f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/ en-us I. Ben Miller ice cream source http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70964 The Lila Drew Farm on North Sprigg Street was owned by I. Ben Miller and supplied cream for his ice cream factory in Cape Girardeau. It was named for his daughters, Clara Drew Miller and Lila Miller. (Michael Hahn photo) Previous blog: I. Ben Miller ice cream factory April 8, 1918 Southeast Missourian The One Kind of Cream that Satisfies There is a satisfaction in eating an article that appeals to your sense of security while eating. When you know by taste it is excellent, by... Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:00:59 -0500 Phone booth stuffing: SEMO students claim world record in 1959 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/71249 April 15, 1988 Southeast Missourian Southwestern Bell and the SEMO University Residence Hall Association sponsored a contest Thursday to see how many people could fit into a telephone booth. Four different groups attempted to break the record of 30 people, set on the SEMO campus in 1959. The record still stands, but the Towers North Hall Council, pictured, were successful in cramming 23 people into the telephone booth. (Mark Sterkel photos, above and below, left.) Below, right, from... Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Saving the May Greene Garden http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/71101 April 13, 1978 Southeast Missourian The future of May Greene Garden at Fountain and Themis is clouded by the issue of parking for Federal Court when it is in session. This view of the garden looks toward the Federal Building. Parking places along Fountain Street at the left have heretofore been reserved for jurors when court is in session, but the city has acted to discontinue that procedure. More photos below story. (Fred Lynch photo) Future court sessions, tiny garden... Wed, 11 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Arena Building dinner - then and now http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/71222 A large dinner probably in the 1950s was photographed at the Arena Building by G.D. Fronabarger. Note the tables set up on the raised basketball floor. State College and Central High School basketball games had always been played at Houck Field House until that building was destroyed by fire in February 1948. A temporary hardwood basketball floor was brought in to the Arena Building from the former Weingarten, Mo. prisoner of war camp. That floor was 60 feet by 90 feet which was larger... Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Cape Girardeau is All-America City in 1968 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/71113 The new All-America City flag is hoisted with the American flag in a ceremony March 21, 1968 outside Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape Girardeau. Below, James F. Miller announces that LOOK magazine chose Cape Girardeau as one of 11 cities in the country for its All-America Cities team which reflects purposeful action, not perfection, as the yardstick for selection. April 9, 1968 Southeast Missourian Magazine calls Cape Girardeau 'Life on Mississippi, '68... Wed, 04 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Troopers enforce 55 mph speed limit on I-55 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70797 March 30, 1978 Southeast Missourian Motorists exceeding the 55 mph speed limit on Interstate 55 between Illmo and Benton await the attention of two Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers. (Fred Lynch photo) Troopers ticket 736 drivers on Interstate 55 By Paul Grosswiler Missourian Staff Writer "It looks like they are selling policeman's ball tickets," one imaginative CBer driving down Interstate 55 Wednesday afternoon mused over the airwaves. But it was not... Mon, 02 Apr 2018 00:00:30 -0500 Easter egg hunt at Capaha Park in 1950s http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/71003 This undated photo by G.D. Fronabarger shows an Easter egg hunt underway at Capaha Park in the 1950s. The scoreboard at the baseball field was erected in the summer of 1949. Below is the scene in 2018. Wed, 28 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 Cape artillery scrapped for World War II http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70970 Two cannons are shown at the Themis street entrance to Common Pleas Courthouse in Cape Girardeau sometime before they were removed in 1943. May 27, 1912 The Daily Republican 'Cannons to the right, cannons to the left' Artillery placed at Themis entrance to park and others overlooking the river approach Through the efforts of the Sons of Veterans, four pieces of artillery have been secured for Cape Girardeau from the United States war department and have been placed... Mon, 26 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0500 First Federal construction on Broadway 1963 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70967 The First Federal Savings & Loan Association building is under construction in the fall of 1963. The building replaced a landmark, the Bremermann House, next to the old post office. The Marquette Hotel is seen across the street, at left, next to the KFVS Radio building and the Surety Building. (G.D. Fronabarger photo) Previous blog: Bremermann House The former First Federal building is currently the Rust Center for Media, 325 Broadway. Wed, 21 Mar 2018 00:00:49 -0500 'Miss Myrtle' was school marm, civic leader http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/71067 March 5, 1971 Southeast Missourian A woman's world By Sally Wright Brown, Missourian Staff Writer She's "Mom Sheppard" to many young people, "Miss Myrtle" to many others, and to all, a friend. Mrs. Myrtle Bronson Sheppard says "I'm a southeast Missouri gal" with the pride typical of one of the state's natives. Born in New Madrid nearly 80 years ago, Mrs. Sheppard moved to St. Louis as a child, where she received her education,... Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:00:17 -0500 SEMO Coach Joe Uhls ready for baseball http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70796 March 16, 1978 Southeast Missourian SEMO State baseball coach Joe Uhls conducts practice at the new Central High School gymnasium. Below, he watches a player's progress in a batting cage. (Phil Nash photos) Baseball Indians to open Friday By Sam Blackwell Missourian Sports Writer Joe Uhls didn't think he had the makings of a championship baseball team last year, but his SEMO Indians came through to edge out Maryville on the last weekend of the season and claimed... Wed, 14 Mar 2018 00:00:14 -0500 Meter madness: Cape cop walks meter beat http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70785 March 12, 1978 Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau Police Ptlm. Norval M. Friese winds one of the 750 parking meters located in several business areas of the city. Although nearly 30 years have passed since Cape Girardeau installed parking meters, the officer who tends them and the meters themselves are still targets of complaints. (Fred Lynch photo) Some drivers see red if 'expired' pops up By Paul Grosswiler, Missourian Staff Writer Ptlm. Norval M. Friese made a... Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:00:48 -0500 Naval Reserve site - then and now http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/71004 The Naval Reserve Training Center, 2530 Marie Louise, is seen in February 1969. The building was dedicated May 27, 1969. See the Southeast Missourian's editorial that was published below. The new Cape Girardeau Police Station and Court building is seen March 3, 2018. Salute to the Navy Its shakedown operations completed, Cape Girardeau's new Naval Reserve Training Center on Maria Louise lane opposite Arena Park was formally dedicated Tuesday afternoon. The community is... Wed, 07 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Was 'Puddin'head Wilson' locale Cape Girardeau? http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70794 March 3, 1983 Southeast Missourian Examining remnants of Cape Girardeau's pre-Civil War architectural, business and cultural heritage in preparation for a Public Television System version of Mark Twain's "Puddin'head Wilson," set in a fictitious community modeled after this city, members of the SEMO State University Center for Regional History staff and two Amwell Co. staff members chat on Water street during an architectural tour Wednesday afternoon. From the left... Mon, 05 Mar 2018 00:00:17 -0600 Frisco steam locomotive - river flooding http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68155 A Frisco railroad steam locomotive was photographed by G.D. Fronabarger along the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau. Regular steam locomotive service continued until about 1952. The photo is undated. Editor's Note: Keith Robinson posted this comment below: This from my friend and Cape Girardeau native, Ken McElreath; "The location of the photo is just south of the Marquette Cement Plant and its employee natatorium, along old highway 74 under the line of bluffs that used... Wed, 28 Feb 2018 00:00:40 -0600 M.E. Leming Lumber Co. lasted nearly a century http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70731 The M.E. Leming Lumber Co. is seen in 1939. (G.D. Fronabarger photo) See undated photos below. Feb. 28, 1993 Southeast Missourian Firm closes just shy of century mark River puts oldest manufacturing firm out of business By B. Ray Owen, Associate Editor When the M.E. Leming Lumber Co. ceased operations recently, it ended almost a century of a family-owned-and-operated business in Cape Girardeau. "The company was the oldest manufacturing firm in the city until we closed... Mon, 26 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Spanish warship Isle de Luzon greeted in 1912 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/69972 The Spanish warship Isle de Luzon was anchored mid-river at Cape Girardeau on May 17, 1912. The ferryboat Gladys, owned by A.C. Jaynes, was docked alongside. It ferried visitors from the Cape Girardeau wharf. The Isle de Luzon was captured on May 1, 1898 in the Battle of Manilla Bay during the Spanish-American War. May 17, 1912 The Daily Republican Isle de Luzon Arrived at Noon in Cape Harbor The Isle de Luzon, bearing the St. Louis naval reserves, reached Cape Girardeau at... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:17 -0600 Parking crunch at State College in 1958 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68544 July 11, 1958 Southeast Missourian These two pictures illustrate how serious the parking problem is at State College due to the number of students at the summer term who commute from distances as far as 50 miles or more. The top picture shows Normal from Pacific looking west, while below is shown the one-way drive back of the Science Building with Academic Hall, and more vehicles, in the background. (G.D. Fronabarger photos) Mon, 19 Feb 2018 00:00:52 -0600 Valentines were 'fancy and frilly' http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/70858 Feb. 14, 1978 Southeast Missourian Mrs. Eda Buck of Altenburg, Missouri displays her collection of early valentines at the Southeast Missouri Museum. Below are two of her favorite valentines. (Fred Lynch photos) Valentines full of memories By Mary L. Spell Missourian Staff Writer "Mamma insists that keeping her mementos is probably just old-fashioned nonsense," but family members tag her a romantic. Mrs. Eda Buck of Altenburg, Missouri, "Mamma," has... Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600 Otto J. Goehring's Transfer and Moving Co. http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67745 Otto J. Goehring, sitting on top of the truck, was the owner of the Transfer and Moving Co. when this photo was made in 1919. His brother, Herbert, stood on the running board of the truck. The picture was taken in the 400 block of Broadway. (Photo courtesy Flora Suedekum) May 6, 1918 Southeast Missourian Local and Personal Otto Goehring, moving and transfer, 229 North Sprigg street, Phone 878. Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0600