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64th Year No. 100 NOME, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 1963 Per Copy 15£ CAB Okays PA A Route Transfer But Nixes Price Associated Press Special Service WASHINGTON IJP — The Civil Aeronautics Board approved the proposed transfer to Wien Alaska Airlines of a local Pan American World Airways route in Alaska, but ruled that the price was too high. The board said it would not ap prove payment by Wien of $49,338 for the intangible assets involved. This represented 70 per cent of the total purchase price. The CAB said the purchase price should be revised to exclude any charge for intangible assets. The two airlines filed an agree ment in April 1962, for Wien to take over Pan American’s local operating rights between Juneau and Fairbanks. The agreement called for Wien to pay $71,000 to Pan American, of which $21,662 would cover the sale of tangible properties. The CAB said Pan American has tried for years to provide ade quate service over the route where traffic has been relatively light. This problem has been intensi fied with Pan American’s intro duction of jets on all Seattle-Alas ka flights, the Board said, and the local route has been losing money for Pan American. The CAB said Wien, with its smaller planes, should be able to provide better and more econom ical service but might require an increased subsidy. “Certainly, the propects of pro fitable operations is not sufficient ly good to justify a payment for intangibles,’’ the Board said. Bob Jacobs Found Unhurt Upside Down on Sandbar ANCHORAGE IP — An Anchor age bush pilot missing on a flight in interior Alaska was rescued unharmed late Monday from a sandbar on the Melozitna River, about 110 miles northeast of Gal ena, the Air Force reported here. An Air Force spokesman said Robert Jacobs, operator of the Ja cobs Flying Service at Lake Hood, Anchorage, apparently had flipped his Cessna 185 in an emergency landing on the sandbar. Jacobs was spotted about 5 p.m. Monday by Capt. Thompson of the Galena Air Force Station who was flying a Civil Air Patrol L20 in the search. Jacobs was reported missing on a Friday flight from Betties to Tanana. He had been working on delivery of parts to an oil com pany operation located near Umiat, on the north slope of the Brooks Range. No Information Given MOSCOW UP* — The Kremlin said today the Soviet Union did not give Peking information on how to make nuclear bombs be cause Red China is too weak econ omically to produce them in quantity. The Soviet statement added that the Chinese Communists should rely on the Soviet Union’s ever ready and growing nuclear arsenal to defend Communist countries. The statement, published in the Communist party newspaper Prav da, replied to China’s accusation Aug. 15 that the Russians broke an agreement to pass on nuclear information in 1959 before Pre mier Khrushchev went to the United States to visit President Eisenhower. Kennedy Wants Action On Civil Rights and Tax Programs This Year WASHINGTON IP) — President Kennedy says his “very vital” civil rights and tax programs are too important to be pushed aside by Congress until 1964. He wants votes on both this year regardless of how long it takes. “And I think most congressmen will agree that they should meet their responsibilities” in these two fields before they go home, Ken nedy told a news conference Tues day. In reply to a question, Kennedy said he saw no reason Congress couldn’t be kept in session long enough to act on his civil rights and tax programs. “What is the advantage of put ting it over until next year? We have other problems. We have an election year. There are a good many excuses next year to get out of town,” he said. Congressional action is expected this year on civil rights. But Re publican congressional leaders and some top Democrats have ques tioned whether there will be action this session on Kennedy’s broad tax program. 40-Foot-Long “Thing” Cavorts Off Sandy Hook SANDY HOOK, N. J. UP> — A “thing” — described as a 40-foot long hunk of jelly — is reported cavorting in the Atlantic Ocean. It undulated near the surface in a manner resembling the storied sea serpents, says Dr. Lionel A. Walford, director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Research Center here. “But please be careful not to call it a sea serpent,” says Wal ford, who saw the creature. “It is an invertebrate,” he added Monday. “It looked like so much jelly. I could see no bones, and no eyes, nose or mouth. But, there it was, undulating along looking as if it were almost made of a fluid glass.” The “thing” was sighted 25 miles southeast of Times Square off Sandy Hook. The “thing” was sighted from a research vessel as scientists were lowering two frogmen in a shark proof iron “bird cage” to make oceanographic studies. Sharks are common in the area. TWA Will Buy 19-20 Boeing Jet Transports SEATTLE —Orders for 19-20 more Boeing jet airliners costing $100 - $150 million are reported planned by Trans World Airlines, whose directors meet here Friday. The purchases would be spread over several years Charles Tilling hast Jr., TWA president, said in New York Monday. TWA already has 67 Boeing jets on order and has taken delivery of 50. The additional 727, 707 120B, 707-320B and 707-320C trans ports and cargo jets would meet the company’s needs through 1970, Tillinghast said. The directors will be flown to Seattle from San Francisco Wed nesday night in a new 727 tri-jet model. BACK IN NOME Pat O’Connel, teacher for Nome School who has been continuing his studies throughout the sum mer at the University of Wiscon sin, returned yesterday bringing back Charles Tucker and James Keller, the two school boys he took to Wisconsin with him for the summer and who have been experiencing farm life, farm food and getting a real coat of tan. Schedule “Hot Line" Operation This Month NEW YORK L/P — The Defense Communications Agency hopes to have the Washington-Moscow Hot Line in operation by the end of this month. Subsidaries of the International Telephone & Telegraph Corp. and the Radio Corp of American an nounced Tuesday. They had received contracts for work on the United States end of the line. The set-up will provide con tinuous direct communications be tween the White House and the Kremlin. Mainly as a precaution against accidental war. Two Sisters 71 and 72 Are Raped In L.A. LOS ANGELES UP — Police say a man about 25 broke into a Wil shire District home early Tuesday, raped two elderly sisters and then killed one of them with a knife. Officers said the intruder killed Mrs. Lilly M. Korb, 72, in her bed. Taken to Central Receiving Hos pital was Mrs. Korb’s sister, Mrs. Anne M. Sherman, 71. Mrs. Sherman’s 76-year-old hus band, Lloyd, told investigators he attempted to go to his wife’s aid but was threatened with the knife. He quoted the attacker as say ing: “I’ll kill you if you don’t keep your mouth shut.” Officers said a preliminary sur very indicated nothing was stolen from the home. Khrushchev Hails Yugoslav-Soviet Ties BELGRADE, Yugoslavia liP — Soviet Premier Khrushchev told Yugoslav workers today that the enemies of Communism would one day want to live in Communist countries. He also said the fact the Soviet Union now is rated one of the two big powers in the world along with the United States was a good argument for the Communist sys tem. Khrushchev made his remarks in an hour-long speech during a visit to the giant motor plant at Rakovica outside Belgrade. In his address and extemporan eous remarks, he hailed Yugoslav Russian ties and declared that the 1948 break between Belgrade and Moscow had accomplished nothing. On other subjects, he said that the Soviet Union was far ahead of the United States in the space race. “The Americans say they will catch up with us. But they should not forget that we will not sit with folded hands,” he said. Khrushchev hit hard at the theme of Yugoslav-Soviet unity. The Soviet Union has been press ing a campaign to bring the two countries—both targets of Red China’s hard-line wrath—closer to gether. “Our attitudes are identical or quite close,” said Khrushchev. He added: “You and we have a joint enemy — imperialism — and there is no reason why we should not go along together.” Patrols Fire on Each Other SEOUL, Korea UP* — American soldiers on patrol in a forward area of west-central Korea fired on each other by mistake and threw grenades in the darkness Monday, a U.S. Command spokes man announced today. One was killed and another was wounded slightly, he said. Racial Tensions Explode With New Violence In Birmingham BIRMINGHAM. Ala. UP>—Seeth ing racial tensions exploded with new violence Tuesday night and left Birmingham fearful of still more trouble when its schools de segregate two weeks from today. A dynamite bomb ripped away part of the fashionable home of a Negro attorney, and minutes later angry gangs of Negroes roamed the streets, hurling rocks at police and passersby. u kjiik: wdo iiijuicu III me DUIUU ing at the home of Arthur Shores, an active participant in the strug gle against segregation. Two police men were struck by rocks, but were not believed seriously hurt. Shores was alone in the house, watching television in a bedroom and waiting for his family to return from a movie. The force of the blast left the lawn, driveway and interior of the house littered with glass, roof ing and splintered wood. The ex plosion was heard miles away. Negro ministers, including the Rev. A. D. King, whose own home was dynamited in another bombing three months ago, climbed to the top of a police car to plead with the shouting Negro mob to dis perse. Police chief Jamie Moore said his officers, with the help of de puties from the sheriff’s office, broke up the rock-throwing crowds and restored order two and a half hours after the bomb tore a hole in the corner of Shores’ home. CAB Upholds Pan Am’s New Low Military Fare WASHINGTON UP — The Civil Aeronautics Board has upheld its action in permitting Pan Ameri can World Airways to put into ef fect a new low military fare be tween Seattle and Fairbanks in less than the customary one-month advance period. But the board said it would in vestigate as to whether Pan Ameri can had submitted false statements in support of its application for special tariff permission that moved j the effective date of the $42.50 fare up from July 21 to July 6. The board dimissed a complaint by Alaska Airlines which intro duced a similar fare July 1, that Pan American had inaugurated its fare in less than the required ad vance-notice period. Alaska Airlines said that in ap plying for special tariff permission, Pan American made “not true statements that the Military Air Transport Service had asked Pan American to file the fare in that market as soon as possible. Alaska added that it would not have filed the low fare had it not been assured of exclusive rights to the military traffic. The CAB said it has never cre ated tariff rights exclusive to one or two competing carriers. It said Alaska was wrong in assuming the CAB would grant an exclusive right to the traffic. 37 Cuban Refugees MIAMI. Fla. — Thirty-seven Cuban refugees jammed onto a 26-foot motor sailboat were taken aboard a Coast Guard cutter southeast of Anguilla Bay in the Bahamas on Tuesday. They will be taken to Key West, Fla. Coast Guard officers said a Navy patrol plane spotted the refugee boat and the cutter Nemesis, on patrol in the area, was sent to pick up the 10 men, 13 women and 14 children aboard. Had Berry Crop Blamed For Bad Acting Bears FAIRBANKS — A bad berry crop in the Fairbanks area is blamed for bad acting bears. That’s the word from game bio logist Bud Burris of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game as his explanation for the recent bear attacks. i aree men nave oeen attacKea in as many weeks. Two were in jured and one killed. Burris said no formal survey of the wild berry crop here has been made but observations indicate there is a “decided lack of blue berries” at a time when they are a major part of the animals’ diet. He believes the bear problem is “directly related to the slim berry crop.” “We are hoping that the prob lem may be alleviated when cran berries begin to ripen,” he added. He said bear attacks should be regarded as “unusual” occurrences. Burris hoped they would not lead to “senseless shooting” of bears. Burris said when food is in short supply, bears become short tem pered. He said under the present cir cumstances, hunters going after big game animals should take ex tra precautions to protect them selves and their meat. With the lack of berries, he said, any meat a bear happens to come upon he wall consider his own. To protect themselves while sleeping, the game biologist said, hunters should avoid making camp beside streams or lake shores where the bears more than likely had forged trails. Tents should be set off the main traveled areas, he suggested, and food supplies should be cached about 50 yards from the camp proper, particularly greasy frying pans and bacon. If fishing, Burris said, fisher men should take care to see no dead fish are around the campsite upon retiring. Dead fish attract bears, he continued. Finally, Burris said some sort of noisemaker should be arranged on the campsite which will serve to spook large animals. An easy way to make a noise maker is with a piece of crinkled plastic tied to a stick so it will wave in the breeze, he explained. The same thing can be done with bright colored rags, he said. Toilet paper tied to a stick will keep the bears away, he concluded. Another 30,000 Pounds Recovered from Great Train Robbery in Britain LONDON UP — British police have recovered another 30,000 pounds ($84,000» of the great train robbery loot. It was found in an abandoned auto trailer. Police, announcing the discovery, intensified a search for the man and woman, with a baby, who left the trailer parked last week at a trailer camp near Dorking, Sur rey. The trailer cash brought to 237,107 pounds ($764,600) the total so far recovered of the 2.6 million pounds (.$7,280,000) taken by the gang that robbed the Glasgow London mail train. Laundry was a big problem dur ing California’s gold rush in 1849. It had to be shipped to Hawaii, or sent back east, and often a miner j had to wait six months to get a 1 clean shirt.