Douglas County Past: Fuel Oil Truck Spills in the East End; Superior has the largest charcoal briquette factory – Superior Telegram

October 14, 1927

School colors for the newspaper

‘East High Times’ off press; is now in its second year

Cheerful in school colors, red and white, the school newspaper “East High Times” made its first bow of the season to the students of East High.

Printed in red ink, the paper has a gala look. And the news, reports and editorials of the little newspaper are no less brilliant.

“The Times” is published every three weeks on Thursdays in the journalism classroom lab. The editorial staff is directed by Frank Horyza, assisted by Alfred Stansky, deputy editor; Raymond Worsley, editor; Emmett Johnson, editor; Edna Nyquist, club editor; Tom Scott and James Berntsen, sportswriters; Laurence Sundstrom, editor of the exchange; and Richard Neville, humor editor.

October 14, 1947

Brûlé forest land purchased on commission

The Conservation Commission announced in Madison on Tuesday that it had approved the purchase of 680 acres of land for the Brule State Forest in Douglas County at a cost of $3,760.

One of these four pretty young women will reign as Queen for Vikings Day this Friday at Central High School. A general election was being held all day Tuesday at Central for students to elect royalty, with the other three girls acting as his aides. Pictured, left to right, Joyce Finckler, Virginia Daviduski, Martha Wilkins and Antoinette Wilson. The Queen will lead the Vikings Day Parade in the afternoon and lead the grand march to the ball in Central’s Grand Gymnasium. Telegram of October 14, 1947

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Purchase of wilderness area in Upper Brule Valley announced along with approval of other lands for deer, forests, parks, public hunting and fishing grounds across the state .

The highest amount on the buy list was $7,250 for three separate parcels of land, totaling 104 acres in the Horicon Marsh area.

The city has the hottest October 14 since 22

The meteorologist played matchmaker on Tuesday with October and August with a temperature record broken as a result.

At press time, half an hour before the thermometer would normally peak, the temperature at Bong airport was 84.

According to available records, this temperature for this time of year is the highest recorded at Head of the Lakes since October 14, 1922, when an 85 was recorded. The reading is 39 degrees higher than the reading of October 14, 1946.

October 15, 1927

First stone of the church laid

In the rapidly gathering darkness late Thursday afternoon, large crowds watched as the cornerstone was laid for the new Central Methodist Church at 16th Street and Hughitt Avenue.

The sealed box contained numerous church documents, a book of Bible hymns and two copies of the evening telegram. The stone was lowered onto the box and put in its place.

October 15, 1927

Premiums collected

Bounties on four coyotes and a fox were paid at the county clerk’s office Thursday afternoon and this morning. Emory Thayer, Dairyland; Arvid C. Nasvall, Hines; William Benedict, Foxboro; and Olaf Monson of the Euclid Hotel collected bounties on coyotes and John Lonek of Lake Nebagamon received a bounty on a fox.

October 15, 1947

Fuel oil spills as heavy truck transport peaks in the East End

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Firefighters are shown wetting the area surrounding an oil haul containing 4,250 gallons of fuel oil that overturned early Wednesday afternoon at 23 Avenue East and Fifth Street. Telegram of October 15, 1947

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A serious fire hazard was created on Wednesday afternoon when a semi-trailer oil haul overturned while negotiating the curve at 23 Avenue East and Fifth Street in the East End business district.

The transport, loaded with 5,000 gallons of fuel oil, was heading east when it rolled over, spilling several hundred gallons of fuel oil through the vents. Firefighters and police immediately rushed into action and an area two blocks around the scene was blocked off. Firefighters washed off the fuel oil with a mist, and city workers spread ashes at the crash site to minimize the risk of fire.

October 16, 1927

Man falls injured as horse runs away

James Romans, 53, South Range, suffered a fractured left leg when he was thrown from his horse as he rushed down Tower Avenue north of 59th Street early Thursday afternoon.

He was taken to St. Francis Hospital by the county ambulance. Police say Romans’ horse was spooked by a passing car, causing it to run away.

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With injuries sidelining their veterans, Central must rely on a team of reserves and freshmen to give them victory over the East High aggregation. Here we have six of the reserves that are doing well this year and will in all likelihood play against traditional Central foe East High. Top row, left, Ritzman, a halfback who will drop kick East; center, Larson, flashy quarterback who will break signals; on the right, Weiner, who works hard to fill Wright’s shoes. Bottom row, left, Darrow, who is the only fast runner Central has left with Wright’s center injury, long tackle McGrath, who is playing well in his first and final year for Central 11; on the right, Zelesnick, pivot man who will probably plan for Wiesner tomorrow because Wiesner is out with a bad knee. Telegram of October 15, 1927

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Barker Island is not a natural feature; was made from sand extracted from a canal

Contrary to the belief of many, especially the senior little boys who have used Barker’s Island as a playground and swimming spot for years, this long strip of land is not a natural feature but was built on the 10-year period from 1896 to 1906 by dredges. of the famous Captain Charles Barker, who dredged the channels of Superior Harbour.

The island, or “the sandbar” as the youngsters have learned to call it, is an abandoned stretch of sand that stretches from the Cargill elevator at East End to East Sixth Street in Central Park. Hundreds of thousands of square meters of sand were needed to build it.

Captain Barker was a well known marine contractor at Head of the Lakes and is portrayed by John. A. Bardon as “a diamond in hard and vigorous work” He died about 15 years ago at the age of 57.

This solitary piece of land is almost deserted. It has become a playground for the neighborhood boys.

October 17, 1927

The largest Berwind Briquet factory in Superior in the world

A continuous stream of small, black, cookie-shaped masses, carried along large conveyor belts to be dumped into waiting coal wagons, then transported into town throughout the northwest – 160 tons of them rolling every hours, which a few hours before were nothing but fine particles of coal.

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Three scenes from the largest briquette factory in the world, the Berwind Briquet Company. The top left image shows the washed coal silt, sifting and dust being driven on a belt to the giant masticators, who mix it with the binding materials. The top right photo shows one of the 40 ton press molds that shape the briquettes. The lower right corner shows the finished briquettes on a cooling conveyor ready to be shipped. Telegram of October 17, 1927

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That’s what happens every day at the world’s largest charcoal briquette plant, located on Berwind Fuel Company’s wharf, No. 1 on St. Louis Bay, Superior. This is where the popular Berwind Pocahontas briquettes are made. The current average daily production is around 3,000 tons per day.

Berwind Briquettes are sent to a wide shipping territory including Minnesota, North and South Dakotas, Wisconsin, parts of Michigan, Iowa, Nebraska and Montana, as well as Canada.

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The Upper Cathedral Panthers are polishing their games in preparation for their invasion of Proctor on Friday. Coach Steve Bachand will pit his side against East next week in the return leg at Cathedral. Jerry O’Brien, left, carrying the ball, is protected by John Graeber, Denny Bonner and Steve Rindo in this photo. Telegram of October 15, 1947

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Two important cogs in the success of the Superior East football team are these two ends, left to right, Eugene Welshinger and Capt Joe Dinda. Telegram of October 16, 1947

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Articles and images courtesy of retired librarian Judy Aunet of the Superior Public Library.