THE NOME NUGGET
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Entered as second class matter October 14. 1943 at the
poftoffice at Nome. Alaska, under Act of March 3. 187<*
KING OF THE MOUNTAIN
FATHER’S* DAY, 1956
Father’s Day originated in various parts of the
United States at various times, but it was probably the
suggestion of Mrs. John Bruce Dodd, of Spokane, Wash.,
which is most generally accepted as the origin of
Mrs. Dodd first thought of a special day to be set
aside for honoring fathers in 1909, as a tribute to her
own father, who had reared a family of children after
the death of his wife.
She made the proposal to the Ministerial Associa
tion in Spokane, and the association approved the pro
posal after it was submitted to members, and the first
celebration of the day was held in Spokane in 1910.
Observance of the day did not spread rapidly over
the country and, after 1910, the idea was thought to
have originated in various sections of the nation. It
wasn’t until 1934 that Father’s Day became a nationally
observed day on the third Sunday of June.
The official flower for the day is the rose. A red
rose is worn in honor of a living father and a white rose \
in honor of a deceased one
It is not necessary for children and mother to I
lavish expensive gifts on Father on his day. The spirit j
of the day is one of honoring the head of the household
and gifts which are hand-made or which represent the j
labor or efforts of the giver represent the true spirit;
of the Fathers Day observance.
Bid Opening Delayed
On Pt. Hope Airstrip
ANCHORAGE—The opening of j
bids on construction of the Point
Hope airstrip, near Kotzebue, has
been delayed until today, accord
ing to Herman Porter, director of
the Territorial Department of
Reason given for the delay was
that the area for the proposed air
strip ties in an Alaska Native Ser
vice land withdrawal. The avia
tion department had had to wait
for clearance for the area from
the Bureau of Indian Affairs in
Washington before going ahead
with bid openings.
When Julius Caeser invaded
Britain, a flat iron bar about 11
ounces was the ’pound sterling '
of the era.
U.S. and Britain Sign
Agreement to Exchange
WASHINGTON UB—The United
States has signed an agreement
with Great Britain for exchange
of information on military atomic
engines under which the British
presumably will get facts about
the pioneer U S atomic powered
submarine, the Nautilus
The State Department an
nounced the agreement had been
When newsmen pressed for in
formation on the wording of the
announcement which indicated a
I'onsidarwble broadening of Brit
ish-American <*ooper»ta»n un the
atomic field, a press officer said
tie would try to get more answers
in the course of the day.
(Continued from Page One*
ector of Juvenile Institutions, dis
closed that the city will be eligible
to receive $5,000 from the terri
torial program for juvenile de
tention quarters in the present
city hall building on a matching
The Fourth of July celebration
committee was named with Coun
cilmen Arnold and Cavota as
co chairmen The mayor will
invited the Air Force and Army
to send bands to help us celebrate
and will also extend to the Navy
Nome’s hospitality for the 4th.
The Council granted to Fred
Cavota a lease on 11 feet east of
his present store at $25 monthly
Council denied permission to
Charles Mills for a shooting gal
lery at the Arcade.
The AFRS radio station at Nome
Field petitioned the Council for j
their opinion on the broadcast
of local news items
16,000 Ft. to Death
ASHEVILLE, N. €., l^—Three
investigations were under way to
day in the death of a bridegroom
of one day who plunged 6,000 feet
from the open door of a Piedmont
airliner Wednesday night.
The badly mangled body of Or
en Ase Pruitt, 38, of Charlotte,
N.C., was found by police in the
graveyard of a church six miles
north of Shelby N.C. The impact
tore part of his clothing and his
shoes from his body.
The couple, married Tuesday in
York, S.C., were on their honey
moon to Asheville to meet Mrs.
Mrs. Pruitt, under a doctor’s
care at her parents home, said her
husband got up to go to the men’s
room. She added:
“I heard ... it was a little while
after that ... a big whoosh. The
wind was screaming in. Some
body said the door had blown off.
"I thought Oren was in the
men's room still. Nobody got up.
I was afraid to look back there.
“And then a stewardess came to
my seat and sat down beside me.
I knew then. Nobody ever told me
anything. I don’t know what hap
pened. I Just knew he was gone.”
Capt. B. B. Slaughter of Win
ston-Salem, the pilot, said the
flight was about 20 minutes out of j
Charlotte enrourtt to Ashevflle
when the mishap occurred at 6:08,
i p m. Slaughter, flying since 1939,
[ said he never heard of this type |
plane losing a door accidentally, j
GENERAL HERE DURING WAR |
DIES IN ALABAMA
Word has been received of the
death in Huntsville, Ala., of Gen.
Edwin C. Jones, who was Army
commander at Nome during
World War II. The information
was received by Mrs. William
Cameron in a letter from Mildred
Keaton, former nurse here.,
Nora Larsen, daughter of Pete
Larsen of Nome, left yesterday for
Whitehorse where she will be
married to J. V. Parker, who
works for the White Pass and
Letter-size and legal file folders
available at The Nome Nugget
ELMER F. BENNET NAMED
ASST. INTERIOR SECRETARY
WASHINGTON, Elmer F.
Bennett of Colorado Thursday was
appointed assistant to Secretary
of the Interior Seaton.
Bennett has been a special as
sistant to the interior solicitor and
legislative counsel for the depart
ment since Aug. 20, 1953.
In his new position, Bennett
succeeds Raymond Davis, now
deputy director of the Office of
Industrial Resources of the Inter
national Cooperation Admin.
Bennet will be paid $13,975 in
his new job, a spokesman said.
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