As reported 46 years ago in The Columbia News, Dec. 27, 1956.
Harlem growth is reflected in phone directory
A measure of the growth of Harlem and surrounding communities is the large increase in the number of telephone directors being distributed this week to local subscribes.
Approximately 560 new directories are being delivered to homes and businesses, according to J.M. Williams, suburban manager for Southern Bell Telephone Company.
The new telephone directory has many new and changed listings and other helpful telephone information. Enough new directories have been printed to supply every subscriber and the allow for future telephone expansion.
Williams asked that the old directory be discarded and that the new one be used looking up telephone numbers. This helps avoid the possibility of getting wrong numbers and saves time for both the calling and called parties. Information should be called only when the number is not listed in the directory.
City offers reward
The City of Harlem is offering a $25 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone for destroying street lights within the city, according to City Manager O.B. Walsh.
As reported 32 years ago in The Columbia News, December 30, 1970.
Johnson report urges ear for youth, blacks
A legislative subcommittee headed by Rep. Bobby Johnson has called for the appointment of an ombudsman to hear complaints from Georgia youth and minority groups.
Johnson, chairman of the House Social Disorder and Generation Gap Study Committee, said his panel wants the ombudsman to "educate the establishment" and provide a safety valve for frustrated release of the young.
Johnson's subcommittee, created by Speaker George L. Smith following several disorders in the state such as the riot in Augusta and on Tenth Street in Atlanta, reported a "growing undercurrent of hate, distrust and rebellion among a large segment of Georgia's youth and minority groups."
According to the committee, Georgia's youths are more liberal than their parents and are frustrated with what they see as the "hypocrisy" in business and government.
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