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Cape Central High Photos

Ken Steinhoff, Cape Girardeau Central High School Class of 1965, was a photographer for The Tiger and The Girardot, and was on the staff of The Capaha Arrow and The Sagamore at Southeast Missouri State University. He worked as a photographer / reporter (among other things) at The Jackson Pioneer and The Southeast Missourian.

Come here to see photos and read stories (mostly true) about coming of age in Southeast Missouri in the 1960s.

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Drunk Drives into Ditch

Class of 1967 Graduation party 06-02-1967Well, at least that’s what the negative sleeve said. I figured I’d better check to see what was on the roll. Yep, there’s a  drunk in a ditch on 3-Mile Creek Road, but it also contained photos from the 1967 Grad Night.

The Missourian ran this on A1 with the caption: “Central’s graduates and friends held an all-night party at the Arena Building. Looking at the school yearbook, The Girardot, are from left, John Young, 1220 Bend Road, and Miss Sally Campbell, 1100 North Henderson, both graduating seniors, and John Hirsch, 1855 Thilenius, a former graduate.

I thought the negative had a scratch on John’s face, but it turned out to be a small bandage.

The Class of 1967 looks like Coke and Squirt drinkers. The Class of 1965 party pix had more Pepsi and 7-Ups on the tables. Here is another set of ’65 Grad Night photos.

Class of 1967 photo gallery

Click on the photos to make them larger, then click on the sides to move through the gallery. The drunk in the ditch didn’t make the paper, by the way.


4 comments to Drunk Drives into Ditch

  • Terry Hopkins

    Squirt…what a great drink. Grapefruit favored and great with, well we all liked it straight in those days. I wonder if they have in stores today. Mission for the day, find Squirt and see if it tastes the same.
    I had forgot how HOT Sally Campbell was in those days, so it’s easy to see why John Hirsh is hanging on her. Nice shot of John Young he as the Student Manager for every sport at Central and all around good guy. I bet John had the most letters for sports in his whole graduation class.

  • Keith Robinson

    Squirt is still on the roster. We stock it in our vending machine in our training center here in KC and it is very popular. I was introduced to my first Squirt by my grandfather, Alvin Grossheider. Whoa, did that sentence sound a little weird?

  • Susan Kemp

    I am cracking up Keith!! Thanks for the morning laugh!

  • Susan Young Rosenthal '67

    Hey! Kudos to Johnny Mike Young. He got a new knee for Christmas!

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