Out of the past 10/3/10

Sunday, October 3, 2010

25 years ago: Oct. 3, 1985

Lake Girardeau, near Crump, has "sprung a leak"; the leak was discovered earlier this week while someone mowed the levee; the Missouri Department of Conservation has "pulled the plug" on the lake, causing a draw down of about eight feet of water which will allow the situation to be assessed.

Workers from Dutch Enterprises of Jackson have installed aluminum sheeting around the steeple of old Hanover Lutheran Church; the work was the first step in remodeling the 98-year-old church, in preparation for its centennial in 1987.

50 years ago: Oct. 3, 1960

The Southeast Missourian newspaper begins its 57th year of publication; since its first edition in 1904, the newspaper's paid circulation has grown to more than 16,000.

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Sen. John F. Kennedy, accompanied by an entourage of Democratic aspirants to office in Illinois, lands at the Murdale airport, west of Carbondale, in the afternoon; as the presidential candidate alights from the twin-engine campaign plane, he is welcomed by a cheering crowd of 500.

75 years ago: Oct. 3, 1935

Manager William Sullivan of the Capahas has received a letter from J.S. Goosetree, scout for the Detroit Tigers, asking him if Camille Huber, first sacker, and Charles Templeton, second baseman, would be interested in playing professional baseball next season.

Henrietta Cluley Clark, 88, a teacher in Cape Girardeau's first public school and for 80 years a resident of the city, dies of pneumonia at her home on North Frederick Street.

100 years ago: Oct. 3, 1910

The St. Louis annual conference of the Methodist Church adjourns shortly after noon, with the decision made to meet next year at Kirkwood, Mo.; just before the pronouncing of the benediction, the appointments for next year are read out, among them being: Cape Girardeau, the Rev. L.D. Lowe, and Jackson, the Rev. Clarence Burton.

Three progressive farmers of Cape Girardeau -- Charles Wulfers, Chris Haman and W.J. Hitt -- have built silos at their dairy farms out on rural route No. 2; the silos are 30 feet high and are large enough to hold the corn grown on six acres of ground.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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