I am posting the following information, after perusing John Simkin's new thread regarding the Earle Cabell and the disposal of JFK's casket.
September 25, 1975
Earle Cabell, Ex-Mayor, Congressman, Dies at 68
Former Dallas Mayor and U. S. Rep. Earle Cabell a dairyman and food merchant here for 30 years before entering public service died at
St. Paul Hospital here Wednesday at the age of 68.
A member of a pioneer Dallas family, Cabell followed the tradition set by his father and grandfather in serving as mayor from 1961 to 1964,
after a successful career as a businessman and civic leader.
He was elected to four terms in the U.S. House of Representative from 1964 to 1972 as a Democrat from the 5th District.
City flags will fly at half staff until after the funeral, which is scheduled for 11:a.m. at St. Michael's and all Angels Episcopal Church.
Private burial services will be held at Restland Memorial Park.
A resident of 3701 Turtle Creek, Cabell was hospitalized several times with recurring lung illnesses sincve he was defeated for a fifth term.
in November 1972. His death was attributed to congenital emphysema.
Born on a farm in the Oak Cliff area of Dallas on October 27, 1906, Cabell was educated in Dallas public schools,
Texas A&M and Southern Methodist University.
With his brothers, he helped organize Cabell's Inc., which began with some Depression-day ice cream parlors in Oak Cliff.
The business grew, and, in 1959 Cabell's Inc., operators of Cabell Minit Markets and Cabell's Dairies was sold to Southland Corp.
Cabell served as secretary-treasurer, executive vice-president, president and finally as chairman of the board.
He was also chairman of the board of Patio Party Products, Inc. and was a director and member of the executive committee of Grand Ave. State Bank.
Cabell divested himself of business attachments for the primary purpose of running for public office and devoting his life to public service.
"I only want," he said in a public talk in 1963, "to serve a city which has served me."
While in Congress he was a member of the House Science and Astronautics Committee and its Manned
Space Flight and Science, Research and Development Subcommittees. His experience as Dallas mayor earned him a seat on the District of
Columbia committee, and he served as chairman of its Business, Commerce and Fiscal Affairs Subcommittee.
In 1974 the federal building which Cabell had worked to obtain for Dallas was named in his honor.
Cabell attended St. Michael and all Angels Episcopal Church. He was a past president of the Texas Manufacturers Association, the Dairy Products
Institute of Texas, the Dallas Sales Executives Club and the Dallas Crime Commission. He was a member of numerous civic organizations, including the
Salesmanship Club and the Dallas Citizens Council.
He is survived by his wife Elizabeth (Dearie) Cabell, a son, Earle Cabell Jr., of Denver; a daughter Mrs. Elizabeth Lee Pulley of El Paso,
and four grandchildren.
Robert: Note the fact that there is no reference whatsoever to Charles Pearre Cabell, who had been relieved of his duties, along with Allen Dulles
after the infamous Bay of Pigs fiasco, of April 1961. In fact, the three Cabell brothers, Charles, Earle and Ben are each interesting characters.
One of the lesser known facts about Earle Cabell, was that before his tenure as mayor, he also served in the Corrections Unit at Huntsville Prison, in which,
some of whom were incarcerated were mentioned more than once in the supporting documents of the Warren Commission
also see, Arlington National Cemetery page for General Cabell below
Charles Pearre Cabell
Retired January 31, 1962, Died May 25, 1971
Charles Pearre Cabell was born in Dallas, Texas, in 1903. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy June 12, 1925, and was
commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery.
For five years following his graduation from the academy, Lieutenant Cabell served with the 12th Field Artillery at Fort Sam Houston,
Texas. He then was assigned to the Air Corps Primary Flying School at Brooks Field, Texas, from which he graduated in February
1931 when he went to Kelly Field, Texas. He completed the observation course at the Air Corps Advanced Flying School in June
1931 and remained at Kelly Field as a flying instructor. He was transferred to the Air Corps July 11, 1931.
Lieutenant Cabell joined the Seventh Observation Squadron at France Field, Panama Canal Zone, as adjutant in October 1931. He subsequently
served as commanding officer of the 44th Observation Squadron, the 24th Pursuit squadron, and the 74th Pursuit Squadron, successively, at
Albrook Field, Canal Zone.
In September 1934 he became a flying instructor at the Air Corps Primary Flying School at Randolph Field, Texas. Captain Cabell later served as
post adjutant and in September 1938 entered the Air Corps Tactical School at Maxwell Field, Alabama, from which he graduated in June l939.
In August 1939 he was detailed to the Command and General Staff school at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, from which he graduated in February 1940.
The following June Major Cabell went to Wright Field, Ohio, where he was assigned to the Photographic Laboratory in the Experimental Engineering
Division. After a period as an observer with the Royal Air Force in the United Kingdom, he was transferred to Washington, D.C., in April 1941 for
duty in the Office of the Chief of Air Corps, as chief of the Photo Unit. In February 1942 Lieutenant Colonel Cabell was made assistant executive for
technical planning and coordination.
The following month he became chief of the advisory council to the commanding general of the Army Air Forces. From June to October 1943
Colonel Cabell attended the first course at the Army and Navy Staff College.
He was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in the European Theater in October 1943 and on December 1, 1943, assumed command of the 45th Combat
Bombardment Wing. In April 1944 Brigadier General Cabell became director of plans for the U.S. Strategic Air Force in Europe, and three months later
was made director of operations and intelligence for the Mediterranean Allied Air Forces with headquarters at Caserta, Italy.
In May 1945, General Cabell was assigned to Air Force headquarters, where he became chief of the Strategy and Policy Division in the Office of the
Assistant Chief of Air Staff for Plans. In December 1945 he was assigned with the Military Staff Committee of the United Nations, and after attending the
London Conference, remained on duty with the United Nations in New York, as deputy and later as U.S. Air Force Representative on the Military Staff
Committee. General Cabell was assigned to Air Force Headquarters in August 1947 as special assistant to the assistant chief of air staff for plans, and the
following two months served as acting deputy to the director (designate) of the Joint Staff. In November 1947 Major General Cabell became chief of the
Air Intelligence Requirements Division in the Office of the Director of Intelligence. On May 15, 1948, he was appointed director of intelligence of the U.S.
On November 1, 1951, General Cabell was named director of the joint staff in the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Lieutenant General Cabell was sworn in as deputy director of Central Intelligence on April 23, 1953.
He is a rated technical observer and command pilot.
Enjoys spectator sports, plays golf, fond of fishing, swimming and horseback riding. Is an avid reader and enjoys good classical music.
Has the habit of taking a morning constitutional.
Opinions, Tastes and Evaluations
Enjoys Mexican cooking, particularly a good bowl of chili; partial to beef and fresh lemon pie.
Likes Western stories and good music. Tells a good story and has a sense of humor. Enjoys traveling, prefers warm climate areas.
Is a firm believer in General Arnold's philosophy that there is no such thing as "can't be done".
Stresses intellectual integrity; loyalty and sincerity off relationships; precision and decisiveness; and frowns on premature judgment,
shortcuts, cure-alls, talkativeness and bombasticity.
Penetrating in his evaluations of people and tasks. Has tremendous energy with ability to contain pressure. Is frank and direct, exercising
integrity and fairness in all decisions.
His colleagues and associates have stated that, "when working with General Cabell, personal integrity, leadership and patience abound.
The general is always fair and open-minded; and inconsideration is unknown to his behavior".
Decorations and Medals
Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit
Distinguished Flying Cross
Bronze Star Medal
Air Medal with oak leaf cluster
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
World War II Victory Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Order of the British Empire (Honorary Commander)
National Order of the Legion of Honor, Degree of Chevalier (France)
Croix De Guerre with Palm (France)
Commander, Order SS Maurice and Lazarous (Italy)
General Cabell and his wife, Octavia Jacklyn DeHymel Cabell, are buried in Section 5, Grave 55, of Arlington National Cemetery.
Cabell, Octavia Jacklyn DeHymel
The wife of Charles P. Cabell, Sr. 93, a volunteer with charitable, service and cultural organizations, died of a thyroid disorder November 4, 1995 at the
Arleigh Burke Pavilion in McLean. Mrs. Cabell was the widow of retired Air Force General Charles P. Cabell Sr., who also had served as deputy director
of the Central Intelligence Agency. He died in 1971.
Mrs. Cabell was born in San Antonio and graduated from Incarnate Word College. In 1941, she came to Washington with her husband.
Her volunteer work included service for the National Symphony Orchestra, Travelers Aid Society and United Service Organizations, where she had
served as a board member for several years. She was a former president of the Texas State Society and, in this capacity, organized an inaugural
reception for Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1961. Mrs. Cabell also had served as president of the Air Force Officers Wives Club during the years
immediately following the establishment of the Air Force as a separate service in 1947.
Her activities also included work with the National Society of Arts and Letters, the American Newspaper Womens Club and the Soldiers, Sailors, Marines
and Airmen's Club.
Survivors include three children, retired Air Force Brigadier General Charles P. Cabell Jr. of Colorado Springs, Catharine Cabell Bennett of Annandale
and Benjamin Cabell of West Grove, Pa.; a brother, Cushing DeHymel of Pasadena, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.
Former Local City Manager, Elgin E. Crull Dies at 68
Funeral Services for Elgin E. Crull, 68, of 9424 Hobart, Dallas city manager from 1952 to 1968, will be held at 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday at Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Chapel at 7405 Northwest Highway. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
He died Sunday in a Dallas hospital.
A native of Louisville, Ky., he came to Dallas in 1931, and worked on the old Dallas Journal from 1932 to 1938, when the
Journal was sold and merged with the Dallas Dispatch.
He was hired in 1939, as an assistant by then City Mgr. James W. Aston, who 27 years later, as board chairman of Republic
National Bank, once again hired Crull to become vice-president of the Howard Corp. and vice-president of the bank.
He became city manager in 1952, following the resignation of Charles Ford and held the post during the administration of
four mayors. J. B. Adoue Jr., R.L. Thornton, Earle Cabell and Erik Jonsson.
During his 14 years as city manager, Dallas experienced its greatest growth under Crull's tight efficient city government.
He is credited with creating a series of capital improvement programs which resulted in extensive public works projects.
The present city hall, Memorial Auditorium, Love Field Terminal and much of the city's major thoroughfares
were among projects completed while he was in office..
An Air Force officer during World War II, he completed his active military service as a major and worked on the mangement
control staff at the Pentagon.
He was past president of the Texas City Managers Association, a member and past vice-president of the International
City Managers Association and a member of the Municipal Finance Officers Association.
Survivors include his wife Virginia, and one brother Donald B. Crull.
Here is something from a little over a year before the assassination, that seems like it should at least be known, no sinister
implications implied, but it was the first time I had heard of Free, Inc. and it seems Mr Gardner
was trying to give Captain Ryker the same kind of wrapped in the American flag treatment, General Edwin Walker received.
September 13, 1962 AF Anti-Red Crusader Muzzled, Group Charges
Fort Worth, Texas
A leader of the Free Inc., charged here Wednesday that an Air Force
officer has been "muzzled" because certain films and tapes used for
lectures were not been cleared by the Strategic Air Command.
Melvin Gardner of Fort Worth, President of Free,
[Freedom Requires Economic Education] Inc., said the transfer
of Capt. Kenneth W. Ryker from Carswell Air Force Base to
Goose Bay, Labrador, was "another example of military
Capt. Ryker has been delivering lectures for Free, Inc.,
organization on communism and other threats.
Most of these films, filmstrips and tape recordings
used to illustrate these lectures were cleared by the Strategic Air
Command, said Gardner, some were not however.
Col. Roderick G. Darehus, base information officer
at Carswell, identified three films,
["A Look at Communism," "Communist
Encirclement - 1961" and "A Look at
Socialism"] a filmstrip and tape
[Ten Nations and the U.S.A."]
and a Paul Harvey tape, ["The Testing of Time,"]
as those not cleared by the SAC.
The base officer said the objections to the material
arose because it contained criticism of
1 governments of allied countries
2 actions by former U. S. government leaders
and 3 of government programs.
Gardner said a number of groups have
asked to hear the programs sponsored by Free Inc.,
which feature Capt. Ryker as speaker.
"It now appears that the muzzling of Capt. Ryker
is complete," he said.
Gardner said some military officers felt
the transfer of the Air Force officer was
"highly irregular," since Ryker was
eligible for retirement in just a few months.
Free Inc., sponsors a Citizenship Training
Program as a educational program "to
acquaint our citizens with the threat
to our liberty posed by alien ideologies."
The programs he said are designed to
motivate Americans to take positive action
to promote fundamental principles "which made
Certainly not the first time Carswell AFB has surfaced regarding
the JFK Assassination....
ie Doran, the Odd Couple at Carswell, wasn't Oswald's half-brother
John Pic stationed there for awhile?
Edited by Robert Howard, 29 September 2010 - 01:06 AM.