25 years ago: Nov. 4, 1979
The Rev. Claude Russell Jr., is installed as pastor of Second Baptist Church in afternoon ceremony; the Rev. Pythia Frazier of Carbondale, Ill., delivers the installation sermon; Russell came to Cape Girardeau from the New Zion Baptist Church of Carbondale.
The congregation of the New Life Fellowship celebrates its 10th anniversary with a Festival of Praise and Worship; the church was founded in 1969 by 17 people in the upper room of the old Goodwill Store on Themis Street.
50 years ago: Nov. 4, 1954
With the United Fund campaign scheduled to come to a close tomorrow, contributions stand at only 41.3 percent of the goal, while at least two-thirds of the prospect cards still remain unreported in the hands of volunteers; contributions are at $20,482.987; the goal for the drive is $49,500.
A campaign to get signers on petitions asking the county court to convert the County Home property on Highway 61 into a park and recreation center is under way, spearheaded by the Cape Girardeau County Park and Recreation Committee.
75 years ago: Nov. 4, 1929
Contract for the first unit of the Teachers College stadium at Houck Field, to cost $42,365 and to seat 5,400 people, is let by the board of regents to Gerhardt & Son, Cape Girardeau contractor.
CHARLESTON, Mo. - Three contracting companies are clearing the right of way for the floodway to be constructed under the supervision of the federal government in Mississippi and New Madrid counties; another company is having machinery built and assembled and will begin work about Dec. 1.
100 years ago: Nov. 4, 1904
Word is received that August Ude, for two terms treasurer of this county and one of the oldest citizens, was seriously injured by a street car in East St. Louis, Ill.; he was struck by an electric car while crossing the tracks, suffering a broken collar bone and two ribs and other internal injuries.
At the start of work in the morning at the Killebrew stone quarry several miles north of Cape Girardeau, a fight starts among the railroad employees which seriously injures several; it is said that W.H. Killebrew ordered a Greek worker to do a piece of work, but he refused and was fired; this angered other Greek employees, and a terrible fight ensued.
-- Sharon K. Sanders