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MARTIN ELFANT SUN LIFE OF CANADA LIFE HEALTH DENTAL 600 JEFFERSON SUITE 430 HOUSTON, TEXAS 224-0686 NOW OPEN HALF PRICE REcoRDsb iAGAzthims 151 si LAVAcji, AUSTIN, TOO IN DALLAS MOST** 4535 melCupart itt S211 14 LOVERS Wit 205 ZOO. QNC CLIFT ALSO 610 wASHING-FoN IN WACO public interest and the general weal. The plot-according-to-Jacobsen thickened when Bob Lilly of AMPI spilled everything he knew about milk money going to politicians to government prosecutors in October, 1973. Jacobsen and Connally then cooked up a cover-up scheme, according to Jacobsen, and Connally gave Jacobsen $10 thou in a cigar box with the agreement that Jacobsen was to claim the money given him by Lilly for Connally had been in a safe deposit box since 1971. The cigar box money proved to be ineligible on account of its dates, and so Connally allegedly gave Jacobsen another $10 thou in exchange for the first, this wrapped in a newspaper. Some of this story checks out with telephone company records confirming calls on the appropriate dates from Lilly to Jacobsen and from Jacobsen to Connally. Other testimony confirmed Conally’s trip to Austin and Jacobsen’s to Houston on the appropriate dates to receive the alleged cover-up money. But there are a few lacunae. Lilly testified that he had given Jacobsen yet another $5,000 intended for Connally. That, oops, had sort of slipped Jacobsen’s mind. And Jacobsen wasn’t clear on whether there had been one rubber glove or two in the famous cigar box. And he’d kept the cover-up money in his nightstand and he said he’d never offered to incriminate Lyndon Johnson or said he 12 The Texas Observer would testify that he’d seen Connally flush the wrappers on the original $10,000 down a toilet at the Treasury Dept. and. . . . Well, who knows what a jury will make of it all. They say that Dwight Chapin’s trial seemed to be the same sort of thing, that the government didn’t seem able to prove its case, but the jury brought in a guilty verdict anyway. But, They also said, that was early on, and maybe the Watergate blood lust is sated. Williams tried to make a big deal out of the fact that 49 of the bills in the second has been issued after 1971. How could John Connally, a former Secretary of the Treasury make a dumb mistake like that? Come to think of it, how could Jake Jacobsen, who has been in the banking business a lot longer than John Connally, make a mistake like that if in fact the whole tale was a self-exculpatory cock-and-bull story to cover-up his own embezzlement of AMPI funds? CONNALLY’S defenders stoutly maintain that Jacobsen is nothing but a sleazy, greasy crook who made all this up in order to plea-bargain his way out of the multiple charges against him for his own financial doings. Jacobsen may well be a sleazy, greasy crook, but are we to assume that he was an upright virgin all those years when he was so close to Gov. John Connally, and that sleazy-greasiness has only recently crept up on him? Turkheimer produced a chart \(Turkheimer is very big Connally had spent more time with Jacobsen during the pertinent period in 1971 when the milk price supports were under debate than with any other non-government official, including such old Austin faves as Larry Temple, George Christian, and Ben Barnes. \(Speaking of Barnes, he came up to visit the trial, lending moral support to Connally, he told the press. All during Jacobsen’s testimony, Barnes rolled his eyes, grimaced, and heaved audible sighs of disbelief from the front row where the jury could see and hear him. Edward Bennett Williams does not need that kind of help: Barnes did not Margaret Mayer of the Dallas Times Herald, one of Connally’s more fawning admirers, was alarmed by the mostly black jury. She couldn’t understand why defense had not moved to strike a female juror with an Afro “who resembles Angela Davis.” hanging juror we were able to spot was a white woman with a mouth like a rat trap . . . fortunately, she is only an alternate. We trust that the factor of a mostly black jury is off-set by the presence of Williams for the defense. Williams, in addition to being a fine trial lawyer, is also the owner of the Washington Redskins football team. And as nutty as the citizens of D.C. are about that team, that should be good for at least a hung jury right there. M.1. WRR RADIO 13 . . . STANDING FIRM FOR ALL POINTS OF VIEW. DALLAS’ ONLY FULL-TIME NEWS/TALK RADIO STATION.