• Airmen Matthew N. McGinn and Gary M. Fortson Jr., graduated from United States Air Force basic training at Lackland AFB, San Antonio.
• Terry Holiday, Fort Mill High School principal, crowned Susan Lee, 18, of Grey Rock Road as Miss Fort Mill High.
• Nina Atwood was cast as Nellie Forbush and Bill Smith was cast as Emile De Becque in the upcoming Fort Mill Community Playhouse production of “South Pacific.”
• For the first time, Fort Mill based Springs Industries reported annual sales in excess of $2 billion.
• Fort Mill School District Four was one of the smallest in the state in terms of daily attendance, 2,188, and number of schools, five.
• The Fort Mill boys’ basketball team lost for the first time in the season. The team was defeated 41-48 by the Andrew Jackson Volunteers, a team the Jackets defeated handily twice earlier in the season.
• Walter Banks Meacham Jr., 83, retired banker and business man, passed away at Divine Savior Nursing Home in York.
• Two candidates, Frances McCallister and Robert Whitley, filed for the Fort Mill School Board election.
• The largest crowd to date in the new Fort Mill High gym witnessed the Yellow Jackets boys’ basketball team defeat the heavily favored York Green Dragons 47-45. The girls’ team played to a 33-33 tie.
• The Mother’s March for the March of Dimes in Fort Mill, led by Mrs. Mason Shillinglaw, netted the local campaign $923.53.
• Rumors were circulating that an effort was being made to rehabilitate the Fort Mill Troop of Boy Scouts which had been inactive for several months.
• F. M. Mack, superintendent of Fort Mill schools, was again urging passage of a bill forcing automobiles to stop before passing a stopped school bus.
• Accompanied by a windstorm of cyclonic velocity, there was a considerable hail throughout this section.
• John J. Bailes announced that he would establish a commercial dairy on the Valley Farm, owned by him, within a few miles of Fort Mill.
Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.