As reported in the Columbia News 49 years ago, Thursday, May 27, 1954.
Harlem High recital
A varied and delightful program of reading monologues, voice, and piano solo, choruses, duets and romantic scenes with choruses was presented by the Music and Expression Department of Harlem High School, under the direction of Joe Hatcher on Thursday evening, May 20, as a part of the closing exercises of the school.
The audience attested that they were pleased and highly entertained by the vigorous applause that followed every number on the program. Parents, families, friends and visitors were present from all parts of Columbia County. Every number was presented in a manner that showed the patient and meticulous training they have received and the progress they have attained throughout the year. The voices were clear and sweet, well adapted as to pitch and tones, in the various numbers.
H-bomb film to be shown
Operation Ivy - the Technicolor motion picture of the H-bomb explosion of 1951 - will be shown twice on Wednesday, June 2, 1954, at Powell Baptist Church.
You will actually see the breath-taking explosion. You will see the rest of the island before the explosion, but not after the explosion - the island was destroyed and vanished from sight. You will see the comparative destructive effort of this same bomb on Washington, D.C. and New York.
You must see this H-bomb explosion of 1951 to compare in same manner the H-bomb which was tested this year, but which is several hundred times more powerful.
Pritchard preaches baccalaureate
The Rev. J. Carson Pritchard of Carrollton, Ga., will preach the Baccalaureate Service for the Harlem High School graduates on Sunday, May 30, 1954, at 11 a.m. in the high school auditorium.
Rev. Pritchard is a native Georgian. He received his A.B. degree from Bowdon College and his B.D. degree from Andover Newton Theological Seminary in Massachusetts. He was pastor of the Heflin, Al., Baptist Church from 1940 to 1946.
Harlem beats Appling
The Harlem Rams ran away with Appling in a score of 5-1 Tuesday afternoon.
Richmond Harriss pitched a two-hitter game for the Rams. Pete Knox was the losing pitcher for Appling.
Extra base hits for the Rams were: a triple by Kenneth Moore, and doubles by Robert McNair Jr., Leonard Cason and Richmond Harriss.
March sales lower
March retail sales for Columbia County merchants amounted to $460,620, according to a report just received from the Georgia State Chamber of Commerce.
Across the state, the retail picture for March reflects general stability with sales of $277 million, a fraction above those for the same month in 1953 but slightly under the February 1954 total.
Grovetown pupils visit Augusta
On Tuesday morning the first-grade pupils with their teacher, Mrs. Otis Johns, went on a school bus driven by I.C. Askew to visit points of interest in Augusta.
The first stop was made at Fire Station No. 7 on King's Way. There they were shown the chief's car, the fire engine, and the hook and ladder truck about which they had been reading. One of the firemen showed how fast he could get into his suit and boots and slide down the pole.
Their next stop was at Borden's Division of Sancken's Milk and Ice Cream station. They were shown through the plant and were served ice cream.
They group then went to the train station, where they were shown through a dining car and pullman. Then they all got on the train and rode back to Grovetown.
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