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:
April 10, 1981
Publication Date:
Biweekly[Jan. 6, 1984-1999]
Weekly[ FORMER <June 1966>-Dec. 23, 1983]
Physical Description:
37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.


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

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The Panama Canal Spillway

Vol. XIX, No. 32

Friday, April 10, 1981

Commission austerity program begins "-,

In a recent report to the Board of
Directors on the financial status of
the Panama Canal Commission,
Administrator D. P. McAuliffe
expressed concern over the serious
operating losses that have accrued in
the first five months of this fiscal
year and the projected losses for the
remaining seven months of the year.
He noted that deficits have
resulted from a nearS5 million drop
in projected revenues due to a
decline in transits in the latter part of
1980 and early 1981. He pointed out
that the Commission also has been
faced with approximately $24 mil-
lion in unbudgeted financial require-
ments this year to meet the funding
of such programs as the acceleration
of capital projects to increase the
Canal's transit capacity; pay adjust-
ments put into effect last January for
all U.S. Government employees;
higher than anticipated fuel cost
increases; and cost increases in
procurement of supplies and equip-

In view of the magnitude of the
deficit, the Administrator informed

the Board of Directors that he has
put into effect a wide range of
measures designed to reduce the
Commission's day-to-day expendi-
tures. These measures include a
selective hiring policy that gives
priority to filling positions in
essential operations and mainte-
.nance activities and very low prior-
ity for administrative-type posi-
tions; rigid management control
over the use of overtime to essential
operations and other high-priority
projects; reducing expenditures for
supplies and. equipment through
reviewing inventory levels and re-
evaluating program needs for the
rest of this year and the next; some
consolidation and overall reduction
of operating units; and increasing
the emphasis upon energy conserva-
tion measures.

The Administrator emphasized
that there will be no major reduc-
tion-in-force at the present time as
most of the Commission's antici-
pated personnel reductions can be
accomplished through attrition and

Library Week holds special significance

The observance this week of
National Library Week has special
significance for DOD Dependents
Schools in the- Canal area because of
the establishment this year of library
facilities in several of the elementary
Funds were allocated last year for
the establishment of library facilities
in the seven elementary schools in
the Canal area, and pilot library
programs were started in the Cu-

rundu, Fort Kobbe and Fort Clay-
ton elementary schools. Full-time
library specialists were employed in
the fall of 1980 to develop the
program and to orient the faculty,
student body and the community on
the merits of the library centers once
they are fully operational.
The library facilities are due to
open this fall at the Howard, Los
Rios, Diablo and Fort Davis
elementary schools.

Retail facilities set holiday hours

Holiday hours will be observed at
Panama Area Exchange facilities on
Good Friday, April 17, and Easter
Sunday, April 19. The shoppettes at
Albrook, Fort Clayton, Fort Davis,
Fort Gulick and Howard will be
open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The
cafeterias and snack bars at these
same locations will be open from
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The gasoline station at Curundu
will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

while stations at Fort Amador and
Howard will operate from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. and the station at Fort Gulick
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Theaters will observe their regular
schedules, but all concessions and
other activities not listed above will
be closed.
All commissaries will be closed on
Friday, April 17, and the Balboa and
Coco Solo commissaries will be
open on Sunday, April 19.

The Commission intends to con-
tinue essential training and to
support activities that are important
to the morale and welfare of
He also informed the Board of
Directors that the Reagan adminis-
tration, in its effort to reduce the
costs of the federal government, has
proposed to Congress that the
commission's appropriations be re-
duced by $1.2 million this year and
$4.4 million in fiscal year 1982.

Leave day set for

Thurs., April 16
In keeping with the Commission's
current policy on reducing the
financial burden on the agency, all
employees who are not required to
perform essential services on Thurs-
day, April 16, will be placed on leave
for that day. This will permit many
employees to enjoy a four-day
weekend since Friday, April 17, is
Good Friday and a holiday.
Employees who have accrued
leave will be charged leave for the
day or, if they prefer, may ask to be
carried on a leave-without-pay
status. Those employees who do not
have a leave balance may, in most
cases, borrow leave to cover the time
or go on leave-without-pay.
Employees who will be required
to work on Thursday will be notified
by their supervisors.

United Way to meet
The annual meeting of members
of the Canal Zone United Way, Inc.,
will be held at 1:30 p.m., on
Tuesday, April 28, in the Board
Room of the Administration Build-
The first order of business at the
meeting will be the sixth presenta-
tion of recognition awards. Award
recipients have been sent special
The principal purpose of the
meeting will be to elect new officers
and members of the board of
trustees. Copies of the fiscal year
1980 Canal Zone United Way
Annual Report will be distributed.
Each person who has contributed
to the United Way is a member and
is welcome to attend the Annual
Meeting, subject to availability of
space in the Board Room.

Awards representing
a total of 100 years of
service with the
Panama Canal are
presented to three
employees of the
Computer Control
Section of the
Computer Operations
Division. The
Commission's Chief
Financial Officer,
Walter D. Bjorseth,
third from left, made
the presentations to
SPedro Sdnchez, left,
and James A. Apollo,
who have 30 years of
service, and Lincoln
L. Prendergast, who
has 40 years of

S Photo by
, Kevin Jenkins

-n entr - . - .i EW i
Photo by Arthur Pollack
On a recent visit to Panama, the former president of the Spanish
government, Adolfo Suarez, at right, listens attentively to Carlos
A. Alvarado, chief of the Engineering and Planning Section of
Locks Division, who explains some of the complex mechanisms in
the control house at Miraflores Locks.

INTEL institutes fee for credit card

Effective January 1. 1981, Pan-
ama's National Institute of Tele-
communications (INTEL) began
issuing credit cards to Canal area
customers for use in making interna-
tional calls and for TELEX and
cable service.

An annual minimum fee of $10 is
charged for each credit card which
authorizes up to five persons the use
of the card for calls originating from
anywhere within the Republic of
Panama. The $10 fee is to cover
billing, processing and other hand-
ling services to the credit card
If more than five persons are
authorized to use a credit card, an
annual fee of $1.50 is charged for
each additional card user. A one-
time $1.50 charge is also made to
modify the card to include the name
of the additional authorized user.
All INTEL credit-card customers
in Panama are charged the annual
$10 minimum fee.
Customers who do not wish to
pay the $10 service fee, thereby
cancelling credit card service, must
notify INTEL of this decision in
writing before the end of April.
INTEL will not process calls on a
credit card if the service charge on
that card has not been paid. INTEL
bills are sent out on the fifteenth of
the month. Because this fee was
added this year, the January bills
were delayed in being sent out.
Payments made before the last day
of the month will be reflected in the
next month's bill as a credit. If the

payment is made after thelast day of
the month, the amount will appear
on the bill as a debit underthe listing
"saldo anterior". If you have already
paid this bill, ignore it and pay only
the current charges.

If the charge continues to show up
or any other anomaly appears on the
bill, take it to INTEL's international
office in the Romanei Building
located across from the Panama
Hilton Hotel and up the street from

Ask INTEL to investigate the
contested charge. Do not pay the
contested charge, which will con-
tinue to appear on the bill, until
INTEL's investigation is completed
and the charge is resolved.

Take note

* Because next Thursday, April
16, is a leave day and Friday,
April 17, is a holiday, there will
be no SPILLWAY next week. Items
for the April 24 SPILLWAY should
be in the Press Office by noon
April 14.

* The telephone numbers for
the recently opened U.S. Con-
sular Agency in the Panama
Agencies Building in Cristobal,
are 46-4755 and 46-4756. The
agency is open from 9 a.m. to
noon and from 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Monday through Friday.

* The Curundu Junior High
School Advisory Committee will
hold its next meeting at 3 p.m. on
Monday, April 20, at the school.
Everyone is welcome. The school
is looking for parent volunteers.
For additional information, call
Linda Jones at 52-5653 or
Barbara Ledezma at 52-4146.



April 10, 1981

Cristobal Y
The Cristobal YMCA kindergar-
ten is duly recognized by the
Ministry of Education and offers
spacious classrooms, professional
teachers for pre-school children and
an excellent playground. For more
information and to enroll your
child, call 46-4163/4164.
Balboa swim classes
Registration is still open for the
4th and final session of swimming
classes for the 1980-81 school year at.
the Balboa swimming pool. Regis-
tration began last Sunday, April 5,
and will continue through tomor-
row. All Panama Canal Commis-
sion and DOD employee depen-
dents may sign up with preferential
placement given to residents of
Balboa, La Boca and Ancon.
Classes begin on Monday, April 20,
and will continue through June 5.
For more information or to register,
call the pool office at 52-5493.
Spanish class
The Valent Recreation Center is
sponsoring a six-week Spanish class
beginning on April 21. Classes will
meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and
Thursday. The cost of the course is
$20, which must be paid in advance.
For more information, call Valent at

S Childbirth series
An educational program for
prospective parents is being spon-
sored by the Coco Solo Army
Hospital during the month of April.
The series consists of slides and
lectures, and the first session, which
met yesterday, covered "Personal
Care During Pregnancy." The next
session will be held on Thursday,
April 16, and will cover "Medical
Care During Pregnancy." The final
session, on Thursday, April 23, will
deal with "Labor and Delivery." All
programs begin at 8 a.m. at the Coco
Solo Army Hospital. For more
information, call 46-2642.

Be a wine
The Balboa YMCA will present a
series of lectures about wine and the
wine industry beginning at 7:30
p.m., April 22. The five-week series
will be conducted by Paulette Simon
who is originally from France and
has expertise in this field. The
lectures will deal with the history of
wine, vineyards, wine production,
serving procedures, cooking with
wine, differences in wines and the
famous French wine-producing re-
gions. A wine-tasting session with
French cheeses will also be included
in the course.
Registration is limited to 40
persons and the minimum age is 18.
Early registration is recommended
and is now open at the Y. For more
information, call 52-2839/2759.

Spot Bid Sale
The Defense Property Disposal
Office-Panama will conduct a Spot
Bid Sale on April 21 at Building 745
in Corozal. Customers may inspect
property from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and
from 1 to 3 p.m. on April 14 through
16 and on April 20. Registration of
bidders will begin at 7 a.m. on the
day of the sale. Included in the sale
are household furnishings, office
equipment, bicycles, cash registers,
vehicle tires and doors.
Fashion show
The public is invited to attend the
graduation and fashion show being
held tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the
Balboa YMCA. Members of the
sewing class will be modeling their
own creations, each one made for
less than $20.
Registration for the next class in
professional sewing and pattern
drafting is now open, and classes are
scheduled to begin April 27. For
more information, call the Y at 52-
YMCA dinner,
sports awards
The Balboa Armed Services
YMCA Annual Dinner and Sports
Awards ceremony will be held at
6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 23, at
the Fort Amador Officers' Club.
The Y will honor the area's
outstanding sportspersons of the
year as well as the U.S. soldier,
sailor, airman and marine of the
year. Awards will be made in
baseball, basketball, body building,
bowling, distance running, equita-
tion, football, golf, rugby, soccer,
softball, swimming, tennis and track
and field.
Winners in each category will be
notified two weeks before the dinner
and the results will be published one
week in advance of the event. For
ticket information and reservations,
call the Y at 52-4087.

School retirement
Pacific side secondary schools will
hold a joint retirement party for
retirees from Balboa High and
Curundu Junior High Schools. The
party will be held on Friday, May
22, at the Fort Amador Officers'
Club. A happy hour will begin at
6:30 p.m. and dinner will be served
at 7:30. The dinner choices are
chicken cordon bleu for $11 and
ham with pineapple sauce for $10.
The prices include the cost of the

The retirees from BHS to be
honored are John Banasick, Dick
Collver, Beatriz Diaz, Alice Lati-
mer, Joe Norton, John Patty and
Rudy Vidaurri. The Curundu Ju-
nior High retirees to be honored are
Florence Olsen, Mary Sneed, Eve-
lyn Wilde, Olympia LaFuente,
William Kennon, Pablo Kirven and
Jane McCouley.

Friends and former students who
wish to join the fun should call 52-
7896 or come by the Balboa High
School office for tickets.

Atlantic side
Overeaters Anonymous
Are you addicted to food? Do you
eat when you're not hungry? Is your
weight affecting the way you live
your life? These and other questions
are discussed at meetings of Over-
eaters Anonymous, a community
organization which provides in-
formation and moral support to its
members The group meets every
Monday at 7 p.m. at the Margarita
Red Barn. There are no dues, no fees
and no weigh-ins. Overeaters Anon-
ymous is a fellowship and encour-
ages all interested persons to attend
the meetings. For more information,
call 46-4909.

Discover flying!
The Chagres Aero Club will begin
its next session of pilot ground
school at 7:15 p.m., Tuesday, April
14, in Room 5, of Building 5534 on
Hains Street in Diablo Heights. This
seven-week course will meet every
Tuesday and Thursday from 7:15 to
9:30 p.m. and is taught by FAA
certified flight instructors. The
course is a prerequisite for obtaining
a private pilot's certificate.

There are no prerequisites for
registering for the course, although a
minimum age of 15 is recommended.
Tuition includes all text books and
one familiarization flight. A special,
introductory reduced rate is being
offered for women enrolling in the
course. For tuition and registration
information, call evenings at 52-

Classes at
Cristobal Y
The Cristobal YMCA is offering a
variety of classes this month.
Starting on April 13, courses in
Spanish, shorthand, stenography,
typing, accounting, mathematics
and English (levels I, II, III and IV)
will be offered. Folkloric dancing
classes are scheduled to start in mid-
April for ages 7 and up. For more
information and to register for these
classes, come by the Y or call 46-

Miraflores Locks takes first place in annual line-throwing competition

His face mirroring pleasure with the result of
his throw, Deputy Administrator Fernando
Manfredo Jr., left, participates in the 26th
Annual Line-Throwing Contest hosted this
year by Pedro Miguel Locks. Exuding
confidence as he steps up for a turn is Capt.
John D. Thurber, right, Marine Bureau
director. Passengers transiting the locks on
the cruise ship "Fairsea" get a view of the
action, below right. Contestants are judged
on their ability to throw a weighted 125-foot,
one-fourth-inch manila heaving line for
distance, height and accuracy. When it is all
over, fellow workers rush to congratulate the
winners, below left. First place winner Juan
Gutierrez is third from left, and Francisco
Garces, fifth from left, .is the second place

winner. Both are from Miraflores Locks. Luis
Araujo of Gatun Locks, far right in photo,
won third place in the competition in which
winners were judged based on total points
accumulated in the three events. A $100 first
prize was donated by the Panama Canal
Branch of the International Organization of
Masters, Mates and Pilots, the $40 second
prize by the I.A.M., Local 811 and Pedro
Miguel Locks Employees Social Club, the $30
third prize by the National Maritime Union
and a $20 consolation prize was given by
"Amigo Malcolm" from the National Mari-
time Union. As winner of the event, Juan
Gutierrez's name will be engraved on a
plaque displayed at Miraflores Locks.
Photos by Arthur Pollack


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Aoril 10. 1981


. _ Rec. Services to






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Boatswain Hector Thomas, in front, and members of deckhand
team number 24 of the Canal Support Division display Special
Acts or Services Awards recognizing them as the Outstanding
Deckhand Team for the period January 1, 1980, through
September 30, 1980. The team maintained a perfect safety record
and achieved team-of-the-month status on six different occasions.

From left are, Lester A. Vendreys, Marciano Alvarado, Jai
Cole, Ricardo Rose, Isaias Cardenas P., Noel Mejia, Jo
Uralde, Rodolfo Avila R., Josd D. Aguilar and Prince A. Sr
Thomas also received a check for $300 and each of his
members received checks for $150. Captain Justin J. Bor
acting assistant chief of the division, made the presentat

sponsor soccer

clinic, practice


Carnival is the life of choice for two dynamic and different men

Helping to weave the magical
spell of carnival are two of its most
popular entertainers, Little Ricki,
billed as one of the world's smallest
men, and, on the other end of the
scale, T. J. Albert Jackson, better
known as "Fat Albert."
Those who come to stare or who
expect to feel ill at ease with these
showmen soon discover that kind-
ness, humor and warmth are Ricki
and-Albert's truly outstanding fea-


Ricki's small stature an
enormous weight both re
irregular glandular acti�
which they have no control
ing three pounds eight
birth and measuring only
tall when he was sixteen
now three feet in height.
slow grower," he says wit
Albert, however, has the
problem. He weighed 22
ounces at birth and claims
growing even though he no

Panama area Bureau
wage or
base salaries* Division

Accounting Technician (Typing),
LN-41 Part-time NTE 30 hrs./week..$7,196.80 Canal Support P I
How to Apply: Applications must be submitted to the Employment and Placement
Branch, Building 366, Ancon, or Building 1105, Cristobal, on Form 443, APPLICATION
FOR TRANSFER, no later than seven (7) days from the date of this publication. This 7-day
deadline is subject to extension at the request of the Division advertising the vacancy, or as
decided by the Chief, Employment and Placement Branch. Qualification Standards may be
reviewed at the Library-Museum. Further information may be obtained from the
Employment and Placement Branch, telephone 52-3583, 52-7996 or 43-7219.
Status Applicants: Applications from status applicants will be considered only if there
are no applicants on the Reemployment Priority List.
Handicapped Applicants: Qualified handicapped individuals may call or visit the
Coordinator for the Employment of the Handicapped Program for counseling with regard to
any of the above-listed vacancies. The Coordinator's office is located in Building 366, Ancon,
telephone 52-7867.
Repromotion Consideration: Employees downgraded as a result of RIF will be given
automatic priority consideration for repromotion to any of the permanent vacancies listed
above for which they qualify. As a double check, however, employees who believe they are
entitled to such priority consideration should apply for vacancies in which they are interested
and indicate on the application form that they were demoted in RIF. Consideration of
candidates for repromotion will precede efforts to fill the position by competitive procedures.
Equal Employment Opportunity: All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for appointments without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, partisan
political affiliation, handicapping condition or any other non-merit factor. A separate
application must be submitted for each job listed.

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

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

d Albert's scales-at 872 pounds.
*sult from Both Ricki, who is from Minne-
vity over sota, and Albert, who is from
l. Weigh- Mississippi, have been aware since
ounces at childhood that their growth would
y two feet be unusual. Ricki admits that his
, Ricki is smallness bothered him when he was
'I'm just a young and that he regularly got into
h a smile. fights with other kids. As he got
opposite older and the other children grew
pounds 6 taller, Ricki- could no longer reach
to still be up to hit an opponent. He then
w tips the discovered that smallness has its
advantages. "I'd just kick them in
the legs," he says, "and it was very
effective." Besides having to shop
st for clothes in the boys department
and not being able to reach the sink
L.- Va- or light switches, Ricki says that one
ca- can- of his biggest problems is door-
i,, Iie.,S knobs. Experience has taught him

that when you're three feet tall,
doorknobs are dangerously placed
at eye level.
T. J. Albert doesn't mind being
called Fat Albert since he has been
living with the nickname almost all
his life. In fact, nobody jokes more
about his size than Albert himself.
When asked where he gets his
clothes, Albert laughingly replies,
"from the fabric store, by the bolt."
Although carnival people have
the reputation of being nomads,
Albert rejects that stereotype, em-
phasizing, that most are family
people who return to their per-
manent homes when a tour is over.
Albert and his five-foot three-inch
tall, 110-pound wife Von, who
travels with him, reside in Tampa,
while Ricki and his wife prefer the

Explorer Scout cayuco race

The 28th Ocean-to-Ocean Explo-
rer Scout Cayuco Race will get
underway this afternoon, starting
from the Cristobal Yacht Club.
There will be 30 cayucos, each with
four crew members, starting off on
the first leg of the 50-mile race
through the Panama Canal to the
Rodman docks.

The 30 cayucos represent three
explorer posts. There will be at least
one cayuco with an all-female crew

Karl C. Horne of
Troop 21's
"Nemesis" sands
the cedar handle of
his paddle to get a
smooth polished
finish as he B
prepares for
tomorrow's cayuco
race. A first-time
participant in the
annual event, Karl
will be competing
with his older
brother Richard,
who is a crew-
member of another
boat in the race.

Photo by
Richard Horne

and three with coed crews. Most of
the crews have been in training since
December for this grueling event.
The race is an extremely tough
outdoor event demanding physical
and mental endurance and real
discipline for those who want to win.

The first leg of the race will be
from Cristobal to Gatun Locks. The
competition will resume tomorrow
morning when the starting gun sends
the racers off for from four to seven

changing seasons of Minneapolis."'
like to shovel snow," Ricki joke,
Albert feels that it is important .
people to realize that being carn.nil
performers is a life they have chose..
not a fate that has befallen them as a
result of their unusual physical
attributes. Both are intelligent, well-
read individuals who: have tried
other careers but have found the
greatest success and enjoyment with
the carnival.
Albert has no doubt that the
optimism that he and Ricki share is
due to the love and support that
their families have shown them.
"The most important thing is
understanding," Albert explains,
"because we are just people trying to
do the best that we can."

begins today
hours of strenuous paddling to reach
Gamboa. On Sunday morning, the
racers will be off again on the final
leg of the race which will end in a
mighty sprint for the Rodman pier.
An awards ceremony will follow
the race. Patches will be distributed
to all Explorer Scouts who are
recommended by their cayuco cap-
tains after completing the entire
race. Roy Sulham, Scout executive
for the Boy Scouts of America, will
present the awards to the winners.

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Position Vacancy Li


A soccer clifiic and practice for all
players who will be participating in
Sthe 1981 Youth and Teenage Soccer
Program is being sponsored by the
Panama Canal Commission's
Recreation Services Division. The
clinic will be held at 9 a.m. on
Saturday, April 25, at the Balboa
Stadium. Parents, coaches and all
.'.t- individuals interested in soccer are
ri invited to attend.

i Guest instructors for this clinic
' will be instructor Orlando Mufioz
and assistant instructor Alfredo
S Mendoza from the Physical
Education School of the University
of Panama. Assisting these
instructors will be some of the
nes A. University's outstanding soccer
osd A. players.
nall C.
team Following the clinic, refreshments
lanno, will be available for all those in
tions. attendance.

The carnival has come to Panama, springing up on Albrook Field with a forest of steel towers,'gaily-
colored flags and tents, an explosion of starry lights and mechanical monsters that do their best to thrill
and delight people of all ages.
Known as the "Gran Feria de Panama," this entertainment spectacle, which ends on April 12, is
bi ought to the Isthmus by Royal American Shows of Tampa, Florida, upon an invitation from Panama.
Organized in 1921. Royal American claims to be the largest of almost 600 carnivals which annually tour
North America.
Although the show normally travels in what is called the world's largest private train, the trip to
Panama required a very different mode of transportation. Tents, miles of cables, booths, trailers, rides
1; other machinery valued at over nine million dollars were loaded aboard a ship which arrived in
( . ,:hal on March 3 and transited the Canal to Balboa. Although the carnival in Panama is only about
. third of the actual Royal American Shows, setting up this mobile city required two weeks of hard
' rd organization by hundreds of people.
I: .ma is a new stop for the carnival, whose arrival on the Isthmus has been greeted with record-
.- , owd\ of fun-seekers. Attendance figures show that approximately 15,000 people have enjoyed
f - c- *i\val during the weekdays, with an astounding 60,000 people flooding through the gates on
S ridays.
Royal American Shows is owned and operated by several families, and it is not unusual to find people
working at the carnival who are continuing a tradition begun by their parents and even their
Although approximately 150 employees traveled with the show to Panama, over four hundred local
people were hired temporarily to meet the carnival's manpower needs, especially since many of the'
permanent workers are not bilingual. - - '-
According to Sebastian Quiros, who is in charge of the carnival's publicity in Panama, the show has " I i- 'j '-T
introduced games of chance and several popular rides, such as the Matterhorn, which have never been
seen on the Isthmus. Quiros-believes that the Matterhorn, with its blaring rock music and blurring speed,
has won the popularity contest hands down.
Whether it be the gentle gait of a merry-go-round horse or a hair-raising ride on the Loop, a brief
,encounter with fantasy or a teasing of the senses, the carnival appeals to and belongs to all ages.

or one young thrill-seeker happiness is putting a
bumper ne car through its paces. Para un joven que

k busca emociones, felicidad es poner en movi-
' ' � 1 '' ' j ^miento un carrito loco. - " '

Fat Albert and Little Ricki, at right, enjoy great
popularity with carnival-goers. Turn to page three
:.I-B- � .. �,ga. . - for their story.Fat Albert y el Pequefo Ricki gozan
_-B____--_ de gran popularidad entire los asistentes a la feria.
-... -- Vea pbigina tres para un articulo sobre ellos.

The Yo Yo provides a smooth and exhilarating flight. El "Yo-Yo" ofrece un vuelo suave y emocionante.

Th e Carnival's giant fun-wheels engrave circles on the skyline. Las ruedas de alegriadela An accurate

Daring riders hold on tightly as their car careens through a maze of steel girders.
Pasajeros audaces se sostienen fuertemente al inclinarse su carrito a] pasar a traves de un All who boa
l n d

M(is de 66 Aiios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Vol. XIX, NQ 32

Viernes 10 de Abril de 1981

Comision inicia program de austeridad . -

En reciente informed a la Junta
Directiva sobre el estado financiero
de la Comisi6n del Canal de
Panama, el Administrador D. P.
McAuliffe express su inquietud por
las graves p6rdidas en la operaci6n
que se han acumulado durante los
cinco primeros meses del corriente
afio fiscal y las perdidas que se pro-
yectan para los restantes siete meses
del afio.
Observ6 que los deficits han resul-
tado en una baja de aproximada-
mente $5 millones en los ingresos
proyectados debido a la disminu-
ci6n en los transitos durante los ilti-
mos meses de 1980 y los primeros
meses de 1981. Subray6 que la
Comisi6n tambi6n se enfrenta a
necesidades financieras no presu-
puestadas de $24 millones, para
financial programs tales como la
aceleraci6n de los proyectos de capi-
tal para incrementar la capacidad de
transito del Canal; los ajustes de
sueldo puestos en vigor en enero
pasado para los empleados del
Gobierno de los Estados Unidos; las
alzas no previstas en el precio del
combustible y los aumentos en el
costo de la adquisici6n de suminis-
tros y equipo.
En vista de la magnitude del deficit,
el Administrador inform a la Junta

Directiva que ha puesto en vigor una
amplia variedad de medidas con el
objeto de reducir los gastos diaries
de la Comisi6n. Estas medidas inclu-
yen una political para la contrata-
ci6n selective que da prioridad a las
posiciones de actividades de opera-
ci6n y mantenimiento esenciales y
muy baja prioridad a las posiciones
de tipo administrative; el rigido con-
trol administrative en el uso de
sobretiempo para limitarlo a las
operaciones esenciales y a otros pro-
yectos de alta prioridad; la reduc-
ci6n de los gastos de suministros y
equipo mediante la revision de los
niveles de inventario y la reevalua-
ci6n de las necesidades programadas
para el resto de este afio y el pr6-
ximo; possible consolidaci6n y re-
ducci6n total de unidades de opera-
ci6n; y el incremento en el 6nfasis a
las medidas de ahorro de energia.
El Administrador recalc6 que no
habra reducci6n mayor de personal
en la actualidad debido a que la
mayoria de las reducciones de perso-
nal anticipadas de la Comisi6n pue-
den lograrse por medio de la
jubilaci6n y la consolidaci6n.
La Comisi6n se propone conti-
nuar el adiestramiento esencial y
apoyar las actividades que son
importantes para mantener el buen

Escuelas celebran Semana de la Biblioteca

La celebraci6n de la Semana
Nacional de la Biblioteca tiene un
significado especial para las Escue-
fis'ide bepeidi'ites del Departa-
mento de Defensa en el area del
Canal debido a que este afio se esta-
blecieron bibliotecas en varias es-
cuelas primaries.
El afio pasado los fondos fueron
asignados para el establecimiento de
bibliotecas en siete escuelas prima-
rias en el area del Canal, y progra-
mas experimentales de bibliotecas

fueron iniciados en las escuelas pri-
marias de Curund6, Fuerte Kobbe y
Fuerte Clayton. Especialistas biblio-
tecarios de tiempo complete fueron
empleados en el otoio de 1980 a fin
de preparar el program y orientar a
los maestros, al cuerpo estudiantil y
a la comunidad sobre las ventajas de
las bibliotecas una vez que est6n en
plena operaci6n.
Este otoflo abriran bibliotecas en
las escuelas primaries de Howard,
Los Rios, Diablo y Fuerte Davis.

Anuncian horario de dia feriado

Las Tiendas Militares del Area de
Panama observaran el siguiente
horario el Viernes Santo 17 de abril
y el Domingo de Resurrecci6n 19 de
abril. Los puestos de venta de
Albrook, Fuerte Clayton, Fuerte
Davis, Fuerte Gulick y Howard
estaran abiertos desde las 10 a.m.
hasta las 5 p.m. Las cafeterias y
merenderos en estos mismos lugares
estaran abiertos desde las 9:30 a.m.
hasta las 3:30 p.m.
La estaci6n de gasoline de Cu-
rund6 estara abierta desde las 9 a.m.

hasta las 4 p.m., mientras que las de
Fuerte Amador y Howard operaran
de 10 a.m. a 3 p.m. y la estaci6n de
Fuerte Gulick de 10 a.m. a 4 p.m.

Los teatros observaran el horario
regular, pero las concesiones y otras
actividades no incluidas arriba esta-
ran cerradas.
Todos los comisariatos estaran
cerrados el viernes 17 de abril. Los
comisariatos de Balboa y de Coco
Solo estaran abiertos el domingo 19
de abril.

Animo y bienestar de los empleados.
Tambi6n inform a la Junta
Directiva que la administraci6n del
President Reagan, en su esfuerzo
por reducir los costs del gobierno
federal, ha propuesto al Congreso
que las asignaciones de la Comisi6n
sean reducidas en $1.2 millones este
afo y en $4.4. millones en el afio fis-
cal 1982.

El 16 de abril
sera dia libre
Para cumplir con la actual poli-
tica de la Comisi6n de reducir la pre-
si6n financiera sobre la agencia,
todos los empleados que no sean
necesarios para desempefiar servi-
cios esenciales el jueves 16 de abril
estaran libres ese dia. Esto le permi-
tira a numerosos empleados disfru-
tar de un fin de semana de cuatro
dias, ya que el 17 de abril, Viernes
Santo, es dia feriado.
A los empleados que tengan vaca-
ciones acumuladas se les descontara
el dia de sus vacaciones o, si lo pre-
fieren, pueden pedir que les den el
dia libre sin remuneraci6n. Aquellos
empleados que no tengan vacacio-
nes acumuladas pueden, en la mayo-
ria de los casos, pedir prestado de las
vacaciones que ganaran para cubrir
el tiempo o solicitar el dia sin
Los empleados que tendran que
trabajar el jueves seran notificados
por sus supervisors.

Senda Unida sesiona
La reunion annual de los miembros
de Senda Unida de la Zona del
Canal, Inc., tendra lugar el martes
28 de abril a la 1:30 p.m., en el Sal6n
de Reuniones del Edificio de Admi-
El primer punto a tratarse en la
reunion sera la sexta entrega de
premios de reconocimiento. Se ha
enviado invitaciones especiales a
personas que recibiran premios.
El prop6sito principal de la
reuni6n sera la elecci6n de la nueva
directive y de los miembros de la
junta de fideicomisarios. Se distri-
buiran copias del Informe Anual de
Senda Unida de la Zona del Canal
para el afio fiscal 1980.
Cada persona que haya contri-
buido a Senda Unida es miembro y
esta invitado a asistir a la Reuni6n
Anual, siempre y cuando haya
espacio en el Sal6n de Reuniones.

Premios par anos de
servicio fueron
entregados a tres
empleados de la
Secci6n de Control
de Computadoras
de la Divisidn de
Operaciones de
Computadoras que
sumaban un total de
100 afos de servicio
con el Canal de
Panamd. El Funcio-
nario Jefe de Finan-
zas de la Comisi6n,
Walter D. Bjorseth,
tercero desde la
izquierda, hizo en-
trega de los premios
a Pedro Sdnchez,
izquierda, tdcnico de
S computadoras,
quien tiene 30 anos
* de servicio; James
A. Apollo, jefe,
Secci6n de Control,
quien tambien tiene
30 anfos de servicio,
y Lincoln L.
Pendergast, trans-
. criptor de datos,
i~ quien tiene 40 anos
I de servicio.
Foto por
- Kevin Jenkins

W..*7-1 '^ ,,I^S^ ,^i*ai
Foto por Arthur Pollack
Durante reciente visit a Panamd, el expresidente del gobierno
espahiol, Adolfo Sudrez, a la derecha, escucha con atenci6n a
Carlos A. Alvarado, jefe de la Secci6n de Ingenieria y Planificaci6n
de la Divisi6n de Esclusas, quien explica algunos de los complejos
mecanismos de la caseta de control de las Esclusas

INTEL cobra por tarjeta de credito

A partir del 1� de enero de 1981 el
Institute Nacional de Telecomuni-
caciones de Panama (INTEL) em-
pez6 a expedir tarjetas de cr6dito
para hacer llamadas internacionales
y para los servicios de TELEX y
cables a los residents en el area del

El INTEL esta cobrando un cargo
minimo de $10 por la tarjeta de
cr6dito, que permit a un maximo de
cinco personas utilizar el servicio de
llamadas internacionales desde cual-
quier lugar de Panama. El cargo
incluye los servicios de facturaci6n,
procesamiento, actualizaci6n y ma-
nejo de las cuentas.
Si el usuario desea incluir a mas de
cinco personas en la tarjeta de
cr6dito, debera pagar un cargo
adicional de $1.50 por cada persona
que afiada a la tarjeta. Tambien se
cobra un cargo fnico de $1.50 por
modificar la tarjeta original de
cr6dito para afiadir usuarios.
Todos los usuarios de la tarjeta de
cr6dito del INTEL en la Rep6blica
pagan el cargo minimo de $10 por el
Los usuarios que no deseen pagar
el cargo de $ 10 por el servicio, con lo
cual cancelaran la tarjeta de cr6dito,
deberan avisar al INTEL de esta
decision por escrito antes del fin de
abril. El INTEL no atendera Ila-
madas con cargo a una tarjeta de
cr6dito si el costo de la tarjeta no ha
sido pagado.
Las cuentas del INTEL son
enviadas el 15 de cada mes. Debido a
que este cargo fue afadido este afio,
hubo que demorar el envio de las
cuentas de enero. Los pagos hechos
antes del iltimo dia del mes seran

incluidos en la cuenta del pr6ximo
mes como cr6ditos. Si el pago se
hace despu6s del iltimo dia del mes,
la cantidad aparecera en la cuenta
como un d6bito bajo la column de
"saldo anterior". Si ya ha pagado
esta cuenta, ign6rela y solo pague los
cargos actuales.
Si el cargo continia apareciendo
o cualquier otra anomalia aparece
en la cuenta, llevelo a la oficina
international del INTEL en el
Edificio Romanei situado frente al
Hotel Hilton y a corta distancia de
Pidale al INTEL que investigue el
cargo en duda. No pague este cargo,
el cual continuara apareciendo en la
cuenta, hasta que el INTEL con-
cluya su investigaci6n y sea acla-

* Los n6meros de tel6fono de
la reci6n instalada Agencia Con-
sular de los Estados Unidos en el
Edificio de Panama Agencies en
Crist6balson 46-4755 y 46-4756.
La agencia esta abierta de 9 a.m.
a 12m. yde 1:30a 3 p.m., de lunes
a viernes.

* Debido a que el pr6ximo
jueves 16 de abril es dia libre y el
viernes 17 de abril es dia feriado,
no habra SPILLWAY la pr6xima
semana. Los articulos para el
SPILLWAY del 24 de abril deberan
estar en la Oficina de Prensa a
mas tardar el mediodia del 13 de

* El Comit6 Asesor de la
Escuela Secundaria de Curund6
celebrara su pr6xima reuni6n el
lunes 20 de abril, a las 3 p.m., en
la escuela. Se invita al publico a
asistir. La escuela esta necesi-
tando padres de familiar volunta-
rios. Para mayor informaci6n,
Ilame a Linda Jones al 52-5653 o
a Barbara Ledezma al 52-4146.


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SKinder del 'Y'
de Crist6bal
El kindergarten del YMCA de
Crist6bal esta debidamente recono-
cido por el Ministerio de Educaci6n
y cuenta con salones de classes espa-
ciosos, maestros profesionales para
los nifios preescolares y un patio de
juego exce'lente. Para mayor infor-
maci6n y para matricular a su nifo,
llame al 46-4163 6 46-4164.
Curso de nataci6n
de Balboa
A6n sigue abicrta la matricula
para el cuarto y ultimo curso de
nataci6n para el aio escolar 1980-81
en la piscina de Balboa. La matri-
cula se inicia el domingo 5 de abril y
continuari hasta mafiana. Todos los
dependientes de los empleados de la
Comision del Canal de PanamA del
Departamente de Defensa pueden
inscribirse, pero se le dari preferen-
cia a los residents de Balboa. La
Boca v Anc6n. El curso comenzara
el lunes 20 de abril y terminara el 5
de junior. Para mayor informaci6n o
inscribirse Ilame al 52-5493.
Curso de espafiol
El Centro Recreativo Valent esta
patrocinando un curso de espafiol de
seis semanas de duraci6n a partirdel
21 de abril. El curso se dictara los
martes y jueves a las 6:30 p.m. El
curso cuesta $20 y debe cancelarse
por adelantado. Para mayor
informaci6n Ilame al Valent al 87-

( Program sobre el part
Un program educativo para
futures padres esta patrocinando el
hospital Coco Solo del Ej6rcito
durante el mes de abril. El program
consta de charlas y diapositivas, y la
primera clase que se dict6 ayer,
cubri6 "Atenci6n Personal Durante
el Embarazo". La pr6xima sesi6n
tendra lugar el jueves 16 de abril, y
cubrira la "Atenci6n M6dica Du-
rante el Embarazo". La l6tima clase
tratara sobre el "Parto". Todas las
sesiones comienzan a las 8 a.m. en el
Hospital Coco Solo del Ej6rcito.
Para mayor informaci6n Ilame al

Convi6rtase en
Perito en vinos
El YMCA de Balboa presentara
una series de disertaciones sobre
vinos y la industrial vinicola el 22 de
abril a las 7:30 p.m. a series de cinco
semanas estara a cargo de Paulette
Simon, originaria de Francia, quien
tiene experiencia en este campo. Las
disertaciones abarcarin la historic
del vino, los nifiedos, la produccion
de vinos, los procedimientos para
servirlos, plates preparados con
vino, las diferencias en los vinos y las
regions viticolas famosas en
Francia. Una sesi6n de catar vinos
con quesos franceses tambi6n sera
incluida en el curso.
La matricula estA limitada a 40
personas y la edad minima es 18
afios. Se recomienda inscribirse
temprano y ya puede hacerlo en el
'Y'. Para mayor informaci6n Ilame
al 52-2839 6 52-2759.

La Oficina de Disposici6n de Pro-
piedad del Departamento de Defen-
sa, PanamA, tendra un remate el 21
de abril en el Edificio 745 en Coro-
zal. Se podran inspeccionar los arti-
culos del remate del 14 al 16 de abril
y el 20 de abril, de 9 a 11:30 a.m. yde
I a 3 p.m. Los proponents podran
inscribirse desde las 7 a.m. el dia del
remate. Algunos de los articulos del
remate incluyen muebles, equipo de
oficina, bicicletas, cajas registrado-
ras, neumAticos y puertas de ve-

Desfile de modas
Se invita al p6blico a asistir a la
graduaci6n y al disfile de modas que
tendran lugar esta noche a las 7:30
p.m. en el YMCA de Balboa. Las
integrantes del curso de corte y
confecci6n modelaran sus propias
creaciones, cada una confeccionada
a un costo inferior a los $20.
La matricula para el pr6ximo
curso de corte y confecci6n y disefo
esta abicrta, y las classes se iniciaran
el 27 de abril. Para mayor informa-
ci6n Ilame al 'Y' al 52-2839 6 52-

Entrega premios a
deportistas el YMCA
La Cena Anual y la ceremonial de
Entrega de Premios del YMCA de
los Servicios Armados de Balboa a
los deportistas destacados tendrAn
lugar el jueves 23 de abril a las 6:30
p.m. en el Club de Oficiales de
Fuerte Amador. El 'Y' agasajara al
deportista sobresaliente del afio del
Area asi como tambi6n al soldado,
mariners, soldado de la fuerza area
e infante de marina estadounidense
del afo. Se otorgaran premios en
beisbol, baloncesto, fisico-cultu-
rismo, boliche, carreras de aliento,
equitaci6n, futbol. golf. rugby,
balompi6, bola suave, nataci6n.
tenis y pista y campo.
Para obtener informaci6n sobre
los boletos y las reservaciones llame
al 'Y' al 52-4087.

Despedida para
various jubilados
Las escuelas secundarias del Paci-
fico ofreceran una fiesta de despe-
dida a los jubilados de las escuelas
secundarias de Balboa y de Curun-
di. 1.a despedida seefectuara el vier-
nes 22 de mayo en el Club de
oficiales de Fuerte Amador. A las
6:30 p.m. comenzarAn a servirse
bebidas y a las 7:30 se servira la cena.
Los asistentes podrAn escoger para
la cena entire pollo cordon bleu, a
$11 yjam6n con salsa de pifia, a$10.
Los precious incluyen la cuota para
los regalos.
Recibiran homenaje de despedida
por la Escuela Secundaria de Balboa
John Banasick, Dick Collver, Bea-
triz Diaz, Alice Latimer, Joe Nor-
ton, John Patty y Rudy Vidaurri.
Por la Secundaria de Curund6 lo
harAn Florence Olsen, Mary Sneed,
Evelyn Wilde. Olympia LaFuente,
William Kennon, Pablo Kirven y
Jane McCouley.
Los amigos y ex alumnos que
deseen sumarse a esta despedida
podrain formali/ar su participaci6n
llam;:ndo al tel. 52-7896 o yendo
pcsonailnente a las oficinas de la
Escucla Secundaria de Balboa, en
done se estan vendiendo los

Comilones An6nimos
dal Sector Atlntico
LI:s ousted adicto a la comida?
;.Come ousted aunque no tenga
hambrec'? iEstA su peso afectando su
forma de vida? Estas v otras
preguntas son discutidas en las
reuniones de los Comilones An6-
nimos, una organizaci6n comunal
que proporciona informaci6n y
apovo moral a sus, miembros. El
grupo celebra sus reuniones cada
lunes a las 7 p.m. en el Red Barn en
Margarita. No tendra que pagar ni
pesarse. Los Comilones An6nimos
es una sociedad e insta a las personas
interesadas a asistir a las reuniones.
Para mayor informaci6n Ilame al

Aprenda a volar
El Club Aereo Chagres iniciard su
pr6ximo curso te6rico de capacita-
ci6n para pilots el martes 14 de
abril a las 7:15 p.m. en el Cuarto 5
del Edificio 5534 en la Calle Hains,
en Diablo Heights. Este curso, que
tiene una duraci6n de siete semanas,
se dictara los martes yjueves de 7:15
a 9:30 p.m. y estara a cargo de ins-
tructores titulados. El curso es un
prerequisite para obtener un certifi-
cado de piloto particular.

No hay prerequisites para inscri-
birse en el curso; sin embargo, se
recomienda que los estudiantes
hayan cumplido los quince afios. La
matricula include los textos y un
vuelo de familiari'acidn. Una tarifa
reducida especial se esta ofreciendo
a las mujeres que se inscriban en el
curso. Para obtener mayor informa-
cion sobre este curso Ilame al 52-
2503 durante la noche.

Curso en el
'Y' de Crist6bal
El YMCA de Crist6bal esta ofre-
ciendo una variedad de cursos este
mes. A partir del 13 de abril. se dicta-
ran cursos en espafiol, taquigrafia
(shorthand), mecanografia, contabi-
lidad. matematicas e ingl6s (niveles
I, II. III y IV). Las classes de bailes
folkl6ricos comenzaran a mediadps
de abril para las personas mayores
de 7 afios. Para mayor informaci6n
y para matricularse en estos cursos,
vaya personalmente al'Y'o llame al

Esclusas de Miraflores gana certamen annual de lanzamiento de cabos

Con su rostro reflejando satisfacci6n por el
excelente lanzamiento hecho, el Subadmi-
nistrador Fernando Manfredo, Jr., izquierda,
participa en el 26�. Certamen Anual de
Lanzamiento de Cabos celebrado en esta
ocasi6n en las Esclusas de Pedro Miguel.
Irradiando confianza, el Director de Marina
Cap. John D. Thurber, derecha, se acerca
para hacer su lanzamiento. Los pasajeros
del crucero "Fairsea" observan la acci6n,
abajo a la derecha. Los competidores son
calificados en base a su habilidad para
lanzar una pesada soga de 125 pies de largo y
un cuarto de pulgada a mayor distancia,
altura y precision. Cuando la competencia
ha concluido, los compaiieros se lanzan a
felicitar a los ganadores, abajo a la izquierda.e
El triunfador Juan Gutidrrez aparece tercero
a la izquierda, y el ocupante del segundo

lugar Francisco Garces es el quinto desde la
izquierda. Ambos trabajan en las Esclusas de
Miraflores. Luis Araujo de las Esclusas de
Gatdn, en la foto, al extreme derecho ocup6
el tercer lugar en este torneo en el cual los
participants fueron calificados en base al
total de puntos acumulados en los tres
events. El premio mayor de $100 fue
ofrecido por el Ramo del Canal de Panamd
de la Organizaci6n Internacional de Pilotos,
Capitanes y Prdcticos, el segundo de $40 por
el I.A.M., Local 811 y el Club Social de
Empleados de las Esclusas de Pedro Miguel,
el tercer premio de $30 por la National
Maritime Union y un premio de consolaci6n
de $20 fue donado por el "Amigo Malcolm"de
la NMU. El nombre del triunfador Juan
Gutierrez serd grabado en la placa que se
encuentra en las Esclusas de Miraflores.

Fotos por Arthur Pollack


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El Contramaestre Hector Thomas, al frente, y miembros del
equipo de Marineros mdmero 24 de la Divisi6n de Apoyo al Canal
exhiben los Premios del Canal de Panamd por Actos o Servicios
Especiales, reconocidndolos como el Equipo de Marineros
Sobresalientes para el period del 1� de enero de 1980 al 30 de
septiembre de 1980. El equipo mantuvo un record perfect de
seguridad y logr6 la distinci6n de equipo del mes en seis ocasiones



distintas. De izquierda a derecha aparecen, Lester A. Vendreys,
Marciano Alvarado, James A. Cole, Ricardo Rose, Isaias
Ccrdenas P., Noel Mejia, Jos A. Uralde, Rodolfo Avila R., JosdD.
Aguilar y Prince A. Small C. Thomas tambidn recibid un cheque
por la suma de $300y cada miembro de su equipo recibi6 cheques
por $150. El Capitdn Justin J. Bonanno, subjefe interino de la
division hizo las presentaciones.

Habra clinic

de balompie

en Balboa
La Division de Servicios Recreati-
vos de la Comisi6n del Canal de
Panama esti patrocinando una cli-
nica y practice de balompie para los
jugadores que participarin en el
Program Juvenil de Balompie
1981. La clinic tendri lugar el
sibado 25 de abril, a las 9 a.m., en el
estadio de Balboa. Se invita a los
padres de familiar, entrenadores y a
todas las personas interesadas en el
balompi6 a asistir.
Los instructors invitados para
esta clinic serin el Profesor Or-
lando M6iioz y el Profesor Asistente
Alfredo Mendoza de la Facultad de
Educaci6n Fisica de la Universidad
de Panama. Varios estrellas del
balompie estaran presents para
ayudar a los instructors.
Despues de la clinic se servirin
refrescos a los presents.

Dos hombres dinamicos y distintos escogieron el espectAculo.

T. J. Albert Jackson, mejor cono-
cido como el "Fat Albert", y el
Pequefo Ricki, calificado como uno
de los hombres mas pequefios del
mundo, son dos de los personajes
mis populares de la Feria de
Aquellos que sientan curiosidad o
crean que se van a sentir inc6modos
con estos artists, descubriran al
entrar en comunicaci6n con ellos
que lo que a Ricki y Albert les sobra
es simpatia, humor y calidad hu-
La pequefia estatura de Ricki y el
descomunal peso de Albert son pro-
ducto de una irregular actividad


glandular sobre la que no tienen el
menor control. Con un peso al nacer
de tres libras y ocho onzas, Ricki
media apenas dos pies cuando tenia
diez y seis aios. Hoy mide tres pies.
"En realidad soy de lento creci-
miento", dice Ricki mientras sonrie.
Albert, en cambio, tieneel problema
contrario. Pesaba 22 libras y 6 onzas
al nacer, y aun hoy dia en que al
pesarse marca 872 libras, asegura
que sigue creciendo.
Tanto Ricki,queesde Minnesota,
como Albert, que es de Misisipi,
estaban concientes desde, pequefios
que su desarrollo seria irregular.
Ricki admite que su pequefiez le pre-


Lista de Posiciones Vacantes
Salario base Dircccidn Va-
drca de o Si- can-
POSICIONES PERMANENTES Panand* Division rio te.
Tkcnico(a) en Contaduria. (Mecano-
grafia), LN-4 Tiempo Parcial,
Maximo de 30 horas ........... $7,196.80 Apoyo Canal P 1
Forma de Solicitar el Empleo: Las solicitudes deben presentarse al Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones
Edificio 366. Anc6n, o en el Edificio 1105, Crist6bal, usando el Formulario 443. SOLICITUD DE
TRASLADO. en un plazo no mayor de site (7) dias calendarios despues de la fechadeesta publicaci6n. Este
plazo de 7 dias calendarios estd sujeto a pr6rroga a petici6n de la division que anuncia la vacant o segin lo
decide el Jefe del Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones. Los requisitos pueden revisarse en la Biblioteca y Museo.
Pueden obtenerse mis informs en el Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones, telefonos 52-3583,52-7996643-7219.
Solicitantes con Condici6n de Carrera: Las solicitudde delos andidatos con condici6n de carrera
sersn consideradas solamente si no hay otros solicitantes en la list de Reempleo Prioritario.
Solicitantes con Impedimentos Fiaicos: I as personas aptas que tengan impediments fisicos
pueden lamar o visitar al Coordinador del Programa para la Colocaci6n de Personas Impedidas a in de sre
asesoradas con respect a las vacantes que aparecen arriba. La oficina del Coordinador esti situada en el
Edificio 366. Anc6n. teldfono 52-7867.
Consideraci6n de Reascenso: Los empleados que pasaron a grades inferiores a causa de reducci6n de
personal tendrdn derecho automaticamente a consideraci6n preferencial par; su reascenso a cualquicra de las
siguientes vacantes permanentes para la cual scan id6neos. No obstante. como dole verificacibn. los
empleados que creen tener derecho a tal consideraci6n preferencial deberan solicitor las vacantes en las ciales
estin interesados e indicar en su solicited que fueron colocados en grados inleriores debido a reducci6n de
personal. La consideraci6n de candidates para reascenso tendra lugar antes de proceder a Ilenar la posici6n
mediante el process competitive.
Igualdad de Oportunidades de Empleo: Todo solicitante apto recibiri consideraci6n para los
empleos sin distinci6n de rata. religion, color, origen national, sexo. edad, partidarismo y afiliaci6n political.
impediment fisico, o cualquier utro actor que no sea de m6rito. Debei r someterse una solicitud por separado
para cada uno de los emplcos que aparecen en la list.
*Los salaries base indicados arriba, son los salaries iniciales para los empleados contratados en la
Reptblica de Panama por primer vez despuks del 7 de octubre de 1979. Estos salaries, con excepci6n de
aquellos identificados como de oficios critics. seran ajustados de acuerdo con Ia Base de Sueldos del Area del
Canal o con la Base de Sueldos de los Estados Unidos, segfn la elegibilidad del solicitanteescogido. A la base
de sueldo de los ciudadanos estadounidenses elegibles se le afiadird un diferencial tropical. Ademas. se le
afiidirA un incentive para la contrataci6n y retenciin de personal al salario base applicable de los empleados
contratados fuera de la Republica de Panami.
'Sc require examen escrito.



Suihadministrador Je/a de InforImacin Ptihlica
Director dle Relaciones Ptbhlicas Direclora
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aparecen pueden ser reproducidos sin pedir autori/aci6n. unicamente acreditando al
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s6lo se aceptartin noticias oficiales de urgencia. Subscripci6n annual: correo ordinario $6:
correo ordinario, para estudiantes $4; correo aereo $19. Enviese cheque o giro postal a favor de
The Panama Canal Commission y dirigido a: Oficina de Informaci6n del Canal de Panama.
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ocupaba cuando nifo y que frecuen-
temente peleaba con otros nifos. Al
pasar el tiempo y seguir creciendo
los demas muchachos, ellos queda-
ron fuera del alcance de sus golpes.
Entonces descubri6 que ser pequeiio
tiene sus ventajas. "Sencillamente
los golpeaba en las piernas", afirma,
"y ello era muy efectivo". Ademas de
tener que comprar su ropa en depar-
tamentos de nifios y de no poder
alcanzar la llave de la regadera o el
interrupter de la luz, Ricki dice que
uno de sus mayores problems cs la
perilla de la puerta. La expcriencia le
ha enseiado que cuando sees de tres
pies de alto, las perillas estan coloca-
das peligrosamente a altura de los
A T. J. Albert no leimporta que lo
llamen "Fat Albert", pues lo han Ila-

mado asi toda la vida. De hecho,
nadie hace mAs bromas de su volu-
men que el propio Albert. Al pre-
guntarle d6nde compra su ropa,
responded ri6ndose "en la tienda, de
los rollos de tela". Los problems
diaries de Albert incluyen entrar a
los autos y elevadores, pasar porlas
puertas, y el mobiliario.
Como muchos de sus compaieros
de trabajo, Albert y Ricki tienen
agents que les firman contratos con
espectaculos. Aunquc la gente del
espectAculo tiene la fama de ser
n6mada, Albert rechaza tal afirma-
ci6n sefialando que la mayoria es
gente con familiar que regresa a sus
hogares al concluir una gira. Albert
y su esposa Von, de 5 pies tres pulga-
das y 110 libras, resident en Tampa.
Ella viaja con l. Porsu parte Ricki y

su esposa prefieren el variable clima
de Minneapolis. "Me gusta palear
nieve", bromea Ricki.
Albert opina que es important
para la gente que comprenda que
ellos han escogido la carrera de
actuar en espectaculos y no que lo
hacen por designio fatal a causa de
sus atributos fisicos. Ambos son per-
sonas inteligentes e instruidas que
han probado otras carreras, pero
han alcanzado granxito y disfrutan
el espectaculo.
Albert no duda de que el opti-
mismo que comparten 1e y Ricki se
debe al amor y al apoyo que eI han
demostrado sus families. "Lo mAs
important es la comprensi6n".
explica Albert, "pues somos perso-
nas que nos esforzamos por hacerlo
to mejor possible .

Se inicia hoy la regata annual de cayucos

La XXVIII Regata Interoceanica
de Cayucos de los Exploradores
Marines comenzara esta tarde, par-
tiendo desde el Club de Yates de
Crist6bal. HabrA 30 cayucos, con
cuatro tripulantes cada uno, at
comen/ar el primer tramo de la
regata que cubrira 50 millas a trav6s
del Canal de PanamA hasta los mue-
lies de Rodman en el Oceano
Los 30 cayucos representan tres
puestos de escultismo. Por to mcnos
un cavuco tendrA una tripulaci6n
femenina y tres tendrAn tripulacio-

Karl C. Horne del
"N6mesis", de la
Tropa 21, lija el
manubrio de cedro
de su remo a fin de
obtener un
acabado liso en
preparaci6n para
la regata de
cayucos manana.
Karl participard
por primer vez en Lw '
el event annual,
junto a su hermano
mayor Richard,
quien es miembro
de la tripulaci6n de
otro cayuco en la

Foto por
Richard Home

nes mixtas. La mayoria de los tripu-
lantes vienen practicando para este
event desde diciembre. La regata es
un event al aire libre sumamente
dificil que exige resistencia fisica y
mental y verdadera discipline para
aquellos que anhelan ganar.
El primer tramo de la regata sera
desde Crist6bal hasta las Esclusas de
Gatin. La competencia se reanu-
dara mafiana por la maiana al
hacerse el disparo y los participants
saldrin remando sin parar entire
cuatro y site horas hasta llcgar a
Gamboa. El domingo en la manana
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los participants iniciaran el iltimo
tramo de la regata, el cual finali/ara
en los muelles de Rodman.

l.a ceremonia de entrega de pre-
mios seguira a la regata. Se otorga-
rAn distintivos de participacion a
todos los Exploradores Marinas que
complete el recorrido y que sean
recomendados por sus respectivos
capitanes. Roy Sulham. ejecutivo
explorador de los Exploradores de
America, hard entrcga de los trofcos
a los ganadores.

Pigina 3

Spillway del Canal de Pana
Adminiistrador de la Comision del Canal


Albrook Field se convirti6 en una jungla de torres de acero. Tiendas y pendones multicolores, una
explosion de luces rutilantes y monstruos mecanicos divirtiendo a gente de todas las edades, indicaban
que la feria habia llegado a Panama.
Conocida como "La Gran Feria de Panama", el novedoso espectAculoque concluira el 12 de abril, fue
traido al Istmo por la Royal American Shows de Tampa, Florida, atendiendo invitaci6n que se le hiciera
en Panama. Organizada en 1921, la firma Royal American asegura ser la mas grande entire unas 600
empresas de su tipo que realizan giras anuales en los Estados Unidos.
Aunque el espectaculo normalmente es transportado en lo que se conoce como el tren privado mis
grande del mundo, el viaje a PanamA exigi6 una forma distinta de transport. Tiendas, millas de cables,
quioscos. remolques, vehiculos y demas equipo por mas de 9 millones de balboas fueron embarcados en
un buque que lleg6 a Crist6bal el 3 de marzo para luego transitar el Canal hasta Balboa. Aunque la feria
que se present en Panama es apenas la tercera parte del espectaculo complete de la Royal American
Shows, instalar esa ciudad m6vil demand dos semanas de intense trabajo y organizaci6n de cientos de
PanamA se convirti6 en nueva escala de la feria, que ha sido recibida por entusiastas muchedumbres
ansiosas de diversion. Los registros de asistencia indican que aproximadamente 15,000 personas
disfrutan la feria durante los dias de semana, con una asombrosa avalanche de 60,000 visitantes los
La Royal American Shows es de propiedad y operada por varias families. No es raro encontrar
personas trabajando en la feria que continfan una tradici6n iniciada por sus padres y aun por sus abuelos.
Aunque aproximadamente 150 empleados viajaron con el espectaculo a Panama, mas de cuatrocientas
personas fueron contratadas localmente para tender las necesidades de personal de la feria,
especialmente en virtud de que muchos de los empleados permanentes no son bilingiles.
Seg6n SebastiAn Quir6s, quien esta a cargo de la publicidad del espectaculo en Panama, la feria ha
traido juegos de suerte y azar y aparatos mecanicos de diversi6n, como el Matterhorn, que nunca se
habian visto en el Istmo. Quir6s consider que el Matterhorn, con su estrepitosa mfisica rock y su
pasmosa velocidad, ha ganado sin discusi6n la popularidad entire las atracciones de la feria.
Ya sea en un despacioso carrusel de caballos o en un espeluznante viaje en uno de los aparatos
mecAnicos en breve encuentro con la fantasia o en emotiva excitaci6n de los sentidos, la feria invita y
pertenece a todas las edades.

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Following in the footsteps of his father and
grandfather before him, Rodney Campbell tends a
ride at the carnival. Siguiendo los pasos de su
padre y abuelo, Rodney Campbell opera una
maquina de diversi6n


Photos by
Carlos Brown and
Janet Len-Rios

Watching people swoop down the slide is a great spectator event.
El observer a las personas deslizarse es algo divertido para los

ly thrown quarter can reap a sought-after prize. Una moneda bien tirada
puede producer un premio deseado.

d the Matterhorn receive the ride of a lifetime. Todos los que abordan el
"Matterhorn" experimentan un paseo excitante.

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