As reported 50 years ago in The Columbia News, Feb. 25, 1954:
Breeders hit mark
The Columbia County Artificial Breeders Association, Inc. announced that their organization inseminated a total of 1,092 cows in 1953 as compared to 973 in 1952.
Columbia County ABA, Inc. buys semen from the American Breeders Service stud at Asheville, N.C., which has boosted the record of cows bred from 103,535 in 1952 to 109,226 in 1953.
Dimes drive success
Columbia County collected a total of $3,840.20 in the 1954 March of Dimes, according to Otis Johns, chairman of the Polio drive.
"I consider this a wonderful drive put over by many people," Johns said. "I wish to express my deep appreciation to everyone that had a part in making this drive a success."
Harlem gets check
A check for $1,256.42 was delivered to the city of Harlem this week by L.C. Bartlett, of the Georgia Power Co. This payment represents 3 percent of the gross receipts from the sale of electric power to commercial and residential customers in the city.
The payment for $1,952 was 1,054.58.
One of the most enjoyable parties of the season was that given by the Harlem Chapter of the Future Homemakers of America, in honor of the Harlem Chapter of the Future Farmers of America in the Harlem High School gym.
Group singing was led by Virginia James and Ann Hogan. Folk games and square dancing were enjoyed throughout the evening.
Adviser of the FFA chapter is Tom Whitfield. Adviser of the FHA chapter is Camilla Prather.
Under the leadership of W.R. Tye, county agent, the Columbia County annual 4-H banquet was observed at Winfield Community House Thursday evening.
In addition to Club members, sponsors from different sections of the county were present. Mrs. Andrew Anderson rendered the music. Dot Dozier and Jane Tye led the songs.
Soldier now coaching
Sgt. James Sanders, the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Sanders, of Harlem, is now starring as a player and coach of the Fort McPherson basketball team, which in late March will enter the big Third Army Basketball Tournament to be held at Camp Gordon, Ga.
The team Sanders has whipped together is now playing a heavy schedule with other teams in the Atlanta area, and is expected to be a big contender for the championship of the Third Army.
Young's Radio and TV Service in Harlem is having a sale on new 1954 Motorola televisions. A 17-inch portable is $189; 21-inch televisions are $259; 24-inch models are $489, and the immense Bayford 27-inch console model is $695.
Movies now showing at the Columbia Theater in Harlem each evening at 7:30:
Thursday and Friday, Because of You, with Loretta Young and Jeff Chandler; Saturday, Jungle Girl, with Joan Sheffield, along with Last of the Pony Riders with Gene Autry; Monday and Tuesday, The Moon is Blue, with William Holden; and Wednesday, Sailor of a King, with Jeffrey Hunter.
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