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The Nome nugget. (Nome, Alaska) 1919-1934, May 20, 1922, Image 1

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Nome is the Distributing Center and Gateway to Northern Alaska OIL FIELDS
*p»s« THE NOME NUGGET
c UNCONTROLLED—A NEWSPAPER DEVOTED TO THE BI»T LNTEKKHT OF THE PEOPLE—UNC ONTKOLLAHLE. )
VQ1AJMK atH No. H
NOME. ALASKA SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1922.
Delivered by Carrier or MailodL
.$1.00 per Month
HARDING OBJECTS TO OPPOSITION
RUSSIANS ADVISED TO ABANDON REPUDIATION
OLD GUARD REPUBLICANS
CONCERNED OVER
PINCHOT VICTORY
WASHINGTON. May 19—Following in the footsteps of Albert
Beverage who defeated Senator New for the nomination for Senator from
Indiana, the victory of Gifford Pinchot has dealt the old guard republi
cans a blow which is already causing the administration much concern
President Harding had requested confidence in his administration by the
election and return of old line republicans, but the electorate have failed
to fall in line.
PINCHOT DENIES RUMOR OF PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRATIONS
PHILADELPHIA, May 20—Gifford Pinchot, successful candidate
in the primary election gubernatorial contest, denied that he has any
thought of running for the presidency two years jience. He added “I
only want to go from the governor’s chair with the good wishes of ray
constituents.” *
WIDOW OF .ROOSEVELT CONGRATULATES PINCHOT
PHILADELPHIA, May 20—Pinchot received a majority of abou<
ten thousand votes in the primary election. Mrs. Theo. Roosevelt
widow of the late ex-president, sent a telegram to Pinchot in whir
says: “Hurrah for Pennsylvania, your friends are delighted.”
GEORGE ADVISES RUSSIANS TO ABANDON THEIR DOCTRINES
GENOA, May 20—The keynote of all remarks at the final session
of the conference was one of friendship and earnest desire to help Russia.
Lloyd George pointed out to Russian Soviet representatives the unfor
tunate effect their famous mcmorandu/la had had on the world. He
also told them that if they wished for success at the Hague they had
better abandon their eloquent presentation of the doctrine of repudiating
their debts.
Baron Hayashi, of Japan, agreed with Lloyd George in declaring
that great good had been accomplished by the conference.
POWERS ASSENT TO LLOYD GEORGE POLICY NON-ADDRESSIOX
GENOA, May 20—Powers meeting in plenary session gave their
assent to the proposal of Lloyd George for an eight month truce for Europe
and the Fir East. #
SOUTHERN MOBS
TAKE LAW INTO
OWN HANDS
Dividsboro. Ga», May 20—A mob burned Chas. Atkina, a fifteen
year oM negrof for the alleged murder of Mrs. Elizabeth Kidchens. a
bride of six weeks. Atkina in hia confession complicated John Henry
Tfeywry, another negro, for whom the mob and sheriff party are now
eearttiing.
MOB AGAIN TAKES LAW INTO ITS OWN HANDS
TEXARKANA, Texas, May 20—Hullen Owens, a negro, was taken
from Jail in Miller County, Arkansas, where he had been confined for the
murder'of R. C. Choate an Arkansas policeman and lynched. Owens
killed Choate in attempting to escape after having been taken from jail
to show authorities, as he said, where be had hidden stolen goods. .On
the way to the cache be pulled a revolver from a refuse pile and killed
the officer.
ADDITIONAL TBLEGRAPH NEWS ON PAGE TWO
W ILli I K SPILLS T II E II E A S S
A small clique of malcontents have initiated u movement to 4
to establish another newspaper in Nome. In the furtherance of H
this scheme/they have enlisted the services of W. V. McGuire, the •i
well known political acrobat. However. Willie spilled the beans H
He lost a copy ol' a telegram that he sent to one Tom McGann dated H
the'eleventh day of this month, which copy was found by a friend *1
of the Nugget. • 4
In selecting Tom McGann, the King of Malcontents, to act as i
Editor-in-Chief anjJ, General Manager of this nascent sheet, rare H
judgment was displayed. Tom. it will be remembered, was an 4
1 ardent disciple of Karl Marx when he mined on Jess Creek, and H
■ with equal ardor toadied to "high sassiety" while he occupied the •!
1 position of Clerk of the District Court. <
• Of course, from a business standpoint, there is not room for 4
• two newspapers in Nome. Nor is there room in Nome or any *i
• other camp in Alaska for a strictly partisan paper to the exclusion *1
> of an INDEPENDENT paper. An Independent Newspaper in any •
• community is a thorn in the side of him. be he public official or, 4
• private citizen, who would endeavor to subvert the public weal. •
> This is particularly true in the Northland where we are more or •
• less isolated. It is a powerful instrument for the maintenance •
• of public justice and the prevention of official malfeasance. •
- The NOME NUGGET is an INDEPENDENT paper in the full «
» sense of the term. Our columns are open to all to publish any «
• thing they see lit. but our Editorial columns‘are not for sale -nor «
» can they be controlled by any clique or faction. We shall never •
• hesitate to expose an official abuse, be the author of that abuse
• whom he may. We shall be fair to all and partial to none.
■ Editorially, we lay no claim to infallibility. In the last analysis
• our conduct, like the public conduct of all. must stand the acid
> test of public opinion.
• If those who are behind this journalistic venture would come
out in the open, the public could readily ascertain their motives
and determine what axe they had to grind. With the possible
exception of Mr. Polet. whose name appears in the telegram, the i
other few are hiding behind Catspaw Extraordinary. Willie McGuire.*
We have not an objection in the world to another newspaper •
being started in Nome. But if Willl^,McGuire entertains the idea «
• for a moment that he can use his influence as. a Federal Official «
• in the local Land Office to divert business from this paper to the *
• one to be managed by his former boss, he had better forget it. 1
^ WE AND OTHER CLIENTS WONT STAND FOR IT ! Further «
> more, we have in Nome a complete printing plant, a duplicate of
h our present plant, which we would be happy to sell to this or any
h other outfit, and at a reasonable figure.
The following i8 a copy of a telegram sent to Torn McGanu by
W. C. McGuire:
May 11, 1922. Nome, Alaska.
W: J. McGann, 5429 Cedar Ave., Philadelphia, Pa.
Communicate Thomas McGann following. . mmirous friends
anxious learn plans for summer reference newspaper plant . Ex
pression from business men candidates for election indicate large
support., this is opportune time.. Polet has withdrawn support
from Nugget. . much pending land office business available
some local capital securable if desired answer Frawley Seppala
W. C. McGUIRE.
A carbon copy of this telegram was found and its contents
communicated to the Publisher of the Nugget.
KMxXAL CORPS BOYS ACCU8BD FAMELY
» Shortly after W. C. McGuire received information that the 4
Nugget, was in possession of a copy of the telegram that he sent 4
to be forwarded to Toni McGann, an employee of the District 4
Clerk’s Office called at the local telegraph office and stated that 4
the Nugget must have received a copy of the McGuire wire there 4
or at the Radio Station. This accusation was resented by the 4
Officer in Charge. In the meantime McGuire made search for his' *
copy of the message and was unable to find it. This precipitate *
accusation was entirely unwarranted. During the entire time that 4
thg Signal Service has been on Seward Peninsula. Nome never had 4
a better or more honorable and efficient corps of officials and men 4
■ than t^ose that grace the Signal Service quarters.^ 4
ITALIAN HOSPITAL SWEPT BY FIRK
ROME. May 19—Nineteen persona were burned to death yesterday
rhen Spirito Hospital, near St. Peters, was swept by fire.
RUSSIANS WILL NOT
TRUST MEMBERS OF
LEAGUE OF NATIONS
GENEVA, May 19— Soviet delegates to Genoa informed the
League of Nations that Russia desires to join the League if the Genoa
conference is successful from a Soviet view point. Russians said if Genoa
I' conference failed. Moscow would continue its policy of opposition to
the League, taking the stand that Russia expects nothing from an organi
i zation composed of countries with which she is unable to reach agree
Ul SSIANS WILL HOLD COl'XTEK CONFERENCE
CONSTANTINOPLE. May 20 It id announced from Angora that
a General Conference of Eastern Nations, including all those excluded
from the Genoa Conference, will be held at Moscow in June, this year.
MOTORSHIP OZMO ~
BEING TOWED
INTO ASTORIA
9 MARSHFIELD. May 18—According to a radiogram from the
steamer Lapurisina to Englewood naval radio station here the disabled
motorship Ozmo is in tow of the steamer Daisy and being brought into
Coos Bay harbor, despite the heavy fog prevailing along the coast.
The entire crew consisting of Captain Worth and seventeen mem
bers are aboard. The radio stated that the rescue steamer Williamette
got lost in the fog while on its rescue mission.
SEATTLE. May 19—Further reports indicate that the Ozmo was
picked up by the Daisy as sh» was about to be dashed on the rocks,
having been lost tor four hours by the Williamette. The Daisy with her
tow now appears to he headed for Astoria instead of Marshfield
For the last twenty three hours there has been great suspense
but the crew is safe and the vessel likely will remain aflloat, though the
hold wells are filled with water.
OZMO EXPECTED TO ARRIVE ASTOIUA TODAY
ASTORIA May 20—Disabled motorship Ozmo, in tow of the steam
er Daisy, is expected to arrive at this port today.
HARDING OBJECTS
TO OPPOSITION
JAPANESE TRIP
WASHINGTON. May 20—President Harding is lined firmly against
the Senate controversy being waged over the trip of the navy transport
Henderson. It is proposed to send the Henderson to Tokyo with Anna
polis graduates of the class of 1881 to attend class reunions. The con
templated pleasure jaunt is being sponsored by Admiral Baron Urius, a
class mate -of the members. Congress has taken a stand against the
groposed trip, but Harding gives the project his approval.~
A BIRTIOXAAj TEL3GBAPH XSWS ON PAGE TWO

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