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:
May 22, 1981
Publication Date:
Biweekly[Jan. 6, 1984-1999]
Weekly[ FORMER <June 1966>-Dec. 23, 1983]
Physical Description:
37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.


Subjects / Keywords:
Periodicals -- Canal Zone ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama) ( lcsh )
federal government publication ( marcgt )
periodical ( marcgt )
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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. 37 Friday, May 22, 1981

Fewer ships awaiting transit result of exceptional effort
:, " - The Panama Canal Commission
work force has successfully reduced
SL -the number of vessels awaiting
transit at the waterway to 64 as of
SMonday, Commission officials have
. ,,announced.
'T - tDespite a continuing high number
of vessel arrivals, Canal employees
have sustained over a period of
several weeks an exceptional per-
.formance record of 41.1 average
-:: daily transits of oceangoing vessels.
A high level of vessel arrivals and
essential maintenance work at Mira-
flores Locks, together with dredging
I.. ,'.. . .1.% -rat its approaches, resulted in the
.- .-. -.' number of vessels awaiting transit
reaching a high of 116 in mid-April.
... The number has been reduced by
* . nearly half through the combined
._. efforts of many segments of the
,. Canal work force, including the
pilots, Marine Traffic Control per-
sonnel, locks operating and main-
S1* tenance employees, dredging per-
S::, sonnel, towboat and launch crews
-� ' ~and boarding and admeasurement
,/ I_ personnel.

Commission deckhands, indis-
pensable members of the transit
�\ , I operations team that helped
reduce the number of ships
.. awaiting Canal transit, climb
down onto a waiting launch
from a Japanese ship that has
just transited Gatun Locks.

S3b Photo by T. G. Kaye Richey

Administrator meets with RAC members

Representatives of Residents' Ad-
visory Committees from the Pacific
and Atlantic sides of the Isthmus
and Gamboa met in executive
session with Commission Admin-
istrator D. P. McAuliffe last week.
Administrator McAuliffe pres-
ented a report on the budget and
fiscal status of the Commission. He
also referred to the number of ships
waiting to transit the Canal and
praised the efforts of Canal em-
ployees in reducing that number,
noting that transits are averaging 41
vessels per day.
A briefing on crime in the Canal
housing and operating areas was
presented by Police Division Chief
William F. Kessler and Police
Inspector R. F. Brayton who, using
a uniform crime index, showed that
crime rates are generally higher in
the Commission areas contiguous to
urban areas of Panama.
It was noted also that crimes such
ds' burglaries are more frequent
during the months of November,
December and January, and it was
suggested that people give more
consideration to securing their prop-
erty and living areas. The im-
portance of reporting suspicious
persons and activities, such as
roving taxis and vehicles, in housing
areas was stressed.
Kessler and Brayton had high
praise for the joint patrols, stating
that the Commission Police and
National Guard are working ex-
tremely well together.
Referring to statistics on drug
abuse, Brayton said that although
there appears to be an increase of
drug use among young adults, there

seems to be a considerable decrease
in this activity in the schools.
Gatun residents are concerned
that the Gatun Anchorage continues
to pose some dangers to townsites
and work areas on shore, despite its
recent expansion. The Gatun rep-
resentative suggested a separate
anchorage for ships carrying haz-
ardous cargoes.
The Coco Solo representative
remarked on the continuing danger-
ous road conditions of the Trans-
isthmian Highway and Randolph
Road because of the construction
taking place in the area. He also
complained about the problem of
making long-distance calls on the
Atlantic side, noting that the lines
are continuously busy. He said also
that INTEL is accepting the Bell
Telephone and ATT credit cards to
charge overseas calls.
The matter of vehicle importation
was raised. The Administrator said
that an agreement to formalize the
frequency apd quantity of duty-free
vehicles is still being reviewed by
Panama and the United States.
However, until the agreement is
signed, Panama is permitting the
importation of one duty-free vehicle
per year.
Regarding the retirement of the
SS Cristobal, the Administrator
said that although the target date is
October 1, it could be later in the
year. He noted that the date of the
last voyage has not yet been set. He
said that the Commission will not
have a vessel dedicated to serving the
Panama Canal area, but it is seeking
regular service in conjunction with
the 193d Infantry Brigade. He added

that there will be an appropriate
ceremony to commemorate the
retirement of the Cristobal.
Atlantic-side residents voiced their
concern on the reduction of blood-
bank donor activities at Coco Solo
Hospital and what they termed the
continued overall deterioration of
MEDDAC facilities.
The Margarita representative said
that. the announced increase in
electric power rates for non-profit
organizations on October 1 has
caused consternation among res-
idents who believe that many
community organizations will close
down because of the higher cost of
operation. He said that this would
have an adverse effect on employee
morale, especially on the Atlantic
side where there are so few alter-
The handling of disability cases by
MEDDAC and cost of living for
employees in the former Latin
American communities were brought
up. The Administrator stated that
the latter matter is to be an item for
discussion at the next board of
directors' meeting.
A Pacific-side representative noted
that there are more than 3,000
vehicles that require diesel fuel
operating in the Canal area and
asked if AAFES has any plans to
dispense diesel fuel. The SOUTH-
COM representative indicated that
this would be looked into.
Also discussed were the need for
retirement counseling, the concern
of Gamboa residents for a summer
recreation program, the lack of
proper night lighting at the Albrook
Post Office and the inadequate
repairs to the Gamboa Bridge.

New facilities lessen barriers for

employment of the handicapped

Following the Commission's af-
firmative action plan to eliminate
architectural barriers to the handi-
capped, structural changes in some
Commission buildings have recently
been completed, or are in the process
of being completed, to provide easy
access and better working condi-
tions for the handicapped.

In this regard, the Personnel
Operations Division is attempting to
eradicate the difficulties that wheel-
chair-bound individuals encounter
when entering Commission build-
ings and with using bathroom
facilities there.
Thus, a wheelchair ramp, together
with special hardware on the build-
ing doors, has been constructed at
the entrance to Building 366, the

Personnel Operations Division. In
addition, a bathroom especially
designed for the handicapped, in-
cluding a sink, handrail and toilet
accessories, is being built in the same
building and should be completed in
approximately one month.
Wheelchair ramps have also been
built in Building 363, the Central
Examining Office in Ancon, and in
Building 0600, the Training Center
in Balboa Heights.
In addition, a door with special
hardware to provide easy access for
the handicapped is being installed at
the Training Center. And. Building
729, the-former Housewares Btuld-
ing in Balboa, haP a water fountain
and bathrooms designed for use by
the handicapped.
All of these improvements, and
those to come, are in keeping with
President Reagan's proclamation, in
addition to that of the United
Nations, that 1981 be declared the
International Year of Disabled
Persons in order to increase the
participation of disabled persons in
the lives of all nations.

Memorial Day activities scheduled

Memorial Day in the United
States was first declared in 1868 to
honor the memory of those who had
died during the Civil War. Today,
the holiday is dedicated to the
memory of all United States service
members who have died in war.
Memorial Day will be observed
on Monday, May 25. Local services
begin at 7:45 a.m. with members of
the Girl Scouts placing a floral-
wreath' at the Balboa Heights
Memorial Tablet. Members of the
Boy Scouts will decorate veterans'
graves at Corozal Cemetery at 8 a.m.
At 8:15 a.m., floraltributes will be
placed at the columbarium at the All
Souls Chapel at Saint Luke's
Cathedral by the Girl Scouts, at the
American Legion Memorial near
the Administration Building by
American Legion members, at the
Gorgas Memorial Tablet by auxi-
liary organizations of the American
Legion and Veterans of Foreign
Wars, and at the Pedro Miguel
Locks Memorial Plaque by vet-
erans' groups.

The general public is invited to
attend the ceremony at Corozal
Cemetery which will begin at 9 a.m.
The 79th Army Band will render
musical tributes during the cer-
emony. Maj. Gen. William E.
Masterson, Deputy Commander-in-
Chief, U.S. Southern Command
and Commander, U.S. Air Force
Southern Air Division, will be the
guest speaker. Memorial prayers
will be delivered by representatives
of the different faiths.
The ceremony will end with a 21-
gun salute given by a ceremonial
firing party from the U.S. Marine
Barracks, and the colors will be
carried by a joint color guard from
the American Legion and Veterans
of Foreign Wars.
In case of rain, the ceremony will
be held in the Corozal Chapel at 9:15
Memorial services at sea will
begin at 1:30 p.m. with participants
departing from the Rodman boat-
launching ramp. The service will
include prayers and the placing of
floral tributes upon the water.

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An honor guard and the placement of floral wreaths at Corozal
Cemetery are part of the annual Memorial Day ceremonies held in
the Canal area in tribute to those U.S. service members who died
in the service of their country.


May 22, 1981

/ Juried show winners
The winners of the Panama Canal
Branch of the National League of
American Pen Women, Inc. juried
art show recently held at the former
Civil Affairs Building have been
In the art category, Koni Kilgore
won first place; John Morton,
second; and Anita Dougan, third. In
the crafts category, Rose Beasely
won first and third places and
Charlene Martin won second. In the
photography category Anita Seifert
won first place, Ed Dougan won
second and Roy Gelbhaus won
Honorable mentions in the art
category went to Edna O'Marr, Jos6
Rivas and Gayle Graff. Ed Dougan,
Hector Manfredo and Gregory
Adams received honorable men-
tions in the photography category.

Combined bands
A concert will be presented by the
79th Army Band together with the
Cristobal High School Band at 7
p.m. on Tuesday, June 2, at the
Cristobal High School Auditorium.
The concert will feature six per-
forming groups and music will
include popular, classical, jazz and
rock. The concert is free, but seating
is limited and reservations should be
made early by calling Doug McLain
at 46-6405 or Al French at 87-4852.

YMCA benefit auction
The Balboa YMCA's special
benefit auction to support the work
of the YMCA worldwide, including
the new Panama YMCA, will be
held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 30,
in the Balboa Y's auditorium.
Professional auctioneer "Colonel"
Hank Thompson will auction off a
wide variety of items including
vacations, furniture, art, crafts and
airline tickets. Articles may be
inspected at 9 a.m. on the day of the
auction and a list of all items can be
seen at the Y on or after May 27.
Anyone having articles to con-
tribute should call Glen Bryson at
52-2839. Tickets for the auction are
available at the Y's desk or at the
Balboa Union Church. Plan to join
the fun!

EMT drill
The Isthmian Association of
Emergency Medical Technicians
(EMT's) will hold a special drill at 10
a.m., May 23, at the smoke house at
the Rodman Fire School. Removing
injured persons from vehicles will
also be covered at this session.
All members are urged to attend
since participation counts toward
recertification. A briefing on the use
of special equipment will precede the
drill and a regular business meeting
will follow.
For more information, call Vivian
Smith at 84-4675 or 52-7574 during
the day, or at 52-4207 evenings.

S Pen Women
art show
The National League of American
Pen Women state art show will
begin at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May
23, at the Fort Amador Officers'
Club. This special art show is limited
to members only, and entries should
be brought between 9:30 and II a.m.
the day of the show.

Spanish classes
Registration is now open at the
Balboa YMCA for beginner and
intermediate Spanish classes. Even-
ing classes will meet on Mondays
and Wednesdays, beginning on
Monday, June 1. Daytime sessions
will meet'Tuesday and Thursday
mornings, beginning Tuesday, June
2. Both courses run for three months
and both stress conversation. Day-
time classes also feature household
and social Spanish. For more
information, call the Y at 52-2839 or

Trap shoot
The Rodman Gun Club will hold
a trap shoot at 10 a.m. on Sunday,
May 31, at the Balboa Range at
Farfan. This will be a 16-yard shoot
with 100 targets. Trophies will be
awarded for classes A, B and C.
There is a $6 trophy fee. Food will be
catered and refreshments will be
available, so come out and enjoy the

The softball season for
the Office of Personnel
Administration ended
with an unprecedented
game in which the men
and women on its team . =
decided to play against
each other. The game
was hard-fought by
both groups and was
truly a spectator's
delight. The women
defeated the men by a
score of 7 to 6 in 21/2
innings of play. --
congratulations go to
the winners and . #
condolences to the
losers, together with the
thought that there will
be other seasons and
plenty of time to work
on their game. Team
members are, from left:
Kari Mcllvaine, Antonio
Scottino, Sofia Chu,
Frank Botello, Mary
Vidaurri, Rubdn Ponce,
Maria Gonzdlez, Mario
Candanedo, Clotilde
Brown, Robert Russell.
ABC Preschool
The ABC Preschool still has a few
openings for the 1981-82 school
year. Children between the ages of 3
and 4 are eligible to attend. Parents
may register children from 9 to 11
a.m. on weekdays at the school
located in the basement of St.
Mary's Church. Registration is also
open for the June summer school.
For more information, call 52-4755
between 9 and 11 a.m. or 52-4320
after 1 p.m.

Collector's Club
Stamp auction
The Isthmian Collectors Club
(ICC) will hold its regular monthly
stamp auction at 7 p.m. on Tuesday,
May 26, at the Panama Canal
Training Center. The auction will
feature over 100 separate items
including Canal Zone material.
Anyone interested in joining or
starting a collection is invited. For
more information, call Bob Karrer
at 82-3222 after 5 p.m.

Women's Club
The Christian Women's Club will
host a salad luncheon at 11:30 a.m.
on May 28 at the Fort Amador
Officers' Club. The guest speaker
will be Jeanie Watts, and mola
expert Ann Wenzel will give a
special presentation. Hymns will be
presented by Linda Spalding. To
make reservations, call Sherril lar-
rill at 52-7400 or Ruth Denton at 22-

"Swimmers, take your mark!" shouts the starter, Emilio Singh

and once he pulls the starting-gun trigger, the race
is on. Katie Ammons creates her own wave as she
pulls through the water in the backstroke event
during the Swim Meet for Novices, from 6 to 14
years old, held recently at the Los Rios Pool.
Timers Irene Fennell, below left, John Stromberg
and Faye Thompson keep a close watch on the
.r proceedings. When its all over, tired but happy
~ contestants gather for a photograph while Katie
Sears' expression of proud delight tells clearly how
she feels about the outcome of the day's events.

Photos by
. . Kevin Jenkins



May 22, 1981


The Tivoli Guest House, circa 1912.

Ten years later

Employees commemorate Tivoli's closing

By Fannie P. Hernandez
In nostalgic remembrance of the
Tivoli Guest House, some 20 former
employees of the hostelry gathered
on Sunday, May 3, for a service and
breakfast at St. Paul's Church in
Panama City to commemorate the
10th anniversary of its closing.
Officially, the historic landmark
closed its doors quietly and without
fanfare at 5 p.m. on April 15, 1971,
but for most of the 95 employees
closing day was not until May 1. The
phasing out of services had begun on
April 1, when the private dining
rooms, the Railroad, Chart and
Roosevelt rooms, closed, and cater-
ing activities ended. All guests had
checked out, and the Two Oceans
Bar and Grill and the coffee shop
had served their last customers.
All of the 95 regular employees,
some of whom had worked for the
Tivoli 30 to 40 years, either
transferred to employment else-
where in the Canal organization or
Those not immediately trans-
ferred to other jobs stayed on for a
time to clean up, to sort silver, china
and other furnishings for disposal,
and to ready the building for
demolition. Equipment ard fur-
nishings that could not be used by
other units were sold to the public by
sealed bids or at auction.
Many former Tivoli employees
share a certain sentimentality for the
venerable three-story frame hotel
and a special camaraderie with their
former co-workers.
The Sunday service reunion was
the idea of Doris Thomas, a
seamstress who worked with the

housekeeper for many years and is
now retired. She said that when
former employees chance to meet,
the Tivoli days and "good times
when we all worked together as a
family" are remembered. She re-
called that although New Year's
parties, the Marine balls and the
Sunday night buffets were hard
work, they left a wealth of happy
memories. "I thought it a good idea
to worship as a body and thank God
that we're still around to cherish
those happy memories," she rea-
At the time it was demolished, the
Tivoli Guest House was the oldest
public building in operation in the
Canal Zone. Its 65 years of existence
spanned the period from Canal
construction days to the space age,
and it was a significant part of many
of the important events of that time.
The Tivoli began operations in the
limelight in November of 1906 when
President Teddy Roosevelt came to
inspect the progress being made on
the digging of the Canal and became
the hotel's first guest even before
construction was actually finished.
One wing of the new building was
rushed to completion in time for his
After the president and his party
had departed, preparations con-
tinued for opening the hotel to the
public, but there was never a formal
opening. A group of Congressmen
came down in December to get a
first-hand look at the Canal and
attended the New Year's Eve party,
the Tivoli's first public activity.
More than 500 persons attended the
gala function, the forerunner of

hundreds of dances and parties to
take place at the Tivoli during the
following 65 years.
The Tivoli's guests included pres-
idents, scientists, world reknowned
artists, treasure hunters, soldiers of
fortune and exiled presidents from
Central and South America, the
Prince of Wales, Charles Lindbergh
as a boy of II years, and the Russian
ballerina Anna Pavlova were among
the distinguished guests of the
Tivoli. In addition to movie stars,
congressmen, generals and admirals
and many other officials, there were
thousands of tourists and visitors.
Former Tivoli employees may not
recall John Barrymore, who came in
the 1930s, but they do remember the
frequent visits of John Wayne, and
they will never forget the to-do when
baseball greats such as Joe Di-
Maggio, Jackie Robinson, Dale
Lynch, Leo "The Lip" Durocher,
Phil Rizzuto and Charlie Keller
came to the Tivoli, or the thrill of
seeing the astronauts.
They also recall the hustle and
bustle of the Saturday night dinner-
dances when Lucho Azc.rraga's
music filled the air, and the Passover
parties, Jewish New Year's celebra-
tions, wedding receptions, and fab-
ulous Thanksgiving Day dinners,
that took place at the hotel.
Roy Thomas, who worked in the
Tivoli's Two Oceans Bar and Grill
and is now the Commission Ad-
ministrator's messenger, recalls that
from time to time Friday night
regulars would come in without the
required coat and tie, whereupon he
would have to produce one from a
closet where about a dozen coats in

Photo by Carlos A. Brown
Alfred Cox, left, Ivy Belgrave, Doris Thomas and Nephi Harding
are among former employees of the old Tivoli Guest House who
gathered recently at St. Paul's Church to worship in com-
memoration of the 10th anniversary of the Tivoli's closing.
- - I r 1! I W I ' TvII

Decorative wicker furniture, here gracing a private sitting room,
was also found on the porch and in the other public living areas of
the Tivoli.

various sizes left by former cus-
tomers hung ready to preserve the
propriety of the Tivoli.
Thomas remembers how hard the
Tivoli staff worked to prepare for
the visit of the Duke of Edinburgh at
the Breakers Club in Coco Solo in
the early 1960s, and the Duke stayed
only 15 minutes!
Another interesting experience
for the waiters was working aboard
the Savannah for one day when the
nuclear vessel visited the Canal in
Thomas says that he has pleasant
memories of his Tivoli days, despite
the hard work and long hours.

Although the hotel tried to keep
up with the times, old age caught up
with it until finally its deteriorated
condition and the high costs of
maintenance and operation neces-
sitated its closing.
Coming into being contemporan-
eously with the greatest engineering
feat of its day, the Tivoli housed, fed,
and served as a place of respite for
the hard-working men and women
of the Canal construction days.
Throughout its colorful existence, it
played a unique part in the history of
the Panama Canal, and today, 10
years after its demise, it is still
remembered with affection.

Sexual harassment topic of Women's Week workshop

Sexual harassment was just one ofJ
the topics covered in a number of
workshops held during the recent
Federal Women's Week program at
Fort Clayton. The workshops cov-
ered areas of interest selected
specificallyfor the working woman
and served to inform women on
subjects ranging from advice on how
to fill out a Form 171 to how to
make the most of life by learning to
control one's own personal life
While these programs were de-
signed for women, they will also be
of interest to men who wish to better
understand some of the problems
and concerns of working women.
Future SPILLWAY articles will
cover other selected aspects of this
very informative Federal Women's
Week program.
. * * *
Surveys have shown that al-
though many women believe that
sexual harassment on the job is a
serious problem, few ever make an
official complaint because they felt
that such a complaint would put

their jobs in jeopardy, cause em-
barrassment and would more than
likely be futile.
Sexual harassment has been de-
fined as unwanted deliberate or
repeated verbal comments, gestures
or physical contact of a sexual
nature. According to the Equal
Employment Opportunity Commis-
sion (EEOC) guidelines, when such
behavior affects a person's em-
ployment status, unreasonably in-
terferes with job performance or
creates an "intimidating, hostile or
offensive working environment," it
is a violation to Title VII of the U.S.
Civil Rights Act, and the harassed
person may take legal action against
her or his employer.
Sexual harassment can take a
variety of forms ranging from subtle
remarks or touching, to physical
assault and overt sexual demands.
And while sexual harassment may
be committed by a woman against a
man, the overwhelming majority of
cases involve a woman receiving
unwanted sexual attention from a
male co-worker or supervisor.

While from 50 to 100% of women
surveyed in the private sector have
reported being sexually harassed, a
survey taken by the U.S. Merit
System Protection Board among
federal employees shows 42% of the
women and'15% of the men
reporting sexual harassment.
Workshop instructors Carole
Stroud and Eunice Mason pointed
out that women have often had to
choose between their economic well-
being and their sexual integrity.
What women should know, the
workshop emphasized, is that sexual
harassment on the job is against the
Carole Stroud stressed that the
definition of sexual harassment
includes the word "unwanted." She
advised persons subjected to sexual
harassment to make their feelings
known immediately and clearly to
the other person, preferably when
co-workers are present. If the
harassment continues, the person
should make a formal complaint to
the supervisor and to the personnel
department. The next step is to

contact the company's Equal Em-
ployment Opportunity office or the
Not protesting against sexual
harassment can imply that the
action was wanted or even en-
couraged, and this jeopardizes a
person's chances of winning a case in
the federal courts. Recent guidelines
have established that a claimant
does not have to prove that sexual
harassment affected job perform-
ance or status, only that it did occur.
During the workshop, films were
shown that demonstrated that men
and women often perceive sexually
harassing behavior in completely
different ways and that they suffer
from a lack of communication.
What a male worker may view as
"just kidding around" may be
regarded by a female employee as
offensive and affect her job per-
The phrase "sexual harassment"
was first coined by Lin Farley, a
journalist and well-known authority
on the subject as well as the author
of the book "Sexual Shakedown:

The Sexual Harassment of Women
on the Job." She feels that the
problem is one of socialization, that
men have been raised believing that
such behavior is expected of them
and that it proves their masculinity.
One film revealed that men are often
not aware that they are guilty of
sexual harassment.
If a woman explains to a man that
his actions are offensive and un-
welcome, the problem can end there.
However, during the group dis-
cussion at the workshop, it was
brought out that some men who
claim that they disapprove of and
never engage in sexual harassment,
stand by while their fellow male
employees practice it. The films
emphasized that it is everyone's
responsibility to educate others
about sexual harassment.
The workshop ended by pointing
out that it is a good management
decision to stop any type of sexual
harassment on the job. The benefits
to be gained are better productivity,
efficiency and higher morale, as well
as the avoidance of legal penalties.

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May 22, 1981

Oil paintings of early Canal era undergoing restoration

Fourteen oil paintings of the
Panama Canal and other local
scenes executed on location in 1913
and 1914 by the New York artist
Elmer Joseph Read are in Cooper-
stown, New York, for restoration.
In 1972, the Panama Canal
Company obtained a large number
of Read's watercolor and oil paint-
ings of Panama from a nephew of
the artist. After initial display at the
Library-Museum, they were sent to
the Governor's House and Office.
Today, a selection of watercolors of
Panama Canal construction scenes
are on loan from the Library-
Museum to the Administrator and
Deputy Administrator for use in
their offices.
Many of the oils are in need of
restoration. In conjunction with the
New York State's Conservation of
Historic and Artistic Works and
with the coordination of New York
State University College at Oneonta
and the New York Historical
Association, the paintings are sched-
uled for restoration. The Library-
Museum's "Half Way House" by
Browere (1857) and "Panama" by Le
Blanc (1871) were similarly restored.
They now hang in places of honor
just outside the entrance to the
Library-Museum on the second
floor of the former Civil Affairs
Read's Panama paintings are
known to many from reproductions
of 14 of his watercolors in Willis J.
Abbot's book "Panama and the
Canal in Picture and Prose" (1913).
The Abbot book is prized for its
numerous black and white photo-
graphs taken during the construction
of the Panama Canal, with the Read
watercolors being the only colored
illustrations in the book. Also,

Soccer program starts on rig
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The 1981 Youth Soccer Program got
off to a running start on April 25
when over 60 youths and 35 adults
participated in a soccer clinic held at
Balboa Stadium and instructed by
professors from the University of
Panama Physical Education School.
Play commenced on May 9 and
resulted in the following team

(7-9 yeai

Strikers ...........
Monsters ...........
Losers .............
Ancon .............

(10-12 ye

Firebirds ...........
Dirty Dogs ..........
Diablo' los Rios ....
G(amboa ............
Ancon .............
Balboa "2"..........
Broncos ............

Kindergarten preregistration now in I

Preregistration for all sponsored
kindergarten students for the 1981-
82 school year is now being
conducted by the Department of
Defense Dependents Schools. Pa-
rents having a child of kindergarten
age, one who will be five years old on
or before December 31, 1981, should
request blank registration cards

from the school nea
School principals
structions as to the
pletion of the registra
for obtaining valida
A birth certificate
sented at the time of

Panama Canal Spillwi

Administrator, Panama Canal Commission
Deputy Administrator
Chief of Public Information Editor
The SPILLWAY is an official Panama Canal publication. Articles may be r
further permission by crediting the PANAMA CANAL SPILLWAY as the sou
should arrive in the Press Offi:e by noon, Thursday, the week prior to p
urgent, official material will be accepted after the deadline. Yearly subscripti
$6; regular mail students $4; airmail $19. Send check or money order payab
Canal Commission, to the Panama Canal Information Office, APO M

before the supply was
former Canal Com
sold reproductions
watercolors, the array
their printing in New
taken care of by the G
in 1974.
On January 7, Ja
graduate student fro
State University Co
onta, arrived in Pana
the 14 paintings for
Cooperstown. He w
Library-Museum for
fully crating the pa
were sent by air freigh
in early February.
Some of the paint
more deteriorated sta
To the untrained e
problems are flaking a
paint and the presence
film coating some p
Although it is not kn
long the restoration v
the experts report
working out a system


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urce. News items
publication . Only
ons: regular mail
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.Take note

* The next meeting of the
Commissary Advisory Council
will be held at 9:30 a.m. on
Wednesday, May 27, at the Fort
Davis NCO Club. All members
and unit representatives are
urged to attend.

Ssmpment t April showers bring
workedd at the showers
two days care- Spilling operations
intings which Due to record-setting April rains
it to New York and continuing heavy rains over the
Canal watershed area this month,
tings are in a the Commission has engaged in
te than others, early flood operations. Madden and
ye, the main Gatun lakes are extremely high for
nd cracking of this time of year and have already
:e of a whitish been spilled repeatedly.
3aint surfaces. Before any spilling operation is
hown just how initiated, the Meteorological and
work will take, Hydrographic Branch notifies other
that "we are Commission divisions and other
:m of preser- groups that might be affected, such
as the Dredging Division, certain
ht foot private contractors, Panama's Mi-
nistry of Public Works (MOP) and
N I the U.S. Southern Command. A
rs) siren is also sounded at the dams to
Won Loss Played warn people in the area that spilling
1 0 I will commence.
I 0 I Other individuals and groups,
1 0 1
0 1 I particularly boaters on the lakes,
0 1 I should be advised that spilling
0 1 1 operations can now occur anytime,
day or night.
ars) Holiday hours set for
,,,,,. exchange facilities
I 0 The following exchange facilities
1 0 Iwill observe special hours of opera-
I 0 tion on Memorial Day, May 25.
0 1 The Albrook, Fort Clayton, Fort
0 I Davis, Fort Gulick and Howard
0 I I shoppettes will be openfrom 10a.m.
0 I I to 5 p.m. and the cafeterias and

progress snack bars will be open from 9:30
a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
rest their res- The Curundu service station will
operate from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the
will give in- Fort Amador and Howard stations
proper com- from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the
tion cards and service station at Fort Gulick from
tion for each 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All theaters and concessions
must be pre- except for the House of Bamboo and
registration. Leather World, will observe their
regular schedules. The House of
ay Bamboo, Leather World and all
activities not listed above will be
closed on May 25.

exhausted, the
missary store
of four of the
angements for
Orleans being
;raphic Branch

ly Krueger, a
im New York
llege at One-
ma to prepare

vation for the paintings which we
believe will be optimum for what-
ever conditions they might en-
counter." When these historically
significant paintings have been,
returned to their original beauty,
they will be sent back to Panama
where they will once again grace the
walls of one of the Canal Area's
most historic houses, the home of
the Canal Administrator.


Position Vacancy List

Accounting Technician (Typing),
LN-41 ........................ $7,196.80
Carpentry Worker, LM-7 ..............$3.56
Cement Finisher, LM-8 .............. $3.81
Clerk-Typist, LN-31 ............. $6,718.40
Clerk-Typist, LN-41 ............. $7,196.80
Clerk-Typist, LN-41 .............. $7,196.80
Electrical Equipment Worker, LM-7..... $3.56
Firefighter, LN-4/5
(Driver's license required) $7,196.20/$7,779.20
Guard, LN-4
(Driver's license required) ........ $7,196.80
Marine Woodworking and Drydocking
General Foreman, LS-15.............$13.95
Telephone Mechanic, LM- I ........... $4.48
Welder, LM-10 (Intermittent) ........... $5.15
Clerk-Typist, LN-41
(NTE 3 months) .............. $7,196.80

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 tthe applicable wage
bases of eligible U.S. citizens. A recruitment/retention incentive will be added to the
applicable base salaries of employees recruited from outside the Republic of Panama.
I Requires completion of a self-certification form attesting ability to type at'a speed of at
least forty words per minute (40 wpm).

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Photo by T. G. Kaye Richey

Seeing is believing for members of Mitch Swanson's fourth grade
class from Diablo Elementary School and for four accompanying
parents as they head out into the Canal channel aboard the tug
"San Pablo"for some first-hand observation of shipping and of the
type of work that tugs do. The field trip was the culmination of the
class' study of world shipping and trade. The tug's crew gave the
students a thorough tour of the "San Pablo" before getting
underway. The outing ended with lunch at the picnic area near the
Miraflores Observatory.

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Included in the 14 E. J. Read oil paintings being restored in
Cooperstown is this tranquil Panama beach scene.

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Esfuerzo excepcional logra reducir el cumulo de barcos

La fuerza laboral de la.Comisi6n
del Canal de Panama ha logrado
reducir a 64 el nimero de barcos en
espera para transitar la via acuatica
hasta el lunes, anunciaron funcio-
narios de la Comisi6n.
A pesar del continuado incre-
mento en el namero de las Ilegadas
de naves, los empleados del Canal
han mantenido durante varias se-
manas un promedio extraordinario
- - de 41.1 transitos diaries de buques
de alto calado.
El elevado promedio de llegadas
de naves y los trabajos esenciales de
mantenimiento en las Esclusas de
Miraflores, combinados con las
labores de dragado en las aproxi-
maciones de las esclusas, produjeron
un incremento en el n6mero de
naves en espera de transito que lleg6
a 116 a mediados de abril. El nimero
ha sido reducido a casi la mitad
gracias al esfuerzo conjunto de
muchos components de la fuerza
laboral del Canal, incluyendo a los
practices, al personal de Control del
Trafico Maritimo, al personal de
Smantenimiento y operaci6n de las
esclusas, al personal de dragado, a
las tripulaciones de remolcadores y
' lanchas y al personal de arqueo y

Pasabarcos de la Comisi6n,
miembros indispensables del
equipo de operaciones de tr6n-
sito que ayud6 a reducir el
S nmero de barcos que espera-
ban turn para transitar el
Canal, descienden de un barco
japonds que acaba de salir de
las Esclusas de Gatin para
abordar una lancha que los
Foto por T. G. Kaye Richey

El Administrador se reune con el RAC

Representantes de los Comites
Asesores de Residentes de los
sectors AtlAntico y Pacifico y de
Gamboa celebraron una reuni6n
ejecutiva la semana pasada con el
Administrador de la Comisi6n D. P.
El Administrador McAuliffe pre-
sent6 un informed del presupuesto y
la situaci6n fiscal de la Comisi6n.
Tambien se refiri6 al n6mero de
barcos en espera de turno para
transitar y elogi6 los esfuerzos de los
empleados del Canal por reducir el
nfimero, sefialando que el promedio
de transitos se mantiene en 41 naves
por dia.
El Jefe de la Divisi6n de Policia
William F. Kessler y el Inspector de
Policia R. F. Brayton hicieron una
exposici6n sobre la incidencia de
delitos en las areas de vivienda y de
operaci6n del Canal. Empleando un
indice de criminalidad, Brayton
demostr6 que la incidencia de
delitos es mayor generalmente en las
areas de la Comisi6n contiguas a las
areas urbanas de Panama.
Se observ6 tambi6n que delitos
tales como los robos son mas
frecuentes durante los meses de
noviembre, diciembre y enero, su-
giri6ndose que las personas den mis
importancia a la seguridad de sus
propiedades y residencias. Se subra-
y6 la importancia de informar a las
autoridades sobre personas y acti-
vidades sospechosas tales como
taxis y vehiculos dando vueltas en
las Areas residenciales.
Kessler y Brayton elogiaron el
patrullaje conjunto, sefialando que
la Policia de la Comisi6n y la
Guardia Nacional estan trabajando
en forma bien unida.
Refiri6ndose a las estadisticas
sobre abuso en el consume de
drogas, Brayton dijo que aunque
pareciera que se estA produciendo

un aumento en el consume de
drogas entire los adults j6venes,
pareciera que esta disminuyendo
considerablemente en las escuelas.
Los residents de Gat6n temen
que el ancladero de Gatin siga
constituyendo un peligro para resi-
dentes y trabajadores en las areas
pr6ximas, a pesar de la reciente
expansion. El representante de
Gatln sugiri6 que se habilite un
ancladero separado para las naves
que transporten carga peligrosa.
El representante de Coco Solo
insisti6 en el continue peligro que
ofrecen las carreteras Transistmica y
Randolph en los sectors en donde
se ejecutan trabajos de construcci6n.
Tambi6n se quej6 del problema para
hacer Ilamadas a larga distancia
desde el sector Atlantico, indicando
que las lines estan constantemente
ocupadas. Dijo que el INTEL esta
aceptando las tarjetas de Bell
Telephone y de la ATT para
acreditar llamadas internacionales.
Se discuti6 el tema de la impor-
taci6n de vehiculos. El Adminis-
trador dijo que Panama y los
Estados Unidos estin estudiando un
acuerdo para definir la frecuencia y
cantidad de vehiculos que se podran
importar. No obstante, hasta que se
suscriba un acuerdo al respect,
Panama estara permitiendo la im-
portaci6n de un vehiculo libre de
impuestos por afio.
Con relaci6n al retire del Cristd-
hal, el Administrador dijo que
aunque la fecha fijada es el 10 de
octubre, podria ser en fecha poste-
rior durante este afio. Observ6 que
la fecha del fltimo viaje no ha sido
fijada ain. Dijo que la Comisi6n no
tendra un barco dedicado a prestar
servicio al Area del Canal, pero esta
haciendo gestiones en conjunto con
la Brigada 193 de Infanteria para
obtener servicio regular. Afiadi6 que

habra una ceremonia formal para
celebrar el retire del Cristdbal.
Residents del sector Atlintico
expresaron su preocupaci6n por la
reducci6n de donaciones de sangre
en el Hospital Coco Solo y por el
complete deterioro de las instala-
ciones MEDDAC de salud.
El representante de Margarita
dijo que el anunciado aumento en
las tarifas de electricidad para
organizaciones no lucrativas a partir
del 1� de octubre hacausadotristeza
entire los residents que creen que
muchas entidades comunitarias se
veran forzadas a cerrar a causa de
los mayors costs de operaci6n.
Dijo que ello tendrA un efecto
negative en el Animo de los
empleados, particularmente los del
sector Atlantico en donde hay tan
pocas alternatives.
Tambi6n se trajo a colacion el
manejo de los casos de incapacidad
por MEDDAC y el ajuste por costo
de vida para los empleados de las
antiguas comunidades latinoame-
ricanas. El Administrador dijo que
este iltimo tema sera discutido
durante la pr6xima reunion de la
Junta Directiva.
Un representante del sector Paci-
fico observ6 que hay mas de 3,000
vehiculos que necesitan diesel en el
Area del Canal y pregunt6 si el
sistema de abastos del Ej6rcito
(AAFES) tiene planes de sumi-
nistrar el diesel. El representante del
Comando Sur indic6 que investi-
garia al respect.
Tambi6n se debati6 sobre las
necesidades de asesoria para jubila-
ci6n, las inquietudes de los resi-
dentes de Gamboa de contar con un
program recreativo de verano, la
falta de iluminaci6n adecuada en la
Oficina de Correos de Albrook y los
inadecuados trabajos de reparaci6n
al puente de Gamboa.

Nuevos medios auxiliares reduce

barreras de empleo de impedidos

Mds de 66 Anos al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de Panama"

Vol. XIX, N3 37 Viernes 22 de Mayo de 1981

En la ejecuci6n del plan de acci6n
afirmativa de la Comisi6n para
eliminar las barreras arquitect6nicas
a los impedidos, se han concluido, o
estAn en vias de ser concluidos,
cambios estructurales en various
edificios de la Comisi6n, a fin de
permitir facil acceso y mejores
condiciones de trabajo a los impe-

En tal sentido, la Divisi6n de
Operaciones de Personal estA tra-
tando de eliminar las dificultades
que encuentran las personas en sillas
de ruedas al llegar a edificios de la
Comisi6n o intentar usar los ser-
vicios sanitarios.
La Division de Operaciones de
Personal orden6 la construcci6n de
una rampa para sillas de rueda y
equipo especial a la entrada del
Edificio 366, para facilitar el acceso

Celebraran el Dia de los Difuntos

El Dia de los Difuntos fue
declarado por primera vez en los
Estados Unidos en 1868 para rendir
homenaje a los caidos durante la
Guerra Civil. Hoy dia, la fecha se
dedica a honrar a todos los
miembros de las fuerzas armadas de
los Estados Unidos que han muerto
en combat.
El Dia de los Difuntos sera
celebrado el lunes 25 de mayo. Las
actividades comenzaran aqui a las
7:45 a.m. cuando las Muchachas
Guias coloquen una ofrenda floral
ante la Placa Conmemorativa en
Balboa Heights. J6venes explora-
dores arreglaran las tumbas de los
veterans de guerra en el Cemen-
terio de Corozal a partir de las 8 a.m.
A las 8:15 a.m. las Muchachas
Guias depositaran ofrendas florales
en el columbario de la Capilla de
Todas las Almas en la Catedral de
San Lucas; miembros de la Legi6n
Americana haran lo propio ante el
Monumento Conmemorativo de la
Legi6n Americana cerca del Edificio
de Administraci6n; organismos
auxiliares de la Legi6n y Veteranos
de Guerras Extranjeras repetirin el
acto ante la Placa Conmemorativa
de Gorgas, y grupos de veterans
haran un acto similar en la Placa
Conmemorativa en las Esclusas de
Pedro Miguel.
El piblico en general esta invitado
a asistir a la ceremonia en el

Cementerio de Corozal, la cual
comenzard alas 9 a.m. La Banda 79
del Ej6rcito amenizara interpre-
tando mlsica especial par4 la
ocasi6n. El Mayor General William
E. Masterson, Segundo Coman-
dante en Jefe del Comando Sur y
Comandante de la Divisi6n del Sur
de la Fuerza A6rea de los Estados
Unidos, sera el orador invitado. Las
oraciones seran dirigidas por repre-
sentantes de distintas religiones.
La ceremonia concluirl con los 21
cafionazos que seran disparados por
el equipo ceremonial de las Barracas
de la Marina de los Estados Unidos,
y los colors seran levados por una
guardia conjunta de la Legi6n
Americana y los Veteranos de
Guerras Extranjeras.
En caso de Iluvia, la ceremonia se
efectuara en la Capilla de Corozal a
partir de las 9:15 a.m.
Los servicios en el mar se iniciaran
a la 1:30 p.m., partiendo los
participants de la rampa de botes
de Rodman. Incluirin oraciones y la
colocaci6n de ofrendas florales en el
El comit6 organizador de los actos
del Dia de los Difuntos es encabe-
zado por Morris Harmon, segundo
subcomandante del Puesto NP 1 de
la Legi6n Americana, y Clarence B.
Brown, jefe de departamento de los
Veteranos de Guerras Extranjeras.

Una guardia de honor y la colocaci6n de ofrendas florales en el
Cementerio de Corozal son part de las ceremonies anuales del
Dia de los Difuntos, que se llevan a cabo en el drea canalera, para
honrar a todos los miembros de las fuerzas armadas de los
Estados Unidos que han muerto en combat.

de impedidos fisicos. Ademis, se
esta construyendo en el mismo
edificio un servicio sanitario espe-
cialmente disefiado para impedidos,
el cual incluye pasamanos, lava-
manos y otros accesorios especiales.
Las obras adicionales deberAn estar
concluidas aproximadamente en un
Tambi6n se han construido ram-
pas para sillas de ruedas en el
Edificio 363, en donde se hall
ubicada la Oficina Central de
ExAmenes de Anc6n, yen el Edificio
0600, en donde esti el Centro de
Adiestramiento de Balboa Heights.
En el Centro de Adiestramiento
tambi6n se estan instalando equipos
especiales para facilitar el acceso de
los impedidos. Y en el Edificio 729,
antiguo edificio de articulos para el
hogar en Balboa se han disefiado
una fuente de agua y sanitarios para
ser usados por los impedidos.
Todas estas mejoras y las que se
ejecuten en el future son consis-
tentes con la proclama del Presi-
dente Reagan, y la de las Naciones
Unidas. declarando a 1981 el Afio
International del Impedido, a fin de
incrementar la participaci6n de las
personas impedidas en el desarrollo
de todas las naciones.



Mayo 22, 1981

Ganadores de certamen
Los ganadores de la exposici6n-
certamen de arte celebrado recien-
temente en el antiguo Edificio de
Asuntos Civiles bajo los auspicios
del Capitulo del Canal de Panama
de la Liga Nacional de Mujeres
Literatas de Am6rica, Inc. son los
Categoria de arte: Koni Kilgore,
primer premio; John Morton, se-
gundo premio; y Anita Duncan,
tercero. Categoria de artesanias:
Rose Beasly, primer y tercer pre-
mios, y Charlene Martin, segundo
premio. Categoria de fotos: Anita
Seifert, primer premio; Ed Dougan,
segundo; y Roy Gelbhaus, tercero.
Se otorgaron menciones honori-
ficas en la categoria de arte para
Edna O'Marr, Jos6 Rivas y Gayle
Graff. Ed Dougan, Hector Man-
fredo y Gregory Adams recibieron
menciones honorificas en la cate-
goria de fotos.

Concierto de bandas
La Banda 79 del Ej6rcito y la
Banda de la Escuela Secundaria de
Crist6bal presentaran un concerto
el martes 2 dejunio alas 7p.m., en el
Auditorio de la Escuela Secundaria
de Crist6bal. El concerto incluira a
seis grupos y musica popular,
clasica, jazz y rock. El concerto es
gratis, pero debido a que el numero
de asientos es limitado se reco-
mienda hacer sus reservaciones
temprano llamando a Doug McLain
al tel6fono 46-6405 o a Al French al

Subasta ben6fica del
El YMCA de Balboa celebrara
una subasta ben6fica el sabado 30 de
mayo a partir de las 10 a.m., en el
auditorio de su sede en Balboa a fin
de ayudar a las actividades del
YMCA a nivel mundial, incluyendo
el nuevo de Panama. El subastador
professional "Coronel" Hank
Thompson anunciara una variedad
de articulos incluyendo vacaciones,
mobiliario, obras de arte, artesanias
y boletos de avi6n. Los articulos
pueden ser inspeccionados el dia de
la subasta a partir de las 9 a.m. El
YMCA exhibira una lista de los
articulos a partir del 27 de mayo.
Cualquier persona interesada en
contribuir con articulos debera
llamar a Glen Bryson al 52-2839.
Los boletos para la subasta se
pueden obtener en las oficinas del
YMCA o en la Iglesia Uni6n de
Balboa. Sumese a esta divertida

Adiestramiento de EMT
La Asociaci6n Istmefia de T6c-
nicos M6dicos de Urgencia (EMT)
tendra una sesi6n especial de
adiestramiento el 23 de mayo a las 10
a.m. en la Escuela de los Bomberos
de Rodman. La sesi6n incluira el
rescate de personas heridas de
Se exhorta a los miembros a
asistir, ya que esta sesi6n se tomara
en cuenta para recertificaci6n. Una
charla sobre el uso de equipo
especial precedera la sesi6n de
adiestramiento, y luego la Asocia-
ci6n celebrara una reuni6n regular.
Para mayor informaci6n Ilame a
Vivian Smith al tel6fono 84-4675 o
al 52-7574 durante el dia o al 52-4207
durante la noche.

/ Acto de Literatas
La Liga Nacional de Mujeres
Literatas de Am6rica ofrecera una
exposici6n de arte mafiana sabado
23 de mayo a partir de las 2:30 p.m.
en el Club de Oficiales de Fuerte
Amador. La entrada esta limitada a
los miembros 6nicamente, y los
boletos pueden adquirirse de 9:30 a
11 a.m. el dia de la exposici6n.

Clases de espafiol
El YMCA de Balboa ya tiene
abierta la matricula para los cursos
de espafiol para principiantes y nivel
intermedio. Los cursos de la noche
se dictaran los lunes y miercoles a
partir del Il dejunio. Las sesiones de
dia se dictaran los martes y jueves
por la mafiana, a partir del 2 de
junio. Ambos cursos tienen una
duraci6n de tres meses y ambos dan
pmportancia a la conversaci6n en
espafiol. Los cursos en el dia
tambi6n presentaran espafiol de uso
diario y social. Para mayor in-
formaci6n Ilame al 'Y' al 52-2839 6

Club filatelico
El Club de Coleccionistas Ist-
mefios (ICC) Ilevara a cabo su
subasta mensual de estampillas el
martes 26 de mayo, a las 7 p.m., en el
Centro de Adiestramiento del Canal
de Panama. La subasta presentarA
mas de 100 articulos distintos,
incluyendo material de la Zona del
Canal. Se invita a todas las personas
que tengan interns en ingresar al club
o en comenzar una colecci6n. Para
mayor informaci6n, Ilame a Bob
"Karrer al 82-3222 despu6s de las 5

La temporada de bola
suave de la Oficina de
Administraci6n de
Personal concluy6 con &
un desafio sin
precedent, al decidir
los hombres jugar
contra las mujeres. El
juego fue duramente
disputado, y disfrutado
por los espectadores. -:
Las mujeres derrotaron .
a los hombres por
anotaci6n de 7 a 6 tras
jugar 21/2 episodios. Se
envlan efusivas i
felicitaciones a las
ganadoras, y las
condolencias a los
perdedores con la
esperanza de que haya
otras temporadas y
nuevas oportunidades
para el desquite. Los
integrantes del equipo
son, desde la izquierda:
Kari Mdclvaine, Antonio
Scottino, Sofia Chi,
Frank Botello, Mary
Vidaurri, Ruben Ponce,
Maria Gonzdlez, Mario
Candanedo, Clotilde
Brown y Robert Russell.

Tiro al blanco
El Club de Tiro de Rodman
celebrara un certamen de tiro el
domingo 31 de mayo desde las 10
a.m. en el Poligono Balboa, en
Farfin. Se lanzaran 100 objetivos a
distancia de 16 yards. Se distri-
buiran trofeos a los ganadores de las
categories A, B y C. Se ha fijado una
cuota de $6 para los trofeos. Habra
disponibles refrescos y alimentos.

"Atenci6n, ien sus marcas!",

/*9, j.



Prekinder ABC
El Prekinder ABC ain tiene unos
cupos para el afio escolar 1981-82.
Los nifios entire los 3 y 4 afios de
edad son elegibles para asistir. Los
padres pueden matricular a los nifios
de 9 a 11 a.m., de lunes a viernes, en
la escuela, ubicada en la plant baja
de la Iglesia de Saint Mary's. La
matricula para los cursos de verano
de junio tambi6n esta abierta. Para
mayor informaci6n lame al 52-4755
entire las 9 y 11 a.m. o al 52-4320
despu6s de la 1 p.m.

Club de Damas
El Club de Damas Cristianas or-
ganiza un almuerzo de ensaladas el
29 de mayo a partir de las 11:30 a.m.
en el Club de Oficiales de Fuerte
Amador. La oradora de honor sera
Jeanie Watts, y la expert en molas
Ann Wenzel presentara una exhibi-
ci6n. Linda Spalding interpretara
himnos religiosos. Para hacer re-
servaciones, Ilame a Sherril HIarrill
al 52-7400 o a Ruth Denton al 22-

dice el juez de partida Emilio Singh
y al disparar el gatillo, comienza la carrera. Katie
Ammons crea su propia ola mientras se impulsa en
el agua. en el event estilo espalda durante el
- * Torneo de Nataci6n para Novatos de 6 a 14 aiios
. de edad, efectuado recientemente en la Piscina de
S- -.Los Rios. Los tomadores de tiempo Irene Fennell,
7,, abajo a la izquierda, John Stromberg y Faye
.go Thompson se mantienen alertas sobre los aconte-
" cimientos. Concluido el esfuerzo deportivo, los
* competidores se rednen para una fotograffa,
mientras la orgullosa expresidn de Katie Sears
delta c6mo se siente al concluir los events del
dia. .

Fotos por
Kevin Jenkins





Pioina 2

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Mavo 22. 1981


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La Casa de Hu6spedes Tivoli, alrededor de 1912.

Diez afios mas tarde

Empleados conmemoran cierre del Tivoli

Por Fannie P. Hernhndez

En nostAlgica rememoraci6n de la
Casa de Hu6spedes Tivoli, unos 20
ex empleados del hotel se reunieron
el domingo 3 de mayo para
participar en los servicios religiosos
y desayuno en la Iglesia de San
Pablo en la Ciudad de Panama para
celebrar el 100 aniversario de su
Oficialmente, el hist6rico esta-
blecimiento cerr6 sus puertas si-
lenciosamente y sin fanfarria el 15 de
abril de 1971, alas 5 p.m., pero para
la mayoria de los 95 empleados el dia
de clausura no fue hasta el 1� de
mayo. La eliminaci6n de los ser-
vicios por etapas se inici6 el 10 de
abril, cuando los comedores pri-
vados, el "Railroad" y el "Chart and
Roosevelt", cerraron, y se suspen-
dieron las actividades de venta de
alimentos. Todos los hu6spedes se
habian marchado y el Bar y
Comedor los Dos Oc6anos y la
cafeteria habian servido a sus
(iltimos clients.
Todos los 95 empleados regulars,
algunos de los cuales habian traba-
jado en el Tivoli entire 30 y 40 afios,
fueron trasladados a empleos en
otros lugares en la organizaci6n del
Canal o se acogieron a lajubilaci6n.

Los que no fueron trasladados
inmediatamente a otros trabajos se
quedaron por un period de tiempo
para limpiar, clasificar la plateria,
vajillas y otros muebles para su
disposici6n, y preparar el edificio
para su demolici6n. Los muebles y
equipo que no pudieron ser usados
por otras unidades fueron vendidos
al pfblico mediante licitaci6n o en
Los ex empleados del Tivoli
comparten un especial sentimiento
por el venerable hotel de tres pisos y
una mutua camaraderie.

La reunion y los servicios religio-
sos del domingo fueron una inicia-
tiva de Doris Thomas, una modista
que trabaj6 con la administradora
del hotel durante muchos afios y
,actualmente esta jubilada. Dijo que
cuando los ex empleados se encuen-
tran por casualidad, se ponen a
recorder los dias del Tivoli y los
buenos tiempos cuando trabajaban
juntos como una familiar. Recuerda
que a pesar de que las fiestas de Afio
Nuevo, los bailes de la Infanteria de
Marina y los buffets de los domingos
en la noche exigian much trabajo,
les dejaron muchos recuerdos fe-
lices. "Pens6 que seria buena idea
orar en grupo y dar gracias a Dios de
que ain estamos con vida para
apreciar esos recuerdos felices",

Cuando fue demolida, la Casa de
Huespedes Tivoli era el edificio
p6blico mAs viejo en operaci6n en la
Zona del Canal. Sus 65 afios de
existencia abarcaban desde el pe-
riodo de la construcci6n del Canal
hasta la era espacial, y era parte
significativa de los numerosos even-
tos importantes en ese entonces.
El Tivoli inici6 sus operaciones al
p6blico en noviembre de 1906
cuando el Presidente Teddy Roose-
velt vino a inspeccionar el progress
que se habia hecho en la excavaci6n
del Canal, convirti6ndose en el
primer hu6sped del hotel a6in antes
de que fuera terminado. Se trabaj6
apresuradamente en un ala del
nuevo edificio para que estuviera
acondicionado a tiempo para su
Despues que el president y su
comitiva se marcharon, continuaron
efectuandose los preparativos para
la inauguraci6n del hotel al p6blico,
pero nunca hubo una apertura
formal. Un grupo de Congresistas
vino en diciembre para observer
personalmente el Canal y asisti6 a la

fiesta de Vispera de Afio Nuevo, la
primera actividad ptiblica del Tivoli.
MAs de 500 personas asistieron a la
fiesta de .gala, precursora de los
cientos de bailes y fiestas que
tendrian lugar en el Tivoli durante
los siguientes 65 afios.
Los hu6spedes del Tivoli inclu-
yeron presidents, cientificos, ar-
tistas de fama mundial, buscadores
de tesoros, mercenaries y presi-
dentes exiliados de Centro y Sur
America. El Principe de Gales,
Charles Lindbergh a la edad de II
afios, y la bailarina rusa Anna
Pavlova, figuraron entire los dis-
tinguidos hu6spedes del Tivoli.
Ademas de artists de cine, con-
gresistas, generals y almirantes y
muchos otros oficiales, habia miles
de turistas y visitantes.
Los ex empleados del Tivoli tal
vez no recuerden a John Barrymore,
quien vino en la d6cada de 1930,
pero si recuerdan las frecuentes
visits de John Wayne, y jams
olvidaran los preparativos cuando
los grandes jugadores de b6isbol
tales como Joe DiMaggio, Jackie
Robinson, Dale Lynch, Leo Du-
rocher, Phil Rizzuto y Charlie Keller
Ilegaron al Tivoli o la emoci6n de ver
a los astronauts.
Tambi6n recuerdan el ajetreo de
las cenas bailables de los sAbados en
la noche cuando la mfsica de Lucho
Azcarraga llenaba el aire, y las
fiestas de pascua de los hebreos,
celebraciones del Afio Nuevo He-
breo, recepciones de boda y fabu-
losas comidas del Dia de Acci6n de
Gracias que se Ilevaron a cabo en el
Roy Thomas, quien trabaj6 en el
Bar y Restaurante los Dos Oc6anos
del Tivoli y es actualmente el
mensajero del Administrador de la
Comisi6n, recuerda que de tiempo
en tiempo los clients regulars de
los viernes en la noche llegaban sin el

Foto por Carlos A. Brown
Alfred Cox (izquierda), Ivy Belgrave, Doris Thomas y Nephi
Harding, figuran entire los ex empleados de ta Casa de Hu6spedes
Tivoli que se reunieron recientemente en la Iglesia de San Pablo
para orar y celebrar el X aniversario del cierre del Tivoli.

Muebles decorativos de mimbre, que aqui adornan una sala
particular, se encontraban tambidn en el balc6n y en las otras
dreas libres del Tivoli.

exigido saco y corbata. Entonces
sacaba del guardarropa entire una
docena de sacos dejados por los ex
clients, el que mas satisfaciera el
gusto del habitual parroquiano, a fin
de conservar el decoro del Tivoli.
Thomas recuerda cuan duro
trabajaban los empleados del Tivoli
en los preparativos para la visit del
Duque de Edinburgo en el Club
Breakers en Coco Solo a principios
de la d6cada de 1960, y el Duque solo
se qued6 15 minutes.
Otra experiencia interesante para
los camareros fue trabajar a bordo
del Savannah durante un dia cuando
la nave nuclear visit el Canal en
Thomas dice que 61 tiene agra-
dables recuerdos de sus dias en el

Tivoli, a pesar del trabajo duro y las
largas horas.
Aunque el hotel trat6de mantener
su vigencia en el tiempo, la"vejez"lo
alcanz6 hasta que finalmente su
condici6n deteriorada y los altos
costs de mantenimiento hicieron
necesario su cierre.
Entrando en existencia contem-
poraneamente con la mds grande
hazafia de la ingenieria en sus dias, el
Tivoli aloj6, aliment6 y sirvi6 como
un lugar de descanso a los em-
pleados, hombres y mujeres, de los
dias de la construcci6n del Canal.
Durante toda su excepcional exis-
tencia, desempefi6 un singular papel
en la historic del Canal de PanamA,
y hoy dia, 10 afios despu6s de su
desaparici6n, aun se le recuerda con

La Semana de la Mujer trat6 el tema sexual

La persecucidn sexual fue sdlo
uno de los temas cubiertos durante
los seminarios efectuados durante el
program de la Semana de Mujeres
Federales en Fuerte Clavyon. Los
cursos aharcaron temas de interds
seleccionados especificamente para
la mujer que trabaja .y permitid
informar a las participantes desde
cdmo Ilenar un Formulario 171
hasta como disfrutar al mdximno
aprendiendo a controlar el propio
espacio de vida.
A unique elprogramafue disenado
para la nmjer, los temas tratados son
de interest para los hombres deseosos
de entender los problems e in-
quietudes de la ,itujer que trabaja.
El SPILLWAY cubrird en fuituras
ediciones otros interesantes aspects
dehatidos durante la Semana de
Mujeres Federales.
* * *

Las encuestas demuestrari que si
bien muchas mujeres consideran que
la persecuci6n sexual en el trabajo
constitute un serio problema, pocas

han presentado quejas por temer
que ello pueda poner en peligro sus
empleos, causarle problems o por
considerar que serian poco menos
que in6tiles.
La persecuci6n sexual ha sido
definida como deliberados e in-
sistentes comentarios, gestos o con-
tacto fisico no provocados de
naturaleza sexual. Seg6n las direc-
trices dictadas por la Comisi6n de
Igualdad de Oportunidades de Em-
pleo (EEOC), cuando tal compor-
tamiento afecta la condici6n de
empleo de la persona, interfere
irrazonablemente con el desempefio
en el trabajo o crea un "ambiente de
intimidaci6n, hostile y ofensivo en el
trabajo", se esta violando el Titulo
VII de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de
los Estados Unidos, y la persona
afectada puede proceder a deman-
dar legalmente a su empleador.
Las directrices de la EEOC han
ubicado en el empleador la res-
ponsabilidad de los casos de per-
secuci6n sexual por sus agents y
empleados de supervision o de un
empleado no supervisor contra otro
empleado no supervisor.
La persecuci6n sexual puede
tomar una variedad de modalidades

que van desde la sugestiva forma de
tocar, hasta la agresi6n fisica o las
abiertas solicitudes de favors se-
xuales. Y aunque la persecuci6n
puede cometerla una mujer contra
un.hombre, la abrumadora mayoria
de los casos involucran a una mujer
que es objeto de atenci6n sexual no
provocada de parte de un com-
pafiero o un supervisor.
Las instructors Eunice Mason y
Carole Stroud subrayaron que mas
del 50 por ciento de las mujeres
entrevistadas informaron haber
abandonado sus trabajos a causa de
persecuci6n sexual. Con frecuencia
las mujeres han tenido que escoger
entire su bienestar econ6mico y su
integridad sexual. Lo que las
mujeres deben saber, puntualiz6 el
curso, es que la persecuci6n sexual
en el trabajo es contra la ley.
Carole Stroud subray6 que la
definici6n de persecuci6n sexual
incluye la palabra "no provocados".
Aconsej6 a las personas sujetas a
persecuci6n sexual que dejen saber
sus sentimientos rapida y clara-
mente a la otra persona, princi-
palmente cuando hay otros com-
pafieros de trabajo presents. Si la
persecuci6n continfa, la persona

debera presentar una queja formal al
supervisor y al departamento de
personal. El pr6ximo paso es
comunicarse con la oficina de
Igualdad de Oportunidades de Em-
pleo de la agencia o con la EEOC.
Negarse a protestar por la perse-
cuci6n sexual puede interpretarse
como que la acci6n era deseada o
aun alentada, y ello pone en peligro
que la persona gane el caso en las
cortes federales. Recientes direc-
trices han establecido que una
persona agraviada no tiene que
probar que la persecuci6n sexual ha
afectado su desempefio en el trabajo
o su status, sencillamente que ha
Durante el curso se presentaron
peliculas que demostraban que
hombres y mujeres perciben la
persecuci6n sexual en forms com-
pletamente distintas y que adolecen
de falta de comunicaci6n. Lo que un
empleado puede ver como "solo una
broma" puede ser considerado por
una empleada como ofensivo y
afectar su desempeflo.
La frase "persecuci6n sexual" fue
acufiada por primera vez por Lin
Farley, periodista y reconocida
autoridad en la material y autora del

libro Sexual Shakedown: The
Sexual Harassment of Women on
the Job. Ella sostiene que el
problema surge de la socializaci6n;
que los hombres han sido criados en
la creencia de que se espera de ellos
tal comportamiento y que ello
prueba su virilidad. Una pelicula
revel6 que los hombres con fre-
cuencia no se dan cuenta de que son
culpables de persecuci6n sexual.
Si una mujer explica a un hombre
que sus acciones son ofensivas y
desagradables, el problema podria
terminal alli. No obstante, durante
la discusi6n de grupo surgi6 que
algunos hombres que alegan de-
saprobar y no practicar jams la
persecuci6n sexual, son indiferentes
cuando otros compaferos la prac-
tican. Las peliculas subrayaron que
es la responsabilidad de cada uno
educar a otros sobre la persecuci6n
El curso concluy6 puntualizando
que es una buena decision por parte
de administraci6n frenar cualquier
clase de persecuci6n sexual en el
trabajo. Los beneficios que produ-
cira son un incremento en la
productividad, mejoria en el animo
de los trabajadores y la prevenci6n
de sanciones legales.

Pagina 3


Mayo 22, 1981

Oleos antiguos del Canal estdn siendo restaurados

Catorce 6leos del Canal de
Panama y dM otros escenarios
locales, pintados en 1913 y 1914 por
el artist neoyorquino ElmerJoseph
Read estan siendo restaurados en
Cooperstown, Nueva York.
En 1972. la Compafiia del Canal
de Panama obtuvo una gran can-
tidad de 6leos y acuarelas de Read
sobre Panama, de parte de un
sobrino del artist. Despu6s de una
exhibici6n preliminary en la Biblio-
teca-Museo, fueron enviados a la
Residencia y a la Oficina del
Gobernador. Una sclecci6n de las
acuarelas que reproducenescenasde
la construcci6n del Canal de Pana-
ma se hallan hoy prestadas por la
Biblioteca-M useo en las Oficinas del
Administrador y del Subadminis-
Muchos de los 6leos necesitan ser
restaurados. En esfuerzo conjunto
de la entidad de Conservaci6n de
Obras Hist6ricas y Artisticas de
Nueva York, la Universidad del
Estado de Nueva York, en Oneonta,
y la Asociaci6n Hist6rica de Nueva
York, se ha programado la restau-
raci6n de las pinturas. Tambien
fueron rcstauradas las obras de la
Biblioteca-Museo "Half Way.
House", de Browere (1857) y "Pan-
ama", de Le Blanc (1871). Actual-
mente ocupan lugar de honor a la
entrada de la Biblioteca-M useo en el
segundo piso del antiguo Edificio de
Asuntos Civiles.
Las pinturas de Read sobre
Panama son conocidas por muchos
a trav6s de las reproducciones de 14
de sus acuarelas en el libro"Panama
and the Canal in Picture and Prose"
(1913), de Willis J. Abbot. El libro
de Abbot fue premiado por las
numerosas fotografias en blanco y
negro tomadas durante la construc-
ci6n del Canal, y las reproducciones
de las acuarelas de Read, que
constituyen las fnicas ilustraciones
a color del' libro. Antes de que se


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Entre los 14 61eos de E. J. Read que est6n siendo restaurados en
Cooperstown figure esta apacible escena en una playa de

agotara la edici6n. el antiguo
Comisariato del Canal vendi6 re-
producciones de cuatro de las
acuarelas, tocandole al Ramo de
Artes Grificas hacer los arreglos
para la imprcsi6n en Nueva Orleans
en 1974.
El 7 de enero, el estudiante
graduado de la Universidad del
Estado de Nueva York, en Oneonta,
Jay Krueger, lleg6 a Panama para
arreglar las 14 pinturas para su
traslado a Cooperstown. Trabaj6 en
la Biblioteca-Museo durante dos
dias, empacando cuidadosamente
las pinturas que fueron enviadas por
avi6n a Nueva York a principios de
Algunas de las pinturas estan mas
deterioradas que otras. Para el ojo
profano, los problems principles
son el desprendimiento y agrieta-
miento, y la presencia de una
pelicula blanquecina que recubre
parte de la superficie. Aunque no se
sabe a ciencia cierta cuanto demo-

Se inicia program de balompie 1981

El Program Juvenil de F6tbol de
1981 abri6 fuegos el 25 de abril
cuando mas de 60 j6venes y 35
adults participaron en una clinic
de ffitbol ofrecida en el Estadio de
Balboa. La clinic estuvo a cargo de
profesores de la Escuela de Educa-
ci6n Fisica de la Universidad de
Los juegos comenzaron el 9 de
mayo, quedando asi el estado de los

(7-9 alios)

Dragones .........
Strikers ............
Perdedores .........
Anc6n ... .......

(10-12 ailos)

Firebirds ...........
Dirty Dogs .........
Diablo/l.os Rios ....
Cobras .............
Anc6n .............
Balboa "2"..........

Inscripci6n previa del kinder sigue abierta
Las Escuelas de Dependientes del mas cercana a su residencia.
Departamento de Defensa estn Los directors de las escuelas
llevando a cabo la inscripci6n previa proporcionarn instrucciones so-
de todos los estudiantes patroci- bre la form correct de completar
nados que asistiran al kinder du- las tarjetas de inscripci6n y para
rante el ano escolar 1981-82. Los obtener la validaci6n de cada
padres que tengan nifios a nivel de
kinder, o sea, que cumpliran los ar
cinco afios el 31 de diciembre de Para inscribir a los nifios es
1981 o antes, deberAn solicitar las necesario presentar el certificado de
tarjetas de inscripci6n de la escuela nacimiento.

Spillway del Canal de Panama
Administrador de la Comisidn del Canal

Jefa de Informacidn Ptiblica Directora
El SPILLWAY es una publicaci6n official del Canal de Panama. Los artlculos que en ella
aparecen pueden ser reproducidos sin pedir autorizaci6n, mnicamente acreditando al
SPILLWAY DEL CANAL DE PANAMA-Como la fuente. Toda colaboraci6n debe star en la
Oficina de Prensa antes del mediodla deljueves anterior a su publicaci6n. Despu6s de esa fecha
s61o se accptarin noticias oficiales de urgencia. Subscripci6n annual: correo ordinario 56;
correo ordinario, para estudiantes $4; correo a6reo $19. Enviese cheque o giro postal a favor de
The Panama Canal Commission y dirigido a: Oficina de Informaci6n del Canal de Panama,
APO Miami 34011.

rara la restauraci6n, los experts
aseguran que "estamos desarro-
llando un sistemadepreservaci6nde
las pinturas que consideramos sera
6ptimo no importa qu6 condiciones
encuentren". Cuando estas valiosas
pinturas desde el punto de vista
hist6rico logren su belleza original,
seran devueltas a Panama, en donde
volveran a embellecer las paredes de
una de las residencias mas hist6ricas
del area del Canal, la residencia del
Administrador del Canal.

Las Iluvias de abril
precipitan desagues
Debido al record de precipitaci6n
pluvial caida en abril y a las intensas
lluvias en la cuenca del Canal en lo
que va de este mes, la Comisi6n ha
efectuado operaciones tempranas de
desagiie. Los lagos Madden y Gatun
se hallan a un nivel muy elevado
para esta temporada del afio,
procediendose a efectuar various
Antes de iniciarse cualquier ope-
raci6n de desagiie, el Ramo de
Meteorologia e Hidrografia de la
Comisi6n notifica a otras divisions
de la Comisi6n y a otros grupos que
puedan ser afectados, tales como la
Division de Dragado, ciertos con-
tratistas privados, el Ministerio de
Obras Piblicas de Panama y el
Comando Sur de los Estados
Unidos. Se hace sonar una sirena en
las represas, para advertir a las
personas en el area que se va a dar
inicio al desagtie.
Otros grupos e individuos, prin-
cipalmente operarios de embar-
caciones en los lagos, deben estar
advertidos de que las operaciones de
desagiie pueden ocurrir en esta
6poca a cualquier hora del dia o de la

Tiendas militares fijan
horario de dia feriado
Los siguientes establecimientos se
regiran por horarios especiales de
operaci6n el lunes 25 de mayo, Dia
de los Difuntos:
Los mercaditos (shoppettes) de
Albrook, Fuerte Clayton, Fuerte
Davis, Fuerte Gulick y Howard
estaran abiertos de 10a.m. a5 p.m. y
las cafeterias y "snack bars" abrirdn
de 9:30 a.m. a 3:30 p.m.
La estaci6n de servicio de Curun-
di atendera de 9 a.m. a 4 p.m., las
estaciones de Fuerte Amador y
Howard abrirAn de 10 a.m. a 3 p.m.
y la estaci6n de servicio de Fuerte
Gulick lo hara de 10 a.m. a 4 p.m.
Todos los teatros y concesiones,
except "House of Bamboo" y
"Leather World", se regiran por sus
horarios normales. Las concesiones
"House of Bamboo", "Leather
World" y otras actividades no
mencionadas permaneceran cerra-
das el 25 de mayo.


* La pr6xima reuni6n del
Consejo Asesor de Comisariatos
se verificard el mi6rcoles 27 de
mayo a las 9:30 a.m., en el Club
de Clases de Fuerte Davis. Se
exhorta a todos los miembros y
representantes de unidades a

Oficinista-Mecan6grafo(a) LN-4'
(MAximo de 3 meses).................. $7,196.80

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. n un nplaho no mayor desicte(7) dias calendarios despues de la fechadeesta publicacion. Este
plazo de 7 dias calendarios esta sujeto a pr6rroga a petici6n de la division que anuncia la vacant o segln lo
decide elJefe del Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones. Los requisites pueden revisarseen la Bibliotecay Museo.
Pueden obtenerse mas informesen el Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones. teldfonos 52-3583.52-7996 6 43-7219.
Solicitantes con Condici6n de Carrera: Las solicitudes de los candidates con condici6n de carrera
serin consideradas solamente si no hay otros solicitantes en la lists de Reempleo Prioritario.
Solicitantes con Impedimentos Fisicos: Las personas aptas que tengan impediments fi icos
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 esti situada en el
Edificio 366. Anc6n. telefono 52-7867.
Consideraci6n de Reascenso: Los empleados que pasaron a grades inferiores a causa de reduction de
personal tendrAn derecho automaticamente a considcraci6n preferential para su reascenso a cualquiera de las
.siguientes vacantes permanentes para la cual scan id6neos. No obstante. como double verificaci6n. los
empleados que creen tener derecho a tal consideraci6n preferencial deberan solicitar las vacantes en las cuales
est6n interesados e indicar en su solicitud que fueron colocados en grados inferiores debido a 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 recibirt considcraci6n para los
empleos sin distinci6n de rala. religion, color. origen national. sexo. edad. partidarismo y ailiaci6n political.
impediment fisico. o cualquier otro factorque no sea de m6rito. Debera someterse una solicited porseparado
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
Replblica de Panami por primers vez despues del 7 de octubre de 1979. Estos salaries. con excepci6n de
aquellos identificados como de oficios critics, serin ajustados de acuerdo con la Basede Sueldos del Area del
Canal o con Ia Base de Sueldos de los Estados Unidos. segun Ia elegibilidad del solicitante escogido. A la base
de sueldo de los ciudadanos estadounidenses elegibles se le afadiri un diferencial tropical. Adepuis. se le
afladiri un incentive para Ia contrataci6n y retenci6n de personal al salario base iplicable de los empleados
contratados fuera de la Republica de Panami.
IEl solicitante deberA Ilenar un formulario donde certifigue puede escribir a maquina a una velocidad
minima de cuarenta palabras por minute (40 ppm).

Foto por T. G. Kaye Richey
Los nifios del cuarto grado de Mitch Swanson, de la Primaria de
Diablo, ponen en prdctica el principio de ver para career junto a
cuatro padres defamilia, al remontarse hacia el Canal a bordo del
remolcador "San Pablo"para observer de cerca la navegaci6n y el
funcionamiento de un remolcador. El viajefue elpunto culminante
del curso de navegaci6n y comercio mundial. La tripulaci6n del
remolcador ofreci6 una gira educativa antes de devolver a los
parvulos a tierra. La excursion concluy6 con un suculento
almuerzo en el Observatorio de Miraflores.

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