Out of the past 6/29/10

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

25 years ago: June 29, 1985

Bill Propst, superintendent of postal operations at the Cape Girardeau Post Office, is a third-generation postal worker who will retire Monday; he has worked with the post office since 1958; his grandfather, Steven "Pete" Propst, was a rural postal carrier in the Sedgewickville area, later transferring to Cape Girardeau; his father, Lloyd H. "Pete" Propst, also worked at the Cape Girardeau facility.

A manhunt is underway for a Southern Illinois man who apparently broke out of the Cape Girardeau County jail in Jackson in the morning by sawing through the bars on a jail window.

50 years ago: June 29, 1960

Employment of Charles E. House of Urbana, Ill., as assistant superintendent of Cape Girardeau's public schools, with duties assigned in supervision and curriculum, is announced by the school board.

A number of people, including many who don't live or do business in this area, have transacted their banking at the new Farmers & Merchants drive-in, walk-up facility on South West End Boulevard south of Independence Street; the facility opened Monday.

75 years ago: June 29, 1935

Glenn Lampley, in recent years a popular student and prominent athlete at Central High School and at State College, leaves for Nevada, Mo., where he will train for a trooper's place on the State Highway Patrol.

Habitual drunkenness in Cape Girardeau has increased fourfold since repeal of the 18th Amendment, and since Jan. 1, 1935, there have been 152 arrests here traceable to liquor, according to City Attorney W.C. Lowry.

100 years ago: June 29, 1910

After standing for more than a half century, buffeted by the storms of winter and the heat of summer, the north walls of the old Sherwood house, occupied by the Minton family, fell to the ground last night; the house is a large brick affair with 14 rooms, being built in two parts; one part is a wing on the north side, the walls of which are only nine inches thick; this is the part which collapsed.

Little Red Vancil, 5, takes an unwanted dip in the Mississippi River as he takes a look at the big floating theater, the Cotton Blossom; Arthur Kempe reaches in and lifts him to safety by his curly red hair.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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