Out of the past 11/19/10

Friday, November 19, 2010

25 years ago: Nov. 19, 1985

Citing a need for "progressive leadership," Cape Girardeau businessman James Rust files as a candidate for city council; he is the fourth person to file for a seat on the council and the sixth person to file for city office.

The Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau is expected to rise throughout the week, cresting Saturday at 40 feet; today's stage is 34.2 feet, a rise of more than a foot overnight; a 40-foot stage would close South Sprigg Street from the 1600 block south, and the 1000 block of North Main Street at Second Street and Twin Trees Park.

50 years ago: Nov. 19, 1960

The Public Housing Administration will lend Cape Girardeau $37,000 for planning for 220 new low-rent housing units; in addition, part of the money will go to open an office and to employ an executive secretary for the housing authority here.

C.C. McSpadden, 76, one-time Cape Girardeau businessman and present owner of a large ranch in the Bainbridge area, died yesterday at San Antonio; he was a resident of Houston, having moved to Texas around 1925; there he operated McSpadden Oil Co.

75 years ago: Nov. 19, 1935

The retirement of Judge Charles B. Faris of St. Louis, formerly of Caruthersville, Mo., from the federal court bench is learned of with the announced appointment of Seth Thomas of Iowa, former solicitor of the Agricultural Department, to succeed him; Faris has been a federal court judge 15 years; his retirement becomes effective Nov. 30.

Work is progressing on the building of a room, 14 feet by 30 feet, to be used as the office for the Kimbel Truck Line, at the corner of Independence Street and Park Avenue; the office is being built just to the south of the warehouse.

100 years ago: Nov. 19, 1910

The men who have been employed in wrecking the old county jail at Jackson have found a number of saws secreted in the old building's nooks and crannies, undoubtedly left there by freedom-seeking prisoners.

The Himmelberger-Harrison Lumber Co. of Morehouse, Mo., has sold to the Chess & Wymond Co. of Louisville, Ky., something more than 25,000 acres of hardwood timber lands, at $16 per acre, in Richland Parish in North Louisiana.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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