Tuesday morning, September 8, at nine o’clock the public schools of Anoka will be thrown open to admit the clamoring youngsters of the community eagerly seeking their studies after a tiresome vacation spent fishing and playing around. Several additions to the teaching force have been arranged and the schools open with especially bright prospects for a very successful year.
An unfinished house in the Cooper Construction project on Sixth Street in Spring Lake Park was the latest target of the unexplained firebug who has set the torch to a half dozen uncompleted North Suburban homes. Authorities today are continuing their probe of apparent arson of partially completed homes in recent months. The Cooper project was the first unfinished house hit by the firebug in Spring Lake Park.
Barney Oldfield, one of the greatest auto drivers in the world, has entered his 200 horsepower Christie and Fiat Cyclone cars in the auto races at the Minnesota State Fair, Sept. 12. He has put up a forfeit that he will drive a mile one second faster than any other person. As he must compete against the greatest drivers in America, he will have his hands full.
City staff presented reports on controlling animals, tree disease and dust at an Aug. 1 meeting of the Blaine City Council. Due to the passage of a shade tree disease control law by the 1974 legislature, the city will soon have to take action on Dutch Elm and Oak Wilt disease within Blaine.
Spring Lake Park Mrs. Jaycees were the recipients of several awards at the Minnesota Mrs. Jaycee annual summer awards meeting in Crookston July 19-20. Awards included first for aid to retarded citizens, accent on youth and Jaycee assistance. The club won a first in division for distinguished chapter, and placed third in the state overall.
It’s torture for your cows and unprofitable for you because they give less milk. Spray them with Hoff’s Fly-Off, the best thing you ever saw to keep the pests away. Then you needn’t hunt the cows at night — they’ll come home to be sprayed with Fly-Off. The herd pretty nearly knocks the gate down for each one wants to be sprayed first.
If a gun ordinance proposed at the July 18 meeting of the Blaine City Council is approved, hunting will be banned entirely within the City of Blaine. An ordinance which would allow hunting in some areas of Blaine was introduced but after discussion a new ordinance banning all hunting within the city was asked to be prepared.
The steamer Joel Bassett is at St. Cloud, and has been tied up for the season. Captain Craig left today for Anoka, where he will get acquainted with his family again, having put in a busy season with the boat this spring. The steamer will be in the care of Engineer Geo. Goodwin. The high water helped out the boom company by making short work of the big drive and it will be the last drive of the season past St. Cloud.
Friday evening a transient, name unknown, was struck and instantly killed by an east bound train, about 100 feet east of the Coon Creek station. The accident was first reported by the crew of the west bound 11:20 who saw the body lying beside the tracks. The remains were taken to the Wilcox-Thayer morgue. The victim had been struck on the back of the head and his brains cut out. Aside from this one wound the body was little mutilated.