Out of the Past 11/30/08

Sunday, November 30, 2008

25 years ago: Nov. 30, 1983

Republican gubernatorial candidate Gene McNary advocates resistance to federal court orders requiring state financing help for St. Louis school desegregation programs while at a campaign stop in Cape Girardeau; his opponent, State Treasurer Mel Carnahan, was in the city yesterday, where he blasted Missouri Gov. Kit Bond as not being "candid with us" about the state's financial problems.

Missouri Utilities' workers braved the cold Tuesday to put up the traditional Salvation Army Tree of Lights in the KFVS Plaza; the Army will kick off its annual fundraising drive Friday.

50 years ago: Nov. 30, 1958

A Day of Recollection is conducted for the Catholic men of Southeast Missouri at Cape Catholic High School by the Most Rev. Charles H. Helmsing, D.D., bishop of the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese.

The season's first prolonged cold spell is marked this morning by a temperature drop to 9 degrees in Cape Girardeau, lowest of the autumn period; the reading is 4 degrees below that Saturday.

75 years ago: Nov. 30, 1933

Thanksgiving Day. Cape Girardeans observe the holiday in a fitting manner, with business generally suspended and religious services well attended; a union service is conducted in the morning at Christ Evangelical Church under the auspices of the Ministerial Alliance; delivering the sermon is the Rev. William H. Hackman, pastor of Grace Methodist Church.

In their annual football classic, the Central High School Tigers and the Jackson Indians battle to a 6-6 deadlock at Houck Field Stadium; it is the first score registered by the Indians against a Cape Girardeau team since 1928.

100 years ago: Nov. 30, 1908

Every year, a banner is presented to the county which sends the largest delegation to the Southeast Missouri Teachers' Association meeting held over the Thanksgiving holiday; winning the prize for this year's attendance was Dunklin County with 29 teachers.

M. Wickman is planning to open a tailor and repairing shop on the second floor of the Himmelberger-Harrison Building in Cape Girardeau.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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