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OLDEST NEWSPAPER IN ALASKA—MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS VOL. LVIII No. 72NOME, ALASKA, MONDAY, JUNE 18, 1956 Per Copy—15* Pravda Complains About Bureaucratic Red Tape In Soviet State Machine LONDON, —Pravda today complained the Soviet state ma chine is still too “clumsy and ex pensive” and called for “an un relenting war” against bureau cratic red tape. The organ of the Soviet Com munist Party, in an editorial broadcast by Moscow radio, said the recent government decrees handing over fresh responsibilities to the local union republics is a “significant” step forward, but not enough. “Unfortunately,” Pravda said, “we still have with us leaders who * devote their main attention ... to the compiling of various circulars, reports, directives and resolutions. “Such bureaucratic red tape measures radically contradict the Leninist principles on how to or ganize the work of the adminis trative machine and an unrelent ing war must be waged against it.” — Level of Employment In Alaska Is Rising; Less Paid in Benefits The Employment Security Com mission reported today that the employment level is rising in Al aska and is higher now than it was last year at this time. This higher employment trend is reflected in the increase in pay roll taxes received by the ESC. Taxes received for the quarter ended March 31, 1956, amounted to $930,000, as Compared with $787,000 for the same period ot last year, an increase of 18 per cent. The better employment picture, coupled to the effects of the new ESC law, has reduced benefit pay ments. The first 11 months of the j current benefit year, ending June j 30th. has seen 35 percent less paid j out to unemployed people than I during the corresponding 11 j months of the previous benefit! year. Teen-Age Troupe Practices Nightly j For Will Rogers Jr. TV Show June 2*) The teen-agers who are to ip pear on the New York TV show June 2i ire practicing every night at the City Hail The dancers will dance Eskimo style and then jitterbug to Eskimo music This was a suggestion of Sammy Mogg and w under hi* direction A tape recording made by Sammy tn 1W3 » being toed Allan Attatayuk will put on a * five-minute show of ivory carv ing. He is preparing a set in se quence, showing each stage of carving The troupe hopes to attend a major league baseball game while tn New York A tour of the United Nations Building and the Statue of Liberty is planned also The committee u open to any suggestion as to what the kids thou Id see Don Alder of Pan American Airway* is planning publicity fur the troupe at every stop. Any persons planning a vacation are Conferees Agree To Include Alaska In Road Aid Bill WASHINGTON —House-Sen ate conferees on the Federal High way Aid Bill have agreed to a Senate amendment to include Al aska within the program. The acceptance was reported by Sen. Neuberger (D-Ore) and Dele gate Bartlett <D-Alaska). Neuberger said he was advised the conferences included Alaska on the basis proposed in an amendment which he sponsored in the Senate. Under this procedure, Alaska would receive $11,456,000 in fed eral money in the year beginning July 1, 1957. Based on estimated population increases, this would increase to $15,657,000 in 1969. Highway conferees are expected to meet again Wednesday to clean up remaining conflicts. Unless they reverse their present stand on Alaska, and if the report is accepted /by the House and Senate, it would mean the beginning of a solid long-range highway program for the territory. Alaska now receives its high way money in direct appropria tions from Congress. Under this system, the amounts have fluctu ated from as much as $27 mil lion in 1951 to as little as $4 mil lion in 1947. William Holden Unable To Get Soviet Visa BERGEN, Norway, Holly wood star William Holden says he hasn’t been able to get a visa to visit the Soviet Union, The actor, winding up a vaca tion tour in Europe, said he was promised the visa “in February, but it did not appear. Then I was referred to Stockholm, but I didn't get it there, eithtr," Holden came to Norway instead, U> fish for salmon and to look around. So far the only salmon he*s seen has been kippered. invited to join the troupe on their trip in the hope this will make tor more publicity for Nome. The troupe will take many sou venirs of Alaska with them to display on the show. Items such as mukluks. jade and ivory carv ings and jewelry are desired for the display. •Mrs Virginia Brown has invited Sgt Richard August to bring the troupe to the Theater Tuesday evening to see "The Will Rogers Story " The lead is played by Will Rogers Jr , who is master of cere monies on the "Good Morning 51ww" on which they youngsters from Nome will appear The committee said donation* for the TV trip .ire ctmu. i m vary slowly Anyone wishing to donate may give the contribution to Sgt August or leave it at the Polite Station. A financial statement of complete funds will he published ; in Wednesday's edition of the t Nugget. Manson-Osberg To Build “White Alice’ Kotzebue Facilities ANCHORAGE—'Manson-Osberg Co., Seattle, has been awarded a defense contract totaling $1,706, 500 for the construction of White Alice facilities for the Air Force at Kotzebue and Fort Yukon, it has been announced by the Alaska District Corps of Engineers. The work at both sites is simi lar and involves the construction of foundations and erection of towers, construction of equipment buildings, drilling water wells and construction of pumphouses, in stallation of water and sewer lines and grading and building access roads. The Kotzebue station must be completed by Jan. 12, 1957; the Fort Yukon project by June 1957. The White Alice projects are part of the microwave communi cation system being constructed for the Air Force to support the DEW Line. Nixon, and Dulles Confer in Hospital With Eisenhower No Discussion of Presidential Race WASHINGTON OP—’Vice Presi dent Nixon conferred with Presi dent Eisenhower at Walter Reed Hospital today but reported there was absolutely no discussion of whether Eisenhower intends to remain in the presidential race. Nixon told a news conference after the visit that Eisenhower will “speak for himself” in an swer to the big question when he feels the time is right. Secretary of State Dulles also visited Eisenhower. The vice president saw Eisen hower first, spending about 15 minutes with him. Then they were joined by Dulles for about five minutes for a discussion, but it had no relation to politics. After the joint conference, Dul les was alone with Eisenhower for about 10 minutes on v/hat White House Press Secretary Hagerty described as “State Department mailers." The President’s doctors issued a morning medical bulletin before he received Nixon and Dulles It said he now weights 162 pounds— seven pound* less than when he wa« admitted to the hoe pita l June g lor an emergency operation. The bulletin also said he nad **a good night s rest” with almost hours of continuous sleep, continues to progress satisfactorily and “is ui good spirits.” Eisenhower remained in bed while talking with Nixon and Dulles. Shortly before they ar rived. he had taken walking ex- j erctses in the room After the conference with Nix on and Dulles, the President spent 20 minutes handling a variety of government business with Ms chtet side. Sherman Adams, and other White House staffer* Marking another milestone in the PiesaJtrfit’s recovery, his doc tors removed the skin stitches from his utcisson today 12-Year-0 Id Boy Held for Savage Attack and Strangulation of Girl, 1 -' Forest Fire Traps 19 British Soldiers Hunting Rebels NICOSIA, Cyprus, WV—Nineteen British soldiers, engaged in a man hunt for Greek Cypriot rebels chiefs in the Troodos Mountains, were trapped by a forest fire yes terday and lost their lives, British authorities announced today. Eighteen others were injured, some of them seriously, when a sudden shift of wind blew the fire at high speed toward the troops. Many young servicemen were injured when the blaze caught their vehicles and the fuel tank blew up. About 2,000 British troops had been engaged in an extensive op eration in the area for several days, seeking to close in on George Grivas, the former Greek army colonel the British say leads the terrorist rebel organization Eoka under the name of “Dighenis." The British believed they were about to close the net on Grivas and 10 other Eoka leaders who want union with Greece when a forest fire broke out. The rebel campaign resulted in the first death of an American Saturday'night. U.S. Vice Consul William P. Boteler, 26, of Wash ington, D.C., was killed by two bombs tossed into a restaurant in Nicosia. Alaska Gets $15,000 for Wildlife Reservations WASHINGTON. <*—'The Inter ior Department announced today the allotment of $2,693,493 to the 48 states, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands for wildlife reservations. Alaska got $15,000. Secretary Seaton explained i,he distribution involves one-fifth of an accumulated appropriations backlog totaling $13,467,468. The backlog was built up from 1939 to 1946, when Congress did not appropriate yearly the full receipts from the 11 percent ex cise tax on sporting arms and am munition, as authorized the Pitt man -Robei Ison Act. World War II took place during this period. \ Ford Foundation Sending Checks for $26 .Million To 959 Hospitals NEW YORK. The Ford Foundation says checks totaling $26,080,200 are being mailed this week to 959 hospitals in the Unit ed States, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The payments are part of $200 million m hospital grants ap proved by the foundations trus tees last December Piymenii totaling $68 million dollars were man* to 2,000 hospitals m April and May The foundation said yesterday it hopes all eligible hospitals will have received one half of their grants by July 31 The remaining half will be paid in March 1867, ► SEATTLE, tiP—A 12-yea r-old boy, plucked by police from a pic nic excursion bus, calmly con fessed to police last night the strangulation slaying of 4Vz-year old Kathryn Ruoff, the daughter of State Rep. Richard Ruoff. The little girl’s violated body, a green and white playsuit stuffed in the mouth, had been found only a few hours earlier under the floorboards of an old, unused gar age near her home. She had been missing since Saturday. Ray John Barker, one of sever al youngsters who used the garage as a clubhouse, was taken into custody by police as the excursion bus arrived back in town. The boy was taken to police headquarters where at first he stolidly refused to answer ques tions put to him by Detective Her bert Swindler. Then, pointblank, Swindler asked: “You killed her, didn’t you." After a short pause, Swindler said the boy replied with no show of emotion: “Yes.” Swindler quoted the boy as say ing in a signed confession that he met the little girl at a street cor ner near her home Saturday and followed her when she turned into an alley and went into the aban doned gagare. Young Barker, who lives with his mother, Mrs. Carmi Meske, a few blocks from the Ruoff home, told Swindler: “I choked the little girl. I don’t know why I did it.” He admitted abusing the girl sexually. He was held without charge. The youth was one of a number of boys his own age who used the garage as a clubhouse. When the police discovered that fact, they painstakingly started a thorough check on all the boys who were known members of the club. Tonsina Arrives With 3.000 Tons Cargo For Nome C7 The M S. Tonsma arrived Nome yesterday afternoon with approxi mately 3,000 tons of freight for Nome including two new barges and tanks for Lomen Commercial Co. and also 38 can and trucks. Some of the Nome freight was contained in 321 onto*. The barges were set on duds on the after deck of the vessel and after cargo and ballast was shifted to make it tilt, Lomen tugs pulled the barges Into the water. Unfortunately this unload ing operation wm done «o the side away from the beach so that townspeople could not sec it from shore The Tonsina will be discharging here for about a week, then rt will proceed to St, Michael, due there about June 25 Then it will go to UnaiakV-et on June 2S and to Tai ter about July 2nd It will pro [ coed from Tetter to Bristol Ba> to load the salmon pack from mat I area.