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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
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
*59ers Reach Dawson Creek
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
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
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
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
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
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
Military Muscle
Assured For Stand
In Berlin Crisis
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
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
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
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
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
Nasser Accuses
Iraq of Syria
Border Violations
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
Duncan Hines, Authority
On Good Eating, Dies at 73
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
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”
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

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