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NOME, ALASKA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1963 Per Copy 15< Voters Will Ballot for Mayor, Council, City Clerk, Utility and School Boards ^pHE NOME CITY COUNCIL held a special meeting Friday A night at 8 p.m. which found all members present and three citizens in the audience. This particular meeting was held for the prime purpose of acting on City Ordinances No. 418, 421 and 422, which are of such content that they must be city' law prior to the election coming up on October 1st. Ordinance No. 418 concerns the Utility Board members — candidate qualifications, term of office, salary, duties, vacancies and suspensions, etc. The Utility Board members will be voted upon on October 1. Ordinance No. 421 concerns Nome city government— covers the Mayor. 6 City Coun cilmen, City Clerk, City Attorney, Police Officers, Police and Sire Chief, Supt. of Jails, Nome School District, and 5 School Board mem bers. It also sets forth the candi date qualifications, etc. All Utility Board members and City Councilmen now are to re ceive $30 monthly for their efforts on behalf of the city. The Mayor is to receive $35 monthly. Both ordinances became law by roll call of the Council. These or dinances will be posted on the City Hall bulletin board when! clerical work has been completed. Ordinance No. 422, pertaining to city elections, was also acted upon, and passed unanimously. The date for the coming city election is set as October 1, the first Tues day in October. Candidates must have their applications on file with the City Clerk by 5 p.m. on September 23. Other important business on the City Council agenda was that of considering the water and sewage project. In this regard. Resolution No. 215 was unanimously passed. This resolution served to accept officially the Accelerated Public Works offer of $776,870 in a grant available through the Housing and Home Finance Administration <HHFA>. The City of Nome now has 60 days to complete bond sales arrangements by which ap proximately $445,963 will be raised as matching funds to bring the to tal funds needed for tine project up to $1,222,833. In 120 days the City must have been employed on the construction site in order to be in compliance with the terms of the grants for Alaska public works funds. The Council heard Mr. Eld Phil leo, of the Philleo Engineering and Architectural Service. This firm was retained in 1957 to draw preliminary plans and make a sur vey of the city’s water and sew HARHUT LEAVING FOR ASDC MEETING Leaving Monday for Anchorage is Stan Harhut, Director of the Alaska State Development Cor poration. He is one of seven di rectors holding a three-day meet ing to consider several long term loans under the state agency’s loan program. age needs, in an effort to obtain funds for such a project as is now pending. This project failed at that time — it is recalled — because moneys were not available to the city at the time. Again in 1962 Philleo was put under contract to update the 1957 survey in an ef fort to gain our goal — this time successfully. In Friday’s Council meeting, the Philleo firm presented a contract for city approval, in a bid to gain the engineering work on the pro ject. This contract was finally ap proved by the Council, and will go into effect immediately — Sept. 16 — and their engineering firm will commence turning out plans for immediate compliance with the 120-day ruling. The engineering fees are set at 5.55% of the cost of the project. This fee is established by rules governing the American Society of Civil Engineers fee schedules. In addition to the fee covered by con tract, the engineering firm ad vised that another $8,250 should be allowed for expenses outside of the contract — roughly broken down as . . . Additional surveys $2,000, Drilling $2,000, Transpor tation of personnel $800, Travel time $700, Room and board $750, Plans $1,500, and borings $500. Through various credits and con tingencies the project survey and engineering work will cost the city approximately $73,000. This, pointed out Mr. Philleo, is well within the HHFA and HEW esti mate, and will win their approval. Mr. Philleo reminded the Coun cil that the project must commence on February 5th and be 50 per cent complete within three months — May 5th. This was cause for concern among the members, but the general opinion was that it will be done somehow. According to Mayor Hoover, the first 2 items on the project agen da will be the acquisition of the (Continued on Page 2) WEATHER REPORT Cloudy today and tonight and tomorrow, with occasional light rain. Little change in temperature. Nome data last 24 hours as of 7 a.m. today: Temperatures: highest 50, lowest 40 Maximum wind 16 miles an hour from ENE. Sunrise at 5:30 am., sunset at 6:21 pm. Comparative Data — Tempera tures year ago today: high 37, low’ 23. Legislative Council To Hear Proposals On Water, Taxes A schedule for a series of sub committee meetings of the Alaska Legislative Council has been an nounced by Representative Bruce Kendall, Council chairman. The Council will hear local per sons and organizations on the pro posed water use act, the taxation of business, the proposed insur ance code, and other subjects of legislative concern according ;o the following schedule: Fairbanks, October 2, Nome Oc tober 4, and Anchorage, October 7. The full Council will meet at Juneau October 14-16 on the eve of the annual convention of the Alaska State Chamber of Com merce. In addition to sessions with its staff on interim assignments and administrative matters, the Council will hear state and local organizations and state agencies on the water use act in revised form as proposed last session by the administration, suggestions for more equitable taxation of busi nes; the proposed state insurance code, and the effectiveness of the weights and measures law. A special subcommittee will meet with the Alaska Municipal League at Seward on October 25 : to hear the member municipalities | on subjects affecting their pro I gram. In addition to Kendall other members of the Council include Senator Frank Peratrovich, vice chairman; Representatives Axel C. Johnson, John E. Longworth, James C. Parsons, and Warren A. Taylor; and Senators Robert J. McNealv, Vance Phillips, and W. O. Smith. What the Voter Faces . . . The following persons on the Nome School Board will not be up for re-election on October 1st. Doris Wilke, Dick Galleher, Paul Mandeville. The two positions now held by Ash Craft and Bob Schick — one year and 5 years respectively — will require candidates. The Utility Board will hold over the following: Leonard Anseth, Albert Johnson, Charles Reader and Tommy Johnson. The 5-vear term now held by Barrow Morgan will be open to candidates. All city government offices are open to candidates. This includes Mayor, two Councilmen for 1 year, two Councilmen for 2 years, and two Councilmen for 3 years, plus the City Clerk for 1 year. FIRE CALL SUNDAY The Fire Department responded to a fire at the residence of Joe Regula on Sunday. The alarm was turned in by Tony Martin and he and brother Guy proceeded to ex tinguish the blaze prior to the Fire Company’s arrival. White Mountain Soldier Completes TT Training FORT GORDON, Ga. (AHTNC) — Army Pvt. Paul J. Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Brown Sr., White Mountain, Alaska, com pleted a 15-week radio teletype operation course at The Southeast ern Signal School, Fort Gordon, Ga., Aug. 30. He entered the Army last March and completed basic training at Fort Ord, Calif. The 20-year-old soldier is a 1962 graduate of Covenant High School in Unalakleet. Nome Collegians Scatter For Higher Learning The annual exodus of college students started over the week-end with students scattering all over the States. Returning to the University of Alaska were Chuck Degnan of Unalakleet, Bev Boyer, Daphne Rylander, Tex Chunn, Fred Kun gesuk, Gail Croell, and Gail Mc Iver. Headed for Gonzaga University in Spokane, was Pamela Mulvihill and Barbara Mclver to Seattle Pa cific College. Allan Rylander re turned to Haskell Institute in Kan sas, and Dwight Schnare is en rolling at AMU in Anchorage. Thomas Boucher left for Las Vegas, where he will enter the University of Las Vegas. ATTENTION MEN BOWLERS Association meeting 7 p.m. Wed nesday, Sept. 18, at the City Hall. Surveyors Make Discovery Atop Feather River Peak Bob Dick and James Kingsley, surveyors for the Bureau of Public Works, while working in the Fea ther River area on the Teller Road, climbed one of the higher peak:* at the end of the Kigluaik Range, which is about 3,800 feet high, and found at the top a small mon ument, which when uncovered, re vealed a 1906 Nome Gold Digger placed there by John DuFries and L. Blackburn (or Blackbom). The paper was in a metal can which, was beginning to rust through, but was in fair cindition. The boys brought home the relic and placed in the same place me mentos of 1963. AGE FAST FOR LONG LIFE — IS RULE Twenty persons were recently selected to hunt Bison from 2,010 applications received, states the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. In a drawing on September 11, by Nina Whaley, and witnessed by three sportsmen, these persons were made eligible to hunt the animals. Only aged, non-produc tive animals will be allowed, ac cording to regulations. (It is pre sumed each bison will carrp a doctor’s certificate — Ed.) THEY'RE BACK — Stan and Bev Morgan returned to Nome today after several months outside —* mostly in Utah. ;I Quit,* Cries Offended Anchorage BLM Director, after Reading Pearson ANCHORAGE (to — Warner T. <Bud> May, accused of engaging in land sales in conflict with his position as Director of the Fed eral Bureau of Land Management land office here, submitted his res ignation today. May, who had been with the BLM for 12 years, made available copies of the resignation to news media through his attorney. Gene Guess. A report of the charges against May were contained in a report Saturday by Washington columnist , Drew Pearson. May’s resignation, addressed to 1 BLM Director Charles H. Stoddard ; in Washington, was dated today. In it, May accused Stoddard of 1 "leaking" contents of his proposed dismissal to Pearson and termed the alleged act “beyond the realm of common decency owed to an ! employe and his family.” Alaska BLM Director Roger R. Robinson apparently was unaware earlier today that May had writ- j ten a letter of resignation. He said May had not been fired, as Pear son’s report indicated, and that he was not under suspension. Rob inson said May had taken annual leave. Robinson said he knew of no formal charges against May. "He has a certain time to pre sent his side of the story. That’s why I hesitate to say anything. It’s entirely out of our hands. This sort of thing is handled directly by our director (Stoddard) in Wash ington,’’ he said He termed Pearson's report “very definitely premature — un fair and premature.” May, reached at his home, said he had no immediate comment — and that his attorney would make any answer. In the letter of resignation made available later by Guess, May said he was aware that ‘‘certain mem bers” of Stoddard’s staff ‘‘were displeased with the understanding attitude I have taken as Anchor age land office manager toward problems peculiar to Alaskan homesteaders.” » The Harpoon « Who's going to run for Mayor at measly 35 bucks a month.