As reported in The Columbia News 39 years ago, Nov. 29, 1962
Open house slated at Harlem clinic
Harlem has scheduled an open house at its new medical clinic on Louisville Street, Sunday afternoon from 3 to 5.
The recently completed clinic is staffed by two doctors, Dr. Daniel F. Ward and Dr. George A. Playford. The building was built by Columbia people to relieve a shortage of doctors and medical facilities in that area.
The modern, up-to-date medical building includes two waiting rooms, a receptionist's desk and office, five examining rooms, an X-ray room, operating and emergency room, laboratory room, therapy room, storage, two doctor's offices and two restrooms.
Toll free telephone service extended
Sunday morning, Harlem area citizens will wake up with a brand new service - toll free telephone connections to Augusta and Thomson.
Actual change over, which will also give Harlem subscribers new telephone numbers - will be made at 2 a.m., according to J.M. Williams, Southern Bell regional manager.
And at 2:01 a.m. - for those who want to stay up that late or get up that early - the seven numeral dial system will be in operation. New phone books have been mailed and should have been delivered to subscribers by Wednesday, Williams said.
High level jobs urged for area
A Georgia Institute of Technology professor Monday night challenged CSRA leaders to work towards providing high-level jobs for young men and women who are currently migrating into larger cities.
Dr. Kenneth Wagner said by generating new payroll jobs, opportunities are created for youth, which fully utilize their intelligence and capabilities.
He spoke to about 40 representatives of the Central Savannah River Area Planning Commission in Wrens. The Commission covers Columbia and 12 other counties in Savannah River Valley.
Community leaders slate panel discussion
A panel discussion, sponsored by the Harlem P-TA will be held Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. at the school building.
Mrs. Glenn Phillips Jr., P-TA president, said the panel will discuss, "Strengthening Our Homes - Through Spiritual Values", a good health program, cultural values, clubs and civic groups.
The topic will be discussed by Harlem Mayor Francis Tracy, moderator; LeGrand Van Keuren, Dr. Daniel Ward, H.M. Verdery Jr., Mrs. R.E. Whiddon, Elizabeth DeBeaugrine and Ted Bayley.
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