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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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 of the Panama Canal Muieu

More Than 59 Years of Service to World Commerce

The Panama Canal Spillway

Vol. XII, No. 24

Friday, November 30, 1973

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Dotted line indicates the former path of Gorgona Road as it merged with
Roosevelt Avenue. Curved, dark gray area shows how Gorgona was
realigned to intersect Roosevelt at right angles, with a stop sign. Motorists
driving on Gorgona may, after making a stop, turn left or right on Roose-
velt. Early in January, they also will be able to drive across Roosevelt to
enter the Panama Railroad parking lot.

Gorgona Rd. Improvement

Program Nears Completion

Work is almost completed on a
portion of the Roosevelt Avenue
and Gorgona Road improvement
program, which is one of eight traf-
fic improvement projects planned
to alleviate bottlenecks. and im-
prove the safety of motorists on
the Pacific side of the Canal Zone.
The project, being carried out by
the Foster Construction Co., in-
volves the reconstruction of Gor-
gona Road between O'Connor
Place and Roosevelt Avenue with
the realignment of Gorgona Road
to join Roosevelt at right angles.
This replaces the former merging
flow of traffic entering Roosevelt
Avenue at Heights Road. A stop
sign has been installed on Gorgona
at Roosevelt and Gorgona is being
In addition to the realignment
of Gorgona Road, a section of
Roosevelt Avenue was widened,
creating a new right lane for vehi-
cles proceeding to Heights Road.
Drivers now entering Roosevelt
Avenue from Corgona can, after
making a stop, turn left or right.
Shortly after the start of the new
year, a new entrance will be con-
structed into the Balboa Heights
Railroad Station parking lot so that
motorists on Gorgona will be able,
after stopping, to drive across
Roosevelt Avenue into the parking
Work on the Heights Road im-

Gatun Civic Council
To Elect Board Officers
A special meeting of the Gatun
Civic Council will be held at 7 p.m.,
December 5, at the Gatun Service
Center for the election of officers
from within the board of governors
for the coming year. Members of
the community are urged to attend.

provement project will also include
the modification of the intersection
at the Balboa Heights Railroad
Station, with the installation of a
traffic signal system at the foot of
the hill. The driveway to the
Housing Office and its parking areas
will also be modified, with work
expected to begin in mid-Decem-
Recently completed was the re-
alignment of the Barnebey-Carr
Street intersection, bringing Barne-
bey perpendicular to Carr Street
with a stop sign for Barnebey
Street traffic at Carr Street. The
widened area between Barnebey
Street and Johnson Place was re-
striped with a two-way left turn at
El Prado.

New Committee

To Study Policy

On Differential
An interagency advisory com-
mittee has been established to
assist in standardizing policies
among Federal agencies in the
Canal Zone with respect to grant-
ing tropical differential.
The committee, which functions
under the auspices of the Canal
Zone Civilian Personnel Policy
Coordinating Board (CZCPPCB),
is made up of the following repre-
sentatives of each of the major
Federal agencies on the Isthmus:
Bruce Quinn and Mrs. Anne IIer-
nindez, Canal organization, Roy
Bolmida, USAFSO, Clifford New-
man, USNAVSO, and James Wallis,
AAFES. Mrs. Patricia Waring of
USARSO has been appointed chair-
man of the committee.
(Continued on p. 4)

Retirees To Get

5.5% Increase

In Annuities
Federal employees who retire
before December 30, 1973, will re-
ceive a cost of living adjustment of
5.5 percent, effective January 1,
1974, in addition to residual benefits
of the 6.1 percent increase in
annuities granted to those who
retired before July 1, 1973.
According to a bill signed by
President Nixon on October 24,
1973, an employee who retires after
June 30, 1973, and before Decem-
ber 30, 1973, will receive no less
than he would have received if he
had retired on June 30, plus the
new adjustment of 5.5 percent
effective on January 1, 1974.
Personnel officials suggest that
employees who plan to retire in late
December on early January date
their Termination of Service form
no later than December 29, 1973,
to receive the residual benefits of
the July 1, 1973, increase as well
as the total January 1, 1974, bene-
When the Consumer Price Index
(CPI) goes up 3 percent over the
base figure set, a 2-month count-
down begins. If the CPI remains
at 3 percent or higher for 3 con-
secutive months, pensions are
automatically increased by the
highest increase during the 3
months plus 1 percent.

Transportation Assn.
To Hold Lunch Today
The Panama Chapter of the Na-
tional Defense Transportation As-
sociation will hold a luncheon
meeting at 12 noon today in the
Room of the Americas, Fort Ama-
dor Officers' Club.
James A. Hattrick, General Man-
ager of Gulf Petroleum, S.A., will
be the guest speaker.

Santa To Be at Toyland
Santa Claus will be at the Pacific
Toyland, Balboa Skating Rink,
Saturday, December 1, from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cooperation is Asked

Many Steps Are Taken

To Meet Energy Crisis


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Mother Nature made the Administration Building a noise hazardous area
last week when lightning struck a lamppost at the top of the building
steps. Following an ear-shattering explosion, exposed wires smoked,
concrete flew and the consensus among employees was: too close for
comfort. Within minutes Electrical Division personnel arrived to remove
the damaged post from its crumbling base.

In compliance with President
Nixon's guidelines for energy con-
servation, Panama Canal Company
gasoline stations at La Boca, Pa-
raiso, Camboa, Coco Solo, Marga-
rita and Gatun will be closed on
Sunday beginning this weekend.
This includes the automotive mer-
chandise sections and minor repair
shops as well as the gas lines.
At La Boca, the automotive mer-
chandise and minor repair sections,
normally closed on Wednesdays,


Is Greedy User

Of Electricity
Air-conditioning is the villain that
Seats up the major part of the elec-
trical energy used in Canal Zone
This fact was discovered recently
when on-the-spot tests were made
in one Canal Zone dwelling in an
effort to find ways of conserving
electrical energy and thus reduce
the amount of fuel used to generate
After a month of moderate con-
servation measures, the- amount
of electrical energy used in this
household was reduced by 15 per-
cent. For a 30-day month, con-
sumption was 3,660 kWh compared
with an average of more than
4,300 kWh before conservation
measures were implemented.
After measuring the consumption
of all electrical appliances in the
house on a daily basis, it was found
that the air-conditioning system
used 54 percent of the total energy
and the water heater about 16
Significant results were obtained
by turning off air-conditioning in
unoccupied rooms at night, turning
off all units when leaving the house
for several hours and turning down
the thermostat setting to reduce
compressor running hours.


now will be open that day from
12 noon to 6 p.m. All other weekly
schedules remain the same as at
Military authorities have an-
nounced that gas stations operated
by the Army-Air Force and Navy
Exchange Systems also will be
closed on Sundays until further
And in another development,
Canal Zone authorities this week
announced a coordinated U.S.
Federal agency energy saving
program to include mandatory and
voluntary measures.
Individuals can help conserve
reduced Canal Zone fuel alloca-
tions through a six-point voluntary
... Forego home exterior Christ-
mas displays and limit other Christ-
mas lighting to the hours of 6 to 9
p.m. between December 22 and 29.
. . . Use washing machines,
dryers, and dishwashers only when
fully loaded. Wash clothes in cold
. . . Set central air-conditioner
thermostats at 75 degrees and
(Continued on p. 4)

Privately- Owned

Auto Inspections

To Start Jan. 2
The 1974 safety inspections of
privately-owned motor vehicles li-
censed in the Canal Zone will start
January 2, 1974, in the Panama
Canal's Motor Transportation Divi-
sion garages at Ancon and Cris-
Initially, the inspections will be
performed during the period 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. throughout the regular
workweek, Mondays through Fri-
days. The inspection hours are es-
tablished to enable owners who
work regular office hours, and
others who work on shift basis, to
have their cars inspected outside
of the normal work period.
To pass inspection, the vehicle
must be in such safe operating
condition as not to endanger the
driver or other occupant or any
person on the highway. The in-
spection covers brakes, lighting
system, windows, windshields and
windshield wipers, turn indicators,
horns, wheel alinement, steering
gear, exhaust system, tires, and
other parts of the car which affect
safety. On successfully passing in-
spection, an inspection sticker will
be placed on the vehicle windshield
and an inspection certificate will be
issued. The latter must be carried
in the vehicle at all times.
Cost of the inspection, includ-
ing sticker and certificate, is 75
cents. Vehicle registration must be
presented at time of inspection.
Canal Zone Vehicle Regulations
require that all privately-owned
motor vehicles, including motor-
cycles, trailers and semitrailers (in-
cluding boat trailers) registered in
the Canal Zone be inspected each
year during the months of January
and February. Owners are urged
strongly to have their vehicles in-
spected early to avoid the usual
last minute rush.


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(Schedule subject to change without notice)



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Robert Hayes of Troop 10, Gamboa, accepts a con-
gratulatory handshake from Scoutmaster Robert
Fearon, right, after receiving Scouting's highest award,
that of an Eagle Scout, at a recent Court of Honor
ceremony at Gamboa's new civic center. At left are
J. Ronald Tyson, Scout Executive for the Canal Zone
Council, Boy Scouts of America, who was guest
speaker, and Lou Hilzinger, chairman of the Troop 10

Balboa "Y" Sponsors

Coast-to-Coast Run

The Balboa YMCA is sponsoring
a "Coast-to-Coast" run to cover a
distance of 50 miles, the distance
between the Balboa Y and the Cris-
tobal Y. This program is not a dis-
tance run but is designed for those
individuals who like to run for
All 50 miles must be run in the
YMCA gym, with a minimum of
1 mile run each outing. Participants
may run to build mileage any time
the gym is open.
The "Coast-to-Coast" run will
begin on Saturday, December 1,
1973 and the deadline for comple-
tion will be February 16, 1974.
A chart will be kept to show the
(Continued on p. 3)

and Mrs. Wade V. Carter, Jr., of
Balboa, was presented as a debu-
tante at the Hotel El Panama on
November 17. She was chosen to
be one of the young ladies of the
Festival de Quinceafieras. A gala
dance followed the presentation.
Renee was escorted by Kenneth
Gaul. Renee is a sophomore at
Balboa High School.

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Committee. The Eagle Award was presented by Hank
Thompson, a member of the Troop 10 Committee and
president of the Gamboa Civic Council. Robert is the
15-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. Hayes, of
Gamboa. To qualify for his Eagle Scout rank, he
earned 23 merit badges. His Eagle Scout Community
Service Project consisted of collecting food and clothing
for the Darien Indian village of La Poma.

Local Youth Signed

To Movie Contract

Lonnie Johnston, the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Johnston,
of Balboa, has been signed to a
7-year contract by Universal Stu-
dios in Hollywood.
Lonnie, well known on the Isth-
mus as a singer, magician and actor,
graduated from Balboa High School
in 1970, attended Canal Zone Col-
lege, and graduated from the Amer-
ican Academy of Dramatic Arts,
New York City, in April 1973.
His professional credits include
an off-Broadway production of
"Waiting For Lefty," at the East
Manhattan Theatre Club, in which
he played Sid, a young cabdriver.
It was after this appearance that
he signed with Universal. He has
since appeared in "A Case Of
Rape," starring Elizabeth Mont-
gomery, and Richard Boone's "Hec
Ramsay Series." He is scheduled to
appear in Universal's "TV Special
of the Week."
Among the local productions he
appeared in were "The Heiress,"
"A Midsummer Night's Dream,"
"No Exit," and "Twelve Angry
Men." He also performed as a
singer and magician on the SCN
children's program, the "Uncle Bob
The 21-year-old actor gave per-
formances at the Children's Hos-
pital and Cancer Hospital in Pan-
ama City, and produced two
Christmas programs for the patients
at the Palo Seco Hospital.
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The Balboa YMCA social pro-
grams will continue with a full
schedule during the month of De-
cember with dances on Wednesday.
Saturday and Sunday nights.

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.

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Lonnie Johnston

R.P., C.Z. Medical Wives

To Hold Joint Meeting
Members of the Medical Wives'
Society have been invited as spe
cial guests of the Esposas de M6di-
cos de Panama at their December
This event will be held 4:30
p.m., December 11, and will be
held at Ateneo de Ciencias y Artes
(Science and Arts), on Avenida
Manuel Espinosa. It is the green
building located behind El Carmen
Catholic Church on Via Espafia.
All members are asked to make
or cancel their reservation by De-
cember 4, by calling Jenny Ockert,

Rovers To See Slides

Of Hawaii Cayuco Trip
The highlight of the next meet-
ing of the Isthmian River Rovers
%will be Robert Webb's slide pre-
sentation of his solo journey from
Panama to Hawaii in a cavuco.
The meeting will be at the Bal-
boa Training Center at 7:30 p.m.,
December 5.
Slides of rivers and lakes of Pan-
ama will also be shown, followed
by the regular business meeting.
Interested persons and the pub-
lic are invited to attend.

11:15-NCAA Football: U.S.C. vs. Wash.
1:00-NCAA Football: Army vs. Navy
(Live via satellite)
3:55-Wide World of Sports
5:05-Skylab Launch
5:35-CBS Tennis Classic
6:00-Weekend '73
6:15-The Outcasts
7:05-The Johnny Cash Show
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-The Ghost And Mrs. Muir
8:30-Family Affair
9:00-Qu6 Pasa?
9:05-Zane Grey Theatre
9:30-Lloyd Bridges Show
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Golden Days of Television
11:45-Boxing From the Olympic

12:00--Christopher Close-Up
12:10-Sacred Heart
1:50-NFL Football: Cleveland vs.
4:10-College Football '73
5:00-President Nixon's Press Conference
6:40-Wyatt Earp
7:05-Happy Days
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-Ed Sullivan Show
9:00-- u Pasa?
9:05-The Rogues
S0:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Bracken'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
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-Monday Night Football:
Atlanta vs. Minnesota
10:30-Focus on Today
10:45-Monday Movie:
South Of St. Louis

4:00-Sesame Street
5:10-Fear Fighters
5:35-Drugs, Drinking and Driving

Fri., 6:15, 8:00-Three Hats For Lisa (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-The Vampire
(86 min) (G)
Saturday Junior Matinee, 10:00 a.m.-Million
Dollar Duck (97 min) (G)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:25-Mon., 6:15,
8:25-Charley Varrick (PG)
Sunday Junior Matinee, 12:00-Harper
(127 min) (G)
Tues.-Wed., 7:30-Travels With My Aunt (PG)
Thurs., 6:15, 8:00-Hammer (R)

Fri.-Sat., 7:30-Sun., 2:00, 7:30-1776 (G)
Saturday Junior Matinee, 2:00-The Love
Bug (114 min) (G)
Mon.-Tues., 7:30-Butterflies Are Free (PG)
Wed., 7:30-The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
Thurs., 7:30-The Hanging Tree (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-One More Time
(100 min) (SIT) (PG)
Sat.-The Outlaws Is Coming (89 min) and
The Great Battle (118 min) (G)
Sun.-The Legend Of Nigger Charley
(106 min) and Twins Of Dracula (92 min)
Mon.-Lawrence Of Arabia (G)
Tues.-Rosemary's Baby (136 min) and
Play Misty For Me (108 min) (R)
Wed. The Learning Tree (110 min) and
The Omega Man (108 min) (PG)
Thurs.-Charley Varrick (PG)
Fri.-Chisum (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-Island Of Terror
(96 min) (G)
Saturday Junior Matinee, 2:00-The Wild
Country (106 min) (G)
Sat.-Hospital and The Organization (PG)
Sunday Junior Matinee, 2:00-The Bridge At
Remagen (122 min) (SIT) (G)
Sun.-Mon.-Ben (PG)

6:40-Doris Day
7:05-Lost in Space
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-Energy Crisis: The Nuclear
Alternative (Special)
9:00-- ue Pasa?
9:05-The Big Valley
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Tonight Show

4:00-Matinee Movie:
When Comedy Was King
5:35-Animal World
6:40--Room 222
7:05-Glen Campbell
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-The Defenders
9:00-lu6 Pasa?
1C:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Midweek Movie:

4:00-Sesame Street
5:10-My Favorite Martian (Return)
5:35-Three Passports to Adventure
6:15-Here's Lucy
7:05-Ice Palace
(Last show)
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-Iron Horse
9:00-- u Pasa?
9:05-Dean Martin Presents
Music Country
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Potpourri: Mediterranean Holiday

4:00-Sesame Street
5:10-New Zoo Revue
6:40-Law & Mr. Jones
8:00-8 O'Clock Report
8:05-Variety Special:
Danny Thomas Show
9:00-Qub Pasa?
9:05-Naked City
10:00-Focus on Today
10:15-Friday Feature:
"Black Magic"

Tues.-Brother Sun, Sister Moon (G)
Wed.-Fuzz (PG)
Thurs.-Incredible Mr. Limpet (G)

Fri.-Hondo And The Apache (98 min) and
The Impossible Years (92 min) (G)
Saturday Junior Matinee, 2:00-Tiko And
The Shark (94 min) (G)
Sal.-Chisum (G)
Sunday Junior Matinee, 2:00-First To Fight
1103 min) (G)
Sun.-Paper Moon (PG)
Thurs.-Brother Sun, Sister Moon (G)
Fri.-Huckleberry Finn (G)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-It (102 min) (G)
Saturday Junior Matinee, 6:15-Living Free
(96 min) (SIT) (G)
Sat., 8:15-Valley Of Gwangi (G)
Sun.-The Godfather (R)
Mon.-Bye, Bye Braverman and The Naked
Runner (197 min) (PG)
Tues.-Not With My Wife You Don't (PG)
Wed.-The Anderson Tapes (PG)
Thurs.-Plaza Suite (PG)
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.-The Anderson Tapes (PG)
Wed.-The Godfather (R)
Thurs.-Bye Bye Braverman and The Naked
Runner (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-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 Repeat.
SIT-Indicates Spanish Titles.

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November 30, 1973


Printing Plant Foreman

Bob Hammetter Retires

Robert G. Hammetter came to
the Canal Zone to work in April
1942 and he is leaving for good on
December 15. Of the years
between, he says: "It was a 32-year
stroke of luck."
For 7 years after his arrival, he
worked as a multilith operator for
the Special Engineering Division-
first on the Third Locks Project
and then on the Isthmian Canal
When the division was absorbed
by the Panama Canal organization,
he moved to the Mount Hope Print-
ing Plant and stayed there until the
plant moved to La Boca in 1963.
He has worked his way up a
printer's ladder of success-from
multilith operator, offset press oper-
ator, assistant foreman for printing,
bindery foreman to general fore-
man of printing.
Although Hammetter describes
his life as pretty dull, others might
challenge that statement after
hearing of his personal encounters
with fire and flood.
Arriving at work before anyone
else on the morning of Novem-
ber 4, 1966, he entered the plant
to find the bindery section in flames.
By the time the firemen he had
called arrived, he had emptied all
six of the fire extinguishers on hand
in his effort to fight the fire himself.
He received a letter of commenda-
tion from Gov. Robert J. Flem-
ing, Jr., and a check for $500 for
his outstanding service.
Hammetter's wife, Dolores, an
employee of the U.S. Army Tropic
Test Center, remembers well his
next adventure. She answered her
office phone about 1:15 p.m. on
May 9, 1969 and her husband told
her, "Hurry home, I just had a call
that the roof has blown off our
house." In wifely fashion, she told
him she was too busy for jokes. So
mild-mannered Hammetter replied
"OK, you can stay there, I'm going
home." He arrived at the Amador
Road home to find his neighbor had
been all too accurate in her report.
A heavy wind and rain storm had
literally blown the roof off. Four
more hours of rain flooded the in-
side of their home. Clothes, fur-
niture, rugs, food-everything was
damaged or destroyed. Of all the
pleasant memories, the Hammetters
have of the Canal Zone, it is the
response of the Panama Canal or-
ganization to their catastrophe that
is the most pleasant. Their clothes
were cleaned and their furniture
repaired. They were reimbursed for
items that had been destroyed. The
Canal organization even housed the
Hammetters at the Tivoli and their
dog at the Corozal kennels while
the house was put back in shape.
The Hammetters have one daugh-
ter, Robyn, who is now Mrs. Max
Siiter of Jacksonville, Fla., and
works as a social worker for the
State of Florida.
Hammetter, who has been active
in religious and civic organizations,
is a 320 Mason, belongs to the
Scottish Rite and Shrine, was head
usher at the Gatun and Balboa
Union Church for many years, and
a member of the church's Board of

(Continued from p. 2)
progress of the runners during their
quest to run from "Coast-to-Coast."
Each participant who completes
the run will receive a certificate of
achievement. Interested persons
are encouraged to call 52-2759 for
further information. There will be
a $1 registration fee.

Ir .

Robert G. Hammetter

Asked what he is going to miss
n.ost about life on the Zone, he
mentions his noon swim each day
at Amador beach and the 100 or so
parakeets who visit him twice daily
for breakfast and dinner.
In spite of their fondness for the
Canal Zone, the Hammetters are
looking forward to their retirement.
He has done a lot of woodworking
here and is taking some of the fur-
niture he made to his new home in
Sarasota, Fla. He plans to have a
much-expanded shop for his favor-
ite hobby where he can tackle
bigger and better projects.

Medical Wives To Sell
Bilingual Cookbook
The Medical Wives' Society will
sell its popular English-Spanish
cookbook, La Cocina de Panama,
today at the Balboa Retail Store
from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.
The society will mail the cook-
book anywhere at a small addi-
tional cost.
Cookbooks can be purchased any
time from Mrs. Bryce Walton, by
calling 87-5662, or by writing to
Box 295, Fort Clayton (APO, NY,
Proceeds from the sales help
sponsor welfare projects supporter'
by the Medical Wives.

Honor Society

To Induct 22

BHS Seniors
Twenty-two Balboa High School
seniors will be initiated into the
Isthmian-Pacific Chapter of the
National Honor Society Decem-
ber 5.
Six boys and sixteen girls will be
inducted into the society in its fall
initiation at 7:30 p.m. in the audi-
torium. Parents of the initiates,
members of the junior class, and
Schools Division officials have been
invited to attend the ceremony.
Four old members of the Na-
tional Honor Society will speak on
the four criteria for membership:
George Warton, leadership; Ste-
phen Mueller, scholarship; Laurie
Zerr, character; and Anna Tueller,
Students elected for the fall ini-
tiation include: Robin Andersen,
Luz Arce, Glenn Bozman, Amy
Brown, Marcela Cadet, Brenda
Cannon, Craig Estancona, Isabel
Feliciano, Celestial Flores, Kani
Franklin, Doris Gallegos, George
Hall, Edsel Icaza, Lillian Meyer,
John McConnell, Mary Morgan,
Peter Romaneski, Lynn Saarinen,
Sigrid Simons, Glenda Snayely,
Peggy Wadman, and Gilda Warden.

"Puss In Boots"

To Be Presented at

Cristobal Theater
The Cristobal Little Theatre is
currently rehearsing "Puss In
Boots," the delightful old fairytale
whose main cast consists of a
dashing young hero and his pet
cat, a beautiful princess, a king and
a villainous ogre.
Johann Meyer is directing the
production which will be presented
December 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16
at 7:30 p.m. to accommodate
theatergoers from the Pacific side
who take the train home.
Pacific side reservations for the
play may be made by calling Mrs.
Johann Meyer after 5 p.m. at 52-
2735 for all performances for the
train leaving Balboa Heights at
about 5 p.m. Transportation from
Mount Hope to the theatre will be
Atlantic siders may call Mrs.
Ardice Bell at 43-1752 for reserva-

Certificates and checks ranging from $25 to $120 are presented by
Col. A. L. Romaneski, Engineering and Construction Director, for sugges-
tions proposed by Electrical Division men and put into practice by the
Panama Canal. From left to right are: Francisco Siu, Jr., Electrical Engi-
neer, who received the highest award of $120; Charlie Harrill, Chief
Communications Branch; Robert Sargent, Central Office repairman
apprentice, a $50 award; Colonel Romaneski; Richard Froehle, elec-
tronics technician, $25 award; and Thomas G. Hefferan, electrician
foreman, who received two $25 awards.

Pre-Retirement Course

Being Offered Dec. 4, 6

A "Pre-Retirement Course" is
being sponsored by the Social Serv-
ices Staff and the Counselor on
Retirement and Housing at the

Death Benefit Assn.

Asks Members To Call
The following persons are asked
to contact the Panama Canal Em-
ployees' Death Benefit Association
at Ancon, Building 424-A, Ancon
Laundry Annex, telephone 52-6071,
or the Branch Office, Building
1916, Camp Bierd, telephone 43-
Percival Adams, Kenneth R. Al-
berga, William Allen, Jos6 M. Ama-
ya, Walter N. Babb, Iverse L.
Bailey, Rudolph Baird, Keren H.
Barnabas, Basil Barnaby, Harold E.
Barnett, Lucy C. R. de Barrowes,
Jorge J. Bautista, Reginald G. Ben-
nett, Agnes Biddy, Hamilton
Blanchard, James E. Brooks, Frank
L. Brown, Joseph N. Brown, Simon
J. Bryce, Andrew A. Burgess, James
L. Burton, Carmen A. Butcher,
Manuel de los Caballero, Vincent
Carter, George C. Clarke, Lola C.
Cobham, C. Marco Collazo, G.Juan
de Dios Colome, A. Julio E. Cruz,
Beulah H. Cumberbatch, Chester-
field R. Cumberbatch, Vilma A.
Cumberbatch, Hugo De Le6n, Emi-
lio Dixon, Cynthia A. Ellis, Louis
Emanuel, Donald C. Escalona,
Ripton V. Evelyn, Franklin D. A.
Evelyn, Rupert Fennell, Theodore
A. Evelyn, George C. Ford, Leonor
S. de Fuentes, Joseph A. Gardner,
Cedric F. Gittens, R. Delfin Gon-
zAlez, Juan Gonzalez, Seymour B.
Goode, Arnold Goodridge, Cecilio
I. Griffin, Theodore M. Griffith,
Wilfred E. Griffith, IvAn Hardy,
Elmina E. Harewood, Daniel Heb-
bert, Agapito Hernadez, Arthur
C. Hubert, George Hymison, Igna-
tius C. Inglis, John A. James,
Joseph B. James, Clemie John, Ro-
berto L. King, Nicasio Laguna,
Isiah E. Lawrence, Wilfred Lindo,
Norman A. Marshall, Sim6n Miller,
Hernert A. Mitey, Manuel Morales,
Luther F. Morgan, Roy McFarlane,
Naomi A. McLeod, Clifford Niles,
Isidro Noguiera, Ermar Ortiz,
Hlumberto E. Osses, Israel G.
Palmer, Ernesto PWrez. Eleazer F.
Reid, Arthur C. Roach, Ignacio Ro-
driguez, Marcelino Rose. Clifford
Ross, Hugh P. M. Scalcy, Joseph
A. Sergent, Celmira Silva, Charles
Small, Cristina Thomas de Small,
Anna L. Smith, Benjamin Soley,
Walter J. St. Louis, Cleveland
Taylor, Headley Thompson, Saint
Clair L. Thorne, Louis U. Tiigwell,
Maria E. Valladares T., Earl V.
Waterman and Samuel S. Williams.

Multi-Purpose Social Welfare Cen-
ters of Paraiso-Pedro Miguel and
Rainbow City, on December 4
and 6.
The course includes information
on health benefits for retirees and
their dependents; insurance cover-
age and advance payment of retire-
ment; housing projects in the
Republic of Panama; Canal Zone
school regulations for children of
employees after they retire and
about the school system in Panama;
medical facilities and adult educa-
tion program in the Republic.
In addition, the course will in-
clude discussion on payment of
housing and related services for
retirees on medical disability and
the opportunity to include older
children in the Worker Trainee
Program before retirement. There
will be information also on the
amount of money to be received by
A film and tour of housing
projects in Colon and Panama and
other places of interest are included
in the course.
There is no fee for the course
but there is a $3 registration cost
payable at the Multi-Purpose Cen-
Residents of Paraiso and Pedro
Miguel may attend the course at
Pedro Miguel, Building 9232 (Old
Elementary School) on Decem-
ber 4. The time is 6:30 to 9 p.m.
For the residents of Rainbow
City, the course will be held at the
Community Center on December 6.
The time is 7 to 9:30 p.m. Res-
idents of Santa Cruz may attend
either course.
The tour will be held Decem-
ber 15.
Those interested in attending the
course may call the Pedro Miguel
Center, telephone 52-4004; Santa
Cruz Center, 56-6866; Paraiso Cen-
ter, 52-4102: Rainbow City Center,

English Teachers

Are Needed at "Y"
The Balboa YMC,\ announces
that applications are no\\w being
accepted for English teachers for
the sunnmer session of the Balboa
YMCA English School.
The smnmer session will be held
from February 1, 1974, until
March 30, 1974. A bachelor of arts
degree is required. Interested per-
sons are encouraged to contact
R. Wayne King at 52-2759 for an
interview appointment.

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Page 4

Swimmers who broke records in the recent Thanksgiving Day Classic
sponsored by the Canal Zone Division of Schools at the Gamboa Pool are
shown with their coach. Left to right are: Suzanne Call, Vicky Troy, Coach
Eugenio Roberts, Mark Liozeaux and Marie Ciepiela, in front.

Procedures Established

For Filing EEO Appeals

The Panama Canal organization
has established procedures for em-
ployees to follow in filing appeals
under authority of the Equal Em-
ployment Opportunity Act of 1972
(Public Law 92-261).
Employees who feel they have
been subjected to discrimination in
housing, job selection, promotion,
training, reassignments, or other
areas of employment, because of
race, color, religion, sex or national
origin (ancestry of parents) may
initiate appeal action.
Since experience indicates that
9 out of 10 complaints can be
resolved during the early informal
period of appeal, procedures which
call for discussions between em-
ployee and an Equal Employment
Opportunity Counselor, formal com-
plaints may not be filed until in-
formal action has been completed.
Six counselors have been ap-
pointed for this purpose. They are
Sylvester D. Callender, 52-3261;
Patricia M. Flores, 52-3498; Ray-
mond M. Murphy, 52-3445; Joseph
M. Watson, 52-3375; Juana M.
Joly, 43-2148; and Edith F. New-
some, 43-2151.
If informal action does not re-

Tropical Differential
(Continued from p. 1)
Agency differences in granting
tropical differential exist in regard
to interpretation of the first sen-
tence of subparagraph (b) (2) of
35 CFR 253.135, which states:
"When a U.S.-citizen employee is
married to a person not employed
by a department such employee is
eligible to receive the differential
only if such employee is the mem-
ber of the family whose job may
reasonably be deemed to deter-
mine the location of the family in
the area."
The advisory committee will
study the Secretary of the Army
regulation to determine if it is
workable in providing an equit-
able basis for granting or denying
the differential to employees regard-
less of sex. Should the committee
find the present regulation un-
workable, it will be responsible for
providing a recommendation as to
how the regulation can be changed.
A report of the committee's find-
ings will be submitted to the Chair-
man of the Canal Zone Civilian
Personnel Policy Coordinating

solve the matter within 21 work-
days from the first meeting with
the counselor, the employee is en-
titled to formal action which begins
with a written complaint to Robert
S. Jeffrey, EEO Officer, or to others
authorized to receive complaints,
including Gov. David S. Parker;
J. Patrick Conley, EEO Director;
Theresa F. Moore, Coordinator of
the Federal Women's Program, and
Jos6 E. Corc6, Coordinator of the
Spanish Speaking Program.
If the complaint is accepted the
EEO Director assigns an inves-
tigator to conduct an investigation,
gives the employee a file of the
investigation, and directs the EEO
Officer to attempt internal adjust-
ment of the matter based upon the
results of the investigation.
If the adjustment is not accept-
able, the employee has 15 calendar
days to request a hearing bv a com-
plaints examiner who, after con-
ducting the hearing, advises the
Governor of his findings and recom-
mendations so that the Governor
may make a final decision on the
At each step in the formal pro-
cedures-after rejection of appeal
by the EEO Officer or others
authorized to receive complaints;
after an unsuccessful attempt at
internal adjustment; and after deci-
sion by the Governor-the employee
will be advised of his rights to
appeal to the U.S. Civil Service
Commission within 15 calendar
days or to file a civil action in a
U.S. District Court within 30
calendar days.

Traffic across the Gatun vehicular
bridge will be halted for 12 hours
starting at 6 p.m., December 7, to
permit Industrial Division forces to
renew the number four leaf of the
west lane of the bridge.
During the time that the bridge
is closed, pedestrians will be per-
mitted to cross Gatun locks by
using the footwalk on adjacent
miter gates. While the work is in
progress, the west lane will be
closed to ship traffic. Transit oper-
ations will be continued in the east
lane where relay lockages will be
The work will involve the use
the crane barge Goliath, which will


Energy Conservation
(Continued from p. 1)
window units on "low cool." Use
window units only when actually
needed for personal comfort. Dur-
ing the night, cool only bedrooms.
. .. Turn off unneeded lights and
use smaller bulbs.
. . . Set home water heaters at
140 degrees.
S. . Save gasoline by combining
trips, using high test gas only if a
car specifically needs it, keeping
engines tuned, wheels aligned, and
tires properly inflated. Use car air-
conditioners only when needed.
In the official sector, mandatory
energy saving measures will be
taken with regard to transportation
and at facilities.
Beginning December 3, mini-
type shuttle buses will meet pas-
senger trains at the Balboa Heights
and Mount Hope Railroad Stations
to transport employees on official
The shuttle buses will meet
southbound trains Nos. 3, 5, 7 and
9 and northbound trains Nos. 4, 6,
8 and 10 Monday through Friday,
except holidays.
For return transportation to rail-
road station passengers should call
52-3429 on the Pacific side and
43-2158 on the Atlantic side at least
1 hour before scheduled train
Other measures include:
.. . Reducing vehicles on ex-
tended dispatch and pooling per-
sonnel trips whenever possible.
.. .Increasing use of commer-
cial and shuttle buses for official
. . . Eliminating convenience
trips in official vehicles.
.. .Curtailing routine vehicle
dispatches to Tocumen Airport.
. .Banning use of car air-con-
ditioners between 7 p.m. and
7 a.m. except during extremely bad
�. .Increasing emphasis on fuel
conservation measures by drivers.
Measures at facilities will include:
. . . Reducing lighting in and
around public buildings to the min-
imum necessary for operations,
safety and security.
. . . Lighting stadiums, tennis
courts and other recreation areas
only when in use.
. . . Scheduling athletic events
in the daytime when possible.
. . . Eliminating convenience hot
water in public buildings. Hot water
will be available only for food
handlers and to meet medical and
sanitation requirements.
. . . Minimizing outdoor Christ-
mas displays. There will be one ex-
terior lighted display in each Canal
Zone townsite. Individual organiza-
tions will not be permitted to have
lighted displays.
. . . . Setting central air-condi-
tioners at 75 degrees and turning
off unnecessary units during non-
duty hours. Window units will be
used only when necessary.

be brought up to Catun from Cris-
tobal to remove the fourth leaf of
the bridge. This leaf will be re-
placed by another one which has
been reconditioned at the Indus-
trial Division shops in Mount Hope.
The leaf that will be removed
will be taken back to the shops for
reconstruction and probably will
be held in storage as a spare.
The 12-hour outage is the last
in a series of four required for
reconditioning of the bridge. The
repair work, begun in April of
1973, represents the first complete
overhaul of the bridge since its
installation in 195-1.


Speed Boats

For $15,000
Luis Salvador, president of the
Club de Yates y Pesca de PanamA,
has announced that the annual
Presidential Classic Speedboat Race
will be held December 9 in honor
of Panama President Demetrio
B. Lakas.
The event will be a Marathon of
100 miles and will be run on a
3-mile oval course directly in front
of the yacht club so that the entire
race is visible to spectators from
any point along Balboa Avenue.
The winner of the Classic, which
is sponsored by the Panama Tourist
Institute and Viceroy International,
will gain possession of the magni-
ficent President's Cup, a $7,000
masterpiece in silver and gold, to
be held until the next running of
the race. In addition, he will take
home $6,000 in cash prizes.
A total of $15,000 in cash prizes
will be offered with $3,000 going

Fastlich League

To Open Season

With Ceremony
The Fastlich Teenage Baseball
League announces the assignments
of players to the five teams for the
1974 season. The league is spon-
sored and backed financially by
Casa Fastlich of Panama.
The opening game of the season
will be held January 5 between the
Conejos, 1973 League Champions,
and the runner-up Ocelots. There
will be an opening day ceremony
and players of all five teams will be
in uniform for the taking of pic-
tures. Arrangements for this event
are in the able hands of Jim Bou-
kalis, league president.
Field assignments for practice
are: Palomas, Monday; Pumas,
Tuesday; Macaws, Wednesday;
Ocelots, Thursday; and Conejos,
Friday. Dick Gayer, grounds man-
ager, must be contacted for use of
the field on Saturday and Sunday.
The batting cage is assigned to
Pumas, Monday; Ocelots, Tuesday;
Palomas, Wednesday; Conejos,
Thursday; and Macaws, Friday.
Practice sessions will start imme-
diately, and the general public is
advised that the field is now
reserved for Fastlich League only.
Any questions about the league
or its program may be directed to
secretary, Frank Dimond, 23-4928.

November 30, 1973

To Compete

in Prizes
to the first boat to finish, $3,000 to
the first outboard boat, $3,000 to
the first inboard; $2,000 to the
second boat in; $1,500 to the third
boat to finish and $1,000 for fourth.
There will also be other cash prizes
for special categories.
At press time, two entries had
been received from the United
States, Barry Woods, from Van-
couver, Wash., and Tom Posey, of
Dallas, Tex., along with their team
manager Allen Yau, of Abilene,
Tex. This team has many victories
to its credit, the latest being a
1-2 finish in the Galveston Aqua
Speed Classic 250-mile Marathon
held in September.
Yau, who has a reputation as an
innovator, has pioneered the use of
two-way radio communication with
his drivers during races, allowing
him to advise continually on tuning
and strategy throughout the race.
Posey recently piloted the new ex-
perimental Outboard Marine Corp.
Wankel Rotary engine outboard to
a first place finish in the Provo,
Utah, 250 miler, and Woods, until
few months ago, held the world's
competition speed record at 116.5

Diablo Barber Moved
Jesis Cafi6nguez, an expert
barber, who has been working for
the past 4 years at the barbershop
in the Diablo Clubhouse, has trans-
ferred to a new location at Gorgas
Cafi6nguez,. popularly .known as
"Salvador," is the new concession-
aire at the barbershop in Gorgas
Hospital, Building 261, Section O
on the second floor. The shop is
open Monday through Saturday
from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

BHS Symphonic Band

To Perform Concert
The Balboa High School Sym-
phonic Band will present its 53d
Annual Christmas Program en-
titled "The Glory of Christmas" at
7:30 p.m., December 6, at the high
school auditorium.
The program by the 63-piece
band, under Director of Music
B. K. Thompson, includes selec-
tions from Russian, English, Ger-
man and American traditional
Christmas music.


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.
Bureau Lo- Va-
or ca- can-

Air-Conditioning Equipment Mechanic MG-10
(Driver's license required)----------- - ----$4.64
Clerk-Dictating Machine Transcriber NM-31 -- - $4,617.60
Customs Enforcement Officer NM-6 --- ----- $8,977.00
Fire Sergeant FM-4� (Driver's license required)----- $13,580.00
Laborer MG-2* .--------------- ---- ---- $1.64
Nursing Aid NM-2* (Male) (Shift work required) -- $3,744.00
Nurse/Clinical Nurse NM-5/7 (Shift
work required) ------ ---- - $7,737.60/$9,526.40
Pipefitter MG-10 (Knowledge of English)
(Swimming ability required) $-------- -$4.64
Seaman MG-7 (Knowledge of English) (Swimming ability required) $2.06
Seaman (Launch) MG-6 (Knowledge of English)
(Swimming ability required) -________--$1.89
Telephone Operator NM-3 (Part-Time NTE 16 hours week) __.$2.22
Air-Conditioning Equipment Mechanic MG-10 (Driver's
license required) (Obligated position NTE 2 years).------.$4.64
Clinic Clerk-Receptionist NM-3 (Bilingual) (NTE 1 year) $4,617.60
File Clerk NM-2 (Bilingual) (NTE 1 year)_ ---$3,744.00
Nursing Aid NM-2 (Bilingual) (NTE 1 year)_ -- $3,744.00
Pharmacist NM-9/11 (Part-Time NTE 20 hours week)
(NTE 1 year) .. . ......------------ --.$5.68/6.69

Division tion cies
Maintenance P 3
C.M. Mental H. P 1
Customs P 1
Fire P 2
Maintenance A 3
C.M. Mental H. P 1

Health A-P 1-1
Locks P 1
Dredging P 6

Dredging P 1
Electrical P 1

Maintenance P 1
Gorgas Hos. P 1
Gorgas Hos. P 1
Gorgas Hos. P 4

Gorgas Hos. 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 43-1288. Employing officials should not be contacted directly.
SSubject to reclassification as Worker Trainee MG-1/NM-1. Employees presently in the
Worker Trainee Program may apply for reassignment within the program.

Gatun Vehicular Bridge To Close

For 12 Hours for Repairs Dec. 7


Mas de 59 Aros al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Vol. XII, No. 24

Viernes 30 de Noviembre de 1973

Se Ajustaran

Las Pensiones

De Jubilados
Los empleados Federales que se
jubilen antes del 30 de diciembre
de 1973, recibiran un ajuste por
al7a en el costo de la vida de 5.5
r ciento, efectivo el 19 de enero
de 1974, ademas del beneficio resi-
dual de un aumento de 6.1 por
ciento en las pensions, que fue
otorgado a los que se jubilaron
antes del 10 de julio de 1973.
De acuerdo con una ley firmada
por el Presidente Nixon el 24 de
octubre de 1973, el empleado que
se jubile despubs del 30 de junior
de 1973 y antes del 30 de diciem-
bre de 1973, recibirA no menos de
lo que hubiera .ecibido si se hu-
biera jubilado el 30 de junio, ade-
mis del nuevo ajuste de 5.5 por
ciento, que sera efectivo el 10 de
enero de 1974.
Los funcionarios de personal su-
gieren que los empleados que pien-
sen jubilarse a fines de diciembre
o principios de enero, pongan en
su formulario de Finalizaci6n de
Servicio una fecha no posterior al
99 de diciembre de 1973, con el
fin de poder recibir, tanto los bene-
ficios residuales del 19 de julio de
1973 con el total de los beneficios
del 19 de enero de 1974.
Cuando el Indice de Precios al
Consumidor (CPI) aumenta en un
3 por ciento sobre la cifra base que
ha sido fijada, comienza una cuenta
de 2 meses. Si el CPI permanece en
un 3 por ciento o mas alto que la
cifra base durante 3 meses conse-
cutivos, las pensions reciben auto-
miticamente en el aumento mAs
alto registrado durante ese period,
ademas de un 1 por ciento.

Dictan Curso

Especial Para

Futuros Jubilados
Una series de cursos especiales
para empleados pr6ximos a jubilar-
se han iniciado en las comunidades
latinoamericanas de la Zona del
Canal, la Oficina de Servicio Social
y el Asesor de Vivienda para Jubi-
lados. Los pr6ximos cursos seran
dictados en los Centros de Servicios
Miltiples de Paraiso-Pedro Miguel,
para los empleados del sector Pa-
, "fico, y de Rainbow City, para los
del sector Atlantico.
El program se inici6 el 27 de
noviembre, en que se ofreci6 un
curso para los empleados pr6ximos
(Continrua en la pdgina 4)

Se encuentra casi terminado el
trabajo de mejoras a una porci6n
de la Avenida Roosevelt y a la Calle
Corgona, program que constitute
uno de los ocho proyectos de me-
joras al trAfico que han sido pla-
neadas para aliviar los embotella-
mientos y para mejorar la seguri-
dad de los automovilistas en el sec-
tor Pacifico de la Zona del Canal.
El proyecto, Ilevado a cabo por
la Cia. Foster Construction, ha re-
querido la reconstrucci6n de la
Calle Gorgona entire el Sitio O'Con-
nor y la Avenida Roosevelt y la
nueva alineaci6n de la Calle Gor-
gona, de manera que se junte con
la Avenida Roosevelt en Angulo
recto. Con esto se eliminara la an-

tigua entrada direct del trffico a
la Calle Heights junto con la Ave-
nida Roosevelt. Se ha instalado
una serial de alto en la intersecci6n
de Calle Gorgona y la Avenida
Roosevelt. ademis de que se pintan
franjas en la Calle Gorgona.
Ademrs del cambio de alineaci6n
de la Calle Gorgona, se ampli6
una secci6n de la Avenida Roose-
velt, con lo que se ha creado una
via a la derecha, para los vehiculos
que se dirigen hacia la Calle
Heights. Los conductores que en-
tren a la Avenida Roosevelt desde
la Calle Gorgona, pueden, despu6s
de hacer la parada, doblar a la iz-
quierda o hacia la derecha. Poco
(Continna en la pdgina 4)

No Abriran los Domingos

Estaciones de Gasolina

Jos6 S. Alegria, mecinico-linotipista de la Imprenta del Canal explica a
Stella Losilla de Lafias, estudiante de la Escuela de Bibliotecologia de la
Universidad de PanamA, la forma de operar la mAquina de linotipo,
durante visit hecha por estudiantes de esa escuela a la Imprenta de La
Boca. Observa la lecci6n un grupo de estudiantes del curso de Preservaci6n
de Material BibliogrAfico, encabezado por la Profesora Margarita Jurado, a
la izquierda. Los estudiantes que visitaron la Imprenta fueron, ademAs
de la Sra. de Lafias, Aulnoy de Ja6n, Carmen Labalsa, Haydde Velarde,
Ines de George, Ana de Caballero y Leoncio Portocarrero.

Se Establece Metodo

Para las Apelaciones

La empresa del Canal de Pana-
ma ha establecido el procedimiento
que los empleados deberAn seguir
para hacer apelaciones bajo la auto-
rizaci6n de la Ley de Iguales Opor-
tunidades de Empleo de 1972 (Ley
P Yblica 92-261).
Los empleados que crean que
han sido discriminados en cuanto a
vivienda, selecci6n en el trabajo,
ascensos, adiestrariento, traslados
u otras Areas de empleo, debido a
raza, color, religion, sexo u origen
de nacionalidad (el ancestro de sus
padres), pueden iniciar su apela-
Puesto que la experiencia indica
que 9 de cada 10 quejas pueden
ser resueltas durante el period ini-
cial e informal de apelaci6n, el
procedimiento que dispone discu-
siones entire el empleado y el Ase-
sor sobre Igual Oportunidad de

Empleo, las apelaciones formales
no deberAn hacerse hasta que la
acci6n informal no se haya termi-
Con este prop6sito se han sefia-
lado seis consejeros. Son ellos: Syl-
(Continia en la pdgina 4)

En cumplimiento a las 6rdenes
presidenciales de conservaci6n de
energia, las estaciones de gasoline
de la Compafiia del Canal de Pa-
namA en La Boca, Paraiso, Gam-
boa, Coco Solo, Margarita y Gatuin,
permanecerAn cerradas los domin-
gos, a partir de este fin de sema-
na. TambiBn cerrarAn las secciones
de piezas y accesorios y los talleres
de reparaciones menores.
Como consecuencia del empeora-
miento de la crisis de energia en
los EE. UU. las autoridades del
Canal anunciaron esta semana un
program coordinado de ahorro de
energia entire las agencies de los
EE. UU. que incluirA medidas obli-
gatorias y recomendaciones.
Los residents de la Zona del
Canal pueden ayudar a conservar
las reducidas asignaciones de com-
bustibles por medio de un progra-
ma voluntario de seis puntos:
No poner iluminaciones exterio-
res de Navidad v limitar otras de-
coraciones a las horas de 6 a 9 p.m.,
entire el 22 y el 29 de diciembre.
Usar las lavadoras, secadoras y
lavaplatos s61o cuando est6n lle-
nos. Lavar la ropa con agua fria.
Colocar los termostatos en 75
grades en los acondicionadores de
sistema central y en grado minimo
los de ventana. Usar las unidades
de ventana s61o cuando sea nece-
sario. Durante la noche, refrescar
las recAmaras.
Apagar las luces innecesarias y
usar focos mis pequefios siempre
que sea possible.
Poner los calentadores a 140
grades. Este nivel es adecuado
para cumplir con la higiene.
Ahorrar gasoline combinando
viajes, usando gasoline de alto oc-
tanaje s61o si el auto especifica-
mente la necesita. Mantener los
motors en buen estado, las ruedas
alineadas v las Ilantas debidamente
infladas. El aire acondicionado s61o
debe usarse cuando sea necesario.
En el sector official, se tomarin
medidas obligatorias de ahorro de
3 P . ~ , , ..- - , �i
4? *
*A *4

energia en cuanto a transport e
A partir del 3 de diciembre, ha-
brA microbuses en/las estaciones de
ferrocarril de Mount Hope y Bal-
boa Heights, que transportarin a
los empleados en misi6n official.
Dichos microbuses recibiran a
los trenes 3, 5, 7 y 9, que vayan
rumbo al sur y a los trenes 4, 6, 8
y 10 que vayan rumbo al norte,
de lunes a viernes, con excepci6n
de los dias de fiesta. Estos micro-
buses tendrin el letrero de "short
Los empleados que requieran el
servicio de los microbuses para re-
gresar a la estaci6n de ferrocarril,
deberin hacer los arreglos para
este servicio, por lo menos 1 lora
antes de la partida del tren, Ila-
mando al 52-3429, en el Pacifico y
al 43-2158, en el AtlAntico.
Las demAs medidas son:
Reducir los vehiculos en viajes
extendidos y hacer viajes conjun-
tos de personal siempre que sea
Aumentar el uso de autobuses
comerciales y de servicio para via-
jes oficiales.
Disminuir el envio de vehiculos
de rutina a Tocunmen.
Eliminar viajes de conveniencia
en vehiculos oficiales.
Prohibir el uso de aire acondicio-
nado en los autos entire las 7 p.m.
y las 7 a.m., except durante tiem-
po extremadamente malo.
Promover el ahorro de combus-
tible entire los conductores.
Las medidas de ahorro en las
instalaciones incluir;in:
Reducir la iluminaci6n en y alre-
(Continda en la pdgina 4)


El Puente

De Gatun
El trafico sobre el puente para
vehiculos de Gatuin seri detenido
durante 12 horas, a partir de las
6 p.m. del 7 de diciembre, con el
fin de permitir al personal de la
Division Industrial cambiar la hoja
nimero 4 de la via occidental del
mencionado puente.
Mientras el puente permanezca
cerrado, se permitira a los peatones
cruzar las Esclusas de Gat6n por
la pasarela que se encuentra sobre
las compuertas adyacentes. Mien-
tras ese trabajo se estn hacienda,
la via occidental estarA cerrada al
trafico de naves. Las operaciones
de trAnsito continuarAn por la via
oriental, en la que se utilizaran re-
levos de locomotoras de remolque.
En la remoci6n de la cuarta hoja
intervendrA la barcaza gnia Goliath,
que serA traida a Catin desde Cris-
t6bal para retirarla. Esta hoja sera
reemplazada por otra que ha sido
reacondicionada en los talleres de
Mount Hope de la Divisi6n Indus-
La hoja seri Ilevada a los men-
cionados talleres, donde se la re-
construirA y probablemente serA
guardada como repuesto para cual-
quier eventualidad.
Este cierre de 12 horas sern el
iltimo de una series de cuatro que
se han necesitado para reacondicio-
nar el puente. El trabajo de repa-
raci6n, iniciado en abril de 1973,
constituyc el primer reacondicio-
namiento complete que se le ha
hecho al puente, desde so instala-
ci6n en 1954.

El Coronel Albert L. Romaneski, Director de Ingenieria y Construcci6n
(al centro), felicita a Eric T. Smoll, constructor de muelles en el Ramo del
Pacifico de la Divisi6n de Mantenimiento, antes de entregarle un certifi-
cado de premio por servicios especiales y un cheque por $50. Smoll recibi6
el premio debido a la manera excepcional con que se comport6 durante la
emergencia que se present cuando un autobls de 24 pasajeros tuvo un
serio accident en la Carretera Madden, el 25 de septiembre de 1973.
Smoll atendi6 a los heridos, los envi6 con otros automovilistas al Hospital
Gorgas, dirigi6 el trainsito en el lugar y llam6 a la Policia de la Zona del
Canal para que se hiciera cargo de las investigaciones. A la derecha, de
espaldas a la cAmara, aparece Joseph Watson, Funcionario de Personal
de la Direcci6n de Ingenieria y Construcci6n.

Estan Siendo Terminadas

Unas Mejoras al Trafico


Noviembre 30, 1973

gente en la Noticia

Pamela Adriana Lee habra de gra-
duarse este afio de bachiller en
comercio en el Colegio Nocturno de
Educaci6n Comercial de PanamA.
Antes debi6 cumplir su period de
prictica de oficina, requisito aca-
d6mico que la trajo a la empresa
del Canal, en cuya Divisi6n de Es-
cuelas labor por espacio de 5 se-
manas. "Fue una experiencia mara-
villosa, tanto por los conocimientos
que adquiri como por la calidad de
las personas con quienes trate",
dice al comentar su breve estadia
en el Canal. "Adquiri much expe-
riencia y aprendi a operar miquinas
que jams habia usado", afiade
Pamela, quien fue uno de 123 gra-
duandos de ocho escuelas secunda-
rias de Panama y la Zona del Canal
que cumplieron su fase de prictica
de oficina en la empresa canalera.
La simpitica Pamela adicionara
este aiio un nuevo titulo al de mo-
dista que obtuvo en la Escuela de
Modisteria Guadalupe de la ciudad
de PanamA. En las oficinas de la
Division de Escuelas, Pamela rea-
liz6 "toda clase de trabajo de se-
cretaria, incluyendo archivo, meca-
nografia, operar copiadoras y aten-
der el tel6fono". Era esta su pri-
mera experiencia de trabajo, si bien
en cierta forma ha trabajado como
maestra voluntaria de religion los
domingos en la Iglesia Bautista
Emmanuel de Pueblo Nuevo, lugar
en donde reside con sus padres.
Dice la guapa estudiante que rea-
liza esta labor voluntaria en su igle-
sia desde hace unos 5 afios. Tam-
bi6n se active como miembro del
coro. En su escuela, Pamela fue
recientemente candidate a Reina
de la Semana del Comercio. Duran-
te esa semana se desarrollaron con-
ferencias, peliculas, concursos de
composiciones y otras actividades
orientadas a promover el comercio.
Pamela es muy aficionada "a la bue-

Desde el :30 de Noviembre hasta el 6 de Diciembre de 1973

Sabado-Incredible Mr. Limpet y Vengeance
Of Fu Manchu (G)
Domingo-Shaft's Big Score y Cool Breeze(R)
Lunes-The Anderson Tapes (PG)
Mi6rcoles-The Godfather (R)
Jueves-Bye Bye Braverman y The Naked
Runner (PG)
Aire Acondicionado
Viernes, 10:00 p.m.-One More Time
(100 min) (SIT) (PG)
Sabado-The Outlaws Is Coming y The Great
Battle (G)
Domingo-The Legend Of Nigger Charley y
Twins Of Oracula (PG)

na lectura", particularmente aque-
lla que pueda serle de utilidad.
Recientemente, dice, "lei el libro
'How To Read and Write Correct
English' (C6mo Leer y Escribir
Correctamente el Ingl6s)". Es una
entusiasta de la m6sica-tanto clA-
sica como popular-y del baile. En
el campo del arte confiesa especial
afici6n por la pintura, principal-
mente aquella de "toque modernis-

Estudiantes de escuelas de Paraiso y Santa Cruz presentaron en exhibici6n
en el vestibule del Edificio de Asuntos Civiles, en Anc6n, interesantes
trabajos "inspirados por sus maestros", segfn reza el cartel6n de la foto
superior. La simpatica Estela Williams, auxiliar bibliotecaria en la Biblio-
teca-Museo de la Zona del Canal, aparece mostrando uno de los trabajos
artisticos hechos por los alumnos. Algunos de los articulos, incluyendo
trabajos tejidos y tallados en madera y otros materials, fueron confec-
cionados por j6venes excepcionales de las citadas comunidades.

1 1

ta", y menciona entire los pintores
que mis admiral a Pablo Ruiz Pi-
casso. Le gusta el deported y suele
observer las competencias de bas-
quetbol cuando juega su hermano
Ernesto Lee, quien se desempefia
en la Liga Mayor de Panama. El
papa de Pamela, Seymour Lee,
trabaj6 hasta agosto del afio pasa-
do; cuando se acogi6 a la jubila-
ci6n, en Fuerte Davis. La mami
de Pamela, Jasmin de Lee, se ocu-
pa de tender la casa y a los dos
hermanos menores: Marcia y Ri-
cardo, quienes asisten a la Escuela
Francisco Arias Paredes, de Pueblo
Nuevo. Ahora la joven estudiante
se prepare para desempefiarse for-
malmente en un trabajo de oficina
en la ciudad de PanamA.

Graduados de

Paralso Tienen

Una Actividad

Los graduados de la Escuela Se-
cundaria de Paraiso en la promo-
ci6n de 1963 estan organizando un
grandiose festival bailable el saba-
do 22 de diciembre en el Salon de
Bailes del Restaurante La Gran
China de la ciudad de Panamu;i.
El festival es la principal activi-
dad con que los graduados de Pa-
raiso de 1963 celebrarin su deciino
aniversario de graduaci6n. El bailey
comenzara a las 8 p.m. y sera ame-
nizado por "The Realistics".
Los interesados podran adquirir
bolctos Ilamando a las siguiiRntes
personas: Terry Layne, tel6fono
52-4106; Tony Hinds, 52-2750, y
Ellen Murdock, al tel6fono 52-4181.


Spillway del Canal de Panama DE EVEnTOS

de la Zona del Canal


de Informaci6n

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 cscrita de cualquier cr6nica o noticia aqui aparecida, sin necesidad
de solicitud expresa. El material que se desee publicar en el SPILLWAY
debera 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 scr 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 aio. Por Correo
Aereo $10 al aio. Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos a The Panama
Canal Company y dirigidos a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions, Box M, Balboa
Heights, C.Z.

Diciembre 8-Dia dedicado a hon-
rar a la Madre en la Rep6blica
de PanamA. Es dia de fiesta na-
cional, y se observa principal-
mente con actos religiosos.
Diciembre 15-Fiestas Patronales
de Penonom6, ciudad capital
de Cocl6 cuya patrona es la In-
maculada Virgen Maria. Ademis
de la procesi6n traditional, la
poblaci6n penon:)mena celebra
su fiesta patronal con corridas de
toros, bailes tipicos y de misica
popular y otras manifestaciones

Lunes--Lawrence Of Arabia (G)
Martes-Rosemary's Baby y Play Misty For
Me (R)
Miercoles-The Learning - y The Omega
Man (PG)
Jueves-Charley Varrick (PG)
GUIA DE PELICULAS: (G) Audiencia general.
Se permitiri la entrada de personas de
todas las edades. (PG) Se sugiere la Guia
de los Padres, pues part de la pelicula
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 af0os. (SIT) Pelicula con tftulos en

S*o En colors. Suoeto a cambios sin previo aviso.

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-Teved6s Informa
7:30-El Especial
8:30-El Edificio de
9:30--Operaci6n Rescate
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
9:30-La Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
12:00-Suerte 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 l:achicera
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-Somhras Tenebrosas
8:30-Las Calles de S. F'co
10:30-Ultimas Noticias
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 Alegria
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Show de la Una
2:30-Plaza S6samo *
4:30-Colorin Colorado (vivo)
5:00-Mister Magoo
5:30-Fibrica de Sonrisas
6:00-Hermanos Coraje *
6:30-Teved6s 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 Carte
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-EI Show de la Una
2:30-Plaza SBsamo *
4:30-Colorin Colorado (vivo)
5:30-El Pajaro Loco
6:00-Hermanos Coraje *
6:30-Tevedis 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 S6samoe
4:30-Colorin Colorado (vivo)
5:00-Calvin y el Coronel
5:30-Festival de Clisicos
6:00-Hermanos Coraje *
6:30-Tevedis Informa
7:30-Sombras Tenebrosas
9:30-La Hora Macabra
10:30-Ultimas Noticias

, nXlal L � 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 Minutes
1:00-Informativo del Mediodia 10:15-Cine Colosal
l:30-Ahora * 11:00-Catedral de la Vida
2:00-Victor Martinez Blanco MAR
5:30-Jim West 11:00-Nuestro Mundo *
6:30-Telenoticias 11:15-Los 3 Chiflados
7:30-Cannon 11:45-Patrulla de Caminos
8:30-Emergencia 12:15-Ajiia con Piporro
9:30-La Ley del Rev6lver 1:00-Informativo del Mediodia
10:30-Yo Fui Criminal 1:30-Maria Teresa
11:00-Pensamiento Religioso 2:30-Mis Tres Amores
3:00-Cuando Se Quiere
8:30-Festival de Cartones 3:30-Ventana del Mundo*
8:45-Documental 4:00-Los Beverly Ricos
9:15-Santa Misa 4:30-Misi6n Impredecible
10:00-Todo por la Patria 5:00-Aguila Blanca
12:00--Slvese Quien Pueda 5:30-Lassie
12:25-Sonata Sagrada 6:00-Sir Francis Drake
12:30-El Mundo Maravilloso de 6:30-Telenoticias
los Juguetes de Felix 7:30-Capulina
1:00-Musical Espectacular * 8:00-Novela
1:30-Domingo Deprtivo 9:00--La Mujer Prohibida
5:30-Supercomedia 10:00--Cuesti6n de Minutos
6:00-Los Juguetes de Bon Bini 10:15-Cine Colosal
7:00-Bonanza 11:00-Pensamiento Religioso
8:00-El FBI en Accii6n UERCOLES
10:00-Marcus Welby 11:00-Los 3 Chiflados
:00-Los Intocables 11:30-Patrula de Caminos
11:00-Los Intocables ,) ..*

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

12:uu--orteo Oeli miercii i
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-Cuestidn 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--nformative del MedioC,
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-Cuestion de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal
11:00-Pensamiento Religioso

11:00-Los 3 Chiflados
11:45-Patrulla de Caminos
1:00-Informative 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-Grupo 21
9:00-La Mujer Prohibida
10:00-Cuestion de Minutos
10:15-La Hora Cero
l1:00-Catedral de la Vida

Pagina 2

Noviembre 30, 1973


James Eugene Brathwaite

Se Jubila J. E. Brathwaite

De Ia Imprenta del Canal

Cuando James Eugene Brath-
waite se jubil6 de la empresa del
Canal el pasado viernes 23 de no-
viembre, cumpli6 49 afios 4 meses
y 29 dias de trabajar con la Impren-
ta del Canal de Panama, sumando
los servicios que ha prestado su
familiar a esa unidad a casi 130.
En efecto, el padre de James
Edward Brathwaite, se jubil6 de la
empresa del Canal despu6s de ha-
ber servido por 47 afios en la Im-
prenta, mientras que su hermana,
Phyra Decoster labor en esa uni-
dad desde hace 33 afios.
La familiar Brathwaite, en opi-
ni6n de muchos, quizAs sea la fami-
lia que mas afios ha servido a una
misma unidad del Canal. Brath-
waite padre fue oficinista de la sec-
ci6n de n6minas, official de requisi-
ciones y cajista, cargo este con el
que se jubil6. Su hijo James Eugene
comenz6 como mensajero, y se ju-
bil6 como prensista de maquina de
cilindro, en tanto que Phvra De-
coster se desempefia como trabaja-
dora de encuadernaci6n.
James Eugene Brathwaite naci6
en PanamA en 1909, 2 afios despues
que lleg6 su padre procedente de
Barbados, isla del Caribe de donde
Ilegaban muchos nativos a trabajar
en la construcci6n del Canal.
Cuando Brathwaite ingres6 a tra-
bajar en la empresa del Canal, la
Imprenta, que actualmente funcio-
na en La Boca, quedaba en Mount
Hope. Por 2 afios, hasta 1926,
James Eugene trabaj6 como men-
sajero y despu6s por otros 2 afios
como ayudante del prensista de
maquina de cilindro. Su pr6xima
posici6n fue la de prensista de ci-
lindro, la misma que desempefi6
hasta el moment de jubilarse.
Los 47 afios de estar dircctamen-
te relacionado con distintos mode-
los de prensas de cilindro han Ile-
gado a convertirlo en un expert.
Desde 1924, afio en que ingres6
a la Imprenta, hasta que esta fue
trasladada en 1963 de Mount Hope
a su actual ubicaci6n en La Boca,
vivi6 en el sector AtlAntico. Vivia
con su padre en la antigua comu-
nidad de Silver City, y despu6s en
la Calle 4 de la ciudad de Col6n.
Reside en Pedro Miguel.
Brathwaite recuerda el hist6rico
accident a6reo ocurrido en la 6po-
ca de la II Guerra Mundial cuando
un avi6n de la Marina sc estrell6
en las proximidades de la Imprenta
en Mount Hope. Tambien recuerda
la ocasi6n, el 4 de noviembre de
1966, en que se produjo un incendio
en la Imprenta. Cuando 6l Ileg6 ya
los Bomberos se habian sumado a
Robert H. Hammetter, capataz ge-
neral de la Imprenta que se jubila-
ra el pr6ximo 15 de diciembre, en
la lucha contra el siniestro.
Cuando se organize el desapare-

cido Local 713, predecessor del
Local 900, Brathwaite ingres6 a
ese organismo y fue nombrado re-
presentante sindical en la Impren-
ta. Actualmente pertenece a la
hermandad St. Charles de la Logia
Odd Fellows, y a la hermandad
Guardabosques de la Logia Court
Un active religioso, Brathwaite
pertenece a la Iglesia San Alban,
de Paraiso. Cuando vivia en Col6n
pertenecia a la Iglesia Episcopal
de Cristo y fue ac6lito por 40 afios.
Brathwaite es viudo. Tiene tres
hijas adoptivas. Todas viven en
los Estados Unidos: BArbara Ann,
quien reside en Brooklyn, N.Y.,
Elvira Virginia y Susana, estas con
residencia en Rochester, N.Y.
En sus mocedades, fue un con-
sagrado deportista.
Tambi6n le encanta leer los pe-
ri6dicos, especialmente The Star
& Herald y el Miami Herald, asi
como el Reader's Digest.
Ahora Brathwaite tiene planeado
irse a vivir a Col6n y esperar la
oportunidad de viajar a los Estados
Unidos para visitar a sus hijrs.


Clasico Anual de Lanchas

Se Efectuara el Domingo 9

El ClAsico Presidente, que se ce-
lebra todos los afos en honor al
President de la Reptiblica de Pa-
namA, se efectuara el pr6ximo do-
mingo 9 de diciembre en recorrido
de 100 millas.
Con este event el club celebra,
ademas, su aniversario 18 de fun-
En esta ocasi6n el clisico se co-
rrera en un circuit de 3 millas
justamente frente al Club de Yates
y Pesca, en la Bahia de Panamai.
El ganador recibirA un premio de
$3.000 en efectivo. Cada piloto que

Paraiso Gano


De Minibasket
Los quintetos masculine y feme-
nino de la Escuela Primaria de Pa-
raiso se adjudicaron recientemente
una series relampago de minibas-
quet celebrada contra Rainbow
City, en el gimnasio de la comu-
nidad de Santa Cruz.
En el juego correspondiente a la
categoria femenina, las entusiastas
nifias de Paraiso anotaron 22 pun-
tos por 15 de las de Rlainbow City.
Sobresalieron como las mejores
anotadoras Silvia Daniel, Beverly
Barnett y Carmela Brooks, con 6
tantos cada una, y Eneida Daniel
con 4 puntos.
Por el quinteto femenino de
Rainbow City sobresalieron al ata-
que las niiias Delia Dunmoodie,
con 8 puntos, y Covina Evans,
con 6.
En su turno, los pibes de Paraiso
emularon a las nifias de su plantel,
al derrotar a la representaci6n de
Rainbow City por anotaci6n final
de 41-31. Destacaron por los ga-
nadores J. Butcher con 21 puntos,
F. Pomare con 9, G. Hinds con 6
tantos y G. Griffith con 4. Los me-
jores anotadores por Rainbow City
resultaron H. Wallace con 10 pun-
tos, M. Ortiz con 7 y J. Cover con 6.
Mafiana sabado 19 de diciembre
se ha sefialado una competencia in-
terprimaria de volibol, para clause -
rar la Semana de la Educaci6n

Ilegue adelante en yates con motor
fuera de borda y dentro de borda
recibira $3.000, con lo que sumara
a $6.000 el premio efectivo para el
primer lugar. Este conservara el
valioso trofeo de oro y plata du-
rante 1 afio. Hay destinados $2.000
para el segundo lugar, $1.500 para
el tercero y $1.000 para el cuarto,
adems de premios adicionales.
Ademis de los numerosos com-
petidores de los Clubes de Yates
de PanamA y ]a Zona del Canal, se
espera que se inscriban algunos es-
pecialistas foraneos en este tipo de
events. Hasta la fecha se habian
inscrito dos competidores de los
Estados Unidos. Se trata de Barry
Woods, de Vancouver, Washington,
y Tom Posey, de Dallas, Texas,
quienes vendrin acompafiados de
su mentor Allen Yau, de Texas.
La entrada Woods-Posey tiene
muchas victorias a su haber, inclu-
yendo el Clasico Velocidad de 250
millas corrido en Galveston en sep-
tiembre pasado, en que ambos ocu-
paron las dos primeras posiciones.
Empleando un motor experimen-
tal, Posey gan6 el primer lugar en
]a prueba de 250 millas de Prove,
Utah. Woods hasta hace unos me-
ses mantenia la marca de velocidad
de 116.5 millas por hora para even-
tos de esa naturaleza.

Grado 7
Erasmo Barrera
Angela Carew
Dielka Thompson
Regina Watson
Grado 8
Francisco Beatty
Grado 9
Nilsa Alleyne
Michelva Evans
Carlos Gill
Grado 10
Griselda Batista
Natalia Goddard

Pagina 3

Grupos Corales

Tuvieron Gran

Sumamente interesante y concu-
rrida result la presentaci6n el pa-
sado 24, de los reputados integran-
tes del grupo coral del sector Atlhn-
tico "The Gospel Messengers". La
presentaci6n del grupo tuvo lugar a
partir de las 7:30 p.m. en el Gim-
nasio de San Crist6bal en PanamAi.
"Los Hermanos Emmanuel" afa-
mado grupo coral que acompafi6 a
los Gospel Messengers, organiza-
ron esta interesante actividad, en la
que los amantes de la buena masica
pudieron disfrutar de la alta cali-
dad de ambas agrupaciones.
El coro The Gospel Messengers
esti formado por 60 adolescents,
dirigidos por la Profesora Avis Dick,
profesora de m6sica de la Escuela
de Rainbow City. Como los Herma-
nos Emmanuel, esa agrupaci6n ha
obtenido un just prestigio gracias
a la armonia de sus voces y la exce-
lente calidad que han demostrado
en cada presentaci6n.
Esta fue una de las actividades
organizadas por la agrupaci6n "Los
Hermanos de la Iglesia Emanuel",
con el prop6sito de recaudar fon-
dos para sus diversas actividades
caritativas. Al mismo tiempo, pro-
mueven el inter6s por la muisica
coral, interpretada magistralmente
en la presentaci6n del sabado 24.

Mabel Meza
Pamela Peter
Fulgencio Barrera
Grado 11
Clarence Alleyne
Aurelio Hartley
Amelia Henlon
Luis Rhoden
Ricardo McFarlane
Grado 12
Ricardo Alleyne
Dario DeSouza
Maritza Goddard
Mario Wallace
Lesbia Barrera

Ir~ af7



El tiempo cambia las modas . . . y tambi6n las caras. En la foto, tomada
en julio de 1956 cuando la Imprenta de la Zona del Canal ain funcionaba
en Mount Hope, aparece James E. Bratlwaite (6 de izqu'erda a derecha
en la cuarta fila) cuando tenia 32 afios de trabajar para la Imprenta. En la
tercera fila (12) aparece su hermana Phyra Decoster, quien tenia en ese
entonces 16 afios con la Imprenta. Otros en la foto, y que aun trabajan
con esa unidad son: John N. Purvis, Jr. (3 en la primera fila); Mario
Torres (7), Antonio Aciego S. (9) y Edgar L. Josephs (12), en la segunda
fila; Thelma E. Watson (1), Ruby A. Wynter (2), Albertina Vaz (3) y
Muriel Douglas (10), quien esta en otra unidad de la Divisi6n de Servicios

Administrativos, en la terera fila; )aniel T. Foster (13), en la cuarta fila,
y Bertrand McLean (1), Winston O. Yearwood (3), Donald D. Peart (4),
Frank V. Lord (5), IIamlin H1. Sisnctt (8) y Harold Lewis (10), en la ultima
fila. La foto fue tomada durante la entrega de un premio por el Vice-
gohernador de entonces, Coronel H. W. Schull, Jr., al haber cumplido
mas de 1.000.000 de horas-honbre de trabajo de agosto de 1950 a diciem-
bre de 1955, sin sufrir accidents causantes de incapacidad. En primera
fila a la derecha aparece el entonces Jefe encargado del Ramo Administra-
tivo, H. L. Anderson, y a la derecha el Vicegobernador Schull y G. O.
Kellar, entonces Jefe del Ramo de Seguridad.



8~i ~ ~ ,lci �-~-�-*c~ � ~-.,-


Noviembre 30, 1973

Se Establece . . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)

-f .A r

La foto corresponde a la celebraci6n de la Semana de
la Educaci6n Fisica en la Escuela Primaria de Rainbow
City. Aparece el Profesor GermAn Castillo, de Educa-
ci6n Fisica y quien particip6 en la coordinaci6n de las
actividades de la semana que terminal hoy, dirigiendo

Dictan Curso . . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
a jubilarse en el sector Pacifico, de
6:30 a 9 p.m. en la Oficina de Ser- despu6s del com
vicio Social, en el edificio donde vose construira
funcionaba la antigua escuela de Estaci6 de estac
Pedro Miguel. Ayer jueves tuvo lu- staci6n del
gar un cursor similar para los del Heights, de m
sector AtlAntico, de 7 a 9:30 p.m., movilistas proce
en el Centro Comunal de Rainbow Gorgona puedai
city. de hacer el alto,
City. Roosevelt y ent
Los pr6ximos cursos han sido cionamientos.
programados para el martes 4 de
diniembre en Pedro Miguel, y el
Calle Heights ir
jueves 6 de diciembre en Rainbow Calle Heights i
ci6n de la inters
City, a las mismas horas y en los ci6n del Ferrc
mismos lugares en que se efectua- Heights, con la
ron los cursos anteriores. Se ha pro- semfforo en la
gramado, asimismo, una gira a los Tambi6n serin
proyectos de viviendas que se de- trada a la Ofici
sarrollan en PanamA y Col6n el y a sus Areas d
sabado 15 de diciembre en ambos Se espera que ec
sectors del Istmo. ce a principios
El program de cursos incluirA Recientementi
informaci6n sobre aspects de sa- nuevo alineamie
lud y otros servicios que se ofre- ci6n de las called
cen a los jubilados y a sus depen- poniendo la salic
dientes. Tambi6n se les proporcio- nebey perpendi
nara informes sobre las regulacio- Carr, donde se c
nes escolares que rigen tanto en alto y se coloc6
PanamA como en la Zona del Canal, para el trAfico de
y otra informaci6n ltil para ellos. El Area ampliad
Los participants en los cursos Barnebey y el
deberan pagar una cuota de $3, vuelta a demarc
que deberAn cancelar en los respec-
tivos Centros de Servicio Comunal. NO Ab
Los residents de Santa Cruz in-
teresados en tomar el curso podrAn (Viene de
hacerlo en cualquier sector. dedor de los e(
Los interesados deberin Ilamar minimo necesario
de 4 a 9 p.m., a los siguientes Cen- nes, la seguridad
tros de Servicio Comunal: Pedro Iluminar los c
Miguel, 52-4004; Paraiso, 52-4102; tennis y otras Ar
Santa Cruz, 56-6866, y Rainbow s61o cuando se e
City, 43-2333. Eliminar el
conveniencia en
p blicos. Ilabrl a
Presentaran para los que m
para cumplir
Un p 0 m6dicos yde Iit
n Program Reducr al m
ciones de Navid:
De Navidad iluminacidn exte:
,;_ ' ; 1 7

La Banda Sinf6nica de la Es-
cnela Superior de Balboa presen-
tara su quincuagesimo tercer Pro-
grama Anual de Navidad el pr6xi-
mo jueves 6 de diciembre, a partir
de las 7:30 p.m., en el auditorio del
plantel. La presentaci6n de este
ano ha sido titulada "La Gloria de
la Navidad".
El program include selecciones
de mAsica navidefia rusa, inglesa,
alemana y americana.
Aspecto relevant de la funci6n
serA la presentaci6n de un trio
de cuerdas que interpretarA "Una
Pequefia Serenata", de Mozart.

cion ue la Z ona
permitirA ilumin
nizaciones indivi
Los acondici(
de aire serAn pue
las unidades no
apagadas duranl
de trabajo. Las
tana se usarin
El Comit6 Co
ca de la Zona d
esperanza de que
tes de la Zona
todo lo possible p
rar la crisis de
enfrenta todo el

los ejercicios de gimnasia de los alumnos de los cuartos
a los sextos grades de ese plantel. La semana ha dado
6nfasis al nuevo concept de Movimiento Educativo, en
que se da prioridad a los ejercicios que desarrollan toda
la anatomia y la mente del hombre.

Estan Siendo . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)

ienzo del Aiio Nue-
una nueva entrada
:ionamientos de 1
rrocarril de Balboa
nera que los auto-
dentes de la Calle
n tambi6n despu6s
cruzar la Avenida
rar al lote de esta-

Slas mejoras a la
icluira la modifica-
;ecci6n en la Esta-
>carril de Balboa
instalaci6n de un
base de la colina.
modificadas la en-
na de la Vivienda
e estacionamiento.
ste trabajo comien-
de diciembre.
e se termin6 el
nto de la intersec-
s Barnebey y Carr,
Ia de la Calle Bp-
icular a la Calle
;oloc6 una serial de
una serial de alto
la Calle Barnebev.
da entire la Calle
Sitio Johnson fue
car, con lines que

riran . . .
la pdgina 1)
lificios pdiblicos al
o para las operacio-
d y protection.
stadios, canchas de
areas de recreaci6n
est6n usando.
agua caliente de
n los edificios pi-
agua caliente s61o
anejen alimentos y
:on los requisites
inimo las ilumina-
ad. S61o habrn una
rior en cada pobla-
del Canal. No se
aciones a las orga-
onadores centrales
estos a 75 grades y
Snecesarias serin
te las horas fuera
unidades de ven-
s6lo cuando sea

njunto de Logisti-
el Canal reitera la
e todos los residen-
del Canal harin
ara ayudar a supe-
energia a que se

marcan una double vuelta a la iz-
quierda hacia El Prado. Esta zona
consiste en un tercer carril en el
centro del camino dentro del cual
los vehiculos pueden esperar para
doblar con toda seguridad hacia la
izquierda, frente al trafico que
viene en direcci6n contrarian, para
entrar a El Prado en cualquier
direcci6n, sin detener el trAfico de
la Calle Gorgona.
La creaci6n de las intersecciones
en ingulo recto en la conjunci6n
de la Calle Gorgona, tanto con la
Avenida Roosevelt como con la
Calle Carr, estA de acuerdo con el
principio de trafico, de que las in-
tersecciones en Angulo recto son
mis seguras. (V6ase diagram en
la secci6n inglesa).

vester D. Callender, 52-3261; Pa-
tricia M. Flores, 52-3498; Raymond
M. Murphy, 52-3445; Joseph M.
Watson, 52-3375; Juana M. Joly,
43-2148 y Edith F. Newsome,
Si la acci6n informal no resuelve
el asunto dentro de 21 dias de tra-
bajo desde la primera reuni6n con
el asesor, el empleado tiene dere-
cho a una acci6n formal que co-
mienza con una queja por escrito a
Robert S. Jeffrey, Funcionario de
Igualdad de Oportunidades en el
Empleo (EEO), o a las demas per-
sonas autorizadas para recibir que-
jas, que incluyen al Gobernador
David S. Parker; J. Patrick Conley,
Director del EEO; Theresa F.
Moore, Coordinadora del Progra-
ma Femenino Federal y Jos6 E.
Corc6, Coordinador del Programa
de Habla Hispana.
Si la queja es aceptada, el Di-
rector del EEO nombra un inves-
tigador, quien harA una investiga-
ci6n, darA al empleado un expe-
diente con los pasos de la investi-
gaci6n y ordena al Funcionario del
EEO que trate de lograr un arre-
glo interno del asunto.
Si el arreglo no es acceptable, el
empleado cuenta con 15 dias ca-
lendario para solicitar una audien-
cia ante el examinador de quejas,
quien, despues de efectuar la au-
diencia, pasa al Gobernador los re-
sultados y sus recomendaciones, de
manera que el Gobernador pueda
tomar una decision final.
En cada paso de los procedi-
mientos formales, despues de que
el Funcionario de EEO o los de-
mis autorizados para recibir ape-
laciones, hayan rechazado la ape-
laci6n; despues de intentar un

Examen del Club

De Botes a Motor

Sera el Lunes 3
El examen bAsico de navegaci6n
que administra el Club de Botes a
Motor se efectuarA en el cafetorium
de la Escuela Secundaria de Curun-
di, el lunes 3 de diciembre a las
7 p.m. Los interesados que aprue-
ben el examen podrin ingresar al
Club de Botes a Motor y podrin
tomar en el future cursos mis
avanzados sobre la material.


Lista de Vacantes y Traslados Para Empleados
Todo solicitante capacitado recibiri consideraci6n para trabajo sin distinci6n de raza,
religion, color, nacionalidad, sexo, afiliaci6n political u otro factor no meritorio.


Salario Division

Agente de Aduanas NM-6 ------ ---- $8.977.00
Auxiliar de Enfermeria NM-20 (Masculino)
(Se require trabajo de turn) __ ____________$3.744.00
Enfermera/Enfermera Clinica NM-5/7
(Trabajo de turn) --- _____- _ $7.737.60/$9.52640
Marinero MG-7 (Conocimientos del Inglis)
(Habilidad para nadar)__ ---------------$2.06
Marinero-Lancha Motora MG-6 (Conocimientos del Inglis)
(Saber nadar)----------$1.89
Mechnico de Equipo Para Aoondicionamiento de Aire MG-10
(Se require licencia para conducir)_ --- $4.64
Montador de Tuberia MG-10 (Conocimientos del Inglis)
(Habilidad para nadar)--------- --- $4.64
Obrero MG-2* ---- ----------- $1.64
Oficinista-Transcriptor(a) de Dictifono NM-31 .----- - $4,617.60
Operario(a) de Telifonos NM-3 (Tiempo parcial que no
exceda 16 horas semanales) ------------- $2.22
Sargento, Cuerpo de Bomberos FM-42 (Se require
licencia para conducir)__ ----- - $13.580.00
Archivero(a) NM-2 (Bilingiie) (Que no exceda 1 aiio) --- $3.744.00
Auxiliar de Enfermeria NM-2 (Bilingie) (Que no
exceda 1 afo)-__ -- ----------- $3.744.00
Farmactutico(a) NM-9/11 (Tiempo parcial que no exceda
20 horas semanales) (Que no exceda 1 aiio) -- --- $5.58/$6.69
Mecanico de Equipo Para Acondicionamiento de Aire MG-10
(Se require licencia para conducir) (Posici6n obligada
que no exceda 2 afos) _ _ --___________$4.64
Oficinista de Clinica-Recepcionista NM-3 (Bilingiie)
(Que no exceda 1 aio) ----------$4.617.60


Si- can-
tio tes
P 1

C. Salud M. P

Salubridad A-P

Dragado P

Dragado P

Mantenimiento P

Esclusas P
Mantenimiento A
C. Salud M. P

Electricidad P

C. Bomberos P

Hos. Gorgas P

Hos. Gorgas P

Hos. Gorgas P

Hos. Gorgas P

Hos. Gorgas P

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 mas
de una posici6n, indique el orden de preferencia. Se indican los anuncios nuevos en letras
negritas. Los salaries indicados serin aumentados a los ciudadanos de EE. UU. por medio del
diferencial apropiado ademis 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
done puede emplearse solamente ciudadanos estadounidenses. Mayor informacidn puedp
obtenerse en el Ramo de Empleo y Utilizaci6n de Empleados, tel6fonos 52-7996, 52-7501.
52-3583 6 43-1288. No deben comunicarse directamente con los funcionarios de empleo.
* Suieto a reclasificaci6n a Trabajador en Adiestramiento NM-1/MG-1. Los empleados que
estin en el program de trabajadores en adiestramiento pueden solicitar cambios dentro del

arreglo interno sin tener 6xito y
despubs de la decision del Gober-
nador, al empleado se le informarA
de su derecho de apelar ante la
Comisi6n de Servicio Civil de los
Estados Unidos dentro de 15 dias
calendario o de presentar una de-
manda civil en una Corte del Dis-
trito de los Estados Unidos dentro
de 30 dias calendario.
Despu6s de una decision adversa
de parte de la Comisi6n de Servicio
Civil, el empleado puede presentar
una demand en una Corte de Dis-
trito dentro de 30 dias calendario.
A pesar de que la Ley de Igual-
dad de Empleo de 1972 no es apli-
cable a los no estadounidenses, el
Gobernador ha extendido adminis-
trativamente por precedencia, co-
bertura parcial a dichos empleados.
Las audiencias para los empleados
no estadounidenses son efectuadas
por examinadores de audiencia de
la Compania-Gobierno y los em-
pleados pueden apelar de sus
decisions ante el Gobernador.


Los residents de la Zona del
Canal que hayan comprado televi-
sores de color marca Zenith de 19
pulgadas en los Estados Unidos
deberAn revisar el nimero de pro-
ducci6n y de la series, a fin de esta-
blecer si poseen un aparato poten-
cialmente peligroso.
La Division de Abastos del Canal
ha sido notificada que los models
D4030W5, D4030W6, T2838W5,
T2838W6 y SD-1950R6, corres-
pondientes a la series de producci6n
240B al 246B, pueden tener defec-
tos de fabricaci6n que podrian
causar incendios.
Si bien la Divisi6n de Abastos
a6n no ha recibido, y por lo tanto
no ha podido vender models de-
fectuosos, se encargara de hacer los
arreglos para que la empresa de
servicio Zenith enl localidad se
encargue de arreglar los defects
de los televisores correspondientes
a dichos models y series. Los in-
teresados deberin Ilamar al Geren-
te de Manejo de Mercaderias del
Almacen de Ventas al Detal de
Balboa, 52-7524.


De Aire Causan

Gran Consumo
El acondicionamiento de aire es
el responsible de la mayor part
del consume de energia electrica
que se utiliza en la Zona del Canal.
Esta realidad fue descubierta re-
cientemente, cuando se hicieron
verificaciones en cada una de las
residencias, como parte de tn es-
fuerzo para encontrar medios para
conservar la energia elctrica y
reducir la cantidad de combustible
necesario para general electricidad.
Despues de 1 mes de medidas
moderadas de conservaci6n, la can-
tidad de energia el6ctrica utilizada
en las residencias de esta Area fue
reducida en un 15 por ciento. Du-
rante 1 mes de 30 dias, el consume
fue de 3,660 kilovatios-hora, com-
parado con un promedio de consu-
mo de mas de 4,300 kilovatios-hora
antes de las medidas de conser-
Despues de medir el consume de
todos los aparatos electricos de las
residencias en base diaria, se des-
cubri6 que el sistema de acondicio-
namiento de aire us6 el 54 por cien-
to de la energia total, mientras que
el 16 por ciento era utilizado por el
calentador de agua.
Se obtuvieron resultados signifi-
cativos al desconectar el acondicio-
namiento de aire durante la noche
en los cuartos que no estaban ocii-
pados, al desconectar todas las uni-
dades cuando se dejaba la casa por
varias horas y cuando se bajaba el

Paigina 4