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The Whitman boys received toy guns as gifts, followed shortly by real ones. C. A. boasted, "I'm a fanatic about guns. " In this, as in many other things, the elder Whitman insisted on excellence. " Given C. 11 C. A. Whitman had ambitions and wanted a better, more comfortable and accomplished life for his children than he had experienced. He may also have suffered from a need to relive his youth through his eldest son. Their experiences in the Boy Scouts of America provide a good example of the father's pressure on his son to excel.
And Mrs. G. R. Wruck. " 27 On 29 May 1961, she graduated from Needville High School with fifty-three other classmates. By that time she had decided to major in science in the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin. She had been inspired to teach. The high schools of the Rosenberg-Needville area had a long tradition of publishing "Wills and Prophesies" of each year's senior classes in the local newspaper. 28 Kathy Leissner was well prepared to enter the University of Texas, and would complete her degree program on time.
22 Palm Beach Post, 3 August 1966. " 24 Rosenberg Herald-Coaster, 22 July 1943. , 7 February 1960; Austin American-Statesman, 7 August 1966. 26 Rosenberg Herald-Coaster, 21 July 1960. , 25 May 1961. , 28 May 1961. 29 Austin American-Statesman, 2 August 1966; Newsweek, 15 August 1966; APD Files: Statement of Francis J. , 13 September 1966 and The Daily Record of C. J. Whitman, entry of 23 February 1964. 30 Connally Report, p. 2; Texas Observer, 19 August 1966; Life, 12 August 1966. 31 Rosenberg Herald-Coaster, 19 July and 19 August 1962.
A sniper in the tower: the Charles Whitman mass murders by Gary M. Lavergne