The Bell County Democrat (Belton, Tex.), Vol. 12, No. 42, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 7, 1908 Page: 1 of 8
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BELL COUNTY NEWS NOTES.
NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS—The Democrat will ,re-
q uest that you send in your items so as to reach the Democrat of-
fice by Monday evening Qf each week. Also make paragraphs of
each item mentioned, and be careful about spelling names of
people you mention.
After several weeks absence I
will try and write some more.
I see that some thought Polly had
talked herself out, but they were
badly mistaken for here I am again.
School was out Tuesday and all
the school children went up to Mr.
Paxton's to enjoy lemonade and
cake. They are all going to work
We had a god deal of frost Thurs
day morning. It did a great deal of
damage to some of the crops, es-
pecially on the prairies, but not
much around here.
Mr. Purl Grimes came home from
Huntsville Institute about two
weeks ago. He had finished up
his first grade work.
Mrs. Dr. Watts and Mrs. Cald-
well spent the day at Mr. C. D.
Caldwell's on Cedar Creek, Thurs-
day. _ ^
Mrs. G. E. Wilson is on the sick
list this week, but some better at
Mr. R. V. Morris' baby is real
Mrs. Albert Nibling and- Miss
Nichols spent Thursday in Tem-
ple with Mrs. Will Grimes.
been visiting her uncle in Belton,
returned to her home in Nolanville
Miss Dora Cox spent Saturday
night with Miss Jimmie Cormack.
Mr. George Sutton and wife of
Belton visited their uncle, Mr. Al-
vin Rodgers Sunday.
Mr .Emmet Irwin and wife spent
Sunday evening with their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Irwin.
Miss Clara Ranne and brother,
Edwin, of Hay Branch, attended
church at Nolanville Sunday.
Mr. Flinn Edwards is visiting at
his uncles, Mr. Will Cormack.
Mr. Ira Griffin has returned from
his school to his home in Nolanville
Mr. Newton Cox attended Sun-
day school Sunday eveing at Gard-
I will quit scribbling for ' this
time with best wishes to The Demo-
crat and its many readers.
We will once more contribute our
little mite of news to the dearly be-
The preaching services were well
attended, especially Saturday night,
They held an election ,1. day '.fS'vS
Saturday at the school house
We had another Literary here
last night, Saturday.
Brother Doak preached here Sun-
day and Sunday night.
A fter an absence of a long while,
I will send in a few dots from this
part of the world. The farmers are
glad to see the appearance of fair
weather once more.
Miss Stocking from Lometa is
here visiting her sister, Mrs. John
There has been two parties this
week one at Mr. Justice and one at
Mrs. Sanderford and both were
greatly enjoyed by all the young
We are sorry to report that Miss
Ira Roberts is on the sick list this
Mrs. Storey was the guest of Mrs.
Box Friday evening.
Mrs. Shriver and daughter. Miss
Mary spent Tuesday in Killeen at
Mrs. Green Crabb.
Mr. Walter Roberts and wife
visited relatives here last of the
Rex Dennie Medlin was a Belton
Mrs. Alma Doughty and little
daughter, after spending several
weeks in Vernon visiting relatives
returned to their home first of the
Mr. Clarence Biles and wife spent
Friday night with Lee Roy Cox.
The young folks enjoyed a sing-
ing last Sunday at Mr. Jim Medlins.
Rev. Smith of Temple preached
at the Christian church Sunday
Mrs. Bush Bigham is spending
the week in Killeen with fter sis-
ter, Mrs. Duncan. /
Mrs. Jim Medlin was Me guest of
Mrs. Griffin Friday evening.
G. W. Cox was a P'elton passen-
Miss Maggie Cowan went to Kil-
leen several weeks ago to visit her
sister, Mrs. Duncan and while there
took the slow fever but we are glad
to say she is improving nicely.
Fishing seems to the order of the
Mr. Iola Griffin who has been
spending the past year in Tennes-
see, returned to his home here last
of the week.
The new drug store will soon be
Mr. 0. C. Willcox and family of
Killeen attended church here Sun-
Mr. R. E. Sutton and wife of
Belton visited relatives here Sun-
Miss Estes of Belton is visiting
her sister, Mrs. Bowles.
Will ring off for this time with
best wishes to The Democrat.
The farmers are very busy plant-
ing over their corn and cotton that
got killed by the frost one night
Health of this community is very
good at present.
Mrs. Rodgers and daughter, Leta,
soent one day last week with her
daughter, Mrs. Bessie Middleton.
Aunt Martha Cox spent last week
at Mr. Lou Cox's.
Miss Jimmie Cormack and Miss
Leta Rodgers spent one night last
we*k with Miss Dora, and Cora
Miss Fannie Birchfield who has
Elm Grove, Summers Mill, Salado
and Prairie Dell folks were present.
We wede very glad to see them and
hope they will not let this be the
last time they visit us.
The remaining "Old Maid" of
Elm Grove attended preaching Sun-
day night but from the way the
wind was blowing I don t think
she's going to remain an "Old
Maid" very long.
Miss Bessie Curry of Salado visit
ed friends at the Plaines from Fri-
day till Monday.
Henry Boyles had business in the
city of Holland Saturday afternoon.
We are glad to report that Clar-
ence McQueen's thumb is somewhat
better at this writing. I guess liis
papa has put that razor' way up
high, where Clarence can't Te'ich it.
Mr. Ragsdale and family of near
Prairie Dell visited Mr. W'. A. Ba-
ker and family Saturday/night and
Mrs. F. E. Fuller fc&s been quite
sick, but we are giSd we can say
that she is impro\jfng very rapidly
n°w- •* t s,
Mrs. R. A. " irrest and Mrs. Liz
zie Anedrson want to Belton trading
Friday. . . ...
Miss Mary Powers visited MiSses
Lula and Era Buckley of Prairie
We are sorry Jim Sherrod of
Elm Grove asked us not to send in
that good item we had about him.
It was a dandy but for fear of mak-
ing him mad we'll refrain.
Mr. Jim Smith and family visited
Mr. Scott Elliott and family near
Summers Mill one night last week.
Well, it's 11 p. m. and as mama
says it's time for all "little folks"
had retired, I guess the best we. can
do is to wish you all "sweet
dreams" and go.
"Bashful Beau and Timid Maid."
As the waste basket received my
last letter, I will write again.
Heilth in the community's good
at this writing.
The farmers are all busy now.
Some of them will have to plant
their cotton over as the frost dam-
The young people enjoyed a par-
ty at Mr. W. H. Holcombs' Satur-
Most of the men went to Belton
Saturday to vote.
Mr. J. M. Moore and Mr. Mitchell
went to Mr. Lee Smith's Sunday
Miss Gippie Bates spent Satur-
day night with Misses Rosa and
Winnie and Ella Smith spent
Saturday mVht with Miss Whitmire
in Nolan Valley.
Luther Mitchell, wife and little
son spent Saturday night with Lu-
ther's parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.
P. J. Mitchell.
Mrs. Marv Moore and mother
went to Belton Saturday shoopine.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. J. Mitchell
spent Sunday with Willis Moore
Mr. Frank Bowman, Elbert Mitch
ell and Leonard More took dinner
with Seth and Ralnh Moore Sunday
Roscoe Hatdhcock spent Sunday
on Dog Ridee.
Frank Bowman, Seth asd Ralph
Moore, Elbert Mitchell, Burk Prince
and Leonard More all went to a sine
ing on Dig Ridge *t Mr. R. F.
Moore's Sunday nif?ht.
Miss Stella Poston of Belton
spent Saturday night with Misses
Joe and Eva Holcomb.
Maudie Moore spent Saturday
night and Sunday with her little
brother, Willie, who lives with Mr.
R. J. Cowan.
As news is scarce will quit.
Well I will come and bring my
few items again this week.
We have been having some pret-
ty weather this week and hope it
will continue for awhile anyway.
Mrs. Agnes Huey and Mrs. Ala
mo Wilson went hunting Saturday
evening and killed a big chicken
snake. Mrs. Huey says the snake
was about five feet long.
Mr. J. M. Huey and wife spent
the day with Mr. Bob Sikes and
Mr. Sam Wilson and wife spent
Sunday with Mr. J. M. Anderson
Mr. Jim Huey and wife and lit-
tle son, Major, spent Saturday
night and Sunday with Mrs. Huey's
parents at Elm Grove and Mrs. J.
Mrs. Larn Jackson was the geust
of Mrs. Dave Harris Sunday.
Mrs Lorena More has been right
sick this week.
Mrs. Minnie Brandon who has
been visiting her sister, Mrs. Nora
Moore, returned to her home to-
day near Sparta.
Mr. Dave Wilson and wife spent
Sunday with Mrs. Wilson's sister,
of Mrs. Dave Harris Sunday.
Mr. Hamp Brabford and wife
went to Mr. Bradford's sister, Mrs.
San Hueys Saturday night.
Mr. Shellie Huey and wife and
little daughter, Gladys, spent Sun-
day at Mr. J. M. Anedrson's.
Mr. Bob Jackson and Mr. Ed Sin-
clair believes in swapping horses
They swap the same horses back
and forth nearly every week.
Mr. Jake Sikes and wife from
near Shallow Ford spent Saturday
night and Sunday with Mr. Sikes'
brother, Mr. Robert Sikes.
Mr. Johnny and Gradie Huey and
Mr. Johnny Wilson and sister, Miss
Pearl, "Went to Heidenheimer Sat-
urday. They all report a nice time
while at Mrs. Reaves.
Well as this is first Monday all
the mrn have gone to town I think.
We have had frost out here in
some places. It has damaged the
corn while in others palces it has
done no damage to the corn at all.
The corn hurt the worst was on low
Mrs. Agnes Huey is canning
grapes here of late. Mrs. Huey, I
am sure coming to see you this sum-
Mr. Edgar, Johnny and Gradie
Huey looked like they would have
gone to town Monday if they had
had the opportunity.
Well we like to hear from all over
the world. Looks like some of the
people in the Old Country would
write once and awhile to our dear
Master Major Huey was visiting
Master Mitchell Huey Monday.
I will close my items, wishing
The Democrat success.
For fear the "Two Old Maids"
have crossed the matrimonial sea
I thought I would send in a few
dots this week.
Grandpa Stocton of Dog Ridge
is visiting his daughter, Mrs. W. M.
Sherrod this week.
John Turner and Miss Irene Bar-
rett were driving in our community
Mr. J. T, Huey and little son of
Holland were visiting J. M. Owens
and family Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. Sherrod visited friends on
Dog Ridge Sunday evening.
Hugh Hannon and Jim Sherrod
were visiting near Holland Sun-
day. Go on boys, we can't stop
Ask Marvin if he likes taters.
Wiley seems to be grieving.
Cheer up, old boy, this world is full
Herbert Carlock and Miss Laura
spent the day Sunday at Mr.
Our literary will meet Saturday
night May the 9th. The subject is:
Resolved that money has more in-
fluence over man than woman.
There will also be some recitations
nriven. Everybody come and help
make our son'ety a success.
If this escapes the waste backet
will write again soon. Best wishes
to the Democrat and its many
readers. I am the
We thought we would send in a
little news to help the Old Maids.
All are rejoicing over such nice
weather. The Farmers are very
The health of this community is
Wonder why Marvin Sherrod
changed his way of going.
Mack Sherrod went on a flying
trip to Dog Ridge Sunday. Won-
Martha Owens, Hubert Carlark,
Harden Harville, Henry Lisenbe,
Hugh Hannon, Jim Sherrod, at
tended preaching at Belle Plaines
Wonder why Ruby Harville was-
n't at prayer meeting Sunday night.
Ask Wiley Owens what made
him look so lonesome?
Henry Lisenbe is visiting Mr. and
Mrs. B. F. Lisenbe of this commu-
Ask Martha Owens what makes
her go to town so often.
Miss Ora Townsen, Miss Rachel
Owens, spent the evening with Miss
Ruby Harville last Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dickerson
of Summers Mill attended preach-
ing at the Grove Sunday.
There is going to . a debate
at the Grove Saturday night. Every
body is invited to come.
Again the Divine Ruler smiled up
on us with one more week of dry
weather which was used to the full
extent in putting the weeds and
grass out of existence.
The fishermen have not been so
numerous with us this week. There
was one party out Saturday enjoy-
ing our beautiful shade and salubri-
R. B. Dickenson made a business
trip to Belton Thursday.
The election Saturday was very
quiet at this place. Everybody
came in and voted as they pleased
then returned to their work. The
result of it was a majority of 17
in favor of the Anti-Bailey ticket.
Last Wednesday we went to our
work enjoying pleasant summer
weather but soon had to rush back
after our coats and by keeping on
the move managed to keep from
freezing. But alas! We layed down
to sleep that night only to awake
next morning to find ourselves a
little frost bit.
Walter Dickenson and family at-
tended church at Belle Plains Sun-
Nearly teverybody has'been plant
ing cotton this week. |
We regret very much|that Miss
Warren has returned £ofMr home
and withdrawn- from -jw corre#-*
pondence club; but we think there
is another who is sadder"' than us.
How about it, Wiley? Didn't you
feel awful lonesome last Sunday?
Grady Marrow and Miss Pearl
Wilson spent Sunday near Heiden-
heimer. They report a fine time.
Corn certainly looks bad since
the frost; some of which is thought
to be killed and some cotton was
Some couples from Holland must
enjoy themselves at this place as
they have been making frequent
visits on Sunday evenings.
Wasn't Sunday a beautiful day
for the Old Maids to be up and do-
ing; but we didn't see them down
this way. Probably they are wait-
ing for good old campmeeting time.
Well, I will have to come to a
halt as I have blowed all the gas
out. Send my best wishes to The
Democrat and its correspondents.
The cold snap has killed the
corn and cotton around here.
The Easter program last Sun-
day night was well attended and
we hope that no one went away
Misses Nannie and Rena Wil-
less spent the day at the home of
their uncle, E. F. Bigham, one
day this week.
Miss Mattie Parks came down
from Sugar Loaf Sunday after-
noon to attend the Easter exer-
cises and spent the night with
her cousin, Mrs. I. J. Spurlin.
James Parks is helping E, F.
Bigham this week.
Mrs. Black was the guest of
Mrs. E. J. Carter Tuesdaynight.
Several of the young people
went to Killeen last Sunday af-
ternoon to hear the I. O. O. F.
Miss Ida Forbis was the guest
of Miss Ollie Hawkins Wednes-
Miss Inez Black was the guest
of Mrs. Carpenter and Miss
Laura Bigham Tuesday and Wed-
Roy Oswalt has made Jiis de-
parture for Sugar Ixmf.
Willie Spurlin says he sure
does like to hoe corn witha crowd
Lester Curry and Miss Ollie
Hawkins, Ben Oswalt and Eva
Curry attended the concert at
Bethlehem Tuesday night.
Mrs. Hawkins was the guest
of Mrs. Bigham Thursday.
Dave Hard castle and Miss
Lustra Hughes of Cedar Grove
attended the prayer meeting
at this place Wednesday night.
Mrs. J. P. Bigham and daugh-
ter, Miss Susie was in Killeen
Mrs. Ada Forbis and little
folks visited in Brookhaven Tues-
Spears Spruell and wife re
turned from Hamlin Friday
where they have been several
months. They have come back
Mr. O'Neal, wife and babies
and Miss Ida Forbis went to
Sugar Loaf Saturday.
We have young men here who
wear their Sunday best plowing
corn. Afraid the girls will make
a leap year call, I presume.
Six people were baptised here
Sunday by the Baptists.
A goodly number of people
from Sugar Loaf were here Sun-
There was singing at the resi-
dence of Mr. Hawkins Sunday.
Mr. Carden and wife of Sparta
attended church here Sunday.
Bashful Beau is a stem-winder
when it comes to dreaming.
Her latest sounds like a pipe-
dream to us.
We refuse to write any more
until next week. .
Johnny & Sonny.J J
The farmers are very busy
with their crops this pretty
Health of the community is
good at present.
Mrs. Potter was in our com-
munity one day last week.
Arthur Sanderford had
ness in Killeen Monday.,
A number of Hay Branch peo-
ple attended church at Nolanville
Jack Smith and wife are the
proud possessors of a fine baby
Mesdames Carlisle and San-
derford spent the afternoon one
day last week at Mrs. Stephen's.
E. V. Thompson spent "Sunday
night a.t the residence of Tom
There will be preaching at
Nolanville again on thethird Sun-
day of this month.
Mrs. Harris was a pleasant
caller at Mrs. Stephens one even-
ing last week.
Jack Frost visited our com-
munity not long ago and tried to
massacre all the corn.
As news is scarce I will ring
off. Old Bachelor.
Hall at Cyclone was a splendid
The singing at the home of Mr.
C. C. Hall was very fine and en-
joyed by all who attended.
The frost Thursday mtrning
killed corn and cotton near Big
We are having
Luck to the Democrat also the
editor. , A. B. C.
Well I will try to send in a few
items this week so you will re-
member the widow.
The farmers are just about
done planting cotton and have
their other crops in fine shape.
There was preaching last Sun-
day morning and night by Rev.
Andrews of Tyler., His sermons
were very much enjoyed by all
who had the good fortune to hear
G. W. Wood and wife visited
their daughter at Goodeville Sat-
urday and Sunday.
G. P. Owens went to Bartlstt
Will Wheat and wife who re-
cently moved here from Dog
Ridge are erecting a neat little
cottage on their farm. Mr.
Wheat and family are good peo-
ple and we welcome them to our
There will be preaching Sun-
day at 11 o'clock by Rev. John-
son. All are requested to at-
Ottis Wheat who has been
home from school on account
of illness was able to return
to Belton Monday to resume
James Sherrod and Hugh Han-
non of Elm Grove wer here Sun-
Mr. Major and wife visited
friends out on the Prairie Sun-
Will Wheat, wife and son, Hugh
visited friends at Dog Ridge Sun-
John Garrison Jr., and wife
are here visiting his father and
mother, John Garrison and wife.
Success to the Democrat.
Lost Prairie Dots.
Health of the community is
very good at present.
Mrs. Frank Cook has gone to
Hasse to spend a week with her
Willie Wright from Hasse
spent several days last week
with his sister, Mrs. FrankCook.
The Leap Year ball at the Flag
Health is still fine in these
parts, but crops are not so good
since the frost last night.
The singing Sunday night was
enjoyed by a large crowd of
Mr. Jack Goode of Florence
attended the singing Sunday.
Come again Jack. We're glad to
have you with us.
Mr. France Young of Lam-
pasas is visiting his parents this
The citizens took a great inter-
est in the election Saturday.
The cream supper at Mr. Rays
was largely attended and a jolly
time was reported.
Misfe Lillie Gibbs and Hattie
Lacook. also several of the boys
from here attended the dance at
Bug Tussle Friday night.
Well, as Mr. "Guy" is' sick
will sign Mrs. Guy Fugal
Prairie Dell News.
Well we have beep having some
cold and disagreeable weather
this last week, and Mr. Frost
damaged the gardens and crops
considerably in this part of the
county. A good many farmers
are having to plant over their
cotton, and corn is looking veay
Mr. and Mrs. Allen Welch
went to Belton one day last week
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hodge
went to Belton Friday.
A good many of the Goose-
neck people were over Saturday
to the election. The election
Mr. Bob Knight visited at
Grandpa Warricks Saturday
evening, and we are glad to say
that Grandpa was.abletobe in
our midst Saturday.
Mr. Marvin Bridges of near
here has a very sick child with
pneumonia. We hope it will
Mr. Dick Hodge and family
visited at Hooper Cooks Sunday.
Miss Maude Hamilton who
has been very sick is a bile to be
up and visiting.
Airs. Lela Killingsworth was
the guest of Mrs. Annie Hodge
The little folks are all smiles
as Miss Mainip Anthom has re-
turned from her home at Mc-
Gregor and will commence her
school again Monday, May 4th,
and Miss,Mamie will be glad to
have tlv/ little ones with her
Mr.*Selinon Cook and family
speci Saturday night with rela-
tiw s in Belton.
Bro. Robins was with us again
t the Baptist church Saturday
night and Sunday.
A mad dog created a general
excitement in town and sur-
rounding country last Monday
night and bit several things,
such as geese, chickens and
dogs, apd dog killing lias been
the order of the day since and
we hope it will continue to be as
long as is necessary.
Mr. Lee Boyd who moved to
Belton some time ago has moved
back to our town and we are
proud to have him with us again.
Mr. Chester Nichols went to
Bartlett one day last week.
Mr. Elmo Talbott visited home
folks at Salado Saturday night
Mr. Volley Killingsworth and
wife spent Sunday evening at
Mr. Hodges'. Bess.
As I never set- any news from
this part of the world i will send'
in a few items.
Several of the farmers' cotton
crops got killed by the frost the
The W. O. W. supper was a
failure Thursday night as it
rained. I think some of the
boys will wait next time until
the weather settles, for some of
them went to a box car to lodge
for the night, and it was so dark
they couldn't see anything—had
no lights save some small
Mrs. Johnson and daughter
spent the afternoon with Mrs.
The school teaohers have re*
THE LOCAL MARKET.
Wednesday, May 8, 1908.
Eggs, to 0 to 10 cts per dot.
Hens 3.23 to 13.60 per doz.
Fryers 2.40 to 3.00 per dos.
Turkeys 5 to 6 cts per lb.
Butter 9 to 20 cts per lb.
Butter fat 23 cts per lb.
Country sausage 10c per lb.
Wheat 1.15 per bu.
Corn 55 to 60 cts per bu.
Oats 50 to 55 cts per bu.
Hay 10.00 per ton.
Pecans 3 to 3 1-2 cts per lb.
Hogs 4 l-2c to 5 per lb.
Cattle on foot 2 to 2 l-2c per lb.
Sweet potatoes 75 cts per bu.
Wood 3.00 per cord.
Wood, cedar 3.00 to 4.00 per cord.
Green Hides 2 1-2 to 3c per lb.
Local Spots, basis 9 1-4 to 9 5-16.
turned to their homes near Rock-
Mr. Jasper Woody and little
daughters called here Friday.
Miss Maud Traylor and Mr.
Paul Cinters made a flying trip
to Temple Saturday.
Misses Trudy Stamps and
Minnie Weedle were seen out
walking the railroad last Sunday
afternoon. They seemed very
Miss Willie Bickley. was in
town early Saturday morning af-
ter cabbage and a new dress. I
guess Willie expects company.
Wonder who it is.
Misses Emily Atkins and Guy
Johnson made a fiying tijp to
Mr. Tom Marshes seems to
like ball playing fine.
Prof. Roark called here Satur-
day, returning Monday. , ....J
Mrs. Brock was in town Tues-
Miss Flora Proutley was in
Lost—A sweetheart about five
feet tall, weighs 125 pounds, has
black hair and eyes and a stiff
I wonder what has become of
Well, as this is Ay first time
'11 ring off and wi
Well as I haven't paid you all
a visit in some time I'll come •
this morning, although news is
We are glad to say Mrs. Goode
is home again.
Several of the young folks
from Berea spent last Sunday
evening watching the river flow
up stream, while others spent
the evening lookfngat postcards.
Mrs. Tom Burns spent Satur-
urday and Sunday with Mrs.
Ed Flint was driving through
Mrs. Homesley was in Belton
Saturday shopping. '
We were glad to see Mr. Ells-
worth on the streets of Berea
The singing at Barker's Sun-
day was enjoyed by all.
The young folks of Berea at-
tended prayer meeting at Cockle
Burr Sunday night.
Brother Long, the Baptist min-
ister at Berea, is quite sick at
his home near Midway.
Best wishes to the Democrat.
Democratic Executive Committee.
The Bell oounty democratic
executive committee held a meet-
ing in the district court room at
10:00 o'clock Tuesday morning,
Chairman Carter presiding. A
good representation of the mem-
bers was present. The paiticu-
lar object of the meeting was to
canvass the returns of the Satur-
day prithary. W. M. Woodall
was elected secretary, and J. A.
Howell was elected a -member oi
the committee from ward 2 at
Temple. A committee of four
consisting of J. B. Love ol Sa-
lado, J. A. Evt-tts, Killeen; (J. B.
McCl^in of Troy ana J. R.
Knight of Vilas . was appointed
| to canvass the returns a Ad re-
ported a majority in fav r of the
Johnson ticket, details of which
will be found in another part of
the democrat. No other busi-
ness of importance was trans-
acted by the committee.
Messrs. M. F. Lackey and G~
A. Vandyke left on the noon
train Tuesday for Austin to at-
tend the state convention of the
W. O. W. which convened in the
capitol city last Wednesday.
Otto Gilleland of Summers
Mill recently returned from the
state fair grounds at Dallas
where he has been tor several
months making a study of fine
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