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i “The News of the Day In Pictures’ Member of The Associated Press. Nuri*t Weather Forecast. CLOUDY, PROBABLY LIGHT SNOW TONIGHT AND THURSDAY THE NOME NUGGET Published Every MONDAY. WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY VOL. 39. No. 2. NOME, ALASKA, Wednesday. Jan. 5, 1938. Single Copy 25cts. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE RESIGNED JOB Japanese Raided Chinese Air Base At Hangkow Just. Sutherland Retiring Jan. 18 Active Service WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 5th (&)—Justice George Sutherland of the Supreme Court, notified President Roosevelt that he would retire from active service from that Bench. January 18th. In his letter to the President, he pointed out that he was more than 75 year old, and had served fifteen years on the Bench, and was elig ible for retirement under the Sumner’s Act. Cave Old Age As his Reason WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 5, UP)—The retirement of Justice Sutherland from the Supreme1 ^ Court gives President Roosevelt! h'is second opportunity to make1 appointment to the court. The first came when Justice Vande Vanter retired last spring, and Senator Black was named. Sutherland refused to c^ram^nt on his retirement, but friends of his said that the action was bas-: ed largely on account of his age, and that there was no serious ailment, but had reached the per iod in life when he feels he can hot do his full share of the Court #ork, without too much strain, and is not willing to remain on the Bench when he feeds that he cannot carry his full burden of ^ the work. Justice Sutherland expects to remain in Washington indefinite ly and will be available for work in lower federal courts, as chief justices may be assigned. Form er Supreme Court Justice Van devanter is now serving as a New York federal court jurist. Justice Sutherland was bom New Election Is Urged: Results Were Too Close (By The Associated Press) SEATTLE, Jan. 5—The Execu tive Committee of the Deep Sea Fishermen’s Union recommended yesterday that a new election be held and to name a secretary. A-s the counting of ballots ended to day was so close and several Al aska ballots were held question able, the committee said that the Alaskan ballots could swing the election either way; therefore it was deemed advisable to call another election. Dan Arbuckle, was certified by the committee as the winner in the vote for Seattle Business Agent, and Helge Peterson was declared elected to a similar post in Ketchikan. Weather Today (U S. Weather Bureau) Low pressure of great intensity centered in the Pacific Ocean a bout 200 miles southwest of Kod iak Island has caused rain a gift snow from the Aleutians along the entire coast to British Colum bia. It has also caused cloudy & much warmer weather over north western Alaska. High pressure overlies all of the interior of Can ada and the west coast States with fair and continued cold wea ther predominating. The highest Nome temperature during the past twenty four hours was 2 above and the lowest 24 below zero. . Subscribe for the Nugget on foreign soil of alien parents, at Buckingham, England, 1862, and came to this country when he was 15 months old. Long Range Plan Develop Alaska Is Submitted i WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 4 (/P)—Delegate Anthony J Dimond of Alaska, said the National Re source Committee have trans mitted its longe range plan for orderly development of the Ter ritory. President Roosevelt's committee was directed in a res olution proposed by Del gate Di mond to draft the proposed pro gram “for the guidance of Con i gress". Delegate D'imond further said I that the lan should be in the hands of Congress within a cou ple of weeks. Warfare Goes On In Streets City of Teruel ; HENDAYE. Spain, Jan. 4, (/P) —The beleaguered Insurgents & the Spanish government troops ifought at rifle ra’-ge through the ice crusted streets of the city of Teruel, in gu. rilla warfare, that may determine the tide of the civil confPct. i Snow checked the mass offen sives by two hundred thousand ! troops of the two armies which I are on a front encircling Teruel. A sleet stor.m grounded the air planes, bogged motorized units in ■ the mountainous terrain.and with in the city itself the crackle of rlflt fire and fighting at c*lose range continued. Both sides claimed control of the Provincial capital. You can sav? $2.00 by paying six months in advance for your subscription to the Nome Nugget. # C H I N G r OR WARD TO TURN TIME BACK 150 years, these pioneers of 1937 are re-enacting an expedition of 1787 when bay staters left Ipswich, Mass., to push west ward to the Ohio country. Leaving the New England town December 1, they are due at Marietta, Ohio, next spring. Taking the ro’es of colonists in the new trek are college men from far-flung sections of the country, shown here clad in buckskins as they set out beside an ox-drawn covered wagon. Services arc Held fBv The Assoc;ated Press) SEATTLE. Jan. 4. (/P)—Funer al servic e were held for the late Reboot W. Bender, lormerly con nected with the Juneau Daily Empire, Tuesday af'.ernoon and was buried at Tacoma. His wi dow. Mrs. Helen Bender, daugh ter of Governor John W. Troy, arrived hire Monday from Alas ka to attend the funeral. It wi!1! be recalled by readers of the Nuc^et that he was found dead in his room in a Tuscon hotel, December 2dth, that it was first thought he had fallen and struck his head, but an autopsy shownd that death was due to natural causes. rius is me nrsi group pnoiograpn to De made of tne united States Supreme Court since the appointment of Associate Justice Hugo L. Black. Front row, left to rifht: Asso. Justices Sutherland, McReynolds, Chief Justice Hughes, Asso. Justices Brandeis, Butler. Back Bow, left to right: Justices Cardozo, Stone, Roberts Black. ■ - ■■ — — . — ■ - - _ Japan's Planes Fly Deep Into Interior China SHANGHAI, Jan. 4, (^-Jap anese warplanes struck far into China’s interior, in a raid which Japanese Navy spokesmen declar ed, was intended to “crush Chi na’s reorganized air force, consist ing of a large number of Soviet planes.’’ Forty Japanese bombers flew the four hundred miles west of their bases, near Shanghai, and after delivering a crushing attack on the Chinese airbase at Hang-j kow, they returned without a1 single loss to the 40-plane fleet. | A spokesman reported that the' air offensive came just as the Japanese and Chinese forces bat-1 tied, hand-to-hand, for the con trol of the main railway' line whi ch runs through the Province. I Chinese asserted their casual- j ties were five thousand in the eight engagements along Tient- ’ sin, Pukow and Shantung lines, and added that the Japanese loses were likewise heavy in forays in the northern Provinces. Japanese bombers also attacked; Hsuchow in Honan Province with considerable military damage be ing done. JAPS HAVE TAKEN OVER ALL CHINESE GOV’T FUNC TION IN INT’NL. CITY SHANGHAI, Jan. 5, <7P)_Jap anese authorities announced that they have taken over all Chinese government functions in the In ternational City of Shanghai and, other territory, occupied by Jap anese armies until conclusion of Japans drive for dominance is, completed. The censorship of news dispatches is also expected, i Save $2 by paying in ad 'anep for vnur snbsrrint'or Case is Returned District Courts by The Supre. Court WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 4, (/P)—The Supreme Court return ed to the three-judge Federal Court of California, litigation the Roosevelt administration used as a basis for advocating a change in the method of valuing public utilities rate making purposes. This was postponed indefinitely for a final ruling of the Admin istration’s contentions as to a “prudent investment" to be used as a basis of valuation, reproduc tion and cost need not be con sidered in the litigation involved in the order of the California Railroad Commission, directing the Pacific Gas and Electric Com pany to reduce gas rates to the amount of one million seven hun dred thousand dollars per year. The enforcement order was en joined by the three-judge Federal Court on the ground that “pro per evidence and cost of repro duction" was not considered. The Supreme Court said the main is sue as to whether the rates fixed were confiscatory, the district ourt didn’t determine the issue, and Should do so. AIRPLANE NEWS Pilot Jeff rd of the Mirow Air Service hopped off for Fox Bar yesterday with A. G. Thcmmen and Curly Ballinger as passen gers, thence flew to Council, re maining over night there, and re turned to th. Nome base today. Pilot Sig Wien who made a trip to Council yesterday, i-, expected to return to his Nome base, prob ably tomorrow. The Pacific Alaska Airways mail plane is due to arrive Nome Friday from Fairbanks. 9 Baseball Doubleheader—School Gymnasium, 8 P. M. Wednesday, Jan. 5 Hammons vs. Federals—-Commercials vs. Alaskans Admission 50cts. and 25cts.