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THE ALASKA DAILY EMPIRE
“ALL THE NEWS ALL THE TIME” VOL. XXVIII., NO. 4173. JUNEAU, AIASKA, MONDAY, MAY 17, 1926. MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS PPLE TEN CENTS AMUNDSEN DISCOVERS NO LAND ON FLIGHT OVER ARCTIC AREA PLANES IN RACE FROM FAIRBANKS TO GET MOVIES Two Planes of Rival News reel Companies Off to Where Norge Deflated. BOTH MAKE FINE TRIP TO NOME THEN TELLER Aviators Take Long Sleep \ Last Night and Off in j Air Again Today. FAIRBANKS, Alaska, May 17.—A' race by air between two rival motion 1 picture newsreel companies to obtain j pictures of the Amundsen expedition ; has started. One airplane, chartered 1 by a newsreel company from the Fairbanks Airplane Corporation, left here Saturday night. The represen tative of the rival newsreel company took off early Sunday morning and another plane is to race on the re-1 turn to Fairbanks in an effort to catch the train for Seward. The plane leaving Saturday night BEAUTIES ANSWERED COUNTRY’S CALL CAPT. WILKINS WILL CONTINUE POLAR FLYING Detroit - Arctic Expedition I ells Wilkins to Go Into Arctic. DETROIT, Mich., May 17.—The Boaul of the Detroit-Arctic Expedi tion has telegraphed Cupt. George H. Wilkins to continue his flight into the Arctic regions. The tele gram sent to Wikins at Point Bar row said: “The main results of the Byrd and Amundsen expeditions have been published. They do not seem to necessitate a change of plans of the Detroit-Arctic Expedition or lessen the importance of its central objective, to discover land and plant on it the American flag. “Fortunately for tne chances of the United States, we still have over four-fifths of the unexplored area and over 800,000 square miles in -1 — »> AMUNDSEN - ELLSWORTH i REACH NOME; DIRIGIBLE IS DEFLATED AT TELLER NOME, Alaska, May 17. — Thin ice and open water was 'found at the North l*oh. No land was discovered in the Arctic wastes by ('apt. Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth’s expedi Ition which arrived at Teller last Thursday night at 7 o’clock, Nome lime . T he big airship Norge was in the air *2 hours. Considerable time was spent at the North Pole making observations, the Norge having descended to within 600 feet of the ice, then arose to an altitude of -1,000 feet over Point Barrow. Ice formed on the propellers, then broke oil cutting the big gas bag with a loss of hydrogen gas. The Norge was extremely heavy but a fair wind aided it on the voyage to Teller from Point Barrow. LANDING AT TELLER The crew of 18 arrived at Teller ' - v tired but in excellent physical condition. I reparatory to landing at Teller n anchorage was dropped from (he Norge and Sergeant Attorc A duino, assistant mechan ician, descended and supervise*' the al.P.i ting. A strong wind blew while the airship was being lowered. After motion pictures had b-i ken, the craft was de flated. I his took but .‘JO minutes and the bag was flat, the Norge never to rise again in Alaska. The landing was perfect. LEAVE BY LAUNCH FOR NOME l apt. Amundsen, Lincoln Ellsworth, Capt, Oscar Wisting and Lt. Oscar Modahl, experts, arrived here at 5 o’clock Sun day morning. Nome time, in the hunch Pippin which was dragged 1 i miles (o open water over the bay of Port Clarence, at Teller. The (juartette departed f. >n\ Teller Saturday night leaving the remaining 1! to di-.n. r;<ie the Norge for shipment 1° **1e Elates where it will be , reserved for reconstruction. ( <ipt. Amundsen and lapt. Misting are the only two men in the world who have visited both the North and South Poles. Misting accompanied Amundsen when he discovered the South ern extreme of the world. The women of the British nobility returned to their tasks of war days to help stricken Britain during the recent strike. The Duchess of Sutherland (on left) drove a London news paper truck. The Duchess of Westminster (center) was one of the circulation managers of the Official tlazette. The Vicountcss Masserene operated a motor bus. *■ ROCKY ISLANDS ! REPORTED SEEN ! POLAR REGIONS Lincoln Ellsworth Believes They Are Not Land— Tells of Flight. “ I | NOME. Alaska, May 17. Line In I Ellsworth, American co - director i with Capt. Roald Amundsen on the Arctic flight, said rocky islands, were seen in the Poler regions hut I they are not considered to he land. I Ellsworth said he liked the fron tier spirit of the Alaskans. lie said the crew slept very little on the voyage as the gondola was so small that it was virtually impos sible for the men to lie down. I Ellsworth said numerous leads were seen in the Polar ice which the planes flying into the Arctic had not reported. Se said a rapidly' flying airplane would probably not notice the leads. Ellsworth came to Nome in 11)13 and was associated with Andrew J. Stone in an attempt to electrically extract gold from the mammoth deposit in the gold hearing sands j of this section. j Ellsworth. Amundsen, Wisting ] and Modahl are staying in a ' log | cabin which is called the "Ex- | plorers’ Club of Nome.” Ellsworth said he sent a telegram to President Coolidge from Nome thanking him for a telegram the President sent on May 11 con gratulating Ellsworth on his forty ninth birthday which lie spent over the North Pole. Fifty Thousand Dollars For Mt. McKinley Park WASHINGTON. May 17.—An all- ' portlonment of $2,000,000 for road improvements in National Parks is ' announced. This includes $50,000 1 j for Mt. McKinley in Alaska. I * *- ' Federal Buildings Bill 0. K. to Senate WASHINGTON, May 17. — The Senate has agreed to the confer ence report on the $1(15,000,000 Federal buildings bill. Adventists Speed Mission As End of World IS ears r-t j Favorable Report On White and Clegg Is Ordered j , i -- I | WASHINGTON, May 17.— | ’ | The Senate Judiciary Commit tee lias ordered a favorable re- | ' port on the nominations of Judge Cecil Clegg for United States District Judge of the i Fourth Division of Alaska and Albert White for United State i I Marshal of the First Division. i ■-—1 i FAVOR ¥ OFF ALASKA FLIGHT SEATTLE, May 17.—M. R. Favor^ n his aeromarine plane, left here 1 yesterday morning enroute to Rris- ( tol Hay to spot salmon for the Carlisle Packing Company. His iirst stop was expected to he ( it Ketchikan. i No Report KETCHIKAN, May 17. -- Favor tad not arrived here at !t o’clock his morning. There has been no j race of him. A watch on Alaska; vaters is being kept. HUNTERJEAR HAVE BATTLE MILWAUKEE, May 17- Con centrating their efforts toward com pleting their mission before the enu pf the world, the Seventh Day Ad ventists meet here May 27 In nuud •ennial convention. It will be in session 17 days with •hurch leadevv and missionaries ’rom 11!* nalions in attendance. “The closing days of the earth's tistory are now here and it is a leltled belief among Seventh Day \dventists," said C. K. Myers, gen *ral secretary. "Impelled by this onviction, they are telling the world liat the end of time is fast hasten ng on. "They see in men' world wit!: vork the fulfillment of Christ’s pro ihecy that this gospel of the king om shall he preached in all the vorld for a witness unto all nations nd tlien sliall the end come'.” Twelve union conferences are oper-( ling in North America, including '12; peal or state conferences and five uission fields. There are 11!» eon erenees in Europe; 21 in South mierica; 1!) in Southern Asia; 111 l Africa, and 26 in the Inter-Amei can section. President W. A. Spicer of Wash lgton, D. will preside. \utoist Crashes Into Jam; Held for Death - i NOBILE MAKES i ARCTIC REPORT TO MUSSOLINI Commander of Norge on Po lar Flight Wires Premier of Accomp isnments. - , ! ROME, May 17. — Commander; Nobile, of the dirigible Norge, iias cabled from Nome, Alaska, on ac count of the flight across the Polar regions, to Premier Mussolini. This report reads: "The trip from Spitzbergen over the North Pole to Alaska has been carried out success-! fully. We covered about 5,300 kilometers or 3,293 miles in 71 j hours. Part of Flight Dangerous "The first part of the Might was! accomplished without difficulties hut the second part, between the | North Pole and Point Harrow was dangi rous. Ice formation on the metallic parts of the dirigible hind ered flying and caused damages,'] which were not serious, however,!] because of precautionary measures j I had taken. I Difficult Flying I “From Point Harrow south the. flight was very difficult because of strong winds and a thick fog which caused deviations towards Hering , Sea and made the last few hours | of navigation very painrul flying. t On the outskirts of Nome we eii-^, countered a cutting wind with snow. Profiting by a momentary ( lull we landed at Teller success fully, in perfect shape. ( Radio Out of Whack ■ "If atmospheric conditions and i operation of the radio, which the 'i last two days failed to work, had I permitted, we could have continued I our flight for nnother thousand I kilometers as reserve gasoline on i board was sufficient for such u i flight. to take Norge pictures carried Joe Crosson us pilot and A. J. Hufford. mechanician for Wilkins. The other plane carried A. A. Ihmuett, pilot, and Art Young, mech anician, and Rodenbaugh, photog rapher. They expect to ship the films south from Seward on the Admiral Watson sailing next Friday. Planes Reach Nome NOME, Alaska. May 17. Two planes, one representing me Pathe and the other the International news reel companies, arrived yesterday and proceeded to Teller. After they took pictures of the dismantling of the Norge, they returned to Nome. One plane brought as a passenger, Mrs. Tom Peterson, from Teller. Both planes remained here last night to give the aviators a chance to sleep after many hours in the air and were to hop off early this morn ing on the return trip to Fairbanks. At Teller, the planes landed on the ire beside the Norge, which resem bled a mass of wreckage. Fourteen members of the Norge will complete dismantling the giant dirigible for shipment within two weeks. The crew will then come to Nome. The planes on the trip back to Fairbanks will refuel at Rubv. BIRCH SHIPMENT SENT TO TACOMA Logs Are Enroute South fromj Anchorage Aboard Steamer Yukon. ANCHORAGE, Alaska, May 17. A shipment of birch logs, cut near here, is aboard the steamer Yukon consigned to the Wheeler, Osgood Co., of Tacoma, to show the size and quality of the timber in this section of Alaska. The shipment was made at the request of the company by Terri torial Representative Ben A. Grier, with the cooperation of General Mali nger Noel Smith, of The Alaska Rail road. Both believe there is ample birch, of good quality, in the rail road belt to justify large operations. MAVY-ALASKA AIR MAPPERS SOON FLYING SAN DIEGO, Cal., May 17.—Tht lavy-Alasku air m pping expeditloi yill make three stops when the taki iff Is mutle here on May 21 for Ket dilkun. These stops will be a 4an Frunclsco, Crescent City and of he north coast of Vancouver Islunt o refuel. Severe Storm Over Brooks Range, Break) WISEMAN, Alaska, May 17. A evere snow und rain storm from he Arctic which has prevailed In he Brooks Bunge district for three ays, cleared late Suturday. The upper Koyukuk River is cleat Y ice. The government mall anti passei. ;er steamer Jacobs arrived at Ta tuna on May 11 at 7 p. m., helm he first steamer coming from Ne tana down the Tananu since tin treakup. There Is u light flow o ce still coming down the Yukon am t will be several tlay.s before lurg< learners on the upper Yukon wll tart for down river then up tin ranunu to connect with the railroad Capt. Amundsen declares a wire less station should be erected at Teller us It Is the "only reul harbor in this section.” I-t. Moduli!, who Is to return to Teller, said the Norge’s engines are I In good condition and worked per ! fectly. fluid. Amundsen said he knew his position at all times. Many Nome people expressed a feeling of resentment uguinst Amund sen over his failure to bring the Norge hero after asking Ralph Lo inen, Norwegian consul, to have ll.O men ready to lower her to the I ground. The public is deeply cha rgrilled. including his Norwegian i friend, that elaborate preparations j were made to receive the Norge, ■lien Amundsen decided not to come I here. II * * * • Killed While Out Car Before Buying WALLA WALLA, Wash , Muy 17. —Kdwurd T. Jones, grocer, was killed and three persons injured when a large sedan they were test ing before purchase, overturned go ing 10 miles an hour. The foot throttle stuck. AMERICANS ARE SAFE WARSAW, May 17.—About 500 lire reported to have been killed and 1,000 wounded In the Polish coup d'etat. No Americans are men tioned In the death or casualty list. OLYMPIA. Wash., May 17.— ,Va!do Foreman, of Olympia, is held liter John Nickson, of Centralia, vas killed near Tenino. Nickson was struck at a crossing highway vhere several cars were purked. ''orsman was going fast and bowled wo cars into the ditch before his vas stopped. rrain Jumps Into Canyon; Many Killed MEXICO CITY, May 17.—Fifteen were killed and many were injured when a passenger train running tetween Pachua and Ixmlquilpan limped the track yesterday and fell ntu a canyon. P-=^7=-T ; Plebiscite to Be Held in ! Germany in June I - BERLIN, May 17.—The Marx Cabinet has announced a plebi- | ! scite will be held on June 21 j | regarding confiscation of the I I property of tlie former German j | ruling house. j | Dr. Wilhelm Marx, on last | | Saturday accepted the chancel- | | lorship preferred to him by | ' President Von Hindenburg. Marx | retains the Luther cabinet. Marx j j informed the president that his | | policy, especially in foreign af- j i fairs, will be the same as the j I Luther government and his aim j | will be to cooperate to the ut- | | most with the Socialists. | l-i BOISE, Idaho, May 17. — Armed j vith only a hunter's knife, Jim Me 'ann, hunter and woodsman, sue ■essfully fought a huge grizzly bear. McCann, with one arm almost torn roin the sockets and scalp almost iff, will recover. After following the bear’s trail for mine time, McCann was suddenly let upon from behind and knocked lown by the animal. Ilis rifle was mocked from his hands and he was inahie to reach his revolver. Grasping his limiting knife, he irouglit the blade into Hie hoar's •ody near the heart. The near then I leat it off. McCann crawled for some dis ance and became exhausled from oss of blood. McCann left n note to his brother, *?lio had left shortly previously, say ng: “Bill, the bear killed me but yy God I killed him.” McCann was found later by his irother. The bear was found dead ind had left a bloody trail from where the bruin and McCann fought :o where the bear’s body was found. Young Man Is Whipped After Commiting Crime TACOMA, Wash., May 17. — For sntlcing a girl into his automobile »nd carrying her Into the woods, where she was attacked, relatives took Carl Costen, youag son of a road contractor, into the woods and whipped him. “The crew members conducted themselves admirably. Thus was ac complished the Rome-North I’ole Alaska flight, over 8,077 miles in 17 2 hours exceeding the program planned in advance. Ship Shows Ability “The ship showed ability to re main aloft in any circumstances.” It is reported that Commander Nobile will be given a gold medal of valor. Italy’s highest military decoration, and he will be made General in command of n group of dirigibles. It is understood Nobile will pilot a sister ship to the Norge which has been purchased by Japan, ncroBs Asia to Tokyo next month. WAJtSAW IS CALX WARSAW, May 17.—This city has settled down to Its customary calm after the revolution here. EMILIE GOURD PILOTS SWISS WOMEN TO VOTE - i DEATH FACES HERRING FROM SPAWN TO TABLE KIRKWALL, Orkney Islands, May 17._-An expedition of natural ists is Investigating from here the greatest of natural mysteries—how a herring ever gels to the dutnei table. Englishmen are almost reared or ! herrings. They have them as kip pers for breakfast, and then is white bait, (small fish), and pickled, smoked, broiled, or fried. They are always obtainable at even the small restaurants. Millions of herrings are caught, eaten and relished every year. But scientists know that many more millions rarely ever pass the spawn age xuil equal millions never get to adolescence, yet they travel In s’.i'h numbers that they have been known ■ stop a steamship "• " are the prey of all other 1 human beings from th\ to the stomach and yet thq" are the pests of their own world Vvhat the expedition of the Royal Zoologies1 institute wants to solve the pruolem of how these crea tures form the breakfast lunch and dinner for fish life and home s sapi.iis, and yet are found In such robust numbers. (Continued on Pag* Threat / GENEVA, May 17. —• If women voted in Switzerland and were ask ed to cast their ballot for the most eminent in their confederation there doubtless would be a flood of votes for Miss Emiiie Gourd, who personi fies dynamic activity in all move ments for the public welfare. Miss Gourd, of Geneva, is editAr, of “The Feminist Movement,” the official organ of the national alli ance of Swiss feminist societies. Women of Switzerland are permit ted to vote only in certain munici palities on questions touching re ii... ■. . LA L liglon and education. Hence, they are waging a persistent campaign to obtain the general franchise right. The leader in this movement does not expect the new Swiss Parlia ment to play an important role in suffragist, history, but the struggle will go on. "Our tactics are to win over to the cause of woman's suffrage first: one canton, and then another can-| ton, and then still another canton,”! Miss Gourd said. "Which canton (Continued on Page Three.) j t ..... . ri V .