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OLDEST NEWSPAPER IN ALASKA—MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS 64th Year No. 122 NOME, ALASKA, MONDAY, OCTOBER \4, i%.s Per Copy 15C X-rav Team Here I he Alaska Health Department announces that the X-ray Survey Team, composed of Rex Morrow and Jim Sullivan, will provide free X-rays for all adults at the City Hall. The schedule is as follows: Tuesday, Oct. 15 — 10 to 12 a.m, 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 — 1 to 5 p.m . 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 — 1 to 5 p.m., 7 to 9 p.m. These X-rays are examination for tuberculosis as well as expos ing heart disease and cancer. All adults should avail themselves of the opportunity to have a free examination. School Superintendents to Gather at Cordova The annual conference of the Superintendents Advisory Com mission will be held in Cordova October 15-17, according to As sistant Commissioner of Education Robert P. Isaac. The Commission, composed of superintendents from city and inde pendent school districts throughout the State, meets each year to con sider current educational prob lems and make reommendations and suggestions for consideration by the Commissioner and tne State Department of Education. Topics planned for discussion include: The effect of borough or ganization on school districts; im plementation of the Foundation program (State support for pub lic shools); personnel pratices and professional legislative recommen dations. The Association of Alaska School Boards plans to hold their annual meeting concurrently with the Su perintendents Advisory Commis sion and will participate in sev eral joist sessions during the three-day conference. WEATHER REPORT (From the U.S. Dept, of Commerce Weather Bureau) Continued cloudy with Northeast winds 15 to 25 miles per hour. Little change in temperature. Nome data last 24 hours as of 7 a.m. today: Temperatures: high est 33, lowest 25. Maximum wind 21 miles an hour from the North Northeast. Sunrise at 6:53 a.m., sunset at 4:44 p.m. M-M-M Nurse Will Take Anesthesia Training Barbara Wilson, nurse at the M-M-M Hospital for over two years, leaves Friday for Minnea polis, Minn., where she will en roll for the next year and a half in a school for special training as an anesthetist. Upon completing her special training she plans to return to the local hospital where the surgical department has been handicapped due to the shortage of specialists in this field. Miss Wilson, who is also a deac oness of the Methodist Church, has spearheaded the project of the Omie McCarthy Circle by sharing her talent as an artist, and sketching a picture on the back of the beau tiful wild flowers picture which is their project, and orders for which keep the group busy the year ’round. WOMAN'S CLUB WELCOMES FOREIGN VISITORS WITH LOCAL FLAVOR The Woman’s Club of Nome, as its international project of the year, assisted in the welcoming ol the Air Attaches from Washington D. C., who were here last Tuesda> and represented over 40 nations i in the free world. Each guest was presented with a jar of Nome made jelly frorr j tundra berries and a special greet | ing was expressed to them by Mrs Robert Fenstermacher, who spoke in English, Congolese and French Another club member, Mrs. Dear Bronson, added international coloi by appearing in her native India sari. Highways Meeting At Douglas A three-day meeting with tin district highway engineers and the headquarters staff began Oct 9 at the Department of Highway:: building in Douglas. Purpose of the meeting was tr discuss the Highways budget pres entation and programming of work for the next fiscal year, Commis sioner D. A. McKinnon said. A similar conference was held last year. District engineers who were there for the meeting were Roy W. Jenkins, Anchorage; H. W. Johanson, Fairbanks; Cosby Steen, Juneau; Nels Kjelstad, Valdez, and Obert Hyde, Nome. Newspaper Week Stresses Freedoms This week, October 13-19, is National Newspaper Week WHAT is it? Its purpose is to emphasize the big difference that newspapers make in our life, the vital role they play in protecting the people’s three great freedoms— Freedom of the Press . . . Free dom of Speech ... and Freedom of Religion. The freedoms which the press protects make an important dif ference in our life. They guarantee your right to KNOW what your government is doing, to VOICE your own oinions about current problems, and to BELIEVE in whatever ideals you choose, even if they don’t coincide with the ideology of the men in power. There are many places in the world today — not just in Russa — where editors are tnroiiiea ior “Causing public unrest," or “in sulting" the government. Cuba is one of those places, and is just a long swim from the U.S. coast, People are not free where the press is gagged. The big difference between our lives and theirs is a free press. Newspapers make a difference in people’s lives every day. Then news and sports articles tell whal has happened in the world; theii editorials tell why. Their features and cartoons offer a world of en tertainment; the ads, a complete shopper’s guide in a nutshell. And that’s not all. This newspaper every newspaper, is constantly try ing to improve itself, to serve yoi better, every day. Committee Will Reveal Effects of Smoking oil Health WASHINGTON UP> — The scien tific jury sitting in judgment of the link between smoking and health is nearing the end of its de liberations. Probably its cumulative mind is already made up in many areas -- and reports indicate fairly com plete agreement in its views. Its report to the nation is ex pected before the end of the year and could come at any time. There are reports that drafts ol the Advisory Committee on Smok ing and Health’s deliberations or parts of its judgement are alreadv in private government circulation but panel spokesmen insist tha the final report has not yet beer formulated. Probably not since the long wai for a verdict on the Salk polio vac cine has a scientific health deci sion raised such interest. But it may be disappointing, t< a degree, when it finally comes. I will restrict itself to the validir or invalidity of reported links be tween smoking and health. It wi‘ not suggest legislation, or actio' — or at least that is not its presen intent. The panel met for the first tim last November — and that meetin was mostly organization. Th panelists didn’t get down to thi facts of the case until last Januar. and March. Since then committee member: have been working night, day anc vacation. You can find heav\ smokers on the panel, but it woui be useless to gauge their scicntifi answers from their personal hab its. There have been charges of po litically instigated delays. Certain ly many have wondered if press ures have been exerted, consider ing the tobacco industry’s siz<. and influence. Tobacco taxes rui into the billions and tobacco farm to the hundred thousands. But there is no evidence of any political or other interference in the jury’s deliberation. Spokesmen for the panel deny there has been any. The panel was selected from nominations of health agencies, federal units and the tobacco in dustry. Delays have been encountered, spokesmen point out. But they also point to the bourgeoning piles of evidence considered. KING ISLAND GROUP LEAVE WITH NORTH STAR The following King Islanders boarded the NORTH STAR Fri day: John Kukuluk and family, John Penetac and family, Ed Muk toyuk and family, Charlie Mayac and family, Paul Natanguk and family, John Ungushook, Joe Ang noc, Stanislaus Muktoyuk, Ro mauld Ketaxec and John S. Pen etac. Frances Ross, woman author, also joined the King Islanders. TALKEETNA SAILS The S.S. TALKEETNA de parted Nome this afternoon. She is bound for Sand Point. Alaska, for loading of fish, and then on to Seattle. Underwood Will Leave Safety Belts Up To Salons ! JUNEAU (/P)—A proposed change ; in the state traffic code to require ' the installation of seatbelts on ; new cars and pickup trucks was withdrawn by I\iblic Safety Com missioner Martin B. Underwood today. Underwood said Thursday that hearings would be held on the pro posed change, which would have required seatbelts for the driver and one front-seat passenger on all cars and pickups manufactured after Jan. 1, 1965, and offered for sale in Alaska. In announcing withdrawal of the proposed regulation, Underwood said the problem was one which should be left to the discretion of the Legislature, “since it had the matter before it at the last legis lative session.” The State Senate, during the 1963 session, turned down a bill, SB28, which would have required seat belts in new autos. Six Die in Flaming • Helicopter at Idlewild r NEW YORK W — All six per - suns aboard were killed today 1 when a New York Airways heli 1 copter crashed in flames at New' t York’s Idlewild Airport. Three of the victims were passengers and - the other three were crew mem l bers. ; Witnesses said the helicopter i i blew up after its takeoff. New r York Airways said it was en route to Wall Street in Manhattan and ; then to Newark Airport in New [ Jersey, w'hen the crash occurred. The blazing helicopter set fire to grass near the center of the sprawling airport, and more than a score of fire-fighting units re sponded to the alarm. The fire department says the helicopter exploded as it climbed away from the field. It was almost entirely destroyed. The twin-engine, twin-blade | craft is capable of carrying up to 25 passengers and three crew members. It is owned by New York Air ways, w'hich provides commuter service between downtown Man hattan and airports in the New York metropolitan area. California Group Wants Tito Banned from State LONG BEACH, iff — More than a dozen effigies of Yugoslavia’s i Marshal Tito have been discovered hanging in Southern California. Dummies of the Communist leader swung from flag poles, bridges and public buildings. Tito plans a visit to California later this week at the invitation of Governor Brown, who says it’s not an offi cial visit and adds that he won't be meeting Tito's plane. A dozen dummies were found in Long Beach, one in downtown Los An geles and three in suburban Lake wood. A group calling itself “The Committee against Communist Tito” has een trying to get public support for a protest of the visit. MISS SIDNEY ALBANO. kinder garten teacher at the Catholic Church last year, announced her intention to wed on Saturday, Oct. 12th. The lucky man is Wien Pilot Peter Lentzmeier. State High Court Rules City Chiefs Are Liable In Suits JUNEAU W — The State Su preme Court ruled today that a municipality is liable for the acts of its employes while engaged in a governmental function. The ruling came in a high court opinion vacating a summary judg ment entered in Third District Court involving a personal injury complaint filed by Idellar Seheele against the City of Anchorage and two of its policemen, Wayne Bas kett and T. J. Norris. The plaintiff claimed she suf fered personal injuries arising out of police brutality following her arrest on Sept. 29, 1960. The offi cers said her injuries were self inflicted while she was in a state of extreme intoxication. In granting the summary judg ment, Superior Court Judge Eld ward Davis relied upon an earlier State Supreme Court decision in the case of City of Fairbanks vs. Schaible, which said: “We hold that in this case the city is liable for the negligence of its fire department. However, since there were decisions of the Territorial District Court which may have led municipalities in Alaska to rely upon a doctme of immunity from that liability in the exercise of governmental func tions, in order to avoid hardship on the municipalities the rule we state in this case shall apply only to actions arising out of occur ences after the date of this opin ion.” In an opinion written by Asso ciate Justice Arend, the high court said it was now convinced its dic tum in the Fairbanks-Schaible case was erroneous and we. therefore, disavow it.” The Supreme Court ordered versed and the case remanded to the Scheele-Anchorage case re yersed and the case remanded to the trial court for further pro ceedings. High School Students Sponsored Friday Dance The Senior High School Student Council sponsored a party and dance in the multi-purpose room cxf the High School on Friday night. The dance, which lasted from 8 to 12 p.m., was chaperoned by Mr. and Mrs. Emmons and Mr. Poling, and was open to all of the Senior High School students and their guests BABY SHOWER Mrs. William Posey was hostess at a surprise baby shower given at her home last Thursday for one of Nome’s newest residents, Mrs. Angelo Huffas Jr., who arrived very recently from Germany. About 15 ladies, several of whom originally came from foreign coun tries, were among the guests, and many lovely gifts were given Mrs. Buffas. » 7 he Harpoon <( The last ship has sailed_ In the Good Ol' Days this was s-o-o-o-o permanent!