Bygones: 100 years ago, investigation of Duluth's water met difficulties
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News Tribune, Dec. 22, 1920
- An official from the Minnesota Board of Health arrived in Duluth yesterday to make a personal investigation of the condition of city water. Diver H.H. Thompson was unable to inspect the intake pipe yesterday because of difficulties in obtaining necessary diving equipment.
- A preliminary survey for the improvement of Superior Street has been initiated by the Duluth Public Works Division, according to Commissioner Bert Farrell. In the spring, two inches of asphalt will be laid over the present bricks, Mr. Farrell said.
- Federal government efforts to combat crime may lead to the establishment of a psychological clinic in Duluth for the examination of crime suspects. The plan was disclosed by Dr. Maurice Ricker of the U.S. Department of Education on a recent visit to the city.
- A movement to encourage the use of the English language in homes of the foreign-born was launched yesterday by the Americanization Committee of the Duluth Commercial Club. Plans include visits to homes by committees to check on progress in learning the language.