As reported 50 years ago in The Columbia News, May 6, 1954:
Bond vote scheduled
On June 9, 1954, Columbia County voters will decide whether the county Board of Education shall float a $380,000 bond issue to pay for the building and equipping of school buildings.
In the commercial department, under the direction of Mrs. R.B. Kinzey of Harlem High School, a number of the students have made outstanding records in typing. Mrs. Kinzey commends the entire 10th grade for their progress in shorthand.
Barbara Martin comes first on the list with 79 words per minute; Jane Whitaker has 72 words; Vera Purvis has 67 words.
Dogs beat Angels
On May 2, 1954, the Harlem Bulldogs beat the Appling Angels 7-3, in a good game.
John Pierce Blanchard, superintendent of schools, made a pre-game speech and threw out the first ball on Appling's new diamond. Starting pitcher was Lloyd Connell, who was relieved in the ninth inning by Aubrey Crawford for Appling.
Waymon Johnson went the route for Harlem, gaining his seventh victory of the season.
The 7-3 defeat introduced Appling's new ball park and uniforms.
The Harlem Chapter of the Future Farmers of America enjoyed a camping trip at Clarks Hill last Friday afternoon.
Forty-three boys, accompanied by adviser Tom Whitfield, made the trip. Millard Jenkins, janitor or the Harlem School, went along and did a good job of cooking for the group.
They returned home on Saturday afternoon tired, but every boy had enjoyed a wonderful night and day of camping and fishing.
On May 14, 1954, the senior class of Harlem High School will present a play entitled A-Feudin' Over Yonder, which is a typical "hill-billy" production, with much wit and humor introduced in its scenes.
The presentation of the play will climax the efforts of the class to assemble enough funds to enable them to complete their plans for the annual class trip, anticipated through four years of study and experience.
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