The MAD COW MURDER
The Beartown Constable
got out of his truck and told the medical examiner to check out the body
of Farmer Brown while he questioned Mrs. Brown and Earle Masters.
"Tell me what happened."
said the Constable to Mrs. Brown.
"Well, my husband went to milk the
cows and it usually takes him fifty minutes, so after one hour I went
out to check on him. He was lying on the ground unconscious with a
round welt on his head. I figured a cow had kicked him. I
ran inside and called Earle Masters. He lives twenty minutes away
and is our closest neighbor. When he arrived, I asked him what to
do. He asked me if I had called the Constable yet. I said I
hadn't because I was too scared and didn't know what to do. Then I
called you, and and now you are here."
"Is there anything else?"
asked the Constable.
"I can't think of anything else."
said the Constable. He then walked over to Earle Masters and
started questioning him.
"Where were you when Mrs. Brown
called you?" asked the Constable.
"I was home watching TV."
replied Earle Masters.
"What happened after Mrs. Brown
"Well, Mrs. Brown called me on my
cell phone because she said she didn't know if I was home or not, and I
always have my cell phone with me. Then I drove to her house and
arrived ten minutes later. I asked her if she had called the
police or an ambulance yet. She said she hadn't so she ran inside
and called you. Then I waited here with her until you got here."
"Is there anything else you would
like to add, Mr. Masters?" questioned the Constable.
"No, I don't think so,"
answered Earle Masters.
"Mr. Masters you're under arrest."
said the Constable.
"Why are you arresting Mr.
Masters?" asked Mrs. Brown.
"He killed your husband."
replied the Constable.
HOW DID THE CONSTABLE
ARRIVE AT HIS CONCLUSION?
Check the next issue of Beartown
News for the answer.
FROM LAST MONTH
Beartown Constable, on an occasional day off, decided to ride his horse
to a neighboring town and participate in their annual rodeo. He
wanted to arrive at exactly 1 PM for the jumping competition.
Being very smart with mathematics he figured that if he rode at the rate
of fifteen miles an hour he would arrive one hour too soon; and if he
rode at the rate of ten miles an hour he would get there one hour too
the above information can you figure:
1. When the constable started his journey?
2. How far he had to ride?
3. At what rate of speed did he ride?
Constable left at 8AM and rode 12 miles per hour. The distance was