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   Alaska Miner, The (Newspaper) - October 1, 1940, Fairbanks, Alaska                                ALAS INER Vol 3 No 40 Tuesday October 1 1940 Price lOc The Trading If it takes or men and women to make our United States the safe and free land that it is and has been let peacetime conscription continue Make our country so strong that all militaristic nations will keep at arms length President Roosevelt was about three years late in placing an em bargo on iron and steel scraps to Japan Japan always has been jeal c ous of the United tSates and hates our well known guts Americans can help other Ameri cans by helping prospectors with grubstakes so that the search for new gold sources may go on Talk about bureaus commissions boards and so are so many new ones being created every day by the New Deal that before an other month rolls by every man i woman and child will probably be member of somethingor other dark days or j3Wiai8y Worid fect on not ordy AlasteMiiiiiiiia but trie mining industry throughout the world Capital waspractically non existent for new is heartening to note at this while wars have been raging Europe and Asia for the last few c years the progress of mining in the riot faltered V Mr Dies ison the hotspot Ger hasdefamed a Nazi Berlin and Washington have particular stump where the damage money is to be Jef t orupon the size of the package Either Mr Willkie or Mr Roosevelt will have ca serious decision to make after The recent capture in California the abductor of a threeyearold revealed the criminal at one time had prospected in Alaska will be glad to know he as not a Sourdough recent publication from the states reports that since conscrip tion talk started there has been an 250 per cent increase in the sale of wedding rings Some fellows choose to do their fighting at home A chilled crowd of saw Baer put Comiskey away in the first round Pat may not have been ed but he must have been Natives in ajtfyak at Cape Coosturtrae Bering Manley E Sweazey Expert Lives Alone To Get Goat Pictures and climbers in the high mountain country of Cascades maybe lucJcy enough toseeamountain goat bouncing away over and through the rocfcs But for NH6 a Anderson 27 a Washington stategame pro tectorbiologist thebillies and nannies and kids are all part of his days work He not only wants to keep the goat from becoming another Ban ishing American game animal he even has hopes of putting the rare surefooted denizens of the cliffs and high alpine country back onto the 41st ofbig gameanimalswhich may be hunted The state game de partment is backing efforts Washington the largest numberXtmountaingoats of any closed all hunting 15 years ago They are not to be confused the mountain sheep of the northern Rockies Theyre closely related tothe goatantelope of Asia and the chamois of Euro pean mountains Anderson lived in a cabin at the head of Lost River 35 miles by pack train from the nearest com munity to carry on his special work last summer He spent most of his day hours studying the goats clam bering over mountain trails and scaling sheer cliffs to their haunts Last winter he snowshoed in and spent a month there after his careful study of the goats of Island and Chopaka moun tains and In the mountains at the head of Lake Chelan he has just made his report to the state game department Its the first known such study from firsthand observations One thing making difficult an in crease of numbers to permit hunt ing is that the goats contrary to general are probably the most I easily approached of an big game animals an5 would therefore be easy prey foe is that severe winters like that of apparently weaken the nsmriesand veryfew fcidsareborn J Anderson reported seeing eagles attacking goats kid at to off cliffs to be killed in the fall below Coy otes enemy Anderson has made Ionly a be ginning of his work Dating the Depression NEW YORK worlds dia mond production last year broke all records with nearly twoanda half metric stones says the Jewelers Circular Less than one fifth were gem stones the others J being industrial Even so this 7 made about pounds or half a ton of gems Whats itv a Name ST AUGUSTINE Fla Run ning over a snake on the highway a man named Creech got out of his car to see if he had killed it He had and the weight of the wheels had forced the reptile to cough up a 1912 dime Experts study may make these animals again some flay fair game Race Track Philosophy Hers today and gone to borrow Area Is Rich In Mineral Possibilities Alaska Road Commission Offi cial Mushes Over Coun try for Data Reporting the route of the pro posed highway from the Matan uska valley to the Richardson higH as one of the most scenic in the country and tapping a region of vast mining possibilities Hawley Sterling assistant engineer of the Alaska Road Commission was in Anchorage last week Mr Sterling with Bsn Woods Valdez spent 13 days in traversing the 150mile route on a reconnais ance frip which will result in a detailed report which will be avail able for future considerations itt the building of a highway Mr Sterling estimated that the road would cost more than a mil lioadollars because of the moun tainous terrain this side of Tahneta Pass Several bridges will be nec essary but none more than 300 feet long rixe HI Diver Is New Type Of Miner In Test Dives Washington Mart Finds Gold in Crevices and Behind Boulders Gold prospecting under water along the bottoms of rivers and streams is the aim of James A Ellis Marcus welder and mecharr ic who has recently developed a diving suit for this purpose In test dives in his suit EHis de clares he has already brought tothe surf ace severalhun dred dollars worth of placer gold from crevicesand frombehindboul ders and other natural gold traps along the bottom of the Salmon riv tr in Idaho and the Similfcameefl river and Canyon Creek in the Cas cades Continued On Page 8 ALLALASKA REVIEW The Alaska Is Alas kas biggest 32 pages and newsiest Weekly presenting full coverage of all important and otherwise telegraphic news from all over the world news happenings through out the Territory mining and Alaska cartoons and pic tures Americas Farthest North Top of the Ml Alaska Review   

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