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Village Gossip
On Tuesday evening last, the North
land Club entertained with a very
pleasant dance, at which Mrs. E. P.
Harwood, Mrs. H. A. Slater nnd Mrs.
K. G. Robinson acted as hostesses.
The music was declared excellent
and light refreshments were served
buffet style. The members and their
guests present "were Mpr. and Mrs.
Roy De Leo, M!r. and Mrs. Jack Sa
piro, Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Brock,
Mr. and Mrs. William Ellis, Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Glasbrenner, Dr. and Mrs.
W. W. Council, Mr. and Mrs. H. A.
Slater, Dr. and Mrs. Chas. Daggett,
Mr. and Mrs. K. G. Robinson, Mr.
.and Mrs. Walter Gaffney, MV. and
Tdrs. E. P. Harwood, Mr. and Mrs.
Wta. Crooker, Mr. and Mrs. H. I.
O’Neill, Mr. and Mrs. Thos. S. Scott,
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Fursman, Mr. and
Mrs. Leslie Counts, Mr. and Mrs. C.
W. Walker, Mrs. Horace Loach, Mrs.
W. Bjornson, Mrs. A. McLeod, Mrs.
McNeer, Miss Thelma McConnell,
Miss Mabel Holland, Miss Marie Yea
man, Miss Dorothy Vernon, Miss
Evangeline Church, A. J. McConnell,
George McDonald, Ivan Suphellen,
George Harmon, Allan Lund, Chas.
Goodall, N. J. Pickle, Chas. Rogers
and E. F. Medley.
A wholly original excuse and start
' ling new conditions in Alaska are giv
en by R. A. Puller, of Cedar Rapids,
Iowa, in a letter to his wife. The re
^ port runs that Mr. Puller, who is at
present 150 miles north of Juneau
wrote his wife that he wouldn’t be
home this winter because he had just
missed the train into Juneau and any
way the last boat had already left
Alaska for the states this winter. In
addition to missing all the boats and
trains, Mr. Puller with a companion
got 60 miles away from camp and then
he broke his leg and was compelled
to wait a week for a physician to
come and set it. But the crowning
misfortune came when he couldn’t
catch that fast train into Juneau and
the mean Alaska Steamship Co. and
the Admiral Line shut down on their
* * *
An enjoyable afternoon was spent
by the Ladies Aid at the home of Mrs.
Al Parks last Wednesday. Assisting
^ the hostess were Mrs. J. C. Smith
and Mrs. P. A. Saveli. Luncheon was
served to the following guests: Mrs.
Pratt, Mrs. Schultz, Mrs. Keating,
Mrs. Ed. Sommers, Mrs. Fraisure, Mrs.
Dyson, Mrs. Kennedy, Mrs. Graham,
Mrs. Wilson, Mrs. Hubbert, Mrs.
Vance, Mrs. Koch, Miss Mabel Vance,
Mrs. Mellison, Mrs. Downing, Mrs.
Wain, Mrs. Haupt, Mrs. Currier, Mrs.
Beach, Mrs. Saveli, Mrs. Smith and
Mrs. Parks. The Rev, Mr. Nickerson
was present part of the afternoon.
The next social meeting of the aid
will be held at the home of Mrs. Hub
* * *
Nearly everyone else has taken a
rap at Mr. Burleson and the postof
fice department so we might just as
well get in line. We quote the fol
lowing from the Seward Gateway:
Horace B. Wprrington, business man
ager of the Wilmington Delaware Star
has just received a letter mailed to
him from Philadelphia twenty-five
years ago. Philadelphia is twenty
eight miles from Wilmington, so the
letter has traveled more than a mile
a year.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. James £larke are vis
iting in Cordova.
* * *
Mrs. J. H. Sellen pleasantly en
tertained a number of friends at
bridge last Monday afternoon. Fol
lowing the games luncheon was
served to the guests.
# * *
Mrs. W. A. C. Baldwin returned to
her home in Seward on the last Ala
mda after a month's visit with her sis
ter, Mrs. J. H. Sellen, of Cordova.
* * *
Mrs. Dalton Barr wras agreeably sur
prised by the Young Ladies Sodality,
when a number of the members ap
peared Wednesday evening bearing in
their midst a beautiful wedding gift.
The young ladies were Mrs. J. Clarke,
Miss Agnes Hudson, Miss Charlotte
Bacon, Miss Elizabeth O’Loughlen,
Miss Dorothy Dooley. Miss Esther
Traversy, Miss Olive Audett and Miss
Marie Rosswog. Luncheon was
served by the hostess and a very good
time had by all those present.
* * *
The Port Angeles Evening News
contains an interesting account of the
activities of two well-known young
men of Alaska. The report reads in
part as fobows:
G. C. Frame and Billy Frame,
brothers of Ira Frame, a well known
local boy, have decided to remain in
Port Angeles for some time, and made
the decision last night to construct a
$3,000 home for their mother, on 6th
street, between Peabody and Vine.
Billy Frame is in business, running
a mail stage from Chitina to Fair
banks, Alaska, and Grover Frame is
in the transfer business in Cordova.
Down for the winter, the boys be
came interested in the rapid building
growth of this city and have decided
to cast at least part of their lot here.
# * *
Mrs. Ed. O’Brien and son Edward,
are expected to leave for Cordova on
the next boat. Mrs. O’Brien has been
visiting her mother in California and
sister in Washington for several
months past,
* * *
The new hospital building for the
Pioneer home at Sitka has been com
pleted. It is a wooden building, 74
by 82 feet, is two stories high and
has a concrete basement to be used
as a laundry. The total cost was
* * *
Dr. J. M. Sloan, who has been in
Alaska for the past 20 years left Ju
neau recently with his wife and
daughter for California, where he ex
pects to remain indefinitely.
Dr. Sloan practiced for many years
in Nome after which he went to Sewr
ard. He has visited in Cordova sev
eral times and is well known by the
people here.
* * *
The following story has no one to
vouch for it but it is thought to be
the conversation of a Frenchman and
an American friend. The Frenchman
“You tell me vat is a polar bear.”
“A polar bear. Why he's a big
bear that lives up in the polar re
“And vat does do, ze polar bear.”
“Not much of anything I guess—he
sits on the ice and eats fish.”
“He sits on ze ice and eat ze fish.”
“Yes, why not?”
“Vy not! Because I have just
been request to be a polar bear at a
funeral, and if l have to sit on ze ice
an eat ze fish. I vill not go.”
* * *
The Anchorageites have at last
broken into moving pictures. The
five reel feature, “The Girl Alaska,"
which was filmed at Anchorage has
recently been shown at Ketchikan.
The entire cast except the leads is
made up of citizens of Anchorage and
it is claimed that many of them could
find a future in the silent drama if
they wished.
* "* *
A man at Sitka comes to the de
fense of the Alaskan brown bear and
To the Seven Million
Housevnves Who Are
Now Using Mazola
MAZOLA can be used for nore
different purposes and at less
cost than almost any other food.
It contains no water, as do butter and
lard—remains always sweet and palatable,
and does not absorb odors or flavors. So
the same lot of Mazola can be used over
and over again—a wonderful saving in any
household. If you want to use it for short
ening—even after frying fish or onions—
you have only to strain it. It never smokes
up your kitchen.
Mazola makes lighter and better cake
and tastier fried foods than animal fats.
And so light and wholesome they agree
with even the most delicate children.
Thousands of families, leading hotels, clubs and railroad dining cars use
Mazola in preference to olive oil for salads. It costs much less than half as
much, and is pure, rich and wholesome. .. .
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Selling Representative* '
pi) p "p Sixty-four page, beautifully illustrated Com Prod
'S.. ucts Cook Book. Write today. Cora Products
Refining Company, P. O. Box 161, New York City.
A nublic service system of whatever character is never static and
never completed. It constantly grows and it must grow and expand not
only to keep pace with the increasing population, but to meet the increas
ing demand of the public for more and better service. If such a system
does not grow, it must decay. Public utilitities must expand or they are
no longer efficient public servants.
During the past three years, the Alaska Public Utilities has shown
marked service improvement. It has endeavored at all times to meet the
increasing demand for more and better service, and will continue to do
so. This industry is serving you 24 hours every day. At all times it is
trying to render efficient service or is ready to render that service without
a moment’s notice.
It is this dependability, this readiness for instantaneous service, that
has made for the electric light and power industry Its present prominent
place In every-day life.
The stability of our industry has been demonstrated both during
the war and since. With service rates based upon pre-war conditions and
costs, the company has continued in its service to the public without in
crease of rates. Its net earnings steadily decreased as its cost of opera
tion mounted, and it gave unstlntingly of its service. Here, if never
before, it gave evidence indisputable that its structure was not water
soaked, as has been so frequently charged, else Its structure must have
slumped and broken under the stress of conditions.
The general public understands exactly how necessary electric light
power, water and telephone service is to the community. With a little
personal investigation and thought, you can readily realize the growth of
this industry. Its opportunities are almost immeasurable; its continued
growth not only probable, it is obligatory.
We must now secure money for the improvement and extension of
service to the people who are clamoring for it. The longer service is
withheld, the greater the need. This money must be raised by the
sale of securities, and when raised will be used to expand the business
and give better service for which adequate rates will be collected. These
securities offer an exceptional field for investment in view of the increase
>n the business during the past as well as in the future.
Our plan concerning Customers’ Ownership will appear in this space
at a later date.
a. j. McConnell,
pronounces him a kind and docile
creature. It has been suggested that
he be turned loose with his pets on
Admiralty Island and be allowed to
associate with them; for he has a
strange idea of docility.
* * *
French dancing masters refuse to
teach the shimmy for they declare
that it is one of the “decadent, sav
age' and exotic dances resembling
Saint Vitus dance.”
* * *
A recent report says that the Unit
ed States is repidly becoming the ma
monial center of the world; for the
women are coming here 350,000 a
year strong in search of that wary
prize, a husband.
* * *
A number of Ketchikan men have
formed a social organization, the pur
pose of which is to entertain their
wives. The idea, we think, is a good
* * *
A lot of new members have been
initiated by the mumps.
* * *
The pupils of the fifth grade had an
enjoyable party at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Dan Greenig last Thursday
when the losing team in a spelling
contest entertained the visitors. Live
ly games were played till the serving
of refreshments, and such a good time
had that the winners are willing to
again spell down their opponents.
Among" those present were Alice
O’Neill, Mary Scott, Phyllis Downing,
Sadie Pratt, Betty Foster, Naomi Rob
inson, Margaret Thorenston, Veila
Greenig, Buster Sherman, George
Dooley, Raymond Johnson and Miss
• * *
Mrs. Griff Ellis has recovered from
her recent illness of the past week.
* * *
So many Pittsburg women are tax
payers and so many of them carry
their money in their stocking, that
Joseph C. Armstrong, county treasur
er, has arranged a room adjacent to
the cashier’s office to which they
may retire, retrieve the hills from
their hiding place and then make set
tlement with the county.
The practice of women carrying
money in their stockings received a
pronounced impetus during a recent
epidemic of robberies in the shopping
district when the director of public
safety advised them to discard pock
etbooks and bags and use their hos
* * *
The Woman’s Auxiliary, Pioneers of
Alaska, will, in the future, meet on
every second and fourth Monday of
the month instead of on Tuesday as
they have been doing in the past. This
will make the meetings on the same
night as the men's igloo but the ses
sions will be held in separate rooms.
The next meeting will ne held on
Monday, the 24.
* * *
It is rumored that Valdez is on the
point of losing two more of its school
teachers to bidders in the matrimon
ial market. Valdez surely does have
a hard time keeping its school teach
ers on the job, but then they
shouldn’t get such pretty ones.
* * *
Harold and Hugo Johnson left on
the Alameda today for Juneau.
* * *
/Mr. and Mrs. Hannon and child,
who have ben stationed at Mile 7 for
the past year were outgoing passen
gers on the Alameda for an indefinite
stay in the states.
* * *
Geo, Flynn was a passenger aboard
the Alameda bound for Portland.
* * *
Charles Agnetti and wife, who was
Zenia Swanson, a former Valdez girl,
have returned to Valdez from New
York, Mr. Agnetti expects to again
enter the signal corps services.
* * *
A triple Alliance was formed when
Ophelia Howard, Edith Wilson and
Harry O’Neill decided to celebrate
their birthdays by entertaining a
number of young friends at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. H. I. O’Neill, Friday
evening. The usual fun producing
games, were played after which light
refreshments were served. Making
up the party, were: Waldo Walker,
Louise Tibbs, Ruth Donohoe, Alice
Daggett, Headley Lamprey, Billy
Fields, Matthew O’Loughlen, Donald
Foster, Barth O'Loughlen, Harry
O’Neill, Ophelia Howard, Edith Wil
son, William O’Neill, Genevieve Dy
son, Helen Pratt, Alice O’Neill, Helen
Downing, George Dooley, Edith Cath
erine Smith, and Bryan Lamprey.
In the Matter of the Estate of Michael
Shannon, Sometimes known as M.
S. Shannon, Deceased. No. 145.
Notice Is hereby given by the un
dersigned, as administrator of the es
tate of Michael Shannon, sometimes
known as M. S. Shannon, deceased,
to the creditors of, and all, persons
having claims against said decedent,
to present them, with the proper
vouchers, within six months from the
date of this notice, to the undersigned,
at his office in Cordova, Alaska.
Dated at Cordova, Alaska, January
21, 1921.
J 22, 29—F 5, 12. 19.
(From McCarthy News)
The recent interview given by CoL
Gatwals to the Cordova Daily Times
| regarding the plans of the coming sea
son for road work in this division is
very gratifying, for it is seen that this
vicinity will get its share. The estimate
for the bridge alone is one hundred
thousand dollars, the department evi
dently being aware that in order to
develop the vast amount of mineral
on the other side of that treacherous
river, a vast amount must be allowed.
We have repeatedly mentioned this
subject in our columns, and now that
at last a real honest to good bridge
is on the estimates it seems too good
to be true. The future of our town de
pends on the building of trails and
bridges, and because of this we are
always optimistic even in these dark
days, when there isn't enough income
from the paper to pay the printer's
wages and buy the material.
The Heney building was purchased
this week by George Andersen. He is
having it thoroughly renovated as it
was badly damaged at the time of
the Faddis and McLellan fire in
July 1918,
The demarttl for Alaska grown hay
has been the cause of the importation
of a baler by Oscar Anderson of Long
Lake. He has grown nearly twenty
tons of very superior hay.
The biggest snowfall this winter
fell during last Sunday night, eighteen
inches of new beautiful snow greeted
the eyes of early risers on Monday
As the weather is much too cold
for dog mushers, it has been decided
by the judges that the race will bo
postponed till the weather breakp.
The Cope Building, which is one of
the best locations and buildings in
town, has been purchased by Mrs.
Frank Iverson, having purchased an
other cow, is now prepared to supply
the town with fresh milk.
Sadi Seltenrich has purchased Ai
Doze’s gasoline saw for use on his
ranch this summer.
ITohn Barrett has purchased the* Sul
livan cabin.

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