Out of the past 9/23/06

Saturday, September 23, 2006

25 years ago: Sept. 23, 1981

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The unpopularity of parking meters among the city's downtown businessmen has prompted the Perryville Board of Aldermen to remove or cover the meters around the courthouse square on a trial basis and to allow two-hour free parking.

A year from now, a Cape Girardeau lawyer will follow in the footsteps of his father and take the helm of the state's 13,000-member Missouri Bar Association; Stephen N. Limbaugh, the son of Rush H. Limbaugh, was named this week president-elect of the association at its 102nd annual meeting in Kansas City.

50 years ago: Sept. 23, 1956

The new pastor of the Foursquare Church, Park and Bloomfield streets, is the Rev. Edith Bailey of Taft, Calif.; she succeeds the Rev. R.B. Maynord, who resigned the pastorate here to accept a similar position in Wisconsin.

The Cape Girardeau City Council and the Jaycees swimming pool committee conferred yesterday on a designer for the new municipal pool to be constructed in Capaha Park; the two groups agreed to call Kenneth Larkin on Larkin and Associates of Kansas City here Wednesday for a further discussion of plans he presented to the council last week.

75 years ago: Sept. 23, 1931

Immediate steps designed to provide Cape Girardeau with better firefighting facilities, including an increase of the fire department personnel, were agreed on yesterday at a special meeting of the city council; the council also agreed to adopt a new building code ordinance suggested by the Missouri Inspection Bureau, to acquire a new pumper truck, and to construct an addition to the fire station which would provide shower baths and better quarters for the firemen.

Motor buses for service on Cape Girardeau streets are expected to arrive tonight from St. Louis, but they won't be placed into service until Friday or Saturday; temporarily, the buses will have terminal location at the Winchester-Emerson Motor Sales building, 43 S. Main St.

100 years ago: Sept. 23, 1906

As the Rev. E.T. Adams, the pastor, is attending conference at Poplar Bluff, Mo., there is no morning preaching service at the Cape Girardeau Methodist church; in the evening, B.G. Shackelford addresses the Women's Foreign Missionary Society.

By a deed filed in Jackson yesterday, the information is out concerning the sale of the Gauronski property on Main Street, two doors south of the First National Bank building.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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