Out of the past 8/29/05

Monday, August 29, 2005

25 years ago: Aug. 29, 1980

After weeks of considering proposals from three engineering companies, the county court has awarded the contract for aerial photography and real estate mapping of Cape Girardeau County as the initial stages in the county's planned reassessment.

A three-member National Labor Relations Board panel has overturned an NLRB regional director's decision that electrical support technicians at Procter & Gamble Paper Products Co. at Cape Girardeau may be represented by the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; the decision on the company's request for review of the regional director's ruling prevents 34 electrical support technicians from being represented by Local 1 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

50 years ago: Aug. 29, 1955

A late summer drought, with some areas lacking rain since July, is searing pastures in Cape Girardeau and other Southeast Missouri counties, damaging the late corn and retarding planting of small grains; while Cape Girardeau has had 2.38 inches of rain so far in August, there has been none of any consequence since Aug. 10.

Jackson's Homecomers celebration kicks off with a parade featuring a surrey, spring wagon, buggy and older model automobiles, after a welcoming speech by Mayor J.R. Mabrey.

75 years ago: Aug. 29, 1930

An emergency tariff, providing for a 33 percent reduction on outbound livestock shipments and inbound carload lots of feed for livestock, is placed in effect by the Frisco Railroad in all Southeast Missouri counties; the reduction was ordered for counties hardest hit by the summer drought.

The vanguard of Lutheran young people arrive in Cape Girardeau to attend the 14th annual convention of the Missouri district of the Walther League; the remaining delegates will arrive tomorrow; at the Hotel Marquette, convention headquarters, more than 700 delegates are expected to register for the sessions.

100 years ago: Aug. 29, 1905

The Rev. H. Kellermann of Pine Bluff, Ark., has accepted a call from the Hanover Lutheran Church, three miles north of Cape Girardeau, where the Rev. Charles Rehahn formerly presided.

The new street railway is progressing rapidly; a considerable stretch of track was laid and spiked on Frederick Street yesterday, between Independence and Themis streets.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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