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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
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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
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Fascist Plot To Make Gen. Butler Dictator Is False
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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.
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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
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(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
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(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.

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