Out of the past 1/10/05

Monday, January 10, 2005

25 years ago: Jan. 10, 1980

Cape Girardeau can share immediately in $75 million in unused Urban Development Action Grants if the city council takes prompt action to implement an urban development plan, reveals A.M. Spradling Jr., the attorney representing a group of Broadway and Main Street merchants.

Southeast Missouri Hospital officials announce the acquisition of three parcels of property immediately east of the hospital on Lacey Street and two others fronting on Broadway.

50 years ago: Jan. 10, 1955

The number of prospective candidates for commissioner in the special recall election Jan. 25 is reduced to three with the withdrawal of O.E. "Barney" Zimmerman.

Snow, which forecasters predict will total from 4 to 6 inches, begins falling in Cape Girardeau at 9:30 a.m.; the prediction also is for much colder weather; J.L. Rose, district maintenance supervisor for the state Highway Department, has his graders and cinder-spreaders at Jackson ready for deployment.

75 years ago: Jan. 10, 1930

Winter continues its firm grip on Southeast Missouri as communication facilities paralyzed by the ice remain broken; but there is a touch of optimism in the situation as highways are again open to traffic.

The entire landscape at Jackson is covered with a crystalline coat of ice; trees, shrubs and grass bear tons of the savagely beautiful covering; wires are broken and sagging down to the ground; ice caught the hands of the clock in the dome of the courthouse on three of its dials, and the timepiece has stopped after keeping perfect time for years.

100 years ago: Jan. 10, 1905

Rose Leming, the young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Leming of North Ellis Street, met with an accident last evening that will confine her to her home for many weeks; while out tobogganing with a group of friends, the sled ran into a fence, and she sustained a fracture of the leg.

The annual meeting of the stockholders in the Cape Girardeau Pressed Brick Co. is held for the purpose of electing officers: president, M.E. Leming; vice-president, E.W. Flentge; secretary, R.B. Oliver, and treasurer, L.J. Albert.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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