Out of the past 9/15/07

Saturday, September 15, 2007

25 years ago: Sept. 15, 1982

CHAFFEE, Mo. -- While Delta-area residents Monday voiced strong opposition to the merger of Delta and Chaffee school districts, about 50 residents participating in a hearing at Chaffee register their support for the consolidation move.

It appeared yesterday's attendance at the SEMO District Fair was going to be excellent, but then came the rain; Arena Park was drenched by a thunderstorm that brought with it strong winds early in the evening.

50 years ago: Sept. 15, 1957

The first new church dedication for the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Catholic Diocese is conducted by Bishop Joseph E. Ritter, archbishop of St. Louis, at the new Sacred Heart Church at Willow Springs, Mo., in Howell County; pastor of the church is the Rev. Raymond B. Orf.

The music committee of Centenary Methodist Church has announced the appointment of Doyle Dumas as the new choir director; he will replace William Ewing, who resigned after two years of service.

75 years ago: Sept. 15, 1932

About 250 presidents and secretaries of school boards in Cape Girardeau County and others interested in the public school system gather in Jackson to elect a board to direct school redistricting; members of the board are H.R. Stevenson, Elmer Kinder, John Statler, John M. Slagle, J. Fred Wilferth and Robert Keller.

Two motor trucks hauling sugar are tied up in Cape Girardeau under provisions of the new state law requiring operators of trucks to have Public Service Commission permits.

100 years ago: Sept. 15, 1907

Acknowledging that the success of Cape Girardeau's Chautauqua has been due to the efforts of evangelist Lincoln McConnell, and knowing his great popularity locally, the closing of the event is made a grand rally in McConnell's honor.

The Cape Girardeau Capahas defeat the Millersville club at Jackson, 3 to 1; a wrangle over a long fly over the left field fence in the eighth inning all but breaks up the game; after consulting with the players and 400 spectators, the captains and umpires settle the dispute in 30 minutes and play continues.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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