The Panama Canal spillway =
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00094771/01315
 Material Information
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 1, 1981
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
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Classification: lcc - HE538 .A37
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System ID: UF00094771:01315
 Related Items
Preceded by: Spillway
Succeeded by: Faro (Balboa, Panama)

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just the opposite in regard to the
effect of increased coal exports on
Canal traffic Quotiing directly fIrom
the Econoriinst' report ihe Com-
mission Secretar\ said that .lihough
'"there is no' doubl ihat Ii e'p\ pori

increase -reaCl, diJing the ni'.i t'.P.

A life mnuiance program 101 all
permanent emplo'.,ee4 I the Com-
mission. DOD. and other U S
Government agencies, who' were
hired after October 1, 1979. and are
not currently insured under the
Federal Employees Group Life
Insurance (FEGLI) program, is
being offered by the Panama Canal
Area Group Insurance Board.
Non-U.S.-citizen employees who
were hired after October 1, 1979,
and are not eligible for coverage
under FEGLI, may enroll in this life
insurance program that will provide

nuallk and more than $40 million in
ioll1 revenue
"In addition to the reduction- in
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sur% i or tbern ll iWt their l:iniille;
The amount of liie insurance .' an
cmploIee ma, carn\ is determined
by the employee's annual basic
salary. The biweekly premium is a
fixed 35 cents per $ 1,000 of basic life
insurance. For example, if an
employee's annual basic salary is
between $4,000 and $5,000, the
employee will pay a premium per
pay period of $1.75 for a basic
minimum coverage of $5,000.
In addition to employee coverage,
the same life insurance program
(Continued on page 3)

positions,. programs. reports, pro-
lect and correspondence in oh ing
the presentation ul information to
committees and members of Con-
gre.,. ho Ithe Commi-sion Board 1of
Director,. .nd i0 others in mailters
reouirinlh ih auienrii n -I ihe

len ' emr l -:. %peril'ce in all
jreai 01 the: Ollice >1 Per.onnel
\dinirii..iration hlu' prepared \ i-
djufiri or hi challenge! ~ hich eli
i h,.t-J I 'iir;nj iho', e el . ear_
\ i,. ,.iri .hjrprencd her organiza-
onAri l dl. il learned ho,' to inter-
pret e\itiing pohcie�. gained a
working g knowledge ol Spanish and.
perhaps most important, she said in
a recent interview, learned where to
go for information.

Gathering information for review
by the Board of Directors when
making decisions is an important
part of Vidaurri's new position.
However, this is not a new re-
sponsibility for her since she has
organized and prepared several
major projects for the Canal or-

S 4 ri

Photo by Arthur Pollack
Marta Picota, left, general manager of Aceti-Oxigeno, S.A., and Flora Sdnchez, right, publicity
assistant for Kodak Panama, Ltd., were guest speakers at a Secretary's Week luncheon sponsored
by the Federal Women's Program of the Commission's Office of Equal Opportunity. Also attending
the luncheon were Commission Administrator D. P. McAuliffe, second from left, andBruceA. Quinn,
Equal Opportunity Director.

CANAift of the Panama Canal Museum

More Than 66 Years of Service to World Commerce -

The Panama Canal Spillway

Vol. XIX, No. 34 Friday, May 1, 1981

PCC position on oil pipeline impact

misrepresented in local news media

A story that appeared recently in
the Panamanian news media pur-
porting to quote from a memoran-
dum and information paper on
Canal traffic sent by Panama Canal
Commission Secretary Michael
Rhode Jr. to the Board of Directors
of the Canal organization seriously
misrepresented the Commission's
position on the impact of the
proposed trans-Panama oil pipeline.
The story quoted Secretary Rhode
as saying that the Commission
Economist, Richard A. Wainio, had
determined that the volume of
traffic through the Panama Canal
would not be affected by the
construction of an oil pipeline
between Bocas del Toro and Chiri-
qui. According to the story, the
Secretary based this conclusion
upon a report prepared by the
Commission Economist which sup-
posedly said that any drop in traffic
brought about by the pipeline would
be "highly" offset by a large increase
in United States coal exports that
would transit the Canal.
Secretary Rhode's memo to the
Board of Directors did, in fact, state

decades, it is unlikely that the
growth will result in considerable
increases in coal traffic through the
Panama Canal." He was expressing
the Economist's findings that the
amount of coal projected to transit
the Panama Canal will not be
sufficient to offset the loss of the
Alaskan North Slope oil as a result
of the planned trans-Panama pipe-
The Commission's position on the
impact of the oil pipeline was most
recently put forth by Deputy Ad-
ministrator Fernando Manfredo Jr.
in a speech delivered locally to the
National Transportation Associa-
tion on April 9, 1981.
The Deputy Administrator said
the following in regard to the
proposed pipeline:
"When the pipeline becomes
operational, we would expect Canal
traffic to be severely reduced. At a
minimum, nearly all ANS (Alaskan
North Slope) shipments now fore-
cast to move through the Canal will
likely divert to the pipeline system.
This could reduce traffic by as much
as 1,100 large tanker transits an-

for tug services, linehandling and
other navigation services rendered
to ANS vessels that could be lost
would amount to about $6 million in
FY 1983, declining to about $5
million by 1990."
Commission officials emphasize
that while they perceive a financial
impact as a result of the construction
of an oil pipeline, they nevertheless
recognize that Panama's decision on
this project will be based upon the
country's national interests.

Photo by Arthur Pollack

Law Day ceremony takes place today

In keeping with President Ronald
Reagan's proclamation designating
May 1, 1981, as Law Day, U.S.A.,
the Canal Zone Bar Association and
the Panama Canal Chapter of the
Federal Bar Association are co-
sponsoring a Law Day ceremony
today at the U.S. District Court-
room in Ancon. The ceremony will
get under way at 10 a.m. with U.S.
Deputy Marshal Joseph E. Gogins
calling the oyez.
In proclaiming the nations's 24th
annual celebration of Law Day,
U.S.A., President Reagan called it
"a special day for reflection on our
heritage of individual freedom and
for rededication to maintaining,
through law, the principles of liberty
which govern this land."
A highlight of this year's ob-
servance of Law Day is the presence
of Judge Guthrie F. Crowe, who
served as U.S. District Judge for the
Canal Zone for nearly 25 years
before his retirement in 1977. Judge
Crowe will be the guest speaker at
today's ceremony and his subject
will be "Law Day and the U.S.

Judge John Baker will preside
over the program of events for Law
Day and will speak briefly on the

Canal continues
In its second year of operation
under the new treaty between the
United States and Panama, the
Panama Canal is continuing its long
tradition of providing efficient serv-
ice to the world maritime com-
munity on a 24-hour-a-day basis.
During the first half of fiscal year
1981, ship transits increased 3.3
percent over the same period last
Despite these gains, the Com-
mission reports a current deficit of
$7 million as a result of soaring fuel
costs and other unanticipated and
inflationary increases in operating
expenses. Further but diminishing
losses are expected by the Com-
mission for the balance of the fiscal
Commission officials, however,
emphasize that the Panama Canal
operation, although subject to the

day's significance; U.S. Air Force
Capt. Howard T. Few Jr., president
of the Panama Canal Chapter of the
Federal Bar Association, will read
President Reagan's Law Day Pro-
clamation; Attorney Betty Olchin,
president of the Canal Zone Bar
Association, will introduce Judge
Crowe; and Attorney Ray J. Mc-
Quary, Cristobal magistrate, will
make the closing remarks.
Officials of the U.S. Embassy, the
Canal Commission, military of-
ficials, members of the Canal Zone
Bar and Panama Bar associations
and members of the civilian and
military communities have been
invited to the ceremony.
Also as a part of the Law Day
observance, a team of civilian and
military lawyers, accompanied by a
representative of the Panama Bar,
last Tuesday and Wednesday took
the Law Day message to junior and
senior high schools on both sides of
the Isthmus and talked to students
about the United States system of
government and the meaning of Law
Following the Law Day ceremony
at the District Court, a no-host
reception in honor of Judge Crowe
is being held at the Albrook Officers

efficient service
same inflationary pressures and
economic fluctuations affecting
other business enterprises, is finan-
cially viable and able to meet all of
its fiscal obligations.
The Commission administration
has taken steps internally to reduce
expenditures in order to curb the
losses. The austerity measures re-
cently put into effect have been
carefully planned to, avoid im-
pacting on the Canal operation, and
Commission officials state that the
current financial difficulties do not
indicate a need for any immediate
tolls increase.

In the meantime, the Commission
is continuing to make substantial
capital investments to increase the
Canal's capacity and modernize its
operating plant to meet growing
demands anticipated for the future.

New appointment to Office of Executive Administration

Mary K. Vidaurri has recently
been appointed to the position of
assistant director, policy and board
coordination in the Office of Ex-
ecutive Administration. The ap-
pointment makes her one of the nine
top-ranking women in the Canal
organization, a group that includes
seven other NM-13 positions and an
NM-14 position.
Vidaurri's new responsibilities
have to do with the formulation and
review of the Canal agency policy

ganization over the 'past several
Vidaurri's most recent experience
with such a project was when she
organized and prepared an in-depth
study for the Board of Directors on
the feasibility of a cost-of-living
allowance for residents of former

Canal Zone townsites.
Vidaurri holds a bachelor's degree
from the University of North
Carolina. She is married to Rudy
Vidaurri, a former Canal area high
school history teacher. They have
two children, Aaron and Alexis, and
reside in Ancon.

New life insurance program set for

those not insured under FEGLI


Acsos in inec r DuIIuinigun I iu
Avenue. It will be given by Pro-
fesora Otilia Arosemena de Tejeira,
an outstanding member of the world
human rights movement. For more
CEPA director, at 25-5091 or 25-




Recreation Services Division re-
cently held the spring archery
tournament for 7- to 17-year-old
youths who had participated in the
archery classes taught by student
aide Maureen Egger at the Balboa
Wade Heaton, with a total of 26
bull's-eyes, won the highest scorer
award for the second consecutive
year and second and third place
winners in the advanced category
were Herbie Raybourn and Ino-
cencio Rodriguez, respectively.
Katherine Procter won the be-
ginner girls' division with Meredith
Miller in second place and Jane
McColl in third.
Eric Jorgensen won first place in
the beginner boys' division, with
Douglas Hechtman in second place
and Devin Kane and Alex Sterling
in third and fourth places, respec-

After instructor Maureen
Egger explains the rudiments
of archery to the beginners'
class, Evelyn Grant and
brother Stephen practice
together. Retrieving their
arrows from the target are,
from left, Devin Kane, Douglas
Hechtman and Eric Jorgensen.
In the photo at far right, David
Miller watches closely as
Maureen demonstrates the
correct archer's stance.

pet rocks, carnival masks, and relief
sculptures. Media include pencil,
ink, watercolor, tempera, magic
marker, string, pastel, acrylic,
scratch board, shading sheets, con-

The display will be open during
regular museum hours of operation.
The public is invited to see the
outstanding artwork being done by
these talented students.

center also otters its memLers cnni
care services from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
during the week as well as the use of
a large library.
The membership fee for the center

The center is located in the basement
of the old Santa Cruz School in
Gamboa. For more information,
call program director Lillian Hinds
at 56-6714 during the day or at 56-
6866 after 5 p.m., on weekdays.

completely forgets about her dopey
boyfriend, Hugo, played by Ted
Cederblom, the real-life brother of
Tom, who plays Birdie. As the plot
,,thickens, .Birlie's .manager, Albert,
played by Randy Tinnin, has an
argument with his fiancee, Rosie,
played by Leonie Critides, who
believes she has wasted her life on a
worthless fellow.

lA l problems are resolved in the YMCA, 52-28 9.


May 1, 1981

/ Carlin
Retirement Party
A retirement party for Bill and
Jeannine Carlin will be held from
6:30 p.m. to midnight on Saturday.
May 16, at the Balboa Elks Lodge
No. 1414. Beer will be available at a
moderate price and set-ups will also
be provided. Dress is informal and
music will be Quinn's "Oldies but
Goodies." Tickets cost $9 per person
and are available from Will Nicki-
sher or Jim Bradley at 52-7714 and
Gil Smith at 52-3287.

Cultural program
The Panamanian-North Amer-
ican Cultural Center (CEPA) is
beginning a new cultural program
which will present a series of lectures
on various topics. This month's
lectures will be delivered by and
about professional women in Pan-
ama. The first lecture is at 7 p.m.,
Thursday, May 7, in the Sal6n de
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Balboa Dive Club
Safari into the Darien Jungle with
the Balboa Dive Club at 7:30 p.m.
on Wednesday, May 6, at the
Albrook Officers' Club Falcon
Room. Guest speaker Gary Cohn
will present slides and commentary
on the Darien and local Indian
cultures, and artifacts will be on
display. You are invited!
Musical program
A musical program will be
presented free tonight at 8 p.m. at
the Balboa Union Church in cel-
ebration of the 25th anniversary of
the Isthmian Chapter of the Amer-
ican Guild of Organists. The pro-
gram will include pipe organ music
played by Susan Deakins, a Bach
cantata sung by mezzo-soprano
Hannah H. Stockwell and classical
choral works performed by the Coro
Miisica Viva under the direction of
Jorge Ledezma. Everyone is invited
to come and enjoy this special
Annual art show
The Balboa High School Art
Department is holding its annual art
show May 7 through 28 at the
Panama Canal Commission Li-
brary-Museum located in the former
Civil Affairs Building on Gaillard
Work by more than 100 students
will be displayed, including figure
drawings, portraits, illustrations,
advertising designs, life drawings,

Cheerleading tryouts
Tryouts for cheerleaders for the
heavy and lightweight squads of the
Balboa Rams football teams will be
held at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
May 6 and Thursday, May 7,
respectively, at the Balboa High
School gym. There will also be a
practice session held on 'Monday,
May 4, at the same time and place.
Registration forms will be available
at the practice session, at the
elementary schools in Balboa and
Curundu, and at the Curundu
Junior High School. The forms
must be completed prior to the
actual tryouts.

Peewee swim meet
The third "Peewee" swim meet is
scheduled for 9 a.m., on Saturday,
May 9, at the Los Rios pool.
Competition will be for all age
groups with a "B" badge. Regis-
tration forms are available at the
pool and prizes will be awarded to
all contestants. The public is invited
to come out and give its support. For
more information and to register,
call 52-6417.
Classes in Santa Cruz
The Santa Cruz Multi-Purpose
Center will soon begin classes in
cake decorating, cooking, wood-
work, upholstery, typing, English,
Spanish, and arts and crafts. Regis-
tration for these classes will be from
5 to 7 p.m., Mondays through
Friday, from May 11 to 22. The

Love may make the world go round, but it's lovers' quarrels that
add spice to theatrical presentations, as is so aptly demonstrated
by Leonie Critides and Randy Tinnin who play Rosie and Albert in
the musical comedy "Bye Bye Birdie."

"Bye Bye Birdie"

The musical comedy, "Bye Bye
Birdie," based on the rock music
craze of the 1950s, but up-dated to
1981, will be a joint production by
the Balboa High School Select
Chorus and the Drama Club, with
musical direction by Ed Carwithen
and stage direction by Richard
The cast includes Tom Cederblom
as Conrad Birdie, a rock singer who
joins the Army, but before leaving
will give one last kiss to a 15-year-
old girl, Kim McAfee. Christina
Davis plays Kim, who becomes
infatuated with Conrad Birdie and

end, of course, in this all-family
musical to be presented at the BHS
auditorium at 8 p.m. on May 1, 2
and 9 and at 1:30 p.m. on May 9.
Tickets cost $3 for adults and $2 for
children under 12. For reservations,
call 52-7902.

Modern dance performance
The U.S. Embassy in cooperation
with the National Concert Associa-
tion of Panama, is presenting the
world-acclaimed, New York-based
modern dance company of Jennifer
Muller and The Works at 8:45 p.m.
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May 8 at the National Theater in
Panama City. Mrs. Muller's com-
pany has delighted audiences in the
United States and abroad. The May
7 performance is sold out. Tickets
for the May 8 performance may be
obtained by calling the National
Concert Association, 25-4951; the
Cultural Affairs Section of the U.S.
Embassy, 64-2071 or the Balboa


fallen, which is 259% above normal. Additional spilling operations may
Records since 1930 show that the become necessary if the level of
most rainfall previously recorded Gatun Lake continues to rise.
for April was 10.9 inches in 1978. However the forecasted high lake
..In the early- hours, of April 18. levels for the coming mrrnnthc wvillho
aiiny people-iwereea-wakened b\ the~ beihfeici'l "for the' generation" -of"
sound of deluges which dropped hydroelectric power at the Madden
2.63 inches of rain over the area in a and Gatun plants.
24-hour period. Meteorological and For those people who may have
Hydrographic Branch personnel been hoping for a few more weeks of
carefully monitored the rivers in the sunshine in May, the unfortunate
watershed area where the Chagres prediction is that a rainy April
was rising at an hourly rate of 7.58 usually means a rainy May.

Recreation sites must be licensed

Prior to October I, 1979, licenses
had been issued by the Canal Zone
Government for approximately 194
boat recreation sites located in the
lake areas between Gamboa and
Barro Colorado and in the vicinity
of Gatun, areas that transferred to
Panama effective with the treaty.
Inspection tours of these areas are
being conducted by officials of the
Republic of Panama and the Pan-
ama Canal Commission in an effort
to establish whether or not they are
still being used by the person or
organization to whom they were last
licensed. Each site visited has been
posted with the following notice:
The Canal Area Real Estate
Bureau of the Ministry of Finance
and Treasury (located on the fourth
floor of the Ministry of Finance and
Treasury Building on Peru A venue

and 33d Street, across from the Lux
Theater) hereby notifies the holder
of this license that in the event an
application has not been filed for a
license for the transition period, this
must be done at this Ministry within
30 days from this notice, otherwise
the license will be revoked.

Inasmuch as all sites might not be
visited within the time period
allowed, all holders of former Canal
Zone Government Boat Recrea-
tional licenses should abide by the
above notice.
For further information, please
call Gladys Diaz, Administrative
Services Division, Panama Canal
Commission, telephone 52-7995, or
Alicia Castillo, Canal Area Real
Estate Bureau, Ministry of Finance
and Treasury, telephone 25-2084.

Panama Canal Spillway

Administrator. Panama Canal Commission
Deputy Administrator
Chief of Public Information Editor
The SPtI..WAY is an official Panama Canal publication. Articles may be reprinted without
further permission by crediting the PANAMA CANAI SPi.I.WAY 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.

Street in Colon.

Pediatric pharmacy
now open at Goraas

A special pediatric pharmacy was
recently opened at Gorgas Army

Located just outside of the
Pediatric Clinic on the first floor of
Section 0, the new pharmacy has its
own patient waiting area and an
adjacent playroom, all designed to
make it as easy as possible for a
parent to get prescribed medicines.

Operating hours for the pediatric
pharmacy are 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
and I to 4 p.m. Monday through

Another new service provided to
parents is the pediatric appointment
system which allows parents to
schedule an appointment for a child
for a specific time. Patients will still
be seen on a walk-in basis, but this
often results in long waits. The
numbers to call to make an
appointment at the Gorgas Pediatric
Clinic are 52-7275, 52-7191 or 52-

Take note
* The Margarita Residents'
Advisory Committee will meet at
7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 6, in
the meeting room of the Mar-
garita Service Center. David A.
Harper, consular agent at the
new U.S. Consular Agency in
Cristobal, will be the guest
speaker. Refreshments will be

* The Cristobal High School
Advisory Committee will hold its
monthly meeting at 2:45 p.m., on
Tuesday, May 5, in the faculty
lounge. All members of the
school community are invited to

(Swimming ability required) .......... $3.20
Wood Crafter, LM -10 ................ $4.48


Clerk-Stenographer, LN-41

Foreman, LS-12 (Not to exceed 6 months)
(Knowledge of English and driver's
license required) .................... $6.44 Motor Transp.

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 of the 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.
I Written test required.
**Critical skill position (for which a need for off-Isthmus recruitment exists).

. -71

June: 2- 3 Marine Bureau
6- 7 General Services Bureau
9-10 Office of Financial Management
13-14 Marine Bureau
16-17 Engineering and Construction Bureau
23-24 Marine Bureau
27-28 Administration
30-July I Office of Personnel Administration

May 1, 1981


Photo by Alberto Acevedo
Lionel R. Worrell, Section I foreman, center left, and Herbert St.
Rose, center right, warehouseman at the Cristobal Storehouse,
display Panama Canal 40-year-of-service awards presented to
them by Michael S. Clipper, left, chief of the Storehouse Division,
at a recent ceremony held at Section B. Dave E. White, chief,
Warehousing Branch, is at right.

Record-setting rains deluge Isthmus

The heavy rains which descended
upon parts of Panama in mid-April
resulted in more than wet holiday
weekends and fresh green lawns.
The fact that April 1981 was the
wettest April on record for Panama
caused concern for personnel of the
Commission's Meteorological and
Hydrographic Branch, who were
suddenly faced with rapidly rising
rivers in the Canal watershed and a
resulting sharp increase in the levels
of Madden and Gatun lakes very
early in the year.
The amount of rainfall that
normally falls on the Canal water-
shed by April 26 is 4.47 inches.
However, as of this April 26, an
incredible 16.04 inches of rain had

feet. At its maximum height during
the heavy rainy period from April 14
to 20, the Chagres was a swirling
torrent of water running 24 feet
above normal. As a result, Madden
Lake quickly rose 16.22 feet during
this period, with Gatun Lake
showing a .62-foot rise.
By Monday, April 27, Madden
Lake had reached its full storage
capacity, which usually does not
occur until November. Personnel of
the Meteorological and Hydro-
graphic Branch carried out a con-
trolled spilling operation by drop-
ping the drum gates at Madden Dam
and transferring more than thirty-
thousand cubic feet of water down
the Chaeres into Gatun Lake.

(Continued from page I)
offers coverage for the whole family;
$3,000 coverage for the spouse and
$1,500 coverage for each child from
age 2 to less than 22 years of age. The
premium rate for dependent cover-
age is 75 cents per pay period.
Additionally, the employee has
the option to increase his or her
basic allowable coverage by 50
percent or by 100 percent, up to a
maximum coverage of $30,000.
The additional 50 percent op-
tional coverage increases the pre-
mium by 50 percent and the
additional 100 percent optional
coverage will double the biweekly
Upon the employee's retirement,
the life insurance plan will continue
to provide a paid-up policy equal to
15 percent of the basic amount
allowable in force on the date of
retirement, provided the employee
has been enrolled in the life
insurance plan for at least five
consecutive years.
Employees who are not now
covered by life insurance are en-
couraged to enroll as soon as
possible to provide this survivor
benefit for their families. En-
rollment cards are available at the
Employee Services Branch, Building
5553, Diablo Heights; the Mutual'of
Omaha main office located in the
Metro Building on Balboa Avenue
and 27th Street in Panama City; and
the Mutual of Omaha branch office
in the V.I.P. Building on Front


Position Vacancy List

Panama area Bureau Lo- Va-
wage or ca- can-
PERMANENT POSITIONS base salaries* Division lion cies
Boilermaker, RM-10** ................ $8.01 Industrial A I
Clerk, LN-4 (Intermittent).......... $7,196.80 Fin. Management A I
Clerk-Stenographer, LN-41 ......... $7,196.80 Canal Support A/P 1/i
Clerk-Stenographer, LM-51......... $7,779.20 Gen. Counsel P 1
Clerk-Typist, LN-31 (Knowledge
of Spanish desirable) ............ $6,718.40 Locks A 1
Clerk-Typist, LN-3' ............... $6,718.40 Canal Support P I
Communications Clerk, LN-3
(Knowledge of Teletyping) ....... $6,718.40 Electrical A I
Crane Operator, LM-I11............... $4.93 Industrial A I
Custodial Worker, LM-I............... $2.90 Canal Support A I
Electrician Helper, LM-5
(Swimming ability required) .......... $3.20 Locks A/P 1/1
Equipment Mechanic Foreman, LS-10 ... $5.82 Industrial A 1
Hammer Runner, LM-6 ............... $3.36 Industrial A I
Instrument Mechanic, LM-11 ........... $4.93 Industrial A 1
Linehandler, LM-4
(Swimming ability required) .......... $3.00 Locks A/P 2/5
Machinist, RM-10** ................. $8.01 Industrial A 3
Machinist Helper, LM-5
(Swimming ability required) .......... $3.20 Locks A/P 3/1
Marine Carpenter, LM-9.............. $4.11 Industrial A 1
Marine Machinist, RM-10** ........... $8.01 Industrial A 9
Marine Machinist Helper, LM-5 ........ $3.20 Industrial A 2
Motor Vehicle Operator, LM-5
(First 40 hours, knowledge of English
and driver's license required) ......... $3.20 Motor Transp. A I
Painting Helper, LM-5 ............... $3.20 Industrial A I
Painting Worker, LM -7 .............. $3.56 Industrial A 2
Painting Worker, LM-7
(Swimming ability required) .......... $3.56 Locks A 2
Pipefitter, LM-8 ..................... $3.81 Industrial A 2
Rigger, RM-10** ..................... $8.01 Industrial A 2
Rigging Worker, LM-8 ............... $3.8r Industrial A 7
Secretary (Stenography), LN-4t ..... $7,196.80 Canal Support P 1
Secretary (Stenography), LN-4/51
(Knowledge of Spanish). $7,196.80/$7,779.20 Motor Transp. P I
Shipfitter, RM-10** ................... $8.01 Industrial A 2
Shipwright Worker, LM-8 ............. $3.81 Industrial A I
Shipwright, LM-10.................... $4.48 Industrial A
Shipwright Helper, LM-5 ............. $3.20 Industrial A P*
Supervisory General Engineer,
LN-9/11 ............ $11,606.40/$14,955.20 Industrial A 1
Tools and Parts Attendant, LM-5 ....... $3.20 Motor Transp. P I
Tug Seaman, LM-7 (Swimming ability
and shift work required) ............ $3.56 Canal Support A 4
Welder Helper, LM-5


A 1

Page 3



Industrial Division
Construction Mgmt. Branch
Maintenance Division
General Services Bureau

DATE: May 5 and 6, 1981
(FECHA: 5 y 6 de Mayo de 1981)
Office of the Administrator
Office of the General Counsel
Office of Executive Planning
Office of Public Information
Office of Equal-Opportunity
Office of Industrial Relations
Office of Financial Management
Accounting Division
Financial Planning Division
Systems Division
General Audit Division
Treasurer's Office
Data Proc. Systems Division
Computer Operations Division
Office of Personnel Administration
Personnel Operations Division
Administrative Services Division
Marine Director
Canal Support Division

Engineering & Constr. Director
Engineering Division
Electrical Division

Maintenance Division
General Services Bureau
Printing Office
Canal Protection Division
Motor Transportation Division
Community Services Division

Storehouse Division
Probation Office
Fire Division
Police Division

All except 3010; 3013; 3014; 3017; 2601

6701- 6702: 6703: 6706 6707 6708

Building .5051, Diablo (Pacific Voters)

HOURS: 0600-2400 (6:00 a.m. to 12 (midnight))
0101; 0107
0105; 0106
0203; 0204
0310; 0315
0801; 0802; 0804; 0805; 0810; 0918; 0920;
0930; 0932; 0936; 1034; 0816; 0818; 0819; 0820
2401; 2403; 2405; 2415
2701; 2705; 2707; 2709; 2803; 2901; 2903;
2905; 2907; 2909
3010; 3013; 3014; 3017
4402; 7301; 7422; 4802; 7512
3701; 3710
5201; 5301 thru 5308; 5314; 5316;
5501 thru 5507; 5516 thru 5520
6704; 6705
8001; 8005*
8201; 8205

Office of Public Information 0
Marine Bureau
Locks Division . 11
Engineering and Construction Bureau
-Maintannartee 4�ivision- -
Electrical Division 2
DATE: May 5 and 6, 1981 HI
(FECHA: 5 y 6 de Mayo de 1981) (H
Marine Bureau
Locks Division 1.
Engineering & Construction Bureau
Engineering Division 2
General Services Bureau
Community Services Division 5:
Fire Division 8
POLLING STATION NO. 5, Rodman Fire Station ani
DATE: May 5 1981 HOURS: I
(FECHA: 5 de Mayo de 1981) (HORAS)

General Services Bureau
Fire Division 8
Cocoli General Services
Office of Health and Safety 8
DATE: May 5 and 6, 1981 f
(FECHA: 5 y 6 de Mayo de 1981) (1

General Services Bureau 3
Fire Division (Gamboa)
Engineering and Construction Bureau
Dredging Division A
Office of Health and Safety 8
Engineering & Construction Bureau
Electrical Division 2
General Services Bureau
Canal Protection Division 3

(Todos Los Empleados(as) Que Desean Votar Tienen Que Presentar

Employees may vote

. On May 5 and 6, 1981, Panama Canal Commission employees will have an
opportunity to vote in the representational election to be conducted by the
i,,.4 0 Federal Labor Relations Authority, the U.S. Government organization
responsible for the administration of the new Federal Service Labor-
Management Relations Statute, Title VII of the Civil Service Reform Act of
Title VII gives each employee the right to form, join, or assist any labor
organization, or to refrain from any such activity, freely and without fear of
penalty or reprisal, and each employee is protected in the exercise of this right.
Therefore, all employees are encouraged to express their free choice of
association at the election on May 5 and 6.
The voting stations and hours of operation are listed below. Employees are
asked to make every effort to vote at the voting station designated for their roll
Sand gang number.
Reasonable official time will be authorized for employees wishing to vote
during the time they would otherwise be at a duty station. Also, employees who
wish to vote but have no means of transportation to the polling station should
. -mw express their needs in this regard to their immediate supervisors.

Empleados votaran e


DATE: May 5 and 6, 1981
(FECHA: 5 y 6 de Mayo de 1981)
Office of Personnel Administration
Human Resources Development Staff
Marine Bureau
Canal Support Division
Engineering & Construction Bureau

HOURS: 0600-1800 (6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)


POLLING STATION NO. 2, Building 5053
Office of Health & Safety 81
Office of Executive Administration 7
Industrial Security 7
Magistrate, Balboa 7T

DATE: May 5 and 6, 1981 HI
(FECHA: 5 y 6 de Mayo de 1981) (HI

POLLING STATION NO. 1, Building 10, Balboa Industrial Area (Pacific Voters)

lanuatu, J U3Lai fii i t, tif u* ia
con respect al efecto que tendria el
aumento de las exportaciones de
carb6n en el trafico por el Canal.
Citando directamente el informed del
-Economistg, el Secretario de la
Comisi6n dijo que, si bien "no cabe
duda de que las exportaciones de
carb6n de los Estados Unidos
(especialmente carb6n para pro-
ducir vapor) aumentaran enorme-
mente durante las pr6ximas dos
d6cadas, es improbable que este

La Junta de Seguro de Grupo del
Area del Canal de PanamA esta
ofreciendo un program de seguro
de vida para los empleados per-
manentes de la Comisi6n, del
Departamento de Defensa y otras
agencies del gobierno de los Estados
Unidos que fueron contratados
despu6s del IQ de octubre de 1979, y
que no estan actualmente protegidos
bajo el program del Seguro Colec-
tivo de Vida de Empleados Fede-
rales (FEGLI).
Los empleados no estadouni-
denses que fueron contratados des-

ingresos por peajes.
"Ademas de las reducciones en
trinsitos e ingresos por peajes, otras
actividades e ingresos relacionados
con los trinsitos se verian afectados
por la p6rdida del negocio del
petr61leo de Alaska. Las estima-
ciones preliminares indican que los
ingresos que podrian perderse por
servicios de remolcadores, manejo
de cables, y otros servicios de
navegaci6n prestados a las em-

pu6s del I� de octubre de 1979, y que
no son elegibles para la cobertura
bajo el FEGLI, pueden inscribirse
en este program de seguro de vida
que proporcionara beneficios de
sobreviviente a sus families.
La cantidad de seguro de vida que
un empleado puede tener se deter-
minara seg6n el salario annual basico
del empleado. La prima quincenal
para el seguro de vida basico es de 35
centavos por cada $1,000. Por
ejemplo, si el salario annual basico de
(Contimna en la pdgina 3)'

correspondencia de la agencia del
Canal que comprenden la presen-
taci6n de informaci6n a comit6s y a
miembros del Congreso, a la Junta
Directiva de la Comisi6n, y a otros
en asuntos que requieren la atenci6n
del administrator.

Los diez afios de experiencia en
todas las areas de la Oficina de
Administraci6n de Personal la han
preparado para los retos que tendr-
que confrontar. Durante esos diez
afios super sus habilidades de
organizaci6n, aprendi6 c6mo in-
terpretar las political existentes,
adquiri6 un conocimiento prActico
del espafiol y, tal vez lo mas
importantt, segun dijo en una
reciente entrevista, aprendi6 a d6n-
de ir para obtener informaci6n.

El recopilar informaci6n para ser
examinada por la Junta Directiva al
tomar decisions es parte impor-
tante de la nueva posici6n de
Vidaurri. No obstante, esta no es
una nueva responsabilidad para ella
ya que ha organizado y preparado
numerosos proyectos importantes
para la organizaci6n del Canal
durante varies afios.

rutu pu .. rt ur ru.allC;k
Marta Picota, izquierda, gerente general de Aceti-OxIgeno, S.A. y Flora Sdnchez, derecha, asistente
de publicidad para Kodak Panamd, Ltd., fueron las oradoras invitadas en el almuerzo de la Semana
de las Secretarias, patrocinado por el Programa Federal de Mujeres de la Oficina de Igualdad de
Oportunidades de la Comisi6n. Tambidn asistieron al almuerzo el Administrador de la Comisi6n D.
P. McAuliffe, segundo de izquierda a derecha, y Bruce A. Quinn, Director de Igualdad de

Poto por Arthur Pollack

Ceremonia hoy del Dia de la Ley

Para cumplir con la proclama del
President Ronald Reagan, me-
diante la cual design el 1� de mayo
de 1981 como el Dia de la Ley de los
Estados Unidos de Am6rica, el
Colegio de Abogados de la Zona del
Canal y el Capitulo del Canal de
Panama del Colegio Federal de
Abogados estan patrocinando una
ceremonia del Dia de la Ley hoy en
el tribunal distritorial de los Estados
Unidos en Anc6n. La ceremonia
comenzara a las 10 a.m. con el
Alguacil Auxiliar de los Estados
Unidos Joseph E. Gogins iniciando
el program.
Al proclamar la celebraci6n annual
nfmero 22 del Dia de la Ley en la
Naci6n, el Presidente Reagan lo ha
Ilamado "un dia especial para
reflexionar sobre nuestro legado de
libertad individual y para dedicarlo
a mantener, por medio de la ley, los
principios de libertad que gobiernan
esta tierra".
La atracci6n principal de la
celebraci6n del Dia de la Ley este
aiao es la presencia del Juez Guthrie
F. Crowe, quien sirvi6 como Juezde
Distrito de Estados Unidos para la
Zona del Canal por casi 25 arios
antes de su jubilaci6n en 1977. El
Juez Crowe sera el orador principal
en la ceremonia de haoy y su tema
sera "El Dia de la Ley y la
Constituci6n de los Estados Uni-
El Juez John Baker presidira el
program de events para el Dia de

la Ley y disertara brevemente en
torno a la significaci6n del dia; el
Capitin de la Fuerza A6rea Howard
F. Few Jr., president del Capitulo
del Canal de PanamA del Colegio
Federal de Abogados leera la
Proclama del Dia de la Ley del
President Reagan; la Abogada
Betty Olchin, president del Colegio
de Abogados de la Zona del Canal,
presentarA al Juez Crowe; y el
Abogado Ray J. McQuary, de la
Corte de Crist6bal, diri las palabras
Funcionarios de la Embajada de
los Estados Unidos, la Comisi6n del
Canal, oficiales de las Fuerzas
Armadas, miembros del Colegio de
Abogados de la Zona del Canal y de
PanamA, y miembros de las comu-
nidades civiles y militares estan
invitados a asistir a la ceremonia.
Ademis, como parte de la cele-
braci6n del Dia de la Ley, un grupo
de abogados civiles y militares,
acompafiado por un representante
del Colegio de Abogados de Pa-
nama, el martes y miercoles pasado
llevaron el mensaje del Dia de la Ley
a las escuelas secundarias en ambos
lados del Istmo y hablaron a los
estudiantes sobre el sistema de
gobierno de los Estados Unidos y el
significado del Dia de la Ley.
Despu6s de la ceremonia del Dia
de la Ley en el tribunal distritorial,
habra una recepci6n en honor del
Juez Crowe en el Club de Oficiales
de Albrook.

G7 -/ -risit

Mal interpretada por la prensa

posicion de CCP sobre oleoducto

Una noticia que fue divulgada
recientemente en la prensa pana-
mefia en la que se citaba un
memorandum y document infor-
mativo sobre el trAfico por el Canal
enviado por el Secretario de la
Comisi6n del Canal de Panama,
Michael Rhode Jr., a la Junta
Directiva de la organizaci6n refleja
equivocadamente la posici6n de la
Comisi6n en torno al impact del
proyectado oleoducto por PanamA.
La informaci6n atribuye al Se-
cretario Rhode haber dicho que el
Economista de la Comisi6n Richard
A. Wainio habia determinado que el
volume de trifico por el Canal de
Panama no seria afectado por la
construcci6n del oleoducto entire
Bocas del Toro y Chiriqui. Seg6n la
noticia, el Secretario bas6 su con-
clusi6n en un informed preparado por
el Economista de la Comisi6n, quien
supuestamente dijo que cualquier
disminuci6n que hubiese en el
transit naval por el Canal de los
barcos petrolerQs, se veria altamente
compensada por el aumento notable
en el transport del carb6n de
Estados Unidos a trav6s de la via
El memorandum del Secretario
Rhode a la Junta Directiva decia, en
--- i:A-A ,o m .... I" n es -o

incremento genere un aumento
notable en el trifico decarb6n porel
Canal de PanamA".
Rhode transmitia la conclusion
del Economista de que el volume
proyectado de carb6n que pasarra
por el Canal de Panama no sera
suficiente como para compensar la
perdida del petr6leo del Norte de
Alaska como consecuencia del pro-
yectado oleoducto.
La posici6n de la Comisi6n con
respect al impact del proyectado
oleoducto fue expuesta mis recien-
temente por el Subadministrador
Fernando Manfredo Jr., en un
discurso pronunciado aqui ante la
Asociaci6n Nacional de Transporte
el 9 de abril de 1981.
El Subadministrador dijo lo si-
guiente con relaci6n al proyectado
"Cuando el oleoducto empiece a
funcionar, supondriamos que el
transito del Canal se reduciria
seriamente. Como minimo, casi
todos los embarques de petr61leo de
Alaska ya previstos para ser trans-
portados a trav6s del Canal proba-
blemente se desvian al sistema del
oleoducto. Esto podria representar
una reducci6ndecasi 1,100 transitos
de barcos petroleros grandes por
o� * - , - ^ A . miot n 1. I1a; o1 -

barcaciones (que transportan) con
petr6leo de Alaska representarian
aproximadamente $6.0 millones en
el Afrio Fiscal 1983, reduci6ndose a
unos $5.0 millones en 1990".

Funcionarios de la Comisi6n
puntualizan que si bien prev6n un
impact financiero como conse-
cuencia de la construcci6n del
oleoducto, reconocen, no obstante,
que la decision de Panama en torno
al proyecto se basa en el inter6s
national de la Naci6n.

Mary K. Vidaurri fue nombrada
recientemente en el cargo de direc-
tora asistente de coordinaci6n de
political y asuntos de la junta
directive en la Oficina de Admi-
nistraci6n Ejecutiva. El nombra-
miento la convierte en una de las
nueve mujeres de alto rango en la
organizaci6n del Canal, un grupo
que incluye otras siete posiciones
NM-13 y una posici6n NM-14.

Las nuevas responsabilidades de
Vidaurri tienen que ver con la
formulaci6n y revision de political,
programas, informes, provectos v

El Canal mantiene su eficiencia

En su segundo afio de operaci6n
bajo el nuevo tratado suscrito entire
los Estados Unidos y Panama, el
Canal de Panamai ha continuado su
vieja tradici6n de ofrecer un servicio
eficiente a la comunidad maritima
mundial las 24 horas del dia.
Durante la primera mitad del afid
fiscal 1981, los transitos aumentaron
en 3.3 por ciento en comparaci6n
con el mismo period del afio fiscal
A pesar de este incremento, la
Comisi6n registra un deficit de $7
millones como consecuencia de las
crecientes alzas en los costs del
combustible y de otros aumentos no
previstos en los costs de operaci6n.
Aun la Comisi6n espera p6rdidas,
aunque menores, en lo que resta del
aio fiscal.
Funcionarios de la Comisi6n
subrayaron, no obstante, que la
operaci6n del Canal de Panama,
aunque estl sujeta a las mismas

presiones inflacionarias y fluctua-
ciones econ6micas que afectan a
otras empresas, mantiene su capa-
cidad financier y esta en con-
diciones de cumplir con todas sus
obligaciones fiscales.
La administraci6n de la Comisi6n
ha tomado las providencias inter-
namente para reducir los gastos, a
fin de reducir las p6rdidas. Las
medidas de austeridad puestas en
vigor recientemente fueron plani-
ficadas cuidadosamente para evitar
efectos negativos en la operaci6n del
Canal, y funcionarios de la Comi-
si6n afirman que las actuales
dificultades financieras no indican la
necesidad inmediata de aumentar
los peajes.
Entre tanto, la Comisi6n continia
realizando significativas inversiones
de capital para incrementar la
capacidad del Canal y modernizar
su equipo de operaci6n a fin de
responder a la creciente demand
que se anticipa en el future. .

La mAs reciente experiencia de
Vidaurri con esta clase de proyectos
fue cuando organize y prepare un
studio a fondo para la Junta
Directiva sobre la viabilidad de una
asignaci6n de cost de vida a los
residents de los antiguos poblados
de la Zona del Canal.


Tiene una licenciatura de la
Universidad de Carolina del Norte.
Esti casada con Rudy Vidaurri, ex
maestro de historic de escuela
secundaria del area del Canal.
Tienen dos hijos, Aaron y Alexis y
resident en Anc6n.

Nuevo program de seguro de vida

para no asegurados bajo el FEGLI

Mds de 66 Arios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de Panamar

Viernes 10 de Mayo de 1981

Vol. XIX, NO 34

Nombramiento en Of. de Administraci6n Ejecutiva

los Estados Unidos y en el extran-
jero. Se han agotado los boletos
para el especticulo del 7 de mayo.
Los boletos para el 8 de mayo
pueden obtenerse Ilamando a la
Asociaci6n Nacional de Conciertos,
tel6fono 25-4951; a la Secci6n de
Asuntos Culturales de la Embajada
de los Estados Unidos, tel6fono 64-
2071, o al YMCA de Balboa,
tel6fono 52-2849.

Torneo de

tiro de arco

para jovenes
La Division de Servicios Recrea-
tivos llev6 a cabo recientemente el
torneo de tiro de arco para j6venes
de 7 a 17 afios de edad que habian
participado en el curso de tiro de
arco dictado por la auxiliar estu-
diantil Maureen Egger en el Estadio
de Balboa.
Wade Heaton, con un total de 26
blancos, gan6 el premio por la
puntuaci6n mAs alta por segundo
afio consecutive y los ganadores del
segundo y tercer lugares en la
categoria superior fueron Herbie
Raybourn e Inocencio Rodriguez,
Katherine Procter gan6 la divi-
si6n de muchachas principiantes con
Meredith Miller en el segundo lugar
y Jane McCall en el tercero.
Eric Jorgensen gan6 el primer
lugar en la division de varones
principiantes, con Douglas Hecht-
man en el segundo lugar y Devin
Kane y Alex Sterling en el tercero y
cuarto lugares, respectivamente.
Despuds que la instructor
Maureen Egger explica los
concepts b6sicos del tiro de
arco a la clase de
principiantes, Evelyn Grant y
su hermano Stephen practican
juntos. Recuperando sus
flechas del blanco aparecen,
de izquierda a derecha, Devin
Kane, Douglas Hechtman y
Eric Jorgensen. En la foto a la
extrema derecha, David Miller
mira de cerca a Maureen,
quien demuestra la postura
correct del arquero.

mtaIl lIuipa.ia a caUL UI aci ua J
a 7 p.m., de lunes a viernes, del 11I al
22 de mayo. El centro tambien
ofrece a sus miembros servicios de
guarderia de 9 a.m. a I p.m..
La cuota para los miembros del
centro es de $5 al aflo y $2 al mes por
curso. El centro estA ubicado en la
plant baja de la antigua Escuela de
Santa Cruz en Gamboa. Para mayor
informaci6n, lIlame a la director del
program Lillian Hinds altel6fono
56-6714 durante el dia.

incluyen lapiz, tinta, acuarelas,
t6mpera, marcadores, cordeles, pas-
tel acrilicos, cart6n, papel som-
breado, cartulina, papier-mach6 y
otros medios.
La exposici6n estara abierta
durante las horas normales de
operaci6n del museo. El p6blico esta
invitado a admirar las obras de arte
destacadas que han sido confec-
cionadas por estos talentosos es-

Davis desempefia el papel de Kim,
quien se vuelve loquita por Conrad
Birdie y se olvida completamente de
su torpe novio Hugo, interpretado
por Ted Cederblom, hermano en la
vida real de Tom, que hace de Birdie;
La obra se pone al rojo vivo cuando
el administrator de Birdie, de
nombre Albert y protagonizado por
Randy Tinnin, discute con su novia
Rosie, interpretada por Leonie
Critides, quien consider que ha

259 aniversario -del Capitulo 1st-
mefio de la Asociaci6n Americana
de Organistas. El program incluird
m6sica de 6rgano tocada por Susan
Deakins, una . cantata de Bach
cantada - -po; .la- - Me-zsopra'nr
Hannah H. Stockwell y canciones
corales clAsicas ejecutadas por el
Coro M6sica Viva bajo la direcci6n
de Jorge Ledezma. Se invita al
pfiblico en general a asistir y
disfrutar de este concerto especial.

: % .* '" ' "


Mayo 1�, 1981

La tercera competencia de nata-
ci6n "Peewee" tendrd lugar el
sibado 9 de mayo, a las 9 a.m., en la
piscina de Los Rios. La competencia
esta abierta a todos los grupos de
edades que tengan el distintivo "B".
Los funcionarios de inscripci6n
pueden obtenerse en la piscina y se
otorgardn premios a los partici-
pantes. Se invita al pfblico en
general a asistir y animar a los
nadadores. Para mayor informaci6n
o para inscribirse llame al 52-6417.
Especthculo de bailes
La Embajada de los Estados
Unidos en cooperaci6n con la
Asociaci6n Nacional de Conciertos
de PanamA, estd presentando a la
compafiia de bailes modernos de
Jennifer Muller, aclamada mun-
dialmente y con base en Nueva
York, y "The Works" el jueves 7 de
mayo y el viernes 8 de mayo, a las
8:45 p.m., en el Teatro Nacional de
PanamA. La compafiia de la Sra.
Muller ha deleitado a auditorios en

de jubilaci6n
Una fiesta de despedida a Bill y
Jeanine Carlin por motivo de su
jubilaci6n tendrA lugar el sAbado 16
de mayo, desde las 6:30 p.m. hasta la
medianoche, en la Logia Elks No.
1414. Habra cerveza a la venta a un
precio medico y se proporcionard
hielo y sodas. El traje es informal y la
m6sica estarA a cargo del grupo
"Oldies but Goodies" que dirige
Quinn. El valor de los boletos es de
$9 por persona y se pucden obtener
de Will Nickisher o Jim Bradley lla-
mando al 52-7714 y de Gil Smith al
Program cultural
El Centro Cultural Panamefio-
Norteamericano (CEPA), iniciard
un nuevo program cultural en el
que se dictarAn conferencias sobre
diversos t6picos. Las conferencias
de este mes serdn dictadas por
mujeres profesionales de PanamA.
La primera sera eljueves 7 de mayo a
partir de las 7 p.m. en el Sal6n de
Actos del edificio del CEPA, en la
Avenida Per6i. Estard a cargo de la
profesora Otilia Arosemena de
Tejeira, miembro sobresaliente del
movimiento mundial en defense de
los derechos humans. Para mayor
informaci6n, los interesados pueden
llamar a Delna Bryan, Directora de
CEPA al tel6fono 25-5091 6 25-
Centro de Santa Cruz
El Centro de Desarrollo Comunal
de Santa Cruz pronto iniciard cursos
en reposteria, arte culinario, carpin-
teria, tapiceria, mecanografia, in-
gl6s, espafiol y artes y oficios. La

Pruebas de animadoras
Las pruebas para seleccionar a las
animadoras para los equipos de
f6tbol "Balboa Rams" en las cate-
gorias mayor y menor tendrAn lugar
a las 4:30 p.m. el mi6rcoles 6 de
mayo y el jueves 7 de mayo,
respectivamente, en el gimnasio de
la Escuela Secundaria de Balboa.
Tambi6n habrd una sesi6n de
practice el lunes 4 de mayo a la
misma hora y lugar. Los formularios
de inscripci6n podrdn obtenerse en
la sesi6n de prActica de las escuelas
primaries en Balboa y Curund6i, yen
la Escuela Secundaria de Curund6.
Se deben Ilenar los formularios
antes de las pruebas actuales.
Club de Buceo de Balboa
Viva un safari a la selva del Darien
con el Club de Buceo de Balboa
asistiendo el mi6rcoles 6 de mayo, a
las 7:30 p.m., al Sal6n Falc6n del
Club de Oficiales de Albrook. El
orador invitado Gary Cohn presen-
tara diapositivas y comentarios
sobre el Darien y las cultures
indigenas de la region. Se exhibirin
artefactos. El ptblico en general estd
Exposici6n annual de arte
El Departamento de Arte de la
Escuela Secundaria de Balboa ce-
lebrard su exposici6n annual del 7 al
28 de mayo en la Biblioteca y Museo
de la Comisi6n del Canal de
PanamA, ubicada en el antiguo
Edificio de Asuntos Civiles en la
Carretera Gaillard.
Se exhibirdn obras de mds de 100
estudiantes e incluirdn dibujos de
figures, retratos, ilustraciones, di-
sefios de publicidad, dibujos sobre la
vida, rocas, mAscaras de carnaval y
esculturas en relieve. Los medios


El amor puede hacer girar al mundo. En la comedia "Bye Bye
Birdie" son las querellas amorosas las que afiaden saly pimienta a
esta presentaci6n teatral, como to demuestran hasta la saciedad
Leonie Critides y Randy Tinnin, quienes desempefian los papeles
de Rosie y Albert en esta comedia.

"Bye Bye Birdie"

La comedia musical "Bye Bye
Birdie", basada en la fiebre del rock
de los 1950, pero actualizada a 1981,
se perfila como una exitosa pro-
ducci6n del Coro Selecto y el Club
"de Drama de la Escuela Secundaria
de Balboa. La direcci6n musical
estard a cargo de Ed Carwithen y la
direcci6n en scenario de Richard
El elenco incluye a Tom Ceder-
blom como Conrad Birdie, un
cantante de rock que ingresa al
Ej6rcito, pero antes de hacerlo dard
un 61timo beso a una muchacha de
15 afios, Kim McAfee. Christina

desperdiciado su vida con un
individuo sin valor.
Todos los problems se resuelven,
desde luego, al final. Esta intere-
sante comedia musical serd presen-
tada en el auditorio de la Secundaria
de Balboa a partir de las 8 p.m. el 1, 2
y 9 de mayo y a partir de la 1:30 p.m.
el 9 de mayo. Los boletos cuestan $3
para los adults y $2 para los nifios
menores de 12 afios. Para reserva-
ciones llame al 52-7902.
Program musical
Esta noche a las 8 se presentard un
program musical gratis en la Iglesia
Uni6n de Balboa en celebraci6n del

Paiina 2

togia e ularograna nevaron a caoo
hasta el 26 de abril habian caido operaciones controladas de "desa-
16.04 pulgadas de lluvia, lo que gtie" bajando las compuertas de la
represent 259 por ciento sobre lo Represa Madden para transferir
normal. Los registros desde 1930 mis de treinta mil pies cbicos de
demuestrari que la mayor precipita- agua por ei Chagres al Lago Gatn.
e6n~r~egigrada'previamente p .ara -el. agua par el Ch~agres al Lago Gatfin.
�ci egrad previamente para e Otras operaciones de desagtie po-
mes de abril fue de 10.9 pulgadas en drian hacerse necesarias si el Lago
1978. Gatfin continfa creciendo.
En la madrugada del 18 de abril, Sin embargo, el pron6stico de los
numerosas personas fueron desper- niveles altos del lago para los
tadas por el ruido de un diluvio que pr6ximos meses sere de beneficio
dej6 caer 2.63 pulgadas de lluvia para la generaci6n de energia
sobre el area en un period de 24 hidroel6ctrica en las plants de
horas. Los empleados del Ramo de Madden y Gat6n.

Requieren licencia sitios de recreo

Antes del 1Q de octubre de 1979, el
Gobierno de la Zona del Canal
habia expedido licencias para el
funcionamiento de aproximada-
mente 194 sitios de recreo ubicados
en Areas del lago entire Gamboa y
Barro Colorado, y en las cercanias
de Gatdn, Areas que fueron trans-
feridas a Panamai al entrar en vigor
el Tratado.
Funcionarios de la Repdblica de
PanamA y de la Comisi6n del Canal
de Panamr estAn hacienda giras de
inspecci6n para determinar si a6n
las Areas continfian siendo utilizadas
por las personas u organizaciones
que recibieron los permisos. En cada
lugar se ha colocado el siguiente
La Direccidn de Administracidn
de Bienes del Area Canalera del
Ministerio de Hacienda v Tesoro
(ubicada en el cuarto piso del
Edificio del Ministerio en la Ave-
nida Pert y Calle 33, cerca del
Teatro Lux) notifica al usuario de

esta licencia que si no ha presentado
solicitud de licencia para el period
de transicidn se sirva pasar a este
Ministerio 30 dias a partir de esta
notificacidn para cumplir con este
requisito, ya que de to contrario
procederemos a la cancelacidn de
esta licencia.
Aunque pudiera ser que no todos
los lugares scan visitados en el
period de la gira, todos los
beneficiaries de licencias para sitios
de recreo en lancha expedidas por el
desaparecido Gobierno de la Zona
del Canal deberAn regirse por el
aviso en cuesti6n.
Para mayor informaci6n, los
interesados deberAn Ilamar a Gladys
Diaz, Divisi6n de, Servicios Ad-
ministrativos, Comisi6n del Canal
de Panamd, tel6fono 52-7995, o a
Alicia Castillo, Direcci6n de Ad-
ministraci6n de Bienes, del Area
Canalera, Ministerio de Hacienda y
Tesoro, tel6fono 25-2084.

Spillway del Canal de Panamai
Administrador de la Comisidn del Canal

5n Pmtblica Directora

El SPILLWAY es una publicaci6n official del Canal de PanamA. Los articulos que en ella
aparccen pueden ser reproducidos sin pedir autorizaci6n, snicamente acreditando al
SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA como la fuente. Toda colaboraci6n debe estar en la
Oficinade Prensa antes del mediodia deljueves anterior a su publicaci6n. Despu6sdeesafecha
s6lo se aceptarAn noticias oficiales de urgencia. Subscripci6n annual: correo ordinario $6;
correo ordinario,paraestudiantes$4;correo areo$19. Enviese cheque o giro postal favor de
The Panama Canal Commission y dirigido a: Oficina de Informaci6n del Canal de PanamA,
APO Miami 34011.

Omaha en el Edificio Metro en la
Avenida Balboa y Calle 27, en la
ciudad de PanamA; y en la Sucursal
de la Mutual de Omaha en el
Edificio V.I.P. en la Calle del
Frente, en Col6n.
El Gorgas inaugur6
farmacia pedi6trica
Una farmacia especial de pedia-
tria fue inaugurada recientemente en
el Hospital Gorgas del Ej6rcito.
Situada justamente fuera de la
Clinica de Pediatria en el primer
piso de. la Secci6n O, la nueva
farmacia tiene su propia drea de
espera para los pacientes y un sal6n
de juegos adyacente, todo disefiado
para que le sea lo mas fAcil possible a
un padre de familiar obtener las
medicines recetadas.
El horario de operaci6n de la
farmacia de pediatria es de 9 a.m. a
12:30 p.m. y de I a 4 p.m., de lunes a
Otro nuevo servicio que se le
brinda a los padres es el sistema de
citas pediAtricas que permit a los
padres concertar una cita para su
hijo en una hora determinada. Los
pacientes aiin serAn atendidos en
base al orden de liegada, pero con
frecuencia esto result en largas
esperas. Los nfimeros de tel6fono a
los que se puede Ilamar para
iconcertar una cita en la Clinica de
Pediatria del Gorgas son 52-7275,
52-7191 y 52-7216.

* El Comit6 Asesor de Re-
sidentes de Margarita se reunirA
el mitrcoles 6 de mayo a las 7
p.m. en el sal6n de reuniones del
Centro de Servicios Comunales
de Margarita. David A. Harper,
agent consular en la nueva
Agencia Consular de Estados
Unidos en Crist6bal, seri el
orador invitado. Se servirrn
* El Comit6 Asesor de la
Escuela Secundaria de Crist6bal
celebrard su reuni6n mensual 61
martes 5 de mayo a partir de las
2:45 p.m. en el sal6n de pro-
fesores. Se invita a los miembros
de la comunidad escolar a asistir.

Ayudante de Constructor de Buques,
LM-5............................. $3.20
Ingeniero General, Supervisor,
LN-9/11 ........... $11,606.40/$14,955.20
Encargado de Herramientas y
Repuestos, LM-5 ................... $3.20
Marinero de Remolcador, LM-7
(Se require saber nadar y
trabajar turns) .................... $3.56
Ayudante de Soldador, LM-5
(Se require saber nadar) ............. $3.20
Ebanista, LM-10...................... $4.48

Oficinista-Esten6grafo(a), LN41
(Hasta el 16/9/81) .............. $7,196.80
SCapataz General de Mantenimiento de
Equipo M6vil, LS-12 (MAximo de
6 meses) (Se require saber ingl6s y
tener licencia de conductor) .......... $6.44

Industrial A I

Industrial .
Trans. Motor

Apoyo Canal

Adm. Finanzas

Trans. Motor

A 1
P 1

A 4
A 1
A 1

P 2


Form deo Solicitar el Empleo: Las solicitudes deben presentarse al Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones
Edificio 366, Anc6n. o en el Edificio 1105, Crist6bal, usando el Formulario 443. SOLICITUD DE
TRASLADO. en n plaza no mayor de site (7) dies calendarios despus de Ia fecha de esta publicaci6n. Este
plazo de 7 dias calendarios esta sujeto a pr6rroga a petici6n de la division que anuncia la vacant o segdn lo
derida el Jefe del Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones. Los requisitos pueden revisarse en la Biblioteca y Musco.
Pueden obtenerse mis informes en el Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones, telffonos 52-3583,52-7996 643-7219.
Solicltantes con Condlci6n do Carrier: Las soliciteudes de los candidatos con condlel6n de carriers
seren consideradas solamente si no hay otros solciteantes en Ia lisle de Reempleo Prlositarlo.
Solicitantes con Impedimentos Fisicos: Las personas aptas que tengan impedimentos fisicos
pueden Hlamar o visitor al Coordinador del Programa para la Colocaci6n de Personas Impedidas a fin de ser
asesoradas con respect a las vacantes que aparecen arriba. La oficina del Coordinador estA situada en el
Edificio 366. Anc6n, tel6fono 52-7867.
Consideracl6n de Reascenso: Los empleados que pasaron a grados inferiores a causa de reducci6n de
personal tendrAn derecho automaticamente a consideraci6n preferencial para su reascenso a cualquiera de las
siguientes vacantes permanentes para la cual seen id6neos. No obstante, coma double verificaci6n. los
empleados que creen tener derecho a tal consideraci6n preferencial deberin solicitar las vacantes enlas cuales
estin interesados e indicar en su solicited que fueron colocados en grados inferiores debido a reducci6n de
personal. La consideraci6n de candidates para reascenso tendrad lugar antes de proceder a Ilenar Ia posici6n
mediante el process competitive.
Igualdad de Oportunidades de Empleo: Todo solicitante apto recibira consideraci6n para los
empleos sin distinci6n de raze, religion, color, origen national, sexo. edad, partidarismo y afiliaci6n political.
impedimenta flsico, o cualquier otro factor que no sea de m6rito. DeberL someterse una solicited par separado
pars cada uno de los empleos que aparecen en Ia lists.

*Los salarlos base indicados arriba, son los salarlos iniciales para los empleados conlratados en Is
Repablica de Panama por primera vex despuis del 7 de octubre de 1979. Estos salarlos, con excepcl6n de
aquellos Identificados commode oficloscrftlcos, serin ajustadosdescuerdocon iaBasede Sueldos del Area del
Canal acon Ia Base de Sueldos de los Estadoe Unldos, segdn la eleg1billdad del solicitante escogido. A Ibase
de sueldo de los cludadanos estadounidenses elegibles se le aladiedr un diferencill tropical. Ademls, se le
alladird un Incentivo pars la contratacl6n y retencl6n de personal al salarlo base aplicable de los empleados
contratedos fuera de Ia Rep6blica de Panami.
Se require examen escrito.

--B/ue Runner

Junio: 2- 3 Direcci6n de Marina
6- 7 Direcci6n de Servicios Generales
9-10 Oficina de Administraci6n de Finanzas
13-14 Direcci6n de Marina
16-17 Direcci6n de Ingenieria y Construcci6n
23-24 Direcci6n de Marina
27-28 Administraci6n
30-Julio I Oficina de Administraci6n de Personal.

Mayo 19, 1981

Lionel R. Worrell, capataz de la Secci6n I, en el centro hacia la
izquierda, y Herbert St. Rose, almacenista en el Dep6sito de
Crist6bal, en el centro hacia la derecha, exhiben los respectivos
certificados de 40 aios de servicio que les fueron entregados por
Michael S. Clipper, jefe de la Divisi6n de Almacenes, en reciente
ceremonia efectuada en la Secci6n B. A la derecha aparece elijefe
del Ramo de Dep6sitos, Dave E. White.

Torrenciales Iluvias
Las fuertes lluvias que cayeron
sabre sectors de Panama a media-
dos de abril resultaron mAsque fines
de semanas feriados lluviosos y
c6spedes verdes frescos. El hecho de
que abril de 1981 fue el mes de abril
miAs lluvioso registrado en PanamA
fue motive de preocupaci6n para los
empleados del Ramo de Meteoro-
logia e Hidrografia de la Comisi6n
quienes de pronto se vieron con-
frontados con el ripido crecimiento
de los rios en la cuenca del Canal y
una brusca elevaci6n en los niveles
de los Lagos Madden y Gatfin muy
temprano en el afioa.
La cantidad normal de precipita-
ci6n que cae en la cuenca del Canal
hasta el 26 de abril es de 4.47
nulgadas. No obstante. este afio

establecen record
Meteorologia e Hidrografia estAn
vigilando cuidadosamente los rios
en el Area de la cuenca donde el
Chagres crecia a un promedio de
7.58 pulgadas por hora. A su
capacidad mAxima durante el pe-
riodo de las fuertes lluvias del 14 al
20 de abril, el Chagres era una
turbulenta corriente de agua a mis
de 24 pies sabre lo normal. Durante
este period el Lago Madden subi6
rApidamente a 16.22 pi6s, con el
Lago Gatfin mostrando un aumento
en su nivel de .62 pie.
Hasta el lunes 27 de abril, el Lago
Madden habia alcanzado su mdxi-
ma capacidad de almacenamiento
de agua, lo cual normalmente no
ocurre sino hasta noviembre. Los
empleados del Ramo de Meteoro-


(Viene de la pdgina 1)
un empleado es entire $4,000 y
$5,000, el empleado pagard la prima
de $1.75 par period de pago para
una cobertura minima bAsica de
AdemAs de la cobertura del
empleado, el mismo program de
seguro de vida ofrece cobertura para
la familiar; cobertura de $3,000 para
la esposa y $1,500 para cada nifio de
2 o mas afios pero mentor de 22 afios
de edad. La prima para la cobertura
de dependientes es de 75 centavos
por period de pago.
Asimismo, el empleado tiene la
opci6n de aumentar su seguro
bAsico permissible en 50 6 100 por
ciento hasta un mAximo de $30,000.
La cobertura opcional adicional
de 50 por ciento aumenta la prima en
50 por ciento y la cobertura opcional
adicional de 100 por ciento du-
plicara la prima quincenal.
Al jubilarse el empleado, el plan
de seguro de vida continuarda
ofreciendo una p61iza saldada igual
al 15 par ciento de la cantidad bAsica
vigente en la fecha de la jubilaci6n
del empleado, si el empleado ha
permanecido asegurado par un
period de cinco afios consecutivos.
Se exhorta alos empleados que no
est6n actualmente cubiertos par el
seguro de vida que se inscriban lo
mis pronto possible a fin de
proporcionar este beneficio de so-
breviviente a sus families. Las
tarjetas de registry para la inscrip-
ci6n pueden ser obtenidas en el
Ramo de Servicios al Empleado en
el Edificio 5553 en Diablo Heights;
en las. oficinas de la Mutual de

Paigina 3


Lista de Posiciones Vacantes

Salario base
drea de

Calderero, RM-10**.................... $8.01
Oficinista, LN-4
(Intermitente).................. $7,196.80
Oficinista-Esten6grafo(a), LN-41 .... $7,196.80
Oficinista-Esten6grafo(a), LN-51 .... $7,779.20
Oficinista-Mecan6grafo(a), LN-3'
(Es convenient saber espafiol) .... $6,718.40
Oficinista-Mecan6grafo(a), LN-31 ... $6,718.40
Oficinista en Comunicaciones, LN-3
(Se require tener conocimiento de
teletipo) .....................$6,718.40
Operador de Grtta, LM-l 1............. $4.93
Conserve, LM-I ...................... $2.90
Ayudante de Electricista, LM-5
(Se require saber nadar)............ $3.20
Capataz Mecinico de Equipo, LS-10 .... $5.82
Portador de Herramientas, LM-6 ....... $3.36
MecAnico de Instrumentos, LM-1 ...... $4.93
Pasacables, LM-4
(Se require saber nadar)............. $3.00
Mecinico Tornero, RM-10** ........... $8.01
Ayudante de Mecdnico Tornero, LM-5
(Se require saber nadar)............. $3.20
Carpintero Ntutico, LM-9"........... $4.11
Meceinico Tornero NAutico, RM-10** ... $8.01
Ayudante de Mecinico Tornero
NAutico, LM-5 .................... $3.20
Conductor de Vehiculos a Motor, LM-5
(Primeras 40 horas. Se require saber ingl6s
y tener licencia de conductor)......... $3.20
Ayudante de Pintor, LM-5 ............. $3.20
Trabajador en Pintura, LM-7........... $3.56
Trabajador en Pintura, LM-7
"(Se require saber nadar) ............. $3.56
Montador de Tuberias, LM-8 ...........$3.81
Aparejador, RM-10** ................. $8.01
Trabajador en Aparejos, LM-8 ......... $3.81
Secretario(a) (Estenografia), LN-41 .. $7,196.80
Secretario(a) (Estenografla), LN-4/51
(Se require saber espafiol)$7,196.80/$7,779.20
Armador de Buques, RM-10** ......... $8.01
Trabajador en Construcci6n de
Buques, LM-8 ..................... $3.81
Constructor de Buques, LM-10 ......... $4.48


Adm. Finanzas
Apoyo Canal
Asesor Jur.
Apoyo Canal

Apoyo Canal

Trans. Motor
Apoyo Canal
Trans. Motor

Si- can-
io ires

Jefa de Informacid


P5; 1612; 1620

guel Locks Gate, Pedro Miguel

MRS: 1000-1400 (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
?s) 2100-0200 (9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.)

)1; 1405; 1410; 1412; 1520

L2; 2417
)9; 5510; 5509; 5512
Howard Fire Station - Pacific Mobile (Pacific Voters)
idman 0615-0645 (6:15 a.m. to 6:45 a.m.)
loward 0745-0815 (7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.)
)dman 0915-0945 (9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.)

!58, Gamboa (Pacific Voters)
OJRS: 0600-1200 (6:00 a.m. to 12 (noon)
s) 1400-1800 (2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)
2200-2400 (10:00 p.m. to 12 (midnight))
15; 5310; 5513; 7423; 8005

marine tsureau
Canal Support Division
Transit Operations Division
Engineering & Construction Bureau
Industrial Division
Engineering Division
Construction Management Branch
Maintenance Division
Electrical Division
General Services Bureau
Canal Protection Division
Water Transportation Division
Motor Transportation Division
Community Services Division
Storehouse Division
Magistrate; Cristobal
Fire Division
Police Division
Office of Health & Safety
Recreation Services Division

DATE: May 5 and 6,1981
(FECHA: 5 y 6 de Mayo de 1981)
Marine Bureau
Canal Support Division
Locks Division
General Services Bureau
Community Services Division
Recreation Services Division
Fire Division

DATE: May 6, 1981
(FECHA: 6 de Mayo de 1981)

General Services Bulreau
Community Services Division
Fire Division

All except Gatun linehandlers

4452; 7350; 4550
5450 thru 5455; 5458; 5650 thru 5654; 5660; 5656
8450; 8550; 8552

HOURS: 0600-2400 (6:00 a.m. to 12 (midnight))

1270; 1272; 1276; 1374
1755; 1760; 1762; 1870


Ft. Sherman 0730-0830 (7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.)
Coco Solo 1430-1530 (2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.)


*Fire Division employees will vote at their respective duty stations.

'u Tarjeta De Identificacidn Antes De Entrar En El Sitio De Votacion)

in FLRA elections

Los dias 5 y 6 de mayo de 1981, los empleados de la Comisi6n del Canal de
'anama tendrAn la oportunidad de votar en las elecciones de representaci6n
ue serAn llevadas a cabo por la Autoridad de Relaciones Laborales Federales,
a agencia del Gobierno de los Estados Unidos responsible de la administraci6n
Jel nuevo Estatuto de Relaciones Obrero-Patronales del Servicio Federal,
Titulo VII de la Ley de Reforma del Servicio Civil de 1978.
El Titulo VII brinda a cada empleado el derecho a former, ingresar, o asistir a
;ualquier organizaci6n laboral, o a abstenerse de tales actividades, libremente y
sin temor a sanci6n o represalia, y cada empleado estA protegido en el ejercicio
jde este derecho. Por lo tanto, se exhorta a los empleados a expresar su libre
selecci6n de asociaci6n durante las elecciones del 5 y 6 de mayo.
Los sitios de votaci6n y las horas de operaci6n aparecen a continuaci6n. Se le
olicita a los empleados hacer todo esfuerzo por sufragar en el sitio de votaci6n
designado para su niimero de planilla y cuadrilla.
Se autorizarA el tiempo official razonable a los empleados que deseen votar
durante el period que de otra manera estarian en sus lugares de trabajo.
Ademas, los empleados que deseen votar, pero que no tengan medios de L
transport hasta los sitios de votaci6n, deberAn expresar sus necesidades al
respect a sus supervisors inmediatos.

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Diablo (Pacific Voters) (Continued)
1; 8302; 8401; 8501

s Gate, Miraflores (Pacific Voters)
RS: 1000-1400 (10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.)
rs) 2100-0200 (9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.)

POLLING STATION NO. 7, Atlantic Maint. Branch, Maintenance Div., Heavy Equipment
(SITIO DE VOTACION) Shed, Building 1707-E, Cristobal (Atlantic Voters)

DATE: May 5 and 6, 1981
(FECHA: 5 y 6 de Mayo de 1981)
Office of Administrator
Office of Financial Management
Treasury Branch
Office of Personnel' Administration
Administrative Services Division

HOURS: 0600-2400 (6:00 a.m. to 12 (midnight))


POLLING STATION NO. 8, Gatun Lock Gate, Occupational Health Center,
(SITIO DE VOTACION) Unnumbered Building (Atlantic Voters)

POLLING STATION NO. 9, Ft. Sherman Fire Station, Coco Solo, Building 53
(SITIO DE VOTACION) (Atlantic Voters) Atlantic Mobile