Day in History: Tributes pour in for Dr. Charles W. Mayo

August 1, 2018

1993 – 25 years ago

• Four months after the original announcement, about half of the supplemental workers affected by the closure of most disk-drive manufacturing at IBM Rochester received notices this week that their jobs will end.

1968 – 50 years ago

• Tributes to the late Dr. Charles W. Mao were being paid today by some of America’s leading figures including Vice President Hubert Humphrey and Minnesota Sen. Eugene McCarthy. “I am greatly saddened to hear of the death of Dr. Charles Mayo, a good friend and a fine public servant,” Humphrey said in Washington.

• The death of Dr. Charles W. Mayo leaves only one direct descendant of the famed medical family in medical practice — his oldest son, Dr. Charles H. Mayo II, an assistant professor of animal biology at the University of Minnesota.

1943 – 75 years ago

• An increase in consumption and a 20 percent decrease in production accounts for the current butter shortage in Rochester. A downtown store manager said he has 1,000 pounds of butter to last the weekend, while his normal sales during that period would run between 3,500 to 4,000 pounds.

• A girls softball team from Dodge Center was the winner 26-8 over the West Concord team. Some members of the victorious Dodge Center team are Fern Elias, Vivian Crandall, Phyllis Kreager and Verla Giesler.

1918 – 100 years ago

• There exists now an extreme need for at least 25,000 women of character, intelligence, and education to fill the gaps in hospital staff caused by the calling of many thousands of skilled nurses to the fighting front.

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