Out of the past 10/25/08

Saturday, October 25, 2008

25 years ago: Oct. 25, 1983

Several members of the Jackson varsity football squad received burns from contact with lime used to paint the field lines for Friday's contest with Charleston, Mo.; players with the worst burns, second degree in small spots, were linebackers Tom Sawyer and Jeff Hurst and nose guard Ron Brown.

A leak in a natural gas line caused by shifting in the ground results in traffic detours and the brief evacuation of five homes in the vicinity of Bertling Street and North West End Boulevard.

50 years ago: Oct. 25, 1958

The exact location of Missouri and Illinois boundary lines as they affect an island claimed by Missouri immediately south of Grand Tower, Ill., will be determined by Judge Roy W. Harper following a two-day hearing in federal district court in Cape Girardeau; the suit began as a quiet title action, but in a pretrial conference, the court limited testimony to determination of the state boundary line.

The United Fund's house-to-house solicitations have been postponed to the week of Nov. 10; it had been scheduled for next week, with the Jaycee Wives in charge of the canvass.

75 years ago: Oct. 25, 1933

Cape Girardeau merchants, meeting at a session of the Retail Merchants Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce, decide to adopt a 63-hour week under provisions of the code recently approved by the National Recovery Administration.

Louie "Mud" Bona of Herrin, Ill., hero and star halfback on the Teachers College football team, finds his way into the hearts of his fellow students through a new avenue; the little baritone sings a solo in Italian during chapel exercises in the morning.

100 years ago: Oct. 25, 1908

The Rev. George Hilpert of Niagara, N.D., who has accepted a call to the congregation at Illmo, is visiting in Cape Girardeau; he will take charge of the Illmo church in a few weeks.

Charles Nagel, national committeeman for Missouri, spoke in Jackson yesterday afternoon and in Cape Girardeau that evening; Nagel is one of the big Republicans of the national party; his talk took the form of a lecture on both the Republican and Democratic platforms.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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