Clipped From Aiken Standard

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fiOERING'S CAR PAYS VISIT TO OTY OF AIKEN The automobile in "which Hermann Hermann Gocring was wont to speed over the highways of the Reich and through conquered lands of Europe, rolled through the streets of "Aiken Wednesday and w e nt on display, in front of the post- office to boost the sale of Victory bonds. . • . In it instead of the corpulent strutting Goering was a detail of U. S. Army unlisted men headed by' I.t. John J. Col, !; am! SgJ-. Joseph Joseph 1 Ax-.ira, who captured the ear near Oocriixc'.s Bavarian rcSraai. The car was met at the city limits limits by a (letachm:-nt of city police including 'Chief of Police I/. M. Sprawls, Mayor E. IT. Wym-.ui, Dr. I!. C. McLean, chairman of the War Fund committee, and Colonel J. C. Eusbec, State guards. The huge automobile was then taken to the postoffice, where Sgt. Azara described • tli» car to the public and told lion- lie captured captured the ear. G. L. Toole and Mrs. Sarah C. Toole were the "first purchasers of bonds. Air. Toole stepped into the car and reclined, on the steering steering wheel while his picture was being snapped. He bought two $100 E bonds for himself ami Mrs. Toole. These were sold by Miss Elinor Audrey of the city high school. At the conclusion of the stay of 30 minutes the party and car proceeded down the valley to Augusta. This huge Mercedes-Benz was striking evidence to bond buyers of the arrogance of Nazi might. Few realize as yet how near car.s like this came to rolling through Aikcn streets as conquerors, bond officials pointed out, as they urged Aikenites to buy.tkeir full quota, of "E" bonds to help repay the costs of preventing this calamity. calamity. but has number

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  1. Aiken Standard,
  2. 07 Dec 1945, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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