As reported 47 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News, Thursday, Feb. 27, 1958:
Horace Fitzgerald, 19, narrowly escaped death when he purposely swerved the motorcycle on which he was riding to avoid hitting the stalled motorcycle of a friend.
The crash helmet he was wearing and quick rendering of first aid by a fellow racer, Vick Crenshaw, were credited with saving the boy's life. Minor head injuries and the loss of two teeth were the extent of Fitzgerald's injuries.
Course on Japan is offered in Winfield
Mrs. Howard Jones, secretary for missionary education and service of the Methodist Augusta District, conducted the first of a two-session study course on Japan on Feb. 20, 1958, at the Josie Dozier Community House.
X-ray clinic planned
The Columbia County Health Department will have a chest X-ray clinic on March 7, 1958, for people who have or have had home, familiar or employment contact with a case of tuberculosis; those having malaise suspicious or indicative of tuberculosis; and those being advised to have an X-ray examination by their family physician.
Evans teachers view film strip on reading
Dick Carroll, a representative of Row-Peterson, demonstrated to Evans teachers a film strip on teaching reading in five progressive steps to a second-grade class.
Carroll also demonstrated some film strips that could be used in a classroom situation and the procedure to be followed while using them. He left literature for ordering film strips for the Jack and Jill series in grades one through six.
Home saved in fire
The Washington Road Fire Department received much praise for the manner in which they saved the residence of E.L. Singletary on Twin Lakes Drive, Martinez, this past week.
Singletary, owner of the home, was thawing out a pipe and the flame from the welding torch accidentally started the fire. Damage amounted to only $150 on the $8,000 structure because of prompt, efficient service by the fire department, which quickly put out the fire while keeping water stains at a minimum.
Dental tests given
Dr. Peter Miles, an Augusta dentist, visited Harlem School this week and gave dental examinations to 160 Harlem students. This brings to 361 the number of students examined by Dr. Miles. He will return at a later date and complete the examinations of all students.
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