Day in History: Effort being made to ban DDT
1994 – 25 years ago
• After years of planning, a new juvenile detention center will open. The building will house up to eight juveniles for stays of no longer than eight days. The center is in a remodeled building on Olmsted County’s Human Services Campus on the eastern fringe of Rochester.
• Chatfield senior Michelle Thieke has verbally committed to the University of Clemson on a volleyball scholarship.
1969 – 50 years ago
• More snow and strong winds hammered Minnesota, as effects of last week’s snowstorm were still being felt. Traveler warnings continued today throughout the state.
• Larry Thieke had a hot hand in shooting the basketball and scored 36 points in leading Chatfield to an 83-67 victory over Harmony in a Maple Leaf Conference basketball game.
• A move in the Minnesota Legislature to ban use of DDT and other harmful pesticides in the state is certain to draw opposition from some officials.
1944 – 75 years ago
• The U.S.S. Missouri, the world’s mightiest battleship, was launched at Brooklyn’s Navy yard today.
• At a program, arranged by the William T. McCoy American Legion post, an Air Medal won by 1st Lt. Lyle Fryer will be presented to his parents. The Air Medal, with an oak leaf cluster, is the second of its kind won by Lt. Fryer, who has been reported to be a current prisoner of war of the Germans.
• Members of the Rochester YWCA held a coffee gathering to celebrate the YWCA’s twenty-fifth anniversary.
1919 – 100 years ago
• Good news was received today when it was announced that President Wilson has signed a proclamation lifting the restriction on the manufacture of near beer.