Out of the past 12/7/01

Friday, December 7, 2001

10 years ago: Dec. 7, 1991

Seventh candidate for City Council filed Friday, but his eligibility is in question leaving doubt as to whether there will be primary election Feb. 4; primary is held if there are seven or more candidates for three council seats to be decided in April municipal election; Jesse D. Hopple, who filed Friday, moved to Cape Girardeau with his wife, Frieda, in December 1990; city charter states that council member must be resident of city for at least four consecutive years immediately prior to his election.

Jackson -- John Lichtenegger, attorney from Jackson, has been elected to one-year term as president of University of Missouri Board of Curators.

25 years ago: Dec. 7, 1976

Winter raked its icy fingers across northern Cape Girardeau County last night, leaving frozen rain, sleet and snow on roadways and bridges; with 20-degree weather and wind chill factor of 6 below zero, many awaken to find car doors frozen shut.

Two additions and remodeling of kitchen facilities at Army National Guard Armory on Independence street are to be undertaken in near future with bids now being sought for project; addition will be made across front of south side of Armory to provide needed office space; at rear of building, two-story addition will contain offices, classes, library and enlarged supply room.

50 years ago: Dec. 7, 1951

Two appointments were made at routine meeting of Board of Regents at State College yesterday; Alton T. Bray, assistant registrar since 1945, was appointed registrar to succeed late E.F. Vaeth, who had been on college staff more than 40 years; Bray graduated from the college in 1941; Jack Wimp, procurement officer, was elected treasurer of college and of Board of Regents, posts also held by Vaeth.

Unless there is unprecedented amount of building in December, Cape Girardeau seems destined to fall just a few thousand dollars short of $2,500,000 mark in its 1951 building program; November permits showed declared value of $67,000 for 20 buildings, boosting 11-month total to $2,394,023.

75 years ago: Dec. 7, 1926

Cape Girardeau's liquor ordinance, to make it conform with ruling in Common Pleas Court Monday in which Judge O.A. Knehans held one section was more stringent than state's enabling act, will be re-drafted at once; court decision drew distinction between city's provision for "possession" of liquor and that drawn by state's enabling act which set out that "possession" is illegal where there is "an intent to sell or give away."

Combination sanitary and storm water sewer for district on North Main Street, south and east of Lorimier Cemetery, was proposed to City Council at its meeting yesterday; it will likely be ordered installed soon after new year.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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