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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
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 March 10 -16 "Tubby" Gibson is seeking the vice-presidency of the YMCA at Presbyterian College. Tubby, who plays football, was a star athlete at Sumter High several years ago. - Bernard "Skeeter" James, a former Sumter … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 March 3 - 9 Sumter underwent a partial blackout last evening as store owners and advertisers hastened to cooperate with a request to extinguish all signs, window displays or other uncontrolled lighting which could not be at … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Feb. 24 - March 2 The matter of an Iris Festival for 1942 has been turned over to the Chamber of Commerce committee on special events, according to the executive secretary of the chamber. This committee, headed by J. Cliff … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Feb. 17-23 City Manager Raffield announced this morning that a great many camellia blossoms were being stolen from Memorial Park. He urged persons to refrain from buying the blooms from any person who did not appear to be … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Feb. 10 -16 Announcement was made today by B.H. Rutledge, manager of Penney's, that J.C. Penney Co. had leased the O'Donnell building, formerly occupied by Cantey-Plowden Co., and Knight Furniture Co., at 18-20 S. Main St. … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Feb. 3-9 In order that the military personnel of Shaw Field may know what is happening on the national and international fronts from day to day, a summary of world news is being mimeographed and distributed through the … more
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