National Affairs: Hick Flatfoot

The streets of Dover, N. J., were wet with rain one afternoon last week. An expensive coupe rolled up the main street, parked impudently in a bus stop. A woman got out, went into a drug store. The man who was driving saw rain-caped Policeman Charles E. Ripley come over to him, but did not notice the concealed interest with which the officer observed his license plate—V-2880. "Don't you know you're parking in a bus stop?" Policeman Ripley began pleasantly. Then, before the driver had time to reach the two revolvers in his pockets,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!