Out of the past 9/20/12

Thursday, September 20, 2012

1987

The 132nd edition of the SEMO District Fair/EXPO ended last night with a big crowd, capping a week of entertainment and agriculture displays; fair officials are confident this year's attendance will match last year's, which was around 82,000.

Dr. R. Charles Grant has accepted the call as pastor of First Presbyterian Church; he will assume his new duties the week of Nov. 9; Grant comes to Cape Girardeau from Colonial Heights, Va.

1962

The Cape Girardeau County Court sets the general election date of Nov. 6 for the special vote on the Crump lake bond issue; the bond issue won't exceed $72,000; the figure is left indefinite because the exact assessed valuation of the county hasn't been determined.

Owners of the compact car and the big V-8 alike would all pay $5 next year for their city auto licenses under a proposal being considered by the Cape Girardeau City Council; presently, the license charge is on a horsepower basis, which places the fees from $2.50 to $7.

1937

Louis Hecht is speaker at the weekly luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club, discussing the partition of Palestine; the British, which took over rule of Palestine under a mandate in 1922 from the League of Nations, wants to give it back; it is proposed that the country be left, 67 percent to the Arabs, 23 percent to the Jews and the remainder to the British, a plan that doesn't seem to suit either the Arabs or Jews.

The purchase of additional fire hose by the department is approved by the city council, an order being placed for 500 feet of 2 1/2-inch hose and 200 feet of 1 1/2- inch size.

1912

The stewards of Centenary Methodist Church are canvassing their members with a view of raising the salary of their pastor, Dr. Ivan Lee Holt; Holt has received an offer to pastor Rayne Memorial Church of New Orleans; while the stewards can't match that offer, they hope a substantial increase in Holt's salary will show their appreciation of his work and their desire for him to remain here.

A large crowd of Girardeans gathers in the evening at Common Pleas Courthouse to discuss the proposition of voting $230,000 bonds for the installation of a municipal water and light plant.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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