Explaining that the position at Southeast Missouri State University didn't appear to fit his "current aspirations," presidential candidate Dr. Robert O. Riggs has apparently withdrawn from consideration for the Southeast post.
Disagreement over the equipment Cape Girardeau Cable TV has proposed for a local origination television station at Southeast Missouri State University has prompted a request by the university that the city of Cape Girardeau intervene.
State College has two new students -- boys from Hawaii -- who arrived yesterday by plane; Daniel Nishibun of Kealakekua, Hawaii, and Jerry Kubo of Captain Cook, Hawaii, will both be freshmen, and, until the term begins, are staying at the home of Mrs. B.F. Johnson.
Burglars get approximately $90 in cash from four places of business in Chaffee, Mo., and $22 from another firm in Oran, Mo.; the Chaffee Grain and Feed Co., the Chaffee Lumber Co., Bryant's Machine Shop and a tool shed belonging to Pride and Ussery Construction Co., are entered in Chaffee; the Oran Feed and Seed Co. is burglarized at Oran.
Washington's birthday is observed with the displaying of flags and the closing of a few places of business, including banks.
With less than half of the state income tax returns expected from Cape Girardeau County turned in, County Assessor W.T. Ruff will come to Cape Girardeau again three days next week to assist residents in speeding up their returns; he will be at the Common Pleas Courthouse Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Landlord E.G. Gramling of the St. Charles Hotel has the thanks of all Girardeans; he has his porter clean the crossings leading from the hotel building, and it is now possible to cross the street there without getting in mud over your shoe tops.
Washington's birthday is observed quietly; banks and schools are closed, and in different parts of the town, children's parades, headed by fife and drum, take place; in many places, Old Glory is proudly doing honor to the occasion.
-- Sharon K. Sanders