Sat., Nov.11, 1950 in the Abilene, Tx Reporter - News
between p.m. R Y and Gov. Long Pardons 'Focibal! Bookie' SHREVEPOIIT, Nov. 11. (/Pi-- iov. Earl K. Long has granted a full pardon to Charles F. Gordon, 47, wanted In Slucveport to serve two years on a conviction of gamb. ling in 1916 and now under indictment indictment by a grand Jury In Florida on charges of operating a gambling gambling house. C.iddo Parish Sherifi J. Howell Flournoy said a copy of the pardon, pardon, signed by Long Nov. S, was received here Friday. The original original pardon has been forwarded to Gordon, now a resident of Dallas. G. M. Wallace, executive counsel to Governor Long, said in a letter lo FEournoy. Flo:irnoy said the pardon, in effect, effect, means Gordon, described by officers as a "football bookie" may return lo Shrcvcport without danger danger of being arrested on a bench warrant which the sheriff has held since Feb. 25. 1219. The bench warrant was issued by Judge .lames U. Galloway at request of District Attorney Edwin Edwin I,. Blewer. Gordon's freedom is threatened, however, by efforts of Florida of- licials lo have him extradited from Texas lo lace gambling indictments returned by a Dade County Grand Jury last Monday.