The Panama Canal spillway =

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


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Text in English and Spanish; Spanish text inverted.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
Vol. 1, no. 33 (Feb. 1, 1963)-Vol. 37, no. 26 (Dec. 30, 1999).
Issuing Body:
Issued by: Government of the Canal Zone <June 24, 1966-June 13 1969>; by the Panama Canal Company, <Aug. 13, 1976>-Sept. 14, 1979; by the Panama Canal Commission, Sept. 20, 1979-Dec. 1999.
General Note:
"Official Panama Canal publication."
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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Full Text

Gift of the Panama Canal Museum

More Than 62 Years of Service to World Commerce

The Panama

Canal Spillway

Friday, February 25, 1977

Vol. XV, No. 28

Congressional Group colony Is Theme F. A. Cotton Named

Tours Canal Zone, R. of P. At Balboa Tomorrow Ciil AFFairs Director

A group of prominent U.S. Con-
gressmen and one Congresswoman
visited the Isthmus last week to
better acquaint themselves with the
Canal situation and the background
surrounding the Canal treaty talks.
The distinguished delegation met
with Canal officials and visited with
Gov. H. R. Parfitt, who briefed
them in the Board Room of the Ad-
ministration Building at Balboa
Heights. They met also with
Lt. Gen. D. P. McAuliffe, Com-
mander-in-Chief, USSOUTHCOM,
and received a SOUTHCOM I:rie'-
ing and met with U.S. Ambassador
William J. Jorden. The Congress-
men received an orientation from
a Panama Government official on
the country's economy and plans
for development. A number of the

License Sections

TO Open Tomorrow

For Sale of Plates
License sections on both sides of
the Isthmus will be open tomorrow
for the sale of 1977 license plates,
giving Canal Zone residents an
extra day to replace their 1976
plates which become invalid at
midnight February 28.
The 1977 plates will be on sale
from 7:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and
12:45 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the License
Section in the Civil Affairs Build-
ing, Ancon and in the Margarita
Service Center.
License plates for all civilians in-
cluding those employed by the
Armed Forces living in the Canal
Zone cost $15 for private vehicles,
$6 for motorcycles; $4 for trailer
and $25 for commercial vehicles.

Congressmen also held informal
conversations with residents of the
Canal Zone, visiting several of their
During the 4-day visit, they at-
tended social activities in their
honor and made a tour of Mira-
flores Locks, where they were
briefed on the Canal operation by
Lt. Gov. Richard L. Hunt.
Members of the delegation that
visited the Isthmus included Con-
gressman John M. Slack, Jr., from
Charleston, W. Va., who is Chair-
man of the House Appropriations;
Subcommittee for the Department
of State and served as chairman of
the group; Congressman Neal Smith
of Altoona, Iowa, Congressman
John J. Flynt, Jr. of Griffin, Ga.,
Congresswoman Yvonne Burke of
Los Angeles, Calif., all members of
the State Department Subcommit-
tee; Congressman George E. Shipley
of Olney, Ill., of the House Appro-
priations Committee; Congressman
Eldon Rudd of Arizona, a member
of the Interior Committee; Con-
gressman Robert Stump of Arizona,
a member of the Public Works and
Transportation Committee; Con-
gressman J. Kenneth Robinson of
Winchester, Va., a member of the
House Appropriations Committee;
Congressman Robert K. Dornan of
California, a member of the Pan-
ama Canal Subcommittee; and
Congressman Ralph H. Metcalfe of
Chicago, Ill., Chairman of the
House Subcommittee on the Pan-
ama Canal.
Several of the wives of the Con-
gressmen accompanied their spouses
to the Isthmus as did Congress-
woman Burke's husband.

tions will span national borders
tomorrow as scouts .from the Re-
public of Panama, the International
Boy Scouts of the Canal Zone, and
units from Costa Rica and Guate-
mala join the Canal Zone Boy
Scouts in the third annual Scout-
O-Rama at the Balboa Stadium.
Following a parade in Balboa
from 10 to 11 a.m., Scout-O-Rama
activities will get underway at the
stadium. The emphasis this year
will be on ecology and among the
ecology-oriented projects will be
the baking of bread in an oven
heated by the sun, the generating
of power with a solar battery and
the harnessing of wind power to
pump water, all presented by Pa-
cific side units.
Scouts on the Atlantic side will
offer such things as a puppet show,
(Continued on p. 4)

Fred A. Cotton, "Colon boy,"
member of a large and well-known
Canal Zone family, and former Bal-
boa High School football hero, has

* . -,: . - , I

Fred A. Cotton-

Fred A. Cotton

That Energy Problem

Has Not Been Solved

A few years ago, almost all-
Americans were aware of the
energy problem. On the Isthmus,
we paid more for the power we
used and the gasoline we bought.
The news we read and saw on TV
of the long lines at gasoline stations,
the possibility of rationing, and the
exploration of ways of making
buildings more energy efficient
vividly demonstrated the problem.
With the lifting of the oil em-
bargo by Arab nations, the general
idea spread that the "energy crisis"
was over. For most knowledgeable

The complexities of locking a ship through the Panama Panama Canal Guide Service, left, briefed the visitors
Canal are explained to a group of U.S. Congressmen, on the transit operations of the Canal and escorted
their spouses and assistants during a visit to the control them on a tour of the area.
house at Miraflores Locks. Robert J. Byrne, Supervisor,

people, however, the fact remains
that energy problems will not just
go away. The 1973 "crisis" forced
us to reassess our energy picture,
and the outlook, while not totally
bleak, is certainly not good. And
too many of us act as if we are
either powerless to influence the
situation, unaware of, or choose to
ignore these facts:
. . . Known reserves of oil and
natural gas, traditionally our cheap-
est sources of energy, are extremely
limited. Current estimates are that
the United States will run out of
natural gas within about 10 years
and the world will deplete both
foreign and domestic supplies of oil
within 25 years.
S . . Coal reserves have been
cited as adequate for up to 600
years but a mere 5 percent increase
in energy consumption per year will
reduce that total to less than 70
S. . Current research in alterna-
tive energy sources indicate that no
alternative source can be expected
to make any significant impact on
the energy picture until at least
1985. And even those sources which
can contribute by 1985 may not be
able to offset the net energy loss
created by the total depletion of
natural gas supplies.
The list of facts could be ex-
tended, but the point seems clear
that there will be severe energy
problems in the next 10 to 25 years.
If we are to maintain our current
life style, we must substantially
increase energy conservation efforts
immediately and for the foreseeable
The only real choice we have is
whether we choose to dictate our
own conservation alternatives now,
or have them dictated to us within
the next generation on the basis of
which resources exist or do not
exist at that time.

been named Civil Affairs Director.
Cotton, 41, was appointed on
February 13 by Gov. H. R. Parfitt
to fill the vacancy left by Frank
A. Castles' retirement in January.
He has been a member of the Civil
Affairs Bureau staff since 1965.
The son of Dorothy and Arthur
Cotton, Fred was born in Colon
Hospital. When Fred was in his
teens, his father was appointed
Balboa Postmaster, and the Pacific
side was the scene of his activities
from then on.
He played winning football
during his first 3 years at Balboa
High School, then captained the
team through an undefeated season
in his senior year to earn a football
scholarship p to the University of
After his junior year, he left col-
lege and married Jacquelyn McCoy,
a former BHS student, who was
in nurses' training in California.
They lived in California until she
finished training and then returned
to Colorado for his senior year.
When he graduated in 1958 with
a bachelor's degree in business ad-
ministration, he was named the
ROTC's Distinguished Military
Graduate and received a Regular
Army commission in the Corps of
Cotton had finished a 3%-year
tour of duty in Germany and was on
a 45-day leave in the Canal Zone
when he first thought of joining the
Canal organization. He made his
own survey to learn the ages of
employees and how many would be
retiring in the mid-70s, when he
figured he would have time to get
established, move ahead, and, if all
went well, be ready to join the
executive ranks. Then he made his
decision, and things worked out
about the way lie thought they
After two unsuccessful attempts
to resign his commission, he finally
received a local discharge in early
1963 and took the Federal Service
Entrance Exam. His name reached
the top of the register and soon
after, on May 1 he went to work
as a general claims examiner with
the Claims Branch.
Two years later, Cotton was called
in to talk to a man who believed
as firmly in thinking ahead as Fred
did. That was B. I. "Emo" Everson,
the Civil Affairs Director. After
their talk, he suggested that the
30-year-old claims examiner apply
for a newly-established position as
administrative services assistant in
the office of the director. Everson
made no promises, but his talk of
planning for the future struck a
chord in Cotton.
Everson got the man he wanted,
(Continued on p. 4)

RR Detour in Cristobal
Due to maintenance work by the
Panama Railroad, the 11th Street
crossing in Cristobal will be closed
from 7 a.m., Monday, until 3:30
p.m., Friday. Detours will be made
via 13th and 14th streets.


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February 25, 1977

Beginning Friday, February 25, 1977 4

BALBOA (Air-Conditioned)
Fri., 6:15, 8:10-Ivanhoe (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:05-White Lightning
Sat. Jr. Mat., 10:00 a.m.-Tarzan and the
Jungle Boy (0)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 12:30-Rooster Cogburn (PG)
Sat., 2:30, 6:15, 8:00-What's Up Doc
(SIT) (G)
Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:05-Mon.-Tues., 6:15,
8:05-Blazing Saddles (SIT) (R)
Wed., 6:15, 8:10-Paper Moon (8W) (PG)
Thurs., 6:15,-Fistful of Dollars (PG) and
8:00-For a Few Dollars More (SIT) (PGI

Fri.-Born Flee (SIT) (G)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-In the Heat of
the Night (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 6:15-Tales of Beatrix Potter
Sat., 8:15-Little Caesar (G)
Sun.-Lifeguard (PG)
Tues.-Arizona Colt (SIT) (PG)
Wed.-The Sandpiper (R)

Sun.-Arizona Colt (SIT) (PG)
Mon.-Lifeguard (PG)
Wed.-Jane Eyre (SIT) (PG)

COCO SOLO (Air-Conditioned)
Fri.-The Daring Doberman's (SIT) (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-The House That
Dripped Blood (SIT) (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Tarzan and the
Great River (G)
Sat., 7:30-The Sandpiper (R)
Sun., 2:00, 7:30-Mon., 7:30-Trial of
Billy Jack (SIT) (PG)
Tues.-Wed., 7:30-The Heroes (PG)

Thurs., 7:30-Hammersmith Is Out
(SIT) (PG)
Fri.-Mustang Country (G)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-The Man With
the Golden Sharpshooter (SIT) (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00--I'1 Take Sweden (G)
Sat.-A Man and a Woman (PG)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Masquerade (PG)
Sun.-Mon.-Family Plot (PG)
Tues.-Run of the Arrow (SIT) (PG)

Sun.-Mon.-The Heroes (PG)
Tues.-Wed.-Trial of Billy Jack (SIT) (PG)
Thurs.-The Klansman and Super Fly T.N.T.

Fri.-Kisses for Breakfast and You're in
the Army Now (G)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Texas Carnival (G)
Sat.-Hell's Outpost (G)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Boomtown (G)
Sun.-Kelly's Heroes (PG)
*All 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-Name That Tune
(Series returns)
5:30-Sew What's New
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:40-You Asked for It (C)
7:05-The Fugitive
8:00--u6 Pasa? (C)
8:05-All in the Family (C)
8:30-M*A*S*H (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
"A Time for Love"
11:05-The Late Show:
"Phantom of the
Red House"

10:00-Sign:On News
10:05-Cartoon Carnival
12:10-Andy Griffith
12:35-Beverly Hillbillies
1:00-Cowboy in Africa (C)
1:55-The Early Movie:
"Doctor in Distress"
3:30-NCAA Basketball:
Indiana vs.
Michigan (C)
4:55-Pro Bowlers' Tour (C)
6:00-Weekend Report (C)
6:15-Animal World
6:40-With It
7:05-Carol Burnett
8:00-Donny and Marie (C)
(Series ends)
9:00-Weekend Report (C)
9:15-SCN Special
of the Week:
"Sandokan Fights
Back" (C)
10:45-Creature Feature:
"Castle of the
Living Dead"

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

12:50-Music and
the Spoken Word
1:20-Lamp Unto My Feet
1:50-NBA All-Star Game:
East vs. West
3:30-Hawaiian Open
5:05-President Carter's
Press Conference
5:35-Meet the Press
6:00-Chronicle (C)
6:40-Andy Williams (C)
7:05-Olivia Newton-John (C)
8:00-The Immortal (C)
9:00-Weekend Report (C)
"Secret of the
10:40-The Tonight Show (C)


2:45-Sign-On News
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-World (C)
.6:40-Let's Make a Deal
7:05-Department "S" lC)
8:00--Qu Pasa? (C)
8:05-1 Spy (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
9:20-Monday Night Hockey:
Atlanta vs. Phil. (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)
8:00-Que Pasa? (C)
8:05-The Presidents (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
"Love at Work"
11:05-Mike Douglas

2:45-Sign-On News
2:50-Sesame Street
3:45-The Rifleman
4:10--Bob Cummings
4:45-General 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--QOu Pasa? (C)
8:05-Tony Orlando &
Down (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
"Ghosts of Rome" (C)
11:00-Burke's Law

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
6:0-0-Dateline (C)
6:40-The Jokers Wild
7:05-Variety Special:
Great American
8:00-Qub Pasa? (C)
8:05-Wild Wild West
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
"The Last
Mrs. Lincoln" (C)
11:10-Perry Mason

Winners of the Voice of Democracy contest sponsored U.S. Savings Bonds. From left: Clea Efthimiadis,
by the Veterans of Foreign Wars are shown with Mary Balboa High School, third place; Grace Williams,
Souder, national president of the Ladies Auxiliary to Balboa High School, second place; Keith Stronach,
the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and K. C. Burns, Voice Cristobal High School, first place; Roger Cameron,
of Democracy chairman, Department of Panama Canal Balboa High School, first place; Mrs. Souder; Burns;
Zone, at a luncheon at the Fort Davis NCO Club, Heidi Kuehn, Cristobal High School, second place;
where they were presented plaques, certificates and and Ronald Pierce, Cristobal High School, third place.

CJHS Youth Presents

To Be Held March 12

Curundu Junior High School's
8th Annual Youth Creates will be
held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the
school's cafetorium. Students and
faculty will work together to share
with the public a variety of educa-
tional experiences.
The Industrial Arts, Science,
Math, Art, Physical Education and
Music departments, as well as the
National Junior Honor Society, Stu-
dent Association and the school's
Bottle Club all will have demon-
strations and displays.
Rare bottles, a navigable student
constructed boat, original dance
routines and superior student art
are a few of the attractions to be
featured at Curundu's 8th Annual
Youth Creates.
Everyone is welcome free of

Graduate Teaching

Courses Are Offered

The University of Alabama and
the Division of Schools announce
two graduate level courses which
will run concurrently and which
will begin on March 14. The courses
are Exceptional Children and Youth
and Teaching the Gifted and
Tuition will be $35 per credit
hour or $105 per course. Texts for
the course will be available at the
Canal Zone College bookstore.
Dr. Donald Crump and Dr. Carol
Schlicter, University of Alabama
professors, will be the class instruc-
These particular courses are
being made available as recom-
mendations of the Governor's Ad-
visory Council on Education and
also by the students.
Courses will be offered on one
side of the Isthmus. The schedule
has been arranged to make the class
available for all who are interested.
The classes will meet at the
Diablo Heights Curriculum Center
at 4:30 p.m. daily and on Saturday.
For information about registra-
tion, contact James Pfau of the
Canal Zone schools at 52-3693.

Los Rios Pool Schedules Swim Classes

New swimming classes will begin
at the Los Rios Swimming Pool
March 14 and will continue through
May 13.
Registration for residents of Los
Rios, Corozal (Civilian Area), Dia-

blo, and Cardenas will be March 5
through March 11. Residents of
other areas may register March -6
through March 11. There will be
a limit on all classes. For further
information call 52-6417.

Students in Patricia Love's second grade and school nurse Dolores Espi-
nosa at the Ancon Elementary School are interested spectators as
Teresa Owen, dental hygienist, Gorgas Dental Clinic, examines Dag
Schield's teeth with the help of little Teresa Tulipano, who is holding
a mirror. The examinations at the Ancon school launched the annual
School Dental Examination Program which includes dental examinations
for all children from kindergarten through junior high school. This
program is designed to screen teeth for possible decay, orthodontic prob-
lems or emergency dental care need which the child or parents may not be
aware of. A total of 1,165 students have been checked to date. Of this
group, 440 had obvious decay, 105 had orthodontic problems and 123
needed immediate emergency treatment. Students having obvious dental
needs receive cards to take home notifying parents of their needs.

Panama Canal Spillway
Governor of the Canal Zone Lieutenant Governor Information Officer
THE PANAMA CANAL SPILLWAY is an official publication of the Panama
Canal, Balboa Heights, C.Z. All articles are available to news media and
may be reprinted without further clearance. SPILLWAY material should
arrive at the Panama Canal Press Office no later than 4 p.m., 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.

February 25, 1977




The new Panama Canal tug "M. L. Walker" receives final underwater
work on the builder's ways at Thunderbolt, Ga. The "Walker" incorporates
a radical propulsion/steering system to better serve the larger ships tran-
siting the Canal. This system enables the tug to operate efficiently ahead
or astern and to thrust sideways without changing position alongside a
ship. The "Walker" and its sister, "Burgess," are scheduled to be dedicated
at Savannah, Ga., May 10. The "Walker" is expected to arrive at
Cristobal at the end of May and the "Burgess" soon afterwards.

National Vision Week Calls

Attention To Care of Eyes

The observance of National Vi-
sion Week, February 28 through
March 5, calls attention to the pre-
servation of the precious gift of
Employees are reminded that
most accidents resulting in eye in-
juries are due to carelessness. In
most cases, eye injuries could have
been prevented if the proper pre-
cautions had been taken. Safety
goggles should always be worn when
using equipment which could propel
foreign objects into the eyes.
Children should be taught to
protect their eyes while playing and
be cautioned about the dangers of

Photo Exhibit

Now Being Held

At C.Z. College
A one-man photography show by
DeWayne A. Williams, director of
the Fort Sherman Crafts Shop,
being presented at the Canal Zone
College Learning Resource Center,
will continue through March 14.
Williams received a bachelor of
arts degree in biological science
from Florida State University and
a master of arts degree in creative
photography from Oregon State
University. He was the first student
to be awarded a master's degree
in creative photography from OSU
and in 1972 was appointed OSU
Memorial Union Fine Arts chair-
Williams tries to maximize three
characteristics of each of his photo-
graphs in order to achieve the
strongest viewer impact. The char-
acteristics are technique, aesthetic
content and intended communica-
tion. He utilizes symbols, opposites
and space-time to achieve both
subtle as well as forceful statements.
His photographs are in several
permanent and many private col-
lections in the United States. The
University of Nevada Art Depart-
ment recently honored Williams as
one of America's 40 leading con-
temporary photographers.
The public is invited to view
Williams' photographic art at the
college from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.,
Monday through Thursday, and
from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fridays.

throwing objects at each other and
participating in the game of "stick
National Vision Week also recog-
nizes the concern and dedication
of the personnel of the Health Bu-
reau's Opthalmology Service in the
preservation and restoration of
sight. An example of this care is
the medical treatment given over
a period of several years to a child
from the Darien affected with a
form of rheumatoid arthritis which
affects the eyes, causing cataracts,
cornea problems and inflammation
of the eyes. In two separate opera-
tions, performed at the expense of
the Canal Zone Government, Gor-
gas physicians removed two cata-
racts, greatly improving her vision.
Protect your eyes. In the event
of an eye injury, see a physician
immediately. Also, have your eyes
checked periodically by qualified
personnel to insure preservation of
your sight.



in the



Pablo M. Santamaria is only half
jesting when he calls himself the
"saint" of the Motor Transporta-
tion Division. He'd have to be a
saint, he says, to take orders from
all of the women who "boss" him
Santa is a driver in the Marine
Bureau driver pool and the "boss-
ing" he mentions is just the sec-
retaries calling him in for a "run"
but still Santamaria insists that it is
easier to drive for two dozen men
than take instructions from a dozen
women. Even so, he adds, he can
handle them because after being
a carefree bachelor for 55 years,
he knows just how to say just the
right thing at just the right time.
He even attributes the experi-
ence of taking orders from so many
women for making the transition
easier when he finally met the right
woman and was married 3 years
Santa and his wife, Rebeca, live
in the La Exposici6n section of
Panama City.
Born in Colon in June 1919,
Santa remembers that times were
tough 16 years later when fresh

Dr. R. Antonio Suescum, Chief, General Outpatient
Clinic, Gorgas Hospital, and emergency medical serv-
ices consultant to the Health Director, teaches members
of the Fire Division how to properly carry out cardio-
pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Dr. Suescum is con-


Pablo M. Santamaria

out of the Republica del Uruguay
Elementary School, he began to
look for work. One day the manager
of the Panama Railroad handed
him the red cap that automatically
made him a porter, and it wasn't
long before the youngster's energy
and ambition had him taking home
more money in tips each week than
many employees earned working on
After 4 years, the railroad man-
agement, impressed with Santa's un-
salaried work, decided to put him
on the payroll. But just a year later
the great Colon fire destroyed his
home and everything he owned. He
lived a short time in the tents set
up by the U.S. Army before decid-
ing to try life on the Pacific side.
For a little while he worked for
the Building Division, until, in
1942, he began his 33-year-career
as an MTD driver. He has driven
almost everything on wheels from
schoolbuses to 4-ton trucks and
jitneys to garbage trucks, for tele-
phone men, Locks, Sanitation,
Dredging division employees and
Canal pilots.

ducting a series of classes for all firemen on both sides
of the Isthmus. In the near future, the complete course
of emergency medical technician will be offered also
to all policemen and ambulance drivers in the Canal

Now, with the Marine Bureau,
he has found his best job with many
interesting people to talk to while
he is driving.
During the past two Board of
Director's meetings Santa was as-
signed to the VIP driver's pool
which just confirmed his belief that
the more important the people, the
nicer' nd friendlier they are. They
were "really, really nice people" he
says about the board member and
his family whom he took on a
shopping and sightseeing trip.
A lifelong soccer and baseball
fan, Santa thinks it is great fun to
reminisce about the heyday of the
Panama and Canal Zone baseball
leagues and the year the New York
Yankees came to the Isthmus for
spring training and he met his
heroes Joe DiMaggio and Charlie
"King Kong" Keller.
Now that Santa is going to retire
in December, he is putting a stop
to dreaming about the past and
dedicating himself to a big dream
for the future: putting together
enough money to go to the World
Soccer Games in Argentina next
year as a retirement present to

SurFside Theatre

Play Opens Tonight
The play "You Can't Take It
With You" will open tonight and
continue through March 5 at Surf-
side Theatre on Amador Causeway.
Tickets are $1 and reservations
are being accepted at 87-4354.
Tonight, tomorrow and March 4
and 5 will be dinner theater even-
ings. Tickets for these dates are $5.
All tickets must be picked up in
advance at Building 128, Fort Clay-
ton. Surfside Theatre is sponsored
by Recreational Services, 193d
Infantry Brigade.

Reception To Be Held for
Rev., Miss McConkey
Members of the community will
have an opportunity to bid farewell
to the Reverend Clarence Mc-
Conkey, Senior Minister of the Bal-
boa Union Church, and Miss Anne
McConkey at a reception-tea to be
held at the church from 7 to 9:30
p.m., tomorrow.
Reverend McConkey, who has
served the church for the past 7
years, will depart the Isthmus
March 2 for his new post in Europe.
The reception-tea is being spon-
sored by the church congregation.

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February 25, 1977

Fred A. Cotton Named Balboa Rd. Traffic lth W world Day of Prayer
(Continuedfromp.1 _) Lanes To Be Closed
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and it was Cotton first step in his
rapid rise to last week's appoint-
ment to one of the Canal organiza-
tion's top jobs. In a year and a half,
he had been promoted twice and
was relieving the assistant director
and the public administrator. And
then the retirements began. In
November 1969, Cotton became as-
sistant to the director; in May
1971, assistant director; and in
March 1975, deputy director.
Cotton remembers important
things he learned first from Everson
and then from Castles. The key to
being a good boss, Fred says, is
to support your people. If they
know they have your support every
step of the way, they will take the
initiative, do their job and not be
afraid to make a mistake. That's
what is important, he emphasizes.
People must not be afraid of
making mistakes because the only
way not to make mistakes is to do
nothing. It is not the mistake that
is important but finding out why it
was made and taking action to
correct it.
The Cottons live in Balboa
Heights with their children Lesli,
17, a BHS senior, and Traci, 13,
an eighth grader at Curundu Junior
High School and Jacquie's mother,
Mrs. Marie McCoy. A son, Keith,
18, is a freshman at Baylor Uni-
versity, Waco, Tex., where Jacquie's
sister Patrice who also has lived
with the Cottons for 5 years is a
The Cottons are involved in
many aspects of community life
and devote much of their time to
church, civic and sports activities.
A lieutenant colonel in the U.S.
Army Reserves with 22 years'
service, he is a member of the
Reserve Officers Association and the
Association of the U.S. Army and


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 Tor 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

Accountant/Operating Accountant
NM-7/9 ------------- _$11,211.20/$13,707.20
Accounting Technician NM-5/6----- $-- 6,697.60/$10,088.00
Boilermaker MG-10 --- ------------ $4.46
Clerk-Typist NM-31 --------- - $5,345.60
Clerk-Typist NM-31 (Bilingual) (Part-Time NTE 30 hours) .. $2.57
Clerk-Typist NM-3 (Part-Time NTE 30 hours)-____ _ $2.57
Clerk-Typist NM-41 (Bilingual) (Part-Time NTE 22.5 hours) .. $2.88
Clerk-Typist NM-4 -- -------------- $2.88
Computer Technician NM-5/6 ____--- $6,697.60/$10,088.00
Data Transcriber NM-2/3_ ___----$4,908.80/$5,345.60
Electrician Helper MG-5 (Knowledge of English and
swimming ability required) --- ---- - -. $2.54
Janitor MG-2 _-------------------------- -- --- . $2.31
Library Aid NM-3 (Part-Time NTE 30 hours)- - -- $2.57
Library Aid NM-2 (Part-Time NTE 30 hours).__.. . $2.36
Linehandler MG-4 (Intermittent) (Knowledge of
English and swimming ability required)----- . .$2.45
Messenger NM-1 ----- ---- $4,784.00
Nurse/Clinical Nurse NM-5/7
(Shift work required) -- --$6,697.60/$11,211.20
Rigger Helper MG-5 ----____ ..------------------- $2.54
Secretary (Stenography) NM-5/61i- --$6,697.60/$10,088.00
Welder MG-10 (Practical Test to be administered) _--_ _. $6.46
Laborer MG-3 (NTE 1 year) (Swimming ability required) $2.33
Medical Officer (Pediatrics) NM-14 (Intermittent) (NTE 1 year) $14.58
Motion Picture Production Specialist NM-7 (NTE 1 year) $11,211.20

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Division tion cies

Financial VP
Financial VP
Financial VP
Adm. Serv.
Financial VP
Financial VP

Com. Serv.

Port Captain

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is liaison officer for the United
States military academy, West Point.
He also serves on the Board of Di-
rectors of the Mutual Benefit Asso-
ciation, American Red Cross, Canal
Zone Heart Association and Canal
Zone United Way.
Fred manages the Junior Elks
Girls' Softball Team and the Balboa
VFW baseball team in the Pacific
Armed Forces League. He is a
past president of the Pacific Little
League and managed Little and
Farm League baseball teams for
10 years. He also plays himself, on
the Abernathy team in the Slow
Pitch Softball League.
He and Jacquie are active mem-
bers of the Crossroads Church and
presently lead the church's Junior
High Youth Group. Fred has been
a member of the Board of Deacons
for several years and was recently
elected to serve as an Elder of the
Fred's parents, who have lived
in San Diego since his father's re-
tirement in 1964, are on the Isth-
mus to help celebrate his promotion.

(Continued from p. 1)
a demonstration of canoeing tech-
niques, and a display with a pio-
neering theme.
Frank Robinson, advisor to
Troop 21 (Balboa Union Church),
will barbecue a pig and plantains,
which will be offered to Scout-
O-Rama goers.
After a pageant at 6:30 p.m.
depicting the life of Lord Baden-
Powell, there will be a colorful di:-
play of aerial and ground fireworks.
Canal organization officials, fo'r
ambassadors and other personali-
ties are expected to join members of
the Isthmian community attending
this years' scouting event.

The installation of a traffic signal
duct line across Balboa Road, be-
tween the Balboa Theater and the
supermarket, will require the clos-
ing of one and sometimes two lanes
of traffic on parts of Balboa Road
next week.
The only portions of Balboa Road
to be affected will be those in the
general area of the new traffic lights
which will be installed for pedes-
trians to cross between the theater
and supermarket.
Nearby, at Stevens Circle, the
original schedule to complete the
construction work in 30 days has
been changed to reduce inconve-
nience to the public. The job will
take longer but will be accom-
plished in sections to keep vehicular
traffic moving around the circle.

Military Time Counts

Toward CS Retirement

Federal employees who served in
the military after 1956, prior to
becoming U.S. Government employ-
ees, may not be aware that such
military credit is counted toward
length of service as civil service
retirement benefits are concerned.
At age 62, however, or whenever
these persons become eligible for
social security benefits because of
their military service, their military
credit for civil service retirement is
taken away. This results in Civil
Service retirement benefits being
reduced at this point.
In many cases, the combined
Social Security and Civil Service
retirement pay is less than the civil
service retirement benefits with the
military service included.
Service in the military prior to
1956 will be retained for Civil
Service retirement.

New Language Group
An informal organization is being
formed for persons who would like
to improve their ability to converse
in English and Spanish. Persons in-
terested in participating are invited
to call Soledad Franco de Epifanio
at 64-5673 or 52-3323.

The 11th consecutive World Day
of Prayer service in English to be
observed on the Isthmus will take
place at 9 a.m., March 4 at Albrook
"Love in Action" the Interna-
tional World Day of Prayer theme
for 1977, will be discussed by
Delores Birchard, guest speaker for
the Service. Mrs. Birchard is the
author of "Jungle Clinics in Pan-
ama," a book that describes the
activities which she and her physi-
cian husband are involved in as
Nazarene lay workers among the
Serving as readers and prayer
leaders during the Service are
Mrs. Mildred Reitz, a member of
the Methodist congregation, William
A. Eversley of St. Joseph's Catholic
Chuch, Paraiso, Joy Schulke of
Albrook Chapel, and Carrie Smith,
a member of the Baha'i community.
Musical "Love in Action" will be
provided by Balboa Union Church's
'.'Reach Out Singers" under the di-
rection of Bonnie Wolff, and soloist
Judy White of the Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter Day Saints. Carol
Merz will serve in her usual ca-
pacity as organist for Albrook
Hannah Stockwell, director of
the Union Church's "Cherub Choir,"
will introduce the guest speaker.
Planners of the Isthmian World
Day of Prayer celebration, in Eng-
lish, headed by chairwoman Joan
Chevalier, are Donna Hall, Carol
Merz, Sue Harris, Edith McQueen,

FSU Graduates Plan

Party at Fort Amador
The 1976-77 graduates of Flor-
ida State University, Canal Zone
Branch, will hold a graduation party
from 6 p.m. to midnight, March 11,
at the Fort Amador Officers' Club.
The party will feature a steam-
ship roast buffet dinner followed by
music by The Cycles. Tickets are
$7 per person and may be obtained
from Paula Marlett at 86-5293,
Diane Green at 84-3704 or Dave
Patton at 52-3239.
Former graduates and students
and their friends are invited.

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P 39
A 1

Dredging P 6
Gorgas Hos. P 1
Adm. Serv. 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.

Supply and Community Service Bureau Director R. K.
Erbe, third from right, holds the Meritorious Safety
Award presented to him by Gov. H. R. Parfitt recog-
nizing the bureau for its achievement of having worked
1,235,095 manhours without a chargeable disabling
injury from August 15, 1976 to December 7, 1976.
A plaque citing the achievement is to be placed in the

Safety Office display case at the Civil Affairs Bureau.
Members of the Director's staff are, from left: R. D.
Morgan, Assistant Director; R. M. Murphy, Chief,
Community Services Division; J. P. Corrigan, General
Manager, Supply Division; J. H. Simson, Chief, Divi-
sion of Storehouses; Erbe; B. P. Broussard, Bureau
Safety Specialist; and R. P. Laverty, Deputy Director.

Page 4

Bergueline Goe, Phyllis Brashears,
Carrie Smith, Kay Ables, Nancy
Grimison, William A. Eversley,
Florence Carlson, Edith A. Brown,
Wilhelmina Layne, Betty McCaw,
Elizabeth Leigh, Martha Reid, Jean
Holland, Beth Harris, Glenna Bar-
rett, Linda Hill, Lois Brisbin, Nancy
Barton, Mearlyn Hill, and Pamela
Members of the World Day of
Prayer planning staff, along with
other members of the numerous
churches on the Isthmus which they
represent, will begin a Prayer Vigil
at 9 a.m., March 3, which will end
at 9 a.m., March 4, with the start
of the Prayer Service. The Prayer
Vigil provides 24 hours of con-
tinuous prayer (divided into hourly
segments) offered for the success of
this 91st International World Day of
Prayer observance, both locally, and
throughout the world. Like the
World Day of Prayer Service, it is
open to all who wish to participate.
A liberal leave policy will be in
effect the morning of March 4 to
accommodate those employees who
wish to attend the prayer service.
Employees whose services can be
spared during this time may be ex-
cused from their regular work activi-
ties with the usual charge to leave.

Questions, Answers

On Retirement System
Question. I am a Federal em-
ployee. How can I determine how
much I have contributed to the
Civil Service Retirement Fund
during my Federal career?
Answer. Ask your payroll office.
It keeps your up-to-date record
of retirement deductions made from
your salary since the beginning
of your current employment.
To this amount you should add
any retirement contributions made
from previous Federal employment.
This earlier credit amount may be
obtained from the office that com-
bines the records for retirement
purposes: U.S. Civil Service Com-
mission, Bureau of Retirement, In-
surance, and Occupational Health,
Washington, D.C. 20415.

Mds de 62 Aiios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Vol. XV, No. 28 Viernes 25 de Febrero de 1977

Un Grupo de Congresistas Tercer Scout-O-Rama F. Cotton se Encara
Present la Ecologia

Visita la Zona y Panama Como Tema Principal De Asuntos Civiles
Cinco asociaciones diferentes de

Un grupo de prominentes con-
gresistas de los Estados Unidos,
incluyendo una mujer congresista,
visitaron el Istmo la :;emana pasada
para familiarizarse mcjor con la si-
tuaci6n canalera y con los antece-
dentes en torno a los cuales giran
las conversaciones sobre el Tratado.
Los miembros de la distinguida
delegaci6n se reunieron con funcio-
narios del Canal y ademis con el
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal,
H. R. Parfitt, quien les brind6 una
charla de orientaci6n en la Sala de
Directores del Edificio de Adminis-
traci6n de Balboa Heights, y con
el Teniente General D. P. Mc-
Auliffe, Comandante en Jefe del
Comando del Sur de los Estados
Unidos, quien les habl6 sobre el
Comando del Sur. Tambien se re-

Duenos de Vehiculos

Tienen Dia Adicional

Para Comprar Placas
Las secciones de Licencias en
ambos sectors del Istmo estarAn
abiertas mariana para la venta de
places de 1977, proporcionindole
asi a los residents de la Zona del
Canal un dia adicional para cambiar
sus places de 1976 que vencen a
medianoche el 28 de febrero.
Las places de 1977 estaran a la
venta de 7:30 a.m. a 11:45 a.m. y
de 12:45 p.m. a 4 p.m. en el Edifi-
cio de Asuntos Civiles de Anc6n
y en el Centro de Servicio Comu-
nales de Margarita.
El costo de places para civiles,
incluyendo empleados de las Fuer-
zas Armadas residents en la Zona
del Canal es de $15 para vehiculos
particulares, $6 para motocicletas,
$4 para remolques y $25 para ve-
hiculos comerciales.

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La grafica capta el moment en que un grupo de
Congresistas de los Estados Unidos, con sus esposas
y ayudantes, escuchan la explicaci6n sobre la com-
plejidad de transitar los barcos por las esclusas del
Canal de PanamA, durante una visit que hicieron

escultismo se integrarAn para for-
mar un s61o grupo manana cuando Fred A. Cotton, "Colon Boy",
los Scouts de la Rcpublica de Pa- procedente de una numerosa y co-
nami, los Boy Scouts Internaciona- nocida familiar de la Zona del
les de la Zona del Canal y tropas Canal y estrella de f6tbol de la
Scouts de Costa Rica y Guatemala Escuela Secundaria de Balboa, aca-
junto con los Boy Scouts de la
Zona del Canal se den cita para
celebrar el Tercer Scout-O-Rama
Anual en el Estadio de Balboa.
Las actividades se iniciarin des-
pubs de un desfile en Balboa de
10 a 11 a.m. Este afio se dari pre-
ponderancia a la ecologia mediante
la presentaci6n de proyectos tales
como el cocimiento de pan en un
horno calentado por el sol, la ge-
neraci6n de energia con una pila
solar y la utilizaci6n de la fuerza
del viento para bombear agua. Es- ,'. " '
tos proyectos serAn presentados por .
tropas del sector Pacifico. Los .
Scouts del sector Atlhntico ofrece- . " ,, " ;""
rAn una funci6n de titeres, una de- . .1
mostraci6n de maniobras con ca- .,
noas y una exhibici6n de t cnicas
de exploradores. Fred A. Cotton
(Continua en la pdgina 4)

Siguen Buscando SoluciO6n

Al Problema de la Enerqia

unieron con el Embajador de los
Estados Unidos William J. Jorden
y ademis tuvieron la oportunidad
de escuchar a un funcionario del
Gobierno de PanamA que les ex-
plic6 los planes econ6micos y de
desarrollo del pais. Algunos con-
gresistas tambi6n conversaron in-
formalmente con residents de la
Zona del Canal y visitaron varias
de sus residencias.
Durante su estadia de 4 dias,
asistieron a actividades sociales
ofrecidas en su honor y visitaron las
Esclusas de Miraflores donde el
Vicegobernador de la Zona del
Canal, Richard L. Hunt, les explic6
la operaci6n del Canal.
Presidiendo la delegaci6n se en-
contraba el Congresista John M.
Slack, Jr., de Charleston, West
Virginia, president del Subcomit6
de Asignaciones de la Cimara de
Representantes para el Departa-
mento de Estado. Integrando el
grupo estaban los Congresistas: Neal
Smith de Altoona, Iowa, John J.
Flynt, Jr., de Griffin, Georgia y
la Congresista Yvonne Burke de
Los Angeles, California, todos
miembros del Subcomit6 del Depar-
tamento de Estado; los Congresis-
tas George E. Shipley de Olney,
Illinois, del Comit6 de Asignacio-
nes de la CAmara de Representan-
tes; Eldon Rudd de Arizona, Miem-
bro del Comit6 del Interior; Bob)
Stump de Arizona, Miembro del
Comit6 de Obras Pfblicas y Trans-
porte; J. Kenneth Robinson de
Winchester, Virginia, Miembro del
Comite de Asignaciones de la Ci-
mara de Representantes; Robert
K. Dornan, de California, Miembro
del Subcomit del Canal de Pana-
ma; y Ralph H. Metcalfe de Chi-
cago, Illinois, president del Sub-
comit6 del Canal de PanamA de la
Camara de Representantes.

a la caseta de control de las Esclusas de Miraflores.
Robert J. Byrne, Supervisor del Servicio de Guias del
Canal de PanamA habl6 a los visitantes sobre las
operaciones de trAnsito del Canal y los acompafi6
a visitar el Crea.

neraliz6 la idea de que la "crisis
energ6tica" habia terminado. No
obstante, la mayoria de los conoce-
dores del problema saben que la
desaparici6n de este problema no
es tan sencilla. La "crisis" de 1973
nos forz6 a revaluar el concept de
energia; y la perspective, aunque
no es totalmente desalentadora,
tampoco es nada optimista. Y de-
masiados de nosotros actuamos
como si no tuviAramos a nuestro
alcance el modo de influenciar la
situaci6n, desconocieramos el pro-
blema, o ignorAramos los hechos.
S. . Las reserves conocidas de
petr6leo y gas natural, que tradi-
cionalmente son los recursos mas
baratos de energia, son extremada-
mente limitadas. Actualmente se
calcula que en los Estados Unidos
se agotarA el gas natural dentro de
aproximadamente 10 afios y que en
el mundo entero, se agotarin las
fuentes extranjeras y dom6sticas de
petr6leo dentro de 25 afios.
S. . Se ha dicho que las reserves
de carbon podran durar hasta 600
aios, pero un aumento de tan s6lo
5 por ciento annual en el consume
de energia reducirA este total a
menos de 70 afios.
S . . Las actuales investigaciones
sobre fuentes de energia alternas
indican que no puede esperarse
ninglin impact significativo en lo
que respect al problema energd-
tico por lo menos hasta 1985, y,
hasta los recursos que puedan lle-
gar a utilizarse para 1985, posible-
mente no puedan compensar la p6r-
dida de energia ocasionada por el
agotamiento de los dep6sitos de
gas natural.
La lista de realidades podria
aumentarse, pero esta claro que los
problems de energia serAn graves
durante los proximos 10 a 25 anos.
Si queremos conservar nuestro ac-
tual patron de vida, cdelmos
aumentar substancialmente la con-
servaci6n de energia para el future
S61o tenemos la opci6n dc csco-
ger nuestras propias alternatives
o de que 6stas nos sean impuestas.

ba de ser nombrado Director de
Asuntos Civiles.
El nombramiento de Cotton, de
41 aios de edad, fue hecho por el
Gobernador H. R. Parfitt con fecha
de efectividad del 13 de febrero
para reemplazar a Frank A. Castles
quien se acogi6 a la jubilaci6n en
Fred naci6 en el Hospital de
Col6n y es hijo de Dorothy y Ar-
thur Cotton.
Durante su adolescencia, su pa-
dre fue nombrado Administrador de
Correos en Balboa y desde enton-
ces su campo de acci6n fue el sector
Durante sus 3 primeros afios de
secundaria en la Escuela de Bal-
boa fue jugador estrella de fitbol
y el uiltimo afio fue capitAn del
equipo invicto de la temporada.
Ello le hizo acreedor a una beca
de fttbol para cursar studios en
la Universidad de Colorado.
En su peniltimo afio de Univer-
sidad dej6 sus studios para casar-
se con Jacquelyn McCoy, exalumna
Sde la Escuela Secundaria 'de Bal-
boa, que estudiaba enfermeria en
California .Vivieron en California
mientras ella terminaba su adies-
tramiento y despu6s regresaron a
Colorado donde Fred termin6 el
afio de universidad que le faltaba.
Cuando en 1958 se gradu6 como
Licenciado en Administraci6n de
Negocios, se le distingui6 Gra-
duando Militar de Honor en el
ROTC (Cuerpo de Adiestramiento
de Oficiales de Reserva) y se inte-
gr6 a la oficialidad del ej6rcito
regular en el Cuerpo de Ingenieros.
Cumplidos 3%V afios de servicio
en Alemania, Fred habia tornado
45 dias de licencia en la Zona del
Canal cuando por primera vez tuvo
la idea de unirse a la organizaci6n
del Canal. Hizo sus propios cAlculos
sobre las edades de los empleados
y el nimero de ellos que se jubi-
laria a mediados de la d6cada de
los 70. Determine que tendria
tiempo para abrirse campo, avanzar
y, si todo salia bien, integrarse a
la jerarquia de los ejecutivos de la
organizaci6n. Entonces tom6 su de-
cisi6n y todo parece haberle resul-
tado tal como lo pensara.
Tras dos fracasados intentos de
renunciar a la oficialidad, final-
mente logr6 obtener su separaci6n
del servicio, localmente, a princi-
pios de 1963. Entonces se someti6
al Examen de Admisi6n al Servicio
Federal. Su nombre qued6 entire
los primeros de la categoria y poco
despu6s, el 19 de mayo de 1963,
comenz6 a trabajar como Exami-
nador de Reclamos en el Ramo lel
mismo nombre.
Dos aflos mas tarde, B. I. "Emo"
Everson, entonces Director de
Asuntos Civiles y fire creyente en
la planificaci6n, quiso hablar con
Fred, que ya tenia 30 afios. Des-
puts de conversar con 'l, Everson
le recomend6 al joven Examinador
de Reclamos, que hiciera solicitud
para una posicion recicn estableci-
da de Ayudante de Servicios Admi-
(Continia en la pdgina 4)

Desvio de FC en Crist6bal
A causa de trabajos de manteni-
miento del Ferrocarril del Canal de
PanamA, la intersecci6n de la Calle
11 en Crist6bal estarA cerrada de
7 a.m. a 3:30 p.m., desde el lunes
hasta el viernes. Los desvios se
harAn por las calls 13 y 14.

Solo unos pocos afios atrAs, casi
todos los americanos estaban cons-
cientes del problema energ6tico.
Aqui en el Istmo Ilegamos a pagar
mas por la energia que por la ga-
solina. Elocuentes ejemplos eran las
noticias escritas y televisadas que
entonces trataban acerca de las lar-
gas filas en los dispendios de gaso-
lina, la posibilidad de racionamien-
to y la exploraci6n de la manera de
lograr que los edificios fueran mis
eficaces en el consume de energia.
Al levantar las naciones ara-
bes, el embargo de petr6leo se ge-


Febrero 25, 1977

Viernes 25 de Febrero de 1977
(Aire Acondicionado) Domingo-Arizona Colt (SIT) (PG)
Domingo y lunes-The Heroes (PG) Lunes-Lifeguard (PG)
Martes y miercoles-Trial of Billy Jack Mi6rcoles-Jane Eyre (SIT) (PG)
(SIT) (PG)
Jueves-The Klansman y Super Fly T.N.T. (R)
GUIA DE PELICULAS: (C) Audiencia general. Se permitira la entrada de personas de todas las
edades. (PG) Se sugiere la Guia de los Padres, pues parte de la pellcula no sera apta para
niios. (R) Restringida. Los j6venes de menos de 17 anos no seran admitidos, a no ser que
leguen acompafados de uno de los padres o por su guardian legal. (X) No se admitiri menores
de 17 anos. (SIT) Pelicula con titulos en espafiol.


a m:b l" l , �A colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.
VIERNES 4:30-Cine de acci6n 7:30-Los Robinson Suizos
11:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera 6:00-Disneylandia 8:30-Bronko*
11:30-Salty y la Foca* 7:00-Ellery Queen* 9:30-Nocturnal
12:00-La Familia Munster 8:00-La Mujer Bi6nica 10:00-Ultimas Noticias
12:30-Tras la Noticia 9:00-Matt Helm* MIERCOLES
1:00-La Tremenda Corte* 10:00-Superestreno 11:30-Skippy el Canguro
l:30-Cine vespertinoLUNES 12:00-Loteria yAlegria
3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita LUNES 12:00- teria y Alegria
3:30-Plaza Sdsamo*o 11:00--Mi Mujer es Hechicera 12:30-Tras la Noticia
4:00Prograa fantail 11:30-Mi Oso y Yo 1:00-La Tremenda Corte*
4:00-Programa Infan 12:00-La Familia Munster :30-Cine vespertino
5:00-Tierra de Gigantes 12:30-Tras la Noticia 3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
Sv6: 0- d L orta l:00--a Tremenda Corte* 3:30-Plaza Slsamo"
:30-La Familia Ingalls* :30-Cine vespertino 4:00-Los 4 Fantasticos*
8:30-Ce de Acci6n 3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita 4:30-Diablos del Volante
8:30 Cie dAccion 3:30-Plaza Sesamo* 5:00-Combate

10:00-Ultimas Noticias 4:00-Maguila Gorila 6:00-La Tremenda Corte*
0:05-Ultina Tanda 4:30-Tom y Jerry* 6:30-Teved6s Informa
10:15-Ultima Tanda rnn i n . d M . r i in

11:00-De Mujer a Mujer
11:30-Cocina Oster*
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00--FLtbol en TV-2 y Polla
Hipica y Deportiva
5:00-Cine Sabatino
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Los Protectores*
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 Inddmito

axal 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 Extrano en
Nuestras Vidas
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes *
3:00-Cartas sin Destine o
3:30-Las Aventuras de
Simeol6n y Listolin
4:00-Mis Tres Hijos
4:30-Los Secretes de Isis*
5:00-Las Aventuras en
el Quinto Continente
5:30-La Isla de Guilligans
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Pentagrama *
8:00-El Milagro de Vivir *
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 MaizU
11:45-Reino Animal en Crisis*
12:15-Hogar Dulce Hogar*
1:30-Sabados con Martinez
Blanco �
4:00-Daktari o
5:00-La Ley del Rev6lver *
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00--Emergencia *
9:00-Centro M6dico*
10:00-Cine Monumental
9:00-Himno Nacional
9:15-La Santa Misa *
10:00-Ciencia para
los J6venes
10:30--Todo per la Patria *
12:00--Slvese Quien Pueda
1:30-Domingo Deportivo �

:U00-Viaje al Fon rduu del md
6:00-La Tremenda Corte*
6:30-Tevedds Informa
7:30-Escuadr6n Policiaco
8:30-Cine favorite*
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:15-Ultima Tanda
1l:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
11:30-King Kong"
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 Sesamoe
4:30-Milton el MonstruoO
5:00-El Tinel del Tiempo
6:00-La Tremenda Corte*
6:30-Teved6s Informa

/:3JU-El Dnusca Uei llU
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 Sdsamo�
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

'A colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.

5:30-Super Tanda
8:00-Kojak U
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 a
.11:45-Dos Locos Disponibles
12:15-Variedades del Lunes *
1:00-Informative del Mediodia
1:30-Un Extraho en
Nuestras Vidas
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes *
3:00-Cartas sin Destine U
3:30-Las Aventuras de
Simeoldn y Listolin
4:00-Mis Tres Hijos
4:30-Los Secretes de Isis*
5:00-Las Aventuras en
el Quinto Continente
5:30-La Isla de Guilligans
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Chespirito *
8:00-El Milagro de Vivir O
9:00-La Zulianita
10:00-Cuestiin de Minutos
10:50-Programa Educative
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar *
11:45-Dos Locos Disponibles
1:00-Informativo del Mediodia
1:30-Un Extraiio en
Nuestras Vidas
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes
3:00-Cartas sin Destine U
3:30-Las Aventuras de
Simeol6n y Listolin
4:00-Mis Tres Hijos
4:30-Los Secretes de IsisO
5:00-Las Aventeras en
el Quinto Continente
5:30-La Isla de Guilligans
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Dick Turpin
8:00-El Milagro de Vivir U
9:00-La Zulianita

10:00-Cuestiin de Minutes
10:15-Cine Colosal
10:55-Festival de Cartones
11:15--El Arte de Cocinar *
12:00-Sorteo de los Miercoles
1:00-Informative del Mediodia
1:30-Un Extraio en
Nuestras Vidas
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes *
3:00-Cartas sin Destine *
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-Un Angel Llamado
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 *
11:45-Dos Locos Disponibles
12:15-La Criada Bien Criada *
1:00-Informative del Mediodia
1:30-Un Extraio en
Nuestras Vidas
2:30-Mundo de Juguetes *
3:00-Cartas sin Destine o
3:30-Las Aventuras de
Simeol6n y Listolin
4:00-Mis Tres Hijos
4:30-Los Secretes de Isis"
5:00-Las Aventuras en
el Quinto Continente
5:30-La Isla de Guilligans
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-360� En Torno a
8:00-El Milagro de Vivir �
9:00-La Zulianita
10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutos
10:15-Cine Colosal

En la foto aparecen los ganadores del concurso Voz
de la Democracia patrocinado por los Veteranos de
Guerras Extranjeras acompaiiados por Mary Souder,
president Nacional de las Damas Auxiliares de los
Veteranos y K. C. Burns, president de la Voz de la
Democracia, Departamento de la Zona del Canal de
Panami, durante un almuerzo que fue ofrecido en el
Club de Suboficiales de Fort Davis, donde les fueron
otorgadas places, certificados y Bonos del Gobierno

de los Estados Unidos. De izquierda a derecha estAn:
Clea Efthimiadis, Escuela Secundaria de Balboa, tercer
puesto; Grace Williams, Escuela Secundaria de Balboa,
segundo puesto; Keith Stronach, Escuela Secundaria
de Crist6bal, primer puesto; Roger Cameron, Escuela
Secundaria de Balboa, primer puesto; Sra. Souder;
Burns; Heidi Kuehn, Escuela Secundaria de Crist6bal,
segundo puesto; y Ronald Pierce, Escuela Secundaria
de Crist6bal, tercer puesto.

Ofreceran Clases de Natacion en Los Rios

En la piscina de Los Rios se ini-
ciara un nuevo period de classes
de nataci6n desde el 14 de marzo
hasta el 13 de mayo.

La inscripci6n estara abierta del
5 al 11 de marzo. Para mis detalles
se puede llamar a la piscina de
Los Rios al 52-6417.

Creaciones Juveniles

Se Exhiben Marzo 12
El Primer Ciclo de la Escuela
de Curundl tendrA su octava Pre-
sentaci6n Anual de "La Juventud
Crea" el 12 de marzo de 7 a 8:30
p.m. en la cafeteria auditorio de
la escuela. Los estudiantes y miem-
bros del personal docente trabaja-
rin juntos para compartir con el pu-
blico asistente una variedad de
experiencias educativas.
Los Departamentos de Artes In-
dustriales, Ciencias, Matematicas,
Arte, Educaci6n Fisica y Misica,
asi como la Sociedad Nacional de
Honor Junior, la Asociaci6n de Es-
tudiantes y el Club de Botellas de
la escuela todas tendrAn demostra-
ciones y exhibiciones.
Entre las presentaciones de "La
Juventud Crea" se podrAn apreciar
botellas raras, un barco navegable
construido por los estudiantes, bai-
les originales y exposiciones artisti-
cas de estudiantes sobresalientes.
Se invita al plblico general a este
event que serA gratis.

Cursos Pedagogicos

Ofrecen en la Zona
La Universidad de Alabama y la
Division de Escuelas anuncian que
se ofreceran dos cursos a nivel de
posgraduado, simultAneamente, a
partir del 4 de marzo. Estos cursos
son: Nifios y J6venes Excepcionales
y M6todos Pedag6gicos para Nifios
de Dotes Sobresalientes.
La matricula serA de $35 por hora
academica de cr6dito o $105 por
curso y los textos pueden obtenerse
en la libreria de la Universidad de
la Zona del Canal.
Los profesores del curso serin el
Dr. Donald Crump y la Dra. Carol
Schlictcr, de la Universidad de
La presentaci6n de estos cursos
obedece a recomendaciones del
Consejo Asesor del Gobernador so-
bre Educaci6n y de los estudiantes.
Los cursos se ofreceran en un
s6lo sector del Istmo, por lo cual
el horario se ha preparado para que
las classes puedan ser aprovechadas
por todos los interesados. Dichas
classes comenzarAn a las 4:30 p.m.,
diariamente, incluyendo sAbados, en
el Centro de Estudios de Diablo
Para mayores detalles sobre la
inscripci6n se puede Ilamar a James
Pfau de la Divisi6n de Escuelas de
la Zona del Canal al 52-3693.

Pagina 2


Los estudiantes del segundo grado de la maestra Patricia Love y la enfer-
mera escolar Dolores Espinosa, todos de la Escuela Primaria de Anc6n,
muestran su interns mientras que la Sra. Teresa Owen, higienista oral de
la Clinica Dental Corgas, examine la dentadura de Dag Schield con la
ayuda de la pequefia Teresa Tulipano quien sostiene el espejo explorador.
Los exAmenes en la escuela de Anc6n fueron el inicio del Programa
Escolar Anual de ExAmenes Dentales para todos los nifios desde el kinder-
garten hasta el primer ciclo. Este program tiene el prop6sito de deter-
minar la presencia de problems de caries, ortodoncia o cuidados de
emergencia que el nifo o sus padres desconozcan. Hasta la fecha se han
examinado un total de 1,165 estudiantes. De este grupo, 440 tenian caries,
105 problems de ortodoncia y 123 necesitan tratamiento de emergencia.
Los estudiantes que necesitan atenci6n dental inmediata reciben tarjetas
mediante las cuales se notifica a los padres dicha necesidad. Entonces los
padres deben hacer una cita con el dentist de su preferencia para tender
el problema.

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 deber' estar en la Oficina de Prensa del Canal
de PanamA a mAs 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 mis tardar el lunes al mediodia. Distribuci6n
gratis a todos los empleados del Canal de PanamA. Valor de la subs-
cripci6n para otros, $6 al afo. Por correo abreo $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.

Febrero 25, 1977


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El nuevo remolcador del Canal de PanamA "M. L. Walker" recibe los
ultimos retoques en el astillero Thunderbolt, Georgia. El "Walker" estA
provisto de un sistema radical de conducci6n y propulsion para dar mejor
servicio a los barcos que transitan el Canal. Este sistema permit que el
remolcador opere eficazmente de popa o de proa, e igualmente le permit
impulsarse lateralmcnte sin alterar su posici6n longitudinal con respect
al barco. El "Walker" y su gemelo "Burgess" serin bautizados en Savan-
nah, Georgia, el 10 de mayo. Se espera que el "Walker" llegue a Crist6bal
a fines de mayo y el "Burgess" poco despu6s.

La Semana Nacional de la Visi6n

Exhorta al Cuidado de los Ojos

La Semana Nacional de la Visi6n
que se celebra del 28 de febrero
hasta el 5 de marzo tiene el prop6-
sito de exhortar a la conservaci6n
del preciado don de la vista.
Se recuerda a los empleados que
la mayoria de los accidents que
causan dafios a la vista son por des-
cuido. En gran parte de los casos,
pudieran haberse evitado los dafios
si se hubieran tomado las debidas
precauciones. Deben usarse anteojos
protectores, siempre que se trabaje
con equipo o instruments que pu-
dieran lanzar particular a los ojos.

U. de la Zona

Tiene Exposicion

De Fotografias
DeWayne A. Williams, Director
del Centro de Artes Manuales de
Fort Sherman es el autor de la co-
lecci6n de fotografias que se en-
cuentra en exhibici6n actualmente
en el Centro de Recursos de Apren-
dizaie de la Universidad de la Zoni
del Canal. La exposici6n continuara
hasta el 14 de marzo.
Williams es licenciado en Cien-
cias Biol6gicas de la Universidad
del Estado de Florida y tiene una
Maestria en Fotografia Creativa de
la Universidad del Estado de Ore-
gon. Fue el primer estudiante en
recibir una Maestria en Fotografia
de dicha universidad y en 1972 fue
nombrado president de la Uni6n
Conmemorativa de Bellas Artes de
la Universidad de Oregon.
En sus fotografias Williams se es-
mera por haccr resaltar tres carac-
teristicas a fin de lograr el mayor
impact possible. Estas caracteristi-
cas son t6cnica, contenido est6tico
y mensaje. Utiliza simbolos, antago-
nismos y espacio para lograr efec-
tos sutiles y a la vez poderosos.
En los Estados Unidos es muy
popular y sus fotografias se exhi-
ben permanentemente en coleccio-
nes piblicas y privadas.
El Departamento Artistico de la
Universidad de Nevada reciente-
mente distingui6 a Williams con-
cedi6ndole un lugar de honor entire
los 40 fot6grafos contemporineos
principals de America.
Se invita al p6blico a visitar la
exposici6n de 7:30 a.m. a 9:30 p.m.
de lunes a jueves y de 7:30 a.m.
a 4 p.m. los viernes.

A los niiios debe ensefiArseles a
protegerse los ojos cuando juegan
y advertirseles sobre los peligros de
lanzarse objetos y de jugar a las
"peleas con palos".
AdemAs, durante la Semana Na-
cional de la Visi6n, se da reconoci-
miento a la preocupaci6n y dedica-
ci6n del Servicio de Oftalmologia
de la Direcci6n de Salubridad en la
conservaci6n y restauraci6n de la
vision. Un ejemplo de este cuidado
es el tratamiento m6dico a que ha
sido sometida durante various afios
una nifia del Darien afectada por
una forma de arthritis reumatoide
que ataca los ojos, causando cata-
ratas, problems de la cornea e
inflamaci6n de los ojos. En dos ope-
raciones separadas, que fueron pa-
gadas por el Gobierno de la Zona
del Canal, los m6dicos del Gorgas
removieron dos cataratas, mejorAn-
dole enormemente la vision.
Protijase la vista. En caso de
sufrir alguna lesi6n en los ojos, hA-
gase ver inmediatamente por un
m6dico. Ademas, examinese los ojos
peri6dicamente con personal profe-
sional para asegurar la conserva-
ci6n de la vista.

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Pablo M. Santamaria



en la


Pablo M. Santamaria, hablando
medio en broma y medio en serio,
dice que es el Santoo" de la Divi-
si6n de Transportes a Motor.
... .Y tendria que serlo, dice, para
poder cumplir todos los mandatess"
de las numerosas mujeres que le
dan 6rdenes.
Santa forma parte del grupo de
conductores asignados a la Direc-
ci6n de Marina y "los mandates"
a que se refiere s6lo son las llama-
das que recibe de las secretaries
pididndole que haga una "carrera".
Santamaria insisted que es mAs ficil
ser chofer de dos docenas de hom-
bres, que recibir instrucciones de
una docena de mujeres. Pero, agre-
ga, que a pesar de eso, 61 sabe muy
bien c6mo manejarlas a ellas pues
tras haber sido soltero consagrado
por 55 aiios "sabe decir lo que
tiene que decir" en el moment
Inclusive, le atribuye a su expe-
riencia de tratar con tantas mujeres
el que le hubiera sido mAs fAcil
cambiar su patr6n de vida cuando
al fin conoci6 a la mujer con que
se cas6, hace s6lo 3 afios.
Santa y su esposa Rebeca viven
en La Exposici6n, en la ciudad de
Nacido en Col6n en junio de
1919, Santa recuerda los dificiles
tiempos en que a los 16 anios, y
reci6n egresado de la Escuela Pri-
maria Repiblica de Uruguay, co-
menz6 a buscar trabajo. Al fin, un
buen dia, el administrator del Fe-
rrocarril del Canal de PanamA le


El Dr. R. Antonio Suescum, Jefe de Servicios de Cli-
nica de Consulta General del Hospital Gorgas, y asesor
de servicios m6dicos de emergencia del Director de
Salubridad, aparece en los moments en que explicaba
a miembros de la Divisi6n de Bomberos la ticnica
correct de efectuar la resucitaci6n cardio-pulmonar,

comunmente conocida como CPR. El Dr. Suescum esta
dictando una series de classes para todos los bombers
en ambos sectors del Istmo. En el future cercano, el
curso complete de t6cnico en atenci6n medica de
emergencia se ofreceri a todos los policies y conduz-
tores de ambulancia de la organizaci6n del Canal.

conversar con altas personalidades
mientras las lleva de un lugar a
Durante las ultimas dos reunio-
nes de la Junta Directiva del Canal
de PanamA, Santa fue asigqado aL
grupo de choferes encarghdos de
transporter a los funcionarios de
alta jerarquia. En estas ocasiones
pudo confirmar que mientras mis
importantes son las personas, mis
amistosas y tratables son. Dice del
director y su familiar al que tuvo
que Ilevar de compras y de paseo:
"son muy, pero muy buena gente".
Como fanitico de toda la vida
del futbol y el b6isbol, a Santa le
result divertido acordarse de los
dias de antafio de las ligas de beis-
bol de PanamA y la Zona del Canal.
JamAs podrA olvidar el afio en que
los Yankis de Nueva York vinieron
al Istmo para entrenarse y tuvo oca-
si6n de conocer personalmente a
sus heroes Joe DiMaggio y Charlie
"King Kong" Keller.
Ahora que piensa jubilarse en
diciembre, Santa va a dejar de
sofiar con el pasado para dedicarse
a convertir en realidad su suefio
dorado para el future: proyecta
reunir suficientes fondos para darse
de regalo de jubilaci6n un viaje a
la Argentina para asistir al Cam-
peonato Mundial de F6tbol el afio

El Teatro "Surfside"

Presentara Obra Hoy
La obra "You Can't Take It With
You" abrirA esta noche en el Teatro
"Surfside" en Fuerte Amador y con-
tinuarA presentandose hasta el 5 de
Los boletos cuestan $1 y se estan
aceptando reservaciones en el 87-
4354. Esta noche, mariana y el 4 y
5 de marzo serAn noches de cena-
teatro y los boletos para estas fechas
cuestan $5.
Los boletos deben obtenerse por
adelantado en el Edificio 128, Fort
Clayton. El Teatro "Surfside" es
patrocinado por la Oficina de Ser-
vicios Recreativos de la Brigada
193" de Infanteria.

Mahana Hay Recepci6n
Para el Rvdo. McConkey
Los miembros de la comunidad
tendrAn ocasi6n de despedir al Re-
verendo Clarence McConkey, Mi-
nistro Decano de la Iglesia Inter-
denominal de Balboa y a la Srta.
Anne McConkey en una recepci6n
y t6 que se ofrecerA mariana en la
iglesia de 7 a 9:30 p.m.
El Reverendo McConkey, que ha
prestado servicios a la iglesia du-
rante los iltimos 7 afios, partirA del
Istmo el 2 de marzo para Europa
a ocupar su nuevo cargo. El aga-
sajo serA patrocinado por los feli-
greses de la iglesia.

Pagina 3

entreg6 la gorra roja que automAti-
camente lo convirti6 en portero. Al
poco tiempo, el energico y ambicio-
so joven portero estaba ganando
semanalmente mas dinero en propi-
nas de lo que devengaban otros
empleados asalariados.
A los 4 afios, la administraci6n
del ferrocarril, impresionada por la
eficiencia de Santa, pese a que tra-
bajaba sin salario, decidi6 ponerlo
en planilla. Pero, escasamente
1 afio mas tarde, el gran incendio
de Col6n lo dej6 sin hogar y pose-
siones. Por ello, despu6s de vivir
un tiempo corto en las toldas de
campafia levantadas por el ej&rcito
norteamericano para los damnifica-
dos, Santa decidi6 buscar fortune
en el sector Pacifico.
Fue asi como lleg6 a trabajar un
rato con la entonces Divisi6n de
Construcci6n, hasta 1942 cuando
inici6 su servicio de 33 afios como
conductor de la Divisi6n de Trans-
portes. Durante esos afios ha es-
tado al tim6n de casi todo tipo de
vehiculo rodante, ya sean buses
escolares o camiones hasta de 4 to-
neladas, incluyendo taxis y carros
de basura asi como vehiculos para
transportar mecAnicos, empleados
de las esclusas, sanidad, dragado y
prActicos a trav6s del Istmo.
Con la Direcci6n de Marina lleg6
a encontrar lo que consider su
mejor trabajo, pues frecuentemente
tiene la oportunidad de conocer y


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Febrero 25, 1977

Nombran a Fred Cotton Cierran Calle Balboa Dia Mundial de Oraci6n
e d p 1) Para Poner Semaforo
.(Vene de la p.. ...gina 1) - I A I A A
.~~~~~~~ ~~ ~~~~ . .. / n . I L .*- >l J f^ l* - � �

nistrativos en la Oficina del Direc- Jacquic, que tamlbin vivic con los
tor. Everson no le hizo promesas, Cotton durante 5 anos.
pero su referencia a la planificaci6n Los Cotton participan en muchos
le dio a Fred una corazonada. aspects de la vida comninal y dedi-
Everson consigui6 al hombre que can gran part de su ticmpo a ac-
necesitaba y para Fred cste fue el tividades de la iglesia, civicas y
principio del acelerado escalona- deportivas.
miento que lo ha condncido al Fred es Teniente Coronel en la
nombramiento de la semana pasada, Rescrva del Ej6rcito de los Estados
a una de las mais altas posiciones Unidos con 22 afios de servicio. Es
en la organizaci6n del Canal. micmbro de la Asociaci6n de Ofi-
Fue asccndido dos veces en el ciales de la Reserva, la Asociacidn
termino de un aio y medio y estaba del Ej6rcito de los Estados Unidos,
desempefiando interinamente los y Oficial de Enlace con la Acade-
cargos de Director Auxiliar y Tes- mia Militar de los Estados Unidos
tamentario Piblico, cuando comen- en West Point. Ademais es miemlro
zaron las jubilaciones. En novicm- de la Junta Directiva de la Asocia-
bre de 1969 Fred fue nomlrado ci6n de Beneficios Mutuos, la Cruz
Ayudante del Director; en mayo de Roja Americana, la Asociaci6n Pro
1971, Director Auxiliar y en marzo Prevenci6n de Enfermedades Car-
de 1975, Subdirector. diacas, y la Senda Unida de la
Recordando principios importan- Zona del Canal.
tes que aprendi6 primero de Ever- Fred tambi6n es "manager" del
son y despu6s de Castles, Fred dice equipo junior femenino de hola
que el secret de un buen jefe es suave de los Elks y el equipo de
respaldar a sus subalternos. Cuan- beisbol de los Veteranos en la Liga
do ellos saben que cuentan con el de las Fuerzas Armadas del Paci-
apoyo de su jefe, muestran inicia- fico. Ha sido president de las Li-
tiva, cumplen con sus deberes y gas Menor y Farm de beisbol y
no temen cometer errors. Y esto ademAs encuentra tiempo para ju-
es lo importante-recalca. No se gar en el equipo Abernathy en la
debe temer a los errors porque s6lo Liga de Bola Suave de Lanzamiento
se deja de cometerlos cuando se Lento.
deja de trabajar. AdemAs, no es el S -
error lo que cuenta, sino la deter- cout-O -Rama
minaci6n de su causa y del modo (Viene de la p tgina 1)
do corregirlo. Los asistentes al Scout-O-Rama
Fred y Jacquie viven en Balboa podrin saborear cerdo y plAtanos
Heights con sus hijas Leslie de a la barbacoa.
17 alios, que es graduanda de la Despu6s de una presentaci6n a
Escuela Secundaria de Balboa; las 6:30 sobre la vida de Lord
Traci de 13 afnos, estudiante de oc- Baden-Powell, habra un despliegue
tavo grado del primer ciclo de la de fuegos artificiales.
Escuela de Curund6, y la madre Se espera contar con la asistencia
de Jacquie, la Sra. Marie McCoy. de funcionarios de la empresa del
Su hijo mayor, Keith, de 18 aios, Canal, cuatro embajadores y otras
es estudiante de primer aio de la personalidades, para que junto con
Universidad de Baylor, en Waco, los miembros de la comunidad ist-
Texas. En la misma universidad mefia puedan presenciar los events
estudia Patricia, la hermana de de escultismo este afio.

Lista de Vacantes y Traslados Para Empleados
Todo solicitante capacitado recibira 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 impedimentos fisicos pueden Ilamar o visitar al
Cooroinador 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 ests
situada en el Edificio 363, Anc6n, Zona del Canal, telffono 52-7570. DeberB someterse una
solicited per 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 ademis del factor de impuesto cuando deba aplicarse. El simbolo 1 indica que es
necesario un examen escrito. El simbolo s indica que es una posici6n de seguridad done
puede emplearse solamente a ciudadanos estadounidenses.

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(Se require saber nadar)_______-
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Operaciones NM-7/9 --- - $11,21
Enfermera/Enfermera Clinica NM-5/7
(Se require trabajo de turno) _ - $6,697
Mensajero NM-1 ______-- -- -
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(Tiempo parcial que no exceda 30 horas)---
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(Tiempo parcial que no exceda 30 horas)-
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(Tiempo parcial que no exceda 22.5 horas)-.
Oficinista-Mecandgrafo(a) NM-4 _ -------
Pasacables MG-4 (Intermitente) (Conocimiento de
Inglis) (Se require saber nadar)
Secretaria (Estenografia) NM-5/61 .----. .$6,697
Soldador MG-10 (Se dare examen prictico) ---
Tccnico(a) de Computadoras NM-5/6.---- $6,697
Tdcnico(a) en Contaduria NM-5/6 ---- $6,69
Transcriptor(a) de Informacidn NM-2/3 ---$4,91

Salario Base Divisidn
.-- $2.31 Serv. Com.

$2.36 Biblioteca

S $2.57 Biblioteca
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En Cruce de Peatones Celebran el de Mar zo

La semana entrance habrA que
cerrar una, y a veces dos, vias de
trainsito en la Carretera de Balboa
para powder instalar los conducts
portacables de los semriforos que
se van a situar en cl cruce de pea-
tones entire el Teatro y el Almac6n
de Ventas de Balboa.
Los iinicos tramos de la Carre-
tera de Balboa que serin afectados
son los que estin en las areas in-
mediatas a dicho cruce.
En el Area de la Plaza Stevens
que queda cerca, se ha modificado
el plan original que estipulaba que
los trabajos de mejoras se termina-
rian en 30 dias. Dichos trabajos
ahora tomarin mis tiempo, pero se
efectuaran por secciones con el fin
de no interrumpir ]a circula-i6n
vehicular alrededor de la plaza.

El Servicio Militar

Vale Para Jubilacion
Los empleados Federales que hi-
cieron servicio military despu6s de
1956 antes de entrar a ser emplea-
dos del Gobierno de los Estados
Unidos quizis desconocen que di-
cho servicio vale como tiempo de
trabajo en lo que respect a los
beneficios de jubilaci6n del Servicio
Sin embargo, a los 62 afios, o
cuando estas personas adquieran el
derecho a reclamar sus beneficios
de seguro social por servicio mili-
tar, pierden el cr4dito que se les
ha dado por su servicio military para
la jubilaci6n del Servicio Civil.
En muchos casos, la pension com-
binada del seguro social y jubilaci6n
del Servicio Civil es menos que la
pension combinada de jubilaci6n
del Servicio Civil, incluyendo el
servicio military.
El servicio military cumplido antes
de 1956 ser, retenido para fines de
jubilaci6n del Servicio Civil.

Forman Grupo Lingiistico
Se estA organizando un grupo in-
formal de personas interesadas en
mejorar su habilidad de conversar
en ingl6s y espafol. Todos los in-
teresados en participar pueden Ila-
mar a Soledad Franco de Epifanio
al 64-5673 o al 52-3323.

En !a Capilla de Albrook tendri
lugar el 4 de marzo el Dia Mundial
de la Oraci6n. Esta es la onceava
celebraci6n consecutive que se Ileva
a cabo en el Istmo en ingls.
"El Amor en Acci6n" serat el
lema para este afio 1977 y Delores
Birchard serA la oradora de fondo
durante el servicio religioso. La Sra.
Birchard es autora de "Jungle Clin-
ics in Panama" libro en el que des-
cribe las actividades de ella y su
esposo como misioneros legos del
Nazareno entire los indios.
Las lectures y las oraciones du-
rante los servicios estarAn cargo
de la Sra. Mildred Reitz, miembro
de la congregaci6n Metodista; Wil-
liam A. Eversly de la Iglesia de
St. Joseph de Paraiso; Joy Schulke
de la Capilla de Albrook y Carrie
Smith de la Comunidad Baha'i. La
version musical del "Amor en Ac-
ci6n" sera presentada por la Iglesia
Interdenominal de Balboa y su coro
"Reach Out Singers", dirigidos por
Bonnie Wolff y la solista Judy
White, de la Iglesia de Jesucristo
de los Mormones. Carol Merz como
siempre, seri la organista de la
Capilla de Albrook.
Hannah Stockwell, Directora del
"Coro Querubes" de la Iglesia In-
terdenominal harA la presentaci6n
de la oradora de fondo.
Los organizadores del Dia Mun-
dial de la Oraci6n, con su presiden-
ta, Joan Chevalier, son: Donna Hall,

Graduandos de FSU

Festejaran en Amador
Los graduandos de 1976-77 de
la Universidad del Estado de la
Florida (FSU) Extensi6n de la Zona
del Canal, tendrAn una fiesta de gra-
duaci6n de 6 p.m. hasta la media-
noche, el 11 de marzo en el Club
de Oficiales de Fuerte Amador.
El event sera una cena buffet
de pernil de res y habrA musi-
ca bailable por los "Cycles". Los
boletos cuestan $7 por persona y
pueden obtenerse Ilamando a Paula
Marlett at 86-5203, Diane Green
al 84-3704 o Dave Patton al 52-
Se invita cordialmente a otros
graduados o exestudiantes y sus



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-- $2.88 Electricidad

$2.45 Cap. Puerto
$10,088.00 Seguridad Int.
.._ $6.46 Industrial
$10,088.00 VP Finanzas
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Especialista de Producciones Cinematograficas NM-7
(Que no exceda 1 afio)._ ----- - $11,211.20 Serv. Adm. P 1
M6dico (Pediatria) NM-14 (Intermitente)
(Que no exceda 1 ano) ---------- - - - -_ --$14.58 Hos. Gorgas P 1
Obrero MG-3 (Se require saber nadar)
(Que no exceda 1 ano) _ ---- --- $2.33 Dragado P 6
La solicited debe ser sometida en el Formulario 443, SOLICITUD PARA TRASLADO, a mis
tardar site (7) dias calendarios dsps u 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, telifonos 52-3583,
52-7867 6 43-1288.

El Director de Abastos y Servicios Comunales, R. K.
Erbe, tercero a la derecha, sostiene el Premio Merito-
rio de Seguridad que le fuera otorgado por el Gober-
nador H. R. Parfitt en reconocimiento a la Direcci6n
por haber trabajado 1,235,095 horas-hombres sin regis-
trar lesiones de incapacitaci6n desde el 15 de agosto
de 1976 hasta el 7 de diciembre de 1976. Se colocarA
una placa alusiva a este logro en el nicho de la oficina
de Seguridad en la Direcci6n de Asuntos Civiles. Los

miembros de la Direcci6n que aparecen en la foto son
de izquierda a derecha: R. D. Morgan, Ayudante del
Director; R. M. Murphy, Jefe de la Divisi6n de Servi-
cios Comunales; J. F. Corrigan, Gerente General de
la Division de Abastos; J. M. Simson, Jefe de la Divi-
si6n de Almacenes; Erbe; B. P. Broussard, Especialista
en Seguridad de la Divisi6n; y R. P. Laverty, Sub-

Pagina 4

Carol Merz, Sue Harris, Edith
McQueen, Bergueline Goe, Phyllis
Brashears, Carnie Smith, Kay Ables,
Nancy Grimison, Florence Carlson,
William A. Eversly, Edith A.
Brown, Wilhelmina Layne, Betty
McCaw, Elizabeth Leigh, Martha
Reid, Jean Holland, Beth Harris,
Glenna Barrett, Linda Hill, Lois
Brisbin, Nancy Barton, Mearlyn Hill
and Pamela Hynes.
Los miembros del Grupo Orga-
nizador del Dia Mundial de Ora-
ci6n con representantes de numero-
sas iglesias del Istmo, iniciarAn una
vigilia de oraci6n a las 9 a.m. el
3 de marzo, que terminara a las
9 a.m. el 4 de marzo, cuando co-
mienza el servicio religioso. La vigi-
lia de oraci6n proporciona 24 horas
continues de plegaria ofrecida por
el 6xito de cste 919 Dia Interna-
cional de Oraci6n tanto aqui como
en el rest del mundo. Se invita
a todos los que deseen asistir al
Dia Mundial de la Oraci6n.
Se adoptari una political flexible
en la concesi6n de tiempo libre
para aquellos que deseen asistir al
servicio de oraci6n. Los empleados
de cuyos servicios se pueda pres-
cindir durante horas de la manana
podran ausentarse de sus trabajos
regulars, cargrindoseles el tiempo
que tomen libre a sus vacaciones

Preguntas, Respuestas

Sobre Jubilaci6n
Pregunta. Soy empleado Federal.
8C6mo puedo saber cuAnto he con-
tribuido al fondo de jubilaci6n del
servicio Federal durante mis aiios
de trabajo?
Respuesta. Preg6ntele a la ofici-
na de planillas. Alli se mantienen
al dia los datos acerca de las cuo-
tas de jubilaci6n que se le han des-
contado desde el comienzo de su
empleo actual. A esta cantidad de-
ben sumirsele cualesquier otras
cuotas de jubilaci6n que se le hayan
descontado en previous empleos Fe-
derales. Esta informaci6n la puede
obtener en la oficina encargada de
combinar los datos para fines de
jubilaci6n: U.S. Civil Service Com-
mission, Bureau of Retirement, In-
surance and Occupational Health,
Washington, D.C. 20415.