Out of the past 8/9/10

Monday, August 9, 2010

25 years ago: Aug. 9, 1985

Although normally competitive, Cape Girardeau's two hospitals will soon cooperate in the shared use of an MRI unit. Southeast Missouri Hospital and Saint Francis Medical Center submitted a joint application to the Missouri Health Facilities and Review Committee for the unit.

50 years ago: Aug. 9, 1960

Continental Trailways, using a sealed trailer pulled behind its buses, begins to haul railway express between Cape Girardeau and St. Louis.

75 years ago: Aug. 9, 1935

Forty Southeast Missouri Boy Scouts who were planning to attend the international Boy Scout jamboree on the shore of the Potomac River near Washington, D.C., learn that the gathering has been canceled because of the prevalence of infantile paralysis in that region.

100 years ago: Aug. 9, 1910

Preparations are being made for the three-day Jackson Homecomers celebration to begin Aug. 25.

The committee of ladies in charge of building a monument to honor the dead heroes of the Civil War announce the tribute will take the form of a beautiful fountain in Courthouse Park.

Featured in "Men of Affairs" is Martin G. Lorberg.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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