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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 16

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16 Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Wed., S»pl. 25, 1974 FAVETTEVILLC, ARKANSA* In Alaska's Arctic Temperatures Ha//-Day Seminar Helps Pipeline FAIRBANKS. Alaska (AP) -"This is the law of the Yukon, and ever she .makes it plain: ·'Send not your foolish and feeble; send me your strong and your sane.'" The clean-cut young man \yas reading a poetic warning penned by Alaska visitor Robert · W. Service more than 50 years ago. As he read the middle-aged men with the - work-worn boots and tatooed arms and the long-haired young men with the pimpled cheeks and embroidered b l u e jeans slumped in their chairs and fiddled with their cuticles. Four young women made nc motion, staring wide-eyed al the instructor who was bidding farewell to the 62 pupils he'd spent the past six hours tutoring. The "Class" was about to board a yellow bus for the short drive to Fairbanks Inter national Airport for a two-hour hop into the wilderness. The men and women all were head ed north for the same reason Money. Lots of it. So far this year nearly 6,00 workers have gone to the 12 camps which dot the 340 mil trans-Alaska pipeline route be tween the Yukon River and thi Prndhoe Bay oil fields near thi Arctic Ocean. Each of them had to attem the half-day seminar sponsorei by the Alyeska Pipeline Servic Co., and taught by Bechtel Co personnel al the modern Alaska Career Development Center. BRIEFING DIVIDED The briefing is divided int seven time periods for the van ous courses: the project's his tory: environmental issues safety; cold weather in doctrination; human relations camp life; the history of Alask and its native people. Five instructors and a sma staff of office personnel unde the directorship of Jim Kisse burg run the seminar six day a week, from 6 a.m. until 3:2 p.m. when the charter plane are airborne toward the Nort Slope. . . Besides the classes, each em - ploye who's been hired for specific job on the recommen dation of his union gets a tho ough physical examination Men and women over 40 year of age take-electrocardiogram and intensive eye examination Taking its cue from th Army, the . service compan conducts its preparatory ope ation according to the cloc and the computer. There is time to eat and a time to slee a time to smoke and a time f jffee. Threats of dismissal ac- mpany disobedience of each ule. Paperwork is a mainstay of e · indoctrination operation, o o k I e t s and pamphlets locked full of "dos' and don't's" abound. Instructors tell their charges ic environmental course has een written "almost word for ord" by the U.S. Department '. Interior in order to acquaint he workers with "the unique situation the environment plays in Alaska." They also tell the drivers and cooks, welders and loaders, dishwashers and laundresses, that during the past two months two men have died up on that isolated North Slope in "accidents brought about by carelessness." MESSAGE CLEAR .The message is clear; obey the rules, pay attention and survive. Among the taboos: avoid animals; leave the delicate tundra alone; don't bring any liquor, drugs or firearms; no horseplay; don't run; stay clean; be polite; no gambling; ho private vehicles. Next to protecting the environment, the heaviest emphasis is on personal safety in the deadly arctic winter. To reinforce the two-hour lecture on how to keep warm, the service company gives each can be valuable tinder for a man and woman an illustrated I adds. "Even If you know every- booklet entitled "Staying Alive thing: written herein, its pages in the Arctic." It cautions pipeline road workers to "always prepare yourself for possible disaster," and urges them always to carry a sleeping bag, medical kit, emergency rations for five days, a knife and flashlight, area map, matches, and above all warm arctic gear. "Carry this booklet with you whenever you leave camp," it Each employe is responsible for his own arctic clothing, and examples of the best were field up for class inspection. A good set of warm gear could run as high as $500, but when paychecks averaging as much as $1,500 per week are at stake, the investment usually is worth it: . . But there .are exceptions. '; Alyeska officials cite a. turn- oevr rate of · between'.23 and-30 per cent, but union officials in Fairbanks put it much' higher . Kay Martin 31, of Fairbanks a secretary at the orientation course, told several stories of would - be workers who w l : n t through the seminar with trepidation, hoarded the plane with a nagging fear, and finally refused to disembark when the aircraft landed amidst ;.'; th» toauliful desolation "up yonder.";' · . ; , . ' . '··.., · ^ ; · · . "Vie had two guys from Florida who went up last month and absolutely refused · to get out and stay" she said. "The pilot kept saying they couldn't make the return flight to Fairbanks because their names weren't on the return manifest, but they told him to 'go to hell, we ain't getlin' off · and that'i that.'" Candidates Seek Posts At Jiloam SILOAM SPRINGS.-- A total f 19 persons have filed as can- idates for various city offices n the Nov. 5 General Election. )f the 19 who filed, seven can- :idales have no opposition. As of the Friday deadline for iling pledges, the following candidates will run for these city posts: Mayor -- Robert J. Henry (in- jumhent), Robert (Bob) Knight and Milton Highfill. City Clerk--Neal Lancaster unopposed incumbent). Municipal Judge -- Kent Wation (unopposed incumbent). City Attorney- Powell Woods Jncumbent.) Terry Lee and Nicholas Bierwirth. ALDERMAN Ward One, Position One- Cecil Smith (unopposed incumbent). Ward One, Position Two-Jonathan Barnett and Richard luole. Ward Two, Position One-Walt Siemens (unopposed). Ward Two, Position Two- Jack Woolbright and 0. D. Mounger. Ward Three, -Position One-Jame V. Pearson (unopposed incumbent). Ward Three, Position TWO-- W.V. Shaeffer and Jim. Strass- leim. " / YVard Four, Position One- Mark Simmons ^(unopposed incumbent.) VVard Four, Position Two- Bit] Foreman (unopposed). The Mayor, Municipal Judge, City Clerk and City Attorney are elected to four year terms, while Aldermen are named for a two year period. The TIMES Is On Top of The News Seven Days a Week Latest Model Ford Cynthia Layne Neshow, 23, will hecome the bride of Edsel Bryant Ford II, son of Ford Motor Company chairman, Henry Ford II Saturday. They will be married in t h e Palm Beach Country town of Tequesta, Fla., on the Loxahatchee River. Their first date was at an auto show. "What else?", she says. (AP Wire photo) Pentagon Seeks Approval For Mobilization Of Guardsmen WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon is preparing to ask Congress for new power to mobilize up to 50,000 National Guardsmen and reservists without a declaration of national emergency. Officials said the aim is to enable the government to call up reserve forces for help in such situations as last fall's urgent supply airlift to Israel. A handful of Air Force reservists took part in that airlift as volunteers. Under present law, the President cannot muster guardsmen or reservists for any military purpose unless either he or the Congress has declared a national emergency. New' legislation, now. being drafted, would authorize the President or the secretary of defense to mobilize guard-reserve units totaling up to 50,000 men at any one time for a maximum of 90 days without formal proclamation of emer . C Wiliiam K.,Brehm, the Pentagon's manpower chief, told a National Guard association meeting in Puerto Rico on Monday that defense officials would prefer to use volunteers "for smaller emergencies whenever and wherever possible." But, Brehm said, "there can be instances when we will need selected units of the guard and reserve quickly to protect the national interest." The new legislation is one more step in a growing Pentagon effort to mesh the more than 900,000 men in the Selected Reserve with the regular forces so they will be ready for early deployment and combat in a crisis. Behind that effort is a belief that a combat-ready reserve can substitute for maintaining big and costly regular forces. Since the peak of the Vietnam war, the regular forces have been cut to about 2,160,000 men, smallest since before the 1950 Korean War. Also, for the past four years, it has been stated defense pol icy that a swift military build up will be handled first by mobilizing reserve elements rather than through tht draft. Present plans contemplate making National Guard and reserve units integral parts o( regular Antiy divisions for the first time. Now save 20% on ail our women's uniforms. Sale °to!9 Sale. Save on men's no-iron work clothes. Sale 6°° I'-". 6.98. -Men's no-fron work pants Styled In polyester/cotton oxhide with soil release.' Cirifless. , 20 Sales Reg: 5.98. Matching work shirt wiffi soil release. No-iron polyester/cotton oxhide in assorted colors. .S.M.LJO, Sale 9,90 Reg. 11.98. 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