Out of the past 10/29/03

Wednesday, October 29, 2003

10 years ago: Oct. 29, 1993

Southeast Missouri Council of Arts honors Bill and Jan Chamberlain of Cape Girardeau with Otto F. Dingeldein Award for their contributions to the arts in Cape Girardeau.

Marble Hill - Cash shortage of at least $10,398 occurred in fee account of 32nd Judicial Circuit's Division 5 and $824 is still missing, according to report by St. Auditor Margaret Kelley; shortage could have been detected had proper controls and adequate oversight been in place for Bollinger County associate circuit court, auditor says.

25 years ago: Oct. 29, 1978

Featured speaker at morning worship services at Red Star Baptist Church is former Oklahoma University football star, Steve Davis; in 1975-76, Davis was named Christian Athlete of the Year by National Body of Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3838 presents Ptlm. Donald R. Riley with the Police Officer of the Year Award; Capt. David Suttles is recognized as Firefighter of the Year; Riley, seven-year veteran with force, became first officer to be certified as paramedic in state in 1975.

50 years ago: Oct. 29, 1953

Its second disastrous fire in 10 months last night wiped out Missouri Electric Works Inc. and destroyed building that housed it - old Roth Tobacco Co. on Frederick street at Merriwether; three-story brick building and contents are termed complete loss by Richard H. Giles, president of firm.

U.S. Sen. Thomas C. Jennings Jr., from Washington, says he has requested post office department and General Services Administration review Cape Girardeau post office situation; his message is reply to letter sent by The Missourian to postmaster general asking whether government still planned to build new post office in Courthouse Park.

75 years ago: Oct. 29, 1928

Discussing immigration and prohibition, and stand of each party on these important issues, former Iowa Gov. William L. Harding, in address to more than 750 people at Houck Field House, pleads for protective tariff as only means to keep American industry intact against competition of foreign nations; address is first of three of evening, other speakers being Cleveland A. Newton of St. Louis and Dewey Short of Galena.

W.P. Anderson of St. Louis is re-elected to membership for five-year term on Board of Supervisors of Little River Drainage District at annual meeting of landowners at Morehouse.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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