Out of the past 9/3/12

Monday, September 3, 2012

1987

U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson wraps up his three-day farm tour at the Larry Bock farm near Jackson; about 30 farmers and agri-business men are on hand to discuss with him a wide range of farm issues.

Huge earth movers begin scraping the first earth marking the start of construction of the $10 million Southeast Missouri River Port near Scott City; the heavy construction equipment arrived by river yesterday and was unloaded from a Luhr Brothers Construction Co. barge; Luhr Brothers was the low bidder for construction of the 1,800-foot slackwater harbor that will be the centerpiece of the port.

1962

Rain spoils most plans for Labor Day; the major event of the holiday, the annual Knights of Columbus picnic at the Knights' Spanish Street grounds, is washed out in the afternoon; but a reported 300 to 400 persons gather for an evening auction after the weather clears.

Bad news marred a good football practice game in the mud and rain behind Kent Library at State College Saturday morning, when Bill Stocklas injured his shoulder; Stocklas was one of the Indians' bright spots in the backfield at his fullback position last year until suffering a shoulder injury near the end of the season.

1937

Indications are that enrollment at Central High School will be under 650 this year, while 730 were enrolled last year; according to principal Paul Jenkins, there will be three grades taught at Central this year, while last year the school had to handle 3 1/2 years of work.

Appointment of a permanent convention committee headed by E. French Gallagher, for the purpose of securing conventions for Cape Girardeau in 1938, is announced from the Chamber of Commerce office; a fund of $500 will be used solely to bear expenses of securing several large meetings for the city next year.

1912

Leona Cunningham returned home to Cape Girardeau last night from a two months' visit in European countries and reports a delightful trip; she was accompanied by relatives and a party of friends.

While the Saline Valley branch of the Houck railroad isn't entirely completed into Farmington, Mo., the road is into the edge of that town and within 10 days will be finished right into the heart of the city; engineers were busy yesterday laying off the side tracks, turntable track, etc., for the terminal yards.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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