Out of the past 4/19/10

Monday, April 19, 2010

25 years ago: April 19, 1985

Southeast Missouri State University officials say no one at the school has shown any symptom of contagious meningitis, which was blamed for the death yesterday of a senior coed; officials expect a quarantine on the Delta Delta Delta house to be lifted at noon.

Cape Girardeau city officials are going to court in an effort to keep from defaulting on the first interest payment due May 1 on the $5 million multipurpose building bonds; a hearing is set for Monday in Circuit Court on a motion by the city attorney seeking suspension of an injunction against the city pending appeal of a court ruling which contained the injunction.

50 years ago: April 19, 1960

A ruling by the Interstate Commerce Commission will delay the abandonment of the Frisco passenger train service between St. Louis and Memphis, Tenn., by at least four months; service was to have been suspended April 30.

Walter Joe Ford, now completing an unexpired term as coroner of Cape Girardeau County, has filed for the Democratic nomination for the office at the August primary.

75 years ago: April 19, 1935

Inauguration of a campaign for funds to undertake a general improvement program at St. Vincent's College, including construction of a new gymnasium and remodeling of the college building generally, is announced by the Rev. George A. O'Malley, C.M., president of the school; the move virtually removes any possibility of the school being moved from Cape Girardeau to Chicago.

In a bold, daylight caper, a burglar breaks into two offices in the Jackson courthouse, rifling the offices of the county clerk and county circuit clerk.

100 years ago: April 19, 1910

The Roth Tobacco factory at Cape Girardeau is doing a big business; 30 employees are working steadily trying to supply tobacco to fill all the orders being turned in by three traveling salesmen; the factory is turning out 700 pounds of twist and 2,000 pounds of granulated tobacco every day.

The ladies of the Colored Cemetery Association had a successful entertainment at the black Masonic Hall last night, raising $85 for cemetery work; there was a vote for the most popular little girl, with Mary V. Rowan getting 363 votes and Marguerite Cravens 240.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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