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The Whitehorse Star

Whitehorse, Yukon,     September 11, 1936



R.C.M.P. Constable J. P. Hartnett Drowns at Carmacks
(posted on a separate page)



PAA Plane Runs Into Bad Weather Over White Pass

    Bad weather was experienced by pilot Bill Knox, and Operator Bob Gleason of the PAA, who landed their Fairchild plane on the river Monday enroute to Juneau from Fairbanks. Bad weather was experienced most of the way and especially over the White Pass Summit.




Plane Crash Bodies Are Taken To Anchorage

    Anchorage, Sept. 5 - The bodies of six persons killed in a crash in the Russian River country Sunday, were returned to Anchorage today.

    The remains were brought from Seward in three planes by an expedition headed by Hugh Brewster, Department of Commerce inspector for Alaska. Rescuers say the plane traveled less than two feet after striking the side of the mountain, 2200 feet above the Russian River lake.

    The victims, including Pilot Steve Mills, August Tiek, Mr. and Mrs. Laurence Davis and Mr. and Mrs. George Markle, were apparently killed instantly, rescuers said. Nearly all suffered broken skulls and bones.




Complete Crab Pack Loss is Forseen By Cordovans

    Cordova, Sept. 7 - Closing of two Cordova canneries will undoubtedly result in the loss of the complete pack to local operators, according to cannery men here who have suspended operations due to the strike of Copper River Northwestern Railroad employees, with longshoremen striking in sympathy.




American Surveyor Back After Tramping The Hills

    J. B. Mertie of the American Geological Survey arrived in town on the steamer Aksala after spending the summer tramping around the mining camps near the Forty-Mile.

    It will be remembered the party lost their outfit on the Klondike (*), which finished their hopes for any survey work this year.

    It is understood his two assistants secured employment with mining concerns in the Forty-Mile district.




I. O. D. E. Meeting

    The next regular meeting of the Yukon Chapter, I.O.D.E. (**), will be held at the home of Mrs. F. Wilson on Monday, September 14th at 2:30 p.m.




German Army Adds 800,000 More To Total Strength

    Vienna, Sept. 9 - Reports that Chancellor Hitler of Germany would announce incorporation of the Nazi storm troops in the regular Reich Army at next week's Nazi Party Congress at Nurenburg, circulated here Monday.

    The number of storm troops have been estimated as high as 800,000 men.




Three Hundred Russians Are Reported Executed

    Berlin, Sept. 9 - Chancellor Hitler's newspaper, the Voelkischer Beobachter, asserted Tuesday in a dispatch from Warsaw that 300 Russian officers and men had been executed as a result of a mutiny at Rjasan, about 150 miles from Moscow.




Archbishop of Canterbury Warns European Powers

    London, Sept. 9 - The Archbishop of Canterbury Monday night warned that efforts to mediate Spain's Civil War might lead only to dissension among European powers and urged they stick together for the peace of the whole world.






    The articles are a sampling of the news, local, regional and international, on the front page of the Whitehorse Star of September 11, 1936. All are reproduced completely, with no corrections made to spelling or other errors.

* - the British Yukon Navigation Company (BYN) sternwheeler Klondike was sunk on the Yukon River below Hootalinqua on June 12, 1936, when the captain misjudged a corner and hit the bank.

** - the I. O. D. E. is the Imperial Order of the Daughters of the Empire, a women's philanthropic organization founded in 1900 during the Second Boer War in patriotic support of the British Empire.