Out of the past 6/11/12

Monday, June 11, 2012

25 years ago: June 11, 1987

Area residents were shaken by an earthquake yesterday evening that measured 5.5 on the Richter scale; the epicenter of the quake was near Lawrenceville, Ill., where there was significant damage.

A new 1,200-square-foot park shelter and concession stand has been built at Shawnee Park; the Cape West Rotary Club, in cooperation with the Cape Area Youth Soccer Association, donated the structure to the city.

50 years ago: June 11, 1962

The Cape Choraliers performed at the World's Fair in Seattle, Wash., in 1962. (Missourian archive photo by G.D. "Frony" Fronabarger)

SEATTLE, Wash. -- With flags whipped by a stiff, cool breeze, the Cape Choraliers sing "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" to open Missouri Day on the colorful grounds of the World's Fair.

A record 323 district high school pupils enroll for the Senior High Band Camp, the second in a series of music camps at State College this summer; it will be held through Friday at the new Brandt music building.

75 years ago: June 11, 1937

Cape Neon Sign Co. has secured a permit to install an electric sign at 42 N. Main St. for the Western Auto Supply Co.; the sign will measure 4-by-6 1/2 feet and will cost $50.

Beginning next week, the municipal swimming pool will be open for 1 1/2 hours three mornings each week for the children from the Smelterville playground.

100 years ago: June 11, 1912

Policeman John Macke protests against a recent newspaper article regarding the conduct of undesirable women on the downtown streets; he asserts there is no misconduct during his time on duty, which is from 11 p.m. until 11 a.m. the next day; in justice to this officer, The Daily Republican reports he is making it hot for many women who have been occupying rooms in the downtown district, clearing out a number of them and keeping a close eye on those who remain.

Five Overland, Mo., automobiles are brought down on the steamer Cape Girardeau, three for the Southeast Motor Car Co. and two for Richards and Doyle of Advance, Mo.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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