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Oldest Newspaper in Alaska.____Member of The Associated Press DEVOTED TO THE BUILDING OF A BETTER NOME AND THE SECOND DIVISION. NOME IS THE STRATEGIC WORLD FLIGHT AIR BASE—ESPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY AVIATION THE NOME DAILY NUGGET , _ . t ^_ <• ■ • • * | . . - ■ ■ ■ , .. VOLUME 35. NoTlM ~~ NOME, ALASKA. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 1934. Per Copy: 10 Cents. Three Infants Are Found In A Trunk GOV. IS AGAIN ASKED TO PARDON MOONEY • ' ;| ——— , ' —- - , . ■*— Fascist Plot To Make Gen. Butler Dictator Is False / ——————— ~ - *" ' THREE INFANTS TRUNK; LOCKED UP THERE SINCE SUMMER OF 1932 (By The Associated Press) NEW YORK, Nov. 21—Another trunk mystery came to light today upon the discovery of the bodies of three infants in a trunk which was checked into a Brooklyn warehouse on July 15th, 1932. The discovery of the bodies was disclosed by the police, ^Ivho early this afternoon arrested a woman who identified herself as Mrs. Ruby Clark, aged 36. The police said that she admitted the trunk belonged to her and that she had checked it in the ware house, but denied that she had known what it contained. Suspicious workmen finally open ed the trunk and made the find, and the police traced its ownership. MOCK MURDER TRIAL NEARING END: SEATTLE (By The Associated Press) SEATTLE, Nov. 21—Final State witnesses were heard today in the State’s case in the mockery trial of Charles Duke, an elderly landlord. The trial neared its end, with a visit to the scene of the shooting planned for the jury. The State expects to close its case today in which it seeks to convict Duke for the alleged slaying of Dr. Leon W. Squire, an osteopath. „ The death of Squire occurred fol lowing a long feud between Duke and the osteopath. They had been bitter enemies for months over oth er publicity for the past several weeks. REVENUE TAXES ON LIQUOR ARE MORE IN SEPT. (By The Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Nov. 21—Octo ber’s liquor drinkers paid the gov ernment three million dollars more taxes than in September, but the Internal Revenue as a whole drop ped off, from three hundred and seventy-nine million seven hundred and thirty-seven thousand, in Sep tember to two hundred and nine million, six hundred and ninety seven thousand dollars in October. This was in income tax collections. ' ’ ^ __J , 1 DECLARES MOONEY IMPRISONMENT WILL BE DANGER JUSTICE (By The Associated Press) — NEW YORK, Nov. 21—Raymond Moley, in an open letter to Governor Frank Merriam, of California, recom mended the pardon of Tom Mooney, “before the Supreme Court of the United States is compelled to enter on the task of establishing legal justice for a review of the case.” The letter appeared in the current issue of a magazine edited by Moley, who said he wrote “as a professional stud ent of crime and Justice.” He added thatjhe was forced to believe that “Mooney’s trial was tainted with perjury to such an important degree that his conviction before the court was not fair, in light ^f Anglo-American tradition and jurisprudence. “I believe you should pardon him because it is more im portant that the processes of Justice be maintained on an elevation untainted by error or corruption, than that a sin gle ‘menace to the peace of the State’ be kept behind the bars. “The suspicion is abroad in the land that Justice which is tainted is more dangerous to public peace than the liberty of a thousand bad men.” In view of the Supreme Court’s order that the State of California show within forty days why a review of the case should not be granted, this declaration may influence public opinion to such a marked degree, that Mooney may become a free man again. The Supreme Court about a week ago issued the order to' the State of California, commanding them to show cause why this review should not be made. Todate no answer has been forthcoming. FISHERMEN WILL GET UNDERWATER SUITS FOR HUNTING OF FISH FRENCH SCIENTIST PERFECTS EQUIPMENT FOR NIMROD FISHERMEN PARIS, Nov.—Equipment which will enable a person to walk along the bottom of the ocean and shoot fish has just been invented by a French scientist. Working in his laboratory, Colonel Le Prieur has constructed a 12-lb. diving apparatus which consists on ly of a light helmet, with two big goggle eyes, and a cylinder of com pressed air. The cylinder is worn around the waist and is connected with the headgear by a rubber tube that fits along the spinal column.' Dry Gunpowder. To eliminate the problem of keep ing gunpowder dry, the Colonel has perfected a compressed-air carbine which shoots steel arrows with the rapidity of a small machine gun. They are so thin that they slip thru the water like , elongated bullets. It is reported that once a fisher man-hunter gets accustomed to sub marine shooting his aim soon be comes as good as on terra firms. Light Equipment. The lightness of the equipment does not interfere with the move ment of the wearer, who can thus quickly bring his carbine into posi tion to take aim at a passing fish. A guage on the cylinder indicates the amount of air remaining. One filling is enough to allow a man to stay under water for approximately 25 minutes. Owing to the fact that pressure has not been taken into consideration, the diver cannot des cend to any very great depth. FOUR MEMBERS OF SHIP’S CREW ARE DROWNED % _ (By The Associated Press) ALPENA, Michigan, Nov. 21—Four members of the crew of the S. S. W. C. Franz were lost, following a collision in a fog, thirty miles south east of here on Lake Huron, with the S. S. Edward E. Loomis. The Franz sank and fourteen survivors from the crew were taken aboard the Loomis which is proceeding to ward here under her own power. She reported there was consider able water in her forward hold. FERA PROJECTS APPROVED FOR PAYMENT; FULL AMOUNT TAKEN Approval of several projects pro posed by the Nome Committee of the Federal Emergency Relief Ad ministration was received here from Acting Governor Griffin, Jun eau, Alaska. With this approval, the original $50,000.00 appropria ted has now become completely ob ligated. Projects ' made known some time ago arid the late ones take up thti f^l. ap^opiiation. Money is still on hand for direct relief this winter, in one of the pro jects. ' Wages and miscellaneous supplies used in the installation of the pres ent emergency fire system, which total $1,510.00 was approved. This includes the fire system which is now in use in the City of Nome. The pump, engine and pipe was borrowed from the Hammon Co., without cost, until a permanent sys tem is installed. * Approval was also granted 'from Juneau of the expenditure of money for 2,000 feet of two and one-half inch fire hose, received on the last boat. The cost of the hose, togeth er with couplings was $2450.00 which amount was approved. The installation of the new pump received on the last boat was au thorized and approved, installation expense to be $1,500.00. Items which could not be purchas ed under the FERA were the pump, engine, and siren. These, it is re ported, will be included in the esti mate along with other material, for a Public Works Administration loan Due to the fact that a consider able majority of drains in the burn ed area were destroyed, and that in the spring of the year, when the snow is melting, quantities of water will remain stagnant and in many cases destroy work completed this fall, a request was made for the construction of a temporary drain age system, consisting of several arterial drains to take care of this overflow of spring water. The re quest was granted and the drains are now being dug and constructed. The cost was placed at $3,720.00, which has been approved. One ar terial drain will be from First Ave nue north on Kings Way to the Weather Bureau. Another arterial has already been dug and complet ed, which connects on B street near the former Elite Bath House. A third drain was dug on Stedman avenue which will serve that sec tion. Approval of a project to obtain a sub-surface strata report of the ground on, and in the vicinity of the Federal Block, was approved, (Continued on Page Four) GENERAL BUTLER SAID OFFERED BE DICTATOR UNITED STATES GOV’T « __ (By The Associated Press) NEW YORK, Nov. 21—General Smedley Butler, re ported today, that the story of “The Fascist” plot to make him Dictator of the United States, was labelled as a “pub licity stunt” and devoid of all truth, by Gerald C. MacGuire, bond salesman, who was named by the former head of the Marine Corps, as the man who urged him to head a Fascist Army. Nevertheless, the Congressional Committee on Un American Activities, continued to investigate the charges of Butler, that he was approached by Wall Street brokers to head an army of half* a fuiLUon .former soldiers and others, to march on Washington, D. C., and seize the control of the government. General Bptler, although retired, continues to break into prominence in the most startling ways. His last spec tacular move was his indictment of Premier Mussolini and Cornelius Vanderbilt, over their accident when a small child was run down on a road in Italy, while the two men were out motoring. That sensational statement made at a- tense moment between Italy and tlie United States, resulted in an attempt to court martial the General, but due to the fact that they couldn’t obtain enough ranking officers to form a court mar tial board, Mr. Butler was allowed to apologize for his re marks. This latest story is .just hs romantic and imaginary, if not more so than his last one. To be dictator of the United States, would indeed be a large order. SIREN WILL WARN AIL BEACH WALKERS TIDE DANGERS AVOID SEA QUICKSANDS OF MONT SAINT MICHEL HAVE TRAPPED MANY VICTIMS PARIS, Nov.—Mont Saint-Michel, the most photographed French land mark, is to be provided with sirens against the peril of the sea. Debate on the advisability of. pro tecting strollers along the quick sands, incidentally, has led to the discovery that there is no sucfi\ thing as being swallowed up by j these ocean side bogs. Many an ancient Breton mariner, it was revealed, has been caught in quicksands and survived. The ques tion is one of time. Rarely is a man sucked down to above the waistline, because the subsoil is firm at that level, but many have been caught at a time when the tide was coming in and drowned. The danger is that of drowning' when the tide comes up from seem ingly nowhere, filling the vast rea ches of sand with furious torrents and treacherous eddies. Victims more often than not are visitors who start out for the his toric island of Tombelaine, and fool ed by their calculations of distance and time into being trapped by the tide. * Some, of course, are caught in quicksands and are unable to free themselves before the tide gets up to their chins. Seized with panic even if caught only up to their knees, they struggle frantically, and although it is not true that- they , sink into the sand, it is true that their methodless struggles prevent them from getting free. A siren on the hill, it is argued, would warn these travelers to turn back in time. It also is proposed to erect concrete ‘'islands” at various ^points for the protection of promen adcrs caught by the tide. MAN IN JAIL HANGS SELF BY BLANKET (By The Associated Press) SEATTLE, Nov. 21—Lupe Hamier 39 years old, hanged himself in the city jail last night, using a blanket, which he tied around his neck and then to the bars of his cell. He had been sentenced to serve thirty days in the jail, after plead ing guilty to the charge of being drunk and disorderly.