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Suits Growing Out |
Death Of Maggie '
jrt.fn On November 6,
935, Unsettled By Jur stradiction
1,1 That City Was Negli n(,
But Also Find That
deceased Was Negli
gent; No Judgment 0
of the case in which
H p Green, administrator of
^ estate of Maggie Green, was
to recover the sum of
,>1(1.00 from the city of South- li
for alleged negligence d
, resulted in the death by n
^Jtrocution of the deceased on a
ember 6. 1935. was still in Ji
rt after the jury returned its t)
met Tuesday afternoon. a.
first issue was: "Did Mag- ai
I Green come to her death as p;
of the negligence of the oj
of Southport" and the ans- c
?as yes. t>
'"Olio U-9S "DiH
I tie Ki'uim KW?V .
Green come to her death gi
a result of her own negli- ei
Ice." and this also was ans- al
Bed yes. Si
Bhe jury failed to answer the
Bd issue: "How much, if any- _
I the plaintiff entitled to
I was charged by her attor- t
I (hat the deceased negress
I to her death on or about
I gth day of November, 1935,
I she came into contact with
I electric wire in the yard of 1'
t heme. Issue Wright, of WilI
r C. Ed. Taylor and R. E.
jntelle were members of the
I r the plaintiff. RepreI
_ the defense were R. W.
| - and S. Burnt Frink. *j
trial of this case consumed
I greater part of the day Monh
and :I "'as turned, jjist the ^
I y morning,
h'-ring the first day of court
|e following couples obtained
Urces upon the grounds of two
Urs separation: Catherine Pictt
vs Robert Pickett: Venie
irber vs Wilbur Barber; Elneta
[11amy vs Ottis Bellamy; Eva t
leer vs Christopher Greer. s
Little Bits 5
Of Big News ?
*?w? Events Of State, j.
Nation and World-Wide *
Interest During Pant j"
Week "
mmevelt Wedding
Mr. and Mrs. John Roosevelt, a
Hr the moment at least the na- v
top-ranking newlyweds, Sa- r
slipped away for an un- I
Bnounced honeymoon destination
a society wedding that com- v
H*d solemnity and smiles, noise, v
Hbr and pomp. The President o
Mrs Roosevelt helped their ?
Basest son and the new Anne
^Buk Roosevelt make good their ii
raw" from this sea-surround- v
^B old town, thronged for the g
' with thousands of the curl- t
_____ a
Run <
N'ew York's democratic Gov
trnor Herbert H. Lehman,
fl "ho a year ago left the ranks
' President Roosevelt's un- b
cnditional supporters, offered c
I Tuesday to campaign for the ^
Tnlted States Senate seat of j(
I the late Royal S. Copeland. )(
I Almost immediately Attorney a
I general John J. Bennett, Jr., I g
I announced from New York b
I his candidacy for governor?
I a "evclopment accepted as a ^
definite indication that Leh- b
man will not seek a fourth
term as the state's chief exe- r
?,J,-n'e regardless of whether
1 becomes a candidate for {
I senator Lehman's term as {
B ?overnor expires December 31.
".vs Roosevelt r
I ^r; !'lent Roosevelt signed j j
I e >.. 750.000,000 lending and \
-Pending bill Tuesday and asB
^erted that business is not and
I as not been as bad as a lot
B 1 People believed it to be. 1
I f?.' 'Resident, at a press con- ]
v^nce Packed with new de- l
/ 0Pfnents gave as backing i
,,r his statement on business <
I t , nPartment of commerce es- 1
I r? hhe national in- <
would be
$80'000'^fl0'?ot>' 1
2 '
00.00 Suit
t Southport
;our Cases Are
Tried In Court
'wo Of Them Were Cases
That Had Been Postponed
From Previous Terms;
One Defendant Is Bound
Four cases were tried in Rearder's
court here Wednesday,
jvo of them being actions that
ad been postponed from previous
;rms of court.
The case charging Hollis Wilamson,
white, with hit-and-run
riving, reckless operation of a
iotor vehicle and assault with
deadly weapon came before
udge John B. Ward who found
le defendant not guilty as to
ssault with a deadly weapon
rid reckless operation, but found i
robable cause in the reckless '
peration trial and bound him (
irer to Superior court under (
arid of $500.00.
Clay Smith, white, was found '
uilty of slander and was given 1
ght months on the roads. He '
Iso was convicted of being a nui
ince and had 60 days added to ]
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Chances For SI
Now Appe
^ *
nvestigation Into The Matter
By Congressman J.
Bayard Clark Reveals
That Naval Program Is
Very Exacting
TVngress Has Adjonrned
And Mr. Clark Will Be
A Fishing Visitor In
Southport Before
Hopes of getting a battleship
o visit Southport sometime this
ummer are not so good, accordig
to Interpretations placed on a
;tter that was recently written
Congressman J. Bayard Clark by
idmiral William D. Leahy
Admiral Leahy stated that all
f the seaplane carriers were enaged
in fitting out and train
ig operations preparatory 10 Deng
in service with the fleet of
he Pacific coast It would be
mpractical to assign them to otler
duties at this time. Regardng
the USS Raleigh, for which
,n especial request was made
hould the seaplane carriers be
navailable, the admiral wrote: i
"The Raleigh is at present
ndergoing extensive overhauling 1
,t the Navy Yard in Norfolk and
riien completed she will sail imnediately
to join the fleet in the
Other ships were all engaged in
arious spring and summer acuities
and it did not appear that
me would be avilable to visit
louthport at an early date.
Despite the far from encouragng
prospect of having a naval <
isitor here this summer, Con- i
;ressman Clark stated in a letter <
o the Civic Club secretary thatji
le would be here and would talk 1
bout the matter some time soon.
tellers Family J
Reunion July 3rd <
Sellers family reunion to be i
eld. On Sunday July 3, at U'o- I
lock. All relaUve of, the fami- ]
es of Ehska Sellers, H. K. Sel- i
:rs, R. W. Sellers and John Sel- 1
;rs are invited to come together <
t the home of O. B. Sellers at I
lupply for the purpose of cele- <
rating the family reunion. i
A sermon will be preached by .
he Rev. T. F. Johnson, of Winnaow.
Immediately following this,
icnic dinner will be spread and
efreshments served.
All are invited to bring well
illed baskets. Following lunch, a
alk will be given by C. Ed. Tayir,
of Southport, with other feaures
to follow as the committee
nay plan.
Duke Professor
Builds In County
Dr. H. Claude Horack, Dean of
9uke University Law school, has
purchased properly on "the coast
lear Little beach and is remodelng
an old house which stands
>n the land for a home to spend
lis spare time from his college
Dr. Horack and his family have
seen coming to Brunswick counOf
for t?e put ?v*-jrs*r?, ^ 1
A Good
RECENTLY?While on a i
fishing trip recently in j
rown Creek, Brunswick |
;ounty, Max Mayers, left, ,
?f Whiteville, hooked the
30 pound rockfish which he (
is shown holding up. At the i
right is his brothei--in-law, 1
J. D. Bartlett, of Rocking- ;
tiam, who was also a mem-1
r xl. I I
Der 01 ine usmng paic^.
lip Visit
ars To Be Slim
Risks Bite Of
A Rattlesnake
Miss Rena Dos her, o( the
Beaver Dam community-,
who was bitten several years
ago by _a raijilesni^ke, ran the
risk of a second bite last (
week when she picked up a
small stick to dispose of J
what she at first believed to f
be a comparatively harmless v
reptile. c
Late in the afternoon Miss 3
Dosher was chasing a chicken
that took refuge in the
smokehouse. Searching for .
the frightened fowl, she spied
a snake coiled behind an .
iron ketttle. With a small
stick in her hand she threshed
and beat at the snake
until she finally dragged it
into the open. She was horified
when she discovered that ,
the reptile which she had
so calmly disposed of was '
a four-foot three-inch rattler
with eleven rattles and a button.
B. Y. P. U. Will
Present Play
'Tempest And Sunshine"
Will Be Presented In
High School Auditorium
Friday, July 1st
Modern dramatization of the
)ld novel "Tempert And Sunshine"
will be presented on Friiay,
July 1, at the high school
luditorium by the Baptist Young
People's Union.
The story is familiar to most,
ft hinges around the experiences
of two totally different sis- (
ters in their beautiful old southern
home. Tempest, the turbulent
one, is played by Susie Sellers
and her sister, the lovable Sunshine,
is , portrayed by Myrtle <
Brown. The three ludicrous 1
comedy parts are carried by Lulu :
Brown as Uncle Luce, Mary Hood i
as Ambrosia and Margaret Watts
as Aunt Judy. Mr. and Mrs. Mid- i
dleton. parents of the two girls, i
are played by Irving Lewis and i
Josephine Smith, while the two <
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Candidates Gr<
With the second primary
election little more than a
week ahead the candidates
appear to be about the only
citizens in the county who
are very much excited over
the second heat of this year's
political race.
There have been no new
developments this week in the
set-up that pits J. A. Ruse
against Dillion L. Gainy for
the sheriff's nomination; L.
C. Tripp against J. Roland
Mintz for commissioner and
Walter Stanaland against M.
B. Watkins for Recorder.
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News paper Ii
Southport, N. C., W
Vacation Bible
School Begins
Session Monday
The Rev. A. L. Brown, Pastor
Of Southport Baptist
Church, Will Be Principal,
But Will -Be Assisted
By Three Other Pastors
iession Will Last For Two
Weeks, With School Opening
Each Morning At
9:00 O'clock, Closing
At Noon
The annual session of the Union
Daily Vacation Bible School will
>pen Monday in me Southport
ligh school building for a twoveek's
Monday through Friday durng
this period the school will
un from 9 o'clock until 12 o':lock,
and at the end of the two
weeks there will be a commencenent
program to which the
lublic is cordially invited. The
ige limit for Bible School stuients
is from four to 16 years
>f age.
The Rev. A. L. Brown, pastor
if the Southport Baptist church,
will serve as principal and he
will be assisted by the pastors
if the three other churches in
Southport. A strong faculty has
been assembled, and the following
will serve as heads of the
various departments: Beginners,
'?!? A 1 - r ?.?i-1: ? .
Miss cieriruue xxuugjiuii, x juimij,
Mrs. George Whatley; Juniors,
Miss Elizabeth Taylor; Intermediates,
Miss Eva Farr.
Farmers Profit
From Pulp Mills
Timber Owners In State
Sell Million Of Dollars
Worth Of Cull Trees
Four pulpwood mills in North
Carolina and seven others in adoining
States provide Tar Heel
armers and timberland owners
vith a marKet tor millions of
loliars worth of cull trees every
rear, said R. W. Graeber, extenlion
forester at State College.
In a normal year, these mills
ise around 480,000 pulpwood unts
of 160 cubic feet each. Pulp
nills prefer wood in five-foot
engths, and a unit is 4 by 5 by
i feet in size. Measured in the
ild way, the annual consumption
mounts to 600,000 standard
Cull, crippled, and crowded
.rees that cannot grow into good
rales, piling, or saw timber will
nake good pulp, Graeber ex)lained,
but when a fine, straiglt
saw-log type tree is sold for
>ulp, it will not bring as much
is it would if sold to a saw mill
"or lumber.
Graeber urges farmers to make
ise of the pulp market by thinling
their woodlands and selling
he "weeded out" trees for pulp,
["his will give them a source of
:ash income while they are im)roving
their stands of better
Often farmers want informa:ion
regarding the location of
julp mills, the kind of wood each
lses, and the territory from
vhich the mills can purchase
vood; the amount and quality of
;imber in a stand, how to scale
:rees for pulpwood and for saw
;imber; the best methods of
Children s Day
Program Planned
There will be an interesting chilIren's
day program at the Boivia
Baptist church Sunday, June
23, and the public is cordially incited
to attend.
This will be an all-day program,
ind a picnic dinner will be
served on the grounds. Everyone
is urged to bring a basket and
snjoy the fellowship of the noon
lay meal.
w Anxious
g 2nd Primary
most local political warfare,
much of the time is
taken up in the circulation
and denial of rumors. This
time there are no formal
speaking engagements at
which a candidate may make
frank statements and open
appeals to the voters.
The race will warm up
some during its latter stages,
but none of the candidates
has a reasonable right to
expect to drag out all of his
first primary supporters when
the list of possible choice is
reduced from thirty-five to
n A Good Comi
ednesday, June 22, 1938
Tobacco Growers
Receive Big Sum
For Last Year
Tobacco Represents 53 per
Cent Of State's Total
Farm Income From All
Tar Heel Growers Produced
595,530,000 Pounds
Of Tobacco During
The Past Year
Raleigh.?Representing 53 per
cent of the State's total farm income
from all sources, North Carolina
growers received $143,115,- ,
000 for their record tobacco crop t
during the calendar year 1937, 1
the State Department of Agricul- ture
reports. 1
Tar Heel growers produced J
595,530,000 pounds of tobacco in
1937, or an average yield per
acre of 884 pounds on 674,000
acres. The acreage devoted to tobacco
last year was an increase
of 12 per cent over 1936.
Department statisticians reported
that producers' tobacco marketed
on the ware house flooors
of the State during the 1937-38
season averaging 24.4 cents per
pound as compared with 22.9
cents received during the previous
Despite the prohibitive tax on
the purchase of "scrap" or untied
tobacco, 14,118,000 pounds of this
type tobacco sold for an average
of 1.62 cents per pound.
The seasonal average price of
producers' sales in the different
belts was reported as follows:
Old Belt, 23.4 cents per pound
compared with 22.7 the -previous
season; New Bright Belt, 25.8 "
cents compared with 23.2 cents; 1
Border Belt, 22.4 cents compared J
with ?1.7. Burley tobacco averaged
21.4 cents compared with
38.8 cents the previous season.
Although the North Carolina tobacco
crop for 1937 was the
largest on record, it brought
$26,575,W less than the-crojn
Saving Crop Of
Yellow Tobacco
Expert Say# Much Of Yellow
Tobacco Might Be
Saved With Proper Plowing
Farmers whose flue-cured toibacco
on the lighter soils has
I turned yellow and hard may yet
'save much of their leaf by helping
the plants to develop better
root systems, said L. T. Weeks,
assistant extension tobacco specialist
at State College.
He advised that growers scat- |
ter the middles every time the .
tobacco is sided. Breaking the
soil in the middles and throwing
it up around the stalks makes
conditions ideal for good root development,
he explained. ?
The best implement for this
work is a one-horse turn plow
using' the larcest mold board or
wing with a sweep about 18 inches
long and 2 to % inches
wide fastened to the back of the
stock by the same bolt that
holds the mold board. Such a v
sweep will push the soft dirt up r
around the plants without dam- v
aging the leaves, and the plow s
will be far enough away from the
plants without damaging the J
leaves, and the plow will be far g
enough away from the plants not v
to disturb the roots. ii
| This method of cultivation projtects
the plants from extreme ?
iwet or dry weather, and the g
[available plant food material e
from the middle of the row is *
placed in reach of the plants' t
root systems. As a result, the
plants will develop early and will S
not be so likely to start second t
growth as if cultivated flat. I
\ Outbreaks of sunscald have s
been reported over the State, but
this is not due to a parasite or >
a contagious disease. The exact
cause is not known, but damage
is most prevalent when fastgrowing
plants are exposed to
hot sunshine and high winds. As
, the plants near maturity and the
growth rate becomes slower, less
damage is done.
Former Shallotte
Citizen Dies
It has been learned that John
Lewis who was born and reared
in Shallotte, died Wednesday
morning at his home in Florida.
He was the son of the late
Thomas and Betty Lewis and
moved to Florida several years
ago where he accumlated much
He is survived by three sisters,
Mrs. Olivia Russ, Mrs. Linnie Hewett
and Mrs. John Russ, all
of ShallotU. j
r pil
New Count
GARAGE?The new Brun
:ated at Shallotte, is the hon
juses that transport Brunswicl
ng the winter month.
Motor Manufaci
Donating To
Reverend Arthur A. Marshall
was highly elated Friday
when he received notice
from the shipping department
of one of the motor manuturer
in Detroit, stating that
they had been authorized to
ship him a marine engine for
his church boat. The engine is
a present from the Motor
corporation and the immediate
object of the letter was
to inquire as to what sort of
reduction gear should be sent
along to fit the boat.
Rev. Mr. Marshall has a fine
40-foot boat that he uses ex
tensively in church work up
and down the North Carolina
coast. Tliis past winter he '
No Disposition N
Local F
SqhQQj Men In^ .
Brunswick CounTy
O. F. Diilard, representing ?|
the state board of education,
was in Southport last week
attending to the job of rout- ?,
ing school buses for next ,
year. No major changes will
be made, most of those that
are being instituted having
resulted in a change in bus
Arriving here Thursday W(
night, Lloyd Griffin, sec re- gi,
tary of the state school com- p];
mission, and L. C. Thornton, Ce
his assistent, remained over
for part of Friday to attend
to business in this county. m
iouthport Will ^
Play Saturday 2
-ocals Will Meet Strong
Acme-Delco Nine Here ln
On Saturday Afternoon; ?u
n _ ni CQ
Wananisn win oe rioy-i
ed There Thursday
The Southport baseball team U
rill make a determined effort to
eturn to winning ways this week ;
rith two games against two J
trong Columbus county teams.
Thursday afternoon the Southort
boys will play at Wananish. "
;ame and will be seeking reenge
for a licking handed them
a the first meetnig.
Acme-Delco will visit Southport w
iaturday afternoon to return a
;ame which Southport won earli- w<
r in the season. A large delega- F?
ion of local fans is expected for A]
his contest. ru
Twice during the past week an
kmthport went down in defeat ha
lefore Wilmington teams. The an
American Legion Juniors, a w<
mart, well coached little team,
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Exhibits Obtain
Museum, H
During their three days stay I
here last week. Director
Harry Davis and Curator H.
H. Brimley of the State Museum
secured many interest-,
ing specimems and objects
to carry back with them.
Perhaps the most interesting
were the several specimens
of egrets, herons and
other bird life taken at Battery
Island. Two trips were
made to the island and mating
pairs of the different
birds were secured together
with eggs and young. The
birds will be mounted and reproductions
of the nests will
be made and placed on exhibition
OT p
y Garage T
d V ?" ' . 1
2 w I
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swick County Garage, Sole
of the fleet of school I
i county school kids dur- by
turer Is ::
i Church Boat""
_ Mr
had the craft remodeled and Soi
especially fitted out for his No
church work purposes. How- De
ever, with his limited church I
congregations he was not api
able to purchase a new and
badly needed engine. The gift Mt
from the Auto Manufacturer gr<
is, therefore, greatly appreci- in
ated. ha'
Rev. Mr. Marshall is rector 1
of St. Phillips Episcopal lar
church at Southport and serv- th<
es other communnlties up asi
ond th<> rnoflt Thp pn - If
glnc presented to him is of un
50 h. p and is calculated to mf
give his boat a speed of 18 wo
mph. when ocassion requires it. no
lade Of ?
isheries Plant gj
~ _ ou
ffer Received This Week thi
For Six Month* Lease. Inj
Witrt- Laiiimsg'Mf
To Begin Immediately, S1'
Was Rejected fu
pparently Is Desire Of _e
?ity Officials To Sell yo
Outright Or Tie Up th
With Long-Term ow
An offer was rejected this
;ek by the city officials for a
{-months lease of the canning
ant and equipment of the North D
irolina Fisheries Inc., which is
cated here.
Representatives of the company
aking this offer said that in '
se the lease were accepted to
nning operations would begin in
imediateiy since the interested thi
irties had three-hundred acres Mi
tomatoes contracted in nearby
unties. tic
fofhnro a ro hnlHine' in
e matter open for a few days pt
an effort to either make an
itright sale of the plant and J
uipment in accordance with
(Continued on page 4)
Hue Fish Make w
\ppearance Here ?
irge Number Of These
Game Fish Sighted On ]?a
Shoals The First Of This "
Week ?
Large numbers of blue fish ^
>re reported out on the Cape
ar shoals the first of this week. .
jparently they are the first re? I
n of these fish for this year,
d bad weather on the shoals
a prevented any sport fishing
long them thus far since they I
ire reported. v
Very early this large schools of J
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ed For *
[all Of History ,
This week the Southport '
Civic Club secretary is forwarding
to the Hall of History
in Raleigh a ten-pound 4
fragment of an exploded cannon
ball. The portion of shell 4
was recently dug up by WPA '
oyster shell diggers, working
between Southport and Fort
Caswell. It is considered very 4
probable that the shell was
fired from Fort Fisher at J
some Federal gunboat persu- '
ing a blockade runner through
New Inlet during the Civil
War. Maxie Cooker, local '
fisherman, found the shell
and tendered it to the club '
to be sent to the Hall of 1
History. ?
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Hie Pilot Covers |
irunswick County fjB
$1.50 PER YEAR 9
tiinks Battery II
Island Should I
Be Bird Refuge jfi
rry T. Davis, Director 31
North Carolina Stiite Mu- HZ
seum, Writes Interesting yfl
Letter To Waters Thomp- ffl
iseum Director Says That 'H
Is His Idea That The KH
Proper Development Of H
Bird Sancutary Would
Help Southport jHI
following a visit here last week PH|
Harry T. Davis, director of EH
i North Carolina State Museum, Ml
iters Thompson, who aided the hB
iseum official in securing speci- H
ns while he was here, received
: following interesting letter:
June 16. 1938 ?
Waters Thompson Ifl
rth Carolina ^H
ar Waters: ' ^^8
want to say again that we 98
predate the cooperation you |^H
1 your townspeople gave us in
:uring some few herons for the
iseum. We hope that our small
>up will interest many citizens ^8
seeing the larger group you 9M
on Battery Island. HH
In connection with Battery Is- |B|
id. I have the pcislstent 88
>ught that it should be set
de as a permanent bird park.
it is properly developed, I can 3H
derstand that it might bring
>re visitors to Southport than HH
iuid your fishing, and this is MB
t belittling the fishing. H
My suggested approach to this SB
that we get the r ime and ad- ,1'^H
?ss of the owner in New York
d communicate this of the Na- QB
nai Association of Audubon |^^B
cieties and with the report that
Brimley has agreed to write BH
t on the rookery. I know that H
ay have methods of approach
X property owners in such a
lr ~s t^ljippeai to them t" ^B
ve such property for bird reges.
If the owner would wish' Q
sell instead of donating, they iMTO
ght possibly be Interested in HB
tting some wealthy man to pur- I BB
ase and donate it. hB
If you think well of the sugstion.
I should appreciate it if l|^H
u will get from the courthouse |Hfl
e name and address of thit D|
Very sincerely yours,
Director North Carolina BB
State Museum "I*
rown A ttends fl
Pastor s School
The Rev. A. L. Brown returned
Southport Friday after being IH
Raleigh last week attending l|H|
e annual pastors' school at
'reriith College. BB
Speakers and teachers of na- BB
m-wide prominence took part
this five-day session for Baist
ministers. 19
ocal Ladies H
Return Home B
Mesdames J. VV. Ruark and I
J. Butler and Miss Lottie
ae Newton returned last week
3m the Grand Chapter meet- IwB
g of Order of Eastern Star in
izabeth City. SI
Mrs. Euark served as a grand SB
ge at the meeting, and Miss H
ittie Mae Newton, who served M
it year as district deputy grand S|^H
itron, declined that office for IM
other term. VH
ride Table I
Following Is the tide table J
or Southport during the next < H|
reek. These hours are appro- ^B
dmately correct and were for- H
dsbed The State Port Pilot , ^B
hrough the courtesy of the if H
"ape Fear Pilot's Association. |i>H
ligh Tide Low Tide p B
Thursday, June 33 Lff II
!:50 a. m. 9:10 a. m.J H
1:36 p. m. 10:03 p. m.J L it
Friday, June 34 j
1:58 a. m. 10:13 a. m.J
1:85 p. m. 11:04 p. m.J C;j^^
Saturday, June 35
1:54 a. m. 11:11 a. m. B'flH
>:33 p. m. p. m. ' JH
Sunday, June 36
1:56 a. m. 13:03 a. m. y.wBj
1:31 p. m. 13:08 p. m. j flB
Monday, June 37 H
1:55 a. m. 13:58 a. m. B
1:37 p. m. 1:03 p. m. HI
Tuesday, June 38 BH
i:54 a. ra. 1:51 a. m. lOH
1:33 p. m. 1:58 p. m.
Wednesday, June 39 M
1:51 a. m. 3:44 a. m. 9
1:15 p. m. 2:53 p. m. KiS
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This is the computer-generated OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It may be empty, if no text could be automatically recognized. This data is also available in Plain Text and XML formats.

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