Alaska Seeking War Refugees Plan to Let Scandinavian And Other Settlers Aid Development. WASHINGTON.-Organization of a nationwide campaign to support legislation providing for the econom ic development of Alaska through colonization by Scandinavian and other European refugees and Amer ican citizens was announced here to day by the Alaskan development committee. The committee said the campaign was backed by American industri als and Alaskan trade groups as a means of opening up a new econom ic and social frontier and tapping the territory’s rich, latent resources. The Alaskan development plan also has received the vigorous approval of Harold L. Ickes, secretary of the interior. Finnish, Norwegian and other ref ugees from war-torn Europe would be settled in Alaska to undertake development of industry, commerce and mining under legislation intro duced in !congress by Sen. William H. King, Democrat, of Utah, and Rep. Frank R. Havenner, Democrat. Solve Many Problems. The plan, which experts have con tented would contribute greatly to ward solution of problems of nation al defense, provides for the private ly financed development of Alaska’s resources by public purpose corpo rations, each capitalized at a mini mum of $10,000,000. The King-Hav enner bill specifies that American citizens must be given preference in at least 50 per cent of the jobs (Of fered to prospective settlers. The settlement of American citizens and Scandinavian and other refugees, representing skilled labor and war disrupted industries, would give vi tal impetus to numerous undevel oped Alaskan enterprises, such as agriculture and live stock, mining, smelting, wood pulp and paper man ufacturing, fish processing and fur farming, supporters of the plan de clare. Economic Importance. “Alaskan development,” said the | committee in its statement initiat ing the campaign, “can be of inesti- ' mable economic importance in cre ating new markets for millions of dollars of products of American in dustry and agriculture, and in pro viding sources of vital commodities which the United States needs for the maintenance of its economy. Such development is likewise essen tial to the interests of national de- 1 fense because of the difficulty of defending a vast unpopulated area of American soil separated by only 54 miles from war-torn Asia.” Alaska has been called by mili tary experts “the most important strategic area in the world.” Today, they say, it represents a weak spot in the national defense because it lacks population and facilities for transportation, communication housing, hospitalization, storage of supplies or repair of equipment, all of which are essential to defense and dependent upon population. The war and navy departments have ex pressed special interest in economic and commercial development of the territory as a whole. The climate of Alaska compares favorably with that of Scandinavia, and its size and resources exceed those of Sweden, Norway and Fin land combined. Ill this Sign this Battle REX RECREATION AND BOWLING AUJET Where Union Men Meet 121-127 A TBTOM ML 7 Mir Reoud Air CW1W—ed DeVONDE Synthetic CLEANERS — DYERS HATTERS — FURRIERS SEVEN POINTS WHY WE ARE ONE OF THE SOUTH'S LEAD ING SYNTHETIC CLEANERS 1 R*r*«re* original freshness ud •park)* 2 Remove* carefully all dirt, dwt and grease S Harmless to the moot delicate of fabrics. 4 Odorleo*. thorough cleaning 5 Garment* stay dean longer S Press retained longer 7 Reduce* wardrobe upkeep CALL 3-&125 304 N. Try on St. B* L. L. STEVENSON Novelette: She is a small girl and her weight was just under 100 pounds. Seeking a situation as a secretary, she happened to visit a model agency. Before she could make an application, she was em ployed. Not as a secretary. It seems that a search had been made for a model exactly her height, type and weight. The work proved pleasant and her earnings were such she was soon able to take a small apartment on Riverside drive. One evening as she neared her home, a gust of wind picked her up and threw her to the sidewalk. Her physician said her ankle was broken. Nothing really serious. Merely a few weeks in bed. Recently she was discharged from the hospital completely cured. Practice soon enabled her to walk without a limp. But now she's mak ing the rounds looking for a job as a secretary. Enforced idleness caused her to put on so much weight she can’t model. • • • Here Si There: An ungrateful traf fic cop writing out a summons for a vegetable truck parked in a ‘No Parking” area while his horse munches contentedly on greens hanging over the truck’s side ... A fluffy little blonde, looking as fragile as a reed, planting a healthy sock on the chin of the chunky fresh guy who flung a remark to her as she was about to cross Broadway at Fiftieth . . . Fifty-ninth street han som cab drivers doing quite a brisk business . . . Influence ot the season no doubt . . . Four women bridge players stopping to review hands as they leave one of the numerous mid town clubs . . and then going on their way to another game ... A pigeon perched atop the Pulitzer statue opposite the Plaza, calmly preening its plumage. Ardent: Frequently those called on by Mrs. Julia Chandler to talk in her Empire State tower broad casts express political opinions. There is no objection to that but after the broadcasts she has quite a lot of trouble keeping those of oppos ing viewpoints from clashing physi cally. That’s accomplished largely by diplomacy. Well, the other day, someone asked her if she favored a third term for Mr. Roosevelt. Her reply was that she did. Where upon, a gentleman in the crowd that clustered about her grabbed her hand and bit her little finger. That’s why, just now, while her injury is healing, she is careful to follow the middle-of-the-road politically. Wilds: In his book, “The Jungle Route,” Frank W. Kravigny tells of the building of the Madeira-Mamore railroad in the jungles of Bolivia, an undertaking that cost at least 10, 000 lives or one for every crosstie. Quinine, says Mr. Kravigny, always appeared on the table at every meal and everyone present took from five to ten grains. In the course of a year in which he worked on the rail road, he swallowed at least 10,000 grains. Thus he escaped malaria. But on his way to his New York home, while still on the Amazon, he became careless, was bitten by a mosquito and fell victim to the dis ease. Written 30 years later, the book is an interesting, and at times exciting, account of a part in a memorable and tragic undertaking. It is profusely illustrated. # * • Delay: The other afternoon, a young woman set out to see “Gone With the Wind” at a neighborhood theater. Dinnertime came and still she didn't return. Her roommate, who knew the running time of the film, couldn’t understand the delay. Finally, as hours passed, she be came so worried she was about to call the police. As she picked up the telephone, her friend came in. After all, the long absence was eas ily explained. She had merely sat through the picture a second time. • • • End Piece: Frankie Masters, chatting with an obviously British guest at the Roosevelt, wanted to know how London was reacting to American song hits. He asked about "Oh, Johnny,” "Sunrise Serenade,” etc., and the Britisher replied they were o. k. Finally Masters men tioned “Scatterbrain.” “That,” replied the guest, “is un doubtedly the stupidest song I have ever heard. You don’t play it here, do you?” “Play it!” exclaimed Masters. "I wrote it.” (Bell Syndicate—WNU Servlet.) Will Creates Puzzle; Money Left to Deity MURPHY, N. C.—Among the last wills and testaments record ed in Cherokee county. North Car olina, is that of an eccentric wom an who left part of her estate to God. \ In an endeavor to settle the case properly, the usual suit, naming God a party thereof, was filed. And at the summons, the sheriff made this response: "After due and diligent search, God cannot be found in Cherokee county.” * WHO'S WH IN UNION! PATRICK E. GORMAN l PATRICK E. GORMAN Patrick E. Gorman, President, of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and .Butcher Workmen of North America entered the packing''in dustry as an employe of the Cuda hey Company in Louisville in 1910. He served as secretary of his Local Union from 1914 to 1920 when he was elected General Vice President .of the International Union. In 1923 he was elevated to the presi dency, which position he now holds. Mr. Gorman was a graduate of St. Xavier College and in 1917 he received a law degree from the University of Louisville. His ex perience in the Labor Union move ment together with his education have well fitted him for the re sponsible position of leadership that he now holds in his Interna tional Union. Through Mr. Gorman’s leader ship, his International Union has succeeded in negotiating a nation wide agreement with the National Retail Meat Dealers’ Association, which virtually gives butcher work men a closed shop agreement >in 30,000 stores operated by this asso ciation. He has been able to ne gotiate agreements for the mem bers of his International Union in other meat markets and the work men operate their own strike and retirement benefits as well as death funds. His address is: Mr. Patrick E. Gorman, President, Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Work men of North America, 160 North LaSalle Street, Room 706, Chi cago, Illinois. I1H10M MARSH1 THIS IS TO CERTIFY.tim in nm u k I w«lh rt>« nitm * Mm Am Ml WmAfmn 1 Norm AkmHca A. 9 W L MEAT CUTTERS AND BUTCH ERS’ STORE CARD The Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America adopted a Union Shop Card in 1897. It is displayed in the windows or on the walls of all butcher shops and retail stores i where meats are sold. For further information regard ing Union Labels, Shop Cards and Service Buttons write Mr. I. M. O r n b u r n , Secretary-Treasurer, Union Label Trades Department, American Federation of Labor Building, Washington, D. C. GOOD ADVICE A portly woman had, by mistake, taken a seat in a railway coach re served for smokers. With unconcealed indignation she saw the man next to her fill his pipe. “Sir,” she said in frigid tones, “smoking always makes me ill.” The man calmly lit his pipe and puffed contentedly before replying. “Does it, ma’am? Well, take my advice and give it up.” ASK DAD, HE KNOWS “Dad, what do they mean when they talk about the ups and downs of life?” “The giving ups and the paying downs, son.” The human body produces nearly half an ounce of glycerine daily front the fats of the day’s rations. NOW IN FULL SWING! DON’T MISS IT! BELK’S JULY I • ’ | * MEN'S AND BOYS' WEAR Prices Greatly Reduced! : BELK BROS. STREET FLOOR Hillbilly Ballads A Hit on ‘Big Time9 Doleful Mountain Music Is Popular With Public. GATLINBURK, TENN.—Hillbilly ballads from the cabins of the south ern Appalachians are getting a break in the Big Time. Tunes that never knew any instru ment but a fiddle, broomstraws and a banjo have won popularity with big orchestras as program spicers. Hillbilly bands are getting fan mail and mountain folk song sym phonies have received acclaim in recent years. The mountain songs boast a proud lineage for the most part. Many of the words and tuns can be traced to Elizabethan England. Students and song collectors have been interested in them for this reason for years. But it is only comparatively re cently that the sometimes lilting, sometimes doleful music has caught the fasncy of the public. These Southern mountaineers, with their Anglo-Saxon ancestry, are a musical lot, and even the poorest cabin boasts a banjo and a fiddle hanging on the wall, while lots of the songs have been preserved through mountain community sing ings and dances. Many are in bet ter preservation in the Appalachians than in England and Scotland. Several cities and towns through out the mountain area have taken steps to preserve the mountain folk songs and dances by sponsoring a yearly festival with prizes for the best of them. Collectors have been assembling mountain ballads for years. There’s one they sing hereabouts called “Gypso Davy,” obviously from a Scotch legend about a ban ished Gypsy king, Johnny Faa, who took the wife of one of the lairds with him when he fled. “So late in the night when the land lord came _ Inquiring fur his lady, The answer was quickly replied ‘She has gone with Gipso Davy,’ " i that’s the local version. o.iitiiiiiED A party of tourisms was visiting th< wonders of the West. They seemec unable to find words to express theii impressions of the Grand Canyon un til one “down Easter” broke out with “Golly, what a gully!” ANNOUNCING NEW LOCATION SELWYN CUT RATE DRUG STORE DISTINCTIVE FOUNTAIN SERVICE 125 W. TRADE ST. LOANS To tw Repaid Weekly, Semi-Monthly or Monthly SAVINGS Xnuu Ci.ibs, Weekly Savings or Certificate of Deposit INDUS'!/I IAL LOAN & INVESTMENT BANK 124 S. Church St. Wherever you go DRINK No. 28-11 PATRONIZE JOURNAL ADVERTISERS* at Devmrs “Pledged to Please” 1939 Plymouth 2-Door Tour ing Sedan. 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