Aiken Journal and Review (Newspaper) - June 25, 1930, Aiken, South Carolina
Naariy »!*«ry family in Aiken County rend* the Journal and Ravia*.No Paper Published in this Locality Equals the Journal and Review’sCirculation in Aiken County
VOL. *0 NO. 26
CANDIDATES FOR STATE OFFICES SPEAK TO PEOPLE OF AIKEN COUNTY
Fine Meeting Held at Aiken Court House Last Saturday.—Attentive Hearing Given Candidates
AIKEN, S. CL WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25, 1930 , , ...
Saturday wax campaign day in Aiken, and th* people of the city and county enjoyed aome five hour* af speeches delivered by the twenty-five odd candidate*. The court house was well filled, and the lance audience gave the speakers a most attentive hearing.
Capt. W. lf. Smoak presided over the meeting, He called upon Dr. P. J. McLean, of the First Baptist church, who lead the meeting in prayer. The candidates for the minor offices Aere allowed aeven and a half minutes. They occupied the morning session, which adjourned at I p. rn., after dinner the candidates presented their platforms in twenty minute speeches.
R. E, Grier, special correspondent of the Columbia State, reported the following synopsis of the meeting^
When Mr. Herbert arose to speak, a young man in the audience attempted to interrupt, hut the speak er continued his address. At a pause the young man again arose and said, “After the lynching of the Lowman Negroes, did you not write a piece
Of t. B. Patient*
CliBk Held in Aiken Last Week.— 143 Persons Examined
$2.00 t Year—Sc a Copy
Aiken County's entire personnel assisted by Miss McMaster, field nurse, with the South Carolina An-ti-Tuberculoais Association; has just finished a complete survey of tuberculosis coittact* in Aiken County culminating in a chest clinic at the Health Department offices, June 19-20.
In making this survey of contacts,
EXPERT TO VISIT COUNTY Will ba Available for Ona Waek,
Adda to Faculty
New Grade Added Ie Sckoet, Which Will Open Angust 26th
SUPERVISOR OF CENSUS REPORTS
CITY POPULATION AS 6,033
"If at the end of my administration, I felt that ll would be attacked as is that of Governor Richards, I do not know but that I would be deterred from making the race and I feel that such attacks will deter many bbtmOosts death lord's fat 1928-29 other .good men from offering. I j were used as a basis and families and ran** understand what there is in oth<r pi!|lona „ppi#d to ^ ^ what the crrties say that will he uplifting or constructive for South Carolina. The courts are open, the
According to preliminary an*
Starting June 30th Farmers Ur*. nouncenienU, Edisto Academy plans #d to Call Upee Him. I to add two attiactive features to its
•ate*- regular work neat session. One of
The cotton croft of Aiken County these Ic the addition of a twelfth la threatened by the appearance of gr»de, and the other is special preboil weevils in the vast few day*. Re- vision for student* entering the high ports from all over the state indi- whooi with insufficient preparation. irajn ( cate that the cotton crop is now in The latter is to be provided by apec- Ln<| a great danger, and will require a per -\M classes and attention to thosejc<>nt
Statent fight with quick action to wko are weak in one or more sub-
stay off the ravages of this pest j«cta.
Mr. J. H. Dean, of florence. A. C., j The msmon 0pens August 26,|*<ided Aiken would she
City Growing Fast Having Increased 47 Per Cent. in Pa*t Ten Year*. Suburb* Not Counted.
The supervisor Of census has re There were 187 farm* enumerated ported that population of the city of‘in this area.
i Aiken is 6,03,% as compared with 4,- The population of McTjer town-103 on Jan. 1st, 1920. This show# a ship shows a lots as compared with f 1,930 in the past ten years, the census of 1920, the population percentage gain of 47 per being All a compared with 1,118
This does not include the au- ten years ago. 102 farms were burbs such as Sunset Hill, or the enumerated.
Williams development. If these were I Rocky Grove township was given w more than
the dates previously mentioned.
will h, in Aiken >**•*. b*t»-'.ndfro„ ^lotion. lh.; j* £££.......................“ .Hh'lm" ton
_ . mng Monday, .l ine 30th, to work in k. much neater -rn. T i __# A wn J4*" ‘here
On. bundNd fertMteto p.™.™ wilh <• L * e0U"', ™ **” 190 ,,rm*
* • 1 than hat of .ast year. found to he 47,407, as compared Millbrook townehlp. including
a* f^Uewe; M, twfthr 411,674 in 1920, There were Montmorenci village was reported aa
Carolina State Tuberculosis Sanitar- w” I "in festal! on in ’th« emintT Mr’ " ^ rtts“u‘"1 tBn® in*truct°r ,n 3666 f»rms enumerated. 2,624.
Of this number seventv-nine a , Mathematics; I. J. Anderson, Prim- The unemployment in the county
D..n I, bun, loaned to tilt ..ality I cipa| of bo>, ,nil i„,tuctor In Hut or)
jnd,o5 ara „..,ly to h.ton. WH, I,tte„d,d ^ and tho Aiken ""----------------
dont they go before proper author--^ t.v nr r g T?»T1 nt *<,,**, (,owan* barm Alkin j hr fa unv is a
itie* and Uke out indictment.? Why Car«L ktaL V„K Fertiliser Works in determining Boll WeW)# Pr^ident a
were white and sixty-four were col-1 ored. Sixteen of the number re-
by Hie Planter's Produce and Stor- an(, Miss Norine Brock, j Aik
age Company of Florence, and will principal of girls
was reported as 307.
if 1920 gave the 2,745. , There were
282 farms enumerated.
en township, including Aiken Tabernacle township wa* given
continue to build insinuations and innuendoes from every stump' «JLet them make specific charges.’’
Hor, MoMahao anoa. to th, aui*‘'I portio, for a,am,nation .amil,,od IT. J3TL ITrT, T *'rl' ‘"‘"“T '» b» *•»*« »* «•» popul.non of ISHO a, ,„mp.f,d
anc, sa pin,, I m.k, th. ,u,p,cts ,nd .jv.sed to rant.tn ^ «nyf^n„raho^«h- ^ 4nd Btbl.; Mi,. Alyna John-1 pared with MOO In IMO. - Thar,
constantly under th, .ara of tho,
ph>-w**-' *nd *“—a .......- ....................
charge that a 20-gaJlon keg of liquor wa* had by Tom McCrea on the sixth
floor of a hot,! while tha bond, SMre l,TT“*;',.T ’7 J*0* boll weevil count, to bt. - ,00
W’’ elf al “ "hied evidences of Z,'”'"'"*" """IttrHta.! Mr,. Ad. Crttor, hon*
, .Smoak replied. ’’Then I implore yoularrMted tuberculus processes.
saying Aiken county should be abolished and annexed to hell?"
to go before a magistrate and make your charges.’’
"I know there hi rottenness. Let us clean out the rottenness and then let the offenders be punished.’’
does no! have a means of transput, of dorTtlitoritw.
tation. Any farmer who will call for !
Aiken County’s health unit was .K. 'cnuntv Ear™ of R<?V' N* T0,*r P#8t°r °f
very much aieased with this dim- ” ’ church and spu taal advt f i tin
very mum a.eu with his dime, ficp (,an ,.curt. his s,.n < Hrry . ^ ,
tng him to hi* farm and returning him _
with 1,522 in 1920. 229 farms were wore 402 farms enumerated. [enumerated.
Wards township wan reported as R(M.ky Spring township was re-L.U44 n- et,mri,red wrth 1,384 in -pnrtl(1 a, ^gvtng a population of 1920. 208 farms enumerated. 2,160 as compared with 2,409 ten
Shaw.township was reported as I,- years ago. There were 358 farms 432 as compared with 1,403 in 1920. [enumerated.
"There it is,’’ Smoak replied. *t u “These tactics tend to break down “I wrote nothing of the sort, Mr. tj1(1 moraje Qf people and encour-Herbert replied. “I deplored the ^ |Kw)n,n'm Th<iy cannot have Aiken lynching as do the good peo- # Rood c,ffect Make out your wgr pie of Aiken, and I ll say here that I rant #nd prove your charge or else deplore it a* readily aa anywhere t^ey corne wjjj, ^ad grace from you, else. Aside from this question by a Clndjda^ for governor.”
Joe < ampbell, Mr. Herbert spoke Mr. Smoak then replied to the without any interruption. charge that the highway commission
Night Meeting at Langley
since they believe that it will mean a still greater reduction in tuberculosis deaths in Aiken County, which is already IO per cent or more lower than the rest of the state as a whole, and this, in spite of Aiken's large negro population. According to the
official r< port from the State Board of Health, the state of South Carolina had as a whole 1,257 deaths from preliminary tuberculosis of 64.7 per hundred thousand, whereas, Ai
ken County’s deaths from tubercu-was dominated by three member., C.|losil of all form9i amontfst wMu and
The candidates were invited to E. Jones, John T. Steven. «4 John IIZ
Langley on .Saturday night and a out |w (Jrace Fourtet>n men are oq ^ ^ ^ ? fin
600 people heard the candidates or, commission, he said, and far the three Governor speak. Their speech** ^ o^er ll should make
were about the same as delivered in , “gentlemen from Greenville care-
to Aiken. Farmer* who are interest-ed in securing Mr. Dean’s servi« Six Bis Stills should communicate with the County Farm Agent’s office immediately so a schedule can be made up fur next week.
It is now a proposi'ion to either playing havoc with th** moon-
fight or lose with the cotton farmers. shine Bli|!s jn thls county and last and the Clemson Extension Service w<M<k aCcount for six of them: urges the farmers to poinon thorough- | N^ftr Graniteville on Sunday three ly, using the sweetened poison made |,arr<,|s uf maiih, containing about from one gallon of molasses, one 150 ganons ()f beer was found and gallon of water and one pound of
168 farms were enumerated j Gregg Township, including part of
Langley township was reported as iVaucluae, part of Graniteville and all 1,746 as compared with 3,971 in 0f Madison, show* an Increase, the 1920. 38 farms were enumerated, population being 6,044 as compared
The population of Shulti township, with 4,864. There wen- 77 4arms
Seized Last Week ,nnc1Iud;n* N“>-;h Augusta, Clearwater, enumerated.
j Belvedere and Hamburg tow n, have Langley township, including Lang-
OU r II j . . V Wn rPI>ort<H, by Sup'nriaor of ley town aml Hllth u>wn „htrWa an
H tm aru d^puti®! nave ( 11 th#* V mHiyw an inFfit*^ i At t f %
insus, ana liney snow an increase incase, the population being 4,746
lur. ing a population of 5.H().» as com- a„ compared with 3,971 in 1920. 38
pared with 5,189 ten years ago. J farm8 were fnun)fraUd,
ful how he decapitates men of such genius."
“Is it fair to hold up to derision and scorn men who have undertaken the greatest constructive work ever attempted in South Carolina?" he
The candidates for minor offices were merely introduced and did not apeak. Walter Baker called thb meeting to order and John E. Stani-fteld introduced the speakers.
“Fir»t for Prosecution”
John J. McMahan of ( olumbia was road building: in the state mentioning
the first of the gubernatorial cand! I the pan Aahlon H Williams had
dates Ic speik, hr -on-Fhe ,ta»d j j,iayed ;n the* pay-as-you-go act. after the* dinner recess, candidate# j jn Speakjng on prohibition, Mr. for other offices having spoken before gmuak wanted to know why it was
dinner. j that the wets were to anxious to have
Saying that he was the "first of tile ^ jaw rep*a]*d if was aa
prosecution,’’ there being one or t wo jag ^ey claimed. “There are others he took W. W. Smoak to task WOmen at this meeting today. Would
with an estimated population of 60,-OOO would give a death rate of only 56.66 per hundred thousand.
It has also recently been published that South Carolina’s white death rate was the lowest of all the southern state#. This is true for the state as a whole, but from actual death reports and on account of active pre-
* . __ . ventive work, Aiken County’s death
a,led. He then nee a ht.tor, of|„u frem lubmaM> IHW,
races is practically equal. The ne-
Calcium Arsenic. However, if the cotton is blooming, it ri a much more efficient method to us* Calcium Ai senic Dust wherever machines can be secured to apply the dust. It is also urged that fanners who do not have machines to apfdy the dust, will either buy, rent or borrow a machine and get busy >«*fore it is too late.
On Monday a 60 gallon still was destroyed near Red Branch church.
On Wednesday a big steamer outfit was destroyed in Bogard*# hill. Tins
Charles J. Hill Will The Curb Market
Offer for Re-election, U Now Assured
Mr. C. J. Hill will again offfr for i rc-elactton as County Commisslonet' from this district. At present, Mr. j still was of 60 gallons capacity. 150 *nd Mrs Hill are milking a tour of j gallons of mash was destroyed 14J»«* Northern states, but the an
Sit# of Market Will bo on Newberry Street Ne*r Swimming Pool,
for having said it grieved his heart to see men in authority derided and held up to criticism. “He said such action tended to arouse lawlessness and intimated It was akin to treason. I believe George Washington and Patrick Henry would have turned over in their graves had they heard such a statement in a public campaign. I believe that this is the fourth year of the reign of Scipie and that he would make a better bishop even than Bishop ( annon.
"I am running against the John K. Hamblin. R. E. McCaslan and Cip
they have been here in the days before the prohibition law was passed? The anti-prohibitionists and the liquor interests are worried and that ii the reason they are trying to break down the law."
He satd he was an advocate of the 6-0-1 school law and favored adult illiteracy work and a compulsory school attendance law. He promised a fair honest sober business administration if elected.
Athlon H. Williams Taking up practically his entire 20 minutes with a discussion of prohibition, Ashton H, Williams discussed question from the standpoint of
froes showing tot slightly nigher death rate than the whites, whereas, in the state as a whole it is almost double.
This is a very interesting fact indeed, and should certainly demonstrate to Aiken and to Aiken County the value of continuing and mamtain-
Three Sales Of
City Real Estate
On Thursday a big steamer of 200 gallons capacity was found on Tinker’s creek, near Stringfellow’s mill pond. 1,000 gallons of beer was deal Toyed.
On Friday two Mills were destroyed on Shaws ere»'k. These stills were of IOO and 150 gallon capacity, and were very close together. 2,000 gal Ions of mash were destroyed, and 30 gallons of whiskey. The stills had
Mrs. P. H. De\ ane has sold to Mack Corley, houi-o and lot on Newberry Street. Lot is 54 by 122 with evidently been closed for the day. but
a five room house. Purchase price
Jones administration. Four year# ago, when Goodwyn Rhett was ousted I
chairman of the high*.» <:o«ato. and n„„u,. The roun.
aion. I rani the new chaganI Acold ^ ^ ^ ^ r ,
be nuateil and Governor Rtchardr- ■ $fl 0OO.OOILOOO becolme of the prohi-gratnlated mc on the ntatement but N ,......„L“ ..ll"
$1,000, sold by Mrs. Florence 1-aird. ing its Health Department which has realtor.
undoubtedly demonstrated its value Mrs. E. V. Baldy, of Birmingham. in the control of this one disease, to j Ala., has sold to Mr. L. B. Jumper
say nothing of typhoid, smallpox, I the house and lot located at the cor-
malaria, diphtheria and other pre- ner of Chesterfield reet and Barn
ventable diseases which annually take I well avenue, now o cupied by Mrs.
their toll of life and treasure. E. E. Hendrix. Pun base price $9,
OOO. Sale was madt by Mr*. Fannie DuBosa, realtor.
q. j-v , . _ Mrs. M. E. Chalco has purchased
Dig vJrder OI Lenient the old Ellison pp erty on Hurry
_Street from Mrs. Holley. Sale price
Hahn &. Co., has sold to the At- !S n°t given.
lentic Bridge Co., who have the con-1 -------
tract for the Sand Bar Ferry Bridge Negro Drowned In
they were still hot. found some distance
The liquor was
from the Mill.
the For House
nouncement is made at this time, «<> that hi* friends will know his intentions.
He ha* been a most valuable member of the County Commissioners and was elected Chief Commissioner. Ile is a “big busine^* man" and this county Til* M-rvu i>. Thi- office
handles many thousands of dollars during the course of a year, and many examine! ions have been made of the conduct of this office ami every ex amination has shown that the office was properly run.
Mr. Hill ha stated that he would like to finish certain work that he ha* I started in his district, otherwiM* he would not offer for re-election. He has made a good officer county needs him.
Hahn & Co., Sell*
afterwards Richards reappointed
1,000 barrels of cement. This is a fine order, and shows what can be done by the local firms when they go after business.
„ .. „ , .I Mr- Herman Hahn asked the con-
South Carolin, a put of (tractor, to u,r local help whore
ever possible, and they promised to
.. .... so* Laborers and carpenters who
e said prohibition wait the)de
the light I avenue would be $95,000,000, he daclased. No moral principal was in
connection with the Cooper bridge and then turned his gun* on the employment of outside lawyer* for the preparation of the bill and the writing of surety bonds by members of the general assembly. Mentioning Speaker Hamblin and R. E. Met a-lan of the house, and Torn Met rae, son-in-law of the governor. The name of Senator Jefferies w’a> aUo
Harry Jackson Lot** His Life While in Swimming.— hound by Sheriff Howard.
Last Sunday Sheriff Howard wan called to Beech Island by the report that a negro had I en drowned in Towfn Creek. In company with Coroner Tarver they want to the • < and found that the negro had lost hi* SUFFERS ILLNESS lift- while swimming. The drowning ‘rn carp I about 12 noon, but no et
r* Increases ie arrest. ^"<U P°U** 0mc,r * A' ,ort ^ k«" "'»'k 10 *"d
in each instance. The youth are drinking more than ever, he said,
Jones. The governor saw i|_r ||||_ri|
but it wa* not the light seen by Paul j
of Tarsus. And then came the ap- *0™' 7 ^’desire work should call upon Mr. II
oi r. most colossal failure ev«r attempted' v d , u
pointmentof John I . Grace, off har- ^ flagrant viol*- , . ?" 81 th‘
He commented on (.race a 1 Wagram vioih ,( aroilna approa(.h to tht. bridge.
non* of the law could lie seen on i
every hand. He gave the figures POLICE OFFICER BOOTH
showing arrests for drunkenness in several South Carolina cities eight years ago and today, the latter figur-
Mr. M. F. Hush, of Ellenton, was rn the city on Friday, and filed hi-pledge for the House of Representatives.
The following is a condensed Ma'e ment of his platform:
[ Strict economy in all blanches of State and county government without impairing efficiency of aid departments,
An equalization of our necessary (tax burden, by making intangible property bear if- equitable share of taxes.
Full co-operat 1 01 in working out a constructive plan of farm
Co-operation in working for relit f of unemploy nm ularly in tixtile industries.
Revision of public schoi ! ,1 rti to ti ain chil Ii en and I to take a place in mode an i enable them to me* J) comb t ion -.
Attendance Average About Hundred Ft rat Four Days.
Attendance at the municipal dimming pool started tdf with a “bang" as .'L'.’t youngster* splashed water in the pool during four days making un a -• rage of 98 per day. The work I ha be< ti orc .ii. zed and cia -« ai
a p par
The Chamber of Commerce has been very active in the past sixty day* in an endeavor to create a Curb Market for the City of Aiken, believing it ta be most helpful not only to the local citizenship, but aint* furnishing a place for funner# and truck growers to dispose of vegetable" and truck in the City of Aiken, and encouraging the farmers in their efforts to diversify agriculture.
A Committee from the Chamber of Commerce, composed of G. ll. Bal-lentine, Chairman, Mrs. C, J Hill, Miss Elizabeth Bailey, Home Demon-strath** Agent and A. K. Lorenz met recently with B. F. Etheredge, representative of City Council, Mr. Harry Ludlow, President of the Ki-wani# Club, and representatives and \ikt n :"f organization* and perfected
j plans for the establishment of the jCiirb Market.
The Market will be erected on a j\ncant site owned by the City on Newberry Street, adjuvant to the old Puunp station and the swimming pool. Ender the present plan the market will be built out of fund* from the City of Aiken. Chamber <if Commerce, Kiwani* Club. Civic League, .Student Club, D. A. R. and E. D. IT. Chapter*, all of these organizations indorsing the need of the Curb Mal ki t in Aiken.
It in planned to open the market tai in the fall, and in the mean-i elizabeth Bailey, Home Ilion Agent, is t<i organise ami \ * m table gr iwers, I* fIn ir int* • < "I 'in the local
ai e timid
incerning the ope-be worked out by f the ( h I tuber of the ad'-ii *- of th*1
claiming to have seen at Florence a group of young people from Lake City, nearly every one of whom was under the influence of liquor. He
cement of the
I lun it* all if elected.
mentioned in this connect 1 „ 1 u«u*r me miiuence 0
••Th, governor wanted economy,
Hr. McMahan satd, and he didav.) ; 1>w (<> a]| jf ^ ^ with the budget commission and then :
appointed Walter K Duncan of Ai-1 ,r* C- Blackwood
ken to do the work at a -alary of | Raying that the $6,5,000,000 bond ‘,nLv a tem* $2,400. Duncan was a knight and C.JMI Wi»* now the law, Ira ('. Black-. W>H he aide
The Sheriff and a boat and with wire began to -In a short time finally brought ' The body had
E. Jones the great high priest, governor wanted Duncan as
The ; wood declared that there was nufch-tho ing that the
regret to know that he suffered a slight stroke of paralysis while driving on Richland avenue,
Monday night. He had been to the Aiken hospital visiting and while driving on Richland avenue sudden-1,, found that he could not u-e either about five hour his left arm or foot. He was taken rt tora*ion. home and is now- confined to his bed.
His friends hope that he is suffering rary indisposition, and
bi attend to I is dutii within a bort time.
Tarver i ag mu le h for th w as bx at tnd.
en in 'In
io«ly. ured bar Ii
defen : t in
coner! ru!f ill
i in the ooh < ha rn ber
gr* at rn
No July Meeting Of
Graniteville Mfg. Co. Sues S. Cs I ax Com.
FLOWER SHOW AT SALUDA
governor Could do excejh
knight of prohibition, to elevate the allow the ! a ss to proceed unless it morals of the country in matters of | appeared that the revenue* from the
abstinence and sobriety. The gov-jKas taxes were not sufficient to The Flower Shaw, spon ernor wanted Duncan as the keep j meet expenditures or unless it ap- Saluda Garde! Club will er of his eoiw-cience. The governor’s J Reared that fraud or inequality wasPaluda on Friday, June regard is only for things above. He being practiced. “Otherwise” hr the main feature of th*
will not travel on the Sabbath day, but for years ago, I uriders?and. he traveled on a pass.
"I call this administration the gnat and camel administration. The gnat was Sunday golf arni the camel wa* Waker Duncan, of Aiken. ’
Smoak Chide* McMahan
W. W, Smoak, th# next speaker took McMahan sharply to task fur what he termed hi# insinuations an I innuendoes. Ile said
governor should allow the I he gladiola, cut flower* oad program to proceed." twill also be exhibited. Thi
He then discussed taxation, urgingjbe open to visitors at 12 that economy be practiced, that! hers of the Garden * Iud court procedure be reformed, that!* plate lunch beginning pTdPoftj zi Mi e .aping taxation be'ami the price will be 15 c placed un the book* and that prop- prizes will be awarded •rty be classified. He also advorat J
ed the management by the counties! b*’ ’"embers of the ' hristian En of their own affair* at home rather |*v"^ y#jety of the Rresbyterian
church, a- I the r in. .ted guest# **■
> joyed a delightful picnic yesterday Continued on Page Four [afternoon at Azalea farm
red by the >e held at 7. \\ hits
show a ii and fern* show will IO Mem will serve at 12 noon
A ttractIve t (he ah • > «v
A the July me \ g 1. ic ultui a1 club only two dav - f 1 no meeting will I* ’ihe manager:) ’bought this advL, fairs are planm I
ng of ills on July ti
Sold to J. E. McElrath
ha- Tnn i ii-.v Junip* r in the mpa ny and w the ag* ncy and
M r Mi
Harry Sudlow Por
than at * olumbia, mtqiued or
Et rest Ile. the son Gardner, hi* of the A rn*-fit • ng. He atli of that organ) June 16 2<> netted * th Rank of Jack
*, form* r late J lected Pres 1 I * - n t st it ut# of Bank the convention in Denver, < >1 Gardner is cm lurid a National Ila,
I h*“ lr at*
dlan ! Kane
u I. I I
W nd Mack
an engineer he lion for this no his fro nd - are U'ikt * iv
en ran a*i I t t that
• tam* terda
r. this matter