Transport: Rogers' Reaper

U. S. Highway 71 begins in Kansas City, ends at Baton Rouge, La. It passes through northwest Arkansas en route and serves the town of Rogers (pop. 3,500). From a drugstore window there, 35-year-old Clerk Cloe Mitchell often ruminated on the volume, speed and danger of passing traffic. Not long ago Cloe Mitchell decided to do something about it.

Startled last week were Arkansans and their visitors rolling over Route 71 near Rogers as they rounded curves or topped hills to come upon the horrifying sight of Death itself. A supernaturally tall, black garbed...

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