Bygones: A crackdown on Proctor speeders

News Tribune, Aug. 6, 1920

  • An automobile similar to that driven by Johnnie Jones, the murdered Duluth taxicab driver, was found yesterday in Aitkin County. Jones was last seen in early June leaving Duluth in his taxicab with three passengers, and his body was found a week later along the Duluth-Carlton Highway.
  • Veterans of the old Third Minnesota Regiment, which later became the 125th Field Artillery, will hold a reunion in Duluth during the American Legion convention later this month. It will be the second reunion since the organization was disbanded.
  • Drivers in Proctor violating traffic ordinances, especially speeding, will be prosecuted, according to action taken by the village council last night. In addition to police, several plainclothes men will be pressed into service with orders to arrest every autoist exceeding the speed limit.
  • Duluth Rotarians will leave tomorrow for a joint outing of Rotary clubs of the northwest to be held at Lake Eshquaguma. According to the schedule, the Duluth delegation will leave for the lake at 8:30 a.m. in autos decorated with pennants and banners.

Bygones is researched and written by David Ouse, retired reference librarian from the Duluth Public Library. He can be contacted at

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