The Panama Canal spillway =

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The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Portion of title:
Parallel title:
Canal de Panamá Spillway
Issues for also have Spanish title:
Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
United States
Place of Publication:
Balboa Hights, C.Z
Panama Canal
Creation Date:
August 5, 1977
Publication Date:
Biweekly[Jan. 6, 1984-1999]
Weekly[ FORMER <June 1966>-Dec. 23, 1983]
Physical Description:
37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.


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


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

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Full Text

'Mr. Coffee" Owners Get Warning

And Advice From Supply Division

"Mr. Coffee" home coffeemakers,
Model MC-1, may cause a shock or
other safety hazard, according to
word received by the Supply Divi-
sion from the manufacturer.
Customers who have purchased
a Model MC-1 (10-cup) coffee-
maker from a Canal Zone retail
store since July 1975 should check
the code number etched into the
upper right side of the rear housing.
If the machine is coded J-75,
G75, H75, 175, K75 or L75, the
owner should call the Housewares
Buyer's Office, 52-7524 or 52-3150,
and leave their name, address, tele-
phone number and code number of
their coffeemaker.
Until disposition or modification
instructions are received, owners of
these coffeemakers should follow
the following instructions:
S. .Do not leave the machine
unattended while in use.
S. .Unplug the machine when
it is not in use.
S. .Turn off the brewing switch
when the brewing cycle is com-
pleted and turn off the warning
switch when the coffee is no longer
being kept warm.
S. .Do not tamper with nor at-
tempt to adjust the machine.
Of the total number of "Mr.

Coffee" machines manufactured,
only a relatively small number may
pose a hazard.

Spillway Story

Brings Results
Claims Branch personnel swamped
with travel vouchers to be pro-
cessed are now true believers in
the power of the press.
In just a few days after the
SPILLWAY published a Claims
Branch request: "Don't call us, we'll
call you," telephone calls decreased
from 80 a day to 20 to 30 day.
There is still room for improve-
ment so along with their thanks for
your cooperation, the Claims Branch
would like to repeat its request that
employees follow the instructions
given by the Transportation Branch
when they went on leave.
Mail travel claims with supporting
documents in the addressed en-
velope provided with leave papers.
Mailing the vouchers instead of
going in person avoids a trip to the
Corozal office and a long wait.
Also, calling the office interrupts
the work of travel claim examiners
and slows down processing of
claims, including yours.

Gift ofthe Panama Canal Museum

More Than 62 Years of Service to World Commerce

The Panama Canal Spillway
Vol. XV, No. 51 Friday, August 5,1977

Deepening Gaillard Cut Could Boost

Canal Transits by 3,600 Ships a Year

Enough water to transit an addi-
tional 3,600 ships a year could be
available to the Panama Canal in
the not too distant future thanks to
the foresight of the men who de-
signed the waterway.
Those men could not have an-
ticipated an Alaska Pipeline and the
need to carry North Slope oil
through the Canal, but they did


. CH
PLD 83,

foresee the day when increased
transits would require greater quan-
tities of lake water.
That day is almost here. And the
Canal organization plans to take ad-
vantage of the original design that
called for a lock floor low enough
to allow Gaillard Cut to be deep-
Each ship transit dumps to sea

7-- \11


Hatch Cover, Pipes, Steer Rudderless Tuna Boat
The Tuna Seiner Enterprise was
fishing in the Gulf of Tehuant3pec
on July 9 when she lost her steering
. . .. Power.
A search for the cause of the
trouble started with the steering
engine which was OK. It ended
with a check of the rudder which
Crewmen who went over the side
into shark-infested waters found
they were at sea on a rudderless
After trying-some enterprising
stopgap actions-putting a net and
55-gallon drums over the side to
act as a sea anchor-that didn't
vork, Chief Engineer Heinz A.
John came up with an idea that
--did work.
- --He had the crew jury-rig a 4-foot
. by 6-foot rudder using a portion
of a hatch cover and two pieces of
, .. . j pipe. Back in the Gulf-again with
sharks for company-crewmen at-
tached one pipe to the flange and
The tuna boat "Enterprise" arrived at Mount Hope Drydock with a brought the other up on deck. Then
jury-rigged rudder put together by crewmembers and left with the real brought the other up on deck. Then
thing built by the pros at the Panama Canal Industrial Division. they lowered outboard booms over
the side-one port and one star-
board-and with cables from the
booms, they used deck winches to
maneuver the boat.
Meanwhile Capt. Gregory Fa-
lante radioed the owners, Del
Monte of Puerto Rico, for help.
Robert E. Ames, the owner's repre-
sentative got in touch with the
Canal organization to ask if they
could build a replacement rudder.
Told that the Industrial Division
could and would do it, he made
arrangements for a rescue tug to
find the Enterprise and tow her to
the Isthmus; then flew here him-
self with plans for the new rudder.
The makeshift rudder worked
well enough to allow Captain Fa-
lante to sail more than 500 miles
in the 8 days before he made con-
tact with the tug that brought the
Enterprise into port in Balboa.
There a Panama Canal tug took
over; towing the Enterprise through
_x - the Canal and into drydock at
Mount Hope where the Industrial
Division-built rudder was installed.

Road Closing
Miraflores Spillway Road will be
closed from midnight to 7 a.m.,
Sunday, August 7, while Panama
Railroad crews lay new rails on the
highway crossing.
The road leads from Gaillard
Highway to the Miraflores power-
plant and Miraflores Locks.
The job was planned to produce
as little inconvenience as possible.
Although work will begin at
10 p.m., Saturday, August 6, the
street will not be closed until after
the midnight shift changes.


52,000,000 gallons of water and
enormous amounts of excess water
spill over Gatun Spillway intothe
sea each year.
The Engineering and Construc-
tion Bureau is developing plans and
conducting tests before deciding
whether to deepen the Cut, and
whether the excavation should be
3 feet or 6 feet. Either way billions
more gallons of water would be
available for shipping.
In addition to saving this other-
wise wasted water, deepening the
cut would improve operating and
safety conditions, thus providing im-
portant benefits to the Canal orga-
nization, its customers and its pilots.
The minimum required clearance
under ships transitting the Cut is
5 feet. A 3-foot excavation would
increase that clearance to 8 feet
while a 6-foot deepening would in-
crease it to 11 feet-either depth
allowing easier ship handling in
Canal waters.
With a clearance of 11 feet
below a transiting ship, an extra
6 feet of water would be available
for lockages, and the same 6 feet of
water would permit the minimum
permissible level of Gatun 'Lake to
be lowered from 83 feet to 77 feet.
Deepening the Cut would also
bring numerous fringe benefits.
There would be an increased draft
for shipping over a longer portion
of the year. Also, the likelihood of
floods would decrease since the lake
would be at a maximum level for
shorter periods of time. Water not
used by shipping could be used to
produce hydroelectric power and
would reduce the Canal's operating
The present level of Canal traffic
does not require more water. But
deepening must be done when traf-
fic is low. Preliminary tests to see

The only English Placement
Exams offered after working hours
at Canal Zone College this semester
have been scheduled for next week.
They will be given on Tuesday and
Thursday, August 9 and 11, at
6:30 p.m.
These exams are a free service,
designed to place prospective stu-
dents in the proper level of Eng-
lish. Two tests are available-one for
persons whose native language is
not English and another for native
English speakers.
There are three levels of pre-
freshman English at the college
and two levels of freshman com-
position. Students of various na-
tionalities take these courses to
enable them to do college work in
other fields or to improve their on-
the-job use of the English language.
A third placement test will be
offered next week, on Thursday at
1:30 p.m. Classes start August 15,
but there will be one more test for
latecomers, on Tuesday, August 16,

at 1:30 p.m. Registration at Canal
Zone College is going on now. For
information call 52-3107.

Library Circulating
New Book on Canal
The Canal Zone Library has
eight copies of "The Path Between
the Seas" in circulation.
A Book-of-the-Month Club selec-
tion, the book has been reviewed
as a "stupendous history of the
building of the Panama Canal"
which author David McCullough
calls "one of the supreme human
achievements of all time, the cul-
mination of a heroic dream of
400 years and of more than 20 years
of phenomenal effort and sacrifice."
Four of the books will be cir-
culated by the main library and
four will be sent to branch libraries
at Cristobal, Paraiso and Rainbow

.I .. (Continued on p. 3)

CZC Schedules After Hours

English Placement Exams Next Week


August 5, 1977

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

2:50-Sign-On News
2:55-Sesame Street
3:50-Big Valley
4:40-General Hospital (C)
5:15-In Search of...
"Atlantis" (C)
(Series begins)
5:40-Ebony Affair
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:40-Firehouse (C)
8:00-Sanford & Son (C)
8:30-M*A*S*H (C)
(Series ends)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
"Gold Watch" (C)
10:50-The Late Show:

10:00-Sign-On News
10:05-Cartoon Carnival (C)
11:00-The Muppets (C)
11:25-Big Blue Marble (C)
11:45-Cop and the Kid (C)
1:00-Soul Train
1:50-The Early Movie:
"Mother Wore
4:15-Pro Soccer:
Chicago vs.
San Jose (C)
5:55-NFL Hi-Lites:
"Los Angeles"
6:20-Wackiest Ship in the
7:10-Shane (C)
8:00-Weekend News
8:10-Young Lawyers
9:00-Mel Tillis
"Seven Faces of
Dr. Lao" (C)
11:05-Creature Feature:
"The Creature's

12:10-Sign-On News
12:15-Sacred Heart (C)
12:30-Christopher Close-Up
12:55-Music and the
Spoken Word
1:25-"Listen" (C)
1:40-Meet the Press
2:05-Directions (C)
2:35-NFL Hi-Lites:
"Baltimore" (C)
3:00-Canadian Open
Golf (C)
4:35-Sports Special:
"Jack Nicklaus and
Friends" (C)
5:20-Sixty Minutes
6:10-The Way It Was (C)
(Series begins)
6:40-What's Happening
7:05--Captain & Tennille (C)
8:00-Weekend News
Headlines (C)
8:10-"The Rookies" (C)
"Home at Seven" (C)
10:30-The Tonight Show (C)
2:50-Sign-On News
-2:55-Sesame Street (C)
3:50-My Three Sons (C)
4:15-Bob Cummings
4:40-General Hospital (C)
5:15-Temperatures Rising (C)
5:40-Truth or
Consequences (C)
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:50-Wally's Workshop
7:15-Jeffersons (C)
7:40-Needles and Pins
8:05-New Perry Mason (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
9:30-All's Fair (Adult)
(Series begins)
9:55-Monday Night Baseball:
St. Louis vs.
Cincinnati (C)

2:40-Sign-On News
2:45-Capt. Kangaroo

3:25-Electric Company
3:50-Lotsa Luck
4:15-Bob Cummings
4:40-General Hospital (C)
5:15-The Price Is Right (C)
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:50-Native American (C)
7:20-Bobby Vinton Show
7:35-Hollywood Squares (C)
8:05-Love Story (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
"The Serpent" (C)
11:25-Merv Griffin (C)
2:50-Sign-On News
2:55-Sesame Street (C)
3:50-The Rifleman
4:15-Bob Cummings
4:40-General Hospital (C)
5:15-Get Smart
5:40-$20,000 Pyramid (C)
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:40-Sandy Duncan (C)
7:10-The Protectors (C) .
7:35-Maude (C)
7:55-Mrs. America
Pageant (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
9:30-Drama Special:
"Desperate Journey"
11:15-Firing Line (C)
2:55-Sign-On News
3:00-My Favorite Martian
3:25-Electric Company
3:50-My Little Margie
4:15-Bob Cummings
4:40-General Hospital (C)
5:15-Body Buddies (C)
5:40-The Governor & J.1.
6:00-Dateline (C)
6:50-Break the Bank (C)
7:10-Good Times (C)
7:35--Tony Randall Show (C)
8:05-The American
Documents (C)
9:00-Focus on Today (C)
9:30-Peter Marshall Show (C)
10:40-Perry Mason

Beginning Friday, August 5, 1977 -

BALBOA (Air-Conditioned)
Fri., 6:05, 8:05-Black Beauty (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-Sugarland Express
(SIT) (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 10:00 a.m.-Scalawag (G)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 12:30-Showdown (PG)
Sat.-Sun., 2:30, 6:15, 8:30-Planet of
the Apes (G)
Mon.-Tues., 6:15, 8:10-Beneath the Planet
of the Apes (SIT) (G)
Wed., 6:15, 8:10-Escape From the Planet
of the Apes (SIT) (G)
Thurs., 6:15, 8:00-Conquest of the Planet
of the Apes (SIT) (PG)
Fri.-Thunderball (G)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-Mr. Majestyk (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 6:15-The Magnificent Seven
Sat., 8:15-Navajo Joe (PG)
Sun.-Gable and Lombard (R)
Tues.-Diamonds Are Forever (PG)
Wed.-Cabaret (SIT) (PG)
Sun.-Diamonds Are Forever (PG)
Mon.-The Heist and Fat City (SIT) (R)
Wed.-Gable and Lombard (R)
COCO SOLO (Air-Conditioned)
Fri.-Tom and Jerry Cartoon Festival (G)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00-Love and Death
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Tarzan and the Jungle
Boy (G)
Sat., 7:30-The Heist and Fat City (SIT) (R)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Rooster Cogburn (PG)
Sun.-Mon., 7:30-The Last Hard Men
(SIT) (R)
Tues.-Wed., 7:30-Bad News Bears (PG)
Thurs., 7:30-Paint Your Wagon (PG)

Fri.-Pink Panther Strikes Again (PG)
Friday Owl Show, 9:30-A Man Called
Sledge (SIT) (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-True Grit (SIT) (G)
Sat.-Burnt Offerings (PG)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-From Russia With Love
Sun.-Mary Poppins (G)
Mon.-How I Won the War (G)
Tues.-Goldfinger (G)

Sun.-Mon.-Bad News Bears (PG)
Tues.-Soul of Nigger Charley and
The Deserter (PG)
Wed.-Thurs.-The Last Hard Men (SIT) (R)

Fri.-Flowing Gold (PG)
Sat. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Voyage to the Bottom
of the Sea (G)
Sat-Cry Wolf (PG)
Sun. Jr. Mat., 2:00-Caprice (G)
Sun.-Prudence and the Pill (R)
"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.

Vacation plans had a special meaning for these young Among the highlights of the 6-week program were
volunteers who spent 6 weeks of their summer vaca- picnics given by the Albrook Officers Wives Club at
tion working with the children in the Summer Recrea- the Albrook Bohios and the Navy NCO Wives Club
tion Program Special Education Class at Diablo .Ele- at Rodman. The Panama Railroad treated the young-
mentary School. The student volunteers, from left: sters to a train ride to Summit where they spent a day
Donna Pallazzola, Natalie Thorsen, Linda Larsen and in the gardens and zoo. Two volunteers not present
Michele Burdge, taught and supervised games and when this photograph was taken were Maria Ram-
arts and crafts in the classrooms, and kept close watch berger and Beverly Butler.
over their young charges during out-of-door activities.

Canal Zone Elementary Schools Open in 3 Weeks

In slightly less than 3 weeks the
Canal Zone Elementary Schools and
the U.S. Secondary Schools will
open for the 1977-78 school term.
-Teachers return to duty on Au-
gust 25 and students report on
August 29. The first day for stu-
dents will be a full schedule of
classes and they should come pre-
pared to spend the normal school-
day. Teachers will devote August 25
and 26 to preparation for the arrival
of the'students.
Students in grade 1 through 6
who were enrolled in Canal Zone
schools last year and those new stu-
dents who registered during the
summer will report to their respec-
tive schools at 8 a.m. on the 29th.
Classes will end at 1:30 p.m.
Kindergarten students who regis-
tered during the spring or summer
will report to their respective
schools on the 29th according to
the session to which they have been
assigned. The first session students
will start at 8 a.m. and finish at
10:30 a.m. The second session stu-
dents start at 11 a.m. and finish
at 1:30 p.m.
All junior and senior high school
students who were enrolled in
Canal Zone schools last year and
those who registered during the
summer will report to their respec-
tive schools at 7:45 a.m. on Mon-
day, August 29. This will be a full
day for the secondary students and
classes will be over at 2:15 p.m.
Students entering the Canal Zone
schools for the first time, and who
have not yet registered, are urged
to do so immediately. School offices
will be open for registration from
8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 to
3:30 in the afternoon, Monday
through Friday. Grades kindergar-
ten through 6 will be operated at
Fort Kobbe, Diablo, Balboa, How-
ard AFB, Los Rios, Curundu, Cam-
boa, Margarita, Coco Solo, and Fort
Gulick. Fort Davis will have kinder-
garten through third grade, and

Fort Clayton 1 through 6. Balboa
High School has grades 10, 11, and
12, while Curundu Junior High
School, 7, 8, and 9. Cristo-
bal Junior-Senior High .School,
7 through 12.
Parents should accompany new
students at the time of registration
and be prepared to present report
cards or other pertinent school rec-
ords. Birth certificates are necessary
-for kindergarten and first grade stu-
dents. Entering kindergarten stu-
dents must have reached their fifth
birthday on or before December 1,
1977, and those entering the first
grade must have reached their sixth
birthday on or before the same date.
New tuition students for all
grades may be admitted on a space
available basis. The Superintendent
of Schools office should be con-
tacted for an appointment to apply
for admission of the new tuition
students. The office is located in the
Civil Affairs Building in Ancon,
telephone 52-3131.
In order to register a student, the
school must be in possession of
a properly completed registration
card, Form 1044. New students
sponsored by the Panama Canal
Company-Government and newly
admitted tuition students will ob-
tain these cards at the school when
they register. Properly validated
registration cards for new students
whose parents are employed by

U.S. Government agencies other
than the Panama Canal Company-
Government must be obtained from
the agency concerned prior to
school registration and admission.

Balboa Theater

Will Be Scene

OF Variety Show

A variety show "Talent Con-
struction '77" will be staged at the
Balboa Theater the night of
August 16.
Under the direction of Sgt. Bob
DePass, the 2-hour show, featuring
members of the military and civ-
ilian communities, will include vo-
calists, pantomime, dancing groups,
belly dancing, roller skating and
many musical selections.
The show will begin promptly at
8 p.m.
Tickets will be on sale at the
Balboa Theater from 9 a.m. until
showtime on August 16.
All tickets will cost $1.50. Chil-
dren under age 6 will be admitted
free of charge when accompanied
by a responsible person.
The general public is invited to
take advantage of this rare oppor-
tunity to see live entertainment on
stage in the Canal Zone. Proceeds
will go to the United Way.


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

August 5, 1977


S3 3 ~~6'

The above sketch shows the lock floor at Pedro Miguel
3 feet lower than the bottom of Gaillard Cut, and the
relationship between the existing permissible low water
level of 83 feet in Gatun Lake and the minimum 5-foot
required clearance under ships transiting the Cut.

Deepening Gaillar
if ships can move safely around the deepening,
dredging equipment in Gaillard Cut deepening will ta
also must be done during the pre- deepening.
sent low-traffic period. The test will Over the years
also provide information on the best sidered many sc
methods to physically accomplish the increased



, e

Rotary West Basketball CI

To Pit Top Panama, C.Z.

Rotary Club Panama West for
the second year is sponsoring the
Basketball Charity Classic which
will feature the finest teams from
Panama and the Canal Zone.
Last year's winners, the Panama
Metro team, will defend its cham-
pionship and field a team dominated
by players from its Olympic basket-
ball team. The Rotary West All-
Star team, last year's runner-ups,
will be vying for first place against
strong competition from teams from
the Army Atlantic and Pacific, the
Marine Corps and Air Force.
The Classic, which is the high-
light of the basketball season, will
be held from August 8 through 17
at the Balboa Gymnasium. Double-
headers are bill for August 8 to 11,
with single header finals scheduled
for the 15th, 16th and 17th.
All games will start at 7 p.m.
Tickets are available from any
member of the Panama West Rotary
Club, the Balboa YMCA, Gamboa
Golf Club and will be on sale at
the door. Prices for the tickets are
$1 for adults and 50 cents for
children under 12.
Proceeds from the Classic will
underwrite, the community service
projects sponsored by the Panama
West Club in the Zone and in Pan-

ama. The club spo
ship at the Panama
and this year will
ships to local colle
Other projects
construction of the
for the Panama Bo
the Office. of Chi
Panama School i
Children, and an

Pest Conti
Did you know th
operators are requ
Canal Zone license
gation services in y
quarters? The aim
program is to insu
ceive effective, safe
you hire a local
cockroaches, spiders
other pests. Ask to
of any sprayman
your door.
The best job will
dishes, utensils, and
removed from dra
shelves, or other ki
room locations before
tect food and uten
and wash any that
posed to insecticide

A 3-foot excavation in the Cut (shaded section) would
lower the Cut to the same depth as the Locks floor
allowing an 8-foot clearance below transiting ships
and a 6-foot deepening (cross-hatched section) would
produce a clearance of 11 feet.

Cut Could Boost
from p. 1)
how long the needed to meet the demands of
:, and the cost of growing ship traffic. The studies
have included additional dams,
experts have con- pumping salt water back into the
emes to provide lake, increasing the height of Gatun
iount of water Dam, "rain making," and deepen-
ing. Consistently, the conclusion has
* been that the most practical and
1assIc economical method of increasing
water quantities would be to
Teams deepen the Cut.
onsors a scholar- Quadrille Club Plans
Nautical School
sponsor scholar- Visitors Night September 2
3ges and univer- The Twin City Quadrille Club is
announcing an Extended Visitors
have included Night, to be held. at the Kelvin's
base area camp Place, 16 Street, Rio Abajo, Pan-
*y Scouts, aid to ama City, on Friday, September 2,
ld Abuse, and, from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Music will be
for Exceptional furnished by Professor Eric Garcia
Annual Bicycle and his Progressive Five of Colon.
All quadrille lovers are invited.

rol People Must Show Licenses
at all insecticide dogs, and children away from
ired to have a sprayed surfaces. If a pet becomes
to provide fumi- ill after your residence has been
our Canal Zone sprayed consult a veterinarian as
of the licensing soon as possible.
re that you re- The majority of the eight com-
treatment when mercial fumigators operating in the
firm to control Canal Zone have maintained a re-
s, fleas, ticks, or putation for satisfactory work over
see the license several years. However, Sanitation
who comes to Division has noted a recent increase
in the number of unlicensed ap-
I be rendered if plicators and a few occurrences of
d foodstuffs are incorrect insecticide mixes in their
awers, cabinets, spray equipment. If you suspect
tchen and bath- that "fumigadora" services at your
re spraying. Pro- quarters have not been performed
sils from spray, in a professional manner, please
have been ex- call 43-1569 in the Atlantic area or
les. Keep cats, 52-3243 in the Pacific area.

AT FEW CONFERENCE-Jean Bailey, Federal Women's Program Co-
ordinator for Defense Mapping Agency Inter American Geodetic Survey
(DMA IAGS) meets Allen Campbell. Chairman of the U.S. Civil Service
Commission at the Federally Employed Women Annual Training Con-
ference in Washington, D.C. Left to right are: Bailey, Mrs. Campbell,
Campbell and Dr. Priscilla Ransohoff, a founder and a past president of
national FEW. Ms. Bailey is the founding president of the Canal Zone
Chapter of FEW.

Three Journalism Courses Offered

At Canal Zone College This Fall

A desire to write and an interest
in what's going on around you are
the only prerequisites for the three
journalism classes being offered at
Canal Zone College this fall. Each
involves reporting actual news and
feature stories for publication.
Journalism I, which concentrates
on straight news reporting, uses the
college weekly newspaper as its lab-
oratory. Students write campus and
off-campus news for the paper and
take turns editing it.
Journalism II, while offering op-
portunities for community news
coverage, concentrates on feature
stories which are published in a spe-
cial page of the Sunday 'Star &
Herald. Students also learn the pro-
duction skills needed to prepare
such a page, including headline
writing and page makeup.
Journalism III is a continuation
of either of these two courses with
emphasis on editing rather than
For the convenience of those who

Gorgas Needs Nurses
Gorgas Hospital has openings for
registered nurses.
Dependents of military personnel
and dependents of Canal employees
who are registered nurses and are
interested in applying for these po-
sitions may call Mrs. Geraldine
Knick, Chief of the Gorgas Hospital
Department of Nursing, for an in-
terview. The telephone numbers
are: 52-7145, 52-7135 and 52-7294.

work, the feature writing and editing
course is offered after work, Mon-
day and Wednesday at 4:40 p.m.
The news writing and editing course
is offered Monday, Wednesday and
Friday at 9:30 a.m.
These and other classes at Canal
Zone College start August 15 and
end December 23. Registration may
be completed now through ' Au-
gust 12. For information call the
college at 52-3107 or the instructor,
Joyce Canel, at 52-5157.

Balboa High Graduate

Gets Award for Paper
Dr. Frank C. Townsend, a 1959
graduate of Balboa High School, is
the corecipient of the 1977 C. A.
Hogentogler Award for a paper
"Effects of Specimen Type on the
Residual Strength of Clays and
Clay Shales" which he coauthored.
Presented at the American So-
ciety of Testing and Materials'
annual meeting in Denver, Colo.,
the award is the society's highest
for papers of outstanding merit.
Dr. Townsend, the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Wesley H. "Red" Townsend,
formerly of Balboa, is a research
civil engineer in the Soil Mechanics
Division, U.S. Army Engineer
Waterways Experiment Station.
He lives in Vicksburg, Miss.,
with his wife, the former Marvel
Davison of Balboa, and their two

Employees Tell of Experiences During New York Blackout

For One It Was Night of Terror

A "night of terror" is Betty Os-
trander's description of the night of
July 14, when the lights went out
in New York City.
A buyer for the Merchandise
Management Branch, Betty had
been invited out to dinner that
evening at a Fifth Avenue res-
taurant and was about to be
served, when the blackout occurred.
A woman screamed and the diners
dashed for the door. In the streets,
car lights provided the only eerie.
illumination in the otherwise total
Betty and her friend walked four
seemingly endless blocks before

Cheerful People Impress Another

pure luck brought them a taxi with
a gentleman cabbie who said
"women first" when a man tried to
get into the cab.
By this time, mobs were in the
streets. People were running in all
directions; there were muggings,
snatching of purses and pure panic.
The cab crawled along until it
reached her hotel at Central Park
West. She paid $10 for the usual
$1.50 fare and pushed her way
through the crowd that had gath-
ered in front of the hotel.
A single candle burned on the

(Continued on p. 4)

Instead of fear, for Aurora
LeBrun the most vivid impression
of the blackout was the awesome-
ness she felt as the big, bursting-
with-activity metropolis suddenly
became a powerless giant.
The Governor's secretary was
visiting New York City to see some
theatrical productions and was at-
tending a revival of "The King
and I" at the Uris Theatre on
Broadway at 51st Street. The the-
atre was plunged into darkness
between acts and, as the inter-
mission was prolonged, the theater-
goers drifted back to their seats,
using flashlights and lighters to find

their way. And they waited. To
ease the anxiety, the band played
and then the actors, including the
stars, Constance Towers and Yul
Brynner, came on stage and sang
several numbers. Later, the theatre
manager came out and announced
that the power failure would prob-
ably last for several hours and in-
vited those who wished to to re-
main in the theatre.
Aurora was three blocks away
from her hotel, the Ramada Inn at
8th Avenue and 48th Street, so she
decided to walk. And walk she did,
all the way up to her room on the
(Continued on p. 4)

Page 3


August 5, 1977

For One It Was
(Continued from p. 3)

lobby desk. The doorman had a
flashlight and led her up the six
flights of stairs to her room. He
opened the only window that could
be opened and closed the door.
Betty was in solitary confinement.
There was no light, no candle, no
air-conditioning, no water, the tele-
phone was dead as it was on an
electric switchboard, and it was the
hottest, most humid night in many
years. She exhausted the fluid in
her cigarette lighter, feeling about
blindly as she got ready for bed,
first turning on the television set
just in case the electric power
should be restored during the night.
To add to her anguish, she was
sure the hotel was afire when in
the middle of the night a fire en-
gine rushed down the street and
stopped in front of the building.
She later learned that the firemen
had come to rescue a man who had
been caught in the elevator for
4 hours. It was a sleepless, miser-
able night. From pure exhaustion,
she dozed off for a few hours.
It was midday when she awoke.
Since she had not eaten for about
24 hours, she was famished. She
decided to go look for some food.
There was no water so she used a
small bottle of grapefruit juice that

was in the room to brush her
teeth, and set out. But she did not
get far. The hallway was so dark
she could not find the stairs. Grop-
ing her way back to her room, she
sat in the chair. She could not re-
member when she had felt so ap-
pallingly helpless. She closed her
eyes and prayed. As she prayed,
the television went on, the tele-
phone rang and the lights came on.
It was mid afternoon before she
got -something to eat at a standup
restaurant in the next block and re-
turned to the hotel. She spent the
next few hours answering telephone
calls from many friends and rela-
This is not the first time Betty
was exposed to the sudden dangers
and inconveniences caused by the
forces of nature. Last January, she
was caught in a terrible blizzard
while on a buying trip to New
York . .. in July, a blackout caused
by lightning, which goes to show
that the glamorous career of a buyer
can be very unglamorous.
On her next trip, Betty will be
a little better prepared for a power
failure. She will make sure that
tucked away in her bag will be a
flashlight, a battery radio, and a
candle, too.

Cheerful People
(Continued from p. 3)
12th floor, the doorman lighting her
way with a flashlight.
She walked down the next morn-
ing with the help of other hotel
guests who had flashlights and were
knocking on doors, offering to light
the way for anyone wanting to go
down the stairs.
The hotel offered coffee and left-
over pie from the night before for
breakfast. Restaurant menus fea-
tured cold cuts, cold soup and
salads. Aurora had a salad and gas-
pacho. Dessert was offered free of
charge with the waiter's remark "to
sweeten your day."
Electricity was restored at about
3 that afternoon. But there was still
no water. It was a hot sticky day.
In the evening, Aurora went back
to the Uris and saw the second half
of "The King and I." While she
was at the theatre, water had been
turned on, and Aurora said she had
the most wonderful shower in her
"It really was quite an experi-
ence," remarked Aurora, adding
that she was very impressed by the
cheerfulness and helpfulness of the
people on the street and wherever
she went. Everyone was sharing
newspapers and transistor radios or
whatever they had. "The crisis
seemed to bring out the best in
people," she said.

Veteran With 46 Years Service Amons July Retirees

The names of 21 Canal em-
ployees have been added to the
July retirement list. Dean of the
group in years of service is Hubert
Matthais James, medical aid (am-
bulance), Coco Solo Hospital, At-
lantic side, who retired with 46
years 3 months and 5 days of
Canal service to his credit. Close
second and third in length of ser-
ice were: Joseph M. Ford, elec-
trician helper, Electrical Division,
Pacific side, who had a Canal career
of 45 years 4 months and 17 days
and Enrique E. Dudley, clerk, In-
dustrial Division, Atlantic side, who
had worked 44 years 10 months
15 days.
The names of the retirees, their
positions, places of employment and
total years of U.S. Government
service follow:

William Barnes, control house operator, Locks
Division, Atlanticeside: 30 years 5 months
28 days.
Sidney Brandford, marine traffic clerk, Transit
Operations Division, Atlantic side: 37 years
25 days.
Isidro Castillo, welder helper, Maintenance
Division, Pacific side: 20 years 6 months
17 days.
Canute S. Cockburn, local freight agent, Ter-
minals Division, Atlantic side: 37 years
6 months 12 days.
Josd M. Del Mar, stevedore, Terminals Divi-
sion, Pacific side: 14 years 9 months
11 days.
Nicomedes Hidalgo, asphalt worker, Main-
tenance Division, Pacific side: 17 years
20 days.
Charles A. Horsham, oiler floating plant, Port
Captain, Cristobal, Atlantic side: 31 years
10 months 20 days.
Marcelino Iglesias, painter, Industrial Divi-
sion, Atlantic side: 35 years 27 days
George Maxwell, tractor operator, Community
Service Division, Atlantic side: 32 years
3 months

Ram6n 0. Molinar, equipment mechanic, In-
dustrial Division, Atlantic side: 17 years
.3 months 16 days.
Serafin Morales, stevedore, Terminals Divi-
sion, Atlantic side: 30 years 7 months
28 days.
Van Neil Morgan, yard locomotive engineer,
train dispatcher, Railroad Division, Atlantic
side: 21 years 2 months 9 days.
lose A. Phillips, painting worker, Industrial
Division, Pacific side: 32 years 6 months
16 days.
Cleveland Roberts, vending and convenience
unit supervisor, Supply Division, Pacific
side: 40 years 9 months 11 days.
Richard L. Sewell, Chief, Engineer-in-Charge,
towboat, Port Captain, Balboa, Pacific side:
11 years 8 months 1 day.
Clark Sinclair, motor launch operator, Port
Captain, Cristobal, Atlantic side: 28 years
5 months 15 days.
Jos6 Del Carmen Waitoto, painting worker
leader, 'Industrial Division, Atlantic side:
36 years 11 months 15 days.
Andrew E. Watson, oiler, Industrial Division,
Atlantic side: 38 years 3 months 5 days.

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Taking time out from their studies of atmospheric NASA research aircraft heavily instrumented
pollution, a group of U.S. Government and university sensing and sampling equipment, conducted
scientists visit Miraflores Locks to find their first look studies near the Equator because this is the 1
at a ship transiting the Panama Canal a sight to of the intertropical convergence zone, a part
photograph and remember.. The scientists, with two active region of strong atmospheric motions.

Sharing the honor of pinning the eagles denoting his promotion to
U.S. Army colonel on Dr. Paul C. Vose (center) are: Acting Gov. Richard
L. Hunt (left) and Mrs. Vose. Dr. Vose is Chief, Department of Surgery,
and Chief, General Surgery Service, Gorgas Hospital.


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
Bureau Lo- Va-
or ca- can-
PERMANENT POSITIONS Base Rate Division tion cies
Accounts Maintenance Clerk (Typing) NM-31 ----- $5,345.60 Port Captain A 1
Blacksmith (Heavy Fires) MG-11i ----- ------- $6.71 Industrial A 1
Chief Engineer, Towboat FE-14 (License required) -_---- $9.17 Dredging P 1
Clerk-Typist NM-31 ------- -----------------$5,345.60 Locks A 1
Clerk-Typist NM-31 --------- ------- ---$5,345.60 Com. Serv. P 1
Clerk-Typist NM-41 --------------------------------$5,990.40 Adm. Serv. P 1
Clinical Nurse NM-7 (Intermittent)
(Shift work required)-- - --------------- $5.39 Gorgas Hos. P . 2
Electrician MG-10 (Knowledge of English)
(Swimming ability required) ------------------------$6.46 Locks A 2
Electrocardiograph Technician NM-3/4 ._---- $5,345.60/$5,990.40 Gorgas Hos. P 1
Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic MG-10
(Knowledge of English) (Driver's license required).---- $6.46 Motor Trans. A-P 2-1
Industrial Washer System Operator MG-5
(Driver's license required) --- ------------- $2.54 Motor Trans. P 1
Laborer MG-3 ----------------------------------------$2.33 Com. Serv. P 1
Machinist MG-10 (Knowledge of English)
(Swimming ability required)------------ --- -- $6.46 Locks A 1
Machinist MG- 10 _------- - ------- - $6.46 Industrial P 1
Marine Traffic Clerk NM-3/4 (Bilingual)--. -$5,345.60/$5,990.40 Tran. Oper. P 1
Medical Officer (General Practice)
NM-11/12/13. (Intermittent) ------- $10.10/$11.91/$13.53 Coco Solo Hos. A 2
Molder MG-10 --- ------------ - ------ $6.46 Industrial A 1
MotolVehicle Operator MG-5
(Driver's license required) (First 40 hours) __---- --- $2.54 Motor Trans. A-P 2-1
Naval Architect (Small Crafts and Boats) NM-5/11
(Marine engineering and shipyard experience
desirable) -- -- ---------- $6,697.60/$16,432.00 Industrial A 1
Nurse/Clinical Nurse NM-5/7
(Shift work required)------ ------$6,697.60/$11,211.20 Health A-P 1-1
Oiler MG-6 ------- ---------- -------------$2.60 Industrial A 1
Painting Worker MG-7--------- --- - -------$2.88 Industrial P 1
Recreation Specialist (Sports) NM-5
(Part-Time NTE 30 hours)-------- --- --- - - $3.22 Rec. Serv. P 1
Clerk-Typist NM-41 (Bilingual) (NTE 1 year)----- $5,990.40 Info. Office P 1
Clerk-Typist NM-41 (NTE 6 months)--- -- --- $5,990.40 Financial VP P 2
Food Service Worker MG-2 (NTE 1 year)
(Shift work required)--________.--------------- $2.31 Gorgas Hos. P 1
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.

^ Upward Mobility Target Position

Clerk-Typist NM-3 ______---- ------------- --- $5,345.60 Locks A 1

The Upward Mobility Target Position listed above is permanent. It is open to eligible
employees interested in training as Clerk-Typist (Stenographer Trainee). Depending on appli-
cants' previous experience, the entry grade level may vary from NM-1 to NM-3. Upon receipt
of applications, a noncompetitive typing examination will be administered to applicants who
have not passed an appropriate exam at the Central Examining Office. A minimum typing
speed of 25 words per minute will be required in order to qualify.
To apply for this positions employees must complete an Upward Mobility Program Applica-
tion, copies of which have been distributed to all division administrative officers. 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 applications are received
With by a Personnel Bureau official within seven (7) calendar days from the date of advertisement,
Atlantic side employees may deliver the applications to a Personnel Staffing Specialist or
their Staffing Assistant in the Cristobal Personnel Office, Building 1105, Cristobal, or mail it to
location that office at P.O. Box 5051, Cristobal.
cularly Further information may be obtained by calling the Upward Mobility Program Coordinator
at 52-7570.

Page 4.


del total de cafeteras de la marca - J. V " '- Y "* . , -/ A.A
"Mr. Coffee" pueden resultar peli- Vol. XV, No. 51 Viernes 5 d

Spillway Prueba Podrian Atenderse 3,600 Barcos

Que es Efectivo Adicionales Excavando el Corte

La cafeteria dom6stica "Mr.
Coffee", Modelo MC-1, puede cau-
sar una sacudida u otro accident,
seg6n aviso del fabricante a la
Division de Abasto.
Los clients que hayan comprado
una cafeteria Modelo MC-1 (10 ta-
zas) en algdn alnac6n de la Zona
del Canal desde julio de 1975, de-
ben verificar el c6digo num6rico
grabado en el lado superior derecho
del aparato.
Si el c6digo es J-75, G-75, H75,
175, K75 o L75, el duerio debe Ila-
mar a la Oficina del Comprador de
Enseres Domesticos 52-7524 6
52-3150, y dear su nombre, direc-
ci6n, n6mero de tel6fono y el c6-
digo num6rico de su cafeteria.
Hasta que se reciban nuevas ins-
trucciones, los duefios de estas cafe-
teras deben seguir las siguientes
. . No deje sin tender la cafe-
tera mientras la est6 usando.
. . . Desconecte el cord6n cuan-
do no la est6 usando.
. . . Apague el interrupter cuan-
do la cafeteria haya completado su
ciclo y apague el interruptor de
advertencia cuando no se este ca-
lentando el caf6.
. . . No trate de reparar la cafe-
tera usted mismo.
Solamente un pequefio n6mero

Existe la posibilidad de que en
el future no muy lejano puedan
transitar el Canal 3,600 barcos adi-
cionales anualmente, gracias a la
previsi6n de los disefiadores de la
via acuAtica.
Aquellos hombres, aunque no
pudieron prever el oleoducto de
Alaska y la necesidad de traer el
petr6leo desde el norte para trans-
portarlo por el Canal, sin embargo


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PRN 83

si anticiparon que un dia la canti-
dad de trAnsitos aumentaria y se
requeririan mayores cantidades de
agua del lago.
Ese dia ya casi ha Ilegado y la
organizaci6n del Canal proyecta
aprovechar el disefio original de las
esclusas que contempl6 un piso lo
suficientemente bajo para permitir
la profundizaci6n del Corte Gail-


El personal del Ramo de Recla-
mos, que esti inundado con docu-
mentos de viaje que deben ser pro-
cesados, estA ahora convencido del
poder de la prensa.
Hace pocos dias el SPILLWAY pu-
blic6 una solicitud del Ramo de
Reclamos: "No nos llame, nosotros
lo llamaremos" y desde entonces
las Ilamadas telef6nicas han dismi-
nuido de 80 a 20 6 30 diaries.
La situaci6n podria mejorar a6in
mas, asi que, ademAs de darles las
gracias por su cooperaci6n, el Ramo
de Reclamos repite su solicitud de
que los empleados sigan las ins-
trucciones que les dio el Ramo de
Transporte cuando se fueron de
Envie su reclamo con los docu-
mentos pertinentes en el sobre que
le entregaron al darle los papeles
de viaje.
Al enviar los documents por co-
rreo en vez de ir personalmente, se
evita un viaje a la oficina de Coro-
zal y una larga espera.


Con Tapa de Escotilla y Tubos Improvisan Tim6n


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El atunero "Enterprise" arrib6 al Dique Seco de Mount Hope con un
tin6n improvisado por los tripulantes y parti6 con un tim6n nuevo
c onstruido por los profesionales de la Divisi6n Industrial del Canal de

El atunero Enterprise perdi6 el
control del tim6n cuando estaba
pescando en el Golfo de Tehuante-
pec el 9 de julio.
Buscando la causa del dafio, se
comenz6 por revisar el motor del
tim6n, que estaba bien. Al final se
descubri6 que el problema era el
mismo tim6n.
Los tripulantes que investigaron
bajo las aguas infestadas de tiburo-
nes descubrieron que habian per-
dido el tim6n.
Despu6s de intentar algunas me-
didas de emergencia-como poner
una red y tambores de 55 galones
al costado del barco para que sir-
viera como ancla-que no dieron
buen resultado, el Ingeniero Jefe,
Heinz A. John, present una idea
que tuvo exito.
Hizo que los tripulantes constru-
yeran un tim6n provisional de
4 pies por 6 pies usando ima por-
ci6n de una cubierta de escotilla y
dos tubos. Por segunda vez los tri-
pulantes se sumergieron en el gol-
fo-con los tiburones a6n presen-
tes-y ataron un tubo a la pestafia
del tim6n y subieron el otro a cu-
bierta. Entonces bajaron los botalo-
nes fuera de borda sobre los cos-
tados-uno a babor y otro a estri-
bor-y con cables de los botalones
y cabrestantes de cubierta, manio-
braron el barco.
Mientras tanto, el CapitAn Greg-
ory Falante pidi6 ayuda por radio
a los propietarios, Del Monte de
Puerto Rico. Robert E. Ames, re-
presentante de los duefios, llam6 a
la organizaci6n del Canal y pre-
gunt6 si ellos podian construir un
tim6n nuevo. Cuando le dijeron que
la Division Industrial podia hacerlo
y lo haria, 61 hizo arreglos para que
un remolcador de salvamento bus-
cara al Enterprise y lo remolcara
hasta el Istmo; mientras tanto, 61
mismo vol6 a PanamA con los pla-
nos para el nuevo tim6n.
El tim6n improvisado le permiti6
al CapitAn Falante navegar mAs de
500 millas por 8 dias antes de en-
contrar el remolcador que los trajo
al puerto de Balboa. Alli un remol-
cador del Canal de Panama remol-
c6 al Enterprise a trav6s del Canal
hasta el dique de carena de Mount
Hope donde se le install el tim6n
que habia construido la Divisi6n

Cierran Camino
El camino que conduce a las Es-
clusas de Miraflores serA cerrado
desde la medianoche hasta las
7 a.m., el domingo 7 de agosto,
para que los obreros del Ferrocarril
de Panama coloquen nuevos rieles
en el cruce de la carretera.
Este camino conecta la Carretera
Gaillard con las esclusas y plant
el6ctrica de Miraflores.
El trabajo fue programado en
horas de la noche a fin de ocasionar
el menor contratiempo possible. Aun-
que la obra comenzarA a las 10,
el camino no sera cerrado hasta que
entire el turn de medianoche.


Con el trAnsito de cada barco se
botan al mar 52,000,000 de galones
de agua.
La Direcci6n de Ingenieria y
Construcci6n estA disefiando los
pianos y levando a cabo pruebas
antes de decidir si el Corte se pro-
fundizara 3 6 6 pies. Sea cual fuere
la profundidad que se decide, ello
proporcionarA miles de millones de
galones dc agua adicionales para
operaciones navieras. Ademas de
economizarse esta agua, que de lo
contrario se desperdiciaria, se me-
jorarian las condiciones de opera-
ci6n y seguridad, proporcionandole
mayores beneficios a la organiza-
ci6n del Canal, sus clients y prac-
Actualmente la luz minima bajo
la quilla de un barco en trAnsito
por el Corte es de 5 pies. Al exca-
varse 3 pies mas dicha. luz se
aumentaria a 8 pies y al excavarse
6 pies se aumentaria a 11 pies, fa-
cilitandose las operaciones navieras
en aguas canaleras con cualquiera
de las dos profundidades.
Una luz de 11 pies bajo la quilla
de un barco en trAnsito daria 6 pies
adicionales de agua para esclusajes
y con los mismos 6 pies de agua se
podria bajar el nivel minimo permi-
sible del Lago Gat6n de 83 a
77 pies.
La profundizaci6n del Cprte tam-
bien proporcionaria otros beneficios.
S-aumentaria el nivel de calado
permisible durante un mayor pe-
riodo; se reduciria el riesgo de
inundaciones ya que el lago estaria
a un nivel mAximo durante perio-
dos mas cortos y el agua que no se
usara' para trAnsitos serviria para
producer energia hidroel6ctrica.
Actualmente, la cantidad dc trA-
fico por el Canal no exige mis
agua; pero los trabajos deben efec-
tuarse cuando el trAfico es menos
intense y en este mismo period
deben llevarse a cabo pruebas para
determinar si es factible el trinsito
seguro por el Corte Gaillard a6n
con la presencia de equipo de
Estas pruebas tambien proporcio-
(Continda en la pdgina 3)

U de la Zona Ofrecera Examenes

De Ingles Para Determinar Nivel

La pr6xima semana, la Universi-
dad de la Zona del Canal ofrecerA
los Anicos ExAmenes de Ingreso para
Determinar el Nivel de los Estu-
diantes de Ingl6s, despu6s de horas
laborables. Se darAn el martes y
jueves, agosto 9 y 11, a las 6:30 p.m.
Estos exAmenes son un servicio
gratis, para colocar a cada estu-
diante en el nivel apropiado de in-
gl6s. Se ofrecerAn dos examenes-
urio para los de habla inglesa y otro
para aquellos cuyo idioma materno
no es el ingl6s.
En la universidad hay ties nive-
les de pre-novatos en ingl6s y dos
niveles para principiantes en com-
posici6n. Los estudiantes de varias
nacionalidades toman estos cursos
para mejorar su rendimiento en
otras materials o para perfeccionar el
ingles que usan a diario en su
Un tercer examen de ingreso en
ingl6s se ofrecerA la pr6xima sema-
na, el jueves, a la 1:30 p.m. Las
classes comienzan el 15 de agosto
pero habra un examen mis el jue-
ves 16 de-agosto a la 1:30 p.m. para

aquellos que no hayan podido to-
marlo antes. Para informaci6n sobre
matriculas sirvase llamar al Oficial
de Educaci6n.

Esta en Circulacion

Libro Sobre el Canal
La Biblioteca de la Zona. del
Canal tiene en circulaci6n ocho
ejemplares de "La Senda Entre los
Este libro, que es una selecci6n
del Club del Libro del Mes, ha
sido aclamado como "una estupen-
da historic de la construcci6n del
Canal de PanamA" al cual el author,
David McCullough, califica de "una
de las supremas hazafias humans
de todos los tiempos, la culmina-
ci6n de un suefio heroic de 400
afios y de mAs de 20 afios de es-
fuerzos y sacrificios fenomenales".
Cuatro ejemplares circularAn en
la biblioteca principal y los otros
cuatro serin enviados a las biblio-
tecas de Crist6bal, Paraiso y Rain-
bow City.

Div. de Abasto Advierte Sobre

Ciertas Cafeteras con Defectos

?? - /,/72

Mds de 62 Aios al Servicio del comnercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de, Panam~a-,.

e Agos'o de .1977



Agosto 5, 1977

Viernes 5 de Agosto de 1977
Domingo y lunes-Bad News Bears (PG) Domingo-Diamonds Are Forever (PG)
Martes-Soul of Nigger Charley y Lunes-The Heist y Fat City (SIT) (R)
The Deserter (PG) Miircoles-Gable and Lombard (R)
Miercoles y jueves-The Last Hard Men
(SIT) (R)
GUIA DE PELICULAS: (G) Audiencia general para personas de todas las edades. (PG) Se sugiere
la Guia de los Padres, pues parte de la pelicula no ser6 apta para ninos. (R) Restringida.
Menores de 17 afios tendran que ir acompaiados de uno de los padres a su guardian legal.
(X) No se admitiri menores de 17 aios. (SIT) Titulos en espaiiol.

11:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
11:30-Salty y la Foca0
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-Programa Infantil
5:00-Tierra de Gigantes
6:00-La Tremenda Corte*
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-La Familia Ingalls*
8:30-Cine de Accidn*
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:15-Resumen Musical
11:00-Ultima Tanda
11:00-De Mujer a Mujer
11:30-Cocina Oster"
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-Flitbol y La Polla
5:00-Cine Sabatino
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Aquellos Tiempos
8:00-Pepper Anderson,
9:00-Archive Confidencial*
10:00-Cine de Oro
10:15 Todo per la Patria
12:0 oSuerte y Alegria
12:30-Boxeo de Ayer y Hoy
'2:00-Club PTL
3:00-Mundo Indimito
4:30-Cine de accion

C E3 ll .C l L *A colors. Sujeto a cambios sin previo aviso.

8:00-La Mujer Bidnica
9:00-Hombre Rico,
Hombre PobreO
11:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
11:30-Mi Oso y Yo
12:00-La Familia Munster
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Tremenda Corte*
1:30-Cine vespertino
3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
3:30-Plaza Sdsamoe
4:00-La Familia Partridge
4:30-Corre Camino
5:00-Viaje al Fondo del Mar
6:00-La Tremenda Corte*
6:30-Tevedis Informa
7:30-Los Robinson Suizos
8:30-Cine favorite*
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
11:00-Ultima Tanda
11:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
S12:00-La Familia Munster
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Tremenda Cortee
1:30-Cine vespertino
3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
3:30-Plaza Sisamo*
4:00-Marine Boy
4:30-Porky Pig
5:00-El Tiinel del Tiempo
6:00-La Tremenda Corte*
6:30-Tevedis Informa
7:30-Los Pallisers

CO ,n yal 4 *A colors. Sujeto a
VIERNES 1:00-Domingo Deportivo *
10:50-Documental 5:30-Super Tanda
10:55-Festival de Cartones 7:00-El Agente Super
11:15-EI Arte de Cocinar" Estrella
11:45-Dos Locos Disponibles 8:00-Kojak *
12:15-Candilejas * 9:00-Hawai 5-0 0
1:00-Informative del Mediodia 10:00-Gran Cine
1:30-Mi Hombre sin Noches LUNES
2:30-Mailana Seri
Otro Dia 10:45-Clases de Frances
3:00-Los que Ayudan a Dios 11:00-Festival de Catones
3:30-Popeye 11:15-El Arte de Cocinar �
4:00-Terrytons 11:45-Dos Locos Disponible,
4:30-Viaje Fantstico 12:15-Variedades del Lunes
5:00-Rintintin 1:00-informativo del Medio
5:30-Los Hnroes de Hogan 1:30-Mi Hombre sin Noche
6:00-Telenoticias RPC 2:30-Maiana Seri
7:00-Pentagrama a Otro Dia
8:00-Barata de Primaveras 3:00--Los que Ayudan a Dio
9:00-Mariana de la Noche 3:30-Popeye
10:00-Cuestidn de Minutes 4:00-Terrytons
10:15-Viernes Deportivo 4:30-Viaje Fantistico
SABADO 5:30-Los Hdrees de Hogan
10:00-Camino de la Verdad 6:00 Telentieias RPC
10:30-Festival de Cartones 7:00-Chesnoticia
10:45-Visidin*7:00-Chespirito 0
0:45-Vis i n0 8:00-Barata de Primavera*
11:15-Las Nuevas Aventuras 8:00-Baatade a Nohe
9:00--Mariana de la Noche
de Guilligan 10:00-Cuesti6n de Minutes
11:45--Ti0 Croc
12:15-Hogar Dulce Hogaro 1:5Ecuentro
12:45-- nformativo MARTES
1:30-Martinez Blanco 10:40-Documental
4:00-Daktari 10:50-Programa Educative
5:00-Perdidos en el Espacio 11:15-El Arte de Cocinar
:00-Telenotcias RPC 11:45-os Locos Disponible
7:00-Erergeneia" 12:15-Antesala
8:00-La Ciudad de 1:00--nformativ del Medi
los Angeles 1:30-Mi Hombre sin Noche
9:00-Centro M6dico 2:30-Manana Seri
10:00-Cine Monumental Otro ia
DOMINGO 3:00-Los que Ayudan a Dio
9:00-Himno Nacional 3:30-Popeye
9:04-Documental 4:00-Terrytons
9:15-La Santa Misa 0 4:30-Viaje Fantistico
10:00-Ciencia para los J6venes 5:00-Rintintin
10:30--Todo por la Patria 0 5:30-Los Hdroes de Hogan
12:00-Silvese Quien Pueda 6:00-Telenoticias RPC
12:30-Topo Gigio 7:00-Paginas de Oro

10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:30-La Gente del Martes
11:00-Ultima Tanda
11:30-Lassie al Rescate
12:00-Loteria y Alegria
12:30-Tras la Noticia
1:00-La Tremenda Corte*
1:30-Cine vespertino
3:00-Cocinemos con Rosita
3:30-Plaza S msamo*
4:00-Bugs Bunny
4:30-Johnny Quest
6:00-La Tremenda Corte0
6:30-Teved6s Informa
7:30-Desea ser Estrella
de Cine
8:00-Trilogia Policiaca"
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:15-Hora 23
11:00-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 Sdsamoo
4:00-Guardianes del Espacio
5:00-Los Invasores
6:00-La Tremenda Corte*
6:30-Tevedis Informa
7:30-Hospital 0
8:30-Lo Mejor del Boxeo
10:00-Ultimas Noticias
10:15-Grupo 21
11:00-Ultima Tanda

cambios sin previo aviso.






8:00-Barata de Primaveras
9:00-Mariana de la Noche.
10:00-Cuestiin de Minutes
10:15-Cine Colosal
10:55-Festival de Cartones
11:15-El Arte de Cocinar 0
12:00-Sorteo de los Mi6rcoles
1:00-Informative del Mediodia
1:30-Mi Hombre sin Noches
2:30-Maiiana Sera
Otro Dia
3:00-Los que Ayudan a Dios
4:30-Viaje Fantastico
5:30-Los Heroes de Hogan
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Un Angel Llamado
8:00-Barata de Primavera*
9:00-Mariana de la Noche
10:00-Cuestiin de Minutes
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 0
1:00-Informative del Mediodia
1:30-Mi Hombre sin Noches
2:30-Maiiana Seri
Otro Dia
3:00-Los que Ayudan a Dios
4:30-Viaje Fantastico
5:30-Los Heroes de Hogan
6:00-Telenoticias RPC
7:00-Super Especial
8:00-Barata de Primavera*
9:00-Mariana de la Noche
10:00-Cuestiin de Minutes
10:15-Cine Colosal

g I ,' T~i c r~; t'

-. - i- - -

Las vacaciones este aiio han tenido un significado espe- libre. En el program de 6 semanas se incluyeron al-
cial para estas j6venes voluntarias que dedicaron 6 se- muerzos campestres ofrecidos por el Club de Esposas
manas de su tiempo libre a trabajar con los niiios de de Oficiales de Albrook en los Bohios de Albrook y
la Clase de Ensefianza Especial del Programa Recrea- las Esposas de Suboficiales de la Armada en Rodman.
tivo de Verano en la Escuela Primaria de Diablo. Las El Ferrocarril del Canal de Panama obsequi6 a los
estudiantes voluntarias, de izquierda a derecha: Donna niiios un paseo en tren hasta Summit donde pasaron
Pallazzola, Natalie Thorsen, Linda Larsen y Michele el dia visitando los jardines y el zool6gico. Las volun-
Burdge, se ,encargaron de la ensefianza y supervision tarias Maria Ramberger y Beverly Buttler no estuvie-
de juegos y classes de artes manuales asi como del ron presents al tomarse esta foto.
cuidado de los niiios durante sus actividades al aire

Escuelas Primarias de la Zona Abren en 3 Semanas

En poco menos de 3 semanas las
Escuelas Primarias y Secundarias de-
la Zona del Canal iniciarin su pe-
riodo lectivo 1977-78. Los maestros
comienzan a trabajar el 25 de agos-
to y los estudiantes deberan presen-
tarse a classes el 29 de agosto. El
primer dia de classes para los estu-
diantes sera con horario regular y
deberan Ilegar preparados para un
dia escolar regular. Los maestros
dedicarin los dias 25 y 26 de agos-
to a prepararse para la llegada de
los estudiantes el lunes 29.
Los estudiantes del 19 al 60 gra-
do matriculados en las Escuelas de
la Zona del Canal el afio pasado y
los estudiantes nuevos que se ma-
tricularon durante las vacaciones,
deberin presentarse a sus respecti-
vas escuelas a las 8 a.m. el dia 29.
Las classes terminan a la 1:30 p.m.
Los alumnos de kindergarten que
se matricularon durante la primave-
ra y el verano se presentarin a sus
escuelas respectivas el dia 29, a la
sesi6n que les haya sido asignada.
La sesi6n matutina comienza a las
8 a.m. y terminal a las 10:30 a.m.
La sesi6n vespertina comienza a las
11 a.m. y terminal a la 1:30 p.m.
Todos los estudiantes de primero
y segundo ciclo que se matricularon
en las escuelas de la Zona del Canal
el afio pasado y durante el verano
deberan presentarse a classes en sus
respectivas escuelas a las 7:45 a.m.
el lunes 29 de agosto, terminando
este dia complete de classes de se-
cundaria a las 12:15 p.m.
Los estudiantes que van a asistir
por primer vez a las escuelas en la
Zona del Canal y que auin no se
han matriculado deberun hacerlo
iniediatamente. Las oficinas escola-
res estarin abiertas para matriculas
de 8 a 11 a.m. y de 1 a 3:30 p.m.,
de lunes a viernes. La matricula
desde kindergarten hasta 69 grado
es en las escuelas de Fuerte Kobbe,
Diablo, Balboa, Howard AFB, Los
Rios, Curundul, Gamboa, Margarita,
Coco Solo y Fuerte Gulick. En
Fuerte Davis habra desde kinder-
garten hasta tercer grado y Fuerte
Clayton de 19 a 69. La Escucla
Secundaria de Balboa tendrA 109,
119 y 129 grades, mientras que el

Primer Ciclo de Curundui tendrA
79, 89 y 99. El Primer y Segundo
Ciclo de Crist6bal tendrAn desde el
79 hasta 129 grades.
Los padres deberAn acompafiar a
los nuevos estudiantes cuando va-
yan a matricularlos y deben pre-
sentar el boletin de calificaciones y
otros informes escolares pertinentes.
Los estudiantes que vayan a co-
menzar kindergarten deberin haber
cumplido 5 afios de edad el 19 de
diciembre de 1977 o antes de esta
fecha y los que vayan a entrar a
primer grado deben haber cumplido
6 afios antes de la misma fecha.
Los estudiantes independientes
nuevos (no patrocinados por agencia
gubernamental) en todos los grades
serin admitidos segin la disponibili-
dad de cupos. Debe hacerse una
cita con el Superintendente de Es-
cuelas para solicitar admisi6n. La
oficina en que se hacen estos arre-
glos esti ubicada en el Edificio de
Asuntos Civiles en Anc6n, tel6fono
Para matricularse, el estudiante
debe Ilenar adecuadamente una tar-
jeta, formulario 1044. Los estudian-
tes nuevos patrocinados por la Com-
pafiia-Gobierno del Canal de Pana-
ma y los estudiantes independientes
nuevos pueden obtener dichas tar-
jetas en la escuela cuando vayan a
matricularse. Las tarjetas de regis-
tro de estudiantes nuevos cuyos pa-
dres sean empleados de agencies
gubernamentales de los Estados

Unidos que no forman' parte de la
empresa del Canal de Panama de-
ben ser validadas antes de que pue-
dan matricularse y ser aceptados en
la escuela.

Anuncia Funcion

De Variedades en

El Teatro Balboa
El espectaculo de variedades
"Construcci6n de Talentos 77" se
presentarA en el Teatro de Balboa
el 16 de agosto por la noche.
En el espectaculo de 2 horas, di-
rigido por el Sgto. Bob DePass se
presentaran civiles y militares de la
comunidad e incluirA cantantes,
pantomima, grupos de baile, "belly
dancing", patinaje sobre ruedas y
muchas selecciones musicales.
La funci6n comenzar. puntual-
mente a las 8 p.m. Los boletos es-
tarin a la venta el 16 de agosto
desde las 9 a.m. en el Teatro de
Balboa y costarAn 1.50.
Los nifios menores de 6 afios en-
trarAn gratis si van acompafiados
por una persona responsible.
Se invita al pfblico en general
para que aproveche esta oportuni-
dad especial de ver una funci6n en
vivo en la Zona del Canal.
Las recaudaciones se destinarin
a la Senda Unida.

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Gobernador de la Zona del Canal Vicegobernador Director de Informaciin
El SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA es una publicaci6n official del Canal
de PanamA editada en Balboa Heights, Z. del C. Se autoriza la repro-
ducci6n ya fuere verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6nica o noticia aqui
aparecida, sin necesidad de solicitud expresa. El material que se desee
publicar en el SPILLWAY deberA estar en la Oficina de Prensa del Canal
de Panama a mas tardar el 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 aereo $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.

Pagina 2

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Agosto 5, 1977



El diagram muestra el piso de la Esclusa de Pedro ci6n de 3 pies en el Corte (secci6n sombreada) lo
Miguel, situado 3 pies mis abajo que el fondo del bajaria a la misma profundidad que el piso de las
Corte Gaillard y la relaci6n entire el actual nivel mi- esclusas, permitiendo un margen de 8 pies debajo de
nimo permisible de 83 pies en el Lago GatAn y el los barcos. Una excavaci6n de 6 pies (secci6n som-
minimo de 5 pies de luz que se require bajo la quilla breada con lines cruzadas) produciria un margen de
de los barcos que transitan por el Corte. Una excava- 11 pies.

Podrlan Atenderse 3,600 Barcos

nan informaci6n con respect a los
mejores m6todos de lograr fisica-
mente los trabajos de profundiza-
ci6n, el plazo para su terminaci6n
y el costo de dichos trabajos.

(Viene de la pdgina 1)
A trav6s de los afios los experts
han estudiado numerosas alternati-
vas para obtener el agua adicional
necesaria para satisfacer las deman-
das del creciente trAfico por el

Canal. Se ha estudiado la posibili-
dad de construir press adicionales,
rebombear agua salada al lago,
aumentar la. altura de la presa de
Gatin, producer precipitaci6n plu-
vial y profundizar el Corte. Inva-
riablemente la conclusion ha sido
que el m6todo mAs practice y eco-
n6mico de aumentar la cantidad de
agua es mediante la profundizaci6n
del Corte.

El Club de Cuadrillas
Proyecta Fiesta Sept. 2
El Club de Cuadrilla de Twin
City anuncia que tendrA una Noche
para Visitantes el viernes 2 de sep-
tiembre en Kelvin's Place, Calle 16,
Rio Abajo, ciudad de PanamA de
9 p.m. a 3 a.m. La miusica estarA a
cargo del Profesor Eric Garcia y sus
Cinco Prrogresistas de Col6n. Se in-
vita a todos los amantes de la cua-
drilla a que asistan a este event.

El Club Rotario Oeste de Pana-
mi, esta patrocinando, por segunda
vez, el ClAsico de Baloncesto de
Beneficencia que esta vez presen-
tara a los mejores equipos de Pana-
mi y la Zona del Canal.
El equipo Panama Metro, gana-
dor del aflo pasado, defender su
campeonato y organizara un equipo
integrado mayormente por jugado-
res de su equipo olimpico de ba-
loncesto. El equipo Rotario Oeste
de Jugadores Estrellas, que qued6
en segundo lugar el afio pasado,
competiri por el primer lugar con-
tra una fuerte oposici6n de equipos
del Ejercito, Atlintico y Pacifico, la
Infanteria de Marina y la Fuerza
El Clasico, que es la atracci6n
principal de la temporada de ba-
loncesto, se celebrarA desde el 8 al
17 de agosto en el Gimnasio de
Balboa. Se efectuarAn juegos do-
bles del 8 al 11 de agosto, y juegos
sencillos en las finales, programadas
para el 15, 16 y 17 de agosto.
Todos los juegos comenzaran a
las 7 p.m. Se puede comprar bole-
tos a los miembros del Club Rota-
rio Oeste de Panama, YMCA de
Balboa, Club de Golf de Gamboa
y tambien en la entrada del gimna-
sio. Los precious de los boletos son
de $1 para adults y 50 centavos
para menores de 12 afios.
Las recaudaciones del Clasico se
emplearan para pagar los proyectos
de beneficencia y servicios a la co-

munidad patrocinados por el Club
Rotario Oeste de PanamA en la
Zona y en Panama. El club patro-
cina una beca para la Escuela Nau-
tica de PanamA y este afio patroci-
narA becas a los colegios y univer-
sidades locales.
Otros proyectos incluyen la cons-
trucci6n del Area de campamento
para los Muchachos Guias de Pa-
nami; ayuda para la Oficina contra
el Abuso de los Nifios y la Escuela
de Nifios Excepcionales de Panama
y un Rodeo de Bicicletas Anual.

dSabia usted que se require que
todos los operarios que manejan in-
secticidas porten una licencia de la
Zona del Canal para poder prestar
los servicios de fumigaci6n en su
casa? El prop6sito de estas licen-
cias es garantizar un tratamiento
efectivo y digno de confianza cuan-
do se contrata una firma local para
controlar las cucarachas, arafias,
pulgas, garrapatas, o cualquier otra
plaga. Cuando lo visit el operario
de alguna fumigadora, pidale que
le muestre la licencia.
Se obtendra un mejor servicio si,
antes de que fumiguen, se quitan
los plates, untensilios y alimentos
que estAn sobre o dentro de gave-
tas, gabinetes, anaqueles, cocina y
bafio. Procure que a la comida y a
los utensilios no les caiga insecti-
cida y lave todo lo que haya estado
expuesto a dicha substancia. No

deje que los gatos, perros y nifios
se acerquen a las superficies que
han sido rociadas. Si un animal do-
m6stico se enferma despu6s que su
residencia ha sido fumigada, con-
suite cuanto antes a un veterinario.
La mayoria de las ocho fumiga-
doras comerciales que operan en la
Zona del Canal han mantenido una
reputaci6n de trabajo satisfactorio
por various afios. Sin embargo, la
Division de Sanidad ha notado un
aumento reciente en el n.imero de
operarios sin licencia y algunos ca-
sos de mezclas incorrectas de in-
secticidas en el equipo de fumiga-
ci6n. Si usted sospecha que la fumi-
gadora no ha prestado los servicios
en su casa en una forma profesio-
nal, llame al 43-1569 en el sector
Atlantico o al 52-3243 en el sector


EN CONGRESO FEMINISTA-Jean Bailey, Coordinadora del Programa
de Mujeres Federales para el Servicio Geodesico Interamericano de la
Agencia CartogrAfica de Defensa (DMA IAGS) saluda a Allen Campbell,
President de la Comisi6n de Servicio Civil de los Estados Unidos en la
Conferencia de Adiestramiento Anual de Mujeres Empleadas Federales en
Washington, D.C. De izquierda a derecha aparecen: Bailey, Sra. Camp-
bell, Campbell, y la Dra. Priscilla Ransohoff, fundadora y expresidenta del
FEW national. La Sra. Bailey fue fundadora del FEW en la Zona.

Ofrecen 3 Cursos de Periodismo

En U de la Zona Este Semestre

El inter6s' en lo que ocurre a su
alrededor y el deseo de redactarlo
son los inicos prerrequisitos nece-
sarios para las tres classes de perio-
dismo que se ofreceran en la Uni-
versidad de la Zona del Canal a
partir del semestre de otofio en-
trante. Cada uno de los cursos en-
sefia redacci6n de noticias reales y
de articulos de prensa.
El Periodismo I, que trata prin-
cipalmente acerca de redacci6n di-
recta de noticias, utiliza el semana-
rio universitario para aplicaci6n
practice. Los estudiantes redactan
noticias universitarias y de otra in-
dole para dicho peri6dico y se
turnan para editarlo.
El Periodismo II, que ofrece la
oportunidad de divulgar noticias de
la comunidad, se concentra en ar-
ticulos de prensa que se publican
en una pagina especial del Star &
Herald (Dominical). Los estudiantes
tambi6n se adiestran en producci6n
periodistica mediante la preparaci6n
de dicha pagina, incluyendo la re-
dacci6n de titulos y diagramaci6n.
El Periodismo III es la continua-
ci6n de cualquiera de estos dos cur-
sos, con 6nfasis en correcci6n de
estilo en vez de la redacci6n.
Para conveniencia de las perso-
nas que trabajan, el curso de redac-

Necesitan Enfermeras
El Hospital Gorgas tiene vacantes
para enfermeras tituladas.
Las interesadas, sean dependien-
tes del personal military o de em-
pleados del Canal, pueden pedir
una entrevista a la Sra. Geraldine
Knick, Jefa del Departamento de
Enfermeria del Hospital Gorgas.
Los tel6fonos son: 52-7145, 52-7135
y 52-7294.

ci6n y correcci6n de articulos de
prensa se ofrece despu6s de horas
laborables los lunes y miercoles a
las 4:40 p.m. El curso de redacci6n
y edici6n de noticias se ofrece los
lunes, mi6rcoles y viernes a las 9:30.
Estos y otros cursos en la Uni-
versidad de'la Zona del Canal co-
mienzan el 15 de agosto y termi-
nan el 23 de diciembre. La matricu-
la ya esta abierta y continuara hasta
el 12 de agosto. Para mAs detalles
puede l1amarse a la Universidad al
52-3107 o a la profesora del curso,
Joyce Canel al 52-5157.

Premian Ponencia de

Graduado de Balboa
El Dr. Frank Townsend, que se
gradu6 en 1959 de la Escuela Se-
cundaria de Balboa ha sido uno de
los ganadores del premio C. A.
Hogentogler, como coautor de un
trabajo intitulado "Efectos de Tipos
de Muestras en Residencia Residual
de Arcillas y Esquistos de Arcilla".
El premio, que fue otorgado en
la reunion annual de la Sociedad
Americana de Experimentaci6n y
Materiales de Denver, Colorado, es
la distinci6n mAs alta que adjudica
dicha sociedad por trabajos sobre-
El Dr. Townsend, hijo de Wesley
H. "Red" Townsend y Sra., ex-
residentes de Balboa, es ingeniero
civil de investigaci6n en la Divisi6n
de Mecanica de Suelos en la Esta-
ci6n Experimental de Vias Acuati-
cas de Ingenieria del Ejercito de los
Estados Unidos.
Reside en Vicksburg, Mississippi,
con su esposa, Marvel Davison de
Townsend, tambien de Balboa y
tienen dos hijos.

Empleadas Relatan Experiencias Durante Apag6n en Nueva York

Para Una Fue Noche de Terror

Otra Not6 Buen Humor de la Gente

Una noche "aterradora'" es el ca-
lificativo que le da Betty Ostrander
a su experiencia el 14 de julio du-
rante el apag6n en la ciudad de
Nueva York.
Betty, que trabaja como compra-'
dora en el Ramo de Administraci6n
de Mercancia, habia sido invitada
a cenar esa noche en un restaurant
de la Quinta Avenida y cuando es-
taban a punto de que les sirvieran
la comida se fueron las luces. Se
oy6 un grito de mujer, y todos los
comensales se precipitaron hacia la
puerta de salida. En las calls s61o
se veian las tenues luces de los
autom6viles en la tiniebla de la
Betty y su amiga caminaron cua-

tro interminables cuadras antes de
que, por pura casualidad, se presen-
tara un taxi cuyo conductor, conio
buen caballero, rehus6 llevar a otro
client para darles "preferencia a
las damas".
Ya para entonces las calls esta-
ban aglomeradas de gente que co-
rria en todas direcciones, hubo asal-
tos, robos de carteras y en general
reinaba el panico. El taxi avanz6
lentamente hasta el hotel en Cen-
tral Park West. Betty pag6 $10 por
una carrera cuya tarifa usual hu-
biera sido de $1.50 y, a empujones,
tuvo que abrirse paso entire la mul-
titud que estaba frente a su hotel.
Una sola vela alumbraba el mos-
(Continda en la pdgina 4)

En lugar de temor, para Aurora
LeBrun lo impresionante del apa-
g6n fue el sobrecogimiento que sin-
ti6 al ver a la explosive metr6poli
convertirse repentinamente en un
impotente gigante.
La secretaria del Gobernador es-
taba en Nueva York con el fin de
ver algunas obras teatrales y se en-
contraba presenciando una nueva
producci6n de "El Rey y Yo" en el
Teatro Uris en Broadway en la
Calle 51. En el entreacto se apa-
garon las luces y al ver que se pro-
longaba el intermedio el p6blico
regres6 a sus puestos alumbrando
el camino con linternas y encende-
dores. Y se sent a esperar. Para
aliviar un poco la espera, la or-

questa comenz6 a tocar y luego los
actors, incluyendo las estrellas
Constance Towers y Yul Brynner
salieron a escena e interpretaron
algunas canciones. Luego se pre-
sent6 el gerente del teatro y anun-
ci6 que el apag6n probablemente
duraria varias horas e invit6 a aque-
Ilos que asi lo desearan a quedarse
en el teatro;
Aurora estaba hospedada a tres
cuadras del teatro, en el Hotel
Ramada Inn en la Avenida 84 y la
Calle 48, asi que decidi6 caminar.
Y vaya si tuvo que caminar . . .
hasta su habitaci6n en el 129 piso
del hotel, con el portero alumbran-
dole el camino con una linterna.
(Continda en la pdgina 4)



Pagina 3

Se Mediran los Mejores Equipos

En el Clasico Rotario de Basket

Fumigadores Deben Mostrar Licencia


Agosto 5, 1977

Para Una Fue
(Viene de la pdgina 3)

trador de recepci6n. El portero, Ile-
vando una linterna, condujo a Betty
hasta su habitaci6n en el septimo
piso y, despues de abrir la Anica
ventana que podia abrirse en el
cuarto sali6, cerrando tras de si la
puerta. Betty se sinti6 como pri-
No habia ni luz, ni velas, ni aire
acondicionado, ni agua; el telefono
estaba muerto pues dependia del
tablero central del hotel y para
colmo, hacia afios que no se regis-
traba una noche tan calurosa y tan
himeda. Se le agot6 la bencina del
encendedor y a tientas tuvo que
prepararse para dormir, no sin antes
dejar conectado el televisor por si
acaso volvia la energia el6ctrica du-
rante la noche.
Y para aumentar su angustia
hasta lleg6 a pensar que el hotel se
encontraba en llamas, pues a media
noche escuch6 la sirena de un carro
bomba que se detuvo frente al edi-
ficio. MAs tarde se enter de que
los bombers habian llegado para
socorrer a un hombre que habia
quedado atrapado en el ascensor
durante 4 horas.
Para ella fue una noche misera-
ble de insomnio durante la cual, de
puro agotamiento, s6lo pudo dormi-
tar durante unas pocas horas.
Cuando abri6 los ojos ya era me-
diodia. Se desfallecia del hambre
pues no habia probado bocado en
24 horas, asi que decidi6 salir a
buscar comida. Como no habia
agua, tuvo que lavarse los dientes

con un poco de jugo de toronja que
encontr6 en una botella en su ha-
bitaci6n. Luego sali6, pero no lleg6
muy lejos. El corredor estaba tan
oscuro que no pudo encontrar las
escaleras y en aquella oscuridad
tuvo que hallar el camino de re-
greso a su cuarto donde se sent
en una silla. Nunca se habia sentido
tan indefensa. Cerr6 los ojos y co-
menz6 a rezar. Y . . . mientras re-
zaba, comenz6 a funcionar el tele-
visor, son6 el tel6fono y se encen-
dieron las luces.
Ya era media tarde cuando final-
mente lleg6 a comer algo en un
"parado" en la cuadra contigua al
hotel. Luego regres6 al hotel y
pas6 las horas siguientes contestan-
do llamadas telef6nicas de muchos
amigos y parientes.
Mas esta no es la primera vez
que Betty se encuentra en esta
clase de aprietos a causa de los
elements naturales.
En enero de este afio tuvo que
v6rselas a gatas durante una terri-
ble ventisca, mientras se encontraba
en un viaje de compras en Nueva
York y luego, en julio, durante un
apag6n a causa de una descarga
el6ctrica. Queda pues demostrado
que la vida del comprador no es
tan encantadora como parece.
Y con estas experiencias, Betty
piensa prepararse mejor la pr6xima
vez que tenga que viajar, asegu-
rAndose de llevar una linterna, un
radio de pilas y tambi6n una vela.

Otra Not6
(Viene de la pdgina 3)
A la mafiana siguiente baj6 con
la ayuda de dtros hu6spedes que
tenian linterna y que iban tocando
las puertas de las habitaciones ofre-
ciendo su ayuda a los que desearan
El hotel les brind6 caf6 y pastel
frio que habia sobrado de la noche
anterior. El menu de los restauran-
tes constaba de carnes frias, sopa
fria y ensalada. Aurora comi6 en-
salada y gazpacho. El postre, ade-
mAs de ser gratis se ofrecia con los
saludos del mesero "para endulzarle
el dia".
La electricidad volvi6 aproxima-
damente a las 3 de la tarde. Pero el
agua aim no regresaba y el dia era
caluroso y hirmedo.
Por la noche, Aurora regres6 al
Uris para ver la segunda parte de
la obra "El Rey y Yo". Mientras se
encontraba en el teatro, regres6 el
agua y al regresar a su hotel,
Aurora pudo darse el baiio "mas
maravilloso de toda su vida".
"Fue una experiencia inolvida-
ble" comenta Aurora, agregando
que le impresion6 much la amabi-
lidad y buen humor de la gente
por la calle y por doquiera que es-
tuvo en esos moments de apuro.
Todos compartian peri6dicos, radios
transistores o lo que tuvieran y la
crisis pareci6 afectar a las personas
de la mejor manera.

46 Aiios de Servicio Cuenta un Reciente Jubilado

Los nombres de 21 empleados
del Canal fueron afiadidos a la lista
de jubilaci6n de julio. El decano
del grupo en afios de servicio es
Hubert Matthais James, auxiliar
m6dico (ambulancias), Hospital
Coco Solo, sector AtlAntico, que se
jubil6 con 46 afios 3 meses 5 dias
de servicio. De segundo y tercero
en antigiiedad le siguen Joseph M.
Ford, ayudante de electricista, Divi-
si6n de Electricidad, sector Pacifico,
con 45 afios 4 meses 17 dias, y
Enrique E. Dudley, oficinista, Di-
visi6n Industrial, sector Atlfntico,
con 44 afios 10 meses 15 dias.
Los nombres de los jubilados, sus
posiciones, lugares de trabajo y
total de afios de servicio con el
Gobierno de los Estados Unidos son
los siguientes:
William Barnes, operario de caseta de con-
trol, Divisidn de Esclusas, sector AtlBn-
tico: 30 alios 5 meses 28 dfas.

Sidney Brandford, oficinista, Trifico Mariti-
mo, Divisi6n de Operaciones de Trinsito,
sector Atlintico: 37 afios 25 dias.
Isidro Castillo, ayudante de soldador, Divi-
si6n de Mantenimiento, sector Pacifico:
20 aios 6 meses 17 dias.
Canute S. Cockburn, agent de carga local,
Division de Terminales, sector Atl6ntico:
37 aios 6 meses 12 dias.
Jos6 M. Del Mar, estibador, Divisidn de Ter-
minales, sector Pacifico: 14 aios 9 meses
11 dias.
Nicomedes Hidalgo, trabajador en asfalto,
Division de Mantenimiento, sector Pacifico:
17 aios, 20 dias.
Charles Horsham, lubricador-planta flotante,
Capitania del Puerto de Crist6bal, sector
Atlintico: 31 ailos 10 meses 20 dias.
Marcelino Iglesias, pintor, Divisi6n Industrial,
sector Atlintico: 35 aios 27 dias.
George Maxwell, operario de tractor, Divi-
si6n de Servicios Comunales, sector Atlin-
tico: 32 aiios 3 meses.
Ram6n 0. Molinar, mecbnico de equipo, Di-
visi6n Industrial, sector Atl6ntico: 17 aios
3 meses 16 dias.

Serafin Morales, estibador, Divisi6n de Ter-
minales, sector Atlintico: 30 alos 7 me-
ses 28 dias.
Van Neil Morgan, maquinista de locomotora,
Patio de Ferrocarril, maquinista, locomo-
tora, via firrea, despachador de trenes,
Division de Ferrocarril, sector Atlbntico:
21 arios 2 meses 9 dias.
Jos6 A. Phillips, trabajador en pintura, Divi-
si6n Industrial, sector Pacifico: 32 aios
6 meses 16 dias.
Cleveland Roberts, supervisor de miquinas ex-
pendedoras, Divisi6n de Abasto, sector Pa-
cifico: 40 alos 9 meses 11 dias.
Richard L. Sewell, Jefe, Ingeniero Encargado,
remolcador, Capitania del Puerto, Balboa,
sector Pacifico: 11 alis 8 meses 1 dia.
Clark Sinclair, operario de lancha a motor,
Capitania del Puerto; Crist6bal, sector
Atlantico: 28 alos 5 meses 15 dfas.
Josd Del Carmen Waitoto, capataz de pintura,
Division Industrial, sector Atlintico: 36
ailos 11 meses 15 dias.
Andrew E. Watson, lubricador, Divisi6n Indus-
trial, sector Atlntico: 38 aRos 3 meses
5 dias.

El Gobernador Interino, Richard L. Hunt (a la izquierda) y la Sra. de
Vose, comparten el honor de imponer al Dr. Paul C. Vose (al centro),
las insignias de Aguilas, que denotan su ascenso a Coronel del Ejdrcito
de los Estados Unidos. El Dr. Vose es Jefe del Departamento de Cirugia
y Jefe del Servicio de Cirugia General del Hospital Gorgas.


Lista de Vacantes y Traslados Para Empleados
Todo solicitante capacitado recibiri consideraci6n para trabajo sin distinci6n de raza,
religion, color, nacionalidad, sexo, edad, partidarismo y afiliaci6n polltica u otro factor no
meritorio. Personas calificadas que tengan impedimentos ffsicos pueden llamar o visitor al
Cooromador del Programa para la Colocaci6n de Personas Impedidas a fin de ser asesoradas
con respect alas vacantes que aparecen a continuaci6n. La oficina del Coordinador esti
situada en el Edificio 363, Anc6n, Zona del Canal, telefono 52-7570. DeberA someterse una
solicitud por separado para cada uno de los empleos que aparecen en la lista. Los sala-
rios indicados seran aumentados a los ciudadanos de los EE. UU. por medio del diferencial
apropiado ademis del factor de impuesto cuando deba aplicarse. El slmbolo 1 indica que es
necesario un examen escrito. El simbolo � indica que as una posici6n de seguridad donde
ouede emplearse solamente a ciudadanos estadounidenses.

Arquitecto Naval (Barcos y Botes Pequefios)
NM-5/11 (Preferible tener experiencia en ingenieria
nautica y astilleros) ---- ---- ____$6,697.60/$16,432.00
Electricista MG-10 (Conocimiento de ingles)
(Se require saber nadar) _---- - ---------_ $6.46
Enfermera/Enfermera Clinica NM-5/7
(Trabajo de turno)_------_ ----__ $6,697.60/$11,211.20
Enfermera Clinica NM-7 (Intermitente) (Trabajo de turno)-..- $5.39
Especialista en Actividades Recreativas-Deportes NM-5
(Tiempo.parcial que no exceda 30 horas) --- ------ $3.22
Herrero (Fraguas Pesadas) MG-11 ----- -_--- $6.71
Lubricador MG-6 ---__-__-----------------------$2.60
Mecinico de Equipo M6vil Pesado MG-10
(Conocimiento de inglis) (Se require licencia para conducir) $6.46
Mecanico Tornero MG-10 ___________ ___ $6.46
Mecanico Tornero MG-10 (Conocimiento de ingles)
(Se require saber nadar)_ _____------------------- $6.46
Medico-Medicina General NM-11/12/13
(Intermitente) --- ------------$10.10/$11.91/$13.53
Moldeador MG-10 ---- --- ----_ _ __-----------$6.46
Obrero MG-3 _-_____ _____- _ _______ $2.33
Oficinista Encargado(a) de Cuentas Corrientes NM-31___ $5,345.60
Oficinista-Mecandgrafo(a) NM-31 - ------ -------$5,345.60
Oficinista-Mecandgrafo(a) NM-31 _--- _--- _--$5,345.60
Oficinista-Mecandgrafo(a) NM-41 ---------------$5,990.40
Oficinista, Trifico Maritimo NM-3/4 (Bilingie)-_$5,345.60/$5,990.40
Operario de Vehiculos a Motor MG-5
(Primeras 40 horas) (Se require licencia para conducir) -- $2.54
Operario de Sistema de Lavado Industrial MG-5
(Se require tener licencia para conducir)-------- $2.54
Primer Maquinista-Remolcador FE-14
(Se-requiere licencia para conducir)_-------- _ --------$9.17
Tecnico(a) en Electrocardiografia NM-3/4 ---- $5,345.60/$5,990.40
Trahajador de Pintura MG-7 --- _---------- -- $2.88
Oficinista-Mecan6grafo(a) NM-41 (Bilingiie)
(Que no exceda 1 aio)------------ --- $5,990.40
Mozo de Oficio-Servicio de Comidas MG-2
(Que no exceda 1 aio) (Trabajo de turno)-----------$2.31
Oficinista-Mecandgrafo(a) NM-41 (Que no exceda 6 meses)_ $5,990.40

Direccidn Va-
o Si- can-
Diviidn tio tes

Industrial A- 1


A 2

Salubridad A-P 1-1
Gorgas Hos. P 2

0. Serv. Rec. P 1
Industrial A 1
Industrial A, 1

Tran. Motor. A-P 2-1
Industrial P 1

Esclusas A 1

Has. Coco Solo A 2
Industrial A 1
Serv. Com. P 1
Puertos A 1
Esclusas A 1
Serv. Corn. P 1
Serv. Admin. P 1
Trhnsito - P 1

Tran. Motor. A-P 2-1

Tran. Motor. P 1

Dragado P 1
Hos. Gorgas P 1
Industrial P 1

0. Informaci6n P 1

Hos. Gorgas P 1
0. VP Finanzas P 2


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Un grupo de cientificos de las universidades y del
Gobierno de Estados Unidos usaron parte del tiempo
que estan dedicando al studio de la contaminaci6n
atmosfdrica para visitar las Esclusas de Miraflores y
quedaron encantados al ver el transito de los barcos
por el Canal de Panama. Estos cientificos, con dos
aviones de investigaci6n de la NASA (Administraci6n

Ii3---i^Tr^. 3 \u--l S

Nacional de Aeronautica y del Espacio) equipados con
gran cantidad de instruments sensors y para la recs-
lecci6n de muestras, hicieron los studios cerca de la
Linea Ecuatorial ya que alli esta ubicada la zona de
convergencia intertropical que tiene fuertes movimien-
tos atmosf6ricos.

Las solicitudes deberan presentarse al Ramo de Empleo y Colocaci6n de Personal, Edificio
366, Anc6n, o en el Edificio 1105, Cristobal, usando el Formulario 443, SOLICITUD PARA
TRASLADO, en un plazo no mayor de site (7) dias calendarios de la fecha de esta publica-
ci6n. Este plazo de 7 dias esta sujeto a pr6rroga segin petici6n de la Divisi6n que esti
anunciando la vacant, o segin decision del Jefe del Ramo de Empleo y Colocaci6n de Per-
sonal. Los requisites pueden ser revisados en cualquiera de estas dos oficinas o en la
Biblioteca de la Zona del Canal. Pueden obtenerse mayores informed en el Ramo de
Colocaciones, tel6fonos 52-3583, 52-7867 6 43-1288.

Posiciones Designadas para Movilidad

'Oficinista-Mecan6grafo(a) NM-3 _-- __----- _ $5,345.60 Esclusas A 1
La posici6n designada para el Programa de Movilidad Ascendente que aparece arriba es
permanent y disponible para los empleados que est6n interesados en adiestrarse como
Oficinista Mecandgrafo(a) (Esten6grafo en Adiestramiento). Segin la previa experiencia del
solicitante, el grade inicial de la posiridn puede variar de NM-1 a NM-3. Al recibir las
solicitudes, se administraro un examen de mecanografia no competitive a los candidates
que no 1o hayan pasado previamente en la Oficina Central de Examenes. Se require una
velocidad minima de 25 palabras por minute para ser considerado apto para la posici6n.
Para aspirar a estas posiciones los empleados deberhn Ilenar una Solicitud para el Programa
de Movilidad Ascendente. Se han distribuido copias de dichos formularios de solicitudes
especiales a todos los funcionarios administrativos de las divisions. Los empleados del
Sector Pacifico que hayan Ilenado esta solicitud deberin cerciorarse que la misma sea reci-
bida por el Coordinador del Programa de Movilidad Ascendente dentro de un plazo de
siete (7) dias calendarios a partir de la fecha en que se anunci6 la misma. Las solicitudes
se podran entregar personalmente en el edificio 363, Anc6n, o enviar por correo al Coordi-
nador al Apartado 2012, Balboa Heights. Para asegurarse de que su solicitud es recibida
por un funcionario de la Direccidn de Personal dentro de los site (7) dlas calendarios a
partir de la fecha de su publicaci6n, los empleados del sector Atlintico podrin entregar
dicha solicited a un Especialista en Tecnicas de Personal, o a un Ayudante en Tccnicas
de Personal en las Oficinas de Personal de Crist6bal, edificio 1105, Crist6bal, o enviarla por
correo a dicha oficina al Apartado 5051, Crist6bal.
Se podra obtener mayor informaci6n Ilamando al Coordinador del Programa de Movilidad
Ascendente al telifono 52-7570.

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