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   Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Newspaper) - May 28, 1965, Fairbanks, Alaska                                CITY NEWS EV BRIEF Library Services The children's summer reading program starts Tues- day at the Fairbanks Public Li- brary. The Indian Reading Club for children passing to the fifth grade, and1 the "Reading for Fun" Club, for new sixth grad- ers, will be under the supervi- sion of the children's librarian, Mrs. Renate Kreis. Library hours, Monday through Thurs- day, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. During June, July, and August, the library will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Class Registration The University of Alaska eve- ning classes registration will resume at Ft. Wainwright aft- er the holiday weekend1. Regis- tration will be held at Pompeo Hall continuing through Wednes- day. Classes are open to both civilian and military. For in- formation call 353-4205 or 479- 7221. LATE II O >l I Daily News "America's Farthest North Daily Member of The Associated Press VOl. XLIII Per Copy FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, FRIDAY, MAY 28, 1965 Sixteen Pages No. 125 LBJ WITHDRAWS MORE TROOPS North Star Borough OK's Zoning Plan 9-Member Board To Be Named by Schleppegrell An All Troop Camp Girl Scouts in junior troop 46 from the Hunter-Bar- nette School areas who wish to go to troop camp at Harding Lake may register by June 4 with Mrs. Doris Holt, 509 Ninth or call 456-4487 after 5 p.m. ordinance borough establish- planning ing commission, consisting of nine members, won final approval of the North Star Borough Assembly night. Assemblywoman last Kathleen Vacation Bible School j (Mike) DaHon gave notice that Vacation Bible School begins she would introduce an interim at 2 p.m., Saturday in the Uni-1 zoning ordinance at the next versity Baptist Church. Regular regular meeting of the assem- sessions begin at 9 a.m., Man day. It will continue through June 11. Girls and boys ages three through 16 are invited. Awards Sunday The Fairbanks Lutheran Church will hold an awards day Sunday during the Sunday School hour at a.m. A pot- luck picnic for the Sunday school and the congregation will In the meantime. Borough Chairman John Schleppegrell announced that he had asked the City Planning and Zoning Commission to stay in active operation until he had appoint- ed the borough commission and had it approved by the assem- bly. The ordinance specifies that be held at the Rainbow of the present city Plan- Ranch at 1 p.m. VFW Services The VFW and American Le- meet at Birch Hill gion Cemetery at 10 a.m. Sunday for memorial service. It will be followed by a memorial service on the Cushman Street bridge at about 11 a.m. The Honors Seversons American Legion Auxiliary sire sponsoring a fare- well party in honor of Gordon and Aud Severson at the home of Russell and Peggy Huber, Mile College Road at Saturday. Jewish Sabbath Service A Jewish Sabbath Service will be held at the Eielson Air Force Base Chapel at p.m. today. A bus will leave from the Ft. Wainwright Chapel Annex at p.m. for personnel wishing to attend services. Fire Training The Alaska State Firemens Association, Central Chapter, will hold a program on mutual aid and central dispatch system at p.m. Friday at the Fair- banks Fire Station. Me Story-Hour There will be no story-hour this week at the College Com- munity Library. For the sum- mer, the story-hours will con- tinue on Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 2 p.m. ning and Zoning Commission members must be on the bor- ough planning body. Out of Order A move last night by Assem- blyman Urban Rahoi to elimi- nate all zoning powers from the ordinance was ruled out of or- der by Terry Miller, presiding officer of the borough. Miller first ruled that Rahoi's ancl motion was in order but chang- Camp Fire Girls Campfire Girts from Dancetown USA Dancetown USA classes ed his ruling upon advice of the borough attorney George Yea- ger who said it was in violation of state law. The assembly had previously agreed to assume planning and zoning functions in the borough effective May 15. Only Rahoi and Howard Alex- ander opposed the ordinance which establishes the commis- sion and prescribes its powers and duties. Alexander has been (Continued on Page 9, Col. 4) Sales Tax Ordinance Postponed With Assemblymen John Gustafson and Harold Gil- lam absent last night, the Borough Assembly once again postponed an ordi- nance which would bring :he borough sales tax laws into line with those of Fairbanks. Once again the chief reason for postponement was the ques- tion whether to list advertising as an exemption or not. John Carlson, the borough's revenue officer, said that "rev- enue from the sales tax on ad- vertising would be less than the cost of collecting it." Assemblyman Howard Alex- ander voiced the sentiments of several citizens who appeared at a public hearing on the mat- ter. He said the tax would "pe- nalize the local man." He also maintained that it would take "more money to police it than we'll collect in advertising." The Chamber of Commerce fa- vors the exemption of advertis- ing. Opposite View Pete Aiken took the opposite view. Aiken asked "Are we go- ing just to tax those that are easy to He said that "We shouldn't exempt just be- cause it's hard. to collect. (Continued on Page col I] Plumbers Near Strike Deadline No agreement was reached in Thursday negotiations between the Steamfitters and Plumbers local 375 and1 the Mechanical Contractors of Fairbanks, Inc. Contractors have set Satur- day as the day. all jobs come to a halt until contract negotia- tions with the union are com- plete. In yesterday's story of the contract dispute, the ..News- Miner reported the union de- manded a raise from to per hour for travel. That de- mand should have read to per day extra pay for travel to College and Ft. Wainwright. Youth Corps Project OK'd For Villages Work Experience Being Offered Many Drop-outs JUNEAU. (AP) The U.S. Department of Labor has approved a Neighbor- hood Youth Corps project which will provide work ex- perience opportunities for 325 out-of-school Alaskans, Rep. Ralph J. Rivers, D- Alaska, said today. Rivers advised the Associated Press by wire from Washington the project will cost with the Federal government providing of that amount. The project will be carried out under the jurisdiction of the State Rural Development Agen- cy, headed by John C. Gates. The Neighborhood Youth Corps Program is designed to provide remedial education and work experience for young men and women 16 21 years of age. The 625 Alaskans to take part in the program are located in 36 villages. Training, and the number of persons to take part at each village, based on cur- rent plans, is to be provided at: Pt. Barrow, 20; Stebbins, 25; St. Michael, 10; Unalakleet, 50; Scammon Bay, 16; Russian Mission, 10; Kipnuk, 10; Good- news Bay. Kwethluk, 10; Napakiak, 15; Bethel, 35; Hoo- nah, 20; Kake, 20; Hydaburg, 11; Kwigillingok, 15; Fort Yukon, 20; Tanana, 10; Northway Village, 6; Kiana, 20; Nunapitchuk, 15; Kotzebue, 50; Noorvik, 25; Noatak, 15; Pt. Hope, 15; Selawik, 25: Wain- wright, 10; Gambell, 30; Em- monak, 21; Arctic Village, 10; Savoonga, 25; Naposkiak, 5; Newktok, 15; Tooksook Bay 7: Tunanak, 12; Kaltag, 8; and Hooper Bay, 6. ALL SET FOR WEEKEND The weather- man told Susie Tuohy that tne temperature would remain at normal to above normal for (he Jong Memorial Day weekend. De- spite the fact she was to be graduated from Lathrop High School last night, she took time to don her summer rig and skate- board her way into the holiday. Stall Photo Orders Military Men Out of Dominican Calls for International Machinery Geared to Meet Fast-moving Events; Warns of Further Conquest Attempts WACO, Tex. (AP) President Johnson announced today he is issuing orders to withdraw American military men from the Dominican Republic. But he warned at the same time that in the hemi- sphere "we can expect more efforts at triumph by ter- ror and conquest through chaos." And he called for "new international machinery geared to meet fast-mov- ing events." In an address prepared for commencement exercises at Baylor University once headed by his great grandfa- ther. George Washington Baines said, "When forces of freedom move er on political, economic or mil- itary fronts the forces of slavery and subversion move rapidly and decisively." The President said that one of the lessons learned during the past four weeks in the Domin- ican Republic is that "it is clear that we need new international machinery geared to meet fast- moving events." "When hours can decide the fate of generations, the moment of decision must become the moment of he added. The troops the President said are being withdrawn are in addition to he said have Warm Spell To Continue For Holiday With a long range forecast giving promise of continued warm weather, Interior Alas- kans were today preparing for their first extended weekend of the summer season. Memorial Day, coming on Sunday, will be recognized as a Monday holiday with all fed- eral, state, and city offices re- maining closed. Many private businesses will also remain closed. The Daily News-Miner will provide its staff the long weekend and will not publish. Monday. Banks will be closed pTst and there will be no mail de- Should You Ask: What Price Freedom? Skymen Have the Answer CAB's Stay of Service Ruling Disappoints Alaska Airlines two days. And Johnson said he has in- structed Lt. Gen. Bruce Palmer, i commander of U.S. forces in the j Dominican Republic, "to dis- cuss possible further withdraw- als" with Gen. Hugo Panasco i Alvim of Brazil, commander of i the Organization of American I States forces in the revolt-torn Caribbean country. livery. In anticipation of the warm in the mid-forty to high-sixty range, plans were being made to open summer cabins, for camping trips, or visits to such scenic at- tractions as Valdez and McKin- ley Park. The weather forecast, in addi- tion to warm temperatures, in- ANCHORAGE (AP) Alaska "The five-day Giers- will begin at 10 a.m. June 3 in the National Guard Armory. There will be no class for old students Monday. EDITOR'S NOTE Troops of the 173rd Airborne Brigade landed in South Viet Nam early this month. Pulitzer Prize-win- ning AP photographer Horst Faas accompanied a battalion on its first action against the Viet Cong. Here is his report. VUNG TAU, South Viet Nam the (AP) Girls in bikinis were Fourth grade up will swim from sunning and surfing as the three 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the uni-j companies of paratroopers flew versity pool. iover this seaside resort. Artil- lery and bombs sounded sharply 15 miles away, softening up the landing zone. The 173rd Airborne Brigade had landed in Viet Nam early this month. On Wednesday heli- copters carried' the 503rd Regi- ment's 1st Battalion into its first action against the Viet Cong. It was a frustrating experience with an elusive human enemy and relentless natural foes. Sniper fire greeted the heli- copters as they landed, then the guerrillas faded away. The men moved off in steaming tropical heat, two companies clambering up and over huge boulders to- ward the hills, the third moving through the valleys. Ankle Sprained One man sprained an ankle. "Sure, I can go on. I'm air- he told his commander and hobbled off. Throughout the afternoon the troops fought clinging jungle vines and thorns. Mosquitoes attacked in swarms. Faces, hands and arms were streaked with blood from bites and. the snags of thorns and vines. But at times the vines came in han- dy as the heavily loaded troops pulled themselves up sheer rocks and cliffs. May 28. Partly cloudy, warmer, with little change in temperature. Low tonight 44; high Saturday 70; low last night 47; high yesterday 70. Temperature at 1 p.m. 71. Sunrise Saturday a.m., sunset p.m. for total c! 20 hours, 14 minutes of sun- light with gain of six minutes. Weather Elsewhere Seattle, cloudy, 74; Juneau, cloudy, 63; Barrow, cloudy, 30; Anchorage, partly cloudy, 56; Nome, cloudy, 52; Kotze- bue, cloudy, 50; Cordova, partly cloudy, 48. A heavy tropical rain set in at dark, making things cooler but making the bush and the rocks slippery. The paratroopers still wore smooth-soled jump boots though they hope to be issued cleated jungle boots soon. Move to Hills They found an abandoned Viet Cong lookout with an excellent view of the airfield at Vung Tau and the highway leading from the town. They blew up the post and moved on up into the hills, struggling over the rain-slick rocks with their 50-caliber ma- chine guns, bazookas, mortars and ammunition. They bedded' down for the night in a downpour. The day's pouring sweat turned into shiv- ering, cold. No fires or smoking were permitted. A helicopter hovered over hacked' out Alaskan Mosquitoes Invade Reds MOSCOW (AP) The Rus- sian News Agency Tass re- ported a fantastic story to- day. Tass says a small Soviet steamer in the Black Sea was forced to heave-to for two days because it was attacked by mosquitoes. They covered decks, port- holes, and the engine room up to four inches deep. Every effort to get rid of the mosquitoes failed, then the temperature dropped and they flew away. clearing and dropped C rations and jerry cans of water. During the night the Ameri- cans could hear Vietnamese artillery firing near by and one firefight between Vietnamese and Viet Cong. At daybreak they moved off again and saw a man perched in the trees, peering through foli- age apparently as an observer for the Viet Cong. The troops held their fire, under orders not to open up unless they could see a weapon. He vanished in the thick bush. A few minutes later the lead men approached an intersection of trails and there were sharp bursts of automatic fire. One fell with bullet wounds in the shoulder and side, the other threw himself into the bush aft- er taking hits beneath his arm. The remainder of the company charged into the bush with weapons blazing. That ended that Viet Cong attack. First Aid The wounded men were given first aid while young troops meeting their first combat shook their heads in awe and older veterans debated whether it had been sniper fire or an Airlines expressed disappoint- ment Thursday with a five-day delay in its proposed new jet routes between Alaska and Se- attle, stayed by a new Civil Aer- onautics Board order in Wash- ington. Robert Giersdorf, vice presi- dent for sales of Alaska Air- lines, said' the company would continue its existing service be- tween Anchorage and Seattle by way of Fairbanks until next Wednesday, when it hopes to start Anchorage Seattle non- stop flights. "Naturally we're disappointed with the delay because we're eager and anxious to start serv- ice on our new Giers- dorf said after the new CAB decision was made public. The CAB announced a tempo- rary stay through June 1 of its March 26 order which shuffled the pattern of air service be- tween the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. ambush. "What difference asked one does it younger man. "It's bad enough." A veteran officer knelt by one man and said: "I've seen many wounded a lot worse who made it. You'll be okay." "They ruined my new tee said one of the wounded. "Sorry about replied the other, using one of the most (Continued on Paoa 1, Col. 1) More Vandalism Reported at Growden Field The Fairbanks Department of Parks and Recreation is getting mad. With thousands of dollars in damage caused by vandals dur- ing the winter to the city's parks and playgrounds, apparently some punks just have to come on for an encore. A crew of workmen groom' ing the Growden Memorial dorf said, "will cause some in- convenience because we will have to operate on just slightly different schedules than we had anticipated." As a result of the new order, he said, Alaska Airlines "will retain exactly the jet route pat- tern and schedule in effect now through next Tuesday, and will start our new service beginning Wednesday, June 2." That means Alaska's south- bound jet flight will leave An- Forest Fires Plague BLM Forest fires and dry condi- tions continued to plague Bu- reau of Land Management per- sonnel today with two fires go- ing early this morning. One at Seven Mile Chena Hot Springs Road apparently was started from land clearing. The BLM sent 29 men to put it out, using 24 emergency fire fight- ers and five station personnel. No jumpers were used on the fire, said to be covering about 10 acres. A small Caterpillar was in use as well as a gallon pumper unit. The blaze broke out at 1 p.m. yesterday and was still being manned this morning. The fire was located miles north of the about road. BLM fire control was consid- ering three fires near Chatanika Park grounds Thursday, left for! as one blaze. The fires were all 35 minutes to get some lunch. During their brief absence, two 55 gallon barrels of garbage were strewn all over the area. Most of the new box seats were overturned. Two parking signs were ripped up. The van- dals vanished, leaving a mess. While little material damage was done, the men were kept busy for several hours doing work that was unnecessary. And that costs the taxpayer as much as if real damage was inflicted. within a two-mile distance along the Davidson Ditch. It was not under control at a.m.'to- day. A total of 25 men were working at the scene with 20 more due in from Northway at 6 a.m. Twenty emergency fire fighters were dispatched with five BLM personnel. Natives were being flown in as the fire spread over 80 acres. Fire conditions are still ex- treme and weekend campers are again warned to be sure their fires are out. chorage at p. m. with a stop in Fairbanks, instead of 6 p. m. direct to Seattle, has had been scheduled. Giersdorf was in Anchorage heading an Alaska Airlines "sales blitz" designed to pro- mote the new direct Anchorage- Seattle service. He said the sales effort "has reaffirmed the out- standing potentials in this new market for us." Alaska Airlines also had an- nounced a new fare for the non-stop Anchorage Seattle service, and the rate had been matched by Pacific Northern Airlines and Northwest Orient Airlines. As a result of the stay, Giers- dorf said, Alaska would have to collect an additional amount to cover the cost of service by way of Fairbanks. Johnson said the necessity for dicated Part'y quick action is one of "the expected to hold realities" made apparent by the Dominican situation. The President has been criti- cized in some quarters for not advising other hemisphere, na- tions before announcing his de- cision April 28 to send military forces to the Dominican Repub- lic. Accident Deaths Up in Alaska Over Past Years JUNEAU (AP) There were 425 accidental deaths in Alaska during 1964, compared with 286 the previous year, the state's Bureau of Vital Statistics re- ports. Of the total, 161 were attribut- ed to transport accidents and 264 were blamed on non-transport accidents, including 113 deaths tied directly to the March 27, earthquake and seismic sea wave disaster. Aircraft accidents accounted for the highest number of trans- port deaths, 58. Another 47 per- sons were killed in motor ve- hicle accidents and 55 died1 in accidents involving water craft. One was killed in a railroad ac- cident. Snowed Under MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) temperature was dipping into the 30s when Loel Henry started to mow a neighbor's lawn Thursday. Dressed in a parka and earmuffs, the boy finished the job in light snow that quickly melted. until Tuesday or Wednesday. Roads Good The Department of Highways reports roads are generally in good condition, including the Steese which leads to Circle City and the Yukon River, which was opened this week. For those people not planning Today, in discussing the Com- to away on the first Ion8 munist threat within the weekend after the cold sphere, Johnson said: i winter, there will be a full slate "We know that when a activities to command their munist group seeks to exploit :attentlon- misery, the entire free inter- American system is put in dead- ly danger. We also know that these dangers can be found to- day in many of our lands. There is no trouble anywhere these evil forces will not try to turn to their advantage. We can expect more efforts at triumph by ter- (Conlinued on Page Col. 2) Baseball begins with North of the Range games Saturday and Sunday at Ft. Wainwright and Ft. Greely. The youth baseball program, with Connie Mack, Babe Ruth, and Little League competition slated, will also get underway. Hydroplane boat races are set CContlnucc on Page J, Col. Pentagon Thinks of Bonus Plans for Re-enlistments WASHINGTON (AP) The Pentagon is proposing a special bonus to lure men with critical skills into re-enlisting in the! armed services. i The bonus system, recom- mended to Congress in a little- noticed section of a pay-in- crease bill, could give some cor- porals and specialists as much as depending on the im- portance of their skills. Two years ago, Congress ig- nored a similar Defense Depart- ment proposal. However, top officials hope the Senate and House will be more receptive this time be- cause of the increasing difficul- ty in holding trained men. The Defense Department al- ready has a re-enlistment bonus system in effect. The new spe- cial system aimed at the highly skilled would be superimposed on it. Under the standard system, a man completing his first enlist- ment and signing up for another hitch is entitled to one month's pay multiplied by the number of years of re-enlistment. Thus, a man who signed up for an additional six-year hitch would get a bonus of six months' pay. On later enlistments, the bon- (Conllnued on Page 9, Col. "Good thing mosquitoes were MM young ones; full grown Alas- ki mosquitoes would have carried the boat away."   

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