Out of the past 10/22/12

Monday, October 22, 2012

1987

Nine county officials serving on a pay commission to consider salary increases for themselves and three others decide to delay a decision until Nov. 18; Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle, who has indicated he would make a motion for maximum salary increases, says there are several legal issues he would like more information on before a vote.

Ed Dunn of Atlas Alchem Plastics was crowned King Boss last night during the 37th annual Boss Night banquet of the Cape Girardeau chapter of Professional Secretaries International.

1962

Rain-softened farmlands in Southeast Missouri have stalled the final stages of a successful cotton and corn harvest and have slowed the early combining of soybeans; the cotton harvest in seven counties is about 70 percent complete.

The Cape Girardeau City Council flashes the green light for the purchase of six new traffic signals, which will give Broadway a synchronized system from Caruthers Avenue to Fountain Street and will update the Sprigg Street-Good Hope Street corner.

1937

G.E. Smiley is operating a miniature train at the Stearns service station on Highway 25, six miles north of Jackson; the cars are big enough to accommodate adults or children, and the engine burns coal like a big locomotive; parts were cast in local foundries, the Wagner Bros. shop in Jackson installing the boiler flues.

Wesley A. Deneke of Flat River, Mo., was elected president of the Southeast Missouri Teachers Association last night; he succeeds Alma Schrader of Cape Girardeau.

1912

The city council last night accepted a petition asking for the improvement of Sprigg Street, from North Street to the north city limits, calling for granitoid walks and gutters the entire distance; this, along with the move to construct a North End Boulevard, will make the beautiful Monticello and Grandview Place additions easier to access.

Vogelsang Bros., contractors, are getting along fine with the new hotel building at Broadway and Fountain Street; workers complete the concrete work and plan to start the brick work just as soon as the algonite trimmings arrive; the first four stories of the building will be concrete, while the fifth will be of brick.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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