C-C ready to launch 5-year work program

The Chamber of Commerce is ready to go to work on a five-year program to build a better Brady and McCulloch County. The work program, as adopted last week by the Board of Directors, covers seven fields: civic improvements, business development, highways/communications/utilities, industrial development, agriculture/livestock, parks and recreation, and Chamber organization. Projects okayed by the board are those screened from more than 900 suggestions received at the recent Progress Forum. Many specific projects, however, were deliberately left out’to let the various subcommittees determine which projects they think they can accomplish and want to undertake. All of the projects are believed to be possible of completion within one to five years and are classified either as “long range” or “short range” objectives. * * * 31 merchants make up $300 purse for Derby Thirty-one Brady merchants have contributed to a $300 purse to be awarded to winners in the Merchants Derby at the Jubilee races Friday. The winners also will share the $25 entry fees. Here are the contributors: Rudder Drug, Commercial National Bank, Roddie & Co., Bell Feed Store, Brady National Bank, Frank Corder, Brady Poultry Co-op, R.M. Priesmeyer, Shuffield & Townsend; Piggly Wiggly, Samuels’, Hill Country Creameries, Duncan Chevrolet, Pioneer Natural Gas Company, Carrithers Insurance, Hall Insurance, Rosenberg-Myers, Tommy Ereckson, Broad Mercantile, Western Hatchery, Western Auto; Gray’s Food Store, Steffens Flowers, Wilensky’s, The Brady Standard, Brady Bottling Works, Dr. Harry Priess, Brady Mills, Norman Motors, Farmers-Ranchers Co-op, and G.R. White. * * * Jubilee Queen is finalist in ‘Miss Wool’ Show Sandra Hall of Brady, 1958 queen of the July Jubilee, was named this week as one of 11 finalists in the “Miss Wool of Texas” pageant to be held in San Angelo Friday, July 17. The pageant will be staged in the air-conditioned Sarah Bernhardt Auditorium of San Angelo’s new Central High School. The Miss “Wool” finalists will arrive in San Angelo Monday, July 13, to participate in the preliminary activities leading up to the selection of “Miss Wool.” Sandra, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hall, is a sophomore at the University of Oklahoma. Other finalists are Carrell Currie of Dallas, Janet Matthews of Menard, Day Padgitt of San Angelo, Sarah Sims of Port Arthur, Kay Young of El Paso, Linda Johnson of Fort Worth, Ellen Belcher of Del Rio, Salli Crook of Tyler, Bonnie Sohlinger of Beaumont, and Judy Clement of Houston. * * * Sommerville family meets at Voca The Sommerville family reunion was held Sunday, June 21 at Voca where they spread the dinner together on the banks of the San Saba River. Members attending were Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. O.O. Schooley and sons, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Yarborough, Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Ake, Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Klein, Floyd and Melton Sommerville, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Walker, Mrs. Robert DeWees and Clair Leverett. * * * Melvin News Mr. and Mrs. James L. Garner and children of Big Lake and Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Lewis of Brady were weekend guests in the Gill Garner home. Mrs. A.B. Tips and children of Humble City, N. Mex., who spent several days visiting her mother, Mrs. Oscar Carlson and other relatives, left last Sunday for Abilene and Grand Saline where they will visit Mr. Tips’ kin. Mrs. Woodrow Rilen and daughter, Alexa Jo, accompanied by Kellene McLean, were weekend guests in the Jim Capps home in Pontotoc the past weekend. After spending a couple of weeks visiting her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Armistead, Joellen Slaughter has returned to her home in San Angelo. * * * Brady Hospital meets test, wins accreditation again Brady Hospital has received notice that it’s accreditation is being extended for three years’signifying that the hospital “has voluntarily met high standards of patient care.” The standards are set by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals, headquartered in Chicago. The commission is a combined effort of four national medical and hospital organizations: The American College of Physicians, The American College of Surgeons, The American Hospital Association and The American Medical Association. Brady Hospital was first approved in 1957 for one year, and the accreditation was extended again for one year in 1958. “And each year inspections become more severe,” Leonard Atherton, hospital business manager, explained. “We are very proud of the accreditation. We worked hard for it, and we’ll have to work hard to keep it. “The people of the county should be proud, too, for it was their cooperation that made it possible.” The latest accreditation’for three years or until the next inspection’is the result of an inspection made at the hospital last April 29. “The Commission wishes to commend you for maintaining standards deserving of accreditation and for your constant effort to improve the quality of patient care,” said Kenneth B. Babcock, director of joint commission, in a letter to the hospital staff. The accreditation covers every phase of hospital operation, the building itself, the facilities and equipment, food preparation, medical library, the doctors, the nurses, technicians and service personnel, administration and records. Brady Hospital has been working for the last several years, making changes and adding facilities recommended by the Joint Commission in earlier inspections. “The standards are not easy to meet,” Atherton said, “but the accreditation assures people who come to our hospital that we can offer them the type of service they expect.” * * * Guests of Hudsons Mrs. R.J. Forbes and three daughters, Ruth, Nancy and Susan of Saginaw, Mich., arrived in Brady early in June where they are guests of Mrs. Forbes’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.N. Hudson. They will be guests here until the latter part of July. Mrs. Forbes will be remembered as Myrtle Hudson. * * * Visit in Henderson Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Curren and daughters, Sandra and Debbie, spent the weekend in Henderson as guests of Mr. Curren’s brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Curren. Saturday night the group attended the Louisiana Hayride in Shreveport, where they enjoyed the evening.

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