Johnstone, Albert Sidney 1973-07-11

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Albert Sidney Johnstone discusses his job as a Dallas park patrolman.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Albert Sidney Johnstone

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Date: July 11, 1973

Location: Dallas, Texas

Interviewer: Harry Jebsen, Patricia Hogan

Length: 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Began job with Dallas parks (1939), Describes problems requiring patrol at parks, Goodwill established at Fair Park Civic Center, Reviews promotions in park patrol, Past organization of patrol system related, Uniform of patrolman described, Recalls areas of patrol and trouble areas, White Rock Lake patrol and problems discussed, Mentions ghost of White Rock Lake, Biggest problems in recent years determined, Comments on alcohol problems in parks, Vandalism problems reviewed.

Tape 1, Side 2: Discusses effectiveness of park patrol, Relationship with city police mentioned, Lists qualities desired in new applicants.

Range Dates: 1939-1973

Bulk Dates: 1939-1973

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