Out of the past 3/14/04

Sunday, March 14, 2004

10 years ago: March 14, 1994

Millersville Rural Fire District is seeking voter approval of 30-cent levy on April 5; since creation of district 17 years ago, it has depended on donations to cover everything from fire suits to pumper trucks.

U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson received standing ovation from crowd of 275 Republicans after making announcement he will seek re-election to 8th District seat.

25 years ago: March 14, 1979

SIKESTON, Mo. -- Little hope for immediate financial aid to help Southeast Missouri counties restore their roads was held out yesterday by Gov. Joseph P. Teasdale, who met here with presiding judges of 10 district counties; possible reimbursement to some counties to correct past discrepancies in state grants of road and bridge funds was major chance for help offered by governor.

Teacher salary schedule for coming school year was approved last night by school board; new schedule calls for $350 across-the-board increase at each salary schedule step.

50 years ago: March 14, 1954

Oil painting covering one wall of Bible Baptist Church baptistery is expected to be completed this week by artists, Mr. and Mrs. E.H. Cadwallader of Cape Girardeau; depicting river scene with mountains rising in background, painting measures 9 by 11 feet.

Congregation of First Christian Church votes to accept the Rev. Guy L. Steele of Greggton, Tex., as church's new pastor; also during congregational meeting, trustees of church are authorized to sell present church building and lot on which it stands, at northeast corner of Sprigg and Themis.

75 years ago: March 14, 1929

James Eads Howe, known as "millionaire hobo," while in Cape Girardeau says his International Brotherhood Welfare Association is planning march on Washington, D.C., when Congress convenes in special session in April to discuss cause of unemployed.

Slater Gayle of Jackson, employee of Missouri Pacific Railroad, is in serious condition at local hospital as result of injuries received yesterday when motor car on which he and seven others were riding was derailed mile south of Gordonville; both of Gayle's arms, his left foot, right shoulder and collar bone were broken.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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