Will allow dances in school houses
Last fall the senior high school class petitioned this school board for the privilege of using the corridors in the school buildings for dancing. The school board has decided that this decision needs more discussion and public input for further consideration by having a special meeting announced within a month. Some board members feel that since young people will dance anyway that it would be better to do so under school influence. Others felt that the young may first learn to dance in the schools and then go to a public or promiscuous dance and thereby be contaminated.
New design for nickels
The design of the five cent pieces does not coincide with the treasury department’s conception of art and will be changed entirely. The Goddess of Liberty will be on the face of the nickel with a buffalo. The reverse side of the new coin will contain the head of an Indian.
Lind installs ice cream plant
Vernon Lind has installed a Taylor ice cream manufacturing plant at his barbeque on Seventh Street. The new ice cream freezer will allow him to make ice cream treats in a variety of fresh fruit flavors and he is offering one pint of fresh fruit sherbet free with each quart of ice cream purchased. The ice cream is 18 cents per pint and 35 cents per quart.
Firemen make speedy run
The Two Harbors Volunteer Fire Department established a record which would be envied by any professional organization when a fire broke out in the furnace room of the Two Harbors Clinic and Hospital. The engine was at the scene of the fire within three minutes, even before the siren had finished blowing, and had the fire out four minutes later.
Tower will fall
A landmark in Two Harbors for a half century this week was due to fall. The old DM&IR water tower, which for many years furnished liquid power resources to the old steam engines on the line and at one time served the young city of Two Harbors with its water supply, will become scrap metal.
Band richer by $100
The Two Harbors Municipal Band returned with a check for $100 representing fourth place in their division of the Wisconsin Music Spectacle in Milwaukee last weekend. The band scored 92.997 points after being graded on tone, intonation, expression, articulation, technique, ensemble and balance, concert general effect, inspection, marching and parade general effect. First place went to Chicago with 95.499 points.
County up on elevator
The Lake County Board Building and Grounds Committee last week settled on a $195,000 proposal to build an elevator in the County Courthouse. The issue got stuck several years ago between accommodating modern requirements for handicapped access and preserving the building’s historical significance. Because the building is on the Federal Register of Historic Places, major alterations have to be approved by the State Historical Society.
Don’t gawk at scary weather
July 21st brought some hot weather and the sky along the North Shore was filled with signs of potential severe weather. When conditions such as this are visible, good common sense tells us to seek shelter. Many of us though took to the streets, however, to watch the awesome clouds that rolled over us. It is not possible to predict exact time of occurrence of a tornado or where it may strike, but the National Weather Service can identify areas that are approximately 100 miles wide and 250 long in which weather conditions suggest a high probability of tornado generation.