Back in 1942...
- A victory rally was held at the Victoria Theater in Shamokin. The United States was in the second world war, and the issue was far from resolved in either North Africa or the Pacific, but everyone in the Shamokin area was convinced the allies would win, that it was simply a matter of time. That, of course, is the way it turned out in 1945. This victory rally featured music by the symphony orchestra of the Shamokin Elks and an address by Dr. Harvey Hoover of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg. The event played to a packed house.
- President Franklin D. Roosevelt announced that by the time 1943 was over, America would have a million troops overseas. The big battles of this time were in North Africa and New Guinea in the Pacific. New Guinea was an example of Americans becoming familiar with small islands, of which they had only the remotest of knowledge prior to the commitment of American troops in those places.
- Speaking of remote places, the Victoria had a picture to follow the previously mentioned victory rally. It was part of a series and it was called "Road to Morocco." It starred, as did all the pictures in the wild series, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dorothy Lamour. In a supporting role as the villain of the piece was an actor who probably would like to forget he was in this film. He went on to great dramatic roles and it is hard to picture him in "Road to Morocco." But it was true: Anthony Quinn played the heavy to Hope and Crosby's wacky heroes.
- At the Stevens Colliery in Trevorton, 100 men and a power shovel were clearing burnt ruins of a breaker and washery. Resident George Jones said the ruined insulation would be quickly replaced.
- In sports, Pitt was trying to break into the Big Ten Conference but would not succeed in the effort.
- In basketball, Shamokin High School beat Mount Carmel Township 41 to 21, with Coach Ben Thomas playing all of his 15-member squad.