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Yesteryear - July 24, 2013

48 YEARS AGO -- July 26-30, 1965

Posted: July 22, 2013 3:53 p.m.
Updated: July 24, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Ned Jarrett Wins Race At Bristol

Camden’s Ned Jarrett won the Bristol, Tenn. Volunteer ‘500’ late model auto race Sunday and, while doing so, recaptured the lead in NASCAR’s Grand National point race. Yesterday’s first place finish was worth $4,315 to Jarrett.

It took five hours to complete the race at the rain soaked Bristol International Speedway. The event was halted for over an hour before the track dried out and allowed Jarrett to proceed to victory at an average speed of 61.826 mph…

Luck Comes Often for Rouse Family

If you really want to know what luck is, ask Max Rouse, manager of the Piggly Wiggly Store in Camden.

Mr. Rouse and his family…have just returned from an all-expense paid trip to Miami Beach, Fla.

Mr. Rouse was awarded the trip by Gordon’s Potato Chip Company for having the highest per cent sale increase…

…While at the convention, they won a $200 Toro 21 “Whirlwind Mower”… two cases of soap, a case of party foods with dips and other gifts…

The Rouses returned … on Thursday, July 22,

And how lucky can a person be? Mr. Rouse received word…that he is one of five winners in this district in the Coca-Cola sweepstakes.

Young Camden Bowler, 18 In National ABC Finals

A young Camden bowler is among the six national semi-finalists in his age division of the National Bowling congress Tournament being held in Washington, D. C. this week...

Glenn West, 18, stands to win a $1,500 college scholarship if he can emerge as one of the three finalists…

Bowlarena manager John Rowland escorted Glenn and Larry Childers to Washington on Monday to participate in ABC’s national event. Mr. Rowland, Sr. was advised of Glenn’s good fortune last night in a telephone conversation with his son.

During their stay in Washington, the three Camdenites have been treated to numerous sightseeing excursions courtesy of FBI Agent John Mohr, a close personal friend of the Rowlands.

Post Office Move Slated

The enlarged and remodeled Camden Post Office will be open for business Monday morning, according to D. M. McCaskill, postmaster.

Mr. McCaskill said that heavy equipment will begin to be moved out of the building which is now being used (the old Colonial Store) today (Friday). That building will be torn down to make way for a post office parking and maneuvering area…

Open for service

The new Kershaw County Health Dept., located on the corner of Church and Lafayette Sts., is now open for service. Health Dept. personnel have been moving into the new building for the past week.

Bulldogs Work Out on Cycles

Challenged by two former Furman University football players, a number of the prospective 1965 CHS Bulldogs’ football squad are working out daily on bicycles in preparation for the proposed 25-mile challenge ride. The group started riding Monday afternoon with a brisk 15-mile tour to the county park and back.

Paced by Joey Gaskin and Barney Ransom, cycling enthusiasts who use 10-gear lightweight bikes, the group pedaled approximately 15 miles through the county on Tuesday afternoon, also.

The group has thus far included Billy Rhodes, Tommy Rhodes, Paul Branham, Danny Brown, Bill Jay, Bob Green, Marion Crolley, James DeBruhl, Del McCaskill, J.C. Dominick, Steve Bowers, Andy Davis and Terry Freeland.

Rides are planned for every afternoon next week, the course getting progressively more difficult. For conditioning as well as fun, all boys who plan to try out for football are urged to join the group immediately. The rides begin at 5 p.m. at the high school.

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