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THE CORDOVA DAILY TIMES
Entered at the Postoffice at Cordova, Alaska, as second-class matter. ~ H. G. STEEL PROPRIETOR AND EDITOR. Subscription F ates Single Copies .$ .10 One Month . 1.26 On© Year (in advance' . 12.00 Six Months (in advance) . 6.00 MEMBER OF ASSOCIAT9D PRESS The Associated 1* ess is exclusively entitled to the use or republication of all news credited to it or not otherwise news published hen in. All rights of rep’i blication of special dispatches herein an * also reserved. Foreign Advertising Representative THE AMERICAN PRESS iSOClATION FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 1921 THE NORTH DAKOTA FAILURES ,A discussion of the current banking situation in North Dakota calls for considerate treatment. It is easy enough to brand the upwards of twen ty-five bank failures in that state as but the obvious consequences of non partisan tinkering. Insofar as the league had any hand in encouraging its member-farmers to hold their grain for higher prices, thereby preventing liquidation of bank loans, it is clearly reprehensible. But there is a more serious indictment against it. Four years ago, when the non-partisan league obtained control of affairs in North Dakota, it secured the enact ment, among other measures, of one providing that all public funds of the state, counties, municipalities, school districts, etc., must be deposited in the “Bank of North Dakota,” a non partisan creation. Of these funds, several millions were invested in long time real estate loans, a state-owned mill and elevators, a creamery and in a state-owned home-building associa tion, through failure of the non-parti san pilots of the state to market a $15,000,000 bond issue, provided for that purpose. Before this time these public funds had been deposited in the local banks, and constituted a needed addition to the working capital of these institutioris in assisting the growing, harvesting and marketing of the locality’s grain crop. It is clear, therefore, that the diversion of these funds into permanent investment channels, because of the state’s going into business, caused a drastic cur tailment in local banking power. In another way—(more arbitrary and uncertain—were the local banks ham pered in financing the huge crops. The law permitted the Bank of North Dakota to redeposit these public 'funds in local Institutions. This it did, using its own judgment as to lo cality and amount, the larger amounts going to the more drought-stricken areas, where many renewals were ne cessary, with the result that the total going to the sections with more boun teous crops was correspondingly re duced. November’s election revoked the Bank of North Dakota’s exclusive monopoly on public funds, the old cus tom being again instituted. But it will not be a simple matter to restore banking conditions existing prior to this four-year disarrangement of credit funds, however unsound the latter may have been. THE BUREAU OF EDUCATION Recently, at the convention of the convention of the Alaska Native Bro therhood, resolutions were drawn up demanding that the government schools for natives be placed under the jurisdiction of the territory, to be handled in conjunction with white schools. Charges of Inefficiency and mismanagement were made. And a close observation by any citizen will disclose a state of affairs which give just cause for the complaint. During a period of years in Alaska it has been our privilege to meet but four men engaged as teachers in the work of the bureau of education. If these four were any sample of all the rest, or if their selection for the work was any indication of the capacity of the bureau for getting teachers, they may be said definitely to be unfit for the work. As to the four teachers, one of them worked his way through school by stump speeching, making talks of the variety bordering on the red; the sec ond was an out-and-out radical and believer in the Soviet government of Russia, made no bones of his attitude on the subject; a third was a weak ling mentally, with radical tenden «ies; the fourth, after leaving the bu reau’s work and starting for a com pany in Seattle was discovered with in a few days to be in close associa tion and consultation with the most radical leaders of the great strike of that city during the early sprong of 1919. Some of the teachers of the bureau, it is true, have been of the highest character and quite competent, but from the selection of the others, it may be said that it was not due to perception on the part of the bureau officials that they were chosen; rath er, by accident. Last year, as an illustration of the incompetence of the bureau, may be pointed out a case not far from Ket chikan. At Hydaburg a teacher was in charge who had a hobby for print ing. He got in a small outfit and started to teach the native what any devil in a printshop learns within a month. The students went about their work the whole year,, or possibly for two years, learned how to throw to gether a few sticks full of type and they got out a small publication. This year the teacher in charge has no hobby for printing and therefore the printing plant is abandoned, and actually for sale. The hours and hours spent by the natives on their work were thrown away and they probably will never have another opportunity to make use of what little they did learn. Each teacher is evidently permitted to gratify his whims or hobbies. No system. No anything. The Curry de velopment hoard, if it ever becomes operative, can do no better than turn the management of these schools over to the territory giving Alaska the same amount of money that is now be ing expended annually by the bureau. —Ketchikan Chronicle. WHEN DUTY CALLS When the infuenza epidemic was at its height among the aborigines o£ Alaska, and in some regions entire populations were ill or dying, the gun boat Vicksburg chanced to be sta tioned in Alaskan waters. What was done is told with extreme brevity in the report of the surgeon-general of the navy for the last fiscal year: “It was apparent that if the exter mination of the natives was to be pre vented, the ship must not only feed them and extend medical treatment, but sufficient men must be landed from the ship to nurse :he entire population. Volunteers were called for and out of practically the entire ship's company that volunteered, four teen were accepted. They prepared food, buried the dead and improved the sanitary conditions.” There is nothing, we believe, In the terms of enlistment in the navy that calls for nursing Eskimos in Akutan or Ugashik (where this in cident occurred) or elsewhere. Pre-, sumably the boys who took service under the flag were lured, more or less, by gaudy posters extending to them an invitation to "see the world at the expense of Uncle Sam.” Yet when the call came romance and ad venture were forgotten, and “practi cally the entire ship’s company” saw duty only, though duty took the un lovely shape of ministration to the lowliest possible of human beings amid indescribable squalor and filth. It was no mean sacrifice, when one stops to think about it. Yet the gloiy of it is that in all probability no man who volunteered, and none who served, thought he was doing a big thing. No medals were awarded, the men were not even mentioned by name and the portentous fact is df' missed with less than one hundred words in the official report.—Port land Oregonian. THINGS WE THINK Things Others Think and What We Think of the Things Others Think. Hot air doesn’t raise anyone perma nently. Many a kind deed causes sorrow for the moment. Trying to go ahead too fast puts many people far behind. How can there be love at first sight when love is said to be blind? Good cooking is the best thing in the world for a man’s morals. Many people are like frogs—croak ing when they are right in the swim. You can’t tell the neighbors any thing about how hard a girl works to become an accomplished pianiste. More men fall from being light i headed than because they can’t bal ance what they have in their upper stories. Doesn’t it get your goat when you have told a good story and have got ten a good laugh on it, to have some one say, "Well, now, I heard it this way” and proceed to make some min or correction that doesn’t change the point of the story? WANT FEDERAL CONTROL OVER EASTERN FISH NEWARK, N. J., Jan. 7 (by Asso ciated Press).—A movement has been started in New Jersey to save from extermination the migratory fish which spawn in one place and move along the Atlantic coast with the changang of the seasons—such as mackerel, menhaden, herring and numerous other varieties peculiar to certain localities on this coast. Ex perienced fishermen declare that the supply of these migratory fish has been seriously depleted by the pollu tion of the areas in which they spawn and by the reckless manner in which they have been caught in nets. The method proposed by the New Jersey Fish and Game Conservation league to prevent from extermina tion is to induce the United States government to take control of and regulate the catching of these fish and stop pollution of the spawning areas. It is contended that only in this way can the increasing cost of fish food to the consumer be checked or reduced. efforts to cope with the problem through state regulation here have failed utterly, the last straw being the complete breakdown of the state board of fisheries, which had been created by legislative enactment with a view to increasing the supply of food fishes and reducing the cost to the consumer. The five members of the board resigned in a body in July, 1919, and there have been no reap pointments. Investigation by a committee of vet eran coast men disclosed an eually deplorable condition, it is said, in other seaboard states. It was learned, also, tha*- fisheries officials of Con necticut and Maryland agreed with those of New Jersey that a federal law was the only remedy. ONLY ONE DOCTOR FOR EVERY SEVEN THOUSAND AFTER POLAND SCOURGE WARSAW, Jan. 7 (by Associated Press).—Poland lost 400 doctors from typhus fever last year and now has only 4,000 for a population of 28,000, 000, or one for every 7,000, according to an official report made to the American Red Cross by the ministry of public health. The American Red Cross is constantly reinforcing its medical men in Poland for the pur pose of helping the local health au thorities to offset their losses in na tive physicians. WILL QU1ZZ DANIELS ON DISARMAMENT WASHINGTON, Jan. 7 (by Associ ated Press).—Secretary of the Navy Daniels has been asked to appear be fore the house naval committee next Tuesday and state his opinion as to whether the reduction movement for the navies of various nations is a “real and sincere one.” DEPUTY SHERIFFS HOME WRECKED BY EXPLOSION PITTSBURG, Kan., Jan. 7 (by As sociated Press).—The home of Under Sheriff O. M. Lamb of Crawford county, near Girard, was wrecked yes terday by an explosion. He has been active recently in raids on dry law violators. SECURITY CO. AGENT IS ARRESTED FOR BRIBERY NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (by Associated Press).—Lawrence Malawista, agent of the National Surety Company, was arrested yesterday on charges of of fering government agents bribes totaling $100,000 for assistance in connection with liquor permit frauds. FIND BODY OF GIRL DROWNED IN CREEK -- WALLA WALLA, Jan. 7 (by As sociated Press).—The body of 13-year old Goldie Eaton, daughter of J. E. Eaton, who was drowned several days ago in Garrison creek, was found after most of the water in the creek had been diverted to the flat lands of old Port Walla Walla. It is Very Dangerous TO NEGLECT A COUGH OR COLD By Taking Our F.UCALYPTOL and HONEY COUGH CURE you may save yourself many miserable hours of suffering ——H——■—HMM——1 - _ “THE DRUG STORE OF ALASKA” “SERVICE” is our motto. 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Detroit OWEN l HEALS v-ALDEZ, ALASKA Authorized Agent NOTICE OF SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY WHEREAS, on the 20th day of March, 1920, George Kennedy, of Cor dova, Alaska, made, executed and delivered to A. J. Adams, of Cor dova, Alaska, a certain chattel mort gage on the hereinafter described pro perty situated in the town of Cordova. Alaska, to secure the payment of the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000). and interest thereon amounting to the sum of $40.00; and default having been made in the payment of said principal and interest according to the terms of said mortgage, the said A. J. Adams, on the 3n! day of January, 1921, foreclosed said mortgage and in structed me to take possession of said property according to the terms and . stipulations contained in said mort gage; and, Whereas on the 20th day of March, 1920, the said George Kennedy, made, executed and delivered to John Raw son, of Cordova, Alaska, another certain chattel mortgage on the hereinafter described personal prop erty to secure the sum of thirty four hundred thirty-one and 30-100 ($3431.36) dollars, on which there has been paid the sum of six hundred sixty eight and 97-100 ($668.97), leaving a balance due or twenty seven hundred sixty two and 39-100 ($2762.39) dollars; and the said John Rawson under the terms of said mortgage has duly declared the said mortgage and the amount of th#' note for which said mortgage was given due and payable and declared the said mortgage to be in default,, and the said mortgagor having de faulted in the payment of the prin cipal sum according to the terms of said mortgage, and the said John. Rawson having heretofore duly as signed transferred and set over said mortgage together with the debts se cured thereby to A. J. Adams of Cote •dova, Alaska, and the said A. J. Adams on the 3rd day of January, 1921, foreclosed said mortgage and in structed me to take possession of gaid personal property acceding to the terms and conditions of said mort gage: • Now therefore, notice is hereby giv en that on the 3rd days of January. 1921, pursuant to (he provisions of Section 749 of the Compiled Laws of the Territory of Alaska, and the stip ulations and agreements contained in 1 each of said chattel mortgage, and the written instructions given me by the said A. J. Adams the mortgagee named in one of said mortgages amt the assignee of the mortgagee named in the other of said mortgages. I seized all of the personal property de scribed in each of said two mortgages and hereinafter set forth and on Sat urday the 15th day of January, 192! at the hour of 2 o’clock in the after noon, in the store building situated on * Lot eleven (11) in Block one (1). of the Town of Cordova, said buiiding being situate on the north side of C. avenue between First street and the Copper Kiver and Northwestern Rail road track, in the town of Cordova, Alaska. I will sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, for cash, all the personal property described in said two mortgages and herein after set forth, or so much thereof as shall be necessary to pay and dla charge the principal and interest now due on said two mortgages, to-wit. . the sum of thirty-eight hundred and two and 39-100 ($3802.39) dollars, to gether with the costs and expense® of said sale, and taxes assessed against said property by the town of Cordova amounting to the sum of $26.25. The property to be sold in accord ancee with the above notice and de scribed in said two mortgages is follows: All of the stock of goods, wares and merchandise, furniture and fixtures tools and appliances contained in that certain store room heretofore locat ed in the south end of the Northern hotel, town of Cordova, territory of Alaska, known as and called “Raw son’s Store,” a more particular de scription of said property is as fol lows, to-wit: Merchandise—(71 flannel shirts; 75 work shirts; 15 fine negligee shirts; 37 loggers shirts; 36TTress shirts; 304 pieces underwear; 15 pieces under wear, union; 41 water repelant shirts and coats; 9 mackinaws; 57 pairs of pants, cotton and wool; 37 jackets; 56 pairs water repelant pants; 100 pairs overalls, men’s, women’s and children’s; 17 oil coats; 22 pair oil pants; 19 pair cook’s pants; 14 doz. canvas gloves; 93 pair mittens and gloves (wool and leather); 150 as sorted ties; TVi doz. pair men’s cash mere hose; 4 doz. suspenders; 34 doz. men’s heavy wool hose; 2 carpen ters aprons; 3 folding cots; 21 par kas; 35 head nets; 23 cook’s aprons; 21 quilts: 20 blankets, cotton; 5 pair sporting boots; 45 pair shoes: 10 pair leather slippers; 27 pair rubbers; 11 pillows; 39 caps, canvas; zx caps, cloth; 72 fine hats; 65 oil hats; 9 fishermen aprons; 14 cans dressing; 1 bunch shoe nails; 1 box miscellan eous articles; 1 bundle handker chiefs;; 16 hairbrushes; 8 belts; 7 pair oversleeves; 1 bundle arm bands; 1 doz. stockings; 1 wool sweater; 1 lot shoe findings; 1 leath er suit case; 2 ratan suit cases; 1 box miscellaneous suff, combs, etc.; 8 knapsacks; 19 pair suit straps; 5 pairs pack straps; 1 hunch shoe laces; 16 pairs arctic straps; 1 roll burlap; 1 bundle lining; 1 pair shoe packs; 1 box nails, shoe thread, etc.; 1 box assorted merchandise; 5 doz ra zor strops; 3 lbs. leather; 9 leather * belts; 1 lot miscellaneous notions. Store fixtures—1 lot counter shelv ing:! 30-inch paper rack; 3 counter cases; 8 display stands (1 tie stand included); 1 desk roll top and chair; 1 safe; 1 counter, glass sides; 1 candy case (floor); 1 glass floor case: 2 14-foot counters; 1 6-foot counter; 65 feet back counter and shelving; l large mirror, plate glass; 1 estate heater and 25 joints stove pipe. Dated at Cordova, Alaska, this 3rd day of January, 1921. F. R. BRENNEMAN, United States Marshal for the Third Division. Territory of Alaska. By Wm. L. FURSMAN, Deputy.