APOSTOLIC DELEGATE ARRIVING
Archbishop Vagnozzi, the Apostolic Delegate, personal representative of the Holy Father, is due to arrive in Kodiak this afternoon on the PNA flight, according to Rev. John J. Marx of St. Mary's Parish. He will be accompanied by Bishop Dermot O'Flanigan, Bishop of Juneau. They will remain in Kodiak overnight and will return to Anchorage tomorrow. Father Marx said the arrival of the Apostolic Delegate is indicative of the concern of the Holy Father for the people of Alaska and of Kodiak in this time of disaster.
Alaska Steamship Agent Lou Veerman advises that the southbound freighter SUSITNA arrived in Kodiak this morning and is taking on cargo at City Dock from both Alaska Ice & Storage and King Crab, Inc. The freighter ODUNA will be here from Seattle tomorrow afternoon at the Naval Base.
Steve Collins, vice president and manager of the local branch of the National Bank of Alaska, advised the City Council last night that he had conferred with his bank's President, Elmer Rassmusson, of Anchorage and that "it looks pretty optimistic at this time that the Congress will approve the Omnibus Bill under which the government would make good on all insurance that at present lacks coverage for the earthquake and tidal wave damage incurred in Alaskan cities.
Well known Kodiak resident Bill Robertson Sr., who was in Anchorage for medical purposes, has returned home although there was no home left standing to live in. His house was directly in the path of the tidal waves. He and his wife Myra are now living with their son Bill Robertson, Jr.
PHI BETA KAPPA
Milton Souter, Jr. senior at Washington State University entered the ranks of the Phi Beta Kappa Key holders this past week. His parents were notified that Milt's high scholastic standing won him the highly coveted honor.
Manager Bix Bonney of the cold storage plant today announced that "we will be processing dungeness crab in just two weeks!"
The list of dead rose again today with the finding of the body of Maurice Curry who lived at Kalsin Bay. The number of dead is now officially set at ten. The missing list now totals nine.
APA PAYCHECKS READY
APA Area Superintendent Vern Hiliker advises that pay checks for the week ending 3/28/64, for employees of the crab cannery, can now be picked up any day between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., at the APA office in the upstairs of the Donnelley building.
MARINES SAVE 14 LIVES
Quick thinking and action on the part of two Marine sentries in the downtown school house area resulted in saving the lives of the fourteen persons living in the home of Ray and Dorothy Albrecht early this morning. They spotted flames and smoke in the frame home located on Rezanoff Drive and raced through the house arousing the unknowing and sleeping people and directing them to safety outside the structure which soon thereafter was entirely engulfed in flames. Police received the fire call at 5:10 a.m. and both the local volunteer fire department and the Naval Station fire department answered the call to fight the blazing inferno. All occupants of the house es-caped unhurt, thanks to the two fast acting young Marines, The two Marines are: Lance Corporal Howard F. Skeean of Rocky Hill, Conn, and Lance Corporal James E. Loseman of Jenning. Mo. Cause of the fire is undetermined.
Mayor Pete Deveau is scheduled to depart for Anchorage today where he will join Governor Bill Egan and representatives of other disaster struck Alaska communities all of whom are flying to the nation's capital to expedite federal assistance to Alaskan area devasted by the tidal wave and earthquake.
THURSDAY GALE DAMAGE
Six boats were a total loss and nine others damaged to varying degrees in the heavy winds that whipped through the area early yesterday morning. Councilman Oscar Dyson who along with Pat Cannon have been coordinating various waterfront and fleet salvage efforts, listed the following six vessels as total losses: VAGABOND, MARGUERITE, FIDELITY, SHUYAK, TINY, MISS ARTIC. Dyson said the TINY was crushed and the MISS ARTIC sank. The following nine were beached and damaged: INVICTA, MARY L, HAZEL A, JOANNE, NORMAN J, CINDY, NEPTUNE, SOPHIA K, AND THE WINDBIRD. The WINDBIRD was moored in Women's Bay and apparently was the only one which broke loose there. The Navy assisted in pulling the NEPTUNE free of the breakwater according to Oscar. Benny Groteclose's JAN M was pulled from drifting into the rocks of the breakwater but not before he suffered some damage we have been told. The losses were due to lack of any protective mooring facilities.
Two roads are being put down into Gibson Cove and both have now reached down to the beach according to Oscar Dyson. Dyson said it appears there will be plenty of parking room available in the area as well as area for fishermen to work on their gear and equipment. Dyson said he was "very optimistic about the possibilities offered by the Gibson Cove area."
Two persons have notified us that they have immediate housing available in the form of house trailers which they wish to sell. Bernard Skonberg has a 36 foot trailer near the Spruce Street playground available anytime. Frenchy Richardson has a 40 x 8 foot 2-bedroom house trailer for sale. Contact Trailer #17 in the Erdman Trailer Court on Buxfan Road off Mill Bay Road.
According to a report made to the City Council last night by Civil Defense Director Frank Irick, a total of 157 dwelling units were destroyed in the immediate area by the tidal wave.
Councilman Oscar Dyson advises that work continues with both the Gibson Cove facility which is being rushed to afford protection for vessels} "possibly we hope within a week," and also with the small boat harbor in town. He said divers continue to search the harbor, which is full of various kinds of debris including trucks, autos, sunken boats, fishing gear, broken piling, and also is full of silt, rocks, gravel and such washed into it during the tidal surges. It is considerably shallower than it was or is supposed to "be. The work of the divers, which is affected by weather conditions and tide action, has been organized and is under the direction of Guy Powell. Incidentally, the piledriver had already gotten five piling driven in Gibson Cove, but the williwas winds yesterday morning caused them to break off. He said hey are using 70 to 75 foot long pilings there. He commended the driver crew with saving the driver itself during the gale.
KING CRAB INC,
Kodiak's one remaining cannery was threatened during the williwaw winds early yesterday morning. One corner of the roof of the vast building broke loose from the building and was flapping about 3 or 4 feet. However, winds diminished before severe damage was done, and workmen have secured the roof again, according to Pete Deveau. King Crab Inc. President Bill Kingston said work is progressing on cleanup of equipment and the plant under foreman Jim Burke. Kingston said they have a boiler going and lights on already, and "we expect to be processing crab and maybe even shrimp (Eastpoint operation) again before the end of the month possibly within two weeks."
ZACHAR BAY PROCESSING
In reports to the City Council both Bill Kingston and Pete Deveau brought good news in the form of a report that their firm was undertaking a new processing operation at their Zachar Bay facility. They said about 20 men would be employed within a short time in the processing of herring for roe for the Japanese. Kingston said that "while the operation is a small one, it has excellent potential for the next year and the future."
Funeral and memorial services for Rose Marie and Eugene Schulz will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday at the Assembly of God Church.
THE ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM (ACS) IS HOLDING TELEGRAMS FOR THE FOLLOWING NAMED PEOPLE AT THEIR OFFICE.
ALASKA TRANSFER AND STORAGE COMPANY KRAMER, DALE ARDINGER, HARRY KOMM, MICHAEL N. ANDERSON, NICK LARINOFF, PETE AUTOMOTIVE PARTS AND EQUIPMENT CO. LASSES, LT. & MRS. ELK BORENIN, PHIL LEONARD. ROBERT BERESTOFF, GERTRUDE MRS. MADSEN, ROY H. BROWN, JOHN MCCOY. HOPKINS DARKHOEFFER, TED MRS. MCALISTER, WILLARD BRYANT, HAROLD MR. OR MRS. MARKS, REV, JOHN J. BUNDY, R.A. MARTIN. RAY JR. BEGLEY. CURT JR. MARTIN, RAY DIERMANSKI, MARGARETHE AND ALFRED MCMEEKEN, LOUIS UNITED FISHERMANS MARKETING ASSN. MEYERS, HARRY (JAN BEUKERS) MOSER, DON BURNERR, GLEN MURLEY, MAY CHYA, MRS. PAUL NELSON, MR. & MRS. WALLY CHURCH, JACK R. NICHOLAS, MR. & MRS. WILLIAM J. CANNON, W.A. NORMAN, KAY CHRISTENSEN, MRS. DORIS NELSON, GORDON AND DOROTHY CANE, DOROTHY NIXON, MR. & MRS. AL COHEN, WALTER OR EDWARD ALVIN NEIBAUR, JUNITA CHRISTENSEN, ROLFE NESTELL, DONNA CROWELL, MILDRED NOORE, JANNE COLLART, DAVE W. NOLAND, STANLEY H. CASTER, MAUREEN NOVAK, JOHN P CULTHBERT, JIM ORCULL, THRUSTON (SONNY) CHASE, REED OLSEN, DANIEL CHOINSKI, EDNA AND PAUL OGBORN, MRS. ED CICHOSKI, MR. AND MRS. TINY PEMBERTON, CHARLES CORGATELLI, BARNEY PESTRIKOFF, PAT CASE, HELEN D. PETERSON, MR. & MRS. KARL DAMERY, WILLIAM PONCHENE, NATALIE DANIELS, LYLE PHILLIPS, WOODROW DENNY, IRMA PORTER, HARRY DURLEY, KENNETH PRATT, MRS, BERTHA ELGNAD, CLARENCE PONCHENE, PETER JOHN ELBEN, RUSSELL J. PUTNEY, GEORGE ERICHETTI, JOHN OR HERMAN WOOD OR JOHN GIVEN: PETTYS, MRS. OR MRS. JOY TRIPLETT ELLISON, CARL NICHOLAS MOORE, DEAN FREMLIN, HOWARD RUIZ, ERNEST FLETCHER, INA RENSVOLD, C.H. FRONT, MR. AND MRS. THOMAS J. JR. RICHARDSON, FRANCIS H. FRANKLYN, JOE E. RAPIER, FRANK FORSBURG, EDWIN ROTHAUG, MR. & MRS. E.J. FAA RANDOLPH, JOHN P. GEHRKE, BEN RUSSEL, WN. D. & MIGNON GIVEN, JOHN RUSS, WILLIAM GILBREATH, I.O. ROUTZHAN, GRACE GREGOROFF RICHARDSON, JOSEPH MCCOY HARVEYS FLYING SERVICE ROSENGRAN, C.L. HARVEY, LOUISE SAXTON, RON HAWKINS, JAMES, R. ZACHAR, RUKOVISNIKOFF, BAPTIST MISSION HARRIS, MISS MELISSA SPENCER, ROBERT JOHNSON, CHARLES STONE, ZELMA KNAGIN, DENNIS STEELE, SHIRLY OR CHIARD, L. SUPKO, MARLENE SIMMONS, HAROLD SALMINE, JOHN SLATER, D. STACK, MR. & MRS. RAYMOND J. SMITH, WILBUR OR JIM OR JERRY FLEMING SMITH, C.F. SELF, MR. AND MRS. HERB SMITH, JAY BRUCH SPONSEL, JOHN SPEARS, ERNEST TOOLEY. MRS. JOHN SKIN, NOAH TONY, PAUL TAYLOR, ROBERT VEERMAN, LOU URDAHL, RASSMAS WILSON, NANCY WOODHAM, FATE WOODARD, HERMAN (SEE JOHN ERICHETTI) WOODS, DORA M. WALLACE, DILL
SCHOOL TO BEGIN MONDAY
St, Mary's and the Public Schools will resume regular sessions on Monday, April 6. Each child who must pass through the demolition area to reach the Downtown School must be accompanied by a parent. The children who must pass through the demolition area in the afternoon to reach their homes will be held at school until either a parent or a responsible adult calls for them. UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ALL CLASSES WILL BE DISMISSED AT 3:30 P.M. IVOR A. SCHOTT, Superintendent
Harry Reitze, Regional Director of the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries, is now in Kodiak, accompanied by Jim Murdock, fisheries loan officer. Both are from the Juneau headquarters. They hope to expedite loans to qualifying fishermen and speed up plans for the establishment here of a fisheries research facility for the federal government,
POWER SAW OPERATOR
Tom Kelley tells us that he has a large power saw and himself available for those needing such equipment and operator. Tom's house was one of those which was damaged on lower Brooklyn (Benson) Avenue, and he hopes to find enough work to enable him to keep wife Marie and their nine children here.
PINK SALMON OUTLOOK
ADF & G Management Biologist Dexter Lall said today he suspects the tidal waves caused considerable damage to pink salmon spawn, particularly in Chiniak Cape bays and on down the east side of the island. He said it would probably cause very poor catches of pinks in the 1966 and 1967 seasons. "I am dubious that there will be much of anything in the way of a Kalsin Bay run in 1965," Lall said after hearing of how high the tidal waves roared into the spawning beds of Kalsin River.
With tides running about eight feet higher than normal it will probably be interesting to see what will happen when the 11-foot tides begin on the 14th of this month. Actually they will be more like 19-20-foot tides! Already the tide is washing away the foundations of the remaining KEA warehouse and causing considerable structural damage to the city dock and plants in that area.
It will be some time before Kodiak will have a regular phone system operating again, according to Kodiak Telephone Co. Manager Gordon Nelson, Meanwhile, valiant efforts on the part of ACS personnel, with Jensen's assistance, has nearly completed a switchboard installation with the following 18 local lines in service:
111 City Police 207 Pillar Mountain 112 City Manager 208 Woody Island 113 City Hall 212 KEA 114 Information 214 Hospital 120 ACS Radio 215 Dr. Bruce Keers 122 PNA (City Office) 216 Civil Defense Headquarters (by high School) 202 High School 217 Dr. Bob Johnson (Home) 203 National Guard 218 Alaska Ice & Storage 206 ACS 222 ChiniakIn addition, they now have four long distance lines with three booths operating at ACS.
Senator Bartlett has advised the city that the Urban Renewal agency has released $ 67,000 to the city for planning purposes.
The Red Cross is holding an URGENT message for Lew Revett, Jr. at City Hall.
FOLLOWING IS A SCHEDULE OF SUNDAY SERVICES AT ST. JAMES THE FISHERMAN CHURCH:
8:00 A.M. - Holy Communion
9:30 A.M. - Holy Communion and Sunday School
11:00 A.M. - Holy Communion
(Other churches wishing to list their hours of worship may do so by leaving messages at City Hall or giving to Karl Armstrong.
Lt. Col. Daniel G. Rody, Divisional Commander of the Alaska Division of the Salvation Army, arrived yesterday morning to meet with local S. A. officials and arrange for coordination of their efforts with the Red Cross here. He confired while here with Mayor Deveau and local S. A. official Emil Knudson. Incidentally, Emil just returned to Kodiak. He was out on a vacation and for medical purposes.
The City Council yesterday authorized the setting up of a special fund for all the donations which have been received or offered directly to the city for emergency relief purposes. A number of individuals and communities have offered assistance, al-though most is in the form of clothing or food of which there is now a sufficient supply on hand to meet immediate needs.
First Lt. Tuza, commander of the local unit of the National Guard last night advised the council that the unit, which has been on full time active duty during the past week, is being partially demobilized. He said that from 12 to 15 men will be kept on full time duty and that at any time needed the unit would be called back into full mobilization.
Civil Defense Director Frank Irick reports that 55 persons slept at the High School Thursday and 235 meals were served Friday at the cafeteria. He said the Bureau of Indian Affairs and state welfare agency sent representatives to discuss what is to be done for the remaining homeless. He said neither appeared to be able to provide funds for anything. Irick tongue-lashed the Civil Defense Agency for "having come here in the beginning and telling us that we could get anything from them we needed, and then here a week later they can't furnish even such a small item as a set of walkie-talkies...they said we'd have to buy them!" he exclaimed before the council.
According to latest reports from stateside newspapers, the Internal Revenue Department has given a 90-day extension to residents living in the disaster areas for filing of income tax returns. The previous deadline was April 15.
Public visitation will be held at the Slumber Room in the Kodiak Mortuary between 5:00 P.M.and 7:00 P.M. for Charles "Chuck" Barrett, who died about 6:00 A.M. Friday morning. Mr. Barrett who owned the Kodiak Cafe and previously was Chef at the Mecca 49 Room is survived by his wife Betty.
Police Chief Jack Rhines advises that beginning next Wednesday the civil defense siren will blow again every noon at 12:00 noon. HE REMINDS US THAT THE SIGNAL FOR THE APPROACH OF ANY TIDAL WAVE WILL BE A STEADY FIVE MINUTE LONG SOUNDING OF THE C. D. SIREN OR IN THE EVENT OF NO POWER THE POLICE SIREN WILL BE USED.