Pictures of the Past #11
G.D. Fronabarger left the Missourian boxes and boxes of negatives. What he didn't leave were IDs for them. Pictures of the Past features some of Frony's images we've partially identified. We're hoping you can help fill in the blanks. Contact librarian Sharon Sanders at email@example.com, if you recognize a place or a face. Mystery Galleries may still be viewed on our History Page, http://www.semissourian.com/history/
Joe D. James and son, John, posed with Joe's 1913 Ford roadster in May 1957. The elder James was preparing to ship the car to the Midwest Automotive Trade Show in St. Louis.
June 21, 1963 Southeast Missourian.
High school pupils from the Cape Girardeau area went by bus to Mexico Sunday to participate in the annual Freedom Forum. From the left, kneeling: Mike Seyer, Dennis Byrne, Mike Daniels, Jim Reynolds and Roger Meinz of Cape Girardeau, George Parker of East Prairie, and Eddie Graham of Charleston. Standing: Wayne Reichert of Caruthersville, James McCullum of Steele, Carolyn Kiefer of Illmo, Dorothy Lee Pottinger of Charleston, Ruth Ann Bartels of Cape Girardeau, Mary Rolwing of Charleston, Nancy Dodson and Becky McGinty of Cape Girardeau, Ann Hemphill of East Prairie and David Ludwig of Jackson. (G.D. Fronabarger/Southeast Missourian archive)
"One-Shot" Frony assembled the wacky-looking group of Central students for a picture. Then the photo-op developed into something more. He took another photo which was published on the front page of the Southeast Missourian on May 22, 1956. Here is the caption:
Central High School seniors had their day of fun Monday when they staged their pre-graduation stunt of Tacky Day. Dolled up in all sorts of get-ups, some representing comic book characters and others using their own ideas, the youngsters had a day of frolicking which started when they assembled for this picture and an impromptu square dance at the school's entrance. (G.D. Fronabarger/Southeast Missourian archive)
April 17, 1961 Southeast Missourian.
Despite a cold rain, the Junior Chamber of Commerce, with the assistance of officers of the Highway Patrol, went ahead with their student drivers Road-e-o Saturday at Central High School. Ronnie Allen, 16, is shown starting his driving test while Sgt. George Montgomery, at left, and Sgt. Glenn W. Lampley check his performance. (G.D. Fronabarger/Southeast Missourian archive)
In 1962, this Central High Spanish instructor directed his class through a console unit which placed him and recording facilities in communication with the pupils in the booths. The teacher was Dan M. Moore, and the pupils from left, in front, were Larry Blitstein, Louis Loos, Charlene McNeil and Lawanda Haynes. At the back from left were Rich Merkle, Randy Morse and Helen Miner.
Aug. 24, 1957 Southeast Missourian.
Because the mail box and the trash receptacle at Broadway and Fountain street sit side by side, some people may be confused. Business people of the area say that on occasions mail has gone into the wrong place. Demonstrating how easy it is to make the mistake is Miss Lillian Nanna of nearby Boone’s Idan-Ha drug store. (G.D. Fronabarger/Southeast Missourian archive)
You can almost smell the mouth-watering aroma of this barbecue.