Yesteryear
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75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Oct. 3 - 9 Sumter High's grid season can now be termed a success. The reason is because the Gamecocks walloped Camden. Striking in three sudden thrusts for touchdowns, the Birds overpowered Camden last night, 19 to 7, as … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Aug. 27 - Oct. 2 Back at full strength, Sumter High's eleven made ready to avenge a shellacking received from Camden last season in their annual tussle. The slightly favored Gamecocks face Camden in Camden tonight with the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Aug. 20-26 By public demand, "Mrs. Miniver," the motion picture that has been acclaimed by many critics the best of all times, is being held over in Sumter another day. Sumter movie-goers will have a last chance to see the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Aug. 13 - 19 The South Carolina forest office is in the market for loblolly and longleaf pine cones, announced Assistant State Forester C. Howell Schaeffer. These cones will be used to plant the Sumter Nursery, where … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Aug. 6-12 The season's first bale of cotton was sold this morning to Middleton-Baker and Co. and brought 20 cents a pound. The bale weighed 571 pounds. The cotton was grown and sold by W. Lamar Kolb of Privateer. It was … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 July 30-Aug. 5 Members of Team 3 of the Item carrier boys who have been working to get new subscriptions to the paper are at Myrtle Beach for two days - their reward for adding the most names to the list of Item subscribers … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 July 23-29 President Roosevelt has signed a bill extending for two years the reduced interest rates on Federal Land Bank and Land Bank Commissioner loans, J.H. Myers, president of the Gamecock National Farm Loan … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 July 16-22 Lt. John Wilson, USA, is "somewhere in Alaska." His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Itly Wilson, received a letter written July 4 from his station, which he described as an "uninhabited place." The letter was written by … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 July 10 - 16 Local Chamber of Commerce officials have been asked to cooperate in a nationwide inventory of automobile tires now in the hands of retail and wholesale outlets, by telephoning dealers to get forms, which have … more
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
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