Out of the past 10/19/05

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

25 years ago: Oct. 19, 1980

Laity Sunday is observed at Centenary United Methodist Church; during the morning worship hour, Dr. Theodore J. Glenn speaks on "Why Must We Walk Alone?"; also participating in the service are Mrs. A.R. Pierce, Mrs. Bryce D. March and Dr. Peter Hilty.

The Rev. Roger Leenerts of St. Louis, associate secretary of North American Ministries of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, is guest speaker at the Fall Mission Festival at Hanover Lutheran Church; the morning celebration service with Holy Communion is held in the grove at the rear of the church property.

50 years ago: Oct. 19, 1955

A Puxico, Mo., man, Bobby Ray Payne, 21, sustained minor injuries and a new truck tractor he was driving was demolished yesterday when a Frisco freight train crashed into it at the Highway 25 crossing a mile southwest of Delta.

A meeting of the Cape Girardeau County Democratic Committee will be called soon to consider candidates to fill the vacancy in the office of probate judge caused by the resignation of Judge. O.A. Knehans; Walter H. Ford, county chairman, says he has received no contact from attorneys interested in the position.

75 years ago: Oct. 19, 1930

Dr. C.H. Morton celebrates the 11th anniversary of his pastorate at the First Presbyterian Church, reviewing much of the history of his ministry during his sermon in the morning service; Morton came to Cape Girardeau from Center City, Iowa., in 1919; in point of service he is the third oldest among Cape Girardeau's Protestant ministers for length of pastorate.

The Rev. Billy Sunday has written The Missourian that it will suit him better to come to Cape Girardeau for two weeks in April; he had promised to come this fall, but local conditions made it necessary to ask for a later date.

100 years ago: Oct. 19, 1905

Mrs. John Starzinger of Pocahontas, who was badly burned about three weeks ago while in the yard making apple butter, died Sunday evening, leaving a husband and two little boys to mourn her death.

The first street railway accident occurs, when Dick Cass' horse and carriage meet destruction on the network of tracks at Main and Broadway; the horse, tired of staying out so late at night, starts home alone; the animal ignores the red lanterns at the intersection and walks right into the torn-up street; the horse falls, and the carriage lands on top of him.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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