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Canal de Panamá Spillway
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Text in English and Spanish; Spanish text inverted.
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Vol. 1, no. 33 (Feb. 1, 1963)-Vol. 37, no. 26 (Dec. 30, 1999).
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Special "80th anniversary supplement" issue published on Aug. 12, 1994.
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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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Full Text

Noon blasts to blazon birthday

It will be all systems blow for 30
seconds at high noon on Tuesday,
August 15, as whistles, horns and sirens
are tooted to herald the 75th anni-
versary of the opening of the Panama

Marine Bureau and Dredging Divi-
sion floating equipment, locks towing
locomotives and vessels in Canal waters
will take part in the noisemaking. Also
sounding off will be Panama Canal
Commission fire engines and the very
audible civil defense sirens in the Canal
area. Floating equipment with fire
monitors will further contribute by
spraying out large quantities of water
during the 30-second observance.
"We're all set," says Doug Schmidt,
Marine Bureau executive assistant.
"Our anniversary celebration is a global
one," he adds. In other words, let the
whole world listen as the Panama Canal
blows its own horn!

a/i I

Honoring the past by building

Tuesday marks Canal's 75th anniversary

We're nearing the end of the
countdown. The Panama Canal's 75th
anniversary is only four days away.
Although the Panama Canal Commis-
sion began its yearlong celebration of
the Diamond Jubilee in January, many
of the special activities will not take
place until the actual anniversary on
August 15.
All permanent Commission employ-
ees who have been on the rolls since
June 16 will receive a 75th anniversary
medal and certificate. Those who retired
between January and June 16 will also
receive the medal and certificate, as will
construction-day workers still residing
on the Isthmus of Panama.
Canal customers will, of course, also
be remembered on the anniversary.
Special plaques commemorating the
anniversary will be presented to ships
transiting that day. In addition, all
vessels in Canal waters are requested to

sound off in support of the celebration
(see separate article on this page).
That evening, guests of Panama
Canal Commission Administrator D. P.
McAuliffe and Deputy Administrator
Fernando Manfredo Jr. wiii gather for a
formal anniversary observance. During
the ceremony, the 75th anniversary
painting by Al Sprague will be unveiled.
Prints of the painting will then be
available for local purchase by calling
Pam Reid at 52-6825. Sprague will be in
the Administration Building rotunda
the following morning, August 16, to
autograph prints for anyone who brings
them in. The exact hours of Sprague's
visit to the building will be posted ahead
of time on the bulletin board near the
Administration Building cafeteria.
In addition to the Commission, a
number of other organizations are
observing the Canal's birthday this year.
Three of Panama's universities, for

example, began a jointly sponsored
commemorative program last month.
Lesseps, a local restaurant, has even
gotten into the act, with an "Inter-
oceanic Gastronomic Festival" under
way through August 19.

The Society of Friends of the Afro-
West Indian Museum (SAMAAP)
starts its observance Sunday with an 11
a.m. mass at the Salvation Army
Church on Avenida Cuba. Activities for
August 14 include the inauguration of a
photo exposition at San Cristobal
(Continued on page 4)

Vehicle accident

\claims two lives

Seexton Barraza of the Industrial
vision and Homer Crawford of the
aintenance Division died as result of
SAugust 1 accident on Panama's
fTransisthmian Highway. Two other
Panama Canal Commission employees
involved in the accident are still
Thirteen employees from the Indus-
trial, Maintenance, Motor Transporta-
tion and Sanitation and Grounds
divisions were traveling to the Atlantic
side in a Commission van, when it went
off the highway near the Chilibre area.
The accident is currently under investi-
gation by the Commission.
A large number of people responded
to the emergency in a tremendous show
of cooperation, including the Commis-
sion employees and others who came
upon the scene of the accident and
offered immediate assistance, the traffic
department of the Panama Defense
Forces, ambulance and Commission
Fire Division personnel, hospital staff
members and blood donors.

Commission implements new

policy on hazardous materials

Pedroza earns recognition Photo by Armando De Gracia
Pedroza earns recognition
Rafael Pedroza receives a letter of commendation and a stainless steel thermos for
his diligence in protecting the public health after preventing the removal of
discarded bags containing the residue of a potentially harmful substance. If the
bags had been removed from the dump site and reused to wrap food, serious health
problems could have resulted. Participating in the ceremony, from left, are safety
officers Ronnie Ward and Clark Brandenburg, Pedroza, acting Safety Division
Chief Richard Zornes and safety training officer Bryant Teale.

The Panama Canal Commission has
implemented a new policy to ensure that
employees become aware of any
potentially dangerous materials they
may come into contact with at work
and of the protective measures to take
when handling such materials. The
Commission's Hazard Communication
Policy (HAZCOM) conforms to the
Hazard Communication Standard of
the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) and is com-
prised of four important elements:
inventory of hazardous materials,
use of material safety data sheets,
application of hazard warning
labels and
training in HAZCOM require-
All units having hazardous materials

will be required to comply with the new
policy, which is being phased in over the
next few months. Beginning in fiscal
year 1990, Commission safety and
occupational health personnel will
emphasize compliance with the policy
when conducting periodic OSHA
Details of HAZCOM requirements
have been sent to all Commission units,
and specialized training will be provided
to managers and supervisors of units
that use hazardous materials. These
individuals will then be responsible for
training the employees in their units
who use, handle or procure the
materials. Additional guidance is avail-
able through industrial hygienists or
safety and occupational health special-


Health and

safety spotlight

Tacoma tour
Representatives from the
Port of Tacoma landbridge
facility brief Panama
Canal Commission board
members and managers on
the port's intermodal
operations. The tour was
made in conjunction with
the Commission Board of
Directors meeting last
month in Tacoma, Wash.

Photo by Richard A. Wainio



Friday, August 11, 1989


FSU registration
Registration has begun at the
Panama Canal Branch of Florida State
University for the fall semester, which
begins August 21. In addition to its
regular curriculum, Florida State has
introduced a new, one-year certificate
program in computer science.
Students can sign up for classes from
10 a.m. through 1 p.m. today, August
11, at Building 708, Howard Air Force
Base; from 10 a.m. through 12:30 p.m.
and 2:30 p.m. through 5 p.m. on
Tuesday, August 15, and Wednesday,
August 16, at Building 808, Albrook Air
Force Station; from 10 a.m. through 1
p.m. on Thursday, August 17 at
Building 701, Fort Kobbe; and from 8 :
a.m. through 5 p.m. on Monday;,
August 14, through Wednesday,
August 16, at Building 32, Fort Davis.
For more information, call 86-4470
or 86-3638.

White-water rafting
Learn about the thrills of white-water
rafting at 7 p.m. on Thursday,
August 17, at the Panama Canal
Training Center. Judith Baerg, Walter
Bottin and Norita Scott will be
presenting slides and photographs of
their raft trips through the Grand
Canyon this summer. Anyone who has
taken a similar trip and would like to
participate in the presentation is also
welcome. For more information, con-
tact the Training Center at 52-4163.

Football officials
needed for 1989
Officials will be needed for the 1989
football season, and clinics will be held
at 6:30 p.m. starting August 21, at the
Panama Canal Training Center. For
information, call Carl Anderson during
thedaytimeat 52-7952 (extension 42) or
evenings at 52-6476.

BHS orientation
Balboa, High School will give an
orientation for sophomores and new
students from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on
August 22 in the, school's auditorium.
For more- information call 52-3483 or
52-7896... -

Methodists to honor
Gobern, Howell
The Rio Abajo Methodist Church
Methodist Connection will honor
Carmela Lowe Gobern and Fred Albert
Howell with an evening of musical
entertainment, beginning at 6 on
Sunday, August 27, at St. Cristopher's
Auditorium on 10th Street in Parque
Lefevre. Tickets are $5 per person, and
proceeds will go to the church building
fund. For information, contact Carl
Jordan at 52-3288 or 21-4530.

Location change for
Espino retirement party
The location for the retirement party
for Tony and Sigi Espino has been
changed to Restaurante La Corvina of
the Hotel Marriott Caesar Park. The
party is still scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m.
on Friday, August 25, at a cost of $17
per person. Call Mandy Guerra (52-
3334) or Lilia Chang (52-4701) for

Union Church
Bible school
Children aged 4 through 12 are
invited to participate in the Balboa
Union Church Vacation Bible School,
to be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on
August 14 through 18. Activities will
include Bible lessons, crafts, music and
other fun programs. To register or for
further information, call 86-4688 during
the evening hours.

VBS at Crossroads
The Crossroads Bible Church invites
preschool children through sixth-
graders to its Vacation Bible School
from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on August 14
through 18. The church is located on
Gaillard Highway between Albrook
and Fort Clayton. The theme for this
year's program is "Joy Trek: Journey
with Jesus through Time and Space."
For further information, call 52-6480
between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.


h -- 1914-1989
Honoring the past by building the future

New hours at fitness facilities
New operating hours are in effect at all Panama Canal Commission Employee
Fitness Branch facilities. The Balboa and Los Rios pools are now open from 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m. workdays and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The
Gamboa and Margarita pools are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays, Thursdays
and Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. The Gatun
pool is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends and from Monday through
In addition, the following schedules are in effect at the branch facilities listed below:

Diablo Fitness Center
7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. workdays
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and holidays

Balboa gymnasium
4 to 9 p.m. workdays
8 a.m. to noon Saturdays and holidays

Balboa Youth Center
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Fridays
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursdays
Noon to 4 p.m. Saturdays and holidays

Position Vacancy List
Applicants must have career or career-conditional status in order to apply for permanent
positions. Application forms must be submitted to the Employment and Placement Branch,
Building 366, Ancon, or Building 7998, Margarita, on Form 443, Application for Transfer, no later
than seven days from the date of this publication. Qualification standards may be reviewed at the
Panama Canal Commission Technical Resources Center. Further information may be obtained
from the Employment and Placement Branch, telephone 52-7996 or 46-7219.

Permanent positions salaries*
Administrative Officer, NM-9/10 (Knowledge of
personnel work and Spanish required. Only PCC
employees will be considered.)............... $11.43/$18.36
Crane operator, MG-11 (Swimming ability and
shift work required. Only PCC employees
will be considered.) ........................ $11.59/$13.52
General engineer, NM-12 (Only PCC employees
will be considered.) ........................ $16.57/$21.54
Marine traffic controller assistant/Marine traffic
controller (harbor), NM-5/9 (Shift work re-
quired. Only PCC employees will be considered.) $5.64/$14.85
Mechanical engineering technician, NM-8/10 (Only
PCC employees will be considered.) .......... $10.34/$16.36

Unit tion

Personnel P 1

Locks P 1

Engineering P 1

Traffic Mgmt. P

Engineering P

Modified qualifications will be used to qualify applicants for positions (including those with known promotion potential)
acquired through reassignments, changes to lower grades and transfers or reinstatements to the same or lower grades when their
backgrounds include closely related experience that provided the skills necessary for successful performance.
The rates of pay reflect the minimum and maximum hourly base for the grades of positions advertised. Employees selected will
be placed in the appropriate step and wage base in accordance with regulations.
The Panama Canal Commission is an equal opportunity employer.

Gamboa playshelter
11 a.m. to 7 p.m. workdays and holidays

Margarita gymnasium
3 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesday through Friday
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and holidays

Gatun gymnasium
1 to 9 p.m. workdays
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. holidays

Gatun Youth Center
2 to 9 p.m. workdays
Noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. holidays



Administrator, Panama Canal Commission
Director of Public Afairs

Associate Director

Deputy Administrator

Associate Director

The Spillway is an official Panama Canal publication. Articles may be reprinted without further permission by crediting
the Panama Canal Spillway as the source. News items should arrive in the Press Office by noon. Thursday, the week
prior to publication. Only urgent, official material will be accepted after the deadline. Subscriptions for 52 issues are S6 regular mail.
$4 regular mail for students and $19 airmail. Send check or money order payable to the Panama Canal Commission to the Office.of
Public Affairs, APO Miami 34011-5000.

Page 2

dirF ay August 1 1 1989


"Cristobal" paves way for sister ship in prelude to historic transit

In anticipation of the opening of the
Panama Canal to traffic, a test voyage
from Cristobal to Balboa was made on
August 3, 1914, by the SS Cristobal.
A sister ship of the SS Ancon, the
489-foot-long and 58-foot-wide Pan-
ama Railroad steamship left Cristobal's
Dock 9 shortly after 7 a.m. It arrived
without incident, save for some minor
difficulties with locks towing locomo-
tives, in Balboa about 6:30 that evening.
To increase the smoothness of
lockages and reduce transit time, other
test voyages between the terminal ports
were made with Panama Railroad
vessels followed during the early part of
August. The SS Advance was taken
from Cristobal through Miraflores
Locks on August 9 and returned as far
as Gatun on the same day. It locked
through to the ocean the following
morning. The SS Panama made a
similar trip on August 11. On both of
these trips, as on the transit of the SS
Cristobal, certain employees and mem-
bers of their families were taken along
on the invitation of the governor.
With these test voyages completed,
the Panama Canal was ready for the
August 15 passage of the SS Ancon
from deep water in the Atlantic to deep
water in the Pacific, marking the official
opening of the waterway to world

Preparing for Canal opening
A sister ship of the SS "Ancon," the SS "Cristobal" transits Gatun Locks during a test voyage from Cristobal to Balboa on
August 3, 1914.

Exercise program key part of any healthy lifestyle

This article is part ofa series intended
to remind Panama Canal Commission
employees and dependents ofimportant
health and medical matters. The
cartoons appearing with the articles
were drawn by Rafael E. Cigarruista T
for the Panama Canal Area Group
Insurance Board and were preparedfor
publication by Carlos Mindez.
If this cartoon hits you closer to home
than you would like, maybe it's time to
change your lifestyle. The first impor-
tant step is probably one more visit to
your doctor to determine your current
condition and discuss an appropriate,

regular exercise program.
Then, add to the exercise program a
nutritious diet. Eat more protein and
less fat. Cut down on sweets and on salt.
Stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables.
Go for grains and fiber. It may take a
while to get used to a healthier diet, but
you may soon find you actually prefer
wholesome foods.
Finally, throw away your cigarettes
and give up the booze. Doing that will
not only improve your health, it will
save you money. Add this to the money
you're saving in medical bills, and you
may be surprised at how rich you are!

Racquetball lineup
Following an Employee Fitness Branch beginners'racquetball tournament, Carlos
Altamiranda, left, displays his first-place trophy and certificate and Ariel G6mez,
right, the second-place laurels. The tourney was coordinated by Albano Aguilar,

Page 3


PCC custodians provide valuable service

A line from a famous poem reads
"But they, while their companions slept,
were toiling upward in the night." The
Panama Canal Commission's custodial
workers do not exactly "toil upward in
the night" while the rest of us are
sleeping, but they do empty the
wastebaskets and sweep or vacuum rugs
and perform a large variety of other
tasks while employees who work
in offices are either watching television,
reading a book or performing house-
hold chores in the comfort of their own
Jobs performed by custodial workers
during the late afternoon and early
evening hours include cleaning, disin-
fecting and, deodorizing, sweeping,
mopping, scrubbing, vacuuming, po-
lishing and related jobs to provide the

Cornelia K. Du Bois,
was a passenger on the S
before the vessel made
transit to officially opera
Canal, recently wrote to
Commission Administr
McAuliffe to ask him t
greetings to the people he
celebrating the Canal's
She had come to the
young child with her mo
to join her father, J. A. v
who was a construction
The van Hardeveld fan
home in Panama, and b
graduated from Balboa

rest of us with a clean and sanitary
working environment. Smaller crews of
custodial workers are on duty during
daytime office hours to perform
cleaning tasks that may be necessary,
ensure that sufficient quantities of
sanitary supplies are available and
summon electricians or plumbers when
According to Southern District
Buildings and Housing Manager Anes-
ta Pringle there are 55 behind-the-
scenes custodial workers who serve 90
areas on the Pacific side. Rita J. Harvey,
who is acting manager of the Northern
District, has 16 custodial workers for 20
areas. These numbers do not include
foremen and leaders.
Despite the current budget difficul-
ties, Buildings Management Branch

passenger sends letter
who at age 11 Du Bois worked at the coaling station
3S Ancon days and the Administration Building before
e the historic leaving to the United States.
n the Panama
Panama Du Bois recently returned to the
anama Caal Isthmus as a passenger aboard the
rator D. P.
o pass on her Royal Princess. As the vessel made its
re who will be transit through the Canal, she was
ere who will be
75th anniver- moved to write her letter to the
75th anniver-
administrator. As well as asking him to
Isthmus as a pass on her congratulations on the
t a sse Canal's Diamond Jubilee, she also
ther and sister
an Hardeve, communicated the strong feelings that
a re, the Canal inspires in most people who
n-day worker.
ily made its have lived here. She says her the transit
nily made its
loth daughters inspired her with pride, nostalgia,
High School. sadness and "some tears."
Assembly line
Student assistants
Ricardo Arias, Israel
E. Chen, Donald S.
Glasscock and
Marissa de Obarrio
help Sonia Schack
prepare certificates
and numbered
commemorating the
Panama Canal's 75th
anniversary for
distribution to

Photo by Bobby Fishbough

Chief Richard Linton says the branch
will continue to make every effort to
provide the best possible service to the
Commission. Perhaps the rest of us
should also make a commitment-to be
more appreciative of custodial workers
and the important work they do for us.

Working behind the scenes
Custodial worker Julio A. Ellis is one of
the many men and women who clean
up in Commission buildings after the
rest of us have gone home.

Photo by Bobby Fishbough

Contract projects A

Miter gates to be painted;

repair facility improved

Four miter gate leaves will be cleaned
and painted and an addition to the
Pedro Miguel Locomotive Component
Repair Facility will be constructed
under two recently announced Panama
Canal Commission construction pro-
jects. These announcements do not
represent employment opportunities
with the Commission.
The estimated cost range of the
project to clean, scale and paint the
exteriors and interiors of the locks miter
gates is from $1 million to $5 million.
The project number for the job is CC-
90-11. There are a number of alterna-
tives on how the negotiated project will
be handled. Offers should be received
by 1 p.m. September 15, and the work
must be completed by August 28, 1990.

Information is available in Building 37,
Balboa (telephone 52-7826).
Work on the addition to the
Locomotive Repair Facility falls under
project CC-89-65. The base bid is for
constructing a steel-frame building and
related work, while the construction of a
locomotive repair pit comes under an
additive. The estimated cost range of the
project is from $250,000 to $500,000.
Offers must be in by 1 p.m. August 31
and the work completed within 210
calendar days. Information is available
from the Engineering Division between
7:15 and 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 and 4:15
p.m. weekdays in Room 343 of the
Administration Building in Balboa
Heights (telephone 52-7949 or modem


(Continued from page 1)
Espiscopal Institute and presentations
at other educational institutions. That
day's highlight for society members,
guests and construction-era survivors
will be a launch trip to the base of
Contractors' Hill for a ceremony in
honor of those who lost their lives
building the Canal. Special presenta-
tions will continue at different locations
throughout the week, culminating in a
society dinner on August 18.
The American Chamber of Com-
merce will celebrate with a partial
transit aboard the Islamorada on the
evening of August 16. Commission
employees are invited aboard for the
fun, which begins at 5:30 from Dock 17
in Balboa and ends there about 9:45.
Archibold will be supplying the music,
and tickets are $20 per person for those
who purchase before August 15 and $25
a head afterward. Space is limited, so
reservations should be made early by
calling 69-3525 or 52-3881. No pay-
ments will be accepted at the dock.

Photo by Susan K. Stabler
Panama engineers at Mount Hope Photo by Susan K. Stable
Members of the Panama Society of Engineers and Architects briefed by Hector Escoffery of the Locks Division, Cecilio
(SPIA) pose in front of the synchrolift facility during their Simpson of Canal Services and Alberto Cohen and Gustavo
recent tour of the Industrial Division. The engineers were Alvarado of the Industrial Division.

Page 4

Friday, August 11, 1989


Silbatos anunciarain aniversario -.



Vol. XXVII, NQ 16
Viernes 11 de agosto de 1989

Canal celebra aniversario este martes

Estamos llegando a la recta final.
Faltan s6lo cuatro dias para el 750
aniversario del Canal de Panama.
Aunque la Comisi6n del Canal ide
Panama inici6 la celebraci6n de las
Bodas de Diamante en enero, muchas
de las actividades especiales no se
celebraran si no hasta el mismo dia del
aniversario, el 15 de agosto.
Todos los empleados permanentes de
la Comisi6n que han estado en planilla
desde el 16 de junio recibiran una
medalla del 750 aniversario y un
certificado. Aquellos que se jubilaron
entre enero y el 16 de junio tambi6n
recibirAn la medalla y el certificado, lo
mismo que los trabajadores de la 6poca
de la construcci6n que todavia residen
en Panama.
Por supuesto, los usuarios del Canal
tambi6n seran recordados en el aniver-
sario. Placas especiales conmemorando
el aniversario seran presentadas a los
barcos que transiten ese dia. Ademas, se
pedird a todos los barcos en aguas del
Canal que suenen sus silbatos en serial
de apoyo a la celebraci6n (lea articulo
en esta pagina).

Esa noche, invitados del Administra-
dor de la Comisi6n del Canal de
PanamA D. P. McAuliffe y del Sub-
administrador Fernando Manfredo,
Jr., se reunirAn para una observaci6n
especial del aniversario. Durante la
ceremonia, se develara la pintura de Al
Sprague alusiva al 750 aniversario.
Copias de la pintura podrAn obtenerse
Ilamando a Pam Reid al 52-6825.
Sprague estara en la rotonda del
Edificio de Administraci6n a la mariana
siguiente, 16 de agosto, para autogra-
fiar las copias de los interesados. La
hora exacta de la visita de Sprague en el
edificio sera anunciada con tiempo en el
tablero cerca de la entrada de la
cafeteria del Edificio de Administra-
Ademas de la Comisi6n, otras
organizaciones estAn celebrando el
cumpleafios del Canal este afio. Por
ejemplo, tres de las universidades en
PanamA iniciaron conjuntamente un
programa conmemorativo el mes pa-
sado. Lesseps, un restaurante local,
tambi6n ha tomado parte en la

celebraci6n, con un "Festival Gastron6-
mico Interoceanico" hasta el 19 de
La Sociedad de Amigos del Museo
Afro-Antillano de Panama (SAMAAP)
inicia la celebraci6n el domingo con una
misa a las 11 a.m. en la Iglesia del
Ejercito de Salvaci6n. en la Avenida
Cuba. Las actividades para el 14 de
agosto incluyen la inauguraci6n de una
exposici6n fotografica en el Instituto
Episcopal San Crist6bal y presentacio-
nes en otras instituciones educativas. El
evento mis importante para los miem-
(Continuta en la pdgina 4)


El equipo flotante de la Direcci6n de i. S
Marina y la Divisi6n de Dragado, las
locomotoras de las esclusas y los barcos
en aguas del Canal contribuiran con la
pitadera. Tambien sonaran sus sirenas
los carros bomba y las ruidosas sirenas
de la defensa civil del Area del Canal.
Mas ain, el equipo flotante con
monitores para detectar incendios
contribuira rociando gran cantidad de
agua durante los 30 segundos.
"Estamos listos", dice Doug Schmidt,
asistente ejecutivo de la Direcci6n de
Marina. "Nuestra celebraci6n del 750
aniversario es global", afiade. iEn otras
palabras, dejen que todo el mundo
escuche cuando el Canal de Panama
suene su propio silbato! P

Construyendo elfuturo honramos el pasado

Comisi6n adopta nueva politica

para uso de material peligroso

Foto por Armando De Gracia
Premian a Pedroza
Rafael Pedroza recibe un carta de reconocimiento y un termo de acero inoxidable
por su diligencia en la protecci6n de la salud del public al evitar la remoci6n de
unos sacos con residuos de una sustancia potencialmente nociva. Si los sacos
hubiesen sido movidos del lugar donde habian sido desechados y vueltos a usar
para envolver alimentos, podria haber causado series problemas de salud.
Participando en la ceremonia aparecen, desde la izquierda, los oficiales de
seguridad Ronnie Ward y Clark Brandenburg, Pedroza, el jefe encargado de la
Divisi6n de Seguridad Richard Zornes y el oficial de adiestramiento de seguridad
Bryant Teale.

La Comisi6n del Canal de PanamA
ha puesto en marcha un nuevo plan
para asegurar que los empleados se
percaten de cualquier material poten-
cialmente peligroso con el cual tengan
contacto y de las medidas protectoras
que deben tomar cuando manejen tales
materiales. La Politica de Comunica-
ci6n sobre Materiales Peligrosos
(HAZCOM) de la Comisi6n se rige por
las Normas de Comunicaci6n sobre
Materiales Peligrosos de la Administra-
ci6n de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional
(OSHA) y comprende cuatro elementos
inventario de materiales peligro-
uso de hojas informativas de
empleo de etiquetas con adver-
tencias de peligro y
adiestramiento en los requisitos de

Todas las unidades que tengan
materiales peligrosos deberAn cumplir
con la nueva politica, que sera
introducida por fases durante los
pr6ximos meses. A partir del afio fiscal
1990, el personal de seguridad y salud
ocupacional de la Comisi6n hard
6nfasis en el cumplimiento de la politica
cuando realicen inspecciones peri6dicas
de OSHA.
Se han enviado detalles de los
requisitos de HAZCOM a todas las
unidades de la Comision, y se propor-
cionard adiestramiento especializado a
los jefes y supervisores de unidades que
utilizan materiales peligrosos. Estas
personas serin entonces responsables
de adiestrar a los empleados de sus
unidades que usan, manejan o compran
estos materiales. Informaci6n adicional
puede obtenerse a trav6s de los
especialistas en higiene industrial o en
seguridad y salud ocupacional.

Silbatos, pitos, bocinas y sirenas
sonaran en el Canal de Panama por
espacio de 30 segundos al mediodia del
martes 15 de agosto, anunciando el 750
aniversario de la apertura de la via


Mueren dos en

fatal accidente
Sexton Barraza de la Divisi6n
Industrial y Homer Crawford de la
Divisi6n de Mantenimiento perdieron
la vida a causa de un accidente ocurrido
en la Carretera Transistmica el 10 de
agosto. Otros dos empleados de la
Comisi6n del Canal de PanamA
permanecen hospitalizados.

Trece empleados de las divisiones de
Sanidad y Predios, Mantenimiento,
Transporte Motorizado e Industrial
viajaban hacia el sector AtlAntico en un
"van" de la Comisi6n cuando el
vehiculo se sali6 de la carretera en las
inmediaciones de Chilibre.

Muchas personas respondieron a la
emergencia en una demostraci6n de
cooperaci6n, incluyendo empleados de
la Comisi6n y otros que se acercaron al
lugar del accidente para ofrecer su
ayuda, la Direcci6n de Transito de las
Fuerzas de Defensa de Panama,
personal de ambulancias y de la
Divisi6n de Bomberos de la Comisi6n,
personal del hospital y donantes de

Temas de salud

y seguridad

Gira en Tacoma
Representantes del
terminal del puente
terrestre del Puerto de
Tacoma informan a
directivos y ejecutivos de
la Comisi6n del Canal de
Panamd sobre las
operaciones intermodales
portuarias. La gira se
realiz6 conjuntamente con
la reuni6n de la Junta
Directiva en Tacoma,
Washington, el mes
Foto por Richard A. Wainio


Viernes 11 de agosto de 1989

Matricula en FSU
Ya se inici6 el periodo de matriculas
para el pr6ximo semestre en la
Universidad de Florida del Canal de
Panama, que comienza el 21 de agosto.
Ademis de su programa regular, la
universidad ha introducido un nuevo
programa de un afio en ciencias
Los estudiantes pueden matricularse
de 10 a.m. a 1 p.m. hoy, 11 de agosto,
en el Edificio 708, Base A6rea de
Howard; de 10 a.m. a 12:30 p.m. y de
2:30 p.m. a 5 p.m. el martes 15 de
agosto y mi6rcoles 16 de agosto en el
Edificio 808, en la Estaci6n de la Fuerza
Area de Albrook; de 10 a.m. a 1 p.m. el
jueves 17 de agosto en el Edificio 701 en
Fuerte Kobbe; y de 8 a.m. a 5 p.m. del
lunes 14 al mi6rcoles 16 de agosto, enel
Edificio 32 en Fuerte Davis.
Para mis informaci6n, llame al 86-
4470 o al 86-3638.

Viaje en balsa
Conozca la emoci6n de viajar en
balsa eljueves 17 de agosto a las 7 p.m.
en el Centro de Adiestramiento del
Canal de PanamA. Judith Baerg, Walter
Bottin y Norita Scott haran una
presentaci6n de diapositivas y foto-
grafias de sus viajes en balsa a trav6s del
Gran Cafi6n este verano. Cualquiera
que haya hecho un viaje similar y quiera
participar en la presentaci6n sera
bienvenido. Para mas informaci6n,
llame al Centro de Adiestramiento al

Buscan oficiales
de futbol 1989
Se necesitan oficiales para la tempo-
rada de ffitbol 1989, y se realizarin
clinicas a partir del 21 de agosto a las
6:30 p.m. en el Centro de Adiestra-
miento del Canal de PanamA. Para
informaci6n, llame a Carl Anderson
durante el dia al 52-7952 (extensi6n 42)
o en la noche al 52-6476.

Orientaci6n en BHS
La Escuela Secundaria de Balboa
ofrecerA una orientaci6n para estudian-
tes nuevos y de segundo aiio el 22 de
agosto de 9 a 11 a.m. en el auditorio de
la escuela. Para mas informaci6n, Ilame
al 52-3483 o al 52-7896.

Metodistas honraran
a Gobern y a Howell
La Conexi6n Metodista de la Iglesia
Metodista de Rio Abajo honrara a
Carmela Lowe Gobern y a Fred Albert
Howell con una velada de entreteni-
miento musical el domingo 27 de agosto
a partir de las 6, en el Auditorio San
Crist6bal en la Calle 10, en Parque
Lefevre. Los boletos cuestan $5 por
persona, y las ganancias seran destina-
das a los fondos pro-mejoras de la
Iglesia. Para informaci6n, llame a Carl
Jordan al 52-3288 o al 214530.

Clases de Biblia
para niflos
La Iglesia Biblica Crossroads invita a
los nifios de edad preescolar hasta sexto
grado a su escuela biblica, de 9 a 11:30
a.m., del 14 al 18 de agosto. La iglesia
esti ubicada en la Carretera Gaillard,
entre Albrook y Fuerte Clayton. El
tema del programa este afio es "Alegre
Recorrido: Viaje con Jesfis a Trav6s del
Tiempo y el Espacio". Para informa-
ci6n, Ilame al 52-6480 de 9 a.m. a 2 p.m.

Cambian local para
fiesta de los Espino
El local para la fiesta de Tony y Sigi
Espino ha sido cambiado al Restauran-
te La Corvina del Hotel Marriott
Caesar Park. La fiesta sigue siendo el
viernes 25 de agosto de 5 a 9 p.m., a un
costo de $17 por persona. Para mas
informaci6n, Ilame a Mandy Guerra
(52-3334) o a Lilia Chang (52-4701).

Escuela biblica
en la Iglesia Uni6n
Nifios de 4 a 12 aiios de edad estin
invitados a participar en la Escuela
Biblica de la Iglesia Uni6n de Balboa,
del 14 al 18 de agosto, de 9 a 11:30 a.m.
Las actividades incluiran lecciones
biblicas, artes manuales, mitsica y otras
diversiones. Para la inscripci6n o para
mayor informaci6n, lame al 86-4688 en
horas de la tarde.

-o 1914-1989
Construyendo elfuturo honramos elpasado

Nuevo horario tienen gimnasios

Las instalaciones del Ramo para el Acondicionamiento Fisico del Empleado estin
operando bajo un nuevo horario. Las piscinas de Balboa y Los Rios abren de 10 a.m.
a 6 p.m. los dias laborables y de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m. los fines de semana y dias feriados. Las
piscinas de Gamboa y Margarita abren de 10 a.m. a 6 p.m. los lunes,jueves y viernes,
y de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m. los fines de semana y dias feriados. La piscina de Gatfin abre de 9
a.m. a 5 p.m. los fines de semana y de lunes a mi6rcoles.
Ademis, las siguientes instalaciones estAn funcionando bajo nuevo horario:

Centro de Acondicionamiento Fisico de Diablo
7:30 a.m. 9 p.m. los dias laborables
8 a.m. 4 p.m. los sabados y dias feriados

Lista de Vacantes
Los solicitantes deben ser empleados de carrera o carrera condicional para aspirara los puestos
permanentes. Las solicitudes se recibirAn en el Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones ubicado en el
Edificio 366, en Anc6n, o en el Edificio 7998, en Margarita, en el Formulario 443, Solicitud de
Traslado, y debera ser recibida en el Ramo dentro de los pr6ximos siete dias calendarios posteriores
a la fecha de esta publicaci6n. Los requisitos de los puestos pueden verificarse en el Centro de
Recursos T6cnicos de la Comisi6n del Canal de Panama. Para mayor informaci6n llame al Ramo
de Empleo y Colocaciones, a los tel6fonos 52-7996 6 46-7219.

Puestos permanentes Salario*
Operador(a) de grna, MG-II (Debe saber nadar y
trabajar turnos. S61o se considerard a empleados
de la Comisi6n.) .............. ......... .$1 1.59/$13.52
Ingeniero general, NM-12 (S61o se considerara a
empleados de la Comisi6n.) ................. $16.57/$21.54
Tecnico de ingenieria mecAnica, NM-8/10 (S61o se
considerar, a empleados de la Comisi6n.)..... $10.34/$16.36
Oficial administrativo, NM-9/10 (Debe tener
conocimiento de trabajo de personal y saber
espafiol. S6lo se considerard a empleados de la
Comisi6n.) ............................... $11.43/$16.36
Asistente del controlador de trifico maritimo/
Controlador de trifico maritimo (puertos),
NM-5/9 (Se requiere trabajar turnos. S61o se
considerara a empleados de la Comisi6n.)..... $5.64/$14.85

Si- can-
Unidad tio tes

Esclusas P I
Ingenieria P 1
Ingenieria P 1

Personal P I

Adm. de Trif. P

Gimnasio de Balboa
4 p.m. 9 p.m. los dias laborables
8 a.m. 12 m. los sabados y dias feriados

Centro Juvenil de Balboa
11 a.m. 9 p.m. de lunes a miercoles y los viernes
11 a.m. 6 p.m. los jueves
12 m. 4 p.m. los sabados y dias feriados

Cobertizo de Juegos de Gamboa
11 a.m. 7 p.m. los dias laborables y dias feriados

Gimnasio de Margarita
3 p.m. 9 p.m. de lunes a miercoles y los viernes
11 a.m. 4 p.m. los sabados y dias feriados

Gimnasio de Gatfin
I p.m. 9 p.m. los dias laborables
10 a.m. 6 p.m. los dias feriados

Centro Juvenil de Gatuin
2 p.m. 9 p.m. los dias laborables
12 m. 5 p.m. los sibados
11 a.m. 6 p.m. los dias feriados

Para calificar a los solicitantes se usarAn los requisitos modificados (incluso aquellos que tienen
potencial conocido para ascensos) para prop6sitos de reasignaci6n, cambios a un grado menor,
traslados y reintegraci6n al mismo grad o a un grado menor, cuando tengan la pericia y capacidad
necesarias para desempefar sus funciones con 6xito.
Los salarios devengados reflejan las tarifas minimas y miximas por hora para los grados de las posiciones anunciadas. Los
emplcados que scan escogidos scrin colocados en el escal6n y salario correspondientes de acuerdo con los reglamcntos.
La Comisi6n del Canal de Panam eas un empleador que so ajusta a la Lay sobre Igualdad de Oportunidades.


Administrador de la Comisidn del Canal S
Directora de Relaciones Publicas

Director Asociado



)irector Asociado

El Spillway es una publicaci6n oficial del Canal de Panama. Los articulos que en ella aparecen pueden ser reproducidos sin
pedir autorizaci6n, anicamente acreditando al Spillway del Canal de Panama como la fuente. Toda colaboraci6n
debe estaren la Oficinade Prensa antes del mediodia del jueves anterior a su publicaci6n. DespuCs de esa fecha s6lo se aceptarin
noticias oficiales de urgencia. Las subscripciones de 52 ejemplares cuestan 56 por correo ordinario. S4 por corrco ordinario para
estudiantes y $19 por correo areo. Envic cheque o giro postal a favor de la Comisi6n del Canal de Panami, dirigido a la Oficina de
Informaci6n y Relaciones Publicas, APO Miami 34011-5000.

Paiina 2



nreiV es 1 1 de agosto de 9


"Crist6bal" asegura paso del "Anc6n" en su hist6rico transito

Como parte de los preparativos para
la apertura del Canal de Panama, el
vapor Cristdbal, gemelo del vapor
Ancdn, realiz6 un viaje de prueba desde
Crist6bal hasta Balboa el 3 de agosto de
El vapor, de 489 pies de largo y 58
pies de ancho, sali6 del muelle 9 de
Crist6bal poco despu6s de las 7 a.m.
Salvo pequefias dificultades con las
locomotoras de las esclusas, el Cristdbal
lleg6 a Balboa sin ningi6n contratiempo
alrededor de las 6:30 esa tarde.
Con el fin de perfeccionar los
esclusajes y reducir el tiempo de
transito, otros vapores del Ferrocarril
de PanamA realizaron viajes de prueba
entre los puertos terminales a principios
de agosto. El 9 de agosto el vapor
Advance parti6 desde Crist6bal para
atravesar las Esclusas de Miraflores y
regresar a Gat6n el mismo dia. A la
mafiana siguiente atraves6 las Esclusas
de Gat6n. El vapor Panamd realiz6 un
viaje similar el 11 de agosto. Durante
ambos transitos, lo mismo que durante
el viaje del Cristdbal, algunos emplea-
dos y sus familiares fueron invitados a
bordo por el gobernador.
Una vez concluidos los transitos de
prueba, el Canal de Panama qued6 listo
para el trAnsito del 15 de agosto por el
vapor Ancdn desde el Atlantico hasta el
Pacifico, para sefialar la apertura oficial
de la via acuatica al comercio mundial.

Preparando la apertura del Canal
El vapor "Crist6bal", gemelo del vapor "Anc6n", transita las Esclusas de Gatin durante un viaje de prueba desde Crist6bal
hasta Balboa el 3 de agosto de 1914.

IA,, 0

Programa de ejercicios: clave para vida saludable

Este articulo es parte de una serie que
tiene como objetivo infbrmar a los
empleados de la Comisidn del Canal de
Panamd y sus dependientes sobre
aspectos importantes de medicine y
salud. Las caricaturas que acompanan
los articulos fueron dibujadas por
Rafael E. Cigarruista T. para la Junta
Directiva del Seguro Colectivo del Area
del Canal de Panamd y preparadas por
Carlos MWndez para su publicacidn.

Si esta caricatura le llega mas hondo
de lo que le hubiera gustado, es tiempo
de cambiar su modo de vida. Probable-
mente, el primer paso importante que
debe tomar es visitar a su doctor para
determinar su condici6n fisica actual y

discutir un programa regular de
ejercicios adecuado.
Luego, afiada al programa de
ejercicios una dieta nutritiva. Ingiera
mas proteinas y menos grasa. Disminu-
ya los dulces y la sal. Coma mas frutas y
vegetales; mas granos y fibras. QuizAs le
tome un tiempo acostumbrarse a una
dieta mis saludable, pero pronto se
dard cuenta de que prefiere alimentos
Finalmente, bote los cigarrillos y
renuncie a las bebidas alcoh6licas.
Haciendo esto, no s6lo mejorara su
salud sino que ahorrard dinero.; Afiada
a esto el dinero que se ahorra en gastos
medicos y se sorprendera de lo rico que
puede ser!

Ganadores de raquetbol
Despues de un torneo de raquetbol para principiantes, patrocinado por el Ramo
para el Acondicionamiento Fisico del Empleado, Carlos Altamiranda, a la
izquierda, exhibe su trofeo y certificado del primer lugar y Ariel G6mez, a la
derecha, sus premios del segundo lugar. El torneo fue coordinado por Albano
Aguilar, al centro.

Pdaina 3

w Num I m m -- %-. .- -- ---- -- --- .I --

Aseadores trabajan cuando otros descansan

Una poesia de un autor ingles dice,
"Pero ellos, mientras sus compafieros
dormian, estuvieron laborando en la
noche". Lo mismo podria decirse del
equipo de aseadores de la Comisi6n del
Canal de Panama. Mientras ellos
"laboran en la noche" vaciando cestos,
barriendo o desenpolvando alfombras y
otras faenas, el resto de los empleados
que trabajan en las oficinas estA viendo
televisi6n, leyendo un libro o realizando
faenas caseras al calor del hogar.
Los trabajos realizados por los
aseadores durante las filtimas horas de
la tarde y las primeras de la noche
incluyen limpiar, desinfectar y desodo-
rizar, barrer, trapear, restregar, desem-

polvar, sacar brillo y otras tareas
colaterales para ofrecernos un ambiente
limpio e higi6nico. Cuadrillas mris
pequefias trabajan durante horas de
oficina haciendo trabajos de limpieza
necesarios, como mantener suficiente
papel higi6nico y otros articulos, y
Ilamar a los electricistas o plomeros
cuando se requieren sus servicios.
Seg6n la gerente de Edificios y
Residencias del Distrito Sur, Anesta
Pringle, hay 55 personas que trabajan
"detrAs del tel6n" en 90 areas del sector
Pacifico. Rita J. Harvey, la gerente
encargada del Distrito Norte, tiene 16
trabajadores para 20 areas. Estas cifras
no incluyen capataces o lideres.

Pasajera del "Anc6n" envia carta

A pesar de las restricciones presu-
puestarias, el jefe del Ramo de
Administraci6n de Edificios, Richard
Linton, dice que su unidad continual
haciendo todo lo posible para brindarel
mejor servicio a la Comisi6n. QuizAs el
resto de nosotros tambi6n deberia hacer
una promesa-apreciar un poco mas a
los aseadores y los importantes servicios
que nos brindan.

Trabajando tras bastidores
El aseador Julio A. Ellis es uno de los
muchos hombres y mujeres que asean
los edificios de la Comisi6n despuds de
que la mayoria de los empleados han
regresado a casa.
Foto por Bobby Fishbough

Cornelia K. Du Bois, quien a los 11
afios de edad estuvo a bordo del vapor
Ancdn unos dias antes de que el barco
realizara el hist6rico trinsito que abri6
oficialmente el Canal de Panama,
recientemente escribi6 al Administra-
dor de la Comisi6n del Canal de
PanamA D. P. McAuliffe para pedirle
que enviara sus saludos a todas las
personas que estaran aqui celebrando el
750 aniversario del Canal.
Lleg6 al Istmo de nifia con su madre y
su hermana para reunirse con su padre,
J. A. van Hardeveld, quien era
trabajador de la 6poca de la construc-
ci6n. Los esposos van Hardeveld
establecieron su hogar en Panama, y sus
dos hijas se graduaron en la Escuela

Secundaria de Balboa. Du Bois trabaj6
en la estaci6n proveedora de carb6n y
en el Edificio de Administraci6n antes
de partir hacia los Estados Unidos.
Recientemente, Du Bois regres6 al
Istmo como pasajera del Royal Prin-
cess. Mientras el crucero transitaba el
Canal, se sinti6 inspirada para escribir
la carta al Administrador. Ademas de
pedirle que enviara sus felicitaciones
durante la celebraci6n de las Bodas de
Diamante, le expres6 el profundo
sentimiento que el Canal inspira en la
mayoria de las personas que han vivido
aqui. Dice que el transito le inspir6
"orgullo, nostalgia, tristeza y algunas

Los asistentes
estudiantiles Ricardo
Arias, Israel C. Chen,
Donald S. Glasscock
y Marissa de Obarrio
ayudan a Sonia
Schack, de la Oficina
de Administraci6n de
Personal, a preparar
los certificados y
medallas numeradas
conmemorativos al
750 aniversario del
Canal due se
distribuirdn a los
empleados de la
Comisi6n del Canal
de Panamd.
Foto por Bobby Fishbough

SProyectos de contratos

Pintaran compuertas;

modificaran instalacion

Cuatro compuertas seran limpiadas y
pintadas, y se construiri una adici6n al
complejo de reparaci6n de locomotoras
de Pedro Miguel bajo los t6rminos de
dos proyectos de construcci6n reciente-
mente anunciados por la Comisi6n del
Canal. Estos anuncios no representan
oportunidades de empleo con la

El costo aproximado del proyecto
para la limpieza y pintura de los
exteriores e interiores de las compuertas
de las esclusas oscila entre $1 mill6n y $5
millones. El nimero del proyecto es
CC-90-11. Hay varias alternativas sobre
c6mo seria manejada la negociaci6n
para el proyecto. Las propuestas seran
recibidas el 15 de septiembre antes de la
1 p.m., y el trabajo debe estar terminado
para el 28 de agosto de 1990. La
informaci6n pertinente estA disponible

en el Edificio 37, Balboa (tel6fono 52-
El trabajo en la adici6n al complejo
de reparaci6n de locomotoras se
realizara bajo el proyecto CC-89-65. La
propuesta basica es para la construcci6n
de un edificio con armaz6n de acero y
trabajos colaterales, mientras que la
construcci6n de la fosa para la
reparaci6n de locomotoras sera bajo un
aditivo. El costo estimado oscila entre
$250,000 y $500,000. Las propuestas
deben ser presentadas antes de la 1 p.m.
del 31 de agosto, y el proyecto debe ser
terminado dentro de 210 dias calenda-
rios. La informaci6n pertinente esta
disponible en la Divisi6n de Ingenieria,
de 7:15 a 11:45 a.m., y 12:45 a4:15 p.m.,
los dias de semana en la Oficina 343 del
Edificio de Administraci6n, Altos de
Balboa (tel6fono 52-7949 o modem 52-

Canal celebra
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
bros .de la sociedad, invitados y
sobrevivientes de la 6poca de la
construcci6n sera un viaje en lancha a la
base de Contractors' Hill para una
ceremonia en honor a aquellos que
perdieron la vida cuando construian el
Canal. Presentaciones especiales conti-
nuaran en diferentes lugares durante la
semana, culminando con una cena de la
sociedad el 18 de agosto.
La CAmara Americana de Comercio
celebrara con un transito parcial a
bordo de la Islamorada en la noche del
16 de agosto. Los empleados de la
Comisi6n estan invitados a divertirse a
bordo de la lancha desde las 5:30 p.m.,
partiendo desde el Muelle 17 de Balboa
y regresando al muelle a las 9:45.
Archibold estara amenizando la velada,
y los boletos cuestan $20 por persona
para aquellos que los compren antes del
15 de agosto y $25 para los que los
adquieran despu6s. El espacio es
limitado, asi es que haga sus reservacio-
nes pronto llamando al 69-3525 o al 52-
3881. No se aceptaran pagos en el

Foto por Susan K. Stabler
La SPIA en Mount Hope
Miembros de la Sociedad Panameiia de Ingenieros y Divisi6n de Esclusas; Cecilio Simpson, de Servicios al Canal,
Arquitectos (SPIA) posan frente al complejo del sincro- y Alberto Cohen y Gustavo Alvarado, de la Divisi6n
elevador durante su reciente visita a la Divisi6n Industrial. Industrial.
Los ingenieros fueron atendidos por Hector Escoffery, de la

Viernes 11 de agosto de 1989


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