This week in history Oct. 30, 1920: Halloween celebrated, Royal Tiger Mines looks to expand |

This week in history Oct. 30, 1920: Halloween celebrated, Royal Tiger Mines looks to expand

As reported in the Oct. 30, 1920 edition of The Summit County Journal: The scene in Balbriggan, Ireland after it had been raided and sacked by auxiliary British forces in reprisal for the murder of two police officers there by the Sinn Feiners.
Image from Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

This week in history as reported by The Summit County Journal the week of Oct. 30, 1920.

Younger folks enjoy several unusual ‘Hallowe’en’ activities

Halloween week has been the scene of unusual activities among the younger contingent.

  • Chloe Peterson was greatly surprised to find that, during her temporary absence, her home had been invaded by 15 of her friends who dropped in to celebrate her 11th birthday. Congratulations, games and more followed in quick succession, and a fine lunch closed a joyous evening.
  • Mrs. Engle and her charming daughter entertained their pupils in a most delightful manner at the Methodist Sunday School on Thursday evening. About 25 welcome guests accepted the generous hospitality accorded them and spent several hours in merry pastimes. A delicious lunch of pumpkin pie, ice cream and cocoa was served and all were returned home in the auto at a late hour for young folks.
  • Miss Hazel Laskey surely did herself proud at her the Halloween entertainment given to her pupils and those of Miss Patton’s room. Several visitors were in attendance and keenly enjoyed a spelling match. The children showed great proficiency in the art. Mrs. Acton pleased the children with a story “In the Cellar.” The apple dive in tubs of water brought shouts of laughter and the proud winners bore away their trophies with dripping faces. A cookie hunt brought hidden sweets to light and each visitor received a little basket filled with goodies and a rosy apple. Laskey is proving herself adept in her chosen calling, it was proven abundantly by the obedience and happy faces of her scholars.

Local chapter of American Red Cross holds annual meeting

The local chapter of the American Red Cross held their annual meeting on Wednesday evening. On account of the change from wartime to peacetime activities, it was important that the work outlined for the coming year should follow the wishes of the entire membership, it it was well-attended.

Reports were made on the chapter’s activities over the past year: the Roll Call last November, relief work during the “flu” in February and the work of the Home Service section in giving assistance to ex-servicemen and their families.

The annual Roll Call for memberships will be held Nov. 11-25 when the local community will be given an opportunity to enroll for service in the group’s work. The peacetime work will include assistance to ex-servicemen (particularly the disabled), increasing nursing facilities, preparedness for disaster relief and completing the relief work carried on overseas.

Workers hope for same pay schedule as Royal Tiger Mines company acquires holdings in Breckenridge

During the past two weeks it has been rumored that interests behind the Royal Tiger Mines company are acquiring a great deal of property adjacent to the Breckenridge district. It is also said that many more men will be employed on the newly-acquired property shortly.

At Tiger, the regular schedule of wages for a single man is slightly above the going schedule throughout the district and, as an encouragement for married men, a bonus of 50 cents per day is added. All steady men are allowed every second Sunday off with full pay.

Those who have stayed at Tiger for any length of time are all boosters for this schedule of wages and vacation, and the question has arisen whether or not it will be adopted in the company’s new holdings.

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