Bygones: Entire Proctor fire department quits


News Tribune, Sept. 9, 1920

  • Arguing that the present fire apparatus is obsolete and inefficient, the entire Proctor fire force resigned yesterday. They said the fire truck now in use is old-fashioned, using wheels in the summer and drawn on sledges in the winter.
  • At a meeting of Duluth Jews last evening at Talmud Torah Hall, a committee was formed to begin a campaign to raise $25,000 toward the relief of suffering Jews in war-torn Ukraine. The campaign will begin with a mass meeting on Oct. 10.
  • Despite increasing transportation costs, Duluth will remain on the itinerary of the Klaw & Erlanger entertainment management company. J.B. Clinton, manager of the Lyceum Theater, announced yesterday that 40 productions have been booked for appearances here this season.
  • Gerald Doonan of Superior, the greatest football player ever turned out from the Superior Normal School, has signed a contract to coach at Duluth Cathedral High School this fall. Doonan said he has assembled the best football team ever at Cathedral.

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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