SEQUELS: Billy's Last Fling

Most U.S. citizens—a lot of Comanches included—have never heard of Comanche, Okla. (pop. 1,500), a comatose little cotton town on U.S. Highway 81, half an hour's drive from the Texas border. But a fortnight ago, Comanche's undertaker, a chubby, balding go-getter named Glen Boydstun, decided to put the town on the map. His inspiration: a news item announcing that droop-eyed Bill Cook, cold-blooded killer of six, was to be executed (TIME, Dec. 22) in the gas chamber at California's San Quentin prison.

Boydstun got in touch with the killer's father, W. E. Cook of Joplin, Mo., and asked for permission...

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