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Title: The Panama Canal spillway = el Canal de Panamá spillway
Alternate Title: Spillway
Canal de Panamá Spillway
Spillway del Canal de Panamá
Physical Description: 37 v. : ill. ; 43 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Canal Zone
Canal Zone
Panama Canal Company
United States -- Panama Canal Commission
United States
Publisher: Panama Canal
Place of Publication: Balboa Hights C.Z
Balboa Hights, C.Z
Publication Date: December 22, 1967
Frequency: biweekly[jan. 6, 1984-1999]
weekly[ former -dec. 23, 1983]
Subjects / Keywords: Periodicals -- Canal Zone   ( lcsh )
Periodicals -- Panama Canal (Panama)   ( lcsh )
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periodical   ( marcgt )
Language: 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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Bibliographic ID: UF00094771
Volume ID: VID00645
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 02582102
lccn - 83642750
issn - 0364-8044
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Preceded by: Spillway
Succeeded by: Faro (Balboa, Panama)

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Vol. VI, No. 27 More Than 50 Years of Service to World Commerce Friday, December 22, 1967


Change Due Soon

At Balboa Theater
The new chilled water air-condi-
tioned system for the Balboa Theater
will be installed in the theater proper
beginning January 3. For a period of
about 30 days the theater will not
have refrigerated air.
Fresh air circulation will be pro-
vided during this time by a forced
air blower system and moving pic-
tures will continue to be shown, but
on a once-daily basis, starting each
evening at 7:30 p.m.
An exception to this schedule is
that the theater will continue to show
the Saturday morning Junior Matinee
at the usual 10 a.m. time.
Admission will be reduced to 50
cents during the week except when
weekend shows are playing which are
under a contract requiring a special
admission price.

Visiting Hours Changed
New visiting hours of 10 a.m. to
7 p.m. are in effect in Pediatric Ward
No. 2 at Gorgas Hospital to permit
longer visits by parents. The former
visiting hours were from 9 a.m. to
5 p.m.
The new hours were established to
assist parents who are unable to come
to the hospital during the daytime
and, at the same time, give the ward
staff more time to attend to the
children' needs in the early morning.

C.Z. Motor Vehicle Inspections

To Get Under Way on January 2

Safety inspections of privately-
owned motor vehicles licensed in the
Canal Zone will start January 2, at
the Motor Transportation Division
garages in Ancon and Cristobal.
Hours for inspection will be con-
tinuous from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., in-
cluding the lunch hour, every day of
the regular work week, Monday
through Friday. These hours were
established in order to permit owners
who work regular office hours, and
others who work on a shift basis, to
have their cars inspected outside the
normal work periods.
Vehicle owners are reminded that
they must have in their possession a
copy of their vehicle registration for
1968 when they bring their cars for
The inspection will include brakes,
lighting system, windows and wind-
shields, turn indicators, horns, align-
ment of wheels, tires, and other
operating parts of the car which affect
safety. After the vehicle passes in-
spection, an inspection sticker will be
placed on the windshield and an in-
spection certificate will be issued. The
latter must be carried in the vehicle
at all times. Cost of the inspection,
including sticker and certificate, is
75 cents.
Canal Zone Vehicle Regulations
specify that privately-owned vehi-
cles registered in the Canal Zone

must be inspected each year during
the months of January and February.
Car owners are urged to come early
and avoid the last minute rush.

New S&CS Number
The Office of the Director of the
Supply and Community Service Bu-
reau has a new telephone number, as
a result of modernizing of the office
telephone system. The telephone
number in the office of L. A. Fergu-
son, Bureau Director, now is 2-4833.

Visiting Students Must Reconfirm

Air Reservations, Have Exit Permit

Students here for the holidays must
reconfirm plane reservations at local
airline offices as soon as possible, and
not later than 72 hours prior to sched-
uled departure. They also are re-
minded that they must have their
departure cards before they will be
permitted to board a plane at Tocu-
men Airport to leave the Isthmus.
Most students make their Christ-
mas holiday trip reservations in Sep-
tember and October, but since that
time a large number of flights have
been rescheduled or canceled. All
return flights, including connecting
reservations, should be reconfirmed as
soon as possible.
Failure to reconfirm could mean a
cancellation or delay due to missed
connections. International flight reg-
ulations provide for cancellation of
passenger space that is not recon-
firmed at an airline office in the
country of departure.
Departure cards are issued by Cus-
toms Division officials at the Customs

office in the Terminal Building, Bal-
boa; at the Administration Building
in Cristobal, and at the Transporta-
tion Branch office at the Balboa
Heights Railroad Station.
Military personnel and their de-
pendents must obtain their departure
cards from the appropriate authority
of each military command.
Remember, you may not get on a
plane without a reconfirmed reserva-
tion and a departure card.

Last Week's Visitors


Miraflores Locks___
Gatun Locks------
Summit Gardens--
Civil Affairs Museum
Las Cruces, Diana,
partial transits, 14
Ship transits:
Maasdam _
Grand total-


Those Serving

In Vietnam

The number of Canal Zone youths
entering on active duty with the
U.S. Armed Forces reached a new
high during the last 12 months.
Nearly 700 Canal Zone selective serv-
ice registrants are currently on active
More than 10 percent of them, it
is estimated, are on duty in Vietnam
or in that area.
Many of those in service already
have served Vietnam tours. Many
others probably will be on orders
In tribute to all of them, this Christ-
mas issue is devoted primarily to
those who are immediate relatives of
Panama Canal employees. Some un-
doubtedly have been omitted, because
parents or close relatives are on leave,
or for other reasons. Usable pictures
of some were not available. Space
limitations made it impossible to in-
clude scores of others who are nieces,
nephews or in-laws, who were reared
by PanCanal people, or sons and
daughters of retired employees.
A large percentage of those honored
in today's issue were active in ROTC
during their school days, finding it a
solid foundation for further military
training or specialization in widely
varied fields.
The number of Zone registrants on'
active duty represents more than a
fifth of the approximately 3,200 who
have registered locally since the 1951
draft law went into effect. This is
nearly three times the United States
national average.
Well over 300 Canal Zone regis-
trants have entered on active duty in
just the last 2 years. Canal Zone selec-
tive service records also show less than
half the proportion of deferments as
fathers, or hardship cases, as the
States national average, and fewer
found unfit for service.
In a Christmas message to those
now serving in Vietnam, Gov. W. P.
Leber expressed the feelings of
thousands of relatives and friends on
the Isthmus when he declared,
... our thoughts reach you across
the miles ..."
For the Governor's message and
pictures and information on many of
those serving in the combat area,
turn to the inside pages of today's

610,000 Red Cross

Gift Kits Prepared
More than 610,000 Christmas gift
kits-one for every U.S. service-man
and woman in Vietnam-have been
prepared by American Red Cross
chapters and are in Vietnam ready for
holiday distribution to American
The gigantic task of assembling and
packing the gifts has been in progress
in some 1,840 communities.
Cooperating with the Canal Zone
Chapter of the American Red Cross
in the program were: Elbert S. Waid

370 Post No. 2, American Legion, and
170 the Post Auxiliary; Officers Wives
Club, NCO Wives Club, and Latin
729 American Students' Wives Club of
Fort Gulick; Fort Clayton NCO
Wives Club; Quarry Heights NCO
436 Wives Club; Atlantic Newcomer's
450 Club; Balboa Women's Club, and
4,817 Cain Bros. International.


December 22, 1967

Mrs. Edna Karpinski

She Prizes School of Americas Plaque

Mrs. Edna Karpinski, Director of
Nursing Service at Coco Solo Hos-
pital, includes among her most prized
possessions a plaque presented in
March of this year making her an
honorary instructor of the School of
the Americas at Fort Gulick. She is
the only woman to be so honored for
coordinating practical demonstrations
of the nursing theory given the Latin-
American students.
In addition to supervising 52 staff
nurses and 64 nursing assistants, she
has assisted with the on-the-job train-
ing program conducted for the medics
of the 8th Special Forces Group.
She has worked with the Pink Girl
volunteer program of Cristobal High
School for 10 years and the Cheerful
Aides of the Latin-American high
school in Rainbow City for the past
2 years.
Although she has been Director of
Nursing Services at Coco Solo since
1961, Mrs. Karpinski has been con-
nected with the Canal Zone Health
Bureau since 1952, when she joined
as a staff nurse shortly after her arrival
here from Rhode Island with her
family. Her husband, Felix Karpinski,

is lock operator machinist at Catun
She was a member of the nursing
staff of Colon Hospital until 1957
when that hospital moved, lock, stock,
and barrel to Coco Solo. She was in
pediatric service at the time and
remembers that some of the young
patients had to double up for a time
because of a crib shortage. A pair of
twins got switched when they lost
their name tags-but mostly every-
thing moved smoothly.
The Karpinskis have two sons, both
graduates of Cristobal High School.
Kenneth is majoring in history at
Tulane University and Felix, Jr., is a
student at the RCA Institute of Elec-
tronic Technology in New York City.

Yule Dance Tonight

The Psychedelic Lollipop Combo
will play for the Balboa Teen Club's
Christmas dance tonight from 7:30
to 11:30 p.m. at the Balboa Teen
Club. Dress will be sportswear. Mem-
bers will be admitted free. Non-
members pay a nominal fee.

Week Beginning Saturday,
December 23, 1967

BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
Sat.-Sun.-Mon., 2:20, 6:15, 8:45 p.m.-
Thoroughly Modern Millie (AYC)
Tues., 7:30 p.m.-Thoroughly Modern
Millie (AYC)
Wed., 7:30 p.m.-The Girl And The
General (ADULT)
Thurs., 7:30 p.m.-The Swinger (ADULT)
Fri., 6:30. 8:05 p.m.-Cartoon Carnival
Sat.-Last Of The Secret Agents
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-90 mins.)
-Cartoon Carnival (AYC)
Sun.-Mon.-Two For The Road (ADULT)
Tues.-The Girl In The Red Velvet Swing
Wed.-The Bridge On The River Kwai
Thurs.-Exodus (AY)
Fri.-Beach Blanket Bingo (AY)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Beach
Ball (ADULT)
Sat., 8:15 p.m.-The Soldier (AY)
Sun.-The Hills Run Red (ADULT)
Tues.-Two For The Road (ADULT)
Wed.-Exodus (AY)
Fri.-The Bridge On The River Kwai
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned) *
Sat., 7:00 p.m.-Sun., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-
Hombre (AY)
Mon., 2:00, 7:00 p.m.-The Secret Of
My Success (AY)
Tues.-Wed.-Scorpio Letters (ADULT)
Thurs.-Gypsy (ADULT)
Fri.-The Birds (AY)
Sat.-The Quiller Memorandum (ADULT)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-101 mins.)
-Jack The Giant Killer (AYC)
Sun.-Mon.-El Dorado (ADULT)
Tues.-Desiree (ADULT)
Wed.-The Soldier (AY)
Thurs.-The Great Race (AYC)
Fri.-The Miracle (AYC)
Friday Owl Show, 10:00 p.m.-Assault
On A Queen (AY)
Sat.-At War With The Army (AYC)
Sunday Matinee, 2:00 p.m. (T-73 mins.)-
Broken Land (SIT.) (AY)
Sun.-A Man For All Seasons (AY)

'Tues.-Last Of The Secret Agents
Thurs.-The Soldier (AY)
Fri.-The Great Race (AYC)

Special Matinees
-All Films AYC or as Listed ***-
Saturday, December 23, 1967
BALBOA (Air Conditioned)
10:00 a.m.
Three Worlds Of Gulliver-Jo Morrow,
Kerwin Mathews: Nothing less than a
miracle in motion pictures! So fantastic,
so real that you will want to see it again
and again! (R.) (Color.) T-107 mins.
COCO SOLO (Air Conditioned)
2:00 p.m.
The Clown-Red Skelton: Emotional, heart-
felt drama .. .the result of a boy's
loyalty to his father. T-99 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Magic Boy-Animated Cartoon: An action-
filled story of the adventures of a boy
who becomes a master of magic marvels.
(R.) (Color.) T-90 mins.
6:15 p.m.
The Patsy-Jerry Lewis, Ina Balin: Jerry
plays a dim-witted bellboy who is sud-
denly catapulted to stardom by a cagey
group of film professionals in a rib-
tickling comedy. (R.) (Color.)
T-110 mins.
2:00 p.m.
And Now Miguel-Pat Cardi, Guy Stock-
well: The story of a Mexican-American
youth charged with tending a huge flock
of sheep in their New Mexico pasture
land. (R.) (Color.) T-102 mins.
2:00 p.m.
Underwater City-William Lundigan, Julie
Adams: They built a city under the sea
to survive the holocaust above. (R.)
(Color.) AY. T-85 mins.
All night shows begin at 7:00 p.m.
except as shown. Program subject to
change without notice.
Y, young people 12 to 16; C, children
8 to 12.
T-Indicates Total Running Time.
R-Indicates Repeat.
SIT-Indicates Spanish Titles.


"Rock Hunter"

Will Be Staged

On Atlantic Side

Tryouts for "Will Success Spoil
Rock Hunter?" will be held January 2,
3, and 4 at the Cristobal Little
Theatre, France Field. The cast calls
for two women and five men.
The play will go into rehearsal im-
mediately after tryouts and will be
produced early in February. The di-
rector will be Richard Bock, Cristobal
High School mathematics teacher,
who is a board member of the Cris-
tobal Little Theatre. Last year he
directed "Bus Stop."
For more information or for trans-
portation to tryouts, telephone 36-703
after 4 p.m.

Eighty-seven U.S. citizens retired
voluntarily from the Canal organiza-
tion in 1967, while 29 retirements
were mandatory. There were 68 vol-
untary retirements among the non-
U.S.-citizen employees.

official publication of the Panama
Canal, Balboa Heights, C.Z. News
articles and pictures contained in it are
made available to all interested news
media for whatever use they may wish
to make of them and may be reprinted
without official clearance.
Governor of the Canal Zone
Lieutenant Governor
Information Officer
Material intended for publication in
the SPILLWAY should be delivered to
the Panama Canal Press Office or
Box M, Balboa Heights. C.Z.
Distributed free to all Panama Canal
employees. Subscription cost for others
(including mailing) $2.60 a year. Make
checks payable to Panama Canal Com-
pany and address to: SPILLWAY Sub-
scriptions, Box M, Balboa Heights, C.Z.

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-The Christophers
1:20-Chapel of the Air
1:50-Sunday Playhouse:
"Miracle on 34th Street"
3:25-Polka Parade
3:50-Hallmark Hall of Fame:
"The Golden Child"
5:05-Gary Moore Christmas Show
6:35-College Bowl
7:00-Jackie Gleason Christmas Show
7:50-Songs for Christmas
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The Ed Sullivan Show
8:55-Unto Us A Child
9:10-Jimmy Dean Christmas Show
10:05-Christmas Card Special
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-The Messiah
11:00-Christmas Card to the Nation

1:00-Bell Telephone Hour
2:00-L'Enfrance du Christ
2:55-CBS Golf Classic
3:45-Westinghouse Presents:
"The Enchanted Nutcracker"
4:40-Roy Acuff USO Show
5:10-0h Wolf, Poor Wolf
6:30-Christmas With Lorne Green
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-My Favorite Martian
7:30-Let The Desert Be Joyful
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Carol Burnett Show
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Danny Kaye Christmas Show
10:00-The King Family Christmas
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-The Tonight Show

4:00-Holiday Playhouse:
"Lonesome Trail"
5:15-Summer Focus: "Take A Deep
Deadly Breath"
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-Fractured Flickers (Last Show)
7:30-Official Detective
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The Hollywood Palace
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"It's A Small World"
10:20-Armed Forces Digest
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-The Smothers Brothers
Comedy Hour

4:00-Holiday Playhouse:
"The Gay Intruders"
5:00-SCN Afternoon News
5:10-The Darien Cap (Special)

Final "Majors"

Tryouts Dec. 27

A final registration and tryout
period for the "Majors" loop of the
Minor League will be held Wednes-
day, December 27, at 4:30 p.m. at
the Pacific Minor League Park located
between the railroad station and the
softball park. This tryout was made
necessary by the late release of players
by other leagues.
All boys, including those who
played last year, must register. League
ages are from 8 to 12 years and
players must be attending Canal Zone
"Majors" league requirement ages
April 1, 1955, March 31, 1956,
inclusive ___ __ ______ 12
April 1, 1956, March 31, 1957,
inclusive______ ______ 11
April 1, 1957, March 31, 1958,
inclusive________ ______ 10
April 1, 1958, March 31, 1959,
inclusive __________ 9
April 1, 1959, March 31, 1960,
inclusive______________ 8
For further information call Robbie
Adams, Diablo 1444.

Coming Events

25-Christmas Day.
26 to 29-Junior Golf Clinic at the Fort
Clayton Golf Club. Children
between the ages of 8 to 15 are
encouraged to attend. For fur-
ther information call Amadol
5114 or Clayton 3226.
29-The Coco Solo pool will hold its
fourth annual swimming meet
at 9:15 a.m. The meet is open
to all Atlantic and Pacific stu-
dents of the U.S. schools and
to dependents of the Armed
Forces. Entry forms are avail-
able at the Canal Zone and
military pools.
1-New Year Day.
2-Opening Game of the 1968 Pacific
Softball Season at 6:15 p.m.
at the Pacific Softball League
Park, Balboa.

(Schedule subject to change without notice)

Page 2

5:30-Magic Room
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The Red Skelton Hour
8:00-SCN News
8:05-SCN Special of the Week:
"Bob Hope Comedy Special"
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-The Mike Douglas Show
10:20-Telenews Weekly Newsreel
10:30-Focus on Today
11:15-Ed Sullivan Show

4:00-Holiday Playhouse:
"Blondie's Hero"
5:15-The Bobby Lord Show
6:30-The Big Picture
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
8:00-SCN News
8:05-The Joey Bishop Show
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Armchair Theater:
"Coney Island"
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-The Third Man

4:00-Holiday Playhouse:
"Western Pacific Agent"
5:05-NET: "Language In Action"
5:30-Flying Fisherman
6:30-Citizen Soldier
6:55-SCN News In Spanish
7:05-The Jackie Gleason Show
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Daniel Boone
9:00-Canal Zone Calendar
9:05-Annrmchair Theater:
"The Tall Man"
11:05-Focus on Today
11:25-Mayor of the Town

1:00-SCN Afternoon News
1:05-Captain Kangaroo
1:55-Greatest Dramas:
"Mr. Baseball, Connie
2:00-Parade of Sports
4:00-Bob Hope Comedy Special
5:05-Concert by Methodist Choir
of Costa Rica
5:35-Mickie Finn's
6:00-Weekend '67
6:25-Movie Marquee
6:30-Saturday Playhouse:
"Castle in the Air"
8:00-SCN News
8:05-Lawrence Welk Show
9:00-Airman's World: "Be Water
9:15-The Tonight Show
10:30-Focus on Today
10:50-Dinah Shore New Year's Show
11:50-This Is The Life

At The Movies


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Merry Christmas,
To all you readers who enjoy the
column, AND to those of you who
use it to wrap fish in, we extend our
best wishes for the Yuletide season ...
Times are tough in Hollywood. John
Mills now works at Coco Solo Hos-
pital-it's not really Hayley's father,
but he is the hospital's new Admin-
istrative Assistant . And while we're
on the subject, Gold Coast doctors
sure keep strange pets. Doctors Carlos
Guerra and Tony Suescum are sport-
ing new "cats" these days-brand-new
Jaguars . .
According to the Nashville, Ten-
nessee "BANNER," a newspaper,
George Sanford was ordained a Meth-
odist minister. (Why, George, you
didn't tell us . .) Talk about boo-
boos-someone whose name we won't
mention was driving along last week
when his car stalled. Next day he had
a mechanic change the battery; clean
the carburetor; change the spark
plugs; and so on. When all this was
done, and the car still wouldn't run,
the mechanic checked the gas tank
and-GUESS WHAT?? To add to
this, 4 days later our friend was
driving home and the car exploded.
Our bad-luck pal is walking this week,
so readers, watch out for hitch-
hikers-the car you save could be your
own ..
Myrtle Grannum really struggling
to keep the shelves restocked at
Housewares . Jean Wheeler and
Marian Bowen and Lillian Vogel
would be everybody's choices fdr
"Most Glamorous Grandmon," n'est-ce
pas?? . Ray Kielhofer makes it
seem so easy as he keeps all those
ships moving in and out of Miraflores
Locks. and a big "Welcome Back"
to Col. H. R. Parfitt who just returned
from the ivied halls of Harvard . .
You ought to see Ronnie Mead and
Bob Best up to their hips in Christmas
mail at the post office . .
holds what he holds in his hand only
for a short time; but, a man holds
what he holds in his heart, forever...
Elmer Orr says that due to the
weather we've been having, if Santa
Claus is coming to town-he ought to
bring a raincoat ..
Len Zimmerman tells us that a cer-
tain virus prevails at this time of year
(I wonder if that's the reason for
Rudolph's red nose??) . .
To W. Merrill Whitman and the girls
in the Washington office, for being
the only PanCanal employees wearing
topcoats, gloves and scarves to work
this week . (Brrrrrrrr!!!)
To close out this week's column,
we composed a few lines which we
would like to dedicate to the readers:
We hope you know the cracks we
make are meant to be for fun
Don't take them seriously.
Cause funny things are done each day
(I'm sure you know of one),
By folks like you and me.
And "IT'S NO SECRET" means no
harm to you or anyone,
On that we should agree.
For laughter is a priceless gift, when
all is said and done,
In this old world, you see.
Without it, gloomy thoughts would
win the battles laughs have won,
Heartbroken we would be.
Like children rising Christmas morn,
who down the stairs would run,
To find no Christmas tree.
Have a very Happy Holiday and
keep sending your items to "IT'S NO
SECRET," Box M, Balboa Heights.
Until next week, Merry Christmas to
all and to all a good night. See you!!

K) .

A2c. Talbert P. Anderson Mayers
is with the 101st Airborne Division
in Vietnam. He is the son of Victor
Anderson of Colon and Mrs. Geral-
dine Mayers de Harvey, an employee
of the Coco Solo Retail Store and a
resident of Pilon.

Born in Colon, he attended Rain-
bow City schools and was graduated
from Abel Bravo High School in
Colon in 1964. He joined the Air
Force soon after graduation.

4-. ^
S. Sgt. Robert Stevenson Blades,
who has been serving in Vietnam
since February 1966, is a son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Blades. His father is
a photographic equipment operator at
the Panama Canal Graphic Branch.

He was born in Paraiso, attended
school in Gamboa and was graduated
from La Boca Occupational High
School. During his school years he
was an outstanding basketball star.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in
June 1953 and has served in Ger-
many, Alaska, Japan, the Dominican
Republic, and for several tours in the
continental United States.

His wife, Mrs. Carmen Brown
Blades, and five children reside in
Panama City.

Sp5 David Norris Boostrom of
Gamboa is stationed with the 1st Air
Cavalry Division at An Khe, Vietnam.

A son of Mr. and Mrs. D. N. Boos-
trom of Gamboa, he was born at
Grand Forks, N. Dak. He came to
the Canal Zone with his parents in
October 1946 and attended Canal
Zone elementary schools, Asheville
School in Asheville, N.C., and was
graduated from Balboa High School
in the class of 1962.

He attended the University of
North Dakota at Grand Forks for 2
years before enlisting in the Army in
November 1965. He took his basic
training at Fort Leonard Wood, Miss.,
and advanced artillery training at Fort
Lewis, Wash.

He went to Vietnam with the 6th
Battalion, 29th Artillery in Septem-
ber 1966, spent August 1967 with
his parents in the Canal Zone, and
then returned to Vietnam. Upon ter-
mination of his Army duty in the fall
of 1968, he plans to return to college
for a degree in Business Administra-

Gary Adams
Gary Adams, who is with the U.S.
Air Force in Vietnam, is a son of
Holand A. Adams of Colon, who is
employed in the Panama Canal's
Industrial Division foundry.
He was born in Colon and attended
Colon schools.

Orlando J. Allen
Pfc. Orlando J. Allen, a 101st Air-
borne Division paratrooper, has been
in Vietnam only since December 4.
He is a foster son of Salomon Allen,
seaman in the Panama Canal's Marine
Bureau, who works at the Cristobal
Private Allen was born in Colon
and attended school in that city and
Abel Bravo high school. He went to
New York to continue his education
in mechanics and went into service
there 11 months ago.

Vicente R. Junior Arauz
Sgt. Vicente Ramos Junior Arauz,
who is serving with the U.S. Army
in Vietnam, has been in service 1/2
He was born in Panama and
attended schools in Paraiso.
His mother is Nasaria Ramos Arauz
and his stepfather is Ivan B. Hooker,
a leader laborer cleaner at Canal Zone

Air Force Sgt. Frank Borselli-
no, Jr., now on duty in Vietnam, is
a son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Borse-
llino of Gatun. His father is a lock
guard at Gatun Locks.
Sergeant Borsellino was born in
Gorgas Hospital and attended At-
lantic side schools from kindergarten
through high school. He was grad-
uated from Cristobal High School in
1964, was class vice president during
his senior year and was a major on
the ROTC Battalion Staff.
After graduation from high school
he enlisted in the Air Force, trained
in Mississippi, and was stationed in
Texas and then Okinawa for a year.
He returned to the States for reassign-
ment and has been in Vietnam since

P.Sgt. Bill Bright, who is serving in
the Pleiku area with A Troop, 7th
Squadron, 17th Air Cavalry, is a grad-
uate of Balboa High School in the
class of 1951 and was the recipient
of the ROTC Outstanding Cadet
Award in 1950.
He is a son of Carmen Bright of
Panama City and two of his brothers
are Panama Canal employees. One
brother, Thomas, is with the Canal
Zone Police Division and the other,
Frank, is with the Information Office.
Sergeant Bright enlisted in the
Army for armored training with the
45th Cavalry at Fort Clayton. Later
he was assigned as armored adviser
to Venezuela, where he received an
award from President Marcos Perez
Jim6nez. He also served in Iceland
prior to going to Vietnam.

Lt. David L. Browne, USN, a
regular officer in the U.S. Navy Civil
Engineering Corps, stationed at Cam
Rahn Bay, Vietnam, is a son of Carl
J. Browne, assistant director of the
Panama Canal's Engineering and Con-
struction Bureau, and Mrs. Browne,
of Balboa Heights.

He was born at Gorgas Hospital
on New Year's Day 1942 and attended
Canal Zone schools. He was grad-
uated from Balboa High School in
1959 with Boys' Nation honors and
as captain of the ROTC Battalion
Staff. He was valedictorian of the
graduation class.

Lieutenant Browne received his
Bachelor of Arts degree at Dartmouth
College, Hanover, N.H., in 1963
and his Bachelor of Electrical Engi-
neering degree at Thayer School of
Engineering, Hanover, N.H., in 1964.

As an NROTC regular midship-
man, he served for three summer
training periods on the U.S. destroyer
Wadleigh, North Atlantic cruise
(1960), Little Creek, Va. (Marines),
and Corpus Christi, Tex. (Aviation),
in 1961, and U.S. destroyer Leary,
Mediterranean cruise, 1962.

Graduated with distinction, he was
near the top of the class at the Civil
Engineering Officers School basic
course, Port Hueneme, Calif. He then
was stationed as utilities officer at the
U.S. Naval Station, Kodiak, Alaska,
September 1964 to 1965. He was an
instructor in the U.S. Naval Unit, U.S.
Army Chemical Center and School,
Fort McClellan, Ala., from 1965 to
1967 and has been at Nha Trang since

Lieutenant Browne has received
the Vietnam Service Medal, the Na-
tional Defense Service Medal and
the Secretary of the Navy Commen-
dation for Achievement with citation.

S. Sgt. Jos6 D. Castro, who has
been stationed at Due Pho, Vietnam,
since July, is with the 1st Battalion,
35th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division.
He is a brother of Mrs. Petronila C.
de Jim6nez, who resides in Camboa.
Staff sergeant Castro was born in
Paraiso, attended school in Gamboa
and La Boca and was graduated from
La Boca High School in 1950.
IIe has been in military service
since 1953. He served twice in Ger-
many, and then was stationed at Fort
Dixon, Tex., and Fort Polk, La.,
before being assigned to Vietnam.

Antonio Augustine Bolivar

Antonio Augustine Bolivar, who is
in Vietnam with the U.S. Army, is a
son of Mr. and Mrs. Antonio Bolivar
of Panama. His father is a mechanic
with the Panama Canal's Motor
Transportation Division.
He was born in Panama, attended
school in Panama City and enlisted
in the U.S. Army in the States. He
has been in military service 4 years.

Emilio Cooper
Pfc. Emilio Cooper, who is sta-
tioned with the U.S. Army in Viet-
nam, is a son of Carlos Henojosa of
Gamboa, a seaman with the Panama
Canal's Dredging Division.
Private Cooper was born in Colon
and attended school in Gamboa and
Balboa. He has been in the Army
1 year.

Ale. Robert A. Clark, who has
been serving with the 21st TAC Air
Support Squadron in Nha Trang,
Vietnam, since October, is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Carlyle D. Clark of
He was born in Panama and
attended elementary school and high
school in Paraiso, where he was grad-
uated in 1963. He joined the Air
Force in 1964 and took his training
in New York. His father is a service
tracer with the Panama Canal Per-
sonnel Bureau.

Sp5 Barton R. Coffey, who is sta-
tioned with the 575th Supply Com-
pany at Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam, was
born in Ancon. He is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Elden W. Coffey, retired
Panama Canal employees living in
Coffey attended the Canal Zone
elementary schools and Loyola and
St. Patrick's High Schools in Ottawa
and Montreal, Canada. After a year
with the Windsor Business School in
Windsor, Canada, he joined the U.S.
Army in 1956. He is married and has
three children, all living in Colorado
Springs, Colo.

Lt. John H. Flowers, USN, supply
officer aboard the U.S.S. Oriskany,
now stationed in the Gulf of Tonkin,
is the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. C.
Flowers of Ancon. Mr. Flowers is an
adcneasurer in the Port Captain's
office in Balboa.
Lieutenant Flowers was born in
Daytona Beach and attended Canal
Zone schools, graduating from Bal-
boa High School in 1958. He was
graduated from Southern University,
Lakeland, Fla., with a bachelor of
science in manual arts in 1962 and
taught for a short time in Sanford,
Fla., before joining the Navy.
He took his training at Pensacola,
Fla., and plans to remain in the Navy.
His wife and young son live in San

Sp4 John Griffall, who is attached
to the First Air Cavalry in Vietnam,
is a son of SGM and Mrs. Peter
Griffall of Fort Amador. His mother
is assistant to the budget officer in
the Panama Canal Personnel Direc-
tor's office.
He was born in Orangeburg, S.C.,
and attended schools in Angouleme,
France; El Paso, Tex.; Fort Riley,
Kans.; Copperas Cove, Tex.; and
Temple Junior College, Temple, Tex.
He participated in football, track,
speech, and dramatics and won
honors in regional and State meets in
extemporaneous speaking.
He entered the Army in 1966 and
was at Fort Polk, La., for basic train-
ing, had advanced communications
training at Fort Gordon, Ga., and
then was stationed at Fort Huachuca,
His wife, Carol, and daughter,
Melina, age 6 months, reside in the
Canal Zone.


1st Lt. Patrick H. Dockery, liaison
officer with the tactical forces in Viet-
nam, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry
A. Dockery of Gatun. His father is
assistant manager of the Supply Divi-
sion, Mount Hope.
He was born in Colon Hospital
and received his schooling in the
Canal Zone schools on the Atlantic
side of the Isthmus. After graduation
from Cristobal High School he stu-
died at Niagara University, Niagara
Falls, N.Y., where he was graduated
in 1965. He was in the ROTC
through his college years and was a
second lieutenant when he was grad-
uated. He entered the regular army
and intends to make the military
service his career.
He went to Vietnam after a tour
of duty at Fort Benning, Ga., and
Jungle Warfare Training in the Canal

Charles D. Hutton, son of Mrs.
Edna Tippett of Margarita, is with a
Navy task force patrol off Vietnam.
He was born at Margarita Hospital
and attended Cristobal High School.
He received his basic training at
Great Lakes, Ill. After an 8-month
tour of duty in the Pacific, he went
to Guam for IV1 years. Last July he
was assigned to advanced training at
Coronado Island (near San Diego)
and then left for duty off Vietnam.

Elbon L. Cobb
Third class petty officer Elbon L.
Cobb, who is stationed with River
Division 92 of the U.S. Navy in Viet-
nam, is a son of Mrs. Rose Critzer of
He was born in Sutton, W. Va., and
attended Balboa High School.



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Pfc. James B. Osborn, son of
Howard W. Osborn, Panama Canal
Maintenance Engineer, and Mrs.
Osborn left the United States Decem-
ber 11 for duty in Vietnam with the
U.S. Marines.
He was born in Salt Lake City,
Utah, attended Balboa High School
for the first 2 years and graduated in
1967 from Charlton High School in
Charlton, Mass.
He enlisted in the Marine Corps
after graduation, took his basic train-
ing at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and was
transferred to Camp Pendleton, Calif.,
in November.

John Reynolds, son of Sgt. and Mrs.
Paul Reynolds of Diablo Heights, is
a seaman aboard a U.S. Navy escort
destroyer on patrol and escort duty
between Hawaii and Vietnam. He
has been on this duty since February
of this year.
John, whose brother, Paul, is serv-
ing in Vietnam with the Army, was
born in Gorgas Hospital and was
graduated from Balboa High School
in 1966. He took ROTC training for
1 year in high school. He joined the
Navy shortly after graduation.

. S.

Pfc. Paul W. Richards, with the
68th Combat Assault Helicopter Com-
pany, Bien Hoa, Vietnam, has been
there since April. Formerly with the
173d Airborne, he transferred just
prior to the Battle of Dak To, in
which most of his battalion was wiped
He was born at Gorgas Hospital
and is a son of Lt. Howard C.
Richards of the Canal Zone Police
Division, and Mrs. Richards of
Most of his schooling was on the
Atlantic side of the Isthmus. He then
attended Balboa High School and
was a platoon leader in the ROTC.
Private, first class Richards enlisted
in the States and was home on the
Isthmus just prior to departure for

Carlos L. James
Alc. Carlos L. James, now serving
in Vietnam, is a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Ferdinand James of Rio Abajo. His
father is a general helper with the
Panama Canal Locks Division.
Airman, first class James was born
in Panama, attended schools in the
Republic, and upon graduation from
the University of Panama went to the
United States, where he enlisted in
the Air Force.

Ralph E. McFarlane
Sgt. Ralph E. McFarlane, who is
with the U.S. Army Medical Corps,
has been in Vietnam the past 5
He is a son of Steddeus McFarlane,
a motorboat captain with the Panama
Canal Dredging Division, and Mrs.
McFarlane, of Gamboa.
Sergeant McFarlane was born in
Gorgas Hospital, attended local
schools, and was graduated from
Paraiso High School in the class of
1951. He entered the Army in 1952
and, while in service, served a tour
of duty at Fort Clayton.

S -.

Fred J. Ryan, Jr., an electrician's
mate aboard the U.S.S. Valley Forge,
stationed off Vietnam, is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Fred J. Ryan of Balboa.
His father is dock foreman with the
Navigation Division in Balboa.
Born in Gorgas Hospital, he was
graduated from Cristobal High School
in 1965. He joined the Navy soon
after high school graduation and took
basic training in San Diego. He has
been aboard the U.S. Valley Forge
since November of this year. ,
He is married. His wife lives in
Fallon, Nev.

Philip D. Sanders, who recently
completed a 4-year apprentice train-
ing course as a machinist with the
Panama Canal, is on his way to Viet-
nam to serve with the U.S. Army.
Born in Colon Hospital, young
Sanders attended Canal Zone schools
on the Atlantic side and was grad-
uated from Cristobal High School in
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Irl
R. Sanders, Jr., of Margarita. Mr.
Sanders is with the Cristobal Ter-
minals Division.

Sp5c. Robert Folkes Rowe III
who has been in Vietnam since May,
is a son of Capt. Robert F. Rowe, Jr.,
of Diablo Heights, a Panama Canal
He was born in Camden, N.J.,
attended school in New Jersey, and
is a graduate of Balboa High School.
At graduation he was a sergeant in
the ROTC battalion.
Specialist, fifth class Rowe attended
Nuclear Electronics School in Hunts-
ville, Ala., then was at Sandia Base,
N. Mex., and at Fort Sill, Okla.,
where he was a mathematics teacher
at the artillery school. After a month's
leave in the Canal Zone he received
orders for Vietnam, where he is sta-
tioned with Battery C, 6th Battalion,
29th Artillery, at Dak To.

Sp5c. Paul H. Reynolds, Jr., who
has been in Vietnam with the 559th
Engineering Detachment, U.S. Army,
since August, is the son of Sgt.
and Mrs. Paul Reynolds of Diablo
Heights. Sergeant Reynolds is com-
mander of the Corozal Fire Station.
Born in Corgas Hospital, he was
graduated from Balboa High School
in 1962. He joined the Army shortly
after graduation and is now serving
his second hitch. He is married. His
wife and son live in Maryland.

Pfc. Gordon Lee Sanders, who is
in the Chu Lai area of Vietnam, has
been stationed there since July. He
is a son of Maxwell S. Sanders, Chief
Foreman, Marine Bunkering Section,
Private Sanders was born in the old
Margarita Hospital. He attended
school on the Atlantic side of the
Isthmus and was graduated from Cris-
tobal High School. He worked as a
carpenter for a contractor for 1/2
years and then went to the United
States. He attended Oklahoma State
Tech in Okmulgee, Okla., and was
graduated at the end of 2 years as a
plumber. He worked in Iowa City
as a plumber until entering service.
He was inducted here January 6,
1967. After basic training at Fort
Jackson, N.C., he attended a leader-
ship school there for 3 weeks and
then went to Advanced Infantry
Training School for 6 weeks prior to
assignment in Vietnam.
. S fl

Pfc. Paul F. Robinson, son of Mr.
and Mrs. William F. Robinson of
Balboa, is with the 101st Airborne
Division in Vietnam. He attended
Balboa High School for 1 year and
then entered Massanutten Military
Academy in Virginia, graduating in
June 1966. Entering the Army in
September 1966, he received basic
training at Fort Jackson, S.C., and
parachute training at Fort Benning,
Ga. He is a machine gunner and now
is hospitalized with a broken foot.

Roberto C. McQueen
Sgt. Roberto C. McQueen, who
had been stationed in the Philippines
and then was assigned to Vietnam, is
the son of Wilford B. McQueen of
Paraiso, who is employed at the Cold
Storage Plant, Corozal.
Sergeant McQueen is with the Air
Force and in electronics.
He was born in Panama and is a
graduate of Paraiso High School. He
was attending college in the States
when he enlisted in the Air Force.

ca CIriltm

Jrom 9ove


Christmas 1967 finds you
so that people everywhere may
day in its true spirit of peace o
We are aware of your sacr
is part of it, particularly at this I

There is nothing we woul
with us on this day. But that i.
our thoughts reach you across tl
blessings of Christmas will be w
will bring you safely home agai

May God bless you.

Pvt. Oscar Murrell, Jr., son of Mr.
and Mrs. Oscar A. Murrell of Paraiso,
who has been serving in the Army
since June, and his brother, Howard
A. Murrell, who is in the Navy, are
both assigned to Vietnam. Their
father is a Panama Canal Schools
Division swimming pool manager.
Oscar was graduated from Rainbow
City High School in the Class of 1961
and until assignment in Vietnam had
been with A Battery, 6th U51ACFA,
Third Platoon,.at Fort Sill, Okla.

Howard A. Murrell
Seaman Howard A. Murrell, serv-
ing with the Navy in Vietnam, is one
of two sons of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
A. Murrell stationed there. His
brother is Pvt. Oscar Murrell, Jr.
Seaman Murrell, who is with the
U.S.S. Satyr, entered service in March.
He was graduated from Rainbow
City High School in the class of 1963
and is a former employee of the
Panama Canal Division of Schools,
having served as a lifeguard at the
Rainbow City swimming pool.

Ronaldo Sealey, serving with the
101st Airborne Division in Vietnam,
is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher
Sealey of Gamboa. His father is a lead
foreman in the Dredging Division.
Born in Corgas Hospital, he
attended Paraiso schools and was
graduated from Paraiso High School
in 1965.
Ronaldo entered the Army in May
1966 and was stationed at Fort Bragg,
N.C., and Fort Campbell, Ky., before
going overseas.

Arturo Wallen
Marine Sp. Arturo Wallen, 20, has
been in Vietnam since September.
He is a son of David M. Wallen,
who is with the Panama Canal's oil
plant, Terminal Division, Mount
Hope, and Mrs. Wallen, of Colon.
He was born in Gatun, attended
Rainbow City High School and was
graduated from a high school in
His older brother, Lance Corporal
Joseph Wallen, lost his life in Viet-
nam January 26, 1966.

9 I/- -q7



Vol. VI, No. 27 Mds de 50 Aiios al Servicio del Comercio Mundial Viernes 22 de Diciembre de 1967

Bella Navidad Tendrin '

Paraiso y Pedro Miguel

Luces multicolores y atractivas de-
coraciones de las casas atraerAn a
muchos visitantes a Pedro Miguel y
Paraiso el mi6rcoles 27 de diciembre
por la noche.
La raz6n es que esa sera la noche
en que un comity especial, nombrado
por los Consejos Civicos de esas co-
munidades seleccionarA la residencia
mejor adornada de cada una de esas
Los jueces inspeccionarAn el Area
de las dos poblaciones desde las 7:30
hasta las 11 p.m. y los residents, por
su parte, se esforzarAn en llevarse el
premio. El resultado serA una fantas-
magoria de luces y colors que darAn
un bellisimo aspect a las dos pobla-
clones hermanas de Pedro Miguel y
Mafiana sAbado son esperados unos
1.200 pequefios en el Campo de Jue-
gos de Paraiso, donde se les ofrecerA
una gran fiesta de Navidad, que du-
rarA toda la mafiana. HabrA misica
por elCombo Los Supremos, que serA
difundida por toda el Area por medio
de altoparlantes; juegos de today clase;
Mancha y Cato, los burritos de Sum-
mit, harAn las delicias de los peque-
fluelos, que recibirin ademis dulces
y golosinas a tutipl6n. Se tiene pre-
parada una gran cantidad de juguetes
y chicharras para que los nifios le im-
partan al ambient ese tono de bullan-
gueria infantil que posee la Navidad.
HabrA transport gratis en autobis
para los nifios que viven en Pedro
Miguel y en el Area norte de Paraiso.
El sAbado, 30 de diciembre, habrA
un concerto gratis que cerrarA con
broche de oro la temporada de Navi-
dad en Paraiso y Pedro Miguel. El

Nuevas Horas Tendran

Para Visitas en Sala

De Nifios del Gorgas
Nuevas horas de visit, de 10 a.m.
a 7 p.m., han sido implantadas en la
Sala de Pediatria No. 2 del Hospital
Corgas, con el fin de que los padres
tengan horas de visit mAs largas.
Anteriormente eran s6lo desde las 9
a.m. a las 5 p.m.
Las nuevas horas de visit han sido
establecidas con el fin de que los
padres que no podian visitar a sus
nifios durante las horas del dia lo
hagan ahora y, al mismo tiempo,
darle al personal de la sala mayor
oportunidad de tender a las necesi-
dades de los nifios en las primeras
horas de la mafiana.

coro y la orquesta de la Escuela Se-
cundaria de Paraiso, lo mismo que un
coro integrado por personas de la co-
munidad, haran las delicias de los asis-
tentes a este event que tendrA lugar
en el nuevo gimnasio de Paraiso, a
partir de las 7:30 p.m.
Estas actividades de Navidad han
sido organizadas por los Consejos Ci-
vicos y financiadas por los residents
de las dos poblaciones.
El Profesor George V. Richards
preside el Consejo Civico de Paraiso,
mientras que Seabert Haynes esti al
frente del de Pedro Miguel.
El ComitB Organizador esta presi-
dido, al igual que el afio pasado, por
Harold W. Williams; Haynes es el 1
vicepresidente, Clifton H. L6pez es
el secretario y Alfonso Alexis es el

Teatro de Balboa Tendra

Nlevo Aire Acondicionado
El nuevo sistema de aire acondi-
cionado con agua helada para el Tea-
tro de Balboa serA instalado a partir
del 3 de enero. El teatro quedara sin
aire acondicionado por espacio de 30
Sin embargo habra circulaci6n de
aire fresco por medio de un sistema
de abanicos. Se continuarA proyec-
tando peliculas, pero solamente una
al dia, a partir de las 7:30 de la noche.
Una excepci6n de la regla es que
el teatro continuarA presentando los
matins de los sAbados en la mariana
a la hora de costumbre, 10 a.m.
El precio de entrada serA reducido
a 50 centavos durante la semana, con
la excepci6n de los fines de semana
en que, por contrato, se cobra precio

S w f A'& L,'.. lz..rO"m. -
Gloria a Dios en las Alturas y Paz en la Tierra a los Hombres de Buena Voluntad. El cdntico de los dngeles en la
noche que el Hijo de Dios naci6 en un pesebre entire las caricias de su Madre y el cuidado del vardn que le sirvi6
de tutor; ese mismo cdntico cobra hoy mds vigencia que nunca, a 20 siglos de distancia, cuando los hombres de
todas las naciones, al igual que los pastores de la primera Navidad, se acercan al Portal de Belen para pedirle a
Dios que devuelva la paz a este mundo. El SPILLWAY se une a esos anhelos y desea a todos sus lectures una
Feliz Navidad.


Esclusas de Miraflores._ 2,182
Esclusas de Cat6n-n ____ 480
Jardines de Summit- 370
Museo de la Zona
del Canal .___... ___.. 170
Las Cruces, Diana,
14 viajes--_______ 729
Maasdam ___ 436
Rossini ._________ 450
Gran Total------- 4,817

Enviamos Nuestros Saludos

A Quienes Prestan Servicio

El nimero de j6venes de la Zona
del Canal que han entrado a prestar
servicio active con las Fuerzas Arma-
das de los Estados Unidos ha alcan-
zado una nueva marca durante los
ultimos 12 meses. Cerca de 700 j6ve-
nes registrados en el servicio selective
prestan servicio active en estos
Se calcula que mAs del 10 por
ciento de ellos presta servicios en
Viet Nam o en Areas cercanas.
Muchos de los que estAn actual-
mente en servicio han combatido ya
en Viet Nam. Muchos otros irAn allA
dentro de poco.
Como un tribute a todos ellos, esta
edici6n de Navidad ha sido dedicada
a los que son parientes inmediatos de
empleados del Canal de PanamA. Sin
duda, algunos han sido omitidos, ya
sea porque sus padres se encuentran
de vacaciones o por otra raz6n. En
algunos casos no pudimos conseguir
fotografias que pudieran ser usadas.
Las limitaciones de espacio hicieron
impossible que incluybramos a muchos
otros que son sobrinos, sobrinas, yer-
nos o nueras, o educados por perso-
nas de la familiar del Canal, y tambien
hijos e hijas de empleados del Canal
ya jubilados.
Un gran porcentaje de los que hon-
ramos hoy pertenecieron al ROTC en
sus dias de escuela, lo cual les brind6
un fundamento s61ido para un mayor
adiestramiento military o les permiti6
especializarse en campos sumamente
El n6mero de residents de la Zona
del Canal en servicio active represent
mis de una quinta parte de los 3.200
que se han registrado localmente
desde 1951, cuando Ia ley de reclu-
tamiento entr6 en vigencia. Ello es
trcs veces mAs que el promedio en
Estados Unidos.
MAs de 300 de los que se han
registrado en la Zona del Canal, han
entrado al servicio active en los 61ti-
mos 2 afios. Los archives del Servicio
Selectivo en la Zona del Canal mues-
tran que los aplazamientos debidos a
paternidad o a casos de infortunio en
la Zona son menores que el promedio
national en Estados Unidos, y que
muy pocos son los que resultan inha-
bilitados para prestar servicio military.
En un mensaje de Navidad dirigido
a los que actualmente prestan servi-
cios en Viet Nam, el Gobernador
W. P. Leber expresa el sentir de miles

de parientes y amigos en el Istmo,
cuando declara: "Nuestros pensa-
mientos se dirigen a ustedes a trav6s
de la distancia".
El mensa'e del Gobernador y foto-
grafias e informaci6n sobre muchos de
los que prestan servicios en esa Area
de combat aparecen en las pAginas
interiores de la present edici6n del

Jefa de Enfermeras

Del H. de Coco Solo

Recibe Alto Honor
La Sra. Edna Karpinski, director
de enfermeria en el Hospital de Coco
Solo, tiene entire sus mAs preciadas
posesiones una placa que le fue en-
tregada en marzo de este afio, por
medio de la cual se la nombra ins-
tructora honoraria de la Escuela de
las Americas de Fuerte Gulick. Es la
6nica mujer que ostenta tal titulo y
lo gan6 coordinando las demostracio-
nes prActicas de teoria de enfermeria
que se le dan a los estudiantes latino-
AdemAs de ser la jefa de 52 enfer-
meras y 64 ayudantes de enfermeria,
ha ayudado en el program de adies-
tramiento en el trabajo, a los miem-
bros del cuerpo midico del 80 Grupo
de Fuerzas Especiales.
Se ha agitado durante los lltimos
10 afios en actividades de beneficio
A pesar de haber sido director de
Servicios de Enfermeria en el Hospi-
tal de Coco Solo desde 1961, la Sra.
Karpinski ha estado relacionada con
la Direcci6n de Salubridad desde
1952, cuando empez6 como enferme-
ra, poco despues de haber Ilegado al
Istmo con su familiar, procedente de
Rhode Island. Su esposo, F6lix Kar-
pinski, es operario de esclusas (mccAt-
nico tornero) en las Esclusas de Cathrn.
Empez6 su trabajo de enfcrmnera en
el Hospital Col6n y luego fue trasla-
dada al Hospital de Coco Solo. En sus
15 afios de prActica ha tonido expc-
riencias muiy iintcrcsantes.


En las oficinas de la Universidad
del Estado de La Florida, Edificio
808, en ]a Base de la Fuerza A6rea
de Albrook, comenzarAn las matricu-
las para el trimestre de invierno, el
martes 2 de enero de 1968. La oficina
abrirA desde el martes hasta el vier-
nes, de 8 a.m. a 4 p.m. y de 6:30 a
8 p.m. en las noches del miercoles y
jueves. Cualquiera persona que posea
diploma de escuela secundaria o su

Pamela Roberts, a la derecha, y Pablo Rodriguez, alumnos de 60 grado de
la Escuela de Rainbow City, en vestidos tipicos de PanamA, posan ante el
mural que form parte del retablo de la fiesta de Navidad de la Escuela
Primaria de Rainbow City. El mural represent la escena de la Natividad
y fue copiado de la cubierta del disco de villancicos del coro del Hogar de
Nihias de Bella Vista. Este magnifico trabajo fue obra del Sr. Justo Rodriguez,
uno de los miembros del Club de Padres de Familia, con la ayuda de tres
alumnos del 69 grado.

equivalent puede solicitar ser admi-
Al final de las matriculas, el vier-
nes 5 de enero, se analizarA las canti-
dades de inscripciones para determi-
nar cuAles serAn los cursos que se
ofrecerAn. Las matriculas tardias de-
berAn ser aprobadas por el director.
Las classes del sector Pacifico se
dictarAn en el Edificio 808 de la Base
de la Fuerza A6rea de Albrook. Las
classes, para el curso de 10 semanas,
comenzarAn el 8 de enero y termina-
ran el 15 de marzo. Los exAmenes
finales tendrAn lugar el l6timo dia
de classes.
Los estudiantes que se matriculen
para el trimestre de invierno podrAn
escoger de entire 20 diferentes cursos.
Todos los cursos, con excepci6n de
uno de Civilizaci6n HispAnica, ten-
drAn dos classes por semana, lunes y
mi6rcoles, o martes y jueves. Ninguna
clase terminarA despubs de las 9:45
El costo es de $14 por trimestre
hora, ademAs de los libros. Si la per-
sona se matricula por primera vez
habrA un cobro extra de $5. El per-
sonal military puede recibir una ayuda
hasta de $10.50 por trimestre hora.
Todos los pagos deberAn hacerse por
cheque o por medio de giros postales.
El cost de ]a ensefianza y la ma-
tricula deberAn ser pagados totalmen-
te en el moment de matricularse. El
iltimo dia para matriculas tardias,
para retirarse, para cambiar de classes,
o para conseguir devoluciones es el
viernes 12 de enero.
Para mayor informaci6n y para
hacer cita con los consejeros, debe
llamarse a la Oficina de la Universi-
dad de La Florida, Albrook Field
27-6-7238 6 27-6-5270.

Universidad de La Florida

Anuncia Curso de Invierno


Diciembre 22, 1967

25-Navidad. Dia feriado en la Zona del Canal.
28-Dia de los Santos Inocentes. Fiesta religiosa que se aprovecha en
PanamA para jugarle bromas a familiares y amigos utilizando la
frase "Inocente Mariposa".
1-iFeliz Aiio Nuevo! Dia feriado en la Zona del Canal.
5-Primer escrutinio para escoger la Reina del Carnaval del sector Paci-
fico de la Zona del Canal.
I ,

11:00-Suerte y Alegria con la Loteria
11:30-Tiempo de Estrellas
12:00-Peleas Que Hicieron Historia
12:30-Show del Mediodia
2:30-Estreno Favorito
4:00-Tarde de Toros
7:00-Los Monroe
8:00-El T6nel del Tiempo
9:00-El Show de Dean Martin
10:00-Largo Metraje

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Jardin de Maravillas
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Reportajes Mundiales
3:00-Tardes Filmicas
4:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblan
5:30-Marine Boy
6:00-La Novela del Dos
7:30-La Tremenda Corte
8:00-Los Invasores
9:00-E1 Hombre del Rifle
9:30-La Caldera del Diablo
10:30-Largo Metraje

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Jardin de Maravillas
l:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Reportaies Mundiales
3:00-Tardes Filmicas
4:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
5:30-Club de Mickey Mouse
6:00-La Novela del Dos
7:00-Simplicia la Secretaria
7:30-Reto al Mal
8:00-Alegre Navidad
9:00-Mi Mujer es Hechicera
10:30-Largo Metraje

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Jardin de Maravillas
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Reportajes Mundiales
3:00-Tardes Filmicas
4:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
5:30-Super Seis
6:00-La Novela del Dos
7:30-Blanquita Amaro
8:30-Viaje a las Estrellas
9:30-La Caldera del Diablo
10:30-Largo Metraje

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Jardin de Maravillas
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Reportaies Mundiales
3:00-Tardes Filmicas
4:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
5:30-Flipper, el Delfin Maravilloso
6:00-La Novela del Dos
7:00-Mis Adorables Sobrinos
7:30-Comandos del Desierto
8:00-Alma de Acero
9:00-Historia del F.B.I.
10:30-Largo Metraje

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
12:00-Jardin de Maravillas
1:00-Show de la Una
2:00-Reportajes Mundiales
3:00-Tardes Filmicas
4:30-Los Amiguitos de Roblin
5:30-Hey Land Lord
6:00-La Novela del Dos
7:00-Mr. Terrific
7:30-La Casa de Luis Demetrio
10:30-Largo Metraje

11:30-Carnaval de Cartones
1:00-Programa Femenino
2:00-A Bailar Joven
3:00-Reprise de la Novela de las 6
5:30-La Rubia Peligrosa
6:00-Un Mundo de Juguetes
7:00-Misi6n Imposible
9:00-Alfred Hitchcock

9:15-La Santa Misa
10:00-Todo por la Patria
10:45-Silvese Quien Pueda
11:30-Los Maravillosos Juguetes
de Felix
12:00-Ventana del Mundo
1:00-Los Cucos
1:30-Domingo Deportivo
5:30-Un Mundo de Juguetes
6:00-Guardianes del Espacio
8:00-El Santo
9:00-El Agente de C.I.P.O.L.
10:00-Estreno Sorpresivo
11:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
12:00-Mfsica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
4:00-La Gran Aventura
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instantineas Sociales
5:30-Piginas de la Vida
6:00-El Hombre de Acero
6:20-Los Lios de Cecil
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-EI Gato
8:00-Festival en Madrid
8 30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
9:30-La Chica de C.I.P.O.L.
10:30-Los Intocables
11:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
12:00-Mfsica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine Hogar
4:00-La Ruta del Sol
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instantineas Sociales
5:30-PAginas de la Vida
6:00-El Hombre de Acero
6:20--Csate y Veris
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-C6micos y Canciones
8:00-La Hora Continental
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
10:30-Los Intocables
11:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
12:00-Sorteo de la Loteria
12:15--Msica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine Hogar
4:00-Puertos de Intriga
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-Instantineas Sociales
5:30-Piginas de la Vida
6:00-El Hombre de Acero
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-Carrousel Internacional
8:00-Estrellas Palmolive
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Los Vengadores
10:30-Los Intocables
11:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
12:00-Misica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Camino de la Verdad
2:15-Cine Hogar
4:00-Los Isleiios
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-InstantAneas Sociales
5:30-Piginas de la Vida
6:00-El Hombre de Acero
6:20-Los Apuros de Telosforo
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-Beverly Ricos
8:00-Jueves Estelares de Pond's
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Jim West
10:30-Los Intocables
11:30-Aventuras de Rin Tin Tin
12:00-Misica y Risas
1:30-La Hora de Corin Tellado
2:00-Cine Hogar
4:00-Aventuras en el Paraiso
5:00-Novela de la Tarde
5:25-InstantAneas Sociales
5:30-Piginas de la Vida
6:00-El Hombre de Acero
6:20-Pepito Masito
6:55-Primera Plana
7:30-La Hora de Rail Astor
8:00-Las Estrellas y Usted
8:30-Su Novela Favorita
9:00-Conflictos Humanos
9:30-Yo Soy Espia
10:30-Viernes con Martinez Blanco
11:00-Colorin Colorao
12:00-Mi Madre es un Convertible
12:30-E1 Show de los Cinco
1:30-La Mujer Opina
2:00-Reprise de Corin Tellado
4:00-Cine Programa Telecuatro
5:30-Luchar o Morir
6:00-Patrulla de Caminos
6:30-Los H6roes de Hogan
7:30-Revista Musical
8:00-A Petici6n Suya
8:30-P6rdidos en el Espacio
10:30-Pantalla Cinematogrifica

Viernes 22__

Sfbado 23_-
Domingo 24.

Lunes 25___

Martes 26__

Mi6rcoles 27.

Jueves 28-__


Batman And Robin (AYC) y
Wild Westerners (AY)
The Sound Of Music (AYC)

The Sound Of Music (AYC)

Raiders From Beneath The Sea
(ADULTOS) y Return Of Mr. Moto
Naked Prey (ADULTOS)

Batman And Robin (AYC) y
Wild Westerners (AY)


Raiders From Beneath The Sea
(ADULTOS) y Return Of Mr. Moto
Naked Prey (ADULTOS)

Beach Ball (ADULTOS)


10:00 p.m.
Girls On The Beach (ADULTOS)

Spinout (AYC) y
Gold For The Caesars (AY)

Return Of The Seven (ADULTOS)

Return Of The Seven (ADULTOS)

Georgy Girl (ADULTOS)


The Indian Fighter (AYC) y
Jack The Giant Killer (AYC)

i. rRA The Reluctant Saint (AYC) y 10:00 p.m.
Viernes 29-_CERRADOI First Men n The Moon (AYC) Dr. Terror's House Of Horrors (AY)
GUIA DEL CINE: A, Adultos; Y, J6venes de 12 a 16; C, Nifios de 8 a 12.

Gente en la Noticia



La Srta. Marta Luisa Gord6n M. es dibujante de inge-
nieria en el Ramo de Ingenieria Civil, de la Divisi6n de
Ingenieria, situada en el Edificio de Administraci6n en
Balboa Heights. Entr6 a trabajar en la empresa del Canal
de PanamA el 22 de abril de 1966. Naci6 en la ciudad de
PanamA. Curs6 sus studios primaries en la Escuela Repi-
blica de Chile y sus secundarios en el Colegio Nuestra
Sefiora de Bethlehem, en Las Cumbres, donde obtuvo el
titulo de Bachiller en Humanidades. Actualmente cursa el
69 aiio de arquitectura en la Universidad de Panami y
esta preparando su tesis de graduaci6n. La Srta. Gord6n
pertenece a la Sociedad "Los Perros" de la Facultad de
Arquitectura. Al preguntirsele sobre sus pasatiempos
favorites, contest: "La nataci6n, por supuesto, pues
desde temprana edad mi padre me ensefi6 a nadar".
Dicho sea de paso, su padre Adan Gord6n, fue un gran
propulsor de la nataci6n en PanamA y fue durante muchos
afios administrator de la Piscina Olimpica, que hoy leva
su nombre. La Srta. Gord6n ha visitado Miami en viaje
de vacaciones.

Mario Castrell6n Ramirez es dibujante de ingenieria en
el Ramo de Ingenieria, en el Edificio de Administraci6n
de Balboa Heights. Lleva 8 afios de servicios en la em-
presa del Canal de PanamA, todos en esa misma secci6n.
Castrell6n Ramirez naci6 en SonA, Provincia de Vera-
guas, el 9 de enero de 1921. Hizo sus studios primaries
en la Escuela Miguel Alba, de Soni, y los secundarios en
la Escuela de Artes y Oficios Melchor Lasso de la Vega,
donde se gradu6 en construcci6n. Estudi6 luego 11/ de
arquitectura en la Universidad de PanamA. Castrell6n
Ramirez ha tenido sus negocios propios en la industrial, en
los bienes races y en la construcci6n. Pertenece al Club
Uni6n, y su deported favorite es la equitaci6n. Castrell6n
Ramirez es casado con la Sra. Raquel Oiler de Castrell6n
con quien reside en la ciudad de PanamA en compafiia de
sus hijos: Mario, de 19 afios; Luis Alberto, de 17; Rey-
naldo, de 16; Max, de 12; Mariela, de 10; y Gerardo de
8 afios.

Gotas de Historia

Octubre 8, 1898-Muri6 don Ricardo
Arango. Habia sido Gobernador del
Departamento de PanamA desde el
19 de diciembre de 1893.
Octubre 9, 1909-Se vaciaron 4.966
yards cibicas de concrete en las
Esclusas de Gatin durante la se-
mana que termin6 el 9 de octubre,
o sea un promedio de 828 yards
ctbicas por dia, el promedio diario
mis alto alcanzado para esa 6poca.
Octubre 10, 1913-A las 2:02 p.m. se
dinamit6 una secci6n del dique de
Gamboa creando una abertura de
125 pies de ancho por la que fluy6
el agua desde el Lago Gat6n en
tal cantidad que llen6 en unas 2
horas el Corte Culebra (hoy Gail-
lard) desde el dique hasta el de-
rrumbe de Cucaracha.
Octubre 11, 1596-Con la muerte de
Julio Rodriguez Baptista, el puesto
de Jefe Alguacil de la ciudad de
PanamA fue otorgado a Francisco
Octubre 12, 1854-El president de
la Compafiia de Vapores Pacific
Mail, W. H. Aspinwall, fue auto-
rizado por los estatutos de la com-
paiiia para que escogiera a la firm
"Howland & Aspinwall", para que
se encargara de las transacciones

Aguadulce se Fundo en

Llanura de La Trinidad

Seg6n la tradici6n regional reco-
gida por el gran historiador panamenio

Publicaci6n official del Canal de Pana-
ma. Se autoriza la reproducci6n ya fue-
re verbal o escrita de cualquier cr6nica
o noticia aqui aparecida, sin necesidad
de solicitud express.
Gobernador de la Zona del Canal
Jefe de la Oficina de Informacidn
La informaci6n que se deseare publicar
en el SPILLWAY debe ser enviada a la
oficina del Jefe de Prensa. Dirigir la
correspondencia a PANAMA CANAL
SPILLWAY, Apartado M, Balboa, Zona
del Canal.
Distribuci6n gratuita a todos los em-
pleados del Canal de PanamA. Valor
de la subscripci6n para otros (inclu-
yendo envio por correo) $2.60 al aio.
Los cheques deben hacerse pagaderos
al Panama Canal Company y dirigidos
a: SPILLWAY Subscriptions, Box M,
Balboa Heights, Canal Zone.

Ruben D. Carries, Aguadulce fue fun-
dado ya entrado el siglo XVIII sobre
una amplia Ilanura que Ilamaban de
La Trinidad, tal vez porque sobre esas
tierras plans habian surgido simul-
tAneamente una trilogia de poblacio-
nes nuevas e inmediatas: El Cristo,
Pocri y Aguadulce.
De su fundaci6n no hay informes
exactos. S61o es curioso anotar que al
observer un mapa de las Provincias
Centrales del Istmo, confeccionado
en 1785 por Juan L6pez, aparece la
ubicaci6n de Pocri inmediata al Rio
Membrillar y en cambio no aparece
la ubicaci6n de Aguadulce.
Lo que es casi seguro, dice Caries,
es que la poblaci6n El Cristo es mas
antigua que las otras dos y que fue
poblada originalmente por families
provenientes de la Alcaldia Mayor de
NatA, tales como los SAenz, de Le6n,
Guevara, Carvajal y los Pinz6n de

Pagina 2

En Su Pantalla


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Maj. Jack B. Hammond, a jetl
pilot with the U.S. Marine Air Corps,
has been assigned to fly the F-4s, the
new Phantom jets, in Vietnam.

He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles
W. Hammond of Gamboa. His father
is lead foreman, maintenance, of the
Panama Canal's Dredging Division.

Major Hammond was graduated
from Balboa High School in 1955,
and was a sergeant in the ROTC

He was graduated from Bradley
University, Peoria, Ill., in 1959 and
attended Officers Candidate School at
Quantico, Va., where he was com-
missioned a lieutenant in December
1959. He received preflight training
in Pensacola, Fla., advanced training
in Kingsville and Corpus Christi, Tex.,
and fighter plane training at Beaufort,
S.C., and then was assigned to the
333d Marine Air Wing.

He was on duty at Guantanamo,
Cuba, during the Cuban crisis, for 13
months was a test pilot in Japan, and
then took bomber and rocket training
in Puerto Rico. Prior to assignment in
Vietnam he's been a flight instructor
in Pensacola.

Marine Cpl. Clark Jennings, whose
parents reside in Gamboa, is only 20
years of age and is in Vietnam on his
third tour of duty. He spent 10 days
on the Isthmus in September and then
returned to Vietnam, where he is sta-
tioned with an amphibious company
in Da Nang.

Corporal Jennings is a son of Clyde
Jennings, a machinist at Pedro Miguel
Locks, and Mrs. Jennings.

Born in Yuma, Ariz., he attended
school in Peru while the family lived
10 years at Ilo where his father was
with the Southern Peru Copper Corp.
He then attended school in the States
and was graduated from St. Martin's
High School in Olympia, Wash.

Immediately after graduation from
high school he joined the Marines.
Upon completion of basic training he
went to Vietnam. He came home for
30 days after his first tour of duty,
returned to Vietnam, then came here
briefly in September before returning
for his third Vietnam tour.

Newton Greene

Sp4c. Newton Greene, who has
been stationed in Vietnam the past 10
months, is a son of Mr. and Mrs.
Aston Greene of Rainbow City.

He was born in Colon and attended
Rainbow City schools, graduating
from Rainbow City High School.

He joined the Army while visiting
his sister in New York.

Derek W. Egger
Derek W. Egger is a son of Mr.
and Mrs. William H. Egger of Coco
Solo. His father is a central office
repairman in the Panama Canal's
telephone section.
He was born in Colon Hospital,
attended schools on the Atlantic side
of the Isthmus, and is a graduate of
Cristobal High School. He was an
ROTC sergeant upon graduation. He
attended Canal Zone Junior College,
worked with United Fruit Co. at
Cristobal about 18 months, and then
attended Technical College at St.
Petersburg, Fla., 2 years. He was
drafted into the service upon gradua-
tion and was with the Adjutant Gen-
eral's office. He now is with the Signal
Corps in Vietnam.

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Six- .- .

Pfc. M. Frederick LeVee, who is
with A Battery, 1st Battalion, 92d
Artillery, at Pleiku, South Vietnam,
is a son of Mrs. Ferne E. LeVee of
Diablo, who is employed in the Pan-
ama Canal Claims Branch, and the
late Sgt. Morton L. LeVee of the
Canal Zone Police.
He was born in Gorgas Hospital
and attended Balboa schools. He is a
graduate of Balboa High School,
where he trained with the ROTC. He
attended Canal Zone College, re-
ceived his basic training at Fort Jack-
son, S.C., and his advanced training
at Fort Sill, Okla.

Stephen Albert Gordon
Sp5c. Stephen Albert Cordon is with
the U.S. Infantry in Vietnam and sta-
tioned in Saigon, according to the
latest news received from him by his
father, Stephen R. Gordon of Pedro
Miguel, who works with the Pan-
ama Canal Maintenance Division in
He was born in Panama City,
attended Panama schools and the Arts
and Crafts Trade School in Panama.
He has been in military service
since 1952 and served in the United

States and Europe
assigned to Vietnam
A brother, Carlos
don, just returned aft
in Vietnam, now is
United States.

I '-;. ir k ; ':, "


Pfc. George T. King, who is sta-
tioned in Nha Trang, has been in
Vietnam since July. He is a son of
Mr. and Mrs. William T. King, Jr.,
of Gamboa. His father is Budget and
Projects Coordinator with the Panama
Canal's Engineering and Construction
Bureau. Mr. King, who retired as a
lieutenant colonel in the Army last
December, had been stationed in the
Canal Zone a few years ago.
Private King was graduated from
Albuquerque High School in New
Mexico in 1966 and entered the Army
last summer.

V. 9

Sgt. William R. Kirton, son of
William A. Kirton, lead foreman at
Gatun Locks, and Mrs. Kirton, of
Camp Bierd, has been serving in Viet-
nam since September 1966.
He was born in Colon Hospital in
1943 and attended school in Gatun
and Rainbow City, where he was
graduated in 1962. He left the Isth-
mus in 1963 and entered service the
following year.

WO Robert A. Lawyer, son of Lt.
Robert W. Lawyer of the Canal Zone
Police Division and Mrs. Lawyer, of
La Boca, is with the 192d Assault
Helicopter Company in Vietnam.
He was born at Gorgas Hospital
and is a 1965 graduate of Balboa High
School, where he was active in the
He entered the Army, after attend-
ing Canal Zone College 1 year. Fol-
lowing basic training at Fort Polk,
La., he attended primary helicopter
school at Fort Walters, Tex., and took
advanced training at Fort Rucker,
Ala., before being assigned to Viet-


M. Sgt. Kenneth W. Lewis, who
is with Advisory Team 61 in Vietnam,
is a son of Mr. and Mrs. George V.
Lewis of Rainbow City. His father
is launch dispatcher in the Harbor-
master's Office, Cristobal.
Sergeant Lewis was born in Rain-
bow City and attended the schools
there and in La Boca. He was grad-
uated from La Boca High School and
was a teacher in the Rainbow City
Elementary School fourth grade when
he enlisted in the Army about 13
years ago.
He served in the United States and
Europe and on return to the States
was engaged in troop training before
being assigned to attend a Vietnamese
language course. Upon completion of
this course he was assigned to Viet-
His wife and three children are in
New York.

A2c. Howard Lilly of the Air
Force, who was wounded while on
duty in the demilitarized zone in Viet-
nam, has the distinction of being the
only airman in that area decorated
with the U.S. Marines serving there.
He is the sole airman in the area and
his responsibility as an electronics
technician is maintenance of an air-
way guidance transmitter which acts
as a radio beacon on which the
aircraft home in.
After being wounded, he was in a
hospital in Japan for a time and then
returned to duty in Da Nang.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Alfred W. Lilly, of Coco Solo. His
father is with the Panama Canal
security force at Gatun Locks and is
a retired 24-year veteran of World
War II and Korea.
Airman Lilly was born in Maryland
and, as a Navy dependent, was edu-
cated in schools all over the world.
He enlisted in the States and this is
his third year in service.
Today is his 22d birthday.

e before being Warren D. Marquard, Jr., son of
-. Mr. and Mrs. Warren Marquard of
Alexander Gor- Margarita, is with the U.S. Army
ter a tour of duty Medical Corps as a medic with the
stationed in the General Medical Dispensary near
Tan San Nhut Airport, near Saigon.
.He was born in Gorgas Hospital
and was graduated from Cristobal
High School in 1961. He attended
the University of Houston in Houston,
Tex., and received a degree in archi-
tecture in 1966. After joining the
'-. Army in 1967, he took basic training
,', at Fort Polk, La., and later attended
Fort Sam Houston medical school for
*: 12 weeks.
His father is manager of the Coco
I SSolo Retail Store.

S. Sgt. William D. Mapp, who is
stationed at Tsun Knut, Vietnam, with
the 377th Transportation Squadron,
Combat Support Group of the Air
Force, is the son of Capt. and Mrs.
John W. Mapp of Gamboa. His father
is a tugboat captain with the Panama
Canal Dredging Division.
Staff sergeant Mapp was born in
Melfa, Va., and was graduated from
Northampton High School in 1957.
He attended Danville Technical In-
stitute at Danville, Va., 1 year and
then enlisted in the Air Force in 1959.
He left on his assignment to Viet-
nam on Thanksgiving Day. His wife
and two sons reside in Virginia.


Sp4c. Roy J. Saunders, who has
been with the U.S. Army in Vietnam
about a year, is a son of Mrs. Ameline
Bernard of Paraiso. His stepfather,
Charles Bernard of Paraiso is a boat-
swain with the Panama Canal's
Marine Bureau.
Specialist fourth class Saunders
was born in Panama and attended
school in Paraiso. He was graduated
from Paraiso High School in 1963
and enlisted in the Army while in the

James C. Hoverson

Sp4c. James C. Hoverson, son of
Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hoverson of
Margarita, is with the 11th Combat
Aviation Battalion near Saigon, Viet-
His father is general foreman,
refrigeration and air conditioning, in
the Panama Canal's Maintenance
Specialist, fourth class Hoverson
was born in Margarita and attended
Atlantic side Canal Zone schools. He
was graduated from Cristobal High
School in the class of 1963, and while
in high school took ROTC training.
After graduation, he attended the
University of Houston, majoring in
business administration. le has been
in service since August 1966 and,
upon completion of his military serv-
ice, expects to return to Houston

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Miss Margaret O,Brien, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. O'Brien, Jr.,
of Margarita, is believed to be the
only local girl stationed in Vietnam.
She is an employee of the U.S. Army
Special Services Branch stationed at
the Ponderosa Service Club, Head-
quarters and Headquarters Company,
9th Infantry Division, Dong Tam
She was born in Margarita Hos-
pital in Margarita and attended Canal
Zone schools on the Atlantic side.
Graduated from Cristobal High
School in 1963 she them attended
Loretta Heights College in Denver,
Colo., 3 years and was graduated
from the University of Denver in
1967. She has been in Vietnam since
Her father is the Superintendent
of the Terminals Division in Cristobal.


Lt. Arthur O'Leary, Jr., son of the
Deputy Comptroller of the Panama
Canal and Mrs. O'Leary, of Balboa
Heights, is a U.S. Navy flyer based
in Chu Lia, Vietnam, as an aircraft
commander in multiengines.
Born in Chicago, Lieutenant
O'Leary came to the Canal Zone with
his parents and attended Canal Zone
schools. He was graduated from Bal-
boa High School in 1959 and entered
the University of California at Los
Angeles as a principal under the
United States quota of Naval ROTC.
After graduation he entered the
Navy air program and became a pilot
in September 1965. HIe went to Viet-
nam in January 1966. In March he
will be stationed in Corpus Christi,
Tex., as an instructor in the advanced
pilot training command in multi-

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Sp4c. George (Buddy) Slaughter,
son of the late B. F. Slaughter and
Mrs. Betty J. Slaughter of Los Rios,
merchandise management assistant in
the Panama Canal's Supply Division,
is stationed in Dong Ha, Vietnam,
with the 44th Artillery, backing up
the U.S. Marines there.
He was born in Gorgas Hospital
and attended Canal Zone schools. At
Cristobal High School he was a mem-
ber of the ROTC and was awarded an
ROTC medal upon graduation, at
which time he held the ROTC rank
of major. He was graduated from
Tarleton College, Stephensville, Tex.,
in June 1966 and was the recipient
of an outstanding ROTC award. He
was working with Texas Instruments
at Dallas, Tex., at the time he joined
the Army.

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Sgt. Walter Thom has been sta-
tioned with the U.S. Air Force at
Cam Rahn Bay, Vietnam, for a year.
He is a son of Gabriel Thom, who
works at the Cristobal Docks, and
Mrs. Thom of Rainbow City.
Sergeant Thom was graduated
from Rainbow City High School in
1963 and took a 3-year correspond-
ence course in agriculture, obtaining
a certificate of completion prior to
entering the Air Force.

Regino Wilson
Cpl. Regino Wilson, who has been
with the U.S. Marines 3 years and is
a sharpshooter, was reported wounded
in Vietnam last July.
His father, Nathaniel V. Wilson,
who is employed as a Panama Canal
painter at Gatun Locks, received
notification through the U.S. Embassy
that his son was wounded, but was
reported doing well at the nearest
Marine hospital. He is still awaiting
further word.
Corporal Wilson was born at Gor-
gas Hospital. He attended Rainbow
City schools and was graduated from
Carver Junior High School in Cal-
ifornia in 1964. Immediately after
graduation, he entered service with
the Marines.

Alc. William V. Smith, who is
with the U.S. Air Force in the Viet-
nam area, is a son of Melvin V. Smith,
general foreman, transportation, in
the Panama Canal's Motor Transpor-
tation Division, and Mrs. Smith of
Los Rios.
He was born in Minot, N. Dak., and
attended the elementary schools and
high school in Balboa, followed by
1 year at Canal Zone College.
He has served approximately 2
years of a 4-year enlistment.

Seaman Thomas E. Stoakley, who
is stationed at Cam Rahn Bay, Viet-
nam, is the son of Elmer E. Stoakley
of the Panama Canal's Miraflores
Locks staff and Mrs. Stoakley, who
reside in Balboa.
He was born at Daytona Beach,
Fla., attended Balboa schools and
was graduated from Balboa High
School in the Class of 1966.
He attended Admiral Farragut
Naval Academy, St. Petersburg, Fla.,
for a year and then entered Navy
service February 5, 1967. After basic
training at San Diego, Calif., he was
at Great Lakes and then took a sur-
vival training course at Norfolk. He's
been in Vietnam since September 22.

Lt. Howard T. Tettenburn, Jr.,
USN, a U.S. Navy pilot and aviation
fuel officer aboard the aircraft carrier
Coral Sea, is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Howard T. Tettenburn of Balboa.
The Coral Sea is stationed off Viet-
nam and he has been there since July
1967 on a second 7-month tour of
Born in West Virginia, Lieutenant
Tettenburn came to the Canal Zone
at the age of 3. His father is em-
ployed with the Dredging Division
and his mother is employed in the
Payroll Branch in Ancon.
He attended the Canal Zone schools
and was graduated in 1954 from Bal-
boa High School where he was a
member of the ROTC. He attended
Georgia Tech and spent nearly 4
years studying electrical engineering,
volunteering for Navy duty 3 months
before graduation. He took his Navy,
flight training at Pensacola and while
in the Navy obtained a degree in
environmental sciences at the Navy
training school in Monterey, Calif.


Lt. John C. Wainio, U.S. Marine
Corps, 2d Battalion Adjutant, 26th
Marines, in Vietnam, is entitled to
wear the Presidential Unit Citation
earned by the 3d Marine Division for
their action over the past several
Lieutenant Wainio was born in
Dover, N.J., is a son of Robert A.
Wainio, Chief Inspector in the Pan-
ama Canal's Customs Division at
Cristobal, and Mrs. Jean Wainio, who
is with the Schools Division. They
reside in Margarita.
He attended Cristobal and Balboa
High Schools, and was graduated
from BHS in 1962. He received his
B. A. degree in Latin American stu-
dies at the University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C.
He was commissioned a second
lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps
at Officers Candidate School, Quan-
tico, Va., December 1966 and was
graduated from the Marine Corps
School in May 1967.
Assigned to the 3d Division in Viet-
nam, June 26, 1967, for 5 months he
was commander of a rifle platoon,
then was appointed company execu-
tive officer and now is a battalion
He's been engaged in search and
destroy operations, ambushes, fire-
fights and security. His platoon re-
cently ambushed 40 Viet Cong, killed
five, and wounded and captured

James R. Worrell

Sgt. James R. Worrell, son of Mrs.
Mildred Foster, an employee of the
Balboa Service Center, is serving
somewhere in Vietnam with a U.S.
Army helicopter company. He has
been there for 2 months.
Born in Gorgas Hospital, Sergeant
Worrell attended Canal Zone schools
and was graduated from the former
La Boca High School. He joined the
Army in 1952 and has been stationed
in Panama, New York, Germany, and
California in addition to his present
duty in Vietnam. His wife and five
children live in North Carolina.



S. Sgt. William A. Wood, Jr.,
who is with Headquarters Battalion,
Headquarters Company, 3d Marine
Division, in Vietnam, has been
awarded the Purple Heart, the Viet-
namese Cross of Gallantry, and has
received a field promotion.
He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wil-
liam A. Wood of Rainbow City. Born
in Colon Hospital, he attended Canal
Zone schools, was graduated from
Rainbow City High School in 1960
and entered service in 1963.
He received training at a medical
school in Brunswick, Maine, and is
a senior medic. His father is with
the Maintenance Division in Cristobal.

William L. Will

Lt. William L. Will is with the U.S.
Marines at Phu Bai, Vietnam. His
twin brother, Lt. (jg.) James M. Will,
is with the U.S. Navy in Vietnam.
They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs.
Raymond R. Will of Margarita. Mr.
Will is Cristobal Harbormaster.
William and James were born at
Colon Hospital and attended the
Atlantic side Canal Zone schools
through Junior High School, where
both were named Boy of the Year.
They were separated the first year
of high school. William went to St.
Joseph's Seminary, Princeton, N.J.,
where he studied for the priesthood.
James entered Cristobal High School.
The boys were reunited in their
sophomore year and finished the last
3 years of high school together, both
holding ROTC honors. James was
graduated with the rank of colonel
and ROTC battalion commander.
William was ROTC captain. Both had
been nominated for president of the
class. James won.

James M. Will
James, who was first alternate for
the U.S. Air Force scholarship, was
in the NROTC in college and was
graduated from Georgia Tech in the
class of 1965. Following graduation
he went to Newport, R.I., for naval
training. His first assignment in Viet-
nam was with the U.S.S. McKean as
damage control officer. He returned
to the Isthmus for a brief visit before
leaving for the Swift Boat School in
San Diego preparatory to taking com-
mand of a swift boat, used in Viet-
nam to patrol the coasts picking up
junks that may be running arms.
William was graduated from Xavier
University, Cincinnati, Ohio, with a
degree in economics and received his
master's degree in education at the
University of Florida in January 1967.
From there he went to Officers Can-
didate School, Quantico, Va., and
received his commission last Good
Friday. He went directly to Vietnam
from basic training.
A third brother, Robert R. Will,
who was graduated from Cristobal
High School with the rank of ROTC
captain. He is a sophomore at St.
Petersburg Junior College and is
joining the Army.

Wilfred Sinclair
Sgt. 'Wilfred Sinclair, who is sta-
tioned at Long Bien, Vietnam, is a
son of Mr. and Mrs. David Sinclair
of Pedro Miguel. His father is em-
ployed as a leader in the Maintenance
Division, Balboa.
Sergeant Sinclair was born in Gor-
gas Hospital and attended La Boca
schools. He was graduated from La
Boca High School in 1955 and studied
for a year at Canal Zone College
before going to the United States
where he entered U.S. Army.



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