Days Gone By
By: Pat Hunter, Archivist, River Falls Journal
A college student was fined after his experiment with the “flare effect” of spraying cologne and using a cigarette lighter at the same time caused a fire alarm to go off and firefighters called to the dorm. His “creativity” just a few days before trick-or-treaters would be visiting Johnson Hall resulted in a $147.50 fine for violating fire safety.
Mary Field was overseeing Internet online news duties for the River Falls Journal, along with daily updates covering Hudson, Ellsworth and New Richmond.
In other business news Best Maid Cookie factory expanded its warehouse by 16,000-square feet, Jim Munson joined First National Bank as a commercial lender, and once again Freeman Drug was hosting a “Christmas Gift Shop” for veterans.
In an article featured in the Journal, Elva Philips, who was to celebrate her 96th birthday this month, recounted family history regarding an ancestor, one of the victims of the 17th century witch hunts in Salem, Mass.
Former UW football coach Mike Farley was to be inducted into the UW Hall of Fame this weekend.
Dave Reis and Greg Gaulke were organizing fundamental instruction in basketball for boys in grades 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Over 100 persons jammed Clifton Town Hall to hear DNR officials’ plans to acquire the lower Kinnickinnic for the National Refuge System.
“Deadly Ernest” was the latest high school play scheduled with actors including students Dave Sobottka, Sally Burkhardt, Jeff Bjork, Kris Ann Tousley, Eric Larson, Beth Zastrow and Debbie Bruggeman.
Middle Border All-Conference nominees were Butch Liddle, Tom Jenkins, Brodie Hamilton and Tom Florer.
Officers of the Altar Boys at St. Bridget Catholic Church were Gerald Rohl, Terry Delander, Dean Cernohous and Joe Lenzen.
Gary Weaver and the Swing Alongs were the dance band for the Moose Lodge Halloween night dance, while the Valley Boys were playing at the Spielhaus.
National Merit Scholars were high school seniors Joan Kremer and Scott Hartenstein.
The boys at Alpha Gamma Rho were “anxious, willing and able to do odd jobs” to earn an extra dollar or two.
Larry Henneman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Henneman, was sworn in on Tuesday morning as a lawyer in Minnesota by Attorney General Miles Lord.
For only $9 down, the “Buy of the Month” at Davis-McLaughlin was a seven-piece dinette set for $89, along with which purchasers would receive a free 10-pound turkey.
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Cernohous were honored by their children Martha, Melva, Mabel and Lawrence, and many more family members and friends on their 50th wedding anniversary.
Robert Lindquist, who was stationed on the “Kearsarge” aircraft carrier, was home for a 30-day furlough at the home of Mabel Lindquist.
The A. W. Lund Co. featured a Monarch electric stove with a built-in roaster installed on the surface of the oven.
A case of 24 12-oz. bottles of 100% Union-made beer was on sale for $1.49 at Thom’s Tavern at 301 S. Main St.
A triple golden wedding celebration was to be held by Ellsworth couples — Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Sanderson, Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Huber and Mr. and Mrs. George Krauss. The three couples were married in a triple ceremony by the same pastor in Baldwin on Nov. 6, 1879. Every year but once since the marriage these three couples have celebrated together.
Gordon Grimm won $5 in a contest at the U of M for having the best Homecoming slogan: “Jug Michigan.”