Out of the past 10/19/12

Friday, October 19, 2012

1987

Southeast Missouri State University president, Dr. Bill W. Stacy, says increased tuition costs at the school, which over the past decade have gone up more than at any other college in Missouri, are primarily a result of the state putting a heavier financial burden on students.

Cuts in administration and athletics top the list of budget priorities discussed by the Cape Girardeau School Board; the cuts are being considered because voters defeated a 48-cent tax increase earlier this month.

1962

Concrete pouring on Interstate 55's diversion channel bridge floor was completed yesterday; the operation marked the last pouring of concrete for the entire bridge system covered in R.B. Potashnick-D.L. Harrison Construction Co.'s I-55 contract; the project extends from Fruitland to Scott City.

Cape Girardeau's newest restaurant, Wimpy's Wigwam, opens at Broadway and Henderson Avenue, the former location of Kilgore Drug Store and Restaurant; the business is operated by the Lewis brothers.

1937

The County Court judges yesterday made a trip to Farmington, Mo., to plead their case for a WPA-constructed "little courthouse" in Cape Girardeau County before George W. Snider, district director of the WPA; Snider agreed it would be feasible to construct a building to house government relief agencies and other government offices that now crowd the courthouses in Cape Girardeau and Jackson.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Hecht and children, Cecelia, Martin and Jacob, move from 404 Bellevue St. to their new dwelling at Bellevue and North Sprigg streets; the new house occupies the site of the former J.H. Himmelberger home and overlooks a spacious lawn.

1912

Former governor J.W. Folk arrives in Cape Girardeau on the noon Frisco and is hurried on to Jackson for a 2 p.m. speech; he's scheduled to speak again tonight at the Common Pleas Courthouse here.

The Rev. F.A. Umbeck, pastor of an Evangelical church in California for 46 years, is in Cape Girardeau visiting his brother, J.E. Umbeck, and other relatives; the reverend gentleman came to America from Germany with his parents in 1850, settling in Cape Girardeau County; in 1857, his father, F.W. Umbeck, moved the family to California, where he died the same year.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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