Yesteryear
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Gen. Eisenhower observes June 6 as holiday; Bates student is semifinalist in national stamp contest

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 June 1 - June 7 - Jimmy Doolittle is teaming up with the Superfortresses to finish the job he started three years ago with his world-startling air attack on Tokyo. Disclosure that the mighty B-29s, scourge of Japan's skies, … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Teens renovate 'The Hangout'; Tuttle speaks at Sumter Touchdown Club

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 May 25 - May 31 - Beginning immediately, all mail for prisoners of war in Germany will be returned to senders. The May 15 Postal Bulletin will direct local postmasters not to accept mail after that date. The office of the … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Report about sugar shortage being written; some Shaw personnel returning from Gulf

77 YEARS AGO - 1945 May 18 - May 24 - Betty Lou, that dancing sensation of Hollywood, brings her personality, pop and unusual dancing ability to the stage of the Sumter Theatre only as one of the featured acts on Linton DeWolfe's famous "Stork … more

Yesteryear with Sammy Way: Sugar rationing tightened; Crestwood groundbreaking held

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 May 11 - May 17 - Mr. and Mrs. J. Cliff Brown have been notified of the liberation of their son, Sgt. J. Cliff Brown Jr., from a German prison camp. Sgt. Brown, who was a radio gunner with the 8th Air Force, was captured by … more

Yesteryear with Sammy Way: Richardson helps bring Mantle, Kubek to Sumter; 'Sumter County Jubilee' coming to 3rd-graders

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 May 4 - May 10 - There will be a memorial service at First Christian Church in honor of Clarence Well, who gave his life on Guam Island last July 21. Clarence was in the Third Marine Corps. He was 20 years of age and the … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Trinity collects money for orphanage; Carnegie building on National Register

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 April 27 - May 3 - Pfc. Henry H. Windham of Sumter and Charleston was killed in action Feb. 28 in Germany, according to his mother, who was notified by the War Department. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two … more

Yesteryear with Sammy Way: Parisian visitor teaches course; POW sends Christmas letter

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 April 20 - April 26 - A powerful American offensive, supported by terrific naval and artillery shelling, was under way in full fury today against elaborate Japanese defenses across southern Okinawa. Three U.S. divisions - … more

Yesteryear with Sammy Way: Fire department moves to new building; signs of Hugo still exist

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 April 13-April 19 - President Harry S. Truman proclaimed that tomorrow should be a day of mourning for Franklin D. Roosevelt throughout the United States. His proclamation, issued at the State Department, formally announced … more

Housewives urged to take part in paper drive; Rogers begins flowerbeds for city

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 April 6-April 12 - Donors will be able to find the collection depot of the United National Clothing Collection, for E.S. Stroman, head of the signs and placards work of the publicity committee, is planning to have a huge … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Admirers flock to see old azalea bush; nation's 1st draft begins in generation

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 March 30 - April 5 - Cpl. Robert T. Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Davis, was recently awarded the Bronze Star for heroic achievement in action. He was serving with the Fifth Army in the 178th Field Artillery battalion. … more

Pony cart helps beat gas shortage; Sumter choir heads to NYC

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 March 23 - March 29 - When repairs were necessary on the city of Sumter's gasoline storage tank, gasoline trucks from Shaw Field were used to drain and store the fuel until the tank was back in service. Last Saturday the … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Schools donate to war fund; Sumter buys former bank HQ

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 March 16 - March 22 - The eighth-annual South Carolina Fat Stock Show was scheduled at Florence for March 20-21. J. T. Lazar, district extension agent and general chairman, said that a record number of fine fat cattle and … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Army soldier honored for heroism; Sumter teacher helps film 'Math Place' video

75 YEARS AGO - 1945 March 9 - March 15 - The fierce battle for Iwo Jima is assuming the pattern of the final phases of American conquests of other Pacific Islands - but it may be several days before correspondents can flash "Iwo Secured." … more
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