Out of the past 10/30/11

Sunday, October 30, 2011

25 years ago: Oct. 30, 1986

U.S. District Judge H. Kenneth Wangelin rejects three motions offered by attorneys for congressional candidate Wayne Cryts and directs Cryts to submit to a deposition about his financial assets.

ST. LOUIS -- The 134-year-old St. Louis Globe-Democrat newspaper has ceased publication; the decision to shut down came yesterday, minutes after the Missouri Supreme Court refused to consider a lawsuit on the newspaper's effort to obtain state revenue bonds necessary for its survival.

50 years ago: Oct. 30, 1961

A strapping budget, the largest in Cape Girardeau's fiscal history, is adopted in the morning by the city council; the $871,489.40 budget still anticipates a balance of expenditures and income.

The State College Golden Eagles Marching Band was enthusiastically received at Busch Stadium in St. Louis yesterday by 26,696 fans, who cheered the musicians after a halftime performance at the Cardinals-Browns football contest.

75 years ago: Oct. 30, 1936

An order restraining the city from proceeding at Tuesday's general election with a vote on the proposed adoption of a 1-cent-per-gallon tax on all gasoline sold at retail in Cape Girardeau is issued by Circuit Judge Frank Kelly; the application for the injunction was filed by three citizens, two of them dealers in gasoline and similar products.

Dr. Lorado Taft, famous sculptor who died early today at his home in Chicago, was widely known in Cape Girardeau; he was here on three occasions and delivered lectures on art.

100 years ago: Oct. 30, 1911

Frank Kelly goes down to Sikeston, Mo., at noon to attend circuit court; he, along with other attorneys, are representing John McWilliams, the Scott County prosecuting attorney, who is suing Phil Haffner, editor of the Scott County Kicker, the socialist paper that has been after the officeholders of that county hot and heavy; Haffner has made certain charges about the county printing, and McWilliams is suing him for slander.

The riverfront improvements go steadily on; the filling in of the big curve below Aquamsi Street is nearing completion; the building of the concrete sea wall is also progressing rapidly.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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