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:
July 23, 1982
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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Gift of the Panama Canal Museum QANAL ZONE COLLEGE LIBRARY

Old mules made like new" ;B

Imagine a towing locomotive team under Mechanical Super-
with no motors, without any %i'or Edward Colin and Leader
wheels to hold it onthe tracks, with Marcelino Gordon ,s checking the
no windlasses to connect it by lines moior and breaking s sirems hule
to the ships, with few pipes and another team. under citing g Elec-
even fewer electrical wires. This is irical Super isor Da id Me- .. , ".
the condition of towing locomo- Conaughes and Leader Guillermo g '' i
tive number 47, now parked in the Angulo. check' all electrical lys- _ ,,'
Miraflores locomotive shed. terns
After approximately 18 years of Once the Irame *s cleaned.
service, the Canal "mule" is reared, and repiped. it \ill recent e
undergoing a total rehabilitation a fresh coat 01 paint New or
.which will put it in like-new (C.n uIt l na r 4)1
condition. The locomotive will be
improved through design changes
that have come about since it was
manufactured in the early 1960's,
making it more. Canal efficient
than when it was built.
According to Carlos A. Alvara-
do, Locks Division Engineering
and Planning Section Chief, num-
ber 47 is the sixth Canal mule to
undergo such rehabilitation. By
rebuilding it rather than replacing
it, the Panama Canal Commission
is saving approximately two-thirds
of the over $1 million cost of a new
The program also gives the
Commission an opportunity to
study the locomotives and define
the best method for keeping them
in top working condition.
Under the guidance of H6ctor
Escoffery, Acting Industrial En-
gineer, several teams are hard at ...
work on the bare frame and
exposed systems of number 47. A

PCC seeks more local procuremei

According to General Services
Director Fred A. Cotton, the
majority of Panama Canal Com-
mission procurement of supplies
and services is done locally through
the Storehouse Division. All bid
solicitations for Commission re-
quirements are posted on a bulletin
board Building 28 of the
Balboa Industrial Area, where
Panamanian business representa-
tives can monitor the postings.
The Storehouse Division also
maintains a list .of firms in the
Republic of Panama that offer
goods or services required by the
Commission, and when a bid
solicitation is issued, the ap-
propriate firms on the list are
apprised by telephone or mail.
Firms interested in appearing on
the list must submit a "Bidders
Mailing List Application," which
is available at the Storehouse
Division on the third floor of
Building 28.
Commission procurements over
$10,000 are also published in The
Commerce Business Daily in the
United States, and local firms
interested "in doing business with
the Commission or other U.S.
government agencies are invited to
-subscribe to this daily publication.
In an ongoing effort to en-
courage more local procurement,
the Commission participated in a
joint seminar with the Department
of Defense last week for Pan-

amanian firms interested in doing
business with local U.S. govern-
ment agencies. The Commission
was represented by Mr. Cotton,
Michael S. Klipper, Storehouse
Division Chief, and several buyers
and contract specialists of the

Using an effective slide pre
tion, Commission represent
stated that the primary goal
Commission is to serve the
national community by ope
and maintaining an efficient
way. They went on to expla
(Continued on page 4)

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Photo by R. W. Benni
Sonia Valley of the Storehouse Division explains Coma
procurement policies and procedures to Panama businessman
Paz Rodriguez during last week's seminar in Panama City

Photos by R. W. Benninghoff
Looking like a heavy-duty hot rod under repair, the equipment above is
actually a windlass unit for connecting towing locomotives by lines to
locking ships. The unit was removed from Canal locomotive No. 47, at
left, uhich is being stripped down for cleaning and rehabilitation.
Working on the windlass unit are, from left, Machinist Helpers Jose
Ibarbe, Eduardo Vidal, Jost Fadlas, Eladio Pimentel, Gregorio Bran and
Tedfilo Rose Jr. Locomotive repairmen are, from left, Mr. Bran, Mr. Rose,
Mr. Fadias, Mr. Vidal, Machinist Helper Marcos Del Rio, and Mr. Ibarbe.

Atlantic personnel unit reduced

S Due to reduced force ceilings for
Fiscal Year 1983. several changes
% \ill he implemented at the Atlantic
S Peronnel Oflice regarding ,er-
ices pro,.lded to Commission
operating units and einplohees
_ Some changes hate already , gone
into effect and others are slated to
occur early in FY 1983.
Retirement counseling and the
processing of retirement applica-
tions will continue unchanged for
the balance of this calendar year.
Thereafter, the Atlantic-side office
y will continue to provide limited
retirement counseling, but all
982 retirement processing will be done
at the Pacific-side Employee Serv-
ices Branch.
S The Atlantic Position Classifi-
nt cation Unit will perform position
classification service for Atlantic
esenta- units of the Engineering and
tatives Construction and General Services
of the bureaus. Classification service for
inter- other units on the Atlantic side will
rating be provided by the Pacific Position
water- Classification Branch.
in that The Atlantic Employment and

District Court

Building turned

over to R.P.

According to Woodrow De
Castro, a promifinent Pahama City '
attorney, Panama's Maritime Court
will be located in the former U.S.
District Court Building in Ancon.
In a ceremony at the historic, 66-
year-old building at noon on
Wednesday, July 14, Panama
, ' Canal Commission Administrator
D. P. McAuliffe handed the
courthouse keys to Gonzalo Ro-
driguez Marquez, Chief Justice of
Panama's Supreme Court. Also at
the ceremony were U.S. Am-
bassador to Panama Ambler H.
Moss Jr.; Commission Deputy
Administrator Fernando Man-
S fredo Jr.; Jos6 Angel Noriega,
President of the Maritime Law
Association; Hernan Delgado, Pres-
nghoff ident of the Panama Bar Associa-
mission tion: and Mr. De Castro. Roy
Alberto Phillips. and other representatives
- of the Panama legal community.

Placement Unit %ill alho ser\e
specific illantic-side units In'
addition. an appointment sl lem
%ill be used to handle *.,si ors.
InquIries regarding pa\. lea..e and
Central E amining Ollice matterN
\ill be directed to appropriate
offices. Employees will be en-
couraged to discuss personnel
matters with their administrative
officers before seeking assistance
at the Personnel Office.
As of the first week of August
1982, the Atlantic Personnel Office
will be relocating to the premises
formerly occupied by the Cristobal
Housing Office in Room 100 of
Building 1105 in Cristobal.

Take note -
* Residents of Commission
housing areas are reminded
that removing and vandalizing
street and traffic signs are
serious infractions. The ab-
sence of correct and readable
directions can cause Guardia
Nacional and Bombero per-
sonnel to be delayed in re-
sponding to emergencies.
* The Panama Railroad has
announced that on Friday, July
30, normal train service will be
interrupted after the 5 a.m.
train from Panama to Colon.
Two special, early-morning
trains will provide free traps-
portation from Colqn to Pan-
ama for Atlantic-side residents
who wish to attend ceremonies
in Panama City marking the
anniversary of the death of
Gen. Omar Torrijos Herrera.
Normal train service will re-
sume with the 3:35 p.m. run
from Colon to Panama.
* The grand opening of the
Balboa YMCA hairdressing
salon will be at 8 a.m. to-
morrow, with free haircuts for
children under 12 who are
accompanied by a paying adult
customer. The offer is limited to
one child per customer and is
good until noon. A 20 percent
discount will also be offered to
military personnel with iden-
tification. Shoeshine services
will be available in a stand
adjacent to the salon.

More Than 67 Years of.Service o World Commerce

The Panama Canal Spillwa'

Friday, July 23, 1!

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July 23, 1982


Charlie Brown
takes the stage
Bruce Quinn, who usually plays
the role of director of the Com-
mission's Office of Equal Oppor-
tunity, will take on an additional
role from August 4 through 15,
when he will play the leading
character in the Theatre Guild's
production of "You're a Good
Man, Charlie Brown." Edward
Schwartz will direct the musical,
which is based on Charles M.
Schulz's widely read comic strip
Other members of the all-star
cast are Anita Payne as Lucy,
George Childers as Snoopy, Bev-
erly Valdez as Peppermint Patty,
Eddie Taylor as Schroeder; and
Mark Miller as Linus.
Reservations can be made by
calling 52-6786.

Youth Center
field trips
The Howard Youth Center is
sponsoring a number of field trips
for teenagers and preteenagers
within the next 2 weeks. On the
morning of Thursday, July 29,
preteenagers will go to the Corozal
Bakery, and that afternoon, they
will see the film, "The Building of
the Canal," at the Panama Canal
Commission Library. An all-day
trip to Taboga is planned for
teenagers on Saturday, July 31,
and youths ages 10 to 18 will go to
El Valle on Sunday, August I. For
more information, call the Youth
Center at 84-5615.

Tennis tournament
Get out and raise a racket-get
ready for the Third Annual Open
Tennis Tournament sponsored by
the Recreation Services Branch.
Running from July 31 through
August 8, the tournament will
feature class "A" and "B" com-
petition for both men and women.
All games will be at the Diablo
tennis courts.
To sign up, call Rogelio O.
Spencer on weekdays from 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. at 52-7967 or 52-3634 or
Javier P6rez at 52-2903 from 4 to 9
p.m. on weekdays or from 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. on Saturdays. For more
information, call Mr. Spencer.

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Photo by Arthur Pollack
Is this Bruce Quinn, director of the Commission's Office of Equal
Opportunity, or is it Charlie Brown, the "Peanuts" character created by
Charles M. Schulz? It's both! Mr. Quinn will lead the all-star cast in the
Theatre Guild's production of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown."

International School
announces opening
The International School of
Panama will open. in September,
subject to final authorization by
the Minister of Education. The
school will offer a fully bilingual
program for prekinder through
third grades, and it plans to add
one grade per year beginning in
Located at Avenida J. Duque
No. 32, La Cresta, Panama City,
the school's curriculum will use a
bilingual approach in the teaching
of language, reading, math, science,
social studies, arts, and physical
education. The schoolday will run
from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for
kindergarten through third grades,
while prekinder classes will meet
for a half day.
Registration is now open, and
application forms are available at
the school. For further informa-
tion, call Nancy Boss at 52-2491.
Stamp auction
,The Isthmian Collectors Club
will hold a at 7 p.m.
on I uesday, July 27, at the
Panama Canal Commission Train-
ing Center in Balboa Heights. All
stamp enthusiasts are welcome.
For more information, call Bob
Lanphear at 82-4635 after 5 p.m.

Greek cooking
The Valent Recreation Center is
planning to offer a class in Greek
cooking sometime in the near future.
Meeting dates and times will be for
the convenience of those interested in
taking the class. Prospective students
should call 87-6500 or 87-4201 to
state their preferences.

Photo by Arthur Pollack
D. P. McAuliffe, Administrator of the Panama Canal Commission, second from left, and Joseph J. Wood,
Director of the Office of Executive Administration, view the prowess of a group of young archers during a
recent visit to the Boy Scout camp on the grounds of the Panama Canal Commission's recreation site in

Cristobal YMCA offers classes
There will be classes galore at the Cristobal YMCA beginning in
August. In-addition to special, 4-week classes that are yet to be scheduled
in macram6 and beauty culture techniques, the following 6-week evening
classes will be offered:
Day Time Class
MTW 5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m ................ English (all levels)
MWTh 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m ................ Beginning Spanish
MWTh 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m ............... Advanced Spanish
MTTh 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m ................ Accounting
MTTh 8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m ................ Marketing
TTh 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m ................ Beginning Typing *
TTh 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m ................ Beginning Shorthand *
MT 6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m ................ Merchandise Traffic Control *
All classes marked with an asterisk will begin on August 9. The
remainder of the classes require an interview to determine proficiency
level and placement. These interviews will be conducted from August 9 to
13, and classes will begin on August 16. Registration is now open, and
more information can be obtained by calling 45-6868.

CPR instructor training
A course to train Cardio-
Pulmonary Reguscitation (CPR)
instructors will be given by the
Engineering and Construction Bu-
reau from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
on August 3 and 4, in Room 10 of
the Administration Building. The
course is restricted to a maximum
of six employees, to be nominated
by their respective divisions or
branches. Additional instructor-
training and general CPR classes
will be offered later in the year. For
information, call Safety Officer R.
M. Brunson at 52-7575.

Defensive driving course
The Engineering and Construc-
tion Bureau will offer a defensive
driving course from 7:30 to 11:30
a.m. on August 10 and 11, in
Room 10 of the Administration
Building. R. M. Brunson, the
bureau's Safety Officer, says a
maximum of 25 employees will be
selected from a list of nominees
submitted by the various branches
and divisions of the Commission.
To obtain further information or
to submit nominations, call Mr.
Brunson at 52-7575 no later than
July 30.

These students from
the University of
Panama Technological
Institute are part of a
group of 50 who
donned.hard hats,
recently for a tour of
the Panama Canal
Commission Industrial
Division. The tour was
directed by Plant
Engineer Alberto
Cohen, right. Other
plant personnel taking
part in the tour were
Merton Oglivie and
Rugico Rocha.

Photo by
Rodolfo E. Martinez

Spot Bid Sale
The Defense Property Disposal
Office-Panama will conduct a
Spot Bid Sale on August 3 at
Building 745, Corozal. Customers
may inspect property from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. on July 27 through
August 2. Registration of bidders
will begin at 7 a.m. on the day of
the sale. Among the items included
in' the sale are household furniture,
office machines, automotive parts,
televisions, tarpaulins, wardrobes,
signal generators, and doors.

Technical tour
of Madden Dam
The Electrical and Electronic
Engineers Institute (IEEE) of
Panama has made arrangements
for a tour of the Madden Dam and
hydroelectric plant. Rene Van
Hoorde, Acting Chief of the
Electrical Division, will lead the
tour and give a briefing on the
rewinding and uprating work
being done on the second gen-
erator to undergo this procedure.
The visit will take place from 9
a.m. to noon. Saturday, July 31,
and participation will be limited to
15 persons. Reservations can be
made by calling Marco A. Chen at

Nova seeks language
program administrator
Dr. Martin C. Taylor, director
of Nova University, has an-
nounced that the school is ac-
cepting applications for the
position of administrator of the
English language program. The
program is designed to improve
English language capabilities of
,non-native speakers.
Candidates for the position
must have a master's degree-
preferably in teaching English as a
second language, education, or
modern languages-and must be
able to communicate in Spanish
and English at all levels. Heavy
emphasis will be placed on the
ability to design curriculum and on
administrative capabilities. The
university is seeking a person who
recognizes and demonstrates the
utilization of language skills in all
types of communication.
Applications should be sent
immediately to Nova University,
P.O. Box 3318, Balboa, Panama.

Teen disco
The Albrook Youth Center has
announced that it will have a disco
party from 9 p.m. until midnight
on Saturday, July 24. Youths ages
13 to 19 are invited to attend.

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July 23, 1982


Ecuador, a colorful land of contrasts, exports more than the Panama hat

Although they are made in
Ecuador, Panama hats bear the
name of this country because they
were first distributed for sale in
large quantities here. The high-
quality straw hats are undoubtedly
the most well-known, but they are
certainly not the only Ecuadorian
products that have gone over big in
Panama. The selection may be
considerably smaller and the prices
are considerably higher but vendors
in Stevens' Circle in Balboa, the
"Four-way Stop" on the Atlantic
side, Panama City's tourist shops,
and other places where handicraft
goods are sold sport much of the
same merchandise that draws
hundreds of tourists to the world-
famous Ecuadorian Otavalo market
every Saturday morning.
Located 111 kilometers north-
northwest of the capital city of
Quito. the market features wall-
hangings, clothing, wood carvings,
baskets, leather goods, and a host
of other articles, the most notable
of which are the woolen products
made by the Otavalo Indians.
These Indians have passed their
artistry through family lines for
generations, yet they have only
lately begun to market their wares
on a large scale in what has rapidly
become a very lucrative business
and a source of income for many.
But, as is the case in most
developing nations, it is agricul-

ture, rather than artistry, that
employs and feeds the greatest
number of people. Until recently,
Ecuadorian exports were almost
entirely agricultural products, such
as bananas, coffee, rice, and cacao.
The discovery of oil has. however,
brought about widespread change,
and the highly sought-after com-
modity is now not only the
principal export, it is also proving
to be a major factor in the
country's modernization and
Ecuador is the Spanish word for
equator, the country having been
napned for the imaginary lati-
tudinal line that transects it. While
one might normally expect scorch-
ing tropical heat to characterize
the climate, the presence of the
Andes mountain chain makes
certain areas quite chilly. Covering
only 116,270 square miles of
territory, the country is a land of
amazing contrast, with everything
from semidesert lands, to tropical
jungles, to snow-capped moun-
tains falling within its borders.
Geographically speaking, Ecua-
dor can be divided into four
distinct areas. With about 43
percent of the nation's 7 million
people, the hot and gummy coastal
strip is the location of Guayaquil,
the financial and economic pivot
of the country. The mountainous
Andean highlands contain about

55 percent of the population and
the beautiful capital city of Quito,
along with one of the world's
greatest concentrations of vol-
canoes, including Mount Coto-
paxi, which at 19,498 feet above
sea level, is the world's highest
active volcano. Covering about
half the land area and having only
about 1.5 percent of the popula-
tion, the dense Oriente jungle has
been largely unpenetrated by civ-
ilization until oil was discovered
there. The Galapagos Islands,
which were made famous by
Charles Darwin in the 1830's, lie
about 600 miles off the mainland
and are a wildlife sanctuary for a
number of unusual plant and
animal species.

Very little of Ecuador's history is
known from before the Inca
civilization began its expansion in
the second half of the 15th century.
The Incas remained in power in
Ecuador for over 50 years and their
influence has remained to this day.
The overwhelming majority of the
population are Indians or of
Indian descent and, although
Spanish is the official language, a
great number of these people still
speak the Inca tongue of Quechua.
When Pizarro and the Spanish
conquistadors came in search of
,gold, their way of life replaced the
Incas'. The Spaniards ruled the
land for nearly 300 years, until the
fever of revolution spread like
wildfire throughout the continent

under the dynamic South Amer-
ican patriot Sim6n Bolivar. It was
Antonio Jos6 de Sucre, one of
Bolivar's most trusted and able
officers, who won Ecuadorian
independence from Spain at the
Battle of Pichincha on May 24,
1822. Ecuador's basic monetary
unit, the sucre, bears the name of
this great soldier and politician.
Those who have the opportunity
to visit Ecuador are able to enjoy
the beautiful and interesting coun-
try and its delightful people first-
hand. Yet, because so many of the
native handicrafts have made their
way into local shops and homes,
we can all enjoy a part of the
country right here in Panama.

At left, 13-year-old Jaime Os-
valdo is already adept at the
art of weaving, a skill which
has passed through Indian
families for generations. The
process, lower left, involves
the use of woolen thread,
which is knotted onto a loom
and woven into a pattern.
Using only a mental picture as
a guide, an experienced
weaver can produce up to 11/2
tapestries daily. Below, two
Indian women at the Otavalo
market tend to business, while,
lower right, the children use
the time to enjoy themselves.
At right, a tourist examines
one of the tapestries at the
.* ". market, while a vendor in
SStevens' Circle, above, waits
for someone to admire his
large collection of Ecuadorian

Story and
photos by
Jennifer Jones

Page 3


July 23, 1982

August training courses slated

The schedule of Employee and
Management Development Branch
training courses that will be
offered to Commission employees
during the month of August is
provided below. Information on
contents, eligibility requirements
and prerequisites can be found in
the "Catalog of Training Courses,"
which is available in every office.
Those interested in and eligible
for a given course should notify
their bureau's training program
manager, who is responsible for
submitting nominations to the

Course Date
Moving On-Moving Up ........8/10-13
Image Seminar for Achieving
Your Potential ...............8/16-20
Labor Relations-for
Supervisors (OPM) ...........8/16-17
Introduction to Supervision
(Spanish) ................... 8/16-20
Labor Relations for
Supervisors (OPM) ..........8/18-19
Basic Labor Relations
(OPM) ......................8/23-27
Improved Service to the
Public ....................... 8/25-26
Personnel Management for
Supervisors ..................8/30-9/2

Employee and Management De-
velopment Branch by the suspense
dates shown. One week before
each course begins, the branch will
notify the training program man-
agers as to which nominees have
been selected.
Classes on the Pacific side will
be held at the Training Center
(Building 0600, Corozo Street.
Balboa Heights), and Atlantic-side
classes will meet at Building 1105
in Cristobal.
For more information or assist-

ance, call 52-3538.

8:30 a.m.- 4:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.-l 1:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.-l 1:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m..
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m..

Procurement (Continued

having cost-effective, quality goods
and services available is necessary
to meet this goal. They stressed
that the Canal organization has
been doing business in Panama for
years, and would like to do even
more in the future.
The Commission's presentation
was put -together by Gerald P.
Lavecchia and Carl Britton of the
Storehouse Division, and after it
was made, several division em-
ployees were available to discuss
business opportunities, procure-
ment procedures, and related
matters with those present. Hand-
outs containing detailed informa-
tion were also given out, and the
business representatives were en-
couraged to call the Storehouse
Division for an appointment should
they desire additional assistance.
Richard D. Morgan, Deputy
General Services Director and
Contracting Officer, reports that
the Canal organization has been
giving seminars of this type for a

number of years, a
have been highly suc
past. "The Commis
because we bring
pliers, which increase
arid lowers prices," h
pointed out that pro
whenever possible
business practice f
At the same tir
amanian firms bi
acquainted with bu
tunities available to
result, the whole
Panama stands to b

Suspense tion
July 27 P
August 2 A
August 2 P

reconditioned components, such
as motors, compressors, wind-
lasses, and traction units, will be
installed, and number 47 will be
ready to "hit the track." Those
components replaced will then
undergo a rehabilitation of their

Newly elected president of
the Cristobal-Colon Rotary
Club for the 1982-83 term,
Gilbert Sollas, Special
Representative of the
Administrator and the
Deputy Administrator of
the Panama Canal
Commission on the Atlantic
side, left, receives con-
gratulatory handshakes
from D. P. McAuliffe,
Administrator, right, and
Fernando Manfredo Jr.,
Deputy Administrator,
center. The Administrator
and Deputy Administrator
were also honored at the
July 10th Hotel Washington
Hyatt presidential installa-
tion with commemorative
plaques and honorary club
memberships in recognition
of their achievements in the
area of international
understanding, good will
and peace-tenets of the
Rotary International.

Photo by
Carlos A. Brown C.

August 2 P Firing ranges are danger zones at all times

August 4 P
U.S. and Panamanian author-
August 9 P cities have issued a warning that it is
August II A hazardous to enter firing and other
training areas set aside for military
August 16 P use. Trespassing in these areas
might result in serious injury or
death, both from routine and
rom page 1) unannounced firing of a broad

and that they range of ammunition and also
ccessful in the from explosives which might be
ssion benefits present on the premises even after
in more sup- firingends.
es competition Areas which should be avoided
e said. Healso are the Balboa West Tactical
curing locally Weapons Range, the Empire Range
is just good complex on the West Bank of the
or the Com- Canal, the Fort Clayton Pistol
Range,. the Howard Air Force
ne, the Pan- Base Small Arms Range, the Pifia
become better Range, the Fort Sherman Known
isiness oppor- Distance Range, the MiidiRange,
them and, as a and the Fort Davis Pistol Range.
economy of Although these ranges are nor-
enefit. mally used during daylight hours

from Monday through Thursday, Parents are encouraged to in-
special training sessions on week- struct their children to stay out of
ends and at night are also the range areas and to refrain from
scheduled periodically. Because touching objects found in their
the areas might be used at any time vicinities as these objects might
,without prior notice, they should contain undetonated explosive ma-
be avoided at all times, trial and be extremely dangerous.


Position Vacancy List

New wage
system base
Carpenter, LM-9 ' (Driver's license re-
quired) ........................ $4.91
Computer Assistant, LN-7 ......... $10,316.80
Small Engine Mechanic, LM-8 1
(Swimming ability, driver's license
and mot&'rb6oat lice'fisE'irqiired)- .. $4.38
Systems Accountant, LN- 1/12...... $17,888.00/
Teller, LN-4 (Part-time NTE 30 hours
per week) ...................... $7,196.80

Carpenter, LM-10 (NTE I year) ....
Electrician, RM-10 ** (NTE 7-9-83) .
Laborer, LM-2 (NTE 1 year) (Swim-
ming ability required)............

Bureau Lo-
or ca-
Division lion

Motor Transp. P
Navigation P

Engineering P

Off. Fin. Mgmt. P

Off. Fin. Mgmt. A

$5.92 Dredging
$8.39 Electrical

$2.93 Engineering

P 2


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 46-7219.
Status Applicants: Applications from status applicants will be considered
only if there are no applicants on the Reemployment Priority List.
Handicapped Applicants: Handicapped individuals may call or visit Sofia
Chu at the Employment and Placement Branch for counseling with regard to
applying for any of the above-listed vacancies. The 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 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 demotedin RIF. Consideration of candidates for repromotion
will precede efforts to fill the position by competitive procedures.
Equal Employment Opportunity: All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for appointments without regard to race, religion, color, national
origin, sex, age, partisan political affiliation, handicapping condition or any other
non-merit factor. A separate application must be submitted for each job listed.

*The base salaries listed above are the entry salaries for employees hired locally for the first time after
October 7, 1979. These salaries, except those identified as critical skill, will be adjusted to either the Canal Area
Wage Base or the U.S. Wage Base, depending on the eligibility of the applicant selected. A tropical differential
will be added to the applicable wage bases of eligible U.S. citizens. A recruitment/retention incentive will be
added to the applicable base salaries of employees recruited from outside the Republic of Panama.
** Critical skill position for which there is a need for off-Isthmus recruitment.
' The selected candidate will be required to obtain a U.S. Government Motor Vehicle Operator
Identification Card before personnel action is confirmed.

The Panama Canal Spillway

own, for use during future locomo-
tive rehabilitations.
With the delivery of three new
mules on July 3, the total of 75
locomotives are now available to
provide greater maintenance and
operational flexibility.

Photo by Garlos A. Brown C.
Representatives of the Balboa Lions Club and Elks Lodge No. 1414 present scholarship awards to blind
students from the Helen Keller School for the Blind in Bethania. Among the recipients chosen on the basis of
academic excellence and financial need are, around the table from left to right, Juan Batista, age 17; standing
beside him, Dexter Reyes, age 14; Orlando Borrel, age 17; Ruben Falconet, age 14; and Indira Aird, age 13.
Officiating at the ceremony are, starting from left to right, Lic. Diva C. de Mordn, social worker at the Helen
Keller School; John Duda, Elks past exalted ruler; John Diaz, Lions Club past president; Mike Progana,
Chairman of the Lions Blind and Sight Conservation Committee and the Elks Social and Community Welfare
Committee; James Gallagher, past exalted leader of the Elks; Ted Walker, Lions Club past president; Arthur
Kerr, Balboa Lions Club current president; Robert Schultz, Lions Club past president; S. J. Shaw, Elks
treasurer; and Professor Elvia A. de Sudrez, Director of the Helen Keller School.

Administrator. Panama Canal Commission
Director of Public Affairs
Press Officer

Deputy Administrator
Chief of Public Information
Acting Editor

The SPII LWAY is an official Panama Canal publication. Articles may be reprinted without further
permission by crediting the PANAMA CANAI. SPILLWAY as the source, News items should arrive in the
Press Office by noon. Thursday. the week prior to publication. Only urgent. official material will be accepted
after the deadline. Yearly subscriptions: regular mail S6; regular mail students S4: airmail S19. Send check or
money order payable to the Panama Canal Commission. to the Office of Public Affairs. APO Miami 34011.

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MI -ules (Continued from page 1)

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Viejas mulas parecen nuevas

Imaginese una locomotora de
remolque sin motors, sin ruedas
para mantenerla sobre los rieles,
sin el molinete que conecta los
cables a los barcos, con escasos
tubos y menos cables el6ctricos.
Pues, asi luce la locomotora de
remolque Ng 47, que se halla
estacionada actualmente en el
cobertizo de las locomotoras en
Despu6s de aproximadamente
18 afios de servicio. la "mula" N�
47 esta siendo sometida a un
process complete de rehabilita-
ci6n que la dejara como nueva. La
locomotora sera objeto de mejoras
mediante el disefio de cambios que
se han venjdo introduciendo desde
que fue fabricada a principios de
los afios '60, haci6ndola mis
eficiente para el Canal que cuando
fue construida.
Segtfn el Jefe de la Secci6n de
Planificaci6n e Ingenieria de la
Division de Esclusas Carlos Alva-
rado, la N� 47 es la sexta mula que
es sometida al process de rehabili-
taci6n. Al reconstruirla, en lugar
de reemplazarla por otra, la
Comisi6n del Canal de Panama
ahorra aproximadamente dos ter-
cios del costo de una nueva
locomotora, que rebasa el mill6n
de d61ares.
El program tambi6n ofrece a la
Comisi6n la oportunidad de estu-
diar todas las facetas del process
para mantener a las locomotoras
en 6ptimas condiciones de funcio-
Varios equipos trabajan ardua-
mente en el armaz6n y en los
sistemas expuestos, bajo la direc-
ci6n del Ingeniero Industrial Jefe

Semejando un vehiculo de equipo pesado, el equipo de lafoto superior es
en realidad un molinete movido por fuerza hidrdulica que se usa para
enrollar los cables que conectan a las locomotoras de remolque con los
barcos durante el esclusaje. El mecanismofue removido de la mula N4 47,
a la izquierda, que ha sido preparada para ser sometida a limpieza y
rehabilitaci6n. Trabajan en el molinete, desde la izquierda, los
Ayudantes de Mecdnico Tornero Josd Ibarbe, Eduardo Vidal, Josd
Fadias, Eladio Pimentel, Gregorio Bran y Te6filo Rose Jr. Trabajan en la
locomotora, desde la izquierda, los seflores Bran, Rose, Fadias, Vidal, el
Ayudante Mecdnico Tornero Marcos Del Rio, y el Sr. Ibarbe.

Limitan personal del Atlantico

El Canalprocura m6s compras locales

Seg:n el Director de Servicios
Generales Fred A. Cotton, la
mayoria de las adquisiciones de
bienes y servicios de la Comisi6n
del Canal de Panama se hacen en el
mercado local a trav6s de la
Division de Almacenes. Todos los
avisos de licitaciones para llenar
los requisitos de la Comisi6n se
colocan en elmural de boletines
instalado en el Edificio 28 del Area
Industrial de Balboa, donde los
representantes de los comerciantes
panamefios puedan leerlos.
La Divisi6n de Almacenes tam-
bi6n mantiene una lista de firmas
de la Repiblica de Panami que
ofrecen bienes y servicios requeri-
dos por la Comisi6n, y cuando se
ariuncia alguna licitaci6n,, se les
avisa a esas firmas por tel6fono o
por correo. Las firmas interesadas
en aparecer en dicha lista deben
llenar una "Aplicaci6n para la
Lista de Posibles Licitantes", que
se puede obtener en la Divisi6n de
Almacenes en el tercer piso del
Edificio 28.
Las adquisiciones que sobrepa-
*sen los $10,000 tambi6n se publi-
can en The Commerce Business
Daily en los Estados Unidos. Se
recomienda a las firmas locales
interesadas en hacer transacciones
comerciales con la Comisi6n que
se suscriban a esta publicaci6n
En su esfuerzo sostenido por
alentar las compras de suministros
en el mercado local, la Comisi6n
particip6 conjuntamente con el
Departamento de Defensa en un
seminario para firmas panamefias

interesadas en realizar transaccio-
nes comerciales con agencies del
goberno de Estados Unidos. La
Comisi6n estuvo representada en
ese seminario por el Sr. Cotton, el
Sr. Michael S. Klipper, jefe de la
Division de Almacenes y por
various especialistas en compra y
contrataci6n de la division.

Usando una efectiva
ci6n de diapositivas, los i
tantes de la Comisi6n
establecido que la meta
de la Comisi6n es la de si
comunidad international
do y manteniendo la via ir
nica en 6ptimas condici
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Foto por R. W. Benninghoff
Sonia Valley, de la Divisi6n de Almacenes, explica la political y los
procedimientos de adquisiciones de la Comisi6n al comerciante
panameio Alberto Paz Rodriguez, durante elseminario que se celebr6 la
semana pasada en la ciudad de Panamd.

Debido a una reducci6n del
limited de empleos para el Afio
Fiscal 1983, se implementarin
various cambios'en la Oficina de
Personal del sector Atlintico, en lo
que se refiere a los servicios
ofrecidos a las unidades y a los
empleados. Algunos de los cam-
bios ya se han hecho efectivos y
otros ocurriran a principios del
Aiio Fiscal 1983.
El servicio de asesoria para la
jubilaci6n y el procesamiento de
solicitudes de jubilaci6n continua-
ran sin cambios durante el resto de
este afio calendario. Despu6s, la
oficina del sector Atlantico conti-
nuara ofreciendo asesoria de jubi-
laci6n limitada, pero todo el
procesamiento dejubilaciones sera
efectuado por el Ramo de Servicio
a los Empleados del sector Pacifi-
La Unidad de Clasificaci6n de
Empleo del sector Atlantico brin-
dara este servicio para las unidades
del sector de las Direcciones de
Servicios Generales yde Ingenieria
y Construcci6n. Los servicios de
clasificaciones para otras unidades
del sector Atlantico seran efectua-
dos por el Ramo Clasificaci6n de
Empleos en el Pacifico.
La Unidad de Empleo y Coloca-
ciones en el Atlantico tambi6n

Funcionara en

Ancon Corte

El edificio que por 66 afios
alojara la Corte de Anc6n en las
riberas del Canal serd la sede del
Tribunal Maritimo de Panama,
segfin inform eljurista panamefio
Woodrow De Castro.
En ceremonia efectuada el mi6r-
coles 14 de julio, el Administrador
de la Comisi6n del Canal de
Panama entreg6 oficialmente las
Leaves del hist6rico edificio al
President de la Corte Suprema de
Justicia de PanamA Gonzalo Ro-
driguez Marquez. Al acto asistie-
ron el Embajador de los Estados
Unidos en Panama Ambler H.
Moss Jr.; el Ministro y el Vice-
Ministro de Ralaciones Exteriores
de Panama Jorge Illueca y Jos6
Cabrera Fil6s; el Subadministra-
dor de la Comisi6n del Canal
Fernando Manfredo Jr.; el Presi- -
dente de la Asociaci6n de Derecho
Maritime Jos6 Angel Noriega; el
President del Colegio de Aboga-
dos de Panama HernAn Delgado;
el Sr. De Castro, Roy Phillips y
otros prominentes juristas.

brindara servicios a unidades
especificas en el Atlantico. Ade-
mis, el sistema de citas sera
utilizado para recibir visits. Las
consultas sobre salario, vacaciones
y asuntos de competencia de la
Oficina Central de Examenei
seran remitidos a la respective
Los empleados seran alentados
a discutir asuntos de personal con
sus respectivos funcionarios admi-
nistrativos antes de buscar ayuda
en la Oficina de Personal.
A partir de la primera semana de
agosto de 1982, la Oficina de
Personal del sector AtlAntico sera
reubicada en las instalaciones
anteriormente ocupadas por la
Oficina de Viviendas de Crist6bal
en la Oficina 110, Edificio 1105,

* Se recuerda a los residents
de los sectors residenciales de
la Comisi6n que la remoci6n y
destrucci6n de las places de
nomenclatura y las sefiales de
transito son infracciones series.
Ademas, la falta de direcciones
correctas y legibles pueden
hacer que la Guardia Nacional
y los bombers se atrasen al
responder Ilamadas de emer-
SEl ferrocarril de Panama ha
anunciado que el servicio regu-
lar de trenes sera interrumpido
el viernes 30 dejulio alas 5 a.m.,
despu6s del tren NQ 2, de
Panama a Col6n. Habra dos
trenes especiales en horas de la
mafiana para brindar transpor-
te gratis de Col6n a la ciudad de
Panama para los residents del
sector Atlantico que asistiran a
las ceremonies en la ciudad de
Panama para conmemorar el
primer aniversario de la muerte
del General Omar Torrijos
Herrera. El servicio regular del
Ferrocarril sera reanudado con
el tren de 3:35 p.m. de Col6n a
* La gran apertura del sal6n de
belleza del YMCA de Balboa
sera a las 8 a.m. mafiana, con
cortes gratis .para nifios de
menos de 12 afos que sean
acompafiados por un client
adulto. La oferta es limitada a
un nifo por client y sera hasta
el mediodia. Se ofrecera tam-
bi6n descuentos del 20 por
ciento al personal military con la
debida identificaci6n. Habri
disponible servicio de limpia-
botas en el local al lado del

Mds de 67 Atios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial

Spillway del Canal de Panama

Vol. XX. N~ 44 Viernes 23 do Julio do �982

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Julio 23, 1982

Charlie Brown
en escena

Bruce Quinn, quien desempefia
el papel de Director de la Oficina
de Igualdad de Oportunidades de
la Comisi6n, asumirA un papel
adicional del 4 al 15 de agosto,
cuando hard el papel estelar en la
obra "Eres un Buen Hombre,
Charlie Brown", en el Theatre
Guild de Anc6n. Edward Schwartz
dirigird la obra musical basada en
la tira c6mica "Peanuts" de
Charles M. Schulz.
Otros miembros del elenco
estelar son Anita Payne como
Lucy, George Childers como
Snoopy, Beverly Valdez como
Peppermint Patty, Eddie Taylor
como Schroeder, y Mark Miller en
el papel de Linus.
Las reservaciones se pueden
hacer lamando al tel6fono 52-

Centro Juvenil
anuncia paseos
El Centro Juvenil de Howard
patrocinard various paseos campes-
tres para adolescentes y pre-
adolescentes durante las pr6ximas
2 semanas. En la maiiana del
jueves, 29 de julio, los pre-
adolescentes visitardn la panaderia
de Corozal y en la tarde presencia-
ran el rodaje de la pelicula "La
Construcci6n del Canal", en la
Biblioteca de la Comisi6n.
Los adolescents tendrAn un
paseo a la isla de Taboga el sabado
31 dejulio, y los j6venes de lQa 18
afios iran a El Valle el domingo 1�
de julio. Para informaci6n adicio-
nal, llame al Centro Juvenil al
tel6fono 84-5615.

Torneo de

Prepirese para participar en el
Tercer Torneo Anual Abierto de
Tenis patrocinado por el Ramo de
Servicios Recreativos. Empezando
el 31 dejulio y hasta el 8 de agosto,
el torneo consistird de competen-
cias en las categories "A" y "B"
para mujeres y hombres. Todos los
juegos seran en las canchas de
Para inscribirse, Ilame a Rogelio
Spencer los dias de semana de 8
a.m. a 4 p.m. al 52-7967 o al 52-
3634; a Javier P6rez al 52-2903 de 4
a 9 p.m., los dias de semana o de 8
a.m. a 2 p.m. los sibados. Para
informaci6n adicional Ilame al Sr..


Foto por Arthur Pollack
Xes Bruce Quinn, el Director de la Oficina de Igualdad de Oportunidades
de la Comisi6n del Canal, o es Carlitos, el celebre personaje de la tira
cdmica Rabanitos, creada por Charles M. Schulz?iSe trata de ambos!El
Sr. Quinn encabezard el elenco estelar de la producci6n del Theatre
Guild "Youjre a Good Man, Charlie Brown" (Eres un Buen Hombre,

Escuela Internacional
anuncia apertura
La Escuela Internacional de
Panama comenzard a funcionar en
septiembre, sujeta a la autoriza-
ci6n del Ministerio de\Educaci6n.
La escuela ofrecerd un program
completamente bilingtie, desde
pre-kinder hasta tercer grado y
contempla la adici6n de un grado
mAs a principios de 1983.
El plantel, localizado en la
Avenida Jose G. Duque, No 32, en
La Cresta, utilizara enfoque bi-
lingtie en la ensefianza de todos los
cursos, que incluyen lenguas,
lecture, matemAticas, ciencia. es-
tudios sociales, artes y educaci6n
fisica. l as horas de clase serAn de 8
a.m. a 2:30 p.m., para kinder hasta
tercer grado. Pre-kinder tendrd
classes durante medio dia.
Las matriculas est6n abiertas, y
los formularios estAn disponibles
en la escuela. ,Para informaci6n
adicional llame a Nancy Rose al
telefono 52-2491.

Subasta de estampillas
El Club de Coleccionistas del
Istmo auspiciara una subasta de
estampillas el martes, 27 dejulio, a
las 7 p.m. en el Centro de
Entrenamiento de la Comisi6n, en
Balboa Heights. Todos los colec-
cionistas estAn invitados. Para
informaci6n adicional llame a Bob
Lanphear, tel6fono 82-4635 des-
pu6s de las 5 p.m.

Cocina griega
El Centro Recreativo Valent
proyecta ofrecer classes de cocina
griega durante el afio. El horario de
classes sera confeccionado de acuerdo
a la conveniencia de las personas
interesadas en participar en el curso.
Los interesados deberdn llamar al
tel6fono 87-6500 6 87-4201 e indicar
su preferencia.

Foto por Arthur Pollack
El Administrador de la Comisi6n del Canal de Panamd D. P. McAuliffe, segundo desde la izquierda, y el
Director de la Oficina de Administracidn Ejecutiva Joseph J. Wood observan las habilidades de los j6venes
arqueros durante visit al campamento Scout en los predios del centro recreation de la Comisi6n del Canal de
Panamd en Gamboa.

YMCA de Crist6bal ofrece cursos
El YMCA de Crist6bal dictarA numerosos cursos durante el mes de
agosto. Ademas de cursos especiales de 4 semanas en macrame y tecnieas
de embellecimiento, que todavia no tienen fecha de inicio, se ofreceran los
siguientes cursos vespertinos de 6 semanas de duraci6n.


Iloranro, Cu,,
5:00 p.m.-7:30 p.n .......... Ingl6s (todos los niveles)
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m ..........Espafol para principiantes
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m ..........Espafiol avanzado
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m ..........Contabilidad
8:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m ..........Mercadeo
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m .......... Mecanografia para Principiantes*
6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m ..........Taquigrafia para Principiantes*
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m ..........Control de Trafico de Mercancias*

Los cursos marcados con asteriscos comenzaran el 9 de agosto. Para
los demas cursos se require una entrevista a fin de determinar el grado de
conocimiento y la ubicaci6n. Estas entrevistas se realizaran del 9 al 13 de
agosto, y las classes se iniciarAn el 16. Las inscripciones ya estin abiertas.
Se puede obtener mayor informaci6n Ilamando al telefono 45-6868.

Curso de resucitaci6n
Un curso para preparar instruc-
tores en Resucitaci6n Cardio-
Pulmonar (CPR) sera dictado por
la Direcci6n de Ingenieria y
Construcci6n los dias 3 y 4 de
agosto, de 9:30 a.m. a 1:30 p.m., en
el Sal6n 10 del Edificio de
Administraci6n. El curso est.
limitado.a un mdximo de seis (6)
empleados, postulados--por sus
respectivas divisions o ramos. En
fecha pr6xima, se dictardn cursos
adicionales de preparaci6n de
instructors de CPR en general.
Para mayor informaci6n, llame al
Official de Seguridad R. M. Brun-
son, al telefono 52-7575.

Subasta en

La Oficina de Disposic6in de
Material Sobrante Ilevara a cabo
una subasta pfblica el 3 de agosto
en el Edificio 745, Corozal. Los
interesados pueden inspeccionar
los articulos de 9 a.m. a 3 p.m., del
27 de julio al 2 de agosto. El
registro de los participants co-
menzara a las 7 a.m. el dia de la
subasta. Entre los articulos que
estarAn en venta se encuentran
muebles, mAquinas de oficina,
piezas para autom6viles, televi-
sores, toldas, guardarropas, gene-
radoras de sefiales y puertas.

Gira t6cnica a
Represa Madden
El Institute de Ingenieros El&c-
tricos y Electr6nicos de PanamA ha
hecho arreglos para una gira a la
represa y plant hidroelectrica
Madden. Ren6 Van Hoorde, Jefe
Encargado de la Divisi6n de
Electricidad, dirigira la gira y dara
explicaciones sobre los trabajos de
rebobinado que se estAn efectuan-
do en el segundo generador que
esta siendo sometido a este pro-
La visit sera de 9 a.m. a
mediodia. el sabado 31 dejulio y la
participaci6n sera limitada a 15
personas. Las reservaciones pue-
dcn hacerse Ilamando a Marco A.
Chen al telefono 52-7763.


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Curso de manejo
a la defensive
La Direcci6n de Ingenieria y
Construcci6n ofrecera un curso de
manejo a la defensive los dias 10 y
11 de agosto, de 7:30 a 11:30 a.m.,
en el Sal6n 10 del Edificio de
Administraci6n. R. M. Brunson,
Official de Seguridad de la Direc-
ci6n de Ingenieria y Construcci6n,
ha indicado que un mAximo de 25
empleados seran seleccionados de
entire los candidates postulados
por los distintos ramos y divisions
de la Comisi6n. Para mayor
informaci6n o para postular can-
didatos, llame al Sr. Brunson al 52-
7575 a mis tardar el 30 de julio.

Estos estudiantes del
Institute Tecnol6gico
forman parte de un
grupo de 50
estudiantes que
lucieron cascos de
seguridad durante un
recorrido par la
Division Industrial de
la Comisi6n del Canal
de Panamd. La gira
fue dirigida por el
Ingeniero de Plunta
Alberto Cohen, a la
derecha. Los
funcionarios de la
Planta Merton Oglivie
y Rugico Rocha
tambidn atendieron a
los visitantes durante
el recorrido.

Foto por
_._I Rodolfo E. Martinez

Nova busca administrator
de su program
de ingl6s

El Dr. Martin C. Taylor,
Director de la Universidad Nova
ha anunciado que esta aceptando
solicitudes para la posici6n de
Administrador del program de
ingl6s. El program esta disefiado
para incrementar las capacidades
de personas cuyo idioma no es el
Los candidates deben poseer
una maestria preferiblemente en la
ensefianza del ingl6s como segun-
do idioma, educaci6n, o lenguas
modernas y debe poder comuni-
carse en espafiol e ingles en todos
los niveles. Se pondrdi nfasis
especial en la capacidad para
disefiar programs de studio y en
la capacidad administrative. La
universidad esta en busca de una
persona que reconozca y demues-
tre capacidad para el aprovecha-
miento de las habilidades lingiiisti-
cas en todos los tipos de comuni-
Las solicitudes deben ser envia-
das inmediatamente a Nova Uni-
versity, Apartado 3318. Balboa,
Fiesta disco
El Centro Juvenil de Albrook
anuncia que auspiciara una fiesta
disco de 9 p.m. a medianoche el
sabado 24 de julio. J6venes de 13 a
19 afios estan cordialmente invita-

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Julio 23, 1982


Las exportaciones del Ecuador van much mas alli del sombrero Panama

Aunque son fabricados en el
Ecuador, los sombreros Panama
Ilevan el nombre de este pals
porque fueron puestos a la venta
en grandes cantidades por primer
vez en Panama. Estos sombreros
de paja de alta calidad indudable-
mente son bien conocidos, pero no
son/los Onicos products ecuato-
rianios que gozan de gran populari-
dad en Panama. Aunque la
selecci6n es considerablemente
menor y los precious considerable-
mente altos, los vendedores del
Circulo Stevens en Balboa, el
"Four-Way Stop" en el sector
Atlantico, las tiendas de artesanias
de la ciudad de PanamA y otros
lugares, ofrecen basicamente las
mismas mercancias que atraen a
cientos de turistas al mundialmen-
te famoso Mercado Otavalo de
Ecuador todos los sAbados en la

Situado a 111 kil6metros al nor
noroeste de la ciudad capital de
Quito, el mercado ofrece colgan-
tes, vestidos, labrados en madera,
jabas, articulos de cuero y muchos
otros products. Pero los mas
notables de estos son los articulos
de lana confeccionados por los
indios otavalos. Estos indios han
transmitido su arte de generaci6n
en generaci6n por muchos siglos,
pero es apenas recientemente que
han comenzado a poner sus
articulos a la venta en gran escala,
en lo que rApidamente se ha
convertido en un negocio lucrative
y en una fuente de ingresos para
muchas families.

Sin embargo, como en el caso de
muchos paises en desarrollo, es la
agriculture, no la artesania, la
actividad que emplea y nutre al
mayor nmmero de personas. Hasta
hace poco, las exportaciones del
Ecuador consistian casi exclusiva-
mente de products agricolas tales
como bananos, caf6, arroz y cacao.
El descubrimiento de petr6leo, sin
embargo, trajo consigo cambios
radicales y actualmente el petr6leo
no solo es el product de mayor
exportaci6n sino que se ha conver-
tido en el factor principal de la
modernizaci6n y el desarrollo del
Por el hecho de que el pais leva
el nombre de la linea imaginaria de
latitud que lo corta transversal-
mentc, normalmente uno vislum-
braria un clima de intense calor
tropical, pero, la presencia de la
cordillera de Los Andes hace que
algunos sectors sean bien templa-
dos. Con apenas 116,270 millas
cuadradas de territorio, Ecuador
es un ,pais de sorprendentes
contrastes, con tierras semi-des6r-
ticas, selvas tropicales, y montafias
cubiertas de nieve dentro de sus
Geograficamente, el Ecuador
puede ser dividido entire cuatro
sectors distintos. Con aproxima-
damente el 43 por ciento de sus 7
millones de habitantes, Guayaquil
es una, franja calurosa y htimeda
que constitute el centro financier
y econ6mico del pais. El sector
montafioso de Los Andes alberga
-el 55 por ciento de la poblaci6n y la

bella ciudad capital de Quito,
junto con una de las concentracio-
nes de volcanes mas grandes del
mundo. Entre estos figure el
Cotopaxi, el volcan active mas
alto del mundo, a 19,498 pies sobre
el nivel del mar. La tupida selva del
Oriente, que cubre casi la mitad del
pais y es habitada apenas por el 1.5
por ciento de la poblaci6n, estaba
alejada de la civilizaci6n hasta que
se descubri6 petr6leo en esa
region. Las, islas GalApagos se
encuentran a unas 600 millas de la
costa y son santuarios para una
grand variedad de raras species de
la flora y la fauna.
Muy poco de la historic del
Ecuador se conocia antes de la

segunda mitad del siglo 15 cuando
la civilizaci6n inca inici6 su
expansion. Los incas gobernaron
en Ecuador por mAs de 50 alfos y su
influencia ha permanecido hasta
ahora. La gran mayoria de la
poblaci6n es indigena o de ascen-
dencia indigena y, aunque el
espafiol es el idioma official, una
gran cantidad de personas ain
habla el dialecto inca quechua.
Cuando Pizarro y los conquista-
dores espafioles Ilegaron en busca
de oro, sus costumbres reemplaza-
ron a las de los incas. Entonces los
espafioles gobernaron el pais por
casi 300 afios, hasta que la fiebre
revolucionaria se reg6 como el
fuego a trav6s del continent bajo

la direcci6n del exceptional patrio-
ta suramericano Sim6n Bolivar.
Fue Antonio Jos6 de Sucre, uno de
los oficiales mas capaces y leales a
Bolivar, quien logr6 la indepen-
dencia de Ecuador de Espafia en la
Batalla de Pichincha el 24 de mayo
de 1822. La unidad monetaria de
Ecuador, el sucre, Ileva el nombre
de ese gran soldado y politico.
.Quienes tengan la oportunidad de
visitar a Ecuador pueden conocer a
este bello e interesante pais y su
gente personalmente. Pero debido
al hecho de que tantas de las
artesanias de aquel pais se encuen-
tran en los almacenes y hogares
locales, podemos disfrutar de parte
del pais aqui mismo en Panama.

Jaime Osvaldo, a la izquierda,
apenas tiene 13 anios, pero ya
es muy ducho en el arte de
tejer, una destreza que ha
pasado por generaciones de
families indigenas. El process,
a abajo a la izquierda, require
I. el uso de hilos de lana envuel-
tos en un ovillo, con los que se
van tejiendo las figures. Usan-
*, 4 do como guia un cuadro men-
tal, un tejedor experimentado
puede producer hasta tapete y
medio por dia. Abajo, dos
mujeres indigenas atienden el
negocio en el mercado Otava-
lo, en tanto que, abajo a la
derecha, dos nifios posan para
la cdmara. A la derecha, un
turista examine uno de los
' tapetes puestos a la venta
mientras un vendedor en el
Circulo Stevens, arriba, espe-
ra algun client que venga a
ver su extensa colecci6n de
products ecuatorianos.

Articulo y
fotos por
Jennifer Jones

Paigina 3


Julio 23, 1982

Anuncian los cursos de Agosto

Ofrecemos a continuaci6n el
calendario de cursos que ofrece el
Ramo de Desarrollo Ejecutivo y
del Empleado a los empleados de
la Comisi6n del Canal durante el
mes de agosto. El "Catalogo de
Cursos de Adiestramiento", que
esta disponible en todas las ofici-
nas, contiene una descripci6n del
cada uno de los cursos, e informa-
ci6n sobre los requisitos para ser
Las personas elegibles que est6n
interesadas en un cursb determi-
nado, deben expresar su interns al
gerente de programs de adiestra-
miento de su unidad, a quien
corresponde presentar candidates
Cursos Ferhas
Avanzando y Ascendiendo .......8/10-13
Seminario sobre la Imagen
para lograr su Potencial .......8/16-20
Relaciones Laborales para
Supervisors (OPM)..........8/16-17
Introdusci6n a la Supervisi6n
(Espafiol) .................... 8/16-20
Relaciones Laborales para
Supervisors (OPM)...........8/18-19
Principios de Relaciones
Laborales (OPM) ............ 8/23-27
Mejoramiento del Servicio
al P blico.......... ........ . 8/25-26
Administraci6n de Personal ......8/30-9/2

al Ramo de Desarrollo Ejecutivo y
del Empleado dentro del plazo
indicado. Una semana antes del
respective curso, el ramo notifica-
rd a los respectivos gerentes de
programs de adiestramiento los
candidates seleccionados.
Los cursos en el sector Pacifico
se dictaran en el Centro de
Adiestramiento (Edificio 0600 de
la Calle Corozo, en Altos de
Balboa). En el sector AtlIntico se
dictarin en el Edificio 1105 en
Para mayor informaci6n o para
recibir asesoria, sirvase Ilamar al
tel6fono 52-3538.

8:30 a.m.- 4:15 p.m.
11:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 1:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 1:30 a.m.
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

El Canal procura (,,

eficiencia. Explicaron ademas que,
para alcanzar esa meta, se hace
necesario contar con bienes y
servicios de calidad y a buen
precio. Subrayaron que la organi-
zaci6n del Canal ha estado comer-
ciando con PanamA durante afios,
y desearia aumentar ese volume
de comercio a6n mas en el future.
La presentaci6n fue hecha por
Gerald P. Lavecchia y Carl Brit-
ton, de la Divisi6n de Almacenes.
Luego de hecha, varies funciona-
rios de la pusieron a las
6rdenes para dar detalles sobre
oportunidades comerciales, pro-.
cedimientos de adquisici6n y otros
asuntos relacionados. Se distribu-
y6 a los participants folletos con
informaci6n detallada y se le pidi6
a los representantes de las firmas
comerciales que llamaran a la
Division de Almacenes por- si
necesitaran alguna asistencia adi-
El Subdirector de Servicios
Generales Richard D. Morgan, y el
Official de Contrataciones Michael
S. Klipper, indicaron que la
organizaci6n del Canal ha estado

ofreciendo este tipo
durante afios, y que
exitosos en el pasad
si6n se beneficia pore
a un mayor n6mero
res, lo que incremer
tencia y baja los prec
afiadiendo que hace
ciones en el mercado
que ello sea posil
prActica commercial p
Al mismo tiemp
panamefias se fam
con las oportunidade
que se le present
resultado, toda la
Panama se beneficia


cables y los tubos, si
le instalard equipo n
dicionado, incluyen
res, molinetes y piez
despu6s de lo cual
estard lista "para l
piezas reemplazadas
das a rehabilitaci6
future cuando otra

Plazo rOin
Julio 27 P
Agosto 2 A
Agosto 2 P

El nuevo Presidente del
Club Rotario Crist6bal-
Col6n, Gilbert Sollas,
Representante Especial del
Administrator y del Sub-
administrador de la
Comisi6n en el sector
Atldntico recibe los
felicitaciones del
Administrador D. P.
McAuliffe y del Subadminis-
trador Fernando Manfredo
Jr., durante el acto de toma
de posesidn el 10 de julio
en el Hotel Washington
Hyatt de Col6n. Durante la
ceremonial, tanto el Sr.
McAuliffe como el Sr.
Manfredo recibieron un
homenaje de reconocimien-
to a sus logros en los
campos de la cooperaci6n
international, la buena
voluntad y la paz,
principios que inspiran al
Rotario Internacional, y se
les nombr6 miembros
honorarios del Club.

Foto por
Carlos A. Brown C.

Agosto 2 P Poligonos de tiro siempre son peligrosos

Agosto 4 P
Las autoridades de Estados
Agosto 9 P Unidos y Panama han hecho la
advertencia de que es peligroso
Agosto 16 P traspasar las areas de practice de
tiro y de entrenamiento asignadas
para uso military. Traspasar dichas
areas podria causar series lesiones
ede pdginal) o la muerte, bien por la descarga
rutinaria y sin previo aviso de una
amplia gama de municiones, como
de seminaries por los explosives que pudieran
han sido muy haber en esas areas luego de
io. "La Comi- 'comenzado el tiroteo.
que alentamos Las areas que deben ser evitadas
de abastecedo- son el Poligono de Armas Ticticas
nta la compe- de Balboa Oeste, el complejo del
cios", dijeron, Poligono Emperador sobre la
r sus adquisi- cordillera occidental del Canal, el
local cada vez Campo de Tiro del Fuerte Clay-
ble es buena ton, el Poligono de Armas Peque-
)ara la Comi- fias de la Base A6rea de Howard, el
Poligono de Pifia, el Poligono de
o, las firmas Distancias Fijas de Fuerte Sher-
iliarizan mis man, el Poligono Mindi y el
es comerciales Campo de Tiro de Fuerte Davis.
an, y como Aun cuando estos poligonos son
economic de normalmente usados de lunes a
1. jueves durante las horas del dia,

S mu

era pintado. Se
uevo o reacon-
ido compreso-
:as de tracci6n,
la mula N- 47
os rieles". Las
s serln someti-
n para su uso
as locomotoras

as (Viene de pdgina 1)

sean reacondicionadas.
Con la entrega de tres nuevas
mulas el pasado 3 dejulio, el Canal
cuenta ahora con 75 locomotoras,
situaci6n que le permit ofrecer un
mejor servicio de mantenimiento y
mis flexibilidad en las ope-

Foto por Carlos A. Brown C.
Representantes del Club de Leones de Panam6 y de la Logia Elks NQ 1414 entregan becas a estudiantes
invidentes de la Escuela Helen Keller para Ciegos en Betania. Entre los ganadores escogidos en base a su
excelencia acaddmica y a su situaci6n econ6micafiguran, de izquierda a derecha: Juan Batista, 17 aios; de pie
a su lado Dexter Reyes, de 14 alios; Orlando Borrel, de 17 alios; Ruben Falconet, de 14 alios e Indira Aird, de 13
alios. Oficiaron durante la ceremonial: la Licenciada Diva C. de Mordn, Trabajadora Social de la escuela; John
Duda, ex-maestro excelso de la Logia Elks; John Diaz, ex-Presidente de los Leones; Mike Progana, Presidente
del Comit6 Elks de Conservaci6n de la Vista; James Gallagher, ex-lider excelso de los Elks; Ted Walker, ex-
Presidente de los Leones; Arthur Kerr, actual Presidente del Club de Leones de Balboa; Robert Schultz, ex-
Presidente Le6n; S. J. Shaw, Tesorero de los Elks, y la Profesora Elvia A. de Sudrez, Directora de la Escuela.

con alguna periodicidad se progra-
man sesiones especiales de tiro en
fines de semana y en horas de la
noche. En vista de que podrian ser
usados en cualquier tiempo sin
aviso previo, deben ser evitados en
todo moment.
Se les pide a los padres instruir a

sus hijos que se mantengan aleja-
dos de las areas de prActicas de tiro
y que no toquen objetos encontra-
dos por ellos en las vecindades, ya
que tales objetos pudieran conte-
ner material explosive sin estallar,
y por consiguiente ser extremada-
mente peligrosos.


Lista de Posiciones Vacantes

Salario base
drea de

Carpintero, LM-9 I (Se require tener
licencia de conductor) ........... $4.91 T. Motor
Asistente, Computadoras, LN-7 .....$10,316.80 Navegaci6n
Mecanico de Motores Pequefios,
LM-8 I (Se require saber nadar, te-
ner licencia:de conductor de- ve- -
hiculos y botes a motor) ......... $4.38 Ingenieria
Contador(a) de Sistemas, LN-11/12 . $17,888.00/
$22,276.80 Finanzas

Encargado(a) de Ventanilla, LN-4
(Tiempo parcial, maximo de 30 ho-
ras semanales) ..................

Carpintero, LM-10 (MAximo de 1 afio)
Electricista, RM-10 ** (Hasta 9-7-83)
Obrero, LM-2 (MAximo de I afio) (Se
require saber nadar) ...........

$7,196.80 Finanzas

$5.92 Dragado
$8.39 Elctrica

$2.93 Ingenieria

Si- can-
rio tes

R 1


P 1

P 2

P 1

C6mo Solicitar Empleo: Las solicitudes se recibir8n en el Ramo de Empleo y
Colocaciones ubicado en el Edificio 366, Anc6n, o en el Edificio 1105, Crist6bal. La solicitud
se hard mediante el Formulario 443, SOLICITUD DE TRASLADO, y deber8 ser recibida en
el Ramo dentro de los pr6ximos siete (7) dias calendarios posteriores a la fecha de esta
publicaci6n. Pueden verificarse los requisitos de los puestos en la Biblioteca y Museo de la
Comisi6n del Canal de Panama. Para mayor informaci6n llame al Ramo de Empleo y
Colocaciones, tel6fonos 52-3583, 52-7996 6 46-7219.
Solicitantes on la categoria de Empleados de Carrera: Solamente se
considerarln las solicitudes de los empleados de carrera si no hay solicitantes en la Lista de
Reempleo Prioritario.
Solicitantes con Impedimentos Fisicos: Las personas id6neas con impedimentos
fisicos que deseen asesoramiento sobre las vacantes arriba anunciadas pueden llamar o visitar
la oficina de Colocaciones y Empleo. La oficina, estA situada en el Edificio 366 de Anc6n y el
tel6fono es 52-7867. (Srta. S. Ch6).
Consideraci6n de Reascenso: Los empleados transferidos a grades inferiores a causa
de una media de reducci6n de personal recibir8n consideraci6n preferential de reascenso
automAticamente a cualquiera de las vacantes permanentes que aparecen en esta list y para
las que resultaren id6neos. No obstante, y para mayor seguridad, los empleados que estimen
que tienen derecho a esta consideraci6n preferential deberAn solicitar las vacantes en las que
tengan interns, y sefialar en su solicitud que se encuentran en un grado inferior con motive de
una media de reducci6n de personal. El reascenso de estos empleados se considerard antes de
proceder a llenar la vacant mediante los procedimientos competitivos.
Igualdad de Oportunidades de Empleo: A todos los solicitantes id6neos se les
considerara para nombramiento sin distinci6n de raza, religion, color, origen national, sexo.
edad, partidarismo y afiliaci6n political, impediment fisico, o cualquier otro factor que no sea
de merito. Se deberA llenar una solicitud por separado para cada una de las vacantes de esta

*Los salaries base que aparecen arriba son los salaries iniciales para aquellos empleados contratados
localmente y por primer vez despu6s del 7 de octubre de 1979. Estos salarlos, con excepci6n de aquellos
identificados como de oficios critics, se ajustarin de acuerdo con la Base de Sueldos del Area del Canal o con
Ia Base de Sueldos de los Estados Unidos, seg6n la elegibilidad del sollcitante seleccionado. Un diferencial
tropical se afladir al salario base aplicable a los ciudadanos estadounidenses elegibles. Un incentive de
contrataclin y retenci6n se afladirl a los salarlos base aplicables a aquellos empleados contratados fuera de la
Repibliea de Panami.
** Puesto de oficio critic (para el cual es necesarlo eontratar fuera del Istmo).
I El candidate escogido debera oblener una Tarjeta de Identificaci6n para Conducir Vehiculos M otorilados
expedida por el Gobierno de los Estados Unidos antes de que se confirm cualquier acci6n de personal.

Spillway del Canal de Panamd

Adnministrador de la Comisidn del Canal Subadministrador
Director Jefe de
Oficina de Informacion y Informacidn Ptiblica
Relaciones Ptiblicas
Official de Prensa Iirectora Interina
tI SI'l.I.WAY es una plblicacian official del Canal de PanamaI. 1.o arliculo, que en ella aparecen pueden ecr
reproducidos sin pcdir aulori/iacinn. tntcanmnte acreditando al SIII.I.WAY I)EI. CANAl. I)F PANAMA como la
fuenle. Toda colahoraci6n debe cstar cn la Oficana de Prensa anlte del medrodia del jueves anterior a su publicacin.
Despues de ca fecha s6lo se aceptaran nolicias oilciales de urgencia. Subscrlpci6n manual: corrco ordinario 6. corre
ordinano. para csludianlev S4;: correo a creco 19 Envicse cheque o giro postal a favor de The Panama Canal
Commission y dllgido a: Oficina dc Relaciones Puiblicas del Canal dc Panama. APO Miami 34011.

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