Fairbanks Daily News-Miner from Fairbanks, Alaska on February 21, 1951 · Page 8
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Fairbanks Daily News-Miner from Fairbanks, Alaska · Page 8

Fairbanks, Alaska
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Wednesday, February 21, 1951
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Page 8 — Fairbanks News-M'iner, Wednesday, .Feb. 21, 1951 Legislature Notebook , A NORTHERN NOTEBOOK By BOB De ARMOND At Jurs2au this evening the Pioneers of Alaska will start the 36th meeting of its Grand Igloo, a biennial affair that, in late years, has been held at Juneau on Washington's birthday in years when the legislature is in session. The Grand Igloo meeting, which combines business and a get-together of old-timers from all parts of Alaska, is held at this time and place for a couple of reasons—it is close to the birthdays of both the Pioneers of Alaska and of its imme- 'diate predecessor, the Arctic Brotherhood, and it is a time when many of the members are gathered at -Juneau for the legislature. " Yesterday was the 44th anniversary of the founding of the Pioneers ^and it is the youngest of a number of "fraternal societies that have been -built around pioneer residence in the North. It is also the only one that :is active in Alaska today. - There may have been earlier organizations of this kind tihan the >Sons of the Northwest, which held '-its first meeting at Sitka on March ',1, 1887, but if so they seem to have left no record. -'-' The Sons of the Northwest did not ^spread beyond Sitka and it existed "for only five or six years. ^Klondike Push ." Although the development of Inte- Tior Alaska is often considered to 'have started with the discovery of vthe Klondike in' August, 1896, the -fact is that people ' began moving 'into the upper Yukon valley many :.years earlier. The first ones arrived '-by the overland route from Northern, : Dog's Room, Board Is 'Trivial Matter' CHICAGO, Feb. 21, (fP)— Hyman Zussman protested in court when his wife, who is suing for. separate maintenance, asked that the family dog be included in his support payments. Zussman, 40, made no objection to his wife's plea for support for herself and their three children. But when his wife, Sally, also 40, asked to include the dog, Zussman suggested she sell it for his estimated $1,000 value. The dog, a 150-pound prize-winning Great Dane, eats like a horse, Zussman said. Judge Daniel A. Roberts, ordering Zussman to pay $45 a- week and rent for Mrs". Zussman and children, told the couple to settle "this trivial matter"—the dog's upkeep — among themselves. SOLONS DIFFER ON STATEHOOD (Continued From Page 1) all, Hawaii started its statehood move' earlier and has had its statehood convention," , Rep. Stanley McCutcheon CD- Anchorage) reaffirmed the Third division Democrats' stand for a larger Third division delegation to, a statehood convention—if and when. That was the issue in the hpuse memorial w;it to the senate committee which was given by U. S. Sen. CXMa- honey (D-Wyo!) as-a reason for delaying action on "Alaska - statehood hearings. McCutcheon Argues McCutcheon argued the 10 delegates for the Third division, which would be twice what any other division would have, is based on a historic principle. Legislators from other divisions contend that the representation plan might give the populous Third division a chance to control the convention. ^Canada to- trade for furs, and in Museum. -I860 prospectors went into the country over the Dyea trail. In the years ^following there was an ever increasing stream of them. |, The principal settlement of the ^region became Fortymile, on the Canadian side of the boundary. By 1892 "there were enough men there who •considered themselves old-timers to "organize the Yukon Order of Pio- jieers with Leroy Napoleon "Jack" son, Sitka, Circle City, St. Michael, Nome, Council City, Whitehorse, Eagle, Rampart, Treadwell, Fairbanks, Haines, Chena, Discovery, Ketchikan, Seward, Cleary, Vault Creek, Hot Springs and Fort Gibbon. The Arctic Brotherhood was very active for a dozen or more years, then went into a decline that lasted for another eight or ten years before it folded up entirely, a large part of its membership being taken over by the Pioneers of Alaska. . Local Nature Of a strictly local nature was the '87 Pioneers Association, formed at Juneau, on Jan. 25, 1908, with 169 charter members. A requirement of membership was arrival in the district prior to June 30, 1887, and since this was never changed the organization became self-liquidating. The original charter of the '87 Pioneers Association and pictures of the members are in the Territorial Lyng said in his statement that "it's important that more time-be taken to consider protests concerning several portions of the bill that don't at the present time meet with the approval of many Alaska legislators, most of whom are for state- "«"» ounce{ >' • Copper 7 tons, $^,m^ i^ 576); j Lead 150 tons, $37,500 $16,116); Alasjca's Gold Production Hits Nine Year High Point WASHINGTON, D. C...Feb. 21, , —Alaska's gold- output climbed last} year to the highest since'1942, the bureau of mines reported today. The increase ended at two-year decline and was largely responsible for a gain, iii the overall value oi' mineral output in the territory to $19,202,000 from $15,549,000 in. -1949. Increased Production Increased production also was reported for crude platinum-group metals, lead and silver. Copper and zinc—byproducts of other production—moved up slightly but remained minor. The report said the increased gold production came in the face of an unusually dry season which forced closure of several operations in the Yukon river basin and Seward peninsula. Individual production -and value for 1950 (with 1949 figures in parenthesis) included: Gold Increases Gold 282,866 fine ounces, $9,900,310 (229,416 ounces $8,029,560); Silver 48,478 ounces,- $43^875 (35,- Allocation Unjust He declared the application of a (51 tons, Yukon Order Although the Yukon Order of Pioneers and the Arctic Brotherhood were both active in Northwestern Alaska in 1907, the former was a little too exclusive and the latter, perhaps, was not exclusive enough. At that time the Y.O.O.P. required residence since 1896 and this automatically excluded from member•McQuesten as its first president. \ ship all of the men who came in ' One of the requirements for mem-! with the Gold Rush. On the other ibership in Y.O.OP. was residence in! hand, anyone with the price of the : the Yukon watershed- since 1883, but! initiation fee could join the Arctic 'in later years this date was moved .forward from time to time and the organization is still active in the '.Canadian Yukon. The Y.O.O.P. was also the fore•runner of the Alaska-Yukon Pio" jneers and its sister organization, the Ladies of the Golden North, which are active in Seattle. A rival outfit," the Forty Mile Pioneers Society, started late in 1395,. open to all those who had been in the region prior to 1888, but it does not seem to have lasted very long. Arctic Brotherhood The big gold rush of 1897-1898 seemed to call for an organization for the newcomers to'the North and the need was filled by the Arctic Brotherhood. The Arctic Brotherhood had its first informal meeting aboard the steamer City of Seattle, en route from Seattle to Skagway, on Feb. 26, 1899. Thomas W. Farnsworth was 'elected the first Arctic "Chief and the badges of the society, at that first meeting, were champagne corks for the officers and beer corks for the brothers not in office. The A. B. covered all of Alaska, Yukon Territory and British Columbia north of 54-40. Camp No. 1 was established at Skagway and the first -meeting there was on March 6, 1899. By May the membership was 311. 'Other camps were established, in the order named, at Bennett, Atlin, Daw- Brotherhood the moment he stepped off the boat from -Seattle or San Francisco. So, on Feb. 20, 1907, Igloo No. 1 of the Pioneers of Alaska was organized at Nome and the rolls were opened to those who had arrived in Alaska prior to Jan. 1, 1901. The new society flourished and spread. Igloos were established, in the order n^med, at Candle, St. Michael, Fairbanks, Ruby, Juneau, Valdez, Wiseman, Seward, Iditarod, Ophir, Skagway, Tanana, Takotna, An» chorage, Ketchikan, Nenana, Kodiak. Cordova, ^yder, Wrangell, Sitka, Chitna, McCarthy, Petersburg, McGrath and Dillingham. Lack of Population A good many of these because of lack of population to" support them or lack of interest, have ceased to exist, but in the larger centers the organization has grown, together with its sister society, the Pioneer Auxiliary. The qualification date has been moved forward from time to time to assure a constant potential of new membership and at the present the requirement is 30 years' residence in Alaska. And so, tonight and tomorrow, men and women from Nome and Ketchikan, Fairbanks, Cordova, Anchorage and Juneau and, pe.rhaps other places will gather to elect new officers and to talk over earlier days in our Territory. population basis for apportionment of delegates is "decidedly unjust ;o the' First, Second and Fourth divisions. "The last general election demonstrates the fallacy of this method," he said. Lyng contended the mushroom growth from military developments in the Anchorage area brought a large non-voting populace which doesn't warrant the heavy advantage in representation. CLOSING STOCKS NEW YORK, Feb. 21, (/P>—Closing quotations on the New York Stock Exchange were as follows: Alaska Juneau 3Vi American Can 105 li American Tel & Tel 154T Anaconda 43T- Douglas Air W5 General Electric 54? General Motors 49% Goodyear 73% Kennecott '. 76% Libby 10 Northern Pacific 36% Standard Cal 96 l -2 Twentieth Cen Fox U. S. Steel Today's sales 1,670,000. Industrials—252.25. RaOs—86.69. Utilities—42.99. Pound—2.80. Can. Exch.—95.62. Zinc 6 tons, $1,668 (2 tons, S496). Coal production fell off 9- per cent to 395,000 tons from the record 1949 output. U.S. Court Won't Save War Criminals WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, (ff}— The U. S. court of appeals refused today to halt the scheduled execution in Germany of seven convicted Nazi war criminals. The court upheld a ruling by U. S. district Judge Edward A. Tamm, who refused last week to free the seven on a writ of habeas corpus. The court of appeals, however, left the way open for attorneys for the seven to carry the case to the supreme court. It did this by'direct- ing that its mandate order to the lower court be issued Friday. Judge Tamm ruled that federal courts in this- country have no jurisdiction over sentences imposed by military tribunals in enemy-occupied territory. The appeals did not discuss this point, merely affirming Judge Tamm's ruling. Ask Ban on Soviet Fur Sales to U.S. WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, (IP)— Rep. Mack (R-Wash.) asked treasury secretary Snyder again'today to end the import of Russian furs.into the United States. The Washington ' congressman, who led a successful fight to ban imports of Russian crab, contends •the same slave-labor provisions should apply to furs. In response to an earlier letter, the department said it had no evidence that the furs were being produced by slave or forced labtfr. Mack today cited commerce department figures which he said showed that approximately 90 per cent of the U. S. fur imports from Russia in the past 11 months have been persian lamb. "Inasmuch as these are raised commercially instead of being-trapped," he wrote Snyder, "it tends to the belief that the question of indentured labor should be studied very carefully." Woman Dies After Novel Experiment Fails To Help Her PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Feb. 21, (IP) A woman whose blood- stream' wag. channeled into a kidney taken from the body of a traffic accident victim died today eight hours after an unprecedented experiment to purify her blood and save her life. The ill-fated experiment failed shortly after noon. The kidney was removed from the body of Wayne H. Deveney, 3.0, of York, Pa., killed be-, fore 4 a. m. today. Less than an hour later the blood of the woman patient—identified by Frankford hospital doctors as'; Mrs. Richard Irvine, 32, Philadelphia — was flowing; through the borrowed kidney. 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