Out of the past 5/14/12

Monday, May 14, 2012

25 years ago: May 14, 1987

River royalty -- the Delta Queen -- was on hand yesterday, along with a crowd of about 200, for the dedication of the Riverfront Park amphitheater.

A proposed "green space" measure has been added to Cape Girardeau's comprehensive plan; the measure would require developers to set aside a certain percentage of property, in an area to be developed, for neighborhood parks or "green spaces."

50 years ago: May 14, 1962

Historic Apple Creek Presbyterian Church and cemetery on the outskirts of Pocahontas, now 141 years old, will be dissolved as a congregation, and an Apple Creek Memorial Association will be organized Sunday.

The State College tennis players are the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association champions for the 1962 season, winning the title Saturday at Warrensburg, Mo.; members of the team are Ron Eaglin, Ray Hinds, Ron Moehlenhof, Bill Brinkhorst, Dave Watson, Floyd Hodge, Jim Enos and Dick Walsh; coaching the team was Charles Parsley.

75 years ago: May 14, 1937

Cape Girardeau holds the athletic spotlight in Missouri as athletes and coaches from the six state colleges assemble here for the annual track and field carnival; along with the regular events will be an exhibition race by Helen Stephens of Fulton, Mo., the Olympic girl champion, who will race 100 yards against 17-year-old high schooler Margaret Miller of Malden, Mo.

A Circuit Court hearing on an application by the Aquamsi Land Co. of Cape Girardeau for a permanent restraining order to prevent the city of Cape Girardeau from developing a park and recreation center on U.S. 61 is underway before Judge Frank Kelly.

100 years ago: May 14, 1912

Al Kimmich, Will Danks, Harry Danks and Ernest Foster have contracted to furnish the orchestra music on the steamer Cape Girardeau this summer; patrons of the boat will have good music this season from these Cape Girardeau boys.

Mrs. George F. Owens and her brother, Herman Bremermann, have gone to Cotter, Ark., to settle the affairs of her late husband, the Iron Mountain conductor who lost is life in a railroad accident last month.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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