Out of the past 7/6/05

Wednesday, July 6, 2005

25 years ago: July 6, 1980

Faith Christian Academy, a ministry of Faith Baptist Temple, is planning to begin a 4- and 5-year-old kindergarten program this fall; school will open for classes Aug. 18, with full day classes for first through 12th grade and a half-day of classes for kindergarten; principal of the school is Marvin Wormington.

Thousands of area young men will go to their local post offices this month to list their names and addresses in the event the government needs them to serve in the armed forces; in other words, they will begin registering for any future military draft; the registration will begin July 21 at post offices across the nation.

50 years ago: July 6, 1955

On a plea of the Navy Advisory Council, an order reducing the size of the Naval Reserve Division in Cape Girardeau has been rescinded; the original order provided for a reduction from a maximum strength of 200 men and 17 officers to 150 men and 16 officers.

Ten days without rain in Cape Girardeau ends with afternoon showers, marking the first time rain fell here since June 25 when 1.44 inches was recorded; the temperature drops 13 degrees within an hour this afternoon on the heels of a heavy thunderstorm, from 91 degrees to 78.

75 years ago: July 6, 1930

Breaking the previous hot weather record for the season, the temperature climbs to 100 degrees in Cape Girardeau; the rise in temperature is accompanied by a hot wind, which serves only to bring increased suffering from an extended drought in the district.

Forty-four people are united with Grace Methodist Church on the closing day of a three-week evangelistic campaign conducted by Lon D. Parker, the business man evangelist of Emporia, Kan.

100 years ago: July 6, 1905

A committee composed of L.J. Albert, R.B. Oliver and Judge B.F. Davis, which was appointed by the Cape Girardeau Commercial Club, called on the county court Monday and, with a similar committee of Jackson men, asked that the courthouse in Cape Girardeau be renovated and improved, so as to be in condition for the first term of the new federal court, which meets early in October; the court appointed Louis Klostermann, L.J. Albert and W.B. Schaefer to a committee to ascertain the improvements that need to be made.

Workers begin wrecking the old Presbyterian Church in Jackson; this building is one of the oldest landmarks of the town, having been built in 1864.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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