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Port Arthur News (Newspaper) - March 6, 1978, Port Arthur, Texas The amazing sp1der-Man by Stan Lee and John Romita no Maru to Ebun grf r Chui attack w8psb 1 woman in trance leads police to killer Chicago up a a woman in a trance spoke in the voice of another woman murdered months before and named the killer. On that basis a Hospital technician was charged with murder and eventually confessed. Police said re Ibias Chua went into the a a trance sometime last summer and in the voice of murder victim Teresita Basa declared Quot i am Teresita Basa a the voice speaking in tagalog the victims philippine language said she had been stabbed to death by Allan showery a technician at Chicago s Edgewater Hospital. When mrs. Chua awoke from the a a trance 30 minutes later she recalled nothing of what she said but her husband or Juan Chua. Remembered the nude body of miss Basa. 48, who also worked at the Hospital was found under a pile of soldering mattresses in her apartment building feb 21.1977. She had been stubbed to death with a Butcher knife and Hor apartment ransacked Chicago detectives had hit a virtual dead end until last month when they spoke to the chums about he they had been told about the chums by the Evanston police or. Chua said he and his w Ife were reluctant at first to Contact police for fear of looking foolish but the voice returned a second then a third pleading for help and the chums finally opened up Teresita Basa after determining that Chicago police were opt a minded. Chua told of his wife s trance in which she spoke tagalog with a a strange Spanish accent miss Basos accent. The detectives were not immediately convinced because mrs. Chula philippine native herself also worked briefly at the same Hospital and knew miss Basa slightly. Investigators questioned showery about the killing and he at first denied involvement. But police confronted the suspect with a detail provided by the voice a detail mrs. Chua probably could not know the voice said showery stole a ring from mis Basa a ring Matching one worn by the woman showery was living with confronted with this police said. Showery signed a statement last week in which he Admi ted killing miss Basa during a robbery it tempt showery is now awaiting trial on murder charges i homicide investigator Josepth Stachula. An la year police Veteran who spoke with the chums was asked if be believed mrs Chua s Story Quot i d just like to say i did t either a Keepf or condemn Stachula said a i did no to go into to Arn deep investigation of it. Hut it turned out the information they gave me was accurate it was the jewelry really that broke the Case a you know Quot to added a the chums Are not members of any occult group neither am Best Seiler showcase teeing the sword of Shandra by Terry Brooks Jefferson a past glory told by theater buffs a 6 a t 3, v flite Dago la it a t i Otier. It sniffy Smith Baus of Firch n Newe comes sheriff thit Yit Dic k thao up the a a Lull i Whoie Structure on ire cams and All of. To 0 it Down under. Ready ? a i Stev Canyon i was fool own Aav Mol St Beaumont Texas it Upit a travelling evangelist threw away the nude statues of Apollo and Venus but restorers have uncovered Gold Leat ceilings and other details of the past glory of the old Jefferson theater. The downtown landmark was added in Early february to the National Register of historic places that Means the theater cannot be destroyed and it Means we Are now eligible to apply for Federal Matching funds Quot says Earl Backhouse of the Jefferson theater preservation society although the painted Over Gold Leat ceilings cannot by saved. Brick Hood save the Jefferson again w til gleam As w Hen it opened in 1927 As a showplace for silent movies vaudeville travelling orchestras and cultural events the theater seated i goo in an old Spanish atmosphere Complete with six types of imported mar Hie in the lobby false moorish windows an 18-foot chandelier copied from the Palace of v or sallies and etched Glass in the powder room there were five floors of dressing rooms four safes Quot they must have been bringing in a lot it Money Quot a and a 20-seat screening room used by local critic Merita Mills a feared Merita Mills a the a also w As a ?9o-pipe Robert Morton theater Organ still operative. All at this Cost $1 million when built by the Jefferson amusement co More than 50 years ago it will Cost s3 million to fully refurbish the Organ alone Cost $30, Iii 1997 Ami in valued at $93,000 today Quot i used to play Hooky from school to come Over and put my ear to the door and just listen to the says Al Sacker. 58. Who eventually played for silent movies in the Jefferson and other Heaters. Quot it s the Only theater Organ in operation in Texas says Sacker now a music teacher who still plays it sometimes hearing him expertly pump out some of the old silent movie music As the giant Organ rises rom the orchestra pit on its Hydraulic lift makes one wonder Why they needed films the Organ is show enough the music stands it r the orchestra pit Are Antiques a Kudo Vialee did a stage show Here the year it opened a Backhouse says a the ordered these music stands and when they came he did no to like them so he left them Here Quot for a while the Jefferson s future was in doubt Gulf states Heaters inc bought it from Jefferson in 1988 and closed it in 1972 then the evangelist leased it a he got rid of the nude statues because they were naked and we Don t know what happened to brie House says. He made All these statements about wanting to buy the theater people began thinking we Don t w ant this Dow Ntow n Quot tuesday Camuy Dayt rib Eye Steak dinner any a a a includes soup Ano salad bar Bonanza Fula x a. A a it vol co the living Furnace. Circus peanuts match la v a it a pain tvs Sec by w Lite Del Ion Al Thiv her desert wasteland i life adapts Anil pics i hits Veals fourth i exciting National it. Ii Digraph u special be 5am the Avic that movie uja5 6rfai a Auance of �5 r to us Kat was to a boat / Well Uhll Lus. Well i thik i Pon t oppose Dat a&x1t Ixo nov an auk11 was it Tutson Weld nominated of Sesi supporting actress it i Lank k Fla ten Helo Over i i be National t icon Ruthk specials. Louii it in Lur Ana Vul la i a tit Oil lot the Best part bout grandma being Here tor lunch is we can sit boy girl boy girl. Quot tonight. Kuht/8 7 . For the in ire i mix. Imit it. For int. 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