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Fairbanks Daily News-Miner from Fairbanks, Alaska • Page 1

Fairbanks Daily News-Miner from Fairbanks, Alaska • Page 1

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CITY NEWS Another Big Earthquake Recorded Here Carwash A car wash is being sponsored by the employes of Noble Street Motors and Aurora Motors, Saturday, from 2 until 6 p.m. and on Sunday, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The price of the wash will be $4 per car and the entire proceeds will be given to the Earthquake Relief Fund. Noble Street Motors is located at the corner of Second and Noble St. and Aurora Motors is located at the corner of First and Lacey Sts. Cars may be taken to either of these places. Awards Dinner Postponed The annual Alaska Press Club A a dinner previously scheduled for April 18 at the Anchorage-Westward Hotel has been postponed until June 6th according to John Walton, Press Club president. The postpone ment is due to the earthquake damage at the Westward Hotel. The location of the June 6th dinner will be announced by the Press Club in the near future. Daily LATE EDITION 'America Farthest North Daily Newspaper Member of The Associated Tress VOL. XLII Per Copy FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 1964 Twelve Pages TIDE DAMAGE HITS $17 MILLION First Johnson Telecast Legislators Returning Three "Ice Block" legislators and six of the Fairbanks dele- Grand Jury U.S. Goods, Services Recommends Output ZoomsUpward Crime Squad WASHINGTON (AP)--President Johnson said today the total output of goods and services in the United States zoomed upward in the first quarter of this year-to an annual rate of $608.5 billion--up S37 billion over the first quarter of last year. In his first televised news conference in the State C't Department auditorium, where the late President John gation to the state Kennedy frequently met! returned to Fairbanks Wednes-j with news men, Johnson also! lines "flight 6 The that the unemployment' legislators are Senator Lestor rate dipped from five and Bronson (D-Nome), Senator Eben Hopson (D-Barrow) and Jacob A. Stalker (D-Kotzebue). Senators Robert McNealy and John Butrovich and four rep- High Activity Of Crime Locally eight-tenths per cent to five and four-tenths per cent! during the same period. At the same time, he said, I resentatives also returned to employment climbed by one and! Fairbanks. The four are million. Binkley, Warren Taylor, Forbes! On another subject, the Presi- Baker and E.I. Baggen. Pomona Grange Meets The Pomona Grange i meet in the old bus depot basement Sunday at 1:30 p.m. Bob Weeden, game biologist for the Alaska Department of Fish dent told the newsmen that the public interest must and will be served by a negotiated settle- Shaken by Earthquake ANCHORAGE (AP) great Alaskan earthquake may have scarred the face of foot Mt. McKinley, highest peak in North America. Because of "the extent of criminal activity in the Fairbanks area involving narcotics, homicide, gambling and vice," the first Grand i Jury of 1964 recommended Wednesday that the district attorney's office organize a crime squad to deal specifically with these problems. The recommendation came in a report to the Superior Court filed at 11 a.m. Wednes- ment in the long railroad Bush Pilot Don Sheldon of Tal-j dav It said the special crime rules dispute. Speaking specifically about the railroad negotiations and about the mountain. He said it labor in general, Johnson said as if the hanging glaciers nad keetna says he saw scars on the (squad would be composed of south face as he was flying past' both city and state police and thp mountain Ha it primary function "would bei and Game, will present a pro- intensive day and night negotia-j oe en uprooted and shook gram on Rampart Dam. A pot-jtions are now going on in thei Whether this is true, Sheldon will follow the meeting. 1 1 Break Records Temperature readings early Wednesday morning broke the records for April 15. A low reading of -13 was recorded rail talks he arranged to avert said, should be determined in a a threatened nationwide railroad two-week aerial mapping mis- strike, jsion he will fly for Bradford He said what he called "genu- Washburn, director of the Mu- ine collective bargaining in the true sense of the word" will continue day and night in seek- seum of Science in Boston and an authority on Mt. McKinley. He said Washburn will arrive in breaking the previous low of -4 ing a settlement of the five- Alaska next week. set in 1944. (year-old rail dispute. Normal temperatures for this) The President said Sheldon has landed numerous he has I climbing parties on the glacier date average about 30 degrees great faith in the capacity of approach to McKinley and other above zero. The normal low is true collective bargaining to peaks in the Alaska Range. 17 and the normal high is 42. achieve a settlement in If the March 27 earthquake de- Turkey Ipute between five train operat-jfaced the mountain, it apparent- Dinner Sale ling unions representing would not be the first time. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints will hold a turkey dinner sale Saturday workers and negotiate rs An earthquake in 1912, accord- nearly 200 railroads. i ing to historical accounts, tore between 5:30 and 9 p.m. The (j en sa j(j the cause of civil On another subject the Presi-(apart one of the ridges of the public may pick up orders at Minnie and Monroe streets or telephone 456-4123 between those hours. The cost dinner. is S2.50 per Square Dance The Silver Birch Saddle Club will North Star Ranch at rights is not helped by civil obedience tactics. The President had an announcement on foreign affairs. He said West German Chancellor Ludwig Erhard will visit the United States again on June 12 and Prime Minister Jens Ottoj SENATOR TURNS NEWSBOY Sen. EX. Bartlett, D-AIaska, left, looks over a special edition of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner on the disastrous Good Friday earthquake. to concentrate its activities on! the more serious forms of I crime, with particular emphasis on the organized crime element." The report made three other recommendations to the court. After expressing support for the "imaginative and constructive approach taken fay our juvenile court judges," the jury of 18 men and women recommended "the court study the possibility of dealing with youthful offenders by requiring them to expend time and effort in projects which will benefit the; community, rather than mere fine or imprisonment." They also recommended the jury meet four times a year nstead of three because "an increasing volume of felony- charges are given more just and timely consideration." In the report the members of I of Commerce next week "will (Flood Damage Costs May Go Higher Yet Invading Sea Water Has Washed Out Parts of Alaska Railroad and Seward Hiway; Flooded Communities ANCHORAGE (AP) Alaska officials said today high tides in sunken Southcentral coastal areas may cost the earthquake-shattered state another $17 million or more. I Reaching a monthly peak earlier this week, the i tides swept into low-lying areas believed to have sunk from three to six feet as land masses tilted in the March 27 earthquake. The invading sea water wash' i ed out parts of the A 1 Railroad and Seward Highway, I flooded the small communities 1 I of Portage, Girdvvood and part of Hope, all less than 50 miles i southeast of Anchorage off jTurnagain Arm. The tides also moved into i sunken areas on the Kenaij Peninsula, washing over Homer Spit and threatening the board- jwalk business district at Sel- do via. ir wash- i Records Big Quake A large earthquake-- more than 7 on the Richter scale -was recorded here this morn- I In 9- The flooding came after thei centered state had already suffered an bout 3M mllem estimate $750 million damage: and was strong enough in the Good Friday earthquake! create the possibility of and seismic waves. With Bartlett in Washington, D.C., is Gov. William A. Egan. One thousand copies of the special publication were sent to the senator who distributed them to fellow solons. the jury went on record as! implement a program to help supporting the proj-( small businessmen get back in Pi. Hr tnP rinmmiceinn nf i i i 1 1U11C a trclu vyt-lw have a square dance at tne Denmark also wil visit Star Ranch at Mile America this spring. Chena Pump Road at 8 p.m. Friday. Wrangler Joe Moser will call. Each family is asked to bring two dozen cookies. information call the Plowman's, i Totdl Told Public Facility 479-6729. Civil Engineers Meet The regular monthly meeting of the American Society of Civil Engineers will be held at noon in Travelers Inn Friday. Gerald McMahon. city manager. be the guest speaker. McMahon will speak on "Engineering and Reconstruction Problems hi Valdez." Crafts Demonstration The Sourdough Homemakers will meet at 7:30 tonight in the home of Jean Sworts, 6 Mile, Richardson. Vera Warmer will ANCHORAGE Army Engineers estimated today a million cost to repair local public facilities in earthquake- battered Southcentral Alaska. Total damage in the state has been put at $750 million. The state qualifies for federal disaster relief funds for restoration of public loan. peak. McKinley is about 150 miles north of Anchorage. Bartlett Reports on SB A Loans JUNEAU (AP) The Small (Business Administration has re- 1 a ommerdaflo ans r0 i eart 0 h- 1 State Chamber Planning Program to Aid Businesses The Alaska State Chamber! They agreed further that where clay is present. The tentative $17 million fig-j ure, estimated by local, state noon tw ay and federal officials, was bas- ied on actual damages and possible costs of protecting facilities from further damage if I the unusual high tides Included was $11 million to! repair and protect the Alaska Railroad and the Seward Highway, and another $6.35 million for protection on the Kenai Peninsula. is no danger of seismic waves from the earthquake. Neither Anchorage or Kodiak reported feeling the large tremoi--one of the strongest recorded since the disastrous Good Friday earthquake hit Sonthcentral Alaska. The newest quake was recorded in Fairbanks at 9:29 a.m., by the U.S. Coast and R.H. Bruce, assistant general Geodetic Survey office. manager of the government- owned railroad, said it will cost (about $6 million to repair two miles of washed-out and raise a 500 foot bridge and J35 miles of roadbed. 1 The a Department of i Highways estimated a $5 mil- o-- shape to qualify for low-interest I private business constituting a on cos to restore wash-out and! Commission of and stay in business (federal loans would carry the I primary tax source for repay-! elevate 16.5 miles of Portage! neaitn ana welfare at the falm-1in earthquake-damaged commu-1requirement that such a busi-1ment of public indebtedness. i a a roadway on TM! nif Joe i cnnini'n A i i TTii A t- -n i miito mm any direct initial financial assistance to get a business in Another problem is existing debt, public and private, with jer Work Camp." I the commission to i resume construction of the camp and study further rehabilitative programs. The Grand Jury commended Directors of the (ness remain in Alaska and not! First job of the chamber will from statewide out." be to put together an accurate ard the main to Sew- Jack Townshend, in charge of the local office, said the tremor was stronger than 7 on the Richter scale. The Sitka station also recorded the quake, allowing the two stations to locate its center. Anchorage organization made this decision! ood and bad news was I tabulation of debt and dollar! The tidal damage estimate did at a special meeting held inj a rd at the Anchorage ses-jdamage. Anrnnratfp tnic wpplr Anchorage this week. General Manager Don Dickey by quake-damaged areas of Alaska, Sen. E. L. Bartlett, D-Aiaska, said today. Bartlett said the loan period would be extended from 20 to 30 years and that a one year moratorium on interest payments with refinancing of existing in- and state police agencies, the state jail personnel, and the office for district attorney's their diligence. The Grand Jury began deliberations on April 6 and met for seven days. In that time it returned 28 true bills, 17 open largest city. While in Anchorage he will be available to help businessmen choose the methods of refinancing. He will also visit Valdez and other stricken communities for the same purpose. I true bills. In all, 78 witnesses! The state chamber aims to his base of operations tempor-1W a TM er ce TM an arily from Juneau to Alaska's a eratmg debtedness would be included in i secret and three no roads, and buildings. The engineers said the estimate included $35 million for Anchorage, S9 million for Seward, S3 million for Valdez and 5200,000 for a floating dock at give two demonstrations onjKodiak. But it does not cover 1 arts and crafts. There will also be an election of officers. Bartlett said in a wire to the Associated Press from Washington, B.C., he was informed by the SBA that homes must first! be financed under the statutory requirement of 20 years, but tnat the SBA can extend the loan for damage to other public facilities an additional 10 years with the i in Kodiak. same moratorium provisions. Alaska has received $5 mil- Eugene P. Foley, small busi- Aerie Nominations Ilion so far in federal disaster! ness administrator told Bartlett Nominations for the 1964-651 relief money. I (continues on page 3, coi. officers for Fairbanks Aerie No. 1037 and the Ladies Auxiliary will be held at the regular meeting at 8 p.m. Friday in the Eagles Hall. were interviewed. (maintain close liaison with the (Anchorage Chamber of Com- (merce, the Anchorage Recon- jstruction Commission and other private and public agencies in- jvolved in disaster relief and (reconstruction. Chamber directors agreed the 021 ooo ooo 01-413 21 best way for various disaster 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 00-3 10 tfl fae coordinated and daU i71 Bob would be to have (Alaska's banking system act (as a clearing house. BASEBALL RESULTS AMERICAN LEAGJE (ELEVEN INNINGS) MII a include any figure for re- Ision. 5 I Richard Sassara of or protecting Gird- the good side it was re I mental Statistical who wood anTd Portage, or the lower LUC guuu aiuc, it was 1C-: narf nf Wnnp nn cent of a jj An has worked with the state cham- drt OI i 6 is operating on economic studies, told was already heavily normally or near normaHy boar of directors that all damaged in the earthquake and! state and local general obliga- suffered additional damage in is the waiting period be-l a again early today by another of ai thrized but not on the Kenai Peninsula, 6 un (AP) i (fore it can be determined how and where to rebuild. This unsettling problem is due to the unsettled earth. Advice of geologists must be followed ifL businessmen are to qualify for construction financing, it is believed. And with the construction LAs thi week he estimated thp valnatmn tntal it 9R1 fo tota lmdl Sassara put assessed real lough Chairman Harold Pome' (roy said it could cost $2.5 mil(lion to elevate the Seldovia (boardwalk and $100,000 to raise oroTCrtvin A aska before he' the to threatened airsSp. Anchorage time. But state Civil propeny in AiasKa oetore i i i hniiMinao fhio nofonco i- 0 earthquake at $1,016,829,887.1 lme llooded 10 DUlldln TM season at hand, changes may still take place in the uncertain soils of the Anchorage area the valuation total at $882,281,165., (Continued on Page 3, Col. 7) WP--Radatz tl-0) LP--Ford (0-1) Political Leaders Get Word Bake Sale The Latin Club at Lathropj will put on a bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday i Papers Used in Aid Plea Special earthquake mwspa- are being sent to all national (man Alex Miller, and commit- Power Failure Hits Anchorage Young Woman Found Dead In Downtown From Gunshot month. Pomeroy listed another $3.5 or injuries massive March 27 temblor. The quick, sharp tremor shook light fixtures and caused buildings to creak about 4:30 a.m., Defense and police said they received no reports of any damage million for the sunken Homer Spit. This would involve raising the 4.5-mile spit road, rebuilding a dock and small boat harbor, and protecting tourist facilities and other properties. About $250,000 might be required, he said, to safeguard warehouses, homes and other buildings at other low- (Coniinucd on 3, col. At Fairbanks, the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey said i quake was weak and not recorded on the Richter scale of earthquake magnitude, but probably was about 5. The Good Friday quake registered at 8.7-in some places. A April 16 Mostly cloudy with occasional snow tonight and Friday. Low tonight 20; high Friday 35; yesterday's high 21; low last night pleas for nationwide support A young typist in the restroom at about watched herself in the mirror i 9 a.m. today, it was reported, today as she put a .38 calibre Crane was called and he iden- ANCHORAGE A power! pistol to her head and pulled tified the girl for-city police, failure occurred in downtown the trigger, according to her Crane guessed she was stand- Anchorage from about 10:30 jing in front of the mirror be- each state. the lobbv of the Northward er editions, accompanied by comrnitteemen and women Mrs. Alice 111:15 a -p- todav I Dead is Janet McKeller, about(cause of where the bullet lodg. -A Officials said the cause who worked for attorney i ed in the wall of the restroom The plea for political support not determined immediately, I Fred Crane, at 126 Blanchfield! Crane said he kept two pis- street downtown Fairbanks his desk dra er) She apparently told some close ling the one that was used. He for Alaska's disaster relief legis-i i the picture American political leaders this week. Alaskan newspapers showing the devastation wrought by the March 27 earthquake are being mailed to Democratic and Re- femperature at 11:30 p.m. to- publican state party chairmen day 32. Sunrise Friday at 4:10 jail over the United States. The a.m., sunset at 7:34 p.m. same special editions likewise earthquake, are six Aiaskans mg prominent in the state's and means of bri fe( f. cal scene. They are Republican state chairman Frank Harris, national committeeman Walter Hickel, national commit- eral aid to Alaska and a Senate bill (S2719) that was introduced by Sen. Jackson of Washington teewoman 'Mrs. Tilly to rant retroactive insurance Democratic a chairman Frank Peratrovich, committee- for coverage of private Alaskan victims. the failure had no with a new earthquake centering offshore southwest of Kodiak. The Alaska Communication System reported power in outlying districts was not affected. News circuits in the downtown area went dead but telephone communications was not interrupted. friends as she sat with them in a Fairbanks bar Wednesday night that she was going to commit suicide with a gun. The friends became worried when they could not find her this morning. They came to Crane's office and discovered Miss McKeller's GOP Convention Change Expected ANCHORAGE (AP) Republican a Convention! May 22-24 probably will be) moved from to. Juneau, State Chairman Frank Harris! said Thursday. Harris said the state GOPi said they were not baded but I committee felt the change was ammunition was in the sami drawer. Crane said he didn' 1 think Miss McKeller knew neau May 25, the day after the I same necessary because the a didn't legislature will reconvene at Ju-' where his guns were According to Crane, Miss McKeller is a divorcee who has worked for him since December. convention is to end. Final confirmation of move, he said, is awaiting written consent of the Nome lican Committee. 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