Out of the past 11/19/09

Thursday, November 19, 2009

25 years ago: Nov. 19, 1984

Julie Conn, a Southeast Missouri State University senior accounting major, has been appointed to the school's board of regents under a new state law allowing student representation on the board.

While area residents brace for another cold winter, the 700 members of the National Guard 1140th Engineer Battalion headquarters in Cape Girardeau are preparing for warm weather in Panama early next year; Guard members from throughout the region will be building a 15-mile section of a gravel road through a remote, mountainous area of the Central American country.

50 years ago: Nov. 19, 1959

Cape Girardeau's application for matching funds from the Civil Defense Agency to apply on installation of radio equipment in new police headquarters has been rejected; the city had asked for $3,400 as half the cost of the equipment, which has arrived and is being installed in the new station.

Coach Joe Uhls of the College High Preps has been appointed assistant coach of basketball and head coach of baseball at Cape State College.

75 years ago: Nov. 19, 1934

Cape Girardeau Mayor Edward L. Drum suggests that the city apply to the government public works program for a loan to build an incinerator, to be used to burn the town's garbage; the town now contracts with people who collect the refuse and feed it to hogs.

Pumpkins will be canned at the government cannery on West End Boulevard for about two days, beginning tomorrow; those having pumpkins may bring them to the plant, getting half of the food after it is packed; the relief organization will get the other 50 percent.

100 years ago: Nov. 19, 1909

A petition is being circulated for the organization of two more wards in the western part of Cape Girardeau, to take in the extended residence districts that are being rapidly built up.

The city fathers will consider using wood blocks for the crossings on two blocks of Broadway hill, rather than the granite blocks specified; the wooden blocks would offer better footing for pedestrians at Main and Broadway and at Spanish and Broadway.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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