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OLDEST NEWSPAPER IN ALASKA—MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS 64th Year No. 117 NOME, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1963 Per Copy 15£ Parents Asked to Fill Out Federal Survey Forms It is time again for all parents to fill out the Federal Assistance Survey Forms which students will be bringing home from the Nome Schools on Thursday, Oct. 4. PL 874 is an Act which assists Federally impacted school dis tricts by allowing funds to be paid directly to school districts in lieu of property taxes. The funds are very important to the opera tion of the Nome Schools, and is the reason the survey forms are sent to homes in the fall and spring of each year. Through the contin ued co-operation of parents and guardians, the financial burden for the schools is eased considerably on the local level. All students in the Nome Pub lic Schools will be dismissed Thursday, Oct. 3, at 3:15 p.m. for the regular monthly meeting of the Nome Education Association. NEA meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. Time is taken out so that all teachers might attend, which is not pos sible under the shift program, unless school is dismissed early. FICA Rep. in Field Jim Sara, Field Representative for the Social Security Adminis tration, passed through Nome on Monday. He has visited the villages of McGrath, Unalakleet, Koyuk, Teller and Shishmaref, and left for Kotzebue on Tuesday. Working out of Kotzebue, Sara plans the following itinerary: Pt. Hope and Noatak on Wednesday and Kiana, Noorvik and Selawik on Thursday. From there, Mr. Sara will return to Anchorage where he has an of fice in Room 49 of the Federal Building. Red Cross Drive Report Carrie McLain, chairman of the Red Cross for the Nome Chapter, advises that the reports are in from the August fund raising drive. Collections were made in Nome, Kotzebue, Unalakleet and Golovin and a total of $603.10 was con tributed in this 1963 campaign. ROVANG GETS LIFE ANCHORAGE UR — Irving J. <Rex> Rovang, 26. former radio disc jockey who pleaded guilty in the shooting death of a depart ment store cashier during a bungled holdup attempt, was sen tenced to life in prison today. Superior Court Judge Edward V. Davis accompanied the sen tence pronouncement with a rec commendation Rovang be placed in an institution for extensive psychi atric treatment before any appeal for parole. Mrs. Betty J. Fields, 20. cashier in a suburban department store, was shot to death May 11. She was the wife of Donald C. Fields of Harlan County, Ky., a soldier sta tioned at Ft. Richardson. U.S. Shows Russ Envoy Proof of Crab Gear Mischief JUNEAU (jP—Documented proof of Russian interference with U.S crab fishermen off Kodiak Island was presented to the Soviet Em bassy in Washington Tuesday, Gov. William A. Egan said today. Egan said he was advised by the State Department thatsworn state ments and photographs of recent Russian activities were shown to the deputy chief of missions at the Soviet Embassy and were dis cussed at length. “I am advised,” Egan said, ‘‘that this (Russian) official manifested genuine interest in the problem and gave assurance it would be taken up with the highest levels in the Soviet government.” Egan said he was advised by the State Department that his concern over the interference, use of in compatible gear and disregard of the rights of United States fish ermen evidenced by the actions of the Soviet fishing fleet was stressed. The State Department advised Egan Tuesday the Coast Guard would maintain patrols in the Ko diak area until Dec. 15 ‘‘to deal with the crab gear interference problem.” Coast Guard patrols had been scheduled to end on Oct. 1. AIR FORCE ASSN. MEETING The Air Force Association, Nome Squadron, will hold their regular business meeting, including dinner, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening, in the North Star Hotel Seaview Room. Dave Harmon, Secretary-Treas urer for the Nome Squadron urges all members to attend. -<* Water Act, Insurance Code & License Plan to Be Aired at Nome Session A subcommittee of the Alaska Legislative Council will be in Nome on Friday, Oct. 4, to hear local individuals and organizations on subjects of legislative interest. The public hearing has been scheduled to open at 9 a.m. in the district courtroom. Legislators on the panel will be Sen. Lester Bronson of Nome, Rep. Axel C. Johnson of Emmon ak, Rep. Bruce Kendall, council chairman, of Anchorage, and Sen. Robert J. McNealy of Fairbanks, i Jonathan G. Wells, council depu ! ty director, will also be present. The council is interested in hear ing local residents as to their views on items on the council’s agenda and any other subject of legisla tive concern. Subjects on the council’s inter im study agenda this year include the proposed water use act, the proposed state insurance code, and the business license tax re port and the general subject of the taxation of business. I Weather Report Partly cloudy today, cloudy to night and tomorrow. Low tonight 26. high tomorrow 42. Nome data last 24 hours as of 7 a.m. today: Temperatures: high est 50, lowest 25. Maximum wind 20 miles an hour from the North west. Sunrise at 6:17 a.m., sunset at 5:27 p.m. Comparative Delta: Temperatures year ago today — High 43, low 40. NOTICE The City Council will meet Thursday, October 3, 1963, at 8:00 p.m., to canvass the returns of the election. UNOFFICIAL RESULTS For Mayor WILKE. ROSCOE J.261 SMITH. BOB .213 j HOOVER. DON (Write-In) . 12 For City Council (1-Year Term) DOYLE. ALLEN G.345 KARMUN. DANIEL K.341 POLING. JOHN .169 For City Council (2-Year Term) McLEAN. JAMES M.411 READER. D. J. (Johnny) .396 ! For City Council (3-Year Term) , HARWOOD. BOB .412 HEDREEN. KEITH .376 For City Clerk (1-Year Term) FRAZIER. CHUCK .208 SCOTT. ROBERT (Write-In) . 245 For Member School Board (1-Year Term) CRAFT. ASHBY (Ash) .430 For Member School Board (5-Year Term) SCHICK. ROBERT 439 For Member Utility Board (5-Year Term) WRIGHT, WILLIAM (BiU) 162 KELLEY, HAROLD .135 LEWIS. BOB .141 MORGAN. BARROW (Write-In) 42 WELL. WHADDYA KNOW . . . W7HERE ELSE BUT IN NOME can a write-in candidate win ” handily, only to find that his benefactors were in ignorance of election laws, and that the victory was hollow. It probably could have happened, in any first-class city in Alaska, according to City Attorney Tom Balone. For—according to the state statutes governing such matters, a candidate must file a declaration of candidacy before he can legally be elected to a city office. This is man datory, adjudges the city attorney, as the statute pronounces that a prospective candidate SHALL make a declaration of candidacy. This is not a right or a matter of form — it is a must. This is covered by Statute 29.10.036. It came about in this manner: Election inspector W. W. Laws had requested that the city attorney provide him with rules governing his board in regard to legality of ballots. In checking the statute for this information, our city attorney came upon this distressing infor mation. The law was passed in the 1963 legislature and later became a part of our state Constitution as a transitory measure. Immediately, the Mayor and City Councilmen available to him, were made aware of this turn of events. This infor mation was not pointed out spe cifically to the election board prior to the completion of the vote tally. It was obvious that the entire city government was unaware that the statute existed. “It has never before been an issue,’’ stated Ba lone. "We have had a small write in vote previous to this, but to my knowledge, not to the point where the write-in candidate was in the process of unseating a lone de clared candidate.” “In my opinion,” commented Ba lone, “it does not jeopardize the legality of the election in any way. It is not incumbent upon the city to instruct the voter in all of the laws govedning elections.” "It is unfortunate,” he stated, “that spaces were left for write in candidates. This was done with the mistaken intent that the pub lic could write in a candidate of their own choice, by the city offi MAGISTRATE CALLS MEETING FOR GAMBLE REFERENDUM District Magistrate Maurice Kel liher advises that the Village of Gambell will have a public hear ing for the purpose of determining if they wish to be incorporated as a city. The Magistrate will attend and if a city is the desire of the. majority, an election date will be set within 30 days from the time of the public hearing. MEET THE TEACHER Today we greet Glen Dahl. He is Nome’s Elementary Principle. He comes to us with 35 years of experience and recently as school superintendent in Wisconsin. He has a bachelor’s degree in educa tion from Eau Claire State, and a Master’s degree in Physical Edu cation from Wisconsin. cials responsible for preparing the ballots. This was misleading.” In Wrangell, the mayor’s job went begging, according to the AP wire, so the voters re-eler+ed May or Doris Barnes by write-in. There were no regular candidates. The lady mayor, just finishing a two year term, indicated today that she would accept another stint in of fice. She has been mayor several time previously. Wrangell is also a first class city. Our own new Mayor, Roscoe Wilke, will take office on Monday following the election along with other officially elected candidates. This follows an official canvass of the votes on Thursday by the out going Council, at w'hich time the election will be approved or dis approved. Republicans Resign The District Secretary for the 1 Republicans has announced that two officers from this district have submitted resignations to their party. Clint Gray, long time Nome resident and active party member, has resigned as precinct committee chairman of the Cape Nome. Little Creek precinct. Clint and family 1 moved to Anchorage last month. i | Wallace Mclver, Northwest dis ' trict chairman, has resigned his office, according to a letter to dis trict secretary Mrs. Allen Doyle. Giving federal employment as his reason, Mclver related that he can no longer hold office in a political party. Fairbanks Murder FAIRBANKS uP1 — Beaten and shot four times, the body of a 29 year-old Fairbanks man was found this morning stuffed under the dashboard of his car. Police identified the victim as Albert Signal, a Negro working as a civilian employe at a Fort Wainwright laundry. He is married and has three children. Officers said Signal had been beaten with a blunt instrument and shot in the arm, chin, side and shoulder. His car, with all doors locked, was discovered on a lonely road.