News Tribune, July 4, 1920

  • Duluth Police Chief John Murphy said yesterday he expects the city's Independence Day celebration today to be safe and sane. Murphy said he isn't worried about youthful celebrants using noisy fireworks because he is confident the city ordinance against fireworks will be obeyed.
  • C.C. Stevens has been named pageant master of the historical pageant to be presented during Duluth's North Star Festival in August. Mr. Stevens, who will arrive in Duluth soon, has staged spectacles and pageants in nearly every large city in the east.
  • The interior of the new Norwegian-Danish Methodist Church under construction at 22nd Street and Banks Avenue in Superior is practically completed, according to Rev. Edward Evenson. The first public service will be held next Sunday and the church will be dedicated in September.
  • James Ten Eyck, coach of the Duluth Boat Club rowing team, said yesterday Duluth has a good chance of winning the July 17 race against Syracuse University. But he advised Duluthians against betting on the race because of the strength of the Syracuse rowers.

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