Out of the past 10/20/10

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

25 years ago: Oct. 20, 1985

BENTON, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Robert, owners and operators of Robert's Smorgasbord on Interstate 55 at the Benton exit, will open their new restaurant Nov. 1; the building adjoins the existing facilities.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Charlie Leibrandt, the Kansas City Royals' savior in the American League playoffs, runs out of miracles three outs shy of a two-hit masterpiece, as the St. Louis Cardinals come from behind to win the second game of the World Series 4-2; the win extends the Cards' lead in the Series to 2-0.

50 years ago: Oct. 20, 1960

The city of Cape Girardeau loses the first round in its bout with firefighters over whether a length-of-service pay ordinance is an administrative function resting solely in the council or is subject to the initiative process for passage; Judge W.O. Statler of Common Pleas Court dismisses the city's suit and upholds the firefighters' position.

More than 60 people attend a testimonial dinner at the Colonial Restaurant in honor of M.S. Gwinn, District 10 engineer of the State Highway Commission, who has been promoted to a higher position at Jefferson City, Mo.

75 years ago: Oct. 20, 1935

With the pastor, the Rev. Ira D. Crewdson, attending an international convention of Christian churches at San Antonio, the evening worship at the Christian Church here is in the charge of R.L. Class.

The speaker at the Mission Festival at Christ Evangelical Church is Dr. J.H. Christman of Eden Seminary in Webster Groves, Mo.; Christman was president of the national body of the Reformed Church in the United States, when this group merged with the Evangelical Synod last year to form the Evangelical and Reformed Church.

100 years ago: Oct. 20, 1910

KELSO, Mo. -- Apparently the citizens of Illmo and Edna, who were disappointed in not hearing a speech from Gov. H.S. Hadley last night, owing to the failure of train connections, were determined to not be beaten out of the opportunity; when he speaks at Kelso this morning, he is greeted by a monster crowd, many being from Illmo and Edna.

Louis Houck of Cape Girardeau and J.C. Brown of Fredericktown, Mo., members of the State Normal School Board of Regents, tour the campus.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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