Out of the past 10/15/04

Friday, October 15, 2004

25 years ago: Oct. 15, 1979

Old Glory will fly 14 times in front of Cape Girardeau business houses next year in an expanded flag service program announced by the Lloyd Dale Clippard Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

CAIRO, Ill. -- Alexander County Circuit Judge Dorothy Spomer is recalled from retirement to serve on the Southern Illinois District Appellate Court.

50 years ago: Oct. 15, 1954

A question about his war record by the Army Times brings from Congressman Douglas R. Stringfellow, in Cape Girardeau to speak at the district teachers meeting, the retort that it was a "scurrilous attack."

Herbert Graham, superintendent of schools at Ironton, Mo., has been elected vice president of the Southeast Missouri Teachers Association, a post which automatically advances him to the presidency in 1956.

75 years ago: Oct. 15, 1929

Resumption of normal freight schedules on the lower Mississippi River is ordered by officials of the Federal Barge Line following a rise in the stream from St. Louis to Memphis.

Workers are completing the task of constructing approach foundations for the new bridge over Cape LaCroix Creek on the Gordonville Road west of Cape Girardeau.

100 years ago: Oct. 15, 1904

Yesterday was another big day at the county fair, in fact it was a bigger day than had been expected; the crowd on the grounds today is nearly twice as large as on Thursday, and at noon the 10,000 mark is passed.

M.E. Leming returned from St. Louis last night, bringing assurance that Russell Gardner is still intent on moving his buggy factory to Cape Girardeau.

- Sharon K. Sanders

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