Out of the past 11/10/08

Monday, November 10, 2008

25 years ago: Nov. 10, 1983

Demolition work began yesterday on homes along Lacey Street and Sunset Court in Cape Girardeau; an entire block of homes was purchased by Southeast Missouri Hospital to make room for a new parking lot for the hospital.

A U.S. District Court jury here Wednesday ruled there was no conspiracy on the part of Cape Girardeau and West Park Mall developers to block the development of Westborough Mall.

50 years ago: Nov. 10, 1958

Jesse Millikan has contracted to buy the brick dwelling of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Weiss on Perryville Road, together with 60 acres of land; the property, opposite the former Brick School, adjoins the farm of 63 acres which Mr. and Mrs. Millikan already own.

New officers of the Cape Girardeau District Barracks of World War I Veterans were elected yesterday; Arthur Vogelsang was selected commander to succeed A.S. Reed; other officers are senior vice commander Dr. Sylvester Doggett, junior vice commander W.P. Crites, judge advocate Roy Green, chaplain C.R. Brown, quartermaster E.E. Cowgill and trustee Archie Reed.

75 years ago: Nov. 10, 1933

Abe Stuber's head is bending low as he leaves with his State College football Indians for the 29th meeting with the Carbondale, Ill., Maroons with several of his ace squadmen missing; a telling blow was delivered yesterday, when it was determined Hunter "Kong" Smith, 208-pound tackle, had failed to meet scholastic requirements and wouldn't be eligible to play; also absent will be halfbacks Orville Popp, Roy Hall and Harry Eskridge.

Capt. Edward F. Owen, after 30 years of service to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Mississippi River, has retired and is spending most of his time at his home at Illmo, Mo.

100 years ago: Nov. 10, 1908

Because workers are busy moving and installing equipment in The Republican's new building, no newspaper is issued in the evening.

What may be the best football game of the season will be played Saturday between Carleton College and the local Normal School team; the visitors are full of confidence, having defeated the strong Rolla team in their last contest.

— Sharon K. Sanders

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