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OLDEST NEWSPAPER IN ALASKA—MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS _° ____ «r _ . . - - " - - " — ' VOL. LXI No. 32 NOME, ALASKA, MONDAY, MARCH 16, 1959 _Per Copy—15a - Eighth Week Sees Debate On State’s 26V2 Million Bill JUNEAU, — With legisla tive action completed on several major items, Alaska’s Legislature will open their eighth week of de liberation today still facing debate on the state’s 26V£ million dollar budget. The foundation for the state’s operations was cemented Satur day when the House passed the Senate - amended reorganization bill and sent it to acting Governor Wade. The Senate changed the bill to provide for a separate de partment of Commerce, thus giv ing the new government 12 agen cies rather than the 11 recom mended by the House. Earlier the House "had indicated it was against any change in the measure, however, when it came to a vote members concurred by a 31-8 margin. Wade will have six months to reorganize the government and when the job is finished the Gov ernor’s position will be one of the strongest in the nation. Whittling away at the bills still before it, the Senate Saturday passed and sent to the House a new electric and telephone coop erative act. The measure would exempt utilities from the provi sions of standard local and state levies and would base, a new state tax on their gross business. Meanwhile, protests continued to mount in regard to the closure of the Bristol Bay fishing area. Sen. Jack Weise, Bethel Re publican, sent a telegram to In terior Secretary Fred A. Seaton, who ordered the closure, asking the Bristol Bay region be de clared a disaster area. Weise sug gested an immediate program of public works be instituted to re lieve the economic distress he said the closure would cause. Another telegraphic protest was dispatched to Seaton by Denton Moore, manager of the Bristol Bay Fish Producers Association. Moore, a lobbyist representing the 2,000 fishermen on the bay, asked the secretary to amend his closure order to restrict all but resident fishermen. *59ers Reach Dawson Creek DAWSON CREEK, B. C., UR — The Michigan ’59ers, their cars spattered with mud after a 370 mile drive from Edmonton, ar rived in this northeastern British Columbia city last night. The group of 37 were to strike out today on the 1,500-mile Alas ka Highway to Anchorage. They plan to homestead on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. Their arrival in this city, Mile Zero on the Alaska Highway, was quiet and few spectators watched as they filed down Main Street in their' late-model cars. Most of the cars are being delivered to a rental agency in-Anchorage. The caravan arrived in Edmon ton Saturday night with little fan fare. They had reached the Al berta-Montana border Friday night after leaving Detroit March 5. They received rousing welcomes in Lethbridge and Calgary. “In Lethbridge, they gave the town to us — dances, movies, din ner, groceries — and even took us to their homes,” said Mrs. Bertha Donaldson. Interviewed in Edmonton, most said they were heading for the new state to get away from city life. Dr. Roland Lombard Edges Out All Entries In Fairbanks Dog Team Race Dr. Roland Lombard of Massa chusetts placed first all three days in the North America Grand Championship Dog Race held in Fairbanks, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Dr. Lombard was second place winner last year. He is a veterin arian. He competed also in An chorage recently. Last year he placed first in the second and third heats, but was beaten out by Alfred Wells in elapsed time. Twenty-six teams were in the race, it is reported, with a $7,000 purse, and trophies and other prizes contributed by business houses in Fairbanks. Isaac Okpealik, who entered from Teller and Nome, did not place. Ann Leikoff was crowned queen of the Carnival, with Nancy Greg ory lopping the sel’ir.g of tick-aie. A Mr. White of Fairbanks was announced the lucky person +c fly over the Pole with Pan Amer ican Aii ways. Savage Storms Feature Winter’s Swan Song In U.S. (By The Associated Press) A savage winter curtain call of fierce wind, snow and rcyn storms howled across the Midwest during the weekend and swept eastward ith uncTiminished fu»y. - At least nine deaths were blamed on the whiplash storms. Fire deaths, always a major winter hazard, numbered more than 30. The late winter storms left thousands of persons stranded for hours. Included were nearly 350 passengers on four Chicago and Northwestern Railroad trains which got stuck in 12-foot snow drifts in Wisconsin. All of the trains had sufficient fuel to heat the cars and all passengers had food during their enforced lay overs, ranging up to 12 hours. Striking as spring stood waiting in the wings for its seasonal debut on Saturday, the storms brewed tornadoes which killed three per sons in Arkansas. Elsewhere, the rigors of snow shoveling claimed two lives in Iowa. A pulp cutter died of ex posure in his cabin in northwest Michigan. In Cleveland Heights, Ohio, a man was killed when blown off a second-story porch Sunday during a windstorm which carried gusts up to 82 m.p.h. More than a score of persons suffered injuries in the storms. Property damage was heavy. Hawaii Governor Will Resign Before Running For Elected Office HONOLULU, UP) — Hawaii’s Governor William F. Quinn said today he would resign before run ning for an elective office in the new state. But he was silent on whether he would seek to be the first elected governor or a senator. Quinn, 39, one of the Repub lican Party’s most potent poli ticians in Hawaii, had announced last month he would run for gov ernor. , The machinery making Hawaii a state includes primary and general elections and probably will not be completed until some time between mid-July and late August. Military Muscle Assured For Stand In Berlin Crisis WASHINGTON, UP) — Two top generals have assured Congress the United States has the military muscle to handle any develop ments in the Berlin crisis. They advised against giving an inch. The assurances came from Gen. Maxwell Taylor, Army Chief of Staff, and Gen. Thomas White, Air Force Chief of Staff, in closed-door sessions of the Sen ate Preparedness Subcommittee. Senate Democratic leader Lyn don Johnson said after the hearings that the generals had indicated the United States has adequate plans and strength to support and execute the nation’s foreign pol icy. Johnson made it clear he was speaking of the present. White told the senators he feels U. S. military forces in Europe are adequate to deal with the Ber lin crisis. He said the sending of new military units to Europe now would have no influence to speak of on the outcome of the Berlin situation “because the 7th Army is one of the best trained and best equipped units in the world.” The general said nothing drastic can be done now to strengthen the Air Force’s hand in the situa tion, adding that in general it is to all intents mobilized to within a matter of hours. Taylor told the subcommittee the country should go to war if necessary,for Berlin. But he added; he believes “that if we are ready if necessary to go all the way it probably will not be necessary.” One Veteran of Civil War Remains, After Death of 112-Year-Old Confederate KINGSPORT, Tenn., UP) — The roll of Civil War veterans was cut in half today with the death of 112-year-old John Sailing, a Con federate soldier from nearby Slant, Va. Stricken by pneumonia last week, doctors said Sailing was too old to fight off his last illness. Sailing’s death leaves only one other known survivor of the war which disrupted the nation al most a century ago. He is Walter Williams of Houston, Tex., also a Confederate veteran now past 116 years of age. The Virginian retained his men tal faculties until his last illness and enjoyed talking about his boyhood experiences. He was only 16 when he enlisted in the Vir ginia forces opposing the Yank ees. Scores of descendants survive the old soldier, whose wife died nearly 20 years ago. Irish President Will Spend St. Patrick’s Day with Ike NEW YORK, m — Sean T. O’Kelly, President of Ireland, ar rived by plane today for an offi cial visit at the invitation of Pres ident Eisenhower. The 76-year-old Kelly, first Irish President to make an offi cial trip to this country, was ac companied by his wife. O’Kelly and his party will re main in New York overnight, and then spend St. Patrick’s Day as the guest of Eisenhower in Wash ington. WEATHER FORECAST Continued fair and cold. Low tonight -25; high tomorrow 0. Sunrise at 6:17 a.m., sunset at 6:06 pjn. Eisenhower Will Address Nation Tonight; To Show Soviet Bad Faith WASHINGTON, (& — President Eisenhower dropped practically all other business today to give full attention to preparing his ad dress to the nation on the Berlin crisis. Eisenhower discussed the na ture of the talk with Secretary of State Dulles last Friday at Walter Reed Army Hospital, where the Secretary is undergoing treatment for a recurrence of cancer. His half-hour address from the White House will be carried by all the major radio and televisioh net works, starting at 6:30 p.m. PST. Advancer indications were that^ Eisenhower would detail his charges that the Soviets, in seek ing to force Allied military forces out of the onetime German cap itol, are trying to break solemn agreements entered into during and after World War II, concern ing the four-power status of the city. He may emphasize this by show ing his television audience some of the documents setting forth the occupation agreements. He also was expected to reiter ate this nation’s intention to stand firm in Berlin, and to emphasize the senselessness of atomic war. Eisenhower will begin talks Thursday with British Prime Min ister Harold MacMillan in a fur ther effort to agree on a common stand among the Allies. MacMillan is reported as likely to urge agreement on a summit conference with Soviet Premier Khrushchev to follow up a meet ing of the Big Four foreign min isters which has been suggested for May. Chairman J. William Fulbright (D-Ark) of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said in a week-end TV-radio program that the United States should be will ing to take Berlin and other prob lems to a summit conference. “We have to accept the fact that in the Soviet Union there isn’t any second most important man,” Fulbright said. “It’s just the most important man. To them, a foreign ministers’ conference is rather a waste of time because Khrushchev speaks for all of them.” Nasser Accuses Iraq of Syria Border Violations By WILTON WYNN DAMASCUS, Syria, UP)—A new Syrian charge of Iraqi border vio lation added more fuel today to the burning feud between President Nasser of the United Arab Re public and Iraqi Premier Kassem. In the third such accusation in a week, a spokesman for the United Arab Republic’s 1st Army claimed that 30 Iraquis thrust across Syria’s frontier Sunday and attacked two Syrian guards, wounding one. Nasser predicted uprisings against the Irjiqi premier would continue “as long as dictatorship and the heresy of Communism continues” in Iraq. In Baghdad, leftists called on Kassem to arm the people and purge the army and government of traitors. The idea obviously was to get rid of army officers and others sympathetic to Nasser’s aim of Arab unity. Some 50,000 students and work ers paraded through the heart of Cairo Sunday in a demonstration against Kassem and Iraqi Com munists. The demonstrators, led by Cairo University students, de nounfced Kassem’s regime and pledged support for Nasser’s cam paign against Reds in the Middle East. Duncan Hines, Authority On Good Eating, Dies at 73 BOWLING GREEN, Ky., OP) — Duncan Hines, 78, who made a business of advising people where to eat, died of lung cancer at his home here Sunday. Hines published guide books which contain recommendations of restaurants, hotels and motels and vacation .areas. The Duncan Hines Institute, which publishes the guidebooks and two cookbooks at Ithaca, N. Y., said Hines traveled more than two million miles in his in ! spections of food and lodgings. The Hines home contains one of the largest cookbook collections I in the nation. ‘Soviets Not Indifferent’ To Nasser Threats to Iraq, Warns Khrushchev MOSCOW, ‘JP>—Premier Khrush chev accused President Nasser of the United Arab Republic today of stirring up trouble in Iraq and warned: “The Soviet Union is not indifferent to the situation.” Khrushchev spoke at the sign ing of a Soviet-Iraqi economic agreement in the Kremlin. Moscow Sadio quoted him as saying “We are all pained” toy Nasser’s recent anti-Communist speeches in Damascus. “When the President of the United Arab Republic talks about Communism and Communists he arms himself with the language of the imperialists,” Khrushchev asserted. “However, relations be tween the U.S.S Jl. and the U.A.R. will continue as heretofore.” ‘Human Depreciation’ Tax Allowance Sought by New York Liberal Party NEW YORK, m — The Liberal Party of New York State has come out in favor of a tax allow ance for human depreciation. In its national legislative rec ommendations released Sunday the party argued that since tax laws allow for depreciation of plant and machinery, there should also be a special exemption for working people, to allow for wear and tear on the human organism. Bombo Dies Hero In Blaze SAN ANTONIO, Tex., UR — It took firemen an hour to put out the blaze at the home of Elvira Lima after her year-old dog, Bombo, alarmed the family with his barking. Damage in the blaze was esti mated at $400 and firemen said it would have been much more if-it hadn’t been for “just plain dog” Bombo. iMrs. Luna and her son, David, 7, are not so concerned over the monetary loss. Firemen said the blaze was started by children playing with matches in a storeroom, where Bimbo was tied and died on his leash.