Out of the past 1/30/12

Monday, January 30, 2012

25 years ago: Jan. 30, 1987

Southeast Hospital's board of directors has voted to name its new obstetrics ward after a man who delivered more than 5,000 babies; it will known as the Dr. Dennis B. Elrod Obstetrics and Gynecology Center.

A renovation and remodeling program that started in late fall is almost complete at Food Giant, 1120 N. Kingshighway; the work provided another 3,000 square feet to the store.

50 years ago: Jan. 30, 1962

Harry Naeter, co-publisher of The Southeast Missourian, is appointed by Gov. John M. Dalton as a member of the Mississippi River Parkway Commission; the commission is studying the Great River Road, from Canada to New Orleans.

CAIRO, Ill. -- Warmer weather speeds breakup of the massive Mississippi River ice gorge; more than 250 barges loaded with valuable cargo are standing by here waiting for the river to clear.

75 years ago: Jan. 30, 1937

SIKESTON, Mo. -- The levee that Gen. Jadwin built to protect Cairo, Ill., across the Mississippi River, tosses back the swelling water of the Mississippi, but the question remains as to whether it will continue to do so; with the swollen Ohio River, wholly responsible for the situation in the Birds Point-New Madrid Floodway, rising at the rate of one hundredth of a foot an hour, it appears the real test for the $21 million setback levee will not come until next week.

Cape Girardeau rearranges accommodations for flood refugees here and sets up two more wards for the sick; no deaths occurred overnight among those who are ill, now numbering about 96; one infant is born in the morning in the Exemplifiers Sunday School classroom at First Baptist Church.

100 years ago: Jan. 30, 1912

Mrs. Louis Stein and two children have gone to Los Gatos, Calif., where they will remain several months in hopes that the climate will benefit Mrs. Stein, who has been in poor health for some time.

C.E. Kage and Charles Huttmann have bought the livery business on lower Broadway from Judge Ben Miller, which will be operated by Huttmann; Miller is thinking of going to California.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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