Out of the past 6/25/04

Friday, June 25, 2004

10 years ago: June 25, 1994

Tri-Con Industries Ltd. workers have voted to be represented by Amalgamated Clothing and Textiles Workers Union; vote by company's employees yesterday was 156 in favor and 77 against representation by ACTWU.

Annual evaluation process of Cape Girardeau school superintendent Neyland Clark should be completed within next two weeks; two years remain on Clark's contract.

25 years ago: June 25, 1979

Frustrated by high diesel fuel prices, independent truckers set up additional blockades at key area shipping terminals in effort to gain public support and force government action.

Cape Girardeau city manager W.G. Lawley orders city firefighters who have been engaged in work slowdown since Friday to immediately resume full duties; order, issued shortly before noon, brings no response from firemen.

50 years ago: June 25, 1954

Tremendous boom in sale of air conditioning units, particularly small package components that fit in windows, has hit in Cape Girardeau with number of dealers reporting they have already sold more this year than in all of last season's blast-furnace summer heat.

Reports submitted by Jaycees members advance funds for public grass greens golf course past halfway mark; $7,500 has been contributed toward course; goal of $15,000 has been set for campaign.

75 years ago: June 25, 1929

Two brothers were injured yesterday afternoon when scaffold on which they were working at new milk condensery of Mid-Continent Dairy Products Co. on Gordonville Road collapsed; Hugo Pfisterer Jr. suffered bruises about face, legs and arms when he fell 14 feet through scaffold, striking pile of lumber.

About 200 people, including state senators and representatives and others in public life, prominent lawyers and personal friends of Sen. Russell L. Dearmont, arrive in Cape Girardeau to attend this evening's testimonial dinner at Hotel Idan-Ha; dinner marks Dearmont's leadership at recent session of state legislature.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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