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THE DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS
?_>?> DOUGLAS, ALASKA. FRIDAY, MAY 7, 192o - . nq 2$ WIRELESS REPAIRS MADE IN ALASKA Sat am Suit for Point* in North to to New Work and Repair Work Here Works Department of the 1'ujtrt Sound Navy Yard. tiltniln con struction work anil repairs are to be done thla summer at the various internment radio station* In Alaaka. To make thl* work pouible. the U. S S. Saturn, with Lieut. Com. R. J. t'arstarphan. 1 S N , In command, sailed from the yaril April !J with year I v supplies ami a working party In charge of K C. Jack for Sitka and Cordova. The Saturn will return to the navy \;<rd about May ii and will aupplle* and working materials fo. about Julv ! It Is npwtcil that the ve ?! will sail from the navy yard on a third trip to the North about (>n l he return trip to the navy yard | ind enlarged power house of rein forced ronrrete and with the com ment built power houac at Alaska water supply and transportation fa ! rllltlea are also planned for the Sltkli near Cordova, the Aret at Copper River railroad. overhaul and repair* are animal supllea. At Eyak 1 4 of the Copper River rai ter water supply (or the from the ' Improvement of the road between the At the Kodlak station. 1 orated on construction of a new double <-ottax? for the unmarried men of the (ta ttoo. Flan* are aim provided for between the at at Ion and the town of Kodlak. General overhaul and re pair* will be made at thla station. Miscellaneous repairs will be made at the Dutch Harbor atatlon and the supplies for the year delivered. Ini statlon and St. Paul, situated tn that croup government has established radio stations and at the St. George sta tion It I* planned to make extensive repair* and general overhaul. A' the St l*aul Station a new dormitory I* to be constructed and an Improve- : ment made in the water supply. En laratnjc the capacity of the plant and the yearly overhaul Is also planned for this station. Extensive plans for IU improve ment of the Ketrhlkan and Jnneau stations are also to b? rarrled out this season, but all the suppllts for these stations will be transported h> It is expected that workmen In Cities mav be obtained fo- em ent in the construction planned new and larcer single men Yearly plans for Juneau rail for the purchase of additional land and quarter* for married operators of FIRST PICNIC A number of IHniglas Inland young folks Joined In with a crowd of Ju neau you UK folk* last Sunday In a picnic to Taku K lacier on the ferry Ihui Teddy. Although tha day wan wet and chilly. It la said that wmc good picture* of the glacier wcro ao , ured. aa the boat waa able to get TREADWELL BOYS WANT GYMNASIUM The Dining Room in Club Building May be Concerted Into Place for Auiletic* department held at Ltbiir t'nlon hull l**t night was v.-n well ntended Several interesting mattera came up 'Among the moat Important wax the proportion of Thief Jack Wtlaoa that an endeavor should be made to ter wae very favorably thought of. t'hlef Wilsou Mated that there ?a* conalderable gymnasium apparatus a handball court. He waa asked to look further Into the matter. went on re<ord an favoring the prop Ah to hone racing. It waa suggested that perhaps the Juneau aporta would have iconic booe racing on their pro gram this year In the Fourth of July celebration, and If that was (ho case the department would enter a team. THE FLOATING TRAP NOT A FIXED GEAR Tory in District Court Holds That It Cannot Be so Designated According to Law n?h law* under which Alaska I* gov >ii the charge of having driven a n*h trap within six hundred yard* - drive or construct any (rap or any other fixed fishing appliane? within -ix hundred yard* laterally or within other trap or fixed fishing appll The defendants were charged with having constructed .1 driven fish trap around to actually mart construction ground that the floating trap within (inn yard* of whit h defendant* drove their trap was not such a fixed fish ing applian- ? a* was contemplated shown to have heen the first to start construction of their trap and that onable time within which to com plete thalr structure. On the second ground, the court ruled (hat it was the first ground ruled that it wac ?imply a question for the Jury wheth er or not a floating fish trap wan plated by the statute ab.">ve set forth. A. H. Zlegler. attorney for defend ants. took the position that Inas much a* the above law was paused In 19US. before floating trap* were not Intend to classify floating traps with fixed driven traps, and that therefor*, the defendants were not guilty. The Jury, after being In -frurted by tho court that it was them to decided whether or nol a floating fish trap was a fixed fish j lug appliance within the meaning of the law practically held that It was not. aud found a verdict of not guilty. This la tho first ease In Alaska where a floating fish trap has been given a definite status by our court . | -Ketchikan Chronicle, CLOSING EXERCISES OF PUBLIC SCHOOL Suiting Today, the Next Week Will Be One Round o f School Activities School days for the student* of tha Douclas schools are drawing lo a clow. Thin week will wind u|> moat Kxamlnatlona are now on In the various departments and will con tinue for a couple of days of next The Oral of the cxerclscs Inclden rlaaa Ik to b? held this afternoon In thv a.-? mbly ri<om>. This la what it known aa "elans day" and tho ela ?? coiislatinn of !j?Iria A..lto. Ar l.?lna Aalto and the Class Will by On Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock, lev. H. B. Oreynlnic. of the Method nl < hureh of Juneau. ? III deliver the baccalaureate sermon for the grad II v mn t Voluntary) and Selma Aalto Thursday evening, tn tW Congre TAG DAY SATURDAY ' . WAS BIG SUCCESS More Titan Enough Money W?s ( Baited on May Day to Fay Bal ance Due on Picture Machine the taK tlay sale Riven under th" Teacher Association to raise th raised by the sale o f the taxi. Thi-> mini was more than enough to pay what was owed on the machine. Practically everyone on the Islantt III the contest staged to mte wh< She was given a dollar. Genevieve It was erroneously dated in thl? paper last Friday that this iuk sale was being promoted by the DoiiRlur Inland Woman'* Club instead ot the Woman's Club helped materially In cause, but In this Instance they did PABTY FOE MBS. BOWEN bin farewell party staged at the evening and this was folowed by The guest of honor was presented with a beautiful lavelllere by those present as a rememberance of her Become a stockholder In the Unit ed skatea? buy w*r-*avlngn stamps. FINE PROGRAM ' The usual good program win given Wednesday evonlng by the musical Mudenta or St. Ann'* parochial school at their entertainment at the l.lbcrty theatre. There was a large crowd of apcctatora present vho thoroughly enjoyed the Interesting program. DOUGLAS WOMAN THIRTIETH WIFE Huirt, Modem Bluebeard, Had For mer Douglas Woman for One of His Wives In accounta of tb? career of J anion It Hulrt, Htvled the modern blue heard. carried In Seattle and 8*fl Kranrlaco paper*. Maude Uolden amlth. formerly of Douglaa. claim* to have been the wife of Hulrt. and by checking. It la claimed that she Is the thirtieth woman that he mar ? Mrs. Coldenmnlth. who was a widow living at Wallace. Idaho, waa married to the man of many wlvea under another name than his own. Mr*. UoldcnKmitti formerly lived In Douglaa. Her husband worked for the Tread well Company and she ut one time had charge of the Do'ig laa telephone central. The family FORMER LOCAL MAN FATALLY INJURED Qui Bolitad Meets Death by Fall at Fort Chatham While Work ing on Cannery News tiaa torn received here of tile (loath of Gu* Uolstad. a nephew nf Mr*. Henry Museth of this city, who ?d? killed by a fall at Port I 'hat hum about two week* ami. Mr. Itolstad formerly lived on Douglas Island, having hceu employed for a time by the Treadwelt Company. He moved to Petcroburg several yearn ngo. where hi* mother and sister re Sided. The Petersburg Iteport has the following to say about his death In the last Issue received here: Gus llolsfad. brother of Mrs. K. P. Itcflmg. died Wednesday evening as the result of a fractured skull re ceived lu a fall lit Port Chatham, ac ?>rdiiig to Information received by Mrs. Refling till* morning. Mrs. Hcfllng Iiur directed that the re mains be brought to Petersburg for Mr. Itolstad Is well known In Pet ersburg. having been employed at Capo Kaushaw and other placea In this vicinity. He was a carpenter by trade, about 37 year* of age. slid u native of Norway. ELECTION OF OFFICERS There will be the annual election of officers at the Ragles' lodge tonight. The officers of the orgsnliatlon are looking for a good turnout of the membership. After the meeting a little luilch will be prepared for thoae present. PASSES THROUGH tussle Secrest. a former business man of Douglas and Juneau, who has spent the past several years In Western Alaska as a drill runner for Lynch Brothers, diamond drill contractors, passed through Juneau late last week on a boat from the Westward. Mr. Secrest Is on his way to Seattle for a visit with his family. After remaining lu Seattle for u time he will go to Hyder to operate,, a drill for Lynch Brother*. SPRING IS HERE THE TIME TO TAKE THAT TONIC OR BLOOD PURIFIER After a long winter with iti accompanying lack of variety in the diet, one's system needs the benefit of a good tonic. ?A GOOD VARIETY AT? Guy's Drug Store Third and D Douglas FORESTRY SERVICE TO SELL TIMBER Portland Office Oivei Some Figure* of Interest in Alaska Pulp Industry Information hits Just been given out by the District Forester's office at I'ortland of the immediate adver lining for salo of 100.000,000 hoard feet of pulp wood In Alaska. Tbe timber to be advert laed for aale cov era 10,001) acres on Port Snettlaham and tilasa Ponlnsula, In the Ton gas* National Forest. In Southeast Alaaka. about 40 miles from Juneau. The timber la Sitka spruce, western red redar. Alaska cedar, ami weatem hemlock, all aultablo for paper pulp. Forest Kxaminer B. F. Ilelntxel man. from tho district forester's of fice In Portland, recently left for Alaaka, where he will remain all Hummer examining thla and other bodio* ol timber, and foreat officer* predict unusual timber activity In Alaska, from now on, says a Port land paper. In giving out this Information As sistant District Forester Ames em phasises the point that the Foreat Service la now, and It haa nlwayx been, extremely unxioua to sec the resources of the Alaska national for ?sta developed In every legitimate way. and especially that the natlonnl forests may piny their part in help ing relieve the present acute short age of news print paper. Mr. Amea states that there have been sold dur ing tlje past tun years 420,000,000 feet of timber from the Alaska Na Honal forests, and that It la hla be lief that (Ms proposed pulp wood sale Is simply the beginning of ex tensive timber and water develop ment In Alaska which Is sure to fol low. and In which the forest aervlce will do Its utmost to help along. According to forest service esti mates there are not less than 100, otio.ooo cords of pulp wood In the National loreata of Alaska, and for est officers aay that If this Is cut nnder proper methods that there could be an annual cut of two mil lion? cords. or enough to supply at leaat one-third of the present con sumption of pulp wood In the United ANOTHER ARTICLE ON NORTHLAND Edith Davids. Who Started Story About Girlcti North. Writet About It Again The Mny number of the Ladles' Homo Journul contains another Alas kan atory by Kit It h Davids. whose article of laat year in tho same pub lication. telling that there wan a ureal field In Alaska for lovelorn maiden* to be married to lonesome baelielora. caused the Bureau of Publicity and the Governor's office to be swamped with inqulrlea from femalex In the States who wished to wed. Embodied In the latest article li a letter from Governor Thomas I'ggs. Jr.. asking the writer to please men tlon the fact that governor la not running a matrimonial bureau. The governor also stated that on account of the flood of correspondence he would have to employ another sten ographer If It did not atop. K. J. White, chief of the Hureau of publicity, also baa an article in the tnagaiine advising lovelorn melds to come north' as hashers or some other useful occupation, get ac quainted with the country and do their own picking out. and not leave It to strangers. BETTER HURRY Aomc talk has beeh heard around here lately In favor of an excursion trip to Whltehorse again thla year similar to trips made almost every year In the years gone by. It haa been indicated that a number of peo ple from Imuglas Island would Join in on the excursion. The sentiment very generally here la that if there Is to be an excursion It should be held In May ? preferably before the 29th. On tho latter date the Yukon goes dry absolutely bono dry. MINING AND MILLING Miss Agnca Museth haa taken a position as bookkeeper In the Min ing and Milling department of the Alaska Trcadwcll Gold Mining Oom GOING TO FEED Hose Companies No. 1 and 2 of ( lie Douglas Ore department having again accumulated a slight surplus of funda. will have a meeting next Monday nlicht at the city hall. The refreshment committee haa a new line of eata staked out and it ia ex pected that the meeting wil be an Interesting one. AUNT MARY IS TO BE REJUVENATED Senior Class Flay of Douglas High School to be Given Tuesday at Liberty Theatre After clabornte preparations last ing over the paat several weeks, the play to be given by the pupils of the Douglas High School on Tues day, _ May 11, is at last ready for production. The name of the play la "The Re juvenation of Aunt aMry," and It was coached by Mr. Steele and Mlsa Thompson of the faculty of the high school. On Tuesday afternoon a matinee performance ia to be given for the special benefit of the children. A charge of twenty-flve centa will be made In the afternoon. In the even ing the show will be for. adulla only and the coat will be fifty . centa. The cast of characters will be as followa: Jack Dcnham Harold Callwas Miss Watklns (Aunt Mary) f. Laina Aalto Betty Burnett Agnes I.lvle Joshua Whittlesay Stanton Martin Luclnda Margaret Patteraon Bob Burnett (Jack's chum) Alfred Hewitt Clover (another chum) ..... George Valeaon Mitchell Arthur Nelson Mrs. Mulllnn ... Lucy Hasklns Girl Kftm Kalamazoo ..Una Crowe Eva ...... Martha 8oy Mr. Stebblns . Itangnar Kronqulst lames .... Will an) Manley The play Itaeir la aald to be most 'lniuslng, and there is little doubt but that the Liberty theatre will be crowd cd for both performances. PARENT TEACHERS HAVE MEETING Last Meeting of School Year Held i in School Auditorium Last Tuesday Evening A Joint meeting of the Douglas anil Tread well Parent-Teacher Asaocl ii lion * wai held Tuesday evening In the assembly room of the public school. Till* waa the last meeting of the school year. A largo crowd was In attendance. The biislncsntncetlng of the ssso- J latlon was held first and reports, of i he financial standing were read. I After the business meeting there I were vjrious musical numbers and lialoguos by the children of various I minis, as well as by some grown- 1 tips. Mrs. Prank I.eXoIr and Mrs. lohn Richards of Treadwoll gave < nolo*. Mrs. James Christoe gsve a iplcndtd reading from Mark Twain V violin duet by Mrs. W. E. Call III and Mins Foster of Treadwcll. was much enjoyed. L. I). Henderson, eommlsiiioner of education for Alaska, who was the main speaker of the evening, gave a i very entertaining and Instructive talk on his rorent visit to the con- I ventlon of the American Teachers I Association at Cleveland. Ohio. He told of the aims and objects of the association and of some of the things accomplished at the convention. For the Parent-Teacher Associa tion and the Douglas Island Woman's i Club, ^layor F. A. J. Gallwas pre sented 10 the school the new moving ' picture machine that has been pur chased gy those two organlxatlous. This presentation speech was res ponded to by one of acceptance by I Superintendent J. Arthur Young of ' the Douglaa public school. The new machine was given a try-out. A Ford Travelogue show ing scenes In San Francisco was shown. The machine was found to be a moat excellent one. showing a fine, celar picture on the screen, and the travelogue was much enjoyed. ? After refreshments served by the ladles, the Association adjourned to meet at the beginning of the new school year next fall. SLIGHT OPERATION ? Mrs. Frank . Pearce of Tread well lias been In St. Ann hospital for the past several days where she under went a slight operation. COUNCIL DECIDES TO RETAIN SCHOOL Meeting of Monday Night Wai an Important One, in Which Much Buiineu Was Transacted A ill i: it k the Important business transacted at the meeting of the Douglas city council on laat Monday night wai the decision to operate the Douglas High 8rhool next year, the appointment of an mwenior. letting u date for cleanup day. and the ap pointment of a fire chief. First and uioat Important of the matters to be considered waa the proposition of the Juneau city coun i II to take the Douglas High School students Into their school at a tui tion of I2.&00 for twenty students and $1 00 for each additional stu dent ; the ferry company said It would make a rate of tt.00 per mouth per child, the city to pay all <il these expenses. It was decided by the city that the , offer be declined and that the high school be conducted here next year ?s It haa been In previous years. Discussion was entered Into in re gards to cleanup day, and May IS was set as the time whenall prem ises should be put in flrst-class order and the rubbish be cleaned up. It v-as derided that something should he done about unsightly ahacks about the town. David H. Christoe was appointed as assessor for this year and was to start upon his duties as soon a pos sible. Axel Kronqvist. the Are chief, read hia report for the past year, ahowing the amount of equipment on hand and telling of the flro loss, which was slight, as only two alarms were turned in tlfe Douglas school and the Klmer E. Smith drug store. The total damage at the two fire* did not exceed 1200. Mr. Kronqvlat was retained as Are chief for another year. All the members of the council were present at the meeting, which was presided over by Mayor F. A. J. Ualwas. SHIRT WAIST DANCE The Ladies Auxiliary of the Itc bv kali lodge are to g|ve a caril parly and ablrtwalat dance it tbf E?fle hall on next Thursday evening. The mrd party vHI man at * and the ilauce at lfe.3 I'rl/ea will be given for tbe card playing, tbe dance will lie atrlrtly Informal and lunch will be nerved. The public la Invited to attend. DUE TONIOHT The 'stenmer Spokane of the Pa rifle Steamship Co. la due Iq the 'liannel at midnight tonight. The boat will be in Juneau for about iwo hour* and then will go south b> way of Sitka. Tbe Spokane if making better time t|ian was expect ed owing to the fact that no heavy freight Is being carried and no aide I rips are being made. BACK FROM TRIP Tom Ityan and William Robinson nme In from the Taku river this week. The two men have spent the winter on th?t river doing work on ionic mining claims and trapping. They say that in the Taku valley It is a backward season and that l he river opened for navigation last rucsday. LEFT FOR KUSKOKWIM Charles Horner left laat week for 'ho Kuskokwlm country, where be will have charge of some develop ment work on <iuartx claims for the Treadwell Company. Mr. Horner ? la going by way of Skagway and Dnwaon and will take with him some horses (hat he will purchase from the White Hans railway. BUYS HOUSE Hurt Loomia has purchased tbe P. H. Kox residence on Second atreet. Henry Stevens was supposed to have purchased the building, but there waa such keen competition over the purchaac that a wire sent with the money by Mr. Loomls closed the deal. ' ^ AT SKAGWAY Harry Jordan, formerly of Doug las. who baa been spending the past winter in Juneau, haa gone to 8kagway. where he baa a position on the wharf.