1911 was when the heinous oleomargarine law passed? I was under the impression that it was a fairly new law when we were kids and I swore (under my breath) when I had to add a tiny bit of yellow dye to the margarine for popcorn. Anything for butter verisimilitude, but I sure didn't like it.
And look--the temperance movement was pecking away at the liquor monolith even then. Wow x 2.
NEW MINNESOTA LAWS
Several Important Acts Become Effective After July 1.
St.Paul, Minn., June 20--Five new laws of general importance, passed by the last legislature, will go into effect tomorrow, July 1. They are:
Prohibiting the sale of malt outside of licensed drinking places or drugstores.
Creating a state department of weights and measures.
Prohibiting the sale of oleomargarine colored to imitate butter.
Prohibiting the marriage of first cousins.
Requiring rubber tires and casings to bear the name of the maker and the date of manufacture.
The malt bill was the most important temperance measure passed by the last legislature. It prohibits the sale of any kind of malt drinks except in licensed saloons, or in drugstores for medical purposes. The object of the measure is to do away with a number of refreshment stands in dry territory that sell intoxicating drinks.