Out of the past 10/29/10

Friday, October 29, 2010

25 years ago: Oct. 29, 1985

There is no longer a Ramada Inn in Cape Girardeau; Drury Industries Corp. here, which has operated a Ramada Inn at the intersection of Interstate 55 and Route K since the hotel was built in 1969, has changed the name of the hotel to Drury Lodge.

Trumpeter Maynard Ferguson and his band will return to Cape Girardeau next month for a special benefit performance to help the Central High School Band meet a fundraising goal that will enable it to participate in the 1985 Fiesta Bowl Parade.

50 years ago: Oct. 29, 1960

In an effort to thwart the Mississippi River's attempt to cut a new main channel south of the traffic bridge, a maintenance unit of the Corps of Engineers is throwing a stone dike across and old wooden piling and connecting to it a screening dike heading upstream to divert the flow; had the river been allowed to cut a new channel, facilities on the Missouri shore in south Cape Girardeau would have been left high and dry.

The new terminal building of the Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport has an eating place for travelers; this week Wimpy's Skyway opened for business in the northwest corner of the lobby.

75 years ago: Oct. 29, 1935

Declaring the Civilian Conservation Corps to be "one of the most important accomplishments of the federal government," Robert C. Fechner, national director of the CCC, in an address in Cape Girardeau yesterday predicted that the government will make every effort to make the corps permanent.

A thief is operating again, having stolen an expensive bronze historical marker off a boulder at Cape Rock in Cape Rock Park; the marker was chiseled off the rock.

100 years ago: Oct. 29, 1910

Louis Hoffman and Percy Dormeyer of Jackson drove over last night to take in the first entertainment of the Lyceum course at the Normal School; a song recital was given by Madame Frieda Langendorff, assisted by Guy Callow on violin and Kurt Wanieck on piano.

The last session of the teachers' meeting is held in the morning, with 225 members of the association present, as well as a large number of visitors.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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