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THE NOME NUGGET
Published Monday, Wednesday, Friday, by The Nome Publishing Company, Nome. Alaska. T*1«*phone Main 114 P O Box 518 Subscription Rates Payable In Advance. Deliverd by carrier in Nome, Little Creek and Sunset Creek, for $2.00 per month. By mail, postage paid, out side of Nome and vicinity, $1.50 per month Entered in the Post Office in Nome as 2nd Class Matter _ viFMwrH ^ssoc'iateu chin*_ Tin In Alaska What about tin in Alaska? Is there a chance that the deposits here in the North might be of some importance to the nation in its national defense effort of mak ing itself self-sufficient within the Western Hemisphere, or is the Alaska tin story just talk? Territorial Commissioner of Mines B. D, Stewart threw a good deal of light on the subject in a talk at a recent Juneau Rotary Club luncheon. Tin was discov ered in Alaska by a Geoogical Survey party in 1903 at Cape York near the w'stern tip of Se ward Peninsula, and though con siderable feverish exploration and development work took place immediately after the dis covery, the total production of Alaska tin from that day to this has amounted to only $1,600,000. Last year Alaska produced only 46 tons of tin, infinitesimal in comparison with the nation’s con sumption in the same year, 68,000 tons. After the First World War the nation realized it would suffer in any future conflict from a par ticular deficiency in tin. The bulk of our supply had been coming, and still comes, from the Malay Peninsula, where annual produc tion is 47,000 tons. The ony smelt ers available for reduction of the ore are located at Singapore and Liverpool, so even the smal1 amount of tin which is mined in America has to be sent broad for smelting. Construction of a tin smelter in the United States was advo cated by Jesse Jones. Chairman of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. Such a smelt r wou’d be used to reduce a great bulk of ore from Bolivia and at the same time to encourage the: mining of a domestic supply.. Commissioner Stewart pointed out a fact which is little known, that tin occurs in many of our Stat s as well as in ALiJca. It has never been developed com mercially, except on a very smal’., sea e here in the North, because! wn V";- cheap r tg .gv l it from X where the s ’nnif rs wer~' located. Now. under war pressure i the United States must think o' tin from the military necessity1 standpoint rath r from the pure ly conunci'Cal one-. It Would be -- ■■ -- -- cheaper in terms of national de fense to mine American tin at ten times the cost than it would be to remain depend-nt. on a far distant supply in wartime. That tin is a wartime necessity was established beyond doubt when a recent survey showed the material to have 36 absolut ly es sential uses for the Army and Navy. A plastic has been devel oped which to a certain extent can take the place of tin in com mercial containers, but for our 'shells and ordnance we can’t get aiong without tin. If our supply should be cut off, the U. S. mili tary machine would be paralyz ed. Tin occurs most notably in A’ aska between the limestones of Seward Peninsula and the gran itic mass of Cape Mountain. The only production so far has been ; from alluvial d posits. Tin of an entirely different charac.er i s found at Hot Springs, just east of the junction of the Tanana and Yukon Rivers. This tin is of a very high grade, one ore ship ment to Singapore running 70 percent pure tin, tb richest or over smelted there. Tin concen trates have al-o been o ff eett d in the neighborhood of Fairbank and occurrene s have been noted elsewhere in Alaska, though so far these have been only of ac ademic interest. A few days ago, Commissioner Stewart revea d a little poke of tin concentrate was received in his office here. It was said tc came from Southeast Alaska. The Dcpartnii-nt is checking on this find and hopes to •establish the occurrence of tin in^comm.cr cial quantities in this area. Clear ly, tin frofn Southeast A'aska would be of greater value to 'h" m i in than tin from Seward Pen n-ula, due to the short r haul and tee inside route which cou’d b given ironclad protection from raiders in wartime. The nation needs to know a good deal more about tin in Als aska. To this end Delegat. Di mond has introduced in Congress a ’oil' asking the appropriation of $2,000,000 for a thorough ar.d complete tin exploration in Alas ’ a. The sum asked would not be a drob jn the nationa' defense hu.ye; it might m an tnoro' to the defense of the United Stat than any number of planes, l mips, fft'hks or trained men. Subscribe for The Nome Nneg THEY’RE WORKING ALREADY I ON PROTECTION FOR CHIEF ! EXECUTIVE, ’45 INAUGURATION By JACK STINNETT WASHINGTON, Feb.— Now it can be told: With th. possible exception of the visit of the King and Queen of England, there never have been such elaborate precautions here as were tak n to guard President Roosevelt at his Inaug ural. . Under the direction of Co'onel Edmund W. Starling, who has been chief of the Secret S rvice White House details for many years, everything that has been learned in all the Inaugurals since 1789 was put into practice. A most 3,000 extra men were brought into Washington to guard against any eventuality. Working with the District of Col umbia Metropolitan police under Major Ernest W. Brown, super intendent, these men ranged from crack traffic squads of a s re of cities to details from the United States Marine and agents of the Federal Bureau of Investi gation. There were hundreds of fire men, about 500 Marines, 350 of ee t st plainclothes men from v y key city in the country. :d at least 1.600 uniformed po ice officers. NO PARKING” Even with the experience of the visit of the King and Que.-n to draw on. Colonel Star.ing and is staff worked for more than a month on the minutely-detailed plan of operation. First the traf fic lanes into the Cupitoi, White House and one-mile parad. zones were taken care of. A parking blackout about four blocks wide and more than a mile-and-a-half ong was ordered from midnight to midnight on Inaugural day. Lines of police, firemen ar.d Mar ines at hardly more than arms' ngth apart were formed from end to end of th.. parade route _n both sides of the street. Back of them, apparently wan dering about through the crowds but actually walking a “beat” that took them not more than a few yards in ach direction were: he hundreds of detectives, Se cret Service men and FBI agents. They reporied at regular, fre qu. nt intervals to lieutenants. The lieutenants kept in constant teach with four captains in charge of the zones from Capitol to 160Q Pennsylvania Av-[ enue. } ■p'.YVof of the effectiveness of iiiis minute attention to detail was that th re was not one civ lian report of any suspicious in cident which the guard had not already taken care of. A nu n with a gun was arrested in the Court of Freedom. Colonel Starling afterwards described him to me as a “harm ess indiv idual who had no other thought than h lping to guard the Presi dent. but we have to preserve our pi Sessional standing, you know.” A 71-year-old Spanish Ameri c. n War veteran who went about fiercely brand-hing a sword wa also taken into custody. A -cu another and younger man who ran about beating his bn as: like Tarzsn and shouting “Presid.nt Roosevelt spends too much mon ey” was hauled off to the hoese gow. Not one of thc'e men was tak en at a! seriously by the arrest i ’ »ff. 3 rs ard the fact that their infringements of the peace were so minor is an illustration f hew much attention was given to the most minute occurence. “NICE CAMERA. MISTER" How the detectvcs worked may be demortrated by repeating an incident that occurred to a friend of mine on the Capitol Plaza in front of the Inaugural stand. He’s a camera fan and was in his seat before 11 o'clock to be sure that lie had his candid camera sights No one had arrived yet in his row, but he had hardly gotten located before a man slipped into the seat next to him, showed a fri ndly interest in his camera< and discussed photography with, him—incidentally making an off hand inspection of his camera. “It wasn’t until after the show started,” says his friend, “that I realized the person sitting next' to me wasn’t my photographic friend at ali and then it dawned od me. ... I had b en investi gated.” I told the story later to Co!-; onel Starling. He jus. smiled and said: ‘The boys didn’t overlook much — but that’s what it takes.”. And he was off to his reports. “I’ll be working on them for a month or two,” he explained. “Then, are a lot of little kinks j we want to work out before j 1915.” I No one who k eps kicking you! in the pants can ever get ahead of you. -- , —- — - . ;.ie to you: fr,ends and re..» .ves on the Outside . using Sou: >ug,i o aticnery. 1 hey ii get a big !. A it DREAM THEATRE IOO% TALKING PICTURES ^ MANAGEMENT C.H. CODE fZT' ‘—^YJant/ijist )iojrtm.'ist&vn HwcUrut Cvi l/. S. t Show TUESDAY A WEDNESDAY 7:30 p.m. “THE LIFE OF EMILE ZOLA” with PAUL MUNI — GLORIA HOLDEN — DONALD CRISP His Magic Words Transformed the Name “Dreyfus” Into A Chapter of Mankind’s History also "HONDURAS HURRICANE” Two Shows Friday, 7:15 & 9:00 p.m Adm. 55* & 25* “HERITAGE OF THE DESERT” with DONALD WOODS. EVELYN VENABLE, RUSSELL HAYDEN Adventure and Thrills in the Untamed West and 'THE SHADOW” No. 2 — New Serial PASSENGERS AND EXPRESS TO ALL PARTS OF ALASKA \ Approximately One Dollar of Each Fare j Is Spent for Passenger Insurance j WIEN ALASKA AIRLINES s NOME FAIRBANKS * t “Better Light—Better Sight1” J | I £j 4» APPLIANCES .ELECTRICAL -SUPPLIES $ l J % WASHING MACHINES.IRONERS * ■> t * 2 t t t | Northern Light and Power Co. X :* 0 * •' $ NOME MOTOR COMPANY Dealers In CHEVROLET CARS & TRUCKS ™<I FIRESTONE PRODUCTS PRECAUTIONS FOR A PRESIDEN T_Proof of the great care taken to guard F.D.R. Is shown in inaugural day parade view. A V-shaped motorcycle wedge of cops rode ahead. Police stood every 25 feet facing crowds. Two carloads of secret service men clustered about F.D.R.’s auto. More “SS” men rode in motorcycle eidreera. Lyons & Orton J Attorneys At Law Rooms 918-921 Alaska Build In* Seattle, Washington i’hns. R. Lyons Ira D. Ortow NOME LODGE No. A-5 I. O. O. F. Meets Every Friday Evening SPECIAL ENTERTAINMENT Pioneer Water Co. SPRING WATER I Always At Your Service Phene Black 44 or Main 15 CHAS. CAVEY Carrying an Assortment of Fine Liquors, Win es, and Beers. FRONT ST. NOMM. Are you taking advantage of six months paid in ad vance subscription ?