Out of the past 8/14/07

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

25 years ago: Aug. 14, 1982

With all renovation expected to be completed by early October, Food Horizons, formerly Denny's IGA Superstore, 80 Plaza Way, will present a completely new look under management of its recent purchasers, Mr. and Mrs. Jon Hall.

A remodeling program has been started at the Rust and Martin Fashion and Fabric Store, 615 Broadway; this includes closing out several lines of merchandise to allow the store to become a complete bridal salon.

50 years ago: Aug. 14, 1957

Falling in a period of six hours, an 11-inch rainfall swept through Kennett, Mo., last night, with other towns in Southeast Missouri getting less precipitation.

Suit has been filed in Federal District Court in Cape Girardeau by four black residents of Jackson against that city, Mayor L.A. Nowak and Clarence Crites, light and water superintendent, asking that they be allowed use of the city's swimming pool; they also ask for a judgment of $8,000 against the city for damages done by its refusal to permit them to swim.

75 years ago: Aug. 14, 1932

The Rev. Reinhart Lehmann and family have returned to Cape Girardeau from an extended vacation visiting friends and relatives in Illinois and Ohio; he resumes his pulpit at Christ Evangelical Church.

William C. Deevers dies of paralysis, resulting from injuries suffered two days ago when he fell from a third-floor ledge of the Education Building at the Teachers College while washing windows; Deevers, 49, is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.A. Deevers; his wife, Mamie; four daughters; two grandchildren; three brothers and four sisters.

100 years ago: Aug. 14, 1907

The record in rattlesnakes is again broken; a fine specimen was killed on the farm of J.W. Hoffman, west of Cape Girardeau, yesterday that measured 5 feet 6 inches and weighed eight pounds exactly.

Painters are putting the final touches on the Buckner-Ragsdale Store, which should open in a week or so; the new concern is sparing no expense; every piece of furnishing -- the shelves, counters, cases, etc. -- will be new; the store will sell ready-to-wear clothing and shoes for men, women and children.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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