Out of the past 6/1/07

Friday, June 1, 2007

25 years ago: June 1, 1982

Puxico, Mo., farmer Wayne Cryts, the focus of national attention since he was jailed two weeks ago in Russellville, Ark., on a contempt of court charge, will soon be released; U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Charles Baker says he is closing the case in which Cryts is involved.

Cape Girardeau police chief D. Ray Johnson says he has received positive feedback from the public concerning the department's new program of periodic vehicle checks; however, the program draws sharp criticism from city councilmen Robert K. Herbst and Donald R. Strohmeyer.

50 years ago: June 1, 1957

A large enrollment is expected at State College for the summer term which gets underway next week; registrar Alton Bray says there have been a number of inquiries about both the undergraduate program and the new graduate course of study the college will offer for the first time.

Lynn H. Harris, professor emeritus of English at State College, has sold his home at 816 Illinois Ave. in Cape Girardeau to Graham Sadler, assistant librarian at the college; Harris will leave Monday to take up permanent residence in Tampa, Fla.

75 years ago: June 1, 1932

A municipal bond issue to be used in purchasing the traffic bridge at Cape Girardeau, on the theory that revenue from the span would pay the interest and redeem the principal, is drawing more advocates.

Cape Girardeau street cars, which have been operated over the loop traveling west on Broadway for some time, have been reversed and are now moving in the opposite direction; the shift is made occasionally in order that service be equalized for all parts of the city and so track curves aren't worn by constant one-way travel.

100 years ago: June 1, 1907

A savings department opens in First National Bank in the morning, and officers of the institution are elated with the business it is doing.

All the priests of Southeast Missouri will attend the dedication of the new church at Charleston, Mo., Tuesday; Archbishop J.J. Glennon of St. Louis will perform the ceremonies and preach the sermon; the Rev. H. Hussmann is the pastor.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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