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1946: Perfect lunch is sandwich, salad and milk

Health advocates said that combination would "carry sufficient nourishment till dinner."

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1996 — 25 years ago

  • The 1996-97 school year started in Rochester with more than 15,700 students registered, up about 400 from last year. One of the new rules is that hats are banned in school buildings unless for a school function, religious practice, or health.
  • The Mankato area was hit with 8 inches of rain in just over two hours, flooding homes, blocking streets, and causing power loss.

1971 — 50 years ago

  • The nation’s unemployment rate climbed to a record high, rising from 5.8% to 6.1% of the labor force. Currently, there are more job seekers than jobs.
  • Jehovah’s Witnesses will attend a three-day Christian assembly at the Stewartville High School. Some 1,600 are expected to attend.
  • The evening television lineup includes "The Mary Tyler Moore Show," "My Three Sons," "Mission Impossible," "Mannix" and "The Lawrence Welk Show."

1946 — 75 years ago

  • According to health advocates, the perfect lunch is a sandwich, a green salad, and a glass of milk. This will carry sufficient nourishment till dinner.
  • Wanted: Bricklayers — steady employment — $1.75 per hour — apply with G. Schwartz & Company in Rochester.
  • Yankee scout Joe McDermott announced that the New York Yankees will conduct a two-day tryout camp in Winona.

1921 — 100 years ago

  • A man from Austin has been sentenced to a term in the state penitentiary for embezzling $390,000 from the George A. Hormel Packing Co.
  • Fred Enke, of Rochester, has signed a contract as an assistant coach at South Dakota State College. He has been a baseball and football star at the University of Minnesota for the past three years. (Enke would go on to coach basketball at the University of Arizona for nearly four decades. The Tucson Fred Enke Golf Course was named after him.)
  • For sale: Nearly new one-horse wagon, complete with wagon box and spring seat.

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