March 27, 2014 | Vol. 40, No. 13

Yesterday's News

March 28, 1914 – Recently, the Postmaster General approved an amendment to the parcel post regulations under which butter, eggs, fruits, vegetables and other articles in parcels weighing from twenty to fifty pounds may be shipped in the first and second zone; in boxes or crates similar to those handled by the express companies.

From Seattle, the postoffice department will have the automobile trucks recently inaugurated as the result of the investigation of the special efficiency committee which will greatly facilitate a prompt delivery.

March 27, 1974 Celebrating the Pilot's 40th Year– Tentative plans for a hydroelectric plant at Thomas Bay to supply power to Petersburg and Wrangell have been outlined for the city councils of the two communities.

The plant would harness the waters of Cascade Creek, according to Kent Miller, a project manager for Henry J. Kaiser Co. Engineers, and could supply the communities' power needs through 1990.

March 29, 1984 – Rep. Fred Zharoff has drafted for introduction to the House Resources Committee a resolution designed to eliminate red tape for Alaska's halibut fishermen.

The resolution asks that the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) allow the Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission to issue the new federal halibut vessel license in conjunction with the state's halibut vessel license. Zharoff said the Entry Commission already issues a halibut vessel license and could accommodate both state and federal requirements on one form with a few minor adjustments.

April 1, 2004 – Residents and visitors to this year's Little Norway Festival will be dancing to a different beat- or maybe even three of them.

The Channel Lights, the Pickled Herring band, and perhaps the Native-influenced group Pumyua are included on the festival's tentative schedule, said Mayfest Organizer Glo DeBoer this week. "The highlight is music, music, music this year," she said.

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