Out of the past 11/25/03

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

10 years ago: Nov. 25, 1993

Thanksgiving Day. Capt. Elmer Trapp of Salvation Army estimates 450 people are served by Army during its annual community Thanksgiving dinner, including 125 meals that are delivered to shut-ins.

Shoppers brave drizzling rains and cooler temperatures to get day's head start on official Christmas shopping season, visiting two big retail outlets before and after Thanksgiving feasts.

25 years ago: Nov. 25, 1978

Arena Building holds Southeast Missouri Kennel Club's 40th All Breed Dog Show; coveted best in show honors go to English springer spaniel "Aztec Chief Von Riesenhof," owned by Nancy A. Sayers of Labadie.

With Thanksgiving behind them, Cape Girardeau and area residents made their first major holiday surge on merchants yesterday and today.

50 years ago: Nov. 25, 1953

Henry I. Hahn, 46, switchman for Frisco Railroad, is instantly killed when he is caught between moving coal car on switch track and brick side of Missouri Utilities Co. power plant; there is no witness to accident, and no way to tell exactly how it happened.

Wilferd Ressell, 30, employee of Pipkin-Boyd-Neal Packing Co., was seriously injured yesterday when berserk, 1,400-pound Hereford bull charged into him.

75 years ago: Nov. 25, 1928

The Rev. W. Wittrock is formally installed as new pastor of Hanover Lutheran Church; the Rev. F.H. Melzer, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, who has been supplying Hanover pulpit since resignation of the Rev. A.H.G. Wagner, conducts service.

Joseph "Dep" Barenkamp, manager of Cape Girardeau baseball teams for many years, is being considered as possible manager for minor league club next season.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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