As reported in The Columbia News 48 years ago on Thursday, Jan. 7, 1954.
Harlem welcomes new elected officials
In the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle, many Harlem residents forgot to cast a vote in the municipal election held Dec. 14. Those that did vote, elected Glenn S. Phillips as mayor and Oventon McDaniel and Hulon O. Hatcher as councilmen.
Mayor Phillips is a lifetime Harlem resident and keeps abreast of national, state and local issues. He will be working closely with City Manager O.B. Walsh, who is an understanding, just and skilled city manager.
MYF held annual Christmas rally
The annual Christmas rally of the Methodist Youth Fellowship was held in the Fine Arts Building of the University of Georgia on Dec. 29, when youth from all over north Georgia attended.
Mrs. Arthur J. Moore gave a platform address on "Missions," this year's theme. After lunch in Athens restaurants, the young people reassembled for a folk festival followed by a recreation period.
All 10 districts were well-represented with the Augusta district, with Tommy Burnside of Thomson as president, had one of the largest delegations.
Third Civic Music concert scheduled
Local Civic Music patrons are early anticipating hearing Alfredo Campoli in a violin concert at the Bell Auditorium Thursday evening.
The program will include selections from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries including the Devil's Trill by Giuseppe Tartini, one of the greatest masters of violins techniques of the 18th century.
Avery family looks forward to father returning
Master Sgt. Robert Avery will soon be returning from his U.S. Army tour of duty in Korea to his wife and young daughters. His family spoke with him via a telephone call as soon as he hit the California shoreline early Sunday morning.
After making a stop at Fort Jackson, Master Sgt. Avery hopes to be with his family by next Sunday.
The family hopes he will be stationed at Camp Gordon.
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