It is Friday, Oct. 5, and before the gathering of years can further tarnish our public recollection, the Easley Progress will shake off the red rust of time and open up the archives to October of 1946.
The Progress reported that the County’s 1946 cotton crop would bring in $2,200,000.
The article detailed that farmers were in good financial condition as rain and weevil damage was not serious.
Also reported was a feature segment entitled, “In the Past” where the staff pulled files from the archives of the Easley Progress 18 years prior to 1946.
The files revealed that in 1928 the Daughters of the Confederacy would serve dinner to Confederate veterans in the home economics rooms of the Easley High School.
The Lyric Theatre in Easley was showing “A Stolen Life” starring Bette Davis and “California Gold Rush” starring Wild Bill Elliott.
Several Advertisements were also featured.
The Easley Shoe Service announced,
“We are on our way to Easley Shoe Service for an expert invisible sole repair job.”
Dixie Music Shop advertised records for children including Mother Goose songs, Peter Rabbit, and fairy tales.
In National news, 10 months had come and gone since Project Diana bounced radar waves off the surface of the moon and determined precisely its distance from Earth.
In world news, Nazi war criminals convicted at the Nuremburg Trials were executed by hanging for their crimes against the people of Europe.
The Easley Progress was in its 44th year.