f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/ en-us Don Louis Lorimier http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66490 Aug. 18, 1956 Southeast Missourian The only picture of Don Louis Lorimier is the painting done by Tony Rosso, a member of The Missourian art staff, who did the painting in 1946 from a description of Lorimier written by Louis Houck. In the painting, Lorimier is astride his spotted pony, using his long queue as a riding whip. The description of Lorimier was printed in this story from the sesquicentennial edition of the Southeast Missourian: Lorimier, Founder of Cape, Lived an... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:05 -0500 Breathalyzer for Cape police 1960 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66657 Nov. 1, 1960 Southeast Missourian The new Breathalyzer, used to determine intoxication of drivers and other persons suspected of being drunk, arrived at Cape Girardeau police station Monday and was demonstrated for various area law enforcement officers. From the left, Sgt. G.W. Lampley of the State Highway Patrol, Cape Police Chief Percy R. Little, Cape County Sheriff John C. Crites, Evidence Technician of the Highway Patrol Sgt. Howard I. Rhodes, Cape City Court Judge Vernon Auer, Cape... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:46 -0500 Parking tickets "civilianized" http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66001 Aug. 12, 1981 Southeast Missourian In her second day on the job today, police aide Kathy Payne marks the tires on a car on Water street. She is one of two women hired by the city recently as part of a new system of administering parking tickets and fines. Parking tickets easier to pay By Greg Sellnow Cape Girardeau residents who receive parking tickets will no longer need to be processed as if they had committed a major offense. Beginning Friday, a new system will go into effect... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:20 -0500 Cape Girardeau Northern Engine No. 9 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/64568 Louis Houck completed the basic lines of the Cape Girardeau Northern Railroad by 1905. That line extended from the Thebes bridge to Cape Girardeau and on to Jackson, Perryville and Perryville Junction opposite Chester, Ill., on the Frisco line. In Cape Girardeau, underpasses had to be constructed on Good Hope street and Morgan Oak street. Employees of Houck's railroad lined up in front of Engine No. 9 and the C.G.N. depot on Independence Street for this photo. The Missouri Pacific... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:00:26 -0500 Louis Houck on the stump http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/64484 Sept. 11, 1925 Southeast Missourian, New Building Edition Mr. Louis Houck At the great memorial meeting held at the State College to eulogize Louis Houck, president of the Board of Regents for nearly 40 years, and recognized as the father of the institution, it was said that if a permanent memorial is to be erected it should be made from a picture that hung on the wall of his office, and under it should be the inscription, "It shall be done." This is a copy of the picture. It... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:58 -0500 Stratospheric balloon launch at Cape airport http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66243 Sept. 11, 1972 Southeast Missourian Just prior to the launch of the first in a series of six stratospheric balloons from the Cape Girardeau Municipal Airport, a helium-filled bubble in the top of the balloon was held stationary as men and vehicles stood ready. The smaller sphere in the lower left of the bubble was a small balloon used to test wind direction and was released just minutes before the launching at 2:05 that morning. The balloon's payload consisted of scientific apparatus... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:00:54 -0500 The World's International Kart Association http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66925 Aug. 21, 1961 Southeast Missourian World champion go-kart racing on this track near Municipal Airport will take place this week sponsored by The World's International Kart Association. It is one of the most outstanding kart tracks in the nation. (G.D. Fronabarger photo) More photos below. ------------------------------ Aug. 16, 1961 Southeast Missourian __Go-Kart Craze Rips Noisily In as New National Sport__ By Howard Emerson, Missourian Sports Writer America is known for... Wed, 07 Sep 2016 00:00:31 -0500 "Resume Speed - Thank You" http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66048 Missouri State Highway Patrol officers work a two-vehicle accident along the two-lane stretch of Highway 61 next to Memorial Park north of Cape Girardeau in this undated photo by G.D. Fronabarger. Known as One-Shot Frony, the photographer made two pictures with his 4x5 Speed Graphic on this occasion. A license plate indicates the year circa 1961. Mon, 05 Sep 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Fiberglass Indian linked to nickelodeons http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66767 Fellow blogger Sharon Sanders told the story behind the 27-foot fiberglass statue of an American Indian that was installed above the entrance to Houck Stadium on August 4, 1981. (See photos of the installation below.) The statue remained there until the summer of 1991. {http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/fromthemorgue/entry/66469 Fiberglass giant has been gone 25 years} But where did the statue come from? As noted in the blog above, it had stood at The War Drum Restaurant in Sikeston,... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500 West Independence then and now http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65267 Jan. 15, 1960 Southeast Missourian It was like old times. This was a view on West Independence in Cape Girardeau on Thursday afternoon. Some showers overdid it a little, and the picture was snapped following one of these. Chillier air blew in over night. (G.D. Fronabarger photo) Here is the area as seen Feb. 21, 2016. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:00:37 -0500 Tower Rock http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66544 Aug. 25, 1976 Southeast Missourian Just a skip away Tower Rock, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, located just east of Wittenberg, Missouri or just west of Grand Tower, Illinois on the Mississippi River, appears to be much closer to shore than it actually is now that the water level here has dropped to a point where it is possible to walk to the historic rock from the Missouri shoreline. River stage at Cape Girardeau today was 7.97. It is expected to drop to the... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:01 -0500 Bollinger Mill at Burfordville restored http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66542 Aug. 17, 1981 Southeast Missourian The over-century-old Bollinger Mill at Burfordville has been restored to how it appeared in the late 1880s. The water-powered grist mill machinery has been refurbished and is now operational. Below, state Rep. Marvin Proffer addresses the crowd at the dedication of the mill on Sunday, Aug. 16, 1981 in Burfordville. State Senator John C. Dennis of Benton cuts the ribbon with the assistance of John A. Karel, director of the Division of Parks... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Two-way Broadway returns in 1983 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66756 Sept. 22, 1983 Southeast Missourian There was a bit of a traffic snarl between 7:30 and 8 a.m. this morning on Broadway. The left-turn traffic signal for westbound traffic on Broadway at Sprigg (pictured above) was hard to see because of the early morning sun shining on it, and a parked van obstructed the view for traffic northbound on Frederick street, but officials said they were pleased with the way the conversion of the street from one-way to two-way happened this morning. Below, a... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:12 -0500 New Cape police HQ opens in 1976 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66656 Aug. 15, 1976 Southeast Missourian Chief Henry H. Gerecke traded his usual blue blazer for a T-shirt and green fatigues while moving books and other departmental papers into the new police headquarters at Sprigg and Merriwether Saturday, Aug. 14, 1976, from the old facility at 1 South Sprigg. (See more photos below.) Occupy new station By Jean Ann Bailey A first impression for those familiar with the old and introduced to the new is that you've stepped from the past century... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:00:37 -0500 Broadway one-way traffic in 1976 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66299 Broadway officially became one way from Pacific east to Main Monday morning, Aug. 9, 1976, and despite several motorists not heeding directional signs, traffic flowed fairly smoothly. Above, a sign warning drivers not to cross a freshly-painted line lies askance after one car did just that. Below, a view was taken on Main looking south toward the Broadway intersection. Above, Virgil Moore, an employee with the city Street Department, helps paint directional arrows at Broadway and... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:44 -0500 Haarig Aces baseball team http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66479 Sept. 10, 1960 Southeast Missourian Shown in this picture made back in 1923 or so are some of the members of the original Haarig Aces, who are planning their first official reunion tonight at 7:30 at the Idan-Ha Hotel Rainbow Room. The Aces played baseball wherever they found it, but were best known for their performances in the former Municipal League, a twilight loop that flourished for 10 years, beginning in 1925. Shown in the picture, from left, front row: Bill Turlin, Paul Mansfield,... Mon, 08 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0500 Illmo crew-change depot http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66209 Railroad employees relax in the crew-change depot in Illmo, Missouri in August, 1971. Below, 30-year railroad veteran F.E. Welsh has just returned from a run to Jonesboro, Arkansas, and is busy shutting down his powerful diesel engine. (Stephen Robertson photos) Editor's note: The depot no longer exists. See link below. Aug. 21, 1971 Southeast Missourian Railroad, river spark Illmo growth By Stephen Robertson ILLMO--According to Robert Sidney Douglass' History of... Wed, 03 Aug 2016 00:00:09 -0500 Capahas win state title in 1981 http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66667 Aug. 2, 1981 Southeast Missourian Steve Williams receives the glad hand from Clay Vangilder as he crosses home plate after slamming his second home run of the game amidst a 14-run sixth inning in the Missouri state championship game against Edwardsville, Illinois Saturday. Williams put on an awesome display of power, slamming three homers and driving home seven runs in the unbelievable 28-3 victory. (Jerry Wallace photos) Dave Gross receives a high five from Chris Janet after his... Mon, 01 Aug 2016 00:00:57 -0500 John Harth leaves KFVS-TV for priesthood http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/65432 July 30, 1981 Southeast Missourian Television/radio broadcaster John Harth is happy with his decision to prepare for the priesthood. His biggest worry is learning to let God direct his life, he says. (Fred Lynch photo) From television broadcaster to priest By Mary L. Spell, Family Living Editor When school opens the first week of September at The Pontifical College Josephinum, near Columbus, Ohio, former Cape Girardeau television/radio broadcaster John Harth will be among... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:19 -0500 Signs of election time http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/66253 July 25, 1976 Southeast Missourian Campaign signs for political candidates can be seen almost everywhere now that the Aug. 3 primary is nearing. Though they may be up, they aren't necessarily legal in the city. Ordinances prohibit the affixing of such notices or posters on buildings, poles and trees except with the permission of owners. Here, signs are plastered on a building on the northwest corner of Broadway and Sprigg. The vacant building, formerly Chris Cross Cafe, was razed.... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:31 -0500