Out of the past 1/31/13

Thursday, January 31, 2013

1988

The Rev. L. Wallace Brown is installed as senior minister of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Lt. Col. M. Lee Hickam installs Maj. and Mrs. John Robinson as the new officers for the Cape Girardeau Salvation Army; Hickam is the divisional commander for the Midland Division of the Salvation Army, with headquarters in St. Louis.

1963

An attempt to clean out the intake pipe for Cape Girardeau's water supply at the pumping station north of Cape Rock has been abandoned, at least for now, because of the rise in the Mississippi River; a week ago, with the stage at 3.8 feet, workers prepared to do the cleaning job for the first time in several years.

A new, six-bed service room designed to give immediate and intensive care to critically ill patients opened yesterday at Southeast Missouri Hospital.

1938

Frank M. Chase, an assistant executive of the Lincoln, Neb., Council of Boy Scouts, is announced as successor to Cecil G. Morrison, as executive of the Southeast Missouri Area Council, with headquarters in Cape Girardeau.

Among real estate transfers recently recorded at Jackson is one by which the trustees of the Round Pond Baptist Church, formerly the Hickory Ridge Baptist Church, transferred the property of the church to the Cape County Baptist Association; a small sum will be realized from the sale of the 1.05 acres of land, the old building, the benches and the bell; the proceeds will be added to the fund for the rehabilitation of the old Bethel Church site.

1913

President Wurdack of the water and light company was in Cape Girardeau yesterday with blueprints of the proposed improvements of the water and light plants; it is proposed to build a settling basin near the present ones that will more than double the city's water-storage capacity; in addition, a large new pipe will be run from the pumping station to the reservoir on Normal Hill, connecting at several places with the main arteries running into different parts of town; every street in the town that has houses to speak of will have water service.

Professor C.P. Coley, principal of the Moothart Business College in Cape Girardeau, confirms that he has arranged to buy the school.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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