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   Fairbanks Daily News Miner (Newspaper) - June 8, 1965, Fairbanks, Alaska                                CITY NEWS CV BRIEF PUB Meeting The Public Utilities Board will meet at 8 p.m. today in the MUS Building to review several bids and contracts for the Municipal Utilities System. On the agenda are: Bids for the coal contract and the GReenwood exchange, the sta- tus of the budget for this year through May 31, and the John- son Plumbing and Heating con- tract for patching streets in Is- land Homes. Parents-School Board Parents will meet with, the North Star Borough Schoo Board at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Main School to discuss com- plaints recently levied agains Mrs. Josephine Parrott, Main School principal. The meeting was scheduled after parents, appearing at last Tuesday's school board meeting, demand- ed to be heard. All parents in- terested in speaking and the public is invited. Railroad Museum The Alaska-Yuki- Railroad Historical Society is planning a museum with both indoor rail- road exhibits and outdoor rail road cars and engines on dis- play. An operating steam train is also planned. For informa- tion or submission of member- ship write to: Alaska-Yukon Railroad Historical Society, 213 Seward St., Juneau, Alaska 99801. Dailv LATE II O M I VOL Xllll FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 1965 Summer Reading Registration for the College Community summer reading plan will be held this week. Li- brary hours are Tuesday and Friday, 2-4 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday, 7-9 p.m. with a story hour on Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. Square Dancing Square dancing lessons for teen-agers from seventh" through 12th grades will be given at the Elks Hall from to p.m. Wednesday. The session will be chaperoned and parents are welcome. For information call 456-7533. 'America's Farthest North Daily Member of The Associated Press Twelve Pages No. 133 Gemini Knocks Down lot of Straw Men' COME TO ALASKA IN '67 Dr. Nancy LeFevre, wife of Rep. Walter LeFevre of Fairbanks, delivers a personal invi- tation from Alaska's Governor William Egan to Governor Daniel Moore of North Carolina to attend the State Centen- Accelerated Space Flight Program Seen Gemini Official Ain't Seen Nothing Yet' By HOWARD BENEDICT AP Aerospace Writer HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) nial in 1967. Dr. LeFevre also presented Gov. Moore with commenting remark' an A-67 pin and a Centennial memhershin nar-kacp At loft on me temaik- an A-67 pin and a Centennial membership package. At left is Edita Thomas. The photo was taken in the executive mansion in Raleigh, North Carolina. Photo for News-Miner by state of Nortli Carolina Sourdoe Picnic Homemakers JAclak Naval Station in the and; Aleutian Islands Monday, Wednesday at the" Kiwanispese fishing there continued Fishing Clamor Goes On JUNEAU Japa- nese boat, seized by a Coast Guard cutter for fishing in prohibited waters of the North Pacific, was returned to Japanese authorities at early "morning" "meeting" on Brewington Opposes Issuance Of Utilities' Revenue Bonds Mayor Darrell Brewington went on record last night oppos- ing issuance of revenue bonds extending public utilities in Fairbanks. Brewington questioned the timing of Ordinance 1328 au- thorizing the bond issue. The ordinance was passed at Park. 4-H members needing transportation may call 488- 6939. Garden Club The Top 0' the World Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Wednes day at the home of Mrs. Grace Conger with auction items anc hints to be prepared. Native Association The Fairbanks Native Asso- ciation will meet at 8 p.m. to- day at the Hospitality House. Prospective members may join at this time. Expectant Parents Expectant parents' classes will begin at the Fairbanks Health Center at p.m. or June 15. For information call 456-4230 or 456-5156. Department of Highways The Department of Highways will advertise for bids for Proj- ect Cordova City Streets, today with bids to open on July 8. VFW VFW Auxiliary No. 3629 will meet at 8 p.m. Wednesday in (Continued on Page 7, Col. Both Sens. E. L. Bartlett, D- Alaska, and Warren G. Magnu son. D-Wash., asked the State i Department to demand that the Japanese move fishing opera- tions further west of an absten- tion line set up in a 1953 treaty. The Coast Guard cutter Wa- chusett seized the Japanese boat, the Wakashio Maru No 15, 16 miles east of the line, Sat- urday, boarded the vessel and towed it to Adak. At a hearing in Adak, Monday, U.S. officials turned the boat over to the Japanese fisheries officials along with proof that it was on the wrong side of the treaty line which runs at 175 de- grees west longitude. After an inspection the violat- ing boat was escorted away by a Japanese fisheries patrol boat, Toka Maru. It is Up to the Japanese to mete out any pun- ishment under terms of the treaty. Alaska Gov. William Egan sat in on the meeting as an ob- server and said later that Japa- nese fisheries officials admitted the Wakashio Mam was on the wrong side of the line after ex-: (Continued on Page 7, col. B) VMM June 8. Partly cloudy with scattered showers today, to- night and Wednesday. Low tonight 50, high Wednesday 75, high yesterday 66, low last night 45. Temperature at 11 a.m. 74. Sunrise Wednesday at a.m., sunset at p.m. for a total of 21 hours 17 minutes sunlight with a gain of four minutes. "Weather 'Elsewhere Seattle, cloudy, 82; Juneau, cleary 67; Anchorage, rain, 51; Barrow, cloudy, 28; Nome, cloudy, 52; Kotzebue, cloudy, 61. i May 27. Neither Brewington nor Councilman Harold Gillam were in the city at the time. However, five other council members met with Public Util- ities Board members and R. W. Beck and Associates that day. The five council members in attendance gave unanimous ap- proval to the ordinance. The meeting, held on a Thurs- day morning, had been public- ly announced on the front page of the News-Miner the day be- fore. Gillam, in Seattle, was not due to return to Fairbanks until Thursday night. He had Forest Fire Danger High Fire danger in the Fair- banks area is moving into the "extreme" zone again a c cording to Bureau of Lane Management Fire Control here. Fire danger is alsa reported "extremely high" from North- way to Tanana and from An- chorage to Palmer. Fourteen BLM smokejump- ers are mopping up a 160- acre grass fire on the Sew- ard Peninsula today. The fire broke out yesterday afternoon and was moving toward the village of Candle when the BLM serf jumpers into area. been the strong advocate a another proposition which he tacked on to the original pro- posal, adding in gener al obligation bonds for paving of Barnette and South Cushman streets. This led to problems too, as Robert W. Wade, general man- ager of the Municipal Utilities System said it would be im- practical to pave the streets without laying down steam lines and he said it would require another for these. After Gillam's proposal and Wade's amendment to the coun- cilman's proposal, the ordi- nance became temporarily bog- ged down. Wade stressed the urgency of timing. Alaskans Asked to Boycott ANCHORAGE (AP) A drive for public support in a move to boycott Japanese products until Japanese fishermen back away from the North Pacific salmon abstension line has begun in Alaska. A full-page newspaper ad in the Anchorage Daily Times re- produced automobile bumper stickers now being distributed. "Save our fish: Boycott the white-on-red bumper stick- ers read. "We ask all Alaskans to honor the advertisement said. The movement, launched, in Seattle by the newly formed Congress of American Fisher- men, is a protest against what American fishermen contend is depletion of Alaska's Bristol Bay salmon stocks by Japan- ese fishing efforts on the high seas. The campaign for the boycott of Japanese goods of all types began in Alaska as the crisis over salmon was intensified by U.S. seizure of a Japanese fish- ing boat picked up by the Coast Guard Saturday fishing for red salmon about 16 miles east of the North Pacific abstention line of which no Japanese boats are permitted to fish, un- der terms of a 1953 treaty. The ad, paid for by 26 resi- dents and eight business firms from the Bristol Bay area, said American efforts to conserve salmon as a sustained yield re- source "are failing because the Japanese fish 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with miles of net. They follow the schools of salmon over a square mile area of the North Pacific. The most the American fisher- man can hope for is two days a week.'' Solon Asks Changes in Pribilofs WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. E. L. Bartlett, D-Alaska, intro- duced a bill today to permit changes in the administrations of the Pribilof Islands in the Bering Sea and government's dealings with the island's 642 residents. The islands included in the purchase of Alaska from Russia, serve as rookeries for millions of Alaska fur seals which are cared for by the In- terior Department's Bureau of Commercial Fisheries. Present residents of the is- lands, working for the govern- ment in the fur seal harvest, are descendants of Aleuts brought to the islands by the Russians in the early 19th cen- tury to harvest fur seals. Bartlett told the S e n a t e to- day the United States, until 1950, continued the Russian system of maintaining the natives in a state close to bondage receiv- ng their food, clothing and housing from the government. In 1950, he said, the first wage an was put into effect, and Pribilovians paid for food and clothing from their wages. But, Bartlett said1, there still is no private ownership of prop- erty, except by two Russian Or- thodox churches. Bartlett's bill would permit sale of land, houses and proper- ty to the residents, give the state of Alaska responsibility for conducting public schools and health and welfare pro- grams, give civil service retire- nent credit for employment on the non-wage plan prior to 1950, and eliminate a regulation re- quiring a pass to visit the is- ands. Bartlett said the bill would give the Secretary of the Inte- ior time to make the changes in an orderly manner. At the May 27 meeting the ordinance, essentially as origi- nally proposed by Wade, pass- ed unanimously. Gillam's pro- posed paving project was de- leted. Some council members jable flight of Gemini 4, said: "You ain't seen nothing yet." He was looking to future U.S. man-in-space flights which will I be launched on an accelerated schedule as a result of the suc- cess of astronauts James A. Mc- Divitt and Edward H. White II. Gemini spacecraft will hook up with other satellites; the pi- lots will perform intricate ma- neuvers during trips up to two weeks; and men will walk and work outside their orbiting spacecraft for lonegr periods than the excursion made by My Daddy Walked in Space What Did Your Daddy Do? EDWARD WHITE, III, and his sister. Bonnie Lynn, 6, chat with their father, astronaut space walker, Ed White, by radio phone from Mission Control Headquarters at Houston, Tex., to the U.S.S. Wasp shortly after White and his co-pilot McDivitt landed back on earth Monday. White. Three Years Then on to the had indicated this could be the! only three years from now subject of a separate bond is-! and man's greatest adventure. sue later. Gillam, last night privately said the meeting had been de- liberately scheduled to keep him out. Brewington, too, seem- ed to feel that he had been ex- eluded from the decision. But Councilman Harry Porter who took exception to Brewington's remarks said that the five coun- cil members favoring the ordi- nance were sufficient. The ordinance calls for a spe- Even as McDivitt and White Extensive Damage Inflicted on Viet Cong Supply Depot After Pounding by 33 Jets SAIGON, South Viet Nam were being hoisted from the AP) Thirty-three American Atlantic Ocean Monday after jets hit the Vinh supply depot in their four-day trip, the Titan 2 North Viet Nam again today Pilots rePorted dam cial election on June 29 and covers two propositions. The first calls for to provide central office equip- ment and cable expansion, to convert a portion of the downtown area to under- ground electrical service, to construct an inter-tie with Gold- en Valley Electric Association, and to extend and upgrade elec- trical facilities of the city in general; and for to con- struct an addition to the present (Continued on Page j. Col. 8} Search on For Hunters An air and ground search was begun last night for two hunt- ers who were due back in Fair- banks Saturday morning. The two, Paul Elbert, 65, and Robert Wayne Taylor, 16, left for the Savage River area near Healy last Wednesday to hunt grizzly bears. Taylor's father. Bob Foreman Taylor, 1612 Central Ave., re- ported the two as missing yes- terday. Two Civil Air Patrol planes searched the area late last night and spotted the pick- jp the two drove to Healy at 8 Mile on the Healy road. No fires or flares were spot- ted. The search last night was called off about midnight due io turbulent air. Eielson Air Force Base Search and Rescue said this morning that no planes nad been able to fly into the area today because of bad weather. According to the Eielson In- formation Office a converted lalf-track is in the area today making a ground search. Both hunters are reportedly adequately dressed with some )rovisions. Elbert is reported to lave a heart condition. Taylor is a junior at Lalhrop School. His father is par- ticipating in the search. As- tronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr., whose 34 hour space- flight record was shattered by Gemini 4, and rookie pilot Charles Conrad Jr. They have a late August date with the stars. Seven Days Cooper and Conrad are to stay in space for seven days, but space agency officials hinted they could be up for a longer time based on preliminary data from Gemini. Charles A. Berry, director of Gemini medical operations, said that preliminary examina- tion of McDivitt and White indi- cates that "we've knocked down a lot of straw men with this mission." He said that weightlessnes: apparently is not as dangerous as was feared, at least not for four days. Cooper had shown some disquieting symptoms, especially in the heart and blood [vessel systems, as did Soviel i cosmonaut Valery Bykovsky I after his record five-day space 'trip. Berry said that a rigid exer else schedule with a stretch cord apparently helped McDi- vitt and White to overcome any after-effects of weightlessness. Berry also listed the buildup of heat in a spacecraft as anoth- er toppled "straw man." He said a steady temperature of around 65 degrees, with no hu- midity, was maintained throughout the flight. No Dizziness The physician said White ex- perienced no dizziness during his space walk as the Russian Alexei Leonov reported on his March 18 stroll. Gemini project director Charles Mathews called Gemini 4 a milestone, "and now we're looking forward to the real in- teresting things contemplated in the future." He said the Gemini 5 space- craft will be somewhat different than Gemini 4. For one thing it will generate electrical power from a fuel cell a device which converts liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen into energy. It will replace bulky batteries with a great saving in weight. The fuel cell will give Gemini 5 a long-life capability. A simi- lar cell is being developed for Apollo man-to-the-moon flights. Cooper and Conrad also will launch their own satellite from (Continued on Page 7, Col. 7) The raid on Vinh, 160 miles south of Hanoi, was the heaviest reported as American planes continued to hammer at targets north of the demilitarized zone. Spokesmen said all planes re- turned safely to their land bases or carrier bases. Vinh had been hit Monday by U.S. Air Force planes. After the 10-minute attack today, pilots reported they inflicted extensive damage on the 40 or 50 buildings still standing in the supply depot area. They said exact damage assessments were difficult to make because of the intense ground fire. Spokesmen said 23 tons of 750- pound bombs were dropped. They said no enemy planes were sighted. U.S. Navy warplanes ranged over North Viet Nam for an hour Monday night, bombing and strafing bridges, ware- houses, an oil depot and railway cars. A U.S. military spokesman said four Skyraider fighter- bombers from the U.S. 7th Fleet carrier Bon Homme Richard flew within 90 miles of Hanoi, 125 miles south of Hanoi. They reported three buildings afire the Communist capital. They and three smoldering, encountered heavy groundfire in j The pilots also reported dam- some areas, but all returned j age to a petroleum storage de- safely. Ipot 130 miles southwest of the Using 500 and 1.000 capital and said antiair- bombs, cannon and rockets, the j craft fire was heavy there. A raiders attacked 14 warehouses i warehouse area 130 miles south I of Hanoi was reported SO per destroyed. Targets also included one bridge 90 miles southwest of Hanoi and another 165 miles southwest. A report from Da Nans said WASHINGTON fAP) The Viet Cong forces blew up a con- House Approves Retail Duty-free Bill House has passed a measure setting the amount of goods a as the Communists continued returning tourist may bring in with him duty-free at re- tail value. The duty-free allowance now is wholesale value, so the measure does provide a reduc- tion, estimated at about one- crete bridge today on Highway 1 their drive to disrupt road and rail traffic in and out of Da Nang. Military authorities said the bridge near the Hai Ban pass between Da Nang and Hue would be repaired by tonight. About 400 more Australian third. The administration had troops arrived aboard the car- asked for a cut to retail rier Sydney at Vung Tau, 40 -_j soutneast of Saigon. They were flown to Bien Hoa air base 15 miles northeast of the capital to join other elements of the value, and the Ways and Means Committee had approved this figure. The legislation also would re- duce the amount of liquor a Royal Australian Regiment. tourist may include in nisi About 800 Australians are duty-free allowance to one being sent to Viet Nam. They quart. The present allowance is j will be stationed with U.S. para- one gallon for each person, re-j troops of the 173rd Airborne Bri- gardless of age. 1 gade at Bien Hoa. Soviet Union Launches Luna 6 Hoping For Soft Lunar Landing in Moon Race MOSCOW (AP) The Soviet Union launched a rocket toward the moon today in what ap- peared to be its second try hi a month to make history's first soft landing on the lunar sur- face. The Russians first tested their soft-landing system in Luna 5, which crashed on the moon May 29. But they said at the time that the flight had collect- ed valuable data for further at- tempts. Luna 6 launched appeared to be the next try at a soft lunar landing, a key step toward put- ting a man on the moon. The announcement of the launch by Tass, the official So- viet news agency, made no men- tion of plans to test a landing system. The original announcement of the Luna 5 launch did not men- :ion such plans either. But later the Russians announced that an easy landing on the moon would be attempted. A return to the earlier pat- tern of waiting for results was thought likely with Luna 6. The official announcement called Luna 6 an "automatic sta- normally use to describe an un- manned space craft. The launch came a month aft- er Luna 5 rocketed into space the term the Russians after the American Gemini 4 Mediator Opens Talks to Curb Plumbing Strike A federal mediator from Seat- tle is meeting with idled union plumbers and contractors to- day. Mediator Barney Toner saidi the conference opened at a.m. today but declined to com- ment on matters under discus- sion. "I regard this as a serious Toner said. The mediator was asked by Fairbanks Local 375 of the Plumbers Union to intervene after 11 plumbing contractors closed their shops the day after I spacecraft returned safely. If s the 'aquito stina. ing season alright judging by of the coun- the old contract ran out May 31. j eil and borough these days   

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