Out of the past 5/25/12

Friday, May 25, 2012

25 years ago: May 25, 1987

Retired Army Col. Richard Rice is the guest speaker before the largest audience ever assembled for a Memorial Day service since it was instituted by the Cape Girardeau County Joint Veterans Council 35 years ago; he spoke to a crowd of between 250 and 300 people at the county park; for the first time, an "Avenue of Flags," featuring 129 burial flags from deceased Cape Girardeau County veterans, waves on the breeze.

The Pie and Cake Factory, 115 Broadway, has a new look and a new menu; the restaurant, owned by Don and Margie McAnally, was recently remodeled and its menu expanded.

50 years ago: May 25, 1962

School chums in every sense of the word are five young people from Malden, Mo., who will graduate Monday from State College after completing 16 years of continuous schooling together; they are David Watson, Jay Summers, Bob Carman, Jane Roberts and Maryann Beall.

Although a line of thunderstorms passing through the Cape Girardeau area in the morning brings cooler temperatures, it does little in the way of stopping a seriously developing drought condition.

75 years ago: May 25, 1937

The Cape Girardeau School Board last night selected two teachers for the next term; Joe R. McDonald will teach social science and physical education at Franklin School, and Mrs. Anna Siebert was re-employed as a member of the staff of that school.

Robert J. Wilson of Cape Girardeau will receive a safe-driving award from the state department of education; Wilson has driven a school bus here since 1930 without an accident.

100 years ago: May 25, 1912

At the sale of the F.W. Pott property in the afternoon, the property was bought by his heirs, the amount of purchase price being $9,000.

Here's an invitation to the men to attend church in their shirt sleeves; the Rev. Frank Y. Campbell, pastor of First Baptist Church, will begin preaching every Sunday evening at the Hippodrome; the location will undoubtedly appeal to many who dislike the discomfort of a coat in hot weather.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: