Turn Back the Pages—Oct. 12, 1972
Study Calls for Seward-Juneau Ferry – Rep. Keith Specking has loaned the LOG a copy of a report for the State by Tibbets-Abbott-McCarthy-Stratton, Consulting Engineers regarding the future routing, scheduling and tariffs for the Alaska Marine Highway System. “The study very clearly indicates,” Speaking says, “that Seward should be the terminal post for connecting with the highway system.” Route 10, according to the report, Juneau to Seward, would be established to meet the growing demand of traffic desiring marine transportation to and from the Southeast and Southwest Systems. “Establishment of Route 10 is time-dependent on the completion of the Juneau-Haines highway expected in about 1977,” says the report. Without the completion of that highway link, the necessity of continuing mainline ferry services to Haines and Skagway, would instead, require the use of one or more additional vessels in Southeast System service.
Latest news on TV translator – City Manager Jim Filip reported that Bruce Tornberg called to inform the city that the new translator for station KIMO is in working order but the signal is not being broadcast at its proper strength for the time being. Residents should not attempt to improve their antenna systems until signal strength is established at proper level. The next station’s signal will be improved this week, weather permitting.
Tell me more about the “good old days” – by Karen Swartz – After hearing for the umphtieth time just how bad the world was getting and what rough shape we are in – I decided to see what was going on in the “good old days.” So here it is – 40 years ago in the Seward Daily Gateway. Oct. 1932 – “Chile General Taken Prisoner by Mob” – “Gangster Hideout Raided at Oakland” – “Police Unable to Break Down Bomb Story” – “Officers Continue to Investigate San Francisco Bomb.” Seems as tho’ the “good old days” could run a second to the “bad old present!” How about this for excitement? “Eagle Screamed In” Pilot Harry Blunt “the Bering Sea Eagle” of Pacific Alaska Airways arrived here from Anchorage bringing in four passengers. Pilot Blunt left immediately for Hope to pick up a mining man. October 1932 – Monster Bear Tracks Below Copper Landing. “I spanned the track with my right hand,” said Jack Linke, “and found it to be 8-1/2 inches across the track.” Halibut prices in Seattle are at an all time high – 12-1/2 cents a pound.
For Sale - 1955 Chevy station wagon body. $50. good tires. Call 5713 after 5:00.
Guess promises to work for jobs – Gene Guess, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, said Sunday at a precinct meeting in Fairbanks that if elected he would work for training programs “with a job at the end of the line” to ease unemployment. Guess said as a U.S. Senator he would work for a program which would “bring us back to full employment,” and he would expect the voters to make him “bite the bullet” in the next election if he could not deliver on his promise.
Drama club plans December play – The Drama Club at Seward High School is presenting a play on Dec. 1, 2 and 3 under the direction of faculty member Mr. Capra. The play will be “Hobbit” by T.R. Tolkian. Main characters are James Hill as Bilbo Baggins; Dan Campbell, Grandaf, Rosie Backlund, Gollum; Debbie Thorn, Smaug; and Cheryl Sires as Thorin.
For Sale – Honda 70, $175. Call Keith at CA4-3578.
LOG Notes – Pam Oldow and Dorothy Urbach were hostesses for a bridal shower Tuesday for Kris Kirkpatrick. The shower was held at the Oldow home. Dick Kirtpatrick, father of the bride-to-be was photographer and the only male representative there. He also got the biggest piece of cake. Shower guests were Starletta McCloud, Frieda Oldow, Marilyn Abrahamson, Ella Olson, Henrietta Aldous, Luella James, Hope Noyes, Lola Smith, Pat Starr, Peggy Kirkpatrick, Linda Rae Oldow and Carol Ann Lindsey.
For Sale – 1963 Pontiac Catalina, new tires, studded on back, new points, plugs, and muffler, headbolt heater, body in good condition. $400. Phone 33-354.
Course in Japanese to be held if enough interested – Alaska Information and Services, Inc., an Anchorage-based Japanese Tour Operator, plans to extend its well-attended, off-season language course for Seward residents and will be holding courses in town. The 3-month extension course will be held for a minimum enrollment of 15.
New ambulance gets inspection by volunteer corps – Saw some activity outside of Seward General Hospital the other day and had to investigate. The new ambulance was getting a through going over by members of the Seward Volunteer Ambulance Corps and staff members of Seward General Hospital to familiarize all personnel with the new vehicle. The Mrs. Lechner and Suszka and Mr. Hilton were checking the equipment following the state specification list – to see what is needed since ambulance came unequipped. Don McCloud – treasurer of the ambulance corps and Keith Campbell, hospital administrator, indicated the ambulance could be used for emergency runs. McCloud is hopeful that the radio equipment will be installed in about four weeks.