The Panama Canal spillway =

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


Subjects / Keywords:
Periodicals -- Canal Zone ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama) ( lcsh )
federal government publication ( marcgt )
periodical ( marcgt )
serial ( sobekcm )


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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Gift of the Panaina Canai Museu,

More Than 60 Years of Service to Wortld Commerce

The Panama

Vol. XIII, No. 44

From Bunker

Governor Releases Letter

On Treaty Negotiations

Consistent with my announced
intention of keeping employees in
the Canal Zone as fully informed
about the status of treaty negotia-
tions as possible, I am releasing
for immediate publication in the
SPILLWAY the full text of a letter
just received from Ambassador
Ellsworth Bunker.
"Dear Governor Parfitt:
"As the United States moves
toward a new treaty relationship
with Panama, you and I will share
an important concern-the protec-
tion of the rights and interests of
the employees of the Panama
Canal enterprise.
"I thought it would be appro-
priate to write you at the outset
of your tenure as Governor to em-
phasize my intent to provide that
"Without it the new relationship
could not be fully equitable as
between the parties.
"You may know that during my
first visit to Panama in November
of 1973, I met with representative
groups of employees in the Canal
Zone, to acquaint myself with their
sentiments on a new treaty. I shall
hope to be able to meet with them
again during my next visit to Pan-
ama. My purpose will be to offer
a perspective on the course of the
negotiations thus far.
"I must be frank, however, in
saying that there will be limits to
the perspective I can offer.
"The two countries have been
attempting to reach an accommo-
dation of the national interests of
each since the unfortunate events
of 1964. That they have not yet
been able to reach it is in part the
consequence of premature public
revelations of the details of im-
portant matters agreed upon-or
not agreed upon-during negotia-
tion. The public discussion which
ensued made it impossible for the
two governments to exercise the
flexibility required to complete the
process of accommodation.
"I cannot contribute to a repeti-
tion of those negotiating misfor-
tunes. Accordingly I shall be able
to offer only a broad, rather than
a detailed, perspective.
"I am aware, of course, and
very much regret, that the absence
of detailed information leads to
rumor and to anxiety among those
who stand to be affected by change
in the Panama-United States rela-
tionship. Rumor and anxiety have
undoubtedly been reinforced by
speculation in the media of both
countries concerning the negotia-
tions-speculation which has in the
main been false or misleading.
"I would hope that the em-
ployees of the enterprise would
treat any such speculation and,
indeed, any reports on the negotia-
tions which do not come to them
from official United States sources,
with a considerable measure of
skepticism. I should add that a
good deal of the speculation and
rumor relates to elements in the
new relationship which have not
been addressed by the negotiators,
much less resolved.

"I understand, for example, that
a rumor is circulating that the
United States intends to transfer
police, fire, customs, postal, edu-
cational, and other jurisdictional
services to Panama through Execu-
tive Action without the approval
of Congress. That is simply not so.
Any proposed change in basic
United States relations with Pan-
ama and specially any jurisdic-
tional change would be submitted
to Congress for approval. I am con-
fident that the Congress would scru-
tinize proposed changes carefully to
assure that the paramount interests
of our country and its citizens are
"I should also emphasize that in
this, as in any other major inter-
national negotiation, agreements
made along the negotiating path
are tentative ones, subject to mod-
ification as the parties reach the
point of preparing a final 'package'
of agreements.
"Much work remains to be done,
many difficult issues remain to be
negotiated, before that point is
reached. It is only after that point
is passed that the negotiators
would begin the drafting of treaty
"Naturally my intent is to nego-
tiate a new relationship which,
while reflecting the legitimate na-
tional interests of Panama, pro-
vides the safeguards that will lead
to congressional approval of it.
"Plainly there is opposition in
the Congress to a new relationship
with Panama. I have urged mem-
bers of the Senate and House of
Representatives, however, to with-
hold judgment on the matter of a
new relationship until they have
an opportunity to examine its con-
"I would ask the same of the
employees of the Panama Canal
"The configuration for which
I am striving is one of a partner-
ship in the enterprise fair to both
countries. The Joint Statement of
(Continued on p. 4)



Being Accepted

Eligible Panama Canal perma-
nent employees who passed the
current Apprentice Tests at the
Central Employment Office may
submit applications for transfer
(Form 443) to the Chief, Employ-
ment and Placement Branch, Build-
ing 366, Ancon, C.Z., no later than
May 9, 1975, for apprentice vacan-
cies for the program starting in
July 1975.
Applicants should attach to their
Applications for Transfer a copy of
the Notice of Rating issued by the
Central Employment Office.
Applicants should indicate if
they wish to be considered for
either Pacific side or Atlantic side
vacancies or both.

Graduating cadets of the Escuela NAutica de Panami
receive congratulations from Acting Gov. Richard L.
Hunt after completing 6 weeks of marine training in

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various installations of the Canal organization. The
Acting Governor presented certificates to the 47
cadets at the Miraflores Theater.

ollutoin" Is Bad Word Panama Cadets
SI I raComplete Canal
In Minds of 4th Graders Training Course

Out of the mouths of babes . . .
"What can young people of the
Canal Zone do to enhance the
quality of the environment through
pollution control?"
A deep question for the Chief
of the Panama Canal Environ-
mental Control Group to ask a
class of grammar school students.

Governor Hurt

In Car Accident

On U.S. Hwy.
Canal Zone Gov. H. R. Parfitt
and Mrs. Parfitt returned to the
Isthmus on Saturday with a healthy
respect for the virtues of seat belts
as a result of a traffic accident in
which the Governor suffered a
broken arm and finger.
Mrs. Parfitt was shaken but un-
injured in the accident, which oc-
curred April 23 on a four-lane
highway in West Virginia. The
Parfitts were en route from Wash-
ington to New Orleans, where
they were to leave their car for
shipment to the Canal Zone.
Governor Parfitt credits the fact
that both were wearing seat belts
with saving their lives when a car
suddenly cut across their path and
they were unable to stop before
crashing into it broadside.
The Governor suffered a frac-
ture of the right forearm and ring
finger of his left hand. The Par-
fitt's car was totally demolished.

Film Series Continues
Two more segments in the As-
cent of Man film series, "The
Ladder of Creation" and "World
Within World" will be shown at
7 p.m., tomorrow, at the Cristobal
Little Theatre. The public is in-
vited free of charge. Refreshments
will be on sale.

Coin Club to Meet
The Crossroads Coin Club will
meet at 7:15 p.m., May 7, in the
clubroom of the VFW Curundu.
A numismatic auction is held along
with other club activities. Chil-
dren are welcome.

Perhaps. But when Dr. Horace
Loftin asked that question of the
fourth grade students at the Diablo
Elementary School, he was amazed
by their wealth of knowledge and
understanding of the problem.
Dr. Loftin carried a prepared
speech with him when he went to
the school at the invitation of
teacher Lowell C. Wilson. The
opening question that was intended
as a lead in to his talk elicited so
many answers that in turn gener-
ated so many more questions, his
prepared text was never used.
Before he left the school, Dr.
Loftin told the youngsters, "I bet
I learned more from you than you
learned from me," and he asked
them to put their ideas and sug-
gestions in writing and send them
to him.
The 30 fourth graders not only
wrote letters and essays on the
subject. Some presented the prob-
lem and their solutions with cap-
tioned drawings. Others used pho-
tographs from newspapers and
magazines to illustrate the points
they wanted to make. Two young
ladies-Jackie Blau and Kim Jung-
joined forces to turn out an 18-
page booklet titled "What Is Pol-
lution? Is It Bad? Yes It Is!!!"
Kim Jung wrote: "I think air
pollution is a way to harm people
and their community. So we should
find a way to try to stop it. Smoke
is one of the most things of air
pollution. It comes from factories,
smoking, cars, buses, trucks, fires,
airplanes, fire places, etc. Panama
has a lot of air pollution because
of their outdoor fires and so do
Boy Scouts. I'm going to try to
help air pollution out." Kim ended
her letter with an emphatically
capitalized and underlined state-
For his own protection, the
SPILLWAY has decided to withhold
the name of the young man who
wrote: "I think the best way I can
stop land pollution in the Canal
Zone is to tell my Dad and Mom
to stop throwing their cigarettes
on the floor."
Those who believe that women
(Continued on p. 4)

Acting Gov. Richard L. Hunt
recently presented certificates to
47 cadets of the Escuela Nautica
de Panama who successfully com-
pleted 6 weeks of marine training
experience in various installations
of the Canal organization. Capt.
Antonio Motta, director of the Es-
cuela NAutica, assisted the Acting
Governor in the presentation.
In a brief talk prior to present-
ing the certificates, the Acting
Governor told the cadets that the
Panama Canal was pleased to have
provided its installations and per-
sonnel to further their training re-
quired for the obtaining of their
licenses as deck officers or engi-
neering officers.
Lauding the cadets for their ex-
cellent work, Colonel Hunt noted
that he had received favorable
reports not only on their training
but also on the manner in which
they conducted themselves in and
out of classes.
Wishing them good fortune in
their careers, he told the cadets
he hoped that future training pro-
grams will be as successful as the
one just completed.
The graduation ceremony was
held at the theater at Miraflores

Gaillard Highway
Section to Close

This Weekend
Gaillard Highway between the
Civil Affairs Building and Curundu
Road will be closed to vehicular
traffic for 2 days, beginning 6 a.m.,
tomorrow. The closure will pro-
vide time necessary to reconstruct
the deteriorated railroad crossing.
Traffic from the Balboa area
going to Curundu will use Roose-
velt Avenue to Frangipani Street,
then left on to Gaillard Highway
and continue on to Curundu Road.
Traffic entering the Canal Zone en
route to the Civil Affairs Building
will use Roosevelt Avenue to Co-
rozo Street, to Gaillard Highway.
Gaillard Highway will be open
to traffic Monday, May 5.
(See map on p. 4.)

Canal Spillway

Friday, May 2, 1975



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May 2, 1975

Beginning Friday, May 2, 1975

BALBOA (Air-Conditioned)
Fri., 6:15, 8:00-What's Up Doc
(SIT) (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-Passion for Danger
Sat. Jr. Mat., 10:00 a.m.-Namu the Killer
Whale (G)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 12:30-The Double Man (G)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:20-Mon., 6:15,
8:20-Mixed Company (PG)
Tues.-Wed., 6:15, 8:20-The Laughing
Policeman (R)
Thurs., 6:10, 8:30-The Last Command (PG)
COCO SOLO (Air-Conditioned)
Fri.-Now You See Him, Now You Don't
(SIT) (G)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Rings Around the World
Sat.-Sun., 7:30-The Deadly Trackers
(SIT) (PG)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00--Popi (G)
Mon., 7:30-The Thief Who Came to Dinner
(SIT) (PG)
Tues., 7:30-McQ (SIT) (PG)
Wed., 7:30-The Severed Head (SIT) (R)
Thurs., 7:30-Passion for Danger (PG)
Sun.-McQ (SIT) (PG)
Mon.-The Deadly Trackers (SIT) (PG)
Tues.-The Thief Who Came to Dinner
(SIT) (PG)
Wed.-Passion for Danger (PG)
Thurs.-The Severed Head (SIT) (R)
Fri.-Sounder (SIT) (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-1 Love You
Alice B. Toklas (SIT) (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Living Free (G)
Sat.-Cheyenne Autumn (SIT, (PG)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Rio Conchos (SIT) (G)

Sun.-Cahill (SIT) (PG)
Mon.-Magnum Force (SIT (R)
Tues.-Crazy Joe (SIT) (R)
Fri., 7:00-Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-How to Steal
a Million (G)
Sat.-An Affair to Remember (G)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Buffalo Bill (G)
Sun.-Quiller Memorandum (PG)
Fri.-Swiss Family Robinson (SIT) (G)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-When Dinosaurs
Ruled the Earth (SIT) (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 6:15-Gay Purr-ee (SIT) (G)
Sat., 8:15-Zeppelin (SIT) (G)
Sun.-Taking of Pelham One Two Three (R)
Tues.-Cinderella Liberty (SIT) (R)
Wed.-Junior Bonner (SIT) (PG)
Sun.-Cinderella Liberty (SIT) (R)
Mon.-Taking of Pelham One Two Three (R)
Wed.-Trouble Man and Gordon's War
(SIT) (R)
�All night shows begin at 7:00 except as
shown. All shows are post meridiem time ex-
cept as shown. Program subject to change.
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.
SIT-Indicates Spanish Titles.

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

3:00-Sesame Street
4:00-Electric Company
4:30-Cartoon Carnival
4:50-General Hospital (Adult)
5:10-The Rifleman
6:40-To Tell the Truth (Color)
7:55-Americans All (Color) (Series begins)
8:35-Supreme Court
9:00-Focus on Today
9:20-Movie: "Joaquin Murietta" (Color)
10:55-Music Special: "Herb Alpert and
the Tijuana Brass"
11:45-Party! (Color)
11:55-Penelope's Parlor
12:35-Abbott and Costello (Color)
1:00-Wyatt Earp
1:25-Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
2:15-Major League Baseball: San Diego
vs. Atlanta (Color)
4:00-All-Star Wrestling (Color)
4:45-Lucky Jim (Color) (Series begins)
5:10-Buck Owens Ranch Show (Color)
5:35-The Amazing World of Kreskin (Color)
6:00-Weekend '75
6:15-Trails to Adventure (Color)
6:40-Good Times (Color)
7:05-Mary Tyler Moore (Color)
7:30-Friends and Lovers (Color) (Premiere)
8:00--luo Pasa?
8:05-Variety Special: "The Bob Hope
Show" (Color)
9:00-Focus on Today
9:20-SCN Special of the Week:
"In Concert's 2d Anniversary"
(Part 2) (Color)
10:30-Creature Feature: "Island of the
Burning Doomed" (Color) (Adult)
12:00-Jimmy Dean (Color)
12:00-Spring Street (Color) (Series begins)
12:30-Christopher Close-Up
12:55-NBA Play-Offs: "Chicago vs.
Kansas City/Omaha (Color)
2:30-Pizza Hut All-Star (Color)
4:00-Superteams (Color)
5:0O-Meet the Press (Color)
6:40-Last of the Wild (Color)
7:05-Carol Burnett Show (Color)
8:00-Qud Pasa?
8:05-Perry Mason
9:00-Focus on Today
9:20--Movie: "City of Fear"
10:35 --The Weekend Tonight Show (Color)

3:00-Sesame Street
4:00 Electric Company

4:30-Cartoon Carnival
4:50-General Hospital
5:10-The Mancini Generation
5:35-Truth or Consequences
6:40-Let's Make a Deal
7:05-Ben Casey
8:00--Que Pasa?
8:05-Mission Impossible (Color)
9:00-Focus on Today
9:20-Monday Night Baseball:
San Diego vs. Houston (Color)

3:00-New Zoo Revue
3:25-Animal World (Color)
3:50-Electric Company
4:25-Andy Griffith
4:50-General Hospital
5:10-Jack La Lanne
5:35-The New Price Is Right
6:40-The French Chef
7:05-Laredo (Color) (Series ends
8:00-Information Special: "Time and the
Cities" (Color)
9:00-Focus on Today
9:20-Movie: "The Party's Over"
10:50-Mike Douglas (Adult)

3:00-Sesame Street
4:00-Electric Company
4:30-Cartoon Carnival
4:50-General Hospital
5:10--f These Walls Could Speak (Color)
5:35-The $10,000 Pyramid
6:40-Password All-Stars (Color)
7:05-The Hudson Brothers (Color)
8:00--ud Pasa?
8:05-0Ozzie's Girls
8:30-Sanford & Son (Color)
9:00-Focus on Today
9:20-Movie: "The Purple Gang" (Adult)
10:45-The Tonight Show

3:00-Make a Wish
3:25-Wild Kingdom (Color)
3:50-Electric Company
4:25-The Real McCoys
4:50-General Hospital (Adult)
5:10--The Wacky World of Jonathan Winters
5:35-Now You See It
6:40--The New Dating Game
7:05-The Fugitive
8:00-- u Pasa?
8:30-Rhoda (Color)
9:00-Focus on Today
9:20-Theatre in America: "Madness of
God" (Color)
11:20-Geraldo Rivera: "Goodnight,
America" (Color) (Adult)

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Police Division's new assistant poundmaster Jack D.
Smith carries snare from his truck to enforce the
Canal Zone leash law. Some of his duties involve im-
pounding animals not under proper control by their
owners or stray unlicensed animals. Smith, who will
be seen patroling townsites on both sides of the Isth-

Locks Employees School Employee Invited

Are Honored for To U.S. Women's Program
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V e rnaul VI YYO

An awards ceremony honoring
the outstanding performance dis-
played by employees of the Locks
Division during the Pedro Miguel
Locks Overhaul was held recently
in the Balboa Theater.
More than 200 employees at-
tending the ceremony were per-
sonnally congratulated by the Ma-
rine Director Capt. A. Dertien, and
Lawrence Barca, Jr., Chief, Locks
Division. Each was given a cer-
tificate recognizing his contribu-
tion in achieving the first 4-day
overhaul in the history of the
Locks Division.
In addressing the gathering,
Captain Dertien, stressed that the
achievement of the 4-Day Over-
haul Concept was a result of good
planning, proper training and most
importantly, the caliber and moti-
vation of the work force. He fur-
ther stated that this achievement
was a significant milestone in that
the ultimate capacity of the Canal
is dependent on minimum lane
outage time.

Gorgas Hospital

Prenatal Lectures

A series of prenatal lectures will
be held for the benefit of prospec-
tive parents this month at the
Gorgas Hospital Conference Room
No. 3, second floor, Section O.
Each will be presented from 7:30
to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
The dates and subjects of the
lectures are:
May 7-Medical care during preg-
May 14-Personal care during preg-
May 21-Labor and delivery (in-
cluding guided tour of the ward)
May 28-Preparation for baby (in-
cluding formula preparation, and
bathing baby)

Army Wives Club To Hold
Arts, Craft Show Tomorrow
The U.S. Army OWC (Atlantic)
will sponsor an arts and crafts show
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 3, in
the Margarita Parish Hall. For sale
will be such items as leather
purses, dolls, macrame, terrariums
and paintings. Refreshments will
be available.

Juana Almanza de Mitil, a sec-
retary in the Division of Schools,
has been invited by the U.S. State
Department to participate in a 40-
day program sponsored by the Bu-
reau of Educational and Cultural
Affairs as part of the International
Women's Year activities.
The invitation was extended by
U.S. Ambassador to Panama Wil-
liam J. Jorden, who in an accom-
panying letter pointed out that the
program had been designed "for
women who have shown them-
selves to be leaders and who are
at present actively working to im-
prove the status of women in their
Approximately 26 women leaders
representing 22 different countries
of Western and Eastern Europe,
Africa, Latin America, the Middle
East, South Asia and the Far East
will participate in this Multi-
regional International Women's
Year project. They represent a
great diversity of professions and
socio-cultural backgrounds.
From May 10 to June 20, par-
ticipants will visit Washington,
Boston, New York and other cities
in the eastern, southern and mid-
western United States.
A 10-year employee of the
Schools Division, Mrs. Mitil is at
present a secretary in the office of
the principal of Paraiso Junior-
Senior High School.
She has long been active in
women's organizations. As a mem-
ber of the Cooperation Committee
of the Inter-American Women's
Commission, she has dealt with
various aspects of programs for the
promotion and development of
women sponsored by the Organiza-
tion of American States, including
leadership seminars for women.
In addition, she belongs to the
National Council of Panamanian
Women, which forms a part of the
Inter-American Women's Commis-

sion. All Panamanian Women's
groups are represented on the
As a member of the Federally
Employed Women (FEW), Mrs.
Mitil belongs to the committee
which presents programs on topics
of interest to women as part of
the group's International Women's
Year activities.
In addition to her other activi-
ties, Mrs. Mitil is enrolled in the
School of Journalism and Public
Relations of the University of

Spring Review

Is Distributed;

Copies on Sale

The spring edition of the PAN-
AMA CANAL REVIEW, which fea-
tures the Golden Hinde on the
cover and a special centerspread
on tropical fish photographed in
color, was distributed last week.
Those wishing additional copies
of this edition may obtain them
from the Administrative Services
Division, Room 251 in the Admin-
istration Building or by writing to
Balboa Heights. Copies are 50
cents each.
Subscriptions to the REVIEW are
available for $1 regular mail or $2
airmail. Checks or money orders
should be made payable to the
Panama Canal Company.

College Club Brunch
The Caribbean College Club will
hold the May brunch at 10:30 a.m.,
May 10, at the Cristobal Women's
Club. Guests will include the club's
newest honorary member, Cliff
Drexler, and a scholarship winner.

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 emplo ces. Subscription
cost for others $2.60 a year. Airmail subscription cost $10 a year. Make
checks payable to Panama Canal Company and address to: SPLLWAY
Subscriptions, Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

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mus, will also investigate animal bites. Pet owners
are reminded that should their animals be impounded,
they will be responsible for any fees and are subject
to prosecution for violation of Canal Zone regulations.
In addition to the snare, Smith is equipped with a
tranquilizer rifle.

May 2, 1975

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On their trip through the Darien, Bob Webb and Ron Merrill (above)
had to overcome obstacles such as this, when it was necessary to get
off the motorcycle, put it on its side, and push it under the tree.

Bob Webb, Ronald Merrill

PC Machinists Conquer

Darien on Motorcycles

Robert Webb and Ronald Mer-
rill finally conquered the Darien.
They returned triumphant a few
days ago and went back to their
jobs as machinist divers at Mira-
flores Locks. Webb had made three
previous attempts and Merrill had
tried twice before to cross the
Darien Gap but each time obsta-
cles in the hot, tangled wilderness
proved too much for the men.
The Merrill-Webb Darien ex-
pedition, the first successful motor-
cycle trip through the gap, was
completed in 2/2 weeks. Carrying
a supply of freeze-dried food,
canned fruit, extra gasoline, a tent,
tire patches, inner tubes, a permit
that allowed them to use the
Darien road project, and a resolve
to make it this time, they started
out March 21 from the recently
completed bridge over the Bayano
Cleared by Bulldozer
Traveling on a trail that had
been cleared by one swipe of the
bulldozer, it took 2 days to reach
the Caiiazas River, a distance of
40 miles. In a previous attempt
last year, the same trip took 6
days, and in an earlier try it took
6 days to go 20 miles. That same
20 miles this time was done in
3 hours.
Next, bumping and jolting over
50 miles of gravel roadway, ex-
periencing a number of flat tires,
damaged inner tubes, tick bites
and a full day of misadventures
and frustration, they suddenly
came to the end of the road and
found themselves in the jungle,
where they spent the night.
After finding a trail to the Chu-
cunaque River, they hired a pira-
gua and paddled down the river
to Yaviza. To be better prepared
for the more arduous part of the
trip, Webb flew to Panama for
additional supplies and returned
the following day.
Traveled Over Rapids
Starting out again, they hired
another piragua and traveled up
the Tuira River, whose shallow
waters and fast rapids made the
going very difficult. Taking turns,
they pushed the 30-foot boat up-
stream and when the one pushing
lost his footing, he was swept
downstream. No help could be ex-
pected from the others who were
i.-..,ll;.; with the boat. At Boca
de Cupc, on the Tuira, they ob-
tained an exit permit and after a
day and a half on the hot, muddy
river, they came to the Paya River,
a paradise compared to the wild

river they had left behind. Here
the water was calm, deep and clear
and they could see fish under the
boat. The river was so narrow that
trees arching overhead kept them
in shade. About half way up the
river, they were joined by two
Indians who helped them to push
the piragua through the shallow
Indian Village Stir
Their arrival at Paya, a Cuna
Indian village, caused quite a stir,
with all the villagers lined up on
the bank watching Webb and Mer-
rill as they drove their cycles up
the river bank. The children, who
had never seen a motor vehicle,
first ran away, but returned to run
after the strangers as they drove
through the village. On the other
side of the village was still another
river to cross and then they en-
tered the jungle and were on their
way to the Colombian border. At
Palo de las Letras, where a monu-
ment marks the border they found
the densest of all the tropical
jungle they had traveled. It is said
that the original wooden pole
placed by Panama authorities to
mark the border gave the site its
name. The natives, who could not
read, referred to it as "the pole
with letters on it."
With the help of a guide, driving
their cycles or pushing them up
and down the steep hills they ar-
rived at the Cacarica River in
Colombia, at the end of the second
Down River to Turbo
From here it was 3 days down
river to Turbo, Colombia, winding
through the Atrato swamp, the
river so narrow at places that the
piragua barely squeezed through.
At times, branches from both banks
dipped into the boat and the view
of the jungle, the swamp, and the
river was perhaps the most beau-
tiful part of the journey.
From Turbo, they went by boat
up the coast of Colombia to Puerto
Obaldia, just inside the Panama
border. Leaving their motorcycles
in the custody of the Public Lib-
rary, they flew back to Panama,
dog-tired and wondering why they
spent money to suffer the frustra-
tions and discomfort of so difficult
a journey.
Webb, has made several ocean
voyages and a few years ago suc-
cessfully completed a 5,000-mile
sea voyage from Panama to Hawaii
in a double masted cayuco made
in the Darien. But he says that
trip was a snap compared to the
Darien expedition.

Two Scholarships

To be Awarded

By College Club
The Isthmian College Club's
50th anniversary champagne lunch-
eon will be held beginning at 10:30
a.m., Saturday, at the Fort Amador
Officers' Open Mess.
Mrs. Lewis Moore, former res-
ident of the Canal Zone and a
charter member of the organiza-
tion, will be the guest speaker.
A fashion show representing styles
of the past 50 years will follow.
The Isthmian College Club Choral-
iers will entertain prior to the pre-
sentation of the two scholarship
winners for this year.
Also included in the program will
be the installation of the incoming
officers. All members and guests
are invited. For reservations con-
tact Mrs. Charles Bowen (52-2590)
or Mrs. Robert Emerick (52-5792).

BHS Art Dept.

Has Annual Show
The Balboa High School Art De-
partment is having its annual art
show this year at the Canal Zone
Library-Museum in the Civil Af-
fairs Building. The show opened
yesterday and continues through
May 15.
Student art on exhibition will
include: paintings, drawings, paper
craft constructions and sculpture.
On display will be projects from
all four art levels and from the
Art Club. The show will be open
during normal museum hours of
operation. The public is invited.

Zone Reunion

To be Held at

Merritt Island
The annual Canal Zone Brats
Reunion will be held again this
)ear on Merritt Island, Fla., over
the Fourth of July weekend. There
will be a cocktail party the first
evening, followed by a family pic-
nic the next day.
This reunion was begun in 1967
particularly for former Canal Zone
residents unable to attend the old-
timers reunion in St. Petersburg
each winter.
Those planning a summer visit
to the United States are invited.
For further details, call Jinjer
Jeffries at 52-2468 or write Sandy
Hughes Claflin at 285 Antigua
Drive, Merritt Island, Fla. 32952.
Arrangements can be made in
advance for lodging, babysitters,
hair appointments, everything.

Suggestion Award winner Philip
F. Whitney of the Navigation Di-
vision proudly displays his sugges-
tion certificate. Whitney recom-
mended a change in the proce-
dures covering the issuance of ship
clearances. The new system pro-
vides savings in time and labor es-
timated at $7,100 per year. For his
suggestion, Whitney received a
check for $405.

The love and support of family
and friends add an important ele-
ment to the professional medical
care. a patient receives at Canal
Zone hospitals.
But sometimes there can be too
much of a good thing.
Too much attention or too many
visitors can tire the patient, dis-
turb other patients and, ever more

Mrs. Harold Albert

Medical Wives Group

To Install Officers
New officers of the Medical
Wives Society will be installed at
a luncheon meeting today at the
Union Club in Panama City.
The new officers are: Carolyn
Albert, president; Fran William-
son, vice president; Mitzi Vose,
recording secretary; Ann Backrass,
corresponding secretary and Mickey
Otter, treasurer.
Mrs. Albert is the wife of Dr.
Harold Albert (Lt. Col. U.S. Army),
Chief of Dermatology at Gorgas
Hospital. The new president at-
tended Vassar College and holds a
degree in journalism from the Uni-
versity of Iowa. She is the mother
of two sons, David, 8, and
Andrew, 3.

Barbara June Banks

Named to Dean's List
Barbara June Banks, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Merrick E. Banks, of
Coco Solo, has been named to the
dean's list of the University of
Miss Banks, who attended Cris-
tobal High School for 3 years prior
to entering college, has an overall
average of 3.78 for her freshman,
sophomore and junior years in col-
She is a senior majoring in social
work and is scheduled to graduate
in December. Miss Banks expects
to enter the University of Michigan
in January to earn a master's de-
gree in social work.

Cristobal "Y" to Start
Dog Obedience Classes
The Cristobal YMCA announces
the start of a new class in beginner
dog obedience May 6. Classes will
meet on Tuesday, Wednesday and
Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
This is a 4-week course costing
$40. Diplomas for the "graduat-
ing" dog will be given at the end
of the course.
For further information, call 43-



serious, interfere with necessary
patient care.
Not only numerous visitors but
numerous telephone calls can in-
terrupt patient care.
Hospital personnel at the ad-
mitting office or information desk
(52-3831 and 52-3836) have a list
of patients and their condition.
A special list which is updated
periodically throughout the day is
also maintained for patients on the
seriously ill list or in special care
This information, which is gen-
erally restricted to members of the
patient's family, is relayed in
standard general terms such as
"satisfactory," "seriously ill," "very
seriously ill," or "poor."
Only a patient's physician is per-
mitted to give more specific infor-
mation on the condition of a pa-
tient. It is preferred that this in-
formation be given in person.
While hospital personnel remain
solicitious of a patient's family, the
patient must come first. This con-
cern is the reason for the stringent
enforcement of visiting hour and
telephone information regulations.
Visiting hours are listed in the
"Miscellaneous" section of the
Panama Canal, telephone, directory.

Old 299 Meet

To be Held at

Gamboa Pool
The Sixth Annual "Old 299"
Swimming Pentathlon will be held
at the Gamboa Swimming Pool at
9 a.m., May 17. Sponsored by the
Division of Schools, the "Old 299"
Pentathlon commemorates the first
transcontinental crossing of the
Isthmus by rail in January 1855.
The events will measure swim-
ming speed, endurance, stroke pro-
ficiency and diving and will deter-
mine the best all round boy and
girl aquatic athletes. The events
are 100 yds. freestyle, 200 yds. in-
dividual medley, 400 yds. distance
swim, front dive and back dive.
Entrees must have participated in
a classic or in interscholastic com-
petition. A registration roster is
posted at U.S. and Latin Amer-
ican schools' pools and at Canal
Zone military pools. Deadline for
registration is May 9.
Certificates and trophies in the
form of authentic railroad spikes
will be awarded to the champion
and runnerup boy and girl by Fred
Call, Manager of the Railroad Di-
vision. The "Old 299" scroll listing
the names of the Annual Penta-
thlon Champion will be placed on
display at the Gamboa Swimming
Defending champions Suzanne
Call and Alcides G6mez will be on
hand to defend their respective
titles. An added attraction this
year will be the awarding of the
1974-75 Canal Zone age group
trophies for best time.

Pool To Be Repaired
The Balboa Pool will be closed
for its annual repairs and through
cleaning during the exam week at
Balboa High School from May 27
to 31.


May 2, 1975

Governor Releases
(Continued from p. 1)
Principles of February 7, 1974
sketched the broad outline of that
partnership. In effect:
"-For the new treaty's life-
time the United States will
retain the responsibility and
rights necessary for the opera-
tion and maintenance of the
Canal and the transit of ships.
"-Upon the treaty's expira-
tion, however, Panama will
assume those responsibilities
and rights.
"-In order to make it pos-
sible for Panama to assume
those responsibilities and rights
in a manner which will permit
the uninterrupted and efficient
operation of the waterway,
Panama's participation in all
aspects of Canal operation
will increase over time in
an orderly, mutually-agreed
"-In addition, during the
treaty period, Panama will as-
sume-again in an orderly
fashion-the jurisdictional re-
sponsibilities now exercised by
the United States in the pre-
sent Canal Zone.
"One of the indispensable details
to be incorporated into that out-
line is an arrangement whereby
those who have contributed to
making the Panama Canal the
grand enterprise it is today will
not only wish to continue making
that contribution but will also wel-
come the new environment in
which to make it. All negotiators
have critical objectives. Securing
that arrangement is one of mine.
"With respects and all good

Virgil E. Voyles

Is Named Senior

Traffic Officer

Virgil E. Voyles, Sergeant-in-
Charge of the Traffic Section, Bal-
boa District, has been promoted to
Lieutenant and has assumed the
duties as Senior Traffic Officer for
the Balboa District.
Lieutenant Voyles, a native of
Bellwood, Ill., a suburb of Chi-
cago, graduated from Proviso East
High School in Maywood, Ill. He
entered the U.S. Army and first
came to the Isthmus in 1961.
He joined the Canal Zone Police
in 1963, and was promoted to
Detective in 1970. He was pro-
moted to Sergeant in 1971 and
Traffic Sergeant in 1973.
Lieutenant Voyles holds a Cer-
tificate in Law Enforcement from
Florida State University and is
presently enrolled in his fourth
year of college at Florida State
University, Canal Zone Branch.

Mrs. Karen M. Coffey, Occupational Health Nurse,
Terminals Division, cuts the ribbon officially opening
the Terminals Division First Aid Station located at
Building 1020, Cristobal piers. Lending a hand are,
from left: Col. Charles R. Clark, Director, Transporta-

I Library to Close Sat.

The Canal Zone Library will be
closed to the public all day to-

Posed and ready to entertain is
Miss Kathi Ovcrstreet who will
appear in the production of "Snow
White and the Seven Dwarfs" to
be presented at 7 p.m., tomorrow
and 2 p.m., Sunday, in the Cris-
tobal High School Auditorium. This
is a dancing version of the fairy
tale with the cast composed of
students from the Downing Danc-
ing School. Tickets are 50 cents
and $1 and the proceeds go to the
Margarita Union Church Organ
Fund. Tickets can be purchased
from any dancing student or at
the door.

are the more vengeful of the sexes
will find support for their argu-
ment in the drastic but well-
thought-out conclusion of Zaida
Rios: "People litter all over the
world. If they litter they should
pick it up or she or he should be
put in jail. Some think that's
dumb. They think people should
only be put in jail for killing. But
the pollution kills people."
Sandra Villarreal opened her
letter with the question: "How
Can People Stop Throwing Their
Paper and Trash?, and then an-
swered it herself. "If the people
that pollute are so lazy to not put
their trash in the trash can then
someone that is there that does not
pollute they should pick it up and
show it to them and tell them
what kind of pollution they are
Dana Walker took the matter
personally and called her essay
"How Can I Stop Land Pollution?"
She wrote: "One day our class
took bags and went around our
school picking up trash. We emp-
tied them in a bigger garbage can.
We found lots of bottles, cans,
Kleenex, paper, and bottle tops.
Then our Principal came and saw
all of the trash we found and told
us we had done a good job and
asked us some questions and we
answered. Our teacher Mr. Wilson
and a girl in our class named
DeAnna found a big gray chair."
One of the more original sug-
gestions came from Robert Poncet
who, in a personal "Dear Dr.



Loftin" letter wrote: "You can get
a big piece of sterile cloth and
stretch it over the top of a smoke-
stack and when the smoke comes
up it will get caught in the cloth
and the pure air will go through
thus stopping air pollution."
Lt. Gov. Richard L. Hunt was
impressed with the presentations
of the young environmentalists.
He wrote: Governor Parfitt joins
me in congratulating you on your
excellent work and study of the
pollution problem. From your own
words and drawings, I am sure
that each of you will do all you
can personally and by setting good
examples to protect the environ-
ment of the Canal Zone and of
your country."

Bus Schedule

To Be Changed

The Canal Zone Bus Service has
announced a new schedule be-
tween Panama City and Gamboa,
effective May 12.
The revised schedule follows:
Terminal Gamboa
5:00 a.m. 5:50 a.m.
5:30 a.m. 6:20 a.m.
6:00 am. 6:50 a.m.
6:30 a.m. 7:30 a.m.
7:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m.
7:40 a.m. 8:40 a.m.
8:20 a.m. 9:20 a.m.
9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
10:00 am. 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. 12:00 noon
12:00 noon 1:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m.
5:00p.m. 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m.
9:30 p.m. 10:30 p.m.
10:30 p.m. ll:30p.m.
11:30 p.m. 12:30 a.m.
Route and major stops: Ter-
minal, Shaler Road, Kennedy Ave-
nue, Fourth of July Avenue, El
Chorrillo Limits; Balboa, Balboa
Road, Diablo Road, Gaillard High-
way, Paraiso Road, Hamilton
Street, Palo Alto, Gaillard High-
way-Summit Gardens-Gamboa-
Marrow Boulevard, McFarlane
Parkway, Steven Place, Jadwin

Youth Outings Planned
A trip to Governor's Island and
a tour of Summit Gardens will be
sponsored May 10 by the Bridge,
Balboa Teen Center, and the Red
Barn, Margarita Teen Center for
Canal Zone students 7th through
12th grades.
A fee of $2 will include all
transportation, food and sodas for
the day. Tickets are available at
the Bridge and at the Red Barn.
For more information, call Eva
Hunnicutt at 52-5852 or Mary
Paflord at 43-1455.


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.


Base Rate

Apprentice AP-9/10+ ....... ...-- ----.-- - $2.00/$2.60
Carpenter Leader CL-9 (Driver's license required) ------ $4.40
Chief Engineer, Towboat, FE-14 (License and
knowledge of English required) _ _ . $7.29
Clerical Assistant (Typing) NM-4/51..- -. $7,300.80/$8,153.60
Clerk-Stenographer NM-4/5 _$7,300.80/$8,153.60
Clerk-Stenographer NM-5 (Part-time NTE 22.5 hours)
(Written test required) ----------- ----------$8,153.60
Distribution and Window Clerk, Substitute PO-1
(Part-time NTE 30 hours) $4.63
Laborer MG-3 (First 40 hours) $2.03
Liquid Fuels Wharfman MG-8 (Knowledge of English and
swimming ability required) .$2.90
Meatcutting Worker MG-5 (Knowledge of English required) .$2.15
Motor Vehicle Dispatcher NM-4 (Bilingual)
(Driver's license required) $7,300.80
Nurse/Clinical Nurse NM-4/7 (Shift work) .$8,102.00/$10,878.00
Sewing Machine Operator MG-3 (Part-time NTE 30 hours) $2.03
Supervisory Clerical Assistant-Stenography (Secretary to
General Manager) NM-5/6 (Knowledge of
Spanish required) $8,153.60/$9,048.00
Time and Leave Clerk (Typing) NM-31 . $4,867.20
Warehouseman MG-4 -- ________$2.07

Clerk NM-4 (NTE 9-29-75
Warehouseman MG-4 (NTE 1 year)

Bureau Lo-
or ca-
Division tion
Various A-P
Maintenance A

Dredging P
Health P
Mar. Dir. Off. P

Mar. Dir. Off. P

Postal P
Terminals A

Mar. Bunk. A
Supply A
Motor Trans. P
Health A-P
Supply P

Supply P
Adm. Serv. P
Storehouses P

$7,300.80 Engineering P 1

$2.07 Storehouses A 1

Application must be submitted on Form 443, APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER no later than
seven (7) calendar days from the date of this publication. A separate application must be
submitted for each job listed. The base rates shown will be increased for U.S. citizens by the
appropriate differential plus a tax factor where applicable. 1 Indicates written test requirement.
� Signifies a security position to be filled only by a U.S. citizen. Qualifications standards may
be reviewed at the Employment and Placement Branch, Building 366, Ancon, or Building 1105,
Cristobal. Further information may be obtained from the Employment and Placement Branch,
telephone 52-7996, 52-7501, or 43-1288. Employing officials should not be contacted directly.
I Subject to reclassification as Worker Trainee MG-1/NM-1. Employees presently in the
Worker Trainee Program may apply for reassignment within the program.
--Applicants must attach to Application for Transfer (Form 443) a copy of Notice of
Rating issued by the Central Employment Office.
O* OBLIGATED POSITION --A permanent Canal Zone Government-Panama Canal Company em-
ployee selected for this position does not jeopardize his present status. His current position,
subject always to possible regrading or abolishment, is reserved for his return following
completion of his assignment.

Page 4


tion and Terminals Bureau; Police Sgt. Ronald A.
Johansson and Civil Affairs Bureau director, Frank
A. Castles. Also visible behind Castles are Police Chief
William F. Kessler and Jack M. Ruoff, manager,
Marine Bunkering Division.

ir "Pollutoin" Bad
(Continued from p. 1)


Mcis de 60 Ahos al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Vol. XIII, No. 44

Viernes 2 de Mayo de 1975

El traditional corte de la cinta
simbolica marc6 recientemente la
inauguraci6n del Centro de Prime-
ros Auxilios de la Divisi6n de Ter-
minales, que estA localizado en el
Edificio 1020, en los muelles de
Correspondi6 el honor de cortar
la cinta a la Sra. Karen M. Coffey,
Enfermera Vocacional en la Divi-
si6n de Terminales. Entre los asis-
tentes a la ceremonia figuraban el
Coronel Charles R. Clark, Director
de Transporte y Terminales; Frank
A. Castles, Director de Asuntos Ci-
viles; el Jef.e de la Policia William
F. Kessler; Jack M. Ruoff, Gerente
de la Divisi6n de Suministro de
Combustibles Nauticos y el Sargen-
to de la Policia Ronald A. Johan-
sson, quien sugiri6 la construction
de un Centro de Primeros Auxilios.
El establecimiento del centro fue
aprobado por el Cobernador David
S. Parker durante el afio fiscal
1974 y su construcci6n fue iniciada
por la Divisi6n de Mantenimiento
el afio pasado.
El centro servira aproximada-
mente a 1.150 empleados de la
Direcci6n de Transporte y Termi-
nales y a 500 de la Direcci6n de
Marina. Tambi6n se atenderAn ca-
sos de urgencia de empleados de
la Division de Policia y de las
Se espera que el nuevo Centro
de Primeros Auxilios disminuya el
tiempo que sc requeria para aten-

- . - --



El viernes 25 de abril, alrededor
de las 11 a.m., en el area de las
Esclusas de Miraflores, 47 cadetes
de la Escuela NAutica de Panama,
lanzaron sus gorras al aire para
celebrar la culminaci6n exitosa de
6 semanas de adiestramiento en di-
ferentes unidades del Canal de
Los cadetes acababan de salir
del Teatro de las Esclusas de Mi-
raflores, donde recibieron sus res-
pectivos certificados de culmina-
ci6n exitosa del adiestramiento
nAutico. Los certificados les fueron
entregados por el Gobernador In-
terino Richard L. Hunt, a media
que los iba llamando por sus nom-
bres el Director de la Escuela Nau-
tica de Panama, Capitan Antonio
Antes de entregar los certifica-
dos, el Coronel Hunt dijo a los ca-
detes que la empresa del Canal de
Panama se siente complacida de
haber brindado sus instalaciones y
su personal para contribuir a que
los cadetes reciban el mejor adies-
tramiento possible conducente a su
eventual obtenci6n de licencias
como oficiales de cubierta o de
cuarto de maquinas.
Hizo hincapi6 en los magnificos
informes que se han recibido de
todas las unidades en que los ca-
detes se desempefaron, sefialando
con especial satisfacci6n la gran
impresi6n que han calsado los es-
tudiantes en la empresa del Canal
por su aprovechamiento, tanto en
las classes te6ricas como en la prac-
tica, al igual que por su compor-
tamiento fuera de classes y del tra-
Termin6 el Coronel Hunt de-
seando toda clase de 6xitos a los
cadetes en su carrera y expresando
el deseo de que los programs de
esta clase que haya en el future
terminen con el mismo 6xito.

El Vicegobernador Richard L. Hunt (tercero desde la
izquierda) hace entrega de los respectivos certificados
de participaci6n en el curso de 6 semanas de adies-
tramicnto prActico en el Canal, a los cadetes de la
Escuela Nautica de PanamA, Nicanor Ceballos, Edgar
Avil6s, Euribiades GonzAlez y Ricardo Pimentel.

Sobre Negociaciones

Acompafia a los cadetes el Capitan Pablo Du
sidente del Consejo Asesor de Educaci6n NA
Ministerio de Educaci6n de PanamA. Ceballo
GonzAlez y Pimentel formaron parte de un
47 cadetes que participaron en el adiestrarr

El Gobernador

Regres6 con

Un Brazo Roto
El Gobernador de la Zona del
Canal HII. R. Parfitt y la Sra. de
Parfitt regresaron el sabado al Ist-
mo, sintiendo un saludable respeto
por las ventajas que resultan de
utilizar los cinturones de seguri-
dad, como consecuencia de un ac-
cidente de transito, a results del
cual el Gobernador sufri6 la frac-
tura de un brazo y de tn dedo.
La Sra. de Parfitt sufri6 una
gran sacudida pero no tuvo lesio-
nes en el accident, que tuvo lu-
gar el 23 de abril en una carretera
de cuatro vias de Virginia Occi-
dental. Los esposos Parfitt viaja-
ban desde Washington con destiny
a Nueva Orleans, donde pensaban
dejar su autom6vil para que fuera
embarcado hacia la Zona del
El Gobernador Parfitt atribuye
el que ambos hubieran salvado la
vida al hecho de que ambos te-
S nian los cinturones de seguridad
puestos, cuando un vehiculo se
atraves6 de repente en su via y no
pudo detenerse antes de chocar
ran, pre- (Contin6a en la pdgina 4)
utica del
s, Avil6s,
grupo de Ascendido

el eCanal de Panama. V en
Voyles en
Cerrarain Tramo El Trnsit

vo E.l Traansato
I vI l/t�6 (**lfa

L#C C Id vjIIf dUU

Por Reparacion
La Carretera Gaillard, en el tra-
mo comprendido entire el Edificio
de Asuntos Civiles y la via que
conduce a Curundi estarA cerrada
al trinsito vehicular por espacio de
2 dias, comenzando a las 6 a.m.
del 3 de mayo. Durante ese lapso
se desarrollarin los trabajos nece-
sarios para reconstruir la secci6n
deteriorada del cruce del ferro-
El trifico que se dirija de Bal-
boa a Curundi debera utilizar la
Avenida Roosevelt, tomar luego la
Calle Frangipani y finalmente la
carretera de Curund6. El trifico
(Continda en la pdgina 4)

Virgil E. Voyles, Sargento a car-
go de la Secci6n del Transito de
la Division de Policia, Distrito dc
Balboa, ha sido ascendido a Te-
niente y asumi6 funciones como
Funcionario Encargado del TrAn-
sito para el Distrito de Balboa,
desde el 13 de abril de 1975.
El Teniente Bovles naci6 en
Bellwood, Illinois, suburbio de Chi-
cago. Se gradu6 de secundaria en
la Escuela de Proviso Oriental, en
Maywood, Illinois. Ingres6 al Ejir-
cito de los Estados Unidos y lleg6
al Istmo en 1961, como integrate
de la 534 Compania de la Policia
Military, en Fucrte Clayton, Zona
del Canal.
Es casado con Joan Whitney, de
Balboa. El matrimonio Voyles tie-
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

El Coronel Charles R. Clark, Director de Transporte y Terminales, en-
trega el casco con el distintivo del exclusive Club de Ilesos del Peligro,
al trabajador Andrew Davis, del sector AtlAntico. Al club pertenecen
cmpleados que han salvado la vida o no han sufrido lesiones graves, por
observer debidamente las normas de seguridad.

De acuerdo con el anunciado in-
ter6s de mantener a los empleados
de la Zona del Canal informados
hasta donde sea possible sobre el
estado de las negociaciones para
un nuevo tratado, remito para su
inmediata publicaci6n en el SPILL-

der a lesionados y que ello result
en un aumento del tiempo produc-
tivo del personal, prevenga infec-
ciones, permit actualizar los re-
(Contin6a en la pdgina 4)

Comenzara en

Julio Programa

De Aprendices
Los empleados permanentes del
Canal de Panama que hayan resul-
tado elegibles para el Programa de
Aprendices, luego de haber pasado
el examen correspondiente en la
Oficina Central de Empleos, debe-
rAn presentar respectivas solicitu-
des de traslado (Formulario 443)
al Jefe del Ramo de Empleos y
Colocaciones, Edificio 366, Anc6n,
Zona del Canal.
Las solicitudes de traslado para
vacantes en el Programa de Apren-
dices se deberan presentar a mas
tardar el 9 de mayo. El program
se iniciara en julio pr6ximo.
Los empleados que presented so-
licitud deberAn incluir en la res-
pectiva solicitud de traslado una
copia de la calificaci6n alcanzada
en el examen presentado en la Ofi-
cina Central de Empleos.
Las solicitudes deberan indicar
el sector de preferencia, Atlantico
o Pacifico, para cumplir la fase de

WAY el texto complete de la carta
que acabo de recibir del Embaja-
dor Ellsworth Bunker.
"Estimado Gobernador Parfitt:
"Al encaminarse los Estados Uni-
dos hacia nn nuevo tratado con
Panama, tanto used como yo com-
partiremos una important preocu-
paci6n-la protecci6n de los dere-
chos e intereses de los empleados
de la empresa del Canal de Pana-
"Consider6 apropiado escribirle
al comienzo de su ejercicio como
Gobernador para subrayar mi in-
ter&s de proporcionar esa protec-
"Sin ello la nueva relaci6n no
podria ser plenamente just entire
las parties.
"Usted debe saber que durante
mi primera visit a Panama en
noviembre de 1973, me reuni con
grupos representatives de emplea-
dos en la Zona del Canal, para co-
nocer los sentimientos de ellos con
respect a un nuevo tratado. Es-
pero poder reunirme nuevamente
con ellos durante mi pr6xima visi-
ta a PanamA. Mi prop6sito sera el
de ofrecer una perspective hasta
donde sea factible sobre el curso
de las negociaciones.
"Debo ser franco, sin embargo,
y decir que habni limits sobre la
perspective que puedo ofrecer.
"Ambos paises han estado tra-
tando de satisfacer sus respectivos
intereses nacionales desde que ocu-
rrieron los infortunados sucesos de
1964. El que no se haya Ilegado a
un acuerdo se debe en parte a la
premature revelaci6n de los deta-
lles de aspects importantes sobre
los que se ha logrado acuerdos-o
sobre los que no se ha logrado
avenimiento-durante la negocia-
cion. Las discusiones pilblicas que
resultaron hicieron impossible a
ambos gobiernos ejercer la flexibi-
lidad necesaria para completar el
process de avenimiento entire las
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

Bunker Remite Mensaje

Al Gobernador Parfitt

Fue Inaugurado Centro

De Primeros Auxilios

varias unidades de


Mayo 2, 1975

Desde el 2 hasta el 8 de mayo de 1975

Aire Acondicionado
Viernes y sabado-CERRADO
Domingo-McQ (SIT) (PG)
Lunes-The Deadly Trackers (SIT) (PG)
Martes-The Thief Who Came to Dinner
(SIT) (PG)
Miercoles-Passion for Danger (PG)
Jueves-The Severed Head. (SIT) (R)
Viernes y sabado-CERRADO
Domingo-Cinderella Liberty (SIT) (R)
Lunes-Taking of Pelham One Two Three (R)

Miercoles-Trouble Man y Gordon's War
(SIT) (R)
GUIA DE PELICULAS: (G) Audiencia general
Se permitiri la entrada de personas de
todas las edades. (PG) Se sugiere la Gufa
de los Padres, pues part de la pelicula no
sera apta para nifios. (R) Restringida. Los
j6venes de menos de 17 aiios no serin admi-
tidos, a no ser que Ileguen acompafiados de
uno de los padres o por su guardian legal.
(X) No se admitiri menores de 17 aris.
(SIT) Pelfcula con tftulos en espahol.

C.IOI,1 0 * En colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Especial
2:00-Plaza Sdsamo
3:30-La Mujer, el Arte
y el Hogar*
4:00-Porky y sus Amigos
Submarine 2020
5:00-Gobel y los Fantasmas
5:30-El Gran Chaparral �
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Los Walton*
8:30-Los Novatos*
9:30-El Show de Jimmy
Stewart �
10:00-Noticias del Siglo
10:05-Ultimas Noticias
10:20-Ultima Tanda
10:30-De Mujer a Mujer
11:15-La Cocina al Instante"
12:00-El Oso Ruperto
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Polla Hipica
6:00-Fauna Silvestre
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-La Hora de C6sar
de Le6n
8:30-Doble Tanda
9:30-Santa Misa
10:30-Todo per la Patria
12:00-Sorteo de la Loteria
12:30-Boxeo desde el Olympic
1:30-Dos Tipos Audaces
2:30-El Detective Fantasma
3:30-Cine de Acci6n

8:00-El Hambre Nuclear*
10:00-Panorama Panameiio
11:00-Super Estreno

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:30-Tras la Noticia
2:00-Plaza Sesamo
3:30-La Mujer, el Arte
y el Hogar*
4:00-Pepe Potamis
4:30-El Pajaro Loco
5:00-Lassie al Rescate
5:30-El Gran Chaparral *
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Pepe Anderson
9:30-Los Misterios de
Orson Welles
10:00-Noticias del Siglo
10:05-Ultimas Noticias
10:20-Ultima Tanda

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-El Dos Busca Una
2:00-Plaza S6samo
3:30-La Mujer, el Arte
y el Hogar*
4:00-Jorge de la Selva*
4:30-Archie y Sabrina
5:00-Aventura Migica
5:30-El Gran Chaparral �
6:30-Tevedis Informa
7:30-Los J6venes Vaqueros
8:00-Helic6ptero Uno
8:30-Cine Favorito*
10:00-Noticias del Siglo
10:05-Ultimas Noticias
10:20-Ultima Tanda

ctxl l %1 gL * En colors. Sujeto a

11:00-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar*
2:30-Ana del Aire*
3:00-La Ciudad Grita
3:30-El Oso Yogui
4:00-El Honorable
4:30-La Gente del Mafiana
5:00-Sefiorita Cometa
5:30-Suefio con Jeannie
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
9:00-Una Muchacha Llamada
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutes
10:15-La Hora Cero
10:00-Camino de la Verdad
10:30-Festival de Cartones
11:30-Secreto Animal 0
l:30-S6bados con Martinez
4:00-Viaje al Fonde
del Mar*
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Barnaby Jones*
8:00-Owen Marshall
9:00-Marcus Welby*
10:00-Cine Colosal
8:30-Festival de Cartones
8:45-Aprenda Ingles
9:15-La Santa Misa
10:00-Daniel el Travieso
10:25-Abbott y Costello
12:00--Salvese Quien Pueda
12:30-Grandes Arios del
1:30--Domingo Deportiv *
5:30-Super Tanda

8:00-El FBI en Acci6n*
9:00-Hawai 5-0O
10:00-Panorama Panameiio
11:00-Jefatura 87

11:00-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar"
12:15- Variedades del Lunes*
2:30-Ana del Aire*
3:00-La Ciudad Grita
3:30-El Oso Yogui
4:00-El Honorable
4:30-La Gente del Mafiana
5:00-Sefiorita Cometa
5:30-Suefio con Jeannie
6:00--Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Chespirito *
9:00-Una Muchacha Llamada
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal
10:50-Programa Educative
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar*
12:15-El Tornillo
2:30-Ana del Aire*
3:00-La Ciudad Grita
3:30-El Oso Yogui
4:00-El Honorable
4:30-La Gente del Maflana
5:00-Seiiorita Cometa
5:30-Suefio con Jeannie
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00--Pginas de Oro*
9:00-Una Muchacha Llamada

11:30-Programa Cultural
12:00-Sorteo de la Loteria
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Programa del Sitmas
2:00-Plaza S6samo
3:30-La Mujer, el Arte
y el Hogar*
4:00-El Gordo Albert y
Cosby Kid
4:30-Pandilla de los Osos
5:00-El Circeo
5:30-El Gran Chaparral *
6:30-Tevedds Informa
7:30-El Mago*
8:30-Patrulla Juvenil �
9:30-M-A-S-H *
10:00-Noticias del Siglo
10:05-Ultimas Noticias
10:20-Ultima Tanda

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Hora del Sesteo
2:00-Plaza Sesamo
3:30-La Mujer, el Arte
y el Hogar*
4:00-Linus Corazdn de Le6n
4:30-Los Trotamundos de
5:30-El Gran Chaparral *
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-El Mundo Submarino
de Jacques Cousteau"
8:30-Trilogia Policiaca
10:00-Noticias del Siglo
10:05-Ultimas Noticias
10:20-Boxeo de
cambios sin previo aviso.
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutes
10:15-Cine Colosal
11:00-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar*
12:00-Sorteo del Miercolito
2:30-Ana del Aire*
3:00-La Ciudad Grita
3:30-El Oso Yogui
4:00-El Honorable
4:30-La Gente del Maiiana
5:00-Seiiorita Cometa
5:30-Sueiio con Jeannie
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-El Mundo en Guerra O
9:00-Una Muchacha Llamada
10:00-Cuestion de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal
10:45-Programa Educative
11:00-Robin Hood
11:15-El Arts de Cocinar*
12:15-La Criada Bien Criada0
2:30-Ana del Aire*
3:00-La Ciudad Grita
3:30-El Oso Yogui
4:00-El Honorable
4:30-La Gente del Mafiana
5:00-Seiiorita Cometa
5:30-Sueiio con Jeannie
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Travesuras de
Topo Gigio*
9:00-Una Muchacha Llamada
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
10:15--Cine Colsal

Al final de una fiesta de despedida que ofrecieron los
empleados del D6posito de Aduana de Crist6bal al
agent local Gerald R. Fruth, segundo desde la izquier-
da, con motive de su jubilaci6n, aparece el moment
en que Helena Martin entrega un regal a la Sra. Alta-
gracia de Fruth. De izquierda a derecha aparecen:
Canute Cockburn, recientemente ascendido a Agente

La empresa del Canal de Pana-
ma tiene planes para emplear es-
tudiantes en el Programa de Vaca-
ciones Estudiantiles de junio a
agosto. El program se pondrA en
march el lunes 9 de junior.
Este program estA disponible
s6lo para dependientes de residen-
tes de PanamA o de la Zona del
Canal que son estudiantes de tiem-
po complete en una universidad
local o de los Estados Unidos y

Local Ayudante; Fruth, con el regal de despedida
que le hicieron sus subordinados; la Sra. de Fruth;
James T. Bird, Gerente General de la Divisi6n de Ter-
minales; Helena Martin, verificadora y Eugenia Lan-
ders, Subjefa Verificadora en el Dep6sito de Aduanas
de Crist6bal. Al finalizar la entrega de regalos, Fruth
habl6 emocionado ante los presents.

Estudiantes Desde Junio

tambien para estudiantes que se
graduarAn de la escuela secunda-
ria a finales del afio escolar que
terminal en el pr6ximo mayo. Los
nombramientos para este progra-
ma se harin an6nimamente y s6lo
en base al m6rito.
Los estudiantes que actualmente
participan en el Programa de Ayu-
dantes y Auxiliares Estudiantiles
deben recorder que para poder
participar en el program que co-

menzara el 9 de junio deben pre-
sentar su solicitud a fin de ser con-
siderados. Esto es necesario debi-
do a que el empleo que actual-
mente tienen como.ayudantes estu-
diantiles o auxiliares estudiantiles
terminarA cuando termine el aio
escolar el mes de mayo pr6ximo.
Los reglamentos del program no
permiten que dichos ayudantes y
auxiliares estudiantiles sean trans-
feridos al program de las vaca-
clones regulars de las escuelas
de los Estados Unidos.
Los formularios de solicitud se
pueden conseguir en las oficinas
de Anc6n y de Crist6bal de la
Direcci6n de Personal; en las es-
cuelas secundarias de Balboa y de
Crist6bal y en la Oficina del Rec-
tor de la Universidad de la Zona
del Canal. Los formularios, debi-
damente llenados, deberin entre-
garse en las oficinas de personal
de Anc6n y de Crist6bal, a mAs
tardar, el 2 de mayo.

Fue Coronada Novia

De los Publicistas de

La Ciudad de Colon
La Srta. Raquel Felicia Ja6n,
Novia de la Asociaci6n de Publi-
cistas de Col6n, fue coronada en
acto formal que se efectu6 el pa-
sado mi6rcoles 30 de abril en el
Club Paladium de la ciudad de
Col6n, por la Srta. Xenia Rios San-
tamaria, Novia del afio anterior. El
festival bailable que sirvi6 de mar-
co a la coronaci6n fue amenizado
por Eddy Davis y el F6rmula 4.
La Asociaci6n de Publicistas de
Col6n es presidida por la Sra.
Eleonora Anderson McFarlane, re-
sidente de la comunidad de Rain-
bow City, en donde se destaca
como uno de los valores femeninos.
La actividad de la agrupaci6n
de publicistas constituy6 un 6xito

En el Teatro de Balboa tuvo lu-
gar recientemente una ceremonia
de reconocimiento al gran desem-
pefio de los empleados de la Divi-
si6n de Esclusas que trabajaron en


Mayo 3-Dia de la Cruz, que tra-
dicionalmente celebran los agri-
cultores de pueblos del interior
que en la fecha suelen hacer
peregrinaciones hasta la cumbre
de un cerro cercano, en donde
generalmente se ha colocado
una cruz, simbolo del cristianis-
mo. Los agricultores elevan pre-
ces por la llegada de las lluvias.
El origen de la celebraci6n se
remonta al anio 326 D.C., cuan-
do la Emperatriz Santa Elena,
del Imperio Romano, descubri6
la verdadera cruz en que muri6
Jesucristo. La Iglesia Cat6lica la
reconoci6 oficialmente como
Fiesta de la Invenci6n de la
Santa Cruz, que fue suprimida
en la reform litirgica del Papa
Juan XXIII en 1959.
Mayo 5-El Cuerpo de Bomberos
de PanamA celebra el aniversa-
rio de la tragedia del Polvorin.
En la madrugada de ese dia del
afo 1914 el dep6sito de explo-
sivos situado al borde de lo que
es hoy la Via Bolivar, estall6 de-
bido a un incendio. Varios miem-
bros del Benemrrito Cuerpo de
Bomberos murieron mientras tra-
taban de apagar las llamas.
Mayo 15-Dia de San Isidro La-
brador, patron de los agricul-
tores. Era jornalero agricola en
Madrid, Espafia, ciudad de la
que es Patrono, en donde fund
una cofradia dedicada a la ado-
raci6n del Santisimo Sacramento.

el reacondicionamiento de las Es-
clusas de Pedro Miguel.
MAs de 200 empleados asistie-
ron a la ceremonia y fueron feli-
citados personalmente por el Di-
rector de Marina, CapitAn Donald
A. Dertien y por el Jefe de la Di-
visi6n de Esclusas, Lawrence A.
Barca, Jr. Cada empleado recibi6
respective certificado de reconoci-
miento a su contribuci6n en la eje-
cuci6n del primer reacondiciona-
miento de las esclusas en la histo-
ria del Canal" que se realize en
4 dias.
Al hacer uso de la palabra en
el acto, el Capitin Dertien subray6
que la realizaci6n del reacondicio-
namiento en s61o 4 dias fue el re-
sultado de la excelente planifica-
ci6n, el adiestramiento adecuado y
lo mis important, del calibre
y motivaci6n de los empleados.
A continuaci6n seital6 que este
6xito represent un hito desde que
la capacidad definitive del Canal
depend de que se acorte al mi-
nimo possible la suspension del tri-
fico por una u otra via.
Se tomaron fotografias indivi-
duales a cada empleado. Conclui-
do el acto formal se sirvieron re-
frescos en el vestibulo del teatro.

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Gobernador Vicegobernador Director
de la Zona del Canal de Informacidn
El SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA es una publicaci6n official del Canal de
Panama, editada 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 deberA estar en la Oficina de Prensa del Canal de Panami
a mis 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 mis tardar el martes al mediodia. Distribuci6n gratis a todos
los empleados del Canal de Panamni. Valor de la subscripci6n para otros
$2.60 al afio. Por Correo Adreo $10 al afno. Los cheques deben hacerse
pagaderos a The Panama Canal Company y dirigidos a: SPILLWAY
Subscriptions, Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

Pagina 2

Empleados de Esclusas

Recibieron un Homenaje

Mayo 2, 1975


Ofrecen Charlas

En el Gorgas a

Futuros Padres
Una scrie de conferencias prena-
tales se realizard este mes en cl
Sal6n de Conferencias N9 3 del
Hospital Gorgas, para bencficio de
futures padres. Las charlas se efcc-
tuarin de 7:30 a 8:30 p.m., los
Las fechas y los temas que se
desarrollaran son como sigue:
Mayo 7-Atenci6n nmdica durante
la gestaci6n.
Mayo 14-Atenci6n personal du-
rante el embarazo.
Mayo 21-Dolores de parto y parto
(incluyendo gira dirigida por la
Sala de Maternidad).
Mayo 28-Atenci6n del beb6 (pre-
paraci6n de la mamadera y del
El Sal6n de Conferencias N9 3
esti localizado en el segundo piso
de la Secci6n 0.

Enseharan en YMCA

De Cristo6al C6mo

Amaestrar Perros
El YMCA de Crist6bal anuncia
que, a partir del martes 6 de mayo,
se iniciara un curso de adiestra-
miento basico en amaestramiento
de perros.
Las classes seran dictadas por un
instructor sumamente capacitado
en estos menesteres. Serin de 4:30
a 6:30 p.m. y el curso tendra 4 se-
manas de duraci6n. Las classes se
dictarAn los lunes, miercoles y vier-
nes, comenzando a la hora arriba
Para informaci6n adicional, se
deberA Ilamar al YMCA de Crist6-
bal, tel6fono 43-2163 o presentarse
al mostrador de informaci6n, que
opera de 8 a.m. a 9 p.m.

Sera el 17


"Old 299"
El 17 de mayo, en la Piscina de
Gamboa, tendri lugar el sexto Pen-
tatl6n Anual "Old 299", durante el
cual se medirAn los mejores nada-
dores de la Zona del Canal.
Este gran pentatl6n de nataci6n
comenzarA a las 9 a.m. Patrocinado
por la Divisi6n de Escuelas, el
gran event conmemora el primer
cruce de ferrocarril a trav6s del
Istmo, en enero de 1855. Por eso
Ileva el nombre de "Old 299" (La
Vieja 299), que es la fltima loco-
motora a vapor que utilize el Fe-
rrocarril de PanamA y que actual-
mente es un monument situado a
un costado de la Estaci6n del Fe-
rrocarril de Balboa Heights.
Los events seran de velocidad,
aguante, perfecci6n de las braza-
das y buceo, con lo que se deter-
minarA quienes seran el mejor tri-
t6n y la mejor tritona, en todos los
Los events serAn: 100 yards,
estilo libre; 200 yards en relevo
individual; 400 yards de nataci6n
a distancia; Salto de Frente y Sal-
to de Espalda. Los competidores
deberan haber participado en clA-
sicos o en competencias escolares
anteriormente. En todas las escue-
las estadounidenses y latinoameri-
canas y en todas las piscinas mili-
tares se han colocado listas de ins-
cripci6n. La fecha limited para las
inscripciones serA el 9 de mayo.
Fred Call, Cerente de la Divi-
si6n de Ferrocarril donarA certifi-
cados y trofeos, que consistiran en
autenticos pernos de rieles, a los
ganadores del primcro y segundo
lugar entire los varones y las nifias.
En la Piscina de Gamboa se pon-
drAn los nombres de los ganadores
en pergamino de honor.
Durante la competencia se verai
en accion a los actuales campeones
Suzanne Call y Alcides GCmez.



Las Aves son Causa de Enfermedad

El nuevo ayudante del encargado de corral de la Divisi6n de Policia
Jack D. Smith aparece en plena operaci6n de hacer cumplir la ley
contra animals en soltura en la Zona del Canal. Entre sus funciones,
Smith debe capturar animals en soltura o que no son mantenidos bajo
control por sus duefios e investigar mordidas de animals. Smith cuenta
con una soga para capturar los animals y un rifle tranquilizador. Su
radio de acci6n include ambos sectors del Istmo. Los duefios que in-
frinjan las disposiciones de la ley estAn sujetos a sanciones.

Deben Observarse Normas

Que Rigen en Hospitales

Los familiares y amistades jue-
gan un important papel en ayu-
dar a las personas que se encuen-
tran enfermas. Esto es particular-
mente cierto cuando la persona
que se halla enferma tiene que ser
hospitalizada. Es muy important
recibir carifio y apoyo de parte de
la familiar y las amistades cuando
se encuentra uno enfermo siendo
atendido por personal desconocido
de un hospital.
No obstante, en ocasiones la
preocupaci6n de familiares y ami-
gos crea problems. Los pacientes
se agobian cuando varies visitan-
tes les hablan o caminan alrede-
dor de la cama al mismo tiempo.
Numerosos visitantes tambien pue-
den causar molestias a los demAs
pacientes. En algunas ocasiones
hay tantos visitantes que el perso-
nal del hospital no puede propor-
cionar a los pacientes la atenci6n
El exceso de Ilamadas telef6ni-
cas tambi6n interrumpen las acti-
vidades de tender al paciente.
Toma de 2 a 3 minutes contestar
una llamada telef6nica. Si se reci-
be s61o una llamada por cada 1 de
30 pacientes, ello agrega de 1 a
1' hora al tiempo que debe to-
marse en tender a los pacientes.
Algunas veces, 5, 10 o ain mis
lamadas se reciben dirigidas a un
paciente. Las normas que rigen en
el hospital el uso de los tel6fonos
son las siguientes:
1. Unicamente el m6dico del
paciente puede dar informaci6n
mrdica especifica sobre el estado
del paciente y las preguntas al fa-
cultativo deben hacerse personal-
mente y no por telefono.
2. No se atenderin Ilamadas di-
rigidas al personal encargado de
dar atenci6n al paciente preguntan-
do sobre su condici6n.
3. En las oficinas de Informa-
ci6n y Admisi6n se mantienen lis-
tas de los pacientes que estan en-
fermos de consideraci6n o que se
hallan en las unidades de cuidado
intensive. La condici6n de los pa-
cientes en estas listas (que se ac-
tualizan cada dia), se ofrece en
t6rminos generals tales como "es-
tacionario", "mejorando", etc. Esta
informaci6n se proporciona en t6r-

minos generals, inicamente a la
familiar del paciente.
Una de las reglamentaciones mAs
importantes que deben observer los
que van de visit a los hospitals
es no llevar nifios de menos de 14
afios a las salas. La raz6n es que
los nifios menores estAn mis ex-
puestos a contraer enfermedades
que las personas mayores.
Las necesidades de los pacientes
deben atenderse primero y de alli
que sean necesarias las horas de
visits y establecer regulaciones so-
bre el uso de los tel6fonos en los
hospitals. Las horas de visits es-
tin indicadas en la secci6n de "In-
formaci6n MiscelAnea" del Direc-
torio Telef6nico.

Se recuerda a los residents que
la Direcci6n de Salubridad ha in-
formado que las palomas y otras
aves, cuando se encuentran en
grandes bandadas, son portadoras
de enfermedades y no se las debe
atraer a las 6reas pobladas dindo-
les comida.
El aumento en el nimero de di-
chas aves ha causado suciedad en
los edificios, aparatos de aire acon-
dicionado y otros lugares donde
acostumbran pasar la noche. Mu-
chos son los residents que se han
quejado porque tienen que limpiar
dichos lugares.
La histoplasmosis, enfermedad

Hay Copias


Del Review
La edici6n de Primavera de la
revista del Canal de Panama, que
present una replica del hist6rico
barco en que Sir Francis Drake
circunnaveg6 el mundo, en la por-
tada y en sus piginas centrales un
despliegue de fotografias a color
sobre peces tropicales, fue distri-
buida la semana pasada.
Las personas interesadas en ad-
quirir copias adicionales de esta
edici6n podran obtenerlas a trav6s
de la Divisi6n de Servicios Admi-
nistrativos, Oficina 251 del Edifi-
cio de Administraci6n del Canal, o
escribiendo al "PANAMA CANAL
REVIEW, BOX M, Balboa Heights".
Las copias se venderin a raz6n de
50 centavos cada una.
Las suscripoiones del REVIEW se
venden a $1 por correo regular y
$2 por correo a6reo. Los cheques
o giros deben girarse a la orden de
la Compafia del Canal de PanamA.
La edici6n de primavera de THE
de gran interns para estudiantes, es-
pecialmente de los de nivel secun-
dario y universitario se puede con-
seguir con James Howell.

De acuerdo con la tradici6n marina, los 47 cadetes
de la Escuela NAutica de PanamA que acaban de fina-
lizar con todo 6xito un curso de 6 semanas de adies-
tramiento en varias unidades del Canal de PanamA,

sistemAtica causada por un hongo
en los humans, puede ser con-
traida por las personas que lim-
pian los excrementos de palomas,
que constituyen un excelente me-
dio para que se desarrollen las es-
poras, que despubs son esparcidas
por el viento. La Criptococosis,
otra infecci6n causada por hongos,
ha sido relacionada con los excre-
mentos de las palomas y la ence-
falitis es transmitida de los pAjaros
a los humans por medio de los
mosquitos. La Toxoplasmosis, en-
fermedad causada por protozoarios,
que ataca al hombre y otros ani-
males, se encuentra con frecuencia
en las palomas.
Con el fin de reducir la canti-
dad de palomas, serA necesario que
la Division de Sanidad las elimine
en diferentes localidades. A pesar
de que el uso de trampas es la
media de control que se reco-
mienda, tambi6n se utilizarAn otros
medios para eliminarlas o ahuyen-
tarlas, sin crear problems de se-
guridad o molestias a las personas,
especialmente en las residencias de
dos pisos.
Se solicita a los residents de
las areas, donde sea necesario apli-
car medidas 'de control, que pres-
ten su ayuda y comprensi6n.

Iglesia San Albano

Ofrece Homenaje a

Distinguidas Damas
La Iglesia Episcopal San Albano
esta organizando una "Cena de
Homenaje" en honor a las sefioras
Maudeline Jemmott y Louise Ma-
yers, dos de las mAs activas inte-
grantes de la Iglesia.
El homenaje tendrA lugar el vier-
nes 23 de mayo a partir de las
7 p.m., en el Restaurante Corona
de Oro de la ciudad de PanamA,
ubicado en la Carretera Trans-
Los boletos para participar en
esta actividad pueden ser obteni-
dos con cualquier miembro de la

lanzan al aire sus gorras, moments despues de haber
recibido sus certificados de manos del Gobemador
Interino de la Zona del Canal, Richard L. Hunt. La
escena tuvo lugar en las Esclusas de Miraflores.

Pagina 3



Mayo 2, 1975

Noche de Gala

Tendra la NAACP
Los Pan Amigos y estudiantes
del Teatro de Danzas de la Zona
del Canal encabezan la lista de ar-
tistas que participarin en el Ho-
menaje a la Madre, que la enti-
dad NAACP presentarA en el Tea-
tro Bella Vista de la ciudad de
Panama el pr6ximo 11 de mayo.
Rapsodia, el Hombre de La
Mancha, serin bailados al estilo
clAsico por Eartha King, Misa
Cordon, Lucinda Scotland y Ma-
rissa Andrews, alumnas avanzadas
de la Escuela de Ballet del JWB-
USO, bajo la direcci6n de la Sra.
Faye de Ferguson.
Los Pan Amigos, entidad inte-
grada por residents de la Zona
del Canal y de la ciudad de Pana-
ma que dedican sus moments de
solaz a la ejecuci6n de bailes po-
pulares internacionales, interpreta-
rAn bailes populares de diferentes
paises, bajo la direcci6n del Dr.
Daniel Knott.
Para reservaciones o mayor in-
formaci6n deberA Ilamarse a los
tel6fonos 61-4742, 87-4893, 28-
0162 o al 52-4979. Los boletos, a
$4, pueden obtenerse con cual-
quiera de los miembros de NAACP,
antes del 7 de mayo o en la asam-
blea general del 7 de mayo.

El Gobernador . . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
contra el otro autom6vil en pleno
El Gobernador sufri6 la fractu-
ra del antebrazo derecho y del
dedo anular de su mano izquierda.
El autom6vil del Gobernador Par-
fit qued6 totalmente demolido.

"No puedo contribuir a que se
repitan estas frustraciones en las
nregociaciones. En consecuencia,
estoy en disposici6n Anicamente de
ofrecer una perspective mis gene-
ral que detallada.
"Se por supuesto, y lamento mu-
cho que la falta de informaci6n
detallada engendra rumors y la
ansiedad entire aquellos que po-
drian ser afectados por un cambio
en las relaciones entire PanamA y
los Estados Unidos. Los rumors y
la ansiedad han cobrado mis fuer-
za indudablemente, por especula-
ciones en la prensa de ambos pai-
ses con respect a las negociacio-
nes-especulaciones que han sido
en la mayoria de los casos falsas o
"Espero que los empleados de
la empresa traten tales especula-
ciones y cualquier informed de las
negociaciones que no proceda de
fuentes oficiales de los Estados Uni-
dos, con una buena media de es-
cepticismo. Debo afiadir que una
buena part de las especulaciones
y rumors se refiere a aspects de
la nueva relaci6n que ain no han
sido tratados por los negociadores,
much menos resueltos.
"Comprendo, por ejemplo, que
circula un rumor de que los Esta-
dos Unidos trata de traspasar la
policia, los bombers, aduanas, los
correos, la educaci6n y otros ser-
vicios jurisdiccionales a PanamA
sencillamente no es cierto. Cual-
quier cambio propuesto en las re-
laciones bisicas entire los Estados

Acto a la Madre

Hay en Parroquia

San Jos el II
La Asociaci6n del Rosario de la
Parroquia de San Jos6 ha organi-
zado un Programa Artistico para
el pr6ximo domingo 11 de mayo,
en ocasi6n de celebrarse en esa
fecha el Dia de la Madre en la
Zona del Canal.
El acto se realizara en la Parro-
quia de San Jos6 y comenzarA a las
4 p.m.
Miembros de la parroquia y pA-
blico en general estAn invitados
cordialmente a participar en esta
actividad de homenaje a la madre.

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
Unidos y PanamA y especialmente
cualquier cambio jurisdiccional se-
ria presentado al Congreso para su
consentimiento del Congreso. Eso
mediante Acci6n Ejecutiva, sin la
aprobaci6n. Confio en que el Con-
greso analizarA los cambios propues-
tos cuidadosamente, a fin de que
sean salvaguardados los supremos in-
tereses de nuestro pais y de sus ciu-
"Tambi6n debo recalcar que en
estas negociaciones, asi como en
cualquier otra negociaci6n impor-
'ante de carActer international, los
acuerdos que se efectuen dentro
del process negociador son tenta-
tivos, sujetos a modificaciones cuan-
do las parties Ileguen a la etapa
final del acuerdo.
"Queda much trabajo por ha-
cer, quedan muchos detalles difi-
ciles por negociar antes de que se
llegue a esa etapa. S61o entonces
es que los negociadores empeza-
ran a delinear los textos del tra-
"Sin duda mi intenci6n es ne-
gociar una nueva relaci6n que a la
vez que refleje los legitimos inte-
reses nacionales de PanamA, pro-
porcione las seguridades que con-
duzcan a la aprobaci6n congresio-
"Evidentemente que en el Con-
greso existe oposici6n a una nueva
relaci6n con PanamA. He encare-
cido a los miembros del Senado y
de la CAmara de Representantes,
sin embargo, que se abstengan de
emitir juicio sobre el asunto de
una nueva relaci6n hasta que ha-
yan tenido una oportunidad de
examiner su configuraci6n.
"Lo mismo pido a los emplea-
dos de la empresa del Canal de
"La configuraci6n que deseo lo-
grar es una asociaci6n que sea jus-
ta para ambos paises. La declara-
oi6n conjunta de principios del 7
de febrero de 1974 esbozaba en
forma amplia los contornos de esa
asociaci6n. En efecto:
"-Durante la vigencia del
nuevo tratado los Estados Uni-
dos retendrAn la responsabili-
dad y los derechos necesarios
para la operaci6n y manteni-
miento del Canal y el trAnsito
de barcos.

Anuncian Nuevo Horario

De Autobuses a Gamboa

En Palo de las Letras, junto al monument que marca la frontera de
PanamA con Colombia, aparece Bob Webb, entire dos estacas de topo-
grafia que sirven para el proyecto de la nueva carretera a trav6s del
Dari6n. La marca original de la frontera, un tronco de Arbol con el
letrero que sefialaba la linea divisoria entire los dos paises y que los
natives no podian leer, dio lugar a que lo llamaran "palo de las letras",
que es el nombre que ahora tiene el lugar. Debajo del equipo, las piezas
de refacci6n, los alimentos y otros articulos, aparecen las motocicletas.

"-Al veneer el tratado, sin
embargo, PanamA asumira di-
chas responsabilidades y de-
"-Para que sea possible que
Panama asuma dichas respon-
sabilidades y derechos de ma-
nera que continue ininterrum-
pidamente el eficiente funcio-
namiento de la via acuAtica,
la participaci6n de PanamA
en todos los aspects de la
operaci6n del Canal aumenta-
rA con el tiempo en forma or-
denada y mutuamente acor-
"-AdemAs, durante el pe-
riodo del tratado PanamA asu-
mira-tambi6n en forma orde-
nada-las responsabilidades ju-
risdiccionales que ahora ejer-
cen los Estados Unidos en la
actual Zona del Canal.
"Uno de los detalles indispensa-
bles que deben ser incorporados
dentro de esos puntos es un arre-
glo mediante el cual aquellos que
han contribuido a hacer del Canal
de PanamA la gran empresa que
es hoy dia no solamente deseen
continuar su aporte sino que den
buena acogida al nuevo ambient
en que se desempefien. Todos los
negociadores tienen objetivos vita-
les. Lograr dicho arreglo es uno de
los mios.
"Con mis respetos y buenos de-

Curundd Invicto

Entre Pipones

Los estudiantes de la Facultad
de Curunds se alejaron en el co-
mando de la Liga de los Pipones
de la Zona del Canal, mientras que
los guardianes de la Policia se
mantenian c6modamente en el se-
gundo lugar, luego de concluidos
el martes de esta semana los juegos
programados por la Liga.
El equipo de Asuntos Civiles ha
logrado disminuir la ventaja que
le Ilevaba por el tercer lugar, el
conjunto de los Programadores, al
derrotarlos el martes por 65-64.

Las autoridades de la Zona del
Canal han anunciado que, a par-
tir del lunes 12 de mayo, el ser-
vicio de autobuses de la Zona del
Canal seguirA la siguiente ruta,
con sus respectivas paradas princi-
pales, en su recorrido hasta las
poblaciones de Gamboa y Santa
Terminal, Calle Shaler, Avenida
Kennedy, Avenida 4 de Julio, Li-
mite de El Chorrillo; Balboa, Ca-
lle Balboa, Carretera de Diablo,
Carretera Gaillard, Calle Paraiso,

Ascendido Voyles...
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
ne tres hijos: Joni, de 9 afios; Ju-
lie, de 5 y Vance, de 4.
El Teniente Voyles se incorpor6
a la Policia de la Zona del Canal
en 1963 y fue ascendido a Detec-
tive en 1970. Nuevamente fue pro-
movido a Sargento en 1971 y a
Sargento de TrAnsito en 1973.
Voyles ostenta Certificado de
Ciencias Policiales expedido por
la Universidad de Florida. Ha
cumplido los creditos para optar el
titulo de Licenciado en Letras y
actualmente cursa el cuarto afio de
la Universidad del Estado de Flo-
rida, Extensi6n de la Zona del
Canal. El Teniente Voyles tambi6n
asisti6 al Instituto del TrAnsito de
la Universidad del Noroeste de
Florida, en donde estudi6 en 1972
la Investigaci6n de Accidentes de
Transito y Aplicaci6n de la Ley
en el Transito.

Cerraran Tramo . . .
(Viene de la pdgina I)
que entire a la Zona del Canal en
direcci6n al Edificio de Asuntos
Civiles deberA tomar la Avenida
Roosevelt, seguir despubs por la
Calle Corozo hasta la Carretera
El tramo cerrado al trAfico en la
Carretera Gaillard serA abierto
nuevamente el lunes 5 de mayo.

Calle Hamilton, Calle Palo Alto,
Carretera Gaillard, Jardines de
Summit, Gamboa, Boulevard Mor-
row, Calzada McFarlane, Sitio
Steven y Avenida Jadwin.
El horario de partida desde el
Terminal de Shaler y la hora de
partida desde Gamboa es como

5:00 a.m.
5:30 a.m.
6:00 a.m.
6:30 a.m.
7:00 a.m.
7:40 a.m.
8:20 a.m.
9:00 a.m.
10:00 am.
11:00 a.m.
12:00 mediodia
1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
2:30 p.m.
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3:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
9:30 p.m.
10:30 p.m.

5:50 a.m.
6:20 a.m.
6:50 a.m.
7:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m.
8:40 a.m.
9:20 a.m.
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
12:00 mediodia
1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
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4:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m.
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6:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
8:30 p.m.
9:30 p.m.
10:30 p.m.
11:30 p.m.
12:30 a.m.

Fue Inaugurado . . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
gistros de la condici6n de los em-
pleados y efectuar diagn6sticos
oportunos de enfermedades cardia-
cas y de problems fisicos y de la
La nueva dependencia tambi6n
auxiliarA al Programa de Rehabili-
taci6n de Alcoh6licos. Bajo condi-
ciones normales, los empleados le-
sionados que requieran atenci6n de
primeros auxilios demorarAn me-
nos de la mitad del tiempo que to-
maban antes en ir y ser atendidos
en el Hospital de Coco Solo.


Lista de Vacantes y Traslados Para Empleados
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La solicitud debe ser sometida en el Formulario 443, SOLICITUD PARA TRASLADO, a mis
tardar siete (7) dias calendarios de la fecha de esta publicaci6n. Si hace solicitud para mas
de una posici6n, indique el orden de preferencia. Debero someterse una solicitud separada
para cada categoria de empleo. Se indican los anuncios nuevos en letras negritas. Los salaries
indicados serbn 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 � indica que es una posici6n de seguridad donde puede emplearse
solamente ciudadanos estadounidenses. Los requisites pueden ser revisados en el Ramo de
Empleos y Colocaciones, Edificio 366, Anc6n o Edificio 1105, Crist6bal. Mayor informaci6n puede
obtenerse en el Ramo de Colocaciones, telefonos 52-7996, 52-7501, 52-3583 6 43-1288. No
deben comunicarse directamente con los Tuncionarios de empleo.
* Sujeto a reclasificacidn a Trabajador en Adiestramiento NM-1/MG-1. Los empleados quo
esten en el program de trabajadores en adiestramiento pueden solicitar cambios dentro del
+ Todo solicitante debe adjuntar a la Solicitud Para Traslado (Formulario No. 443)
una copia del aviso de calificaci6n que le ha expedido la Oficina Central de Empleos.
** POSICION OBLIGADA-Un empleado permanent de la Compafifa del Canal de Panami-
Gobierno de la Zona del Canal seleccionado para esta posici6n no pierde su puesto. Su posici6n
actual, la cual esti siempre sujeta a reevaluacidn o abolici6n sera reservada hasta su regreso
despues de haber completado su trabajo con la Divisi6n.

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