The Port Pirie women’s softball association A1 grade combine team won the state country title in Adelaide. The team was Sue Radloff, Bev Jacobs, Shirley Howlett (captain), Pauline Dixon, Beth Dietman, Sue Noll, Bev Argent, Ann Johnston, Eve Tavener (manager), Brian Price (coach), Shirley Pearce and Sue Kretschmer.
The BHAS staff batch on the Terrace closed. The building was purchased in 1917 as a residence and it was converted into a bachelor quarter in 1948-49. This house was since pulled down and the site is now a park.
The house captains and vice captains at Port Pirie High School were Judy Gum, Lynise Oaklands, Christ Exindaris, Chris McKinnon, Barbara Phelan, Jane Wood, Garry Madigan, Graham Jackson, Anita Wood, Robyn Chegwidden, Cameron Coligan, Greg Mayfield, Dianna Dietman, Debra Scholfield, Mark Robinson and Norbert Jahnke.
The winning teams and captains in the twilight netball was Fran Atherton (Emeralds) A Grade, Keryl Rosewarne (Tanerine) B grade, Lynette Bond (Tech Teens) C grade and Michelle Bowering D grade.
St Mark’s swimming carnival, Dooley house wins the swim cup. The house captains were the senior Teresa Ganley and the junior was Julie Mackrill.
Dianne James, 18, became the women bank teller in the town. She worked at the Commonwealth Bank.
After five years of preparation the Port Pirie Greyhound Racing Club commences. The speaker of the House of Assembly Mr Hurst officially opened the season. Mr Bob Sykes will act as the chief steward. The first winner was ‘Better Quality’ trained by D.G Lewis.
A record catch of snapper when 15,000 lbs was landed by Port Pirie fisherman Mr Keith Aitchinson.
The Crystal Brook hospital auxiliary debs and partners were Vicki Samwell and Brian Menzel, Pam Giles, and Brian Robinson, Tini Habi and Bing Habi, Glenys Stringer and Grant Chapman, Maxine Huxtable and Graeme Seeley, Rosslyn Venning and Graeme Frick, Sue Bailey and Brian Wilson, Robyn Hurst and Des Hurst, Denise Gale and Geoff Gale, Diane Hurst and Robert Kerin and Karen Wood and Tony Story.
Golden jubilee of the Port Pirie branch of mothers and babies health association. The first meeting was held on May 3, 1922. In charge of the centre was sister M.L Cootes.
Ken Saint’s car sale expands. The founder of Saint’s car business was Hilton Saint who left his Nurom property in 1947 to take over the grain agency of Thomas H.Webb on a site now occupied by the Port Pirie silos. Mr Saint took over from a Mr Degenhardt who served as mayor of Port Pirie for a number of years. His son, Ken, took over from his father.