Out of the past 6/30/10

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

25 years ago: June 30, 1985

After 37 years of practice as a general physician, Dr. John T. Crowe is retiring; between 350 and 400 guests, including many former patients, attended a reception in Crowe's honor yesterday at the Holiday Inn.

Home Savings of America, the second-largest federally chartered savings and loan association in the nation has yet to complete plans for opening a branch facility here, despite receiving approval of its application from federal banking officials more than three months ago.

50 years ago: June 30, 1960

A metal Butler building, modified for classroom use, will be erected soon on the Central High School campus to meet continually expanding enrollment; ultimately, the building will become part of an industrial arts and shop center.

Col. Russell Boyt of Cape Girardeau has been promoted to brigadier general of the line and has been assigned as assistant division commander, 35th Division; he is sworn in in ceremonies in Jefferson City, where he and his wife have lived since 1957.

75 years ago: June 30, 1935

Mrs. Mary Ellen Wylie Anderson of Commerce, Mo., a member of one of Scott County's pioneer families, and widow of B. Frank Anderson, dies at the family home; Anderson, the daughter of Milford and Elizabeth Wylie, was 82 years old.

Harry Cole Jr., has his name entered on the Cape Girardeau Country Club's honor roll, when in the match with the Ironton (Mo.) Country Club on the local course, he scores a hole-in-one on the seventh hole; this is only the second time in the history of the course that a hole-in-one has be been made.

100 years ago: June 30, 1910

Contractor C.C. Hawley has figured out a convenient scheme for getting crushed stone for his street building; he has the stone hauled from Hely's crusher plant in dump cars and placed on the high trestle of the Cape Girardeau & Chester tracks near Good Hope Street, where the stone is dumped into bins below the bridge; from there it's a short haul to the new streets he's building.

The Houck railroad handles four carloads of Cape Beer every week, one car going to Perryville, Mo., one to New Madrid, Mo., and two to Kelso, Mo., for Illmo, Edna and the vicinity.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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