Out of the past 10/8/12

Monday, October 8, 2012

1987

Traffic accidents on average have decreased slightly along a six-block section of Broadway during the first three years it has changed from one- to two-way traffic; that's according to police traffic accident figures.

The River Heritage Mural Association has been formed to promote a series of 10 murals over the next 10 years depicting Cape Girardeau's heritage.

1962

Work at the Jackson Hosiery Mill is disrupted in the morning by a lack of water; a water main in front of the building breaks, and air conditioning and other facilities of the plant can't operate.

U.S. District Judge James H. Meredith orders the Charleston, Mo., public school system to admit, upon application, seven black girls to the almost-all-white Charleston High School; he also sets Jan. 14 as the trial date for the Charleston integration suit brought by the parents of a number of black children who attend school in the Charleston district.

1937

City engineer John R. Walther and assistants are busy most of the day laying out the half-mile racetrack at the west side park.

Believing patrons will appreciate local musical talent, Broadway Theater manager E. French Gallagher has arranged for an orchestra to appear on the stage each Thursday night; the Leon Jones' Blues Rhythm Boys are Bruce Goodwin, Walter Stroud, Glenn Stevens Jr., Melvin Leo Wagner, Charles LaPierre, Kermit Gerhardt, Tommy Chatham, Paul Trovillion, Leon Jones, Homer Gilbert, Bergmann Snider, Walter Parker and Clark Caruthers; vocalist is Marian McClintock.

1912

The American Clothing Co. has leased the Houck building at the corner of Themis and Main streets, which will be occupied by it Nov. 1 with a full line of clothing and gents' furnishings.

The ferryboat Gladys is doing big business, transporting Illinois farmers to this side to purchase seed wheat; 16 wagons come over for seed grain today, getting it from the Cape County Milling Co. at Jackson; 12 of these wagons return from Jackson late, and the Gladys makes an extra trip to put them across the river.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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