f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/ en-us Star Vue Drive-In Theater aerial http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/64875 The Star Vue Drive-In Theater opened May 26, 1954 in Cape Girardeau. The site is presently Fountainbleau Lodge. (G.D. Fronabarger photo) Nov. 10, 1952 Southeast Missourian Will Build New Drive-In Announcement was made today by Cape Drive-In Theater Inc. of the purchase of a 19-acre tract of land on the old Hillcrest golf course on Highway 61 as the site for a new 750-car capacity drive-in theater which is expected to open next spring. The land was purchased from Mrs. M.E. Lesem.... Mon, 30 May 2016 00:00:11 -0500 State College baccalaureate line http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66031 May 28, 1962 Southeast Missourian This view from the dome of Academic Hall shows a portion of the long line of State College graduates moving from Kent Library to the auditorium for Sunday afternoon baccalaureate services. The scene was repeated today during commencement exercises. (G.D. Fronabarger photo) Four Musts to Full Life, Graduates Told A capacity audience Sunday heard Dr. James A. Wax, of Temple Israel, Memphis, Tenn., tell the 277 graduates at State College and 46... Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:23 -0500 Central High dress code issue in 1971 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65524 Bumper sticker: Fight CHS Dress Code It's what's in the head--not on it. Full photo shows a Volkswagen resembling a windup mouse making an appearance at Jefferson School: A "mouse" on wheels ----------------------------------- Jan. 12, 1971 Southeast Missourian, excerpt Dress code to remain in force The dress code for pupils in Cape Girardeau Public Schools will remain as it is until the end of the school year. This decision came... Mon, 23 May 2016 00:00:35 -0500 Nowell's Camera Shop http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65471 May 1, 1971 Southeast Missourian Bill Nowell of Nowell's Camera Shop demonstrates a Canonet QL17 35mm camera and a Pentax Spotmatic 35mm camera to Miss Susan Byrne and her future husband, Tom Reinagel. Miss Byrne is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Byrne, Cape Girardeau, and Mr. Reinagel's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Reinagel, Illmo. The couple are planning ahead so the excitement of their Aug. 7 wedding will be captured on film. June 19, 1979 Southeast... Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:39 -0500 Fountain Street parking 1940s http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/64547 The automobiles are parked on Fountain street between the Hotel IdanHa, at left, and the old post office or federal building on the right. Behind the post office is the Marquette Hotel. Byron's gift shop is located on the ground floor at the corner of Broadway and Fountain. A closeup of the photo, below, shows the awning of the store. (G.D. Fronabarger photo) The sign on the hotel lists room rates of $1.25, $1.50 and $2. Across from the hotel is the Himmelberger-Harrison building. The... Mon, 16 May 2016 00:00:06 -0500 Modern method of old teaching http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65704 March 27, 1971 Southeast Missourian Eighth-graders at Central Junior High School take English notes from lectures on a portable susette recording machine. Pupil experimentees in the new program are, clockwise from left, Marvin Jackson, Fred Bauer, Mary Jane Richardson and Christie Buerck. (See another photo below.) Still using old teaching method By John Ramey There's a segment of the old country schoolhouse method of teaching going on at Cape Girardeau Junior High School,... Wed, 11 May 2016 00:00:25 -0500 Flooding at Kingshighway and Bloomfield Road http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65088 May 8, 1961 Southeast Missourian As in the past, Cape LaCroix Creek couldn't carry all the water during the heavy, continuous rain this weekend. This picture was made Sunday morning after Saturday night's downpour, showing water over the intersection of Highway 61 and Bloomfield Road. The view is looking to the north from Kingshighway with Bloomfield Road at the right. (G.D. Fronabarger photo) Cape Target of Heavy Rains Parades of thunderstorms and threatening masses of clouds... Mon, 09 May 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Parker helps establish SEMO campus museum http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/64963 April 16, 1976 Southeast Missourian James V. Parker, employed by SEMO State University last month as a consultant for establishing a permanent campus museum, is surrounded by ancient pottery he is cataloging. So far he has identified more than 1,400 objects. Mr. Parker returned to Cape Girardeau from Phoenix, Arizona, where he was associated with a museum. (Fred Lynch photo) Attempt to identify artifacts James V. Parker, employed last month by SEMO State University as a consultant in... Wed, 04 May 2016 00:00:18 -0500 A "mouse" on wheels http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65522 From the children's picture book, "Alexander and the Windup Mouse," the Cape Girardeau Public Library equipped a Volkswagen to resemble a windup mouse. The mouse visited eight elementary schools with librarians telling stories to the children after school during National Library Week. April 21, 1971 Southeast Missourian Willy, a huge "mouse" on four wheels, scooting onto the front yard of Jefferson School Tuesday afternoon with Mrs. Nancy Archer,... Mon, 02 May 2016 00:00:41 -0500 Modern scoreboards at Capaha Field http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65819 G.D. Fronabarger made this undated photograph, possibly in the 1950s, of the baseball field at Capaha Park that shows the manual scoreboard used at the time. The story below from 1949 describes the square clock on top of the scoreboard. In the close-up below, note the inning numbers from right to left for the attendant to see. The game appears to be in the top of the third inning. There is a ladder on the far-left support. Aug. 13, 1949 Southeast Missourian __New Scoreboard... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:02 -0500 Wayne & Eva Rust mark 48 years in business http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/64847 Eva and Wayne Rust pose for a photo in 1981 marking 48 years in business as a team. April 12, 1981 Southeast Missourian Cape Becomes Home By Mary L. Spell, Family Living Editor "Let's go back home." Those four words were all it took from her young husband Wayne to convince Eva Rust that their future might lie in Southeast Missouri. Wayne and Eva Rust were newlyweds in Detroit, Michigan, the year the banks closed around the country, making hard times for... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:00:04 -0500 Tourist train begins operation in Jackson http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65660 April 20, 1986 Southeast Missourian The St. Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern Railway steam-operated tourist train chugs away from Jackson on its inaugural run to Gordonville Friday with dignitaries and special guests aboard. The train will make regular trips to Gordonville, Dutchtown and Delta throughout the year. (Mark Bliss photos) Tourist train offers trip into past By Peggy Scott Like a scene from the past, the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway,... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:00:32 -0500 State College swim team 1971 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65591 March 4, 1971 Southeast Missourian Freshmen have played a vital role in the State College swimming success this year. Above, Coach LaVerne Lauxman talks with a group of his new men. Ray Shanks is the fellow standing at left, and at right it's Larry Mercer. In the water, it's Kurt Hanneman, Phil Hogan and Steve Stiffelman. The Indians will host the MIAA swim championships this weekend, starting Friday at 2 p.m. March 5, 1971 Southeast Missourian State College swimming... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 00:00:06 -0500 R.B. Potashnick builds lake for Boy Scouts http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/64964 Reginald Basil Potashnick, founder and president of R.B. Potashnick Construction Co., began his construction business in 1926 with three teams of mules, building it into a company once ranked among the largest in the world. The company built several hundred miles of interstate highways, mostly in the Midwest, along with toll roads and thousands of miles of gas and petroleum pipelines, with the company continuing expansion into foreign countries. The company constructed 152 miles of the Alaskan... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 00:00:55 -0500 Suedekums recall early years in business http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/64843 April 12, 1981 Southeast Missourian Witt and Flo Suedekum share a task in their hardware store on Good Hope Street. (Fred Lynch photo) That bustling Good Hope Street By Mary L. Spell, Family Living Editor It was in the mid-1920s and Good Hope Street was a bustling place, especially on Saturday nights. The streetcars clanged and young Wilton (Witt) Suedekum watched from the doorway of his father's hardware store as the first of the crowd began to emerge from the Orpheum... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:00:38 -0500 Mayor Howard C. Tooke http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/64953 Cape Girardeau city councilman Howard C. Tooke discusses a point in April, 1980. He was elected mayor in 1982. Cape Girardeau Mayor Howard C. Tooke stands in front of City Hall where he has exercised leadership for most of the past two decades. He will retire April 7, 1986. (Fred Lynch photos) April 3, 1986 Southeast Missourian Retirement won't come easy for Mayor Tooke By Mark Bliss At 11:30 a.m. Monday, Howard C. Tooke will step down as mayor, ending a... Wed, 06 Apr 2016 00:00:01 -0500 Cape Central baseball 1971 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65597 March 17, 1971 Southeast Missourian Cape Central baseball coach Dale Meier, left, talks with some of his battery members during a break in a practice session. To Meier's right, in order, are catcher Gene Dewrock and pitchers Burton Bock, Gene Schlick and Mark Hogan. The Bengals open the season March 30 at Jackson. (See another team photo below.) New year, new boss for Tiger baseballers By Sam Blackwell Remember broken windows, grass-stained pants, a long, long string of... Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:00:11 -0500 April Fool's joke on Charles Clippard http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/64840 Charles Clippard, principal at Hawthorn School here, got some special "music education" today. As an April Fool's prank, faculty members turned Clippard's office into fan club headquarters for country crooner Slim Whitman. Clippard took the joke good-naturedly, and even revealed he is a true Slim Whitman fan. (Fred Lynch photo) April 1, 1981 Southeast Missourian April fool...$9.95, cash or money order By Sally Wright Owen It could have been something simple, like... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:00:25 -0500 Wiethop, Long and Hendrix http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65069 March 30, 1986 Southeast Missourian Wiethop, Long and Hendrix, formerly known as the Memorial String Band, take their musical variety act throughout the Midwest as they entertain at county fairs and other functions. Dan Wiethop, left, strums a 36-string autoharp, while his musical accomplices, Bear Long on the bass, and Doyle Hendrix, who plays the harmonica, sing along. Band performs across Midwest By Patty Gamma They could be called musical daredevils. When the stage... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:00:21 -0500 SEMO men's basketball second in Final Four http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/64952 March 25, 1986 Southeast Missourian As Coach Ron Shumate, right, speaks to the crowd during Monday's ceremony at Houck Field House, SEMO State co-captains Ronny Rankin, second from left, and Riley Ellis display the large plaque given to the Indians for their second-place finish in last weekend's NCAA Division II men's basketball tournament in Springfield, Mass. On the far left is SEMO State athletic director Marvin Rosengarten, who was presented with the runner-up plaque.... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:00:11 -0500