- The weather in Shamokin was unsettled with a low in the 40s, but that was great compared to other places. The Midwest was sweltering in a heat wave featuring temperatures in the 90s, while the Rockies had 18 inches of snow in spots and Los Angeles, of all places, reported a trace of snow.

- At the Magee Hotel in Bloomsburg, Jack Persing was named a statewide vice president for district six of the Junior Chamber of Commerce.

- At Bucknell, two Shamokin High School students came away with honors at a science fair. Ninth-grader Walter Warhocz won for his experiment on hypersensitivity and senior Carol Corman for her project on crystallization.

- At Lourdes High School, 12,000 people showed up to take the new Sabin oral vaccine against polio.

- At St. Stanislaus Church, the Friendship Fire Company held its 19th anniversary fest. Speeches by Judge William Troutman and Mayor Lester Weller were heard by 300 guests.

- In Washington, D.C., President John F. Kennedy said he would consider new moves to counter Communist activity in Laos, a place few Americans had ever heard of. Kennedy would end up sending in substantial numbers of American advisers to Laos and neighboring Vietnam and the U.S. would find itself in a war that was to become the most unpopular conflict in American history.

- In Harrisburg, Gov. William Scranton was pushing for a rise in taxes, much to the chagrin of his fellow Republicans.