Out of the past 3/24/12

Saturday, March 24, 2012

25 years ago: March 24, 1987

Ron Hines, director of Southeast Missouri State University relations, and David Ross, director of the new Show Me Center, were in Springfield, Mass., over the weekend to convince a committee to move the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division II men's basketball championships to Cape Girardeau; the two say they are encouraged by the committee's reaction.

CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Saying the present structure on South Main Street is in poor repair, U.S. Postal Service officials want to move the Chaffee Post Office to a new location and a new building; the lease on the current building will expire in February 1989.

50 years ago: March 24, 1962

The architect designing the proposed new junior high school has informed the Cape Girardeau Board of Education the final plans and specifications for the job will be complete by May 15; that's a month earlier than the board had been told.

More than 2,500 pupils, representing some 50 schools, are participating in the District Music Festival, being held on the State College campus.

75 years ago: March 24, 1937

Dust from the Kansas plains, blanketing much of Missouri, sweep into Cape Girardeau, providing a murky atmosphere made more unpleasant by a strong March wind.

When manager Marvin Gockel of the Capahas baseball team issues his call for tryouts, there may be a new pitcher in the ranks; he is G.A. Durland, an employee of Excelsior Furniture; Durland, a southpaw, is a graduate of Kansas State College and was with the baseball team when it copped the Missouri Valley championship in 1928.

100 years ago: March 24, 1912

The washout of a dump on the Gulf road near Froemsdorf, Mo., overnight causes a delay to trains on that railroad, the northbound passenger train having to detour via Brooks Junction and arriving here three hours late.

Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Meier, living west of Jackson, come over to Cape Girardeau to visit their aunt, Mrs. Henry Vogelsang; Mr. Meier's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William F. Meier, will go to Hot Springs, Ark., soon for several weeks.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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