Yesteryear
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11 Sumter boxers win at show; Canadians leave snow for golf

75 YEARS AGO -1944 July 22 - July 28 - Completing his AAF basic training this week was Aviation Cadet T. Vandell Young, son of the late S. W. Young of Rembert, who left for advanced flying school where he will receive further specialized … more

Sumter Boy Scouts meet salvage paper goal; ideas wanted for school names

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 Aug. 12 - Aug. 18 - The following group of YMCA officials and "Y" boys will leave for the Southern YMCA Secretary Conference, to be held at Blue Ridge, North Carolina, near Black Mountain: Carl W. Link, general secretary; … more

Sumter soldiers filmed for movie; Simpson opens new store

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 June 24 - June 30 - Mrs. John D. Pace reported to The Item today she had received a letter from her husband, written from the battlefields of France. It was the first notification The Item has received of a communication … more

Quarantine imposed on some children; 2nd recycling center opens

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 July 15 - July 21 - Sixty persons attended the F.B.I. quarterly conference held at the Coca-Cola Community Room for the purpose of acquainting local law enforcement officers with the problems of protecting internal … more

After Fed's likely rate hike this week, all bets are off

WASHINGTON (AP) - Having raised interest rates with steady regularity in recent months, the Federal Reserve may embrace a new message this week: Flexibility. On Wednesday, the Fed is set to announce its fourth rate hike of the year. But after … more

Chief reminds residents of fire danger; desegregation plans approved

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 June 3 - June 9 - Tuomey Hospital has been designated by the office of Civilian Penicillin Distribution War Production Board as a depot for penicillin for this area, John W. Rankin, superintendent, was notified. The … more

Residents urged to collect paper for drive; fire deaths increase

75 YEARS AGO -1944 July 29 - Aug. 4 - Pfc. William D. (Billy) Scott, USMC, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Scott, is at West Coast Hospital recovering from wounds received in fighting on Saipan Island on June 27. Overseas since last November, the … more

Shaw Field celebrating July 4; 2 new horses on patrol

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 July 1 - July 7 - All hostesses, guests and service men are invited July 3 to an interesting quiz program, contest and group sing; Professor Martin of Lincoln High School and instructor at Morris College will conduct the … more

Women in the Air Force coming to Shaw; Sumter Business Expo should be biggest yet

75 YEARS AGO -1944 May 27 - June 2 - Two Shaw Field fliers were injured when their training plane crashed on the state farm at Hagood at about 5 o'clock. Although seriously injured, station hospital officials said that the two were coming … more

Morris students, staff X-rayed for 50 cents; height helps Wilson Hall Barons win game

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 Aug. 5 - Aug. 11 - Cpl. Charles McIntosh, USMC, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. McIntosh, has been killed in action, according to a wire received by his parents from Lt. Gen. A. A. Vandegrift, commandant of the Marine Corps. The … more

Ration Board scrutinizes lemon prices; burning jet was test

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 June 10 - June 16 - R. L. McLeod Jr. and Richard Reese of this city have been selected as counselors for Camp Coker this season, Paul Runge, Boy Scout field executive, has announced. Camp Coker, the Pee Dee Area Council's … more

Teen praised for victory garden; outstanding airmen named

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 June 17 - June 23 - Harold Carraway, 17, a 4-H Club member for six years, has succeeded in developing a victory garden which has won the praise of everyone who has seen it. Assistant County Agent Roland Alston said that … more

Mural of Sumter dedicated; Hugo-damaged building demolished

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 July 8 - July 14 - The appointment of English S. DesChamps as manager of the regional War Production Board's salvage department was announced by Harry G. Thornton, regional WPB director. Mr. DesChamps succeeds D. E. … more

DJs 'in jail' to raise money; industrial batteries dumped into Sumter pond

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 May 20 - May 26 - Lt. H. George Huettig, whose wife, the former Miss Bea Sharpton, resides in Sumter, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism of an extraordinary nature while on aerial flight. The award … more
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