Out of the past 9/3/08

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

25 years ago: Sept. 3, 1983

Boatmen's Bank of Cape Girardeau takes over management of the Bank of Illmo; the action prevents the small Scott City institution from being closed down by the Missouri Division of Finance.

The Southeast Missouri State University Student Senate has voted unanimously to protest the recent board of regents' 16 percent fee increase; however, the resolution also recognized that the board was left with no alternative by the Coordinating Board for Higher Education, which recommended all state universities increase their fees to 28 percent of their operating budgets by 1987.

50 years ago: Sept. 3, 1958

Carl Ratliff of Cape Girardeau hauled in a whopper of a catfish in one of his hoop nets in the Mississippi River; the catfish was 49 1/2 inches long and weighed 69 1/2 pounds.

Action in regard to the Missouri Public Service Commission's approval of Frisco Railroad's request to abandon its two-night passenger trains through Cape Girardeau remains undetermined; it seems unlikely that an appeal of the decision will be made, at least by the city of Cape Girardeau.

75 years ago: Sept. 3, 1933

Churches that cooperated in the evening services sponsored at Courthouse Park during July and August by the Ministerial Alliance resume their normal fall and winter schedule.

Dr. Marion N. Waldrip, pastor of Centenary Methodist Church, is advised he has been appointed pastor of the First Methodist Church of Lexington, Ky.; he will assume his new duties there next Sunday; Dr. R.H. Daugherty, for five years pastor of the Lexington church, will succeed him here.

100 years ago: Sept. 3, 1908

An order is given out by the trainmaster of the Frisco directing local officers of the road and the Terminal Hotel on Water Street to prepare for serving dinner to patrons of the passenger train arriving in Cape Girardeau at noon; there has been complaints with the fare handed out to the passengers at the Chaffee, Mo., hotel.

J.N. Short of Fruitland comes to Cape Girardeau on business in the morning; his daughters, Mabel and Irene, are expected to move here for the winter, and he is here "preparing the way for them."

— Sharon K. Sanders

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