Clipped From The Paris News
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1954 BACKWARD A. W. Nevillt GLANCES Editor The Paris Ntws Cop Ingram Had Rubber Heels When "Tinee" Ingram had rubber heel*,'put on his boots forty- odd yean ago I think he was the first police officer who took that mean* of easing his feet which auffered from continued tramping of a : beat Presently some crap shooters and other small-time offenders of the law complained that Ingram was taking advantage of them because he could slip up on them before they could hear his boot heels hitting the walks. POLICEMEN mostly wore boots In those days because there were few sidewalks and paved streets and the mud got sometimes so deep that one_ wearing shoes'would find it? above his siioe tops. When I came- to Paris seventy-five years ago. City Marshal Catron and Pc- liceman Larkin Hunt wore boots with high heels and the noise they made: when running down the plank sidewalks was notice that somebody had violated the law *nd they; were after him. That was before we had concrete walks and the sidewalks made of 2x4 timber spiked together edgewise sent,out a sound like nothing else. THE POLICEMAN'S life was not an easy one, and never will be, though I am sure.it is easier now than .in those days. There were no, ears nor motorcycle* to 'take them places" where they were called and.they had to foot it. Sometimes, a city-marshal had a horse that he used at night in answering calls or making the rounds that included the red light district in northeast Parts, but the policemen made it on foot. They took the weather as it came and seemed to give it little attention. They had a lot of rough, work to do at times .and they did tile best they could. Paris was not the quiet town that it is today and they met whatever emergency arose, generally doing a good job. I knew them all and with few exceptions they "were real men, doing a good work.' • 13 YEARS AGO Tuesday, November 25, 1541 Members hip solicitation for Chamber of Commerce began and at noon the chairman of the committee said the workers were reporting excellent response. In Greenville Coach Raymond Berry of Paris Wildcats flipped a coin and High Park coach, called the turn, deciding to play the bi- district game Dec. 5, on the latter's field. Cotton ginned in Lamar County prior to Nov. 15 totaled 15,727 bales, compared with the 1940 total of 34,036 bales at the same date. Bible Thought Behold I was shapen in iniquity, and in sin did my mother con. ceive me.—P»». 51:5. Yes, we share the nature and impulses of lower animals; but we are also sons of God, and by faith we can resemble him. We have the choice; we need not resemble the spirit of the beast that goeth downward.