Out of the past 11/14/12

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

1987

After more than 70 years, L.J. Schultz School on Pacific Street is beginning to show its age; the south wall of the building, built in 1914, is buckling and is due for repairs; school officials plan to tear out the damaged wall and then rebuild it.

Robert A. Dempster of Sikeston, Mo., has presented a check of $100,000 toward the capital campaign for renovation of the Southeast Missouri State University Nursing Building in honor of his wife, Lynn.

1962

For a second time, the Cape Girardeau Board of Education denies a request that some Notre Dame High School boys be allowed to attend Central High School on a part-time basis to receive industrial arts education; the board is apparently sympathetic to the Catholic school's problem, but it doesn't feel it can legally admit Notre Dame boys to Central classes.

A fire, believed to have started around insulation in the second story of a supply warehouse at the L.H. Landgraf Lumber Co. Inc., 1459 Independence St., last night, caused damage estimated at $50,000.

1937

The Rev. A.H. Bueltemann, pastor of Grace Methodist Episcopal Church from 1916 to 1919, is guest speaker at the morning worship service at Grace Church; Bueltemann resides with a daughter in Peoria, Ill.; his brother, Ben Bueltemann, lives in Cape Girardeau.

The remaining members of the rural Baptist congregation at Round Pond vote at a meeting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hitt to deed the church property to the Cape Girardeau Baptist Association; after this is accomplished, the congregation will formally disband.

1912

The commissioners of the Little River Drainage District began giving out the names of the lowest bidders for the dredging work last night; among the lowest bidders for various sections were S.B. Hunter, Clyde A. Walb of LaGrange, Ind., Timothy Foohey Dredging Co. of Fort Wayne, Ind., Kochtitzky & Hawley of Cape Girardeau and William Crumpecker of Morehouse, Mo.

One thousand two hundred sacks of Cape Girardeau Portland Cement are loaded onto the steamer Rees Lee in the morning for shipment to Memphis, Tenn.; just a week ago, a similar shipment was taken to Memphis by the Lee Line boat.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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