KENTUCKY: The Fifth Chief

When young (28) Isachar Combs became police chief of Evarts, Ky. (pop. 2,100), he took on a pretty big job. Four other men had had the job since last summer. The first one just quit, the second one was shot to death, the third one quit after his assistant was shot and wounded, the fourth one quit after being arrested for drunkenness. Evarts, in bloody Harlan County, is a dry town in a coal-mining district and Evarts bootleggers do a good, steady business.

One day last week tall, skinny Isachar Combs and Patrolman Lewis Deaton locked up three men. One of...

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