BENTON, Mo. -- Unusually thick fog in parts of Scott County causes a cancellation of classes in the Kelly School District.
An agreement providing for purchase of $4.85 million in nontaxable sales tax revenue bonds to provide for development of a long-proposed Southeast Missouri Regional Port on the Mississippi River north of Scott City is finalized by the port authority board of commissioners; money from the sale of the bonds will be repaid by the commission over a four-year period with revenue generated by a one-fourth cent sales tax in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Sen. Albert M. Spradling Jr. of Cape Girardeau was appointed president pro tem of the State Senate yesterday at a caucus of Democratic members of the Senate; he was named without opposition.
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Fire, apparently originating in the basement, destroys the ancient two-story brick building that housed he Stoddard County Jail and living quarters for Sheriff and Mrs. James McDaniel; five prisoners, locked in the cell on the first floor, and Sheriff and Mrs. McDaniel and their son narrowly escape with their lives.
"Wild Bill" Cummins, winner of the Indianapolis speedway race in 1934, stops here briefly as he is on his way from Detroit to California for a series of races; the driver has his racing auto with him, transporting it on a small truck.
Cape Girardeau police used tear gas to drive two young women from the basement of a downtown building last night; one of the girls had a revolver secreted under her coat when they came out, their eyes filled with tears; they will face either city or state charges.
Residents of Cape Girardeau are surprised to learn the city council met secretly last night and passed an ordinance granting the Frisco Railroad franchise; it is said Mayor M.E. Leming had police chief Willis Martin summon each member of the council to the meeting, with orders not to mention the gathering to anyone.
A large crowd attended the evangelistic meeting at Second Baptist Church last night to hear the Rev. S.W. Beasley preach.
-- Sharon K. Sanders