Roy Falls at Norris' gravesite

Roy Falls at Norris' gravesite

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Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Roxie Parker Saga - Her Testimony was too HOT to TROT (in the eyes of the Jury)

If any attorney sees this video, I want you as a professional, to analyze the following quote from Mr. Stokes … as it will convince you, I am certain, that as the author of the “Shooting Salvationist”, he has the analyzing capability of a fourteen year old teenager.

I quote from Mr. Stokes: “The key moment in the trial of J. Frank Norris was when Mrs. Roxie Parker walked into the courtroom. Mrs. Parker clearly stole the show. Her eye-witness testimony was riveting.
Had the jury voted at that moment, it would have been unanimous to convict”.

Now Mr. Stokes, this is why I’m giving you an F on your report … as the jury thought otherwise and considered the testimony of Roxie Parker too hot to trot and thus the jury rendered the NOT guilty verdict. The jury heard ALL the testimonies and knew Mrs. Parker’s testimony was unreliable. And Mr. Stokes, another reminder to you… that J. Frank Norris did NOT kill an unarmed man!

P.S. normally stands for post script … but in this case (aka) stands for Parker/Stokes …. each of whom was no fan of J. Frank Norris.

Is it any wonder then that perjured testimony would be forthcoming.

By Roy Falls

Friday, June 24, 2011

TOTAL HITS since August 2010 (YouTube and Blog)

From time to time we will post the total number of hits on YouTube and our Blog.

The total number of countries that have responded at this time is 37.

YouTube - 3,640 hits - as of June 30, 2011

Blog - 2,747 hits - as of June 30, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A Slanting Synopsis of J Frank Norris

"The Jury Has Spoken"

Go back with me to January 1927 in Austin, Texas. The setting takes place in the courtroom at the infamous trial of J. Frank Norris verses the State of Texas.

Imagine for a moment that the author of the latest account on the life of J. Frank Norris were present among the venire awaiting questioning by the defense attorneys. The author of the latest book, “The Shooting Salvationist,” has stated publicly he was brought up in the Temple Baptist Church of Detroit, Michigan. (For the record, J. Frank Norris was pastor of this church from 1935 to June of 1950.) Mr. Stokes has also affirmed that during his upbringing years in this church he heard endless tales about this “wild preacher from Texas.” His (Stokes) curiosity for further inquiry has lead to the publication of his latest book.

Now, Mr. Stokes comes forward in 2011 trying to convince the gullible public that he has discovered inside information which up to this point has not become common knowledge. Mr. Stokes, of course, was not present in 1927 … since he was not born until the year 1955. But he is present now in 2011, attempting to act as an all-knowing 13th juror (as it were). Any attempt to render some kind of guilty verdict does not coincide with the real case in which Norris was fully exonerated.

Now back to the imaginary venire interrogation. Question number one to Mr. Stokes:

1. Mr. Stokes, you have stated that you heard all these weird stories while growing up in Detroit, Michigan. Would you tell us from whom you heard all these weird stories concerning J. Frank Norris. Now the person from whom you heard all these weird stories had to have had some connection with J. Frank Norris during the time of those events in the mid 1920s. Is it not strange, Mr. Stokes, that information which you have gleaned was not forthcoming until after 1950? After you had reached an age of awareness you then began your quest. (For information purposes, it is the job of defense attorneys to “strike” an unfriendly potential juror if a note of bias is detected).

Without belaboring the issue, Mr. Stokes would be asked if he understood the significance of events which happened in May of 1950 at the First Baptist Church. This would end the first round of questioning. (Parenthetically, I add, I, the maker of this video can relate in detail the significance of May 1950).

Question number two to Mr. Stokes:

2. Is it true Mr. Stokes, that in this same Temple Baptist Church where you attended as a youth that no blacks were permitted to enter the church and certainly not invited to become members. (According to Baptist Top 1000). In view of your flawed attempt to associate J. Frank Norris with the KKK, the segregation record of your church policy becomes a crucial factor in determining your qualification as a potential juror.

For these reasons, if answered truthfully, Mr. Stokes would be disqualified from serving on an imaginary jury. And when the weird stories are fully aired, “The Shooting Salvationist” will become the “The Slanting Synopsis”.

Conclusion: Mr. Bob Schieffer of CBS News, who penned the Forward: I say to you “Sir, you have been snookered as well as the book purchasers.”

I make no apology in defense of J. Frank Norris and in spite of his flaws (when viewed in context) all these pale insignificantly compared to his heroic defense of the faith.

By Roy Falls

My videos are produced by the J. Frank Norris Historical Society


"I was there" ... and let me tell you... J. Frank Norris was no "racist". He welcomed "all" into his church. And if any KKK were in attendance at the First Bapt. Church in Fort Worth under Norris' ministry, he welcomed them in along with others, including prostitutes & drunks, as he was concerned for "everyone's" soul. That does NOT make someone an "affiliate" just because one sits down upon the pew!

A pastor can’t have 20,000 church members and not have some undesirables walk thru the doors! Gail Hawkins (as was told to me by my father)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Roy & Eula Falls 1947 photo and 2007 photo - 3 years prior to her death

Eula & I walked hand in hand from 1947 to 2009 ... 62 years. We never veered from our commitment, ever. Eula was fond of J. Frank Norris and cried when he died in 1952. Cherished memories will last forever.

J. Frank Norris asked my brother, Lloyd, "Where did Roy find that beautiful woman?"

Eula often spoke of wanting to fly like a bird when she reached Heaven.

With affection one toward another, is proof positive that there has to be a grand reunion just ahead.

Roy Falls


Roy and Eula Falls on the streets of Fort Worth in 1947.

Roy & Eula Falls in Granbury 3 yrs. prior to Eula's death.

J Frank Norris' Friends in High Places


Attempts to taint the legacy of J. Frank Norris have been long and torrid, but like fine metal, tried in the fiery furnace, the latter part of Norris’ life has not been without praise from those in high places, notwithstanding the dismay of bewildered bystanders.

On his trip to England, just prior to the outbreak of WWII in 1941, Norris received the highest forms of recommendations from notables in high places. On one of my previous videos, I have noted the high praise upon Norris by one of his former critics. I refer to the laudable editorial in the Ft. Worth Star Telegram upon the death of J. Frank Norris. On an earlier occasion, in 1941, the editor of that same newspaper issued a letter of recommendation to the British press expressing confidence that Norris upon his return to America would do much to cultivate the kind of sentiment which would turn out to be invaluable to the British. He reminded them of Norris’ wide range of influence in Texas and beyond. I was an employee of the son of this newspaper editor. In my conversations with editor Jim North’s son, I can only recount nothing but amicable relationships. This, bearing in mind that my association with J. Frank Norris was common knowledge among my fellow employees. As a sideline tidbit…my fellow employees nicknamed me “Little J Frank”… and by the way, these 200 fellow employees voted me as President of the union three straight terms.

I am indebted by Mr. Barry Hankins for much of the detailed account of this video. In addition to several cabinet members, who urged the British to treat with utmost respect, was also secretary of state Cordell Hull, who attributed to J. Frank Norris the ability to help arouse the American public to the menacing situation concerning the threat of Nazism.

Under Secretary of State Sumner Welles and Secretary of the Navy, Frank Knox, likewise echoed the same sentiments concerning the persuasive ability of which Norris possessed and would be useful toward promoting a positive affect in America.

During his visit to England, Norris concluded his tour with an audience in the chambers of Winston Churchill.

While I may disagree with some of the assessments, in which Mr. Hankins has portrayed J. Frank Norris, I nevertheless attribute to him the highest of motives on his part.

While I have never considered myself a “Norrisite”, I knew the man over the longest period of time than any other living person. Looming large in my mind however, are the glory days in which I witnessed a perennial revival spirit.

By Roy Falls
June 16, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Hounds of Hell Just Won't Let Go

I would hope with this one video, I could set the record straight and that the voices of revenge could be silenced once and for all.

After 75 years, you would think the voice of reason would finally prevail. I refer to the deliberate attempts of pundits who through all these years have perpetuated a half truth concerning a tragic event which took place in July 1926.

The killing of D. E. Chipps in which J. Frank Norris was fully exonerated, but nevertheless has been a lingering albatross on the life and ministry of J. Frank Norris.

One aspect of this event I wish to address at this time. All of the pundits, and there are plenty of them, and most of them have a hateful hidden agenda in which they dwell upon one theme they hope to make a case. They repeat over and over that J. Frank Norris murdered an unarmed man. The truth is, no one can prove one way or the other whether Chipps was armed or not. Without a doubt, when the coroner performed his autopsy, there was no weapon found, but one crucial fact should settle the whole matter. Waiting at the foot of the stairs was a volley of would-be Chipps sympathizers. Even if there were just one, that would be sufficient to prove the case. It looks awfully suspicious when these sympathizers quickly ascended the stairs. Compare this scene with the defense witnesses whose presence in the church office was not tainted with suspicion. The testimonies of these ladies is a credible or more so than the prosecution witnesses who had no business at the scene of action. All of the defense witnesses testified to the same essential facts. Their testimonies verified the fact that prosecution witnesses were seen retrieving an object from the body of Chipps.

L. H. Nutt is literally the only eye-witness who also testified that Chipps made a hip pocket move which indicates that Chipps indeed did have a gun. The record also records that the prosecution did not present the jacket Chipps was wearing which would have verified whether or not Chipps had a made a hip pocket move. If his coat had not been pulled back bullet holes would have penetrated the jacket. The prosecution did not want the jacket to be seen, so they withheld that important piece of evidence from the jurors.

Now the question is, which set of witnesses possessed the greater credibility. At this point in time, 75 yrs. hence, no one can answer that question. So the only conclusive outcome is; we simply do not know if Chipps was armed or not. So my point is simply stated. Pundits, you should admit that a half truth is sometimes worse than an outright lie.

By Roy Falls June 9, 2011

Socrates speaks:
Give heed to truth, let the speaker speak truly and the judge decide justly.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Our Blog Audience


From time to time we will post our audience listeners:

United States (Beginning August 2010)
South Korea
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Iran (new in February 2011)
Brazil (new in February 2011)
Guatemala (new in February 2011)
Singapore (new in February 2011)
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United Kingdom (new in March 2011)
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Australia (new in April 2011)
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Netherlands (new in April 2011
Egypt (new in April 2011)
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Czech Republic (new in May 2011)
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Friday, June 3, 2011

John Birch - The story of an unsung hero...the first victim of undeclared World War III.

After college, John Birch came to Fort Worth and attended the seminary at First Baptist Church of Ft. Worth. Visitation was his passion.

Under the auspices of J. Frank Norris, John Birch was sent as a Baptist missionary to China...and ultimately was shot execution style by the Communist party.

J. Frank Norris named one of the church buildings after John Birch ... 'The John Birch Hall'.

John Birch had been a personal friend of mine as well as Lloyd Falls, my brother, during the time we attended Dr. Norris' First Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas.

Most associate John Birch with The John Birch Society, which was formed several years after his death.

By Roy Falls


The name John Birch is best known in the context of the John Birch Society. But the real John Birch is a different story.

Birch had heard J. Frank Norris in Georgia in 1938. He was intrigued by the messages of Norris. After graduation of Mercer University, Birch enrolled in the Bible Baptist Seminary of which J. Frank Norris was it’s founder as well as pastor of the First Baptist Church of Fort Worth.

After spending about 1.5 years in Fort Worth, Birch headed for China as a missionary out of the First Baptist Church. Birch quickly learned the Chinese dialect, which enabled him to blend in easily with the natives.

His presence in China soon came to the attention of General Claire Chennault of the Flying Tigers of Burma. Birch had discovered the plane which carried the famous Doolittle. Escorting these airmen to safety soon caught the attention of Gen. Chennault. Chennault proposed Birch to join his intelligence service whereby agreed if he could continue his missionary efforts.

By virtue of radio signals, Birch enlisted the native Chinese to be a part of acting as outposts for the Flying Tiger airmen. Needless to say, John Birch became an integral part of disrupting the Chinese occupation of coastal China.

The climatic event which ended the life of John Birch took place in a northern Chinese province, where Birch encountered a group of hostile Red Army Brigade. At age 27, the life of John Birch ended in a way some have described as the first casualty of the undeclared World War III. The complete account story of John Birch has of yet not been completely told. But the heroics of this fallen soldier is the reason his name remains a part of the J. Frank Norris legacy.

By Roy Falls