Down Memory Lane 9/6/12
“State police to cite drivers who leave cars unattended”
From a column in the Knik Arm Courier, Nov. 20, 1962:
Alaskans who follow the time honored practice of starting their cars and going back in their homes while the car “warms up” may be cited by State Police if their car should be stolen during that time.
State Police are now intending to enforce the law which says that when unattended a car should have the ignition key removed from the switch, the car in gear and the brakes locked.
This works on the premise that any time and expense that the State Police are put in recovering the car when stolen is due to the owner’s negligence.
Car owners may still continue to warm-up their cars if they possess a duplicate set of keys and can lock the doors while the engine is running.
“Hunters need not retain evidence of sex on deer and elk”
From a column in the Knik Arm Courier, Oct. 5, 1960:
The Alaska Game Regulations have been amended so that hunters need not retain evidence of sex on big game animals during periods when both sexes may be legally taken.
With the season on doe deer opening Oct. 1 in Southeastern Alaska and Prince William Sound, the department felt that the old regulation requiring that external sex organs be left attached to animals would be reduced to a nuisance measure and would cause unjustified inconveniences to hunters.
A similar situation exists with respect to elk on Afognak Island.
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