Bygones: Minnesota considers allowing women to be jurors

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


News Tribune, March 2, 1921

  • Police expect Delbert Smith, a suspect in the Feb. 18 North Coast Limited train robbery, could be visiting Nashwauk, where his parents live. After originally announcing that the thief got away with several hundred thousand dollars, officials now say about $50,000 was stolen.
  • Three bills in the Minnesota Legislature would open the way for women to serve on juries in the state. The first bill admits women to jury service, the second provides for female bailiffs, and the third provides exemptions for women summoned for jury duty.
  • Flying with a strong wind at his back, Lieut. Arthur S. Pearce yesterday made the 67-mile trip from Virginia to Duluth in 41 minutes. It is thought to be a record for the flight, as the usual flying time is about an hour.
  • Three Duluth Central High School students will appear in juvenile court this week for snowballing. The three boys are alleged to have directed a volley of snowballs at an East Fourth Street streetcar yesterday, breaking several windows and endangering passengers with flying glass.

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