Newspaper Page Text
THE DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS
VOL. 22 DOUGLAS, ALASKA, -FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 1940 NO_S7 BUREAU OF MINES DISCUSSES GOLD Speaki of the Gold Premium and the XcFadden Bill and Analyze* Difficulties Thf plixhl of (he gold mining In Industry. II* riw. and the remedy, hut been the subject of much dis cussion In the past few years, but the results of *11 the ronfcrencca and debate* have nut furnished any ef fective means to relieve the gold mine* from their difficulties. Dur lag Ihe past year and at the pres ent tlm there are economic forcca at work which are affording. la a peculiar way. some long-needed compensation for the cold miners in various parti of the world, but sin gularly enough this economic read justment has not accomplished the uation br the 1'. S Bureau of Mine*, quoted In part, follows: ?"The economic force* referred to dlan. Australian and South African a free market, a premium on their adlan currency has brought l'?r 1 ada's cold mine* la the premium the Cnlted States currency received In payment exchanged for more Can ?idlan money than was formerly pro "The effect of the premium has mining activities. Although the premium Is intangible. In that ao where for a unit of gold. It provide* labor and material of home manu facture can be bought and paid for < reived for the gold, with Ihe prob would seem that the gold mines pro ducing In a country with depreel advantageotis portion. Furthermore hence decrease the proportion of the "The Mnilr Inkair of gold from I the I'nttwt Stai? has had an appr> ' clablc effect on the gold holding* oft ??rve ratio of cold holding* against deposit r below (he arbitrary mini mum eatablished by the board A in* In some quarter* that the export of (old should be prohibited an'l "Argument:* on the other han-l t re advanced to show that the pro ?nt situation la a teat of our claim an a free gold market and ability to prvpnaed to keep Its currency at ab ?olue equality with sold tnuv be Mrumcnt* of credit may nerve for In terior circulation purposes, to meet foreign obligation* they mu*t be ex changeable with gold - tfc* eaa;nce of the maintenance of the gold ex change standard Considering the rountry aa a whole. It la alio notlre ihle that the ratio of gold coin and bullion to other formi of currency, and checkable deposit* has apprecl de.rea.se In gold reaerve* and an In crease la credit demand*. "The crux of the whole maatter. however. Hew In the faith of the form* of paper money Is sufficient gold to meet the redemption of all obligation* required by bualnm* and commerce. So long aa faith Is sus tained a relatively small amount of gold i* necesaary." (Continued on page I) HOONAH PACK According to an announcement maiic yeaterd ay. the Southeastern Alaska plants of the Hoonah Pack ing Company at Hoonah and Garn on or about August 27 and the crews of the canneries leave for Belllng hani shortly afterwards. It la estimated that by closing time each of the cannerlea will have a ; pack of 45.000 cases. MORTGAGE PAID BY EAGLES LODGE Event Celebrated With Well At tended Party at Eagle Hall Tueiday Evening mor titan ? on their hall In this ?lly. Douglas Aerie No. 117, Fraternal Order of Kh*I<h ***<? a party Tues day eTeninK (or all member* of the dred people present. were Mr?. Frank Ferro, Utiles' llrat; Jamt-s ?'?<?' look first, Harold Call was second and Joseph Patteiaon. did luneb. ?onslsto'nn of many varl el tea of . uke* and sandwichcs. served Dyer's orchestra furnished uiusli and wax thoroughly enjoyed, not SUAE DID RAIN AT KETCHIKAN Rainfall Record of Fir?t City Threat ened to Be Broken When 7.10 Inche* Fell 'n 24 Hour* T. 1 4 inches of rain fell In twenty The record mav be broken today. noon for the preceding eighteen Atcordln* to oldtlni?i - Ketrhlkan ? reek haa not been flooded In Uvr floodlUK about the houses in Xlekey few hours the water rose more than flood should eontlnur to rlae. GOVERNOR S FATHER DIES Thoma* Kikk*. Sr., father of (!ov i Friday. Au?u?t 6. at lh? a*e ol Washington next Sunday en route t> hat time REDONDO WITH COAL MisKn Steamnhlp Company. arriTHl SHOCKED An earthquake shock waa felt on cjaattneau Channel last Sat ur it a ST. ANN HOSPITAL TO CLOSE DOORS Institution Long Part of Community Can No longer Fay Expenses and Will Quit Sialcr Mary HUda, superior of the that Hho wm here to wind up th? clow Its door* on account of the o care for the *l< k of th? Near-East Relief Committee Placet; Alaska's Grand Quota at $14,400 itan cities and town*. however, gavo for fund* throughout the Territory ?ng si-, rotary for the N?;ir Kant Ke^ ant. nailed July J# from Seattle hlld." Mr. Potior announced "La?i able instances where last year's lonatlons were greater than tbl* 'ear's quota. Cordova having eon 'rlbuted I1.S07 a year ago, whereas 't* quota for this year It fixed at iH'?n unsigned to Cordova for relief for one orphan; Fairbanks, 1 7 JO (or 12 orphans; Haines and Port Scw aril. $ GO (or one orphan; ldltarod. $480 (or eight orphans; Juneau. 12. (oii (or 40 orphans; Ketchikan, $1. 200 (or 20 orphans; Latouche. 1180 (or three orphans; McCarthy, 1240 (or (our orphans; Nome, $480 (or eight orphans; Petersburg, $300 (or live orphans; Ruby, $360 (or six orphans; Seward. $540 (or nine orphans; Sitka. $240 (or (our orph ans; Skagwav, $180 (or lhre? orph ans; Tanana Valley, $1,660 (or 26 orphans, and Valdes and Wrangell, $360 each Tor six orphans. Wo ex pect miscellaneous contributions to take care o ( the remainder o( Alaa GE0. B. GRIGSBY OPENS CAMPAIGN Will Make Three Speeches on the Channel Before Leaving for Interior Alaska Ueorge U. Grlgsby. delegate to Congress from Alniku .arrived In Ju neau Monday from Ketchikan, where he had opened hi* campaign for re election with u apeech on the pre vloua Friday evening. Starting with thla evening at 7:30 at Th^ne, Mr. Grlgsby will begin hla campaign on (Saatlnean Channel. Saturday evening he will apeak to the miners at the Perseverance In the dining room at dinner time, and on Tueaday evening he will addreat speak In Dotiglaa at thla time, but will make a personal vlalt. "I am making my Alaakan cam paign on the Alaska plank as con arrival In Juneau "1 belle > It la the moat comprehensive and pro ka. and If carried out will bring an ??ra of unprecedented prosperity 'to nlng the contest proceeding* instl met every charge made against hlqi and believes he haa established the legality of the majority by whleh Mr. Sulxer waa elected. Mr. Grlgabv will leave next week terlor and will visit most of Alaska MRS. BOLLINGER ILL Iter, and Mr*. K 8. Bollinger were on board the steamer Northwestern last evening en route from Valdez to Portland. Oregon. Mra. Bollinger li very III and Is being taken to Pbrt-j land for medical attention. Kev. Bollinger, who was at on< time In charge of the Congrega Valdex two years ago and has had tended to his duties as superintend nt of Congregational missions for Alaska. He had just completed ar rangements whereby he would move hark to Douglas to reopen thechureh and have charge of the Held here when the lllnesK of Mrs. Bollinger Mr. and Mr*. Bollinger were ex ceedingly popular both. In Douglas and Valdcz. and It is sincerely hoped that the illness of Mrs. Bollinger will not be aerlous and that they Become a itockholder In the frill ed State* ? buy war-?avlnpi itamp*. ICE CREAM ?sjuuLATTnmr? Try n Cool inn Drink or have on Ice Cream Sundae or one of those "SPECIALS" Guy s Drug Store Third and D Douglas DEER SEASON IS OPEN ON SUNDAY Many Will Take to the Woods to Oct Supply of Venison for Coming Winter The deer season In Southeastern Alaska opens next Sunday, August IS. and rcmalnii open until October 31, inclusive. Each pcraon I* al lowed to kill three adult male deer during the seaaon. No venison can be mild or offered for sale. and no hide*, headi, horns or hoofs can be shipped out of the Territory. Opinions seem to differ as to the number of deer In this section of Alaska this season. It Is said by some that they have multiplied con siderably since the hard winter of several year* ago __when many per ished In the deep snows, and that they arc quite plentiful on the var ious Islands. Others hold that the numbers have been kept down by the ravugfN of wolves from the main land that are said to have followed 'ho deer to the various Islands and slaughtered them. The fact Is that there Is a park of about fifty wolves on the north end of Douglas Island. Andrew lirown. the Klsh creek rancher, has seen several of them, and their howls last winter kept him from sleeping. At the present time the wolves are 'iear the tops of the hills killing young game, hut the snow drives them to the flats where they kill deer. Without a doubt this pack of nolves has crossed from the main land on the Qustineau Channel bar. There I* a bounty of SIS on wolves and their hides' are worth about $15 more, and hunters this winter might tlnd It profitable to visit the north end of the Island In ?earch of them. If It is a fad that wolves are In such numbers on Doug las Island, what deer are left will be exceedingly wary and hard to get, is they will have been chased by the wolves until they ?re frightened to Several parties are being formed here to take Advantage of the com ing season, nnd Saturday night and Sunday will sec many Douglas 1*1 inder* In the wood* on the Yarlou* (?lands to get their supply of deer meat for the coming winter. STORE BUILDING BEING TORN DOWN The P. H. Fox Building on Second And D Streets Will Be Shipped to Ketchikan Hullt about sixteen yean ago. anil at (hat time and. at III the moat mod ern store building on Douglas Island, iho P. H. Kox store. on the corner of Sc. mill mill l> streets. I* now being torn down for shipment to Ketchi kan for re-erectlon there. The building was erected under the direction of P. H. Fox to take the place of his first store building a little farther up Second street which had been occupied by l)lm since the o?rlv 'SO'*. The mw building; *u constructed to houae a modern do imrtmonl store and served as surh until two year* ago. The front pari of the building was the drvgoods and men's furnishing* departments, the rear waa the grocery department and the aerond floor honsetl furni ture and carpots. A baacment waa used for atorago anil for a furnace room. The dimensions of the build ing ore about .10x100 feet. It hat been known for some time that the building waa for aale. a? the owner, P. H. Fox. la now estab Halted In bualneaa nt Aberdeen. Wash. Glen Carrington, a traveling salca man, purchaaed It and recently re sold It to l)lck Harris, a Ketchikan business man. Workmen are now tearing It down anil the material. 1 consisting not only of ul.nber but of many plqje glass windows nnil a complete heating system, will he nhlppeil to Ketrhlkan and re-asscm hled there. GONE TO SPEEL RIVER Jack Kearney, John B. Laughlin and Plo Martini left late last week for Speel River, where they will be employed by the Alaska Pulp and Paper Company, TOURIST Among the tourists on hoard the steamship Spokane, which was In port last Saturday, was Mrs. Thomas H. Incc. wife of the famous motion picture producer. Mrs. Ince was ac companied on the Alaska cruise by Mer two sons, William and Thomas. SURPRISE PARTY Stanton Martin waa wry agree ably aurprlaed Monday evening at the home of hla parent*. Mr. and Mra. J. W. Martin, on Second Mr oft. by a number of frlcnda who dropped In to celebrate hla fifteenth birth day. Refreahmunta and garnea made an enjoyable evening. POWER TRAMMING FOR WASTE ROCK New Syitem for Handling Wa?te at Alaika Juneau Supersede! Twenty Men David Crowe, formerly holat man at the Mexican mine, la again on a holat that la familiar to him. Ho I* which la now bong uaed aa a tram minx engine to take care of waate operating the old Mexican holat, rock from the Alaaka Juneau mill to the dumping ground of the com pany on Oaatlneau Channel helow the Alaaka Juneau millalte. The rock cornea from the mill on an endlewi hell, the quartz having' been prevloualy picked out by aort era. After leaving the belt the rock la dropped to the aide hill near the mill and rolla down Into the waate bin, from which It la loaded Into cara. The cart are of three and a half tona rapacity and at the preaent time conalat of two Iraina of four ' cara each. One train la going down hill while the other la coming up. After getting alarted the weight of Ihe loaded train going down hill turna the engine over and pulls the 1 empty train up. The cara are of the aide-dumping variety and arc aelf- ' dumping aa they paaa over a tipple. ' It la the plan to add more cara to ' each train ao aa to be able to take ' rare of all the wasto rock by work ing one ahift. Thla ayatem of hand- 1 ling ihe waate rock auperaedea the 1 hand ayatem that baa prevloualy been uaed by the company, aa high aa 30 1 men having been engaged in dump- ' Ing the waate on the hlllaide. COL. W. B. GREELY INDORSES PROJECT) After Visit to Fint Alaika Pulp Mill Site It Enthuiiaitic in Praisei rot. W. B. Oreely, Chief Forester I vf the United States. accompanied by George H. Cecil, District Forester of the North Paclflc district, Charlea H. Klory, rhlof of the Alaskan For eatry service, and acveral other of ficial*. visited the work bring ilone at Speel river by the Alnaka Pulp & Paper Company late laat week while ??nrpute to Juneau on the foreatry boat Talin. They were guided over the working* by General Manager K. P. Kennedy. Colonel tireely and party made a thorough examination of the work of thin, the flrat Alaaka pulp mill, and all were enthusiastic over the showing that haa already been made by the company. It li only 60 days alnce the permit waa granted to the company to atart work, and Colonel Creely, who laaued the permit, aaw n wharf already conatructed. build ing* erected, a pipe line In courae of Inatallatton. a aaw mill operating nnd many other thlnga accomplished Colonel Groeiy in no uncertain tcrma endorsed the work that wa* being done not only on the present contemplated plant but on the plana for bigger thing* that are being formulr.teO by tho company for next Mcaaon. In an Interview given out by Col. Greely in Juneau upon Ilia arrival there Monday, he aald that the na tional foreata of Alaaka can furnish timber for making 2,000,00(1 tons of paper annually, .without depletion. Thla la about half tho preaent con sumption of the United State*. The foreatry head also aald that it would he the object of his de partment In their road work to try not only to develop roads for com mercial purposes but aa scenic high I ways. He pronounced the Juneau Auk Rav road one of the great -tcenlc highways of the United State* ind said the name of the road would | be changed to Olarler Highway. The Tahn, hearing the dlatingulah d party, left Tuesday morning for the North, where a visit will be paid to Ragle river, the terminal of the Glacier Highway. Haines and Sitka are alao to bo vlaltcd and from there the party wll Igo south. VISITED JUNEAU Mrs. John Henson. Sr., visited for -everal days this week In Juneau at i he home of Mrs. Jame* MeKanna nnd children. FISHING COMPANY MAY LOCATE HERE H. H. Snow and Surveyor Dudley Investigating Waterfront for Cold Storage Plant There In a possibility that Douglaa may have a lame rold (forage plant If plana of H. H. Snow materialise. Mr. Snow for the past several montha haa been In Juneau Investigating that place with the Idea of Int crest - 1 11 K Eastern capital In putting In a big colli storage plant there. He has had J. W. Dudley, civil engineer, en gaged for several weeks In making a thorough survey of the Juneau wat erfront. Waterfront property in Ju neau is being held at a very high figure. The middle of this week Mr. Snow transferred his activities to Doug las and Is now working on this side of the Channel with his engineer. A complete survey of the waterfront will be made and maps drawn and titles looked into with a view of ac quiring a alte. Three different loea tiona are under conalderatlon ? the city doek, the ferry dork and a alte extending out from where the old row barns formerly were located. Mr. Know is seeking the good will of the people of Douglas Island In hia venture. He will expect that ihey will cooperate with him In any move that he might make In gelling waterfront property. Klther one of [he sites (hat have bei-B Investigated Is Ideal for any cold storage propo rtion that might be under conalder ? tion. N'ot only Is there ample room in the waterfront for the conatrac lion of a plant of grcal sixe, but Douglas has civic feature*? auch as plenty of houses for workmen, good ichools and plenty of water ? that nould naturally appeal to a com pany planning to go Into the cold ?torage business. The waterfront ? lao presents a alte that could he de reloped Into splendid place for the keeping of boata and for building ind repair. Mr. Snow has spent almost a year in Investigating the fish Industry In Southeastern Alaska. He has visited I'rlnce Rupert and Ketchikan. He mows to what extent the fisheries >f the section can he developed and cnows what fish Is being handled at he present time. The company that he Is planning o interest In the coM aiorage plant s an Kastern one. It la said to be ine of the largest (Islilng corpora inns In the United State* and It has n the past confined all Its activities o the Atlantic coaat. hnt Is seeking in opening on the Pacific. The com >any. by a system of distribution of Is own. Iiss an unlimited outlet for ill the fish It can secure and hat re cently taken a contract to aupply nany millions of pounds to an Euro ican country. After having gathered all Ihe lata that he can get. It Is Mr. Snow's plan to go hack to Boston to present Ills proposition to the directors of the company. If they think favor iihly of the idea, thj city on the I'hannel that gives the beet terms will gel the plant. LEAVING ALASKA Owing to the illnes* of Mri. Gum, Krcd Glus for * number of yean ? business man of this city, ha* sold his bun I n m* Interests to Mike Pusich ? ml will leave anon to Join hla family on a farm near Seattle. Mr. Guis hna 1 1 ve?l In Alaxka for almoat twen ty year*, much of the time being en KiiReil a* a contractor In the various mines, lie wa* known aa one of the greatest of hand drillers In the early days when considerable hand drill ing was being dona In this vicinity, and later made a record at contract ing wfth machine drills. Having owned a farm In the Pu get sound country for a number of year*. Mr. Glus will either locate on that place or lease another some where In that vicinity and will in the future reside there. Mrs. Glus haa undergone' several operations prior to and aince leaving Douglas and her health Is such that she can not return North. TAXES COMING Tai money for Douglas City prop erty has started to roll Into the of fice of city Clerk and Tax Collector L. W. Kllburn. The taxes are now duo and payable and a rebate of 10 per cent can be secured if they are paid before the date of delinquency, Sept. 10. If they are not paid by that time a penalty of 15 per cent Is assessed. Job Printing at the Nowo office.