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THE NOME NUGGET VOL. 44. No. 44. NOME, ALASKA, MONDAY, April 13, 1942. Per Copy is# _ __ , , . ii ■ ■ .. ■■■■ »■——. —.—I. . —... i» - ■ ■ ■ .i ■■ ■■ Gold Mining May Be Suspended India Rejects British Proposals for Dominion Status Gruening Says Fears Before Long Gold Mining Vi ill Be Suspended — WASHINGTON, (AP) — Official Washington failed, tonight to yield any information to substantiate the! Anchorage Times story that Governor Gruening may] be replaced. Delegate Dimond investigated a similar j report two weeks ago and found it without substantia-! tion and it was doubted then, because Gruening’s ap- i pointment is a personal one by the President. Gruening declined to comment but said he will leave; ior Washington next week, after seperal weeks of work on mining and freight rate matters. He said: “We fear, before long that gold mining will be suspended, large ly in the hope of transferring operations to obtaining ; strategic minerals ” Gruening and Dimond are seeking to obtain priorities for the placer mining industry. American Volunteer Group in Burma ins Victories Two Successive Days •> — CHUNGKING, (AP) — The Redoubtable American Volunteer Group won its second smashing success in two days when probably 11 out of 20 Jap Navy Zero planes were shot down over northern Burma today. Seven planes were shot down for certain and four pro bably. All of the AVG returned undamaged. The at tack came after the Japanese radio repeatedly threat ened to blast the AVG from the sky. Wednesday, the AVG intercepted 20 planes and shot down 10. India Rejects British Proposals Cripps Returning To England NEW DELHI (AP) — Dominant Hindu and Moslem parties rejected Britain’s offer of Dominion status after the war. Sir Stafford Cripps, special British emissary announced that the proposal has been withdrawn and he is leaving for home tomorrow. Presumably the pres ent British administration of the country will continue. Fair Employment Practice Committee Orders Stop Discrimination Workers WASHINGTON, (AP) — Ten companies holding millions of dollars worth of war contracts, were or dered by the President’s committee on Fair Employ ment Practice to cease discrimination against workers because of race or religion. BOMBAY SCENE—Bejbnd this famous “Gateway to India," scene of above ceremonial, stretches the harbor of Bom bay, seaport on the west coast of India's V-shaped peninsula. In India, which is now asking England for self-rule, or freedom, or dominion status, is a federation embracing British India—pro vinces under British rule—and the native-ruled states. 4th U. S. Sub Announced as Lost in War Washington (AP) — The) submarine Perch, overdue a month, is presumably lost in the Western Pacific, the Navy announced. Com-1 missioned 6 years ago and last reported operating in the Java Sea under Lieut enant Commander Davis Albert Hurt, aged 38, of Pounding Mill, Virginia,: she is the fourth submarine1 lost or missing and brought to 26, the number of naval vessels announced as lost since December 7. -- - ' ■ i —i. Small American Freighter Sunk 1 In Atlantic Cape May, (AP) — A small American freighter was torpedoed and sunk off the Atlantic coast a week ago, the 4th Naval District announced, with a possible loss of 37 of its comple ment of 53 crew members and passengers. Two Ships Aban doned but Later Brot to Port Norfolk, Va., (AP) — Crewmen of two American merchant ships, one torped oed and the other attacked by submarine shellfire off the Atlantic coast, abandon ed the vessels but later re boarded the craft and saw them brought safely to port. The Navy disclosed that two members of the raiders crew were killed by the raider’s shells and seven are missing. L.S. Bombers In Australia Melbourne, (AP)— Huge United States bombers, pro teeted by swift Australian fighters smashed relentless ly over the weekend at Jap anese bases in the outer is land, and were credited with destroying or serious ly damaging 28 enemy planes and lost only two A1 lied airplanes. Now is the time to look over your job printing needs for the spring and summer. The Nug get Office will be glad to consult with you as to your wants and prices on same. (iorregidor Withstands 12 Japanese Raids Washington, (AP)— Gun ners on beseiged Corregi dor battled 12 recurring waves of Japanese bomb ers and enemy artillery bat lories, firing onto the is land fortress from two sid es. Anti-aircraft fire from t he fortress kept the en i-my planes at such high al titudes that damage was slight and there were only! a few casualties. 11 Navy Fliers Killed in Crash 2 Patrol Boats Livermore, Calif., (AP) — Fourteen United States Navy fliers were killed and 15 injured in the crash to day of two giant naval pat rol bombers in the lonely range country south of Liv ermore. The Navy with held the names until the first of kin were notified. RAF Again Raids War Plants In The Ruhr London, (AP) — With hundreds of tons of heavy caliber bombs and “count less” incendiaries, planes planes spread destruction against through the indus trial area of the Ruhr last night. The Air Ministry an nounced that the great Krupp armament works was the principal target. 13 planes were lost PUBLIC AGENCY FORE MEN MUST HAVE EXPLOSIVES LICENSE The following wire was received by the Nugget from B. D. Stewart, Region al Officer, announcing a ruling received from the Director of the Bureau of Mines, in response to an in quiry: “Public agencies such as the Forest Service, Public | Roads Administration and | the Alaska Road Sommis jsion, and also their indiv idual foremen are requir ed to have license for pur chase, handling and stor age of explosives. Contract ors must acquire purchas ers’ license even when em ployed on military pro jects. Their foremen also are required to have licens es.” BLACK hOLE —since 130* this shaft in Calcutta has marked the spot where on a torrid June 20, 1756, the 116 per ns who remained after the capture of Fort Williams by Suraj • "owlah. nawab of Bengal were forced into a two-windowed rd room It was 18 x 14' 10', and only 23 persons were alive next day. This «,h tin •Blapk Hole of ClllCltt." Report Germain Demands Vichy Give Clever Collaboration Axis LONDON, (AP) —Monday—An exchange telegraph dispatch from Zurich said what is regarded as a Ger^ man ultimatum to Vichy was published in the Pariser Zeitung, demanding that the Petain regime immed iately adopt a new policy of closer collaboration with the Axis powers by taking an active role against the United States, England and Russia. I American Turns l j) At Confer ences In India The Battle of India ap peared to be shaping up as an expanding contest for the earth, sea and air ap proaches to the rich, rest ive empire as the duel in propaganda and diplomacy was marked by United Stat es intervention in the face of Japanese threats of in vasion. Louis Johnson, Presi dent Roosevelt’s personal minister to India, held ex ploratory talks with India’s native leaders in what was widely believed to be the injection of United States influence to settle the prob lern of making India free, yet a bastion for the Unit ed Nations. Whether or not Johnson has yet delivered the President’s letter to any Indian leader is un known and the contents of the letter have not been disclosed. Meanwhile, the Tokyo | government spoke of crush i ing the British forces in | India along with the whole i British Empire, but the , United States and Imperial j land units continued fight ing in Burma without any : decisive turn. The Axis I spokesman reported thrusts by sea close to India’s front iers with landings at Ak yab, Burma, and claimed bombardment of Colombo i on Ceylon was successful despite official reports that perhaps 100 Japanese plan : es were lost in the raid on 1 the island. Concessions Being Made By British NEW DELHI — Groat Britain has agreed to appoint an Indian as Defense Minister, Mohammed Ali Jinnah, president of the Mos lem League, said. The concession was made by the British v. r cabinet as its reply to Indian criticism against the original British proposal of India’s pest war independence, as a last stand to save the pro posal from failure, Britain is of fering post war dominion status to India, but many groups are rejecting the proposal because they say India should have con trol over her own defense during the war. Despite the conciliatory offer and renewed efforts by President Hoosevelt’s special envoy Louis Johnson, sent to help whth nego tiations, the Hindu Al-Indian Con gross party is expressing objec tions to other phases of the pro gram. Signs are growing that the whole plan will probably fail of getting general Indian accept ance. It has been learned that Johnson has tjcen in recent touch with the White House regarding the conference.