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Yesteryear, September 9-13 1956

Posted: September 10, 2013 11:51 a.m.
Updated: September 11, 2013 5:00 a.m.


September 9-13, 1956


"Miss America" In 1955 Miss Universe Contest In Camden

Miss Marian McKnight, of Manning, who was crowned "Miss America" last Saturday night at Atlantic City, was one of the contestants in the "Miss Universe" contest held in Camden in 1955.

…Miss McKnight did not enter the 1956 "Miss Universe" contest. The "Miss America" title, which she won last Saturday night, is estimated to be worth $50,000.


Burns Write-In Candidate For Supt. Education

H. E. Burns, superintendent of the Baron DeKalb Schools announced Wednesday that he would be a write-in candidate for county Superintendent of Education in the general election to be held on Nov. 6. He will oppose Arthur Stokes, the incumbent, who was renominated in the Democratic primary held in June without opposition.

Mr. Burns made this announcement:

"Today, Sept. 12, 1956, I wish to make it official that my name will be placed before all the people of Kershaw County as a write-in candidate for the office of Superintendent of Education. I pledge to wage an aggressive campaign for this office and trust that my many friends in and out of the profession who have encouraged me to offer my name for such a sacrificial position will work even harder every hour until final victory is won."

"…It shall be my paramount duty when this office is accepted by me to clean up the education department in Kershaw County. We must have a change. Twelve years of dictatorship is too much for any man. Our education system needs to be put on a sound and safe basis. Four years of such engineering as the last, will cause us to be more ashamed of our superintendent’s position than ever. I have much to uncover during the next six weeks than the papers dare for the facts. Propaganda is for the politicians – that I am not nor claim to be…."


Eight Scouts to Get Eagle Rank at Court of Honor

Eight Scouts will be elevated to the Eagle rank at a court of honor to be held at the Lyttleton Street Methodist Church….

Five of the eight scouts are members of Troop 303, the Lyttleton Street church troop. These five are John Haynes, Jr., Larry Haynes, Jr., Chas. Hall, Johnny Shirley and Marcus Adams. This will give that troop a total of twelve Eagle Scouts…


Mt. Moriah Church In Building Program



Routine Session of City Council Monday Night

Mostly routine matters were considered by City Council at its regular session held on Monday night.

Among other things acted upon were:

Reduced the license fee charged cotton buyers to $25 for the first 500 bales and 5 cents per bale, thereafter, based on the previous year’s record, provided, however, that those who do not have a previous record of purchasing cotton in Camden be charged a minimum of $75 rather than the $25 minimum.

Requested Mayor Savage to contact Mr. Pearman of the State Highway Department regarding the possibility of widening that portion of Haile Street to the city limits line.

Approved authorizing the city manager to proceed in having a wage, salary-position study for the City of Camden.

…Approved installing lights at the Pony League baseball field.

The sanctuary of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church on South Broad Street which was badly damaged by fire last year is now being restored and an educational building is being erected. The educational building will be of brick construction.

The construction work is being done by members of the church.

Rev. James Wright is the pastor of the church.


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