Billboards in Cape Girardeau are safe, at least for now; on back-to-back tie votes, measures to extend the billboard moratorium for two months and to phase out billboards in the city over seven years were defeated at last night's City Council meeting; the council deadlocks resulted from the absence of councilman David Limbaugh due to health.
A petition has been submitted to the Jackson Board of Aldermen asking for the friendly annexation of Country Village Estates; the subdivision is located about a mile northwest of the city on Route D.
A new armory at Marion, Ill., will be dedicated tomorrow, in tribute to Pfc. Richard Wilson, who lived in Cape Girardeau; Wilson lost his life in the Korean War; among those to attend will be Wilson's brother, Cpl. Ronald Wilson of Cape Girardeau, who is stationed with the Marines at Parris Island, S.C.
GRAY'S POINT, Mo. -- The original community cemetery, which saw its beginning more than a century ago and was the final resting place of the area's pioneer residents, is being moved to a new location on the old school house grounds; among the graves being relocated is that of Capt. Edmond Gray, a riverboat captain for whom the community is named.
The establishment of Troop No. 14 brings the total number of Boy Scout troops in Cape Girardeau to 10; the new troop is sponsored by the Rotary Club and is composed mostly of boys from the southern part of the city; E. French Gallagher is scoutmaster, and his assistants are John Davis and Silas Haynes.
Sidney Kimbell, a young Cape Girardeau man, applies for admission to the Methodist ministry during the quarterly conference at Centenary Methodist Church; it is the first time in the history of Centenary Church that a young man has gone into the ministry from the local congregation.
The Leming sawmill at Rombauer, Mo., just this side of Poplar Bluff, burned last night, entailing a loss of about $12,000; L.E. Comer, manager for the Leming company in Cape Girardeau, says the origin of the fire is unknown.
U.S. Marshal E.F. Regenhardt is in town visiting his sister, Mrs. August Weiss and family; he is accompanied here by E. Whitworth and L. Wittmor.
-- Sharon K. Sanders