As reported in The Columbia News 45 years ago on Thursday, Sept. 5, 1957.
New county FFA committeeman named
James G. Blanchard, of Evans, is the new Farmers Administration committeeman for Columbia County. He succeeds Baze L. Crawford, who has served his three-year term, said George McMahon, the agency's county supervisor.
Blanchard owns about 700 acres of land, 7,000 layers and 200 head of beef cattle.
The two committee members with unexpired terms are Orrin O. Anderson, of Grovetown, and Paul C. Knox, of Harlem. Anderson specializes in grain and beef cattle, while Knox operates a grade A dairy on approximately 250 acres.
Annual Garden School scheduled
The 23rd annual Garden School, conducted by the University of Georgia and sponsored by the Garden Club of Georgia, will be held Sept. 16-17, 1957, at Georgia Center for Continuing Education at the university.
The theme for this year's school will be "Landscape Design Study Courses for Garden Clubs," said Hubert B. Owens, director of the school and head of the landscape architecture department at the university.
Shelby Myrick, of Savannah, president of the Garden Club of Georgia, will preside. A talk on the national council's 1957-58 program of landscape design, illustrated with kodachrome slides, will be presented by Owens.
The school is only open to garden club members. Members planning to attend should preregister before Sept. 8, 1957. A small registration fee will be charged. Registration begins at 5 p.m. Sept. 16, 1957, with the first session of the school set for 8 p.m.
Speech training to be offered
Speech training will be offered to students at Evans High School this year, according to Principal John R. Brooks.
A speech class will be offered to high school boys and girls to "help them develop confidence and poise in any speaking or public appearance," Brooks said. Activities will include debates, public speaking and dramatics.
The classes will be taught by Mrs. Richard Walthart, speech director who graduated from Syracuse University with a B.S. in speech and education. She formerly taught in Binghampton, N.Y., public schools.
Private lessons may be taken by high and elementary school students and will cover two 30-minute sessions weekly.
First Harlem PTA meeting scheduled
The first meeting of the Harlem Parent-Teacher Association of the 1957-58 school year will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday in the school auditorium with Mrs. W.S. Culpepper presiding.
Important business will be discussed, which is why it is desired that all parents and friends attend.
Following the meeting, the Social Committee has planned a reception for teachers in the Home Economics room. Everyone is invited to attend.
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