As reported in The Columbia News 64 years ago on Thursday, April 28, 1938 .
Columbia County government wins award
Columbia County won tenth place, a $250 award, in The Atlanta Constitution's $7,500 Progressive Government contest for 1937.
Columbia County does itself great credit in winning in this contest. We are all glad to know it. The honor is significant inasmuch as government affairs are usually let go by without much attention save from self-seeking politicians.
Harlem students win in district
At the Tenth District high school contest meet in Elberton last Saturday, April 20th, 1938, Miss Daisy Shephard won first place in piano which entitles her to represent the Tenth District state meet, early in May.
Miss Doris Anderson won second place in reading. The requirements were selections from "The Merchant of Venice." Emory McKinley and Gus Verdery won second place in debate.
Emory McKenney won second place in declamation; but a rule which allows a pupil to enter only two events rendered him ineligible so far as totaling points for the school; but by the decision of the judges he received second place. Emory represents the school in one act play, debate and declamation.
The contestants were accompanied from Harlem by Mrs. Joe Hatcher, Prof. O.A. Henderson, the present of the P.T.A. and several students.
Harlem P.T.A. has good meeting
The April session of the local P.T.A. was opened and conducted according to usual schedule. Miss Daisy Shepherd played the piano number which on Saturday won her the first place in the tenth district.
The treasurer reported all debts paid, and $747.84 raised last year.
Mrs. Winn gave report of P.T.A. meeting at Centerville.
Mrs. Winn was elected first vice president of this district at this meeting. Miss Marian Baughn was elected to serve again as president of the Harlem association.
Other officers are Mrs. Pearl Beall, vice president; Mrs. Overton McDaniel, treasurer; Mrs. Whidden, secretary.
Dr. Richard Weeks was special speaker of the occasion.
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