f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/ en-us Elephants delight thousands at Houck Stadium http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68153 The Southeast Missourian's 50th anniversary circus featured elephants June 7, 1954 at Houck Stadium. The Tom Packs Circus was seen by two capacity crowds. (G.D. Fronabarger photos) ----------------------------- June 8, 1954 Southeast Missourian __9274 See Performances of Anniversary Circus in Cape__ Two capacity crowds--the official ticket count showed 9274, the greatest number of people ever to see a single entertainment feature in Cape Girardeau history--laughed and... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:34 -0500 The third steamer Cape Girardeau http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68212 With the loss of the second steamer Cape Girardeau in 1916, the Cape Girardeau trade was carried on for the Eagle Packet Co. by the steamer Bald Eagle until 1924. On April 23, 1924, with Capt. William "Buck" Leyhe barking orders from the upper deck, the third and final steamer Cape Girardeau docked here for its christening ceremony. It was 233 feet long and was steel-hulled. A crowd of more than 5,000 persons jammed the wharf to welcome the town's namesake. It was christened... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:09 -0500 First woman meter reader in Cape http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67710 Aug. 17, 1973 Southeast Missourian The first woman meter reader in Cape Girardeau, Miss Janet Crites, is learning the ability to subtract is a must in determining the amount of various utilities residents have used in a month. Her instructor is Jimmie L. Smyth, district manager for Missouri Utilities Co. First woman meter reader to 'lib' it up in Girardeau By Cecelia Sonderman She's that gal about town. She might be seen scanning the yards, the basements, the closets... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:49 -0500 State College Pep Band 1961 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68542 Feb. 15, 1961 Southeast Missourian The State College Pep Band presented a jazz concert at the half of the Springfield-State College cage game Monday night. The organization, members self-supported, are shown in their new uniforms at final rehearsal before the game. Rudy Gardner is the director. Front row, left to right: Gardner, Jim Dunlap, Glory Kissel, Jerry Oliver, Jim Leist, Ron Hahs, and Nick Leist. Second row: Fred Palmer, Dave Miller, John Rice, Gene Zeile, Tom Dickens, Jackie Crites... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:42 -0500 May Greene School: a new spirit http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68595 March 1, 1982 Southeast Missourian Sam Jarrell, principal of May Greene School, displays the school banner to Billy Stringfield and Nicole Robinson. T-shirts are worn once a week on a designated day to enhance school spirit. Billy is the school artist who drew the bobcat symbol. In photo below, Gloria Willis and Lory Gavi are seen as they make a sale to Catherine Rhoton and William Campbell. Lee Ayers, left, Chris Chapman and Deniese Wynn proudly display the craft items they... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:47 -0500 Central High student body in 1964 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68154 The student body of Cape Girardeau Central High School gathered in front of the school along Caruthers Avenue in 1964. The following item from Out of the Past, Sept. 18, 2014, might describe the scene: Central High School students are caught between morning rain and a bomb scare; an anonymous bomb ruse causes the school to be evacuated while authorities search the building; heavy rain drenches many pupils and teachers before they are allowed to return to the... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 00:00:32 -0500 Spradling's spaghetti, more by Frony http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68191 Sept. 23, 1959 Southeast Missourian Mrs. Albert M. Spradling Jr.'s spaghetti dinner is looked upon as gourmet fare by the men in her family. Her young sons, Al, shown here with his mother, and Bob, insist that she put mushrooms and ripe olives in the meat sauce. (G.D. Fronabarger photo) Spaghetti dish, with tangy meat sauce, featured in Cape A big platter of fluffy spaghetti oozing with a tangy meat sauce--a salad of "everything green"--and thick slices of hot crunchy... Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:00:09 -0500 Joey Haines new SEMO State track coach in 1982 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68541 July 16, 1982 Southeast Missourian SEMO State athletic director Marvin Rosengarten introduces new track coach Joey Haines to the media at a press conference on Thursday, July 15, 1982. Haines, who coached at Austin Peay the past four years, takes over for Kevin White. __Haines takes over SEMO State track__ There were three reasons why Joey Haines was selected from a field of 40 applicants to be Southeast Missouri State's new track coach, athletic director Marvin Rosengarten... Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:06 -0500 Reynolds House saved in 1982 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68594 The Reynolds House, 623 N. Main St., is seen March 23, 2017 in Cape Girardeau. March 4, 1982 Southeast Missourian Historical Association acquires Reynolds House on North Main It came close to being torn down and being used as a parking lot, but thanks to the efforts of the Historical Association of Greater Cape Girardeau, the 125-year-old Reynolds House on North Main street has been spared demolition and will be renovated in much the same fashion as the Glenn House here has... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:17 -0500 Joe Uhls, SEMO State baseball coach http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68048 March 17, 1977 Southeast Missourian Coach Joe Uhls, veteran head coach of the SEMO State baseball Indians, talks with a group of veteran pitchers during a break in drills at Capaha Park. The Indians open the season Friday against Memphis CBC, with a doubleheader, scheduled to start at 1 p.m. Above, from left: Trae Hastings, Mark Doerr, Jeff Hunt, Don Buechting and Terry Bazzel. Bazel was on red-shirt status last year. Below, Coach Uhls talks with an umpire during a game. (Fred Lynch... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:45 -0500 Two-lane Highway 61 widened in 1977 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68045 March 17, 1977 Southeast Missourian Crews for R.B. Potashnick Construction, Inc. have begun the $2.2 million widening project for Highway 34-61. Trees near Wedekind Park are being removed. The road will be divided from the Interstate 55 intersection, east to a point near Boulder Crest drive on the downhill side. From there it will be an undivided four-lane road to where the present four lanes end near Route W. March 25, 1977 Southeast Missourian The once... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:00:58 -0500 Recycling to the last straw http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67998 Feb. 20, 1992 Southeast Missourian Students at Jefferson Elementary School visit a McDonald's restaurant made of straws on display in the hall Wednesday. Built by Kenneth and Wanda Corse of Cape Girardeau, the structure was made with 6,500 McStraws, 4,040 straight pins and nine bottles of glue. The Corses collected the straws during visits to McDonald's. (Fred Lynch photo) McDonald's restaurant made of straws entertains children By E.J. Rotert Jefferson Elementary School... Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:28 -0500 Capaha Field is fenced in 1977 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68033 March 3, 1977 Southeast Missourian A removable chain-link fence will surround the Capaha Park baseball field this spring. Above, Jeff Crites, left, and Travis Price install the final section in the right-field corner. (Fred Lynch photo) Hitters love that new Capaha Park fence By Ray Owen, Missourian Sports Editor Hitters love it! Pitchers hate it! That's the general consensus of baseball people who were present at the new "fenced-in" Capaha Park diamond Saturday... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:35 -0500 West Broadway then and now http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68241 West Broadway, above, is seen looking east toward Academic Hall in February, 1972 in Cape Girardeau. Below, the area is seen Feb. 5, 2017. Wed, 08 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -0600 St. Vincent's College http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/64485 Sept. 11, 1925 Southeast Missourian, New Building Edition St. Vincent's College Founded 78 Years Ago In recent years St. Vincent's College, Morgan Oak and Spanish streets, has been exclusively devoted to the secondary education of boys preparing to become priests in the Catholic church. The College serves as a preparatory school to St. Mary's Seminary, Perryville, where the higher studies of Philosophy and Theology are carried on through a period of eight years. The... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:00:38 -0600 Shumate's 'Sleeping Giant' wins MIAA title http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67786 Feb. 21, 1982 Southeast Missourian SEMO State's Jewell Crawford (13) grimaces while fighting for a rebound in-between three UMSL players in Saturday's 67-70 victory which clinched the Indians' first MIAA crown in 18 years. Grabbing for the rebound for the Rivermen are Tim Jones (23), Ron Tyler (51) and Lonnie Lewis (21). Below, Anthony Thomas, Southeast Missouri State's only senior, joyfully cuts down the net after the Indians defeated the University of Missouri-St. Louis... Wed, 01 Mar 2017 00:00:18 -0600 Harold Kuehle, camera collector http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67815 Feb. 16, 1992 Southeast Missourian Harold Kuehle displays some of the old cameras that he has collected over the years. Although the cameras might still click, the right film size for most is not readily available. (Fred Lynch photo) Cameras of all kinds Collection makes conversation pieces By Mark Bliss Harold Kuehle collects cameras the way some people collect snapshots. His house is crammed full of cameras, some of them dating back to around the turn of the... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -0600 The Dunk at old Central gym http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67843 Feb. 23, 1977 Southeast Missourian The slam-dunk, which was reinstated in basketball for the 1976-77 season, has added new excitement to the game, and above, Charleston's Ricky Frazier shows how it's done. The 6-6 senior frontman collected 23 points and hit the boards for 17 rebounds in helping his Blue Jays to a 73-59 win over Cape Girardeau Central Tuesday. In this play, however, Frazier was called for a charging foul against Central's John Heins, but the bucket did count.... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:02 -0600 Kingshighway then and now http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67787 Feb. 24, 1962 Southeast Missourian The view of Highway 61, taken from a point just north of the Broadway intersection, shows the congestion that builds up on the thoroughfare many times each day. The new double lane, to be built along the shoulder to the right, will extend from north city limits to Highway 74. The photo below shows a current view of the area. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:00:25 -0600 Washington, Lorimier, Franklin Schools benefit from bond issue http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67856 Dec. 1, 1972 Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau voters are to go to the polls Tuesday to decide, among other things, if classrooms like the one, above left, at Washington School, should be remodeled to resemble the classroom on the right. Mrs. Finley Maddox's sixth-grade room has high, noisy ceilings and hardwood floors. There is no rest room on the third floor of Washington School, either. A favorable vote Tuesday would change all that, transforming the unattractive room into one... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:56 -0600