As reported 66 years ago in The Columbia News, Thursday, Dec. 30, 1937:
Prather home burns
It causes wide regret to learn of the loss of the beautiful new bungalow of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Prather near Harlem.
Mr. and Mrs. Prather spent Thursday night with Mrs. Prather's people at Dearing. On Friday they found the entire building in ruins. Nothing was saved. The beautiful new furniture was destroyed and had no insurance. The building, valued at about $5,000, had some insurance.
County Agent E.H. Jackson advised the farmers of this county to keep their brood sows gaining weight at a good rate during the next few months if they want to get large litters of pigs next spring. Sows that gain the most during the gestation period stand to produce the largest litters of pigs.
Jackson also warns farmers that care should be used in building terraces, as hasty and careless terrace-building may cause serious trouble. A break in a terrace ridge will pour large quantities of water over a narrow strip of land and cause a gully.
The fine attendance at the Methodist Sunday School last Sunday was an inspiration to all who were present. In the initial count there were 147 present and the collection was $7.08.
stockholders of the Thomson Production Credit Association will hold their annual meeting at the Thomson courthouse Jan. 13, 1937. Complete and detailed reports will be made by the officers of the association on its operations for the past year, directors will be elected and other highly important business will be transacted.
The Thomson Production Credit Association serves Columbia, McDuffie, Warren and Taliaferro counties and in 1937 made loans totaling $138,000.
Showing at the Price Theatre in Thomson:
Dec. 31: Stand In, with Leslie Howard, Joan Blondell, Humphrey Bogart, Alan Mowbray and Marla Shelton
Jan. 1: Saturday's Heroes, with Van Heflin; Frontier Town with Tex Ritter and Marian Marsh
Jan. 3 and 4: 52nd Street, the "Street of Gay Night Life and Excitement," with Ian Hunter, Pat Patterson, Leo Carillo, Sid Silvers and Zasu Pitts
Jan. 5: Springtime in the Rockies, with Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette; with serial Radio Patrol.
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