Out of the past 11/11/03

Tuesday, November 11, 2003

10 years ago: Nov. 11, 1993

Cape Girardeau County Assistant Prosecutor Ian Sutherland gives frank Veterans Day speech to about 75 veterans and their families at Jackson's American Legion Post 158; dressed in full uniform, Sutherland focuses on World War II during his speech.

Harry Morley, chairman of Highway and Transportation Commission, at last night's Highway Dinner urged members of Chamber of Commerce to consider future growth possibilities of state commerce through enhancement of its transportation system.

25 years ago: Nov. 11, 1978

Americans shouldn't forget sacrifices made by their veterans but Carter Administration isn't doing enough to help Vietnam veterans are joint themes of Veterans Day address given by Charles E. Joeckle Jr., assistant national director for legislation of Disabled American Veterans Association.

Cape Girardeau's top crime fighter is victim of crime; police chief Henry H. Gerecke reports someone stole two ceramic lion-dogs from his porch.

50 years ago: Nov. 11, 1953

Thirty-five years ago today World War I came to end; Cape Girardeau County had 1,369 men and women who served in that war, with 40 making supreme sacrifice; generation later came World War II, with 4,188 from county serving and 108 losing their lives.

More than 2,000 tons of northern hay have been ordered by Cape Girardeau County feed dealers, and part of it is in transit from northern tier of states under Missouri drought emergency relief program which pays freight from point of shipment.

75 years ago: Nov. 11, 1928

The Rev. Roy Blackburn of Mount Vernon, Ind., assumes his new duties as pastor of General Baptist Church; he succeeds the Rev. R.M. Barrett, who organized church more than a year ago.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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