Out of the past 1/7/11

Friday, January 7, 2011

25 years ago: Jan. 7, 1986

A truck containing 1,900 gallons of liquid propane gas burst into flames on Missouri Highway 34, five miles west of Jackson on Monday, injuring the driver; Jerry L. Miller, 22, driver for Co-op Service Center in Jackson, received second-degree burns on his face and head.

Cape Girardeau County Clerk Rodney Miller says he will seek a third term as the county's chief records keeper and election official; his is the first candidacy announced among county officials.

50 years ago: Jan. 7, 1961

The opening week of the new year saw construction work within Cape Girardeau off to a fairly good start with five permits issued, four for new homes; the city engineer's office shows individual costs of the homes range from $10,000 to $14,000, and a combined cost of $48,000.

SIKESTON, Mo. -- W. Raymert Miller, 50, director of public works and city engineer at Columbia, Mo., for the past three years, has been named Sikeston's first city manager.

75 years ago: Jan. 7, 1936

Having returned from the annual meeting at Union City, Tenn., William Sullivan, manager of the Capahas, revealed yesterday that Cape Girardeau has been voted into the Kitty League; Sullivan plans to organize a team to play professional baseball in the loop this season.

On the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision that the Agricultural Adjustment Administration act is unconstitutional, thus killing the measure's meat processing tax, Cape Girardeau packers are making plans to resume operations on a normal, or near-normal, schedule.

100 years ago: Jan. 7, 1911

Officers have been elected for the 1911 edition of the Jackson Home Comers Association: President, E.D. Hays; vice president, Fred Goyert; secretary, John G. Putz; treasurer, L.F. Wagner; executive committee, R.K. Wilson, S.M. McAtee, J.G. Kies and A.D. Milde.

The Hely quarries south of Cape Girardeau are certainly busy in the morning; the heavy blasts they set off jar the window panes in houses for many blocks.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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