Out of the past 6/28/12

Thursday, June 28, 2012

25 years ago: June 28, 1987

A reception and welcome home for returning missionaries Jed Lund of Jackson and Darin Long of Cape Girardeau are held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints here; Lund has spent two years in Southern California, while Long has been in Taiwan two years.

The Youth Fellowship of Eisleben Lutheran Church in Scott City is repainting the side of the Harmon Furniture building with a mural declaring "Jesus died for you."

50 years ago: June 28, 1962

Publishers of the Missourian newspaper displayed this "Tree of El Tule" at Courthouse Park in 1962. (Missourian archive photo by G.D. "Frony" Fronabarger)

The publishers of the Southeast Missourian have acquired three saplings of the famous Tree of El Tule from a nurseryman in Brownsville, Texas; a sample of the tree, which authorities said wouldn't grow this far north, is on display in Courthouse Park in a specially-made wire cage.

St. Louis Cardinals' chief scout, Walter G. Shannon, was guest speaker last night at a banquet honoring members of Central High School's state champion baseball team; Shannon advised his young listeners to attend college and play ball there before thinking of a professional baseball career.

75 years ago: June 28, 1937

A Missouri Pacific Railroad crew starts ripping out old timbers at crossings along the switch line on Independence Street; the seven grade crossings on Independence, west from and including Frederick Street, will be rebuilt using white oak timbers.

Henry F. Wickham, Cape Girardeau's police chief for 14 months, has received official notice of his selection as a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper; he turns in his resignation to Mayor Charles G. Wilson and is preparing to depart Wednesday for Nevada, Mo., where he will train with 35 others from various parts of Missouri.

100 years ago: June 28, 1912

Manager Edgar Smith of the Riverside Lumber Co. leaves for several weeks' vacation; he will stop at Hamburg, Mo., on his way home for his wife, who has been visiting her parents for the past two months.

Henry Young has sold his interest in the Southeast Missouri Undertaking Co. to Martin Lorberg.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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