Out of the past 11/29/05

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

25 years ago: Nov. 29, 1980

Applications from all parts of the country have been received at Cape Girardeau City Hall in response o the city's advertised opening in the city manager's office; the city has received resumes and applications from about 30 candidates for the office.

"Santa's Candy Cane Forest" is the theme for the animated Christmas display windows at Hutson's Furniture Store on South Main Street; at Glenn and Lynn Hutson's Furniture Fair, two themes are blended into one -- "Santa's Ski School" and "Santa's Parachuting Helpers."

50 years ago: Nov. 29, 1955

Contract for construction of the second Cape Girardeau plant of the Marquette Cement Mfg. Co. -- a $7 million project -- has been awarded to Kaiser Engineers Division of the Henry J. Kaiser Co., Oakland, Calif.; construction is scheduled to start in March 1956, and the work is slated for completion within eight months.

The nonunionized shoe plant of the International Shoe Co. in Jackson keeps on working, although a picket line is set up by unionized shoe workers early in the morning.

75 years ago: Nov. 29, 1930

A counter petition, with 900 signatures, is presented to the city council asking for an immediate election at which the people of Cape Girardeau can ballot on the proposed water and light franchise; this petition is in reply to one filed yesterday in which a delay until 1933 in any election on the matter was sought.

Otto Kiehne, a teacher in the Gordonville school, has received the bulk of endorsements from members of the county Republican committee for appointment as county superintendent of schools to succeed J.T. McDonald, when he resigns Jan. 1.

100 years ago: Nov. 29, 1905

Robert Litterer has closed his restaurant on Main Street and will transform it into a billiard and pool room; he has bought the tables that were used in the hall over the Upton saloon and will install them at once; Litterer will continue to run a short-order house on Themis Street, just east of the Arcade Saloon.

The special committee, composed of John Rudert, Henry Puls and Henry Ueleke, appointed to appraise the property of Christian Frey in Allenville, which is wanted for a public school house, decided last night that the county should pay $110 for it; as soon as Frey heard of the decision, he retained Judge John Snider to secure an injunction restraining the county from using the property.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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