Out of the past 9/15/12

Saturday, September 15, 2012

1987

It's Farm Day at the SEMO District Fair/Expo; along with livestock judging and a Junior Angus Show, a tractor pull will take center stage in front of the grandstand this evening.

Gary Kralemann, principal at Jefferson Elementary School, dons an Uncle Sam costume to help his students celebrate the 200th anniversary of the drafting of the U.S. Constitution; schools throughout the district hold special ceremonies in observance of the bicentennial.

1962

Crosby Kemper, the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, warned last night of "printing press inflation" and a new age of darkness and despair, unless the trends of the current national administration are stopped; the 35-year-old Kansas City banker spoke at a dinner in his honor at the Colonial Restaurant.

Despite rain and continued overcast skies, attendance is holding its own at the SEMO District Fair; the Trans-World Auto Daredevils will perform this evening in front of the grandstand; tomorrow's entertainment will include a beagle dog show, a horse show and the Blue Grass shows.

1937

Far beyond all predictions of spectacular entertainment, the "Arabian Nights" was presented it all its colorful glory last night at Houck Field Stadium, drawing praise from everyone for the smooth, clock-like manner in which it was given; the glitteringly magnificent extravaganza will be repeated tonight at the stadium.

With a troop added at the Training School, there are now 95 youths in the Cape Girardeau School Boy Patrol, which is functioning for a second year on a citywide basis; the youths, empowered to help children and adults, will strive to prevent accidents near the schools and elsewhere.

1912

The Rev. A.W. Lohmann of Hereford, Tex., has accepted the call to the Lutheran church at Egypt Mills; he will be installed there Sept. 29, the Rev. A. Bernthal officiating.

About 400 Cairo, Ill., residents come from that city to Cape Girardeau on the excursion steamer Sidney and remain several hours in town; they scatter about the city, and the restaurants and soda fountains downtown certainly do some business.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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