Out of the past 10/16/12

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

1987

The county commission expressed concern yesterday over the local public defender office in a meeting with Terry Brummer, director of the Missouri Public Defender Commission; Presiding Commissioner Gene Huckstep asked a number of questions about the office and outlined his concern that the office is growing too rapidly and consuming more and more space than the county is required to provide.

A 28-acre tract, bordering Shawnee Park, is being offered to the city for use as park land by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hermann of Cape Girardeau.

1962

The Armstrong Cork Co., which owns a tract of property south of Cape Girardeau, has agreed to sell up to 200 acres of it to the Greater Cape Girardeau Development Corp. for an industrial park.

Arriving two hours ahead of his scheduled time, former president Harry Truman reaches Cape Girardeau shortly before noon and spends most of the time resting before a news conference at Memorial Hall on the State College campus; Truman will be the principal speaker tonight at the Bootheel Democratic Club rally at the Arena Building.

1937

The 30th annual Farmers Institute at Oak Ridge draws to a close in the afternoon, after a crowd of near record size had attended the two-day event and one of the largest crowds was at the annual saddle and harness horse show last night.

KENNETT, Mo. -- Dunklin County Circuit Court, scheduled to open here Monday, has been postponed until Nov. 8 because, on Monday, workers will begin razing the present Dunklin County courthouse to make way for the new one to be built on the same site.

1912

A lot of work is being done on the Cape Girardeau & Thebes tracks; for about three miles, the track has been raised three feet through the lowlands; concrete piers have been put in at the government levee, and the approaches have been filled in; at Ancell, at the connection with the Cotton Belt, the tracks will be extended east for 1,000 feet in order to facilitate the transfer business between the two roads.

Edyth Vorbeck, singing the lead role of "Phyllis Ellis," performs at the Grand Theater in the evening in "The Girl from Virginia."

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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