Out of the past 1/29/08

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

25 years ago: Jan. 29, 1983

The wife of Air Force Capt. Edwin W. Cardin, the former Rebecca Schild of Cape Girardeau, has established a scholarship in her husband's honor at Southeast Missouri State University; Capt. Cardin was killed in an air collision near Okinawa last December; he was a graduate of Central High School and Southeast Missouri State University.

Three hours after it is announced on national television that Southeast Missouri State University Indians were No. 6 in a Division II coaches poll, the bubble bursts; the Indians fall to Lincoln University, 73-72, ending a 21-game home-court winning streak at Houck Field House.

50 years ago: Jan. 29, 1958

Eddie Erlbacher has been reappointed commissioner of the Cape Special Road District by the County Court.

Five Cape Girardeau area youths were sworn into duty with the Navy in a ceremony at St. Louis yesterday; they were: Johnnie D. Carter, Richard L. Collins and Chandler A. James, all of Cape Girardeau; Jerry L. Gerecke of Gordonville, and Charles N. Burch of Zalma, Mo.; they will be flown to San Diego for recruit training.

75 years ago: Jan. 29, 1933

The Boys Glee Club from the May Greene School sings in the morning just before the preaching service at Red Star Baptist Sunday School; 45 pupils take part in the program; they are under the direction of Mrs. C.R. Gibbs.

The Rev. Emmitt Cross, for three years and five months pastor of the Baptist Church in Jackson, offers his resignation at the close of the morning worship service; Cross plans to form a new congregation in Jackson.

100 years ago: Jan. 29, 1908

At the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Oliver last evening, a score or more met Miss E.P. Farris of St. Louis, who is visiting here; among those attending were Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Albert Jr., Normal School President and Mrs. W.S. Dearmont, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Carter, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Armentrout, Dr. and Mrs. A.C. Hope, Sadie Kent, Mrs. Gussie Ponder and Mrs. W.H. Harrison.

Joe Wilson left yesterday for Hot Springs, Ark., where he will spend a few weeks; he then expects to take a three-month trip through Old Mexico and California.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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