Out of the past 9/9/08

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

25 years ago: Sept. 9, 1983

WOLF LAKE, Ill. — The unexpected resignation Tuesday of Shawnee High School principal Joe Aden yesterday prompted protests by several students who walked out of classes; Arden didn't give a reason for his resignation.

Helen Stover has been voted Saint Francis Medical Center Auxilian of the Year; Stover will represent the membership at the State Auxiliary Convention in November.

50 years ago: Sept. 9, 1958

Charles Bagbey, 27, a former star football player for Chaffee High School and for one year at State College, is still missing after a week's fruitless search on the Lake of the Ozarks.

With a tinge of autumn in the air, the SEMO District Fair kicks off; the first entertainment event of the week is the Allied Arts Guild variety show; consisting of three acts, the Community Theater presents a one-act comedy, the Cape Choraliers offers a variety of popular music, and the Allemanders Square Dance Club performs square and round dances.

75 years ago: Sept. 9, 1933

Grain in storage for seed and owned by about 200 Southeast Missouri farmers in warehouses controlled by the bankrupt Sikes-McMullin Grain Co. of Sikeston, Mo., will be released to the owners under an order made yesterday near the close of a creditors' meeting.

A local organization has been perfected by a group of men from the "making department" of the shoe factory, with Maple Martin chosen as chairman and Stein Hinton, secretary; the group formed the unit for collective discussions with employers.

100 years ago: Sept. 9, 1908

A disastrous fire breaks out in the afternoon in the Buckner-Ragsdale Co. building at Main Street and Broadway; within a half-hour, the rear end of the store is destroyed and the rest of the structure is extensively damaged.

The saloon license on which William Ettling conducted the Terminal Saloon in the basement of the Houck Building expired at midnight last night, and the business was closed; in fighting the fire in the Buckner-Ragsdale Store, heavy streams of water pour into the saloon; it's not likely to open again soon.

— Sharon K. Sanders

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