News Tribune, July 7, 1920

  • The special district grand jury investigating the Duluth lynchings will conclude its work early next week, Warren Greene, county attorney, said yesterday. Several indictments, in addition to the 11 already reported, are expected before the jury finishes its investigation.
  • Seventy-nine cases were on yesterday's calendar in Superior Municipal Court, the second-largest number of cases in one day in the history of the court. A few years ago there were 83 cases during a campaign to clean up the city.
  • Members of the Duluth Retail Merchants' Association voted last night to cooperate with the American Legion in obtaining employment for crippled soldiers of the World War. Association members will evaluate the records of veterans and determine what positions would be appropriate.
  • The new YWCA camp on Chub Lake in Carlton County is nearing completion, with the dining hall, kitchen, and sleeping quarters already finished. A dedication service and all-day festival will take place on July 18, and campers will be welcomed starting July 19.

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