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Yesteryear - Jan. 16, 2013

47 YEARS AGO -- Jan. 18-22, 1965

Posted: January 15, 2013 3:35 p.m.
Updated: January 16, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Family Says Thanks For Hospitality

Camden’s brand of southern hospitality was introduced to the Daniel J. Melton family of La Punte, California this week.

The Melton family, spending a few days here, quite by accident, finds the generosity and consideration from Camden citizens unbelievable.

 “Where we came from, we have never seen or heard of the way you folks show an interest in the people,” said Daniel Melton, and added, “over a hundred people have stopped by our hospital beds to express their sympathy.”

En route from their California home to a funeral of a relative in Fayetteville, N.C., the Meltons met with tragedy on the icy river bridge Saturday and were admitted to local hospitals for treatment.

Daniel Melton, on being released, stopped by the Chronicle office and said he wanted to express his appreciation to all the citizens of Camden, the officers of the Highway Patrol, members of the Camden Rescue Squad, and to E. C. Elliott of the Camden Body Shop for all the help they gave them at the time of the accident, as well as their continued efforts.

Kershaw Laymen’s Crusade Will Begin on January 29

Visits to area high schools by Bobby Richardson, outstanding second baseman of the New York Yankees, and Johnny Spence, Columbia, S.C. golf pro, will be highlights of the first day of the Kershaw Laymen’s Evangelistic Crusade. The crusade, first of its kind ever held here, is slated for Jan. 29-31.

…It has been announced by the Crusade director that special music will be heard at each of the evening rallies. The organist will be Mrs. C.D. Cooper of Kershaw’s First Presbyterian Church; Mrs. Ronnie Small will be pianist, and the song leader will be Rothelle Lowry, minister of music at the First Baptist Church of Great Falls, S.C….

Camden Garden Club Met at “Woodstock” on January 11th

The January meeting of the Camden Garden Club was held at Woodstock Farm, the home of Mrs. Raymond G. Woolfe at Boykin on Monday the 11th at 3:30 p.m. Assisting Mrs. Woolfe in entertaining were Mrs. O. W. Watson, Mrs. E. B. Beard, Mrs. M. L. Mays and Mrs. David R. Williams.

…A talk on horticultural work to be done during the month was given by Mrs. Clemont C. Shiver and is reprinted elsewhere in this issue of the Camden Chronicle for persons interested in gardening.

Mt. Moriah Observance

The congregation, members and friends of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, York and Broad Streets, will celebrate the 99th anniversary of their church on January 24, 1965 at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. R. C. Wilson, pastor of St. John Baptist Church, Columbia, and S. C. will be the guest speaker, his choir will sing during the service.

The public is welcome.

Mather Beginning Second Semester

Mather Academy is now entering into the second semester of the school year. Grades are being compiled and will be in the mail to the parents of the students sometime this weekend.

Marks are recorded by the semester so students now have a clean slate to work with.

Music Minister Accepts Call to Emmanuel Baptist

The Rev. LeVon Cockrell, pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church at Rembert, has accepted a call to the Emmanuel Baptist Church as minister of music. The call was extended Jan. 17.

Reverend Cockrell has pastured churches in Fairfield, Kershaw, and Santee Associations. He will come to Emmanuel on Feb. 21.

The pastor, Rev. J. D. Atkerson and the congregation welcome Reverend Cockrell and his family into the church.

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