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 )
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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

Sequence of photos catches the action as one of six
antenna towers at Summit hits the ground in a joint
demolition effort by forces of the U.S. Army, Navy,
Air Force and the Panama Canal. The structures,
formerly used for Navy communications, were declared

Vacation Jobs

Available for

Local Students
The Panama Canal organization's
Student Vacation Employment Pro-
grain will begin June 6, and con-
tinue through August 13.
This program offers employment
to dependents of employees of U.S.
Government agencies on the Isth-
mus whose regular school vacation
coincides with this period. The
minimum wage for students hired
under this program will be $2.30
an hour. Appointments made under
this year's program will be ex-
cluded from the Canal Zone Merit
System and limited to part-time,
30 hours per week. As temporary
employees hired for less than 90
days, student assistants will not
earn leave.
Students now participating in the
Student Assistant School Year Pro-
gram are reminded that their em-
ployment terminates at the close of
the school year. They must submit
an application for the summer vaca-
tion program to be considered for
Application forms are available
at the Ancon and Cristobal offices
of the Personnel Bureau; Balboa
and Cristobal high schools; and the
Office of the Dean, Canal Zone
College. Forms should be com-
pleted and submitted to the Ancon
or Cristobal Personnel office by
May 2.

Benefit Softball

Tourney to Open

Monday in Balboa
The fifteenth annual Viceroy-
Canal Zone United Way Interna-
tional Slow Pitch Softball Tourna-
ment will start Monday, April 18,
at 6:30 p.m. in the Pacific Softball
League Park, Balboa.
Three games will be played
nightly Mondays through Fridays,
starting at 6:30 p.m. and eight
games on Saturdays and Sundays,
starting at 9:30 a.m. Thirty-two
teams from Panama and the Canal
Zone will compete in 63 games in
this double elimination tournament
sponsored by "Viceroy," a product
of Tabacalera Istmefia, S.A.
The Pacific Softball League has
entered 14 teams: Abernathy, Carl-
ings, Coca-Cola, E.T.S., Hammac,
Homa, Kool, Mackle, Mutual, Pan-
(Continued on p. 4)

Ellis L. Fawcett Closes

Distinguished Career

Ellis L. Fawcett, Assistant Super-
intendent, Latin American Schools,
and a highly respected educator
and civic leader of the Isthmian
community, is retiring following
more than 45 years of service with
the Panama Canal organization.
A native of Jamaica, Fawcett re-
ceived his early education in public
and private schools on the island.
He earned both bachelor and mas-
ter's degrees from Central Connec-
ticut State College, New Britain,
Conn., and came to the Canal Zone
in 1931, when he was employed as
a first grade teacher at Gatun.
During his long career in the Di-
vision of Schools, Fawcett taught in
all the grade levels and served as
principal and supervisor of instruc-
tion, always with an avid interest in
the upgrading of the quality of in-
struction for the students in the
Latin American schools. An active
leader in school and community
affairs, he has devoted much time
and effort to the cultural, social and
educational growth of the non-U.S.
community in the Canal Zone.
Fawcett is a pioneer in civic
council activities in the Latin Amer-
ican communities. A member of the
committee which established group
life insurance for employees of the
Panama Canal, he served as vice
president of the first insurance

board. He was chairman of the
committee which organized the In-
ternational Boy Scouts and pres-
ident of the organization for 11
terms. He was instrumental in the
establishment of the Social Services
Staff, a Panama Canal agency which
has proven beneficial particularly to
non-U.S. citizens in the Canal Zone.
Fawcett has been president of the
Latin American Scholarship Com-
mittee, a group dedicated to help-
ing needy and deserving high
school graduates obtain higher edu-
cation; chairman of the Canal Zone
(Continued n. p. 4)

Ellis L. Fawcett
Ellis L. Fawcett

Gift of the Panama nalsez - / 3

Public Service Awards

Being Presented Today

IMore Than 62 Years of Service to World Commerce lv -

The Panama Canal Spillway
Vol. XV, No. 35 Friday, April 15, 1977

The Panama Canal organization
pays tribute today to 21 individuals
and groups at its seventh annual
Honorary Public Service Awards
ceremony held in the rotunda of
the Administration Building in
Balboa Heights.
Recipients from the civilian and
military comillunnities will receive
gold, silver and bronze medallions
and certificates during the cere-
mony attended by friends and co-
workers. The awards were estab-
lished to recognize Isthmian res-
idents and organizations for their
efforts in assisting the Canal orga-
nization to accomplish its mission
and to show appreciation for volun-
tary acts and services for improving
the Isthmian community.
Each year nominations for the
awards are requested from Canal
management, the Armed Forces,
civic, labor, fraternal, religious
groups and other Federal agencies
in the Canal Zone. The nominations
are reviewed by the Incentive
Awards committee and recipients
are then named by the Governor.
Guests and recipients will be
welcomed to today's ceremony by
Gordon M. Frick, Panama Canal
Personnel Director, who will in-
troduce other officials participating
in the presentation. The awards will
he presented by Gov. H-. R. Parfitt,
Lt. Gov. Richard L. Hunt and
J. Patrick Conley, Executive Sec-
retary of the Canal Zone.
This year's recipients are: Col.
Robert L. Barrett, Commander, 24th
Combat Support Group, Howard
AFB; Canal Zone Army Commu-
nity Service Volunteers; Lt. Col.
George L. Capwell, USMC, Re-
sources Management Directorate,
Quarry Heights; Col. Charles R.
Clark, Transportation and Ter-
minals Director, and Mrs. Clark;
Richard J. Danielsen, Locks Divi-
sion; Mrs. Deanna Emanuel, pres-
ident of Ladies Auxiliary VFW
Post 3822; Joseph French, Division
of Schools; Isthmian College Club;
Richard HI. Kinsey, Canal Zone
Police Division; and Valentine D.
Lynch, Office of the Comptroller,
193d Infantry Brigade.
Also Sfc. Jorge Martinez, Depart-
ment Commander, American Le-
gion; Robert McGuinness, Motor

IFWP 10th Anniversary Begins Monday

The Tenth Anniversary of the
Federal Women's Program will be
opened officially in the Canal Zone
by Acting Gov. Richard L. Hunt
at 8 a.m., Monday 18, in Room 3
of the Panama Canal Training
Center. The 2-week observance will
run from April 18 through April 29.
Dr. Ana Wakeland, Federal
Women's Program Chairman and
Director of the Women's Advisory
Council, is coordinator of the pro-
gram which will include workshops,
seminars, films, panel discussions
and social functions.
The events were planned by
the 12-member Women's Advisory
Council, the 12 women of the
FWP 10th Anniversary Committee
and key personnel from several di-
Anyone who is interested may
attend the panel discussions and
the film festival. Gov. H. R. Parfitt
has approved a liberal leave policy

throughout the period to en-
courage men and women of the
Panama Canal organization to
Dr. Alexander Methven, a spe-
cialist in career development for
women will conduct a workshop, a
seminar and will be the guest
speaker at the luncheon. Personnel
attending the workshop, "Creative
Career Development for Women"
must have been nominated by their
bureau director.
On April 21, from 7:30 to 11:30
a.m., Dr. Methven will conduct a
seminar entitled "Career Crises of
Women and Men, the Manager's
Role," for division chiefs and
Dr. Methven will speak on "The
Women's Job Jungle-How to Sur-
vive and Enjoy It" at the luncheon
April 21 at the Fort Amador Offi-
cers' Club. Tickets to the luncheon
cost $2.75 and can be obtained by

calling Ray Dymond at 52-3633 or
the Office of EEO at 52-3101 or
Eight films will be shown during
the 2-week period. Among them
will lbe Helen Reddy's new film
We Are Woman, which will be
shown at 8:15 p.m., April 19, at
the Balboa High School ROTC
There will be seven panel dis-
cussions on a variety of subjects
including "So You're a Divorced
Woman, Now What!" "Rape-
A Preventive Inquiry," "Female
Sexuality," "Blending Homemaking
With a Career," "Know Your EEO
Rights," "The Spiritual Aspect of
Women," and "Career Development
for Women."
The panel discussions will fol-
low the general plan of the one on
"Career Development for Women,"
during which Sylvia Goldman, as

a member of the advisory council,
will moderate a panel of speakers
including Chaplain Harold Alex-
ander, a minister and marriage
counselor, who will discuss "Career
and Mother's Guilt." Balboa High
School English teacher and author
Mary Knapp will talk on "Taking
Career Risks." Dr. Marie Rosen-
wasser, Canal Zone College speech
teacher, will speak on "Available
Career Preparation." Rita Sosa, an
elementary schoolteacher, will dis-
cuss "The Dangers of Locking Our
Children Into Careers." Edna Omar,
an adult college student will dis-
cuss, "The Adult Student's Struggle
for Self Actualization."
Bruce Quinn, Director of Equal
Employment Opportunity, will be
the speaker at the closing cere-
monies and social hour from 6 to
9 p.m., April 29, at the Quarry
Heights Officers' Club. Dr. Wake-
land will be mistress of ceremonies.

Transportation Division; James M.
McNamara, comptroller advisor, Re-
sources Management Directorate,
Quarry Heights; Mr. and Mrs.
Robert C. Morrison; M. Sgt. Ri-
cardo Saienz, Inter-American Air
Forces Academy; Mrs. Judy Schatz-
man, Army Officers' Wives Club;
Mrs. Donna J. Seitz; Mrs. Jean R.
Truitt; U.S. Army Officers' Wives
Club (Pacific); Mrs. Mabelle B.
Walker, recently retired from Ad-
ministrative Services Division; and
Mrs. Marie Wick.

Next Paychecks

Will Reflect

Retroactive Pay
Certain Panama Canal Company
and Canal Zone Government em-
ployees are eligible for retroactive
payment of overtime under the Fair
Labor Standards Act for the period
May 1, 1974 through Novemlber 6,
1976. The additional payment is
due for those weeks in which the
employee's pay computed under the
FLSA exceeds the amount already
paid that was calculated under
other applicable law.
The Payroll Branch expects to
start paying this retroactive over-
time with the regular paychecks to
be delivered on April 18, 1977.
Payments will continue until all of
the back overtime has been paid.
Since the workload varies from one
retroactive pay period to another,
the amount of time covered by each
payment will vary.
The total retroactive overtime
paid in each current pay period will
be shown in the "Other Compensa-
tion" block on the Employee State-
ment delivered with the paycheck.
A supplementary statement show-
ing details will be provided for
each current pay period in which
retroactive overtime is paid.
Based on experience with FLSA
overtime earnings since November
1976, it is expected that most of
the retroactive payments will be for
small amounts.
The Payroll Branch will com-
plete payment of retroactive FLSA
overtime as quickly as the con-
siderable workload permits.

a safety hazard because of their deteriorated condition.
Personnel of the Canal's Electrical Division wound
33,000 feet of copper cable and wire from the towers
on to spools for return to Navy stocks. The cable and
wire are valued at $3 million.


April 15, 1977

(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
5:40-Talk About Pictures
(New time)
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:40-Nancy Walker (C)
7:05-The Fugitive
8:00-Qu6 Pasa? (C)
8:05-All in the Family (C)
8:30-M*A*S*H (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
"Hunters of the
Wild" (Adult)
10:35-The Late Show:
"Black Torment"
10:00-Sign-On News
10:05-Cartoon Carnival
12:31-Big Blue Marble
12:57-Wyatt Earp
1:25-Cowboy in Africa (C)
2:17-Drama Special:
Big Henry
(Preempts early
3:09-NBA Basketball:
Philadelphia vs.
Boston (C)
4:52-Pro Bowlers' Tour
6:00-Weekend Report (C)
6:27-Animal World
6:50-With It (C)
7:12-Carol Burnett (C)
8:06-James Brown Special
(Preempts Route 66)
9:00-Weekend Report (C)
"Then There Were
10:37-Creature Feature:
"The Dunwick
Horror" (Adult)
12:49-Christopher Close-Up
1:16-Music and
the Spoken Word

1:46-This Is the Life
2:15-Washington Week in
2:43-NIT Basketball
Houston vs.
St. Bonaventure
4:24-Dinah Shore Winners
Circle Golf
5:58-Issues and Answers:
Guest-James R.
6:23-Information Special:
The Time of Your
Life (C)
6:49-Andy Williams (C)
7:13-Sonny & Cher (C)
8:06-The Rookies (C)
9:00-Weekend Report (C)
"Christmas Tree"
11:03-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)
6:40-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)
9:15-0ne Day at a Time (C)
9:40-Monday Night Sports
Hockey: Boston vs.
11:36-Directions 77
2:45-Sign-On News
2:50-Capt. Kangaroo
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-Qud Pasa? (C)
8:05-Information Special:
"The Big Dog Track
in the Sky"
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
"In the Valley of
the Dead"
10:44-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-Silent Service
7:05-The Defenders
8:00-Qu6 Pasa? (C)
8:05-Tony Orlando &
Dawn (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
"The Enforcer"
10:40-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
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:40-The Jokers Wild
7:15-Good Times (C)
7:30-When Things Were
Rotten (C)
8:00-Qud Pasa? (C)
8:05-Wild Wild West
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
9:15-Hollywood TV Theatre:
"Taming of the
11:05-Perry Mason



in the



A longtime ago sounds of music
from ships docked in Cristobal
Harbor drifted across the water and
into a little room on Colon's Front
Street where a 4-year-old boy lay
on the verge of sleep.
Now, so many years later, George
S. Spalding remembers the seamen's
music and he remembers waking in
the morning with the tunes still
running through his mind. Most of
all he remembers, he could soon
play the music he had heard on his
Sleep scientists today would say

Dr., Mrs. Cheville

Publish New Book on

I TU M OVIES KR.P. Festivals, Dances

Beginning Friday, April 15, 1977
Beginning Friday, April 15, 1977

BALBOA (Air-Conditioned)
Fri., 6:15, 8:10 (Prerelease)-The Blue Bird
(SIT) (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-Hombre (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 10:00 a.m.-The Big Show (G)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 12:30-Viking Queen (G)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:25-Mon., 6:15,
8:25-The Pink Panther Strikes Again
Tues., 6:15, 8:10-(Sneak Preview) (PG)
Wed., 6:15, 8:30-Midnight Cowboy (R)
Thurs., 6:15, 8:05-Spikes Gang (PG)

Fri.-Bandolero (G)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-Diary of a Madman
(SIT) (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 6:15-Fort Massacre (G)
Sat., 8:15-The Flight That Disappeared (G)
Sun.-Sleeping Beauty (G)
Tues.-The World's Greatest Athlete (G)
Wed.-Cinderella (G)

Sun.-The Absent-Minded Professor (G)
Mon.-Sleeping Beauty (G)
Wed.-The World's Greatest Athlete (G)

COCO SOLO (Air-Conditioned)
Fri.-Cinderella (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-Chinese Adventures
in China (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Daniel Boone Frontier
Trader (G)
Sat., 7:30-Diamonds on Wheels (G)
Sun., 2:00, 7:30-Mon., 7:30-The Blue Bird
(SIT) (G)
Tues., 7:30-Man of La Mancha (PG)
Wed., 7:30-Too Late the Hero (SIT) (PG)
Thurs., 7:30-Rollerball (R)

Fri.-Francis of Assisi (G)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-Happy Ending
(SIT) (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Geronimo (G)
Sat.-Embryo (SIT) (PG)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-The Last Escape (G)
Sun.-Mon.-The Fortune (SIT) (PG)
Tues.-In Like Flint (G)

Sun.-Too Late the Hero (SIT) (PG)
Mon.-Gordon's War and The Mephisto
Waltz (SIT) (R)
Tues.-The Blue Bird (SIT) (G)
Wed.-Rollerball (R)
Thurs.--Man of La Mancha (PG)

Fri.-Two Mrs. Carrolls (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Requiem for a
Heavyweight (G)
Sat.-Confidential Agent (G)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-The Swordsman (G)
Sun.-Suddenly Last Summer (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.

"Festivals and Dances of Pan-
ama," a recently published book by
Dr. Richard A. Cheville and his
wife, Lila, has been placed on the
shelves at the Balboa and Coco Solo
retail stores and at the bookstore at
the St. Luke's Cathedral.
In their second book on Panama-
nian folk culture, the Chevilles de-
scribe the national costumes of Pan-
ama for both men and women, ex-
plain the folk dances and trace the
historical development and current
forms of religious and agricultural
festivals of rural Panama.
Numerous photographs in full
color illustrate the traditional dances
and costumes, enhancing the thor-
oughly documented text which dis-
cusses folk life on the Isthmus for
the past 450 years.
Dr. Cheville is School Physician,
Atlantic and Pacific District, and
Dr. Lila R. Cheville is with the
Physical Education Department of
Balboa High School.
Cost of the 187-page book is

Storehouse Inventories
Sections B and K in Balboa and
Section X in Cristobal will be
closed for inventory all day, Mon-
day, April 18, and again for recount
on Monday, May 2.

* � N


5 ".

1 --

George S. Spalding

what he heard as he slept, he
learned and retained. Spalding be-
lieves that while he slept God
taught him to play the ukelele,
guitar, saxophone and clarinet.
Whatever the explanation, by the
time he was 17 he was playing pro-
fessionally with Henry Barlow and
His Aristocrats which many con-
sidered the best band in Panama at
the time.
Still later, after studying theory
and harmony with one of Colon's
best known musicians, Capt. Regi-
nald T. Prescott of the Colon Bom-
beros, Spalding received a musi-
cian's highest accolade when his
fellow musicians proclaimed him
Colon's "most modern jazz tenor sax
Through the years as he worked
as a tailor days and played jazz at
night, he married and raised a large
family. And, of course, taught each
child to play one or more musical
As it did to so many, the Colon
fire of 1940 wiped him out. Every-
thing, including his little tailor
shop, gone, he went to work as an
electrician helper with the Canal
Company. In 1942 he transferred
to the Railroad Division and today,
34 years later, is still driving the
company's railroaders as they go
about their business of getting
passengers and freight back and
forth across the Isthmus.

Only three of Spalding's children
are still on the Isthmus. Robert is
a lieutenant with the Canal Protec-
tion Division; Georgia lives in Pan-
ama City and Gloria in Colon. Four
are serving in the U.S. Armed
Forces: Gladstone and Rudolph in
the Army and Ricardo and Vilma
in the Navy. Clinton, an Army vet-
eran and member of the Army re-
serve, lives in Brooklyn; Joseph lives
in California and Brenda attends
college there; and the youngest,
Daniel, 14, is going to school in
New Jersey.
Spalding's wife, Savina, who he
says has made everything he ever
accomplished possible by her sacri-
fices, is visiting in Brooklyn right
Although he does not play pro-
fessionally these days, Spalding is
sharing his talents by teaching mu-
sic to Atlantic side youngsters. And
much more important than the
money he earns is his collection of
letters from his student's parents.
One recent one thanked Spalding
for "opening a new world of music
to my boy," and another parent said
that his son played in the high
school stage band and was presented
the Louis Armstrong Music Award
for outstanding accomplishments in
the field of jazz through superior
musicianship. It ended "I sincerely
believe you are directly responsible
for my son receiving this award."

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.

Page 2


April 15, 1977


Judith Dalmage Completes Texas Aggies

Half Century of Service T Hold Muster
At Fort Amrarnr

Judith Dalmage made history
March 19 when she became the
first woman employee to complete
50 years of service with the Pan-
ama Canal organization, all with
the Health Bureau.
Born in Gorgas Hospital, the
daughter of Jamaican parents, she
became the first female assistant
physical therapist in a Canal Zone
hospital. Her father worked on a
launch during construction days.
Her mother, who had some nurse's
training in Jamaica and came to the
Isthmus later, was employed at
Gorgas for many years. When she
was compelled to give up her job
because of illness, young Judith
went to work as an attendant in
the Children's Ward. A few months
later, in June 1927, she was trans-
ferred and worked part of the day
in the hydro therapy section and
the remainder of the time in the
During those years, her keen in-
terest in her work, her sunny na-
ture, kindly disposition towards
patients, and her cooperation with
those with whom she worked, did
not go unnoticed. In 1940, she was
given the opportunity to train in
physical therapy and for the next
37 years, Ms. Dalmage soothed the
aches and pains of hundreds of
patients at Gorgas, whose ailments
could be helped by the use of infra-
red treatments, massage, diathermy
(deep heat), hot or cold packs,
whirlpool baths, traction and other
therapeutic treatments. She says
that she thoroughly enjoys her
work, remarking that at times it
can be unnerving. Commiserating
with a patient while administering
a painful treatment, she admits,
requires firmness. "I bawl them out,
fight with them and then love
them," she says.
A resident of Paraiso until a year
ago when she decided to buy her
own home in Panama, Ms. Dal-
mage attended primary school at
Colegio Gil Colunje in Panama
where she learned Spanish. She
studied English with a private
teacher at night and later attended
night classes at La Boca High
School. She studied voice with the
then well-known Madame Zita
Woods, who cultivated her high
soprano voice, and she learned to
play the piano. She also played
basketball and softball and was
active in the Girl Reserves.
Ms. Dalmage recently realized
her life's dream-a trip to Europe
which she thought she deserved

Bank Representative

From Dothan, Ala.,

To Speak in Zone
Mrs. George Crammer, director
of the Women's Division of the
City National Bank in Dothan, Ala.,
will visit the Canal Zone this month
to speak to residents on both sides
of the Isthmus.
She will be at the Elks Lodge in
Balboa at 7:30 p.m., April 18, and
at the Elks Lodge in Brazos Heights
at 7:30 p.m., April 19.
Her topics will include job op-
portunities, housing, recreational
facilities, schools, colleges, taxes,
shopping centers, civic organiza-
tions and other subjects related to
the Dothan area. The public is

Fifty-year employee Judith Dal-
mage, assistant physical therapist,
prepares to help another patient.

after working for 50 years. She
loved every minute of it, especially
when the master of ceremonies in
a London night club singled out
her beautiful voice while the en-
tire tour group was asked to "sing
A busy lodge woman, she is sec-
retary for the Eureka Temple; a

United Odd Fellows since she was
a child; and has represented these
organizations at conventions in the
United States.
Her daughter, Hazel Bailey, lives
and works in New York. Her great-
est joy is her grandson, Allan 0.
Bailey, who is to graduate soon
from the Manhattan School of
Criminal Justice in New York. Allan
is a graduate of Paraiso High School
and was employed in the Supply
Division for 2 years before going to
the United States.
During her many years with the
Health Bureau, she has been the
recipient of numerous awards.
Among these are Outstanding Per-
formance and Special Performance
awards; quality step-increase; and
several years ago, an Employee of
the Month Award, which she says
was "mostly for cheering up the
When asked how it felt to be a
50-year employee she said it just
did not seem that long. "I guess it's
because I like my work and the
people I work with," she said.

Joint Party to Honor
3 Employees Retiring

From Dredging Div.

A joint retirement party-barbecue
will be held at the Canal Zone
Penitentiary bohio April 23 in
honor of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Dunn,
Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Vie Melant, and
Mr. and Mrs. Edward T. Mulroy.
wDress will be casual and festivi-
ties will start at 3 p.m. with a
steak dinner to be served at 4 p.m.
Tickets are $10 each and may
be obtained by calling Jacquie
Fearon, 56-6308; Wally Trout, 56-
6128; Carl Tuttle, 56-6360; Frank
or Carmen Ward, 56-6490; or Bob
O'Connor, 52-7987.
O'Connor, 52-7987.

Former students of Texas A&M
University will meet 7:30 p.m.,
April 21, at the Fort Amador Offi-
cers' Club for the annual Texas
Aggie Muster.
The muster is open to all former
students, their families, parents of
the students, and friends of Texas
A&M, which is in its "Second Cen-
tury of Greatness." During the last
100 years, Texas A&M has grown
from a small land grant college to
one of the leading research and
educational institutions in the
The Aggie Muster dates back to
the mid 1880s and has been held
annually since then. More than 350
musters will be held around the
world this year. During wars, the
Aggies have mustered in foxholes,
aboard ships, in airplanes and in
hospitals. In World War II, a
muster was held on Corregidor,
shortly before the Japanese cap-
tured the island.
Every muster ceremony is the
same. The Aggies pay their respects
to all those who are absent due to
death since the last muster. When
the names of the honored dead are
called, a friend of the deceased
answers "here."
Persons interested in attending
the muster should contact one of
the following for reservations: Dr.
Robert G. Matheney, 52-7721;
Capt. Frank Baldwin, 82-3910;
Capt. R. G. Buentello, 86-2301; or
Joseph L. Salterio, 60-2937.

Quarters Vacancy List
To Be Consolidated
Family and bachelor quarters
vacancies will be advertised on a
consolidated list of all categories of
housing beginning with Quarters
Vacancy Bulletin No. 43 to be
published April 20.
A separate list will be published
for the Northern and Southern dis-

U.S. District Judge Guthrie F. Crowe, left, receives Distinguished Service
Award from Fred D. Carl, Executive Director Armed Services Depart-
ment, National Board of YMCA's. The Distinguished Service Award, the
highest award given by the YMCA, was presented to Judge Crowe for
his more than 20 years of service as a member and chairman of the
Balboa Armed Services YMCA Committee of Management. Judge Crowe
recently was succeeded as committee chairman by Lt. Gen. D. P.
McAuliffe, Commander-in-Chief, USSOUTHCOM. Carl, who is based in
New York, visited the Isthmus for an inspection of the local YMCA units.

Transfer Apr

Form 443 Is
A new Form 443, "Application
for Transfer," has been printed
which contains significant changes
from the present one. The new form
is to be used only in applying for
vacancies advertised in the SPILL-
It does not require signature by
the present supervisor so that em-
ployees may mail their applications
to the Personnel Bureau at Box
2012, Balboa Heights, C.Z., or
deliver them personally to Building
366, Ancon, or Building 1105, Cris-
tobal. If the Personnel Bureau de-
termines that an applicant does not
meet the minimum qualifications for
the position, the form will be re-
turned to the applicant through his
supervisor. This will make super-
visors aware of their employees'
interest in advancement and job

Fire Lt. Francis A. Murphy, left, accepts the badge signifying promotion
to his new rank from Balboa District Commander George O. Flores.
At the time of his promotion, Lieutenant Murphy was named Commander
of the Gamboa Fire Station. He has been a member of the Canal Zone
Fire Division since July 1974.


The form has been printed in
sets of three with snapout carbons
to provide the applicant with an
"acknowledgment" copy which will
be stamped on the date of receipt
by the Personnel Bureau.
Another significant change in-
troduced in the new form is that
when an applicant is selected for
a vacancy, the reporting informa-
tion and other data relating to the
transfer will be furnished directly
by the Administrative Officer of the
Division filling the vacancy to the
Administrative Officer of the losing
Division without being routed
through the Personnel Bureau. This
change will help expedite the prep-
aration of Transfer Orders and will
eliminate the repetition of the same
data, on both the present "Applica-
tion for Transfer" form and on the
Transfer Order.
A supply of the new Forms 443
may be obtained from the Division
of Storehouses for use when the
supply of the present forms is

Pacific Civic Council
Will Meet April 19
The April meeting of the Pacific
Civic Council has been rescheduled
for 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 19,
in the Panama Canal Training
The normally scheduled meeting
on April 13 was canceled because
of home visits of U.S. Congress-
men who were on the Isthmus last

During the week ending
April 10, the Canal Zone Fire
Division responded to a total of
68 alarms, including emergency
Easter Sunday simultaneous
brush fires at Curundu, Albrook
AFS, Cardenas, and Fort Clay-
ton required the response of
three fire companies and an off-
duty crew from the Howard
Crash Station with a tanker
truck. Firefighters fought the
blaze for 6 hours before it was

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A copy of "Ghost Riders" a pamphlet all about bikes is presented to
Canal Zone Police Chief William F. Kessler by Albert J. Joyce, Jr.,
president of the Rotary Club Panama West. The club is sponsoring the
"Ghost Riders" Bicycle Rodeo on Saturday, April 23, at Balboa Stadium
to test riding skills, to instruct young riders in the rules and laws of the
road, and to give cyclists an opportunity to have their bikes inspected.
Open to all amateur riders, there will be trophies for different age groups.
There will be a $1 entry fee for riders and a $1 admission fee for spec-
tators. From left are Joyce, Kessler, Mike Steele and Eddie Acosta. Steele
and Acosta are Police Explorers who will be at the rodeo, from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m., to inspect and register bicycles.

"On Again-Off Again"

Power Problem Explained

Canal Zone and Panama residents
recently have noticed an unusual
number of electric power outages.
The explanation covers a variety
of circumstances ranging from major
equipment failures to dry weather
The Canal Zone and Panama
electric utility systems are inter-
connected to provide for routine
exchanges of energy and for mutual
assistance during emergencies. In
1969, the Canal organization con-
tracted with Panama to purchase
up to 30,000 kilowatts of capacity
a month for a 25-year period. The
contract was utilized until 1972
when it was temporarily suspended
pending completion of the Bayano
hydro project. On January 1, 1977,
full resumption was initiated, and
about one-third of Canal Zone
energy now comes from the IRHE
complex at Las Minas Bay on the
Atlantic side.
Both utilities rely on hydroelec-
tric generation to supply energy,
but this dry season is one of the
worst on record. Gatun station has
not been used since November 20,
1976, and Madden has been on
reduced output since July 1, 1976.
Panama's new Bayano hydro plant
is facing similar conditions. As a
result, generating capacity is sig-
nificantly curtailed.
This means that any time there
is an unexpected failure of any of
the remaining thermal units, a defi-
ciency exists. It is analogous to
driving up a hill in your car and
losing a couple of cylinders-you
just can not make it. To avoid stall-
ing completely, you slow down. In
the power system, customer load is
disconnected to an amount the re-
maining generators can safely carry
until other units can be started.
The Canal Company's main
transformer connection to Panama

recently failed, leaving a 30,000-
kilowatt shortage of capacity. Many
customers were out of power for
up to 15 minutes while other units
were placed in service.
On other occasions, Panama has
had generating unit failures and
transmission line insulator break-
downs that caused temporary out-
ages in both systems.
Twice recently, the entire At-
lantic side of the Canal Zone went
dark for several minutes. While
transmission line crews were making
annual repairs to one of the 44,000-
volt lines crossing the Isthmus, the
second line tripped off due to a
connection failure. In both cases
there was sufficient capacity in the
system but not enough transmission
lines to deliver it. The gas turbine
unit at Mount Hope saved the day.
How do we minimize the im-
pact of outages? Whenever the
combined systems are subjected to
an unexpected overload, automatic
protective relays selectively switch
off circuits. This action protects the
customers from low voltage or low
frequency. It is the practice to wait
a minimum of 2 minutes before
restoring service as a precaution to
provide sufficient time for air-con-
ditioning compressors to start under
normal internal pressure. Such ac-
tion assures continuity of service to
hospitals, water plants, the locks,
and other critical areas. This method
of automatic load shedding is co-
ordinated so that proportionate
amounts of load are reduced in the
Canal Zone and Panama.
On the bright side, the Canal
Zone peak loads continue to lie
much lower than previously. In
May 1973, a peak of 121 mega-
watts was reached while so far this
year the peak has been only 105.5
megawatts. Conservation is working
-thanks to you!

Benefit Softball
(Continued from p. 1)
ama Beer, Police, Ron Abuelo, Ron
Cortez and White Horse.
The Atlantic Softball League en-
trees are: Deportivo Williams, Esso
Marine, Pan Am, Local 900, Nau-
tico and Maestros. Military teams
are from U.S. Navy CONSTA, De-
portivo Jimmy, Quarry Heights,
USAF No. 1, USAF No. 2 and the
USAF "Viejos." Other teams en-
tered are: Grounds Maintenance,
Maintenance Division, Pan Ideal,
Star and Herald, Chase Bank and
Dredging Division.
Trophies will be presented on
Sunday, May 1.

Ellis Fawcett Closes
(Continued from p. 1)
Schools Due Process Committee,
appointed by the Superintendent of
Schools to develop guidelines for
due process procedures in the
Canal Zone schools; and chairman
of the Steering Committee for the
merger of the U.S. and Latin Amer-
ican school systems.
An active participant in civic
affairs of the community, he has
served as president of the Canal
Zone Respiratory Disease Associa-
tion and is currently vice president
of the board of directors. He has
served on the Executive Commit-
tee of the United Way; has par-
ticipated in each training session for
volunteers sponsored by the Amer-
ican Red Cross; and is a member
of the Canal Zone Pardon and
Parole Board.
Among the numerous awards
Fawcett has received are a Supe-
rior Service Award; two Master
Key to the Panama Canal awards;
a United Way award "For dis-
tinguished service to the people of
the Isthmian community" and in
official recognition and commenda-
tion for outstanding contributions
and services to the Latin American
community of the Canal Zone, he
was presented the coveted Panama
Canal Honorary Public Service
Award with Silver Medallion.
A Methodist layman and preacher
for many years, he has served in
various capacities and is a member
of the General Purposes Commit-
tee of the Panama-Costa Rica Dis-
trict of the Methodist Church of
the Caribbean and the Americas.
At the annual conference last year
in Kingston, Fawcett was elected
vice president of the conference,
the highest office a layman can
hold in the Methodist Church.
Mrs. Fawcett, the former Ethlin
Lilybell McIntosh, also has been
a teacher in the Latin American
schools and an active social and
civic worker in the community.
The Faweetts have two children,
Ellis, who is attending the Univer-
sity of Connecticut and working,
and Isabel who is in her freshman
year at Sacred Heart University,
Bridgeport, Conn.
After some traveling related to
his church activities, Mr. and Mrs.
Fawcett will make their retirement
home in Connecticut, where he
plans to continue studying for a
higher degree in education.
The Fawcetts will be honored at
a retirement party to be held 7
p.m., Thursday, April 28, at Fort
Amador Officers' Club. Tickets are
$8 per person and there will be a
pay-as-you-go lar open from 6:30
p.m. For tickets contact: Ana ien-
nctt, 52-3371; Alfredo Cragwell,
43-1834; or Audley Webster, 52-

Education Committee

Being Expanded to 12

The Governor's Advisory Com-
mittee on Education, created in
1974 to advise the Canal Zone
Governor on broad educational
policies, is being expanded to allow
more community participation.
Three additional civilian mem-
bers (two from the Pacific side and
one from the Atlantic side) will be
elected next month to serve on the
committee. Two military members
will be appointed to the committee
by the Commander-in-Chief, U.S.
Southern Command. The five new
members, who will serve for a
1-year term from July 1, 1977 to
June 30, 1978, will help provide
a more representative 12-person
Anyone, with the exception of
employees of the Division of
Schools, 18 years of age or older
who lives in a civilian area of the
Canal Zone or who is a parent of
a Canal Zone school student who
lives in the Republic of Panama, is
eligible to be nominated to fill the

three additional civilian-area com-
mittee seats, Military personnel and
DOD employees will be represented
by the appointed members.
Anyone wishing to be a nominee
should call one of the G.A.C.O.E.
members listed below by April 29.
G.A.C.O.E. members will attend
meetings at 7 p.m., May 2, at the
Balboa High School library and
Margarita Elementary School library
to interview those who have an in-
terest in being a nominee.
Nominees will compete for the
three committee seats in voting to
take place May 26 and 27.
Richard J. Bjorneby, chairman
43-6577 (Home) 43-1092 (Office)
Lt. Col. Anthony Robnett
82-4136 (Home) 87-3662 (Office)
Phillip Henry, 43-1870 (Home)
Kenneth Hannah, 43-3256 (Home)
Col. Charles R. Clark
43-3242 (Home) 43-1904 (Office)
David A. Spier
52-2121 (Home) 52-7796 (Office)
Destin Adams, 82-4149 (Home)


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
tiu _a LO- V_

Accounts Maintenance Clerk, NM-3 $----5,345.60
Carpenter (Marine), MG-9 -..-- ...---- ------ ---.$4.68
Cement Worker, MG-6 (Swimming ability required)
(Knowledge of English)---------- $2.60
Clerk-Typist, NM-41 --------------- ------- 5,990.40
Clerk-Stenographer, NM-41 (Bilingual) - - $5,990.40
Clerk-Typist, NM-31 ------------------ ---- ---- -- -$5,345.60
Clerk-Typist, NM-3/41 . ....---- ----- $5,345.60/$5,990.40
Data Transcriber, NM-3 -. ----- ------- -- $5,345.60
Electrician, MG-10 -------- ------ ---- ------- $6.46
Equipment Mechanic, MG-10 (Knowledge of English) . .- $6.46
Laborer, MG-1 ...-------------------------------.$2.30
Laborer, MG-2 ..-------..$2.31
Laborer, MG-3 ..---- ----- ---- $2.33
Laborer, MG-2 (Swimming ability required) .$2.31
Laborer, MG-3 ..------------------------$2.33
Master, Towboat, FE-15 (Knowledge of English) - .. $9.68
Medical Officer (Psychiatry), NM-13/14 _ $28,142.40/$30,326.40
Nurse/Clinical Nurse, NM-5/7
(Shift work) -____ -$6,697.60/$11,211.20

Palancaman, MG-6 (Swimming ability required)-
Rigging Worker, MG-8 ___--- --.- ----- -
Sales Store Checker, NM-2 (Part-Time, minimum 40,
maximum 60 hours per pay period)
Chief Engineer, Towboat, FE-14 (NTE 1 year)
(Knowledge of English) (License required)----
Nursing Aid, NM-2 (NTE 1 year) (Shift work)---
Ward Attendant, MG-2 (NTE 1 year) (Shift work)
Mobile Equipment Servicer, MG-5 (Knowledge of English)
(Driver's license required) ... __----





Bureau Lo- a-
or ca can-
Division tion vies
Supply A 1
Industrial A 1

Locks P 1
Construction P 1
Maintenance P 1
Locks A 1
Coco Solo Hos. A 1
Financial VP P 1
Electrical P 1
Dredging P 1
Supply A 1
Com. Serv. A 2
Com. Serv. A 1
Engineering P 1
Supply A 1
Port Captain A 1
Gorgas Hos. P 1

Health P-A 1-1
Engineering P 1
Industrial A 1

SuDplv P 2

Gorgas Hos.
Gorgas Hos.

$2.54 Motor Trans. A

*" OBLIGATED POSITION-A permanent Canal Zone Government-Panama Canal Company
employee selected for this position does not jeopardize his present status. His current posi-
tion, subject always to possible regrading or abolishment, is reserved for his return following
completion of his assignment.
Applications must be submitted to the Employment and Placement Branch, Building 366,
Ancon, or Building 1105, Cristobal, on Form 443, APPLICATION FOR TRANSFER, no later than
seven (7) calendar days from the date of this publication. This 7-day deadline is subject
to extension at the request of the Division advertising the vacancy, or as decided by the
Chief, Employment and Placement Branch. Qualification standards may be reviewed at either
of these offices or at the Canal Zone Library. Further information may be obtained from the
Employment and Placement Branch, telephone 52-3583, 52-7867 or 43-1288.

SUpward Mobility Target Positions

Warehouseman, MG-5 . . - - ....... $2.54 Supply P 1
The Upward Mobility Target Positions listed above are permanent and open to eligible
employees interested in training as Learner. To apply, employees must complete an Upward
Mobility Program Application. Division administrative officers have been provided a supply
of this special application form. Pacific side employees completing this application must
ensure that it is received by the Upward Mobility Program Coordinator within seven (7)
calendar days from the date of advertisement. Applications may be delivered or mailed to
the Coordinator in Building 363, Ancon, or P.O. Box 2012, Balboa Heights, respectively.
To ensure that their application is received bya Personnel Bureau official within seven (7)
calendar days from the date of advertisement, Atlantic side employees may deliver the appli-
cation to a Personnel Staffing Specialist or Staffing Assistant in the Cristobal Personnel
Office, Building 1105, Cristobal, or mail it to that office at P.O'. Box 5051, Cristobal.

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