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Yesteryear - Aug. 12, 2012

44 YEARS AGO -- Aug. 12-19, 1968

Posted: August 14, 2012 6:11 p.m.
Updated: August 15, 2012 5:00 a.m.

Photo cutline -- Championship Form -- Camden’s Andrea Peltosalo shows the fine form which she displayed in Savannah, Ga. last week as she and Sis Kibler of Columbia teamed to win the Girls’ Doubles in the Savannah Invitational Tournament last week. Andrea and Sis were runners-up in the Women’s Doubles, also. Also participating in the tournament were Jackie Marshall and Faye Redfearn of Camden.

Photo cutline -- Coming Down -- The old Gus Ward Restaurant on Highway 1, Lugoff, is being razed to make room for highway widening work at the intersection of U. S. 601 and U. S. 1. Closed for more than 10 years -- since Mr. Ward’s death -- the restaurant was once the favorite of Camden citizens and was known up and down the Atlantic seaboard. During its heyday, it was not unusual to see the S. C. governor’s car parked at the restaurant.

Photo cutline -- Happiness is Camping -- Congaree Camp Unit 1, Girl Scouts of America, is one of the delights of the program. Portraying the sentiments of the campers is the large cartoon of famous Peanuts, who says “Happiness Is Coming To Camp.” Three-fourths of scouting is outing, reports the leaders to each group attending Congaree Camp. Shown here is a large group which includes two campers from Camden – Sheila Young and Teri Turner.

Photo cutline -- At 4-H Electric Congress -- Shown about are Kershaw County’s representatives at the 4-H Electric Congress held Monday and Tuesday in Charleston. At left is Jeanie Mertz, Kershaw County electric winner, who was awarded a blue ribbon award of $10 for her project. The man in the center is Jack Bethea, agricultural developing engineer from Carolina Power and Light Co. Ronnie Hunter, accompanied Jeanie to the convention. He is the assistant Kershaw County agent.

Photo cutline -- First Open Cotton -- J. Levi Branham, county ASCS office manager and part time farmer, holds the first reported open cotton in Kershaw County. The cotton was planted April 20 at the lower west Wateree township and is the Coker’s 201 variety. Mr. Branham explains that “hot, dry weather is causing the cotton to open.”

Photo cutline -- P.D.A. Conclave -- Attending the Palmetto DeMolay Association Conclave from Camden were Brian Cockfield, David Norman, Stan Morris, and Bill Barrett; Donnie Norman, Jimmy Wright, Phil Morris, and Eddie Dabney; Robin Zemp, Billy Schwartz, and Keith Williams. Absent when picture was made was advisor Walter Smith.

Photo cutline -- CSISA Officers -- The Columbia Section of Instrument Society of America has elected new officers for the new year. They are F.E. Mendes, treasurer; H.M. Shepherd, alternate delegate; A.H. Segars, president; Ward B. Williams, corresponding secretary; and J.R. Simpson, vice president. Absent when picture was made were D.A. Chaffee, recording secretary, and W.M. Eaton, section delegate.

Photo cutline -- Scholarship Winners -- These 3 girls are the winners of scholarships offered by the Camden School of Cosmetology to high school girls throughout the county. They are Betty Taylor of Mt. Pisgah, Barbara Connell of Camden, and Mrs. Rachel Sullivan of Bethune. The girls were chosen by their high schools on the basis of interest in cosmetology, personality, and scholastic achievement.

Photo cutline -- To Conservation Camp -- Gracie Adamson and Elliott Portee pause for a picture before they leave for 4-H Conservation Camp at Camp Bob Cooper this week. Another 4-Her -- Hazel Mosier, was also going but was absent when the picture was made.

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