Out of the past 6/23/07

Saturday, June 23, 2007

25 years ago: June 23, 1982

Plans for a riverfront park on the Cape Girardeau levee were enthusiastically received by the city council last night; however, the council declined to give final approval of the park plans; instead, the council suggested that they be presented to the city's Parks and Recreation Board and city administration for suggestions.

An early morning fire heavily damages a tavern and beauty salon on East Second Street in Scott City; the blaze starts in the Keg Lounge and spreads to B and D Hair Fashions; both buildings are gutted, and the roofs of both collapse.

50 years ago: June 23, 1957

The way was apparently cleared yesterday for the Texas Eastern Transmission Corp., operators of the Big Inch and Little Inch pipelines, to proceed with long-delayed plans for construction of a petroleum products tank storage farm along the Mississippi River near Illmo.

Two weeks of revival services are concluded in the evening at the Foursquare Church in Cape Girardeau by evangelist Paul Buser of Cleveland, Ohio.

75 years ago: June 23, 1932

Cape Girardeau Mayor Edward L. Drum, after conferring with a committee representing the Parent-Teacher Council, says that an ordinance providing for employment of a woman probation officer for the city will be drafted; this officer would be a social worker and look after the moral interests of boys and girls of Cape Girardeau, with duties similar to those of a police matron.

A new well has been drilled at the Knaup Floral Co., 136 S. Pacific St., in Cape Girardeau, by John Knaup; it was drilled 85 feet deep and replaces an old one which was 60 feet deep.

100 years ago: June 23, 1907

The Cape Girardeau Capahas meet defeat at Perryville, Mo.; at the close of nine interesting innings, the score stands 7-6 in favor of the Perry County boys.

The Normal School catalogues for the coming term, which will soon be distributed, will announce a new music department that will prove of much value to the musical circles of Cape Girardeau; the Normal has secured the services of Nora Naeter to teach piano and violin, and this new department is now to be made a permanent one.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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