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AIKEN CITIZEN HECKLES BROWN W*de IHu S»ator Willitton Political R«Uy ~An exchange of words between a questioner in the audience an< Senator Edgar A. Qrown create< a stir during the county campaign meeting Friday in the Williston Elko High School auditorium when more than 800 persons gathered to hear the candidates. The exchange came while Senator Senator Brown was making reference to a bill sponsored some years ago n the legislature concerning the election or appointment of members members to the state highway commission. commission. The questioner, who later dentificd himself as Richarc Wade of Aiken County and former former member of the legislature from this county queried Senator Brown concerning the- authorship of the bill. Senator Brown answered answered with "who are. you" and-the answer came back, "Wade from Aikcn County.".Mr. Brown replied replied that he knew there woulo !»_• some from that section down here_today, i lo_intci-fcre_with this meeting." He called upon Sheriff Morris to prevent further questions questions "being shouted from the audience. audience. Mr. Brown then continued continued his speech while several walked out. Other candidates who spoke during the three hours sssion were J. M. Sprawls of Williston, running running for the state senate; Solomon Blatt and Winchester Smith, both seeking- reelection to the hou§« "of representatives; J. W. Folk of Williston, Williston, H. C.-Youngblood"of-Elko and C. H. Ready of Dunbarton, all seeking election to the house of representatives; J. W. Cook and T. P. Mitchell, both running a friendly race for the office Cook now holds, magistrate of Williston. Williston. Women of the Williston Baptist church served a barbecue dinner following the meeting.

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  1. Aiken Standard,
  2. 14 Aug 1936, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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