Out of the past 4/5/12

Thursday, April 5, 2012

25 years ago: April 5, 1987

The Cape Girardeau Baptist Association honors the Rev. and Mrs. G.D. Parrack with a reception in the afternoon at First Baptist Church; Parrack has served as the association's director of missions since 1969, and Mrs. Parrack has been association secretary 15 years.

A committee studying a proposed recreational lake in Cape Girardeau County unanimously voted in favor of combining two sites it has been studying into one large lake that would be in excess of 8,000 acres; the lake site is in the western part of the county and would include a portion of Bollinger County.

50 years ago: April 5, 1962

Paul R. Lueders of Lueders Studio is back home after a trip to Jefferson City, Mo., where he concluded his term as president of the Missouri Photographers Association; during the association convention, a gold medal presented to his father, H.L. Lueders, for his 1910 best portrait of men, was on display.

The Cape Girardeau School Board withholds signing an agreement to allow three of its buildings to become fallout shelters on the grounds that more information is needed; the schools in question are Central High, the junior high and Washington.

75 years ago: April 5, 1937

Melvin Schwab of Cape Girardeau will go to Terra Haute, Ind., tomorrow to enroll in a baseball school to be held there for the Three-I-League; Terre Haute is a farm of the St. Louis Browns.

The resignation of W.F.D. Batjer as secretary of the chamber of commerce is accepted at a meeting of the board of directors; a year ago, Batjer, who has served in the secretarial capacity since early in 1928, tendered his resignation to the board, but no official action was taken at the time.

100 years ago: April 5, 1912

CAIRO, Ill. -- Cairo is thrown into a panic in the morning, when the rapid rise of water within the city at Tenth Street leads many to believe the levee protecting the town had been breached; an investigation shows a problem with one of the pumps, however.

CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- Members of the Sixth Regiment of the Missouri National Guard are doing levee patrol duty here; floodwaters have reached the top of the main levee and only the new embankment that has been built on top of it is holding back the flood.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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