Brownwood Bulletin (Newspaper) - March 20, 1975, Brownwood, Texas
Thursday, March 20,1975
DEATHS AND FUNERALS
C. T. Dansby Jr., 44
DE LEON (BBC)—Services for Cullen Thomas Dansby Jr., 44, of De Leon will be at IO a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church of Dublin with Rev. Bob Perrin, pastor, and Rev. Billy Spencer, pastor of the First Baptist Church in De Leon, officiating. Burial with Masonic graveside rites will be at Lower Greens Creek Cemetery under the direction of Harrell Funeral Home.
He died at 12:45 p.m. Wednesday at a Hico hospital after a sudden illness.
Mr. Dansby was born Nov. 8, 1930, in Gatesville and married Nita Decker Dec. 19,1974, at De I .eon. He was a former resident of Dublin. He was a member of past master of the Dublin Masonic Lodge, a 32nd degree mason and served as district deputy grand master of the 67th Masonic District Grand Lodge of Texas in 1968-69. In Dublin, he was also a member of the Rotary Club, Development Club, chamber of commerce and Lions Club.
A graduate of Texas A&M, he had been employed by the Soil Conservation Service 20 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church in De Leon.
Survivors include his wife; a son, Charles Dansby of Granbury; a daughter, Ricki Dansby; two stepsons, Stephen and Mark Decker, both of De Leon; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cullen Dansby Sr., of Gatesville; and a brother, Charles Douglas Dansby of Fort Worth.
Garlon Bell, 66
DE LEON (BBC)—Services for Garlon Bell, 66, of De Leon were to be at 3 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church here with Rev. Billy Spencer, pastor, and Payne Haddox of Knox City officiating. Burial was to be in De Leon Cemetery under the direction of Nowlin Funeral Home.
He died at 7 a.m. Thursday at De Leon Municipal Hospital.
Mr. Bell was born July 19, 1908, in De Leon and was manager of the JRB grocery here nine years. He married Odette Gillock Dec. 13, 1930, at Dublin. He had lived in De Leon for 36 years, having previously lived in Brownwood and Childress.
Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Bob Huddleston of De Leon; three brothers, O. B. Bell of Goldthwaite, R. D. Bell of De Leon and Theo Bell of Longview; a sister, Mrs. Lois Upshaw of De Leon; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers.
Mrs. Sue Fields, 39
TIA, labor groups start joint meetings
DELAND, Fla.—Services for Sue Westerman Fields, 39, of Florida, a native of Brownwood, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Langford Funeral Home in Deland, Fla.
She died Tuesday afternoon in Florida.
Survivors include her husband, Richard Fields; two sons, Les and Jeff, and two daughters, Susan and Denise, all of Florida; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hill Westerman of Brownwood; two sisters, Blanche Springer of El Paso and Jill Cunningham of Cameron; a brother, Fred Westerman of Marble Falls; and one grandchild.
Russell Parker, 71
DE LEON (BBC)—Services for Russell Deulaney Parker, 71, of De Leon were to be at 2:30 p.m. today at De Leon Funeral Home with Rev. W. L. Milner, pastor of the First United Methodist Church of De Leon, officiating. Burial was to be in Stag Creek Cemetery.
He died at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at a De Leon nursing home.
Mr. Parker was born Oct. 4, 1903, in Comanche County and had lived in Houston before moving to De Leon about a year ago. He was a retired highway worker.
Survivors include five sisters, Mrs. Jack Graham, Mrs. Lela Parker and Mrs. Molly Franklin, all of Comanche, Mrs. A. A. Nowlin of Milano and Mrs. Emma Armstrong of Sidney; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Joe Wilcoxen, 20
CROSS PLAINS—Services for Joe Lynn Wilcoxen, 20, killed in a one-vehicle accident about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday near Burkett, will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Higginbotham Funeral Home in Cross Plains.
Burial will be in Sabanno Cemetery seven miles north of Cross Plains. Rev. Curtis Simpson is to officiate.
Mr. Wilcoxen was born Dec. 29, 1954 in Cisco and had lived most of his life in the Cross Plains area. He attended high school in Cross Plains and was a student at Cisco Junior College. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his father, M. P. Wilcoxen of Cross Plains; brother, Jay Wilcoxen of Brownwood; and a nephew, Jay Wilcoxen Jr.
Mrs. Dellis, 86
GOLDTHWAITE (BBC)— Services for Mrs. Ida Lester Dellis, 86, of Goldthwaite will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Goldthwaite Church of Christ with burial in North Brown Cemetery under the direction of Wilkins Funeral Home.
She died Wednesday at a Goldthwaite nursing home.
Mrs. Dellis was born Nov. 17, 1888, and married Willie Clark Dellis Jan. 30, 1912, at Mullin. He died in 1947. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Lee Ratliff of Goldthwaite; two sons, W. C. Dellis Jr. of Goldthwaite and Lester L. Dellis of Hayden, Colo.; a brother, Earnest Kennedy of Claude; a sister, Mrs. Delores Robertson of Big Spring; seven grandchildren; and ll great-grandchildren.
Comanche man to authority board
AUSTIN—Dr. Arthur Ivan Davidson of Comanche was named to the board of directors of the Brazos River Authority by Gov. Dolph Briscoe Wednesday.
The appointment is for the remainder of a six-year term to expire Feb. I, 1977, replacing Albert Brannan of Comanche who resigned.
Davidson owns a veterinary medical clinic.
HOUSTON (AP) - Joint meetings were to begin today in Miami, Fla. between representatives of Texas International Airlines and labor groups in an effort to end a strike that shut down the airline last December.
Texas International officials said Wednesday those participating in addition to representatives of the Houston-based airline include the Air Line Pilots Association, the Air Line Employes Association and the International Association of Machinists.
The Miami meetings which seek back to work agreements will be under the supervision of the National Mediation Board.
“The consolidation of meetings which had already begun or were scheduled to begin in Houston and Washington was suggested by Federal Mediator Harry Bickford, who guided tile airline and its striking ground workers to the tentative agreement reached last week,” the announcement said.
Service resumption for Texas International’s system in nine states and Mexico also requires the ratification of the tentative agreement with the striking ground workers of the Air Lines Employes Association, an airlines spokesman said.
The strike began Dec. I when ground workers left their jobs. However, the company did not
shut down operations until the Air Lines Pilots Association began honoring picket lines on Dec. 5.
Meanwhile, directors of the airlines voted Wednesday not to pay $206,250 in 1975 cash dividends on Series A preferred
The board’s decision was based on adverse financial effects of the strike and the difficult post-strike recovery period facing the airline, a spokesman said. The directors also cited a need to preserve maximum cash levels for 1975 operations and debt repayment obligations, he said.
SHOW GUEST—Carl Stewart of Brownwood, second from right, got “ringside” tickets to Friday night’s Bob Hope show here from, left to right, Herman Bennett, Ben Barnes and
Dr. Roger Brooks. Stewart saw a Hope show in the Phillipines in 1944 shortly before he was blinded by Japanese shrapnel. See story on page 1A.
Hostage describes climax of Huntsville prison seige
Slaughter cows were 50 cents lower at the Brownwood Cattle Auction Wednesday.
Stocker and feeder cattle were 50 cents higher. Stocker cows and cows and calves were in strong demand.
Prices were as follows:
Estimated total receipts: 768. Stocker steer calves wts. 250 lb-425 lb. 24-32; Stocker Heifer Calves wts 250-425 lb. 21-26; Steer Yearlings wts 500-700 lb. 25-29; Bull Yearlings 21-26; Heifer yearlings 20-24; Plain feeder steers 22-27; Plain feeder Heifers 20-24; Cows & calves-pr. Good 200.00-265.00; Plain 160.00-200.00;
Stocker Cows 16-22.
Slaughter Cattle, Fat calves 22-28; Fat cows 20-22; Utility & Cutter cows 18-20; Canners 15-18; Shells 14 down; Stocker bulls 24-26; Slaughter bulls 23-26.50.
REPRESENTATIVE SALES Dr. H. B. Allen, Bwd., 1625 lb. Yellow Bull at 26.50; L. L. Gwathmey, Bwd. 405 lb. Blk. Mf. Hfr. at 26.50; Star Feed Mill, Rising Star, 605 lb. Char. X Hfr. at 26.60; Bill Miller, Rochelle, 525 lb. Blk. Mf. Hfr. at 25; W. A. Huddleston, Sidney, 510 lb. Blk. Mf. Hfr. at 26.25; Ernest L. Fisher, Mullin, 360 lb. Blk. Wf. Str. at 28.75; B. F. Rainey, Goldthwaite, 290 lb. Blk. Wf. Str. at 32.25; Harold McBride, Bwd., 315 lb. Char. X Bull at 27.50; Ben Cook, May, 1095 lb. Roan Cow at 21.50; W. B. Rhoden, Rochelle, 705 lb. Blk. Str. at 28; Myrl Furry, Bwd., 370 lb. Blk. Wf. Str. at 28.50; Young Gamblin, Bwd., 6601b. Blk. Wf. Str. at 28.50; Joe Reagan, Blanket, 480 lb. Blk. Wf. Str. at 27.25; Regina White, Rising Star, 425 lb. Blk. Wf. Bull at 27.75.
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Owens sing Sunday
OWENS—A singing is set from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Owens Community Center.
HOUSTON (AP) - Terrified, exhausted and driven by three determined gunmen, the Huntsville prison seige hostages started their last journey together—a frightening trip from shelter into the uncertainty of a dark August night.
Ronald W. Robinson, one of the hostages, described the climactic moments of last summer’s 11-day prison seige in testimony Wednesday at the capital murder trial of Ignacio Cuevas, the sole surviving con-vict-gunman.
Cuevas is on trial in the death of Mrs. Julia Standley, a librarian-hostage, who never survived that last journey. She was one of four, including another hostage and convict-gun-man Fred Gomez Carrasco and Rodolfo Dominguez, who were
Three accidents here Wednesday
There were no injuries in three traffic accidents reported in Brownwood Wednesday.
Slayden and 19th was the scene of a two-car accident reported to Brownwood police at 8:15 a.m. Involved were a 1965 car driven by Ruben R. Packer of Rt. I and a 1965 auto driven by Pamela Harling of 1000 Booker.
A utility pole at 1200 block of Eighth St. was struck by a 1969 car driven by Randell F. Dewbre of 1616 Ave. D. The accident was reported to city police at 8:52 p.m.
The 300 block of East Commerce was the site of a two-car accident reported to city police at 6:04 p.m. In the wreck were a
1969 auto driven by Frances Adams of 205 Crescent and a
1970 auto driven by Paul Brown of 1511 Hawkins.
The accident on Tuesday in the HOO block of Center involving cars driven by Ima Boenicke of Brownwood and Marian Slayton of 1103 Center occurred at ll :45 a.m. The hour of the wreck was erroneously reported Wednesday because of a typographical error.
San Saba band to play at music meet
SAN SABA—The San Saba High School band will perform Saturday for the 60th annual convention of the Texas Federation of Music Clubs in San Antonio. The band is directed by Russell Lewis.
The band is representing the lith District of the music club group, which includes Abilene, Brady, Del Rio, Kerrville, San Angelo and San Saba.
killed in the shootout that ended the siege.
Robinson said the convict-gunmen engineered a crude bulletproof shelter, made of rolling blackboards and law books, to protect them as they attempted to leave a prison library and enter a waiting armored car.
He said Carrasco insisted that three women hostages be inside the shelter with the gunmen. One of those women was Mrs. Standley.
The rest of the hostages were handcuffed to a heavy rope attached to the outside of the movable shield.
As Mrs. Standley entered the shield, said Robinson, they exchanged last words.
“She said, ‘Well, Ron, you’ll sleep in your own bed tonight,’” Robinson recalled. His voice was ragged with emotion and his face contorted in pain at the memory.
“I told her she never looked more beautiful than she did that night,” he said.
Together, the gunmen and the hostages, began their journey into the unknown.
They moved the wheeled shield through the doors of the library, their prison arid fortress for ll days, and started down a ramp.
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(EDITOR’S NOTE: Information for this column released by authority of patient or relative.)
BROWNWOOD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Admissions Wednesday Brownwood—Mrs. Vivian Bowden; Iva Elkins; Karl England; Victoria Hess; Joseph Long; Betty Patton; Billy Trowbridge; Mrs. Bertie Woods.
Fort Worth —Marvin Anderson.
Santa Anna—Tammy Ellis. Coleman—Ruby Elmore; Martha Fox.
Bangs—Mrs. Dalphine Stephens.
Dismissals Wednesday Brownwood—James Dunn; Sandra Johnson; Annie Donnell; Rev. Ernest Roper; Sarah Stephens; Karen Ezra; Dottie Johnson; Edgar Bolinger; Laura Gober.
Coleman—Gary Crosby. Rising Star—John Aaron. Santa Anna—George Siefert. Brady—Frank Laureles. Bangs—Mattie Baker.
BIRTHS A daughter, Emily Dawn, to Mr. and Mrs. Erie Howard of Oklahoma City, Okla., March 17. Paternal grandparents are Mrs. Bob Hall of Oklahoma City and Claud Howard of Big Spring. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Michaels of May. Maternal great grandfather is Lon McDaniel of May.
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“I thought only of how glad I was to be out,” recalled Robinson. “There was a sense of immense relief.”
The hostages lifted tile shield past two turns in the ramp and went into the third when, as Robinson said, “the escape attempt was intercepted.”
“I saw doors of the dining hall (next to the ramp) open,” he said. “I saw three men there in body armor, helmets and with drawn pistols. Behind them were two firemen ... I saw two fire hoses.”
Moments later, he said, there was a shout: “Hold it right there! Hit’em with the water.” And suddenly the side of the shield wes blasted with a stream of water.
“I said to get down,” said Robinson, and he ducked behind a wall, still handcuffed to the shield.
Gunfire erupted, he said, “muffed, rapid and many shots fired close together. They appeared to come from within the shield.”
“There was a lot of yelling. Much confusion,” he said, and then tile water stopped.
“I heard them yell ‘turn back on that Goddammned water.’ There was no shooting. I raised up and saw a man at a window with a flashlight. I beckoned to him to come to our assistance.” In moments, he said, a man was beside him and two other hostages.
“He seemed to want to pick us all up in his arms,” said “I told him he had to cut the rope and he cut it with a pocket knife. We crawled up the ramp and down the other side.”
Moments later Robinson said he and two others were safe in the warden’s office.
Dillard to seek to regain title
Cotton Dillard of Lake Brownwood is expected to attempt to regain his title as world champion rattlesnake sacker this weekend in Ballinger.
Dillard, who lost his title to Booger Dechaume Sunday at the lith annual Brownwood Rattlesnake Roundup, will again sack snakes this weekend at the Ballinger 7th annual Antique Show and Jaycee Rattlesnake Roundup in Ballinger.
According to Dillard, Dechaume will be on hand to defend his title.
The Ballinger event is Saturday and Sunday in the community center._
Church of Christ slates meeting here
A gospel meeting for the Brady Ave. Church of Christ is slated for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Services will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited.
“The Christian Home” is the theme for sermon topics and Elmore Johnson will do the preaching.
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Nabers proposes obscenity guide
AUSTIN—Rep. Lynn Nabers of Brownwood has issued a bill to redefine obscenity under the laws of Texas.
According to the bill, the term “obscene” would apply to anything having a dominant theme that appeals to the prurient interest of the average person applying contemporary community standards; that describes or depicts sexual conduct in a patently offensive way; or that lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value. The measure describes what manner of sexual conduct would be con-sidered obscene._
Burk re-elected by Zephyr group
ZEPHYR (BBC)—Oliver Burk was re-elected president of the Zephyr Community Improvement Club at a covered dish supper Saturday.
Other officers include Mrs. Wallace Perkins, vice president; Waldo Fisher, treasurer; and Mrs. H. F. Gist, secretary.
Mrs. Carolyn Beebe, Brown County agent, discussed landscaping and offered a slide program. The invocation was given by Rev. E. G. Key, pastor of the First Baptist Church.
The next meeting will be April 12 at 7:30 p.m. when county agent Chuck Threet is scheduled to demonstrate grafting trees.
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