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Nugget Weather Forecast. | FAIR TONIGHT AND THURSDAY, Little change in Temperature ! THE NOME NUGGET Published Every MONDAY, WEDNESDAY, FRIDAY VOL. 39. No. 8. NOME. ALASKA, Wednesday. JAN. 19. 1938 Single Codv 25cts. Kidnaper of Chas. S. Ross Captured, and Confesses British and Jap Troops in Near Clash at Tientsin 18 Navy Planes Make Mass Hop Calif. Hawaii HONOLULU, Jan. 19th, </P)— Swoopim down through a bright tropical moonlight and with spot lights aglow, eighteen big navy bombing planes from California, landed at Pearl Harbor, before dawn,completing one of the great est mass flights in aviation’s his In record breaking time the first plan landed at 5:48 A.M. PST., twenty hours and thirty minutes after its “official take off" time from San Diego, California. The second plane, with blue flames shooting f;om its exhaust in the darkness, alighted two minutes later; other craft follow ed in rapid succession. The unofficial time was bested of a previous naval mark when planes landed here in 21 hrs. 25 minutes which was set by a squadron of 12 planes during an other routine transfer from San Diego nine months ago. One hundred spectators lined the waters channel to watch the planeis land. Lieut. Commander S. H. Warner sa d, they flew thru unfavorable weather during the first pan of the. journey which continued a third of the distance. The ships carried a total of one hundred and twenty-seven men, and flew in two squadrons of nine planes each. Leader Is Dead KANSAS CITY. Jan. 19. i^Pi— William Kemper, aged 71, a fin ancier and prominent democratic lead a-, died at the hospital here, following ?n operation last month. he'sees no shTrt . endangering America. Emil Lad* wig, author of a new biography .on F. D. Roosevelt, said the Pres ident did not aim to be dictator. 'GET ME DAT GUY LOUIS,' shouts Tony Galento whose 225-pound frame is built like the beer barrels in his tavern at Orange, N. J. Importance has come with a rush to the 28-year-old slugging fighter who, although he refuses to train, has been lifted by his fists and circumstance to third spot in heavyweight ranks. Chinese Armies Reported Push Was Successful SHANGHAI, Jan. 18, (A’>—Chi nese armies in the northern and central Yangtze Valley fronts, are reported to have pushed back the Japanese invaders in a series of counter attacks. Advices through Chinese chan nels said, that Generalismo Kai Shek, in his second visit to front lines, ordered the troops not to retreat one single inch. Chinese sources e'so reported that the Eighth army was organ ized from the once outlawed com munists units and inflicted heavy losses on the Japanese in central Shansi Province. Chinese forces along the Yang 7 River above Nanking, pushed back the Japanese from their out posts and occupied two villages near Wuhu, and are prepared for an attempt to recapture Wuhu it self. The Chinese guerrilla unit cap tured Chwansha on the Pootung Peninsula opposite Shanghai, bringing Japanese martial Law in pootung. Outer Mongolian troops advan ced in the Northern Province of Suiyan. Dr. H. H. King, China’s second most powerful leader, said, China can continue war for years, and that all current talk of Chinese Japonese peace, which apparent ly is inspired by Tokyo and Ber lin, is utterly baseless. The All Alaska Chamber of Commerce at Juneau, will pub lish soon an all pictorial Bulletin for distribution in the States. Any one having views or pictures of the Second Division are request ed to hand them to Secretary A. Polet of the Nome Chamber, who will forward them immediately to Juneau. Thanks. j Save $2 by paying in ad ' /ance for vour subscription Chinese Success Comes In Recent * Army Campaigns SHANGHAI, Jan. 19th, (Ah— Chinese counter thrusts puit the Japanese armies on the defensive in two important zones by their widespread warfare along the Ti intsan-Pukow railway north of Nanking. In the Hangchow area one hundred and twenty-five miles southwest, Japanese sour ces admitted they were forced into defensive positions in those areas. Strong Chinese units, approx imately thirty miles north of Nanking, they are attempting to cut the Tientsin-Pukow line, be hind the Japanese column, which advanced from the conquered capital, as part of a two day threat against Suchow. Chinese told of additional suc cesses in South Shantung, and as serted that Tsinging, 120 miles south of Tsinan, was “entirely in our hands", and added that a “decisive battle is imminent.” f _ _ Tension Grows British & Japs Over Concession SHANGHAI, Jan. 19, (VP)—Au thoritative British circles report ed that the tension existing be tween the British and Japanese at Tientsin threatened a clash of armed forces for a time, and fur ther said that Japanese threaten ed to invade the British Conces sion at Tientsin, unless Chinese who are supsectad of anti-Japan ese activities were expelled from the area. The British declared they will resist any aggression by Japan ese who threaten to enter the concession forcibly, but took no further action and the situation 1 remains unsettled. Planning Program Submitted By President WASHINGTON, D. C.. Jan. 19, (/PI—President Roosevelt trans mitted to Congress a program for “long range” development of Al aska. Th • Regional Planning Board formed the background of the plan drafted by the National Resources Committee at the re quest of Congress. Other recommendations inciud ed the simplification of territorial gov rnmental taxation system; the construction of roads, trails, expansion of Air Service, protec tion of the salmon fisheries, im provement of labor conditions. The committee held that re gional planning was essential to the orderly development of the va.-t territory, because it would be a "long time problem and plans would have to be made to change things to suit the chang ing social conditions.” And added: studies disclosed 'that notional interest did not de mand foro d development of Al aska, nor was there any impera tive need for a costly defense program, and further said “there | is’ no pressure of pollution, lack of raw materials or trade in the United States that d.imand excep tional measures”. The committee also discounted the future of Alaska as an agri cultural country, at least until there are more industries devel oped. In tha later category, the committee saw the possibilities for kelp paper mills. The committee stressed the need for better communication through transportation systems, bu't did not recommend building railroads and first class highways “for anticipated future need.prior to the formulation of general plans for the development of the territory.” In calling for preservation of the salmon fisheries and its pro t ction, which is of “peculiar im portance to American interests, therein,” the committee took no tice of the current dispute ex isting between Japan and the United States over fishing rights in Bristol Bay. The committee also recommend ed re-examination of the “whole pattern of Territorial govern ment” with a view of eliminating the “unfortunate results of geo graphies and the fact that Alaska is so distant from the seat of the federal government.” PUBLIC READING ROOM ! The Odd Fellow-Rebekah Build ing Association, held their meet ing last evening and have select ed Saturday, Feb. 5th f'or a party consisting of cards, dancing and r .freshmen ts. They also selected Saturday March 5 for a Masquer ade Ball. The secretary has been instruct ed to take steps and invite the representatives of other lodges and the City of Nome, who are interested in establishing a read ing room and library for the peo ple of Nome, to a meeting. This call will be made shortly by let ' ter directed to the above mention ed organizations.■ Price of Cold To Remain Same It Is Declared WASHINGTON, D. C.. Jan. 19, (/P)—Gold production in the Un ited States and possessions, had a record dollar vaLue of $117,723, 400.00 last year. The Treasury announced that the value of the silver output was also near the peak level of $55,307,892.00, although it was ex ceeded in 1923 in spite of higher prices now paid for metals, the production of both, m asured by weight, is below the levels of 1915. All of the metal was sold to the Treasury at the whole price of thirty five d illars per ounce for gold, and seventy-sev m point 57 c:.nts per ounce for sil ver, the highest in the world. The gold price will remain the same this year, but silver has been reduced to 64.64 cents per ounce. Proposal Sc? Up New Govt. Made Tokyo Today TOKYO. Jan. 18. (/Pi—'The es tablishment of a new Chinese government centering on Shang hai. proposed as a s quel to the Japanese withdrawal and recog nition of Kai Shek’s Nationalist regime, the statement is attribut ed to Shigeru Kawagoe, the Ja panese ambassador to China, who suggested the setting up of such a government as Japan's next move toward the pacification of east Asia. Newspaper advertising vill develop new business for vou Kidnap Slayer Caught by G-Men At Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 18. (,4'j—Relentless Department of Justice Agents at the end of four months manhunting, marked the kidnnp slaying of Charles S. Ross and solved as they secretly whisk ed the confessed killer back to Chicago, to stand trial. J. Edgar Hoov r announced that Peter Ander , aged thirty, a former logger, admitted that he slew Charles Ross two days after the ransom of fifty thousand dol lars had bum paid, near Rock ford. Illinois, O it b r 8th, 1937; then shot and k; 1 ’■ -d h;s accom plice, Jam s At”, -cl Gray. Anders was traced across coun try by a trail of ransi m bills he -pent lavishly at race tracks. Last Friday he was taker, into custody at Santa Ar.ita Park, and agents r ■ ■ er< -l f urteen th usand, four hundred and two dollars in ran •m money, on Anders and at his hotel. The Lodi s of IJoss and Gray rive not as yet been recovered. Anders’ irrepressible urge to play the “ponies” led to his cap ;urc. He was passing some ran som monry through the Par; Mutual windows when seized. Previously he was trailed to Spokane, Seattle. Portland, Chi cago. N°w York C— Philadel phia, Washington. Miami, New Orleans, with Federal Ag ents close behind ev ry move. MEMPHIS, Jan. 19. f/P)—The regrlar passenger plane f.rnm Los Angeles brought Peter Anders, •he all ged kidnay slayer of Chas Ross, to Memphis at 9:15 A.M. Neither the accused man nor the FBI Agents left the plane, who. were apparently enroute to Chi cago. Subscribe for the Nugget FATHER KNICKERBOCKER'S DOORSTEP is this gateway to the $75,009,000 two-way Lincoln tunnel which will open Dee. 82. New York nound motorists, long used to 'round-about crossings of the Hudson river, will be able to drive from Weehaw ken, N. J„ under the river to midtown Manhattan in four minutes. PLAY FIELD BENEFIT-JAMBOREE-DANCING-ENTERTAINMENT Sat Jan. 22, &30 PM High School Gym. Auspices Home Arts Club. Adults Adm. 50cts