Fairbanks Daily News-Miner from Fairbanks, Alaska on January 10, 1930 · Page 1
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MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS VOLUME XXVI FAIRBANKS, ALASKA, FRIDAY,:JANUARY. 10,1930. PRICE 10 Cents FINDINGS LAW BODY WILL BE China In Grip Of Worst Cold Wave SENT CONGRESS; Last Sixty Years EDWARD W. BOK, MATTNIEMPN FAMOUS EDITOR, DIES SUDDENLY Conclusions Arrived at by the Hoover Law Enforcement Commission to Date to be Made Public Monday. Administrative Officers Will Be at Disposal House Committees to Aid in Study. Fifteen Thousand Reported Dead in Suiyan District — Hundreds Drowned in Han River. (By Associated Press) LAKE WALES, Florida, Jan. 9, LEAVES NULATO SEARCH HOP Leave Michigan Airplanes BILL PROVIDES Reported to be Flying Over Yukon River Toward Una- Edward -,w. •Bok,' who came to this! laWeet .— Visibility Is Still (By Associated Press) PIEPING, China, Jan. 10, — Parts of China are being swept by the I severest cold wave in 60 years, Un<By Associated Press) j told suffering and considerable loss WASHINGTON,,Jan. 10. — Prrs-|of life- have resulted. The famine ident Hoover will send the reports j areas are particularly, hard hit. of his law enforcement commission i The vernacular press published to Congress Monday, it was said at I dispatches from the Suiyan district country as an immigrant boy from the Netherlands and who carved out for himself a distinguished position in public life,as editor, author and philanthropist, died at his estate near here. He was 66 years old. the White House. The President will place various administrative officials of the government at the disposal of House committees 'dealing with prohibition questions. The further statement was made at the White House that it is felt the Question is only one of parliamentary procedure and 5t is desired, only to expedite legislation and place at the disposal of House leaders any information they might need for early consideration of the proposals. in northern Shensi estimating 15,000 aged and undernourished adults, and children died from exposure, " Hoonan province reported the coldest weather since 1870. The Han river is filled with blocks of which are destroying 1 thousands of junks. Hundreds of persons have drowned. Pieping .police said 167 men and 41 women have been found dead since Monday here. Most of them were frozen to death. The skating rink in front of the Model cafe on the Chena river will be ready for use tomorrow If it does not turn warmer during the night. It was flooded this morning. The rink, which was made ready by Tom Morgan, Joe Mehling and a number of others to provide a place of recreation, is for use of the public. It is not intended to make any charge for skating. Legislator Hits Prohibition Law i Prohibition Has Created 'Contempt for Government' Declares Wisconsin Representative. . (By Associated-Press) WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, — The assertion prohibition has "ushered in an age of corruption, intemperance, disrespect for law and contempt for government such as this nation has never before witnessed" was made by Representative Schafer, Republican, of Wisconsin, in making the charge that the "Constitution has been changed from a of temperance a crime." Poor. Plane Heard in Unalakleet District Saturday Believed be Fairchild Returning to Nulato. James Sizeland, who has a homestead between Fairbanks and Nenana, arrived here on yesterday's train. charter of rights and liberties into a criminal statute book." The Wisconsin Representative asked, "How can people respect the Constitution when it makes an act HOOVER 'BUSINESS DOCTOR' r- BEGAN HIS CAREER AT 12 WASHINGTON (£>}—Julius : H. •Barnes,- leader of the Hoover attempt to stimulate American business, hired out 44 years ago as an errand boy in a Duluth grain buying office? • He was 12, and necessity forced him to leave school. Barnes insisted he has never left the grain business since, although the current of events for him has flowed far afield. The present year finds him dwelling at 2 Fifth avenue, New York city, but commuting to Washington while admittedly practicing the role of business doctor. As is the case with most of the new men who formulate affairs for the United States today, it was the war with Germany which turned Barnes from a reputedly ultra- prosperous grain handler to a practically permanent status as unofficial public servant. He now is chairman of the board j of the,United States Chamber of Commerce and intimate business consultant of President Hoover. Hoover, then war time food administrator, picked Barnes to head the United States Grain corporation, wliich bought and sold the continent's, export grain crop for nearly three years, "enjoying a business volume of some $8,000,000,000, winding up with a small profit and ures of the business world, with a naturally democratic personality and unbounded energy, and with a long-tested intimacy with the President, Barnes almost automatically became "contact man" for the He became ill shortly after he and Mrs. Bok arrived from Marion, Pennsylvania, four days ago. His condition rapidly became critical and he died from a heart attack. As donor of a $100,000 prize plan by which the United. States might cooperate with.other nations in preserving world peace 'and as the writer of "The Americanization of Edward Bok," an autobiography, Bofc became widely known. In the well regulated life of every man there should be three distinct periods, declared Edward W. Bok at the time of his retirement as editor of the Ladies' Home Journal after a service of 30; years In that position. The story of-his own life was remarkable for his -adherence to the plan of. living'enunciated by i-iim, which consisted of: First—the period of education. vanishing soon after the armies demobilized. But the close association of Hoover and Barnes failed to pass; the •Duluth man became an ardent forwarded of the nine-year-long presi- " denttal campaign that saw Mr. Hoover finally ' enter the White House. He entered the national chamber organization as director in 1922 to help with the Hoover policy of cooperation between . .business and government. , With an extraordinarily wide acquaintance among important fig- BARMES administration when the novel economic conferences were .called after the recent stock market break. He supervised the selection of business leaders called to Wash- Second—the period of achievement. Third—the period of retirement as a community asset. His parents forced by financial reverses to eke out a meager living in Brooklyn, N. Y., young Bok was unable to attend the public schools after he was 13 years old. He became an office boy for the Western Union. By-dint of. studious application at night he managed to fit himself for the editorship of "The Brooklyn Magazine," a-task which he assumed at the age of 19. His period of education came to a close much sooner than in the case of the average colleg man of today. Editor at 25 Bok's period of achievement dated from the time of his acceptance of the editorship of the "Ladies Home Journal," tendered him by Cyrus H. K, Curtis, when he was but 25 years old. In 1894 Bok published "The Young Man in Business" and "The; Young Man and the Church." These books were followed by" "Success- ward" in 1895 and "Why I Believe Jin-Poverty" in1915, ."-...'--. On September 22, 1919, : the -date of Bok's retirement as'editor of the After several days of bad weather during : which it was impossible for airplanes to leave the ground, the search for- Pilot Pat Reid and Jim Hutchinson and Bill Hughes got underway with the departure from Nu- iato of a Fairchild "monoplane piloted by Matt Njenminen, Whether Nieminen was accompanied by Major Deckard and Sam Macauley, ] who flew with him from here, was [not learned. Visibility was far from being good when Nieminen took off at 10:30 o'clock. Low clouds were reported all jthe way to Nome but there-was no snow or rain. It is reported that be r cause of the poor visibility Nieminen is following the Yukon river j to Unalakleet, from where he will have to turn to the northwest to continue on to Nome. That route was selected also because it is •thought Reid turned in.the direction of the Yukon last Saturday when he saw he could make no further progress toward Nome through the snowstorm. . ' Whether Frank Dorbandt toofc- off from Nome to aid in the search was not learned.' No news came today from the motorship Nanuk, from whose radio station work Is eagerly awaited following- receipt of a message saying Eielson's plane had been sighted 25 miles to the south. The date when the plane is believed to nave been seen was November 15, not December 15, the- date mentioned in an article about the lost fliers ; yesterday. FOR STUDY OF ALASKA ROAft Special Commission Made American and Officials WooW Make Study Project, On W Flight Nineteen Ships Leave Selfridge Field on Flight to Spokane and Return as a Winter Test. .(By Associated Press) SELFRIDGE FIELD, Mich., Jan.. 10. — Taking off from the Jce of i Lake St. Clair, the army's winter test I flight, twice postponed on account i of weather conditions, got underway j this morning on the first leg of a i WASHINGTON, Jan.. 10, — X flight which wm take the planes from Selfridge Held.to' Spokane and Donald MacDonald, Seattle, Says Squadron N... Planes to Make Recon.nsis^, sance Flight. Associated Press > return. Headed by Major Ralph Royce, flight commander, 18 pursuit planes, and one transport ship took-bff in:! •special commission representing interior and agricultural depart-. ments .and the board o' commissioner to confer witb adian government representatives' ja. study of the construction at K rapid succession. There was bright 1 nijg&way between the Pacific sunshine and the temperature was 10 above. Zero weather prevailed at Duluth. An overnight stop will be made there. The flight is expected to return January 19. Dog Teams Out NOME, Jan.' ior=Trwas reported to MSjor Deckard that people at Unalakleet Heard a- plane last Saturday, the day when the two Pair- child planes left Fairbanks for Nome. Deckard says in" a wire to Nome from. Nulato that -his plane returned on that day to Nulato by way of the Yukon river and Jhe thinks "they heard the plane piloted by Nieminen. Dog teams are being sent to St. Michael notifying all in that dis-' Met to be on the lookout.. The weather at Nulato yesterday made it impossible to take-off. .--- No Word At 3 o'clock this afternoon no word had been received from or of Nieminen. News was expected later In 'afternoon. Plan Voluntary Prison Labor Is Extended Alaska First Division Marshal Will Extend System from Jnneau to Skagway at Request of City Council. (By Associated Press) JUNEAU, Jan. 10, — .United States Marshal Albert White will ex"Ladies' Home Journal," after ac- ten <* *&e prison, labor experiment to ington to survey the outlook for 1930 and Washington gossip — sometimes entirely dependable credits him with seeking most ardently the eventual creation of a trustworthy and powerful economic council. Such, an organization might maintain a national balance to the production and distribution of commodities that would avert in the future some of the more unpleasant phases of the business cycle of variation between depression and prosperity. ! cumulating .a fortune/began the third period of his life, ostensibly the period of retirement, but, ss a matter of fact, a time filled to the brim, with activities encompassing many, lines of benevolent endeavor. "Retire from ;, work, while young enough, to enjoy life. Become a civic asset to -the community," had been Bok's advice to many a successful business man. A mere enumeration of some of his philanthropic works would: convince one of'the benefits derived from self-application of the advice. Peace Prize Foremost among the distinguished public services rendered by Bok was Skagway. Success of the initial experiment at Juneau has been so marked that it Is felt there is justification in broadening the field. Eight prisoners in the "Skagway jail will form a crew of volunteer labor, only those desiring it being given work. They will make J5.00 a day to be applied against their fines as against $2.50 a day if they, do not work. The Skagway council;asked for extension of the system as there Is-no money available for road work. Attorney-General Mitchell has ap- proved'the project (Continued on .Page a.) The January Issue of the Farthest North Collegian came off "the presses today." Police Officer Plotted Murder Companion, Said Police Inspector Garven Shot in Detroit Through Plot Engineered by Fellow Inspector, Claimed. 'By Associated Press) DETROIT, Jan. 10, — The Detroit News said an investigation carried on by high police officials into the shooting last week of Inspector Garvin brought oui a-charge that the attack was part of a plot of a jealous police inspector in the same department. The newspaper states that Detective Adolph Van Coppenolle of the Black Hand, squad accused one of the inspectors at police headquarters of having engineered the plot on the part of Garvin to west and Alasfca is provided for Juj a bill introduced by Delegate Sutit-, erland of Alaska. The commission will confer with Canadians to staay the feasibility of such a highway. Survey SEATTLE, Jan. 20, — Plans for a^ international highway through Canada to Alaska have already reached, such a definite form that a. squacK ron of naval planes is to make connaissance _of the entire next summer, said Donald aid, locatin engineer for the Road Commission. Theile Confirmed Secretarial Post (By Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, —. Senate confirmed the nomination o*; Karl Theile to be secretary of Alfca^ ka for another term of four years, E. G. Wetzler, postal official ;^ turned to Fairbanks last evening at^. ter making a round trip TO to hare contradicted the story charged the whole affair was a by gunmen, to slay Garvin. the accused inspector in i&e Subsequently Coppenolle is said of his superiors. Agriculture Has Improved By ARTHUR M. HYDE Secretary of Agriculture The agricultural situation has continued to improve during the past year. The marketing season for crops and livestock produced in 1929 began with higher prices and prospects that income xlrom agricultural production would be higher than in the past season. Income from livestock 'so far this season has been about ID per cent greater than for the same period last season. Crop production in 1929 has been lower than fc» 1928, owing to acre-yields 5 to 6 per cent below" those of 1928. The farm price index for July to November, inclusive, averaged 140 as compared with 139 fo.rthe same period last year. • The income from agricultural production for the crop season of 1928-'29 was. better than in 1927--28, and Z927--28 was better than te T 92 £ ^7. AS a result of this progressive improvement the number of. farm, bankruptcies has been de' creasing and the rate of decline in land values has been decreased. A survey in March, 1929, showed that the de~ cline in farm, land values for the previous 12- month period was less than for any year since 1920. Further, movement of farm people to the city appears to be less than at any time since 1920. Under the agricultural marketing act, farmer- owned and farmer-controlled centralization coca-, modity organizations are being set up to. bufld a, more scientific marketing system and bring greater returns to the farmers. It is my earnest hope that the farmers of America will continue to strengthen, their, COCK comic position during the coming year. The fa^ cilities and resources of the United States de=, partment of agriculture shall be so directed as fc* be of greatest aid to the farmer. f. I

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