f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/ en-us 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, with a... 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... 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 Jaycee Follies of 1971 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65486 March 6, 1971 Southeast Missourian Mrs. Bernadette Segros, at the left, and Mrs. Richard Steele get some "how to" hints on the Charleston from Tom Chatham of New York, director for this year's Jaycee Follies. Chorus lines will be stepping high when the Follies open at 8 Friday night at Central High School auditorium. Proceeds of the annual event are used to finance community projects of the Jaycees. March 12, 1971 Southeast Missourian Fun and laughter are in store... Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:00:35 -0500 Cape Girardeau-Jackson Interurban Railway Co. http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/64483 Three street car conductors posed for this picture alongside a trolley some time before 1915 in Cape Girardeau. Only Walter Poe, at right, has been identified. (Wanda Poe Fitzpatrick photo) Sept. 11, 1925 Southeast Missourian, New Building Edition Tram system is 20 years old Has rendered service in Cape To meet the growing demands for transportation in the absence of the speedier motor car of today, the first electric street car system was founded in Cape Girardeau 20 years ago, and... Wed, 16 Mar 2016 00:00:01 -0500 Vi Keys hat auction http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/64760 Cape Girardeau resident Vi Keys, left, takes bids on a hat modeled by Ann Smirl during an antique hat auction to benefit the Arthritis Foundation on March 9, 1986 at the Holiday Inn Gazebo. Mrs. Keys, owner of Keys Music, provides musical entertainment at the Holiday Inn several nights a week. Her third annual hat auction raised almost $500. April 9, 1987 Southeast Missourian Vi Keys, pictured at front center, is preparing for her third annual hat auction on April 16. Pictured... Mon, 14 Mar 2016 00:00:31 -0500 Nancy Reagan in Cape http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65408 Nov. 2, 1980 Southeast Missourian Nancy Reagan shares insights about her husband's GOP race for the White House at a press conference Friday, Oct. 31, 1980 in Cape Girardeau. Shown with her is Cape County Republican Chairman Robert Naeter. Nancy Reagan, wife of GOP presidential hopeful Ronald Reagan, toured VIP Industries here during a brief campaign stopover Friday. Here, she watches as VIP employee William Hester puts labels on cans at the workshop on Highway 74. Mrs. Reagan... Wed, 09 Mar 2016 00:00:05 -0600 Women firefighters serve at Whitewater http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/64841 March 8, 1981 Southeast Missourian Three of the four women firefighters on the Whitewater Community Volunteer Fire Department are, from left, Evelyn Nussbaum, Ann Gerler and Mablene Bartels. Not pictured is Joyce Horky. Lack of water at fire sites is about the most dangerous and the most frustrating thing that can happen, according to the women firefighters, but here, a pond was available, so they are getting ready to put suction in the pond to draft water. In a recent... Mon, 07 Mar 2016 00:00:59 -0600 Town Plaza hosts movie stunt rider http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/64146 Hollywood stunt man Dick Ryan performs with his show horse, British Wonder, at the Town Plaza in Cape Girardeau March 4, 1971. March 5, 1971 Southeast Missourian Stunt man says keys to his performance is planning By Reginald E. Mitchell Dick Ryan, a Hollywood stunt man since the age of 16, believes the key to his performing successfully is planning. His list of credits as a horse jumper in movies and television go a long way in proving he is successful. Ryan is... Wed, 02 Mar 2016 00:00:11 -0600 KFVS-TV Celebrity Telethon http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/63694 Cameraman Harold Bollinger focuses on Jon Walmsley, who portrayed Jason on the television series "The Waltons," as he performs a song on the KFVS-TV Celebrity Telethon for Cerebral Palsy on Feb. 29, 1976. March 1, 1976 Southeast Missourian Johnny Tillotson makes appeal for additional monies in behalf of the 1976 KFVS Cerebral Palsy Telethon. Mr. Tillotson was master of ceremonies for the event. Jon Walmsley, star on "The Walton's," talks to a fan over the... Mon, 29 Feb 2016 00:00:05 -0600 City Hall moves to old Lorimier School http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65272 Sept. 24, 1978 Southeast Missourian City Councilman Howard C. Tooke listens to deputy collector Clara Morrison's explanation of why she sent for a locksmith to open her tax record file cabinet. The cabinet was locked at Common Pleas Courthouse before the move to City Hall to keep drawers from opening, but at the new office even the proper key would not open the stubborn cabinet. Wilda Rudert, seated, deputy collector, celebrated her birthday on Friday, moving day. It was all... Wed, 24 Feb 2016 00:00:46 -0600 Cape's first bridge over Mississippi River http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/64569 The original Mississippi River bridge at Cape Girardeau served from 1928 to 2003. The Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce announced plans for the new bridge on Aug. 19, 1926. W.R. Compton Co. of St. Louis financed the project with the condition that the chamber would sell a total of $300,000 of bridge stock. On Sept. 6, 1926, the five-day fund drive to sell the required stock began, and by Sept. 10, a total of $388,900 in shares were sold, more than the required... Mon, 22 Feb 2016 00:00:18 -0600