As reported in The Columbia News 39 years ago, Dec. 6, 1962.
Baptists hold open house
Beautiful in every detail was the open house held at the new educational building of the Harlem Baptist Church Sunday afternoon. Approximately 300 guests called between the hours of 3 and 5 p.m.
Guests were greeted at the door by the Rev. J.E. Cook, pastor of the church; Mrs. J.C. Butler, representing the building committee; and W.H. Adams, superintendent of the Sunday School.
Pouring coffee was Mrs. J.E. Cook. The coffee table was covered with a cut work cloth. An arrangement of debutant Camellias in a silver bowl, a silver coffee urn and other silver appointments holding assorted cakes and nuts completed the picture.
Mayor Tracy attends meeting
Francis Tracy, mayor of Harlem, represented his area at a meeting in Thomson last Saturday night to dedicate the area's new dial telephone system.
Southern Bell's Thomson office has been converted to a dial system and linked with the Harlem office. Persons here can now call Thomson, as well as Augusta, without paying long-distance rates.
Harlem's code number is 556. Thomson's is 595.
Mayor Robert Knox of Thomson presided at the dedication meeting.
Week of prayer being observed
Harlem Baptist Church this week is observing a week of prayer for foreign missions and the Lottie Moon Christmas offering.
Meetings are being held at the church each day through Friday with the following serving as leaders:
Monday, Mrs. D.A. Howard; Tuesday, Mrs. James Kay; Wednesday, Mrs. H.A. Groves; Thursday, Mrs. Pace Jordan; Friday, Mrs. R.G. Hanna.
Knights hoopsters fall
Hephzibah's Rebels broke out of a deadlock by outscoring Evans 17-8 in the second period and went on to defeat the visiting Knights, 73-52, Tuesday night.
Cecil McManus with 26 and James Raborn with 25 led the Rebels, who had a 22-point spree in the third quarter to jump the lead another 10 points. Al Dempsey with 17 and Foster Rhodes with 16 were top scorers for Evans.
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