Out of the past 11/1/04

Monday, November 1, 2004

25 years ago: Nov. 1, 1979

Opposition to the proposal of the Coordinating Board for Higher Education that laboratory schools be phased out in the state has caused that advisory board to re-examine its position; one of the four lab schools in Missouri that would be in jeopardy is University School in Cape Girar-deau.

An application to establish a fourth bank in Cape Girar-deau has been filed by a group of Marshall, Mo., investors; filing for a charter here is Wood and Huston Bank of Marshall.

50 years ago: Nov. 1, 1954

Nobody seemed to know when to celebrate Halloween this year; Cape Girardeau youngsters gave it a cursory brush on Saturday night and a barely civil nod Sunday night -- the official holiday; police say they received no reports of vandalism during the weekend.

A new shoulder patch has been authorized for wear on the uniforms of Cape Girar-deau policemen; the patch, shaped like a piece of pie, is gray with a navy blue border and lettering identifying the city.

75 years ago: Nov. 1, 1929

Three aviators from Kansas City, Mo., visit the airport committee of the Cape Girar-deau Chamber of Commerce and propose the location of an airport and air school here.

Daniel P. Cole, 59, a timber worker of near Scopus, Mo., died last evening at Southeast Missouri Hospital from injuries received a few hours earlier when a tree fell on him; Cole was helping other men cut a tree near Scopus when he was caught by it as it fell; besides his widow, the former May Slinkard, he leaves a son and a daughter.

100 years ago: Nov. 1, 1904

Halloween was celebrated in great style last night, as spooks perambulated with more frequency than during many past years; those gates and signs that aren't missing today are the ones that were guarded with shotguns, and those who didn't fall over a stretched rope across a street are the ones who remained indoors all evening.

Contrary to all reports and strenuous denials, letters were placed in the hands of 16 men in the Frisco engineering department yesterday evening tendering checks for their time up to today and dismissing them from further service; the remaining 18 at once handed in their resignations.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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