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Day in History: American College changing for the better in 1938

1988 – 25 years ago

Mayors from all 12 Winona County cities will be asked to come together for a meeting to discuss adopting county-wide mandatory recycling ordinances.

Northwest Airlines has announced that it will ban smoking on all of its domestic flights.

The Artie Shaw Orchestra performed a concert at the Grand Meadow High School. Nearly 500 fans of big-band jazz attended the show.

1963 – 50 years ago


The performance of "End Game," by Pine Island High School won top honors in the one-act play portion of the Region One High School Speech Festival. Thus, for the second year in a row, the Pine Island group will be the region's entry in the State Drama Festival to be held at the University of Minnesota.

Gerald Patterson, Chicago attorney and a graduate of St. Charles High School will deliver the commencement address to the 54 graduates of the class of 1963.

Austin High School was nudged by Marshall 65-63 in overtime at Williams Arena in the quarterfinal round of the Minnesota High School basketball tournament.

1938 – 75 years ago

The American college boy is changing for the better. According to an official of a national fraternity the 1938 model college boys are World war babies and children of the depression and they are more serious than their predecessors. He knows the only chance to succeed is to prepare oneself thoroughly.

Dr. Frances Van Zant, a former fellow in the Mayo Foundation, is directing a hospital training program for young Spanish nurses. Dr. Van Zant stated many of the young Spanish women have never even been to a grade school.

Rochester is ranked fourth in the state in the sales of U.S. Savings Bonds. During a one-year period total sales amounted to $486,787.50.

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