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A public hearing on a proposed budget for the Brady School District for 1959-60 will be held in the Council room at the City Hall next Thursday, Aug. 20 at 8 p.m. The tentative budget calls for expenditures of $408,800. The increase is in the addition of one more teacher to the staff, the possibility of adding a second teacher after school starts, the improved science program throughout the school system, and the higher cost of maintenance of the school buildings. To pay the bills, the school board expects to received a total revenue of $409,085, based on a tax rate of $1.50 on the new valuations of approximately $10.5 million. The valuations, increased 25 percent this summer, compare with approximately $8.5 million last year. Of the total revenue, $262,335 will come from state funds, and $146,750 will come from local taxes. Tentative distribution of the $1.50 tax rate calls for $1.17 from maintenance and 33 cents for bond retirement. World friendship called Rotary’s goal Rotary Clubs in 113 countries throughout the world are united in an endeavor to promote international understanding, good will and peace. That was the message of Dr. Sloan Batchelor of Kerrville, governor of district 584 of Rotary International, in addressing the Brady Rotary Club Tuesday at the Trinity Methodist Church. In addition to the activities of more than 10,200 Rotary Clubs within their own communities to promote their objectives, Dr. Batchelor explained, Rotary International has awarded grants of more than $3 million in the last 12 years through its program of student fellowships. The grants enable outstanding college graduates to study for one year in foreign countries as Rotary ambassadors of good will. Since 1947, when the program was established, 1,202 Rotary Foundation Fellowships have been awarded to students in 67 counties for study in 44 countries. Several students have gone from this district in the past, and the District Foundation Fellowship Committee will select one this year to receive a $2,500 scholarship. “With fellowship and service to others as its keynote, Rotary provides a common ground for nearly 500,000 business and professional executives throughout the world, regardless of differing nationalities or language or political and religious beliefs,” the Rotary district governor emphasized. “Our district project, International Fellowship Day, held each year at Eagle Pass, is a concrete example,” he added. Dr. Batchelor said special emphasis also is being placed by Rotary Clubs in this district on the individual Rotarian’s duty and responsibility to his community, his country and his profession or business: “Good Rotarians are active in the local civic, commercial and charitable organizations.” He urged Brady Rotarians to attend the Rotary district conference to be held in Beeville next April, and to make plans for the 51st annual convention of Rotary International in Miami Beach, Fla., next May. Townsend commended by UT Student Council State Rep. Terry Townsend of Brady was commended in a resolution passed by the Student Assembly of the University of Texas for his work in the Legislature this year. The UT student organization lauded Townsend “for his work in behalf of higher education.” The complete resolution reads: “Whereas, Rep. James T. (Terry) Townsend has been outstanding in serving the people of Texas as a member of the House of Representatives, and “Whereas, Rep. Townsend relentlessly opposed the imposition of higher educational fees upon students and their parents, and “Whereas, Rep. Townsend has supported the movement toward a high quality of educational achievement in all state colleges and universities, “Now, therefore be it resolved by the Summer Student Council of the University of Texas that it express its appreciation for the fine job which Terry Townsend has done in supporting the interests of students of the University of Texas and that we are proud to number him among the alumni of our university.” Lohn farmer joins county FHA committee Grady L. Moore of Lohn is a new member of the McCulloch County Committee for the Farmers Home Administration. He will succeed Litt S. Walker of Lohn whose three-year term expired June 30. Moore has operated his farm in the Lohn community for a number of years. He operates 436 acres and his crops consist of cotton, maize, and small grain. A livestock enterprise rounds out his farm program. James W. Criswell, local county supervisor for FHA, says that Moore’s practical experience will enable him to make a real contribution to the county committee’s actions when they review loan applications. A Farmers Home Administration county committee serves every agricultural county in the country, and all loan applications must be approved by the committee before funds can be advanced. The committee also helps the county supervisor adapt the agency’s loan policies and services to local conditions. The FHA makes loans to farmers to buy livestock and machinery, to finance annual operating costs, to improve buildings and fences, and to purchase land. The agency also lends money to farmers or their non-profit associations to establish and carry out approved soil and water conservation practices, as well as for installing and improving irrigation and farmstead water supply facilities. Serving with Moore during the coming year will be Oscar E. Beakley of Mercury and David W. Dahlberg of Brady. PERSONAL MENTIONS Here from Louisiana Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Martin and sons, John, Jim and daughter, Lamion, of Ruston, La., are visiting Mrs. Martin’s aunt, Mrs. O.L. Wooten. They will remain in Brady until Saturday or Sunday. College reunion H.L. Lackey attended a luncheon and reunion in Abilene Saturday, Aug. 8, with former classmates of North Texas State College. At this meeting, held at Thunderbird Lodge, plans were made for a similar meeting to be held in Big Spring in the summer of 1960. Sisters in Georgia Misses Ann and Joan Fullagar of Lohn have been visiting the past month with their sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. R. Bradford Ellis in Atlanta, Ga. During their trip they have visited Florida and Tennessee. Shirley will accompany her sisters back to Texas Aug. 17 for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Fullagar. Smitty Smiths vacationing Mr. and Mrs. LB. Smith and Larry are vacationing in Lake City, Colo. Visits mother Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Cross, Greg and Carol were weekend visitors in the home of her mother, Mrs. Agnes Moore. Home from vacation Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Reed and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gartman of Brady and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Vaughn of Trickham returned home Saturday from a 10 day Colorado vacation trip. Also in the vacation party were Mr. and Mrs. Millard Bryson of Uvalde. Injured son recovering Mrs. J.H. Snodgrass has just returned from the Valley where she has been visiting with her son, Percy Snodgrass, injured recently in an auto accident. Perry who suffered a broken pelvis, is recovering quickly in the Weslaco Hospital. He has been a truck farmer in the Valley for many years.

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