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The Day- Book correspondent in his
"I am a living argument against,
my conviction. . '
"My youth was clean, married
early, a good woman, Southern born,
who was accustomed to the courtesy
of the South, where men pay homage
to women. She was bred to demand
the gentleness of men toward wo
men. "Now listen here " He paused
as he paced his cell "don't miss this.
"If I had been' what I aih charged
with being, if I was low and vile,
would a woman with her traditions,
her fine sensibilities, continue to live
as my wife? Isn't the answer to that
question the answer to charges
against me?" '
Frank-gave what he termed physi
cal and psychological reasons why he
could not have killed Mary Fhagan.
He maintains that the murder was
"If i was low and vile, the man I
am charged with being, would my
wife, with her fine sensibilities, con
tinue to live as my wife?" Leo M,