The council rejects a movement to give all state employees the afternoon off on Good Friday. Madison enters the Jet Age: Northwest Airlines begins a jet service to Milwaukee, and residents tour the aircraft before its first voyage. The council also adopts an ordinance prohibiting hiring or being a strikebreaker. Police chief asks mayor to set guidelines for the city’s clubs that employ go-go dancers. In the fall, the council adopts a policy that encourages the WMFM radio station to tape record city council meetings. They also set an ordinance making it illegal to have government meetings in private homes. The Campus Area Improvement Association is formed to protect the campus blocks, especially on football weekends. All of this, on Madison Dateline-1965.
About Madison in the Sixties
Topical tales of Madison's influential people and critical events from long ago.