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“The News of the Day In Pictures” Member of The Associated Press. Nupjjet Weather Forecast. | GENERALLY FAIR .I TONIGHT . AND SATURDAY THE NOME NUGGET Published Every MONDAY. WEDNESDAY. FRIDAY VOL. 39. No. 9. NOME. ALASKA, FRIDAY. JAN. 21. 1938 Single Codv 25cts. A MAJOR SCHOOL DISASTER IN CANADA Impressive Services Held for Henry Gumm Today Political Setup By Japs in China Now Under Way SHANGHAI, Jan. 21, (^-Jap anese "Lawrence of Manchuria” is reported to be setting up a puppet regime to govern conquer ed and hurt China, Chinese sour ces declared that General Kenji Doishara, the political manipula tor for the Japanese army, whose efforts launched the dismember ment of Manchuria in North China, is bringing in "acceptable” Northern Chinese to rule Shang hai-Niankintg area, and said he had established headquarters at the New Asia Hotel, the rendez vous of high Japanese command ers and prospective political ad visers of Doishara, the undercov er workers who are credited with keeping China in turmoil during ■the past decade and preceding •the present hostilities. Although slowed down by snow sleet and cold weather, the Jap anese column is advancing north from Nanking and said to be ap proaching Pengy.u, the halfway mark toward Suchow. the junc tion of the Tsinpu railway. .Mingkwang, southeast of Pengyu is said to have changed hands twice in brisk fighting. Insurgents Raid British Steamer Spanish Coast LONDON, Jan. 20. (A*)—Dispat ches to Lloyd's from Tarragona, said that the British freighter Thorpeness was badly damaged and several of the crew killed, in an Insurgjant air raid on the Spanish government seaport SW. of Barcelona. Another report ■stated that two of the crew were known to have been killed, five missing and seven woundird, the later were taken to the hospital. He Knows Jed—They must be engaged. He danced five dances with her. Ned—That's no reason. Jed—Isn’t, huh- You never danced with her. Subscribe for The Nugget. Ik 1 ri fc C Cl U R i - Keno. t riencbs believe, soon wi. be Mrs. Lois Clarke de Ruyter Sprerkels Clinton, 26, to seek her third Nevada divorce. Demos Started Ball to Rolling For Primaries Striking a note of harmony de stined to carry it through the election year and into a more un ited party, Nome Democrats last evening at their meeting held at the city hall, established a per manent organization to carry on the campaign. Following the adoption of a Con stitution and set of by-laws, the following were elected as perman , exit officers of the club to serve 1 for a period of two years, or un til the n xt election year: Chairman, George F. Laiblin; V.-Chairman. .5. David Mazen Secretary Russell Maynard Treasurer Mrs. L.uella Grant Sgt.-at-Arms Tex Cockburn A committee report was read in open me ting spreading on the records of the Nome Democratic Club, the feeling and sympathy, ; and expressing the loss which the Democrats not only of the Second Division but of Alaska suffer'd in the death of their leader Thos. Gaffney, the late United States , Marshal of this division. Realizing the final date for fil ling of primary candidates was approaching rapidlyr a committee was appointed to canvass Nome and also inquire in outlying sec tions or precincts to bring forth | the strongest candidates for the house of representatives and the j senate, in the forthcoming Prim ary Election in April. Signing of the Democratic Roll again added many new and old democrats to the party, which still signifies the trust and con fidence which the majority of the public in this section, and un-; doubtedly throughout the rest of Alaska, have in their fearless ' leader. President Franklin D. Roosevelt. A motion passed on the floor of the club also requests the Divi I sional Democratic Committee and the Territorial Committee for the Second Division, to communicate with Chairman Aubrey Carter of the Territorial Democratic Cen ; tral Committee requesting the calling of a Divisional Conven j tion sometime during the next 2 j months. Another meeting of the Club was called for next Thursday 1 evening, Jan. 27th, to listen to | the report of the committee on I candidates, after which the meet j ing adjourned. G-Men Found Kidnaped Body Of Charles Ross _ ST. PAUL. Jan. 21, Ed | gar Hoover, director of the Fed eral Bureau of Investigation, an | nounced Thursday night that the | bodies of Charles Ross, the Chi cago business man, who was the | kidnap victim of James Gray and his accomplice in his abduction, was found near Spooner, Wiscon I sin. Save $2 by paying in ad I vance for your subscription British Forces Ordered Fight Back Invaders SHANGHAI, Jan. 20, (/Pi—Bri tish circles received word that Japanese forces at Tientsin ex plained as “misunderstandin,, the threat to invade the British Con cession, which could have meant an armed clash with British troops consisting of the First Lancashire Fusiliers, consisting only of eight hundr.d and fifty fighting men, who had stood ready to repel a threatened Japanese invasion of the British concession. British circles declared their version of the affair yesterday, wh ;n "the Japanese warned they would enter the British Conces sion unless Chinese suspe'oted of anti-Japanese activities were ex pelled." The British fores awaited the zero hour under orders to fight back, even though their action might mean their annihilation, since the Japanese have several thousand men at Tientsin. The supposed zero hour came and passed and nothing occurred. Although Chinese sources re ported additional gains by their troops counter attacking in the Yangtze River Valley; that on the sea coast south of Shanghai snow and sleet storms halted most military operations and com pletely frustrated a Japanese air bombardment. Alleged Spy Boat Case Is Coming Up In Court LOS ANGELES, Calif., Jan. 20, OP)—Proceedings will be taken in the United States district court in Los Angeles for the forfeiture to the government of the tuna fishing schooner Nancy Hanks, which was seized by agents of the Department of the Treasury last month on charges of having evad ed port duties at San Pedro, Cal ifornia, and of having violated United States federal registra tion regulations. The craft is tied up at San Pedro. The Nancy Hanks is declared by federal officials to be Japan ese-owned, and she is believed to have been engaged in making sur veys and notes of depths and in dentations along the coast of Southern California. Jews Are Fleeing From Roumania BUCHAREST, Rumania. Jan. 21,(A>)—International strife marks political affairs in Rumania. Sixteen political parties yester day began campaigns for the new elections, following the dissolu tion of parliament by King Carol II to test the strength of Premier Goga’s policies, which are anti i Semitic. 1 Thousands of Rumanian Jews 1 are seeking havens abroad. Subscribe for the Nugget Twenty One Lives* Lost in School Fire Canada ST. HYACINTHE, Quebec Pro-! vince, Canada, Jan. 30, (A5)—At least 21 lives were Lost, it is fear ed. in a fire that trapped more than 100 students in the College of the Sacred Heart in St. Hya cinth e. Only One Identified Only one of the dead has been; identified. He was Brother Jean; Baptiste, G4 years old. He leaped fri m one of the upper windows of the school building and suffer- j ed injuri.s from which he soon died. | Chief of Police A. Bourgeois of St. Hyacinthe reported this after noon that six bodies had been! taken from the flaming structure and that *‘25, maybe 30" are still missing. The edito r of a newspaper pub lished in St. Hyacinthe, asserted that in addition to Brother Jean Baptiste, about 20 persons perish ed inside the school building. School Fire Dead May Reach 45. 21 Injured and Property Loss valued at 8500,000.00 » St. HYACINTHE, Jan. 21,(IP)— Forty-five teachers and pupils are reported either dead or missing following the fire which destroy ed the College of the Sacred Heart in Hya-cinthe. There are 19 known dead and 26 persons are unaccounted for. Some of the missing may be sheltered in nearby farmhouses. The injund number 21, and some of these are in serious condition. The property loss is placed at $500,006.00. The fire started shortly after midnight Tuesday morning, and the flames wire under way half an hour before they were discov ered. After the blaze was quen ched, firemen had to wait hours for the ruins to cool before be ginning the search for bodies. Husband Rich Wife Is Against Federal Taxes WASHINGTON, D. C„ Jan. 20, (>P)—James Cromwell, husband of wealthy Doris Duke Cromwell, recommended today to the Ways and Means Committee of the; House immediate reduction and | ultimate repeal of all forms of income taxes. He advocated re vision of estate and gift taxes and the adoption of a manufac turers’ sales tax on finished con sumers’ goods. He said: “A scientific tax sys tem would end the unjust, uneco nomic discrimination between the ! taxation of corporations and un l incorporated business enterprises. It also would encourage the dis i tribution of wealth and would enhance labor's buying power." Representative Frtd M. Vinson, democrat of Kentucky, chairman of the Ways and Means Commit ; tee, declared a sales tax must be ' 18 per cent to make up the $4, j 000,000,000 through elimination ; of present excise taxes. Tribute Paid Henry Gumm Last Services Funeral services for the late Henry Gumm were conducted un der the auspices of the Masonic lodge at the Federated church at 2 p.m. this afternoon. The ser vices were attended in a body by the Masons, Order of Eastern Star, Pioneers of Alaska, and the Pioneer Women. The church was crowded to overflowing by the deceased's many friends. Paying marked tribute to Henry Gumm as a man and a respected citizen of Nome, the Rev. Vincent Widney drew special attention to hi.-, fearlessness and faith in meet ing death and in the peaceful matin.r in which he went to his Maker. An incident which occurred shortly before he died summed up Henry Gumm as the man. He referred to the possibility that som.time he would go to sleep and never awaken, saying: “I do not wish people to say ‘Poor Henry'; say instead, ‘Lucky Hen ry’. Mrs. Andrew Sather presided at the organ while a quartet in cluding Mrs. Thomas Morcom, Mrs. Thomas G:van, Chas. D. Jon.s. and Chas. W. Thornton, sang. The impressive Masonic cere mony was delivered and at its conclusion the coffin, beautifully adorned with floral wreaths, was accompanied back to the funeral parlors from where it will be taken by plane to Fairbanks and thence transported to the States for burial by his relatives. Henry Gumm was stricken last Saturday evening while on his way home from a card party and dance given by the Pioneer lodge. He lived a full and complete life, receiving the respect and ad miration of all. His passing re moves from Nome one of its most belov.d citizens. The greatest testimonial to Henry Gumm was the appear ance at the services of people from every walk of life and from many places outside of Nome,— there to pay their last respects to the departed. He has passed on to a greater life and so we add: not "Poor Henry, but Lucky Henry”—his last wish. Pall-bearexs were: R. B. Julian, Dan Camp, Kenneth Rude. Ross Kinney, Donald Lyle and Cliff Allyn. Still Searching For Two Missing Men On Coast CORDOVA, Jan. 21, UP)—The U. S. Coast Guard Cutter, station ed at this port, left Thursday to search between Belkofski and San Point where Fishermen Gass and Nilson have been missing sine January second, in a small boat. The utter had jusi complet ed an unsuccessful four day sear ch for the missing Jaimes party, trappers from Seward. Subscribe for The Nugget. Newspaper Strike Portland Ends Increased Pay j PORTLAND, Oregon, Jan. 21, (iP)—The strike of the composing room forces of three Portland newspapers which has been in effect since last Saturday, was settled Thursday evening, and the Portland Oregonian immediately prepared to get out its Friday morning edition. The Portland Journal and News, afternoon pa pers, will also publish today. The wage scales of $9.00 and $9.50 for seven and a half hours, day and night work, respectfully, runs for one year subject to re vision after June 30th next year. The wage incr ase amounts to 45 cents per day over the 1937 wage scale. Leasing Cannery Causes Dispute At Metlakatla WASHINGTON. D. C.. Jan. 2!>. it?)—The Indian Bureau said it would submit a recommendation to Secretary Ickes next week for the l asing of the Indian cannery on Annette Island, Alaska. The cannery is owned by an Indian cooperative organization at Metlakatla on the above island and has been operated for the past five years by W. A. Pries, of Ketchikan, for which he paid 50 per cent of the profits to the In dians. At the expiration of Pries lease to the cannery he submitted a bid ! offering 76 per cent ol the "profits, and the Marlyne Fish Company bid 75 per cent and also offered to establish the fresh fish busi ness, to provide year around em ployment to cannery workers. Mertlalakatla citizens and Indi an officials said they were divid ed over who should receive the contract. lUHAT.nEKH Housewives who have a penchant lor toll .>wing closely their cookbook recipes will tind this kitchen gadget helpful. Flour, sugar, or similar ingredients in varying amounts from 3 V) V4 spoonfuls may be measured accurately with this spoon. A graduated sliding unit on the spoon does away with guess work. PLAY FIELD BENEFIT-JAMBOREE-DANCING-ENTERTAINMENT Sat. Jan. 22, 8:30 P.M. High School Gym. Auspices Home Arts Club. Adults Adm. 50cts