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OLDEST NEWSPAPER IN ALASKA—MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS 64th Year No. 121 NOME, ALASKA, FRIDAY, OCTOBER II, 1963 Per Copy 15C Army Engineers Honor Bill Brown A GROUP OF REPRESENTATIVES of the U.S. Army Corn, of Engineers from the Anchorage, Fairbanks and Northwest division of the Corps visited Nome on Tuesday. While here they presented William (Bill) Brown with a plaque honoring his service with the Corps. The plaque, presented by Col. K. T. Sawyer on behalf of Vjenerai r.apsiey, was inscriueu;' “The Division of Engineers, U.S. Army. 1952-1962. For sus tained superior achievement in accident prevention. Awarded by the U.S. Army Engineer Divi sion, North Pacific Corps of En gineers to Nome Project — Alaska District.” In presenting the plaque, Saw yer stated, “This is for your out standing record of accident pre vention in your years of service in the Nome project. This is the only 10-year award given for some time now, and it is a very rare TELLER VOTES YES! WILL RUN ITS OWN AFFAIRS AS A CITY Teller is now officially a fourth class city. An official tally of 22 to 4 has set forth the wishes of the majority. A five man council was also elected. They include Johnny Kakaruk, Harold Tweet, Maggie Garnie, Phyllis Dickman and Steven Ok boak. These five will elect a mayor from their group and decide on legislation which will later permit public elections of officials. They will also set up the city ordinances according to the state laws gov erning cities of the fourth class. occasion.” Attending the presentation was, in addition to Col. Sawyer, District Engineer; Major Fredrick Hamlin Jr., Resident Engineer, Fairbanks Office; Capt. Howard Guba, As sistant Resident Engineer; Robert Prescott, Construction Division Chief; David J. Nicholls, Assistant Chief, Construction Division; Don ald Joslin, Division office in Port land, and Gordon F. Tidwell, Con struction Division of Engineers m Anchorage. The Hon. Judge Hubert Gilbert will be in Nome this coming week and plans to have the Superior ! Court in session Monday or Tues ■ day through Wednesday. He plans ] to return to Anchorage on Thurs day. WEATHER REPORT Continued fair with little change in temperature. Nome data last 24 hours as of 7 a.m. today: Temperatures: high est 31, lowest 20. Maximum wind 16 miles an hour from the North. Sunrise at 6:41 a.m., sunset at 4:55 p.m. Comparative data: Temperatures year ago today — high 32, low 17. Extremes on this date since 1907 — Highest 48 in 1926, lowest 8 in 1961. Northstar Here for Trip to King Islam! The S.S. NORTHSTAR arrived in the Nome roadstead dt about 3 a.m. today. She will be here uivd about midnight, according to Ei'l Wanser, the purser. While hole, sre will discharge some 10 cubic tons consisting of cargo picked up at Diomede Island, Kotzebue, Pt. Hope. Wales, and Deering. From here she will sail for King Island with some five families which are being transported back to their village for the winter. There will be approximately 30 tons offloaded there. The NORTHSTAR will ‘.hen steam toward Mekoryuk, where she will load about 80,000 pounds of reindeer meat. This will be dis tributed along the Aleutian chain and at Kodiak Island as the vessel makes its 15 more ports of call. From there she heads for her home port at Seattle. THE AVIK. B&R's tug, left at about 10 a.m. Thursday for Kotze bue towing a full barge of cargo from the TALKEETNA. It is rumored that she will re turn with construction equipment from Kotzebue and if so, due to the lateness of the season, will be forced to winter in the Snake River. PFC. John Herman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Herman, is home on leave from the Army. He will report back to duty at Ft. Camp bell in Kentucky on October 23. He is with the 101st Airborne Di vision. HQ A AC FAR NORTH HOSPITALITY — Cordial Eskimo greeting by natives of Nome, Alaska, is extended to some 43 Foreign Air Attaches f rom Washington, D.C., upon their recent visit here during an aerial tour of the Alaskan Air Command. Basing out of Elmendorf AFB, Headquar ters for AAC, the military air representatives f rom a like number of nations, spent two days with AAC as part of a week's orientation tour designed to acquaint them with various operations of the U.S. Air Force from Alaska to Cape Canaveral. Fla. The officer at the head of the line in center of picture is Lt. Gen. Armando De Souza E. Mello Ararigboia, air attache, dean of the air attache corps in Washington, D.C., and senior member of the visiting party. He is from Brazil and formerly headed the Brazilian Air Force. -Alaskan Air command Photo Nome Clothing Donations Heady for Barrow The people of Nome have re sponded in a most rewarding man ner to the call for donations of surplus clothing. The women vol unteers, Mrs. Roscoe Wilke, Mis. Elmer Straub, Mrs. Bill Brown, Mrs. Jim Cary, Mrs. Don Lyle and Mrs. Jim O’Sullivan worked on the afternoons of Tuesday. Wed nesday and Thursday. It is re ported that some 50 boxes, contain ing easily 1,000 pounds of good clothing, are ready to go. The do nations will travel to Barrow via the courtesy of Wien Airlines, who are making a special effort Ao deliver the clothing speedily and without charge. SMALL BUSINESS ADMIN. OFFERS AID IN BARROW REBUILDING (Associated Pfess Special Service) WASHINGTON — The Small Business Administration designated Point Barrow. Alaska, a disaster area today as a result of damage from an arctic storm on Oct. 4. The action permits owners of homes, businesses, churches and charitable institutions to apply to the agency for repair loans. Applications may be filed with the agency’s Anchorage office. Fairbanks’ Lathrop High Yearbook Takes 2d Prize NEW YORK M — The Cache, offset yearbook published by La throp High School in Fairbanks, was awarded a second place Fri day in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s 25th Annual Yearbook Contest. The Cache was competing with yearbooks published by schools with from 901 to 1,500 pupils. A second place is the third highest rating given the contest. CORDOVA WILL HOST STATE SCHOOL SUPERS CORDOVA (iP — School Super intendents from all sections of the state will gather here next week for the annual conference of the Superintendents Advisory Commis sion, Oct. 15-17. The commission meets each year to consider current educa tional problems and to make rec ommendations and suggestions for consideration by the State Depart ment of Education. During their meeting, the super intendents are scheduled to discuss the effect of borough organization on school districts, implementation of the public school foundation program and legislative recom mendations. MR. BILL BARBER, former Nome F.A.A. station manager, ar rived today for a short visit. Mr. Barber was station manager heie for many years and was replaced by Dusty Rhodes. While in Nome he was very active in civic affairs and palticularly in the Boy Scouts and School Board. He is now sta tioned in Anchorage in the Admin istrative Management Branch of the Systems Maintenance Division of the F.A.A. JOIN THE WALKING BLOOD BANK — The life you save may be your neighbor's . . . your neigh bor may save your life. — Register at the MMM Hospital NOW! Nome Cheerleaders Give their All to Accompany Team Nome High School Cheerleaders recently elected are planning a money raising project that they may accompany the basketball team on two trips during this coming basketball season. The Multi-Purpose Room will be con verted into a book store October 14, during the noon hour and after school. Students are requested to bring books to school Monday, Oct. 14, and any persons in Nome wishing to contribute used paper backs will please call Alice Arnold at 2631. She will see that the paper backs are picked up and taken to the school book store. By selling the books at 10 cents and 15 cents each, it is hoped that enough funds will be raised for at least one trip with the basketball team. Bake sales, mixers, and novelty activi ties will be other projects in tne near future. The five cheerleaders elected recently are Alice Arnold, Mary Lou Couch, Jean Foster, Betty Ann Hoogendorn and Delores Johanson. Sally Ailak is the alternate for the group. Mrs. Sharon Bell is the sponsor for the cheerleaders and pep club who are practicing cheers and rou tines and planning uniforms. Nome High Shool Pep Club offi ers elected were: June Oman, President, and Dorothy Ball, Sec retary-Tleasurer. Thousands Buried In Italy Disaster BELLUNO, Italy UPi — More than 10,000 men worked feverishly t_> day to collect bodies of the dead in the Vaiont Dam disaster and bury them in a gigantic mass grave to prevent outbreaks of disease. Premier Giovanni Leone came from Rome to the stricken area for a first-hand view of the dis aster as police moved out more than 200 persons whose villages are endangered by the threat of new landslides. Estimates of the dead ranged up to 3,000 believed killed when a mountain landslide crashed into the dam’s reservoir Wednesday night and sent flood waters roar ng over the dam and down the Piave River Valley. Most of the victims were still ouried under the tons of mud and rock that turned the lovely Alpine /alley 60 miles north of Venice nto a wasteland. Many of the bod ies may never be recoveled. Deputy Mayor Terenzio Arduin >f Longerone. whose town of 4,600 vas wiped out, said at least 1,500 >f the town’s residents were under :he debris. Where's the Fire The Fire Department was called jut at 5:43 a.m. today behind the residence of Maurice Kelliher. rhere was no fire. » 7 he Harpoon « Noticed several potential customers eyeballing new police paddy wagon.