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   Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Newspaper) - August 21, 1964, Fairbanks, Alaska                                CITY NEWS IN BRIEF Daily "America's Farthest North Daily Member of The Associated Tress VOL XIII Per Copy FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 1964 Prizes Awarded Mrs. Golden Hampton of Col- lege is the winner of the river boat and motor offered as first prize by the College Lemeta Fire Department raffle. Second prize, a trip for two to the New York Fair, was won by Wayne Mann. Drawing for the two prizes was done on Maury Smith's Hometown R eporter pro- gram Thursday. Mrs. Hampton and her two daughters, both Harvest Queen candidates at the Alaska State Fair, sold many of the tickets during the Golden Days celebration in July and during the fair last week. Proceeds from the fund raising event are going to finish a new fire hall now going up on the fairgrounds. ABC Investigator James Schmitt is the Interior Alaska investigator for the Alaska Beverage Control board. His office is located in the De- partment of Revenue offices on the first floor of the state of- fice building. He may be con- tacted from 1 to 4 p.m. week- clays. Schmitt first came to Alas- ka in 1958 and three years prior to that he worked with the Santa Ana, Calif, police depart- ment. The Alaska Beverage Control board is made up of two Juneau men and one from Douglas across Gastineau Channel from Juneau. They are Bill Ray, chairman and acting director; Keith Reichel and Bill Bohls of Douglas. Twelve Pages 197 CONGOLESE DRIVE REBELS BACK St. Louis TMuyor Opens Flyht Fund Totals International Telephone and Telegraph Corp. and its United States subsidiaries this week announced a total for its fund drive for the City ol Valdez. The drive has now been concluded, Bill Towsley said in Fairbanks. Towsley is manager of the Fairbanks office of Federal Electric Corp., an subsidiary that operates the Distant Early Warning Line in the Alaskan and Canadian Arc- tic. The funds have no strings attached, Towsley said, and can be used by the Valdez city of- ficials as they see fit. The money has been deposited in a Fairbanks bank. Noted Artist Here Ralph Fabri, art teacher, edi- tor, university professor and author, visited Fairbanks this week on a quick tour of the state. Fabri is a professor of art at City College of the New York City University. He serves as associate editor of Today's Art, an artist's publication. While touring the state Fabri collected data for an article he will write for the publication American Artist. Fabri is leav- ing Fairbanks today for cities in Southeastern Alaska. USD Active All military personnel are in- vited to a free pizza party at the Fairbanks USD at p.m. today. On Saturday the last tour to Mt. McKinley Park will leave at 9 a.m. via railroad. Other USD activities this week- end include Cheechako tour to the university and Cripple Creek at p.m. Saturday, movies Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., regular Sunday pancake breakfast and movies again at 1 p.m. Sunday. Bring Own Hay Silver Birch Saddle Club is having a hay ride Sunday be- ginning at p.m. Food for the outing will be potluck, and so will the hay be potluck. All members attending are asked to bring their own bale of hay. Their own silverware, too, Cathy Harris said. The ride starts at Frank Stowman's house on Hen- derson Road. Currency Talk The Fairbanks Coin Club will hear Lew Beyer talk about coins and currency at its regu- lar meeting Monday, p.m. in the USO club. Interest- ed persons are invited to the meeting said Capt. Kurt Mitt- mann, Eielson member. Idlewilders Club The Fairbanks Idlewilders holds its meetings every (Continued on Page 7, Col. 7) Demos Urged to Back Reapportionment By EDMOND LEBHBTOf! WEATHER Aug. 21. Mostly cloudy be- coming partly cloudy tonight and Saturday. Scattered after- noon showers today and Sat- urday. Low tonight 45; high Saturday 68; low last night 46; high yesterday 65; tem- perature at 11 a.m. 50. Sun- rise 4 a.m. and sunset p.m. giving 15 hours and 47 minutes of sunshine. ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) The Supreme Court decision that states must allot all their legislative seats by population should be strongly backed by the Demo- cratic National Convention, the mayor of St. Louis told platform writers today. The recommendation by Mayor Raymond R. Tucker brought into the open at convention preliminaries a party and section-splitting issue in which Congress is embroiled. But many party delegates hoped to keep it out of the presidential campaign. Tucker led a delegation of mayors testifying on urban problems. He told the platform committee he is personally "greatly elated" at the high cours's ruling that both houses of state legislatures must be ap- sortioned by population, so that voters in one area do not enjoy a disproportionate advantage over those in another. He said he would like to see .he platform contain "a strong statement clearly backing the Supreme Court decision." But the House passed Wednes- day, 213-175, a bill that would strip federal courts of jurisdic- tion in reapportionment cases. This measure now is pending in the Senate, which is also snarled over another proposal to delay court ordered reapportion- ment. Proposed constitutional amendments to overturn the de- cision have been introduced in both chambers of Congress. The Republican National Con- vention last month adopted a platform plank calling for a con- stitutional amendment to allow states with two-house legisla- tures to apportion one house on a basis other than population. Tucker and his fellow mayors offered a "community develop- ment, plank" calling for crea- tion of a federal department of community development and strong federal support of hous- ing, transportation, water re- source and anti-pollution pro- grams. Mayor James H. J. Tate of Philadelphia, in addition to backing the proposed communi- ty development plank, urged the platform committee to come out strongly for enforcement of the new civil rights law. Syncom 3 Nearly Stationary CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. (AP) space agency reported to- day that Syncom 3 had achieved a near-stationary orbit and said it was confident the communica- tions package could be maneu- vered into position as the world's first stationary satellite that hovers over a single spot on earth. "Syncom 3 looks very good and is in near-synchronous (sta- ionary) a statement said. "After evaluation of the data, project officials will deter- mine what future maneuvers will be made." Evaluation of tracking data lad been delayed several hours jy a balky computer at the Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. The near-stationary orbit was achieved high above Sumatra Thursday when a satellite mo- :or fired to shift Syncom 3 out of a wide-looping path into a circular orbit where both the ligh and low points are about miles. The motor firing, triggered by i ground radio signal, also in- creased the spacecraft speed so ;hat it matched that of the rota- ,ion of the earth. Thus, the sat- ellite appears to hang almost motionless over the Sumatra Over 300 Found Dead In Streets After Fight; Air Force Transport Planes Ferry Reinforcements to Army; U.S. Role In War Up for Review in Washington LEOPOLDV1LLE, the Congo (AP) The Congo- lese army drove Communist-backed rebels out of the key city of Bukavu today ,-ifler throe days of heavy street fighting, messages reaching Leopoldville said. The messages said Col. Leonard Mulamba's Congo- lese soldiers regained control of the city at midday and the rebels began retreating westward toward Shabuncla. U.N. officials counted more Teamsters Union to Back Hoffa FAMILY HOME GONE The home of Robert and Joan Probert, 2% Mile Laurence Road, was totally destroyed by fire about midday Thursday. The family lost everything in the blaze. According to witnesses the fire started in the front section of the large two story home. Eielson Air Force Base firemen had the fire under control when their tanker truck ran out of water. The Proberts have three young sons. ti-j more than dead in the streets. Mulamba's forces were able to switch to the offensive Thurs- day after U.S. Air Force cargo planes ferried men and supplies from Leopoldville. Mulamba and his garrison of 800 men had been pushed into (he European quarter of Buka- vu. the last important city in northeastern Congo not held by rebels. The reports from Bukavu I gave no clues to the fate of i three missing Americans. MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) The Teamsters Union executive says it. will stivk by James R. Hoffa while llle appeals two convictions on area in the Indian Ocean. Probert Home Destroyed The two story, 11-room home of Robert and Joan Probert on Laurence Road was completely destroyed by fire Thursday about noon. Cause of the fire is not known, but it appeared to have started in the living room section of the large home. Mrs. Probert told the News- Miner today she had been ab- sent from the home about 45 minutes while she registerec her children for school. She was across the road at her neighbors when she noticed the fire. The home was partially covered by fire insurance. Eielson Air Force Base fire- men responded to the call and had the fire under control at one time, but the tanker truck ran out of water before the fire could be completely extinguish- Debbie Didn't Return; Police Slill 10 slim plants; Ronald; and Michael, size 6. AN OPTICAL optical illusion is created in this picture of Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater as he spoke to a packed grandstand at the Illi- nois State Fair Thursday. The rope is actually a support- ing apparatus that held up the tent over the platform from which he was speaking. vnnviutto ed. The Proberts are staying temporarily in a home across the road from their burned home at 2% Mile Laurence Road Collections of clothing, furni- ture and money are being made today by the North Pole Lion Club, the Eielson Area Grange, North Pole VFW, and by Rusty Hammer on Eielson AFB where Probert is employed. Mrs. Sue Marshall at St. Joseph's Hos- pital is also receiving donations for the family. The Proberts have three sons; Robbie who wears size 14 shirts and size Mrs. Probert is a size 12 and her husband wears 34-33 trous- ers and shirts. Asked if they would re-build, Mrs. Probert said, "We came up here in 1954 on our honey- moon and homesteaded. We started with nothing and I guess we'll start in again." Two Men Work Auto Con Game City Police reported today that two men have been solicit- ing auto repair work in resi- dential areas of the city. The two men offer to do auto repair work on the owners premises for a small fee. Police described the pitch of the two men as an old "shake- down" game. They explained that the men generally try to get some money down and then do not return to do the work. The two men are of dark complexion and are known to police ss the "gypsies." They have operated in the Fairbanks area before, police said The City of Fairbanks has an ordinance outlawing door to door soliciting within the city. '1? CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) "We're running down the leads any leads we get but right now none of them has worked the weary deskman at suburban Fairfax Police Station said early today as the search continued for little Debbie Dap- pen. Debbie, a four-year-old with her brown hair in a pixie-like said the deskman, Patrolman Joe Berling, who had had four hours' sleep since Rosemary Dappen, 28, first turned in an alarm late Wednesday after- noon. Berling said there was a pos- sibility Debbie had been kid- naped, but added that this was regarded as slight by police be- cause "there are no rich fami- cut has been missing ever since jlies in Fairfax. If someone she went out to play after lunch; wanted to kidnap a child for Wednesday. Hundreds of volunteers scoured both Fairfax and neigh- boring Madisonville Wednesday night and until Thursday after- noon "What we're afraid of is, that it was some sex pervert or maybe some lady who's not right in her mind, some lady with no children of her own. No, that's what we're hoping Congress Passes Compromise on Wilderness Bill WASHINGTON (AP) An- other of President Johnson's "must" pieces of legislation has received final congressional ap- proval the wilderness bill to set up a 9.2 million acre nation- al preservation system on feder- al forest lands. The compromise measure ap- proved Thursday by both the House and the Senate permits some mining in the wilderness rea. It also requires Congress' ap- proval before an additional 5.5 million acres now in primitive areas could be added to the sys- ransom, he'd go to some other suburb, where the rich people live." Debbie's father, Karl L. Dap- pen, 32, held a news conference after almost 30 hours of anxious waiting, pleading for his youngest child's return. "I plead to you as a father to anyone who has Debbie, please return her, return her safely so the family might be whole Dappen spoke into the television cameras. "She is just a little four-year-old girl." The Dappens also have a son, Kenneth Lee, 8. first proposed several tern. When years ago the' wilderness con- cept was attacked by western ranchers who graze their live- stock on federal lands and by nineral and petroleum prospec- ;ors. All the acreage involved is 'ederal forest land. The Senate version strictly 51'ohibiled mining and other o m m e r c i a 1 activities. The rlouse Interior Committee amended this to permit some mining and require action by Congress for its enlargement. The compromise, worked out )y conferees, was more in line with the House bill than the Sen- ate bill. Kennedy Endorsed NEW YORK (AP) Mayor Robert F. Wagner, the state's eading Democrat, endorsed Atty. Gen. Robert F. Kennedy today for the Senate from New York. In Washington, the U.S. role :lederal charges. in the Congo was apparently i A statement issued by he due for high-level review. G. council Thursday after a closed Mennen Williams, assistant sec- 1 session said Hoffa was innocent retary of slate for African af-i until he has exhausted his legal arrived home Thursday I rights and that the union would. Great Lakes Suffering GreatThirst CHICAGO (AP) The pros- j r t Iclftl I 1 iCU JUOIIIK perous Great Lakes region, t, bejjeged cjty. Radio mes- tl :ummr[ ailH 11 i___i night to report on his talks here with Premier Moise Tshombe. Reports on the battle of Buka- vu were sketchy. U.S. planes Air Force transport ferried reinforcements Thursday to the Congo army garrison of 800 men, who were last reported losing ground in playland and workland of the Midwest, is suffering a multi- million dollar thirst. Water do nothing to deprive him of these rights. The statement did not say what would happen if the con- victions are upheld. Hoffa said the statement was "very gratifying to me. It is pos- itive, living proof of no dissen- sion in this union." Harold Gibbons, who resigned sages said the rebels had December as a top personal pushed back Col. Leonard to Hoffa but remained as a levels are at record lows. .lamba's troops into read the i European sector. i statement to newsmen. He said The lack of water, attributed A message to the U.N. saw m, jn tne to subnormal precipitation since the missing Americans may i omission of ISliO, has boosted the cost, of shipping, i educed properly val- ues, and killed off wildlife and fishing. The U.S. Army Corps of Engi- neers recently' added to the gloom when it predicted that have been captured. But of any declaration of was no official word. The meeting was the first for IT IJinL IUI They arc Vice Consul Lewis sjnee Hoffa Mactarlane. _ 25. Seattle. vjded tam_ Wash., and two Army officers. :iltempted jury tam- TI c in Chattanooga, Tenn., attached to the U.S. milita Qf conspira defraud mission in (he Congo. Col. Teamsters pension fund in Chi- sers un n water levels would continue to ham A. Dndds oO and L U He has fe drop at least until 1965. The en- j Donald V. Rattan, 40, (ota] Unemployed Men Given Training Alaska will receive under the Manpower Develop- ment and Training Act to train 40 unemployed Alaskans as electronic technicians, Sen. E.L. (Bob) Bartlett announced Thurs- day. The program will start Sept. 14 at the University of Alaska and continue for 51 weeks. Federal funds will be used to pay training costs, allowances, subsistence and transportation costs, Bartlett said. The program is administered by the Department of Health, Education and and the Department of Labor, he said. Water levels dipped sharply llis this summer. Lakes Michigan and Huron now have their low- est levels since records were v-ut 01IH-U JCLUIUd V j started in 1860. and Lakes On- More espouses. He sa.d he 6? 100 U.S. troops and four cargo expected that issue to be si'ttled in court. tario and Erie levels are close; o I dais said I he men have filed suit to 30-year-old records. uld be used onlv u a iin rescue and JU support missions for The problems caused by lower, aEainst tne ,-ebels. The new sup-' water levels are painfully ob- nowevcl-, roused criticism, vious to tourists and u S. senator charged the dwellers. Beaches are longer States might be 'moving! When toward another Viet Nam. recovery of union mon- often it's a challenge to "wade into water deep enough for swimming and docks and piers are exposed to rot and de- cay. Receding shore lines have ruined thousands of acres that once were natural habitats for NEW Rams Train LEONARD, Out. CAP) Six persons were reported killed to- day when a heavy grave! 'ruck rammed the Canadian Pacific Quick Research Fund Approved YORK (AP) The! Railway's la'st "otTawa'-Montre'al wildfowl. Game officials say the I Ford Foundation announced passenger train at a crossing in whole wildlife chain has been Thursday a community 10 miles etst of tion to permit a quick mobiliza-jOltawa. lion of scholars to study future, First reports said five train economic consequences of were killed, as was predictable disasters such asllhc truck driver. Many others disrupted in the Great Lakes. Corn from Iowa and Illinois no longer is shipped on the Great Lakes. Now it is diverted to New Orleans and other Gulf of Mexico ports. Albert J. Meserow of Chicago, head of the Great Lakes Com- mission, estimates the loss to shipping and recreational inter- ests this year will total about million. the Alaskan earthquake. iwere reported injured, some of The program is designed to [them trapped in the train. Ain- help capture important econom-jbulaces were rushed to the ic insights knowledge of the recovery process, for I Three cars left the track and which usually is lost to scholars I one was on its side. The other because of a lack of were upright. research funds. Hard to PIea.se Everybody Has Problems ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) If you want to learn how dif- ficult we taxpayers are to please, drop in on a meeting of a political platform committee. Problems, problems, every- body has problems. The Democrats moved in from Washington Thursday this may be the only itinerant platform committee in history to continue hewing, planing and sanding the party planks. And by breaking up into three panels, they managed to hear about such questions as: Why must the on women's handbags be continued? Why does the government call hand- bags a luxury when every wom- an knows they're a necessity? What about the Supreme Court and prayers in public schools? And did you know the number of post offices in this country is decreasing alarmingly? The national convention opens Monday. Sometime between now and early next week the Democrats must come up with a platform that they hope will take into ac- count everyone's worries, will appeal to all and will offend no- body. To see how difficult this is, let's drop in on Panel 1. It's gal- loping through foreign policy, immigration, national defense and the Constitution, which is a fairly large gallop. Charles W. Winegarner. rep- resenting the Citizens Congres- sional Committee of Los An- geles, has the podium. He says his committee is made up of CContinuod on Pega 7, Col. 9} "My wife mf to- why she's such good mooss hunter. Says she's had yers of practice listening to bull."   

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