Out of the past: May 17

Wednesday, May 17, 2017


The Rev. Roberta S. Kidd is the guest speaker at the annual spring service at Apple Creek Presbyterian Church at Pocahontas. She is co-pastor of Presbyterian churches in Dexter and Marble Hill, Missouri.

Pledging to work to "eliminate waste, streamline operations and increase the productivity" of state government, Hugh White of Cape Girardeau launches his campaign for the Missouri Senate. White, 44, is one of four candidates -- three Democrats and one Republican -- to file for the 27th district Senate seat vacated by the retirement of John Dennis of Benton, Missouri.


A dispute over "hiring hall" procedures between the Carpenters Union, Local 1770, and the general contractors for the State College high-rise dormitories has halted work on both the first and second phase of the new college structures. The carpenters walked off the job yesterday afternoon, ending work on the first dorm, already substantially completed, and preventing the start of work on the new dorm, for which McCarthy Brothers and J.E. Hathman construction companies recently were awarded a contract.

Dr. Frank A. Wiley, coordinator of Mid-Continent Regional Education Laboratory in Columbia, Missouri, has been hired by the Jackson School Board as superintendent of schools, effective July 1.


Commencement exercises for seniors of Central High School begin with the baccalaureate service in the evening at the Teachers College auditorium. Preaching the sermon is the Rev. C.L. Stanley, rector of Christ Episcopal Church. The class of 195 pupils will receive its diplomas Wednesday evening.

A program of sacred music, including spirituals, is presented in the evening at Centenary United Methodist Church by the choir of St. James. A.M.E. Church. A plate offering is received to help that congregation meet a financial obligation.


The four representatives of Cape Girardeau who went to Topeka, Kansas, to appear before the National Council of the Knights and Ladies of Security in an effort to secure the home and school to be established by that order, return on the noon Frisco without the prize. The council hasn't reached a decision; members of the committee were W.H. Stubblefield, Thomas J. Juden, D.N. Stafford and E.W. Flentge.

Arthur Astholz, son of Capt. and Mrs. H.A. Astholz, is living in Washington, D.C., where he is employed in an ammunition factory doing torpedo work. His son, Artie, is stationed in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, and is with the hospital corps.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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