Bygones: West Duluthians allege coal conspiracy
News Tribune, Nov. 2, 1920
- A group of West Duluth residents yesterday charged that coal companies have conspired to cause a shortage of coal and to boost prices. The residents have formed a committee to urge the U.S. District Attorney to start proceedings against the coal companies.
- The Minnesota Fire Marshal yesterday obtained court orders for nine Duluth building owners to appear in court Nov. 15 for condemnation proceedings. The state maintains the buildings--theaters, hotels, and dance halls--are unsafe because they are located above garages that store gasoline.
- The Duluth News Tribune today will spare no expense to give the public the most up-to-date election bulletin service available. Information received by telephone, telegraph, and wireless will be flashed on the screen in front of the News Tribune office.
- Duluth Builders' Exchange officials yesterday objected to a proposed ordinance to license plumbers, which was given its first reading at the City Council meeting. They asked for a special council meeting to give plumbers, architects, and engineers an opportunity to comment on the ordinance.
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.