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The Homer homesteader. (Homer, Alaska) 194?-19??, November 10, 1947, Image 2

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orven & omesteader
Published by W. 6. Lenson
In the interci
of the community
"Give me the right word and the night accent and I will move the world"
Joseph Conrad
It is granted by all sides, in
the controversy over steamshi rates,
that population is necessary
volume for the transportation companies
owever nothing is beim: done about
We drove up on the hill road the.
other day to deliver some provisions
to a remote homestead back near Olsen
mountain. As we stoshed along in the
mud almost to the axes on our tractor
we were wishing that we had some of
our congressional investigators along
side of us in the tractor seat. we
would like to have asked him or them
how they would like to settle out in
that God forsaken country without
roads or telephone connections with
We would like to have asked them
how they could expect newomers to
come here and settle Alaska.
At present the authorities want
to see the population first before
they build roads, but the settler is
getting wary and he wants to see the
roads before he is interested in
settling incle Sam wants ├║laska to
a raw country,
bear the brunt of the next beari & arbor
he better get busy now and breed roads
and more roads and do it lass unless
roads are forthcoming in the
future, we are going to lose, not only
potential settlers fut the ones who
are alreadh on the land.
For sale; a well built log cabin,
on a good permanent stream of water.
Concrete chimney, good chinking job
Corrugated iron roof.. I eavy cook
See Benson.
The old sourdough says;
"Transportation is
method of defense"
The Kilchers are
NEWShelorted as having
a new baby boy, born
in Switzerland.
be will have two new
Ca radios for scr
as soon as float arrives. One is
a storage battery soit voit.
See Bellsole.
1.C. Pritnam made a visit to
Anchorage for his engine check
up on his wheel plane.
Owond Futton shiped in c used
con from Anchorage which he will
use as a taxi.
Jim Steele is iuilding a cabin
on his homestead out the west
tov Smith is building on c garag
to his residence.
The C-C-A are putting in a
bunied cabic over the siough roa
This will remove a hazard to
planes conding on the lake.
For scie; Chests-tables- choir
breakfast sets.
Finish and boat tumber and nour
ing. See
2x bs
2x 8s
For sute; 2xls
Shipl p-┬▓ 1x10's. If interested
see me at once....
The i. Streichs have arrived
home safety and are established
near their ad home. Then exhect
to build a new fome in the near
The stormy weather is o reminder
to get in our fuel, stop up the
toaks around the windows and

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