News Tribune, Oct. 17, 1920

  • A delegation of 50 Duluth men will be in New York City next week to meet with the International Joint Commission. They will testify that the middle west supports the construction of a deep waterway from the Head of the Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.
  • St. Louis County Auditor Walter Borgen said yesterday voters casting their ballots by mail in the November election will need to get their applications for ballots submitted by Oct. 27. Completed applications must be returned with 35 cents to cover costs, Borgen said.
  • Some Duluthians have been complaining recently about the taste of city water. Dr. T.R. Martin of the state Board of Health stated yesterday that the probable cause of the odd taste is vegetation growing on the bottoms of city reservoirs.
  • Duluth Central's football team beat the highly favored Cathedral High School team yesterday at Athletic Park by a 3-0 score. Trojan Captain Billy Anderson's drop kick from the 30-yard line in the fourth quarter accounted for all the scoring in the game.

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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