Out of the past 6/4/10

Friday, June 4, 2010
Edward "Mickey" Halter demonstrated his batting stance in 1960. (Photo by G.D. Fronabarger)

25 years ago: June 4, 1985

Perryville, Mo., city administrator Al Stoverink has been named finance director for the city of Cape Girardeau; he will begin his new job here Sept. 1.

The Cape Girardeau City Council is considering implementing two-hour parking restrictions on selected streets surrounding Southeast Missouri State University as a way of dealing with parking problems there.

50 years ago: June 4, 1960

T. Donley Thomas has resigned as director of the Cape Girardeau Symphony in order to devote his time with the orchestra as cellist; he became conductor following the departure of Fritz Heim to Utica, N.Y.; Thomas will be succeeded by A. Wesley Tower, assistant professor of music at State College and trumpet player with the orchestra.

Edward "Mickey" Halter, 12, set a Little League record yesterday when he connected for three home runs and a double as his Braves team played the Dodgers at Arena Park; Halter is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ivo Halter of Cape Girardeau.

75 years ago: June 4, 1935

Judson M. Randol, 87, dies at Farmington, Mo., from the infirmities of advanced age; his body will be returned to Jackson for burial; Hudson, the grandson of area pioneer James Randol, served as county sheriff from 1890 to 1896.

Chris Bauer has purchased the buildings at 716 and 718 Broadway as an investment; the former building is occupied by the Radio Service Co., while the latter is home to Maier Auto Supply Co.

100 years ago: June 4, 1910

The Jackson Dramatic Club is busy with rehearsals for its upcoming play, "Josiah's Courtship," which will be given next Friday evening as a benefit for the Ladies' Improvement Association.

The East Cape Girardeau, Ill., levee is nearly completed; several gangs of graders have finished their allotted stretches of the big embankment and have taken their equipment away; only a mile of embankment remains to be made.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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