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]
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37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.


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Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama) ( lcsh )
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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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Full Text

Gift of the Panama Canal Museum

More Than 59 Years of Service to World Commerce

The Panarna Canal Spillway

Friday, November 23, 1 13

Vol. XII, No. 23

Admiral Blount Elected Balboa..eights

Boy Scout Council Chief ErtI features
Users of Canal

Rear Adm. Robert H. Blount,
commander , U.S. Naval Forces
Southern Command, has been'
elected president of the Canal Zon-,
Council, Boy Scouts of America,
for the calendar year 1974.
Admiral Blount, who Nwill take
office in January, was one of several
key officials elected at the 15th
Annual Business Meeting of the
Canal Zone Council. As president,
he will succeed Canal Zone Lt. Gov.
Charles I. McGinnis.
Other council officers elected
from a slate presented by U.S.
Ambassador to Panama Robert M.
Sayre, who delivered the nominat-
ing committee's report, included:
vice presidents, Maj. Gen. George
L. Mal-y, Jr., Maj. Gen. Arthur G.
Salisbury, Judge Guthrie F. Crowe
and Lieutenant Governor McGinnis;
treasurer, Dr. Charles L. Latimer;
assistant treasurer, C. William
Homa; commissioner, James A.
Hattrick; Scout Executive and SLe-
retary of the Executive Board,
J. Ronald Tyson; Pacific District
Chairman, Col. Robert L. Barrett;
and Gold Coast District Chairman,
Col. Charles R. Clark.
Honorary presidents are Gov.
David S. Parkei, Gen. William B.
Rosson and Ambassador Sayre.
Colonel McGinnis discussed
Canal Zone Scouting activities
during the year and called on com-
mittee chairmen who delivered
their reports. The Lieutenant Gov-
ernor also spoke on the extensive
work done by the Long Range

PC Accepting

Nominations for

Annual Awards
The Panama Canal organization
is accepting nominations for the
annual Panama Canal Public Serv-
ice Award.
Canal Zone Gov. W. P. Leber
established the award in 1970 to
recognize -residents and organiza-
tions on the Isthmus for assistance
to the Panama Canal organization
in accomplishing its mission, and
for voluntary works or services that
improve the Isthmian orrunity.
Ti-e award-a certificate bearing
photog. aphs of the President of the
United Stat' s and Governor of the
Canal Zone-' presented to those
individual,' or organizations selected
for this liig est form of Canal Zone
Govern sent recognition. Each cer-
tificate is acuoipamned by a gold,
silver or bronze medallion.
The gold medallion is given for
acts, services and contributions
having impact on the entire Pan-
ama Canal organization or Isthmian
community; silver for those having
impact on a bureau of the organiza-
tion or on the Pacific or Atla itic
area communities; and bronze for
impact on divisions, townsites, or
military installations
A replica of the medallion. to be
worn in a lapel or on a dress ,s also
presented to each winner.
Nominations for the 18 nedal-
lions to be preser' ad this year
should be submitted, n writir.., to
the Personnel Director (Vice Chair-
nu.n, L entire Awards Commnitte, ,
'anama Canal Company, Balboa
ileights, by December 31, 1973.
Su- orting data or exhibits should
Ib, neluded where applicable.

T ' - "Ships Th;: Use The Panama
S Canal" is the theme of the latest
,. J " exhibit in the rotunda of the Ad-
ministration Building at Balboa
S Heights.
r The main features of the exhibit

S---- bthe commercial and military ships
: '. that have made the ocean-to-ocean
' * -' transit from the early sailing
.. vessels to the record-breaking giant
ships using the Canal today.
Also on exhibition are reproduc-
tions of one of the first "mules"
-Jdlu used in lock operations and a dump
car used during construction days
E---- A model of the U.S.S. Missouri,
Rear Adm. Robert H. Blount whose 108-foot beam made it the
widest ship ever to make the Iran-
Planninf Committee, which is sit, is one of the model ships in-
chaireu. y General Rosson. eluded in the exhibit. Many of the
General Rosson delivered this ship models were loaned to the
committee's report which covered Panama Canal Information Office
every major aspect of Scouting in bv local shipping agents.
the Canal Zone. The report dealt Ne. week, a model of a con-
with such matters as organizational tainer ship in the class of the
structure, membership, finances, Tokyo Bay, which broke size and
leadership training, land and facil- toll records when it transited the
ities. It also covered future require- Canal in April 1972, will be added
ments and goals and included to the display.
numerous recommendations. The exhibit will remain in the
The Long Range Planning Com- rotunda until December 14, after
mittee's report was the result of a which it will become a part of the
joint effort by members of various Panama Canal organization's trav-
subcommitees, Committee Secre- eling display to rural fairs in the
tary Col. James W. C0.npbell, interior of Panama and to special
Tyson, Lieutenant- Governor Mc- activities in the Canal Zone and
Cinnis and General Rosson. Republic of Panama.
The two "Module-4" exhibits-
Comet Is Observable self-contained four-section units
wH e in P n S which house the main portions of
Here in Predawn Sky the display-were designed and
The Comet Kohoutek is now produced by Atkins & Merrill of
observable in the predawn sky by Ashland, Mass., the same company
Isthmian viewers. First discovered that manufactured the popular
earlier this year at Hamburg Ob- topographical model of the Canal
servatory, the comet can be seen which is on permanent display in
by the naked eye. the Civil Affairs Building.
It can be viewed toward the east The new exhibit is open to the
about ,I hour before sunrise. By public each weekday from 8 a.m.
the end 4.f , wcmber it should be to 4 p.m.
at its bright< -:. The comet will then C T Present Drama
be observable in the evening sky
and have the constellation Sagit- The Canal Zone College Drama
tarius as its background. Some class will present "The Night
astronomers believe the Comet Thoreau Spent in Jail" for a 4-night
Kohoutek may turn out to be one run at the college auditorium be-
of the brightest comets of the cen- ginning November 28. Curtain time
tury. is 8 p.m.

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Vivacious smiles-,f Annette Demin , Barbara Ceddes and Linda Nicolaisen
add to the beauty of the newly-'-. called exhibit in the rotunda of the'
Administration Building at Balboa ile;ghts The exhibit features color
transparencies of some of the ships t. it use the waterway.


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William B. Shaw, left, Chief of the Meteorology and Hydrographic
Branch, and .enneth Jorgenson, a hydrologist, study topographic map of the
Chagres Basin to anticipate the effects of runoffs and Madden operations.

E&C Project of the Mor,'h

Mpc & Hyd Experts Keep

Sharp Eye on Lake Levels

As intently as a Kansas farmer og:sts to attain a water level high
watches for rain in May, William enough but not too high.
B. Shaw watches for rain in No- The Engineering and Construc-
vember. As Chief of the Meteoro- tion Bureau's project of the month
logical and Hydrographic Branch, for November is to cont ol the water
Shaw is responsible for the very level of G cun Lake and Madden
heart of the Canal's operation-the Lake at ..ot higher than 87.5 feet
water supply and hydroelectric at Gatun nd 252.0 feet at Madden
power. And they, in turn, depend between now and mid-December.
upon rainfall. The Can:I operation takes lots of
The tremendous amount of
The tremendous amount of ater. Each time a ship makes a
water required for shi transit, the transit, 52 million gallons are used.
primary, mission of the Panama During the rainy season, the water
Canal,, and to generate hydro- is continuously replenished. It is
electric power is stored in Gatun during this period of plenty that
and Madden Lakes during the rainy water must be hoarded so that
season. It takes a delicate balancing there is sufficient for the lean
act on the part of Shaw and his months of the dry season when
team of hydrologists and meteorol water is being used each day but is
not being replenished by the rains.
P bI . A l d Because the rains can-and have
Pu llC \SKed in the past-stop in November, the
Met and Hyd team is doing every-
STo Hep Ease thing short of rain dances to fill the
lakes to the levels which experi-
Energy Cri is ence shows will allow normal oper-
negy S action during the dry months.
As the energy crisis worsens, the But when the rains do come, a
Panama Canal organization and the different set of problems arise. For
U.S. Southern Command are consid- while a level of 87.5 at Gatun is
ering common conservation meas- ideal, just 12 more inches and the
ures and policies. A joint com- overflow would damage Pedro
unique is expected to be issued Miguel and Gatun Locks.
soon to outline a definite conserva- As part of a sophisticated tele-
tion program for all Canal Zone metry system for flood control, in-
residents. struments situated at key lo nations
The energy situation in the Canal record rainfall, river levels and lake
Zone is most critical in the avail- levels 24 hours a day, 7 days a
ability of fuels required to gen- week.
rate electricity. Over the years, The first sign f possible prob-
commitments for fuel for power lems might be a report from one of
generation were given by the sup- the 21 locations indicating a 2-inch
pliers on an annual basis. The rainfall or a 2-foot rise in river
world oil shortage, coupled with level. A check of a few other sta-
the Middle East cut back, has tions could indicate neither rise in
resulted in only short term corn- rainfall nor water levels in which
mitments for Canal Zo e fuel case there is no cause for alarm.
requirements. There is a possibility If all, or even many, locations show
that shortages of fuel for power rising levels, it is time for action.
generation will occur during the And the action is to spill water from
coming diy season. Such short- Catin Lake that i, in excess of the
ages would come during a period 87.5 foot level. The Met & tHyd
when hydroelectric power is lim- team can spill 187,000 cubic feet
ited and could result in some of w: :er per second when all the
scheduled interruptions of service. 14 ( onl 'am gates are open.
(Continued on p. 4) (( ontinced on p. 4)


November 23, 1973

(Schedule subject to change w thout notice)

Two kindergarten classes from Howard AFB Elemen-
tary School combined talents to create this striking
mural with a Thanksgiving and American Indian
theme. After a workshop session with Mrs. Jean Karch,
Art Educator and Occupational Therapist, two kinder-
garten teachers, Mrs. Barbara Davis, top row, left, and

Leo D. Coulet, member of a
well-known Canal Zone family and
general manager for Latin Amer-
ica of Gerber Products Co., Fre-
mont, Mich., was recently ap-
pointed vice president for Latin
A graduate of Denver Univer-
sity, Coulet was born and reared in
the Canal Zone, where his father,
Arthur W. Goulet, was general
manager of the Canal's former
commissary division at Mount
Goulet joined Gerber Products
in 1955 as assistant export manager
and 4 years later was promoted to
export sales manager. In 1960, he
was named president of Gerber
Products International and was
transferred to Panama, Republic of
Panama. Five years later, he was
appointed vice president and gen-
eral manager of Cia. Venezolana
de Alimentos, a Gerber subsidiary,
and moved to Caracas, Venezuela,
(Continued on p. 3)

Mrs. Virginia Nodolf, top row, right, provided class-
room instruction for the 44 youngsters. The mural is
made of shelf paper which the children painted and
then decorated with figures cut from construction
paper. It is on permanent display at the school.

Regulations for the operation of
minibikes of not more than 90 cc in
off street areas are being strictly en-
forced in the Canal Zone where at
least one area is reserved for their
operation on each side of the
On the Pacific side, the opera-
tion of the minibikes is restricted
to the area on the west side of
Miraflores Locks. No minibikes can
be operated in the housing areas.
On the Atlantic side, the use of
minibikes of not more than 100 cc
is limited to established sites that
are marked with signs permitting
the riding between 9 a.m. and 6
p.m. The vehicles that are un-
licensed will have to be pushed by
hand to those sites or transported
by other means.
Areas authorized for minibike
riding on the Atlantic side include
the old playground behind the
former elementary school in Gatun;
the area between the Knights of
Columbus building and Gulick

/" ,

David A. Speir, right, Superintendent of the Canal Zone Schools, presents
the WOO (Wise Old Owl) Award to Paul McDonald, Curundu Junior
High School Art Teacher, for his suggestion that a Schools Division energy
conservation committee be formed. Speir stated that any employee in
the Division of Schools who submits a suggestion that actually results in
a saving of fuel or energy will receive the WOO award.

Panama Canal Spillway
Governor of the Canal Zone Lieutenant Goccrnor 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 Codnpany and address to: SPILLWAY Subscrip-
tions,'Box Mh, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

Road in Margarita; the field be-
tween the Coco Solo Retail Store
and the Cristobal Junior-Senior
High School in Coco Solo and the
area between Falmouth Street and
the Catholic Church in Rainbow
Minibikes and motorcycles of all
sizes may be used in the area on
the west side of Gatun Locks in
the vicinity of the lower north end
of Tarpon Club Road at any hour.
Minibikes cannot be ridden in
the streets of the Canal Zone unless
they and the operators are licensed.
Occupants of Canal Zone quarters
are expected to observe the regula-
tions and see to it that no mem-
ber of their households operate
the machines except in the author-
ized areas. In cases of violation,
parents of the offenders may run
the risk of losing Canal Zone hous-
ing privileges.
Within the designated sites,
riders should keep both hands on
the handlebars, wear a helmet with
eyeshield or goggles and avoid
cutting off other drivers. They
should follow the flow of traffic at
a safe distance and avoid unneces-
sary risks.

Teen Baseball

Tryouts To Open

At Margarita

Tryouts for the Atlantic Teenage
Baseball League for boys between
the ages of 13 and 16 are to be held
at the baseball field by the Mar-
garita Play Shelter Friday, Novein-
ber 30, from 3 to 6 p.m. and Satur-
day, December 1, from 9 a.m. to
12 noon.
Boys interested in playing in the
League games must attend one of
these days for registration and tiy-
outs or they will not be eligible to
play ball.
All boys attending the Canal
Zone schools are qualified to attend
tryouts. They should bring a glove
and shoes. For further information
call Dick Egger 43-1463 or Andrew
Lim, Special Services Officer at
Fort Davis.

Approximately 70 percent of pe-
destrian deaths and injuries occur
when they try to cross or enter a
street. A full 40 percent of these
injuries occur between intersections
where crossing is usually not recom-

12:00--Cartoon Carnival
12:45-NCAA Football: Ohio State vs.
Michigan (Live via Satellite)
3:35-Wide, Wide World of Sports
4:45-Roller Derby
5:35-CBS Tennis Classic
6:00-Weekend '73
6:15-The Outcasts
7:05-The Johnny Cash Show
8:05-The Ghost And Mrs. Muir
8:30-Family Affair
9:00-- ub Pasa?
9:05-Zane Grey Theatre
9:30-Lloyd Bridges Show (New show)
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Sherlock Holmes: "Sherlock
Holmes In Washington"
(Last show)
11:20-Boxing From the Olympic

12:00--Christopher Close-Up
12:15-Sacred Heart
12:30-This Is The Life,
1:00-NFL Football: San Francisco vs.
3:30-Air Force Highlights
3:45-Auto Racing
4:30-President Nixon's Address
5:30-Reasoner Report
6:40-Wyatt Earp
7:05-Happy Days (Returning)
8:05-Ed Sullivan Show
9:00--lu Pasa?
9:05-The Rogues
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Braken's World
11:10-The Jazz Scene

4:00-Sesame Street
5:10-Bill Anderson
5:35-Camera III
6:40-Green Acres
7:05-Here Come The Brides
8:05-Monday Night Football:
Chicago vs. Kansas City
10:30-Focus on Today
10:45-Monday Movie:
"The First Texan"

4:00-Sesame Street

Fri., 7:00-Sat.-Sun., 2:30, :00, 8:40-
Mon., 6:00, 8:40-1776 (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-One More Time
(100 min) (ST) (PG)
Saturday Junior Matinee, 10:00 a.m.-The
Love Bug (114 min) (G)
Sunday Junior Matinee, 12:30-The Hanging
Tree (112 min) (G)
Tues.-Wed., 6:15, 8:20-Butterflies Are Free
Thurs.-Lawrence Of Arabia (G)

Fri.-Huckleberry Finn (G)
Saturday Junior Matinee, 2:00-The Wild
Country (106 min) (G)
Sat., 7:30-Fuzz (PG)
Sunday Junior Matinee, 2:00-The Bridge At
Remagen (122 min) (SIT) (G)
Sun.-Mon.-The Godfather (R)
Tues., 7:30-The Anderson Tapes (PG)
Wed., 7:30-Not With My Wife You Don't
Thurs., 7:30-Plaza Suite (PG)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-Island Of Terror
(96 min)'(G)
Sat.-Incredible Mr. Limpet (99 min) and
Vengeance Of Fu Manchu (91 min) (G)
Sun.-Shaft's Big Score (105 min) and
Cool Breeze (110 min) (R)
Mon.-Operation Crossbow (G)
Tues.-Bye, Bye Braverman (94 min) and
The Naked Runner (103 min) (PG)
Wed.-1776 (G)
Thurs.-Butterflies Are Free (PG)
Fri.-The Great Waltz (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-It (102 min) (G)
Saturday Junior Matinee, 2:00-Tiko And
The Shark (94 min) (G0
Sat.-Melinda and Flareup (R)
Sunday Junior Matinee, 2:00-First To Fight
(103 min) (G)
Sun.-Mon.-Paper Moon (PG)

5:10-A Two Billion Dollar Hangover
(Special) * -~.
6:40-Doris Day
7:05-Art Linkletter Talks to Children
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-Making Good in America
9:00-- u6 Pasa?
9:05-Big Valley
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Tonight Show

4:00-Matinee Movie:
"Topper Returns"
5:35-Animal World
6:40-Room 222
7:05-Glen Campbell
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-The Defenders
9:00-Qu6 Pasa?
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Midweek Movie:
"Blood For A Silver Dollar"

4:00-Sesame Street
5:10-Gentle Ben
5:35-Three Passports to Adventure
6:15-Here's Lucy
7:05--ce Palace
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-Iron Horse
9:00-Qud Pasa?
9:05-Dean Martin Presents
Music Country
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Potpourri: "Frankenstein"
4:00-Sesame Street
5:10-New Zoo Revue
6:40-Law & Mr. Jones
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-Variety Special:
"Ann-Margret Show"
9:00-Que Pasa?
9:05-Naked City
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Friday Feature:
"The-Snake Pit"

Tues.-Two People (R)
Wed.-Child's Play (PG)
Thurs.-The Big Bounce (R)
Fri.-Planet Of The Apes (112 min) and
With Six You Get Eggroll (95 min) (G)
Saturday Junior Matinee, 2:00-Living Free
(96 min) (SIT) (G)
Sat.-The Great Waltz (G)
Sunday Junior Matinee, 2:00-Valley Of
Gwangi (101 min) (G)
Sun. Avanti (R)
Tues.-Child's Play (PG)
Thurs.-Two People (R)
Fri.-Chisum (G)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-Dead Ringer
(121 min) (PG)
Saturday Junior Matinee, 6:15-Countdown
(107 min) (G)
Sat., 8:15-Norwood (G)
Sun.-Brother Sun, Sister Moon (G)
Mon.-Buck And The Preacher and In Cold
Blood (243 min) (PG)
Tues.-Fuzz (PG)
Wed.-Ben (PG)
Thurs.-Incredible Mr. Limpet and
Veangeance Of Fu Manchu (G)
Sat.-Hondo And The Apache (98 min) and
The Impossible Years (92 min) (G)
Sun.--Ben (PG)
Mon. (Prerelease)-Shaft In Africa (R)
Wed.-Brother Sun, Sister Moon (G)
Thurs.-Buck And The Preacher and
In Cold Blood (PG)
�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-Parenta'
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 Repeat.
SIT-Indicates Spanish Titles.

Page 2

Former Residnt Rules or Minibikes

Named To igh D ce

Post With Gerber Are Being EnForced

Wek Tegi g V IEda,
Week Beginning Friday, Novem er 23, 1973 ff


Page 3


November 23, 1973

Xmas Visitors

Are Welcome

At Hospital
The patients at Gorgas Hospital
always welcome the individuals and
groups who come to the hospital
for their benefit throughout the
year, but they are especially ap-
preciated at Christmas.
Caroling groups, musical enter-
tainment, ward parties with home-
made cookies are a favorite-par-
ticularly for those patients whose
friends and relatives are many miles
away. The young hospitalized sol-
diers, sailors, airmen, marines, and
international seamen thoroughly
enjoy a friendly visit from civic and
church groups.
Being remembered at this time
of the vear when one is confined
to a sick bed is particularly mean-
ingful and helps tremendously to
boost a patient's morale.
In order to avoid conflicts and
also to schedule the activities
throughout the holidays, Col. J. W.
Ransone, MC, USA, Hospital Di-
rector, is asking all interested
groups and individuals to call in
early. The Hospital Coordinator of
the Patients' Christmas Activities
is Miss Ilena H. Abrams, Hospital
Field Director, American Red
Cross, telephone 52-2251. She will
be happy to hear from everyone
who wishes to remember the pa-
tients at Christmas time.

BSA Awards Dinner

To Be Held Feb. 16
The Canal Zone Council of the
Boy Scouts of America will hold its
annual Awards and Recognition
Dinner on February 16, 1974.
James A. Hattrick, Dinner Com-
inittee General Chairman, called
the dinner the major occasion for
honoring adults who have con-
tributed to Scouting during the past
To be processed in time for the
dinner, nominations for the Silver
Beaver, Silver Fawn, and Las Bue-
nas Obras awards must be sub-
mitted not later than December 1.
This is an extension from the pre-
viously announced November 15
In addition to the higher awards
just mentioned, the dinner will also
honor adults whose efforts at the
unit, district, and council level have
made the local Boy Scout program
Canal Zone Council president,
Lt. Gov. Charles I. McGinnis de-
scribes the awards as covering the
whole spectrum of Scouters and as
originating in a truly grass roots
Dinner committee members are
completing plans to assure that
this years affair is one of the
most memorable of the Scouting

(Continued from p. 2)

remaining there until 1968, when
he returned to Fremont as general
manager for Latin America.
Goulet is married to the former
Carol Ruoff of the Canal Zone. The
Coulets have two daughters, Bev-
erly, a sophomore at Hope College,
Holland, Mich., and Stephanie, a
junior at Fremont High School.
His sister-in-law, Mrs. Robert
Berger, lives at Margarita.

The Isthmian Choral Society,
under the direction of S. Sgt.
George C. Spina, will present
"Soundscapes" at 8 p.m., Novem-
her 27, at the Balboa High School.

Members of Girl Scout Troops 21 and 77 give their
fullest attention to William M. Darlington, of the New
Orleans office of the U.S. Immigration and Naturaliza-
tion Service. Darlington, who came to the Isthmus

It's very difficult to talk to a deaf
person about hearing because he
does not hear what you have to say.
That's why health officials are
talking to those of you who still
have some hearing; more specifi-
cally, to those of you who want to
keep the hearing you have. Hear-
ing means different things to differ-
ent people. The conductor of a
symphony orchestra listens for the
finest, most subtle variations in the
total sound of his orchestra. The
aircraft pilot listens for the raucous
squawk of his stall warner. The
housewife for the bubbling of
dinner in the pot.
Everyone listens for different
things, and most everyone needs; to
hear to maintain proper contact
with his environment and the
people in it. When he does not
hear clearly, the input is garbled
and the output will be garbled. The
conductor who does not hear the
flutes and signals for more from the
flute will destroy the composition.
The pilot who does not hear the
stall warner may crash; the house-
wife who does not hear the bub-
bling in the pot may wind up with
a burned dinner in the garbage.
What you hear is very important-
what you do not hear may be very
Hearing loss may be due to many
things. Certain diseases may dam-
age or reduce your hearing. Just
the fact of a large number of birth-
days may be important. Internal
scars due to injury may be a factor
in many cases but only those cases

CZC Book Group

Will Meet Nov. 29
The Book Review Group of the
Canal Zone College Club will hold
its next meeting at the home of
Mrs. James C. Twomey. House 51,
94th Street, Paitilla Area, Panama,
at 9:30 a.m., November 29.
Mrs. John Baker will present the
book review for this meeting. Any-
one interested are invited and no
reservations are necessary.



which are due to mechanical causes
may be improved by medical or
surgical techniques. Those due to
nerve damage are not repairable.
You would not get over it, you
do not get used to it, it's gone for
good, you have "had it." The de-
structive influence is noise; mostly
unnecessary noise.
Its immediate effects may startle
you, disrupt your concentration or
relaxation. It can interfere with job
performance and safety, if loud
enough, cause pain and nausea. But
enough of it, long enough, and it
produces hearing loss. So wear
hearing protection where noise is
excessive-both on and off the job.
The hearing you save will be your

Library To Present

2 Films on Monday
The Canal Zone Library will
present the next films in its Great
Literature series at 7:30 p.m., No-
vember 26, in the Panama Canal
Training Center..The title of these
films are: Dr. Heidegger's Experi-
ment by Nathaniel Hawthorne and
My Old Man by Ernest Heming-
way. The public is invited free of

Swimming Relays

Planned for Dec. 8
The Canal Zone Swimming No-
vice Relays will be held at the Los
Rios Swimming Pool at 9 a.m. on
Saturday, December 8. Any swim-
mer who has not been entered in
a Qualifiers Meet in a specific
distance in his present age group
may enter this Novice Relay.
Entry forms may be obtained
from all Canal Zone pools and must
be returned to the Los Rios Swim-
ming Pool not later than Monday,
December 3.

Ernest W. Forrest of Cristobal, a central office repairman for the Canal
organization, recently completed a special study course of the operation,
testing and maintenance of dial PBX automatic telephone exchanges. The
course was conducted at GTE Automatic Electric's communications
training center at Northlake, I11. Forrest, a graduate of Cristobal High
School, has been with the Canal organization for 11 years. IHe and his
wife. LaDonna, have four children.

Learn ABC's

Of Suggestion

Do \ ou know your ABC's? Here
is an alphabet for suggesters. You
can learn more about the ABC's of
Sourl job 1) writing \ our ideas and
turning them in to the suggestion
Ask questions: Who, what, where,
when, why, how.
Be sure you are doing the job in
the best way.
Consider every angle of your job.
There's always a better way.
Develop a sense of curiosity. Why
do we do a job this way?
Eliminate duplication, wasted time,
or materials.
First be sure you know all about
your job, then suggest a better
Gain extra income through your
Hard work can often be lightened
bv using your ideas.
Ideas mean money and easier work
for everybody.
Just be alert, ideas are all around
you. Learn to recognize them.
Keep submitting suggestions. Good
ones always pay.
Let your supervisor help you work
out details. He'll be glad to help.
Make your past experience pay off
by suggesting better ways to do
a job.
Never overlook any step of your
work. Can it be improved?
Other fellows' complaints may
stimulate ideas for improvements.
Prepare suggestions completely.
Quit envying the fellow who gets
an award. You can win them too!
Remember to write down your
ideas so you won't forget them.
Study all parts of your work and
suggest a better way to do it.
Turn in your constructive sugges-
tions periodically.
Use all available help-your past
experience, reading, etc.
Very often a simple idea saves large
amounts of time or monev.
Watch every move you make and
look for an easier way to do your
X-tra money is waiting for your
good ideas.
You can add to your income by
submitting valuable ideas reg-
Zoom your income by turning in
your ideas.
See your supervisor or contact
the Incentive Awards Committee
Secretary in Room 110, Adminis-
tration Building, Balboa Heights,
telephone 52-7965, for a new sug-
gestion form. We need your better
wav ideas!

YMCA Offering

Body Building

Classes for Boys
The Balboa YMCA has, for ears,
offered a continuing program of
body building for boys age 12
through 17. The instructor, Louis
Scigliane, has been a volunteer
worker at the "Y" for 27 years.
The body building program is set
up on a continuing basis thereby
enabling interested boys to begin
their own body building program at
ami time. Personal attention is
gieii to each boy during his work-
(lasses are held from 3:30 to 5
p.m., Monday, Wednesday and
lFriday in the YMCA weight room.
Boys interested in beginning a pro-
gram of body building are invited
to stop by the YMCA and talk with

recently to conduct hearings and to issue U.S. citizen-
ship certificates, discussed the citizenship program.
Some of the Girls Scouts present were gathering
information for citizenship merit badges.


November 23, 1973

C.Z. College Magazine

Earns 1st Class Rating

The first issue of Salwater Pa-
pa, a, the new feature magazine at
Canal Zone College, has received a
First Class rating from the Asso-
ciated Collegiate Press. The rating
is equivalent to excellent and is sec-
o1nd only to the ACP's All Amer-
ican, which designates a publica-
tion as superior.
The magazine was published last
February and was on sale at the
retail stores until the second issue
replaced it on the stands in Sep-
tember. The second issue, which
features on the cover a 1946 year-
book photo of Panamanian Pres-
ident Demetrio "Jimmy" Lakas, is
due to be judged in December.
Copies of both issues are available
fr;>m the college. Sale price is .50
"You're off to a very good start,"
the ACP judge wrote in her detailed
critique of the magazine.
Regarding the general character
of the magazine, the critique stated:
"Saltwater Papaya is a very infor-
mative, readable general magazine.
Content balance is ver\ good and
so is the organization of content.
Features emphasize human inter-
est qualities, news features are well

Energy Conservation
(Continued from p. 1)
It is imperative that all employ-
ees practice energy conservation
both on and off the job to offset
the diminishing sources of fuel and
power. Rationing and similar re-
strictions appear to be closer than
previously predicted in the United
States and it can be assumed this
will affect the Canal Zone also. If
the community as a whole starts
nw) to conserve all forms of energy
and realizes the consequences of
continued waste, the results will
benefit the entire public.
Residential use of electricity ac-
counts for 18 percent of the total
power generated. It is estimated
that nearly half of this is used for
air-conditioning. The average U.S.-
citizen residence uses approximately
3,000 kWh each month. This re-
quires more than 345 gallons of
fuel, fuel that continues to be more
scarce and more costly. Approxi-
mately 7 million gallons of fuel is
required annually to supply res-
idential electricity requirements.
This exceeds the entire amount
needed for all transit operations, in-
cluding tugs, launches and dredges
and locks operations. Thriftier use
of electricity in the home will help
greatly in reducing fuel shortages.
The Energy Conservation Co-
ordinator, designated last July, will
monitor all Canal Zone conserva-
tion efforts. Periodic reports on the
subject will be published in future
SPILL.WAY articles.

researched, in-depth articles. Lay-
outs are carefully planned. Typo-
graphy is attractive."
In the judging the magazine
amassed a total of 1,470 points
with 1,450 the low score for First
Class and 1,700 the low score for
All American. The ACP has five
categories of ratings.
Saltwater Papaya is financed by
the Student Senate at Canal Zone
College and is written and edited
by the journalism classes there.
Other projects of the journalism
class include publication of a
weekly newspaper, Deviled Ham,
and of a feature page in the Sunday
Star & Herald.
Saltwater Papava was printed at
the Printing Plant in La Boca. Proc-
essing of the photographs was
handled by the Graphics Branch.

Postal Deadlines

Advanced Due to

Energy Shortage

The U.S. Postal Service has ad-
vised that because of the fuel
energy crisis declared recently by
President Nixon, ail postal patrons
are urged to post their domestic
and foreign Christmas mail 1 to 2
weeks earlier than was originally
According to a notice sent to
patrons by D. C. Rose, Canal Zone
Director of Posts, letters sent to the
United States by surface mail
should leave the Isthmus not later
than November 24. The surface
mail deadline for parcels already
has expired.
Airmail for letters to the 48 con-
tinental United States from the
Canal Zone should not leave later
than December 13 if they are to
be delivered before Christmas. Par-
cels should be sent by airmail not
later than December 7.
Letters destined for Alaska and
Hawaii by surface mail should
leave the Isthmus not later than
November 24. The deadline for
regular mail parcels has already
been passed. Airmail for these two
states should be posted not later
than December 10 with packages
leaving by December 3.
Deadline for international mail
to the following destinations is as
follows: Canada and Mexico, IE
member 2 for airmail and Novem-
ber 27 for air parcels. South and
Central America: airmail, Novem-
ber 30 and air parcels Novem-
ber 25. Europe, November 30 for
airmail and November 25 for air
parcels. Africa: November 27 for
airmail and November 22 for air
parcels. Far East and Near East:
airmail, November 27 and Novem-
ber 22 for air parcels.


Three experts huddle over a weather satellite photog-
raph to try to answer the question: What was the cause
and what will be the duration of the rain? From left

E&C Project
(Continued from p. 1)

While flooding brings a period
of peak activity and concern, it
ends with a collective sigh of relief
when the lake level is brought down
to the optimum point of 87.5 feet.
The daily report of December 15
will tell the tale. If it shows that
Gatun Lake has a water level of
87.5 feet and Madden Lake has a
level of 252.0 feet, Shaw and his
team of hydrologists, meteorol-
ogists and student assistants will
have successfully performed their
almost impossible task that will per-
mit most ships to transit the Canal
carrying maximum cargo thus
bringing maximum tolls, and hydro-
electric power will be plentiful.

Famous Drummer

Will Perform in

Panama Monday

The man Life magazine called
"the world's greatest rhythm
drunmmer"-Elvin Jones will appear
in concert in Panama Novem-
ber 26 at the Opera Theater.
The concert is part of his quin-
tet's triumphant Latin American
tour which began on October 17
and has taken the group to Quito,
Guayaquil, Santiago, Rio de Ja-
neiro and Bogota. The Panama con-
cert will be sponsored by the Pan-
amanian-North American Cultural
Center (CEPA). Curtain time will
be 8 p.m. Admission price is $4 per
Elvin Jones has long been
regarded as one of the driving
forces of modern jazz. It was Jones
who, in the early and mid 60's, pro-
vided the forceful rhythmic back-
ground for the pioneering efforts of
John Coltrane's quartet.
Newsweek magazine described
Jones' drum solos as "sonatas for
drums, exploring rhythms as other
instruments explore melodies." The
New York Times has classified
Jones' work as ". . . incomparably
the greatest to be heard in any
region of our musical culture."
Jones was born in Pontiac, Mich.,
as one of three talented brothers.
I ank, the oldest brother, is a well-
known jazz pianist and composer.
Thad is codirector of the Thad
Jones-Mel Lewis Big Band.

are: John Long, Assistant Chief, Meteorology and
Hydrographic Branch; Joseph Corelli, hydrologist; and
Michael Hart, meteorologist.


In-Service Employee Transfer-Vacancy Bulletin
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race,
religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor.

Brakeman MG-7 (Knowledge of English)___ _ --_ $2.06
Clerk-Stenographer NM-51 (Knowledge of Spanish desirable)_$7,737.60
Clerk-Typist NM-41 _ -------$6,947.20
Engineering Technician NM-4 -----$6,947.20"
Food Service Worker MG-2" (Shift work required) ----- $1.64
Food Service Worker MG-3" ------- - ---- $1.71
Janitor MG-2* ..----- -----------___---- - $1.64
Laborer MG-1* __________------- ---------------$1.60
Laborer MG-2* _---- ---- --- ---- $1.64
Laborer MG-2* - - -- ---- $1.64
Laborer MG-2* (Knowledge of English) --- $1.64
Laborer MG-3 ---------_____ $1.71
Laborer MG-3*" .-------------$1.71
Laborer MG-3* _ --- -----$1.71
Linehandler MG-4* (Part-Time NTE 30 hours week).---- $1.76
Marine Machinist MG-10 (Knowledge of English)
(Outside experience required) __---------$4.64
Motor Vehicle Operator MG-8 (Heavy trailer) (First 40 hours)
(Driver's license required) _ ___ _---- -$2.46
Nurse/Clinical Nurse NM-5/7
(Shift work required) __ ---- $8,236.80/$9,838.40
Nursing Assistant NM-3/4 (Female required)
(Shift work required)_ ---$4,617.60/$6,947.20
Plumber MG-10 (License is required) ....------ - $4.64
Staffing Clerk (Typing) NM-4 ----- ---- $6,947.20
Supervisory Distribution Facilities Specialist
NM-7/9n ___-- ---- -----$9,969.00/$12,167.00
Ward Service Aid NM-1" (Bilingual) (Male required) -. $3,328.00

Warehouseman MG-4*

Bureau Lo- Va-
or ca- can-
Dicision tion cics
Railroad A 1
C. Employ Off. P 1
Ports A 1
Electrical P 1
Coco Solo Hos. A 1
Palo Seco Hos. P 1
Mental H. C. P 1
Com. Serv. A 3
Railroad P 1
Engineering P 1
Cor. Serv. A 1
Storehouses P 1
Com. Serv. A 3
Railroad P 1
Ports P 1

Industrial A 3

Terminals P 5

Health A-P 1-1

Gorgas Hos. P 2
Maintenance P 1
Personnel P 1

Storehouses A 1
Gorgas Hos. P 1

-$1.76 Storehouses

Carpentry Worker MG-7 (Knowledge of English)
(NTE 5-25-74) (Swimming ability required) ---- 2.06 Locks A 6
Cement Worker MG-7 (Knowledge of English)
(Swimming ability required) (NTE 5-25-74) - --$2.06 Locks A 3
Cement Worker MG-6 (Knowledge of English)
(Swimming ability required) (NTE 5-25-74) --$1.89 Locks A 14
Clerk NM-2 (Knowledge of English) (NTE 5-25-74)- _ _$3,744.00 Locks A 2
Clerk-Typist NM-4 (NTE 5-25-74) -----$6,947.20 Locks A 1
Electrician Helper MG-5 (Knowledge of English)
(Swimming ability required) (NTE 5-25-74) .-----. . $1.83 Locks A 10
Janitor MG-1 (NTE 1 year) -......--.-------- -- $1.60 Gorgas Hos. P 4
Laborer MG-3 (Knowledge of English)
(Swimming ability) (NTE 5-25-74) ---. ------ -.$1.71 Locks A 34
Machinist Helper MG-5 (Knowledge of English)
(Swimming ability required) (N1E 5-25-74) ---- $1.83 Locks A 37
Mechanical Engineer NM-5/7 (Driver's license required)
`NTE 4 months) $7,737.60/$9,526.40 Maintenance P 1
Occupational Health Nurse NM-7 (NTE 4-13-74) --- $9,526.40 Locks A 2
Painter Helper MG-5 (NTE 6-22-74) .. --- -- - $1.83 Maintenance P 4
Painter Helper MG-5 (NTE 6-22-74) (High work) ..--... -- $1.83 Maintenance P 2
Painting Worker MG-7 (Knowledge of English)
(NTE 6-22-74) (Swimming ability) .... $2.06 Locks A 36
Painting Worker MG-7 (High work) (NTE 6-22-74) $2.06 Maintenance P 30
Painting Worker MG-7 (NTE 6-22-74)- $2.06 Maintenance P 55
Painting Worker Leader CL-7 (High work) (NiE 6-22-74) .$2.54 Maintenance P 2
Safety Specialist NM-7 (NTE 5-25-74) $9,526.40 Locks A 1
Time and Leave Clerk NM-3 (Knowledge of English)
(NTE 5-25-74) -- -- ---- - $4,617.60 Locks A 3
Tools and Parts Attendant MG-6
(Knowledge of English) (NTE 5-25-74) $1.89 Locks A 3
Welder MG-10 (Knowledge of English)
(Swimming ability required) (NTE 5-25-74) $4.66 Locks A 9
Walder Helper MG-5 (Knowledge of English)
(Swimming ability required) (NTE 5-25-74) $1.83 Locks A 22
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 ahown
will be increased for U.S. citizens by the appropriate differential plus a taf factor where aoppli
cable. 1 Indicates a written test requirement. ' Signifies a security po tion to be filled nnly by
a U.S. citizen. Further information may be obtained from the Emplryment and Plar'.iment Branch,
telerhons" 52-7996, 52-7501, or 43-1288. Employing officials should not be contacted directly.
* Subject to reclassification as Worker Traine MG-1/NM-1. Emp' :ye presently in the
Worker Trainee Program may apply for reassignment within the program.

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T -

Sending molas for Christmas
gifts? Include a copy of the
Special Edition of the PANAMA
CANAL IEVIEW. It will tell your friends
vccrything they always wanted to know about molas.
It also has information about other Panamanian handicrafts
and tourist attractions. Now on sale at Panama Canal retail
stores and military exchanges on both sides of the Isthmus.
The price, which includes mailing envelope and greeting
card, is SI.

Mais de 59 Ailos al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Vol. XII, No. 23 Viernes 23 de Noviembre de 1973

Se Reducira

Consumo de

Al empeorar la crisis de energia
el6ctrica, la empresa del Canal y el
Comando Sur estAn considerando
medidas y normas comunes. Se es-
pera expedir pronto un comunica-
do conjunto en el que se delineara
un program de conservaci6n para
todos los residents de la Zona del
La situaci6n de la energia en la
Zona del Canal es mas critical en
lo que se refiere a la consecuci6n
de combustible para general elec-
tricidad. Durante afios, los compro-
misos de entrega de combustibles
para general electricidad eran otor-
gados por los abastecedores en
base annual. Pero la escasez mun-
dial de petr6leo, junto con los re-
cortes hechos en el Medio Orien-
te, han dado por resultado que los
abastecedores a la Zona del Canal
s61o hagan compromises a corto
plazo para entrega de combustibles.
Tal escasez se presentara cuando
estarA limitada la generaci6n hi-
droel6ctrica, lo que podra dar por
resultado interrupciones programa-
das en el servicio.
Es imperative que todos los em-
pleados ahorren energia el6ctrica,
tanto en sus casas como en sus tra-
bajos, para compensar la reducci6n
en el suministro de combustible y
en la generaci6n de electricidad.
Otras medidas restrictivas podrian
estar mas cerca de lo previsto en
los Estados Unidos, y puede espe-
rarse que afecten tambi6n la Zona
del Canal. Si la comunidad comien-
za a ahorrar energia el6ctrica y
adquiere conciencia de los efectos
que puede tener el exceso en el
consume, se beneficiarAn todos.
La electricidad residential con-
sume aproximadamente el 18 por
ciento del total de energia gene-
rada. Se calcula que alrededor de
(Contintia en la pdgina 4)

Ascendido i

El Panamehc

Jorge Luis Munoz, consagrado
empleado de la Divisi6n de Alma-
cenes, ha sido ascendido al cargo
do Especialista Supervisor dc Ins-
talaciones de Distribuci6n, jefe de
la Secci6n B, del Ramo de Alma-
cenaje, convirtiendose asi en el
primer panamenio en desempeiar
esa alta posici6n.
Antes de ser ascendido, a su ac-
tual cargo, Munoz desempefi6 la
posici6n de T6cnico de Distribu-
ci6n de Abastos (Gerente del De-
p6sito de Muebles y Enseres de la
Division de Almacenes).
La distinci6n a que se ha hecho
acreedor Munioz es el product de
su consagraci6n y eficiencia, demos-
trados en los 5 aiios y 5 ineses que
tiene de servir a la empresa del
Canal. Ingres6 al Canal el 19 de
julio de 1968, luego de haber obtc-
nido su titulo de licenciado en ad-
ministraci6n de negocios, con espe-
cializaci6n en finanzas, en el Cali-
fornia State College.
Munfoz se siente orgulloso de
la trayectoria de superacion que lo
ha levado a lograr triunfos acad6-
micos y en su trabajo. Criado "en
una vida de trabajo", seg6n el mis-
mo lo expresa, lleg6 a "fregar pla-
tos en restaurants y a cortar hier-
ba en muchos jardines california-
nos", para poder estudiar.

Elevan Gat6n y Madden

A sus Maximos Niveles

. *

Germnin Flores (sentado), tecnico meteor6logo y Joseph Brady, hidr6logo,
interpretan cartas sismogrAficas para determinar la localizaci6n del epicen-
tro de una perturbaci6n sismica. Este es tambi6n uno de los deberes de
los empleados del Ramo de Meteorologia e Hidrografia.

Aceptan Postulaciones

Para Gran Premio Anual

La empresa del Canal de Pana-
mia esta aceptando postulaciones
para el otorgamiento del premio
annual por Servicios Piblicos del
Canal de Panama.
El Gobernador W. P. Leber es-
tableci6 dicho premio en 1970
para hacer reconocimiento de los
residents y entidades del Istmo
que han ayudado al Canal de Pa-
nams a Ilevar a cabo su misi6n y
por trabajo y servicios voluntaries
prestados a la comunidad local.
El premio, que consist en un
certificado que Ileva la fotografia
del Presidente de los Estados Uni-
dos v del Gobernador de la Zona
del Canal, es otorgado a individuos

una di

a Alto Cargo 6n

J. L. Munoz F


Jorge L. Muiioz
Su escuela secundaria la termin6
en el Institute Nacional de Panama'
en 1960, e inmediatamente obtuvo
empleo en la sucursal del Chase
Manhattan Bank en la Plaza 5 de
Mayo. Habia logrado antes su ti-
tulo de perito commercial en la Es-
cuela Tecnica de Contabilidad y
Comercio. Mientras trabajaba, aho-
rr6 dinero para proseguir studios
universitarios, e ingres6 al Chap- Muv v
man College de California, para del Ca
cumplir studios preuniversitarios. noviem
(Continfia en la pdgina 4) ci6n. I

y entidades seleccionadas para
este, el mis alto honor que da el
Cobierno de la Zona del Canal.
Cada certificado va acompafiado
de un medall6n de oro, plata o
El medall6n de oro se otorga por
actos, servicios y contribuciones
que hayan tenido impact sobre
toda la empresa del Canal de Pa-
namA o sobre la comunidad integra
del Istmo; el de plata, para los ac-
tos, servicios o contribuciones que
havan sido de impact en una di-
recci6n de la empresa o en las co-
munidades del AtlAntico o del Pa-
cifico, mientras que el de bronce
se otorga a los que hayan servido a

vision, poblacion o instala-
(Continia en la pdgina 4)
- m..

Con la misma ansiedad con que
los campesinos del interior esperan
las lluvias en abril, asi observa Wil-
liam B. Shaw las lluvias de no-
viembre. Como Jefe del Ramo de
Meteorologia e Hidrografia de la
via acuatica, Shaw es el responsa-
ble de la vida misma de la opera-
ci6n del Canal, el abasto de agua
y de energia hidroelectrica, que a
su vez dependent de las lluvias.
La gran cantidad de agua que se
necesita para el. trnsito de naves,
la principal misi6n del Canal, y
general energia hidroelectrica se
embalsa en los Lagos Gatun y
Madden durante la estaci6n Iluvio-
sa. Se necesita un delicado balance,
llevado a cabo por Shaw y sus hi-
dr6logos y meteor6logos, para con-
seguir un adecuado nivel de agua
en los lagos.
El proyecto del mes de la Direc-
ci6n de Ingenieria y Construcci6n
para el mes de noviembre consiste
en controlar el nivel del Lago Ga-
t6n y del Lago Madden a una altu-
ras no mayores de 87.5 y 252.0 pies
respectivamente, entire esta 6poca y
a mediados de diciembre.
La operaci6n del Canal require
una enorme cantidad de agua. Cada
vez que un buque transit por la
via interoceinica, se usan 52 millo-
nes de galones. Durante la estaci6n
lluviosa, dicha agua se recupera
continuamente. Durante este pe-
riodo de abundancia es cuando
debe guardarse el agua para que
hava suficiente durante los duros
meses de la estaci6n seca, cuando
el agua se utiliza todos los dias,
pero no se recupera con las lluvias.
Debido a que las lluvias pueden
cesar, como en efecto han cesado,
durante noviembre, el equipo de
Meteorologia e Hidrografia hace
todo lo que puede para llenar los
lagos hasta los niveles que la expe-
riencia sefiala que permitiran una
operaci6n normal del Canal duran-
te los meses de sequia.
Pero cuando las lluvias persisten,
se present otra clase de problema.
Mientras que el nivel de 87.5 pies

isitada estA siendo diariamente la Exhibici6n
nal de PanamA que se inici6 el lunes 12 de
bre en la Rotonda del Edificio de Administra-
La exposici6n de diapositivas iluminadas, cua-

en el Lago Gat6n es el ideal, s61o
unas 12 pulgadas mis y el desbor-
damiento dafiaria las Esclusas de
Catin y de Pedro Miguel.
Como parte de un complicado
(Contin6a en la pdgina 4)

Se Ofrece una

Exhibicion en

La Rotonda
"Barcos que Usan el Canal", es
el tema de la 1ltima exhibici6n que
se esti presentando en la rotonda
del Edificio de Administraci6n en
Balboa Heights.
La atracci6n principal ponsiste
en transparencias a colors de al-
gunas de las naves comerciales y
militares que han transitado por la
via interoceanica, desde los anti-
guos veleros hasta los gigantes que
transitan por el Canal hoy en dia,
rompiendo todas las marcas.
Tambi6n se exhiben reproduccio-
nes de una de las primeras "muli-
tas" que se usaron en las esclusas
y de un carro volquete iisado du-
rante los dias de la construcci6n.
Un model del acorazado Missouri,
cuva manga de 108 pies lo convir-
ti6 en el buque mas ancho que
hava pasado por el Canal es otra de
las atracciones que se exhiben.
Muchos de los models de naves
han sido prestados a la Oficina de
Informaci6n del Canal por las
agencies de navegaci6n locales.
La present semana fie afiadi-
do a la exhibici6n el model de in
barco de la clase del Tokyo Bay,
que derrib6 todas las marcas de
carga y de peajes, cuando transit
por el Canal en abril de 1972.
La exposici6n permanecera en la
rotonda hasta el 14 de diciembre,
cuando se convertirl en parte de la
exhibici6n que el Canal de PanamA
present en las ferias que se cele-
bren en el interior de PanamA y en
actividades especiales.
.-.._.. -um


dros y trabajos artisticos, se mantendra en la Rotonda
por 1 mes y serA presentada como atracci6n adicional
en las Ferias Nacionales en que est6 representada la
empresa del Canal.



Noviembre 23, 1973

Oente en la Noticia IEiui �an i Lt

Rigoberto Moreno Fierro, alumno
del Instituto Justo Arosenena, es
uno de los estudiantes graduandos
de planteles escolares de Panamai
v la Zona del Canal que realizan
su prictica de oficina en depen-
dencias del Canal de Panama. Na-
cido en PenonomB, Moreno pas6 a
vivir a muy temprana edad a la
ciudad de Panama, en donde hizo
su escuela primaria y realize ahora
sus studios de secundaria. La pri-
maria la hizo en la Escuela Repu-
blica de Colombia, en donde su
madre, la Sra. Fulvia F. de Moreno
es maestra, y espera graduarse de
bachiller en comercio bilingiie el
pr6ximo 21 de diciembre en el Ins-
lituto Justo Arosemena. Rigoberto,
quien acaba de terminar su prActica
de oficina en el Departamento de
Microfilm de la Contraloria, pro-
vecta continuar studios superio-
res el pr6ximo afio en Panami. Si
obtiene un empleo permanent, in-
gresari a la Universidad de Pana-
mai a estudiar economic. Pero en
caso contrario ingresari a la Uni-
versidad Santa Maria La Antigua
para estudiar diplomacia. Dice Mo-
reno que le atraen ambas profesio-
nes y que, por otra parte, ya tiene
la orientaci6n adecuada para estu-
diarlas. Las funciones de Rigober-
to en el Departamento de Micro-
film incluyen la revision de micro-
filmaciones y la correcci6n de erro-
res, preparar tarjetas de planilla,
obtener informes del tiempo y otras
tareas relacionadas. Actualmente es
fiscal del Club de Estudiantes de
su sal6n, agrupaci6n que se ocupa
en organizer diversas actividades
de tipo social. En el IJA, su Alma
Mater, Rigoberto ha tenido oportu-
nidad de practicar sus deportes fa-
voritos y ha sobresalido en various
de ellos. Perteneci6 al equipo de
fHtbol que ocup6 el tercer lugar en
la Liga Interna de FFtbol del plan-
tel, en la cual participaron 16 equi-
pos. Se desempefi6 bien como por-
tero de su onceno. Tambien ha par-
ticipado en competencias de nata-

Desde cl 23 hasta el 29 de Noviembre de 1973

Sibado-Hondo And The Apache y The
Impossible Years (G)
Domingo-Ben (PG)
Lunes (Preestreno)-Shaft In Africa (R)
Miercoles-Brother Sun, Sister Moon (G)
Jueves-Buck And The Preacher y In Cold
Blood (PG)
Aire Acondicionado
Viernes, 10:00 p.m.-Island Of Terror
(96 min) (G)
Sabado-Incredible Mr. Limpet y Vengeance
Of Fu Manchu (G)
Domingo-Shaft's Big Score y Cool Breeze (R)

Lunes-Operation Crossbow (G)
Martes-Bye, Bye Braverman y The Naked
Runner (PG)
Miercoles-1776 (G)
Jueves-Butterflies Are Free (PG)
GUIA DE PELICULAS: (G) Audiencia general.
Se permitiri la entrada de personas de
todas las edades. (PG) Se sugiere la Gula
de los Padres, pues parte de la pelicula
no sera apta para nines. (R) Restringida.
Los j6venes de menos de 17 aios no seran
admitidos, a no ser que lleguen acompa-
nados de uno de los padres o par su guar-
dian legal. (X) No se admitir6 menores de
17 asos. (SIT) Pelicula con titulos en
espa ol.

S* En colors. Suieto a cambios sin previo aviso.

ci6n y recientemente tom6 algunas
classes de karate junto a otros ami-
gos en San Miguelito. "Aprendi lo
suficiente como para defenderme",
dice a continuaci6n. Hasta hace al-
g6n tiempo, Rigoberto tambien
practice informalmente el levanta-
miento de pesas y adquiri6 un
equipo para practicar el deported en
su casa. "Llegu6 a levantar unas
25 libras sobre mi peso", afiade,
"que es bastante bueno para un
aficionado". El joven estudiante no
s6lo distrae su tiempo libre en el
deported. Es aficionado a la m6sica
clAsica, y ese pasatiempo lo ha in-
ducido a coleccionar casettess" y
discos. De su colecci6n prefiere las
interpretaciones inspiradas en obras

-,;, , . - .. ." ,- ? . -. . . .

A . . . ,

El Ing. Ricardo M. Gutierrez, Agr6nomo Administrativo del Ramo de
Ornato y Aseo, y Ricardo Cox, obrero de esa dependencia observan al
capataz obrero Samuel Boyce cuando plant uno de los arbustos orna-
mentales en los alrededores del Edificio del Consejo Civico de Gamboa.
Los trabajos de jardineria en ese edificio forman parte del program de
ornato que se realize permanentemente en la Zona del Canal.

de Beethoven y de Paganini. De
aquel le gusta "La Pastoral" y el
"Concierto N9 4 de Violines".
Tambien es aficionado a la lectura,
recordando entire las que mAs le
han impresionado Las Mil v Una
Noches y Maria, de Jorge Isaac.
Refiri6ndose a su experiencia con
el Canal dice que "he aprendido
bastante y, sobre todo, hecho exce-
lentes amistades", lo cual le he
proporcionado la oportunidad de
practicar el ingles.


Un Festival

Los Cavaliers
El Club Cavaliers adelanta los
planes para la celebraci6n de su
traditional Festival Bailable del
Dia de la Madre el pr6ximo sAba-
do 8 de diciembre, en el Jardin
Costa de Oro de la ciudad de
Col6n. El Club Cavaliers lo inte-
gran muchos empleados del Canal
de Panama.
Como atracci6n especial se ofre-
cerA a los asistentes a esta activi-
dad con que el club rinde su home-
naje a la madre panamefia, un gran
desfile de modas. La agrupaci6n ha
dispuesto este afio rifar valiosos
premios que jugaran con las tres
filtimas cifras del sorteo de la Lo-
teria del domingo anterior al fes-
tival, para quienes adquieran y
cancelen sus boletos antes de cele-
brarse el festival.
Los boletos para participar en
esta actividad, que sera' amenizada
por la Banda Brava y los Dinimi-
cos Exciters, se pueden adquirir de
los miembros del club, o llaniando
a los telefonos 47-0857, 47-3025,
47-4410, 47-6509, 47-7249 y 47-
8074 en el sector AtlAntico, y en
el tel6fono 52-4583 en Pedro Mi-

Spillway del Canal de Panama PROGRARA

Gobernador Vicegobernador Director
de la Zona del Canal de Informacidn
El SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA es una publicaci6n official del Canal de
Panama, en Balboa Heights, Z. del C. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya fuere
verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6nica o noticia aqui aparecida, sin necesidad
de solicitud expresa. El material que se desee publicar en el SPILLWAY
deber, estar en la Oficina de Prensa del Canal de Panama a mas tardar el
lunes a las 4 p.m. de la semana de publicaci6n. Solamente el material urgente
puede ser recibido y procesado para ser usado la misma semana a mAs tardar
el martes al mediodia. Distribuci6n gratis a todos los empleados del Canal
de Panama. Valor de la subscripci6n para otros $2.60 al aino. Por Correo
Aereo $10 al ano. Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos a The Panama
Canal Company y dirigidos a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions, Box M, Balboa
Heights, C.Z.

Noviembre 28-Fecha en que se
conmemora la Independencia de
PanamA de Espaiia, ocurrida en
el afio de 1821. Tambi6n se cele-
bra ese dia el aniversario de la
fundaci6n del Cuerpo de Bom-
beros de PanamA (1887). Es dia
de fiesta national.
Diciembre 8-Dia dedicado a hon-
rar a la Madre en la Republica
de PanamA. Es dia de fiesta na-
cional, y se observa principal-
mente con actos religiosos.

10:30-De Mujer A Mujer
11:15-La Cocina Oster
12:00-La Cuerda Floja
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Polla Musical y
6:00-La Tribu Brady
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-El Especial
8:30-El Edificio de
9:30-Operacidn Rescate
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
9:30-La Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
12:00-Suerte y Alegria
12:30-Ladr6n Sin Destino
1:30-El Santo
4:30-Los Invencibles
7:00-Papa Coraz6n
8:00-Super Estreno
10:30-Los Comandos de
11:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
12:00-La Tremenda Corte
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:30-Plaza Sdsamo "
4:30-Colorin Colorado (vivo)

6:00-Hermanos Coraje *
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Sombras Tenebrosas
8:30-Las Calles de S. F'co
10:30-Ultimas Naticias
11:00-La Guerra de
Tom Grattam
11:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
12:00-La Tremenda Corte
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:30-Plaza Sesamo *
4:30-Colorin Colorado (vivo)
5:00-El Show Batfink
5:30-Pantera Rosa
6:00-Hermanos Coraje *
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Sombras Tenebrosas
8:30-Cine Favorito
10:00-Detective Smith
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-Alta Temperatura
11:30-Dick Van Dyke

11:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
12:00-Suerte y Alegrfa
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:30-Plaza Sesamo *
4:30-Colorin Colorado (vivo)
5:00-Mister Magoo
5:30-Fibrica de Sonrisas
6:00-Hermanos Coraje *
6:30-Tevedis Informa
7:30-Sombras Tenebrosas

8:30--Kung Fu
9:30-Misi6n Imposible
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-El Astuto
11:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
12:00-La Tremenda Corte
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:30-Plaza Sdsamo,*
4:30-Colorin Colorado (vivo)
5:30-El Pajaro Loco
6:00-Hermanos Coraje *
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Sombras Tenebrosas
8:30-Agencia X
9:00-Los Atrevidos
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-Johnny Midnight
11:30-Profundidad 05
11:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
12:00-La Tremenda Corte
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:30-Plaza S6samo *
4:30-Colorin Colorado (vivo)
5:00-Calvin y el Coronel
5:30-Festival de ClAsicos
6:00-Hermanos Coraje *
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Sombras Tenebrosas
9:30-La Hora Macabra
10:30-Ultimas Noticias

Cg;a" ]Lit a:,& *" En colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.

SABADO 4:30-Misi6n Impredecible
9:30-Comunidad Educativa 5:00-Aguila Blanca
10:00-Camino de la Verdad 5:30-Lassie
10:30-Festival de Cartones 6:00-Sir Francis Drake
11:00-Mi Mama es un 6:30-Telenoticias
Convertible 7:30-Forum
11:30-Los 3 Chiflados 8:00-Novela
12:00-Ultraman 9:00-La Mujer Prohibida
12:30-Nuestros Vecinos 10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
1:00-Informative del Mediodia 10:15-Cine Colosal
1:30-Ahora * 11:00-Catedral de la Vida
2:00-Victor Martinez Blanco *




-Tarzan MARTES
-Jim West 11:00-Nuestro Mundo *
-Telenoticias 11:15-Los 3 Chiflados
-Cannon 11:45-Patrulla de Caminos
-Emergencia 12:15-Ajiia con Piporro
-La Ley del Revilver 1:00-Informativo del Mediodia
-Yo Fui Criminal 1:30-Maria Teresa
-Pensamiento Religioso 2:30 Mis Tres Amores
3:00--Cuando Se Quiere
-Festival de Cartones 3:30-Ventana del Mundo*
-Documental 4:00-Los Beverly Ricos
Santa Misa 4:30-Misi6n Impredecible
-Todo par la Patria 5:00-Aguila Blanca
-Salvese Quien Pueda 5:30-Lassie
Sonata Sagrada 6:00-Sir Francis Brake
-El Mundo Maravilloso de 6:30-Telenoticias
los Juguetes de Felix 7:30-Capulina
-Musical Espectacular � 8:00-Novela
-Domingo Deportivo 9:00-La Mujer Prohihida
-Supercomedia 10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutes
-Los Juguetes de Bon Bini 10:15-Cine Colosal
-Bonanza 11:00-Pensamiento Religioso
-El FBI en Acciin
-Marcus Welby 11:00-Los 3 Chiflados
-Los Intocables 11:30-Patrulla de Caminos

11:00-Nuestro Mundo �
11:15-Los 3 Chiflados
11:45-Patrulla de Caminos
1:00-Informativo del Mediodia
1:30-Maria Teresa
2:30-Mis Tres Amores
3:00-Cuando Se Quiere
Ser Feliz
3:30-Mundo Insolito"
4:00-Los Beverly Ricos

12:00-Sorteo del Miercolito
12:15-Caleidoscopio *
1:00-Informativo del Mediodia
1:30-Maria Teresa
2:30-Mis Tres Amores
3:00-Cuando Se Quiere
Ser Feliz
4:00-Los Beverly Ricos
4:30-Misi6n Impredecible
5:00-Aguila Blanca
6:00-Sir Francis Drake

7:30-Que Feo Mateo
9:00-La Mujer Prohibida
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal
11:00-Catedral de la Vida

11:00-Nuestro Mundo *
11:15-Los 3 Chiflados
11:45-Patrulla de Caminos
12:15-Jueves Estelares
1:00--nformativo del Mediodia
1:30-Maria Teresa
2:30-Mis Tres Amores
3:00-Cuando Se Quiere
Ser Feliz
4:00-Los Beverly Ricos
4:30-Misi6n Impredecible
5:00-Aguila Blanca
6:00-Los Juguetes de Aldens
7:30-EI Tornillo
9:00-La Mujer Prohibida
10:00--uesti6n de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal
11:00-Pensamiento Religioso

-Los 3 Chiflados
-Patrulla de Caminos
-Informativo del Mediodia
Maria Teresa
-Mis Tres Amores
-Cuando Se Quiere
Ser Feliz
-Los Beverly Ricos
-Misi6n Impredecible
-Aguila Blanca
-Grupo 21
-La Mujer Prohibida
Cuestion de Minutos
-La Hora Cero
-Catedral do la Vida

Pagina 2


Noviembre 23, 1973


Logra Distinci6n en Corea

Ex Residente de Paraiso

Federico Jones, Sargento del
Ej6rcito de los Estados Unidos de
servicio en Seil, Corea, recibi6 re-
cientemente la Medalla de Reco-
nocimiento por servicio meritorio
en la Rep6blica de Corea durante
el period comprendido entire julio
de 1971 y agosto de 1973.

Dan Detalles de

Las Elecciones

En el Atlantico
Victor H. Archbold, secretario
de correspondencia del Consejo Ci-
vico de Rainbow City, ha dado a
la publicidad el estado en que que-
dara integrado el Consejo Civico
Latinoamericano del sector Atlln-
Los delegados, elegidos por un
period de 2 ailos, para el Distrito
de Camp Coiner-Mount Hope-
Camp Bierd-Mindi, son los siguien-
tes: Saturnin G. Maug6, Phillip
Henry, Sra. Estella de Sobers, Cle-
ment McFarlane, Roy S. Meade,
Jasper J. Richards. Los suplentes,
que fueron elegidos por 1 aio, son:
Sra. Dorothy de Evans, Sra. Velta
de Lowe, Oscar A. Lowe y Michael
H. Barnett. Los delegados reteni-
dos, que terminaran de cumplir su
period de 2 afios, para el que fue-
ron electos el afio pasado, son: Wil-
fred E. Barrow, Roy S. Watson,
Srta. Beverly Prescott, Cedric Git-
tens, Jr., Dimas Cortez y Winston
O. Thomas.
En el Distrito de Rainbow City-
Rainbow City Heights fueron ele-
gidos por 2 afios Victor H. Arch-
hold, Sra. Rose de Mignott, Alfonso
S. Charles, Alexander Hudson, Sra.
Ruth de Hudson y Roy M. Green.
Quedaron de suplentes por 1 afio:
Sra. Gladys de Soley, Egbert Willies
y Byron Graves. Los retenidos, que
cumplirin el segundo afio del ne-
riodo para el que fueron electos
son: Holden L. Cockburn, Robert
R. Urquhart, Sra. Thelma de
Charles, Rupert S. Beckford, H6c-
tor M. DeSousa y Alberto H.
La nueva directive, presidida por
Wilfred H. Barrow, fue anunciada
anteriormente en el SPILLWAY.

El Sargento Jones quien pertene-
cia a la Guardia de Banderas del
89 Ejrcito de los Estados Unidos,
es hijo de Stanley Jones, lubrica-
dor con la Divisi6n de Dragado
desde hace 34 afios, y la Sra. Ivy
Mangaroo de Jones. Jones desem-
pcfia sus funciones con el Canal en
la draga Las Cascadas, en done
goza del aprecio de compafieros y
superiores jerArquicos.
El joven military naci6 en Pana-
ma e hizo sus studios primaries y
secnndarios en Paraiso. Alli comen-
z6 una afici6n que habria de per-
feccionar al trasladarse a Nueva
York para ingresar al ej6rcito. Se
dedic6 a tomar fotografias de cuan-
ta competencia deportiva celebrara
su Alma Mater, y en ]a gran me-
tr6poli estadounidense tom6 cursos
especializados de fotografia, reci-
biendo tres diplomas de la German
Steel School of Photographers.
Federico Jones tambien se aplic6
aqui en el dibujo, afici6n que le
ayudaria en sus inquietudes por la
fotografia artistic. Se active tam-
bien en el Escultismo de la Zona
del Canal, llegando a ser dirigente
Mientras estuvo en el Istmo tom6
un curso en la Escuela de Aviaci6n
de CurundA, y mantiene corres-
pondencia con miembros de esa es-
cuela y con la organizaci6n escul-
tista de la Zona del Canal.
El joven Jones ingres6 al Ejrcito
en 1971 y casi enseguida pas6 a
servir en Corea del Sur.
Hasta hace poco mAs de 1 mes
estuvo sirviendo en la capital de
Corea, pero fue trasladado a Vir-
ginia, Estados Unidos, en donde se
encuentra actualmente. Es soltero.
El padre de Jones es muy active
en su comunidad y actualmente
pertenece al Consejo Civico de
Santa Cruz. La seiiora de Jones es
una religiosa devota, y pertenece a
la Asociaci6n de Damas de la Pa-
rroquia de San Jos6, en Paraiso.
Los esposos Jones tienen otro
hijo: la Srta. Winifred Jones, de
19 afios de edad, quien es graduan-
da en la Escuela Secundaria de
Paraiso. Tambi6n toma cursos de
ciencias y educaci6n fisica en la
Universidad de la Zona del Canal.
Aprovecha sus tiempos libres para
trabajar en el Almacen de Balboa.

El Sargento Federico Jones, de la Guardia de Banderas del 80 Ejercito de
los EE. UU., presta ayuda a los exploradores Bobby Chubb centroo) y
Frank E. Goseco, de la Tropa 80 del Distrito Scout de Corea, mientras
parlicipan en una ceremonia religiosa de la Reserva Militar Youngsan,
en Seil. Jones, quien se gradu6 en Paraiso y cuyo padre trabaja con la
Division de Dragado del Canal, recibi6 la distinci6n por Servicios Meri-
torios ofrecidos al Ejercito en Corea, de julio de 1971 a agosto de 1973.
Ahora presta servicios en Virginia, Estados Unidos.

Su Buena Sugerencia Puede

Darle Ingresos Adicionales

Las ideas, traducidas en sugeren-
cias, pueden resultar de gran be-
neficio propio y de la unidad o di-
visi6n a la que sirva un einpleado.
Una gran cantidad de sugerencias
hechas por empleados del Canal
han sido adoptadas, Ilegando a
influir notablemente en el mejora-
miento de la eficiencia y en la
reducci6n de los costs de opera-
ci6n de unidades de la via Inter-
Al tiempo que el responsible de
una sugerencia beneficiosa es pre-
miado en la empresa del Canal por
el Comite de Premios por Incenti-
vos, ello estimula su imaginaci6n
y, por supuesto, el empleado se
siente satisfecho de contribuir con
su talent a mejorar el sistema de
He aqui algunas guias que po-
dran ser de estimulo a la ima-
ginaci6n para producer ideas y
sugerencias, que a su vez deben
remitirse a la oficina del Canal
encargada de tender tales inicia-

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Charles L. Latimer, Jr., Segundo Superintendente de
la Division de Escuelas, aparece en la foto junto a un
grupo de estudiantes de la Escuela Nocturna Oficial
de PanamA, que realizan su period de prActica de
oficina con esa dependencia del Canal. De izquierda a

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derecha: Verica P. Carter, Yolanda E. Patino, Pamela
Lee, el Dr. Latimer, Berna E. Myles y Luz Maritza
Escobar. No aparece en la foto la Srta. Elisa Hernfn-
dez del mismo plantel, quien tambi6n realize su prAc-
tica de oficina en la Divisi6n de Escuelas.

Consider todos los aspects de
su trabajo. Hallar, que siempre hay
una forma mejor de realizar sus
Desarrolle su curiosidad. Pre-
gIntese por qu6 raz6n se efectuan
las tareas en un orden determinado,
y busque una forma mas simple y
menos costosa;
En el conocimiento cabal de
todos los detalles de un trabajo pue-
den descubrirse duplicaci6n de fun-
ciones, tareas innecesarias o el uso
de equipo de oficina o materials
que no son necesarios para el efi-
ciente desemperio de las funciones
de la oficina o taller. Sugerencias
encaminadas a obviar tales trAmites
o el uso de material innecesario
serin seguramente acogidas, y el
empleado justamente premiado;
Tareas realmente pesadas pue-
den ser aliviadas mediante la apli-
caci6n del ingenio. En no pocos
casos fases pesadas y agobiantes del
trabajo han sido sorteadas, gracias
a una buena idea aportada por un
empleado deseoso de simplificar las
tareas con el menor costo possible,
y sin afectar la eficiencia de su
Asegirese que conoce perfecta-
mente su trabajo. Una vez logrado.
ponga a trabajar su imaginaci6n;
Estd siempre alerta en el desem-
pefio de sus funciones. Al tiempo
que se evita inconvenientes, tal vez
de ese celo puedan surgir ideas que
resulten provechosas;
Intercambie puntos de vista.
Ello tal vez le induzca a crear ideas
para mejorar la eficiencia. Recuer-
de que una buena sugerencia puede
producirle dividends;
Emplee toda su experiencia en
trabajos anteriores, la lectura u
otros medios para activar su ima-
Las indicaciones u observacioncs
de otras personas podrian guiarlo
a la creatividad. No hay que sub-
estimar las "pequefias cosas" del
trabajo propio; tal vez ellas pueden
ser el camino para crear nuevas
Observe inquisitivamente a su
alrededor. QuizAs encuentre la luz
que Ic conduzca a lograr sugeren-
cias aceptables.
Una vez concebida una idea, co-
muniquela al supervisor inmedia-
to o p6ngase en comunicaci6n con
la Secretaria del Comit6 de Pre-
mios por Incentivos en la Oficina
110 del Edificio de Administraci6n,
Balboa Heights, tel6fono 52-7965,
\- solicite un formulario de suge-
rencias. Rccuerde que las ideas
sobre como hacer las cosas mejor,
por pequefias que puedan parc-
cerle, son siempre tiles.

Fijan Areas

Para Operar

Las regulaciones para operar mi-
nimotos han sido limitadas estricta-
mente a ireas especificas en la Zona
del Canal, en donde por lo menos
un area en cada sector del Istmo
ha sido reservada para este prop6-
En el sector Pacifico, la opera-
ci6n de minimotos con capacidad
hasta de 90 cc. ha sido limitada a
la parte occidental de las Esclusas
de Miraflores. EstA prohibido ope-
rar estos vehiculos en Areas resi-
En el sector Atlantico, el uso de
minimotos esta limitado a lugares
especificamente sefialados para ese
prop6sito, y inicamente de 9 a.m.
a 6 p.m. Las minimotos que no
cuenten con placa deberAn ser
transportadas a dichas Areas.
Las Areas en donde se permit
paseos en minimotos en el sector
AtlAntico incluyen el antiguo cam-
po de juegos detras de donde que-
daba la Escuela Primaria de Ga-
t6n; el sector entire el edificio de
los Caballeros de Col6n y la Ca-
rretera Gkulick en Margarita; el
campo entire el Almac6n de Ven-
tas al Detal de Coco Solo y la Es-
cuela Secundaria de Crist6bal en
Coco Solo, y el Area entire la Calle
Falmouth y la Iglesia Cat6lica de
Rainbow City.
Las minimotos o motocicletas de
todo tipo pueden ser operadas en
el Area del sector occidental de las
Esclusas de Gat6n en el extreme
norte de la calle del Club Tarp6n, a
cualquier hora.
Las minimotos no pueden ser
conducidas en las calls de la Zona
del Canal a menos que tengan placa
y su conductor la correspondiente
licencia. Los residents de la Zona
del Canal deberan cumplir las
normas indicadas y velar porque
ninguno de los residents de su casa
operen estos vehiculos fuera de las
Areas aprobadas. En casos de vio-
laci6n, los padres de los responsa-
bles corren el riesgo de perder su
privilegio de residir en la Zona del
Dentro de las Areas sefialadas,
los conductores deberin conducir
sus minimotos agarrando ambos
manubrios, Ilevar el casco con an-
teojos y evitar interferir a otros
conductores. Deben tambien con-
ducir a prudential distancia para
evitar accidents y riesgos innece-

Coordinan A ctividades

De Navidad Para los

Enfermos del Gorgas
Los pacientes del Hospital Cor-
gas siempre se sienten felices cuan-
do individuos y grupos van al hos-
pital a visitarlos durante todo el
aoo, pero lo agradecen especial-
nente pai a la temporada de Navi-
Grupos de cantores de villanci-
cos, entretenimiento musical, fies-
tas en las salas con dulces cascros
son lhs favorites, especialmente
para aquellos pacientes cuyos amni-
gos v familiares estAn a muchas mi-
l1as de distancia.
El ser recordado en esta epoca
del afio, cuando la persona se en-
ellcntra confinada en una cama de
hospital, es algo muy significativo
\ que aytuda considerallementc a
elevar la moral de los pacientes.
Con el fin de evitar conflicts N
iambi6n para programar las activi-
dades que tienen lugar durante las
fiestas de fin de afio, el Director del
Hospital Gorgas solicita a todos los
grupos e individuos interesados
quoe so comuniquen con su oficina
]o mis pronto possible. La Coordi-
nadora del Hospital para las Acti-
vidades de Navidad de los Pacien-
tes es la Srta. Ilcna II. Abrams,
Director de IHospitales de Campa-
Na de la Cruz Roja Americana, te-
hIfono 52-2251.

Paigina 3


Noviembre 23, 1973

Se Reducir .. El Domingo 25 se Presentara
(Viene de la pdgina 1)

la mitad es para aire acondiciona-
do. Las residencias estadouniden-
ses consume un promedio de
3,000 kwh al mes. Tal consume
demand mis de 345 galones de
combustible, que cada dia es mais
escaso y caro. Aproximadamente
7 millones de galones de combus-
tible se necesitan anualmente para
satisfacer las necesidades de elec-
tricidad residential. Dicha canti-
dad excede el total necesario para
las operaciones del Canal, incln-
yendo la operaci6n de remolcado-
res, lanchas, dragas y las esclusas.
La economic en el uso de electri-
cidad en el hogar ayudara a enfren-
tar la escasez de combustible.
El Coordinador de Conservaci6n
de Energia El1ctrica, cargo que se
cre6 el pasado mes de julio, estA
encargado de coordinar todos los
esfuerzos en la Zona del Canal para
ahorrar energia el6ctrica. Informes
peri6dicos sobre este problema se-
ran publicados en futures articulos

El pr6ximo domingo tendra lu-
gar el Concierto de Otofio que
anualmente patrocina el Comite
Latinoamericano de Becas a fin de
reunir fondos para ayudar a que
j6venes meritorios de la comunidad
local puedan continuar studios su-
periores. El concerto tendra lugar
en el Auditorio de la Secundaria
de Balboa, a partir de las 3:30 p.m.
La primera parte estarA a cargo
de la Banda de la Fuerza A6rea de
los EE. UU. La segunda parte co-
rresponderai al coro de ex alumnos
de La Boca, que sera dirigido por
Emily Butcher, acompaiiado al pia-
no por Emelina Hurley.
Acto seguido, los Cantores del
Comando Sur interpretarin varias
canciones, acompafiados al piano
por el Sargento Fred Bauer. La fa-
mosa soprano Janice Nairn, acom-
pafiada al piano por el Profesor
Hans Janowitz, cantarA despu6s
"Bubles, Bangles and Beads",


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religion, color, nacionalidad, sexo, afiliaci6n political u otro factor no meritorio.

Almacenero MG-4* ------------- ------- $1.76
Aseador MG-2 --- -- --------------- $1.64
Auxiliar, Servicio de Sala (Hospital) NM-1*
(Bilingie) (Personal masculino) - _----$3,328.00
Ayudante de Enfermeria NM-3/4 (Personal femenino)
(Trabajo de turno_ _---- ---$4.617.60/$6.947.20
Enfermera/Enfermera Clinica NM-5/7
(Se require trabajo de turn) -- $8.236.80/$9.838.40
Especialista Supervisor de Instalaciones de
Distribucidn NM-7/9 ----- -- $9.969.00/$12.167.00
Guardafrenos MG-7 (Conocimientos del Ingles) _--.--- $2.06
Mecanico Tornero-Nautico MG-10 (Con conocimientos del
Ingles) (Se require experiencia de trabajos al aire libre) _$4.64
Mozo de Oficio-Servicio de Comidas MG-3_* --- ---- $1.71
Mozo de Oficio-Servicio de Comidas MG-2* (Trabajo de turn) $1.64
Obrero MG-3 ------------------------------ --$1.71
Obrero MG-3* ----------$1.71
Obrero MG-3* ----------------------$1.71
Obrero MG-2 (Conocimientos del Inglis)__ _---$1.64
Obrero MG-2* ---- ------ ----$1.64
Obrero MG-2* ------------- --------- $1.64
Obrero MG-1 ---------- -- -----$1.60
Oficinista-Mecandgrafo(a) NM-41 ------- $6.947.20
Oficinista-Esten6grafo(a) NM-51 (Conocimientos
del Espafol) --------- ---------- $7.737.60
Oficinista, T6cnicas de Personal-Mecanografia NM-41 -- $6.947.20
Operario de Vehiculos a Motor MG-8 (Camiones pesados)
(Se require licencia para conducir) ----$2.46
Pasacables MG-40 (Tiempo parcial que no exceda 30 horas) -- $1.76
Plomero MG-10 (Se necesita licencia) ..---- --4.64
Tfcnico(a) en Ingenieria NM-4 --- ---- ----- $6.947.20
Aseador MG-1 (Que no exceda 1 afo)__ __--$1.60
Ayudante Electricista MG-5 (Con conocimientos del Inglis)
(Habilidad para nadar) (Que no exceda 5-25-74) ------ $1.83
Ayudante de Mecinico Tornero MG-5 (Conocimientos del Inglis)
(Habilidad para nadar) (Que no exceda 5-25-74) ------ -$1.83
Ayudante Pintor MG-5 (Que no exceda 6-22-74) -___ $1.83
Ayudante Pintor MG-5 (Trabajo de altura)
(Que no exceda 6-22-74)__ - ___----- --- ---- $1.83
Ayudante Soldador MG-5 (Conocimientos del Inglis)
(Habilidad para nadar) (Que no exceda 5-25-74) --$1.83
Capataz Pintor CL-7 (Trabajo de altura)
(Que no exceda 6-22-74) ______------------- $2.54
Encargado de Herramientas y Repuestos MG-6
(Conocimientos del Ingles) (Que no exceda 5-25-75) ---- $1.89
Enfermera Vocacional NM-7 (Que no exceda 4-13-74) --. $9.526.40
Especialista en Asuntos de Seguridad NM-7
(Que no exceda 5-25-74) __-----$9.526.40
Ingeniero Mecanico NM-5/7 (Se require licencia para conducir)
(Que no exceda 4 meses) ----$7.737.60/$9.526.40
Obrero MG-3 (Conocimientos del Inglis)
(Habilidad para nadar) (Que no exceda 5-25-74) ---- $1.71
Oficinista NM-2 (Conocimlentos del Inglis)
(Que no exceda 5-25-74)____ -----$3.744.00
Oficinista-Mecanigrafo(a) NM-4 (Que no exceda 5-25-74)_$6.947.20
Oficinista, Seccidn de N6minas NM-3 (Conocimientos del
Ingles) (Que no exceda 5-25-74)__ -$4.617.60
Pulidor de Hormigin MG-7 (Conocimientos del Inglis)
(Habilidad para nadar) (Que no exceda 5-25-74) - -- $2.06
Soldador MG-10 (Conocimientos del Inglis)
(Habilidad para nadar) (Que no exceda 5-25-74) --- $4.66
Trahajadores en Carpinteria MG-7 (Conocimientos del Ingles)
(Habilidad para nadar) (Que no exceda 5-25-74) --$2.06
Trabajadores de Hormig6n MG-6 (Conocimientos del Inglis)
(Habilidad para nadar) (Que no exceda 5-25-74) --- $1.89
Trabajador de Pintura MG-7 (Conocimientos del Ingles)
(Habilidad para nadar) (Que no exceda 6-22-74) -- $2.06
Trabajador de Pintura MG-7 (Trabajo de altura)
(Que no exceda 6-22-74) ------$2.06
Trabajador de Pintura MG-7 (Que no exceda 6-22-74) ------$2.06

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C. S. Mental P

Hos. Gorgas P

Hos. Gorgas P

Salubridad A-P

Almacenes A
Ferrocarriles A

Industrial A
Hos. Palo Seco P
Hos. Coco Solo A
Ferrocarriles P
Serv. Comidas A
Almacenes P
Serv. Com. A
Ingenieria P
Ferrocarril P
Serv. Com. A
Div. Puertos A

Of. C. Empleos P
Personal P

Terminales P
Div. Puertos P
Mantenimiento P
Electricidad P

Hos. Gorgas P

Esclusas A

Esclusas A
Mantenimiento P

Mantenimiento P

Esclusas A

Mantenimiento P

Esclusas A
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Esclusas A

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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 1 indica
que es necesario un examen escrito. El simbolo I indica que es una posicidn de seguridad
done puede emplearse solamente ciudadanos estadounidenses. Mayor informaci6n puedp
obtenerse en el Ramo de Empleo y Utilizaciun de Empleados, telifonos 52-7996, 52-7501.
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� Sueto a reclasificacion a Trabajador en Adiestramiento NM-1/MG-1. Los empleados que
esten en el piograma de trabajadores en adiestramiento pueden solicitar cambios dentro del

"This Is My Beloved" de Kismet,
y "Taboga", del compositor pana-
meiio Ricardo FAbrega.
Las voces masculinas del Coro
de Ex Alumnos de La Boca inter-
pretarA luego "The God Who Gave
Us Life", de Randell Thompson y
"One God For All" de Domenico
Savino; "Wade In The Water", de
Wayne Howorth y "Soon-Ah Will
Be Done", de William L. Dawson.
El concerto finalizara con el
Himno de Batalla de la Repiblica,
de William Steffe, interpretado por
la banda, el coro y los cantores,
bajo la direcci6n del Capitin Lan-

Aceptan . . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
A cada persona distinguida con
este honor se le da una replica del
medall6n que puede usar como
broche en la solapa del saco o en
el vestido, si es una dama.
Las postulaciones para los 18
medallones deberan ser entregados
este afio, por escrito, al Director de
Personal (Vicepresidente del Co-
mite de Premios de Estimulo),
Compania del Canal de Panami,
Balboa Heights, hasta el 31 de di-
ciembre de 1973. Deberan presen-
tarse pruebas y fechas siempre que
ello sea aplicable.

1 Ascendido . . .

2 (Viene de la pdgina 1)
Al regresar a Panama lo hizo con
1-1 el Chase Manhattan Bank, siendo
pasado al Departamento de Audi-
1 toria Interna de la Via Espafia. Alli
permaneci6 hasta ingresar a la em-
3 presa del Canal.
1 Inquieto por su superaci6n aca-
1 demica, Mufioz tiene a su haber
Scrditos por participaci6n en un
1 Seminario de Administraci6n PA-
i blica dictado en la Universidad
1 Santa Maria La Antigua (USMA) y
1 en un Curso de Administraci6n de
3 Contratos Gubernamentales, dic-
1 tado en el Centro de Adiestramien-
to del Canal de Panami.
1 Hogarefio por naturaleza, Mufioz
esti dedicado por entero a su fami-
5 lia. Es casado con Yolanda Maria
1 Herrera de Mufioz, con quien tiene
1 una pequefia de 2 afios de edad de
1 nombre M6nica Michelle. La fami-
lia Mufioz reside en Nuevo Empe-
4 rador, ArraijAn.


S. M. Maritza I, Reina del Festival de la Pollera de Col6n, recibe un ramo
de flores de manos de S. M. Cheryl I, Reina de la Escuela Secundaria de
Crist6bal, durante la ceremonia de coronaci6n de la Reina de la Pollera
de Col6n, que tuvo lugar el 3 de noviembre en el Hotel Washington Hyatt.
La Reina Cheryl Olsen entreg6 a S. M. Maritza Santa Maria un bello
trofeo donado por el Gobemador David S. Parker.

Eleven Gatun y Madden . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)

sistema de telemetria para el con-
trol de inundaciones, hay instru-
mentos poi medio de los cuales se
registra la precipitaci6n pluvial, los
niveles de los rios y los niveles de
los lagos, las 24 horas del dia, todos
los dias del afio.
La primera serial de posibles
problems puede provenir de cual-
quiera de las 21 localidades que
indique una caida de lluvia de
2 pulgadas o un aumento de 2 pies
en el nivel de un rio. Una verifica-
ci6n en unas cuantas de las otras
estaciones que no han tenido
aumento ni en la Iluvia ni en los
niveles del agua, indica que no
hay necesidad de alarm. Si todas
las estaciones, o muchas de ellas,
muestran que los niveles estan su-
biendo, entonces si hay que tomar
medidas. Dichas medidas consistent

.,-~s : ' .;- t.

El Director de Abastos y Servicios Comunales,
Richard K. Erbe, entrega una placa de reconocimiento
por alcanzar la marca de 1.100.000 horas hombre de
trabajo sin sufrir accidents causantes de incapacidad,
al president del Comit6 de Seguridad del Almacin
de Articulos para el Hogar, de Balboa, Cardinal E.
Scantlebery. Los empleados de esa unidad lograron
esa marca en mis de 17 aiios de servicios. De izquierda
a derecha: Albert Roach, Supervisor; Scantlebery;

en derramar el agua del Lago
Catin hasta que llegue al nivel de
87.5 pies. El Ramo de Meteorolo-
gia e Hidrografia puede verter
187.000 pies cuibicos de agua por
segundo, si las 14 puertas del Ver-
tedero de Gatfin estin abiertas.
Las inundaciones traen un pe-
riodo de gran actividad y preocu-
paci6n, que finaliza con un suspiro
de alivio cuando se logra que el
nivel del lago regrese a su nivel
6ptimo de 87.5 pies.
El informed del 15 de diciembre
revelard la verdad de la situaci6n.
Si muestra que el nivel del Lago
CaHin es de 87.5 pies y que el Lago
Madden esti a 252.0 pies, Shaw y
su equipo habrin llevado a cabo
una tarea casi impossible que per-
mitiri que los buques transiten
transportando el nmiximo de carga.


Erick Oakley, Ayudante del Gerente; Robert P.
Hauth, Jefe Encargado del Ramo de Seguridad;
Erbe; B. Paul Broussard, funcionario de seguri-
dad de Abastos y Servicios Comunales; Frank L.
Ostrander, Gerente del AlmacCn de Articulos para el
Hogar de Balboa; Bart J. Elich, Gerente General en-
cargado de la Divisi6n de Abastos, y la Sra. Janet de
Kline, Avudante del Gerente del Almacin de Ventas
al Detal.

Pigina 4

Un Uran Loncierto rro Decas