Bygones: 100 years ago, Hibbing boots out 'idlers, gamblers and men who have no conventional …

News Tribune, July 15, 1920

  • Announcement by the U.S. Census Bureau yesterday that the population of Superior is 39,624, a decrease of 760 since 1910, caused considerable discussion in the city. Superior officials believe there has been an increase since 1910, when the population was given as 40,384.
  • The Knights of Columbus will soon establish an evening school in Duluth with free instruction for all former soldiers, sailors, and marines. Courses offered to the veterans will include bookkeeping, accounting, commercial law, Spanish, French, stenography, mechanical drawing, and auto mechanics.
  • William Dwyer, Hibbing chief of police, issued a warning yesterday that idlers, gamblers and men who have no conventional means of support must leave town immediately. Citizens have complained to the police that too many professional gamblers have made Hibbing their headquarters.
  • More than 1,000 persons attended the opening of the Superior Municipal Market yesterday morning in the market building on Ogden Avenue. The building was so crowded with customers that it was difficult to make purchases, and officials plan to make changes to accommodate future crowds.

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

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