As reported in The Columbia News 71 years ago on Thursday, Oct. 1, 1931.
County Red Cross chapter reorganized
W.C. Morill, of the American Red Cross national headquarters, met with Harlem residents to reorganize the Columbia County Red Cross chapter. Since the end of war work, the chapter has done nothing more than annual roll call.
As a beginning, the meeting resulted in an executive board with G.B. Pollard, of Appling, as chapter chairman. At the first meeting of the six-member board, Pollard will appoint a district chairman to organize the county districts at the first board meeting.
The goal of the chapter is to enroll at least 250 members in the county. Memberships costs range from $1 for an annual membership to $25 for a supporting membership. Of all membership dues, 50 cents goes to the national headquarters and the balance remains in the county for local chapter work.
the next roll call will be Nov. 8.
Minstrel show coming to school auditorium
A minstrel show is at 8 p.m. Sunday in the school auditorium. The show's slogan is It will do us all good to laugh. Local talent will play.
Proceeds benefit the Baptist Sunday School to purchase new songs books.
Admission is 10 cents and 20 cents.
Education, entertainment programs discussed in Winfield
At the first fall meeting of the Winfield Club, members discussed plans for educational and entertainment programs. A three-member committee - Mrs. Olvin Smith, Mrs. James Tankersley and Mrs. Thomas Tankersley - was appointed to supervise the programs for nine months.
At each business meeting, a demonstration will be put on by a club member or the home demonstration agent. Next month's meeting will feature a skit or playlet, which the ladies approved.
A special for the year will be decided on later.
Reverend indicted on son's murder
A Richmond County grand jury indicted the Rev. J.M. Williams, a former pastor of the Methodist Church at Rochelle, on Tuesday for the slaying of his son, Radford, a U.S. Navy sailor.
The former pastor may go on trial in Superior Court in Augusta on Oct. 12. The state called 12 witnesses to appear before the grand jury.
County court opened Monday
With Judge Franklin behind the bench, the September term of the Columbia County court opened at 10 a.m. Monday. Not many cases were before the court, but the judge reminded jurors their duty as a body was to weigh evidence and try a case on its merits.
Attendance on the first day was large, including lawyers from Thomson and Augusta.
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