COLD STORAGE OPENS TUESDAY
Manager Bix Bonney of the Cold Storage plant today announced that his plant has advised the halibut.fleet that it will be ready to accept deliveries on Tuesday.
Demolition and cleanup crews have moved into the Potato Patch Lagoon area now and "McNamara's Band" has deepened the channel to effect greater drainage of the former lake during low tides.
Martin Cooper didn't leave any room for doubt about whether or not razor clams could be obtained from the big Swickshak area beaches...he brought back a few he had dug himself, (incidentally there are new spits to dig there now!) Unwilling to take even Martin's word for their availabiltiy, the editor of this bulletin, Karl Armstrong, heard that Martin had given a batch of fresh clams to friend Bill Robertson and "just happened" to drop by in time for dinner that evening! They were for real!... and so good that he went on over to Mel Vega's and had several bowls of razor clam chowder besides.
Efforts of city authorities to get extensions for income tax filings have been successful according to City Manager Ralph Jones who received the following wire from Congressman Ralph Rivers: "Commissioner of Internal Revenue, Mortimer M. Caplin advised Representative Rivers today that regulations have been eased to allow Alaskans until July 15 to elect to deduct disaster losses from 1963 income tax returns. Earlier, Internal Revenue Service announced it, would allow extensions of April 15 filing to those sustaining disaster losses who requested such extensions. New ruling will permit taxpayers to make 1963 tax writeoff election at any time prior to July 15 or, if granted extended period to file tax return, until date of extension, whichever later. Such election must be made in writing to Internal Revenue Service at time of filing return or by filing an amended return or claim for refund. Otherwise disaster tax writeoffs can be taken for 1964 calendar year."
BULLOCK TO ANCHORAGE
Reverend Bullock flew to Anchorage on this noon's flight and will return to Kodiak tomorrow (Friday) afternoon. Manager of the Kodiak Branch of the 1st National Bank of Anchorage, Dave Savoie is due to return this afternoon from Anchorage.
Manager Tommy Frost of Kraft's Supermarket wished all village residents around the island to know that they are prepared to fill any orders coming in now.
CONCERT MONDAY NIGHT
A Music Trail's Concert will, be held in the High School auditorium Monday night beginning at 8:00 p.m.
Due to press trouble at Soldatna where it is being printed the Kodiak Mirror will not arrive here until about noon Saturday.
Well known Kodiak Oldtimer Stuart Nucols perplexed Employment Office Manager Doris Simon the other day when he came in to apply for "a job on the Kodiak Railroad." As proof that we had a railroad somewhere around here he showed her an Associated Press wirephoto and caption which appeared in newspapers throughout the nation showing a huge locomotive lying on its side beside the railroad tracks and identifying it as being in Kodiak! Stuart got the photo from Sy Simmons who clipped it out of a California paper.
Baptist Mission Supt. Bill Stone tells us that the sea is cleansing out the muck, mire and mud that comprised the bottom of what once was Mission Lake and is now an ocean lagoon. He said that whatever might be the effects of the change from lake to lagoon that the sea is cleaning the lake bottom and shore and it appears that it will result in a clean gravel bottom and shoreline.
SPRUCE CAPE WATER
Engineer Jim Bar advises that efforts are now being made to supply an emergency water supply for Spruce Cape area residents with a 2" to 3" plastic pipeline. Many Spruce Cape residents have reported that their wells went dry since the quake.
CITY PAYMENTS DEFERRED
City efforts to get a deferment on payments for Alaska Public Works projects have been successful according to City Manager Ralph Jones who at noon today received the following telegram from U.S. Senator E.L. Bartlett:
"SENATOR BARTLETT ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT FIVE EARTHQUAKE HIT COMMUNITIES IN ALASKA HAVE BEEN GRANTED DEFERMENT IN MAKING PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST PAYMENTS ON PUBLIC WORKS PROJECTS CONSTRUCTED UNDER THE ALASKA PUBLIC WORKS ACT OF 1949. THE ACTION TAKEN BY THE HOUSING AND HOME FINANCE AGENCY HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE UNDER THE BARTLETT LAW ENACTED LAST DECEMBER AMENDING THE 1949 ACT TO PERMIT COMPROMISE OR RELEASE OF INDEBTEDNESS UNDER JUSTIFIED CIRCUMSTANCES. MACHINERY FOR ESTABLISHING CLAIMS PROCEDURES NOW BEING ESTABLISHED AND BARTLETT UNDERSTAND DEFERMENT WILL CONTINUE UNTIL CLAIMS DECIDED."
STAN LEE - TUSTUMENA MATE
Stan Lee, local resident who just completed serving his naval reserve training time as a mate aboard the C.G. Cutter Storis, (thus making him one of the very few mariners qualified to serve as master of the ferryboat Tustumena - a position he has applied for) today was advised that he will be mate aboard the Tustumena - on her delivery voyage to Seattle from the Wisconsin Shipyard. That trip will take 23 days in all and they will travel down through the St. Lawrence Seaway down the East Coast through the Caribbean, Panama Canal and up the West Coast. Lt. Cmdr. Lee (USNR) said the trip will begin June 1st with probable refueling stops at New York City and the Panama Canal. The epic voyage will enable him to completely familiarize himself with the new vessel.
MAYOR DEVEAU RETURNS
Kodiak Mayor Pete Deveau returned today from Washington D. C. where he has been testifying before congressional committees and otherwise attempting to expedite action by federal agencies to get financial assistance for reconstruction of the community and it's economy. He met today with the City Manager and councilmen.
Mrs. Betty Acheson again reports that the Municipal Library will be open Monday, April 20 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. FOR THE RETURN OF BOOKS ONLY. NO FINES WILL BE CHARGED FOR ANY OVERDUE BOOKS SHE ADVISED.