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Bootleg liquor confiscated in 1937

1987 — 25 years ago

A few other Big Nine schools are developing no-smoking policies and will join Rochester in attempts to enforce a smoking ban at school functions, including football games.

Nonfiction book bestsellers this week are "Skycatcher" by Peter Wright, "The Closing of the American Mind" by Allen Bloom and "The Great Depression of 1990" by Ravi Batra.


1962 — 50 years ago


A new speed limit — 70 mph — has been implemented on many sections of highway in Minnesota, including on U.S. 52 from Rochester to Zumbrota.

Dr. Bayard Horton, emeritus consultant in medicine at Mayo Clinic, left for Munich to give a presentation on temporal arthritis, a disease he medically discovered for the world in 1931.


1937 — 75 years ago

Agents of the federal and state alcohol divisions surprised two men in a carefully planned liquor raid on a dark county road south of Spring Valley. The men were arrested for transporting untaxed alcohol. Fifty gallons of bootleg liquor, the largest haul in this part of the state for months, were seized, and a 1936 automobile was confiscated.

Dr. Harry Weber scored a hole-in-one on the par 3 11th hole at Rochester Golf and Country Club. He was playing with Ed Swanlund and Dr. L.P. Sheedy.

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