Out of the past 9/5/12

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

1987

A committee studying future annexation of Cape Girardeau and Jackson basically split the difference yesterday; the committee met Friday to resolve a final area of disagreement, which was a four-square-mile area that includes the southwest intersection of Interstate 55 and U.S. 61.

Harry L. Crisp II of Marion, Ill., has indicated he may donate the former Pepsi-Cola bottling plant at Malden, Mo., to Southeast Missouri State University, which could be used as a branch of the school.

1962

A city ordinance barring children younger than 17 from Cape Girardeau taverns is being urged by county juvenile officer Jay Nations; Mayor Walter H. Ford and councilman John Hayden agree with him that children have no "business in a place where there is drinking."

More than 200 football fans crowd the National Guard Armory in the evening for the second annual State College Boosters Club barbecue; many out-of-town fans, including area high school football coaches and officials, attend the free dinner.

1937

Albert Koeppel, superintendent of the Sunday school of First English Lutheran Church, is the speaker at the morning services at the church; the pastor, the Rev. Roland G. Riechmann, is attending the state convention of the Illinois Luther League in Carthage, Ill.

The Rev. Dawson C. Bryan, presiding elder of the Cape Girardeau district of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, speaks at the morning service at Centenary Methodist Church, in the place of the pastor, the Rev. R.H. Daugherty.

1912

Robert L. Whitener of Texas, a resident of Cape Girardeau seven years ago, being chief dispatcher for the Frisco, came back into the city by automobile from Jackson yesterday evening; he said it was hard to recognize the town, as all the west end residence sections were fields and woods when he left here; there were no paved streets, few granitoid walks, no sewer system, gas plant or electric car line.

Manager A.M. Tinsley of the Cape Electric Light Co. is rushing the placing of poles to carry electricity to Ancell, Fornfelt and Illmo; the three towns have contracted with his company to furnish them with lights.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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