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Alaska Miner, The (Newspaper) - August 30, 1938, Fairbanks, Alaska Top of the World Americas Farthest North ALAS ISSUED EVERY TUESDAY AllAlaska in Review 32 Pages Alaskas Newsiest COMPLETE MINING WORLD TELEGRAPH AND TERRITORIAL NEWS INER TWO SECTIONS Vol I No 29 Fairbanks Alaska August 30 1938 Price 10c Trading a o T O L This less work and more play idea of today may be all right but it is nt the code by which our forefath ers carved out homes and a nation Pay no attention to the man Whose ideas have paid him no divi says an exchange The party who wrote that must be wet be hind the ears Ideas precede prog ress and the monetary question 44Hr Week as Applied To Gold Placer Camps Opposed by Association IOL06ICAI The Alaska Mining Association at a recent meeting in Fairbanks went on record in opposition to the 44i hour week as it may be applied to j seasonal gold mining operations in Interior Alaska Pretest against the application of i the law to seasonable operations will be filed with Delegate Anthony j Dimond and with the administrator j of the new law What farmers produce people eat what the miner produces stays and is of value forever thereby add ing to permanent wealth Recent reports from the TJ seldom enters Ge0loglcal Survey vmy neaded by j Reasonable Protest blazers JB Mertie Jrindicate that the It be pointed out that aiis summers work will be finished in j vW be positively injurious to em the vicinity of Circle in the first part of September Bob Lyman and George Polk graduates of this years University of Alaska class are members of the crew the work during fourth man in the party being Cecil Rhode brother of Leo Rhode jun ior at the University Few wealthy men have the desire to loaf or travel and that is probj ably the reason they are wealthy ployees as well as to the many placer erected a dredge mining companies in the Interior j Canyon Creek is located 40 miles It will be shown chat men engaged j from Walkers Fork Alaska and in placer mining must get in enough i 65 miles from Dawson months to them over the long carry them over the long winter shutdown period and that there is widespread and practically unani Americans can take it for grant ed that a debt settlement will be reached in the near future between the United States and Great Bri tain if for no other reason than be cause Great Britain is now deep in the throes of trying to borrow more money in the U S A Settlement of some of these international debts would do much to stabilize currency The party spent the first part of ous objection to making the law ap the summer working with a pack plicable to seasonable mining opera train outfit along the Canadian tions Continued an Page 3 Continued on Page 3 Klondike Gravels Continue to Yield Golden Treasure a Fortytwo years after Cannack made the discovery which brought thousands of goldseekers to the north the Klondike gravels con tinue to yield their golden treasure to the hands of man Where once the pioneer miners panned rocked and sluiced eight dredges are now separating the gold from the placer gravels Their num Canyon Creek Alaska the j ber wii soon be augmented by the Boundary Dredging Company of j ninth dredge now under construc San Francisco has just Jtion on tapper Sulphur greek tmd the tenth will soon be started and will probably be completed before winter From 600 to 700 men find employ ment five to six months of the year in the mining operations of the Yu kon Consolidated Gold Mining Cor poration This company has proven ground Jo continue its work for at least 20 to 30 more years and it is said that there is much more ground available which the com pany has not as yet taken up None Although the worlds greatest eye will not be ready for use for at least another year Palomar ob servatory already is proving one of Southern Californias chief attrac tions Republicans should use this giant telecope to peer into and see what the future holds for their par ty The good people of Anchorage re cently saw a rare phenomenon the aurora borealis Presaging no doubt the roseate outlook for the Cook Inlet city whose progressive peoples are building and marching forward to new industrial heights Two hundred and thirtytwo men and women between theages of 60 and 70 took an intelligence test re cently in the Bast And according to the experts the surprising dis covery was made that their minds the old folks not the were as bright as in their prime of youth May be after a while some folks will learn that old folks are not as old as young folks think An encouraging forecast on the industrial horizon is the prediction by government experts that the 1938 national income was virtually cer tain to exceed 61 billion dollars President Roosevelt in his budget message to Congress estimated 56 billions Well we can always use extra billions these davs Material for the dredge 430 tons of it was hauled in from Dawson over a 65mile road which follows the ridges The road is very rough and it takes the Caterpillars four days to make the trip Sam McCor mick of Danson hauled in the freight The dredge which is of the diesel1 the hill ground s being worked electric type was constructed by Walter W Johnson Company of Wilbur California has Sex ton charge of the construction of the dredge which will completed in a I few dasS Charles Murray is in charge of all operations j The company has four or five j miles of dredgeable ground The ground is thawed and from 18 to 20 feet deep At present the company has a crew of 35 men at work Much of the freighting is done by airplane now but future will be in this direction KISS XTJKOX Miss Antoinette Hobuis who was elected Miss Yukon at the Discovery Day celebration hopes to visit Fairbanks during our Carnival Prehistoric Snail And Lizard Found Blue Glacial Mud Another page of history pertain ing or relating to the period ante cedent to that at which history be gan to be recorded may have been found by Moose Johnson of Chu litna who while in the course of digging into a blue glacial mud bank near his claims found what is be lieved to be two prehistoric speci mens of animal a lizard and the other a snail Both are pet rified stone Continued on Page 3 290 Dozers Carl Schneider Isaacson dozer man reports that there are 290odd Isaacson blades in use in Alaska this season Mr Schneider spends the summer months on service trips to placer and hardrock mines and in the winter he works out of the Seattle office of his company His summer base is at Fairbanks Continued on Page PLAFPLANT TO OPERATE CR New Development Next Season in Koiyuh by Repo and Schwoesdal The prosepects look good on Camp creek in the Kaiyuk good enough that John Repo and his partner An dy Schwaesdal are figuring on put tign in a placer plant there next season A visitor in Fairbanks last week Mr Repo said that he and his part ner have options on or have staked most of the 20mile creek and that the depth to bedrock ranges from 6 to 20 feet Sinking Holes They sank prospect holes there last winter and this summer have a threeman crew at Re po Mike Soini and John Lockso Continued from Page 3 o Partners Doing Well Twenty miles from Boundary Creek on Jack Harold Schmidt and Fred Parker Jr of the Central Development Syndicate are operating They are reported to be doing well They have a 40 Cat and a D7 both equipped with Isaacson hydraulic bulldozers
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