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VOL. 5. NO. 184 CORDOVA, ALASKA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 1920. PRICE TEN CENTS BIG EXPOSE IN SHIP BOARD GRAFTING RT1 Co SHIPPING BOARD IS SCORED BY INVESTIGATIONS FOR ITS WASTE OF FUNDS AND GRAFT WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (by Asso ciated Press).—The report of the com mission which has been investigating the Shipping Board Emergency Fleet Corporation charges gross waste of government funds, mismanagement, lack of proper corporation depart ments, corruption of employes and officials, graft in purchasing of sup plies, use of political influence in ob taining contracts for ship construction and allocation of completed vessels; padded payrolls, and almost complete failure in some departments to func tion properly. Chairman Benson of the shipping board refused to comment on the re port. ANYBODY COULD GET SHIPS NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (by Associa ted Press).—Individuals and corpora tions of no financial standing or ex perience in maritime affairs have been allocated shipping board vessels for operation, J. Richardson, secretary and statistician of the Walsh commis sion, who investigated the board’s methods, testified when the Walsh congressional commission resumed its investigation here into the alleged ir regularities of the board’s affairs. MAKE INVESTIGATION 1 OF DRUNKENESS WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (by Asso ciated Press).—Charges made In the German reichstag that American soldiers at Coblenz were drunk and disorderly will be communicated by Major General H. T. Allen, comman der of army organization for inves tigation. Baker said no such reports had reached him from American army officers. ARMOUR CLOSING OUT PLANTS IN CANADA CHICAGO, Nov. 10 (by Associat ed Press).—Armour & Company an nounced the closing of a dozen Can adian plants including the packing plant at Hamilton, Ontario. The sell ing agencies at St. John, Sidney, Ham ilton and Toronto have also been closed. Insufficient hog supply and tariff on importations was given as the reasons. WANTS PRESIDENT TO DESIGNATE DELEGATE WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (by Asso ciated Press).—Allied governments have suggested to the United States that an American be appointed by the League o£ Nations upon designation of President Wilson, to sit on the Siles ian plebiscite commission. It is unof ficially reported that the state depart ment is unfavorable to the proposal. ’ SPAIN WILL RECOGNIZE ' MEXICO AND BOLIVI A MADRID, Nov. 10 (by Associated Press).—Spain intends to announce recognition of the Mexican and Bol ivian governments. SKATING CHAMPIONCH1PS TO BE HELD IN JANUARY NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (by Associ ated Press).—National outdoor speed skating championships are to be held at Newburgh, New York on January first. * MEN SATISFIED WITH PRESENT WAGE SCALE REFUSE AN INCREASE BALTIMORE, Nov. 10 (by Associat ed PreSs).—Twelve thousand building trades workmen declined wages of ninety cents to one dollar an hour. A year ago the union rate for car penters was fixed at ninety cents with the proviso that one dollar an hour be paid on November first. This was voted down by the men who say they are satisfied with the present rate as the prices are falling and they have steady work. THINKMIS«W HAS BEEN DROWNED TACOMA, Nov. 10 (by Associat ed Press).—Arthur R. Wistrad, pow der company employe has been miss ing since Friday. It is believed he was drowned in the sound while he was crossing to work. An over turned rowboat was picked up here yesterday. MANY INDICTMENTS IN LIQUOR CASES JERSEY CITY, Nov: 10 (by Asso ciated Press). — Eighty Indictments were returned today by the federal grand jury against liquor dealers. Department of justice agents made 35 arrests and seized liquor valued at 1200,000 from warehouses. LAUD WILSON FOR REFUSING DEBS PARDON INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 10 (by As sociated Press).—Departmental adju tants of the American Legion, in con ference here, have endorsed Presi dent Wilson’s refusal to grant a par don to Eugene V. Debs. F. J. Galbraith, junior national com mander the Legion, told the confer ence the Legion must put itself be tween disabled soldiers and “govern ment incompetence.”' He disapproved of placing World war veterans in sol diers’ homes. OLDEST BANK PRESIDENT DEAD IN CALIFORNIA SACRAMHNTO, C'al., Nov. 10 (by Associated Press.)- William Beck man. known .in banking circles as the oldest bank president in the United States, in point of service, died here yesterday, aged eighty-nine years. He had been president of the Peoples’ Savings Bank since 1876. ATTORNEY SUICIDES AFTER SHOOTING WIFE PORTLAND, Ore., Nov. 10 (by As sociated Press).—Schuyler C. Spen cer, attorney, today shot and killed himself, after shooting his wife, who was taken to the hospital. TWIN BOYS ARE NAMED HARDING AND COOLIDGE SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 10 (by Associated Press.)—Twin boys born on election day to Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Gillett of Saratoga, Utah, were named Harding and Coolidge. Hard ing, born first, received the first choice name. HAS OVERCOME TUBERCULOSIS NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (by Associ ated Press).-—After a year’s battle with tuberculosis, Christy Mathewson, ex-star pitcher of the New York Na tional league baseball club, is recover ing at Saranac Lake. He spends his time reclining in a darkened room and is gaining in weight. WATCH SONS ON RIVAL TEAMS LAWRENCE, Kan., Nov. 10 (by As sociated Press).—Mrs. Mary E. Cala han will go to Princeton to see her sons—Mike, captain of the Princeton eleven, and Tim, captain of Yale— battle on the gridiron in the annual game between the two college teams. BIG PURSE FOR LIGHTWEIGHTS MILWAUKEE, Nov. 10 (by Associ ated Press).—The Minneapolis Boxing Club has offered $50,000 for the pro posed fight for the lightweight title between Benny Leonard and Ritchie Mitchell. OUTFIELDER SOLD TO ST. LOUIS BOSTON, Nov. 10 (by Associated Press).—Outfielder Leslie Mann of the Boston Nationals has been sold to the St. Louis Nationals. AMERICAN WOMEN BEATEN LONDON, Nov. 10 (by Associated Press). —The American women’s hockey team was beaten by the Mid land countries’ ladies’ team. SUBMARINE CHASER GRABS BOOZE RUNNERS CHICAGO, Nov. 10 (by Associated Press.)—A submarine chaser used in chasing whisky runners on Lake Superior, between Canadian and American shores, caught a launch with twenty-two cases of liquor. HARDING LOSSES OUT IN LANDING BIG FISH POINT ISABEL, Texas, Nov. 10 (by Associated Press).—President-elect Harding deserted golf today lor tar pon fishing and again lost a six-foot fish, as he did yesterday, by breaking his line. STRIKES NOME NOME, Nov. 10 (by Associated Press).—One of the severest storms * in years swept Nome last night and continued today with a 53-mile wind. The surf broke over the san pit for hours, flooding streets and cellars. All boats beached for the winter were battered by the wind and waves. MUCH UNEMPLOYMENT IN STATES ON COAST SEATTLE, I.'ov. 10 (by Associated Press.)—Superintendent Carpenten o£ (he federal employment service, says unemployment in this state has reached a point where 1,500 to 2,000 are idle in Spokane, Seattle 6,000, Yakima 200 and many in other cities. STEPS TAKEN TO KEEP AWAY RED DELEGATES NEW YORK, Nov. 10 (by Associ ate;! Press).—A close inspection of the crews of incoming ships has been or dered in an effort to detect Russian Soviet agitators trying to enter the country. AGENTS ABROAD INSTRUCTED WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (by Asso ciated Press..—Foreign representa tives have been instructed to take ad ditional precautions to prevent the efforts of the Russian Soviets to send agitators to the United States. WILL INVOKE FEDERAL LAW ON B90TLEGGRS SPOKANE, Nov. 10 (by Associat ed Press.)—Donald A. McDonald, federal prohibition enofrcement chief, says he will invoke the fedaral law for the punishment of bootleggers.; He says the $500 *fine under the! Volstetd act is ineffective. FELL ASLEEP WHILE ON TRIAL FOR MURDER SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10 (by As sociated Press).—James H. Singleton, 1 trial here for the murder of his wife, fell asleep during the trial. He has been warned by the court to keep awake. PLANT CLOSES DOWN WHEN WAGES REDUCEP SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Nov. 10 (by Associated Press).- The plant of the Hodges Fibre Carpent Company closed down today following refusal of the employes to accept a 15 per cent re duction in wages. OLD TACOMA RESIDENT IS CALLED BY DEATH I __ TACOMA, Nov. 10 (by Associated Press).—Allen Mason, a resident here for thirty years and one of the build ers of Tacoma, died suddenly today. PEDDLERS OF STOLEN BONDS ST. PAUL, Nov. 10 (by Associated Prtess).—Secret service agents pos ing as purchasers of stolen bonds claim to have unearthed a clearing house for stolen bonds through which more than $400,000 has passed. Clyde Smith, when arrested, had $15,000 worth of stolen bonds in his possession. Other arrests were also made. REPUBLICANS ALL PARIS OF TERRITORY ARE UNANIOSLY IN FAVOR HAZELET FOR GOVERNOR BODIES OF AMERICANS ARE NOW IN FRANCE AWAITING SHIPMENT PARIS, Nov. 10 (by Associated Press).—Eighteen hundred bodies ot American soldiers still await ship ment home, while more than 9,000 have already been returned. BODIES TO REMAIN IN ENGLAND WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (by Asso ciated Press).—The bodies of fifty five American soldiers buried in Eng land will remain there permanently at the request of their families. They will be concentrated in a permanent cemetery near London under the per petual care of the United States. CRIMEA PENINSULA IS IN HANDS OF BOLSHEVIKI ■ LONDON, Nov. 10 (by Associated Press).—Penetration of the Crimea peninsula is claimed in soviet official reports received here by wireless. DYNAMITE PARISH HOUSE IN OHIO STRUTCHEHS, Ohio, Nov. 10 (by Associated Press).—The Holy Trinity Czecho slovak Catholic church parish house w'as dynamited last night, the porch being blown to pieces. The house was occupied by a priest whose appointment was protested. CUT OUT MANY STATE BOARDS SPOKANE. Nov. 10 (by Associated Press).—Abolition of more than sixty state boards and commissions is con templated by the new administration code being formulated by Governor Hart for presentation to the next leg islature. The present state govern ment includes 122 boards, commis sions and departments. The new gov ernment will have nine departments under a commissioner in each in the form of a cabinet. MANY THOUGHT DROWNED AS RESULT OF TYPHOON MANILLA, Nov. 10 (.by Associated Press).- Forty-eight passengers are believed to have been drowned when the coastwise steamer Basillo struck a typhoon last Wednesday off Leyte island, according to a surivivor. Fif teen survivors reached Cebu. There were sixty-eight aboard. GERMANY DELIVERS REPARATION BONDS LONDON, Nov. 10 (by Associated Press).—Germany has delivered to the reparations commission bonds to the amount of 60,000,000 gold marks, valued at £3,000,000,000, to be held as security for acknowledgment of Germany’s debt. KETCHIKAN, Nov. 11.—(Special to Daily Times.)—The announce ment of the candidacy of George C. Hazelet for governor of Alaska, is meeting with hearty support and ap proval here. The Chronicle to day will say editorially in part: “George Hazelet meets the first re quirements that northerns will de mand. He is a bona fide Alaskan, having resided in the territory for more than twenty years. He meets the other requirements in that he has been a successful business man, thereby assuring Alaska a business administration. He has been a most consistent Republican, always sup porting the party, thus it will be seen that Mr. Hazelet has the resi dential qualifications, the business experience, the party standing and the Americanism to make him one of the best executives ever to sit in th governor’s chair. Believing him thoroughly qualified and the best man available for the place, the Chronicle wishes to endorse em phatically his candidacy and to urge all Alaskans to do likewise.” Hon. Arthur G. Shoup, president of the Ketc hikan Republican Club in a statement said: “The desire of the Ketchikan Republicans has, I believe, been practically unanimous that Senator J. R. Heckman should consent to become a candidate -for governor and that he should be ap pointed. I think also that Senator Heckman is the choice of the Re publicans throughout the whole ter ritory. However, since Senator Heckman has stated that he is not a candidate, I am enthusiastically for Mr. Hazelet. With the single ex ception of Senator Heckman, I be lieve Mr. Hazelet is the best quali fied man in the whole territory for the office of governor.” WILL STICK TO HAZELET UNTIL HE IS GOVERNOR ANCHORAGE, Nov. 10.— (Special to Daily Times.)—Yesterday after noon a special meeting of the An chorage Republican Club was held and George C. Hazelet was unani mously endorsed for governor. The Daily Times today published a strong editorial favoring Cordova’s choice for chief executive of the territory and Editor Beddell says: “I am for Hazelet from now until he sits in the governor’s chair.” SEWARD UNANIMOUSLY ENDORSES CORDOVA SEWARD, Nov. 10.—(Special to Daily Times.) The Republican Club of Seward last night unanimously adopted resolutions endorsing George C. llazelet, of Cordova, for govern or of Alaska, with instructions to the secretary to forward same to Dele gate-elect Dan A Sutherland and National Committeeman J. C. Mc Bride. NOME REPUBLICANS FAVORABLE TO HAZELET NOME, Nov. 10. — (Special to Daily Times,) — The Republicans here are favorable to the candidacy of Geo. C. Hazelet for governor and a meeting of the local club will be held early to act on his endorsement. Divisional Chairman G. J. Lomen is personally in favor of Hazelet. OLYMPIC GAMES OF 1924 MAY BE HELD IN FRANCE PARIS, Nov. 10 (by Associated Press).—The French Olympic com mission officially requested that the Olympic games of 1924 be held In Paris.