April 8, 1947

Highlights of Henry Ford’s three visits to Superior

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford are proven right here on a shock go to to Superior on July 30, 1941. This image was taken within the shadows of the Nice Northern ore docks the place their boat, the Henry Ford II, docked through the afternoon. It is a “birthday” photograph, Mr. Ford having celebrated his 78th birthday on his journey right here. April 8, 1947 Telegram

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The loss of life of Henry Ford, Detroit industrialist, introduced again recollections to Superiorites Tuesday who recalled that he made three quick visits to Superior between 1939 and 1945.

On every event, Mr. Ford got here right here on his ship, Henry Ford II, and remained by no means various hours whereas the vessel was taking over a cargo of ore on the Nice Northern docks in Allouez.

Typical of his personal characterization of himself as “only a nation boy at coronary heart,” every of the motor magnate’s visits right here have been unheralded and with out fanfare. He termed every of them “simply my annual jaunt on the Nice Lakes.” His ship repeatedly plies between Superior and different Nice Lakes ports with ore.

April 8, 1970

1st lady member due county board

Two Metropolis Council incumbents and one County Board incumbent have been defeated in Tuesday’s election, the County Board may have its first lady member in historical past, and Superior voters rejected a referendum that may have allowed the Metropolis Council to set the mayor’s wage. And an uncommon tie vote resulted in a single County Board race.

Mrs. Florence Palm, 2128 E. tenth St., a 34-year-old mom of two kids, turns into the primary lady in historical past to be elected to the previous all-male board. She handily defeated former supervisor Robert Carnes, 615 Fourth Ave. E., within the race for the 2nd District chair vacated when its former occupant, Frank L. Holton, 1410 E. Sixth St., was defeated within the March 3 major balloting.

Donkeyball video games are scheduled

Donkeyball will come to the Cathedral Faculty fitness center on Sunday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m.

The sport will probably be performed whereas the group members experience donkeys. The nationally-known Crosby Donkey Ball Co., Chippewas Falls, Wis., will present the donkeys.

Runaway circumstances reported up

There have been 63 experiences of girls and boys operating away from dwelling for the reason that first of the yr, in accordance with police, and there have been circumstances the place they’ve been harbored in different properties.

It is a violation of the regulation and fogeys have been requested to query their kids when a stranger is introduced into the house as a good friend, police mentioned.

There was a rise within the variety of runaway circumstances reported, police mentioned, some having left town, others going into properties right here with pals.

April 9, 1947

Stork overworks, metropolis births far exceed yr in the past

If current developments maintain forth the rest of the yr, the stork goes to get mighty drained and worn out from making deliveries in Superior earlier than 1947 bows out.

In response to information on the metropolis well being division, the long-legged, white-plumaged hen has introduced 338 infants to Superior dad and mom since January 1 this yr, in comparison with solely 221 as of April 1, 1946.


Superior’s March of Dimes fund took a giant $100 step upward this week as the results of a contribution from Superior Central’s “S” membership. Members of the membership, lettermen on Viking athletic groups, made the $100 presentation from funds obtained from score-cards offered through the regional match in Superior. Within the image are Lauren Norman, Don Bottolfsen, Bethel Robinson, chairman of the Superior chapter of the Childish Paralysis Basis, Keith Svee and Bob Norman. April 11, 1947 Telegram

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April 10, 1947

Faculty for guides for searching, fishing deliberate by Solon warden

SOLON SPRINGS — Courses for the instruction of guides who direct or help different individuals in searching or fishing are being deliberate by Wesley C. Newcomb, conservation warden at Solon Springs with the help of Sam Bashara, highschool principal.

The lessons will probably be held on the Solon Springs highschool and will probably be carried out for highschool boys needing to make trip money by guiding and every other individuals fascinated about such work. Resort house owners and current guides on this space are particularly invited to attend and are urged to ahead information issues and inquiries to be taken up. The primary goal will probably be to supply extra courteous, environment friendly and succesful guides.

Delivery fever runs rampant, kills 24 head of cattle on dairy farm in county

It has price Selden Anderson, 49-year-old farmer of Station B, city of Superior, $4,000 within the lack of 24 head of dairy cattle, and an undetermined sum of money which may have been derived from milk checks to be taught what can occur if a barn is badly or inadequately ventilated.

Anderson within the final three weeks has misplaced 19 cows and 5 heifers, valued at $4,000, from a illness often called “hemorrhagic septicemia,” generally known as transport fever, contracted as a result of the cattle didn’t obtain the correct air flow within the barn.


Elwood E. Anderson, Douglas County agricultural agent, is proven right here on the appropriate as he inspects a sick cow within the herd belonging to Selden Anderson, on the left, at his farm positioned on Route one, Station B, city of Superior. This cow is considered one of 10 which are nonetheless sick within the unique herd of 100, and is anticipated to die from transport fever. Twenty-four head of cattle on the farm have already died. April 10, 1947 Telegram

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April 10, 1970

4 held in assault on native youth

4 suspects have been being held by St. Louis County Sheriff’s Division in reference to the alleged abduction and beating of two boys, considered one of them a Superiorite.

Two of the individuals, who’re 18, have been anticipated to be introduced into municipal courtroom in Duluth on fees of kidnapping.

Arthur Gerding, 16, of 1606 N. Fifth St., Superior, mentioned he was picked up by three younger males and a woman about 4:30 p.m. Thursday and through the experience which took him into Duluth he was stabbed with a knife, overwhelmed and pricked with a pocket knife, in accordance with Inspector of Detectives George Sharon.

The second youth, Steve Anderson, 15, Knife River, Minn., was reportedly picked up by the identical individuals on Freeway 61 close to Two Harbors, Minn.

St. Louis County authorities had been informed by Anderson that he was pressured into the automotive pushed by a woman and containing three younger males. He mentioned he was overwhelmed, kicked and stabbed.

Mrs. LaGesse ‘first boat’ winner

Mrs. Robert LaGesse, 1102 Clough Ave., with an estimate of the primary ship arrival on the Superior Entry simply 13 seconds from the precise time, is the 1970 winner of the First Boat Contest.

The Ernest T. Weir handed by means of the piers of the Superior entry at 5:45:17 p.m. Tuesday, April 7. Mrs. LaGesse’s guess was 5:45:30 p.m. on April 7. Her prize is $90.

April 11, 1970

Nelson named as appearing undersheriff

Sgt. Willard E. Nelson, a 13-year veteran with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Division Friday was named appearing undersheriff to interchange Undersheriff Thomas B. Murray, who together with Sheriff Fred J. Johnson is at present below suspension pending the end result of their trials on fees of misconduct in public workplace.

Johnson is charged with improperly authorizing fee of mileage allowances allegedly claimed by Murray whereas utilizing a county-owned automotive.


The Marilyn Klein rink is the champion of the 1969-70 Superior Ladies’s Curling League. Members of the Klein group, left to proper, are Sheila Krynski, lead, Fern Geegan, third, Helen Venne, second and Marilyn Klein, skip. April 10, 1970 Telegram

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These are members of the newly-organized Coordinating Council of the Superior Youth Heart, composed of consultant college students from the Central, Cathedral and East excessive colleges. Seated, left to proper, are Phyllis McNaughton, Central, Ron Sinclair, Central, council chairman, and Marge Greassner, Cathedral. Standing are, left to proper, Dave Rima, Cathedral, secretary, and Jim Chandler, East excessive, treasurer. April 9, 1947 Telegram

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A big image that includes a Spartan head within the design and lettering that reads Superior Senior Excessive Orchestra will go on tour Thursday and Friday. The orchestra, below the route of Miss Shirley Wagner, will give performances Thursday and Friday at Barron, Ladysmith and Wausau. The image was made by Janice Barton, left, Robert Nindorf, proper and John Tougher, not pictured. They’re within the Craft Membership at Senior Excessive. April 8, 1970 Telegram

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Plans have been finalized for the Third Annual Rotary Pancake Jamboree to be held April 25 at Senior Excessive Faculty Proven are a gaggle of Rotarians making an attempt out their new kitchen outfits and receiving tickets to be offered for the occasion. Don Campbell, proper, ticket chairman, is proven with a few of this group captains, from left, Henry Skudstad, David Dobberman, John Haugland and Don Davison. April 9, 1970 Telegram

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Winners of state pistol meet competitors participated in by members of the Superior Police Division are proven right here wanting over trophies and medals which have simply arrived. Seated are left to proper, Percy McGibbon, head of the fingerprint identification bureau, who received most of them and Police Chief A. E. Buchanan. Standing, left to proper, are patrolmen Kenneth Beetcher, Martin Seeley and Russell Delcourt. Edward Yaworski was not current when the photograph was taken. April 9, 1947 Telegram

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Articles and photos courtesy of retired librarian Judy Aunet with the Superior Public Library.