Out of the past: March 18

Saturday, March 18, 2017

1992

U.S. Rep. Bill Emerson has acknowledged that he wrote six bad checks totaling $26,345 at the House Bank between Jan. 31, 1989, and Sept. 30, 1991; he says he was shocked to learn he had written the bad checks; the House voted Friday to release the names of all 296 current and 59 former members who wrote bad checks om their accounts at the bank, which was closed in January as a result of the scandal.

The Environmental Protection Agency has started a $2 million cleanup of the Kem-Pest Superfund site in Cape Girardeau.

1967

The City Council of Scott City has withdrawn its protest to the alignment of the new runway planned at the Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport, thus clearing a major obstacle to the awarding of a construction contract; the action came yesterday, after members of the Cape Girardeau City Council, who attended the meeting in Scott City, went into brief session and by resolution declared it would do whatever it could to maintain safe air traffic patterns at the port.

Twelve-year-old Jack Theriac of Cape Girardeau was trapped in mud up to his waist for nearly half an hour yesterday afternoon before firemen, using ropes and a ladder, could free him; Theriac stepped into the mud while he and a friend, Steve Frazier, were walking along Sloan's Creek near 900 N. Main St., "looking for fishing holes."

1942

Walter Herbert Schuette of Gordonville, his number picked fourth from the historic goldfish bowl in Washington, but holder of the first number included in the lists of the local selective service boards, will be Cape Girardeau County's first man eligible for possible military service when those men recently registered are called up some time in mid-May or June; the second number from the county to be called in the night-long drawing of numbers in Washington last evening and this morning was that of Albert Monroe Hargens of near Jackson.

Favored by ideal weather, the Lions Club's fourth annual Pancake Day gets off to a brisk start early in the day, as 300 persons pile into the ground floor of the H.-H. Building for breakfast; indications are that the club will set a new record for customers served.

1917

A wolf, measuring 7 feet long from tip of his tail to his nose, was killed yesterday afternoon near Brownwood, Missouri, the lumbering town on the Cape Girardeau-Poplar Bluff railroad near Advance Missouri; Frank Hopkins and Tom Baldwin Jr., were out duck hunting on the old Bloomfield estate, when they came upon the shaggy animal; the wolf, who was surprised while attacking a pig, made for Hopkins, who filled him with a mess of bullets.

Thomas Yow and family return in the evening from Detroit, Michigan, where they had been living since November; they intend to make Cape Girardeau their home.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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