Interview with Clay East
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QUESTION 5
INTERVIEWER:

Now, Hiram Jr., he wasn't that kind of person, tell me about him.

CLAY EAST:

Oh no, he was strictly business.

INTERVIEWER:

Can you give me an example? Other than the fact that he took your cousin's...

CLAY EAST:

Well, he had those contracts, as I told you. The old man just took people's word for stuff, but he had a written contract and a sharecropper on his place had to sign this thing, and his tools and everything was checked to him, and when they quit or something happened to him, they had to, it was checked to see that the owner, which was young Norcross, got all this stuff back, and if he didn't have any of it, he had to pay for it.