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Aiken Journal and Review (Newspaper) - August 20, 1930, Aiken, South Carolina 55IH ' ,/r Newly every family lo Aikao ^w,nt^r re*<ti ti** Journal mad Review . ■ - VOL. 60- NO. 34 onrtial and Jtetrtctor No Paper PubliAed in this Locality Equal* the Journal and Review* Circulation in Aiken County AIKEN, S. C.. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20. 1930 JIM BYRNES A BIG FAVORITE Isl AT THE AIKEN MEETING Two Thousand Friends from City and County Give him a Rousing Welcome Erneit Hillman Stabbed to Death $2.00 a Year—Sc a Copy 6>1» O’Shield* Held Jot Uke Crim*, With Father a* Accessory The senatorial campaign meeting ! Ti    q    « at Aiken la.-t Friday was a home-)    Supreme Court coming demonstration for James F. Byrnes, former resident of the city, who represented this district for fourteen years in Congress. A large banner "Welcome Home Jimtnie” was flung across Main Street, and as Upholds Verdi eta Cr A, Burnett*, of Aiken, Wins Verdict in Cold Drink Bottle Case The action of lower courts in FT ranting damages to persons who hail become ill after discovering foreign substances In their bottled soft drinks was upheld by the »u- Mr. Byrnes was introduced twenty-five young girls marched to the stand and presented him with flowers. The meeting was held in the park opposite the postoffice and 2,000 friends of th* former congressman pre me court Thursday, heard him deliver an able address In three opinions handed down and cheered him continuously.    Thursday,    the circuit courts were The Black Diamond orchestra was; sustained, secured for the occasion, and their music added pleasure to the meeting. Byrnes Came First Mr. Byrnes was the first speaker and after expressing his gratitude to the people of Aiken, commenced his talk by stating that heretofore too much thought had been devoted to a discussion of the ‘‘nigger and liquor” in this State, and not enough to national affairs. AIKEN BACKS BYRNES The' opinions came ip a group. All ware written by Associated Justice Eugene S. Blesse, and the only dissenting opinion was in the eas* from Aiken county in which Associate Justice Jess* F. Carter disagreed on a legal technicality. The cases came to the supreme court from three counties—York, Greenville and Aiken. The York esse was used as the key esse and the others were made by brief with reference to it. In the York esse, Fred A. Tate ; entered suit against the Rock Hill Bottling company for $10,000 after he had drunk part of a coca cola I in which he alleges there was a de-j composed rat or mouse. He became ill as a result, he alleged and suffered permanent injuries. The jury granted him $2,500. In the Greenville case, J. C. Culbertson sued the Coca Cola Bottling company of Greenville, for $10,000 after he had allegedly drunk a yellow jacket. He was granted $200 damages. In the Aiken case, C. A. Burnette sued the Augusta (’oca Cola Bottling company, contending his health Was impaired after he had taken a bottled beverage that contained ; “tome putrid, poisonous and unwholesome vegetable or animal mat-i ter.” The amount of his suit and what He* wa* goaled we damage was not given in the opinion. JAMES F. BYRNES Candidate for U. S. Sonata He told of the economic condition as existing in this country today. He said that over ‘2Off banks in this state had closed their doors election, was the last speaker gation of cotton mills. He said that Blease while governor had pardoned 77 men charged with assaulting white women, and when at Union he said, “To hell with the constitution” that he believed Blease meant what he said. Blease, who was running for re- He in the past five years and the value WiH heckled as he was introduced, of farm produce had decreased to and    ahead boys, I know such a low level that farming was y°u are being paid for that. He no longer profitable. He told of the defended his democracy and said great production of cotton in the that he was attacked by the daily southwest, particularly in Texas, due press because he defended Jim Pinto the influx of Mexican peons, and said that if he was sent to the senate he would endeavor to restrict this immigration. Urge* Farm Union He urged the union of the agricultural south and the agricultural west, as our conditions had become similar. He explained the operation of the debenture plan to relieve the farmers and said that if he was sent to the senate he would work for its parage. He wa* applauded when he referred his services during the World war and his efforts to uphold Woodrow Wilson. He told briefly of his work while a member of congress, and said that he helped frame the first law making appropriations for public roads. Out ^j# county( gnd thgt h# couJd nQt of the first appropriation bill he ob-, Mp one mgn when    ^    w#g tamed $200,000 to build a road from ing whfl wm ^ fpiend ^ Aiken to Windsor and from Aiken' The    ^    op#m,d    W)th towards Edgefield. Due to this law South Carolina had received about $13,000,000 within the last five years. He was in favor of a cash oC^jf c|u^ bonus for the World war veterans, j Ag ^ yQUnjf gir,g mtrrh<1(J tQ ^ He declared that he was a Democrat I anJ, pmf,ute(1 Mr Birses with and did not have to explain his loy ^ flowers a photographer made a snap alty to the Democratic party. J    with    Mr.    Byrne? surrounded with the beautiful girls man for killing Comales, He recounted his services in the senate and claimed that he had secured another judgeship for his state. He said that a citizen of Aiken was making a tremendous fight to be made judge, but he could never be appointed while he was senator. He claimed that he was instrumental in having the senate pa** the. debenture plan to, aid the farmer, but it was killed in, the house, but he said he hoped to pass the law at the next session of congress. He claimed that he had secured much money for this state in the building >f public roads, including rural routes, and had done more for this state than any man who ever represented this state in the senate. He denied that he had taken any part in the last race for sheriff in The meeting was opened prayer by the Rev. J ,G. Huggin, and was presided ove;r by William Smoak, president of the Aiken Dem in concluding his speech Mr. Byrnes said that there would lie a new Senator from this State after the 4th of next March and in confidence he would tell the people of Aiken that his name would be James F. Birne*.. He was liberally applauded. Leon Harris continued his attack quod Blende and he was applauded as he made many charge* against ti)c senator, fix charged Blease with appoint* a# Jt-.xtunibftj*. • * * :l!* ‘ 8 to office, and tha* he wa* a defender 0f Tolbert, who sold postoffice ap pointmen!.*. Read* from Record He read from the ‘record* an.I charged that Btt-a-e    the Wheeler restdutien (•-* *•.«. Iiufciii* and flowers, but unfortunately the picture was defective and could not he used. The presiding officer locked up a card from among the fl> w erf and read the following senti men!;    - Ernest Hillman, of Bath, died at the Aiken hospital on Sunday afternoon, at I o’clock from knife wounds inflicted by Bill G’Shietfc in a fight (Which occurred last Thursday night. Coroner Tarver held an inquest at Bath on Sunday afternoon and examined two witne®ses. C, I*. Barton teatifiod that he mw Bill O Shields *#t*f Tamest Hobnail aet! et** al him, and that Hillman did not have anything to ..fight with. W. F. Beard testified that he saw Hillman run out of the residence of Mallery O’Shield* with O’.Shields pursuing him. Hillman stopped to pick up something and attempted to atrike O’Shields. O’Shielda struck Hillman and the latter fell. Then Bill O’Shieids a son, came running up, and Mallery O’Shield* said somethirfg to his son, and Bill said ”1 can catch him” and Mallery said “her** is something” and the boy reached and got it Witness thought it was a knife, Mallory told‘his son Bill to take it and run and latch Hillman. Hillman la Mallery 0’Shield* snip son, and it is said that difficulty man and began cutting him. Hillman is Mallery 0’Shlelda aon-i-law, and it is said that difficulty grew out of the fact that O’Shields wanted young Hillman to pay hoard. The jury found that Hillman met death at 'he hands of Bdl O Shield* with Mallery O'Shields a< accessory before the fact. Hillman is survived bv his nether, Mrs. Beula Joiner IHilmar; two brother*. Eugene and Marvin Hillman; two sisters, Misses Louise and Edna Hillman; five uncles, A. V. and J. J. Hillman, of Augusta: J. B. Hillman of Macon, Ga.; W. B. Hill man of Richmond, county, Ga.; and John Lamb of Summit, Ga. Funeral services were held at Beth yesterday and interment was made in Fine Grove cemetery T wo More Stills Accounted For .‘heI iff Byward ft*,,; be. deputies accounted for two lavr* dUtiileries last week. On .Friday a HH) ■ allan still was seised on the Martintown road. Fourteen vat* wit re destroy. ®d containing about 8,0Uu gaibn* of mash. Eight sacks of Atteal were found, The sWl was not in operation. Last Thursday a 30 gallon still was seized at Jones X Road, Two barrel* of banana beer wa* seized. TH* Md! wa* ast Tit operation. OPEN LEHER TO THE TAX PAYERS EXPLAINS BANK JUDGMENT Municipal Pool Plans Closing Day Mcuri W. O. Johnson and John R. Jordan Explain County Deposit in Gaatoa Bank St Trust Co. Prise. Will be Aw.rdod id s Nom-ber of Events t« Those Who Qualify, JOHN WILLIAMS FOR CONGRESS •    J    •    .    ll    • HIS SERVICE NEEDED STAND BY BYRNES This latter ii written to get,' squarely before you taxpayers of; Aiken County, the facts and truth regarding the County Deposit* in the Gaston Bank & Trust Company, swimming pool summer grog mm licet .>n tin* final been exceedingly ‘summer and the M*«jf_New Law. Needed to Aid th* Farmers, Ta a tile Worker* sad tho Public Generally \ ken . County'- o«a...£aaxlid«u for Congress has now covered the entire District, and from the voter* in the Dial riot comas the w ord that i 1 aum has been in eve ny sense Reports from South Carolina indicate that former Congressman James F Byrnes ii making a wining fight against Senator Cole Blesse who is seeking another term in the Senate. Byrne* has been indorsed by all the Standard Railroad Labor Organization*. He made a splendid record from every point of view i ' V ■ I In- House. On the other hand, Blea#*, who for year* posed a? "the friend of the people has been almost invariably on the Md* of “Big Business'* in the Senate.—Labor.    .g the Municipal will compute su with a big water day. The pool has luring th* attendance ha* exceeded five thousand, Many have learned to swim and swim correctly. A large group about which there ha*    been so    many    I ^av'' Tm7TrTTVlfrd~ their sn mmiinx and    '    a TrTumpJj confuting statement*    made.    |swimming strokes, and now two    There la    a    reason    for    John    WU*. Prior to the time    the First    Na    ****** in kit** Having are working    liana’ popularity    in    Aiken    County tional Bank, which wa* aucceeded byj'**‘*-v !o rom plate the course beforehand the District. Hit platform la the Gaston Bank    & Trust Company.    A* **iion »* over. All those who i squarely to the    point, and necauar- beghn paying th#    County    inter##! oar'*** *”‘,n r<‘Kuhu‘ attendant* at the ily it must appeal to    the    voters, its deposits, the    County    had never    ,10°* 'luring: the summer will feature I whatever their    vocation    or    calling in this final program. Awards will j When WHImm*    speaks,    he    doesn’t utter mere idle word*, for he is no mere “run of the -mill” politican. Convict Gives Brother Gasoline From Truck Paving Started On Hayne Avenue Cliff Jackson, who is serving five years time on Chain Gang, No. I, iv aa caught oh Saturday afternoon giving hi* brother Cain Jack-on gasoline out of a county truck. Cliff Jackson wa- driving a truck on'a floating gang; on the Augusta mad. He drove hi# truck up a side road and there met hi* brother’s car, and was caught “delivering the goods” by road officer Fallaw. Cain Jackson was charged with receiving stolen goods before Magistrate Hoi* sonbake, and was found guilty and sentenced to 30 days or $.10,00. Young Negro Boy Attempts Assault received interest on its deposit*. Aiken County ha# on deposit with the Gaston Bank A Trust Company .it thi • time A ug i-t ll. t ’.'3d, a balance of $24,559.70. Th** Hank has paul to Aiken County’s Treasurer, interest in the amount of $31,304.42, on deposit*, during it# existence. By deducting the deposit us it now -itand* of $24,559.70 from the ac tual interest paid on the Cuuniy Preasurei’# account, tho amount of $33,394.42, will leave $M34.?f over and above the amount now actually in deposit. This statement, which is taken from the records of the bank,, plainly - h >ws ' hat * he .tax ayt » e actually received more by SA,*34.751, then they have on deposit now. It is estimated that the County Tress urer will receive $5,000.00 more in dividend* on this account, It whs under these circumstances that the Grand Jury recommended j that the judgment on the bond given j by us and the other director* of the hank to secure the deposit, Im* can- j celled. Then, upon this recommendation, we requested the delegation to cancel the judgment, but they refused. In fairness to the present candidate* we desire to say that we will not ask any of them that may be elected to release judgment. We further desire to -ay that th* rrawl, ! Bud Jackson, colored wa# arrested J undersigned John R. Jordan was a* last Wednesday oa a charge of at-    $3,300    on    his    stork    liability The contractor having charge of the paving.. ulJJLam avenue started work yesterday, and expects to have the work completed by the last of the month. The grading ha* been done for about six weeks, and it was the purpose of the contractor to let this road settle as much as possible before the hard-surfacing wa# done. tempting to assault girl in the Talatha taken to the State safe-keeping, It i- a young white • ction and wns to pay depositors, all of which ho has paid except around $600,00; and penitenitary for tbs* UUuti- wilt bu paid atar; Thar 'ated that the I the undersigned W. 0, Johnson was young girl wa.- returning home, j as'1,“'Hed $2,<00.00 on his stock lia when she was seized by the darkey. Ibility to pay depositors, ail of which Jackson admits '.-iring the young been paid J»y him, I he undergirl, hut says he was only playing #'Kned " Johnson a few dais he- TO RE-ORGANIZE FIRE DEPARTMENT with her. No threats were made against the darkey, but the authorities thought it hest to take him to Columbia. County Campaign Ends Monday A special meeting of City (’ was held on Friday night to -Ider the affairs of the Aiken Fire department. Council went into executive session and the result wa* the passage bf a resolution to declare ail positions in the department vacant on Aug. 29th. A meeting of council will be held on that night to re-elect members to run the de partment. Anyone who cares to can make application for positions in the department. tincil j The county campaign is rocking run- j along at an ca-y gait, and will close at Aiken on Monday night, didates for the House are their usual spi edit#, and it ty hard for them at time' t their audience to applause interest is being taken in I for t'ummi'-i mer. meetings arc si Phi i an milking is pre! * amuse Some he race heduled fore the bank closed sold the greater part of his cotton crop and paid the Banks what notes he was re sponsible for and deposited the balance in the Bank in an effort to save it from failing, and when it cl -cd he had around $2,000.00 of this mon ey on deposit, for which he has lo take part of the loss along with the other depositors. Wo niase 'his -tatement it! rn der that '1 •• p • ■ 'nay understand some of tile circ im-'tani'es under which the Grand Jury made it' recommendato n-Aho, that the undersigned J din it. be made in the following classes JUNIORS (Boy* and Girl*) F_orm Swimming—Front Back aku ll, Diving—(Shallow- water. I INTERMEDIATES (Boy* and Girl*) Form    Swimming-—Front back skull. Lack &Uok#--(Jew# kiekj Dashes Front crawl, back skull. Diving—Front standing (ledge) .ii face dive.    m SENIORS (Buy* and Cirl*) Form Swimming—-Front crawl, Dudgeon, ide (over or under arm) back crawl, Dashes —Side stroke, back st!ake, front over arm. \wards in each class based un: 1. Progress made. 2. Attendance to (’lasses. 3. Attitude, effect made. 4. Sportsmanship, conduct at pool. Amusements Events: Demonstration in Life Having. Diving for pennies. Stunt relays. Stunts in water (porpoise, submarine, etc.) The public will    he invited to atua from    said i!t>n^ lhls program    and expert judges will be secured    to pit's on each event. Th# pool has been a greater sucre*# than any expectation of th# I •.mill!'.tee iii the begin:.!nu of the season an.! I? is quite proper to close 'he lith such an appropriate program. Miss White who has been in charge of the pool for the summer will select the cont* stunts for the vat ■ 'its < \ en! cia se s. At this time beginner swimmer button# and swimmer buttons, awarded by the American Red Cross, will be presented to those who have qualified for them in the pool this summer, also Life Saving emblems md medallions will he presented to those who have passed the Life Saving test. Hi* twenty-two years record iiCthe General Assembly from Aiken Counity is replete with thing* done, things making for the betterment and up-building of the County and of tha State, and he will Ire able to do rrawl, thing* in the national Congress. . +hTf t»(-»..e* need* John William* in ( ongi e**. We need him there at this very time. These are restless AIKEN S FAVORITE SON SEN JOHN Candidate for WILLIAMS S Coef re** lief. •a; ilizmg h ir. Visits Site of Revolutionary Battle Col. Landis of the United States Army was in Aiken last Friday aryl with Mrs. W. M. Smoak, regent of Esther Marion Chapter, D. A. IL, and Miss Clara Harrigai went to Silver Bluff, the old site of Fort Golphin. At the last session of Congress a bill wa* passed to place rour m oc a.* follows; Kitching# Mill, today, at ll a. rn. The place of meeting will he at <iuiy Garvin'* phi.near Dr. Whit lock's. Dinner will be served by the Indio-, of the community. Warrenville, Thursday. Graniteville, Saturday at 7:30 o'clock. Candidates will    tat* notice that the hour has been chang ed from afternon to night. through id kl Bai IN AUTOMOBILE WRECK Jordan a few bank closed, the ame wa T i I cill ty on. having an bank, amout 'ing t : hat he' j a I off th< very en at a. r I flee ; c I ■„ urn-tance of ti time and that his uncle wa- an in d >rser -'n certain paper- thi-te.for another, said John IL Jordan ndm cd him to make a sum! ar ■ a< i Iii e pay off this obligation merely a a guarantor, which he aid, f.» lh* amount of $6,000.00 That by virtue of this Bond upon which this judgment wa# obtained absolutely no benefit whatsoever ac- FROOD LEASES TOURIST HOTEL WELL-KNOWN HOTEL MAN Highland Park Hotrl Lr a Bed by Wrll-K Flown Holt-1 M n I rom Intl Hampton, N. Y and- t r on blat > u » Oma# - in-which wa are now pacing, lf the farmers of our community and District are to survive, we mu.-! have some con-fnm her regular ^tractive farm legislation, something that wMI aid them financially or els# they face wholesale bankruptcy. The textile    worker* need labor laws for their protection. The home merchan's need protection from the chain -t.-re*.    The people generally need protection from the gigantic power and public service trust#, and from tho practice of big business nowaday in forming immense rora-i bination*, trust* and mergers whereby wi an compelled to pay extor-t' ..mite i at im rn I ■ HI cl operat Jir< cti cur leg He years -ami f 1 el Ma Dig ho! ye ! i-rv managers cod by ' land Dark \\ .in • w ...i Mountain, N, f appropriate markers at the rite* of 1 when her automobile was battles that occurred in this district during the Revolutionary war. Quite a battle occurred at Fort Golphin. Go!, Landis came to Aiken to visit the old fort and look the situs- I lion over and to select the spot where the marker will be placed. The unveiling of this monument will take place later. —....  erned    to    either of us. and Aiken Mrs. Hastings Wyman. Jr., uffcr- County has I st nothing. an automobile wreck at Cedar    (Signed) on Saturday night,,    W. O. JOHNSON, hit by a j    J NO. R JORDAN, ll, 1930. ■—Advertisement, hit- had . rvice in hotel past year ie Inn. oi Dan i st hotels at La land, N. Y. He is a mar of ality and posse se gift fin making fii passing car, juat as she was driving Aiken, S. C., Aug. I i, 1930.    he wolcumt ! ‘ • A into her lot. The passing car was I    —Advertisement- enthusiast, and I traveling at a terrible rate of ipeed    ............. ..... —-    'he nam. of Du* n when it struck    Mrs.    Wyman’s    car,    Miss    Frances    Barker,    of I.lien-    „i|l further devein and knocked It    over    *evrf*l times    tan, is in    the city    on a    v-it    to    heri IL- ha bee’ a Fortunately Mrs. Wyman wa*    not    aunt, Mr-    A. lf    L    err    a:    Oak    and ha* rn» , frier V ew Inn.    ai - vt* here ab seriously injured, only badly b Mr. I-adore Efron, who (pending the summer in left then on the lath ? Congressman, lawyer, statesman and friend, Here s welcome and greeting; Aik*rn yv.i'vc honored, times without end, Now hail! at this meeting' Soldier* and Red (’rosa on > <*u could depend When war-drumt were heating So now «... can trust you the rydr. to defend, Thar record repeat mf - w here . Amen hi WI I from Nap .J of Augu ts been France, r Ila I v, .Ie* for rh* f I ai rd ' that she—....*, Mi Ii -Abir T’-hddf lattatumga, Penn i# of the Supt nnt sMtution. Mat / -1 t a a Ii,.... chere Alia Catherine K week end with her ti the. MSC ft I ELECTION RETURNS Hit’ Journal and Review will display the election returns as usual on election night. A hue bulletin hoard will I)*' erected in front of the olfice and returns displayed as re Everyone is cordially invited to i “lVe( attent I he cf fice spate is limited tabulating can ex pc* t to get i ice. ant I < july t hose w its in the of arn vt* h I h.- Urn a pure) ,< - * next cav rn. I'ho f .1 tunato in ' IT Mr. Frond re than tw-ntv manage"., it ha cnduct-< ! th. larg--fj, L-.iv I w odorful and ho will IL' is a golf advancing ip ear hotel, g if lins*. v to A ikon re He will her I-'. imont it will in tht ne iu, i in Ai-#, arid V •HI-■ IO arni price* for service# ti*1# essential to our World War veterans >. Tho rural mad carriers pay intl bettor r- a is up-’o carry tho mails. Shippers ii ai**- to rho northern marie! id from the highly Dor > f i > vbt into* now be-i-i. riles., are univ a few *1 , i .mimed in A ''nim*’ ii. eau give us relief ti at ■ fie Ih ' riot needs liana- at this time for the at he ha# the greatest ex* and the h-ngest contin-tical record of any man u rn the District. His is .'..■txmliagly sucking* actually fm iii* people that we know tlways fought the pea t gilt, and, when he fights a battle, t -ta # fought. He gets ! ’.1 r- done for hi- people. During !*.e period from 1925 to 1929 the turitf tuxes on agricultural essentia!- have been increased by Congress from 32 to HI' pet cent. During 'he -ame period the taxes ut land in Aiken County ha vt been de- Celt -c.j t>V 'bl hlv from IIH • *e -''ne* ' has of the mjuit i! ret ofd# ll. id C G- nor*! A**em 'r- ", I I \. I Ider '.".-I to 1 ■ int v. the wry lf k - BOXES RI V05 "MURDAY I ;