E. W. Stevens, member of the house from Berkeley, in Columbia for the day . . . . James S. Wilson, Lancster, sergeant-at-arms of the house, telling of his plans to provide cold watermelon and peaches for the candidates when they hit Lancaster on their swing through the state.
Governor’s office free of visitors during a good part of the day except ior persons seeking assistance in finding work, the chief executive and his secretary being in Washington . . . . Shrubbery planted last winter on State House grounds growing rapidly under the stimulation of frequent rains.
T. C. Easterling, superintendent of Marion schools, and Dr. W. R. McLeod, chairman of the Timmonsville school board of trustees, who were visitors at the State Office building yesterday . . . . P. B. Waters, teacher of agriculture at Blaney and Dents, who visited friends here yesterday . . . . John Hughes celebrating his birthday at his home in Dillon today . . . . W. H. Garrison in St. George today to confer with school officials in regards to adding agriculture to the school curriculum . . . Elks enjoying the visit of the Elks’ national convention motorcae here yesterday.
Miss Harriet Clarkson of Columbia quite proud of her niece. Harriet Clarkson Risher, member of graduating class of Anderson high school and winner of U. D. C. prize for best essay on “rightful Place on the South in History.”
Dr. J. C. Guilds conferring degrees on 74 students, one of whom was his daughter, Mildred and the other a niece, Elizabeth, and in the same class, Miss Josephine Peele, daughter of Dean D. D. Peele, who took part in the ceremony by presenting the candidates fro degrees. . . . Doctor Guilds showing appreciation of his daughter’s and niece’s accomplishments by kissing each as he presented them their diplomas . . . miss Thelma Clark of Chesterfield and Bamber, former president of the Columbia College student body, and two sisters. Misses Essie and Bruce McKelvey, of Fountain Inn, both recent graduates of the college, back for the finals . . . . Member of the college graduating class this year receiving diplomas much small in size than formerly and in folders.
Mrs. A. L. Gunter of Columbia from Ridge Spring. . . . Miss Aurelia Stuckey of Rembert in town yesterday. . . Miss Annie M. Shealy and Miss Sue Della Shealy of Lexington in Columbia yesterday. . . . Mrs. Louis Earhardt over yesterday from Camden. . . Miss Alice Doty over from Winnsboro . . . Miss Cora Lee Havird of Newberry in Columbia yesterday.
L. M. Peebles, treasurer of Lee county, in Columbia yesterday from Bishopville. . . . J. W. LeGrand. Bennettsville attorney, here yesterday . . . . Miss Mary Neill LeGrand and Mrs. D. L. McLaurin in town yesterday from Bennettsville . . . . Miss Sarah Peay here from Ridgeway. . . . Mrs. L. J. Courtney in Columbia yesterday from Johnston. . . . A. C. Rhodes of Blaney in town yesterday. . . . O. H. Wienges up yesterday from St. Matthews. . . . Miss Louise Cagle of Atlanta shopping yesterday in Columbia. . . . . Dr. S. B. DuBose in Columbia yesterday from Bishopville. . . Bachman Dreher up from Branchville yesterday.
Dr. W. J. Bristow, presenting H. H. McGill, superintendent of the Columbia hospital, with an attractive specimens of turnips . . . W. B. Hughey, clerk of the police, saying that the Columbia police department had not caught John Dillinger, the noted outlaw, but had arrested a John Dillin not so long ago. . . .Mattison Hiers of Lexington in town for the day . . . . Miss Annie Farmer walking down Main. . . . Barney Gayle crossing Elmwood and Park . . . . Yesterday afternoon in na particularly “spooky” picture, showing at the Imperial theater, something suddenly went wrong with the sound equipment and a horrifying wail went through the theater right at the height of terror in the picture. After recovering their wits the audience broke into laughter.
Ralph Johnson bringing a truck from Greenville to Columbia for cotton, saying that the water was standing in all the fields, the grain crops about ruined, much of it cut and lying in the fields, cotton up but overrun with grass and not much corn planted yet in the upcountry. . . J. Skottowe Wannamaker up from St. Matthews and saying there has been so much rain in that section that it would appear as if there had been a cloudburst.