Out of the past 7/3/10

Saturday, July 3, 2010

25 years ago: July 3, 1985

A group of manacled anti-abortionists, some preferring to be dragged or carried, are escorted in the morning by police from the Women's Health Center of Cape Girardeau, 891 N. Kingshighway, after the protesters stage a 40-minute "sit-in" at the abortion clinic.

Boatmen's Bank of Cape Girardeau announces it will donate the old bank building at 701 Good Hope St., to the Salvation Army when the bank ceases operations there in mid-August; the 62-year-old structure is the oldest operating bank facility in Cape Girardeau; it was originally the Farmers and Merchants Bank.

50 years ago: July 3, 1960

Maple Avenue Methodist Church is being served by William Fullbright of Cape Girardeau, a retired Methodist minister; the Rev. John L. Wood, district superintendent, is expected to announce an assignment for the local congregation soon.

Michael W. Buehrle, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Buehrle of Cape Girardeau, has been selected as the Navy recruit petty officer of the St. Louis area "Cardinal Company."

75 years ago: July 3, 1935

The Cape Girardeau City Council, at a special meeting last night, passed a liquor and beer license ordinance; the proposed ordinance drew criticism from several beer dealers, who claim the low fee charged for selling 3.2 percent beer will cause many dealers to drop the sale of 5 percent beer and sell the product of lower alcoholic content in order that they can do business on Sunday; the dealers say this will result in a "wide-open town" on Sundays.

Workers have finished laying brick and stone for the first floor of the new dwelling for Mr. and Mrs. Byron F. Dormeyer on Highway 61, just west of the Broadway-highway intersection; the brick is a light-colored material, and limestone is being used in the turret tower section of the house.

100 years ago: July 3, 1910

The Rev. W.G. Stephens, pastor of the Baptist Mission in South Cape Girardeau, has opened a reading and lounging room for the people of that part of town.

The Rev. H.W. Whitnell of Florida, former pastor of Centenary Methodist Church, will deliver a lecture Thursday at the church; his subject will be "Failures."

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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