Clipped From Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
FAIRBANKS FLIER RETURNS FROM HAVING TAKEN TWO MINERS TO WHJ) PART OF CANADIAN YUKON Four moose evinced interest but manifested no fear as Pilot Noel Wien maneuvered his airplane over a section of the Peel River area in the Canadian Yukon north of the Arctic Circle last Sunday in vain search for a cabin for which he had two passengers and a season's supply of food and mining equipment. "It is a wild, uninhabited country," Pilot Wien declared. "We could hot" locate the cabin, although George Hevert, its owner and builder, who left it only last fall, was a passenger in the plane with his partner, W. Schechert. Four Feet Of Snow "I finally brought the plane down on four feet of soft snow on the Bonnet Plume River, a tributary of the Peel. The landing place was thought by Hevert to be close to some 'of his placer mining ground, and about 10 miles from his cabin. "Four large Moose about a quarter of a mile from, where we land- i ed watched'the plane as it circled) eshert and their supplies left Fairbanks last Saturday. The plane that day 'landed m Dawson, where j customs duties and excise taxes i i were paid to the Canadian author- ! ities. The aircraft proceeded from, Bawscn to the Peel River district) Sunday. After discharging passengers and unloading- supplies at Bonnet Plume River, Pilot Wien took to the air and got back to Fairbanks Sunday night. Hevert is a retired member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Po- I lice. His recent trip to the States was his first visit to the outside in 26 years. He has spent several i years mining and trapping in the ! Peel River area. i Operated In Montana i Schechert has operated in mining in Alaska and Yukon Terri- i tory, on and off, for a number of I years. For the past few. years he ; has engaged in mining in Montana. ; Pilot Wien left in his plans to-. ' day for Allatana, Settles and Wiseman. He has as passenger Al West i for Settles, M^r. and Mrs. Joseph j Smith, Jr., who disembark at a i I lake at the head of the Wild River.! The plane took freight for Wise- j man. ! "~b-.;y Alaskan" | Old papers on sale at thp New;- ' Miner office. r "Bav- A will learn to make bread like mother- used to make." Wife: "Probably by the time ••-cu make the dough father used in the air while we looked for the j to make."-. cabin." . . . i ——"Buy Alaskan" Left Last Saturday- ... i Old papers for sale at the News- Pilot Wien.with Hevert and Sch- Miner.