As reported 43 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Dec. 28, 1961:
A new type of Christmas decoration was tried at Harlem High School this year. The decorations, made by students who are taking math, were based upon mathematics.
The algebra students, for instance, made Christmas cards using formulas, and the geometry students made Christmas cards on which were drawn geometric figures.
Girl Scouts meet
Girl Scout Troop 145 of Harlem held its Christmas party on Wednesday, Dec. 20, 1961, at the Harlem Women's Club house.
The Scout leader, Mrs. Raymond Keller, and her assistant, Mary Ann Moon, led the girls in games and afterward everyone exchanged Christmas gifts and enjoyed refreshments consisting of hot chocolate, hard candy and cookies.
Georgia Power Co. has announced payments totalling $19,933 to county and city officials. Payments to the county were $19,468, with $465 going to Harlem.
The checks were part of $6.7 million in property taxes the company paid throughout Georgia in 1961. In 1960, the company paid $6.1 million in property taxes in the state.
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