Ore shipping will be heavy this year
The Pittsburgh Steamship Company has ordered engineers of the water tube boiler boats to report on board their ships on Mar. 3, to begin fitting out. Engineers of first and second class boats having Scotch boilers will report Mar. 10 and 15, respectively. These orders of the Pittsburgh Steamship Company furnish the first indications of the near approach of the navigation season of 1913, which is expected to be the busiest in the history of the lake.
What do they know?
The ice has cleared out of the local harbor and as far as the eye can see across the lake toward the Wisconsin shore, there is open water. Not much in that statement from a Duluth “authority” some weeks ago to the effect that the snow on the ice would make the opening of the lake very late this spring.
California take notice
Two Harborites return from Los Angeles Feb. 26, reporting 19 days of rain, floods, hurricanes and earthquakes, to find their neighbors who stayed in a decent climate for the winter, pushing their baby carriages down the street. They found their lawns bare except where the snow plows had pushed the snow up onto the parkways. After a week of balmy weather, Mar. 1 came in, not like a lion or a lamb, but like a sweet cherub.
Big class is given a promotion
The goal visioned by everyman entering the service of the railroad was achieved last week. Thirteen firemen on the Iron Range division of the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range were certified for promotion to the position of engineer.
The class included: A. R. Johnson, Peter Bislaw, Edw. Larson, Herman Anderson, Nels Holbeck, Frank Hickey, Martin Olson, Matt Archdeacon, Carl Shogren, John Strom, Arthur Cyr, Alfred Carlson of Two Harbors, and Emil Nelson of Biwabik.
New industry possibility in city
A locally owned manufacturing firm utilizing railroad facilities here loomed as a possibility today following meetings by DM&IR offices, representatives of an equipment manufacturer and local promoters. Rumors were rampant after a large group of visitors arrived in the city and began inspecting the car shop in the railroad yards. Nothing definite has come out of the meeting to date, but the city remains hopeful.
New dial changes
Northwestern Bell Telephone moves forward in the change of the remaining two-letter, five-number telephone numbers around the area including Silver Bay, Beaver Bay and Finland. What used to be BA 6 prefix, will now be a 226 plus number telephone number. The change is necessary to meet telephone growth here and throughout the nation, ultimately improving services such as pushbutton dialing, smaller instruments, direct distance dialing and even international dialing.
Highway sign says
“Thirty days hath September, April, June and November…… and anyone who exceeds our speed limit!”
Two Harbors rink wins national curling crown
They weren’t the oldest curlers at the National Senior Curling Championships, but they were the best. Held in Detroit, the Earl Meyer rink in Two Harbors took the championship in the 55-and older competition. Winning all six games in the four day event were Louis Bangsund, Wayne Dahl and Rudy Pluth.
Two new bells added
Holy Spirit Catholic Church will have two new bells along with the original dated 1891. The original bell, weighing 1,600 pounds, has been cleaned up and the names of the 25 donors inscribed on it are clearly visible. The two new bells, cast in Holland, weigh 820 and 520 pounds and are inscribed with “In memory of John Dwan” and “In memory of Mrs. John Dwan”.