Out of the past 11/14/02

Thursday, November 14, 2002

10 years ago: Nov. 14, 1992

Eliminating job discrimination is key to improving lives of African-American families; say two NAACP officials; William Douthit, attorney for NAACP in St. Louis, and Ina Boon, regional director of NAACP in St. Louis, discuss issue at "Family Summit" at Southeast Missouri State University; about 75 people attend event.

Edythe M. Davis, executive director of St. Francis Medical Center Foundation, presents 1992 Womancare Award to Judith Ann Crow at Womancare Conference; award is given to woman from Cape Girardeau area who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in her profession.

25 years ago: Nov. 14, 1977

Missouri's coldest natural pond -- believed to be legacy of historic New Madrid Earthquake -- and 300-acre hollow in Trail of Tears State Park are among newest designated members of State Natural Areas system; Blue Pond is very deep, cold sinkhole pond in Bollinger County; Vancill Hollow is 300-acre forested watershed at Trail of Tears.

Members of both teams shook their heads in disbelief Sunday, after Cape Girardeau Central staged miracle comeback to edge Ladue Tigers, 20-17, in 4A state playoff game; Andy Limbaugh twice found Ronnie Rencher with touchdown tosses in final five minutes, last one coming with just 16 seconds left in game.

50 years ago: Nov. 14, 1952

All isn't well among men and women who judged and clerked last week's general election; many of them have declared they will never serve in another election again after spending up to 18 1/2 hours on duty conducting election and counting ballots; clincher came this week when county court authorized pay increase for judges and clerks - from $5 to $6 a day, well short of what workers had anticipated.

Missouri Pacific train and automobile sideswipe in 600 block of Independence street; no one is injured; Betty Ikermann of Cape Girardeau is in middle of line of traffic, which is stopped, and she is unable to move her 1949 Ford club coupe out of train's path.

75 years ago: Nov. 14, 1927

Motor bus war, opening when second St. Louis-to-Memphis line was inaugurated through Cape Girardeau, is raging, with one of lines announcing new low-rate schedule; Manager L.V. Hill of Southeast Missouri Transit Co., original bus line through here, announces new $3 rate from Cape Girardeau to Memphis, and $5 rate from St. Louis to Memphis; other line is Gregory Bus line.

With more than 500 people present for opening service at Houck Field House in evening, Community Revival, sponsored by churches of Cape Girardeau, kicks off; sounding keynote of cooperative campaign, Dr. J. Pendleton Scruggs, pastor of First Baptist Church, declares, "It is our duty to show our relationship to the churches, to put them on parade..."

-- Sharon K. Sanders

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