Out of the past 3/19/05

Saturday, March 19, 2005

25 years ago: March 19, 1980

State Rep. Jerry Ford files for re-election to a second two-year term; the Cape Girardeau Democrat is the first candidate to file for the 156th District House seat.

The last of the four hangars which were part of Harris Field during World War II is demolished, leaving only one of the field's original 40 buildings still standing at municipal airport.

50 years ago: March 19, 1955

Wade Clodfelter retires on the 38th anniversary of his taxicab business in Cape Girardeau because of ill health; Clodfelter, who is 79, was in the cab business for three years before coming here.

Terry Robinson of Holcomb, Mo., is elected district president of Future Homemakers of America in a business session at the beginning of an all-day meeting at Academic Hall.

75 years ago: March 19, 1930

Polling slightly more than a normal vote with heavy balloting coming late in the day, voters of Cape Girardeau at yesterday's primary nominated two candidates for mayor and four for commissioners; Edward L. Drumm and Mayor James A. Barks were nominated to remain in the mayoral race; competing in the commissioner contest will be Philip Steck, A.P. Behrens, Louis Wittmor and Henry Brinkopf.

Dennis M. Scivally, Harry O. Cole and George W. Cross have been elected to the board of directors of the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce.

100 years ago: March 19, 1905

The Rev. Robert S. Brown preaches a stirring sermon at the Presbyterian Church; preaching on Luke 19:41, Brown describes how Christ wept over Jerusalem.

The steamer Stacker Lee arrives around 10 p.m. with as big a load as it can carry; most of the goods are for towns down river.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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