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Freak Storm Damages Crops


Herald of June 1, 1944

Another freak storm passed over a small section of Morrisons Cove Saturday afternoon and was featured by a tremendous down pour of rain, with thunder, lightning and hail. At times it would practically stop, then suddenly begin again harder than ever. No particular damage was reported in the Cove, although fields and roads were under water at some places, but on the other side of Tussey mountain the storm as it crossed covered a strip from Entriken to Cove Station, and in the area effected the oats was badly damaged. Some expect to harrow and re-sow the crop, as it is all washed out on hillside fields.

Morrisons Cove made quick work of planting its large acreage of tomatoes for the H. J. Heinz company when the plants arrived from the south over the past weekend. The farmers had orders from the company to have their ground ready so there would be no delay which might spoil the plants, and in spite of the changeable weather and frequent rains, most of them had their soil in good condition. The plants are raised in Georgia.


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