Out of the past 10/15/10

Friday, October 15, 2010

25 years ago: Oct. 15, 1985

A Missouri Pacific Railroad official in St. Louis says there are no immediate plans to remove the abandoned track on Independence Street between Frederick and Broadview streets; that's because an area group has expressed interest in purchasing or leasing the abandoned line for the operation of a short-line railroad.

The Southeast Missouri Regional Port Authority has been granted a permit by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources necessary for construction of the 174-acre port facility in Scott City.

50 years ago: Oct. 15, 1960

Under Cape Girardeau's extensive street-paving program, two streets have been paved this year: South West End Boulevard, which is nearing completion, and Broadview Street; street improvements have cost $150,657.89 thus far in the construction season.

An old house in the 100 block of South Sprigg Street, which has four beautiful marble fireplaces, is being razed by the owner, L.C. Likens, who is undecided about the future of the site; the house was constructed in the 1890s; according to Likens, the vacant site might be sold, rented or used as a parking lot.

75 years ago: Oct. 15, 1935

Between 1,500 and 2,000 teachers will return to Cape Girardeau this week for their annual district convention, the 60th annual session of the Southeast Missouri Teachers Association; the two-day meeting will open Thursday at the college.

Deputy U.S. Marshal L.S. Davidson and four Cape Girardeau guards -- J.E. Crafton, Emory Stovall, R.C. Winkle and W.W. Hobbs -- leave with prisoners already sentenced in federal court this week, the group all being headed for the Leavenworth, Kan., prison.

100 years ago: Oct. 15, 1910

Following the report of the arrest of two fruit sellers of foreign origins for the alleged selling of liquors at their places of business, two Greek merchants -- D. Smerneos, the Main Street candy man, and John Pavlou, the Front Street restaurateur -- want the public to know that neither of the arrested men was Greek.

W.L. Timbs is the envy of his fellow Frisco conductors; at a special shoot in the morning he records 25 straight birds killed without missing, which entitles him to wear the Dupont trophy until some member of the gun club bests his score.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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