Out of the past 10/14/05

Friday, October 14, 2005

25 years ago: Oct. 14, 1980

MARION, Ill. -- President Jimmy Carter yesterday was met by a cheering crowd at the Williamson County Airport here, as he began a campaign swing through Southern Illinois; at West Frankfort, Ill., he donned a hard hat and met with miners and toured Old Ben No. 24 coal mine.

FLAT RIVER, Mo. -- Bill Emerson accuses U.S. Rep. Bill D. Burlison of mailing campaign literature to 10th District voters at government expense, and Burlison retorts by accusing Emerson of representing big business interests during the first head-on clash between the two; they meet for their first debate at Mineral Area College.

50 years ago: Oct. 14, 1955

SIKESTON, Mo. -- With the sun shining, the cotton-picking chore goes right along in Southeast Missouri, and all who desire to try a hand at picking are able to get work; groups and families are being sought, so picking crews can be organized; there are 2,000 to 2,500 workers needed in Scott, Mississippi, New Madrid and Stoddard counties.

The request of Probate Judge Oscar A. Knehans for retirement is granted by the state Judicial Retirement Committee; Knehans has been a judge since 1924, when he was elected to the Court of Common Pleas; he became probate judge in 1954.

75 years ago: Oct. 14, 1930

A total of 6,123 people in Cape Girardeau qualified for voting in the general election in November by registering Friday, Saturday and yesterday; this is less than a normal registration, as a recent poll by political parties revealed that approximately 2,000 eligible voters didn't register.

Home-brew makers are guilty of a violation of the federal prohibition law, just as much as is the maker of hard liquor, Judge Charles B. Faris ruled in federal court yesterday; fearing some may have been misguided by recent statements in newspapers, Faris said that under the law no liquor that is intoxicating can be made.

100 years ago: Oct. 14, 1905

The Cape Girardeau Fair closes its run; the weather has been all that could be wished throughout the week, and the exhibits in all departments surpassed all expectations; the crowds yesterday exceeded that of last year for the same day by more than 1,500.

The Doe Run Band proved its excellence to The Daily Republican last night; about 7 p.m., the boys marched to this office and serenaded the publishers, much to the delight of the crowd of several hundred people.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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