Newspaper clipping headlined, "Clements names committee to fight Texas war on drugs," June 11, 1979
News clipping from the Houston Chronicle, "Clements names committee to fight Texas war on drugs," June 11, 1979. News clipping lists names and positions of committee members, including Ross Perot, chairman of the board; Dr. Abner McCall, Baylor University President; and Dr. James Zumberg, Southern Methodist University President.
Clippings (information artifacts)
United Press International
Perot, RossMcCall, Abner V.Zumberg, James H.
"Texas Governor Term 1, 1979-1982"
Texas A&M University
Cushing Memorial Library and Archives
"Governor William P. Clements, Jr. Official State Papers, 1st Term, 1979-1983"
PR Press Office | 1st term
Texas State library and archives commission
Clements Texas Papers
ee-11- 27 • Clements names committee to fight Texas war on drugs AUSTIN (UPI) — The drug problem in Texas has become so serious to Gov. Wil- liam P. Clements Jr. that he has named a -Texans War on Drugs" Committee in an effort to battle the problem. Named to the panel were the presidents of Baylor and Southern Methodist univer- sities, a member of Texas' Public Safety Commission and 10 others to serve with H. Ross Perot. Several months ago, Clements an- nounced Perot had agreed to head a blue- ribbon citizens' panel to advise him and law enforcement officers and prepare a plan for an all-out effort to curb drug traffic. Perot is chairman of the board and president of Electronic Data Systems of Dallas. Clements said the group's recoxrimen- dations could extend to reorganziation of state law enforcement agencies, inter- state compact, cooperative efforts with Mexico and educational projects for citi- zens, business and government agencies. Named to the committee: . • Dr. Abner V. McCall of Waco, Baylor president. • Dr. James H. Zumberg of Dallas, SMU president. • Houston attorney David Allen. • William B. Blakemore II, Midland oil- man, rancher and senior member of the three-man commission that oversees operations of the Texas Department of Public Safety. • Bob G. Bailey of Abilene, head of a highway contracting and bridge building company. • Othal E. Brand of McAllen, head of a produce growing and processing firm. • Dr. Leighton Farrell, pastor of High- land Park Methodist Church in Dallas. • El Paso attorneys William B. Hardie Jr. and Tad R. Smith. • Corpus Christi attorney Hayden W. Head Sr • Ottis E. Lock of Lufkin, a former state senator and ex-lumber company executive. • Wilbur C. Perryman of Athens, presi- dent of an oil and gas production compa- ny. • Holt Atherton of San Antonio, head of a machinery company.