Out of the past 4/23/02

Tuesday, April 23, 2002

10 years ago: April 23, 1992

Southeast Missouri State University's athletic budget for 1992-93 fiscal year may still be cut, although not by magnitude originally recommended; Provost Leslie Cochran told Faculty Senate yesterday that some recommendation for cutting athletic budget could be made to regents; faculty senators expressed dismay over decision last week by Board of Regents not to consider Budget Review Committee's recommendation to cut $250,000 from athletic budget.

Parent educators are considering how best to cut 100 to 120 families from Cape Girardeau Parents as First Teachers program for next year; program has taken 50 percent staff cut for coming year as part of Cape Girardeau Public School's $1.2 million budget reduction plan.

25 years ago: April 23, 1977

Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents has authorized 10 new scholarships for international students totaling, $7,800 beginning next fall, Dr. Robert E. Leestamper, president of university, announces at conclusion of Rotary District 609 conference; Leestamper addresses about 500 Rotarians and their wives from district's 42 clubs in Southeast Missouri.

United Cerebral Palsy Association, Inc., presents its Distinguished Service Award to Oscar C. Hirsch, president and general manager of Hirsch Broadcasting Co.

50 years ago: April 23, 1952

Traffic Advisory Committee, meeting for first time last night with new city council, discussed number of proposals for traffic regulations, but took no definite action except one - to recommend to council that parking on Harmony Street from Broadway to Boulevard be limited to one side.

Report from Bureau of the Census shows that in census of housing taken in Cape Girardeau as of April 1, 1950, there were 6,521 separate dwelling units; out of this number only 142 were vacant and just 56 of that number were available for rent or sale.

75 years ago: April 23, 1927

Relief for Illinois flood refugees, being cared for in Cape Girardeau, enters new phase - gradual dispersion by families of groups assembled here within past few days; efforts to put maintenance of refugees on family basis are being made as number of families obtain quarters in various parts of city; temporary employment is being sought by number of men in effort to help themselves.

Albert J. "Hap" Bernard, director of physical education in Cape Girardeau Public Schools and coach of Central High School athletic teams for past four years, has accepted similar position with Junior College at Flat River.

- Sharon K. Sanders

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