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The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
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Parallel title:
Canal de Panamá Spillway
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Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Canal Zone
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Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
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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.
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"Official Panama Canal publication."
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Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 1 (June 24, 1966); title from caption.
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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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More 'lhan 60 Years of Service to World Commerce

The Panama

Canal Spillway

Friday, August 8, 1975

Vol. XIV, No. 6

Proposals Asked

For Dredse To

Replace Paraiso
The Panama Canal Company is
shopping for a new dredge to re-
place the venerable, 61-year-old
In the first of a two-step procure-
ment procedure, requests for tech-
nical proposals for a 15 cubic yards
dipper dredge were mailed out
this week to more than 100 poten-
tial bidders around the world.
These proposals will be evalu-
ated by Company personnel to de-
termine which are acceptable "as
is" or which can be made accept-
able with minor changes.
The second step in the procure-
ment process will be a request for
a price bid from those manufac-
turers who submit acceptable tech-
nical proposals.
The specifications ask for a non-
self-propelled diesel-electric pow-
ered 15 cubic yards dipper dredge
capable of excavating 60 feet
below the water surface.
The basic design will center
around a self-contained shovel
machine mounted on a barge hull
with main and auxiliary power
supplied by an on-board diesel
generator plant.
The dredge will be about 150
feet long and between 60 and 73
feet in width with a 16-foot draft
and a lifting capacity of 250,000
When the new dredge is re-
ceived in about 2 years, it will
serve as the company's primary
dipper dredge replacing the ob-
solete 13-cubic-foot Paraiso which
has been out of service for 3 years.
The Cascadas, which is still in
the Company's active fleet, will
become the standby or backup
The Paraiso has played a part
in all major dredging activities
from the early days of the Canal
through the widening of Gaillard
Cut. In the mid-50s, it was loaned
to the Corps of Engineers for use
in the construction of the St. Law-
rence Seaway.
Parts of the Cascadas are no
longer manufactured so the Parai-
so is being stripped of parts to be
used on her.
The hulk of the old dredge-
built by the Bucyrus Co. in
1914-will be sold for scrap.
The bronze plaque showing the
builder's identification will be
given to the Canal Zone Museum.

Mindy Zaymore, an Explorer Scout from Brooklyn, adds $17.76 to the
purse being collected for Project Windjammer. While vacationing in
Panama City with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lionel Zaymore, Mindy
heard about the money needed to make the Sea Scout schooner "Chief
Aptakisic" seaworthy in time to represent the Canal Zone in Operation
Sail 76, one of the Bicentennial events, and decided to be a good Scout
and chip in. Col. John J. Plunkett, Director, Engineering and Construc-
tion Bureau, and president of Project Canal Zone Windjammer 76,
gives Mindy a certificate to take home showing she is a sponsor of the
Canal Zone community effort. Lionel Zaymore was the program develop-
ment economist with AID in Panama from 1962 to 1964.

Visiting Ecuador Scouts

Guests in C.Z. Homes

A group of Ecuadoran boy
scouts arrived in the Canal Zone
today for a 5-day visit as guests
of Raymond George, Commissioner
of Scouting, International Scout
Council of the Canal Zone, and Lt.
Gov. Richard L. Hunt, President,
Canal Zone Chapter, Boy Scouts
of America.
The 24 members of Scout Group
6 "Absalon Guevara" of Quito and
the four adults who are accom-
panying them will stay in the
homes of local scouts while they
are on the Isthmus.
Plans for inviting the Ecuador-

Jazz Quintet

To Perform Here
The Goodwin Jazz Quintet will
appear in concert at 8 p.m., Au-
gust 22, at the Salon de Actos,
Panama Chamber of Commerce, in
Panama City. Currently embarked
on a Latin American tour, the
group consists of Dick Goodwin,
music professor at the University
of South Carolina, trumpet and
piano, joined by Jim Mingus, gui-
tar; David Sloan, bass; Jim Halls,
drums; and Frank Thorton, sax
and flute. The Quintet's program
will range from blues and swing
to the most contemporary jazz.
The Panama Chamber of Com-
merce is located at the corner of
Cuba Avenue and 34th Street.

an boys-who range in age from
11 to 15-began last year when
U.S. Air Force Major (Dr.) Virgil
N. Kovalenko, chairman, Explor-
ing Division, Canal Zone Council,
Boy Scouts of America, and six
other adults accompanied 27 Ex-
plorers and Senior Scouts to Ecua-
dor aboard a U.S. Naval ship.
Their host and guide on the trip
was the Reverend Walter R. Crespo,
a young Episcopalian priest who
is director and founder of Group 6.
They spent 3 days ashore visit-
ing Guayaquil, Salinas and Manta,
an isolated fishing village below
the Equator.
While in the Canal Zone, the
visiting scouts will see the Pan-
ama Canal and tour both sides of
the Isthmus.
The highlight of their trip is
planned for Wednesday evening
when a community campfire will
be lit in their honor at Rodman
Naval Station.
Members of local scout troops
will act out skits and provide other
entertainment before the Ecua-
dorans are presented with a varie-
ty of gifts and mementos including
the patches of Isthmian scout or-
ganizations and gold-colored me-
dallions embossed with the scout
The visitors will leave Thurs-
day for San Jos6, Costa Rica, the
next stop on their Central Amer-
ican tour.

As part of a continuing program
to upgrade its tugboat fleet in
order to provide equipment suit-
able for assisting the size and vol-
ume of transiting vessels, the
Panama Canal organization has
awarded a contract for the con-
struction of a new tug to Thunder-
bolt Marine Industries of Thunder-
bolt, Ga. The estimated date of
the tug's arrival on the Isthmus is
early 1977.
Specifications require that the
tug be 100 feet in overall length,
35 feet in overall beam, and 20
feet in overall depth. It will be

Ham Radio Course

Starts September 8
An 11-week course in amateur
radio code and theory will begin
September 8 at the Panama Canal
Training Center in Balboa Heights.
Classes will be held from 4:30
to 5:30 p.m., each Monday,
Wednesday and Thursday from
September 8 through Novem-
ber 20.
The course will prepare par-
ticipants for the Canal Zone Nov-
ice Class License examination to
be given on November 22 at the
Training Center.
The course is free but partici-
pants should expect to pay from
$5 to $10 for books.
Anyone interested in taking the
course should call Ted Herrman,
at 56-6653 after 5 p.m.
No one will be admitted to the
class after September 8.

When in Jungle,

Guard Against

A slow-healing sore may just be
a slow-healing sore unless you
have spent some time in a forest
area in which case it may be a
tropical ulcer (leishmaniasis), a ser-
ious disease transmitted to humans
by the bite of a forest fly.
Hunters, Boy Scouts and military
personnel are most vulnerable be-
cause of the time they spend in
jungle areas but the flies will bite
any human who happens to be in
their vicinity in the evening.
Give yourself a fighting chance
against the biting fly by wearing
clothes that cover body, arms and
legs; apply insect repellent fre-
quently to exposed skin; and sleep
protected by bed nets or screening.
Although the fly may be in any
forest area, most cases of the
disease detected so far have come
from bites received in the Fort
Sherman and Empire Range areas.

equipped with a Schottel right
angle drive propulsion system
capable of exerting thrust in any
horizontal direction, with a min-
imum bollard pull of 70,000 pounds
ahead, 55,000 pounds astern, and
50,000 pounds port or starboard.
Design and construction of the tug
will comply with the Coast Guard
and the American Bureau of Ship-
ping regulations for ocean-towing
service with features for heavy
duty harbor service.
The decision to acquire a tug
with the capability of applying
thrust in any horizontal direction
was made following comprehen-
sive studies in Europe and the
United States to observe such
craft in operation and under con-
struction or in maintenance.
In addition to the tug under
construction at Thunderbolt, bids
will be opened on September 2 for
the construction of a second sim-
ilar tug whose estimated date of
delivery is the latter part of 1977.

Fraudulent Claims

Cause Dismissal

Of 3 Employees
Three employees of the Cristo-
bal Port Captain's Office have been
dismissed for presenting fraudulent
claims requesting reimbursement
for medical treatment they never
Announcement of the action
was made by the chairman of the
Claims Committee, Canal Zone
Group Insurance Board meeting.
The case involves three deck-
hands who were accused of forg-
ing the signature of a well-known
Panama City doctor. Confronted
with the physician's statement that
his signature had been forged and
that the patients' "receipts" were
written on paper different from
that used in his clinic, the em-
ployees confessed to the crime.
Dismissal proceedings were ini-
tiated and all three discharged.
Several other employees sus-
pected of having presented fraud-
ulent claims are also under investi-
gation, according to the Claims
Committee chairman.
The chairman added that the
Canal Zone Benefit Plan, which
protects the overwhelming major-
ity of U.S. Government employees
in the area, is perhaps the best of
all the Federal Government's
health plans. He pointed out, how-
ever, that those employees who
abuse it not only risk their jobs
but may find themselves serving
jail terms as well.

Manhattan on the Rocks, Yes-But on Pontoons? A

Information Officer Frank A.
Baldwin is used to answering ques-
tions about the Canal. That's his
But he was a little perplexed at
a preposterous proposition from a
California caller who phoned from
Los Angeles to inquire about the
possibility of arranging for a rather
unusual transit.
The conversation started out log-
ically enough. The man wanted to
know the dimensions of the Canal.
Baldwin explained that the nar-
rowest part of the waterway is in

the locks, which are 110 feet wide
and about 1,000 feet in length.
The overall length of the Canal,
from ocean to ocean, he added, is
about 50 miles.
The man seemed disappointed.
After a long pause he said: "Here's
my problem-I have this rather
large island which I'd like to float
through the Canal. Would it be
possible to take out all the locks
just for this one time so that we
could pass through the entire
50 miles?
After a muffled you-must-be-

kidding laugh, Baldwin regained
his composure and patiently ex-
plained that the locks are some-
what permanent, large concrete
structures and not at all portable
or removable. Furthermore, he
pointed out, if you got rid of the
locks you wouldn't have a Canal.
What sort of an island are we
talking about?, Baldwin asked the
man. "Actually," the caller rev-
ealed, "we're talking about the
island of Manhattan."
He then went on to explain that
since the City of New York was

in such dire financial straits, a
group of businessmen in Califor-
nia had hit upon the idea of
putting Manhattan on pontoons
and floating it through the Canal
and on to California, where it
would be anchored off the coast
of Malibu and turned into a tour-
ist attraction, much as was done
with London Bridge in Arizona
and the Queen Mary at Long
Beach. Proceeds from the venture,
he said, would be split between
the cities of Malibu and New York,
(Continued on p. 4)

New PC Tug on Order

Gift of the aPans f

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August 8, 1975

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

3:00-Sesame Street
4:00-The Monkees
4:30-Cartoon Carnival
4:50-General Hospital
5:10-The Rifleman
6:40-Julia (Color)
8:00-Modismos en Espaiiol
8:05-Hot I Baltimore (Color) (Premiere)
8:30-The Odd Couple (Color)
9:00-Focus on Today
9:20-Movie: "La Strada"
11:05-Burke's Law
11:50-Penelope's Parlor
12:20-Abbot and Costello (Color)
12:45-Laff Movie
1:20-Major League Baseball: Boston vs.
New York (Color)
3:35-Pro Bowlers Tour (Color)
4:50-Lucky Jim (Color)
5:10-Buck Owens Ranch Show (Color)
5:35-Texas Wheelers (Color)
6:00-Weekend '75
6:15-Bridget Loves Bernie
6:40-Good Times (Color)
7:05-Mary Tyler Moore (Color)
7:30-Evil Touch (Color)
8:00-Qud Pasa?
8:05-Variety Special: "Dean Martin"
. (Color)
9:00-Focus on Today
9:20-SCN Special of the Week:
"1975 Fashion Awards"
10:40-Creature Feature:
"Count Dracula"
11:50-The Thin Man

12:00-Christopher Close-Up
12:30-Human Dimension
1:00-Norman Vincent Peale (Color)
1:30-Sunday Playhouse: "Ten Gentlemen
From West Point"
3:15-Information Special: "Handshake in
Space: Apollo Recovery" (Color)
4:40-From Sea to Shining Sea
5:35-The Reasoner Report (Color)
6:40-Last of the Wild (Color)
7:05-Carol Burnett Show
8:00-Qud Pasa?
8:05-Perry Mason
9:00-Focus on Today
9:20-Movie: "A Nice Girl Like Me" (Color)
10:50-The Tonight Show (Color)
3:00-Sesame Street
4:00-The Monkees

4:30-Cartoon Carnival
4:50-General Hospital
5:10-Three Passports to Adventure
5:35-Truth or Consequences
6:40-Let's Make a Deal
7:05-The Lieutenant
8:00-Modismos en Espaliol
8:05-Love American Style (Color)
9:00-Focus on Today
9:20-Monday Night Baseball: Milwaukee
vs. Boston (Color)

3:00-Make a Wish
3:30-Electric Company
4:00-The Monkees
4:25-Animal World (Color)
4:50-General Hospital
5:10-Jack La Lanne
5:35-The New Price Is Right
6:40-The French Chef
7:05-Shane (Color)
8:00--Qud Pasa?
8:05-Information Special: "Sixty Minutes"
9:00-Focus on Today
9:20-Movie: "Tall Texan"
10:40-Mike Douglas

3:00-Sesame Street
4:00-The Monkees
4:30-Cartoon Carnival
4:50-General Hospital
5:10-The Silent Service
5:35-The $10,000 Pyramid
7:05-The Smothers Brothers
8:00-Modismos en Espaiiol
8:05-Rhoda (Color) (Last show)
8:30-Sanford & Son (Color)
9:00-Focus on Today
9:20-Movie: "Operation CIA"
10:50-The Tonight Show

3:00-Yankee Doodle Cricket
3:30-Electric Company
4:00-The Monkees
4:25-Wild Kingdom
4:50-General Hospital
5:10--The Wacky World of Jonathan
5:35-Now You See It
6:40-Dating Game
7:05-12 O'Clock High
8:00-Qud Pasa?
8:05-The Defenders
9:00-Focus on Today
9:20-Movie: "Distant Drums"
11:00-All-Star Wrestling (Color)

Kirk Kunkel squares off for his
amateur boxing debut on August
14 at the Curundu Junior High
School Cafetorium. Kirk, 13, will
represent the Balboa Boxing Club
in matches sponsored by the USO-
Jewish Community Armed Forces
Center for the benefit of the
United Way. One of six boxers
from the Balboa Club, Kirk will
box in the 95-lb. "paperweight"

Veteran Lawman

To Teach Course

In Criminology
Florida State University, Canal
Zone Branch, will offer Criminol-
ogy 315, Introduction to Criminol-
ogy, during its Fall Quarter from
August 28 to October 22.
Introduction to Criminology is
a course which is geared to famil-
iarize any student with the func-
tions of the criminal justice system.
The course introduces the student
to the Police, Courts, Probation and
Parole, Corrections, and Crime
causes. The material is a must for
those considering a major in Crim-
inology and would be very benefi-
cial to any student regardless of
his major. Crime touches all occu-
pations; an accountant, a teacher,
a businessman or a chemist, each
runs into some aspect of the crim-
inal justice system in his lifetime.
The course is being taught by
J. L. Gregory who has taught
at FSU since 1972. He has a bach-
elor of science degree in Criminol-
ogy from FSU and a master of
science in Criminal Justice from
Michigan State University. In addi-
tion, he has had technical articles
published in national police maga-
zines and has several years of ex-
perience in the criminal justice sys-
tem. Gregory has worked for the
Seattle, Wash., Police Department
and the Canal Zone Police Divi-
sion and is presently Chief of the
Canal Protection Division of the
Panama Canal.
Registration for this course is
open to all interested persons. Reg-
istration will be at the FSU office,
Building 808 Albrook on Tuesday,
August 26, and Wednesday, Au-
gust 27. For more information call
FSU at Albrook 86-2438 or 86-

CHS Varsity Squad

Needs 9 New Men
The Cristobal High School
Tigers' will hold their first football
practice session at 8 a.m., August
Students in grades 9 through 12
are eligible to tryout for the CHS
varsity squad that will compete in
this year's interscholastic league.
The coaching staff is looking
for nine first-teamers to replace
the members of the starting team
lost since last season.
Students who plan to tryout for
the team should have a physical
examination the week preceding
the first day of practice.

BALBOA (Air-Conditioned)
Fri., 6:15, 8:10-Robin Hood (G)
Fri. Owl Show, 10:00-The Mummy's Shroud
Sat. Jr. Mat., 10:00-101 Dalmatians (G)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 12:00 Noon-The Neptune
Factor (G)
Sat-Sun., 2:00, 7:00-Mon., 7:00-Gone
With the Wind (G)
Tues., 6:15, 8:05-Vampire Circus (SIT)
Wed., 6:15, 8:10-The Salzburg Connection
Thurs., 6:15, 8:20-The Man Who Loves Top
Dancing (SIT) (PG)

Sun.-Mon.-Together Brothers (PG)
Tues.-Cool Breeze (SIT) and Screaming
Target (R)
Wed.-Report to the Commissioner (PG)
Thurs.-Westworld (SIT) (PG)

Fri.-Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-The Omega Man
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-The Biscuit Eater (SIT)
Sat.-Dracula (PG)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Bandolero (G)
Sun.-W. W. and the Dixie Dancekings (PG)
Mon.-Lady Kung Fu (SIT) (PG)
Tues.-Dirty Mary and Crazy Larry (PG)
Wed.-McKenzie Break (SIT) (PG)
Thurs.-Matchless (SIT) (PG)

Fri., 7:00-Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-The Great
American Pastime (G)
Sat., 7:00-Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Go For
Broke (G)
Sun.-Last of Sheila (PG)
Fri.-The Wizard of Oz (G)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-Horror of Dracula
(SIT) (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 6:15-Journey to the Center
of the Earth (G)
Sat., 8:15-Way Way Out (G)
Sun.-Rosebud (G)
Tues.-Man on a Swing (SIT) (PG)
Wed.-How the West Was Won (G)
Sun.-Man on a Swing (SIT) (PG)
Mon.-Rosebud (G)
Wed.-Great White Hope and Vanishing
Point (SIT) (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.
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.

Vacation Is Almost Over

For U.S. School Students

U.S. schools in the Canal Zone
will open on August 26 for Schools
Division professional personnel; on
.August 28 for students in grades
1 through 12; and on August 29
for students entering kindergarten.
Tuesday and Wednesday, August
26 and 27, will be full duty days
for Schools Division professional
personnel and will be devoted to
orientation, organization, and pre-
paration for regular classes which
begin on Thursday, August 28.
Reporting time for teachers is 7:30
All students in grades 1-6 who
were enrolled in the Canal Zone
schools last year and those regis-
tered during the summer will re-
port to their respective schools at
8 a.m. on Thursday, August 28.
They will be in attendance the
entire schoolday.
Kindergarten students who reg-
istered during the spring or sum-
mer will report to their respective
schools on Friday, August 29, at
8 a.m. if assigned to the first ses-
sion and at 11 a.m. if assigned to
the second session.
All junior and senior high stu-
dents who were enrolled in Canal
Zone schools last year and those
registered during the summer will
report to their respective schools

Coco Solo Theater

To Close for 2 Mos.

Patrons of Coco Solo Theater
are advised that the theater will
be closed for approximately 2
months beginning August 11 for
the installation of new seats and
to complete work on the air-condi-
tioning system.
For the convenience of Atlantic
side moviegoers, the Margarita
Theater, which operates on a 5
nights-a-week basis, will operate
on a 7-day schedule while the
Coco Solo theater work is going

at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday, August
28. They will be in attendance the
entire day.
New tuition students, grades
K-12, may be admitted on a space-
available basis by the Superintend-
ent of Schools. New tuition stu-
dents are not to be admitted until
authorization is received from the
office of the Superintendent of
Schools. Parents on the Pacific
side who wish to enter tuition
students who were not enrolled in
the U.S. schools last year should
bring their children to the office
of the Superintendent of Schools,
Civil Affairs Building, during
the week of August 11-15 ex-
clusive of Thursday, August 14.
Atlantic side parents and students
should apply at the Cristobal High
School office. The Superintendent
will interview applicants at Cristo-
bal High School on, Thursday,
August 14.
U.S. elementary schools will
be operated at Ancon, Balboa,
Diablo Heights, Diablo, Los Rios,
Fort Clayton, Curundu, Howard
AFB, Fort Kobbe, Gamboa, Fort
Davis, Margarita, Fort Gulick, and
Coco Solo, with sessions as follows:
8:00-10:30 or 11:00-1:30
Grades 1-6, all schools
Grades 7-12, all schools
In order to register a student,
the school must have a properly
completed registration card, Form
1044. The procedures covering the
completion and validation of regis-
tration cards are as follows:
All eligible students who were
enrolled in the U.S. schools dur-
ing the week of April 15, 1975,
were provided registration cards
for preregistration, and such cards
have presumably already been re-
turned to the school. No further
action is needed by the students.
(Continued on p. 4)

The presentation of a Master Key Certificate in the grade of "Gold Coast
Diplomat" to Mrs. Cecelia Gove by Governor H. R. Parfitt brought on
this happy moment. Mrs. Gove, the wife of Panama Canal pilot Capt.
Thomas W. Gove, who has just retired, received the award in recogni-
tion of her innumerable community-oriented activities ranging from
founding the "Sweet Adelines" to playing the title role in the United
Fund production of "Mame" and singing in the Holy Family Church choir.

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 nevs 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. Sub-
scriptions cost $4 for students and 86 for others. Airmail subscriptions
cost $19 a year. Make checks payable to Panama Canal Company and
address to: Chief, Administrative Services Division, P.O. Box M,
Balboa Heights, C.Z.

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Week Beginning Friday, August 8, 1975

August 8, 1975


New Claim Dispute

Procedure Outlined

Lt. Gov. Richard L. Hunt, in light coat, opens the
table tennis tourney at the Balboa High School gym.
At Colonel Hunt's right is Civil Affairs Director Frank
A. Castles who exchanged a few volleys with the
Lieutenant Governor before turning the game over
to the 45 Canal employees who participated in the

Schools Division Announces Bus Plan

Free schoolbus service will be
provided by the Panama Canal
Company-Government at the be-
ginning of the morning session and
at the close of the afternoon ses-
sion for all students living in areas
listed below. Kindergarten serv-
ice, where listed, will be provided
at the beginning and closing of
the appropriate half-day session.
Kindergarten children residing
in Ancon, Balboa Heights, Bal-
boa, La Boca, Cardenas, Diablo
Heights, Los Rios-Corozal Pan-
ama Canal area, Quarantine Sta-
tion, Gamboa, Old Cristobal,
Gatun, Margarita, the Panama
Canal Company area of France
Field, Brazos Heights and Coco
Pupils of grades 1-6 residing in
San Juan Place, Old Corral area
outside the Ancon School district,
Cavilan area, Amador Road, Em-
pire Street, La Boca, Cardenas,
Williamson Place, Goethals Blvd.
in Gamboa, Old Cristobal, the
Panama Canal area of France
Field, Sixth Street in Margarita,
and Brazos Heights, grades K-6
from Gatun to Margarita.
Pupils of grades 7-9 residing in
Ancon (including Sosa Place, San
Juan Place, and the Old Corral
area), Balboa, Balboa Heights,
Diablo Heights, La Boca, Carde-
nas, Los Rios-Corozal P.C., Gam-
boa, Gatun Margarita, Old Cris-
tobal, Coco Solo, the Panama
Canal Company area of France
Field, and Brazos Heights.
Pupils of grades 10-12 residing
in Ancon (including Sosa Place,
San Juan Place, and the Old Cor-
ral area), Williamson Place, Em-
pire Street, Amador Road, Gavilan
area including Plank Street, Dia-
blo Heights, La Boca, Los Rios-
Corozal Pan Canal, Cardenas, Gam-
boa, Gatun, Margarita, Old Cris-
tobal, Coco Solo, the Panama
Canal Company area of France
Field, and Brazos Heights.
Dependent students, grades K-12,
of Panama Canal Company-Gov-
ernment employees residing in the
Republic of Panama will be trans-
ported by military transportation to
their respective schools. Parents
should inquire at the school where
their children will attend as to the
location of the bus stops, the bus
number, the bus route number,
and the time the students should
be at the bus stop to be picked

up. Tuition students are not au-
thorized to ride these buses.
All secondary schools daily class
schedules begin at 7:45 a.m. and
end at 2:15 p.m. The elementary
schoolday (1-6) is from 8 a.m.
until 1:30 p.m. There are two
kindergarten sessions each day.
The first session begins at 8 a.m.
and ends at 10:30 a.m. The sec-
ond session is from 11 a.m. until
1:30 p.m.
Information concerning military
bus service will be available on
all posts.
Students will be issued a copy
of the "Student Conduct and
Safety Regulations on Schoolbus"
by their homeroom teachers on the
first day of school, August 28.
The regulations are designed to
protect the lives and safety of stu-
dents riding schoolbuses. Parents
and students should carefully read
the regulations before signing and
returning them.

Inventory Closing
Section K, Balboa, and Section
X, Cristobal, will be closed for
inventory August 15 and for a
recount on September 2.

Bus tickets will not be issued to
the students, but information con-
cerning those eligible for bus trans-
portation will be made available
to busdrivers as needed. School-
busdrivers are allowed to stop
only at authorized bus shelters.

Dance Show Planned

At St. Christopher's
A variety dance show entitled
"Spotlight on Dancing" will be held
at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August
16, in the St. Christopher's Audi-
torium 10th Street, Parque Le-
The show will feature as special
guest artist Marisel E. Brown, a
Panamanian teenager who has
been residing in the United States
since 1967. Miss Brown is a senior
at Salinas High School in Salinas,
Calif., and she has studied dancing
for 10 years. She will be perform-
ing modern, jazz and ballet dances
in the show.
Local artists will perform variety
dances such as Hawaiian, Spanish,
ballet, modern, creative, and a
comedy dance.

The Personnel Bureau urges em-
ployees to give careful attention
to the Civil Service Commission
outline of procedures for resolving
health benefits claims disputes.
As a cost-saving measure, the
Bureau is publishing this informa-
tion in the SPILLWAY rather than
in an individual letter to each
The Civil Service Commission
recently announced new procedures
for resolving claim disputes be-
tween employees and their health
benefits plans which may occur
because a claim (or portion of a
claim) for health benefits is denied.
If you are enrolled in the Fed-
eral Employees Health Benefits
Program and you believe a claim
(or portion of a claim) for health
benefits was incorrectly denied
in terms of the benefit provisions
described in your plan's health
benefits brochure, the plan will
reconsider your claim at your writ-
ten request. Your request must be
made within 1 year and should
state why you believe the claim
should have been allowed in terms
of your plan's health benefits bro-
chure. After it receives your re-
quest, the plan must respond with-
in 30 days. It may (a) provide
the benefit you claimed; (b) re-
quest additional information need-
ed to make its reconsideration
determination; or (c) again deny
the claimed benefit. If the plan
requests additional information, it
must identify the specific infor-
mation required and tell you why
it is needed. If you do not supply
the requested information within
60 days, the plan will base its
decision on whatever information
it has on hand. If the plan again
denies the benefit you claimed, it
must explain in detail why your
claim was denied and notify you
that you have 90 days to request
a Commission review if you still
believe that denial was incorrect.
You may also request the Com-
mision to review a denied claim
if your plan does not respond to
your written request for reconsid-
eration within 30 days of its
receipt of your request.
If, after the plan's final decision,
you request the Commission to
review a claim denied by your

health benefits carrier, your re-
quest should state why you believe
your claim should have been al-
lowed. Commission reviews are
based on its contract with the
health benefits carrier. As your
health benefits brochure is your
description of the plan's benefits,
it is helpful to refer to the bro-
chure in all correspondence deal-
ing with denied claims. It will
also expedite processing if you in-
clude copies of your completed
claim form, bills and receipts
regarding the claim, descriptions
of the medical services for which
the claim was made, correspond-
ence with the plan, and any other
information which you may have
relating to the claimed benefit. If
you do not have copies of such
materials, you may send the orig-
inal documents and the Commis-
sion will copy and return them
to you. If needed, the Commission
may request additional information
from you or others involved in
the claim. However, no informa-
tion will be collected without your
written consent. The Commission
will notify you and your health
benefits plan of its findings on
review within 30 days of receipt
of all information it may have
requested in connection with the
The review process described
above applies to all claims made
for health services performed on
or after January 1, 1975. The
address for requesting a Commis-
sion review is:
Bureau of Retirement, Insurance,
and Occupational Health
U.S. Civil Service Commission
Washington, D.C. 20415
Attn: Legislative and Policy

Student Association

Plans Orientation
The Student Association of Bal-
boa High School will hold its
annual orientation day for sopho-
mores and new students on August
21, from 9-11 a.m. in the school
auditorium. Informative speeches
and a tour of the school and school
grounds will be provided, followed
by refreshments in the school cafe-

Judge Crowe Honored

For Community Service

At a special ceremony held im-
mediately following the recent
meeting of the Board of Trustees
of the Canal Zone United Way,
Gov. Harold R. Parfitt paid tribute
to Judge Guthrie F. Crowe, for
his many years of participation as
one of the key leaders in the Canal
Zone United Way.
In recognition and appreciation
of Judge Crowe's numerous con-
tributions to community life during
his many years of service in the
Canal Zone, Governor Parfitt pre-
sented the Judge a framed "Reso-
lution of Appreciation," on parch-
ment, expressing the sincere grati-
tude of the Canal Zone United
Way for 18 years of outstanding
leadership as Chairman of the Ad-
missions Committee, and the Pan-
ama Canal Honorary Public Ser-
vice Award with Gold Medallion,
with the following citation:
"Official recognition and com-
mendation is tendered to Judge

Guthrie F. Crowe for the count-
less hours he has devoted to the
welfare of the Isthmian commu-
nity-at-large through his active
participation as a dynamic member
of local service and philanthropic
organizations. In the twenty-three
years he has resided on the Isth-
mus, Judge Crowe has served in
high positions with the American
Red Cross, Canal Zone Chapter;
the Armed Services YMCA, Bal-
boa; the Canal Zone Heart Asso-
ciation; and the Canal Zone Coun-
cil, Boy Scouts of America. In
addition, for the past fourteen
years he has donated a trophy and
a check to the "Father of the
Year" selected by a local service
club. Judge Guthrie F. Crowe is
hereby awarded the Gold Panama
Canal Honorary Public Service
Award, the highest form of recog-
nition granted by the Canal enter-
prise to an Isthmian resident, in
(Continued on p. 4)

Canal Zone Gov. Harold R. Parfitt congratulates Judge Guthrie F.
Crowe following the presentation of awards at a special ceremony held
recently after a United Way Board of Trustees meeting.

Page 3

tourney. Shown also are, William S. Hinkle, at
center, Acting Aide to the Governor, and players
Noel Johnson, William G. Hill, Robert King, Robert
White and Stanley Hall, who with Troadio Fernandez
(not shown) organized the recent tourney.


August 8, 1975

(Continued from p. 1)
thus relieving Cotham's grave fi-
nancial situation. The split would
be made after he got his cut, the
caller specified, indicating that he
might be able to cut Baldwin in
on the deal as well.
Next, the man wondered out
loud whether it would be feasible
to cut Manhattan into 1,000-foot
lengths and bring it through the
Canal that way. But he finally
decided that the 110-foot width
was too much of a limitation.
Baldwin suggested that the only
alternative was to take it around
South America. When the man
persisted in finding a way to float
it through the Canal Baldwin
asked him to put his proposition
in writing and "let our engineers
take a look at it."
Engineering and Construction
Director Jack Plunkett has been

(Continued from p. 3)
recognition of his invaluable serv-
ice to the community."
In addition, Judge Crowe was
presented a double pen desk set
embellished with a Panama Rail-
road tie and appropriately in-
scribed and to culminate a most
eventful day for the Judge, there
was a birthday cake to celebrate
his birthday, which was on the
day of the presentation.

Equipment in hand, Vicki May, left, and Deborah Carey step down
from a truck ready to proceed with the lighting survey they are carry-
ing out in Atlantic side installations of the Canal organization. The
company-wide survey will determine present overhead lighting levels in
all buildings and enable reduction of nonessential illumination without
harmful effects on employees.

Newcomers Club

Plans Visit to

El Valle Market

The Atlantic Area Newcomers
Fever AreaW watched Club will go to market in El Valle
The monkeys and mosquitos on Sunday, August 17.
in the areas where jungle yellow A bus will leave the Margarita
fever was found in 1974 are Clubhouse parking lot at 3:30 a.m.
being carefully watched. At the in time to arrive at the market for
first sign of a recurrence the early-morning shopping.
Health Bureau will publish an Members may take their own
alert to check your immuniza- lunch or buy lunch in El Valle.
tions, but why wait? Yellow The cost is $6 for members and
fever shots are good for 10 their families and $7 for non
years so if you need one make members.
an appointment with your local
aCon unity ealth Ceer soon For reservations, call Fort Davis
Community Health Center soon
and beat the rush. 89-3126, Fort Gulick 89-4027 and
and beat te r . Panama Canal-Coco Solo 43-6771.


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-
PERMANENT POSITIONS Base Rate Division tion cies
Clerk-Typist NM-41 (Intermittent) _._ _------.-_____-.. ..$3.58 Engineering P 1
Clinical Nurse NM-7 (Intermittent) __-_______ $5.07 Gorgas P 3
Clinical Nurse NM-5/7 (Shift work) _____$8,819.20/$10,545.60 Health A-P 1-1
Clinical Nurse/Public Health Nurse NM-7 (Intermittent) - _-- $5.07 Public Health A 1
Constable NM-71� (Bilingual) _...._ _ $10,212.80 Mag. Court A 1
Equipment Mechanic MG-10 ----- -- ____-----... ___.. $5.48 Industrial A 1
File Clerk NM-4/5 - ----.-$7,596.00/$8,500.00 Admin. Servs. P 1
Guard NM-4 _____ ________ $7,446.40 C. Portection A 4
Guard NM-3 (Female) (Part-Time NTE 30 hours) _ ____ $2.34 Police A 1
Guard Supervisor NM-6 -----__-$9,193.60 C. Protection A-P 1-1

Housing Project Assistant NM-5/6 (Knowledge
of English) _____ --__ $8,299.20/$9,193.60
Management Assistant NM-7 ----- -$10,212.80
Marine Machinist MG-10 ----_------ -_---$5.48
Medical Radiology Technician (Diagnosis) NM-5/6 (Oon call
duty required) (Female). . -$8,299.20/$9,193.60
Medical Radiology Technician (Diagnosis) NM-7 (On call duty
required) (Female) --. - . ----- - $10,212.80

Messenger (Motor Vehicle Operator) NM-2* (Driver's
license required) --------
Painter MG-9 (Glazier experience required) -_
Police Private PL-1 ------
Pest Controller MG-4�
Tractor Operator MG-6 ...
Ward Attendant MG-2� ---- _-
Welder MG-10 (Knowledge of English)
Boatman MG-5 (Ability to swim) (NTE 1 year)--
Guard NM-4 (Not to exceed June 1976)
Clerk-Stenographer NM-51 (Temporary NTE 1-31-76)_

.- $2.07

Com. Servs.



Com. Servs.

(Continued from p. 2)
New students sponsored by the
Company-Government and newly
admitted tuition students will ob-
tain registration cards at the school
and take them home for comple-
Properly validated registration
cards for all students who were
not preregistered and whose par-
ents are employed by U.S. Gov-
ernment agencies other than the
Panama Canal Company-Govern-
ment must be obtained from the
agency concerned prior to school
registration and admission.

New Red Barn Hours
The Red Barn, Margarita Youth
Center, announces new hours of
operation as follows:
2:30-5:30 and 7-10 p.m.

Four student assistants working
in the Electrical Division are con-
ducting a survey of present light-
ing levels in Canal organization
facilities which will lay the ground-
work for a program of energy con-
servation and cost cutting by the
reduction of nonessential illumina-
Antonio Barrera and Robert
Chang are working on the Pacific
side. Their counterparts on the
Atlantic side are Deborah Carey
and Vicky May.
Antonio, of Rainbow City, is
currently in his second year of
engineering studies at Canal Zone
College. Robert, a resident of Pan-
ama City, studies electrical engi-
neering at Louisiana Polytechnic
Institute in Ruston. Deborah, a
Coco Solo resident, is going into
her second year as a liberal arts
student at Colorado State Univer-
sity in Fort Collins. And Vicky,
of Margarita, will enter South-
west Texas State University in San
Marcos this September.
Before beginning their survey,
the student assistants were given
preliminary training by engineer
Carlos Chain of the Electrical Di-
vision, who designed a form on

(On the basis of total Federal Service)

_ 40 Years
Archibald W. Lecky
Freight Rates Assistant
Herman C. Graham
Cargo Clerk
Herbert St. Louis
Joseph Granger
Leslie A. Hurdle
Thomas J. Pimento
Machinist Leader

which they write all necessary in-
formation, including building and
office number, a diagram of the
lighting in each office, and the
footcandle reading at each work
The students have taken up
their work with enthusiasm. They
usually work in pairs, although
Antonio sometimes works alone
when Robert is assigned other
The information gathered on the
forms is sent first to the main
office of the Electrical Division for
processing and then to the Elec-
trical Branch of the Engineering
Division for evaluation.
Besides enabling the student
assistants to participate in a pro-
ject that will have considerable
economic impact, the survey has
given them the opportunity to
learn about the complex workings
of various units of the Canal orga-
"This is one of the most inter-
esting jobs I've ever had," Antonio
says proudly. He has held four
other jobs as a student assistant.
A graduate of Rainbow City High
School, Antonio is the son of Efrain
Ban-era, an employee of the Ma-
rine Bunkering Division, and Mrs.
Doreen Barrera. As for Robert, he
is in 1his element. Not only is he
studying electrical engineering, but
his father Dennis Chang is an
electronics technician. His mother,
Mrs. Helena Chang, works in the
Civilian Personnel Office at Al-
brook AFS.
Vicky and Deborah have shown
as much enthusiasm as the others
in carrying out their demanding
task. Vicky is the daughter of
Victor May, an employee of the
Transit Operations Division, and
Mrs. June May, who works at the
Margarita Credit Union. Deborah
is the daughter of Howard Carey,
a retiree of the Panama Canal
organization, and Mrs. Thehna
Carey, a nurse at Coco Solo Hos-


P 1

P 1

.._$2.15 Dredging A-P 3-12
$7,446.40 Police A-P 1-2

$8,299.20 Personnel P 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. I 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.
* Subject to reclassification as Worker Trainee MG-1/NM-1. Employees presently in the
Worker Trainee Prpgram may apply for reassignment within the program.
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.


The sketch above shows the traffic pattern which will
he in effect around Gorgas Hospital, Building 254,
through mid-February 1976 while work proceeds on
construction of one seismic restraining concrete pylon.
Vehicular traffic will continue to enter the basement

parking area from Corgas Road. Traffic will also exit
onto Gorgas Road during this phase of the construc-
tion work, after which the Culebra Road exit will be
reopened. The SpIL.wAs will publish another traffic
map when construction of the second pylon begins.

Page 4

4 Student Assistants

Assigned 'Light' Duty

Mcs de 60 Afios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Viernes 8 de Agosto de 1975

Vol. XIV, No. 6

Una Curiosa

Llamada de

Los Angeles
Frank A. Baldwin, Director de
Informaci6n del Canal de Panamai,
suele contestar preguntas sobre el
Canal. Y ello es asi, pues esa es
parte de sus funciones.
Hasta ahora las preguntas eran
mas o menos razonables. Pero esta
semana Baldwin qued6 perplejo
cuando una persona que llamaba
por tel6fono desde Los Angeles,
California, le indag6 sobre la po-
sibilidad de arreglar un trAnsito
descabellado por la via acuitica.
La conversaci6n de larga dis-
tancia comenz6 en t6rminos 16gi-
cos. El caballero deseaba saber
las dimensions del Canal. El Di-
rector de Informaci6n le explic6
que la parte mis angosta es la de
las esclusas, que miden 110 pies
de ancho y 1,000 pies de largo.
Tambien le explic6 que el Canal
mide de un oc6ano al otro aproxi-
madamente 50 millas.
El hombre pareci6 desconcerta-
do. Sigui6 una prolongada pausa,
despu6s de la cual el interlocutor
dijo: "Aqui estai mi problema: Ten-
go una isla grande que me gusta-
ria pasar por el Canal. �Seria po-
sible sacar las esclusas s61o por
esta ocasi6n de manera que poda-
mos pasarla (la isla) a trav6s de
las 50 millas?"
Despu6s de una discreta sonrisa
y expresar que la persona debia
estar bromeando, Baldwin recupe-
r6 la calma y le explic6 que las
esclusas son estructuras de concre-
to gigantescas y por lo tanto ina-
movibles. Mas aun, subray6, si se
eliminan las esclusas no habria
"dDe qu6 clase de isla estA us-
ted hablando?", pregunt6 Baldwin.
"Ahora mismo", respondi6 el ca-
ballero, "estamos hablando sobre
la isla de Manhattan".
Continue explicando que debi-
do a que la ciudad de Nueva York
confront una crisis financiera, un
grupo de empresarios de Califor-
nia ha concebido la idea de colo-
car a Manhattan a flote sobre pon-
tones y levarla a California, via
el Canal de PanamA, para anclarla
frente a la Costa de Malibi, en
donde se la convertiri en una
atracci6n turistica, tal como se
hizo con el Puente de Londres en
Arizona y el barco Queen Mary,
en Long Beach.
Las ganancias que produzca esta
iniciativa, dijo en tono grave el
interlocutor, serian divididas a par-
tes iguales entire Malibi y Nueva
(Continda en la pdgina 4)

Tres empleados de la Capitania
del Puerto de Crist6bal, donde tra-
bajaban como pasabarcos, fueron
despedidos por haber presentado
reclamos fraudulentos para que se
les pagaran tratamientos m6dicos
que no habian recibido.
Especificamente, la acusaci6n
que se hizo a los tres empleados
fue haber falsificado la firm de
un conocido medico de la ciu-
dad de PanamA. Cuando se con-
front6 a los tires empleados con la
declaraci6n del medico de que se
habia falsificado su firm y que los
recibos habian sido hcchos en
papel difercnte al que utiliza el
facultativo en su clinic, confesa-
ron la comisi6n del delito.
Inmediatamente se inici6 el pro-
ceso para su despido, cosa que se
llev6 a cabo sin dilaci6n.

El anuncio official lo hizo el pre-
sidente del ComitC de Reclamos,
durante la 61tima reunion de la
Directiva de Seguros Colectivos de
la Zona del Canal. Tambi6n anun-
ci6 el president del comite que
se estAi siguiendo la pista a otros
empleados de quienes se sospecha
estAn presentando reclamos fraudu-
El president del Comitti de
Reclamos anadia q(ue el Plan de
Beneficios por Enfermedad de la
Zona del Canal, quce proteje a la
inmensa mavoria de los empleados
del Gobierno de Estados Unidos
en esta Area, es quiz-is el mejor
de todos los planes del Cobicrno
Federal, pero que los empleados
no deben abusar de ('1. TerminO
diciendo que los que lo hacen so
exponen a perder sus trabajos y
hasta a sufrir penas de reclusi6n.

La Compafiia del Canal de Pa-
namii ecstai tratando de comprar
una draga nueva para reemplazar
Ia venerable draga Paraiso, que ya
cumpli6 61 arios.
En el primero de los dos pass
necesarios para conseguir la draga
nueva, se enviaron esta semana so-
licitudes, para propuestas t6cnicas
v especificaciones, a mas de 100
posibles licitantes para que sumi-
nistren una draga de cuchar6n de
15 vardas clibicas de capacidad.
Las propuestas sctin evaluadas
por funcionarios del Canal para
establer propstalecr prp s son
aceptables tal como han sido pre-

Otorga Contrato el Canal

Para un Nuevo Remolcador

Robert Chang extremeo derecho), toma una lectura de la intensidad de la
luz al nivel aproximado de trabajo, mientras Antonio Barrera (de pie,
al centro), hace las anotaciones de rigor. Los observan Hilda Mootoo,
secretaria de la Divisi6n de Electricidad, y Federico Simmons, ayudante

Ayucdantes Estudiantiles

Llevan a Cabo Encuesta

Cuatro ayudantes estudiantiles,
dos en el sector Pacifico y dos en
el AtlAntico, se hallan empefiados
en la ejecuci6n de un important
proyecto, de cuyos resultados po-
drin fijarse guias para la conserva-
ci6n de energia y el consecuente
ahorro de dinero para la empresa
del Canal de PanamA.
La ejecuci6n del proyecto con-
siste en una encuesta para esta-
blecer un panorama general de la
iluminaci6n en todos los edificios
del gobierno y de la compafiia.
Los estudiantes fueron sometidos,
antes de iniciar la encuesta, a
un adiestramiento preliminary por
el Ing. Carlos Chain, de la Divi-
si6n de Electricidad. Este disefi6
un fornulario en el que los estu-
diantes escriben toda la informa-
ci6n necesaria, incluyendo el nd-
mero del edificio, el ninmero de la
oficina, un disefio de los juegos
de limparas de cada oficina y la
lectura en lumenes para cada sitio
de trabajo, tomada al nivel en que

trabajan los empleados. Los j6ve-
nes han tomado con entusiasmo
la encuesta que se les ha enco-
mendado. Suelen viajar en pareja
a realizar su faena. Hasta ahora
una considerable cantidad de edi-
ficios han sido visitados.
La informaci6n recogida en for-
mularios es enviada a las oficinas
principles de la Divisi6n de Elec-
tricidad, en donde serA procesada,
y luego enviada a la Divisi6n de
Ingenieria, Ramo de Electricidad,
para la debida evaluaci6n.
Para los j6venes estudiantes, su
participaci6n en la encuesta, a mis
de pennitirles cooperar con un pro-
yecto de considerable repercusi6n
econ6mica, les ha facilitado cono-
cer extensamente la complejidad
de las labores que se realizan en
las distintas dependencias de la
Compafiia del Canal de Panamai y
el Gobierno de la Zona del Canal.
"Este es uno de los trabajos mas
interesantes que he tenido", afirima
Barrera, quien ha tenido por lo
menos cuatro empleos como ayu-
dante estudiantil. Antonio es hijo
de Efrain Barrera, empleado de la
(Contin6a en la pdgina 4)

La empresa del Canal de Pana-
mAi ha otorgado contrato a la finrma
Thunderbolt Marine Industries, de
Thunderbolt, Georgia, para la
construcci6n de un nuevo remolca-
dor, como parte de su esfuerzo
permanent por mejorar el servi-
cio a las embarcaciones que tran-
sitan por la via acuAtica. Se calcula
que deberaf legar al Istmo a prin-
cipios de 1977.

FSU Dara Curso

Sobre Historia

La Universidad del Estado de
Florida (FSU), sector Pacifico,
ofrecerA un curso sobre Historia
de la Amirica Latina: Periodo Co-
lonial (Historia 345) durante el se-
mestre que comenzara el 28 de
agosto y terminarA el 22 de octu-
bre. El curso es el primero de
tres en que se ha dividido la His-
toria Latinoamericana desde los
tiempos de la colonia hasta nues-
tros dias.
Las matriculas estAn abiertas a
todas las personas interesadas que
cumplan con los requisites esta-
La Historia de la America La-
tina: Periodo Colonial, ofreceri un
panorama de los 3 siglos en que
Espaia y Portugal mantuvieron
colonies en America.
El Istmo de PanamA tendrA un
lugar especial en el curse, por ha-
ber sido sede del primer estable-
cimiento colonial del Continente
Americano y una region muy im-
portante estrat6gica y comercial-
mente para el Imperio Espafiol por
mas de 2 siglos.
El Dr. Oakah L. Jones, Cate-
dritico Adjunto de Historia, dic-
tarA el curso con la participaci6n
de conferenciantes invitados. El
Dr. Jones obtuvo su maestria y el
doctorado en historic en la Uni-
versidad de Oklahoma en 1960 y
1964, respectivamente. Anterior-
mente fue director de Estudios La-
tinoamericanos y estuvo a cargo de
los curses de Historia Latinoame-
ricana en la Academia de la Fuer-
za Area de los EE.'UU.
El catedritico Jones es autor de
varias publicaciones sobre la his-
toria de la America Latina y de
los Limites Fronterizos de la Am6-
rica Espaniola. Es teniente coronel
de la Fuerza Aerea de los Estados
Unidos v actualmente desempefia
el cargo de Jefe de Pro)ectos y
Projgramas de la Academia Intera-
mericana de la Fuerza A6rea.
(Continda en la pdgina 4)

De conformidad con las especi-
ficaciones, el nuevo remolcador de-
bera medir 100 pies de largo por
35 pies de ancho y 20 pies de un
extreme a otro del puntal. Estara
equipado con un sistema de pro-
pulsi6n Schottel en Angulo recto,
con capacidad de impulsar en cual-
quier direcci6n horizontal. TendrA
una capacidad de tiro de bolardo
de 70,000 libras de frente; de
55,000 libras por la proa y de
50,000 libras a babor o a estribor.
El disefio y la construcci6n del
remolcador deberA ajustarse a las
regulaciones del Servicio de Guar-
dacostas y de la Direcci6n de Na-
vegaci6n de Estados Unidos rela-
tivas al servicio de remolcadores,
con especial referencia a operacio-
nes pesadas en los muelles.
La decision de adquirir un re-
molcador con sistema de pTopul-
si6n en cualquier direcci6n hori-
zontal fue adoptada despues de
efectuar profundos studios en
Europa y en los Estados Unidos,
sobre la construcci6n, operaci6n y
mantenimiento de este tipo de em-
Ademas del reinolcador en cons-
trucci6n en Thunderbolt, la em-
presa del Canal de Panama se
propone abrir a licitaci6n propues-
tas para la construcci6n de un re-
molcador similar el 2 de septiem-
bre. Este uiltimo debera ser entre-
gado a fines de 1977.

Se Presentara en

Panama Conjunto

De los EE. UU.
El Quinteto de Jazz Good-
win ofrecera un concerto a
las 8 p.m. del 22 de agosto
en el Sal6n de Actos de la
Caimara de Comercio, Indus-
trias y Agricultura de Pa-
En la actualidad el grupo
se encuentra en una gira por
la Am6rica Latina.
El Quinteto estA encabeza-
do por Dick Goodwin, quien
es professor de mirsica de la
Universidad de Carolina del
Sur. Lo integran, ademas,
Jim Mingus, que toca la gui-
tarra; David Sloan, el bajo;
Jim Halls, los tambores y
Frank Thorton, saxof6n y
flauta. Goodwin toca la trom-
peta y el piano.
Este concerto cubrirfi des-
de misica suave y movida
hasta las manifestaciones mis
modernas del jazz. El edificio
de la Cfimara de Comercio
estai localizado entire la Ave-
nida Cuba v la Calle 34.

sentadas cuailes podrin serlo una
vez sc le introduzean modificacio-
nes menores.
El segundo paso en el procedi-
miento para adquirir la draga nuc-
va sera una solicited formal para
que los fabricantes que ha an pre-
scntado propuestas tcnicas acep-
tables, presenten tambifn propues-
tas sobre precious para la manufac-
tura de la draga.
Las especificaciones sefialan (que
(debel ser una draga de cucharon
que noi tenga autopropulsi6n, ope-
rada por notores diesel elictricos,
con un cicharOn de 15 vardas
c'ilicas de capacidad y capaz de

efectuar operaciones de dragado a
60 pies, o 18.28 metros, por debajo
de la superficie del agua.
El disefio bisico se centrarAi al-
redrdor de una miiquina palcado-
ra complete, montada sobre un
casco de barcaza, cuya cnergia
motriz principal y auxiliar sern su-
ministrada por una plant gene-
radrla de clectricidad, ope)rada por
motors diesel, iiu(' cstari instala-
da a bordo de la barcaza.
La draga tenldr aproximadamen-
tc 150 pics, o 15.72 mcitros de lar-
go, por nm ancho que irAi de los 60
a 73 pies (o 18.28 a 22.25 metros),
(Continia en la pdgina 4)

Son Despedidos Empleados

Que Falsificaron Reclamos

Tendra Gran Capacidad

El Canal Adquirira Moderna Draga


Agosto 8, 1975

_Gene __ la Noticia
I.E iu~.]hiu~wukex Oene &nias

Aire Acondicionado
Viernes y sabado-CERRADO
Domingo y lunes-Together Brothers (PG)
Martes-Cool Breeze y Screaming Target
(SIT) (R)
Mierocles-Report to the Commisioner (PG)
Jueves-Westworld (SIT) (PG)
Viernes y s6bado-CERRADO
Domingo-Man on a Swing (SIT) (PG)
Lunes-Rosebud (G)

Mi6rcoles-Great White Hope y Vanishing
Point (PG)

GUIA DE PELICULAS: (G) Audiencia general
Se permitira la entrada de personas de
todas las edades. (PG) Se sugiere la Guia
de los Padres, pues part de la pelfcula no
sera apta para niios. (R) Restringida. Los
j6venes de menos de 17 aRos no seran admi-
tidos, a no ser que Ileguen acompanados de
uno de los padres o por su guardian legal.
(X) No se admitiri menores de 17 ailos.
(SIT) Pelicula con titulos en espaiol.

Desde el 8 hasta el 14 de Agosto de 1975

Desde el 9 de junio de 1975 se
encuentra trabajando con la Direc-
ci6n de Personal, Vanessa Arcelis
Blasse. Labora aqui bajo el Pro-
grama de Ayudantes Estudiantiles,
el cual, opina, constitute una gran
oportunidad para estudiantes de
la Zona del Canal y la Rep6blica
de Panama para adquirir expe-
riencia y ganar alg6n dinero "pues
los salaries son buenos". Se mani-
fiesta particulamente impresionada
del program. "Su organizaci6n es
excelente", afiade. Su trabajo con-
siste primordialmente en archivar,
escribir a maquina y contestar el
telefono. Vanessa dividi6 sus estu-
dios primaries entire dos escuelas,
San Jose de Malambo y Octavio
Mendez Periera. La secundaria la
hizo en la Escuela Profesional Isa-
bel Herrera Obaldia. Durante sus
4 aiios de secundaria fue miembro
del coro. En septiembre volverA
a Nueva York para reanudar sus
studios en la Universidad Hostos.
Estudia Secretariado Ejecutivo
M6dico. DespuBs de graduarse le
gustaria seguir un postgrado en
alguno de los ramos de la asis-
tencia social. En la actualidad es
vicepresidente del Club de Ejecu-
tivos M6dicos de su universidad.
Tambi6n es miembro muy active
de la Sociedad de Cooperadores
Salesianos de la Iglesia Don Bosco,
que se dedica a ayudar a gente
pobre y a encausar a j6venes que
necesiten consejeria. En este club
se ha destacado ganando una me-
dalla por ser la mAs dinAmica del


A .�

grupo. Los pasatiempos favorites
de Vanessa son, el tenis, la lectura,

g .Xi: l ] " 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 Sesamo
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 NovatosO
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 Deportiva
6:00-Fauna Silvestre
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-La Hora de Cesar
de Le6n
8:30-Doble Tanda
9:30-Santa Misa
10:30-Todo por 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 Acciin
5:30-Speedy Gonzilez"
6:00-Los Superamigos"

7:00-Planeta de los Simios*
8:00-El Hombre Nuclear"
11:00-Super Estreno

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:30-Tras la Noticia
2:00-Plaza S6samo
3:30-La Mujer, el Arte
y el Hogar"
4:00-Pepe Potamiis
4:30-El Pajaro Loco
5:00-La Familia Adams
5:30-El Gran Chaparral *
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Pepper 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-Jerge de la Selva"
4:30-Archie y Sabrina
5:00-Aventura Migica
5:30-El Gran Chaparral "
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Los Jdvenes Vaqueros
8:00-Helic6ptero Uno
8:30-Cine Favoriteo
10:00-Noticias del Siglo
10:05-Ultimas Noticias

10:20-Ultima Tanda

11:30-Programa Cultural
12:00-Sorteo de la Loteria
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Programa del Sitmas
2:00-Plaza Sesamo
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--La Familia Partridge"
5:30-El Gran Chaparral "
6:30-Teved6s 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 S6samo
3:30-La Mujer, el Arte
y el Hogar"
4:00-Linus Corazdn de Le6n
4:30-Roma me da Risa
5:30-El Gran Chaparral "
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-El Mundo Submarine
de Jacques Cousteau"
8:30-Trilogia Policiaca
10:00-Noticias del Siglo
10:05-Ultimas Noticias
16:20-Boxeo de

d3LC]a l &4 " En colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.

11:00-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar*
1:30-Maria Soledad
2:30-Ana del Aire"
3:00-La Ciudad Grita
4:00-Hombres Simios
5:00-Sefiorita Cometa
5:30-Suefio con Jeannie
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
9:00-La Seiorita Elena
10:00-Cuestiin de Minutos
10:15-La Hora Cero

10:00-Camino de la Verdad
10:30-Festival de Cartones
11:30-Dejimoslos Vivir*
1:30-Saiados con Martinez
4:00-Viaje al Fondo
del Mar*
6:00--Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Barnaby Jones*
8:00-Owen Marshall
9:00-Marcus Welby�

8:30-Festival de Cartones
8:45-Aprenda Ingl6s
9:15-La Santa Misa
10:00-Programa Canal 6
10:30-Todo por la Patria"
12:00-Salvese Quien Pueda
12:30-Titanes en el Ring

1:30--Domingo Deportivo*
5:30-Super Tanda
8:00-El FBI en Acci6n*
9:00-Hawai 5-0"
10:15-Gran Teatre

11:00-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar*
12:15- Variedades del Lunes"
1:30-Maria Soledad
2:30-Ana del Aire"
3:00-La Ciudad Grita
4:00-Hombres Simios
5:00-Seiiorita Cometa
5:30-Suefio con Jeannie
600--Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Chespirito *
9:10-La Seiiorita Elena
10:00-Cuestion de Minutos
10:15-Edici6n Especial"

10:50-Programa Educative
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar*
12.15-El Show de los
1:30-Maria Soledad
2:30-Ana del Aire�
3:00-La Ciudad Grita
4:00-Hombres Simios
5:00-Seiiorita Cometa
5:30-Suefio con Jeannie
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Paginas de Oro*

9:00-La Seiiorita Elena
10:00-Cuestion de Minutes
10:15-Cine Colosal

11:00-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar"
12:00-Sorteo del Miercolito
1:30-Maria Soledad
2:30-Ana del Aire"
3:00-La Ciudad Grita
4:00-Hombres Simios
5:00-Seiorita Cometa
5:30-Suefio con Jeannie
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-El Mundo en Guerra
9:00-La Seiiorita Elena
10:00--Cuestin de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal

10:45-Programa Educative
11:15-El Arts de Cocinar�
12:15-La Criada Bien Criada"
1:30-Maria Soledad
2:30-Ana del Aire�
3:00-La Ciudad Grita
4:00-Hombres Simios
5:00-Seiiorita Cometa
5:30-Suelno con Jeannie
6:00--Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Travesuras de
Topo Gigio*
9:00-La Seiiorita Elena
10:00-Cuestion de Minutos
10:15-Gran Cine

A continuaci6n publicamos la
segunda parte de la lista de jubi-
lados de los meses de junio y
julio, remitida por el Ramo de
Servicio a los Empleados de la
Direcci6n de Personal:
Seward P. Cargill, trabajador en aparejos,
Division de Almacenes, sector Atlintico:
35 aios, 2 meses, 2 dias.
Consorcio Catuy, estibador, Divisi6n de Ter-
minales, sector Atlantico: 30 anos, 6
meses, 21 dias.
Marino J. Chalen P., estibador, Divisi6n de
Terminales, sector Atlantico: 23 aios, 4
meses, 26 dias.
Richard G. Condon, despachador de trenes,
Division de Ferrocarril, sector Atlantico:
33 atos, 4 meses, 20 dias.
Alexander N. Duncan, estibador, Divisi6n de
Terminales, sector Atlantico: 26 aoss,
2 moeses, 13 dias.
Sra. Mary B. Egolf, ayudante de servicios
administrativos, Oficina del Director de
Salubridad, sector Pacifico: 24 asos, 6
meses, 1 dia.
Samuel N. English, trabajador en automo-
tores, Divisi6n de Transporte a Motor,
sector Pacifico: 22 atos, 5 meses, 5 dias.
Srta. Micaela Espino, moza de oficios-ser-
vicio de comidas, Hospital Gorgas, sector
Pacifico: 32 anos, 10 meses, 27 dias.
John C. Francis, capataz electricista (alto
voltaje), Divisi6n de Electricidad, sector
Atlantico: 15 atos, 5 meses, 22 dias.
Rudolf A. Gancle, capataz mecanico tornero,
(mantenimiento), Divisi6n de Electricidad,
sector Pacifico: 30 aios, 5 meses, 5 dias.
Clarence W. Granum, operario de locomo-
tora de remolque, Divisidn de Esclusas,
sector Pacifico: 24 anos, 5 meses, 24
Rochelle H. Head, ayudante oficinista (me-
canografia), Divisi6n de Escuelas, sector
Pacifico: 32 afios, 5 meses, 27 dias.
Ladislao Hernandez, ayudante electricista,
Division de Esclusas, sector Atlintico: 34
anos, 6 meses, 28 dias.
Joaquin Hidalgo, M., electricista (alto vol-
taje), Divisi6n de Electricidad, sector
Pacifico: 34 anos, 6 meses, 26 dias.
Kenneth L. Jamieson, conductor de vehiculos
a motor, Divisi6n de Esclusas, sector
Pacifico: 47 afos, 3 meses, 11 dias.
Estehan Jim/nez, aseador, Divisi66n de Ser-
vicios Comunales, sector Pacifico: 30
anos, 7 dias.
Ellen E. Johnson, oficinista mecan6grafa,
Division de Escuelas, sector Pacifico: 31
anfs, 4 meses, 7 dias.
Edwin C. Josephs, capataz estibador, Divi-
sidn de Terminales, sector Atlantico: 30
aifos, 5 meses, 24 dias.
Benedicto G. L6pez, acomodador y fijador
de carga, Divisi6n de Terminales, sector
Atlantico: 28 afios, 2 meses, 5 dias.
Jorge Lugardo obrero, Divisi6n de Servicios
Comunales, sector Pacifi:o: 33 anos, 5
meses, 15 dias.
Sra. Elizabeth L. MacMurray, oficinista,
Ramo de Transporte, Divisi6n de Servicios
Administrativos, sector Pacifico: 19 atios,
9 meses, 12 dias.

Sra. Verena B. Nicholas, oficinista, Divisi6n
de Abastos, sector Atlantico: 34 anios,
5 meses, 2 dias.
Anthony Nita, capataz mecinico tornero,
Division de Esclusas, sector Pacifico: 26
Juan Padilla, obrero, Divisidn de Servicios
Comunales, sector Atlintico: 31 aios,
1 mes, 6 dias.
Henry McD. Powlett, lubricador, Divisi6n de
Esclusas, sector Atlantico: 37 alos, 4
meses, 22 dias.

Gordon C. Reif, subjefi proyectista' y
calculador, Divisi6n Industrial sector
Atlantico: 30 anos, 11 meses, 19 dias.
Edward Sealey F., oficinista de clinica-
recepcionista, Hospital Gorgas, sector
Paciifico: 35 aios, 1 mes, 14 dias.
Isidoro J. Senclier, acomodador y fijador de
carga, Divisi6n de Terminales, sector
Atlintico: 27 aios, 6 meses, 24 dias.
Arthur L. Shanyfelt, operario de locomotora
de remolque, Divisi6n de Esclusas, sector
(Continia en la pdgina 4)

Cancer en los Senos

jPor qu6 es tan important el auto examcn del pecho?, se
preguntan no pocas nmueres.
El mas antiguo, el mas conocido y probablemente el rns
efectivo mntodo para una detecci6n temprana del cancer es el
auto examen de los senos.
El m6todo es muv sencillo de aprender. Tambien es el mis
barato (no cuesta nada) y el que esta mas a la mano. Mejora la
utilidad de este metodo con la experiencia. Y puede ser em-
pleado con buenos resultados a cualquier edad y en cual-
quier . . . bueno, en casi cualquier lugar.
Muchas inujeres, no obstante, nunca han tenido la inclina-
ci6n o el valor de examinarse los senos. Aparentemente sufren
preocupaciones por las irregularidades y variaciones en la con-
sistencia de estos.
Algunas mujeres han expresado que tales examenes han pro-
ducido ansiedad por sospechar que sufren de tumores.
La mujer debe saber que los senos no son cuerpos de con-
sistencia gelatinosa, pero que tienen en su interior, y deben
tenerlos, n6dulos o abultamientos que podrian confundirse con
tumors pequeinos. Despues de un examen professional complete,
deben convencerse de que sus senos son normales con todas
las irregularidades propias de estos.
Los senos de una mujer son diferentes a los senos de todas
las demis mujeres. Cada seno varia en consistencia de afio en
afno, y a menudo en un mismo mes. Es cierto que los dedos
"inteligentes" de una mujer conocen perfectamente bien la
estructura de sus propios senos y detectan rapidamente cual-
quier cambio, por leave que este sea.

Spillway del Canal de Panama




ce la Zona del Canal de Informaci6n
El SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA es una publicaci6n official del Canal
de Panama, editada en Balboa Heights, Z. del C. Se autoriza la repro-
ducci6n 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 Panama a mas tardar el lunes a las 4 p.m. de la semana de publica-
ci6n. Solamente el material urgente puede ser recibido y procesado para
ser usado la misma semana a mas tardar el martes al mediodia. Distri-
buci6n gratis a todos los empleados del Canal de Panama. Valor de la
subscripci6n para otros, $6 al ano. Por correo adreo $19. Para estudian-
tes, $4, correo regular solamente. Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos
a The Panama Canal Company y dirigidos a: Jefe de Servicios Admi-
nistrativos, Subscripciones del SPILLWAY, Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

Pagina 2

escuchar miusica clasica, el baile e
ir al cine.

Lista de Jubilados de Junio-Julio

Agosto 8, 1975

Pigina 3


Llegaron Hoy


Del Ecuador
Un grupo de exploradores ecua-
torianos lleg6 hoy a la Zona del
Canal en visit de 5 dias, durante
los cuales desarrollara un extenso
program con la participaci6n de
tropas locales de exploradores. El
grupo ha sido invitado por el Vi-
cegobernador Richard L. Hunt,
president del Capitulo de la Zona
del Canal de los Exploradores de
Am6rica, y Raymond George, Co-
misionado Escultista del Consejo
International Scout.
Los 24 integrantes del Grupo
Scout 6 "Absal6n Guevara", de
Quito, y los 4 adults que los
acompafian, se alojarAn en residen-
cias de exploradores locales du-
rante su estadia en el Istmo.
Los planes para invitar a j6ve-
nes escultistas ecuatorianos, que
van desde los 11 hasta los 15 afios
de edad, comenzaron el afio pasa-
do, cuando el Mayor Virgil N.
Kovalinko, de la Fuerza Aerea de
los Estados Unidos, quien preside
la Division de Exploradores del
Consejo de los Exploradores de
America en la Zona del Canal, y
otros 6 adults acompafiaron a 27
exploradores y dirigentes escultis-
tas a Ecuador, a bordo de un bar-
co de la Marina de los EE. UU.
El anfitri6n y guia del viaje fue
el Reverendo Walter R. Crespo,
joven pastor de la Iglesia Episco-
pal, quien fund y dirige al Gru-
po 6.
Los visitantes del Istmo perma-
necieron 3 dias recorriendo Gua-
yaquil, Salinas y Manta, esta filti-
ma una poblaci6n pesquera abajo
del Ecuador. El grupo fue objeto
de toda clase de atenciones en
Manta, comunidad visitada por
muy pocas personas de fuera, y
pudo observer una exhibici6n de
antiguas danzas indigenas.
Mientras permanezca en la Zona
del Canal, el grupo de j6venes es-
cultistas ecuatorianos visitarA el
Canal de PanamA y harA giras a
ambos sectors del Istmo.
La principal actividad se desa-
rrollara el miercoles por la noche,
cuando se efectre una fogata en
honor de los visitantes en la Base
Naval de Rodman.
Miembros de tropas locales ofre-
ceran algunos ndmeros de entre-
tenimiento y luego los visitantes
de Ecuador recibiran regalos y re-
cuerdos, incluyendo parches con
el simbolo de las agrupaciones de
exploradores del Istmo, asi como
medallas doradas con la inscrip-
ci6n del emblema de los explora-
dores "On my honor I will do my
Los visitantes abandonarfn el
Istmo el jueves en la mafiana con
destiny a San Jos6, Costa Rica,
pr6xima etapa de su gira de 2 se-
manas por Am6rica Central y
Todos los exploradores del Ist-
mo y sus familiares estAn invita-
dos a asistir a la fogata que tendra
lugar en Rodman, exactamente
frente al gimnasio de esa base


8-13 de Agosto-Exposici6n del
Arte Cuna en la Galeria del
Departamento de Expresiones
Artisticas de la Universidad de
PanamA (DEXA).
15 de Agosto-Observaci6n del Ani-
versario de Fundaci6n de la ciu-
dad de PanamA. La municipali-
dad organize una series de even-
tos, incluyendo una sesi6n solem-
ne, un almuerzo con la prensa
y un gran program folkl6rico
en las ruinas de PanamA la Vieja.
Ese dia, en 1519, el Goberna-
dor de Castilla del Oro don
Pedrarias Davila fund la ciu-
dad cerca de un caserio indio
que so Ilamaba Panama.

.- - r

Cleveland Johnson (a la izquierda), una de las personas mAs conocidas
en el Edificio de Administraci6n del Canal de PanamA, donde sirvi6 por
muchos aiios como jefe de aseo, recibe de manos de Richard K. Erbe,
Director de Abastos y Servicios Comunales, su certificado de jubilaci6n,
despues de 37 afios de servicios al Canal. Johnson, recibi6 ademAs un
certificado de reconocimiento por sus magnificos servicios de parte de la
Oficina de Informaci6n del Canal, que le fue entregado por el jefe de
esa oficina Frank A. Baldwin. Johnson recibi6 ademAs un regal que le
hicieron muchas personas que trabajan en el gran edificio y a quienes
sirvi6 Johnson con su amabilidad caracteristica.

La Escuela Nal. de Danzas

Ofrecera Noche de Ballet

La Compafiia de Ballet de la
Escuela Nacional de Danzas, en la
que participan various dependien-
tes de empleados del Canal de
PanamA presentarA dos funciones
de gran categoria, los dias 15 y 16
del present mes de agosto.
La direcci6n general estara a
cargo del Profesor Gregorio Tara-
sov, mientras que la coreografia
se repartirA entire el mismo Tara-
sov, la gran Ana Ludmila, M. Pe-
tipa, Ivanov y Gorski.
La primera parte consistira en
el ballet "Paquita", con misica de
L. Minkus y coreografia de M. Pe-
tipa. La parte central estari a car-
go de Joyce Vives y Sergei Tere-
chenko. La I variaci6n, la bailarA
Raisa Guti6rrez; la II, estarA a
cargo de Hayde6 M6ndez; la III
variaci6n serA interpretada por Mi-
riam Cedefio y la IV, la bailara
Ginela VAsquez.
Despues del intermedio, el pri-
mer numero sera "Caperucita y el
Lobo", con misica de Tchaikovs-
ki y coreografia de G. Tarasov.
Bailarin Maria Luisa Caries, Lelis
Reyes y Osvaldo Rivas.
El segundo n6mero serA "Ro-
mance" con misica de Glazonov
y coreografia de Ana Ludmila.
BailarAn Teresa Mann y Julio
"Vals Deportivo" de Donayevs-
ki con coreografia de Tarasov serA

el tercer nfmero, interpretado por
Natalia y Sergei Terechenko.
A continuaci6n se presentarA el
ballet "Fauno y las Ninfas", con
musica de Gounod y coreografia
de Tarasov. BailarAn Joyce Vives,
Miriam Cedefio, Mabel Halphen
y Osvaldo Rivas.
Luego se presentarA el ballet
"Los Cisnitos", con muisica de P. I.
Tchaikovski y coreografia de Iva-
nov. BailarAn Rossana y Maribel
Ruo, Elizabeth Jimenez, Lelis Re-
yes y Maria Luisa Carles.
A continuaci6n se ofrecera "El
Cisne Negro", un Pas de Deux del
II Acto del Lago de los Cisnes,
con mfsica de Petipa y coreogra-
fia de Gorki. BailarAn Raisa Gutie-
rrez y Alejandro Lugo.
Para poner broche de oro al
program se ha escogido el inmor-
tal "Vals de las Flores" de Tchai-
kovsky, con coreografia de Tara-
sov. Los bailarines principles son:
Natalia Terechenko, Miriam Ce-
deio, Mabel Halphen, Sergei Te-
rechenko y Julio Ara6z. El cuer-
po de baile estara integrado por
Lelis Reyes, Maria Luisa Caries,
Nury Garrido, Zuleika Cedefio,
Angelina GonzAlez, Noris Nieto,
Virginia Jackson, Diana Chen, Ana
Simpson, Elizabeth Jimenez, Ro-
ssana y Maribel Ruffo.
El tel6n subirA exactamente a
las 8 p.m. en las dos fechas indi-
cadas arriba.

El modern furgonero Sea-Land "McLean" transit
por el Corte Gaillard y se encuentra con la lancha
"Las Cruces" del Canal de PanamA. El tamafio de

Procedimientos Sobre

Reclamos del
La Direcci6n de Personal exhor-
ta a los empleados a prestar mu-
cha atenci6n a los procedimientos
que ha establecido la Comisi6n de
Servicio Civil de Estados Unidos
para resolver disputes por recla-
mos de beneficios de salubridad.
Como media para ahorrar en
los costs la Direcci6n de Perso-
nal public esta informaci6n en el
SPILLWAY, en vez de enviarle una
carta individual a cada empleado.
La Comisi6n de Servicio Civil
anuncio nuevos procedimientos pa-
ra resolver las disputes por recla-
mos entire los empleados y sus pla-
nes de beneficios por salubridad
(o por la porci6n de un reclamo),
si son negados dichos beneficios.
Si usted se halla amparado den-
tro del Programa de Beneficios por
Salubridad para Empleados Fede-
rales y consider que un reclamo
(o porci6n de un reclamo) por be-
neficios de salubridad fue dene-
gado incorrectamente, de acuerdo
con los terminos de las provisio-
nes de beneficio que aparecen en
el folleto de beneficios de salubri-
dad de su plan, el plan a que us-
ted pertenece reconsiderara su re-
clamo si usted lo solicita por escri-
to. Su solicitud debera ser hecha
dentro de un afio y debe dejar en
claro el por que usted cree que el
reclamo debi6 ser aceptado de
acuerdo con los t6rminos estable-
cidos en el folleto de beneficios
por salubridad de su plan. Des-
pu6s de recibir su solicitud, su
plan deberi contestarle dentro de
los pr6ximos 30 dias. PodrA: (a) or-
denar el beneficio que usted re-
clam6; (b) solicitar informaci6n
adicional para poder hacer su de-
cisi6n sobre la reconsideraci6n; o
(c) negar nuevamente el beneficio
que se reclama. Si el plan solicita
informaci6n adicional, deberA iden-
tificar la informaci6n especifica que
solicita y decirle a usted por qu6
se necesita. Si used no suministra
la informaci6n requerida dentro
de los pr6ximos 60 dias, el plan

Avnzan Preparativos

Para Excursi6n
Los pasabarcos de las Esclusas
de Gatin, que forman el Club Pa-
natica, estan adelantando todos los
preparatives para su gran excur-
si6n a Costa Rica, que saldra el
7 de octubre y regresara el 15 del
mismo mes.
Leonard Dobson, dice que ya se
ha inscrito gran cantidad de em-
pleados y residents de PanamA y
Col6n, por lo que es indispensa-
ble que los interesados lo hagan
pronto, pues el cupo es limitado.
Los que deseen participar deben
llamar a Dobson al telefono 47-
9013, para mayor infornaci6n.

la lancha y de los remolcadores que se encuentran
ayudando al gigantesco furgonero, dan una idea de
su tremendo tamano.

basari su decision en la informa-
ci6n que tenga a mano. Si el plan
niega nuevamente el beneficio que
usted reclam6, debera explicar en
detalle por qus su reclamo fue de-
negado y notificarle que tiene 90
dias para solicitar a la Comisi6n
que haga una revision, en caso de
que usted todavia consider que
la denegaci6n fue incorrect. Us-
ted tambien puede solicitar a la
Comisi6n que revise un reclamo
denegado, si su plan no contest a
su solicited escrita para una re-
consideraci6n, dentro de los 30
dias de haber recibido su solicitud.
Si, despu6s de la decision final
adoptada por su plan, usted soli-
cita a la Comisi6n que revise un
reclamo denegado por la compa-
fiia aseguradora de su plan, su so-
licitud debe establecer por qu6 us-
ted cree que su reclamo debi6 ser
pagado. Las revisiones que hace la
Comisi6n se basan en el contrato
que tiene firmado con la compa-
fiia aseguradora de los beneficios
de salubridad. Puesto que el folle-
to de sus beneficios de salubridad
constitute la descripci6n de los be-
neficios de su plan, es stil hacer
referencia a dicho folleto -en toda
correspondencia que tenga que ver
con los reclamos denegados. Tam-
bien acelerarA el process de revi-
si6n si used include copies de su
formulario de reclamo complete,
las cuentas y recibos que tienen
relaci6n con su reclamo, la des-
cripci6n de los servicios- medicos
por los cuales se hizo el reclamo,
la correspondencia que sostuvo con
su plan y cualquier otra informa-
ci6n que usted pueda tener rela-
cionada con el beneficio que re-
clama. Si usted no tiene copias de
dicho material, puede enviar los
documents originales, pues la Co-
misi6n los copiara y se los regre-
sari. Si es necesario, la Comisi6n
podra solicitar infornaci6n adicio-
nal, de parte de usted o de quie-
nes est6n relacionados con su re-
clamo. Sin embargo, no se solici-
tarA ninguna informaci6n sin su
consentimiento por escrito. La co-
misi6n lo notificara a usted y a su
plan sobre los resultados de su
revision, dentro de los 30 dias
siguientes al recibo de toda la in-
formaci6n que pueda haber solici-
tado en relaci6n con la revision
del reclamo.
El process de revision descrito
anteriormente se aplica a todos los
reclamos hechos por servicios de
salubridad a partir del 19 de ene-
ro de 1975. La direcci6n para so-
licitar una revision por parte de
la Comisi6n es la siguiente:
Bureau of Retirement, In-
surance, and Occupational
U.S. Civil Service Commission
Washington, D.C. 20415
Attn.: Legislative and Policy

Darin Curso a

Aspirantes a

En el Centro de Adiestramiento
del Canal de PanamA, en Balboa,
se iniciara el 8 de septiembre un
curso de 11 semanas de duraci6n
sobre teoria y c6digo de radioafi-
Las classes tendrAn lugar de 4:30
a 5:30 p.m. todos los lunes, mi-r-
coles y jueves entire el 8 de sep-
tiembre y el 20 de noviembre.
El curso preparar. a los parti-
cipantes para presentar el examen
que se ofrecera a los aspirantes a
obtener licencia de radioaficiona-
dos el 22 de noviembre en el Ccn-
tro de Adiestramiento.
El curso es gratis, pero los par-
ticipantes deber'in pagar entire $5
v $10 por los textos.
Las personas interesadas en asis-
tir al curso deberan comunicarse
con Ted IIerrman, tel6fono 56-
6653 despuIs de las 5 p.m.
Ninguna persona serA admitida
despu6s del 8 de septiembre.

E I,


Agosto 8, 1975

Jubilados de Junio-Julo .

Antonio Barrera (al centro), explica al Ing. Carlos Cham algunas de las
lectures logradas en la encuesta sobre la intensidad de iluminaci6n en
distintas dependencias del Canal de Panama. Los resultados de la en-
cuesta que realize Barrera junto con Robert Chang (izquierda), son remi-
tidos a las oficinas principles de la Divisi6n de Ingenieria Electrica.

Ayudantes Estudiantiles . . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)

Division de Suministro de Com-
bustible Maritimo, y la Sra. Do-
reen de Barrera.
Chang, por su parte, esta en su
campo pues estudia ingenieria elec-
trica. Por afiadidura, su padre
Dennis Chang es tecnico electr6-
nico. Su madre Helena de Chang
trabaja en la Oficina del Personal
Civil en Albrook.

TambiCn trabajan en el proyec-
to las sefioritas Vicky May y De-
borah Carey. Vicky es hija de Vic-
tor May, empleado de la Division
de Operaciones de Trinsito, y la
Sra. June de May, quien trabaja
para la Cooperativa de Cr6dito de
Margarita. Deborah es hija de
Howard Carey, jubilado del Canal,
y Sra. Thelma de Carey.


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

Alguacil NM-71� (Bilingie)____ --- ---$10,212.80
Archivero(a) NM-4/5 --.----------- .$7,592.00/$8,500.00
Ayudante de Normas de Administraciin NM-7 .--- --$10,212.80
Ayudante de Proyectos de Urbanizacidn NM-5/6 (Conocimientos
del Ingles) ----- -------- $8,299.20/$9,193.60
Controlador de Plagas MG-4 -------$2.07
Enfermera Clinica NM-7 (Intermitente) ___________ $5.07
Enfermera Clinica NM-5/7 (Trabajo de turn) $8,819.10/$10,545.60
Enfermera Clinica/Enfermera de Salud Piblica NM-7
(Intermitente) ----------$5.07
Guardia NM-4 - ---------$7,446.40
Guardia NM-3 (Tiempo parcial que no exceda 30 horas)
(Personal femenino) ___ ___ -----$2.34
Mecanico de Equipo MG- 10 -------_--$5.48
Mecinico Tornero-Niutico MG-10 --- ----- $5.48
Mensajero (Operario de Vehiculo a Motor) NM-2� (Se require
licencia para conducir) ---------- $4,284.80
Mozo de Oficio, Sala de Hospital MG-2* (Trabajo de turno)___$2.01
Oficinista-Mecan6grafo(a) NM-41 (Intermitente) --- $3.58
Operario de Tractor MG-5 _ -------$2.20
Pintor MG-9 (Se require tener experiencia de vidriero)_ $3.97
Policia Raso PL-1 --------$11,232.00
Soldador MG-10 (Conocimientos del Inglis) -- -$5.48
Supervisor de Guardias NM-6 ------$9,193.60
Tccnico(a) Mddico(a) en Radiologia-Diagn6stico NM-7 (Personal
femenino) (Debe estar disponible cuando se le
necesite) _________----------$10,212.80
Tecnico(a) Mddico(a) en Radiologia-Diagndstico NM-5/6 (Personal
femenino) (Debe estar disponible cuando se le
necesite) ________---- - __ _______----- $9.193.60

Guardia NM-4 (Que no exceda Junio de 1976) _-
Botero MG-5 (Debe saber nadar) (Que no exceda 1 afio)

o Si-
Divitridn tio
Juzgado A
Serv. Adminst. P
Policia P

Serv. Com. A
Sanidad P
Gorgas P
Salubridad A-P

Sal. POblica A
Protec. del C. A

Policia A
Industrial A
Industrial A

Serv. Com. P
Gorgas P
Ingenieria P
Mantenimiento P
Mantenimiento P
Policia A
Dragado P
Protec. del C. A-P



$7,446.40 Policia
__$2.15 Dragado

Oficinista-Esten6grafo(a) NM-51 (Que no exceda el 31 de Enero
de 1976) ______ __________ ------- --$8,299.20















Pacifico: 36 aios, 7 meses, 22 dias
Cirilo Timana, ayudante mecanico tornero,
Division de Esclusas, sector Atlintico: 35
anos, 1 mes, 13 dias.
Humberto Tous H., estibador, Divisi6n de
Terminales, sector Atlantico: 30 aiios, 3
meses, 2 dias.
Victor Valdds H., obrero, Divisi6n de Servi-
cios Comunales, sector Pacifico: 32 anos,
5 meses, 16 dias.
Reynold Yearwood, ayudante electricista,
Division de Esclusas, sector Pacifico: 32
aios, 10 meses, 14 dfas.
Joseph I. Zambito, mecanico tornero, Divi-
si6n de Esclusas, sector Pacifico: 22
aios, 5 meses, 8 dias.
Srta. Ernestina Acosta, obrera, Divisidn de
Abastos, sector Atlantico: 5 aios, 7 me-
ses, 25 dias.
Sra. Lucinda M. Alleyne, encargada de di-
nero en efectivo, Divisi6n de Abastos,
sector Atlantico: 34 anos, 4 mess, 18
Cecil T. Austin, ayudante soldador, Divisi6n
de Esclusas, sector Atlintico: 30 aios,
5 meses, 27 dias.
Jorge A. Colunje, obrero, Divisi6n de Ser-
vicios Comunales, sector Pacifico: 20
aios, 6 meses, 3 dias.
Robert H. Crane, mecanico inspector de as-
censores y grias, sector Atlintico: 24
aios, 9 mess, 26 dias.
Norman M. Currier, prictico, Divisi6n de
Operaciones de Transitos, sector Atlinti-
co: 33 alios, 8 meses, 25 dias.
Herbert B. Owyer, capataz mozo de oficio-
servicio de comidas, Hospital Gorgas, sec-
tor Pacifico: 33 aios, 4 meses, 8 dias.
Harry C. Egolf, Gerente de Programas-
Subdirector de la Direccidn de Abastos y
Servicios Comunales, Oficina del Director,
sector Pacifico: 42 anios.
Allan A. Faulkner, capataz aseador, Divi-
si6n de Servicios Comunales, sector Pa-
cifico: 45 afios, 3 meses, 13 dias.
Carlos A. Gimez, marinero, Divisi6n de Dra-
gados, sector Pacifico: 29 anos, 9 mess,
6 dias.
Pascual Gindola C., pasacables, Divisi6n de
Esclusas, sector Atlentico: 18 aios, 6
meses, 24 dias.
Cleveland A. Johnson, capataz aseador, Di-
visi6n de Servicios Comunales, sector Pa-
cifico: 37 aMos, 11 dias.
Srta. Evelina Jones, cajera, almac6n de ven-
tas, Divisi6n de Abastos, sector Atlin-
tico: 33 aios, 7 meses, 2 dias.
Catalino Ldpez, electricista (alto voltaje),
Division de Electricidad, sector Pacifico:
34 anos, 9 meses, 2 dias.
John J. McConaghy, especialista supervisor
de inspeccidn de calidad, Divisi6n de
Almacenes, sector Pacifico: 41 afios, 25

FSU Dara Curso . .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
Los interesados podrAn tramitar
sus matriculas en las oficinas de
la Universidad del Estado de Flo-
rida, Edificio 808, Cuartel de la
Fuerza Aerea en Albrook, 6nica-
mente los dias martes 26 y miCr-
coles 27 de agosto. Tambidn po-
drAn Ilamar para mayor informa-
ci6n a los telefonos 86-2438 y
86-5270 de la Universidad del
Estado de Florida.

(Viene de la pdgina 2)
Wilford B. McQueen, capataz carnicero, Di-
visi6n de Abastos, sector Pacifico: 34
anos, 6 meses, 14 dias.
Martin M. Mendoza, mozo de oficio de alma-
cen, Divisi6n de Abastos, sector Pacifico:
32 acos, 8 meses, 18 dias.
Luis R. Murillo C., trabajador de hormig6n,
Division de Esclusas, sector Atlontico:
30 ados, 2 meses, 9 dias.
Sabino Pinilla, estibador, Divisi6n de Ter-
minales, sector Atlintico: 24 alos, 3 me-
ses, 9 dias.
Harvey G. Rhyne, jefe official probatorio,
Unidad de Sentencias Probatorias y Li-
bertad Bajo Palabra, sector Pacifico: 39
aios, 2 meses, 23 dias.
Fulgencio Salazar M., obrero, Divisi6n de

(Basindose sobre total de Servicio Civil)
40 Afos
Archibald W. Lecky
Ayudante-Tarifas de Flete
Herman C. Graham
Oficinista de Carga
Herbert St. Louis
Joseph Granger
Leslie A. Hurdle
Thomas J. Pimento
Capataz Mecinico Tornero

Una Curiosa .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
York, aliviAndose asi la precaria
situaci6n econ6mica de la Babel
de Hierro. La division de las ga-
nancias, advirti6 este, se haria una
vez 61 recibiera su parte, indi-
cando que bien podria incluir una
participaci6n para Baldwin.
Inmediatamente el personaje
lanz6 al aire otra "genial" idea.
Expuso entonces la posibilidad de
cortar Manhattan en franjas de
1,000 pies de largo y pasarlas en
esa forma por la via acuatica.
Pero finalmente desisti6 en la con-
vicci6n de que el limited de 110
pies de ancho que imponian las
esclusas era demasiado pequefio.
Baldwin interrumpi6 al caballe-
ro, para advertirle que quizas la
lnica alternative era llevar a Man-
hattan por el Cabo de Hornos.
Pero al insistir el personaje en bus-
car una formula para pasar Man-
hattan por el Canal, Baldwin le
pidi6 que presentara su proposi-
ci6n por escrito a fin de "permi-
tir a los ingenieros que la revisen".
El Director de Ingenieria y
Construcci6n del Canal, John J.
Plunkett, ha sido advertido sobre
la original ocurrencia.

Abastos, sector Atlantico: 14 anos, 7 me-
ses, 6 dias.
Joseph Silverman, supervisor farmaceutico,
Hospital Gorgas, sector Pacifico: 19 aeos,
9 meses, 16 dias.
Alejandro Solanilla, mozo de oficio-servi-
cio de comida, Hospital Gorgas, sector
Pacifico: 31 aiios, 9 meses, 6 dias.
David Tait, encargado de mantenimiento,
Division de Mantenimiento, sector Atln-
tico: 35 aios, 11 meses, 18 dias.
Srta. Sergia Tuiin, mozo de oficio-servi-
cio de comidas, Divisi6n de Abastos, sec-
tor Pacifico: 31 aios, 10 meses, 28 dias.
Anastacio Villaverde, estibador, Divisi6n de
Terminales, sector Atlintico: 30 abos, 1
mes, 13 dias.
Juan M. Vinuez, tecnico medico, Hospital
Gorgas, sector Pacifico: 30 aios, 5 me-
ses, 29 dias.
Lawrence C. Waithe, operator de montacar-
ga, Divisi6n de Abastos, sector Atlentico:
40 afios, 1 mes, 29 dias.
Florentino Waytoti, obrero, Divisi6n de Abas-
tos, sector Atlsntico: 33 aios, 11 me-
ses, 4 dias.
Alfred G. Williams, lubricador. Division de
Puertos, sector Atlantico: 33 a~os, 10
meses, 17 dias.

Tendra Gran .
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
con un calado de 16 pies, o 4.87
metros, y una capacidad de levan-
tamiento de 250,000 libras.
Cuando la draga nueva so reci-
ba, dentro de alrededor de 2 anios,
servirA como la principal draga de
cuchar6n de la Compaiia del Ca-
nal de PanamA y reemplazari a la
obsolcta Paraiso, que tiene un cu-
char6n de 13 yards c6bicas y quc
ha estado fuera de servicio durante
los iltimos 3 afios.
La draga de cuchar6n Cascadas
sera entonces convertida en draga
de relevo para casos de emergen-
La Paraiso ha desempefiado
siempre un papel important en
las principals actividades de dra-
gado, desde los dias en que co-
menz6 a operar el Canal y-duran-
te la anpliaci6n del Corte Cail-
lard. A mediados de la decada del
50, fue prestada al Cuerpo de In-
genieros del Ej6rcito de los Esta-
dos Unidos, para que fuera utili-
zada en la construcci6n del Canal
del Rio San Lorenzo.
Las piezas de repuesto para la
draga Cascadas ya no se manufac-
turan, de manera que a la Paraiso
se le desmontarAn todas las parties,
con el fin de poder utilizarlas des-
pu s para powder reparar la draga
Cascadas. Despu6s que la vieja
draga sea desarmada, el casco sera
vendido conmo hicrro viejo.
Como punto final del desman-
telamiento de la draga Paraiso, la
placa de bronce, done aparece la
identificaciin de los constructors,
serA donada al Museo de la Zona
del Canal.

La solicited debe ser sometida en el Formulario 443, SOLICITUD PARA TRASLADO, a mis
tardar siete (7) dias calendarios de la fecha de esta publicacidn. Si hace solicited para mas
de una posici6n, indique el orden de preferencia. Debera someterse una solicited separada
para cada categoria de empleo. Se indican los anuncios nuevos en letras negritas. Los salaries
indicados seran 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 e indica que es una posicidn de seguridad donde puede emplearse
solamente ciudadanos estadounidenses. Los requisitos 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, telifonos 52-7996, 52-7501, 52-3583 6 43-1288. No
deben comunicarse directamente con los Tuncionarios de empleo.
* Sujeto a reclasificaci6n a Trabajador en Adiestramiento NM-I/MG-1. Los empleados que
esten en el program de trabajadores en adiestramiento pueden solicitar cambios dentro del
�� POSICION OBLIGADA-Un empleado permanent de la Compavia del Canal de Panama-
Gobierno de la Zona del Canal seleccionado para esta posicidn no pierde su puesto. Su posicidn
actual, la cual esta siempre sujeta a reevaluacidn o abolicidn sera reservada hasta su regreso
despues de haber completado su trabajo con la Divisidn.

James T. Bird, Gerente General de la Divisi6n de
Terminales, (segundo de la derecha), aparece en la
foto en union de tres empleados de su division que
han recibido premios de estimulo por sugerencias.
Los empleados distinguidos han hecho diferentes

sugerencias que han sido aceeptadas como beneficiosas
para la operaci6n de la empresa del Canal. Cada uno
de los empleados recibi6 un certificado y un premio
en efectivo por $25. De izquierda a derecha aparecen:
Leif Irion, Rudolf Domally, Bird y Basil Coke.

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