Out of the past 8/14/12

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


A small city nestled along the Mississippi River is the likely setting for a new book by Elmore Leonard, one of the country's hottest crime novelists; Leonard was in Cape Girardeau last week to research his next novel, which could be set, at least in part, here.

The appointment of three rookie firefighters has brought the Cape Girardeau Fire Department up to full strength; the rookies are Harry Schumer of Kelso, Mo.; Michael A. Morgan of Cape Girardeau and Edward D. McElfresh of rural Cape Girardeau.


Cape Girardeau's 1962-1963 fiscal budget shot toward its first million-dollar orbit yesterday, falling short by only $12,452.74; the city council received the budget from Mayor Walter H. Ford and gave tacit approval to anticipated expenditures of $987,547.26.

An item of $200,000, evidently for start of construction of the uncompleted section of the Main Street floodwall, is included in the flood-control projects approved today by the House Appropriations Committee.


Loss of about $12,000 results early in the day when fire guts the former Mueller Brothers market building, 616 Good Hope St., ruining the equipment and stock of goods in the Good Hope Cafe and badly damaging the Art Ludwig barber shop; the two-story building is owned by John Sciortino, who had purchased it from the Mueller family 18 months ago.

Three Springfield, Mo., men -- A. Herrmann, A.A. Bollack, and Joe Francis -- have purchased the building and equipment, including 34 acres of ground, of the old Miles Packing Co.; the new owners plan to renovate the plant and have it operating again in 30 to 60 days.


Garrett Glenn will open his "Men's Shop" tomorrow, selling men's furnishing goods and tailor-made clothing, and all men's apparel but shoes.

Otto Kassel and Harry Gaines leave in the afternoon for Caruthersville, Mo., where they will join an orchestra on an excursion boat going from Caruthersville to New Orleans; they will be gone six weeks to two months.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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