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Day in History: New society being formed: The Anti-Bellyache Society

September 23, 2018

1993 – 25 years ago

• Mayo Clinic has announced that it will build a $23 million clinic in Decorah, Iowa. Ground-breaking is scheduled for Dec. 1, 1993.

• Caledonia girls basketball star Sarah Schieber made school history when she verbally committed to accept a basketball scholarship from the University of Minnesota. She is the first girl from that small school to accept a full Division I athletic scholarship.

1968 – 50 years ago

• The autobiography of the late Dr. Charles W. Mayo went on sale in Rochester. The book is titled, “Mayo: The Story of My Family and My Career.”

• Judy Majerus and Bruce Albers were chosen as queen and king at Goodhue High School during homecoming festivities. (Goodhue would win the homecoming football game 33-7 against Elgin.)

1943 – 75 years ago

• At the Piggly Wiggly, sweetheart soap is 3 bars for 17 cents; prune juice is one-quart jars for 27 cents and ring bologna is 25 cents a pound.

• Mr. A. C. Larson of Zumbrota, scrap metal drive chairman, announced completion of a collection campaign followed by a sale that netted $271.

• Immunization against smallpox and diphtheria will be given today for infants and preschool children at the City Hall.

1918 – 100 years ago

• A new society is being formed in the city. The anti-bellyache society is branching out in Minnesota. The object of the organization is to discourage wartime complaining, and its emblem and cure-all is the peppermint tablet. Members subscribe to: “That even I could not run this war and please everybody” and “That all should help as much as possible and that they should can the bellyache.” Members are pledged to impose fines on themselves, payable to the American Red Cross, for each bellyache of which they may be guilty.

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