As reported in The Columbia News 47 years ago, Oct. 7, 1954
Harlem High Forms Student Government
Harlem High School is anticipating one of the most outstanding years in its history. Because of this, the faculty felt the students were capable of undertaking the responsibility of student government.
The objective of this student council shall be to counsel with students rather than to pass judgment on them.
The participants represent the Senior, Junior, Sophomore and Freshman classes. Each class nominated representatives from which the faculty chose the Student Council. They were judged on character, personality, leadership ability and scholastic achievement.
Georgia Leads in Moonshine War
Georgia and six other states of the Atlanta region are continuing to hold the national championship in the fight against moonshine, according to figures just released by the Alcohol and Tobacco Division of the Internal Revenue Service.
Federal agents, in cooperation with local officers, came up with a total of 750 stills seized during the month of August in the Atlanta region which includes Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. This represents a gain of 119 stills over the number seized in August 1953, and does not include those taken by local law enforcement authorities independently.
The 750 stills bagged in the Southeast amounted to slightly more than 79 percent of the total seized by federal agents in the entire nation during the month of August.
Episcopal Pastor to Serve Harlem Church
The Episcopalians of Harlem are delighted to hear of the arrival of Mr. Edward Shirley who is to be pastor in church of Trinity Episcopal Church, Harlem. Mr. Shirley is a graduate of the University of the South, Sewanee, Tenn., and has attended Virginia Theological Seminary for two years.
Starting this Sunday, October 10, there will be a service of Morning Prayer at 9:30 a.m. followed by an informal class of instruction and discussion. This service will replace the services that have been hold on Sunday nights. Rev. Allen B. Clarkson of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Augusta, will hold a service of Holy Communion next Sunday a month.
The public is cordially invited to attend these services which are being held at Harlem Woman's Club House.
Local Football Fans See Georgia-Texas A&M Play
Among those who attended the football game in Athens on Saturday afternoon, when Georgia played Texas A&M and were defeated in a 6-0 score, were the following from Harlem.
Mr. and Mrs. L.I. Prather, Larry; Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Culpepper, Bobby; Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Meybohm, E.G. and Bobby; Mrs. and Mrs. Gerald Carter, Messrs; Walt Williams, R.C. McKelvey, Dick Clary, Glenn Phillips Jr., Tom Whitfield, Bud Crawford, Mrs. and Mrs. J.C. Bible. The Harlem group was joined by Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wren, Mrs. and Mrs. Brinson Jones of Wrens.
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