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OLDEST NEWSPAPER IN ALASKA—MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS 64th Year No. 130 NOME, ALASKA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, !%S Per Copy 15C B1A Fells Rep. Blodgett: ‘We’ll Handle Power for Barrow!* JUNEAU UP) — The Bureau of Indian Affairs said yesterday it will assume the responsibility for generating power for use at Bar row, under an agreement with the Public Health Services and the Golden Valley Electric Association of Fairbanks. The BIA announcement came in the wake of charges by State Rep. Robert Blodgett, that the Indian agency was “torpedoing” a Barrow power project planned by the GVEA. William Davis, acting area di rector of the BIA, said that under the agreement with the PHS and the GVEA, the BIA will generate the power and it will be distrib uted by the GVEA. Up until this time, the respon sibility for generating and dis tributing the bulk of power used in the Barrow area has been that of the Pubic Health Service. The GVEA did have plans for Kelliher Will Hear Selavvik Incorporation Proposal The Village of Selawik peti tioned the Magistrate’s Court at Nome on Oct. 30, for incorporation. As a result, Magistrate Maurice Kelli’ner will hold a public hearing there on Nov. 20. A town meeting will follow, and the residents will then set the date for an election and submit names of people for the first City Council. There are 392 persons at Selawik, of which 147 are of voting age. James Wells is president of the Village Coun cil, and members signing the pe tition were William Sheldon, Roy A. Smith, Elmer Ballot, Jonas A. Ramoth, Jack D. Jones, Paul E. Ballot, Leslie Burnett, Ralph R. Ballot, Warren Ramoth and David N. Greice. 49th State Employes Get Top Wages According to figures compled by the Library of Congress, Alaska state employes rank first in the nation in the amount of their week ly earnings. The average weekly earnings of full-time Alaska state employes, with the exception of the Department of Education, as of October, 1962, was $147.38. Th;s is two-thirds more than the na tional average for state employes which stands at $91.42. The second ranking state is California which pays its employes an average of $124.69. Tennessee ranks 50th; it pays its employes but $65.08 a week. WEATHER BUREAU REPORT Continued fair. Low tonight 5. High tomorrow 20. Nome data last 24 hours as of 7 a.m. today — Temperatures: highest 24, lowest 3. Maximum wind 12 miles an hour from the North-Northwest. Sunrise at 7:47 a.m., sunset at 3:43 p.m. Comparative Data — Tempera tures year ago today: High 36, low 26. Extremes on this date since 1907 — Highest 50 in 1928, lowest ' 0 in 1918. a Barrow project, Davis said, but they suffered a killing blow by the | loss of equipment and supplies in an arctic storm which lashed Barrow Oct. 3. After the loss was assessed, Da vis and Fred Sloan, acting area plant management officer for the BIA, said, agreement was reached on a BIA generation-GVEA dis tribution plan. Sen. E. L. Bartlett announced Monday that the BIA had awarded a $30,828 contract to furnish a 450 kinowatt generator for use at Barrow. _ Death at Ice Show INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (^-Sixty two persons were killed and 385 others were injured last night when an explosion and fire ripped through a crowd watching the finale of an ice show in Indiana polis. The blast, blamed on escap ing gas. hurled about concrete slabs as large as pianos. Governor Matthew Welsh or dered an immediate investigation by the state fire marshal. Fire marshals in Indianapolis say a leaking tank of liquified pe ' troleum gas was responsible for last night’s explosion at the State Fairgrounds Coliseum. About 175 are still hospitalized, many in critical condition. Fire marshals said the leaking gas was being used to heat pop corn poppers under the section of the Coliseum shattered by the blast. The explosion occui’red dur ing an ice show. Gas leakage also is blamed for an explosion that ripped through a crowded drug store last night in Marietta, Ga., killing seven per sons. , Twenty-five others were in jured, eight seriously. The blast occurred at the height of a Hal loween celebration. Rescue teams are still clearing debris searching for more possible victims. j QUIET HALLOWEEN Bob Oliver, Chief of Police, re ports that Halloween was very quiet. A few road blocks were put up by the more ambitious young sters, but no serious damage was reported. “Some of the roadblocks were removed by other youngsters before we had to move them,” re ported the chief. “This is one for tiie book.” On Wednesday night three win dows were broken at the school, and, according to Oliver, four youths have been apprehended and turned over to the Youth and Adult Authority. WASHINGTON (^—Democratic Representative Tom Steed of Okla homa said yesterday he knew a Senator who had two “call girls” ' on his payroll. Steed also said: “There is plenty of free whisky around Senatorial offices.” Steed said he doesn’t know whe ther the two girls are still em- j ployed by the Senator, whom he j refused to identify. He said he ' came across the girls at a Wash- i ington party. About the free whis ky, he said he did not know where j I it came from. Open House at FAA Tomorrow When: 1 to 5 Saturday afternoon, November 2. Where: Nome Flight Service Station — Nome Municipal Air port. Why: To culminate Federal Avia tion Week in celebration of FAA’s Fifth Anniversary. Who: Everyone, including the youngsters, are invited to attend and participate. What: There will be coffee, juice and Fifth Anniversary Cake served during the social hour: 2 to 3 p.m. Special: An FAA Facilities Flight Check aircraft will be on display for the public’s inspection. The Chamber of Commerce will spon sor a motor parade from down town Nome to the airport, leav ing the Federal Building at 1:30; participate or catch a ride. The Cake Cutting Ceremony will be at 2 o’clock; cake furnished by North Star Bakery. Your hostesses will be lovely, talented and charming FAA wives. Help the FAA celebrate this milestone in aviation history. ‘Pilots Should be j Brave ... And Not Get Airsiek’! j The bush carriers in Alaska ! move many thousands of people : from hither to you each year, and i in order that these travelers should he more aware of the reasons for ; the high cost of transport, we have ; re-printed one small boy’s opinion ! of what it means to be a pilot, as ! reported by United Airlines publi cation, Shield. The story was written by a third grader in a California school, writ ing an essay in response to a teach- ; 1 er’s query “What do you want to be when you grow up?”: “I want to be a pilot when I ; grow up . . . because it’s fun ; and easy to do. That's why there are so many pilots flying around today. “Pilots don’t need much school: ' they just have to learn to read numbers so they can read instru- ! ments. I guess they should be able ; to read road maps so they can find their way if they get lost. ‘‘Pilots should be brave so they won’t be scared if it’s foggy and they can’t see, or if a wing or motor falls off they should stay calm so they’ll know what to do. Pilots have to have good eyes to see through clouds and they can’t be afraid of lightening or thunder because they’re closer to them than we are. “The salary pilots make is an other thing I like. They make more money than they can spend. This is because most people think air plane flying is dangerous except pilot’s don’t because they know how easy it is. “There isn’t much I don’t like except girls like pilots and all stewardesses want to marry pilots so they always have to chase them away so they won’t bother them. “I hope I don’t get airsick be cause I get carsick and if I get airsick I couldn’t be a pilot and then I’d have to go to work.” Reports Indicate Rebels in Control; Kennedy U.S. Forces Converge to Protect Life SAIGON, Viet Nam (AP) — A military revolt broke out today against the government of South Viet Nam. There are unconfirmed reports that President Diem has been deposed — and that his brother, Ngo Dinh Nhu, a powerful figure in the government, has been killed. Neither report can be confirmed. But it is clear that the Roused in Early A.M.; I Diem regime is facing its strong-7 est challenge since it came to power. Details of the revolt are con fused and sketchy, but this much appears clear. The rebels are in control of Radio Saigon in the Vietnamese capital. They may hold other areas as well. A broad cast indicated the revolt was led by 14 Marine and Army generals and colonels. One rebel broadcast said President Diem and his brother had been given an ulti matum to surrender or be killed. The United States has ordered military forces to move in the di- j rection of South Viet Nam — to protect American lives, if neces sary. The Pentagon said this is a precautionary move — and does not mean that American forces are taking any part in the situation in South Viet Nam. President Kennedy was awak ened early this morning with first reports of the revolt. Several hours ! later, he met in urgent conference ! with top military and diplomatic j advisers. In Boston, Mrs. Nhu's father — 1 the former Vietnamese Ambassa dor to the United States — said if the report is true that Mrs. Nhu’s husband has been killed he will try to see his daughter. Sev eral times during her visit to this country, Mrs. Nhu has tried to see her father — but he has re fused. On Capitol Hill, the Senate Dem ocratic Leader. Mike Mansfield, said the uprising against the Diem ; government calls for re-assessment i and re-appraial of American poli cy in South Viet Nam and in all of Southeast Asia. In Los Angeles, Mrs. Nhu said if the news is true about the mili tary coup in her country it would be a “great shame” for many Americans. Mrs. Nhu said: “We j all know that many Americans had waited for this for a long i time.” i Generals and Party Are Visiting Here The Commanding General, Alas kan Command, Lt. General Ray mond J. Reeves and wife, and the Commanding General Alaska Air Command, Major General James C. Jensen, visited Nome today on an orientation tour. The party includes the Public Affairs Officer, Lt. Colonel Wake field; General Reeves’ aide, Capt. Cox: General Jensen’s aide, Capt. Krause, and an aircraft crew of six. An informal briefing was scheduled for 3 p.m. in City Hall. During the evening an informal no host dinner at the North Star Seaview Room is planned. The party will remain overnight. > In New York — A Veitnamese exile — a former official in Sai gon — said he was informed that a new government being formed in his country plans to demand that the United States send Mrs. Nhu back to South Viet Nam for trial. The United States has tempor arily suspended all assistance to the South Viet Nam government. It also has ordered all Americans to stay off the streets in Viet Nam, pending further instructions. There have been no casualties reported among the more than 3,500 American civilians in South Viet Nam. There also are 16,500 American military personnel in the country — helping in the war against the Communists. School Fluoride Program To Begin Monday Starting Monday morning and continuing through the week of Novo 4 to Nov. 8, Dr. Packard in forms us that he. his dental assist ant, and a team of local mothers, will be at the grade school apply ing a fluoride solution to the pu pils’ teeth in an effort to reduce future decay. The lower grades will be done first and the higher grades later in the week. Each day will begin with an educational film for those children who will receive the fluoride for the day. Each child will receive a new toothbrush and be shown by the mothers just how to brush their teeth properly. Other mothers will instruct the children concerning foods that are good for both the body and the teeth, plus foods that are harmful to the teeth. Each child will have his or her teeth cleaned, after which the fluoride solution will be applied. Dr. Packard states that scientific evidence indicates that approxi matey 30 per cent of all future decay is eliminated on children who receive the fluoride treat ment. No harmful effects have ever been found. This treatment is recommended for children of ages 3 to 13 years. Human ear wax contains a nat ural insect repellent. Gambell io Meet on Incorporation A town meeting is scheduled for Gambell on Monday, Nov. 4. At that time they will set the date for their incorporation election.