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 - Aiken Chief of Police^ Officers Attend School...
Aiken Chief of Police^ Officers Attend School Seventy la\v enforcing officers from Columbia and 14 surrounding surrounding towns attended the first day's classes for police officers which opened at 9 o'-cloei Monday morning morning at the University high school, Columbia. The classes will continue continue for ten days ancLare being conducted through the co-operation co-operation of J. Edgar Hoover, director of the FBI, and his staff. D. K. Brown, special agent in charge of the FBI office in Sayan Sayan n ah, predicted an increase in crime due to the release of former former criminals from well paying •war jobs -which they turned to during th« war period. Released from these lucrative positions, it is possible Mr. Brown 8*53, that they may return to their illegal pursuits. • Mr. Brown also cited the increase increase in juvenile delinquency •which has resulted in a number of car thefts and robberies. He also told the officers that the FBI stands ready to lend assistance in any way. Governor Ransome J..-Williams spoke a- few words of welcome and, expressed the wish that every law enforcement officer in the state could attend the school. He further said that it was quite-possible quite-possible that war profits in many cases had been made by the wrong type of person and should this be the case, boys coming home would resent this wealth on the part of certain individuals causing a delicate delicate situation. The situation called called for te utmost efficiency on the part of law enforcing agencies, and incompetent officers would need to he weeded out. Edward Scheldt of Charlotte, FBI office outlined the history of law enforcement since 10 00 and A dm Norman M. Smith, president of the University of South Carolina, welcomed welcomed the officers. Chief L. J Campbell of the Columbia police department and president of the State Law Enforcement Officers association, presided at the open Sng session and introduced the speakers. Joseph W. Magec of the FBI lab oratory at Washington, rcplacec D. J. Parson who was originally scheduled to participate in the class wor".{. Mr. Mapec discussed analysis o human blood and handwriting am will continue the discussion of lal: oratory methods today. Ballistics, Klass. fractures, obliterated numbers numbers and document examination inn: F.esion and introduced tbe will be included in tbe discussions. The school, which is to continue in session daily from !l a. m. to ;i::;i) until June 21', will cover mclhodsi of dvlecliiiir clues, from minute evidence and the proper methods n.l' preserving such evidence. evidence. Rules of Kvidenco, new types of confidence rackets, and investigation at the scene of crimes will be aired for the benefit benefit of the attending officers. Instructors of .the school include Mr. Magec, Georiru G. Vlk,Charlotte, Vlk,Charlotte, N. C.; T. D. Eastcrling, of Charlotte; P. V. Richardson of Savannah, Ga.; Capt. Sheppard A. Griffith, Columbia police department, department, D. K. Brown of Savannah, Wilbur S. Smith of Yale University bureau of highway traffic lecturer, FBI National academy; Inspector !>. A. Hince, FBI; Sgt. J. L. Hembree Hembree of Columbia police depart- memt, D. K. Brown of Savannah, am} also representatives from the South Carolina highway patrol and a local attorney. Attending the School from I Aiken arc Chief of Police J. M. Sprawls, Henry Hiers and Tom Tavello. Osbon Home Is Almost Completely Destroyed By Fire The home of .Mr. and Mrs. Arhur Arhur Osbon, on the edge of Aiken, was almost completely" destroyed >y fire of unknown origin Sunday about 12:30 p. m. •The •The Osbons were away from lome at the time of the fire. A part of the furniture was saved but the firemen were on- able to save the house due to the fact that the lire had made such leadway when they were callec and the water supply was such i distance away. Mr. Osbon stated yesterday that the house was only partially covered by insurance. Urged [To Join Merchant Marines Navy and Coast Guard veterans veterans were urged today by H. O. Southerlin, Manager of the Aiken office of the TJ. S. Employment Service of the War Manpower Commission, to ship out in the Merchant Marine, which urgently needs -men to keep supplies moving moving to the fighting fronts. Many men disqualified physically for further Naval service can meet the less rigid requirements for the Merchant Service, he said. Applications Applications are being received by the USES at 1500 Park Avenue. Veterans of 18 months at sea, either on deck or in the engine room of a vessel of over 100 gross tons, are eligible for examination examination as third mate or third assistant assistant engineer, Mr. Southerlin pointed " out, and men with 14 months similar experience may enter a Maritime Service training school for officers. Merchant Marine Marine time can he added to Navy time to meet the 14-month requirement requirement for -prospective officers, officers, he added. Naval radio operators, operators, chief cooks, and second cook-bakers may be able to qualify qualify for similar ratings in the Merchant Merchant Marine, even without actual actual sea duty. Men who have had at least six mouths at sea on deck, or two months in the engine room of a IOC LTOSS ton vessel may qualify as able seamen, if ho can pass a lifeboat exaimnal ion. and men who have had at least two months at sea in tbe engine room may lake examinations for ratings of fireman, \vaU-i lender, or oiler.- Navy and Coast Guard vefer- i JIMS inlcro-tod in the Merchant I .Marine should liriair with them I limn!' of hirl !i and irnr.script of i service, which can ho obtained by I wriliii"- or wiring the Bureau of Navy Personnel, Navy Department, Department, Washington, D. f. Stoves Released Stove manufacturers, dealers and repairmen will be interested to learn of the release of over 74,000 stove parts, declared sur plus to the needs of the Army, aiul offered for sale through the O'ffice of Surplus Property, Department Department of Commerce. Thest parts were purchased as repair parts for Army Field Ran^e No. Over 53,000 of. the parts are located in Atlanta, Ga., and the remainder at Ft. Oglethorpe, Ga. All sales will be made on a bid basis, and parts will be sold in lots. Among parts to be offered arc damper supports, doors, clinker frames, shaker handles, collai joint";, ovens, water-jackets, prates, fire-hox parts and many

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  1. Aiken Standard,
  2. 22 Jun 1945, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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