As reported 44 years ago in The Columbia News, Thursday, August 8, 1963:
Army helicopter lands in hay field
An Army helicopter with three patients landed in a hay field off Bel Air Road on Monday evening.
While carrying injured soldiers back to the Fort Gordon Hospital from Newberry, S.C., the helicopter developed oil pressure trouble and its pilot decided to land in Mrs. Thomas Rodgers' hay field.
A major with a broken leg and two other patients were aboard the helicopter. After the patients were evacuated by ambulance, a pair of MP's stayed at the site through the night to assure the helicopter would not be damaged. Mechanics worked on the helicopter all day Tuesday but were unable to correct the problem.
Student attends state conference
Patti Culpepper, president-elect of the Harlem chapter of the Future Homemakers of America, was among the 250 FHA students in the state chosen to attend a weeklong leadership conference in Covington, Ga. Patti, a rising Senior at Harlem High, attended the conference on the week of July 29.
The Harlem High student was selected to attend the conference because she has shown leadership abilities. Patti has served as recreational chairman and vice president of the Harlem chapter. She also holds the State Future Homemaker Degree, which is the highest award granted by the State Association.
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