The Panama Canal spillway =

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The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Portion of title:
Parallel title:
Canal de Panamá Spillway
Issues for also have Spanish title:
Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
United States
Place of Publication:
Balboa Hights, C.Z
Panama Canal
Creation Date:
February 13, 1976
Publication Date:
Biweekly[Jan. 6, 1984-1999]
Weekly[ FORMER <June 1966>-Dec. 23, 1983]
Physical Description:
37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.


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


Text in English and Spanish; Spanish text inverted.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1, no. 33 (Feb. 1, 1963)-Vol. 37, no. 26 (Dec. 30, 1999).
Issuing Body:
Issued by: Government of the Canal Zone <June 24, 1966-June 13 1969>; by the Panama Canal Company, <Aug. 13, 1976>-Sept. 14, 1979; by the Panama Canal Commission, Sept. 20, 1979-Dec. 1999.
General Note:
"Official Panama Canal publication."
General Note:
Imprint varies: Balboa Hights, <1966-1978>; Miami, Fla., <1979-1982>; Balboa Heights, Pan. <1983>-1999.
General Note:
Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 1 (June 24, 1966); title from caption.
General Note:
Vols. for 1994-1995 distributed to depository libraries in microfiche.
General Note:
Special "80th anniversary supplement" issue published on Aug. 12, 1994.
General Note:
Special ed. for 65th anniversary of the Panama Canal issued at end of Oct. 1979, is also a joint issue with: The News: authorized unofficial publication of the U.S. Armed Forces, Quarry Heights, Panama, and includes the text of the Panama Canal Act.

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Vol. XIV, No. 30

Friday, February 13, 1976

Health Director To End

Long Militar,

Col. Bedford H. Berrey, Health
Director since August 1973, will
retire the end of this month to
close out a 25-year military career.
During his 2/Vz years with the
Panama Canal organization, Dr.
Berrey has managed a bureau
budget of $27 million and a work
force of approximately 1,560 em-
ployees located in a health care
system of four hospitals and four
public health divisions on both
sides of the Isthmus.
Calling on the expertise acquired
in many medical and administra-
tive military assignments, he ini-
tiated positive action programs in
the Health Bureau which resulted
in budgetary reductions and ab-
sorptions in excess of $1 million,
while continuing to meet the many
challenges of providing innova-
tive, comprehensive, and integrated
health services to the civilian and
military population of the Canal
Zone. Also, he was responsible
for many significant improvements
in employee-management relations
throughout the bureau.
A native of Carrollton, Mo.,
Dr. Berrey is a graduate of the
University of Missouri in Colum-
bia and received his medical de-
gree from the University of
Colorado in Denver. He took his
residency in pediatrics at the
Children's Hospital in Denver and
was a fellow in pediatrics at
Tulane University in New Orleans.
He is certified as a member of
the American Board of Pediatrics.
Dr. Berrey's military service in-
cludes assignments as Deputy Chief
Surgeon, Hq., U.S. Army Pacific,
Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Assistant
Army Attach6 in India; and Direc-
tor for Personnel, Office of the
Assistant Secretary of Defense

IRS Assistor

To Give Help

On Tax Matters
An Internal Revenue Service tax
assistor will be in the Canal Zone
from February 27 to March 5 to
help residents on both sides of the
Isthmus prepare income tax returns
for 1975.
Mrs. Mary Walker will be on
the Atlantic side on February 27
and March 1. She will provide
walk-in counter service from 9 a.m.
to 6 p.m. on both days in Room
20 of the Coco Solo Elementary
Two seminars and walk-in coun-
ter service are scheduled on the
Pacific side.
The seminars will be held at
the Panama Canal Training Center
at 1 p.m., March 3, and 7 p.m.,
March 4.
Walk-in counter service will be
available in Room 209, Civil
Affairs Building, on March 3, 4
and 5. The hours are: March 3,
9 a.m. to 12 noon and 3 p.m. to
6 p.m.; March 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
and March 5, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The seminars are designed for
U.S. citizens who are actively em-
ployed by the U.S. Government or
in private business. They consist
of a discussion period after which
tax returns can be prepared with
Mrs. Walker's guidance.

y Career

, ,

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Dr. Bedford H. Berrey

(Health and Environment), Wash-
ington, D.C.
He is a graduate of the U.S.
Army Command and General Staff
School and received a masters
degree in International Relations
from the American University,
Washington, D.C.
During his tour of duty on the
Isthmus, Dr. Berrey has served as
Chairman of the Cancer Commit-
tee's Executive Committee and
Canal Zone College Advisory Coun-
cil; as a member of the Board of
Directors of the Canal Zone Chap-
ter of the American Red Cross and
Gorgas Memorial Institute of Tro-
pical and Preventive Medicine,
Inc. He also is a member of the
Medical Association of the Isth-
mian Canal Zone Scholarship
Committee; Drug Abuse Board;
Aid to the Handicapped Com-
mittee and Canal Zone Heart
Dr. Berrey has had 22 articles
published in medical journals and
professional publications on the
subject of pediatrics and military
medical management and related
Next Thursday, February 19,
Dr. Berrey and his wife, Marcia,
will sail on the SS Cristobal. His
retirement will take place at Fort
Meyer, Va. on February 27.
Continuing his Government ca-
reer after military retirement,
Dr. Berrey will join the Veterans
Administration in Washington, D.C.
as Deputy Assistant Chief Medical
Director for Extended Care.
The Berreys will make their
retirement home at 4212 23d Street
North, Arlington, Va.

Ancon Theatre Guild

To Present Comedy
Pickpockets, burglars, forgers
and other assorted criminal-types
are the subjects of the Ancon The-
atre Guild production of The White
Sheep of the Family which will
open February 18 for a 14-night
The White Sheep of the Family
concerns a very wealthy British
family of crooks and their "white
sheep" son who wants to leave the
family tradition.
For reservations call 52-5347
after 3 p.m. and 52-6786 after
7 p.m.

New Traffic Light System
The new traffic light system on
Walker Avenue between Diablo
and Albrook AFS will be energized
next week.

New Insurance

Labor, Civic Councils Briefed

Board Members Schools, Housing

Are Elected T

Eleven voting members and six
alternates have been elected to
represent Canal organization em-
ployees on the Group Insurance
Board of the Canal Zone.
Five members and three alter-
nates were chosen by U.S.-citizen
employees and six members and
three alternates by non-U.S.-citizen
employees in elections held in
Members elected are: Thomas
C. Peterson, J. W. D. Collins,
George Vieto, Charles Lavallee,
Hugh M. Thomas, Jr., Wilfred
Barrow, Dave White, Ellen Mur-
dock, Roy Watson, Raymond
George, and Nello Rosania. Alter-
nates are: Charles Hummer, Gary
Dunsmoor, Joanne Mathis, Winston
Bell, Antonio Sutscum, and Pablo
Salas. Appointed as a voting mem-
ber as provided in the bylaws was
W. A. Sullivan.
The new governing body is
comprised of elected civilian em-
ployees of the Panama Canal, the
Army, Navy, Air Force and Federal
Aviation Agency.
The Group Insurance Board pro-
tects the interests of employees in
insurance matters.

Spillway Deadline

Schedule Changed
In keeping with current austerity
measures, the Panama Canal Print-
ing Plant will transfer its Com-
posing Room night shift to the day
side effective February 17. The
transfer will mean that all SPILL-
WAY deadlines will be advanced
1 day.
Beginning with the issue of
February 27, all material should
be in the Press Office one full
week prior to the intended date of
publication. Only urgent material
can be accepted as late as Monday
and processed in time for use on
Friday of the same week.
As announced earlier, there will
be no SPILLWAY next week due to
the Washington's Birthday holiday

I De 0.onso IIaa erU

U.S. and Latin American schools
and housing in the Canal Zone
will be consolidated and the num-
ber of security positions signifi-
cantly reduced, Gov. H. R. Parfitt
recently told labor and civic coun-
cil representatives.
After briefing the group on the
Canal organization's financial si-
tuation, the Governor also outlined
a series of austerity measures al-
ready taken; some which are being
considered; and other areas of the
operation which are being ana-
lyzed in an effort to offset a sharp
decline in Canal traffic and tolls
Tolls income, the Governor

La Chorrera Fair

To Remain Open

Through Monday

The La Chorrera Fair, one of
the most popular of the regional
fairs in the Republic of Panama,
opened Wednesday and will con-
tinue until Monday.
The folkloric, agricultural and
industrial event is held at the fair-
grounds that has gardens, foun-
tains and permanent pavilions,
where the leading business firms
in the country can display their
One of the main attractions at
the fair is the horse show which
is held every year at a special
track located in the fairgrounds.
In addition to the displays of
industrial products, cattle, horses
and hogs, farming equipment, fine
agricultural produce and beauti-
fully made handicrafts, the La
Chorrera Fair is famous for its
typical music and dances. All of
these events contribute to the fair's
popularity, especially, with the
people of Panama City.
La Chorrera is a little less than
20 miles west of Panama City on
the Inter-American Highway.

Gov. Harold R. Parfitt is interviewed by Per Kristian Gudmundsen,
director-producer, of the Norwegian Broadcasting Co., in front of the
Administration Building at Balboa Heights. The film team came to
prepare a series of programs on the Canal and Panama. At right are Per
Arne Bjerke, sound technician, and Petter Myhren, cinematographer.

pointed out, is projected to be $10
million below last year, when the
Canal Company showed a deficit
of $8.2 million. In addition, in-
flation has increased costs roughly
by $25 million more.
While recognizing that. local
austerity measures alone are not
likely to avert a sizeable deficit in
Fiscal Year 1976, the Governor
pointed out that it was nevertheless
essential to take every feasible and
prudent measure to effect maxi-
mum economies.
In addition to measures already
effected, such as reduction of lock
crews, launch crews, deckhands,
pilots and other personnel whose
workload has been directly affected
by the drop in the number of
transits, and deferral of mainte-
nance projects, Governor Parfitt
announced further changes to be
initiated immediately:
-Reduce retail services in Rain-
bow City and Margarita.
-Convert Gamboa and Paraiso
retail stores into "superette" oper-
ations with more limited inventory
of merchandise.
-Limit Balboa and Cristobal
post offices to a 5-day operation
while continuing to distribute mail
to boxes on Saturdays and Sundays.
-Close the Catun Swimming
-Mothball the vessel Anayansi
Tu along with the already retired
Blue Runner and tour launch Las
The Governor said that the Pan-
ama Canal Board of Directors also
had ordered that studies be made
of other areas of activity such as
the printing plant, the Ancon
laundry, Coco Solo Hospital, the
SS Cristobal and personnel policies
concerning leave. Furthennore, he
said that studies are nearing com-
pletion which will have an impact
on the cutoff for Canal Zone Wage
Base and eligibility criteria for
payment of tropical differential. He
declined to speculate on the de-
tails of these studies because they
affect employees of all agencies in
the Zone and will be taken up
simultaneously with appropriate
union representatives in a con-
sultation process scheduled to
begin on or about February 17.
IIowever, he allayed fears that
there were plans to completely
eliminate tropical differential.
Referring to the consolidation
of the U.S. and Latin American
schools, the Governor explained
that it would be accomplished
without degrading the quality of
education in Canal Zone schools.
The first phase, which will pro-
ceed at once, involves a limited
number of students and no teacher
transfers, he said. The second
phase is scheduled for March 1977
alter a detailed plan for imple-
iientatioin as been developed.
Parfitt pointed out that only non-
IU.S. teachers who are fully quali-
fied by subject matter and English
language fluency will be eligible
for transfer. Teachers not so quali-
fied, lie said, will le given pre-
ference for assignment to positions
in other areas of the organization.
(Continued on p. 4)


February 13, 1976

iAT TH oy!ES
Beginning Friday, February 13, 1976

BALBOA (Air-Conditioned)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-Sat.-Sun.. 2:30,
6:15, 8:05-Bug (PG)
Fri., 6:15, 7:55-Herbie Rides Again (G)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 10:00 a.m.-The Little Prince
Sun. Jr. Mat., 12:00-It's a Mad, Mad,
Mad, Mad World (SIT) (G)
Mon., 2:30, 6:15, 8:30-Tues.-Wed.-Thurs.,
6:15, 8:30-Jaws (PG)
Fri.-Gone With the Wind (G)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-The World's Greatest
Athlete (G)
Sat.-Mon., 7:30-Sun., 2:00, 7:30-The
Towering Inferno (PG)
Tues.-Wed., 7:30-S*P*YOS (PG)
Thurs., 7:30-Window to the Sky (PG)

Fri.-Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-Vanishing Point
(SIT) (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Tarzan and the Great
River (SIT) (G)
Sat.-Santee (SIT) (PG)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-The Russians Are
Coming (G)
Sun.-Number One (SIT) (PG)
Mon.-A Touch of Class and A Man Called
Horse (SIT) (PG)
Tues.-Jimi Hendrix (R)
Sun.-Mon.-Open Season (SIT) (R)
Tues.-The Cross and the Switchblade and
Super Cops (PG)

Wed.-Kid Blue and Santana Kills Them All
Thurs.-The Towering Inferno (PG)
Fri.-Submarine D-1 (G)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Adventures of
Huckleberry Finn (G)
Sat.-Invincible Boxer (PG)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Tarzan Escapes (G)
Sun.-Mon.-The Godfather Part II (R)
Fri.-Terry Tune Festival No. 2 (G)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-Phase IV (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 6:15-Little Prince and the
8-Headed Dragon (G)
Sat., 8:15-Yours, Mine and Ours (G)
Sun.-The Odessa File (SIT) (PG)
Tues.-Rooster Coghurn (PG)
Wed.-The Last Picture Show (SIT) and
There's a Girl in My Soup (R)
Sun.-Rooster Cogburn (PG)
Tues.-The Odessa File (SIT) (PG)
Wed.-Super Fly T.N.T. and The Queen
Boxer (SIT) (R)
*All night shows begin at 7:00 except as
shown. All shows are post meridiem time ex-
cept as shown. Program subject to change.
mitted. General audience. PG-Parental
guidance suggested, some material may
not be suited for preteenagers. R-Re-
stricted. Persons under 17 not admitted un-
less accompanied by parent or legal guard-
ian. X-Persons under 17 not admitted.
SIT-'ndicates Spanish Titles. BW-AII in
color unless listed.

(Schedule subject to change without notice. (C) indicates color program.)

3:00-Sign-On News
3:05-Sesame Street
4:05-Bob Cummings
4:30-Science Screen Report (C)
4:50-General Hospital
5:10-Flipper (Series returns)
5:35-Jackpot (Series ends)
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:40-The Reasoner Report
(Series returns)
8:00- -u Pasa? (C)
8:05-Mary Tyler Moore (C)
8:30-Maude (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
9:20-Movie: "The Battle of Neretva" (C)
11:05-The Late Show: "Another Dawn"
10:00-Sign-On News
10:05-Cartoon Carnival (C)
12:05-Wyatt Earp
12:30-The American Bowl (C)
2:35-NCAA Basketball: Maryland vs.
Notre Dame
4:10-Women's Tennis Pro Tour (C)
5:35-Greatest Sports Legends (C)
6:00-Weekend '76 (C)
6:15-Lloyd Bridges' Water World (C)
6:40-My Three Sons (C)
7:05-Variety Special: "The John Denver
Show" (C)
7:55-Productions Unlimited (C)
8:10-Perry Como's Lake Tahoe Holiday
8:30-Carol Burnett (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
9:15-SCN Special of the Week:
"The Girl Most Likely To" (C)
10:30-Creature Feature: "Son of Blob"
(C) (Adult)
12:00-Coronado 9
12:00-Sign-On News
12:05-Spring Street (Series returns)
12:35-The Athletes Present: Sports Feature
12:50-NBA Basketball: Washington vs.
Golden St. (C)
2:30-The Bing Croshy Pro Am Golf
Tournament (C)
4:05-"American Foreign Policy: Part 1"
5:35-Face the Nation (C)
6:00-Chronicle (C)
6:40-Wild Kingdom
7:05-Cher (C)
8:00--lu Pasa? (C)
8:05-The Governor and 1. J.
8:30-All in the Family (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
9:15-Movie: "Notorious Landlady"
11:15-The Tonight Show (C) (Adult)
3:00-Sign-On News
3:05-Sesame Street
4:05-Bob Cummings
4:30-Beverly Hillbillies

4:55-General Hospital
5:15-Gentle Ben (Series returns)
5:40-Truth or Consequences
6:00-Evening Report (C)
6:15-NFL Review (1966 Champ. Game)
6:40-Let's Make a Deal
7:05-Ben Vareen-Comin' at Ya' (C)
8:00-- u Pasa? (C)
8:05-Longstreet (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
9:20-Movie: "I Was Monty's Double"
11:00-Coronado 9

3:00-Sign-On News
3:05-Make a Wish
3:30-Electric Company
4:00-Bob Cummings
4:50-General Hospital
5:10-Musical Chairs
5:35-The Price Is Right
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:40-The French Chef
8:00-- u Pasa? (C)
8:05-Information Special:
"The Lady Is a Champ" (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
9:20-Movie: 'The Naked Hills"
10:35-Mike Douglas
3:00-Sign-On News
3:05-Sesame Street
4:05-Bob Cummings
4:55-General Hospital
5:15-Animal World
5:40-The $10,000 Pyramid
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:40-Name That Tune (C)
7:05--Good Times (C)
7:30-Black History Month Special:
"Perspectives on Black History" (C)
8:00--ud Pasa? (C)
8:05-The Young Lawyers (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
9:20-Movie: "High Sierra"
11:00-The Tonight Show

3:00-Sign-On News
3:05-Danny Thomas
3-30-Electric Company
4:00-Bob Cummings
4:25-Mayherry RFD
4:50-General Hospital
5:10-Can You Top This?
5:35-Blank Check
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:40-The Newlywed Game
7:05-Tony Orlando and Dawn (C)
8:00-Qud Pasa? (C)
8:05-The World at War (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
9:20-Merv Griffin Show
10:35-Golden Days of Television:
George Sanders Mystery Theater

People in the News

It is rare these days to find a
man who will talk only about how
much he enjoys his work.
And certainly men who feel put
upon when they have to empty the
garbage, cut the grass, or hose
down the grounds around their
homes may not understand Ernesto
Cordovez Denis' enthusiasm for his
As superintendent of the Com-
munity Services Division's Grounds
Maintenance Branch, Cordovez is
in charge of maintaining 4,000
acres of Canal Zone grounds:
seeing that the 88 miles of streets
are clean, the refuse collected, the
grass cut, the trees cared for and
the cemeteries maintained.
Cordovez was born and grew
up in Panama City. After attend-
ing grade school there, he grad-
uated from Balboa High School
and attended Canal Zone College
before going to the United States
to complete his education.
Returning home after obtaining
a bachelor of science degree in
Mechanized Agriculture from the
California State Polytechnic Col-
lege, San Luis Obispo, he went to
work for the Agricultural Engineer-
ing Department of the Republic of
Panama's Ministry of Agriculture.
He was in charge of mechanized
equipment and a government irri-
gation program before being ap-
pointed supervisor of the Agricul-
ture Extension Service.
In this position, he supervised
4S teams (similar to the 4H clubs
in the United States) that spread
out from the capital city to Darien,
Code and Colon provinces to work
with the country's farmers by
teaching the men better agricul-
tural methods while the teams'
home economists taught the women
to prepare nutritious meals with
the food their husbands grew.
In 1968, Cordovez joined the
Panama Canal organization. Before
being appointed superintendent of
the Grounds Branch, he was a
grounds maintenance agronomist,
supervisor of grounds, Northern
District and then of the Southern
Calling his branch a dynamic
organization anxious to accept the
challenges of change and improve-
ment, Cordovez looks forward to
putting into service a newly ac-
quired forestry truck with a 45-foot
boom, a shredder and hydraulic

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Wearing his new Army Commen-
dation Medal, Sfc. George A.
Harder holds the accompanying
certificate that cites him for "tech-
nical competence and innovative
teaching concepts." The medal
awarded by the Department of the
Army for exceptionally meritorious
service was for the period Decem-
ber 1971 to October 1975 when
Harder was assigned as an instruc-
tor in the Biomedical Equipment
Repair, Medical Equipment Divi-
sion, U.S. Army Medical Equip-
ment and Optical School, Academy
of Health Sciences, Fort Sam
Houston, Tex. Harder is presently
assigned as Biomedical Equipment
Maintenance Chief in the Panama
Canal Health Bureau's Logistics
and Facilities Service.



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power fittings that will enable it
to perform time-consuming tasks
such as trimming trees, removing
top-level palm fronds quickly and
economically. He says that the
machine's shredder will improve
ecology in two ways by turning
waste into compost and mulching
thus eliminating the present prac-
tice of burning.
He also sees a future when
laborers will use mechanical trim-
mers rather than the old-fashioned
machete to trim lawns and cut

USO-J Offers New

Course For Women
"Look Well, Feel Well, Be
Well!" is the title of a class in total
health for women of all ages to
be given at the USO-J starting
February 19. The class is described
by the instructor, Elka Leland, as
an introduction to learning some
new, interesting, and fun ways of
cultivating the health of the body,
mind, and spirit. Among the topics
which will be covered in an in-
formal experiential way are: "Be-
coming More Familiar with Our
Selves as Persons"; "Food Becomes
You!-How to Eat Well for Health
and Beauty"; "Being Well Men-
tally and Emotionally-How to
Reduce Stress"; "How to Tune in
to the Inner Self"; "Preventive
Maintenance-How to use your
doctor as a Resource."
"Look Well, Feel Well, Be
Well" will meet on Thursday
mornings from 9 to 11 for 6 weeks
beginning February 19 and ending
March 25. The fee for the class is
$35 of which $20 is due at the
time of registration. Enrollment is
limited to 15 women. Registration
is being accepted now at the
USO-J. For further information
call 52-5972.

Even on weekends, Cordovez
spends his time with growing
things as he tends his citrus and
other crops on his farm in Chame
and experiments to keep himself
abreast with the latest agronomic
Cordovez is a long-time mem-
ber of the Active 20-30 Interna-
tional Club, an organization of
young executives who volunteer
their expertise in many fields for
the good of the community and
especially to activities directed
toward the youth of the country.
He has served in the organiza-
tion as director in Colon, twice as
director in Panama City, as a sec-
ond vice president, and is now
secretary-treasurer to the Governor
of the Panama-Colombia District.
He also is a founding member of
the Club de Cali (Colombia) the
first 20-30 club chartered in South
Cordovez lives in the suburb of
Bella Vista with his two children.

Mead Retirement Party

Changes Announced
A number of changes have been
made in the farewell retirement
party to be held February 21 for
David "Fred" Mead, Chief, Records
Management Branch.
The party will be held at the
Elks Lodge in Balboa. Tickets will
cost $8 and will include a steam-
ship roast and arroz con pollo
buffet dinner, music by Lucho Az-
carraga from 8 p.m. to midnight
and a gift. Cocktails will be served
from 6:30 to 7 p.m. Dress will be
For reservations and tickets call:
John Fallen, 52-3164; Vie Melant,
56-6175 or 52-6181; Mel Little,
52-7507; Kari NMclvaine, 52-7995;
Woody Woodruff, 52-2491; or Joan
Corliss. 43-1615.

Panama Canal Spillway

Governor of the Canal Zone Lieutenant Governor Information Officer
THE PANAOMA CANAL SPILLWAY is an official publication of the Panama
Canal, Balboa Heights, C.Z. All articles are available to news media and
nmay 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. 1Distributed free to all Panama Canal employees. Sub-
scriptions cost 84 for students and $6 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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February 13, 1976


New Stamp Goes PC Employee Promoted

On Sale Feb. 23 In Panama Fire Dept.

At Balboa Office

A proclamation designating February 22-28 as National Engineers' Week
in the Canal Zone is signed and presented by Gov. H. R. Parfitt to
officers of the Canal Zone Society of Professional Engineers. Standing,
from left, are: William De La Mater, P.E., past president and national
director; Rene Van Hoorde, P.E., vice president; Carl Riggs, P.E., pres-
ident; and Georges Bouche, P.E., president-elect and chairman of National
Engineers' Week. February 27 was designated Engineers' and Architects'
Day in the Canal Zone.

Full Program Is Planned

For Engineers' Week

Gov. H. R. Parfitt recently signed
a proclamation designating the
week of February 22-28 as Na-
tional Engineers' Week in the
Canal Zone and Friday, Feb-
ruary 27, as Engineers' and Archi-
tects' Day.
In his proclamation, the Gov-
ernor noted that engineering so-
cieties in the United States have
sponsored National Engineers'
Week for the past 24 years to ac-
quaint the public with the engi-
neering profession and its role in
the well-being of the country. He
noted that the Panama Canal, long
recognized as one of the engineer-
ing wonders of the world, is an
example of the contributions made
to our standard of living by the
engineers' practical application of
scientific knowledge.
Among the activities planned
for Engineers' Week are tours of
"Past and Present Engineering
Projects" for all sixth grade stu-
dents February 23-27; a tour and
briefing of the Marine Traffic Con-
trol System Project (briefing and
showing of slides from 10 to 11
a.m. and a tour of System Facili-
ties from 11 a.m. to 12 noon on
Saturday, February 28); and a boat
ride to Gaillard Cut and Gatun
Lake aboard the craneboat Atlas,
on Wednesday, February 25. The

Local Girl Named

To College Honor

Millie Soto, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Ismael Soto of Balboa, and a
junior at Westmont College, Santa
Barbara, Calif., is one of three
students from that college selected
for a cooperative intercollegiate
honors program of field study and
individual research on Govern-
ment In Action sponsored by the
American University, Washington,
A political science major, Millie
has joined selected honor students
from all parts of the United States
who are participating in the Wash-
ington Semester Program which
includes 16 units of study, a sem-
inar, an independent study project,
selected courses from the Amer-
ican University and an optional
internship. Students are exposed
to the processes of government and
actively participate with public
officials and political figures through
Millie was born in San Juan,
Puerto Rico, and is a 1973 grad-
uate of Balboa High School.

Atlas will depart the Gamboa
Dredging Division boat landing at
6 p.m.
Tickets for the boat ride on the
Canal, including food, beverages
and beer cost $8.25 per person.
Reservations for the boat ride
may be made by calling Antonio
Raven at 52-7763 or Georges
Bouche at 52-3507.
Persons wishing to attend the
tour of the Marine Traffic Control
System or the briefing there may
call Frank Lee at 52-3421.

A new 13-cent ordinary postage
stamp will be placed on sale at
the Balboa Post Office on Monday,
February 23.
The stamp features a reproduc-
tion of local artist Alwyn Sprague's
painting of the Panama Canal
Dipper Dredge Cascadas. Various
shades of aqua are used in the
On the same day, a new 13-cent
envelope will be placed on sale.
The embossed stamp on the en-
velope depicts a transiting ship in
Gaillard Cut. The background
color is predominantly purple with
hills, ship, and denomination em-
bossed in white.
Collectors desiring first-day can-
cellations of the new stamp may
send requests to the Philatelic
Agency, Balboa, C.Z. Requests for
first-day cancellations of the new
stamp must include addressed en-
velopes (covers) with remittance.
Each cover should be pencil-
marked in the upper right-hand
corner to show number of stamps
to be affixed. Envelopes submitted
should be of ordinary letter size,
be properly addressed, contain an
enclosure of medium weight, and
have the flap either turned in or
Requests for first-day cancella-
tions of the new 13-cent envelopes
should include remittance of 14
cents for each envelope desired.
Personal checks or postage
stamps will not be accepted as
payment. The envelope containing
(Continued on p. 4)

Armando Sedda, a supervisory
cartographic technician in the Engi-
neering Division's Surveys Branch,
was recently promoted to Coman-
dante Tercer Jefe-third in com-
mand-of the Panama Fire Depart-
ment after more than 38 years of
volunteer service with that in-
He came to work for the Panama
Canal on April 18, 1951, as a car-
tographic survey aid. After re-
ceiving several promotions through
the years, he is now Chief of the
Drafting Section of the Surveys
Branch. In 1964 and 1972 he re-
ceived outstanding performance
Sedda's new position with the
Panama Fire Department culmi-
nates a career that began August 8,

Armando Sedda

January Retirees

Clarence E. Holder, painter, Maintenance Di-
vision, Pacific side: 38 years 11 months
25 days.
Ivan B. Hooker, janitor leader, Community
Service Division, Pacific side: 36 years
4 months 10 days.
John E. Hotz, security officer, Canal Protec-
tion Division, Atlantic side: 33 years
12 days.
Nettie C. Howell, food service worker,
Supply Division, Pacific side: 32 years
9 months 29 days.
Elmer J. Hruska, payroll technician, Ac-
counting Division-Payroll Branch, Pacific
side: 36 years 1 month 19 days.
Granville Hunte, carpenter, Industrial Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 38 years 9 months
14 days.
Charles E. Hurdle, pest controller, Sanita-
tion Division, Pacific side: 31 years
8 months 1 day.
Edward J. Husum, Jr., police lieutenant,
Police Division, Pacific side: 31 years
13 days.
Oscar Jackson, motor vehicle operator,
Motor Transportation Division, Pacific side:
33 years 1 month 4 days.
Ralph S. Jackson, janitor, Community Serv-
ices Division, Pacific side: 41 years
2 months 14 days.
Valentin Jadn, laborer, Community Services
Division, Pacific side: 34 years 8 months
25 days.
Alexander James, oiler, Industrial Division,
Pacific side: 38 years 9 months 18 days.
Walter D. Johnston, facility maintenance
general foreman, Locks Division, Atlantic
side: 28 years 11 months 26 days.
Napoleon Jones, launch seaman, Ports Divi-
sion, Atlantic side: 30 years 6 months
19 days.
Sydney E. Jones, janitor, Community Serv-
ices Division, Pacific side: 36 years
3 days.
Artiliano Jordan, stevedore, Terminals Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 27 years 10 months
16 days.
Philip Joseph, toolroom mechanic, Mainte-
nance Division, Pacific side: 39 years
9 months 15 days.
Charles T. Kaufman, Sr., Hydro and Generat-
ing Station operator, Electrical Division,
Pacific side: 32 years 6 months 11 days.
William H. Keller, Jr., senior lockmaster,
Locks Division, Pacific side: 35 years
2 months 19 days.
Verona G. Kellman, nursing assistant, Gor-
gas Hospital, Pacific side: 30 years 7
months 13 days.
George Kelly, crane operator leader, Ter-
minals Division, Atlantic side: 30 years
1 month 22 days.
Jose Kelly R., launch seaman, Ports Divi-

(Continued from last edition)
sion, Atlantic side: 31 years 5 months
21 days.
Louis W. King, supervisory motor vehicle
dispatcher, Motor Transportation Division,
Atlantic side: 41 years 3 months 9 days.
Robert L. Knapp, wood craftsman foreman,
Maintenance Division, Pacific side: 38
years 7 months 2 days.
Robert W. Lawyer, inspector (captain),
Police Division, Pacific side: 34 years
11 months 27 days.
Carlos B. Ledezma, linehandler leader, Ports
Division, Pacific side: 35 years. 13 days.
Procopio London o, pest controller, Division
of Sanitation, Pacific side: 35 years
11 months 1 day.
Carlos L6pez, pest controller leader, Sanita-
tion Division, Pacific side: 33 years
7 months 3 days.
Constantino Ldpez, linehandler, Ports Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 29 years 2 months
3 days.
Joseph W. Lord, welder helper, Industrial
Division, Atlantic side: 42 years 5 months
13 days.
David W. Lowe, Jr., district fire commander,
Fire Division, Pacific side: 35 years 1
month 22 days.
Preston W. McBarnette, cold storage plant
supervisor, Supply Division, Pacific side:
39 years 6 months 2 days.
Maurice L. McCullough, Superintendent,
Motor Transportation Division, Pacific
side: 31 years 9 months 24 days.
Roderick N. MacDonell, Buildings Main-
tenance general foreman, Maintenance
Division, Pacific side: 23 years 7 days.
Sixto Madariaga, warehouseman leader, Di-
vision of Storehouses, Pacific side: 31
years 3 months 5 days.
Emily R. Malcolm, sales store checker,
Supply Division, Pacific side: 32 years
3 months 9 days.
James A. Marchuck, police sergeant, Police
Division, Pacific side: 33 years 6 months
10 days.
Luis C. Mark, stevedore, Terminals Division,
A'lantic side: 26 years 9 months 13 days.
Norbert H. Marquis, carpenter, Maintenance
Division, Pacific side: 36 years 5 months
10 days.
Teddy A. Marti, lockmaster, Locks Division,
Pacific side: 38 years 5 months 13 days.
Sebastian Martinez, laborer, Community
Services Division, Pacific side: 35 years
21 days.
Rogelio Mastina, linehandler, Ports Division,
Pacific side: 31 years 3 months 1 day.
Cato May, detective lieutenant, Police Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 28 years 9 months
12 days.
Victor H. May, Jr., supervisory marine tra-
ffic controller, Transit Operations Divi-

sion, Atlantic side: 32 years 6 months
6 days.
Tomis Mejia R., janitor, Community Serv-
ices Division, Pacific side: 32 years
4 months 17 days.
Isabel Melgar, tree maintenance worker,
Community Services Division, Pacific side:
33 years 7 months 15 days.
Wilfred A. Melise, guard, Canal Protection
Division, Atlantic side: 37 years 4 months
10 days.
Jose M6ndez, wood craftsman, Maintenance
Division, Pacific side: 36 years 2 months
15 days.
Adolfo Mera, forklift operator, Division of
Storehouses, Atlantic side: 33 years 4
months 4 days.
Nestor A. Molina C., painting worker, In-
dustrial Division, Atlantic side: 32 years
5 months 21 days.
Daniel Moodie, stevedore, Terminals Divi-
sion, Atlantic side: 26 years 6 months
6 days.
Josd Morcillo, stevedore, Terminals Division,
Pacific side: 33 years 2 months 21 days.
Maxwell S. Morgan, warehouseman, Main-
tenance Division, Pacific side: 32 years
4 months 19 days.
Ralph V. Morris, painter, Maintenance Di-
vision, Pacific side: 36 years 5 months
12 days.
Domingo Muioz, stevedore, Terminals Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 19 years 19 days.
Jeffrey U. Nation, electronics mechanic
helper, Electrical Division, Pacific side:
40 years 9 months 3 days.
Oswal Newball, leader seaman towboatss)
Ports Division, Atlantic side: 33 years
2 months 1 day.
Carlota P. de Nicholls, store worker, Supply
Division, Pacific side: 35 years 15 days.
Jos6 A. Ortega, oiler (floating plant), Ports
Division, Pacific side: 34 years 1 month
1 day.
Octavio Ortega, carpenter, Maintenance Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 31 years 8 months
13 days.
Marcos E. Palacios, maintenanceman, C.Z.
Mental Heath Center, Pacific side: 32
years 5 months 27 days.
Juan D. Palermo, laborer, Community Serv-
ices Division, Pacific side: 30 years
1 month 29 days.
Donald C. Parker, fuel operations general
foreman, Marine Bunkering Division, At-
lantic side: 36 years 3 months 7 days.
Raymond D. Parker, budget and accounting
assistant, Motor Transportation Division,
Pacific side: 38 years 11 months 25 days.
!Continued on p. 4)

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1937, when he signed on as a
volunteer fireman.
He was promoted to the rank of
second lieutenant in 1949, to lieu-
tenant in 1953, to captain in 1959,
and to major in 1970. On five
different occasions he has received
silver bars, awarded to those who
respond to all alarms and whose
conduct is exemplary.
The Panama Fire Department
has decorated Sedda with the 25-
Year Service Medal, the "PanamA"
Gold Medal and the "Ricardo
Arango" Gold Medal.
He has also been honored by
the Fire Department of Guayaquil,
Ecuador, which decorated him
with the Star of October in the
first degree and the Gold Medal
for Merit. He has also been de-
signated Honorary Commandant of
the Guayaquil Fire Department.
Sedda resides in Altos de Be-
thania with his wife, the former
Marquela Castro.

Residents Reminded

Of Holiday Hours
Canal Zone residents are re-
minded that most Supply Division
units will be closed Monday, Feb-
ruary 16, a legal holiday in the
Canal Zone celebrating George
Washington's birthday.
Supermarkets, retail stores, cafe-
terias, food and small merchandise
operations, vending convenience
sections, service center units, ware-
houses, optical shops, the Ancon
Laundry and the Ancon Drive-Inn
will be closed for the holiday.
The Balboa and Margarita cafe-
terias will close at 9 p.m., Feb-
ruary 15, and reopen at 5 a.m.,
February 17.
Three gasoline stations will be
open during regular holiday hours:
La Boca from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.;
Gamboa from 8 a.m. to 12 noon;
and Margarita from 6:30 a.m. to
12 noon.
Bowling alleys will be open from
3:30 to 11:30 p.m. for presched-
uled league activities but the snack
bar and ice cream parlor at the
Balboa Bowling Center will be

Eastern Star Flea Market
Fern Leaf Chapter No. 4, Order
of the Eastern Star, will hold a
Flea Market Sale on February 21
and 22, at the Ancon Masonic
Table space will be available
for rent at $5 per table per day.
Participation is invited by anyone
having second hand or handicraft
items for sale. Reservations for
space will be accepted until Feb-
ruary 18. For further information
or reservations contact Faye Mc-
Kean, 52-2385, or Barbara Croft,
52-2226, after 6 p.m.

Saturday Story Hour
To Start at Paraiso
A Saturday Story Hour will be
held beginning tomorrow at 2 p.m.
at the Paraiso Library for children
of the Latin American community
from preschool through the sixth
The story hour will include car-
toons, educational movies, story
telling, games and refreshments for
the children.
Parents are urged to send their
children to the story hour and
support the efforts of the commit-
tee on Community Improvement.
For additional information par-
ents may call Melania Small, 52-
4310; Eleanor Weeks, 52-7984; or
Arndel Blenman, 52-4303.


February 13, 1976

Schools, Housing
(Contlinied from p. 1)
He stressed there will be no relaxa-
tion of accreditation requirements.
Seniority rights of permanent U.S.
teachers will be strictly maintained,
he added, and no permanent U.S.
teacher will be terminated as a
result of this plan.
Under the housing consolida-
tion plan, non-U.S. citizens now
assigned family quarters in the
Canal Zone who are paid at the
NM-7 or equivalent level and
above may compete with eligible
U.S. citizens who meet the same
grade criteria for assignment to
any quarters.
Other non-U.S. citizens now
assigned family quarters retain
their present rights. In addition,
U.S. citizens paid below the cut-
off who are the repatriation re-
sponsibility of the Canal organiza-
tion or who are at present on the
Isthmus because of their Panama
Canal employment, would be eli-
gible to compete for housing in
what are now termed Latin Amer-
ican communities.

(Continued from p. 3)
Henry Peters, machinist helper, Locks Di-
vision, Pacific side: 35 years 5 months
16 days.
Eric B. Phillips, linehandler leader, Ports
Division, Pacific side: 35 years 11 months
1 day.
Rail H. Pinedo L., motor vehicle operator,
Motor Transportation Division, Atlantic
side: 32 years 6 months 28 days.
Julio B. Pinillo, maintenance worker, Engi-
neering Division, Pacific side: 31 years
4 months 9 days.
Burton L. Powell, chief foreman (Salvage
and Diving), Industrial Division, Atlantic
side: 36 years 8 months 23 days.
Jos6 Prens, crane operator, Terminals Divi-
sion, Atlantic side: 25 years 3 months
2 days.
Jose A. Ramirez, food service worker, Coco
Solo Hospital, Atlantic side: 32 years
3 months 22 days.
Federico Ramos, linehandler leader, Ports
Division, Atlantic side: 31 years 7 months
28 days.
Nicolas Ramos, warehouseman leader, Di-
vision of Storehouses, Pacific side: 30
years 9 months 3 days.
Wilfred A. Richards, crane operator leader,
Division of Storehouses, Atlantic side:
37 years 2 months 16 days.
Edward N. Ricketts, winchman, Dredging
Division, Pacific side: 33 years 11 months.
Gustavo Rivas, automotive worker, Motor
Transportation Division, Pacific side: 33
years 11 months.
Stephen H. Roach, sawsmith, Maintenance
Division, Pacific side: 36 years 3 months
21 days.
Almoda Robinson, guard (correctional), Police
Division, Pacific side: 46 years 9 months
2 days.
Fernando Robinson, carpenter, Maintenance
Division, Atlantic side: 36 years 2 months
29 days.
Guillermo Rodriguez, pest controller, Divi-
sion of Sanitation, Pacific side: 31 years
6 months 9 days.
Rafael Rodriguez M., seaman, Ports Division,
Pacific side: 32 years 6 months 23 days.
Ventura Romero, boatman (Locks), Locks Di-
vision, Pacific side: 30 years 4 months
17 days.
Mavis A. Roper, meat wrapper, Supply Di-
vision, Pacific side: 35 years 6 months
19 days.
Pedro Rosales, laborer, Maintenance Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 41 years 2 months
5 days.
Benito Salazar, cemetery worker, Community
Services Division, Atlantic side: 34 years
5 months 2 days.
Apolinar Santamaria, warehouseman leader,
Division of Storehouses, Pacific side:
33 years 9 months 28 days.
Felipe Santamaria, machinist helper, Locks
Division, Atlantic side: 30 years 2 days.
Joffre R. Sauvageau, nurse anesthetist, Gor-
gas Hospital, Pacific side: 31 years
9 months 14 days.
Julian F. Scott, electrician helper, Elec-
trical Division, Atlantic side: 35 years
11 months 26 days.
Nethina Scott, supply clerk, Supply Division,
Pacific side: 34 years 4 months 25 days.
Rex M. Sealey, purchasing agent, Main-
tenance Division, Pacific side: 38 years
10 months 6 days.
Thomas E. Semper, seaman, leader, Ports
Division, Pacific side: 45 years 1 month
17 days.
Eusehio Serracin, laborer, Supply Division,
Atlantic side: 21 years 10 months 13 days.
Alejandro Sevillano, forklift operator, Ter-
minals Division, Pacific side: 23 years
5 months 4 days.
(Continued in the next edition)



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U.S. 216, the newest addition to the Panama Canal
Hect, was designed and constructed by the Industrial
Division using a construction technique new to the

Open Tourney

To Be Held for

Tennis Players
The Crossroads Tennis Club in-
vites all tennis players to partici-
pate in an open tennis tournament
to be played next month on the
courts at Diablo, Balboa and
Men and women singles, classes
A and B, will be played March
11-14; mixed doubles and senior
singles (40 years and above) will
be played March 18-21. Entry
deadlines are March 7 for men and
women singles and March 14 for
mixed doubles and seniors. Entry
fee is $5 per team for doubles and
$5 per entry for singles.
The tournament will be run on
a single elimination basis with
matches being played 4:30 to 9:30
p.m. on weekdays and 7:30 a.m.
to 8 p.m. on weekends. Drawings
will be held March 8 for men and
women singles and March 15 for
mixed doubles and senior singles.
Prizes will be awarded to first and
second place in each division.
Entry blanks should be sent to:
Crossroads Tennis Club, Box 1546
Balboa, C.Z. For more informa-
tion, call Cersham Pryce at 85-

Old Extinguishers

To Be Removed From

Quarters by Fire Div.
The 2V2 gallon soda and acid
type fire extinguishers found in a
red container and generally lo-
cated in common areas of Canal
Zone quarters are being gradually
removed by Fire Division per-
sonnel to eliminate possible safety
Under certain conditions, these
now obsolete extinguishers have
been found to build up pressures
which they are not designed to
meet. They are being replaced with
a new approved type in single exit,
4-family, 12-family and bachelor
quarters only.
Approved type extinguishers are
available for purchase at the Pan-
ama Canal storehouses for occu-
pants of other types of quarters,
which arc excluded from the
replacement program, and for per-
sons desiring additional extin-
guishers. More information related
to recommended sizes and ratings
for individual needs can le ob-
tained from the Fire Division.

Canal organization. The barge was built for the
Dredging Division and, after launching in January,
carried these 100-foot pipes to Gamboa.

Industrial Division Builds

Multipurpose Barge

The newest addition to the Pan-
ama Canal fleet is barge U.S. 216.
Designed and constructed by the
Industrial Division for the Dredg-
ing Division, it was completed and
launched early this month.
The barge is 90 feet long with
a beam of 28 feet, a depth of 8
feet and a weight of 64 tons.
Using a construction technique
new to the Panama Canal and par-
ticularly suited to the local climate
and facilities, U.S. 216 was con-

Fire Chief To Be Feted

At Retirement Party
A retirement party will be held
at 6:30 p.m., March 5, at the AI-
brook Officers' Club for Kenneth
T. Daly, Chief, Fire Division.
Tickets may be purchased for
$6 and include dinner, gifts and
music. Dress will be informal. For
reservations and tickets call the
Fire Headquarters, 52-3138 or 52-
7641; the Balboa Fire Station,
52-7574; or the Mount Hope Fire
Station, 43-2126.

Retirement Party Planned

For W. Egger Feb. 28
A retirement party will be held
at 7 p.m., February 28, at the Elks
bohio at Margarita for William
Egger of the Atlantic Communica-
tions Branch and his wife, Marge.
Tickets, which cost $5 per per-
son, include dinner, drinks and a
gift. For reservations and tickets
call 43-1949 or 43-6707.

Choral Society Needs

Accompanist, Singers

The Isthmian Choral Society
will rehearse at 7:30 p.m., Mon-
day, February 23, at the Fort
Clayton Post Chapel.
Singers from Canal Zone military
and civilian communities and the
Republic of Panama are invited to
attend the rehearsal so that the
society can determine interest in
the group.
The society also is looking for
an accompanist. Anyone interested
should contact Tom Sturgeon, 87-
5627, or Ken Matros, 56-6684, as
soon as possible.

structed in five separate sections
so all work could be done within
the Metalworking Shop. Working
indoors avoided delays normally
caused by the rainy season and
resulted in significant monetary
savings to the Canal organization.
After the three midbody sec-
tions and two end sections were
completed, they were placed in
the drydock, assembled, welded
together and painted.
Rather than the regular pro-
cedure of having the crane barge
Hercules transit the Canal to lift
the barge for launching, another
economy measure was used. The
drydock was flooded to float the
As a lighter, the barge has a
capacity of 380 long tons with a
draft of 6 feet; but foresight in
designing the craft makes it pos-
sible to use it for a second purpose.
Oil-tight bulkheads divide it
into four main tank compartments.
Each compartment and the two
end sections have two oil-tight
manholes for easy access. This de-
sign enables U.S. 216 to be con-
verted easily into an oil barge with
a capacity of 2,400 barrels.



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

Budget and Accounting Clerk NM-5
Clerk-Stenographer NM-41 (Bilingual)
Clerk-Stenographer NM-41
Core Drill Operator (Subaqueous) MG-8
(Swimming ability required)
Nurse/Clinical Nurse NM-5/7
(Shift work required) $8,694.4
Care Drill Operator (Subaqueous) MG-8
(NTE 1 year) (Swimming ability required)
Core Drill Operator (Subaqueous) MG-10
(NTE 1 year) (Swimming ability required)
Oiler (Floating Plant) MG-8

Base Rate

Bureau 1
or C
Division ti
Canal Prot.

$3.18 Dredging

0/$10,691.20 Health

$3.18 Dredging

$5.98 Dredging

P 1
A-P 1-1

P 6

P 3

iNTE 1 year) (Swimming ability required) $3.18 Dredging P 2
Seaman MG-7 (NTE 1 year) (Swimming ability required) $2.67 Dredging P 6
Application must be submitted on Form 443, APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER, no later than
seven (7) calendar days from the date of this publication. A separate application must be
submitted for each job listed. The base rates shown will be increased for U.S. citizens by the
appropriate differential plus a tax factor where applicable. 1 Indicates written test requirement.
- Signifies a security position to be filled only by a U.S. citizen. Qualifications standards may
be reviewed at the Employment and Placement Branch, Building 366, Ancon, or Building 1105,
Cristobal. Further information may be obtained from the Employment and Placement Branch,
telephone 52-7996, 52-7501, or 43-1288. Employing officials should not be contacted directly.
o Subject to reclassification as Worker Trainee MG-1/NM-1. Employees presently in the
Worker Trainee Program may apply for reassignment within the program.

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Parade To Mark

Opening of 2d

Scout- O-Rama
A parade, fireworks and a pag-
cant with a bicentennial theme will
be some of the highlights of the
second Scout-O-Rama, which will
be held at Balboa Stadium Feb-
ruary 21 and 22.
Cubs, Scouts and Explorers from
the Canal Zone Council, Boy
Scouts of America, will be joined
by the International Boy Scouts
and units from the Boy Scouts of
Panama in presenting displays and
demonstrations and in competing
for prizes at booths and tents
pitched in the stadium. Refresh-
ments will be on sale.
A parade will launch the affair
at 1:30 p.m. in Balboa and follow-
ing the official inauguration at 3
p.m. the booths will be open to
the public. The pageant, "Festival
U.S.A.," to commemorate the
200th birthday of the United States
will begin at 7 p.m., February 21.
This will be followed by a fire-
works display at 9 p.m.
Admission to the stadium will
be $1 per person. Scouts are sell-
ing tickets to the Scout-O-Rama
at various sites throughout the
Canal Zone.

Sweet Adelines Plan
Audition for Feb. 23
The Crossroads Chapter of Sweet
Adelines, Inc., will hold an audi-
tion from 7 to 8 p.m., February 23,
at the second floor of the Mar-
garita Service Center.
An evening of songs and fun
has been planned by Donna Mur-
phy and her membership com-
mittee. Chapter president Betty
Blanchette will outline plans for
the coming year. For more infor-
mation, call Donna Murphy, 43-
5420; or Betty Blanchette, 43-6596.

New Stamp Issue
(Continued from p. 3)
the order should be endorsed
"First-Day Covers." Requests for
unusual arrangements and plate
numbers cannot be granted.
Requests for mint stamps or
envelopes must not be included
with orders for first-day covers,
but sent separately to the Phila-
telic Agency, Balboa, C.Z., and
must include return postage. To
insure prompt shipment of the new
stamp and envelope, orders should
not include other denominations
of Canal Zone stamps or stationery.

Mads de 60 Ailos al Servicio del Conercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Vol. XIV, No. 30 Viernes 13 de Febrero de 1976

El Dr. Berrey Termina

Largo Servicio Militar

El Coronel Bedford H. Berrey,
Director de Salubridad desde agos-
to de 1973, se retirarn a fin de
mes con lo que pondra fin a una
carrera military de 25 afios.
Durante sus 21/ afios con la em-
presa del Canal de Panami, el
Dr. Berrey ha administrado un
presupuesto en su direcci6n de $27
millones y una cantidad de aproxi-
madamente de 560 empleados, lo-
calizados en un sistema de atenci6n
a la salud de cuatro hospitals y
cuatro divisions de salubridad
pilblica en ambos sectors del
Poniendo en prictica los conoci-
mientos que ha adquirido en los
muchos destinos medicos y admi-
nistrativos que le dieron en el
servicio military, inici6 programs
de acci6n positive en la Direcci6n
de Salubridad que dieron por re-
sultado reducciones en el presu-
puesto y absorciones en exceso de
$1 mill6n, a la vez que continuaba
enfrentindose a los muchos retos
de proporcionar servicios de salu-
bridad modernos, comprensivos e
integrados a la poblaci6n civil y
military de la Zona del Canal.
Ademais, fue responsible de mu-
chas mejoras significativas en las
relaciones obrero patronales dentro
de la direcci6n.
Nacido en Carrollton, Missouri,
el Dr. Berrey se gradu6 en la Uni-
versidad de Missouri, en Columbia
y recibi6 su doctorado en medicine
en la Universidad de Colorado,
en Denver. Hizo su residencia en
pediatria en el Hospital de Niiios
de Denver y obtuvo una beca en
pediatria en la Universidad Tulane
de Nueva Orleans.
Ha sido certificado como miem-
bro de la Junta Americana de
El servicio military del Dr. Ber-
rey incluye asignaciones como Sub-
jefe Cirujano, en el Cuartel General

Asesora Oficial

Prestara Ayuda

En Declaraciones

Una expert en impuestos del
Servicio de Rentas Internas de Es-
tados Unidos estarA en el Istmo
desde el 27 de febrero hasta el 5
de marzo para ayudar a los resi-
dentes de ambos lados de la Zona
del Canal a llenar sus declaracio-
nes de renta de 1975.
Mary Walker estarn en el sector
Atlintico el 27 de febrero y el
19 de marzo. Proporcionara ase-
soria individual de las 9 a.m. a las
6 p.m. en ambas fechas, en el
Sal6n 20 de la Escuela Primaria
de Coco Solo.
En el sector Pacifico se han pro-
gramado dos seminarios y asesoria
Ios seminarios tendrin lugar en
cl (Cntro de Adiestraimiento del
(Caiial dec Panama, a laI 1 p.m., il
3 (e marzo y a las 7 p.m., el 4 de
La ascsoria individual se podrn
coniscgiiir en el Salon 20)9 del Edi-
ficio dec Asuntos Civiles, los dias 3,
4 y 5 de : arzo. Las horas seran:
M.Irzo 3: de 9 a.m. a 12 del dia
y dc 3 a 6 p.m. El 4 de marzo:
de 9 a.m. a 4 p.m. y el 5 de mar-
zo, de 11 a.m. a 6 p.m.
Los sinos se inarios scerin para cii-
dadanos nortcamericanos activa-
meinte empleados por el Gobierno
de Estados Unidos o la empresa
privada. (Coisistirtin en un period
de discusiones, despues dcl cual
s, podrin lenar las declaraciones
rdI renta con la ayuda de la Sra.

r h

Dr. Bedford H. Berrey
del Ejrcito de EE. UU. en Fort
Shafter, Hawai; Ayudante Agrega-
do Military en la India y Director
de Personal, en la Oficina del Sub-
secretario de Defensa (Salubridad
y Medio Ambiente), en Washing-
ton, D.C.
Es graduado de la Escuela de
Comando y Estado Mayor del
Ej6rcito de Estados Unidos y reci-
bi6 una maestria en Relaciones
Internacionales en la Universidad
Americana de Washington, D.C.
Durante su permanencia en el
Istmo, el Dr. Berrey ha servido
como president del Comite Eje-
cutivo Anti Cancer y del Consejo
Asesor de la Universidad de la
Zona del Canal; como miembro
de la Junta Directiva del Capitulo
de la Zona del Canal de la Cruz
Roja Americana y del Instituto
Conmemorativo Gorgas de Medici-
na Tropical y Preventiva, Inc.
Tambi6n es miembro de la Aso-
ciaci6n M6dica del Comit6 de
Becas de la Zona del Canal Istmi-
ca; de la Junta contra el Abuso de
Drogas; del Comitd de Ayuda a
los Invalidos y de la Asociaci6n
Anticardiaca de la Zona del Canal.
El Dr. Berrey ha publicado 22
articulos en periddicos de medicine
y publicaciones profesionales sobre
la pediatria, administraci6n medica
military y Areas relacionadas.
El pr6ximo jueves 19 de febre-
ro, el Dr. Berrey y su esposa,
Marcia, embarcarin en el vapor
Cristdbal. Su retire tendrA lugar
en Fort Meyer, Virginia, el 27
de febrero.
Despu6s de terminal su carrera
military, el Dr. Berrey continuarA
sus servicios al Gobierno, pues in-
gresara a la Administracidn de
Veteranos, en Washington, D.C.,
como Avydante Alterno del Di-
rector Jefe M6dico para Atenci6n
Los Berrey fijarAn su residencia
en el N9 4212 de la Calle 23
Norte, en Arlington, Virginia.

Asociacion Teatral

Presentara Comedia
Today clase de criminals se ve-
ran en accin en la producci6n
The White Sheep of the Family
del Thlatre uild de Anc6n, que
se estrcnarn' el 18 de febrero para
ona temporada de 14 noches. La
obra es dirigida por K. C. Soren-
son y es producida por Angela
Johnston. Sc refiere a una imy
rica familiar brit'nica de ladrones
y a su hijo, (li se quicre apartar
de la tradici6n familiar.

Activar6n Semdforos
El niievo sistcina de semiforos
de la Avenida Walker, entire Dia-
blo y la Estaci6n de la Fuerza
Area de Albrook, comenzarat a
funcionar la semana entrance.

Nueva Directiva Dicen a Sindicatos y Consejos Civicos

De Sesuros Fue Seran Consolidadas

Elegida en Enero E . \ "

Once miembros principles y
seis suplentes han sido elegidos
para que represented a los em-
pleados de la empresa del Canal
en la Directiva de Seguros Colec-
tivos de la Zona del Canal.
Los principals son: Thomas C.
Peterson, J. W. D. Collins, George
Vieto, Charles Lavallee, Hugh M.
Thomas, Jr., Wilfred Barrow, Dave
White, Ellen Murdock, Roy Wat-
son, Raymond George y Nello Ro-
sania. Los suplentes son: Charles
Hummer, Gary Dunsmoor, Joanne
Mathis, Winston Bell, Antonio
Su6scum y Pablo Salas. W. A.
Sullivan fue nombrado miembro
principal, como lo ordenan los
La nueva directive estA compues-
ta por empleados civiles del Canal
de Panama, el Ej6rcito, la Armada,
la Fuerza A6rea y la Agencia
Federal de Aviaci6n.
La Directiva de Seguros Colec-
tivos protege los intereses de los
empleados en la implementaci6n
de las normas de seguro; se en-
carga de que la compaeiia asegura-
dora arregle los reclamos just y
rapidamente inspecciona peri6di-
camente las operaciones de la ase-

Spillway Cambia

Cierre de Planas
De acuerdo con las actuales me-
didas de austeridad, la Imprenta
del Canal de Panami cambiarA a
partir del 17 de febrero, el turno
de noche del Departamento de
Composici6n a servir en el turno
de dia. Este cambio significa que
todos los cierres de plan del
SPILLWAY se adelantarin en 1 dia.
A partir de la edici6n del 27
de febrero, todo el material a pu-
blicarse deberA estar en la Oficina
de Prensa 1 semana antes de la
fecha en que se desea se publique.
S61o el material urgente podrA ser
aceptado, a mas tardar el lunes y
procesado a tiempo para que apa-
rezca el viernes de la misma
Como se anunci6 antes, no ha-
brai SPILLWAY la pr6xima semana
debido al feriado legal del natalicio
de George Washington que es el
pr6ximo lunes.


Las escuelas estadounidenses y
latinoamericanas al igual que las
viviendas seran consolidadas en la
Zona del Canal y se reducirA sig-
nificativamente el nimero de po-
siciones de seguridad, declar6 re-
cientemente el Gobernador H. R.
Parfitt a representantes laborales y
de consejos civicos.
Despuds de dar una explicaci6n
al grupo sobre la situaci6n finan-
ciera de la empresa del Canal, el
Gobernador seial6 ademAs una se-

En La Chorrera

Tend rn Feria

Hasta el Lunes
Hasta el lunes 16, tendra lugar
la XVI Feria de La Chorrera, el
event regional mas concurrido de
today la Republica de Panama y
que fue inaugurada el pasado
miCrcoles 11 de febrero.
Este event folkl6rico, agrope-
cuario e industrial, tiene lugar en
un amplia area propia, con jardines,
fuentes y pabellones permanentes
donde las empresas industrials
mis importantes del pais exhiben
sus products.
Una de las mayores atracciones
de esta feria consiste en las com-
petencias de equitaci6n, que se
escenifican todos los anos en una
pista especial situada dentro de los
terrenos de la feria.
Ademas de las exposiciones de
products industrials, de ganado
vacuno, caballar y porcino, de la
industrial avicola, de excelentes
products agricolas y de magnifi-
cos products de la pcquefia arte-
sania, la Feria de La Chorrera se
distingue por la mfsica tipica que
alli se escucha y por los alegres
bailes tipicos y populares que tie-
nen lugar en various sitios de la
feria. Todo ello contribute a que
practicamente la ciudad de Pana-
ma se vuelque en La Chorrera en
estos dias.
La Chorrera se encuentra a poco
menos de 20 mills al occidente
de la ciudad de Panama sobre la
Carretera Interamericana.

El Gobernador Harold R. Parfitt es entrevistado por Per Kristian Gud-
mundsen, director y productor de la Radio y Televisi6n de Noruega, en
frente del Edificio de Administraci6n en Balboa Heights. El equipo
cincmatografico se encontraba en el Istmo preparando una series de
programs sobre PanamA y el Canal. A la derecha estin Per Arne Bjerke,
tdcnico de sonido y Petter Myhren, camar6grafo.

rie de medidas de austeridad que
ya han sido tomadas; algunas que
estan siendo consideradas y otras
Areas de operaci6n que estan sien-
do analizadas en un esfuerzo por
compensar la gran baja habida en
el trAfico y en los ingresos por
peajes del Canal.
Los ingresos por peajes, sefial6
el Gobernador, se calculan en $10
millones menos que el afio pasado,
cuando la Compafiia del Canal
tuvo un deficit de $8.2 millones.
Ademas, la inflaci6n ha elevado los
costs en aproximadamente $25
millones mis.
A la vez que reconoci6 que s6lo
con medidas de economic locales
no es probable que se logre elimi-
nar el considerable deficit que se
proyecta para el Afio Fiscal 1976,
el Gobernador seilal6 que no obs-
tante, es esencial tomar todas las
medidas posibles y prudentes para
lograr las maximas economics.
AdemAs de las medidas que ya
se han tornado, tales como reduc-
ci6n en las cuadrillas de las esclu-
sas, de lanchas, de pasabarcos,
practices y otro personal cuyo in-
dice de trabajo ha sido afectado
directamente por la disminuci6n
en el nimero de trAnsitos y la
posposici6n de proyectos de man-
tenimiento, el Gobernador Parfitt
anunci6 cambios adicionales que
se haran inmediatamente:
-Reducir servicios de ventas al
deal en Rainbow City y Marga-
-Convertir los almacenes de
ventas al detal de Gamboa y Pa-
raiso en mercaditos, con un inven-
tario mis limitado de mercancias.
-Limitar los correos de Balboa
y Crist6bal a operaciones de 5
dias, pero continuar distribuyendo
el correo en los apartados los
saibados y domingos.
-Cerrar la piscina de Catfn.
-Retirar la lancha Anayansi Tu
junto con las ya retiradas lanchas
Blue Runner y Las Cruces.
El Gobernador inform que la
Junta Directiva del Canal de Pa-
namA habia ordenado que se hi-
cieran studios de otras Areas de
actividad tales como la imprenta,
la lavanderia de Anc6n, el Hos-
pital Coco Solo, el vapor Cristdbal
y las normas de personal relatives
a vacaciones. Infonn6 ademas que
se estAn tenninando studios que
afectarAn el limited entire sueldos
locales y estadounidenses y eligibi-
lidad para el pago del diferencial
tropical. Decline especular sobre
detalles de dichos studios debido
a que afectan a empleados de
todas las agencies que opera en
la Zona del Canal y que serAn
tratados en un process de con-
sulta que se ha de iniciar alrede-
dot del 17 de febrero. Sin embar-
go, cala6 los temores de que se
elimine completamente el diferen-
cial tropical.
Bcspecto a la consolidaci6n de
las escuelas estadounidenses y lati-
noamericanas, el Cobernador ex-
plico que senr puesta en pnictica
sin mnernar la calidad de educa-
cian qice se imparted en las escuelas
de la Zona del Canal. La primer
fase, que comenzani inmediata-
mcnte, envucl'e a un nt'mero li-
mitado de estudiantes y no con-
templa traslados de maestros, dijo
cl (ohbernador. La segunda fase,
programada para marzo de 1977,
sc harAt despuis de que se haya
establecido un plan detallado para
su aplicacirn. Parfitt sofial quce
solo los maestros no cstalouitidrn-
ses completamente capacitados en
(Continua en la pigina 4)



Febrero 13, 1976

[IEn Su wa_ OGente en la Noticia

Desde el 13 hasta el 19 de Febrero de 1976

Aire Acondicionado
Domingo y lunes-Open Season (SIT) (R)
Martes-The Cross and the Switchblade y
Super Cops (PG)
Miercoles-Kid Blue y Santana Kills Them
All (PG)
Jueevs-The Towering Inferno (PG)

Domingo-Rooster Cogburn (PG)
Martes-The Odessa File (SIT) (PG)

Mi6rcoles-Super Fly T.N.T. y The Queen
Boxer (SIT) (R)
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 parte de la pelfcula no
sera apta para nilos. (R) Restringida. Los
j6venes de menos de 17 aios no seran admi-
tidos, a no ser que Ileguen acompaiados de
uno de los padres o por su guardian legal.
(X) No se admitira menores de 17 alos.
(SIT) Pelicula con titulos en espaiol.
(BW) Pelicula en blanco y negro.

C0 anl l a * " En colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Usurpadora
3:00-La Mujer, el Arte
y el Hogar*
3:30.-Dimension Desconocida
4:00-Plaza S6samo*
5:00-Nuestro Mundo
5:30-Usa tu Imaginaci6no
6:00-Agente 90
6:30-Tevedds Informa
7:30-Los Waltons
8:30-Accidn y Misterio*
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:20-Ultima Tanda

11:30-Cocina Oster*
12:00-El Show de Paul Lynde
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Polla Hipica Deportiva
6:00-Lucha Contra la
6:30-Tevedds Informa
7:30-Cosmos 1999
9:30-Historia Policial*
10:30-Cine de Oreo y B. y N.

11:30-Todo por la Patria
12:00- Sorteo de la Loteria
12:30-Lo Mejor del Boxeo
1:30-Los Invencibles Nemesis
2:30-Los 2 Mosqueteros
3:30--Cine de Acci6n
5:30-Speedy GonzAlezO
7:00-Doia Barbara*

10:00-Superestrenoo y B. y N.

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Usurpadora
3:00-La Mujer, el Arte
y el Hogar*
3:30-Dimensi6n Desconocida
4:00-Plaza Sdsamo'
5:00-Los Supers6nicos
5:30-El Pajaro Loco
6:30-Tevedos Informa
7:30-Aventuras del Camino*
8:30-Archive Confidencial
9:30-Entre Amigos*
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:20-Ultima Tanda

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Usurpadora
2:00-Plaza S6samo
3:00-La Mujer, el Arte
y el Hogar*
3:30-Dimensi6n Desconocida
4:00-Plaza Sisamoa
5:00-Capitan Escarlata
5:30-Benito y Cecilio*
6:00-Corre, Joe, Corre*
6:30-Teved6s Informa
8:30-Cine Favorite
10:00-Ultimas Noticias

10:20-Ultima Tanda

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Sorteo de la Loteria
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Usurpadora
3:00-La Mujer, el Arte
y el Hogar"
3:30-Dimensi6n Desconocida
4:00-Plaza Sdsamoo
5:00-Catedrbticos del Aire
5:30-El Gran Chaparral *
6:00-El Conde de
6:30-Tevedds Informa
7:30-Kung Fu*
8:30-Las Calles de
San Francisco
10:00-Ultimas Naticias
10:20-Ultima Tanda

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Los Picapiedras
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Usurpadora
3:00-La Mujer, el Arte
y el Hogar"
3:30-Dimensi6n Desconocida
4:00-Plaza Sdsamoo
5:00-El Correcaminos
5:30-El Show de Bugs
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-La Guerra y la Paz*
8:30-Trilogia Policiaca
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:30-Ultima Tanda

dEla n l 4: * En colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.

11:00-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar*
11:45-El Valle de los
1:30-El Hijo de Angela
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes*
3:30-Hombre de Acero
4:00-Kimba el Leoncito
4:30-Emergencia Juvenil*
5:00-Area 120
5:30-Corsarios y Filihusteros
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
8:00-Lucia Sombra
10:00 Cuesti6n^de Minutes

10:00-Camino de la Verdad
10:30-Festival de Cartones
11:30-Huckleberry Finno
12:00-Una Chica con Algo
1:00-Hogar Dulce Hogar*
1:30-Sdbados con Martinez
4:00-Viaje al Fondo
del Mar*
6:00--Telenoticias RPC
9:00-Marcus Welby*
10:00-Cine Monumental

9:00-Himno Nacional
9:15-Aprenda Ingl6s
10:00--Programa Canal 6
10:30-Todo per la Patria*
12:00--Silvese Quien Pueda
12:30-El Circo, Pista de
las Estrellas

130--Domingo Deportivo
7:00-La Leona de Dos
9:00-Cazador de
10:15-Gran Teatro

11:00-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar*
11:45-El Valle de los
12:15- Variedades del Lunes*
1:30-El Hijo de Angela
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes*
3:30-Hombre de Acero
4:00-Kimba el Leoncito
4:30-Emergencia Juvenil�
5:00-Area 120
5:30-Corsarios y Filibusteros
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Chespirito *
8:00-Lucia Sombra
10:00-Cuestion de Minutos
10:15-Edici6n Especial 0
10:50-Programa Educative
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar*
11:45-El Valle de los
12:15-El Show de los
1:30-El Hijo de Angela
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes*
3:30-Hombre de Acero
4:00-Kimba el Leoncito
4:30-Emergencia Juvenil*
5:00-Area 120
5:30-Corsarios y Filibusteros
6:00--Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Paginas de OroO
8:00-Lucia Sombra

1:00- uesti n de Minutos

11:00-Quo Facil es Coser
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar*
11:45-EI Valle de los
12:00-Sorteo del Miercolito
12:15-El Show de los
1:30-El Hijo de Angela
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes*
3:30-Hombre de Acero
4:00-Kimba el Leoncito
4:30-Emergencia Juvenil*
5:00-Area 120
5:30-Corsarios y Filibusteros
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
8:00-Lucia Sombra
10:00-Cuestidn de Minutos

10:45--Programa Educative
11:15-El Arts de CocinarO
11:45-El Valle de los
1:30-El Hijo de Angela
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes�
3:30-Hombre de Acero
4:00-Kimba el Leoncito
4:30-Emergencia Juvenil*
5:00-Area 120
5:30-Corsarios y Filibusteros
6:00--Telenoticias RPC
8:00-Lucia Sombra
1000-Cuesti6n de Minutos

Es raro encontrar un hombre
que s6lo habla de lo much que le
gusta su trabajo.
Y, por cierto que los que sien-
ten pereza cuando tienen que botar
la basura, cortar la hierba, regar
el c6sped alrededor de sus casas
tal vez no comprendan el entusias-
mo que siente Ernesto Cordovez
Denis por su trabajo.
Como Superintendente del Ramo
de Ornato y Aseo de la Divisi6n
de Servicios Comunales, Cordovez
tiene la responsabilidad de mante-
ner 4,000 acres de predios en la
Zona del Canal, encargfndose de
que las 88 millas de calls esten
limpias, de que se recojan los des-
perdicios, de que corte la hierba
al igual que los Arboles y se man-
tengan los cementerios.
Cordovez naci6 y creci6 en la
ciudad de PanamA. Al terminar la
primaria en Panama, sigui6 estu-
dios secundarios en Balboa, donde
se gradu6 y asisti6 a la Universi-
dad de la Zona del Canal, antes
de dirigirse a los Estados Unidos a
completar sus studios. De regreso
en la patria, despu6s de obtener
una Licenciatura en Agricultura
Mecanizada, en la Universidad Po-
lit6cnica Estatal de California, en
San Luis Obispo, fue a prestar ser-
vicios en el Departamento de
Agronomia del Ministerio de Agri-
cultura de Panama. Estuvo a cargo
del equipo mecanizado y del pro-
grama de irrigaci6n del Gobierno
de Panama, antes de ser nombrado
supervisor del Servicio de Exten-
si6n Agricola.
En dicha posici6n, supervisaba
los clubes 4S (similares a los 4H
de los Estados Unidos) que se en-
contraban desde la ciudad capital
hasta en las provincias de Dari6n,
Cocld y Col6n. Trabajaba con los
agricultores ensefidndoles mejores
m6todos de cultivo, mientras que
la expert en economic domestica
del equipo ensefiaba a las mujeres
a preparar comidas nutritivas con
los alimentos que sus esposos cul-
En 1968, Cordovez ingres6 a la
empresa del Canal de Panami.
Antes de ser nombrado superinten-
dente de Ornato y Aseo fue agr6-
nomo de mantenimiento de predios,
supervisor de predios en el Distrito
Norte y luego en el Distrito Sur.
Dice que su ramo es una enti-
dad dinAmica, ansiosa de enfren-
tarse al reto de los cambios y me-
joras, con un espiritu de trabajo
en -equipo que garantiza el 6xito
de cualquier organismo. Su mayor
preocupaci6n es poner en servicio
un cami6n forestal, recientemente

Ostentando la Medalla de Enco-
mio del Ej6rcito, el Sargento de
Primera Clase George A. Harder,
sostiene el certificado que la acom-
paila y que lo cita por "su compe-
tencia t6cnica y sus concepts
avanzados de ensefianza". Dicha
medalla, que el Departamento del
Ej6rcito otorga por servicio excep-
cionalmente meritorio, corresponde
al period de diciembre de 1971
a octubre de 1975, cuando Harder
fue destacado como instructor en
Reparaciones de Equipo Bioma-
dico, Divisi6n de Equipo M6dico,
Escuela de Equipo Medico y Op-
tico, de la Academia de Ciencias de
Salubridad en Fuerte Sam Houston,
Texas. Actualmente, Harder se de-
sempefia como Jefe de Manteni-
miento de Equipo Biom6dico en
el Servicio de Logistica e Instala-
ciones de la Direcci6n de Salubri-
dad del Canal de Panama.

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11 'O MAP(

adquirido, que cuenta con un agui-
16n de 45 pies, un desmenuzador
y accesorios operados con energia
hidrAulica que permitirAn ejecutar
tareas que generalmente consume
much tiempo, tales como podar
arboles y cortar las pencas de la
parte mAs alta de las palmeras, rA-
pida y econ6micamente. Explica
que el desmenuzador de la mAqui-
na mejorarA la ecologia en dos
formas: convirtiendo los desperdi-
cios en abono compuesto y fertili-
zando el terreno, con lo que se
eliminarA la prActica de la quema.
Tambi6n prev6 el tiempo en que
los trabajadores utilizarAn podado-
ras mecinicas en lugar del anti-
cuado machete.
Ain en los fines de semana,
Cordovez dedica su tiempo a la
agriculture y atiende una planta-
ci6n de citricos que tiene en su
finca cerca de Chame, experimen-

USO-J Ofrece Nuevo

Curso Para las Damas
"Vease Bien, Si6ntase Bien, Est6
Bien" es el intrigante nombre de
una clase sobre commo estar com-
pletamente bien de salud, que se
dictara a mujeres de todas las eda-
des, desde el 19 de febrero, en
USO-J de Balboa. La instructor
de la clase, Elka Leland describe
el curso como una introducci6n
para algunas maneras nuevas, in-
teresantes y divertidas de cultivar
la salud del cuerpo, la mente y el
"Viase Bien, Sidntase Bien, Este
Bien" se dictara los jueves en la
nafiana, de 9 a 11, durante 6 se-
manas, a partir del 19 de febrero
y terminart el 25 de marzo. El
costo de la matricula es de $35,
de los cuales $20 hay que pagarlos
en el moment de registrarse. S61o
habral cupo para 15 damas. Ya se
esta registrando a las interesadas
en el USO-J. Para mayor infor-
maci6n, Ilame al 52-5972.

tando para mantenerse al dia con
las mAs modernas t6cnicas 'de la
Cordovez pertenece desde hace
tiempo al Club Active 20-30, inte-
grado por j6venes ejecutivos que
prestan voluntariamente sus cono-
cimientos en muchos campos para
bien de la comunidad, especial-
mente en actividades dirigidas ha-
cia la juventud del pais.
Ha servido en el 20-30 como
director en Col6n, en Panama lo
ha sido en dos ocasiones, ademis
de segundo vicepresidente y ac-
tualmente es secretario tesorero
del Distrito Panama-Colombia del
club. Tambi6n fue socio fundador
del club de Cali, que fue el pri-
mer 20-30 que se estableci6 en
Sur Am6rica.
Cordovez vive en el barrio de
Bellavista con sus dos hijos, Ana
Maria, de 9 afios, y Ernesto, de 7.
Julio Cordovez Denis, su her-
mano, trabaja para la empresa del
Canal como arquitecto en la Di-
recci6n de Ingenieria y Construc-

Anuncian Cambios en

La Despedida de Mead
Se ban efectuado various cambios
en la fiesta de despedida que se
ofrecera el 21 de febrero a David
"Fred" Mead, Jefe del Ramo de
Administraci6n de Archivos.
La fiesta seri en el Club Elks
de Balboa. Los boletos costarin
$8 e incluirin una cena ambig6 a
base de asado y de arroz con polio,
meisica por Lucho Azcrraga desde
las 8 p.m. a la medianoche y un
regalo. Los cocteles se servirin de
las 6:30 a 7 p.m. Los caballeros
vestirAn guayabera.
Para reservaciones y boletos, Ila-
mar a: John Fallon, 52-3164; Vie
Melant, 52-6175; Mel Little, 52-
7507; Kari McIlvaine, 52-7995;
Woodly Woodruff, 52-2491 o a
Joan Corliss, 43-1615.

Spillway del Canal de Panama




de la Zona del Canal de Informacion
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-
duccion va fuere verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6nica o noticia aqui
aparccida, sin necesidad de solicitud expresa. El material que se desee
publicar en el SPILLWAY deberat estar en la Oficina de Prensa del Canal
de Panama a mis tardar el lunes a las 4 p.m. de la semana de publica-
ci6n. Solamentc el material urgente puede ser recibido y procesado para
ser usado la misma semana a mAis tardar el martes al mediodia. Distri-
bucion gratis a todos los empleados del Canal de PanamA. Valor de la
subscripei6n para otros, $6 al afio. Por correo a6reo $19. Para estudian-
tes, $4, correo regular solamentc. Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos
a The Panama Canal Company y dirigidos a: Jefe de Servicios Admi-
nistrativos, Subscripciones del SPIIILWAY, Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

PAgina 2

Febrcro 13, 1976


Paigina 3

Nueva Estampilla A. Sed da es Com and ante

Venderin Desde
Mercer JeFe de Bomberos

El Gobernador H. R. Parfitt firma una proclama designando la semana
del 22 al 28 de febrero como Semana Nacional del Ingeniero en la Zona
del Canal y la entrega a funcionarios de la Sociedad de Ingenieros
Profesionales de la Zona del Canal. De pie, desde la izquierda: William
De La Mater, ex president y director national; Ren6 Van Hoorde, I.P.,
vicepresidente; Carl Riggs, I.P., president y Georges Bouche, I.P.,
president electo y president del Comit6 Organizador de la Semana
Nacional del Ingeniero. El 27 de febrero fue designado Dia del Ingeniero
y Arquitecto en la Zona del Canal.

Habra Gran Programa en

La Semana del Ingeniero

El Gobernador H. R. Parfitt
firm recientemente una proclama,
declarando la semana del 22 al 28
de febrero como la Semana Nacio-
nal del Ingeniero en la Zona del
Canal y fijando el viernes 27 de
febrero come el Dia del Ingeniero
y del Arquitecto.
En su proclama, el Gobemador
sefial6 que las sociedades de inge-
nieros de los Estados Unidos han
patrocinado la Semana Nacional
del Ingeniero durante los filtimos
24 afios con el fin de familiarizar
al p6blico con la profesi6n de la
ingenieria y el papel que desem-
pefia en el bienestar del pais. In-
dic6 que el Canal de Panama,
desde hace tiempo reconocido
como una de las maravillas de la
ingenieria en el mundo, es un
ejemplo clsico de las contribu-
ciones que a nuestro nivel de vida
ha hecho la aplicaci6n prActica de
los conocimientos cientificos del
Entre las actividades que se pre-
paran para la Semana del Inge-
niero hay giras de "Proyectos de
Ingenieria del Pasado y del Pre-
sente", desde el 23 al 27 de fe-
brero, para todos los alumnos de
sexto grado; una gira y una charla
de orientaci6n en el Proyecto de
Control de Trafico Maritime. (La
charla de orientaci6n, con diapo-
sitivas, seri de 10 a 11 a.m. y la
gira por las Instalaciones del Sis-
tema, de 11 a 12 del dia, el saba-
do 28 de febrero.) Ademas habrA

Joven Local Obtiene

Honor Universitario
Millie Soto, hija de Ismael Soto
y Sra. Cenobia de Soto, residents
de Balboa, alumna de primer aino
en cl Westmont College, de Santa
BArbara, California, es una de tres
estudiantes de ese colegio selec-
cionados para un program hono-
rifico cooperative intercolegial de
studio de campo e investigaci6n
individual sobre el Cobierno en
Acci6n, patrocinado por la Amer-
ican University de \ i i,,. ....
Estudiante de ciencias political,
Millie ha ingresado al select gru-
po de estudiantes de honor de
todos los estados de Estados Uni-
dos que participan en el Programa
de in Semestre en Washington,
que include 16 unidades de estu-
dio, un seminario, un proyecto de
studio independiente, cursos es-
cogidos de la American University
y un internado optional. A los es-
tudiantes so les explican los pro-
ccsos del gobierno y se relacionan
activansente, por medio de semi-
nlrios, con funcionarios pfblicos y
figiras political.
Millie naci6 en San Juan, Puerto
Hic, y se gradud en 1973 en la
Escnela Secundaria de Balboa.

un paseo a bordo del buque gr6a
Atlas por el Corte Gaillard y el
Lago Gatfn, el mi6rcoles 25 de
febrero. El Atlas partirA del desem-
barcadero de la Divisi6n de Dra-
gado a las 6 p.m.
Los boletos para el paseo en el
Atlas por el Canal, que incluyen
comida, refrescos y cerveza, cos-
tarin $8.25 por persona.
Para las reservaciones del paseo
por el Canal se deberi Ilamar a
Antonio Raven, al 52-7763 o a
Georges Bouche, al 52-3507.
Las personas que deseen tomar
parte en la gira del Sistema de
Control de Trafico Maritimo o
asistir a la charla de orientaci6n
pueden llamar a Frank Lee al

George W. Harding, mozo de oficios-servicio
de comidas, Divisi6n de Aduanas, sector
Pacifico: 30 aios, 9 meses, 8 dias.
John Harriott, capataz marinero, Divisi6n de
Puertos, sector Atlantico: 32 aios, 6
meses, 17 dias.
Sra. Grace F. Hayles, trabajadora-secci6n
de legumbres, Divisi6n de Abastos, sector
Pacifico: 30 alios, 3 meses, 11 dias.
Sra. Katherine G. Headrick, oficinista de
contabilidad (estenografia), Divisi6n de
Dragado, sector Pacifico: 25 afios, 10 me-
ses, 18 dias.
Fitzherbert Heath, capataz encargado de
abastecimiento de agua a buques en
tr6nsito, Divisi6n de Terminales, sector
Atlantico: 36 anos, 5 meses, 22 dias.
Crist6bal Herrera, aseador, Divisi6n de Ser-
vicios Comunales, sector Pacifico: 28
aios, 2 meses, 13 dias.
Manuel A. Herrera, encargado de manteni-
miento, Divisi6n de Aduanas, sector Pacf-
fico: 29 aios, 9 meses, 6 dias.
Laureano Hidalgo, botero, Divisi6n de Dra-
gado, sector Pacifico: 32 anos, 11 meses,
14 dias.
Evelyn A. Hinds, capataz carnicero, Divi-
si6n de Abastos, sector Pacifico: 38 aios,
8 meses, 27 dias.
Clarence E. Holder, pintor, Divisidn de Man-
tenimiento, sector Pacifico: 38 aros,
11 meses, 25 dias.
IvAn B. Hooker, capataz aseador, Divisi6n
de Servicios Comunales, sector Pacifico:
36 aios, 4 meses, 10 dias.
John E. Hotz, funcionario de seguridad, Di-
visi6n de ProtecciOn al Canal, sector
Atlantico: 33 alos, 12 dias.
Nettle C. Howell, moza de oficios-Servicio
de Comidas, Divisidn de Abastos, sector
Pacifico: 32 aios, 9 meses, 29 dias.
Elmer J. Hruska, tdcnico de n6minas, Con-
taduria General-Ramo de N6minas, sec-
tor Pacifico: 36 aios, 1 mes, 19 dias.
Granville Hunte, carpintero, Divisi6n Indus-
trial, sector Pacifico: 38 aios, 9 meses,
14 dias.
Charles E. Hurdle, controlador de plagas,
Division de Sanidad, sector Pacifico: 31
aios, 8 meses, 1 dia.
Edward J. Husum, Jr., teniente de policia,
Division de Policia, sector Pacifico: 31
anos, 13 dias.
Oscar Jackson, operario de vehiculos a mo-
tor, Divisi6n de Transporte a Motor, sec-
tor Pacifico: 33 aios, 1 mes, 4 dias.
Ralph S. Jackson, aseador, Divisi6n de Ser-
vicios Comunales, sector Pacifico: 41
aios, 2 mess, 14 dias.

El 23 en Balboa
Una nueva estampilla ordinaria
de 13 centavos seri puesta a la
venta en el Correo de Balboa el
lunes 23 de febrero.
La estampilla ostenta una re-
producci6n de la pintura de la
Draga de Cuchar6n Cascadas del
Canal de Panama, original del ar-
tista local Alwyn Sprague. En el
disefio se utilizan varies tons de
Ese mismo dia, se pondri a la
venta un sobre nuevo de 13 cen-
tavos. La estampilla repujada en
el sobre represent una nave en
trAnsito por el Corte Gaillard. El
color del fondo es predominante-
mente pfrpura, pero las colinas,
el barco y la denominaci6n esta-
rin repujados en blanco.
Los coleccionistas que deseen
cancelaciones de primer dia de la
nueva estampilla deberin enviar
su solicitud a la Agencia FilatBlica
de Balboa, Zona del Canal. Las
solicitudes para cancelaciones de
primer dia de la nueva estampilla
deberin incluir sobres con la di-
recci6n y el porte de correos. Cada
cubierta deberA estar marcada a
lApiz en la esquina superior dere-
cha, sefialando el n6mero de es-
tampillas que deberin ponerse. Los
sobres que se manden deberin ser
del tamafio ordinario de carta, con
la direcci6n correct, contener un
incluso de medio peso y tener el
cierre doblado para adentro o
Las solicitudes de cancelaci6n
de primer dia para el nuevo sobre
de 13 centavos deberan incluir un
porte de 14 centavos por cada
sobre que se desee.
No se aceptarin cheques perso-
nales ni estampillas como pago. El
sobre que contenga su orden de-
bera decir "First-Day Covers".
No se podrin tender solicitudes
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

(Viene del numero anterior)
Valentin Ja6n, obrero, Divisi6n de Servicios
Comunales, sector Pacifico: 34 anos, 8
meses, 25 dias.
Alexander James, lubricador, Divisi6n Indus-
trial, sector Pacifico: 38 aros, 9 meses,
18 dias.
Walter D. Johnston, capataz general de man-
tenimiento de instalaciones, Divisi6n de
Esclusas, sector Atlintico: 28 ailos, 11
meses, 26 dias.
Napole6n Jones, mariners de lancha motora,
Division de Puertos, sector Atlintico:
30 afios, 6 meses, 19 dias.
Sydney E. Jones, aseador, Divisi6n de Ser-
vicios Comunales, sector Pacifico: 36
atos, 3 dias.
Artiliano Jordan, estibador, Divisi6n de Ter-
minales, sector Pacifico: 27 anos, 10
mess, 16 dias.
Philip Joseph, encargado de cuarto de he-
rramientas, Divisi6n de Mantenimiento,
sector Pacifico: 39 aios, 9 meses, 15
Charles T. Kaufman, Primer Operario de
Planta Hidroelectrica, Divisi6n de Elec-
tricidad, sector Pacifico: 32 alos, 6 me-
ses, 11 dias.
William H. Keller, Jr., primer maestro de
esclusas, Divisi6n de Esclusas, sector
Pacifico: 35 aios, 2 meses, 19 dias.
Verona G. Kellman, ayudante de enfermeria,
Hospital Gorgas, sector Pacifico: 30 alos,
7 meses, 13 dias.
George Kelly, capataz operario de gria, Di-
visi6n de Terminales, sector Atlintico:
30 aios, 1 mes, 22 dias.
Jos6 R. Kelly, operario de lancha motora,
Division de Puertos, sector Atlintico:
31 aios, 5 meses, 21 dias.
Louis W. King, subjefe despachador de ve-
hiculos a motor, Divisi6n de Transporte
a Motor, sector Atlantico: 41 aiios, 3
meses, 9 dias.
Robert L. Knapp, capataz artesano en tra-
bajos en madera, Divisi6n de Manteni-
miento, sector Pacifico: 38 alos, 7 me-
ses, 2 dias.
Rebert W. Lawyer, inspector (capitin), Divi-
si6n de Policia, sector Pacifico: 34 aios,
11 meses, 27 dias.
Carlos B. Ledezma, capataz pasacables, Di-
si6n de Puertos, sector Pacifico: 35 alos,
13 dias.
Procopio Londoiio, controlador de plagas,
Division de Sanidad, sector Pacifico: 35
aios, 11 meses, 1 dia.
Carlos L6pez, capataz controlador de plagas,
Division de Sanidad, sector Pacifico: 33
anios, 7 meses, 3 dias.
Constantito Ldpez, pasacables, Divisi6n de

Arnnando Sedda, Subjefe Thcni-
co Cartogrifico en el Ramo de
Topografia de la Divisi6n de In-
genieria del Canal de Panama y
miembro voluntario del Benem6-
rito Cuerpo de Bomberos de Pana-
ma desde hace mis de 38 afios,
fue ascendido recientemente a
Comandante Tercer Jefe de dicha
Al alcanzar esa alta posici6n,
Sedda culmina una carrera que
inici6 el 8 de agosto de 1937,
cuando ingres6 como bombero raso
al Cuerpo de Bomberos de Pa-
Armando Sedda se incorpor6 al
Canal de Panama el 18 de abril
de 1951 como auxiliar de topogra-
fia cartogrAfica y con el pasar de
los afios, ha ido ascendiendo hasta
la posici6n que actualmente ocu-
pa, a cargo de la Secci6n de Dibujo
CartogrAfico, en el Ramo de To-
pografia. En 1964 y en 1972.
recibi6 el Premio por Desempeiio
Sobresaliente en el Trabajo.


Armando Sedda

Puertos, sector Pacifico: 29 anos, 2 me-
ses, 3 dias.
Joseph W. Lord, ayudante soldador, Divisi6n
Industrial, sector Atlantico: 42 aios,
5 meses, 13 dias.
David W. Lowe, Jr., Comandante de Distrito
de Bomberos, Divisi6n de Bomberos, sec-
tor Pacifico: 35 aios, 1 mes, 22 dias.
Preston W. McBarnette, supervisor de frigo-
rifico, Divisi6n de Abastos, sector Paci-
fico: 39 anos, 6 meses, 2 dias.
Maurice M. McCullough, Superintendente de
la Division de Transporte a Motor, sector
Pacifico: 31 aios, 9 meses, 24 dias.
Roderick N. MacDonnell, capataz general de
Mantenimiento de Edificios, Divisi6n de
Mantenimiento, sector Pacifico: 23 ailos,
7 dias.
Sixto Madariaga, capataz almacenero, Divi-
si6n de Almacenes, sector Pacifico: 31
aiios, 3 meses, 5 dias.
Emily R. Malcolm, cajera de almacin, Divi-
si6n de Abastos, sector Pacifico: 32 anos,
6 meses, 10 dias.
James A. Marchuck, sargento de policia,
Division de Policia, sector Pacifico: 33
alos, 6 meses, 10 dias.
Luis C. Mark, estibador, Divisi6n de Termi-
nales, sector Atlantico: 26 alos, 9 meses,
13 dias.
Norbert H. Marquis, carpintero, Divisidn de
Mantenimiento, sector Pacifico: 36 anos,
5 meses, 10 dias.
Teddy A. Marti, primer maestro de esclu-
sas, Divisi6n de Esclusas, sector Pacifico:
38 aios, 5 meses, 13 dias.
Sebasti6n Martinez, obrero, Divisi6n de Ser-
vicios Comunales, sector Pacifico: 35
aios, 21 dias.
Rogelio Mastina, pasacables, Divisi6n de
Puertos, sector Pacifico: 31 aios, 3 me-
ses, 1 dia.
Cato May, teniente detective, Divisi6n de
Policia, sector Pacifico: 28 alios, 9 me-
ses, 12 dias.
Victor H. May, Jr., subjefe controlador de
trifico maritime, Divisi6n de Operacio-
nes de Trinsito, sector Atlintico: 32
aiies, 6 meses, 9 dias.
Tomds Mejia R., aseador, Divisi6n de Ser-
vicios Comunales, sector Pacifico: 32
anos, 4 meses, 17 dias.
Isabel Melgar, trabajador en mantenimiento
de irboles, Divisi6n de Servicios Comu-
nales, sector Pacifico: 33 ainos, 7 meses,
15 dias.
Wilfred A. Melise, guardia, Divisi6n de Pro-
tecci6n al Canal, sector Atlantico: 37
anos, 4 meses, 10 dias.
(Continfa en la pdgina 4)

En 1949, fue ascendido a Sub-
teniente en el Cuerpo de Bombe-
ros de Panami, a Teniente en
1953, a CapitAn en 1959 y a Ma-
yor en 1970. En cinco diferentes
ocasiones se le otorgaron barras
de plata por asistencia y conduct.
El Cuerpo de Bomberos de Pa-
nama lo ha condecorado con la
Medalla de 25 Ainos de Servicio,
con la Medalla de Oro "Panama"
y con la Medalla de Oro "Ricardo
Tambien ha recibido honors de
parte del Benemerito Cuerpo de
Bomberos de Guayaquil, Ecuador,
que lo ha condecorado con la Es-
trella de Octubre de Primera Clase
y con la Medalla al Merito de
Oro. AdemAs, ha sido designado
Comandante Honorario del Cuerpo
de Bomberos de Guayaquil.
Armando Sedda reside con su
esposa, Marquela Castro de Sedda,
en Altos de Bethania.

Recuerdan al Publico

Cierre de Almacenes
Se recuerda a los residents de
la Zona del Canal que la mayor
parte de las unidades de la Divi-
si6n de Abastos permanecerin
cerradas el lunes 16 de febrero,
por ser ese dia un feriado legal
debido a la celebraci6n del nata-
licio de George Washington.
Los supermercados, almacenes
de ventas al detail, cafeterias, las
unidades de venta de alimentos y
pequefias mercancias, las secciones
de ventas de conveniencia, los
centros de servicios comunales, al-
macenes, las 6pticas, la Lavanderia
de Anc6n y el Restaurante Drive-
Inn permaneceran cerrados ese
dia de fiesta.
Las cafeterias de Balboa y Mar-
garita cerrarAn a las 9 p.m. del 15
de febrero y abrirAn nuevamente
a las 5 a.m. del 17 de febrero.
Tres estaciones de gasoline abri-
rAn durante las horas regulars de
los dias de fiesta: La Boca, de 6:30
a.m. a 1 p.m.; Gamboa, de 8 a.m.
a 12 del dia, y Margarita, de 6:30
a.m. a 12 del dia.
Las canchas de boliche abririn
de 3:30 a 11:30 p.m. para activi-
dades de ligas programadas ante-
riormente, pero la refresqueria y
la heladeria de la Cancha de Bo-
liche de Balboa permanecerin

Tendrdn una Venduta
El Capitulo N9 4 "Hoja de He-
lecho" de la Orden de la Estrella
del Este, tendri una venta de
articulos de segunda mano, el 21
y 22 de febrero en el Templo
Mas6nico de Ancon.
HabrA mesas, que se alquilarin
a $5 por mesa y por dia. Se invita
a que participen todos aquellos
que tienen articulos de segunda
mano o manualidades para la ven-
ta. Se aceptarAn reservaciones para
espacio hasta el 18 de febrero.
Para mayor informaci6n, o para
hacer reservaciones, comunicarse
con Faye McKean, 52-2385 o con
BArbara Croft, 52-2226, despues
de las 6 p.m.

Habra Hora del Cuento

Los Sabados en Paraiso
Una Hora del Cuento de los
SAbados tendrA lugar, a partir de
manana a las 2 p.m., en la Biblio-
teca de Paraiso, para niios desde
edad preescolar hasta sexto grado
de las comunidades latinoameri-
La hora del cuento incluirA c6-
micas, peliculas educativas, cuen-
tos, juegos y refrescos para los
Se exhorta a los padres de fami-
lia a que envien a sus hijos a la
hora del cuento y que apoyen los
esfuerzos del Comit6 para el Mejo-
ramiento de la Comunidad.
Para informaci6n adicional los
padres de familiar pueden Ilamar a
Melania Small, 52-4310; Eleanor
Weeks, 52-7984; o a Amdel Blen-
man, 52-4303.

Jubilados de Enero

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Febrero 13, 1976

Seran Consolidadas
(Viene de la pdgina 1)
las materias y por su fluidez en el
idionma ingles serin clegibles para
traslado. Los maestros que no es-
t6n calificados, tendrAn prcferencia,
dijo, para que se les asigne a po-
siciones en otras Areas de la em-
presa. Recalc quIue no se relajarAn
los requisites de acreditaci6n. Se
inantendcrn estrictamente los dere-
chos de antigiiedad de los maes-
tros norteamericanos permanentes,
afiadi6, y no se despedirA a ningfn
maestro norteamnericano debido a
esta media.
De acuerdo con el plan de con-
solidaci6n de la vivienda, los ciu-
dadanos no estadounidenses que
actualmente ticnen residencias fa-
niliares en la Zona del Canal y
que reciben salario de nivel NM-7,
su equivalent o superior, pueden
competir con los ciudadanos esta-
dounidenses que poseen los mis-
imos requerimientos de grado en la
asignaci6n de la vivienda.
Los demas no estadounidenses
que tienen actualmente viviendas
familiares conservarain sus actua-
les derechos. Ademins, los ciudada-
nos estadounidenses que reciben
salaries por debajo del limited entire
salaries locales y estadounidenses,
cuya repatriaci6n es responsabili-
dad de la empresa del Canal y que
se encuentran actualmente en el
Istmo debido a su empleo con el
Canal de Panama, serin elegibles
para competir por casas en las que
actualmente se llaman comunida-
des latinoamericanas.

(Viene de la pdgina 3)
Jos6 M6ndez, artesano expert en madera,
Division de Mantenimiento, sector Paci-
fico: 36 aios, 2 meses, 15 dias.
Adolfo Mera, operario de montacargas de
trinche, Divisi6n de Almacenes, sector
Atl6ntico: 33 aios, 4 meses, 4 dias.
Ndstor A. Molina C., trabajador en pintura,
Division Industrial, sector Atlantico: 32
anios, 5 meses, 21 dias.
Daniel Moodie, estibador, Divisi6n de Ter-
minales, sector Atlintico: 26 a0os,
meses, 6 dias.
Jose Morcillo, estibador, Divisi6n de Termi-
nales, sector Pacifico: 33 aios, 2 meses,
21 dias.
Maxwell S. Morgan, almacenero, Divisi6n
de Mantenimiento, sector Pacifico: 32
anios, 4 meses, 19 dias.
Ralph V. Morris, pintor, Divisi6n de Mante-
nimiento, sector Pacifico: 36 atos, 5
meses, 12 dias.
Domingo Mufoz, estibador, Divisi6n de Ter-
minales, sector Pacifico: 19 aros, 19
dias. '
Jeffrey U. Nation, ayudante mecanico elec-
tr6nico, Divisi6n de Electricidad, sector
Pacifico: 40 aios, 9 moses, 3 dias.
Oswald Newhall, capataz mariners (remolca-
dores), Divisi6n de Puertos, sector Atlin-
tico: 33 aios, 2 meses, 1 dia.
Sra. Carlota P. de Nicholls, traba.adora de
almacin, Divisidn de Abastos, sector Pa-
cifico: 35 anos, 15 dias.
Josd A. Ortega, lubricador planta de equipo
flotante), Division de Puertos, sector
Pacifico: 34 aoes, 1 mes, 1 dia.
Octavio Ortega, carpintero, Divisi6n de
Mantenimiento, sector Pacifico: 31 aios,
8 meses, 13 dias.
Marcos E. Palacios, encargado de manteni-
miento, Centro de Salubridad Mental de
la Zona del Canal, sector Pacifico: 32
aiios, 5 meses, 27 dias.
Juan 0. Palermo, obrero, Divisi6n de Ser-
vicios Comunales, sector Pacifico: 30
aios, 1 mes, 29 dias.
Donald C. Parker, capataz general de ope-
raciones de manejo de combustible, Di-
visi6n de Abastecimiento de Combustible,
sector Atlantico: 36 aios, 3 meses, 7
Raymond D. Parker, ayudante de presupues-
to y contabilidad, Division de Transporte
a Motor, sector Pacifico: 38 asos, 11
meses, 25 dias.
Henry Peters, ayudante mecanico tornero,
Division de Esclusas, sector Pacifico: 33
anos, 5 meses, 16 dias.
Eric B. Phillips, capataz pasacables, Divi-
si6n de Puertos, sector Pacifico: 35 afos,
11 meses, 1 dia.
Rail H. Pinedo L., operario de vehiculos a
motor, Divisi6n de Transporte a Motor,
sector Atlantico: 32 aios, 6 meses, 28
Julio B. Pinillo, trabajador en manteni-
miento, Divisi6n de Ingenieria, secto:
Pacifico: 31 aios, 4 meses, 9 dias.
Burton L. Powell, jefe capataz (Salvamento
y Buceo), Divisi6n Industrial sector Atlin-
tico: 36 anos, 8 meses, 23 dias.
Jos6 Prens, operario de grda, Divisi6n de
Terminales, sector Atlantico: 25 aios,
3 meses, 2 dias.
Jcsd A. Ramirez, mozo de oficios-servicin
de comidas (hospital), Hospital Coco Solo,
sector Atlantico: 32 aros, 3 masses, 22
(Continuard el ]prxino nsrnuero)

La U.S. 216, fltima adici6n a la flota del Canal de
PanamA, fue disefiada y construida por la Divisi6n
Industrial utilizando una tecnica de construcci6n nue-
va en la empresa del Canal. La barcaza fue construida

para la Divisi6n de Dragado y, despu6s de su lanza-
miento en enero, transport tuberias de 100 pies de
largo hasta Gamboa.

Torneo Abierto Div. Industrial Construye

De Tenis Tendr Barcaza Muv Conveniente

Lugar en Marzo
El Club "Crossroads" de Tenis
invita a todos los jugadores de este
deported a participar en un tomeo
abierto de tenis que se jugarti el
mes entrante en las canchas de
tenis de Diablo, Balboa y Curund6.
Los sencillos de hombres y mu-
jeres, en las Clases A y B se juga-
rAn del 11 al 14 de marzo; los
doubles mixtos y los sencillos para
mayores (de 40 alios o mas), se
jugaran del 18 al 21 de marzo.
Las fechas limited para las inscrip-
ciones son: el 7 de marzo para los
sencillos de hombres y mujeres y
el 14 de marzo para los doubles
mixtos y para los sencillos de ma-
yores. La cuota de inscripci6n es
de $5 por equipo para los doubles
y de $5 por persona para los
El torneo se jugara en base a
una sola eliminaci6n. Los partidos
se jugarin de 4:30 a 9:30 p.m. los
dias de semana y de 7:30 a 8 p.m.
los fines de semana. El 8 de marzo
se harin los sorteos para los senci-
llos de hombres y mujeres y el 15
de marzo, los sorteos para los
doubles mixtos y los sencillos para
mayores. Se otorgarin premios a
los ganadores de primero y segun-
do lugar en cada division.
Los formularios de inscripci6n
deberin ser enviados a: Crossroads
Tennis Club, Box 1546, Balboa,
C.Z. Para mis informaci6n, Ilamar
a Gersham Pryce al 85-3215.

Bomberos Quitaran

Viejos Extintores

De las Residencias
Los extintores de 2% galones de
capacidad, del tipo de soda y
acido, de color rojo y que se en-
cuentran en areas communes de las
residencias de la Zona del Canal,
estain siendo retirados gradualmen-
te por la Divisi6n de Bomberos,
para eliminar posibles peligros a
la seguridad.
Bajo ciertas condiciones, estos
extintores, ya obsoletos, se ha en-
contrado que desarrollan presiones
supcriorcs a las que estAn supues-
tos a soportar. Estin siendo re-
emplazados por un nuevo tipo
aprobado, s61o en las casas de cua-
tro families, de 12 families y de
solteros que tienen una sola salida.
Las personas que ocupan otro
tipo de residencias, que estin ex-
cluidas del program de reempla-
zos y las que deseen adquirir
extintores adicionales, pueden com-
prarlos en los almaccnes del Canal
de IPalnamA. Con la Division de
1Bo3mberrs puede conseguirse mayor
informiacion relacionada con los
taafianos y especificaciones para las
necesidadcs de cada persona.

La uiltima adicion a la flota del
Canal de PanamA es la barcaza
U.S. 216. Disefiada y construida
por la Divisi6n Industrial para la
Division de Dragado, fue termi-
mada y lanzada al agua a principios
de este mes.
La barcaza tiene 90 pies de
largo y 28 de ancho, una altura
de 8 pies y pesa 64 toneladas.
Utilizando un t6cnica de cons-
trucciOn nneva en el Canal de
Panama y particularmente adapta-
da al clima y las instalaciones lo-
cales, la U.S. 216 fue construida
en cinco secciones separadas, de
manera que todo el trabajo se pudo
hacer dentro del Taller de Trabajos

Habra Despedida Para

Jefe de los Bomberos
El 5 de marzo, a las 6:30 p.m.,
se ofrecera una fiesta de despedida
en el Club de Oficiales de Albrook,
a Kenneth T. Daly, Jefe de la
Division de Bomberos.
Los boletos, que valen $6, in-
cluyen la cena, missica y un regale,
pueden conseguirse, al igual que
las reservaciones, llamando a la
sede de la Divisi6n de Bomberos,
52-3138 6 52-7641; a la Estaci6n
de Bomberos de Balboa, 52-7574;
o a la de Mount Hope, 43-2126.

Haran Fiesta el 28

Para William Egger
Una fiesta de despedida se le
ofrecerA a William Egger, del
Ramo de Comunicaciones del
Atlantico y a su esposa Marge, a
las 7 p.m. del 28 de febrero, en
el Bohio de los Elks, en Margarita.
Los boletos, que costarin $5 por
persona, incluyen la cena, bebidas
y un regal. Para reservaciones y
boletos, Ilamar al 43-1949 o al

Sociedad Coral Desea

Organista y Cantores
La Sociedad Coral del Istmo
tendrni ensayo a las 7:30 p.m. del
iunes 2:3 de febrcro en la Capilla
de Fuerte Clayton.
Se invita a los cantores de las
comunidades civiles y militares de
la Zona dcl Canal y de la Repi-
blica de Panamn i a que asistan a
dicho ensayo de manera que la
sociedad pueda determinar el in-
ter.s que existed per el grupo.
La sociedad necesita tambi6n
in acompariante. Cualquiera que
cstc interesado debe comunicarse
con Tom Sturgeon, 87-5627 o con
Ken Matros, 56-6684, lo mtis
pronto possible.

Metalirgicos. El trabajo bajo te-
cho evit6 demoras, normalmente
causadas por la estaci6n lluviosa y
result en significativos ahorros
monetarios para la empresa del
Despues que fueron terminadas
las tires parties centrales y las dos
de los extremes, fueron colocadas
en el dique seco, ensambladas,
soldadas y pintadas.
En lugar del procedimiento
acostumbrado de hacer que la gruia
flotante Hercules transitara el Canal
para levantar la barcaza y ponerla
en el agua, se utilize otra media
ahorrativa. Se dej6 entrar el agua
en el dique seco para poner a
flote la barcaza.
La barcaza tiene una capacidad
de 380 toneladas largas, con un
calado de 6 pies; pero el disefio
de la embarcaci6n permit que se
la utilice para otro prop6sito. Marm-
paros herm6ticos la dividend en
cuatro compartimientos que son los
tanques principles. Cada compar-
timiento y las dos secciones finales
poseen dos agujeros con tapas her-
m6ticas que permiten que se comu-
niquen facilmente entire si. Este
disefio permit convertir ficilmente
a la U.S. 216 en una barcaza pe-
trolera con capacidad de 2,400



Lista de Vacantes y Traslados Para Empleados
Todo solicitante capacitado recibira consideraci6n para trabajo sin distinci6n de raza,
religion, color, nacionalidad, edad, partidarismo y afiliaci6n political u otro factor no meritorio.
Direccion Va-

Erlermera/Enfermera Clinica NM-5/7
(Trabajo de turn) ----$8,694.40/$
Oficinista de Presupuestos y Contaduria NM-5---
Oficinista-Esten6grafo(a) NM-41 ___.
Oficinista-Estendgrafo(a) NM-41 (Bilingie)-
Operario de Sonda de Granalla (Subacu6tico) MG-8
(Debe saber nadar) ------------
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Marinero MG-7 (Que no exceda 1 aio) (Debe saber nadar)
Operrio de Sonda de Granalla (Subacuitico) MG-8
(Que no exceda 1 aio) (Debe saber nadar) -
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(Que no exceda 1 afo) (Debe saber nadar)

larionBase Dirisi6l tio the


Salubridad A-P
Dragado P
Mantenimiento A
Prot. Canal A

$3.18 Dragado P 1

$3.18 Dragado P 2
$2.67 Dragado P 6

$3.18 Dragado

$5.98 Dragado

La solicited debe ser some'ida en ie Formulario 443, SOLICITUD PARA TRASLADO, a mis
tardar site (7) dias calendarios de la fecha de esta publicaci6n. Si hace solicitud para mis
de una posici6n, indique el orden de preferencia. DeberB someterse una solicited separada
car: cada categoria de empleo. Se indican los anuncios nuevos en letras negritas. Los salaries
Indiados seran aumentados a los ciudadanos de EE. UU. por medio del diferencial apropiado
adem s del factor impuesto cuando debe aplicarse. El simbolo I indica que es necesario un
eramen escrito. El simbolo �' indica que es una posici6n de seguridad done puede emplearse
solamente ciudadanos estadounidenses. Los requisites pueden ser revisados en el Ramo de
Empleos y Colocaciones, Edificio 366, Anc6n o Edificio 1105, Cristobal. Mayor informaci6n puede
obtenerse en el Ramo de Colocaciones, telefonos 52-7996, 52-7501, 52-3583 6 43-1288. No
deben comunicarse directamente con los luncionarios de empleo.
' Sujeto a reclasificaci6n a Trabajador en Adiestramiento NM-1/MG-1. Los empleados que
esten en el program de trabajadores en adiestramient( pueden solicitar cambios dentro del

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Con un Desfile

Iniciaran el 2'

Un desfile, fuegos artificiales y
un especticulo con tema del bi-
centenario de Estados Unidos seran
algunas de las atracciones del se-
gundo Scout-O-Rama, que tendrA
lugar en el Estadio de Balboa los
dias 21 y 22 de febrero.
Lobatos y Exploradores del Con-
sejo de la Zona del Canal de los
Exploradores de America se unirin
a los Exploradores de Panamti y a
los Exploradores Internacionales en
la presentaci6n de exhibiciones y
demostraciones, compitiendo para
ganar premios por sus quioscos y
tiendas que erigirn' en el estadio.
Habri refrescos para la venta.
Un desfile iniciart el event a
la 1:30 p.m. en Balboa y despues
de la inauguraci6n official, a las
3 p.m., se abriran los quioscos al
p6blico. El espectaiculo "Festival
U.S.A.", para conmemorar el bi-
centenario de los Estados Unidos
comenzarA a las 7 p.m. del 21 de
febrero. Seri seguido de fuegos
artificiales a las 9 p.m.
La admisi6n al estadio serai de
$1 por persona. Los Exploradores
estain vendiendo los boletos para
el Scout-O-Rama en diferentes lu-
gares de la Zona del Canal.

Sweet Adelines Prepara

Audici6n Para el Dia 23
El Capitulo "Crossroads" de Las
Sweet Adelines, Inc., tendra una
audici6n el 23 de febrero, de 7
a 8 p.m., en el segundo piso del
Centro de Servicios Comunales de
Donna Murphy y su comitb han
preparado una noche de canciones
y diversion. La president del Ca-
pitulo, Betty Blanchette, delineanr
los planes para el afio pr6ximo.
Para mayor information, llamar a
Donna Murphy, 43-5420 o a Betty
Blanchette, 43-6596.

Nueva Estampilla
(Viene de la pdgina 3)
para arreglos extraordinarios o noi-
meros de placa.
Las solicitudes de estampillas o
sobres sin usar no deberan incluir-
se con las 6rdenes de Cubiertas de
Primer Dia, sino que se enviarin
por separado a la Agencia Filat6-
lica de Balboa, Zona del Canal y
se debe incluir el porte de correo.
Para garantizar un rApido envio
de la nueva estampilla y del nuevo
sobre, las 6rdenes no deberAn in-
cluir otras denominaciones de es-
tampillas o cualquier otro articulo.

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