ALASKA: Call of the Wild

In jukeboxes across the big, muddy, thawing Alaskan tundra last week, a top pop was Alaska, the Forty-Ninth Star, sung by Anchorage Entertainer-Bartender Freddie Beardon on the new Igloo label (made in Anchorage). And it came close to capturing the confidence and cockiness of Alaskans (We have riches untold—there's oil, fish and gold), hustling toward the greatest summer ever. Some northern high lights:

¶Land-office business in April was up almost 200% over April 1958.

¶Tourism is ballooning, with the season scarcely at hand; in 1959's first four months, Alaskan clocked 3,419 vehicles and 8,418 people pouring through Tok

Junction on the Alaska...

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