The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, May 14, 1968, Image 3

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I/’ lej toe self, 'fatak t so 1(, poundr ^4 mi PPE )n, m, THE BATTALION Tuesday, May 14, 1968 College Station, Texas Page 3 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 defendant. 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 license. 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. R 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 Assistant Coaches A&M Student Teachers Gain Experience ce try an | 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 roll. 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 Bond. 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 aside. “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 kept silent. Schuchart watches for obvious mistakes which could be easily corrected. “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 teacher. 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 hurdle. “Do you want to run it again?” asked Schuchart. “Do I want to?” “Yes, do you want to?” “Do I have to?” “Yes!” 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 bandage. Back in the locker room, Schu chart hurried stragglers from the first class, when the second class flooded in, bombarding him with questions. “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. Toddler’s Visit Is Millionth For HemisFair 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. 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