The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents has approved the taking of bids on a key portion of a $4.8 million boiler project; the power plant plans call for a "fluidized bed boiler," capable of producing 50,000 pounds of steam per hour.
A major donation by May Stores Foundation Inc. has put a bit of Christmas spirit into a holiday project that will raise funds for the Women's Center and Safe House; the foundation donates $1,000 to the "Festival of Trees," a November gala that will feature Christmas trees decorated by area organizations and businesses.
Cape Girardeau firemen, members of Local 1984 of the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters, confronted the city council yesterday with a request to pass an ordinance increasing their pay on a length-of-service basis, or in the alternative to face an initiative election in November.
The Cape County Historical Society has approached the city council with a proposal to develop Fort A, the Civil War bastion at the east end of Bellevue Street, into a scenic turnaround overlooking the Mississippi River.
A squad of 118 youths who will do Civilian Conservation Corps duty are recruited here and will leave tomorrow for training at Troy, Mo., after which they will be transferred to a camp in Minnesota; 13 of the men are from Cape Girardeau County; the largest contingent -- 53 -- is from Scott County.
Police officer Pink Niswonger has been assigned to patrol the Red Star suburb; Emory Stovall has been hired to supplement the force.
The drought is broken in the morning by one of the worst storms in many months; the rain falls heavily, and a regular gale comes from the northeast, blowing down trees, signboards, unroofing buildings and knocking down fencing.
Dr. W.J. Miller of St. Louis, formerly a Cape Girardeau County resident, arrives here on the steamer Savannah; he's in town for the big Homecomers doings at Jackson.
Featured in "Men of Affairs" is J.W. Varner.