Out of the past 11/27/12

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

1987

City manager Gary A. Eide says he wasn't forced out of office by the Cape Girardeau City Council or the community; he says his decision to leave for a city manager position in Salem, Ore., "is clearly a great career step for me."

Merchants here and in Jackson expect the Christmas shopping season to be superb despite some reports nationally that it may get off to a slow start; if shopping during the past couple weeks is any indication, local merchants say sales this year may be better than last year's banner season.

1962

Emergency supplies, sufficient for 4,129 Cape Girardeau residents, are under requisition from the federal government, says city civil defense director Mrs. H.K. Carter; the supplies, to be used in the event of a national disaster, will be stockpiled in 12 locations designated as public fallout shelters.

A set of three toned bells manufactured in Holland is hoisted into the 78-foot tower of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson; the bells were given by the L.W. Kastens of Jackson; dedication services for the new church will be this Sunday.

1937

Eleven dealers are displaying the newest features of the 1938 model automobiles at a two-day car show at Houck Field House; on display are Packard, Studebaker, Ford, Lincoln, Dodge, Plymouth, Nash, Willys, Chrysler, Buick, DeSoto, Pontiac and Chevrolet cars.

Chicken stealing under cover of darkness is carried on extensively in Southeast Missouri; it is estimated that during this year, approximately 2,400 chickens, valued at $1,450, have been stolen in the counties of Cape Girardeau, Scott, Bollinger and Mississippi.

1912

A number of Cape Girardeans are taken as passengers by aviator Tony Jannus on flights of his hydroplane over the Mississippi River; among the lucky passengers are Acie Sherrill, A.M. Tinsley and the young son of Herman Siemers.

The commissioners of the Little River Drainage District award the final contract for the work in the district; the proposal by D.C. Stephens of Buffalo, N.Y., to dig the entire diversion channel is accepted and a contract awarded, which amounts to more than 8 1/2 million yards of dirt, at $1,229,704.32.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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