Out of the past 7/3/09

Friday, July 3, 2009

25 years ago: July 3, 1984

A special meeting of the Cape Girardeau City Council, called to discuss what has become a controversial issue of where to build the $13 million multipurpose building, is adjourned without voting on an advisory committee's recommendation that the structure be built on the university campus.

Old McKendree Chapel near Jackson is among the 31 sites approved recently for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places; the Oliver House in Jackson is also approved by the Missouri Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

50 years ago: July 3, 1959

The county bridge crew, under the direction of county engineer Otto Fluegge, is preparing to erect an iron bridge over the Diversion Channel at Allenville; the Missouri Iron Works of St. Louis delivered the bridge Monday and Tuesday to the site.

Business will suspend generally tomorrow as residents observe Independence Day; the major attraction in Cape Girardeau will be the annual picnic of the Louis K. Juden Post of the American Legion.

75 years ago: July 3, 1934

A special committee of the First Christian Church has recommended that women of the congregation, for the first time in history, be named to the official church board to serve as deaconesses.

SIKESTON, Mo. -- The steady drone of laboring airplane motors has Sikeston's eyes skyward as the opening ceremony for the new municipal airport gets underway; shortly after noon, more than 25 airplanes are in Sikeston, and more are expected; the airport will be officially dedicated tomorrow.

100 years ago: July 3, 1909

Answering professor H.L. Albert's invitation, former members of the Normal School's military band have come back to make music for the big Independence Day celebration at the Normal campus today and tonight; among them are Henry and Ed Blom of Washington, Jesse Strong of Burfordville, Edw. Rudert of Tilsit, and Edw. Vaeth, late principal musician on the United States ship Mayflower.

The Standard Basket and Veneer factory will start up again Wednesday morning, after having been closed for some time because of the scarcity of logs.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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