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Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Monday, Januoiy 8, 1968—3 ; FAIRBANKS by KENT BRANDLEY ABOUT a month ago, advertisements were carried concerning a "Salvation-Healing Revival," taking place downtown at 540 Second Ave. The address, you may recall, is about where a popular bar used to stand. The ads mentioned "gospel preaching and anointed singing and the public was invited to "city-wide divine healing" sessions. When it came time to pay for the advertising, the check bounced. The bank has a tag on one check advising that it should not be run through for payment again. Political Preview MIKE GRAVEL sat alone at a corner table at Fairbanks' Travelers Inn, He was staring rather forlornly at a picture on a calendar. Staring back at him was a familiar photograph and signature bearing the words "Personal regards and Best Wishes Howard W. Pollock, the Congressman for Alaska," MIKE, you will probably recall, opposed Democratic incumbent Ralph j. Rivers in 1966 and narrowly lost the primary. Pollock unopposed in the GOP primary that year, subsequently defeated Rivers and went to Washington. THERE HAS BEEN talk that Mike might run against U S. Sen. Ernest Gruening in the Democratic primary this year. The former House Speaker still has a big following around the state and particularly among young voters in heavily populated Anchorage. He says candidly he hasn't made up his mind on the Senate race. A POLL to be taken this winter by the same outfit that conducts polls for the Kennedy family, will help Mike make his de- GRAVEL MAKES one thing clear, he will not try for the U.S. House in 1968. On the Democratic side he anticipates a four-way race between John Racier, Nick Begich, Jay Kerttula and maybe Ed Merdes with the winner taking on Pollock in the general. But that too is subject to question in Mike's mind, as he thinks Congressman Pollock might still decide to oppose former Anchorage Mayor Elmer Rasmuson for the GOP Senate nomination. RADER was the state's first attorney general. Begich, a state senator and school administrator, is already off and running for Congress. Kerttula, state Democratic party chairman and minority leader in the House, is a well educated Palmer fanner. Merdes is Fairbanks city attorney who recently served as International president of the Jaycees, Rumbles have been heard that Ed will go for Gruening's seat in the primary. But he also says he hasn't made up his mind. It isn't likely that both Merdes and Gravel would oppose Gruening in the primary, thereby giving the incumbent a tremendous advantage in a_three-way race. Kenai Boom Continues MEANWHILE, Mike has his mind on other things. He is deeply involved in developing the booming Kenai area. THE REASON for his visit to Fairbanks (besides the Alex Miller i testimonial) is to work with a local investor to build a 100 unit apartment house in Kenai. Price tae: S2 million. MIKE'S subdivision, called "Redoubt Terrace" added 36 deluxe homes last summer. Price tag: $3.5 million. St Finally Sees Yule JUNEAU (AP) — Christmas finally came to the little Bering Sea island of St. George Saturday night, with an assist from the Coast Guard cutter Balsam. The island, one of the Pribi- lofs, normally receives its mail via small boat from neighboring St. Paul Island, which has an airport served by comereial carrier. Rough seas prevented the vessel from making the 40-miletrip in December, however, and Alexay Prokopiof, village council president at St. George, appealed to Rear Adm. Joseph R. Scullion, commander -uf the 17th Coast Guard District for help. On Dec. 13, a Coast Guard aircraft from Kodiak made an air drop of letter mail, plus a Christmas tree. On Dec. 22, another air drop was made by the Coast Guard, including 12 bags of letter mail and three more Christmas trees. On Jan. 2, the Coast Guard cutter Balsam arrived at St. Paul and took aboard all of the mail that had stacked up there. Arriving off St. George on Jan. 4, the Balsam encountered winds to 85 miles per hour which prevented the cutter's small bat from taking the Christmas packages ashore. For two days the Balsam stood off St. George awaiting a break in the weather. Saturday night, just when it appeared the Christmas project would have to be canceled, the winds abated just long enough for the Balsam's small boat to get ashore and bring a belated yule to the small island and its some 300 residents. Haupt Heart Clicks Along Well Dentist in Critical Stage of Recovery CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Groote Schuur Hospital said in a medical bulletin today that" Dr. Philip Blaiberg, the world's third heart transplant patient, "is no longer in the oxygen tent and will be allowed to sit up m bed today with his feet on a chair." The 58-year -old retired dentist neared what doctors consider to be the beginning of the critical postoperative period —seven days after surgery. However, the bulletin said there were no signs yet that Blaiberg's body was trying to reject the heart of Clive Haupt, 24, who died of a brain hemorrhage. Haupt's heart was grafted into Blaiberg last Tuesday by Dr. Christiaan Barnard, who also performed the landmark heart transplant operation last month on Louis Washkansky. Washkansky died of pneumonia 18 days after the operation. No Infection is evident in any of Blaiberg's organs so far, the hospital said. His wife, Eileen, was to see him again today but to guard against infection she was expected to speak to him once more through a glass door. Mrs. Blaiberg said of herfirst visit with her husband Sunday: "He was looking too wonderful for words. He joked all the time and was very talkative." She added that he looked as healthy as he had five years ago, before his diseased heart began making him look sickly. The dentist is now on an ordinary diet, but all his food is prepared on a special cooker and sterile utensils are used, the hospital said. Barnard sent his congratulations to his classmate from the University of Minnesota, Dr. Norman E. Shumway, who performed the world's fourth heart transplant operation at Stanford Univers ity Saturday night. 61 an interview with the National Broadcasting Corp. shown Saturday night in the United States, Barnard disclosed that arthritis in his hands may limit or even end his surgical career. He said the arthritis has been with him ever since his days as a student in America in the 1950s. Although he takes drugs for the condition, he said, "my hands are still swollen and my joints are slightly swollen." The painful condition is a stimulus to bear down on his surgery now, Barnard said, "because I don't know when Til be completely stopped from doing surgery as a result of the arthritis." In Johannesburg, meanwhile, good progress was reported in another pioneering surgical feat, the separation of Siamese twins at the forehead. The twins —3-montn-old girls born two weeks prematurely—were taken off the danger list today at the Johannesburg Children's Hospital and a bulletin said they Borealis Study Done Freezing By Geophysical Unit One of the most Intensive short-term scientific investigations ever attempted of the aurora boreal is has been completed by the University of Alaska's Geophysical Institute. The investigation involved collection of data from the Institute's observing sites at Ester Dome, Fort Yukon and Tungsten, 250 miles northeast of Whitehorse, Northwest Territories, Canada, as well as from two large jet aircraft and a National Aeronautics and Space Administration satellite in orbit over the Pacific. "These coordinated observations were aimed at gaining a NEXT SUMMER, Price tag: $2 million. Redoubt Terrace will add 50 more homes. Burglars Hit House; Jewelry, Cash Gone MIKE'S DEVELOPMENT firm just put together a package to begin construction this month on 24 townhouses, the first in Alaska, They will rent for roughly $400 apiece. Price tag: $900,000. Burglars made off with over $3,000 worth of jewelery, cash and other valuables from the Nels Nordin home Saturday night while the Nordins were attending Alex Miller's testimonial dinner. "And If we hadn't come home when we did, they probably would better understanding of where in the earth's magnetosphere is the source of energetic particles responsible for causing the aurora," Keith Mather, director of the institute, explained. "Over 50 people, including 11 from the Geophysical Institute, were directly involved. Many were in the flight crews of the jets." The heavily-instrumented aircraft flew four missions fromEl- mendorf Air Force Base near Anchorage to Tungsten. After flying a holding pattern for several hours, the jets flew toward Fairbanks and then returned to Anchorage. Under the direction of Investigators Dr. T. Neil Davis and Prof. Albert Belon of the Institute, a television and all-sky camera system on the aircraft were operated to record aurora. Identical instruments were operated at Tungsten. "A number of organizations cooperated with the Geophysical Institute in making the observations," Dr. Davis said. FIRST PHASE of a new shopping center is also under con- ,,.„_, ., ,,,,,„_»^, „ struction. It will include 20,000 Square feet of commercial space na"ve"takeireve~r^hingin'uiewhole and is to be finished May 1. In the spring, construction will begin on house," Mrs. Nordin told the another 45,000 square feet to be completed Nov. 1. The new News-Miner this morning, center, to be the largest in Alaska, is owned by Barney Gottstein, Larry Carr and Benfid Realty of Los Angeles. Price tag: $8.5 million. The Nordins left the Miller They Try Harder DOES MIKE THINK Kenai will grow? WITHIN 12 years, he says, it will be Alaska's second largest city. In 1965, he says, the net taxable base in Kenai was $7 million: in 1967, building permits paid for and taken out in Kenai amounted to S7.5 million. In one construction season, the tax base doubled. NEWS In Brief DA NANG, Vietnam, (AP) — Vietnamese police arrested about 100 refugees today, saying In 1965, the population was 1800. Now it's pushing 5,000. By they were taking part in an 1970 with oil, gas and chemical development Kenai will have 10,000 anti-American talk campaign in banquet early because Mrs. Nordin wasn't feeling welL They arrived at their home at 98 Bridgett to find the dog loose, doors open and many of the rooms Missing was about$l,500 worth few Clear Cooks of jewelry including some treasured antiques, $400 in cash, <? 7 V/~ With Union Nordin's 22 and several other otut; " ufl Uflivri items, Mrs. Nordin who is left with 11 odd earrings, figures the thieves left in a hurry. Alaska State Troopers were investigating and apparently had a good assortment of clues. people. By 1980 it will pass Fairbanks to become Alaska's second largest city. Mike calls it "good, intelligent growth." He has set up an office with staff there in addition to the one he runs in Anchorage. Legislature AS A poi >ntial candidate and past legislator, Mike has kept a close eye o- e state political scene. Trying to speak objectively and not ju - an optimistic Democrat, he says the Democrats recapture the state House on the basis 1968 will be That is, if there is no great definition of issues or have a cha a "so-so } personalitic. 1 "IF the Democratic party were to field strong candidates, from top to bottom and if the Hickel administration continues its present course of counter-productivity, there is a possibility we could hang on to our U.S. Senate seat, regain our Congressional seat and pick .. . up a majority in the StateSenate by one to two votes and the House by Delegates to a party convention five to six votes." He defines "counter-productivity" as "swimming gave President Eduardo Frei a a produce market in downtown Da Nang. The demonstrators were not carrying placards, but were conducting a "conversation campaign," talking to other people about anti-American sentiments, said A. Wilson Edwards of Louisville, Ky., public safety adviser to the Da Nang police department. SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) The left wing of Chile's ruling Christian Democrat party on Sunday lost the control it had exercised since September. against the river." Local Candidates IN ANCHORAGE, Mike sees Al.Courtney, Joe Josephson, Bill Hopkins, Wendell Kay and Bruce Kendall making strong bids for the legislature as Democrats. FAIRBANKS might field such strong Democrats as Gene Miller, Harold Gillam, Red Boucher, Barry Jackson and incumbents Mike Bradner and Ed Orbeck, in Granel's opinion. IF HE'S right, it looks like fun ahead. 3 Russ Writers Held on Charge MOSCOW (AP) - The three male defendants in a Moscow literary trial were accused today of working for a foreign emigre group devoted to the overthrow of the Soviet government, Soviet sources said. The accusation was made in the prosecutor's opening remarks at a closed trial in Mossow city courthouse. The prosecutor said Alexander Ginsburg, 31, Yuri Galanskov, 28, and Al. exei Dobrovolsky had contacts with NTS, an organization of Russians living abroad whose Russian initials stand for Popular Labor Alliance. The Soviet governmeiK has warned its people against having anything to do with it. Also on trial is Vera Lashkova, a typist. Dobrovolsky and Miss Lash- kova, admitted the charges in the morning session of the trial, the Soviet sources said. K was impossible to obtain complete informaUon on the proceedings because Western correspondents were refused entry and Soviet news media maintained silence. Shortly after the trial began, about 50 relatives and friends staged a silent protest on the sidewalk outside the courthouse. They had been turned away. After about 15 minutes in the snow and cold, they disbanded. Later, Galanskov's wife, fa- ther, mother and sister were permitted to enter the courtroom, along with Ginsburg's fiancee. Natalia Ginsburg, the tiny gray-haired mother of the main defendant, was barred. The four young literary figures were charged under a law prohibiting anti-Soviet agitation and propaganda, ft carries a maximum penalty of seven years at hard labor. The linking of the three with NTS came as a surpri5e. This shadowy organization, with headquarters in Paris, figured in the 1965 trial of Englishman Gerald Brooke and the 1967 trial of West German student Volker Schaffhauser. They both got stiff sentences on a charge of smuggling NTS material into this country. The Soviet government has accused the organization of working for U.S., British and West German Intelligence, NTS In Its manifestoes has claimed supporters In the Soviet Union and proclaimed as its object the overthrow of communism, by violence if necessary. Most of the friends and relatives of the defendants, after the silent protest outside, took up a vigil in the courthouse building. They had frequent noisy arguments with about 30 plairv clothesmen and volunteer guards. 272-198 vote of confidence endorsing all of his programs except a proposal to limit the right to strike. The leading leftist, Sen. Rafael Gumucio, resigned the par- ly presidency. A Frei backer, Jaime Castillo, was elected to replace him. SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Air Force Maj. Ken Anderson K md a loophole in the secrecy th< j surrounded his new assignment. The major, being transferred from Beale Air Force Base, was told his destination was classified and could not be disclosed. He noted that his orders included the postal zip code for his new base, checked the zip code directory at the post office, and found he was headed for Da Nang, South Vietnam. PHILADELPHIA (AP) When 46-year-old Henry Slaughter stopped his car to pick up the pair—one in a miniskirt and the other in tight slacks and a sweater—he didn't realize the two were not what they seemed to be, he told police. The result: The female impersonators scrongarmed him and escaped with $80. Police, using a more discerning eye, spotted two men dressed in women's clothes and charged them with robbery. SEOUL, Korea (AP) — Forty-one Koreans were killed and 60 injured Sunday in a bus accident near Hamyang, 130 miles south of Seoul. Police said one of the front wheels of the bus came loose plunging the vehicle down a 16. foot cliff into a roadside river. It was one of the worst bus accidents in Korea's history. CHICAGO (AP) - The Chicago Teachers Union House of Representatives has voted 11981 in favor of an agreement providing some $1,000 a year in pay raises and more fringe benefits. The teachers' action Sunday called oCf a strike that had been threatened for Tuesday. Chief of Police Sees Crime Hike FAIRBANKS ~(AP) — Police Chief Stanley Zaverl said Saturday crime is increasing in Fairbanks, but most crimes are against property, rather than people. Zaveri said in an interview that his force made more tiian 1,640 arrests in the first 11 months last year. He said most crime takes place in the downtown area, and winter is particularly bad. "We've had quite a few people assaulted on the streets in the early morning hours," he said, "and usually that's been occurring during the ice fog." He said liquor is a leading cause of crime. "Pd say 99 per cent of our arrests have liquor involved somehow or other," he said. Some cooks are refusing to cook for "strikebreakers" at Clear, it was reported this morning, but others are on the job. How many are cooking and hoiv many aren't was not immediately known. A meeting on the issue was being held in Fairbanks today by the Hotel and Restaurant Em- ployes Local No. 879. Spokesmen for management said there were no new developments over the weekend or today in the teamsters strike against RCA Service Co., which operates the Ballistic Missile Early Warning Station. "The company position is the same — we're willing to meet," said Lloyd Hodson, RCA site manage. "Basically it's still in the hands of Barney Toner of the Federal Mediation Service." Teamsters are seeking increases of approximately 50 cents the first year and 35 cents more each of the following two years, according to reports. "Our pickets are still there," Charles CHap) Currington of Teamsters Local No. 959 said this morning. 1TOCKMARKET V VS| I ^ "if^r irfC-i_ 1 1 '"'M NEW YORK (AP) - The New York stock market closed higher in heavy trading today. Good economic news — including a rise in steel orders — helped push the market higher from the start. The Dow Jones closing stock averages 30 industrials 908.75, up 7.51; 20 rails 236.80, up 1.18; 15 utilities 135.42, up 2.05; 65 stocks 318.89. UD 2.63 NEW YORK !.'AP — Monday's selected New York Stock Exchange prices : Mmra] % + Vs Alcn Aim 27 +1 1/4 Allied C 421/4 + '/! 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Stock SconP 28Y4+ -A Bales: 14,270,000. Sftirs R 60i/a + 2Vi Alaska Arllnes 11% Uu5trlals 908.75 Rails 236.80 UUltles 13S.42 Pound 2.4091 Canadian Exchange .9238 Cold Grips The Nation By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Severe winter weather continued to grip much of the nation today and sent freezing temperatures deep into the South. Many deaths were attributed to the weather. Snow squalls pelted the eastern shores of the Great Lakes and left 2 inches more of snow at Syracuse, N.Y., where there already was 12 inches on the ground. Gale warnings were posted from Rhode Island to Maine as the remnants of a savage snowstorm moved out of New England. The East was digging out of up to 10 inches o! fresh snow which fell Sunday. Cold wave warnings were ta effect for parts of the middle and northern Atlantic coastal states where subzero readings were common. A storm gathered momentum in the Southwest today and the Weather Bureau issued heavy snow and hazardous driving warnings for parts of Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Freezing rain and sleet spread over sections of western and northern Texas and southwestern New Mexico today. Warnings of blowing and drifting snow were issued for Montana east of the Continental Divide as a new storm moved into the northern plains. And bitter cold weather swept into the Deep South. Lows of near zero were reported over portions of Tennessee and North Carolina. No Highway West In 5- Year Program By LAEL MORGAN Staff Writer "continue to make good progress." the twins, Catherine and Shirley (^Hare, were separated Saturday in a five-hour operation. The hospital said they "spent a comfortable and restful night and are now on full normal . • feeds. Both children are moving their heads and reacting in a normal manner." ft added that "they cry lustily when they are hungry and now behave in the usual manner of children their age." E the girls survive, it is believed the operation will be recorded as the first in which ;" • Siamese twins joined at the forehead have been successfully separated. HEART... (Continued From Pa ft' 1) Bill (Charles ~W.) White and his wife had talked about heart transplantations a week before"How marvelous," she said, "to be able to give someone else a chance to live." The road to Nome is nowhere in the Department of Highways five-year plan, due to be aired at a public meeting tonight. Al Seeliger, who will testify at the meeting on behalf of the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, says he believes the omission is a sorry one. "All our work over the last 17 years is for nothing," he maintained. "Fairbanks played a major part in obtaining legislation (the funding of which is currently before Congress) for special highway funds for the state." "Fairbanks isn't even included in these funds. The bulk of them go to Anchorage," headded. H.W. Johansen, district highway engineer here said his department had had no special requests for these funds for construction, only for maintenance. The proposal includes $150,000 for paving of University Avenue to Ester in 1969 and an additional $2.4 million for that road in 1970-71. Paving of the Alaska Fairbanks road from Rex to Garner is set for 1968-69 at a cost of $1 million and from Nenana Canyon to Nenana No. 3 with five bridges to be built in 1969-70 at a cost of $6.7million. Another large primary reconstruction job would be the stretch from Badger Koad to Moose Creek slated for 1968-69 for $5,250,000. Work on the Healy Road to the powerhouse is funded for this year at SI. 4 million and recon- struction of $2.5 million College Road for Chena Ridge Road is listed under secondary reconstruction for this year at 88,000 and$300,000 for 1969. Under emergency construction ^SO.OOO is allocated to Airport Road; S26,000 to Chena Ridge Road; and $2,470,000 for the Chena Hot Springs Road. Seven other smaller contracts are also listed for this area under emergency construction. Johansen said his office had worked on the projection and that Commissioner of Highways Warren Gonnason was in accord with their thinking. Gonnason was to arrive in Fairbanks this afternoon to conduct the hearing, scheduled for 8 p.m. at Bering Auditorium at Lathrop High School. White asked the doctors, if there was some way his dying wife could help somebody else. Dr. Shumway said her heart might save Kasperak. White, an electrical company administrator, talked it over with daughter Judy, 18, son Rickey, 12, and his wife's moth^ er. ; "They all said yes, and when I talked with Dr. Shumway about 30 minutes later, I said yes," White related. "Knowing that she is helping another is easing our grief. She was the type who would want to do this," he said. The surgical team, previously alerted, transplanted her heart to Kasperak, the fourth humaa heart transplant. They transl- planted one of her kidneys to another patient in the hospital. ; Sno- Goers Find Hole In Law About Streets University Student Aid After Flood at Contributions to an emergency flood assistance fund for University of Alaska students have reached almost $42,000, according to the university's Office of Student Affairs. The latest contribution to the fund, from which grants are made to students suffering financial hardship from losses during the August flood in Interior Alaska, was $500 from the Juliette M. Atherton Trust in Honolulu, From an enrollment of 500 students from flood-stricken Fairbanks and Nenana, 85 have applied for and received financial assistance from the emergency fund, according to Ida Greiner of the Office of Student Affairs. Grants ranging from $200 to $600 were made to help stu- dents through the first and second semesters, Mrs. Greiner said. Approximately $10,000 still remains in the grant fund and several financial aid applications were still pending. Eleven foundations, organizations and individuals responded after appeals for contributions went out from the university last fall Donations came from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, the Esso Education Foundation, the R.C. Baker Foundation, the Nicholas H. Noyes Jr. Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, the William Volker Fund, the Chugach Gem and Mineral Society of Anchorage, Dr. and Mrs. Terris Moore and Alexander A, Raisin. ByMIKEDALTON Staff Writer Some snow machine opera- Mrs in the College area have gone "underground." They have found a way to cross a busy highway and still avoid the strong arm of the law that has been keeping a keey eye on snow machines on highways and streets. An eight-foot high culvert at Deadman's Slough under University Avenue is the secret of the "underground" activity of the snow machine operators. Some enterprising person hauled snow into the 60-foot (approximately) long culvertand laid a snow path for the machines to follow through. Now the culvert is a main thoroughfare for snow machines that are headed toward the west side of University Avenue or toward the east side of the busy highway, one of the heaviesttraveledhigh- ways in the Fairbanks area. (It doesn't seem to matter what side of the road a machine is on; there always seems to be a good reason for the young drivers to get to the other side.) Whatever direction the machines are headed there is ample room and lots of trails for the younger set to follow. The trail that follows Deadman's Slough was one of the most picturesque sights in Fairbanks Sunday. Willows heavy with snow drooped over the narrow slough, and clean white snow coveredthe banks of the slough that in warmer weather is somewhat o' a pollution problem, it lies stag nant most of the summer months Several hundred acres of th£ University of Alaska campus lie behind University Park School; giving the snow machine operators plenty of room for roaming without battling for the right- of-way with automobiles. '. Alaska's laws do not govern the operation of snow machines^ The law simply does not recognize that the vehicles are liWru sable; by omission from Alaska statutes the snow machines.' drivers are not included in the age requirements of automobiles (16 years for license, 14 for learner's permit). ". The simple truth of the matter is that snow machines are not legal vehicles on Alaska's streets and highways. ; But they are legal, apparently; on trails through the trees, ii open fields, and along sloughs and rivers. ', Going "underground" through eight foot high culverts? That must be legal, too, for vehicular traffic through culvert^ is not "covered" in the law, an Alaska State Trooper said today! "But I'm not too sure about that. Let we dig into it a littlf more to see if there is any law prohibiting culvert crossing," the trooper added. CROSS HIGHWAY LEGALLY—Snow machine operators in the University Avenue area in College have found a way to cross the busy four-lane highway legally. They go under the road. Eight-foot high culvert near University Park School (visible here) is the secret of the under- ground passage. Galen Cook and brother Donnie are on first machine. Becky and Cathy Johnson drive two others along trail that follows bed of slough. (News-Miner Staff Photo)

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