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THE DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS
VOL 23 DOUGLAS, ALASKA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 1921 NOT TEAM RETURNS FROM WRANGELL Baiketball Players Come Home on Steamer Latouche. After Merry Time is South After hairing bcca at Wrangell alar* fhrmtmaa day. the Douglaa High School basketball team return Mi here on the (ral(btcr Utoui'lu on the afternoon of New Year'a day. There was quite a crowd of frlenda on the wharf to welcome them after their very successful trip, on which they played two kjuvh and won them They secured passage on the La tum he through the rourteay of Colin M Ulaln, formerly of thla city, who la now purser on the big freighter. the officer* cave up their rooms to the boya and In every way made everything very homelike for them. A' ting i steward on the vi-sacl. Mr. line oe the trip north. All of them have many good words for the ship want to coma home when the I -a willing to atay over In the city la Ihrv bml the tint's of their live# and basketball and had a jcuod tim;. Ibc X. Grant ... J. Coulter and their ?irennth and speed was apparent It once. The home team but there ? ait an air ol tense cx tuam work or the visitor* was ex ftr^t half. Wranxell doubled their e?en better than that, and the vic tor) .'nod 38 to t!. Osborn wan ? Continued on Pace 4) BASKETBALL TONIGHT Practically all of the pupils of th Douglas public school will go to Ju mill tonight to wltneaa the last tw k' a moii of basketball of ? schedule Mtrlva of four between the girls' an boys' tt-ama of the Juneau and 1X>uk la* High Schools. The games arc ti start at 7:30 o'clock tonight. Aa the aerie* now stand th Douglas boya have won all thro games played? two of them on thel own floor aud one In Juuoau. Tin game in Juneau was won by thi narrow margin of one Held haske i nd was a very evenly matched af fair. Of the three games played be I ween the girls' teams, Juneau hai won two. one In Douglas and om In Juneau. The last game, whlct waa played on the Douglas floor was won by the local team. Two of the moat Interest In* games of the season are looked foi NEW OFFICERS FOR ODD FELLOWS Encampment and Odd Fellows' In stallation Ceremonies Bring Ont Crowds This week has witnessed two In Aurora Kncampmcnt Installed of very enjoyable. Wednesday evening John ti. John Encampment Junior Warden Maim Uiki-n Simon Kosholm Guard of the Tent Olaf Swan on Noble Granil Gust Lundell i'ait Grand PULITZER MISSING tcrday (hat the roast guard vessel Snohomish would leave fort Angeles. what would ordinarily be a three It la known that exceedingly stormy weather waa on In the vl Klne. She has no power to buck ?tortus and the belief la expressed that the craft is anchored In one of the numerous small bays that dot VISITS FRIENDS Colin M. Main. former wharflnm-r at the IHiiikIus city wharf, was visit i 11 K In DoukIom and other places on the Channel late last week and earl; .Mr. Blaln aaya that his father-In !.iw. have Ruiutell. former black ?-ralth at Treadwell. now ha* a ?mal Main also reports that Mlaa Kuanell who waa quite III. has now entlrel; recovered and is enjoying the best o health. Job Printing at the Nowa office. MIDE SPEAKS ON GOVERNORSHIP Endorses George C. Hazelet of Cor dova to Succeed Governor Thomas Kiggs. Jr. i> Tho sphinx has Npokon. and Terrl r torlal Committeeman John C. Mc s Urlde on Wednesday announced that ? ho was endorsing without reserva t lion George C. Haxelct of Cordova ? for the position of governor of Alas - ka. Kurther than that, Mr. McDrlde > stated thqt he would do everything > In his powvr to help Mr. Hazolet so l cure the appointment. > Mr. McBrlde. In making tho an nouncement. said that since the elec I Hon he had glveu the matter due ' consideration and bad consulted with various divisional chairmen, who. he said, were a unit In endors also stated that ho had Interviewed 1'ijc Mr. HazcleC* candidacy. He i other Hcpubllcan leaders on the matter. He gave It as his opinion that tho appointment of governor would be one of the first made, as Governor Kiggs Intended to hand In his resignation on March 4. George C. Hazelet Is one .of the pioneers of Prince William Sound, having landed there before there was any town of Valdez. He was for many years a miner and prosper tor. He has made hlu home at vari ous cities in Western Alaska ever ilnce and Is said to have a large pcr He was elected delegate from Alaa THE JUDGE WILL MAKE BIG FIGHT Former Delegate to Congress, Him self an Aspirant for Governor ship, Speaks Out times delegate to Congress. aspirant polntment of George C. Mazelct as governor of Alaska and In an Inter view given to the Juneau Kmplre yesterday has the following to say "Mr. McBride's endorsement of Mr. Ilazeict, of Cordova, for Oover he could do. Ilaxelet and Itonohor elected MeBrlde as National Coin by appointing Ueogle, Haxclot, Mar ?iuam and MeBrlde then endorted for Judge and later Hazelet and Marquam will endorse MeBrlde ? great natural resources on the public trol or the government of Alaska, agents and servants as Governor and In the Territory? Shall Hazelet and , Marquam be permlted arbitrarily to name the Judges and other court officials In the Third and Fourth Divisions where the Alaska Syndi ? ate has its Kcunccott and Latouchc copper mines, its Copper Kiver am! Northwestern Itailroad. its Alaska steamship Company's headquarters. Its dominating 5?>-year government lease of the most valuable parts of the Bering Kiver coal fields, its Ka talla oil monopoly, and transporta tion control over the government railroad and naval coal mines? Mr. MeBrlde thinks that he will, but I 1 think be will not. "Mr. McBrlde declares In his en ' doreement of Mr. Hazclet, In yea 1 lerday's Empire, that ho would do everything In hi* power to help Mr. Iluzelet secure the appointment, and I now declare that I will do every 1 thing In my power to warn Preal aituatton. and everything possible to , defeat the appointment of Hazclet >- and every other man endorsed by r the Alaska Syndicate combination. I In that contest I ask the assist ance of all Alaskans who want a square deal In Alaska, free from the domination of the Alaska Syndi cate and Its bipartisan political or ganisation. I "Thli situation presents to Presi dent Harding, even before he has taken his oath of office, the same problems that beset President Taft In 1910. The Alaska Syndicate's attempt to control the great naturel resources of Alaskn In 191U destroy ed the Taft administration, severed the bonds of friendship between President Taft and Colonel Roose velt. split the Republican party into two great factions, which destroyed each other in 1 9 1 S. elected Presi dent Wilson, and defeated Hughes for President In 1916. "Will President Harding begin his administration where President Taft left off, and appoint the Cor dova agent of the Alaska Syndicate, wltb his Keystone Cauyon record, as governor of Alaska, and turn the government of Alaska over to It bodily?" PARENT^ TEACHERS MONDAY NIGHT Fine Program Arranged for the Regular Meeting Next Week An unsually Interesting program has been arrangod for the January meeting of tbe , Douglas Parent Teacher Association that Is to be held In the assembly room of the pub lic school building next Monday evening. The features will be musi cal numbers and addresses by Terri torial Superintendent of Kducatlon L. D. Henderson and J. H. Long A lunch will will be served by the domestic science department at the cloae of tbe meeting. The program In full follows: Selection. . High School Orchestra Piano solo. Minuet In E Minor Solo, "Happy Days".. Miss 8tnnsflcld (Violin obllgato. J. A. Nichols) Address L. D. Henderson Duet. "Nearest and Dearest"... Miss Stansllcld and Mrs. Naud Music . High School Orchestra High 8chool Orchestra CARD PARTY To provide fundi for the support of the Douglas High School orchea tra. the Douglas Inland Woman's Club will glvo a public card party next Wednesday evening at the Kaglcs hall. Progressive whist will be played, and the ladlea ore asking that everyone possible attend to spend an onjoyable evening and help out this worthy fund. The club met on Wednesday even ing at the home of Mrs. J. R. I?ang seth. There was an unusually Rood attendance present and the meeting was said to have been highly en joyable. Refreshments were served by the hostess. " VASA INSTALLS The Order Qf Vasa Installed of ficers last night at their meeting place at the Kagle hull In this city. There was a full attendance of the The officer* for this year will be: Olaf Swanson .. President Gust Nelson Perry Seaberg Chaplain Krnest Berggren Financial Secretary Gust Nelson Recording Secretary John Q. Johnson .... John Runquist . Joe Halver Warden Happy New Year Best Wishes for 1921 I Guy s Drug Store <3UY L. SMITH. Prop. 3d and D St. Douglas. Alaska BUREAU SCHOOLS TO BE ABOLISHED Where There Are Territorial Schooli Native Children Will Be , With White* That the bureau of education will illscontlnue operating school* for na tive rhililron In those parts of Alas ka whore thore are Territorial ? anil Nelson schools, Is the statement lade early this week by ('.?Tea W. llawktMworth, superintendent for Hie bureau In Southeastern Alaska. This statement followed the an uouncoment made by Mr. Ilawkes worth to the school board at Wran ,ell that this would be last yoar the school for natives would be op ' rated there. The policy of tho bureau In the 1 ruturo will, according to Mr. llawkeaworth, be to have tho native | children attend tho schools with the white children, if the parents of the former have severed their tribal re lations and are lax payers and If the I children come from sanitary homes. This assimilation of the native chil dren, according to Mr. Hawkeaworth. will go a long ways towards solving the native problem In Alaska and is, according to him, the tblng most de sired by the natlven themselves. Ho does not think that the change w'il Icome all In one year but that It will come gradually and that in the ? 'jurso of a fow years the bureau v II be able to confine Its activities to those outlying places where there are no territorial schools. Ho .thinks (hat the fault found with the native children on account of Irregularity | of attenduueo can be remedied by a | sharp enforcement of the Territorial compulsory educational law. He also believes that examinations of the homes of the native children should be made frequently by a health officer. will art uk a lover (o compel the fed eral government to furnlih funds with which to help support the Ter ritorial school* U alw) an opinion of Mr. Hawkeaworth's. Differing sharply with Mr, llawkeaworth on hi* aland In the matter of non-segregation of tht children of the Territory. L. D. Hen denrson, commissioner of education for Alaska, him made the statement that in hla opinion tho time la not yet ripe for tho assimilation of the Indiana and that it wll take aeveral general Ion* more before they have arrived at a plane of culture that will Justify them meeting tho white children on an equal footing In the school*. He ?uya that heredltery tcndenclea of tho native* In mo?t caacs would not permit them to at tend with tho regularity of white children and that poor sanitation in the home of the native* and the con tagiou* dlaeaae* they are heir to would make them a detriment to the white children. Ho alio *ald that the abolishment of the bureau school* In Incorporated town* would not necessarily mean that the school* would be thrown wide open to tho native*. If the bu reau closed It* Rchool* and It wijp proven that the municipalities were found to be responsible for the edu cation of the natives of the town who were tax payer*, ono solution of the matter, according to Mr. Hen derson. would be the maintaining of Territorial school* In tho town* for native* alone. Summing up th? matter, lie Raid: ! "The quest ion In my mind Is not of rare, hut as whether or not the na tives can conform to the necessary itandards. The determining fac <ora In any solution of the problem ihould be the highest good of the greatest number. From this stand point. segregation of the white race teems necesary." Governor Thomaa Rlggs has stated that while in the course of time the unlive children of Alaska may be admitted to the Territorial schools <in an oqual footing with white chil dren. he Is convinced that they arc not as yet ready for such a step. As for the legal aspcct of the mut ter. (iov. Klggs said: "In putting the policy of the bu reau into operation It will largely rest with the local school boards as to the substitution of Territorial schools for those maintained hy^he bureau of education. If the school boards do not desire tho Intermixing of whites with nmtlvcs and mixed hloods In the schools they have the authority to prevent It." Tho governor then quoted the rase of Davis va. Sitka as a point of law where Judge R. A. Gunnison de cided that the school board at Sitka could prevent a child of mixed blood from attending tho achool. TAX COLLECTIONS That more than 18,000 persons In Alaska paid a poll lax In 1920 li (ho statement mada tbla week by Walatoln 0. Smltb, Territorial treaa urcr. The poll tax collectlona, ac cording to Mr. Smith, up until the cloao of business on December 31, were slightly more than 190,300. This la conalderable In excea? of the poll tax money collected In 1919. when it amounted to 186. 000. Something like 120,000 la being withheld from tho Territory whllo the validity of the law la being tinted. The law haa been upheld In the district court and the circuit court of appeals and Is now pending In the supreme court. liy divisions tho poll tax collec tions were: Klrst division, $32,000; Second division, 13,600; Third di vision, 150,600; Fourth division, 14,200. TWO ARE DEAD FROM EXPOSURE Leslie Williams Falls Off Cliff When in Weak State and Herb Scott Dies in Snow I.esllo Williams, 17-year-old aon .if city ooaadlnui k. j. wniiams at Ketchikan, and Herb Scott, aged <0. asalatant keeper of the Mary laland light near Ketchikan, arc dead from being lost In a blinding snow storm while out hunting on tho Island the middle of last week. Hoy Chapman, the third member of tho party, la Htlll quite alck from exposure. The three went hunting on Mary Island. They were out all of Wed- 1 uosday night and the following day nnd bad completely lost their bear ings. Scott waa unable to proceed ?ny farther, so, leaving Williams to ?ratch him. Chapman, who la a high Hckool boy, went in search of help, lie wandered around for twenty-one hours and finally reached the llght liouae more dead than allvo. Lighthouse attendants raised the ilistretis signal and twenty-four hours later the halibut achooner Washing ton came along and brought the news to Ketchikan. Searching parties started out from there Sunday morn ing and late that day came upon the Williams body at the foot of a cliff that he had stumbled over. Early i he next day Scott's body was found near by with Indications that he had died from mid nnd exposure. TREADWELL WINS Tho Trcadwoll bowling loam in creased It* lend In tho present bowl ing tournnmont by defeating the Eagles by a margin of 410 plm Wed nesday evening. The totals were Tread well 2394. Eagles. 1984. Ter lovich had high wore with 196. while Gavrll had high average with 177. Tho aeore folowa: THEADWELL. Terxovlch .... 163 195 160 ?608 Manning .... 121 156 157 ? 484 Graven 151 130 . 140 ?421 Danlelaon .... 182 167 161 ? 500 i Gavrll 190 194 147 ? 531 ! Total Caya Grig* Oakea Kenstor Wlltancn 807 842 EAGI.ES 112 113 106 147 136 113 161 146 746?2394 164 ?502 118 ? S4S 114 ? J?7 119 ?367 108 ?406 1?1984 Total 679 682 623 NOW IN SEATTLE Mrs. Guatav Grundlcr, accom panlcd by her two daughters. Mlsa Krelda and Mrs. M. V. Chrlstman. are now In Seattle, having arrived recently from California. Mrs. Grundlcr left hero for San Francisco on account of the Illness of Miss Krelda and was accompanied south from Seattle by Mrs. Chrlstman. Miss Frclda was found to be much improved In health. SMOKER POSTPONED The American Legion amoker, scheduled to be given In Juneau on the night of January 14, ha? been postponed until some date In Febru ary. The reason (or the postpone ment is given that some of the men ( ould not get into condition In auch short time and that there was some difficulty In matching the various men. Several boys from the Island wore to appear. TANK FULL To roplace some water lost by leakage, tho salt water Ore tank on the hill back of Douglas was tilled to ' day by the big fire pump on Front j street. PAPER CONCERNS MAKE INQUIRIES Will Come North in the Spring to Make Investigation! for Themselves That good thin rh are In store for Alaiika during the coming spring In pulp and paper manufacturing de velopment la evident from a tele gram received several daya ago by the forestry office at Ketchikan, In which It waa said that three bin out fits are preparing to make their pre liminary surveys during the coming spring. The details of tho telegrams ] or the plans have not been given out lor publication by the forest office, tiut Charles H. Klory. In chargo or , 'he Alaska forestry service, admitted ihla morning that he had received ! ueh Information. Should these three outfits proceed to build, or even If ono them carries out the plans, It will mean a great deal of employment and the con stant disbursement of large sums of money. It is reported unofficially that ono of the companies figuring on estab lishing a paper plant is a large church publishing house In the cast which expects to make all of its pa per in Alaska. If this concern should go ahead it Is understood that It would put up a tremendous plant which would give employment to hundreda of men. At all events, tho telegrams re ceived by the forestry office Indi cates much Interest In the possibili ties of pulp and paper manufactur ing In the Ketchikan district which is sure to lead to results In the near future. ? Ketchikan Chronicle. CHRISTMAS DAY Today is Christmas Day, according to the Greek calendar and the men of thut faith living In this vicinity are not working but are celebrating. Owing to the few people here who belong to the church now, no serv Icoa ore being held in I ha local Serb Ian church, but there are services In the Greek church In Juneau. At one time there were over a thousand persons on Douglaa Isl and who celebrated January 7 aa their Christmas. but owing to the closing of the mine* and the fact that many of the men went back to the European war, there are hardly half a dozen of them left. OPERATON SUCCESS Miss Trine Museth was sticreas fully operated on for appendicitis this morning by Dr. H. C. DeVlghne at St. Ann hospital, Juneau. Al though the- trouble had reached an acute stage, It Is do-lared that the young lady will make a good recov ery, Miss Museth entered the hos pital several days ago. after having been 111 at her home for aome time. I HOME SOON Sergt. Harry W. Irvine of the lo cal cable office experts Mrs. Irvine and the children to be at Seattle by January 13 and they will take the first available boat north from that port aftsr that date. They have been visiting relatives In Ohio and Kentucky for the past several months. DIED LAST NIGHT Mr*. William Donovan. a former resident of Douglas. died last night at her home on Third street In Ju neau of hemorrhage of the lungs. Funeral arrangements will be made upon . hearing from Mrs. Donovan'* relatives In the south. STEAMBOAT TOMORROW The steamer City of Seattle Is due hero at noon tomorrow and after re maining on the Channel for sereral hours discharging freight is sched uled to sail directly south from Ju neau. not touching at Sitka. IS IMPROVING Anton Nelson of Thane, formerly 1 a resident of Douglas Island, has re turned to his home, arter having been In St. Ann hospital. Juneau, for several days with lead polson ! ing. VISITOR Mrs. Mildred Casey of the Perse verance has been visiting with her brother. Carl H. Erlckson. and fam ily of this city for the past several days.