COAL SEASON FINISHED
The steamer Mary C. Elplicke finished the season at the D & IR coal docks the first of the week. The total amount of coal received during the season is 309,308 tons brought in fifty-nine cargoes. This is 56,000 tons in excess of the receipts of 1911.
FOURTH OF THE “Y” ENTERTAINMENTS
Tuesday evening McCormick and his dog, Bronte, will give a remarkable entertainment at the YMCA. Mr. McCormick is a whistler and imitator of anything from a humming bird to a saw mill. Bronte is a Scotch collie and can count money and people and tell how many in the audience have glasses on as well as add, subtract , multiply and divide. The admission to the event is adults 25 cents, children 15 cents.
President Taft issues annual Thanksgiving Proclamation setting aside Nov. 28 as the observance of Thanksgiving Day. He states: “A God-fearing nation like ours, owes it to its inborn and sincere sense of moral duty to testify its devout gratitude to the all-giver for the countless blessings it has enjoyed.”
HUNTER SEASON PROSPEROUS FOR TWO HARBORS
With the sale of 900 deer hunting licenses showing an all-time record for the local office, Two Harbors has certainly seen a boom in business with nearly every form of business profiting from the trade which was created by the hordes of hunters invading the North Country. Cafes were jammed, filling stations busy, food and clothing merchants, too, felt the effect of the presence of visitors to the city. The biggest jump in business though was experienced by the municipal liquor store which did $688.85 on Friday and $651.10 on Saturday.
EXCHANGE HAS LONGEST CALL
The longest call ever put through the Two Harbors telephone exchange was made Thursday transmitting a message to the Hawaiian Islands. The toll was $22.50, but fifteen minutes were required to get the connection from San Francisco. The sender reported to Mr. Brickley that the reception was perfect except for a few moments indistinction.
MALLET LOCOMOTIVCE IS OFFERED TO CITY
The D.M. & I. R. railroad has made an offer to present to the city of Two Harbors on a permanent bases a mallet steam locomotive, last and largest of a past age. The engine would be placed near its famous predecessor “The 3 Spot” near the depot. In past years a mallet locomotive has been on display during the shipping season.
’62 DEER SEASON WINDS UP WITH KILL RATION SAID FAIR
Some did and some did not get their game from the North Woods in Lake County this week with results spotty and not over 30 percent according to state conservation officer, Lawrence Downey. Luckily, however, Sheriff Roland Falk said this was about the 16th or 17th year that there had been no deer hunting casualties. One young hunter slashed his hand when cleaning his quarry and another, growing tired when heading back out to help his father with his downed deer, sat to rest a minute on a stump on which a trapper had placed a No. 4 wolf trap. The trap sprung and he thought some animal had bitten him and he leaped up to the extent of the fastening chain. He was not seriously injured.
LAST CHANCE FOR A FREE TURKEY
Sonju Motors is offering a free 12 – 15 pound turkey with any used car over $150. Among the listed autos for sale: ’60 Ford Thunderbird, $2695; ’59 Chev Bel Air, $1295; ’60 Falcon, $1195; ’57 Merc Tudor, $695.
BELL TOWER UNDER CONSTRUCTION
A Dwan family tradition is being continued, as the bell tower of Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Two Harbors is undergoing construction. Leland and Helen Dwan Schubert have donated the funds to raise the tower 36 feet and add two bells to the original bell installed in 1891. Construction is expected to be completed by January with the bells scheduled for installation in the spring.
FIRE DESTROYS KITCHEN AND DINING HALL AT ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER
Just weeks before the center was to welcome to Isabella its first December student groups, a late night fire devastated the dining hall and kitchen that also housed classrooms. The center began and has spent 16 years in outdated buildings belonging to the federal government which the government wants to remove. A new center is under construction near Finland but construction has ground to a halt while additional funding is sought.
PUMPKIN PIE SALE
The Two Harbors senior class will be selling homemade pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving. You can pre-order your pies by calling 834-2323 . The pies are $4.00 each. Happy Thanksgiving from Two Harbors High School
SUPERIOR SHORES OFFERS A SOLUTION:
“Is overcrowding a problem at your home this Thanksgiving? Then treat your visiting friends and relatives to a stay at Superior Shores.”