Fairbanks Daily News Miner, February 9, 1960

Fairbanks Daily News Miner

February 09, 1960

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Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Newspaper) - February 9, 1960, Fairbanks, Alaska CITY NEWS WS Airlines Oppose Pilot-Carrier Legislation C' ___.___________ Daily N Military Film For the education of military personnel and their families being transferred to Alaska, a 30-minute color-sound film is being prepared by the 1365th photographic group at Orlan- do, Florida. Charles Water- man, scriptwriter, arrived in Alaska about ten days ago to do research and writing on the project. Capt. John D. Mona- ghan, office of information Alaska Air Command is tech- nical advisor. They are work- ing with Maj. Phillip Pea- cock Ladd AFB information officer here. Work Party Lathrop High School's hock- ey squad and members of the! -Fairbanks police and fire de partments will hold a work party at 7 p.m. today at the Griffin Park ice rink. Finish ing touches will be put on the edges of the ice, with the re- maining snow removed anc ice completed. The hockey team also intends to put up the sideboards. Anyone inter- ested in helping with the proj- ect is invited. Snow Removal The city police department announced that the following streets 'will be closed for snow removal at 7 a.m. tomorrow: South Cushman from Gaffney Rd. to 23rd Ave.; 22nd Ave. from Cowles to Cushman; Cowles from 19th to 23rd ave- nues; 20th Ave. from Cowles "America's Farthest North Dailr Newspaper" Member of The Associated Press FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1960 Sixteen Pages No. 33 ALASKA NAY GET MISSILE BASES Ryan Says School No Tire Trap' Charges that- the Main! School at 8th and Cushman is! a "fire trap" were aired at a! meeting of the Main School Parent-Teacher Assn. last' night. The charge was leveled byj H. L. Bevington, a member of the P-TA, who showed a film on the fire at Our Lady of Angels School in which 92 :hildren and three teachers lost their lives. Subsidies In Peril, They State Pilot Owners Seek Rights On Air Routes JUNEAU, Feb. 9, Fly- Bevington charged that lo- by-night operators would ar- cal school officials had "done rive in Alaska like ducks a nothing" to correct fire haz-1 commercial airline spokesman ards in the building as re-! said yesterday at a hearing quested by Fairbanks Fire called by the joint senate Marshal Joseph DeMichalis to Lathrop; and 10th Ave. west in a five-page reoort on Dec. of Barnette. Guest Speakers Harold Pillsbury and Arvil -Kallio of the University ex tension service will be speak ers at a. regular meeting of the Hamilton Acres Home makers at 8 p.m. tomorrow at the home of Mrs. Clark Blaker, 314 Dunbar Ave. The announcement was made by Mrs. Ralph Marsh, secretary. She urged that all members and their guests attend. Cub Scout Committee Committee members for Cub Scout Pack No. 222 will meet at p.m. tomorrow in Room 104A Nordale School, according to Tom lies, chair- man. The meeting is a week earlier than usual to plan as- sistance to the Nordale P-TA carnival and final details for the Pack Blue and Gold din-i ner. 23, 1958, Takes Issue Fairbanks Schools Dr. issue with Bevington's conten tion th done." He pointed out that a num- ber of the fire hazards had been corrected and others were scheduled for correction this summer. house judiciary committees. Ray Peterson, of Northern Consolidated Airlines, said if a bill favored by pilot carriers rrintendent of I u itne cream on the lucrative nas destroy the destroy and fly back south with the! ducks." Peterson, Robert Annis, Ju neau attorney, and Richard Gilbert of Alaska Airlines, tes- tified in favor of a senate bill, .IT, i..uicu ui iavui m a senate Din, Because of the labor walk- which would prohibit so-called aS-yer> "pilot from com- j. i vjjciaiuia iiom com- impossible to get any kind ofjpeting with federally-certified remodeling done, he said. carriers on heavily used Bevington stated that "car- routes, penters and plumbers would have been happy to do the job IHot' ComPetltlon had they known its urgency." Passage of the bill favored! "This simply isn't by the pilot carriers would! 3r. Ryan stated. "We couldn't brinS unrestricted competition! get any of them to do any-) we tried manyj WHERE FLAMES BROKE our This house, owned by William (Billy) Skintiaf, was badly damaged last night when flames broke out in the attic. Firemen battled the smoky fire for several hours, having difficulty extinguish- Forming Ski Patrol A! George, a certified in- structor in first aid, is teach- ing an advanced course to a group of skiers who meet ev- ery Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Health Center on Airport Rd. As soon as all receive their credentials, it is planned to organize a local ski patrol, Ron Davis announced today. Langfield Here Lynn Langfield, one of the owners of the Inskip Mining Co. of California which ownes four mines in the Motherlode area, is in Alaska with a view to expanding his firm's hold- (Contlnutd en Page Col. j) imes. About 300 students now at-j tend Main School. Highlights of the report made by DeMichelis included: need for fire doors at 12 stairways and four en- trances throughout the build- j ing. of extension on the lucrative routes (Continued on Pagt 9 Col. 8) and Attic Fire Damages Home Here ing flames which got into the insulation of the structure Nobody was injured in the blaze. The house is located at Wendell and Noble Sts. (Additional Photos on pages Photo Service Legislature At a Glance: By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AIR CARRIERS Certified How did Colorado Oil Gas Corp. become interested in de- velopment of the Gubik gas field? The corporation has been about 11 p.m. last night did j drilling for oil at Yakutat. considerable damage to a! Ralph Coleman, a former dwelling at the intersection of: project manager for Arctic Noble and Wendell Sts. j Contractors on the Navy's oil The fire broke out in a house I exploration in northern Alas- Oil Firm Seeks Qubik Qas Twining Says Rockets Are Being Considered Air Force Officer Says 'Case Isn't Closed' on Defense of Alaska; Admits That Russia Is Building Up Offense WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, Nathan Twining told the senate space committee Tuesday that the Joint Chief of Staff are "actively considering" placing offensive missiles in Alaska to strike into the Soviet heartland: Under questioning by Sen. Bob Bartlett, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs said one of the highest priorities of the U. S. military the event of a Russian attack- sile bases in Siberia. The subject arose But the joint chiefs are still evaluating the idea. Under further questioning by Bartlett, General Twining agreed with the senators con- Bartlett recalled the open ad- vocacy of missile emplace- ments in Alaska by Gen. mis- tention that Alaska's defense have been somewhat reduced when in recent years while the Rus- sians have "done a great dea! in Siberia." After the hearing, Bartiett iA> IdVUi use Ui banks in the fall of 1958 and more than acres of the oombers, in conjunction with I FrankA. Armstrong, the Alas-1 indicated his continued dis- ka Commander, last sum- tress about lr' posture. Recalling that Gen- Twining confirmed Tuesday eral Armstrong had said Rus- at ArmstronEfs nrooosal wasisja js 26 in Siberia, he said. at_that time and rejected. He said that no support was given to the idea by the Army at that time. Wants Missiles Since then, however, thei' Army has advocated missiles for Alaska, it was disclosed T> Monday. But the Air Force full continues to favor use ofi "So far as I know, we don't have 26 ICBMS with which we could knock them out." Gold Coins w vi. j.wuu LJJIVJ i in VI c W Jdil O.VJ. C3 Ui Li 1C look over the Gubik potential. I gas structure, did preliminary A number of other men j engineering and' planning, Flames which broke out with the corporation had be [longed to the "Arco frater- !nity" and often talked about bought the Navy's' drilling equipment, moved it with gas- oline and other necessary is there also. They are all j banks area to use the gas. ICBM bases now being built in the American continental heartland. Building ;aniand. i _ "We will have to take out a Chamber ose Twining said of ff board meeting those Twining said of the Siberian missile sites. "They will be very high on our priority." Bartlett asked if this would be a mission of the Strategic cords and replacement of and independent airi The flames broke out in the fective nxtures. Placement of covers on me i operators expressed opposite] attic and got into a mattress net-1 views at legislative hearings and insulation in the building. ICSl I fhp fnrmpr Contrinrr n Klrt-rA ..vnu S.V VC 1JCO1 lllgO al trash containers, the former seeking switches, thermostats, plumb-! protection for their routes ing check holes and other the latter seeking free -tallations. (competition on intra Alaska of stage air commerce. curtains. owned by William is with Colorado Oil and! known here. i Skintiaf, longtime resident of Gas there. He persuaded! Coleman became interested, users such aTrtf this city Skintiaf rents rooms C W. Norman, president of j was granted a pipeline utiikies and fc, several tenants but nobody the corporation to visit Fair-loi-way, obtained leases on j electrification association, over from bombers to well as business establish-] missiles." ments and residences, will also! Barltett noted that General be able to get the cheaper fuelj Armstrong had claimed that for heating and cooking. reliance on SAC bombers would permit the Soviets to last night a more detailed accounting of the golden dol- lar statehood souvenir coin sales revealed that the new chamber building and fur- ELECTION CODE A new i victims. Firemen fought the blaze foi several hours, using saws to cut into some areas, and put- ting on oxygen masks to search the house for possible Council Sets New Dates For Taxes Due, Delinquent Here The City Council last night Big Waves Smashing At Oregon NEWPORT, Ore., Feb. 9, W) Storm whipped breakers cascad_ed over seawalls and broke into Oregon coastal com- munities today, causing thou- sands of dollars in damage. A huge wave at the nearby community of Nelscott broke up the seawall and roared in- land so high that the wave broke over the top of a garage a half-block inland. A new i other! election code, proposing place-1 Amount of the damage was date.s taxes are materials in ap- fflent of administration of Alas- not estimated. both due arm delinquent here, l lockers. it, i In the future citv nronprtv its foundations and broke bu tane gas tanks loose. Kitchen utensils were scattered onto the Coast Highway, U.S. 101 from the smashed motel build- ing. At Newport the waves tow- ered 30 to 40 feet high. The pounding waves stopped traf- fic on the coast highway near- by temporarily. The waves were whipped up by a storm last night in which gusts up to 110 miles an hour were recorded at Mt. Hebo on tbf. coast. The rough seas battered to bits the dock at Port Orford. A million board feet of lumber hurled into the sea. No- body was hurt by the mishap. proved metal lockers. of fire detec tion stations to be connected to a fire alarm system. Dangerous Condition In his report, DeMichelis stated: "The conditions that exist in this building are very similar to those which existed in "Our Lady of Angels School" in Chicago. They con- stitute a very serious threat to life should a fire occur. Neither financial hardship nor the fact that a building com- plied with the law when erected years ago is sufficient reason for jeopardizing life today." Dr. Ryan said that the con- ditions at Main School "can ii no way be compared wit those at "Our Lady o Angels." At the same time, he said the building was not ideal fo school use and "I'd be glad to have them tell us we had to get they'd only tell us where to go." DeMichelis today said some minor changes had been made but the major fire hazards a Main School still remained. "We have been assured tha; the money is budgeted anc that the school plans to go ahead to correct the major deficiencies when school is out this he said. Steam Heated Dr. Ryan pointed out that the building is heated by steam from the city utilities plant and thus one of the main fire furnace (Cmtlnutt M col. 9) J ka elections under the secre-i tary of state's office, has been i drafted by the house judiciary j committee. RETIREMENT PLAN A bill to provide a public em- ployes retirement system for Alaska is scheduled out of the senate finance committee Fri- day. LOTTERIES The house is expected to take floor action tomorrow on a senate-approv- ed bill to sanction certain ice >pol operations, raffles and jingo games. a Oil Information JUNEAU, Feb. 9, senate today passed a bill to speed up filing and handling of confidential information about oil and gas discoveries. The bill submitted original- ly at the request of the gov- ernor's office was given unan- imous approval by the upper house. In the future city property taxes will come due on July 1, but they may be paid in two in- stallments, one being due July 1 and the other Oct. 1. The taxes will be declared delin- vi i quent on Aug. 1, or on Nov. 1 another to be a if two installments are being I561" of Charter Commis- In further action, a resolu- tion establishing a Committee on Local Government, under the City Zoning and Planning Commission, was approved. The committee will be com- posed of five members, one to be a member of the Planning It is possible that cheaper fuel will also have some "af- fect on scaling down the price of electric power and 'light and making the Fairbanks area a more attractive area to small industry. Cheaper Fuel knock out Alaska and go on to attack the Pacific Coast and Chicago from Alaska. He said this would impose the hard I decision on the President of sold through mail order pro- motions. The board also passsd a resolution urging the Depart- ment of Defense to take fa- vorable action to commit the military bases and installa- tions to use- the most effi- cient and economical fuel available for production of energy. The arguments in- whether to attempt to hold thej volved a substantial savings 49th state or withdraw our de-; to American taxpayers as i fense line southward. Those b e n e f i 11 i n g from Armstrong Silenced cheaper fuel for electric'gen-! well as making savings in civilian heating and utility rates. Twining confirmed that aj The resolution pointed out mem- paid. The Board of Equalization will sit on May 10 through 13 to hear appeals of city assess- ments. These new dates amend the old ordinance, No. 914. The council last night also voted to establish a Transpor-. ;ation Commission. I Completes Mile Auto Journey sion and third to be a member of the School-Board if pos- sible. The other two members carf be selected from the general public. The mayor is to appoint the committee, and it was speci- _ fied by the council that the Because the military at the present time represents- 58 per cent of the total fuel require- ments in this area, it is vital to the project to have a ten- eration could be the Municioal iwmmS confirmed that The resolution pointed out Utilities System, Golden Val-i JudSment in Wash-) that Fairbanks is a high cost ley Electric Assn., Ladd imposed oni of hv-ng area which is a Eielson Air Force Bases j Arrnstrong last year and that I barrier to economic and in- Murphy Dome and other out-ihe further'in lying n e a r h v i vocf tlnf.. missiles. "But it's not a closed on Page 9, Col. John Lenk arrived in Fair- banks yesterday afternoon to end a drive in a small French auto from Car- mel, Calif. He reported that travel was good a'nd he had no trouble. It took him a week from Vancouver, B.C. with stops to sightsee and take photographs. In reading about Alaska, he decided he'd take the advice that highway travel is best in winter and found it true. "I a wonderful wel- come by the Marvin Warbelo family at Cathedral Bluff Lodge for my first night in the I -he new he said. "Every-) Lenk has had about 30 con- erything I could find about Alaska. I wrote for Alaska papers including Fairbanks and I'm the chap who got the five-year-old News-Miner by some peculiar mistake. But it was all straightened out and decided I'd like to live in Fair- banks. "I choose this city because it University of Alaska, the Fair-i Ul s- noi banks School district, airport j operation and hangars, ware- S fSt C0n' IVMIOOO Office buildings and I 5 j Oh, yes, said Twining. He1 added that last summer's negative response was "the judgment of that moment." Bachner Injured year commitment to make the I, n I investment possible. The house m Palmer Play It2 Ipcnslahlro nrmr _ of the Alaska legislature, now in session at Juneau, passed a memorial yesterday urging that this be considered. Conversion Costs A study by Pioneer Serv- ice and Engineering Co. of the economics of using natural gas in the heating and power plants at Ladd and Eielson dustri.al growth and that a reasonably inexpensive source of fuel is a possibility through the piping of natur- al gas from the Gubik struc- ture by the efforts of pri- vate venture. Copies of the resolution are to be sent to the gover- nor and legislators. The board also endorsee1 the Alaska State Chamber of Commerce recommendations for an employment security bill. is more original, more Alaskan! Air Force Bases and other in- than Anchorage. I plan to do i stations show that a mini- snmP murn annual savings to the some serious musical com- position and write some ar- ticles for California newspa-' he told END Of THE TRAIL John Lenk arrives in Fairbanks to make his home after a auto trip in a small car. He reported that he had no trouble and found the Alaska Highway in good condition. __ -J7 Pioio one is so friendly up Why did Lenk sell out his export-import and gift shop businesses in Carmel to move to Alaska to make his home? "I've seen all 48 states and decided I wanted to live in the he said. "I studied ev- certs of his compositions per- formed in California and is in- terested in joining little the- ater and musical groups. He took his musical 'training in Europe. Right now he is looking for a place to live. Air Force would be Conversion costs for 18 boil- and Ladd with alternate fuel oil standby would be It was pointed out that the Air Force has requests pending for million for additional coal and ash handling facilities which Lathrop Malemute guard Andy Bachner has one leg in a cast, according to an An- chorage report received by the News-Miner today. Bachner either chipped or cracked a leg bone at Palm- er. He saw no action last night against West Anchor- age. Coach Dick McCormick stated he believed Bachner -.vould be out of action only two weeks. Cloudy with occasional light snow tonight and to- morrow. Low tonight -5, be necessary if coal isj high tomorrow 5. High yes- continued to be used. Oil or coal standby plants are common in other areas where is used. terday 15, low last night -2. At noon today, 6. Sunrise tomorrow sunset to- morrow 4i05 "1 enter the mushing championship. I'm still strong enough to ride fer 70 miles. But my wife is too old to pull the sled like she used to." ;