Out of the past 7/13/07

Friday, July 13, 2007

25 years ago: July 13, 1982

Frank X. Hastings of Bloomsdale, Mo., a Democratic candidate for 8th District congressman, yesterday called for a debate among all three Democratic hopefuls; while John L. Woodward of Cuba, Mo., has agreed to the debate, Jerry Ford of Cape Girardeau says he will refuse the invitation.

Cape Girardeau police Sgt. John Brown, seeking to allay fears and ask for help, speaks to the Cape Girardeau Business and Professional Women's Club about police action regarding the slaying June 20 of Mildred Wallace.

50 years ago: July 13, 1957

Another of Cape Girardeau's oldest landmarks is being restored to its original appearance; the General Baptist Church building at Broadway and Spanish Street is being sandblasted to remove the old paint; after tuck pointing, it will resemble the structure it was when it was built 64 years ago.

The hot weather is bringing new records in the use of electricity at Cape Girardeau; use yesterday of 37,600 kilowatts set a new all-time record, but it is one that likely won't stand long, according to Missouri Utilities Co.

75 years ago: July 13, 1932

Cape Girardeau swelters in the hottest weather of the season; the mercury shortly after noon reaches a new high mark of 97 degrees.

After 23 years in the furniture business in Cape Girardeau, Martin G. Lorberg, owner of the Lorberg Furniture & Undertaking Co., is going to retire from this phase of merchandising and will devote his time to the undertaking profession; his furniture stock and building will be disposed of, and he will likely build a new mortuary near his residence at 433 S. Sprigg St.

100 years ago: July 13, 1907

The meeting of the Woman's Home Mission Aid Society of the Methodist church yesterday was the largest and most enthusiastic gathering of church women ever held in Cape Girardeau; the Common Pleas Courthouse, where the meeting was held, was filled to overflowing.

It has been decided by the shoe factory committee to hold a sale of town lots Aug. 10, at which time about 65 choice parcels that were left out of the original number will be sold at auction; at the recent drawing, 187 lots were awarded.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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