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Fred Lynch

SEMO Homecoming 1957

Posted Thursday, October 8, 2009, at 3:00 PM

Crowds watch the homecoming parade for Southeast Missouri State College on Broadway in this picture taken on Nov. 2, 1957.

The float is a giant typewriter with the student newspaper, Capaha Arrow, announcing the score of the homecoming football game with Southwest Missouri State of Springfield.

The headline reads, "Cape Rolls over Bears 38-0."

The actual score of the homecoming game: Indians 20, Bears 0.

No doubt the Indians wanted revenge that year as they lost to the Bears 25-0 in 1956.

An announcer for KFVS radio can be seen behind the float standing behind a microphone in the front yard of the radio station.

The Marquette Hotel is at left. At right is First Federal Savings & Loan.

The other headline on the Capaha Arrow: "Doc" Brandt honored, 38 years of service.

This item from Out of the Past, Nov. 1, 1957:

There are a few early arrivals, but the majority of former students and graduates of State College returning for the 1957 Homecoming aren't expected until tomorrow; one of the highlights of the program will be a luncheon honoring professor C. Clyde Brandt, who retired this year after 38 years as director of the college's choral and glee club groups.

Note the direction of travel. The parade is moving up Broadway toward Houck Stadium. Nowadays the parade begins at Capaha Park and moves down Broadway toward the river.

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