Out of the past 11/21/08

Friday, November 21, 2008

25 years ago: Nov. 21, 1983

Willis Segraves, who recently purchased a building at 1125 Broadway, plans to move his Varsity Barber Shop to the new location early in December; the current location, 1000 Broadway, is owned by First Baptist Church and lies in an area that could be affected by future church parking lot expansion.

The Scott City Council votes to accept the resignation of Alvie Modglin as head of the police board.

50 years ago: Nov. 21, 1958

The Rev. Joe V. Shoults of Cape Girardeau brought in an eight-point buck as well as a 50-pound timber wolf from a hunt in Dent County; he took the deer with a rifle, put it aside and went squirrel hunting with a 20-gauge shotgun; when the wolf ran across the minister's path, he dropped it with a blast of shot.

A.E. O'Hara, administrator of the Cape Osteopathic Hospital, announces the appointment of Herbert A. Brase of Jackson to the position of accountant and office manager of the hospital.

75 years ago: Nov. 21, 1933

Preliminary machinery was set in motion yesterday that is expected to put 2,000 men to work in this Cape Girardeau County under the new government public works program; projects that will get underway without delay and serve to furnish 30-hour work weeks during winter for the unemployed will be funded.

Funeral rites for Mrs. Michael G. Kletz of New York City, formerly Nell P. Prosser of Cape Girardeau, were conducted yesterday at Fairmount Cemetery; she joined the Ziegfeld Follies in Chicago and later went to New York, where she appeared on stage; she also played important parts in motion pictures.

100 years ago: Nov. 21, 1908

The annual chrysanthemum and baby show at Jackson closed last night with the showing of a home talent play titled "Uncle Rube."

Linder Miller, intending to ship a bunch of milk cows and calves and a small flock of sheep to St. Louis by boat, drives them down Themis Street and onto Lorimier Street, intending to turn on Broadway; but one of the cows steps into a muddy ditch left by the sewer builders; after the efforts of about a dozen men fail to rescue her, constable George Rodenmayer takes a hand and soon has her unstuck.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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