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62nd Year No. 153 NOME, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27° 1961
Kay has branded Gov. Wm. Egan’s
ditional tax revenue
to the Prudential
of America. ■g®E,/.|
then granted con
fc-story New York
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1 by Lawrence Wien,
I Kennedy Completes Work
On Next Year’s Budget
PALM BEACH, Fla. UPl — Presi
dent Kennedy has completed work
on the budget for the next fiscal
year and it will ibe balanced, ad
ministration officials said today.
No figures were disclosed, but
speculation on its size has been
in the area of $92 ‘billion, about
$3 billion above the current year.
After visiting his ailing fattier,
former Ambassador Joseph Ken
nedy, this forenoon, the President
returned to the seaside mansion
where he is staying. There he re
ceived a checkup on his back.
Press secretary Pierre Salinger
said the doctors reported the back
is stronger than last summer, but
it will be several months before
Kennedy can resume vigorous
physical activity.
He planned another long con
ference with key advisers on the
State of Union Message to Con
gress in January.
The President received word
from the doctors attending the
elder Kennedy that their patient
had made progress in throwing
off a mild pneumonia which de
veloped after the ex-ambassador
suffered a stroke Dec. 19.
State Income Tax
Forms are' Delayed
JUNEAU — Unforeseen de
lays at the printing and shipping
levels have forced delay in the
distribution of state income tax
return forms for the 1961 tax
year the Department of Revenue
said today.
The state tax forms, normally
mailed prior to Christmas of each
year, will not be sent out until
after the first of the year, Robert
Stevenson, Deputy Revenue Com
missioner said.
Army and Air Force
To Abandon Flying Saucer
Army and Air Force are abandon
ing the flying saucer project, the
Pentagon said Tuesday night.
The purpose of the project was
to produce a light, low-flying ma
chine for quick transportation of
troops across riven, rough ter
rain and similar obstacles.
A Defense Department spokes
man said the last of a $7.5 mil
lion appropriation will be used
up by the end of the year and no
additional funds will be request
The saucer project had been de
scribed as making possible an
“air-borne cavalry” which could
| travel rapidly under almost any
The project had been under the
direction of Aircraft Ltd. of
Canada. w ,
— ;,s
Chrysler Displays
NEW YORK W — The Chrysler
Corp. displayed an experimental
turbine-driven automobile today
and made it clear mass produc
tion was being considered.
A company spokesman said 50
to 75 of the cars may be put in
the hands of customers for test
driving in 1963.
Results of the tests, further en
gineering and cost studies, and
consumer reaction could lead to
volume production, said Robert
Anderson, vice president.
Such cars would be a radical
departure from the conventional
piston-driven vehicles, of which
there are now about 70 million on
the road in the United States.
The turbine engines reportedly
have one-fifth as many parts as
reciprocating engines and require
no oil changes or antifreeze.
Speculation was that if tests are
successful the car will be manu
factured in volume within five
years. But Chrysler displayed its
optimism by announcing booklets
on the car will be available at
ail dealers shortly after the first
of the year.
The gas turbine runs on any
fuel that can be sent through a
pipe and that will bum with air.
Even French perfume could be
used,” said a Chrysler engineer.
Gasoline would be the more popu
lar and accessible fuel, he ex
$37,042,363 in Federal Aid
Alloted for Alaska Highways
JUNEAU m — Alaska’s share
of federal aid to highway moneys
during the fiscal year starting
July 1, 1962, will be $37,042,363,
State Highways Director T. Sher
ard said today.
The federal allocation includes
$22,074,616 for primary highways,
$14,815,807 for secondary high
ways and $161,740 for urban high
In order to receive the maxi
mum federal aid available, Sher
ard said, the state must put up
$2,lil8,608 in matching funds.

Skagway Residents
Are Mail Hungry
JUNEAU (£> — The Coast
Guard came to the rescue last
night for the mail hungry resi
dents of Skagway, who haven’t
seen a single piece of mail since
Dec. 15.
The Coast Guard cutter Sweet
brier started loading 9,000 pounds
of first class mail here destined
for Skagway. At Skagway, the
Sweetbrier will pick up a backlog
of Christmas mail which has
stacked up since Dec. 15.
Extremely high winds have
prevented air transportation in
and out of Skagway for almost
two weeks.
MISSION, Tex. Uh — Police of
this south Texas town received
last night a belated Christmas
greeting with mixed emotion.
The card read: “Merry Christ
mas, boys.”
It crashed through a plate glass
window of police headquarters
tied to a rock.
Laos’ Summit Talks Fall
Apart in Less Than Hear
VIENTIANE, Laos — Laos’
laboriously prepared summit of
the three princes to form a neu
tral government fell apart in leas
than an hour today. Apparently
there was nothing diplomats
could do immediately to put it
together again.
Neutralist Prince Souvanna
Pbcuipa and his pro-Communist
half-brother Prince Souphanou
vong returned to Vientaine, the
capital they fled in 1960, for talks
with pro-Western Premier Prince
Boun Oum on forming a coalition
But Boun Oum refused to meet
them at the airport and did not
show up at the appointed meeting
place. The two visiting princes
finally paid a courtesy call on him
at his residence, but the meeting
lasted less than an hour.
U.S. Accepts
Soviet Ambas
viet Union will send Anatoly
Fedororvich Dobrynin, an expert
in American affairs to Washing
ton os its new ambassador.
The State Department announ
ced today the Soviet government
had asked if Dobrynin would be
acceptable and had been advised
he would be. This is in accord
ance with international usage.
Dobrynin, 42, will succeed Mik
hail Menshikov, who is depart
ing for Moscow and reassign
ment next week after almost four
years here.
The State Department has re
ceived no word as to when Dob
rynin will arrive here.
Stock Market Spurts
NEW YORK UP — The stock
market spurted today and aroused
hopes that the signal had been
given for the traditional year-end
It was die first real advance in
10 sessions.
Bomb Proof
Shelters for
DENVER, Colo. UP) — Anthro
pologist Margaret Mead urges
bomb proof shelters for the
world’s newlyweds — to assure
continuance of the human race in
the event of nuclear war.
Dr. Mead, of the American Mu
seum of Natural History, offered
the suggestion in a talk to the
128th meeting of the American
Assn, for the Advancement of Sci
ence Tuesday.
“Let the United States propose,**
she suggested, “that the United
Nations be asked to debate the
feasibility of an internationally
financed shelter system in which
a cross-section of the most pro
ductive and highly motivated
members of every country on
every continent could be saved.
“Let us propose a program in
which each country is assisted to
build a blast-proof shelter suffi
cient to accommodate all of the
people married in that country
during a two week period and
that during the first six months
after marriage they spend two
weeks In the shelter.**
Addressing a special symposium
on “problems of survival,” Dr
Mead said such a shelter system
for newlyweds would enable the
survival of a group that “would
be the Biost highly motivated to
try to continue their lives to
t gether and to reproduce them
• selves ” , .
Cells For Ladys . . .
BARROW m — The weekly Pt.
Barrow News reports that the Arc
tic Coast village of Barrow now
has a jail cell equipped for lady
lawbreakers, completed with fe
male guard.
The News noted that in the past
women have been excused from
jail sentences in Barrow because
there were no facilities to handle
them, then die News warned fe
male residents of the Arctic
Coast village:
“If you have been speeding
with your dog team, slow down,
or you might find yourself in
die pokey."
Four Anchorage Firms
To Supply State With
Highway Equipment*
JUNEAU UR — Four Anchorage
firms altered low bids for sup
plying some $166,000 worth of
highway equipment to the state,
the Division of Supply said today.
The Carrington Co. entered low
bids for 18 dump trucks, ranging
in size from three to eight yards,
and four snow plow attachments.
Division Director Richard Berg,
The Craig-Taylor Equipment
Co. bid low on three front end

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