Out of the past 9/13/02

Friday, September 13, 2002

10 years ago: Sept. 13, 1992

The Rev. Debela Birri from Ethiopia is Mission Sunday speaker at St. Mark Lutheran Church; he delivers sermons at both morning services, as well as gives special presentation for adults; he speaks about situation of church in Ethiopia and its mission, and gives information about drought in Africa and how to respond to needs of the hungry.

Apple-picking time started earlier than normal this year, thanks to good growing weather, say area orchardists; both Stan Beggs of Pioneer Orchards at Jackson and David Diebold of Diebold Orchards at Benton say excellent growing conditions have made this year's apple crop one of best in several years.

25 years ago: Sept. 13, 1977

SEMO District Fair officials are casting wary eye at sky, as fair exhibitors slosh through heavy early morning rain to enter livestock and other exhibits in annual exposition; but despite forecast for residual rains from western Missouri, which dumped torrential 12 inches on Kansas City last night, hopes are still high for successful fair run; on schedule for this evening is tractor pull.

Overwhelming approval was given last night by Cape Girardeau Jaycees to recommendation that club lease Jaycee Golf Course to city; major conditions of agreement include 25-year lease with option for second 25-year lease, and single payment of $50,000 by city.

50 years ago: Sept. 13, 1952

Another successful SEMO District Fair, 13th since its revival, ends in evening at Arena Park fairgrounds on spectacular note of automobile thrill show; it has been exciting and entertaining week for thousands from Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois who crowded park to see big exposition.

Fornfelt -- Burglars break into Fornfelt post office during night, taking about $50 in cash and stamps, and into Joe Mac's Rexall Drug Store, where they make off with watches, rings, cosmetics, some money, whiskey and other merchandise; drug store is owned by Joe McMullens.

75 years ago: Sept. 13, 1927

Detroit -- Behind steady pitching of Clarence "Tubby" Koch, Cape Girardeau team nosed out Lorain, Ohio, club in one of feature games of National Baseball Tournament yesterday; score was 6-5; Jack Hunter, diminutive catcher for Missourians, was hero of day, his double and single proving decisive blows that put over the victory.

Charleston -- Secretary of Commerce Herbert Hoover arrives in morning on last lap of inspection tour of flooded areas of Mississippi River valley; Hoover, who is directing flood-relief work throughout southern states, confers with Red Cross committees and relief workers from Mississippi and surrounding counties before departing for St. Louis; he will report his findings to President Coolidge.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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