Out of the past 2/23/06

Thursday, February 23, 2006

25 years ago: Feb. 23, 1981

The contest for Jackson mayor in the April 7 election will be a rematch between incumbent Mayor Carlton G. Meyer and Alderman Thomas W. Schulte; in April 1979, Meyer narrowly defeated Schulte by 39 votes; Meyer is seeking election to a fifth term.

Although their terms expired nearly two months ago Southeast Missouri State University regents Elvis A. Mooney and Edmund G. Stoltz are continuing to serve on the board of regents until successors are named or they are re-appointed; both were appointed six years ago by then Gov. Kit Bond.

50 years ago: Feb. 23, 1956

There are approximately 8,226 people in Cape Girardeau who will be eligible to vote March 20 and April 3 when a new city administration is elected for a four-year period; 522 voters were registered Friday, Saturday and Monday, deadline for registration.

The Rev. William H. Wolfe, a Methodist minister for 41 years and pastor of Grace Church in Cape Girardeau from 1937 to 1942, dies at Bethany Methodist Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.; he was 77 years old; he retired from active pastoral work in 1954, while pastor of the church at Oran, Mo.

75 years ago: Feb. 23, 1931

Announcement of a construction program which means virtually the revamping of the entire plant of the Marquette Cement Mfg. Co., in Cape Girardeau, thus greatly increasing its efficiency, is made by W.A. Wecker of Chicago, secretary of the company.

Robert Richards of Cape Girardeau Saturday purchased a "six-place" Stinson monoplane at Memphis, Tenn., and brought the ship to Sikeston, Mo., from where he will bring it to Cape Girardeau in the near future.

100 years ago: Feb. 23, 1906

The Rev. Joe P. Jacobs and his wife, formerly of Nashville, Tenn., arrived in Cape Girardeau yesterday in their railroad chapel car from St. Louis; the car has been set out at the Frisco shops, and there they will hold religious services for several days, at night and during the day.

Now that winter has broken up and the season of hot sun is upon Cape Girardeau, the question of awnings for the windows has to be considered; John T. Sackman, the Main Street clothier and haberdasher, who is also exclusive agent for the best awnings in the city, is already taking orders for the shades.

--Sharon K. Sanders

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