The Panama Canal spillway =

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The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Portion of title:
Parallel title:
Canal de Panamá Spillway
Issues for also have Spanish title:
Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Canal Zone
Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
United States
Place of Publication:
Balboa Hights C.Z
Balboa Hights, C.Z
Panama Canal
Publication Date:
Biweekly[Jan. 6, 1984-1999]
Weekly[ FORMER <June 1966>-Dec. 23, 1983]
Physical Description:
37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.


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Periodicals -- Canal Zone ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama) ( lcsh )
federal government publication ( marcgt )
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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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THE PANAMA CANAL Gij of the Panama Canal Museum


Vol. VIII, No. 16 More Than 50 Years of Service to World Commerce Friday, October 3, 1969



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Ramel H. Masters, sanitation inspector, uses a machete
to cut his last birthday cake on the Isthmus. Masters,
who is retiring with 30 years Canal service, was first
employed in the Police Division in 1939. He transferred
to the Panama Health Office in 1945 where he re-
mained until 1955 and has been with the Sanitation

Office since that time. Shown with Masters -
tion inspectors David Laracuente, left, an
Moler. Masters will make his retirement
Erwin, Tenn., and operate apple orchards
brother, Ralph E. Masters, former memb
Police Division who retired in 1964.

Incentive Awards Program

Gets Complete Overhaul

The Canal organization's Incen-
tive Awards Program has been
given a complete overhaul to im-
prove its effectiveness and to extend
it to areas not previously covered.
Devised to reward employees for
extraordinary accomplishments, the
program is divided into two sub-
programs: Suggestion Awards Pro-
gram administered by tle Office of
the Comptroller; and the Special
Achievement Awards Program, ad-
ministered by the Personnel Di-
Effective immediately, the over-
all program has many new features,
including the Incentive Awards
Committee. This is comprised of
the Lieutenant Governor, Comp-
troller, Personnel Director, and See-
retary, who together will plan the
Incentive Awards Program, estab-
lish policy and procedures, approve
recommendations for cash awards
of $805 or more for suggestions
and recommend to the Governor
appropriate action foi suggestion
awards of over $1,200.
Another new feature is the use
of Incentive Awards coordinators
appointed by bureau directors and
heads of independent units and di-
vision chiefs. Among tlhe respon-

Children are reminded to lock
their bikes when they leave them
unattended even for a few minutes.
Canal Zone police said eight bi-
cycles were stolen while parked
outside the Balboa Service Center
during the month of August.
A total of 25 bicycles were stolen
from the areas of the Balboa Serv-
ice Center and Diallo Stervice
Center in September. Police re-
covered 12 of the bicycles taken
in September.

sibilities of the coordinators will be
to serve as liaison with the Incen-
tive Awards Committee Secretary,
helping to arrange awards cere-
monies, assist supervisors in making
award recommendations and pro-
vide necessary documentation and
One of the key points of the new
Suggestion Awards Program is tlhe
establishment of a $25 mininumi
award to replace the former $15.
This and some of the other main
changes are outlined in a notice
which accompanied employees'
paychecks September 29.
The Suggestion Award rate for
benefits between $250 and $1,000
was raised from 5 to 10 percent so
that a .._:_ .- i .... which saves
$1,000 will earn a $100 award in-
stead of the $50 formerly given. At
other levels the rates wiill remain
Suggestions on certain areas such
as minor adjustments to buildings
and grounds, working conditions,
safety, and services to employees,
are no longer processed through the
Suggestion Awards Program. In-
stead, they will be referred by
phone, if possible, to the employee's
immediate supervisor who will see
that the recommendation informally
reaches concerned officials and the
employee is informed of the re-
sults. If accepted, management
recommends an appropriate Spe-
cial Achievement Award or ex-
tends management's appreciation
Employees may submit sugges-
tions on standard forms available
frlnm their Incentive Awards Co-
ordinator directly to their imine-
diate supervisor or to the Secretary
of the Incentive Awards Committee.
The immediate supervisor is re-
sponsible for evaluating the sug-
(Continued on p. 3)

Canal Zone drivers are
of the traffic regulations
the operation of vehicles
ing railroad crossings.
Motorists must stop the
within 50 feet but not
15 feet from the nearest
a visible electric or i
signal device or when
'arns of an approaching
After stopping, the dr
pected to again proceed
when lie can clearly do
despite the fact that th
device may continue to
Traffic authorities ha
some apparent confusion
part of some drivers wl
stopped at a crossing,
traffic, when the train tha
the signal is stopped or 1
over the crossing and no (
is following that might ha
the signal to operate.



The cost of getting well is going
: up. But better equipment and im-
proved services at Canal Zone hos-
pitals are helping to speed recovery
Sand shorten confinement time.
New hospital rates which go into
effect January 1, 1970, will help
to offset spiraling operating costs,
pay for lifesaving equipment andt
defrav the cost of new facilities
and salaries of specialized per-
I sonnel.
Pay increases and other rising
expenses have sharply increased tlhe
cost of operating health facilities
in the Canal Zone, as they have in
the United States, where hospital
and medical fees are increasing
Consistent with Canal Zone Gov-
ernlnent policy, rates, and fees
charged Panama Canal organiza-
tion employees and personnel of
other agencies, and their depend-
ents, for medical services are reg-
ulated and kept within the bounds
of the individual patient's economic
are sanita- The fee for outpatient visits at
id Jeri T. Canal Zone hospitals, by far the
home 0 Inbusiest service in terms of patient
Switch his volume, is being increased $1 for
ier of the the highest paid employees. Con-
sultation at specialty clinics will go
up $1.50 for this group. For per-
ISSING sonnel in the next two pay cate-
NEDI) gories, there will be an increase of
reminded 50 cents at the outpatient clinic
lin t and $1 for specialty consultation.
a p a The rate for the lowest income
group remains the same.
ir vehicle s Charges are made in accordance
less than l with the rate group of the patient,
rail xhen which ranges from Group A, em-
neclhanical lrcing the higher paid employees,
a flagilan to Group D, which primarily in-
Striain. cluedes former employees in the dis-
i ier is ex- ability relief category. The lower
I ut onl paid employees in active service are

so safely.
e warningiii
ive noted
n on tlhe
ho remain
t activated
has passed
other train
ave caused

Civic Councils are making prep-
arations for their annual elections
of officers, expected to be heldI bIy
most Councils on November 4, the
date of elections inl tlhe United
An announce nt c onen cerning the
elections and a request for informa-
tion was sent to all Civic Council
presidents recently, by i). .\. '. r-
tien, Chief, Execuitive Planning
Staff. Dertien asked the presidents
to provide a list of candidates and
details needed for the printing of
the ballots. Deadline for submitting
this information is October 14.
The Executive Planniing Staff
will arrange to furnish ballots for
the elections and to assist witl
other arrangements. It is expected
that all Civic Councils will elect
their officers by ballot, except Calm-
boa where officers are named(
directly by the electorate.

North and southbound traffic
approaching the intersection of Street on B1olivar Highway in
Cristobal are noxw required to make
a complete stop at the intersection.
A new stop sign was recently
installed to allow traffic moving
onto Bolivar Highway from 14th
Street to enter unobstructed.
Warning signs also are being in-
stalled at all railroad crossings in
the Cristobal area.
Canal Zone police asked that
motorists be reminded that in Rain-
bow City, tlhe speed limit has been
reduced on Randolph Road between
Nevis and Negril streets from 40
to 25 miles an hour.


Begins Oct. 21
The Balboa Siupermarket will
begin a 7-day operation at 8
a.m., October 21. The store will
remain open until 10 p.m. each
Under the previously aInnoun-
ced consolidation of Pacific side
retail facilities, the l)iabllo Su-
perette will end business at 11
p.m., October 20.
During the following 2 weeks,
the Balboa Service Center lmer-
chandise sections will be phased


included in Croup C. 1But virtually
all employees in this category will
move into Group B in February
of 1970, when the next pay in-
crease scheduled under the Fair
Labor Standards Act will place
them above 81.47 per hour, the
wage ceiling for Croup C.
Patients who are hospitalized also
will be paying slightly higher rates
for room and board after January 1.
They will be comparable to rates
charged at New Orleans general
hospitals. Even so, the cost of their
stay and care will be lower than
the average rate for comparable
care throughout the United States.
A recent White House report on
health care need (jqoted in the
NEW YORK TIMES reports that the
average expense to the patient for
one day's stay in ia United States
hospital-not including a physician's
care-has gone from S44 in 1965
to $70 today.
(Continued on p. 3)

BHS Noon Buses

Need Passengers
The Motor Transportation Divi-
sion has reinstated noon schools
service for students of Balboa High
School, effective September 22, as
requested by the Pacific Civic
The number of passengers has
varied from 56 to 70, but for Octo-
ber only 20 persons from the various
townsites have obtained tickets,
which may be secured for $2 from
the Ancon office dispatcher of the
Motor Transportation Division froln
7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., telephone
Unless utilization is greater it
may be necessary to reconsider
whether the service can be con-

Parents whose children are coming
home for Christmas vacation and
who are traveling at Government
expense are advised to contact the
Transportation Branch as early as
Because of the great amount of
travel during the holiday season,
many of the flights are already fully
Required by the Transportation
Branch are the earliest time and
ment expense can depart from col-
lege for the Canal Zone, and the
date they must return to the college
from the Canal Zone.
Accurate information is neces-
sary since confirmed space is alllost
impossible to change.
Parents whose children are travel-
ing at their own expense are ad-
vised to contact airlines or travel
agencies as early as possible to
avoid being caught in the last
minute holiday rush.

A program of pre-natal lectures
will be given from 7:30 to 8:30
p.m., October 9, 16, 23, and 30 in
the cafeteria on the third floor of
Corgas Iospital. The public is
invited to attend the lectures.


October 3, 1969


It's that time of year again when American Red Cross volunteers turn their
thoughts to the boys and girls in Vietnam. Approximately 1,600 Red Cross
chapters throughout the United States are taking part in this annual "d tty
bag" project. Volunteers in the Canal Zone Chapter are preparing 300 of
these bags which will be distributed to U.S. servicemen and servicewomen
in Vietnam at Christmas time. A number of community organizations par-
ticipate in the program with the volunteers by providing many of the gifts
to fill the draw-string bags. They are the Balboa Lions Club, the Balboa
Council, Knights of Columbus, the Fort Clayton Officers' Wives' Club,
the USARSO Officers' Wives' Club and Cain Bros. Inc. Shown preparing
the items to stuff the bags are Mrs. Marie A. Van Clief, senior member of
the Red Cross volunteers in the Canal Zone, on the left, and Mrs. Conrad
Maner, secretary of the Canal Zone Chapter.

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Captain Kangaroo
1:55-Parade of Sports
4:20-Your Air Force
4:40-Pentagon Forum
5:10-American Sportsman
6:00-Weekend '69
6:25-Movie Marquee
6:30-The Joey Bishop Show
7:40-Get Smart
8:05-SCN News
8: 10-The Hollywood Palace
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Records On Film
9:15-Boxing From The Olympic
10:30-Focus On Today
]0:50-Saturdav Night Movie:
"Philo Vance's Gamble"
1:00-SCN News
1:05-The Christophers
1:20-The Answer
2:00-Danny Kaye
2:50-Off Ramp
3:20-Ted Mack Amateur Hour
3:45-Wonderful World of Golf
4:45-The Mike Douglas Show
6:40-Sgt. Preston of the Yukon
7:05-The Lawrence Welk Show
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Perry Mason
9:00-Sports Digest
9:15-The Gary Moore Show
10:05-Fire Prevention In The Home
10:30-Focus On Today
10:50-This Is The Life
11:15--The Sacred Heart
4:15-Andy Griffith
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Movie of the Week)
"Hannah Lee"
5:30-Wide, Wide World
6:30-Success Story
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Andy Williams Magic Lantern
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Armstrong Circle Theater
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Fire Prevention Film:
"Why Daddy?"
9:20-The Tonight Show
10:30-Focus On Today
10:50-Four Star Playhouse
4:15-Gale Storm Show
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Hannah Lee"
5:30-G.E. College Bowl
6:30-Billy Walker's Country
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Bell Telephone Hour
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Desilu Playhouse
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armschair Theater:
"Actors And Sin"
10:30-Focus On Today
10:50-Gale Storm Show
4:15-Animal Secrets
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Hannah Lee"
5:30-Flying Fisherman
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The Johnny Cash Show
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Twelve O'Clock High
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-SCN Special of the Week:
"On Stag': Th- Skirts of
Happy Chance"
10:00-George Sanders Mystery
10:25-Focus On Today
10:45-Danny Thomas Show
4:15-Danny Thomas Show

5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Hannah Lee"
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Generation Gap
7:30-The King Family
8:00-SCN News
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Thl,ati':
"Hannah Lee"
10:25-Focus On Today
10:45-Sons of Mahan (Navy film)
4:15-Sgt. Preston of the Yukon
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:05-Afternoon (Cont.)
"Hannah Lee"
5:30-Adventures In Inner Space
6:30-Pentagon Forum
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Fractured Flickers
7:30-Honey West
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Bob Cummings Show
8:30-Rod McKuen: ThI Loner
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"The Avenger"
10:45-Focus On Today
11: 05-Heart of the City

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zUivoli UopicJ

If you go to the Tivoli Sunday
Brunch on October 5-you'll be
glad you did! The menu includes:
assorted fruit and juice trays, potato
pancakes with hot butter and syrup,
eggs ranchero, creamed chicken
with :bscuits, cottage fried potatoes,
grilled pork chops, grilled bacon,
assorted dry cereals, buttered toast,
cinnamon toast, jam, jelly, Graham
gems, assorted sweet rolls, colfee,
tea, or milk. Brunch is served in the
Roosevelt Room from 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. Adults $1.75, children 81.25.

October 6 will be Oriental Night
at the Monday Night Buffet. You
will be delighted with the menu:
chicken chop suey, Chinese fried
rice, sweet and sour pork, tossed
salad with Tivoli dressing, relish
tray, micha rolls, assorted pastries,
Call to make your reservations.
The telephone number is 2-2111.
Seatings at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30
p.m. Price: Adults $1.65, children


Material intended for publica-
tion in the SPILLWAY should be
received in the Panama Canal
Press Office not later than Mon-
day afternoon of the week of
publication. Only urgent mate-
rial can be received and pro-
cessed for use the same week as
late as noon Tuesday. Mail mate-
WAY, Box M, Balboa Heights,
Canal Zone.

At The Movies

SWeek Beginning Saturday, October 4, 1969

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:15 p.m.-Mon.,
7:30 p.m.-The Paper Lion (AYC)
Tues., 7:30 p.m.-Hawaii (A)
Wed.-Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-Assignment
To Kill (A)
Fri., 6:15, 8:00 p.m.-Day Of The Evil
Gun (AY)
Sat.-Trygon Factor (A)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-101
mins.)-The Secret Invasion (AYC)
Sun.-Mon.-Oliver (AYC)
Tues.-The Plainsman (AYC)
Wed.-It (A)
Thurs.-Return From The Ashes (A)
Fi.-Angel In My Pocket (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-The
Haunting (AY)
Sat., 8:15 p.m.-That Man From Rio (A)
Sun.-A Kiss Before Dying (A)
Tues.-It (A)
Wed.-Oliver (AYC)
Fri.-The Plainsman (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Premature
Burial (A)
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)
Sat., 7:00 p.m.-Sun., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.
Where It's At (A)
Mon.-Damn The Defiant (AYC)
Tues.--Sergeants Three (AY)
Wed.-Thnrs.-Once Before I Die (A)
Fri.-Hello Down There (AYC)
Sat.-Dracula Has Risen From The Grave
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-96 mins.)
-Wonderful Country (AYC)
Sun.-Mon.-Winning (A)
Tues.-That Man From Rio (A)
Wed.-Hamlet (AYC)
Thurs.--Experiment In Terror (AY)
Fri.-Hallelujah Trail (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-The Dav
Of The Triffids (AY)
Sat.-Romeo And Juliet (AY)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-125
mins.)-HIorse Soldiers (AYC)
Sun.-IHannibal Brooks (A)

Tues.-Trygon Factor (A)
Thurs.-That Man From Rio (A)
Fri.-Hamlet (AYC)

Special Matinees
(R), AYC or as Listed ***
Saturday, October 4, 1969
10:00 a.m.
Indian Fighter-Kirk Douglas: Courage-
ous hero tries to prevent Indian up-
rising. (Color.) T-90 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Password Is Courage-Dirk Bogarde:
A war story . an Ihilarious enter-
tainment for all. (SIT.)
T-117 mins.
6:15 p.m.
Underwater City-Julie Adams: They built
a city under the sea to survive the
holocaust above. (Color.) AY.
T-99 iunins.
2:00 p.m.
Teenage Millionaire-Jimmy Clayton: It's
all bounce and beat with 20 hit songs.
T-90 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Tarzan Goes To India-Jock Mahoney:
See the King of the Jungle in a new
adventure. (SIT.) (Color.) T-103 miins.
2:00 p.m.
John Paul Jones--ohert Stack: The ad-
venture that stands above all! (Color.)
T-133 mins.
'All night shows begin at 7:00 p.m.
except as shown. Program subject to
change without notice.
Y, young people 12 to 16; C, children
8 to 12.
T-Indicates Total Running Time.
R-Indicates Repeat.
SIT-Indicates Spanish Titles.

Las Cruces To Resume

Saturday Guest Trips

The first guest trip for the Pan- (lays leave from the Civil Affairs
ama Canal's launch Las Cruces Building at 1 p.m. and are returned
since it came out of overhaul is there by special bus at 4:45 p.m.
scheduled for October 11. The After leaving the Civil Affairs
vessel will resume regular guest Building, groups are taken by bus
trips October 18 and thereafter on to Summit Gardens for a short visit
the first and third Saturdays of and then to Gamboa. The launch
each month, takes the visitors to Pedro Miguel
The launch was undergoing its Locks through Gaillard Cut. Buses
annual overhaul during September. transport the guests to Miraflores
Persons desiring to make a guest Locks where they are given a tour
trip aboard the Las Cruces should and lecture, and return them to the
make reservations by calling the Civil Affairs Building.
Canal Zone Guide Service at 2-1491. While at the Civil Affairs Build-
Although the October 11 trip will ing, visitors can see the Panama
be during the morning, persons Canal model and hear a lecture in
making the tour on scheduled Satur- both English and Spanish.


By Emily J. Price

If you are interested in the little
Southern girl who had a bunny
named Rabbit E. Lee, you'll meet
her and others in Bennett Cerf's
Treasury of Atrocious Puns. Also
worthy of note is the dermatologist
who started from scratch.
The setting for The Poseidon
Adventure by Paul Gallico is a
giant luxury liner which becomes
involved in a strange catastrophe.
Fifteen passengers survive, and the
story of their adventure and its
effect upon them is well told by
this master of suspense.
Greece in Color by C. Ker6nyi
with photographs by R. G. Hoegler

is a book intended as a preparation
for a trip to Greece and as a re-
minder of the beauty and above
all the light of this Mediterranean
land. The text recalls travelers' tales
of bygone days and the 48 color
photographs are works of art.
Rodello Hunter in Wyoming
Wife tells how she refused to be
a hunting and fishing widow when
she married, in middle age, a wild-
life expert. Her account of outdoor
life in the remote Jackson Hole
country is full of humor and affec-
tion and includes also some good
recipes for frontier cooking at
which she became expert.

C.Z. Fire Division

Plans Observance

Fire Prevention Week in the
Canal Zone will be observed from
October 5 through October 11.

Consultant Continues
Family Life Lectures
Dr. Robert S. Hicks of the Amer-
ican Institute of Family Relations,
Los Angeles, Calif., is currently in
the Canal Zone as a consultant on
family life education.
Parents and other interested
adults are invited to hear him speak
on family relations at a series of
meetings scheduled by the Schools
Division. During the balance of his
stay on the Isthmus he will speak at
four meetings: October 6 at Cris-
tobal High School Auditorium; Oc-
tober 7 at Curundu Junior High
School Cafetorium; October 8,
Kobbe Elementary School Gymna-
sium; and October 9, Paraiso High
School Gymnasium. All meetings
will be held at 7:30 p.m.
Dr. Hicks has been a principal
and superintendent of schools Tor
many years and associate director,
Department of Education, Amer-
ican Institute of Family Relations
since 1952. IIe received his bache-
lor of arts degree at Occidental Col-
lege, and his master of arts at the
University of Southern California.
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Dr. Robert S. Hicks

Highlights of the week's events will
be a parade, elementary school
poster contests and Fire Division
displays throughout the Canal Zone.
The theme for Fire Prevention
Week will be "The Storage of
Flammable and Combustible Ma-
terials-in the Home, in the Office,
in the Shop."
The week will open on both sides
of the Isthmus with parades of fire
apparatus. The Panama bombers
will participate along with the U.S.
Air Force firefighting apparatus,
and the Panama Canal Fire Divi-
sion. On the Pacific side, the parade
will begin at 1 p.m. from the Balboa
Fire Station. The Atlantic side
parade will start at 1 p.m. from the
Mount Hope Fire Station and will
include the Colon bomberos. Bal-
loons will be given to children
along the parade routes.
Fire Division personnel will pre-
sent skits on fire safety at each
elementary school, and teachers
and students have been invited to
visit the fire station nearest their
school. All fire stations will have
open house for tie public.
Posters will be displayed in
public buildings, schools, and in-
dustrial areas, and fire prevention
displays will be set up in the Bal-
boa Theater lobby and the Mar-
garita Service Center.
Lectures and demonstrations will
e made available to all organiza-
tions and Panama Canal units b\
the Fire Div;'sion upon request.
Announcements will be imadel on
SC\ radio and television, and
church leaders have been asked to
a1nn1ou11ee Fire Prevention Week at
services and to urge the (cooperla-
lion of their congregations in elini-
natini fire hazards in their homes.

Page 2




October 3, 1969


Canal Zone Eyesore

This assortment of trash scattered carelessly about shows some Canal
Zone residents' lack of civic pride. The refuse should have been placed
in the nearly empty containers but for someone it was just too much
trouble. Putting trash near the containers is not enough. Even consolidating
the boxes would have reduced some of the unsightliness. It's obvious thae
not everyone is supporting the anti-litter campaign now being conducted
by the Supply and Community Service Bureau.

Incentive Awards

(Continued from p. 1)
gestion if the subject matter is
under his jurisdiction and forward-
ing it with an evaluation through
normal management channels to
the Secretary. He sends it directly
to the Secretary if the subject
matter is not under his jurisdiction.
The Secretary, in turn, refers the
suggestion to the appropriate oper-
ation officials for evaluation.
Division heads or equivalent offi-
cials are now authorized to approve
suggestion awards of $25 to $550
and recommend to a bureau direc-
tor approval of cash awards of $555
or above. Bureau directors and
heads of independent units can now
approve awards of $55 to $800.
Suggestion awards may not exceed
$25,000 and if they are more than
$5,000 must be approved by the
Civil Service Commission.
The new Special Achievement
Awards Program is designed to rec-
ognize three basic types of action-
honorary public service beneficial
to the Canal organization or Isth-
mian community and performed
primarily by private citizens, an
employee's special act or service
in the public interest related to
his employment and an employee's
job performance.
The Honorary Public Service
Award, another new addition to
the Incentive Awards Program,
consists of a certificate and a
bronze, silver, or gold medal and
is presented by the Governor.
Nominees are referred by memo-
randum to the Personnel Director
and the Incentive Awards Com-
mittee recommends candidates to
the Governor.
A Special Acts or Services Award
is presented for a one-time act,
particularly those of heroism or
courage, beneficial to the Canal
organization or its personnel. Bu-
reau directors or equivalent officials
are authorized to grant cash awards
in this category of $25 to $300 and
recommend cash awards of more
than $300 for special acts to the
Personnel Director. For the saving
of a human life, a $500 award is
considered appropriate.
Job performance awards include:
special cash awards for exceeding
work standards for 6 months or
more, Outstanding Performance
Certificate, Quality Step Increase,
Eminently Satisfactory Extended

Service Award and Distinguished
Service Award.
Division heads or equivalent offi-
cials can approve all cash awards
based on job performance which
exceeds normal standards for 6 con-
secutive months or more and can
recommend candidates for Special
Achievement Awards to bureau di-
rectors. The cash amount ranges
from $150 to $350, depending on
the employee's grade. No one can
receive more than one cash award
in any 12-month period based on
job performance.
An Outstanding Performance
rating, granted by bureau direc-
tors, goes to those whose work has
been outstanding for a period of
12 consecutive months. The rating
and certificate can be accompanied
by a cash award of from $150 to
$350, depending on the employee's
grade. In lieu of a cash award, an
Outstanding Award may be accom-
panied by a quality step increase
which the division chief may rec-
ommend to the Personnel Director
through the bureau director.
The quality step increase is
granted only to employees with
Outstanding Performance Rating
and may be granted only bi-
annually. The recipient must have
occupied his current position for
at least 2 years, not received a
previous quality increase while in
his current grade, and is not being
considered for promotion, transfer,
reassignment, retirement or other
known separation within 90 days.
The Eminently Satisfactory Ex-
tended Service Award is given to
recognize 50 years of generally ex-
tended superior performance. It
consists of a certificate signed and
presented by the Governor and a
$500 cash award.
The highest award bestowed on
an employee by the Canal organi-
zation is the Distinguished Service
Award which includes a certificate
signed and presented by the Gov-
ernor plus a $500 cash award. Su-
pervisors can recommend nominees
for this award to the Personnel Di-
rector and the IAC Committee
through channels. The recommen-
dations are based on individual
achievement or accomplishment so
clearly outstanding that this type
of recognition is deserved over any
other. Initiative and creative effort
are given a great deal of considera-
tion for this award.

(Continued from p. 1)

The increase in room and board
rates at Canal Zone hospitals will
range from $1 per day to a maxi-
mum of $4 a day, depending on
the rate group of the patient and
the type of accommodations pro-
Most Canal organization em-
ployees will pay for the increase
hospital rates in the form of higher
insurance premiums. Mutual of
Omaha, which covers about 70 per-
cent of U.S. employees and most
non-U.S. personnel, had planned
increases in premiums long before
the 1970 hospital rate increases
were announced. The boost was
determined by three factors: (1) the
constantly increasing number of
claims; (2) the 1969 hospital rate
increase, which resulted in a two-
step increase in premiums, one at
that time the new rate went into
effect and another scheduled for
1970, and (3) the 1970 increase in
hospital rates, which dictated a
further adjustment in the premiums.
Highest percentage increase
under the Mutual of Omaha plan
will be paid by the U.S.-citizen
workforce. The biweekly premium
for a single employee is being in-
creased from $1.69 to $3, while
the premium for family coverage
goes from $4.21 to $7.54 every 2
But all will still be getting the
best possible medical care.
Modern equipment and new.
improved administrative and med-
ical procedures at Canal Zone hos-
pitals are helping to stem spiraling
operating costs. By increasing effi-
ciency, the average stay in Canal
Zone hospitals has been reduced
over the past 18 months from 9.8
days to 8.2 days, a 16 percent

Rates for Gorgas and
General Clinic:
A_______-___ _____-_____- -
B .. _____.____
C--- ------
Specialty Clinic:
A_-_ _--- --_ -__-_____ ___ _.

Nearly $300,000 in new equip-
ment has been installed at Gorgas
Hospital since the new wing was
inaugurated 4 years ago.
Largest single investment was in
the radiology service: $75,700 for
cobalt and $30,50 for deep therapy
facilities. The cobalt source must
be replenished every 5 years at a
cost of $25,000. An additional ex-
penditure of $40,000 is being made
for a camera and closed circuit TV
system which will greatly improve
the diagnostic capability of the
radiology service.
An even more dramatic, though
less expensive improvement to the
hospital facilities is the new,
$30,000, five-bed cardiac care unit.
Modern electronic equipment now
permits constant monitoring by
specially trained nurses. Units such
as this are credited with saving
the lives of 30 to 35 percent more
heart patients.
Other investments in new equip-
ment or improvements include
$85,000 for the urology clinic;
$48,100 for the radioisotope la-
boratory and $24,700 for the in-
tensive care unit.
To help hold down expensive
paperwork, all hospital services and
medicines for which charge of less
than $3 is made, will no longer he
handled by payroll deduction be-
ginning January 1. Excepted from
this rule will be emergency or dis-
ability relief patients and clinic con-
sultation fees.
It is estimated that approximately
50,000 small transactions annually
now handled by payroll deduction
will be on a cash basis, thus per-
mitting a significant workload
By continuing to effect savings
wherever possible, the administra-
tion hopes to slow the rising cost
of operating health facilities.

1 Coco Solo Hospitals



3.00 4.50
3.00 4.00
2.00 3.00

Biweekly Insurance Premium Payments by
Company-Government Employees
U.S. Citizens
Mutual of Omaha
Member only___- ______-__------
Member and family__





Canal Zone Gov. W. P. Leber,
in calling attention to President
Nixon's proclamation of Fire Pre-
vention Week beginning October 5,
has urged all Canal Zone residents
to participate in local observances
during the week.
The proclamation says in part:
"In an era when technological
advancement has brought to our
Nation an almost unbelievable
array of conveniences and comforts,
we st;ll are plagued by the hazard
of man's oldest implement for self-
preservation-fire. The potential
dangers associated with fire still
present a real threat to human life
and property.
"The present level of our annual
fire losses-more than 12,000 lives
and over $2 billion in property-is
a measure of our failure to heed
fire hazards and to correct them.
It is essential that every citizen
recognize that such losses can be
avoided, but only by personal in-

volvement, determination, and a
realization that fires need not occur.
CHARD M. NIXON, President of
the United States of America, do
hereby designate the week begin-
ning October 5, 1969, as Fire Pre-
vention Week.
"I urge that we, as a Nation and
as individual citizens, assume a
positive approach to fire preven-
tion through the support of com-
munity fire departments, State and
local Governments, the National
Fire Protection Association, busi-
ness and civic groups, and public
organizations that are trying to
combat the senseless waste of
human life and national resources.
"I also urge Federal agencies,
through the Federal Fire Council,
to 'nitiate and carry on effective
fire prevention programs not only
for the protection of Government
employees and property but also
for the betterment of all segments
of our society."

Hospital Rates


* i ....i I

don't know who she is, ask Dot
Yost or Enid Hall in the cafeteria.
Dick Williams returned from
Stateside leave sporting a beard
and mustache. He says he is ready
to report for work with MacLaren's
Mosquito Marauders on location in
the Chagres River basin, but he
will take his razor along.
Bob Vaughn, locks overhaul en-
gineer, is being harassed by his co-
workers about his Bingo-playing.
Bob's wife, Marie, bingoed in 12
numbers the other night, even
though the game they were playing
was a "coverall." Needless to say,
Bob almost went under the table
when he noticed all the blank
stares coming his way from the
other players.
o 0 0
C. L. Barton, Coco Solo Service
Center manager, is really keeping
up with the current fads. A sign in
the Coco Solo Theater reads: "Per-
sons without footwear not per-
mitted," and you might aptly term
it a "sign of the times."
Incidentally, the reason so many
fellows are driving all the way over
to Coco Solo these days just to get
a haircut is the cute lady barber
who works in the barbershop there.

To Dan DesLondes, Canal Zone
College instructor, who has a heck
of a time reading his watch cor-
rectly. It keeps losing time, he says,
ever since he took the white gloves
off the hands!
Alvin Barber of the Motor Trans-
portation Division is one of the first
dispatchers ever to dispatch him-
self. It happened one day last week
when MTD was short of drivers and
had a lot of assignments to take
care of during the day. Efficiency
and adaptability personified ....
a 0 0
According to sociologists, most
arguments (discussions) between
husbands and wives are won by
the wives because, as a rule, they
are more articulate, more forceful
and they never give up! (Amenl)
Girls, if you are afraid that your
hands will give away your age,
here's a tip you ought to try. Exer-
cise is necessary to preserve your
hands and one of the best, accord-
ing to the experts, is to simply
bend all your fingers back and hold
for a count of 10, three times a
Before breading veal cutlets, try
adding some grated cheese and
chopped dill into the beaten eggs
before frying.
Doctors say that the average
temperature of the female body
has dropped as much as half a
degree from what it was 50 years
ago. (So what??)
a* o
Alice Noble, a former employee
of the Panama Canal organization
who visited here recently, says she
was in a hotel and had to take the
elevator into the lobby to get a
pack of cigarettes. On the way
down, the elevator overshot the
bottom floor and finally stopped
about 4 feet below the floor level.
The elevator doors had to be pried
open and the passengers helped
out. This proves, she says, that
cigarette smoking can be harmful
to your health.

Old Confusion Saying: "When
in doubt, cry a lot .. "

Page 3

YMU CFC Co-whibdttioi

it Ackuio

Some Examples

CARE saved lives with food in Panama and 35 other countries.
La CARE ha salvado vidas distribuyendo comida en Panama y otros
35 praises.

financial assistance to 20 civilian and military families with members
hospitalized in Gorgas Hospital for treatment of Tuberculosis.
CANAL dio ayuda econ6mica a 20 families civiles y militares con
familiares internados en el Hospital Gorgas bajo tratamiento por

THE SALVATION ARMY distributed gifts of clothing and shoes,
canned food and other groceries; gave emergency medical assistance
at their Corps Centers.
El EJERCITO DE SALVACION distribuy6 ropa y zapatos, ali-
mentos enlatados y otros articulos; ademds, brindo ayuda mddica de
urgencia en sus Centros.

The AID TO THE HANDICAPPED assumed responsibility for
costs in connection with the hospitalization of a Panama Canal Com-
pany employee's child born with a severe heart condition who under- i
went surgery at the Texas Children's Hospital.
responsabilidad del costo de hospitalizacion del hijo de un empleado
de la Compania del Canal de Panainm, nacido con una seria lesion
cardiac, quien fite operado en el Hospital de NiNos de Texas.

The BALBOA ARMED SERVICES YMCA offered social, physical,
educational, and cultural programs and services to both military and
civilian communities in the Canal Zone. Because of your contributions,
no program fees or charges were required of service personnel.
programs sociales, fisicos, educativos y culturales, ademdis de servi-
cios a las coinunidades civiles de la Zona del Canal. Mediante sus H J
contribuciones, tales programs y servicios fueron brindados sin costo
alguno al personal military.

YO tIeipij tIlo4l 4A Needd Ayait

GiLe GtenaHA4 to TktA Yea4 CampaiQy

CC-/-C7- (-0 )



Vol. VIII, No. 16 Mds de 50 Aiios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial Viernes 3 de Octubre de 1969

Rediseniado el Programa

De Premios de Estimulo

El Program dtl Premios de Es-
timllo tde la Empresa del Ceaal Ia
sido rediscinado para mejorar su
efectividad y extenderlo a las areas
que anteriormente no cubria.
Teniendo como objetivo premiar
a los empleados por logros extra-
ordinarios, el program de Premios
de Estimulo se divide en dos par-
tes: un Programa de Premios por
Sugerencias, administrado por la
Contraloria, y el de Premios por
Logros Especiales, administrado
por el Director de Personal.
En efecto inmediatamente, el
program tiene muchas caracteris-
ticas nulevas, entire ellas el Comit6
de Premios de Estimulo, lque estli
integrado por el Vicegobernador,
el Contralor, el Director de Perso-
nal y un Secretario, quienes son los
encargados de planear el Programa
de Premios de Estimulo, establecer
sus normas y procedimientos, apro-
bar recomendaciones para otorgar
premiios en efectivo de $805 o mIs,
por sugerencias, y recomendar al
Cobernador dc los pass necesarios
para la otorgaci6n de premios por
sugerencias de mais de $1.200.
Otra caracteristica nueva es el
uso de Coordinadores de Premios
de Estimulo, quienes serin nom-
Irados por los Directores y jefes
de unidades independientes y jefes
de division. Entre las responsabi-
lidades de los coordinadores esta-
ran las de servir como agents de
enlace con el secretario del Comitd
de Premios de Estimulo, ayudar a
preparar las ceremonies de entrega
de premios, ayudar a los supervi-
sores a hacer sus recomendaciones
de premios y proporcionar los con-
troles e information necesarios.
Una de las notas slaves del nue-
vo Program de Premios de Esti-
mulo es el establccimiento de uil
premio minimo de $25 lque reeni-
plazara al de $15. Este y algunos
de los otros cambios principles
estAn delineados en un aviso que
acompafin a los cheques de los ern-
pleados el 29 de septiembre.
La tarifa del Premio por Suge-
rencia, para bleneficios entree $250
Y $1.000, fue elevadta del 5 a 10
por ciento, de mantra que ( aun
sugernecia que causa l111 ahorlro de
$1.000 devolveral un premio tde
8100, en lugar de los $50 que otor-
gaba antes. En los demAs niveles
Ias tarifas permanccerian igual.
Las sugerencias sobre asnltos
talcs comeo ajustes mlenores en edi-
ficios y predios, condiciones die tra-
bajo, seguridad y servicios a los
empleados, no son proccsadas \a
por mcdio del Programa de Pre-
mios lde Estimulo, sino que son re-
feridas por teolefono, si es posi-
ble, al jefe inmediato del emplea-
do, quien se encargarut de que
la recomendaci6n llegue informal-
inente a los flncionarios interesa-
dos y se notifica ail cmpleado acer'a
de los resultados. Si la sugerencia
es aceptada, la; administraci6n re-
comendan'ti n Premio Especial por
Logros o le agradecenl verbalmente.
Ios empleados pueden presen-
tai suIgerencias en los formularios
regulars, qIie po(drin conseguir
con el Coordinador de Premios de
Estilnllo con su jefe innmediato o
ante el Secretario del Ceomit( dec
Premios de Estimulo.
El supervisor inmnediato es res-
ponsable por la evaluaci61 doe lh
sugerencia si se refiere a algo bajo
sil jIrisdicci6n v (de eIm iarla, junto
con una 111Cvaluaci6in, p)or los canales
regulars, al sceretario del Comit .
Se enIcargan't ti e nviar lal sugeren-
cia direCtamenlte al secretalio, si el
asunto no estal ljo si jrllisdieci6n.

El secretario, a su \cz, re ferira la
suIgereneia a los iiIncionarios inte-
resados para su evalluaciin.
Los jefes de division o funciona-
rios eq(uiv\alentes, estin abora auto-
rizaldos para aprobar premios por
sugerencia de $25 a $550 y reco-
mentar a un director la aprobacion
de premios en efectivo por $555 o
mais. Los directors y jefes de uni-
dades independientes podinn apro-
bar ahora premios de $555 a $800.
Los premios por sugerencias no d1c-
bera-n pasar de $25.000 y si soin de
Imis de $5.000, deberiAn ser apro-
bados por la Comisihn dl SServicio
El nuevo Programia deI Preilios
por Logros Especiales serviri de
reconocimiento a tres tipos bAisi-
cos de acci6n-servicio ptblico Ilo-
norifico en beneficio dce la emllpr-
sa del Canal o de la colnidilad( del
Istmo v ejecutado principahlente
por citOladanos privados, un acto o
servicio especial del empleado en
interns public relacionado con sit
empleo, y el desempenio del (em-
pleado en su trabajo.
El Premio IIonorifico de Servicio
Pibllico, otra adicion Ial Programa
de Premtios de Estimillo, consistl
elln lln certificado y' una medalla de
blronce, de plata o de oro, V (s en-
tregado por el Cobernador. Los
postulados son referidos por mlldi(
dte tn memoranndmn al Director le
Personal v el Comit Ide Premios
le Estimulo recomicnda los can-
didatos al Cobernador.
El Premio por Actos o Servicios
Especiales se otorga por actos, par-
ticllarmente aquellos de heroism
o cle valor, en beneficio de ]a cm-
presa( del Canal o de su personal.
Los directors o funcionarios equi-
valentes estin autorizados para
otorgar premios en efecitvo de 825
a $300 en esta categoria y para re-
comendarp premios en efectivo de
mais de $300, por actos especiales,
ante el Director de Personal. Se
consider un premio apropiado la
cantidad de $500 cuando se trate
de haber salvado una vida humana.
Los premios por desempefio en
el trabajo incluyen premios cspe-
ciales en efectivo por sobrepasar
los requerimientos d(el trabajo (dli-
rante 6 meses o miis. Son ellos el
Certificado por Desempefno Sobre-
saliente, Anmento por Calidad Su-
perior de Trabajo, Premio por Sei-
vicios Distinguidos Emincnitmente
Satisfactorios v Prolongados \ el
Premio por Servicio Disting:uido.
Los jefes de division y filnciona-
rios e(qivalentes pueden aprolar
todos los pr(emios en efcetivo, liasa-
tlos en la ejecuei6n tel Itraiajo (quei
sobrepase los reqelrimictios no1r-
males dirante 6 meses consecuitivos
o mtis, )N podrin recomendar can-
didatos para Premios de Loiros Es-
peciales ante los seilores directors.
Las cantidal s e(n lfectivo iri'M d (I
$150 a 8350, de acuerdo con el
grado del empleado. Nadie podria
recibir m:is de un premio en efec-
tivo por desemipefio e1n el trabajo
eln un period de 12 meses.
Una calificaci6n de Desempefio
Sobresaliente, otorgada por los se-
flores directors, se da a quienres
han tral)ajado sobresalientementl e
durante un period de 12 mess
consecutivos. La calificaci6n y el
certificado podrlin ser acompan adtos
por un premio en efectivo de 8150
a $350. de actuerdo con el grado
del empleado. En lugar del 1premiio
en electivo, el Preimio por )esem-
peio Sobresaliente puede ir acom-
pafiado per un atimento per cali-
dad superior de tral)ajo, que el jeft
(Contlinia en la l pgiina 3)

Elecciones de

Los Consejos

En Noviembre

Los Consejos Civicos se estin
preparando para sus elecciones
anuales de dignatarios, que se es-
pera tendrin lugar en su mayoria
el 4 de noviembre, dia de las elec-
ciones en los Estados Unidos.
Un anuncio relacionado con las
elecciones v una solicited para una
informaci6n fueron enviados re-
cientemente a todos los presiden-
tes de los Consejos Civicos por
D. A. Dertien, Jefe de Planifica-
ci6n. Dertien pidi6 a los presiden-
tes proporcionar una lista de can-
didatos y los detalles necesarios
para la impresi6n de papeletas. El
14 de octubre es la fecha final para
suministrar esta informaci6n.
La Oficina de Planificaci6n arre-
glari el suministro de papeletas
para las elecciones y ayudara en
otros arreglos. Se espera que todos
los Consejos Civicos elijan sus dig-
natarios mediante papeletas, con
excepci6n de Gamboa en doncie
son nombrados directamente por el


Abrira 7 Dias

Desde el Dia 21
El Supermercado de Balboa
comenzaril una operaci6n de 7
dias el 21 de octubre a las S
a.m. El alnacin permanecera
abierto hasta las 10 p.m. todos
los dias.
De acuerdo con la anterior-
mente anunciada consolidacion
de las instalaciones de almace-
nes del Pacifico, el Superette de
Diablo cerrarn operaciones el
20 de octubre a las 11 p.m.
Durante las dos pr6ximas se-
manas, las seeciones de mercan-
cia del Centro de Servicios Co-
munales de Balboa serin cerra-

El Cobernador de la Zona del
Canal, al Ilamar la atenci6n sobl
la proclamaci6n del Piesidente
Nixon en la Semana de Prevenci6n
de Incendios que comienza el 5 de
octulre,, ha exhortado a todos los
residents de la Zona del Canal ai
participar en las celebraciones loca-
les durante la scmana.
La proclamaci6n dice en part:
"En lna cra eanldol cl progress
tecnol6gico ha traido a nuestra
Naci6n una casi incredible colecci6n
de conveniencias y comodidades, es-
tamos todavia plagados por el peli-
gro del element mis viejo en laI
propia preservaci6n del hombre-.-l
fuego. Los peligros potenciales aso-
ciados con el fuego presentan toda-
via una real amenaza a la vida hu-
mana v a la propiedad.
"El actual nivel de nuestrais p6r-
didas anuales por incendios-m(is de
12.000 vidas v sore S2.000 millo-
nes en propiedades-es una media
de nuestra fall en prestar atenci6n
a los peligros de incendio y corre-
girlos. Es esencial que cada ciuda-
dano rcconozeca qlue tales p6rdidas
pueiden evitarse, pero solamentc
por compromise personal, deterani-

Desde el 1.2 de Enero

Nuevas Tarifas


Es verdad que el costo de la
salud estA subiendo. Pero un mejor
equipo y mejores servicios estin
ayudando a dar mis rapidez al re-
cobro y a acortar los periods de
confinamiento en los hospitals de
la Zona del Canal.
Las nuevas tarifas hospitalarias,
que estaAin en vigor a partir del
19 de enero de 1970, ayudaran a
compensar los costs de operaci6n
en ascenso, a pagar por el nuevo
equipo para salvar vidas y a eubrir
las nuevas instalaciones y los sala-
rios del personal especializado.
Los amunentos de sueldo y otros
gastos han aumentado el costo de
la operaci6n de las instalaciones de
salubridad en la Zona del Canal,
cosa que tambien ha sucedido en
los Estados Unidos, done los ho-
norarios miedicos y los cobros en
los hospitals suben cada afio.
De acuerdo con las normas del
Cobierno de la Zona del Canal,
los cargos y honorarios que se co-
bran a los empleados v al personal
del Canal de Panamua y de otras
agencies, lo mismo que a sus de-
pendientes, por los servicios medi-
cos que se les brindan, son regula-
dos de acuerdo con la capacidad
econ6mica de cadla paciente.
El cargo por las consultas en el
dispensario, el servicio mas active
de todos, serni aumentado en 81
para los empleados de mayor suel-
do. A este grupo se le auimentara
el cobro en $1.50 cuando las con-
sultas sean con especialistas. Para
el personal en las otras dos cate-
gorias de salaries habrat un aumen-
to de 50 centavos en el dispensario
v de S1 en las consultas a especia-
listas. La tarifa para los del grupo
de menores ingresos permaneceerA
Los cobros se hacen de acuerdo
con el grupo de salario del pa-
ciente, que va del Crupo A, que
comprende a los empleados de ma-
Nores sueldos, al Grupo D, en el

que estin los antiguos empleados
catalogados como recipients de
ayuda por incapacidad. Los em-
pleados de menor sueldo y en ser-
vicio acti\o estin incluidos en el
Grupo C. Pero virtualmente todos
los empleados de esta categoria
subirin al Grupo B en febrero de
1970, cuando el pr6ximo aumento
de salaries programado de acuerdo
con la Lev de PrActicas Laborales
Equitativas los colocart arriba d(
In salario de $1.47 la hora, que
es el tope de los salaries del
Grupo C.
Los pacientes hospitalizados tam-
bien pagarin tarifas un poco nliS
altas despuls del 19 de enero. Scrin
tarifas comparable con las que
cobran los hospitals gencrales de
Nueva Orleans. A6n asi, el costo
de su permanencia y atenci6n ml-
dica sera menor que una atenci6n
comparable en la mayoria de los
hospitals de los Estados Unidos.
Un informed reciente de la Casa
Blanca sobre las necesidades de
atenci6n m6dica a que .se hace re-
ferencia en el NEW YOHK TIMES,
dice que el gasto promedio por pa-
ciente, por su permanencia de un
dia en un hospital de Estados Uni-
dos, sin contar la atenci6n midica,
ha subido de $44 en 1965, a $70
El aumento en las pensions de
1,s hospitals de la Zona del Canal
irai de $1 al dia a 1n maiximo de
$4 al dia, de acuerdo con el grupo
de salario del paciente y el tipo
de acomodaciones que se presten.
La mavoria de los empleados del
Canal pagaran los mayors costs
de hospital en forma de primas
mds altas en sus seguros. La Mu-
tual de Omaha. que cubre on 70
por ciento de los empleados esta-
(Continda en la pdgina 3)

$68.876.14 en un Dia
Las contribuciones de los em-
pleados del Canal de Panama as-
cienden a $68.876.14 despuis de
di dia de la Campafia Federal Com-
binauda en el Area de la Zona del
Canal. Esto significa el 37.1 por
ciento de la meta de 8$185.750 im-
puesta por el Canal.
La t eta total sefialada para el
irea de la Zona del Canal es de
'271.330 \ las actuals donacioles
de los empleados del Can;l sigl i-
fican el 25.1 por ciento d esta Imcta.
Estas cifras incluyen tanto proie-
sas como donativos en efectivo.
La Direcci6n de Abastos \ Ser-
vicios Comunales sobrepas6 sit Ileta
diurante el primer dia. Los emnplea-
dos contribueron con iin total de
831.206.50, que representai 130.3
)o(r ciento de sl meIcta.

Esclhsas de Miraflores __ 1.773
Esclusas ide Gatm 360
Jardines de Summnit 70
Puntos tde interlcs en
Panaill;i ,8
Puntos de inter(cs en
la Zona del Canal 8
Museo ma(liqueta en
Asuntos Civ\iles 203
Lanchas pequefias,
3 v;ajes 23
Sta/olcntla 387
ranl total 2.832

naci6n y comprender clue no es
necesario q(ue un incendio ocurra.
de los Estados Unidos cle Amnirica,
design por este medio la scmanai
que comienza el 5 de octubre de
1969, como la Slemana de Preven-
cion de Incendios.
"Solicito (que, como lla Nacio6n
\' comlo ciudadanos indi\iduales,
asutImaos un acercamiento positi-
vo por medio del apovo a los cnar-
teles de bombers de la colnunidad,
los goliernos estatales y locales, la
Asociaci6n Nacional de Protecci6n
C(ontra Incendios, grupos come1rcia-
les V ci\vicos, y organizaciones p11-
blicas (lqe estain tratando de com-
batir cl dlesperdicio in si sntido de
ideass lllumanas recursos naciona-
"Tamlbiin pido a las agencies Fe-
derales, a trav6s del Consejo Fede-
ral contra Incendios, iniciar v Ilevar
a cabo prograias de pIt 1venci6n de
incendios no s6lo para la protecci6n
de empleados y propiedacts gnlber-
namentales, sino tambl)i(n para c]
Imejoramiicnto de todos los segmcen-
tos de nueistra sociedad"l

Proclamacion Presidencial

En Prevencion de Incendio


Octubre 3, 1969



9:30-Conozca el Mundo
10:00-Todo por la Patria
11:30-Mi Amigo el Mago
12:30-Show del Mediodia
2:30-Reprise de la Novela de las 6
4:30-Los Invencibles
6:00-La Novicia Voladora
8:00-El Gran Chaparral
9:00-Misi6n Imposible
10:00-Premiere de Gala

1 :15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-El Hombre del Rifle
12:00-Buggs Bunny
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Dick Powell Presenta
3:00-Vuelta del Destino
3:30-El Teatro de Zane Grey
4:00-77 Sunset Strip
5:00-El Hombre del Rifle
5:30-Abbott y Costello
7:30-Tres Patines
8:00-La Patrulla Juvenil
9:00-Viaje a lo Desconocido
10:30-E1 Teatro de Dick Powell

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-El Hombre del Rifle
12:00-Buggs Bunny
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Dick Powell Presenta
3:00-Vuelta del Destino
3:30-E1 Teatro de Zane Grey
4:00-77 Sunset Strip
5:00-El Hombre del Rifle
7:30-Tres Patines
9:30-El Fantasma y la Sra. Muir
10:30-El Teatro de Dick Powell

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-El Hombre del Rifle
12:00-Loteria y Alegria
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Dick Powell Presenta
3:00-Vuelta del Destino
3:30-El Teatro de Zane Grey
4:00-77 Sunset Strip
5:00-El Hombre del Rifle
5:30-Reino Salvaje
7:30-E1 Show de TV-2
8:30-Mi Amigo Toni
9:30-Ballinger de Chicago
10:30-El Teatro de Dick Powell

11:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-El Hombre del Rifle
12:00-Buggs Bunny
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Dick Powell Presenta
3:00-Vuelta del Destino
3:30-ElE Teatro de Zane Grey
4:00-77 Sunset Strip
5:00-El Hombre del Rifle
8:00-Audacia es el Juego
9:30-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
10:30-El Teatro de Dick Powell

1 1:15-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-El Hombre del Rifle
12:00-Buggs Bunny
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00 Dick Powell Presenta
3:00-Vuelta del Destino
3:30-El Teatro de Zane Grey
4:00-77 Sunset Strip
5:00-El Hombre del Rifle
7:30-E1 Caf6 Squirt
9:00-Reto al Mal
9:30-E1 Show de Jos6 Feliciano
10:30-E1 Teatro de Dick Powell

10:00-Conozca el Mundo
11:00-Carnaval de Cartones
11:30-El Pijaro Carpintero
12:00-Los Tres Chiflados
1:00-De Mujer a Mujer
2:00-Reprise de la Novela de las 7
4:00-Deportes en TV-2
6:00-Mis Adorables Sobrinos
7:00-Tierra de Gigantes
9:00-Viaje a las Estrellas
10:30-Cine SAbado

Teniendo como fondo una de las gigantescas grnas a
vapor que opera, aparece Jos6 R. Alvarado Remotti,
operario de gr6a en la Divisi6n Industrial en Balboa.
Hombre sumamente sencillo, le gusta hablar poco, pero

cuando se refiere a su trabajo se entusiasma y dice que
siempre trata de hacer algo mAs que cumplir con su
deber, como manera de devolver las muchas atencio-
nes que recibe de sus jefes, especialmente Martin G.

Klontz, quien es el jefe de los talleres en Balboa y su
jefe director. "Yo, en muchas ocasiones he hecho suge-
rencias a los jefes, acerca de mejoras en las operacio-
nes de esta secci6n y siempre me han atendido", dice
satisfecho. Alvarado tiene 9 afios de servir con el Canal
de Panam6, todos en la misma secci6n de la Divisi6n
Industrial, y se siente sumamente satisfecho por el
magnifico trato que recibe de los jefes y de sus com-
pafieros de trabajo. Pero su experiencia con equipo
pesado data de muchos aios atrAs. "Vea usted", dice
"yo comence como ayudante en talleres de mecanica y
fui aprendiendo hasta llegar a ser mecAnico y operario
de equipo pesado. En Venezuela trabaj6 10 afios y
llegue a ser operario de grnas flotantes hasta de 100
toneladas". Todo lo dice con la sencillez de los hom-
bres acostumbrados al trabajo. Hombre hecho a base
del esfuerzo propio, dice que s6lo curs6 la escuela
primaria en la ciudad de PanamA, su ciudad natal. El
14 de mayo de 1944, a los 25 afios, contrajo matrimo-
nio con la Sra. Ildaura Bares de Alvarado, nacida en
la bella poblaci6n de Pedasi. Tienen cinco hijos: Fran-
cisco, de 24 afios; Miguel, de 22; JosB, de 20, Fabio,
de 19, quien se graduara este afio de Subteniente en
la Academia Militar Leoncio Prado en Lima, Peru; y
Marta, de 18 afios, a quien piensan enviar a La Florida
por 2 afios a estudiar administraci6n de negocios. Alva-
rado es cat6lico y la iglesia donde cumple sus deberes
religiosos es la de San Juan Bosco. Su inica distrac-
ci6n es la pesca, en cualquiera de sus formas. Si no
puede conseguir una lancha, va a pescar a la orilla del
mar o a "mariscar", en busca de tortugas, langostas,
conchas, etc. Recientemente, la Cia. Sea & Land le
envi6 una carta de encomio por su trabajo. La raz6n:
dicha compaiia se habia impuesto la meta de cargar
o descargar los furgones marines de sus barcos a una
proporci6n de 10 por hora, pero Alvarado mejor6 la
marca, cargando o descargando los furgones a una
proporci6n de 10.27 por hora. Su mayor ambici6n es
darle una buena educaci6n a todos sus hijos, jubilarse
e irse para Pedasi, "para sentarme en el portal de la
casa e irme a pescar a las playas del pueblo que son
las mAs bonitas de la Rep6blica de PanamA".

Obra de Teatro Clausurara el Primer

Festival de Cortometrajes en Panama

El Primer Festival de Cortome-
trajes en PanamA, event cultural
y artistic que se celebrara del 25
al 29 de octubre pr6ximo, presenta-
rA en la noche de clausura, la obra
de teatro "La Fablilla del Secreto
Bien Guardado", montada y diri-
gida por el Profesor Miguel Moreno.
"La Fablilla del Secreto Bien
Guardado", ha sido presentada en
diferentes salas de la ciudad de Pa-
nama, recibiendo siempre estruen-
dosos aplausos por parte del p6bli-
co; el Profesor Miguel Moreno,
actor v declamador laureado inter-

nacionalmente, actua a la vez que
dirige esta preciosa pieza de teatro
en la que intervienen numerosos y
conocidos representantes del arte
esc6nico en PanamA.
El Cine Club Ariel, organismo
encargado del event, lo realizarA
como una muestra cultural de altu-
ra, alternando el festival de corto-
metrajes con diferentes manifesta-
ciones artisticas, tales como recita-
les, obras de teatro, exposiciones de
pintura, escultura y fotografia. El
I Festival de Cortometrajes en Pa-
namai, se realizara con cortometra-

Ptoua de Ento

Octubre 3-4-El Pequefio Teatro de Crist6bal presentara la producci6n
"The Owl and the Pussycat". Esta divertida comedia, recomendada s6lo
para adults, comenzara a las 8 p.m. Para reservaciones, debera Ilamarse
a Grace Williams, telkfono Crist6bal 1916.
Octubre 7-14-VII Festival Internacional de Cine, en el Teatro Central
de la ciudad de Panama. El 7 sera la noche de gala de inauguraci6n.
Octubre 7-Concurso Nacional de Declamaci6n en el Teatro Nacional de
la ciudad de PanamA. ConsistirA en un certamen en que participaran
todas las escuelas primaries de la Rep6blica y se extender hasta el
dia 8 de octubre.
Octubre 8-El Ballet Folkl6rico Nacional se presentara en el Teatro Cen-
tral, como parte del program del Festival Internacional de Cine.
Octubre 12-Dia de la Raza. Conmemoraci6n del Descubrimiento de
America por el Gran Almirante Crist6bal Col6n (1492).
Octubre 21-Fiesta del Jes6s Nazareno de Portobelo. La imagen de Cristo
que se venera en esa poblaci6n es conocida como "El Cristo Negro"
de Portobelo y data de los tiempos de la Colonia.

jes hechos en PanamA por cineas-
tas residents en el Istmo.
Los residents de la Zona del
Canal podrAn participar en este fes-
tival de cortometrajes. PodrAn obte-
ner sus fichas de inscripci6n en la
Oficina. de Informaci6n del Canal
de PanamA, en el Edificio de Admi-
nistraci6n en Balboa Heights.



Jnegos Deportivos
ydel Caribe.

En Su Pantalla

Gente en la Noticia

Pigina 2



9:15-Fey Alegria
10:00-Todo por la Patria
11:00-Ventana del Mundo
12:00--Salvese Quien Pueda
12:25-Carrousel Internacional
2:00-Domingo Deportivo
6:00-Una Hora con Lucy y Desi
8:00-El Santo
9:00-Hawaii Cinco 0
10:00-Estreno Sorpresivo

12:00--Mlisica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3:30-Folklore Nacional
4:00-Robin Hood
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-Piginas de la Vida
6:30-Instantineas Sociales
7:30-Aqui Esta Tres Patines
8:00-Lunes de Revlon
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Micronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Novela
I 0:00-Micronoticiero y Enigma
11:00-Dan Raven

12:00-Milsica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3:30-E1 Hogar y La Escuela
4:00-Robin Hood
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-Piginas de la Vida
6:30-Instantineas Sociales
7:30-Mi Oso y Yo
8:00-La Hora Continental
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Micronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero y Las Novias
11:00-Dan Raven

12:00-Sorteo de la Loteria
12:15--Misica y Risas
1 :00-Noticias
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3:30-La Mujer Opina
4:00-Robin Hood
4: 30-Cataplum
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-Piginas de la Vida
fi:30-Instantineas Sociales
7:30-Mi Oso y Yo
8:00-C6micos y Canciones
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Micronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero y
Los Vengadores
11:00-Dan Raven

12:00--Misica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
3:30-Consejos Para la Salud
4:00-Robin Hood
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:30-Piginas de la Vida
6:30-Instantineas Sociales
7:30-Aqui Esta Tres Patines
8:00--Jueves Estelares
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Micronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero y Jim West
11:00-Dan Raven

12:00--Msica y Risas
1:00 Noticias
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Nuevo Cine Hogar
4:00-Robin Hood
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
530-Paginas de la Vida
6:30-Instantineas Sociales
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Micronoticiero y
Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Micronoticiero y Novela
10:00-Micronoticiero y La Ley del
11:00-La Hora Cero

11:30-Colorin Colorao
12:00-Mi Oso y Yo
12:30-H16roes de Hogan
1:30-El Show de Archie
2:00-Victor Martinez Blanco
4:00-Largo Metraje
5:30-Esa Chica
6:00-Dos Tontos en Apuros
7:30-S6bados de Orange Crush
8:00--A Peticion Suya
9:00-Viaje al Fondo del Mar
10:00-Superproducciones del Sabado

Legend Of Custer (AY) y 10:00 p.m.
Vierncs 3--- CERRADO Curse Of The Fly (AY) Diary Of A Madman (AY)
Where Angels Go-Trouble Follows
Stado 4_ Legend Of Custer (AY)y CERRADO (AYC) y Seven Guns For The
Curse Of The Fly (AY) MacGregors (AY)
Domingo 5-_ The Big Gundown (A) Sam Whiskey (A) Salt And Pepper (A)
High Wind In Jamaica (AY) v
Lunes 6 __ The Big Gundown (A) Hombre (AY) Salt And Pepper (A)

Martes 7-... CERRADO Fearless Vampire Killers (A) The Night They Raided Minsky's (A)
High Wind In Jamaica (AY) y
Micrcoles 8__ Hombre (AY) The Haunting (AY) CERRADO
Track Of Thunder (AYC) y
Jueves 9_ Fearless Vampire Killers (A) CERRADO Beach Red (A)
Ten Little Indians (A) y 10:00 p.m.
Viernes 10 __ CERRADO Operation Crossbow (AY) 13 Rue Madeleine (AY)
GUIA DEL CINE: A, Adultos; Y, J6venes de 12 a 16; C, Nifios de 8 a 12.

- I ---- -1

Octubre 3, 1969


Semana de Prevenci6n de

Incendios Comienza el 4

La Semana de Prevenci6n de In-
cendios en la Zona del Canal seri
celebrada del 5 al 11 de octubre.
Los events mas sobresalientes de
la semana serin un desfile, con-
cursos de carteles en las escuelas
primaries y exhibiciones de la Di-
visi6n de Bomberos en todo el
El tema para la Semana de Pre-
venci6n de Incendios sera "El Al-
macenaje de Materiales Inflama-
bles y Combustibles-en la Casa,
en la Oficina, en el Taller".
La semana comenzarf en ambos
lados del Istmo con desfiles del
material rodante. Los bombers de
PanamA participarAn junto con el
material rodante de la Fuerza A6rea
de EE. UU. v de la Divisi6n de
Bomberos de ]a Zona del Canal. El
desfile comenzara en el sector Paci-
fico a la 1 p.m. partiendo del Cuar-
tel de Bomberos de Balboa. El des-
file del sector AtlAntico comenzara
a la 1 p.m. partiendo del Cuartel
de Bomberos de Mount Hope e in-
cluira a los bombers de Col6n.
Se regalarin globos a los niflos a
1o largo de la ruta del desfile en el
sector Atlfntico.

Personal de la Divisi6n de Bom-
beros entregara hojas sueltas sobre
seguridad contra incendios en cada
escuela primaria, y se ha invitado
a los maestros y alumnos a visitar
el cuartel de bombers mas cercano
a su escuela. Todos los cuarteles
de bombers tendrin puertas abier-
tas para el pilblico.
Se exhibirfn cartels en edificios
publicos, escuelas y areas industria-
les, y habra exposiciones sobre pre-
venci6n de incendios en el vesti-
bulo del Teatro de Balboa y en el
Centro de Servicios Comunales de
Charlas y demostraciones por la
Division de Bomberos serAn brin-
dadas a todos los clubes y organi-
zaciones, ademais de unidades de la
Zona del Canal, que las soliciten.
Se harin anuncios en las estacio-
nes de radio y television del Co-
mando Sur (SCN), y se ha solicita-
do a los dirigentes religiosos anun-
ciar la Semana de Prevenci6n de
Incendios en los servicios religio-
sos y pedir la cooperaci6n de sus
congregaciones en la eliminaci6n
de los riesgos de incendio en sus

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
dounidenses y la mayoria del per-
sonal no estadounidense, habia pla-
neado los aumentos much antes
de que se anunciaran los aumentos
en el costo de los hospitals para
1970. El aumento fue determinado
por tres factors: (1) el aumento
constant de los reclamos; (2) el
aumento del costo de los hospitals
en 1969, que result en un aumento
en dos fases de las primas, una
cuando la nueva tarifa entr6 en vi-
gencia y la otra programada para
1970, y (3) el aumento de los costs
de hospital en 1970, lo que hizo
necesario otro ajuste en las primas.
El porcentaje mAs alto, de acuer-
do con el plan de ]a Mutual de
Omaha, serA pagado por el perso-
nal estadounidense. La prima quin-
cenal para cada empleado sera
aumentada de $1.69 a $3, mientras
que la prima para cobertura fami-
liar ira de $4.21 a $7.54 cada 2
Pero todos recibirAn la mejor
atenci6n m6dica possible.
Un modemo equipo y nuevos y
mejorados procedimientos m6dicos
y administrativos puestos en vigor
en los hospitals de la Zona del
Canal estAn ayudando a enfrentar-
se a los costs de operaci6n siem-
pre crecientes. Aumentanlo la efi-
ciencia, se ha reducido el prome-
dio de permanencia en los hospita-
les de la Zona del Canal durante
los 1iltimos 18 meses, de 9.8 dias a
8.2 dias, una reducci6n del 16 por
Casi $300.000 en equipo nuevo
ha sido instalado en el Hospital
Gorgas, desde que fue inaugurado
el nuevo pabell6n hace 4 afios.
La inversion mas grande fue
hecha en el servicio de radiologia:
$75.700 para tratamientos de co-
balto y $30.500 para instalaciones
de terapia profunda. La fuente de
cobalto debe ser reaprovisionada
cada 5 afios a un costo de $25.000.
Se esta haciendo un gasto adicio-
nal de $40.000 para un sistema de
camaras y circuit cerrado de tele-
visi6n que aumentari grandemente

la capacidad de diagn6stico en el
servicio de radiologia.
Una mejora quizAs mas dramni-
tica, aunque menos costosa en las
instalaciones hospitalarias, es la
nueva unidad para atenci6n del co-
raz6n, de cinco camas y de un costo
de $30.000. Un modern equipo
eletr6nico permit actualmente una
atenci6n constant a cargo de en-
fermeras especialmente adiestralds.
Unidades de esta clase salvan la
vida de un 30 a 35 por ciento mAs
de pacientes del coraz6n.
Otras inversiones en equipo nue-
vo y mejoras incluyen $85.000 para
la clinic de urologia, $48.100 para
el laboratorio de radiois6topos y
$24.700 para la unidad de cuidado
Para ayudar a mantener bajo el
trabajo de oficina, todos los servi-
cios de hospital y medicines por los
que se pague menos de $3 no se
cobrarAn por deducci6n de salario,
a partir del 19 de enero de 1970.
Se exceptuarin los pacientes de
emergencia y los de ayuda por in-
capacidad, lo mismo que los cobros
por consultas clinics.
Se calcula que unas 50.000 tran-
sacciones pequefias, que anualmen-
te se cobran por deducci6n de sala-
rio, serfn hechas en efectivo, per-
mitiendo un considerable ahorro de
Al continuar efectuando ahorros
siempre que sea possible, la admi-
nistraci6n espera moderar el costo
creciente de las instalaciones de
Clinica General

._ __ $3.00
.--- --- 3.00
_ 2.00
Clinica de Especialista
---- -- 3.00
__-___ 3.00
.. 2.00



Impresionante vista de una de las cortinas de acero que han sido instaladas
bajo el espig6n central de entrada de las Esclusas de Gatin con el fin de
evitar que la turbulencia creada en el agua por las helices de una nave en
trAnsito, afecte el movimiento de la nave que se encuentre en la otra via
de las esclusas. El gigantesco tamaiio de esas cortinas de acero, salta a la
vista, comparfndolo con los hombres que se encuentran cerca de ella.

Redisefado Programa...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
de la division podrA recomendar
ante el Director de Personal por
medio de su correspondiente direc-
El aumento por calidad superior
de trabajo s6lo se otorga a los em-
pleados que obtienen una Califi-
caci6n de Desempefio Sobresalien-
te y s61o se puede otorgar cada 2
afios. El recipient deberA haber
ocupado su actual posici6n por lo
menos durante 2 afios, no haber
recibido ese premio anteriormente
estando en su grado actual, y no
haber sido considerado para as-
censo, traslado, nuevo nombra-
miento, jubilaci6n u otra clase de
separaci6n conocida dentro de 90
El Premio por Servicios Distin-
guidos Eminentemente Satisfacto-
rios y Prolongados se otorga en re-
conocimiento por 50 afios en los
cuales ha habido un desempefio
generalmente superior. Consiste en
un certificado firmado y entregado
por el Gobernador junto con un
premio en efectivo por $500.
El premio mis alto que se otorga
a los empleados por la empresa del
Canal es el Premio por Servicios
Distinguidos, que incluye un cer-
tificado firmado y entregado por el
Gobernador, ademnis de un premio
en efectivo por $500. Los supervi-
sores pueden recomcndar sus can-
didatos a este premio ante el Di-
rector de Personal y el Comit6 de
Premios de Estimulo por los cana-
les apropiados. Las recomendacio-
nes se basan en los logros o el de-
sempefio de un individuo, tan cla-
ramente sobresalientes, que este
tipo de reconocimiento se consider
mis apropiado que cualquier otro.
Se da una gran consideraci6n, para
otorgar este premio, a la iniciativa
y el esfuerzo creador de la persona
en referencia.

Miembro, Cdnyuge, Iy
Miembro y un Miembro y dos C6nyuge y dos o mads
Miembro Hijo o mrs Hiios Miembro y un Hijo Hijos
Unicamente Dependiente Dependientes Esposa Dependientes Dependlientes
Crnilm, 1969 1970 1969 1970 1969 1970 1969 1970 1969 1970 1969 1970
A ($2.61
y mas) $2.88 $4.58 $7.08 $11.27 $7.08 $11.27 $7.08 $11.27 $7.08 $11.27 $7.08 S11.27
B ($1.48
$2.60)_ 1.54 2.45 2.50 3.98 3.86 6.15 3.14 5.00 4.02 6.40 5.37 8.55
C ($1,45
$1.47) 1.13 1.80 1.91 3.04 2.91 *4.63 2.36 3.76 3.02 4.81 3.90 6.21

Hay que Dejar

Con Llave las

Se recuerda a los nifios asegurar
con Ilave sus bicicletas cuando las
dejan solas aunque sea por unos
De acuerdo con la Policia de la
Zona del Canal, ocho bicicletas fue-
ron robadas mientras estaban esta-
cionadas fuera del Centro de Ser-
vicios Comunales de Balboa duran-
te el mes de agosto. Un total de
25 bicicletas fueron robadas de las
Areas del Centro de Servicios Co-
munales de Balboa y del Centro de
Servicios Comunales de Diablo en
septiembre. La policia ha recupera-
do 12 de las bicicletas que fueron
robadas en septiembre.
Los padres de los ciclistas deben
aconsejar a sus hijos en el sentido
de que no dejen sus bicicletas solas
y sin candados o seguros.


Prenatales en

Hospital Gorgas
Un program de conferencias
prenatales sera ofrecido de 7:30 a
8:30 p.m. los dias 9, 16, 23 y 30
de octubre en la cafeteria situada
en el tercer piso del Hospital Gor-
gas. El puiblico esti invitado para
escuchar estas charlas.

Acreditado Banco de

Sangre de
La Asociaci6n Americana de
Bancos de Sangre ha vuelto a acre-
ditar al Banco de Sangre del Hos-
pital de Coco Solo por otros 3 afios.
La carta que acompaina al certifica-
do dice:
"Con gran placer le notificamos
que usted esti, por este medio, re-
conocido por haber mantenido o
excedido las normas de la labor de
los bancos de sangre como ha sido
establecido por la Asociaci6n Ame-
ricana de Bancos de Sangre.
"Este reconocimiento por la Aso-
ciaci6n Americana de Bancos de
Sangre es garantia de si interns
permanent en el establecimiento
del cuidado medico de la mais alta
cualidad para los pacientes a los
que sirve".
Durante el period anterior de
3 afios, el Banco de Sangre del
Hospital de Coco Solo prepare un
total de 1.950 pintas de sangre para
administrar a los pacientes, trans-
firi6 298 unidades de sangre al
Hospital Gorgas para el uso en pa-
cientes de ese lugar, y proporcion6
un magnifico y pequefio pero sig-
nificativo servicio a los hospitals
panamefios del sector Atlintico
que solicitaron sangre en situacio-
nes urgentes.
Ademnis de la mecanografia de
rutina y la comparaci6n de la san-
gre de donantes adecuados para el
uso por pacientes del hospital que
necesitan las transfusiones de san-
gre, el banco de sangre estti tam-
bin intntmente ligado a la de-

El Consejo Civico de Santa Cruz
notifica a los residents de esa po-
blaci6n de la Zona del Canal que
esta abierto el period de inscrip-
ci6n de candidates a ocupar puestos
en el Consejo Civico.
Las elecciones tendrAn lugar el
primer martes de noviembre y des-
de hoy hasta el 11 de octubre, todos
los residents interesados en servir
a la comunidad desde un escafio
del Consejo Civico, pueden ponerse
al habla con cualquiera de los miem-
bros del Consejo para que su nom-
bre sea inscrito en las listas de


Coco Solo

tecci6n de anticuerpos irregulares
en las madres con el factor Rh
Al catalogar a esas pacientes. el
Banco de Sangre ayuda a los doc-
tores a detectar la gestaci6n y estar
preparados en caso de que el beb-
sea afectado por deficiencies en el
factor Rh. Usando sangre del cor-
d6n umbilical, el Banco de Sangre
puede decir a los mi licos si el beb6
ha sido afectado al nacer.
Si el bebC contrae ictericia como
resultado de la destrucci6n de las
ce6ulas rojas de la san'wre, el Banco
de Sangre preparari sangre fresca
para una transfusion de cambio.
Y finalmente, la madre recibiri,
poco despubs del alumbraniento.
tratamiento con globulina gama cui-
dadosamente probada por el Banco
de Sangre para compatibilidad, con
el fin de que sus futuras gestiones
no sean afectadas.


Sobre Drogas

Habra el 9
El detective Cato May de la
Zona del Canal ofrecerA una con-
ferencia acompafiada por diaposi-
tivas sobre "La Identificaci6n de
Drogas; sus abusos y efectos" en
el Sal6n de Actos de la Iglesia
St. Mary, en Balboa, el 9 de octu-
bre a las 7:30 p.m.
La disertaci6n es parte del Pro-
grama de Acci6n de la Comunidad
auspiciado por la Court Sancta Ma-
ria N9 447, de las Hijas Cat6licas
de Am6rica.
Habra una exposici6n de drogas,
las cuales identificara May y con-
testarA todas las preguntas sobre las
mismas que hagan los asistentes.
El detective May es un Oficial
de Menores, bien enterado de los
problems de drogas en la Zona
del Canal. Tambidn sirvi6 como ofi-
cial de menores en Spokane, Wash-
ington, antes de ingresar a la Divi-
si6n de Policia de la Zona del Canal
en 1950.
El p'iblico esti invitado a asistir
a la conferencia que senr gratis.

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Algunos Ejemplos

El PROYECTO HOPE llev6 ensehanza y atenci6n mkdica a cuatro
PROJECT HOPE brought medical teaching and treatment to
people on four continents.

EXPLORADORES DE AMERICA, incluy6 3.300 nifos y 1.300 guias
adults en 66 grupos en todas las comunidades de la Zona del.Canal.
served over 3,300 boys and 1,300 adult leaders in 66 units in all
communities in the Canal Zone.

Las puertas del YMCA de Crist6bal se abrieron 261.919 veces para
el personal military y 785.757 veces para los residents de las comu-
nidades del sector Atldntico este aiio.
The doors to the Cristobal YMCA opened 261,919 times to military
personnel and to 785,757 members of the Atlantic side community
this year.

La CRUZ ROJA AMERICANA dio ayuda econ6omica y asesoria
a las families de iilitares y confeccion6 paquetes de regalo para los
soldados que combaten en Vietnam.
The AMERICAN RED CROSS gave financial and counseling
assistance to servicemen's families and made "ditty bags" for service-
mien serving in Vietnam.

.TOR ATLANTICO, INC. distribuy6 1.521 paquetes de comida a
families necesitadas durante la Navidad.
S distril)uted 1,521 food packages to needy families at Christmas.

CHAS GUIAS, Inc., sirve a 1.350 niiias y 275 voluntarias adults en
t. todas las conmunidades de la Zona del Canal.
girls and 275 adult volunteers in all communities in the Canal Zone.

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