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75 YEARS AGO - 1942 July 3-9 The rumor is circulating among some persons in Sumter, it has been learned, that tomorrow night's blackout will be made more realistic by the actual dropping of bombs. Mayor F.B. Creech, head of the Sumter County … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 June 26 - July2 Retail merchants were warned again of the approaching deadline for the turning in of maximum price lists to the war ration board. S.L. Roddey, chairman of the board, pointed out that under government order, … more
75 years ago - 1942 June 19 - June 25 Beer brought more money to Sumter in nine months of the present fiscal year than it did in all of 1940-41, state tax commission records showed. Sumter County and its towns have received $7,446.64 in three … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 June 12-18 Eighteen cadets, all citizens of the U.S. but trained in the Royal Canadian Air Force, recently returned to Shaw Field. They are the first group of RCAF cadets to be assigned to flying school in this country. … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 April 28 - June 4 "Sumter is one of ten counties in the state selected for trial plantings of cork oaks," stated Director D.W. Watkins of the state extension service. "It is thought that these trees will thrive in some … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 April 21-27 Mrs. D. G. F. Bultman, chairman of the Red Cross Home Nursing classes, noted that classes were formed Monday and are still open for registration. Those wishing to join can meet with a class at the corner of … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 April 14-20 Ed Lewis Jr. of Sumter won a place in the first round of the annual South Carolina Golf tournament at Florence and will play G.E. Thompson of Charleston today. Lewis shot a 78, Francis Ford of Charleston shot a … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 April 7-13 Richard Furman Dabbs, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Dabbs, Mayesville, recently completed the advanced aircraft training course at the Naval Air Station and has been commissioned a second lieutenant in the United … more
75 YEARS AGO -1942 March 24-30 Sgt. Douglas Bernard "Skeet" James, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. James of Sumter, reported to duty at Shaw Field. He was transferred from Fort Bragg at Fayetteville; N. C. James has been assigned to Headquarters … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 March 17 - 23 Lt. William S. McCollum, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Warren McCollum of Kingstree, formerly of Sumter, has landed safely in the South Pacific, according to a message from the war department. A graduate of Sumter … more
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