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Nov. 6, 1975

The Seward Phoenix LOG

School Plans at Midway Point Board Told – Plans for the Seward High School were reported about midway in the design development at the Monday night Borough School Board meeting. Since some doubt was raised as to whether the board had formally approved going into the design stage, a motion was passed to do so “if not already approved.” Assistant Superintendent Don Kirkpatrick, with two school children moving into the Cooper Landing area outside the 1.5 mile limit from school, had alerted the Department of Education and once more made application for a state-supported bus route. A recent application had been turned down because there were only seven students rather than the eight required to establish a bus route. Dedication of the new Moose Pass school was set for Friday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m.

This Week In City Hall – Municipal water customers should be aware of the location of thaw wires which are attached to individual water service lines. These wires should be accessible during the winter months and should be located and flagged now in order to prevent extra delay in searching for them in the snow. Delegates from across Alaska gathered last week in Anchorage to attend the 25th anniversary meeting of the Alaska Municipal League.

Stevens Argues Case For Recreation Area – U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens testified last week before the Senate Interior Parks and Recreation Subcommittee for his bill, S 847, to establish a 1.4 million acre Seward National Recreation Area, which would be the first federal recreation area in Alaska. The area, which consists mainly of lands in the Chugach National Forest, would be managed for maximum recreational usage. Minerals could be leased and mined from the land if that would be consistent with the recreational usage. The senator pointed out to the subcommittee that 116,000 acres of this area are proposed for including in the Kenai Fjord-Harding Icefield National Monument as D-2 lands under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. Under designation, the land use would be much more restrictive than under Stevens’ bill.

Specking Learns Paving Postponed – Rep. Keith Specking called the LOG Tuesday, Nov. 4 to let the people of the area know that the paving of Nash Road has been postponed once again. Specking said he would be flying to Juneau Wednesday to talk directly with the governor regarding the Nash Road paving project and other local road problems – Lowell Point Road, the Resurrection Road project. Specking said he has commitments from legislators at the end of the session last year for Nash Road but stated, “There has been an enormous amount of foot dragging since then.”

Gilman Wins By 132 Margin – Don Gilman of Seward was sworn in as Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor on Tuesday Nov. 4 at the regular meeting of the assembly. Gilman replaces Stan Thompson of North Kenai. Gilman defeated Thompson on a hard-fought four-month election campaign which culminated in the Oct. 28 run off election. Gilman led by 71 votes before the absentee ballots. His final tally was 1957 votes to 1845 for Thompson.

Trailer Fire Claims Life – A three-trailer fire at approximately 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4 at Bayview Trailer Court, Mile 3.5 Nash Road, apparently claimed on life and caused extensive property damage. Two of the house trailers were totally destroyed, with a third seriously burned. Cause of the fire is presently unknown and under investigation by Alaska State Troopers and Fire Marshal’s office. The name of the adult male victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Liberty Theatre – Now showing: “The Best of Walt Disney’s True-Life Adventures” and “Living Free.” Coming soon: “Farewell My Lovely” and “Stiletto.”

Area Students In RSVP – Fifteen high school students from Peninsula schools are now participating in Alaska’s Rural Students Vocational Program. The RSVP Program, now in it’s fifth year, encourages students from rural high schools to travel to Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau for two weeks of full-time work experience.

Urbach’s – Colorful sweaters of all types... Turtlenecks, V-Necks, Cardigans. For style and warmth, Woolrich jackets and shirts in patterns and solid colors.

Elk History Movie Topic – There will be a movie on the history of Elkdom on Friday Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Seward Elks Lodge room. A very informative synopsis on the work of every Elks Lodge in its own community and the work of the National Foundation throughout the United States, will accompany the movie.

Terry’s Chevron Service – Open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., 7 days a week to serve you. Repairs and service.

Hospital Association Elects Officers – Vi Fish, Peggy Lutz and Steve Peterson were elected to three-year terms on the board of the Seward General Hospital Association at the annual meeting held Oct. 20. Jack Werner was elected to the two-year term. They join Bob McCabe, Marlene Neve, Margaret Hafemeister, Lee Poleske and Burton Baugh on the board. Hospital administrator Keith Campbell reported the purchase of a new portable X-ray machine, a fibrometer for the lab, a treadmill for exercise EKGs to used in conjunction with the heart monitor, and other small items.

Dreamland Bowl – Open 3 p.m. Daily. Have fun while you keep fit. Try a game of bowling.

Local Group Asks Proposals – The Seward Fish and Game Advisory Board will hold hearings on proposed commercial fishing, sport fishing and game provision changes. The board will hold a public hearing on Nov. 14. Proposed changes that affect this area are: Eliminate the use of drift gill nets in the Eastern Cook Inlet Area, remove the restrict of fishing within 500 feet of the terminus of all streams and post with markers, provide that pots and handlines are legal gear for bottomfish, establish a maximum thread size for gill nets used in the commercial and subsistence herring and smelt fisheries, specify gear and bag limit for taking halibut for subsistence purposes.

Bob’s Market – Proudly we salute... Veterans Day.

Police & Courts – Police this week are investigating the vandalism of a boat trailer in the Small Boat Harbor. Other investigations being conducted are the grand theft of some tires and a breaking and entering in an apartment.

Tony’s Bar – Are you looking for fun & good conversation? Tony’s is the answer.

Cooper Landing News Notes – With the thermometer hovering around zero for over a week now, and no insulating snow cover, bad things have been happening to fuel oil lines and water wells and pipes. Seemed like every other person who came in the post office Saturday was having or had just recovered from one or both of these problems.

Fo’c’s’le – Pete and the crew invite you to come aboard for the tastiest fare in town – or any other port of call

Wesleyan News – On Halloween we had hobgoblins and special “witches” with boys in their bonnets that started the party off with a broom! Jeannie our activities directory put on an interesting cakewalk. She also had a quiz, fellows versus the gals Both teams won. Did you know we had our own orchestra? Some of the patients were disappointed because we had no trick or treaters come by.

Classified Ads – 1974 Ford Country Sedan. Low mileage. $4,000. 30-foot gill net “Dolly G.” Excellent condition. Sears Lady Kenmore portable washer & dryer, $400.


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