f/8 and Be There
Fred Lynch

St. Mary's Grade School crosswalk

Posted Friday, April 5, 2013, at 12:00 AM

May 4, 1963 Southeast Missourian

Richard Graham, eighth grade pupil at St. Mary's Grade School, captain of the school safety patrol, stops traffic on busy South Sprigg. For his conscientious work on the patrol, Richard has been chosen as the Honor Patrol Member of the Week. As captain, Richard experiences heavy responsibility, since Sprigg is one of the most heavily traveled streets in the city. (G.D. Fronabarger photo)

Editor's Note:

Note the hanging baskets of roses on the utility poles.

National Food Store is in the background.

The flag was provided by the Cape Girardeau Jaycees.

Previous blogs:

Roses on Broadway

Lorimier School crosswalk


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  • Frony and I plowed the same ground, except my St. Mary's safety patrol guards had fancy vests.


    -- Posted by ksteinhoff on Fri, Apr 5, 2013, at 1:24 AM
  • The safety patrol member is Richard Graham, 1962-63, Eight grade. Richard was our captain of the school patrol. Mike Renner earned the highest points as a patrol boy that year, and I came in second. The position as patrol boy was quite an honor for us eight graders, since this was a very busy intersection for us to maintain safety for the students to cross.

    -- Posted by tmeyer on Sat, Apr 13, 2013, at 10:26 AM
  • This sure brings back a lot of memories! It was a different world!

    -- Posted by America First on Mon, Apr 15, 2013, at 6:31 AM