Out of the past 10/4/04

Monday, October 4, 2004

25 years ago: Oct. 4, 1979

The consolidation ballot that would have gone to Illmo and Scott City voters in August will be presented to them in November; as a result, voters won't vote on whether or not to name the consolidated town Scott City, but instead will vote on the name Newport.

Cape Girardeau County Court is upset with Sheriff James J. Below over the fact the judges weren't informed earlier as to the cost to the county for a law enforcement training program being held at the Jackson jail.

50 years ago: Oct. 4, 1954

Cape Girardeau Board of Education decides it will offer for sale to the highest bidder the John S. Cobb School property; nearby residents had objected to an earlier plan to rezone the property for commercial purposes and offer it for sale; the objections came, not from the reclassification, but because there was no way of telling what might be put on the property.

Seven Cape Girardeau youths, the largest number here to ever receive the award, will be made Eagle Scouts at a ceremony tomorrow; they are Dick Goodwin, David Rickard, Kenneth Lipps, Kent Statler, Robert Cruise, Jay Hunze and Tharan Travelstead.

75 years ago: Oct. 4, 1929

Observance of the 25th anniversary of The Missourian continues with high state officials, state publishers and many other friends in Cape Girardeau for the event; a banquet is given in the evening at Houck Field House in honor of Gov. Henry S. Caulfield, Lt. Gov. E.H. Winter and other distinguished men here for the celebration.

H.C. Horneman, president of the Sugar Creek Creamery Co. of Danville, Ill., and A.E. McGrath, head of the sales department of the company, of St. Louis, are in Cape Girardeau making an effort to select a site for the new plant the company will build here soon.

100 years ago: Oct. 4, 1904

Nelson Crews, the ablest black orator west of the Mississippi River, addressed a packed hall at Common Pleas Courthouse last night; Crews reviewed Republican politics and advised listeners to vote against Joseph Folk, the Democratic nominee for governor.

Bauer Brothers, the enterprising Broadway bakers, are having their store remodeled and a granitoid sidewalk installed.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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