Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - January 23, 1925, Aiken, South Carolina Vol. IO. No, 3S—Tenth Ywr. f Chamber of Commerce Forestry Meeting J in Quarterly Meeting Next Thursday AIKEN, SOUTH CAROLINA. IIMDAY. JANUARY 23. 1925. Price 5 Cento I »!■ TV? regular quarterly imrt.ng of the Aiken Chamber of Commerce was held at the highland Park Hotel Friday eveninir, January 16th. Mattere concerning the (food of the city were discussed and committees were appointed to confer w»th City Council fn the matter of reproving; tho streets of the city and securing special funds for advertising Aiken as a winter report, Flans were discussed for secur-ng a large membership the coming year. Arrangements have been made with. the library trustees to k»»ep the library open every day during the season. An appropriation of $40 was made to heip pay expenses of the library. Next Thursday the Student Club j will meet at the Pariah House of the Episcopal church, at which time Henry Ii. Tryo... forestry expert of the CP-i operative Extension farces, located iii I Alkin, will speak before the club's Open meeting, to which the public of Aiken is invited. Mr. Tryon will speak of the great nn*d» of forestry: conservation in South Carolina, and, in addition to his talk a moving pie-! tare of fauy sidles w ll be shown, all free to the public. No collection will} be taken. The meeting will begin at 4:00 o'clock in the afternoon. The Frequency of These Fires That South Carolina has an ample supply of firm is or should be common tn appropriation was voted to se- knowledge. Last year over 7.000 tire.* cure a special photographer here who were reported. the actual number v :H h.v. connwtion.. with the taw j * f "/W* Iti”. “g ^ mc - A Th,! I estimated damage to timber and im- . a-tern papers. . ! nrovements was over five and one htalf \ motion im made and carried that .i fist of the pakl m membership of the Chamber of Conimene be pub-liaiied, in OTdenr that the citizens may million of dollars. This figure is also* extremely conservative in that it takes no account of loss of young growth, damage from subsequent erosion, aid harm to or destruction of wild life know who are members of the Cham- recreation. tar. The list published today is a Probably many of us are not aware that last year out of five of the re bs? of members who have paid their 1824-28 dues, that is from April I, *1924, to March 31, 192."). The Chamber of Commerce carries a much larger memb rrhip list, but a good nur^i-b r of members are in arrears, and 1 their names are not included because' til.- motion provided oniv that all mem-ber* who ar * paid un for the current year should he published. It is thcre-fon* hoped that all mern?**fs who are >n arrears w ll sand in their dues, and mauling heavily timbered Southern States, South Carolina ranks first in he damage suffered through forest I fires, second in the extent of area umed over and third in the number of fires actually reported. The Reason for These Fires Outside of silvicultural consideration-., the ma;n causes of our with' spread fires ar*- the grazing of various classes of livestock on the open rung©. and the more or less extensive absentee ownership in which the Land ■* hel l bnh*f, cn'bmcn vho run ^ _.................. v that all ether c.tizenx interested in J doc', in the Cauls tai Plain on hind be having a part in the work of promot- longing go othftw an* accustomed to int- th.- affair, of our beautiful ,-ityi J™™ «ie woods yearly in the belief v, . .. that such fires improve the forage VV I see the secretary anti get arn the| and ki jj nnxioUt i nsert «. Some til >s roll. Ast stated, the members whose -ire also set with the idea of destroy* names are in t published as members irg tho boll Weevil. dropped in any senA* of I he Forest Types Involved Field Trials Here a Marked an not rhe wont, and it is hoped that the pub*4 The in^ortant fore.-t tynes pine type (lunglea' Sea Island Spirituals To Be Sung in Aiken Good Assignments For Aiken Members Marion of th.-, list may serve reminder for them to send in checks. The following arg members in standing:” Punk of Western Carolina. hirst National Bank. fugmen aud Merchants Bank. L. P. Henderson T , F. Henderson. ^Vessaia, Florists. “rs. Josef Hofmann. i W. Dolan. * ut W. Robel Is. C.audio Phelps. ..ink P. Homier on . George ll. Mea • '*ne>t L. Mien, J R. Inglis. ' r. R. H. Wild “re. R. IL Wilds. i raud Fouler. r Ernest Thorpe Dudley H. Ward. ; rof. Ik A. M. Tab r. Vt*. K. Vanderbilt. * I bort S, Willcox. I red 8. Willcox deco.red. F. A. Snow. .I J. Sweeney. ti. B. Hutson. Herm.in H. Hal VV int hr* » Rutherford. C. Oliver Iselin. 'Irs. lh Ol'Ver Iselin. Vins. Ck J. Hill, dame:: T. Cannon, f r.--l!na Lie ht S' Puua 1 < • I •, Annie Hank’*" >n. Eugene 0. Grime R, CI. Tarrant. ,i IMv a P»‘*»th. ’! - - Bertha Ste', enroll. 1 \. McCr* ar' ktrr’ Payne Whitney. a-a J;y Brother* . B r:ii-M Bur -Limiter <•]• lianas. , ■*. ky’s Department St tie Fk M. Surasky. Ii. .V Schroder. if A. Milner. Ti -. H.tcheock. 'kelson John-on. < \ . I J ‘HS, John F. Williams Western Carolina Motor Co. IV Wk Gaston, dr-J. Cig*ton A Ham. Cairene*- D. George. J. W. Ashhurst. Charles I). Kenne> Wk Wk Coloma-E. M Byers. I>. Wk George. Mrs. Frank P. Hondo* - ti. ll. CL Anderson. Steve Kales. Headings Cushman. James Verenes. VI ; <-s- Rena M. I ha!*-I. P. Miller. It is hoped that all of the member- . are, in brief, tb ‘ ami short lea?*, the hardwood type, in-truer c lndvg river bottoms, cypress ami Do you want to go to the at a iaian lf , I tupelo swamps, gnj.1 the upland hard- of South < irdinc? Do > or want to high I wood area*. hear Christopher Columbus Engene ' Of M^irse. .pine suffers most fir- PWoah Alk is sing, as he wan!*-, I qucngiy. Not only is it highly inflam- *> Tn ... ti ti ... .. .. » I rn a* de, but it occupies the higher and . 1 ° " ^ ,i!l ‘ ^ j entering upon his 17th year in state better drained sites and in eonretTuenee 10,1 * Do iou want to hear the church ; it will burn during more months of members at old Creek church “•— 1’° ulr>t - M*cceeda himself or the aec-lliiiifLph* 4iwlp- fwiritwili. inipiiml M< nJer- of the Aiken delegation in the General Assembly have ad re-ceived important committee assignments for the season. Senator John F. Williams, who is Legion Plans To Secure Members Dopm talent Headquarters of the Vmericp: L«-p'ii*n iius just lauched a state wait* mom * r hip campaign uh.eh is expeet<*dJskJuiroll lo,OIH) eSlue rv ice nu*n rn the legion in South Carolina during the n xt few weeks. Letters to th* *>i;.tnct committeemrn j I Aft Thursday tile members Aiken Kennel Club held their jnnuaI field trial wliirh w»» ( the George Croft plantwtkm a miles from town. M^re. than j dr* d pet pie wen- present and sri I 75 partici(rated rn the nm, ;an at 8 O’* kuk. Sixteen dkrgf < rite red, Th*- course if a apiemtid one and the birds were MUMS covey and som*»times two being *?d every thirty minutes duri. nm, The club is very grateful tm it* three judges, J. Wk Patterson of I well. Frank Folk of Bamberg, Mr. Hudgens of Eurekf, for theiHllh terest sn the trials beeairw they are Mi • men of wide *-\peneric , e iii JudgtUflr | dogs. / “Mick” v >eUmging to J. L, Courtemf-was placed first by the judges tai Mr. Courtney wus pn**ented with: a I beautiful gun. ‘‘Belle” and “Jack** <»wT;***i by R. I). Clowe won aecond and third places respectively, Mr. Clown receiving s ups. The cup won last j t»y Reginald Courtney this year to J. L. Courtney winner of the flint prize. V bountiful dinner wain served at Sh loh Springs, the Aiken waterworks, land waa-presnlod over by Ned Wood wa id in a splendid manner. Mr. Woodward received the <-<>mmendat»«ai of those present. Just recently Dr. E. M. Wilder, mse-t’.iry and treasurer of the Gt*orjrui I' eld Trial Association, the oMmt ia th** country, met with the officer* tif the Aik* n club artl discuffed th© mats' ct til*' t AO clubs combining and in- ! year holding th** trials of the proposed organization, “Gs*orgia«Car. olina Trial Association” h**ro in Aikea Ti*- Georg t A- ociution has a very lar.,<- nc-mbi I‘-hip and has ln*en bolti -ii the ii mis at Waynesboro for txwi • t' five years Men from all over the-< have in* r participants ia ti • (Mir? The A.ken club if going alter fin* proposition iii enrnent and • is hclie\*d that it can Im* perfected. The Croft plantation affords a fine open ground c> run on. Dr. Wilder is also an officer of the American Field nam bv Brother I oml t,mo *• chairman of th* Judiciary | I Futurity, Hie largest field trial minima .1 CofOfpitUm, Thf -Senator begajt his * , s n W ** re ” la,1 ^ d out thl * j ; n t h t . Hotted States »«MiimiisrBMi RISTOW awatarir the House ! w#ek * ,ld the coiit**«ta for the various ' *' lt<H ‘ 41 < “‘- types. The latter usually occitnies want to litten to “Matin Betsy* crooit- | ! >nds of lower agricultural value than ing to her pickaninny “There’s a leetle I I Hre longleaf, loblolly and other^ pine*,I wheel a-turnm’ in mah heart?” Do "hi,** stands of the latter soeries ore *, ,, , , bpt to Im- wparntod to wntc extent by P.f" ” nl . 10 hcar Q,d J,!rrs ' ! mad*, fields or other improvements i David, play on your harp,' as J which serves a-* obstacles to spread- he rows his fishing boat around Swal- inc* of fire, and. not infrequently con- | ow Bluff? Do you want to ait re- cm,,t f(,r *' !n ,Ti ' M prnvis'oris et th* present srhrol tfl'M* ingers at the plantation prayer ; meet it g? in 1968, was re-elected in 1910 and went to the.Senate in 1912. Senator William- fen’od for three years as chairman of the Committee <»n Education and is to he give n generous . . . , , , „*— Bluff? Do you want to git re- ■ -’>** s ope**Ht )P« to .'i relative]v -rn.*'] . , , .. , I .r..., Ii u mr- rot iTro, ... K a ' 1 atc11 th( - tn " n '* lh - the plantation pm es that an- to lie given away are expected t*i be under way withon thu next few’ days, it was stated by K. R. VI elver, Department Comnmmier f«»r SoUth Caroli:::*. that '•ump- - •Ii M oi Dr. Wilder believes that this Latter ti* a1 can be brought to Aiken, and thin would mean that sportsmen from England and from all States ,n the Co,un would be vi-iturs t*> Aiken at “Does j(,u wan' to walk ald Wow de .wamp hcar.n’ 1 n-r ?“ in de pines <ie niggers iou -ce*;in -ti want to ■ i g* hep >d I.me, ami a genu-iv.ne try* to burn for day* at a time as hap-!K*rs, hi the longleaf pine region. So, in general tho last namo*l area pre.Hent.H the most serious problem. With regard to fire damage in our hardwood timber, Lh in I* far less frequent because of the generally low, wet character of the ground. But the accumulation of vegetable matter on! such areas is large and in consequence when fires do occur the damage is severe. At occasional lot - g intervals, we have droughts f uffi t-nt severity to make fires possible in the fringes: of th** cypres swamps, The Damage to Trees It must be remembered here that virtually all of our trees have an ac-j Aiken Library. ive and semi active or non-vegetativc season, i. e.. summer and winter. Fires organization of ( ham-sLm so- i*ccurn. g during the farmer period ciety people banded together for the are generally fur more harmful than purpose of collecting and preserving rn -email: ll pr us**, 8. ivji.us i h js b«N-n eiven ’iant VV ay - an A lit. Ti I K. W I I :am , who gislat ive ex peri-i pi.ic*- on th** all a: I Mi an: < '< mnrit ninon*! >.n th** Ju- aii.it''* FT ' ao, whi •lurnbia, Ii ar; to I . * - d bv I* .eau v < ■ :r*nitti w, iloi ; cai.-.'; ’ Then come to the Aiken Opel;* Home Satui lay night, February lith. The society to preserve the spirituals of the negro will move you to laughter alai tear ., will thrill you, and fascinate you while you will help the * ii i t e u I a a? urn r our i o i . \\ . Hump ignment !road , and - ii, , . th 'IT I - J Lumpkin of •ig I'd* several 'ate making ai .ii rn * mb. . < . th* r 11r,/.* * adquart rs ga I rn. rn it •• ar Tost nim- in* In th t rial, - \ t<* * ighr do tars .11>* given in e:osk .ii In I lie rn I i nee O’ d g Moi SI I signaler : I! Kl "ti dement uk their re p«* ber of member of Lilt cami.a.. far*- ti a Contract Let For Aiken-Augusta Road xperi- v", * ' n 11 give in* cr. .a a - - UU 1 'I -i im ■■ 1 lait mu 'lie stat There .I t. ( bm , i ai.11 »rn •*. a eat ( m * < k-to I • th" next ti ret - th a rite' lh rn* ml* 1 -ha>. v.,.! I I’ulimau fa re to intention a; < hat Po \ n,, r od and Pullman :ai cen* !I.■ r. will in*I \id lure* st , k in* n md from I. -tom .ii I, OI III 111- nit f 1 (karoiii.a. ai • r a will read the paid in list and if your bard •ame does not appear -ce that t is *n next week’s issue. those coating during the semi-act. VI* ntorval. A January burning, for instance, < h -h would merely onge the leaves ifm a longleaf pin** nj) to 2 or “ feet n height an*! might perhaps cause a !2 or J5-foot tree to lo-e the majority of it - leave-, would, in July or Au-g i* , be far more severe. Of course, the principal loss is in ains: t> es. All species of pine needling* are very .tensat.vc even to light fires. While longleaf seedlings are or babiy best adapted to resist burner, experiments have proved that re-neatevl tire:, m*h aa ar** common with H, will a. seredly wipe out even tins young growth and urn mer fires usually m?uns a t<Jai loss of anything un to I ft months of agt*. The other specif- of pine are far in re s«*nsitive. Tkcir stems are not hic*bled during their early years by the heavy growth of fascicled leaves* aith V’hich l-mgleflrf r*r r*qu:pp<* i, nor de. they pus e s thiek hark. But t * ifset the a- deficiencies, these othe** species show a vigorous height tov, *h beginning in the first or seer* *! ye *r which perceptibly reduces the mortal-! ity ’hrough simple pmco-a of *?utt rig the crowns out of burning r* neb. Regarding fire damage to young hardwoods, we are as yet unable to .-.ye ar opinion ix-rau-e of a lack of nu:horiative la - a. But fire injury to mn*ur- hardwocxl is usually limited .• ar.- ab. it the ti ink involving A- • destruction of th** cambium laver and *he eying bank on the injured area.) This condition ii- almost 'rvur a * I * * ; Ii.,wed by tile entranee of fungi. P e,*ri i reason*bl - to infer, at lea-? >.*miM»rarilv, that f he large oercentagc, «if ref or decay in .ur Southern hnH-weods is (bio to fires. It .shotthl be j remembered that the dense under-1 bm a f - *:• • 1 : f( ti I u d swamps may greatly ’n-1 negro plantation songs will g.v** a program of th* .*w lM*autiful obi spirituals in Aiken at the Aiken Theatre ion Saturday evening February ll, f.,r the benefit of the proposed Aiken Riot ^ ».ohiu' lier • no., a rn* rn • , Ii::., bs*:iii/ .-poi.-ored ny the Viken Stu*l<*nt f lub. The personnel cf fifty mer. and social directory of elude s so, ll ii: rn* , ledge, I). Sa us sn re La % **iuJ, 8. aion*., ilt\'wa: i, Me of many o?n*-r pr* mincnt old plantation owners of iii* earlier day-. For when this chorus was organized a iou live years ago, < ne of tilt* r«*quirem« ut for eligibility w.-* that the pen rn miv-t have lived ai u plantation and • a* * ii tile Hey rn s cgs fir t hand. Mach member contr, lilted some ,f th* mgs ,earned on his or her plantation, and they made pilgrimages now to til*-old ii .nies and a ..it negro church* win-* 1 * be new ft fled hymns are unknown and Undy toe rhythm and it, tonations of the old -.hts which f-sru Sill'll The fir rW \ kl m wh.i-n >n***i\ ed ale o th; ^ uruq ie * a,a u worn* n r* ads like t ie if < riarli ,-l(.n. It m-a- Pinckney, Rut Percher, Elliott, , Iv I bott, Drayton, ..rd reore.senta11 vt p in ti: -ll ta in ’ount v Bn Sn:; building rh way 1. <' an rn.’ k OII ti. of the is tak toners i* first - r* re. Ti'.o . rn). f. ii 111 lo Jo 11(111 I) pal' that bt . I ret «■, th ti ii ii ni. it ber . w i • rn* * ann ii 11 tt ie - un ma *t year th* ■ -s H a-: J. der M I.. ii .iii. ad <d MHI, but h* - there ar* rn- I’.ee ut ti.*- Airt»‘ii Kiiinet ab ar.- R. D. (’bm, , president; K. th f ar *.»n?. v .-«• pics j.-ra an«l W. E. ( a1 e •* tory ami treusur**r. l it F SENTI- NA J- FGB M t H- DF’U RS Of UH SON STEVENS l‘ Ideal. ll FCO MI .lid t» ‘ *' S* rn-, ei i t - d, on trial for Murder W 1 -u Steven .colored, r th** , i lei jiart **f fhr * dav J • jar* i.- composed <*7 J I* Le**, I*' reman, \fnve Watson, ( .-I I. »’ !’ i ad J F. Arian, 8ila Hooper, Robert Payto*, 'J \ I ai . Warr e M J (’ (din - 1 ’ i: 1 * I» I "•*!) ,» r < a-. Solicitor Garter made the open ii iff arguni**rit for the State, followed by Srnoai* .md Stauxtield fur til** Defense. , UUU who 1 rn rn f BJ t re ugh I JKH I 111-t he . ting Solicitor Garter, rna«lc i .a*- r tar th** Stat*’. a J re. nim*a datiiui to f ’ ■ • • i -lief ref der* d by \h ■ \ • c*f T Lman Had* e* I ” Steven: chargee! W ISTn it 1 lur g. J h Steven*.. minutes I p. rn i) M 'I i IHI ! I Iv > \ I J DRI MMOM) HOME IN S \I LEY . un I* r Clar enc* 1 k< -I an ; Ii Ji v W I>olan Ila at r v I in v. : i; i ,* . f a. Iii win. I- id* r to Pi :*■ , I;. A Id* •n*l died ay n ght, "f over *u J K- r the spit* plot at At h *1. ai. a a rf OII (Continued on pay - eight! pi* tureso K* and r i old dar!:* \ ’ rel.g: ui. P- ehuru Ila 11*< i \ ed repeated -:ions i i J, u in New York and our, hut they have never made any attempt to commercialize th ii unique organization In fact the members are ill busy p**o(>k*. engaged with th*-,r social or prof. «s,onal activities and they can get away only for the we.-k-end, and tho r only “foreign appearance” so fur has been Sa vannah i -At rdiat lot g'» '-lull crow d, tori - a h iud ha i w a v ■ tiny •sits ir $1 1.00 •hestra and -eat.-* ai" in the ball* Jo :, i tau b •a. ’ v. I <* 1 bal-ellent s- rv.Hi will be J lo Death of Infant < eld ii far Hid PPO .Mi an I Mr uf Coli lf S, . H. Re at Lr d tv moi nit Jam rieum- rua. Funcrui ttv. act* i at Bethcur church of toe »mrnuni-ly siaila fi rtitude witii ig months idow of Bcr-J’ a t*»n ami , iel - ! ( ap a n Henry Salley of I- ate war umi . 1 I ana: o d surv * cd by two Iv -pre • ■ 'a. • A rd on iTuai- v\ . iirurnm* \. G. H'*l;.*r after which i h archy aru. Saturday at nail took pl - ■ . rn lei, a.-un?/, ui the a v ti rn of Hen-v. ere 1 ■ a’d Salley, ami-B W. Drum- R* v. in lid, rn* tov, Nits. < or:* Year!* ll oY] ck, M Al tm:, Flu., and three -there, the J 1 ai B. Salley of Aiken, H. IL Sai-V; and < barile Sal by of Salley.