Out of the past 10/16/06

Monday, October 16, 2006

25 years ago: Oct. 16, 1981

About 2,500 animals and birds will be for sale at the 5-H Ranch during its third annual exotic animal sale this weekend; ranch owner Dave Hale says the sale attracts both people and animals from all over the world.

Saint Francis Medical Center will commemorate its fifth anniversary in its new facility with a banquet here Oct. 24 at the Holiday Inn; guest speaker at the affair will be 10th District Rep. Bill Emerson.

50 years ago: Oct. 16, 1956

Opening with an early-morning meeting of workers at the Broadway Theatre, the 1958 United Fund campaign gets underway; a fund of $54,647 to support the work of six welfare and character-building agencies is being sought.

The 12th annual Southeast Missouri Band Festival held in Jackson is witnessed by a crowd estimated at more than 3,000, which jams the stadium in the evening for a concert; the 1,500 massed band members use the Missouri State Teachers Association and the National Education Association's 100th anniversaries as a theme.

75 years ago: Oct. 16, 1931

Application to purchase the holdings in Southeast Missouri and in Clay County, Arkansas, of the Scotia Telephone Co., with exchanges in eight towns, is filed with the Missouri Public Service Commission by the Southeast Missouri Telephone Co.; the consolidation will give the Southeast Missouri company all the telephone properties in this section.

After two weeks' delay, construction work resumes on the one-story, five-room buff brick English style residence of Mr. and Mrs. C.J. Strom in the 400 block of North Boulevard; work had been stopped when residents living nearby complained that the house was being built too near the street line; city officials permitted the building to be resumed after an investigation.

100 years ago: Oct. 16, 1906

The first large number of delegates to the convention of the Missouri Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy arrive in the afternoon from St. Louis; among these is the president of the state organization, Mrs. James H. Campbell of Lexington, Mo., who will conduct several meetings of the four-day convention; she is a guest of Mrs. R.B. Wilson, Broadway and Fountain Street.

Charley Herbst, the broom-maker, has moved his shop to the rear end of the John Herbst building at the corner of Broadway and Pacific Street.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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