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Oldest Newspaper In Alaska. The News of the Day In Pictures” Member of The Associated Press.
DEVOTED TO THE BUILDING OF A BETTER NOME AND THE SECOND ToVIJON. i NOME IS THE STRATEGIC WORLD FLIGHT AIR BASE—ESPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR COMMERCIAL AND MILITARY / VIATION THE NOME DAILY NUGGET VOL. 38. No. 288. NOME, ALASKA. Saturday, October 2, 1937. Per Copy 10ct» Black Tells Nation of Ku Klux Klan Japanese Warships & Planes Bomb Shanghai Area Soviets Want Franco-Spain Frontier Thrown Open HE GAVE I N to an im pulse. Publisher Rufus Woods of Wenatchee, Wash., had wanted to be a circus clown since boy hood. This summer he joined the sawdust trail for two weeks. President Roosevelt Admires Big Changes Grand Coulee Dam Roosevelt Not Comment Cn Black’s Speech: Knew of It (By The Associated Press) GRAND COULEE. Wn„ Oct. 2. i President Roosevelt inspected this greatest of concrete structures in the world, today. He arrived at Ephrata at 8:30 this morning, and breakfasted be fore the two-hour, 70 mile drive to the dam. | Acquainted with Speech The President was fully ac quainted with Justice Black’s speech made over the radio Iasi night, by his staff, but did not .comment one way or the other (whether he had listened to it, a: l ,vas reported out of order by hie j ;on James, who told about hirr j hearing it over a newsman's ra (die s.t. Conditions Changed At the dam, which he visited 'three years ago. he found tht ore hundred and seventy-eight million dollar structure, well or the way to completion, i Where he'saw desert and de | serted farmhouses on his firs! trip, he saw today a thriving cuntmunity, bustling with activ ity. (Continued on Page Two) JUSTICE BUCK BELONGED TOKU KLUX KLAN 15 YEARS AGO: SPEECH WAS SURPRISE Tells Nation He Belonged Once But Later Resigned WAS HANDED CARD SENATE (By The Associated Press) WASHINGTON D. C. Oct. 2. Justice Hugo L. Black, newest ap ; pointee to the U. S. Supreme . Court, taking the place left vac ant by the resignation of Ju_t ice Van Devanter, last night te l. 'the nation over a country-w;d< radio hookup. that he once joined i !iie Ku Klux Klan. but later re j signed. Accused Being Intolerant He charged that an effort was I being made to convince the Am erican public that he was pre judiced. intolerant, and against the Jewish, Catholics and negro i peoples. Cites His Record "I believe that my record as a United States Senator refutes ev . cry implication of racial or re ligious intolerance. I shows that II was of that gr tup of liberal enators who have consistently f light for civil, economic and re '■ l.gious rights for all Americans, without regard for race or creed. • Insinuations of racial and re ligious intolerance that have . b made concerning me, war; b s'd on the fact that I joined the a illux Klan about 15 years ago. ' I did join the Klan. I later re signed, and I never rejoined. ' What appeared then, or what appeals now on the records of that organization I do not know." The Seriate Incident I never have considered and I do not now consider, the unsolic ited card given me shortly after my nomination in the Senate, as a membership of any kind in the u Klux Klan. I never used it. I I (Continued on Page Two) IF IT'S BEAUTY YOU SEEK. go to Virginia, says Film Producer William A. McGuire of Hollywood who found his answer to a prayer for a lovely woman for the production “Rosalie” in tho 014 Dominion. She’s Katharine Aldridge from Lyells, Va„ a former model. Photographic com petition convinced him, declared McGuire, that Virginia has more good-looking girls than any other state. It’s a veritable land of milk and honey Judging from Miss Aldridge’s looks. “The Crucible*’ Unofficial bulletin for the Nome Headquarters of the Territorial Department of Mines Assayed by Aben Shaliit Fourth Pouring Nome, Oct. 2, 1937 Howdy. If your partner split his head open, would you apply a tourniquet around his neck to stop the bleeding? If you would, and your shaft isn't down to bedrock yet, better see H. B. Humphreys of the Fed eral Bureau of Mines Safety De partment. Monday night at the City Hail. Mr. Humphreys, whc has been conducting a school on safety measures at Little and Center Creeks, will give the same course in town for the benefit oi local miners and prospectors whc were unable to attend the form er courses. Here is your oppor tunity to learn what to do—and what not to do, before you call the doctor. Seriously, a life or a limb may be saved through your knowledge of the proper first aid measures to take during an em ergency. Bringing the above information to your attention is my good deed for today. Now, as to the prog ress at the assay shop: part of the equipment arrived on this boat, the rest will come on the last sailing. If it is all up to the standard set by this shipment, we will have a nice outfit here. Bring your samples in early if you are in a hurry to get the results—they will be done in the order in which they are receiv ed and they’re coming in fast. I'm doing the lodes around Nome for the next few weeks, so if you have an interesting prospect let me know and I’ll try to arrange to see it and cut a few samples. In order to settle some of the Tuestions which have been asked here lately. I am quoting the fol lowing legal opinions pertaining to lode mining in the territory. The Federal mining law reads: "No location of a mining claim shall be made until the discov ery of the vein or lode within the limits of the claim located". This simply means that a dis covery is absolutely necessary to support a lode location. There are no acts which limit the number of lode locations that may be made, consequently one may locate as many lode loca tions as he desires, but each lo cation requires a separate dis covery. The placer law only all ows 40 acres per individual per month, but the number of 20 (Continued on Page Hum) CHINESE AND JAPANESE FIGHT TO STANDSTILL ON FIFTH DAY OF BATTLE NORTH SHANGHAI _ «> NO GAINS RECORDED (Bv The Associated Press/ SHANGHAI. Oct. 2. — Chinese and Japanese forces fought each other to a standstill in the fifth, 1 day of their battle for Shanghai’s! j north station, where the Chinese1 dine is anchored close to the in-: ternational settlement. Warships Take Part The Japanese warships in the VVhangpoo river blanketed the area with a barrage of shells,' ! while Jap planes .dropped bombs, which demolished structures in the section. Stop Japanese— At Chapei. the Chinese strongly i hell the Pantheon Theatre ag ainst Japanese thrusts. They stall ed Japanese tanks with tornup rails and mowed down the Jap dmese infantry with machine guns The Japanese officers at Peip ! ing reported that the conquest vf Shangtung province had be I gun with the capture of Snag luan, resulting in the collapse of i Chinese resistance there. — Soviets Demand Opening Border To Admit Arms : _ (By Tlu? Associated Press) LONDON, Oct. 2, —The Soviet Union was reported to have de manded the abandonment of the entire Spanish non-intervention THE DRAGON THRONE at Peiping, China, may be occu pied by Emperor Kang Teh (above) of Manchoukuo in a Japanese restoration of the im perial court. I ! scheme in order to permit ship ment of arms and volunteers to bolster the forces of the Valen ’ eta government. It was reliably learned that the Russians, in a note to Lord Plymouth, chairman of the Non Intervention Committee, urged that the Franco-Spanish frontier be thrown open to such help. ADDING SWEETNESS to the countenance of Mrs. Ger aldine Spreckels, wife of Adolph Spreckek, Jr., of the wealthy Cali | fornla sugar family is Makeup Artist Jack Pierce. The comely heir i ess was recently awarded a movie contract by a Hollywood studio.