Summer of ’65: Ground Breaking Set for New YMCA


Fifty years ago — Aug. 9, 1965 — the DNT reports there will be a groundbreaking ceremony the next day for a new $1.4-million Duluth YMCA.

Fred Wylie, YMCA general secretary, said construction will begin immediately following the ground breaking ceremonies. The building is scheduled to be completed in a year, he said.

So far, more than $1.2 million has been contributed to the building fund. Wylie said that more contributions are expected during actual construction.

Ceremony participants include the Most Rev. Francis J Schenk, bishop of Duluth; W. S. Moore, YMCA building fund chairman; Marshall Reinig, Chamber of Commerce president; Mayor George D. Johnson; Rev. C. J. Tellekson, pastor of the First Lutheran Church; L. M. Hatlestad, YMCA building chairman; Rabbi Jacob Traub, Adas Israel Congregation, and Wylie. R. H. Niemeyer, YMCA president, will officiate at the ground breaking.

A. Hedenberg & Co. are general contractors for the building, while A. W. Kuettel & Sons are mechanical contractors and the Universal Electric Co., electrical work.

Melander-Fugelso & Associates are architects for the building and consulting service is provided by the YMCA National Building and Furnishing Service.

Duluth YMCA Building

This is an architect’s sketch of the $1.4-million YMCA building.

Linda Loucks

Dr. Frank P. Miller, Riverside, Calif., show judge, presents Linda E. Loucks and her Keeshonden brace with the “Best Brace in Show” ribbon.

Joseph Kaziny

Joseph Kaziny, Minneapolis, kneeling, is awarded the “Best in Show” trophy and ribbon for the performanceof his English setter, “Ch. Chandelle’s Anchorman.” Presenting the awards are Dr. Frank P. Miller, a judge for the event, and Mrs. Robert M. Swanson, president of the Duluth Kennel Club.

Obedience Division

Judge Maurice B. Wigderson, right, Mequon, Wis., presents Mary Lee Whiting, Minneapolis, with a trophy for the highest scoring champion of record performance by her cocker spaniel “Marlee’s Air O’Blarney U.D.” Other winners in the obedience division are, from left, “Lady Irish of Knollway,” exhibited by Robert McClure, Mound, Minn., “Pennhaven Annie Lori,” exhibited by Susan Clark, Duluth, and “Ch. Carefree Gremlin C.D.X.,” exhibited by Diane Christianson, Bloomington.

Portorama Races

Sail boats set out from the Aerial Lift Bridge in their Portorama Races Sunday off Park Point.

Dave Berg Memorial Trophy Races

Hydroplanes churn water as they duel closely for honors in the Dave Berg Memorial Trophy races off Park Point Sunday. They were in conjunction with Portorama.

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