Out of the past 10/16/04

Saturday, October 16, 2004

25 years ago: Oct. 16, 1979

Spurred by an unprecedented 1.15 percent increase in interest paid on money market certificates, savings and loans institutions here and throughout much of the Midwest announce they have imposed severe, but necessary, restrictions on new home loans.

The list of suspects in the monthlong investigation into the slaying of Cape Girardeau plant store owner Deborah L. Martin is being narrowed, says police chief Henry H. Gerecke.

50 years ago: Oct. 16, 1954

A.S. "Quill" Reed is administered the oath as acting Cape Girardeau postmaster by Richard Cullom, postal inspector for the area.

Mrs. Ollie "Ma" Kopper, 80, who operated a boarding house in Cape Girardeau for many years, died yesterday at the Lutheran-Altenheimer Old Folks Home in St. Louis County, where she had resided the past 15 years.

75 years ago: Oct. 16, 1929

Delegates to the 97th session of the Presbyterian state synod visit Apple Creek Presbyterian Church at Pocahontas, honoring the founding of the mother church of the Cape Girardeau foundation.

Mrs. A.H. Roloff, 1200 S. Ranney, suffered severe nervous shock when a stump, backed by the pressure of an explosion of 18 sticks of dynamite, hurtled through the wall of a room in her residence, where she was sitting in a chair.

100 years ago: Oct. 16, 1904

The seventh annual county fair was brought to a close last evening, making the greatest success in every particular in the history of the association; the crowd that night was estimated at 11,000.

John F. Schuchert, owner of the opera house, has been in a sad predicament for several days; while selling tickets at the box-office, the coloring rubbed off on his hands and, in wiping his face, his eyes became poisoned; for two days he could scarcely see because of the swelling.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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