Out of the past 11/23/07

Friday, November 23, 2007

25 years ago: Nov. 23, 1982

The towboat Dorothy, which sank with two people on board in the Mississippi River at Gray's Point, Mo., has been partially pulled above water by a salvage rig; however, no bodies have been found by divers.

Junior forward Jewell Crawford scored a game-high 18 points to lead the Southeast Missouri State University Indians to a 63-50 victory over the Central Arkansas Bears, as the Indians opened their 1982-1983 season at home.

50 years ago: Nov. 23, 1957

Cape Girardeau's United Fund campaign is within striking distance of its budget goal; Lehman Finch, finance chairman, says $53,113.72 has been pledged; this is 96.8 percent of the $54,462 goal for six participating agencies.

Giant sections of steel, fashioned to exact specifications, will soon be rolling out of Cape Girardeau's newest industry, Standley & Co., bound for one of numerous places over the United States, to be assembled into ready-mix concrete plants.

75 years ago: Nov. 23, 1932

Peter H. Deimund says that workers to do piece work in stone quarries and who care to go out of town for such employment cannot be found in Cape Girardeau; Deimund needs eight or 10 men at Gray's Point, Mo., and the same number at Neelys Landing, where he is getting out stone; he expects to send to Ste. Genevieve, Mo., within a few days for the men needed, as idle kiln workers there will be available.

Ruled the favorite because of a brilliant season's play, the Cape Girardeau Central Tigers stand ready to ward off the annual attack of the Jackson Football Indians on Thanksgiving Day.

100 years ago: Nov. 23, 1907

A large audience greeted Dr. Frank Dixon last night at the Normal School auditorium; he surprised his audience by coming on the platform with the aid of a crutch under his right arm; his delivery, however, was unaffected, except that he was unable to move about as he talked; his lecture consisted of a general attack on socialism.

Joe McElroy begins moving his electrical shop from Themis Street, opposite the Elks building, to the building opposite the Houck depot.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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