ONE SKUNK DESERVES ANOTHER - A crime wave was spreading over Laurens County in 1939. Mrs. C.M. Sykes and L.B. Linder had their smokehouses stripped of their tasty hams and beef. W.R. Kent, who lived near Dublin, was a prime target for the thieves. Kent, a well known and productive farmer, surely had a good supply of meat in his smokehouse.
One summer night in 1938, the thieves tunneled under the smokehouse in search of some prime meat. They only found one piece of shoulder meat. What they did not know was that Mr. Kent kept all of his meat in cold storage in Dublin. What they found instead was a den of skunks. While investigating the crime, Kent found a distinct recollection of the skunk's anti-crime defenses. After searching in vain for the skunks, Mr. Kent thanked the crooks for the help in locating the varmints.