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Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Girl Scouts want bright yarn for veterans' afghan; 'Fresh Peach Week' designated

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Oct. 22 - 28 - Everything points to a successful fair this year. Already several outstanding herds of cattle and hogs from various sections of the state are scheduled to be here for exhibition. Among those we are expecting … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Cotton picker demonstrated; Sumter runners take part in breaking record

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Oct. 15 - 21 - Workers in the 1946 Community Chest campaign set out this morning hopeful of quickly reaching the quota of $43,200. More than 250 of the men and women taking part in the drive enjoyed a delicious barbecue … more

Summer camp officially named Camp Logan; Palmetto Trail building continues

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Oct. 8 - 14 - The 20th Fighter group, accompanied by an air service squadron, is expected to arrive at Shaw Field from Briggs Field, Texas, in the next two weeks, Col. T.W. Blackburn, Shaw Field commanding officer, said. … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: American Legion holds veterans' parade; Iris Fest ends with 140-lap race

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Oct. 1 - 7 - Citizens of Sumter were called upon today by Mayor Edwin Boyle to take an active part in the nation's observance of Fire Prevention Week, starting Oct. 6. The mayor drew attention to President Truman's … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Swamp Fox Chapter Association holds 1st meeting; Bass Festival starts

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Sept. 25 - 30 - The newsprint shortage, which has been, and still is, plaguing newspapers throughout the country, has finally struck The Item. The Item was notified several days ago that the carload of paper received a … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Missing Shaw Field cadet's remains found; Manning voters choose new mayor

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Sept. 17 - 24 - South Carolina's share of a $12,000,000 fire loss of cotton and property in the United States during the 1945-46 marketing season is too great to accept without real effort to prevent such losses this … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Stairway to the Stars held at Sumter NCO Wives' Club; Stateburg residents want zoning change

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Sept. 10 - 16 - Teenagers will meet at the Birnie Community Center to organize a club for the school year 1946-47, Edward C. Jones, director of the center, announced. Officers will be elected, committees appointed and … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter gridiron gets better lighting for fall games; relay event held at stadium

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Sept. 3 - 9 - Carolina veterans and others seeking to get automotive parts will have an opportunity to buy some of the $14,000,000 worth of such property to be sold by the War Assets Administration, Sept. 9-14, at Salt Lake … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Mystery of strange Sumter light solved; airman posthumously honored

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Aug. 28 - Sept. 2 - The Sumter community cannery will reduce its operations to Wednesday afternoons only after Sept. 1, according to F.E. Wells, agriculture teacher of the Sumter city schools. After that date, the cannery … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Shaw B-25 flies child to surgery; women's history exhibit at Sumter museum

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Aug. 21 - 27 - Two civilian meteorologists are needed at Shaw Field, and there are more vacancies all over the country for civilian weather forecasters, an official of the local Army Air Base said today. Qualified persons … more

Yesteryear with Sumter Item archivist Sammy Way: Boyle Motors hosts grand opening; Bethune's house to be reconstructed

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Aug. 14 - Aug. 20 - Mrs. W. W. Dibble has accepted the chairmanship of the sewing committee for the Sumter County Red Cross chapter. Mrs. Dibble said that the chapter had accepted a quota of 185 girls' woolen skirts and 100 … more

Yesteryear by Item archivist and historian Sammy Way: Young boxer in beach tournament; octogenarian 1st-time author visits Sumterites

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 Aug. 7 - 11 - South Carolinians were at the polls today in their state Democratic primary to nominate a governor, all state constitutional officers, six congressmen, 147 members of the General Assembly and five solicitors. … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Northrop Black Widow on display at Shaw; former SHS athlete will carry torch

75 YEARS AGO - 1946 July 31 - Aug. 6 - Cotton is already beginning to open in various sections of Sumter County, and, if favorable weather prevails during the next week or 10 days, picking will get underway generally before the middle of the … more
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