Union Looking Back for July 19, 2013

Chautauqua for Anoka

A list of attractions that will appeal to all classes of citizens is coming in June, 1914. Grand opera, bell ringers, lectures and many other things.

Fifty men of Anoka have guaranteed a certain sum to secure for this city next June, the famous Redpath Lyceum Chautauqua. Other cities in the state have had this aggregation and have been eager to have it again.

The plan as outlined is this: The company puts up a big tent, with seats, platforms, curtains, etc., and three performances are given each day for six days.

– 100 years ago, July 23, 1913

Grasshopper menace serious

L.L. Cashlander of Minneapolis, in charge of the grasshopper control in Anoka and Hennepin counties, was in Anoka Friday and made this office a call.

He says the grasshopper menace is serious in spots in Anoka and Sherburne counties and should be fought at once with poison bran. Under the law, he states, the county commissioners may appoint a man to spread mash on unoccupied property and charge the cost to the owner.

The spreading of the poison must be done with great care. About a thimbleful to a square foot and evenly spread.

– 75 years ago, July 20, 1938

Top contenders

The members of Anoka Explorer Post 415 have been one of the top three teams in the State Canoe Derby since the outset last Saturday in Bemidji. Pine City, Brooklyn Center and Anoka have been in front since the outset.

– 50 years ago, July 19, 1963

Council calls for hearing

Andover may pass an ordinance which outlaws sex shops. The prohibiting of any potentially high-risk sexual conduct businesses in Andover may be one step closer to reality.

The Andover City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to request that the  city’s planning and zoning commission conduct a public hearing concerning the adoption of a high-risk sexual conduct ordinance. If adopted the ordinance would be similar to a recent Minneapolis ordinance outlawing all businesses which are conductive to the spread of communicable diseases – namely, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) – and pose potential health hazards to persons frequenting such places, and to the public health, safety and welfare of the community.

– 25 years ago, July 22, 1988

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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

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