Out of the past 4/11/03

Friday, April 11, 2003

10 years ago: April 11, 1993

Easter Sunday. Several churches in area begin day with sunrise services; worship at St. Andrew Lutheran Church begins at 6:30 a.m., and includes outside baptism service, before activities are moved inside; other congregations holding sunrise services are Lynwood Baptist, First Christian, Good Shepherd Lutheran, Westminster Presbyterian, Hobbs Chapel United Methodist and Evangelical United Church of Christ.

The Rev. Ron Green begins his tenure as pastor of Faith Baptist Temple; Green and his wife, Rene, were formerly on staff at First Baptist Church in Aston, Pa., where he served as assistant pastor.

25 years ago: April 11, 1978

Complaints from pupils regarding several secondary-level teachers were relayed by Illmo-Scott City School Parent-Teachers Organization president to school board yesterday; Lourine King, PTO president, said she had received reports from several pupils alleging one teacher required pupils losing in competitive activity to bring him tobacco; second teacher reportedly offered pupils extra grade points if they would attend drama presentation.

Paul W. Stehr was selected as Cape Girardeau mayor Monday at annual reorganization meeting of city council; Howard C. Tooke, stepping aside after eight years as mayor, nominated Tooke.

50 years ago: April 11, 1953

Future Farmers of America -- high school boys studying vocational agriculture -- are in Cape Girardeau for their annual spring contests at State College campus; contestants, about 130 lads who qualified for district competition through sub-district preliminaries, are entered in four events: Broadcast, skit, public speaking and parliamentary procedure.

Citywide religious survey will be made under auspices of Cape Girardeau Ministerial Alliance tomorrow, when about 350 laymen and ministers representing 24 local churches make home-to-home canvass in afternoon; residents will be questioned about their religious preferences and whether they attend local churches.

75 years ago: April 11, 1928

John H. Himmelberger, Cape Girardeau capitalist and landowner, has narrow escape from serious injury when he falls while alighting from northbound Frisco Sunnyland passenger train at station at noon; train is in motion as he attempts to alight, and he is thrown to pavement; Himmelberger escapes injury, however, only ill result of accident being broken pair of spectacles.

Board of directors of Chamber of Commerce, acting on recommendation of membership, has voted to move offices of organization from its present quarters on fifth floor of H.-H. Building; from six suggested locations, board voted to lease for a year old Missourian building on lower Broadway.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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