Yesteryear in The State

From The State January 3, 1936

Allegations were made Thursday that modern warfare in Africa includes the beheading of captured enemy pilots, the use of poisonous gas, the bombing of the Red Cross units and the burning of churches.

The 74th Congress began its second session today amid political uproar, with the soldiers’ bonus measure at the top of the list.

The law claimed a victory in a race with death today, with the capture of Tommy Touhy, last of the Terrible Touhy’s. Reportedly doomed from an incurable disease, he was seized without firing a shot.

Sites were approved today in Columbia for the location of two new schools, Colonia Heights on Kirkland at Broad and King, and the Edgewood School on Almsbouse Road near Two Notch.

Motor vehicle fatalities reached a new all-time high in the United States of approximately 36,400 in 1953, the National Safety Council reported yesterday.

From The State January 3, 1946

Adm. Harold R. Stark said today Adm. Husband E. Kimmel, Pacific Fleet Commander, failed to carry out orders given him in a war warning before the Japanese attacked Pearl harbor Dec. 7, 1941.

Miller Tire Service defeated Duke Accountants 47 to 34 yesterday, and Todd Sporting Goods beat Superior Ice Cream 41 to 23 in the City Basketball League.

The 21-year-old wife of an American solider gave birth yesterday to a two-headed baby girl, and the two heads breathe, eat, cry and sleep at separate times.

The Silver Meteor, fast Florida East Coast crack passenger train, was derailed yesterday at Blaney by a split rail, killing two persons and injuring at least 28 others in the crash of six cars down a steep embankment.

January 3, 1966  State (published as The State)  Columbia, South Carolina
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