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
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Biweekly[Jan. 6, 1984-1999]
Weekly[ FORMER <June 1966>-Dec. 23, 1983]
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37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.


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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."
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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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Full Text

Gift ofthe Panama Canal Mse

More Than 58 Years of Service to World Commerce

The Panama Canal Spillway

Vol. XI. No. 31

Retail Stor

To Change

The hours of operation of Panama
Canal retail stores in the Balboa
area will be changed effective Sun-
day, January 28.
The new schedules were devel-
oped during recent discussions be-
tween Pacific Civic Council officers
and Supply Division management
officials and they have been dis-
cussed with employee union offi-
cials. Also, the hours have been
planned to the maximum extent
possible for the convenience of
both working and nonworking shop-
pers. Signs and special flyers will be
issued as reminders prior to the
effective date.
The new operating schedules,
which take effect that date, will be
as follows:
Balboa Area Department Stores
(Main Store Second Floor, House-
wares Store and Annex, and Shoe
Open Mondays and Thursdays,
1:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Open Tuesdays, Fridays and
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30
"Closed Sundays, Wednesdays
and holidays.


Fee Disparity

Is Explained
(Editor's note: Following is a letter
from Gov. David S. Parker in reply
to one directed to him and which
appeared in the local press concern-
ing the announced increase in the
cost of motor vehicle registration in
the Canal Zone.)
P.O. Box 972,
Curundu, C.Z.
DEAR Mr. DAY: Your letter to me
dated January 13 concerns the reg-
istration of motor vehicles in the
Canal Zone. As I understand the
substance of your letter, you, and
the persons whose signatures have
been obtained in the form of a peti-
tion, are protesting the disparity
that will exist under the 1973 sched-
ule of registration fees between
members of the U.S. Armed Forces
on active duty, on the one hand,
and all other vehicle registrants, on
the other.
I recognize that it is a matter of
opinion as to whether the policy of
granting special benefits to service-
men is fair or reasonable. In this
case, however, the preferred treat-
ment accorded members of the mil-
itary services is a matter of law that
must be followed by all agencies of
both the Federal and State govern-
ments. In the Soldiers' and Sailors'
Civil Relief Act, the Congress of the
United States decided that, for pur-
poses of taxation on personal prop-
erty such as motor vehicles, a serv-
iceman cannot be deemed to have
lost his legal domicile or residence
by reason of assignment elsewhere
under military orders.
In 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court
construed that particular section of
the Civil Relief Act to mean that
the serviceman who has not regis-
(Continued on p. 4)

e Hours

: Jan. 28

Balboa Supermarket
Open daily, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Closed Christmas and one other
holiday each year.
Open regular schedule all other
(Continued on p. 4)

Public Asked

To Conserve

Potable Water
Residents of the Pacific side of
the Canal Zone are being asked to
cooperate with a water conservation
program established to assure suffi-
cient potable water for priority
needs and fire protection.
As the dry season continues, the
consumption of potable water in the
Canal Zone steadily rises to peak
usage. On the Pacific side, the de-
mand for water from the Miraflores
filtration plant, which supplies both
the Canal Zone and Panama City,
now exceeds the highest recom-
mended water processing capability
of 45 million gallons a day.
Panama is conducting a conserva-
tion program on the consumption of
water and it is imperative that the
Canal Zone do the same.
Canal Zone residents are asked to
limit potable water usage from Mon-
day through Friday to essential
needs. Cars may be washed on Sat-
urday, Sunday or holidays but not
on weekdays. Residents are urged to
use a bucket of water and sponge
for washing and the hose for rinsing
but with the hose turned off be-
tween rinses. Laundry should be
done on weekends, when possible,
and children should not be allowed
to waste water. All leaking water
faucets and fixtures should be re-
ported and lawns are not to be

Governor Parker

Will Attend

Gov. and Mrs. David S. Parker
have left the Isthmus to attend
tomorrow's inauguration of the Pres-
ident and Vice President in Wash-
ington, D.C.
The Governor received a letter
of invitation this month from J. Wil-
lard Marriott, chairman of the 1973
Inaugural Committee, which stated
that special plans had been made for
visiting governors. The letter added
that the Governor was being invited
to participate as the principal repre-
sentative of the Canal Zone.
Preliminary inaugural activities
began yesterday with a reception
honoring the Vice President and
Mrs. Agnew at the Smithsonian Mu-
seum of History and Technology.
This was followed by a Salute to the
States and Governors at the John F.
Kennedy Memorial Center for Per-
forming Arts, which featured a star-
studed cast of the nation's top en-
tertainment talent.
Today's program takes in a Her-
itage Reception 1973 at the Cor-
coran Gallery of Art; 1973 Inaugural
Concerts at the John F. Kennedy
Memorial Center for the Performing
Arts; Symphonic Concert at the
Concert Hall; American Music Con-
cert at the Opera House and a Youth
Concert at the Eisenhower Theatre.
The inaugural ceremony will be
held at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at the
capitol followed by the inaugural
parade in the afternoon. A high
point of the festivities will be a
formal inaugural ball tomorrow

Horse Show Scheduled
The Gatun Saddle Club will hold
its annual horse show tomorrow
starting at 9 a.m. There will be Eng-
lish and western equitation, jump-
ing and western games. Refresh-
ments will be available at the show.

Guests and members of the Panama Canal Society of
Florida are welcomed to the group's 41st anniversary
reunion at St. Petersburg by president Ross Hollowell.
Left to right are: J. Patrick Conley, Executive Secretary
of the Canal Zone, who represented the Governor and
was guests speaker at the luncheon meeting; Hollowell;
Mrs. Hollowell; J. W. D. Collins, Retirement Coun-
selor; and W. A. Sullivan, chief of the Employees

Friday, January 19, 1973

5,700 PC Employees

Are Getting Raises

The Governor has approved pay
raises for the Canal Zone Govern-
ment's Police, Fire, Education, and
Postal wage categories totaling
$850,000 to be shared by some 1,200
Approval was also made of a
Non-Manual salary adjustment that
will affect some 4,500 Canal organi-
zation employees at an annual cost
of $2.4 million. However, payment
of the Non-Manual salary increase
to employees in Canal Zone Wage
Base grades NM-1, NM-2, and

Health Benefits

Under Mutual of

Omaha Expanded
Canal and other U.S. Govern-
ment employees who have employee
health benefits coverage under the
Mutual of Omaha Canal Zone Bene-
fit Plan are reminded that their
health plan has been expanded to
cover most of the charges for Canal
Zone hospital outpatient clinic visits
and related professional services.
Charges covered under this plan
will be billed directly to Mutual of
Omaha rather than to the employee
if the patient signs the Form 8817
prepared for him at the outpatient
clinic. The patient should retain his
copy of the form for reference pur-
poses. It is not necessary to com-
plete any insurance claim forms.
Those charges that are not cov-
ered under this plan will be col-
lected from the employee in the
usual manner.
Employees who have insurance
policies other than the Mutual of
Omaha Canal Zone Benefit Plan will
process claims against their insur-
ance companies as they are now

Services Branch. Conley briefed the record 420 persons
attending the luncheon on the highlights of 1972 on
the Isthmus and three movies, two concerning the
transit of the "Tokyo Bay," and one of the refloating
and disposal of the "Sian Yung," were shown. Sullivan
and Collins met with retirees at a business meeting and
provided them with information related to their

NM-3 is being held pending inter-
agency coordination and concur-
rence by the Office of the Secretary
of the Army.
Of the 5,700 employees to be
affected by these five pay raises,
about one-half are non-U.S. citizens
and one-half are U.S. citizens.
Employees in the Police and Fire
categories will receive an across-
the-board 5.5 percent pay increase
effective retroactively to May 14,
1972. The raise for Canal Zone
teachers also will be an across-the-
board 5.5 percent adjustment but
with an effective date of Septem-
ber 3, 1972.
As indicated in an earlier issue of
the SPILLWAY the Police, Fire, and
Teacher increases have been pend-
ing for some time awaiting approval
of a request for supplemental funds
to cover these salary adjustments.
The funds for these increases were
received on December 26, 1972.
Individual raises for Canal Zone
Postal employees will range frori
2.0 percent to 5.5 percent depend-
ing on grade level and step. These
increases are effective December 24,
1972. The increases at some postal
grades and steps are less than 5.5
percent because the smaller in-
creases bring the Canal Zone rates
for these jobs up to par with the
rates now being paid for counter-
part grades and steps in the U.S.
Postal Service.
The Non-Manual increase will
average 5.14 percent for grades
NM-4 and above and for security
grades NM-1, NM-2, and NM-3.
For Canal Zone Wage Base grades
NM-1, NM-2, and NM-3, the in-
creases may be less than 5.14 per-
cent because the rates for these
grades are not tied to wage move-
ments in the United States. Instead,
they are set in relation to conditions
existing in the Canal Zone, includ-
ing the Canal Zone minimum wage
and local labor market and employ-
ment conditions.
The salary increase for Police,
Fire, Teacher, and Postal employ-
ees will appear in paychecks to be
issued on January 29, 1973. The
retroactive portions of these adjust-
ments will be paid by lump sum as
soon as the amounts can be cal-
The Non-Manual increase for
grades NM-4 and above and for
(Continued on p. 4)

Poll To Be Taken
On Banking Hours
The Pacific Civic Council will
take a poll at the Balboa Super-
market throughout the day tomor-
row to determine the public's prefer-
ences for banking hours.
Brief forms will be distributed so
that shoppers can conveniently spe-
cify hours that they feel would be
most convenient. Members of the
Civic Council have discussed the
matter with an official of one of the
Results of the poll will be studied
and discussed with banking repre-
sentatives for their consideration
concerning the possibility of making
changes in the hours of banking
operations within the Canal Zone.

1- 11., "-. --



January 19, 1973

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

Plaques expressing appreciation for the work they have
done with the Summit Gardens Zoo are presented by
Gov. David S. Parker. From left to right are: Douglas
Schmidt; Paul Gambotti, of Abattoir Nacional; Pedro
Gord6n, of Empacadora Avicola; Ernesto Cordovez,

St. Mary's Parish

Plans Dinner-Dance
St. Mary's parish will hold its
annual dinner-dance at the Fort
Amador Officers' Club on Feb-
ruary 3 beginning with a cocktail
hour from 6 to 7 p.m. A sit down
dinner will be from 7 to 8 p.m. and
there will be dancing from 8 p.m.
to 12 midnight to the music of the
Braydon Sextet. There also will be
a number of door prizes.
Persons who plan to attend the
dinner-dance are requested to pur-
chase their tickets as soon as possible
as they are limited. For tickets con-
tact William Carlin, telephone 52-
5645, or George Tochterman, 52-
6451, or call the St. Mary's rectory,
52-5747. Reservations may also be
made by calling any of the above
Men are requested to wear coat
and tie.




Chief of the Grounds Branch, receiving plaque for A. I.
Bauman; Governor Parker; Dr. Nathan Gale; and Wil-
liam Violette, receiving plaque for Roy Sharp. Roberto
Toledano, of Hacienda La Istmefia, was unable to be

6 Honored for Helping

To Make Zoo Big Hit

Six persons, some of whom are no
longer residents of the Isthmus, were
presented plaques last week by
Gov. David S. Parker in recognition
of the work they have done since
1962 in helping to make the Sum-
mit Gardens Zoo a popular and in-
teresting Isthmian attraction.
During the ceremony in the Board
Room at the Balboa Heights Admin-
istration Building, plaques were pre-
sented to Douglas Schmidt, Paul
Gambotti, Roberto Toledano, Pedro
Gord6n, Dr. Nathan Gale, Roy
Sharp and A. I. Bauman.
Each of the recipients have
played an important role in the
development and maintenance of
the Summit Gardens Zoo.

Frank Vald6s, left, passenger bedroom steward of the SS "Cristobal" for
the past 14 years, is presented a framed photograph of the SS "Cristobal"
passing through the Panama Canal locks by Capt. Joseph Krieg, master of
the "Cristobal." The informal ceremony was held aboard the ship to mark
the retirement of Vald6s who will make his home in Cartagena, Colombia.
Born in Tampa, Fla., Vald6s was employed by the Clyde Mallory Line
from 1931 to 1939. After a number of years with his family's produce busi-
ness, he worked aboard the SS "Panama" on the New York-Panama run
and then on the "Cristobal."

Panama Canal Spillway
Governor of the Canal Zone Lieutenant Governor Information Officer
The PANAMA CANAL SPILLWAY is an official publication of the Panama
Canal, Balboa Heights, C.Z. All articles are available to news media and
may be reprinted without further clearance. SPILLWAY material should
arrive at the Panama Canal Press Office no later than 4 p.m., Monday, the
week of publication. Only urgent material can be accepted as late as noon
Tuesday. Distributed free to all Panama Canal employees. Subscription cost
for others $2.60 a year. Airmail subscription cost $10 a year. Make checks
payable to Panama Canal Company and address to: SPILLWAY Subscrip-
tions, Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

Gambotti, Toledano and Gord6n,
representing the Abattoir Nacional
of Panama, Hacienda La Istmefia
and Empacadora Avicola, respec-
tively, have provided the zoo with
animal food in the form of chicken
heads, shrimp and fish.
Dr. Gale, recently reemployed as
a veterinarian at Corozal Hospital,
devoted many free hours to the zoo
and was one of the first to work with
the zoo when it opened 11 years
ago. Sharp and Bauman, both re-
tired and now living in the United
States, spent hundreds of hours of
their own time collecting birds and
animals to add to the zoo collec-
Schmidt recently provided advice
and assistance in the construction of
a new walk-through aviary and also
contributed approximately 70 of the
birds that now populate it.
Since its beginning in 1962, the
Summit Gardens Zoo has grown
from a small collection of animals
to more than 300 birds of many
types and 60 animals of 16 different
species, making it the largest zoo on
the Isthmus.
Each year more than 68,000 per-
sons visit the Summit Gardens and
zoo. About half of these are school-
children, most of them from the
Republic of Panama.

Hitchhikers W arned
The Canal Zone Police warn that
hitchhiking along the highway and
on roads in the Canal Zone is a
dangerous practice and in some
cases, if done on the roadway, is
also a criminal offense.
Many teenagers, both boys and
girls, have been seen hitchhiking
unaware that there are criminally
inclined people who drive the
streets for the sole purpose of pick-
ing up hitchhikers.
There is also danger to the driver
who picks up hitchhikers. In Ari-
zona, an investigation of 100 hitch-
hikers, showed 84 to have extensive
criminal records.
Many court cases have shown
that motorists are liable for any in-
juries sustained by a hitchhiker
while he is a passenger in the car,
and picking up a hitchhiker can
prove very expensive should an
accident occur.

12:00-Kartoon Klubhouse
1:30-Parade of Sports
4:20-Wide World of Sports
5:30-Directions '73
6:00-Weekend '73
6:15-My Three Sons
6:40-Everybody Can Be Somebody
8:45-Coronet Film (Shubert and his Music)
9:00-Qu6 Pasa?
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Boxing From The Forum
11:00-The Haunted House:

12:00-Christopher Close-up
12:15-This Is The Life
12:45-Parade of Sports:
"Sun Bowl"
3:15-Senior Bowl (Color)
6:40-Wyatt Earp
7:05-Sonny & Cher
8:05-Perry Mason
9:00-Qu1 Pasa?
9:05-12 O'Clock High
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Cave People of the Philippines

4:30-Sesame Street
5:30-Buck Owens
6:40-The Ghost and Mrs.Muir
8:05-Monday Night Football:
Astro-Blue Bonnet Bowl (Color)
10:30-Focus on Today
10:15-Monday Movie:
"Sinai Commandos"

4:30-Captain Kangaroo
6:40-First Tuesday

8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-Good Vibrations From London
9:00-Qud Pasa?
9:05-The Jazz Show
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Tonight Show

4:30-Matinee Movie:
"Blondie Goes Latin"
5:30-The Untamed World (Premiere)
6:40-Something Else
7:05-High Chaparral
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-Room 222
8:30-All In The Family
9:00--u6 Pasa?
9:05-Chalk Talk on Alcoholism
(Information Special)
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Midweek Movie:
"The Candy Man"

4:30-Kartoon Klubhouse
5:30-The Monkees
6:40-David Frost Review
7:05-Grambling Brings It All Back Home
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-Directions '73
8:50-Bob Hope News Conference
9:00-Qu6 Pasa?
9:05-Dean Martin
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Dick Cavett

4:30-Dusty's Treehouse
5:00-The Beverly Hillbillies
5:30-This Is Your Life
6:40-Wanted Dead or Alive
7:05-Wild, Wild West
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:30-The Third Man
9:00-Q u Pasa?
9:05-Leonardo Da Vinci
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Friday Feature:
"Blood And Sand"

PWeek Beginning Saturday, January 20,1973 p

(Air Conditioned)
Saturday Junior Matinee, 10:00 a.m.-
Vengeance Of Fu Manchu (T-98 mins.)
(SIT.) (G)
Saturday Matinee, 2:30-The Cowboys
(T-135 mins.) (SIT.) (G)
Sat.-Mon., 6:15, 8:25-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:25
-X, Y & Zee (SIT.) (R)
Sunday Junior Matinee, 12:30-Mosquito
Squadron (T-97 mins.) (G)
Tues., 6:15, 8:15-Every Little Crook And
Nanny (PG)
Wed., 6:15, 8:20-The Hunting Party (SIT.) (R)
Thurs., 7:30-Raintree County (SIT.) (G)
Fri., 7:00-Ice Station Zebra (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-Night Of Dark
Shadows (T-104 mins.) (PG)

(Air Conditioned)
Saturday Junior Matinee, 2:00-Thunderbirds
Are Go (T-99 mins.) (SIT.) (G)
Sat., 7:30-The Boys In The Band (SIT.) (R)
Sun., 2:00, 7:30-Mon., 7:30-From Russia
With Love (PG)
Tues.-Wed., 7:30-The War Between Men And
Women (SIT.) (PG)
Thurs., 7:30-Hour Of The Gun (SIT.) (G)
Fri., 7:00-The Cowboys (SIT.) (0)

(Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Flight Of The Doves (T-108 mins.)
(SIT.) and The Trouble With Angels
(T-119 mins.) (SIT.) (0)
Sun.-The War Between Men And Women
(SIT.) (PG)
Mon.-The Cowboys (SIT.) (G)
Tues.-Invasion Of The Body Stealers (SIT.)
and Get Carter (SIT.) (R)
Wed.-Thurs.-X, Y & Zee (SIT.) (R)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-1 Love You, Alice
B. Toklas (T-101 mins.) (PG)

Saturday Junior Matinee, 2:00-Seven Faces
Of Dr. Lao (T-107 mins.) (SIT.) (G)
Sat.-They Came To Rob Las Vegas (R) and
The Illustrated Man (R)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00-1,000 Plane Raid
(T-101 mins.) (SIT.) (G)
Sun.-Mon.-The Hot Rock (SIT.) (PG)
Tues.-The Black Belly Of The Tarantula (R)

Wed.-The Boys In The Band (SIT.) (R)
Thurs.-Navajo Joe (PG)
Fri.-The Star-Spangled Girl (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-The Fearless
Vampire Killers (T-101 mins.) (PG)

Saturday Junior Matinee, 2:00-Wild, Wild
Planet (T-100 mins.) (SIT.) (G)
Sat.-Flipper [G)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00-A Thunder Of Drums
(T-104 mins.) (SIT.) (G)
Sun.-The Black Belly Of The Tarantula (R)
Tues.-The Hot Rock (SIT.) (PG)
Thurs.-The Boys In The Band (SIT.) (R)
Fri.-Flight Of The Doves (T-108 mins.)
(SIT.) and The Trouble With Angels
(T-119 mins.) (SIT.) (G)
Saturday Junior Matinee, 6:15-The Wizard
Of Oz (T-108 mins.) (G)
Sat., 8:15-Bells Of Death (SIT.) (PG)
Sun.-Skyjacked (PG)
Mon.-A Covenant With Death and Once You
Kiss A Stranger (PG)
Tues.-Hotel (PG)
Wed.-The Last Picture Show (SIT.) (R)
Thurs.-Fort Dobbs (T-90 mins.) and Moon
Zero Two (T-100 mins.) (G)
Fri.-Flipper (G)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-Taras Bulba
(T-129 mins.) (G)
Sat.-Great Catherine (T-98 mins.) and The
Moving Target (T-130 mins.) (G)
Sun.-The Last Picture Show (SIT.) (R)
Mon.-Skyjacked (PG)
Wed.-Hotel (PG)
Thurs.-They Came To Rob Las Vegas and
The Illustrated Man (R)
*All night shows begin at 7:00 except as
shown. All shows are post meridiem time ex-
cept as shown. Program subject to change
without notice.
mitted. General audience. PG-Parental
guidance suggested, some material may
not be suited for preteenagers. R-Re-
stricted. Persons under 17 not admitted un-
less accompanied by parent or legal guard-
ian. X-Persons under 17 not admitted.
T-Indicates Total Running Time.
t-Indicates Repeat.
SIT-indicates Spanish Titles.

Page 2

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January 19, 1973


Tuning up for his retirement in Scotland, Sgt. Walter H. Alves, Jr., of the
Canal Zone Police Division, tries his skill at playing a tune on a borrowed
set of Scottish bagpipes.

C.Z. Policeman To Retire

In Ancient Scottish Town

One of the most ancient towns in
Scotland will be the home of Sgt.
Walter H. Alves, Jr., of the Canal
Zone Police, following his retire-
ment at the end of this month.
The small town of Forres, where
he has maintained a home for many
years, has a population of about
5,000. It is well known in Scottish
history as the site of a castle which
is associated with Duncan, Macbeth,
and many other kings of Scotland.
Although the climate there is
cool, a change from the Canal Zone,
Sergeant Alves says that it is dry
and sunny and that it never gets
very cold, even in winter. It is lo-
cated in one of the most fertile and
scenic areas of Scotland.
Alves was born in Henderson,
Ky., but is of Scottish descent and
has many relatives living in Scot-
land. He has four children, Thomas,
who is an engineer in Louisville,
Ky.; Susan, who is married to Sgt.
William Hunter and living at Al-
brook AFB; Pamela, a senior at the
University of Kentucky; and Pat-
ricia, a high school student in Louis-
Alves, who is in charge of the
Traffic Section, retires with more
than 30 years of government serv-
ice. He came to work in the Canal
Zone with the Public Roads Ad-
ministration in January 1942 and
worked and lived in the jungle until
he went to work for the Canal Zone
Police in June of that year. In Octo-
ber, he was drafted and served 3
years in the Coast Guard as brig
master on Ellis Island. After his
discharge in September 1945, he
returned to his job with the Police.
Most of his work has been with the
Traffic Section.
He has become well known on
the Isthmus for his talks on defen-
sive driving which he presented to
various civic and military groups
and to students of the driving
course at Balboa High School. He
also was responsible for organizing
bicycle safety classes in 1952 which
continued for many years.
He has received a number of let-
ters commending him for his work
in traffic control and in 1959 was

awarded a Superior Service Award.
Among his letters of commendation
is one from Gov. W. E. Potter
citing him for outstanding work in
handling security during the visit of
Prince Philip in 1959. Alves will be
honored at a retirement party to-
morrow night at the Fort Amador
Officers' Club.
Sgt. Virgil Voyles has been
assigned to replace Alves as Chief
of the Traffic Section.

Painting Classes Offered
Ruth E. Lesser will start a class
for those who are interested in
learning beginning and basic oil
painting. She emphasizes that this
will be a class for those with little
or no previous training in oil paint-
For information, call 52-5187.

2 PC Engineers

Help Restore

Managua Water

R. J. Risberg, Chief of the Main-
tenance Division, and H. A. Tooke,
Chief of the Water and Labora-
tories Branch, two of the Canal's
top water supply engineers, spent
3 days in Managua, Nicaragua, re-
cently inspecting damage to water
lines and making recommendations
for repairs.
The two engineers reported that
when they arrived on December 28
on a C-130 Brazilian military plane,
they found a third of the Managua
water supply system working. When
they left, January 1, Nicaraguan
maintenance crews had two thirds
of the system operating.
Risberg and Tooke were called in
at the request of U.S. Ambassador
to Nicaragua Turner B. Shelton.
According to a report upon their
return, they worked in Managua
with Col. Kenneth E. Murphy,
Commander of the U.S. Military
Group in Nicaragua. One of the
first things they did was survey the
pressurized transmission mains in
the city and suburbs of Managua.
No transmission main breaks were
found that had not been previously
identified by the Managua water
department and the Canal Zone en-
gineers found that five 10-man
crews were repairing water mains.
They reported that the Managua
water department is well organized,
efficient and had given No. 1
priority to repairs to transmission
mains and pumpage facilities. The
stock of repair parts was being filled
with an emergency supply from the
United States.
Recommendations included the
recruiting of 10 highly skilled water
repair teams to assist in repairing
water line breaks and to setting
priorities on the sequence of re-
pairing them; additional efforts to
increase flow and pressure to pop-
ulation centers on the edge of
major disaster areas; and repairing
and placing damaged reservoirs
back into service to more effectively
distribute an available water supply.

The Gap will offer an evening of
fun tonight from 7:30 to 11 p.m.
There will be a new light show, a
door prize, and dancing to the great
sounds of Grease.

David C. Teller of Gamboa receives his new Eagle Scout badge from his
father, Clarence H. Teller, during an Eagle Scout Court of Honor held by
Troop 10 and sponsored by the Gamboa Golf Club. At left is David's
mother. The Court of Honor program, under the chairmanship of Lou
Hilzinger and Scoutmaster Robert F. Fearon, featured Indian dances per-
formed by the Order of the Arrow, Chiriqui Lodge No. 391. Guest speaker
for the evening was W. W. Fade, Chief of the Canal's Dredging Division,
shown between David and Teller. David was the first youth to reach the
Eagle rank in Troop 10 since 1953, when James O. Pederson did it.

Former CHS Student Names

Apollo 17 Lunar Module

Cristobal High School had more
than a passing interest in the last
moon landing. A former student of
the school, Dr. Tom A. Heppen-
heimer, suggested the name "Chal-
lenger" for the lunar module.
Heppenheimer. who attended
Cristobal High School from 1960 to
1964, is the son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Henry Heppenheimer, of Coco
Dr. Heppenheimer is vice pres-
ident-technical of FASST, the Fed-
eration of Americans Supporting
Science and Technology. This Ann
Arbor, Mich. based group played a
leading role in arranging a visit to
the University of Michigan by the
Apollo 15 crew, following their suc-
cessful mission in July 1971. During
that visit, Dr. Heppenheimer sug-
gested to Astronauts David Scott,
Al Worden, and Jim Irwin that they
use the name "Challenger" during
Apollo 17, for one of the spacecraft.
The name is taken from H.M.S.
Challenger, the British research ves-
sel, which circled the world in 1872
and founded the science of ocean-
ography. Heppenheimer says, "The
name symbolizes the union of sci-

Davis Stevenson, a Panama busi-
nessman, has been elected poten-
tate of the Abou Saad Shriners for
this calendar year. As potentate, he
will head the Canal Zone temple
which has members in every state
and many foreign countries. Steven-
son was born in Panama City and
has lived most of his life in Panama.
He is married to the former June
Rowley, previously of the Canal
Zone. They live in Panama City with
their two children.

Dress Design Classes

To Be Held at YMCA
The Balboa YMCA announces
that registration for dress design
and pattern classes will be held to-
morrow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
These classes will start January
23, 25 and 27. Both beginners and
advanced classes will be held. Mrs.
Edna C6rdova, a professional seam-
stress, will conduct the classes.
For further information call the
Balboa YMCA 52-2759 or pick up
a flyer at the main desk.

Organ Recital Planned

At Saint Luke's Sunday
George C. Spina will present
"Masters of the Eighteenth Century"
in his series of historic organ recitals
at 8 p.m., Sunday, in the Cathedral
of St. Luke, Ancon.
Spina, on leave of absence as or-
ganist and choirmaster of Memorial
Presbyterian Church of Newark,
N.J., is with the Education Office at
Howard AFB.
The public is invited to the re-

ence and exploration which is
Origin of Name
Dr. Heppenheimer received a
doctor of philosophy degree in aero-
space engineering from the Univer-
sity of Michigan in May 1972. He
now works as an interplanetary
space mission planner at Science
Applications, Inc., a firm near Chi-
cago which is noted for its contribu-
tions to space research. At the
University of Michigan, Heppen-
heimer received the school's Dis-
tinguished Achievement Award,
which is granted annually to the
outstanding aerospace engineering
graduate student.
FASST is a national organization
of students advocating international
stability, a clean environment and
social progress through science and
technology. Since its founding in
1970, in support of the SST pro-
gram, FASST has grown rapidly.
Now numbering 12 chapters, FASST
has received support from more
than 30 industries and from numer-
ous agencies of the Federal Gov-
As vice president-technical of
FASST, Heppenheimer was instru-
mental in stimulating FASST sup-
port of NASA's space shuttle pro-
gram. At the request of William
Magruder, special consultant to
President Nixon, Heppenheimer and
FASST president David Fradin co-
authored a review of that program,
prior to its receiving White House
College Bowl Team
Heppenheimer and Fradin sub-
sequently testified before the House
Subcommittee on Manned Space
Flight along with Air Force Sec-
retary Robert Seamans, NASA Ad-
ministrator James Fletcher, and
several corporation presidents.
Heppenheimer attended Michigan
State University from 1964 to 1968,
receiving a bachelor of science
and a master of science degree in
mechanical engineering. He was a
member of the varsity College Bowl
team and graduated with honors.
Winner of a National Science
Foundation Graduate Fellowship in
1967, he entered a doctor of philo-
sophy program at the University of
Michigan. There he won member-
ship in the science research hon-
orary Sigma Xi, and was nominated
to the prestigious Michigan Society
of Fellows.
Interstellar Flight Study
Author of numerous publications,
he recently proposed a design,
based on existing atomic rocket
technology, for a manned spaceship
suitable for use in exploring the
satellites of the planet Jupiter. Cur-
rently, he is studying possible meth-
ods and objectives for the first inter-
stellar flights, scheduled for some-
time in the next century.
He is married to the former
Phyllis Safdy, of Brooklyn, N.Y.,
and they have two children, Laurie,
3, and Alex, 6 months. They live in
Elmhurst, Ill.
His father was president of the
Coco Solo-France Field Civic Coun-
cil in 1964. In August of that year,
the parents and their only other
child, Alex, Tom's twin brother,
were killed in a traffic accident in
the United States. As a memorial,
the Atlantic side community con-
tributed to a fund which was used
to purchase several reference books
for the Cristobal Library, suitably
imprinted to honor them.

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January 19, 1973

Tops in their school during the last semester at the Canal Zone College
are, left to right: Lilia E. Ng, Carey P. Farmer and Mary Kay Gilfand.
Both girls had an average of 3.94 while Carey had a semester grade point
average of 3.93. Brenda W. Russell, who had a 4.0 or straight A average
for the fall semester, was unable to appear in the picture. The four students
were highest on the Dean's Honor list of students for the fall semester as
announced by Dr. Glen E. Murphy.

New Members, Are Named

To Group Insurance Board

Eleven voting members and six
alternates have been elected to rep-
resent Canal organization employees
on the new Group Insurance Board
of the Canal Zone.
Five members and three alter-
nates were elected by U.S.-citizen
employees and six members and
three alternates by non-U.S.-citizen
Members elected are: George Vie-
to, Thomas C. Peterson, Hugh M.
Thomas, Leo Krziza, Robert Med-
inger, Jos6 Teofilo Tufi6n, Dave
White, Roy Watson, Philip Mal-

(Continued from p. 1)
The changes are designed to pro-
vide for 2 nights of department-
store shopping weekly (1:30 to 8:30
p.m. on Monday and Thursday,
rather than the present 1 night of
shopping on Thursday (1 to 8 p.m.).
The plan also provides for the de-
partment stores to be open regularly
on Monday, which are Panama
Canal paydays, and closed on
Wednesday, which presently are
slow business days. It should be
noted, however, that holiday sched-
ules call for these department stores
to be closed on holiday Mondays.
Department stores will be open
identical hours each of the other 3
days of the week-Tuesday, Friday,
and Saturday.
Compared to the former schedule,
there will be an additional %/ hour
of shopping on Saturday, and an
additional 1 hour of total shopping
time per week in each department
The Balboa Supermarket will
open 1 hour later and close 1 hour
earlier than at present, and will
operate 12 hours a day, 7 days a
week, including all but two sched-
uled holidays each year. The Super-
market will be closed on Christmas
and one other holiday, to be an-
nounced at a later date. This sched-
ule more closely alines shopping
hours between the Supermarket and
the department stores in the Balboa
All stores, including the Super-
market, will continue the practice
of closing one normal shopping day
per year for formal inventory, with
the dates to be announced to the
public in advance.

colm, Raymond George, and Wins-
ton Bell. Alternates are: Tom Spen-
cer, Charles Hummer, Charles
Lavallee, Webster Marshall, George
Mercier, and Carlos Linares. Ap-
pointed as a voting member, as pro-
vided in the bylaws, was W. A.
The members will serve for a
3-year term from January 1, 1973,
through December 31, 1975. The
new governing body is comprised
of elected civilian employees of
the Panama Canal Company-Canal
Zone Government, the Army, Navy,
Air Force, and Federal Aviation
The Group Insurance Board pro-
tects the interests of employees in
the implementation of insurance
policies; assures that the insurance
companies make fair and prompt
settlement of claims; makes peri-
odic surveys of the insurance com-
pany's operation under the Master
policies; and secures, where war-
ranted, favorable premium charges.
It also strives to extend or liberalize
the benefits under the Master Plans,
and to carry out any other measures
concerning insurance that would be
of interest to all participating em-

(Continued from p. 1)
security grades NM-1, NM-2, and
NM-3, effective January 7, also will
appear in the January 29 paychecks.
The pay increase for Canal Zone
Wage Base grades NM-1, NM-2,
and NM-3, when approved, will be
effective retroactively to January 7.

Snapping Croc'

Creates Stir at

Pedro Miguel
Motorists traveling on Gaillard
Highway early Monday morning
must have rubbed their eyes in dis-
belief when they thought they saw
something" that looked like an
alligator snapping at their vehicles
as they drove past it.
The "something" was indeed an
ugly reptile, an 8-foot crocodile that
had strayed from the swamps and
found itself in front of house num-
ber 9000 in Pedro Miguel.
The first report of the crocodile
"at large" in Pedro Miguel was re-
ceived by police at 4:15 a.m. The
reptile was given a prudent time to
leave the area and return voluntarily
to its habitat in the swamps but it
refused to budge. A fire rig was sent
with the intention of using a water
spray to run it back to the swamp.
It was apprehended, however, by
Dr. Nathan Gale of the Division
of Veterinary Medicine, with the
assistance of Dr. Allen Lawrence,
also of the division. Using a big
rope, they lassoed the crocodile and
put it in their Toyota Land Cruiser
and continued to the Atlantic side
where they had business to attend
to. While they were attending to
their affairs, they parked the vehicle
at the Tarpon Club. To their dis-
may, the crocodile had got loose and
they had to catch it again.
The 128-pound crocodile is the
newest resident of the Summit Gar-
dens Zoo.

Tax Seminars

To Begin Jan. 22

On AtlanticSide
U.S. taxpayers on the Isthmus are
being reminded the Internal Reve-
nue Service will present a series of
tax assistance seminars the last part
of this month through February 1
on both sides of the Isthmus.
David R. Arnold, IRS tax assistor
will advise local taxpayers on prep-
aration of income tax returns for
1972, January 22 and 23 on the At-
lantic side and from January 25
through February 1 on the Pacific
The seminars will be divided into
types A and B with type A designed
for U.S. citizens actively employed
in the area. Type B is for senior cit-
izens, who are retired and living in
the area.
Arnold will hold Type A seminars
at the Panama Canal Training Cen-
ter in Balboa Heights at 8:30 a.m.
and 1 p.m. on January 25; 7 p.m. on
January 26; and 1 p.m. on Jan-
uary 29. Two type B seminars will
be held at the Training Center on
January 26 and January 29 begin-
ning at 9 a.m.
The Atlantic side schedule con-
sists of a Type A seminar to be held
in the Coco Solo Elementary School
at 7 p.m., January 22.


In-Service Employee Transfer-Vacancy Bulletin

Assistant Local Freight Agent NM-8 (Knowledge of Spanish) $10,067.20
Cargo Checking Officer NM-9 _. --- - --- $11,086.40
Clerk-Stenographer NM-51 -- ---- - -. $7,694.00

Bureau Lo- Va-
or ca- can-
Division tion cies
Terminals A 1
Terminals A 1
S. & C.S. Dir.'s
Office P 1

Transportation Operations Specialist NM-8 ......- ___ $9,568.00 Terminals A 1
Clerk-Typist NM-31 (Not to exceed 1 year) - $4,534.40 Schools P 1
Application must be submitted on Form 443, APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER. A separate appli-
cation must be submitted for each job listed. When applying for more than one position, indi-
cate 1st choice, 2d choice, etc. New listings are shown in boldface type. The base rates shown
will be increased for U.S. citizens by the appropriate differential plus a tax factor where appli-
cable. 1 Indicates a written test requirement. # Signifies a security position to be filled only by
a U.S. citizen. Further information may be obtained from the Employment and Placement Branch,
telephones 52-7996, 52-7501, or 3-1288. Employing officials should not be contacted directly.

(Editor's note: This year, as in
1972, the SPILLWAY will publish a
series of articles on representatives
and officers of U.S. Civic Councils
so the residents of the various Canal
Zone townsites will know more
about the people who represent
their interests. This is the first in
the 1973 series on Civic Council
Charity work, carnival, water
skiing, boating and scouting are
some of the activities that have been
keeping Frank E. Hirt on the go
after his work as Finance Branch
Superintendent at the Curundu Post
Office. And to keep abreast with
Canal Zone community matters,
Hirt serves as a representative of
the Balboa-La Boca Civic Council.
A native of Pennsylvania, Hirt
was born in Pittsburgh and attended
schools there. After completing his
education, he joined the U.S. Ma-
rine Corps and was stationed in the
Canal Zone from 1943 to 1945.
Shortly after completing his military
service Hirt was employed by the
Postal Division in the Canal Zone,
where he has served for the past
27 years.
He is well known on the Isthmus
for his charity work with various
organizations and for his participa-
tion in carnival activities in Panama
for the past 10 years. A former water
skiing champion, he represented the
Republic of Panama at a world
water skiing championship at Cy-
press Gardens in Florida in 1957. In
recent years, however, Hirt has
devoted most of his free time to
charity work. He is taking special
interest in bettering the conditions
at the Asilo Bolivar, the old folks
home in Panama. Recently, he spon-
sored a successful Christmas party

Frank E. Hi
Frank E. Hirt

Boy Scout Parents

Asked To Attend

Jamboree Meeting
All parents of Boy Scouts who will
be in the Canal Zone contingent
attending the 1973 National Boy
Scout Jamboree are asked to attend
a Parents Night Meeting at 7 p.m.,
January 24.
The meeting will be at the Bal-
boa Training Center in building
0602, Corozo Street. Parents will
meet local Jamboree committee
members, learn of the current status
of Jamboree planning and be briefed
on the activities in which their sons
will be participating during the
The National Jamboree will take
place next August 3-11 at Moraine
State Park, Pa.
Response to initial Jamboree plan-
ning has been most heartening ac-
cording to USARSO's Col. Joseph
J. Yurko, who is chairman of the
local Jamboree committee. Some
74 boys have been accepted to at-
tend, sufficient for two full pro-
visional Jamboree troops. This will
make the largest Canal Zone con-
tingent in the history of National
Boy Scout Jamborees.

at the home and was instrumental
in the donation of an electric fan
and a number of chairs for the res-
idents at the home.
Hirt also is an active member of
the Balboa Lions Club, the Veterans
of Foreign Wars, Post 3822, Curun-
du, and is Committee Chairman of
Cub Scouts Pack 21. He is an asso-
ciate member of the 20-30 Club of
Panama and belongs to the Panama
Yacht and Fishing Club.
Hirt and his wife, the former Mer-
cedes Arosemena, of Panama, have
three children, Frank, Jr., who is
10; Liza Jane, 6; and Mark, 14
months. Mrs. Hirt is employed as a
customer representative at Xerox in
Panama, covering the Canal Zone
area. Hirt also has an older daugh-
ter, Cathy, who is the wife of Capt.
Robert Schultz, a former resident of
the Canal Zone. The Schultz's live
at Indianapolis, Ind.

(Continued from p. 1)
tered his car and obtained a license
plate under the laws of his home
State may be required to license the
vehicle in the jurisdiction where he
serves on active duty. The Court
held, however, that the fee charged
in such a case cannot include any
element of tax revenue and must be
limited to the cost involved in the
process of registration and licensing.
Based upon expenses of admin-
istering the Canal Zone license sys-
tem in 1972, it appears that the
maximum amount that may be
charged a serviceman here is $2 for
each vehicle registered. Accord-
ingly, for the current year, I have
approved the assessment of such a
fee against all servicemen on active
duty who qualify under the Civil
Relief Act. That amount is subject
to adjustment in the future if it
appears warranted by later analysis
of the administrative costs involved.
Insofar as concerns the increase
in the regular registration fee from
$5 to $15, it should be noted that
the $5 rate has been in effect since
the year 1916. A law to which the
Lanal Zone Government is subject
provides specifically that the fee for
any license issued by a Federal
agency shall be fair and equitable,
taking into consideration not only
the direct and indirect costs to the
Government but also the value to
the recipient and the public interest
that is served. In my judgment, the
amount of the registration fee meets
that standard and is fully justified
in the light of comparable circum-
stances in other jurisdictions.
The fear that you express to the
effect that civilian registrants will
bear the total cost of maintenance
of Canal Zone highways is un-
founded. There has been no attempt
to require license fees to cover such
costs. As a matter of fact, the total
fees paid by the nonmilitary users
will equal only about 13 percent of
the total appropriated funds ex-
pended for upkeep of highways and
I would like to point out further
that the increased license fees were
announced, and the reasons therefore
were discussed with the Civil Coun-
cils one full year prior to implemen-
tation. At that time the significance
of the 1966 Supreme Court deci-
sion was not known to me or my
staff. However, even had it been
known it would not have affected
the proposed increase for nonmil-
itary personnel.
I trust this will provide you with
an understanding of the basis for
the action I have taken.
Sincerely yours,

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Know Your Councilman

61Ic~ / - $83

Mds de 58 Ahos al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Vol. XI, No. 31

Viernes 19 de Enero de 1973

Por Mas de $3 Millones

Aumentaran los Salarios

De unos 5.700 Empleados

La niiia Oyiki Him, alumna graduanda de la Escuela fiol e ingles, que hace aiios estableci6 el Honorable Mau-
Primaria Guillermo Andreve, de ArraijAn, es felicitada rice Thatcher. Momentos antes, el Dr. Everett W. Holm-
de la manera mis efusiva, con un beso, por sus maes- grain, alto funcionario de la Divisi6n de Escuelas, le
tras: de espaiiol, a la derecha, Profesora Amada Vega, habia colocado las dos medallas y le habia entregado
y de ingl6s, Profesora Cirila Campbell, por haber gana- los certificados que se habia ganado. Es la primera vez
do los dos premios asignados a la mejor alumna en espa- que una alumna se Ileva los dos premios.

Nueva Directiva del Sequro Fue Capturado

Colectivo IniciO Funciones

Once miembros principles y seis
suplentes resultaron electos recien-
temente para representar a los em-
pleados de la Compafiia del Canal
en la Directiva del Seguro Colec-
tivo de la Zona del Canal.
Cinco principles y tres suplentes
fueron electos para representar a los
ciudadanos estadounidenses, y seis
principles y tres suplentes por los
empleados no estadounidenses, se-
g6n el resultado de la elecci6n veri-
ficada la semana que termin6 el 11
de diciembre.

Plan de Seguro

Dara Beneficios

Los empleados del Canal y de
otras agencies del Gobierno de Es-
tados Unidos que tienen cobertura
de salubridad bajo el Plan de Bene-
ficio de la Zona del Canal de la Mu-
tual de Omaha, deben recorder que
su plan de beneficios por salubridad
ha sido extendido hasta cubrir la
mayoria de los costs de las consul-
tas en las clinics de pacientes ex-
ternos de los hospitals de la Zona
del Canal al igual que de otros ser-
vicios profesionales relacionados.
Los gastos cubiertos por este plan
serin facturados directamente a la
Mutual de Omaha en lugar de ha-
cerlo al empleado, si el paciente
firm el Formulario 8817 que se le
prepare en la clinic de pacientes
externos. El paciente deberA guar-
dar su copia para referencias. No
sera necesario que Ilene ningtln re-
clamo para la aseguradora.
Los costs que no eston cubiertos
por este plan se cobrarAn al emplea-
do de la manera usual.
Los empleados cubiertos por otras
p6lizas, que no scan de la Mutual
de Omaha, procesarnm sus reclamos
contra sus aseguradoras como lo han
estado haciendo hasta ahora.

Los miembros principles electos
son: George Vieto, Jos6 Te6filo Tu-
fi6n Herazo, Thomas C. Peterson,
Hugh M. Thomas, Leo Krziza, Rob-
ert Medinger, Dave White, Roy
Watson, Philip Malcolm, Raymond
George y Winston Bell. Los suplen-
tes electos son: Tom Spencer, Char-
les Hummer, Charles Lavalle, Webs-
ter Marshall, George Mercier y Car-
los Linares. De conformidad con los
estatutos ha sido designado con de-
recho a voto, William A. Sullivan.
Los miembros electos ejercerAn
(Continma en la pdgina 4)

Un Caiman en

Pedro Miguel
Los conductores de vehiculos que
pasaban por la Carretera Gaillard el
lunes por la mafiana no daban cr6-
dito a sus ojos, al observer "algo"
parecido a un lagarto que amenaza-
ba inorder a sus vehiculos.
El "algo" era nada menos que un
caiman de 8 pies de longitud que
se habia salido de su ci6naga, y asus-
t6 a los que pasaban frente a la casa
nilmero 9000 de Pedro Miguel.
El primer informed del "enorme"
saurio observado en Pedro Miguel
fue recibido por la policia a las 4:15
(Continla en la pdgina 4)

Allen Jones extremeo derecho) entrega a William L.
De La Mater, Edec6n del Gobernador y Funcionario
de Protocolo del Canal, el product de la carrera auto-
movilistica celebrada recientemente en el Aut6dromo
Panama para recoger fondos para el Fondo Unido. Pre-

El Gobernador ha aprobado au-
mentos para las categories de sala-
rios de la policia, bombers, educa-
dores y trabajadores postales del
Gobierno de la Zona del Canal, por
un total de $850.000, que serAn re-
partidos entire 1.200 empleados.
Tambien aprob6 un ajuste de sa-
lario a los trabajadores no manua-
les que afectarA a unos 4.500 em-


Se ha solicitado a los residents
del sector Pacifico de la Zona del
Canal que colaboren con el progra-
ma establecido para evitar el consu-
mo excesivo de agua, a fin de ase-
gurar el suministro para las necesi-
dades prioritarias y para casos de
A media que avanza el verano,
el consume de agua potable en la
Zona del Canal aumenta hasta al-
canzar su mAximo nivel. En el sec-
tor Pacifico, la demand de agua de
la plant potabilizadora de Miraflo-
res excede la capacidad de 45 millo-
nes de galones diaries.
PanamA desarrolla un program
para crear conciencia sobre ahorro
de agua y se ha hecho necesario que
en la Zona del Canal se haga lo
Los residents de la Zona del
(Continda en la pdgina 4)

pleados de la empresa del Canal, a
un costo por afio de $2.4 millones.
Sin embargo, el pago del aumento
a los salaries no manuales de los
empleados de grades NM-1, NM-2
y NM-3 de la Tarifa de Salarios de
la Zona del Canal, estA siendo de-
morado, en espera de una mayor co-
ordinaci6n entire agencies y la apro-
baci6n de la Oficina del Secretario
del Ej&rcito.
De los 5.700 empleados afectados
por estos cinco aumentos de salario,
la mitad son no estadounidenses.
Los empleados de la policia y
bombers recibirAn un aumento ge-
neral de 5.5 por ciento pagadero re-
troactivamente al 14 de mayo de
1972. El de los maestros de la Zona
del Canal sera tambi6n general de
5.5 por ciento, pero con fecha de
efectividad al 3 de septiembre de
La policia, los bombers y los
maestros habian visto demorados
sus aumentos, en espera de la apro-
baci6n de una solicitud de fondos
adicionales para cubrir precisamen-
te dichos ajustes de salario. Los
fondos para d.ichos aumentos fue-
ron recibidos el 26 de diciembre
de 1972.
Los aumentos individuals para
los empleados postales de la Zona
del Canal irAn del 2 por ciento al
5.5 por ciento, de acuerdo con el
nivel de grado y escal6n. En ciertos
grades y escalones del sistema pos-
tal los aumentos son de menos del
5.5 por ciento debido a que dichos
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

Invitado el Gobernador

A la Toma de Posesi6n

El Gobernador David S. Parker y
su esposa partieron del Istmo, con
el fin de asistir mariana a la inaugu-
raci6n de un nuevo period presi-
dencial, en la ciudad de Washing-
ton, D.C.

sencian la entrega del cheque respective la Reina del
referido event automovilistico Srta. Teresa Lanza y
el corredor Vasco Moreno, cuyo auto Volkswagen mo-
dificado, que aparece en la fotografia, gan6 el event
principal celebrado ese dia en el Aut6dromo.

El Gobernador recibi6 este mes
una carta de invitaci6n, de parte de
J. Willard Marriott, president del
Comit6 Organizador de los Actos de
Inauguraci6n Presidencial de 1973,
en la que dice que se han hecho pla-
nes especiales para los gobernado-
res invitados. La carta afiade que se
invita al Gobernador a que partici-
pe en su calidad de principal repre-
sentante de la Zona del Canal.
Las actividades preliminares a los
actos de inauguraci6n del period
presidential comenzaron ayer con
una recepci6n en honor del Vice-
presidente Spiro T. Agnew y su es-
posa en el Museo Smithsoniano de
Historia y Tecnologia. Dicho acto
fue seguido por un Saludo a los Es-
tados y Gobernadores, en el Centro
Conmemorativo John F. Kennedy
para las Artes Interpretativas, en el
que participaron los mejores talen-
tos de la naci6n en el arte del entre-
El program de ho\y incluye la
Recepci6n de la Tradici6n de 1973,
en la Galeria Artistica Corcoran; los
Conciertos Inaugurales de 1973 en
el Centro Conmemorativo John F.
Kennedy' para las Artes Interpreta-
tivas; un concerto sinf6nico en el
Sal6n de Conciertos; un concerto
de musica americana en la Opera y
un concerto juvenile en el Teatro
La ceremonia de inauguraci6n del
Periodo Presidencial tendrai lugar a
las 11:30 a.m. de mariana en el Ca-
pitolio, y sert seguida en la tarde
por el Desfile Inaugural. Uno de los
puntos mas brillantes de las festivi-
dades seri el baile de gala inaugr-l
ral que tendn'i lugar malfana por ia


Enero 19, 1973

Gente en la Noticia i__hn
x -._______--

DespuBs de mis de 36 afios de lea-
les y meritorios servicios a la Com-
pafifa del Canal, se acogi6 a la ju-
bilaci6n el pasado 5 de enero Hilton
Goodridge, quien desempefiaba has-
ta esa fecha el cargo de Capataz
Aseador en el Ramo de Vivienda de
la Division de Servicios Comunales.
Visiblemente satisfecho de la ior-
nada cumplida con la Compafiia del
Canal, Goodridge se manifiesta or-
gulloso de las distinciones de que
fue objeto en sus labores. En efecto,
en mayo de 1958 el entonces Gober-
nador William E. Potter le otorg6
el Certificado y Premio por Servi-
cios Superiores, recibiendo la niis-
ma distinci6n 8 aiios despubs. La
"Custodial School" le extendi6 un
certificado de aprobaci6n del Sis-
tema Regulador de Sanidad en
1965. Goodridge particip6 en varies
seminaries y cursos de perfeccio-
namiento y superaci6n. Entre es-
tos figuran uno sobre el Supervi-
sor y la Conducta Humana dic-
tado en 1968; Prevenci6n de Ac-
cidentes, auspiciado por el Consejo
Federal de Seguridad; Introducci6n
a la Supervisi6n, y sobre T6cnicas
de Adiestramiento Industrial. Ca-
sado con Evelyn de Goodridge, Hil-
ton tiene cuatro hijos mayores, to-
dos debidamente educados y resi-
dentes en los Estados Unidos. Alvin,
su iinico hijo var6n, es Instructor en
Refrigeraci6n y Aire Acondiciona-
do en Nueva York y vive con su
familiar en Brooklyn; Iza, tambien
casada, es tenedora de libros en
Nueva York, y reside en Nueva
Jersey; Irene, quien es casada y
vive con su familiar en Nueva York,
estudia enfermeria en la Universi-
dad de Queensborough, y Lady-
lease, quien reside en Nueva Jersey,
es profesora de contabilidad en la
Universidad del Condado de Essex.
Haciendo relaci6n de sus aiios
mozos, Goodridge recuerda cuando
sirvi6 de sparring partner a famosas
figures del pugilismo de antafio,
como Baby Quintana, Kid Zorrilla,
Harry Wills, Tommy White y otros.
Ingres6 en 1938 a la Compafiia del

Desde el 20 hasta el 26 de Enero de 1973.

Aire Acondicionado
SAbado-Flight Of The Doves (T-108 mins.)
(SIT.) y The Trouble With Angels
S(T-119 mins.) (SIT.) (G)
, Domingo-The War Between Men And
S Women (SIT.) (PG)
Lunes-The Cowboys (SIT.) (G)
Martes-Invasion Of The Body Stealers (SIT.)
y Get Carter (SIT.) (R)
Mi6rcoles y Jueves-X, Y & Zee (SIT.) (R)
Viernes, 10:00 p.m.-I Love You, Alice B.
Toklas (T-101 mins.) (PG)
Sibado-Great Catherine (T-98 mins.) y The
Moving Target (T-130 mins.) (G)

Domingo-The Last Picture Show (SIT.) (R)
Lunes-Skyjacked (PG)
Midrcoles-Hotel (PG)
Jueves-They Came To Rob Las Vegas y The
Illustrated Man (R)

GUIA DE PELICULAS: (G) Audiencia general.
Se permitir la entrada de personas de
todas las edades. (PG) Se sugiere la Guia
de los Padres, pues parte de la pellcula
no sera apta para niios. (R) Restringida.
Los j6venes de menos de 17 aios no seran
admitidos, a no ser que Ileguen acompa-
fados de uno de los padres o por su guar-
dian legal. (X) No se admitira menores de
17 aiios. (SIT) Pelicula con titulos en

: * En colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.

Canal como ayudante de pintor.
"Tuve much suerte apenas gestio-
n6 trabajo, pues lo consegui ense-
guida con la Compaiifa del Canal",
sefiala Goodridge, quien solo de-
plora al jubilarse dear a sus exce-
lentes compafieros de trabajo. Good-

ridge planea ahora obtener alguna
oportunidad con alguna empresa
hotelera o de otra clase en PanamA,
en la que pueda poner en prActica
sus profundos conocimientos, pues
se siente con deseos de continuar

Activiclades de Fin de Ano

Tuvo Consei

Una series de actividades organ:
zadas por el Consejo Civico de Pe
dro Miguel tuvieron lugar a fine
de afio en esa comunidad del Paci
Unos 400 nifios, incluyendo cerc
de 40 de Chivo Chivo, fueron aten
didos el 23 de diciembre en el Gim
nasio de Pedro Miguel, durante un
fiesta de Navidad en su honor qu
cont6 con la presencia de varies pa
yasos del Abou Saad y de los burri




Roberto Quijada L., reparador de equipo el6ctrico de manejo de ma
les en la Divisi6n de Abastos, muestra complacido el Certificado de P
por Sugerencia y un cheque por $90 que le fue entregado por haber
rido que se instalen luces en los montacargas de trinche de la Divisi6r
lo que se ahorrarAn unos $900 anuales, se evitarAn daiios a la mercal
al equipo, se entregari la mercancia mAs temprano y en mejores con
nes a los clients y se reducirAn las amenazas a la seguridad. Lo fel
Raymond P. Laverty, Jefe de la Divisi6n de Abastos, a la izquierda
Subdirector de Abastos y Servicios Comunales Harry B. Egolf, a la de:

Spillway del Canal de Panar




de la Zona del Canal de Informac
El SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA es una publicaci6n official del Ca
PanamA, en Balboa Heights, Z. del C. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya
verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6nica o noticia aqui aparecida, sin nece
de solicitud expresa. El material que se desee publicar en el SPIL
deberA estar en la Oficina de Prensa del Canal de PanamA a mas tar
lunes a las 4 p.m. de la semana de publicaci6n. Solamente el material u
puede ser recibido y procesado para ser usado la misma semana a mis
el martes al mediodia. Distribuci6n gratis a todos los empleados del
de PanamA. Valor de la subscripci6n para otros $2.60 al afio. Por C
A6reo $10 al afio. Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos a The Pa
Canal Company y dirigidos a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions, Box M, B
Heights, C.Z.

o de P. Miguel

i- tos Mancha y Gato de Summit. Los
- payasos hicieron gracias que alegra-
s ron a los nifios, muchos de los cua-
- les pasearon sobre Mancha y Gato.
Al mismo tiempo, la banda de
a masica del Cuerpo de Bomberos de
- PanamA deleit6 a los residents de
- Pedro Miguel, ofreciendo villanci-
a cos de Navidad.
e Al mediodia del 23 los nifios fue-
- ron concentrados, ofreci6ndosele
i- golosinas, helados v bebidas, asi
como un regal de Navidad, a cada
nifio. Dona Avila Gonzalez, del
Consejo Civico, agasaj6 a los inte-
grantes de la Banda de Mlsica de
los Bomberos en el Centro Civico.
El 26, un jurado previamente
nombrado otorg6 el primero y se-
Sgundo premios por tener la casa
mejor alumbrada y con mayores
motives navidefios, a los residents
de la casa 9004 y el premio por
tener la casa mas artisticamente
adornada a los residents de la
9013-A. El Consejo Civico espera
Sdesarrollar en el future las mismas
actividades, las cuales resultaron su-
mamente lucidas el afio pasado.



Febrero 17 - 19 - Feria folkl6rica,
1 agropecuaria de SonA, en la que
se presentan exhibiciones y con-
tteria- cursos de products agricolas y
'reriio pecuarios, principalmente de Ve-
.suge- raguas y la Regi6n Central del
n, con Istmo. La Feria de San Scbastiin
ncia y se caracteriza por ser una de las
idicio- mAs aut6nticas en cuanto a rc-
licitan presentaci6n folkl6rica, y de alli
a, y el que reciba una gran cantidad de
recha. visitantes de todo el pais.
Febrero 19-Aniversario del Nata-
S licio de George Washington, pri-
iad mer Presidente de los Estados
Unidos y heroe de la Independen-
LDWIN cia de la Gran Naci6n. Dia Na-
cional en los EE. UU. Permane-
ci6n cerin cerradas todas las agencies
nal de Federales del Gobierno de los
fuere EE. UU. en esta Area.
esidad Febrero 23-Marzo 10-VIII Feria
.LWAY Agropecuaria, Comercial, Indus-
dar el trial y Folkl6rica de La Chorrera.
rgente Dicho event ha venido aumen-
tardar tando en importancia con el co-
Canal rrer de los afios v es actualmente
'orreo una de las ferias mis concurridas
nama del Istmo. Este afio se ha incor-
3alboa porado un zool6gico, entire las
atracciones que ofrecerA la feria.

10:30-De Mujer A Mujer
11:15-La Cocina Oster
12:00-El Show de Shirley
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Polla Musical y
6:00-El Detective Smith
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Dos Contra el Mundo
8:30-La Recogida
9:30-El Sexto Sentido
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
9:30-La Santa Misa
10:00-Todo per la Patria
12:00-Suerte y Alegria
12:30-La Pandilla de Chicago
1:00-El Nuevo Show de
Dick Van Dyke
2:00-La Pareja Dispareja
2:30-Johnny Mignight
3:00-Los Invencibles
4:30-El Gato
8:30-Super Estreno
11:00--Patrulla Secreta
10:30-El Santo
12:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Un Paso al MAs AIIN
2:30-El Amo
3:30-La Virgen de Fitima
4:30-Colorin Colorado (vivo)

5:00--Ultra Siete
6:00-Aventuras de Capulina*
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-El Show de Pille Collado
8:00-Los Protectores
8:30-Los Hermanos Coraje*
9:30-Sombras Tenebrosas
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
10:30-El Santo
12:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Un Paso al Ms Alla
2:30-EI Amo
3:30-La Virgen de Fitima
4:30-Colorin Colorado (vivo)
5:00-Jackson 5
5:30-La Tribu Brady
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30--'Hara Agente Secreto
8:30-Los Hermanos Coraje*
9:30-Sombras Tenebrosas
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00--mperio del Oeste
10:30-El Santo
12:00-Suerte y Alegria
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Un Paso al MIs AIIa
2:30-El Amo
3:30-La Virgen de Fatima
4:30-Colorin Colorado (vivo)
5:00-El Gorila Maguilla
5:30-Mami y sus Increibles
6:00-Los Beverly de

6:30-Teved6s Informa
8:30-Los Hermanos CorajeO
9:30-Sombras Tenebrosas
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
10:30-El Santo
12:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Un Paso al Mis AIIa
2:30-El Amo
3:30-La Virgen de Fitima
4:30-Colorin Colorado (vivo)
5:00-Ruff & Ready
5:30-La Pantera Rosa
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-El Especial
8:30-Los Hermanos Coraje*
9:30-Sombras Tenebrosas
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-El Mundo de Jason King
10:30-El Santo
12:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:00-Un Paso al Mis Alli
2:30-El Amo
3:30-La Virgen de Fatima
4:30-Colorin Colorado (vivo)
5:00-Calvin y el Coronel
5:30-Tiroloco McGraw
6:00-La Pareja Sin Par*
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Galeria Nocturna
8:30-Los Hermanos Coraje*
9:30-Sombras Tenehrosas
10:30-Ultimas Noticias

"g-C X .VL] Q 4L ' En colores. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.
SABADO 7:30-La Criada Bien Criada* 9:00-EI Amor Tiene Cara de
10:00-Camino de la Verdad 8:00-Lucesita Mujer
10:30-Festival de Cartones 9:00-El Amor Tiene Cara de 10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutes
11:00-El y Ella Mujer 10:15-Cine Colosal
11:30-Los Osos Revoltosos 10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
12:00-Ultraman 10:15-Cine Colosal JUEVES
12:30-Archie y Sabrina 11:00-Nuestro Mundo
1:00--nformative del Mediodia MARTES 11:15-Los Osos Revoltosos
11:45-Patrulla de Caminos
1:30-El Mundo Animal 11:00-Nuestro Mundo 11:45-Patrulla de Camins
2:0 --Victor Martinez Blanco 12:15-Jueves Estelares
2:00-Victor Martinez Blanco 11:15-Los Oss Revoltosos 1:00--nformativ del Mediodi
4:30-Tarzin 11:45-Patrulla de Caminos :30Esme
5:30-JimWest 12:15-Do-Re-Mi 2:30-EI Profesor Particular
6:30-Telenoticias 1:00-Informative del Mediodia 3:00-El Sigo XXI
7:30-Cannon l:30-Esmeralda 4:00-- Siglo XX
8:30-Emergencia 2:30-EI Profesor Particular 4:00-Mister Ed
9:30-La Ley del Revilver 3:00-El Siglo XXI 4:30-Huckleberry Hound
9:30-La Ley del Revver 3:00--EI Siglo XXI 5:00--Paijaros de Acero
10:30--Hroe Sin Nombre 4:00--Mister Ed 5:00-Pjaros deAcero
4:00Miser E :JU nvactigauur *uiihaiiinu

8:30-Festival de Cartones
9:15-Santa Misa
10:00-Todo per la Patria
12:30-Y Ahora Silvia*
1:30-Domingo Deportivo
5:30-Super Acci6n
8:00-El FBI en Acci6n

4:30-Huckleberry Hound
5:00-Pajaros de Acero
5:30--lnvestigador Submarine
6:00-Revolver a la Orden
7:30-El Tornillo
9:00-El Amor Tiene Cara de
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal

9:uu-Hawaii Cinco cero IERCO
10:00-Centro Medico MIERCOLES
11:00-Los Intocables 11:00-Nuestro Mundo
11:00--Los Osos Revoltosos
LUNES 11:30-Patrulla de Caminos
11:00-Nuestro Mundo 12:00- Sorteo del Miercolito
11:15-Los Osos Revoltosos 12:15--C6micos y Canciones
11:45-Patrulla de Caminos 1:00-Informative del Mediodia
12:15-Variedades 1:30-Esmoralda
1:00-Informativo del Mediodia 2:30-El Profesor Particular
l:30-Esmeralda 3:00-El Siglo XXI
2:30-El Profesor Particular 4:00-Mister Ed
3:00-El Siglo XXI 4:30-Huckleberry Hound
4:00-Mister Ed 5:00-Pajaros de Acero
4:30-Huckleberry Hound 5:30--nvestigador Submarine
5:00--Pjaros de Acero 6:00-Revolver a la Orden
5:30-lnvestigador Submarino 6:30-Telenoticias
6:00-Revolver a la Orden 7:30-Calidoscopio*
6:30-Telenoticias 8:00-Lucesita


o:ju-inveirlgagor Suimarinu
6:00-Rev61lver a la Orden
7:30-El Tornillo
9:00-El Amor Tiene Cara de
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutes
10:15-Cine Colosal
11:00-Nuestro Mundo
11:15-Los Osos Revoltosos
11:45-Patrulla de Caminos
1:00-Informativo del Mediodia
2:30-El Profesor Particular
3 00-El Siglo XXI
4:00-Mister Ed
4:30-Huckleberry Hound
5:00-Pajaros de Acero
5:30--nvestigador Submarino
6:00-Revilver a la Order
9:00-El Amor Tiene Cara de
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutes
10:15-Cine Colosal

PAgina 2

_ _Ir b~LeEf~rr


Enero 19, 1973


Invencible en Nataci6n

Estela Perez Gan6 por Cinco Anos

Seguidos un
No es fAcil para un atleta ganar
una competencia. Mucho menos lo
es hacerlo por 5 afios ... y en forma
consecutive. Este honor, que evi-
dencia un alto grado de perfeccio-
namiento en el deported, lo ha lo-
grado la sensacional nadadora pa-
namefia Estela P6rez Reyna, quien
ha triunfado en los iltimos cinco
clAsicos de nataci6n por el "Trofeo
Esposa del Gobernador", celebra-
dos en la Zona del Canal.
Hija de Andres P6rez Polo, quien
labor en las Esclusas de Pedro Mi-
guel, y de la Sra. Modesta Reyna
de P6rez, Estela tiene por quie des-
collar en la nataci6n. Se cri6 cerca
de la piscina de Paraiso, y sus siete
hermanos-todos excelentes nada-
dores-la han alentado a perfeccio-
narse en su deported predilecto.
Desde Pequefia Nadaba
"Todos comenzamos a nadar des-
de pequefios", sefiala Estela al re-
cordar los tiempos en que, junto a
sus hermanos, se iniciaba en la na-
taci6n. A los 6 afios comenzaba a
practicar la nataci6n y un aio mais
tardeses desempeiaba con relative
facilidad en el agua.
El primer entrenador de Estela
lo fue el Profesor Ram6n Castro,
quien fungia de salvavidas en la pis-
cina de Paraiso.
Tratando de imitar a su hermano
mayor, quien formaba parte de un
equipo de nataci6n, la pequefia Es-
tela se aventur6 en las competen-
cias a los 8 afios. "Siempre llegaba
de segunda al principio" relata Es-
tela, "hasta que finalmente, a los
9 afios, logr6 ganar una competen-
cia estilo espalda".
Ganar competencias de nataci6n
en Paraiso se hizo para Estela poco
menos que una rutina desde en-
International a los 10 Aiios
A la temprana edad de 10 afios
ya Estela era una reconocida trito-
na, siendo seleccionada en ese en-
tonces para representar a PanamA
en una competencia international
en Colombia. "No tuve suerte; la
competencia era muy fuerte", dice
Estela refiri6ndose a su primera
aventura international. A esa tem-
prana edad le cupo el honor de ser

Trofeo Muy Codiciado

seleccionada la nadadora del afio en
Relata Estela que a los 12 afios
el equipo de nataci6n de Paraiso se
habia desintegrado, debido a que
muchos de sus miembros se retira-
ron para dedicarse a otras activida-
des. En esa 6poca fungia de entre-
nador el Profesor Alcides Bernal,
que actualmente trabaja en la Es-
cuela Secundaria de Paraiso.
Cuando se encarg6 de la adminis-
traci6n de la piscina de Paraiso el
Profesor Julio Sinclair, organize
nuevamente a los nadadores, inten-
sificandose las actividades bajo el
aliento de Sinclair.
Inicia su Hazafia
A los 13 afios de edad se aven-
tura Estela a participar en la fuer-
te competencia por el trofeo "Espo-
sa del Gobernador de la Zona del
Canal", iniciando con ello una cade-
na de 5 afios consecutivos en que
logr6 conquistar el muy codiciado
La competencia por dicho tro-
feo se lleva a cabo en estilo libre
y a una distancia de 100 yards.
Estela afirma que los 13 afios fue
la edad en que sinti6 mAs vigor. En
efecto, fue precisamente en esa pri-
mera aventura suya en la tradicio-
nal competencia que impuso la
marca de 1:06 (1 minute y 6 segun-
dos), todavia vigente.
Desde 1968, el traditional clisico
de nataci6n, categoria femenina,
fue "propiedad de Estela". En
1972 fue su lltima participaci6n,
por estar limitada la competencia
hasta un mAximo de 17 afios. Pero
aunque no siga compitiendo, Estela
ya tiene ganado un sitio privilegia-
do en la historic de ese clAsico annual.
Fue seleccionada del equipo de
PanamA en los Juegos Centroameri-
canos y del Caribe, que tuvieron
por sede a PanamA y particip6 en
otros events internacionales.
Jug6 Softbol
En el softbol tambien ha logrado
destacar Estela, al former parte de
un equipo en una Liga Femenina de
Softbol de Rio Abajo hace algunos
afios. Se desempefiaba como recep-
Ademas, es aficionada al balon-
cesto y al beisbol.
main-ffTp�.'-�w - B

Una orgullosa estudiante del Instituto Nacional, Estela pertenece a la
promoci6n institutora de 1972. Su dedicaci6n al deported no ha sido
obstAculo para un buen desempeio en sus labores acad6micas.

Su gran afici6n por muchos de-
portes no ha impedido a Estela di-
vertirse como toda una sefiorita. Le
encanta el baile y la milsica "Soul".
Estela es la s6ptima hija del hogar
P6rez-Revna de Paraiso. Su herma-
no mayor, Jaime, es salvavidas ins-
tructor en la piscina de Paraiso. Sus
otros hermanos: Andr6s, Hayd6e,
C6sar, Lydia, Josefa y Edmundo
son tambi6n grandes aficionados a
la nataci6n.
EstudiarA Enfermeria
La Srta. P6rez se retira de la na-
taci6n este afio, y espera dedicar
todas sus energies a obtener su li-
cenciatura en enfermeria en la Uni-
versidad de Panama. "Posterior-
mente, quizas estudie una especia-
lizaci6n dentro de la enfermeria",
Una buena alumna del prestigio-
so Institute Nacional de PanamA,
Estela se gradu6 el pasado afio lec-
tivo y continuara studios superio-
res. Antes de ingresar al Instituto
National estuvo por various afios en
el Institute Bolivar, tambi6n de
Su inclinaci6n por la enfermeria
la alimenta observando todos los
programs o peliculas relacionados
que se presentan por television.
Estela, quien se inclina porque
los j6venes tengan un papel mas
productive en la sociedad, espera
obtener un trabajo para "ayudarme
en los studioss.
La joven nadadora de Paraiso se
siente complacida de haber cumpli-
do con 6xito una parte de su vida.
Se prepare ahora para acometer
una nueva fase, con el mismo entu-
siasmo y decision que la Ilevaron a
obtener aplaudidos triunfos en el
campo deportivo.

(Basindose sobre total de Servicio Civil)

Harold W. Williams
T6cnico de Abastos, Ramo de
Movimiento de Mercancias, 50
Fritz M. Barton
Primer Capataz-Aseador, Ramo
de la Vivienda, 40 afios.

Conrad A. Boyd
Embalador-Carga Liviana, Im-
prenta (La Boca), 40 afios.

Tendra Asamblea

Cooperative 5857

De Paraiso el 27
La' junta directive de la Uni6n
Federal de Cr6dito N� 5857, de Pa-
raiso, celebrara su asamblea annual
el pr6ximo 27 de enero en el salon
parroquial de la Iglesia de San Al-
bano, edificio 113, de dicha pobla-
ci6n. La reuni6n comenzari a las
7:30 de la noche.
La directive rendira sus informes
correspondientes al afio fiscal de
1972. SerAn presentados a la consi-
deraci6n de la asamblea por el pre-
sidente, el tesorero, el comite de
creditos, el comit6 de supervision y
el comity de educaci6n.
En la misma asamblea se proce-
dera a la elecci6n de la nueva di-
rectiva. Todos los miembros de di-
cha agrupaci6n estAn cordialmente
invitados a la asamblea annual, des-
pubs de la cual se ofrecera un

IELIf .'- " IIIIl-A4 " AL
Veinti6n trofeos resume las proezas deportivas logradas por la juvenile
Estela Perez, de Paraiso, ganadora por 5 afios consecutivos del trofeo Espo-
sa del Gobernador de la Zona del Canal y poseedora de la marca para las
100 yards, estilo libre. Estela aparece sonriente junto a sus trofeos, 20 de
ellos logrados en nataci6n y uno como la mejor receptora en la Liga
Femenina de Softbol en Rio Abajo.

Nombrado Jefe

De Presupuesto

Electa Nueva

Directiva del

Myron Schroeder I Circulo Siete

Myron A. Schroeder, quien fungia
antes como analista en la Divisi6n
de Presupuesto y Tarifas, ha sido
nombrado Jefe del Ramo de Presu-
puesto, seg6n anuncio hecho por
Phillip L. Steers, Jr., Contralor del
Canal de PanamA. Reemplaza a
Oliver L. Riesch, quien ha sido de-
signado Ayudante del Contralor, a
cargo de Presupuesto y Tarifas.
Nacido en Milwaukee, Wiscon-
sin, Schroeder estudi6 en la Facul-
tad de Administraci6n de Negocios
de la Universidad Marquette, gra-
duAndose magna cum laude en
1955. Lleg6 al Istmo en 1956 como
miembro del Ejercito y en 1958 in-
gres6 a la Compafiia del Canal,
como contador, en la Contraloria.
Fue ascendido a contador admi-
nistrativo en 1962, a analista de pre-
supuestos en 1965 y a analista de
programs en 1966.
En 1968 recibi6 un aumento de
grado por calidad superior de tra-
bajo y recibi6 un certificado por
servicios sobresalientes en el perio-
do de 1970-71.
Schroeder vive junto con su es-
posa y sus tres hijas en Balboa.

POLICIA __--110
BOMBEROS ___- ____ 9119
MEDICO (Pacifico) ___52-2300
MEDICO (AtlAntico) .--3-1211

Un antiguo emple,ado de la .Di-
recci6n de Salubridad de la Com-
pafiia del Canal ha sido designado
president del club Circulo Siete
de Rainbow City. Se trata de Law-
rence Burton, quien se install como
president de dicha agrupaci6n re-
Burton, jefe capataz en el De-
partamento de Cocina del Hospital
Gorgas, ha trabajado con esa insti-
tuci6n desde hace 14 afios. Tam-
bi6n trabaj6 con la Compafiia del
Canal por unos 6 afios anteriormen-
te, sumando a mis de 20 sus afios
de servicio con el Canal.
SerA el tercer period de Burton
como president del club Circulo
Siete. Lo fue en 1968-69 v en
1969-70, siendo distinguido nueva-
mente en la direcci6n del club para
el corriente period.
Los compafieros de directive de
Burton son: Winston O. Thomas,
secretario - tesorero; Clayton Os-
borne, gerente de actividades y Vic-
tor Deterville, director de relacio-
nes pi'blicas.
Los nuevos directives del club
fueron juramentados por Harold
Williams, otro de los antiguos em-
pleados de la Compafiia del Canal,
quien es miembro honorario y cola-
borador de dicha agrupaci6n. El
club Circulo Siete es un organismo
integrado exclusivamente por caba-
lleros, con sede en el sector AtlAn-
tico del Istmo, cuyo objetivo es
avudar a diversas entidades de be-
Entre las actividades del club el
afio pasado figure una significativa
donaci6n a los damnificados de El


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La solicited debe ser sometida en el Formulario 443, SOLICITUD PARA TRASLADO. Deberb
someterse una solicited separada para cada categoria de empleo. Si hace solicited para mis
de una posici6n, indique el orden de preferencia. Se indican los anuncios nuevos en letras
negritas. Los salaries indicados seran aumentados a los ciudadanos de EE. UU. por medio del
diferencial apropiado ademas del factor impuesto cuando debe aplicarse. El simbolo I indica
que es necesario un examen escrito. El simbolo � indica que es una posici6n de seguridad
donde puede emplearse solamente ciudadanos estadounidenses. Mayor informaci6n puede
obtenerse en el Ramo de Empleo y Utilizaci6n de Empleados, telifonos 52-7996, 52-7501,
52-3583 6 3-1288. No deben comunicarse directamente con los funcionarios de empleo.

Pagina 3


Enero 19, 1973

El Horario de Almacenes

Cambia en Area de Balboa

Recientemente, tuvieron lugar las solemnes ceremonies
de instalaci6n de la nueva junta directive del Club de
Golf Seabreeze, en su casa club, situada en Crist6bal,
Area del viejo Camp Bierd. Se esperan muchas activi-
dades, dada la energia y el entusiasmo de los nuevos
directors de dicha entidad deportiva que tiene a su ha-
ber numerosos triunfos en los diferentes torneos que ha
patrocinado. A la izquierda aparece Joseph B. Fletcher,

Honran a 6 Personas por

Sus Servicios a Summit

Seis personas, varias de las cua-
les no residiran mis en el Istmo,
fueron distinguidas por el Goberna-
dor David S. Parker con places de
reconocimiento a la ayuda que han
ofrecido desde 1962 para transfor-
mar al zool6gico de Summit en uno
de los mejores centros de atracci6n
de la localidad.
Recibieron respectivas places, du-
rante la ceremonia celebrada en el
sal6n de conferencias del Edificio de
Administraci6n: Douglas Schmidt,
Paul Gambotti, Roberto Toledano,
Pedro Gord6n, el Dr. Nathan Gale,
Roy Sharp y A. I. Bauman.
Cada una de dichas personas con-
tribuy6 en una forma u otra al de-
sarrollo y mantenimiento del jardin
zool6gico de Summit. Gambotti,
Toledano y Gord6n representaron

Abri6 Fuego la

Liga de Beis de

Rainbow City
El equipo Deportivo Alex, cam-
pe6n de la temporada de 1972 en
la Liga Juvenil de Beisbol de Rain-
bow City, abri6 con 6xito la tempo-
rada de 1973 al derrotar en el juego
inaugural a la novena Deportivo
Harris por anotaci6n final de 8-4.
Se adjudic6 la victoria el lanzador
A. Hudson, mientras que cargaba
con la derrota T. Ortiz.
Una concurrencia estimada en
mis de 500 personas asisti6 a la
inauguraci6n de la Liga en el Esta-
dio de Mount Hope, durante la cual
se efectu6 una ceremonia prelimi-
Entre la concurrencia se encon-
traban, ademis de los directives de
la Liga encabezados por su presi-
dente Victor H. Archbold; el Juez
Darrel F. Brown de Crist6bal; Her-
bert Raybourn, funcionario encarga-
do de Servicios Especiales; Alfredo
Cragwell, Director de la Escuela
Secundaria de Rainbow City; Roy
Watson, president del Consejo Ci-
vico de Rainbow City; y Alexander
Hudson, president de la Pequena
Liga de esa comunidad.
En la ceremonial inaugural corres-
pondi6 hacer el lanzamiento de ho-
nor al Juez Brown, y actuar como
bateador a Raybourn. Detras del
plato estaba Watson, uno de los pro-
pulsores de ese tipo de actividades
en favor de la juventud de Rain-
bow City.

al Abattoir Nacional de PanamA, la
Hacienda La Istmefia y la Empaca-
dora Avicola, respectivamente, y
han proporcionado al zool6gico de
Summit restos de polls, camarones
y pescado, para alimentar a los
El Dr. Gale, quien fue empleado
nuevamente hace poco en la Cua-
rentena Animal de Corozal, dedic6
muchas horas libres al zool6gico,
desde que abri6, hace 11 afios.
Sharp y Bauman, ambos jubilados
y con residencia en los Estados
Unidos, dedicaron muchas horas a
coleccionar pAjaros y otros animals
para el zool6gico.
Schmidt ayud6 hace poco en la
construcci6n de un pasillo dentro
de la pajarera y regal el 70 por
ciento de las aves que se encuentran
Desde sus inicios en 1962, el zoo-
16gico de Summit ha crecido trans-
formAndose en una gran colecci6n
de 300 aves de distintas species y
60 otros animals de 16 distintas
species, con lo que se ha conver-
tido en el zool6gico mas grande del
Todos los afios, mAs de 68.000
personas visitan los Jardines de
Summit y el zool6gico. Aproxima-
damente la mitad son estudiantes,
en su mayoria de la Repmiblica de
PanamA. El zool6gico constitute
una gran atracci6n para muchos de
los visitantes que Ilegan en trAnsito
al Istmo y un medio de entreteni-
miento y educaci6n.

Fue Capturado . . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
a.m. Se le dio tiempo prudential al
reptil para que regresara a su refu-
gio en los pantanos, pero se neg6 a
Un equipo contra incendios fu
enviado para que lo hiciera regre-
sar a la ci6naga empleando chorros
de agua. Fue capturado, finalmente,
por el Dr. Nathan Gale de la Divi-
si6n de Medicina Veterinaria, con
la ayuda del Dr. Allen Lawrence,
tambi6n de dicha Divisi6n. Usando
una soga lo amarraron, lo coloca-
ron en su Toyota y continuaron ha-
cia el sector AtlAntico, en donde
"tenian asuntos que tenderr.
Para sorpresa de los dos m6dico
al regresar, el caiman habia esca-
pado. Entonces debieron capturarlo
El caimAn, de 128 libras de peso,
es ahora el mis reciente hubsped del
Jardin Zool6gico de Summit.

president del Comit6 de Medios y Arbitrios, cuando
juramenta a los nuevos directors, que son, siguiendo
de izquierda a derecha: Louis W. King, president; Lu-
ciano Laguna, secretario; Roy N. Tampson, tesorero
(reelecto); Josi Bravo, quien hizo el juramento en re-
presentaci6n del nuevo administrator, Felicito Flores;
Rub6n T. McBean y Clifford A. Richards, vocales. La
directive tiene en mente, desde ya, various proyectos.

Nueva Directiva...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
sus funciones por el t6rmino de 3
aiios, comprendidos entire el 10 de
enero de 1973 v el 31 de diciembre
de 1975. El nuevo 6rgano de gobier-
no lo forman empleados civiles de
la Compafiia del Canal de Panama
y del Gobierno de la Zona del Canal,
de la Armada, la Marina, la Fuerza
Area y de la Administraci6n Fede-
ral de Aviaci6n (FAA).
La Directiva del Seguro Colec-
tivo protege los intereses de los em-
pleados en la aplicaci6n de political
de seguro. Entre sus objetivos estAn:
garantizar que la compafiia de se-
guro resuelva con prontitud y a sa-
tisfacci6n los reclamos, promover
encuestas peri6dicas para verificar
si la operaci6n de la compafiia de
seguros se ajusta a las normas regu-
ladoras y gestionar, hasta donde sea
factible, las primas mis favorables
para los asegurados.
La directive tiene como objetivo
tambien aumentar los beneficios,
hasta donde sea possible, de confor-
midad con las reglamentaciones, y
tomar algunas otras provisions de
interns para todos los empleados que
participan en el Seguro Colectivo.


Las horas de operaci6n de los al-
macenes de ventas al por menor de
la Compafia del Canal de Panama,
en el Area de Balboa, cambiarAn a
partir del domingo 28 de enero.
Dichos nuevos horarios fueron
desarrollados colectivamente, duran-
te discusiones que tuvieron lugar re-
cientemente entire los representan-
tes del Consejo Civico del Pacifico
v funcionarios administrativos de la
Division de Abastos. Tambi6n tue-
ron discutidos con funcionarios de
los sindicatos de empleados. Se pon-
drAn letreros y se repartiran hojas
volantes, como recordatorio a los
clients, antes de la fecha en que
entrarin en vigor, o sea el 28 de
Los nuevos horarios, que entrarin
en vigor en dicha fecha, serin como
Almacenes por Departamentos
del Area de Balboa
(Segundo Piso del Almac6n Princi-
pal, Almac6n de Articulos para el
Hogar y Anexo, ademas del Al-
macen de Calzados):
AbrirAn los lunes y jueves, de
1:30 p.m. a 8:30 p.m.
Abriran los martes, miercoles v
sAbados, de 9:30 a.m. a 5:30
Cerraran los domingos, mier-
coles y dias de fiesta.
Supermercado de Balboa
Abrira diariamente de 9 a.m. a
9 p.m.
CerrarA en Navidad y en otro
dia de fiesta cada ario.

jAhorre Agua .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
Canal deberin reducir el consume
de agua de lunes a viernes, a los li-
mites necesarios. Los vehiculos pue-
den ser lavados los sAbados, domin-
gos y dias de fiesta, como media de
colaboraci6n a la campafia de aho-
rro de agua, en lugar de los dias de
semana. Se recomienda a los resi-
dentes usar en estos casos baldes de
agua y esponjas y s61o la manguera
para enjuagarlos. Se sugiere mante-
ner cerrada la Ilave de agua entire
cada operaci6n.
Se ha sugerido, hasta donde sea
possible, lavar la ropa los fines de
semana, e impedir a los nifios des-
perdiciar el agua. Se deben infor-
mar, asimismo, los dafios en las tu-
berias y los escapes en los grifos y
se sugiere que no se riegue el
Se anunciarA oportunamente el
t6rmino de esta campafia.


El equipo de baloncesto de la Escuela Primaria de Pa-
raiso se adjudic6 recientemente un torneo interescolar
de baloncesto celebrado en el Gimnasio del plantel de
Paraiso, frente a representaciones de las escuelas pri-
marias de Rainbow City y Santa Cruz. Los pibes de

Paraiso fueron dirigidos por el Profesor de Educaci6n
Fisica David Salamin, quien aparece al extreme dere-
cho en la foto superior. Al otro extreme aparece el
Avudante de Actividades Recreativas John West, quien
colabor6 con el Profesor Salamin en el entrenamiento.

Pagina 4

Estara abierto, con su horario
regular, durante todos los
demis dias de fiesta.
Los nuevos horarios han sido es-
tablecidos para proporcionar 2 no-
ches para compras en el almac6n a
la semana (1:30 a 8:30 p.m.), los lu-
nes v jueves, en lugar de lo que se
hace en la actualidad, que es sola-
mente los jueves (de 1 a 8 p.m.). El
plan tambidn prev6 que los almace-
nes por departamentos est6n abier-
tos los lunes, que es cuando los em-
pleados del Canal de Panama reci-
ben sus cheques, y que cierren los
mircoles, que son dias que al pre-
sente tienen poco movimiento. Debe
sefialarse, sin embargo, que los nue-
vos horarios indican que estos al-
macenes cerrarAn los lunes que sean
dias de fiesta. Los almacenes por
departamentos abrirAn durante ho-
ras id6nticas los otros 3 dias de la
semana: mi6rcoles, viernes v sabado.

Por Mas de ...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
aumentos menores colocan las tari-
fas de la Zona del Canal para estos
trabajos a la par con los grades y
escalones semejantes en el Servicio
Postal de los Estados Unidos.
Los aumentos no manuales pro-
mediarin 5.14 por ciento para los
grades que van desde el NM-4 hacia
arriba y para los grades de seguri-
dad NM-1, NM-2 y NM-3. Para los
grades NM-1, NM-2 y NM-3 de la
Tarifa de la Zona del Canal, los
aumentos podran ser de menos del
5.14 por ciento, debido a que las
tarifas para dichos grades no estAn
atadas a los movimientos salariales
en los Estados Unidos. Dichos au-
mentos son fijados en relaci6n con
las condiciones existentes en la Zona
del Canal, como el salario minimo
de la Zona del Canal y las condicio-
nes del mercado de mano de obra v
empleo locales.
Los aumentos para los policies,
bombers, maestros y empleados
postales aparecerAn en los cheques
que se entregarin el 29 de enero de
1973. Las porciones retroactivas de
estos ajustes serAn pagadas tan
pronto como sean calculadas.
Los aumentos para los grades
NM-4 en adelante y para los grades
de seguridad NM-1, NM-2 y NM-3
efectivos el 7 de enero de 1973,
tambien aparecerAn en los cheques
del 29 de enero. Los aumentos para
los grades NM-1, NM-2 v NM-3 de
la Tarifa de la Zona del Canal.
cuando se aprueben, seran efectivos
retroactivamente al 7 de enero.

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