Out of the past 5/3/07

Thursday, May 3, 2007

25 years ago: May 3, 1982

U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson of Missouri's 10th District is scheduled to make a jail cell visit with farm activist Wayne Cryts of Puxico, Mo., who is in the Pope County (Ark.) jail for civil contempt of court.

Burying garbage in a landfill may not be the best way to dispose of refuse ecologically, but there's no better method economically at this time for Cape Girardeau; that assessment is offered by City Manager Gary A. Eide; the city is searching for a new landfill location.

50 years ago: May 3, 1957

A quarantine to check the spread of the cyst nematode, a pest which curtails the production of soybeans, is planned within 10 days by the U.S. Department of Agriculture; in Missouri, the quarantine will apply only to Pemiscot County farms.

Missouri Gov. James T. Blair has named Lindsay W. Simmons of Cape Girardeau as a new member of the State College Board of Regents, succeeding Russell L. Dearmont of St. Louis; he also appointed Hershel Bess of Poplar Bluff, Mo., to the board.

75 years ago: May 3, 1932

The Cape Girardeau City Council has instituted five-minute parking on the east side of North Fountain street, between the alley south of the Federal Building to Broadway; this is to prevent traffic congestion and to eliminate double parking.

Five Cape Girardeau community leaders and bankers attend a rally at Chaffee, Mo., at which possibilities of reorganizing the First National Bank of Chaffee are discussed; those attending from Cape Girardeau are W.O. Bowman, C.L. Harrison, Herman Bremermann, W.F.D. Batjer and Clyde Vandivort.

100 years ago: May 3, 1907

James A. Barks has been elected principal of the school at Tilsit; Alice McGee was named assistant; she comes from the well-known Millersville family; Lottie Ates will teach at Houck the coming year.

The wheat house at Gordonville, belonging to a number of farmers who contributed to its construction a few years ago, has been sold to Henry J. Nothdurft of near Tilsit for $70; it measures 20 by 50 feet; Nothdurft will offer the building for resale Saturday in Jackson.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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