Out of the past 4/12/11

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

25 years ago: April 12, 1986

The Cape County Jaycees, a newly formed Jaycee organization, will be chartered April 30; president of the group is Kay Reyland.

A pit barbecue and ice cream restaurant that for many years was popular as a Dairy Bell is being taken over by John and Linda Morris; the Morrises plan to open Morris's Pit B-B-Q at 435 Morgan Oak St., at the former Dairy Bell location, within a week or two.

50 years ago: April 12, 1961

A new modern front is being installed on the Cape Cut Rate Drug Store, Broadway and Sprigg Street; the work is being done by the Cape Paint & Glass Co.

POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Prisoners tear mattresses, set trash paper fires and flood the Butler County jail in a near-riot which authorities say is inspired by the California desperado who is accused of killing a Cape Girardeau auxiliary policeman and a patrolman.

75 years ago: April 12, 1936

Special services commemorating the Resurrection are held in Cape Girardeau churches in the observance of Easter; featuring the occasion is a sunrise service at Cape Rock that draws nearly 2,000 worshippers; the Rev. W.O. Vaught Jr. of Kansas City, state secretary for the Baptist Student Union, presents a stirring sermon.

A countywide memorial service is held at sunrise at Memorial Park on U.S. 61; the speaker is the Rev. J.C. Montgomery, pastor of New McKendree Methodist Church at Jackson, who delivers an Easter sermon.

100 years ago: April 12, 1911

Assistant district attorney C.H. Daues reports to Federal Judge D.F. Dyer that arrangements have been made by U.S. Marshal E.F. Regenhardt for the arraignment of three Houck railroad officials -- president Giboney Houck, superintendent Ralph Schultz and roadmaster William Erby -- and asks that the court name the amount of bond each man should be required to make; the officials are accused of hindering the builders of the government levee south of Cape Girardeau.

F.A. Kage was sworn in as the new mayor of Cape Girardeau last night along with other new members of the council; by acclamation, W.H. Coerver was named president pro tem of the council.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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