Out of the past 4/25/10

Sunday, April 25, 2010

25 years ago: April 25, 1985

The Cape Girardeau City Council, meeting in special session, decides to use general fund revenue and interest money from the city's $5 million in multipurpose building bonds to make the first bond payment and avoid default; the council authorizes use of $177,673.07 in interest money and $80,956.93 in general fund revenue to make the payment.

Police are seeking help from area residents in their investigation of the distribution over the past few days of anti-Catholic posters and fliers throughout Cape Girardeau and Jackson; fliers have been thrown on lawns in many neighborhoods, and posters have been pasted on buildings and windows of area businesses.

50 years ago: April 25, 1960

Service stations and truck operators over Southeast Missouri receive an explicit warning from Federal Judge Roy W. Harper that any who find their way into his court on a charge of sale or use of amphetamine tablets -- "Bennies" to those who trade in them -- will have a rough time; he doubles the normal fine on a Hayti, Mo., service station operator who enters a plea of guilty to a charge of selling the tablets.

Tentative estimates of the attendance at the Home Show of the Cape Girardeau Jaycees, held over the weekend at the Arena Building, place it above the three-day high of 7,000 for the 1959 Home Show.

75 years ago: April 25, 1935

A variety of animals were displayed at the annual pet show at Jefferson School yesterday; 49 children entered birds, cats, dogs, chickens, a gosling, gold fish, rabbits, a turtle, a snail, a bottle of ants and two alligators.

City workers are hauling truck loads of dirt from Courthouse Park, where terraces are being rebuilt, to the grounds at the fire department headquarters; firemen will level the dirt for a lawn immediately west of the drill tower.

100 years ago: April 25, 1910

Farmers in the Oak Ridge and Fruitland area report the frigid temperatures and snow have combined to kill the pear crop; there is a chance the peaches and apples may survive.

Edwin Rudert, who has just closed a very successful term of school at Egypt Mills, passes through Cape Girardeau on his way to Tilsit, where he will assist his father during the summer months.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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