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Day in History: Teenagers to flood local labor market in 1960s

1988 – 25 years ago

A combination of scorching heat, warm water temperature and large accumulations of algae contributed to a fish kill of some 24,000 in Lake Pepin.

A cake and ice cream social sponsored by the Senior Citizens Club was held in Central Park. The Petits' Swing Band entertained the crowd on a sunny, warm day.

1963 – 50 years ago


With a swarm of youngsters who were born during the prolific period following World War II and who are now in their teens or approaching teen age are forewarned that unless they manage to equip themselves with needed skills, their chances are getting a job is not very good.

The members of Rochester Bricklayers Local 8 will vote tonight whether to accept or reject a wage offer for a 50-cent hourly wage increase over a three-year period. Currently 65 bricklayers earn a base salary of $4.17 ½ per hour.

1938 – 75 years ago

Howard Hughes, the round-the-world flier, landed his twin-engine motored monoplane at Wold-Chamberlain airport in Minneapolis for refueling. He then flew on and landed in New York to a heroes welcome. He flew around the world in a new record time of less than four days.

There will be a grand opening for a new $150,000 Rochester Bottling Company plant.

At Red Owl cracker jacks are 3 boxes for 10 cents, candy bars and gum are 3 for 10 cents and a l pound bag of Hostess marshmallows is 10 cents.

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