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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:
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Panama Canal
Creation Date:
February 13, 1981
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Weekly[ FORMER <June 1966>-Dec. 23, 1983]
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37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.


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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).
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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.
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"Official Panama Canal publication."
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Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 1 (June 24, 1966); title from caption.
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Vols. for 1994-1995 distributed to depository libraries in microfiche.
General Note:
Special "80th anniversary supplement" issue published on Aug. 12, 1994.
General Note:
Special ed. for 65th anniversary of the Panama Canal issued at end of Oct. 1979, is also a joint issue with: The News: authorized unofficial publication of the U.S. Armed Forces, Quarry Heights, Panama, and includes the text of the Panama Canal Act.

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The Panama Canal Spillway

Vol. XIX, No. 24 Friday, February 13, 1981

Commission moving rapidly

Figures show treaty compliance in hiring
Figures provided to senior man- three vacant positions was filled by a increasing role of Panamanians ir
agement officials of the Panama Panamanian citizen. Of 102 vacan- the Canal enterprise was made b'
Canal Commission last week show cies that were filled during the year, the Office of Equal Opportunity
that the Canal organization is 67 went to U.S. citizens and 35 to which has responsibility for mo
moving rapidly in compliance with Panamanians. Ten of the 67 jobs nitoring the Commission's program
the mandates of the Panama Canal that went to U.S. citizens were pilot for preferential hiring of Panama
Treaty in regard to the employment positions. nians required by Article X of the
of Panamanian nationals. The statistical analysis of the treaty.
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The statistics also reflect the fact
that Panamanians employed by the
Commission are enjoying increased
promotional opportunities, an issue
that is not addressed by the treaty.

Officials in attendance at two
Equal Opportunity seminars last
week learned that in fiscal year 1980,
81.5 percent, or approximately five,
out of every six, permanent posi-
tions filled through the Central
Examining Office went to Panama-
nians. Of those vacancies at the LN-
6 level, or its equivalent, and above,
nearly two out of every three
positions were filled by Panama-
nians. For those vacancies below the
LN-6 level, Panamanians filled nine
,out of every ten positions.

In regard to positions vacated by
the retirements of U.S. citizens
during FY 1980, it was reported that
approximately one out of every

U.S., Pane
By Susan Hah Liang
Twenty-nine professional engi-
neers, geologists and technicians
recently participated in a rock slope
engineering workshop offered at the
Panama Canal Commission Train-
ing Center. A unique aspect of the
group is that it included not only


Black history program set

February is traditionally desig-
nated as Black History Month, a
time to commemorate the contribu-
tions made to our society by the
black community. The history of the
Panama Canal is replete with
examples of blacks' contributions,
many of which predate the early
Canal construction period.
Highlighting this year's Black
History Month will be a musical
program presented at the Panama
Canal College Auditorium from
7:30 to 9:30 p.m. on February 19.
Sponsored by the Office of Equal
Opportunity, the program will fea-
ture black artists performing both
vocal and instrumental music, from
spirituals to jazz. The program will
include a brief presentation out-
lining the history of the contribu-
tions of blacks to the world of music.

personnel of th
Engineers, the
including the
Works, the Na
ity, the Pana
Colorado, Ce
mineral resou
Ministry of
dustry, and the
Hydraulic Res
The Commis
the students in
of a new agr
Canal organize
ment of Panan
beneficial tra
available basis
sion and Pana
one another a
training program
may request s
shops for area
need exists.
The student

The public is invited and admission
is free.
Also, during the week of February
15 through 21 there will be a special
display at the Commission Library-
Museum on the second floor of the
-former Civil Affairs Building noting
black contributions to literature and

Electricity rates

up 15% in March
Residential electricity rates for
Commission housing areas will be
increased approximately 15% effec-
tive with meter readings in March.
The increase is necessary to bring
Commission rates more in line with
those of the Tennessee Valley
Authority Residential Power Sched-
ules on which Commission rates are

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Photo by Kevin Jenkins
Prisciliano G6ndola, right, receives a certificate and congratula-
tions from Marine Bureau Director Capt. John D. Thurber.

Saving life earns employee award
The quick thinking and correct saving the life of Carlos Alvarado,
action of lineman Prisciliano G6n- deckhand boatswain, who fell over-
dola in saving the life of a fellow board from the launch Albacore at
worker was recently officially com- the Fort Davis Landing. A life ring
mended by the Panama Canal was thrown, but it did not reach him.
Commission. In an award cere- Observing that the man was tiring
mony, G6ndola was presented with and struggling to stay afloat, G6n-
a Special Acts or Services Award dola jumped into the water, grabbed
Certificate and a check for $500 by the life ring and swam with it to
Marine Bureau Director Captain Alvarado. A second life ring was
John D. Thurber, who was acting as thrown and both men were pulled in
Administrator. and assisted aboard the launch.
G6ndola received the award for

participate in engineering workshop
employees, but also preventing rock slides, and remedy- He said that he found it remark- excavation through the softer mate-
e U.S. Army Corps of ing the effects of rock slides, be they able that in teaching the workshop riamong other topics, the course
Among other topics, the course
U.S. Navy, and seven along the Canal, at the side of a road there were no communication pro- covered the use of local materials for
government agencies or in a tunnel. :blems, adding that English is the prevention and maintenance pro-
Ministry of Public The one-week workshop was common language in engineering. jects, new drilling and blasting
national Port Author- taught by Douglas R. Piteau, Ph. Piteau has taught similar one- techniques, erosion prevention, rock
ma Railroad, Cerro D., P. E., engineering geologist and week workshops in six major centers bolting and other methods for
mento Bayano, the president of D.R. Piteau and of the United States, in New Zealand shoringup rock walls, and a modern
rces section of the Associates. Limited, of Vancouver, and in Hong Kong. He said that in method of mapping geologic struc-
Commerce and In- Canada, a geotechnical consulting each location, although he uses tures. In addition, during the
National Institute of firm that specializes in rock me- selections from the same 1,300 slides workshop, Piteau verified thesound-
;ources and Electrifi- chanics and engineering geology to illustrate the 900-page booklet ness of the Canal organization's
with particular expertise in the distributed to the students prior to current landslide control program.
ssion sponsored all of design of rock slopes in mining, the course's beginning, he generally Individuals who attended the
the workshop as part highways, railways ind hydroelec- shifts the emphasis of the course seminar said that working together
eement between the tric dams. according to the geology of the area with people with similar needs from
ition and the govern- Piteau has extensive background and the concerns of the people all over Panama had been very
na to share mutually in his field and has undertaken involved, enjoyable. In terms of the spirit of
ining on a space- mining, civil and related projects in In this course Piteau concentrated the treaties calling for sharing the
;. Both the Commis- Europe, Asia, Australia, South on discussing clay shales which are concerns of both nations, the
ma plan to furnish to America and Africa. prevalent locally and are associated students considered the course a
advance schedules of Speaking of the international with landslides along the Canal. great success. In terms of remedies
ims in order that each aspect of this Commission work- Piteau mentioned being fasci- for and the prevention of rock slides
paces in those work- shop, Piteau said that it was very nated by Panama's unique "reverse along the Canal, a perennial pro-
s in which a training encouraging to see people from topography," which has harder rock blem since 1913 when a slide delayed
different backgrounds, but with on the top, with softer sedimentary the Canal's inauguration for nine
s had three common similar concerns, working together rock underneath, which increases months, the course was also con-
ving masses of rock, to solve problems. the possibility of rock slides in any sidered very beneficial.

At left, among the workshop
participants to get a practical idea
on how to map "discontinuities" in
rock while on a field trip to Sosa
Quarry are Pastora Franceschi,
left, Commission geologist, and
Dem6stenes Vergara, U.S. Navy
civil engineer.

At right, for the first time in the
history of the Canal organization,
personnel from both U.S. and
Panamanian government agencies
attend together a one-week
workshop sponsored by the
Commission and held at the
Panama Canal Training Center. At
the blackboard stands the
instructor, Dr. Douglas R. Piteau.
Photos by
Alberto Acevedo
Arthur Pollack





February 13, 1981

Canal cruise

Enjoy dining and cruising on the
Canal aboard the Dredging Divi-
sion's boat, the Atlas, in celebration
of Engineers Week. The Atlas will
depart from Gamboa at 5 p.m.,
Saturday, February 21, and return
at 9 p.m. The ticket price of $9 per
person includes food, beer and soft
drinks. There will also be a pay-as-
you-go bar. For tickets, call Felipe
Len-Rios at 52-7733, Leonard Ur-
back at 52-3493, Col. Bill Hilton at
82-4211 or Comdr. MikeJohnsonat
Gatun Horse Show
The two-day Annual Gatun Saddle
Club Horse Show begins tomorrow
at 8:45 a.m. Tickets may be
purchased at the gate and are good
for both days. Homemade refresh-
ments will be available and everyone
is invited to view the 28 scheduled
events that include jumping, equita-
tion, western riding and gymkhana.

Gamboa cooperative
annual meeting
The Annual Membership Meet-
ing of the Cooperativa de Ahorro y
Cr6dito Gamboa, R.L., will be held
at the Veterans of Foreign Wars,
Post No. 3822 in Curundu, at 6 p.m.
on Saturday, February 21.
All members are encouraged to
attend, as Panama law requires that
over 50 percent of the membership
(507) be present for a quorum.
For the convenience of members,
shuttle buses will pick up passengers
from in front of the Panama
Legislative Palace and take them to
the VFW, between the hours of 4:30
and 6 p.m. on theday of the meeting.


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Learn how to play this popular
game at a four-week backgammon
course being offered by the Valent
Recreation Center beginning Tues-
day, February 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Although centuries old, backgam-
mon is still a delightful pastime. For
more information and to register,
call 87-5526 or 87-4201.

4' Howard
S Hobby Shop
The Howard Hobby Shop invites
all ceramic enthusiasts to the special
technique classes being held at I
p.m. each Monday in Building 711,
Howard AFB. A different painting
technique is taught at each class.
Call the sales store for a supply list
for the next class and come join in
the fun. Remember that homemade
ceramic and macram6 items make
perfect gifts for any occasion in
addition to adding a very personal
and decorative touch to your home.
Beginner ceramic-painting and
beginner macram6 classes are taught
from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays. No
previous knowledge of ceramics is
required for either class.
For information, call 84-4895.

Soup Kitchen fund
The Salem Soup Kitchen in
Colon, a charity project sponsored
by the United Gospel Church, will
soon be moved to a new, modern
kitchen as part of the renovation of
the United Gospel Church. The
construction project is in need of
funds and Reverend Waldaba H.
Stewart is appealing to all charitable
organizations or individuals for
Donations may be given to the
Reverend Stewart or to any member
of the United Gospel Church in
Colon, Paraiso or Rio Abajo.
Checks should be made out to the
United Gospel Church Soup Kit-
chen Building Fund and letters
should be addressed to the Reverend
Waldaba H. Stewart, Box 176,
Paraiso, Ancon, R.P. or to Box 107,
Colon, R.P.

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Ellen Graham, riding her champion pony Diablo, will be one
many participants at'the Annual Gatun Saddle Club Horse:
tomorrow and Suinday. .

Arts and crafts
The Clayton Arts and Crafts
Center is featuring special sessions
on drawer construction every Mon-
day ;at 6:30 p.m., and on leather
work at 7 p.m. Although there is no
charge, registration is required.
If you are interested in learning
about pottery, the center has two
weekly classes. The four-week
courses can be taken on Sundays at 1
p.m. or on Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
The fee includes materials required.
Call 87-4369 to register.

Paying a courtesy
call on the Panama
Canal Commission
Administrator are,
from left: Panama
and Canal Area
Automobile Club
Executive Com-
mittee Member
Frank Turman,
Executive Vice
President and
General Manager of
the AAA in the
United States John
Allerton, Lee.
Allerton, Admin-
istrator D. P.
McAuliffe and
President of the
Panama and Canal
Area Automobile
Association Joseph

Ceramic courses
Ceramists are being treated at the
Clayton Ceramics Center. Basic
ceramic painting, clay flower in-
struction, dry brush stain tech-
niques, china painting and basic
porcelain pouring classes are all
scheduled for this month. Call 87-
4360 or stop in at Building 155.
Advance registration is required.

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of the

Balboa Relays
Organizations that have been
invited to enter a team in the Senior
Division of the Annual Balboa
Relays are reminded to deliver their
notifications of acceptance to't-he
Balboa High School no later than
Tuesday, February 17. Those or-
ganizations are: The U.S. Army, the
U.S. Navy, the U.S. Marines, the
Isthmian Road Runners, the Guar-
dia Nacional, the University of
Panama, the District League of
Colon, the Inter-American Air
Force Academy and the School of
the Americas.
This track and field event will be
held on Friday and Saturday,
March 27 and 28 at the Balboa
Stadium. There will be elementary,
junior and senior levels of competi-
tion. In the Elementary Division,
participants will be the winners of
selected events in the Elementary
Track Meet which will be held on
Friday, March 13. Junior Division
participants will be from grades 7
through 10.

"Peewee" track meet
The Atlantic "Peewee" Track
Meet is scheduled for Friday,
February 20, at 5 p.m. at Tiger
Stadium in Coco Solo. The 1st, 2d
and 3d graders from the Fort Davis,
Fort Gulick, Margarita and Coco
Solo elementary schools will be
participating in running events. The
events consist of 50-yard dashes, 75-
yard dashes, 220-yard runs, 200-
yard shuttle relays and the 400-yard
relay. The public is invited to come
out and give the small ones their
support. Kenneth Hannah, assistant
principal at Fort Davis Elementary
School, promises plenty of action.

FEW meeting
The general membership meeting
of the Panama Canal chapter of
Federally Employed Women will be
held at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
February 18, at the Panama Canal
Training Center. Everyone is wel-
come to attend.

Silva Mind Control
SA lecture to introduce the tech-
niques of Silva Mind Control has
been scheduled for Thursday, Feb-
ruary 19, at 7:30 p.m., at the Elks
Club in Balboa.
Mind control is a new scientific
method that helps to cultivate one's
psychic abilities, improving memory
and health, eliminating tension,
stimulating creativity and aware-
ness, and making one a more
effective problem solver. The meth-
od \i''eIoped by Dr. Jose SiTla
of Laredo, Texa,, where the or-
ganization is headquartered.
Presenting the lecture will be
Angela Rodriguez, certified instruc-
tor of Silva Mind Control for the
Republic of Panama. She will be
conducting a-course in the mind
control practice starting on Satur-
day, February.21.

Tsunami Swim Club
The Tsunami Swim Club is now
accepting applications for member-
ship. A competitive swim club, the
Tsunamis compete in Commission
meets, the Interoceanic Swimming
Association (ISA) meets and in both
national and international meets in
the Republic of Panama. The club is
a member of the Panama Swimming
Federation, and swimmers who
make the qualifying times may
represent Panama in meets outside
of the country. During the past year,
Tsunamis competed in meets in
Honduras and Miami Springs,
The club is open to all Commis-
sion and military dependents ages 6
to 18. Practices are held at the Los
Rios Pool. For further information,
call Vikki Walz at 84-5579, Elaine
Dalton at 84-3839 or, evenings,
Felipe Len-Rios at 52-2057.

American Society elections
The American Society has can-
celed the election-night dinner dance
scheduled for Wednesday, February
11, at the Union Club. Instead, the
elections will be a Washing-
ton's-birthday picnic to begin at 2
p.m. on Saturday, February 21, at
the United States Embassy residence
in La Cresta. There will be musical
entertainment, roller skating, swim-
ming, games, a barbecue and, of
course, cherry pie. Admission is free.
For reservations, call Jesse Morris
at 23-0076, Arilla Kourany at 62-
3416 or 52-5574, or John McTaggart
at 52-3336.

Country and Western
Tonight is the last night tp attend
, the Country and Westergn Festival
r being held at La Rondda-restaurant at
the Holiday Inn in Paitilla. Besides
delicious food, such as chicken,
steak and ribs, guests will be treated
to country music and a square dance
demonstration. For those who can't
keep their feet still, dancing music
will-be provided by a real, live Texas
band. For reservations for this all-
around fun event, call La Ronda at

Photo exhibit
A visual treat is in store for
visitors to the lobby of the former
Civil Affairs Building during the
month of February. The Friends of
Photography are sponsoring an
exhibit of color, and black and white
photographs on many Panamanian
themes such as Carnival, San Bias,
Isthmian sports, music and land-
scapes.' Photos taken by area
residents Bob Winford, Ed Car-
withen, Anita Seifert, Ron Ben-
ninghoff and Jerry Griffen are
featured in this beautiful and
colorful display which is open to the
public during regular building hours.

Dog show
Everyone is invited to come out
and enjoy the Fourth Annual
National Dog Show of the Panama
Canal Kennel Chapter tomorrow
and Sunday at the Balboa Softball
Field. The gates open at 4 p.m. and
judging begins at 5. General admis-
sion is $1 for adults and 50 cents for
Only dogs under 15 months will
be judged on Saturday, while on
Sunday only dogs over 15 months
will be judged.
Also, don't miss the canine
frisbee-catching contest sponsored
by the Panama Canal Kennel
Chapter on Monday, February 16,
at 7 p.m. at the softball field.

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Happy Valentines Day tomorrow!

Valentine dances
Both the Clayton and Gulick youth centers are hosting Sweetheart
Dances at 8 o'clock tonight. Admission is free and all teens are invited
to come and join the fun.

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Scouts in action
Balboa Stadium was a beehive of activity last Saturday as hundreds of
Boy Scouts of America, over 150 Panamanian Boy Scouts and more than
6,000 spectators enjoyed the annual Scout-O-Rama.
"Scouts in Action" was the theme for this year's Scout-O-Rama, the
major fund-raising event for the Panama Canal Boy Scout Council.
During the day, Scouts and spectators alike enjoyed watching and
participating in demonstrations of Boy Scout skills. The activities included
outdoor cooking, campfire and camp-building, wood-carving and knot-
tying demonstrations, compass and map reading contests, pinewood derby
races and opportunities to run an obstacle course or cross a "monkey"
(rope) bridge.
In addition, local firefighters demonstrated firefighting techniques and
one of the Panamanian Scout troops displayed and discussed some of the
venemous snakes found in the country.
Scouts of the Order of the Arrow handled the food concessions and a
Portion of the 79th Army Band provided music for the parade in the
morning and for the closing ceremonies at the end of a day that everyone
agreed had been a great success.

Photos by Janet Len-Rios


An Indian brave beating a tom-tom is a surefire way to
draw attention to the "Indian Lore" exhibit put on by
Cub Scout pack 6.

Learning that there is more than one way to get from one point to another
is part of thefun of crossing the "monkey" bridge constructed by Troop 6
for the Scout-O-Rama, last Saturday.

Visitors and Scouts alike are fascinated with a
Panamanian Scout leader's discussion of his troop's
display of venemous snakes found in Panama.

"First in the hearts of his countrymen"

by Susan Hall Liang
"First in war, first in peace, and
first in the hearts of his country-
men," are the words of a song about
the first president of the United
States, George Washington, whose
February 22 birthday will be cele-
brated by Commission employees
on February 16.
"First in war" is not the best
description, however, for Washing-
ton was not a great tactician and, as
Jefferson stated later, he "often
failed in the field."
Nevertheless, Washington en-
joyed being part of the military.
After his first experience in battle,
when he was 22 years old, he wrote
to his brother saying, "I have heard
the bullets whistle; and, believe me,
there is something charming in the
According to a friend, Washing-
ton was six feet three inches tall,
weighed 225 lbs. in his prime and
was considered one' of the largest,
richest and most industrious Virgi-
nia planters.
Washington truly loved the land
and thought farming to be the "most
delectable" of pursuits. "It is hon-
orable," he wrote, "it is amusing,
and, with superior judgement, it is
profitable." He dedicated a great
deal of his time and energy to
improving his land, and, in later
days, it was his greatest pride to be
regarded as the first farmer in the

Washington inherited Mount
Vernon from a half-brother and
acquired more acreage when he
married the wealthy widow, Martha

Dandridge. And although he was at
one time the owner of 49 slaves, he
wrote that he was, "principled
against this kind of traffic in the
human species."

A man who worked hard, Wash-
ington also knew how to relax. He
enjoyed fox and duck hunting,
dancing, and playing cards, a
pastime at which he occasionally
lost large sums of money. He
belonged to racing associations and
entered his own horses in races. His
clothes were tailored for him at the
best London shops, and he was an
enthusiastic theatergoer and party-

giver. In the seven years prior to
1775, 2,000 guests were entertained
at Mount Vernon.
"First in peace," is perhaps a
better part of the description of
Washington, who was noted for his
coolness, determination and un-
conquerable energy, characteristics
that made him a natural choice for
president of the constitutional con-
vention in 1787.
Washington did not think the
U.S. constitution was perfect, but he
thought the alternative to its adop-
tion was anarchy. A letter of his
printed in a Boston newspaper
stated, "it ordis-union is before us to
chuse from."
In 1789 and again in 1793,
Washington was unanimously elec-
ted president of the United States by
members of the Congress. In 1797 he
was offered the presidency again for
a third term, but failing health and a
need for rest made him decline.
It is interesting to speculate as to
whether Washington would be
elected in today's world-not be-
cause of his politics, but because of
his false teeth. These teeth, which
were made of wood, changed the
contours of his face, and made him
smile funny. In today's elections,
with newspapers and television
giving the world intimate close-ups
of the candidates' faces, it is
doubtful that Washington would
stand a chance.

He was a very conservative
president. He returned no calls
(visits by callers), shook hands with
no one, acknowledging salutations
by a formal bow and refused to
accept the hospitality of others, for
he believed that the head of the
nation should be no man's guest.

It is said that his presidential
dinner parties were excruciatingly
boring and guests complained of
their solemnity. He was even ac-
cused of conducting himself as a
king. On the other hand, it is said
that he was offered a crown instead
of the presidency and refused. He
later insisted on being called "Mister
President," rather than "Your High-
ness," or any other regal title.

"First in the hearts of his
countrymen," says it best for Wash-
ington, for as president he was
totally concerned with the welfare of
the United States. For example, he
agreed with Hamilton that the
United States should disregard the
alliance with France when France
and England went to war. His
object, he wrote, was to keep the
country "free from political con-
siderations, connections with every
other country, to see them indepen-
dent of all, and under the influence
of none. In a word, I want an
American character that the powers
of Europe may be convinced that we
act for ourselves, and not for

Washington was neither a flam-
boyant speaker nor a great orator,
but as Patrick Henry said of him,
when speaking of the members of
the constitutional convention, "If
you speak of solid information and
sound judgement, Washington is
unquestionably the greatest man on
that floor."

"Labor to keep alive in your
breast that little spark of celestial
fire, called conscience."

Born in 1732, George Washington
died in 1799 at the age of 67. Besides
the celebration of his birthday, the
"Father of His Country," is remem-
bered in numerous other ways. The
nation's capitol bears his name, as
do a northwestern state and cities in
North Carolina, Indiana, Penn-
sylvania, Connecticut, Georgia, Il-
linois, Iowa, Missouri and New
Jersey. An Argentine town, one of
the Gilbert Islands, part of the
coastline of Greenland and a moun-
tain in New Hampshire are among
other locations named after him.
And U.S. stamps, coins and bills, as
well as the face of a mountain, bear
his image.

A Scout clambers up a "pioneering"
ladder, one of the trickier challenges
of the obstacle course.
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February 13, 1981

It's "wagons ho!" in Balboa during the Scout-O-Rama parade.

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February 13, 1981

March 16 vehicle inspection deadline

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Aboard a pilot launch, sixth grade students in Gary Hudson's class at Coco Solo Elementary School
enjoy a cruise on Cristobal Bay. Beginning at the Cristobal piers, the students viewed the Industrial
Division area, Pier 16 and Fort Sherman, ending the trip at Pier 1 in Coco Solo. Hudson was assisted
by an accommodating crew in pointing out places of special interest along the way.

Med Tech School at Gorgas has openings

The last day for vehicle inspection
is Monday, March 16. The inspec-
tion stations on the Pacific side will
be open from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and
from 2 to 4:30 p.m. weekdays and
from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on

On the Atlantic side, vehicle
inspection stations will be open from
8 to 11:45 a.m. and from 2 to 4:45
p.m. on weekdays and from 8 a.m. to
12:45 p.m. on Saturday.

Pacific side residents may register
vehicles and purchase license plates
on the first floor, rear of the former
Civil Affairs Building until March
31. Office hours are 8 a.m. to noon
and 2 to 4 p.m. on weekdays and
Saturday from 8 to 11:30 a.m.
Business may be conducted on
Saturday only through February

U.S. forces post decals can be
obtained on the second floor of the
former Civil Affairs Building during
these same office hours.

Atlantic area residents may regis-
ter and purchase license plates at the
Municipal Building in Colon from 7
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays. U.S.
forces post decals are available at the
Atlantic Provost Marshal's Office,
Building 203, Fort Gulick, from 7:15
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. The last
day to register vehicles and obtain
plates and decals is March 31.

TRT to refund

customer deposits
Beginning February 16, Telecom-
munications Corporation (TRT),
which formerly handled long dis-
tance telephone service for Commis-
sion area residents, will refund the
$50 deposits paid by former cus-
tomers when opening credit ac-
counts with TRT.
Customers who have not already
claimed this deposit should go by the
TRT offices located on Samuel
Lewis Avenue and 53th Street and
open from 7:30 a.m. to noon and
from 1:30 to 5 p.m. weekdays.

The Gorgas Army Hospital School
of Medical Technology has eight
openings for student trainees for the
next educational training program
which will begin July 6.
The program is accredited by the
American Medical Association in
accordance with regulations of the
American Society of Clinical Patho-
logists. Upon successful completion
of the training which is conducted
under actual laboratory conditions,
the trainee will receive a certificate
of training and will be eligible to
take the National Registry examina-
tion of the American Society of
Clinical Pathologists.
The trainee positions are for
students and are not positions in the
Department of Defense Merit Sys-
tem. The students are not paid
during the year of training, and no
tuition is charged.
To qualify, applicants must have a
good comprehension of English,
including writing, plus a minimum

Take note
a All Panama Canal Commis-
sion employees needing a 1981
post decal for motorcycles in
order to enter military reserva-
tions and for the purchase of
gasoline, should report to the
Balboa or Cristobal Police sta-
tions during normal duty hours
before March 2, 1981. The
Panama Canal Commission
Police will provide you with
information and assistance in
order to obtain the post decal
prior to March 15, 1981.
* Air - conditioning mainte-
nance work on the second floor
at Gorgas Army Hospital will be
underway from February 23 to
27. As this work will necessitate
the closing down of all but one
operating room, no elective
surgery will be scheduled during
this period. Also, the Intensive
Care Unit will be temporarily
relocated to Section A.
* There is a change on the
Commission payday schedule
printed in the January 16 SPILL-
Those who clipped and saved
the schedule will wish to delete
the circle indicating "payday"
from Monday, March 2, which is
a bank holiday in the Republic of
Panama, and circle instead Fri-
day, February 27, which will be
the Commission payday.

of three years of college education.
This education must consist of a
minimum of 16 semester hours or 24
quarter hours of acceptable chemis-
try classes, 16 semester hours or 24
quarter hours of biology, and one
course in microbiology, immuno-
logy and college mathematics.
Anyone interested in applying for
the program should do so as soon as
possible because an official evalua-
tion of their educational transcripts
must be obtained from the National
Accrediting Agency for the Clinical
Laboratory Sciences in Chicago.

Every day, most of us deliberately
perform an act which is exceedingly
dangerous and could very well be
our last. This act endangers not only
our own lives, but also those of our
loved ones, friends and strangers;
yet we continue to perform the act
by getting behind the wheels of our
cars and hurtling through city streets
and along highways without the
least sensation of fear.

In the United States alone, over
50,000 people a year are killed in
motor vehicle accidents which also
cause another two million disabling
injuries, over $37 billion in property
damage and unquantified grief and
suffering each year.
In an effort to make area streets
and highways safer, the Engineering
and Construction Bureau, through
its Safety Office, is sponsoring a
series of defensive driving courses
for Panama Canal Commission
employees. Each eight-hour course
is presented in two four-hour
classroom sessions. The course
attempts to teach people to "read"
the road ahead, to be prepared for
the unexpected and to take defensive
action when necessary.
The defensive driving course is
mandatory for Commission em-
ployees who have a license to drive
an official government vehicle, but

Because of this evaluation, the last
date for accepting applications will
be March 27.
To be eligible, the applicant must
be a resident of the Panama Canal
area or of the Republic of Panama:
Active duty military personnel are
not eligible.
Application forms may be ob-
tained from the office of the
Education Coordinator, located in
the Department of Pathology, Gor-
gas Army Hospital. For further
information please call 52-7241 or

other employees with valid driver's
licenses may enroll voluntarily. Fifty
people successfully completed the
course in January and another class
is being offered this month. Plans
are also being made to make the
defensive driving course available to
employees' dependents of driving
age. For more information, call the
Safety Office at 52-7575.

Leaving? Leave

address change

Commission employees who re-
ceive mail through the Military
Postal System and who are termina-
ting employment are reminded to fill
out change of address cards and
orders before departing from the
Isthmus in order to ensure that they
continue to receive their mail
without delay.
To inform the Military Postal
Service of your new address, a
Change of Address Order, PS Form
3575, should be obtained and filled
out at the military postal facility
where you receive your mail.
The Military Postal Service for-
wards only priority and fourth-class
mail and only for a six-month
period. Newspapers and magazines
may be forwarded only within the
local area.
It is therefore important that you
inform businesses, publishers, friends
and other correspondents about
your change of address as soon as
possible so that mail will not
continue to be sent to your APO or
FPO box. Change of Address cards,
PS Form 3576, are available for this
purpose at military postal facilities.


In-Service Employee Transfer-

Vacancy Bulletin

Panamla area Bureau
woage or

Accountant/Operating Accountant,
LN-5/9 ............. $7,779.20/$l 1,606.40
Accounting Technician,
LN-5/6 ........ ..... $7779.20/$8,486.40
Accounts Maintenance Clerk,
LN-3 .......................... $6,178.40
Carpentry Worker, LM-7
(Driver's license required) ........... $3.56
Clerk-Stenographer, LN-4.......... $7,196.80
Clerk-Stenographer, LN-4........... $7,196.80
Clerk Typist, LN-41 ... ........... $7,196.80
Clerk Typist LN-4'
(Bilingual) .............. ..... . $7,196.80
Electronics Technician,
LN-10 ............. ......... . $13,124.80
Instrument Worker, LM-8 .............$3.81
Master, Towboat, FE-15
(License, swimming ability,
knowledge of English and
shift work required) ................ $12.78
Procurement Clerk (Typing),
LN-3/4 ............... $6,718.40/$7 196.80
Tire and Tube Repairer, LM-5.......... $3.20
Tug Seaman, LM-7
(Swimming ability and shift
work required) .......... ... .... $3.56
Voucher Examiner, LN-4 .......... $7,196.80

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Fin. Mgmt.
Fin. Mgmt.
Fin. Mgmt.
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Canal Prot.
Comm. Svcs.

Canal Support
Motor Tran.

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Fin. Mgmt.

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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 ofthe applicant selected. A tropical differential will he 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.
SWritten test required.

Panama Canal Spillway
Administrator. Panama Canal Commission Deputy Administrator
Information O[ficer Editor
The Sl'It I WAY is an official Panama Canal publication. Articles may be reprinted without
further permission by crediting the PANAMA CANAl. SPII.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 S19. Send check or money order payable to the Panama
Canal Commission, to the Panama Canal Information Office, APO Miami 34011.

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Spillway del Canal de Panama

Vol. XIX, No 24

Viernes 13 de Febrero de 1981

Comisi6n avanza rapidamente

Cumplen con el tratado en la contrataci6n

Cifras proporcionadas la semana
pasada por altos funcionarios de la
Comisi6n del Canal de Panama
indican que la organizaci6n del
Canal ha agilizado esfuerzos ten-
dientes a cumplir con estipulaciones
del Tratado del Canal de Panama
relatives al empleo de ciudadanos
Las estadisticas tambi6n reflejan
el hecho de que los panameios
empleados en la Comisi6n tienen
actualmente mejores oportunidades
de ascenso, aunque ello no estaba
previsto en el tratado.
Funcionarios que asistieron a dos
seminarios sobre Igualdad de.Opor-
tunidades fueron informados que el
81.5 por ciento, aproximadamente 5
de cada 6, de las posiciones
permanentes en la Comisi6n Ilena-
das'a trav6s de la Oficina Central de
Examenes durante el afio fiscal 1980
fueron .otorgadas a panamefios.
Aproximadamente dos de cada tres
de las posiciones en el nivel LM-6 y
grades superiores, o sus equivalen-
tes, fueron Ilenadas por panamefios.
Con relaci6n a las posiciones
dejadas vacantes por ciudadanos
estadounidenses que se acogieron a
lajubilaci6n en el afio fiscal 1980, se
inform que aproximadamente uno
de cada tres puestos fue Ilenado por
ciudadanos panamefios mediante
promoci6n y acciones de empleo. En

Por Susan Hall Liang
Recientemente, veintinueve inge-
nieros profesionales, geblogos y
t6cnicos participaron en un semina-
rio-taller de ingenieria que trat6
sobre laderas de rocas y que se
ofreci6 en el Centro de Capacitaci6n
de la Comisi6n del Canal de
Panama. Un aspect original del
grupo es que no solo incluy6 a los
empleados de la Comisi6n, sino a
ingenieros del Ej6rcito de los Esta-

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efecto, 67 de las 102 vacantes
ocurridas durante el afio fueron
Ilenadas por ciudadanos estadouni-
denses y 35 panamefios. Diez de los
67 estadounidenses nombrados eran
El analisis estadistico del creciente
papel de los panamefios en la


empresa del Canal fue hecho por la
Oficina de Igualdad de Oportunida-
des, que tiene la responsabilidad de
verificar la efectividad del program
de la Comisi6n de dar preferencia en
el reclutamiento de empleados a los
panamefios, segin lo estipula el
Articulo X del Tratado.

Mes de la Historia Negra
Febrero es designado tradicional- invita al p6blico a asistir. La entrada
ente como el Mes de la Historia es gratis.
egra, period que se dedica a Ademas, durante la semanadel 15
inmemorar las contribuciones he- al 21 de febrero habra una exposi-
ias a nuestra sociedad por la ci6n especial en la Biblioteca-Museo
)munidad negra. La historic del de la Comisi6n, en el segundo piso
anal de Panama estA Ilena de del antiguo Edificio de Asuntos
emplos de las contribuciones de la Civiles destacando las contribucio-
munidad negra, muchos de los nes de la comunidad negra a la
ales datan desde los primeros dias literature y a la musica.

de la constr
El Mes
culminara es
musical que
Auditorio d
Canal de Pa
de 7 a 10 p.
Oficina de Ig
des, el pr
artists negr
ejecutaran n
de el tipo esl
program in
cual se dar
historic y la
negros al m

ucci6n del Canal.

Foto por Kevin Jenkins
Prisciliano G6ndola, derecha, recibe un certificado y las
felicitaciones del Director de Marina Capit6n John D. Thurber.

Empleado salva vida a companiero

de la Historia Negra lGectricloaa La Comisi6n del Canal de Pana-
te afiocon un program ubi 15% md hizo recientemente un reconoci-
e tendra lugar en el II 1 miento al pasacable Prisciliano
le la Universidad del Las tarifas de electricidad resi- G6ndola, cuyo sentido com6n y
anama, el 19 de febrero dencial para las areas de viviendas oportuna y correct acci6n salvaron
.m. Patrocinado por la de la Comisi6n aumentaran aproxi- la vida a un compafiero de trabajo.
gualdad de Oportunida- madamente 15 por ciento efectivo En una ceremonia de entrega de
ograma presentara a con la lectura de los medidores en premio, G6ndola recibi6 un Certifi-
ros quienes cantarAn y marzo. Elaumento es necesario para cado por Actos o Servicios Especia-
imeros musicales, des- poner las tarifas de la Comisi6n mas les y un cheque por la suma de $500
spiritual hasta eljazz. El en consonancia con las de los de manos del titular de la Direcci6n
cluira una charla en la Programas de Energia El6ctrica de Marina, CapitAn John D. Thur-
d un bosquejo de la Residencial de la Autoridad del ber, quien ejercia el cargo de
s contribuciones de los Valle de Tennessee sobre las cuales Administrador Interino.
undo de la m6sica. Se la Comisi6n basa sus tarifas. G6ndola recibi6 el premio por

participan en seminario de

dos Unidos, de la Armada de los
EE.UU. y de seis dependencias del
gobierno de Panama incluyendo el
Ministerio de Obras Publicas, la
Autoridad Portuaria Nacional, Ce-
rro Colorado, Cemento Bayano, la
Direcci6n de Recursos Minerales
del Ministerio de Comercio e
Industries y el Instituto de Recursos
HidrAulicos y Electrificaci6n.
Todos los estudiantes que asistie-
ron al seminario-taller eran patroci-
nados por la Comisi6n como parte
de un nuevo acuerdo entire la
organizaci6n del Canal y el gobierno
de Panama de compartir programs
de adiestramiento para mutuo bene-
ficio, cuando haya plazas disponi-
bles. La Comisi6n y Panama
adelantan planes para intercambiar
sus respectivos programs de adies-
tramiento por anticipado, a fin de
que cada uno pueda aprovechar los
cupos disponibles en las areas en las
cuales existe necesidad de adiestra-
Los estudiantes tenian tres obje-
tivos comunes-eliminar masas de
rocas, prevenir deslizamientos de
rocas y corregir los efectos de los

A la izquierda, Pastora
Franceschi, ge61oga de la
Comisi6n, y Dem6stenes Vergara,
ingeniero civil de la Armada de los
EE.UU., adquieren una idea
prdctica sobre c6mo trazar un
mapa de las "interrupciones"
rocosas en la Cantera Sosa.
A la derecha, por primer vez en
la historic de la organizaci6n del
Canal, personal estadounidense y
panameho de dependencias
gubernamentales asisten juntos a
un seminario-taller de una semana
de duraci6n patrocinado por la
Comisi6n. Se Ilev6 a cabo en el
Centro de Capacitaci6n del Canal
de Panamd. Al frente se aprecia al
instructor, Dr. Douglas R. Piteau.
Fotos por
Alberto Acevedo
Arthur Pollack

deslizamientos de rocas, ya sea a lo
largo del Canal, al lado de la
carretera o en un tunel.
El seminario-taller de una semana
de duraci6n fue dictado por Douglas
R. Piteau, doctor en filosofia e
ingenieria, ge6logo de ingenieria y
president de D. R. Piteau and
Associates Limited de Vancouver,
Canada, firma consultora en geo-
t6cnica que se especializa en mecani-
ca de rocas y geologia de ingenieria
con experiencia particular en el
disefio de las laderas de rocas en la
mineria, carreteras, ferrocarriles y
represas hidroel6ctricas.
Piteau tiene amplia experiencia en
su campo y ha emprendido proyec-
tos de mineria, ingenieria civil y
afines en Europa, Asia, Australia,
Am6rica del Sur y Africa.
Hablando del aspect internacio-
nal del seminario-taller de esta
Comisi6n, Piteau dijo que era muy
alentador ver a personas de distintos
campos, pero con intereses simila-
res, trabajando juntos para resolver
Dijo que lo que hall extraordina-
rio al impartir el seminario-taller fue
que no hubo problems de comuni-

caci6n, afiadiendo que el ingles es el
idioma com6n de la ingenieria.
Piteau ha impartido la instrucci6n
en cursos similares, de una semana
de duraci6n, en seis centros princi-
pales de los Estados Unidos, en
Nueva Zelandia y en Hong Kong.
Dijo que en cada lugar, a pesar de
que usa selecciones de las mismas
1,300 diapositivas para ilustrar el
folleto de 900 paginas distribuido a
los estudiantes antes de iniciarse el
curso, 61 generalmente cambia el
6nfasis del curso de acuerdo con la
ecologia del area y el interns de las
personas involucradas.
En este curso Piteau se concentr6
en tratar el esquisto arcilloso que
abunda localmente y que esta
asociado con los deslizamientos a lo
largo del Canal.
Piteau mencion6 que estaba sor-
prendido por la singular "topografia
invertida" de Panama, la cual tiene
rocas mas duras en la cima y rocas
sedimentarias mas suaves abajo, que
aumentan la posibilidad de desliza-
mientos de rocas en cualquier
excavaci6n a trav6s del material mas
Entre otros aspects, el curso

salvar la vida de Carlos Alvarado,
contramaestre de pasabarcos, quien
cay6 al agua desde la lancha
Albacore en el desembarcadero de
Fuerte Davis. Se le lanz6 un
salvavidas, pero no lo alcanz6. Al
observer que su compafiero de
trabajo se estaba cansando y lu-
chando por mantenerse a flote,
G6ndola se tir6 al agua, agarr6 el
salvavidas y nad6 con 61 hasta donde
estaba Alvarado. Se tir6 un segundo
salvavidas y ambos eqipleados fue-
ron halados y ayudados a subir a
bordo de la lancha.

abarco el uso de materials locales
para los proyectos de prevenci6n y
mantenimiento; nuevas t6cnicas de
perforaci6n y de explosion; preven-
ci6n de la erosi6n; fijaci6n de rocas y
otros m6todos para poner puntales a
las paredes de rocas y un m6todo
modern de mapas de estructuras
geol6gicas. Ademas, Piteau verific6
la eficacia del actual program de
control de deslizamientos de la
organizaci6n del Canal.
Los participants en el seminario
dijeron que el trabajar junto con
personas que tienen las mismas
necesidades y que proceden de todo
Panama habia sido muy agradable.
Desde el punto de vista del espiritu
de los tratados que estipula el
compartir los intereses de ambas
naciones, los estudiantes considera-
ron que el curso fue un gran 6xito.
Desde el punto de vista de las
acciones posibles para prevenir los
deslizamientos de rocas a lo largo
del Canal, un problema perenne
desde 1913, cuando un deslizamien-
to aplaz6 la inauguraci6n del Canal
por nueve meses, el curso fue
tambi6n considerado altamente pro-

EE.UU. y R.P.

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Febrero 13, 1981

Reuni6n de FEW
La reuni6n general de miembros
del Capitulo del Canal de Panama
de las Mujeres Empleadas del
Gobierno Federal tendra lugar el
miercoles 18 de febrero a las 4:30
p.m., en el Centro de Capacitaci6n
del Canal de Panama. Se invita al
p6blico a asistir.

Aprenda a jugar este popular
pasatiempo asistiendo al curso de
backgammon de cuatro semanas de
duraci6n .que ofrece el Centro
Recreativo Valent, a partir del
martes 17 de febrero, a las 6:30 p.m.
Control de la mente
Una disertaci6n sobre las t6cnicas
de Control de la Mente del Metodo
Silva ha sido programada para el
Jivves, 19 de febrero, a las 7:30 p.m.
en el Club Elks en Balboa.
El control de la mente es un nievo
m6todo cientifico que ayuda a
cultivar las propias habilidades
siquicas, mejorando la memorial y
salud, eliminando la tension, esti-
mulando la creatividad y el conoci-
miento y permitiendo que uno
pueda .'.lucionar iosproblcnmas mas
eficazmente. El m6todo fue creado
por el Dr. Jos6 Silva, de Laredo,
Texas, en donde la organizaci6n
tiene su sede.
Angela Rodriguez, quien ofrecera
la disertaci6n, es instructor certifi-
cada en el Control de la Mente del
M6todo Silva para la Rep6blica de
Panama. Dictara un curso sobre la
prActica del control de la mente a
partir del sabado 21 de febrero.


4. Exposici6n
Se esta ofreciendo una exposici6n
a los visitantes que lleguen al
vestibulo del antiguo Edificio de
Asuntos Civiles durante el mes de
febrero. Los Amigos de la Fotogra-
fia estan patrocinando una exposi-
ci6n de fotografias a color y en
blanco y negro de temas panamefios
tales como el carnaval, San Bias,
deportes en el Istmo, m6sica y
paisajes. Fotos tomadas por los
residents del area, Bob Winford,
Ed Carwithen, Anita Seifert, Ron
Benninghoff y Jerry Griffen han
sido incluidas en esta hermosa y
colorida exhibici6n, la cual esta
abierta al p6blico durante las horas
regulars de operaci6n del edificio.
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Fondo para comedor popular
El Comedor Popular Salem en
Col6n, proyecto caritativo patroci-
nado por la Iglesia del Evangelio
Unido, pronto se mudard a un nuevo
y modern local como parte de la
renovaci6n de dicha iglesia. El
proyecto de construcci6n esta nece-
sitando fondos y el Reverendo
Waldaba H. Stewart hace un
Ilamado a todas las organizaciones
caritativas o personas a fin de que
aporten sus donaciones.
Se pueden dar las donaciones al
Reverendo Stewart o a cualquier
miembro de la Iglesia del Evangelio
Unido en Col6n, Paraiso o Rio
Abajo. Los cheques deberan ser
pagaderos al Fondo de Construc-
ci6n del Comedor Popular de la
Iglesia del Evangelio Unido y las
cartas dirigidas al Reverendo Wal-
daba H. Stewart, Apartado 176,
Paraiso, Anc6n, R.P. o al Apartado
107, Col6n, R.P.






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Ellen Graham, montando su pony campe6n Diablo, ser6 uno de los
numerosos participants en la exhibici6n annual equina del Club
Ecuestre de Gatun mariana y el domingo.

Espect6culo ecuestre
La exhibici6n equina annual de dos
dias que auspicia el Club Ecuestre de
Gat6n se inicia mafiana a las 8:45
a.m. Los boletos pueden obtenerse
en la entrada y son validos para
ambos dias. Se servirAn refrescos. Se
invita al p6blico a ver los 28 events,
que incluyen saltos, equitaci6n,
cabalgata estilo oeste y gymkhana.

Haciendo una visit
de cortesia al
Administrador del
Canal de Panamd
aparecen, de
izquierda a derecha,
el miembro del
Comitd Ejecutivo del
Club Automovilistico
de Panamd y del
Area del Canal
Frank Turman, el
Ejecutivo y Gerente
. General del Club en
los Estados Unidos
John Allerton, Lee
Allerton, el Admi-
nistador D. P.
McAuliffe y el
SI Presidente de la
Asociaci6n Automo-
vilistica de Panam6
y del Area del Canal
Joseph Maravilla.

Paseo en el Canal
Disfrute de la comida y del paseo
en el Canal a bordo del barco de la
Division de Dragado, Atlas, para
celebrar la Semana de los Ingenie-
ros. El Atlas saldra de Gamboa el
sabado 21 de febrero a las 5 p.m. y
regresara a las 9 p.m. El boleto
cuesta $9 por persona e incluye
comida,. cerveza y sodas. El bar
tambi6n estara abierto. Para obte-
ner boletos Ilame a Felipe Len-Rios
al 52-7733, a Leonard Urback al 52-
3494, al Coronel Bill Hilton al 82-
4211 o al Capitan de Fragata Mike
Johnson al 84-3400.

Artes y oficios
El Centro de Artes y Oficios de
Clayton esta presentando sesiones
especiales sobre la construcci6n de
gavetas los lunes a las 6:30 p.m. y
sobre trabajos en articulos de cuero
a las 7 p.m. Aunque no hay que
pagar, es necesario inscribirse.
Si esta interesado en aprender
alfareria, el centro dicta dos classes
por semana. Los cursos de 4
semanas de duraci6n pueden tomar-
se los domingos a la 1 p.m. o los
lunes a las 6:30 p.m. La cuota
incluye los materials necesarios.
Para inscribirse Ilame al 87-4369.

Pista y campo

La Competencia de Pista y Cam-
po "Peewee" del sector AtlAntico se
Ilevara a cabo el viernes 20 de
febrero a las 5 p.m. en el Estadio
Tiger de Coco Solo. Los estudiantes
del primer, .segundo y tercer grades
de las escuelas primaries de Fuerte
Davis, Fuerte Gulick, Margarita y
Coco Colo participaran en los
events de velocidad. Los events
consistent en carreras rapidas de 50
yards y de 75 yards, carreras de
220 yards, carreras de relevo de 200
yards y el relevo de 440 yards. Se
invita al piblico en general a asistir y
dar su apoyo a los nifos. Kenneth
Hannah, subdirector de la Escuela
Primaria de Fuerte Davis promete
much acci6n.

Relevos de Balboa
Se recuerda a las organizaciones
que fueron invitadas a inscribir
equipos en la Divisi6n Superior del
Torneo Anual de Relevos de Balboa
que deben entregar sus notificacio-
nes de aceptaci6n a la Escuela
Secundaria de Balboa a mas tardar
el martes. 17 de febrero.
Estas organizaciones son: El
Ej6rcito de los EE.UU., la Armada
de los EE.UU., la Infanteria de
Marina de los EE.UU., los Corre-
caminos Istmicos, la Guardia Na-
cional, la Universidad de Panama, la
Liga Distritorial de Col6n, la
Academia Interamericana de la
Fuerza A6rea y la Escuela de las
Este event de pista y campo
tendrA lugar el viernes 27 de marzo y
el sabado 28 de marzo en el Estadio
de Balboa. Habra competencias a
niveles de primaria, intermedio y de
secundaria. En la Divisi6n Primaria,
competiran los ganadores de los
events seleccionados para la com-
petencia de pista de primaria que
tendra lugar el viernes 13 de marzo.
Participaran en la Divisi6n Inter-
media alumnos del 7 al 10 grades.

Cursos de ceramica
El Centro de Ceramica de Clayton
invita a los ceramistas a asistir a sus
cursos. Los cursos, que incluyen
pintura basica de ceramica, instruc-
ci6n en la confecci6n de flores de
cerAmica, t6cnicas de tefiir con
brocha, pintura de porcelana y
confecci6n de articulos de porcela-
na, se dictaran en febrero. Llame al
87-4360 o haga una visit al Edificio
S155. Habra que inscribirse por

Cuarta funci6n canina
Se invita al p6blico en general a
asistir y- disfrutar de la Cuarta
Funci6n Nacional Anual Canina del
Capitulo Canino del Canal de
PanamA mafiana y el domingo en el
Campo de Bola Suave de Balboa. La
funci6n se iniciard a las 4 p.m. y se
empezara ajuzgar a los perros a las 5
p.m. La entrada general cuesta $5
:para. ,a~tlJtosy 50,cent yos para
El sabado juzgaran solo a los
perros menores de 15 meses, mien-
tras que el domingo juzgaran a los
perros mayores de 15 meses.
Ademas, no se pierda el concurso
canino de frisbee patrocinado por el
Capitulo Canino del Canal de
PanamA el lunes" 16 de febrero a las 7
p.m. en el campo de bola suave.

Club de Nataci6n Tsunami
El Club de Nataci6n Tsunami esta
aceptando solicitudes de aspirantes
a ingresar al club. El Tsunami, un
club de nataci6n competitive, parti-
cipa en torneos de la Comisi6n, la
Asociaci6n de Nataci6n InteroceA-
nica (ISA) y en competencias
nacionales e internacionales en la
Rep6blica de PanamA. El club es
miembro de la Federaci6n de
Nataci6n de Panama y los nadado-
res cuyos tiempos califiquen pueden
representar a Panama en las compe-
tencias fuera del pais. Durante el
pasado afio, el Tsunami particip6en
competencias en Honduras y en
Miami Springs, Florida.
El club esta abierto a todos los
dependientes de la Comisi6n y
militares entire los 6 y 18 afios de
edad. Las prActicas se Ilevan a cabo
en la piscina de Los Rios. Para
informaci6n adicional, Ilame a
Vikki Walz al 84-5579, Elaine
Dalton al 84-3839 o a Felipe Len-
Rios al 52-2057 en las noches.

Festival folkl6rico y
del Oeste
Esta noche es la l6tima oportuni-
dad para asistir al Festival Folkl6ri-
co y del Oeste que se esta Ilevando a
cabo en el restaurant La Ronda del
Holiday Inn en Paitilla. Ademas de
deliciosa comida, tales como polio,
care y costillas, los invitados seran
entretenidos con una demostraci6n
de m6sica y bailes folkl6ricos. Para
aquellas personas que les gusta
bailar, habra m6sica bailable a
cargo de una aut6ntica banda
procedente de Texas. Para reserva-
ciones para .este acontedimiento
pleno de diversion, llame a La
Ronda al 69-1122.
Taller de pasatiempos
El Taller de Pasatiempos de
Howard invita a todos los ceramis-
tas a asistir al curso de ticnica
especial que se dicta los lunes a la 1
p.m. en el Edificio 711. en la Base
Honwrd d.e ' fPITerz'Ata lina
t6cnica distinta de pintura se ensefia
en cada clase. Llame alalmac6n para
obtener una lista de los materials
que necesita para la pr6xima clase y
6nase a la diversion.
Las classes de pintura de ceramica
y de macram6 para principiantes se
dictan los lunes de 6 a 8:30 p.m. No
se require tener conocimientos
previous de cualquiera de las dos
Para mayor informaci6n
84-4895 6 84-5385.
Sociedad Americana
La Sociedad Americana ha can-
celado la cena bailable de la noche
de las elecciones que estaba progra-
mada para el miercoles 11 de
febrero, en el Club Uni6n. En su
lugar, las elecciones tendran lugar
durante un paseo en el campo para
celebrar el cumpleafios de Washing-
ton, el sabado 21 de febrero a partir
de las 2 p.m., en la residencia del
Embajador de los Estados Unidos
en La Cresta. Habra entretenimien-
to musical, patinaje, nataci6n, jue-
gos, barbacoa y, desde luego, pastel
de cereza. La entrada es gratis. Para
reservaciones, llame a Jesse Morris
al 23-0076, a Arilla Kourany al 62-
3416 6 52-5574 o a John McTaggart
al 52-3336.
Reuni6n annual de
Cooperativa de Gamboa
La reuni6n annual de la Cooperati-
va de Ahorro y Cr6dito Gamboa,
R.L., tendra lugar en el Puesto N�
3822 de los Veteranos de Guerras
Extranjeras en Curund6, el sabado
21 de febrero a las 6 p.m.
Se exhorta a todos los miembros a
asistir, ya que la-ley panamefia
require que mas del 50 por ciento de
los miembros (507) est6n presents
para hacer qu6rum.
Para conveniencia de los miem-
bros, habra buses para transportara
los pasajeros desde el Palacio
Legislative de Panama hasta el
V FW, entire las 4:30 y 6 p.m. el dia de
la reuni6n.

Paieina 2

;Feliz dia de los Enamorados!

Dia de los enamorados
Los centros juveniles de Clayton y Gulick estan patrocinando Bailes
del Dia de los Enamorados a las 8 esta noche. La entrada es gratis. Se
invita a todos los adolescents a asistir y participar en la diversion.

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Fehrern 13 1981



Un indio tocando el tambor constitute un medio seguro
de liamar la atenci6n para la exhibici6n de "ciencia
india" presentada por el grupo 6.

Aprender que hay mds de una forma de Ilegar de un punto a otro
constitute parte de la diversi6n de cruzar elpuente de sogas construido
por la Tropa 6.

Exploradores en accidn

El Estadio de Balboa se transform literalmente en una colmena el
sibado pasado cuando cientos de Exploradores de Norteamerica, mis de
150 Exploradores de Panama y mis de 6,000 espectadores disfrutaron el
Scout-O-Rama annual.
"Exploradores en Acci6n" fue el lema este afio del Scout-O-Rama, la
actividad mas important de recaudaci6n de fondos organizada por el
Consejo de Exploradores del Canal de Panama.
Durante el dia, espectadores y exploradores por igual disfrutaron
observando y participando en las demostraciones sobre las habilidades de
los exploradores. Las actividades incluyeron cocina al aire libre, fogatas y
construcci6n de campamentos, demostraciones sobre tallado en madera y
confecci6n de nudos, concursos de interpretaci6n de br6jula y de mapas,
carreras en bosque de pinos, y la oportunidad de seguir un curso de
obsticulos o de cruzar el puente de sogas.
Bomberos locales hicieron, ademis, una demostraci6n de las t6cnicas de
extinci6n de incendios y una de las tropas de.exploradores panamefios
exhibi6 y dict6 charlas sobre las culebras venenosas de Panama.
Exploradores del "Order of the Arrow" administraron las concesiones
de alimentos y un grupo de integrantes de la Banda del Ej6rcito 79 ameniz6
el desfile en la mafiana y la ceremonia de clausura al concluir un dia que
todos coincidieron en calificar como todo un 6xito.
Fotos por Janet Len-Rios

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Visitarites y exploradores se maravillan al escuchar la
charla de un dirigente Scout panamefio sobre la
exhibici6n de culebras venenosas de Panamd.

"Primero en los corazones de sus compatriots"

Por Susan Hall Liang
"El primero en la guerra, primero
en la paz y primero en los corazones
de sus compatriotas", dice una
canci6n acerca del primer Presiden-
te de los Estados Unidos, George
Washington, cuyo cumpleafios el 22
de febrero sera celebrado por los
empleados de la Comisi6n el 16 de
"El primero en la guerra" no es la
mejor descripci6n, no obstante, ya
que Washington no era un gran
estratega y, de acuerdo con lo
manifestado posteriormente por Jef-
ferson, "con frecuencia fracasaba en
el campo de batalla".
A pesar de todo, Washington
disfrutaba de ser parte del ejercito.
Despu6s de su primera experiencia
en batalla, cuando tenia 22 afios de
edad, le escribi6 a su hermano
diciendo, "He oido el silbido de las
balas y cr6eme, hay algo fascinante
en el sonido".
Segfin un amigo, Washington
media seis pies y ocho pulgadas de
alto, pesaba 225 libras en su
juventud y era considerado uno de
los hacendados mas grandes, mAs
ricos y mis industriosos de Virginia.
Washington verdaderamente ama-
ba la tierra y opinaba que la
agriculture era la "mas deliciosa" de
sus ocupaciones. "Es honorable",
escribi6, "es entretenido y, conjuicio
superior, es provechosa". Dedic6
gran parte de su tiempo y energia a
mejorar su tierra y, en dias posterio-
res, su mayor orgullo fue ser
considerado como el primer agricul-
tor en el territorio.

Washington hered6 a Mount
Vernon de un medio hermano y
adquiri6 mas hectareas cuando
contrajo matrimonio con la rica

viuda Martha Dandridge. Y aunque
en un tiempo fue amo de 49 esclavos,
escribi6 que estaba "en principio
contra esta clase de trifico de la
especie humana".
Washington, quien era un hombre
muy trabajador, tambi6n sabia
relajarse. Le gustaba cazar zorros y
patos, bailar y jugar cartas, un
pasatiempo en el cual ocasionalmen-
te perdia fuertes sumas de dinero.
Perteneci6 a grupos hipicos e
inscribi6 sus caballos en las carreras.
Su ropa era confeccionada en los
mejores almacenes de Londres, era
un entusiasta del teatro y le gustaba
dar fiestas. Durante los siete afios

antes de 1775 recibi6 a 2,000
invitados en Mount Vernon.
"El primero en los corazones de
sus compatriotas", describe mejor a
Washington, porque como presi-
dente se interest totalmente por el
bienestar de los Estados Unidos. Por
ejemplo, estuvo de acuerdo con
Hamilton en que los Estados Unidos
deberian ignorar la alianza con
Francia, cuando 6sta e Inglaterra se
declararon la guerra. Su objetivo,
escribi6, era mantener al pais "libre
de consideraciones political, de
conexiones con cada otro pais, de
verlo independiente de todos y bajo
la influencia de ninguno. En una
palabra, quiero un comportamiento
norteamericano que convenza a los
poderes de Europa de que actuamos
para nosotros mismos, y no para
Washington no era un flamante
conferencista ni un gran orador,
pero de acuerdo con lo que dijo
Patrick Henry de 61, cuando hablaba
a los miembros, de la convenci6n
constitutional, "Si hablas de infor-
maci6n s6lida yjuicio firme, Wash-
iigton es indudablemente el hombre
mis grande en ese sentido".
Nacido en 1732, George Washing-
ton muri6 en 1799 a los 67 afios de
edad. Ademas de la celebraci6n de
su cumpleafios, el "Padre de su
Pais", es recordado en muchas otras
maneras. La capital de la naci6n
Ileva su nombre, asi como tambi6n
un estado en el nordoeste y ciudades
en Carolina del Norte, Indiana,
Pensilvania, Connecticut, Georgia,
Illinois, Iowa, Missouri y Nueva

Jersey. Un pueblo en la Argentina,
uno en las Islas Gilbert, parte de la
linea costera de Groenlandia y una
montafia en New Hampshire figuran
entire otros lugares que llevan su
nombre. Y estampillas, monedas y
billetes de los Estados Unidos, asi
como tambien una montafia llevan
su imagen.

"El primero en la paz", ocupa tal
vez una mejor parte de la descrip-
ci6n de Washington, quien se
distinguia por su calma, su determi-
naci6n e indomable energia, carac-
teristicas que lo convirtieron en
16gico president de la convenci6n
constitutional en 1787.

Washington no opinaba que la
Constituci6n de los Estados Unidos
era perfect, pero pens6 que la
alternative a su adopci6n era la
anarquia. Una de sus cartas que se
public en un peri6dico en Boston
decia, "esta ante nosotros escoger
entire ella y la desuni6n".

En 1789 y de nuevo en 1793,
Washington fue unanimemente ele-
gido por unanimidad Presidente de
los Estados Unidos por los miem-
bros del Congreso. En 1797 se le
ofreci6 la presidencia por un tercer
period, pero los quebrantos de
salud y la necesidad de descansar le
obligaron a rehusar.

Es interesante analizar si a
Washington lo hubieran elegido en
el mundo de hoy-no por su
political, sino por sus dientes posti-

zos. Estos dientes, los cuales eran
hechos de madera, cambiaron las
facciones de su cara y lo hacian reir
raramente. En las elecciones de hoy
dia, con los peri6dicos y la television
dando al mundo vistas de cerca de
los rostros de los candidates, se
duda que Washington habria tenido
alguna posibilidad.

"Esfudrcese para mantener viva
en su pecho esa pequeJia chispa
de fuego celestial, que se llama
conciencia .

Era un president muy conserva-
dor. El nunca devolvia las Ilamadas
visitsas, no le daba la mano a nadie,
aceptaba los saludos con una venia
formal y rehusaba aceptar la hospi-
talidad de otros, porque era de
opinion que el jefe de la naci6n no
debia ser huesped de nadie.

Se dice que sus comidas presiden-
ciales eran extremadamente aburri-
das y los hubspedes se quejaban de
su solemnidad. Hasta se le acus6 de
conducirse como rey. Por otra parte,
se dice que le ofrecieron el titulo de
rey en lugar del de president y lo
rehus6. Posteriormente, insisti6 en
ser Ilamado "Sefior Presidente", en
vez de "Su Alteza", o cualquier otro
titulo real.

Paiina 3

Un Explorador trepa una escalera
rudimentaria, uno de los obstdculos
m6s dificiles a ser superados.


Lleg6 la hora de "iAlto los vagones!" durante el desfile "Scout-O-Rama",
en Balboa.


Febrero 13, 1981

_- 1 - _ ,, Revisado de autos vence Marzo 16


A bordo de una lancha de pr6cticos, estudiantes del sexto grado de Gary Hudson de la Escuela
Primaria de Coco Solo disfrutan de unpaseo en la Bahia de Crist6bal. Partiendo desde los muelles de
Crist6bal, los estudiantes pudieron observer el drea de la Divisi6n Industrial, el Muelle 16y Fuerte
Sherman, finalizando el viaje en el Muelle 1 en Coco Solo. La tripulaci6n cooper con Hudson,
indicando los puntos de interns a lo largo del trayecto.

Vacantes en Escuela de Tecnologia Medica

La Escuela de Tecnologia M6dica
del Hospital Militar Gorgas tiene
ocho vacantes para aprendices estu-
diantiles y esti aceptando solicitu-
des para el pr6ximo program de
capacitaci6n que comenzara el 6 de
julio de 1981.
El program esta acreditado por
la Asociaci6n M6dica Americana de
acuerdo a los reglamentos de la
Sociedad Americana de Pat6logos
Clinicos (ASCP). El adiestramiento
sera bajo condiciones reales de
laboratorio y al finalizar satisfacto-
riamente, el estudiante recibira un
certificado de adiestramiento y sera
elegible.para presentar el Examen
Nacional de Registro administrado
por el ASCP. Estas vacantes son
para estudiantes y no son posiciones
en el Sistema de MWrito del
Departamento de Defensa. Aunque
los estudiantes no devengaran suel-
do durante su afio de adiestramien-

* Tddos los empleados de la
Comisi6n del Canal de Panama
que necesiten una calcomania de
1981 para sus motocicletas a fin
de entrar a los puestos militares y
para la compra de gasoline,
deberan acudir a las Estaciones
de la Policia en Balboa o
Crist6bal durante las horas regu-
lares de oficina antes del 2 de
marzo de 1981. La Policia de la
Comisi6n del Canal de Panama
le proporcionara informaci6n y
ayudaa fin de obtener la
calcomania antes del 16 de marzo
de 1981.
* Trabajos de mantenimiento
al sistema de aire acondicionado
en el segundo piso del Hospital
Gorgas del Ej6rcito estarAn Ile-
vindose a cabo desde el 23 al 27
de febrero. Como este trabajo
necesitara el cierre de todas
menos una sala de operaci6n, no
se programard cirugia elective
durante este period. Tambi6n la
Unidad de. Cuidado Intensivo
sera temporalmente reubicada a
la Secci6n A.
* El calendario de los dias de
pago y de los dias feriados de la
Comisi6n que se public en la
edici6n del 16 de enero del
SPILLWAY tiene un cambio.
Aquellas personas que recor-
taron y guardaron el calendario
deben eliminar el circulo indi-
cando "dia de pago" el lunes 2 de
marzo, el cual es un dia feriado
para los bancos en la Republica
de Panama, y colocar el circulo
alrededor del viernes 27 de
febrero. que sera el dia de pago de
la Comisi6n.

to, los que se inscriban no tendrAn
que pagar matricula.
Para calificar, los solicitantes
deben poder leer y entender el Ingl6s
y tener 3 afios de educaci6n
universitaria. Esta educaci6n debe
constar de un minimo de 16 horas
semestrales o 24 horas trimestrales
en cursos aceptables de quimica, el
mismo n6mero de horas en cursos de
biologia, y un minimo de un
semestre o trimestre en microbiolo-
gia, immunologia y matematicas a
nivel universitario.
Toda persona interesada en solici-
tar admisi6n al program debe
hacerlo lo mas pronto possible, ya
que las calificaciones tienen que ser

sometidas para su evaluaci6n official
a la Agencia Nacional de Acredita-
ci6n de Ciencias de Laboratorio
Clinico en Chicago. Debido a esta
evaluaci6n, la fecha limited para
aceptar solicitudes sera el 27 de
marzo de 1981. Para ser eligible, el
solicitante debe ser resident del
area del Canal de Panama o de la
Repfblica de Panama. El personal
military del area no podra ser
considerado. Los formularios de
solicitud pueden ser obteridos en las
oficinas del Coordinador Educativo
del Programa, Rolando Barragan,
en el Departamento de Patologia del
Hospital Militar Gorgas. Para mis
informaci6n, llame a Barragin al 52-
7241 6 52-3942.

Ingenieros patrocinan cursos de

manejo defensive para empleados

Todos los dias, la mayoria de
nosotros realize deliberadamente un
acto que es sumamente peligroso y
podria muy bien ser el uiltimo. Este
acto pone en peligro no solo
nuestras vidas, sino las de nuestros
series queridos, amistades y extra-
fios; sin embargo, continuamos
efectuAndolo al tomar el tim6n de
nuestros vehiculos y recorrer a
velocidad las calls de la ciudad y las
carreteras sin la minima sensaci6n
de temor.

Anualmente solo en los Estados
Unidos, mas de 50,000 personas
mueren en accidents automovilis-
ticos que, ademas, causan otros dos
millones de lesiones de incapacidad,
mis de $37 mil millones en dafios a
la propiedad y dolor y sufrimiento
inmensurable al afio.
En un esfuerzo por hacer las calls
y carreteras mas seguras, la Direc-
ci6n de Ingenieria y Construcci6n, a
traves de su Oficina de Seguridad,
estA patrocinando una series de
cursos de manejo defensive para los
empleados de la Comisi6n del Canal
de Panama. Cada curso de ocho
horas es dictado en dos sesiones de
cuatro horas en el sal6n. El curso
tiene por objeto ensefiar a las
personas c6mo interpreter las sefia-
les en la carretera y c6mo prepararse
para lo inesperado y tomar medidas
defensivas cuando sean necesarias.
El curso de manejo defensive es
obligatorio para los empleados de la
Comisi6n que tengan licencia para
conducir vehiculos para uso official

del gobierno, pero otros empleados
que tengan licencia de conducir
pueden inscribirse voluntariamente.
En enero cincuenta personas cum-
plieron con 6xito el curso y este mes
se dictara otro. Tambi6n se adelan-
tan planes para ofrecer el curso de
manejo defensive a los dependientes
de los empleados que tengan la edad
para conducir.

LSe va? Deje su

nueva direction
Se recuerda a los empleados de la
Comisi6n que reciben correspon-
dencia a trav6s del Sistema Postal
Military y que estan por concluir su
servicio, que llenen las tarjetas de
cambio de direcci6n antes de partir
del Istmo a fin de asegurarse de que
continuarAn recibiendo su corres-
pondencia sin demora.
Para informar al Servicio Postal
Military de su nueva direcci6n, los
interesados deben Ilenar una Orden
de Cambio de Direcci6n, PS Form
3575, que se obtiene en el correo
military donde reciben su correspon-
El Servicio Postal Militar solo
atendera el re-envio de la corres-
pondencia de prioridad y de cuarta
clase y 6nicamente por un period
de seis meses. Se atendera el re-envio
de peri6dicos y revistas solo dentro
del area local.
De alli la importancia de que
informed a las casas comerciales,
editoriales, amistades y a otras
personas de quienes recibe corres-
pondencia sobre su cambio de
direcci6n tan pronto como sea
possible para que no sigan enviAn-
dole correspondencia a su apartado
APO o FPO. Las tarjetas de Cambio
de Direcci6n, PS Form 3576,
pueden obtenerse para este prop6si-
to en los correos militares.

El lunes 16 de marzo es el filtimo
dia para el revisado de vehiculos
motorizados. Las estaciones de
inspecci6n en el sector Pacifico
abriran de 8 a 11:30 a.m. y de 2a 4:30
p.m., de lunes a viernes y de 8 a.m. a
12:30 p.m., los sabados.
En el sector Atlantico, las estacio-
nes de inspecci6n de vehiculos
motorizados abriran de 8 a 11:45
a.m. y de 2 a 4:45 p.m., de lunes a
viernes y de 8 a.m. a 12:45 p.m., los
Los residents del sector Pacifico
pueden registrar los vehiculos y
adquirir las places en el primer piso,
al fondo, del antiguo Edificio de
Asuntos Civiles hasta el 31 de
marzo. El horario es de 8 a.m. a 12
m. y de 2 a 4 p.m., los dias de semana
y de 8 a 11:30 a.m., los sabados. Esas
dependencias atenderan asuntos ofi-
ciales los sabados solo hasta el 28 de
Las calcomanias de las Fuerzas
Armadas de los EE.UU. para entrar
a los puestos militares pueden
obtenerse en el segundo piso del
antiguo Edificio de Asuntos Civiles
durante las horas de oficina.
Los residents del sector AtlAnti-
co pueden registrar los vehiculos y
adquirir las places en el Edificio del

Municipio de Col6n de 7 a.m. a 2:30
p.m., los dias de semana. Las
calcomanias para entrar a los
puestos militares de las Fuerzas
Armadas pueden obtenerse en la
oficina del Oficial Preboste del
sector AtlAntico, Edificio 203, Fuer-
te Gulick, de 7:15 a.m. a 4:30 p.m.,
los dias de semana. El 31 de marzo es
el iltimo dia para registrar los
vehiculos y obtener las places y las

La TRT devolverd

deposito a clients
A partir del 16 de febrero la
Telecommunications Corporation
(TRT), que anteriormente estaba
encargada del servicio telef6nico de
larga distancia para los residents de
la Comisi6n, devolvera los $50 del
dep6sito pagado por los ex clients
al abrir cuentas de cr6dito con la
Los clients que todavia no han
reclamado este dep6sito deberan
presentarse a las oficinas de la TRT
situadas en la Avenida Samuel
Lewis y Calle 53. Las oficinas abren
de 7:30 a.m. a 12 m. yde 1:30 a 5 p.m.
de lunes a viernes.


Lista de Vacantes y Traslados

Para Empleados

Salary base
area tde
Contador(a)/Cuentas de Operaciones,
LN-5/9 .............. $7779.20/$11,606.40
T ncnico(a) en Contaduria,
LN-5/6 ............... $7,779.20/$8,486.40
Oficinista, Cuentas Corrientes,
LN-3 *..::.. ......... .
Trabajador en Carpinteria, LM-7
(Se require licencia de conductor) .... $3.56
LN-41 ....................... $7,196.80
LN-41 ....................... . $7,196.80
Oficinista Mecan6grafo(a),
LN-4 ...................... $7,196.80
Oficinista Mecan6grafo(a), LN-4'
(Bilingiie) ..................... $7,196.80
Tecnico de Equipo Electr6nico,
LN-10 ...................... . $13,124.80
Trabajador de Instrumentos, LM-8...... $3.81
Capitan de Remolcador, FE-15 (Se require
licencia, saber nadar, saber ingl6s y
trabajar turnos) .................... $12.78
Oficinista, Adquisiciones (Mecanografia),
LN-3/4 ............... $6,718.40/$7,196.80
Reparador de Llantas y Tubos, LM-5 ... $3.20
Marinero de Remolcadores, LM-7 (Se
require saber nadar y trabajar turnos). $3.56
Escrutador de Comprobantes, LN-4 . $7,196.80


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Forma de Solicitar el Empleo: Las solicitudes deben presentarseal Ramode Empleoy Colocaciones
Edificio 366. Ancdn. o en el Edificio 1105. Crist6bal, usando el Formulario 443. SOLICITUD DE
TRASLADO. en un plato no mayor de site (7) dias calendarios despuis de la fechadeesta publicaci6n. Este
plazo de 7 dias calendarios esti sujeto a pr6rroga a petici6n de la division que anuncia la vacant o seg6in to
decide el Jefe del Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones. Los requisitos pueden revisarseen la Biblioteca y Museo.
Pueden obtenerse mAs informs en el Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones. telifonos 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 Lista de Reempleo Prioritario.
Solicitantes con Impedimentos Fslicos: Las personas calificadas que tengan impedimentos fisicos
pueden Ilamar o visitar 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. telefono 52-7867.
Consideraci6n de Reascenso: Los empleadosque pasaron a grades inferiores a causa de reducci6n de
personal tendrAn derecho automiticamente a consideraci6n preferencial para su reascensoacualquiera de las
siguientes vacantcs permanentes para la coal scan id6neos. No obstante. como double verificaci6n, los
empleados que screen tener derechoa tal consideraci6n preferencial deberAn solicitar lasvacantes en las cuales
estCn interesados e indicar en su solicited que fueron colocados en grades inferiores debido a reducci6n de
personal. La consideraci6n de candidates para reascenso tendrA lugar antes de proceder a llenar la posici6n
mediante el process competitive.
Igualdad de Oportunidades de Empleo: Todo solicitante capacitado recibira consideraci6n para los
empleos sin distinci6n de rata, religion, color, origen nacaonal. sexo. edad. partidarismo y afiliaci6n political.
impedimenta fisico o cualquier otro factor que no sea de mrito. Debera someterse una solicited por separado
para cada uno de los empleos que aparecen en la list.
*Los salaries base indicados arriba, son los salaries iniciales para los empleados contratados en la
Rep6blica de Panami por primer vez despuks del 7 de octubre de 1979. Estos salaries, con excepci6n de
aquellos identificados como de oficios critics, serin ajuslados de acuerdo con la Basede Sueldos del Area del
Canal o con la Base de Sueldos de los Estados Unidos, segin la elegibilidad del solicitanteescogido. A la base
de sueldo de los ciudadanos estadounidenses elegibles se le afiadird un diferencial tropical. Ademis, se le
afiadiri un incentive parsa l contrataci6n y retenci6n de personal al salario base aplicable de los empleados
contratados fuera de la Republica de Panama.
ISe require examen escrito.

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Administrator de la Comisidn del Canal
Director de Informacidn



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