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NOME NUGGET •FARTHEST WEST NEWSPAPER IN THE 50 STATES” 64th Year No. 106 NOME, ALASKA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1963 Per Copy 1 Ray Fishermen Get Federal Aid .JUNEAU — Some 125 tons of surplus food have been ordered by the state for shipment to com munities in the economically dis tressed Bristol Bay area, Gov. Wil liam A. Egan said today. The latest order is in addition to approximately 19 tons of food previously sent or now en route to the bay, hard-hit by a disastrous season in the normally rich red salmon fishery. Some 190,000 pounds of food is being loaded aboard the Alaska Steamship Co. vessel Talkeetna at Seattle for shipment to Dilling ham, for distribution to residents of Dillingham, Naknek, South Nak nek and the Nushagak River drainage. The shipment includes all pur pose flour, corn meal, dried eggs, dry milk, dry beans, rice, rolled wheat, lard, butter, processed cheese, canned meats and peanut butter and will meet the needs of some 1,400 persons for three months. Dillingham will also receive some 70,000 pounds of food for distribution through the regular school lunch program. Another 61,121 pounds of food is being ordered for shipment to villages on the Kwichak River system. It will be shipped to An chorage for distribution by Civil Defense and Air National Guard to individual villages. Kwichak villages previously re ceived 20,442 pounds of food, while 17,518 pounds of food is now on its way to Anchorage for trans shipment to villages on the Nusha gak system. Meanwhile, Egan said the Bur eau of Indian Affairs is trying to determine needs in the Kusko kwim River area, also hit by a poor fishing season. Steven Smith, acting regional director of the BIA, told Egan the federal agency expects to meet needs in the Kuskokwim area through its regular welfare assist ance program. KENAITOO JUNEAU OP — The Housing and Home Finance Agency has ap approved an accelerated public works grant of $300,000 to the city of Kenai, Rep. Ralph J. Rivers, D-Alaska, advised the Associated Press from Washington, D. C. The federal money will be used to help pay for the construction of a new water supply and distribu tion system, a sanitary sewage col lection and disposal system and related street repairs. The total cost of the project will be $421,000, Rivers said. Nat. Guard Jets Mark First Non-Stop Flight WASHINGTON M — The first non-stop flight of National Guard jet reconnaissance planes to Alas ka has been completed, the Na tional Guard Bureau announced today. Twelve RF-84F jets of the 117th tactical reconnaissance wing, un der command of Brig. Gen. G. Reid Doster, flew to Alaska from their base at Birmingham, Ala., on Aug. 30 and returned on Wed nesday. They were refueled in flight by KC97 tanker planes of the National Guard operating from Chicago, Clinton County, Ohio, and Milwaukee. In Alaska, the twelve planes op erated out of Elmendorf Air Force Base, Anchorage, during eight photo reconnaissance training mis sions. ALABAMA GOVERNOR , CLOSES 4 SCHOOLS HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (*> — Gov. George C. Wallace shut down four city schools today to block inte gration temporarily but one group of militant mothers marched their children through state trooper lines to register them. While helmeted troopers balked classroom activities at the four schools ordered closel for one day in an executive order issued by Wallace, pupils started a new school year at 24 others. The marching mothers scored their coup at one of the three grammar schools ordered inte grated by the federal courts and ordered closed by Wallace despite the protest of the city council and mayor. About 25 mothers turned deaf ears to troopers and their message that the East Clinton school was closed. They proceeded resolutely up the steps. The troopers stood aside. The early morning executive order of Wallace said he acted “in conformity with the constitutional and statutory power vested in me as governor.” He directed a one-day delay “for the sole and expressed pur pose of allowing the governor to preserve the peace, maintain do mestic tranquility and to protect the lives and property of all citi zens of the state.” President Creates New Communications Unit WASHINGTON W — President Kennedy has ordered the merger of all Federal Communications Systems and designated Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara to supervise operation of the new setup. In a memorandum signed Aug. 21 and made available today, Ken nedy directed the creation of a new government unit to be known as the National Communications System. Kennedy said the purpose will be to provide the federal govern ment with centrally-controlled communications that will operate “under all conditions ranging from a normal situation to na tional emergencies and interna tional crises, including nuclear attack.” The President said the NCS will provide mobile communications systems, underground units and duplicating circuits to make cer tain that the essential network survives a nuclear holocaust or any other emergency. Fishermen Call for Strong Stand At Treaty Confab SEATTLE UD — The United States should take a fighting stand at the North Pacific Fisheries Treaty negotiations opening Sept. 16 in Tokyo, the Alaska Fisher man’s Union said Friday. George Johansen, secretary treasurer, said a statement outlin ing the fishermen’s position had been sent members of the Wash ington Congressional delegation. He said it proposed a four-point position for the United States, as follows: “1. We will not sacrifice our sal mon and halibut resources. “2. We intend to maintain the abstention principle in the treaty. “3. We must have additional protection for Bristol Bay red sal mon. “4. The United States must be willing to fight for these resources — even to the extent of imposing economic reprisals against Japan.” FERRY SYSTEM ROOSTS BUSINESS IN NORTHWEST AREA TACOMA, Wash. <*> — The Alaska State Ferry System is bringing new business to areas throughout Alaska as well as to many British Columbia points, Walter J. Hickel, Alaska hotel man and contractor declared in an interview here. Hickel drove from Anchorage to Vancouver, B. C., and Seattle via the ferry system. He said merchants, and hotel operators along the entire route, even in Interior Alaska, reported that the ferries had brought a new influx of travelers. “I don’t know whether the fer ry operation has been economic ally profitable for the state. But I will say that these ferries have brought new trade to virtually every area of Alaska this past sea son, and they appear to have a tremendous potential for the future.” ‘*An auto trip from Alaska to Seattle via the ferries is certainly one of the most scenic trips in the world,” he said. ‘T was es pecially impressed with the cari boo-Chilcotin country between Prince Rupert and Seattle which i can match the scenic attractions of any area on this continent.” Hickel said he saw a need for minor adjustments in the ferry schedules and services. “But generally they are well op erated, and these ships are capa ble of bringing Alaska a lot ol business in years to come.” Ex-Unalakleet Teacher Gets Institute Award GREENVILLE, N. C. — Ten junior high school teachers were honored with awards here Wed nesday night as a six-week sum mer institute sponsored by the National Science Foundation came to a close. The teachers were presented their awards during exercises on the East Carolina College cam pus here. Among them was Alan P. Steen bergen, formerly of Unalakleet, science teacher at English Bay School. WSCS MEETING TONIGHT The WSCS of the Community Methodist Church will hold their September meeting at the Fellow ship Hall of the Church tonight at 8 p.m. Officers will be hostesses, and the program will be — The School of Missions Reports Mrs. Howard Farley is president of the organization. Flyer Visits Nome Neil Bergt, young pilot for In terior Airways, visited Nome Thursday on a charter flight. He was flying a single engine Beach craft Debonair on a flight from Fairbanks to Tin City and Kotze bue. Neil used to fly for Alaska Air lines on the Kotzebue run and la ter for Bill Munz. Neil and his wife Laura (formerly Laura Beltz of Kotzebue) have three children now, including a set of twins, and reside in Fairbanks. TROOPER VACATIONING — The Nugget is advised that Sgt. Bradshaw of the State Police is visiting in Nome today. Sgt. Brad shaw, Sargeant in charge of the northern district, out of Fairbanks, is on his way to his mine at Mud Creek near Candle, where he plans to do some assessment work and mining, while on 30-day leave from his police post. National Guard Group Slates Activities Here Colonel George T. Adair, Chief of Alaska Military District; Col onel Fred O Reger, Assistant State Adjutant General and Major Cas imer S Gappa, Army Advisor at Bethel; will visit Nome today in connection with National Guard activities. In conjunction with the visit, a Federal Recognition Board will be convened, for the purpose of commissioning Victor Steve, of Stebbins, Alaska, to the rank of Second Lieutenant in the Alaska National Guard A no host dinner, at the Sea view Room, is planned for this evening. New Adviser Expected The arrival of Captain William W Priest, the new Army Advisor for the 1st Scout Battalion, Alaska National Guard, is expected today. Captain FTiest has been as signed here from the Second In fantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga. He replaces Captain Arnold D. Feener’ AUKRUK LANES ARE NOW OPEN Aukruk Lanes, Nome’s 6-lane, Brunswick equipped, modern bowling alley is now open again. A complete resurfacing job has just been completed on the alleys and they are awaiting your first ball, reports Werner Bohrer. Pres ident of the board of directors, Nome Bowlers, Inc. The bowling alley opens at 7 p.m. and closes when the last bowler has left. Hours on Satur day and Sunday also include after noon bowling from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Rates are 70 cents per line, with a reduced price of 50 cents per line during afternoon bowling. Bowling shoes of all sizes are available at 25 cents per pair, and a few lockers are available at $10 per year. It is hoped that league bowling will get started about Sept. 15th, according to Bohrer. The Nome Bowlers, Inc., wishes to thank George Leinard and Alaska Airlines for their genero sity in bringing in about 1500 pounds of alley resurfacing equip ment without charge. Pres. Bohrer stated that this fine gesture enabled the Nome Bowlers to again inch ahead in their battle to overcome the seem ingly ever present financial prob lem facing the alleys. The alleys are being operated again this year by volunteer la bor, in order to cut down over head. The smart, modern snack shop is available to rent, and any one interested in operating this should contact Mr. Bohrer. Swissair Crash Laid to Takeoff Damage ZURICH. Switzerland OP — Ex perts probing the Swissair Cara velle disaster confirmed today parts of the ill-fated jet broke away during its take-off here Wednesday and said this “prob ably led to a chain reaction which caused the crash.” A communique said parts of a wheel rim, an earth-connection cable, bits of tire and traces of hydraulic oil were found on the runway. A Swissair spokesman said the investigation team still is mysti fied as to why the parts broke off. But he said the findings so far make the likelihood of sabotage extremely remote. The crash killed all 80 persons on board. AI Ilulen Feted At Farewell Party The Seaview Room of the North Star Hotel was the scene of a fare well p'arty last night given in the honor of A1 Hulcn. Huler., who is the Director of the Alaska Region of the FAA, is leaving his Anchor age post for London and the Middle East, after serving with the CAA and later the FAA in Alaska since 1939. He started his career as wireles operator in Alaska way back when. Mr. Hulen spoke to the gather ing and declared that he has al ways considered Nome to be the place where he is the most at home and which has always dis played a particular esprit de corps — among both his employes and the people. He spoke of the years past and briefly on his new as signment. Sen. Pearse Walsh, acting as MC, introduced Mr. James D Rogers who becomes the new di rector on September 10th. Mr. Rogers — later in the evening known as Jimmy — had previous ly spent 11 years in Alaska and has just recently returned after a seven year absence. His most re cent assignments were Washing ton, D. C., Miami and Atlanta, Ga. Mr. Rogers spoke briefly relative to the fine job'done by Hulen over the years, and of the tremendous task it will be to fill Hulen’s shoes. Other speakers were Sen. Les Bronson, Bob Harwood, Viee-pres. of the Chamber of Commerce, and Keith Hedreen, on behalf of the mayor, who is out of town. The Chamber of Commerce presented both Hulen and Jim Rogers with Nome Beach mining rights certi ficates. This, it was hoped, will bring them back periodically to do their assessment work. Also welcomed to the event was Mac Emerson, Director, Alaska Region, U. S. Weather Bureau. Mr. Emerson spoke briefly on their connection with the FAA over the years and their fine association with Mr. Hulen. Coming from Unalakleet to at tend this function was Mr. and Mrs. Bill Blacka. Bill is the new station manager at Unalakleet and he was made welcome here. Many pictures of the persons present were taken by Sam Ailak, mechanic of the FAA. The dinner was a delicious smorgasbord, fea turing salmon. ANCHOR TAVERN PROWLED Police report that the Anchor Tavern, one of Paul Mandeville’s enterprises, was broken into by way of the rear door. The entry was apparently made sometime after 3 a.m. this morning and the only items missing were two full and two partly full bottles of whiskey. Police state that there are no suspects at this time, and that they are still following leads in the case. SHOPLIFTERS CAUGHT IN ACT Two 17-year-old boys were ap prehended by employes at the US Mercantile yesterday. Both boys were referred to the Youth and Adult Authority by police, ac cording to Chief of Police Bob Oliver. NOTICE TO DOG OWNERS The City Health Department advises that they have a limited supply of distemper vaccine on hand Anyone interested in ob taining a shot for their dog may call the City Clerk for further in formation.