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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Thursday, September 16, 1965
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Hometown Reporter Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Thursday, September 1 6, 1 965 -- State Delegation Answers North Pole Petition Cook Returns Back from a 15 months tour in Pakistan, Mike Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl E. Cook, told of attempts made by Christians to convert Pakistanis. Showing slides and talking with neighborhood friends with whom he grew up on Well Street, last night, Cook said that conversions to Christianity were hard to come by in Pakistan. The street sweepers, not exactly the socially elite of Pakistan, seemed to be the group easiest to convince. However, Cook said, this put a crimp in efforts to convert other Pakistanis who showed a reluctance to be identified with such lowly people as street sweepers. Cook and his bride, Sharon, are making their home in Fairbanks. They were married in Everett, Wash, recently. Cook was born in Fairbanks. Bov V elcomed Mr and Mrs Arthur Zellweger of Fox welcomed the birth of a boy in St Joseph's Hospital at 9:26 p.m. Tuesday weighing 8 Ibs. 3 1/2 ozs. Mr. and Mrs. Zellweger have not yet chosen a name. They have five other children, Linda, 7. Joe, 5 1/2, Sheri, 4, Mary, 3, and Robbi, 1 1/2. Zellweger owns and operates a round log mill at Fox. An aunt lives in Fairbanks, Mrs. Zellweger's sister. She is Mrs. Bill Barber. Mvatts Leaving After 35 years in Alaska Mr. and Mrs. George Myatt leave Monday for Seattle where t'ley w i l l spend the winter. They are retiring. Myatt went to Nome in 1930 for the Hammond Consolidated Gold Dredging Co Mrs. Myatt followed a year later. In 1940 Myatt came to Fairbanks for the Northern Commercial Co. hardware department. He has been working with the sporting goods department at Cooper's Hardware and more lately at Frontier Sporting Goods Store. Civilians Okayed for Army Jobs WASHINGTON' (AP) -- Secretary of Defense Robert S. Mc- N'amara today ordered the hiring of civilians to replace military personnel in foreign non- combat jobs. He estimated it would reduce draft requirements by about 75,000 men. McNamara told a news conference he had oraered the military services to hire some 60,000 civilians during this fiscal year as the initial phase of the program which he said would both speed up and reduce the cost of the nation's military buildup. The 60,000 civilians, he said, would replace some 75,000 officers and enlisted men now handling nonfighting jobs. He said the 15,000 difference represents manpower savings through substituting "long-tenure" civilians for military personnel whose duty tours are of short duration. A resulting reduction of 75,000 in the draft, McNamara estimated, will extend over about 18 months. Under the spur of a greatly increased U.S. military buildup, draft calls are planned to total about 35,000 men a month, about double the level before the builuup. Another dividend from substituting civilians for military people where possible, McNamara said, will be a considerable reduction in the number of military people whose tours of duty have been extended involuntarily for the Viet Nam crisis. McNamara's announcement was the high spot of his first news conference in more than two months. On other matters, he: --Pronounced himself "cautiously optimistic" about the situation in the Viet Nam war. It is "very clear in my own mind," he said, that sharply increased American combat forces and the South Vietnamese blunted an expected Communist offensive to cut the country in two. --Said the U.S. government "fully supports" United Nations' efforts to settle the India-Pakistan war, and estimate ed that those two nations will not be able to sustain major military operations for very long because of a lack of supplies. --Said there is "no question in my mind" that U.S. armed force was needed in the Dominican Republic last spring. McNamara descrUed as "an unfair attack on a very dedicated and very able" public servant the criticisms voiced by Sen. J.W. Fulbright, D-Ark., of U.S. Ambassador W. Tapley Bennett Jr. in Santo Domingo. DONATES TO UGN -- Judy Bassett, a teller at Alaska State Bank, stops at the United Good Neighbors' desk in the bank and signs a pledge card given to her by Mrs. Laura Bergt. The bank donated the space to UGN for the duration of the annual drive. --(News-Miner Staff Photo) Clear Employes More Than Double Their Contribution to UGN Fund The employe at Clear, working for RCA Service Co. were assured of receiving a bronze UGN plaque at the kickoff luncheon this week at Ft. Wain- w right. They more than doubled their · employe contribution to UGN. Last year they gave $2400 and this year they have already given 85,000 from their combined charities fund. The United Good Neighbors board voted to piresentthe bronze plaque to any company that achieves 85 per cent employe participation in UGN. Employe giving is being emphasized this year because employes showed only 10 per cent participation last year. Businesses for the most part responded at about 60 per cent, according to Charles Jenkins, executive director. Charles Twitty, representing the RCA employes set a was a gesture of the good faith they had in the United Good Neighbor program. Ron Nerland, chairman for the current UGN campaign, said this gift from RCA employes sets a healthy pace for other employe' groups throughout the city. Another employee group that has shown dedication was the group in the Public Welfare office for the State of Alaska. They coordinate the program for Travelers Aid and they, as an employe group, have underwrite ten the entire budget for Travelers Aid in this year's campaign. Last year the record for em- ploye giving went to employes of the city MUS power plant. They averaged $30 per employe. "It is the concern of every employe that UGN succeeds," says campaign chairman Ron Nerland, "for this expressed concern through personal giving promises a wholesome community for every employe to raise a family in a wholesome way." Over 80 per cent of Fairbanks families receive the benefits of UGN in one or more agencies. Hence the interest of 4 out of 5 employe families is at stake. And if four out of five employes are not giving then they are asking someone else to pay for their families. It's Do It Yourself For Men at Skagway SEATTLE (AP) -- About a dozen Skagway men have taken matters into their own hands and are attempting to build the first road connection between their southern Alaska port and the Alaska Highway. Skagway now has no road connection with "the outside." Seven miles of federally built road runs north from Skagway, reports Everett Smith, a Skagway Teamsters Union official. The road ends 10 miles from Canada's Yukon Territory border. Skagway residents have donated almost $400 for the clearing of a one-lane, unpaved road to the border. Smith, in Seattle now, said his union local yesterday chipped a $100 donation of dynamite to the volunteer road builders. He said Alaska's Gov. William Egan has approved the loan of state equipment. They hope to link up with Canadian volunteers building from the other end. Shortest Railroad on the Continent New Rx for Shiner SEATTLE (AP) -- A Seattle doctor says he's I'ound something better than a beefsteak to treat a black eye. Dr. Harold Brown told physicians at the State Medical Association convention the substitute is dimethylsulf oxide, a solvent frequently used in the production of synthetic fibers. Brown said the substance, pioneered medically by Dr. Stanley Jacob and Dr. Edward E. Rosenbaum of the University of Oregon, will change a swollen black eye to an unswollen pale yellow eye in 90 minutes. MUS . . . See Stock Market Report lit (Continued From Page I) present seemed unanimous in thinking the budget put forth by PUB represented good thinking and hard work. Harold Gillam and Mrs Sylvia Ringstad missed the early morning meeting Pioneers Reaching Juneau By PAT OAKES JUNEAU (Special) -- Nearly 40 Fairbanks-area delegates and observers joined pioneers from all parts of Alaska in Juneau today to register for the annual convention, the Grand Igloo. The main body of the Fairbanks delegation, from Igloo No 4 and Auxiliary No. 8, flew to Juneau this morning. They will be joined by others who left earlier by car, bus and ferry. Delegates will be guests tonight of Gov. and Mrs. William A. Egan at a reception at the governor's house. The governor will also address the delegates at the opening business session Friday. Business meetings are scheduled at the National Guard Armory all day Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday afternoon. Special events include a memorial service, a cocktail party, and a smorgasbord, with skits and a performance of the Chil- kat dancers on Friday. On Saturday, there will be special noon luncheons for the men and women, with a grand ball to the music of the Ketchikan Pioneer band that evening. One of the high points of the convention will be a four-hour trip on the ferry Taku on Sunday morning While brunch is served, eminent Pacific Northwest maritime historian Capt. L. "Kinky" Byers and Alaska historian R. N. "Bob" DeArmond, of the Alaska Sportsman, will brief the travelers on the historic background of the Juneau-Douglas area. After debarking at Auke Bay's Indian Point terminal, the Pioneers will tour by bus the Mendenhall Glacier area before returning to town for their last business meeting, election of new Grand officers. Final item on the agenda will be the banquet at Mike's Place in Douglas, at which Alaska's U.S. Sen. E. L. "Bob" Bartlett will be main speaker. Leaving yesterday from Fairbanks were Harry Hughes and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Shaeffer. Mrs. Shaeffer is Grand secretary to the Grand Igloo. On today's flight were the following delegates and observers: Martin Sather, Mary and Jack Cook, Don Bering, Sig Wold, Jack Crook, Joe Kager, Mr. and Mrs. Adolp!i Stock, Mr. and Mrs. Art Hering, Olga Steger (president of Auxiliary No. 8), Patricia Oakes, Rose Berry, Henry Brockman, Mrs. Helen Carlyle, Mrs. Eva McGown, Mrs. Violet Butler, William J. O'Leary, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Bachner, Mrs. Betty Harrop, Al Humphries, and John Sirlin. ..Bill Cashen, Fay Tyler, and Margaret Hough will join the delegates tomorrow. Those traveling to Juneau by other means include: Mr and Mrs. PardGrei- mann, Mr. and Mrs. Les Nerland, Mrs James Barrack, Bob Hoopes, and Mrs Vuka Stepo- vich Loftis Acquitted Of Em bezz lenient ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -James Robert Loftis Jr., former administrative assistant to Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara, has been acquitted of charges that he embezzled government funds. A federal District Court jury returned the verdict after two hours of deliberation Wednesday. Hydro Train in Valdez Service VALDEZ (Special) -- An erie Lackawanna gondola rail car rolled off a sturdy barge Monday night at Valdez to inaugurate possibly the shortest railroad on the northern continent. The Puget Sound-Alaska Van Lines' Hydro Train service was thus extended across Prince William Sound from Whitter to Valdez. While a small crowd of interested watched, a tanker of petro- lane gas, and two Alaska Railroad freight cars were unloaded from the barge, Birch, which can carry up to eight freight cars at a time. The Birch is reserved exclusively for the Valdez run. Don Teeters rode from the. barge to the rail yard at the tail end of the car load of concrete block from Anchorage Sand and Gravel that were destined for his Valdez Builders' Supply Supervising the initial landing were officials from both the Alaska Railroad and the Puget Sound Alaska Van Line Co. John Manley, general manager, and William Davidson, superintendent of transportation for the Alaska Railroad were on hand. Leo Collar of San Francisco, special assistant to Tom Crowley, president, Crowley Tug and Barge, parent organization for PSVAL; and George Button, vice president of Puget Sound Alaska Van Lines were there too. All had driven over from Anchorage to be sure to be there for the momentous event. Following the docking and unloading procedures with his camera and movie camera was pioneer Valdez resident, Owen Meals, who can recall the futile attempts 60 years ago of the Alaska Home Railway to establish a rail link from Valdez to the Interior Alaska. The rail cars werepulledfrom the barge by an Alaska Railroad wheeled tug but a small engine will be based soon in the tiny freight yard to do the job The 800 H.P tug, Titan, towed the Birch from Whittier to Valdez, arriving at about 9 a.m , and landed with the tide shortly after noon. As the tide receded, the barge settled firmly on the landing grid for the unloading. It will rise with the tide from the grid for its departure. Officials of PSVAL have announced that their seventh hydro- train will be named The Valdez It will be a sistership to the Kodiak that was launched in July, will measure 400 ft. long, 76 ft. wide and 20 ft. deep. These two vessels are the largest of this type in the world DR. HENRY STORRS MRS. JANET BAIRD Incumbents Joined by 2 Others in School Race Four area residents have taken out nominating petitions for school board seats in the North Star Borough so far. They include the two incumbents, Mrs. Janet R. Baird and Dr. Henry Storrs. Others who have indicated they are in the race are Ben Car- penter and R.M. (Mac) Fenton. Carpenter lives near North Pole and Fenton operates the Northward Drug. Full statements Irom all candidates who submit them will be run in the News-Miner prior to the Oct. 5 election. Several Airmen Hurt in t in Downtown Bar INITIAL VOYAGE -- When the new hydro train service was inaugurated at Valdez, pioneer Owen Meals was on hand to get this photograph for the News-Miner. Meals recalled the futile attempts of the Alaska Figh One airman from Eielson Air Force Base was taken to Bassett Army Hospital early this morning with a severly cut arm received during a fight at the Redwood Bar. Five other airmen were turned over to military police. According to the airmen, "some guys" in the bar started a fight with one of the airmen so the others joined in to help him out. The airmen told police the two bartenders and the bouncer jumped on them and pushed them out of the bar. They said one bartender used a blackjack or club and that a Knife was flashed. The injured airman, David D. Pair Charged With Fraud on Many Checks Two Fairbanks men, Jack Lee Dethlefson, 23 and GaryM.Benn, 20, both of 1339 Sixth Ave., were arraigned in Magistrate's Court Wednesday for issuing checks without funds. According to city police the two men, using the names Jack Foley and Dayton Newell opened economy accounts at Alaska National Bank Sept. 13. Police said Dethlefson, using the name Dayton Newell put $10 in his account and Benn, using the name Foley put $5 in his account The two men allegedly bought some $1,000 to $2,000 worth of goods in various downtown stores using their checking accounts. Police say the two men were never asked for identification in any of the stores in which they bought goods. MacPhail was taken to St. Joseph's and then to Bassett Army Hospital for treatment. According to the bartenders, James Alves and Floyd Savant Henderson, the military men tried to dance with a girl in the bar. She refused and when the men persisted her escort said something that started the fight. Both the bartenders and the bouncer, Ed Morph, denied knowledge of a knife or club of any kind. Police say MacPhail was apparently injured when his fist punched through the glass window in the front door. When police arrived at the scene the airmen were standing in front of the bar shouting and the bartender was washing blood off the sidewalk. Other persons involved in the fight were apparently not present. Three of the five airmen received minor injuries. Robert W. Ferrel received a bloody nose; Bobbie L. Coleman had a bloody mouth; Jose M. Pagan Saez had "no battle scars"; Roy C. Hall said he lost some teeth and Kenneth W. Yost had a few bloodstains on his clothing. Services Planned For Mrs. Shields Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Shields will be conducted Friday in the First Congregation Church, San Bernardino, Calif. Services are set for 11 a.m. The Mark B. Shaw Co. is handling funeral arrangements. Burial will be in Yakima, Wash. Mrs. Shields, a 20 year resident of Alaska, died Sept. 13 in San Bernardino. Her widower, Bill Shields of Fairbanks, and a daughter, Julia Shields, survive. Russia Plans Permanent Satellite Around Earth Home Railway to establish a rail link from Valdez to Interior Alaska as he noted the tremendous progress made by mankind in the interim. -- (Photo by Owen Meals) ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Soviet Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov disclosed today that Russia plans to place a permanent manned satellite around the earth and try crew exchanges before landing a man on the moon. Leonov gave no timetable for this program, which differed from American plans for the moon. The United States hopes to shoot its Apollo space ship to the moon before 1970. The Americans also plan a permanent manned satellite that would involve crew exchanges, but U.S. Apollo plans are not dependent on the permanent satellite program. By holding up their moon shot until permanent stations are established, the Russians would be able to shoot a bigger ship to the moon by assembling it in space. The American three- man Apollo will be fired from earth. Leonov, the first man to walk in space, indicated his own adventure was a rehearsal for an attempt at exchanging crews. He addressed a special plenary session of the International As- tronautical Congress. The Soviet cosmonaut and his space partner, Pavel Belaiev, described their Voskhod flight. Leonov said a main goal of his space walk was to test his space suit and the airlock on the space ship. "In time there will be many space laboratories, with crews being periodically exchanged," Leonov said. "Then there will be a spaceship for the moon, and a landi.ig on the moon." Since the Apollo is being launched from earth, its size will be limited by the launching capacity of its Saturn rocket If a space ship for the moon is assembled in space, as the Russians appear to be planning, its components cpn be hoisted into space in several launches and its size need not be limited to the load capacity of a single rocket. The Soviet cosmonauts had their day at the space congress even as American spacemen L. Gordon Cooper Jr., and Charles Conrad Jr., arrived in Athens to begin a six-nation goodwill tour. The two, whose eight-day Gemini 4 trip set a record, also are guests of the congress. American and Soviet scientists at the congress joined in proposing an international laboratory on the moon that would be manned by scientists from several nations. Postmaster Replies On LBJ's Behalf Frequency of postal business between North Pole City Council and Post Office officials and the Alaska congressional delegation took an upward turn in the last two weeks. This was a result of the North Pole Council's official protest on the removal of their post office to a location outside the city limits. The council late last month formally petitioned Sen. E. L. Bartlett for assistance in retaining their Post Office. Copies of the petition, passed by the council in resolution form, were also sent to Sen Ernest Gruening and Rep. Ralph Rivers. Copies of citizen petitions were likewise sent to the Congressional delegation. The council also authorized Mayor Con Miller to write directly to President Johnson, setting out the case and asking for assistance in keeping their postal facility. Senator Bartlett answered on Aug. 25 saying, "I am getting in touch with the Postmaster General about this and you may expect to hear from me when he has opportunity to send a reply." On Aug. 27 Senator Gruening wrote, "As we know, the pattern of settlement along that section of the Richardson Highway is such that it is hard to te!l where the North Pole City boundary commences. In other words, settlement outside the city is fully as dense as that within the city limits." Rep. Ralph Rivers answered the plea on Aug. 27 saying, "I appreciate the information you have transmitted, and I can assure you of my interest in seeing that the problem is resolved equitably." The Assistant Postmaster General of the UnitedStates contacted the North Pole City Council in answer to their letter to President Johnson. Postmaster W. M. McMillan said in his answer, "The President has asked me to reply to your letter of Aug. 20 with enclosed resolution No. 65-4 and a petition from citizens concerning the proposal to move the North Pole rural station from its present location to a location outside the city limits. "I have requested a detailed report on this proposal from James J. Symbol, our regional director at Seattle and as soon as that report is received, I will advise you further " This letter was written on Sept. 3. On Sept. 7 a deputy Assistant Postmaster General, A. C. Hahn wrote, "As promised in Assistant Postmaster General McMillan's response to the letter you addressed to President Johnson, you will be further informed as soon as a report can be obtained from James J. Symbol, regional director, Post Office Department, Seattle. In answer to Postmaster McMillan's letter North Pole Mayor Con Miller wrote, "I certainly realize that it is necessary for you to receive a report from Symbol. However, I must caution you about it Symbol is responsible for the moving of the Post Office. He has been informed of all the ways in which this move will harm North Pole and decrease postal service, but he appears to be unconcerned. "I believe thatSymbol's report will not necessarily reflect the facts of this situation . . . I suggest that a postal inspector personally review this matter at the local level and submit a report directly to you. In this way. you will probably be far better informed as to the actual situation " Many Ask Seats At Papal Mass NEW YORK (AP)--The visit of Pope Paul VI to New York Oct. 4 has brought a flood of requests for tickets to the Mass he will say at Yankee Stadium. A spokesman for the chancery office of the Roman Catholic archdiocese of New York said requests are coming from as far away as Wasington State. The archdiocese said the public would be informed "in the very near future" how to get seats for the mass. Protest Allows Election Col. Kenneth Haycraft, president of the Hamilton Acres Public Utilities Board, trldtheNews- Miner Wednesday that his PUD board had protested the annexation of Hamilton Acres principally "in order that people may vote on it." He said the PUD board had staged several public meetings in the past to discuss the annexation proposal. The PUD board has also sent out information sheets to residents in Hamilton Acres stating many pros and cons of the proposed annexation. Col. Haycraft listed the voting qualifications for any Hamilton Acres resident who will be allowed to vote in the Sept 21 annexation election. They are: 1. Must be 19 years old or older. 2. Must be bona fide resident of Alaska for one year preceding the election. 3. Must be a resident of Hamilton Acres for at least 30 days preceding the election. 4. Must be able to speak or read the English language. 5. Must be an owner of substantial property interest in the area. Kids Day At Eielson On Sunday Fourth, fifth and sixth graders in the Fairbanks schools have been issued an invitation to attend the Kiwanis-Air Force Kids Day at Eielson AFB this Saturday. Buses will leave from the front entrance of Lathrop High School at 8:30 a.m. Saturday. School children attending the outing to Eielson should be at the school at 8:15 a.m. Buses will hold about 600chil- dren and will leave as soon as filled. The children will be returned to Lathrop about 3 p.m. A full program is scheduled for Kids Day. A parade with bands is planned as well as looks at base facilities, equipment and a military review. A picnic lunch will be served. The Kids Day is sponsored jointly by the Kiwanis Clubs of Fairbanks and the Air Force. Col. W.W. Jones of Eielson is extending the invitation to the Fairbanks kids. Cochairmen for the Kiwanis Clubs are Jack Townshend and Don Mortensen. Lt. Robert Teston is in charge of arrangements at Eielson. BRIEFS . . . tCcntinued From l\ipe If Friday afternoon at the same location Polar Pronienader* Polar Promenaders dance Saturday evening from 8 p.m. to midnight at Christian Educational building of the University Presbyterian Church in College. Lunch is potlMck. Experimental dub Regular monthly meeting of the Experimental Aircraft Association is at 8 p.m Monday at 2013 McCullum For information Bruce Schoenberger at 452-2792. Central PTA The Central Council PTA will meet at 8 p.m today in the Barnette School faculty room. All PTA presidents and representatives should attend. New ESSA Administrator Planning Inspection of Alaska Facilities Dr. Robert M White, head of the Environmental Science Services Administration (ESSA), U. S. Department of Commerce, will leave Washington, D. C., Sunday, to inspect offices and facilities of the new scientific agency in Alaska, Washington and Utah. This will be the first extended tour undertaken by the new administrator since President Johnson consolidated the Weather Bureau and tho Coast and Geodetic Survey to provide a single focus for national efforts to describe, understand and predict man's environment. ESSA, which came into being July 13, will be expanded in October toinclude the Central Radio Propagation Laboratory at Boulder, Colo During his nine-day trip, White will inspect ESSA offices and installations in Anchorage, Nome, Kotzebue and Fairbanks, Alaska; Seattle, Wash.; and Salt Lake City, Utah. While in Anchorage Sept. 22, White will address the Alaska Press Club, appear on television stations and meet with civic.gov- DR. ROBERT WHITE ernment and military officials at dinner at the Captain Cook Hotel. Included on his agendaarevis- its -to WB airport stations at Nome and Kotzebue; the WB regional office, forecast center, observatory, and air weather sen-ice, the CGS field office, and the CRPL observatory at Anchorage; the CGS observatory at Fairbanks; the WB satellite readout station at Gilmore Creek, near Fairbanks; the WB office, and the ESSA Marine Center at Seattle: and the WB regional office in Salt Lake City. Also on the agenda is a meeting with ESSA personnel in Anchorage and a conference in Salt Lake City with WB regional directors from New York, Fort Worth, Kansas City, Anchorage, Honolulu and Salt Lake City. The administrator is being accompanied by Capt. Harley Nygren of the ESSA Office of'Plan- ning and Program Evaluation. \

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