Fairbanks Daily News-Miner from Fairbanks, Alaska on March 16, 1961 · Page 1
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Thursday, March 16, 1961
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CITY NEWS BRIEF Tickets for Pageant Stores handling the tickets for lie Miss Fairbanks and Miss Alaska pageants are Band Box Beauty Salon, Curl Cache, Dean's Beauty Lounge, Northward Time Shop and Joan's House of Style. General admission both March 24 and March 25 is $5 per person. Reserve seats, on sale only at Alaska Gift and Flowers, 110 Cushman, are $7.50 per person. The pageant begins at 8 p.m. nightly. There are 400 general admissions and 75 reserve seats available for each night. • Kay Kennedy Returns Kay J- Kennedy, News-Miner reporter who has been on leave from the paper since last November, returned to her desk yesterday. For the past two and one-half months she has been running a news bureau for the.Alaska Travel Promotion Association in Seattle. It was the same type of promotional writing that she had done for the Alaska Visitors Association. • Chicken Dinner A chicken dinner, sponsored by the Methodist Men's Club, will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the First Methodist Church, 915 2nd Ave, Tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for children under 12 and may be obtained from members of the Men's Club, the Junior Choir or at the door. The dinner is open to the public, a spokesman said. • Rainbow Initiation' The Order of Rainbow for Girls will hold initiation Friday evening in the Masonic Temple. It is also Masons Night. Girls are asked to be at the temple at 7 p.m.; the meeting begins promptly at 7:30 p.m. All girls are "asked to bring the card tables and other props for Saturday's style show. • Charter Plight A charter Jet flight will leave Fairbanks at 3 p.m. Saturday for a weekend of skiing and swimming at the Arctic Circle Hot Springs resort. The plane will return to Fairbanks at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Persons interested in making reservation should call Northern Consolidated Airlines. • ' ASCE Meeting The regular monthly meeting of the American Society of Civil Engineers will be a luncheon held at 12:10 p.m. Friday in the Travelers Inn banquet room. The program is a panel discussion on the topic "Architecture Challenges the Engineer." The public is invited. • Historical Society The Tanana Yukon Historical Society will meet at 8 p.m. today in the Birch Park recreation center. Tom Jones, a member of the Pioneers of Alaska, will be the speaker. He will tell of his father's life in Alaska, dating back to 1893, and will describe his own pioneering days. The meeting is open to the public. • Choir of the North The Choir of the North, currently on tour, appear today at the First Presbyterian Church in Yakima, Wash. To morrow and Saturday they will sing in the Northwest Division of Music Educators National Conference at Spokane. The choir returns to Fairbanks Sunday. • Entries Due Entries for the Women's North American Champion' ship dog races will be accepted until 8 p.m. today at the Co-op Photo Shop. Starting positions for the three day sled dog races will be drawn at 9:30 p.m. at KTVF studios in the Northward Bldg. and will be televised. • Handicraft Sale Hospitality House Homemakers will hold a handicraft and bake sale starting at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the lobby of the Northward Bldg. Persons may buy lunches, as hot dogs, home made chili and cole slaw will be available among the many items, a representative said. • Public Rnmmange Sale A public rummage sale will be held at Vi's Trailer Court located at 2 Mile on the Richardson Saturday from 1 to 4 D m. r ' f*3* '« CoL « 14-Year-Old Boy Admits Anchorage Killing ££* •I:ATK. Daily Me "America's Farthest North Daily Newspaper". . . Member of The Associated Press If O 31 I ; I:IMTIO> Vol. XXXIX Per Copy FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1961 Twelve Pages No. 64 GAS TAX INCREASE APPROVED Boy Stole Gun Used In Shooting V'/oman Murdered Because Boy Couldn't Find Dog ANCHORAGE, March 16, UP) —A 14-year-old Mountain View i boy has confessed the ambush murder of Mrs. Francella' Goodness March 1. | Although the boy is being held in juvenile detention, he cannot be tried for the crime, under state law. Authorities are also withholding the boy's' name. I City police said the case, broke late last night when the youth tried to trade the murder weapon, a .38 caliber revolver he had stolen, at Caribou's Department Store. : The gun department manag-' er stalled, the boy and a com-^ panion until'the pblice->-cod& be" called. Officers picked up the boys. The other youth was quickly cleared and, after lengthy questioning, broken by rest periods and a visit to the murder scene, the boy confessed about 2 a.m. today, police said. In a lengthy statement, the youth told how he stole the gun in a house burglary and hid it in the back yard of his home before and after the shooting. Threw Ice He said Mrs. Goodness cursed him and cast a racial slur while berating him for Boost Increases Tax To 8 Cents a Gallon Solon Says One Cent Increase Only Way To Keep Highway Program Going; Boost Is Result of Series of Meetings JUNEAU, March 16, W - The Senate gave its approval to a one-cent increase in the motor vehicle gasoline tax yesterday, boosting the tax per gallon to eight cents. Before passing the measure, SB173, the Senate was told by Sen. Howard Pollock (R-Anchprage)Jhat the, tax increase was the only way the Senate could find to keep the state's highway program going. Pollock said the $500,000 a year the additional cent a gal- QUEEN CANDIDATES—In their first public appearance as a group, the candidates for the Miss Fairbanks title were presented last night at the USO-St Patrick's Day Dance. Leprechaun Clift Harding, director of the candidates for the pageant March 24, introduced the girls who are, left to right the Misses Dana Bradshaw, Patricia Ann Miller, Jeanne Holm, Judy'onstad, Karen Johnston, Marianne Nesbitt, Elsie Gredig, Susy Marlin Joyce Victor and Susan Hill. The semi-formal dance honored St. Pat "a couple days early," but did it in a swinging fashion to the live music of a combo from the 9th Army Band. Winner of the Miss Fairbanks contest goes on to the Miss Alaska contest Saturday, March 25, which will also be in the-Lacey Street Theatre. Tickets for the pageants are now on sale. Both events are sponsored by the Fairbanks Jaycees as part of the Winter Carnival, March 24-26. —JY Photo Service House Approves Nearly $7 Million Bond Issue for DA throwing a chunk of ice at one of her dogs. The ice was thrown, the boy claimed, to ward off a possible attack by __ the dog which lunged against ^rd'ay, "over token efforts" the woman's yard gate as he' n ,, f t v,o aufhnT-iTaHnn hv rode past on his bicycle. The name calling preyed on his mind for several days before he decided to use the gun to kill the dog, the boy told JUNEAU, March 16, (ffl—A $6,750,000 revenue bond issue for construction at the University of Alaska was approved by the House 38-1 yes- jver token efforts to authorization by ?2 cut the million. The money will be used for the construction of faculty residences, homes for married dog in the yard, police quoted »»& , _ _ •> _ _,'_ *• •» the boy as saying. EXHIBITION BASEBALL POMPANO BEACH, FLORIDA Mil Braves "B" 213 010 100-S U 1 Wash Senators 000 100 001-2 II 0 Warren Soahn, Bruce Brubaker (8) Bennle Daniels, Dave Sisler (W, Johnny Klioostein (9) HR: Frank Torre, Ml! 3rd, 2 on. Jim Kino, Wash 4th, none on. Torre, Mil 5th, none on. WP—Spahn LP— Daniels other facilities. Rep _ A. Harris (R- McGrath) submitted an amendment, which was defeated 12-27 which would have reduced the bond issue to $4,750,000. Harris said that while he realized the need for additional housing versity, facilities he was at the- uni- against the ST. PETERSBURG LA Dodgers NV Yanks FLORIDA 010 103 100—4 1J 005 010 000-1 3- Phil "Ortega, Roger Craig U), Stan WM- Bob Turlev, Ralph Terry (6), Johnny James 18). WP—Ortesa LP-Turley LAKELAND, FLORIDA St. L. Cards 100 003 000-4 12 1 Det. Tigers 200 004 01X-7 9 2 Ernie Brogllo, Ray Sadecki 15), Bob Miller (8) Bob Bruce, PWI Regan 151. HR: Ken Soyer, St. L. ftti, none on WP—Regan LP—Sadecki 000-7 IS 000-2 7 BRADENTON, FLORIDA pgh Pirates 111 202 Mil Braves "A" 100 001 Vern Law, Don Gross («) Lew Burdette, Ken MacKemle (5), Fracaro (8) HR: Elmo Plaskett, Pgh 2nd, none on. Bob Skinner, Pgh 3rd, none on. Gene Baker, Pgh 4tn, none on Piaskeft, Pgh jrti, none on. Lee Maye, Mil 6th, none on. WP—Law LP—Burdette WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA Bit Orioles 000 001 000-1 7 1 013 000 01X—J 10 0 Gordon Jones, Milt Pappas (i) Bud Daley, Bass M), Don Larsen [71. HR: Norm Slebern, KC 3rd, 2 on. WP-Daley LP-Jones Clear to partly cloudy tonight and Friday. Low tonight minus 32, high tomorrow minus 5. High yesterday minus 10, low last night minus 29. Noon temperature minus 11. Sunrise tomorrow 6:02 a.m., sunset 5:58 state's "getting into this business of building tax free residence type housing." "If the. university had done its planning properly and had declared its need for private capital, we wouldn't be facing this emergency now," Harris said. Rep. Morgan Reed (D-Skag- Internal Revenue Office Will Give Taxpayers Advice The local Department of Internal Revenue income tax office is open from 8:15 a-m. until 4:45 p.m. daily, except Saturday. Walter Purcell is in charge of taxpayer assistance. He urges that taxpayers needing advice and assistance visit the office well before the April 15 deadline for Alaskans. While Alaskans have an automatic extension until June 15, those using it are charged six per cent interest. The local office is seeking a qualified auditor who holds a degree in accounting or has :ive years experience in the field. The job is rated GS11 and pays $7,560 a year plus 25 per cent cost-of-living allowance. Those interested may get further details at Room 326, Chena Bldg. way) told the House that university officials had fully explored—and would continue to explore—the areas of private housing. He said, however, that the university had been hampered in its faculty recruitment efforts because of inadequate and high priced housing. "I don't like it either," Reed said, "But I don't see any other way out," Rep. Frank Chapados CD- Fairbanks), chairman of the Finance committee, which drew up the bill, HB163, said that the Ford Foundation had predicted an estimated enrollment of Alaska students at the university of 5,000 by 1965. He outlined the proposed building program under the bonding issue as follows: 1961—Construction of 24 faculty residence units and one dormitory. 1962—Construction of a dining hall and 44 residence units for married students. 1963—Construction of a women's dormitory and a men's dormitory. 1964—Construction of an additional dormitory and a student dining unit. Police Plan St. Patrick Day Dance St. Patrick, himself, and a jolly group of leprechauns will spark the festivities tomorrow evening at the St. Patrick's Day Dance. The event, sponsored by the Fraternal Order of Police, will be held from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. at Travelers Inn. Two murals will overlook the festivities, one of St. Patrick driving the snakes from Ireland, the other shows the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, guarded by a jolly group of little Leprechauns. Irish favors will be presented to all attending. Corsages will be available at the dper. These are being sold by the Business and Professional Women's Club,, and proceeds from both the-dance and the corsages will go • to Killcrest Home for Boys. . The dance, which is semiformal,, will feature music by Harry Quest and his Dixieland Band. Tickets are available at $4 per couple from' members of the Fraternal Order of Police or at the door. Congolese Hold 23 U.S. Missionaries as Captives By 'DKOT7S NEELD LEOPOLDVILLE, The Congo, March 16, (^I—Congolese soldiers are holding 23 American missionaries and seven other white persons under arrest at Kasongo, in the anarchy-torn province of Kivu, the United Nations reported today. A U.N. spokesman said the Americans—believed to be protestant missionaries of the World Grace Testimony or the Evangelization Society African Mission—succeeded in getting out a message saying they were held under guard and were without food. Malayan U.N. patrols^ were reported advanaing from' their i Woolworth, New Post Office Construction This Summer base at Kindu, more than 100 miles from Kasongo. The Malayans have been ordered to take them to Kindu so they can be flown to Leopoldville. An American girl, reported in messages to U.N. headquar-' ters to have been raped by four Congolese at another outlying protestant mission station in Kivu, now has been brought to safety at Kindu. Malayan patrols reached thei girl after a' two-day trek through the scrub and jungle. They met no. opposition, the IT. N. spokesman said. A U.N.- spokesman said the refugees were getting out in small groups. Construction will start this year on both the F. W. Woolworth Co. store and the new post office in the central downtown urban renewal area, it was announced by the Alaska State Housing Authority here Wednesday. Al Vacura, ASHA chairman, informed the City Council at a conference meeting of the national variety chain's definite decision to go ahead with its project here after July 1. He also said the U. S. Post Office Department planned to start construction this year on its tract between 5th and 7th avenues, east of the Municipal Utilities System building. Vacura accompanied M. G. Gebhart, executive director; Elmer Gagnon, local redevelopment supervisor, and Allan Jewel, attorney for the ASHA, to the meeting at Jimmy Lee's. Woolworth's has acquired the former Sig Wold property at 3rd avenue and Cushman street. The site extends back to Turner street. Before title is turned over to the company, ASHA must buy out the lease of Evelyn's, a women's' apparel store. Vacura did .not disclose the terms of the settlement with Evelyn's, but indicated .the store probably would be relo cated in the basement of the new addition to the Bloom building on 3rd avenue. Evelyn's present lease runs through October. Gebhart said "the post office is to be built by private capital and leased to the government. Initially, the Post Office Department will buy the land from ASHA, then sell it to the contractor who will erect the building. Jewel gave a brief review of litigation now facing the ASHA. The Mary Bridges case, he said, is scheduled for jury trial in the Superior Court, starting. March 27. The jury will consider the question of trespass by the ASHA and evaluate the land in question. The former Bridges property includes portions of the post office tract- The State Supreme Court last autumn reversed a condemnation action against Mary Bridges. Following their meeting with the ASHA officials, the council discussed the proposed historical park of the Pioneers of Alaska in West Fairbanks. The Pioneers have filed an application for 80 acres in an undeveloped area now held by the Bureau of Land Management and due to be transferred to the State Division of Lands. The consensus of the council was that the extension of water lines to Westgate and Taku subdivisions would not be feasible if the Pioneers' land remained undeveloped. Without water customers in the area of the proposed park, there would not be sufficient return on the investment to justify the construction of the mains. Councilmen said they thought the Pioneers' plan an "excellent one," but hoped to persuade them to reduce its size or to find another area. One suggestion was that they develop the historical park in a portion of the Alaska Railroad reserve, directly opposite the area on which they have filed, north of the Chena River. Ion tax will raise will be used to remove utility poles from the rights of way of new highway construction. Be Returned The Anchorage Republican said the money raised by the tax boost would eventually be returned to the state, either oy the utilities .and the federal government in combination or jy the utilities themselves. ', The tax increase was the result of a ~ long series of meetings between representatives of 26 utilities and members of the Senate and House Finance and Judiciary committees. At issue was removal of utility poles to a certain distance from high rights of way, as required by the federal Highway Aid program. Held Up Sen. R. J. McNealy (D- Fairbanks), chairman of the j Senate Judiciary committee, said last week that some $7 or $8 million in road projects in the Fairbanks, Anchorage Libel Suit Against Sen. Coghill ANCHORAGE, March 16, Iffl —Eugene G. Roguszka, director of the State Division of Aviation, has filed a quarter- million dollar libel and slander suit in superior court here against Sen. John R. .Coghill (R-HenanaX ' . Roguszka alleged -that : -certain remarks made by Coghill last January regarding the condition of the aviation construction revolving fund -were "deliberately, maliciously and willfully made for the political purpose of bringing discredit upon the administration of t":e Honorable William A, Egan, Governor of Alaska." Because of Coghill's position in the legislature, Rogusz- ka said in Ms suit, "the false and slanderous remarks . . . were given widespread publicity throughout the state . . . the remarks of the defendant , , , were given great credence by the people of Alas- and Peninsula areas Kenai was being held up because neither the state nor the utilities had the money to relocate the utility poles. "I campaigned against any increases in taxes," Pollock told the Senate yesterday, "but I've got to support this tax increase. "Believe me, the Judiciary and Finance committees went over this problem for hours, and we just simply don't know how else we can raise the money. "We will get' the money back eventually." Turned Down The Senate also turned down a proposed constitutional amendment which would have made it tougher to get initiative and referendum measures on the election ballot. The measure, introduced by Sen. Lester Bronson (D-Nome), would have required sponsors (Continued on Pagr 1, Col. 9) Planes Collide BULLETIN POMPANO BEACH, Pla., March 16, (B —The collision of two aircraft, one possibly a prop-jet airliner, in the vicinity of the Pompano Beach airport was reported today. A photographer for the Fort Lauderdale News, Bill Bates, reported by radio-telephone from the scene, "There are bodies scattered all over the place." A switchboard operator at the small Pompano Beach airport said she knew "only that a collision has taken place. Everyone is out there right now." Pompano Beach is a suburban community just north of Fort Lauderdale on Flpr- ida's southeast coast. ,,- Robert Crawford Dies in New York Robert McArthur (Bob) Crawford died of a liver ailment in a New York hospital last Sunday. He was 61 years old, Crawford was- born in Dawson, Yukon during the gold rush and was reared in Fairbanks where he got his first musical training which eventually led to his famed composl tion "Army Air Force" song. As a pilot in the Ferry Command during World War II he made frequent trips to Fairbanks and several after the war. He was a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Crawford, Dawson and Fairbanks pioneers. He is survived by his wife Hester; and four sons, Robert Jr., Ronald, Samuel, and Lowell; all of Florida; and a brother Sam L. of Olympia, Wash. Roguszka said Coghill's remarks concerning the Aviation Division, made outside the : " legislative chambers, have '" ! "caused both plaintiff and his wife, Delores, great humiliation, shame and damage to their good name ... "That by reason of the ... malicious and degrading acts on the part of Senator Coghill ... the sum of $150,000 is a reasonable sum to be allowed the plaintiff by way of punitive damages." Roguszka also asked $100,000 in compensatory damages. Indicted for Threatening to Kill Kennedy CONCORD, N.H., March 16, Iff)—Richard P. Pavlick, 74, was indicted yesterday by a federal grand jury on a charge of threatening to kill President Kennedy prior to his inauguration. Pavlick, formerly of Belmont, N.H., was arrested in Florida last December. Pavlick left Belmpnt with the intention of killing Kennedy in Palm Beach, where the President-elect was vacationing, officials said. how camels would work for tranc- portation in Alaska? They not only have bigger tanks than cars, but the new fuel lax couldn't touch

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