Out of the past 11/18/10

Thursday, November 18, 2010

25 years ago: Nov. 18, 1985

Taking advantage of the pleasant weather, workers with the Cape Girardeau Public Works Department begin installation of Christmas street decorations in the downtown shopping district.

Cape Girardeau's airport advisory board recommends the city council develop plans for a new terminal building at the airport, a move which could ultimately require voter approval of a 7-cent levy to finance and maintain it.

50 years ago: Nov. 18, 1960

A honeymooning St. Louis young couple escapes injury in an explosion aboard their 35-foot cabin cruiser on the Mississippi River about a quarter-mile from Honkers' Boat Dock; Mr. and Mrs. William E. Shoup had just taken on gasoline at the docks and start downstream, when gas fumes under the rear deck ignited, blowing out the floor in that area of the boat; neither is injured.

A pulmonary functional machine was added to the equipment in Saint Francis Hospital this week through the efforts of the Cape Girardeau County Tuberculosis Association; the Pulmonet measures component lung volumes.

75 years ago: Nov. 18, 1935

Fifty or more amusement machines were removed from restaurants and other places of business in Cape Girardeau County over the weekend by the owners; it is said Prosecuting Attorney Elmer A. Strom informed those businesses that the games had to be removed before today; games of chance were put in the spotlight recently when Judge Frank Kelly instructed a grand jury to delve into reports of gambling machines in the county.

Mrs. William A. Day and son Anthony Day will open a used furniture store in a building she owns at 409 Good Hope St.

100 years ago: Nov. 18, 1910

Following the plan begun last year, the teachers of the Cape Girardeau Public School will have a public meeting each month, at which eminent teachers from other cities will make addresses; the first of these meetings is set for Saturday morning at Lorimier School, when Genevieve Apgar of the Teachers' College of St. Louis will discuss "The Teaching of Language."

The vitrified bricks to finish the Broadway paving have arrived; it is expected that by the first part of December Broadway will be finished out to Pacific Street.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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