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THE DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS
DOUGLAS, ALASKA, FRIDAY, MARCH 11,1921 NO i?; LEGISLATURE IS NOW IN SESSION Monday Was the First Day of th< Convening of the Fifth Bi ennial Alaska Houses The fifth biennial Territorial l*n ?..? *tartcal organisation was com pleted with Senator John Sundbark u president of the wnatc and An kotno. T. M. Heed waa made wre ury of the senate and J. P. Daly ?tenth ?f Keprwntatlre K. W. Bur Kvue SJeLauRhlin. MHa Lola Priro. Tuesday _ >? tat ton ami Transportation. In Mr. Collins, chairman. | .Mr l'-|<*. ? halroian. Miwi. Ilea* In I House on Tuesday there Foovlil be read at a Joint meetln* of ItratUm from the lloitae that It was organised and ready (or business. of a communication from OoTrrnor KIkks notifying them that he would deliver his message at a Joint ses sion Id the afternoon; a doxen model hi I la proposed by Attorney Oeneral John Kustgard were also read. HOME AGAIN Mrs. Robert K. Coughlln, who hai been spending the past winter ai Tenakee. returned early thla weel from that place and has taken ui her i\-Hlen<e here to remain. Ten akee. accord In* to Mrs. Coughlln has been a deeldedly lively plac< during the winter, with all th< dwelling house* (Hied with vlsitori and many activities of a social na ture going on. LECTURE GIVEN BY U. OF W. STUDENTS Seattle Chamber of Commerce -En , tertainrd by Members of Sourdough Clnb Members of the Alaska llureau of the Seattle Chamber of Commerce, treated to a description of a trip was rcnedered by the guests, the \ personally conducted lecture tour quests were taken through the tor Juneau. Douglas and Sltk& deliver party at Nenana In charge of Oscar spirit of the North. FEW CANNERIES TO BE OPERATED Poor Swon Predicted in South eastern Alaska by Head of Hoonali Packing Co. A. E. Lucy and family, relatives of VISITS OLD SCENES Senator Thomas C. Price of An ? horaxf. accompanied by Mrs. Price and daughter. Lois, visited in nouic Channel. WITH PIPE GANG Hubert Vandcn Wyer went to work this week with the pipe gang in the Thane mill of the Alaska Ga? Mneau Mining Company. BIO FIELD MEET PLANNED APRIL I To Be Held in Natatorium Hall. With Competitor* From All t Points on Channel Arrangements hare been com pleted (or an Imloor Held meet to be held in (lie Douglas Natatorium on Kriday evening, April 1st. to be par ticipated In by scholar* of the varl 1 ous grammar and high schools on the Channel and whatever adulta (hat may wish to enter. The meeting to porfeet arrange ments was held Sunday afternoon at the office of P. R. llradley of Tread well .and won attended by Mr. Ilrad ley. A. B. Phillips. In charge of ath letics of the Juneau school; G. C. Mitchell, superintendent of schools at lHiuglas; T. U. MacDonald. H. L. Rowley of Treadwell and others. All present wero In favor of the proposl lion and were certain that have the various schools and organi sations compete as units, and team and individual prizes consisting of ribbons ar^ to be given. eveuts. and those contemplating Juneau, or Tom MacDonald. Tread The following is a tentative pro Grainar School Events High School Senior Events 20-Yard Dash. S 80- Yard Kelav Hare (4 uivn). Running Hrood Jump. American Legion sun-Yard Relay Kare. Special Events ilaskutball Throwing Contest. Volley Hall Game. Roller Skate Pursuit Raec. FAMILY BACK net-ke. accompanied by tlielr two 1 home at Tread well, after several fter the middle of th- m*<ith for , Nixon's Fork on llie Kuskokwlm ( of the development of some quarts , mine* for the Alaska Treadwsll and allied companies. Mrs. Werneeke LAST PARTY bekah Auxiliary will give the Inst of the aerie- of eard parties for the benefit of tho Armenlun orphan*. On series will be determlne<l. Tho party TEACHERS MOVE Mis* Elizabeth Thompson, who with Miss Wlnuifred Kalrman ha* been oceupylng the Werneeke home at Tread well, has moved to apart menta with Mr. and Mrs. James Christoe of this elty. Miss Fair man Is occ.vplng apartments In the Tread well sehool building. Miss Thompson Is an Instruetor in the Hiuglas High Sehool and Miss Fair man teacben at Treadwoll. FIRE MEETING Tho regu'nr meeting of Hose Com panies 1 and -2 of the Douglas Fire Department will be held next Mon day evening. TOURISTS COMING According to E. Q. McMlcken passenger traffic manager of tbi Admiral Line, Indications point t< Alaska enjoying thli year onu of thi beat tourist seasons In her history This evidenced by the unuiual mini bcr of inquiries bciiiK received b> tlu> Admiral Line from all parts ol the country requesting detailed In formation relallvo to the company'i Alaska summer excursion*. The Admiral Line Is arranging tc feature a weekly sailing from Seat tle to Southeastern Alaska points, leaving Seattle evory Saturday, which should simplify the matter of promulgating their sailing schedule to the public and Eastern tourist agents. MONDAY PROGRAM BE OF INTEREST Parent-Teacher Association Hai Se cured Many Feature* for Next Monthly Meeting An interesting aud varied pro gram Is to be given at tho next meet ing of the Douglas Parent-Teacher Association at the assembly room of the Douglas public school next Mon day evening, to consist of several good talks, recitations and Instru mental numbers. .The complote program will be as follows: . School Orchestra I'lano Duet .. . Elizabeth and Mamie Keusi High School pupils Talk. "School Methods of Sixty Years Ago aud Now".. .. John Honson, Sr. Violin Trio Recitation .. ..... Tom Caahen .... Miss StansAeld (With violin obllgato and piano accompaniment by Mr. Nich ols and Miss Cleary.) Myrna Bland Address ... L 11. Henderson t Commissioner of Education ... School Orchestra ANOTHER SMOKER Another smoker loom* In the of ring, with ?Joe Collier, who boxed I .co lliglcy recently, matched against DeArmond. the Fort Seyurd bat tler. as headllners for the American Legion at the A U. hall, Juneau, on The Legion, which has already l>ut on several successful boxing en Mntrhmaker Jack Wilson, maklnn lrrangcni'eiits (or several other (tool M>uts with some of the men seen n action at the Elks smoker of last 11011th matched. NEW TEACHER HERE ilty of Washington, arrived here yesterday on the City of Seattle to :akc the place of Instructor In tho >>ouglnx High School made vacant ly the resignation of Miss Theresa Itocve. TRAINING will be begun by the Douglas High mil grammar school students for! the indoor meet that Is to be held ai the Douglas N'atatorlum on Friday evening. April 1. The young folks of the Island ha<! > skating party at the Douglas Nat itorlum on Wednesday evening. WE SELL Fresh Milk and Cream Ferry Ticket! Steamship Ticket* Cut Flowers Potted Plants Electric Light Globes Ice Cream and Candy Magazines and Newspapers Fountain Pens Stationery Fiction and other books Cameras and Films In addition to the best tines of merchandise regularly car lied in any first-class drug store. Guy's Drug Store GUY L. SMITH, Prop. 3d and D St. Douglas, Alaska ALASKA FARMS ; ON THE INCREASE Last Ccnsui Figure? Just Release*! Show 364 Farms With 90,652 Acres in Them i That tho Territory of Alaska ii rapidly liriomlng a country of farmi > h proven by the report of the con sub of f920, Just released for publl , ration, which shows that tho num ber of farms In tho Territory wa? 364. as compared with 222 In 1!U0. Tho land In farms amounted to SO, 652 acres In 1920 and 42,644 acres In 1910, and of the total acreage 8.3 was Improved land, both In 1920 and In 1910. The value of all farm property In creased during the decado from $1, 076.703 to 11.808.641, or 68 per cent. The average value of farm property per farm was $4,969 In 1920, as compared with $4,850 In Of the 364 farms In Alaska. 230 reported live stock In 1920. Horses were reported by 183 farms, cattle by 67. swine l>>- 56. dogs (work an imals) by 74 and foxes by 22. The value reported for horses was $80, 520; for cattle. $91,696; for swine, $13,810; for dogs, $9,510; and for foxes $219,353. The total production of milk In 1919 wus 104,002 gallons as com pared with 66,386 gallons In 1909. The value of dairy products, exclud ing homo use of milk and cream, was $47,945 In 1919; or eggs, *17,092; and of chickens raised, $15,626. Of domestic animals not on farms, the moro important classes reported were as follows: Horses, 1.063 In 1920. as compared, with 2,106 In 1910; cattle, 445 In 1920 and 356 In 1910; dogs (work animals), 17. foxes. 1,190 In 1920 and 180 In 1910. The total number of reindeer re ported for 1920, Including those on farms and those on public range and elsewhere, was 92,933, and their value. $2,238,562. In 1910 thtrc wore reported 22,107 reindeer, val ued at $525,054. The total value or crops ror i?i? was 1393.902, an Increase of 39.3 per rent over 1909. Hay and forage crops were valued at $219. 075, veg etables at $150,767, and grains and needs at $21,482. The area devoted to hay and forage wo* 3,531 acres, to whrnt 14$ acres .and to potatoes. Karma and Farm Acreage ? Number of farm- 3M Land In farms acres 90.652 Improved acres 5.736 Farm Value* ? All farm proporty (not Including reindeer $1,808,641 Implements and machinery 160.253 Acres Production Oats 69 3,132 bu. Wheat 149 2.833 bu. I'otatoca 431 37,389 bu. Hay crops 3,475 4.061 tons 56 203 tons Value of Crops - All crops $393,902 drains and seeds 21,482 Hay and forage .... Domestic animals on farms (not Including reindeer) ? 1920 1910 385 20<: Mules Cattle 640 811 Sheep 132 184 (ioats >. 67 36 l)ogg (work animals).... 363 ? 162 Domestic animals not on farms Horses . 1.063 2.106 (loats ..._ 134 Dogs (work anlmals)17,262 19.795 Reindeer on farms and elsewhere V 1920 1920 Total number .. 92.933 22,107 Total value . $2,238,662 $525,064 FROM TRIP Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Long returned this week from a trip to the south. Mr. Long, who Is mnnagcr of the Douglas Island Packing Company plant here, was placing orders for the product of the cannery, consist ing of herring, clams and salmon. They will occupy the Gurr house here soon. REGISTER The registration office Is now i open for the registration of citizen* ' who wish to voto at the city election of April 6. The office I* on Kront I street near the city pump house. and Registration Officer Kllburn In there between the houri of 10 a. m. to 13 m. and 2 to 4 p. m. each day. Seven counclltnen, a clerk and a i director of the school board are to > be elected. FORMER DOUGLAS RESIDENT DEAD Mrs. J. W. Sean, nee Anna Oiter berg, Passes Away at Miami, Middle of Last Month That Mrs. J. W. Sears, formerly MIm Anna Osterberg of Douglas, daughter of C. P. Osterberg, Sr., for many years an employee of the Treadwcll Company, died at Miami, Arizona, the middle of February. Is the news received in this city re cently. Her fathor and brother. Arthur, live In Miami. At the funeral, which was held at Miami, with Interment In the Ma sonic plot there, the following for mer'Treadwell employes acted a* pall bearers: Arthur A. Fleck. George Spcm-e. Joe Kobertaon. Geo. Hamilton, Frank Robertson and Joe Adams. The Miami (Arizona) Silver Belt has the following wrltoup of the death and burial of the yotfng lady "Tho funeral of Mrs. J. \V. Scam ' tfhlch took place*8unday afternoon I from the Mllca Undertaking parlors^ was attended by her many friends Mrs. Sears, whose death occurred on the 12th, was the daughter of C. P. Osterberg. She was born In Brooklyn, and after her graduation spent a year with her father In Douglas, Alaskn, as a clerk in the R. It. Hubbard store in connection with the steamship and express of fice, The severe climate did not agreo with her and she returned to | llrooklyn and entered college. "Three years ago Mrs. Soars came 1 to Maml anil was employed by the . Inspiration Copper Company In t.Tic capacity of stenographer, and on April 7th, 1920, was married to James Wesley Sears. "Mrs. Sears was greatly loved by all who knew her and her smile and swoot personality won for her many friends. Site is survived by three sisters In lirooklyn; two brothers In Brooklyn; one in Alaska, and one In Miami, Mr. A. Osterberg. "The pull-bearers for Mrs. Sears at the funeral were all men who had ELKS ARE BEST IN TOURNAMENT Prove Their Superiority Over Other Teami With Lead of Several Hundred Pini In the last tames of tho Inter city tournament, bowled last night, the Elks team made the biggest score of the winter when the rolled for a total of 2627 on their own alleys against Thane, which made a icore of 2276. The Elka won first plare by a several hundred pin margin, with Thane second, Drunswicks. third, and Treadwell last. Treadwell was nosed out of third place last night when the Brunswlcks beat them on tho Brunswick alleys 2437 to 2365. Last night's scores: BRUNSWICK Tcrxovlch 145 214 124? 483 Henry 165 149 168? 482 Thorpe 178 180 161? 619 Total 816 867 762?2437 TREADWELL | Anderson .... 161 1<22 186? 469 Hlgley 136 120 124? 380 .Manning 147 127 147? 421 Total 835 769 771?1365 THANE R. McCormlck 187 163 157? 607 (iammara . 155 143 146? 444 W MrCi.rmlck 150 169 13#? 448 E. McCormlck 166 172 129-*-2276 Total 801 776 699?2276 ELKS Barragar 203 206 175 ? 684 Livenlk 188 173 143? S04 Total 877 936 815?2617 ! URGES PUBLICITY FOR TERRITORY Newtpaper Man Sayi That the Ter ritory Needs Advertising to Dispel Ignorance IluK M. McConnell, associate ed itor of the Literary Digest, and who visited Alankn lam aummor. writes the following letter which he ad dresses to Alaskans In general and membera or the Territorial legiala ture in particular: "Aa a sourdough who has been from one end of Aliiaka to the other, and one who expects aooner or later to make the Territory his home, I venture to hope that this sesaion of the legislature will provido for a Territorial publicity department. This Is a matter In which every Alaskan, particularly the business man, la vitally Interested, and the need for such a department probably was never so great as it Is today. "As one of the editors of The Lit erary Digest I have had an excellent opportunity during the past two years to study the newspapers of the entire country. In that time I have 1 ionic to realize how little is known I of the Territory. Misstatements of uct occur in practically every one of the hundred or more editorials that I have collected in the past year; and it ia no wonder that the people of the United 8tates proper have an erroneous Idea of Alaska! Most people have an Idea that Alas ka Is a good place to keep away from; that It is At only for Eskimos and polar bears. They have no Idea of its agricultural, mining, fishing and pulp and paper possibilities ? to mention only a few. Now. this Is all wrong; It is a bad thing for Alaska. And only a campaign of education In American newspapers and magazines will help matters. You and I may have the greatest faith in Alaska, but tho people down here are not mind readers. In ordor to attract settlers and capital to tho Territory, the people whom you wish to attract muKt be enlightened by a brisk cam paign of education. The ignorance prevailing hero regarding condition! In Alaska may not be the fault of Alaskans In gen eral or anybody in particular. In fact, much liaa been printed about Alaaka down here In the paat few yeara, but If the legislature faila to provide funda at the coming setftlon for the purpoae of advertiaing Alaa ka. the blame ncrcaMriljr must fall upon the hcada of the people of Al aaka to whom Hila letter la ad dresaed. "You may he surprised to know that many newspapers have mani fested a desire for good Alaaka 'copy.' I have written aeveral ar- , tides about Alaaka for The Literary Digest, tlie New York Tlmea and other paper* and magazine*, and not only hare they been readily accept ed. but othehr papera and maga zine* have either copied them in their entirety or quoted from them. All of which merely show* that there I* a demand throughout the coun try for llvo new* stories of Alaaka. I might add that I got my 'dope' mainly from the preaent publicity bureau. "I firmly believe that the member* of the present legislature could take no atep that would do more to fur ther the Intereat* of the Territory than would an act providing, aay, twenty thousand dollars for a cam paign of general publicity In the State*. New* and feature atorlee. aa well aa purely Informative article* on Alaaka would, I am aure. be 'eaten up' by the presa. And there never waa a more opportune tlmo than the present for auch a cam paign. as the general buatneea de pression Is a caualng a large num ber of people to aeek new Helda." VISIT WIFE J. G. Zimmerman 'left on the steamer City of Seattle yeaterdty en route to Taaadena, Calif., where Mr*. Zimmerman and Cheater have been for many montha. Mrs. Zim merman has been In California for her health. J. Kokaih will have charge of the Tex Clay cigar factory during Mr. Zimmerman'* absence. TOM HEBE Tom Donaghey. for many yeara a resident of Douglaa an now a mem ber of the crew of the lighthouse tender Fern, visited In Douglas early In the week while the boat on which he la employed waa in the Channel. Tom has been at Ketchikan most of tho time alnce receiving hi* dia charge from the army.