Axel Lingren, the genial proprietor at the Farmers Home barn, is showing off triplets with considerable satisfaction. When a man is the owner of one muley cow and awakens to find himself the proprietor of a growing herd of four he has a right to exclaim, “I’ll be cow kicked!” The cow that gave birth to the triplet calves is a mixed Shorthorn and Durham and is owned by Peter Rossen.
A genuine blizzard broke in on us Monday night and moved us from the banana belt to the vicinity of the north pole.
WANTED: Thirty men for cutting pulpwood, ties and posts. Wages $35 to $45 per month or will pay a good price for piece work. Inquire of H. Pronovost, Two Harbors.
WHAT WE LISTEN TO
Being a dummy is nice work if you can get it. A survey shows that more people listen to Charlie McCarthy, Public Blockhead No. 1, than tune in any other program on the air. “Think of that, Bergen.”
From the Two Harbors Chronicle front page December 23, 1937, “a bright one and a white one and a merry one is this corner’s sincere wish for all who live in this neck of the woods – and for all who aren’t that lucky”.
CHASE ENDS AT STEWART RIVER BRIDGE
The Stewart River Bridge was the end of the line for a 15 year old armed robbery suspect who suffered shotgun pellet wounds fired at him at a roadblock there by Patrolman George MacFarlane of the Two Harbors police force. The robbery and kidnap victim, Joe Thompson of Grand Marais was rescued unharmed though suffering from shock at an ordeal during which he said he had been threatened with death several times.
LOCAL BOY RECEIVES A PRIZED PORTRAIT
A first grader at the time, Lee Perkins of Two Harbors drew a picture of Scott Carpenter and his space capsule at the time of the orbital flight. “We sure were glad when they found you in the water” he wrote on the picture and sent it to the astronaut addressed to Cape Canaveral. On Tuesday, Lee got a picture of Carpenter with his autograph.
HOT CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEAS
Who remembers: the View-Master and 3 reel packets; Midnight Dusting Powder by Tussy; Old Spice; The rotary dial extension phone in many colors; J-66 Polaroid Camera; 1963 Zenith 23” console TV; Heaven Sent Perfume by Helena Rubinstein.
BRIMSON NEWSLETTER BRINGS BACK CHRISTMAS MEMORIES OF SOLDIERS PAST
During the Second World War, communities were encouraged to write newsletters and send them to their service people during the holidays. A government agency offered to print these and, in return, they kept one for their historical records. A copy of the first Christmas edition of the Brimson Newsletter was found in the personal belongings of the late Gust Gustafson who had saved it all these years. A couple of notes from those letters:
He went deer hunting instead: Pvt. Edwin Pelto had been planning on coming back to Minnesota for hunting season but stopped off in Omaha and got married instead. Don’t forget there is a wedding dance awaiting you and your bride in Brimson.
K.P: Pvt. Pentti Miller is betting that even if he is in Berlin next Thanksgiving he’ll be on K.P. Pentti drew K.P. this Thanksgiving in England and the last one at Fort Knox.
Sea Bees: Ensign Neil Salo was recently home on leave and sharing stories of his tour in the S. W. Pacific; of seeing Mrs. F.D. Roosevelt and traveling back to the US with Capt. R. Bong, flying ace from Wisconsin.
Enjoying the land of grass skirts are PRC Arne Wartianinen, Pvt. Gust Gustafson and PRC Alex Oman.
Pvt. Art Kylen found a way to keep bed covers from slipping to the floor nights from the upper bunk. He is willing to pass the information onto any rookie.
“Aloha means farewell to thee; aloha means goodbye
It means until we meet again, beneath the Tropic sky;
Aloha means good morning and always to be true;
But the best thing Aloha means, I always think of you!
That is a lovely word….. even at 34 below…. So…. Aloha!”