To Brazil and Back



John L. Suel, editor of the Hennepin County Enterprise newspapers became the acting postmaster of Robbinsdale. He succeeded L. J. Nasett. Suel was the secretary of the North Hennepin Democratic club. Prior to coming to Robbinsdale he was associated with his brothers in the New Prague Times newspaper.

Robbinsdale passed and published a brand new liquor control law shortly after the state liquor control law wet into effect. Unfortunately a joker appeared in Minnesota law which provided that a village voted dry in a previous election would have to remain dry. The last election on the issue it appeared harked away back before prohibition. The new liquor law had to wait until the next regular election the following year.

A Roosevelt Ball organized by Leo. J. Ambrose and L.P. McCarthy was sponsored by the Robbinsdale Business Men’s, Club, Literary Club, Women’s Club, P.T.A. and the Robbinsdale Village Council was held at the Rock Garden ball room at 10:15pm on January 30th. In addition to the dancing there was a floor show and a broadcast of a talk by President Roosevelt over a nationwide radio hookup.   Roosevelt Birthday Balls were held across the land.

Robbinsdale teacher, Neola Sackreiter, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Sackreiter of 4011 Perry Avenue North traveled 25,000 miles and worked as a teacher at Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Sackreiter had spent her vacations from school in various remote parts of South America. She was one of three American women to travel the Parana River and reach Iguassu Falls unescorted. Another journey took her 8,000 miles along the Amazon to Manaos and up the Paraguay River into the Matto Grosso wilderness.

The Robbinsdale Public School Building and  Neola Sackreiter Minneapolis Star January 12th, 1934

This post is part of a series loosely based on the book Robbinsdale Then and Now by Helen Blodget. The image at the top of the post features Robbinsdale Girl Scouts visiting the chalet building at Wirth Park.