Out of the past 9/19/01

Wednesday, September 19, 2001

10 years ago: Sept. 19, 1991

Shelves are empty where 5,000 pounds of free food used to be, and Bethesda Fellowship, 14 N. Sprigg, is turning people away who depend on that food; Fellowship, which has given away free food and clothing to needy for five years, stopped giving food away Tuesday; if it doesn't get outside funding, it will have to stop giving away free clothing as well, and close its doors at end of October.

Southeast Missouri State University's proposed College of Business Administration building will include international business center thanks in part to $150,000 donation from Japanese businessman; Yoshihiro Takase, longtime friend and supporter of university, made donation Wednesday.

25 years ago: Sept. 19, 1976

Salvation Army is on march again in Cape Girardeau; Capt. Harry Litherland, veteran leader in Army, and his family have been assigned to this area; local Army serves Cape Girardean and Scott counties in Missouri and Alexander and Pulaski counties in Illinois.

Pocahontas - Annual fall vesper service and dinner are held on grounds of Apple Creek Presbyterian Church near Pocahontas; Herold S. Adams of Louisville Ky., is guest speaker; he was born near Pocahontas and attended church services at Apple Creek Presbyterian as a boy.

50 years ago: Sept. 19, 1951

Six thousand people turned out last night to watch Golden Troopers perform at Houck Field House; group will furnish strong competition for other top drum and bugle corps at American Legion national convention at Miami, Fla., next moth; Troopers were resplendent in their brilliant white and gold uniforms, as they thrilled jam-packed stadium with presentation of their state championship drill program.

New Fire Station No. 3 at Emerald and Middle streets opens, but crews won't make runs today or Thursday unless alarm comes while trucks from Station No. 1 are out on duty; Friday, new station will begin responding to any alarms in its district; six men at new station are divided into crews under command of Capt. Dewey Hinton and Capt. Wilber Kesterson, both experienced firefighters.

75 years ago: Sept. 19, 1926

Kelso - Archbishop John J. Glennon of St. Louis has appointed the Rev. Joseph Keusenkothen as assistant to the Rev. John H. Muehlsiepen, pastor of St. Augustine Catholic Church; new assistant came to Kelso with his parents from Germany about 15 years ago and completed his primary education in Kelso school; he studied at St. Louis University and Kenrick Seminary, being ordained in June 1925; Keusenkothen is son of Mr. and Mrs. John Keusenkothen, and his mother is sister of Muehlsiepen.

After 25 years as treasurer of Grace Methodist Church, Charles J. Haman, Broadway shoe store proprietor, resigned that post; Phil C. Haman, Broadway druggist, was chosen as his successor.

- Sharon K. Sanders

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