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Yesteryear - Nov. 27, 2013

57 YEARS AGO - Nov. 22 & 29, 1956

Posted: November 25, 2013 9:34 a.m.
Updated: November 27, 2013 5:00 a.m.

Rabbi to speak on dead Sea Scrolls

Rabbi Marcus of The House of Peace Synagogue of Columbia will address the Men’s Club of Bethesda Presbyterian Church at their November meeting on Nov. 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Dr. Wald’s message will be “The Value of the Dead Sea Scrolls to Jews and Christians.”

All the men of the church are cordially invited.

Open house held By Pine Tree Hill PTA Thursday night

Mrs. W. P. Beckham’s 4th grade entertained the Pine Tree Hill P.T.A. Open House attendance Thursday night with a play, “The Thankful Pilgrims.” Their costumes of Indians and Pilgrims were very attractive and the play was thoroughly enjoyed. Those taking part in the play were: Linda Bell, Donna Bowers, Linda Bowers, Candace Case, Sandra Cole, Priscilla Craton, Evin Hollowman, Barbara Halston, Suzette Maye, Dianne Napper, Linda Price, Dianne Rochelle, Evelyn Fay Russ, Linda Shirley, Cheryl Scott, Brenda Thompson, Mary Tidwell, Meredith Thompson, Virginia Watkins, Jimmy Belk, Micky Blackwell, Wayne Branham, Larry Childers, Russell Clements, Frankie Crolley, Laval Eubanks, Bennie Hall, Johnnie Horner, James Kee, Robert Mothershed, Dallas Parrish, Robert Peebles, Joseph Stines, Jimmie Lynch, Jackie Walker.

The devotional was given by the Rev. E. L. Moseley after which a brief business session was held….

Rent on Wateree Lake summer home sites is doubled by power co.

During the past ten years there has been a lot of building activity along the Wateree Lake above Camden, which is serving as a summer resort for many business men, and their families. The homes are owned by not only citizens of Camden but also of Kershaw, Lancaster, Winnsboro and other points. Winnsboro people have quite a large settlement on the Western side of the lake opposite Liberty Hill.

Many Camden citizens have homes from about a mile above the dam on up to the Liberty Hill section. Quite a few have leased points where they keep their boats and plan to erect a summer cottage at some future date.

These points have been renting for $20 a year. The land is owned by the Duke Power Company. Although it is leased property, the owners have not hesitated erecting nice homes, and all expected the lease rate to continue on the $20 basis, but they have a big surprise coming to them on Jan. 1st, when the lease price will be stepped up from $20 to $45.

The Duke Power Company statues that the reason for the advanced price is the increased cost of administration….

Two houses on DeKalb Street being dismantled

The large house on the corner of DeKalb and Mill Streets is being dismantled and it is said an oil company will erect a filling station on the lot. This old house was known as the Turner home. Si Turner, a well known citizen of Camden lived there for many years. It was later owned by the Elliott estate.

Another corner home being dismantled is on the corner of DeKalb and Church Street, next to the Redfearn Motor Co. That house was erected by the late John McLain, a well-known…barber, who along with his father and brothers served…Camden for many years.

DeKalb Street is becoming more a commercial street and one by one residences on it are being dismantled to make room for the expanding business area of Camden. Many familiar landmarks on this street have given way to commercial buildings during the past 25 years.

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