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64th Year No. 131
NOME, ALASKA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1963 Per Copy 15c Kennedy Writes Egan: Diplomats Trying; but Mark Crab Gear Better! JUNEAU UP) — President Ken nedy has advised Gov. Wm. Egan that he is hopeful that discussions with the Soviet Union will stop Russian destruction of American king crab gear off Kodiak Island. Egan wrote to Kennedy Oct. 1, advising the President that indis criminate fishing by Russian traw lers had resulted in extensive losses of king crab gear by U.S. fishermen. Kennedy said he had been ad vised that one of the problems in finding a solution to the problem has been the inability to find a practical method of effectively marking crab gear. The text of the President’s letter of Oct. 22, made public by Egan here today: “I have received your letter of Oct. 1 with further refeence to the problem which the crab fisher men off Kodiak are having with Soviet fishing activities. I am hopeful that representations that have been made to the Soviets, including the Ambassador, will re sult in elimination of this prob lem. “At both the technical level some months ago. and at the dip lomatic level in discussions here with the Soviet Embassy, the So viets seemed tu desire to cooperate in avoiding incidents. “In this connection, it was not until Oct. 1 that the Department of State was in a position to pre sent to the Soviet Embassy the de tailed documentation, including af fidavits and photographs of the in cidents reported in early Septem- j ber. This material was most help ful, and I am hopeful will contrib ute to obtaining the solution that we are seeking. “I understand, however, that one of our problems in seeking a permanent solution has been the inability thus far of our industry representatives and government technicians to find some practical method of marking the crab gear effectively, both in daylight and at Candy, Prizes are Features Of Lions Halloween Party The Lions Halloween Party turned into a huge success, accord ing to Lions Club officers. Window painting first prize went to Doug Scott, winner for the sec ond year in a row. He received a year’s supply of bubble gum and a patio table. A total of nine prizes were awarded. Children participation was really great, it is reported, with more than 20 pictures painted. The Lions passed out 342 pack ages of candy at the door after the evening program. It is esti mated that 500 people — mostly children—attended. Busses picked Up youngsters from King Island Village and Belmont Point, then returned them after the party. The Lions wish to thank the many people who called and ex- ; pressed appreciation of a good pro ject. Also they wish to thank those Who donated movies and their time — BIA, Dr Packard, and Nomerama Theater. night or at times of poor visibility. While this would have no bearing 1 on incidents occurring in conditions ! of good vsibility, it is my under- ! standing that most of the damage i seems to have occurred at night. I hope that it will be possible to work something out on this. “I well understand the frustra tion and resentment which our fishermen feel at the loss of their gear, and appreciate the counsel that you have given them to avoid incidents that would prejudice their case. We will continue to work at the problem here and hope there can shortly be a favorable settle ment.” Department of Highways Works Toward Alaska Centennial Goals Department of Highways Com missioner D. A. McKinnon has said, in response to an inquiry, that with some assistance from the Alaska Centennial Commission and members of its local committees, the Departent’s historical marker program might be enabled to move ahead more rapidly. During the coming winter months, many rustic signs can be produced in the Anchorage High ways’ shop if correct information and exact locations are furnished. “The number of historical markers that can be produced will be, in part, dependent upon the number of other official highway signs which must be made.” McKinnon said, “but it will also be affected by the availability of information in our hands regarding the his torical signs.” McKinnon inaugurated the his torical sign program shortly after his appointment as Highway Com missioner. In the year in which he has headed the Alaskan program, 20 signs have been put in place. Persons who have knowledge of significant sites, such as the cross ing of an old trail or the site of an old village, are invited to write to the Public Relations Office, De partment of Highways, Box 1841, Juneau, or the Alaska Centennial Commission, Box 1421, Juneau. They are asked to provide as full a knowledge of the site and its significance as they possess. Beta Sigs Making Plans for Holidays At the regular meeting of Xi Kappa, Beta Sigma Phi, held in the home of Mildred Harwood, the members completed plans for a rummage sale on Nov. 7, at the City Hall, and for the annual Christmas party to take place in December. Both of these activities will be shared with Kappa Chap ter. The 36-inch Walking Doll which both chapters will raffle for Christmas has arrived, and the members are planning a lavish wardrobe for her. The study program was pre sented by Mary Honsberger, and included an interesting contrast in the public speeches of Lincoln and Madame Nhu. Kennedy Will Open New Del.-Maryland Speedway WASHINGTON — President Kennedy has accepted an invita tion to take part in the opening of the $ 100-million Maryland-Dela ware Turnpike Nov. 14. The invitation was extended by Gov. J. Millard Tawes of Mary land, Gov. Elbert Carvel of Dela ware, and Democratic Sen. Daniel Brewster of Maryland during a call at the White House. The date for opening of the turn pike was fixed for the convenience of Kennedy. He is to speak before the annual convention of the AFL CIO in New York Nov. 15, the day originally contemplated for the j turnpike opening. The governors report the cere monies will take place at 4 p.m. on the Mason-Dixon Line between Elkton, Md., and Newark, Del. The jointly-financed toll road consists of 12 miles in Delaware and 53 miles in Maryland. When it is opened, it will be pos sible to drive from Washington, D.C., to New York without en j countering a stop light. The only required stops will be to pay tolls. Merc Pays Off Pete Larson won $4 as sole win ner to date in the Merc’s new give-away contest, reports Man ager Bob Smith. He stated that they are drawing a new number each day, and posting it in the | store window. These are to be com pared with the postal box number [ of residents, and if the box num ber matches the posted number — you’ve got a winner, according to Smith. Even the Ridge Runner goes along with this grocery fi nancing plan, stated the manager. Weather Report Cloudy tonight and occasional snow flurries. Partly cloudy Tues day. Little change in temperature. Nome data last 24 hours, as of 7 a.m. today: Precipitation: trace. Month total: trace. Temperatures: highest 16, lowest 9. Maximum wind 14 miles an hour from the East-Northeast. Sunrise at 7:59 a.m., sunset at 3:33 p.m. Comparative Data — Tempera tures year ago today: High 34. low 30. Extremes on this date since 1907: Highest 48 in 1928, lowest —10 in 1908. Village Councils Contract To Maintain Airfields V i 11 a g e Councils throughout Northwestern Alaska are accepting contracts with the State Divsion of Aviation for the maintenance of State airfields located in their communities. Some of the Village Councils that have already signed contracts are: Brevig Mission, Candle, Council, Dahl Creek. Deer ing, Elim, Gambell, Golovin, Hay cock, Kiana, Kivalina, Kotzebue, Koyuk, Lost River, Noatak, Norn?, Point Hope, Selawik, Serpentine Hot Springs, Shaktolik, Shishma ref, Solomon, Teller, Wales, and White Mountain. These contracts vary in amount from $300 to $5,000 and total over $63,000 for the Northwestern Area. The Division of Aviation feels that this program is of great im portance not only to the Divsion of Aviation but to the communities and area. After accepting a contract, the Village Council appoints an Air port Manager who works under its direction. The Council administers the airport fund which is deposited in the Nome bank. Each Council has the authority to rent equip ment, hire the men necessary for maintenance and other required work within the limits of their budget. Mr. Stuart Tope, maintenance su perintendent, has been in the Nome area for the past month and is working closely with all Villages which have contract awards with the Divsion of Aviation. FA A Opens Doors to Nome V isitors Saturday. November 2, the res- | idents of Nome were given a first 1 hand look at the new FA A facili- I ty. Guided by Ray Caudle, station manager, the public was given tours of the station and made acquainted with the various func tions and operations carried on there. A group composed of Vic Charles, Frank Couch, Bob Har wood, Ernie Hansen and Jim O’Sullivan were treated to a flight in an FAA specially outfitted DC3. The flight was scheduled for the purpose of testing out the new OMNI range. A couple of passes were made over the Nome area and the group taken to Tin City and return. No Nome Mothers Getting Set for Christmas Work The Nome Mother’s Club will meet tonight at the Lutheran Fel lowship Hall at 7:30. Members are instructed to bring their Christmas gift ideas and written instructions for the Christmas gift booklet. There will be another lesson on medical self help. All members are i urged to bring their finished face pins. The Mother’s Club extends an invitation to all interested per sons to attend this meeting. The program chairman is Mina Bachel der with Esther James in charge of games and Rose Keliher serving refreshments. I Tommy, Barb Martin I Heading South for Winter Tom and Barbara Martin will head south in about a week. They ! plan to go outside for the winter to soak up sunshine and take care of some personal affairs, according to Tom. Mr. Martin advised that he will close the Nome Liquor Store for the winter upon their departure, and will reopen it in the spring when they return. “With a couple of suntans and new stock, we’ll be back and hard at it again,” commented Tommy. BILL MUNZ, well-known bush pilot and former owner of Munz Airways, passed through Nome this past weekend. He has closed his mining operation at Bluff for the winter, and is proceeding south to his winter home in Mexico, with plans to stop off in California. landing was made at Tin City. The flight revealed to the group the advantages of the OMNI facili ty and the precise manner in which a pilot may make his ap proach — from any direction — to the field under instrument fly ing conditions. Flying close to the approximately 1300 foot tower at Port Clarence, illustrated to the participants of the flight the po tency of the output of that Coast Guard transmitter. Find Bogus Boodle BAD AUSSEE, Austria Ofl — Frogmen today recovered 10,000 pounds of counterfeit money from the bottom of Austria’s Lake Top litz, where it was dumped by Nazi commandos in World War II. But a government-sponsored div ing expedition has so far to pro duce any Nazi treasures alleged to be hidden in the lake. A spokesman for the Austrian Interior Ministry, which is super vising the search, said the coun terfeit bills were found in a water tight box located by an underwater television camera. When frogmen pulled the box to the surface it burst open and only 1,000 bills were recovered. The rest sank back to the bottom. The 10-pound notes reportedly were printed in Nazi < uncentra tion camps to be used by German spies and saboteurs abroad. A sim ilar box with counterfeit money was recovered two years ago. Pope Asks More Interest In Priesthood Careers VATICAN CITY UP — Pope Paul called today for more stu dents for the Roman Catholic jriesthood in a modern world. The appeal was made in an apos tolic epistle addressed to all bish ops on the fourth centennial of the stablishment of seminaries by the Council of Trent. The Pope said: “While modern civilization has spread amidst the Christian people, the desire and lust for worldly properties has cooled in many souls the appreciation of superna tural and eternal benefits.” The Pope said it was necessary to create an adequate spiritual at mosphere in families and school for the developing of priestly vo cations. CENTENNIAL QUIZ Although everyone knows that the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States took place in 1867, fewer probably know the sig nificance of all five of the follow ing dates of that year: (1) March 30, 1867 (2) April 9, 1867 (3) May 27, 1867 (4) June 20, 1867 (5) October 18, 1867 (For Answers See Page 8) » The Harpoon « We expect to see a couple of Nome businesses placed "off limits" soon.