Out of the past 9/9/04

Thursday, September 9, 2004

10 years ago: Sept. 9, 1994

Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce and Regional Commerce and Growth Association have joined forces after years of strong and often public disagreements between leaders of two groups; 18-member chamber board voted this week to join RCGA and, in turn, RCGA voted to become member of Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce.

It is announced that Walt Wildman is stepping down as executive director of Regional Commerce and Growth Association, a post he has held since 1989.

25 years ago: Sept. 9, 1979

The Rev. Richard J. Detweiler, superintendent of Hannibal-Kirksville District of Methodist Church, is speaker for 46th annual Old McKendree Day; he speaks on "Foundation for Witness"; celebration commemorates 160th year of building of chapel, 170th year of organization of church at McKendree Chapel near Jackson, and 195th year of organization of Methodist Church in America.

K. Gene Heise's experimental aircraft, "Breezy," is among dozens of aircraft on display or flown at Aviation Day Fly-In at Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport.

50 years ago: Sept. 9, 1954

Continuing need of labor in cotton fields of this area has resulted in certification for some 1,200 to 1,400 Mexican nationals in Sikeston area; needs in Cape Girardeau area can be filled without outside labor, if present indications hold, says spokesman for Missouri State Employment Security office.

Mayor Narvol A. Randol announces appointment of Clarence Suedekum as member of Civil Defense Council, succeeding Walter H. Ford, who couldn't serve because of out-of-town commitments.

75 years ago: Sept. 9, 1929

Judge Charles B. Farris in federal district court in Cape Girardeau rules that construction of setback levee in Mississippi and New Madrid counties, authorized by Jadwin plan of flood control, cannot start until government has deposited in court an adequate fund to remunerate landowners whose property is taken for levee.

Paving of Illinois highway from Cape Girardeau traffic bridge to McClure, Ill., is begun at 5 a.m. by Rouse Construction Co.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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