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
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Clarence Lohn;
two brothers, Curtis Wright of Brackettville and
Victor Ray Lohn of Lohn; a sister, Lyla Louise 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
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
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
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.
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.