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September 25, 1958 - Image 8

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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
REBEL MEET: Three Professors Finish
verine Sailors Steal Show Alaskan Problem Study nil

Three University professors have
recently completed studies of some
of the major problems facing the
new state of Alaska.
Prof. William S. Benninghoff, of
the botany department, has worked
for seven years as chief of a section
of the United States Geological
Survey engaged in studies of ter-
rain and glacial geology in Alaska.
Prof. Benninghoff notes that the
state has serious transportation
problems. He explains that there
are no rail connections with the
main part of the continent and no
regular ocean passenger boat serv-
ice to Alaska. Also, there are only
5,000 miles of roads in the state.
Aircraft May Help
Airplanes may solve the trans-
portation problem, Prof. Benning-
hoff ventures. Many Alaskans, he
adds, felt that people in conti-

nental United States are "living
back in the Auto Age." Merrill
Field in Anchorage, the third busi-
est airfield in the world, has cars
parked in an area which resembles
one of the United States' biggest
parking lots.
Seasonal Work Is Problem
The key economic problem in
Alaska is that the work is largely
seasonal, according to Prof. Dow
E. Baxter. The timber industry, he
believes is ohe area where year-
round employment is possible.
He notes that it is cheaper to
ship pulp to continental United
States than it is to ship pulp wood.
There are now two pulp plants in
Alaska, one at Ketchikan and the
other at Sitka. This is a non-
seasonal industry which might be
expanded.

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