Out of the past 9/14/05

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

25 years ago: Sept. 14, 1980

As about 100 hospital employees, volunteers and area residents look on from the shade of the main hospital building, Southeast Missouri Hospital lays the cornerstone for its Regional Oncology Center, which is slated to open later this year for the treatment of cancer.

MOUNDS, Ill. -- A determined Meridian School Board will resort to "remedial action" and the Pulaski County Court tomorrow in an effort to end the district's 18-day-old teachers strike, says Ed Bridewell, board president.

50 years ago: Sept. 14, 1955

According to Col. George W. White Jr., U.S. district engineer in charge of flood control, the levee designed to protect the Main Street business area won't be built unless the one running north from Bellevue Street to Sloan's Creek is also constructed; his statement was precipitated by the fact that property owners in the area between Bellevue and Sloan's Creek had decided, during a meeting a week ago, that they would be unable to supply the necessary funds as sponsor to build the levee in that area.

The 100th anniversary of the founding of the SEMO District Fair is observed with ceremonies in front of the grandstand; the principal address is made by Rush H. Limbaugh.

75 years ago: Sept. 14, 1930

An effort is made to organize a Baptist Sunday school at South Ellis and Linden streets by the Rev. B.L. Patrick, who is conducting a meeting there; the campaign started the first part of last week and will continue through this week; four people have been converted.

Cape Girardeau and the vicinity are soaked in the evening with the heaviest rain in more than nine months; just over an inch of rain falls in Cape Girardeau, while places north of here report as much or more precipitation.

100 years ago: Sept. 14, 1905

The Presbyterian Church is having the old pavement torn from around its building and will have good concrete pavement put down; not long ago, a stretch of concrete was put down adjoining the church property on the east, and it shouldn't be long until walks on both sides of Broadway will be in good condition.

E.L. Walker, owner of the box factory, brings the first lot of samples of his product down in the city in the morning and shows them to the wholesale grocers; so far the entire output of the factory has been shipped to Chicago.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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