Citing a lifelong involvement in public service and business in Cape Girardeau County, Max G. Stovall files for second district associate commissioner of the Cape Girardeau County Commission; Stovall, a Democrat, is president of Stovall Block and Brick, Inc., and of Max Stovall Excavating Co.
Henry Ratliff, a St. Louis stockbroker, was the keynote speaker at a gathering last night that commemorated the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; Ratliff spoke to a crowd of about 200 at Academic Hall following a freedom march from Common Pleas Courthouse.
Nell J. Holcomb, a teacher in the rural schools of this district for 44 years, dies in the morning at a local hospital at age 66; a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John T. Holcomb of the Hobbs Chapel community, she began her teaching career at Coker School; her other charges included Juden, Egypt Mills, Randles and Jackson elementary schools; in appreciation for her faithful service, her home community named its new school in her honor several years ago.
Five Cape Girardeau County boys will compete in the Golden Gloves finals at Cairo, Ill., this evening; they are Joe Crites, Robert Howard, Lee Crites, Delmar Brown, and Danny Estes.
Harry C. Rabe, former Cape Girardeau fire chief, announces his candidacy for city commissioner; two other well known Girardeans, Tom J. Juden and Ben Vinyard, are also said to be considering throwing their hats into the municipal ring.
City employees, under the direction of Commissioner L.H. Butler, have finished moving a large magnolia tree from a lot owned by T.G. Harris on Broadway to Courthouse Park, where it was transplanted; a large, four-wheel trailer owned by the Cape Special Road District was used to haul the 16-foot specimen to its new home; it was hoisted onto the trailer by an automobile wrecker.
The Rev. C.C.E. Brandt, who for 12 years held the pastorate of Zion Lutheran Church at Gordonville, has accepted a call to Bismarck, Mo.; he preaches his farewell sermon at Zion.
Margaret Hinchey leaves for Gallup, N.M., where she has secured a position as a teacher in the schools of that city; Ruth Crosser of Bloomfield, Mo., another Normal School graduate, is also teaching at Gallup.
-- Sharon K. Sanders