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Burnet County Bulletin (Newspaper) - March 17, 1977, Burnet, Texas
He or Oilra Conter inc. Xxx p. O. Box 536 Dallas Texas 7535 Burnet cleanup Day saturday army Reserve sending dump trucks see Section d army exercise units move into Burnet Burnet More than 1,000 members of the 6th cavalry brigade air combat Are in the process of setting up Camp areas around Burnet a with the base Camp at the Burnet municipal Airport to prepare for joint readiness exercise Jrex Gallant Crew 77 next week. The exercises is expected to be the most comprehensive electronic warfare and communications oriented exercise Ever conducted at fort Hood and around Central Texas. It is billed As Quot the largest army Man Uever exercise of its kind in the United states this year Quot by it. Gen. Robert m. Shoemaker commander at it. Hood. About 27,000 Active army and air Force personnel and 1,300 Reserve personnel will be fielded around Central Texas for the join get ready for 24 hour helicopter traffic army air Force exercise members a the 6th cavalry brigade Are All aviation specialists and from now through the end of the month helicopters will be in the air Over and around Burnet 24 hours a Day. Besides the base Camp at the Airport other Camps Are being installed on ranch land around Burnet. The troops will be totally self supporting within their Camps and will be More evident overhead than around the City said capt. Jack Parr Public affairs officer. Primary objective of Gallant Crew la is Quot to train and evaluate the joint readiness of selected Active and Reserve Ai my and tactical air Force forces in the offensive and defensive operations m an electronic War fare environment troops moving into the Burnet area Are from it. Hood and seven other installations and Reserve troops from 12 states including Texas. Army personnel will be head quartered at North it. Hood with elements of readiness command re combated at Macdill fab fla., establishing exercise directions. Camps Are being set up from Gatesville to Lometa to san Antonio. Re com has written a two sided free play scenario to meet the exercise objectives. During Gallant Crew 77, both a command Post exercise and Field training exercise will be conducted the cpx and fax both include opposing forces with elements of the 1st Cav. Civ. As the opposing Force ofor for the entire exercise. Ill corps 2nd army. Div 6th Cav. Be. Air combat units and elements of the 13th corps support com Mand co scam serving is the Friendly army forces Arfer will oppose the 1st Cav. Div. For Headquarters will be collocated with air Force forces afford at the Burnet county bulletin opinion against do taking polygraph i a thursday edition by Joan Puckett Burnet a Kalb disc jockey Mike Isbell who monday went on the air requesting opinions of his listeners As to whether he should take a lie Detector test concerning his reported abduction Svaicr wednesday that the station has been swamped by callers. At 10 . Wednesday Isbell reported that he had received 193 Calls who advised Quot against Quot his undergoing the polygraph test and four who were Quot for Quot it. Shortly after Isbell was found unharmed last wednesday mar. 9texas Ranger Troy Porterfield said he would submit to the test monday mar. 14. However Isbell told the bulletin last Friday that he had t yet decided about taking the test. On Quot Point of View Quot monday Isbell said he had decided Quot to leave that up to my friends and to the people that have listened to my radio shows Over the past five Quot Call me Quot Isbell said on the air. Quot i want to know How Many believe in me. I m Gonna show you or. Texas apparently the Calls have been coming in from not Only Burnet but from Austin Lometa Liberty Hill and Bastrop. Porterfield said monday that results of fingerprints taken from Isbell s car which was used in the alleged abduction have not been returned to him yet. Quot the investigation is continuing Quot is All Porterfield had to say on the record Quot i Hope to be through with it one of these since returning to Burnet later the same Day As the reported abduction Isbell has been critical of the fact that none of the officers made any Effort to return to the scene where he reported escaping from his Abductor until several hours afterwards. After being abducted from his Post on the air at 7 50 . Wednesday mar. 9 Isbell reported via Mobile phone that he was ordered to drive his own car during the ordeal. A Short while later radio station Kalb was swamped with Law enforcement officials and reporters As communications continued Between Isbell and Kalb station manager Harry Kaindl. Isbell reported that his Abductor did not want to talk on the phone because Quot so Many people in Burnet might recognize his about noon that Day radioed in that he had escaped his Abductor unharmed perhaps Quot leaving the Ole boy following is the text of Isbell s Quot Point of View Quot aired monday Ovar Kalb last wednesday i went through an ordeal that i will not soon forget i focus this program today to the people who know me personally and in particular to All Law enforcement officers who were present during that Day. Wednesday March 9, 1977. I m Mike Isbell and i la be Back in just a the abducted Point of View. Point of View that s where it All began by now you be heard me on radio seen me on television and i have been the subject of Many conversations for the past few Days. You have read about me in just about every newspaper now it s my turn. First of All Quot i was taken by gunpoint from the studio of Kalb where i do the morning drive show you be probably read All the details by now so i won t bother to go into them. But i have Many friends most pretty close right Here in Central Texas who have began to doubt my Story. Let s go into a few details Here. I was found approximately 13 Miles out of Llano on ranch Road 2323 by a Llano City police officer. As the cont on p a31 vol. 104 no. 20 4 sections 26 pages March 17,1977 Camp Swift East of Austin for the fax Quot three brigade Headquarters and a combined total of 8 to 10 Man Euver battalions and combat support units will oppose each opposing a for and ofor combat units on Post Wilt execute free play tactical operations to find one another s units and Man Euver their units against each other. Tank and mechanized infantry platoons will be moving freely across it. Hood s Man Euver area during this mock War. Quot no Winner has bean pre determined Quot officials said Quot re com evaluators and con trollers will often be flown directly to Field Sites where units end up facing one another to review their positions and tactical plans and than make a judgement on what unit Quot Gallant Crew 77 Wilt fully commit Ell Iii corps and it Hood units either As participants or in support of the exercise Quot according to Peg. It Hood s entire training area of More than 143,000 acres on Post will be reserved for free play Maneu vers Between combat elements of the 2nd army. Div and the 1st Cav. Div. Gallant Crew 77 will employ the realistic use of land area with cant on p. A3 jail Escapee returned a he must have just walked out. Photo by Richard Moree escaped prisoner John Charles Pullen is returned to the Burnet county jail by sheriff Deputy Gene schillings. Pullen managed to walk out of Tho Burnet county jail Early monday but was captured on a ranch to Milos East of Burnot and to turned within 12 hours of his of Capo. Board discusses nored lawsuit by Richard Moree in Burnett a a All we can do discuss it a Burnet school Board president Price told Board members tuesday night in reference to the Catherine nored lawsuit. The Burnet Cist is a defended and the Board was served Legal papers last Friday apprising them of the lawsuit being brought against them for allegedly violating Noreda a civil rights because of rules requiring girls basketball teams in Texas to play half court Ball. School superintendent Robert Wilkin told the Board that Quot Hie big concern was Legal fees possibly facing the school Quot i told nored that dollars should go to education not lawsuits a he said. Catherine nored s father Alvin nored is a Burnet attorney who has filed the complaint in judge Jack Roberts u s District court Wilkin said Quot nored assured me we would incur no Legal fees but would have to obtain a but if nored can t get us a free lawyer we would have to hire one a he stated nored is a Man of his word and i believe him when he says there will be no Legal Cost to the school District a Wilkin added Wilkin asked the Board a to let me explain the situation a a our dts Leif. Programs Are under the interscholastic league rules and we must support Wilkin told the Board that a there of late More Law suits questioning the authority of the Uil Are occurring a Wilkin said All colleges Are using the same rules a full court for girls basketball. Girls Are at a disadvantage when confronted with full court t a it a tall in College of they have Een playing half court a he said. Continuing he said a since we Are working under Uil rules we re c aught in the Wiik in said Quot All school person in Rife in Accord we favor full court basketball a he added that he is Quot hopeful that us will go to Price asked the Board members the express their feelings about a possible change to full court play for Board member Clyde Keele a Aid a most ways the change would be Good if the girls Are in condition if not. Done to put the people in condition i Felt i they girls would condition themselves to play full court Quot stated Board member Johnny Despain adding a i done to believe we have any girls that play full court Keele added Quot All in All i think the change would be Board member Sally Williams said she favored the change also by stating a the change would be cont. On p. A3 Burnet Burnet county s Jeu recorded in escape Early monday the prisoner was returned within 12 hours. John Charles Pullen age 33, a walked out of the Burnet county jail just before breakfast was Burnet county sheriff Wallace Riddell said that Quot Pullen Only had about 30 seconds to she the lock off the Riddell said a had just gone to get Pullen s breakfast thinking the lock on this inside door was locked. Quot the lock looked Uke it was locked but must not Hove caught Quot Riddell said. Pullen had made a device from a stick and a piece of wire to sup through the bars and lift the lock from the hasp. Quot he must have just walked out Quot Riddell stated. Pullen was captured late monday evening on a ranch about 10 Miles East of Burnet after he apparently had gotten lost and asked or. Mccoy at the ranch for directions. Mccoy became suspicious and called the sheriff s department. County Deputy Gene schillings returned the prisoner to the Burnet county jail just after 6 . Pullen has bean in the Burnet county jail since october 19, 1976 when charged with theft of an Auto. Pullen net been under a $2,500 Bond but Bond was never made. Riddell stated that he had advised the local radio station Kalb of Pullen s capture because Quot he thought everyone would rest easier knowing Puhn had been Burnet Landfill reaches capacity City to ask county for help by Charmain Harris Burnett we Ere now within Days of having our Landfill full Quot City manager Jack Tippit told the Alderman at the regular monthly meeting of the Burnet City Council tuesday night. A How Long the Landfill lasts depends largely on How much garbage is brought out during the chamber of Commerce clean up Campaign this week Quot he added the City of Burnet presently operates the Only Landfill in the county and it a accepting garbage from Bertram inks Lake state Ark and a number of county residents at a charge of $1 per Yard. Quot land for a Landfill is not popular and we Are negotiating for a Small tract 11 acres that i think we would find acceptably Quot Tippit said. A estimated that the n acre tract would last the City about three or four years. Quot Waara to the Point where we need to seriously decide of a Are going to continue accepting garbage from Bertram end inks perk a the City manager told the Council. Quot this is not the Lima to turn our Back on Bertram or inks Park Quot Alderman Bill Willcox recommended that the City Council approach the county commissioners with the problem and said Quot it should a a county tax Issue. I Don t see Why this City should Baar the Burden of a county wide mayor o l. Kassaw appointed Alderman Wilcox and James Fry As a two Man committee to. A cent a p. Al
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