Brady will be playing host Saturday to 250 to 300 visiting firemen; members of the Hill Country Firemen’s Association who will be holding their semi-annual convention here. The association includes volunteer firemen in 16 towns, Ballinger, Bangs, Brady, Coleman, Eden, Eldorado, Bronte, Brownwood, Miles, Ozona, Santa Anna, Sonora, Winters, Menard, Junction and Mason. Earl Ashley of Junction, president of the association, will preside. Adjourning for lunch, the firemen will reconvene at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium for a memorial service and to hear the day’s principal speaker, Mason Lankford of Arlington, a past president of the State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association. He now is chairman of the State Pension Committee. For the women attending the convention, the Brady auxiliary will sponsor a luncheon at the Country Club. The conventions’ biggest attraction come Saturday afternoon when the firemen compete in races showing their skill as fire fighters. “Spectators are invited to attend the races. They’re always fun to watch,” said Dorsett, president of the Brady department. The races will start about 3 p.m. downtown, at the corner of Elm and East Main Streets. Three “bucket races” or “water polo” games are scheduled, in which the firemen have a lot of fun’and get very wet. In a “bucket race,” a bucket is strung on an overhead line, with teams of firemen at each end. They then try to move the bucket along the line by shooting at it with the fire hose. A former Brady man, Dr. Charles (Bitsy) Jarvis of San Marcos, will speak Saturday night at a banquet ending the convention. The banquet will he held in Fellowship Hall of the First Christian Church at 7:30 o’clock. Dr. Jarvis, a San Marcos dentist, was reared in Brady and finished high school here. He also attended Texas A&M and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Flying School at Pensacola, Fla. He is the son of Mrs. I.J. Burns of Kaufman. 18 dams flowing water in Brady Creek Project Heavy rains last week provided a workout for floodwater retarding structures in the upper portion of the Brady Creek watershed. Seventeen of the 20 structures in the Concho Soil Conservation District ran through the draw-down tubes. Only three (Sites 19, 20 and 34) failed to flow. The district includes all of Concho County and a western part of McCulloch County. Only one site (No. 41 on the Johnson Ranch) in the lower half of the watershed in McCulloch County went through the draw-down. Sixteen sites did not flow. Clifford Powell of the Soil Conservation Service in Brady said portions of the watershed in McCulloch County had 6 to 7 inches of rain, but it was slow and spread over several days. The sediment pools behind the McCulloch County structure were low on water also when the rains came. The SCS recorded 6 to 7.3 inches of rain in the Deep Creek watershed, and five of the six structures there ran through the draw-down tubes. Lohn gridder suffers broken leg Lynn Fullager, 14, freshman end on the Lohn Eagles six-man football team suffered a broken right leg in practice Monday afternoon. It was a compound fracture, both bones being broken between the knee and ankle. Brought to Brady Hospital, Lynn underwent surgery Tuesday morning. Lynn is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Fullagar of Lohn. Librarian resigns; Mrs. Hall on board The Richards Memorial Library Board, meeting Tuesday, regretfully accepted the resignation of the librarian, Miss Ila Mae Hawkins. Miss Hawkins has been elected to head the general reference department of the El Paso Public Library, assuming her duties there Nov. 1. The board will make all possible haste in choosing another librarian here. In the meantime, H.L. Lackey, who has been substitute librarian since the new library was opened in May 1955, will serve as acting librarian. He will take over his duties Oct. 28. Mrs. Omer Hall of Doole, recommended by Precinct 3 Commissioner Oscar Betsill, was unanimously elected to board membership, filling a vacancy left by the resignation of Mrs. George Allen of Doole. Members of the Board made plans to attend a meeting Oct. 17 in Kerrville of the eighth district of the Texas Library Association. Brady High student is semi-finalist in scholarship program Brady High Principal C. A. Ethridge announced this week that David Groves has qualified as semi-finalist in the National Merit Scholarship Competition. David is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Groves, 1507 South High. As a semi-finalist he moved a step closer to the goal of wining one of the coveted Merit Scholarships to be awarded in the 1959-60 program. Those who repeat their high scores on the second test’to be given Dec. 5’will become finalists. The scholarship winners will be announced next May. Lohn News Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Looney had as their weekend guests Mr. and Mrs. Pete Looney and two children of Brownwood. The Pete Looneys have sold their home in McCamey and will make their permanent home in Brownwood. Also guests of the Looneys on Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Currey of Gallup, New Mex. Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hemphill and two sons of Abilene spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hemphill and Jerrell. Mr. and Mrs. Cleve Hemphill of Alvin are visiting relatives in the vicinity. Spending the day with Mr. and Mrs. Grady Moore and Dickey last Saturday were Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Simpson and children and Bill Simpson of Brady. Sunday guests were Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Boswell and family of Brady. PERSONAL MENTIONS Son for Russells Mr. and Mrs. Claude G. Russell are the proud parents of a son, born Thursday evening, Oct. 1 in Brady Hospital. The baby, named Kenneth Lee, weighed seven pounds and four ounces. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. L.B. Russell of Pear Valley and Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Pence of Brady. Unique hobby Mrs. O. C. Cantrell of Lohn has a unique hobby of fashioning artificial flowers of plastic. She says they are easily cleaned and will not fade. Just name the flower, and she can make it. The Standard has two specimens of her handiwork in its show window.