Out of the past 8/30/06

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

25 years ago: Aug. 30, 1981

The congregation of Westminster Presbyterian Church installs its new minister, the Rev. George B. Jewell, during evening services; Dr. Andrew Jumper of the Central Presbyterian Church in Clayton, Mo., preaches the installation sermon.

A Cape Girardeau native, Robert H. Kinder, has been named vice president of government marketing with the Douglas Aircraft Co. division of McDonnell Douglas Corp.

50 years ago: Aug. 30, 1956

Location of administrative offices and a time for the installation of the Most Rev. Charles M. Helmsing as the first bishop of the new Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese of the Roman Catholic Church hasn't been determined, according to Monsignor Marion F. Forst, pastor of St. Mary's Church; Helmsing will establish administrative offices in either Cape Girardeau or Springfield, Mo., which have been named co-cathedral cities of the new diocese.

A teachers' meeting Monday morning, followed by conferences of principals with teachers in their schools, will inaugurate the 1956-1957 public school year; classes will begin Tuesday.

75 years ago: Aug. 30, 1931

The last of the summer's union worship services to be conducted at the Courthouse Park under the auspices of the Ministerial Alliance is held in the evening; Dr. C.H. Morton, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, preaches the final sermon on "The Kingdom of God and the Child."

The Rev. C. Jankowsky, who has been pastor of the Evangelical Church of Jackson for five years, preaches his farewell sermon; he and his family are moving to Geneva, Iowa, where he will take over the pastorate of the Evangelical church there.

100 years ago: Aug. 30, 1906

At the Union Aid Hall on North Fountain Street in the morning, G.W. Stingley, interstate national grand master of the Knights of the Guiding Star of the East, convenes the grand lodge of Cape Girardeau; the Rev. J.H. Henderson, pastor of the Second Baptist Church, extends the welcoming address.

One place in Cape Girardeau attracting considerable attention is the big shed on Ellis Street, near Broadway, where August Schuermann and his assistants are building the floats for the city's centennial parade.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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