Douglas County Past for January 21 – Superior Telegram


Higher holds the tonnage place

During the 246-day sailing period of 1925, when 11,553 ships entered and left the port of Superior-Duluth, more cargo was handled than at any other port in the United States but one. the port of Greater New York. A total of 51,334,641 tonnes of cargo, valued at nearly half a billion dollars, was handled at the local port.

The 1925 record exceeds that of the previous year by 5,917,685 tons, or about 13%.

Taught 37 years

After 37 years of teaching, 66-year-old Howe School teacher John S. Roeseler, who will retire at the end of the semester, told a Telegram man who interviewed him today that he had the opportunity to live his life all over again, he would again choose the teaching profession as his career.

“My greatest joy has been caring for the students and shaping their character,” Mr. Roeseler said.

At age 16, the age when most boys are in high school, Mr. Roeseler began teaching at a small, one-room log school in Dodge County.

After retiring from a county superintendent position, Roeseler came to Superior at the end of the World War. He felt the need to teach and accepted a position at the Howe.

Thirty-three senior curlers, sent voluntarily from the Superior Curling Club to the Canadian cities of Port Arthur and Fort William, are shown as they prepare to board a special bus for the trip. Those making the trip were, front row, left to right, Ray Somerville, Elmer Schiller, OC Gradin, Orville Omberg, Arthur Robinson, Clem Haugh, Bruce Black, Bert St. Onge, Ed Nadolski, Laurie Carlson, Paul Erickson , John Bradshaw Sr., Bud Bird, Harry Dahl. Back row, Rudy Schnell, Jack Tylenda, Bud Minor, Ed Lundholm, Morton Wadd, Milton Rockwood, Harold Greely, Dr PW Tierney, Dave Milroy, Alex McKenzie, John Howard, At Benson, Stanley Nelson, John Bradshaw Jr., George Schiller John Horst, Willard Means, Walter Anderson and Lawrence Waseen.

Contribution / Superior Public Library / Telegram of January 21, 1947

Ernie Nevers coming back to see people in the morning

The greatest grid player of them all comes home

Ernie Nevers comes home.

The news, officially announced today, has all the little boys at Superior buzzing and sparked tremendous interest in the grand opening of Normal’s new gymnasium.

Nevers, the most famous athlete among celebrity athletes who attended Superior Central High School, will arrive Saturday morning from Madison where he was a guest of Paul (Putty) Nelson, his former teammate from the Violet and White days.

At the invitation of Coach II Tubbs, who was his teacher at Central, Nevers will referee the basketball game to be played between Normal and Oshkosh Normal on Saturday night.

A hero since his sophomore years at Central, loved even more than the average Central High sports star, thousands of Superior and many in Duluth eagerly await his return with fatherly eyes. For Nevers it will be “a visit to see the people”, but for the city it can mean nothing less than a triumphant return of its greatest footballing warrior.

A 68-mile gale hits Superior

A 68-mile gale from the northwest with a temperature of 10 degrees below freezing recorded in Superior early this morning brought what looked like the most intense cold of the year, although it was four degrees less at Superior the night before.

Windows in various parts of the city were blown out, but there were no reports of major damage to police or fire headquarters. Some signs were toppled and trash cans and trash cans on the corners of Tower Avenue were, for the most part, blown several feet away.

Pontiac arrives in Superior

Pontiac, “the leader of the six”, is here. The first arrival of this new General Motors automobile, manufactured and distributed by the Oakland Motor Car Company as a companion to the Oakland Six, was exhibited by Sarazin Motor Company, 1020 Ogden Ave., local Oakland dealership.

The new Pontiac Six is ​​made in two body types, a five-seat coach and a two-seat coupe. Both models are $825.

Arrest two suspects in the theft of gasoline from a large tank

Martin E. Gilbert, 50, of 1208 Winter St. and Clayton T. Wells, 37, of 1303 N. Sixth St., were due to be arraigned Thursday afternoon, presumably on charges of robbery, involving the theft of nearly 8,000 gallons of Shell Oil Company gasoline over a four month period.

Shell company officials said they had been leaking gasoline from this tank, located between the Great Lakes and Carnegie coal piers under Winter Street, since last October, and they believed it had been stolen, but nothing could be proven.

At around 11 p.m. Wednesday, headquarters received a call that a tanker truck was loading gasoline into the tank, and two squad cars were dispatched. Both roads leading in or out of the area were covered and police surprised the men, who allegedly drew petrol from the tank with a hose and filled their tank truck.

Third Generation Prize Doll

IRON RIVER – Do you remember the Evening Telegram dolls from two decades ago? The black-haired beauty is now in the possession of 4-year-old Darlene Merry Carol Lemke, daughter of the Bert Lemkes, who received her on her birthday and Christmas, which are celebrated on the same day.

The doll came into the possession of Mrs Willis Ingle, Mrs Lemke’s mother, when selling a number of year’s subscriptions to The Evening Telegram in 1925. There were hundreds of life-size playmates spread throughout the upstate region at this time. time. Ms Ingle says she has had the doll for 21 years. It was passed on to his daughter, now Mrs. Bert Lemke, when she was only 8 years old.

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

Jack Levinsky Douglas County Past
After two months of efforts to photograph Jack Levinsky, on trial for the murder of two pedestrians, this morning from a hiding place in the county courthouse across from the entrance to the county jail, the Telegram camera caught the defendant shy at 9:30. clock as he rushed through the narrow alley between the two buildings. On Wednesday, an attempt was made to photograph Levinsky, but he escaped the eye of the camera by hiding behind Sheriff MJ McGuire and keeping the latter between him and the camera as he walked away. headed for the courthouse. Previous attempts to photograph Levinsky have also failed. The police don’t have a photo of Levinsky. Along with Levinsky is shown Sheriff McGuire.

Contribution / Superior Public Library / Telegram of January 21, 1926


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