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Dec. 28-31, 1965 Funeral services for Burnice Edward Wright of Lohn, victim of a Christmas Eve car accident were held Sunday at Wilkerson Chapel followed by services in Marion Cemetery in Waldrip. Wright, an 18 year-old senior at Lohn High School, died Friday night about 9:45 of injuries received in a one-car accident three hours earlier. Burnice and his brother, Curtis , 24, of Brackettville, were returning to Lohn when Burnice lost control of his Ford Mustang on a curve about six miles west of Brady on the Coleman Highway. The car crossed the center stripe and traveled 447 feet out of control. It overturned three and one-half times before coming to rest in a field on the left side of the road. The brothers were both thrown from the vehicle. Burnice was born Nov. 25, 1947. He was a class officer at Lohn all through high school. He lettered in football and basketball and was chosen most popular of his 1965 class. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Ben H. Moore of the Santa Ann Presbyterian Church and the Rev. Bill Baker of the Brady Central Baptist church. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Clarence Lohn; two brothers, Curtis Wright of Brackettville and Victor Ray Lohn of Lohn; a sister, Lyla Louise Lohn of Lohn. Pallbearers were Charles Yarborough, Carl James, Charles Martin, Kenneth Hewett, David Moore and Jimmy Rodrique. Honorary pallbearers were Wilson Bloomer, Fowler Solsbery, Roy Short, Burl Myers, Tommy Moore, Richard Moore, Dickie Moore, Lynn Fullager and Joe Byrd. *** Christmas burglaries hit Brady businesses Six burglaries and attempted safe robberies marred the Christmas weekend in Brady. Sunday morning City Police and Sheriff's departments investigated burglaries at Farmers-Ranchers Co-op Elevator office, Dick and Bob's Domino Parlor, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co, George Tractor Co., Brady Cooperative Poultry Association and Wilson' Feed Mill. The Farmers-Ranchers Co-op was entered by breaking a window. The burglar knocked the knob from the safe but failed to open it. He took approximately $3 from a drink machine. The front door of Dick and Bob's Domino Parlor was kicked in and the building ransacked. Money was taken from a soft drink machine. Officers found a footprint at the scene, the only clue to the identity of the perpetrator. Entry was gained at the Pepsi-Cola office by pulling off a screen and breaking a window. About $5 was taken from the cash drawer. An unsuccessful attempt was made at knocking the hinges off of the safe. The safe at George Tractor Co., was not locked and the culprit took about $3 from a small compartment. The building was ransacked. At the Brady Poultry Co-op, entry was made by breaking a glass in the north door and reaching through to pull the bolt. The knob was knocked off a large safe but it was not opened. A money drawer yielded the burglar $5. The building was ransacked in search of money. The burglar also hit Wilson Feed Mill though it was not discovered until Monday. A door was broken to gain entry and once again the building was ransacked. Sheriff Luke Vogel said the footprint that was found at two of the scenes was the only clue they had. "I think there was only one person involved and that we will have an arrest in a few days." Vogel said. Police Chief Dorman Gibbs said the same thing happened in Mason and Fredericksburg and that he believes it was someone on their way to San Antonio. He also stated that it appeared the burglar had been to these locations before since he knew where to gain access. "The person lacked experience. He had probably heard about the method of opening safes but didn't know how to apply it," said Gibbs. *** McCulloch schools receive allocations Two McCulloch County schools were among 72 central and West Texas schools receiving approval on allocation of money under Title II of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. The Brady schools received $577 and Lohn was approved for $371. Money from the program may be used in school libraries for the replacement of obsolete materials, renewable of collections or correction of inventory records among other similar uses. The program is governed by the Texas Education Agency which has given approval to 443 programs under the act and $2,341,941 has been allocated. *** Here for the holidays ET 3 Johnny Moran of Newport News, Va., who has been in the U.S. Navy for the past three years and Robert Moran, student at Texas A&M University at College Station, arrived last Thursday for a Christmas visit with their mother, Mrs. Ed Campbell, and Mr. Campbell and family. *** Bralys visit children Mr. and Mrs. Houston Braly spent the Christmas holidays with their sons and families, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Braly and Dr. and Mrs. Dudley Braly and family of Beeville.


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