The third week of July, 1961 through. Harvard professor discusses the difficulties of negotiating with communists on disarmaments. Freedom riders imprisoned in Mississippi. Controversial topless bathing suits are challenged by city officials. Dutch Elm Disease is under control. The Regents institute harsh rules, up to expulsion, banning any intentional conduct that interferes with school activities.
Six years after the 15 million dollar University expressway was proposed city crews raced to open the first small element and make it in time for Homecoming. Two weeks later on November 18th the first phase opens with four lanes University Avenue one way westbound from Broom Street to Breeze Terrace with an east bound […]
In October the Madison Committee to end the war in Vietnam votes against civil disobedience during the International days of Protest calling civil disobedience impractical at the moment. However a group is formed called the Committee for Direct Action to end the war in Vietnam disagrees and announces an attempted citizens arrest of Lester Arasmith. […]
The year starts with a tragedy as a fire in State Street on January 8th claims the life of Madison fireman Daniel Parkinson at the age of 33 due to smoke inhalation. This continued a season of fires starting with a campus fire at the McArdel institute that destroyed 4 years of cancer research, within […]
Oscar G Mayer a local philanthropist dies in his sleep of a heart attack at age of 76 on march 5th. William J Mayer founder of Mayer Photo Art house for 47 years dies at age 79 on April 8th. Dudley Montgomery former president of the Madison Bus Company dies on October 26th at age […]