The Nome Nugget in Nome, Alaska
20 May 1963

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20 May 1963

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The Nome Nugget (Newspaper) - May 20, 1963, Nome, AlaskaTHE NOME NUGGET Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday by the NOME PUBLISHING CO. NOME, ALASKA Telephone 443-2381 $1.50 PER MONTH P.O. Box 610 $16.00 A YEAR E. P. BOUCHER Managing Editor CLINTON GRAY Production Manager Entered at second class matter October 14, 1943, at the post office at Nome, Alaska, under Act of March 3, 1879. FARTHER AND FARTHER- NEARER AND NEARER It’s Clean-Up Time ¥T HAS BEEN CALLED to our attention by residents, who have been out riding down the coast that the efforts, for the past several years, of the civic groups to keep the beach clean has not been in vain. It is reported that very little refuse is found this spring littering the beach, compared to previous years which is a good sign that a feeling of community pride is beginning to be recog- nized by those who heretofore littered the beach. This is heartening, and efforts are stimulated to produce the same results in other areas in and out of the community during the next few weeks. Special stress is put on property owners to tidy up their premises before the big Lions Convention, starting on May 29, when about 300 guests will wander through the famous streets of Nome. Anchorage Man Cycles And Skis 2,900-Miles Down Alcan Highway SEATTLE (#> — A wiry, little Hungarian from Anchorage, Alas- ka, rolled into town Friday, end- ing a 2,900-mile trip by skis and bicycle through the Alaska wilder- ness and down the Alcan Highway. But Zoltan Nyioscsik, 42, says he’s ready to take off again on a 10,000-mile cycling jaunt around the Continental United States. He said he’d do it for $1.00 a mile and show movie picture of his trip if he could get a sponsor. Nyioscsik started out from An- chorage with two friends Jan. 10 with the temperature reading 12 degrees. They soon ran into areas where the mercury dropped to 45 degrees below zero and fought huge snow drifts in several places. Ray Lowther, 39, and Hal Gra- ham, 22, who worked for Nyioscsik in Anchorage, dropped out, al- though Graham made it 800 miles to Whitehorse. STRAUB Service Center Radio & TV Appliance Repair House Rentals Phone 2260 Equal Pay . WASHINGTON UP) — The Senate has passed and sent to the House a measure to require that women workers receive equal pay with men for equal work. Only eight senators were on the floor Friday when the bill was approved by voice vote. Sponsors of the legislation said, however, they knew of no opposition to it. The bill, recommended by Pres- ident Kennedy, would ban discri- mination in wages by reasons of sex for workers covered by the wages and hours law. However, wage differentials based on such factors as seniority, merit or piece work systems would not be altered. -DO IT ALL WITH ONE CALL" ★ Modern Laundry AND Dry Cleaners if Complete Dry Cleaning and Laundry Service if FOR PICK-UP Dial 2491 ★ Jim and Rulh McLmb Proprietors Efforts for Protestant Unity Pictured as Nearing ‘Put Up or Shut Up’ Stage DES MOINES, Iowa — Ef- forts toward Protestant unity were pictured Saturday as nearing a “put up or shut up” stage. Presbyterian leaders raid the conciliatory tide is gaining mo- mentum. They predicted several churches will start drafting a speci- fic union plan within two years— or else quit talking about it. “I think that by two years from now. there will be a beginning in writing a plan of union, or else we will have found that no plan of union is possible,” said the Rev. Eugene Carron Blake. Dr. Blake, chief executive offi- cer of the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., referred to a consultation going on between representatives of six major church bodies about possible unification into one church, “truly Catholic, truly Reformed and truly Evan- gelical.” Both he and the Rev. Dr. James McCord, chairman of the consul- tation, said they were optimistic that agreements will be found for launching the blueprint. “The situation has been very promising, more so than could have been expected,” Dr. McCord told a news conference, held in con- nection with the United Presby- terian General Assembly. Besides that church, other in- volved in the talks are the Metho- dists, Episcopalians, United Evan- gelical Brethren, Disciples of Christ, and United Church includ- ing Congregationalists. The talks began in 1961 as the result of a plea made in a sermon by Dr. Blake in San Francisco’s Episcopal Cathedral. Altogether, the churches include about 22 mil- lion members. DEFENSE DEPT. CLASSIFIED LABEL CAN BE SAPPED WASHINGTON Uf) — Like the boy who cried “wolf” too often, tre Pentagon finds that the power of the “classified” label can be sapped by over use. Arthur Sylvester, Asst. Secre- tary of Defense for public informa- tion, expressed it this way before a House Appropriations Subcom- mittee in testimony March 27 and made public Friday. If the Pentagon classified less “and then stood firm and clear that it would not be released, I think that would be a great im- provement.” He promised that efforts were being made in that director. Come Test Ride the Thrifty, Nifty HONDA"50 m Com* test ride the light end lively HONDA “50"... see how much fun 2-wheel motoring can bel Gets up to 225 mi. per gal.—has 3-speed transmission — cruises whisper-quiet at 40. Drive It to work or school... great for picnics, weekend fun. FROM $245 pius destination and set-up charge Also SCHWINN BICYCLES Sales & Service GREENS Gov. Egan Accuses Pentagon of Nearsightedness on Military Potential ANCHORAGE M — Gov. Wm. Egan, using an Armed Forces Day speech as the vehicle, accused the Pentagon Friday night of “myopia as to the military potential of Alas- ka’s geographical position.” With top military commanders in Alaska sitting at his side, Egan said Department of Defense poli- cies have left the nation’s largest state virtually defenseless. The governor aimed all of his criticism at Washington and made it clear at the outset he had no quarrel with the Alaska command, whose acting commander, Maj. Gen. Ned Moore, sat nearby. “My remarks,” Egan said, “are directed at those individuals in the U.S. Department of Defense who are charged with responsibility for the development of strategic and logistical concepts adequate the protection and defense of our na- tion. “Quite frankly, I have the strong conviction that those individuals have not met this responsibility in Alaska in the past and are not meeting it today.” Egan based the bulk of his criticism of the nation’s defense policies as they relate tp Alaska on the March flyover of Alaska in the Kuskokwim Bay area by two Russian aircraft and on what he said was a massive buildup of So- viet military power in Siberia, opposite Alaska. The governor said that while news accounts of the Russian over- flight said the Soviet aircraft pene- trated Alaska 30 miles, actually they were traveling on an arc sev- eral hundred miles east — or in- side — of American soil at St. Lawrenc Island. Before the Soviet planes re- versed direction, Egan said, they were within “easy striking range of Fort Richardson and Elmendorf (Air Force Bases) through use of air to ground missiles.” Egan said the Russian planes CLUE POT Soda Fountain Cigars—Cigarettes Tobacco Candy Fresh Ice Cream Every Day ALL KINDS OF SODA POP 10% OFF By The Case did not come within range of Nike missiles guarding Anchorage- area military installations and were not intercepted by American fighters, although they were track- ed by radar. After the overflight, Egan said, the Defense Department announced that Air Force interceptors in Alas- ka were being equipped with nuclear-tipped missiles. Egan said a similar announce- ment had been made almost three years ago, when Alaskans protest- ed, without success, a Pentagon de- cision to deactivate the 449th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron at Ladd Air Force Base, Fairbanks. “Unfortunately,” Egan said, “Alaskans lost the battle of Ladd Field — just as they lost the bat- tle against withdrawal (of Air Force strength) from Nome and against other reductions in force through the years which have re- sulted in our present woeful in- adequacy of defense.” The presence of a strong deter- rent force of varied capabilities in Alaska would have immeasur- able meaning to the entire North American Continent,” Egan said. And, he added, the establishment of such a defense system in Alaska would not involve the “dangers of reliance on bases established on foreign soil.” As he nas a number of times since the March 14 flyover, Egan urged the construction of missile launching sites in Alaska, for in- tercontinental or intermediate bal- listic missiles, as a counterbalance to Russian strength in Siberia. An ICBM fired from Alaska, Egan said, could cover targets through Russia and Communist China and much of Europe. They would have significant range and time advantage over those fired from any other area of the United States, including the West Coast, Egan added. He also urged once again that modern fighter interceptor air- craft be stationed at bases to be constructed along the northwest coast, at Nome and other points. From these bases, Egan said, the United States could challenge im- mediately any foreign aircraft ap- proaching or encroaching upon United States territory. 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