Seen Here and There

Hook Wiliamson discussing the insurance career which he has just begun . . . Edgar Waites, city schools business manager, busy working with those “everlasting” figures. . . . and Superintendent Flora, discussing the film library which was started yesterday . . . Miss Margaret Mitcham Carolina coed and P. C. supporter, saying she had been slighted the other day when everyone in her group had been mentioned except her . . . Seen Here and There must have been deep in a dream to have missed her . . . Y. M. C. A. officials discussing the advantages and disadvantages of installing a French telephone in the building.

M. W. Shirley of Hartsville in Columbia for the day . . . . Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Medlin of Bennettsville celebrating their 32nd wedding anniversary yesterday.

BIRTHDAYS TODAY: Charles P. Wofford of Spartanburg, C. Flint Rhem of Rhems, R. J. Rogers of Blenheim, Edward P. Cave of Columbia, Benjamin D. Riegel of Ware Shoals, Sameul Buchanan Love of Richmond, a former Columbia; Hugh G. Brown of Sumter, Samuel W. Rose of Blaney, William Egleston, Jr., of Hartsville.

WEDDING ANNIVERSAY: Dr. and Mrs. H. T. Coke of Greenville.

January 24, 1848, bugget of gold disvovered by workman at Sutter’s mill. California, starting the great “gold rush.” half of the Eastern population through to have planned to go West. One year before discovery of gold only two ships from Atlantic ports sailed to San Francisco. Within 18 months from start of rush. 700 vessels reached the Golden Gate carrying 100,000 men and women. First ship of the group reach San Francisco was the South Carolina, taking 13 months for trip from New York to the Golden Gate.

Late George H. Price of Anderson born January 24, 1855, graduate of Wofford legislator, circuit judge.

Late Dr. Walter Meredith Riggs faculty member at Clemson college its first football coach, later its president.

Lee DeHihns, Jr., popular member of the composing room staff of The State, who celebrates a birthday today . . . And his cousin. Gibbes DeHinhs of Columbia, successful Blackville high school coach, who also passes a milestone in life today.

January 24, 1939  State (published as The State)  Columbia, South Carolina
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