Report to the Secretary of the Interior

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1946 - Alaska

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Page 10 - During 1944-45, 37 rural and 18 city schools, employing 320 teachers, were maintained; 5,794 pupils were enrolled. The public high schools at Anchorage, Cordova, Douglas, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan, Nome, Petersburg, Seward, Sitka, Skagway and Wrangell, also the rural high school of Palmer, the Sheldon Jackson School at Sitka and the Wrangell Institute at Wrangell, are accredited by the Northwest Association of Secondary and Higher Schools. High schools accredited by the Territorial Department...
Page 9 - Four-year degree courses were offered in agriculture, arts and letters, business administration, chemistry, civil engineering, education, general science, home economics and premedicine.
Page 31 - The commission is charged with the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, and trails in Alaska. Construction and maintenance of airfields, telephone lines, and shelter cabins are also undertaken for the Territory. Funds are made available for this work by annual congressional appropriations, from the "Alaska Fund," and from contributions by the Territory of Alaska and others.
Page 11 - TERRITORIAL FINANCES The fiscal system of the Territory is controlled by laws enacted by the Territorial legislature, and is separate from revenues received by the Federal Government from occupation and trade licenses which are covered into and disbursed from the Alaska fund in the Federal Treasury.
Page 6 - ... rules, regulations, and orders, to safeguard from accident and to protect the safety of persons operating or using aircraft and persons and property on the ground, and to develop and promote aeronautics within this state.
Page 16 - Peninsula. These lands are dedicated primarily to continued timber production, but at present the output of wood products is only a fraction of their potential sustained output. The estimated stand is 78,500,000,000 feet board measure on the Tongass, and 6,260,000,000 on the Chugach. All the forest resources are available for use; areas are being opened for homesteads; mining claims may be patented; grazing privileges may be granted ; public recreational facilities are provided. 34. Alaska offers...
Page 19 - Health has, for the first time in its history, a full-time Commissioner of Health to direct its work under the supervision of a Board of Health composed of four members appointed by the Governor for a term of 4 years, subject to confirmation by the Legislature. Public Health Laboratories Division. — The services of this Division include bacteriological analyses of milk and water...
Page 7 - ... over the entire Alaska service and has immediate charge of all service in southeastern Alaska and all direct steamship service from Seattle. The Chief Clerk, Railway Mail Service, at Seward, has immediate charge of the service provided along the south coast, north and west of Yakutat, the service over the Alaska Railroad, the upper and lower Yukon River, Tanana River, Kuskokwim River, and the Seward Peninsula. SIGNAL CORPS, UNITED STATES ARMY The Alaska Communication System, which furnishes telegraphic...
Page 6 - ... force. Radio communication stations are operated in 21 widely scattered communities and efforts are being made to secure additional stations so that more communities may have means of communication. During the year 34 air carriers operated in Alaska. A summary report of aircraft operations for the year ended June 30, 1945, showed an increase in hours of flying time, trips, mileage, passenger miles, and freight carried. The number of passengers earned decreased 29,073 and there was a decrease...
Page 21 - Health in formulating sound public health programs in accordance with requirements imposed by the regulations governing the expenditure of Title VI, Veneral Disease and Tuberculosis Control Funds, which are administered by the Public Health Service. The District Director has also been assigned the duties of Medical Director of the Alaska Native Service in order to assist in coordinating the work of the Territorial Department of Health and the Native Service. Four Public Health Service nurses served...

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