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   Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Newspaper) - April 21, 1965, Fairbanks, Alaska                                CITY NEWS BRIEF Volunteer Bureau Local women with some time, on their hands are needed byi the Fairbanks Women's Volun-' teer Bureau. Any women who haw; extra hours during the week should call Colleen Bucy at 456-7672 for information. Bu- reau women will help out the Alaska Centennial committees and other local organizations working on worthwhile pro- jects. No special skills are re- quired of women wanting to join. License Plates by May 31 License plates for vehicles are available now at the Depart- ment of Revenue offices and must be purchased and placed un automobiles by May 31 at midnight. The office is located in the first floor of the State Office Building on Barnette St. The revenue office will be open Saturday May 22 and again May 29 to accommodate the late comers or people who can not get to the office on week days. Car Care The Car Care program for 4-H members completed this week will be discussed by par- ticipants Karen Pedersen and Arthur Duncan when they are interviewed by Jim Couch, council director of public rela- tions, during the F a i r b a n k s Health and Safety Council tele- casts at p.m. Thursday on LATE Daily News iwiin "America's Farthest North Daily Member of The Associated Press II O M E FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 1965 Twenty Pages No. 93 Egan Plans 'Drastic Action' To Dam Off Bristol Salmon Viet Nam Aid Hiked By Millions WASHINGTON fAP) Secretary of Defense Rob- ert S. McNamara an- Sewer Line Bond Issue Gets Okay nounced today that military j Only Small Number Of Voters Turn Out KWF and p.m.Trlday "REWORKS ARRIV.NG- Robert Fowler, c J riPnr nr an 3rpo rrPicrnr nnmnom? rlnliimvr- right, of an area freight company, delivers the first few boxes of two truck loads of fireworks for Saturday night's "Bartlett's Pot- on KFAR-TV. Hear About Highway Work The Fairbanks Democratic Club will have two top level De- partment of Highway men at; their meeting Wednesday to dis- cuss and answer questions about all of the highway work to be done in the Fairbanks area. The meeting is open to the public and will be held at 8 p.m. in the Travelers Inn Gold Room. FCC Radio Examinations The Federal Communications Commission has scheduled ra-i dio-operator examinations f o r all classes of licenses on 8 in the federal building. Per-ig- T JM sons wishing to take an ex-.way Saturday night when latch" to be held at Growden Memorial Park at p.m. Examining the fireworks with Alaska 67 president Curt Boone are Wesley Ymaoka, Sandra Sundberg and Tom Clark. staff photo aid for South Viet Nam will be increased from j million to million in i the present fiscal year. He made the announcement as he left a White House meet-j :ng at which he reported to President Johnson on his trip to Honolulu and conferences there with top strategists on the Viet INam Situation. McNamara said that U.S. at- On Westside Job High winds Japanese Continue Fishing, He Will Act Play Havoc In Alaska Gale force winds with gusts up to 71 miles an hour swept through Southcentral Alaska yesterday, dropping temperatures 15 to 20 grees and leaving uprooted j trees, roofless buildings and almost bringing small Governor Comes Up With Unique Plan Which He Feels Is Feasible; Says Situation Has Reached Crucial Stage SEATTLE (AP) Alaska Gov. William A. Egan warned Japan Tuesday he take "drastic action" to dam off Bristol Bay red salmon from the high seas unless Japanese fishermen quit depleting the runs. Egan said he would put his, -A- An exceptionally traffic to a halt. turnout of Fairbanks prop-1 erty owners yesterday ap- proved issuance of up to nana 'haU [stock where they intermingle j v S500.000 in general obliga- Jenai and Soldotna suffered with Asian salrrfon r lOTl North Pacific fisheries I'npreeedeitted Fireicorks Display Stiturtlay Multi-colored Tizzy Will Rival Borealis sa.d that U.S. at- tion bonds for the Westside "'rthp H M g VV f i near tne N' tacks on North Viet Nam have: T' i "or her -v a tral1 treaty line, slowed but not stopped Viet! IntertePtor Sewer Line. des rue ion through the area. A; 'This is a the Alaska! Cong infiltration into South Vietj Out of 2.033 possible voters tne lacmk Freight Linesigovernor said Nam. He also said they have (only 554 braved the chilly and! Chouse was plucked from the I 6 -We want to remain friendly! of weather to vote o'n the! with the Japanese but this is the j the chips are down and! proposition. 'Viet Cong forces. j McNamara indicated Voters, on the property ;vliat he called the very as of Jan nilitary aid: tor South Viet Nam will go into such things as helicopters and; firepower. The primary purpose of thei j jured. Business signs also were blown down, jstantial increase in military Three brush fires were rePort- Itor Smith Vipl Nam will cir, intJ'' .Or. PrOpOSlt On and 172; ri ransprt hv HmunoH of the cation forms from the mission's office, P.O. Box 644 Anchorage, as early as possible. witnessed in Alaska will be fired. The fireworks are on their north from Seattle now and Vocational Training The Citizens' Advisory Com- are. to ,a mittee for Vocational TraininJ "'eight truck, Alaska 67 officials will meet Thursday at 8 p m 'announced today- at the Lathrop High School .T.h? activity Saturday night brary. to discuss possible in- clusion of classes on construc- tion and carpentry. Anyone in- terested is urged to attend. Smorgasbord There will be a smorgasbord at Fairbanks Lutheran Church, 10th and Cowles, Friday. Serv- ing will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are S2.50 for adults and for children under 12 years of age. The public is wel- come. Advancement of Science The Arctic Branch the will be staged in Growden Me- morial Park beginning at p.m. There will be a 15 minute aerial display of fireworks, rock- ets, aerial bombs the works preceding the huge red, white and blue display in the shape of A-67. The fiery A-67 was designed by Jim Weikal, a Boeing Air- craft engineering aide from Seattle. He has been working with fireworks displays as a hobby since he was a boy in Kansas. His father likewise was fascinated by pyrotechnics and the two men have de- T 1 p T 1 dlsplays for July biggest pyrotechnic displays in recent North American history" comparable to the climax of the Seattle World's Fair and the JIM WEIKAL soul of genius salute to President Johnson's 56th birthday anniversary. to display Weikal's monster cre- ation. About 45 seconds will elapse from the time Weikal puts the torch to the display until it passes into history. During that time, a 39-foot circle, lesser circles and a big A will go into a multi-colored tizzy. As the eye-popping colors fade, a tremendous 30 second "curtain" of rapid-fire flashes and ear-shattering reports will ease the audience back into their seats. If you can't hold your breath for at least a minute, Weikal says, you are in deep trouble. Weikal is a specialist in un- orthodox fireworks displays. He downed Power at elr Monday Honolulu meeting, he said ln a11 Probability review the action that thisj country can take to support ex-' pansion in South Vietnamese: they Tne l'ne will connect closed at S n m v-'auseu uy uuwnea power lines in the area. One burned ]ne nearly three acres before it was put out. The Consolidated Utilities gen- erator plant went out of service, leaving Kenai without power the sewer llne can West- military strength, by up to gate, Taku. and Hilton Park 000 troops. systems to the sewage treat- The secretary said substan- tial evidence has been found of plant. Health authorities had conoid- increased infiltration from construction of the inter- north in the last few months jceptor line essential, since some and this adds up to an this raw sewage is present- able ratio of manpower. "y flowing into the Chena River. This, he said, can be offset Large Enough TACOMA (AP) Erling Ber- of Tacoma, vice presi- the Pacific Fish Con- servation League, criticized this terrible problem must be Wednesday Alaska Gw William resolved or the Bristol Bay: Egan's plan to dam off Bristol ex-1 Bay from Japanese commercial j fishermen as "foolhardy." "The governor's plan would salmon resource faces Unction." No Details Egan declined to go into improve the salmon situa- tail about his plan to keep Bris-; tion one he said. "There is tol Bay salmon from reaching not enough feed in the cold riv- the sea other than to say it in- ers near there to create enough throughout the afternoon and volved a series of low dams at'growth to bring salmon to a into the evening. j the mouths of rivers where they i marketable size. Uprooted trees blocked traffic! spawn, temporarily on side roads in "I have been assured this is: Kenai and Soldotna. A house under construction, completely "Nature has an abundance of feed in North Pacific waters for framed and roofed, was 'blown without interfering with river land- In Anchorage, windows were Egan said he had instructed sma11 nng pond without broken at a downtown camera! the Alaska Fish and Game De- he n the and eh strnnwr row ners e, r So these I will i continue to beState Jai1' and expanded he said ;uinmcn m a. uuwiuuwn camera uie niabita nsn ana uarne ue- r The line also service! store and flying dust and debris partment to make a detailed feed, ffhe teh thftthe denved from f t pioneer's Home, the new cut visibility within the city. scientific study of the plan and denved from them. the Alaska 67i Commercial air traffic at An-! get it ready to put into action Some Other Way Centennial Site. The treatment chorage International Airport1 "if it appears the Japanese are "There must be some other LUdflUCU, lit bdlU. llluol uc CUHIC V He said that contrary to someiP'ant 's enoufn, take continued, but small plane traf-, making serious inroads on Bris- wav to solve this problem i ,1 rarp nf Hip inprpacpH InaH i ftp af Mprrill fnl r recent press reports almost all captured Viet Cong weapons are of Wallis C. Droz. the Communist bloc origin-almost sald las' inn npr ppnt nf i IIP la TOP tlle cl'y was waiting for the 100 per cent ot the large items. s Department of Health, Ed- fie at Merrill Field was slowed, tol Bay stocks this summer.'' city Fewer than 30 planes touched' Egan discussed his state's J- down there, compared with the! fisheries dilemma at a confer- of the of Fisheries Asked whether there was any assessment from military con- sultants on what would happen if the Chinese Communists come into the war, McNamara replied in the negative. i i LUiHiU Jii Lilt m-ccinvc, aisdams unimaginative rocketry! he repeated that it must and devotes his engineering r. graph paper to artistic crea- tions that literally burn them- selves into the viewer's con- sciousness. Alaska reached down to the South 48 for its fireworks wiz- ardry because pyrotechnic en- gineers don't grow on muskeg. Weikal learned the rudiments I of fireworks at the shoulder Ralph Weikal, on farm. He refined his American Association for the Advancement of_ Science At about for a T.fnfr P i u1-i 6S According to Weikal, the A-67 i over one splashy minute, it f0' Fairbanks is the promises to be a spine-tingling a c.ojiciciiii ui Kit cat auiii 1iyj-apct mipli Hi9ni3v ponstnift in wioG'Scrssn will speak on "Nitrogen Cycling Ldsin t vears It will be oohonic technicolor j manufacturing firm. And ,_ -rhe public on either'side by high! Forty gioss ofcolored flares, Beta Fireworks j telephone poles. feet of in Forest Stands, welcome. Golden Days Weikal was due to arrive by !air today. There will be a meeting ofi Behind the mild-mannered' the Golden Days Committee of Weikal burns the soul p.m. Thursday in thejof a genius in the fine art of chamber log cabin. The com-jvisual and audible bedlam, mittee will discuss the Gold-! Weikal modestly admits he en Days parade, lottery plans, and the promotion trip to Ft. Greely, May 1. 2. TARs Meeting Today The Teen Age Republicans will meet today at 7 p.m. at (Continued on Page 11, Col. 9) April 21. Mostly clear to- night and Thursday. Low to- night 0; high Thursday 30; low last night t; high yes- terday 19; temperature at 11 a.m. 16. Sunrise Thursday a.m. and sunset p.m. giving a total of 15 and crates of aerial report shells have been shipped to Fair- banks by truck. Weikal will oversee construc- tion of a framework, anchored by tele- phone poles. Merchants are chip- has put together "one of the I ping in time, labor and lumber Rossellini's Visit to City Connected Wilh Minerals! Former Governor Albert Ros- sellini of Washington is sched- uled to arrive in Fairbanks at 6 p.m. Wednesday on Alaska Airlines from Anchorage. He is presently in Juneau and should leave there at p.m. today. Alaska's Gov. William Egan, presently in Seattle, will re- turn to Juneau in time to con- fer briefly with Rossellini. The former governor will fly to Anchorage and will spend part of the afternoon there be- fore proceeding to Fairbanks. Rossellini Is said to be in neau said the former governor plans to announce the purpose of his Alaska visit while in Fair- banks. One source said he is rep- resenting businessmen in the east, but Rossellini would not confirm this. He would only say that the nature of his busi- ness was investing in certain Alaska developments. An unconfirmed report said that Rossellini's visit had to do with copper development in the Kotzebue area. Fairbanks will be the last hours and 58 minutes of sun- Alaska in regards to a on his three-city itinerary ___ shine, a gain of six minutes, operation. A spokesman in Ju-1 before returning to Washington.' affected by federal as assistant to the late Bill Mc- Gee of Tacoma, who staged shoot-'em-ups at Puyallup Fairs and Everett Fourth of July extravaganzas. Weike! and his father, who now lives in Bremerton, staged a Bremerton Armed Forces Day fireworks display a few years ago that left the Kitsaps howl- ing for more. They'll do anoth- er show there May 9. The kid who cut his teeth on cherry bombs and Roman can- dles grew into a man of great patience. He spends hours de- (Continued on Page llr Col. 5) Addition Planned For Nenana High JUNEAU (AP) The Office of Education has approved a grant to help build a new, one-story addition to the Nenana High School, Rep. Ralph J. Rivers, D-Alaska, reported from Washington, D. C., Tues- day. Rivers said the new addition will inclde four classrooms, two laboratories and a library. The federal funds were granted under a law providing construc- tion funds for schools in areas be assumed that surface-to-air missiles will be introduced among (he North Vietnamese. "We have ways and means to take care of them if they he added. Resume Work On 'Wildcat' ANCHORAGE (AP) A big ucation and Welfare to approve specifications so the city could benefit from 30 per cent of the total cost from the federal government. This word is ex- pected shortly from San Fran- cisco. "We see no reason why this money can't be obtained and work started this construction Droz said. Only about 25 per cent ot those eligible voted yesterday. Heaviest voting precinct was No. 9, which takes in the West- gate and Taku area. Naturally, they voted heavily for the prop- osition, casting 107 in favor and only 23 against. Lightest precinct voting was No. 10, casting ballots at Lath- rop High School. Only 20 people oil II, has arrived on location in Cook Inlet southwest of An- chorage to resume drilling a wildcat well started in 1962. The well, known as SRS State No. 1, is being drilled by Shell, Richfield and Standard Oil companies with Shell as op- erator. The well, abot 45 miles south- west of here, was suspended after reaching a depth of 041 feet; casing was set to 341 feet and the well plugged with cement to protect the hole. The Glomar will be Shell's second drilling operation in Cook Inlet. Drilling already is under way on a wildcat being drilled from the Shell-Richfield- Standard permanent drilling platform in the Middle Ground Shoal area of the Inlet. The Glomar II drilled a 1963 well in the shoal area that be- gan a full-blown ing at a rate of more than 600 barrels of oil a day from a pro- ductive interval of 550 feet. Last year the Glomar II was used by Shell and Richfield to drill the North Cook Inlet No. 1 well which tested at a rate of barrels a day from a zone at a depth of more than feet. vessel the Glomar voted there' sPlitting il 10 vessel, tne woman for J0 agajnst the issue. Six Fires Hit Wasilla Lake In Southcentral Six fires broke out this morning in the Wasilla Lake area of Southcentral Alaska, according to Wayne Boden, forester for the Bureau of Land Management here. "We don't know the entire area of the fires, but one is at least 40 Boden said today. "Most of the fires were caused by power lines blown down by high winds." According to Boden 29 per- manent and temporary fire- fighters are already on the scene. Thirty-six Native fire- fighters fram Fort Yukon and 34 men from Tanana are ar- riving in Fairbanks this after- noon and will be flown to the area at 8 p.m. tonight on a special Wien charter. Wasilla Lake is in the Mat- anuska Valley. High winds are still reported in the re- gion. usual 600 to 700 a dav ence here with William C. Her- at the University of British Co- rington. assistant secretary of lumbla- said in Vancouver. B.C.: state for fisheries; fishing" in- "There is no way to reproduce dustry leaders: Department of this run by damm'ing it up. This the Interior officials, and Alas- is madness." ka and Washington members of Sen. Bart left Due In City Saturday Sen. E. L. (Bob) Bartlett is scheduled to arrive in Fairbanks Saturday evening to attend the fireworks display that will kick u- off the Alaska 67 promotion of I Wash.: Reps. Lloyd Meeds and the ocean ls their Pas" Congress. Dr. Lauren Donaldson. Univer- Present at the meeting were professor of Sen. E. L. Bartlett D-Alaska- flshenes> commented that salm- Sen. Warren G. Magnuson D- on "must have a Pasture to feed the 1967 Centennial. Brock Adams, both D-Wash. ture'' Bartlett, who is marking hisj Egan said "thousands of jobs' Egan acknowledged there 61st birthday today, is now in [are at stake" in Alaska and the were major biological and sci- Seattle and plans to fly to) economy of Pacific Coast fish-: entific hurdles to overcome but Wrangell tomorrow. It is be- ing interests is vitally affected. I said the change from an ocean- he will proceed through "I hope the Japanese will re-: going to an inland fisherv could Juneau and Anchorage to Fair-1 view very quickly any decision I be accomplished bv heavy arti- banks. (Continues on Pag. n. Col. I) ficial Hiker Almost Drowns, Turns Back By KENT BRANDLEV News-Miner Staff Writer Alaska's Nome to Fairbanks hiker has turned back to Nome after falling into an icy river and almost drowning. reportedly ruined and was "humble but 'rifle was wet. !wasn't hanging his head." The river 10 miles beyond the Phelps said that he and the point where he turned back of Nome were "real said to be a churning torrent thati proud of him." Acheson walked about 263 Jim Acheson, the former Ma-iawa5'; Nc! bridges cross altogether rine from Fairfield, Calif., said nvfrs- ,_ He was lost morp Mia-i he had to prove it to himself. The w the area has f uas f been alternating between ttas scaied quite a freezing and below freezing tem-j ew tlmes- "I did the best I he said today The determined vouna and Sunday! In Nome. Phelps said Ache- was stoDDedTv the unfredic11 was warm enough for "boks health-v and has a ,MP to. it isjgood tan." the Norton Sound area as they began to thaw. The hiker. 23, who left Nome March 30, planned to walk to Fairbanks in three months time. Nome residents were hopeful but dubious about his chances. Andrew Bang, a storekeeper in Unalakleet says that Acheson fell into two rivers Saturday after the thawing ice cracked under his feet. Acheson left Unaiakleet Friday at noon, just before an earthquake took place there. The first time he fell through the ice, he kept going, but at the second river he fell into the icy water up to his neck and had to swim for his life. In the struggle, he lost his pack, his snowshoes, and his food supply. He managed to save his camera and rifle but the film freezing hard and only 10 above. Bang said he believed that! _ Acheson was finally stopped by I the Cherosky River about 20 i miles from Unalakleet. After be-1 coming soaking wet and with; the temperature growing pro-; gressively colder, the hiker managed to reach a remote White Alice communications site. The men there returned him to Unalakleet. "It's really Acheson was said to have told people in Unalakleet. Al Phelps, editor of the Nome Nugget, said that he managed} to interview Acheson briefly at the Nome airport yesterday. He flew in from Unalakleet on Alas-, ka Airlines. Phelps said that) Acheson was putting his story in writing for the Fairbanks1 Daily News-Miner. The Nome, editor said that "This weather keepi up, maybe we kin gtt in on another Chena pool this year."   

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