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Coconut Cup set for April

Coconut Cup set for April

Journal 2/19/1973 P8 China joins UN mission The 1973 United Nations Visiting Mission is presently wrapping up its tour of Truk District. This mission, which has already been to the Marshalls and Ponape was joined by the highest-ranking Chinese at the UN — Tang Ming-chao, Under Secretary General for Trusteeships and Decolonization Affairs. This should […]

FEMA to the rescue again

FEMA to the rescue again

Journal 2/14/1975 P1 Ebeye suddenly discovers 30-year old equipment wasn’t a good idea after all Trust Territory High Commissioner Edward Johnston has asked the US Federal Disaster Assistance Administration to declare a state of emergency to exist on Ebeye, due to a critical shortage now existing on the island. Ebeye is the home of over […]

Mystery developments

Mystery developments

Journal 2/7/1975 P4 Mystery developments A mysterious group known only as “The Committee of 100” struck the downtown area of the district center last weekend. Left in the wake of the strike was a community bulletin board, with a note attached indicating C.O. 100 responsibility. The pattern of strikes has been running north on the […]

Fiji nurses flock to RMI

Fiji nurses flock to RMI

Journal 1/31/1975 P3 Shamed into paying? The Economic Development Loan Fund board has asked for an opinion from the TT attorney general’s office on the question of making public the names of borrowers over 90 days delinquent in pay backs. Public opinion, it is argued, would be an added inducement to force pay backs. P4 […]

Worst year in copra output

Worst year in copra output

Journal1/17/1975 P6 Interior Plumbing and Aeronautics by Joe Murphy Bob Fischel and the ICA have come out with a paper entitled “Follow-Up Report Relative to the Majuro Consult on Human Development in the Marshall Islands.” It’s nine pages long, and quite startling. It reports that the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) met with Leander Mellon, […]

RMI considers dry-dock

RMI considers dry-dock

Journal 1/8/1973 P8 Marshalls considers dry-dock Skip Caukins, a design engineer working for the Trust Territory government, was in Majuro this week studying a proposed site for a marine railroad at the Mieco Beach area. The proposed dry dock is intended to take ships up to 171 feet. According to Caukins, the Mieco Beach site […]

Parents fined for children’s crimes

Parents fined for children’s crimes

Journal 12/19/1975 P1 Spy ship off Kwajalein A Russian spy ship is cruising just offshore of a secret US missile testing range in Micronesia. The ship is attempting to monitor US top-secret defenses against atomic attack, according to United Press International. A new missile system, called Safeguard, is now being tested at Kwajalein. One Kwajalein […]

Power of postal ballots

Power of postal ballots

Journal 12/23/1977 P4 Nauru housewarming in Saipan The Nauru local government announced the scheduled opening date of the new Nauru Building, which is near completion on Saipan. The seven-story structure, completed with escalators, four elevators and revolving restaurant on top, will be ready for occupants by January 31. P6 Time abusers at work You can’t […]