Fairbanks Daily News-Miner from Fairbanks, Alaska on August 17, 1970 · Page 19
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Fairbanks Daily News-Miner from Fairbanks, Alaska · Page 19

Fairbanks, Alaska
Issue Date:
Monday, August 17, 1970
Page 19
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-A3 J.S. nemmtmr... Wendall Kay seeks Demo nomination JOEJOSEPHSON Josephson in Senate seat race State Sen. Joe Josephson, an Anchorage attorney running for the Democratic nomination in the U.S. Senate race, has never lost an election. Josephson, 37, has served two terms in the State House, one term in the State Senate and as an Anchorage city c o u n c i l m a n a n d borough assemblyman. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago and his doctor of jurisprudence degree from the Catholic University Law School. He and his wife; Carla, have three children. In 1960 Josephson was appointed as chairman of the House Committee on Public Utilities and Commerce. Josephson's statement follows: "I run for the Senate for the following convictions: "First, Alaska--and Fairbanks, especially--needs a senator who can win the respect and confidence of 'our fellow Americans, and who can persuade our countrymen, by leadership and example, that we Alaskans have a proper, balanced concern for economic development and environmental protection. In this way, and in this way only, will we Alaskans enjoy control of our own destiny and build a genuinely 'Alaska World' in the 1970s. " S e c o n d , A l a s k a -- a n d Fairbanks, especially--needs a senator who recognizes that the 49th state suffers most from the present confusion of national purpose and national priorities. Appropriations for the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries are down. N e c e s s a r y public works programs--including the essential flood control project for the Chena River-are lagging. Support for higher education is cut back. Our Coast Guard lacks the personnel and equipment to protect our coastal waters and r e s o u r c e s f r o m foreign incursions. Unemployment is up. The Alaskan Command and its components operate under austere funding, and ALCOM training exercises are canceled or reduced in scale. I run for the Senate to help in the redirection of our national priorities, to help bring Americans together again, and to insist that the promise of the Alaska World be fulfilled. "Third; I believe that my experience as legislative assistant to the late E.L. (Bob) Bartlett in Washington, D.C., as councilman and acting mayor in my own community, and as a state legislator and teacher of American government, equip me with an understanding of the role of a United States senator from Alaska. I believe that Alaskans are Capt. Fritz Singer in race for senator Wendell P. Kay, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, is an Anchorage lawyer and resident of Alaska for 25 years. Kay, who observed his 57th birthday today, is a senior partner in the law firm of Kay,Miller and Libbey of Anchorage. He was the first director of the Alaska State Housing Authority from 1946 to 1947 and served in the Territorial House for three terms and the State House for one term. He was Territorial House speaker from 1955 to 1956. Kay served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Alaska Bar Association from 1958 to 1961 and was president of the Anchorage Bar Association for several years. He and his wife Agnes have five children. Kay holds degrees from D e P a u w U n i v e r s i t y a n d Northwestern University School of Law. Here is his statement: "The general economic condition of Alaska and the nation is of primary importance in this election. The regressive and i n f l a t i o n a r y economic p o l i c i e s o f t h e N i x o n administration have brought the United States to the verge of a depression. Tight money and the highest interest rates in one hundred years have made it impossible for eighty per-cent of American families to afford a decent home. "Alaska, because of the failure of TAPS to furnish the engineering data required by the Department of the Interior, and the further failure of TAPS to a g r e e w i t h t h e s t a t e a d m i n i s t r a t i o n o n t h e construction of the North Slope road, is in a particularly tough economic dilemma. We must have WENDELL P. KAY oil flowing through the pipeline no later than 1974. "Of course, a considerable part of our economic troubles must be attributed to the continuation of the disastrous war in Vietnam and Cambodia. Billions of dollars which should be used to meet our housing, health, and educational needs are being blown up in the rice paddies of the Far East. "The biggest single specific problem facing Alaska however is the immediate settlement of the Native Land Claims issue. Alaska's economic life is going to grind to a halt unless this issue is quickly and favorable resolved. The time for continuing control over the disposition of the money involved. The time for continuing white paternalism is over. "If elected to the United States Senate, I will devote all my energies to resolving these problems facing Alaska and the nation. C a p t . F r i t z Singer, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, is a licensed master mariner qualified to operate with any tonnage on any ocean. Singer, 46, of Anchorage was president of Tiger Line, Ltd. and built the first three container o r i e n t e d s e l f - s u f f i c i e n t , multi-purpose type vessels. He also helped direct engineering and construction of a private port facility and cargo distribution center. Singer is retired from business and plans to campaign full-time. He is a graduate of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and was commissioned as an officer of the U.S. Navy, and retired as a reserve officer in 1965 with the rank of lieutenant commander. He served during the Korean War and delivered fuels to combat forces in Korea. Singer was president of the Propeller Club, Insurance Agents Association, and Catholic Maritime Clubs. He and his wife Noreen have six children. Here is his statement: "There is a definite need in understanding' youth today; communication can eliminate the g e n e r a t i o n gap, but to compromise on youth's every whim is not the criteria. "Alaska is the unspoiled state and the 'Last Frontier,' let us not heed progress but consider deeply any and all projects that will lead only to wise decisions for the benefit of all. "Let us work together with the President. He has, as I have, a sincere desire to end the war in Vietnam and improve the economy at home on a sound basis and not continue a false economy with the manufacture of war machines. "Let's take a good look who FRITZ SINGER really needs our help and follow cnrougn to see that our help gets to the people who are in need and not supply those fostering a black market. Let us be careful here at home and beware of foreign encroachment in our own business ranks, but be mindful that outside investment is generally healthy if properly controlled to protect American business men. "Let me state that as a master mariner of ocean going vessels 1 have had the opportunity of visiting almost all countries of the world. I know there is no other country to compare with the United States and'I have chosen Alaska as my home to raise my family and enter politics. It is my sincere desire to serve my country and to do everything to establish in the people of Alaska and of the nation an attitude of sincerity, respect, patriotism, loyalty, responsibility and an awareness of moral values." Sen. Ted Stevens bids for Senate return Ted Stevens, the man appointed during the unexpired term of Alaska's E.L. "Bob" Bartlett in the U.S. Senate, is running for the Republican nomination for the office he now holds. The 46-year-old Stevens has lived in Alaska since 1953, excluding his recent residence in Washington, B.C. Stevens graduated from high school in Redondo Beach, Calif. From U.C.L.A. he took a bachelor's degree in political science in 1947 and in 1950 he was graduated from Harvard Law School. The senator has worked as a U.S. attorney in Fairbanks, as a legislative counsel, and with the U.S. Department of the Interior. Stevens, his wife, Ann, and wise to elect, in 1970, young men who have a potential of lengthy congressional service and the a c q u i s i t i o n o f v a l u a b l e congressional seniority. "Fourth, I believe that the promise of the Alaska World, and the promise of America, demand an end to the land war it; Asia--a war which many of our leaders (Gen. Shoup, Gen. Gavin, Gen. Eisenhower, Gen. MacArthur) have long cautioned us against. "Fifth, Ibelieve in the genius o( the American people and our political system, and I am dedicated to demonstrating--to the alienated youth ar. well as to older Americans--that this political system can be responsive and creative in meeting the needs of the'70s." their five children live in Washington, D.C. Stevens' statement follows: "As your United States senator I have been working hard to do what is right for Alaska. Alaska is a growing state; and new industry, new job opportunities, e x p a n d e d transportation f a c i l i t i e s a n d improved recreational facilities, along with improved health, educational and housing facilities, are required to sustain this growth. These are some of the things I have been working for in Washington. "I strongly believe that Alaskan resources should create jobs for Alaskans. I spoke out again and again against the practice of importing workmen from the 'South 48' and have insisted that Alaskans be employed on any. new jobs in Alaska. I have also worked 16 see that federal projects in Alaska are contracted to Alaskan firms. Alaskans, obviously, must have first claim on any new employment opportunities created in our state. "Building Alaska requires new job opportunities which will be developed as new industry comes to our state. I have suggested that the feasibility of constructing electric power generating plants in Alaska for transmission of electric energy to the 'South 48' be investigated. Above all, Alaska's needs--both now and in the future-tor oil and gas must be met before any of our energy resources are exported. This would bring to Alaska new refineries as well as power generating facilities; both of TED STEVENS which would create new jobs. "The expansion of job opportunities in Alaska will also depend, in great measure, on the d e v e l o p m e n t of adequate transportation facilities. The A i r p o r t a n d A i r w a y s Development Act, which I supported, will provide needed funds for expanded airport construction in Alaska. I have also introduced legislation to finance the paving of the Alaska Highway. Further, I urged that the state build the road to the North Slope because I feel that the road is needed as part of the Alaska highway system, in any event. "I was pleased that I could assist in securing almost $2 million to insure construction of the new Fairbanks hospital and federal support for more low-cost h o u s i n g i n F a i r b a Additionally, Congress and the President, at my request, are going full speed ahead with funding for the Chena Flood Control Project. "While I, as most other Alaskans, am a conservationist, I am not an extremist. I believe that we can develop the resources of our state while simultaneously protecting its beautiful natural environment. I have supported numerous measures in Congress, including the Environmental Quality Control Act, which are designed to assure that any detriments to our environment wil! be offset by positive actions to enhance our state's beauty. I do not believe, as some in the 'South 48' do, that Alaska should be 'locked up' forever. Alaska's future belongs to the Alaskans who will protect it. I believe that · Alaskans have the foresight and maturity to develop our state in a manner consistent with the quality of life we all cherish." EGAN.'.. (Continued from page A2) "The course we set now will forever have impact on the present and future people of this state. "My sole interest in aspiring to the governorship of this state is to exert every energy within my capability to the end that each policy decision, every approved enactment, will serve the present and long range best interest of all."

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