Out of the past 2/12/10

Friday, February 12, 2010

25 years ago: Feb. 12, 1985

A longtime Cape Girardeau businessman and one of the city's most active workers in the area of recreational, industrial and highway development, A.C. "Doc" Brase died yesterday at age 85.

A little more than a month after the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce board of directors decided to scale down the operation of the city's convention and tourism bureau, the board votes to reactivate the bureau because there is sufficient tax money available to fund its operations for several years.

50 years ago: Feb. 12, 1960

Word is received of the death yesterday of the Rev. Arno H. Franke, former minister of Christ Evangelical and Reformed Church in Cape Girardeau; he and his wife had been living near Waterloo, Ill., since mid-June; he was serving as minister of Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church.

Becoming the second candidate for Cape Girardeau mayor, Thad Bullock, who operates a piano and organ agency, files his petition with the circuit clerk; Mayor Walter H. Ford previously filed for re-election.

75 years ago: Feb. 12, 1935

The Cape Girardeau City Council has appropriated $1,500 to aid the Central Relief Organization in its direct relief work; this appropriation is $1,000 less than the amount the city pledged for the preceding year.

In a game that is a throwback to a few years ago when slow offenses and stout protective measures prevailed, the Jackson High Indians rack up a 17-7 victory over the College High Preps in Houck Field House; the Preps are double handicapped, having forward Arthur Schwab out because of illness, and their scoring ace, Ferd Peetz, stopped cold by the defensive work of Wilson "Moon-eye" Godwin.

100 years ago: Feb. 12, 1910

Gottfried Kies, associate editor of the Jackson Volksfreund, was in Cape Girardeau yesterday and visited The Republican office; the Jackson newspaper is planning to install a Linotype, and Kies will travel to Brooklyn to learn how to operate the machine.

A carload of aristocratic cattle, horses and sheep to be used next week at the farmers' short course at the Normal School has arrived, and the animals are getting the best possible attention.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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