The Panama Canal spillway =

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


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


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

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j Governor Asks

r s Public To Help

Conserve Energy


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Cadets from the Escuela NAutica de PanamA use the modern techniques
of the language laboratory to study English before they begin 8 weeks
of training with the Panama Canal organization. Members of the Marine
Bureau, visiting the school are front row, from left: Capt. A. L. Gallin,
Marine Director; Capt. R. A. Dickins, Deputy Marine Director, and
Capt. Richard Belzer, Senior Assistant Port Captain, Balboa, and program
director. In the back row are: Captain Pablo E. DurAn, Jr., head of the
school's advisory board, and Douglas C. Schmidt, Marine Bureau admin-
istrative assistant. Professor TomAs Cortez, head of the Nautical School's
language program, monitors the cadets' lessons at the console.

PC Enlarges Training

Program for R.P. Cadets

The third group of cadets from
the Escuela NAutica de PanamA to
undergo training with the Canal or-
ganization will be welcomed to the
waterway February 28 to partici-
pate in a program that is being
expanded in both size and scope.
Marine Director Capt. A. L.
Gallin and members of his staff paid
a visit to the school the past week
to discuss the program with officials

Holiday Hours

Are Announced

By Supply Div.
The Balboa and Margarita cafe-
terias and the Ancon Drive-Inn
will be open on Washington's Birth-
day, February 21, which is a legal
holiday in the Canal Zone.
The cafeterias will operate their
normal 24 hours schedules and the
drive-inn will be open from 3:30
to 11 p.m. All three units will be
staffed to provide minimum services
required by respective townsites.
The gasoline station in La Boca
will be open from 6:30 a.m. to
1 p.m., Gamboa from 8 a.m. to
noon, and Margarita from 6:30 a.m.
to noon. Other stations will be
Bowling alleys will be open from
3:30 to 11:30 p.m. to accommo-
date prescheduled league bowling
commitments, and theaters will
operate in accordance with movie
All other Supply Division activi-
ties will be closed February 21.

of the school and to inspect the
classrooms and training aids.
Accompanying Captain Gallin
were: Capt. R. A. Dickins, Deputy
Marine Director; Capt. Richard
Belzer, Senior Assistant Port Cap-
tain, Balboa, and program coordi-
nator; and Douglas C. Schmidt, ad-
ministrative assistant.
Among those at the school meet-
ing with Canal representatives were
Capt. Pablo E. Duran, Jr., head of
the advisory board to the Escuela
NAutica; Capt. Antonio Motta, the
school's director; and Professor
Emilio Batista, who is in charge of
the Cadet Training Program.
This year, 50 first and second
year cadets will undergo an 8-week
training program provided by vari-
ous units of the Marine, Engineer-
ing and Construction and Transpor-
tation and Terminals bureaus. The
cadets, who are learning to be qual-
ified deck or engineroom officers,
will receive instruction related to
firefighting, first aid, launch and
engine repair and will stand su-
pervised deck and engineroom
watches aboard Panama Canal
floating equipment.
Additionally, 22 senior cadets will
receive practical experience as
observers while serving 8-hour
watches aboard Canal towboats.
This new phase of the training pro-
gram is designed to teach the cadets
some of the intricacies of operating
tugs in confined waters while aid-
ing transiting ships.
Situated in Paitilla, Panama City,
the school provides a 4- and 5-year
program for merchant marine deck
and engineering officers.

Gov. H. R. Parfitt has asked each
Canal Zone resident to join in a
concentrated effort in March-
Energy Action Month-to develop
good conservation habits that will
help to consolidate energy savings
and to manage energy use more
In a letter encouraging Canal
Zone residents to participate in the
energy conservation program, Gov-
ernor Parfitt wrote that since 1973
the energy conservation efforts of
both civilian and military personnel
have been moderately successful,
but there is now considerable evi-
dence that the gains achieved are
slipping away because so many are
unaware of the urgency of the
energy problem and unconvinced
that anything they might do would
have any impact.
The success of any program to
reduce energy consumption, he
wrote, is dependent upon citizen
action and therefore it is family
members who must accept-and ul-
timately demand-efficient energy
utilization and make it a way of
The need for energy conservation
is not a temporary condition based
on this year's early dry season or
the current natural gas shortage in
the United States. On the contrary,
even the most optimistic predic-
tions indicate that we will face
severe energy problems in the next
10-25 years. A change in the way
we use our energy resources, as
well as a change in the types of
energy resources we will use in the
future, is inevitable and we must
accept and plan for these changes.

Walter D. Bjorseth

Walter D. Bjorseth Takes

Over PC Financial Reins

Walter D. Bjorseth, who has held
a number of key managerial posi-
tions with private industry in the
United States, recently arrived on
the Isthmus to assume his duties as
Financial-Vice President of the Pan-
ama Canal Company.
He succeeds Philip L. Steers, Jr.,
who retired in December.
Bjorseth comes to the Canal Zone
with considerable experience in
managing the financial affairs of in-
ternationally known manufacturing
firms in the Chicago area.
Immediately prior to taking his
position with the Canal organiza-
tion, Bjorseth served as vice pres-.
ident-administration and finance
with the Louis Fishman & Co., Inc.,
a manufacturer of solid rubber
products. For 4 years prior to that
he was vice president of finances
for Alberto-Culver Co., a manu-
facturer of toiletries and household
Earlier he served as chief finan-
cial officer and a director of the
Admiral Corp., manufacturers of
home entertainment products and
appliances; controller of Borg-
Warner Corp.; and a management
consultant with Booz, Allen &
Hamilton, Inc.

Details of Tocumen

Arrest Are Explained

The U.S. Embassy in Panama
has protested the detention of
Canal Zone police officer William
R. Drummond in two separate in-
cidents last weekend at Tocumen
Airport. The protest, a formal note
delivered Monday to the Panama-
nian Government, followed a rec-
ommendation from Canal Zone
Gov. H. R. Parfitt to U.S. Am-
bassador William J. Jorden.
Drummond, who is legislative
chairman for the Central Labor
Union-Metal Trades Council, said
he was about to board a flight to
Miami at 9 a.m. last Friday when
he was told he was under arrest.
Taken to the Panama National
Guard G-2 headquarters and then
to the Office of the District Attor-
ney, he was questioned extensively
about an explosion that occurred in
front of his Canal Zone residence
the past October.
After being advised of Drum-
mond's detention by Mrs. Drum-
mond and then by a telephone call

YMCA To Close 2 Days
The Cristobal YMCA building
will be closed Tuesday, Feb-
ruary 22, and Sunday, February 27.

from the Office of the Chief of the
National Guard's G-2 Section, Maj.
Michael P. Gordon, Commander of
the Balboa Police District, and
Lt. Rolando Winberg, National
Guard Liaison Officer for the Canal
Zone Police, arrived at the District
Attorney's office and were permitted
to witness the subsequent ques-
Following the interrogation, a
statement was prepared which
Drummond was asked to sign. Be-
cause his request for a copy of the
statement was denied, he refused
to sign and Gordon was permitted
to sign as a witness.
The official protest termed Drum-
mond's arrest "a violation of the
1949 Aviation Agreement between
Panama and the United States"
which provides for free transit
through Tocumen of U.S. citizens
in the services of the Canal Zone
Government or of the U.S. Armed
Early the following morning, a
similar incident occurred when a
group of Canal Zone labor leaders
accompanied Drummond to Tocu-
men Airport in his second attempt
(Continued on p. 4)

A native of Aurora, Ill., Bjorseth
is a graduate of the University of
Illinois where he majored in ac-
counting. He also has studied at the
University of North Carolina, the
University of South Carolina and
the Harvard Graduate School of
Business Administration.
He served twice in the U.S. Navy,
during World War II and during
the Korean conflict.
The new Financial Vice Pres-
ident admits to a longtime affec-
tion for this part of the world,
which he previously visited both on
business and on vacations with his
wife, Betty. tHe has traveled exten-
sively through the Caribbean area
and Latin America over the years.
Bjorseth lists golf, bowling and
swimming among his favorite forms
of recreation. Mrs. Bjorseth, who
was born in Chicago, enjoys sewing
and designing clothes, bowling and
The Bjorseths have two children,
daughter Melinda, who is studying
journalism at Southern Illinois Uni-
versity, and son Jeffrey, employed
as a blood specialist with a phar-
maceutical firm in Davenport,
Mr. and Mrs. Bjorseth are making
their new home at Balboa Heights.

Construction Projects
Causing Delays at Gorgas
The construction projects at Gor-
gas Hospital to install new equip-
ment in the X-ray Department and
to modernize the Intensive Care
Unit are causing longer patient
waiting times for examinations.
The cooperation and understand-
ing of patients is requested during
the next several months while this
work is being accomplished. While
bothersome and inconvenient, these
projects represent a step forward
for Gorgas Hospital and improved
medical care for patients in the

Church To Honor

Reverend McConkey
A community reception-tea honor-
ing Reverend Clarence McConkey,
Senior Minister of the Balboa Union
Church, and Miss Anne McConkey,
will be held at the church from
7 to 9 p.m., February 26.
Friends are invited to attend the
reception, which is being spon-
sored by the church congregation.
Reverend McConkey will be hon-
ored for his service to the church
and to the community for the past
7 years. He will depart the Isthmus
March 2 for Europe.

i AMore Than 62 Years of Service to World Commerce L

The Panama Canal Spillway
Vol. XV, No. 27 Friday, February 18, 1977



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February 18, 1977

TTeginnng MOV Fr
^L~at Beginning Friday, February 18, 1977 V

BALBOA (Air-Conditioned)
Fri., 6:15, 7:55-The Daring Dobermans
(SIT) (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-The Man With
the Golden Sharpshooter (SIT) (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 10:00 a.m.-Tarzan and
the Great River (SIT) (G)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 12:30-Shark's Treasure
(SIT) (G)
Sat.-Sun.-Mon., 2:00, 7:00-Barry Lyndon
(SIT) (PG)
Wed.-Thurs., 6:15, 8:20-Next Stop,
Greenwich Village (SIT) (R)

Fri.-Mustang Country (G)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-The House That
Dripped Blood (SIT) (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 6:15-Apache (G)
Sat., 8:15-The Magnificent Seven (G)
Sun.-Family Plot (PG)
Tues.-Run of the Arrow (SIT) (PG)
Wed.-Operation CIA (SIT) (PG)

Sun.-Wonder Woman and Prisoner of the
Iron Mask (PG)
Tues.-Family Plot (PG)
Wed.-Run of the Arrow (SIT) (PG)

COCO SOLO (Air-Conditioned)
Fri., 7:00-Sat., 7:30-Birds Do It,
Bees Do It (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-What's New
Pussycat (SIT) (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-I'll Take Sweden (G)
Sun.-Mon., 2:00, 7:30-Tues., 7:30-
Lifeguard (PG)
Wed., 7:30-Arizona Colt (SIT) (PG)
Thurs., 7:30-Jane Eyre (SIT) (PG)

Fri.-Superdad (G)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-In the Heat
of the Night (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Tales of Beatrix Potter
(SIT) (G)
Sat.-Judgment at Nuremberg (G)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Little Caesar (G)
Sun., 7:00--Mon., 2:00, 7:00-The Hiding
Place (PG)
Tues.-Eye Witness (SIT) (PG)

Sun.-Mon.-Arizona Colt (SIT) (PG)
Tues.-The Daring Dobermans (SIT) (G)
Wed.-Lifeguard (PG)
Thurs.-The Sandpiper (R)

Fri.-Joe Kidd (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Bushbaby (G)
Sat.-Topaz (PG)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Tiko and the Shark (G)
Sun.-The Girl and the General (PG)

OAll night shows begin at 7:00 except as
shown. All shows are post meridiem time
except 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
unless accompanied by parent or legal
guardian. (X) Persons under 17 not ad-
mitted. (SIT) Indicates Spanish titles.
(BW) All in color unless listed.

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

2:45-Sign-On News
2:50-Sesame Street
3:45-Big Valley
4:45-General Hospital
5:15-Green Acres
5:30-Sew What's New
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:40-You Asked for It (C)
7:05-The Fugitive
8:00-Qu6 Pasa? (C)
8:05-All in the Family (C)
The Impossible (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
"Carter's Army"
10:45-The Late Show:
"The Devil's Choice"

10:00-Sign-On News
10:05-Cartoon Carnival
12:10-Andy Griffith
'12:35-Wyatt Earp
1:00-Cowboy in Africa (C)
1:55-The Early Movie:
"Horizons of the Sea"
3:30-NCAA Basketball:
Cincinnati vs.
Marquette (C)
4:55-Pro Bowlers' Tour (C)
6:00-Weekend Report (C)
6:15-Animal World
6:40-Black History Week
Special: "The Black
7:15-Carol Burnett (C)
8:10-Music Special:
"Sills and Burnett
at the Met" (C)
9:00-Weekend Report (C)
9:15-SCN Special
of the Week:
"On Any Sunday" (C)
10:40-Creature Feature-
"Night of Terror" (C)

12:15-Sign-On News
12:20-Christopher Close-Up

12:50-Music and
the Spoken Word
1:20-This Is the Life
1:50-NBA Basketball:
L.A. vs. Philadelphia
3:30-The Andy Williams
San Diego Open (C)
5:05-President Carter's
Fireside Chat (C)
5:30--nfo Special:
"Agronski at Large"
6:00-Chronicle (C)
6:40-Andy Williams (C)
7:05-Sonny & Cher (C)
8:00-The Immortal (C)
9:00-Weekend Report (C)
"The Virginia Hill
Story" (C)
10:40-The Tonight Show (C)


12:00-Sign-On News
12:05-The Early Movie:
"Walk East on
1:40-Bonus Movie:
"Blondie Hits
the Jackpot"
2:50-Sesame Street
3:45-Wanted Dead or
4:10-Bob Cummings
4:45-General Hospital
5:15-Target: The Impossible
5:40-Truth or Consequences
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:15--The Mili-Wcrld (C)
6:40-Let's Make a Deal
7:05-Department "S" (C)
8:00-Que Pasa? (C)
8:05-1 Spy (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
9:20-Monday Night Hockey:
Toronto vs.
Atlanta (C)


2:45-Sign-On News
2:50-Make a Wish
3:15--Electric Company

3:45-Jim Bowie
4:10-Bob Cummings
4:45-General Hospital
5:15-The Price Is Right
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:40-High and Wild (C)
7:05-Police Surgeon (C)
7:30-Hollywood Squares (C)
(Series begins)
8:00-Que Pasa? (C)
8:05-The Presidents (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
"The Cavern"
11:05-Mike Douglas

2:45-Sign-On News
2:50-Sesame Street
3:45-The Rifleman
4:10-Bob Cummings
4:45General Hospital
5:15-Get Smart
5:40-$20,000 Pyramid
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:40-Talk About Pictures
7:05-The Defenders
8:00-Qud Pasa? (C)
8:05-Tony Orlando &
Down (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
"The City That
Never Sleeps"
11:00-All-Star Wrestling

2:45-Sign-On News
2:50-The Real McCoys
3:15-Electric Company
3:45-The Monkees
4:10--Bob Cummings
4:45-General Hospital
5:15-Jack La Lanne
5:40-Wild Kingdom
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:40-The Jokers Wild
7:05-Variety Special:
Johnny Cash (C)
8:00-Qud Pasa? (C)
8:05-Wild Wild West
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
9:15-Hollywood TV Theatre:
11:10-Perry Mason



in the


Working full time in the United
States while going through the pre-
employment intricacies of a job in
the Canal Zone is a good trick the
way it was done by Canal Zone
Police Sgt. Andrew W. Wright, Jr.
when he joined the local force in
After the routine application and
correspondence; Andy's chances of
getting on the force had reached
the testing stage. He flew from Wis-
consin to Panama on a Thursday,
took the examination on Friday,
visited with his parents in Panama
City on Saturday, flew back home
on Sunday and was back to work
Monday morning. The following
week he repeated the process for
his interview. The third weekend,
he bought a one-way ticket because
he had the job and was coming
home to stay.
The son of a U.S. Army officer,
who had been assigned to the Isth-
mus, met and married the former
Clarita Smith of Ancon and decided
to stay, Andy was born in Gorgas
Hospital after Colonel Wright re-
tired from the Army and he opened
an insurance business in Panama.
Later he was to be instrumental in
the setting up of the Canal Zone
Benefit Plan.
Andy grew up in Panama City
where he attended elementary
school. His first year of high school
was spent in Colombia but he came
back to the Isthmus for the last
3 years.
After graduating from Balboa
High School, he attended Xavier
University in Cincinnati, Ohio, for
a year and a half and then enlisted
in the U.S. Army.
First stationed in Germany, he
saw almost every country in Europe
before returning to the States for
assignments at Fort Ord, Calif.,
Fort Lewis, Wash., and Fort Ben-
ning, Ga.
While at Fort Ord, he met Shir-
ley Tessmer, who had come from
Janesville, Wis., to visit her brother.
Her next trip west was to Fort
Lewis where she and Andy were
Another overseas assignment
brought the Wrights to the Canal
Zone where, after 4V years' service,
lie received a discharge from the
Army. For a while, Andy attended
Canal Zone College and then moved
the family to Janesville. This was
when he decided he wanted to be
a policeman but had to take a job
on an auto factory assembly line
long enough to establish a Wiscon-
sin state residence so he could join
the Janesville Police Department.
Then came 1963 and the begin-
ning of his career with the Canal
Zone Police Division. Andy's first
14 months on the force were spent
at the Gamboa Penitentiary. Over
the years, he has been assigned on
both sides of the Isthmus and has
worked as a patrol officer, traffic

Sgt. Andrew M. Wright, Jr.

officer, youth officer and, now, is
the Police Division's training officer
responsible for training all police
recruits and for conducting the
annual 40-hour, in-service refresher
course all Canal Zone policemen
must take. Occasionally, he trains
members of the military and air
The Wrights live a full, busy life
in Los Rios with three children,
Laura L., 16; Alan M., 13; and
Michelle M, 8. The oldest son,
Mark, who graduated from BHS
in January 1977, is studying in
Janesville preparing to enter the
University of Wisconsin.
While Shirley cares for the fam-
ily and attends Canal Zone College
fulltime taking courses leading to
a degree in psychology, Andy
devotes many hours of his off-duty
time to community and youth ac-

tivities. He is the institutional rep-
resentative and advisor of law en-
forcement for Explorer Post 10-4,
Boy Scouts of America and is often
asked to talk on drugs and counter-
feit money by lecturing to parents
and students in the Canal Zone and
to banking employees, chambers
of commerce and business groups
in Panama. This year Andy was
elected civic council representative
from Los Rios, Corozal and Car-
denas Village. He says he wanted
to serve on the council not only
to help the community but because
he felt he would be able to gain
a greater insight into the problems
of Canal Zone residents.
In addition to his civilian edu-
cation, Andy is a graduate of the
FBI National Academy and numer-
ous police-related correspondence
and training courses.

- ' maiII
Rosa Lombardero, a student assistant in the science lab at Canal Zone
College, demonstrates one of her chemistry experiments for Dr. Kenneth
Lake, assistant dean at the college, and Diana Sanford. Miss Lombardero
and Mrs. Sanford topped the Dean's Honor List at the college for the
fall semester. Both were straight A students carrying heavier than usual
class loads. Mrs. Sanford was taking 20 semester hours and Miss Lom-
hardero, 18. A total of 118 students made the Dean's List the past semester.

Panama Canal Spillway
Governor of the Canal Zone Lieutenant Governor Information Officer
THEn P]ANAsIA CANAL SPIII.LLWAY is an official publication of the Panama
Canal, Balboa Heights, C.Z. All articles are available to news media and
may be reprinted without further clearance. SPILLWAY material should
arrive at the Panama Canal Press Office no later than 4 p.m., Friday,
one week prior to publication. Only urgent material can be accepted as
late as noon Monday. Distributed free to all Panama Canal employees.
Subscriptions costs $4 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.

Page 2

February 18, 1977


Leave Travel Time

Granted Once a Year

Speaking from first hand experience, Mary and Her- The book, which took 5 years to research and write,
bert Knapp tell the Balboa High School Library Club was published October 18, 1976. Both of the Knapps
and their guests "What Happens When You Publish teach English in Canal Zone schools. Mrs. Knapp,
a Book." The Knapp's book "One Potato, Two Potato" who was interviewed on the nationally televised Today
shows how the traditions, customs and informal games Show in New York last November and appeared on
of childhood help children cope with the stresses of local radio and TV shows there, teaches at Balboa
their lives and aid them in the process of growing up. High School. Knapp teaches at Canal Zone College.


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 factor. Qualified handicapped individuals may call or visit the Coordinator for the
Employment of the Handicapped Program for counseling with regard to any of the below-
listed vacancies. The Coordinator's office is located in Building 363, Ancon, Canal Zone,
telephone 52-7570. A separate application must be submitted for each job listed. The base
rates shown will be increased for U.S. citizens by 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

Accounting Clerk NM-3 (Driver's license required).---.- $5,345.60
Accounts Maintenance Clerk NM-4/5 --- --- $5,990.40/$6,697.60
Admitting Clerk NM-4/5 --------- $5,990.40/$6,697.60
Chemist NM-9 --------___- - $13,707.20
Clark (Checker) NM-2 (First 40 hours) --- $4,908.80
Clerk-Stenographer NM-41 (Part-Time NTE 30 hours) ..-- $2.88
Clerk-Stenographer NM-41 (Knowledge of Spanish) __ __ $5,990.40
Clerk-Typist NM-41 _ ____------- -$5,990.40
Laborer MG-2 -----------_ $2.31
Laborer MG-3 ------------ $2.33
Laborer MG-3 (First 40 hours) ----- $2.33
Linehandler MG-4 (Swimming ability required)
(Knowledge of English) ---------$2.45
Mate, Dredge FE-10 (License required) ----- - $7.87
Mechanical Engineer NM-11 --- -----$16,432.00
Motor Vehicle Operator MG-5 (Knowledge of English)
(Driver's license required) --- -- _ $2.54
Motor Vehicle Operator MG-6 (Knowledge of English)
(Driver's license required) -- ---- __ $2.60
Nurse/Clinical Nurse NM-5/7
(Shift work required) --- ____ $6,697.60/$11,211.20
Pilot-In-Training CP-2 (Limited to 225-foot vessels)
(Knowledge of English) (Shift work required)
(First 40 hours) ..... ... . $22,339.20
Plasterer Helper MG-5.-_ -------_- --- $2.54
Rigger MG-10 (Swimming ability required) (Shift work
required) (Knowledge of English)_ ._ _ $6.46
Sales Store Clerk NM-2 (Part-Time, minimum 40,
maximum 60 hours per pay period)-.. __ _ $2.36
Secretary (Stenography) NM-5/6
(Knowledge of Spanish) $6,697.60/$10,088.00
Welder Helper MG-5 - $2.54

Clerk-Typist NM-21 (NTE 1 year)
Clerk-Typist NM-31 (NTE 6-17-77)
Janitor MG-1 (NTE 1 year).
Laborer MG-3 (NTE 1 year)
Procurement Clerk (Typing) NM-41 (NTE 4 months)
Recreation Assistant NM-4 (NTE 1 year)


Bureau Lo-
or ca
Division tion
Motor Trans. P
Maintenance A
Coco Solo Hos. A
Water & Lab. P
Terminals A
Port Capt. P
Terminals A
Health P
Com. Serv. P
Com. Serv. P
Terminals A


Motor Trans. P

Dredging P


Reception Is Planned

For Ex Health Director
A no-host cocktail party will be
held at 6 p.m., February 28, at the
Quarry Heights Officer's Club for
former Health Director H. H. Zip-
perman and his wife, Peg, who will
visit the Canal Zone from Feb-
ruary 26 to March 5.
Tickets are $2 per person, and
may be obtained from: Health Di-
rector's Office, Diana lanoale, 52-
3274 or Gloria Malin, 52-3406; Gor-
gas Hospital, Ruthelma Zemer, 52-
7130 or 52-3833; Coco Solo Hos-
pital, Mary Keller or Marie Hous-
ley, 43-1947. Tickets must be pur-
chased before February 23.

A-P 1-1

Employees eligible for leave
travel time are reminded that this
travel time can be granted only
once a year. Travel time in the
amount of 40 hours is granted to an
eligible U.S.-citizen employee if he
or she spends at least 30 continu-
ous calendar days in a leave with
pay status in the United States or
its territories and possessions in-
cluding the Commonwealth of
Puerto Rico (but not including the
Canal Zone).
An employee must return to duty
Before travel time can be credited

RC Civic Council

Elects Chairmen

The following persons have been
elected as committee chairmen of
the various committees in the Rain-
bow City Civic Council:
Community Affairs: Rupert Beck-
ford, telephone 43-2354
Commissary: Ester Sobers, tele-
phone 43-2858;
Hospital: Lorna Miller, telephone
Ways and Means: Ernesto Ander-
son, telephone 43-3559;
Publicity and Public Relations:
Percival A. Samuels, telephone
Civic Center: Holden L. Cockburn,
telephone 43-1534.

Incorrect Listing
The General Outpatient Clinic,
Gorgas Hospital, was erroneously
listed in the pink pages of the 1977
Panama Canal Company telephone
directory as Family Practice (Clinic)
with the telephone number 52-3969.
The number is correct for the Gen-
eral Outpatient Clinic.

Transit Oper. A
Maintenance P

Locks P 1

Supply A-P 1-1

Transit Oper. P
Maintenance P

Gorgas Hos.
C. Exam. 0.

(Part-Time NTE 30 hours)- $2.88 RecreationS. P 1
Applications must be submitted on Form 443, APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER, no later than
seven (7) calendar days from the date of this publication. Qualification 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 52-3583, 52-7867 or 43-1288.

Too interesting and attractive to offend even the most dyed-in-the-wool
smoker, this "no smoking" sign hangs on a wall in Gorgas Hospital's
Family Practice Clinic. The sign has its origins in an old poster that
Dr. Orlando Bonilla, a staff physician in the clinic, picked up at Palo Seco
last year and hung on the clinic wall. It read "no smoking" in about
15 languages until a foreign seaman asked why his language was not
printed on the poster and Dr. Bonilla invited him to add it to the others.
After that whenever a patient from a country not represented came into
the clinic he was asked to print "no smoking" on the poster. When there
were warnings in :38 languages, Dr. Bonilla used india ink to copy them
onto white poster board and had it framed, carefully leaving space
at the bottom for the addition of still more languages. Among those
included so far are Japanese, Chinese, Bengali, Hebrew, Malayalam,
Lithuanian and even Spanish and English.

to his or her leave account. Any
travel time claimed and subse-
quently approved is then credited
to the leave year in which the em-
ployee returned to duty.
This means that an employee
who takes leave in the United
States near the end of the year and
returns to duty after the start of
the new leave year will have the
travel time credited to the new
leave year. Because an employee
may receive travel time only once
a year, he or she would not then be
1, ,i.i, for travel time again until
the following leave year.
For example, an employee de-
parts the Isthmus on home leave
on December 1, 1977, and returns
to the Isthmus on December 31,
1977, after spending 30 days in the
United States. He then returns to
duty on Monday, January 2, 1978,
and submits a claim for his 40
hours of travel time. Because De-
cember 31 is the last day of the
1977 leave year, the travel time
will be credited to the 1978 leave
year since that is the leave year in
which he returned to duty. He
therefore would not be eligible for
the travel time again until leave
year 1979.
Employees should keep this rule
in mind when scheduling States
leave near the end of the leave
year. A number of problems have
recently arisen in regard to this type
of situation. Although in a few
cases adjustments have been pos-
sible, in some cases the employee
loses a potential leave benefit.

Insurance Policies

Should Be Checked for

Beneficiary Changes
Every employee should be sure
that benefits under the retirement,
Federal Employees' Group-Life In-
surance, and leave laws will be paid
in accordance with his wishes. From
time to time, there may be changes
in an employee's family status-
marriage, death, births-which might
affect his or her preference as to
who should receive these benefits
following his death.
If he has not already designated
a beneficiary, the following order
of precedence will apply for the
payment of lump-sum retirement
benefits, group-life insurance, un-
used annual leave, and unpaid
1. To your spouse.
2. If there is none, then to your
child or children in equal shares,
with the share of any deceased child
(listriluted among the descendants
of that child.
:3. If none of these, then to your
parents in equal shares, or the en-
tire amount to the surviving parent.
4. If none of these, then to the
executor or administrator of your
5. If none of these, then to the
other next of kin entitled under the
laws of the State in which you lived.
It is not necessary to designate
a beneficiary unless you wish pay-
ments to be made in a way other
than tihe order of precedence shown
above. Make a review of your situa-
tion now. If you want to make any
changes in designation of benefici-
aries, contact your personnel office.

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February 18, 1977

Architects' Day in the Canal Zone. Present for the signing are from left:
Carlos Rodriguez, president, Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engi-
neers, Panama Section; William De La Mater, past president and national
director, Canal Zone Society of Professional Engineers; Lt. Col. Philip
Custer, president, Society of American Military Engineers; Georges G.
Bouche, president, Canal Zone Society of Professional Engineers; and
Felipe Len-Rios, chairman, 1977 Engineers' Week and president, Amer-
ican Society of Civil Engineers. Among the varied activities planned for
the observance of Engineers' Week are visits by engineers to the Canal
Zone schools; exhibit and demonstrations of the Hewlett-Packard com-
puter at the Canal Zone Library; a boat trip on the crane boat "Atlas";
an environmental seminar; and a banquet and dance.

Deadline Approach ing

For Auto Inspection
For Auto Inspection

Owners of private vehicles li-
censed in the Canal Zone are re-
minded to take a few minutes of
their time to have them inspected.
All cars must pass inspection no
later than February 28.
As of this writing, safety inspec-
tions have been made on 5,450
of the estimated 9,200 private vehi-
cles that should go through the
vehicle safety inspection conducted
at the Panama Canal Motor Trans-
portation Division garages at Cris-
tobal and Ancon. Of the vehicles
inspected, 1,188 have been rejected
on initial inspection, with the most
common cause of rejection being
defects found in steering gear, sus-
pension system, tires and exhaust
Vehicle safety inspection covers
brakes, lighting system, window,
windshield and windshield wipers,
turn indicators, horns, wheel align-
ment, steering gear, exhaust system
and other parts of vehicles which
affect safety. To assure that their
vehicles will not be rejected, vehi-
cle owners should have faulty parts
repaired and other defects corrected
before inspection.
Inspectors will reject a vehicle
with a window that has cracked or
broken glass which could cut or
injure a person. In checking the
windshield, anything that interferes
with good vision is a hazard, and
excessive cloudiness or discoloration
is cause for rejection. In the wiper
blade inspection, the wiper blade
must be operational or the vehicle
will be rejected. In testing for safe
brakes, the inspector will reject the
vehicle if the brake pedal travel is
excessive and brakes are not equal-
ized as shown on brake testing
In checking tires, tread will be
measured for depth and tires must
be matched with regard to tire size
on one side of car as compared to
the other side. Any visible fabric
exposure regardless of tread depth

is cause for rejection. The tires will
be examined for bumps, bulges or
knots, anyone of these will be
cause for rejecting the vehicle, as
well as tread snags, cuts and side
wall cracks in excess of 1 inch in
any direction.
Any wheel that is bent, cracked
or rewelded or damaged in any
way so as to affect safe operation
of the vehicle is subject to rejection
of the vehicle. Also, missing or de-
fective bolts, nuts, studs, or lugs
are cause for rejection of a vehicle.
It takes no more than 5 minutes
for the experienced MTD inspectors
to conduct the inspection of your
car. The waiting time averages
20-30 minutes. Hours are from 8
a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through
Friday. Remember, all vehicles must
be inspected before the end of the

Counseling Group

Is Organized for

Pregnant Women
A Pregnancy Counseling Society
has been founded in the Canal
Zone and is seeking memberships
from the Isthmian community.
Recognizing that a pregnant
woman now has the right to abor-
tion, the non-profit organization
hopes to promote an awareness for
the rights of the unborn human and
offers alternatives to the problem.
Among the society's main ob-
jectives are counseling of expectant
mothers who might be considering
abortion, to make them aware of
the social, psychological, moral and
medical implications associated with
abortion and to provide alternatives
to abortion and assistance to these
women within the limits and means
of the organization.
The society will promote pro-life
ideals through organizational activi-
ties such as discussion groups, pulb-
lic speakers, personal contacts and
distribution of literature. It hopes
also to maintain rapport with
schools, Public Health and civic
and social groups to assist when
called upon.
In accordance with its guiding
principles, the society will not dis-
criminate with regard to race, creed,
color, national origin, age or marital
status. Counseling services are per-
sonal, confidential and free.
Persons who would like to join
the Pregnancy Counseling Society
may call Vern J. Simon, chairman,
at telephone 52-5477 or member-
ship chairman Wayne Samuels at
telephone 52-5375.

Square Dance Club To Hold
Visitor's Night Tomorrow
The Twin-City Square Dance
Club of Pedro Miguel will hold an
extended visitor's night at 8 p.m.,
tomorrow, at the Pedro Miguel
All members, friends, and devo-
tees of square dancing are invited
to start the carnival dancing their
favorite dance to the tune of Pro-
fessor Garcia and his band.
Transportation will be available
after the dance.

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Three young Isthmian swimmers will compete in the Central American
and Caribbean Swimming Championships to be held in Santo Domingo
from February 28 to March 4. They are, from left: Albano H. Aguilar,
12, who will swim relay and breast stroke; Tom Emerick, 11, relay,
free-style; and Roger O'Connor, 10, butterfly and breast stroke. Roger
and Tom are affiliated with the Club Internacional de Nataci6n and Albano
is a member of the Club Barracuda, Panama. The parents of all three
boys are employees of the Canal organization. They are: Robert E.
O'Connor, Assistant for Labor-Management Relations to the Director of
the Engineering and Construction Bureau; Robert H. Emerick, Executive
Planning Staff; and Flor Aguilar of the Panama Canal Information Office.

Arrest at Tocumen

(Continued from p. 1)

to leave Panama for a trip to Wash-
ington, D.C., on union business.
According to Ralph Sheppard of
the Canal Zone Teachers Union,
the group watched from the air-

Tour of Portobelo

Planned for Saturday
The Isthmian Anthropology So-
ciety will offer a free, public walk-
ing tour of Portobelo tomorrow led
by Dean Edwin H. Webster, author
of the booklet, "The Defense of
Persons wishing to attend should
meet at 9 a.m. at the Sabanitas
check point, the turn off from the
Transisthmian Highway to Porto-
As a preview to the tour, a free
slide show on Portobelo will be
presented by Dean Webster at
7:30 p.m., tonight, in the basement
of St. Luke's Cathedral, Ancon. The
public is invited to both of these


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Members of the Coca-Cola team of the Pacific Girls
Softball league, the first all-girl team in the Canal
Zone to wear full uniform, pose with Rae Meyer,
standing at left, the team's coordinator; Ric Figueroa,
right, manager; John Routhe, standing in back, score-
keeper; and mascot Chucky Grummons, in front. Team
members who are students at Curundu Junior High

and Balboa High schools, are from left front: V. Rivera,
B. Weigle, M. Owen, R. Harp, L. Morrison, R. Lindley,
L. Williams, and C. Vallance. Back row are: K. New-
bury, B. Benson, and R. Pope. Not present when the
picture was taken: L. Garcia, S. Beer, T. Beer,
D. Gesto, and coach L. Cattlet.

port's observation platform ' as
Drummond was again detained on
his way to his plane.
It was as Drummond boarded the
plane that the men who had been
questioning him saw one of the
group on the observation platform
taking pictures of the second con-
frontation. The entire group was
taken to a room in the airport
where they said they were refused
permission to make a telephone call.
After they were searched and their
film confiscated, they were released.

GED Tests Scheduled

For March at CZC
The high school level General
Educational Development Tests
(GED) will be given at Canal Zone
College on March 3, 4, 5, and 7.
The tests on Thursday, Friday, and
Monday, will begin at 6:30 p.m.
and the Saturday session will begin
at 8 a.m.
Many persons who have taken
the GED Tests have received the
Certificate of High School Equiva-
lency, and some who have obtained
the minimum scores have enrolled
at the Canal Zone College or in
advanced education in the United
States. Minimum test scores for the
high school Certificate are 40 on
each test with an overall average
on all five tests of 45.
Anyone 19 years of age or older
is eligible to take the GED tests.
More information about the CED
tests may be obtained by calling
the college office at 52-3304 or
52-7509. David Baglien, college
counselor, will be the test super-
A fee of $7.50 is charged for the
test. This may be paid in the col-
lege office Monday through Friday
from 7:15 to 11:30 a.m. and from
12:30 to 3:30 p.m. any time before
March 3.

POLICE -___ _-.-- --110
FIRE .----- -119
PHYSICIAN (Pacific) .-52-2300
PHYSICIAN (Atlantic)---3-1211

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Spillway del Canal de PanamA

Viernes 18 de Febrero de 1977

Vol. XV, No. 27

Gobernador Pide

I Al Pudblico Que

tlh Conserve Energia

Este es el laboratorio lingiistico donde los cadetes de la Escuela NAutica
de Panama emplean modernas t6cnicas para aprender ingl6s antes de
iniciar 8 semanas de adiestramiento con la organizaci6n del Canal de
PanamA. Los miembros de la Divisi6n de Marina que aparecen en la foto
visitando la Escuela son, en primer piano, de izquierda a derecha: Capi-
tAn A. L. Gallin, Director de Marina; CapitAn R. A. Dickins, Subdirector
de Marina; y Capitin Richard Belzer, Primer Ayudante del CapitAn del
Puerto de Balboa y Director del Programa. DetrAs aparece el Capitan
Pablo E. DurAn, Jr., la Junta Asesora de la Escuela NAutica y
Douglas C. Schmidt, Ayudante Administrativo de la Direcci6n de Marina.
El Profesor TomAs Cort6s, Jefe del Programa de Lenguas de la Escuela
Nautica dirige la lecci6n desde el tablero de control.

72 Cadetes Panamenios

Se Adiestran en la Zona

El 28 de febrero se le darat la
bienvenida al tercer grupo de cade-
tes de la Escuela Nautica de Pana-
mA que recibirA adiestramiento en

Div. de Abastos

Anuncia Horario

En D;as Feriados
Las cafeterias de Balboa y Mar-
garita estarAn abiertas el aniversario
del nacimiento de George Washing-
ton, 21 de febrero, fiesta official en
la Zona del Canal.
Las cafeterias tendran su horario
regular de 24 horas y el expendio
de comidas estarA abierto de 3:30
a 11 p.m. Las tres unidades esta-
ran dotadas del personal necesario
para proporcionar los servicios mi-
nimos requeridos por los residents
de las Areas respectivas.
La estaci6n de gasoline de La
Boca abrirA 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. Todas las demAs estaciones
permaneceran cerradas.
El boliche abrirA de 3:30 a 11:30
p.m. para que las ligas puedan lle-
var a cabo las actividades ya pro-
gramadas y los teatros abrirAn de
acnerdo con los programs anun-
Todos los demas establecimientos
de la Divisi6n de Abastos, inclu-
yendo almaccnes de ventas de co-
midas y puestos de venta al menu-
dco, secciones de conveniencia y de
maiquinas autom:iticas de venta, al-
macenes de dep6sito, 6pticas y la
lavanderia de Anc6n permanecerin
cerrados el 11 de febrcro.

la organizaci6n del Canal, como
parte de un program que se ha
ampliado tanto en dimension como
en alcance.
El Director de Marina, Capitin
A. L. Gallin y miembros de su divi-
si6n visitaron la escuela la semana
pasada para discutir el program
con los funcionarios de la misma v
conocer los salones de classes y el
equipo de adiestramiento.
Acompaiiaron a Gallin en su vi-
sita el CapitAn R. A. Dickins, Sub-
director de Marina, el Capitan
Richard Belzer, Primer Ayudante
del Capitan del Puerto de Balboa
y Coordinador del Programa y
Douglas C. Schmidt, Ayudante
Con los representantes del Canal
se reunieron el CapitAn Pablo E.
DurAn, Jr., jcfe de la Junta Asesora
de la Escuela Nultica; Capitin An-
tonio Motta, Director dc la Fscuela
y Profesor Emilio Batista, Encar-
gado del Programa de Adiestra-
miento de Cadetes.
Este afio 50 cadets de primero
y segundo afio participaran on el
program de adiestramiento de
8 semanas que proporcionan diver-
sas unidades de las direcciones dd
Marina, Ingenieria y Construcci6n
y Transport y Terminales.
Ademals, 22 cadets graduandos
recibirin ensefanza prActica a bordo
de remolcadorcs del Canal.
Entre los estudiantes de la es-
cuela hay j6venes panamefios y de
otros paises latinoamericanos. La
Escuela NAutica estA ubicada en
Paitilla y ofrece un curso de 4 afios
de marina mercante para la forma-
ci6n de oficiales de cubierta y de
cuarto de maquinas.

El Gobernador H. R. Parfitt ha
solicitado a todos los residents de
la Zona del Canal que se unan a la
campafia del Mes de la Acci6n de
Energia que se celebrarA en marzo
con el fin de desarrollar buenos hi-
bitos de conservaci6n que ayuden
a consolidar el ahorro de energia
y a administrar su empleo con
mayor eficacia.
En una carta en la que exhorta
a los residents a participar en el
program de conservaci6n de ener-
gia, el Gobernador Parfitt manifest
que desde 1973 los esfuerzos de
civiles y militares por conservar
energia habian tenido un 6xito mo-
derado, pero que aparentemente
esos esfuerzos estAn descuidindose
porque muchas personas descono-
cen la urgencia del problema y no
screen que su ayuda tendria ning6n
El xito de cualquier program
para reducir el consume de energia,
dijo el Gobernador, depend de la
acci6n de la ciudadania y, por lo
tanto, son las families las que de-
ben aceptar y, en iltima instancia,
exigir que la utilizaci6n cfiLaz de la
energia, se convierta en un patr6n
de vida.
La necesidad de conservar ener-
gia no es una .condici'n pasajora
causada por la premature tempo-
rada seca este aio o por la escasez
de gas natural en los Estados Uni-
dos. Muy por el contrario, hasta los
mas optimistas pron6sticos indican
que tendremos que afrontar graves
problems de energia durante los
pr6ximos 10 a 25 afios. Inevitable-
mente tendremos que adoptar un
cambio en el uso y tipo de recursos

Walter D. Bjorseth

Se Encarga W. D. Bjorseth

De las Finanzas del Canal

Walter D. Bjorseth, que ha ocu-
pado una series de posiciones admi-
nistrativas de importancia en la in-
dustria privada en los Estados Uni-
dos, recientemente lleg6 al Istmo
para asumir el cargo de Vicepresi-
dente de Finanzas de la Compafiia
del Canal de PanamA.
Bjorseth es sucesor de Philip L.
Steers que se jubil6 en diciembre.
El nuevo Vicepresidente de Fi-
nanzas trae consigo considerable ex-
periencia en la administraci6n de
asuntos financieros de firmas manu-
factureras de renombre internacio-
nal, en el irea de Chicago.
Antes de aceptar el puesto con la
organizaci6n del Canal, Bjorseth era
Vicepresidente de Administraci6n y
Finanzas de la Louis Fishman &
Co., Inc., manufacturer de produc-
tos de caucho s6lido. Antes de eso,
durante 4 afios fue Vicepresidente
de Finanzas de la Alberto-Culver
Co., manufacturer de products de
tocador y caseros.
Anteriormente habia sido Jefe de
Finanzas y Director de la Admiral
Corp., manufacturer de artefactos
domisticos y recreativos y Contralor
de la Borg-Warner Corp. ademts

de haber sido consultor de la firm
Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Inc.
Naci6 en Aurora, Illinois y es
graduado de la Universidad de
Illinois donde se licenci6 en conta-
bilidad. Ademtis, estudi6 en las uni-
versidades de North Carolina, South
Carolina y en la Escuela de Post-
graduados de Harvard, en la Facul-
tad de Administraci6n de Negocios.
Sirvi6 en dos ocasiones en la Ar-
mada de los Estados Unidos, du-
rante la II Guerra Mundial y du-
rante el Conflicto de Corea.
El nuevo Vicepresidente'de Fi-
nanzas reconoce que siempre se ha
sentido atraido hacia esta part del
mundo, la cual ya habia visitado
antes en viajes de negocio y en
viajes de placer con su esposa Betty.
Ha viajado extensamente por el
Caribe y Latinoamerica.
-Entre sus aficiones recreativas
Bjorseth cuenta el golf, los bolos y
la nataci6n. La Sra. Bjorseth, oriun-
da de Chicago, es aficionada a la
cocina y al diseio de ropa. Ademis,
juega holos y golf.
Los Bjorseth tienen dos hijos,
Melinda que estudia periodismo en
la Universidad de Southern Illinois
y Jeffrey, que es especialista en
plasma con una firma farmaceutica
en Davenport, Iowa.
Bjorseth y Sra. fijaran su residen-
cia en Balboa Heights.

Hay Atrasos en Gorgas
Por Trabajos de Mejoras
Los proyectos de construcci6n en
el Hospital Gorgas para la instala-
ci6n de equipo nuevo en el Depar-
tamento de Rayos X y la moderni-
zaci6n de la Sala de Cuidados In-
tensivos estin produciendo demoras
en la atenci6n de pacientes qcue
tienen que ser examinados.
Se solicit la cooperaci6n y com-
prensi6n de los pacientes durante
los pr6ximos mess mientras se ter-
minan los trabajos. Aunque nmoles-
tosos e inconvenientes, estos pro-
yectos representan un paso adelan-
te para el Hospital Gorgas y para
la atenci6n mddica de los pacientes
en el future.

Feligreses Honraran

Al Rvdo. McConkey
Se ofrecera un t6 recepci6n en
honor del Reverendo Clarence Mc-
Conkey, Ministro Decano de la
Iglesia Interdenominal de Balboa
y la Srta. Anne McConkey. El aga-
sajo sera de 7 a 9 p.m., el 26 de
Se invita a los amigos a asistir a
esta recepcion patrocinada por la
congregacion de la iglcsia para aga-
sajar al Reverendo McConkey por
su servicio a la iglesia y a la com:u-
nidad durante los illtimos 7 anios.
El Reverendo McConkey saldnr
para Europa el 2 de marzo.

La Embajada de los Estados Uni-
dos en Panamai ha elevado una
protest por la detenci6n del ofilial
de policia de la Zona del Canal
William R. Drummond en dos inci-
dentes separados ocurridos el fin de
semana pasado en el Aeropuerto de
Tocumen. El comunicado formal
de protest, entrogado el hlnes al
Gobierno de PanamA, sigui6 a una
recomendaci6n que hizo el Gober-
nador de la Zona del Canal II. R.
Parfitt al Embajador de los Estados
Unidos William J. Jorden.
Drummond, que cs president le-
gislativo del Sindicato Central
Obrero y ol Consejo de Oficios Mc-
tahlrgicos, dijo que estaba listo para
tomar un vuelo a Miami a las 9
a.m. cl vicrnes pasado cuando se hl
inform que estaba arrestado. Fiuc
Ilevado al Cuartel General del G-2
de la Guardia Nacional de Panamnii
y luego a la Oficina del Fiscal dlel
Distrito done fuc sometido a un
extenso iteso errogatorio acerca de una
explosion ocurrida frente a su resi-
dencia en la Zona del Canal en
octulre del aFio pasado.
Despu6s que la Sra. Drummond
hal)ia informado sobre la detenci6oi

El YMCA Cierra 2 Dias
El edificio del YMCA de Crist6-
hal estarA cerrado el martes 22
de febrero y el domingo 27 de

de Drummond y que se habia reci-
bido una Ilamada telef6nica al res-
pecto de la Secci6n G-2 de la Guar-
dia Nacional, el Mayor Michael P.
Gordon, Comandante del Distrito
de Policia de Balboa y el Teniente
Rolando Winberg, Oficial de Enlace
entire la Policia de la Zona del
Canal y la Guardia Nacional, se
apcrsonaron a la Oficina del Fiscal
del Distrito, adonde lcs fue permi-
tido presenciar el interrogatorio
Terminado el interrogatorio, so
le pidi6 a Drummond firmar una
declaracion que habia sido prepa-
rada. Como se le negara su solicited
de una copia de dicha declaraciAn,
Drummond rehus6 firmarla y se le
permitio a Gordon suscribirla como
La protest official denomino el
arrest ide Drummond cono "una
violaci6n del Acuerdo d(c Aviaci6n
do 1949 entire PanamAt y los Esta-
dos Unidos" el cual estipula cl libre
tnr;isito por Tocumen de ciudadanos
estadounidenses al servicio del go-
lierno de la Zona del Canal o de
las Fuerzas Armadas de los Estados
Temprano, la mafiana siguiente,
ocurri6 un incident similar cuando
un grupo de dirigentes sindicales
acompafialan a Drummond al Aero-
puerto de Tocumen en un segundo
intent por salir de Panauma hacia
(Continia en la pdgina 4)

Dan Detalles Sobre

Arrestos en Tocumen



Febrero 18, 1977

Viernes 18 de Febrero de 1977
(Aire Acondicionado) Domingo y lunes-Arizona Colt (SIT) (PG)
Domingo-Wonder Woman y Prisoner Martes-The Daring Dobermans (SIT) (G)
of the Iron Mask (PG) Mi6rcoles-Lifeguard (PG)
Martes-Family Plot (PG) Jueves-The Sandpiper (R)
Miircoles--Run of the Arrow (SIT) (PG)
GUIA DE PELICULAS: (G) Audiencia general. Se permitira la entrada de personas de todas las
edades. (PG) Se sugiere la Guia de los Padres, pues parte de la pelicula no sera apta para
ninios. (R) Restringida. Los j6venes de menos de 17 afios no serin admitidos, a no ser que
leguen acompaiados de uno de los padres a por su guardian legal. (X) No se admitird menores
de 17 ainos. (SIT) Pelicula con titulos en espainol.

11:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
11:30-Salty y la Foca*
12:00-La Familia Munster
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Tremenda Corte"
1:30-Cine vespertino
3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
3:30-Plaza Sesamo0
4:00-Programa Infantil
5:00-Tierra de Gigantes
6:00-La Tremenda Corte*
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-La Familia IngallsO
8:30-Cine de Acciin
y Misterio0
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:15-Ultima Tanda
11:00-De Mujer a Mujer
11:30-Cocina Oster*
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Fithbol en TV-2 y Polla
Hipica y Deportiva
5:00-Cine Sabatino
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Los Protectoies*
8:00-Historia Policial*
9:00-Archivo Confidencial*
10:00-Cine de Oro
10:15-Todo per la Patria
12:00-Suerte y Alegria
12:30-Boxeo de Ayer y Hoy
2:00-Club PTL
3:00-Mundo Ind6mito

O axa,19 4
10:55-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar*
11:45-Dos Locos Disponibles
12:15-Candilejas '
1:00-Informativo del Mediodia
1:30-Un Extrafio en
Nuestras Vidas
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes *
3:00-Cartas sin Destino a
3:30-Las Aventuras de
Simeol6n y Listolin
4:00-Mis Tres Hijos
4:30-Los Secretos de Isis*
5:00-Las Aventuras en
el Quinto Continente
5:30-La Isla de Guilligans
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Pentagrama a
8:00-El Milagro de Vivir 0
9:00-La Zulianita
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
10:15-Viernes Deportivo

10:00-Camino de la Verdad
10:30-Festival de Cartones
11:15-Palomitas de Maiz*
11:45-Reino Animal en Crisis*
12:15-Hogar Dulce Hogar*
1:30-Sibados con Martinez
4:00-Daktari O
5:00-La Ley del Revilver �
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Emergencia *
9:00-Centra Mddicoo
10:00-Cine Monumental

9:00-Himno Nacional
9:15-La Santa Misa *
10:00-Ciencia para
los J6venes
10:30-Todo par la Patria
12:00-Salvese Quien Pueda

4g0a.l l , ",A colorsre. Sujeto a camnbios sin previo aviso.

4:30-Cine de acci6n
7:00-Ellery Queen"
8:00-La Mujer Bidnica
9:00-Matt Helm*
11:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
11:30-Mi Oso y Yo
12:00-La Familia Munster
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Tremenda Corte*
1:30-Cine vespertino
3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
3:30-Plaza Sesamoo
4:00-Maguila Gorila
4:30-Tom y Jerry*
5:00-Viaje al Fondo del Mar
6:00-La Tremenda Corte*
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Escuadr6n Policiaco*
8:30-Cine favorite*
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:15-Ultima Tanda
11:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
11:30-King Kong*
12:00-La Familia Munster
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Tremenda Carte*
1:30--Cine vespertino
3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
3:30-Plaza SBsamo"
4:30-Milton el Monstruo*
5:00-El Tiinel del Tiempo
6:00-La Tremenda Corte"
6:30-Teved6s Informa

7:30-Los Robinson Suizos
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
11:30-Skippy el Canguro
12:00-Loteria y Alegria
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Tremenda Corte*
1:30-Cine vespertino
3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
3:30-Plaza Sdsamoo
4:00-Los 4 Fantasticos�
4:30-Diablos del Volante
6:00-La Tremenda Corte0
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-El Ascenso del Hombre0
8:30-Trilogia Policiaca*
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:15-Ultima Tanda
11:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
12:00-La Familia Munster
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Tremenda Corte*
1:30-Cine vespertino
3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
3:30-Plaza Sesamo"
4:00-Guardianes del Espacio
5:00-Los Invasores
6:00-La Tremenda Corte*
6:30-Teved6s Informa
8:30-Lo Mejor del Boxeo
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:15-Ultima Tanda

L *A colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.

1:30-Domingo Deportivo a
5:30-Super Tanda
7:00-Cannon 0
8:00-Kojak 0
9:00-Hawai 5-0 *
10:00-Gran Cine
10:45-Clases de Frances
11:00-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar 0
11:45-Dos Locos Disponibles
12:15--Variedades del Lunes 0
1:00-Informativo del Mediodia
1:30-Un Extrafo en
Nuestras Vidas
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes *
3:00-Cartas sin Destino *
3:30-Las Aventuras de
Simeol6n y Listolin
4:00-Mis Tres Hijos
4:30-Los Secretos de IsisO
5:00-Las Aventuras en
el Quinto Continente
5:30-La Isla de Guilligans
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Chespirito 0
8:00-El Milagro de Vivir *
9:00-La Zulianita
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
10:50-Programa Educative
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar 0
11:45-Dos Locos Disponibles
1:00-Informativo del Mediodia
1:30-Un Extrafio en
Nuestras Vidas
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes '
3:00-Cartas sin Destino 0
3:30-Las Aventuras de
Simeolin y Listolin
4:00-Mis Tres Hijos
4:30-Los Secretos de Isis*
5:00-Las Aventuras en
el Quinto Continente
5:30-La Isla de Guilligans
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Dick Turpin
8:00-El Milagro de Vivir �

9:00-La Zulianita
10:00-Cuestidn de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal
10:55-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar 0
12:00-Sorteo de los Mi6rcoles
1:00--nformativo del Mediodia
1:30-Un Extrafio en
Nuestras Vidas
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes *
3:00-Cartas sin Destino 0
3:30-Las Aventuras de
Simeol6n y Listolin
4:00--Mis Tres Hijos
4:30-Los Secretos de Isis*
5:00-Las Aventuras en
el Quinto Continente
5:30-La Isla de Guilligans
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Un Angel Llamade
8:00-El Milagro de Vivir *
9:00-La Zulianita
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal
10:45-Programa Educative
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar 0
11:45-Dos Locos Disponibles
12:15-La Criada Bien Criada 0
1:00-Informativo del Mediodia
1:30-Un Extrafo en
Nuestras Vidas
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes 0
3:00-Cartas sin Destinoe
3:30-Las Aventuras de
Simeolin y Listolin
4:00-Mis Tres Hijos
4:30-Los Secretos de IsisO
5:00-Las Aventuras en
el Quinto Continente
5:30-La Isla de Guilligans
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Miisica y Estrellas
8:00-El Milagro de Vivir �
9:00-La Zulianita
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal


en la



Trabajar a tiempo complete en
los Estados Unidos y al mismo tiem-
po tender los complicados trAmites
de conseguir trabajo en la Zona del
Canal constitute una verdadera ha-
zafia si se trata de hacerlo como lo
hizo Andrew M. Wright, Jr., Sar-
gento de la Policia de la Zona del
Canal, quien se integr6 al cuerpo
policiaco local en 1963.
Aquel aiio Andy present la soli-
citud reglamentaria y la correspon-
dencia de rutina, y se encontr6 en
la etapa de tomar los exAmenes ne-
cesarios para integrarse al cuerpo
de policia. Asi que viaj6 a Panama
desde Wisconsin un dia jueves,
tom6 el examen el viernes, visit
a sus padres en la ciudad de Pana-
mA el sibado y regres6 a los Esta-
dos Unidos el domingo para ir a
trabajar el lunes por la mariana.
La semana siguiente volvi6 a repe-
tir la aventura para asistir a una
entrevista y el tercer fin de semana
compr6 un boleto de una sola via
porque habia conseguido el trabajo
y viajaria a la Zona del Canal para
quedarse del todo.
Es hijo de Andrew M. Wright,
quien vino asignado al Istmo como
official del Ej6rcito de los Estados
Unidos, conoci6 aqui a Clarita
Smith, de Anc6n, se cas6 con ella y
decidi6 quedarse. Andy naci6 en el
Hospital Gorgas. Despu6s de jubi-
larse del ej6rcito, su padre abri6 un
negocio de seguros en PanamA y
mis tarde fue instrumental en el
establecimiento del Plan de Bene-
ficio de la Zona del Canal.
Andy se cri6 y asisti6 a la escuela
primaria en PanamA. Su primer afio
de secundaria lo hizo en Colombia,
pero regres6 al Istmo para cursar
los 61timos 3 anos.
Despu6s de graduarse de la Es-
cuela Secundaria de Balboa, ingres6
a la Universidad de Cincinnati,
Ohio, a la cual asisti6 durante un
aiio y medio y luego se alist6 en
el Ej6rcito de los Estados Unidos.
Durante su servicio en el Ej6rcito
fue asignado primero a Alemania
y lleg6 a conocer casi todos los pai-
ses de Europa antes de regresar a
los Estados Unidos donde fue asig-
nado a Fort Ord, California, Fort
Lewis, Washington y Fort Benning,
En Fort Ord conocio a Shirley
Tessmer que habia ido desde Janes-
ville, Wisconsin, a visitar a su her-
mano. El siguiente viaje de Shirley
fue a Fort Lewis donde se cas5 con
Luego, los Wright fueron asigna-
dos a la Zona del Canal donde, tras
4' afios de servicio, Andy se scpar6
del Ejercito y dedic6 alg6n tiempo
a estudiar en la Universidad de la
Zona del Canal antes de trasladarse
con su familiar a Janesville. Fue en-
tonces cuando ingres6 al Departa-
mento de Policia de Wisconsin.
En 1963 inici6 su carrera con la
Division de Policia de la Zona del
Canal. Durante sus primeros 14 me-
ses con el cuerpo de policia, estuvo
asignado a la Penitenciaria de Gam-
boa. A trav6s de los aiios ha tenido
que trabajar en ambos sectors del
Istmo como official de patrulla, de
trAnsito, en la secci6n de activida-
des juveniles y actualmente es ofi-
cial de adiestramiento en la Divi-
si6n de Policia. En su cargo actual

Sgt. Andrew M. Wright, Jr.

tiene la responsabilidad de dar
adiestramiento a todos los policies
reclutas y de ensefiar anualmente
un curso de repaso de 40 horas al
personal de servicio. Ocasionalmen-
te ha tenido que dar adiestramiento
a miembros de la policia military y
Los Wright llevan una vida bas-
tante ocupada y resident en Los Rios
con tres de sus hijos, Laura, de 16
afios; Alan, de 13 afios y Michelle,
de 8 afios. Mark, su hijo mayor, se
gradu6 de la Escuela Secundaria
de Balboa en enero de este afio y
est, estudiando en Janesville, pre-
parAndose para ingresar a la Uni-
versidad de Wisconsin.
Mientras Shirley atiende a su fa-
milia y estudia a tiempo complete
en la Universidad de la Zona del
Canal para licenciarse en sicologia,
Andy dedica muchas horas de su
tiempo a actividades comunales y

juveniles. Es representante y asesor
en cumplimiento de la ley para el
Puesto 10-4 de Exploradores de los
Boy Scouts de Am6rica y frecuente-
mente compare sus conocimientos
acerca de drogas y dinero falso
ofreciendo charlas a padres de fa-
milia y estudiantes en la Zona del
Canal asi como a empresas banca-
rias, cAmaras de comercio y grupos
empresariales en la Rep6blica de
PanamA. Este aiio Andy fue electo
representante del Consejo Civico de
Los Rios, Corozal y CArdenas, y
dice que queria former parte de
dicho grupo no s6lo para ayudar
a la comunidad sino para darse
mejor cuenta de los problems de
los residents de la Zona del Canal.
AdemAs de su educaci6n civil,
Andy es graduado de la Academia
Nacional del FBI y ha tomado nu-
merosos cursos policivos y de adies-
tramiento por correspondencia.

Rosa Lombardero, ayudante estudiantil en el laboratorio de ciencias de la
Universidad de la Zona del Canal, demuestra sus experiments quimicos
al Subdirector de la Universidad Dr. Kenneth Lake y a Diana Sanford.
La Srta. Lombardero y la Sra. Sanford encabezan el Cuadro de Honor
del primer semestre de la Universidad. Ambas son estudiantes de "A",
y siguen programs de studio m6s intensos que lo normal. La Sra. Sanford
curs6 20 horas acadmnicas de cr6dito y la Srta. Lombardero 18. El
semestre pasado 118 estudiantes salieron en el Cuadro de Honor.

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Gobernador de la Zona del Canal Vicegobernador Director de Informacidn
El SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA es una publicaci6n official del Canal
de PanamA editada en Balboa Heights, Z. del C. Se autoriza la repro-
ducci6n .ya fuere verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6nica o noticia aqui
aparecida, sin necesidad de solicitud expresa. El material que se desee
publicar en el SPILLWAY deberA estar en la Oficina de Prensa del Canal
de Panam a ma s tardar el viernes a las 4 p.m. de la semana anterior.
Solamente el material urgente puede ser recibido y procesado para ser
usado la misma semana a mas tardar el lunes al mediodia. Distribuci6n
gratis a todos los empleados del Canal de PanamA. Valor de la subs-
cripci6n para otros, $6 al afno. Por correo a6reo $19. Para estudiantes,
$4, correo regular solamente. Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos a
The Panama Canal Company y dirigidos a: Jefe de Servicios Administra-
tivos, Subscripciones del SPILLWAY, Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

Pigina 2

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- I

Febrero 18, 1977

Pagina 3


Solo una v

Pagan Vac
i Se les recuerda a los empleados
que tienen derecho a recibir com-
Spensaci6n por tiempo de viaje, que
" j dicha compensaci6n puede recla-
marse s61o una vez al afino. Se con-
ceden 40 horas de compensacion
por duraci6n de viaje a los emplea-
dos ciudadanos de los Estados Uni-
dos que hayan pasado por lo menos
:30 dias calendarios continues de va-
caciones pagadas en los Estados
Unidos, sus posesiones o territories,
incluyendo Puerto Rico, pero ex-
cluyendo la Zona del Canal.

La foto capta el momento en que Mary y Herbert
Knapp cuentan al piblico invitado del Club de Lectura
de la Escuela Secundaria de Balboa, sus experiencias
personales sobre "Lo que Ocurre Cuando se Publica un
Libro". El libro de los Knapp, "One Potato, Two
Potato" demuestra c6mo las tradiciones, costumbres
y juegos infantiles ayudan a la nifiez a hacerle frente
a las tensions en el transcurso de sus vidas y le faci-
litan su evoluci6n a la madurez. El libro, cuya inves-

tigaci6n y terminaci6n tom6 5 afios, fue pul
el 18 de octubre de 1976. Los Knapp ensefian
en las escuelas de la Zona del Canal. La Sra.
fue entrevistada en noviembre en el program "T
que se televisa en todos los Estados Unidos y
presentado en programs de radio y TV en la
de Nueva York. Herbert y Mary Knapp ensefia
Universidad de la Zona del Canal y la
Secundaria de Balboa, respectivamente.



Lista de Vacantes y Traslados

Para Empleados
Todo solicitante capacitado recibiri consideraci6n para trabajo sin distinci6n de raza,
religion, color, nacionalidad, sexo, edad, partidarismo y afiliaci6n political u otro factor no
meritorio. Personas calificadas que tengan impediments fisicos pueden Ilamar o visitar al
Coorainador del Programa para la Colocaci6n de Personas Impedidas a fin de ser asesoradas
con respect a las vacantes que aparecen a continuaci6n. La oficina del Coordinador esta
situada en el Edificio 363, Anc6n, Zona del Canal, tel6fono 52-7570. DeberB someterse una
solicited por separado para cada uno de los empleos que aparecen en la lista. Los sala-
ries indicados seran aumentados a los ciudadanos de los EE. UU. por medio del diferencial
apropiado ademas del factor de impuesto cuando deba aplicarse. El simbolo 1 indica que es
necesario un examen escrito. El simbolo � indica que es una posici6n de seguridad done
puede emplearse solamente a ciudadanos estadounidenses.

Aparejador MG-10 (Trabajo de turn) (Conocimiento de
Inglds) (Se require saber nadar)
Ayudante Soldador MG-5 ---- __
Ayudante Yesero MG-5
Enfermera/Enfermera Clinica NM-5/7
(Trabajo de turn) $ -__._ . $6,697.
Ingeniero Mecinico NM-11 .
Obrero MG-2
Obrero MG-3
Obrero MG-3 (Primeras 40 horas) .- -
Oficinista, Almacen de Ventas NM-2 (Tiempo parcial,
minimo 40 horas, miximas 60 horas) ----
Oficinista, Contaduria NM-3 (Se require

Direcci6n Va-
o Si- can-
Salario Base Division tio tec

licencia para conducir) ._-- __-- $5,345.60
Oficinista Encargado(a) de Admisiones
(Hospital) NM-4/5 - - - - _ $5,990.40/$6,697.60
Oficinista Encargado(a) de Cuentas Corrientes
NM-4/5 $5,990.40/$6,697.60
Oficinista-Esten6grafo(a) NM-41
(Tiempo parcial que no exceda 30 horas)- _ . $2.88
Oficinista-Esten6grafo(a) NM-41 (Conocimiento de Espaiol)--$5,990.40
Oficinista-Mecandgrafo(a) NM-41 . - $5,990.40
Operario de Vehiculos a Motor MG-5 (Primeras 40 horas)
(Conocimiento de Ingles) (Se require licencia para conducir) $2.54
Operario de Vehiculos a Motor MG-6 (Se require licencia
para conducir) (Conocimiento de Inglis) $2.60
Pasacables MG-4 (Conocimiento de Ingles)
(Se require saber nadar) - _. __ $2.45
Piloto-Draga FE-10 (Se require licencia de Piloto de Draga) .$7.87
Practico en Adiestramiento-Naves Menores de 225 pies CP-2
(Primeras 40 horas) (Conocimiento de Ingles)
(Trabajo de turno. $--_ ------ 22,339.20
Quimico NM-9 __ _ __ ---_-__ $13,707.20
Secretaria (Estenografia) NM-5/6
(Conocimiento de Espanol) -- - $6,697.60$10,088.00
Verificador NM-2 (Primeras 40 horas)_ ---- $4,908.80

Aseador MG-1 (Que no exceda 1 afio)_----
Ayudante, Actividades Recreativas NM-4 (Tiempo parcial
que no exceda 30 horas) (Que no exceda 1 aoo).-
Obrero MG-3 (Que no exceda 1 aiio) _ _------
Oficinista-Mecandgrafo(a) NM-21 (Que no exceda 1 aino)
Oficinista-Mecan6grafo(a) NM-31
(Que no exceda Junio 17, 1977) ____-----
Oficinista, Procuraduria-Mecanografia NM-41
(Que no exceda 4 meses) ..- - ---. - .. ...

S $2.30

H. R. Zipperman y

Seran Homenajead
El 28 de febrero se ofrec
agasajo a las 6 p.m. en el C
Oficiales de Quarry Heights
nor del Exdirector de Salu
H. R. Zipperman y su espo
quienes estarin de visit en l
del Canal desde el 26 die
hasta el 5 de marzo.
Los boletos cuestan $2 v
comprarse antes del 23 de f
Se pueden obtener Ilamand
tel6fonos 52-3274, 52-3406
7130, 52-3833, 43-1947.

"t Eligen Comites

En Rainbow City

Las siguientes personas han sido
S elegidas como presidents de los
blicado diversos comit6s del Consejo Civico
inglis de Rainbow City:
Knapp Asuntos Comunales: Rupert Beck-
Today" ford, tel6fono 43-2354.
se ha Comisariato: Ester Sobers, tel6fono
ciudad 43-2858.
a en la Hospital: Lorna Miller, tel6fono
Escuela 43-1422.
M6todos y Procedimientos: Ernesto
Anderson, telefono 43-3559.
Sra. Publicidad y Relaciones Piblicas:
Percival A. Samuels, tel6fono
dos 43-1352.
Centro Civico: Holden L. Cock-
:ernt un burn, telefono 43-1534.
lub de
en ho-
ibridad, Aclarase Equivocacion
isa Peg El nfimero correct de la Clinica
a Zona de Consulta General del Hospital
Gorgas es el 52-3969. Este numero
deben aparece err6neamente en las paginas
elrero. rosadas del Directorio Telef6nico de
o a los 1977 de la Compaiiia del Canal de
6, 52- Panama como nimero de la Clinica
de Atenci6n Familiar.

$6.46 Esclusas P
$2.54 Mantenimiento P
$2.54 Mantenimiento P

211.20 Salubridad A-P
432.00 Mantenimiento P
$2.31 Serv. Com. P
$2.33 Serv. Com. P
$2.33 Terminales A

$2.36 Abastos A-P

Trans. Motor P

Hos. Coco Solo A

Mantenimiento A


Trans. Motor



Trinsito A
Acue. y Labs. P

Transito P
Terminales A


- $2.88 S. Recreativos
$2.33 Almacenes
$4,908.80 Hos. Gorgas

$5,345.60 0. C. Exam.

$5,990.40 Personal

La solicited debe ser sometida en el Formulario 443, SOLICITUD PARA TRASLADO, a mis
tardar site (7) dias calendarios despues de la fecha de esta publicaci6n. Los requisites pueden
ser revisados en el Ramo de Empleos y Colocaciones, Edificio 366, Anc6n, o Edificio 1105, Cris-
t6bal. Puede obtenerse mayor informaci6n en el Ramo de Colocaciones, telefonos 52-3583,
52-7867 6 43-1288.

Ni el mas aferrado fumador podria ofenderse con esta interesante y atrac-
tiva advertencia de "no fumar" que cuelga en la pared de la Clinica de
Medicine Familiar del Hospital Gorgas. Este afiche tuvo sus comienzos
en un viejo letrero que el Dr. Orlando Bonilla, facultativo de la clinic,
encontr6 el afio pasado en Palo Seco y colg6 en la clinic. En aquella
fecha el letrero decia "no fumar" en unos 15 idiomas; hasta que un dia
se present un marinero de tierras lejanas reclamando que su idioma no
aparecia en el letrero. Entonces el Dr. Bonilla lo invite a que lo agregara
a la lista. De alli en adelante, a cuanto paciente extranjero Ilegara a la
clinic y cuyo idioma no estuviera representado en el afiche se le pedia
que lo agregara. Cuando el afiche Ileg6 a decir "no fumar" en 38 idiomas
distintos el Dr. Bonilla los pas6 en limpio con tinta china a un cartoncillo
el cual hizo enmarcar, dejando espacio al final para seguir aumentando
la list de advertencias en otros lenguajes. Entre los idiomas que aparecen
representados actualmente en el afiche se cuentan el japon6s, chino, hebreo,
malayalam, lituanio y hasta espaiiol e ingl6s.

ez al Ano


El empleado debe reintegrarse
a sus labores para que pueda acre-
ditArsele esta compensaci6n. Cual-
quier reclamo por tiempo de viaje
que sea aprobado, se acreditarA al
afio hibil en que el empleado
reanudo sus laborers.
Esto significa que si un emplea-
do toma vacaciones en los Estados
Unidos y regresa a trabajar despuds
que ha comenzado el nuevo afio
hAbil, la compensaci6n de tiempo
se le acreditara al afio hAbil en
curso, y no tendrai derecho a nue-
vos reclamos de esta indole hasta
el afio habil siguiente.
Por ejemplo: Un empleado se va
de vacaciones el 19 de diciembre
de 1977 y regresa al Istmo el 31 de
diciembre de 1977 despuis de ha-
ber pasado 30 dias en los Estados
Unidos. Regresa a trabajar el 2 de
enero de 1978 y present su recla-
mo de 40 horas de duraci6n del
viaje. Como el 31 de diciembre es
el iltimo dia del afio hibil, la com-
pensaci6n se le acreditarA al aflo
hibil 1978 cuando regres6 a tra-
Este empleado no tiene derecho
a presentar otro reclamo de tiempo
de viaje hasta el afio 1979.
Los empleados deben tener esto
en cuenta cuando piensen tomar
vacaciones en los Estados Unidos
a fines del afio habil. Recientemen-
te han surgido una series de proble-
mas de este tipo y aunque en.algu-
nos casos se han podido hacer ajus-
tes, en otros casos el empleado
pierde uno de los beneficios de
vacaciones a los, cuales tiene de-

,Ha Cambiado el

Beneficario de su

Poliza de Seguro?

Todos los empleados que estin
cubiertos con el plan de seguro co-
lectivo de empleados Federales y
la ley de vacaciones, deben asegu-
rarse de que los beneficios corres-
pondientes les scan pagados de
acuerdo con sus deseos. Pcri6dica-
mente las condiciones familiares del
empleado pudieran cambiar ya sea
por matrimonies, fallecimientos o
nacimientos y ello tambien podria
afectar su preferencia en cuanto al
Cuando no hay beneficiario, el
siguiente orden es el que se aplica
para pagar los beneficios de jubila-
ci6n, seguro de vida colectivo, va-
caciones acumuladas v salario adeu-
1. A su c6nyuge.
2. Si no hay c6nyuge, a los hijos
por parties iguales. Si hay algimn
hijo fallecido, la part de 6ste se
divide entire sus descendientes.
3. En ausencia de lo anterior,
a los padres del empleado por par-
tes iguales o en una sola partida
si es uno solo.
4. Cuando no hay padres sobrc-
vivientes, a la albacea.
5. Cuando no hay albacea, a
otro pariente que le asista el derc-
cho de acuerdo con la ley del esta-
do de residencia.
No es necesario designer un be-
neficiario a menos que usted desee
que se adopted otra forma de page
de los beneficios. Ahora es el mo-
mento de revisar su situaciOn. Si
desea hacer alguin cambio en la
designacion de su beneficiario, co-
muniquese con la oficina de per-


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Febrero 18, 1977

Grupo 'Pro Vida'

Ofrecer Consejos

Sobre Embarazo
Se ha fundado una Sociedad Con-
sejera Sobre Embarazos en la Zona
del Canal y se invita la participa-
ci6n de miembros de la comunidad



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El Gobernador de la Zona del Canal, H. R. Parfitt, firma la proclama por
la cual design la semana del 20 al 26 de febrero como Semana Nacional
de los Ingenieros, y el dia 26 de febrero como Dia de los Arquitectos e
Ingenieros en la Zona del Canal. Asistieron al acto, de izquierda a derc-
cha: Carlos Rodriguez, president, Instituto de Ingenieros Electr6nicos
y E16ctricos, Secci6n de PanamA; William De La Mater, expresidente y
Director Nacional de la Sociedad de Ingenieros Profesionales de la Zona
del Canal; Teniente Coronel Philip Custer, president de la Sociedad
Americana de Ingenieros Militares; Georges G. Bouche, president de la
Sociedad de Ingenieros Profesionales de la Zona del Canal; y Felipe
Len-Rios, president de la Semana de Ingenieros de 1977, y president
de la Sociedad Americana de Ingenieros Civiles. Entre las diversas activi-
dades planeadas para esta celebraci6n los ingenieros visitarAn las escuelas
de la Zona del Canal, exhibiciones y demostraciones de la computadora
Hewlett Packard en la Biblioteca de la Zona del Canal, un paseo en la
grida flotante "Atlas" y un seminario sobre temas ambientales ademis de
un banquet bailable.

Pronto Vence el Plazo de

Inspecci6n de Vehiculos

Se les recuerda a los dueios de
vehiculos particulares matriculados
en la Zona del Canal que deben
hacerlos revisar a mas tardar el
28 de febrero.
A la fecha de esta publicaci6n,
5,450 de los estimados 9,200 ve-
hiculos particulares que deben ins-
peccionarse, habian sido revisados
en los talleres de la Divisi6n de
Transporte de Vehiculos a Motor
del Canal de PanamA en Crist6bal
y Anc6n; de 6stos, 1,188 fueron
rechazados en la primera inspec-
ci6n, principalmente por defects
en el engranaje direccional, sistema
de suspension, neumAticos o siste-
ma de escape.
La inspecci6n de los vehiculos
incluye revision de frenos, sistema
de luces, ventanas, parabrisas y lim-
piaparabrisas, luces direccionales,
bocinas, alineaci6n de ruedas, en-
granaje de conducci6n, sistema de
escape y otras parties del vehiculo
que afectan la seguridad. Para ase-
gurar que los vehiculos no sean re-
chazados, se recomienda hacer las
reparaciones necesarias antes de Ile-
varlos a la inspecci6n.
Los inspectors rechazarAn los ve-
hiculos con ventanas rotas o raiadas
que presented algfin peligro. El pa-
rabrisas sera revisado para deter-
minar que nada obstaculice la buc-
na visibilidad. Los vehiculos con
vidrios empaiiados o descoloridos
serAin rechazados, como igualmente
lo serAn los que tengan limpapara-
brisas que no funcionen debidamen-
te. El sistema de frenos se revisara,
y si el recorrido del pedal es exce-
sivo y los frenos no marcan la debi-
da presi6n en la miquina de prue-
ba, el vehiculo no pasar' el re-
Se revisara el montaje de los
neuma ticos para ver si cstaln bien
apareados y ademAs se inspeccio-
narin las lonas para determinar sii
espesor. Cualquier vehiculo que
tenga neumaticos con lonas visi-
bles, abultamientos, nudos, irregu-
laridades, o cortaduras o rajaduras
de mAs de 1 pulgada en la lona

o superficies laterales del neumai-
tico serA rechazado.
Tampoco pasaran revisado los ve-
hiculos que tengan ruedas torcidas,
rajadas o resoldadas o que les fal-
ten tuercas, pernos, reaches o
salientes, ya que estos defects afec-
tan directamente la seguridad del
A los experts inspectors de la
Division de Transportes no les toma
mAs de 5 minutes llevar a cabo la
inspecci6n de su vehiculo. Las ho-
ras de inspecci6n son de 8 a.m. a
5 p.m. de lunes a viernes, y hay
que esperar un promedio de 20 a
30 minutes, por turno. Se recuerda
por este medio que todos los ve-
hiculos deben estar revisados antes
de fines de mes.

Teniendo en cuenta que actual-
mente la mujer embarazada tiene
derecho al aborto, la Sociedad es-
pera despertar conciencia acerca de
los derechos del ser human antes
de nacer y ofrecer alternatives al
Entre los objetivos principles de
la Sociedad estA el de orientar a
madres embarazadas que pudieran
estar considerando el aborto, a fin
de ponerlas en conocimiento de las
implicaciones sociales, sicol6gicas,
morales y m6dicas relacionadas con
el aborto, y proporcionarles alter-
nativas y ayudas dentro de los limi-
tes y medios de la Sociedad.
Se promoverAn ideales "pro vida"
mediante grupos de discusi6n, ora-
dores, contacts personales y lite-
ratura. AdemAs, se espera mante-
ner estrechos vinculos con las es-
cuelas, salud p6blica, grupos civi-
cos y sociales y brindar ayuda cuan-
do sea solicitada.
La sociedad tiene como principio
no discriminar entire razas, credos,
nacionalidades, edades o estado ci-
vil. Los servicios de orientaci6n se-
rAn de character personal, confiden-
cial y sin costo alguno.
Las personas interesadas en inte-
grarse a la Sociedad Consejera So-
bre el Embarazo pueden Ilamar a
Vern J. Simon, president, al 52-
5477 o a Wayne Samuels, presiden-
te de admisi6n, al 52-5375.
Se proyecta tener pronto un ni-
mero de emergencia con servicio de
24 horas.

Mafiana Habr6 Bailes de
Cuadrilla Para Visitantes
Mafiana a las 8 p.m. el Club de
Bailes de Cuadrilla "Twin City"
de Pedro Miguel ofrecerA una vela-
da para visitantes en la Sala Re-
creativa de Pedro Miguel.
Todos los miembros, amigos y
aficionados a los bailes de cuadri-
Ila americana estAn cordialmcnte
invitados a comenzar los carnavales
bailando su danza favorite a los
acordes de la miisica del Profesor
DespuBs del baile habra facilida-
des de transport.

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Estos tres j6venes nadadores competirAn en el Campeonato de Nataci6n
de Centroam&rica y el Caribe que se celebrara en Santo Domingo del
28 de febrero al 4 de marzo. Son ellos de izquierda a derecha: Albano
H. Aguilar de 12 afios, nataci6n de relevo de pecho; Tom Emerick de
11 afios, nataci6n de relevo estilo libre; y Roger O'Connor de 10 afios,
nataci6n estilo mariposa y de pecho. Roger y Tom son del Club In-
ternacional de Nataci6n y Albano del Club Barracuda de PanamA. Los
padres de los tres muchachos son empleados de la organizaci6n del Canal.
Son ellos Robert E. O'Connor, Ayudante en Relaciones de Administraci6n
Laboral de la Direcci6n de Ingenieria y Construcci6n, Robert H. Emerick,
de la Oficina de Planificaci6n y Flor Aguilar de la Oficina de Informaci6n
del Canal de PanamA.

Arrests en Tocumen
(Viene de la pdgina 1)

Washington, D.C., para tender
asuntos del Sindicato.
De acuerdo con Ralph Sheppard
del Sindicato de Maestros de la
Zona del Canal, el grupo estaba en
el mirador del aeropuerto, cuando

El Sabado Hay Caminata
De Ruinas de Portobelo
La Sociedad Istmefia de Antro-
pologia ofrecerA gratis una caminata
por Portobelo mafiana. La gira serA
conducida por el Reverendo H.
Webster; author del folleto "La
Defense de Portobelo".
Las personas que deseen partici-
par deberAn reunirse a las 9 a.m.
en la garita de Sabanitas en el des-
vio de la Carretera Transistmica
hacia Portobelo.
Como preparaci6n para esta ex-
cursi6n, se presentar, gratis una
series de diapositivas de Portobelo
esta noche a las 7:30 p.m. en el
s6tano de la Catedral de San Lucas
en Anc6n. Se invita al puiblico en
general a participar en ambas acti-


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En la foto aparecen las jugadoras del equipo Coca-Cola
de la liga infantil femenina de bola suave del sector
Pacifico. Este es el primer equipo infantil femenino
en la Zona del Canal que luce uniform complete.
Aqui posa con Rae Mayer, a la izquierda, coordinadora
del equipo. Ric Figueroa, a la derecha, manager;
detrAs, John Routhe anotador y en primer piano,
Chucky Grummons, mascota. Las integrantes del equi-

po, que son estudiantes del primer ciclo de las escue-
las de Curundu y Balboa son, de izquierda a derecha:
V. Rivera, B. Wigle, M. Owen, R. Harp, L. Morrison,
R. Lindley, L. Williams y C. Vallance. En la fila de
atris: K. Newbury, B. Benson y R. Pope. Faltan en la
foto: L. Garcia, S. Beer, T. Beer, D. Gesto, y el
entrenador L. Cattlet.

Drummond fue detenido nuevamen-
te al dirigirse al avi6n.
Cuando Drummond habia entra-
do al avi6n los hombres que lo ha-
bian estado interrogando vieron que
uno de los del grupo en el mirador
estaba tomando fotografias de esta
segunda confrontaci6n. Todo el
grupo fue Ilevado a una sala del
aeropuerto donde se les neg6 el
permiso de hacer ninguna llamada
telef6nica. Alli fueron registrados
y la pelicula les fue confiscada.
Luego fueron puestos en libertad.

Habra Examenes GED

En Marzo en la Zona
Las Pruebas de Desarrollo Edu-
cativo General (GED) a nivel de
escuela secundaria se darin en la
Universidad de la Zona del Canal
el 3, 4, 5 y 7 de marzo. El jueves,
viernes y lunes las pruebas comen-
zaran a las 6:30 p.m. y el sAbado
a las 8 a.m.
Muchas de las personas que han
tomado las Pruebas GED han reci-
bido el certificado de Equivalencia
de Escuela Secundaria y algunas
de las que han recibido las califi-
caciones minimas se han matricula-
do en la Universidad de la Zona
del Canal o en centros de educa-
ci6n avanzada en los Estados Uni-
dos. Las calificaciones minimas de
la prueba para obtener el certifica-
do de secundaria es de 40 en cada
prueba con un promedio general de
45 puntos para las cinco pruebas.
Cualquier persona de 19 afios o
mAs puede tomar las Pruebas GED.
Para mayor idformaci6n al respect
se puede Ilamar a la oficina de la
Universidad al 52-3304 6 52-7509.
David Baglien, Consejero Universi-
tario serA el supervisor de la prueba.
Se cbbrarn una cuota de $7.50
por la prueba la cual puede pagar-
se de lunes a viernes en la oficina
de la Universidad de 7:15 a 11:30
a.m. y de 12:30 a 3:30 p.m. antes
del 3 de marzo.

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BOMBEROS______ .____-___119
MEDICO (Pacifico) 52-2300
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