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DEVOTED TO THE BUILDING OF A BETTER NOME AND THE SECOND !M\ ISIOPi. NOME IS THE STRATEGIC WORLD FLIGHT AIK BASF—ESPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY AVIATION THE NOME DAILY NUGGET VOL. 37. No. 29. NOME, ALASKA, Tuesday, February 4, 1936 Per Copy Ten Cents H. Gillam’s Plane Salvaged Water SEEKS CRUSH VICE RING EASTERNSTATES Mussolini Confers Witn Defense & Grand Councils , J1 - . ____—— - Seeking Crush Vice Ring East Holding Women (By The Associated Press) New York, Feb. 4, —Fed eral agents worked with police in Eastern cities to crush a highly organized vice mob operating in three states with an estimated an nual take of twelve million dollars. The ring, officers said, were reported to be hold ing two thousand women virtually slaves, in more than two hundred hovels. U of Washington Wins Basketball From Oregon S. (By The Associated Press) Corvallis, Feb. 4, — The University of Washington trounced Oregon State basketballers by a score of 51 to 33. The Beavers were defend ing their northern division title. They trailed 28 to 18 at half and then lost 51 to 33 at the end. The Huskies recorded their seventh suc cessive win. Passes Dimond Bill (By The Associated Press) Washington, Feb. 4, — The House passed and sent to the Senate the Dimond bill reducing from eighty to 60 days, the time limit for filing adverse claims, in stituting suits against min eral entries. Is New Manager (By The Associated Press) Anchorage, Feb 4, Ken neth Neese today became t manager of the Star Air Service, succeeding L. Mc Gee, who is going mining on the Koyukuk River ********** * NOME BRASS BAND * * Practice Wed. 7:30 PM. * * CITY HALL * * All Members Urged To * * Attend * ** * * * ***** REPORT DEMO. CONVENTION SEWARD MADE PUBLIC: LONG PLATFORM WAS ADOPTED 1936 Hard Fight Waged on Floor of Convention for Abolition of Fish traps—Atty. Donohoe Leader in Affray—Vote To Abolish Them It was until 4 o’clock Sunday morning, Jan 19 when the labors of the delegates to the Democra tic Convention at Seward survey ed their labors and called them good. One of the outstanding events of the convention was the bitter fight over abolition of fish traps. led by Attorney Tom Don ohoe. to whose credit the victory belongs. He was assisted on the floor of the convention by Martin Harrais and Michael Haas, both Valdez men. The Juneau delega tion was outstanding in the fight to keep the traps, but for two hours a bitter fight raged, the vie tory ending with the antis. A resolution was introduced providing for the "gradual” elim ination of the traps,but an amend ment introduced by Thomas M. Donohoe. urged their elimination without the obnoxious word “gra dual” appearing in the resolution. The word “gradual” was insert ed by M. E. Monagle. a Juneau delegate. II. H. McCutcheon arose and stated that the word was too elastic and covered too much latitude. Telegrams were received troin the Cordova Fishermen’s Union and the Cordova Democratic club urging the platform incorporate abolishment of fish traps. The platform, section by sec tion was read, and adopted with out argument, each section being explained by John Pegues, plat form chairman, Jos. Hofman in troduced a resolution commend ing the U. S. Coast Guard Service which was adopted. The convention reconvened at 3 o’clock Saturday and listened to a report of the nominating committee, which named the fol lowing: National Committeeman, John A. Hellenthal of Juneau. National Committeewoman.Mrs Wm. A. Holzheimer, of Juneau. Chairman of National Central Committee, A. A. Shonbeck, of Anchorage. Members of the Central Terri torial Committee:— First Division, M. E. Monagle, Alice Coughlin, Juneau; R. E. Hardcastle, Mrs. W. L. Martin cuf Ketchikan. Second Division, Tom Gaffney, Trial Murderer Walter Liggett At Minneapolis (Bv The Associated Press) Minneapolis, Feb. 4, — Mrs Walter Ligget,'collap sed after a dramatic court session here today, in which she testified her cru sading editor husband, Wal ter Liggett could not have been slain December 9, un less Governor Olson per mitted it. Olson is recuperating from an operation at Roch ester. He said he had. no statement to make regard ing the trial of Isadore “Kidd Cann” Blumenfield, for the murder of Liggett. The court recessed until ■omorrow. Howard Lyng, Nome; Mrs. Never Shephard, Mountain Village; and M s. John Herbert, of Candle. Third Division, H. N. Wilson, Cordova; P. C. McMullen, Sew ard; Nell Scott, Seldovia; Mrs. Martin Harrais, Valdez. Fourth Division, Harry Ph 1 llips, H.M. Fenton, Mrs Blanche Burns, Mrs. F. DeLaVergne, all of Fair banks. Delegates to National Conven tion are as follows;—John W. Troy, Juneau; Art M. Chamberlin of Deering; Joseph W. Kehoe, of Seward;Harry Phillips, Fairbanks Tony Dimond, Valdez; and Wm. A. Holzheimer, Juneau. Alternates Delegates to the Na tional Convention are: J. J. Con nors, Juneau;Tom GafTney.Nome: James Campbell, Anchorage:John Powers, Eagle; C. J. Todd. Val dez; Wm. B. Kirk, Juneau. Afternoon Session. The afternoon session was not prolonged, adjournment taken un til 8:30 o'clock, followed by a banquet at Cameron’s Cafe. The committee asked for more time, and at 10 p.m. there was still copying to be done. At 1:15 a.m. the work of the convention was1 resumed and kept up until ten j minutes past four, when upon motion the convention adjourned. The Democratic Platform. Endorsement of administration leaders, President Roosevelt and (Continued on Page Two) News Letter Cape Prince Of Wales Received Nugget v Special Correspondence) Cape Prince of Wales, Jan. 18. Duncan McLean of Tin City was a visitor in Wales November 27th and 28th. He is spending the winter months in Nome. Charles Levan of Teller, was a Wales visitor on the first dog mail trip of his winter contract. On his return trip to Teller he left here November 23rd. The Primary Rhythm Band of the government school, made its initial concert 'on the evening of November 16th. Thanksgiving Day was observ ed with community activities.The evening of November 27th, a pro gram was given in the school. This was followed by a party at which the girls of the Cooking CLass served homemade cookies and coffee. On Thanksgiving Day a feast was held at the Presbyterian Mis sion. This was followed in the evening by native games and sports. A son was birn December Oth to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kiomeo. The boy was named Sherman. Mr. and Mrs. Dick Sereaslook are the proud parents of a daugh ter, Katie, born Dee. 21st. Paul Kaingnizina, aged 42. died December 3rd. Funeral services were held at the Presbyterian Mission. A native exhibit of Eskimo Art was held the evening of Decem ber 21 at the government school. Sheldon Keok left Wales Dec. 16 enroute to Nome where he spent Christmas with his mother. The temperature was rpild dur ing the Christmas holidays. On December 31st the thermometer registered 34 degrees above zero. So far 20 below has been the coldest experienced at Wales. It so happened that on Christmas day the thermometer was 4 de grees lower at Lincoln, Nebraska than it was at Wales, Alaska. The government school Xmas program was held at the Presby terian Mission the evening of Dec. 24th. This was followed by carol singing given by the Mis sion chorus. Santa Claus made his entry at the conclusion and distributed Mission gifts to all the members of the village. His pack was brot in on a tiny dog sled and drawn by a huge dog wearing reindeer horns. Santa Claus also visited the government school the morning of December (Continued on Page Two) Mussolini, Fearful Oil Embargo, Talks ()ver Further Sanetions W ith Councils (By Tho A-ssociated Press) Undated, Feb. 4, —Con fronted with the fear of further sanctions. Premier Mussolini conferred with the two highest advisory groups in Italy—the sup reme defense commission, and the Fascist grand coun cil, which will help him de cide his next step in the Ethiopian war, and the manner of fortifying the populace at home against privations which will re sult due to the shutting off of supplies from League members. Little was reported from 'he front today, although Italy claimed the Ethio pians had been defeated at Neghelli. The Ethiopians continued to claim an Eth iopian victory. Marshal Ba doglio reported that groups of native warriors were coming over to the Italian side, from the route of hos tile Ethiopian concentra tions in the Eliot region be tween Webbe Gestro and Webbe Shibelli. Save $2 by paying in ad vcpcr- for vour sub' ription Gillam’s Plane Salvaged From \\ ater Anchor. (By The Associated Press) Anchorage, Feb. 4, —Al though it was first believed that the Gillam plane was lost, rescuers succeeded in attaching ropes to the air plane to hold it against be ing washed away by the tide. It was believed that the plane could be salvag ed without serious damage when the tide went out. Those aboard the plane escaped with nothing more serious than wet feet. Metz ner, Travelair representa tive, chartered the airship to return to Anchorage from Cordova. His clothes and effects were submerg ed in the ship. Shortly after Gillam’s plane crashed, a telephone message from Potter said Pilot A. Lyle and passen ger of the Alaska Road Commission, were forced down on the tide flats there with engine trouble, and the plane was not damag ed nor the passengers hurt. They were coming to An chorage from Copper Cen ter, and their landing at Potter on the flats was pure luck, as they would have run into the same fog gy conditions which forced the Gillam crash. A tractor crew recovered Gillam’s plane from Cook Inlet late today with little i damage save torn fabric on the wing. Two Die Without Knowledge Other c (By l'he Associntrri Pn-ss> Los Angeles, F b. 4. — Mrs. Joseph Pollard, 73, wife of “Happy Jack” Pol lard. ex-prospeetor of Al ■iskr.-Mexico, died today, 1 'norrnt of the fact that her husband had died last Saturday grieving over her illness. ^ ey bad he ■ n married for five years and lived on a ’-inch in San i'crnardino County. A double funeral has been sat for Wednesday. Find In ne \ors i For ("ainer.esF n Terr, o" \laska (Gy The Assnc'ated P;p;s> Seattle. Feb. 4. — John L. Havey, Food. Drug Ad ministration Director for the Seattle station, announ ced today salmon canners will consider federal reg ulations to station govern ment inspectors in Alaska, Columbia River and Puget Sound canneries, at a pub lic hearing February 24th. Havey said the supervision was optional to the canners. Subscribe for The Nome Daily Nugget: $2 a month by carrier.