In early 1969, the La Crosse Tribune told readers that proper lighting could ‘spice up the bath,’ and add ‘decorating flair’ to a bathroom. Lighting options could include overhead fluorescent lamps, or multiple bulbs in the style of a theater dressing room mirror. Or, how about a small crystal chandelier for a ‘crowning touch of elegance’?
You could light up the outside of your home with an eagle crest lantern…only $14.99 at Montgomery Ward in La Crosse. You could find other bargains during ‘Midsummer Madness’ at the Bell Discount Store on the Causeway, or ‘Krazee Days’ at the Village Shopping Center.
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour was cancelled by CBS, reportedly under pressure from the Nixon White House because of political content in the show. The planned Easter Sunday episode in ’69 was pulled from the schedule, and the series was cancelled on Good Friday. Tom and Dick Smothers were replaced that summer with ‘Hee Haw.’
On the radio, John Fogerty and Creedence Clearwater Revival had three songs that made it to #2 that year…’Green River,’ ‘Proud Mary,’ and ‘Bad Moon Rising.’ All in 1969, Yesterday in La Crosse.