Lake Co. Past: Nov. 30From Lake County newspaper archives.
TALKS ON SUFFRAGE
Dr. Mary McCoy of Duluth delivered a very interesting address on women’s suffrage on Sunday afternoon at the Glen Hall. This is the first women’s suffrage speaker that has ever visited Two Harbors. Dr. McCoy contends that the rights of the fair sex ought to be recognized at the polls. Her speech was very convincing and has aroused the local women considerably in so much as to the possibility of organizing a suffrage club here with Mrs. James Woodfill appointed temporary chairman.
THANKSGIVING DANCE IN KNIFE RIVER
There will be a special train to be run to Knife River on Thursday, Thanksgiving night, to accommodate those who wish to attend the ball to be given by the firemen in that village. The Marine Orchestra from this city will furnish the music and it is expected that a large number from here will attend as there is no dance on in this city.
HUNTS DEER BY DOCTORS’ ORDERS
One of the best stories out for the present hunting season is told by John Hangartner of Beaver Bay. The hunter in question has been under doctor’s care for some time and was permitted to go out on condition that he would not over-exert. Tuesday he sauntered around the edge of one of the meadows on the Beaver River and a fine buck came out of a clump of timber. The hunter held his fire until the buck advanced quite a distance from the clearing, brought him down and then brought his car around to the side of his prize and loaded it.
SHOW MOVIES OF GOLDEN GOPHERS
Moving pictures of the 1937 Golden Gophers, Big Ten champions, will be shown at the high school auditorium, Saturday, Dec. 4. Action pictures will be shown of Van Avery, Gimitro, Buhler, Moore and other players. The exciting parts in the game will be shown in slow motion so that the spectators can see each play. Tickets are on sale at James’, Falk’s Pool hall, Rosenberg’s and by members of the American Legion who are sponsoring the show.
MIDNIGHT MADNESS TOMORROW
Sleepwalkers will have plenty of company in Two Harbors Friday night as this city’s merchants don nightshirts, bathrobes and hair curlers to wait on sleepless customers from 9 p.m. to midnight. This strange new sales promotion has been labeled Midnight Madness and not since the start of the highly successful “Krazy Daze” back in 1957 have Two Harbors merchants attempted such a different but equally zany promotion. Santa makes his initial visit to the city at 7 p.m. and will distribute treats to the children at Thomas Owens Park.
JOTTINGS BY JIM
County Commissioner Marvin Marklund remarked to the office crew the other day that the street number of the Chronicle & Times building is 109 – the same as President Kennedy’s famous PT boat during World War II. It was quite flattering to realize we had something in common with the president until we remembered that PT 109 was sunk!
A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS ON THE NORTH SHORE
Four Knife River homes and the Knife River Lutheran Church will be decked with holly, evergreens and gifts for the first annual County Christmas on the North Shore, a tour of decorated homes beginning at 10 a.m. Sat., Dec. 5 at the church. Along the tour visitors have an opportunity to visit the Eaton, Geist, Ojard homes and the old resort Dodges Log Lodges as well as the little white 60 year old church where a mini bazaar, fish cakes and baked goods will be available. Many, if not all, Knife River families are involved in the preparations for the tour, donating bazaar items, baking, preparing ethnic food demonstrations and serving on committees.
BOARD CONSIERS CLOSING ARENAS
The Lake County commissioners this week decided not to include a$190,000 in the 1998 county budget for repairs to arenas in Two Harbors and Silver Bay, setting the stage for closing the buildings next year. Consultants warn against using the 21 year old buildings beyond this year due to extensive rot at the base of the main wooden support arches.