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VOL. LVm No. 71NOME, ALASKA. FRIDAY. JUNE 15. 1956_ Per Copy—15p
AFRS Station
Here Changes to
New Frequency
New Setting at 590 Kc.
Nearer to Civil Defense
Frequency of 640
Alaskan Network headquarters
of the Armed Forces Radio and
Television Service has announced
a change in frequency for its af
filiate station at Nome.
The change is from the old fre
quency of 1400 kilocycles to the
new frequency of 590 kilocycles.
This change was deemed to be
in the public interest in order to
maintain a closer relationship be
tween the operating frequency of
Nome AFRS and the CONELRAD
(Civil Defense) frequency of 640
kilocycles. Nome AFRS is the offi
cial Civil Defense radio station
for the Nome area, as authorized
by the Federal Communications
Commission in Washington D.C.
Because of the major technical
changes necessary, and to allow
service to continue as nearly un
interrupted as possible, Nome
AFRS will operate at feduced
power for an indefinite period.
While these changes are being
made in the main transmitter, the
regular program schedule of
Nome AFRS will be carried over
the station’s standby transmitter
of 250 watts.
In addition, certain changes will
be required in the station’s an
tenna system. Until these changes
have been completed, reception
may not be as good as in the past.
Because of the importance of
APRS, Nome, the chief engineer
of the Alaskan Network arrived
in Nome Tuesday to assist in
making the necessary changes,
and will remain until the conver
sion is complete.
A/1C Louis H. Green, station
manager of Nome AFRS, in a per
sonal interview with the Nugget,
said he wishes to thank the ;<eople
of Nome for furnishing station
personnel with reception reports
during this period of change.
Girl Scouts Prepare
Dexter Camp, Hold
Bake Sale Tomorrow
Nome Girl Scouts went out to
Dexter Thursday to prepare the
camp for the July encampment.
Six girls went out with Mrs
Judy Morris, Girl Scout leader,
and started painting the cook
house They will complete the job
today. The girls are Clarice Har
dy, Mary Jean Loogley, Mary
Andersen, Edna Johnson, Maggie
Paneok, and Bunny Nershak.
The Girl Scouts are holding
their annual bake sale tomorrow,
Saturday, at the N. C. Store, to!
help finance the encampment. The
sale starts at 10 *-*«.
Ship for Mona Lisa
Project Stops at Nome;
City Gets Compliment
The large ship which was' in
the Nome roadstead yesterday
was the USNS Kossatot, attached
to the Mona Lisa project.
The vessel brought Lt. Com
mander James, who came ashore
to transact business and collect
mail. Cmdr. James was stationed
here for a short time several years
The captain of the Kossatot and
three ship officers also came
ashore and after a short visit paid
Nome quite a compliment in say
ing that of all the Alaska cities
they had visited Nome is the
The vessel departed for the
north yesterday afternoon but is
expected to return June 28th and
allow the ship’s crew liberty here.
Plans for a new National Guard
armory for Nome were revealed
at the Chamber luncheon last
Tuesday at the Polaris Grill.
Maj. F. Siegwart, commander
of the 1st Scout Battalion, dis
closed that tentative plans call
for a building costing at least
$600,000, to be provided in the
1958 fiscal appropriations. It is
understood that the city is at
present negotiating with the N. C.
Co. for the old Polet Store block. I
Eighteen members were pres
ent for the luncheon, including
two new members, Jack Whaley
and Mary Diede.
Boyd Harwood and Jack Wha
ley told of their part in giving
testimony before the CAB Intra
Alaska hearings at Anchorage last
Keel China Releases
Two U.S. Priests
HONGKONG, UPC-Peiping ra
dio announced tonight that two
Roman Catholic missionaries from
California, Father John William
Clifford and Thomas Leonard
Phillips, were released today, af
ter three years in prison.
A U.S. consular official said it
might be several days or even a
week before they reach this Brit
ish colony.
The two priests will be the first
American prisoners freed by the
Reds in six months. Word of their
impending release raised hopes
that the Reds soon would free 11
other imprisoned Americans in a
move to pump new life into the
long-deadlocked U.S.-Chinese ne
gotiations at Geneva.
The two priests were arrested
in Shanghai three years ago to
day. They were accused of espio
nage and revolutionary activities
against the state but were not
sentenced—to three-year terms—
until last November
Steel Workers
Reject Wage Offer
By Big 3 Firms
NEW YORK, The United
Steel Workers today rejected “as
entirely inadequate” wage and
contract proposals made by the
big three steel firms.
David J. McDonald, union pres
ident, told newsmen:
“No mathematical juggling can
obscure that the steelworkers are
being offered an increase in take
home pay this year of five cents
an hour.”
McDonald described the indus
try offer as “too little, too late and
too long.”
The big three firms are U.S.
Steel, Bethlehem, and Republic.
The rejection raised the possi
bility of a strike in the 650,000
man industry, unless the man
agement-union differences can be
reconciled before June 30, when
present contracts expire.
After a year of record profits
and productivity, the industry has
offered the steelworkers a wage
increase for this year of six cents
an hour, McDonald said.
Italian Coed Is
TV Hit as Expert
On U. S. History
MILAN, Italy, (if)—An attrac
tive Italian coed charmed a tele
vision quiz audience last night by
rattling off details of American
history like a Congressman on the
Fourth of July.
Dark-haired 23-year-old Gio
j vanna Ferrara, a chemistry stu
dent at the University of Pavia,
appeared cn the weekly show
“Elascia o Jaddoppia” (Double or
Nothing). '
Answering questions on U. S.
history from 1763 through 1933,
she won thunderous applause by:
Naming details and the date of
the purchase of Alaska.
Listening to the song that goes,
“Glory, glory Hallelujah,” identi
fying its subject as John Brown
and correctly giving the date of
his hanging as Dec. 2, 1859.
Identifying the Declaration of
Independence by its first sentence.
Naming the Battle of Lexington
after being shown the photograph
of a plaque bearing the words
"Line of the Minute Men—April
19, 1775 . .
She also identified Davy Crock
ett by listening to the phonograph
record, and spotted the Monroe
Doctrine after hearing one of its
Miss Ferrara won 180,000 lire
($250* and will try for more next
week. She explained that she’s
been fascinated with the United
i States ever since reading a U S.
history years ago. She’s never
1 been in America.
City Cleaning Up East End Beach,
Will Study Inter-Related Utilities
N.Y. Subways
Rolling Again
After 9-Hr. Strike
NEW YORK, UP)—Subways were
rolling as usual today, bringing
back to work the hundreds of
thousands who spent sweltering,
hectic hours getting home by
makeshift means last night during
a subway motormen’s strike.
The vast subway system was
all but paralyzed during the nine
hour walkout, unprecedented in
the history of New York City’s
' With the return to work, the
city Transit Authority announced
that 27 motormen, including 25
officials of their union, the Motor
men’s Benevolent Assn., had been
suspended for their part in the
Transit Authority officials said
there may eventually be as many
as 150 suspensions and that pen
alties for some of the strikers may
be severe—possibly dismissal. 4
The strike hit the world’s larg
est passenger - carrying railroad
with startling suddenness on a
day of record heat—96.1 degrees.
The strike began at 1 p.m.,
when three members of the union
were suspended for refusing to
take supervisory personnel on a
BMT run.
It gradually spread to all three
subway lines, and built to a cre
j scendo of confusion and conges
| tion during the rush to get home.
Canadian Gov t Wasted
$1,000,000 in Getting
100% Safe Salk Vaccine
$1,000,000 was “thrown down the
drain” because the Canadian gov
ernment wants Salk anti-polio
vaccine to be 100 percent safe,
says Alex C. Solomon of Montreal.
Solomon, national executive di
rector of the Canadian Foundation
for Poliomyelitis, said in an inter
view Wednesday.
“Because of the very strict test
ing and re-testing we in Canada
have instituted, almost 40 percent
of the vaccine planned for use
this year was thrown down the
drain—disposed of as unusable.
“Were it on a commercial basis
it would have been passed out.
But not under our setup.”
Solomon said the rigid stand
ards resulted in delays m the
inoculation program across the
country. “The vaccine was not
that bad. But in Canada we will
not take anything that is not up
to our specific standards. Govern
ment policy is to use nothing that
us not 100 percent.”
At City Council meeting Mon
day evening the city fathers voted
to clean up the beach east of the
seawall and to drain the lake at
King Island Village and also to
clean up that area. They also
decided to invoke the ordinances
prohibiting dumping of garbage
except at designated places.
A letter from Hardstead and
Associates, who will install the
City Light’s new 600 kw diesel
power unit, suggested the * city
investigate the possibility of in
stalling an inter-related power
plant, public water system and
sewage facility.
A letter from Wm. H. Olson,
ANS area director, reminded, the
city that a $35,000 federal grant
made in 1951 must be used by
December this year. The money
must be used only on the present
school building and will be spent
on the construction of two class
rooms for the high school on the
north side of the old building.
CAA made a request that the
road to Nome Field, skirting the
cemetery, be moved down toward
the river bank, to facilitate snow
removal in the winter. CAA asked
use of city equipment to help in
moving the road.
The Air Force was granted the
use of the city oil sprinker, for
which they agreed to oil the >
streets in town, supplying con
demned Air Force oil.
The Fire Dept, reported two
fires in May. The Police Dept,
reported 88 arrests made with
$1,169 collected in fines.
The Fire Dept, suggested the
city enact an ordinance requiring
that all oil and gas storage tanks
be placed underground as a fire
prevention measure.
A letter from Calvin Poole, dir
(Continued on Page Two)
States Swelter in
First Heat Wave
Br tub Amotiatkd P»im
Relief from the summer’s first
heat wave was moving into tiro
Great Lakes area and the upper
Mississippi River valley today but
the rest of the eastern half of the
country continued to swelter.
Heat records were set in many
eastern areas yesterday. Records
for the date included New York’s
96 1, Newark with 99, and Colum
bus, 92
Other high readings yesterday
included El Paso and Phoenix,
101, San Antonio 100, Philadel
phia 95, Washington 93, Detroit
94, Chicago and Minneapolis 90.
The bodies of four fishermen
who apparently were drowning
victims by a heavy thunderstorm
in the Rhinelander, Wis., area on
' Wednesday were recovered.
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