As reported in The Columbia News 47 years ago, Sept. 23, 1954
City drills well; to be ready soon
The announcement has been made by Harlem officials that a deep well is being drilled that is expected to furnish around 200 gallons per minute. The well will be ready for service in 10 days or two weeks.
Meantime, Mrs. O.B. Walsh announces that while the water situation remains critical, there is enough for ordinary household consumption in reason, but washing of cars and irrigating are banned until a more sufficient supply of water is available. Public cooperation is urged.
Driving course is being taught
A new and interesting course has been added at Harlem High School in a course in Driver Education, which will be taught by Tom Whitfield, vocational agriculture instructor.
Many people think that manual skill is the only important factor in driving, but the problem goes deeper than that. Attitudes and judgment are the most important factors, Whitfield said.
Schools throughout the country are now shifting the problem of developing skilled drivers to the classroom. Before doing the actual driving of a car, one must be taught the importance of obeying safety rules and become fully acquainted with the car, its parts and how the car is operated.
Georgia will get federal funds for kids' milk
Georgia will get $1,755,000 as its part of the new federal funds allocated to help buy milk for school children this year.
The milk program will be administered through the School Lunch Organization, but will be available in schools that do not have school lunch facilities. All superintendents will be notified about details of the new funds when the information is available, Eleanor Pryor, supervisor, said.
The milk will be bought locally and will be Grade A Raw or Grade A Pasteurized.
The school lunch program has recently been put under the vocational education division of the State Department of Education.
Loyal workers name officers for school year
On Monday afternoon, Sept. 13, the Loyal Workers Class of the Harlem Methodist Sunday School met at the church with Mrs. Homer Hill, Sara B. Fox and Mrs. A.E. Davenport as hostesses.
There were 18 present and three visitors. The meeting was opened with the singing of Leaning on the Everlasting Arms.
In the absence of Mrs. Walter Bell, Fox presided, conducting the usual routine business. Mrs. George McCorkle gave the report of the treasurer and Hill reported on the sale of aprons and Christmas cards.
As program chairman, Fox then presented Mrs. James Griffin, who gave the devotional.
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