City applies for Brady Lake permit

The City of Brady has formally made application to the Board of Water Engineers of the State of Texas for a permit to appropriate water from Brady Creek. The instrument, signed by Mayor G.C. Kirk, requests permission “to appropriate and divert a total of 4,800 acre feet of water per annum of the unappropriated waters of the State of Texas, by impounding between January 1 and January 1 of the following year, from Brady Creek, a tributary of the San Saba River in McCulloch County, as follows: 3,600 acre feet for municipal use; 1,200 acre feet for industrial use.” Detailed description of the proposed work is as follows: Earthen dam, with a maximum height of 108 feet; length of dam, 11,880 feet; bottom width of dam, 644 feet maximum, and the top width of dam, 20 feet. Average width of reservoir 2,540 feet; length of impounded water 33,500 feet; average depth of stored water 15.5 feet,. Capacity, 30,340 acre feet. The Brady lake dam site is located 2.5 miles west of Brady, and if a permit for the appropriation is granted, either in whole or in part, construction work will begin within 730 days after such permit is granted, and the proposed work “will be prosecuted diligently and continuously and will be completed within 48 months from date of issuance of permit,” according to the application. The proposed 30,340 acre feet in the lake is what is termed the “permanent pool.” Above it will approximate 60,000 acre feet of storage, according to local authorities. Like other soil conservation dams being constructed on Brady Creek and its tributaries, Brady Lake would serve a two-fold purpose: flood control plus water supply for the City of Brady. In making application to the Board of Water Engineers of the State of Texas, the City of Brady sent a check for $302.74, which included filing, recording, registration, municipal and industrial fees. Cong. O.C. Fisher, who visited Brady during the first part of July is taking an active interest in the project and is lending his assistance in obtaining more federal aid. * * * Melvin News Visitors Saturday in the home of Mrs. Mattie Cobb were her niece, Mrs. Jack Knox and Mrs. Knox’ daughter, Mrs. Bill Meeks and children, Richard and Beckie, all of Houston. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Armstead were Friday night guests of their daughter, Mrs. Garland Slaughter and family, who live in San Angelo. Their granddaughter, Joellen Slaughter and the lady’s sister, Mrs. Alice Swytcer, returned to Melvin with the Armsteads for a week’s visit and plan to attend the meeting being held at the Church of Christ. The Bob Armsteads, Joellen Slaughter and Mrs. Alice Swytcer visited in Brady Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Orian Neve, who have recently moved into their new home there. They are former residents of Lampasas. * * * Shirley Ann Jefferys weds John Snavely Miss Shirley Ann Jefferys of Rochelle and Austin, became the bride of John Dennis Snavely of Phoenix, Ariz., in a double ring ceremony in the Phoenix Baptist Church on July 11. The bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Dee Jefferys of Richland Springs, wore a white linen sheath with white accessories. An employee of the Department of Public Welfare, the bride attended Durham’s Business College in Austin. Mr. Snavely, a graduate of the University of Texas, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman G. Snavely of Waynesboro, Penn. He is employed as an electrical engineer by the Goodyear Company. Dr. Thomas E. Bell officiated at the wedding, at which Mr. Jeffereys gave his daughter in marriage. The couple will reside in Phoenix, Ariz. * * * Fine gas well on Miller Ranch One of the best gas wells in McCulloch County was brought in last week on the C.H. Miller Ranch in the Waldrip community. Drilled to a depth of 1,450 feet, it has been capped and its possibilities as a producer will be studied. The wildcat is on a 160-acre lease in that area. The No. 1 Ben Hodges well, also in that area, is being drilled on a 290-acre lease. * * * Motor company awards bicycle Stan (Butch) Henson, a Brady High School boy, was the winner of a new imported bicycle given away Saturday afternoon by Norman Motors. Stan is the son of Mr. and Mrs.. S.W. Henson, 906 South Walnut. The motor company offered the bicycle in a drawing among visitors who registered. Only boys and girls within school age were eligible to receive the bicycle. * * * Lohn News Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Browning of Amarillo were overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. G.R. Browning Sunday. They went to Richland Springs Monday to visit relatives a few days before returning here for further visiting. Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Frost and Claylia went to San Antonio Sunday and met Miss Joy Frost who has been attending Sul Ross College, Alpine, the first half of the summer semester. After a few hours’ visit with her parents and sister, Joy went on to El Paso where she will attend the college there the remainder of the summer. Returning home last Monday following a holiday visit with Mr. and Mrs. Joe Awalt were Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Anderson and two children of Needles, Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. A. Bardrum and Greg of Alamogordo, N. Mex. Joining the group on Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Purcell and two children of Carlsbad, N. Mex. Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Bratton and baby of Snyder spent the day with Mr. and Mrs. John Lohn and W.D. Parker Sunday. Mrs. Harvey Davis of Brady was an afternoon caller, also L.O. Marshall. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS Singing Convention The Kimble and Menard County Singing Convention will meet Sunday, starting at 2 o’clock, at the First Methodist Church in Menard. An invitation is extended to everyone to attend. Mrs. George Schneider of Menard, is secretary. * * * Birth announcement Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ricks announce the birth of a daughter, Karen Ann. The little miss was born on July 14, weighing eight pounds and one ounce. Mrs. Ricks, the former Miss Billie Hagedorn, and baby are both doing fine. Tuesday afternoon Bill, with a big smile was walking around the square handing out cigars. He arrived from Odessa, where he is employed, just one hour before the birth of Karen Ann. The Brady grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Ricks, Jr. missed the new arrival, being at a furniture market in Dallas. * * * Here from Waco Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Bisset of Waco, formerly of Lohn, spent the first of the week here renewing old acquaintances and looking after business interests at Lohn. * * * Here from Alabama Mrs. J.E. Overton and sons, Bobby and Bryan of Atlanta, Ga., have been spending the past two weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Waddill. The Overtons plan to return to Atlanta sometime next week. * * * Here from Nebraska Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Davis and two children, Carol and Bill of Hebron, Neb., were recent guests of his mother, Mrs. Julia Davis and other relatives and friends. * * * Attend Raton races Mr. and Mrs. Hicks Campbell went to Raton, N. Mex., last Thursday to attend the races and to see their horse, “Bashful Boy,” run. Accompanying the Campbells were Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Don Gray and son.

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