Yesteryear In The State

From the State of June 12, 1913:

John Blackburn of Columbia is elected athletic Director of the Univeristy of South Carolina.

Dr. Charles Manning Furman, head of the English department at Clemson college since its founding, resigns to become professor emeritus . . . . Dr. D. E. Daniel is new head of the English department.

Despite rainy weather, large crowds attend commencement exercises at Newberry college . . . six selected speakers deliver brief addresses.

University of South Carolina graduates hear timely address by W. H. Hunt of Newberry who declares that no state can be greater or better than its people. . . Dr. J. B. Game, distinguished alumnus, and now dean of the Alabama State Normal college, is visitor and finds the university improved since he was a student there.

Columbia city council cannot decide whether to put available fund into paving sidewalks or building sewerage drains. . . Some members consider public health more important than sidewalks.

Summerville has new town council . . . mayor and aldermen take oath of office.

FRom The State of June 12, 1923:

Two states suffer severe flood damage. . . seven dead and many thousand homeless in Kansas and northern Oklahoma. . . damage may reach five million dollars.

Carolina alumni comeback today for reunion . . . “old grads” hold center of the state at university commencement . . . society celebrations held in chapel.

Flames threaten to destroy 20,000 bales of cotton at the Palmetto compress, but quick action by the Columbia fire department prevents costly blaze . . . estimate damage $7,500, on 50 bales of cotton badly damaged.

Cadet Charles E. Boineau, recent Clemson graduate, arrives at his home in Columbia . . . Dr. M. T. C. Bates of St. Matthews is attending meeting of the trustees of the South Carolina college . . .James Scarborough of Sumter was recent visitor in Columbia.

. . . Boys of Trinity will leave for their annual camp at White pond, near Blaney, early next week.

June 12, 1943  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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