- A low of 6 below zero was reported in Shamokin while the outskirts of Trevorton had a reading of 22 below. In addition, there were 8 inches of snow on Shamokin's streets.

- At the James Madison Hotel, John Kingman of the Pennsylvania Heart Association addressed the Shamokin-Mount Carmel chapter of that organization. A Queen of Hearts contest was set up for February with the Queen of Hearts to be crowned at a ball at the American Legion Hall on Feb. 23.

- Sen. Joseph Clark, a Philadelphia Democrat, issued a statement saying there was big-time gambling running rampant in Northumberland County. County D.A. Harold Bonno struck back, stating that in his 17 years in office, every gambling arrest had resulted in either a conviction or a guilty plea. Bonno added hotly, "If that is being in cahoots, then I don't know what cahoots is. Or are."

- Coal Township Fire Department hosted an event paying respect to 59 former fire chiefs, dead and alive.

- In Washington, D.C., politicians were betting that President John F. Kennedy would never get his new medical program for aged people through the Congress. They were wrong. That program is Medicare.

- In Clemson, S.C., 100 state policemen were on hand as the first black person ever was set to enter Clemson University. His name was Harvey Gantt and the situation was so tense that the police had a getaway plane warmed up for Gantt in case the white crowd got out of hand.