Lake County past: July 26From Lake County newspaper archives.
AWFUL WRECK KILLS THREE MEN, SERIOUSLY INJURES
The worst wreck in the history of the Duluth & Iron Range railroad took place near Colby station when two engines crashed head on at full speed. Extra north No. 207 left Allen Jet in a rain storm and for some unaccountable reason took the south bound track which they followed for nearly five miles without any member of the crew discovering their mistake. The monster locomotive hauling 35 empty steel ore cars rushed through the rain and darkness at a rate of speed estimated at 20 mph and collided head on with an extra ore train south No. 203 which was running at about 15 mph. The collision occurred on a curve and it is evident that neither crew was aware of the other engine on the same line.
The picnickers and others were up from Duluth, fully a thousand strong, on Sunday. Three boatloads were brought up besides the regular train service. Two Harbors is gaining favorable notoriety as a good place for an outing.
NOTICE TO BICYCLE OWNERS
Commencing on Monday afternoon August 1st, the police department will establish a temporary registration bureau at the Band Shell and will receive applications and issue license plates for bicycles. A charge of 15 cents will be made for the plates that will be good until June 1, 1939. All boys and girls must bring along their bicycles and be prepared to give their names and correct street address and the names of their parents.
AT THE STATE
“HAVING A WONDERFUL TIME”, starring Ginger Rogers & Douglas Fairbanks Jr. with Peggy Conklin, Lucille Ball, Lee Bowman, Richard (Red) Skelton and Ann Miller.
MAHENDRA, in person, on the stage, direct from the Mystic Temples of India, Suer-mental marvel and world’s leading exponent of Scientific suggestion. Ask any question, it will be answered. Mahendra will give you advice and solve your problems.
GIRLS FINISH HIKE ACROSS ISLE ROYALE
Girl Scout Troop No. 254 of Two Harbors became the first group of their sex to complete a hike from Rock Harbor, Isle Royale, across the island 43 miles to Windigo on the opposite end. The troop consisted of Patricia McKenzie, leader, Phyllis Pelto, her helper, Judy and Joanne Erno, Susan Bergren, Glennis Nichols and Sharon Hermans. “Gee, the mosquitoes were tough,” one girl said rather ruefully on her return.
SAY THAT AGAIN?
Rotary District Governor Al Wilson tells about the ingenious Japanese inventor who has come up with a new hearing aid that will sell for less than $2. It’s quite simple: “It’s just a little wire about so long with a hook on one end. You place the hook over one ear and leave the wire showing from your pocket. You’d be surprised how much louder people speak to you!”