Out of the past 3/5/05

Saturday, March 5, 2005

25 years ago: March 5, 1980

A lack of issues and poor weather conditions combined for a light turnout of voters in yesterday's Cape Girardeau City Council primary election; selected for the April 1 general election were Donald R. Strohmeyer, incumbent Robert K. Herbst, Loretta Schneider and Curt S. Smith.

Assailing Rep. Bill Burlison's record, William Emerson announces his candidacy for the Republican nomination to run against Burlison for the 10th District seat.

50 years ago: March 5, 1955

Three people from Jackson met death last night in the collision of their automobile and another car on rain-swept Highway 61, 100 yards south of the New Wells road intersection and 12 miles north of Jackson; dead are R.K. Wilson, 71, publisher of the Cash-Book newspaper; Mrs. Marian Wilson, 46, and Irene Wilson, 42.

Mayor Narvol A. Randol says orders have been given to the city pound officer to strictly enforce the quarantine laid down by the city council in a precautionary move to halt rabies in the city; the officer has been given instructions to pick up all dogs which are found to be running loose.

75 years ago: March 5, 1930

CHARLESTON, Mo. - Special officers yesterday destroyed the most elaborate moonshine liquor manufacturing plant ever brought to light in this county in a raid on a secluded wooded section, seven miles south of East Prairie; officers netted a still containing a 400-gallon cooker and vats containing 1,000 gallons of rye and sugar mash each.

Two contracts, totaling $1,000,000, were awarded Tuesday for construction of the last portion of the setback levee between Birds Point and New Madrid; the contracts were awarded to Wilbanks and Pierce of Vicksburg, Miss., and J.H. Moyce and Sons Co. and Roy L. Igo of Memphis, Tenn.

100 years ago: March 5, 1905

The Rev. John Score, A.M., continues the evangelical meeting at the Methodist church; before the regular evening service, he preaches several sermons during the day; in the morning he speaks to the Sunday School.

Fred Kain will start a messenger service soon, for the purpose of delivering messages or packages to any part of the city; he is also having a moving van built and will cater to furniture moving.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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