Out of the past 8/19/10

Thursday, August 19, 2010

25 years ago: Aug. 19, 1985

Cape Girardeau County's oldest high school -- Oak Ridge High -- now has some of the newest facilities; a crowd of several hundred people, including former teachers and students, participated in yesterday's dedication of a new brick addition and separate administration building; the school will begin its 112th year this fall.

With the deadline for concluding tax assessment work closing in, the Cape Girardeau County Board of Appeals refuses to change the method for assessing cable television property; the cable firm had sought the change which would have lowered the assessment.

50 years ago: Aug. 19, 1960

Fully 5,500 people attend the Jackson Homecomers in the evening and are favored with excellent weather; Thursday night's crowd was hampered by rain and little activity was noted.

Back home in Cape Girardeau after an interesting and educational summer in Europe, Robert Bentley has high praise for the American Student Information Service, which arranged his series of tours and also his job in a plastics factory for seven weeks in Stockholm, Sweden.

75 years ago: Aug. 19, 1935

Equaling the summer's record, the temperature yesterday hit 98 degrees for a high spot in Cape Girardeau, but some cooler weather comes today with a reading of 88 at 2 p.m.

Joy Kistler, director of athletics of the University of Iowa high school, who was selected by the board of regents of State College as head basketball coach and assistant to coach E.R. Stuber in football, has notified the college he has accepted a different position and will not be coming to Cape Girardeau.

100 years ago: Aug. 19, 1910

Contractor C.C. Hawley begins paving operations on the north end of Lorimier Street in the morning by putting the big steamroller to work, preparatory to putting down the macadam and asphaltum binder.

Mrs. George Hilpert, wife of the Rev. Hilpert of Illmo, arrives on the Gulf train and leaves here for Shawneetown, to be sponsor at the christening of the child of her brother, the Rev. Carl Zschoche of that place.

Featured in "Men of Affairs" is Joseph Haas.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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