Oct. 30, 1919

New building to be erected by Moose

Two Harbors Lodge No. 1463, Loyal Order of Moose at the regular meeting on Tuesday evening initiated a class of 28 candidates.

The lodge is now the largest fraternal organization in the city having a membership of over 300. After a meeting the members were royally entertained by the ladies of the Moosehead Legion. Dancing was indulged in and refreshments were served.

The local moose have consummated a deal for a very beautiful corner and to excavate and build immediately a building 50 by 140 feet. The building will consist of a moving picture show house on the first floor and a rear hall for the ladies. The second story will consist of two parts. One will be the lodge room in which the Moose will meet and it may be rented to any organization that may wish its use and also for private and public dances. The other room on the second floor will be fixed up for club room which will consist of a buffet for soft drinks and refreshments, billiard tables, bowling alleys and other amusements. The basement will contain shower baths and restrooms for the club members only.

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It is urged by the building committee that those who subscribed for stock will call on the secretary of the committee at the Two Harbors Mercantile Co. and pay at least a part of their obligation and make some sort of arrangements for the payment of the balance. This is absolutely necessary before the building can proceed to any degree. Loyal Moose will not be lacking in this particular and it is hoped that by the next meeting the committee will know where every brother stands on his obligation.

Oct. 30, 1969

Olson retires as postmaster

Forty-one years and one month of service in the post office in Two Harbors will end tomorrow, Oct. 31 for Harold C. Olson, who entered the postal service as a clerk-stenographer Oct. 1, 1928 and retires as postmaster.

Olson was named as acting postmaster to succeed the late John Lambert May 1, 1955 and his confirmation as postmaster became effective July 19, 1956.

He entered the postal service when daily mail delivery was instituted in Two Harbors in 1928, resigning from his job with the DM&IR railroad to accept the post office job thus opened.

A native of Two Harbors, Olson graduated from high school here in the class of 1925 and then entered the employ of the railroad company.

Olson said he planned to continue to reside in this area. He and his wife reside on East Star Route and they have four daughters and one son, all of whom reside in various parts of the nation.