DISCUSS FEDERAL ASSISTANCE
Six state and federal officials, including one lent to Alaska by the State of California, arrived in Kodiak yesterday and have been in conference with City Manager Ralph Jones to discuss arrangements for implementing the provisions of the Federal Disaster Assistance Act. Public Law 875. The party consists of the following officials: Alex A. Hart, Office of Emergency Planning, Washington D.C.; William Brown, Director, Division of Finance, Juneau; Tom E. Main, Area Supervisor, Dept. of Administration, Anchorage; Edward Kramer, Dept. of Administration, Anchorage; Alvin Davis, California Disaster Office, Sacramento; Henry W. Nelson, U. S. Army Audit Agency, San Francisco, California.
Electrical power will be off from 5:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Saturday, April 25, in the following areas: Carlson Hill, City Hall, City Market, Block 7 of Aleutian Homes. (This is the area between Willow, Cedar and North Blvd.) This outage is for repair purposes. In case of inclement weather, power will not be interrupted.
Officers, trustees, PER'S will meet at Ed Ogborn's home at 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 24. (That's tomorrow!) There will be no meeting at the Masonic Temple.
TEN TOP TUNES
Marcia craig brings us the following item which was given to her by Len Johnson who we understand got it from Tina Berry at the Naval Station. We thought you might get a chuckle out of it and might add our own observation that we understand that Selief Skipper Bill Cuthbert's currently favorite poem is the one that begins: "I must go down to the sea again..."
TEN TOP HITS IN ALASKA THESE DAYS WHOLE LOT OF SHAKING GOING ON............................ by the EARTHQUAKES LIGHTS OUT............................................... by the TIDAL WAVES STANDING ON THE CORNER WATCHING ALL THE STREETS DIVIDE... by the SPLITS HOMES IN THE BAY......................................... by the TREMORS WRECKED HOMES IN THE SUNSET.............................. by the SHIFTERS FUNNY HOW THE TOWN SLIPS AWAY............................ by the DRIFTERS ON THE SUNKEN SIDE OF THE STREET......................... by the LEVELERS EARTHQUAKE HOTEL......................................... by the DOWNFALLS J.C. PENNY'S IN HEAVEN................................... by the MACYS AS TIME GOES BY, SO'DO THE HOUSES........................ by the SLIPALONGS
U.S.S. ALAMO LEAVES
The vessel which brought the drydock to Kodiak from San Diego was the 510-foot, 11,000 ton U.S.S. Alamo which is scheduled to begin the return trip to it's home port today.
BIGGER BOAT HARBOR
Planning for reconstruction of Kodiak's small boat harbor calls for moorage facilities with a capacity to berth 500 fishing vessels of up to 150-foot length Mayor Pete Deveau was advised today by Charles Welling of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer who is doing the advance planning. Deveau said he strongly recommended an expanded boat harbor capable of handling at least 500 larger size fishing craft and that the new breakwater provide a two lane road upon it. He also recommended and was assured that the boat harbor would be so designed as to correct and eliminate the icing up problem that plagued the previous facility. Deveau said he recommended the increased size of the boat harbor because of the trend toward more and larger fishing vessels and also because of the increased interest of outlying canneries around the island (which are now threatened by tidal action now that the island has settled about 5½ feet) in relocating their processing facilities in the immediate Kodiak area where there is a trained labor force available as well as other necessary facilities, utilities and services.
Colonel Max Kurtz of the Salvation Army is leaving for Anchorage Friday on business and expects to return in a few days. In his absence Mrs. Pat Thomson, a member of the Salvation Army here in Kodiak, is representing the Salvation Army at the Trailer across from the High School. She will work with our local Salvation Army committee: Mr. Emil Knudsen, Chairman and Mr. Morris Burnham, Treasurer and other members of the Salvation Army Committee
COMINGS & GOINGS
Glen Banks, owner of City Market, returned Tuesday after undergoing surgery in Seattle and he appears hale and hearty. Also on the Tuesday flight was Bryan Thorsheim, who upon seeing the downtown disaster area commented, "Looks like you've got your spring plowing all done...oughta raise a good crop of spuds." Departing yesterday was Harold Naughton, who is flying out to Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles on business. Bob Acheson returned on PNA's flight yesterday.
ONE LANE TRAFFIC
Persons wondering why one lane of a part of the base-town highway is blocked off (between Deadman's Curve and the Main Gate) might note the cracks appearing in the paving which suggest that the portion of the road may slip away.
Bill MacNamara's band of demolition and cleanup crews have returned to resume cleanup operations within town having finished up the Potato Patch Lagoon area. They cut the main channel between the ocean and the lagoon deeper so as to allow tidal action to clean out the muck and mud covering the fine gravel and sand bottom. They are also hauling all the mangled automobiles to the dump.
Tom Kelly, power chain saw operator cut his arm badly this morning while working on demolition of the Kodiak Jewelry Store. He was rushed to the hospital and is reported doing well.
KING CRAB READY
King Crab Inc. Supt, Pete Deveau advises that 20-some people are back on their payroll and they could employ another score if they get king crab to process. So, if you are a fisherman, still have a boat and are lucky enough to still have any gear, they wish you to know they are ready to accept deliveries.
S.S. Mullin Co. expects to begin work on it's highway contract shortly and a foreman was assigned yesterday to the right of way area through the woods above Mission Road.