Almost 50 Years Ago THE SOUTH WASHINGTON COUNTY SUN July 22, 1970

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Weddings announced: Gail Springer to Gary W. Maier; Susan Gannaway to James Fredeen; Sandra Toth to Richard Bertz; Lynda Henseler to Bruce Ness; Lawrence Lesniak to Carol Beatrice Schwartz College …

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Almost 50 Years Ago THE SOUTH WASHINGTON COUNTY SUN July 22, 1970


Weddings announced: Gail Springer to Gary W. Maier; Susan Gannaway to James Fredeen; Sandra Toth to Richard Bertz; Lynda Henseler to Bruce Ness; Lawrence Lesniak to Carol Beatrice Schwartz College News Dave Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Smith, 345 S. 3rd Ave., South St. Paul, has been chosen to be a resident assistant at St. Cloud State College for the coming academic year. Dave, who is a junior at the college, is among 63 students chosen to lead in the resident halls because of their academic record, leadership, and character.

Axelrod, Brown Challenge Tibbetts for County Post (photos Millard Axelrod, Glen Brown, and Peter Tibbetts) “South Washington County is rapidly changing from a predominantly rural area to that of urban industrial,” according to District Four county commissioner candidates Millard (Bill) Axelrod.

“I believe our section of the county now requires representation on the county board by a member with the background in other levels of government, in order to better plan, coordinate, and direct the growth and development of this area, while at the same time protecting the interests of our rural population.”

Axelrod, 51, is serving his second term as mayor of St. Paul Park. He was a member of the District 833 Board of Education 14 years, nine of which he served as chairman, and a former member of the South Washington County Planning Commission.

Axelrod graduated from Johnson High School, St. Paul, studied forestry at the University of Minnesota. A Navy pilot for five years, he saw action aboard the USS Enterprise in the South Pacific during World War II.

He is a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and served on the board of trustees of Park Lutheran Church six years.

A long-time resident of the area, he is self-employed. He and his wife, Pat, are the parents of three children and reside at…Summit Ave., St. Paul Park.

GLEN BROWN Glen Brown, candidate for the commissioner in the Fourth District, said this week he feels it is time for county government to “think young” and attempt to not only incorporate new ideas into the governing of Washington county but also to promote activity directed toward the younger citizens of the various communities.

“I think it is time for a young government,” Brown said in his filing statement. “and I think it’s time we listen to youth and take advantage of some of the younger ideas.

“I am also concerned about taxes,” Brown said. “I don’t know what can be done, but if I am elected, I will do my best to hold taxes down without com- (BROWN To Page 5) PETER TIBBETTS “In filing my fourth term in the Fourth District I feel highly honored that I can campaign on my record of the past ten years,” incumbent Commissioner Peter E. Tibbetts said in his filing statement.

“In the matter of county welfare, I administered in a highly personal manner. In the matter of roads, we have had more road work in the south end of the county than ever before…” “In the matter of parks and beaches, we have progressed way above our expectations. If reelected, Tibbetts (TIBBETTS To Page 5) Park Council Buy Squad Car St. Paul Park council members agreed Monday night to purchase of a new police vehicle not to exceed $2,800.

The vehicle is to be purchased without benefit of bids, based on what has been termed an emergency situation. Request for the police car was submitted by Police Chief Bill Cross who informed the council his department could not adequately protect village residents with the present equipment.

VILLAGE Attorney Bob Gearin informed the council it would be within its legal rights to approve the purchase without bids due to the emergency and immediate need.

In other action involving the police department, council agreed to create the position of sergeant and request that the Civil Service board provide the village with recommendations for duties of such an officer.

The proposal for creation of the position was presented by the Public Safety Commission and included several advantages for Council consideration.

Harold Gerry, speaking in favor of the action, indicated the new position would assure that someone would be in command in the absence of the chief and would also guarantee that an official of the department would be “in town” at all times.

Those who may take the test for the post, he added, must (PARK COUNCIL To Page 8) (Originals at Washington County Historical Society at Stillwater) 59 Years Ago REPORTER South Washington County Edition Serving St. Paul Park, Newport, Thompson Grove, Woodbury Hts. Friday, May 5, 1961 Fund Leader Warns of Money Collectors THIS AREA—John Coleman, co-chairman of the South Washington County fund drive for Divine Redeemer Memorial hospital, this week warned area residents to check identification of persons soliciting funds for the hospital.

He believes there may be persons collecting money without authorization of the fund drive committee.

Coleman said that official solicitors have been told at several homes that someone was there ahead of them.

“If it’s a legitimate collection, I don’t know about it,” Coleman said.

Most authorized solicitors in the area are members of the VFW Auxiliary.

Coleman suggested that persons who contacted for contributions should check the solicitor’s identification before giving money. To ensure the solicitor is authorized, they may call Coleman at GL 9-1659. Co-chairman Bill Kirkwood at GL 9-2790 or Mrs. Jan Brown at SP 9-8606.

County Gets New Probation Officer WASHINGTON COUNTY—The county has a new probation officer with the addition of James J. Schulte, 29, to the staff.

Schulte, a graduate of the University of Minnesota, had had previous experience in the field, having spent a year at the Capitol Community center, two years at Woodview Detention home on Larpenteur Ave., and a year at Boy’s Totem town near Battle Creek.

The county probation office is located on the second floor of the courthouse at Stillwater. According to Chief Probation Officer Ben Welshons, the county handled 125 probation cases up to April 1.

Schulte, who lives at (street address), Roseville, will move to this area sometime next month.

New Law: Nobody Wants It Yet THIS AREA—The state legislature passed a law that no one seems to want – at least in Washington county.

A bill authorized by local representatives was made law recently and would permit county municipalities to contract for police services with the sheriff’s office.

According to Mrs. Frank Fox, Granquist, no municipality has stepped forward with a request for contract as yet. Locally, there are three townships that could conceivably benefit from the law.

Grey Cloud, Cottage Grove, and Woodbury all operate under the township constable system. Only a few months ago, Cottage Grove people, particularly residents of the Thompson Grove area, petitioned the sheriff’s office for more police protection.

According to Granquist, all a governing body need do under the new law to acquire further law enforcement service from his office is to contact the County Commission (continued) 120 Years Ago THE MIRROR Published by the inmates of the Stillwater Prison Motto: It is never too late to mend.” Stillwater, Minnesota April 25, 1901 Education & Religion THE relation of religion to education or rather the identity of one with the other is a question which causes much comment and argument among some of our most prominent educators. Now just substitute the word sect in place of religion and you have the true question. What truly defines education, defines religion also, for one includes the other. Nor does it follow that because sectarianism is shut out of the school, religion is also. Rather, because sectarianism is shut out may religion enter, with no one to say nay, for who shall be the first to forbid the lesson of the sermon on the mount or the Golden Rule? Who would teach when these in their practical application to life, could not be taught?

Education is inherently and intrinsically religious and religion viewed practically, as education. The two are often put asunder, the narrow petty details or either may go far astray the one from the other, but they are to be viewed in their general application to life; to be viewed form the pinnacle of common sense, which is the only way.

In the old days we thought of education as a means of saving us for life and religion as a means of preparing us for death. This came of classifying sacred and secular things. Every duty is a sacred task. It is as sacred to dig a ditch as to preach a sermon, if the digging and the preaching are done in the right spirit. The great law of thought is to seek out likenesses rather than differences (continued). From Statehood Almost 162 Years Ago THE STILLWATER MESSENGER August 24, 1858 The School Bill Vetoed.

The Governor returned the school bill adopted by the Legislature without his approval. The objections, the Governor says, were of a constitutional character. It is unfortunate that a system for the organizations and maintenance of common schools could not have been perfected and placed in immediate operation.


The Trustees of Public Schools propose to open a new high school in this city, in Sawyer & Buck’s new building, corner of Second and Myrtle Streets, to commence their first Monday in September.