Out of the past 12/7/12

Friday, December 7, 2012


As a cold rain falls at the Cape County Park War Memorial, two members of the Missouri 3 Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association unveil a plaque for the memorial; Paul Sherrard of Morehouse, Mo., and Howard Bretz of Jackson help mark the 46th anniversary of the attack at Pearl Harbor.

Authorities are attempting to identify a man who apparently drove his car off the southeast edge of the Lone Star Cement Co. quarry in south Cape Girardeau; the incident is believed to have occurred some time during the weekend.


Sen. Frank Moss of Utah, supported by the Navy Times and Parade magazine, would like to see a suitable memorial raised to honor those killed aboard the battleship Utah on Dec. 7, 1941, at Pearl Harbor; at present, only a small bronze plaque marks the hulk with these words: "In memory, the officers and men, USS Utah, lost in action, Dec. 7, 1941"; Cape Girardeau's first casualty of World War II, Lloyd Dale Clippard, was among those killed aboard the Utah.

Burglars broke into Dietiker's Grocery Store, 721 S. Fountain St., yesterday, stole $1,300, and then apparently set fire to the building to destroy any evidence of their crime; fire damaged the entire building.


Harry F. Leuer, secretary of the Meyer-Albert Grocer Co., a wholesale firm, and for many years one of the most widely known and best liked traveling salesmen in Southeast Missouri, dies at a local hospital from pneumonia; he was 63.

Skating is expected to be tried by Girardeans later in the day, as a heavy sheet of ice has formed over the Fairground Park lagoon.


Louis Houck returned from St. Louis last night, and this morning he tells The Republican that he has sold his road to a new railroad syndicate and not directly to the Frisco, as had been reported; he said the new corporation will take the property over as soon as all the details can be settled, which may require several weeks.

The City Bank of Bloomfield, Mo., owned by the Houck brothers, and which recently closed its doors until the accounts of the cashier could be straightened out, has reopened for business with Carl Weber as cashier.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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