EIGHTY YEARS AGO: Since Mike C. Graf became sheriff here on Jan. 1, 1931, there have been 131 arrests for drunkenness in Decorah. In addition to those arrests, 13 inebriates have been taken promptly away to the State Hospital in Independence for "the treatment." The drunkenness is reportedly due to that 3.2 percent beer, recently made legal by the Congress of the United States.
...Minnie Hatton Jewell, noted writer, has died at her farm home near Decorah. She is survived by her husband John A. Jewell, and by her children: Fred and Clarence. She was the author of "The Last Chance," a novel concerning an imaginary Spillville family, centering around members of the family of a saloon keeper who operated a bar in a law-abiding manner. It is a human-interest novel.
...Peterson's Grocery on Washington Street is now serving Butternut coffee on Fridays and Saturdays.
...The Norwegian-American Historical Museum of Decorah, located in the former Lutheran Publishing House building, will be formally opened to the public for inspection on June 4, 1933.
...Nearly 750 Catholic children of Winneshiek County were confirmed recently. Archbishop Francis J. Beckman of Dubuque performed confirmation ceremonies. All priests in the vicinity also took part.
...The post office over at Caledonia, Minn. was robbed of an estimated $1,000 early last week.
...Ronan Bros. are buying a load of dappled gray draft horses for a Baltimore Brewery.
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