Out of the past 8/5/11

Friday, August 5, 2011

25 years ago: Aug. 5, 1986

Beginning next month, the Cape Girardeau School Board will move its monthly meeting from the central administrative offices and into the various buildings of the school district; the first meeting will be at Alma Schrader School.

The Jackson Board of Aldermen last night announced plans to put a $750,000 bond issue on the November ballot to improve the city's water and sewer systems.

50 years ago: Aug. 5, 1961

Only four building permits were issued this week in the office of the city engineer, with a combined value of $147,000; two were for buildings for St. Vincent's Parish -- a rectory and a convent.

Homer George, Cape Girardeau pharmacist, receives notice that the governor will proclaim the third week in march 1962 as Poison Control Week in Missouri; a similar measure setting that week aside nationally is now before Congress; George has taken national leadership in urging control of poisons.

75 years ago: Aug. 5, 1936

The matter of nominating a candidate for sheriff attracted the most attention at yesterday's primary election; the feature contests saw Ruben R. Schade of Jackson, newspaper employee, named for sheriff by the Republicans and Fred Hartle, also of the county seat, picked by the Democrats for that seat.

BENTON, Mo. -- All the interest was in the Democratic primary in Scott County Tuesday, and the hottest contests resulted in victories by narrow margins for Wade Anderson of Commerce, Mo., for sheriff, the nomination being considered almost tantamount to election, and Lynn A. Ancell of Sikeston, Mo., being nominated for assessor.

100 years ago: Aug. 5, 1911

Magnificent lighting! That's the general opinion of the new lights in front of The Daily Republican office, which throw a soft, white light over a wide radius; people passing up and down Broadway the past week have wondered at the brilliance of the lights, which the Naeter Brothers have installed without help from the city.

After the final showing of Pain's "Last Days of Pompeii," there is a fireworks spectacle and the show is immediately torn down and made ready for its next engagement at St. Joseph, Mo.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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