-
tor Pacifico, desde el 6 de noviembre
hasta el 22 de diciembre.
La inscripci6n serd en Los Rios,
Balboa y Gamboa el domingo 29
de actubre y en Curundi'x el lunes,
30 de actuhre.

AI I L
05 tWI@VBS LanOISS
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
vamento. Tambidn servird como pla-
taforma de trabajo para algunas
operaciones como la de controlar
la vegetaci6n acuitica can el uso de
sulfate de cobre.
Las defenses y las potentes hbli-
ces del Quail le permitirin empular
barcazas de explosives, maniobrar
la barcaza perforadora Thor y mo-
ver lanchones de volteo can carga
ligera a distancias cortas
La Shrike, que tiene un solo mo-
tor, hard el trahajo que abora hace
el U.S. Hyacinth II controlando de-
sechos y vegetaci6n acuAtica y ma-
rIefando explosives bajo el Puente
de Gamboa. Antes de que liegaran
las nuevas lanchas, el Hyacinth II
era la i'mica embarcaci6n de la Di-
visi6n capaz de pasar bajo el puente
con marea alta.


(OrreCC/60
En el pirrafo en el articulo de
la semana pasada sobre la reunion
celebrada por la Junta Coordina-
dora de Pautas del Personal Civil
de la Zona del Canal el 10 de oc-
tubre en donde deciamos que
"Tambi6n participaron en las dis-
cusiones various funcionarios de
agencies del Gobierno y de organi-
,,
Zaciones laborales . debi6 haber
dicho . y especialistas labo-
rales . ."


Aparejador, MG-10 (Conocimiento de inglis)
(Se require saber nadar)


___ $7.07


Esclusas
Industrial
Hos. Gorgas

Esclusas

Esclusas


Armadcr de Buques, MG-10 ____$7.07
Auxiliar, Servicio de Sala (Hospital), NM-1 ___ $5,512.00
Ayudante Electricista, MG-5 (Conocimiento de ingl6s)
(Se require saber nadar) __ __ _____ ____$2.76
Ayudante Mec5nice Tornero, MG-5 (Conocimiento de ing s)
(Se require saber nadar) ______ _____ ____$2.76
Andante Operario(a) de Gancho de Grtia, MG-5
(Conocimiento de Inglis) (Se require saber nadar) $2.76
Ayndante Soldador, MG-5 (Conocimiento de inglis)
(Se require saber nadar) ____ ___ $2.76
Capataz Mec6nico de Equipo para Acondicionadores de
Aire, ML-10 (Bilinglie) _______ __ ________ $7.72
Capataz de Operaciones de Estibadores, MS-11 $9.25
Constructor de Muelles, MG-10 (Conocimiento de ingids) $7.07
Electricista, MG-10 (conocimiento do inglis)
(Se require saber nadar) _____ ___ __ ____ $7.07
Enfermera/Enfermera Clinica, NM-7/9
(Trabajo de turno) ______ ___ __ ____ $12,833.60/$15,496.00
Especialista de IguaIdad de Opertunidades (Empleos), NM-9/11
(Bilingile) (Tiempo parcial QNE 30 horas) $7.45/$8.92

EsD aic6Super ordeInstalacionesde
$15,496,00
Lubricador, MG-6 (Conocimiento de ingl4s)
(Se require saber nadar) ____ _____ $2.83
Lubricador---Planta Flotante, MG-$ (Se require saber nadar) $3.73
Mechnico de Instrumentos, MG-11 (Conocimiento de inglis)
(Se require licencia de conductor) __ $7.33
Macinico Tornero, MG-10 (Conocimiento de ingl6s)

Ofi inisrtea lere stab r Nnadar) 6
Oficinista de Clinica-Receptionista, NM-3/4 $6,032.00/$6,760.00
Oficinista de Control, Mantenimiento de Edificies, NM-4 $6,760.00
Oficinista Encargado(a) de Cuentas Corrientes, NM-4 $6,760.00
Oficinista Mecandgrafo(a), NM-31 $6,032.00
Oficinista Mecandgrafo(a) NM-41 (Bilingi e)
(Se require licencia de conductor) $6,760.00
Oficinista Mecamigrafo(a), NM-4 (Conocimiento del use de
miquina de escribir modeIo IBM Mag Card II deseab e) $6,760.00
Oficinista Mecan6grafo(a), NM-4 _ $6,760.00
Oficinista, Seccida de N6minas, NM-3 $6,032.00
Oficinista---Transcriptor(a) de Dictifone, NM 4/5 (Se require
conocimiento de terminologfa m6dica) $6,760.00/$7,571.20
Operar6io(a er icehrPsebGerr aMa _C $7.33

Operario(a) de Herramientas de MIquina, MG-8 $3.73
Pasacables, MG-4 (Conocimiento de ingibs)
(Se require saber nadar) $2.71
Pasacables, MG-4 (Trabajo de turno) $2.71
Verificader(a), NM-2 -- $5,699.20
Verificadoor(a) rtiarga, NM-3 (Primeras 40 horas) $6,032.00

POSIC10NES TEMPORALES

Di aEel adiie a e N $11,564.80
Mddice-Pediatria, NM-14 (latermitente) (QNE 1 ailo)_ $16.27
Obrero, MG-2 (Se require saber nadar) (QNE 1 ailo) $2.66
------


P 1


Esclusas P 2

Esclusas P 2

Mantenimiento A 1
Terminales P 1
Mantenimiento A 1

Esclusas A 1

Salubridad A-P 1-1


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Pat Quinn en una escena de "El Restaurante de Alicia", una de las peliculas
en que ha actuado.


I.0.E. P

Almacenes A

Esclusas P
Dragas P
.
Trans. Motors P


es A
Hos. Gorgas P
Serv. Com. P
Terminales A
Terminales A

Puertos P

Salubridad P
Industrial A
Esclusas A

Hos. Gorgas P

Esclusas A
Dragas P

Esclusas P
Terminales A
Terminales P

Terminales A


La actriz Pat Quinn, nacida en el
Istmo tiene un papel important en
la comentada pelicula "Una Mujer
Descasada", que se estren6 recien-
temente en PanamA y que seri ex-
hibida mariana en el Teatro Balboa.
La pelicula trata sobre una mu-
jer, represented por Jill Clayburgh,
que sobrevive el repentino colapso
de su matrimonio gracias al apoyo
que le brindaron tres amigos cuyas
reunions regulars son el equiva-
lente femenino del tirmino "salir
con los muchachos". La Quinn re-
presenta el papel de la amiga Sue,
una mujer algo endurecida para
quien el matrimonio hacia tempo,
que no pasaba de ser una forma-
lidad.
Actualmente estin considerando
a la Quinn para un papel en una
pelicula con Burt Reynolds que seri
filmada en Boston en octubre. Su
lista de peliculas incluyen el papel
estelar en la pelicula "Alice's Res-
taurant, un papel con Gregory
Peck en "Shootout," y una pelicula
mtitulada "The Chase" con Marlon


Brando. Ha representado papeles
en various dramas, incluyendo su ac-
tuaci6n en la obra de Arthur Miller
"Death of a Salesman," producida
por George C. Scott en el Circulo
Teatral en Nueva York. El afio pa-
sado desempefib un papel, en una
producci6n en Los Angeles, el
drama "Oil".
En la television, ha represented
papeles en las series: "The Waltons"
(Los Waltons), "Bannachek", "Man-
nix" y "Gunsmoke," entre otras.
La Quinn vive en Nueva York
con su esposo e hijos, Caleb y
Chance. Este verano, pas6 unas va-
caciones en el Istmo donde asisti6
a la reunion de las clauses de los
afios 50 al 55, de la Escuela Secun-
daria de Balboa.
Pat es hija de Marc Quinn
(q.e.p.d.) y Berta Quinn, ambos ex-
empleados del Canal de PanamA.
Su hermano es Bruce Quinn, Di-
rector de la Oficina de Igualdad
de Oportunidad de Empleo, que es
muy conocido por su participaci6n
en los circulos teatrales locales.


ingenieria
Hos. Gorgas
Ingenieria


. .
Las solicitudes deberan presentarse al Ramo de Empleo y Colocacl6n de Personal, Edificio
366, Anc6n, 0 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-
cidn. Este piazo de 7 dras ests sujeto a prdrroga segin petici6n de la Divisi6n que esty
anunciando la vacant, a segin decision del Jefe del Ramo de Empleo y Colocacidn de Per
sonal. Los requisites pueden ser revisados en cualguiera de estas dos oficinas o en la
Biblioteca de la Zona del Canal. Pueden obtenerse mayors informed en el Ramo de
Colocaciones, tel6fonos 52-3583, 52-7867 6 43-1288. Personas calificadas que tengan impe-
dimentos fisicos pueden Ilamar a visitor at Coordinador del Programa para la Colocaci6n de
Personas impedidas a fin de ser asesoradas con respect alas vacates que aparecen
arriba. La oficina del Coordinador estil situada en el Edificio 345, Sai6n 101, Anc6n, Zona del
Canal, tel6fono 52-7570.

POSICIOnOS DOSignadBS para Movilidad

A d
Andante Electricista, MG-5 (Conocimiento de inglbs)
(Se require saber nadar) __ ______ __ $2.76 Esclusas P 1
Ayudante Mechnico Tornero, MG-5 (Conocimiento de ing bs)
(Se require saber nadar) _______ __ $2.76 Eschsas P 1
Ayndante Operatio(a) de Gancho de Grlia, MG-5 (Conocimiento
de Inglis) (Se require Saber nadar) ______ $2.76 Esclusas P 2
AyndanteqSi r a ePn5d )o - ------- ---$2.76 Eschsas P 2

Lubricador, MG-6 (Conocimiento do ingids)
(Se require saber nadar) ___ ___ ___ $2.83 Esclusas P 2
Medider de Sistemas de Distribuci#n de Cambustibles, MG 8
(Debe sealer icer y escribir ingids) _ _ _$3.73 Abasto Comb. A-P 1-1
Pasacarbeq er b(Con imie o de 4 $2.71 Esclusas P 3

tas posiciones designadas para el Programa de Movilidad Ascendente que aparecen en la
teastan iojm onPrPnect nNetNetses Par clispopnible s siec o se pleeatdin i dolsen
una Solicitud para et Programa de Movilidad Ascendente. So han distribuido copies de dichos
formularios de solicitudes especiales a todos los funcionarios administrative de Ias division.
nes. Los empleados del Sector Pacifico que hayan lienado esta solicited deberin cerciorarse
que lamisma sea recibida por el Coordinador del Programa de Movilidad Ascendente dentro
de un plazo de siete (7) dias calendarios a partir de la fecha en que se anuncid la misma.
Se podra obtener mayor informacidn Ilamando al Coordinador del Programa de Movilidad
Ascendente al tel6fono 52-7570.


En la actualidad se esti 11evando
a cabo una encuesta entre emplea-
dos no estadounidenses de la em-
presa del Canal. Se Ileva a cabo a
petici6n de los copresidentes de la
Sub comisi6n de Seguridad Social
que es una de las 23 subcomisiones
que estin trabafando en el proyec-
to para la ejectTci6n de los nuevos
Tratados.
La informaci6n recopilada servi-
rd para la planificaci6n a largo al.
cance de parte de la Caja de Seguro
Social de PanamA. Los superviso-
res de Ias diversas dependencias
estin repartiendo los formularios
con preguntas encaminadas a de-


terminal la demand que tendril
que tender esa instituci6n en el
future. Las respuestas serin trata-
das confidencialmente.
El completar el cuestionario no
compromete al empleado a aco-
gerse a la cohertura del Seguro
Social de PanamA en el future.
Los empleados deberin 11enar los
formularies, panerlos en el sobre
que para ese prop6sito se les ha
proporcionado y entregArselos a sus
supervisors dentro de dos dias.
Carlos Williams de la Direcei6n de
Personal, 52-3466, atenderi cual
quier pregunta sobre esta encuesta.


CorreoMaritimo
_ 23 de octubre
_ 23 de octubre
mar
correa Marnimo


Levante _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Lejano Oriente _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
A Correos Militares de Ultra


Levante-Etiopia, IrAn, Israel, Arabia Saudita
(excluyendo Turqufa') _ _ _ _ _ 23 de octubre
Turquia _ _ _ _ 23 de actubre
Lejano Oriente-Antirtica, Australia, Indonesia, Jap6n,
Korea, Nueva Zelandia, Okinawa, Filipinas,
Taiwan y Tailandia __ ___ __ _____ ____ 23deoctubre
o Hasta nuevo aviso, solamente se pueden aceptar cartas para entrega en direccio-
nes militaries en Turqufa. Son acceptable los paquetes como correo international si van
dirigidos a destinatarios civiles, no a una direcei6n military.


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2 CCUB 80 Rd MUfer tSCBSB &
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