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WASH IMGTON, Feb. 28. (JP)
The House today passed the res
olution bo abolish the lame duck
sessions of Congress, by a vote
of 289 to 93. The bill now goes
to the Senate and must be then
approved by three-fourths of the
states, as provided for constitution
al amendments.
It proposes to drop the short ses
sion after the November elections,
•permitting Congress to be seated
January 4th instead of thirteen
months later, and the inauguration
of the President on January 24th.
This resolution substitutes for
Norris' resolution passed six tim
es by the Senate, with an amend
f meat sponsored by Ijongwortb, to
terminate the second annual session
within four months. The amend
ment carried 230 to 148.
Longworth left the chair during
the dis-cusaion. one of the few
times he has done such a thing
in all the time- he has occupied the
the same, to argue for the Amend
ment. warning that Congress could
l)p in session perpetually, if the
amendment were not included.
^ which make* way tor political coo
ven t ions and campaigns.
! *
WASHINGTON. Fab 28. (fl») —
Judge Clark contended that the
HMghteenth Amendment should have
been submitted to state conventions
for ratification, rather than to the
state legislatures.
Despite his contentions and ir
regardles-s. of popular or other
opinion, the Supreme Court ruled
that his views were untenable, and
fhat the government had previous
ly argued and disposed of the
Attorneys against, argued that
the amendment was invalid, and
claimed, that in amendments grant
ing new powers to the federal gov
ernment over the people it must
be submitted direct to the people
(Thief Justice HugTtes withdrew
from the ca*e because he had not
taken part in the briefing of the
previous prosecution case, which he
(intended disqualified him.
The decision was delivered by
Judge Roberts before a crowded
court room. He said that Coagresa
had been granted complete juris
diction tK> decide the mode of rat
ification and had the right to re
fer the amendment to the legisla
Roberts in casting the decision,
i:fated that though the attorneys
for the Clark decision had stated
the amendment took the power aw
av from the people which no other
did, said that in the opinion of the
court, the 13 th, 14th and 3 9th
amendments did the same.
Roberts said that the national
prohibition cases in 1920, the court
had proclaimed the validity of the
amendment, and was now re-iterat
ing its position. The decision, fur
thermore, was unanimous.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Feb.
26. (/P)—More than one hundred
and eighty persons were killed in
the Fiji islands :n the worst hur
ricane and flood which has visit
ed that section in recent years.
Such was the story reported here
by the crew and members of the
government boat, on their arrival
here from Suva, in the Fiji Islands.
They said t/hat the hurricane a
few days ago blew the train off
•the rails- at Lautoka. causing num
erous casualties. The beacon light
at Naddie was also blown down by
the hurricane, which was felt along
a narrow path, all the way across
the island group. Other parts of
the country were unaffected
UNDATED, Feb. 28, j^) ~Com
munh?t riots occurred in a dozen
European cities as jobless observed
“Unemployment Day".- Employees
were prepared and nowhere did
demonstration get out of hand.
Factory han orating in Moscow
$con found that they were regard
ed as suspects and ceased. Berlin
saw several small riots. The na
tional guard held peace in all of
the French factory towns. Spec
ial precautions were taken in Spain
where the government is undergoing
a remodelling. Reporta firom It
aly indicated that less than forty
Phtsoos were injured in the streets
throughout the country
train wreck
MOBILE. Alabama. Feb. 28. (£>)
—Engineer Arthur Ingleam, a neg
ro fireman, and J. N. Vaugn. bag
gage master, were killed when the
locomotive and combination bag
gage car of a Louiserville, Nashville
train pdunctd throu an open draw
bridge. No passengers were re
ported injured or killed, but a <’are
ful check is being made to »ee
any of the passengers were in the
club car next to the engine. The
accident has so far been unexplain
ed. It occurred sometime last night.
Passenger Flights
$10.00 For 30 Mile
Trip around Nome
Alaskan Airways
Fairchild Plane
Make Reservation* at Office Before
11 O’Olock
The public meeting anil smoker
Thursday evening under the aus
pices oi the Northwestern Alaska
Chamber of Commerce, for the
purpose of hearing suggestions for
legislative needs in this section,
was well attended and much eu
husiasm resulted.
President G. R. Jackson called
the meeting to order and in tilting
.emarks welcomed all present and
mnounced the purpose of the meet
ng. after which he stated that
Vice President Th’os. D. Jensen
would act as chairman of the meet
ing. Mr. Jensen in taking the chair
stated that he knew from experience
that legislative needs presented to
t'he legislators thru the Chamber
of Commerce had been of great
help in obtaining needed legisla
tion at Juneau.
Secretary Polet read a lengthy
report on the chamber's past ac
hievements as well as new activities
for its con. ideratiou, touching on
all legislative needs and things of
vital importance to this section of
Alaska. His report is to large to
go into detail in order to thorough
lv understand the scope of the
many projects undertaken, but we
are informed that the Chamber has
I under consideration the puldica
I lion of a circular containing legis
I lative needs, which will be issued
[as soon as the committee can com
pile same. Therefore, due to the
volume of the reports we deem it
advisable to wait until the Cham
ber has had time to prepare the
matter for publication.
Educational matters were dis
cussed at length, and the idea of
interesting the territory in a local
divisional high school at Nome
was the paramount issue, many of
those present giving their views,
till of which were fa vp rattle to the
obtaining of better educational
A lengthy letter read by Secre
tary Polet signed by James W.
Stewart of Monument Greek, deal
ing in more and better roads, was
i presented.
! Wm. A. Oliver, president of the
| Northern Air Transport and Chief
Pilot and Operations Manager S.
i E. Robbins of the Alaskan Air
ways, presented a letter outlining
j the needs of legislation in the way
| of further appropriations for the
I numerous landing fields in this
'section. Fields mentioned as need
ing immediate improvements are
Nome, Teller, Pilgrim Springs,
Peering, Keewalik, Kotzebue, Ko
buk. Council, Golovin, Unalakleet,
Marshall, Taylor, Shaktoolik. The
fields It was stated were inadequate
to the needs of air transportation
and the larger ships now being
used, and that only thru safe and
suitable landing fields can we hope
to reduce the cost of air service.
W. J. Rowe, chairman of the
roads and trails committee, show
ed the vital need of more road
(Continued on Page Five.)
veterans bill
j WASHINGTON, Feb. 27. (/P)—
i President Hoover vetoed the Veter
• an'e> Loan BUI, aud in a message
to Congress called the legislation on
i this bill “unwise from the stand
point of the veterans themselves,
|and unwise from the standpoint of
jail the people.''
j He said that the bill proposes
!a potential rash outlay cf a mil
j lion seven hundred thousand dollars
jand if all of the veterans apply the
| output would total above thirty
three million dollars, and there is
J not that amount in the treasury
j which can bo appropriated as a com
plete cash outlay without the gov
ernment either borrow 7 or get
ting the money through? .^me «ale
of reserve funds and securities,
therefore the president said, he is
not in favor of the bill and conse
quently vetoed it.
Administrator Hines made a state
ment that be expected over one bil
lion dollar- to be drawn..
| Drought victims, and those of
| unemployment, said Hoover in l.H
i\eto message art* be ng treated un
fairly by this bill, which provide--.
11Hi.t the veterans can realize ac
tual cash from the government when
• they are in need. They will wan',
a slice of money too, and “I am
I absolutely against the Federal
| Treasuiy being opened to allow for
ja thousand purposes or more, when
1 at the present time it should be
considered as endeavoring to br'u.z
about an increase in national busi
I nes>. to relieve the terrible condi
tion into which unenuployme-t has
House Overrides Veto
WASHINGTON. Feb. 28, (JP)—
1 The House over-rode Hoover's veto
[of the Veteran’s Loan Bill by a
[vote of 328 to 79, within an hour
of the receipt of Hoover’s veto,
j The Senate agreed to vote at li
a.m. Friday. Representative Til
[son attempted to have the veto sus
tained by offering a substitute ap
plying the bill to only the needy
veterans, but was shouted down
$ 1.25
SMVed From 4 to 7:3rt P. M.
by the gallery and by vote of the
Senate Override-* Veto
WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, (#>—
The Senate over-rode Hoover’s veto
by a vote of 7G to 17, sixteen re
publicans and one democrat voting
to sustain the veto.
Some of the veterans were in
line waiting for Senate action, al
though administrator Hines refus
ed to give his official opinion He
said he thought all certificates must
be at least two years old before
being eligible to cash. The law
became effective immediately after
the Senate voted, and loans started
five minutes after new» of the Sen
ate vote was made public.
SEATTLE, Feb. 26. (>P)—Judge
James Wickersham. delegate-elect,
arrived here today on his way to
Washington, D. C-. He declared
the recent five hundred thousand
dollar cut In the Alaska Railroad
fund was "killing the goose that
Jayed the golden egg. People in
Alaska are already required to pay
the highest rates anywhere under
the American dag. and to increase
them will be to put an unfair handi
cap on them and retard the devel
opment of the Territory.
“The territory of Alaska since
1867 has exported $1,762,968,496
in fish, fur and minerals and im
i-fted 1907.873,941 worth of pro
ducts which makes the trade more
than two and a half billion doll
ars, a huge smra to be taken from
a wilderness by a few thousand
pioneers, but this ia a mere trifle
to the great stream of wealth that
w M flow into the United States if
the development is unimpaired.“
Wlckersham will have no duties
as delegate until nexit December
unless a special session is called,
but he intends to go to Washington
in a few weeks by way of Calif
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, (JP)—
Senator Sheprv*rd of Texas, today
introduced legislation to put the
manufacturers and fruit growers,
ii-nder the restrictions of the Vol
stead Act. He offered an amend
ment striking out the sentence in
the Volstead Act which the manu
facturers of grape concentrates
claim authority for their products.
The sentence referred exempted the
home manufacturing of cider and
Print juices but said they should
be sold or delivered by persons
permitted in the vinegar manufac
Bio city ordinance prohibiting
ilogs running loose on the streets
between the hours of 7 a.m. and
9 p.m. will be rrtrictly inferred.
By Order of Police Committee
Chief of Police

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