The High Point Enterprise Mar 30, 1951
Truck Driver Out of This City c ound Dead; Suicid e Verdict LAUKiyBURG, March 30.— Rank* Hartis, about 40. waft found dead with a rifle wound in th« mouth at hi* home at Pink Mill yesterday. Sheriff Jesse C. Gibson ttaid today that the death had b«en pronounced a suicide. The sheriff Mid that HarU.%. who had Keen working, a » truck driver'at High Point, wait, found hy his wife who works* a« a bookkeeper at R .Pink Hill store. Th« man had h«en dead for several several hour*, th« Sheriff added. The wife found a note In which llurti* had written, "[ hate to do this hut it i* the only way o>it, the sheriff Mated. Hartta was a native of ' There 19 no Banks Hartis Itot- _ed hi t*« IHgfc Point City directory." directory."