Super stores a threat to druggists, speaker says in 1937
1987 — 25 years ago
Furniture and architectural items from the homes of Dr. Charles H. Mayo and Harry Harwick will be sold in an estate sale this week. Architectural items from the Mayo house include trims, doors, stair railings, ornate newel posts, fireplaces and an oval stained glass window. Items from the Harwick estate include Sultanabad carpet, two hitching posts and a record collection of great jazz artists of the 1930s through 1950s.
An estimated 940 people attended the 63rd annual Olmsted County United Way campaign kickoff event. The goal this year is $2,478,123.
1962 — 50 years ago
A new radar speed meter was demonstrated by Rochester police today to other law officers and newsmen. The unit is called the Electro-Matic radar speed meter. The unit has the appearance of a spotlight and costs $1,500.
Ronald Boone, a 21-year-old Racine farmer, has been nominated to receive the Future Farmers of America's highest degree, that of an American Farmer, at the National Convention of the FFA in Kansas City. Attainment of the award is based on the record of farming, leadership and scholarship and is limited to FFA members who have been out of high school at least one year.
The State Historical Society will take teachers of Minnesota history on a tour of sites associated with the Sioux Uprising of 1862.
1937 — 75 years ago
At the annual meeting of the Southeastern Minnesota State Pharmaceutical Association in Rochester, speaker W.J. Pierce stated, "The biggest menace to the druggist today is the so-called ‘superstore,’ which takes business from the hardware, restaurant and tobacco counter as well as the local drug store."
Sheriff Lawrence Stubbs of Mantorville said that he is investigating an attempt to set fire to Hayfield High School. Holes were bored into the building, and oil was poured into them.