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Title: The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Portion of title: Spillway
Parallel title: Canal de Panamá Spillway
Issues for also have Spanish title: Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Physical Description: 37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
United States
Publisher: Panama Canal
Place of Publication: Balboa Hights, C.Z
Creation Date: February 23, 1979
Publication Date: 1963-1999
Frequency: biweekly[jan. 6, 1984-1999]
weekly[ former -dec. 23, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Periodicals -- Canal Zone   ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama)   ( lcsh )
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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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Preceded by: Spillway
Succeeded by: Faro (Balboa, Panama)

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The Panama Canal Spillway

Vol. XVII, No. 26

Friday, February 23, 1979

Parfitt Testifies on Implementing Legislation

Employee Benefits Are Essential To Retaining Canal Workforce

Representative Gladys Spellman (D-Md) makes the point that in her opinion
the early retirement provisions contained in the implementing legislation
are an inducement to employees to leave rather than an incentive to stay
on with the Canal. Governor Parfitt responded that the early retirement
provisions are only slightly more liberal than those available under the
major RIF and that the employees most likely to leave if the implementing
legislation is passed are those who are close to or already eligible for retire-
ment. Panama Canal Pilots' Association President Norman Werner told
Spellman that mid-career employees such as himself will stay if the early
retirement benefits are approved

License Section Offices Will Open

For 2 Days of Over-Counter Sales

Gov. H. R. Parfitt told members
of the Committee on Post Office and
Civil Service of the House of Rep-
resentatives on Friday that in his
personal view ". . . the employee
provisions of the implementing leg-
islation-to a greater extent than
the financial, organizational and
other parts of the law-will deter-
mine whether or not the Canal will
continue to function in the same
exceptional manner that has char-
acterized its operation since 1914."
Parfitt was the first person to tes-
tify at the six hours of hearings held
in the Training Center on Friday
and Saturday. A crowd of spectators
filled the room and loudspeakers
were set up outside for the over-
flow of persons interested in fol-
lowing the proceedings.
Seven members of the Committee,
whose major responsibility in regard
to the implementing legislation is
Title III dealing with employee and
postal matters, were on hand for
the hearings. They were: James M.
Hanley (D-N.Y.), chairman; Charles
H. Wilson (D-Calif.); Patricia
Schroeder (D-Colo.); Gladys N.
Spellman (D-Md.); Edward J.
Derwinski (R-Ill.); Gene Taylor
(R-Mo.); and Tom J. Corcoran
The representatives are consider-
ing two versions of the legislation,
H.R. 1716, submitted by the Admin-
istration, and H.R. 111, also known
as the "Murphy bill," sponsored by
John M. Murphy (D-NY), chairman
of the Merchant Marine and Fish-
eries Committee. The differences
between the two bills in regard to
employee rights and benefits appear
to be minimal.
The Governor told the represen-

tatives that timely enactment of the
legislation is essential and that a
delay in its passage beyond early
summer would have an adverse im-
pact on the Canal organization's
personnel administration, labor rela-
tions, financial management and re-
location of activities. He said also
that a good percentage of Canal
employees are deferring decisions
as to their futures until the imple-
menting legislation is passed and
they see what it contains in the way
of an early retirement option.
Parfitt said he believes the early re-
tirement option extending through-
out the life of the Treaty "will do
more than any other single feature
of the legislation toward maintain-
ing a skilled workforce at the
Under questioning by Hanley,
Governor Parfitt said that the big-
gest cost involved in the implemen-
tation of the Treaty would be the
early retirement package which
some Administration officials have
estimated would run between $8
and $9 million per year for 30 years.
Questioned as to where he be-
lieved the funds for the early retire-
ment package should come from,
the Governor indicated that he be-
lieved taking the funds from the
general treasury rather than from
the Federal employees retirement
fund would be "consistent with the
Administration's views."
Asked how many Canal employ-
ees would be eligible for immediate
retirement under the early out
option, the Governor responded that
an estimated 1500 would be eligible.
Spellman expressed concern over
the cost of the implementation,
specifically in regard to the effect it
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might have on the solvency of the
Federal employees retirement fund.
She chairs the Compensation and
Employee Benefit Subcommittee.
Her subcommittee, as well as the
Employee Ethics and Utilization
Subcommittee chaired by Represen-
tative Schroeder, have hearings
scheduled within the next several
Spellman joined with other Com-
mittee members in saying she be-
lieves the legislation will face an
uphill battle to gain passage in the
House because some members see
it as a political tool with which to
express their dissatisfaction with
the Treaty itself. She predicted that
the high costs involved in the im-
plementation will elicit a negative
reaction from a Congress that is in
"no mood for spending" and that
lately has used the Federal employ-
ee as a "whipping boy." '
Spellman also questioned the
logic of offering employees the op-
portunity to leave by way of an
early retirement benefit as an in-
centive to maintaining the neces-
sary workforce on the Canal.
In thanking Governor Parfitt for
his testimony, Hanley said that his
committee recognizes the Governor
as an authority on the Treaty and
as one who is in a far better position
to advise than others might be. He
told the Governor not to be reluc-
tant to "make us aware of your ob-
servations if there's something we're
doing wrong or some shortcoming
you observe."
Following the Governor in testi-
fying on Friday were representa-
tives of U.S. and Canal Zone labor
unions. Shannon Wall, national pres-
(Continued on p. 4)

Canal Zone License Section offices
in Ancon and Margarita will be
open for over-the-counter sale of
1979 license plate validation stickers

Union Dues
The deadline for receipt by the
Payroll Branch of revocation forms
for payroll deduction of union dues
has been set at March 14 for the
March 1979 revocation period.
Forms or letters received after
that date will be held for processing
during the September 1979 revoca-
tion period.

Monday through Wednesday, Feb-
ruary 26-28.
Residents who did not register
their vehicles through the mail may
apply directly at the License sec-
tions. The registration will proceed
more quickly if residents bring with
them a typed 1979 application form.
Canal Zone vehicle owners have
until midnight, February 28 to affix
a 1979 validating sticker to their
1978 license plates. Applications
mailed February 23-25 will be
processed and delivered for mailing
by midnight, February 26.

Representatives of the American Federation of Govern-
ment Employees give their views on the implementing
legislation to members of the House Committee on Post
Office and Civil Service. Seated at the center table,

from left, are Barbara Corson, president of C.Z. Nurses
Lodge 1805; James O'Donnell, president of Local 14;
James Lynch, international vice president of AFGE; and
David Baglien, first vice president of Local 14.

Gift of the Panamia Canal .:m-mir

More Than 64 Years of Service to World Commerce


February 23, 1979

(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.

2:55-Sigo-On News
3:00--Sesame Street
3:55-Space Angel
4:20-The Melting Pat
4:45-General Hospital (Adult)
5:30--Ql Pasa?
5:35--Hllyweed Squares
6:00-Evening Report
6:30--Star Maidens
(Series ends)
6:55-Northwest Passage
(Series ends)
7:25-James at 15/16
8:15-Man in a Suitcase
9:05-The Champions
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Mystery Movie:
"Mission Mars"
11:45-The Detectives*
12:10-Late News Headlines

10:40-Sign-On News
10:45-Terry Teons
1:50-Big Valley*
2:45-Greatest Sports Legends
3:05-Sport Challenge
3:25-Vitalis Invitational
Track Meet
4:40-Wide World of Sports
5:30-Washington Week in
Review -
6:00-Weekend Report
6:15-Soap Factory
7:55-Carter Country
8:25-Treasure Unlimited
8:50-Second City (Adult)
915-Double Feature:
"Diamonds" (Adult)
and "Pride of the
1:15-Late News Headlines
10:40-Sign-O0 News
10:45-Hour of Power
11:40-Sacred Heart /
11:55-This Is the Life
12:25-Wild Kingdom
12:50-Science Information
1:05-Super Bowl XIII
(Preempts regular

3:55-Bing Crosby Program
Golf Tournament
5:15-The Arts: "Sculpture"
(Series ends)
5:35-Trails to Adventure
6:00-Weekend Report
6:15-The Muppets
(Series starts)
6:40-Soldier's Diary:
"Iwo lima"
(Series starts)
7:05-On Our Own
7:30-NBS News Presents:
China: A Class By
Itself (Preempts
The Avengers)
(Series starts)
10:25-General Electric All-Star
Anniversary (Preempts
12:15-Late News Headlines
2:50-Sign-On News
2:55-Sesame Street
3:50-My Favorite Martian"
4:15-Body Buddies
4:40-Medical Center
(Preempts General
5:30--Qu Pasa?
5:35-Hollywood Squares
6:00-Evening Report
6:30-What Will They Think
of Next?
6:55-Can You Top This?
7:20-Variety Special:
"The Entertainers"
8:10-The Immortal
9:05-Jason King
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Black Contributions
10:30-Movie: "Charlie Smith
and the Fritter Tree"
11:55-Late News Headlines
2:35-Sign-On News
2:40-Electric Company
3:10-Movie: "My Darling
4:45-General Hospital (Adult)
5:30-Gu6 Pasa?
5:35-Consumer Buyline
6:00-Evening Report
6:30-Paul Lynde Show*

6:55-Roll Out
7:25--all of the West
7:50-We've Got Each Other
8:15--Hee Haw
9:05-Medical Center
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-The Black Contribution:
10:35-Movie: "Great American
Beauty Contest"
11:50-Late News Headlines
2:35-Sign-On News
2:45-Sesame Street
3:40--usty's Treehouse
4:05-Sew What's New
4:40-Medical Center
(Preempts General
5:30--ud Pasa?
5:35-Forever Gershwin
S(Preempts $20,000
6:00-Evening Report
6:55-Information Special:
"Time of Your
7:20-Dick Clark Live
8:15-The Fugitive*
9:05-Information Special:
"Shipwrecks of
10:00-Fcus on Today
10:15-Victory at Sea*
(Series starts)
10:40-Movie: "Kid Millions"*
12:15-Late News Headines
2:55-Sign-On News
3:00-Electric Company
3:30-Partridge Family*
4:20-Wanted Dead or Alive
4:45-General Hospital (Adult)
5:30-Qui Pasa?
5:35-Body Buddies (Repeat)
6:00-Evening Report
6:55-Family Hour Festival
8:45-Felony Squad*
9:15-Barbary Coast
(Series ends)
10:05-Focus on Today
10:20-Soap (Adult)
10:45-Movie: "Lost"*
12:15-Late News Headlines

Wild About Steamships? This Club's for You

Do you work up steam over
steamships? Do you pop a vessel
over motor vessels? If so, you be-
long in The Steamship Historical
Society of America, where you can
learn more about their history, lore
and romance.
Membership is only $10 a year
and includes a subscription to the

illustrated quarterly Steamboat Bill.
The Canal Zone is the best
place in the world for ship-
watching. If you're interested, con-
tact, Roger Jones (work 52-7611,
home 52-5653) or Art Lindo (work
25-5151, home 23-6500) on the
Pacific side or Bob Clark (work
43-1904, home 43-3242) on the
Atlantic side.

Panama Canal Spillway

Governor of the Canal Zone
Acting Information Officer

Lieutenant Governor

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.

- Retirees

(Continued from last week)

May Jamieson, sales store checker, Supply
Division, Pacific side: 36 years 25 days.
Clifton J. Johnson, motor vehicle operator,
Motor Transportation Division, Pacific side:
30 years 5 months 11 days.
Alman J. Jones, linehandler leader, Port Cap-
tain, Cristobal, Atlantic side: 42 years 5
months 8 days.
Joseph E. Jones, carpenter, Locks Division,
Pacific side: 39 years 5 months 3 days.
Charles R. Kalb, assistant retail store man-
ager, Supply Division, Pacific side: 36
years 5 months 9 days.
Clayton E. Kays, chief engineer, towboat, sal-
vage, Dredging Division, Pacific side: 31
years 2 months 10 days.
Daniel P. Kiley, locks operator general fore-
man, Locks Division, Pacific side: 40 years
10 months 21 days.
Alphonso D. King, linehandler, Port Captain,
Cristobal, Atlantic side: 36 years 10
months 5 days.
Dudley Knight, motor vehicle operator, Sup-
ply Division, Pacific side: 39 years 3
months 24 days.
Orlando P. Lashley, electrician helper, Elec-
trical Division, Pacific side: 38 years 9
months 13 days.
William F.'McKay, linehandler, Port Captain,
Cristobal, Atlantic side: 28 years 5 months
28 days.
David A. Mannings, painter, Maintenance Di-
vision, Pacific side: 39 years 8 months
22 days.
Domingo Marcelino, maintenance worker,
Maintenance Division, Pacific side: 38
years 1 month 7 days.
Napole6n Marroquin, oiler, Locks Division,
Pacific side: 36 years 10 months 13 days.
Gilbert D. Martin, janitor, Electrical Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 25 years 8 months 16
Rogelio Martinez, oiler (floating plant) Port
Captain, Balboa, Pacific side: 36 years 8
months 27 days.
Robert G. Matheney, supervisory veterinary
medical officer, Division of Veterinary Med-
icine, Pacific side: 36 years 9 months 11

Octavio M6ndez, stevedore, Terminals Divi-
sion, Atlantic side: 21 years 10 months
12 days.
Fitzgerald G. Mitchell, oiler (floating plant)
Dredging Division, Pacific side: 40 years
4 months 6 days.
Daniel Montoya, maintenance worker, Sup-
ply Division, Pacific side: 31 years 4
months 3 days.
Abraham Morales, linehandler leader, Ter-
minals Division, Pacific side: 37 years 5
months 12 days.
Ralph A. Morales, welder, Industrial Divi-
sion, Atlantic side: 42 years 3 months
26 days.
Pascual Morin, janitor, Community Services
Division, Pacific side: 37 years 1 month.
Josi B. Moreno, bookbinder, Division of
Schools, Pacific side: 32 years 4 months
2 days.
Melanio Moreno, painter, Maintenance Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 35 years 5 months 22
Leroy Mullins, motor vehicle operator, Motor
Transportation Division, Pacific side: 34
years 6 months 6 days.
Walter A. Nelson, electrician leader, Locks
Division, Pacific side: 30 years 1 month
23 days.
Eric S. Oakley, assistant retail store man-
ager, Supply Division, Pacific side: 42
years I month 16 days.
Demetrio Olmedo, boiler plant operator, Elec-
trical Division, Pacific side: 39 years 5
months 5 days.
Frank L. Ostrander, retail store manager,
Supply Division, Pacific side: 14 years 10
months 26 days.
Eustorgio Otero, helper mobile equipment
mechanic, Maintenance Division, Pacific
side: 32 years 1 month 20 days.
Daniel Pirez Jr., electrician helper, Locks
Division, Pacific side: 37 years 3 months
14 days.
Edwin N. Perryman, motor launch operator,
Dredging Division, Pacific side: 39 years
2 months 18 days.
Edith Peters, sales store checker, Supply

S T BginniE MII23,
Beginning Friday, February 23, 1979

BALBOA (Air-Conditioned)
Fri., 6:15, 8:00-Blue Bird (SIT) (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-The Witches (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 10:00 a.m.-Donovan's Reef (G)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 12:00-Yours, Mine and Ours
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15,,8:25-Mon.-Tues., 6:15,
8:25-Grease (SIT) (PG)
Wed., 6:15, 8:00-Baby Blue Marine (PG)
Thurs., 6:20, 8:00-Flying Guillotine
(SIT) (R)

Fri.-Thunderball (SIT) (0)
Friday Owl Show, 9:35-Witness for the
Prosecution (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 6:15-The Train (0)
Sat., 8:15-Man From Del Rio (G)
Sun.-Gus (G)
Tues.-Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (SIT) (PG)
Wed.-Posse (G)

Sun.-The Turning Point (PG)
Mon.-Gus (G)
Wed.-Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (SIT) (PG)

COCO SOLO (Air-Conditioned)
Fri.-Jesus Christ Superstar (SIT) (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-What's New
Pussycat (SIT) (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Noah's Ark (G)
Sat.-Mon., 7:30-Sun., 2:00, 7:30-Treasure
of Matecumbe (G)
Tues., 7:30-White Buffalo (PG)
Wed., 7:30-Diamond Mercenaries (SIT) (R)
Thurs., 7:30-Diamonds Are Forever (PG)

Fri.-Escape From the Planet of the Apes
(SIT) (G)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-The Happy Ending
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-The Russians Are
Coming (G)
Sat.-Odessa File (SIT) (PG)
Sun., Jr. Mat., 2:00-Secret Invasion
(SIT) (G)
Sun.-Mon.--Damnation Alley (PG)
Tues.-Barquero (SIT) (PG)

(Air-Conditioned) -
Sun.-White Buffalo (PG)
Mon.-Diamond Mercenaries (SIT) (R)
Tues.-Diamonds Are Forever (PG)
Wed.-Treasure of Matecumbe (G)
Wed.-Thurs.-Treasure of Matecumbe (G)
Fri.-Sink the Bismark (PG)
Sat., 2:00, 7:00-Boatniks (G)
Sun., 2:00, 7:00-Black Sunday (R)

*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.

Division, Pacific side: 35 years 3 months
4 days.
Rupert A. Phillips, painter, Maintenance Di-
vision, Pacific side: 39 years 8 days.
Daniel Pineda, janitor, Community Services
Division, Pacific side: 36 years 5 days.
Jos6 Maria Pineda, welder helper, Mainte-
nance Division, Pacific side: 33 years 8
months 1 day.
Abelardo Pitterson, painter, Maintenance Di-
vision, Pacific side: 33 years 7 months
27 days.
Ricardo Pelance, oiler (floating plant), Port
Captain, Balboa, Pacific side: 35 years 7
months 13 days.
Thomas W. Prestridge, electrician leader,
Locks Division, Pacific side: 34 years 2
months 26 days.
Rafael T. Price, motor vehicle operator, Mo-
tor Transportation Division, Pacific side:
20 years 3 months 9 days.
Josi del C. Quintana, laborer, Community
Services Division, Pacific side: 30 years
5 months 1 day.
Esteban Quiroz, boiler plant operator, Main-
tenance Division, Pacific side: 31 years
8 months 15 days.
Reginald P. Ramsey, tug leader seaman, Port
Captain, Cristobal, Atlantic side: 39 years
8 months 3 days.
Chester J. F. Rhoden, mobile equipment me-
tal mechanic ftreman, Motor Transporta-
tion Division, Atlantic side: 37 years 9
months 5 days.
Marcelino Rios, flame cutter (scrap), Divi-
sion of Storehouses, Pacific side: 33 years
2 months 11 days.
Ulpiano Rios, equipment mechanic helper,
Maintenance Division, Pacific side: 38
years 8 months 2 days.
Gregorio Rivera, stevedore, Terminals Divi-
sion, Atlantic side: 28 years 7 months 29
Henry Mc. Robinson, tug seaman leader, Port
Captain, Balboa, Pacific side: 37 years 3
months 4 days.
Marcelino Robles, painter, Maintenance Di-
vision, Pacific side: 31 years 11 months
13 days.
Agustin Rosas, janitor, Community Services
Division, Pacific side: 35 years 6 months
12 days.
Sylvester Rouse, carpenter, Supply Division,
Pacific side: 37 years 4 months 8 days.
Cyril Sams, linehandler leader, Port Captain,
Cristobal, Atlantic side: 17 years 6 months
11 days.
Alonso Sinchez, launch seaman, Port Cap-
tain, Balboa, Pacific side: 34 years 2
months 2 days.
Jacinto Sanchez, oiler (floating plant), Dredg-
ing Division, Pacific side: 36 years 11
months 14 days.
.Nicolis T. Sinchez, stevedore, Terminals
Division, Atlantic side: 30 years 1 month
7 days.
Ronald J. Sanderson, time and leave clerk,
Locks Division, Pacific side: 35 years 11
Bartolome Savory, furniture repairman, Divi-
sion of Schools, Pacific side: 36 years 7
months 22 days.
Henry F. Scott, seaman, Dredging Division,
Pacific side: 41 years 2 months 13 days.
Ethelbert Seales, sales store clerk, Supply
Division, Pacific side: 34 years 11 months
12 days.
Babe S. Sealy, presser, Supply Division, Pa-
cific side: 16 years, 10 months 6 days.
Jorge A. Shuffler, tug seaman leader, Port
Captain, Balboa, Pacific side: 38 years
10 months.
Bertene E. Smith, sales store clerk, Supply
Division, Pacific side: 35 years 8 months
21 days.
Luke J. Snavely, supervisory civil engineer,
Engineering Division, Pacific side: 39 years
5 months 10 days.
Leonardo Suarez, messenger (motor vehicle
operator) Motor Transportation Division,
Pacific side: 33 years 9 months 5 days.
(Continued on p. 4)

Page 2

February 23, 1979


Employees Need Customs Affidavits

To Ship Firearms to United States

Civilian employees of the U.S.
Government returning to the United
States must make advance prepara-
tions before importing firearms into
the States.
The Gun Control Act of 1968
makes it unlawful for any person,
other than a licensed dealer, to
transport into or receive in the State
where he resides any firearm ob-

Elections To Be Held

For Insurance Board

Members Next Week
Elections will be held during the
week of February 25 to elect Pan-
ama Canal Company/Canal Zone
Government members to the gov-
erning body of the Canal Zone
Group Insurance Board. Elected
members serve a three-year term
(March 1979 through February
The governing body is comprised
of elected civilian employees of
the Panama Canal Company/Canal
Zone Government, Army, Navy, Air
Force, Federal Aviation Agency,
and other U.S. Federal agencies.
Every Company/Government em-
ployee is entitled to vote in the elec-
tion. Your vote does not obligate
you to participate in any of the
group insurance plans sponsored by
the Board.
U.S.-citizen employees will elect
five members and three alternates.
A sixth member will be appointed,
as provided for in the bylaws of
the Board. Six members and three
alternates will be elected by non-.
U.S.-citizen employees.
You will receive a ballot indicating
those employees who have been
nominated to serve on the board.
Cast your ballot for the candidates
who will serve you well. There is
space on the ballot for write-in
votes. Your timekeeper will receive,
distribute, collect, and return the
ballots. Mark your ballot and re-
turn it to your timekeeper before
March 3.


For Disaster
Smoking, worry, tension, pressure,
haphazard eating habits, lack of
proper exercise . . . all these can
eventually spell disaster for your
cardiovascular system. What can
you do? Well, you can enroll in the
cardiovascular program at the Bal-
boa YMCA. The National YMCA
Cardiovascular Health Program can
help cut down the risks associated
with cardiovascular disease.
An open house presentation of
the YMCA Cardiovascular Program
will be held on Thursday, March 1,
at 7:30 p.m. in the Spectrum of.the
Balboa YMCA. Plan to attend and
learn all about the program and
cardiovascular health.

tainted by him outside that State.
U.S. citizen Canal Zone residents
who are leaving the Isthmus may
be issued an affidavit to carry their
firearms back to the United States
or have them shipped in their house-
hold goods provided they are not
otherwise prohibited under the Gun
Control Act and the following cri-
teria has been met: (1) the owner of
the firearms must be able to prove
that he personally took the guns out
the United States or, (2) that he
personally ordered them from the
United States while residing outside
the United States.
Suchl proof may then be pre-
sented to the Canal Zone Customs
Division where the applicant can
have an affidavit executed and veri-
fied by Customs to facilitate impor-
tation of the firearms. The required
proof may consist of Import Permits
on file in the Customs offices,
packing lists, shipping invoices or
orders. Documents showing the fire-
arms were purchased, transferred,
or registered by the owner while
he was a resident in the United
States are also satisfactory evidence
to obtain an affidavit.
Affidavits will not be issued to
persons for firearms that were pur-
chased outside the United States or
locally from individuals or clubs in
the Canal' Zone unless it can be
shown the firearm was ordered from
the United States by and for the
Persons not eligible to receive an
affidavit from the Customs Division
as described above can contact
Frank R. Turman Jr., 52-3325,
Transportation Branch, located at
the Balboa Heights Railroad Station.
Turman will assist these gun owners
with preparation of Alcohol, To-
bacco and Firearms Bureau Form 6,
Part I, to obtain authorization for
the firearms to enter the United
States. Interested persons should
keep in mind that it will require
approximately 60 days to process
Form 6.
A non-resident of the United
States may carry a firearm and am-
munition into the United States for
legitiA'te hunting or lawful sport-
ing events provided the firearm and
such remaining ammunition are to
be taken back out of the territorial
limits of the United States upon
conclusion of the sporting activity.

March Retirement Party
Planned for Ralph L. Sell
There will be a retirement party
for Ralph L. Sell at -the Fort
Gulick Officers' Club on Saturday,
March 17, at 6:30 p.m.
Dress is informal and the price
per person is $7.50 for a steamship
roast dinner with dessert, gift and
music. There will be a pay-as-you-
go bar.
Call Barbara Dedeaux or Alicia
Chen not later than March 5 for

I ,

Members of the 1979 Gorgas Hospital Gallon Club are
shown with Health Director Col. John R. Simmons and
Gorgas Hospital Director Dr. Rafael J. DiNapoli who
presented the blood donors certificates and medallions
at a ceremony held at the Gorgas Hospital Laboratory

conference room. Kenneth L. Bivin and Frank Ray-
mond, who have given 4 gallons of blood, and Richard
H. Kinsey, a 3-gallon donor, received bronze medal-
lions. Bronze medallions also were awarded to 2-gallon
donors, and 1-gallon donors received silver medallions.

Moffitt Gets Up, Goes To School, and Gets Dressed

What's faster than a speeding
bullet? Why, it's Dave Moffitt
whipping his Peugeot past bumper-
to-bumper early morning traffic on
Thatcher Ferry Bridge to get from
his home in Diablo to his job at
Howard Elementary School.
Before you shout "That man
should be arrested!" you ought to
know that the vehicle Moffitt is
"driving" is a Peugeot 10-speed
bicycle. A holdover from his college
days, Moffitt bought the bike in
1961 when he was a freshman at
Seattle Pacific. For the past seven

years it has carried him daily on the
13-mile round trip to and from
Howard, where he teaches the third
Dressed in gym shorts, T-shirt
and tennis shoes, Moffitt leaves home
about 6:15 a.m. and arrives at
school in about 30 minutes, leaving
him plenty of time to dress properly
for class-properly, in Moffit's case,
meaning in slacks and a colorful
Hawaiian-print shirt and sometimes
a loud tie. He selects each day's
attire from the wardrobe he keeps
at school.

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Moffitt uses cycling as a way of
keeping himself in shape, and he's
a model of physical fitness. He also
plays softball and basketball and is
an assistant football coach at Canal
Zone College during his off duty
But if one reason he pedals to
school is to expend energy, another
reason is to save it. Moffitt con-
siders that he saves hundreds of
dollars a year in gasoline alone, not
to mention in wear and tear on his
car. He uses his bike for everything
except riding to church, though for
six carless months he and wife
Bunny even biked their way to
Balboa Union where they are active

Surprisingly enough the Moffitts
have not one but two cars, and up
until a month ago were the owners
of a Cadillac. Dave Moffitt says its
sale put an end to his friends ribbing
that he rides a bike because he
can't afford to drive the Cadillac.
It takes a certain amount of daring
to brave Thatcher Ferry Bridge in
a car, much less on a bicycle, but
Moffitt says in seven years he's had
only one accident. The wind is the
*"-- most difficult part of the crossing-
in typical understatement Moffitt
says he's "lost more than one hat"-
-<. l but it has never rained while he was
on his way to school and after
school, he waits it out.
Motorists, joggers and bridge
maintenance workers alike recog-
nize Moffitt and give him a friendly
wave as he passes. His only real
difficulty with four-wheeled vehi-
cles is that when he crimps his
wheels to cross railroad tracks at
Diablo motorists sometimes react as
if he is turning in to them.
That Moffitt is a "go-getter" is
evident from the facttat ht e holds
two master's degrees in the field of
education and is working on a third
at Alabama University extension.
He applies the same kind of enthu-
siasm to whatever he does, in-
Scluding biking. He's set himself a
goal of bicycling from Key West,
Fla., to Neah Bay, Wash., within
the next five years.


Page 3


February 23, 1979


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 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
filled only by a U.S. citizen.

(Exception to the Freeze)
Engineer Dredge FE-14 (License required) ------

Bureau Lo- Va-
or ca- can-
Base Rate Division tion cies
..-_$10.90 Dredging P 1

(That may become permanent)-These positions will be filled by competitive procedures;
therefore, the selectees' temporary promotions MAY be converted to permanent without
further competition when the freeze is lifted, provided the positions have not been used for
placement of RIF'd employees by September 30, 1979.

Clerk NM-3 (Bilingual) (Shift work required)
(NTE 9-22-79) ------------ ---------------.$6,593.60
Crane Operator MG-11 (NTE 9-30-79) --------- $7.80
Rigger (Leader) MG-10 (NTE 9-30-79) --------. -- .. ---. $7.52


Clerk-Stenographer NM-4/51 (NTE 9-29-79) ...$7,217.60/$7,841.60 Health P 1
Librarian NM-9 (NTE 9-30-79)--------- ------$15,704.00 C.Z. Library P 1
Rigging Worker MG-6 (NTE 9-30-79)---------------$3.05 Storehouses P .2
Sheet Metal Mechanic Helper MG-5 (NTE 9-19-79)_--- .-- $3.00 Maintenance P 1
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
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
the Canal Zone Library. Further information may be obtained from the Employment and Placement
Branch, telephone 52-3336, 52-3176 or 43-1288. Qualified handicapped 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, Canal Zone, telephone 52-7570.

Scouts are well known for their knot tying talents and these speedy
Panamanian scouts are always crowd-pleasers at local Scout-O-Ramas.

Governor Testifies
(Continued from p. 1)

ident of the National Maritime
Union, told the representatives,
"Basically the material aspects of the
Treaty have been settled. We ask
that you urge the Congress to give
the same considerations to the hu-
man aspects."
Wall and AFGE Local 14 Presi-
dent James O'Donnell, among other
labor leaders, emphasized the need
for the legislation to contain a pro-
vision for collective bargaining for
Canal employees. Alfred Graham,
CLU-MTC president, said under
questioning that members of his

Prenatal Classes Set

An educational program for pro-
spective parents consisting of dis-
cussions and the showing of movies
will be held at Coco Solo Hospital,
fourth floor conference room, at
12:30 p.m. The schedule will be as
Monday, March 5 and Thursday,
March 8:
"Personal Care During Preg-
Monday, March 12 and Thursday,
March 15:
"Medical Care During Preg-
Monday, March 19 and Thursday,
March 22:
"Labor and Delivery."
Monday, March 26 and Thursday,
March 29:
"You and Your Baby Come

union would not be happy with the
collective bargaining rights pro-
vided in Title VII of the Civil Serv-
ice Reform Act even if they were
extended to non-U.S. employees.
He said his union also wants the
right to bargain for wage areas (such
as the Washington, D.C. wage
area for Canal Zone teachers).
. O'Donnell presented the Com-
mittee with a list of benefits that
his union would like to see incor-
porated into the implementing legis-
lation, such as the restoration of
the tropical differential to 25 per-
cent and the entitlement of civilian
employees of the Department of
Defense to the voluntary early re-
tirement provisions. He told the
members of Congress that repre-
sentatives of the State Department
and the Department of the Army
promised him they would not object
to the changes if he was able to get
them included in the legislation.
Saturday's hearing opened with
testimony from William Sinclair,
area director of AFSCME, followed
by representatives of the Ameri-
can Federation of Teachers, and
ended with presentations from
presidents of Latin American and
U.S. civic councils.
Sinclair spoke out strongly in
favor of a system of full-scale col-
lective bargaining for Canal em-
ployees and asked that the section
of the implementing legislation
that allows a dual pay scale on the
basis of nationality be deleted. Sin-
clair said he felt the financing of

all the Canal operation should come
from tolls and not from the pocket
of the U.S. taxpayer or the Canal
Dr. Jules Kolodny, vice presi-
dent of AFT, said that except for
requesting that teachers be allowed
to buy into the pension system of
the area to which they move, his
union was only asking that benefits
now enjoyed, such as sabbaticals,
housing and Washington D.C.-
based salaries, be guaranteed for
the future by being included in the
implementing legislation.
Phillip Henry, president of the
Rainbow City Civic Council and the.
Congress of Latin American Civic
Councils, asked the Committee to
extend the special immigration pro-

vision contained in the implement-
ing legislation to all Panamanian
employees of the Canal organiza-
tion regardless of place of residence.
The legislation currently offers the
the benefit to a limited group liv-
ing within the Canal Zone.
Previous testimony brought to
light that an estimated 47,000 Pan-
amanians would be eligible to im-
migrate to the United States under
the provision that now stands.
The issue of an ombudsman to
represent Canal employees during
the crucial months of the transi-
tion was raised by Pacific Civic
Council President Richard Cheville.
The suggestion was favorably re-
ceived by the Congressional repre-

Company Has Positions for Crane Operators

The Panama Canal is seeking
crane operators to be employed on
the Atlantic side of the Isthmus.
The beginning salary is $7.80 per
Crane operators are responsible
for the operation and minor main-
tenance of steam and diesel-powered
25- and 30-ton capacity locomotive
railroad cranes, 7/2-ton electric-
powered or bridge cranes, 5-ton
gasoline-powered mobile cranes,
and 14-ton electric towing loco-
motive cranes.
Applicants must have completed
a four-year apprenticeship in the
trade, or must have had at least four

years of progressive experience in
the operation and minor mainte-
nance of a variety of cranes similar
to those described above, to be the
equivalent of a completed appren-
Applicants are required to have a
good knowledge of the English lan-
guage and must pass a swimming
All qualified applicants will re-
ceive consideration for appoint-
ment without regard to race, reli-
gion, color, national origin, sex, age,
partisan political affiliation or any
other non-merit factor.
For additional information call

Scout-O-Rama 79

At Balboa Stadium

All Day, Tomorrow

Scout-O-Rama '79 begins tomor-
row with a parade from the La Boca
Plant to the Balboa Stadium, start-
ing at 10 a.m. The parade will be
followed by displays of scouting
skills at the stadium.
Cub Packs, Scout Troops and Ex-
plorer posts from Panama and the
Canal Zone will present demonstra-
tions and exhibits relating to the
Scout-O-Rama '79 Theme, "World
Brotherhood of Scouting," through-
out the afternoon.
At approximately dusk the scouts
will present a pageant followed by
a fireworks display.
Tickets for Scout-O-Rama are
$1 and are being sold by local
scouts and will be available at the
stadium gate.
Refreshments will be sold at the
event throughout the day.

GED Test One Way

To Earn That Diploma
The high school level General
Educational Development Tests
will be given at the Canal Zone
College on March 1, 2, 3 and 5.
For a person 19 years of age or
older who has not finished high
school, the GED is an alternate way
to satisfy the high school require-
ment. The total cost of the test is
$7.50 payable at the college office
before the first test date. For
additional information call David
Baglien at 52-3304.

(Continued from p. 2)
Corad D. Taylor, linehandler leader, Port
Captain, Cristobal, Atlantic side: 34 years
5 months 19 days.
George Taylor, laborer leader, Division of
Storehouses, Pacific side: 32 years 2
Aristed Thomas, motor launch operator,
Dredging Division, Pacific side: 46 years
6 months 9 days.
Eulalio Urrutia, wood craftsman, Maintenance
Division, Pacific side: 37 years 10 months
19 days.
Stanley C. Vanterpool, motor vehicle oper-
ator, Supply Division, Atlantic side: 32
years 6 months 22 days.
Celedonio Vergara, cook leader, Gorgas Hos-
pital Pacific side: 34 years 10 months 6
Gabriel Villeda, clerk, Community Services
Division, Pacific side: 37 years 14 days.
William M. Wahl, senior control house oper-
ator, Locks Division, Pacific side: 23 years
4 months 17 days.
William M. Wesley, generating plant shift
foreman, Electrical Division, Pacific side:
35 years 8 months 12 days.
Ena T. Wheatley, sales store clerk, Supply
Division, Pacific side: 30 years 8 months
18 days.
Claudius A. Williams, boiler plant operator,
Maintenance Division, Pacific side: 33
years 8 months 7 days.
Enos A. Williams, maintenance worker, Main-
tenance Division, Atlantic side: 36 years
3 months 4 days.
Hubert I. Wilson, motor vehicle operator,
Electrical Division, Pacific side: 42 years
10 months 17 days.
Edward H. Womble, welder leader, Locks Di-
vision, Pacific side: 38 years 5 months
28 days.
Iris Yard, food service worker, Supply Divi-
.sion, Pacific side: 36 years 10 months
3 days.

Page 4

Mds de 64 Ahos al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Vol. XVII, No. 26

Viernes 23 de Febrero de 1979

El Gob. ParFitt Declara Sobre la Ejecuci6n del Tratado

Mejores Beneficios son Esenciales Para Retener Empleados

- -.

La Honorable Representante Gladys Spellman (Dem6crata de Maryland)
manifiesta su opinion de que las estipulaciones sobre jubilaci6n anticipada
contenidas en la ley de ejecuci6n del tratado inducen a los empleados a
irse y no los motivan a quedarse trabajando en el Canal. El Gobernador
Parfitt respondi6 que las estipulaciones sobre jubilaci6n anticipada son s6lo
un poco mis liberals que aquellas que se ofrecen bajo la reducci6n de
fuerzas de grado mayor. Afiadi6 que los empleados mis inclinados a partir
si la ley de ejecuci6n del tratado es aprobada son aquellos que estan cerca
de ser o son ya elegibles para jubilaci6n. Norman Werner, president de
la Asociaci6n de Practicos del Canal, le dijo a la Sra. Spellman que los
empleados a quienes les falta much por jubilarse como 61 se quedarian
si las disposiciones sobre jubilaci6n anticipada son aprobadas.

Las Oicinas de Licencias Abriran

Dos Dias Para Venta de Etiquetas

El viernes el Gobernador H. R.
Parfitt le dijo a los miembros del
Comit6 de Correos y Servicio Civil
de la CAmara de Representantes de
los Estados Unidos que en su opi-
ni6n personal "... lo estipulado en
el proyecto de ley para la ejecuci6n
del Tratado con respect al em-
pleado-mAs que lo econ6mico, es-
tructural y otras parties de la ley-
determinarA si el Canal continuarA
o no funcionando en la misma ma-
nera exceptional que siempre ha
caracterizado su operaci6n desde
El Gobernador Parfitt fue el pri-
mero en prestar testimonio durante
las seis horas de audiencias que se
celebraron en el Centro de Adies-
tramiento el viernes y el sAbado.
Los espectadores que acudieron lle-
naron el sal6n y hubo que colocar
altoparlantes en el exterior del cen-
tro para aquellas personas que no
pudierofi entrar y que tenian inte-
r6s en seguir los acontecimientos.
Siete miembros del comit6, cuya
responsabilidad principal con res-
pecto a la ley para la ejecuci6n del
Tratado es el Titulo III que trata
sobre empleados y asuntos postales,
estuvieron presents para las audien-
cias. Son: James M. Hanley (D-Nue-
va York), president; Charles H.
Wilson (D - California); Patricia
Schroeder (D-Colorado); Gladys N.
Spellman (D-Maryland); Edward J.
Derwinski (R-Illinois); Gene Taylor
(R-Missouri) y Tom J. Corcoran
Los representantes tienen ante
ellos dos versions de la ley por
considerar, la H.R. 1716 sometida
por la Administraci6n y la H.R. 111,
tambi6n conocida como la "ley Mur-
phy", patrocinada por John M. Mur-
phy (D-Nueva York), president del
Comit6 de Marina Mercante y Pes-
ca. Las diferencias entire ambas le-

yes con respect a los derechos y
beneficios del empleado parecen ser
El Gobernador le dijo a los re-
presentantes que la oportuna pues-
ta en vigencia de la ley es esencial
y que si su aprobaci6n es prolon-
gada mAs alli del comienzo del ve-
rano, Asta tendria un impact ad-
verso en la administraci6n de per-
sonal, las relaciones laborales, la ad-
ministraci6n econ6mica y la reubi-
caci6n de actividades de la organi-
zaci6n canalera. Tambi6n dijo que
un porcentaje de los empleados del
Canal estAn aplazando tomar deci-
siones sobre sus futures hasta que
la ley para la ejecuci6n del Tratado
sea aprobada y puedan enterarse de
lo que contiene en cuanto a jubila-
ci6n anticipada optional. El Gober-
nador Parfitt dijo que en su opinion,
la extension de la jubilaci6n anti-
cipada optional durante toda la
existencia del Tratado "influirA mis
que cualquier otro factor de la ley
para retener a los empleados capa-
citados del Canal".
Al ser interrogado por Hanley,
el Gobernador Parfitt dijo que el
mayor gasto que implica la ley para
la ejecuci6n del Tratado lo ocasio-
naria el program de jubilaci6n an-
ticipada, cuyo costo ha sido calcula-
do entire $8 y $9 millones anuales
durante 30 afios.
Cuando le preguntaron de d6nde
creia que deberian obtenerse los
fondos para el plan de jubilaci6n
anticipada, el Gobernador indic6
que en su opinion los fondos debe-
rAn provenir de la tesoreria general
en vez de del fondo de jubilaci6n
de los empleados Federales ya que
ello "concordaria con los puntos de
vista de la Administraci6n".
Al preguntarle cuAntos emplea-
dos del Canal serian elegibles para
acogerse a la jubilaci6n inmediata

bajo la opci6n de jubilaci6n antici-
pada, el Gobernador respondi6 que
aproximadamente 1,500.
La representante Spellman expre-
s6 preocupaci6n sobre el costo de
la puesta en vigencia del tratado,
especificamente con respect al
efecto que esto tendria en la sol-
vencia del fondo de jubilaci6n de
los empleados Federales. Ella pre-
side el subcomit6 de Compensaci6n
y Beneficios al Empleado. Su ,sub-
comit6, asi como tambi6n el sub-
comite de Etica y Utilizaci6n del
Empleado, presidida por la repre-
sentante Schroeder, han programa-
do audiencias para las pr6ximas
La representante Spellman se
identific6 con otros miembros del
Comit6 al decir que ella cree que
la ley afrontarA una dificil batalla
para obtener su aprobaci6n en la
CAmara debido a que algunos miem-
bros la ven como un instrument
politico con el cual expresar su des-
contento con el propio Tratado. Pre-
dijo que los altos costs involucra-
dos en la puesta en vigencia des-
pertarian una reacci6n negative de
un Congress que no estA "de humor
para gastar dinero" y que Ailtima-
mente ha usado al empleado Fede-
ral como victimma.
La representante Spellman tam-
bi6n express dudas sobre la l6gica
de ofrecer a los erripleados la opor-
tunidad de jubilarse anticipadamen-
te como incentive para conservar a
los empleados necesarios para la
operaci6n del Canal.
Al agradecer al Gobernador Par-
fitt su testimonio, el representante
Hanley dijo que su comit6 recono-
ce al Gobernador como una autori-
dad en el Tratado y como la per-
sona mejor capacitada para aseso-
rar sobre el asunto. Le dijo al Go-
(Continda en la pdgina 4)

Las oficinas de la Secci6n de Li-
cencias de la Zona del Canal en
Anc6n y Margarita permanecerAn
abiertas del lunes 26 al mi6rcoles 28

Cuotas al Sindicato
La fecha limited para que el Ramo
de N6minas reciba los formularios
de anulaci6n de la deducci6n de las
cuotas al sindicato directamente de
los cheques-es el 14 de marzo para
el period de abrogaci6n de marzo
de 1979.
Los formularios o las cartas que
se reciban despu6s de esa fecha no
serin procesados sino hasta el pe-
riodo de anulaci6n de septiembre
de 1979.

de febrero para la venta de las eti-
quetas de validaci6n de 1979 para
las places.
Aquellos residents que no regis-
traron sus vehiculos por correo po-
drAn hacerlo personalmente en las
Secciones de Licencia. El registry
se agilizara si los residents traen
consigo, escrita a mAquina, la soli-
citud de 1979.
Los duefios de vehiculos de la
Zona del Canal tienen hasta la me-
dianoche del 28 de febrero para ad-
herir a sus places de 1978 la eti-
queta de validaci6n de 1979. Las
solicitudes recibidas entire el 23 y
25 serAn procesadas y enviadas el
26 de febrero.

Los representantes de la Federaci6n Americana de Barbara Corson, president de la Logia 1805 de En-
Empleados del Gobierno exponen su punto de vista fermeras de la Zona del Canal; James O'Donnell, pre-
sobre el proyecto de ley para la ejecuci6n del tratado sidente del Local 14; James Lynch, vicepresidente
a los miembros del Comite del Correo y el Servicio international del AFGE; y David Baglien, primer
Civil de la CAmara de Representantes. Sentados en la vicepresidente del Local 14.
mesa del centro, de izquierda a derecha se encuentran

A ma :� � -


Febrero 23, 1979


(Contin6a de la Semana Pasada)

Viernes 23 de Febrero de 1979

Domingo-White Buffalo (PG)
Lunes-Diamond Mercenaries (SIT) (R)
Martes-Diamonds Are Forever (PG)
Midrcoles y jueves-Treasure of Matecumbe

Domingo-The Turning Point (PG)
Lunes-Gus (G)
Miercoles-Man Who Loved Cat Dancing
(SIT) (PG)

GUIA DE PELICULAS: (G) Audiencia general para personas de todas las edades. (PG) Se sugiere
la Gufa do los Padres, pues parte de la pelicula no sero apta para niios. (R) Restringida.
Menores de 17 aios tendrAn que ir acompalados de uno de los padres o su guardian legal.
.(X) No se admitirS menores de 17 alos. (SIT) Titulos en espafiol.

Sa yX1 ll" * *A colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso

10:30-Club 700
12:00-Super Agente 86
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Cine Vespertino
3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
4:00-Super Amigos
5:00-El Gato
5:30-La Polla Hipica
6:30-TV-2 Informa
7:30-Los Waltons
8:30-Acci6n y Misterio
10:30--Ultimas Noticias
11:00-Ultima Tanda
10:00-Catedral del Aire
10:30-Mundo Infantil
11:30-De Mujer a Mujer
12:30-Tras la Noticia
l:00-Fitbol en TV-2
2:30-El Ancho Mundo del
3:30-Aventureros del Camino
4:30-Harry 0
6:30-TV-2 Informa
7:30-El Submarino Rosa
8:00-Misterios de Hardy Boys
y Nancy Drew
9:00-Pepper Anderson
10:00-Crimenes de Pasidn
11:00-Cine de Oro
9:00-La Santa Misa
10:00-Cristianismo y Educaci6n
10:30-Todo por la Patria

12:30-Boxeo de Ayer y Hoy
2:00-Club PTL
3:00-Kung Fu
4:00-Cine de Accidn
8:00-Viaje Fantastico
9:00-Best Sellers
10:00-Super Estreno
10:30-Club 700
11:30-Torombolo y sus Amigos
12:00-Super Agente 86
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Cine Vespertino
3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
4:00-Moby Dick
4:30-El Show de los Muppets
5:00-Viaje al Fondo del Mar
6:00-Aventuras de Black
6:30-TV-2 Informa
8:30-Cine Favorite
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-Ultima Tanda
10:30-Club 700
11:30-Los Trotamundos
12:00-Super Agente 86
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Cine Vespertino
3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
4:00-Tom y Jerry
4:30-Nuevas Aventuras de
5:00-Operaci6n Rescate
6:00-Doctor al Rescate
6:30-TV-2 Informa
7:30-Clisico Familiar

8:30-Cosmos 1999
9:30-Starsky y Hutch
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-Ultima Tanda
10:30-Club 700
11:30-Benito y Cecilie
12:00-Loterfa y Alegrifa
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Cine Vespertino
3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
4:00-El Fantasma del Espacio
4:30--La Gran Esfera Azul
5:00--77 Sunset Strip
6:00-Baggy Pants y los Nitwits
6:30-TV-2 Informa
7:30-El Especial
8:30-La Clase del 65
9:30-Pioneros del Oeste
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-Ultima Tanda
10:30-Club 700
11:30-Jessie y las
12:00-Super Agente 86
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Cine Vespertino
3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
4:30-Aventuras de
Muhamad All
5:00-Surfside 6
6:30-TV-2 Informa
8:30-Lo Mejor del Boxeo
10:00-Grandes Desastres
10:30--Ultimas Noticias
11:00-Ultima Tanda

Club Para Interesados en Buques de Vapor

dSe emociona usted al ver buques
de vapor? dSe le acelera el pulso a
causa de las motonaves? Si su res-
puesta es afirmativa, usted deberA
ingresar a The Steamship Historical
Society of America (La Sociedad
Hist6rica de Buques de Vapor de
Am6rica), donde puede aprender
mAs sobre su historic, ciencia y
La cuota de admisi6n es s61o $10
por aflo e incluye una subscripci6n

al Steamboat Bill, publicaci6n ilus-
trada trimestral.
La Zona del Canal es el mejor
lugar del mundo para observer bar-
cos. Si esta interesado, comuniquese
con. Roger Jones, tel6fono 52-7611
(oficina), 52-5653 (residencia) o con
Art Lindo, 25-5151 (oficina), 23-6500
(residencia) en el sector Pacifico, o
con Bob Clark, 43-1904 (oficina),
43-3242 (residencia) en el sector

Spillway del Canal de Panama
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal Vicegobernador
Director Interino de Informaci6n Directora
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. Despubs de esa fecha s6lo 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.

May Jamieson, cajera de almac6n de ventas,
Division de Abasto, sector Pacffico: 36 aios
25 dfas.
Clifton J. Johnson, operario de vehfculos a
motor, Divisi6n de Transporte a Motor,
sector Pacifico: 30 asos 5 meses 11 dfas.
Alman J. Jones, capataz pasacables, Capita-
nfa del Puerto, Crist6bal, sector Atlintico:
42 aRos 5 meses 8 dfas.
Joseph E. Jones, carpintero, Divisidn de Es-
clusas, sector Pacifico: 39 alos 5 meses
3 dfas.
Charles R. Kalb, subgerente de almac6n de
ventas al por menor, Divisi6n de Abasto,
sector Pacifico: 36 afios 5 meses 9 dfas.
Clayton E. Kays, primer maquinista de remol-
cador de salvamento, Divisi6n de Dragado,
sector Pacffico: 31 alos 2 meses 10 dfas.
Daniel P. Kiley, capataz general de operario
de esclusas, Divisi6n de Esclusas, sector
Pacifico: 40 afios 10 meses 21 dfas.
Alphonso D. King, pasacables, Capitanfa del
Puerto, Crist6bal, sector Atlantico: 36 alos
10 meses 5 dias.
Dudley Knight, operario de vehfculos a motor,
Division de Abasto, sector Pacifico: 39 aeos
3 meses 24 dfas.
Orlando P. Lashley, ayudante electricista, Di-
visi6n de Electricidad, sector Pacifico:
38 aRos 9 meses 13 dias.
William F. McKay, pasacables, Capitanfa del
Puerto, Crist6bal, sector Atlantico: 28 alos
5 meses 28 dias.
David A. Mannings, pintor, Divisi6n de Man-
tenimiento, sector Pacffico: 39 alos 8 meses
22 dfas.
Domingo Marcelino, trabajador de manteni-
miento, Divisi6n de Mantenimiento, sector
Pacifico: 38 aros 1 mes 7 dfas.
Napoleon Marroquin, lubricador, Divisi6n de
Esclusas, sector Pacifico: 36 afios 10 mes
13 dias.
Gilbert D. Martin, aseador, Divisi6n de Elec-
tricidad, sector Pacifico: 25 aios 8 meses
16 dias.
Rogelio Martinez, lubricador de plant flo-
tante, Capitanfa del Puerto, Balboa, sector
Pacifico: 36 aros 8 meses 27 dias.
Robert G. Matheney, supervisor de veterina-

10:55-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar*
11:45-Dick Tracy
12:00-Mr. Magoo
1:00-Informative del Mediodia
1:30-Ven Conmigo
2:30-Marcha Nupcial
3:00-El Manantial
3:30-Los Fahulosos Cien
5:00-Aguilas del Espacio
5:30-Laverne y Shirley
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
8:00-Coraz6n Salvaje
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutes
10:15-Viernes Deportivo
10:00-Camino de la Verdad
10:30-Festival de Cartenes
11:15-Los Amigos del Hombre
11:45-McDuff, el Perro
que Habla
12:15--Hogar Dulce HogarO
l:30-Martinez Blanco
6:00-Teleneticias RPC
7:00-Los Nuevos Vengalres
8:00-Del Vechis
9:00-Barnaby Jones
10:00--Cine Monumental
9:00-La Santa Misa
10:00-Cristianismo y Educaci6d
10:30-Tode per la Patria*
12:00-Salvese Quidn Pueda
12:30-Tope Gigio

ria, Divisi6n de Medicina Veterinaria, sec-
tor Pacifico: 36 afios 9 meses 11 dias.
Octavio MBndez, estibador, Divisi6n de Ter-
minales, sector Atlintico: 21 afios 10 meses
12 dfas.
Fitzgerald G. Mitchell, lubricador de plant
flotante, Divisi6n de Dragado, sector Pacf-
fico: 40 aios 4 meses 6 dfas.
Daniel Montoya, trabajador de mantenimiento,
Division de Abasto, sector Pacffico: 31 arios
4 meses 3 dias.
Abraham Morales, capataz pasacables, Divi-
si6n de Terminales, sector Pacffico: 37 aiios
5 meses 12 dias.
Ralph A. Morales, soldador, Divisi6n Industrial,
sector Atlantico: 42 aios 3 meses 26 dfas.
Pascual Moran, aseador, Divisi6n de Servicios
Comunales, sector Pacffico: 37 alios 1 mes.
Jos6 B. Moreno, encuadernador, Divisi6n de
Escuelas, sector Pacifico: 32 aios 4 meses
2 dfas.
Melanio Moreno, pintor Divisi6n de Manteni-
miento, sector Pacifico: 35 aios 5 mess
22 dfas.
Leroy Mullins, operario de vehfculos a motor,
Division de Transporte a Motor, sector
Pacifico: 34 alos 6 meses 6 dfas.
Walter A. Nelson, primer electricista, Divi-
si6n de Esclusas, sector Pacifico: 30 aros
1 mes 23 dfas.
Eric S. Oakley, subgerente de almac6n de ven-
tas al per menor, Divisi6n de Abasto, sector
Pacifico: 42 alios 1 mes 16 dfas.
Demetrio Olmedo, operario de plant de cal-
dera, Divisi6n de Electricidad, sector Pa-
cffico: 39 aiios 5 meses 5 dfas.
Frank L. Ostrander, gerente de almacen, Divi-
si6n de Abasto, sector Pacifico: 14 aeos
10 meses 26 dfas.
Eustorgio Otero, ayudante mechnico de equipo
m6vil, Divisi6n de Mantenimiento, sector
Pacffico: 32 alios 1 mes 20 dlas.
Daniel Pdrez Jr., ayudante electricista, Divi-
si6n de Esclusas, sector Pacffico: 37 aeos
3 meses 14 dias.
Edwin N. Perryman, operario de lancha a
motor, Divisi6n de Dragado, sector Pacf-
fico: 39 aios 2 meses 18 dfas.

aZLX ]Lyl 4 *A colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.

1:00-Domingo Deportive
6:00-300 Millones
7:00-Los Picaros
9:00-Los Archives de Andros
10:00-Gran Cine
11:00-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar*
11:45--Dick Tracy
12:00-Mr. Magoo
12:15-Show de Edeardo II
1:00-Informative del Mediodia
1:30-Ven Conmigo
2:30-Marcha Nuptial
3:00-El Manantial
3:30-Los Fahulosos Cien
5:00-Aguilas del Espacio
5:30-Laverne y Shirley
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
8:00-Coraz6n Salvaje
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutes
11:15--El Arte de Cocinar*
11:45-Dick Tracy
12:00--Mr. Magoo
1:00-Informative del Mediodia
1:30-Ven Conmigo
2:30-Marcha Nupcial
3:00-El Manantial
3:30--Los Fabulosos Cien
5:00-Aguilas del Espacio
5:30--Laverne y Shirley
i 6:00--Telenoticias RPC
7:00--Pginas de Ore
8:00-Coraz6n Salvaje

10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal
10:55-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar*
11:45-Festival de Cartones
12:00-Sorteo de los Midrcoles
1:00-Informativo del Mediodia
1:30-Ven Conmigo
2:30-Marcha Nupcial
3:00-El Manantial
3:30-Los Fabulosos Cien
5:00-Aguilas del Espacio
5:30-Lavene y Shirley
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Las Aventuras de Pinocho
7:30-Heidi i"'
8:00-Coraz n Salvaje
10:00-Cuestidn de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar*
11:45--Dick Tracy
12:00-Mr. Magee
12:15-La Criada Bien Criada
1:00-Informativo del Mediodlfa
1:30-Ven Conmigo
2:30-Marcha Nupcial
3:00-El Manantial
3:30-Los Fabulosos Cien
5:00-Aguilas del Espacio
5:30-Laverne y Shirley
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Super Especial
8:00-Coraz6n Salvaje
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutes
10:15-El Mundo de la Hipica
11:00--El Show de Ed Sullivan

Edith Peters, cajera de almac6n de ventas,
Division de Abasto, sector Pacifico: 35 aieos
3 meses 4 dias.
Rupert A. Phillips, pintor, Divisi6n de Mante-
nimiento, sector Pacffico: 39 alos 8 dias.
Daniel Pineda, aseador, Divisi6n de Servicios
Comunales, sector Pacifico: 36 alos 5 dias.
Jos6 Maria Pineda, ayudante soldador, Divi-
si6n de Mantenimiento, sector Pacifico:
33 aios 8 meses 1 dla.
Abelardo Pitterson, pintor, Divisi6n de Man-
tenimiento, sector Pacifico: 33 aRos 7 me-
ses 27 dias.
Ricardo Polanco, lubricador de plant flotante,
Capitania del Puerto, Balboa, sector Pacf-
fico: 35 aiios 7 meses 13 dfas.
Thomas W. Prestridge, primer electricista,
Division de Esclusas, sector Pacifico: 34
alos 2 meses 26 dias.
Rafael T. Price, operario de vehiculos a motor,
Division de Transporte a Motor, sector Pa-
cffico: 20 aiios 3 meses 9 dfas.
Josd del C. Quintana, obrero, Divisi6n de Ser-
vicios Comunales, sector Pacifico: 30 allos
5 meses 1 dfa.
Esteban Quiroz, operario de plant de caldera,
Division de Mantenimiento, sector Pacifico:
31 alos 8 meses 15 dias.
Reginald P. Ramsey, capataz de mariners de
remolcadores, Capitania del Puerto, Cris-
t6bal, sector Atl6ntico: 39 alos 8 meses
3 dias.
Chester J. F. Rhoden, capataz de mecinico
metaldrgico de equipo m6vil, Divisi6n de
Transporte a Motor, sector Atl6ntico: 37
alos 9 meses 5 dias.
Marceline Rios, cortador de chatarra a llama
de gas, Divisi6n de Almacenes, sector Pa-
cffico: 33 alos 2 meses 11 dfas.
Ulpiano Rios, ayudante de mecinico de equipo,
Division de Mantenimiento, sector Pacificor
38 ailos 8 meses 2 dias.
Gregorio Rivera, estibador, Divisi6n de Ter-
minales, sector Atlintico: 28 aios 7 meses
29 dfas.
Henry Me. Robinson, capataz de mariners de
remolcadores, Capitanfa del Puerto, Balboa,
sector Pacifico: 37 ares 3 meses 4 dias.
Marcelino Robles, pintor, Divisi6n de Mante-
nimiento, sector Paclfico: 31 alos 11 meses
13 dfas.
Agustin Rosas, aseador, Divisi6n de Servicios
Comunales, sector Pacffico: 35 ales 6 me-
ses 12 dias.
Sylvester Rouse, carpintero, Divisi6n de Abas-
to, sector Pacifico: 37 alos 4 meses 8 dias.
Cyril Sams, primer pasacables, Capitanfa del
Puerto, Crist6bal, sector Atlantico: 17 arios
6 meses 11 dfas.
Alonso Sinehez, mariners de lanchas, Capita-
nfa del Puerto, Balboa, sector Pacifico:
34 alos 8 meses 2 dfas.
Jacinto Sanehez, lubricador de plant flotan-
te, Divisi6n de Dragado, sector Pacifico:
36 alos 11 meses 14 dlas.
Nicolas T. Slnchez, estibador, Divisi6n de
Terminales, sector Atlnrtico: 30 alios 1 mes
7 dfas.
Ronald J. Sanderson, oficinista de la secci6p
de n6minas, Divisi6n de Esclusas, sector
Pacffico: 35 aries 11 meses.
BartolomB Savory, reparador de muebles, Di-
visi6n de Escuelas, sector Pacffico: 36 afos
7 meses 22 dfas.
Henry F. Scott, marinero, Divisi6n de Dragado,
sector Pacifico: 41 aios 2 meses 13 dias.
Ethelbert Scales, oficinista del almacen de
ventas, Divisi6n de Abasto, sector Pacffico:
34 alos 11 meses 12 dfas.
Babe S. Sealy, planchador, Divisi6n de Abasto,
sector Pacffico: 16 alos 10 meses 6 dfas.
Jorge A. Shuffler, capataz de marinero de re-
molcadores, Capitanfa del Puerto, Balboa,
sector Pacffico: 38 afios 10 meses.
Bertene E. Smith, oficinista del almacen de
ventas, Divisi6n de Abasto, sector Pacl-
fico: 35 aios 8 meses 21 dfas.
Luke J. Snavely, ingeniero civil supervisor,
Division de Ingenieria, sector Pacifico:
39 aiios 5 meses 10 dfas.
Leonardo SuArez, mensajero y conductor de
vehiculos a motor, Divisi6n de Transporte
a Motor, sector Pacifico: 33 afios 9 meses
5 dias.
(Continia en la pdgina 4)

Pagina 2

Febrero 23, 1979


Empleados Necesitan Certificados

Para Enviar Armas a los EE. UU.

Los empleados civiles del Gobier-
no de los Estados Unidos que re-
gresen a los Estados Unidos debe-
rAn cumplir ciertos requisitos antes
de importar armas de fuego a los
Estados Unidos.
La Ley de Control de Armas de
Fuego de 1968 califica de delito el
que alguien, que no sea distribui-

Eligiran Miembros de

Directiva de Seguros

Colectivos en la Zona
Durante la semana del 25 de fe-
brero se llevarAn a cabo las eleccio-
nes de los miembros de la Compa-
fiia del Canal de PanamA y Gobier-
no de la Zona del Canal que inte-
grarAn la directive de la Directiva
de Seguros Colectivos de Ia Zona
del Canal. Los miembros que resul-
ten electos ocuparAn sus cargos por
tres afios (de marzo de 1979 a
febrero de 1982).
La directive la componen em-
pleados civiles de la Compaiia del
Canal y Gobierno de la Zona del
Canal, del Ej6rcito, la Armada, la
Fuerza A6rea, la Agencia Federal
de Aviaci6n y otras agencies Fede-
rales de los Estados Unidos.
Todo empleado de la Compafiia
y Gobierno tiene derecho a votar.
Este voto no lo obliga a participar
en ninguno de los planes de Seguros
Colectivos que patrocina la Direc-
Los empleados de ciudadania es-
tadounidense podrAn elegir a cinco
de los miembros y tres suplentes.
Un sexto miembro sera nombrado
seg6n los reglamentos de la Direc-
tiva. Los empleados que no son de
ciudadania estadounidense podrAn
elegir seis miembros y tres su-
Cada votante recibirA una pape-
leta para votar. En ella estarAn ins-
critos los nombres de los empleados
ya postulados para los cargos; sin
embargo, habrA espacio para inscri-
bir otros candidates si asi se desea.
Vote por los candidates que usted
crea que mejor le servirAn. Entre-
gue su voto, antes del 3 de marzo,
a la persona encargada de la n6mi-
na en su oficina quien recibirA, dis-
tribuira, recogeri, y regresarA los

C6mo Evitar

Un Desastre
El fumar, la preocupaci6n, la ten-
si6n, la presi6n, hAbitos de comer
caprichosos, la falta de ejercicio . . .
todos estos problems pueden even-
tualmente causar un desastre en su
sistema cardiovascular. dQu6 puede
usted hacer? Bueno, usted puede
matricularse en el program cardio-
vascular del YMCA de Balboa. El
Program Nacional de Salud Car-
diovascular del YMCA le puede
ayudar a reducir los riesgos relacio-
nados con la enfermedad cardio-
Una sesi6n abierta para presentar
el Program Cardiovascular del
YMCA tendri lugar el jueves 19 de
marzo a las 7:30 p.m. en el Spec-
trum del YMCA de Balboa. Piense
en asistir y aprender todo lo que
pueda sobre el program y la salud

dor autorizado transport o reciba
en el Estado donde reside arma de
fuego obtenida fuera de ese Estado.
,Los ciudadanos estadounidenses
residents de la Zona del Canal po-
drAn obtener certificados para trans-
portar sus armas de fuego a los Es-
tados Unidos consigo o junto con
sus efectos personales, si la Ley de
Control de Armas de Fuego no pro-
hibe su importaci6n, y si se Ilenan
los siguientes requisites: (1) que el
duefio de las armas de fuego pruebe
que personalmente sac6 las armas
de fuego de los Estados Unidos o
(2) que las mand6 a pedir de los
Estados 'Unidos mientras residia
fuera defpais.
Tales pruebas deberAn ser pre-
sentadas a la Divisi6n de Aduanas
de la Zona del Canal donde el inte-
resado podrA obtener un certificado
que facility la importaci6n de sus
armas de fuego. La evidencia puede
ser alg6n Permiso de Importaci6n
inscrito en las oficinas de Aduanas;
manifiestos de carga, avisos de em-
barque o pedidos. Cualquier docu-
mento que ofrezca constancia de la
venta, transferencia o el registro del
arma de fuego efectuado por el
duefio cuando residia en los Estados
Unidos tambi6n serA considerado
como evidencia satisfactoria para
obtener este certificado.
Los certificados no serAn expedi-
dos para armas de fuego que hayan
sido compradas fuera de los Esta-
dos Unidos o en la Zona del Canal
de individuos o clubes de tiro, salvo
que se pueda probar que las armas
de fuego fueron encargadas de los
Estados Unidos por y para el inte-
Aquellas.personas que no puedan
solicitar este certificado de las ofi-
cinas de Aduanas deberAn lamar a
Frank R. Turman Jr. del Ramo de
Transportes, al 52-3325, ubicado
en el edificio de la Estaci6n de Fe-
rrocarril de Balboa Heights. Tur-
man asistirA a estos duefios en la
preparaci6n de la Primera Parte del
Formulario 6 de la Direcci6n de
Alcohol, Tabaco y Armas de Fuego
para que 6stos obtengan la autori-
zaci6n para la importaci6n de sus
armas de fuego a los Estados
Unidos. Los interesados deben re-
cordar que toma aproximadamente
60 dias el procesar el Formulario 6.
Quien no sea resident de los Es-
tados Unidos podra visitar el pais
con arma de fuego y municiones
s61o cuando Astas se porten para
participar en un event deportivo
legitimo y legal y el arma y las
municiones restantes hayan de egre-
sar del territorio estadounidense
despu6s de concluida la com-

Ralph L. Sell Sera
Agasajado en Marzo
El sAbado 17 de marzo, a las
6:30 p.m.,. en el Club de Oficiales
de Fuerte Gulick, se.celebrarA una
fiesta de jubilaci6n en honor de
Ralph L. Sell.
El vestido es informal. El precio
por persona es de $7.50, lo cual
incluye una cena de care asada,
con postres, regal y m6sica. El bar
estarA abierto para quienes deseen
comprar refrescos.
Los interesados en asistir a la
fiesta deben Ilamar a BArbara De-
deaux o a Alicia Chen para hacer

- 9It

4 1


Miembros del Club Gal6n de 1979 del Hospital Gorgas
aparecen aqui con el Director de Salubridad, Col. John
R. Simmons, y el Director del Hospital Gorgas, Dr. Ra-
fael J. DiNapoli, quienes presentaron los certificados y
medallones de donaci6n de sangre en ceremonia efec-
tuada en el Sal6n de Conferencias del Hospital Gorgas.

Kenneth L. Bivin y Frank Raymond, quienes han do-
nado 4 galones de sangre cada uno, y Richard H. Kinsey,
quien ha donado 3 galones, recibieron medallones de
bronce. Tambi6n se confirieron medallones de bronce
a quienes habian donado 2 galones y quienes habian
donado 1 gal6n recibieron medallones de plata.

Moffitt se Levanta, va a la Escuela y se Viste

dQu6 es lo que viaja mas rApido
que una bala? Pues, Dave Moffitt,
quien acelera su Peugeot para pasar
los vehiculos durante el pesado tri-
fico temprano por la mafiana en el
Puente Thatcher Ferry para ir desde
su residencia en Diablo hasta su
empleo en la Escuela Primaria de
Antes de gritar "iArresten a ese
hombre!", deberA saber que el ve-
hiculo que maneja Mofftt es una
bicicleta Peugeot de 10 velocidades.
Moffitt compr6 la bicicleta en 1961
cuando era estudiante de primer aiio
en la universidad Seattle Pacific.
Desde hace siete afios esta bicicleta
ha sido su medio de transport dia-

rio en el viaje de id
13 millas a Howard, d
tro del tercer grado.
Vestido en pantaloi
nasia, camiseta y zap
sale de su casa aprox
las 6:15 a.m. y llega
cerca de 30 minutes,
tiempo suficiente para
piadamente para su
damente, en el caso d
nifica pantalones y un
rida de disefios haway
una corbata llamativ
ropa de cada dia de
que tiene en la escuel
Moffitt usa su bicicl
tenerse en buen estai

br~~ 'O~L~

-g . ,X

a y vuelta de un ejemplo de buena salud. Tam-
londe es maes- bi6n juega bola suave y baloncesto
y es entrenador auxiliar de -fitbol
ncillos'de gim- en la Universidad de la Zona del
atillas, Moffitt Canal durante sus horas libres.
imadamente a Pero si una raz6n por la cual 61
a la escuela en pedalea a la escuela es para gastar
, lo que le da energia, otra raz6n es para conser-
i vestirse apro- varla. Moffitt consider que 61 aho-
clase-apropia- rra cientos de d6lares al afio s61o
le Mofftt, sig- en gasoline, sin mencionar el dete-
ia camisa colo- rioro natural del carro que se evita.
*anosy a veces Usa su bicicleta para todo salvo
va. Escoge su para ir a la iglesia, aunque durante
1 guardarropa seis meses cuando estuvo sin carro
la. 61 y su esposa Bunny manejaban sus
leta para man- bicicletas hasta la Iglesia Balboa
do fisico, y es Union de la cual son miembros
Para sorpresa de todos, los Mo-
ffitts no s6lo tienen un carro sino
dos, y hasta hace un mes eran los
duefios de un Cadillac. Dave Mo-
ffitt dice que su venta le puso fin a
las burlas de sus amigos-que 61
montaba una bicicleta porque no
podia permitirse el lujo del Cadillac.
Se necesita cierta cantidad de
osadia para desafiar el Puente
Thatcher Ferry en un carro, ahora
imaginese en una bicicleta, pero
Moffitt dice que en siete afios s6lo
, : ' . . ha tenido un accident. El viento es
*~'la part mAs dificil del cruce-por
~'.':.: no decir mas, dice Moffitt que "ha
perdido mas de un sombrero"-pero
S . que nunca ha ilovido mientras ma-
nejaba a la escuela y despu6s de
classes, espera que escampe.
Los motorists, corredores y tra-
bajadores de mantenimiento en el
puente ya conocen a Moffitt y le
dan un cAlido saludo al pasar. Su
inica verdadera dificultad con los
vehiculos de cuatro ruedas es que
cuando dobla las lantas para cruzar
los rieles ferroviarios en Diablo, los
motorists a veces reaccionan como
si los fuera a chocar.
De que Moffitt es dinAmico lo
demuestra el hecho que tiene dos
tSNrin- titulos de maestria en educaci6n y
estA en process de conseguir un
tercero en la extension de la Uni-
.versidad de Alabama. Aplica el
mrismo tipo de entusiasmo en todo
o1 que hace, incluyendo el manejar
bicicleta. El mismo se ha fijado una
meta: montar su bicicleta desde
Cayo Hueso en Florida hasta Neah
Bay en Washington, dentro de los
_ pr6ximos cinco ailos.

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Febrero 23, 1979


Lista de Vacantes y Traslados

Para Empleados
Todo solicitante capacitado recibir6 consideraci6n para trabajo sin distinci6n de raza,
religion, color, nacionalidad, sexo, edad, partidarismo y afiliaci6n political u otro factor no
meritorio. DeberB someterse una solicitud por separado para cada uno de los empleos que
aparecen en la lista. 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 slmbolo 1 indica que es necesario un examen escrito. El sfmbolo � indica que es una
posici6n de seguridad donde puede emplearse solamente a ciudadanos estadounidenses.
Direccidn Va-
o Si- can-
POSICIONES PERMANENTES Salario Base Division tio tes

(Casos Exceptuados)
Maquinista-Draga FE-14 (Se require licencia) -----$10.90 Dragas

P 1

(Que pueden convertirse en permanentes)-La selecci6n para estas posiciones se harn me-
diante los procedimientos competitivos, de manera que los ascensos temporales de los candida-
tes seleccionados podrin convertiirse en permanentes sin mis competencia al terminar el plazo
de congelaci6n, siempre y cuando las posiciones no se hayan utilizado antes del 30 de
septiembre de 1979 para colocar empleados separados por reducci6n de personal.

Capataz Aparejador MG-10 (QNE 9-30-79) -- --- $7.52 Dragas
Oficinista NM-3 (Bilingiie) (Trabajo de turno)
(QNE 9-22-79) ------ --------_------ $6,593.60 Cap. Puerto
Operario de Gria MG-11 (QNE 9-30-79) ---- -------$7.80 Dragas

P 1

P 1
P 1

Ayudante MecAnico Laminador MG-5 (QNE 9-19-79) --_--- -$3.00 Mantenimiento P 1
Bibliotecario(a) NM-9 (QNE 9-30-79) ----$15,496.00 Biblioteca P 1
Oficinista-Esten6grafo(a) NM-4/51
(QNE 9-29-79) _------_--_------.$7,217.60/$7,841.60 Salubridad P 1
Trabajador, Aparejos MG-6 (QNE 9-30-79)--_-------- $3.05 Almacenes P 2
Las solicitudes deberin presentarse al Ramo de Empleo y Colocaci6n de Personal, Edificio
366, Anc6n, o en el Edificio 1105, Crist6bal, usando el Formulario 443, SOLICITUD PARA
TRASLADO, en un plazo no mayor de site (7) dias calendarios despues de la fecha de esta publi-
caci6n. Este plazo de 7 dlas esti sujeto a pr6rroga segin petici6n de la Divisi6n que est6
anunciando la vacant, o segin decision del Jefe del Ramo de Empleo y Colocaci6n da Per-
sonal. Los requisites pueden ser revisados en la Biblioteca de la Zona del Canal. Pueden obte-
nerse mayores informes en el Ramo de Colocaciones, tel]fonos 52-3336, 52-3176 6 43-1288.
Personas calificadas que tengan impedimentos ffsicos pueden Ilamar 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 esti situada en el Edificio 345,
Sal6n 101, Anc6n, Zona del Canal, teldfono 52-7570.

Los nifios exploradores son bien conocidos por sus talents haciendo nudos
y. estos veloces nifios exploradores panamefios siempre divierten a la
concurrencia de los Scout-O-Ramas de la localidad.

El Gobernador Parfitt Declara

bernador que no vacilara en "ha-
cernos saber- si estamos actuando
indebidamente o si observe algo
que hemos omitido".
Despu6s del testimonio del Go-
bernador el viernes, los represen-
tantes de los sindicatos laborales de
los Estados Unidos y de la Zona
del Canal presentaron sus testimo-
nios. El Sr. Shannon Wall, presi-
dente national del Sindicato Na-
cional Maritimo, le dijo a los re-
presentantes, "Fundamentalmente,
los aspects materials del Tratado
han sido solucionados. Les roga-
mos exhortar al Congreso que d6
la misma consideraci6n a los aspec-
tos humanss.
El Sr. Wall y James O'Donnell,
el President de la Federaci6n Ame-
ricana de Empleados del Gobierno
Local 14, entire otros lideres sindi-
cales, recalcaron la necesidad de
que a la ley le sea incluida una
clAusula de contrataci6n colectiva
para empleados del Canal. El' Sr.
Alfred Graham, president del Sin-
dicato Central Obrero, Consejo de
Oficios Metalirgicos, al contestar

Classes Prenatales
Un program educativo para los
futures padres que consta de char-
las y peliculas tendra lugar a las
12:30 p.m. los lunes y jueves de
cada mes, en el sal6n de conferen-
cias, cuarto piso, del Hospital Coco
Solo. Los temas son:
Marzo 5 y 8: "Atenci6n Personal
Durante el Embarazo".
Marzo 12 y 15: "Atenci6n M6dica
Durante el Embarazo"
Marzo 19 y 22: "Dolores de Parto
y Alumbramiento".
Marzo 26 y 29: "Mama y su Beb6
Llegan a Casa".

(Viene de la pdgina 1)

una pregunta respondi6 que los
miembros de su sindicato no esta-
rian contents con los derechos de
contrataci6n colectiva estipulados
en el Titulo VII de la Ley de Re-
forma del Servicio Civil aunque in-
cluyeran a los empleados no esta-
dounidenses. Dijo que su sindicato
tambi6n quiere el derecho de con-
trataci6n en las Areas de salaries (tal
como el Area de salario de Wash-
ington, D.C. para los maestros de
la Zona del Canal).
El Sr. O'Donnell present al Co-
mit6 una lista de beneficios que su
sindicato desea ver incorporada en
la ley de ejecuci6n, como la restau-
raci6n del diferencial tropical a un
25 por ciento y el derecho de los
empleados civiles del Departamen-
to de Defensa de participar en la
jubilaci6n anticipada voluntaria. Le
dijo a los miembros del Congreso
que representantes del Deparatmen-
to de Estado y del Departamento
del Ej6rcito le prometieron que
-cllos no objetarian los cambios si
61 lograra que los incluyeran en la
La audiencia del sabado se inici6
con el testimonio de William Sin-
clair, director local de la Federa-
ci6n Americana de Empleados de
Estados, Condados y Municipios,
seguido por representantes de la
Federaci6n Americana de Maestros,
y concluy6 con presentaciones por
los presidents de los consejos ci-
vicos estadounidenses y latinoame-
El Sr. Sinclair habl6 en6rgicamen-
te a favor de un sistema de contra-
taci6n colectiva en gran escala para
los empleados del Canal y pidi6
que la secci6n de la ley de ejecu-
ci6n que permit dos escalas de sa-

larios basadas en nacionalidad sea
eliminada. El Sr. Sinclair dijo que
61 sentia que el financiamiento de
la operaci6n del Canal deberia ve-
nir de los peajes y no de los bolsi-
llos de los contribuyentes estadouni-
denses o de los empleados del Canal.
El Dr. Jules Kolodny, vicepresi-
dente de la Federaci6n Americana
de Maestros, dijo que a excepci6n
de solicitar que a los maestros les
sea permitido participar en el sis-
tema de jubilaci6n del area al cual
son trasladados, su sindicato s6lo
pedia que los beneficios que ahora
disfrutan, tales como sabaticos, vi-
viendas y salaries basados en los
de Washington, D.C., sean asegu-
rados para el future, mediante su
inclusion en la ley de ejecuci6n.
El Sr. Phillip Henry, president
del Consejo Civico de Rainbow City
y del Congreso de Consejos Civi-

cos Latinoamericanos, pidi6 al Co-
mit6 que extendiera la clausula
sobre inmigraci6n especial, que
contiene la ley de ejecuci6n, a todos
los empleados panamefios de la em-
presa canalera, sin considerar el lu-
gar de residencia. La ley actual-
mente ofrece el beneficio a un grupo
limitado de empleados que reside
dentro de la Zona del Canal.
Testimonios anteriores revelaron
que aproximadamente 47,000 pa-
namefios serian elegibles para emi-
grar a los Estados Unidos bajo la
clausula actual.
El tema de designer un vocero
para representar a los empleados
del Canal durante los meses difici-
les de la transici6n fue presentado
por Richard Cheville, Presidente
del Consejo Civico del Pacifico. La
sugerencia fue favorablemente re-
cibida por los representantes del

El Canal Necesita Operadores de Grua

La Empresa del Canal de Pana-
ma necesita operadores de groa para
trabajar en el sector Atlantico del
El salario inicial es $7.80 por
Los operadores de gr6a se res-
ponsabilizarAn por la operaci6n y
mantenimiento rutinario de grua de
ferrocarril de diesel a vapor de 25
y 30 toneladas de capacidad; groia
de puente el6ctrica de 7% tonela-
das gr6a m6vil de gasoline de 5 to-
neladas y gr6a locomotora de re-
molque de 14 toneladas.
Los requisitos minimos son: Los
solicitantes deben haber completa-
do un aprendizaje de 4 afios como
operator de gr6a, o tener por lo
menos 4 afios de experiencia pro-

gresiva en la operaci6n y manteni-
miento rutinario de una variedad
de gruas, similar a las descritas
arriba, lo cual seria equivalent a
un aprendizaje.
Los solicitantes deben tener buen
conocimiento del ingl6s y deben
saber nadar.
Todo solicitante capacitado reci-
bira consideraci6n para trabajo sin
distinci6n de raza, religion, color,
pais de origen, sexo, edad, partida-
rismo politico u otro factor que no
tenga que ver con m6ritos.
Para solicitar u obtener mas in-
formaci6n, lamar o visitar a J. W.
D. Collins, oficina de Colocaciones
Especiales, edificio 345, cuarto 101,
Anc6n, telffono 52-7570.

Scout-O-Rama 79

MaAana en el

Estadio de Balboa
El Scout-O-Rama 79 comenzara
mariana a las 10 a.m. con un desfile
que partira de la Planta La Boca y
terminara en el Estadio de Balboa.
Despu6s del desfile habra demostra-
ciones de las destrezas del escul-
Los Lobatos, Unidades de Nifios
Exploradores y puestos de Explora-
dores de Panami y la Zona del
Canal presentaran exhibiciones y
demostraciones relacionadas con el
lema del Scout-O-Rama 79, "Fra-
ternidad Mundial del Escultismo",
durante la tarde.
Al caer la tarde los nifios explo-
radores presentaran una obra tea-
tral seguida por un despliegue de
fuegos artificiales.
Los nifios exploradores estAn ven-
diendo los boletos a $1 para las ac-
tividades del Scout-O-Rama y po-
drAn obtenerse en la entrada del
Habra refrescos en venta durante
todo el dia.

Logre su Diploma con

El Examen Educativo
La Universidad de la Zona del
Canal impartira los examenes de
Desarrollo Educativo General (GED)
a nivel de, escuela secundaria el
1, 2, 3 y 5 de marzo. Para aquellos
que tengan mas de 19 afios de edad
que no hayan terminado su educa-
ci6n secundaria, el GED es la alter-
nativa para satisfacer los requisitos
de educaci6n secundaria. El precio
total del examen es de $7.50 y se
cancela en la oficina de la univer-
sidad antes del primer dia de exa-
menes. Para mAs informaci6n, llame
a David Baglien al 52-3304.

Jubila dos
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
Corad D. Taylor, primer pasacables, Capita-
nfa del Puerto, Crist6bal, sector Atl6ntico:
34 anos 5 meses 19 dfas.
George Taylor, capataz de obreros, Divisi6n
de Almacenes, sector Pacifico: 32 aios
2 meses.
Aristed Thomas, operario de lancha a motor,
Division de Dragado, sector'Pacffico: 46
aios 6 meses 9 dfas.
Eulalio Urrutia, artesano de madera, Divisi6n
de Mantenimiento, sector Pacifico: 37 aios
10 meses 19 dias.
Stanley C. Vanterpool, operario de vehiculos
a motor, Divisi6n de Abasto, sector Atlin-
tico: 32 aios 6 meses 22 dias.
Celedonio Vergara, jefe de cocina, Hospital
Gorgas, sector Paclfico: 34 afos 10 meses
6 dias.
Gabriel Villeda, oficinista, Divisi6n de Servi-
cios Comunales, sector Pacifico: 37 aios
14 dias.
William M. Wahl, jefe operario de la caseta
de control, Divisi6n de Esclusas, sector
Pacffico: 23 aios 4 meses 17 dias.
Wiliam M. Wesley, capataz de turno de la
plant generadora, Divisi6n de Electrici-
dad, sector Pacifico: 35 aios 8 meses 12
Ena T. Wheatley, oficinista del almackn de
ventas, Divisi6n de Abasto, sector Pacifico:
30 aios 8 meses 18 dias.
Claudius A. Williams, operario de plant de
caldera, Divisi6n de Mantenimiento, sector
Pacffico: 33 afos 8 meses 7 dias.
Enos A. Williams, trabajador de mantenimien-
to, Divisi6n de Mantenimiento, sector
Atlintico: 36 abos 3 meses 4 dias.
Hubert J. Wilson, operario de vehiculos a
motor, Divisi6n de Electricidad, sector Pa-
cifico: 42 abos 10 meses 17 dias.
Edward H. Womble, primer soldador, Divisi6n
de Esclusas, sector Pacifico: 38 aios
5 meses 28 dias.
Iris Yard, moza de oficio del servicio de
comidas, Divisi6n de Abasto, sector Paci-
fico: 36 afos 10 meses 3 dfas.

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