Out of the past 6/11/07

Monday, June 11, 2007

25 years ago: June 11, 1982

A move to oust the seven-member board of directors of the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri was defeated by fewer than two dozen votes -- 235 to 215 -- at a special membership meeting last night.

Robert E. Hahn, Springfield, Mo., postmaster and sectional service manager, yesterday swore in Herman W. Marshall as Cape Girardeau's new postmaster; Marshall, a former Cape Girardeau postal inspector who has been working for the postal service in St. Louis, will assume his new duties next week.

50 years ago: June 11, 1957

Cape Girardeau carpenters, members of the union organization, request the city council require licensing and examination of carpenters before they can do work in the city; however, city attorney Gerald B. Rowan says there is no enabling legislation that would allow the city to license or regulate carpenters.

Albert C. Lowes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy E. Lowes of Cape Girardeau, returned yesterday to Columbia, Mo., to attend the summer session of the University of Missouri, school of law; he has completed the first year course of study leading to a bachelor of laws degree.

75 years ago: June 11, 1932

Cape Girardeau City Clerk W.C. Kaempfer directs a letter to Attorney General Stratton Shartell asking him to give an opinion as to whether the city of Cape Girardeau could legally purchase the bridge over the Mississippi River here.

Only one or two binders were sold by local dealers this year, which indicates that the wheat crop in the Cape Girardeau district isn't so good this year.

100 years ago: June 11, 1907

Telegrams are received from Jefferson City stating that the Missouri Supreme Court has affirmed the cases against the gravel road companies, which means that the toll gates between Cape Girardeau and Jackson and on the Rock Levee road will have to come down; the decision may be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

J.F. Vogel, representing the Hellman Distilling Co. of St. Louis, is in Cape Girardeau visiting his many old friends; he has been coming here for the firm for 50 years.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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