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Yesteryear -- Jan. 12, 2011

48 YEARS AGO -- Jan. 9-14, 1963

Posted: January 11, 2011 2:20 p.m.
Updated: January 12, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Photo cutline -- Chamber Banquet Speaker -- Chamber of Commerce President Pierce Cantey, Audley H. Ward of Aiken, and retiring Chamber President Frank Rector pose for The Chronicle’s cameraman following last night’s annual meeting at The Court Inn. Approximately 250 persons attended.

Bethune’s undefeated boys posted their 11th straight victory last night (Tuesday), swamping Ruby, 66-33. The Bethune girls, who are 9-2 on the season, swept to a 49-26 win over the Ruby lassies. Horace Horton scored 19 points in pacing the Wildcats to their victory. Bill Crolley shot 15 for Ruby. Judy Davis netted 18 points for the Bethune girls, while Diane Coward scored 17 for Ruby.

Photo cutline -- Planning Crusade -- The group which planned the “Athletes For Christ” Crusade last month are pictured during their meeting at the Sumter YMCA. They are Johnny Spence, PGA golf professional; Nicholas Margiotta, Charleston business man; Hampton Davis, Camden business man, and Paul Alderman, Sumter business man; Bobby Richardson, Yankees’ second baseman; Powell Black, Florence city manager, and Stan Brading, Sumter business man.

Mrs. Louise Mills has been appointed manager of Mary Rice, Inc., local ladies’ ready-to-wear shop. Mrs. Beatrice R. Dixon, who has directed the Camden shop for more than a decade, retired January 1.

Camden’s fired-up Bulldogs fought off a late rally by Dentsville and held on to a two point lead over the final 29 seconds for a heart -- stopping 42-40 victory Tuesday night to avenge an early season loss to the Cougars. The Rockettes routed the Dentsville girls 49-19 to complete the sweep. In as wild and wooley a finish as ever witnessed in the Camden gym, Dentsville ace gunner David Anderson, attempting to tie the game, fired for the basket from five feet out with three seconds left on the clock. The ball circled the hoop twice then bounded away into the waiting arms of Bulldog guard Bruce Rush who brought it up court to the tune of the final buzzer.

The second production of the Camden Player’s 1962-63 season, “The School for Wives” by Moliere, is now in rehearsal, and the director, Tibor Csok, has announced the cast. Herbert Schreiber will be seen in the role of Arnolphe, a middle-aged bachelor who believes he has trained the perfect wife. Agnes, Arnolphe’s bride to be, is to be portrayed by Maria Csok. A newcomer to the Camden Players, Bill Silver, is cast in the role of Horace, a young student who is also in love with Agnes. In the supporting roles are veterans of the Camden Players past seasons: Ceanne Brosi, Miss Teacake of the “Ponder Heart”, as Georgette; Dave Harter as Chrisalde; Paul Dyches as Oronte; and Jerry Sands as Enrique.

Photo cutline -- Check for Books -- Mrs. Lewis Anderson, librarian at Camden’s Junior High School accepts a check from Rev. Ted Walters, representing the Camden Optimist Club, for the purchase of new books for the school library.

The Camden Junior Chamber of Commerce organization is now a member of the Camden-Kershaw County Chamber of Commerce, and the Jaycee’s president, William A. Barrett, has been elected a director-at-large of the Camden-Kershaw County Chamber, according to an announcement made today by Chamber Manager Ed Mitchell.

Buddy Small, senior Bulldog forward, was a unanimous selection for the All – Aiken Holiday Invitational tournament team as selected by coaches and officials and released Wednesday. Small scored 45 points in tournament play and pulled down 17 rebounds in each game. His 27 points against Dillon was the tournament’s high for a single game. Jimmy Moseley, the Bulldog’s outstanding rebounding forward was named to the All-Tournament second team.

Mrs.  H. R. Ennis won the Camden Ladies’ Golf Association’s All Iron Tournament last Tuesday with a net 79. Mrs. B. L. Jennings was second with an 81.

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