Out of the past 10/18/02

Friday, October 18, 2002

10 years ago: Oct. 18, 1992

Captive Free performs at Lutheran Chapel of Hope on Southeast Missouri State University campus in evening; Captive Free is music ministry team of young adults touring South Central region of United States; it is sponsored by Lutheran Youth Encounter, evangelical Lutheran organization that offers relational ministry resources.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kuster of Cape Girardeau were commissioned recently as ambassadors for National City Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Washington, D.C.; function of ambassador is to tell story of and increase awareness of congregations to this national church.

25 years ago: Oct. 18, 1977

Grain-elevator operators and farmers harvesting soybeans and corn to take to market are experiencing some anxiety over anticipated shortage of barges; that shortage, expected to materialize within the week, is result of wildcat dock workers strike in New Orleans.

With deadline past for compliance with state immunization laws for school children, names of 59 students in Cape Girardeau Public Schools have been sent to Division of Health of Missouri Department of Social Services for further action; state law, which has been on books since early 1960s, is being strictly enforced this year.

50 years ago: Oct. 18, 1952

More than 1,000 Cape Girardeau adults won't be able to vote in Nov. 4 general election unless they register to vote next four days; figures released by local headquarters of both parties and by office of city clerk indicate there are about 1,500 people who said they were unregistered at time they were polled by one or both of parties; 391 people have registered in past month.

Large crowd lined Broadway and Main street yesterday to watch State College's Homecoming parade; first prize in judging of floats went to Kappa Alpha Alpha entry showing furnace with smoke coming out several pipes, and Miners (Rolla) being tossed in to feed flames; on gridiron in evening, Indians blanked visitors 10-0 in front of crowd estimated at 4,000.

75 years ago: Oct. 18, 1927

Chaffee -- Apparently slain by gang of men who took him from local rooming house, body of B.M. Hargett, 35, of Jonesboro, Ark., and brakeman for Frisco Railroad, was found late last night on street in business section of town; he had been shot twice through heart and had apparently been clubbed over head.

Permission to use Fairground Park for automobile races it will give Oct. 29 was granted Cape County Fair Association at meeting of city council Monday by vote of 2 to 1; opposition was voiced by Commissioner Louis Wittmore, while Commissioner Al F. Meystedt and Mayor James A. Barks favored it.

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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