Union Looking Back for May 4, 2012


The South St. Paul high proved to be no match for the locals, who won by a score of 43 to 3 and in all probability could have made it greater with a little more effort. The Packingtown boys were several years younger and it was said that only three of them were high school students, the remainder being picked from the sixth, seventh and eighth grades.

– 100 years ago, May 8, 1912


Senior class presents ‘The Quest for Youth’

The comedy, “The Quest for Youth” by Charles George, was presented on Friday evening in the high school auditorium by the senior class under the direction of Miss Oringa Elstad.

The scene of the play was the living room in the home of Mrs. Shephard McLean (played by Phyllis Chase). The plot involves Mrs. McLean and Luther Long (Marvin Nelson), each of whom desired to marry for money.

– 75 years ago, May 5, 1937


City approves new wage increase

Full-time city employees, excluding supervisors, will receive a five to 15 dollar monthly increase retroactive to Dec. 1, 1961, the City Commission decided last Wednesday.

Adoption of the wage increase was the result of a panel recommendation. The panel was made up of members of the city and union local 664, plus another party.

Compensation for the four month period from December to March will be given in compensatory time off, officials said.

Wage negotiations for 1962 are now underway.

– 50 years ago, May 4, 1962


Saints’ 5-run inning not enough to avoid 9-7 loss

St. Francis, which has lost all five games this season in which it has scored five runs or less, scored five run in one inning Monday.

However, it still wasn’t enough to avoid a 9-7 Rum River Conference loss at North Branch.

The problem was that the Saints’ big rally came in the seventh inning, after they had fallen behind 9-2.

– 25 years ago, May 8, 1987


• Compiled by Kelly Johnson


Editor’s note: “Looking Back” is reprinted exactly as the items first appeared.

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