Out of the past 6/3/05

Friday, June 3, 2005

25 years ago: June 3, 1980

Seven loaded barges break loose from a 25-barge tow on the Mississippi River north of Cape Girardeau; however, by midmorning all of the free-floating barges have either run aground or have been taken back in tow.

Voters in Jackson overwhelmingly approve a $500,000 bond issue to help finance a new fire and police headquarters; in a light turnout, the proposal receives 127 votes more than the two-thirds majority necessary for passage; the facility will be erected at the intersection of highways 61-72-25 and will cost $750,000.

50 years ago: June 3, 1955

Dr. A.E. Lee, a physician in Illmo for 20 years, dies unexpectedly at his home there; he had been in fairly good health and had been at his office yesterday; Lee is survived by his wife, the former Mrs. Addie Crader; a daughter and two sons.

MORLEY, Mo. -- A fourth body dug from the building ruins at Dallas, Tex., is identified as that of a former Morley man, Norval Emerson, 42; he had lived in Dallas about four years and was employed there as a hospital attendant; a building wall collapsed yesterday, catching a number of people in a cafe and other establishments.

75 years ago: June 3, 1930

With representatives from a wide district in Southeast Missouri present, the plan of the State Survey Commission for equalizing taxation and providing greater educational facilities for the school children is presented by three members of the commission at the Teachers College auditorium.

Pouring of concrete for the first of five sections of the Teachers College stadium at Houck Field should be completed late today, says contractor A.H. Gerhardt; concrete pouring started yesterday morning and was continued through the night in four shifts of 30 workers each, so that each section could be poured continuously.

100 years ago: June 3, 1905

Henry E. Alexander, one of Cape Girardeau's popular young attorneys, has been appointed public administrator of Cape Girardeau County by Gov. Joseph Folk; J.E. Umbeck, who was elected for a second term last fall, was compelled to resign because of his advanced age and the work that was required of him.

The School Sisters of Notre Dame, who serve St. Mary's Grade School, are now living in their nice new home that was recently completed.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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