The Seward Phoenix Log - News of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula since 1966

By LOG Staff 

Turn Back the Pages—Nov. 10, 1972


The Seward Phoenix LOG

Nov. 9, 1972

Crab catches processed here – Three king crab boats brought a total delivery of 150,000 pounds of their catch from the Dutch Harbor area for processing this week reports Seward Fisheries plant manager Linne Bardarson. “We are expecting the Viking Queen next week with 100,000 pounds,” he added. “The ‘big’ crab season is next to come,” Bardarson said. “We will be processing Snow crab after the first of the year. SFI has seven large catcher boats that will be delivering to us. We have every reason to expect a good season.” SFI announces their new $10,000 articulated hoist has been installed and this will enable the boats to be unloaded twice as fast as other methods.

For Sale – Two 560x15 studded snow tires, $25. See George Werner at 535 3rd. 3438.

For Sale – Upright piano, good condition, reasonable. Call 223-3378.

Wanted - Nice home for female St. Bernard. Free. 3410.

Tesoro facility changes hands – The Tesoro gas station on the outskirts of town has changed hands. Thirty-year area resident Gar Smith has taken over the station from Packy Dick. Gar will also handle Tesoro heating fuel for the Seward, Moose Pass and Cooper Landing area. Gar is a graduate of Seward High School and presently lives in Moose Pass with his wife Donna. The couple is “on their own now,” with all their children grown-up. Four – almost five – grandchildren are boasted by Gar and Donna.

Log Note – Bruce and Susie Clarke are home on vacation after Bruce’s tour of duty at the Naval Hospital in Bremerton, Wash. He was promoted to HM 2 and received a citation for exceptional performance of duties on Oct. 30, on his last day at the hospital. Bruce will be reporting for duty in the Phillippines aboard the Mt. Katmai. He will be joining the ship’s medical crew.

Urbach’s – For Men or Boys * * In Ties or Slipons * * Half Price Shoe Sale

Side excursion to Seward possible in coming months – Dick Enberg, manager of the Seward Branch, First National Bank of Anchorage, resigned as Seward Chamber of Commerce president at the meeting last Thursday. Dick has been transferred to Anchorage. Jim Woern, first vice president, moved up to president and Emmitt Hill took his place. Frank Ruks is second vice president and Bob Morgan was appointed to fill the vacancy on the chamber board of directors until July 1973. Captain Harrison, with the British P & O Steamship Company, and John Triber, Alaska Railroad Traffic Manager, were chamber guests. Captain Harrison spoke eloquently about the growing interest in travel. “Tourism” said the captain, “is the fastest growing industry in the world.”

Silver growth given assist by ADF&G personnel – Hatchery Service and Sport Fish Division personnel of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game are conducting egg takes on the relatively low Bear Lake silver salmon escapement this fall according to Ted McHenry, biologist. The reason for this is the necessity of restocking Bear Lake next spring with an optimum number of fry to continue its production cycle. “One might wonder why we bother to artificially spawn these fish when it would be so much easier to release them above the weir to spawn naturally in Bear Lake’s tributaries,” Ted speculates. “The answer is that we can usually triple the natural survival of fertilized eggs to hatched fry under controlled hatchery conditions. Thus, we can obtain three times as many silver salmon fry to restock Bear Lake by artificial spawning at Bear Lake Weir,” he continues.

Skill center chosen tops in nation – Louis Ridle, State Director of Vocational Education, took the opportunity Saturday night to announce that the Alaska Skill Center at Seward has been selected as the “outstanding project on a national basis in vocational education.” Ridle made the announcement at the dinner Saturday night sponsored by the Seward Chamber of Commerce to honor the center staff.

WWI vets observe Armistice Day – Though the younger generation can change the date so they have a 3-day weekend – and change the name of the holiday – to Veterans of World War I it will always be Armistice Day and the date will always be Nov. 11. Seward is fortunate in having nine living veterans of the “War to end all wars.” Seven of them will commemorate the end of that war with a parade on Saturday. Ray Lee, spokesman for the Seward Barracks, Veterans of World War I, says he has asked that the Seward All School Band march with the vets and provide martial music – and that several grade school children will participate. The parade will be 2 p.m. on Saturday. Marching will be Edna Weir, Mitch Faulkner, Walter Bryan, Jim Cameron, Ralph Andrews, Felix Radau and Ray Lee. Vance Hitt and Reinhard Kern, also WWI vets, are both out of town or you can bet they would be marching too!

Thursday, Nov. 7, 1991

Library offers fax and notary – The Seward Community Library has a new service. The library recently acquired a telefacsimile – “fax” – machine and is offering its use to the public for $2 for the first page and $1 for each additional page for any fax number with a U.S. area code, library staff members announced.

Liberty Theater – Phone 224-5418 to confirm schedule. Reduced Rates on Wednesday. Now Featuring, Nov. 8 – 14 “Necessary Roughness” 7:30 p.m. nightly. Rated PG-13. Coming Soon, “Paradise” Showing Nov. 15 – 21, 7:30 p.m.

University studies Seward hospital use – by Dwayne D. Atwood – LOG Staff – About a third of area resident with health-care needs are going to Anchorage hospitals, and about 55 percent of local hospital users say services need to be expanded, according to a recent study. Those figures were provided by a survey conducted in 1990 by the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington. The same study was done in 1985. The surveys focused on the eastern Kenai Peninsula and compiled information provided by 583 households in 1990, and 533 in 1985, though the number of responses varied for each question.

Good Luck Seward Seahawks – Seward Seahawks Boys Varsity Basketball Team – Pat Callahan, Carl Wassillie, Steve Thompson, Eli Lane, Don Pullins, Sean Cruger, Jesse Woodland, Steve Huss, Rory Dunham, Jerome Smith, Time Kelly and Ralph Beers. Coach Chuch Boerger. Seward Seahawks Varsity and Junior Varsity Basketball Teams – Lana Duncan, Beth VanDeusen, Toni Garrett, Holly Davis, Heather, Rough, Tracy Roush, Laurie Cagle, Julie Cagle, Rachel Walker, Holly Wiley, Kathy Condit, Jerry Massey, Ceder Bourgeois, Sally Swenson and Marti Garret.


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