Rogers to accompany Post to Alaska
Roaers to Flu With Alaska to Scan SEATTLE, Aug. 6 (AP) Two famous cronies of the air Wiley Post and Will Rogers were nearly ready today to take off In Post's 'new monoplane fhr Alaska, the flrK Jump In the Plane's Journey to Siberia and Moscow. Unfavorable weather ahead and Post's' last-minute last-minute last-minute decision again to test pontoons with which he replaced wheels on the plane were expected to delay the start until tomorrow, lingers, who arrived here yesterday yesterday by plane from San Fran cisco, said he intended to accom pany the Posts to Alaska, probably probably as far as Juneau, but that he had no intention of continuing from Nome across Bering strait to Siberia. When Rogers first arrived, he parried all questions about Hying with the Posts, but finally disclosed disclosed that he was going on "the pleasure Jaunt." "I've never been to Alaska." Rogers said, "and as Wiley's a mighty good (Her, It's a good chance. I want to have a look at Post as Far as Mantasuka Colony the Matanuska colony while I'm north. I wnnt to see what the democrats have done to the re publicans." ANCHORAGE. Alaska, Aug. 6- 6- Don L. Irwin, manager of the Alaska rural rehabilitation corporation, corporation, said here today that 650 farmers throughout the United .Stales have applied recently to fill vacancies In the ranks of the Matanuska colonists. Some of the applicants, Irwin said, almost pleaded for a chance, advancing long experience "on farming frontiers" as reasons why they should succeed in the government's government's land settlement project. project. "These persons "want to take the place of any dissatisfied colonists colonists quitting or applying to quit the Matanuska colony," Irwin said. "The farmers represent every state and claim to know their business." business." Irwin said the names of all such applicants were being filed and I would form a basis for careful se lection 01 any luiure colonization movements.