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Day in History: Newspapers struggle with cost and staffing in 1918

October 2, 2018

1993 – 25 years ago

• Winona Cotter High School’s new location on the campus of the former St. Theresa College will be celebrated with a dedication, a parade, a Mass and a homecoming football game.

• A new traffic light will go into operation this week at the entrance to T J Maxx Plaza, formerly Barclay Square.

1968 – 50 years ago

• The State Board of Education has approved a site for the new vocational school in the Austin-Albert Lea area by awarding the building site to Albert Lea.

• The Rochester Mustangs, coached by Bill Reichart this season, will have its first practice of the season at Mayo Civic Auditorium.

• Presidential candidate George Wallace of the American Independent Party will deliver a nationwide speech to the country this evening to announce his choice as his vice president running mate. (He would select war hero General Curtis LeMay).

1943 – 75 years ago

• The Rochester Dairy Co-operative was purchased by the Minnesota Evaporated Co., at Winona. The Winona Company has indicated that all 30 employees will be retained.

• Rochester Mayor Paul Grassle attended the Minnesota premiere of “This is the Army” movie at Winona. Governor Thye also attended. A parade by the 710th Military Police battalion from Fort Snelling preceded the film, which was shown to a packed theater.

1918 – 100 years ago

• Because ink is scarce, paper cost high and men being drafted, it is difficult for editors to get out the newspaper these days. However it is said that these same issues were faced by our forefathers during the Civil War days.

• H. M. Hough, physical director of the high school, is experiencing difficulty in efforts to arrange a football schedule for the coming season.

From news services

Ten years ago: After one spectacular failurTV actor House Peters Jr., the original “Mr. Clean,” died in Los Angeles at age 92.

One year ago: A gunman opened fire from a room at the Mandalay Bay casino hotel in Las Vegas on a crowd of 22,000 music fans at a concert below, leaving 58 people dead and more than 800 injured in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history; the gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Craig Paddock, killed himself before officers arrived.

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