As reported in The Columbia News 47 years ago on Thursday, Feb. 24, 1955.
Bishop will visit Harlem
The Rev. Albert R. Stuart, Bishop of the Diocese of Georgia, will visit Trinity Episcopal Church in Harlem at 4 p.m. Sunday. He will also hold a Baptism and Confirmation service at the Harlem Woman's Clubhouse.
Bishop Stuart will approve plans for the church building to be erected on Louisville Street. This will be the second time an Episcopal Bishop has made an official visit to Harlem. Bishop Stuart made the first official visit on Nov. 21.
After the service, the will be a short reception with refreshments offering residents and opportunity to meet the Bishop.
County releases March of Dimes contributions
Contribution received at the Columbia County March of Dimes were totaled this week and released by 1955 March of Dimes chairman J.E. Cook.
Each community in the county was represented with totals collected from schools and at the Mothers March. Harlem lead the list with $478.91 collected followed closely by Grovetown with $448.40.
Totals included $362.67 collected at schools and $1,145.19 from Mothers March collections totaling $2,518.84 collected through out the county for the March of Dimes.
School children may receive polio shots
Polio shots may be on the way to about 250,000 first and second graders in Georgia this spring if the results of last year's spring trials with the Salk vaccine show that it prevents paralytic polio and if the federal government licenses the vaccine, said Dr. T.F. Sellers, director of the Georgia Department of Public Health.
Dr. Sellers pointed out that particular plans for administering the shots will be carried out only if final reports from the Polio Vaccine Evaluation Center at the University of Michigan show the vaccine used last year is effective in preventing polio.
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