Out of the past 8/22/04

Sunday, August 22, 2004

10 years ago: Aug. 22, 1994

Review of salaries shows women on faculty at Southeast Missouri State University make less than their male counterparts on average, and there are fewer of them; likewise, women who are principals of Cape Girardeau elementary schools make less than their male counterparts.

Mark Pelts, member of Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents since 1991, is resigning because of family matters and business interests; his six-year term doesn't expire until 1997; Pelts is a lawyer in Kennett.

25 years ago: Aug. 22, 1979

Declining enrollments are predicted to be rule at post-secondary colleges and universities in Missouri this fall, but Southeast Missouri State University officials believe that may not apply here; registrar Alton Bray says this year's enrollment at Southeast could be close to record figure of last fall, 8,804.

Three-foot copperhead snake is found entering west Broadway law office of Michael A. Price, Michael I Richey and Dan Beatty; it is believed snake was disturbed by construction few blocks away on North Clark Street.

50 years ago: Aug. 22, 1954

The Rev. E.D. Owen, pastor of First Baptist Church in Sikeston, Mo., and formerly of First Baptist in Cape Girardeau, preaches sermon at ordination of his grandson, the Rev. Owen C. Dahlor, in Kansas City; Dahlor is son of his daughter, Mrs. Hollis Dahlor; Owen has also preached sermons at ordinations of two of his sons.

Special investigator has been called into investigation of murder of Bonnie Huffman, Delta schoolteacher whose body was found in ditch almost two months ago; he is George Freeman, special investigator on staff of Attorney General John M. Dalton.

75 years ago: Aug. 22, 1929

The Rev. C. Moenig, 66, for 29 years pastor of Catholic church at New Hamburg, Mo., and outstanding leader in Scott County agricultural and community enterprises, died last night at O'Fallon, Mo., after illness of several months.

John Philip Sousa and his band may give two concerts in Cape Girardeau Sept. 14, if financial support can be obtained within next day or two; Sousa band will play in Eureka Springs, Ark., Sept. 13, and efforts are being made to bring it to Cape Girardeau.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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