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Essay contest winner

Posted: December 4, 2011 - 1:09am

As reported 51 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Dec. 1, 1960:

Essay contest winner

Supervisors of the Little River Soil Conservation District have announced that Claudia Tucker, of Harlem High School, is the winner of the District Soil Conservation Essay Contest.

Tucker is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Tucker, of Harlem.

The winner has received a check for $50 given by the District Supervisors. All district winners will compete for the state prize.

The title for the 1960 Essay Contest was “A Better Georgia through Soil Conservation Districts.”

New UDC president

The United Daughters of the Confederacy held its annual convention in Richmond, Va., in November and elected as President General of the United Daughters of the Confederacy Mrs. Robert Bachman of Washington, D.C.

Mrs. Bachman is the sister of Mrs. Francis W. Tracey of Harlem, and is a frequent visitor to Columbia County.

She is a native of Tennessee and traces her ancestry to the colonial period. Her grandfather was a captain in the Alabama infantry.

TB hits six

Tuberculosis is a disease that shows no preference. It strikes young and old alike, men, women and children. It struck more than 1,400 Georgians in 1959, and six of those were in Columbia County.

The annual Christmas seal campaign is the only fund-raising program of the voluntary TB association. Christmas seal funds are used to finance skin tests and chest X-rays to find new cases.

Service member news

• Eugene E. Moore, aviation structural mechanic first class, USN, son of Mrs. Allene Moore of Harlem, is serving with Airborne Early Warning Barrier Squadron, Pacific at the Naval Air Station, Barber’s Point, Hawaii.

• Army Recruit James E. Boyd, whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. M.L. McZilkey live in Harlem, completed the eight-week lineman course Nov. 18, 1960 at the Southeastern Signal School, Fort Gordon. The 19-year-old soldier entered the Army last June and completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. He is a 1959 graduate of Harlem High School.

• Ross W. Powell, seaman apprentice, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Powell of Grovetown, is serving with Fleet Air Wing Five at Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Va.

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