Out of the Past 12/9/14

Tuesday, December 9, 2014


Declaring he has played a leading role in helping restore confidence in city government, Mayor Gene Rhodes announced yesterday that he will seek a second term; he will face Albert Spradling III in the April 3 general election.

Father and son William Holly, 48, and Michael Holly, 22, both of Cape Girardeau, are among the 468 undergraduates to receive their diplomas at winter commencement ceremonies at the Show Me Center.


State College president Mark F. Scully receives word verifying the invitation to the Golden Eagles Marching Band to participate in the inauguration of President Lyndon B. Johnson on Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C.

The State College football team took second place on the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association this fall, but the Indians dominate the All-Conference team; picked for the team are tackle Ray Hennicke, guards Joe Critchlow and Otto Privette and fullback Norman Dockins.


W.D. Ely, owner of a cleaning and laundering establishment, has been selected by the Optimist Club as Cape Girardeau's No. 1 optimist.

Dr. H.H. McGinty, pastor of First Baptist Church, was elected general chairman of the Community Christmas Club at an organization meeting of representatives of various civic groups Friday; the club will coordinate the preparation and distribution of holiday baskets of provisions to the needy.


The annual meeting of the Cape Girardeau Fair and Park Association was held last night and D.A. Glenn, C.A. Vandivort and William Bahn were elected directors; Vandivort then explained a plan to refinance the association; in short, the plan was to dissolve the present corporation and organize a new one with a capital of $37,500; present stockholders would each get two and a half shares of the new stock and the balance would be sold at par; the money would be used to pay off the indebtedness, which amounts to around $8,000; there followed a general discussion about the plan and about the proposal to sell the fairgrounds to the city.

D.H. Palmer, a former Cape Girardeau resident who has lately been at Bonne Terre, Missouri, arrived here last night to take charge of the Wasem drug store during H.C. Wasem's illness.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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