Seen Here and There

” A Neighbor” writing Seen Here and There that one could not help admiring the beautiful flash of gold as one passed the long border of Japanese Marigold at the home of Mrs. Joe Stokes, 4501 Hyatt avenue, and also calling attention to the fine specimen of “red hot poker” to be seen there. . . Mrs. Janie Small, who make her hom Columbia with her daughter and son-in-law, Col. and Mrs. J. A. Frier, who was 83 years young yesterday and whose life gleams with golden deeds and sunshine. . . . “Jo Jo” Smith of Springfield who celebrated his ninth birthday of Friday the 13th . . . Dr. and Mrs. Harry F. Wilson of Duncan street leaving Columbia for Pittsburg, where they will attend the American Public Health association meeting. . . Miss Juanita Mundy, Miss Margaret Cannon and Miss Ethel Thompson, all members of the State’s office staff, off to Charleston for the weekend.

Billy Watson celebrating a birthday yesterday and being entertained at a party.

Ann Murray, talented young Columbia girl, being complimented on the way she put over a song during a children’s program yesterday. . . Hearing someone say that coins have been dropped by several uniformed motorists down in the pipes lined along curbs that will soon have parking meters installed on them. . . One man declared that he had seen several persons drop coins in the pipes and that he was trying to figure out the easiest way to retrieve a few of the nickels and dimes for himself.

A man who mistook three Columbia police officers – P. H. THornton, Sgt. W. E. Helms and W. R. Crapps, for Kuklux Klansmen, explaining that as the reason for his failure to open his home on the offices’ commands, and Judge Heyward Brockinton dismissing the case against him yesterday in recorder’s court.

A recent automobile accident report filed yesterday in the traffic office at the Columbia police department showing damages to one vehicle as $57.05. . . . Wondering where the five cents came in.

Two girls fighting in the 700 block of Lincoln street. . . being armed with screw drivers.

BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARIES: J. Shirley Seay of Columbia, W. J. McGarity of Columbia, Edwin O. Hipp of Elloree, J. S. Rogers of Ward, Robert H. Glenn of York, James H. Moseley of Greenville, J. S. Phillips of Chester, J. Carl Seymour of Columbia, Henry A. Wingard of College Place, Edward J. Brennan, Jr., of Columbia, Former Governor John Gary Evans of Spartanburg, Mrs. Pearl Roof Bowman of Columbia, Thomas C. Vandiver of Anderson, Walter E. Nelson of Whitmire, Garwood Jaynes of Orangeburg, William F. Coleman of McCormick, Ellington H. Lomas of Columbia, Dr. R. M. Pollitzer of Greenville, Ben T. Leppard of Greenville, John Y. DuPre of Spartanburg, Rollin M. Tyler of Hemingway, J. C. Hooks of Mullins, A. B. Coggins of Ehrhardt, Stanley M. Rose of Blaney, R. W. Hart of Holly Hill, R. E. Sowell of Hartsville, J. D. Sullivan of Hartsville, William W. Hyatt of Spartanburg, R. L. Davis of Marion.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES: Dr. and Mrs. H. M. Reaves of Hartsville. Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Mills of Hartsville, Dr. and Mrs. T. H. Pope of Newberry, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde H. Ireland of Columbia (18th).

Virgil (Publius Vergilius Maro), greatest of Latin poets, composer of the Aneid, born October 15, B. C. 70, his life was of calm enjoyment, recognition accorded his genius was source of genuine distress to his extreme modesty.

Edward Gibbon, English historian (1737-1794), in his Memoirs described the inspiration for writing “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” in this manner: “it was at Rome on the 15th of October, 1764, as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the ideal of writing the decline and fall of the city first started in my mind.” He was four years collecting necessary material.

Rome burned by Nero, emperor. October 15. 57 A. D., some writers assert he ordered the city set on fire, perhaps accounting for the statement. “Nero fiddle while Rome burned.”

October 15, 1939  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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