King Crab Inc. is back in operation having received its first king crab today from Skipper Dale Kramer's Jo. G. for processing. Supt. Pete Deveau urged all fisherman to bring crab in as they can now handle 5,000 to 6,000 crab per day. The crab is being prepared for the frozen market he said. The first king crab processed is being shipped to U.S. Senator Clinton P. Anderson who is chairman of the Alaska Disaster Commission.
APPLY NOW FOR SBA LOANS
Businessmen needing financial assistance through the Small Business Administration are urged to begin making their applications NOW. SBA personnel are now located in the office across the hall from the state courtroom in the post office building. These SBA personnel will assist in actual filling out of necessary forms. STATEMENT OF SBA POLICY IS AVAILABLE AT CITY HALL,
FIRST LOCAL DONATION
School Supt. Ivor Schott and his wife Helen, both of whom worked long and arduously during the initial stages of the disaster to assist in all ways possible those needing their help at the school's refugee center, were the first among local residents to make a donation to the newly created Kodiak Disaster Fund. Mayor Pete Deveau today said he received a $500.00 check for the fund from Ivor and Helen. "This is an impressive act of generousity upon the part of Mr. & Mrs. Schott indicating their personal concern over the welfare of the people of their community," said Mayor Deveau, adding, "It is doubly impressive considering the fact that both Ivor &1 Helen Schott devoted untold hours of time at the school when their assistance was invaluable to us all ... and they pitched right in right from the beginning.
PARKING AT CITY DOCK
Parking in the City Dock area is being severely restricted to those with absolutely essential business in that area. Congestion in the area has become an acute fire hazard with cars blocking access of the area to fire engines and essential emergency vehicles. Persons working in the area are requested to park in the area above the City Dock area alongside the highway.
FWS AGENT JIM BRANSON ADVISED THAT RUSSIAN CRAB FLEET WERE SPOTTED SOUTHWEST OF SHUMAGIN ISLANDS, HEADING WESTWARD. THEY WILL BE KEPT UNDER CONSTANT SURVEILANCE.
PHONES & TELEGRAMS
Long Distance phone calls may be placed at any hour day or night at the old telephone building where unattended phone booths are available. Persons MUST BRING THEIR OWN COINS. ACS TELEGRAM SERVICE IS NOW AVAILABLE FROM 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily until further notice. Telegrams may be filed at the ACS headquarters.
ACS C.O. INSPECTS
ACS Commanding Officer, Lt. Col. Alexander Alvarado, arrived in Kodiak Monday to inspect ACS facilities, damage done to communications here and to offer any assistance his agency could render. Accompanying Col. Alvarado were: Lt. Col. Raymond I. Anderson, and civilians C. Weldon Lawrence, Howard W. Johnson and Richard L. Keene.
BOROUGH ASSEMBLY MEET
There will be a meeting of the Borough Planning & Zoning Commission tonight in the City Council Chambers beginning "at 7:30 p.m. It was announced today by Borough Chairman Chuck Powell.
Big Game Guide, Alf Madsen reports that he has made an aerial survey of his hunting area and finds a scarcity of bears. His first survey just after the quake showed that the famous big Kodiak Brownies were rudely awakened by the quake and had leaped from their hibernation lairs straight down to the flats instead of meandering about as they normally do upon coming out of hibernation. He suspects the bears have perhaps returned to their dens to continue their winter slumbers. On the other hand he says it is possible also that they were so startled by the quake that they have forsaken their usual haunts and entered different areas. He also reports that he is going ahead with his hunts using a new 20-foot inboard-outboard Starcraft Cabin Cruiser in place of his big Explorer which got badly mauled in the tidal wave. He calls the new boat "Baby Explorer."
The Bureau of Indian Affairs vessel North Star is expected to reach the village of Old Harbor with a load of building material, supplies and machinery by April 24 or 25 according to Borough Chairman Chuck Powell. Powell also reports that a group of BIA officials, including Ľally Craig, this week made a visual inspection of all villages. Powell said that BIA and Lions International Officials are now in the Settler Cove area laying out plans for construction of the new village, Port Lions, for the Afognak people.
RETURN FIELD PHONES
S/Sgt. Buzz Sawyer, Station Commander of the local ACS, today appealed for the immediate return of all field phones which were used during the emergency to provide communications. These units should be returned as quickly as possible in the event they are needed for any purpose, Sgt. Sawyer said.
DEMOLITION & CLEANUP
"MacNamara's Band" of demolition and cleanup experts has pretty well completed initial cleanup of the Potato Patch Lagoon area now. Yesterday they had huge bonfires going fed by debris of houses, boats, housetrailers, etc, etc, which were picked up and tossed into the former lake. Skipper Curley Doyle's Arrow was among the hulks claimed by the flames. The crews also put a huge long log across the lagoon entrance permitting foot traffic through the area temporarily. The sea continues to cleanse Mission Lagoon of mud but still has a long ways to go to get it all, especially at the far side of the lake.
SPRUCE CAPE WATER
Chairman Chuck Powell of the Kodiak Borough today reported that the Borough Assembly had approved a resolution asking the Alaska State Housing Authority to study feasibility design, construction, operation and maintenance of a permanent water system for the Spruce Cape area.
Lill's Cafe will open for business tomorrow (Thursday) morning at the drive-in location on Mission Road according to Lill & Buster Richardson.