Out of the past 10/2/07

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

25 years ago: Oct. 2, 1982

Most pharmacies in Cape Girardeau are removing all Extra-Strength Tylenol capsules from their shelves as a result of the deaths of five people in suburban Chicago, who took capsules that contained cyanide.

Cape Girardeau's controversial abortion ordinance, technically in effect for about a day and a half this week, was put on hold yesterday by a federal judge who granted a temporary restraining order preventing enforcement of the regulation.

50 years ago: Oct. 2, 1957

The Missourian has received a number of inquiries during the past few days about the floodwall being constructed along Water Street; all were in the nature of protests, most of them stating the wall being built is too high, and that they wouldn't object if it were lower or put further down the river bank so it wouldn't be conspicuous.

The new St. Vincent's Parochial School was dedicated and blessed by Bishop Charles Helmsing Sunday afternoon.

75 years ago: Oct. 2, 1932

Fathers baptize their sons in an evening ceremony at First Baptist Church; the fathers are the Rev. E.D. Owen, pastor of the church, and the Rev. J.W. Jeffries, a member of the congregation; Owen baptizes his son, Carroll, and Jeffries baptizes his son, Jim; both youths are 11 years old.

Dizzy Dean & Co. stage a big show at Charleston, Mo., before nearly 2,000 baseball fans, but to do so the great dazzler gets a lot of help from the Cape Girardeau Capahas; Jerome and brother Paul Dean twirl the Cardinal-loaded Charleston club to a 5-2 win over the Capahas.

100 years ago: Oct. 2, 1907

All preparations have been made for local residents to go to the levee tomorrow morning and watch President Roosevelt pass by; a great crowd is expected; Harry Bridges says he has raised enough money to supply every man appearing with a shotgun with blank shells to fire a salute to the President, when his boat is opposite Cape Girardeau.

The ladies of Cape Girardeau can now have shampooing and hair dressing done at their homes by Mary Fly, who recently moved here from Cairo, Ill.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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