As reported in The Columbia News 59 years ago, Dec. 17, 1942
Notice from rationing board
The local War Price and /Rationing board again wishes to remind the public that no transfers of gasoline may be made to consumers in exchange for coupons unless the license number and state of registration are written in ink on the reverse side of coupon, so announced Mr. R. Bertron Anderson, chairman, Columbia County Board today.
Motorists are asked to do this before presenting coupons to service stations. This request is made so as to facilitate handling and avoid improper use of stolen or lost books.
Filling station's operators can render a distinct service to their customers carefully checking the reverse side of these coupons to see if they coincide with the license plates on the automobile.
Sacred song story service
On Sunday evening, Dec. 20, at 8 o'clock, at the Methodist church, the music and expression department of the Harlem School will present a Christmas song and story service.
All members of the department will have a part on the program.
Two little girls, four years of age, will sing the Christmas message to their dollies. The two youthful singers are Jane Cole and Vaughn Owens.
Cotton ginned in county
The cotton census report shows that there were 2,674 bales of cotton ginned in Columbia County, Georgia from the drop of 1942 prior to December 1, 1942, as compared with 1,004 bales ginned to December 1, 1941.
Harlem F.F.A. chapter news
The Chapter will hold a Christmas party on Wednesday with the Home Economics Club on the drill field at the school house.
There will be a big bonfire, hot dogs will be served and games played by all. A good time is expected by all who attend.
The boys who have been doing their bit in the war effort by helping to gather over $70.00 worth of bonds and stamps. All are contributing to the Camp and Hospital Fund for Christmas. The 11th grade hopes to have their paper printed by Thursday.
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