Summer of ’65: Mayor ends carnival atmosphere on Park Point


Fifty years ago — Aug. 27, 1965 — the DNT reports the city of Duluth filed suit in district court to have local businessman Arthur Davis remove concession stands he owns from Park Point. His former sister-in-law, Blanche Davis, who once operated the stands, was also named a defendant.

The suit orders them to remove the buildings or pay the cost of having the city raze them. It also asks that the city be paid $25 a month rental since March 1964.

Mayor George D. Johnson ordered all concession stands removed from Park Point more than a year ago to “do away with the carnival atmosphere.” Davis did not take away his concession stands despite warnings by City Attorney Harry E. Weinberg.

The matter is set for a hearing during the September term of Duluth District Court.

Samuel Karon

Samuel Karon, about to celebrate his 100th birthday, stands in front of the house he has lived in for more than 72 years. He fled Lithuania in 1887 and became a prominent Duluth businessman and a founder of the Adas Israel Synagogue.

Arthur B Welch

Receiving a meritorious service award for work in public safety from Gov. Karl F. Rolvaag is Arthur B. Welch, manager of the Duluth Retail Credit Co. and member of the Chamber of Commerce and its Public Safety Committee since 1945. Honor Deed Awards for rescuing a truck driver trapped in his burning gasoline transport last April were presented to Capt. Walter W. Whitson, left rear, Sgt. Walter J. Kosel, and officers Sanford M. Collins and Anthony P Gais, all of the Minnesota Highway Patrol’s St. Cloud District.

E J Seifert and George S Finneman

E. J. Seifert, Chicago, president of Pettibone-Mulliken Corp., left, and George S. Finneman, view a painting of an off-road vehicle manufactured in Duluth by National Iron Co.

Mrs P H Stromquist and Mrs. Roman Braun

Mrs. P. H. Stromquist, right, Ridgeview Women’s club champion, accepts congratultions from Mrs. Roman Braun, left, the tournament chairman.

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