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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
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Jan. 26-Feb. 2 Census report shows that 8,904 bales of cotton were ginned in Sumter County from the crop of 1941 prior to Jan. 16 as compared with 34,385 bales obtained from the crop of 1940. - Maj. Burton M, Hovey Jr., … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Jan. 19-25 The Sumter County Tire Rationing Board announced today that the following were issued certificates to purchase tires for the week ending Jan. 17. Passenger type: Newell O. McFadden, mail carrier; Ernest H. Rhame … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Jan. 12-18 Canvassing for the 1942 Sumter city directory will start soon, and cooperation of all is urged. T.J. Shealy, crew manager, arrived in the city today and started preparations for the canvass. His offices are … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Jan. 5- 11 The guard at Shaw Field, which called on men from every squadron at the post for service when the guard was doubled after the declaration of war, has been consolidated and is now made up entirely of members of … more
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