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United Press International
HOUSTON — A former drinking
‘uset - -"o
ategie ^ yjjy 0 f Fort Worth industrialist
ation, w e ; u llen Davis Thursday told a judge
!rr >ize our e reported a multiple murder plot
ien, lytlia! atched by the playboy millionaire
eive dt(n i order to avoid involvement in a
David McCrory, a 10-year conhd-
nt of Davis, said the industrialist
lanned the abduction-slaying of
jveral persons, including his own
rother, Bill Davis, with whom he
ad fought for control of the family
‘I didn’t want to be mixed up in
lanning any murder," McCrory
‘Cullen Davis wanted his brother
illed. He wanted me to hire some
eoole to kidnap him, take him to
s . I L „ i 1 1
ton Sinitl; nother state where he had been
^ r ,* )er dn-diving and make it look like he
Work forCwned. _
McCrory’s testimony opened the
jurth day of a pre-trial hearing in
_ihich Davis’ defense team is seek-
tnents W ig to block introduction of prosecu-
on e ofi! on evidence in Davis solicitation of
lecapital murder trial scheduled to
Davis is charged with soliciting
e murder of Judge Joe Eidson of
ort Worth. At the time, Eidson —
ut Ml Wb owas not harmed — was presid-
’ S T ig over Davis’ divorce from his
!S awar ^e, Priscilla.
Davis’ attorney, Richard
Racehorse” Haynes, repeatedly
pnze, wii )arre( j w jth McCrory over how he
'l • 3i ti me to tum on a longtime friend
nd provide evidence for prose-
c Sweo McCrory consistently resisted
ihm prize [aynes detailed cjuestions with
sh-Amer» ich responses as “1 really don’t re-
ithor Is lember" or “You’ll have to clarify
t Bour question, Mr. Haynes.”
■ Haynes was trying to erode
■cCrory’s credibility by exposing
■consistencies between his tes-
Bmony before State District Judge
Wallace "Pete” Moore and tes-
Imony McCrory gave last month in
I a ^° rt bond hearing.
Ivl The defense lawyer, trying to stir
ispicion that law enforcement au-
lorities framed Davis, also ques-
oned McCrory about how much
wney federal authorities were pay-
low I han
, the roed
:, is thei
itly 37 &
i a secret!
kcs foun ig him.
i employ McCrory currently receives $950
rude tol month for rent and food and has
the eilovernment sponsorship under
Irovisions of the Federal Protection
ot necess ct, which authorizes aid to witnes-
fourciti; ss in trials.
isor wm Haynes also asked whether
ty of then IcCrory had been promised im-
protecti imnity from prosecution in ex-
eblowen hange for evidence against Davis,
wer is pi IcCrory ^aid Assistant U.S. Attor-
■ reporti ey John Sweeney had told him he
he refbn robably would not face trial.
■ protect McCrory stuck to testimony that
nagemei f initiated contact with Fort Worth
endangs BI agent Ron Jannings and de-
ctv. Iae d the bizarre plot to the agent
will ! id others.
id will: . bim I didn’t want to be
intseitlf 'ijed up in planning any murder. I
n S Prola M never done anything like that. 1
sel orci imntarily went to the FBI. I vol-
*rals. "itarily came forward,” McCrory
ter signt ® lt ''
ctorsga | Now living in an undisclosed loca-
ibineti 'on, McCrory said he and his family
denCa F been threatened since Davis
m andii arrested and charged with sol-
fation of the murder of the divorce
_ was in fear of my life. I have
r en threatened. My family had
ocn threatened, McCrory said.
1 a y n ^ s spent Wednesday tedi-
P y going over how McCrory and
agents used various recording
i ICes t° gather evidence against
L Vl f’ . 0 says he had several con-
hi. a 10ns about the planned
MIDNIGHT YELL PRACTICE: For the Houston game will be held
in the Astrodome parking lot in Houston at the Kirby Drive
entrance (main entrance).
MIDNIGHT MOVIE: Gumball Rally,” about the most outrageous
and maniacal marathon car race ever, where the contestants speed
from New York to California in quest of first place honors and an
outlandish trophy — a gumball machine — will be shown in Rud
TAMU ROADRUNNERS: The first annual TAMU Roadrunners
midnight run will be held tonight. Check in at G. Rollie White
Coliseum at 11:30 p.m. Call Mike Fredx at 846-6601 for informa
TAMl RACQUE I BALL CLUB: The doubles tournament begins at
6 p.m. in Deware Field House.
AGGIE CINEMA: Presents Looking For Mr. Coodbar,” a story of a
woman who is torn between her teaching career and her pomiscu-
ous nightlife, will be shown at 8 p.m. in Rudder Theater
AGGIE CINEMA: Looking For Mr. Goodbar” will be shown at
10:30 p.m. in Rudder Theater.
b OOI BALL: The lexas Aggies will play The University of Houston
at the Astrodome in Houston at 7:30 p.m.
CROSS COUNTRY: The women’s team will travel to Carbondale,
Ill., for the Southern Illinois Invitational.
A&M WHEELMEN: Registration for “Son of Half-Fast Hundred”
Century race will be at 7:30 a.m. at Rudder Fountain.
BASEMENT COFFEEHOUSE: Will have live local entertainment
BRIDGE CLUB: A novice bridge tournament, designed for begin
ning bridge players, will be held at 1:45 p.m. in room 212, MSC.
POLITICAL b ORUM: Hosts a Mayors Panel: The Future of the Big
Cities. The mayors of Houston, Austin and San Antonio will
present a panel discussion of some of the problems facing the big
cities. The panel includes Jim McConn (Houston), Carol McClel
lan (Austin), and Lila Cockrell (San Antonio). The panel will begin
at noon in room 206, MSC.
TI RKEY SALE: Members of Alpha Zeta will be selling smoked
turkeys for Thanksgiving and Christmas to raise money for student
scholarships and service projects. To order, call 845-5380 or 822-
2088, Monday-Friday 7-11 p.m. from Oct. 12-Nov.2. Members of
Alpha Zeta will meet in room 305, Rudder Tower at 7:30 p.m.
FILM: The MSC Arts Committee presents “A Night of Fun and
Animation,” starring Mel Brooks, Bambi, and the Unbelievable
Bugs of Malacapalacapoo to explore the world of experimental
fantasy. The movie will be shown at 8 p.m. in the Basement
OFF-CAMPUS STUDENT ASSOCIATION: Will meet at 5:30 p.m.
in the Student Programs Office Conference Room in tire MSC.
GOLF: The men’s team will play at the Braswell Intercollegaite in
Let Sunshine into your life!^
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coin operated machines
attendant on duty at all times
Wash, dry and fold services done in-house
air conditioned lounge with T.V.
Professional dry cleaning and laundry service
Town and Country Shopping Center
THE BATTALION Page 9
FRIDAY. OCTOBER 13, 1976
Machine can read aloud
United Press International
BOULDER, Colo. — A computerized reading machine for the
blind that Colorado University recently bought is the most important
breakthrough for sightless people since Braille was invented, a school
official said this week.
Homer Page, director of the university’s Office for Disabled Stu
dents, said the university began testing the machine last January and
purchased it recently from Kurzweil Computer Products of Cam
bridge, Mass., through a $20,000 grant provided by the Swan Foun
“It creates tremendous opportunities for blind people to have ac
cess to a truly equal education,” said Page, who is blind.
“In five years, every university in the country will have one, and
eventually they will be cheap enough to afford and small enough to fit
in a briefcase, opening up career opportunities now impossible for
The television-sized reading machine scans a book or typed sheet
line for line, turning it into spoken words. It has been programmed
with English grammar and pronunciations well as 3,000 exceptions
The machine can spell words, describe punctuation and tell the
user, by voice, if the printed matter is upside-down or crooked. The
pitch and rate of the voice are adjustable.
The reader originally was loaned to the university last January by
the National Federation for the Blind in order to test the equipment.
Officials said the school was the only university chosen for the pilot
program, which involved five machines nationwide, because of its
well-developed program for handicapped students.
Page said many blind students had found the machine invaluable
since its arrival. The federation announced last June the reader would
be sold to the highest bidder.
Page said the machine was “the most important breakthrough for
blind people since the invention of Braille 150 years ago.”
He said 10 to 12 university students use it every week as well as
people from the Boulder community.
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Bill Clements will bring a strong, fresh and tough
approach to our government in Austin. He is a
businessman, not a politician.
Bill Clements started with nothing and built a
successful, worldwide company with hard work and the
skill to manage men and money. And now Bill Clements
wants to preserve the future of our state and he wants
the working people of Tfexas to have the same oppor
tunities he had.
With his proposed "Thxpayers’ Bill of
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protecting Tbxans from excessive taxa
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As former Chairman of the Southern
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