Seen Here and There

 

Using his finger as a pointer, Representative W. R. Bradford of York saying: That’s Senator Pete McEachin of Florence county standing over there. Years ago, when he was a student at the State University, Senator McEachin and I were fellow workers in The State’s proof room. He was one of the most delightful young men I ever knew. How glad I am that he is now one of the most important men in the general assembly and a leading lawyer of the state.”

Lee DeHihns of The State’s composing room, who celebrates a birthday today… And his cousin, Gibbes DeHihns of Columbia, former Blackville high school coach who also previously turned out successful teams at Hillcrest (Dalzell). who passes a milestone today… Mrs. J. A. Montgomery returning las night from a week’s visit to Charlotte, N. C., … Gilmer E Daniel, Spartanburg insurance man, seen in Columbia yesterday… E. Lamar Derrick, formerly of Cope, now of Boone, N. C. Celebrating a birthday last Monday…. Fred Hambrigh of Clover, former University of South Carolina football star and one of the best blocking backs this state has ever produced, in Columbia yesterday.

An excellent drawing of Motorcycle Officer D. E. McCravy, wearing one of the new face shields for motorcycle riders, appearing on the wall in traffic headquarters at the police station . . . and also shown in the picture, a small boy supposedly frightened by the contraption.

Ed Houseal celebrating a birthday yesterday and describing the event as “a legal holiday – hadn’t you heard?”

A lot of red-hot discussion growing out of the forum last night at Schneider school . . . . The subject, the state tax system, was ably presented by the chairman of the state tax commission, Dr. Walter G Query, and there was a discussion by a small but enthusiastic gathering.

Harry A Cotter of the 2200 block of Two Notch road, a former resident of Illinois, being delighted with yesterday’s snow, and taking advantage of the occasion to roll a large snowball.

…And J. W. Richardson, assistant investigator with the state patrol bureau of identification, managing to toss a few snowballs yesterday.

A Canadian tourist yesterday telling George Romanstine in Edgewood that it was 36 below when he left home. … But yesterday’s Columbia weather seemed colder.

State Highway Patrolman B. L. Bryson conducting a safety essay contest among English students in a class at the high school at Johnston.

Ed Belser, Jr., saying that the snow had melted too fast for him to get in a snow fight… Mrs. Agnes W Heinitsh explaining to SH and T how the file in the clerk of court’s office worked… That is, how to loosen the file to remove an order from it… The clamp was so hard that we were stumped unitl assisted by Mrs. Heinitsh… Mr. and Mrs. Robert W Wilkes of 2421 Lee street, who celebrate their first wedding anniversary today… City Engineer W. S. Tomlinson giving us a short lift…. Miss Charlotte Stevenson clearing up certain points in the new food stamp plan in the country at our request…. Talking with Gerald Hampton… John Gregg McMaster walking in the rain.

BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARIES: C Flint Rhem of Hemingway, Samuel B Love of Richmond a former Columbian; Charlton A Brown of Columbia, Judson B Johnson of Spartanburg, Benjamin D Riegel of Ware Shoals,  William S Solomons of Columbia, Robert L Floyd of Beaufor, W. L. Smoak of Cordova, C. R. Page of Aynor, Samuel W Rose of Blaney, D. E.  George of West Union, J. S. Bass of Hartsville, R. J. Rogers of Blenheim, J. D. Moorehead of Gaffney, Dr. C. A. Brown of Columbia, E. O. Hull of Rock HIll.

WEDDING ANNIVERSARY: Dr. and Mrs. A. M. Wylie of Chester.

1940.01.24 - Seen Here and There
January 24, 1940 State (published as The State) Columbia, South Carolina Page 9

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