Out of the past 11/4/12

Sunday, November 4, 2012

1987

Two months after an annexation committee reached agreement on a future boundary line for Cape Girardeau and Jackson, the issue is still unsettled; that's because the agreement has yet to be ratified by the Cape Girardeau and Jackson city councils.

Sarah Weddington, the winning attorney who argued the case of Roe v. Wade before the U.S. Supreme Court, tells a news conference here that Robert Bork, the nominee for the high court, is an activist like herself, and that is why the Senate rejected him.

1962

LONGTOWN, Mo. -- Two services at Zion Lutheran Church of Longtown celebrate the 50th anniversary of the building of the church; the Rev. O. Hemmann of Perryville Mo., delivers the sermon at the morning service, while the Rev. Kenneth Studtmann of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., speaks at the evening service.

A steering committee has been elected to guide the Westminster Presbyterian congregation until it is organized as a church; committee members are Robert Price, Dr. Dan Cotner, Paul Seabaugh, Stephen Strom, Dr. Joe Tygett, Charles Knote, Dr. John Myers, Warren Moset and Frank Lewis.

1937

The question of a "little courthouse" in the county will likely be settled by Monday; the County Court has offered the use of the old Sanford dwelling in Jackson to shelter county relief offices, as well as other agencies and bureaus that are overflowing the overcrowded courthouses.

The new seismograph building at the State Teachers College is ready to receive its earthquake-recording equipment; the building was constructed in the "Home of the Birds" at the rear of the main campus; the seismograph will be furnished and maintained by St. Louis University.

1912

At tomorrow's general election, voters of Cape Girardeau Township will ballot at four polling places, three in the city and one at Pecan Grove; the voting precincts in the city are at Common Pleas Courthouse, at the Cape City Bottling Works on Pacific Street and at Steimle's shop on Good Hope Street.

The Mutual Wheel Works, a new factory employing 25 men, starts work in Cape Girardeau in the morning.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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