Out of the past 10/29/07

Monday, October 29, 2007

25 years ago: Oct. 29, 1982

Kroger Sav-on, one of the largest food stores in Cape Girardeau, will shut its doors at the close of business Nov. 27, officials at Kroger's corporate offices in St. Louis announce; the closing is almost 60 years to the day after Kroger opened its first store here.

Cape Girardeau Municipal Court Judge Vernon A. Auer, who has presided over the city's municipal court for more than 30 years, will retire at the end of December.

50 years ago: Oct. 29, 1957

Judge Randolph Weber, the third Southeast Missouri man to sit on the Federal District Court bench in Cape Girardeau, presided over his first session of court in the southeastern district yesterday; he succeeds the late Judge Rubey M. Hulen.

LUTESVILLE, Mo. -- Voters of the Bollinger County School District ballot in a special election, turning down the issuance of $400,000 bonds that would have financed the construction of a combined high school and grade school.

75 years ago: Oct. 29, 1932

Southeast Missouri's only homemade lion hunt, staged two weeks ago on an island near Commerce, Mo., may be re-enacted; Denver M. Wright of St. Louis, while in Cape Girardeau, says he has been offered a contract by a large motion picture corporation to stage the hunt exactly as it occurred and where it took place.

Bringing into play the big guns of the state campaign, Southeast Missouri Democrats assemble at Houck Field House to hear addresses by Judge Guy B. Park, candidate for governor; Sen. Harry B. Hawes and Bennett C. Clark.

100 years ago: Oct. 29, 1907

The first bowling contest of the season took place at the Broadway alleys last night, the brewers and bottlers of the Cape Brewery meeting to settle bragging rights; the bottlers -- H. Herbst, Al Kimmick, E. Heneke, W. Henninger and Sam Kimmick -- came out on top.

A bulletin is posted at the Frisco shops announcing that on Nov. 29, the employees' special train will be discontinued between Cape Girardeau and Chaffee, Mo.; many employees feel it is another bluff on the part of management to force them to take up residence at Chaffee.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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