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 29, 1981
Publication Date:
Biweekly[Jan. 6, 1984-1999]
Weekly[ FORMER <June 1966>-Dec. 23, 1983]
Physical Description:
37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.


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


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

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Vol. XIX, No. 38 Friday, M

Handicapped employee nominated for4

The Panama Canal Commission
has nominated Ricardo A. Clark, a
launch dispatcher at the Mine Dock,
as the' Commission's candidate for
Outstanding Handicapped Federal
Employee of the Year.
Clark is confined to a wheelchair
as both of his legs have been
amputated at the hips. In 1964, when
he was only 17 years old,. he
volunteered to help hang banners
across a street in his neighborhood.
He attached the wire holding a
banner to a roof and then, wire in
hand, he climbed a tree to secure the
other end. The wire hit a high
voltage line ard he fell. He remained
unconscious for three days.
The accident left Clark totally
paralyzed below the waist. During
the next six years osteomyelitis set in
and amputation was necessary to
save his life. In the first operation,
his legs were amputated slightly
above the knee. Three years later,
another operation was necessary
which removed the remainder of his
legs at the hips.
Getting used to being handi-
capped has been difficult for Clark,
but learning -to become a useful
citizen became an additional chal-
lenge. He returned to school and
graduated from the Institute Ist-
mefio (Isthmian Institute), a high
school in the Republic of Panama.
Clark was first employed under
the Panama-Canal's Employment of
the Handicapped Program in No-
vember of 1976 as a clerk in the
Agency Records Center of the
Panama Canal Company. Although
only a temporary position for thirty
days, it provided an opportunity for
him to prove his worth and for
supervisors to judge his merit.
In January 1977 he was again
hired on a temporary basis, this time
as a launch dispatcher, a position
that became permanent two months
Clark assimilated the tasks of a
launch dispatcher in two weeks of
on-the-job training. In very little
time he was competently keeping a
daily record' of every ship that goes
through the Panama Canal, dis-
patching launches for pilots and
boarding officers, maintaining radio
communication with -Marine Tran-
sit Operations, and taking messages
from the nearby signal station that
first sights vessels approaching the
Pacific entrance to the Panama
His supervisors and others with
whom he works are high in their
praise for him. He takes an intense
interest in his job and always does
more than he is asked to do.
Cheerful, smiling and efficient,
Clark speaks fluent English and
The fact that he moves around the
office in a wheelchair makes no
difference in the quality of his work
and the only time he gets a helping
hand from his fellow workers is
when figures and names must be
changed on a vessel-status wall
Clark works on rotating shifts
along with four other launch dis-
patchers at the Mine Dock. Cur-
rently, he is driven to work, but he
recently purchased his own car

Gift of the Panama Canal Museum

Clinical psychologist says

assertiveness positive trait

V - y by Jan Meriwether
Too often an assertive person is
ay 29, 1981 identified as being pushy, unfeeling,
bossy or mean, according to Dr.
a fard Henry Braddock, a clinical psy-
chologist who conducted the course
. entitled "Women and Creative As-
sertiveness" during the Federal
Women's Week program. Braddock
believes to the contrary, that asser-
tiveness is an admirable trait. He
defines an assertive person as one
who is able to get her or his needs
met without preventing the needs of
others from also being met. "Don't
step on other people, but don't let
them step on you either."

Photo by Arthur Pollack

Working from his wheelchair, Ricardo Clark efficiently carries out
the demands of his job as a launch dispatcher at the Commission's
Mine Dock.

which has been converted into a
hand-operated vehicle by his friend,
Antonio Dixon, a Commission
Another friend, Roberto Mai-
nieri, a Commission admeasurer, is
teaching him how to drive. Clark has
driven the car three times already
and said in a recent interview that
the experience of driving is "just
Clark said that now that he has
the car, he is practicing getting into
it, pulling his wheelchair in after
him, closing the door and getting
into position to drive. A man of
warmth, humor and intense re-
ligious faith, Clark spoke with total
assurance that he would very soon
be driving himself to work.
Clark needs no assistance getting

into cars. He said, however; that he
knows that if the car should stall, he
won't be able to get out and fix it. He
added that his next major purchase a CB radio, so that he can call
for help in an emergency.
In response to the federal pro-
gram to remove architectural bar-
riers to hiring the handicapped, the
Canal Support Division is planning
to mark off a "handicapped-only"
parking space at the Mine Dock, not
only to provide parking for Clark
when he begins using his own car,
but also to provide parking for any
handicapped person who may be
working in the area.
Highly motivated, Clark added
that he is interested in any training
that will give him more respon-
sibility and help him to move
upward in the Canal organization.

Braddock teaches that to be
assertive, you must first appreciate
what kind of a person you are. How
a person feels about herself or
himself usually determines how
other people will see her or him.
A women, for example, who lacks
self-confidence and never speaks up
or takes the initiative, should not be
surprised when the rest of the world
refuses to give her responsibility or a
vote of confidence.
A negative attitude is responded
to negatively, says Braddock. Other
people will take their cues from you.
If you don't like yourself, how can
you expect other people to like you?
A nonassertive person is de-
scribed by Braddock as an in-
dividual who 'blames others for
failure in having her or his. needs
met. By always blaming one's
failures on the world rather than on
oneself, one soon gets the depressing
feeling that one has no control over
one's own life.
The course repeatedly stressed
that people are responsible for their
own feelings. If someone does
something you don't like, says
Braddock, it is your decision how to
react, which in turn affects your
feelings. For example, if a man
sitting next to you in a non-smoking
section on a plane lights a cigarette,
you can either say -nothing and

inwardly, .suffer 'resentment and
perhaps concern for your health, or
you can ask him not to smoke,
explaining that this is a non -
smoking area. If the man refuses to
stop smoking, explains Braddock,
then the "ball is again in your court,"
and it is your decision and right to
say nothing, to get angry or to
respond in a calm manner, perhaps
by reporting him to an attendant.
Braddock points out that feed-
back from associates can also
determine how one perceives oneself
and that often the conclusions one
draws are incorrect. He gives the
example of a secretary who makes
several typing errors on an im-
portant document and is yelled at by
the boss. The secretary may feel like
an incompetent, worthless person
who doesn't deserve a responsible
job. Actually, explains Braddock,
the truth has nothing to, do with
what kind of person the secretary is,
rather that his or her typing needs
some improvement.
A person has the right to
recognize an error or limitation and
take corrective action. Punishing
oneself needlessly is self-destructive
and invites others to join in.
The key to assertiveness, says
Braddock, is being honest, even
when you are concerned about notr
hurting someone's feelings. People
appreciate and respect a person's
honest opinion. If you tell a friend
that his tie is nice looking when you
are really thinking how ugly it is,
that friend will resent your dis-
honesty when he learns:the truth..

"If you don't tell people what you
want, how are they supposed to
know?" asks Braddock. For exam-
ple, if a woman is hurt because her
spouse "should have known" what
she wanted or needed, but didn't, the
result is often the "cold shoulder."
When the spouse asks "what's
wrong?," she cooly responds, "no-
thing." Bad feelings and resentment
(Continued on page 4)

Fourth of July festivities

planned by U.S. community

Representatives of all sectors of
the U.S.-citizen community in Pan-
ama are working together this year
to organize Independence Day
celebrations on both sides of the
Isthmus. Fort Gulick on the Atlantic
side and Fort Clayton on the Pacific
side have again been selected as the
sites for the day-long festivities
which will feature entertainment
and activities for all age groups.

Department of Defense and Com-
mission employees and their families
as well as members of the U.S.
diplomatic and business communi-
ties downtown will be welcome to
join in the Fourth of July fun.
Parades, parachute jumps, other

demonstrations of skill, rides, ath-
letic contests, kiddie games and
band concerts are just a few of the
activities being planned.
Individuals wishing to volunteer
their time or talent to the program
are invited to contact the appro-
priate organizing committee as soon
as possible.
General chairperson on the Pa-
cific side is Archie Hagy of the
American Legion, who can be
reached at 85-5512. Organizations
wishing to participate in the Pacific-
side parade should contact Bill
Ormsbee at 87-3058 or 87-4109.
SGeneral chairperson on the Atlan-
tic side is Phyllis Guilliams. Organi-
zations wishing to participate in the
Atlantic-side parade should contact
her at 46-6607. The sports chair-
person, Glynda Dempsey, can be
reached at 46-4432. Those who wish
to enter the bed race, a new feature
this year, should contact the bed-
race chairperson, Paul Rozmeski, at

Photo by Kevin Jenkins
Carol Mead, a clerical assistant in the Graphic Branch, has her
blood pressure checked by Karen Coffey, R.N., from the Balboa
Occupational Health Center. More than 160 Commission
employees took advantage of the free tests given last Friday in the
rotunda at the Administration Building.

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May 29, 1981

/ Club Cavaliers
Father's Day celebration
Everyone is invited to celebrate
Father's Day at. the Club Cavaliers
International Champagne Day Sip
to be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, June
21, at the Cristobal YMCA. Music
will be provided by Willie Reina and
a donation of $6 per person is
requested. For reservations, Pacific-
side residents may call 52-4583 or
24-6251, and Atlantic-side residents
may call 45-3974, 45-3698, 45-0270
or 42-2372.

Balboa Dive Club
A program on "wreck diving" will
be presented by the Balboa Dive
Club, at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
June 3, at the Albrook Officers'
Club Falcon Room. Professional
wreck diver Robert Lanham will be
the guest speaker. Don't miss this
opportunity to learn about the
search for and recovery of wrecks,
artifacts, and treasure. Everyone is
Be a Boy Scout
Want to be a Boy Scout? Join
Troop 20. Boys who are 11 years old
or who have completed fifth grade
mayjoin. Troop 20 will meet the first
and third Wednesday of each month
throughout the summer. For more
information, call Fred Warner at 82-

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/ Language teachers
The Panamahian-North Amer-
ican Cultural Center needs qualified
English and Spanish teachers for its
expanding program. For more
information, call 25-5091 or 25-5058
from 8 a.m. to noon and from 2 until
7 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.

Shrine parade
The Abou Saad Temple is having
a fun-filled parade beginning at 9:30
a.m. tomorrow to welcome new
members entering Shrinedom as
well as to entertain the general
public and to remind people of the
many community projects done
each year by the Shriners. The
parade will feature the Shriner's
popular Motor Patrol parade cars,
the famous Shriner clowns and
many marching units.
The parade will start on La Boca
Road, turn left at Balboa Avenue
and continue along Balboa Avenue
to Roosevelt Avenue.

YMCA day camp
All area children ages four to ten
are invited to attend the summer day
camps being offered by the Balboa
YMCA. Each of the four scheduled
camps will meet from 9 a.m. to 12
noon on weekdays and will run for
two weeks.
The first camp will begin on June
15 and is entitled "Ships and Boats."
The theme of the second camp is
"The World on Paper" and begins
on June 29. July 13 is the starting
day for the "Your Community"
camp session, and the final camp,
called "Indians of Panama," begins
July 27.
During the camps, children will be
divided into age groups consisting of
four- and five-year olds, six- and
seven-year olds, eight-year olds, and
nine- and ten-year olds.
Children will have the oppor-
tunity to enjoy arts and crafts, gym
recreation and Red Cross swimming
lessons. In addition, the first Friday
of each camp session features a field
trip related to the camp theme.
Registration is now open for all
camps at the Balboa Y. For more
information, call the Y at 52-2839 or

Girl Scout summer
Registration is still open for the
three sessions of summer day camps
being sponsored by the U.S.A. Girl
Scouts-Panama. Each day camp
runs Monday through Friday from 9
a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The first session is
from June 22 through June 26 at
Howard Air Force Base. From July
13 through 17, a camp will be held at
Camp Caribbean in Gatun, and the
final session runs from July 27
through 31 at the Albrook Bohio
To be eligible to attend any of
these-camps, a girl must be a U.S.
citizen or dependent ofa U.S. citizen
and entering the first through ninth
grade in school in the fall.
Camp-goers will participate in
hikes, crafts, games, singing, cook-
outs and other activities as well as
meet new friends. The fee for each
session is $5 for registered Girl
Scouts and $6 for non-scouts.
For more information, contact
the Girl Scout office located in
Building 806, Albrook, telephone
Scuba class
Th Balboa YMCA is offering a
basic scuba diving class taught by
Ren6 G6mez. Certification is avail-
able from YMCA, NAUI, PADI,
CMAS or LACO at the end of this
exciting four-week course which
begins June I and meets from 6:30 to
8:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and
Friday. Included in the course are
pool and classroom sessions plus
two open-water dives in the Atlantic
Ocean at Portobelo. Registration is
now open. For more informtaion,
call the Balboa Y at 52-2839 or 52-
Youth gymnastics
The Panama Canal Commission
Recreation Services Division is
sponsoring its annual Youth Gym-
nastics Exhibition at 9 a.m. to-
morrow at the Balboa High School
Upper Gym.
In addition to gymnasts from the
Recreation Services Youth Gym-
nastics Program, gymnastics groups
from the YMCA, Fort Clayton and
Panama will participate. A boys'
gymnastics group coached by Victor
Galeano, president of Panama's
Gymnastics Federation, has also
been invited to participate.

Julia Smith q
accepts with
pleasure the r
National League
of American Pen .1
Women, Inc.'s
presented to her
by Neita Weise,
the scholarship
chairperson, at a
recent meeting of .
the Pen Women.
An art student,
Ms. Smith plans
to attend Panamq
Canal College.

Retirement party
A retirement party for Rose
Brogie of the Payroll Branch will be
held at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 12, at
the Albrook Officers' Club. Tickets
cost $8.50 per person and include
dinner and a gift. For reservations,
call Marge Foster at 52-7957 or
Mary Diaz at 52-3164 no later than
June 5.
Automotive shop
The Albrook Auto Self-Help
Facility is now offering automobile
air-conditioner diagnostics on Mon-
days and Fridays. Sessions are by
appointment only and limited to
three participants. A fee is charged.
For more information and to make
an appointment, call 86-2463.
The facility will also hold a brake
repair and adjustment class at 6 p.m.
today. The session includes tech-
niques in repair and adjustment of
disc-and drum-brake systems, and
space is limited. To sign up, call the
facility at 86-2463.
Operators Club
The Operators Club will celebrate
Father's Day by honoring Professor
Saturnin Maug6 beginning at.5 p.m.
on June 21, at the Club Nautico
Caribe. Music will be provided by
Maestro Victor Boa and The
Duncan Brothers combo. The fes-
tivities will continue until 2 a.m. and
personal messages are being sol-
icited for the Operators Club's
Father's Day booklet. For further
information, call Courtney Thomas
at 47-6330, Percy Small at 47-3894,
David Sterling at 47-7649, Camilo
Livingston at 47-7756 or Julio
McCall at 45-0254.

Art exhibit
Well-known local artist Al Spra-
gue will exhibit a collection of his
works at 8 p.m., June 3, at the
Museum of Contemporary Art
located in the former Ancon Ma-
sonic Temple.
Elks dance
The annual Vacation Dance spon-
sored by the B.P.O.E. Canal Zone
Lodge 1414 is scheduled to begin at7
p.m., June 6, at the Balboa Elks
Lodge. A special "buffet tipico
Panamefio" will be served followed
by dancing to the music of El
Cuarteto Garcia. Reservations
should be made by contacting Don
Phillips, club manager, at 52-4094.
Tickets are available from Elks
Phillip Bonk, Joe Maravilla, Al
Graham, Bill Aiello, DeWitt Myers
and Don Phillips.
Spanish classes
The Balboa YMCA is -offering
two beginner and two intermediate
Spanish classes. There will be a
beginner class meeting at 6 p.m.,
Monday and Wednesday, beginning
June 1, and another beginner class
meeting at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday and
Thursday, starting on June 2.
Intermediate Spanish will meet at
7:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday,
beginning June I while another
section of intermediate Spanish is
scheduled for 9:45 a.m., starting
June 2.
All courses are three-months long,
and the daytime sessions emphasize
household and social Spanish. Reg-
istration is now open at the Y's
reception desk. For more infor-
mation, call 52-2839 or 52-2759.

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The champions!
For the second straight year, the Maintenance Division team won the
championship in the slow-pitch softball league. Teammates Victor G6ndola, Lloyd
Perkins and Henry Douglas, under the leadership of manager Malcolm Brisset,
were particularly instrumental in carrying the team to the winner's circle. The
proud winners are, from left, George Weeks, Victor G6ndola, Thomas Morrell,
Henry Douglas, Reno Patrick, Ernesto Mu6idz, Elia Centeno, Patricia Bennett,
Malcolm Brisset, Fernando Martinez, Walford Archer, Iv6n Insturain, Wayne
Richards, Alexander James and Joel Tappin.

The challengers?
Finishing the slow-pitch softball league season in tenth place and with no place to
go but up, the rookie Engineering Division team is looking forward to the next
season and the opportunity to displace the winning Maintenance Division team,
which says team manager Tomds "El Indio" Drohan, they intend to do.
Teammmates are, from left, Charles Robison Jr., Walter Bottin, Jorge Alemdn,
Tomds "El Indio" Drohan, Robert Flumach, Sim6n "El Diablo" Villalobos, James
Ball, Carlos Fong, Rafael Spalding and Patricio Lyew. Kneeling in front is Leonel



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The Fourth Annual Canal Protection Divi-
sion Revolver Competition and Picnic was
-' ,e recently held at the Caimito Range in the
-. Pacific District. Keen competition between
S individuals and teams resulted in the highest
scores ever recorded. Atlantic competitors
won with 5,293 points, almost 800 points over
the previous record.
The results of the competition were: High
gun and master champion, Rueben Carvajal;
master runner-up, Kenneth Parsons; expert
champion, William Price; expert runner-up,
Richard Williams; sharpshooter champion,
Jimmy Fairchild; sharpshooter runner-up,
Edwin Davis; marksman champion, Santiago
Williams; marksman runner-up, Bernal Wil-
son; and hard-luck award, Bernardo Ar-
More than 400 people including spouses,
children and friends attended the event which,
in addition to the main competition, offered
delicious food, refreshments, music, dancing
Sand games for all.

The winner, Rueben Carvajal, at left, shares his moment of victory
with Commission Ombudsman Georges Bouchg.

Letting down his guard, Ken-
neth Parsons dances with his
wife, Raquel, who obviously
holds him in high regard.

A country-western singer pro-
vides musical entertainment
while keeping an eye on devel-
opments on the dance floor.

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Security guards Alfredo Hector (left) and Kenneth Parsons check the targets before the next round
of competition.

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Soon to be riddled with holes, a target is carefully prepared
by Luther Caddl (left), Kenneth Parsons and Alfredo

Not to be outdone by the adults, children participated
in a variety of games throughout the day including a

Photos by Kevin Jenkins

Canal Protection Division Training Instructor Paul
Darcy takes a break to chat with special guest
Command Sgt. Maj. Henry T. Belton of the Special
Warfare Center in Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

After the shooting comes the celebrating and,from
left, Charles Morris, Carlos Hooker, Rueben
Carvajal and Roger Rios earn points in this event,



Graphic Branch cameraman Paul Evans shoots
the fun on film.

Page 3


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Mav 29. 1981


Page 4


Position Vacancy List


Panama area
Buildings Management Assistant, LN-7
(Driver's license required) ........ $9,339.20
Clerk-Typist, LN-3 ............... $6,718.40
Clerk-Typist, LN-2/41 (Bilingual
ability required)......... $6,344.00/$7,196.80
Crane Operator Helper, LM-5
(Swimming ability required) .......... $3.20
Guard, LN-2/4 (Swimming ability
and English required)... $6,344.00/$7,196.80
Instrument Mechanic, LM-I. .......... $4.93
Linehandler, LM-4
S(Swimming ability required) .......... $3.08
Machinist Helper, LM-5 .............. $3.20
Oiler (Floating Plant), LM-8
(Swimming ability required) .......... $3.81
Boatman, LM-5 (Temporary
NTE 7 months) (Swimming ability
required) ........................ $3.20
Custodial Worker, LM-I
(Temporary NTE 9-11-81) ............. $2.90
Engineering Technician, LN-4
(Driver's license required)
(Temporary NTE 1 year) ........ $7,196.80
Training Instructor, LN-9
(Conversational Spanish)
(Temporary NTE 1 year)....... $11,606.40


Community Svcs.
Ind. Relations
Canal Protection

Community Svcs.



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..
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 46-
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 addedtothe 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).
2E&MDB-Employment and Management Development Branch.

Now is the time for sports physical

Students who plan to participate
in sports or sports-related activities
at Department of Defense Depen-
dents Schools for the coming
August 1981 through June 1982
school year are reminded that a
sports physical is required. Appoint-
ments for these physical should be
made as early as possible. This is
especially important for athletes
participating in football, since foot-
ball practice begins early in the
school year.

Appointments on the Pacific side
must be made at the Pediatric Clinic
at Gorgas Army Hospital, telephone
numbers 52-7275, 52-7191 or 52-
Before reporting to the clinic for
the examination, certain forms
should be completed and signed. A
sports information packet con-
taining these forms and other
information may be picked up from
the office of the school nurse at
Balboa High School or Curundu

Junior High School from now until
June 12. After June 12, the sports
packets will be available at the
administration office at Balboa
High School.
For the Atlantic community,
these packets may be obtained at the
clinic at Cristobal High School.
Appointments for sports and scout-
ing physical should be made
through the Family Practice Clinic
at Coco Solo Army Hospital by
contacting one's regular family
practice physician. If a person does
not have a regular physician, one
will be appointed to do the sports
physical examination. The numbers
to call for an appointment are 46-
2631 or 46-2673.

Guard trainee vacancies at
Canal Protection Division
Canal Protection Division an-
nounces vacancies for the position
of Guard Trainee LN-2, no ex-
perience required. The target grade
level is LN-4 after two years of
experience. Career opportunities in
the security field exist within the
Canal Protection Division through
a career ladder from Guard LN-4, to
higher graded supervisory positions
including Lead Guard, LN-5; Assist-
ant Watch Commander, LN-6; and
Watch Commander, LN-7. For
more information, contact Mrs.
Edilma Rodriguez, Employment
and Placement Branch, telephone

P 12 Photo by Kevin Jenkins
Jane McColl, left, as Detective Hargraves, listens to Shannon Blumer, as Professor McMertrue, sing
P 2 "Every Sentence Must Be Complete" in the musical mystery presented by Arlene Larke's fourth
grade Balboa Elementary School class. Parents turned out to watch a variety of nouns, pronouns,
A I verbs, adverbs and adjectives, not to mention conjunctions, prepositions and an interjection, search
for and find a missing part of speech.

Assertiveness (Continued from page 1)

build up and the situation can be
blown up way out of proportion.
Being assertive means being honest
and expressing one's needs.
One of the more interesting parts
of the course was Braddock's
discussion of four myths that often
prevent people from being assertive.
The first myth is that we must be
modest, that anything else is conceit.
Braddock feels that people should
not apologize for . themselves.
"Why" he asks, "does a woman wear
her most attractive attire in order to
look nice, and then, when com-
plimented on her appearance, re-
spond that the dress was gotten on
sale or was all she had to wear?"
Braddock believes that a person
should appreciate a compliment and
Take note
S*Individuals seeking notarial
services at the U.S. Consular
Agency in Cristobal are advised
that this service is available only
on Tuesday and Thursdays
when the consular officer is
* The Margarita Residents'
Advisory Committee will meet at
7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, in
the meeting room of the Mar-
garita Service Center. The
speakers for the evening will be
Andrew Lim, the Atlantic-side
Dependent Youth Activities di-
rector, who will discuss the DYA
summer recreation program, and
Eugene Roberts, recreation spe-
cialist, who will talk about the
Recreation Services Division's
summer program for the Atlantic
side. All community residents are
invited to attend. Refreshments
will be served.

Ohio holds special election
Residents of Ohio's Fourth Con-
gressional District will vote in a
special election on June 25 to choose
a candidate for the U.S. House seat
left vacant by the recent death of
Tennyson Guyer.
Additional information and Fed-
eral Post Card Applications for
ballots and registration may be
obtained at the United States
Consular Section at Balboa Avenue
and 40th Street, the Diablo Con-
sular Office, or the Cristobal Con-
sular Agency.

say so, offering no excuses or
explanations since such excuses and
explanations imply that the other
person's opinion is worthless.
The second myth deals with
obligation. Braddock illustrates this
myth with the statements, "If you
are my friend, you will keep-my
children .this week" or "If you love
me, you will go to the party." We too
often. assume that a certain role
takes away our right to disagree and
to say "no" even though complying
with the request may be a real
Being assertive, says Braddock,
means being free to say "yes" but
also to say "no" if that is the decision
that "works for you." Agreeing to do
something that we don't want to
because we feel obligated, invites
resentment. The other person.did
not make you say "yes," you did.
Braddock discussed another myth
about obligation. "Some people set
you up to owe them," he says.
Parents who constantly remind their
grown children of how much they

did for them and therefore expect
the children to do whatever the
parents request, are an example.
There is nothing wrong with
feeling grateful and helping out,
explains Braddock, but always
putting yourself, your needs and
feelings last will result in resentment.
Assert your right to be independent,
to use your time as you see fit, to
have an opinion and to refuse a
request, if necessary.
Finally, Braddock mentioned the
myth that we should always worry
about what other people think, even
if that means suffering inside rather
thantelling the truth. When we are
untruthful, the resulting anxiety and
inner stress can become severe
enough to manifest itself in physical
problems such as ulcers or even
Bradddock explains that when the'
truth is told, anxiety about what
others will think, goes away. You
may not always be popular for
telling the truth, but people will
respect you for your honesty.

RP traffic manuals to be distributed

Holders of military post office
boxes will soon be receiving an
English version of the Republic of.
Panama Traffic Information Man-
ual. One free copy of the manual is
being distributed to each family of a
U.S.-citizen employee of the Pan-
ama Canal Commission, Depart-
ment. of Defense, and active duty
military personnel.

The Government of the Republic
of Panama has translated the traffic
manual into English and is provid-
ing the courtesy copies in accord-
ance with the Agreement in Imple-
mentation of the Panama Canal

The Republic of Panama nor-
mally requires that a copy of this
manual be purchased from their
licensing offices by each applicant
for a motor vehicle . operator's
license. In the future, new operators
and persons renewing their licenses
who cannot display a current
manual will have to purchase a copy
in conformance with existing reg-
Each licensed operator is urged to
review this manual and become
familiar with Panama's traffic,
licensing and registration regula-
tions. A few minutes thus spent
could prevent fines and problems
with Panama's traffic police.

Panama Canal Spillway

Administrator, Panama Canal Commission
Deputy Administrator
Chief of Public Information Editor
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May 29, 1981

I Hlt i r'AINr l AiviA Ui ii___


Comision postula a impedido para premio

La Comisi6n del Canal de Pa-
nama ha postulado a Ricardo A.
Clark, despachador de lanchas en el
Muelle de Minas, para el premiode
Empleado Impedido del Afio en el
servicio federal.

Clark se halla confinado a una
silla de ruedas tras habersele ampu-
tado ambas piernas a altura de las
caderas. En 1964, cuando tenia 17
afios de edad, se ofreci6 para ayudar
a colgar unos letreros en una calle
cerca de su casa. Asegur6 el alambre
que sostenia el letrero al techo de
una casa y entonces,' alambre en
mano, trep6 un Arbol para amarrar
alli el otro extreme. El alambre toc6
una linea de alto voltaje cayendo
Clark del impact. Estuvo incons-
ciente por tres dias.

El accident dej6 a Clark total-
mente paralizado debajo de la
cintura. Pasados seis afios se le
desarroll6 osteomielitis, siendo
necesarid someterlo a una amputa-
ci6n para salvarle la vida. En la
Sprimera operaci6n se le amputaron
las piernas poco mis arriba de las
rodillas. Tres afios despu6s se hizo
necesaria otra amputaci6n para
eliminarle el resto de las piernas,
hasta las caderas.

Acostumbrarse a ser un impedido
ha sido dificil para Clark, pero
aprender a ser un ciudadano itil ha
venido a ser un reto adicional.
Regres6 a la escuela y se gradu6 del
Institute Istmefo, una escuela se-
cundaria de la Rep6blica de Pa-

Inicialmente, Clark fue empleado
dentro del Programa de Empleo de
Impedidos del Canal de Panama en
noviembre de 1976 como oficinista
en el Centro de Archivos de la
agencia. Aunque se trataba de una
posici6n temporal de treinta dias,
ello proporcion6 a Clark la oportu-
nidad de probar su capacidad y a los
supervisors de apreciar su calidad.

En enero de 1977 fue empleado
nuevamente en forma temporal, en
esta ocasi6n como despachador de
lanchas. En el plazo de dos meses la
posici6n se hizo permanent.

Clark aprendi6 las tareas de
despachador de lanchas en dos
meses de adiestramiento en el
trabajo. En breve tiempo ya man-
tenia un registry diario de todas las
naves que navegaban el Canal de
Panama, despachaba lanchas para
los practices y funcionarios de
abordaje, mantenia comunicaciones
de radio con la Oficina de Operacio-
nes de Transito Maritimo, y tomaba
mensajes de la estaci6n que detecta
las naves que se acercan a la entrada
Pacifica del Canal.
Sus supervisors y compaileros de
trabajo hacen toda clase de elogios
de Clark. Ha demostrado un gran
interns en su trabajo y siempre hace
mas de lo que se le pide. De
temperament alegre y ameno,
Clark habla perfectamente el ingl6s
y el espafiol. El tenerse que movilizar
en la oficina en una silla de ruedas no
hace diferencia en la calidad de su
trabajo, y la inica funci6n en la que
necesita ayuda de sus compafieros es
cuando debe cambiar los nombres y
n6imeros en el tablero que registra la
situaci6n de. las naves.

En el Muelle de Minas Clark hace
turno con otros despachadores.
Actualmente lo llevan a sus trabajo,
pero hace poco compr6 un autom6-
vil que ha sido convertido por su
amigo Antonio Dixon, marino de la
Comisi6n, para ser manejado a

Otro amigo, Roberto Mainieri,
quien es arqueador de la Comisi6n,
le esta ensefiando a manejar. Clark

Foto por Arthur Pollack

Trabajando en su silla de ruedas, Ricardo Clark ejecuta con
ejemplar eficiencia las funciones propias de su trabajo como
despachador de lanchas en el Muelle de Minas de la Comisi6n.

ha manejado ,el carro en tres
ocasiones y dijo en reciente entrevis-
ta que manejar "es fascinante".
Clark dijo que ahora que tiene el
carro suele practicar l-a forma como
entrar al vehiculo. Empuja su silla de
ruedas hasta el auto, entra, cierra la
puerta y toma posici6n para mane-
jar. Persona de un gran calor
human, sentido del humor y una.
intense fe religiosa, Clark habl6 con
,lena seguridad de que muy pronto
estarA manejando su autom6vil
hasta el trabajo.
Clark no necesita ayuda para
entrar a los carros. No obstante, es
consciente de que si se para no podra
arreglarlo. Afiadi6 que su pr6xima
adquisici6n sera un equipo de banda

ciudadana que le permitirA pedir
ayuda en casos de emergencia.
En atenci6n al program federal
para eliminar las barreras arquitec-
t6nicas al empleo de impedidos, la
Division de Apoyo al Canal proyec-
ta marcar un estacionamiento para
"Impedido-Unicamente", en el
Muelle de Minas, no s6lo para ser
usado por Clark cuando comience a
utilizar su autom6vil, sino para
ofrecer estacionamiento a cualquier
otro impedido que trabaje en el area.
Irradiando una gran motivaci6n,
Clark afirm6 que le interest recibir
adiestramiento en areas que repre-
senten mayor responsabilidad y que
le ayuden a ascender dentro de la
organizaci6n del Canal.

Sic6logo planted ventajas

del Positivismo Creativo

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Viernes 29 de Mayo de 1981

Comunidad adelanta planes

para celebrar el 4 de Julio

Representantes de todas las face-
tas de la comunidad norteamericana
en Panama trabajan conjuntamente
este afio para organizer las cele-
braciones de la Independencia de los
Estados Unidos en ambos sectors
del Istmo. Fuerte Gulick en el
Atlantico y Fuerte Clayton en el
Pacifico han sido" seleccionados
nuevamente como los lugares en
donde se desarrollaran las acti-
vidades del dia que incluiran entre-
tenimientos y otros events para
todas las edades.


Los empleados del Departamento
de Defense y de la Comisi6n y sus
families, al igual que diplomaticos y
hombres de negocios que operan en
Panama estan cordialmente invi-
tados a participar en las cele-
braciones del Cuatro de Julio.

Paradas, saltos de paracaidas.y
otras demostraciones de habilidad,
paseos, competencias atl6ticas, jue-
gos para niios y musica interpretada
por bandas de concerto, son apenas
algunas de las actividades que se
estin programando.
Las personas interesadas en con-
tribuir con su tiempo y talent estan
invitadas a comunicarse con el
correspondiente comit6 a la mayor
brevedad possible.
El President General para el
sector Pacifico es Archie Hagie, de
la Legi6n Americana, con quien se
pueden comunicar los interesados
lamando al 85-5512. Las entidades
con deseos de participar en la parada
del sector Pacifico deberan comu-
nicarse con Bill Ormsbee en los
tel6fonos 87-3058 y 87-4109.
La President General para el
sector Atlntico es Phyllis Gui-
Iliams. Las organizaciones intere-
sadas en participar en la parada del
sector Atlantico deberan comuni-
carse con ella en el tel6fono 46-6607.
La President de events deportivos
es Glynda Dempsey y pueden
comunicarse con ella en el telefono
46-4432. Los interesados en parti-
cipar en la carrera de camas, una de
las nuevas atracciones este afio,
deberan comunicarse con la persona
encargada de este event, Paul
Rozmeski, tel6fono 46-4706.

Foto por Kevin Jenkins

Karen Coffey, enfermera certificada de servicio en el Centro de
Salud Occupacional de Balboa, examine la presi6n sanguinea a
Carol Mead, oficinista asistente del Ramo de Artes Grdficas. Mds
de 160 empleados de la Comisi6n acuidieron a examinarse la
presi6n el jueves pasado en la rotonda del Edificio de

Mds die 66 Anos al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Vol. XIX. NQ 38

Con demasiada frecuencia una
persona positive es identificada
como exigente, sin sentimientos,
mandona o mala, seg6n el Dr.
Henry Braddock, sic6logo clinic
que dirigi6 el curso titulado "Mu-
jeres y Positivismo Creativo" du-
rante el program de la Semana
Federal de Mujeres. Braddock opi-
na lo contrario, queel positivismo es
una cualidad admirable. El define a
la persona positive como aquella
que puede satisfacer sus necesidades
sin impedir que otras satisfagan las
propias. "No pise a las otras
personas, pero no se deje pisar
Braddock ensefia que para ser
positive, usted primero tiene que
evaluar qu6 clase de persona es. La
opinion que tenga una persona de si
misma usualmente determine c6mo
la verin las otras personas.
Una mujer, por ejemplo, que
carece de confianza en si misma y
que nunca habla o toma la iniciativa,
no deberA sorprenderse si el resto del
mundo se niega a darle respon-
sabilidades o un voto de confianza.
Una actitud negative es corres-
pondida negativamente, dice Brad-
dock. Las otras personas se guiarin
por usted. Si usted no se tiene amor
propio, ic6mo espera que otras
personas gusten de usted?
Braddock describe a una persona
que no es positive como aquella que
culpa a otras personas de su fracaso
en no satisfacer sus necesidades. Al
culpar siempre al mundo de nuestros
facasos en vezdea nosotros mismos,
muy pronto entramos en ese estado
de-depresi6n que nos hace perder
todo el control sobre nuestras vidas.
El- curso subray6 repetidamente
que las personas son responsables de
sus propios sentimientos. Si alguien
hace algo que a usted no le gusta,
dice Braddock, usted debe decidir
c6mo reaccionar, lo cual al mismo
tiempo afecta nuestros sentimientos.
Por ejemplo, si un hombre que esta
sentado a su lado en una secci6n de
no fumar en un avi6n enciende un
cigarrillo, usted puede optar por no
decir nada y sufrir resentimiento
interior y tal vez preocupaci6n por
su salud, o usted puede pedirle que
no fume, explicandole que esa es un
area de no fumar. Si el senior rehusa
dejar de fumar, explica Braddock,
entonces "el turno le toca a usted".y
es su decision y su derecho no decir
nada, enojarse o responder en forma

calmada, tal vez informando el
incident a una azafata.
Braddock sefiala-que la reacci6n
de los demAs puede tambien de-
.terminar c6mo se percibe a si mismo
y que con frecuencia las conclu-
siones que uno saca son incorrectas.
Present el ejemplo de una secre-
taria que compete various errors de
mecanografia en un document
important lo cual provoca regaios
de su jefe. La secretaria puede
sentirse como una persona incom-
petente e in6til que no merece.una
posici6n de responsabilidad. En
realidad, explica Braddock, la ver-
dad no tiene nada que ver con la
clase de persona que es la secretaria,
.mas bien que-su mecanografia
necesita mejorar.
Una persona tiene el derecho de
reconocer sus errors o limitaciones
y tomar las medidas correctivas que
haya a lugar. El castigarse a si
mismo inftilmente es auto des-
tructivo e invita a otros a hacer lo
La clave del positivismo, dice
Braddock, es ser honest, aun
cuando se preocupa de no herir los
sentimientos de alguien. Las per-
sonas agradecen y respetan la
opinion honest de una persona. Si
le dice a un amigo que su corbata es
atractiva cuando en realidad esta
pensando cuAn fea es, ese amigo
resentira su deshonestidad cuando
se entered de la verdad.
"Si no le dice a las personas lo que
quiere,.j,c6mo espera que lo sepan?",
pregunta Braddock. Por ejemplo, si
una mujer se siente lastimada
porque su esposo "dehera saber" lo
que ella quiere o necesita, pero no lo
sabe, el resultado es con frecuencia
el desirere. Cuando el esposo
piegunta "iqu& sucede?", ella res-
ponde friamente, "nada". Los malos
sentimientos y el resentimiento
aumentan y la situaci6n puede
estallar en algo fuera de proporci6n.
El ser positive significa ser honest y
expresar las necesidades de uno.
Una de las fases mas interesantes
del curso fue la explicaci6n de
Braddock sobre cuatro mitos que
con frecuencia impiden a las per-
sonas ser positivas.
El primer mito es que debemos ser
modestos, que todo lo demas es
vanidad. Braddock consider que
las personas no deberan disculparse
por lo que son. "iPor qu6",
(Continta en la pdgina 4)




Pagina 2

Mayo 29, 1981


Campamento de verano de
las Muchachas Guias

/ El Club Cavaliers
Celebra Dia del Padre
El p6blico en general estA invitado
a celebrar el Dia del Padre suman-
dose al Dia de Degustaci6n de
Champan el domingo 21 de junio a
partir de las 5 p.m. en el YMCA de
Crist6bal. La m6sica sera ame-
nizada por Willie Reina y se solicita
una donaci6n de $6 a los asistentes.
Para reservaciones, los residentesen
el sector Pacifico pueden llamar al
52-4583 6 24-6251 y los del sector
Atlantico al 45-3974, 45-3698, 45-
0270 6 42-2372.

Club de Buzos de
El Club de Buzos de Balboa
ofrecerA un program de "buceo en
naufragios" el 3 dejunio en el Sal6n
Falc6n, del Club de Oficiales de
Albrook. El buzo professional Ro-
bert lanham sera el orador invitado.
No se pierda esta oportunidad de
aprender sobre la bfsqueda y rescate
de artefactos, tesoros y otros objetos
en naufragios. El pfrblico en general
esta invitado.

Fiesta de jubilaci6n
En el Club de Oficiales de
Albrook se efectuara el viernes 12 de
junior una fiesta de jubilaci6n en
honor a Rose Brogie, del Ramo de
Tesoreria. El precio de los boletos es
de $8.50 por persona, e incluye la
cena y el regalo. Para reservaciones
Lame a Marge Foster al 52-7957 o a
Mary Diaz al 52-3164 a mas tardar el
5 de junior.

Festival Elks
El festival annual de vacaciones
auspiciado por la Logia 1414
B.P.O.E. de la Zona del Canal en la
sede de la Logia Elks de Balboa. Se
servirA un"buffet tipico panameifo",
y despu6s el Cuarteto Garcia ameni-
zara el festival. Para reservaciones
los interesados deberan comunicar-
se con el Gerente del Club, Don
Phillips, tel6fono 52-4094. Se pue-
den obtener los boletos de los Elks
Phillips Bonk, Joe Maravilla, Al
Graham, Bill Aiello, DeWitt Myers
y Don Phillips.

Desfile del Shrine
El Templo Abou Saad efectuara
un divertido desfile mafiana sabado
a partir de las 9:30 a.m. para dar la
bienvenida a los nuevos miembros,
entretener al p'blico en general y
recorder a la gente los diversos
proyectos comunales que llevan a
cabo los Shriners todos los afios. El
desfile incluira los famosos carros
patrullas, los .payasos Shriner y
otras unidades.
La parada comenzard en la Calle
La Boca, girara hacia la izquierda en
la Avenida Balboa y continuara por
esta avenida hasta la Avenida
Campamento de verano
del YMCA
Se invita a todos los nifos del rea
entire los cuatro y diez afios de edad a
participar en los campamentos de
verano ofrecidos por el YMCA de
Balboa. Todos los campamentos
programados se efectuaran de 9 a.m.
a 12 m. los dias de la semana y
durarAn dos semanas.
El primer campamento comenza-
rd el 15 de junior y ha sido titulado
"Barcos y Botes". El tema del
segundo campamento es"El Mundo
en Papel" y comenzara el 29 de
junior. El 13 de julio comenzara el
campamento "Su Comunidad", y el
iltimo campamento, titulado "In-
dios de Panama", comenzara el 27
de julio.
Durante los campamentos, los
nifios seran divididos en grupos por
edad. Estos son, los pequefios de
cuatro y cinco afios, seis y siete afios,
ocho afios, y de nueve y diez afios.
Los nifios tendran la oportunidad
de practicar artes y artesanias,
actividades en el gimnasio y tomar
classes de nataci6n ofrecidas por la
Cruz Roja. Ademas, el primer
viernes de cada campamento inclui-
ra una excursion relacionada con el
lema del respective campamento. Se
hallan abiertas las inscripciones
para todos los campamentos en el
YMCA de Balboa. Para mayor
informaci6n lame al YMCA al 52-
2839 6 52-2759.

Ain estan abiertas las inscripcio-
nes para los tres campamentos que
patrocinan las Muchachas Guias de
los Estados Unidos y PanamA. Cada
campamento se efectuara de lunes a
viernes de 9 a.m. a 2:30 p.m. El
primero se realizarA del 22 al 26 de
junio en la Base A6rea de Howard.
Entire el 13 y el 17 dejulio se realizara
otro campamento en el Campamen-
to del Caribe, en Gat6n, y el iltimo
se verificara del 27 al 31 dejulioen el
Area del Bohio de Albrook.
Para ser eligible para participar
en estos campamentos, las mucha-
chas deben ser estadounidenses o
dependientes de ciudadano estado-
unidense y cursar del primero al
noveno grado en el pr6ximo period
Los asistentes al campamento
podrAn participar en excursions,
artesanias, juegos, cantar, cocinar al
aire libre y en otras actividades asi
como reunirse con,nuevas amista-
des. La cuota para participar en
cada campamento es de $5 para las
muchachas guias y $6 para las que
no sean muchachas guias.
Para mayor informaci6n, comu-
niquese con la oficina de M uchachas
Guias ubicada en el Edificio 806,
Albrook, tel6fono 86-2470.
Taller de autos
El Taller de Autom6viles de
Albrook esta ofreciendo ahora
identificaci6n de daiios de aire
acondicionado los lunes y viernes.
Se atendera por cita, admiti6ndose
en cada fecha un mAximo de tres
personas. Se cobrara una cuota.
Para mayor informaci6n y para
efectuar citas Ilame al 86-2463.
El Taller tambi6n ofrecerA una
charla instructive sobre la repara-
ci6n y ajuste de frenos hoy a partir
de las 6 p.m . La clase incluirA
t6cnicas en reparaci6n y ajuste de
sistemas de frenos de disco y de
tambor. El cupo tambi6n esti
limitado para este curso. Para
inscribirse Ilame al-Taller, al 86-

Exhibici6n de gimnasia
La Divisi6n de Servicios Recrea-
tivos de la Comisi6n del Canal de
Panama esta patrocinando una
exhibici6n de Gimnasia Juvenil, a
efectuarse mafiana a partir de las 9
a.m. en el gimnasio superior de la
Escuela Secundaria de Balboa.
AdemAs de los gimnastas del
Program de Gimnasia Juvenil y
grupos del YMCA y de Fuerte
Clayton participaran gimnastas de
Panama. Ha sido invitado un.
equipo masculine dirigido por Vic-
tor Galeano, Presidente de la
Federaci6n de Gimnastas de Pana-

Julia Smith recibe 7
con satisfacci6n
la beca de la Liga ( -
Nacional de
Mujeres Literatas *
de America, Inc.,
de manos de la
President del
Comite de Becas,
Neita Weise, en
reciente reunion
de "la "
organizaci6n. Una
estudiante de
artes, Julia
proyecta ingresar .
a la Universidad -
del Canal de .

El conocido artist Al Sprague
presentara una exposici6n de obras
suyas el junio a partir de las 8
p.m., en el Museo de Arte Contem-
poraneo, ubicado en el antiguo
Templo Mas6nico de Anc6n.

Sea Boy Scout
i,Desea ser Exiilorador? Incorp6-
rese a la Tropa 20. Pueden hacerlo
los nifios de 11 afios o que hayan
concluido su quinto grado. Durante
el verano, la Tropa 20 se reunira los
primeros y terceros miercoles de
cada mes. Para mayor informaci6n,
Ilame a Fred Warner al 82-3220.

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.

Curso de buceo
El YMCA de Balboa esta ofre-
ciendo un curso basico de buceo, a
cargo de Ren6 G6mez. Se entrega-
ran certificados del YMCA, NAUI,
PADI, CMAS. o LACO al concluir
este interesante curso de cuatro
semanas de duraci6n, que comienza
el 10 de junior con classes los lunes,
mi6rcoles y viernes de 6:30 a 8:30
p.m. EL curso incluye sesiones
te6ricas y practices en piscina, asi
como dos sesiones de buceo en el
Oc6ano AtlAntico, en Portobelo.
Las matriculas estan abiertas. Para
mayor informaci6n, Ilame al YMCA
de Balboa al 52-2839 o 52-2759.

Profesores de idiomas
El Centro Cultural Panamefio-
Norteamericano necesita profesores
calificados de ingl6s y espafiol para
clibrir necesidades de su program
de expansion. Para mayor informa-
ci6n, Ilame a los tel6fonos 25-5091 6
25-5058 de 8 a 12 m. y de 2 a 7 p.m.,
de lunes a viernes.

Club de Operarios
El Club de Operarios celebrara el
Dia del Padre brindando un ho-
menaje al professor Saturnin Maug6
el 21 dejunio a partirde las 5 p.m. en
el Club NAutico Caribe. La' m6sica
sera amenizada por el maestro
Victor Boa y el Combo los Her-
manos Duncan. El festival se
prolongarA hasta las 2 a.m. y el Club
esta recibiendo mensajes para ser
transmitidos en ocasi6n del Dia del
Padre. Para mayor informaci6n
llame a Courtney Thomas al 47-
6330, a Percy Small al 47-3894, a
David Sterling al 47-7649, a Camilo
Livingston al 47-7756 o a Julio
McCall al 45-0254.

Clases de espafiol
El YMCA de Balboa esta ofre-
ciendo dos cursos para principiantes
y dos para intermedios. Uno de los
cursos para principiantes tendra
lugar los lunes y miercoles a las 6
p.m., comenzando el � dejunio, y el
otro serA los martes y jueves a las
8:30 a.m., comenzando el 2 dejunio.
Los cursos para intermedios se
dictarin los lunes y mi6rcoles a las
7:30 p.m., a partir del l�dejunio, ya
las 9:45 a.m. a partir del 2 dejunio.
Todos los cursos tienen tres meses
de duraci6n, enfocando principal-
mente el lenguaje social y de uso
diario. Las matriculas estan abiertas
en las oficinas del YMCA. Para
mayor informaci6n Ilame al 52-2839
6 52-2759.


;j :tLr.~


Por segundo.aiio consecutive, el equipo de la Divisi6n de Mantenimiento gan6 el
campeonato de la liga de bola suave. Los jugadores Victor G6ndola, Lloyd Perkins
y Henry Douglas, bajo la hdbil direcci6n de Malcolm Brisset, fueron claves en este
nuevo 6xito del equipo. Los orgullosos ganadores son, desde la izquierda, George
Weeks, Victor G6ndola, Thomas Morrell, Henry Douglas, Reno Patrick, Ernesto
Mui6z, Elia Centeno, Patricia Bennet, Malcolm Bisset, Fernando Martinez,
Walford Archer, Ivdn Insturain, Wayne Richards, Alexander James y Joel Tappin.

Un decimo lugar al concluir la temporada de la liga de bola suave s61o da lugarpara
ir hacia arriba. Y eso es precisamente lo que buscard el equipo novato de la Divisi6n
de Ingenieria en la pr6xima temporada. Mejor aun, el ambicioso director Tomds "El
Indio" Drohan espera poder desplazar nada menos que al equipo campe6n de la
Division de Mantenimiento. Los jugadores son, desde la izquierda, Charles
Robison, Germdn Flores, Charles Robison Jr., Walter Bottin, Jorge Alemdn,
Drohan, Robert Flumach, Sim6n "El Diablo" Villalobos, James Ball, Carlos Fong,
Rafael Spalding y Patricio Lyew. De rodillas aparece Leonel Diaz.



M... 29J , 1981 S


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La Cuarta Competencia Anual de Rev6lver
de la Divisi6n de Protecci6n al Canal se
efectu6 recientemente en el Poligono de
Caimito, en el sector Pacifico. Una ardua
competencia individual y por equipos produjo
marcas jamds alcanzadas. Los participants
del Atl6ntico acumularon para ganar 5,293
puntos, casi 800 sobre el record anterior.
Los resultados de la competencia fueron:
campe6n maestro y de altura, Reuben
Carvajal; subcampedn maestro, Kenneth
Parsons; campe6n expert, William Price;
subcampe6n expert, Richard Williams; cam-
pe6n en precision, Jimmy Fairchild; sub-
campe6n en precision, Edwin David; campe6n
de tiro al blanco, Santiago Williams, subcam-
pe6n de tiro al blanco, Bernal Wilson y premio
por mala suerte, Bernardo Archibald.
Mds de 400 personas, incluyendo esposas,
hijos y amigos de los competidores asistieron a
este certamen. Ademds de la competencia, los
asistentes disfrutaron de una deliciosa comi-
da, refrescos, mzsica, baile y diversiones para
todas las edades.

Rueben Carvajal (izquierda), compare su felicidad por el triunfo
con el Mediador de la Comisi6n Georges Bouchd.

Alberto L. Brown limpia y revisa su revolver poco
antes de que se inicie la competencia.

Los guardias de seguridad Alfredo Hdctor (izquierda) y Kenneth Parsons revisah los blancos antes
de la pr6xima ronda.

: .�� . . .
Luther Caddl (izquierda), Kenneth Parsons y Alfredo
Hector preparan un blanco.

Kenneth Parsons baila con su Un cantante de mrsica del oeste
esposa, Raquel, quien no oculta interpreta alegre mdsica, mien-
su admiraci6n por T. tras observa las incidencias en
la pista de bailey.

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Despuds del torneo viene la celebraci6n. Desde la
izquierda, Charles Morris, Carlos Hooker, Rueben
Carvajal y Roger Rios ganan puntos tambien en
esta actividad.


-5I. - *.

Para no dejarse superar por los adults, los j6venes
participaron en diversas competencias, incluyendo
este duelo de fuerza ente dos bandos.

Fotos por Kevin Jenkins

El instructor de la Divisi6n de Protecci6n al Canal
Paul Darcy se toma un descanso para conversar con
el invitado especial del Comando, Sgto. Mayor Henry
T. Belton, del Centro Especial de Operaciones
Militares en Fuerte Bragg, Carolina del Norte.

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El camar6grafo Paul Evans del Ramo de Artes
Grdficas recoge en pelicula toda la diversion.


Mayo 29 1981



Pigina 3



Lista de Posiciones -


Mayo 29, 1981

Salario base
drea de
Asistente en Administraci6n de Edificios.
LN-7 (Se require licencia de conductor) . $9,339.20
Mecan6grafo(a), LN-31 .................. $6,718.40
Mecan6grafo(a). LN-2/4'
(Bilinglie) ................... $6.344.00/$7,196.80
Ayudante de Operador de Grtia, LM-5
(Se require saber nadar).................. $3.20
Guardia, LN-2/4 (Se require saber ingles)
(Se require saber nadar)..... $6,344.00/$7,196.80
MecAnico de Instrumentos, LM-lI ............ $4.93
Pasacables, LM-4
(Se require saber nadar).................. $3.08
Ayudante de Mecanico Tornero, LM-5 ....... $3.20
Aceitero (Planta Flotante), LM-8
(Se require saber nadar).................. $3.81
Botero, LM-5 (Temporal--Miximo
de 7 meses) (Se require
saber nadar) .............................. $3.20
Conserje, LM-1 (Temporal--Hasta
1 1-9-81) ................................. $2.90
Tkcnico(a) en Ingenieria, LN-4
(Se require licencia de conducir)
(Temporal--MAximo de un aio) ........ $7,196.80
Instructor(a), LN-9 Cursos de Adiestramiento
(Espafiol, Conversaci6n) (Temporal-
Miximo de un afio) ...... ........... $11,606.40


Svcs. Comunales
Relaciones Ind.
Protecci6n Canal

Svcs. Comunales



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lio tes

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Forms do 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 siete (7) dias calendarios despu6s de
la fecha de esta publicaci6n. Los requisites pueden revisarse en la Biblioteca y Museo: Pueden
obtenerse mis informes en el Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones, tel6fonos 52-3583,52-7996 6
Solicitantes con Condici6n de Carrera: Las solicitudes de los candidates con
condiei6n de carrera serin consideradas solamente si no hay otros solicitantes en la list de
Reempleo Prioritario.
Solicitantes con Impedimentos Fisicos: Las personas aptas que tengan
impediments fisicos pueden llamar o visitor al Coordinador del Programa para la Colocaci6n
de Personas Impedidas a fin de ser asesoradas con respect a las vacantes que aparecen arriba.
La oficina del Coordinador esti situada en el Edificio 366, Anc6n, tel6fono 52-7867.
Consideraci6n de Reascenso: Los empleados que pasaron a grades inferiores a causa
de reducci6n de personal tendran derecho automiticamente a consideraci6n preferencial para
su reascenso a cualquiera de las siguientes vacantes permanentes para la cual sean id6neos. No
obstante, como double verificaci6n, los empleados que creen tener derecho a tal consideraci6n
preferencial deberan solicitar las vacantes en las cuales esten interesados e indicar en su
solicitud que fueron colocados en grades inferiores debido a reducci6n de personal. La
consideraci6n de candidates para reascenso tendrl lugar antes de proceder a Ilenar la posici6n
mediante el process competitive.
Igualdad de Oportunidades de Empleo: Todo solicitante apto recibir6
consideraci6n para los empleos sin distinci6n de raza. religion, color, origen national, sexo,
edad, partidarismo y afiliaci6n political, impediment fisico. o cualquier otro factor que no sea
de mdrito. Debera someterse una solicitud por separado para cada uno de los empleos que
aparecen en la list.

*Los salarlos base indicados arriba, son los salaries iniclales para los empleados contratados en la
Repdblica de Panami par primer vez despuis del 7 de octubre de 1979. Estos salaries, con excepci6n de
aquellos dentificados como de oficios crlticos, serin ajuslados de acuerdo con la Base de Sueldos del Area del
Canal o con la Base de Sueldos de los Estados Unidos, segun la elegibllidad del solicitante escogido. A la base
de sueldo de los cludadanos estadounidenses elegibles se le afladiri an diferenclal tropical. Ademis, se le
anadiri un Incentivo para la contratacd6ny retenci6n de personal al salarlo base applicable de los empleados
contratados fuera de la Repfblica de PanamA.
SEl solicitante deberi Ilenar un formulario done certifique puede escribir a miquina a una velocidad
minima de cuarenta palabras por minute (40 ppm).
'AEA-Adiestramiento de Empleados Admitistrativos.

A obtener certificados para deportes

Los estudiantes que proyecten
participar en actividades deportivas
y relacionadas con deportes de las
Escuelas del Departamento de De-
fensa para el afio lectivo que se
extiende deagostode 1981 ajuniode
1982, deben recorder que se exige un
examen fisico para deportes. Las
citas para estos eximenes deben
tramitarlas lo miis pronto possible.

Ello es particularmente important
para los atletas que participen en
futbol, ya que la practice de este
deported comienza a principios del
aflo lectivo.
Las citas en el sector Pacifico
deberdn hacerlas en la Clinica
PediAtriea del Hospital Gorgas del
Ejdrcito, tel6fonos 52-7275, 52-7191
r 52-7216.
Antes de ir a la cita para el
examen, el interesado debe Ilenar y
firmar algunos formularios. Un
paquete informative que contiene
dichos formularios puede ser reti-
rado en las enfermerias de las
escuelas secundarias de Balboa o
Curund6 desde ahora hasta el 12 de
junior. Despu6s de esta fech'a, los

paquetes informativos pueden ser
obtenidos en las oficinas adminis-
trativas de la Escuela Secundaria de
Para la comunidad del Atlantico,
los paquetes estin disponibles en la
clinic de la Escuela Secundaria de
Crist6bal. Las citas para examenes
para deportees o escultismo deberin
tramitarse a trav6s de la Clinica de la
familiar en el Hospital Coco Solo del
Ej6rcito, comunicandose con el
m6dico de la familiar. Si una persona
no tiene un m6dico regular, podra
hacer cita para el examen fisico para
deportes. Los nimeros para hacer
estas citas son 46-2631 d 46-2673.

Vacantes para guardias en
Div. de Protecci6n al Canal
La Divisi6n de Protecci6n al
Canal anuncia que se hallan dis-
ponibles vacantes de Guardias en
adiestramiento LN-2, para las cuales
no se require experiencia. Despues
de cumplir los dos afios de experien-
cia, los guardias alcanzarin el grado
LN-4. Hay tambi6n oportunidadaes
de hacer carrera en el campo de la
seguridad dentro de la Divisi6n de
Protecci6n al Canal, mediante el
ascenso gradual desde la posici6n de
Guardia LN-4 hasta puestos de
supervision incluyendo el de Primer
Guardia, LN-5; Asistente, Jefe de la
Guardia, LN-6; yJefede la Guardia,
LN-7. Para mayor informaci6n, los
interesados deberan comunicarse
con la Sra. Edilma Rodriguez,
Ramo de Empleo y Colocaciones,
telefono 52-7996.

Foto por Kevin Jenkins

La detective Hargraves, interpretada por Jane McColl, a la izquierda, escucha al professor
McMertrue, interpretado por Shannon Blumer, mientras canta "Every Sentence Must Be Complete"
en la obra de suspense que presentan los alumnos de Arlene Larke, del cuarto grado de la Escuela
Primaria de Balboa. Los padres acudieron a observer la variedad de sustantivos, pronombres,
verbos y adjetivos, para no mencionar las conjunciones, preposiciones e interjecciones, que
Ilevaban los actors, y-a buscar y encontrar la parte de la frase que falta.

Positivismo Creativo (Viene delay pdgina I)

pregunta, "una mujer usa su vestido
mis atractivo a fin de lucir bien, y
entonces, cuando le dicen un cum-
plido por su apariencia, responded
que el vestido lo compr6 en un
baratillo o que era lo inico que tenia
para ponerse?"
Braddock opina que una persona
debera agradecer un cumplido y
decirlo, sin ofrecer excusas o ex-
plicaciones ya que tales excusas y
explicaciones implican que la opi-
ni6n de la otra persona es sin valor.


* Se avisa a las personas
interesadas en obtener servicios
de notaria en la Agencia Consu-
lar de los Estados Unidos en
Crist6bal que el servicio se esta
ofreciendo inicamente los mar-
tes yjueves, cuando se encuentra
el funcionario consular.

* El Comit6 Asesor de Resi-
dentes de Margarita se reunird el
mi6rcoles 3 de junio a partir de
las 7 p.m. en el sal6n de reuniones
del Centro de Servicio de Marga-
rita. Los oradores para la ocasi6n
serin Andrew Lim, director de
Actividades para Dependientes
Juveniles del sector Atlantico,
quien expondri sobre el pro-
grama recreativo de verano, y
Eugene Roberts, especialista en.
recreaci6n, quien hablara sobre
el program de verano en el
Atlantico de la Divisi6n de
Servicios Recreativos. Se invita a
asistir a todos los residents. Se
serviran refrescos.

Eleccidn especial en Ohio
El pr6ximo mes se efectuardin
elecciones especiales en Ohio y
Misisipi para Ilenar vacantes en la
CAmara de Representantes.
Los residents del Cuarto Distrito
del Congreso en Ohio elegirAn un
candidate del puesto que qued6
vacant tras la muerte de Tennyson
Guyer. La elecci6n general del
nuevo congresista se efectuarA el 25
de junio.
Los electores del Cuarto Distrito
del Congreso de Misisipi irAn a las
urias el 23 de junio para escoger su
representante para llenar la curul
dejada vacant por Jon Hinson.
Mayor informaci6n sobre estas
elecciones y las solicitudes de
tarjetas postales para votar y para
inscribirse pueden obtenerse en la
Secci6n Consular de los Estados
Unidos en la Avenida Balboa y la
Calle 40. en la Oficina Consular de
Diablo, o en la Agencia Consular de

El segundo mito se refiere a la
obligaci6n. Braddock ilustra este
mito con las expresiones: "Si eres
amigo mio, cuidards a mis hijos esta
semana", o "si me amas, irds a la
fiesta". Asumimos frecuentemente
que determinada condici6n nos
quita el derecho a disentir y decir
"no" aunque el cumplir con la
solicitud pudiera ser un verdadero

Ser positive, dice Braddock,
significa ser libre para decir "si" pero
tambi6n para decir "no", si esa es la
decision que "le da resultados". El
aceptar hacer algo que no queremos
porque nos sentimos obligados,
invita al resentimiento. La otra
persona no le hizo decir que "si",
usted lo dijo.

Braddock expuso otro mito sobre
la obligaci6n. "Algunas personas
arreglan las cosas de manera que
usted se sienta endeudado con
ellos", dice. Los padres de familiar.
que recuerdan constantemente a sus
hijos ya crecidos sobre lo much que
hicieron por ellos y por lo tanto
esperan que los hijos hagan todo lo

que los padres soliciten, son un
No hay nada malo en sentir
agradecimiento y ayudar, explica
Braddock, pero el colocarse siempre
uno de iltimo, igual que las
necesidades y sentimientos, gene-
rarAn resentimiento. Sostenga su
derecho de ser ihdependiente, de
usar su tiempo como tenga a bien, de
tener una opinion y de rehusar una
solicitud, si fuere necesario.
Finalmente, Braddock mencioq6
el mito de que siempre debemos
preocuparnos por lo que piensen los
demis, aun si ello significa sufrir
interiormente antes que decir la
verdad. Cuando no decimos la
verdad, la ansiedad que result y la
tension interior pueden ser lo
suficientemente several como para
manifestarse en problems fisicos
tales como ilceras o hasta dolores de
Braddock explica que cuando se
dice la verdad, la ansiedad sobre lo
que pensarin los otros, desapa-
recera. Tal vez no siempre sea
popular por decir la verdad, pero las
personas lo respertarsn por su

Distribuyen manuales de transito

Los arrendatarios de buzones en
los correos militares recibirin pr6xi-
mamente versions en ingl6s del
Manual de Informaci6n del Tran-
sito de Panama. Se distribuiri una
copia gratis del manual a cada
familiar de los empleados estadouni-
denses de la Comisi6n del Canal de
Panama, el Departamento de De-
fensa y personal military en servicio

El la Repfblica de
Panama ha traducido al idioma
ingl6s el manual del trdnsito y esti
distribuyendo copias gratis de con-
formidad con el Acuerdo de Instru-
mentaci6n del Tratado del Canal de

La Repdblica de Panama normal-
mente exige que cada solicitante de
licencia para conducir vehiculos a
motor compare el manual en las
oficinas de expedici6n de licencias.
En el future, los nuevos conductores
y personas que renueven sus licen-
cias y que no posean el manual
vigente deberan adquirir la copia
respective, de acuerdo con las
Cada conductor con licencia
deberd revisar el manual y familiari-
zarse con las regulaciones de trAnsi-
to, expedici6n de licencias y registro
de vehiculos de PanamA. Dedicar
unos minutes a ello podria evitarle
multas y otros problems con las
autoridades del transito de Panami.

Spillway del Canal de Panama
Administrador de la Comisidn del Canal

Jefa de Informacidn P hblica 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 mediodia deljueves anterior a su publicaci6n. Despu6s de esa fecha
s61o se aceptaran noticias oficiales de urgencia. Subscripci6n annual: correo ordinario $6;
correo ordinario, para estudiantes $4; correo afreo $19. Envlese cheque o giro postal favor de
The Panama Canal Commission y dirigido a: Oficina de Informaci6n del Canal de Panama,
APO Miami 34011.

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