CANADA: Squaw on Ice

From Ottawa last week the Canadian Department of Justice radioed to the Royal Mounted Police schooner Stroche, frozen in Arctic pack ice, an order to release the Eskimo Squaw Kobvello whom seagoing Canadian Mounties arrested last December, charged with murdering one Fritz Schurer, a naturalized U. S. citizen.

But for the radio Squaw Kobvello could not have been brought to trial until the pack ice melts. Her case, Arcticly outside the realm of ordinary journalism and ordinary jurisprudence, was briefly summarized thus: "It is the custom in the Arctic for an Eskimo in need of a servant to follow his...

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