Out of the past 11/16/12

Friday, November 16, 2012

1987

An order banning all open fires and burning in Cape Girardeau County and the city of Cape Girardeau is lifted as a result of rainfall; the ban was issued a week ago by the county commission and the city of Cape Girardeau.

The Cape Girardeau City Council decides to establish a commission on efficiency in government; the commission, to consist of five to seven local business leaders, will review the internal operations of city government with an eye toward improving efficiency.

1962

The Jackson R-2 Board of Education has authorized school officials to cooperate with the Civil Defense agency in preparing plans for evacuating school children in case of a nuclear attack; at present, the plan is for all children who live within walking distance of 15 to 20 minutes of home to go home; this would permit the buses to reach outlying points within an hour.

Cape Girardeau Central High defeats Perryville (Mo.) High, 21-0, finishing the season with an unbeaten record, its first since 1945; as the game ends, a horde of fans swarms the Houck Stadium gridiron to mob the Tiger football team, which had just won the first North Division title of the Southeast Missouri Activities Association.

1937

The first snow of the season coats Southeast Missouri; in Cape Girardeau the fall is two inches, but it's heavier in the western part of the state.

At a city council meeting yesterday, city attorney R.P. Smith was instructed to draft an ordinance that would eliminate present commercial billboards and prevent location of others within Cape Girardeau; there have been complaints about the construction of billboards around the city.

1912

The board of commissioners for the Little River Drainage District has awarded contracts for the big job, with the exception of the contract for the north diversion channel, running from Greenbrier, Mo., to the river.

The demonstration of the use of dynamite in farming out at Martin Krueger's farm yesterday was seen by nearly 100 progressive farmers; using 42 charges, the expert demonstrated beyond all question that the use of dynamite in hardpan soil is a splendid method to get the soil in good condition to cultivate.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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