The Panama Canal spillway =

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The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Portion of title:
Parallel title:
Canal de Panamá Spillway
Issues for also have Spanish title:
Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
United States
Place of Publication:
Balboa Hights, C.Z
Panama Canal
Creation Date:
January 9, 1981
Publication Date:
Biweekly[Jan. 6, 1984-1999]
Weekly[ FORMER <June 1966>-Dec. 23, 1983]
Physical Description:
37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.


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


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

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Photo by Arthur Pollack
U.S. Ambassador Ambler H. Moss Jr., left, and Panama's Minister of Government and Justice
Ricardo A. Rodriguez shake hands after exchanging documents transferring the penitentiary at
Gamboa to the Republic of Panama. Seated at left is Commission Administrator D. P. McAuliffe.

Penitentiary transferred to Panama

The penitentiary at Gamboa was
turned oter to the Republic of
Panama at an official ceremony held
oi. December '1. 1980. on the
penitentiary grounds.
United States Ambassador Ambler
H. Moss Jr. presented the keys to the
installation to Panama's Minister of.
Government and Justice Ricardo A.
Rodriguez before a gathering of
officials of the Panama Canal
Commission and the government of
During brief remarks on the
transfer, Ambassador Moss state
that the early turnover of the facility,
21 months before it was program-
med, reflected the close'cooperation
between the Commission and the
Panama Government. According to
the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977,
the penitentiary was to be turned
over to Panama three years after the
treaty went into effect.
Instruments of transfer were
exchanged by Ambassador Moss
and Minister Rodriguez and the
"Acta de Canje," the official note
signed by Panama's Minister of
Foreign Relations Dr. Carlos.Ozores
and directed to Ambassador Moss,
was read by master of ceremonies
Lorenzo Sanchez Galan.
The instruments of transfer pro-
vide that, as a condition of the
transfer, the Panama Government
will insure that employees of the
Panama Canal Commission are
allowed free and unimpeded access
across the penitentiary grounds for
the purposes of maintaining, impro-
ving and replacing navigational
aids; maintaining the 44KV trans-
mission track span towers located
on the railroad right-of-way; main-
,taining and using the various
triangulation stations and other
geodetic benchmarks located in the
vicinity; maintaining several range
lights and an overhead electrical
distribution line serving various aids
to navigation; reaching the small
boat landing located in the Canal

operating area on the East Bank at
Canal Station 1666+70; and main-
taining water meters, valves and
piping located between the peniten-
tiary and the Canal and along the
The Government of the Republic
of Panama will also insure that free
and unimpeded access to the bohio
and adjacent facilities located be-
tween the penitentiary and the Canal
is provided to those persons and
groups as the Panama Canal Com-
mission may from time to time
indicate, in writing, who are author-
ized to use them.
The transfer ceremony closed

WIl LII I CIhdM ii UkLII Ud fdlla I

with te raising o t e ranlama ilag
in front of the penitentiary's admin-
istration building followed by a brief
tour of the installations.
Among those attending the trans-
fer ceremony were Panama Canal
Commission Administrator D. P.
McAuliffe and Deputy Administra-
tor Fernando Manfredo Jr. Also
present were Panama's Attorney
General Olmedo Miranda and Emilio
Castro, Panama's vice minister of
Government and Justice.
The penitentiary, which is to be
used by Panama as a correctional
institution, has been renamed "Cen-
tro de Rehabilitaci6n El Renacer."

Transition midpoint marked

The following is the first in a series
of articles that will be appearing
regularly in the Spillway concerning
changes that will occur by the close
of the thirty-mnonth treaty transition
period, which ends on March 31,
An important milestone marking
the midpoint of the thirty-month
transition period established by the
Panama Canal Treaty of 1977 was
the transfer of the Gamboa Peniten-
tiary to the Republic of Panama at
midnight on December 31, 1980.
SOriginally scheduled for October
1982, the transfer was advanced as
part of the Prisoner Exchange
Treaty between the United States
and Panama. The treaty, which
became effective June 27, 1980,
permits United States and Pan-
amanian citizens convicted in the
other country's courts to serve their
sentences in penal facilities in their
own countries, if they so choose.
The Prisoner Exchange Treaty
placed all of the convicted felons
serving sentence under the authority
of the United States Bureau of
Prisons; therefore, the Panama
Canal Commission no longer had
need of the facility, and plans were

made to turn it over to the
Government of Panama for its use.
SThe main compound of the
penitentiary was once a mess hall for
Canal laborers. The area was
remodeled for penal'use in 1913,
several buildings were added in the
1950s and a new annex was built in
Comprised of both wooden and
concrete structures, the complex
includes three residences (one single
family unit and a two-apartment
building), three garages,an indus-
trial shop, dispensary, classroom, an
administration building, kitchen,
dining room, main cell block and
cell block annex, two security towers
and a number of miscellaneous
buildings used for storage purposes.
At one time, the storage buildings
had served as stables and to house
chickens, as well as for general
storage. The penitentiary also has a
chapel, recreation room, upholstery
,shop, barber shop, movie projec-
tors, basketball court and a playing
Inmates at the penitentiary earned
money for personal necessities by
(Continued on page 4)

Congress approves funds

for capacity improvements

S More Than 66 Years of Service o World Commerce

The Panama Canal Spillway

Vol. XIX, No. 19 Friday, January 9, 1981

One of the final acts of the 96th
Congress of the United States was
the passage of a money bill to
finance government operations for
1981. This bill, P.L. 96-536, provides
for interim funding of federal
government operation pending
passage of annual appropriation
acts. It includes a supplemental
appropriation of $10.2 million to the
Panama Canal Commission to
finance the accelerated acquisition
and construction of certain Canal
capacity improvement projects ur-
gently needed to meet projected
traffic workloads.
A recent record backlog of ships
waiting to transit the Canal, al-
though not directly related to the
additional money request, served to
confirm the agency's current projec-
tions of higher traffic and transit
workloads and spurred the decision
to expedite three major capacity-
related capital projects: Construc-
tion of a ship tie-up station north of
Pedro Miguel Locks, acquisition of
three additional towing locomotives
for the locks, and procurement of a
replacement tugboat.
The ship tie-up station will
Improve vessel scheduling at the
Pedro Miguel Locks. The additional
towing locomotives and the tugboat
will contribute significantly to hand-
ling the increased size and number of
vessels transiting the Canal in the
near future.
Commission Administrator D. P.

Elvira I. Arias, who for the past
year has served as staff assistant to
the chief, Personnel Operations
Division, has been selected as
manager of the Central Examining
Office (CEO) and will assume her
new position on Monday.
She succeeds Richard Cahill, who
has been promoted to the position of
Executive Director of the Panama
Area Personnel Board.
A native of David, Chiriquf
Province, Ms. Arias is the first
Panamanian and first woman to
occupy the manager position on a
permanent basis in the history of the
Canal organization. With a staff of
20 employees she will execute the
mission of CEO, which is to attract
applicants and examine and certify
them for positions in the Panama
Canal Commission, components of
the Department of Defense, and
other U.S. Government agencies on
the Isthmus.

Elvira I. Arias

A 1973 honor graduate of Florida
State University at Tallahassee,
where she majored in psychology
and minored in management, Ms.
Arias is currently completing studies
for a master's degree in human
resources management at Nova
Ms. Arias who brings to her new
position a broad background of
personnel experience, first joined
the Canal organization in May 1968
as a student assistant in the
Personnel Bureau. A few months
later, she became a student trainee in
personnel, administration in the
Panama Canal's Cooperative Edu-
cation Program and was graduated
from the program as a staffing
assistant. Moving up the ladder of
promotions in the Personnel Bu-
reau, she has occupied positions of
increasing responsibility and has
served on temporary assignments in
various supervisory positions in-
cluding acting as Chief of the
Position Classification Branch.
Additionally, she served as the
Canal's Upward Mobility Program
coordinator and participated in
coordinating the Employment of the
Handicapped Program. Ms. Arias
successfully competed for a Ful-
bright Scholarship to pursue gra-
duate studies in industrial psycho-
logy in the United States and holds a
number of Panama Canal awards
attesting to her outstanding and
special achievement in job perform-
Soon after assuming her new
duties, she will attend courses at the
Office of Personnel Management,
Dallas Region, and at Fort Sam
Houston to familiarize herself with
the latest developments in examin-
ing procedures and the validation of

McAuliffe formally notified the
Budget and Finance Committee of
the Board of Directors on October
21, 1980, of the recommendation to
seek additional 1981 funds to speed
up the implementation of these three
projects. The supplemental $10.2
million was subsequently appro-
priated to the Commission by
Congress on December 16, 1980.
The swift action on this money
request by Congress was due in large
part to the strong support given the
measure by members of the Com-
mission Board and shipping inter-
ests, plus key work by members of
the Commission.staff.
As part of a concerted effort to
increase the overall transit capacity
of the Canal, the Commission Board
had previously approved a 1981
reprogramming of existing capital
funding authority, giving priority to
capacity-related projects. This ac-
tion has already made possb"k the
signing of a contract last October
with the Mitsubishi Corpor; :in ior
the procurement of three t'>n;ng
locomotives and will provide for the
expansion of high intensity fighting
at the locks to facilitate nighttime
The capacity improvements now
programmed for the near future will
serve to moderate the problems
resulting from daily variations in
ship arrivals and, when fully opera-
tional, will raise the sustained Canal
capacity from its present level of 37
ships per day to 42 ships per day.

Arias chosen new manager

of Central Examining Office


January 9, 1981

/ Ladies exercise
The Ladies Slim and Trim class at
the Balboa YMCA covers all aspects
of exercise for women. Classes meet
on Monday and Thursday mornings
from 9 to 10 a.m. and Tuesday and
Thursday afternoons from 5 to 6
p.m. Registration is now open.

/ Judo
Learn the art of self defense with
.Sensei Eric Cordova's judo classes
beginning on January 13 at the
Balboa YMCA. The class meets
from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and
Thursday. Registration is now

Sense John Bannick invites all
interested persons to join the Balboa
YMCA'f karate class beginning in
January and meeting Monday,
Wednesday and !Friday evenings'
from 7 to 9 p.m. Shotokan is the
style and excellence is the goal of this
fast-paced class. For more informa-
tion, call the Balboa Y at 52-2839 or

Boys body building
Want more muscle? Trying to
make the school team, but just don't
have the strength? Then register
today for the Balboa YMCA's Boys
Body Building class beginning Jan-
uary 12. The class meets Mondays,
Wednesday and Fridays from 3 to 4
p.m. Boys and girls age II or older
are eligible to join. For more
information, call the Y at 52-2839 or

Swim classes
A new eight-week session of
Saturday swim classes begins at the
Balboa' YMCA on January 17.
Instructed by Valencio Thomas,
anyone age two to 102 is welcome to
join. This exciting course offers a
learn-to-swim group, the AB, I and
S badge group, tiny tots and adult
groups. Family rates are available.
The course meets Saturday morn-
ings. For more information, call the
Y at 52-2839 or 52-2759.

Spot bid sale
The Defense Property Disposal
Office-Panama will conduct a spot
bid sale on January 20 at Building
745 in Corozal. Customers may
inspect property from January 13 to
19 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 to
3 p.m. Registration of bidders will
begin at 7 a.m. on the day of sale.
Some items in this sale are house-
hold furniture, office machines,
clothing, refrigerators and air condi-

Prenatal program
The second in a series of three
educational programs for prospec-
tive parents will be held at Coco
Solo Army Hospital on Tuesday,
January 13, and again on Thursday,
January 15. This session is entitled
"Personal Care During Pregnancy."
The third and final presentation of
the series will be held on Tuesday,
January 20, and on Thursday,
January 22, and is entitled "Labor
and Delivery."
Beginning at 8:45 a.m. on the first
floor of the hospital, the sessions
consist of discussions and the
showing of movies.

- h~nt I

Frank B. De Abate, a native of
Colon who has been active in
YMCA social activities and
programs for the past 27 years
and who served until recently as
business manager of the Balboa
YMCA, has been named execu-
tive director of the Balboa
Oriental dancing class
Registration is still open for a new
course Level I Belly Dancing, which
began on Monday, January 5, at the,
Balboa USOJ. Join the group of
Middle Eastern dancing students in
the fun way to fitness and grace. For
more information, call the "J" at 52-
Accounting courses
Nova University is offering a
certificate in advanced accounting
beginning this month. The only
requirement to enroll in thiI 15-
credit-hour program is that a person
must have completed at least one
year of accounting in a formal
educational setting. Students may
choose from a variety of accounting
courses. For more information, call
52-4091/2494 from 9 a.m. to 5,p.m.

Prepared childbirth
The Balboa YMCA will offer a
prepared childbirth class beginning
January 15. The course is instructed
by Cristina Caries and is held on
Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m.
The program is six weeks in length
with instruction in English and/or
Spanish. Recognized by Gorgas
Army Hospital, the class utilizes the
latest information and techniques.
Registration is now open at the
Balboa YMCA.

Berean campaign
An evangelistic campaign, en-
titled "The Campaign of the Be-
reans," is being sponsored by the
Lay Activities and Welfare Depart-
ment of the Berean Seventh-Day
Adventist Church. The meetings will
be held nightly at 7:15 p.m. at the
church on 11 th St. in Parque Lefevre
starting January 18. A warm wel-
come and free gifts await you.

Swim classes at Balboa
Registration for the third session
of swimming classes for the school
year'at the Balboa Swimming Pool
began Sunday and will continue
until Saturday, January 10. Classes
are open to dependents of Commis-
sion and DOD employees,with
children from the communities of
Balboa, La Boca and Ancon having
preference in placement.
There will be classes for Beginners
including tiny tots 2 to 3 year old,
preschool,;kindergarten, grade school
and adult; Advanced Beginners;
Intermediates, all levels; Swimmers;
and Advanced Lifesaving.
The ten-week session begins Mon-
day, January. 19, and continues
through Saturday, March 28, to
take full advantage of, the dry
For additional information on
registration, call the Balboa Pool at

Girls gymnastics
Instructor Lucy Marquez an-
nounces that there are still a few
spaces open for the Balboa YMCA's
Girls Gymnastics class beginning
January 12. The class meets Mon-
days, Wednesdays and Fridays from
3 to 4:30 p.m.

Yoga classes
Classes in Hatha Yoga resume at
the Balboa YMCA this month.
Taught by Clarita Svab, the classes
meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays
from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Join anytime.

U.S. colleges
Students interested in studying at
universities in the United States and
their. parents are invited to meet
representatives of ,colleges, univer-
sities and private boarding schools
at the Holiday Inn today from 4 to
7:30 p.m. and tomorrow from 10:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. No interview
appointments are necessary. For
more information, call 60-1122
during the above hours.
Swim classes at Margarita
Registration for beginning swim-
ming classes will be held January 19
through 30 at the Margarita Pool for
dependents of Commission employ-
ees who do not attend Canal area
schools and are now on vacation.
Classeswill be begin on February
2 and continue through April 3.
Scheduled for Mondays, Wednes-
days and Fridays, classes for begin-
ners in grades 3 through 6 will meet
from 11:30'a.m. until noon.
For further information, call the
pool at 46-7229.

Scuba classes
Discover the underwater beauty
of Panama, by taking the Scuba
classes to be offered by the Balboa
YMCA b6th at the Y and at Howard
AFB beginning January 12 and 13,
respectively. Each class is four weeks
in length and certification is avail-
able from YMCA, NAUI, PADI,
'The classes, instructed by Rene
Gomez, include both pool and
classroom sessions plus a minimum
of two open-water dives in the
Atlantic. Registration is now open
to all persons age 15 or older at the
reception desk of the Balboa YMCA.
For more information call the Y at
52-2839 or 52-2759.

Photo by Arthur Pollack.
The gay Christmas ribbon falls after being cut in a Christmas Eve ceremony marking the opening of
the Gamboa Mini Shoppette. On hand for the 'ceremony are, from left, Commission Director of
Protocol William De La Mater, Commission Administrator D. P. McAulliffe, Gamboa Residents'
Advisory Committee President Priscilla Walker, Colonel Neal Christensen, and Panama Area
Exchange General Manager Tsutomu Ige. Holding the ribbon are Victor Neil and Darren Dean.
Store hours are 3 to 7 p.m. on weekdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays and closed on Sunday.

Be a model
Jackie McClellen's next modeling
class will begin on January 13 at the
Balboa YMCA. The class will meet
on Tuesday and Thursday evenings
from 5 to 7 p.m. for eight weeks.
The classes are coed and open to
all interested persons age 15 and
older. The course covers hair care,
wardrobe and color coordination,
poise, confidence, makeup applica-
tion, formal and informal fashion
show modeling and fashion aware-
Students from last fall's class are
already busy modeling in the area
and will be holding their graduation
and fashion show tonight at 7:30
p.m. at the YMCA auditorium. The cordially invited to attend.
Registration is now open for the
modeling course. For more informa-
tion call the YMCA at 52-2839 or

FSU registration
Late registration for classes at the
Florida State University Panama
Canal branches, continues through
today from 2 to 5 p.m.. at the
Howard Education Center, Building
708; the Albrook FSU office,
Building 808; arid the Eduicatibn
Center at KCbM M;uildlnI'"1,
the Pacific side, and at the Fort
Davis Education Center, Building
32, on the Atlantic side.
Classes to be . held will be
determined by enrollment response
at the close of registration. Classes
that are canceled are posted at FSU
offices at Albrook and Fort Davis
and at the education centers.
Learn to sew
If you like designer clothing but
can't take the high prices, why not
learn to design and sew your own?
Enda Cordova, a graduate of the
Bishop School of Clothing Con-
struction, will be conducting her
course in professional sewing and
pattern drafting at the Ba.boa
YMCA starting January 10.
Beginning classes will be offered
on Saturday or Tuesdays while
advanced students will meet on
Monday. All courses are ten weeks
in length. Registration is now open.
For more information, call 52-2839
or 52-2759.
Learn Spanish
Conversational Spanish courses
will be offered by the Balboa YMCA
beginning January 12 and 13.
Evening classes, instructed by Bob
Schultz, will be held on Mondays
and Wednesdays with the beginners
class at 6 p.m. and intermediate
Spanish at 7:30 p.m.
Daytime classes will be held on
Tuesday and Thursday mornings
and will feature "household" Spa-
nish. If you wish to better converse
with the domestic help, do a little
shopping at the local market or
"haggle" with the downtown mer-
chants, this course is a must.
Beginners meet at'8:15 a.m. and
intermediates at 9:45 a.m.
Registration is now open. For
more information call the Y at 52-
2759 or 52-2839.

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January 9, 1981 TH

General Services chooses

three new division chiefs


The coming of the new year will
see the installment of three new
division chiefs within the General
Services Bureau.
Ernest B. Hickman has been
named the new chief of the Motot
Transportation Division, replacing
B. M. Lohr who retired December
12. Hickman joined the Panama
Canal Company in 1970. He was
first employed in the Electrical
Division and later transferred to the
Engineering Division. He holds a
bachelor of science degree in marine
engineering from the United States
Merchant Marine Academy at
Kings Point. In 1975, he transferred
to the Motor Transportation Divi-
sion as chief, Northern District, and,
in 1976, was promoted to the

position of assistant chief of MTD
where he served until his promotion
to chief. Hickman and his family
reside in Balboa.
Robert J. Saarinen will become
the new chief of the Community
Services Division upon the retire-
ment of Charles Newbury. His
appointment becomes effective' on
January 11. Saarinen first joined the
Panama Canal Company in 1958
and has served in a variety of
positions including assistant to the
general manager of the Supply
Division. He is presently the assis-
tant associate director, Protection
and Support Services. He and his
family live in Balboa.
Ronald M. Guilliams, assistant

Ernest B. Hickman
chief of the Fire Division, Atlantic,
will replace retiring chief George
Flores on January 11. Guilliams
joined the Canal's Fire Division as a

Ronald M. Guilliams
sergeant in 1947, and brought with
him to thejob over 17 years of varied
fire-fighting experience. Guilliams
has held command positions on the

'^^ i ,- -^ "

Robert J. Saarinen
Atlantic side for over five years. He
presently resides in Cristobal with
his family but will be moving to the
Pacific side in the near future.

Resolute boaters on last leg of 18,000-mile journey

By Jan Meriwether
Through a heavy curtain of
December rain, two small boats
propelled by eighty horsepower
motors sped along the Canal passing
large ships which were more slowly
proceeding to the same terminus, the
Pacific Ocean. To Jacques Desjar-
dins and his crew, Panama marked
the two-thirds point in a journey
that had already covered 12,200
miles of rivers and ocean between
Canada and Panama. An additional
6,000 miles will be travelled before
the group reaches its final destina-
tion, Chile's stormy Cape Horn on
the southernmost tip of South
Jacques Desjardins grew up along
the St. Lawrence River near Mon-
treal. Canada. When he was only 19
yeatrs.ld he nayigated a small boat
with a 12 horsepower motor from
Montreal to New York. Since that
first trip, his expeditions have
become more ambitious and his
equipment more sophisticated.
Ten years ago, Desjardins began
to make a reality his dream of
traveling by boat from Montreal,
Canada, down through the United
States, chiefly on the Mississippi
River, southward along the Atlantic
coast of Central America, through
the Panama Canal and finally down
the Pacific coast of South America
to Cape Horn.
Quitting his job in Canada,
Desjardins used his savings to outfit
two 16'/2 foot aluminum boats
which he christened Laurentie and
Barataria. He discovered many
kindred spirits when an article in the
Washington Post about his pro-
posed journey resulted in over 300
applications from people who wanted
to sign on as crew members. During

Dwarfed by even a tugboat, the "Laurentie" and " Barataria" seem to snuggle up for security while
locking through with a large tanker.

the first stage of the excursion, the
small expedition wound its way
down through the heartland of the
United States finally reaching Gulf-
port, Mississippi, but came to a halt
in the port city of Tampico, Mexico,
due to both financial and mechani-
cal troubles.
Desjardins spent the next five
years working in Venezuela, all the
while planning and saving for the
next stage of the trip which he was
still determined to complete. The
journey was finally resumed in
Tampico by Desjardins, his wife
Adriana, who is from Tampico, and
a fellow Canadian.
Once again, the carefully laid
plans and the optimism of starting
anew turned to defeat, this time in
Honduras where one of the boats
was damaged at sea and had to be
scuttled, since rough waters made it
too hazardous to tow and the group

did not want to leave it adrift.
Desjardins recalled how his friend,
who had called the boat "home" for
so many weeks, cried when the
disabled craft was sunk. Without a
backup boat for emergencies, the
group again decided to postpone
their southward journey.
Stubbornly refusing to forfeit his
dream and surrender to disappoint-
ment. Desjardins repeated the now
familiar process of outfitting for yet
another expedition and began the
third, and what he hopes will be the
final stage of the journey. The two
boats were shipped to Honduras.
From there, the group traveled to
Panama with only one small mishap
to mar what has so far been a
successful leg of the trip. Near the
village of Rio Indio on Panama's
Atlantic coast, the boats capsized in
choppy waters, but villagers pulled
the crew and most of their posses-

sions from the sea, and the two small
craft were undamaged.
During the long trek, the group
traveled by day and within sight of
land whenever possible. Sandy
beaches, the hard floors of churches
and schools and even the boats
themselves all served as nighttime
accommodations. Provisions were
restocked every few weeks and many
of their meals were cooked over a
Not tied to a strict timetable, the
travelers have been able to savor
what Desjardins calls "the spirit of
adventure." To him, the experiences
gained and the people met along the
way are more important than the
final destination. Stopping to chat
with fellow boaters, exchanging
news with local fishermen or an-
swering questions of the curious is
all part of the enjoyment of the trip
which has become a way of life for

Desjardins and his companions.
He and Adriana agree that people
have been very hospitable and
enthusiastic when they hear about
what they are trying to accomplish.
Desjardins relates how, when navi-
gating in Guatemalan waters, the
president of that country had their
boats loaded onto a train, then
proceeded to give the travelers a tour
of Guatemala. He did confess that
some people thought they were a
little crazy to attempt such an
arduous and sometimes perilous trip
just for the fun of it. Admitting that
larger boats may be safer and more
.comfortable, Desjardins 'i still
convinced that a small boat offers
more opportunities to meet and
communicate with people.

Transiting the Panama Canal cost
the group only a modest toll of
$1.33, the ballast rate charged for
one Panama Canal net ton, for each
of the two boats, plus a $20
admeasurement service charge.

Desjardins and his group were
glad to leave the rough waters of the
Atlantic behind. The Laurentie and
Barataria were tied alongside of a
tug and locked through with a large

The expedition is spending the
next several months in Mexico with
Adriana's family until the season is
right for resuming the journey. They
estimate that the trip to Cape Horn
will take approximately six months.
Desjardins is not sure what he will
do next or where he will go once the
long sought after goal is finally
attained. "1 feel that my home is the
world now," he explains "and I can
never go back to my old lifestyle
after this."

At left, darting through the
open gates of Pedro Miguel
Locks in the pelting rain, the
"Laurentie" approaches the
Pacific and the final 6000
miles of the journey which
Jacques and Adriana Des-
jardins, right, enjoy mapping

Photos by
Kevin Jenkins
Arthur Pollack


Page 3


January 9, 1981

The Panama Canal's Master Key Award was recently presented to
Albert W. Randall, senior executive vice president of Mutual of
Omaha and United of Omaha Group Division, Omaha, Neb.
Presented by Employee Services Branch Chief W. A. Sullivan,
right, the award is accepted by Randall's daughter Linda and son
Casey. Given in the rank of "Master Benefactor," the award
recognizes Randall's contributions, in the name of the firm, to
Canal area nonprofit organizations and recreational activities,
including the Combined Federal Campaign and United Way
programs, during his 25-year association with the Canal.

Register now at PC College

Registration for the spring semes-
ter at the Panama Canal College is
now under way. Classes begin on
January 19.
Many job-related courses in bu-
siness, secretarial science, data pro-
cessing, Spanish and English are
being offered. Tuition refund is
available for these courses.
The tuition rate for full-time

sponsored students is $254 per
semester. Part-time tuition is $27 per
semester credit for U.S. Govern-
ment employees and their depen-
Classes are scheduled for both day
and evening hours. A class schedule
and further information may be
obtained by calling the college at 52-

working during their confinement,
the pay depending upon the type of
work. While serving sentence at the
penitentiary Inmates could make
extra money working in the shops.
The extra: money was made by
making and selling craft type items
and repairing furniture.
The facility, located on the banks
of the Canal, has room for 222
inmates, a capacity which was never
reached during the U.S. administra-
tion. The highest number of pris-
oners ever held at the penitentiary
was 176.
Outside of the compound are
many fruit trees, among them, it is
said, are some of the finest avocado
trees in the Republic.
During the interim period be-
tween the end of September, when
the prisoner exchange was com-
pleted, and December 31, 1980, the
Commission's Police Division kept
a sheleton force at the penitentiary
to maintain the property and its
Prior to the exchange of pris-
oners, officers of the Panama
National Guard spent several weeks
at the penitentiary to familiarize
themselves with the penal facilities

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and the grounds, the operation of
the laundry, the industrial shops and
the overall security of the complex.
It is believed that Panama intends to
use the penitentiary for first-time
offenders who are sentenced to more
than six months and who are
considered to be good prospects for

Offices have new

telephone listings

The telephone numbers of some
former Panama Canal offices that
were transferred to the Department
of Defense have recently been
changed. Following is a listing of the
old and new numbers.
Corozal Mental Health Center
(Department of Psychiatry, Gorgas



Animal Disease Prevention and
Control Facility ADPAC (veteri-
nary clinic).
52-3210 85-4713
52-3457 85-5866
52-3886 85-5867
52-7933 85-5119
American Battle Monuments Com-

mission (cemetery).


Save a life,

learn CPR
The American Heart Association
estimates that heart disease claims
approximately 660,000 victims each
year. If a colleague, friend or loved
one were suddenly stricken with a
heart attack, would you know what
to do?
The Engineering an Construction
Bureau is beginning a series of
courses in cardiopulmonary resusci-
tation (CPR) this month in the
Balboa Heights Administration
Building. Doctors report that CPR,
when begun within four minutes
after a collapse, has allowed 30
percent of all victims who were
taken to a hospital to resume normal
Each course is eight hours long,
divided into two four-hour sessions,
and is approved by the American
Red Cross and National Safety
Council. The first course will be
given on January 20 and 21 and the
second on January 22 and 23 from
7:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. each day.
For more detailed information
and for registration, call Bob
Brunson, Safety Officer for the E. &
C. Bureau, 52-7575.

Take note
* Vehicle inspections for 1981
continue at the Motor Transpor-
tation Division in Mount Hope
and Ancon through March 15.
Hours of inspection are 8 a.m. to
noon and 2 to 5 p.m. on
weekdays and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on
* The Pacific Residents' Ad-
visory Committee will meet on
Wednesday, January 14, at 7:30
p.m., at the Panama Canal
Training Center. Guest speaker
for the evening will be Rudolph
Crespo, chief, Employee and
Cargo Documentation Section.
The meeting is open to everyone.
* Annual home fire inspec-
tions in Commission housing
areas will begin this month.
These inspections are required by
existing regulations in order to
locate fire hazards in the home.
Panama's bombers will be
conducting the inspections in the
Balboa and Coco Solito fire
districts. All residents will have
prior notification of the date that
their home will be inspected.
* Vehicle registration and the
purchase of Panamanian license
plates began January 5 on both
sides of the Isthmus. Representa-
tives of the 193d Bridgade
Provost Marshal's Vehicle Regis-
tration Section will be on hand at
the vehicle registration facility at
Ancon to issue the U.S. Forces
post decal. Atlantic siders may
obtain their decals in Building
203 in Fort Gulick. Office hours
are 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* The lot at the intersection of
Gaillard Highway and Pier Street,
which is currently used to display
privately owned vehicles for sale,
is included in an area that the
Panama Port Authority will be
using to expand its operations.
Now being fenced, the area will
not be available for selling
vehicles after about January 20.
Officials of the Commission and
from the Republic of Panama are
considering alternative sites to
designate for this purpose.



In-Service Employee Transfer-

Vacancy Bulletin

Panama area
Clerical Assistant, (Typing) LN-6' ...... $8,486.40
Clerk Stenographer, LN-4 ............ $7,196.80
Clerk Typist, LN-31 ............. $6,718.40
Machinist Helper, LM-5
(Swimming ability required) .............$3.20
Painter, LM-9..................... ..... $4.11
Supervisory Motor Vehicle Dispatcher,
LN-5 (Knowledge of English and
Driver's license required) ............ $7,779.20
Clerk-Typist, LN-4' (Knowledge of
English) (NTE 7-15-81) ............. $7,196.80
Security Clerk (Typing), LN-5'
(Bilingual) (NTE 1 year)............ $7.779.20



Dir's. Off.
Ind. Security

P 2
P 2


P 1

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 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 joli 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.
'Written test required.

Nonprofit documents ready

The documents of provisional
legal recognition for 32 additional
nonprofit organizations operating
in the Canal area are ready at the
Ministry of Commerce and Indus-
tries. Legal representatives of the
organizations are requested to pick
up the Recognition and Certifica-
tion documents at offices located on
the 17th floor of the National
Lottery Building on Cuba Avenue
between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday
through Friday.
Nonprofit organizations operat-
ing in the Canal area that have not
yet applied for provisional recogni-
tion should do so as soon as
possible. A letter requesting certifi-
cation of nonprofit status should be
sent to Joseph Wood, director of the
Office of Executive Administration,
Room 205, Administration Build-
ing, Balboa Heights.
The letter should include the
names of three of the organization's
members who can serve as its
The certification, together with
two copies of the organization's by-
laws, should then be delivered to the
offices of the Ministry of Commerce

and Industries at the location given
For more information. callAra-
celly Marquez at 27-4222, extension
119, or Gladys, Diaz, Administra-
tive Services Division, at 52-7995.
4:15 Club (The); ABC-Preschool;
Acacia Consistory No. 336 A.A.S.R.
PHA; American Legion, Inc. Nathaniel
J. Owen Post 3 club (The). Asociaci6n de
Estudiantes Latinoamericanos; Atlantic
Little League/Farm League; Balboa
Church of Christ; Boy Scouts of America
(The); Canal Zone Military Lodge No.
174; Canal Zone Pacific Power Squad-
ron; Cardenas Women's Club; Carib-
bean College Club; Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Coco Solo
Resident's Advisory Committee; Co-
operativa de Ahorro y Cr6dito Anc6n,
R.L.; Cristobal Gun Club; Crossroads
Tennis Club; First Baptist Church;
Geraldine C. Scales Chapter No. 115,
Order of the Eastern Star; Lakeview Golf
Club; Los Caballeros Riding Club:
Medical Association of the Isthmian
Canal Zone; Mindi Acres Riding Club;
Miraflores Hobby Shop; Pacific Wo-
men's Softball League; Panama Canal
Tarpon Club (The); Panama Canal
Yacht Club; Reserve Officers Associa-
tion of the United States; Special
Education Association of the C.Z.;
Sweet Adelines Inc.; Twin Oceans
Chapter No. I; U.S. Army Thrift Shop

PaeP 4

Transition (Continued from page 1)

Foto por Arthur Pollack
El Embajador de los EE.UU.Ambler Moss, a la izquierda, y el Ministro de Gobierno y Justicia de
Panamd Ricardo A. Rodriguez, se estrechan las manos tras el intercambio de los documents del
traspaso de la Penitenciaria de Gamboa a la Repdblica de Panamd. Sentado a la izquierda observa
el Administrador de la Comisi6n, D. P. McAuliffe.

Traspasan penitenciaria a Panama

Congress aprueba fondos

para mejoras en el Canal

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Viernes 9 de Enero de 1981

La Penitenciaria de Gamboa fue
entregada a la Rep6blica de Panama
en ceremonia oficial'celebrada el 31
de diciembre de 1980, en el bohio del
mismo' center penal .
t1'l"'Erjmbijd SWade los Estados
Unidos Ambler H. Moss, Jr. entreg6
las laves del complejo al Ministro de
Gobierno y Justicia de Panama
Ricardo A. Rodriguez ante una
concurrencia que incluy6 a funcio-
narios de la Comisi6n del Canal de
Panama y del gobierno panamefio.
En breve discurso, el Embajador
Moss declare que la entrega de la
penitenciaria 21 meses antes de la
fecha programada, refleja la estre-
cha cooperaci6n entire la Comisi6nwy
el gobierno de Panama. Seg6n el
Tratado del Canal de Panama de
1977, la penitenciaria habria de ser
entregada a Panama tres afios
despues de la entrada en vigor del
El Embajador Moss y el Ministro
Rodriguez intercambiaron los ins-
trumentos del traspaso. El Acta de
Canje, la nota official firmada por el
Ministro de Relaciones Exteriores
de PanamA Dr. Carlos Ozores y
dirigida al Embajador Moss, fue
leida por el maestro de ceremonies
del acto Lorenzo Sanchez GalAn.
Los instruments de traspaso
determinan que, como condici6n
para el traspaso, el gobierno de
Panama garantizarA el libre acceso y
paso de los empleados de la
Comisi6n del Canal de Panama a y
por los predios de la penitenciaria
para mantener, mejorar y reempla-
zar las ayudas a la navegaci6n;
mantener las torres de transmisi6n
de 44 KV localizadas a lo largo de la
via del ferrocarril; mantener y usar
las distintas estaciones de triangula-
ci6n y otras marcas geodesicas
ubicadas en las.vecindades; mante-
ner varias luces de enfilamiento y
una linea de distribuci6n el6ctrica
que lleva energia a varias ayudas a la
navegaci6n; el acceso al embarca-
dero ubicado en el area de operaci6n
del Canal en la estaci6n 1666+70 en
la Orilla Oriental del Canal; y
mantener los medidores de agua,
valvulas y la tuberia localizados

entire la penitenciaria y el Canal y a
lo largo del ferrocarril.
El gobierno de Panama tambi6n
garantizard e! libre access al bohioy
a las instalaciones adyacentes entire
la penitenciaria y el Canal a aquellas
personas y grupos que la Comisi6n
del Canal de Panama indique y
autorice por escrito usarlas.
La ceremonia de traspaso con-
cl'uy6 con la izada de la bandera de
Panama frente al edificio de admi-
nistraci6n de la penitenciaria y una
inspecci6n a las instalaciones del

Entre las personalidades que
asistieron a la ceremonia figuraron
el Administrador y el Subadminis-
trador de la Comisi6n del Canal de
Panama D.P.McAuliffe y Fernando
Manfredo, Jr. respectivamente, el
Procurador General de Panama
Olmedo Miranda y el Vice Ministro
de Gobierno y Justicia de PanamA
Emilio Castro.
La penitenciaria, que sera utili-
zada por PanamA como un centro
correcciona!, ha sido bautizada
"Centro de Rehabilitaci6n El Re-

Hito promediada transition

Este es el primero de una series de
articulos que se publicard en el
Spillway sobre cambios que se
producirdn al irmiino del period
de treinta meses de transicidn del
Tratado, que vence el 31 de marzo de
La entrega de la Penitenciaria de
Gamboa a la Rep6blica de Panama
el pasado 31 de diciembre de 1980
marc6 un hito important, al
promediar el period de treinta
meses de transici6n establecido por
el Tratado del Canal de PanamA de
El traspaso, originalmente fijado
para octubre de 1982, fue cumplido
con anticipaci6n como parte del
Tratado de Intercambio de Prisio-
neros suscrito entire los Estados
Unidos y Panama. El Tratado, que
entr6en vigor el 27 dejuniode 1980,
permit a los ciudadanos de los
Estados Unidos y de Panama
sentenciados por cortes del pais
distinto nacionalidad cumplir
sus penas en sus respectivos paises, si
asi lo desean.
El Tratado de Intercambio de
Prisioneros puso a todos los reos
que cumplen sentencias bajo la
autoridad de la Direcci6n de Prisio-
nes de los Estados Unidos; de alli
que la Comisi6n del Canal de
Panama quedara relevada de la

necesidad de la prisi6n, procedien-
dose a efectuar los tramites para
traspasar la instalaci6n penal para
su uso al Gobierno de PanamA.
El edificio principal del complejo
penal fue en una 6poca un comedor
para obreros del Canal. La instala-
ci6n fue habilitada para servir como
penitenciaria en 1913. En 1950 se le
afiadieron various edificios y en 1978
se construy6 un anexo.
El complejo esta formado por
estructuras de madera y de concre-
to. Incluye tres residencias (una
vivienda unfamiliar y un edificio de
dos apartamientos), tres garages,
un taller industrial, dispensario,
sal6n de classes, un edificio adminis-
trativo, cocina, comedor, edificio
para celdas y anexo, dos torres de
seguridad y various edificios para
almacenamiento y dep6sito. En una
6poca, los edificios de almacena-
miento fueron empleados como
establos y gallineros, y para dep6-
sito general. La penitenciaria cuenta
tambi6n con una capilla, un sal6n de
recreo, taller de tapiceria, barberia,
proyectores de peliculas, cancha de
baloncesto y un campo dejuegos.
Los press ganaban dinero para
sus necesidades personales al reali-
zar diversas tareas, dependiendo el
salario de la clase de trabajo.
(Continda en la pdgina 4)

Elvira Arias nueva Gerente

de la Oficina de Examenes

Elvira I. Arias, quien durante el
pasado afio se desempefi6 como la
ayudante administrative deljefe de
la Division de Operaciones de
Personal, ha sido seleccionada
como Gerente de la Oficina Central
de Examenes (CEO) y asumira su
nuevo cargo el lunes.
Reemplaza a Richard Cahill,
quien ha sido ascendido a la
posici6n de Director Ejecutivo de la
Junta de Personal del Area de
Oriunda de David, provincia de
Chiriqui, la Srta:'Arias es la primera
panamefia y la primera mujer en
ocupar permanentemente la posi-
ci6n de gerente en la historic de la
organizaci6n. Con una oficina de 20
empleados ella llevara a cabo la
misi6n de la Oficina Central de
ExAmenes, que es la de atraer a los
solicitantes, examinarlos y certifi-
carlos para las posiciones en la
Comisi6n del Canal de Panama,
components del Departamento de
Defense y otras agencies del Go-
bierno de los Estados Unidos en el

Elvira I. Arias

Graduada de honor en 1973 de la
Universidad Estatal de Florffdaen
Tallahassee, donde se especializ6 en
sicologia y obtuvo su licenciatura en
administraci6n, la Srta. Arias ac-
tualmente adelanta studios para
una maestria en administraci6n de
recursos humans en la Universidad
La Srta. Arias, quien es poseedo-
ra de una extensa experiencia en
personal, se incorpor6 por primera
vez a la organizaci6n del Canal en
mayo de 1968 como ayudante
estudiantil en la Direcci6n de
Personal. Unos meses dcspu6s se
convirti6 en estudiante aprendiz en
administraci6n de personal en el
Program de Educaci6n Coopera-
tiva del Canal de Panama. Se
gradu6 del program como ayudan-
te en t6cnicas de personal. Ascen-
diendo de puesto en puesto en la
Direcci6n de Personal, ha ocupado
posiciones de creciente responsabi-
lidad y ha servido en asignaciones
temporales en distintas posiciones
de supervision incluyendo la de Jefa
interina del Ramo de Clasificaci6n
de Posiciones.
Ademas, sirvi6 como Coordina-
dora del Programa de Movilidad
Ascendente del Canal y particip6 en
la Coordinaci6n del Programa para
la Colocaci6n de Personas Impe-
didas. La Srta. Arias compiti6 con
6xito para una beca Fulbright con el
fin de continuar studios de post
grado en sicologia industrial en los
Estados Unidos y es merecedora de
numerosos premios del Canal de
Panama que dan testimonio de su
calidad sobresaliente en el desem-
pefio de su trabajo.
Muy pronto despues de asumir
sus nuevos deberes, asistird a
cursos en la Oficina de Administra-
ci6n de Personal, Regi6n de Dallas y
en Fuerte Sam Houston a fin de
adquirir un conocimiento de los
l6timos avances en los procedimien-
tos de examen y su certificaci6n.

Mds de 66 Aios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Vol. XIX, Nn 19

Una de las l6timas leyes aproba-
das por el 969 Congreso de los
Estados Unidos fue la que autoriza
fondos para financial operaciones
del gobierno durante 1981. El
instrument P.L. 96-536 autoriza la
asignaci6n interina de fondos de
operaciones del gobierno federal, en
tanto se aprueban las leyes anuales
de asignaciones presupuestarias.
Incluye una asignaci6n adicional de
$10.2 millones a la Comisi6n del
Canal de Panama para financial la
compra de equipos y la ejecuci6nde
algunos proyectos de mejoras a la
capacidad del Canal considerados
de gran urgencia para tender el
volume proyectado de trafico.
Un reciente acumulamiento de
naves que esperaban turno para
transitar el Canal, aunque no estaba
relacionado directamente con las
necesidades de fondos adicionales,
servi6 para confirmar las proyeccio-
nes de la agencia de un creciente
trafico y la consiguiente demand de
servicio y precipit6 la decision de
agilitar la ejecuci6n de tres impor-
tantes proyectos de capital relacio-
nados con la capacidad del canal.
Ellos son la construcci6n de una
estaci6n de espera al norte de las
Esclusas de Pedro Miguel, la
compra de tres mulas adicionales
para las esclusas, y la adquisici6n de
un remolcador de reemplazo.
La estaci6n de espera mejorara la
capacidad para programar el tran-
sito en las Esclusas de Pedro Miguel.
Las mulas adicionales y el remol-
cador ayudaran notablemente a
manejar el creciente n6mero y
tamafio de los buques que transita-
ran el Canal en el future inmediato.
El Administrador de la Comisi6n

D. P. McAuliffe notific6 formal-
mente al Comit6 de Presupuesto y
Finanzas de la Junta Directiva el 21
de octubre de 1980 de su recomen-
daci6n para que se procuraran
fondos adicionales en 1981 para
acelerar la ejecuci6n de esos tres
proyectos. Los $10.2 millones adi-
cionales fueron asignados posterior-
mente a la Comisi6n por el Con-
greso el 16 de diciembre de 1980. La
rapida atenci6n dada por el Con-
greso a esa solicitud de fondos se
debi6, en gran media, al vigoroso
apoyo ofrecido a esta iniciativa por
la Directiva de la Comisi6n y por
intereses navieros, asi como por
miembros de la Administraci6n del
Como parte del compromise
contraido de incrementar la capaci-
dad de transito del Canal, la
Directiva de la Comisi6n habia
aprobado previamente una re-pro-
gramaci6n de los fondos de capital
autorizados para 1981, dandole
prioridad a los proyectos relacio-
nados con la capacidad del Canal.
Tal media permiti6 la firma de un
contrato el pasado mes de octubre
con la Mitsubishi Corporation para
el suministro de tres mulas y mejorar
el sistema de iluminaci6n de alta
intensidad en las esclusas, a fin de
facilitar los transitos nocturnos.
Las mejoras programadas a la
capacidad del Canal en el future
inmediato contribuiran a resolver
los problems originados por las
variaciones en las llegadas diarias de
naves y, cuando est6n en plena
operaci6n, aumentaran la capacidad
sostenida del Canal de su nivel
actual de 37 a 42 transitos diaries.

V-Ll�I I"


Enero 9. 1981

/Ejercicios para sefioras
El curso de ejercicios para sefioras
en el YMCA abarca todos los
aspects del ejercicio para sefioras.
Las classes se dictan los lunes y
jueves, de 9 a 10 a.m. y los martes y
jueves, de 5 a 6 p.m. La matricula
esti abierta.

/ ' Judo
Aprenda el arte de la defense
propia en el curso dejudo con Sensei
que ofrecera Eric C6rdova a partir
del 13 de .enero en el YMCA de
Balboa. Las classes se dictaran los
martes y jueves de 6:30 a 8 p.m. La
matricula ya estA abierta.
Sensei John Bannick invita a
todas las personas interesadas a
ingresar en el curso de karate del
YMCA de Balboa que comienza en
enero y que se dicta los lunes,
mi6rcoles y viernes, de 7 a 9 p.m.
Shotokan es el estilo y la excelencia
es la meta de este curso. Para mayor
informaci6n llame al 'Y' de Balboa
al 52-2839 6 52-2759.
Fisico culturismo para ni-
LDeseas mAs musculos? Zlntentas
ingresar en el equipo escolar, pero
no tienes el vigor requerido? Enton-
ces inscribete hoy en el curso de
Fisico Culturismo para Nifios, en el
YMCA de Balboa que comienza el
12 de enero. Las classes se dictan los
lunes, mi6rcoles y viernes de 3 a 4
p.m. Los nirfos mayores de 11 afios
de edad pueden ingresar. Para
mayor informaci6n lame al 'Y' al
52-2839 6 52-2759.
Clases de nataci6n
Un nuevo curso de nataci6n de
ocho semanas de duraci6n se
ofrecera los sabados en el YMCA de
Balboa a partir del 17 de enero. Las
classes son dictadas por Valencio
Thomas. Todas aqugilas personas
entire los dos y 102 anos de edad
estfn invitadas a ingresar. Este
emocionante curso se ofrecera a un
grupo de aprenda a nadar, a los
grupos con los distintivos AB, 1 y S,
y los grupos de infants y de adults.
Se ofrecen tarifas de familiar. El
curso se dicta los sfbados por la
mafiana. Para mayor informaci6n
Ilame al 'Y' al 52-2339 6 52-2759.
La Oficina de Disposici6n de
Propiedad del Departamento de
Defense, PanamA, tendra un remate
el 20 de enero en el Edificio 745 en
Corozal. Los clients podran inspec-
cionar los articulos del remate desde
el 13 hasta el 19 de enero, de 9 a 11:30
a.m. y de I a 3 p.m. Los proponents
podrAn inscribirse desde las 7 a.m. el
dia del remate. Algunos de los
articulos del remate son, muebles,
mAquinas de oficina, ropa, refrige-
radoras y acondicionadores de aire.
Program prenatal
El segundo de una series de tres
programs de educaci6n para los
futures padres tendra lugar en el
Hospital Coco Solo del Ej6rcito el
martes 13 y el jueves 15 de enero.
Esta sesi6n se titula "Atenci6n
Personal Durante el Embarazo". La
tercera y ultima presentaci6n de la
series tendrA lugar el martes 20 y el
jueves 22 de enero y se titula "El
Comenzando a las 8:45 a.m. en el
primer piso del hospital, las sesiones
consistent en discusiones y la presen-
taci6n de peliculas.


Frank B. De Abate, oriundo de
Col6n, quien ha participado en
las actividades y programs
sociales del YMCA durante los
ultimos 27 anios y fue hasta hace
poco gerente. del YMCA de
Balboa, ha sido nombrado di-
rector ejecutivo del YMCA de
Balboa. De Abate, quien es
contador, trabaj6 con la Parke-
Davis en la Zona Libre de Col6n
y con William Brothers en
Venezuela. Ely su esposa Elvia y
tres hijos viven en la Boca.

Cursos de contabilidad
La Universidad Nova esta ofre-
ciendo un curso en contabilidad
avanzada a partir de este mes. El
Anico requisite para matricularse en
este program de 15 horas de cr6dito
es que la persona haya completado
por lo menos un afio de contabilidad
en una entidad educativa recono-
cida. Los estudiantes podrAn esco-
ger de una variedad de cursos de
contabilidad. Para obtener infor-
maci6n adicional llame al 52-4091 o
al 52-2494, de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m., de
lunes a viernes.

Curso sobre el parto Clases de yoga
El YMCA de Balboa ofrecera un Este mes se reanudaran las classes
curso sobreelpartoa partirdel 15de de Hatha Yoga en el YMCA de
enero. . El curso' estard cargo de Balboa. Las classes, impartidas por
Cristina Caries. Las classes se dicta- Clarita Svab, se dictan los martes y
ran los jueves de 7 a 9 p.m. El jueves de 4:30 a 5:30 p.m. Los
program es de seis semanas de interesados pueden ingresar en
duraci6n con instrucci6n en ingl6s y
espafiol. El curso, que es reconocido quer moment.
por el Hospital Gorgas del Ejercito Universidades de EE.UU.
aplica las tcnicas mAsavanzadas. ,- Los estudiantes interesados en

Campania Berean estudiar en universidades de los
Una bo el Estados Unidos, igual que sus
Una campania evangelica bajo el
tio "La Campafia de ls Bera , padres, estan invitados a reuniones
titulo "La Campafia de los Bereans ,
con representantes de universida-
es patrocinada por el Departamento c r
de Actividades y Bienestar Social de des e internados privados, hoy a
Laicos de la Iglesia Adventista del partir de las 7:30 p.m. y mafiana de
ptimo Dia Berean. Las reunions 10:30 a.m. a 12:30 p.m. en el Holiday
Septimo Dia Berean. Las reuniones
tendon lugar cada noche alas 7:15 Inn. No se require cita previa. Para
tendran lugar cada noche a las 7:15
mayor informaci6n los interesados
en la iglesia situada en la Calle I I en mayor informaci6n los interesados
pueden Ilamar al telefono 69-1122
Parque Lefevre a partir ,del 18 de pueden lamar al telfono 9-1122
durante las horas indicadas.
enero. Se invita al p6blico a asistir.
Se obsequiaran regalos. Baile oriental
Clases de Nataci6n La matricula esta abierta para un
nuevo curso, bailes del Oriente
El domingo pasado comenzaron Medio Nivel 1, el cual se inici6 el
en la Piscina de Balboa las inscrip- lunes 5 de enero, en el USO-J de
cones para el tercer period de Balboa. Unase al grupo de estu-
clases de nataci6n del afio escolar y diantes de bailes orientales para
continuaran hasta mariana sabado desarrollar buena condici6n fisica y
10 de enero. Las classes estan elegancia al bailar. Para mayor
dirnnnihles nara dpnpndientes de informaci6n Ilame al "J" al 52-7259.

empleados de la Comisi6n y del
Departamento de Defensa (DOD),
pero se le dara preferencia a los
residents de las comunidades de
Balboa, La Boca y Anc6n.
Habra classes para principiantes,
incluyendo pequefios de 2 a 3 aiios,
pre-escolares, nifios de Kindergar-
ten, de primaria y para adults, asi
como para principiantes avanzados,
intermedios de todos los niveles,
nadadores y salvavidas avanzados.
El period, de diez semanas de
duraci6n, comenzara el lunes 19 de
enero y continuara hasta el sabado
28 de marzo.
Para ma or informacirn, -obr las
inscripciones, los interesados pue-
den lamar a la Piscina de Balboa,
tel6fono 52-5493.
Gimnasia para nifias
La instructor Lucy Marquez
anuncia que a6n hay cupos en el
curso de Gimnasia para Nifias del
YMCA de Balboa que se iniciara el
12 de enero. El curso se dicta los
lunes, mi6rcoles y viernes de 3 a 4:30

Curso de buceo
Descubra las maravillas que exis-
ten bajo el mar en Panama,
asistiendo al curso de buceo que sera
ofrecido por el YMCA de Balboa en
el mismo 'Y'y en la base Howard de
la Fuerza A6rea a partir del 12 y 13
de enero respectivamente. Cada
curso tiene cuatro sernanas de
duraci6n. Se podra obtener certifi-
,cado del YMCA, NAUI, PADI,
Las classes seran impartidas por el
instructor Ren6 G6mez e incluyen
sesiones en la piscina y en el aula,
ademas de un minimo de dos buceos
en el Oc6ano Atlantico. La ma-
tricula esta ,abierta a todas las
personas mayores de 15 afios en la
recepci6n del YMCA de Balboa.
Para mayor informaci6n Ilame al'Y'
al 52-2839 6 52-2759.

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Foto por Arthur Pollack
El corte de la traditional cinta marc6 la inauguraci6n de la tiendecita de Gamboa la vispera de la
Navidad. La ceremonial inaugural cont6 con la participaci6n (desde la izquierda) del Director de
Protocolo de la Comisi6n, William De La Mater; el Administrador D. P. McAuliffe; la Presidente del
Comitd Asesor de Residentes de Gamboa Priscilla Walker; el Coronel Neal Christensen, y el
Gerente General del Almacdn del drea de Panamd Tsutomu Ige. Sostienen la cinta los residents de
Gamboa Victor Neil y Darren Dean. La tiendecita estd abierta de 3 a 7p.m. de lunes a viernesy de 9
a.m. a 2 p.m. los s6bados. No abrird los domingos.

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Sea modelo
El pr6ximo curso de modelado de
Jackie McClellan se iniciara el 13 de
enero en el YMCA de Balboa. Se
ofreceran sesiones los martes y
jueves, de 5 a 7 p.m. durante ocho
Las classes son coeducacionales y
pueden aprovecharlas todas las
personas interesadas mayores de 15
afios. El curso abarca cuidado del
cabello, vestuario y combinaci6n de
colors, postura, confianza en si
mismo, aplicaci6n del maquillaje,
modelado en desfiles de modas
formal e informal y conocimiento de
la ultima moda.
Los estudiantes del curso pasado
de otofio ya estan modelando en el
area y celebrarAn su graduaci6n y
desfile de modas esta noche a las
7:30 en el auditorio del YMCA. Se
invita al p6blico en general a asistir.
Ya esta abierta la matricula para
el curso de modelado. Para mayor
informaci6n Ilame al YMCA-al 52-
2839 6 52-2759.
Matriculas en FSU
El period de matriculas tardias
para la extension del Canal de
Panama de la Universidad del
Estado de Florida(FSU)continuarA
hoy de 2 a 5 p.m. en el. Centro
Educativo de Howard, Edificio 708;
en la Oficina de la FSU en Albrook,
Edificio 808, .y .en el Ceitirb
Educativo de Kobbe,Edifici66810,
en el sector Pacifico, y en el Centro
Educativo de Fuerte Davis, Edificio
32, en el sector Atlantico.
Los cursos que se ofrezcan
dependent de la demand que
determine la matricula.
Aprenda Costura
Si le gusta la alta costura pero no
desea pagar precious elevados por la
ropa, iPor qu6 no aprende a disefiar
y a coser su propia ropa? Edna
C6rdova, graduada de la Escuela
Bishop de Confecci6n y Costura,
ofrecera un curso de costura profe-
sional y disefio en el YMCA de
Balboa a partir del 10 de enero.
Las classes se ofrecerAn los sAba-
dos o martes, y los estudiantes
avanzados tendran sesiones los
lunes. Todos los cursos tienen
duraci6n de diez semanas. La
matricula esta abierta. Para mayor
informaci6n, los interesados pueden
Ilamar a los tel6fonos 52-2839 6 52-
Aprenda espafiol
El YMCA de Balboa ofrecera
cursos de conversaci6n en espafiol a
partir del 12 y 13 de enero. Los
cursos nocturnos, a cargo de Bob
Schultz, tendran lugar los lunes y
mi6rcoles. El curso para principian-
tes es alas 6p.m. y el intermedio alas
7:30 p.m.
Los cursos diurnos tendran lugar
los martes y jueves por las mafianas
y abarcaran espaiol de uso diario. Si
desea conversar mejor con su
empleada domestica, hacer sus
compras en el mercado de la
localidad o "regatear" con los
comerciantes de la ciudad, le con-
viene asistir a este curso. Los
principiantes asisten a las 8:15 a.m. y
los intermedios a las 9:45 a.m.
La matricula ya esta abierta. Para
mayor informaci6n Ilame al 'Y' al
52-2759 6 52-2839.

Enero 9.1981


Nombran 3 nuevos jefes

en Servicios Generales

El inicio del nuevo aflo registrar la
toma de posesi6n de tres nuevos
jefes de division en la Direcci6n de
Servicios Generales.
Ernest B. Hickman ha sido
nombrado nuevo Jefe de la Divisi6n
de Transporte a Motor, en reem-
plazo de B.M. Lohr, quien sejubil6
el 12 de diciembre. Hickman ingres6
a la Compafiia del Canal de Panama
en 1970. Primero fue empleado en la
Division de Electricidad y posterior-
mente fue trasladado a la Divisi6n
de I ngenieria. Tiene una licenciatura
en ciencias con especializaci6n en
ingenieria marina obtenida en la
Academia de Marina Mercante de
los Estados Unidos, en Kings Point.
En 1975 fue trasladado a la Divisi6n
de Transporte a Motor como Jefe
del Distrito Norte y en 1976 fue

Por Jan Meriwether
En medio de una densa cortinade
lluvia en pleno diciembre, dos
botecitos impulsados por motors
de 80 caballos de fuerza se apresu-
raron para colocarse al lado de dos
enormes buques que transitaban
lentamente hacia el terminal Paci-
fico del Canal.
Para Jacques Desjardins y su
tripulaci6n, Panama marc6 las dos
terceras parties de una larga travesia
que les ha permitido recorrer 12,200
millas en rios y oc6anos entire
Canada y Panama. La expedici6n
deberi cubrir otras 6,000 millas
antes de Ilegar a sus destiny: el
tempestuoso Cabo de Hornos en el
extreme mas austral de Sur Ame-

Jacques Desjardins creci6 en las
proximidades del rio St. Lawrence
cerca de Montreal, Canada. Cuan-
do apenas frizaba los 19 afios viaj6
en un pequefio bote con motor de
12 caballos de fuerza de Montreal a
Nueva York. Desde aquel primer
viaje, sus expediciones se han
tornado mas ambiciosas en cada
oportunidad y su equipo mas
Hace diez afios, su suefio de
viajar en bote de Montreal, Canada,
por los Estados Unidos, principal-
mente rio abajo del Misisipi y a lo
largo de la costa del AtlAntico por
-Centro Am6rica hasta el Canal de
Panama, y finalmente bordeando la
costa Pacifica de Am6rica del Sur
hasta el Cabo de Hornos, comenz6
a tomar forma.
Tras abandonar su trabajo en
Canada, Desjardins emple6 sus
ahorros en acondicionar dos botes
de aluminio de 16.5 pies de largo,
que 61 bautiz6 Laurentie y Barata-
ria. Descubri6 muchos espiritus
afines al suyo cuando al anunciar en
el Washington Post su proyectado
viaje, mis de 300 personas mani-
festaron su interns de former parte

ascendido al cargo de Asistente del
Jefe de la Divisi6n, puesto que
desempefi6 hasta su mas reciente
promoci6n. Hickman reside con su
familiar en Balboa.

Robert J. Saarinen sera cl nuevo
Jefe de la Divisi6n de Servicios
Comunales, tras la jubilaci6n este
mes de Charles Newbury. Su
nombramiento entra en vigor el II
de enero. Saarinen ingres6 a la
Compafia del Canal de Panama en
1958, ejerciendo varias posiciones
desde entonces, incluyendo la de
Asistente del Gerente General de la
Division de Abastos. Actualmente
es Asistente del Director Asociado
de Servicios de Protecci6n y Logis-
tica. Vive con su familiar en Balboa.

Ernest B. Hickman
del Jefe de la Divisi6n de Bomberos
reemplazara tambi6n a partir del II
de enero al Jefe de esa Divisi6n
George Flores, quien se acogera a la

Ronald M. Guilliams
la Division de Bomberos del Canal
en el rango de sargento en 1947.
Tenia a su haber 17 afios de
experiencia en los diversos campos


Robert J. Saarinen
puesto de comando en el sector
Atlantico desde hace mas de cinco
afos. Reside en Crist6bal con su
familiar, pero se mudara al sector

Ronald M. Guilliams, Ayudante jubilaci6n. Guilliams se incorpor6 a de la profesi6n. Guilliams ejercia el Pacifico el future pr6ximo.

ros en fase final del viaje de 18,000 millas

Empequeniecidos aun por un modesto remolcador, el "Laurentie"y el "Barataria"parecen arrimarse
por seguridad mientras son bloqueados por un enorme cisterna.

de su tripulaci6n.
Durante la primera fase de su
viaje, la pequefia expedici6n incur-
sion6 en los Estados Unidos hasta
legar a Gulfport, Misisipi, y endere-
zar rumbo al sur. Pero en el puerto
de Tampico, Mexico, debi6 hacer
un alto a causa de problems
financieros y mecanicos.
Desjardins pas6 los pr6ximos
cinco afios trabajando en Vene-
zuela, al tiempo que hacia planes y
ahorraba para continuar su inte-
rrumpida excursion. Desjardins re-
gres6 a Tampico y reanud6 alli su
aventurajunto a su esposaAdriana,
que es de Tampico, y un amigo
Nuevamente, los planes tan bien
trazados y el optimism puesto en la
reanudaci6n del viaje tropezaron
con un rev6s, en esta ocasi6n en
Honduras en, donde uno de los
botes sufri6 dafios y debi6 ser
hundido a causa de que las
turbulentas aguas hacian arriesgado

arrastrarlo y el grupo no queria
dejarlo a flote. Desjardins recuerda
c6mo su amigo, que habia llamado
"hogar" al bote desde hacia muchas
semanas, llor6 cuando la averiada
nave tuvo que ser hundida. A falta
de un bote extra para emergencies,
el grupo decidi6 una vez mas
posponer su viaje al sur.
NegAndose tercamente a aban-
donar su suefio y a rendirse tras el
nuevo inconvenient, Desjardins
inici6 nuevamente el process ya
rutinario de prepararse para el
tercer intent, el que espera se
convierta en la 6ltima etapa de su
viaje. Los dos botesfueron enviados
a Honduras. De alli el grupo zarp6 a
Panama con s6lo un contratiempo
que lamentar en lo que ha sido una
etapa exitosa de la travesia. Cerca
del pueblo de Rio Indio en la costa
Atlantica de Panama, los botes
naufragaron en aguas picadas, pero
los pobladores rescataron a sus
ocupantes y la mayor parte de sus

pertenencias, y los botes no sufrie-
ron dafio alguno.
Durante el largo trecho, el grupo
viajaba de dia procurando tener
tierra a la vista. Playas arenosas,
pisos rfisticos de iglesias y escuelas
y aun los propios botes les servian
de cama para pernoctar. Peri6dica-
mente se reabastecian y muchas
comidas fueron cocinadas en fogo-
nes improvisados.
Sin estar supeditados a un
itinerario, los aventureros han podi-
do saborear lo que Desjardins llama
"el espiritu de la aventura". Para 61,
las experiencias adquiridas y la
gente conocida a lo largo del
trayecto son mas importantes que el
destino final. Detenerse para con-
versar con otros navegantes, inter-
cambiar impresiones con pescado-
res nativos, y responder s las
preguntas de los curiosos forman
parte del divertido viaje que ha
pasado a ser parte de la vida de
Desjardins y sus acompafiantes.

El y Adriana coinciden en que las
personas han sido muy hospitalarias
y entusiastas cuando escuchan lo
que intentan lograr. Desjardins
relata la ocasi6n en que, mientras se
hallaban en Guatemala, el Presi-
dente de ese pais hizo guardar sus
botes en un tren y procedi6 a
ofrecerles una gira por Guatemala.
El confiesa que alguna gente ha
pensado que ellos estan locos por
entregarse a tan peligrosa aventura
s6lo por el placer de disfrutarla.
Tras admitir que embarcaciones
mis grandes pueden ser mas
seguras, Desjardins afirma que.un
bote pequefio ofrece mayores opor-
tunidades de conocer y comunicar-
se con la gente.
Transitar el Canal de Panama
apenas le cost al grupo $1.33 por
bote, que es la tarifa por tonelada
para naves en lastre que cobra el
Canal. AdemAs, debi6 pagar $20 por
servicios de arqueo.
Desjardins y su grupo estin
contents de haber dejado atrs las
turbulentas aguas del Atlantico. Los
botes Laurentie y Barataria fueron
atados a un remolcador y quedaron
bloqueados por un buque.
La expedici6n pasara los pr6xi-
mos meses en M6xico con la familiar
de Adriana hasta que el tiempo sea
propicio para reanudar el viaje. Ellos
calculan que la etapa faltante hasta
Cabo de Hornos les tomara aproxi-
madamente seis meses.
Desjardins no esta seguro a
d6nde ira o qu6 hara una vez
alcance su meta. "Ahora siento que
el mundo es mi casa", explica, "y no
podr6 volvei a mi antigua forma de
vida despu6s de esto". Confia en
que grupos y organi/aciones lo
ayuden a patrocinar futures expedi-
ciones. Pero pase lo que pase, no
hay duda de que elind6mito espiritu
de Desjardins lo impulsarA a acome-
ter nuevas aventuras.


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A la izquierda, el "Lauren-
tie" se asoma en las com-
puertas de las Esclusas de
Pedro Miguel camino al
Pacifico para acometer las
6000 millas que lo separan
del Cabo de Hornos, en
tanto que Jacques y Adria-
na Desjardins (derecha)
examinan la ruta.

Fotos por
Kevin Jenkins
Arthur Pollack

Pigina 3

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Enero 9, 1981

Salva una vida,


aprende el CPR
La Asociaci6n Cardiaca Norte- Lista de Vacantes y Traslados

americana calcula que las enferme-
dades del coraz6n causan la muerte
.i a unas 660,000 personas al afo. Si
un colega, amigo o ser querido sufre
1 repentinamente un ataque cardiac,
Sisabria usted qu6 hacer?
Este mes la Direcci6n de Ingenie-
� ria y Construcci6n iniciara una series
' de cursos de resucitaci6n cardiopul-
a' monar (CPR) en el Edificio de
Administraci6n en Balboa Heights.
Sa Los medicos informant que si se
inicia la resucitaci6n en los cuatro
primeros minutes despu6s de sufrir
S un colapso, esto permit que un 30
par ciento de las victims que son
Ilevadas a hospitals reanuden sus
vidas normales.
Cada curso es de ocho horas de
Albert W. Randall, Vice-Presidente Ejecutivo de la Mutual of duraci6n, dividido en dos sesiones
Omaha y de la Divisi6n de Omaha, Nebraska, del Grupo United of de cuatro horas, y esti aprobado por
Omaha Group recibi6 recientemente la Llave Maestra del Canal" la Cruz Roja Americana y el
de Panamd. La'distinci6n fue entregada por el Jefe del Ramo de Consejo de Seguridad Nacional. El
Servicios a los Empleados W. A. Stillivan (derecha) a sus hijos primer curso sera presentado el 20 y
Linda y Casey. La condecoraci6n otorgada en el grado de 21 de enero y el segundo el 22y 23,de
"-'Maestro Benefactor" reconoce la contribuci6n de Randall, en enero de 7:30 a 11:30 a.m. cada dia.
representaci6n de la firma, con las entidades no lucrativas y Para obtener informaci6n deta-
actividades tales como la Campaila Federal Combinada y el Ilada adicional y para inscribirse, los
Fondo Unido, durante sus 25 aiios de vinculaci6n con el Canal. interesados pueden lamar a Bob
Brunson, Oficial de Seguridad para
la Direcci6n de Ingenieria y Con-

Matriculas en UniversidaddelPC strucci6n al 52-7575.

La Universidad del Canal de
Panama ya tiene abierta la matricula
para el semestre de primavera. Las
classes se iniciarin el 19 de enero.
Se ofreceran numerosos cursos
relacionados con el trabajo en
comercio, secretariado, procesa-
miento de datos, espatiol e ingles. La
matricula para estos cursos es
La tarifa de la matricula para los
estudiantes de tiempo complete

Tambi6n podian ganar dinero extra
fabricando artesanias o reparando
La prisi6n, ubicada a orillas del
Canal, tiene capacidad para 222
reos, capacidad que nunca fue
copada durante la administraci6n de
los Estados Unidos. El mayor
n6mero de press que tuvo fue de
Fuera del complejo hay muchos
frutales, incluyendo una variedad de
aguacate de la que se dice es una de
las mas finas de Panama.
En el interin entire fines de
septiembre. cuando se finalize el
intercambio de prisioneros, y el 31
de diciembre de 1980, la Divisi6n de
Policia de la Comisi6n mantuvo una
minima fuerza'policial eri la peniten-
ciaria para vigilar la propiedad y sus
Antes del intercambio de prisio-
neros, funcionarios de la Guardia
Nacional de Panama pasaron varias
semanas en la penitenciaria para
familiarizarse con las instalaciones
del penal y sus predios, la operaci6n
de la lavanderia, los talleres indus-
triales y la seguridad. Se tiene
entendido que Panama proyecta

Respuestas del Crucigrama

patrocinados es de $254 por semes-
tre. La matricula de tiempo parcial
es de $27 por cr6dito de semestre
para los empleados del Gobierno de
los Estados Unidos y sus depen-

Las classes se dictarAn durante el
dia y la noche. El horario de las
classes e informaci6n adicional se
pueden obtener Ilamando a la
Universidad al 52-3304.

emplear la penitenciaria para press
que cometen su primer delito que
sean sentenciados a mis de seis
meses de prisi6n y que tengan
buenas posibilidades de rehabilita-

Oficinas tienen

nuevos numerous
Los n6meros de telCfono de
algunas antiguas oficinas del Canal
de Panama que fueron transferidas
alDepartamento de Defensa han
sido cambiados recientemente. A
continuaci6n damos una lista de los
n6meros viejos y los nuevos.
Centro de Saludl Mental de
Corozal (Departamento de Siquia-

tria, Hospital Gorgas).

Centro para la Prevencidn y.
Control de Enfermedades A nimales.
ADPAC (Clinica Veterinaria).
52-3210 85-4713
52-3457 85-5866
52-3886 ,85-5867,
52-7933 * 85-5119
Comisidn de Monumentos tde Bara-
Ilas Norteamericanas (cementerio).
52-2547 85-5016

* El revisado de vehiculos
motorizados para 1981 continua-
ri llevAndose a cabo en las
Divisiones de Transporte a Mo-
tor en Mount Hope y Anc6n
hasta el 15 de marzo. Las horas
de inspecci6n son de 8 a.m. hasta
el mediodia y de 2 a 5 p.m., de
lunes a viernes y de 8 a.m. a I
p.m. los sdbados.
* El Comit6 Asesor de Resi-
dentes del Pacifico se reunir4 el
mi6rcoles 14 de enero a partir de
las 7:30 p.m., en el Centro de
Adiestramiento del Canal de
Panama. Rudolph Crespo, Jefe
de la Secci6n de Documentaci6n
de Empleados y Carga, serd el
orador invitado.
* Este mes se iniciaran las
inspecciones anuales de las casas
en las areas de viviendas de la
Comisi6n. Estas inspecciones
son regidas por reglamentos
existentes a fin de localizar
peligros de incendio en el hogar.
Los bombers de Panama efec-
tuaran las inspecciones en los
distritos de Balboa y Coco
Solito. Los residents serAn
notificados previamente de la
fecha en que se inspeccionarin
sus casas.
* El Registrode vehiculos y la
expedici6n de las places se
iniciaron el 5 de enero en ambos
sectors del Istmo. Represen-
tantes de la Secci6n de Registro
de Vehiculos del Oficial Pre-
voste de la Brigada 193 cstar6n
disponibles en las instalacioncs
del TrAnsito en Ancon para
cntregar los calcamonias de las
Fucrzas Armadas. I.os residents
del Atlantico pueden obtener sus
calcamonias en el Edificio 203 en
Fuerte Gulick. Las horas labo-
rables son de 7:30 a.m. a 5 p.m.
* El lote en la intersecci6n de
la Carretera Gaillard y la Calle
Pier, que actualmente se usa para
exhibir vehiculos de propiedad
privada para la venta, esta
incluido en un Area que la
Autoridad Portuaria de Panama
usarA para expandir sus opera-
clones. El area, que estA siendo
cercada, no estard disponible
para la venta de vehiculos
despu6s del 20 de enero. Fun-
cionarios de la Comisi6n y de la
Rep6blica de Panama estan
considerando destinar otros lu-
gares para este prop6sito.

Para Empleados

Salario base
drea de
Oricinista Asistente (Mecanografla). LN-6'..... $8,486.40
Oficinista Esten6grafo(a) LN-41 .............. $7,196.80
Oficinista-Mecan6grafo(a), LN-31 ............. $6,718.40
Ayudante de Mecanico Tornero, LM-5
(Se require saber nadar) ...................... $3.20
Pintor, LM -9 .................................. $4.11
Despachador(a) Supervisor(a) de Vehiculos
a Motor, LN-5 (Se require saber ingles.
y tener licencia de conductor) ........... .. $7,779.20

Oficinista-Mecan6grafo(a), LN-4'
(Se require saber ingles) (Hasta
el 15-7-81) ................................$7,196.80
Oficinista, Seguridad Industrial
(Mecanografia), LN-5' (Bilingiie),
(Hasta un afio) .................. $7,779.20




Of. del Dir.
de Marina

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Formal de Solicitar el Empleo: Las solicitudes deben presentarse al Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones
Edificio 366. Anc6n. o en el Edificio 1105. Cristobal. usando el Formulario 443. SOLICITUD DE
TRASLADO. eh un plazo no mayor de site (7) dias calendarios despuds de la fecha de esta publicaci6n. Este
plato de 7 dias calendarios estt sujeto a pr6rroga a petici6n de la division que anuncia la vacant o seg6n lo
decide el Jefe del Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones. Los requisitos pueden revisarse en la Biblioteca y Museo.
Pueden obtenerse mas informed en el Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones. telfonos 52-3583. 52-7996 6 43-7219.
Solicitantes con Condici6n de Carrera: Las solicitudes de los solicitantes con condici6n de carrera
seran consideradas solamente si no hay otros solicitantes en la L.ista de Reempleo Proritario.
Solicitantes con Impedimentos Fisicos: Las personas calificadas que lengan impedimenlos fisicos
pueden llamar o visitar al Coordinador del Programa para la Colocacidn de Personas Impedidas a fin de ser
asesoradas con respect a las vacantes que aparecen arriba. La oflicina del Coordinador cstA situada en el
Edificio 366. Anc6n. iel6fono 52-7867.
Consideraci6n do Reascenso: Los empleados q ue pasaron a grados inferiores a causade reducci6n de
personal lendrAn derecho automdticamcnte a consideraci6n preferential para su reascenso a cualquiera de las
siguientes vacantes permanentes para la cual scan id6neos. No obstante. como double verificaci6n, los
empleados que screen tener derecho a tal consideraci6n preferencial deberin solicitar las vacantes en las cuales
est6n interesados e indicar en su solicited que fueron colocados en grades inferiores debido a reducci6n de
personal. La consideraci6n de candidates para reascenso tendri lugar antes de proceder a llenar la position
mediante el process competitive.
Igualdad do Oportunidades de Empleo: Todo solicitante capacitado recibirA consideraci6n para los
cmpleos sin distinci6n de raza, religion. color, origen national. sexo.edad. partidarismo yafiliaci6n political'
impedimento fisico. ocualquier otro factor que no sea de merito. Deberi someterse una solicited por separado
para cada uno de los empleos que aparecen en la list.

'Los salaries base indlcados arriba, son los salaries iniciales para los empleados contratados en la
Repdblica de Panama por primers vez despues del 7 de oetubre de 1979. Estos salaries, con excepci6n de
aquellos identificados como de oficios criticos, serin ajustados de acuerdo con la Base de Sueldos Area del
Canal o con la Base de Sueldos de los Estados Unldos, segin la elegibilidad del solicitante escogido. A la base
de sueldo de los ciudadanos estadounidenses se le afladira un diferencial tropical. Ademds, se le ailadiri un
incentive para la contrataci6n y retenci6n de personal al salario base applicable de los empleados contratados
fuera de la Republica de Panama.
ISe require examen escrito.

Se hallan listos documents

El Ministerio de Comercio .e
Industries tiene listos los documen-
tos de reconocimiento legal provi-
sional de otras 32 organizaciones no
lucrativas del area del Canal. Los
representantes legales de esas orga-
nizaciones deberin retirar los docu-
mentos de Certificaci6n y Reconoci-
miento en las oficinas localizadas en
el piso 17 del Edificio de la Loteria
Nacional de Beneficencia ,en la
Avenida Cuba, de 7 a.m. a 3 p.m., de
lunes a viernes.
Las organizaciones no lucrativas
que operan en el area del Canal de
Panama y no han solicitado el
reconocimiento provisional deben
hacerlo lo antes possible. Para ello
deben enviar una carta solicitando la
certificaci6n de su status de organi-
zaci6n no lucrative a Joseph Wood,
Director de la Oficina de Adminis-
traci6n Ejecutiva, oficina 205, Edifi-
cio de Administraci6n, Balboa
La carta debe incluir los nombres
de tres miembros de la organizaci6n
que puedan ser sus representantes.
La certificaci6n debe luego ser
entregada a la oficina del Ministerio
de Comercio e Industrias indicada
arriba. junto con dos copias de los
estatutos de la organizaci6n.
Para mayor informaci6n, los
interesados pueden Ilamar a Ara-

celly, Minquez al 27-42422; extensi~is-
119, o a Gladys Diaz, en la Divisi6n
de Servicios Administrativos, al 52-
A continuaci6n la lista de las
organizaciones cuyos representantes
legales deben retirar los documents
de Certificaci6n y Reconocimiento.
4:15 Club (The); ABC-Preschool;
Acacia Consistory No. 336 A.A.S.R.
PHA; American Legion, Inc. Nathaniel
.I. Owen Post 3 club (The); Asociaci6n de
Estudiantes Latinoamericanos; Atlantic
Little League/Farm League; Balboa
Church of Christ; Boy Scouts of America
(The); Canal Zone Military Lodge No.
174: Canal Zone Pacific Power Squa-
dron: Cardenas Women's Club; Ca-
ribbean College Club: Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-Day Saints; Coco Solo
Resident's Advisory Committee; Coope-
rativa de Ahorro y Cr6dito Anc6n. R.L.:
Crist6bal Gun Club: Crossroads Tennis
Club; First Baptist Church; Geraldine C.
Scales Chapter No. 115, Order of the
Eastern Star: Lakeview Golf Club: Los
Caballeros Riding Club: Medical Asso-
ciation of the Isthmian Canal Zone:
Mindi Acres Riding Club: Miraflores
Hobby Shop: Pacific Women's Softball
league ; Panama Canal Tarpon Club
(The): Panama Canal Yacht Club:
Reserve Officers Association of the
United States: Special Education Asso-
ciation of the C.Z.: Sweet Adelines Inc.:
Twin Oceans Chapter No. 1: U.S. Army
Thrift Shop (Pacific):

3- 4 Administraci6n
7- 8 Oficina de Administraci6n de Finanzas
14-15 Direcci6n de Ingenieria y Construcci6n
17-18 Direcci6n de Marina
24-25 Direcci6n de Servicios Generales
28-Mar. I Direcci6n de Ingenieria y Construcci6n

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