Out of the past 10/12/11

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

25 years ago: Oct. 12, 1986

The congregation of Hanover Lutheran Church celebrates the 140th anniversary of the church with a service of praise and thanksgiving in the morning; guest speaker is the Rev. Theodore Wittrock of Bronx, N.Y.; he is the son of the Rev. William Wittrock Sr., who served Hanover from 1928-1955.

Bishop John J. Leibrecht of the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese ordains Vincent Bertrand and Gregory Zatina as transitional deacons during an evening service at St. Mary's Cathedral.

50 years ago: Oct. 12, 1961

Dr. A.C. Magill (Undated; Missourian archives)

Dr. A.C. Magill, associated with science education and activities in Southeast Missouri for a half-century, is feted on the occasion of his 80th birthday and the dedication of the new Magill Hall of Science on the State College campus.

The Rev. Henry F. Gerecke, 68, Protestant chaplain at the Illinois penitentiary at Menard and chaplain at the Nuremberg trials after World War II, died yesterday at the hospital in Chester, Ill.; he was born and reared at Gordonville.

75 years ago: Oct. 12, 1936

A Trade Day auction crowd Saturday shivered as it bid, buying 119 articles that included miscellaneous merchandise and livestock at the free auction held at Fairground Park; a crowd of 3,000 was on the grounds at the noon hour, when visitors to the city were fed cheese sandwiches and coffee.

Admiral Richard E. Byrd, the first to cross the North Pole by air, has been engaged to make two addresses in Cape Girardeau on Oct. 22, one to members of the Southeast Missouri Teachers Association and the other to the public.

100 years ago: Oct. 12, 1911

As a climax to the protest raised by members of the University Methodist Episcopal Church South in St. Louis against the transfer of their pastor, the Rev. Ivan L. Holt, to Cape Girardeau, the resignations of members of the board of stewards are now in the hands of the new pastor, the Rev. S.H. Wainwright.

Through the enterprise of H.H. Mueller, the well-known pork packer, Jackson has a new up-to-date opera house; workers are putting on the finishing touches and, when completed, it will be occupied by Clippard and Crump, who operate the Gem Theater, Jackson's motion picture show.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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