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64th Year No. 136 NOML, ALASKA, FRIDAY, NOVHMBLR 15, 1965 Per Copy 15c School Board Hears Cheerleader, Considers New NHS Building Alice Arnold, acting as spokes man for the Cheerleaders, met with the Nome School Board on Tuesday and appealed for funds so that cheerleaders might attend games away from Nome. She de scribed various fund-raising pro jects, organized by the cheerlead ers, but which were inadequate for the funds needed to travel with the team. There followed a dis cussion on the use of money from the Athletic Fund. Mr. Craft, school board member, suggested the utilization of gate receipts for supplementing cheerleaders’ funds raised by the cheerleaders, and stated that the school board could not approve funds for cheerleader travel from the General Fund. Mr. Vic Charles, School Super intendent, suggested that a board committee or the school board be gin a study of the feasibility of a Kenai Airport Will Revert to City JUNEAU LP — The General Ser vices Administration has com pleted arrangements for the trans fer of the Kenai Airport to the City of Kenai, Sen. Ernest Gruen ing said today. The airport, formerly operated by the Federal Aviation Agency, will continue to be operated as a public airport by the city, Gruen ing said in a wire to the Asso ciated Press from Washington. The GSA advised Gruening that the transfer will involve some 1,698 acres of land, a 7,000x150 foot runway, a parking area, field lighting system and rotating bea con light. LIGHTS OUT . . . A broken high pressure fuel line on the main generating plant caused a 15-minute blackout Wed nesday night, according to John Slagle, power utilities manager. Chief of Police Bob Oliver re ports that slippery sidewalks have claimed their first victim of the winter. Annie Kunayak, age 15, slipped and injured her leg in front of the bank on Wednesday morning, according to the chief. Weather Report Continued fair today, tonight and tomorrow. Low tonight —5. High tomorrow 19. Nome data last 24 hours as of 7 a.m. today: Temperatures: highest 12, lowest —4. Maximum wind 14 miles an hour from the North Northeast. Sunrise at 8:34 a.m., sunset at 2:58 p.m. Comparative Data — Tempera tures year ago today: High 31, low 25. Extremes on this date since 1907: Highest 39 in 1907, lowest •—17 in 1956. new high school building. Mrs. Wilke, Board Treasurer, suggested a 4 or 5 year plan which might be put into operation for the financing of the proposed new high school. Mr. Craft made a rough estimation of the probable cost of bonds, and asked that the bond payments for the elementary school be pro jected through final payment and that the Tobacco Tax be projected for the same amount of time, in order that the board could have a more clear financial picture. FBI Grabs Former National Guard Sergeant KETCHIKAN OP) — A former National Guard sergeant has been arrested at Ketchikan on charges of theft of government property. 25-year-old Herbert David Kin dred was arrested by the FBI at Ketchik.m and accused of taking Army clothing and equipment while serving with the National Guard. , Kindred was jailed at Ketchikan awaiting court action. More Than 300 Attend Nome School Open House The Openhouse of the Nome j Public Schools was well attended by parents and citizens last even- ; ing. All faculty and staff members were on hand to meet visitors and answer questions about the work and program of the schools. Student guides assisted adults in finding the various rooms and departments, and every room had exhibits of student work. Refresh ments in the Multipurpose Room j were served in a gallery type sur rounding. Pictures of early day Nome school scenes, papers, re ports, and other historic displays were on tables for viewers. Stephen McPhetres, Music Di rector and Chairman of the fac ulty Special Events Committee, was the person responsible for this year’s observance of American Education Week. ^.ivers-Ghemm Offer Low Bid for Tok Cutoff Work ! JUNEAU (jP) — Rivers Construe- j tion Co. and the Ghemm Co., An- ; chorage, submitted an apparent low joint bid of $1,608,797 today for grading, drainage and bitumi nous surfacing work on the Tok Cutoff. The work will be done between j Mile 24.4 and Mile 30.1 of the route. The job will also include utiities relocation. Robert Sharp, Deputy Commis sioner of Highways, said the state estimate on the work was $1,881, 327 Highway Dept. Sliakeup Follows Road Inquiry ANCHORAGE dP>—Two Anchor age District State Highway engin eers have been fired in the wake of department investigations into the Sunshine-Susitna road con struction project. A third engineer has been trans ferred to Juneau. Roy Jenkins, highway engineer in charge of the Anchorage Dis trict, said the transfer of Warren Wild to the Highway Department’s Juneau office was not the result of recent reports that Sunshine Susitna road failed to meet con struction specifications. Wild is district construction en gineer. His reassignment, as assist ant state road design engineer, is effective Monday. Fired, effective today, were Law rence Byrd, project engineer in the Palmer office, and Don Meldon, resident engineer in Talkeetna. The Sunshine-Susitna road is a five-mile stretch of the new An chorage to Fairbanks Highway. It is located about 12 miles south of Talkeetna. Jenkins said information un covered in the department’s inves tigation led to dismissal of the two men. Jenkins told newsmen Meldon and Byrd were fired because “they had not been doing their jobs.” Jenkins said Wild’s transfer was requested by the Juneau office. 40 Questioned JUNEAU Uf> — Juneau Police Chief Pat Wellington said today his staff and State Police are com pleting a five-week morals inves tigation in whch some 40 persons have been questoned here and in Anchorage. Capt. William Trafton. State Police Commander for Southeast Alaska, said a “half dozen" state employes have been interrogated during the investigation. Trafton said Wellington has questioned “at least one” state em ploye in Anchorage. The investigation dealt with ho mosexual activities. Under an agreement between Juneau police and State Police. Wellington’s staff interrogated only those not connected with state government, with the exception of the questioning done by Welling ton in Anchorage, Trafton said. Gov. William A. Egan was high ly critical of a report that most of those persons questioned during the course of the investigation were state employes. “Actually,” the Governor said, “only a very small percentage of the persons questioned had any connections with state govern ment.” Council Calls for Dec. 6 Vote to Clear Trail for Sewer-Water Bonds Issue THE NOME COMMON COUNCIL met last night and passed Ordinance No. 426 which calls for an election on December 6. Thus a proposition will again be put before the voters calling for municipal indebtedness of $475,000 through the issuance and sale of revenue bonds at an interest rate not to exceed 6 per cent . . . for the purpose of constructing a water and sewer system. The voters have once before bal loted on this same issue. This time, however, while the voters are bal loting on practically the identical issue, it will be in the form of twro propositions rather than one. Proposition No. 1 will call for the issuance of $75,000 in revenue bonds at a rate not to exceed 6 per cent, for a maximum term of 30 years’ indebtedness, for a SAN ITARY SEWERAGE SYSTEM. Proposition No. 2 will call for the issuance of $400,000 in rev enue bonds at a rate not to exceed , G per cent, for a maximum term of 30 years’ indebtedness, for a WATER SUPPLY .AND DISTRI BUTION SYSTEM. Thus the voters will be ballot ing December G on the same issue as they overwhelmingly gave the nod to on January 22 of this year . . . except that it will be divided as to water and sewer rather than combined into one proposi tion. The city has found this to be necessary in orcU r to market the bonds due to decisions of at torneys for two bonding compan ies which stipulate that the ’prop- ! ositions be treated separately, and I be approved of by a majority of the qualified voters. An inspector and judge, two judges and two clerks were named by the Mayor for each of the two city precincts. Ordinance No. 426, calling for the election, will be posted at the City Clerk's office, the office of the Magistrate, and in TO THE PEOPLE OF NOME: According to legal opinions of the Bonding Company attorneys, they feel that it is necessary to hold another election on Sewer and Water Revenue Bonds. They feel it is necessary to vote on separate issues, sewer as a sep arate item and water as a sep arate item on the ballot. By so doing, this w;ll make it easier to sell the bonds. I would like to encourage the people of Nome to vote in favor of both issues as they appear on the ballot Dec. 8. Progress of Nome's Sewer and Water Pro jet has been all too slow. Now by voting "Yes" on both issues I am sure that the project will finally become a reality, and by so doing Nome will be a better place in which to ive. Mayor of the City of Nome ROSCOE J. WILKE the Post Office. In other business to come be fore the Council, the Light and Power Utilities board advised that they approve of a Utility bond transfer which will save the city several thousands of dollars in in terest charges. The firm of Mar shall and Meyer, holding $600, ' 000 in revenue bonds used to fi ! nance the new power plant and i system, have elected to purchase ; the $145,000 in revenue bonds pre viously sold on the old plant. This move will reduce the interest rate about 1 per cent, thereby cutting . the expense to the city by some | $12,000. U.S. Marsha] Here George A. Bayer, U.S. Marshal for Alaska, arrived Thursday from his Anchorage headquarters to handle accumulated Federal and Civil matters in this area. Criminal Informations have been filed with the Deputy Clerk of the U.S. District Court, Airs. Grace Herman, charging five St. Law rence Island individuals with a Federal Misdemeanor, according to Bayer. Criminal Summons will be served on these defendants, re quiring their appearance before the next Nome Session of the Dis trict Court. A Criminal Complaint was filed with United States Commissioner, Alaurice Kelliher. charging a juven ile with a felony offense. The ju venile will be taken before the U.S. District Court in Anchorage for further action under the Fed eral Juvenile Delinquency Act, stated the marshal. Marshal Bayer expects to be in the Nome area for three or four days. FLOODED STOVE PLUS DIRTY STACK EQUALS FIRE A fire call at 5:40 Thursday morning sent police officer Minix to the residence of Perry Kagoona on Kings Way. The fire, a result of a flooded stove and dirty stack, was quickly extinguished by Minix and was under control upon ar rival of the Fire Department.