Out of the past 5/28/03

Wednesday, May 28, 2003

10 years ago: May 28, 1993

Property tax revenue from proposed $37.5 million riverboat gambling complex could total nearly $500,000 in floating casino's first year of operation; that figure is based on Cape Girardeau's real estate and personal property tax rates and estimated value of riverboat development; The Boyd Group has said it will dock $15 million boat with $6 million worth of equipment in Cape Girardeau, should voters approve riverboat gambling in June 8 election.

Department of Army is reorganizing 21st General Hospital, resulting in deactivation of three subordinate detachments in Cape Girardeau, Poplar Bluff and Springfield; closing of leased centers in Cape Girardeau and Poplar Bluff on Sept. 17 will leave 63 reservists in each detachment without training center.

25 years ago: May 28, 1978

With dismissal of classes Friday, St. Paul Lutheran School principal W.T. Palisch ended his 44-year teaching career; Palisch began teaching in 1934 in tiny one-room Zion Lutheran School house at Pocahontas.

Bishop John N. Wurm, auxiliary bishop for archdiocese of St. Louis, delivers commencement address to 81 students graduating from Notre Dame High School at school's gymnasium; valedictorian is Thomas Glueck and salutatorian is Marcia Kielhofner.

50 years ago: May 28, 1953

With other amendments for new projects, House of Representatives yesterday rejected proposal to appropriate $989,000 for flood-control works at Cape Girardeau; appropriation had been recommended in Truman budget, but was taken out in Eisenhower version and was left out by House appropriations committee; only chance for funds now would be for Senate to vote the appropriation and for House later to concur in it.

Prosperity that has put car in almost every garage has brought lean days to Cape Transit Corp., city's public transportation medium; bus company began operating in 1940, and saw town through gasoline and tire rationing, lack of new cars and tight used car market; it continues to provide same service it gave in more lush times.

75 years ago: May 28, 1928

About $700 in cash was stolen from office of New Broadway Theater shortly before midnight last night by thieves who forced their way into room after building had been closed for night.

Indications for record enrollment at Teachers College for summer term, opening tomorrow, are given in heavy advance arrival of students for registration; reports received by college have indicated that registration may go higher than ever before, and demand for rooms is great.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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