Out of the past 12/15/03

Monday, December 15, 2003

10 years ago: Dec. 15, 1993

About 6,400 students dialed in their classes for spring semester at Southeast Missouri State University during month-long successful startup of telephone registration.

Cape Girardeau city officials are fine-tuning initial draft of "request for proposal" document aimed at attracting developers of riverboat gambling operation in city.

25 years ago: Dec. 15, 1978

Field of city council candidates continues to grow with addition of candidate number eight, Walter S. Hearnes.

Nominations of seven district residents have been made to Gov. Joseph P. Teasdale for consideration as members of Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents: Sydney R. Pollack, Dr. John T. Crowe, James W. Herod and Mrs. Loretta Schneider, all of Cape Girardeau.

50 years ago: Dec. 15, 1953

Fire and smoke causes heavy damage at Sunset Motor Co., 2119 Broadway, early in evening; firefighters from Stations No. 1 and 2 battle flames for nearly two hours before bringing them under control.

Missouri cotton growers, concentrated in lower counties of district, vote overwhelmingly for marketing quotas on 1954 crop and thereby approve continuance of price supports at 90 percent of parity.

75 years ago: Dec. 15, 1928

Rouse Construction Co. of Cape Girardeau was low bidder among 11 other firms for construction of pavement on 9 1/4-mile strip of Highway 61, from end of pavement south of Cape Girardeau to William Creek bridge, three miles east of Jackson.

L.C. Blattner has been re-elected president of Cape Girardeau County Fair Association; J.A. Rigdon was elected vice-president; W.F.D. Batjer was re-elected secretary, and Herman Bremmerman was again made treasurer.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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