NEW PASSES REQUIRED
IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST IT IS AGAIN NECESSARY TO CHANGE THE PASS REGULATIONS. CONTACT YOUR EMPLOYER FOR THE NECESSARY INFORMATION. IF YOU ARE A PROPERTY OWNER OR IN RESIDENCE IN THE DISASTER AREA YOU MAY APPLY AT CITY HALL FOR INFORMATION. YOUR PATIENCE IN THESE MATTERS IS APPRECIATED, THE ANNOUNCEMENT ADVISED. THE NEW PASS SYSTEM WENT INTO EFFECT 7:00 a.m. THIS MORNING. ALL OLD PASSES ARE NO LONGER VALID. IT BECAME NECESSARY TO BEGIN THE NEW SYSTEM BECAUSE OF THE INCREASING NUMBER OF ILLEGALLY ALTERED PASSES WHICH WERE RESULTING IN PILFERAGE IN THE DISASTER AREA.
Both banks are now open as well as the other businesses announced previously.
One apartment suitable for a couple is now available at Cessna Apartments. Al Borton is able to handle repair of refrigeration appliances and washers and dryers. He is located on Tagura Road by KEA.
City Manager Ralph Jones said today that he has been advised THAT A BUREAU OF COMMERICAL FISHERIES SURVEY TEAM WILL ARRIVE TOMORROW OR THE NEXT DAY WITH A PURPOSE OF ASSESSING FLEET AND INDUSTRY NEEDS. THE NEWS WAS BROUGHT TO KODIAK BY THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR WHO CONFERRED WITH THE CITY MANAGER HERE APRIL 1, (YESTERDAY)
NOTICE TO HAM OPERATORS
RED CROSS REQUESTS THAT WHEN REFERRING H & W INQUIRIES OR MESSAGES TO US, PLEASE INDICATE CITY AND STATION CALL LETTERS OF ORIGIN AND YOUR NAME AND/OR LOCATION, ON THE SLIPS SENT TO US. THANK YOU. WE NOW HAVE A NUMBER OF REPORTS WE DO NOT KNOW WHERE TO SEND REPLIES TO.
RED CROSS NOTICE TO PUBLIC
RADIO MESSAGES AND WIRES ARE POURING IN ASKING ABOUT YOUR SAFETY. MOST SIMPLY SAY "ARE YOU 'SAFE'?" SINCE IT IS PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO RUN YOU ALL DOWN TO DELIVER THESE, WHERE WE KNOW THE PERSON IS SAFE WE SIMPLY REPLY TO THAT EFFECT.
Those of you who understand Latin might be amused at City Manager Ralph Jones's new motto, which was provided to him by City Clerk Doug Preston today. It reads, "ILLIGITIMIS NON CARBORUNDUM." Translated it means, "Don't let 'them'.
Those with checks coming from King Crab Inc. will be happy to know that they may now pick up their checks at the new King Crab Inc. office located at 1444 Hillside in Aleutian Homes. Erv. Theissen is operating the office.
The official casualty list released by Reverend Don Bullock of the Red Cross now lists nine dead and twelve missing. Following is the casualty list as of 9:00 a.m., April 2, 1964:
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Engineer Jim Barr tells us that present indications are that the city dock is "just about worthless" and will undoubtedly have to be rebuilt. Oscar Dyson told the City Council that it had become necessary for the fishing boats moored there to release their lines whenever any surge action begins as it is feared that the boats might pull the dock completely loose. Apparently the high tides have continued to weaken the dock and they also are doing considerable damage to the cold storage plant according to Manager Bix Bonney.
Phil Anderson tells us that it will probably be about three months before phone service can be resumed here. The entire telephone office and exchange was wiped out by the initial tidal waves and an entire new board must be built.
Protection Officer Ovid McKinley of the ADF &G has been out on aerial surveys and searches and reports that a number of drastic changes have been made in the various bays in the area. You will find difficulty in recognizing many areas along the road system out towards Chiniak, he said. For instance, the initial tidal waves swept up into the headlands of Kalsin Bay about half mile to three fourths of a mile to the edge of Dave Henley's ranch. There is an island in the bay on which the road used to be and this new island is surrounded by "green water" (deep water), Mac said the character of Middle Bay is also considerably changed with deep water now reaching far up into what was once tidelands on the south side of the bay. One of the most startling changes is in the immediate area, out in Shahafka Cove in front of the Baptist Mission. Mission and Potato Patch Lakes both now appear to be part of the ocean and Dr. Bob and Dr. A. Holmes Johnson now apparently live on an island! Mac tells us that all the lakes around Woody Island near the shore were affected and are now green water parts of the sea itself. Present tidal indications are that we may very well be permanently changed, as it appears that this area is now about eight feet lower than before the quake and tidal waves.. What was once Mission and Potato Patch lakes would seem to lend themselves very well to being marinas for small sport fishing boats. Maybe there will be some blessing in all this!
Ovid McKinley said that Dave Henley talked with most all the ranchers and all appear to have suffered losses of stock. Some, like Joe Beaty, appear to have lost only five or six, although this total may increase with further surveys and some lost heavily, up to one half their stock, like those in Kalsin Bay where some 70 or 80 head are missing. Incidentally, Jake Blanc is reported all right, but his little house, which appears structurally intact, is located some half a mile inland now, and that lagoon is now an integral part of the sea.
LOT OF CLOTHING NOW
Mrs. Sutliff tells us that THERE IS NO LONGER ANY NEED FOR FURTHER DONATIONS OF CLOTHING. The response to the appeal was answered generously, she said, relaying a message from the Civil Defense and National Guard Armory. THOSE WHO REQUIRE CLOTHING ARE URGED TO PICK UP NEEDED ITEMS AT THE ARMORY.
HOUSE AND WORK IN BELLINGHAM
Del Kuehnel, former cook at the civilian cafeteria on the Naval Station, has sent word from Bellingham that he has two apartments available in Bellingham, with work to take care of expenses.
STATE OFFICIALS HERE
Concern over the problems of the people of Kodiak continue to dominate the attention of high ranking federal and state officials, planeloads of whom have been arriving daily to confer with City Manager Ralph Jones, Mayor Pete Deveau, and other appropriate local officials. Last night, a group of state government officials, including Speaker of the Alaska House of Representatives Bruce Kendall, arrived. Besides Speaker Kendall, the group included Richard Downing, John Gates, Lew Dischner, Frank Vail and John Benson.
LICENSE DEADLINE EXTENSION
ADF &G's Bob Simon today announced that ADF & G Commissioner Walt Kirkness has issued an emergency regulation to extend the deadline for registration and licensing of salmon vessel and gear from April 15 to May 15 in the Kodiak, Cook Inlet and Prince William Sound registration areas.
Young Bill Ross, Kraft's able gun and stock work man, was busy cleaning the many rifles and guns found in the debris and suddenly discovered that he was holding onto his own gun which he had believed irretrievably lost in the debacle.
Despite all the inconveniences and troubles people are experiencing most still seem capable of occasional flashes of humor. This day's laugh was provided for by "Marty" the irrepressible manager of what was Von Strout's "Tony's" who during an evening used to blow a police whistle and shout "OK everyone out of the water now!" Standing in line for a pass at City Hall this morning Marty succinctly summed it all up with an encompassing wave and simple stated, "Forgot to blow my whistle."
STANDARD OIL REBUILDING
Merril Coon tells us that work will begin shortly on building of temporary floats which will enable the fueling of fishing boats at Standard Oil.
Mr. McNamara tells us that his crews have now reached the beach in Gibson Cove.
ADF&G's Guy Powell, who learned scuba diving in order to go and sit on the ocean floor and study king crab habits has organized all divers in the area for safety and coordinating purposes. Besides Powell, there are thirteen men in the pool. They are: Mike Hansen, Don Morrison, Dick Nickerson, Jerry Tilly, Walt Nestell, Rudolph Reimnitz, Oscar Bailey, Bill Stanley, Bob Owen, Ken Nekeferoff, Dick Merriot, and Bud Revet.
Orders for various types of heating fuels can be left at the following points now: THOMPSON TRANSFER - Merrill Coon's house or Holman's and Patterson's (Kodiak Motors) garages. UNION OIL SALES - Pete Ramaglia's home or Aleutian Homes office.
WATER & POWER
Persons without water or power are again reminded to notify City Hall. It may be that your turnoff was used during the initial emergency hours and not turned back on.
First demolition action got underway yesterday with a big bang...apparently a gas container or fuel drum was pushed into the burning pile of debris near City Market and it sounded off like a tremendous cannon just as a group of visiting newspapermen from the lower 48 were walking by. They were off the ground for about three seconds and five feet!
KALSIN BAY EVACUATION
Ranchers arid others living in the Kalsin Bay area will be evacuated if they desire. State Trooper Don Church, who almost lives in an airplane since the disaster struck, will fly in a chopper out to the ranches and tell them that they can either choose to evacuate or remain, in which case they must provision themselves now. An airstrip will be put in there and they will be able to order provisions through Harvey's or Kodiak Airways.
FEEDING & HOUSING REFUGEES
CIVIL DEFENSE DIRECTOR Frank Irick advises that the number of refugees in the High School has dropped down considerably now with many having been evacuated to the states and others having found housing with friends here or able to return to their homes now that power and water are restored to them. Last night (Wednesday) 39 adults and 6 children slept there and sixty ate breakfast this morning. Yesterday's total meal count was 450 meals. SCHOOL REMEMBER NOW. SCHOOLS WILL REOPEN AND BEGIN CLASSES AGAIN MONDAY MORNING. THIS IS FOR BOTH PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND ST. MARY'S.
LAUDS KODIAK YOUTH
Frank Irick today had words of high praise for Kodiak youngsters. "Kodiak can well be proud of it's young people for their behavior and enthusiastic response to calls for assistance during this time," Frank stated, "Many of the teenagers have worked long hours to make possible the overall emergency organization and operations effective performance and I don't know what we would have done without their help," he stated.
DAMAGE ESTIMATES INCREASE
Following is the latest estimate of damages suffered in the immediate Kodiak area as re-leased last night by City Manager Ralph Jones: ( as of information available March 30.)
LOSSES OF PUBLIC FACILITIES 1. MAIN STREET, MILL BAY ROAD TO KRAFT STORE STREET AND SIDEWALK $ 90,000.00 2. MARINE WAY AND PARKING AREA 160,000.00 3. SEWER OUTFALL 10 @ $6,000.00 60,000.00 4. SEWER EJECTOR STATION AND LINE 120,000.00 5. STORM DRAINS 125,000.00 6. BOAT HARBOR (INNER FACILITIES) 250,000.00 7. DREDGING BOAT HARBOR 150,000.00 8. HARBORMASTER BUILDING 10,000.00 9. BREAKWATERS 500,000.00 10. VARIOUS BROKEN WATER AND SEWER LINES 200,000.00 11. MISSION ROAD AT SHAHAFKA COVE 75,000.00 12. TAGURA ROAD 120,000.00 13. CITY DOCK AND WAREHOUSE 1,200,000.00 14. CITY DOCK EQUIPMENT 55,000.00 15. DRAFT SPRING WATER SYSTEM 185,000.00 TOTAL $ 3,300,000.00 LOSSES OF PRIVATE AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTY BUILDINGS $ 11,346,000.00 STOCK 6,000,000.00 EQUIPMENT 2,000,000.00 _________________ TOTAL PRIVATE & COMMERCIAL 19,346,000.00 TOTAL PUBLIC 3,300,000.00 GRAND TOTAL $ 22,646,000.00