The Day in History, November 4

1958 — 50 years ago

There will be a lutefisk dinner at the East St. Olaf Church in Rock Dell. The full menu prepared by the church women includes lutefisk, mashed potatoes, meatballs and gravy, lefse and rolls, rutabagas, pickles, pie and coffee. Adults are $1.50.

Twenty-five children at Bamber Valley School collected $22.15 in pennies for UNICEF during Halloween. Teachers in the three-room school are Mrs. Bruce Boller, Mrs. Arleigh Kimbell and Mrs. Lyle Green.

1908 — 100 years ago

The horse hitched to the Model laundry wagon became frightened at an automobile and ran away last night. He circled around several blocks, pulling the wagon clatteringly along behind him. He was headed down Zumbro Street and would undoubtedly have run into the river had he not been stopped by a helpful pedestrian.


The Northwestern Railroad furnished election returns to passengers last night. All along the line, extra operators were put on so that telegrams dealing with the results might be handled with greater facility. As trains arrived in stations, bulletins were handed in through the coaches for the benefit of interested travelers. Republican William H. Taft has defeated William Jennings Bryan for president.

1883 — 125 years ago

Marshal Kalb brought up at the city council meeting that it costs 25 cents a meal to feed the jail inmates. He asked the council where he should procure food so he is not found at fault for a high boarding cost.

Nice, quality buffalo robes are available at the Beardsley and Weber Store.

The board of education met at the Central School house. Henry Blank was elected as janitor of the central school building, and schoolteacher Miss Ditter’s salary was discussed and fixed at $37 a month.

Wanted to trade: Two hundred bushels of onions for 200 chickens.

Compiled by Loren Else, a Rochester freelance writer.

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