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_.... ...I tlw <94%m of, Mmkah &Ht&t ffl/idotic <$&land VOL. 20, NO. 36 KODIAK, ALASKA. SEPTEMBER 24, 1960. PRICE TEN CENTS Along The Waterfront The small boat harbor for the past few weeks has resembled the famed Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, with its gleaming and not-so-gleaming boats nestled with in its protective confines. Among the boats of the fishing fleet is the Leading Lady. Nearby is the Commander and the Five Brothers with the Loretta O in between. Not too far away is the Left Cape and the Michelle M and the Hazel. The Stork looks poised for flight, with the Sherry along side at one end of the outer float, and a couple of KFC tenders, their red masts high in the air, are tied up at the other end. Then there is the Kingfish, the Cindy, the West ern, and the Sea Duce. There are many more at the middle floats, most of them having been berthed there for some time. The many pleasure boats, cabin jobs, cruisers and runabouts all add up to a pretty picture, especial ly as this is written in the quiet hours of early morning as Kodiak sleeps. Quiet waters, mirror smooth, reflect the hills of Near Island and the boats—for here is quiet repose undisturbed save for the seagulls winging their way as if guardians of this very fleet. How easy it is as you look out and see the Fancy Free, with gleaming white hull and mahogany superstructure, to conjure up a' trip aboard in the same spirit as its name. How easy it is to forget that all waters are not so smooth as we see these now. In fact, before we get carried away, we’ll concentrate on how rough they can get. Blasting Permit Given Builder A property owner was given permission to blast in order to build a basement for his new home. Council granted permission to blast a rock from the site of Fred Copsey’s home now under con struction. Ordinance 95, section 2 states that no blasting can be done inside the City limits without per misson of the Council. Mr. Sautner, the contractor stated he had at tempted to secure insurance cover ing damage to adjoining property, but was unable to do so. The builder, according to a mo tion offered by Councilman John Patterson, must deposit $500 with the City Clerk-Treasurer, which amount will be returned to him in ten days after blasting if no pro testations of damage are offered. This motion passed. Dr., Mrs. Johnson Leave For Hawaii Dr. and Mrs. A. Holmes John son left today (Frday) for Seattle and Hawaii. They will embark for Hawaii Monday by jet from Seat tle. Dr. Johnson will attend the Pan Pacific Surgical Association Congress, which will be held in Honolulu for 10 days beginning Tuesday of next week. The Johnsons expect to remain in Hawaii indefinitely. Dr. John son plans to make a study of the 50th State’s transition from a ter ritory. He is a candidate here for a seat in the Alaska Senate, and is interested in the problems fac ed by the new state. Bar Closing Hours Remain The Same Closing hours for bars in the City remain the same following action of the City Council which voted on a proposed amendment extending the hours in which they would remain open. The amendment calls for the following closing hours: 3 a.m. to 8 a.m. weekdays; 4 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays; and from 4 a.m. to 8 p.m. on holidays. The present hours are: 2 a.m. to 8 a m. on weekdays; 2 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays; and 2 a.m. to 8 p.m. on holidays. The latter hours would be the same as weekdays. The amendment was defeated by a 3-2 vote, one member absent. Councilman John Patterson, and Bill Worth voted favoring the amendment and Nick Frost, Irv ing Gilbraith and De Witt Fields voted against it. Sand Point Pair Wins Scholarships A brother and sister from Sand Point, Alaska, has been awarded the National Bank of Alaska Scholarship by the Sheldon Jack son High School. The two children are Jack and Patricia May Gronholdt, son and daughter of Peter and Clara Gron holdt. who qualified for the honor. Three children from this family have enrolled at Sheldon Jackson High School this year. Enrollment at Sheldon Jackson is at a high of 133 with about 105 enrolled in college classes to date. Survey Approved A resurvey of a small portion of land purchased by Rasmus Urdahl from Mrs. Nachtweih was approved by the City Council Thursday. The land adjoined Urdahl’s property. Pay Raise For Council Members Voted Members of the City Council raised their pay to $30 a month and the salary of the Mayor to $50. Councilman Patterson stated in making the motion that he was on the way out but felt in all fairness to future council mem bers the amount received should be raised. It was brought out in the discussion that even this amount in no way compensates for the time spent on City bus iness. However, in voting themselves the increase, the present council men will not receive any increase as the raise applies only to incom ing councilmen. The present scale is $10 a month for councilmen and $25 for the mayor. Labor Favors State Democrats SITKA (jfl—The State Federation of Labor, not unexpectedly, en dorsed the Democratic State candi dates for national offices whose names will appear on the Novem ber 8 general election ballot. The 14th biennial convention ap proved quickly and unanimously the recommendations of the legis lative and resolutions committee. The four day convention wound up Thursday night with the biennial banquet and election of officers. Among the resolutions adopted: Urging the sponsoring of legisla tion by the State Legislature and Congress prohibiting the importa tion of workers who are not resi dent citizens of the U. S.; State legislation requiring all employers transporting workers to jobs be re quired to return them, except that workers who voluntarily quit for feit the right; legislation to bring all persons hired by the State un der Employment Security cover age; legislation to establish a sep arate civil service commission, separate and apart from any de partment, to handle the affairs of State employees. One resolution asking that Jun eau be designated the 1962 con vention city was sent back to com mittee after the International Typographical Union protested that a printers’ strike is in prog ress there. Council Votes Out 10 Mile Limit From Sales Tax Two sections of the sales tax ordinance were deleted by the City Council at its meeting Thurs day. The sectons refered specifical ly to the ten mill limit clause in the ordinance. Sec. 1, para, a,4, which states that sales made to a customer for a distance greater than 10 miles from Kodiak shall not be taxed. The other clause, Sec. 2, para, a, 5, deals with subscriptions to newspapers. By deletion of the first section, the ordinance does not define a fixed boundary; sales made out side the limits of the City are not subject to the tax. Opnion was expressed that defining the boun daries, which is difficult to do, in no way assists in solving this knotty problem. Wilton White, who was present at the meeting, stated imposing the tax in these instances worked a hardship on the merchants, who in many cases had to absorb the tax in order to make the sale. The second section was in operative as there is no tax on out of town subscriptions. 29 Die In Crash NAHA, Okinawa (/P) — A four engine U. S. Marine transport plane carrying 29 persons crashed into the sea 180 miles southeast of Okinawa. U. S. destroyer which reach ed the site, said they found no survivors. The carrier Oriskany re ported there were “a lot of bodies in life jackets.” 13 Initiates In Elks Class Thirteen candidates will be in itiated into the Elks this evening (Friday) at a lodge session follow ing the serving of a steak dinner. One other joins the lodge by trans fer from another lodge. Steak dinners will be served to members from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. The lodge session will begin at 8:30 p.m. Will NotAnnex Nearby Islands Holiday, Crooked and Popoff Islands will be excluded from the boundaries of the City, according to a resolution passed by the City Council Thursday. The three islands were to be annexed to the city under an ordinance originally including them as well as *Near Island. Pro tests were made by owners and leasees of the islands in question. Because of the action, the is lands property will not be subject to tax, nor will the City be re quired to furnish utilities to them. Subs Sighted WASHINGTON (/P) — A Navy spokesman reported the sighting of one or probably two submarines operating near a Russian tanker and tug 400 miles east of Cape Grace, Newfoundland. The sightings, which the Navy spokesman said were “positive,” were made by a patrol plane flying in the Grand Banks area in the Northwest Atlantic Tuesday and Wednesday. The submarines sub merged quickly. METCALFE UNDER FIRE JUNEAU W — Gov. Egan ex pressed confidence in State civil defense director Vernon Metcalfe, who is under fire as a result of resignations of four attack warn ing controllers in Anchorage. The volunteer civil defense workers complained that Metcalfe failed to establish contact with them, and also that the last state wide CD exercises were a “farce.” TWO COURT CASES A 30-day sentence and $100 fine which was also suspended was meted out to Luba Agnot, who ap peared before the Deputy Magis trate on a drunk charge. Gust Agnick, who also appeared on a similar charge, was sentenced to 30 days, which sentence was also suspended. Eisenhower Hurls Challenge To Russ UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (A1)— President Eisenhower flung a for midable challenge to Soviet Pre mier Nikita Khrushchev to work primarily through the United Na tions in attacking the world’s most dangerous problems and thus “build structure of a true world community.” Eisenhower dared the USSR to join immediate resump tion of disarmament talks, with the aim of scrapping all nuclear wea pons while the UN makes sure that outer space is not to be used for war. Representatives of 96 member nations in the historic general as sembly session listened soberly to the President, in a firm, confident voice, pronounce the United States’ intentions. Khrushchev sat intent through out the speech, but later brushed off a request for comment of speech by saying “I’m going to lunch.” Historical Signs Will Be Replaced By Chamber The signs designating the historical sites and places of in terest throughout the City will be repainted and in some cases replaced with new ones, Art Brooks, chairman of the Tourist committee, reported at the Cham ber of Commerce meeting held Thursday noon at the Island Foun tain. He also stated he had heard unofficially that the Alaska State Insurance Association will hold their 1961 convention here. The Chamber had voted to assist in finding housing for the group. Brooks also reported on the Base-Town meeting held recently. Figures on the cost of swimming pool construction are being obtain ed, it was reported by A1 Hoch berger. The Chamber is making a study of the projeot for Kodiak. Dr. A. Holmes Johnson in his report on schools before the group, stated that the present facilities of the Kodiak school system are be ing taxed despite the new addi tion constructed this year. He stat ed it may be neccessary to use the downtown building if there is any additional enrollment. Chamber members voted to advertise in a forthcoming edition of the Alaska Sportsman. Cost of the ad will be defrayed by solicit ing merchants. A financial report was given by the secretary. Seven Candidates File For City Council Seven candidates for City Coun cil have filed to date Jesse L. Tucker, Gerald W. Redick and John W. (Blackie) Patterson have each filed for one year terms. Two others, William B. Criss and Wilton T. White are seeking a seat for a three year term. Patterson is the only encumbant seeking re-election. He operates Patterson’s Servce Staton, and has served for the past three years. Tucker is manager of the Town Club, and Redick is a partner of the B and J Auto Sales. Bill Criss, a resident for many years, is a partner in the firm of Island Electronics. Wilton White, a former councilman’s the manag er of the Kodiak Motors. The other two who filed late Thursday are now on the Council. They are I. 0. Gilbreath and De Witt Fields. The former is employ ed at D. and A., and the later is a local rancher.