Out of the past 1/16/06

Monday, January 16, 2006

25 years ago: Jan. 16, 1981

The hammers are pounding at the new Family Learning Center as staff members prepare for a late March opening; a major community fund drive will precede the opening of the center, a family counseling facility aimed at parental education and prevention of child abuse and neglect.

Southeast Missouri State University is a victim of circumstances, says its president, Dr. Bill W. Stacy, in commenting on a report issued by the U.S. Department of Education which says the local school has failed to adequately integrate the campus with black students and faculty.

50 years ago: Jan. 16, 1956

Speaking before the Rotary Club, L.C. Carpenter, one of two candidates for the Democratic nomination for governor, says he plans to open his statewide campaign within the next four to six weeks; Carpenter is a native of Grundy County and now resides in Columbia, Mo.

An additional $1,500,000 to continue the flood-control program in the Main Street area is included in President Dwight Eisenhower's budget submitted to Congress today; heretofore, $750,000 has been appropriated to get the work started.

75 years ago: Jan. 16, 1931

A total of 180 people, mostly men, have applied at unemployment registration headquarters for jobs; work for several men is available from J.F. Fuerth, a farmer residing on the Bend Road north of the city, who plans to clear a portion of a wooded tract on his farm.

Two men arouse the suspicion of Claude Allen, janitor for the Sturdivant Bank in the H-H Building early in the morning, when they ask admittance to the bank; they leave quickly when he refuses, and he sees them drive off in a Chevrolet, a sawed-off shotgun placed on the floor of the car between them.

100 years ago: Jan. 16, 1906

At last week's meeting of the board of regents of the Normal School, contractor E.F. Regenhardt turned the Academic Hall over to the school; the great building is finished, so far as Regenhardt is concerned, and all that remains to be done is completing of the heating and lighting apparatus, which will be done this week.

The destruction of a professional hobo camp south of the city occupies the attention of the police and John Parham, detective of the Frisco Railroad; attention had been centered upon the removal of the inhabitants of Tent Town, and in the meantime 10 hobos had taken up an abode south of Tent Town.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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