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 - as U. S. Attorney General Clears AikehOf...
as U. S. Attorney General Clears AikehOf Charges That Aiken Police Assaulted Negro Veteran Not True, Aiken Standard And Review Review Receives Wire From DPI. The Aiken Standard and Review yesterday received a wire from the Division of Public Information in Washington in which Aiken was exonerated -of any blame in the assault on Isaac Woodward last February. ~~—^~ — The telegram, which was in answer to one sent by the paper, said: "On the basis of information information received to date, the location of the assault on Isaac Woodward s-not Aiken, South Carolina. Sifrned, Leo M. Cadison, Deputy Director, Division of Public Information." Information." Since the first MOWS-report came -put of Xcw York stating that the Xcirro veteran was pulled off a Greyhound bus by the Aiken po- l'c<> ami had his" eyes froiiircd .out. ihc Aiken Standard and Keviexv has inaile every effort possible, ;is j has. the police department, to K<-t | a committal from authorities in | W-.ishi 11^1011 as to whore the in- j cident occurred. Tht«_f-ir.-l 'motion W-ceivcd war Aiken Council Met Friday Night Oiily routine matter.-; came up for con.oideration Friday nijrht at a regular meeting of thi; city council council in the council chamber of the Municipal Imildinir. The monthly report of Police . Chief J. M. Sprawls showe-l that cash fines taken in for July was Sl76si.;ir>. compared with total receipts .for .tune of S7r,:t.r,n, or an increase' ,,f •3'-*> p«;r cent. Disorderly cuiiiiue: led I'm:'mfm- licr of violations, v.iil; :;i; cases on tliy doc-hut, with di-nnkenncss rcir- .i.-'U-ri'd second with ~2~, violation-., 'Out. ,.|' a total o! 1 .in.-, Y,.,h,u..:;, i the i it her.cases were nr^-ii^ilile J Iniiik and disi.rderly ,,„..; inliir- . . , .- ] with that', it , . . happened somewhere helween Au-i"'"'' Il «'- i '^ '»'"•''• «'ith I::, trust:,. C.,,: and \Vinnsboro7s. r. I '"' "","!'' '"' ''"'"i'l^iits totaled The-inTi'il^rh^'T^^ deposited publicity fnun. the-,,res. and '- !'" "^ n ' C '' 111 '" lhl ' |loli -'' f ""' { Sunday afternoons'lias disi-iissed by Orson Welles broadcast. The mayor of Ail;en and c'i;y c'Hincil invostitratiid police records- and \vere confident from the "very bcKinninir.that tlie .XeRi-rt was mistaken mistaken in his. identity, of the South Carolina city. However, th<* story, still spread and the mayor, for th iiitiuiiiiled to Sr ( . r ).fld. The coinniis.-ii ( iii(. «"i-ks siio\ve<j tijial :••'• the nion'tii I in- !<-cei|i|s for ii!iii>.tinl.ed to SIO,2fiii.!i. The receipts -f.i'r the •^'H 1 ' 1 !- •'"'••"rdiiiLr tr. th the clerk, and trc-asurer 0:i7.. r .!», while til,'- dis ieiit.-i al 'ii.-liui--en -«n,i;t;.l.iii . while perj'ml city council and Chief'of Police .1. M. Sprawls received daily'.letters, daily'.letters, denouncing the police department department and the city. . Many of tin- letters were of obscene nature and some were filled with vile threat?. month ajTiTiviri'ned ?.-• a!)i;.:)7. The cash balance „;, hanil i" the City .tri.;asi,r,...-V;, ,,ffir,. „„ •Inly :H was $U7,1K!»:77 and the ca.-h balance for the cnininissi<i>i • er of public .works, totaled .1l. r i.!l« for the same period. The ,-i X.

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  1. Aiken Standard,
  2. 14 Aug 1946, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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