100 Years Ago
Thursday, December 4, 1919
• Ratification of the women suffrage amendment to the federal constitution has been accomplished by the South Dakota legislature, the senate passing the measure early this morning. South Dakota is the twenty-first state to ratify the constitutional amendment.
• That old torn flag is still flying at the civic bandstand. This is not right according to law: that old flag ought to come down.
75 Years Ago
Monday, December 4, 1944
• The District 2 Declamatory Contest was held in Irene on Thursday, Nov. 30th with the oratory and dramatic contestants speaking in the afternoon and the poetry and humorous in the evening. The superior rating for oratory went to Maynard Serr, of Tyndall who gave “Generations on Trial.” Charles Wright of Volin and Betty Hanson of Gayville rated excellent in this section.
• Theo A. Cooper, a Press and Dakotan reader for the past 33 years, writes from Eugene, Oregon, where he is temporarily located, asking that his paper be sent him there. He states that there are a number of South Dakota people in that vicinity but that “most of them are leaving for South Dakota again after the war.”
50 Years Ago
Thursday, December 4, 1969
• Employees of Cimpl Packing, Yankton, today rejected a bid to be represented by the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America. The vote showed that 65 of the Cimpl employees were against the representation and 11 favored it.
• Arlinda Hildebrand, senior chemistry major at Mount Marty College, has been informed that she has been accepted for participation in the first January inter-term research project to be held at Argonne National Laboratories in Argonne, Ill. Only 10 undergraduate students from across the entire United States are being invited to take part.
25 Years Ago
Sunday, December 4, 1994
• No paper