Union Looking Back for Dec. 13, 2013

Scandinavian folk lore

A program of unusual interest of Scandinavian folk lore and songs with Grieg adaptations under the direction of Mrs. B.C. Smith, furnished a most delightful entertainment for the Philolectians Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. T.T. Geddes. Mrs. Smith gave a review of Scandinavian literature dwelling particularly on Norway which is rich in its traditions and folk lore.

-100 years ago, Dec. 17, 1913

Complete plans for Yule party

The Social and Welfare club of the Federal Cartridge Corporation has completed plans for its fourth Christmas party. The party will be held at the Green theater, Wednesday, December 21, beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing throughout the entire afternoon. Written invitations are being sent to nearly one thousand boys and girls. There will be two parties. All the little folks, who have not as yet started school, and those in the first four grades in each of the Anoka schools. They will be entertained by a program including “Our Gang” comedy, cartoons and other short subjects of interest to children. Following the program Santa Claus will greet each one with  a gift and a box of candy.

– 75 years ago, Dec. 14, 1938

State drivers licenses to be made of plastic

Come next spring, Minnesota drivers licenses will be made of plastic. Equipment for processing them has been purchased and arrangements are under way for installing it at the Minnesota highway department, it was announced recently.

– 50 years ago, Dec. 13, 1963

Technical Institute will remain tobacco free

There are no “butts” about it, the Anoka Technical Institute will remain tobacco free. Well, that is what the District 11 School Board indicated at is meeting Monday, but Institute students disagree over the district policy. The students advocate suspending the district’s tobacco policy.

– 25 years ago, Dec. 16, 1988

• Compiled by Sue Austreng

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