The Panama Canal spillway =

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The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Portion of title:
Parallel title:
Canal de Panamá Spillway
Issues for also have Spanish title:
Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
United States
Place of Publication:
Balboa Hights, C.Z
Panama Canal
Creation Date:
February 6, 1981
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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The Panama Canal Spillway

Vol. XIX, No. 23

Friday, February 6, 1981

..Dental care rates change

Local military authorities have
announced that a change in dental
billing policy became effective Feb-
ruary 2 for DENTAC facilities in the
Canal area, which includes the
Ancon and Coco Solo dental clinics.
SAll charges for which patients are
Responsible are to be paid before
treatment is provided.

Rates for sponsored employees of
the Panama Canal Commission and
their dependents (Rate Group A)
will be $32 per visit for all dental
care. Other Commission-sponsored
individuals in Rate Group A will pay
$32 for essential dental care only and
$38 for non-essential dental care.

Commission-sponsored individ-
uals in Rate Group B will be charged
$18 for each visit for essential dental
care and $38 for elective or non-
essential dental care; Commission-
sponsored individuals in Rate Group
C will be billed $10 per visit for
essential dental care and $38 for
each visit for non-essential dental
care; and Commission-sponsored
individuals in Rate Group H will be
charged $3.50 per visit for essential
dental treatment and $38 for each
visit for non-essential dental care.
Essential dental care is treatment
to alleviate pain or to restore normal

Medical refund due some

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Photo by T. G. Kaye Richey
A new marker designates that the bridge spanning the Canal has been officially named the Bridge of
the Americas. The bridge was formerly named the Thatcher Ferry Bridge in honor of Maurice H.
Thatcher, a long-time Isthmian resident and U.S Congressman.

Dry season weather beats the doldrums

If you sometimes think you're in
the doldrums, you're probably right.
In fact, you have a lot of company
since during most of the year
Panama's weather is dominated by
the doldrums.
Doldrums is another name for the
equatorial low-pressure trough, or
the Intertropical Convergence Zone
(ITCZ). All these expressions refer
to a narrow atmospheric zone near
the equator where the northeast
trade winds of the Northern Hemi-
sphere and the southeast trade winds
of the Southern Hemisphere con-
verge. This zone is characterized by
light winds and abundant moisture,
and its movement determines what
we call the dry season and the rainy
season in Panama.
As the Earth revolves around the
sun, the ITCZ moves north or south
across the Equator, depending upon
the sun's position over the Earth.
When the ITCZ is directly over
Panama or slightly to the north,
beginning in April, we have rain
storms. By December, when the
Earth has revolved around to the
other side of the sun, this low-
pressure, rain-producing zone moves
south, and the northeast trade winds
begin to blow strongly. This is the
start of the dry season.

Based upon such parameters as
sea breezes, trade winds, rainfall,
wind direction and sea temperature,
Meteorological and Hydrographic
Branch personnel can estimate the
arrival time of the dry or rainy
Even with these signs, weather can
be fickle and the seasons can arrive
weeks or even months off of
schedule. The earliest dry season on
record in Panama began in mid-
November 1926, but in 1956, the dry
season did not arrive until the first of
February. A record for the driest
September ever recorded in Panama
was set in 1980. The Meteorological
and Hydrographic Branch compiles
these statistics by comparing the
monthly water inflows to Gatun
The average yearly rainfall on the
Pacific side of the Isthmus is 71.82
inches and on the Atlantic side, 123
inches. To get an idea of how much
water is actually falling on Panama,
inches of rain can be translated into
gallons and pounds of water. An
inch of rain falling evenly on one
acre of ground is equivalent to about
27,154 gallons of water weighing
over 113 tons.
Panama's dry season does not
seem quite so dry or its rainy season

quite so wet if one compares
Panama with other locations such as.
Death Valley,' California, which
averages less than two inches of
rainfall per year, or the Pacific coast
of Colombia, which can receive over
400 inches of rain annually.

Credit Union

building sold

As part of the planned liquida-
tion, the Canal Zone Credit Union
building in Balboa has been sold to
the Caja de Ahorros. The credit
union will continue operating
through the end of the liquidation
period, March 31, 1982, in offices on
the second floor of the building.

Commission-sponsored individ-
uals who have health insurance
other than the Panama Canal Area
Benefit Plan (Mutual of Omaha), or
those who are uninsured, may be
eligible for a sponsorship refund
from either the Panama Canal
Commission or the local military
medical command for outpatient
medical and dental services received
activities. ' .
For claims against the Commis-
sion, a refund would be in order for
any amount in excess of $26 per
outpatient or dental visit during the
time period April 17, 1980, through
December 31, 1980, and for any
amount in excess of $32 starting
January 1, 1981, and until further
notice. An exception to this rule
would be that for medical outpatient
visits made after January 10, 1981,
claims should be submitted to the
local military authorities.
Claims must be supported by
proper documentation indicating
the number of outpatient or dental
visits and the amounts paid by the
claimant. Any amounts reimbursed

by an insurance carrier should also
be indicated.
Refunds will be payable only if the
individual has not been reimbursed
by his or her insurance carrier for
these amounts. In the case of dental
sponsorship for sponsorees'other
than Commission employees and
their dependents, the refunds are
applicable to essential.dentistry
Claims against the Commission
should be submitted to:
Panama Canal Commission
Claims Branch
APO Miami 34011
In the case of claims for medical
outpatient services after January 10,
1981 , in which claimants are entitled
to. any amount paid in excess of $32
per visit, the refunds will be made by
MEDDAC and not the Panama
Canal Commission. The office to
contact is:
Medical Services Accounts
Section "O" (Third Floor)
Gorgas Army Hospital
Tel. 52-7162

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3- 4 Department of Defense
7- 8 General Services Bureau
10-11 Engineering and Construction Bureau
17-18 Marine Bureau
21-22 Engineering and Construction-Bureau
24-25 Marine Bureau
31-April 1 Administration

Photo by Arthur Pollack
Gaillard Cut below them, Italian film director Alex Ponti, left, and American author David
McCullough consider the area on Contractor's Hill as a possible filming location for a television
miniseries that the two are collaborating on. The series will be based on McCullough's history of the
Panama Canal, "Path Between the Seas," but the story will continue up to the present and include
the negotiations of the new treaties. Filming will begin next year and will take place in the United
States, France and Panama.

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Long lead off ... quick throw... close call, in opening game action of the Panama Canal Commission Open Baseball League.

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Darien jungle lecture
Learn about the famous Darien
jungle and the El Dorado campsite
there at a lecture to be given at
Valent Recreation Center at 7 p.m.
on Wednesday, February 18. The
talk will be accompanied by slides.
Admission is free.

Rock concert
Valent Recreation Center is spon-
soring an outdoor rock concert
featuring several terrific rock bands
at 3 p.m., on February 21. At the
same time frisbee-throwing and kite-
flying contests will be held. Every-
one is welcome to come and
participate, or just sit on the lawn in
front of Valent and be entertained
by live rock music.

MEDDAC wives
The MEDDAC wives will hold
their next monthly meeting on
Tuesday, February 10 at 9:30 a.m. at
the Quarry Heights Officers' Club.
Coffee, punch and snacks will be
served on the patio. The meeting will
have a Valentine's Day theme and
there will be door prizes and fun for
all. The cost is $2 per person and all
MEDDAC wives are urged to

Theatre Guild
The next Theatre Guild produc-
tion, "Dark of the ,Moon," a drama
with music, is now completely cast
and well into rehearsals, Directed by
veteran actor and director Rick
Johnston, the play is based on the
haunting ballad of "Barbara Allen,"
and is set in an isolated mountain
community in the South. The cast of
28 characters comprises actors and
actresses of all ages from the Canal
community and Panama. Scheduled
to have a gala opening on Friday,
February 27, the play will run
through March 14, with Mondays
and Tuesdays dark. Tickets cost $3
for adults and $1.50 for students.
For reservations, call 52-6786.

/ City tour
S Valent Recreation Center is spon-
soring a tour of the business and
residential areas of Panama City,
including a stop at the ruins of Old
Panama to watch the Panamanian
folkloric dances. The tour includes
lunch at one of Panama City's
restaurants. Participants must pay
for their own lunches. The tour costs
$2 and the bus leaves Valent at 9
a.m. on Saturday,.February 21.

Overeaters Anonymous
Overeaters Anonymous, an or-
ganization for compulsive eaters
who want help, holds weekly
meetings every Thursday evening at
7:30 in Room B, Valent Recreation
Center, Fort Clayton.
There are no dues, no fees, no
weigh-ins. All that is necessary for
membership is a genuine desire to
overcome bad eating habits.
Advance reservations are not
required to attend the meetings.
Further information can be ob-
tained by calling 87-3445 or 87-3137.

Triple A
Election of officers was recently
held by the Panama and Canal Area
Automobile Club. Joseph Maravi-
Ila, was chosen as president; Paul
Rozmeski, first vice president; Lau-
rencio Ja6n, second vice president;
and Jo Ann Bonk, secretary-
New executive committee mem-
bers are Thomas Owens, William
Homa, Audrey Bowman, Frank
Turman, Lawrence Barca, Kenneth
Manthorne, Edwin Mcllvaine, Jean
Burns, Daniel Hirschl, E. E. Miz-
rachi and K. W. Cooper.
For information about the AAA
club call the office at 52-2006
between II a.m. and 2 p.m. on
Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

Wood Rose Festival
A Wood Rose Festival will be
held at Morgan's Gardens on
Saturday, February 21, from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. On display will be table
arrangements, corsages, Christmas
wreaths, bridal arrangements, and
bouquets featuring the beautiful
wood roses. Brochures about the
history of the wood rose will be
available and everyone is welcome
to bring their cameras for picture
taking. There will also be a White
Elephant sale with proceeds going to
the Bella Vista Children's Home.
Plan to spend an interesting day
enjoying the beauty of Morgan's
Gardens while learning about the
unusual wood rose. Refreshments
will be on sale.

Tole painting
A six-week tole-painting course
begins at Valent Recreation Center
on Wednesday, February 11. The
course costs $20 and meets from 6 to
8 p.m. at the center. To register and
for more information, call 87-5526.
Cutito Larrinaga
Tonight is the last engagement of
Cutito Larrinaga at the Circle
Theatre in Panama City. The well-
known singer of ballads and roman-
tic songs will perform at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $5 each and may be
purchased at the theatre. For more
information, call 61-5375.
Dance of a Hundred Lights
Even if you cannot attend the
festival, "Dance of a Hundred
Lights," sponsored by the Soropti-
mists of Panama, you can buy a
ticket and help support their cause.
Scheduled to take place at the
Holiday Inn on the evening of
February 13, the festival is aimed
specifically at raising funds for the
children's home, Hogar Malambo,
and the San Vicente Soup Kitchen,
programs the Soroptimists have
helped maintain for many years.
The event includes dinner, danc-
ing and prizes donated by leading
Panama City businesses. For tickets,
call 23-8125, 64-1949 or 64-1781.


Visiting Team
Army ........
Army ........
Panama Canal
Panama Canal
Army ........
Army ........
Panama Canal
Metro ........
Panama Canal
Metro ........
Panama Canal
Metro ........
Army ........
Metro ........
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Metro ........

Outdoor art show
An outdoor tat show will be
sponsored by the National League
of American Pen Women, Panama
Canal Branch, tomorrow from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. at Albrook Mall.
Handmade artistic creations will be
exhibited and available for pur-
chase. Donations from participants
will be accepted for the Pen Women
Art Scholarship fund. Exhibitors
should come early and bring their
own tables for displaying their art.
For more information, call Connie
Laakso at 52-6872.

Home Team
vs. Panama Canal
is. Metro........
's. Panama Canal
's. Army ........
vs. Army ........
's. Metro........
's. M etro........
's. Metro........
's. Panama Canal
's. Army ........
's. Army ........
's. Army ........
's; Panama Canal
's. Panama Canal
vs. Army ........
's. Metro........
's. Army ........

7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m., Clayton

7:00 p.m. Balboa
7:00 p.m. Balboa
1:00 p.m. Claytoa
3:30 p.m. Clayton
2:30 p.m. Clayton
7:00 p.m. Balboa
7:00 p.m. Balboa
7:00 p.m. Balboa
7:00 p.m. Balboa
1:00 p.m. Clayton

Famous performers
Famous Panamanian performers
Anita Villalaz and Miguel Mo.reno
will do choral speaking accom-
panied by the Polyphonic Chorus
and the Chorus of Live Music at 5
p.m. and again at 8 p.m. on
Thursday, February 12 on the stage
at the Municipal Park, the old Golf
Club, in the San Francisco section of
Panama City. This is part of the free
series of outdoor, dry-season per-
formances at the park sponsored by
Panama's National Institute of

Photo by Arthur Pollack
Who would believe that these innocent-looking young women are actually witches in disguise? Or at
least they pretend to be so in the upcoming Theatre Guild production "Dark of the Moon." Smiling
enchantingly, are, from left: Yvonne Smith, Linda Collins, Leonie Critides, Lynn Henderson and Lisa
Meli. Peering bewitchingly from under the desk is Gina Martinez.

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February 6, 1981 THE PANAMA CANAL SPILLWAY Page 3

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"L jNHOME The feeling of joy and relief experienced by citizens of
the United States upon learning of the release of the 52
I HOSAC[ American hostages held in Iran was one that was shared
by freedom-loving people all over the world.
SP - j Here on the Isthmus the reaction to the news that the
- ' - ------- - ' ' 444-day ordeal had ended peacefully sparked spon-
taneous celebration, some private and some public, that
cut across community boundaries.
Churches and chapels held thanksgiving services;
school children and grandmothers alike sported yellow
. . ribbons, a symbol of steadfastness and faith in the
.--- ultimate return of loved ones.
- U.S. Ambassador to Panama Ambler H. Moss Jr.
S- -" - _ .. appeared on local television and eloquently expressed his
own deeply-felt gratitude for the resolution of this
national crisis, thanking the government and citizens of
Panama for their help and support.
For members of the U.S. foreign service in Panama,
the event had added significance in that several of the
hostages and their families are personal friends of
-- embassy staff members. Public Affairs Officer Bob
\ - 'k Powers explained the special relationships that develop
among foreign service officers, saying that their limited
numbers and vagabond existence tend to make them a
closely knit group in which many deep friendships are
formed, helping to fill the void created by the separation
j from family and country.
ST f Powers knows both the Kennedy family and Al
SGolacinski, having served with them in other parts of the
. \ world. Over the last 14 months he has watched the
S.... newscasts concerning the hostages with great interest,
hoping for a glimpse or some word of his two friends.
Powers' reaction to the news of their release expresses the
I/ .. , emotion of all of us who have followed the reports and
S., counted the days of the hostages' captivity: "I felt as
fa._ ~ though some of our family were coming home."

The feeling of happiness over the hostages' safe
homecoming is written on the faces, as well as
on the yellow ribbons, of Steven Joyce and
Sarah Forbes, at top, fourth graders in Arlene
Larke's classroom at Balboa Elementary School.
Above, the halls of learning at the Panama
Canal College library were decked with the
Stars and Stripes and yellow ribbon by the yard
in celebration of the happy event. At right,
Marie McCoy of Balboa Heights expressed her "
joy by preparing a Day of Thanksgiving dinner,
complete with turkey and all the trimmings, for
her family and friends.U

Photos by
T. G. Kaye Richey
Kevin Jenkins


In-Service Employee Transfer-

Vacancy Bulletin

Panama area
Accounting Technician (Typing).
LN-4' (Shift work required) ......... $7,196.80
Automotive Worker, LM-8 ................ $3.81
Boilermaker, RM-10** ................... $8.01
Cement Worker, LM-6
(Swimming ability required) ........... $3.36
Clerk-Stenographer, LN-41
(Knowledge of Spanish) ............. $7,196.80
Clerk-Typist, LN-3 ............. . .$6.718.40
Clerk-Typist, LN-3'
(Part-Time NTE 30 hours) ........ $6,718.40
Computer Clerk (Typing),
LN-3/41 .................. $6,718.40/7,196.80
Electrician, RM-10** ..................... $8.01
Electrician Helper, LM-5
(Swimming ability required) ........... $3.20
Engineering Technician,
LN-5/7 ............... $7,779.20/$9,339.20
General Engineer, LN-I1 (Projects)
(Swimming ability required) ........ $14,955.20
Laborer, LM-2 .......................... $2.93
Machinist Helper, LM-5
(Swimming ability required) ........... $3.20
Messenger (Motor Vehicle Operator), LN-2
(Driver's license required) ........... $6,344.00
Motor Launch Operator, LM-7
(Driver's and Motor Launch licenses and
swimming ability required) .............. $3.56
Painting Worker, LM-7
(Swimming ability required) ............. $3.56
Secretary (Stenography), LN-41 ........ $7,196.80
Welder Helper, LM -5
(Swimming ability required) ............. $3.20

Carpenter, LM-9
(NTE 9-30-81) ......................... $4.11
Carpentry Worker, LM-7
(NTE 9-30-81) ........................ $3.56
Cement Finisher, LM-8
(NTE 9-30-81) .........................$3.81
Laborer, LM-3
(NTE 9-30-81) ........................ $2.99
Maintenance Worker, LM-7
(NTE 9-30-81) ........................$3.56
Mason, LM-10 (NTE 9-30-81) ........... $4.48
Mobile Equipment Servicer, LM-6
(NTE 9-30-81) ....... ................. $3.36
Painter, LM-9 (NTE 9-30-81) ............ $4.11
Painter Helper, LM-5
(NTE 9-30-81) ......................... $3.20
Painting Worker, LM -7
(NTE 9-30-81) .......................... $3.56
Plasterer, LM-9 (NTE 9-30-81) ............ $4.11
Plumber Helper, LM-5
(NTE 9-30-81) .......................... $3.20
Sheet Metal Mechanic, LM-10
(NTE 9-30-84) ........... ............$4.48
Sheet Metal Mechanic Helper, LM-5
(NTE 9-30-81) ........................$3.20
Structural Iron Worker, LM-8
(NTE 9-30-81) ......................... $3.81
Welder, LM-10 (NTE 9-30-81) ............. $4.48
Welder Helper, LM-5
(NTE 9-30-81) ......................... $3.20

Bureau Lo-
or ra-
Divisiton lion

Canal Sup. P
Industrial A
Industrial A

Locks A

Locks P
Lib./Mus. P

Storehouse P

Locks P
Industrial A

Locks A/P

Industrial A

Locks P
Com. Svcs. P

Locks P

Storehouse P


Canal Sup.















How to Apply: 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) 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 the Library-Museum. Further information may be obtained from the
Employment and Placement Branch, telephone 52-3583, 52-7996 or 43-7219.
Status Applicants: Applications from status applicants will be considered only if there
are no applicants on the Reemployment Priority List.
Handicapped Applicants: Qualified handicapped individuals may call or visit the
Coordinator for the Employment of the Handicapped Program for counseling with regard to
any ofthe above-listed vacancies. The Coordinator's office is located in Building 366, Ancon,
telephone 52-7867.
Repromotion Consideration: Employees downgraded as a result of RIF will be given
automatic priority consideration for repromotion to any of the permanent vacancies listed
above for which they qualify. As a double check, however, employees who believe they are
entitled to such priority consideration should apply for vacancies in which they are interested
and indicate on the application form that they were demoted in RIF. Consideration of
candidates for repromotion will precede efforts to fill the position by competitive procedures.
Equal Employment Opportunity: All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for appointments without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, partisan
political affiliation, handicapping condition or any other non-merit factor. A separate
application must be submitted for each job listed.

*The base salaries listed above are the entry salaries for employees hired locally for the first
time after October 7, 1979. These salaries, except those identified as critical skill, will be
adjusted to either the Canal Area Wage Base, or the U.S. Wage Base, depending on the
eligibility of the applicant selected. A tropical differential will be added to the applicable wage
bases of eligible U.S. citizens. A recruitment/retention incentive will be added to the
applicable base salaries of employees recruited from outside the Republic of Panama.
**Critical skill position (for which a need for off-Isthmus recruitment exists).
'Written test required.

Panama Canal


Administrator, Panama Canal Commission Deputy Administrator
Information Officer Editor
The SPILLWAY is an official Panama Canal publication. Articles may be reprinted without
further permission by crediting the PANAMA CANAL SPILLWAY as the source. News items
should arrive in the Press Office by noon. Thursday, the week prior to publication. Only
urgent, official material will be accepted after the deadline. Yearly subscriptions: regular mail
$6; regular mail students $4; airmail $19. Send check or money order payable to the Panama
Canal Commission, to the Panama Canal Information Office, APO Miami 34011.

Photo by Arthur Pollack
S Planning an evening of musical entertainment that will delight local audiences, Sam Anchor and
Sarah Knapp rehearse some of the more popular Broadway tunes.

1 Talented musicians perform Broadway hits

Sarah Knapp and Samuel Anchor
will present an evening of Broadway
musical hits at the Panama Canal
College Auditorium at 8:15 p.m. on
Thursday, February 12.
Canal area audiences will remem-
ber Knapp for her excellent por-
trayals in United Way musicals of
Ado Annie in "Oklahoma!," Do-
rothy in "The Wizard of Oz" and
Tzeitel, the older daughter, in
"Fiddler on the Roof." Her local
credits also include the lead roles of
Annie Sullivan in "The Miracle
Worker," and Sylvia Barrett in "Up

the Down Staircase."
After graduating from Balboa
High School in 1976, Knapp at-
tended the American Academy of
Dramatic Arts in New York City.
She has since performed profes-
sionally in off-Broadway showcases
and in summer stock at the Merry-
Go-Round Theatre in Auburn, New
York, where she had the role of
Jenny in "Shenandoah" and sup-
porting roles in "No, No Nannette,"
"Finian's Rainbow," "Gypsy," and
"Kiss Me Kate." Most recently she
portrayed Mona Kent in the mu-

Dog-eat-dog frisbee competition planned

Sports enthusiasts who think they
have seen it all, haven't seen
anything yet! The Panama Canal
Kennel Chapter is sponsoring a
canine frisbee-catching contest at 7
p.m. on February 16 at the Pacific
Softball Field.

Anyone who has a frisbee-

catching dog and

is interested in

competing should call 52-2383, 52-
2424 or 84-5848 before February 14.
This unusual event will be open to
the public and, in lieu of admission,
a hat will be passed around with all
proceeds being given to the United
Way. Everyone is invited to come
out and watch one sporting event
which has definitely gone to the

sical, "Dames at Sea," in Tampa,

Well-known classical pianist and
composer Samuel Anchor began his
musical career with a recital of his
own compositions when he was only
17 years Liverpool, England.
Since then he has performed in
concerts and recitals all over Europe
and locally is the soloist for the
Mozart Piano Concerti with the
Philharmonia Chamber Orchestra
which he founded. Locally, Anchor
has also performed solos and duets
in numerous piano recitals and has
accompanied a wide variety of
United Way musical productions.

The Thursday evening perfor-
mance will include songs from
Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess," a
medley of songs from "My Fair
Lady," works by Leonard Bernstein,
and other selections. The perfor-
mance is sponsored by Phi Theta
Kappa. Tickets cost $1 and can be
purchased at the door.

Revised train schedule
Southbound Colon to Panama
Monday through Friday Saturday --- Sunday
1 3 5 7 9 11 13 41 21 23 25 27
Stations A.M. A.M. A.M. A.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. A.M. A.M. P.M. P.M.
Colon (Leave)...... 4:50 6:55 9:40 11:50 3:35 5:25 10:00 ..... 6:40 10:45 4:00 9:00
Mount Hope....... 4:54 6:59 9:44 11:54 3:39 5:28 10:04 8:00 6:44 10:49 4:04 9:04
Gatun ............. 5:03 7:08 9:53 12:03 3:48 5:39 10:13 ..... 6:53 10:58 4:13 9:13
Frijoles ............ 5:25 7:32 10:16 12:27 4:11 6:02 10:37 8:31 7:17 11:22 4:37 9:37
Gamboa ........... 5:41 7:49 10:31 12:44 4:27 6:17 10:53 ..... 7:32 11:37 4:52 9:52
Pedro Migucl ...... 5:59 8:07 10:49 1:02 4:44 6:35 11:11 ..... 7:49 11:54 5:09 10:09
Coro/al............ 6:07 8:15 10:57 1:10 4:55 6:45 11:19 ..... 7:56 12:01 5:16 10:16
Diablo ............ 6:10 8:18 11:00 1:13 4:58 6:50 11:22 9:17 7:59 12:04 5:19 10:19
Balboa Heights..... 6:14 8:21 11:03 1:16 5:01 6:52 11:25 ..... 8:02 12:07 5:22 10:22
Panama (Arrive).... 6:17 8:25 11:07 1:20 5:05 6:55 11:28 ..... 8:05 12:10 5:25 10:25
A.M. A.M. A.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. A.M. A.M. P.M. P.M.
1 3 5 7 9 II 13 41 21 23 25 27

Northbound Panama to Colon
Monday through Friday Saturday --- Sunday
2 4 6 8 10 12 14 42 22 24 26 28
Stations A.M. A.M. A.M. A.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. P.M. P.M.
Panama (Leave) .... 5:00 6:45 9:50 11:40 3:20 5:35 9:50 ..... 8:30 12:35 5:50 10:50
Balboa Heights.... 5:03 6:48 9:53 11:43 3:23 5:38 9:53 ..... 8:33 12:38 5:53 10:53
Diablo ............ 5:06 6:51 9:56 11:46 3:26 5:41 9:56 8:15 8:36 1-2:41 5:56 10:56
Corozal............. 5:09 6:54 9:59 11:49 3:29 5:44 9:59 ..... 8:39 12:44 5:59 10:59
Pedro Miguel ...... 5:17 7:02 10:07 11:57 3:37 5:52 10:07 ..... 8:47 12:52 6:07 11:07
Gamboa .......... 5:36 7:21 10:26 12:16 3:56 6:12 10:25 ..... 9:05 1:10 6:25 11:25
Frijoles ............ 5:51 7:35 10:41 12:30 4:12 6:27 10:39 9:00 9:17 1:22 6:37 11:37
Gatun ............. 6:16 8:01 11:06 12:56 4:37 6:49 11:06 ..... 9:42 1:47 7:02 12:02
Mount Hope ....... 6:25 8:10 11:15 1:05 4:46 6:58 11:15 9:31 9:51 1:56 7:11 12:11
Colon (Arrive)...... 6:29 8:14 11:19 1:09 4:50 7:01 11:19 ..... 9:55 2:00 7:15 12:15
A.M. A.M. A.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. P.M. A.M.
2 4 6 8 10 12 14 42 22 24 26 28

Effective January 19, 1981


February 6, 1981

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Mas de 66 Aios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Vol. XIX, NO 23

Viernes 6 de Febrero de 1981

IUpr ... Cambian tarifas dentales.

Las autoridades militares locales
han anunciado que el 2 de febrero
entr6 en vigor un cambio a la
political de facturar las cuentas por
atenci6n dental en las instalaciones
DENTAC en el area del Canal, las
cuales incluyen las clinics dentales
de Anc6n y Coco Solo. Todas las
cuentas de los pacientes tendrAn que
ser canceladas antes de poderles
brindar el tratamiento necesario.
Las tarifas para los empleados
patrocinados de la Comisi6n del
Canal de Panama y sus dependientes
(Tarifa Grupo A) seran de $32 por
visit para toda atenci6n dental. Las
otras personas patrocinadas por la
Comisi6n en la Tarifa Grupo A
pagaran $32 por atenci6n dental
esencial solo y $38 por atenci6n

dental no esencial.
Las personas patrocinadas por la
Comisi6n en la Tarifa Grupo B
deberan pagar $18 por cada visit
por atenci6n dental esencial y $38
por atenci6n dental elective o no
esencial; los individuos patrocina-
dos por la Comisi6n en la Tarifa
Grupo C pagaran $10 por visit por
atenci6n dental esencial y $38 por
cada visit para atenci6n dental no
esencial: y las personas patrocinadas
por la Comisi6n en la Tarifa Grupo
H pagaran $3.50 por visit para
tratamiento dental esencial y $38
por cada visit para atenci6n dental
no esencial.
La atenci6n dental esencial es el
tratamiento para aliviar dolor o
restaurar la masticaci6n normal.

Reembolso por gastos medicos

Foto por T. G. Kaye Richey
Una nueva placa ha sido colocada designando alpuente que pasa sobre el Canalcomo Puente de las
Americas. Originalmente el puente fue bautizado Puente Ferry Thatcher en honor a Maurice H.
Thatcher, ex Congresista y quien residi6 por muchos aoios en el Istmo.

Brisas alejan calmas ecuatoriales

Si a veces used piensa que esta en
la zona de calmas ecuatoriales, es
probable que est6 en lo cierto. En
efecto, durante la mayor parte del
afio la condici6n atmosf6rica de
PanamA es dominada por las calmas
Calmas ecuatoriales es otro nom-
bre para la linea de baja presi6n
ecuatorial o la Zona de Convergen-
cia Intertropical (ITCZ). Todas
estas expresiones se refieren a una
estrecha zona atmosf6rica cerca del
Ecuador donde convergen los vien-
tos alisios del nordeste, provenientes
del Hemisferio Norte y los vientos
alisios del sudeste, provenientes del
Hemisferio Sur. Esta zona se
caracteriza por vientos ligeros y
abundante humedad, y su movi-
miento determine lo que se conoce
en Panama como la estaci6n seca y
la estaci6n lluviosa.
Al girar la tierra alrededor del sol,
la ITCZ se mueve hacia el norte o
hacia el sur a trav6s del ecuador,
dependiendo de la posici6n del sol
sobre la tierra. Cuando la ITCZ estA
directamente encima de Panama o
ligeramente hacia el norte, a partir
de abril tenemos tormentas lluvio-
sas. Al Ilegar diciembre, cuando la
tierra haya girado al otro lado del
sol, esta zona de depresi6n produc-
tora de lluvia se mueve hacia el sur y
los vientos alisios del nordeste
empiezan a soplar fuertemente. Se
produce entonces el inicio de la
estaci6n seca.

Basado en tales parametros como
brisas de mar, vientos alisios,
precipitaci6n; direcci6n del viento y
temperature del mar, el personal del
Ramo de Meteorologiae Hidrologia
puede calcular la llegada de las
estaciones seca y lluviosa.
Ain con estos signos, la condici6n
atmosf6rica puede ser inconstante y
las estaciones pueden legar semanas
o hasta meses fuera de lo programa-
do. La estaci6n seca mas anticipada
que se haya registrado en Panama se
inici6 a mediados de noviembre en
1926, pero en 1956 la estaci6n seca
no lleg6 hasta el primero de febrero.
En 1980 el mes de septiembre
estableci6 una marca como el mes
mis seco registrado en Panama. El
Ramo de Meteorologiae Hidrologia
recopila estas estadisticas haciendo
una comparaci6n de la precipitaci6n
mensual del agua en el Lago Gatfn.
La precipitaci6n annual promedio
en el sector Pacifico del Istmo es de
71.82 pulgadas y en el sector
AtlAntico es de 123 pulgadas. Para
tener una idea de la cantidad de agua
que cae en Panama, las pulgadas de
lluvia pueden ser convertidas en
galones y libras de agua. Una
pulgada de lluvia que cae igualmente
en una hectarea de suelo es equiva-
lente a aproximadamente 27,154
galones de agua con un peso de mas
de 113 toneladas.
La estaci6n seca de Panama no
parece ser tan seca o su estaci6n

lluviosa precipitar tanta lluvia, si se
compare a Panama con otros
lugares del mundo como el Valle de
la Muerte en Califormia, que tiene
un promedio de menos de dos
pulgadas de precipitaci6n por afio, o
la costa Pacifica de Colombia que ha
registrado mas de 400 pulgadas de
precipitaci6n pluvial al afio.


vende local
Como parte de la liquidaci6n
programada, el edificio de la Coope-
rativa de Cr6dito de la Zona del
Canal en Balboa ha sido vendido a la
Caja de Ahorros. La cooperative
continuard funcionando hasta el
final del period de liquidaci6n, 31
de marzo de 1982, en las oficinas
situadas en el segundo piso del

Las personas con seguros de salud
patrocinados por. la Comisi6n y
distintos al Plan de Beneficios de
Salud del Area del Canal de PanamA
(Mutual de Omaha), o aquellas
personas no aseguradas, pueden ser
elegibles para reembolso proporcio-
nado ya sea por la Comisi6n del
Canal de Panama o por el comando
m6dico military por los servicios de
consult externa y dentales propor-
cionados por MEDDAC y DENITAC.
En el caso de reclamos contra la
Comisi6n, se reconocera el reembol-
so por sumas mayores de $26 por
consult m6dica o dental durante el
period transcurrido entire el 17 de
abril de 1980 y-el 31 de diciembre de
1980, y por cualquier suma que
exceda los $32 a partir del 1� de
enero de 1981 y hasta nuevo aviso.
Se except6a de esta norma las visits
de consult externa hechas despu6s
del 10 de enero de 1981, en cuyo caso
los reclamos deben ser dirigidos alas
autoridades militares locales.
Los reclamos deben incluir la
documentaci6n pertinente indican-
do el numero de visits dentales o de
consult externa y la suma pagada
por la persona. Tambi6n se deberi
indicar cualquier suma reembolsada
al tenedor del seguro.

Los reembolsos s6lo se pagarin
cuando se trate de personas que no
hayan recibido reembolso del seguro
por la suma indicada. En el case de
cobertura dental para beneficiaries
que no sean empleados de la
Comisi6n o sus dependientes, solo se
reconoceran reembolsos por servi-
cios dentales esenciales.
Los reclamos contra la Comisi6n
deberan dirigirse a:

Comisi6n del Canal de
Ramo de Reclamos
APO Miami 34011
Cuando se trate de reclamos por
servicios de consult external recibi-
dos despu6s del 10 de enero de 1981,
cuyos reclamantes tengan derecho al
reembolso de sumas pagadas sobre
los $32 por consult, correspondera
a MEDDAC y no a la Comisi6n del
Canal de Panama pagar el reembol-
so. En este caso las personas deberan
comunicarse con la siguiente ofi-

Oficina de Cuentas por
Servicios M6dicos
Secci6n "O" (Tercer Piso)
Hospital Gorgas del Ej6rcito
Tel: 52-7162.

3- 4 Departamento de Defensa
7- 8 Direcci6n de Servicios Comunales
10-11 Direcci6n de Ingenieria y Construcci6n
17-18 Direcci6n de Marina
21-22 Direcci6n de Ingenieria y Construcci6n
24-25 Direcci6n de Marina
31-Abril 1 Administraci6n

Foto por Arthur Pollack
Apostados sobre el Corte Gaillard, el director de cine italiano Alex Ponti (izquierda) y el escritor
norteamericano David McCullough estudian el drea del Cerro Contratista como possible punto de
rodaje de la mini-serie de television en que ambos trabajan. La series se basard en la historic del
Canal de Panamd escrita por McCullough, "Senda entire los Mares", pero abarcard tambidn hasta el
present, incluyendo las negociaciones para los nuevos tratados. El rodaje comenzard el pr6ximo
aflo y se hard en los Estados Unidos, Francia y Panamd.





Febrero 6, 1981

El corredor se abre ..

Foto por T. G. Kaye Richey
disparo rdpido... a salvo en jugada estrecha. Talfue una de las incidencias durante la apertura de la Liga Abierta de Beisbol.

/ Gira por la ciudad
El Centro Recreativo Valent esta
patrocinando una gira por los
sectors comerciales y residenciales
de la ciudad de Panama, incluyendo
una visit a las ruinas de Panama
Viejo para observarlosbailestipicos
panamefios. La gira incluye un
almuerzo en uno de los restaurants
de la ciudad de Panama. Los
participants tendran que pagar sus
almuerzos. La gira cuesta $2 y el bus
saldra del Centro Valent a las 9 a.m.
el sabado 21 de febrero.

Festival de rosa de madera
Un festival de rosa de madera
tendra lugar en los Jardines Morgan
el sabado 21 de febrero de 9 a.m. a 5
p.m. Se exhibiran centros de mesa,
iramilletes, adornos de Navidad,
arreglos de boda y buqu6s confec-
cionados de las hermosas rosas de
madera. HabrA disponibles folletos
sobre la historic de la rosa de
madera. El p6blico esta invitado a
asistir y traer sus camaras para
tomar fotografias. Tambi6n habra
una venta de articulos y las
utilidades seran destinadas al Hogar
Bella Vista para Nifos. Program
un dia interesante en medio de la
belleza de los Jardines Morgan,
mientras aprende sobre la extraor-
dinaria rosa de madera. Habra venta
de refrescos.

Theatre Guild
L.a pr6xima producci6n del Thea-
tre Guild, "Dark of the Moon", un
drama musical, ya tiene el clenco
complete y esta llevando a cabo los
ensayos. Dirigida por el veteran
actor y director Rick Johnston, la
obra esta basada en la balada de
"Barbara Allen" y se desarrolla en
una apartada comunidad montafio-
sa en el Sur de los EE.UU. El elenco
de 28 personajes include actors y
actrices de todas las edades de la
cdmunidad del Canal y de Panama.
La inauguraci6n de gala tendra
lugar el 27 de febrero a las 8 p.m. La
obra continuard presentandose has-
ta el 14 de marzo y no habra funci6n
los lunes y martes. Los boletos
cuestan $3 para adults y $1.50 para
estudiantes. Para reservaciones Ila-
me al 52-6786.

/ Esposas del MEDDAC
Las esposas del MEDDAC cele-
braran su pr6xima reuni6n mensual
el martes 10 de febrero a las 9:30
a.m. en el Club de Oficiales de
Quarry Heights. Se servira caf6,
ponche y bocadillos en el patio. La
reuni6n tratard sobre las actividades
del Dia de los Enamorados y habra
premios de entrada y entretenimien-
to para todas. El costo es de $2 por
persona y se insta a todas las esposas
del MEDDAC a asistir.

Comilones an6nimos
Los Comilones An6nimos, una
organizaci6n para los comilones
compulsivos que quieren ayuda,
celebran reuniones semanalmente
losjueves a las 7:30 p.m. en el Cuarto
B del Centro Recreativo Valent en
Fuerte Clayton.
No tendrd que pagar ni pesarse.
Lo Onico que se require para
ingresar es tener un deseo autentico
de vencer los malos habitos en el
No se require hacer reservaci6n
de antemano para asistir a las
reuniones. Informaci6n adicional
puede obtenerse Ilamando al 87-
3445 6 87-3137.
Danza de las Cien Luces
Si no le es possible asistir al festival
de la "Danza de las Cien Luces"
patrocinado por el Soroptimista
International PanamA-Pacifico, us-
ted puede comprar un boleto y
ayudar a apoyar su causa. Este
festival que se llevard a cabo en el
Hotel Holiday Inn la nochedel 13 de
febrero, tiene por objeto recaudar
fondos para el Hogar Malambo de
Nifios y el Comedor Popular San
Vicente, programs que el Club
Soroptimista viene manteniendo
desde hace various afios.
El event include cena, baile y
premios donados por varias impor-
tantes empresas de la ciudad de
Panama. Para obtener boletos llame
al 23-8125, 64-1949 6 64-1781.
Club Automovilistico
Recientemente el Club Automo-
vilistico de Panama y del Area del
Canal llev6 a cabo la elecci6n de su
nueva directive. Joseph Maravilla
fue electo president; Paul Roz-
meski, primer vicepresidente; Lau-
rencio Ja6n, segundo vicepresidente
y Jo Ann Bonk, secretaria-tesorera.
Los nuevos miembros del comit6
ejecutivo son Thomas Owens, Wil-
liam Homa, Audrey Bowman, Frank
Turman, Lawrence Barca, Kenneth
Manthorne, Edwin Mcllvaine, Jean
Burns, Daniel Hirschl, L. E. Miz-
rachi y K. W. Cooper.
Para obtener informaci6n acerca
del Club Automovilistico Ilame a la
oficina al 52-2006 entire las I I a.m. y
2 p.m., los martes, mi6rcoles o

Cutito Larrinaga
Esta noche sera el l6timo espec-
ticulo de Cutito Larrinaga en el
Teatro en Circulo en la ciudad de
Panama. El muy conocido cantante
de baladas y canciones romanticas
se presentard a las 8 p.m. Los boletos
estan a $5 cada uno y los pueden
adquirir en el teatro. Para mayor
informaci6n Ilame al 61-5375. -

Concierto de rock
El 21 de febrero a las 3 p.m. el
Centro Recreativo Valent celebrara
un concerto de m6sica rock al aire
libre con la participaci6n de varias
magnificas bandas de misica rock.
Habri concursos de tiro de frisbee y
de volar cometas. Se invita al
p6blico en general a participar o a
asistir y disfrutar de la m6sica rock
viva, al aire libre.

Actores famosos
Los famosos actors panamefios
Anita Villalaz y Miguel Moreno
presentarin un recital acompafiados
por el Coro Polif6nico Nacional y el
Coro de M6sica Viva, eljueves 12de
febrero a las 5 p.m. y a las 8 p.m. en
el antiguo Club de Golf en el sector
de San Francisco, en la ciudad de
Panama. Este recital es parte de la
series de espectaculos gratis al aire
libre que patrocina el Instituto
Nacional de Cultura de Panama en
el Parque Recreativo Municipal.

PCC Horario de la Liga Abierta de Beisbol

Lun. Feb.
Mi&. Feb.
Jue. Feb.
Sab. Feb.
Sab. Feb.
Dom. Feb.
Dom. Feb.
Lun. Feb.
Jue. Feb.
Sib. Feb. 2
Sib. Feb. ;
Dom. Feb.
Lun. Feb. ;
Mie. Feb. :
Jue. Feb.
Vie. Feb. ;
Sab. Feb. ;

Equipo Visiiante
Army ........
Army ........
Panama Canal
Panama Canal
Army ........
Army ........
Panama Canal
Metro ........
Panama Canal
Metro ........
Panama Canal
Metro ........
Army ........
Metro ........
Panama Canal
Metro ........

Exposici6n al aire libre
Una exposici6n de arte al aire
libre sera patrocinada por la Liga
Nacional de Mujeres Eruditas de
America, Capitulo del Canal de
Panama, mafiana de 9 a.m. a 3 p.m.
en el Super Centro de Albrook.
Creaciones artisticas hechas a mano
seran exhibidas y estaran a la venta.
Se aceptaran donaciones de los
participants para el fondo de Beca
de Arte que otorga la Liga de
Mujeres Eruditas. Los artists que
exhibiran sus trabajos deberin
Ilegar temprano y traer sus propias
mesas para montar su exhibici6n.
Para mayor informaci6n, Ilame a
Connie Laakso al 52-6872.

Equipo de Casa
Panama Canal
Metro ........
Panama Canal
Army ........
M etro........
Panama Canal
Army ........
Army ........
Army ........
Panama Canal
Panama Canal
Army ........
Army ........

7:00 p.m.
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1:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.
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1:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.
2:30 p.nrrf
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.




Jungla del Darien
Si desea aprender todo lo relacio-
nado con "la famosa jungla del
Dari6n y el campamento El Dorado-
asista a la conferencia que se dara en
el Centro Recreativo Valent el
mi6rcoles 18 de febrero a las 7 p.m.
La charla sera ilpstrada con diaposi-
tivas. La entrada es gratis.
Pintura con laca
Un curso de pintura con laca de
seis semanas de duraci6n se iniciara
en el Centro Recreativo Valent el
mi6rcoles II de febrero. El curso
cuesta $20 y se dicta de 6 a 8 p.m. en
el centro. Para inscribirse y obtener
mayor informaci6n Ilame al 87-

Foto por Arthur Pollack
eQuidn creeria que estas jovencitas de mirada inocente son brujas disfrazadas? 0 por lo menos
pretenden serlo en la future producci6n del Theatre Guild "Dark of the Moon". Sonriendo
encantadoramente aparecen, de izquierda a derecha: Yvonne Smith, Linda Collins, Leonie Critides,
Lynn Henderson y Lisa Meli. Mirando hechiceramente desde debajo del escritorio estd Gina



Febrero 6, 1981 SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA PNigina 3


..del Canal

r lk .. I El sentimiento de felicidad y de alivio experimentado
Sport los ciudadanos de los Estados Unidos al tener
\ lnoticias de laliberaci6n de los 52 rehenes norteamerica-

S-- libres en todo el mundo.
H a lAqui en el Istmo la noticia de que la dura experiencia

gobierno de n los ciudananos de panaEsmes yiios p al \r
w o, celebraciones espontaneas, algunas privadas y otras
pfiblicas, que se extendieron en los limits de la
� . 'comunidad.
/ Las iglesias y capillas celebraron servicios de acci6n de
, -:zsgracias; d estudiantes de escuelas y abuelas por igual
lucieron cintas amarillas, un simbolo de constancia y fe
Sabsoluta en el regreso de series queridos.
El Embajador de los Estados Unidos en Panama
- *Ambler H. Moss Jr. apareci6 en la television local y
a u express elocuentemente su profundo agradecimiento por
S --. - _la soluci6n feliz de esta crisis national, agradeciendo al
. Pgobierno de Panama y a los ciudadanos panameios por
su ayuda y apoyo.
Para los miembros del servicio exterior de los Estados
Unidos en Panama, el acontecimiento habia afiadido
significado ya que varies de los rehenes y sus families
eran amistades personales del personal de la embajada.
El Funcionario de Relaciones P6blicas Bob Powers
- * notexplic6 las relaciones especiales que se desarrollan entire
Slos funcionarios del servicio exterior. Dijo que el nfimero
limitado y la vida errant que Ilevan tienden a
Sconvertirlos en un grupo intimamente unido en el cual
Snacen muchas y profundas amistades, que ayudan a
Slenar el vacio creado por la separaci6n de la familiar y del
Pai Powers conoce a la familiar Kennedy y a Al Golacinski,
los Estads y con quienes ha prestado servicios en otras parties del
mundo. Durante los iltimos 14 meses, Bob ha seguido las
a noticias de los rehenes con gran inters, esperando ver o
tener noticias de sus dos amigos. Su reacci6n a la noticia
Sde la liberaci6n de los rehenes express la emoci6n de
S,. todos aquellos que hemos seguido los informed 3 contado
. los dias de cautiverio de los rehenes. "Me senti como si
dit am algunos miembros de mi familiar regresaban al hogar".

El gesto de felicidad debido a retorno a casa de i
los rehenes estd escrito en las caras, asi como
tambisn en las cintas amarillas, de Steven Joyce
y Sarah Forbes, en la part superior, alumnos
del cuarto grado de Arlene Larke en la Escuela
Primaria de Balboa. Arriba, los salones de la
biblioteca de la Universidad del Canal de
Panamd estaban adornados con la Bandera de
los Estados Unidos y yards y yards de cinta .
amarilla para celebrar el feliz acontecimiento. A [ "
la derecha, Marie McCoy, de Balboa Heights ' 4
expres6 su felicidad preparando una cena de
Dia de Acci6n de Gracias, complete con pavo y
todos los plates tradicionales, para su familiar y
amistades. -"

Fotos por I
T. G. Kaye Richey .-
Kevin Jenkins


Lista de Vacantes y Traslados

Para Empleados


Febrero 6, 1981

Salario base
drea h,
T6cnico(a) de Contaduria, (Mecanografia),
LN-41 (Trabajo de turnos)........... $7,196.80
Trabajador de Autom6viles, LM-8 ......... $3.81
Calderero, RM-10** .................. . $8.01
Trabajador en Hormig6n. LM-6
(Se require saber nadar) ................ $3.36
Oficinista-Esten6grafo(a), LN-41
(Se require saber espafiol) .......... $7.196.80
Oficinista-Mecan6grafo(a), LN-31 (Trabajo
Parcial, miximo de 30 horas)........ $6,718.40
Oficinista de Computadoras (Mecanografia),
LN-3/41 ................. $6,718.40/$7,196.80
Electricista, RM -10** ..................... $8.01
Ayudante de Electricista, LM-5
(Se require saber nadar) ................ $3.20
Tecnico en Ingenieria,
LN-5/7 .................. $7,779.20/$9,339.20
Ingeniero General, LN-1 I (Proyectos)
(Se require saber nadar).......... $14,955.20
Obrero, LM -2 ........................... $2.93
Ayudante de Mecinico Tornero, LM-5
(Se require saber nadar)...............$3.20
Mensajero (Conductor de Vehiculos a
Motor), LN-2 (Se require licencia
de conducir) ....................... $6,344.00
Operador de Lanchas a Motor, LM-7
(Se requieren licencias para conducir
vehiculos a motor y para operar lanchas a
motor y saber nadar) ................... $3.56
Trabajador en Pintura, LM-7
(Se require saber nadar) .............. $3.56
Secretario(a) (Estenografia),
LN-41 ............................ $7,196.80
Ayudante de Soldador, LM-5
(Se require saber nadar) ................ $3.20
Oficinista-Mecan6grafo(a), LN-3' ...... $6,718.40

Carpintero, LM-9
(Hasta el 30/9/81) . .................. . $4.11
Trabajador en Carpinteria, LM-7
(Hasta el 30/9/81) ................... .$3.56.
Pulidor de Hormig6n, LM-8
(Hasta el 30/9/81) ..................... $3.81
Obrero, LM-3 (Hasta el 30/9/81) ..........$2.99
Trabajador en Mantenimiento, LM-7
(Hasta el 30/9/81) ..................... $3.56
Albafiil, LM-10 (Hasta el 30/9/81) ......... $4.48
Dependiente de Equipo M6vil, LM-6
(Hasta el 30/9/81) ..................... $3.36
Pintor, LM-9 (Hasta el 30/9/81) ........... $4.11
Ayudante de Pintor, LM-5
(Hasta el 30/9/81) ..................... $3.20
Trabajador en Pintura, LM-7
(Hasta el 30/9/81) .....................$3.56
Yesero, LM-9 (Hasta el 30/9/81)...........$4.11
Ayudante de Plomero, LM-5
(Hasta el 30/9/81) .................... $3.20
Mecanico Laminador, LM-10
(Hasta el 30/9/81) ..................... $4.48
Ayudante de MecAnico Laminador, LM-5
(Hasta el 30/9/81) ..................... $3.20
Trabajador en Estructuras de Hierro,
LM-8 (Hasta el 30/9/81) ............... $3.81
Soldador, LM-10 (Hasta el 30/9/81) ....... $4.48
Ayudante del Soldador, LM-5
(Hasta el 30/9/81) ..................... $3.20


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Foto por Arthur Pollack

p I Sam Anchor y Sarah Knapp ensayan algunos de los numeros poputares de Broadway que
ejecutardn durante la funci6n musical con que deleitardn al auditorio local.

A ' Grandes musicos ejecutan obras de Broadway
A 7

Sarah Knapp y Samuel Anchor
presentarin una velada de obras
musicales de Broadway, ganadoras
de premios, en el Auditorio de la
Universidad del Canal de Panama el
jueves 12 de febrero a las 8:15 p.m.
La concurrencia del area del
Canal recordard a Knapp por su
excelente interpretaci6n en las pro-
ducciones musicales de la Senda
Unida como Ado Annie en "Okla-
homa", Dorothy en "El Mago de
Oz" y Tzeitel, la hija mayor en "El
Violinista en el Tejado". Sus cr6di-
tos locales tambi6n incluyen los
papeles estelares de Annie Sullivan
en "The Miracle Worker" y Sylvia

Barrett en "Up the Down Staircase".

Despu6s de graduarse de la
Escuela Secundaria de Balboa en
1976, Knapp asisti6 a la Academia
de Artes DramAticas de America en
la ciudad de Nueva York. Desde
entonces ha actuado profesional-
mente en escenarios fuera de Broad-
way y en el verano en el Merry-Go-
Round Theatre en Auburn, Nueva
York, donde tenia el papel de Jenny
en "Shenandoah" y papeles de actriz
secundaria en "No, No Nannette",
"Finian's Rainbow", "Gypsy" y
"Kiss Me Kate". Recientemente
interpret a Mona Kent en el

P 4 Habra competencia de frisbee para perros

Los entusiastas del deported que
piensan que lo han visto todo,
itodavia no han visto nada! El
Capitulo Canino del Canal de
Panama estA patrocinando un con-
curso canino de frisbee el 16 de
febrero a las 7 p.m. en el Campo de
Bola Suave del Pacifico.
Cualquiera que tenga un perro
que apaiie frisbees y que est6
interesado en competir deberA Ila-

mar al 52-2383, al 52-2424 o al 84-
5848 antes del 14 de febrero.

Este extraordinario event estarA
abierto al ptblico y, en lugar de
cobrar la entrada, se hara una
colecta y las utilidades seran dona-
das a la Senda Unida. Se invita al
pfblico a asistir y ver un event
deportivo que definitivamente es
apropiado para perros.

musical "Dames at Sea", en Tampa,

El muy conocido pianist y
compositor de mitsica clAsica Sa-
muel Anchor inici6 su carrera
musical con un recital de sus
composiciones en Liverpool, Ingla-
terra, cuando solo tenia 17 afios de
edad. Desde entonces se ha presen-
tado en conciertbs y en recitales por
toda Europa y localmente es el
solista para el Concierto Mozart de
Piano con la Orquesta de CAmara
Filarm6nica, la cual fund6. Local-
mente, Anchor tambi6n ha ejecuta-
do solos y actuado en duo en
numerosos recitals de piano y ha
acompafiado a una gran variedad de
producciones musicales para la
Senda Unida.

La funci6n deljueves en la noche
incluirA canciones de "Porgy and
Bess" de Gershwin, un popurri de
canciones de "Mi Bella Dama",
composiciones por Leonard Bern-
stein y otras selecciones. La funci6n
es patrocinada por Phi Theta
Kappa. Los boletos cuestan $1 y
pueden adquirirse en la entrada.

Forma de Solicitar el Empleo: .as solicitudes deben presentarse al Ramo de Emplco y Colocaciones
Edificio 366. Anc6n. o en el Edificio 1105. Crist6bal. usando el Formulario 443. SOLICITUD DE
TRASLADO, en un plazo no mayorde site (7) dlas calendarios despuds de la fecha deesta publicaci6n. Este
plazo de 7 dias calendarios est sujeto a pr6rroga a petici6n de la division que anuncia la vacant o segin lo
decide el Jefe del Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones. Los requisitos pueden revisarse en la Biblioteca y Museo.
Pueden obtenerse mas informed en el Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones. tel6fonos 52-3583. 52-7996 6 43-7219.
Solicitantes con Condici6n de Carrera: Las solicitudes de los solicitantes con condici6n de carrera
serin consideradas solamente si no hay otros solicitantes en la Lista de Reempleo Prioritario.
Solicitantes con Impedimentos Fisicos: Las personas calificadas que tengan impedimentos fisicos
pueden Ilamar o visitar al Coordinador del Programa para la Colocaci6n de Personas Impedidasa fin de ser
asesoradas con respect a las vacancies que aparecen arriba. La oficina del Coordinador esti situada en el
Edificio 366. Anc6n. teldfono 52-7867.
Consideraci6n de Reascenso: Los empleados que pasaron a grades inferiores a causa de reducci6n de
personal tendran derecho automiticamente a consideraci6n preferencial para su reascenso a cualuiera de las
siguientes vacantes permanentes para la cual scan id6neos. No obstante. como double verificaci6n. los
empleados que creen tener derecho a tal consideraci6n preferencial deberan solicitor las vacantes en lascuales
esl6n interesados e indicar en su solicited que fueron colocados en grades inferiores debido a reducci6n de
personal. La consideraci6n de candidates para reascenso tendri lugar antes de proceder a Ilenar la posici6n
mediante el process competitive.
Igualdad do Oportunidades de Empleo: Todo solicitante capacitado recibirA consideraci6n para los
empleos sin distinci6n de rana. religion. color. origen national. sexo. edad. partidarismo y afiliaci6n political.
impedimento fisico. o cualquier otro factor que no sea de mdrito. DeberA someterse una solicitud por separado
para cada uno de los empleos que aparecen en la list.

*l.os salaries base indicados arriba. son los salaries iniciales para los empleados contratados en la
Reptblica de PanamA por primer vet despubs de: 7 de octulbre de 1979. Estos salaries, con excepci6n de
aquellos identificados como de oficios critics. seran ajustados de acuerdo con la Base de Sueldos del Area del
Canal o con la Base de Sueldos de los Estados Unidos, segaln la elegibilidad del solicitante escogido. A la base
de sueldo de los ciudadanos estadounidenses elegibles se le aladird un diferencial tropical. Ademis. se le
afiadird un incentive para la contrataci6n y retencion de personal al salario base applicable de los empleados
contratados tuera de la Reptlblica de Panama.
**Posicion de oficios critics (para la cual exists la necesidad de contralar personal fucra de la Rep ublica de
iSc requierc examen escrito

Spillway del Canal de Panama
Adminiisrador de la Comision del Canal Slubadminisi.raclor
Director td I n/bormacion Directora
El SPIlI I WAY es una puhlicacion official del Canal de PanamA. Los articulos qu en ella apare-
cen pueden ser rcproducidos sin pedir autoriaci6n, 6inicanmente acreditandoal S PI I..WAY DEI.
CANAl I)F PANAMA como la fuente. Toda colaboraci6n debe star en la Oficina de Prensa
antes del mediodia del jueves anterior a su publicaci6n. Despuis deesa fecha s6lose aceptarcin
noticias oficiales de urgencia. Subscripci6n annual: correo ordinario $6; correo ordinario, para
estudiantes $4; correo adreo $19. Enviese cheque o giro postal a favor de The Panama Canal
Commission y dirigido a: Oficina de Informaci6n del Canal de Panami. APO Miami 34011.

Lunes a Viernes

Col6n (Sale) .......
Mount Hope .......
Gatin .............
Frijoles ............
Pedro Miguel ......
Diablo ............
Balboa Heights.....
Panamai (Llega).....

Sibado --- Domingo

1 3 5 7 9 11 13 41 21 23 25 27
A.M. A.M. A.M. A.M. P.M.. P.M. P.M. P.M. A.M. A.M. P.M. P.M.

A.M. A.M. A.M. P.M. P.M. P.M.
1 3 5 7 9 11
Hacia el Norte Panama
Lunes a Viernes

Panama (Sale)......
Balboa Heights....
Diablo ............
Pedro Migucl ......
Gamboa ...........
Frijoles ............
(altin .............
Mount Hope.......
Colon (.lega) ....

1 1:25
a Col6n

Horario revisado del ferrocarril
Hacia el Sur Col6n a Panama

P.M. A.M. A.M. P.M. P.M.
41 21 23 25 27

2 4 6 8 10 12 14 42 22 24 26 28
A.M. A.M. A.M. A.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. P.M. P.M.

Sabado --- Domingo

A.M. A.M. A.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. P.M. A.M.
2 4 6 8 10 12 14 42 22 24 26 28

Efectivo 19 de Enero de 1981

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