Out of the past 10/13/09

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

25 years ago: Oct. 13, 1984

CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The Chaffee Lumber Co., owned by the Pfefferkorn family for more than 70 years, will close its doors some time in November, says owner Paul Pfefferkorn.

MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Tomorrow afternoon the Bollinger County Historical Society will dedicate a log house that it restored this past summer; the Massey Log House, constructed in 1869, has been moved from its original location in northern Bollinger County to just behind the county courthouse here.

50 years ago: Oct. 13, 1959

Heavy rain forces Ed Carson, band director at Jackson High School, to cancel the scheduled program of the marching band festival; he says Thursday's program will go on as planned, unless weather forces another postponement.

Those who wish to view the Mississippi River when the Main Street floodwall is completed may do so from a 22-foot-wide driveway to be constructed against the river side of the wall from Broadway to Independence Street; the cobblestones that formed the old wharf will be used for the work.

75 years ago: Oct. 13, 1934

Auxiliary Bishop C.H. Winklemann of the St. Louis Catholic Diocese is scheduled to arrive here Monday to administer confirmation to classes at the two Cape Girardeau churches and in seven others in this district; he will spend four days here and is expected to confirm 1,109 people.

Harry L. Machen, former resident and banker of Cape Girardeau, is back for a few days' visit; he is now a banker and resident of San Francisco, but continues to own farmland in the lower counties of Missouri.

100 years ago: Oct. 13, 1909

Herman J. Weiss, the stock breeder, is in Cape Girardeau to ship a crate of Duroc Jersey gilts to a stockman at Matthews, Mo.; the pigs captured a prize at the fair last week and sold at a fancy price.

The steamer Oleander goes upstream in the morning, glistening with a new coat of paint; the boat is all ready to serve as President Taft's flag ship on his trip down the Mississippi later this month.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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