Out of the past 11/29/09

Sunday, November 29, 2009

25 years ago: Nov. 29, 1984

Members of the Cape Girardeau City Council and the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents meet in a joint session on the university campus to review plans for the multipurpose building; project architects present plans that call for a 136,800-square-foot arena with seating for as many as 8,000 at a cost of about $14 million.

Cape Girardeau voters will likely go to the polls Feb. 5 to decide the fate of a $1.2 million sewer revenue bond issue, which would finance city sewer improvements.

50 years ago: Nov. 29, 1959

DEXTER, Mo. -- A fire of unknown origin destroys two retail stores here during the night; the fire, discovered at 8 p.m., rages for several hours before being brought under control by firefighters from Dexter, Bloomfield, Essex and the Malden Air Force Base; destroyed are the Gambles department store and the Gene Sayre dry goods store.

Rush H. Limbaugh declares Masonry is an instrument of greater understanding among men and can be a factor in establishing peace, when he speaks at the dedication ceremony for the new temple of Trowel Lodge No. 440 in Marble Hill, Mo.

75 years ago: Nov. 29, 1934

Thanksgiving day. A religious union service is held at Christ Evangelical Church in the morning, sponsored by the Ministerial Alliance; the sermon is delivered by the Rev. H.H. McGinty, pastor of First Baptist Church.

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Serena spend the day in Cape Girardeau with friends; they are on their way to St. Louis, where Mrs. Serena will consult an eye specialist; they expect to return to their home in Fulton, Ky., tomorrow.

100 years ago: Nov. 29, 1909

Richard Bosse, who for several years was in charge of the circulation department of The Daily Republican newspaper, has been advanced to the position of assistant business manager; Albert Macke, a young man of fine standing, has been selected to fill the vacancy.

Joe McElroy, the electrician, is elated over securing the contract for supplying the electric and gas fixtures for the new federal building; all the fixtures will be for gas and electricity combined; Uncle Sam never buys anything but the best.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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