Anoka friends of R.W. Akin, who went south a few weeks ago for his health, are pleased to learn he is better, and are smiling broadly over a story to the effect that he has been safely put under lock and key, far from home.
Five year old Ricky Melvig had to wait an extra day for an extra-special Christmas present this year, but it’s doubtful that he minded very much. Ricky, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Melvig of Blaine, has leukemia, and doctors rate his chances of survival as poor.
Saturday morning at about two o’clock, the new bakery building at the asylum, a structure about 30×50 feet, suddenly collapsed, the cement roof crashing to the floor, and lying there practically intact.
Carl Otte’s recent retirement from Blaine’s Charter Commission marked the end of 38 years of continuous service to Blaine as it grew from township to village to city. Otte, who celebrated his 75th birthday Jan. 7, served on the township sewer board, on village council, and on the Charter Commission.
Two Anoka boys make it a thousand dollars given for a foot bridge over Rum River connecting the west and east side parks. The check made out in favor of Mrs. G.S. Pease of the Advisory Park Board, to be expended under her direction.
Mrs. S.R. Jones, well-known here as “Aunt Susie,” was treated to a genuine surprise by a company of friends last Thursday, the occasion being her 75th birthday. Numbering 30 they went to her home and walked in without ceremony. A birthday cake with 75 candles, a folding breakfast table and a basket of packages was presented. The guests obliged Aunt Susie to open the packages which disclosed grape fruit, oranges, bananas, nuts, jelly, grape juice marmalade, in fact, all sorts of goodies.
In response to reports of frequent violations of snowmobile laws in Spring Lake Park, councilman Jack Gustavson offered the following: “I would like to express my disappointment with continued misuse of snowmobiles in the Village of Spring Lake Park. The majority of violations are as follows: children under age of 14 riding on streets, illegal riding on private property and parks and riding after 10 p.m. curfew. If parents, youth and adults don’t follow Village Ordinance to the law the council will have to ban snowmobiles in the Village.”