Day in History: Dr. C. H. Mayo tenders resignation to city
1993 – 25 years ago
• Eighth-graders in Minnesota, Iowa and North Dakota bucked a national trend and outperformed in math similar-aged youths in other industrialized countries. The students are among the best in the world, according to the U.S. Education Department.
• Bob “Bobby Joe” Waltman announced he won’t run for re-election. The Elgin Republican was elected to represent Wabasha and eastern Goodhue County in 1982.
1968 – 50 years ago
• The new religious activity center at Rochester State Hospital is about 95 percent completed. The interdenominational facility will open in early 1969. The cost of the building is $385,000.
• The Rochester School Board is considering a decision to name the football stadium at John Marshall High School in honor of Robert McNish. McNish was football coach at Rochester High School from 1943-1945 and basketball coach from 1943 to 1956. He also was athletic director from 1944 to 1960.
1943 – 75 years ago
• “In Care of the Co-eds,” the Rochester Junior College revue, will be presented this week at the central auditorium. The script for the comedy was written by Ronald Anderson of Byron.
• The Rochester High School basketball team won its season-opening game 37-26 against Winona. The Rockets were led by the deadly sharpshooting of Bill Furlow and Duane (Bones) Aldeen.
1918 – 100 years ago
• Dr. C. H. Mayo has tendered his resignation as the health officer of Rochester. At a meeting of citizens at the Commercial Club, a resolution was passed asking him to reconsider his action and continue as the health officer of Rochester.
• Singer Sewing Machine Co. on South Broadway will inspect, oil and adjust any sewing machine in your home for $1.