National Geographic : 1952 Jul
The National Geographic Magazine Books and Bubble Gum Spread New Ideas Doris Anderson teaches 6- to 8-year-olds in the Unalakleet day school, one of 96 operated by the Alaska Native Service, a branch of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, U. S. Department of the Interior. The same agency owns and operates the North Star. Forever blowing bubbles, this Nunivak Island boy demonstrates that gum remains an irresistible novelty. horizon. The stars are extinguished and the days undivided by darkness. Now late sum mer had given back the stars that sparkled in the arching vault of heaven. Northern lights danced in bewitching loveliness above the empty, silent tundra. Ice Cake Serves as Water Fount After discharging 3,500 tons of freight at Barrow, we began our southbound journey on September 6. At Wainwright I saw the school's water sup ply-300 huge cakes of ice stored in a cellar dug deep in the frozen ground. Drinking water in the Arctic, instead of flowing from a faucet, trickles from an ice cake melting behind the stove. When the schoolteacher asked his pretty wife if she was going out to visit the ship, she felt of her hair, glanced in the mirror, and replied, "I'm not ready; I'll go out next year," a contemplated visit just 12 months away. At Tigara on Point Hope, 30 men of the village were away, working elsewhere, so the women and children did most of the long shoring (page 67). Teams of women toiled up the beach from the barges under 100-pound bags. One sack appeared to move on six legs as three little girls hustled it ashore.