National Affairs: Boats & Boat

As Secretary Hull and Secretary Ickes were last week finding ways to make themselves disagreeable to aggressive Germany, aggressive Japan took one opportunity and was given another to make herself agreeable to the U. S.

Boats. Since 1935 Alaska's $46,000,000-a-year salmon-fishing industry, which depends on salmon spawned in Alaskan rivers and caught as they return from the sea to the rivers to breed, has yelled bloody murder about Japanese fishermen operating offshore. When the Japanese Government subsidized a three-year "salmon survey" of the Bering Sea in 1935, Alaska fishermen maintained that Japanese boats...

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