“Territorial Primary Election ... Do you remember these names?”
From the Chugiak Calendar, April 8, 1954:
The election will be held on April 27th. The Chugiak voting place is the Community Hall. Running for office are:
Delegate to Congress:
E.L. (Bob) Bartlett and Neil F. Moore — Democrats
Ray Beach and Barbara Dimock — Republicans
Territorial Commissioner of Labor:
H.J. Lannon — Democrat
Henry Benson and Jack Westfall — Republican
Treasurer of Alaska:
Leonard Peck, Hugh J. Wade and Robert Coughling — Democrats
J.B. (Bert) Caro and Earle Hunter — Republicans
Earl Cooper, Norman Shaw, Leonard Kyger, Al Owen — Democrats
Lee McKinley, Gerrit (Heinie) Snider — Republicans
George Lingo —Independent
Territorial House of Representatives:
23 Democrat candidates, including Seaborn Buckalew, Wendell Kay and Peter Kalamarides and 13 Republicans, including Paul Nelson and Jack White.
Also in the April 8, 1954 Calendar:
IN COOPERATION with the Alaska Road Commission’s spring breakup road restriction program, we will be unable to make oil deliveries between April 1 and May 15.
WE ARE attempting to fill all our customer’s storage before April 1 and we will have a steady supply of oil on hand during that time.
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