As reported in The Columbia News 52 years ago on Thursday, July 4, 1940.
Albert Morris wins contest
Albert Morris, reporter for the Harlem Future Farmers of America Chapter, won a $15 prize for writing an essay on the subject of "A Cropping program for my home farm." This is first prize for his district, there being four districts in the state. The contest is sponsored by the Chilean Nitrate Educational Bureau Inc. Mr. T.H. Bonner is the state educational director.
Poultry short course in Athens
Arthur Gannon, poultryman for the Georgia Agricultural Extension Service, announced from Athens this week that a poultry short course has been scheduled for July 15-19 on the University of Georgia's College of Agriculture campus.
The short course, he said, will be divided into two parts: the first three days dealing with poultry production, while the remaining two days will be devoted to persons interested in qualifying as blood testing and flock selecting agents under the National Poultry Improvement Plan. Those passing the examinations will be recommended to the Poultry Improvement Board for appointment.
Younger set honored at lovely prom party
On last Friday evening Miss Lucy Blanchard and Billy Blanchard entertained a number of their friends in Harlem with a prom party on the lawn of their home.
In addition to the proms, the young people enjoyed games and delicious refreshments served by the parents of the host and hostess, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Blanchard.
Columbia County Home Council
The third quarterly conference of the Columbia County Home Demonstration Clubs was held at Winfield, Tuesday, June 11, in Winfield's beautiful "Josie Dozier Hall."
The weather was fine and there were approximately 100 ladies and 4-H girls present which speaks for the interest being displayed in these meetings.
The first half-hour was devoted to informal singing in which every one joined and was led by Mr. E.D. King of Appling and his young daughter, Miss Jeanne King, who presided at the piano.
The outstanding feature of the morning was a talk by Miss Lurline Collier, State home Demonstration Agent, on "Citizenship" and in her imitable way she held the interest of all present.
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