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OLDEST NEWSPAPER IN ALASKA—MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS 64th Year No. 113 NOME, ALASKA, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1%S Per Copy 15£ Nortliwind Repairs Ice Wounds Between Missions The U. S. Coast Guard Cutter Northwind, commanded by Cap tain Joseph P. Martin, arrived at Nome on 20 September for two days of rest and recreation for her 17 officers and 190 men. The North wind, which is 269 foot long ice breaker, has just completed a sev en week and 8,000-mile long oceanographic survey of the Chuk chi, East Siberian and Laptev Seas north of Siberia. The Northwind is the first American vessel known to have traversed these Arctic waters. me purpose oi me survey was to obtain salinity, temperatures and chemical composition of the water and bottom samples to determine the influence on the Arctic water of the large Siberian rivers which empty in the East Siberian and Laptev Seas. The majority of the area traversed was covered with heavy ice and as a result North wind suffered damage to her bow and rudder tiller. However, tem porary repairs will be effected at Port Clarence this week to permit the Northwind to participate with the Navy icebreaker Staten Is land in a seismic survey of the Chukchi Sea off Barrow, which is scheduled for October. Upon com pletion of the seismic survey North wind will return to her home port in Seattle, Washington, arriving in early November. During the months of June and July Northwind visited 15 native villages along the Aleutian chain and in the Bering Sea, to provide medical and dental care as part of the annual Bering Sea Patrol Northwind carries two helicop ters which are used for recon naissance and transportation of personnel and equipment. The hel icopters are housed in a retractable aluminum hangar which was in stalled during Northwind’s latest shipyard availability. The pilots and crew members are stationed at CG Air-Detachment. Kodiak. FAA Publication Features Nome Holiday Nome received a fine bit of pub licity in the September issue of ‘‘FAA Horizons.” An article en titled “Nome’s Gold Rush Days Relived,” carried pictures of Car rie McLain and Christie Waldheim as well as Queen Ann Chambers and other Nomeites. Describing our Midnight Sun Festival, and the colorful spirit prevailing, the “Horizons” has succeeded in spreading the word of our attrac tions to a new source of readers. The FAA chose the time of fes tival — June 22 — to dedicate their new Flight Service Station, and to introduce Ray Caudle, their new Station Manager at Nome. Reserved Meeting Starts P-TA Winter Season The Nome P-TA will meet Tues day, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Multi Purpose Room of the School. This is the first meeting of the winter season and all members are requested to bring their $1 annual membership fee. There will be entertainment pro vided by the Girl Scouts. All teach ers will be introduced at this meet ing. There will be cash prizes for the room producing the most par ents and for the most fathers present. Coffee and cookies will be served. This meeting is reserved for member and prospective mem bers only, advised Frank Couch, President. The present P-TA offi cers are Couch, President; Jim Planning, Vice-President; Danny Karmun, Treasurer, and Everett Bachelder, Secretary. The Nome P-TA represents one of 47,000 local P-TAs with a total ; of 12,000.000 members, stated Mr. Couch. “This is a huge organiza i tion dedicated to the health, edu cation, and welfare of children. It is truly important work,” re ! marked the president, “and we want a good turnout, in order that we may do our part.” Disastrous Fire Swept Nome 29 Years Ago Twenty-nine years ago, Monday, September 17, 1934, Nome suf fered its tragic fire. The first pub lication following this destructive blaze was on Sept. 22. Twelve city | blocks were wiped out, which took . every business house in Nome with j the exception of two lighterage | plants — THE NOME NUGGET I was one of them. This first issue, and several to follow, were mim eographed. Our new column — "29 Years Ago Today” will cover news high [ lights from yesteryear. Your edi | tor will appreciate comments from readers regarding this ar ticle. In the event time catches up with some event in your life that you would like to see in print once more, please advise the Nug get and we will see that it is printed when that date — 29 years ago — is reached. John W. Troy was Governor and Harold Ickes was Secretary of the Interior. On Nome committee named to handle emergency relief funds were G. R. Jackson, chair man; Mayor Rex Swartz, Jack Levine, Alfred Lomen, James Frawley, Lyman Brewster, Thom as Gaffney, Hugh O'Neil. J. D. Harlan, A. Polet, and Ross Kinney. M. J. Walsh was named Secretary of the Relief Committee, and un der him were Norman McKay, B. R. Farrell and Leroy Sullivan. Nome asks for $300,000 in relief funds. TO OUR READERS We inadvertently neglected to give Jim Carter credit for the pic ture on the front page of Friday’s paper. It won’t happen again, Jim! Army (General To View Nat. Guard Units Here Brigadier General Andy A. Lipscom, Commanding General Yukon Command and Fort Wain wright, Alaska, will arrive in Nome on Wednesday for a two-day visit. As Deputy Commander, United States Army, Alaska, General Lips comb is keenly interested in the reconnaissance and surveillance mission performed by Alaska Na tional Guard Seoul Battalions. His itinerary includes a visit to one of the National Guard Village units, possibly Teller unit. Thurs day General Lipscomb will travel by helicopter to Kuzitrin Lake where he will inspect the Long j Range Arctic Patrol being con ducted by members of the Yukon Command from Moses Point to Cottonwood on the Pilgrim River. The patrol is headed by 2d Lt. Elrod and includes five enlisted men. Accompanying the patrol is a National Guard officer, 2d Lt. Oscar Murray of Elim Unit. On Wednesday General Lips comb wall be a guest at the noon luncheon of the Nome Rotary Club. A no host dinner is planned for Wednesday evening at 6:30 in the Seaview Room of the North Star for the General and his party. General Lipscomb, Alabama born and West Point graduated, has a long and colorful career. Commencing with his first assign ment at Ft. Hamilton in 1938, he has served at Panama, Ft. Ben ning, Ga., Ft. Leavenworth, Kans., Cp. Picket, Va., Germany, Brazil. New York, Turkey, Korea, and is now stationed at Ft. Wainwright, Alaska. He has received five ci tations and decorations, including the Purple Heart, and wears six .service medals. An ex-Pittsburgh Pirates pitch er, possessor of several tennis tro phies and a hole-in-one golf tro phy, General Lipscomb can be tru ly termed a sportsman. NEW F.A.A. ARRIVAL Mr. Ignace B. (Barney Ban, Jr., arrived last week to fill the va cancy of Mr. Kessler at the Flight Service Station Mr. Ban, a com municator, comes to us fri n Fort Yukon. Meet The Teacher — She is Jean ette T. Brisbois and she is teach ing in Level 4. She has had two years experience, and is equipped with a B.A. degree plus 13 hours in education frckn the University of Maine. Miss Brisbois hails from Beverly, Mass. CANDIDATES RELUCTANT — ELECTION OCT. 1 As of noon today, we have five candidates for the various offices open. They are as follows: Roscoe Wilke — Mayor; Bob Harwood — City Council; Ash Craft — School Board; Chuck Frazier — Clerk; Bob Smith — Mayor. Tour Officials Love Nome • • C The Chamber of Commerce had the Shaman putting out Saturday as they were blessed with a beau tiful, warm day for the benefit of some most distinguished guests. ! At a well attended luncheon, in ; the Sea View Room of the North Star Hotel, the Alaska Travel Pro motion Association was treated to a buffet of local food items and sparkling hospitality. Mr. Robert Giersdorf, of Alaska Airlines, ; spoke at length after an introduc tion of all guests. He first compli mented Willy Brown on the fine showing he made at Cordova this ! past week. He stated that although Brown was not successful in his bid to get the 1964 convention of the Alaska tour officials to Nome, it is very likely we may get the 1965 i convention. It will be held in Skag- 1 way in 1964. Paul Tiulana and his wife were thanked for providing a skin boat ride for the group. Mr. Giersdorf commented that Nome must get the word out to the rest of the world in regard to what we have for the tourist. He stated that ' we need to produce an attractive folder for the State ferries, for Tok Junction and for the sent packs on the airlines. Based on the 70,000-plus persons who rode the ferries this year in addition to the 12,000 additional highway travelers over 1962. Giers dorf said, Nome should be ready to receive a greater number of tour- j ists in 1964. He commented further that Nome needs more hotel space in addition to advertising of our attractions. ‘•Anchorage ranks fourth in the United States in the number of international passengers passing through,” commented Giersdorf. "We’re only taking a back seat to ; Los Angeles, Miami and New j York.” He advised also that the; ’ are tens of thousands of people in j a now prosperous Japan who are ngerly awaiting lifting of Japan- j ese travel restrictions. “When: these restrictions are lifted,” re lated Giersdorf, “we in Alaska mis' be prepared to lure them through Anchorage rather than to see them coming to the U. S. via Honolulu ' : Giersdorf concluded by noting that < the travel market is fantastic, that thousands of people are eng- • crly awaiting an opportunity to see Alaska and Nome must be working on a device to bring them WEATHER REPORT Mostly fair today, tonight and tomorrow. Little change in tem perature. Nome data last 24 hours as of 7 a.m. today: Temperatures: high est 42, lowest 26. Maximum wind 18 miles an hour from the North east. unrise at 5:47 a.m, sunset at 5:59 pm. Comparative Data — Tempera tures year ago today: high 47, low 10. Extremes on this date since 1907: Highest 58 in 1929, lowest 18 in 1948. here. Mr. Voit Gilmore, Director of the U. S. Travel Service, spoke to the group with high praise of our potential — touristwise. He stated that the government now has of fices in 42 foreign countries and that these offices are increasing U. S. travel as a result. Gilmore remarked that tourism has shown a 50 per cent increase over 1961 as a result of the government’s pro gram. “These are sophisticated travelers, for the most part desir ous of seeing the less crowded parts of our country,” advised Gil more. “The fascinating parts of the world, where they can view the great out-of-doors, such sights as Mt. McKinley, the Indians and the Eskimos, are high on their lists,” he stated. The group left Nome at 2 p.m. for Kotzebue and their return to Anchorage. Additional visitors ar riving aturday were Mike Miller, Director Publicity Alaska Travel Division; Len Griffith. Grayi.ne Tour- Pr.‘.i : Rupert; Howard Robinson, Juneau Gray line; and G. E. Naugle, of the Westward Hotel. Nome people and represen tatives making the tour to Kotze bue were John Bradley. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Tiulana, Willie Brown, and Ernie Hanson. NOME PUNKS SHOW THEIR COLORS The Northvvind’s liberty at Nome was marred Friday night and Sat urday by rock throwing teenagers, the Shore Patrol advised that on several occasions, the hoodlums threw rocks at passing liberty boats and more than one crew member was hit by stones of con siderable size. The Ice Worm Women Bowlers announce their first bowling meet ing of the season. The meeting \ nl oe at Aukruk Lanes at 8 p.m. :onight. There is one more team leeded in order to fill out the .vague, which will see action com nencing Wednesday night. \ssigned io Air Academy L. S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, -'olo. —■ Airman First Class Rob rt B. Trujillo of Doming, N M, ins arrived here for assignment. Airman Trujillo, a warehousing pecialist, previously was assigned o Walker AFB. N. M. He is the on of Mrs. Santos Marques of Doming and a former student at latch, N. M., Union High School. The airman’s wife, Lona, is the laughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wil iam Glover of Kotzebue, Alaska. » 7 he Harpoon « Looks like most of the candidates are waiting to be begged.