Out of the past 1/8/13

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

1988

A number of crosses were planted outside the Women's Health Center on North Kingshighway in the morning as a protest of the resumption of abortion procedures at the facility; Dr. Bolivar M. Escobedo indicates he won't be performing the abortions himself, but that three other area doctors will be doing the procedures.

Bunny Bread Inc. will phase out its baking operation at the Cape Girardeau plant by spring; the sales service and thrift store operation will continue at 310 Christine St.

1963

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. John M. Dalton stays the execution of Sammy Aire Tucker, 27, until Feb. 6; Tucker had been scheduled to die in the gas chamber at midnight for his part in the slaying of Cape Girardeau policeman Donald H. Crittendon in 1961.

Missouri Pacific Railroad crews begin repairing the Independence Street crossing; the repair work will entail complete renewal of the crossing, including new boards, ties and rails.

1938

Frank I. Jones of Charleston, Mo., who for the past five years has been a state game warden in a district composed of Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Scott and Mississippi counties, has been reappointed as one of the 27 new state conservation agents and assigned to a newly created district encompassing Mississippi, New Madrid, Dunklin and Pemiscot counties; John Souties will head the district made up of Cape Girardeau, Bollinger, Scott and Stoddard counties.

Workers are placing a partition in the rest room for women in the basement of the county courthouse, to create a room for the Jackson branch of the Social Security office.

1913

Ice covered the area yesterday, bending electric light, telephone and telegraph wires under the heavy burden; it's been a hard fight for those hardy men who climb icy poles to fix snapped lines; about as fast as they repaired a telephone or electric light wire, a tree fell across another wire or another overburdened pole snapped.

The Cape Girardeau ferryboat Gladys leaves in the afternoon to tie up for the winter season; Capt. A.C. Jaynes is taking his vessel to Fayville, Ill., and will try to secure anchorage with the government fleet there.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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