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‘FARTHEST WEST NEWSPAPER IN THE 50 STATES” 64th Year No. 98 NOME, ALASKA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 1963 Per copy o* American Flier Rescued By Soviet Trawler t~* \ C*T^ TVTr* ui io mn a uuv^ju 'JO — An American military flier, forced to parachute 20,000 feet to the ocean, was plucked from his life raft by Russian fishermen to day and later taken from the So viet craft by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter. One of the ships of a huge Rus sian fishing fleet was alerted to the plight of the Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot, Capt. Hugh LaVallee, by passes made by fellow fliers. The Russians ack nowledged they had understood the message by setting off a green flare and then sped a motor launch which picked up the Springfield, Mass, flier. After being taken aboard the Russian ship, a Coast Guard heli copter was dispatched to the loca tion—about 100 miles southeast of the Otis Air Force Base on Cape Cod. The helicopter lifted La Vallee off for the return flight to the base. LaVallee, 29 years old, is a grad uate of the University of New Hampshire and in civilian life is an insurance company account ex ecutive, living with his wife and two children in Springfield. LaVallee had been one of four pilots engaged in passes at a tar get towed by another plane. In one pass, LaVallee’s aircrafl struck the target and he lost the right wing of his plane. The maneuvers were about 10C miles southeast of Otis Air Force Base near an area where a large Russian fishing fleet is located. LaVallee said he was “fine” when flown back to Otis Air Force Base. He said the Russians had been “very nice” to him in their rescue mission. The husky American pilot was landed at Otis on the helicopter pad used by President Kennedy in flights to the base. He stepped from the aircraft clad only in printed shorts—hav ing discarded his uniform in the water prior to rescue. ANNIVERSARY PRESENT LONDON UP — An anonymous husband said in a paid newspaper advertisement today his wife gave him a load of manure for his birthday present. Signing himself simply Box K 1725, he invited comment. The advertisement, which ran in the personal column of the staid British paper, The Times, said: “My wife gave me a load of the best hand-forked manure for the garden on my birthday. After 30 years of married life I was an xious. The comments from my friends were guarded. Tell me what you think—in confidence.” No replies yet. Final Decision on Nome's APW Application Will Be Made “In A Few Days” Don Hoover, Mayor of Nome, is in receipt of a message today frorr Sen. E.L. Barlett that the final de cision concerning the Nome ap plication for sewer and water fa cilities under the Accelerated Pub lic Works will be made “in a few days.” The status of the application al the present time is in a special group of 25 such applications re quiring special consideration be cause of unusual or unique situa tions of critical need. $934 Million Contract Let For Apollo Project Three-Man Space Craft WASHINGTON W — The Na tional Aeronautics and Space Ad ministration announced today the sibling of the largest contract it has ever negotiated, a $934,400,000 agreement for development of the main parts of the Apollo three man space craft. The contract with North Ameri can Aviation Inc. is for the initial development and production of the Apollo’s two major sections, the command and service modules. The command module will be designed to carry three astronauts in orbit around the moon and re turn them to earth. The service module will contain the propulsion system and equip ment to support the command module. A third section, called the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM>, is being developed by the Grumann Air craft Engineering Corp. under a separate contract. The plane is for two of the Appolo team members to detach themselves from the space craft and descend in the LEM to the moon for surface exploration. Matching Funds Available For Establishment Of Tourist Attractions JUNEAU UP) — Henry Roloff Commissioner of Economic Devel opment and Planning, today re minded leaders of cities and civil organizations throughout Alaska of the availability of state match ing funds for' the establishment o] permanent tourist attractions. The matching monies, author ized by the last session of the leg islature, became available July 1 A total of $10,000 was allocated for the purpose from the genera] fund, with a project maximum oi $1,000. Commissioner Roloff pointed out that projects falling within the provisions of the act include the development, restoration or display of historical documents artifacts, or native arts. The erec tion of historical markers, and other worthwhile tourist attrac tions dealing with Alaskan history or culture, excluding the prepar ation or distribution of community advertising. Applications for matching funds require the approval of the Com missioner of Economic Develop ment and Planning, and the Direc tor of Travel, Morris Ford. Seven Navy Airmen Presumed Dead In Two Crashes at Sea SAN DIEGO. Calif, tM — The Navy today reported seven men missing and presumed dead in widely-separated crashes at sea of two of its aircraft from San Diegc bases. There was only one survivor — identified as Aviation Machinist’; Mate George James Pullon Jr. He was one of the four men of a sub marine tracker plane that crashec off the southern coast of Japan yesterday while on a flight from the Aircraft Carrier Kearsarge. The other aircraft—a Sea Kin^ helicopter—crashed in the Gulf ol Alaska during a flight from the Aircraft Carrier Bennington earl} today. It also had a crew of four The helicopter was from Heli copter Squadron Eight, based a Ream Field, San Diego. The Navy said that searches have been terminated and that the seven are listed as missing in line of duty. Five Arrested In Big British Train Robbery J LONDON W — Five hooded fig ures were hustled into a small country court today and formally charged with participation in the $7 million railroad train robbery. Three men and two women were arraigned. One of the men charged with robbery, William Boal, denied the charges. A detective told the court that Boal had told him during question ing: “I am silly to get involved with this. I should have known better.” The five suspects, two of them sisters, appeared before a magis trate in Linslade, a village 42 miles northwest of London. The village is four mile from Cheddington, where a gang of bandits ambushed the night mail train from Glasgow eight days ago and escape with 2.5 million pounds ($7.2 million). The amount of money recovered rose today with a police announce ment that it totaled 141,000 pounds ($394,300). Two suitcases stuffed with money were found this morning in a wood south of London in Sur rey, and police began checking whether it was part of the mail holdup. Alaska Steam’s Galena Hits Submerged Object SITKA UPl — Marine inspectors ' with the Coast Guard in Ketchikan were expected in Sitka early this afternoon to survey damage to the Alaska Steam vessel Galena, in curred on its voyage from Juneau this morning. The ship hit a submerged object somewhere in Whitestone Nar rows. A dent 25 feet long was found by skin divers this morning on the port side. A foot-wide hole there is tem porarily being plugged by a mat on the outside of the ship and saw dust is being used to soak up oil and water from a ruptured oil tank. A thin cover of oil from the leaking tank is observed on most of the water along the Sitka waterfront. Small Plane Bombs Cuban Sugar Mill HAVANA UP — Cuban authori ties announced today a small plane bombed and strafed a Camaguey Province sugar mill yesterday and another flew over a Havana Bay oil refinery this morning, drawing anti-aircraft fire. Nothing was said about the na tionality of the planes, but the armed forces ministry charged they were pirates, “organized, armed and directed by the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States.” The ministry, in an announce ment published by Havana news papers and broadcast by radio Havana, said a small pirate plane made a low-level attack on the ; sugar mill Thursday morning. The plane fired several shots and dropped two 50-pound bombs from an altitude of 150 to 200 yards, it said, and then headed northward in the darkness. The of ficial account reported one bomb exploded harmlessly and the other ; was a digd, recovered intact. > On Miami, an anti-Castro group ; claimed it sent the planes over Cuba.) Mystery Balloon Said To Have Disintegrated ANCHORAGE W> — A balloon which drifted over the northern coast of Alaska presumably disin tegrated in the atmosphere or de scended to earth in the Canadian Arctic, a North American Air De fense Command spokesman says. The spokesman said Thursday the balloon disappeared from radar tracking scopes after drift ing across the Distant Early Warn ing Line last Sunday and Monday. He said the sighting was not con sidered important enough to an nounce at the time. The NORAD spokesman said the identity and origin of the balloon were unknown, although it pre sumably was of a type used in high altitude w'eather research. Goldwater nays Gen. LeMay Has “Reservations” WASHINGTON <3 — Air Force Gen. Curtis E. LeMay lined up with other military chiefs today on qualified support of the limited test ban treaty. But Sen. Barry Goldwater said the Air Force chief “had some very grave reservations.” LeMay testified at a closed ses sion of the Senate Armed Services Preparedness Investigating sub committee and Goldwater. a re serve Air Force major general, re layed an account of this to a re porter outside. “His official position is one of support for the Taylor paper with very grave reservations,” Gold water said. Gen. Maxwell Taylor, chairman of the military Joint Chiefs of Staff, previously had testified that all of them supported the partial test ban providing proper safe guards were carried out to offset the military and technical risks and disadvantages. LeMay, Air Force chief, fol lowed Army and Navy heads in confirming Taylor’s announce ment at closed sessions of the Sen ate watchdog defense group. After testimony by the four military leaders, Sen. Galdwater said “I just don’t think that the military have their hearts in this.” “There are lots of ifs and buts,” the senator said. “I have yet to find any real enthusiasm for this treaty even by the administration’s witnesses.” Earlier, the chainr.cn of three committees had agreed that ad ministration witnesses are build ing up a strong and effective case for ratification of the limited nuc lear test ban treaty. U.S.-Russia Agree to Weather Satellite Program WASHINGTON UP—The United States and Russia have agreed to join in a coordinated weather sa tellite program in joint experi ments with an Echo-type commu nications satellite. The National Aeronautics a n d Space Administration announced final approval of the agreement today. The agreement also calls for joint contributions of satellite data to a world magnetic survey to be conducted in 1965. The coordinated weather satel lite program depends upon estab lishment by early next year of t full-time telecommunications linl beween Moscow and Washington. State and Local Govts. Already Eye “That” Tax Cut SAM DAWSON AP Business News Analyst NEW YORK 'T—If you get that tax cut next year that you’ve been hearing about for so long, who is going to spend it—you or your state and local governments? Congress may pass an income tax cut for individuals and cor porations this year or early next year. But the skeptics say the $10 bil lion or so which the federal gov ernment might thus free would just be a sitting duck for state, county or local governments look ing for more funds they can tap by raising their own tax rates. If so, the end result could be that the taxpayer would end 1964 owing just about as much as ever to one or another tax collector. One of the big arguments for a federal tax cut—beyond the nat ural appeal of any tax cut by any agency—is that it will free more spending money. You will be able to buy more things you want, the argument goes, and thereby you will be en couraging more production, more investment in future production, and hence more sorely needed jobs. That, in turn, would add a lot more people to the income tax rolls, and the U.S. Treasury would collect more, even at the reduced I rates. But the state and local govern ments are searching for more rev enue to meet the needs of grow ing communities and to furnish still more services that people like to have even if they don’t enjoy paying for them. If $10 billion is freed by the federal tax collector, it'll be mighty tempting to other revenue seekers. It is widely conceded that state and local tax rates will rise, or new taxes will be devised. These will come out of your pocket, leav ing just that much less to be spent at the store. Will this nullify the boost to the economic growth rate that a fed eral tax cut is supposed to pro mise? Walter W. Heller says that isn’t necessarily so. The chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers ar gues this way: ‘‘The boost to over all demand is the same, whether the federal tax savings are spent directly by taxpayers or indirect ly, at their command, by their state and local governments.” He contends that the end re sult would be ‘‘higher output, more jobs and a greater legacy of real wealth—houses, schools, pro ductive plants and equipment.” Heller adds that federal tax cut or no, the increase next year in state and local tax revenues is expected to approach $3 billion. ROAD CONTRACTOR SUES STATE FOR $55,056 JUNEAU fJP> — A Washington State construction company has brought suit against the State of Alaska for $55,056 it claims it is owed as a result of changes re quired in a road building contract. S. S. Mullen, Inc. alleges that three contract alterations and two standby periods which resulted from them caused the expenses above the terms of the contract. The complaint declares that the | Commissioner of Highways denied ! the claim July 18, 1963, and asks ' that his determination be set aside.