As reported 50 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, March 18, 1954:
Retail purchases in Columbia County amounted to $534,504 in October 1953, $418,696 in November 1953 and $585,747 in December 1953, compared to sales of $682,170 in December 1952.
Statewide buying in the fourth quarter of 1953 was up nearly 8 1/2 percent over the third quarter, according to reports from the Georgia state Chamber of Commerce.
The Home Demonstration Council of Columbia County will sponsor another of their delightful cooking schools under the direction of Miss Evelyn Hagler, Home Service supervisor of Georgia Power Co.
It will be similar to the successful school held at Evans last year. This year it will be held at the Appling School building.
Harlem beats Appling
On March 14, 1954, the Harlem Bulldogs romped on the Appling Angels by a score of 17-1.
Winning pitcher Waymond Johnson gave up only three hits. Appling's only run came on a passed ball, scored by Aubrey Crawford who collected one of Appling's hits.
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Luckey opened their beautiful new home on East Trippe Street with a delightful dinner party Friday evening to a group of friends.
This was the first opportunity many of the group had to see the home since this popular young couple had moved in, and many were the exclamations of admiration over its spaciousness and beauty.
Harlem is happy to add this home to the list of the many beautiful new homes that have been erected in the late years. It is modern, convenient and desirable from every viewpoint.
Cancer film shown
The Warning Shadow, an American Cancer Society film, was shown at the Harlem Women's Club meeting last Thursday afternoon, where attendance was better than usual.
Tom Whitfield was present and showed the film by the American Cancer Society, showing the danger of lung cancer for heavy smokers.
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