75 YEARS AGO

Monday, April 29, 1935

• After appealing to all Americans to help make the $4,880,000,000 work-relief drive ‘the most efficient and cleanest example of public enterprise the world has ever seen,” President Roosevelt sought today to get the vast undertaking ‘in full swing by autumn’.

• Southeastern South Dakota’s representatives to the state highway meeting being held at Pierre this afternoon met shortly before noon today to complete final plans for their recommendations to the conference.

50 YEARS AGO

Friday, April 29, 1960

• A billion-dollar housing bill threatened with a presidential veto was the Senate’s problem today. The bill’s major feature is authorization for the use of as much as one billion dollars to purchase at par mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration or Veterans Administration.

• American youth will be a major target of the U.S. Communist party soon, says J. Edgar Hoover, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Other targets Hoover expects the Communists to concentrate upon soon are Negroes and other racial minorities.

25 YEARS AGO

Monday, April 29, 1985

• Yankton College will hold graduation ceremonies for the final time on May 26 at 4 p.m. in Nash Gymnasium for graduating seniors who were forced to spend their last semester at other schools.

• The Yankton Bucks tennis team defeated Watertown 4-2 and Madison 6-0 and tied Mitchell 3-3 to remain undefeated in the young tennis season.

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