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^ THE NOME NUGGET t_ VOL. 42. No. 50. NOME, ALASKA, MONDAY, April 22, 1940 ^lce Per coPy 15* Americans Advised Leave Hungary First American Killed Is Military Attache Norway Former Republican Gov. '/Wisconsin Found Dead * Nenana Ice Moved At 3:27 p.m. Saturday—$80,000 Pool Won By Clara Hansen, Anchorage Stenog. FAIRBANKS, April 20 (JP> — The crack that all Alaska await ed, came at 3:27 Saturday after L noon as the ice in the Tanana River began moving at Nanana, bringing a prize of approximate ly $80,000 to Clara Hansen, An chorage stenographer. She miss ed by one minute of guessing the exact time the frozen river be gan its annual trek downstream. Watchers at Nenana go: so ex cited by the breakup that they failed to notify the outside world for several hours although sever al thousand Alaska waited breath lessly for the news. Miss Hansen, a youthful blonde is employed by the Civil Aero nauties Authority. She was born in Juneau, is the daughter of a pro perous fisherman and has lived in Alaska all her life. She is reported to be engaged to mar ry a United States Army Signal Corps wireless operator. 4 Britain, Russia Negotiate For Trade Treaty » UNDATED, April 20, (JP)— Al lied, and German troops poured into Norway on a large scale and drew' heavy lines of battle while Germany united to celebrate Hit ler’s 51st birthday. The Allies made cautious mcv es to widen their influence with Britain and Russia making over tures toward trade talks. To ease one sore spot France made a ges ture toward Germany's non-bellig erent ally and hostile critic of the Allies, Italy. Premier Renaud told the French Senate that the For eign Affairs Committee of France is looking toward the “Mediter ranean for an entente" with Italy and also Spain, whose nationalist government received German and Italian aid in the civil war. The Premier also declared France’s purpose in southeastern Europe was to “maintain th • peace and in dependence of all countries.” The flow of treops into Norway indicated a ba.tle of major pro portions was now in the making. SOURDOUGH STATIONERY Wine to your friends and rela ives on the ‘Outside’, using Sour ough Stationery. They’ll get a big ■ticK out of it. > FARLEY SAYS HE WILL RUN Postmaster General James A. Farley announced at Boston that his ♦ name would be presented to the Democratic National Convention as a candidate for President. “And that’s that," Farley added. He is shown above with his daughter, Betty, at Wellesley College, where she is a student, after he made the announcement. » Captain Lohey Military Attache Is First American Filled On Land Since Start Of European War WASHINGTON, April 22 (/P)— The Stale Department received word that Captain Robert Lohey, assistant .military attache at Stockholm was killed in a Ger man bombing raid on Dombas, Norway yesterday. He is the first American to be killed on land since the war’s start. He was a native of Iowa. He reported for duty under the minister to'Swed en, Frederick Sterling, a few days ago. Previously he had been in Finland as an observer of the war there. Saturday afternoon he went to Norway to contact a party of Am ericans which were being moved out under escort of Lieutenant Commander Hagen. Tire party was composed largely of the fam ilies cf the American legation and consulate at Oslo. It crossed the frontier into Sweden under Hagen's escort yesterday. W rd of Lohey’s death was re ceived in a telegram from Op dal dated yesterday and signed by Major Ysium, presumably a 1 Norwegian army officer. — STOCKHOLM. April 22 (/Pi — The newspaper Handels Tidnin gen said that Captain Lohey was killed by a bomb splinter in his heart while standing inside a tun nel near the front of it where a bojnb exploded. No-one else in the tunnel was hurt. Thirty Die In N. Y. Passenger Train Wreck LITTLE FALLS, New York, [April 20 </P) — The westbound New York to Chicago Lakeshore Limited, a New York Central j passenger train hurtled from the | rails at Mohawk Valley before: midnight and killed at least 30 \ and injured at least one hundred persons. All the sixteen cars car rying from 250 to 300 passengers j most of whom were asleep, piled j up on a wide curve when the train was attempting to make up time. Railroads said they believ ed it sprung a rail. The locomotive jumped the rails and hit a stone embank ment killing the engineer and fire I men. The cars crumpled up like matchwood. ' The passengers were strangely calm as they began the rescue work without hysteria in a scene of the greatest confusion and des olation. Identification of the vie- j tims proceeded slowly because they were mostly in sleeping at-' tire, many badly mangled. - . ; Eleven Persons Are Killed In Auto Accident — SLAYTON, Minn., April 22 UP) j— The worst traffic accident in state history brought the death of eleven young men and women early yesterday. One other per son is expected to die and anoth er suffered only a broken arm and shock. Two light sedans met in a ter rific head-on collision when one was on the wrong side of the road. .Seven were killed outright. Among the victoms were two bro thers, Harold and Lorens Tuy namans. All the victims were be tween the ages of 17 and 23. Germans Say British Have Been Hard Hit _ BERLIN, April 22 i(/P) — The j DNB news agency said Namsos and Andalsnes, western Norweg i ian towns, where British forces j landed are aflame. In the daily report on the military situation, i supplementing the high com i mand’s communique, it was add j ed that the British have been j hard hit by air bombs. The German expeditionary force is reported to have gained ground steadily to the northeast , and south of Trondheim. It was j announced officially that eleven ; Allied planes, nine of which were British were shot down yester | day over the North Sea and on the Norway Western Front. — Union Leader Is Arrested At Order of Dewey %) NEW YORK, April 22 (/Pi — | ■ George Sealise, ev-eonvict, and ! $25,000-a-year president of the: | Building Service and Employes j International Union, was arrest led at dawn at the Rain Hotel ; Sunday. He is charged with ex ! tortion of $100,000 in the last 3 I years from 20 hotels and 11 win-, I dow cleanings firms, by threaten i ing strikes and sabotage. • He once served a term in the i Atlanta federal prison for white ! slavery. He said was was the “vie • tim of political aspirations,’’ re ! ferring to instruction from Dis j trict Attorney Dewey, who is on j a western trip, to arrest him. NOTICE A11 Odd Fellows and Rebekahs are requested to register with Chas. D. Jones, chairman, before Wednesday, for attending the 121st Anniversary Dinner at the Odd Fellows Hall, April 27. Signed: Committee •* - American Citizens In Hungary Are Advised To Leave While Means Of Egress Are Available BUDAPEST, April 22 (/P —The United States legation advised al; American citizens on Hungary to “decide as to the advisability of | leaving for the United States 1 while there is still means of eg ress available." There are about 400 in the country, but most of them are Hungarian born and went to the United States, were naturalized and returned to their native land to live. Former Gov. Wisconsin Dies KOHLER. Wisconsin, April 21 '■ (fP)—Walter J. Kohler, aged 65. | chairman of the board of the Koh j i !er Company and a forme'- Re- J I publican governor was found | dead in the bedroom of his home. He had apparently been in good lealth. He was a widely known pol itician, aviation enthusiast, and industrialist and was recently among the 53 indicted in Cleve land in connection with the Jus tice Department’s investigation of high construction costs and j charged with conspiracy to re | strain trade in the plumbing in-1 1 dustry. North E. Wind Immense Tides BOSTON. April 22 (/R) — A roaring snow and rain laden j Northeaster whipped up immense j tides, isolated the northeastern tip of Maine and left the possib ility of serious floods. The gale j reached blizzard proportions in Maine ard Vermont. Shipping and air travel was suspended. The surf splashed over the top j of 114-feot lighthouse in the Bos j'on harbor. The Merrimack Riv' I or in New Hampshire went over its batiks at Newburyport. FDR May Come To Alaska At Fml of Session WARM SPRINGS. Ga„ April 22 (A*)—President Roosevelt said 1 at his press conferenc- this morn ! mg that he had decided tentative | ly to make a twenty-one day non political swing around the coun- « try which would overlap the per iod of the Republican National Convention in June. His trip may take him to Ju neau, Alaska, he said. He expects to dedicate three na tional parks, probably visiting Natchez. His only speeches will have conservation as the princip al subject, he said. Starting out in June as soon as congress adjourns he proposes to dedicate the Great Smoky Mour. tain National Parks in North Car olina and Tennessee, visiting the city of Natchez. ' He will then drop in on his son Elliott at Fort Worth, Texas, and then go on to the West Coast for the opening of the newest Nation al Park at King’s Canyon, Calif ornia. After this he will keep his promise to visit San Francisco’s Exposition and then dedicate the Olympic National Park in the state of Washington, after which perhaps, he will go on to Juneau, Alaska, by boat. Subscribe tor The Nome Nugget FINNISH MINISTER GREETS FIANCEE Hjalmar Procope, Finnish Minister to the U. S., is shown greeting his fiancee. Margaret Shaw, an English girl, as she arrived in New York on the liner Conte Di Savoia. They met in London 2 years ago.