Out of the past 9/27/12

Thursday, September 27, 2012

1987

The third annual Outdoor Worship Service is celebrated by the congregation of Good Shepherd Lutheran Chapel at Cape County Park South; the theme of the day is "How Our World Looks to God."

Sixty-five couples, celebrating their fifth, 25th and 50th years of marriage, are honored at an afternoon Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral; officiating is Bishop John J. Leibrecht.

1962

The R.B. Potashnick Co. of Cape Girardeau was the sole bidder for the construction of a four-lane Highway 61 thoroughfare in Cape Girardeau; the job will involve widening the highway from two to four lanes from the north city limits to the south city line.

The Arkansas Best Freight Line, with headquarters in Fort Smith, Ark., is negotiating with Delta Motor Line Inc. for the purchase of its properties; the transaction depends largely on approval by the Interstate Commerce Commission; Delta acquired the properties of Kimbel Truck Lines here from George Kimbel in 1958.

1937

W.J. Kies announces the deadline to raise $75,000 for the construction of a manufacturing plant for Superior Electric Products Co. here has been extended to Wednesday; $11,500 more is needed to reach that goal.

George J. Vandeven of Cape Girardeau, for 3 1/2 years manager of the national re-employment district office here, has been appointed veterans' placement representative for Missouri; in his new post, Vandeven will coordinate with all public employment offices to obtain employment for veterans on the basis of their qualifications for available jobs.

1912

Henry Wilhelm, 81, a prominent farmer living about five miles northwest of Jackson, in the Schoenbeck neighborhood, met a serious accident yesterday while attending the fair; he was leaving the floral hall and slipped coming down the stairs; he fell heavily, sustaining a compound fracture of one hip.

The racing at the fairgrounds is about the best ever seen here; two of the races are closely contested and a third is close enough to make it a great exhibition for lovers of fast nags.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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