Via SAMMY WAY
75 YEARS AGO -1944
Might 27 – June 2
– Two Shaw Box fliers have been injured when their coaching aircraft crashed at the state farm at Hagood at about Five o’clock. Even supposing severely injured, station clinic officers mentioned that the 2 have been coming alongside superb. The injured have been second Lt. Robert L. Fulweiler, flying teacher of Pottsville, Pennsylvania, and Aviation Cadet Arthur I. Hildebrand, of Clay Middle, Kansas. The fliers have been on a regimen coaching flight on the time of the coincidence. The aircraft was once completely wrecked, it was once reported.
– Servicemen in another country and their households at house within the 6th District fear about each and every different when the mail is sluggish getting via, however there’s in reality no nice reason why for fear. The Army’s Fleet Publish Workplaces are running 24 hours an afternoon to present carrier to the fleet, and in the end mail gets via as hastily as wartime stipulations allow. The Army’s recommendation is to stay writing continuously, handle mail obviously and accurately, and velocity it on its approach by way of sending it V-mail – which is air mail during.
– First Lt. S. Ok. Rowland left this morning by way of aircraft (AT-6) for Bryan, Texas, after a short lived seek advice from right here along with his folks. Lt. Rowland is an teacher within the device college at Bryan. En path to Sumter, he stopped at Gunter Box, Alabama, to sell off a passenger, Lt. Billy Lynam, who had simply finished a unique direction at Bryan.
– J. T. James introduced that he’s going to be candidate, within the municipal Democratic number one, for councilman of the Town of Sumter. Mr. James wishes no creation to the vast majority of the electorate of Sumter, particularly the businessmen and all the ones engaged within the wood-working industries. He has been related to the Witherspoon Brothers Co., of which he’s normal supervisor and vice chairman, for a perfect a few years. He’s the kind of a hit trade guy that Sumter wishes to regulate its affairs. He has been diligent and devoted in his personal trade and has gained the boldness and esteem of all with whom he has been related in anyway.
– Mayor F. B. Creech has won a telegram from Sen. Burnet R. Maybank advising him that the FWA has licensed an $8,532 appropriation for game functions for servicemen. Supplemented by way of a town appropriation, a sum of about $12,803 might be to be had for game for the fiscal yr starting July 1. In the beginning of the current fiscal yr, the federal government gave $17,246 towards town game. With the $8,532 simply licensed, a complete of $25,778 may have been appropriated for the aim by way of June 30, 1945.
– The convent lawn equipped a picturesque environment for the colourful Might Day program given by way of the pupils of St. Catherine’s Kindergarten. The Tom Thumb Band, clad in sexy uniforms, tapped a full of life rhythm to the traces of recorded song; Little Ben Abbott directed the band. This system incorporated a flag drill and patriotic tableau, a body of workers drill led by way of Billy Shaw, a garland dance and the winding of the Might pole, which was once adorned with blue-and-white streamers and crowned with a big bouquet of combined vegetation. The remaining quantity was once a people dance wherein the entire pupils participated. Every quantity was once accompanied by way of suitable recorded song. The leisure was once loved by way of a bunch of family and pals of the pupils.
– Personal First-Magnificence Bernard G. Riles, 21, has been killed in motion in Italy, consistent with a battle division telegram won by way of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Bertha M. Riles. %. Riles, son of W. G. Riles and the overdue Mrs. Riles, went into carrier with the Sumter Nationwide Guard unit. He was once killed on Might 13, the telegram prompt.
– The ritualistic crew of Sumter Elks Resort No. 855 gained first position within the state ritualistic contest held at Florence and gained the loose go back and forth to Chicago, given by way of the S.C. Elks Affiliation. Sumter entered a crew in state festival for the primary time in a few years, and their efficiency at Florence gave them a median of 99.62 %. This ranking has now not been equaled in a few years in state festival. As well as, Exalted Ruler H. W. Harby, Esteemed Main Knight W. Norman Chandler and Interior Guard Halbert Foley have been named at the all-state ritualistic crew, giving the Sumter hotel 3 out of the seven puts at the all-state crew.
– The steerage committee of the Sumter Traders Affiliation met this morning to make plans for the phase the retail shops will play within the coming 5th Conflict Mortgage pressure, which begins June 12. G. B. Moseley was once elected chairman of the committee to make preparations for the pressure. Individuals of the Traders Affiliation might be requested to make a contribution to a fund which might be used to shop for bonds as prizes for top-selling retailer staff, who will spearhead the pressure. The collection of prizes and quantities might be introduced after Mr. Moseley has decided on the remainder of his committee and affiliation individuals had been contacted. It was once determined to present all retailer staff “kickoff” breakfast at the morning of June 9.
– Stories from the Shaw Box clinic early lately have been that two fliers injured in a crash remaining week are making improvements to. They’re aviation Cadet Arthur L. Hildenbrand and 2nd Lt. Robert L. Folweiler. Shaw docs additionally mentioned Cpl. Billy Brown, harm when his motorbike went right into a ditch lately, is healthier.
50 YEARS AGO -1969
Jan. 26 – Feb. 1
– Edmunds Prime College Gamecocks transformed pressure-packed loose throws right here to slide by way of unusually spunky Lancaster in extra time, 62-57. Glen King and change Lathan Roddey each and every popped via charity tosses within the additional duration to allow Edmunds to push its report to 10-Three at the yr.
– Military Maj. John G. Gergulis has been selected by way of the Division of the Military to wait the extremely selective Command and Normal Personnel School at Castle Leavenworth, Kansas. A 1955 graduate of New London Prime College and a 1959 alumnus of The Fortress, Maj. Gergulis is lately serving as operations officer within the command middle of MACV Headquarters, Vietnam.
– The Morris School Hornets grabbed two victories all through the weekend to transport inside one sport of the magic .500 mark. The Hornets crowned Friendship School 94-90 and made it two in a row with a 99-75 win over Savannah State. In each video games, the large guy was once James Robinson. Robinson scored 19 issues and grabbed off 17 rebounds to steer the Friday night time win. Leroy Garrison was once the highest scorer with 22 issues whilst Ulysses Holmes put via 19.
– McLaurin Junior Prime’s Bantams registered their eighth-consecutive cage victory, topping Camden 2-28. After rolling up a large lead early within the 3rd duration, each and every Bantam at the crew were given to play, and McLaurin gained the competition going away. A torrid stretch of one:20 of the second one duration was once the important thing to the victory.
– Donavon F. Smith, vice commander of Tactical Air Command’s 9th Air Drive, has been nominated for promotion to main normal. A Global Conflict II ace and holder of the Prominent Carrier Pass, Gen. Smith will don the two-star rank all through the following yr. Normal officials, as soon as decided on, are promoted as vacancies happen.
– Richard Moses was once named chairman of the board of Sundown Nation Membership at the yearly assembly. 3 new administrators have been named. They have been Cody Palmer, D.A. Bramlett and John Mahon. They be successful Henry G. Martin, E. H. Moses Jr. and John D. Lee Jr., whose phrases expired. Martin is retiring board chairman.
– James E. Mayes of Mayesville is the 19th president of the Nationwide Cotton Council. Announcement of his election was once made on the ultimate consultation of the council’s 31st-annual assembly. Mayes is a life-long cotton farmer. He operates farm lands in Sumter and Lee counties, a few of which were within the Mayes circle of relatives since 1812.
– Ashwood Central’s Rams tuned up for the essential conflict with Hebron by way of whipping Summerton’s Blue Streaks right here Tuesday night time, 68-60. It upped the Rams’ general mark to 8-6 and to 6-1 in league play. Hebron lately leads the convention with an excellent 7-Zero report.
– The formal ground-breaking rite for Shaw’s new $5.Five million base housing mission, which is able to supply 300 new housing gadgets, is scheduled for Jan. 31. The honorable L. Mendel Rivers, the South Carolina Congressman who’s chairman of the Space Armed Carrier Subcommittee, is predicted to wait the ceremonies and ship the primary handle.
– The marathon radio broadcast raised $525.20, all through which period Billy Williams and Ken Martin, WDXY disc jockeys, spent 24 hours within the March of Dimes “prison” on Major Side road. Their function was once a greenback a minute, which might had been $1,440, however the mission was once nonetheless thought to be a luck by way of March of Dimes director Tom Winstead.
– After years of hypothesis – most commonly wishful considering at the a part of unmarried airmen – it seems as regardless that Shaw is in the end going to get its personal detachment of the “gals in blue.” In step with phrase won from Headquarters Tactical Air Command at Langley Air Drive Base, Virginia, 66 individuals of the Ladies within the Air Drive are scheduled to be stationed right here.
– Wings and Wheels, the most recent enchantment at Santee, does now not return to the balloons, nevertheless it does quilt the generation of the Wright brothers’ flying machines. Planes courting way back to 1903 are being exhibited at Wings and Wheels on Freeway 301. Vintage airplanes, engines and vehicles are housed within the museum a part of the advanced, such airplanes as a reproduction of the 1903 Wright brothers Flyer which flew for 12 seconds and for 120 ft at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, and in addition a Fokker F-1-DR-1, higher referred to as the aircraft of the Purple Baron.
– Wilkerson defeated Lincoln 72-52, the 5th loss for the Bulldogs in 10 video games since a vacation wreck report of 9-1. The Lincoln report is now 14-6. Regardless of an exhilarating efficiency by way of William Blyther, who tallied 25 issues and pulled down 9 rebounds, the guests made issues scorching.
– An exhibition of a few 115 exceptional works of youth artists from Midlands and Lowcountry colleges opened on the Columbia Museum of Artwork following a Gold Key reception at which Mrs. Robert E. McNair offered awards to 33 of the exhibitors. The fourth-annual Scholastic Artwork Awards Exhibition, subsidized for junior and senior highschool scholars in South Carolina by way of Liberty Lifestyles Insurance coverage Co., will show via Feb. Nine quite a lot of works of art. Freddie Bennett and Patricia Pugh, Lincoln Prime College scholars, have been amongst the ones decided on as blue ribbon finalists.
25 YEARS AGO – 1993
Oct. 29 – Nov. 4
– Two Sumter firms are incorporated within the 1993 South Carolina 100, an unbiased score of the state’s greatest personal firms in response to income for the former fiscal yr. Korn Industries Inc. was once ranked 43rd with revenues of between $25 million and $49 million, and Carolina Furnishings Works Inc. made the checklist for the primary time – ranked 98th with revenues of lower than $25 million. Previous to this yr, Carolina Furnishings Works had now not participated within the survey, mentioned corporate President E.M. Weeks Jr. Korn was once ranked 46th in remaining yr’s ratings, which might be compiled by way of the Columbia place of work of Arthur Andersen & Co., the world accounting and tax company, together with the South Carolina Chamber of Trade.
– Clarendon County’s unemployment fee jumped greater than half of a proportion level to 13.Eight % in September, the absolute best within the state. The statewide jobless fee dropped from 7.2 % in July and August, its absolute best in six-and-a-half years, to six.Nine % in September, however the unemployment line grew longer right here. Billy Timmons, director of the Clarendon County Construction Board, attributed the county’s deficient appearing to the new closure of 4 stitching crops – Summerton attire, Summerton Distribution, M.C.S. Models and Turbeville Attire.
– State Superb Courtroom Leader Justice David Harwell has advised lawmakers he plans to retire subsequent yr after 3 years as South Carolina’s height pass judgement on, which might depart the placement open for a justice from Sumter. “I can’t even try to categorical my love for this state and my gratitude to all who’ve supported me over time,” Harwell mentioned in a letter to Sen. Glenn McConnell, R-Charleston. McConnell is chairman of the legislative committee that monitors applicants for the judiciary. He mentioned he was hoping that Justice A. Lee Chandler would get to be leader justice for a couple of months earlier than Chandler retires in December 1994 on the necessary retirement age of 72. The retirements of Harwell and Chandler subsequent yr depart open the likelihood that Affiliate Justice Ernest A. Finney Jr., the court docket’s first black member, may develop into leader justice in overdue 1994 or early 1995.
– Clarendon College District 2 Superintendent Dr. Sylvia Weinberg will obtain certainly one of two 1993 Exceptional Superintendent awards from the S.C. College Forums Affiliation. The opposite award will pass to Dr. John Stevenson, superintendent of Richland College District 1. Weinberg, 56, was once decided on for her carrier to District 2, which she has led since 1988. She has labored for the district since 1970. Weinberg is credited by way of the affiliation with a lot of efforts to strengthen tutorial alternatives within the district, together with the status quo of techniques such because the Air Drive Junior ROTC program at Manning Prime College, Instructor Cadet, Tech Prep and Junior Fulfillment.
– Thomas Sumter’s Aaron Schalck did not be expecting a lot at the night time earlier than Halloween. “I most effective sought after to attain a landing,” the sophomore operating again mentioned after scoring 4 instances to steer the Generals to a 40-Zero victory over Wilson Corridor on a wet night time. “I in reality did not be expecting to get that many (touchdowns),” Schalck persevered. “Our offensive line managed the road of scrimmage all of the sport. I were given some excellent blockading.”
– Robert Briggs has one of the most purposeful trappings he may have if he have been nonetheless a Charlotte stockbroker: a non-public virtual assistant – a type of new handheld digital units that mix a word pad, telephone-address guide, calculator and mini pc. However Briggs’ place of work, which is a small cellular house on one aspect of a 50-acre tract 5 miles north of this small Clarendon County the town, is at odds with the lifestyles he left at the back of in Charlotte to go back right here, the place he grew up. Lately, as one half of of Briggs’ Nursery Inc., which Briggs owns and runs along with his more youthful brother Rhett, he’s nonetheless promoting. However, with the consistent support of his non-public virtual assistant, he’s monitoring consumers of bedding crops – now not bonds.
– With new co-sponsors and probably the most trade participation because the tournament was once began 5 years in the past, Sumter’s Industry Expo ’93 must be the most important and highest ever, organizers say. Greater than 15,000 persons are anticipated on the Sumter County Exhibition Middle to seek advice from the 84 cubicles subsidized by way of retail and repair companies, industries, utilities and colleges in Sumter and surrounding spaces. The Sumter Traders Affiliation is sponsoring the development together with Younger’s Meals Retail outlets and Citgo.
– A fireplace that destroyed a Harvin Side road house was once certainly one of 4 that stored Sumter town firefighters busy. No person was once injured in any of the fires. In step with stories, a hearth at 509 Harvin St. led to $28,000 in injury to the single-story, body area. A flash fireplace at B.L. Montague Co. on Liberty Side road led to $3,500 in injury. In step with Larry Montague, the corporate’s leader monetary officer, the fireplace began when a spark entered a dust-collection machine above a space the place metal parts are wiped clean. Firefighters have been referred to as to Burger King on Calhoun Side road to struggle a automobile fireplace, which led to $800 in damages. Every other automobile fireplace led to $1,500 in injury to an Oldsmobile parked on Liberty Side road.
– With inexperienced polyester pants pulled up virtually to his neck – the place they meet a four-inch large inexperienced and yellow tie – Rick Steadman friends via his taped-together glasses as he tries to persuade everybody to take off their sneakers and socks He’s additionally studying find out how to play the tambourine – to which he sadly sings alongside. Whose graphic descriptions of the foundation of dinner leaves the meal untouched. Come see how and why Willum Cubbert removes Rick – the visitor who simply would possibly not depart – within the Sumter Little Theatre’s fall manufacturing of Larry Shue’s “The Nerd.”
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