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OLDEST NEWSPAPER IN ALASKA—MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS 64th Year No. 119 NOME, ALASKA, MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1963 Per Copy 15£ New Addition Stretches Runway to 6,000 Feet On Saturday, Oct. 5, the FAA sponsored a dedication ceremony celebrating the additional 600 feet which has been added to the west end of the East-West runway. Atttending the function was George Lienard of Alaska Air lines, Dick Galleher of Munz Northern Airlines, and Harry Lewis, representing Wien Airlines. Also in attendance was Roy Wall from the FAA’s Anchorage office, Roy Snyder, Nome FAA mechanic foreman, Arley Evans, Chief of the Flight Service Sta tion, and Ray Caudle, FAA station manager. The work was done by local la bor under the supervision of Roy Snyder. The East-West runway is now 6,000 feet, in comparison to the 5,400 feet of the North-South runway. The tailing pile at the west end of the field has been low ered, which results in aircraft be ing able to touch down at the ex treme end of the strip now. The threshhold lights will be re located and additional marker lights installed. Next spring the end of the runway will be re marked with the standard white, and until then the yellow paint will be obliterated. No More Point Barrow — SEATTLE Ofl — Last Thursday’s i storm made Point Barrow an is land and may result in revision of i maps, a University of Washington scientist said today. Dr. Phil Church, head of the university’s Department of Atmos pheric Sciences, said he received a report on the storm damage from Dr. Max Brittos of the Office of Naval Research in Washington, D.C. Point Barrow, the end of a nar row spit running out 5V^ miles into the Arctic Ocean northeast of the community of Barrow, has been the northernmost land point on the continent. During the storm the ocean washed through a narrow section of the spit. Dr. Church said maps eventually will have to be changed unless the channel fills with earth. He said another long spit was breached into five islands by the storm. Dr. Church’s department has a contract with the Office of Naval Research for scientific studies at Barrow. The Arctic Research Lab oratory at Barrow was damaged extensively but Dr. Churh said the storm did not hit two research sta tion on ice island 800 and 1,000 miles north of Barrow. LEND A HAND . . . Due to the devastation and loss of property during the recent storm at Barrow,( the City of Nome will conduct a clothing drive, and in this manner lend a helping hand to our neighbors to the North. Volun teer workers will accept any size clothing, clean and in fair condition, at the City Hall Fire Station, on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 1:30 to 4 pun. — ROSCOE WILKE, Mayor. FIRE >'REK • OCTOBER 6-1 National Board of Fir* Undorwritoro Army Specialist Group will Train Scout Battalion Capt. Robert L. Stevens of the Army’s 7th Special Forces Group, out of Fort Bragg, No. Carolina, arrived in Nome last week, here for the purpose of setting up a co ordination with the Nome Nation al Guard Advisory group in order that they may plan for the arrival of a team of specialists. These specialists will give training to the Eskimo Scouts in many fields. “We fully anticipate, however, that we will learn as much from the natives, as they do from us,” commented Capt. Stevens. This unit, which has seen action in such areas as Viet Nam. Laos, Cambodia etc., specializes in guer rilla warfare. They are for the most part bi-linguists and experts in such things as propaganda, dem olition, and hit-and-run tactics. They have another important function, however. Their warfare specialists are augmented by spe cialists as those of seurgical. civil affairs and psychological. Normally these experts are called into an area by the guerrillas after they have achieved their purpose. A group of about 15 of this type of specialist will arrive in Nome on about the 20th of October. They will work in small detachments, in the various villages from Bar ter Island to St. Michael. They will have their own aircraft, but will depend also on the aircraft of the advisors group in Nome. This incoming group will stress the civic action capabilities of their unit. For example, they have a preventative medicine specialist who can make recommendations as to sanitation. Others are construc tion as well as destruction author ities. This mission is not classified, although much of their work is. Low Water Thwarts Talkeetna Unloading Last night Lomens made their first attempt to commence dis charge of the TALKEETNA which has been in the Roadstead since early Saturday. Bringing in a a loaded barge at about 5 this morning, it was found that the off shore winds had created low water to an extent that the LUCILE could not get into the harbor. The MARGO was sent out to assist her after the LUCILE began taking water as result of pounding on the bar. According to Jim Cary, all are back at the side of the ship await ing favorable weather. Discharging will resume whenever the present wind and water conditions will permit. ~WEATHER REPORT Cloudy today and tonight, partly cloudy tomorrow. Low tonight 25. High tomorrow 34. Word of Nome Will Spread to More Than 40 Free Nations After Tuesday 1114LITARY AIR ATTACHES from 45 nations will he guest* of the Alaskan Air Command for two days beginning October 7, as part of a week’s orientation tour designed to WELCOME TO NOME HOSPITALITY SPOKEN HERE — Hola! Mucho Amigo de Sud America Na Dobra Dosa u Nome Herzlich Willkommen Saudasao Bienvenus a Nome Tena Yis Tillin Salvete! Comopsumnida Terve Huan Ying Velbekomen Yi wo ninge Sie Like Daansay Kalos Althatai Pheila mas sto Nome Buno Visita ah Nostra Chita Velkommen til Nome Cead Mile Failte Ohaio Gozaimasu Salaam Aliecom Hallo Kars i lam a k Sholem Aliecum Namaste Nagowatook Tegelotesea Namashka acquaint them with various operations of the U.S. Air Force. While in Alaska, the attaches will be given an air tour of some of the remote installations of the command, tied in with a visit to Nome, according to pres ent plans. On hand to greet the group up on their arrival at the Elmendorf AFB flightline the morning of Oc tober 7 will be Lt. Gen. Raymond J. Reeves, commander-in-chief, Alaska; Maj. Gen. James C. Jen sen, commander, Alaskan Air Command, and Col. Thomas W. Gell, Elmendorf base commander. Noon that same day will find the Greater Anchorage Chamber of Commerce honoring the foreign at taches with a luncheon at the An chorage-Westward Hotel where they will stay during their visit here. Following this, they will return to Elmendorf AFB where they will receive a mission briefing on the Alaskan Air Command and tour the facilities of the 317th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron plus those of the Strategic Air Com mand’s 4158th Combat Support Group. That evening there will be an informal reception, again spon sored by the Anchorage Chamber of Commerce, followed by a no host dinner, all at the Anchorage Westward. The second day of their visit will be taken up with the aerial tour of the command and the visit to Nome which will include a mo tor tour of the city, lunch at the North Star Hotel with local civic leaders including State Senator Lester Bronson and Nome Cham ber of Commerce President Frank Couch, followed by Eskimo dances and blanket tossing under the di rection of Paul Green, noted Es kimo choreographer and interpre ter of Eskimo culture. Bringing the day’s activities to <♦>---- — - a close, Gen. Reeves and Gen. Jensen, along with their staff offi cers and ladies, will host a recep tion and dinner that evening at the Elmendorf Officer’s Open Mess with Lowell Thomas Jr., as the main speaker. Departing Elmendorf the fol lowing morning, the group will proceed to the second stop on their itinerary, the Boeing Aircraft Co., at Renton, Wash., where they will tour the company’s huge main plant and facilities. (.Continued on Page 2) Ray Heinrich Here for Unloading Ray Heinrich, Marine Superin tendent for B & R Tug and Barge Co., at Kotzebue, arrived in Nome Saturday. Along with Ray was his wife and daughter Kelly. The B & R’s Avik is in Nome to accept some 200 tons from the TALKEETNA for forwarding to Kotzebue, and Mr. Heinrich will supervise cargo handling. TALKEETNA ANCHORED The TALKEETNA arrived in the Nome roadstead at about 8:45 am. Saturday. Included in her cargo of some 2,300 tons she has aboard seven autos, one snow cat and a tractor.