The Time Machine for February 15, 2013: Back in 1948
- Judge Harold Kessinger spoke to the Shamokin Rotary Club, citing the fact that there were 6,371 Rotary clubs, at least one in every nation of the world, except Russia.
- The Eagles Club was featuring a show called "10 Reasons Why." Admission was 30 cents.
- In Washington, President Harry Truman was playing it cool as to whether or not he would run for president later in the year. Truman had become president when Franklin D. Roosevelt died in 1945.
- In Harrisburg, Gov. Jim Duff said there were differences of opinion, but no real split between him and Sen. Edward Martin over the Marshall Plan to help rebuild Europe. Martin, who had been Duff's Republican predecessor, favored the plan that was moving through the Senate. Duff opposed it.
- The B'nai B'rith Lodge of Shamokin honored area high school athletes. The main speaker was Glenn Killinger, one-time Penn State football star who was coach at West Chester State Teachers College.
- A group representing the Maple Hill Miners Union went to Philadelphia to prove a point to the IRS. They showed their miners' hard hats, muzzles, belts and boots. The IRS agents were amazed. They really believed miners mined in street clothes. They said miners could deduct the cost of the clothing because they couldn't really wear it anyplace but in a mine.