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Yesteryear for March 19, 2014

50 YEARS AGO -- March 16-20, 1964

Posted: March 18, 2014 8:27 a.m.
Updated: March 19, 2014 5:00 a.m.

They waited, but none came

Old timers in politics in Kershaw County said this morning, when 12 o’clock noon, deadline for filing for County office came and Judge Frank Rector officially announced the nominations closed, that history was made in County politics, as this was the first time in the memory of local politicians that the House of Representatives candidacy was unopposed.

…At one minute to twelve, the door started to open, and all eyes turned toward the little brunette lady who opened the door.  Everyone held his breath.  She looked appealingly around, and said:

“Is this where you pay for the garbage collection?”

All breaths turned into sighs of relief.  And the last minute went by, and nominations were closed.  These nominations are tantamount to election, although the Republican Party promises to run candidates for three County offices.

“Doc” Branham then received congratulations from all present, as his candidacy for House of Representatives was the one for which had never before been uncontested, so far as anyone present could remember….

‘Still stilling’, sheriff reports

“Still stilling,” is the report from the Sheriff’s office this morning.  Monday afternoon, still another still was discovered and destroyed – this time off the Black River road on Route 1.  The fifty gallon still and two hundred gallons of mash was destroyed by Deputy E. J. West.

Ammons pitches 8-1 win over Turbeville

Camden High’s Bulldogs, finding their batting eye, hit the win column Tuesday afternoon by defeating Turbeville, 8-1, behind the six – hit hurling of Billy Ammons.

A large Legion Stadium crowd saw the Bulldogs pound out nine safe blows off Turbeville’s star right-hander, Bill Blakely, that included a long two – run double by Jack Neal.

Ammons, making his initial start for the Bulldogs, was never in trouble after the first inning in which Turbeville scored its lone run.  He retired the side in order after the third inning….

Still room for five on Florida trip

There is still room for five more students to go along on a wonder trip to Florida.

William T. Lankford, Principal of Camden Elementary School is completing arrangements to take a number of students -- Fourth graders or up -- on a wonderful, sight-seeing tour to Florida…

Thirty-seven school children have signed up to go, so far.  Cost is $37 for a child; $43 adult.  This covers transportation, accommodation at motels overnight for the three nights, and entrance to Potter’s Wax Museum, Lightner Exposition, the Oldest School House in the U. S. A. and other sights in St. Augustine, and also entry to Marineland, Florida, and sightseeing in Silver Springs:  Glass Bottom Boat Ride, Jungle Speed Boat Ride and a visit to Ross Allan Reptile Farm….

Board hears request of teachers

The Kershaw County Board of Education met this morning in the Board room at the County Court House, with full attendance, to hear a report by Mrs. Mary B. DuVal, Principal of the Camden Junior High School, in which she requested equalization of the 25 percent local supplement of teachers’ salaries, and also asked that sick leave for teachers be made cumulative to 30 days (when the annual allotment of 15 days is not used, it could be accumulated from year to year up to a total of 30 days.)…

Teen-Age Dance Club starts here Saturday

Roberts-Dixon Post No. 5928, Veterans of Foreign Wars, is inaugurating a Saturday night Teen-Age Dance Club, the first dance to be held this Saturday evening, March 21, with the format for opening night to be “A Salute to Spring.”


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