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OLDEST NEWSPAPER IN ALASKA—MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS 64th Year No. 112 NOME, ALASKA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1963 Per Copy 15C Travel Promotion Group to Tour Nome rpHE NORTHWESTERN ALASKA Chamber of Commerce will host the Alaska Travel Promotion Association on Satur day. The group will arrive via courtesy of the Alaska Airlines at 9:30 a.m., and will be treated to a skin boat ride by the King Islanders and a short tour of Nome, including a view of our Bering Sea shore. The tour group plans to be in Nome for only four hours. There will be a no-host? buffet luncheon at the North Star Hotel for all Chamber members and guests, at $3 per person. These traveling tour promoters are airline representatives and rep-1 resentatives of tour agencies and affiliated businesses, and are viewing Nome in order to gain first hand knowledge of our tour ist attractions. It is anticipated that the following members will be in the group: Mr. Voit Gilmore,, Director of the U. S. Travel Service, and Mrs. Gilmore; Bob Giersdorf, Brad Phillips and Morrie Ford, Alaska Airlines; Henry Roloff, State De partment of Economic Develop ment and Planning; Kay Kenne dy, Alaska Airlines; Jean Sullivan, Sullivan Hotel, Fairbanks; Bob Churnick, Northwest Airlines; Claire Banks, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce; Frank Whaley, Wien Airlines; Dick and Millie Webb, Inside Alaska Tours; Margaret Burnett, SAS representative; Bar bara Kremer, Air France; Morgan Talkeetna Sails for Nome Jim Casey, Alaska Steamship agent, announced that the SS. Talkeetna sailed for Nome on Sep tember 18th. The vessel plans a call at Dillingham to discharge some 300 tons of relief goods des tined to the area. She will then proceed to St. Michael where over 500 tons will be discharged, then on to Nome. The Talkeetna is ex pected to arrive in the Nome road stead about Oct. 3, with 2,300 tons of cargo. WRANGELL DRAWS NOMINATION BLANK WRANGELL — Apparently nobody wants to be Mayor in Wrangell. When nominating petition time1 ended Tuesday there were five nominated for the position. As of Thursday, all five had de clined to run. So for the first time in its his tory, Wrangell’s city election bal lot for Oct. 1 will have just two blank spaces for Mayor. Under the city charter Mayor Doris Barnes remains in office until a successor is selected and qualified. However, a write-in candidate could be elected. WEATHER REPORT Clear skies today and tonight, partly cloudy tomorrow. Very little change in temperature. Low tonight 28, high tomorrow j 45. Nome data last 24 hours as of 7 a.m. today: Temperatures: high est 55, lowest 29. Maximum wind 30 miles an 'hour from the North. Sunrise at 5:41 a.m., sunset at 6:10 p.m. Comparative Data: Tempera tures year ago today: High 47, low 41. Extremes on this date since 1907: Highest 57 in 1917, lowest 19 in 1930. Richardson, Cordova Airlines; Ber nie Kasinski, Anchorage Times; Luther Fritz, Northern Consoli dated Airlines; Bill Quinn, West ward Hotel; Bill Sheffield, West ward Inn; Frank Downey, White Pass & Yukon Railroad; Jim and Nancy Barnhart, Alaska Airlines; Carma Churnick, Northwest Air lines; Bill Pollock, Northwest Air lines; Jim Dodson, Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, and Peggy Friend, President of Zonta Club. Frank Couch, Nome Chamber president, advised that these people, and the firms they repre sent, are very important to tour ism and to the people of our area jn this regard. “A good turnout at the luncheon will show our en thusiasm toward their planning for future tours to this area,” stated Mr. Couch. M-K Co. Apparent Low Bidder on Teller Road Work JUNEAU Lfl — Morrison-Knud sen, Inc., of Seattle entered an ap parent low bid of $3,332,309 yes terday for the construction of 20.877 miles of new roadway on the Sinuk-Tiksuk section of the Nome-Teller road. The job will also involve the construction of six welded steel bridges. The state estimate on the work was $2,829,914. Other bidders and their offers included: William A. Smith Contracting Co., Inc., Kansas City, $3,475,928, Alcan Pacific, Anchorage, Rivers Construction Co., Spenard, and Ghemm Constrution Co., Fair banks, bidding jointly, $3,476,764; Central Construction Co., Seattle, $3,591,990; and Green Construction Co., Des Moines, Iowa, $3,853,938. Lions Roar Again | After a summer of work and re laxation, the Nome Lions Club once again will face the challenge of Community needs. The first meeting will be a gen eral get-together where the only business being taken care of will be the introduction of the new offiers for 1963 and 1964. Heading the list will be Jack Carpenter, President, Bob Smith, Secretary. The top community activity has been and will ontinue to be “Sight Conservation” — helping needy people to get glasses through monev going to Margaret Swanberg, our Health Nurse. And of course there will be other Club projects, such as dances — Hallowe’en Paint the Window Contest, and a Hallowe’en Pro gram for children up to High School level. Possibly turkey shoots again in 20-below-zero weather — all of these for Community better ment under sponsorship of the Lions Club and chairmanned by competent Lion members. Tuesday, Sept. 24th will be the get-together night, at 7 p.m., in the back room at the Breakers. Each member is asked to bring a prospective member as guest — ladies are welcome, of course. The charge will be $5 per couple. Re freshments and cold cuts. Come have fun. Help the Lions wake up. MAVERICK MAKING OUT — THE HARD WAY A sixteen-year-old boy was ap prehended for shoplifting in one of the local stores and when ques tioned by the authorities it was discovered that he was not living with either of his parents, or any adult relative. He was placed in juvenile detention until his mother could be located and satisfactory housing arranged for him. Such arrangements between parents and children, commented Police Chief Oliver, are not in the best interest of the child or the community. Parents who are to be absent from the home for an ex tended period should provide for adult supervision and assistance to the child while they are away. MEMBERS OF A RECENT tour to the Golden Shores of the Bering Sea. From left to right: Brad Phillips, ASA; J. Rondino, A. Stormes, American Express Tour Agencv; Terese Mayac and family; Tourists to the City of Nome were J. Ostrander, N. Nichols, J. Cuhn, M. Reynold, M. Boyd. G. George, L. Gilbertson. Northwind Here With Ice-Fouled Steering Gear WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard said today the icebreaker Northwind, returning from an oceanographic voyage along the north coast of Russian Siberia, has suffered extensive damage to its steering gear from Arctic ice. The Northwind reported heavy ice had reduced its steering capa bility by more than 50 per cent, in addition to previous damage sustained by the vessel during its probe near Siberia. The Coast Guard said the North wind had been some 500 miles west northwest of Point Barrow, in the Arctic Ocean between Siberia and Wrangell Island, north of Si beria. The vessel said its crew could not make repairs on the steering gear, the Coast Guard said, and the Northwind was using its twin screws to augment the steering gear. The Northwind, for the second summer in a row, has made an oceanographic patrol along the north coast of Siberia. The Coast Guard said the icebreaker kept within sight of land, but outside Siberian territorial waters. It has been on patrol since July. Early this month, the Coast Guard said the Northwind had even then been breaking through four feet of ice with humps rang ing up to 10 feet and had experi enced some damage to her bow, but not enough to cut short her mission. The ship was due back at Point Barrow in October and at her home base of Seattle in No vember. The icebreaker, which had been skirting Russian waters on its oceanographic mission, actually was in Russian service during World War II under the Lend Lease program. It was returned to the Coast Guard in 1948. In Seattle, headquarters of the 13th Coast Guard District said the vessel is due in Nome today. It said the ship is not taking water, and is in no danger. Whether it will be possible to make repairs at Nome will be determined later. The Northwind stopped Wednes day at Cape Lisbourne, on the west coast of Alaska, to debark two University of Washington sci entists, and the ship left Cape Lisbourne late Wednesday night. CHAMBER WILL PICNIC AT HISTORIC SITE In place of the regular Monday luncheon, the Chamber of Com merce members will be treated to an excursion to Anvil Creek. All Chamber members are to meet in front of the North Star Hotel at noon. Box lunches will be provided to members, and transportation will be via Wien’s sightseeing bus. The State Police will have their vehicle, equipped with loudspeak er. on hand at Anvil Creek and Mr. Carl Glavinovich will address the gathering relative to the dis covery of gold at this historic i spot. The public is cordially invited to follow in their private automo biles if they so desire. Additional box lunches will be availabe at the North Star for non-members. Egan Hails New Oil Strike JUNEAU (£1 — Gov. William A. Egan today described an announce ment by the Shell Oil Co. of a major oil strike in Cook Inlet as. a tremendous step in the devel opment of the 49th State. Shell announced the strike Thursday. It said its middle ground shoal State No. 1 well, 60 miles southwest of Anchorage, was flow ing at a rate of more than 60f> barrels a day. “I’m happy for what this means for Alaskans and the oil indus try itself,” Egan said. “I am confident the announce ment will mean that Alaska will truly become one of the major oil producing states of the nation, if not the world. “It will mean accelerated oil ex ploration efforts in Alaska and it bears out the faith of Alaskans and the oil industry in the poten tial of our state as a major oil. producer.” KENNEDY CAR 'BOMBED* BY MISCHIEVOUS KIDS NEW YORK UP — President Kennedy’s black bubble-top lim ousine was spattered Thursday night by a paint bomb thrown from a passing station wagon loaded with teen-agers. Police called it the work of “prankish kids.” The car was parked in front of a Fifth Avenue apartment house where Kennedy was attending a dinner party in the home of EarL E. T. Smith, former Ambassador to Cuba. Chief of Detectives Larence J. McKearney said the teen-agers apparently did not know it was Kennedy’s car. MEET THE TEACHER Our teacher today is Gary P. Beaty, and he is teaching the sixth grade. His experience is one year at Nome in 1962. His educational background consists of a B.A. from John Brown University. He has also attended the University of Alaska and the University of Texas. His former home is in Berne, Indiana. Gary states that his hobbies are electronics in the form of radio, TV and Hi-fi. He advises also that he enjoys traveling in order to meet different people. SENATOR LESTER BRONSOW left for Anchorage on Wednesday to attend a meeting of the State Legislative Council, of which he is a member. Also attending from this district will be Rep. Axel Johnson from the Yukon area. Sen. Bronson also plans to attend the Democratic Central Committee meeting to be held in Anchorage Sunday. ELECTION OCT. 1 Election day is Tuesday, Octo ber 1st. According to the City Clerk, to date only one candidate has made himself known. Mr. Ash Craft has filed for the one-year term on the Nome School Board.