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OLDEST NEWSPAPER IN ALASKA—MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS 64th Year No. 124 NOME, ALASKA, Alaska Day, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1963 Per Copy ] 5£ State Chamber Fold ‘’Get Together And Chart Course’ JUNEAU UP*—1The State of Alas ka has had enough studies on means to achieve economic devel opment, the vice president of a San Francisco management con sultant firm told the State Cham ber of Commerce today Speaking before the Chamber’s Fourth Annual Meeting, Gordon Smith of Booz, Allen & Hamilton said that what is needed now are clear objectives for the future, ef fective leadership and motiva tion. “There is a tremendous need for cooperation between all agen cies, government and private, in terested in economic develop ment, Smith said. He said efforts to achieve eco nomic development have been marked, to some extent, by con fusion and indecision. While he said he did not in tend to be critical, Smith said there was a desperate need for Alaskans not only to recognize their problems but also to realize that they cannot be solved over night. iiicijwi lie: cuu" merated were small population in relation to the size of the state, high unemployment, high cost of production and high government employment. Smith said one of the reasons the state had failed thus far in attracting large capital invest ments is because “ there is not a sufficiently imaginative effort on the part of Alaskans to attract in vestment capital. “If Alaskans do not exhibit greater internal pride,” Smith said, “Alaska’s image on the out side will be impaired.’ PEACE CORPS EXAMINATIONS will be given on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 8:30 a.m. in Room 120 of the Federal Building. To qualify applicants must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen. Applicants are requested to be in the testing room by 8:20 a.m. For more information call Helen Doyle, 443-2525, after 5 p.m. tonight. The AVIK and barge arrived in Nome at 2:30 a.m. on Thursday. She discharged her cargo and has laid up in the Snake River slough for the winter. The AVIK belongs to the B & R Tug and Barge Com pany in Kotzebue. — O-O-P-S ' — In Wednesdays paper we an nounced that the Thursday night Halloween party, in the Multi Purpose Room, was for the enter tainment of pre-school children. This should have read pre-high school children. Mary Honsberger Gives Beta Sig Report A detailed report of the state wide Beta Sigma Phi convention held recently in Anchorage was given to Xi Kappa chapter at its regular meeting by Mary Hons berger. In addition to telling the Nome members of the full conven tion schedule, she shared the sou venir contents of a tote bag which each delegate received. The bags were made up by Anchorage soror ity members and depicted the “in ternational” theme of the conven tion. Beta Sigma Phi chapters are ac tive in countries all over the west ern world and each bag featured an individual figure in native cos tume representing one of the coun tries. Xi Kappa members participated in a study program entitled “Pub lice Speaking” as prepared by Ruth McLean. Co-hostesses for the meet ing and a social hour afterwards were Beverly Morgan and Beverly Blanning. A co-ordinating committee has been formed to cover activities which Xi Kappa and Kappa chap ters will share during the coming year. The committee consists of Agnes Walsh and Ruth McLean, presidents; Carol Farley and Bev erly Morgan, social chairmen; Sharon Harwood and Beverly Blanning, service chairmen; and Janette Kelley and Mildred Har wood, ways and- means chairmen. Plans for the next two months include a rummage sale, Thanks giving baskets and the annual Christmas party. CHAMBER DIRECTORS PICK NOME FOR MEETING SITE Senator Pearse Walsh, Nome representative at the State Cham ber of Commerce Convention held in Juneau, reports that the regu lar directors meeting will be held in Nome sometime in late April. The next annual meeting of the chamber as a whole will meet in Fairbanks next year. SOLICIT COINS FOR TWO LOCAL PROJECTS Golden painted cans are being distributed throughout the various business establishments in Nome. These cans, about 12 in number, are for the collection of donations to the Nome Chamber of Com merce. The money contributed will be used to further two projects: The collection of mining day relics to be placed in Nome proper, and the continued effort to plug for the Nome to Fairbanks road. — Errata — Wednesday’s paper neglected to report that Joe Waterman was in cluded in the ‘'Louis Green Com bo.” This was unfortunate, as we understand he did a BANG UP JOB on the drums, and with his singing. Hayes Opinion Anchors Scott in City Clerk Seat JUNEAU UP — Provisions of Alaska law calling for the filing of declarations of candidacy by persons seeking municipal office do not prohibit write-in votes, Attv. Gen. George N. Hayes said yesterday. “A qualified person receiving a sufficient number of votes is elec ted whether his name is printed on the ballot or not,” Hayes said in an opinion written for Thomas Balone, City Attorney for Nome. “A person elected to public of fice must have certain qualifica tions,” Hayes said. “This is so whether he is a de clared candidate, who files his dec laration and whose name appears on the ballot, or whether he is elected without having formally filed his declaration. “A formal declaration of candi dacy is neither a qualification nor a prerequisite to public office.” In Nome’s Oct. 1 municipal elec tion, Balone had ruled that 245 writein votes received by Robert Scott for the office of City Clerk were invalid because he had not filed a declaration of candidacy. Scott received more votes than Chuck Frazier, whose name was the only one appearing on the ballot for the office of City Clerk. Frazier received 206 votes. Icebreaker Heads for Barrow after Deaths WASHINGTON W — The ice breaker Staten Island is headed toward Barrow from the Beaufort Sea where her skipper and his helicopter pilot were killed in a crash on the icepack Monday. The helicopter broke through the ice and sank in 2,000 fathoms. Those lost were 30-year-old Com mander John J. Netschel of Se attle and Ensign James L. Wood of Annapolis, Maryland, the pilot. They had been on a reconnaissance flight from the Staten Island. Commander J. L. Erickson . . . named by the Navy as Metschel’s replacement to command the Sta ten Island . . . flew to Alaska from Seattle. WEATHER BUREAU REPORT Partly cloudy this afternoon, North to Northeast winds, 10 to 20 miles per hour, with little change in temperature. Nome data last 24 hours as of 7 a.m. today: Temperatures: high est 28, lowest 20. Maximum wind 16 miles an hour fom the North east. Sunrise at 7:02 a.m., sunset at 4:30 p.m. Comparative Data — Tempera tures a year ago today: High 29, low 18 Extremes on this date since ^ 1907: Highest 48 in 1925, lowest 0 in 1928. Legislative Council Chiei Given Heave-Ho In Five-to-One Tally By WARD SIMS Associated Press Staff Writer JUNEAU OP — The Legislative Council, in an angry, shouting ses sion that lasted for almost an ! even hour, ousted Anchorage Re- [ publican Bruce Kendall as chair- | man Wednesday. The action was immediately ap pealed by Rep. John E. Longworth, the only other Republican besides Kendall present at the meeting. The council asked Atty. Gen. George N. Hayes’ office to have an opinion on the legality of Ken dall’s ouster as chairman. State Attorney General George * N. Hayes upheld the right of a majority of a quorum of the Legis lative Council to oust Council Chairman Bruce Kendall. After Hayes opinion was read to the council at a tense meeting I Kendall adjourned the meeting. A successor was not named. The removal of Kendall, also Speaker of the House of Repre sentatives, was called for by Rep. Warren A. Taylor, himself a for mer House Speaker and council chairman. Taylor said that by his “actions and words, Mr. Kendall has re duced the efectiveness and effi ciency of this council.” Ticking off a bill of particulars, Taylor accused Kendall of: 1. Using obscene language at a recent Anchorage meeting in ref erences to another member of the council, Sen. W. O. Smith, in dis I cussing a letter Smith had written to the Ketchikan Daily News. 2. Telling newsmen at Honolulu during the Aug. 19-23 meeting of the National Legislative Confer ence that the money spent by Alas ka on the conference wasn’t wortn ] Unemployment Kate for Nome is 9.9 Per Cent JUNEAU •J’1 — Alaska’s insured unemployment rate was 4.9 per cent during the week ending Oct. 12, up from 4.5 per cent the pre vious week, Labor Commissioner Gil Johnson said today. Johnson attributed the ruse to new claims filed by persons in the commercial fishing and fish pro cessing industries. The Oct. 12 rate compared with 4.0 per cent during the same week a year ago, reflecting, Johnson said, the poor fishing season on Bristol Bay and slackening activi ty in the transportation, commu nications and mining industries. Continuing unemployment in sured by state law during the week ending Oct. 12 was 1,628. The insured unemployment rate by area included Anchorage, 5.1 per cent; Fairbanks 3.0; Juneau 4.4; Ketchikan 5.5; Nome 9.9; Pe tersburg 14.9, and Sitka 21. c c I \ I \ \ i c 1 it, without checking first with other members of the Legislative Coun cil. 3. Insulting, while intoxicated. Fairbanks businessmen at a recent dinner given by them for the coun cil, bringing disrespect on the council. In rebuttal, Kendall said the language to which Taylor objected at the Anchorage meeting was used during an executive session closed to the public. He said Smith had told him after the Anchorage executive session that the letter to which he, Ken dall, objected violently was writ ten in haste. ‘■Never once was that which transpired in the executive session at Anchorage mentioned publicly by me,” Kendall said. “I only wish Mr. Taylor had accorded me the same courtesy of an executive session that I accorded Sen. Smith, so we could have washed our dirty linen in private.” Kendall said that while he did not think the Honolulu conference was worth the money, he said he had also mentioned during the news conference that he would recommend to the Legislature that no further funds for the confer ence’s meeting be approved. Tlie House Speaker categorically denied that he was intoxicated during the Fairbanks dinner or had insulted his hosts. In the final vote, Taylor; Sen. Frank Peratrovich, Sen. Smith, Rep. Axel Johnson and Sen. Lester Bronson, voted to remove Kendall. Longworth voted against the mo tion. Kendall abstained. Absent were Sen. R. J. McNea y, Sen. Vance Phillips, and Rep. lim Parsons. During the debate on Taylor’s notion, which could better be de er i bed as a gang argument, Smith old Kendall that while their dif erences at Anchorage were a matter between you and me, it ouldn’t help but have an effect >n the work of this council.” (Continued on Page 2) BRIDGE TO BE CLOSED Mr. Bert Hyde, District High way Engineer, advises that the ’ilgrim River bridge, near Cotton wood on the Kougarok Highway, /ill be closed for one week or ntil repairs are completed. This Insure will begin at 8 ajn. on 'uesday, Oct. 22. » The Harpoon K Nome's Chamber of Com merce is providing the best weather in N.W. Alaska.