Seen Here and There

Military police from the Sixth division at Camp Jackson doing a good turn by righting a city garbage truck that upset.

Police Officer T. E. Clanton and Motorcycle Officer Frank M. McNeil, Jr., commenting that bearing a famous name dose not necessarily insure following in the footsteps of the original man..The man they arrested being named George Washington.

Two Columbia detectives having had unusually good success in 1939 in recovering stolen watches, many of them of great value…The detectives being Robert F Broome and S. S. Shorter…having returned a dozen or more to their owners.

Large numbers of birds continuing to make their homes in the trees at the State House Lawn… And attracting many interested watchers.

Capt. George Van H. Moseley, commanding officer of military police unit here, returning to his duties after a ten-day leave of absence.

Three dogs waiting outside a meat market door…and going away in a happy mood when given meat scraps.

The influenza giving Police officer Lester E Moore a temperature… Little Miss Violet Wages recover nicely from a sever case of blood poisoning… Huss C Fennell of the State Highway patrol headquarters staff looking forward to a birthday…Detective Rowland McCallister greeting Columbia’s assistant city Jailer, George W. Simpson… William Lykes, Jr., Secretary of the chamber of commerce, chuckling at the amusing remarks addressed to him by a visitor…Motorcycle Officer J. V. (“Bub”) Smith watching a tattooist ply his needle and saying he would never have such work done on him.

A lot of buddies in the Richland county courthouse buzzing and browsing in big books…Namely Ed Belser, Jr., John Gregg McMaster, Bratton Davis and others… Mrs. Agnes W. Heinitsh looking up a number in the telephone book, but not without certain difficulties which drew quite a laugh… Charlie Dantzler asking SH and T how things were “across the pond”…Meaning, specifically, in Europe, and referring especially to the Finnish-Soviet fiasco… and George Davis interposing that he understood the Finns had sunk a whole lakeful of the Reds by aerial bombing which caused the Frozen surface to collapse..Exchanging shouts with Beverly Herbert, Jr… Jabbing a few words at Charlie Lynn…George C . Green of 1125 Hagood avenue, who celebrates a birthday today.

About 150 Christmas cards intended for Columbia friends of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm M. Richard of 2625 Lee street never reaching their destination… and thereby hangs a tale.. Mrs. Richard having addressed them all and using the name “City” at the bottom instead of Columbia, and taking all of them with her and mailing them in the post office in Richmond, VA., where she and Mr. Richard were spending their vacation.

BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARIES: J. Ed. McDavid, Jr., of Columbia, Frederick William Scheper, Jr., of Beaufort, N.H. Roof of Batesburg, M. T. Burris of Anderson, Ashbury Francis Lever of Columbia, Lewis A Bodie of Edgefield, Edwin H. Halface of Newberry, Dr. Edward C. L. Adams of Columbia, W. K. Hawthorne of Kershaw, A. W. Young of Georgetown, J. H. Seale of Sumter, John P Abney of Greenwood.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARIES: Dr and Mrs. Robert S Cathcart of Charleston, the Rev. and Mrs. P. L. Bouknight of Chester.

American Red Cross chartered by congress January 5, 1905, International society formed at Switzerland in 1864, American society organized by Clara Barton in 1881.

Zebulon Montgomery Pike, American general and explorer, born January 5, 1779, first to view mountain which bears his name, brigadier general in War of 1812.

David Scull Bispham, operatic baritone, among earliest to advocate use of English translation of German songs, born January 5, 1857, in Philadelphia.

British plundered and burned Richmond January 5, 1781.

Nellie Tayloe Ross, first woman to become governor, took office January 5, 1925, subsequently named director United States mint, first woman name to latter position.

John C. Moss, inventor of photo-engraving, born January 5, 1838.

Stephen Decatur, American naval officer, born January 5, 1779, author of the toast, “My country, many she ever be right, but right or wrong, my country!”

Capt. John Smith, one of colonists at Jamestown, captured by Indians January 5, 1608, brought before Powhatan, his daughter, Pocahontas, interceded and saved his life. Monuments to Captain Smith and Pocahontas stand at Jamestown on the James river.

Sign on postoffice in Anderson. “For sale, apply to commissioner of public buildings.” This refers to old postoffice. Anderson now having a modern federal building at another location.

Seen Here and There
January 5, 1940 State (published as The State) Columbia, South Carolina Page 10

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