- The Byler Quinn Post of the VFW announced the national commander of the group was coming to Shamokin as a guest at the end of January. The commander was Louis Feldmann, of Hazleton. He had one time been the district attorney of Luzerne County.

- Major Donald Lance, who was in command of the Salvation Army of Shamokin, announced a farewell event would be held for Lt. Julia Freed, who was being transferred out of Shamokin.

- In the Pittston area, Elwood Brown reported a mine subsidence incident in his backyard, where a hole - 35 feet in diameter and 15 feet deep - suddenly appeared. That marked the seventh such incident in the Pittston area in as many weeks.

- In Harrisburg, the end of an era was marked by the announcement that Gov. David Lawrence was moving out of the drafty old governor's mansion on North Front Street, near the Harrisburg Hospital. The building dated to 1861 and had been home to 23 governors. Lawrence would move into Indiantown Gap. A few years later, Ray Shafer would be the first governor to move into the mansion on Maclay Street.

- In Shamokin, the Rotary Club held a dinner in honor of the Shamokin High School football team, which had gone 9-2 for the season. The main speaker was Alonzo Stagg Jr., football coach at Susquehanna University. Stagg, whose father was a legendary football coach, was introduced by Rotary President Francis Beamer.