Clipped From Aiken Standard
F. AKENPWJCE| DENY BEATING NEGRO VETERAN Aiken police authorities have <leniecl reports from New York that a Negro veteran, Isaac Woodward, Woodward, had been beaten and blinded by two city policemen here last February following a rift between j thc so | djer an j a llus d r j vt . r . Chief of Police J. M. Sprawls reported that the incidont "didn't j happen here," adding that piete search <)f lhe f •-,.,. r;lj | ito find anv reference to the incident. Sprawls stated that, photo^rai.hs received here-of the -Xefrro failed to aid in the indentificat :nn. "It certainly didn't happen in Aiken tn c chief concluded.