The Panama Canal spillway =
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00094771/01270
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Title: The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Portion of title: Spillway
Parallel title: Canal de Panamá Spillway
Issues for also have Spanish title: Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Physical Description: 37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
United States
Publisher: Panama Canal
Place of Publication: Balboa Hights, C.Z
Creation Date: May 30, 1980
Publication Date: 1963-1999
Frequency: biweekly[jan. 6, 1984-1999]
weekly[ former -dec. 23, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Periodicals -- Canal Zone   ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama)   ( lcsh )
Genre: federal government publication   ( marcgt )
periodical   ( marcgt )
serial   ( sobekcm )
Language: 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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Resource Identifier: oclc - 02582102
lccn - 83642750
issn - 0364-8044
Classification: lcc - HE538 .A37
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System ID: UF00094771:01270
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Preceded by: Spillway
Succeeded by: Faro (Balboa, Panama)

Full Text

Gift of the Panama Canal Museum

More Than 65 Years of Service to World Commerce

The Panama

Canal Spillway

Friday, May 30, 1980

VOI. XVIII,- NoU. O ",

Treaty requires rotation of

1 new hires after five years

.c '* * ,Jr . ^ i Thi s the third in a series of articles from the Office of Personnel
S' Administration regarding regulations and directives issued by the
Administrator to conform with specific requirements of the Panama

Photo by Arthur Pollack

Artist Sheila Lichacz, left, explains her unusual technique of painting to members of Marsha
Crecelius' art class from the Panama Canal College. Ms. Lichacz does her work in pastels using no
brushes or tools, preferring the direct touch of her fingers. The wife of a U.S. military officer stationed
at Albrook, she holds a master's degree in art education but took her first class in drawing just four
years ago at the College. Since that time she has had twelve one-woman shows, and her works will be
on exhibit this summer at the Pan American Union Museum of Contemporary Works for Latin
America at the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C. She is exhibiting works now
through June 7 at the Cultural Institute on Calle 50.

Board meeting a topic at RAC session

Representatives of the Residents'
r.sa.... ,, ' roenrnit es mcHast T-huTs-
day in an executive session at the
Gatun Mini-Theater. Acting Ad-
ministrator Fernando Manfredo Jr.
represented Administrator D. P.
McAuliffe who was out of the
Richard Bjorneby, first vice
president of the Coco Solo-France
Field Committee informed Mr.
Manfredo that RAC members
would like to meet with members of
the new Panama Canal Commis-
sion Binational Board when it holds
its first meeting, June 2-4 on the
A Pacific side representative
brought up the matter of drivers
disrespecting traffic regulations in
the Canal area. General Services
Bureau Director Fred Cotton said
that the matter had already been
taken up at' a meeting of the Police
Subcommittee and it was deter-
mined that two extra Guardia
vehicles are to be assigned to the
The matter of traffic violations
involving Commission employees
or their dependents was discussed
and Cotton said that the resolving
of minor traffic incidents has riot
been a problem but the more serious
type of violations have proved more

Photocopier at library
,A coin-operated photocopying
service is now available at the
Panama Canal Library-Museum.
Patrons may make their own copies
of personal material at the nominal
cost of 10 cents per copy during
library hours. The copier is located
in the library on the second floor of
the former Civil Affairs Building in
Ancon. Library hours are 9:30 a.m.
to 8 p.m. Monday through Thurs-
days, 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on
Friday and 9:30 a.m. until 4:30
p.m. on Saturdays.

difficult. He announced that a legal fringe benefits to the busdn\ers
- asststicernttf kr tbo be'establStitd-'atebTTtag- to Pana ma'slaBaIr-a ls:
which should be very helpfulin the He said that there will be schoolbus
resolving of these problems. service next year, but added that
George Kessel, president of Gam- due to higher costs the bus service
boa RAC, expressed concern over will have to be reduced, perhaps by
the handling of the remains of a staggering school hours.
retiree whose body was taken to That possibility brought objec-
Santo Tomas Hospital in Panama, tions from Atlantic side represen-
where it was kept for three days tatives who said it was another
before it.was transferred to Gorgas example of the lowering of the
Army Hospital. Cotton, explained quality of life and would add to the
that according to Panama law, if a already low morale of Atlantic side
death occurs outside a Canal employees.
operating area, the body must be Mr. Bjorneby expressed concern
taken to Santo TomAs Hospital. He over the proposed increase in rates
said that the problem could have at the Panama Canal College
been avoided if the Police Liaison dormitory and said that residents
Unit had been contacted, and he want to know the amount of the
urged people to call the unit for help increase before July so arrange-
in such matters. ments can be made to send children
to colleges in the states if it is more
Mr. Manfredo noted that the first
Co i i charter flight had

,ommisson cnargLeriII, g L na.
departed the previous day, filled to
capacity. He urged Commission
employees who are planning to go
on home leave this summer to get
their travel papers in as soon as
To Joyce Payne's contention that
the treaty provides for free housing
for U.S.-citizen employees, an issue
the Pacific RAC first vice president
raised last month, there was no
answer yet available.
The announcement of a com-
missary hotline for handling sugges-
tions and complaints was made by
Col. Neal Christensen, DOD. The
number is 85-5755. Colonel Chris-
tensen reported that a new study on
commissary usage is underway with
the hope of improving local com-
missary service.
The settlement of the recent
schoolbus strike was discussed, and
Don B. Ginder, USSOUTHCOM's
civilian personnel advisor, ex-
plained that part of the settlement
was based on the application of

Canal Treaty.
In order to comply with provi-
sions of the treaty, the Panama
Canal Commission has established
a policy which calls.for the periodic
rotation of newly-hired U.S. citizen
and other non-Panamanian Com-
mission employees. This provision
applies only to such employees who
were hired on or after October 1,
1979. These employees will be
required either to rotate out of
Pa -ama or terminate their employ-
ir nt with the Panama Canal
Commission no later than five years
from their date of arrival at their
duty stations on the Isthmus.
Temporary employment on or after
October 1, 1979 will count toward
completion of this fi e-year period
A return placement .assistance
program for U.S.-citizen employees
subject to the rotation policy will be
established by the Personnel Direc-
tor, and reasonable effort will be
made to place employees in posi-
tions outside of Panama before
their tour of duty is ended.
However, all such employees must,
be aware that e\en though the) may
be holding career or career-condi-
tional appointments, they will be
terminated at the expiration of the
five-year tour of duty if no new
position outside of Panama is
available for them.
As a condition of employment,
each employee who is subject to the
rotation policy must sign a written
agreement which states that he or
she is subject to the rotation policy,
and, if a U.S. citizen, that he or she
will enroll in the return placement
assistance program. In addition, the
employee must agree to accept a
transfer to a new position outside of
Panama within a specified period of
time before the five years is up if
such a position is offered, or be
subject to termination of employ-
ment at the end of the duty tour.

Balboa High School to graduate

394 seniors at June 6 exercises

The 67th Annual Commence-
ment Exercises at Balboa High
School will be held at 8 p.m.,
Friday, June 6, at the Balboa
Stadium. Three hundred and ninety-
four seniors are scheduled to receive
their diplomas at this time, 100 of
them honor graduates.
The Commencement program
will open with the playing of the
Processional, "From These Halls,"
by the Balboa High School Band
under the direction of Bert
Thompson. Lt. Col. Henry L. Hunt,
Deputy Command Chaplain of
U.S. Southern Command will give
the invocation.
Two seniors, Linda Brindley and'
Michele Gardill, will speak on the
Senior Theme, "We've Only Just
Begun." Anita Payne, president of
the Class of 1980, will then deliver
the President's Address.
Dr. W. Eugene Bondurant, prin-

cipal of the high school, will present
the class of 1980 to Dr. Charles L.
Latimer, deputy director,. Depart-
ment of Defense Dependents
Schools, Panama Region. He will
deliver the charge to the graduates.
The diplomas will be presented
by Dr. Latimer and Dr. James
Wolf, chief, Education Division,
-DODDS-Panama. They will be
assisted by Roland Rodriguez and
Francesca D'Anselmo, Mr. and
Miss B.H.S.
Following the presentation of the
diplomas, Lieutenant Colonel Hunt
will give the benediction and the
commencement exercises will close
with the playing of the Recessional
"Pomp and Circumstance" by the
school band.
The Baccalaureate Exercises for
Balboa High School will be held in
the school auditorium at 2:30 p.m.
on Sunday, June 1.

The five-year rotation policy does
not apply to employees who were
permanent employees of the Pan-
ama Canal Company or the Canal
Zone Government before the treaty
went into force and (1) who were
appointed permanently on October
1, 1979 to positions in the Commis-
sion without a break in service; (2)
were permanent employees who
were separated by reduction in force
on September 30, 1979 and who
were reappointed permanently to
positions in the Commission before
April 1, 1980; or (3) were employees
who were transferred to the Depart-
ment of Defense on Octobet 1, 1979
and subsequently return to the
Comiiission 'without a break in
service. The latter exclusion is
subject to a review by the Adminis-
trator on a case-by-case basis.
To permit the Commission to
recruit and retain qualified in-
dividuals essential to the manage-
ment, operation and maintenance
. of the Canal, certain occupational
categories are not subject to the
five-yea limitation. Among these
are Canal pilots, whose exclusion
from the rotation policy is to be
reviewed in three years, and non-
Panamanian apprentices who may
be excluded by the Administrator
on a case-by-case basis.
Additionally, any employee may
be excluded from the rotation
policy for sound administrative
reasons. An employee in this
category will not later be subject to
rotation unless he or she has a break
in service of more than one day and
is subsequently reappointed to a
position that is not exempt from the
five-year policy. Only service with
the Commission will be counted
toward the five-year limitation. The
service need not be continuous but
must have been rendered after
September 30, 1979.
Extensions of tours of duty
beyond the five-year limitation will
,only be granted when there are no
qualified Panamanians for the
positions, or as determined by the
-Take note

* The Recreation Services Of-
fice at the Balboa Gym announces
that the office and the gym will be
closed to the public on Friday,
June 6 and Saturday, June 7 due
to graduation ceremonies.
* The Margarita Residents'
Advisory Committee will meet at
7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4 at
the Margarita Elementary School
Library. Guest speaker for the
evening will be Bryant Warren
who is the exchange manager,
Atlantic. All residents are en-
couraged to attend.
* The August 27 northbound
charter flight to Miami has been
cancelled due to lack of pas-

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The world-reknowned Preserva-
tion Hall Jazz Band of New Orleans
will be playing in Panama for one
performance only at 7:30 p.m. on
Monday, June 2 at the Balboa
Theater. The band's program is
being sponsored by the U.S. Em-
bassy and Jazz Unlimited.
The music of the Preservation
Hall Jazz Band abounds in the
friendly joyfulness so characteristic
of the magic that is New Orleans
style. Every number in the broad
repertoire, from spirituals and blues
to such favorites as "Peanut Ven-
der," "Panama," "When the Saints
Go Marching In" and "Clarinet
Marmalade," is played whole-
heartedly with the best of their
ability to entertain and bring
happiness to all people.
Tickets for the performance can
be purchased on the Pacific side, at
the YMCA at Balboa and the
Amador-Washington Library on
Federico Boyd and Balboa avenues
from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday
through Friday, and at the offices of
the Port of New Orleans at the
Tapia Building on--Justo, Arose-
mena Avenue and 31 st Street from 8
to 12 a.m. and 2 to 5 p.m. or by
calling 25-8780. On the Atlantic side
tickets can be purchased in Colon at
Radio "Dick." For further informa-
tion call 64-2071, 24-6467 or 24-

Medieval faire
at Valent
"Medieval Horizons-A Faire of
Leisure Arts" is the program at the
Valent Recreation Center begin-
ning at noon tomorrow, May 31.
The theme of the fair is "Lift up
your cares and enjoy the day!" The
program begins with a colorful
"Faire Procession," with all mem-
bers of the troupe dressed in
authentic medieval costumes. After
the procession the Festival Market
will stage, throughout the day, such
delightful medieval arts as pup-
petry, magic, fencing, ballet and
artisan demonstrations.
Drawings will be held for awards
which include weekends at the
Holiday Inn in Panama and at the
Hotel Panamonte in Boquete, as

Members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band swing out with finger-snapping, toe-tapping
syncopated rhythm guaranteed to lift the spirits of Isthmian jazz enthusiasts at their Monday night
concert at the Balboa Theater.

well as dinners for two at some of
Panama's finest restaurants. This
unique festival is open to the public
and admission is free.

Conversational Spanish
at Balboa YMCA
Three months of conversational
Spanish classes will begin at the
Balboa YMCA June 2 and 3.
Evening classes will be held Mon-
days and Wednesdays for the
beginner, intermediate and ad-
-vanced .intermediate levels. There,
will also be daytime classes which
emphasize "household" Spanish to
help you better cope with everyday
use of the language. These classes
will be held on Tuesday and
Thursday mornings,' for the be-
ginner and intermediate levels. For
more information, call the program
director at 52-2759 or 52-2839.

Amateur radio
The next meeting of the amateur
radio club will be on Thursday,
June 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the USO-J..
Ham radio operators are welcome
to attend this meeting and share
information with other radio fans.

Mexican cooking
Spice up your free time as well as
your meals. Valent Recreation
Center is offering Mexican cooking
lessons.starting Wednesday, June
.11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The class
is six weeks long. Call the Valent
Recreation Center at 87-4201 for
more information.

Golf tourney
for younger set
The Annual Mutual of Omaha
Junior Golf Tournament, spon-
sored by the Panama Amateur Golf
Association (PAGA), will take
place on June 9, 10 and II at the
Brazos Brook, Summit and Ama-
dor golf courses, respectively. The
tournament is open to any boy or
girl between the ages of nine and 18.
There is no entry fee. Entry
applications and further details are
available at any Isthmian golf club
pro shop. The closing date for
applications is June 7. For more
-information contact PAGA pres-
ident William Nickisher at 52-6661.

Kids' summer
reading fun
The Fort Clayton Library will
offer a summer reading program
during June and July to help school
.children maintain their reading
efficiency during vacation. Story
hours will be the treat for younger
children. Volunteers to help with
this program are needed. Please call

Trap shoot
The Isthmian Claybird Associa-
tion will hold a trophy trap shoot on
Sunday, June 1 at 10 a.m. at the
Gamboa Trap Range. The shoot
will consist of 50-singles, 16 yards;
50 handicap; and 50 doubles.
Trophies will be awarded to Class A
singles, Class B singles, high doubles,
high handicap and high overall.
Bring your lunch. The barbecue pit
will be available. Everyone is

Instructors needed
Here is the opportunity to earn
some money while contributing to
the growth of children at the same
time. The upcoming pYA Summer
Recreation Program needs instruc-
tors in all areas. The program will
start June 30 through August 8. Call
the DYA at 87-4408/3908 and let
them know what ycu can do to help

Cake decorating
for beginners
The Valent Recreation Center is
offering a unique class in beginning
cake decorating on Tuesday nights
from 6:30 to 8:30. Classes begin on
June 3 and last eight weeks. For
more information, call the Valent
Recreation Center at 87-4201. How
sweet it is!

Creative dance
and exercise class
Get in shape to the sound of
music. Valent Recreation Center is
offering dance/exercise classes be-
ginning June 2 from 6 to 7 p.m.
Classes will be held on Mondays
and Wednesdays. For more infor-
mation, contact the center at 87-

Fencing classes
Fencing classes will continue at
the Valent Recreation Center oq
Tuesday and Thursdays beginning
at 8 p.m. New students interested in
signing up forthe course starting in
June must contact the Sports Office
at 87-4353 or 87-4357 and leave
their names and phone numbers.

Summer dance
Ballet, jazz and- tap lessons will
begin on June 4 at the Balboa
YMCA. Instructors are provided by
the Academia de Danza de Pana-
ma. Classes will meet on Wednes-
days and Fridays at 2:30 p.m. There
will be a special meeting for all
parents of prospective students at 5
p.m., June 4 at the 'Y'. For more
information, call 52-2759 or 52-

Get into the swim
at the Balboa 'Y'
A new eight week session of swim
lessons will begin on May 31 at the
Balboa YMCA. All ages are wel-
come. There is also a super
Saturday family swim which offers
extra low rates for instruction. For
more information, call the Balboa
'Y' at 52-2759.

Summer day camps
The Balboa 'Y' is conducting
four, two-week summer day camps
beginning on June 9. The themes
and dates are: Camp 1: June 9, Sand
and Sea; Camp 2: June 23, Nature's
Way; Camp 3: July 7, Starships and
Space: Camp 4: July 21, Circus
Fun. The camps are held on
weekdays from 9 a .m. until noon
and the fee is only $28 per camp.
There will be many activities and
field trips available. Registration is
now open at the reception desk for
all children ages 4 through 10.

University of Oklahoma
Dr. Joe Studebaker, Assistant
Director for Advanced Programs at
the University of Oklahoma will be
in Panama from June 8 to 17. Dr.
Studebaker invites all interested
persons, prospective students, and
students from all major fields to
discuss with him any matters
pertaining to the program.
The University of Oklahoma
graduate program has been oper-
ating in the Panama area since
January 1972 and offers Master's
degrees in five different fields:
Human Relations, Public Admin-
istration, Educational Psychology,
Management, and Business Ad-
For more information on the
University of Oklahoma, call or
visit the offices. On the Pacificside,
the office is located in Room 300,
Building 808, Albrook and on the
Atlantic side in Building 32 of the
Fort Davis Education Center. The
telephone numbers to call for an
appointment are 86-2328 or 89-

Yoga lessons
Yoga lessons are given at the
USO-J every Saturday at 7 p.m.
Seven sessions cost $27. For infor-
mation about registration, call 52-

Sewing classes
Beginning sewing classes will
start on Wednesday evenings from
6:30 to 10 on June 4, at the Valent
Recreation Center. Classes run for
eight weeks and 'meet every Wednes-
day. For more information contact
the Valent Recreation Center at 87-

A Youth Gymnastics Exhibition
sponsored by the Panama Canal
Commission Recreation Services
Office will take place at 10 a.m.
tomorrow at the Balboa High
School Gymnasium.
Youths between the ages of 8 and
13 will be participating in the
exhibition which will be divided
into three categories: "Beginner,"
"Intermediate" and "Advanced."
All Panama Canal Commission
employees and their dependents
and others interested in gymnastics
are invited to attend.

Swim classes
for adults
The Margarita Swimming Pool
conducts exercise and swimming
classes for adults at all skill levels.
The pool also offers a 50-mile swim
and a stay fit program. Registration
is open all year, and classes are held
Monday through Friday. For in-
formation, call the pool office at 43-


May 30, 1980

Page 2


'Going the distance' rewarded

at Cristobal Balboa high schools


IM . . . ".* 7

Cecily Redhead shares a proud moment with
her mother after receiving an award for
earning all A's this school year.

Linda Brindley, Student Association
president, welcomes the audience to
the BHS Awards Night ceremony.
Linda was honored at the ceremony
for an outstanding scholastic
average, as well as for notable
achievement in English.

John Rydlund accepts his 'appointment to th'e
Merchant Marine Academy from Capt. Phillip

Among those honored at the Cristobal Junior-Senior High
School Awards Day ceremony are Mark Necessary and
Jennie Parker, who each received $1,000 from the Atlantic
Officers' Wives Club, and Douglas Hobson and Scot Slimon,
who were each awarded $1,600 to attend the colleges of their
choice. Scot Slimon was also the recipient of the Kings Point
appointment. Not pictured is Robert Fry, who received an
' dap intent to West Point.
Photos by Arthur Pollack

. Charles Gordon, Vincent Bugeja and Linda
.. Simons are the BHS recipients of appointments
Cristobal Junior-Senior High School strikes up the band Photo by Carlos Franklin to the Air Force Academy.
at the Awards Day ceremony.

Theresa Arrington, head of the awards committee of the Isthmian College Club,
presents scholarships totaling $5,500 to John Walters, Michele Gardill, Theresa
However and William Niemann.

Finalists for the Presidential Scholars Program, Michele Gardill, Carla Ormsbee
and Bill Guinn, receive their awards from Commission Administrator D. P.
McAuliffe, right, and BHS principal Dr. W. E. Bondurant.

Vincent Bugeja and Bill Guinn proudly
display their appointments to West

May 30, 1980

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Page 4


Parishoners help Father Francis Lynch

celebrate thirty years of helping people

by Susan Hall Liang

Father Francis A. Lynch, C.M.,
pastor of St. Mary's Church and
chaplain delegate for the U.S.
military in Panama, will celebrate
the thirtieth anniversary of his
ordination on June 3. Known for
his deep concern for people, Father
Lynch has spent 26 of those 30 years
as a priest in the Canal area.
To commemorate the anniver-
sary and to show their appreciation
for all Father Lynch has done over
the years, parishioners have ordered
1,000 medals struck in a nickel-
silver alloy. Proceeds from the sale
of the medals will pay for their
minting and the profits will go to
Father Lynch as an anniversary gift.
When Father Lynch first arrived
on the Isthmus in 1950 he lived in
Colon and worked in Gatun and at
the Colon Hospital. Later he
worked in Balboa, Paraiso, Pedro
Miguel and Red Tank. After 12
years he returned to the states.
Recalling his first years in Pan-
ama, Father Lynch said, "I felt like
a missionary and I loved it," adding,
"There was a lot of footwork in
those days. I practically went from
door to door. " Commenting that
the number of marriage ceremonies
he had performed was innumerable,
he laughingly said, "They called me
'Marrying Sam'."
His first stateside assignment was
in Philadelphia, the city he was born
in 59 years ago and home of the
Mother House of his order, St.
Vincent de Paul. From there, he
went to teach theology at Niagara
University in Niagara Falls and'
then to work in St. John's Parish in
After four years he returned to
Panama to live in Balboa and take
charge of the Sacred Heart Chapel.

Photo by Kevin Jenkins
Demonstrating another way in which he "works with people,"
Father Lynch, who was born in Pennsylvania but whose frequent
jokes are often of pure Iowa corn, would undoubtedly appreciate
the old story about the sculptor who, when asked, "How do you
go about making the bust of a man?" replied, "Oh, I just take a big
block of clay and cut away everything that doesn't look like him."

Last year he was appointed to a
three-year term as pastor and
superior of St. Mary's Church.
"The best part of being a priest is
working with people," he said.
"Sometimes people just need some-
one to listen to them. I like being
able to do that, to offer consolation
and to help people learn how to
work out their problems."
His concern. for helping people
"work things out led him to help
organize an annual weekend mar-
riage encounter that has been held
now for seven years. The encounter
is for couples who have good
marriages and who want to have

improved communications.
Father Lynch said that the
encounters are very successful and
that many couples come to him
after the weekend to tell him that
they wished they had known these
communication skills before and
what a difference attending the
encounter had made in their lives.
In his spare time he likes to paint
and sculpt and especially-to-play-.
golf, but usually he can be found
performing all the functions of a
parish priest. Asked what he would
do if he could turn the clock back,
Father Lynch said, "I'd do it all over

Archivist says Commission's.

May 30, 1980



In-Service Employee Transfer-

Vacancy Bulletin
Repromotion Consideration: Employees downgraded as a result of RIF on 10-91-79
will be given automatic priority consideration for repromotion to any of the following
permanent vacancies 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.
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 below will be adjusted to either the Panama Area Wage Base, the Canal
Area Wage Base, the Panama Area Recruitment (critical skill) wage base or the U.S. Wage
Base, depending on the eligibility of the applicant selected. A tax allowance and a tropical
differential will be added to the applicable wage bases of eligible U.S. citizens. In addition, a
recruitment/r detention Incentive will be added to the applicable base salaries of employees
recruited from outside the Republic of Panama. Applications from status applicants will be
considered only if there are no applicants on the Reemployment Priority List.
Bureau Lo- Vq-
Cargo Checker, NM-3 (First 40 : Base Salary Division tion cies
hours) (Knowledge of English) ........ $7,051.20 Water T. A 3
Chief Engineer, Towboat, FE-14
(License required)(Shift work) ............ $11.62 Canal Sup. P 1
Clerk, NM-41 (Bilingual) (Shift work) .... $7,737.60 Canal Sup. A 1
Clerk-Typist, NM-3', (Knowledge of
Spanish) (Part Time NTE 30 hours)........ $3.39 Canal Sup. P I
Clerk-Typist, NM-4 "
(Part Time NTE 30 hours)................ $3.72 O.F.M. P 1
Clerk Stenographer, NM-5'
(Knowledge of Spanish) .............. $8,403.20 Canal Sup. P 1
Housekeeper (Administrator's Residence),
NM-3/4* (Bilingual)
(First 40 hours) ............ $7,051.20/$7,737.60 AD, P I
Electrician (Power Plant), MG-10 ............. $8.03 Electrical A 1
Laborer, MG-2........................... $3.13 Com. Serv. P 4
Microform Equipment Operator, NM-3
(Part-Time NTE 30 hours) ............ $7,051.20 Ad. Serv. P 1
Mobile Equipment Maintenance Foreman,
MS-10 (Driver's license required) ......... $10.30 M.T.D. A 1
Tug Seaman, MG-7 (Swimming
ability required) (Shift work) .............. $3.56 Canal Sup. P 3
Ciil Engineer. NM-Il . " ...
(NTE 1 year)....................... $20,092.80 Maint. P ; I
Clerk-Typist, NM-31
(NTE 9/30/80) ...................... $7,051.20 B.L.I.2 P 1
Sheet Metal Mechanic, MG-10
(NTE 9/30/80) ......................... $8.03 Maint. A 1
'Written test required.
2Board of Local Inspectors.
*This is an excluded position
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. Qualified handicapped individuals may call or
visit the Coordinator for the Employment of the Handicapped Program for counseling with
regard to any of the above-listed vacancies. The Coordinator's office is located in Building366,
Ancon, telephone 52-7570.

files stack up well

by Janet Len-Rios

Did you know that the average
time to retrieve an item from the
files should be no longer than three
-minutes? If it takes longer than that,
there is something wrong with the
system, says Thomas W. Wadlow,
director of the Records Disposal
Section of the National Archives
Records-Service in Washington, D.
C. Nowhere in any government
agency, he says, is there anything so
unique that this three-minute aver-
age shouldn't apply.
Did you also know that at the end
of the last fiscal year the U.S.
federal government had nearly 32
million cubic feet of records? And
that in the federal system there are
generated in the course of one year
by one bureau of one department
more records than by the entire
British Commonwealth during a
like period of time?
These are some of the interesting
sidelights mentioned in the recent
Records Disposition and Files
Maintenance course presented by
Wadlow at the Training Center.
Wadlow was here at the request of
the Administrative Services Divi-
sion to give general training in the
handling of the Commission's files.
Many of us tend to shrug off the
importance of filing and record
keeping, believing the subject to be
boring. Fortunately, there are a

number of people who know
better-fortunately because, look-
ing at record keeping at its most
romantic, it preserves pertinent
records of the present that will
someday be history.
But providing material for future
historians is by no means the only
purpose of sound records mahage-
ment. The keeping of records is
indeed essential to the current
functioning of any organization.
Government filing systems are set
up by law and are clearly prescribed
by federal standards. Every head of
every federal agency is required to
set up, maintain and control the
files of that agency. Representatives
of the National Archives and
Records Service may at any time
make a survey to ascertain whether
or not an agency is in compliance. If
it is not, they -may ask that
corrective measures be taken within
a specified period of time. If the
agency still does not comply, the
matter may be taken up with
congress or even the president.
The Records Management Branch,
under the Administrative Services
Division, exercises control over the
Commission's files that show what
the agency is doing; that is,
information documenting the agen-
cy's organizational development,
functions, programs, policies and
essential transactions that will

eventually end up in the central
government archives. Wadlow stated
that a major concern of the
National Archives and Records
Service is to have preserved for
posterity a record of what has gone
on in the Canal Zone and with the
Commission; and, by the year 2000,
to have properly identified records
of enduring value transferred to.
federal archives in the United
The disposition of an agency's
files, what should, be saved and for

how long, involves decisions at the
management level.
Some records are never de-
stroyed. As head of the Records
Disposal Section, Wadlow is in
charge of 16 archivist-appraisers
who review documents for per-
manent retention or disposal. All
have backgrounds in American
history and are equipped to recom-
mend for retention those records
with enduring value as archives.
Essential to records management
is a logical system. Wadlow likes to

tell of one office he visited which
had a file labeled, "Miscellaneous-
General." According to Wadlow, if
you don't know what it is and can't
describe it, there is a real question as
to whether it should be in the office
at all.
And how do the Panama Canal
Commission's files stack up? Very
nicely, according to Wadlow, who
complimented the Records Man-
agement Branch by saying that he
thinks they are "doing a tremendous
job with a huge and difficult task."

Photo by Arthur Pollack
All eyes are on Thomas W. Wadlow as he explains some of the finer points of records disposition and
files maintenance. Thirty-eight Commission employees attended the recent training course.

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Mas de 65 Aios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Vol. XVIII, N 38

Viernes 30 de Mayo de 1980

Rotaci6n al cabo de 5 anfos
P para los recien contratados

Este es el tercero de una ere de i articulos de la Oficina de Administra-
'. r a r cidn de Personal con respect a las normas e intrucciones emitidas por el
S* C S a . ' Administrador para cumplir con los requerimientos especificos del Tra-

Foto por Arthur Pollack
La pintora Sheila Lichacz, izquierda, explica su extraordinaria tdcnica artistica a los miembros de la close de
arte de la Universidad del Canal de Panamd. La Sra. Lichacz trabaja con pasteles sin usarpinceloinstrumento,
prefiriendo el toque director de los dedos. Esposa de un official de la Fuerza Adrea de los Estados Unidos,
destacado en Albrook, la Sra. Lichacz tiene una maestria en educaci6n de arte, aunque asisti6a su primer clase.
de dibujo hac4 solavdiente cuatro afios en ia antigua Universidad de la Zoona del Canal. Desde ,entonces ha
cpWnhitagealt6ee Hpossiciones ylsus o ray hibda' .n - prango fnEl Museo de la Unidn Panamericana de
Obras Contempordneas para Latinoambrica en la Organizaci6n de los Estados Americanos en Washington,
D.C. Se exhiben sus obras en el Instituto Cultural en la Calle 50 hasta el 7 de junior.

Reuni6n de Comites Asesores de Residentes

El jueves pasado representantes
de los Comit6s Asesores de Resi-
dentes se reunieron en sesi6n ejecu-
f1 H l 1 MINHi:l=Ta0 6(1 GIttn; El
Administrador Interino Fernando
Manfredo Jr. represent al Admi-
nistrador D. P. McAuliffe quien se
encuentra ausente del pals.
Richard Bjorneby, primer vice-
presidente. del Comit6 de Coco
Solo-France Field inform6 al Sr.
Manfredo que los miembros de los.
comit6P s;des c-n reunisseo' n 'oes'
miembros d la huevvaIJunta Bina-
cional de la Comisi6n del Canal de
Panama cuando celebren su pri-
mera reuni6n en el Istmo del 2 al 4
de junior.
Un representante del sector Paci-
fico present6 el asunto de la viola-
ci6n de los reglamentos de.trAnsito
en el Area del Canal por los conduc-
tores. Fred Cotton, titular de la
Direcci6n de Servicios Generales,
dijo que ya se habia tratado el
asunto en una reuni6n con la Sub-
comisi6n de Policia y se determine
que se asignarlan dos vehiculos adi-
cionales de la Guardia Napional en
el Area.
El asunto de infracciones de trAn-
sito por parte de empleados de la
Comisi6n o sus dependientes fue
discutido y Coiton dijo que la solu-
ci6n de incidents menores de trAn-
sito no ha sido un problema, pero
las infracciones mis series han

Servicio de copiadora
Una mAquina de fotocopias que
funciona con monedas ha sido ins-
talada en la Biblioteca-Museo del
Canal de PanamA. Los usuarios
pueden hacer sus propias copias de
material personal al cost nominal
de 10 centavos por copia durante las
horas regulars de la biblioteca. La
miquina copiadora estA ubicada en -
la biblioteca en el segundo piso del
antiguo Edificio de Asuntos Civiles
en Anc6n. El horario de la biblio-'
teca es 9:30 a.m. a 8 p.m., de lunes a
jueves; 9:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m., los
viernes; y 9:30 a.m. a 4:30 p.m., los

resultado ser mis dificiles. Anunci6
que sera establecida una unidad de
asistencia legal la cual seria muy fitil
on la soluci6n de estos problems.
George Kessel, president del
Comit6 Asesor de Gamboa, expres6
preocupaci6n por la forma como se
manej6 el caso de un jubilado que
falleci6 recientemente y cuyo cadA-
ver fue llevado al Hospital Santo
Tomis en PanamA, donde perma-
neci6 durante tres dfas antes de ser
,transferido, al Hospital .Gorgas,,
,Cotton explic6 que segfin las leyes
de PanamA, si una muerte ocurre
fuera del Area de operaci6n del
Canal, el cadAver debe ser Ilevado al
Hospital Santo TomAs. Dijo que el
problema pudo evitarse" si se
hubiese avisado a la Unidad de
Enlace de la Policia, e inst6 a las
personas llamar a dicha unidad
para obtener ayuda en tales casos.
El Sr. Manfredo mencion6 que el
primer vuelo fletado de la Comisi6n
habia salido el dia anterior, comple-
tamente lleno. lnst6 a los emplea-
dos de la Comisi6n que proyectan ir
de vacaciofies este Verano entregar
sus documents de viaje a la mayor
brevedad possible.
Con relaci6n a la aseveraci6n de
Joyce Payne de que el tratado esti-
pulafel arrendamiento gratuito de
viviendas para los empleados esta-
dounidenses, tema que la primera
vicepresidenta del Comit6 Asesor
de Residents del Pacifico present
el mes pasado, afin no habia
El Coronel Neal Christensen, del
Departamento de Defensa, anunci6
que se. install una linea telef6nica
especial para tender sugerencias y
quejas sobre los comisariatos. El
nfimero es el 85-5755. El Coronel
Christensen inform6 que se estA Ile-
vando a cabo un nuevo studio
sobre el uso de los comisariatos con
la esperanza de mejorar el servicio
de los comisariatos locales.
Se trat6 la soluci6n de la reciente
huelga de los buses escolares, y Don
B. Ginder, asesor sobre personal
civil del Comando Sur, explic6 que.
parte de la soluci6n se bas6 en la

aplicaci6n de los beneficios adicio-
nales a los conductores de buses de
acuerdo con el c6digo de trabajo de

buses el pr6ximo anfo, pero afiadi6
que debido a los altos costs el ser-
vicio de buses tendri que ser redu-
cido, tal vez escalonando las horas
Esa posibilidad fue recibida con
objeciones de los representantes del
sector Atlintico quienes dijeron que
esto era otro ejemplo de la disminu-
ci6n de la calidad de vida y que esto
aumentaria la ya baja moral de los
empleados del sector Atlintico.
El Sr. Bjorneby expres6 preocu-
paci6n por el propuesto aumento de
tarifas del dormitorio de la Univer-
sidad del Canal de PanamA y dijo
que los residents desean saber
cuanto serA el aumento antes de
julio a fin de poder hacer los arre-
glos para mandar a sus hijos a las
universidades en los Estados Uni-
dos si ello fuera mAs convenient.

La 67a Ceremonia Anual de Gra-
duaci6n de la Escuela Secundaria
de Balboa serA celebrada el viernes,
6 dejunio, a las 8 p.m., en el Estadiao
de Balboa. Este afio 394 graduan-
dos recibirAn sus diplomas, y 100
son graduandos de honor'.
El program de graduaci6n co-
menzarA con la interpretaci6n de
"From These Halls" a cargo de la
Banda de la Escuela Secundaria de
Balboa bajo la direcci6n de Bert
Thompson. El Teniente Coronel
Henry L. Hunt, Asistente Capellin
del Comando Sur de los Estados
Unidos, impartirA la invocaci6n.
Dos graduandas, Linda Brindley
y Michele Gardill, hablarAn sobre el
tema, "Apenas Empezamos". Anita
Payne, president de la Clase de
1980, pronunciarA el discurso pre-
El Dr. Eugene Bondurant, direc-

tado del Canal de Panama.
A fin de cumplir con las estipula-
ciones del Tratado, la Comisi6n del
Canal de Panama ha establecido
una political que require la rotaci6n
peri6dica de los reci6n contratados
empleados estadounidenses y los no
panameios de la Comisi6n. Esta
clAusula se aplica s6lo a esos
empleados que fueron contratados
en o despu6s del 1� de octubre de
1979. Estos empleados tendran que
marcharse de PanamA o terminar su
empleo con la Comisi6n del Canal
de PanamA a mas tardar en un plazo
de cinc.o afios, a partir de la fecha de
Ilegada a su lugar de empleo en el
Istmo. El empleo temporal en o des-
pu6s del 10 de octubre de 1979 sera
contado como parte de ese period
de cinco afios.
Un program de asistencia de
empleo para .lps empleados;;esta-
dounidenses sujetos a,la political de
rotaci6n serA establecido por el
Director de Personal, y se harA todo
lo possible por colocar a los emplea-
dos en posiciones fuera de PanamA
antes de que finalice su period de
servicio. Sin embargo, tales emplea-
dos deben saber que aunque ocupen
nombramientos de carrera o carrera
conditional, quedarAn fuera de
Snmina al YenggrDS l9s cjncR @a
de servicio si no hay inuevas posicio-
nes disponibles para ellos fuera de
Como una condici6n de empleo,
cada empleado que est6 sujeto a la
political de rotaci6n tendrA que fir-
mar un acuerdo escrito que afirme
que 61 o ella estA sujeto a.la political
de rotaci6n, y, si es estadounidense,
que 61 o ella se inscribirA en el pro-
grama de asistencia de -empleo.
Ademis, el empleado acordarA
aceptar un traslado a una nueva
posici6n fuera de PanamA dentro de
un determinado period de tiempo
antes de vencerse los cinco arios si se
le ofrece tal posici6n, o estar sujeto
a la terminaci6n del empleo al final
del perfodo de servicio.
La political de rotaci6n de cinco
afios no se aplica a los empleados
que fueron empleados permanentes

tor de la escuela, presentarA la case
de 1980 al Dr. Charles L. Latimer,
subdirector de las Escuelas de
Dependientes del Departamento de
Defense, Regi6n de PanamA, quien
exhortarA a los graduandos.
El Dr. Latimer- y el Dr. James
Wolf, jefe de la Divisi6n de Educa-
ci6n, DODDS-PanamA, harAn en-
trega de los diplomas. Les asistiran
Roland Rodriguez y Francesca
D'Anselmo, Sefior y Seflorita Es-
cuela Secundaria de Balboa.
Despu6s de la presentaci6n de los
diplomas, el Teniente Coronel Hunt
impartirA la bendici6n y la banda de
la escuela interpretarA "Pompa y
Circunstancia" comic punto final.
La ceremonia religiosa, de la
Escuela Secundaria de Balboa se
celebrarA el domingo, 1� dejunio, a
las 2:30 p.m. en el auditorio de la

de la Compafiia del Canal de
PanamA o del Gobierno de la Zona
del Canal antes de la entrada en-
vigor del tratado y (1) que fueron
nombrados permanentemente el 1�
de octubre de 1979 a posiciones en
la Comisi6n sin interrupci6n de ser-
vicio; (2) que fueron empleados per-
.manentes afectados por la reduc-
ci6n de personal del 30 de septiem-
bre de 1979 y que volvieron a
nombrar permanentemente a posi-
ciones en la Comisi6n antes del 10
de abril de 1980; o (3) que fueron
empleados transferidos al Departa-
mento de Defensa el 1� de octubre
de 1979 y posteriormente regresa-
ron a la Comisi6n sin interrupci6n
de servicio. La 1ltima exclusi6n esti
sujeta a revision por el Administra-
dor a base de casos individuals.
SCon ,elpbjeto de permitir a la
Comisi6n reclutar y retener indivi-
duos capacitados esenciales a la
administraci6n, operaci6n y mante-
nimiento del Canal, ciertas catego-
rias ocupacionales no estAn sujetas
a la limitaci6n de cinco alios. Entre
estos estAn los prActicos del Canal,
cuya exclusion de la political de
rotaci6n sera revisada dentro de tres
afios, y los aprendices no paname-

Administrador a base de casos
Ademis, se podrA excluir cual-
quier empleado de la polftica de
rotaci6n por justificadas razones
administrativas. Un empleado en
esta categorfa no estarA sujeto mis
tarde a la rotaci6n a menos que 61 o
ella tenga una interrupci6n en el ser-
vicio de mis de un dia y posterior-
mente lo vuelvan a nombrar a una
posici6n que no est6 exenta del sis-
tema de rotaci6n. S61o el servicio
con la Comisi6n podrA contarse
hacia la limitaci6n de cinco afios.
No es necesario que el servicio sea
continue pero debe haberse desem-
pefiado despu6s del 30 de septiem-
bre de 1979.
S61o se otorgarAn extensions a
los periods de servicio mas alli de
la limitaci6n de cinco afios cuando
no haya panamefios id6neos para
las posiciones, o segfin lo determine
el Administrador.
i Ojo!

* El vuelo fletado del 27 de
agosto hacia Miami ha sido can-
celado debido a la falta de
* El Comit6 Asesor de Resi-
dentes de Margarita se reunirA el
mi6rcoles, 4 de junior, a las 7 p.m.,
en la Biblioteca de la Escuela Pri-
maria de Margarita. El orador
invitado para la ocasi6n serA
Bryan Warren, gerente de las
Tiendas Militares en el sector
Atlintico. Se insta a todos los
residents a asistir.
* La Oficina de Servicios
Recreativos en el Gimnasio de
Balboa anuncia que la oficina y el
gimriasio estarAn cerrados *al
ptblico el viernes, 6 de junior, y el
sibado, 7 de junior debido a las
ceremonies de graduaci6n.

Escuela Secundaria de Balboa

celebrara graduaci6n Junio 6

Ij - / ,711,7


Mayo 30, 1980

do muisica
La Banda de Jazz Preservation
Hall de Nueva Orleans, de fama
mundial, dara una sola funci6n en
PanamA el lunes, 2 de junio a las
7:30 p.m. en el Teatro de Balboa. El
program, esta patrocinado por la
Embajada de los Estados Unidos y
Jazz Unlimited.
La m6sica de la Banda de Jazz
Preservation Hall abunda en alegria
cordial, caracteristica del estilo de,
Nueva Orleans. Cada nfmero de su
variado repertorio, desde los espiri-
tuales y "blues" hasta los favorites
tales como "El Manicero", "Pana-
ma", "When the Saints Go Mar-
ching In" y "Clarinet Marmalade",
es interpretado sinceramente con lo
mejor de su habilidad a fin de entre-
tener y traer felicidad a todas las
Los boletos para la funci6n pue-
den adquirirse en el sector Pacifico,
en el YMCA de Balboa y en la
Biblioteca Amador-Washington, si-
tuada en la Avenida Balboa,
esquina con la Avenida Federico
Boyd, de 10 a.m. a 7 p.m., de lunes a
viernes, y.en las oficinas del Puerto
de Nueva Orleans en el Edificio
Tapia en la Avenida Justo Arose-
mena y Calle 31, de 8 a.m. hasta el
mediodia y de 2 a 5 p.m. o Ilamando
al 25-8780. En el sector AtlAntico,
los boletos pueden adquirirse en
Col6n en Radio "Dick". Para
mayores informes llame al 64-2074,;1
al 24-6467 o al 24-7443.

Feria Medieval
en el Valent
"Horizontes Medievales - Una
Feria de Artes Libres" es el pro-
grama que presentara el Centro
Recreativo Valent mafiana, 31 de
mayo, comenzando al mediodia. El
tema de la feria es "ijOlvidese de sus
problems y disfrute del dia!" El
program se iniciara con un colo-
rido "Faire Procession", en que
todos los integrantes de la compa-
flia vestiran aut6nticos disfraces
medievales. Despu6s de la proce-'
si6n, el Mercado Festivo pondra eri
escena, durante todo el dia, artes
medievales tales como titeres, ma-
gia, esgrima, ballet y demostracio-
nes artesanos.
Se llevarA a cabo sorteos de pre-
mios, que incluyen fines de semana
en el Holiday Inn de PanamA yen el
Hotel Panamonte de Boquete, asi
como tambi6n cenas para dos en

Los mdsicos de la Banda de Jazz Preservation Hall que ejecutan el contagioso ritmo sincopado de
swing traditional deleitardn a los entusiastas istmeflos del jazz, en un concerto fijado para el lunes
por la noche en el Teatro de Balboa.

algunos de los mejores restaurants
de Panami. Se invita al piblico a
este singular festival y la entrada es

Conversaci6n on espaflol
on el YMCA de Balboa
Los dias 2 y 3 de junio en el
YMCA de Balboa se iniciaran tres
meses de classes de conversaci6n en
espafiol. Las classes nocturnas se
reunirAn los lunes y mi6rcoles, para
los niveles de principiante, interme-
dio e intermedio avanzado. Tam-
bi6n se ofreceran classes de dia con
6nfasis en el espafiol "casero" a fin
de poder desenvolverse en el uso
diario del idioma Estas classes ten-
dran lugar los martes yjueves porla
mafiana, para los niveles de princi-
piante e intermedio. Para mayor
informaci6n, Ilame al director del
program al 52-2759 o al 52-2839.

La pr6xima reuni6n del club de
radioaficionados sera celebrada el
jueves, 5 de junio a las 7:30 p.m. en
el USO-J. Se invita a los radioafi-
cionados a asistir a dicha reuni6n y
compartir informaci6n con otros

Clases do arte
culinario maxicano
Ocupe su tiempo libre apren-
diendo a preparar platos nuevos. El
Centro Recreativo Valent ofrece
lecciones de arte culinario mexi-
cano a partir del mi6rcoles 11 de
junio, de 6:30 a 8:30 p.m. La clase
tiene una duraci6n de seis semanas.
Para mAs informaci6n puede lla-
marse al Centro Recreativo Valent
al 87-4201.

Tornoo de golf para
la gentle joven
El Torneo de Golf Junior Anual
de la Mutual de Omaha, patroci-
nado por la Asociaci6n de Golf Afi-
cionado de PanamA (PAGA), ten-
drA lugar los dias 9, 10 y 11 dejunio
en los campos de golf de Brazos
Brook, Summit y Amador, respecti-
vamente. El torneo estA abierto a
muchachos y muchachas entire los
nueve y 18 afios de edad. No hay que
pagar cuota de admisi6n. Los for-
mularios de inscripci6n y detalles
adicionales pueden obtenerse en
cualquier tienda de los clubes de
golf istmefios. El 7 de junior es el
1ltimo dia para entregar las solicitu-
des. Para mayores informes Ilame al
president de PAGA William Nic-
kisher al 52-6661.

Program de lectura
para niifos
La Biblioteca de Fuerte Clayton
ofrecera un program de lectura
durante los meses de junio y julio a
fin de ayudar a los nifios de edad
escolar a mantener si eficiencia en
la lectura durante las vacaciones.
Las horas de cuento deleitarAn a los
nifios. Se necesitan voluntarios para
ayudar con este program. Sirvase
llamar al 87-3806.

Competencia do tiro
La Asociaci6n Istmica Claybird
celebrara una competencia de tiro al
platillo, el domingo, 1� de junio a
las 10 a.m. en el Poligono de Tiro de
Gamboa. El program coftstara de
50 competencias individuals de 16
yards; 50 handicaps; y 50 doubles.
Se otorgarin trofeos a los indivi-
duales Clase A y Clase B, doubles
altos, handicaps altos y totales.
Traiga su almuerzo. La parrilla
para asar care estara disponible.
Se invita al pfblico a asistir.

So necesitan instructors
He aqui la oportunidad de ganar
algtin dinero y al mismo tiempo
hacer un aporte a la nifiez. El
Program Recreativo de Verano de
las Actividades de J6venes Depen-
dientes (DYA) necesita instruc-
tores. El program se iniciarA el 30
de junio y terminarA el 8 de agosto.
Llame al DYA al 874408 o al 87-
3908 y hAgales saber lo que puede
hacer para ayudarles.

Reposteria para
El Centro Recreativo Valent esta
ofreciendo un curso singular de
reposteria para principiantes, los
martes por la noche, de 6:30 a 8:30.
Las classes comienzan el 3 de junio y
tienen una duraci6n de ocho sema-
nas. Para mayor informaci6n, llame
al Centro Valent al 87-4201. iCuAn
dulce es!

Clase do bailey
y ejorcicios
Acondicionamiento fisico al son
de la mfisica. El Centro Recreativo
Valent esta ofreciendo classes de bai-
le/ejercicio a partir del 2 de junio,
de 6 a 7 p.m. Las classes tendrAn
lugar los lunes y miercoles. Para
mayores informes, comuniquese
con el centro al 87-4201.

Classes doe esgrima
Las classes de esgrima continfian
ofreci6ndose en el Centro Recrea-
tivo Valent los martes yjueves a las
8 p.m. Los estudiantes nuevos inte-
resados en inscribirse en el cursor
que comienza en junio deberin 11: '
mar a la Oficina de Deportes al 87-
4353 o al 87-4357 y dejar su nombre
y nfimero de tel6fono. Touch.

Lecciones do bailey
de verano
El 4 de junio en el YMCA de Bal-
boa se iniciarAn las classes de ballet,
jazz y zapateado. La Academia de
Danza de PanamA proporcionarA
los instructors. Las classes se
reiinen los mi6rcoles y viernes a las
2:30 p.m. Se celebrara una reuni6n
especial para los padres de futures
estudiantes, el 4 de junio, a las 5
p.m., en el 'Y'. Para mayores infor-
mes puede llamar al 52-2759 o al 52-

Classes de nataci6n
on el 'Y' de Balboa
Una nueva sesi6n de classes de
nataci6n de ocho semanas de dura-
ci6n se iniciarA el 31 de mayo en el
YMCA de Balboa. Todas las edades
podrin asistir. Tambi6n habrA
sAbados de nataci6n familiar con
instrucci6n a tarifas especiales.
Para mayor informaci6n, Ilame al
'Y' de Balboa al 52-2759.

Campamentos de verano
El 'Y' de Balboa esta ofreciendo
cuatro campamentos de verano de
dos semanas de duraci6n comen-
zando el 9 de junio. Los temas y las
fechas son: Campamento 1: 9 de
junio, Arena y Mar; Campamento
2: 23 de junio, Naturaleza; Campa-
mento 3: 7 dejulio, Naves Estelares
y el Espacio; Campamento 4: 21 de
julio, Alegria del Circo. Los campa-
mentos son celebrados de lunes a
viernes, de 9 a.m. al mediodia, y
s61o cuestan $28 por campamento.
HabrA numerosas actividades y
recorridos especiales en el campo.
Ya pueden inscribir a los nifios entire
los cuatro y diez afios de edad en el
vestibulo del YMCA.

Clases do nataci6n
para adults
La Piscina de Margarita ofrece
classes de ejercicio y de nataci6n
para adults a todo nivel. La piscina
tambi6n ofrece nataci6n de 50
millas y un program de acondicio-
namiento fisico. Se aceptan inscrip-
ciones durante todo el afio, y las
classes se refinen de lunes a viernes.
Para mayor informaci6n, Ilame a la
oficina de la piscina al 43-7229.

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Universidad de Oklahoma
El Dr. Joe Studebaker, subdi-
rector de Programas Avanzados en
la Universidad de Oklahoma estara
en PanamA del 8 al 17 de junio. El
Dr. Studebaker invita a todas las
personas interesadas, futures estu-
diantes, y estudiantes de todas las
ramas de especializaci6n a tratar
con 61 cualesquier asuntos relatives
al program.
El program de graduado de la
Universidad de Oklahoma se ofrece
en el Area de PanamA desde enero de
1972 y ofrece titulos de maestria en
cinco campos distintos: Relaciones
Humanas, Administraci6n Piblica,
Psicologia Educativa, Administra-
ci6n y Administraci6n de Negocios.
Para mayotes informes sobre la
Universidad de Oklahoma, Ilame o
visite las oficinas. En el sector Paci-
fico, la oficina estA situada en el
Cuarto 300 del Edificio 808 en
Albrook y en el sector AtlAntico en
el Edificio 32 del Centro de Educa-
ci6n de Fuerte Davis. Para hacer
una cita llame a los tel6fonos 86-
2328 o al 89-3308.

Classes do yoga
Se ofrecen classes de yoga en el
USO-J cada sabado a las 7 p.m.
Siete sesiones cuestan $27. Para
obtener informaci6nh sobre la ins-
cripci6n, Ilame al 52-5972.

Classes de corte y
A partir del 4 dejunio, en el Cen-
tro Recreativo Valent se ofreceran
classes de core y confecci6n para
principiantes. Las classes se reinen
los mi6rcoles por la noche de 6:30 a
10, y tienen. una duraci6n de ocho
semanas. Para mayor informaci6n
puede Ilamarse al Centro Recrea-
tivo Valent al 87-4201.

Exhibici6n de
Una Exhibici6n de Gimnasia
Juvenil, patrocinada por la Oficina
de 'Servicios Recreativos de la
Comisi6n del Canal de Panami ten-
drA lugar el 31 de mayo alas 10 a.m.
en el Gimnasio de la Escuela Secun-
daria de Balboa.
J6venes entire los 8 y 13 afios de
edad tomarAn parte en la exhibi-
ci6n, que estara dividida en tres
categories: "Principiante", "Inter-
media", y "Avanzada".
Todos los empleados de la Comi-
si6n del Canal de PanamA y sus
dependientes y otros interesados en
gimnasia estin invitados a asistir.


Mavn 10 1Q0R

Entregan premios por excelencia

en escuelas de Crist6bal y Balboa

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Cecily Redhead compare el feliz moment con
su madre despuds de recibir un premio por
obtener la calificaci6n A en todas las materials
durante el actual afo escolar.

Linda Brindley, president de la
Asociaci6n de Estudiantes da la
bienvenida a los asistentes a la
ceremonia de la Noche de Entrega de
Premios de la Escuela Secundaria de
Balboa. Linda fue honrada durante la
ceremonia por su sobresaliente indice
academico, asi como tambidn por su
notable logro en ingles.

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Entre los que fueron honrados durante la Ceremonia de
Entrega de Premios de la Escuela de Primer Ciclo y
Secundaria de Crist6bal estdn Mark Necessary y Jennie
Parker, que recibieron $1,000 cada uno del Club de Esposas
S- de Oficiales del Atldntico; y Douglas Hobson y Scot Slimon
Squienes recibieron $1,600 cada uno para asistir a la
universidad de su preferencia. Scot Slimon tambidn recibi6 un
nombramiento para cursar studios en la Academia de la
Marina Mercante en Kings Point. Robert Fry, que no aparece
John Rydlund acepta su nombramiento a la en la foto, recibi6 un nombramiento a la Academia Militar de
Academia de la Marina Mercante de manos del West Point.
Capitdn Phillip Tomlet. Foto por Arthur Pollack
Fotos por Arthur Pollack "

Vincent Bugeja y Bill Guinn exhiben
orgullosamente sus nombramlentos a
la Academia Militar de West Point.

La banda de la Escuela de Primer Cicto y Secundaria de
Crist6bal inicia la ceremonia del Dia de Entrega de Premios.
hM - A M _M

Theresa Arrington, jefa del comit6 de premios del Club Isthmian College,
entrega becas por valor de $5,500 a John Walters, Michele Gardill, Theresa
However y William Niemann.

Charles Gordon, Vincent Bugeja y Linda Simons,
de la Escuela Secundaria de Balboa, ganaron
nombramientos a la Academia de la Fuerza Area.

Los finalists en el Programa de Becas Presidenciales, Michele Gardill, Carla
Ormsbee y Bill Guinn, reciben sus premios de manos del Administrador de la
Comisi6n D. P. McAuliffe, derecha, y del director de la Escuela Secundaria de
Balboa Dr. W. E. Bondurant.

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Paigina 4


Los feligreses ayudan al Padre Lynch a

festejar 30 anfos de labor humanitarian

Por Susan Hall Liang
El Padre Francis A. Lynch,
C.M., pdrroco de la Iglesia Saint
Mary y capellin delegado a las
Fuerzas Armadas norteamericanas
en Panama, celebrard el 3 dejunio el
XXX aniversario de su ordenaci6n.
Conocido por su profundo interns
en las personas, el Padre Lynch ha
pasado 26 de esos 30 afios como
cura en el area del Canal.
Para conmemorar el aniversario
y para mostrar su apreciaci6n por
todo lo que el Padre Lynch ha
hecho a lo largo de los afios, los feli-
greses han ordenado 1,000 medallas
de una mezcla de niquel y plata. Los
ingresos de la venta de las medallas
serviran para pagar su acuflaci6n y
las utilidades serin para el Padre
Lynch como regalo de aniversario.
Cuando el Padre Lynch arrib6
por primera vez a Panama en 1950,
vivi6 en Col6n y trabaj6 en Gatfin y
en el Hospital de Col6n. Mas tarde
trabaj6 en Balboa, Paraiso, Pedro
Miguel y Red Tank. Despu6s de 12
afios regres6 a los Estados Unidos.
Recordando sus primeros afios
en Panama, el Padre Lynch dijo,
"Me sentia como un misionero y me
encantaba", afiadiendo, "Habia que
caminar much en esos dias. Practi-
camente iba de puerta en tpuerta.,
Comentando sobre la cantidad de
ceremonies matrimoniales que ha-*
bia realizado, dijo sonriendo, "Me
llamaban 'Sam el casamentero'."
Su primera asignaci6n en los
Estados Unidos fue en Filadelfia
ciudad donde habia nacido 59 afios
antes y sede de la Casa Matriz de su
orden, San Vicente de Pail. De alli,
fue a ensefiar teologia en la Univer-
sidad de Niagara en Niagara Falls y
lieg6 a'Trabajar en la Parioquia de
San Juan en Brooklyn.
Despu6s de cuatro afios regres6 a
Panama a vivir en Balboa para
hacerse cargo de la Capilla del
Sagrado Coraz6n. El afio pasado
fue nombrado pastor y superior de

Foto por Kevin Jenkins
Demostrando otra manera como 61, "trabaja con la gente", el
Padre Lynch, oriundo de Pennsylvania y aficionado a los cuentos .
humoristicos, indudablemente apreciaria el viejo relato sobre el
escultor que, al preguntdrsele, "eC6mo se empieza a hacer un
busto de un hombre?", respondi6, "Oh, sencillamente tomo un
gran bloque de arcilla y recorto todo to que no se parezca a 6l".

la Iglesia de Saint Mary por un t6r-
mino de tres afios.
"La mejor parte de ser cura es el
trabajar con la gente", dijo. "Algu-
nas veces las personas s6lo necesi-
tan que alguien las escuche. Me
gusta ser capaz de hacer eso, de
ofrecer consuelo y'de ayudar a las
personas a que aprendan c6mo
solucionar sus problemss.

sus comunicaciones.
El: TPadre Lynch' -.dijd que' loi i,1
encuentros han tenido buenos resul-
tados y que muchas parejas han
regresado donde 61 para decirle que
hubiesen deseado .conocer antes
esas t6cnicas de comunicaci6n y la
diferencia que ese encuentro ha
hecho a sus vidas.
En su tiempo libre le gusta pintar

Su interns porayuda r las perso- , y esculpir y especialmente,jugar
nas "a solucionar sus problems" lo golf, pero usualmente puede encon-
llev6 a organizer un encuentro trArsele realizando todas las funcio-
anual matrimonial de un fin de nes de un cura parroco. Cuando se
semana que se han realizado le pregunt6 que haria si pudiese
durante siete afios. El encuentro es retroceder el tiempo, el Padre
para parejas que tienen un buen Lynch dijo, "Lo volveria a hacer
matrimonio y que desean mejorar todo nuevamente".

Mayo 30, 1980


Lista de Vacantes y Traslados

Para Empleados
Consilderacl6n do Reaceanso: Los empleados que pasaron a grados inferiores el lode octubrede 1979
a causa de la reducci6n de personal, tendrAn derecho automAticamente a consideraci6n preferencial para su
reascenso a cualquiera de las siguientes vacantes permanentes para las cuales sean id6neos. No obstante, como
double verificaci6n, los empleados que creen tener derecho a tal consideraci6n preferencial deberAn solicitar las
vacantes en las cuales est6n interesados e indicar en su solicitud que fueron colocados en grados inferiores
debido a la reducci6n de personal. La consideraci6n de candidates para reascenso tendrd lugar antes de
proceder a Ilenar la posici6n mediante el process competitive.
Todo solicitante capacitado rccibira consideraci6n para los empleos sin distinci6n de raza, religion, color,
origen national, sexo, edad partidarismo y afiliaci6n political, impedimento fisico, o cualquier otro factor que
no sea de m6rito. Deberi someterse una solicitud por separado para cada uno de los empleos que aparecen en
la list. Los salaries base indleados s continuaei6n serin ajustados de acuerdo con el Salarlo Base del Area de
Panami, el Salarlo Base del Area del Canal, el Salario Base para Contratad6n en el Area de Panama (pars
especlallzaclones criticas) o el Salario Base de los Estados Unidom, seg6n la elegibilldad del sollcitante
escogido. Al salarlo de los ciudadanos estadounidenses elegibles se le afadiri una asignaci6n para Impuestos y
un diferencial tropical. Ademis, se le afladiri un incentive pars la contratacl6n y retend6n de personal al
salarlo base applicable a los empleados contratados fuera de la Repdblica de Panama. Solamente se aceptardn
solicitudes de empleados con condici6n de carrera si no hay otros solicitantes en la Lista de Reempleo

Verificador de Carga, NM-3 (Las primeras
40 horas) (Se require saber ingl6s) .... $7,051.20
Primer Maquinista, Remolcador, FE-14 (Se require
tener licencia y trabajar en turnos) ....... $11.62
Oficinista, NM-41 (Bilingle) (Se require
trabajar en turnos).................. $7,737.60
Oficinista-Mecan6grafa, NM-3 (Se require
saber espaftol) (Tiempo parcial-miximo
de 30 horas) ............................ $3.39
Oficinista-Mecan6grafa, NM-4 (Tiempo
Parcial-miximo de 30 horas) ............ $3.72
Oficinista-Esten6grafa,' NM-5'
(Se require saber espafiol)............ $8,403.20
Electricista (Planta de Energia
El6ctrica) MG-10 ..................:.... $8.03
Obrero, MG-2 .............. ............... $3.13
Capataz de Mantenimiento de Equipo M6vil, MS-10
(Se require saber ingl6s y
tener licencia de conductor) .............. $10.30
Marinero de Remolcadores, MG-7 (Se require
saber nadar y trabajar en turns) .......... $3.56
Ama de Llaves (Residencia del Administrador),
NM-3/4* (Bilingt1e).
i Pnmeras 40 horas)i.. ..,. ..-- $7,0L 2i1i.ia$.7.70
Operario de Equipo de Micro6pelictiai. N M-3 "
(Tiempo parcial-miximo 30 horas) ... $7,051.20
Ingeniero Civil, NM-I
(MAximo de I aflo) ................ $20,092.80
Oficinista-Mecan6grafa, NM-3'
(Hasta el 30/9/80) .................. $7,051.20
MecAnico Laminador, MG-10
(Hasta el 30/9/80) .................. ..... $8.03

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iSe require tn examen escrito.
U2unta de Inspectores Locales.
*Esta posici6n estA exclulda del sistema de m6rito.
Las solicitudes deben presentarse al Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones Edificio 366, Anc6n, o en el Edificio
1105, Crist6bal, usando el Formulario 443, SOLICITUD PARATRASLADO, en un plazo no mayordesiete
(7) dias calendarios despu6s de a fecha de esta publicaci6n. Este plazo de 7 dfas esta sujeto a pr6rroga a
petici6n de la Divisi6n que anuncia la vacant o como decide el Jefe del Ramo dc Empleo y Colocaciones. Los
requisitos pueden ser revisados en la Biblioteca y Museo. Pueden obtenerse mfs informes en el Ramo de
Empleo y Colocaciones, telffonos 52-3583, 52-7996 6 43-1288. Las personas calificadas que tengan
impedimentos fisicos pueden llamar o visitar al Coordinador del Prosgama para la Colocaci6n de Personas
Impedidas a fin de se r assoradas con respect a las vacintes que aparecen arriba. La oficina del Coordinador
estA situada en el Edificio 366. Anc6n, telffono 52-7570.

Archivos de la Comisi6n estan bien ordenados

Por Janet Len-Rios

LSabia usted que el tiempo pro-
medio que se debe emplear para
sacar un articulo de los archives no
debe tomar mas de tres minutes? Si
le toma mas que eso, hay algo malo
en el sistema, dice Thomas W. Wad-
low, director de la Secci6n de Dis-
posici6n de Registros de los Archi-
vos Nacionales y Servicio de
Registros en Washington, D.C. No
existen en ninguna agencia guber-
namental condiciones que pudieran
obviar la aplicaci6n de ese prome-
dio de tres minutes.

jLSabia usted ademAs que al final
del filtimo afio fiscal el gobierno
federal estadounidense tenia apro-
ximadamente 32 millones de pies
c6bicos de registros? LY que en el
sistema federal en el curso de un aflo
una direcci6n de un departamento
genera mis registros que lo que
genera toda la Comunidad BritA-
nica de Naciones en el mismo
period de tiempo?

Estos son algunos de los aspects
secundarios e interesantes que se
mencionaron en el reciente curso de
Disposici6n de Registros y Mante-
nimiento de Archivos presentado
por Wadlow en el Centro de Adies-
tramiento. Wadlow vino al Istmo a
solicitud de la Divisi6n de Servicios
Administrativos a fin de dar adies-
tramiento general en el.manejo de
los archives de la Comisi6n.
Muchos tendemos a echar a un
lado la importancia de archivar y

conservar registros, considerando
que el tema es aburrido. Por suerte,
hay numerosas personas que opi-
nan distinto-afortunadamente por-
que, al mrirar el mantenimiento de
registros desde otro punto de vista,
preserve datos de actualidad que
algfin dia pasarAn a ser historic.
Pero el proporcionar material
para los futures historiadores no es
de ninguna manera la 6nica finali-
dad de la administraci6n de regis-
tros. La preservaci6n de. registros
es; en efecto, esencial a la operaci6n
cotidiana de cualquier organiza-
Los sistemas de archives guber-
namentales son establecidos por ley
y estin sujetos a normas federales
especificas. Se require que cada
jefe de cada agencia federal esta-
blezca, mantenga y control los
archives de esa'agencia. Los repre-
sentantes de los Archivos Naciona-
les y Servicio de Registros pueden
en cualquier moment efectuar una
inspecci6n a fin de cerciorarse que
la agencia esta cumpliendo con lo
establecido. Si no cumple, pueden
exigir que se tomen medidas correc-
tivas dentro de determinado perio-
do de tiempo. Si la agencia auin no
cumple el asunto puede ser'llevado
al congress o aun al president.
El Ramo de Administraci6n de
Registros, bajo la supervision de la
Division de Servicios Administrati-
vos, ejerce control sobre los archi-
vos de la Comisi6n que demuestren
lo que esti haciendo la agencia; es
decir, informaci6n que indica el de-
sarrollo orgAnico, misiones, progra-

mas, political y transacciones esen-
ciales de la agencia que finalmente
terminarin en los archives centrales
gubernamentales. Wadlow afirm6
que una mayor preocupaci6n de los
Archivos Nacionales y Servicio de
Registros es la de preservar un regis-
tro de lo que ha transcurrido en la
Zona del Canal y con la Comisi6n
para la posteridad; y, para el afio
2000, que los registros de valor per-
durable, correctamente identifica-
dos, sean transferidos a los archives
federales en los Estados Unidos.
La disposici6n de los archives de
una agencia, cuiles deberain conser-

varse y por cuinto tiempo, com-
prenden decisions a nivel de
Algunos registros nunca se des-
truyen. Como jefe de la Secci6n de
Disposici6n de Registros, Wadlow
supervise a 16 evaluadores de archi-
vos que repasan los documents
para determinar su retenci6n per-
manente o su disposici6n. Todos
tienen antecedentes en historic y
estin capacitados para hacer reco-
mendaciones para retener como
archives aquellos registros con
valor perdurable.
Un sistema 16gico es esencial para

la administraci6n de registros. A
Wadlow le gusta contar de una ofi-
cina que visit y que tenia un
archivo marcado, "Miscelineo-Ge-
neral". Wadlow, sefiala que si no se
sabe lo que es o no se puede descri-
bir, es muy dudoso que el material
deba reposar en la oficina.
LY c6mo encontr6 los archives de
la Comisi6n del Canal de Panama?
Bien ordenados, segfin Wadlow,
quien felicit6 al Ramo de Adminis-
traci6n de Registros diciendo que,
en su opinion, "estin realizando
una gran labor considerando lo
enorme y lo dificil de la tarea".

Foto por Arthur Pollack
Todos miran fijamente a Thomas W. Wadlow, quien explica algunos aspects de la disposici6n de
registros y mantenimiento de archives. Treinta y ocho empleados de la Comisi6n asistieron al
reciente curso de adiestramiento.