- In Shamokin, the announcement was made that the Lincoln schoolyard rink was ready for ice skates.

- The Shamokin School District announced that its new vocational education building at Franklin and Webster streets was set to open.

- It was a presidential election year, and Henry Wallace, the Iowa farm liberal, was alienating his fellow Democrats and talking about a third party.

- The Pan American Clipper knocked 20 minutes off the Atlantic record, crossing from Gander, Newfoundland, to Shannon, Ireland, in five hours and three minutes. The Clipper averaged 400 mph, but it was helped by a 95 mph tailwind.

- In downtown Shamokin, Wolfe's in the American Legion building was selling first-run men's shirts for $1.66. A hardback best-selling book could be purchased at Smink's on Market Street for 89ยข.

- Pottsville beat Shamokin, 52-32, in basketball. Chet Worhach had 11 points for Shamokin.

- Ronald Reagan, who had been a captain in World War II, was playing a sergeant in "John Loves Mary."

- There was a floor show at the Ritz in Kulpmont featuring the "Hubba Hubba Hula Gal."

- "Black Gold," starring Anthony Quinn, was playing at the Capitol.

- The Green Hornet came on the radio at 7:30 p.m.