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100 YEARS AGO Jan. 31, 1914 FORT SMITH — Mayor Henry Read today openly declared himself in favor of a whipping post for professional loafers or vagrants. His views on the subject further became known when he permitted two negro women to administer a sound thrashing to two of their sons caught stealing from a factory.

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