Lake Co. Past: Nov. 16From Lake County newspaper archives.
ORE SHIPMENTS ARE LARGEST EVER MADE
This week, in all probability, will close the present season of ore shipments from this port with the record 9,300,000 tons. This is the second season in the history of the Duluth & Iron Range Rail Road that the shipments have exceeded nine million tons, the first being the season of 1909, when 9,181,132 tons were shipped.
The council has issued an order in the shape of a hand bill warning owners and householders against emptying ashes on the streets and alleys and in any way obstructing the alleys or streets. We understand it is their intention to enforce the ordinance covering this offense and no doubt several arrests will have to be made before the people learn that the council means business.
FAILURE DUE TO REGULATOR
Two Harbors citizens were subjected to a lack of the convenience of electricity Sunday night just as they were about to prepare Sunday dinner and settle down to hear Jack Benny and Charley McCarthy. The failure was due to the sticking of the voltage regulator of the 1000 kilowatt generator. Before engineer Randolph Newell could operate it manually the voltage ran so high it became necessary to shut down the turbine, with resulting loss of the vacuum necessary for its operation.
LOSES TEN DEER IN HALF BLOCK
The contention of the Minnesota Game and Fish Commission that there is insufficient forage is substantiated by the driver of the Yale service on the north shore. His count is on par with the census of the CCC enumerators in the deer census who count the deer in one section and then count them again in the next section on the following day. On a recent trip to Grand Marais he counted 118 deer between Lutsen and Grand Marais, according to his story at the New Life Café, but lost ten of them between there and Hall’s barber shop where the count dropped to 108.
TWO MOOSE, MANY DEER, NO HUNTERS VICTIMS IN AREA
An as yet undermined number of deer, two bull moose, but no hunters have been victims of the 1962 hunting season. In both of the moose killing cases, according to Conservation Officer Lawrence Downey, the shooters said they killed the animals in self-defense. Deer hunting season in this area apparently has been spotty but there are a lot of deer in the area.
CROWD LAUGHS, CHEERS ’62 SENIOR CLASS PLAY
An audience of some 250 persons in the high school auditorium applauded with laughter and praised the presentation by an 11 member cast from the 1963 senior class of Two Harbors. The play was “Lock, Stock and Lipstick”. Composing the cast were: Ken Johnson, Lloyd Anderson, Beverlee Markuson, Jackie Minahan, John Anderson, Paul Nichols, Gretta Sandberg, Diane Gemelke, Lauren Albrant, Nancy Salo and Susan Morlock.
WELL DRESSED FAWN FINDS SAFETY AND COMFORT IN COMPANY OF FRIENDLY HUMANS
In the spring when Lois Oberg spotted a fawn playing in the yard with her dogs, feeding and caring for the fawn was a given. Now “Buckwheat”, the fawn, has all of the neighbors keeping a close eye on him during hunting season. Lois has gone even further than a watchful eye though, and has fashioned a blaze orange knit collar and a vest made of red plastic for Buckwheat to make him stand out from his wilder cousins. Oberg says she has to replace his “clothes” every couple of days because he rubs them off, usually at the neighbors.
CLASS OF 2000 SAYS NO TO SMOKING
Some members of the Two Harbors High School class of 2000 got a jump on the rest of the world on Monday, swearing off cigarettes and pledging to stay members of a smoke-free generation. The rest of the country gets a chance to swear off cigarettes on Thursday, Nov. 19, also known as D-Day or Don’t Smoke Day. Kindergarten teacher, Sonja Soderstrom, gave her class adult-sized T-shirts emblazoned with “A Smoke Free Generation” stating that they can “wear this now and in 2000 when you graduate you can wear this again” (probably fitting much better) “because you won’t be smoking”.