Lake Co. Past: Dec. 14From Lake County Newspaper archives.
BIG DINNER AT THE “Y”
The R.Y.M.C.A. will hold its fifteenth anniversary celebration on Dec. 18 with a musical program, various addresses and a dinner. Mr. Thomas Owens will speak on the early history and organization and Mr. E.L. Hamilton will speak on the “Railroad Young Men’s Christian Association”. Mr. Hamilton was here in 1897 when the local institution was first organized and appointed the first board of directors.
A DATE TO NOTE
Noted in the Dec. 12, 1912, edition of The Journal News, “on this date you can address your correspondence with the date: 12-12-12”. “You cannot use three numbers the same again in your lifetime”.
UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS TO START AFTER JANUARY 3
The first claims for Minnesota’s unemployed are not automatic but must meet certain definite eligibility conditions. Benefits will be in the form of weekly checks ranging from a maximum of $15 down to approximately $6. The benefit rate is 50 per cent of his usual full time weekly wage but not exceeding $15 per week.
HAND SIGNALS IN WINTER NEEDED FOR ROAD SAFETY
Because car windows are usually kept closed in cold weather, a high percentage of drivers abandon the use of hand signals. The effort of rolling down a window and giving the proper turn signal may save a life or prevent a painful accident in letting the car behind you know of your driving intentions.
CAR 54 CALLED BY POLICE HERE
“Calling Car 54”. That popular television show was enacted in Two Harbors last Saturday morning when the city police force was forced to resort for transportation to a city street department pickup truck bearing that number when the police car’s generator conked out. Adding to the enjoyment of the occasion by some local residents was the fact that Chief A.H. Christensen and Patrolman Gothard Bergman were on duty in the truck and bear at least a superficial resemblance in general to the television show officers.
LETTERS TO SANTA
“I would like a new bathrobe and some pajamas. Also a new winter hat: the color of the hat, gray and black mixed. Love Mary”
“I want to know what the Winchester rifle is. I would like a new shirt, a tractor, some slippers. I want a picture of the “raindeers”. Ricky”
“How are you at the North Pole. How is your wife, and your deer and elves. What I want for Christmas. I would like catching equipment, and I would like to be the second Yogi Berra. Billy”
BIG NOISE NIGHT SPOT IS ALL QUIET AFTER MORNING FIRE
For the moment all is quiet at Big Noise, the site of many a noisy whoop-de-do burned to the ground early on Tuesday morning. Ken Yates, his wife, Mary and daughter-in-law, Roberta escaped the fire with only Roberta needing treatment for smoke inhalation, because a passerby, Paul Jones, awoke the family by breaking a window. Yates plans to rebuild a bigger and better place this spring or summer. The popular spot began its existence in the early 1930’s when a logging company owner quit the lumber business. Frank Gravelle used salvaged buildings and opened a drinking establishment on what was once known as Big Noise Curve.
TWO HARBORS BACKS AWAY FROM NAVY SHIP PROPOSAL
While they didn’t withdraw from the race to land the Navy cruiser Newport News as a tourist attraction, Two Harbors city officials said Monday that they were ready for a long pit stop. Mayor Wayne Sletten stated, “we know at this time it doesn’t appear financially possible” but the city should not close the door on the possibility simply because its pace is too quick for the city to commit at this time. The cost of preparing a well-protected mooring site is a “heavy burden, higher than any of us expected”.