Bygones: 100 years ago, Duluth police enforced ban on certain dance steps
Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
News Tribune, Dec. 31, 1920
- Unusual hilarity and pep are promised for tonight when Duluthians will ring out the old year and usher in 1921. Cafe owners have been flooded with reservations for the evening, and a military dance and carnival at the Armory will provide amusement for many.
- Duluth Police Chief Warren E. Pugh has called a meeting of dance hall managers to inform them of certain new dance hall regulations. Some dance steps will be banned, and a "daylight law" requiring a 6-inch space between dancers will be enforced.
- Virginia school officials are advocating the formation of a junior college as part of the city's educational system. Plans call for a college offering a variety of subjects, allowing students to cover the first two years of their college courses.
- More than 1,000 persons last night attended the grand opening of the new Young Men's Christian Association building in West Duluth. With the exception of the swimming pool, which should be completed in 10 days, the building will be in full operation by next week.