As reported 43 years ago in The Columbia News, Oct. 13, 1960:
The Boy Scouts of Harlem had a wet camping trip, but most enjoyable in spite of their drenching. The camping site was 3/4 of a mile below Clarks Hill Dam at the camp of Scoutmaster Lloyd McCurdy.
The boys learned some boating safety, cooking tips, exploring facts and went for hikes. They slept under tents in sleeping bags. However, when the rains came, most of the boys took for cover as the tents began to leak.
Those attending the camping trip were Bobby Culpepper, Bobby Brown, Bobby Meybohm, Butch Whiddon, R. Lamkin, Jerry Stokes, Jim Cook, Dick Tracy, Don McCurdy, Phil Judd, Mike Judd and Don Foxworth.
The Georgia High School Principals Association held their annual fall conference in Macon on Oct. 4 and 5. Some 200 principals from all over the state of Georgia attended the session.
Principal W.H. Adams of Harlem Elementary and High School, and Principal E.G. Wilson of the Warrenton School, attended the conference.
Home club meets
The Evans Home Demonstration Club held its monthly meeting Thursday at Evans High School. Mrs. Sam Baston presided at the business session; Mrs. T.J. Herrington gave a most inspiring devotional.
Plans were discussed for the exhibit booth to be entered in the Augusta Exchange Club Fair later in October. After the business meeting, Miss Margaret Reynolds gave a demonstration on canning tomatoes.
The Harlem Rotarians had a very interesting meeting Monday evening. The program was presented by Principal W.H. Adams and it was most unique in both content and delivery.
The Rotarians heard a tape recording by Tom Collins, Kansas City banker, which was humorous and thought-provoking.
Claude McEver, publisher of The Columbia News and McDuffie Progress, was a guest of the Harlem Rotary.
Georgia's Spanish-American War veterans are urged to use caution in changing their pension claims under a recent federal law.
The law, which became effective Sept. 1, 1960, provides that veterans of the Spanish-American and Indian wars who are receiving pensions and aid of attendance amounting to $135.45 each month may elect to receive them under the new general pension law.
However, the general pension takes into consideration the net worth and income of the veteran.
There are presently about 400 Spanish-American War veterans in Georgia, and their average age is 84 years.
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