Fairbanks Daily News-Miner from Fairbanks, Alaska on July 7, 1954 · Page 1
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Wednesday, July 7, 1954
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Oil Expert Pr&j&cts ge m It Sure Pays... to advertise Sn the Daily News- Miner Claanified. YOB <*t the best and the roost . . , the -fastest, Economical, too, Ju*t pbos« 2261, North DaHf A r «w**j*T" MeuAer of The Associated Press FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, WEPHgDAY, JULY 7,195* VOL. XXXII 10* H*. 15S c V Land Bureau's Minerals Chief Discusses Leasing Problems Expresses Belief Search by Major Oil Companies Will Be Successful; Capital Needed to Carry on Alaska Exploration By KAY J. KENNEDY A government expert on pii an'4, gas lands leasing held a conference here yesterday with a group of locally interested persons. Lewis E. Hoffman, chief of the division of minerals, bureau of land management, explained the present laws and regulations with pending changes, lie discussed the restoration of withdrawn areas in the <S>areUc. Petroleum Reserve No. 4 I and the history of land laws relating to gas and oil. In speaking o£ possibilities Hoffman said, "If oil and gas is discovered Jn Alaska, and all the geologists I've talked with feel there Is oil and gas In Alaska, it will make a change In the major economy here. "It takes a lot of capital even do preliminary work on this type of exploration to ascertain tiie possibilities and where to drill," he said. Four or five major petrolcuni companies are interested in Alas- kn, Hoffman indicated, naming City Neivs In Brief. . BI'W Correction The Fairbanks Business and r:oli--s:onal Women's club wilt mi-el Monday evening at (5:30 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Johnny McXabb on the M & O road, instead of nt the home of George MrNabb as previously announced. Kc'.tervatlons may i>e made bv c.-illine Mrs. Eugene Miller, plioise 4778 or M.'iry Howes, phone 3602. • Rainbow Picnic The Rainbow Girls will hold a picnic Thursday night to ccle- bnite the birthday of the founder nt ihe organization. The picnic i~ !n be held at tbe home of the I.i-slir Norland's at Birch lake, and each yirl Is asked to bring n lunch. Girls needing transportation «re nsked to meet at the Masonic temple before 6 o'clock, • College Vlre Department A College community fire dc- p.nt ment meeting is slated nt 7:;iU o'clock Thursday evening in the Mines building on the university campus. All Interested persons as well as volunteer firemen are urged to attend the ir.ectillK. T.DS Conference A branch conference is scheduled to be conducted tonight al 7 o'clock and again tomorrow evening nt 7:30 o'clock at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter (Continued on Page 2) Standard Oil of California, Shell and Phillips Petroleum company. In addition to "enterprising Alas- tans" who .were making efforts to develop the oil potential, Predicts Effort He predicted that within the next 12 months a real concerted effort will be made to ascertain if oil and gas exists and felt that the efforts would be successful. in citing current progress Hoffman reported that Kerr.McGce drilling for Phillips Petroleum company near Yakataga had drilled one hole and abandoned it and were now drilling another with favorable indications that should prove up within a month. Another company drilling at Eureka on the Glenn highway was now down 1,410 feet, he said, and might have to go 6,000. He outlined the methods by which public domain could be obtained for oil and gas exploration through leases issued under the present minerals act. Control of large areas mny be obtained'by a special development contract with the department of interior. Regular leasing , In Alaska outright leases may be taken with not more than 15,- (Coniluued on Page 2) Girl, 7, Kidnaped From Home, Raped and Slain MIAMI, Fla., July 7, m— Judith Ann Roberts, blue- eyed. 7-year-old daughter of a Baltimore attorney and labor h-ader. was kidnaped from the home of her grandparents here today, raped and beaten to death. Police found the child's nude and brutally battered body In > clump of bushes off fjishionable Bayshore Drivs five hours after her mother. Mrs. Shir- lor Roberts, reported her missing. Shs had been beaten on tbe head with * heavy instrument and * ricce of gauz» was knotted about hpr throat. Her flimsy seer- xiscknr nightgown, white with red polka doix, lay eight feet from th<» body. , Judith Ann'x little body was caked with blood and dtrt, Indi- QUICKIES by Ken Reynolds . . I'm beginning to think that camera 1 got in the News- Miner Want Ads belonged to a doctor!" YOU DON'T need to choose the right words tot be sure of satisfactory results from a News- Miner Want-ad. Call 2261 , . i. and get speedy action "ir r ~r~^-~^p?.~" t' i! YOUNQSTES' GIFT TO ALASKAN BISHOP—Representatives of the YOUHE Peoples' Service 'league of the £piscopal Cathedral of St, Philip in Atlanta, Georgia, Tacsdsy presented Bishop William J. Cfordon with a Jeep they purchased and drove'up the highway lor (Nno*~i(l'iner photo "by Jim Dcuthit) -Mm. From left to right are Gcno Bogan, 18, Pete Calhoun, 18, ind Harold.-Martln, 16. The young- Atlanta church people bought the Jeep with the proceeds of .a furniture repair program supported b; tbe people of the commu- eating she put up * brave fighi for her life. Police said the killer sneaked into the home of the grandparents, Mr. and IVfrs, Marry Rosenberg, about 1 a.m., stole the keys to the Rosenberg's car from his trousers pocket, and took the child from tbe studio couch in the living room where she was sleeping. Mrs. Rosenberg was awakened by the sound of the car roaring out of the driveway. She found the child missing and the front door standing open. Car Found Abandoned Police were called at 1:10 a.m. Four hours and 10 minutes later, they found the Rosenberg -car abandoned in the strip of sandy lane between Bayshore drive and the shore of Blscayne bay. Its wheels were mired in the sand. The tire marks showed the driver tried frantically to get tt out, Judith's body was found a block from the car. The child's father. James Boberts, was away from home conferring with a woman client seeking a Florida divorce, when the child's" disappearance was reported. He returned' home a few minutes after police arrived. Koberts is a member of the Baltimore law firm of Roberts. Gilbert and RocWin. Before joining the partnership, he was president of a Baltimore local of the United Auto Workers and was at one time an international representative of that union. Jeep Arrives From South A jeep !for Alaska's Episcopal Bishop William J. Goidon was driven into town yesterday at the end of a 6,000 mile trip by three youngsters from the Young Peoples' Service league of the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, Ca. The young people's group bought the Jeep" for Bishop Gordon with money derived Irom a furniture repair program supported by the members of the community and several other money-making sources. The purchase of the Jeep was the idea of 18-year-old Geno Bocan h who worked last summer at St. Mark's mission ip Nenana. The Jeep will be put to use at that mission. Bishop Gordan said yesterday. The Jeep is the latest civilian model with an experimental fiberglass cab for cold climates. Only Two' Flat Tires Three of the young penple's group drove the Jeep 6,000 miles across the United States and 1 Canada to Fairbanks from Atlanta. They were Began, Pete Calhoun and Harold Martin. Only two flat tires Were encountered on the whole trip, one in Ft. St. Johns in Canada and the other while 'still in the state of Georgia: New Lighting Will Brighten City Streets "Fairbanks will have street lighting this year and we hope a lot of it," Bert Bate, electrical engineer for R. W. Beck and Associates said today. Bate and Howard Johnson are in Fairbanks at this time mak- ine.a final cheek on the proposed lighting system to be installed' on the city streets. "We will haTe the final plan* finished this month and should start asking quotations on materials as soon u next week." the electrical expert said. "Materials should be coming Into Fairbanks by August. Work on the erection of some of the lights should begin next month depending upon obtalnlnr materials and such, problems." The lighting system will make pse of mercury .vapor •units similar to those now installed OB Noble street. President Against Letting Red China Take UN Seat WASHINGTON,-July 7& (&—President Eisenhower said today he is completely and unalterably opposed to letting Red China into the United Nations under present conditions. But he said he isfnot ready to say this country should withdraw from the|U.N. if the Reds are admitted. Eisenhower thus tookf issue by implication with Republican Senate Leader Knowland of California and some otber lawmakers who are urging United States withdrawal from the UN if the Peiping government is admitted over American protests. At a news conference, the President also said a strike at the Oak Ridge, Term., and Paducah, Ky., atomic plants -would be a serious thing and would put the United States in a most embarrassing and difficult position. He said, however, he has great hope the strikers will go back to work as a result of his action last night setting up an emergency fact finding board. CIO workers at the two plants struck a few hours before the President's news conference, ignoring the possibility of a Taft- Hartley law injunction. On another subject Eisenhower said prospects now are rosy that congress •"rill enact a legislative record, based on his proposals, of whicb.^ any administration could be proud. Would Praise Congress The President said he will be proud to go before the country and praise what congress has done at this session if the record proves to be as good as he expects. Eisenhower- described himself as delighted wifch the House's adoption of the flexible price support principle in the farm bill. He said that although the bill wasn't exactly what he recommended, he regards its passage as a great and sweeping victory. The bill provides a flexible scale of price supports for basic crojps^ ranging from 82*4 to 90 percent of parity,, replacing the rigid 90 percent supports of the present law. Elsenhower original, ly had asked for a flexible system ranging from 75 to 90 percent of parity, a^rfce calculated by tbe government *s fair to the farmer in'relation to the prices of goods he buys. Faith in Dulles In response to a question, Eisenhower voiced complete confidence in the integrity, loyalty and (Centime* •• Pag* » Partly cloudy today, tonight and Thursday. The low tonight 46, high Thursday 72; low last night 50, 'high yesterday 72. Temperature at noon today 67. Sunrise .Thursday, July 8, 1:30 a.m., sunset"lO:20 p.m. Official Took j Size of Working Force About Tin Job After ] identical to Last Year's Total Okay of Loan WASHINGTON, July 7, Congressional investigators were told today a former Interior"department official supported a loan application of the U. 8. Tin corporation, and then went to work for the firm at the same time] the Joan was approved. j employe was ldent-i Secretary Oscar Chapman withr responsibilities for checking aiu More Laborers, Carpenters on Bench, But Small Businesses, Service Trades Are Employing Greater Number of Workers By FLORENCE STRAND Approximately 12,050 persona are now working in the Fairbanks area and about 1,400 are looking for jobs, reported Merrill• Weir,--manager oJt the local office of the territorial'employment service. , The current size of.the \vorking force is almost identi- Xecomniended Loun Charles. W. Merrill, now assistant chief of the minerals division] of the bureau of mines,' said he i personally recommended, in early { 1951, approval of a loan for about $375,000 to U. S, Tin, bucked by a 95 per cent government guarantee. Since then the government has made direct loans of an additional $2,625,000 but little or no tin has been produced, Merrill said. Merrill, at that Ciine chief of the base nictals branch of- the defense minerals administration, said Kadow cttme to him and supported., the original loan application. The money was to start tin mining at the Lost river -mine, 90 miles northwest ot Nome, Alaska, far up on, the Seward peninsula.. Testifying before the joint defense, production committee, headed by Sen. Capehart (R-Jnd.), Merrill said Kadow told him the tin operation was a "great oiapor- tunity" .for the department of the interior to carry out the "broad objectives" of developing Alaska, Became Firm's President Kadow left, the government "almost exactly the time the application was recommended," Merrill said, and became a" consultant, .then an officer In U. S. Tin. Later he was made president, Merrill said, and still later left the corporation and went into several housing projects deals in Anchorage! Committee Co u n s e 1 Harold Warren asked Merrill if he was "shocked" to hear that Kadow had gone to work for U. S. Tin. Merrill said that would be the correct word, but quickly added he knew nothing illegal about Kadow's rfesignation from the interior department. Merrill said he recommended approval of the loan application despite the fact the application was "very sketchy" and a certification of the company's assets in material, housing, water supply, roads and other on-site items had never been signed. Warren said the applications were filled with "misleading statements, incorrect statements." Inadequacies Cited Warren brought out that the application said both while and Native labor was available on the site, but that in fact there was (Continued on Page^) persons are f now working as last, year, certain fields have become more pronilnent and others have been reduced. There are more laborers , and carpenters - on the bench than last year but the small businesses and service trades have more employed than ijsuaL Employment in'the fields of .govern, ment and mining has also increased. , Influx Higher The influx of workers Is pqr- haps slightly higher this yenr than last, stated Weir. And officials ot the; various unions report that the jobless from the states are still coming into Fairbanks seeking work. "...;-.-.. ''.. .,.,'.'•.' r ' The number of .unemployed at the first of June was 1,895. Two weeks ago the figure bad.lesscn- ed to 1,510 and, as of July 1, it stood at 1,400. Last year-at'this time -approximately. 1.200 persons were seeking work Jn the Fairbanks area. Of the 1,400 currently unem- Wisconsin Suffers Storm Dcmagt ' MADISON, Wis.—MV-Residents of a 100-mile stretch of southeastern Wisconsin today figured up their property damage in yesterday's violent storm marked by a scrlies of small tornadoes. At least seven persons were Injured anring U>« storm. as northwesterly winds struck at speeds up to 100 mile? an hour, '*..*. * Record King Salmon Caught - SEATTLE—i«—A record 70-pound king *almon, said to be the largest ever caught by a sports fisherman in Washington •waters, was boated in Puget Sound today—by a Seattte woman. The mightr kinr was hooked by Mrs. Howard E. Little. 31, off Hope island near ihe mouth of the Skagit river at 8 a.m. and hauled in after a naif-hour struggle. .*••'* 9 France May Draft Men for Indochina PARIS—»>—Premier Pierre Mendes-France said today he will ask the national assembly to approre the sending of draftees to reinforce French force* in Indochina If the Geneva negotiations end In failure. ^ ^ Guatemala Lifts State of Siege GUATEMALA—«•}—Guatemala's new maitary government last night lifted the state of siege proclaimed by ousted President Jacobo Arbera Guzman. * * * Man Shot Jesting Over Texas, Dies •LOS ANGELES— W— Philip E. AJilm, 49, movie stunt man sbot a week ago during a Hollywood part?_ alter making derogatory remarks about Texas, died last night ta General hospital. McKay Will Dedicate ACS Station ployed, approximately 450 of them are women. Union Reports The two largest unions in the community-^—Carpenters and Laborers — report that approxim- Employment Up WASHINGTON, July 7, W— Tbe government said today employment increased by nearly one million from May (o June and unemployment, contrary to the usual seasonal pattern, showed almost no increase. Employment rose during: the month, according to a joint announcement by the department of commerce and the department of labor, 'from 61,119,000 in early May. to 62,038,000 estimated for early June. Meanwhile u n e m p loymcrit was cstimate'd to have risen by no more than 42,000 during the month from 3,305,000 In early May to |3;347,000 in ezrly June. The commerce department said this was In "sharp contrast" to experience over the past 14 years since 1940 -when, according to its figures, unemployment increased from May to June by from 150,000 in 1943 to as much as 595,000 in 1953. Secretary of Interior Douglas McKay will dedicate the new Alaska Communications s y * 1 1» in toil building here July 21 on ACS Recognition day. il.wn; learned by the chamber of commerce Into yesterday. Honor* Mitchell The building will be called the Billy Mitchell building In honor of the man who pioneered telegraph survey lines for the signal corps in Alaska back In 1901 and who later fathered the air corps. July 21 mnrk{t tho n(r>«(y-ihfr<i anniversary of the Kifinnl corps :imt the fifty-first year of its operation in Alnsks. Lt. Col. I>eo R, Jensen, deputy commander of 'he ACS in Alaskn. and Maj. Robert Shirley, .11.11 inn commander hero, attended yesterday's chamber mooting. Jensen said the ACS was proud to be invited to participate In the CioUir-n | Days celebration and be reooRiif/.- ed for Us part in the building of Alaska. Modern Facilities He explained Vhat the new toll building has facilities on s par with the InU'sl equipment anywhere in the world and that * dialing system direct to the stale-it would be in operation within the next few months. Shirley assured full cooperation from ACS in connection with th« celebration. Col. R. M. Kuniu. commanding officer of the ACS from Seattle, is due to be in al- lendancc along with other military leaders. Baseball Results... DETROIT, (ff>— The Chicago White Sox, struggling to stay in the pennant picture, trounced tiie Detroit Tiger* B-0 today for Uirir fifth straight win as Don Johnson burled * four-bltu-r. ately 700 and 750 men respectively are on jobs. Roughly 200 carpenters are still on the bench, as are about 300 laborers. The Carpenters union placed an estimated 200 workers in tbe past two weeks. The Laborers local (which also covers projects in Juneau, Haines and Skagway) dispatched 237 men to jobs during June. The Teamster's local now has between 600 and 700 men working, which represents an Increase over last year. Approximately 50 men are on the bench, a figure which also shows an increase over 1953. About 200 of tbe men working were placed on their jobs during June. At Military Bsises Approximately 4.50 men of the Engineers local are now on jobs, about one-third 6f .which were placed during the. past month (some turnover is represented in this figure). The 450 employed engineers are on jobs at the three military bases, on the •Richardson highway,' the Tok road and the Halnes-Fairbaflks pipeline* Some 25 engineer* ar» on the bench. The Plumbers and Steamfit- ter's local reports that an estimated 350. men are working, 80 of whom were employed during June. About 80 are still looking for jobs. The Painters local has approx*- imately 186 men on jobs and 23 waiting for work. About one- third of those employed were placed during the pa«t month. .. Dslroit ___ ». ..... Johnson nnd LoHsr: jio*>J'. Murlo-*- (<), Gray 161 »a<! va Viti 011-S-1« __..(W) OM 600 -O 4 NEW YORK, W— Yogi Bcrra drove in five run* with a triple homer, and Irv Noren clouted ;wo triples and two singles today a lead the New York Yankee* to 17-9 victory over the Boston Sox in a game called in th« top of the eighth by rain. It (Continued on Page 2)

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