Out of the past 11/2/12

Friday, November 2, 2012

1987

More than 200 windows at Nell Holcomb School and nearly 100 windows at Cape Girardeau public schools were broken over the weekend in what appears to be post-Halloween vandalism; in Cape Girardeau, Alma Schrader School received the most damage.

Cape Girardeau police were haunted by an excessive amount of Halloween pranks over the weekend; nearly 50 property damage incidents were reported; at least 39 reports involved vandalism to vehicles.

1962

The injury of an Oak Ridge youth, the usual overturned out-buildings and a fire that destroyed a barn west of Jackson topped the reported list of Halloween happenings in the county; it isn't known if vandals caused the fire at the barn on the J.B. Brotherton farm, and sheriff's department officers are investigating.

Sikeston High School knocks Jackson out of a share for the Northern Division football leadership by downing the Indians at Jackson 20-0; the defeat is the first for Jackson in conference play and places Cape Girardeau Central in sole possession of first place.

1937

Holdings and businesses of the Superior Oil Co., which had headquarters here and at Crystal City, Mo., were taken over Monday by Shell Petroleum Co., which recently purchased Superior; employees and stations in Cape Girardeau will continue as they had been under Superior.

Workers at the new park project on Highway 61 are pouring concrete for the first of the main walls of the Arena Building; it's on the north side of the building; more forms are being put in so that the other walls can be made of monolithic concrete.

1912

Rumors are about town that a night police officer has tendered his resignation to the chief and that his place will be declared vacant at the next city council meeting; it seems that this officer claims he has been turned in by others of the force, and that he will do some accusing himself as he knows a few things.

Uncle Jake Kirby of Neelys Landing is in Cape Girardeau; he is an expert molasses maker and has just finished making 1,000 gallons at the Ernest Steinberg farm.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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