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

Sumter woman grows pineapple; library to become gallery

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 Feb. 10 - Feb. 16 - J.C. Penney Co. sold a total of $85,540,036.90 during the Fifth War Loan campaign. It was announced today through the company's publication Pay Day. The Penney store in Sumter also came in for much … 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

Scout district sponsors camporee; 'atomic veterans' seek help

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 Aug. 26 - Sept. 1 - Capt. Charles Vincent (Vince) Greffett, who worked for five years at the Palmetto Pigeon Plant before entering the Army Air Corps, was one of the leaders of a bombing flight which dropped ammunition to … 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

Patton's Third Army battles Nazis; New Zealander visits TSA

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 Aug. 19 - Aug. 25 - A double feature of entertainment is scheduled for the Cadet Club, Mrs. R. C. Williams announced. There will be a buffet supper and dance. Music will be furnished by the Shaw Field orchestra under the … more

Ship named in honor of Sumter; 'Renaissance' program begins

75 YEARS AGO - 1944 Sept. 2 - Sept. 8 - School children who wish to help with the harvest of the county cotton crop will be released from their duties for that specific purpose, Superintendent William Henry Shaw announced, but they will be … 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
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