The Time Machine for March 15, 2013: Back in 1948
- In Kulpmont, the family of a young student named Peter Krehel received a letter from the University of Charles V in Prague, Czechoslovakia, where the young man was a student. Krehel, who later became Northumberland County president judge, told his family that at least five professors at the university had been dismissed since the Communists had taken power a short time earlier.
- Chicago millionaire Marshall Field said he would cease publication of his experimental newspaper PM, a New York City daily, because of union problems. The paper would continue hitting the streets under new ownership, but Field's decision really sealed PM's doom.
- Northumberland County Judge Robert Fortney told the county bar association that juvenile delinquency was becoming a major problem in the state and county.
- In Washington, the FBI said it had cleared more than a million federal workers in a controversial loyalty probe.
- On the aircraft carrier Boxer, Commander Evan Peter Aurand, a Navy test pilot, landed the new FJ-1 jet at 110 mph, 30 mph faster than conventional landings. Aurand was a son of Major Gen. Henry S. Aurand, Shamokin's highest-ranking representative in the military.
- Heavyweight champion Joe Louis amazed boxing fans by coming out for third-party candidate Henry Wallace for president. Louis had never involved himself in politics before.
- There were nearly 51,000 registered voters in Northumberland County, and nearly 14,000 more Republicans than Democrats.