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THE DOUGLAS ISLAND NEWS
DOUULAS, ALASKA, KK1DAY .M'NK L'l. 1?L?I BRIGHT OUTLOOK FOR CELEBRATION Finance Committee Reports Furor ably and Auarance Given That There Will Be Good Time With the report of the flimn.e ther encouragement w a* seen to the ??nd Chairman Chrlatoe of the commltt* report Ml very favorable proxreaa bavins been made with the colUvtlon*. giving an aaauranre that provide a very creditable celebra The plana at the preaent time are tha Indoor meet this spring at the miltee* turned In the names of NEW VESSEL For service in connection with the development of oil claims In the The V UH>| wax purchased In Xew nailed on the cteamahip Admiral mem ot 40 homes and tupplle* (or Bav district. Sh* will land her pas ??ncera at l"oria*e Bay. where light HOME WITH SON \ Mr*. P. R. Bradley, accompanied Bradley left here aevcral week* ago emy at Culver. Indiana. NO RESERVATIONS According to word received from fhurlca Schramm, who left here ncv eral weeks ago a* a delegate to the Grand Lodge of Masons at Spokane, the Drat reservation he has been able to secure to come north It on July - 1 Mr. Schramm la vlaltlnl with hla parent* at Belllngham. Waah. Owing to heavy tourist booking* and curtailment of boat sailing* on available pn?-onger apace on north bound boala is booked far ahead. SEVERAL LOCAL BOYS WILL FIGHT Three Douglas Islanders Matched in The American Legion Smoker of July Fourth At least throe Itouglaa Island box.'t* will appear at the American | Legion Smoker at Juneau on t h< evening of the fourth of July. anl It la probable that aeveral more will Pal Hollywood, formerly of thr eight roundi In the main event of Tfce rest of the bouts have not as FISHING INDUSTRY IS BACK TO NORMAL Prewar Condition* rPevail in the North in Salmon Packing Business of the flaherl ?- were valued at $41. froten and in the (initiation of l,4!S,4(] riN?. a decrease of 154. 146. or eleren more than in 1919 Value of product! of tbo other j $1,728,798: horrlnr. $1,303,614; lama. $48,812; trout. $13,662; ?bleflsh, $28,554; eraba. $1,740. FBOM TENAXEE Mi** Alberta Gallv.ak. who Titited for a week with Mra. Rose Manley :t Tenakee. returned hero on the young lady had a most enjoyable time at th<- hot springs towui. MOVE TO DOUGLAS Mrs. J. C. llannah and daughter. PROMINENT PLACE GIVEN TO ALASKA American Mining Congress at Chi cago in October Will Feature Northern Ores Seattle. Juno SO.? Alaaka has I been aligned the position of prom inence In the largo mining exhibit tli;it will hp ataxed by the American Mining Congress at Chicago. In Oc tober ?f this year. Thla oxhlblt la to be held during tho week of the the Congreaa which brlnga together mining men from every aectlon of our country. The exhibit la to be staged In Cblcago'a largo Collaeum. which assures of Ita being crowded ?Ml' visitor* throughout the week. Thla building haa 40,000 square fact ?r floor apace and Alaska hua been allotted tho central apaco of thirty' feet In diameter fronj which all aisles will radiate. The exhibit la to be of mlnerala. mining machinery and equipment with the solo exception of Alaaka. Milch haa been permitted to exhibit i ill of Ita resources Thla will make) be the moat apectacular and altrtc In order to make it a live exhibit it h?i bein suggested that tho Alaa ka diaplay should Include a demon sourdough prospector and a hand rocker, rocking put virgin gold. The .?:blta of at leaat flfty pounda of all types of ore from Alaaka. Such an exhibit will be a startling revelation iluitrtea. To theae should bo added uf coal and au attractive exhibit of small part of Alaska's groat basic ? l"d forwarding exhibit!. Chairman n making thla exhibit one that -will o sccure mining exhibits. nources of the Territory. Former ? overnor Thomas ltlgga appointed or the forwarding of them to Chl BIRTHDAY SURPRISE Complimentary to Mrs. Wllmer in, both of whose birthdays arc In June .a surprise party was given at About forty ladles ?-ere at the >arty and Joined In tho rard piny rig which was the event of the veiling, there being seven tables of vhlst In play. Mrs. Charles Scy won ;rst prize. Miss Treno Museth sec ond and Mrs. Henry Museth conao ? 1 the cut prlie. ?vcre each present with an old Ivory resent, as a souvenir of the oc THE FAHERTYS SURPRISED Yesterday being tho 25th anni versary of the marriage of Mr. and .Mrs. James Fr.berty, a surprise party was arranged at the home <? Mr. and Mrs. U .W. Kilburn which tended by many of the frlonds of the couple, who had reached the "silver station" of married life. Among the Mrs. Fahertv was a beautiful Oliver bet which was nont by their daugh aro both in Seattle. That tho couple will later celebrate their golden tedding is the unanimous wish of their friends. * ISLAND NEWS TO BE MOVED f With this' 1 88UO the publlca- j (Ion of this paper will b? dis continued lu DoukUh. arrange ments having been mado by Its owner to wore the plant to Ju neau, whore the publication will bo continued under a hew name ? "The Stroller'# Weekly" ? that being more / suggest! vo I of the ownor's Identity than would be his proper name, the "Stroller" being known tfhere as "John Chinaman." ? - ? ? BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF ISLAND NEWS Started Twenty-Three Year* Ago and Published Continuously ill Douglas Tbo Douglas Inland Nows wan started In Douglas on November 23. 1898. having hecn moved from Wrangell; Alaska. whoro the plant was first set up on June 8, 1898. The first owners and publisher!) were Charles A. Hopp and A. O. Mr llrlde. brothers-in-law. who operated it on a partnership basis (or about a year, when Mr. Hopp purchased his partner's Interest. Mr. Hopp con tinued to publish the "great relig ious weekly" until Ave years ago. when he sold out to E. J. White. Mr. Hopp subsequently went to tnc south and died shortly afterwards. Having previously been always Issued on Wednesday, when Mr. White assumod ehnrgo ho changed the day of publication to Friday. Just three years ago Mr. White assumed the position of Chief of the Territorial Bureau of Publicity and relinquished active management of (ho paper, although still owning all of It. J. R. Langseth assumed the management of the Nows and J. F. Henson became editor, ana these two men havo operated the plant until now. With them tho continu ation of the Doubles Island News was more or loss a labor of love ? loten years and the latter having Tho plant for a long tlmo has not hecn a profitable one and was only -ontinued because tho men operat es that took part of their time. The Douglas Island .tows claims the distinction of being tho oldest svockly paper In Alaska to have never ri!?*ed an Issue In the twenty The paper will pcrhnps bo missed of which It Is among the oldest ? bu'. ono Arm, the Alaska Treadwell among Its advertisers from tho first The policy of tho paper has per haps bo3n unique among Alaskan publications, in that It has nothing but friends among tho home folk, who know that It has always been PICNIC The picnic held by tho Sunday school children of ttie Island at Law son creek on Tuesday afternoon was a most enjoyable one. It Is said. An exceedingly big crowd of ohlldren was present. Many games and racos at which tho little folks all won various prlies wore among tho big hits of tho day. Thoro were also a NEW ICE CREAM SPECIALS THEY'RE FINE? COME IN AND TRY SOME Take Some Ice Cream Home; It's Great Thi? Hot Weather 75c THE QUART Guy s Drug Store 3d and D St. Donglaf, Alaska ALASKA OIL FIELDS VERY PROMISING Expert Qeologitti Tell o I Potential Wealth in Many Parti o t North The following la n brief summary of tho Information contained In l lie latest government bulletin on the Alaska oil Held", written by Prof. 0. C. Martin anil publlihoil In the may be obtained by addreaaslng the Huperlntendent of documents, nov ornment printing ottlco. Washington, D. C. The bulletin contain* map? and platei ahowlng the Important flelda In Alaaka. and la Bold at a font of fifty ccnta. Professor Martin refers to Ave principal oil fields, four of theni tu rn* on tho Pacific seaboard and the fifth, not essential to bo considered herein, on the Arctic ocean. Tho four of Immedlato Interest "re the Katalla or Controller bay Held, the Vakatagk district, the Cold bay dis trict, and tho Innlakln bay district The last la In Cook Inlet, and Cold bay la on the Alaaka penlncula. All of the Alaska petroleum ex eept that found on the Arctic Is (if a paraflne base and la a high grade refining oil. Attention was first ?t trarted to It in 1896 when claims were staked under the placer min ing law. The Hrst well at Katalla was drilled In 1901, and a well was drilled on Cook Inlet about the same time. There was much activity in the fields between 1901 and l'">4. but the boom collapsed In tho latter year. Interest In the oil business be fomla and the mid-continent. The ,iorth was also hindered by the diffi culty of obtnlnlng title under the public land laws of the United In 1910. says the Cordova Times, all the oil lands were withdrawn from entry and remained that way until last year when the present oil 'easing law waa passed by congress In tho meantime but one claim h:id crlod of withdrawal practlcnlly all levelopment work was limited t" In all Alaska drilling has only ?een done In tho Katalla. InnlsViii ? nd Cold bay flolda. About 4n wells lare been driven, of which 31 are in he Katalla district. Oil has been :irodu?cd commercially only In the Katalla field, whlcli lias yielded inre 1904 about 60.000 barrels or ?rude oil for uso as local fuel and or distillation In a refinery that has >oon operated since 1912. - in the Katalla field, a large pro portion of the better located wella have been productive. The results jf drilling have on the whole been rather consistent and have proved the exlatence of modernto amounts of oil In at least a part of the dlf ?rlct. especially within tho area of ilde of this claim aro not numerous enough to determine the outlines of tho productive areaa or even show whether oil exists In sufficient quan tity to pay for exploitation. T he widespread and copious seepages in dicate that large areas may be re garded as possible oil land. Professor Martin says that the Yakataga district la certainly worth testing ?lth a drill. The geologic structure here has been described us more regular. The seepage* here ire numerous and yield a largo quan tity of oil. The posalblo oil fields on Cook In let havo not been adequately tested with tho drill, but the stratigraphy. structure and seepages Indicate that some oil will probably bo obtained, most likely along the easternmost inticlino and bolt of seepages In the penlnaula between Innlakln ami I'hltlna bays. Favorable localities may he sought elsewhere within the arena la less promising because of steep dips or of profound depths of the probable oil sands or of difficulty The Alaaka penlnaula haa poaal the Cold bay dlntrlct the atratl gr-.phy. the structure and the seep ngen give promise of future produc tion. The few wells drilled near Cold bay glvo no adequate test of tho flolrt. Most of tho Alaska \ n!n" aula Is unexplored, and possibly the m?st favorable localities for drilling have not yet been found. The Katalla district as outlined by Professor Martin Includ-s the hilly ? rc.i south of Boring Inke between Bering and Katalla rivers, and th? (Continued on Page 3) TO LITUYA BAY Under charter to tho Treadwell i ompany, the launch Dixon, Capt. Tom Smith, loft Tuonday for Lltuy* ' :iy to take nupplleg to the camp en tabllshed there by tho company for prospecting. Frank IjoKoIr, In charge of the crew of prospector*. . will return on the Dixon, a* well on several of the men, anion* them Sinclair Brown and Pat Hollywood, who nre to box at the American legion Smoker on July 4th. EAGLES PICNIC ON NEXT SUNDAY All Kindi of Qames and Races for the Young Folks to Be Fea ture ol the Day The Kagles' picnic In assuming more definite ihapo each day and promlsea to be one of the greifest of all events of the summer season. What will enpeclally appeal to the you UK people will be a program of sports and rarea in which there will he cosh prizes for every age of child. The management hopes to keep something doing every minute of the time the* picnickers nre on the grounds. If the weather is fair next Sunday morning the Lono Fisherman will leave Juneau at 8:46, Douglas at 9 o'clock, and will make stops at Treadwell and Thane to pick up pas tsengers. A scow will be taken along to provide a place to mako a land ing and to carry the overflow of peoplo if neccmary. If It is not windy the picnic wllf be at old Auk village in Taku Inlet. If the wind Is blowing so as to make It difficult to land there, a stop will be made at some place that is sheltered. Rub-committees have been ap pointed to take care of every feature of the affair, from lunch to trans portation, and with a good day, the affair should pass off very smoothly. The lodge Is furnishing refresh ments which are Included in the price of the ticket, and all Eagles and the friends they may desire to bring with them will be made wol KETCHIKAN IS GROWING CITY Tax Rolls Show That Property Values in First City Have Grown to Great Extent Ilascd on a 75 per cent valuation, property In the city of Ketchikan for the year 1921 In assessed at $3. 499,449.60. Thli would brlng.Jhc total property valui- up to $4,665. S32.66 on a 100 per cent valuo basis. And even that would uot represent the full amount of iponey Invested In property, for it ia well known that deaplte the efforts of the coun cil and officials to obtain fair values, iime properties are assessed consid erably less than thoy arn worth. In addition to this, there Is approxi mately a million dollars invested In boats which make Ketchikan their iicndquartcrs and which are not as sessed at all, even though thoy arc actually Ketchikan property, going seldom to any porta, except Ketchi kan. from which they operate in the fisheries. Thus. It Is a certainty that the true value of property In Ketchikan la valued at a figure upward of $6. 000,000. The foregoing facts together with the fact that Ketchikan does ten elevenths of the customs business of Alaska In the matter of entrance and clcarancos, together with re viving more merchandise than any other town, puta It In the drat po sition of the cities of the North. Showing the steady growth In property values In Ketchikan; may be tnken the assessments for the past three yeara. In 1919 tho total assesment was $1,650,033, and with $72,680 exempt from taxation, taxes were paid on $1,607,363. In 1920, tho total assessment was $3,039,120, of which $244,225 was exempt, leaving $2,794,895 on which taxes were puld. In 1921 the total assessment Is $3.*499.449. of which $361,250 Is ex empt. leaving $3,138,199.50 on which taxes are to be paid. The total amount of money to be collect ed on taxes this year, at the rate of 2 per cent, will be $62,763.99, which Is $6,666.09 more than last year. ? Ketchikan Chronicle. W0BEN0 Raymond Kolly. who has b"en at tending Gonzaga University, re turned home lato laet week and has taken a position for tho summer . months at the Treadwell machlnc THRILLING ESCAPE FROM DROWNING Robert Cooghlin and Frank Bach, Jr., Wrecked in Ga* Boat in Qulf of Alaika Ono of tho most thrilling escape* from death from ga* fume* and later from drowning l? the experience of Ilobort K. Coughlln and Prank Bach. Jr.. who were wrecked on the for mer'! ga* boat on the morning of Juno 14. eight miles west of Cap* Spencer. In the Gulf of Alaska. The men were returning from a trip to Lituya bay and wore crossing tho gulf, with i fair westerly wind blowing. The boat was closed up tight to prevent the waves that were dashing over her from reaching the interior, when Coughlln went below to get some sleep. Some time after ward*. the wind having Increased. Bach went below to wnke him up and found that he had boqp over come by the fumes of gasoline. Heading out to sea and then "killing" hie engine. Bach worked over his partner for more than an hour, using every flrst-ald method he had ever heard of in an endeavor to bring him back to life. He was finally rewarded for his efforts when the unconscious man began to breath normal and came back to life, but was sllll helpless and had no use of Ills limbs. Bach then headed the boat for shore after starting the engine, and going Into a little hole In the wall, dropped the two anchor*. The sea* were so high and the wind ao strong 'hat the boat strained at her an i lior lines so hard that the bit* to which the lines were fastened were pulled off the vessel. Seeing that they were to bo cast up on shore, preparation* were made to abandon tho ship, and most of their per*onal belongings were piled Into the ten der. When the boat hit the shore. Coughlln. who was almost helplo was thrown Into the water by the shock. He revived when he hit the wat> r. and they both reached shore safely in the tender while the gas boat pounded to piece* on the beach. They made camp and (tayed on the beach for a day while Coughlln recovered some strength. A* they were far from civilization they started out In their tender and rowed for three day* until they rcached Inlan Island, where thero I* a fox rajich. They had a hard trip ? if it in the open boat, as the storm was still on. They shipped some vii nt one place, but got out *afely and were safe when they reached the fox ranch. After getting to the fox ranch a cannery tender from Dundas bay picked them up and took them to Hoonah. and f rom lloonah they ?amc here on the Relief, belonging to (apt. Oliver Hlllman. arriving Monday. Mr. Coughlln 1* full of pral*e for the behavior of hi* companion and claim* that It 'was only through hi* efTort* In working over him after he was overcome with gas and in keep ing his head cool after ho had re vived him that they both were saved. The two young men left here on June 4 on Mr. Coughlln'* 28-foot boat, which was [lowered with a fi ll. -p. engine. They wenut to L.ltuya bay to look at some oil prospect* In which they and Frank Bach. Sr. are Interested. They looked over the ground and are much pleased with the outlook. The spot where the wreck oc curred Is a dangerous one. It I* be vond Cape Spencer and there f* no shelter near from a we*terly wind. Several severe storm* have raged in that vicinity during tho past few months and a number of craft have had narrow encapes. It i* claimed, however, that If Mr. Coughlln had not become gassed tho wreck would not have occurred, as they would have kept going and eventually rcnched Cross ?Sound and shelter. The following day. according to the boys .another wreck took place when a 26-foot boat piled up on Inlan laland. Its owner. H'rim Parson*, and bis partner both ea caped to the shore In safety. It 1* said. Although all the wood work of the Coughlln boat Is rmashed. it 1* cald that the engine lie* In *uch a position that it can be salvaged. OPERATED U?ON Adolph Cum of thl- -??? enterM St. Ann hospital. Jim a, last w?j'i to take treatment for ?>toa?ch trouble and on Tue- 'nv morning was operated upon Te n'ool ?S1 operation rery well, but will be at the hospital for some time recover ing from Its effects.