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Day in History: Burglar caught with tub of lard on sleigh

March 3, 2019 GMT

1994 – 25 years ago

• MCI Communications Corp. announced it is going into the wireless communication business. It appears there may be a day in the future when you can send faxes and electronic mail from a mobile telephone.

• The Cosmetology Training Center in Rochester has closed its doors during a middle of a term. Students were told they could transfer their training hours to a Faribault or Twin Cities branch of the school.

1969 – 50 years ago

• Fifty years ago, Harold “Hap” Dison of Rochester earned about $36 a week when he opened a laundry in the basement of his father’s house at 902 2nd Ave. NW. This past year, Dison’s Cleaners had annual sales in excess of $500,000.

Teenage Republican from Rochester, Austin and Winona formed a First District TAR group and elected district leaders. Kenneth Dalluge, a junior at Austin High School, was elected new district chairman.

1944 – 75 years ago

• Uncle Sam’s newest award of honor, the war food administration’s Achievement “A” award for food producers with outstanding production records, will be presented to Reid, Murdoch & Co., during a ceremony at the Rochester plant. An award flag will be presented to the company, along with pins for all plant employees.

• Dr. Leo T Samuels, associate professor of physiologic chemistry at the University of Minnesota, will give a lecture tomorrow at the Mayo Foundation House.

1919 – 100 years ago

• A man was arrested and jailed after he committed a burglary at the general store at Haverhill station. He took some shoes, tobacco, candy and a tub of lard. He was caught trying to make a getaway on his sleigh.

• The Minnesota State Memorial Commission, of which Dr. C. Graham of Rochester is a member, is making progress toward securing a suitable memorial for American soldiers and sailors of the Great War.