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This Week in Tosa History: Feb. 10

Feb. 10, 2014

1943

· A parade of the flags of the 31 United Nations will furnish the climax for the Troop 155 Boy Scouts minstrel show, which will be presented in the old high school assembly at 8:15 p.m. Feb. 12. A patriotic motif will be in evidence throughout the show, even while the boys play traditional minstrel show music and bring laughs from the audience with end men gags.

· Charles R. Davis of 1196 Kavanaugh Place was elected president of the Old Settlers Club of Milwaukee County, to succeed Lyman G. Wheeler, at a meeting of the club Monday evening. Wheeler will be heading a committee to devise best ways of combating the practice of industrial concerns barring men over 40 from employment, and to arouse public sentiment against the practice.

1984

· Wauwatosa's former crossing guards, led by Joyce Korth and Elain Forster, have many reasons for filing their $150,000 lawsuit against the city. The main one is anger. Anger at having been fired with no notice and no chance to offer to take a cut in pay. "We read about it (the firing) in the newspaper," Miss Korth said. The crossing guards claim the city is withholding holiday and vacation pay that they have earned for 1983.

· An Editorial: Here we go again. Having a sense of déjà vu over a new proposal to achieve school integration by dividing and conquering? State Sen. John Norquist of Milwaukee last week proposed to improve that city's desegregation situation and avoid a lawsuit with the suburbs by dividing the entire metropolitan area into four to eight new school districts.

Anthony Aveni compiles this weekly column using Wauwatosa Historical Society archives. Contact him at aaveni@ameritech.net.

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