Out of the past 4/7/12

Saturday, April 7, 2012

25 years ago: April 7, 1987

In an effort to come up with mutually acceptable annexation boundaries for Cape Girardeau and Jackson, the Cape Girardeau City Council last night called for establishment of a committee of officials from both communities to tackle the issue.

The Jackson Board of Aldermen voted unanimously last night to proceed with plans for the proposed annexation of disputed land east of the city; the measure was approved while the Cape Girardeau City Council was busy laying plans for a committee to solve the annexation dispute between the two towns.

50 years ago: April 7, 1962

Two candidates filed for Cape Girardeau County offices yesterday and a third dropped out of the primary election race of Aug. 7; the new candidates are James B. Hunt, Cape Girardeau attorney, for probate judge and Truman B. Statler, a Millersville farmer, who filed for county judge of the first district; withdrawing her candidacy was Marybelle Mueller, incumbent probate judge.

Paul D. Montgomery, 21, has been hired as a patrolman with the Cape Girardeau Police Department.

75 years ago: April 7, 1937

In a quiet school election yesterday, which saw only 451 votes cast, Cape Girardeau approved the usual $1 levy for the operation of the public schools during the coming year, with only one dissenting vote; H.A. Lang and Walter Oberheide, unopposed, were reelected members of the school board.

The way is cleared at a special City Council meeting for the city to purchase approximately 50 acres of land near Highway 61 for the new park, the council adopting a resolution authorizing the city attorney and city clerk to accept deeds and issue checks for the land.

100 years ago: April 7, 1912

Easter Sunday. During the morning services at Centenary Methodist Church, B.C. Hardesty, superintendent, preaches on "Immortality"; members of the Cape Girardeau commandery of the Knights Templar attend the 11 a.m. service.

A big victory was won by the anti-saloon element yesterday in New Madrid County; in hip boots, skiffs, on rafts and by wading, in some instances up to their necks in the floods which have covered large areas of the county for several days, the "drys" ploughed their way to the polling places and voted saloons out of the county for at least four years, 477-309.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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