Out of the past 3/25/08

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

25 years ago: March 25, 1983

New officers were elected last night for the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, amid calls for unity; chosen as president was Dr. C. Tom Herbert Jr., a Cape Girardeau dentist.

CHAFFEE, Mo. — The goal for a $400,000 building program at St. Ambrose Parish here is over the half-way mark; pledge cards amounting to more than $250,000 have been received; plans are to tear down the old St. Ambrose School after the close of the school year and construct a new school and parish center in the fall.

50 years ago: March 25, 1958

Organization of the Jackson Industrial Development Corp. has been perfected, the bylaws having been approved by the Jackson Chamber of Commerce at a dinner meeting last night; the purpose is to create a fund to purchase a tract of land now under option for future expansion of industry in the city.

Ray Rippelmeyer, former Cape State basketball player, who has been in spring training with the Milwaukee Braves at Bredenton, Fla., has been sent to the Wichita, Kan., club, a farm club of the Braves at Jacksonville, Fla.

75 years ago: March 25, 1933

Despite the new beer law, college president Joseph A. Serena says sale of the brew won't be permitted at the cooperative store conducted on the campus; nor will it be dispensed elsewhere on the college premises.

At a meeting Friday night of the committee looking into the proposed livestock show and fair, it was decided no attempt will be made to erect an arena this year; efforts will be confined to securing a tract of land near Cape Girardeau suitable for fair purposes.

100 years ago: March 25, 1908

A small but attentive audience attended the meeting at the Common Pleas Courthouse last night, when the proposition for a high school to cost $50,000 was discussed; numerous speeches were made by city leaders in support of submitting the issue to voters, including Professor John S. Cobb; he declared the city must not build a miserly high school, but one that will take care of future generations.

The Gwin, a new rooming and boarding house, has opened at 121 Main St. in Cape Girardeau; Mrs. J.H. Gwin has complete charge of the new place.

— Sharon K. Sanders

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