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Tuesday, May 14, 1968
College Station, Texas
Jury Tampering Tried
In ‘Doctor’ Brant Case
KAUFMAN (A*) — Four mem
bers of the jury panel in the trial
of Freddie Brant, accused of
practicing medicine without a
license at Terrell State Hospital,
said Monday they had received
unsigned letters in support of the
Kaufman County Dist. A tty.
Harold Hollingsworth said he and
defense attorneys were surprised
to learn the letters had been sent.
“This certainly borders on jury
tampering,” Hollingsworth said.
“If I find out who did it I’ll file
charges,” he said.
Two men and two women, being
questioned as prospective jurors,
said they had received 4-page
letters praising Brant. Each letter
contained a note, “Pass along to
a friend,” and was signed “Citi
zens for Freddie Brant” and “The
People of Kaufman County.”
BRANT, 43, was indicted by the
Kaufman County grand jury last
January on charges of perjury,
forgery and practicing without a
Brant, who had never been to
medical school, used the name of
a doctor he had worked for as a
laboratory technician to get a
position as an intern at Terrell.
He first became acquainted with
the medical field when he worked
in a prison hospital while serv
ing a term for bank robbery.
After he left Terrell, Brant
practiced medicine in his own
clinic at Groveton, Tex.
THERE he became one of the
town’s most respected citizens,
and when it was discovered that
he was not a doctor, many towns
people came to his aid.
The Trinity County grand jury
returned two indictments against
the ex-convict doctor on charges
of practicing medicine without a
license and with forgery.
Shortly after receiving those
indictments, Brant was offered
three jobs in Dallas as an X-ray
and medical lab technician.
CARS BURN IN PARIS BARRICADE
Two students stand silhouetted against cars burning as a clash. There was no immediate count of the injured or
barricade in the Latin Quarter of Paris. Riot police crush- arrested. (AP Wirephoto via cable from Paris)
ed the latest and bitterest student revolt after an 11-hour
A&M Student Teachers Gain Experience
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By DAVE SMITH
Special Battalion Writer
Fifty boys mobbed into the
Lamar Junior High locker room
at 8:45 as Gary W. Schuchart, a
student teacher, prepared to call
Schuchart and nine other Texas
A&M senior physical education
majors, Billy Bob Sanders, Rusty
Russell, ^Andrew Smith, John
Poss, Bill Turney, Fred May,
Scotty Stroud, Mike Jenkins and
Daniel Jones are engaged in their
student teacher assignments re
quired for graduation.
The student teacher acts as an
assistant to the coach.
The coach at Lamar is Harry
The reason for student teaching
is to give the students the oppor
tunity to observe the coaching of
young boys under the guidance of
an experienced coach.
“The student teaching is a good
thing,” Bond said. T was a stu
dent teacher 15 years ago.”
Bond did his student teaching
while himself a student at A&M.
With the roll call completed,
the class ran to the athletic field
to continue its work in track
events; high jumping, shot put,
and hurdles. Schuchart had
helped demonstrate the neces
sary skills earlier in the week.
Schuchart was assigned to the
group attempting the high jump.
The bar was set at four feet
and the first contestant, who was
barely more than four feet him
self, came running toward the pit.
HE STOPPED short of the bar,
eyes wide and mouth open.
“Oh, my gosh.”
“Come on, you can make it if
you try,” Schuchart said.
The student teacher must try to
inspire confidence in the boys,
while at the same time command
a degree of authority and prevent
accident and injury.
Watching for injury is a major
concern. Schuchart pulled one boy
“Let’s have a one foot jump,
you can’t dive over it. Do you
want to get hurt?”
THE BAR was raised and the
boys kept trying to go over it.
One ran through the bar, then one
slid under. Schuchart looked dis
gusted land shook his head but
Schuchart watches for obvious
mistakes which could be easily
“You put your hand on the bar.
How are you going to make it
with your hand on the bar.”
The boys were a bit reluctant
to answer questions.
“Yeah, he’s all right,” one boy
said of Schuchart, high praise
from a seventh grader for a
The boys were not so reluctant
to ask questions. The day before,
each boy had two tries to make
a jump, while this group was
getting three tries.
“HOW COME they get three
tries; we only got two?”
Schuchart thought for a minute,
looking for an answer.
“Because this is the finals.”
The answer seemed to be good
enough. The boy trotted away.
Some class members were not
as eager to make good as others.
These boys often decide the stu
dent teacher will be easy to take
advantage of. Running hurdles,
one boy failed to jump the last
“Do you want to run it again?”
“Do I want to?”
“Yes, do you want to?”
“Do I have to?”
SCHUCHART later said that he
has to watch letting the boys get
away with too much, that you
must gain respect as a teacher.
In the locker room after class,
a boy was examining his skinned
elbow, Schuchart took charge
with spray medication and a
Back in the locker room, Schu
chart hurried stragglers from the
first class, when the second class
flooded in, bombarding him with
“Who jumped the highest in the
first period ? How high did he
jump? What’s the record?”
The cycle began again with
Schuchart calling roll.
Student teaching is an impor
tant part of the physical educa
tion program because it provides
physical education majors valu
able experience which they could
not gain from their books.
Dr. Linus J. Dowell and Dr.
Charles B. Corbin are the super
visors of the program.
SAN ANTONIO <A>) — Hemis
Fair recorded its one-millionth
visitor Monday. Eighteen-month-
old Mark Lynn , San Antonio,
took the honors, blinking and
shying away from a blaring band
as his mother carried him
through a gate.
Mark is the son of San Antonio
barber Fred Lynn. Lynn brought
his wife and son to the 92.6 acre
world’s fair as an afterthought.
Mrs. Anita Lynn had a down
town doctor's appointment and
the couple decided to take Mark
The lad won some prizes, in
cluding a camera, a case of beer
and two beer mugs.
Reading off the list of prizes,
San Antonio Mayor W. McAllis
ter got down to the beer mugs,
listed them and said, “Little ear
ly for you, boy.”
The Lynns also get a dinner
in the Tower of the Americas
Restaurant for themselves and
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