Out of the past 6/25/08

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

25 years ago: June 25, 1983

Gov. Kit Bond says he will veto the appropriation for Cape Girardeau's multipurpose building, but will include it in a bond sale proposal to be taken up in a special session in October; the governor explains the $3.5 million appropriated for the facility is outside his recommended budget.

Tractor Supply Co., one of the nation's largest retail chains serving farm, home and the public with electrical and other equipment, has leased the former Farm and Hardware Supply Co. building in the 600 block of South Kingshighway and plans to open for business in early August.

50 years ago: June 25, 1958

Dr. Dan B. Cotner has purchased the share of Dr. A.J. Rasche in the dental office building at 1818 Broadway and has moved into the suite formerly occupied by Rasche; Cotner will own the building in partnership with Dr. Del B. Brunton; he has also acquired Rasche's records.

In accordance with the a demand by the state legislature, the State College Board of Regents mandates that out-of-state students will pay a tuition fee of $25 per term beginning in September.

75 years ago: June 25, 1933

A male quartet and orchestra are featured during the evening program at Maple Avenue Methodist Church; the quartet is composed of Lee Slagle, Lester Lorberg, Marvin Anderson and Ernest Reed.

Silas S. Smith, 99, dies at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Dr. and Mrs. H.L. Cunningham, Northview Farm; born in Kentucky, he moved with his family to Missouri when he was 5 years old; in 1906, Smith came to Cape Girardeau, following the death of his wife.

100 years ago: June 25, 1908

Following a visit by the county court to the poor farm on a tour of inspection this week, word has gone out that an attempt will be made to sell the place, part and parcel, and to establish a new home for inmates near Jackson; the farm has been a losing venture for years.

Work on the fine new Methodist church at Jackson has been suspended, and several workers are out of jobs as a result; the cause is said by the contractors to be the failure of a car load of Bedford stone to arrive from Indiana; floods have caused the delay.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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