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75 YEARS AGO - 1943 April 10-16 Shaw Field's baseball team won its opener against the University of South Carolina in a game played at Hovey Park on Saturday afternoon but dropped the All-Service team league contest to the 26th Division of … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 April 3 - 9 Renovations at the new U.S.O. Club at 14 S. Main St. will start Monday morning. Carl E. Copeland, general manager of Henry P. Moses Housing Co., has received the necessary priorities for building material, and … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 March 27 - April 2 Funeral services for Perry Moses Sr., president of the general agency of Perry Moses and Son, who died unexpectedly at the Tuomey Hospital, were held at 5 o'clock at the residence on Church Street. … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 March 20 - 26 Martha Turbeville of Liberty Street has been recently inducted and now placed on the WAAC Reserve. She will await orders for active duty. She has a brother, George Turbeville, former big-league baseball … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 March 13 - 19 Pfc. James Lawrence Ardis, 25, has been reported missing in action in North Africa since Feb. 17, Mrs. Edward Bradford has been informed. Before entering the service, Ardis had been employed at Second Mill, … more
75 Years Ago - 1943 March 6 - March 12 A large Red Cross poster has been placed on the side of McLellan's store, corner of Main and Liberty Streets, by Kermit Ward's advertising and sign committee. The chairman was seen yesterday directing the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 Feb. 28 - March 5 Kathleen Ellen Goodman was graduated at the Edmunds High School at the assembly program on Feb. 26. In graduating Miss Goodman, the city schools are continuing their policy of granting diplomas to seniors … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Feb. 20 - 26 Sumter High's basketball team displayed the best teamwork of the season to turn back the 456th Squadron five 32 to 15 in the first game of a doubleheader at the high school gym. In the final contest Shaw … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 Feb. 13 - 19 Through an oversight, Dianne Lawson was named by the Item the high collector of tin cans at the schools last week. Little Miss Lawson, a first-grader, was second in the contest, but the title high-scorer was … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 Feb. 6 - 12 Nearly 14,000 tin cans were brought in by city schoolchildren in their collection this week, Superintendent William Henry Shaw announced. Top collection was at the elementary school where 4,929 cans were turned … more
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