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Published Monday, Wednesday aud Friday Afternoons.
Toaj’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Partly cloudy with local
thundershowers this afternoon or
tonight in west and north. Some
what wanner tonight in west. Gen
erally fair Tuesday.
More For Boose.
Washington, May 25.—An esti
mate that people :n the United
States are spending $2,848,000,000
annually for Intoxicating berera;.*s
waa completed Sunday by the As
sociation Against the Prohibition
Amendment. The research depart
ment of the association concluded
“the Illicit liquor business has bc
eeme one of America's major indus
tries,” surpassing the $2,793,165,SI2
wholesale figure for passenger auto
mobiles in 19291 and approaching
v the gasoline expenditure for that
P. C. Lavender,
Earl Man, Dies
Prominent Farmer of Earl Section
Passes At Age 78. Buried Sun
day At New Hope.
At New Hope church, Earl, P.
Columbus Lavendar, prominent and
well-to-do farmer of the Earl sec
tion was burled Sunday afternoon
at S o’clock. Mr. Lavendar died at
his home within a stone’s throw of
the church at 10:30 o’clock Friday
night after a decline In health ex
tending over several months. He had
been sick since March but had Im
proved some and was able to wall:
to Sunday school a week ago.
Mr. Lavendar was born ind rear
ed near Gaffney, but moved to
Cleveland county about forty years
ago. He joined the church in early
life and was a member of New
Hope for nearly forty years. He was
married to Mss Ruthie Hopper who
survives with the following Chil
dren: Anthony, Roy, Obe and Lee
Lavendar and one daughter. Mrs.
•John Borders. Deceased was the
last member of his family, all
brothers and sisters having preced
ed him to the grave. A sister-in
law and a brother-in-law survive.
Mr. Lavendar was a thrifty, ener
getic farmer, highly esteemed by his
host of friends. He was a kind
neighbor, loyal to his community
and known for his honesty and In
tegrity of character
Tire funeral was largely attended
and a beautiful floral offering at
tested the esteem In which he was
held. Rev. John W. Suttle, his pas
tor for many years, assisted by Revs.
J. L. Jenkins and Rush Padgett con
ducted the funeral services.
Under $5,000 Bond i
For Killing Gamble j
McCall Bound To Superior Court
For Shooting Shelby Mon
An investigation made in Char
lotte over the week-end by Shelby
relatives of Stacey Gamble revealed
that the slain man did not have a
knife clutched in his hand when of
ficers arrived as was first reported.
A knife, it Is said, was lying on the
floor. Gamble, relatives were inform
ed, was more than the distance of
one room away from McCall when
the latter shot him, claiming that
Gamble was advancing upon him
with a knife.
Chariot*, May 25.—At a hearing
Saturday morning before Judge Fred
C. Hunter in county recorder's court
Luke McCall was bound over to su
perior court on a charge of having
killed his friend, W. Stacey Gamble,
of Shelby. Thursday night. Bond
was set at $5,000.
Taking tire stand in his own de
fense McCall described ths events
which led to the shooting. He said
Gamble had threatened to cut him
and had attacked him with a knife.
He shot, he said, in self defense.
The two .rural police officers,
Moseley and Howell, who had been
summoned to the East Thirty-Fifth
street home by McCall’s wife before
the shooting occurred, testified that
they were met at the door by Mc
Call who said, "Boys, you came Just
a little too late, X had to shoot him.”
McCall testified Gamble had been
drinking and was in a very bad
temper. He said he had tried to
quiet him and when his efforts had
proved unavailing he sent his wife
to call police. Mrs. McCall entered
the house Just as the shot was fired.
Belle Of Barcelona
Pleases Large Crowd
“The Belle of Barcelona,” a com
edy operetta was presented Friday
night at the high school auditorium
to a large audience under the direc
tion of O. B. Lewis, head of the
music department of the school. It
was adjudged one of the best pre
sentations of the school year with
the lead voices singing their parts i
tike opera stars. The lighting effect.!
and costumes were colorful, rivaling
in extravagance a first class road
Hail, Wind Storms Do Heavy Damage In County
County School Tax Cut
\ To Third Of Rate Now
; School Tax Levy By New Revenue Bill Will
Be Reduced To $57,750 From $171,325.
New Rate Only Third Of Present Rate By
Reduction Of $113,575.
(Special to The Cleveland Star.)
Raleigh, May 25.—The revenue bill to be adopted this
week by the North Carolina general assembly will save the
taxpayers of Cleveland county $113,575 in school taxes per
year. A 15-cent land tax will supplant the present levy of
14.o cents on the $100.
Tax reduction of nearly $10,000,
000, or, to be exact $9,667,186, will
result to the property owners of
North Carolina for each of the
next two years under the revenue
bill, according to a table of figures
prepared by the state tax commis
This table shows that on the as
sessed "valuation of $2,978,710,220 for
the year 1930 In the whole state, the
100 counties had a total tax levy of
$14,135,244 for current expenses of
the six months school term. On the
same assessed Valuation at tire pro
posed 15-cent tax rate the total levy
will be $4,469,058, by which it is
seen that the levy for the next two
years will be $9,667,106 less than In i
Cleveland county, the report
shows, had an assessed valuation In
1930 of $38,500,014, on which the tax
rate was 44.5 cents for current ex
penses of the six months school
term, which makes the total school
tax levy for this county $171,325.
The proposed 15-eent levy on the
same valuation basis will mean
$57,750 In. taxes In 1931 and 1932,
or a reduction in the county of
* Will Be Felt.
This amount, it ts pointed out, will
be felt appreciably In the tax bill
of the individual taxpayer in every
county In the state.
Succeeds Ca.pt. J. Frank Roberta A*
Master of Lodge Here. Other
Mr. J. D. Lineberger was on Fri
day night elected worshipful mas
ter of Cleveland lodge 202 A. F. and
A. M. He succeeds Capt. J. Frjjik
Roberts who has served as master
of the local Masonic lodge for a
number of terms.
Mr. Lineberger has been active In
Masonic work for years and has
served as deputy grand master in the
Other officers elected were George
D. Washburn senior warden, B. A.
Lefler, junior warden, George P.
Webb, treasurer, and Russell G.
The remaining officers will be ap
pointed by the master and wardens.
Lattimore Clan In
The annual reunion of the Lat
timore clan, one of the largest and
most prominent families in this sec
tion of North Carolina, was held
Sunday afternoon at the old John
Lattimore burial ground In upper
Cleveland. Several, hundred mem
bers of the family were In attend
ance, coming from all sections of
Cleveland and adjoining counties.
Whites Outnumber Negroes In County
Over 3 To 1, Shelby Rate 4 To 1
12,067 Negroes In County, 2,125 In!
Shelby, Census Figures
There are 3.3 white people in
Cleveland county for each negro,
and four white people In Shelby
for each negro, according to
statistics just issued by the cen
sus bureau giving facts as to
color and nativity.
In Cleveland county there are
39,812 white people and 12,067 ne
groes. Twenty-nine North Carolina
counties have, a larger negro popu
lation but only nine counties have
a larger wiiite population.
In Shelby there are 8,C35 white
people and 2,125 negroes, a ratio of
four to one.
Gaston Is the only neighboring
county which has a larger white and
negro population than Cleveland.
The population of neighboring coun
ties by races Is as follows:
County Whites Negroes
Burl£e.-— 26,595 2,606
Catawba -- 38,996 4,938
Gaston -- 63,489 12,392
Lincoln. 19,542 3,321
Rutherford -- 35,063 5,362
Six of the one hundred counties
and one of the twenty-one leading
cities have more negroes than white
people. Hie counties are: Edge
combe, Halifax, Hertford, Hoke,
Northampton and Scotland, and the
city, New Bern.
The negro population of the state
increased from 1920 to 1930 but not
at the rate the white did.
To Start Paving
Here This Week
On Ten Projects
Grading Practically Completed By
Chain Gang. Pot Down Sur
Mike L. Borden, chairman of
the No. S township road com
missioners, said today that the
Blltmore Concrete company
would be about ready to start
putting down the tar and gravel
surface on the ten road projects
in and near Shelby on Thurs
day of this week.
Practically all of the grading on
the 10 road Jobs was completed last
week or will be completed early this
week by the No. 6 chain gang force.
This will be the last road work
under the old highway system as the
new state highway commissioners
take over all county road work on
Hie ten stretches of road* will be
surfaced with tar and gravel as Is
highway 10 South of Blielby.
The 10 projects are as follows:
From highway No. 20 at the coun
ty fair ground to the county home.
Sumter street from N. Washing
ton street to Buttle street, a dis
tance of about two blocks.
N. LaFayette street by the Wash
ington street school to the steel
bridge at Hopper’s park, a distance
of about four blocks.
Thompson street from highway
No, 20 west to the Graham street
Gardner street from the Shelby
mill to Martin street, a distance of
two tenths of a mile, then Martlu
street from Gardner to Warren, two
tenths* of a mile.
The circle drive in front of the
The road from highway No. 20 at
the Blanton farm west of Shelby
through the Dover mill village to
highway No. 190 at the Moser store.
Morton street from No. 18 at the
home of Mrs. W. E. Morton to the
Road from Ella mill at South La
Fayette street to the Lily mill.
Cemetery drive from W. Marlon
street through the cemetery.
Second Saturday In
14 Without Showers
Brings In Shoppers
Last Saturday was the second In
14 Saturdays that there was no rain
In Shelby and surrounding section.
As a result of tire clear weather |
on this section's favorite shopping
day, Shelby street were crowded all
day, particularly In the afternoon,
with hundreds of shoppers from all
sections of the county and adjoin
Uses Ice Pick
To Kill Hubby;
In Jail Here
Kings Mountain Negress Drives
Pick In His Heart As He
(Special to The Star.)
Kings Mountain, May 25.—June
Bratcher, 28-year-old negro, who
lived two miles south oT Kings
Mountain on the battleground road,
was almost Instantly killed by his
wife, Ruth Cassells Bratcher, at
their home about 7:30 Sunday night.
In a family fight, while she was
being choked by her husband, the
negress seised an ice'pick, made one
stab and the sharp-pointed pick
found its way to his heart.
She was arrested soon thereafter
and placed in the county jail at
Bratcher, who was said to be
drinking, and his wife had a row
earlier hi the evening but neighbors
intervened. Around 7:30 George
Crosby, colored, who lived a 100
yards away, heard the woman
screaming. He rushed to the house,
looked in the window and saw
Bratcher choking his wife. 'The
doors were locked and Crosby" threw
his weight against one door to break
it down. JUst as he entered Bratch
er fell to the floor. He was placed
on a bed but lived only a few min
utes after being stabbed.
The dead man had been employ
ed in the picker room of the Park
Shelby Man On
CHAS. S. TOUNG
(Specisl to The SUr.i
Raleigh, May 25.—Governor Gard
ner announce* the appointment of
the five .members of the board of
agriculture, as provided in the act
of the present general assembly, by
farming divisions, as follows: D.
Reeve* Noland, Haywood county,
general farmer; J. C. Staton, Mar
tin county, tobacco; Charles S.
Young, Cleveland county, cotton;
George Watts Hill, Durham, live
stock; D. H. Brtdgcrs, Duplin, truck
grower. They take the place of the
18 members of the old board, named
by congressional districts.
1SOO Htar Baccalaureate Sermon
Sunday Opening School Finals
Services Held At First Baptist With
Sermon By Dr. Wall. Branunitt
A crowd estimated at 1,500 on
Sunday heard the baccalaureate ser
mon preached for the Shelby High
school commencement by Dr. Zeno
Wall at the First Baptist church.
Congregations of the Central Meth
odist and Presbyterian church Join
ed in the service.
The members of the senior class,
numbering 78, marched in single
file and occupied reserved seats.
They were dressed in regulation cap
and gown and presented an impres
sive scene with proud parents and
friends looking on. Little Beth Swaf
ford, the class mascot, was uable to
attend. The mascot is the attractive
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. R.
Occupying the rostrum were Supt.
B .L. Smith, superintendent of the
city schools, who had charge of the
program; Rev. L. B. Hayes, Central
Methodist church pastor who offer
ed prayer, and Rev. H. N. McDiar
mid, Presbyterian church pastor,
who read the the scripture. Dr. Wall
preached a strong sermon on “Ths
Risen Life,” giving examples of
graduates who had mounted the
rungs of life’s ladder to a higher
life and holding them up as an ex
ample for members of the senior
class to emulate.
A choir of combined voices from
the three up-town church furnished
beautiful music with Mrs. Dale Kalt
er, Mrs. Grady Lovelace, Misses
Minnie Ed dins Roberts and Mary
Adelaide Roberts and Mrs. B. M.
(CONTINUED ON -AGS EIGHT I
Widow Of Dr. Trent
Buried At New Hope
Mrs. Jane Trent, widow of Dr.
D. J. Trent, who practised medi
cine for many years at Earl, was
buried Sunday afternoon at New
Hope Baptist church, Earl. She died
Saturday at the home of her step
daughter at Cliffside with whom -,he
had been living. Mrs. Trent was 09
years old and the second wife of the
late Dr. Trent. Funeral services were
conducted by Rev. Mr. Honeycutt.
New Members Join
Shelby Rotary Club
Three new members were taken
in the Shelby Rotary club at the
regular luncheon meeting last week.
They were Messrs. Joe Nash, Robert
D. Crowder and J. Draper Wood.
The latter was formerly a member
of the Rotary club at High Point.
Driver Of Shelby
.Truck In Narrow
Escape In Wreck
'Soeclal to Tba Star. I
Jonesville, May 25.—A cotton
truck with trailer carrying twenty
live bales of cotton overturned on
Pacolet River hill near this place
Saturday afternoon and the driver
of the truck, Cecil Baber, of Shelby,
miraculously escaped death. It Is
said a road scrape was coming up
the hill and a Ford car was at
tempting to pass on a sharp curve,
the truck driver In his attempt to
avoid striking the Ford, drove too
near the edge of the narrow road
and turned over. Cotton was strewn
over the hillside and the tnAbad
ly damaged. Mr. Baber crawled from
under the overturned truck without
a scratch, but those who saw the
accident say that his escape from
death was miraculous. The truck
was the property of Shelby Trans
portation company and the cotton
was being delivered to Whitmire.
Motor Left Going,
Car Runt All Night
Friday evening just as a rain
storm broke over Shelby Mr, Bill
Blanton, of the Blanton electric
firm, ran his Bulck automobile In
the garage of his home in west
\ Shelby, in a hurry to get In the
house ahead of the storm Mr. Blan
ton forgot and left his motor run
ning. And now comes the feature
portion of the story for many men
have often let their motor run on:
On Saturday morning Mr. Blanton
returned to the garage and found
his motor still running.
Hold Two Negros
Over Store Theft
Ralph Toms and “Fish" Carpen
ter, both colored, were arrested by
local officers and placed in Jail late
last week on suspicion In connection
with the robbery last Thursday night
of the A, Blanton wholesale grocery
A fingerprint expert was brought
here from Charlotte to check on the
fingerprints found on the broken
window at the store. It was unof
ficially reported today that the fin
gerprints compare with those of one
of the negroes being held. They are
to be given a hearing in county
court this afternoon.
Mrs. Everett McDaniel suffered a
stroke of paralysis Friday night at
her home on West Warren street
and continues la a critical condi
Blanton, Wall Ask
That Helping Hand
Be Given Stricken
Cleveland farmers hard hit by the
storms of Thursday and Friday can
get back on their feet and come
again with a re-planted crop If they
are extended aid by those not dam
aged by the storms.
The following appeals for all to
aid were Issued today by Dr. Zeno
Wall, First Baptist pastor, and Mr.
Chas. C. Blanton, prominent Shelby
“The courage of our Cleveland
county farmers will not allow them
to become disappointed over the re
oent heavy rains and hall which
damaged crops severely In several
sections of the county. It always
looks the worst Just after the dam
age. Let every farmer determine to
make the best of a bad situation and
things will come out all right.
“It would be a fine thing for all
of the farmers who were unhurt by
the hall and heavy rains, to lend
their aid to the unfortunate ones.
Such neighborly help as the lend
ing of plows, stock, seed and labor
to replant just as quickly as pos
sible would show a fine spirit in
time of distress and re-establish our
“C. C. BLANTON.”
"Cleveland county has become
known far and wide because our
people have been thrifty and have
co-operated. We have stood togeth
er, worked together, advanced to
gether! Our strength—our success—
therefore, has* been in our oneness,
our solidarity, our unity.
"The destructive rains and hall
stormy of the past week offer a fine
opportunity to those of us who are
on the outside of the affected areas
to show our sympathy and unity by
offering our services, our teams, our
seed and our money, thus we can
help “bear one another's burdens
and so fulfill the law of Christ.’
“I*t’s all do something and do it
I Joe Runyans, Age 68
| Died Here Sunday
lather of Boy Who Wa» Killed In
France. Fire Son, Three
Joe Runyans, well and favorably
known Shelby resident living at M6
8. LaFayette street, died Sunday
afternoon at 5 o’clock In the Shelby
hospital where he had been a pa
tlent for two days suffering with
heart and kidney troubles. Mr. Run
yans had been In declining health
for some time. He was 68 years of
Mr. Runyans had one son. Job
Runyans, Jr., who was killed in ac
tion In France In the World war and
his name is Inscribed on the bronze
marker at the court house. Surviv
ing are the following children: B.
H. Runyans of Slmsonville, s. c.,
O. L. Runyans of Indianapolis, F. F.
Runyans of Patterson, N. J., Craig
and Lawrence Runyans of Shelby,
three daughters, Mrs. J. r. Johnson!
Mrs. Sam Smith and Mrs. Dath
Pearson of Shelby.
Funeral arrangements had not
been made today pending the arrival
of his children from distant points
He was a member of LaFayette
Street Methodist church, but will be
burled at Beaver Dam beside his
J. M. (Milky) Gold, former Shelby
High student and star athlete, is a
member of the graduating class and
also one of the commencement mar
shals at Oak Ridge military school
County Board Of Health Reorganized;
Dentist Added, Moore Physician
Group Nunes Officers. Hope To
Hare Clinic In County This
At a meeting held Saturday at
the court house here the Cleveland
County Board of Health was organ*
lzed for this year.
Automatically, by law, the chair
man of the county commissioners,
the mayor of the county’s largest
town, and the county superintend
ent of schools become members of
the board with the commission
chairman, A. E. Cline, as head of
the board. The ether members who
take office by law arc Mayor B. A.
McMurry, of Shelby, and Supt. J
Horace Grlgg. These men at their
meeting elected two physicians and
« dentist to complete the board of
six. These were Dr. P. B. Stokes, of
Kings Mountain, and Dr. D. F.
Mitchell, of Shelby, phj clans, and
Dr. A. Pitt Beam, dentist. A law
passed by the general assembly this
year ruled that there must be a
dentist on the State board and one
on all county boards.
Drs, Mitchell and Beam and Mr.
Cline were named as a committee
to outline the county health pro
gram for the year.
Dr. D, F. Moore, of Shelby, was
reelected county physician by the
board to serve for a term of two
At the meeting Saturday It was
also stated that efforts would be
made to hold a tonsil and dental
clinic In the county before the end
of the year,
Two Sections Hit By
Storms; Plan Relief
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Thousands Of Dollars Damage Done By
Worst Storms In Years. Field And Garden
Crops Riddled, Land Washed Away In
Lower And Upper Cleveland. Neighbors
To Aid Stricken Farmers In Re-Planting.
Swift on the heels of the storm which Thursday evening
visited the lower section of the county, cutting a swath a
mile or more wide from Boiling Springs to Earl and Grover,
came another doumpour of rain and hail with heavy wind on
Friday evening which practically duplicated the damage in
the upper part of the county from the Sunshine section of
Rutherford through New House, Polkville, Lawndale, Fall
ston, Beams Mill and the St. Paul community in No. 5
Help Your Neighbor Week." To
Lend Labor, Stock And Seed
To Stricken Sections,
This week has been set aside
in Cleveland county as "Help
Y'our Neighbor Week”—your
farm neighbor who suffered crop
losses Thursday and Friday
nights in two large areas of the
county as a result of sudden and
severe wind, hall and rain storms
which wrought havoc and ruin.
Help Wanted To Replant.
A survey made by The Star re
veals -one of the most destructive
storms this county has experienced,
a storm which caused untold dam
age. but a damage which can be re.
paired to a great extent If those who
live In the territory not visited by
the storms, will lend labor, stock,
and seed to those In the stricken
areas In an effort to pitch
crop before the season advances too
far. It has been suggested In pul
pit and press that If those who were
spared from the derastlng effects
of the stornk will render their time
and services this week, practically
all of the field crops necessary to
be replanted In two wide sections of
the county, will have their crops re
planted by next Sunday—or certain
ly within ten days.
Announcement of this “Help Your
Neigh Week”. was mado in a score
or more pulpits of the county yes
terday at the suggestion of The
Star and of ministers and business
men, and today hundreds of kind
hearted friends will go to thn relief
of their distressed neighbors.
Neighbors Already Helping.
Thirty-five or forty men are ex
pected to be In the fields of Dovte
Moore and L. E. Dixon, two miles
east of Bolling Springs, whera the
damage Thursday night was cen
tered, to help replant the crops. But
this Is Just a sample of what will
no doubt bo going on in the two
storm stricken sections, the terri
tory from Bolling Springs through
Sharon, Patterson Springs and Earl
visited by wind, hall and rain on
Ihursday night as noted In Friday’s
Star and another section across the
county north from Hollis, New
House, Polkville, Lawndale. Fall
ston, Beams Mill and the St Paul
community In No. S township. Both
storms cut a wide path across the
southern and northern sections of
the county, the extent of which can
not be fully realized without a per
(CONTINUED ON PAOS SIX.)
In the upper Cleveland section
hall Is reported to have fallen to a
depth of 13 inches In one section.
Vegetable gardens coming Into
fruition were beaten to the ground,
grain such as wheat and oats was
| whipped, lashed and cut In shreds,
i fields of cotton and corn were
smoothed down so that the rows of
| the plants Just coming up were not
| to be seen, terraces were broken and
I gulleys formed, orchards were strip
ped of their fruit and foliage, bot
tom lands became the beds of new
made lakes, and cm hillsides the
soft plant beds were washed away,
leaving the clay exposed.
Fields Swept Clean.
Some trees were uprooted, more
particularly in the Sharon section
on Thursday evening and in both
ar«as, auto tops Were puncturedand
window glass shattered by the heavy
At Polkvilie, L. Cv Palmer found
hall stones in his yard 48 hours after
the storm. In many level fields no
trace ot the row* are left, neither
can one tell Just what kind of a crop
Two Damaged Paths.
Visiting the upper Cleveland sec
tion Sunday afternoon, a represen
tative of The Star found the storm
entered Cleveland from Rutherford
about the home of Dob Lattimoce.
It seems to have Increased In Intens
ity near Delight on the farms of In
O. Palmer. Marvin Eaker, Cohn Qet
tys, Wes Covington and others, pro
ceeding through the Oak Orova
church section and on to Lawndale
where hundreds of window glass
were broken in the cotton factory
building and dwellings, its lury
seems to have gradually spent Itself
as it moved on eastward, bearing a
little to the south but wide enouglr
to Include Pallston, Beams ann and '
the St. Paul section in Mo. 4 town
Compelled Ta Replant.
i ne worst damage, however, seems
to have been done in the Delight
Oak Grove communities where most
of the crops will have to be re
planted. Hundreds of farmers, large
and small, were damaged more or
less in the path of the storm as It
bore down in fury across the county.
No individual cases are cited in
the upper Cleveland region for the
reason It Is difficult to determine
lust who suffered most. Names axe
Ch en for the purpose of marking
course of the storm. However, the
upper Cleveland area seems to have
been hit hardest in the Paliner
Eaker territory between Delight and
Polkville, while the Thursday night
storm in the lower section broke
with most fury at the Ora Bowen
farm owned by John Hamrick and
tended by T. E. Dixon and on the
adjoining farm of Do vie Moore,
Marshal Moore, Joe Anthony, Otho
Hamrick and others.
Neighbors Helping Today.
In the Dlxon-Moore neighborhood f
scores of trees are seen uprooted and
some fields are literally washed in
gulleys. The front porch of the
Moore home was Mown off and the
main part of the dwelling partly un
roofed. To the rear of the DJxon
home a negro tenant house was com
pletely blown oveg, but the occu
pants, John Harr 111, his wife and two
children were unhurt. Neighbors
quickly repaired the Moore home
and planned to report this morning
to help Messrs. Moore and Dixon re
plant their crops. Mr. Dixon had
$600 worth of fertiliser under his
crops, but now you can hardly ten
where the rows were. Window glass
were broken and the boarded sides
i of the houses show the maria of the
peppering hail stones.
On across the farms of John Ham
rick and sons, through the Sharon
section and eastward through the
farms of J. R, DeLoatch, Byron Da
vis and others, the Thursday night
storm cut its way, lessening in in
tensity however as it proceeded to
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