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   Aiken Journal and Review (Newspaper) - February 5, 1930, Aiken, South Carolina                                 Nearly every family * n  Aiken County read* the Journal and  Review,  S    \    .....—.........,... - .    ‘    "    “rf'......  ©he Jmtrnal and Hebif®  No Paper Published in this Locality Equals the Journal and Review’s  Circulation in Aiken County  8 PAGES  INVESTIGATION MAGISTRATE'S OFFICE ORDERED BV GRAND JURY PRESENTMENT  State Sale Of Seals Low Says David Coker  $2,00 a Year—Sc a Copy  Building of New Court House Among Surges* dom Made in Report, Elevator at Hospital Decried.  Mo tm    Money Rather than Loa.  N«*d«Ni for Fight on Whit# Pl** va,  According to State Chairman.  OFF UNTIL M ARCU  Girl Scouts To Hold Open House Thursday  COMPTROLLER GENERAL WRITES  Par«i,la and Other Interested Parti** Invited to Informal Function at Now Cirl Scout Hut.  gent appeal for a new court house ware among the matters taken up in the presentment of th* grand jury which flniahed its work last week.  Appointment of a committee to correct irregularities if any in Mr.  Th** annual seal sale of the South ri-i- ,u ■    a .    *    ,    n    ti i " e    «  trnlinn tnherrni ......*.*     0nly    j * nuary  ***•"* On. On Thursday afternoon from four  Carolina tuherculoiis Association did not realise the amount desired to carry on the work on its present sale. We need more money for Urn year's operation, rather than leas  FOUR BARNWELL NEGROES CONFESS  THEFT OF FIVE RALES OF COTTON  that his office was in order.  Pointing out the necessity for a new court house, the presentment says that the present building is inadequate, antiquated, and does not reflect any credit on the county.  A specific    investigation of    alleged    ore A beautiful and well construct-  irregularities    in the    office of    Magia-    ed court house is an asset to my  trot* D. W,    Gaston,    Jr., and    an ur-    county and community.  We recommend that immediate steps be taken to erect a most modern court house for Aiken county,    be better handled^'the future    than  South Carolina.    ;  in  ^  pMt   The salary of Mr. 0. R. Cofer, Some who would like to contribute .     k    ln th<     office is to this cause have doubtless over-  ' wr '     p ’    ?    :• pr "'" 1 ,iM p " month '  w °    lo-eu u»««« ..i m** »„um  I .llnil rll''    ‘•’•t     h '    >•    «    ««,    efflcnt    Uob.N, , ntr ,.„ (Mr contribu-  ™ J    kl  t *'  l,r * nd  ■»*“•  W ” "«■«*«•#  lh *‘ W* “'-Urn.    if they    how vi„I    i,  “Z '    * n 1    Z     dre "    !    ^  nrrt r d to ,,M p "  mo " ,h -i i »  th " "«'«*'» '“"J* - >-  from a magistrate who considered I We have had quite a few com- !  raised  P 1 **" 19 rel * tiv « to accidents and Further contributions should be traffic violations in the eastern sec-  se nt to the county chairman or to I' 00 of !h « county. We recommend Mrs. * C L McDonald, Executive that another traffic officer be place! .Secretary, 1218 Senate Street Co-in this section of the county. Jumbia. South Cardins. Contribu-! We have been viewed relative to    lions    will    be    credited    to    the    ooun-  The presentment ip    its entirety    u*  n  Vc    * n lh ‘‘  office  of (ties    from    which    they    are    received.  follows:    ‘    * r  w   D * W. Gaston, Jr.. Magistrate at     D#vid    R    C(Afr ,  To the Honorable C C Feathei    '    ‘    *     con ”" iw *     has    bwn     .State Christmas Seal Sale Chairman  int nonorani* LL. t father- j appointed to see Mr. Gaston and    ___  have him regulate these matters.    r’AIIHT rAllTHTIirP  We, the Grand Jurors, for Aiken Mr. John R. Jordan. Mr. W. 0. Ll/UKI I IIN I INI ItS County, South Carolina, wish to sub-    Johnson, Mr ll. I). Jordan, Mr. D.  mil the following presentments:    W Gaston, Sr.. Mr ll. W.’Ga ton.    CP INFI    AN    \\l\TV CT  We have passed upon all bills    J»., and Mrs. Albe A Gaston were    UAlilU    Ult    l/UluL I  which have been handed    us by Soli-    j on a bond securing Aiken County’s  citor B. I). Carter and    in so doing    funds deposited in the Gaston Bank  have exercised our bast    judgment,    and Trust company. This institu-  We have carefully inspected the    j lion ia now in the hands of the state  following officers and properties of    banking department as defunct. A  the county and find them to be in a j udgment has been rendered against most excellent condition:    'these    parties as bondsmen. We have  Hospital, court house, jail, pool been interviewed by cerain cornhouse, commissioner’s office, chain-    mittees, attorneys, and individuals  regarding this matter and after carefully considering same we recommend that this judgment be dismissed against these bondsmen.  We wish to thank Judge C. C.  Par Cant Will ba Attached  to sl * there will he open house at Through March IS, Williamson  n<kW  Girl Scout Hut. to which Announces.    the    mothers    of the Scouts and oth-  lers interested in scouting are invited.  State and county taxes for 1929  All Say That A. J. Benn ett, Former Barnwell Mayor, Wag Guiding Genius of Two Theft*.  made yesterday morning by the four Th. Aiken Scouts are more fortu-J  nefro „  brought from Harnwe „  Mon .  A full and written confession was | ,ee if anyone was injured and that  he then ran down the road. Mr.  It ik vita! to the interest of the whole ‘ » iL     .    ’    "7    ,    -----j    uruugni    irom    oarnweu    axon-    bennet went back and  ■Ute th., th, scour,, TuWrcu!,,.,. ,    *    ,    T ! f? pw,y m,y b ' d",'  lh> "    ' r "° P ‘'    fay nlfhl th..** with .tt.lin, (Iv, th, „, hm h * *" L.H „ ,vn P    K  luoercuioais  pal<| ufttU March u thf countyiin  larger towns, for they have their balex  0 f    w.    7    .    I    .. then picIu,d U P  W >11-  tr,„ur,r with further    I«»I hut lociun H.ll„ 8t„ rt !    Tn^vl^    TZ 1™'*''' T  than the one per c-nt attached next door to the Allen cottage. This  mormni?  J Mn  2ft all ,f them im I. \ V\ ,     or    try   January ,.    Tho,,,.    H.    William,,    baildina. th, ,,ft of Mi™ Claudia piicatina" A. J. Bvim.tt, former mar-lnrt ‘r'mlll j!, ouVneoro™' iTlo  county trraaurrr, ha, bren notifiW "»!*. *!>» ha. don, a. much for „ r B .rn„ll, »ho I. now out on|,.ch p,r' bal, for !hm> Tok  leges Williams.  a    a    j    wn v* rn.* m « t« »» V I * * et ny iii* ny W  by the state comptroller general., «»uting in Aiken since its beginning, j ji.000 bond fop the offense  Thii means rtvat the treasurer’s |    of    a    main    mom    .18x24,    a    While    th.lr stories varied in th  I UM.  office will receive taxes that are .’More room  due, plus one per cent penalty for  b,th ‘ The lot is the  kite hen anil Might details, they were unanimous gift of Mrs.  a;i  ( 0  Bennett’s engineering the  Norman Newton Confesses  Newton told many of the same  delinquence, until    March 15, After  Dolan,    the mot her of    Miss Rita    unsuccessful steal    and hi.    L.‘ , " WW ?     10,0    m “ ny     of the    same  March IS taxes that are due will bo Ookan. who has had her interest Lf the truck used to haul the Lttun'  thinW rd * ted  Williams and added turned over to the sheriff for coilec- j ‘likened by the active leadership The negroes, George Williams' > unr^ raP0r ' 4 "'  d<,taiI ** **>’» that Hon and Will carry    a penalty of sev-    '* f  her    daughter with    the Aiken    Manley Jenkins,    Norman    Newton    u ^    * he " d     ° f the *     pmrty   en per cent. If the suspension had T couU fl)r  *?ver.al years,    I    .    -    '     to    Mr *  TWO MURDER CASES TRIED  Ernest Steadman Convicted of Murder of Jaiper Fulmer and Recommended to Mercy of Court.  fcangs number one, two and three.  At the hospital there is an old model elevator operated by hand and is very noisy and very inadequate  for an institution of this kind. We  recommend that a new and modern Featherstone, Solicitor B. I). Carter, one be purchased and installed. Clerk of Court Thomas T. Cushman’, The court house is very antiquated ; Sheriff J. P. Howard, and the entire and court is held in the present court personnel for the court*- y quarters at quite a disadvantage. ! and consideration extended our body We know that Aiken county is one during this convention of court.  of the best counties in the state and it* people among the hest and this  t"unt> ls^Bed yearly by the -n widely    people    of    the    United  States both for business and pleas-  JNO. R. JORDAN,  Foreman. H. S. ROUNTREE.  ** Secretary.  Jan 29, 1930.  T  7,000 Copies Of Farm Relief Program Made  Seven thousand Copies of the farm relief program drawn up bv bankets Dec. 11, at Batesburg, have been printed for distribution by hanker.* and farm agents of Aiken, Edgefield, Barnwell, Lexington and Saluda counties.  The-programs embody ell the res elution* which are expected to bt* enforced through the loan departments of the various banks whose representatives attended the conference last fall,  Suggestions made to farmers through the bulletins include: Practice of thrift, raising of livestock, growing foodstuffs for home consumption, building up of soils through rotations, and raising of cash crops which will allow escape from cotton. Use of the two-horse cultivator to allow competition with western farmers.  RED CROSS WORK IN HAMBURG ENOS  CARR GOES TO INDIANA  (Tver $10,000 Wa* Spent in Getting Rid of Hamburg a* a Flood Problem All House* Moved.  Charles W. Carr, disaster relief representative of the National Red  1  : : . and the Savannah River valley Monday and left this district for Indiana.  Complete record of hi* work in the valley following the rains and floods of lust year follow:  Losses m building!  Destroyed Damaged  37 I I 12  41  14  28  '"sing:  old furnishin  95.  SCHEDULE OF HOME • DEMON-STRATION AGENT  37.  The schedule of Miss Elizabeth Bailey, home demonstration agent, includes trips to New Holland and Monetta on Monday and Tuesday, with today being spent in the office.  Tomorrow she goes to Kitching's Mill, Friday to MeLaurin, and Saturday will be devoted to office work.  Her program for next > et k Monday, aiding with poultry ment; Tuesday, Talatha and son; Wednesday, Gloverville Warrenville; Thursday, Friday and Saturday, helping Aith poultry shipments.  Homes Barnes Other Families  House  Live stock. 7.  Poultry. 29.  No, head livestock lust  No. poultry lost, 279. Rehabilitatn n aid:  Number of families registered 113.  Number families given rehabilitation, aid, 70.  Number families given food, 4.  Number families given househ dd furnishings, 44,  Number families given building assistance, 26.  Number families given clothing 5.  Number families gut n feed for live stock, 6.  Number families giv< n live stock I.  Number families given merchandise stock, 2.  Number families given maintenance, I. ,  T -tai number families given emergency and rehabilitation aid 73. Reason for closing casts—  h amity not disaster sufferer, 6.  Family states can recover without  Conviction of Ernest Steadman, negro, of the murder of Jasper F*ul-mer ia*t August, was the most out-. standing case tried lust week in the court of general sessions, before Judge C. C. hatherstone. Steadman was recommended to the mercy of the court. A motion for a new trial was made by his attorneys.  I ulmer was shot when Steadman went to his (Fulmer's) house to get pay for work done on Fulmer's farm. The negro alleges that Fulmer beat him over the head with a I 'stick bim! be shul oiilj after being ' run down by the white man.  Cleo Dudley, degress, was convict ' cd .of manslaughter Friday and sentence was not passed when her at torney, William Smoak, made a motion for a new trial, Cleo shot and killed her husband at their home near Reynolds pond.  Other cases tried, with charges arid results were:  I Chester Harris, white, violation of prohibition law, not guilty,  h I. Mill 11 ll, white, violation of prohibition law, plead guilty and r«  : ceived six month* sentence, -us ponded on go wl behavior.  Leroy Jai kson, negro, larceny, nut guilty.  Elijah Green, negro, lur guilty Is months.    ' N ,  Wdlie Dill, hound)! caking larceny, guilty, six months,  Arthur Deering, burglary, guilty.  Ollie Brown, violation prohibition law, -ix months, four suspended on good behavior. •  Ed. M lore, colond, phad gu.I*y of larceny, 12 months, together with a ti ii m HI tbs -entente for a proh; biti n violation.  I annie .Motte*, white, given a x months sn-pended sentence for -hinder.  True Bill*  Little Joe < allahun and Rig Joe Callahan, colored, larceny.  No Bill.  ■I. Ii. Johns in, Ed. I n-on, a- I IL ii. Williamson, malm ms nu- hief.  not been allowed by aute officials a penalty of 2 per cent would have gone on February I.  Mr. Williamson received the following communication from the comptroller general:  "in response to %  numerous requests for suspension of the penalty-provided for February and March on delinquent taxes, and un account of conditions existing at this time, it is deemed advisable to suspend said penalties.  ’’Therefore, under authority of Section 830, Volume 3, Code of law--, 1922, and with the approval of the governor, the penalty of one per cent for February, and five * per cent for March, i- herein- suspended until March 15, when the same will be added rn atli tuxes for the year 1929, arid books shall be closed; that i- t that one per cent added for uary will be collected without fur tiler increase until March 15, 1930’  ,n,t J.int Butler, n,..ie their con- ! S„T .TTI" J.    ,    T    "  very ple.v J,  ., h „„    !“"*    “*- *"»    of    mt, r f„.  tnt "lorelei    .tT»,r    in uhich .. y     „ llh      n ‘    * m ,h "  Mr '  B ™>"> helped to  the whole community is aahed ‘  1     --     l, “' 1     t' ! «t  This promises to Im*  community is asked to meat, with N«*ton and Butler a1-  cooperate. A boy or girl scout troop j legion that they went with Mr is a community asset and should re Bennett on a similar cotton steal-ce.ve the best hacking and coopers J ing expedition near Swansea -.motion ot which a town is capable, ,,me before Christmas. These atlega A: this time Miss Phelps will award Lions we,,, also -,gned an witnessed: the gift of the Community Commit-1  tee to the patrol making the best record for the last quarter of 1929, On Monday evening the Girl Scout will serve a supper to the Mayor arid  his Council at the Hut.  George William*' Story  George Williams made the first confession and told the same story which he related to a press iepre» sentative Monday night He said tiiat the par*y went -fratght o M Stewarts plucp, with Williams and Mr. Helmet riding ahead in Bennet'* sedan ami the other- coming behind in the truck, driven by Jarnt Butler,  i       |    After    nilling    the    cotton    from    near  (.ROUPS WILL CONVENE HERE  ......... ...  truck. M Bennel  'I the I    •    -  CAROLINA-GEORGIA BANKERS TO MEET  i say Jnn-  Apnl I0»H Set rn* Date for Jotnt Get-I ogether of Two Financial Bodiet Polo Will Entert am  Cottagers Entertain With Thursday Social  •n\  ami  not  Following a custom adopted (we years ago, the Aiken Cottagers opened wide their doors of hearty welcome to visitors for a neighborly social entertainment last Thursday evening.  Four tables of auction bridge were made u)) to the following arrangement-. Dr. AV. Faugh. Miss Mary Lee Taylor vs. Mr. Rdw Leo Hayes, Mr. Erne-! Trey; Mr. William Matthew . Mi'S ti Alt KIveen vs. W, ll. Pruitt, M Virginia Wyman; Miss Jam Fraser, .Mr. Roger B. Lee vs, Mr G L, And* •mon, Mr. Andrew Sweda; All James Psi es, Mr. Karl Glenn \ Air. F, ft. Read, Miss \nys Salle.. A- interest in card* began to lag, the radio was turned on.  The accommodations id the Aiken Pottage- are being taxed to rap.nit) by the constant arrivals of new pa to tit-. The coming ,,f Mr. Edw, J, laker, of Naugatuck, Conn., and Air. Roger Bordman l ee of .-alem, Ala s, 'wells the Is-’ to nineteen - esidi ut - now at t he < .Magi s.  Andrew Swi I a  \ iitdiuted uh * :,ng ,i| i ie.ti gin  banket' and croup 2 of the South arolina Bankers a lunation will be _ hi Id heie April IO This is iii the I na! ore ,,f a ret ut n me* ting, as the ‘Saudi ( ai Olina group met w ith the Loot gums l(*'t .*•1} at then meeting  in Augu-ta.  Entertain!! nt I* in the (land t r* I ary et' the cl ani will includi  Hip-  d' birne  at  hotel!  F'indsn  W Im I e  » two gn ' Allen, -clof commerce gam* A ; it  t tie I .VII (dill  selection s-ill su ital)  and .faint Butler helped the tither three to load It nil -fie truck. The re turn trip was begun and the truck Unti l -patterinc and filially toppl'd running  I: was then hitched to the sedan by a trace chain, Williams ays, and wa# towed for awhile. Going down a grade Mr. Bennet slowed up sud •bully anti the br ak eg of the truck Glib I  T o ll .bl itll I (Tie truck 'bumped into the cur ain .id, After swerving to the light, It lurched to the left ' r)| i into a ditch, from which it could iii'! hi extricated by th* party William says that in looked t<  cotton on the truck.  He allege* that William* set fire to truck after it got stuck in ditch, by tfeRowing some gasoline on it «nd lighting it; and that he, Will* lams, and Butler took off * one of the license tags in an effort to hide ownership of the truck.  Newton says that he has been  working for Mr. Bennett for several yea’!* and when later < ^fronted with Butler'* testimony admitted having been on a trip with Bennet and Butler near Swansea before Christmas when three bales of ,-ot-ton were stolen, two at one place and one at another. These were the only two trips made to -t.-al cotton Newton allege-.  Ile had been sick, claims Newton, and this wa- the first vu.rk ever dole- bv him for M13. Bonnet in some time and that he did not know that  : G party wa* going to     co t-    , n<   and was unaware f the destination when the trip was begun. Mr. P< n net had not made him any terms »f Ply for the trip to Aiken he -aid. Butler jDiieloie* Another Gotten  Stealing J apedition  Jarnt Hut It 1 wa- the third negro to '  !t  ‘ - snd told that he had driven it truck ’n liken and on the re-  < 1 ontinm d  '•n page eight  UU  d 1-  t mg  ROBBERS BREAK IN BUSINESS HOUSES  Liquor Flowed Freely At I he Court House  ar  Ai  1 n.  .ami  n th*- -econ in ti), folio uiltlda. Barn g. A Hernial pion and    Beauf or  th, presaii tit of ’ he t Blinkers' a  ■ if the group  ' t!  ll. W  Entr;  o< 1 at R. O  a I  ampt-.n, is vie* t a *■ Al. Naif, ..f  1  <. I! Bullentm roup n 1 re •< nu - 'Ila Iv. of U till  a 11 in  an  - Aik.  wale ti. of I M al ret try is the A Al r< pre-  maul w in i<  ■ al  bv     I u 11 r    flowed fir* I    V on AL    unlay      ■ < ..ll    I- ll UIS* 1 .  •iii cai binh    Sheriff IL    ■ w ar ti 1... •      shit ■    that < an In    e mad*- a    lie*]  t •th.      I,! I,    n Aik* n    v -inly.    'I his      un it,    cumulation    of I - v    -tuff'      ll. h,    -fl.-.d VV    • in the    -ii'!      ■■ . .    . I ’ 1 a IU 'In    nip*d int    u the     ■ rough  fron  I i  - bed i.  ■ 111  Lewis E. Staley, State Forester, Coming Soon  I A:  Jl’lK.I Will SPEAK AI MEET-IN(. Ai.RH t i ll KAI CLUB  f \\ . > ■ iii I AI.  n I  ma an ink <»  I h  Ult  sng  ■ ta  nil  Chambrr of Commfrcr it ,8pontortni{ Lecture on Forestry Friday Evrn-mg, Wdl Show Slide*.  Work Thi* We»k  ut h -  John Nunn, white, given ii -eaied entence in his »bs*-iK-e for vc biti <n of piohibition law.  < fart nee Meriweather, colored. two charges of pointing firearms, not g iii*, on -ne ami guilt\ An the it, two month* or Jinn.  Olin, Hair, white, prohibiti-.n fait ion, g nlty. 12 months,' se>. * t un gooii behavior.   1  oleman, colored, mui  -ti.  R hinson, colored, lib;, of man■ la igh  J uh ll  !.  d  mu rd < •i, thr  HOTEL HENDERSON TO BE THROWN OPEN TO PUBLIC TOMORROW  Hi  Th  Hotel  ?ntly completi 1 will be thrown >pei ubbc f r inspection  JU til IU o’clock  T  ublic is very cordially invited tu look over this new, rn Hiern, * I absolutely fire proof building with it# beautiful fore sh mg* sud up to date eq*ugmeni  d (’n  I n ve<1 •over  t n#»t!ilance, 2. igation shows familts without Red ( ross  an-  of the Pi prohibition u when -I.I- ))*[  lignin'  ■ ll!!!  VV ,1 •  Nt  r g  NI* met bv the Red 1 rust 73 a1 expenditure by Red Cro- , $19,359.00 (r *und figures, i  Of amount spent $948 was raised I alfa, ’he remainder being »jjpplied from National headquarter* of the Red Cross Mr. Carr was a slated in ho* work by Mi** L, A Boyla n 1  M .th the departure of Mr Carr, Hamburg on a flood problem w Ii have hew# sotvadi Houses in th* easily flooded area hare been moved ta ti d*ser aa sa' sr grtmad     Th* ' ham ber of Con    nier* i- ha * in-          vited to Aiken next F the Stat* Forester, ll    ridav evening n I • h F.    1 > rn plat ii      Staley, and Mr. II    AAT,euler, of    fuc ut reg)  I by young I      lie .ti lee lurer for t lie    t Hi! cd St at■ -      Forestry Service, ' d*    dr cl ad Ires#-    the city, I      e# along forestry lines,    M r. AA h* ri    boys sfa-ild      er will tiring with him    ll number of    ' ey ail      splendid slides bowing forestry    City and !      w -ok.  The meeting ) as h    leeit arranged    pro* lice bt f t hem. J he      fur the purpose .,f v    ■v ir.gr * Aik* ll    agit n t sho      citizens and the winter cobmy the    Pi ■ : he      V utile of the Hitchcock    woods to this    number • ‘      City, and the necessity    f -r the united    n the tree      cooperation of all of    our pi ■: .- in    ar<’ Imy nim I      the pre * e r v a 11 rn of    these A nod    have trie vt *      against forest fir* and lr, the meet.    mg, which I    b\ miM ti «      acheduletl f >r the Hot* I    Henderson at    HOPE IO      ' ’■ - p. to,, a banque! V  cd by of our pr«n    • iii be tender •Urierd wint* r •          residents to t he me rn be    rs »f th* Fire    HhifNC ftrrv      Department, and ;bo    e who have    Min .\ t w, - *.     Do Not Shoot Birds and Squirrels  f the Agrt-hear Judge ■iif, of the c it- of make ac addr*'- on ■ -rhjc. •  tr<- utg■ ■ I tu be pre-! *»’s I ck ti  if* 1  HONOR ROLL  fair*!  (.Ic  lr St bt.id for Month of January  (Ila  ■ho  Joe Fly Chosen For Responsible Post  Advanced i A! aip,tret Wool Leonard Adgi-i  Second Gri I tougl t Adc.--', Third Grad*  rn. F  La  lied  Me  ani  SPI SK IN I ANGI EY  id <  PASTOR MOVCS  Th  Mu  AV Jill:-! and A!  md, 1 ( ‘tmuene  ie»e  im* r  3 *1  A!  ta*  at*  !  next -irch Rev Hiuimond ".nit in Aile* fur the past altho hr will be fit i seed member* of hi* tong reg* be (lad to is*rn thai Heated ta their rn Mist  ven  ter  n-r  I* Henderac  Mr* Frank  turned feet*rday ftom * ’.en 4**, v sit to New A * a d Lh * lr ;*n *  JANI’XRA HK. MO ti AIKIN PU'  v I M  TOLF I ( I   

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