Out of the past 8/25/09

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

25 years ago: Aug. 25, 1984

Capaha Antique Car Club holds its 14th annual antique car show in downtown Cape Girardeau; about 100 cars from four states are entered, with about 30 belonging to members of the local club.

Cindy's, a new retail dress outlet for "plus" sizes, has opened at 110 N. Main St., in Cape Girardeau; the shop is owned and operated by Betty DePriest and managed by Shirley Bohnert.

50 years ago: Aug. 25, 1959

Nobaru Yasuoka, whose home is near Tokyo, Japan, arrived in Cape Girardeau to live with his sister, Mrs. Harold Clubb; he plans to enter State College in September and complete his four years of college work here.

Kage School on Kage Road will have enrollment Monday morning, but the start of classes has been put off until Sept. 8, due to serious illness in the family of the teacher, Mrs. Bernice Hirsch, and due to the heat.

75 years ago: Aug. 25, 1934

The Missourian begins the daily publication of a fashion article and picture designed to be of service to its women readers; for a small sum, the pattern shown in this and other features may be obtained from The Missourian's Pattern Department in New York City.

School Supt. J.A. Whitford announces Cape Girardeau Public Schools will open Sept. 10; this is a week later than usual, and later than some other schools in the district.

100 years ago: Aug. 25, 1909

The planned public wedding which was to be part of the annual Homecomers celebration at Jackson this week won't occur; organizers canceled the ceremony after receiving a letter from the Rev. M.D. Collins, new pastor of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, objecting to the feature.

The Roth Tobacco Co. is putting in electric power at its plant; three new motors are here and a fourth will be received in a few days; the company is getting ready to install a lot of new machinery and will have everything ready to start up when the new equipment arrives.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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