30-man delegation to support City’s water plea

March 11-14, 1958 Brady will have a delegation of 30-40 men present next Monday in Austin to support the City’s plea for a water permit on Brady Creek. The permit, if granted, will give the City the authority to build a lake two and a half miles west of town to impound 30,340 acre feet of water. The lake’to provide a source of municipal water for the future and to end the flood threat to Brady’has been a dream here for many years. Negotiations on the present project have continued since 1954. Most of Brady the delegation to Austin will go by bus, leaving here from the bus station promptly at 9 a.m., allowing time for a lunch stop before the hearing at 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon 23 men had signed up at the Chamber of Commerce office for the trip by bus, and six others had made tentative reservations. The round-trip fare is $3.60 per person. Others in the delegation are going by car, and C-C manager Roger Wheeler asked that they stop by the bus station Monday morning to pick up anyone who cannot find a seat on the bus. The hearing will be held before the State Board of Water Engineers, and their office is on the eighth floor of a new building at 201 East 14th Street, just northeast of the capitol. As of Wednesday’the deadline’Brady’s application had only one official protest. It was made by the Lakeside Irrigation Company, a South Texas company downstream which sells water to rice farmers. Those with reservations on the bus to Austin are Daymon McBee, Hardin Jones, Jon Ed Weaver, Mercer Slaughter, Walter L. Bryson, Bill Jordan, Oscar Betsill, Glenn Smith, Andy Allen, G.P. Kittle, Bert Harrison, Johnny Rudder, L.J. Townsend, Hervert Harkrider, K.K. Steffens, Leo Humphrey, George Purcell, Bob Wilson, G.B. Stephens, Hubert Gilbreath, Dence Turner, Hymie Myers and G.W. Davenport. Tentative reservations have been made by Dr. B.A. Hallum, John Threadgill, Ernst Tetens, and for three soil conservation district supervisors from San Saba County. * * * Lohn News The weather has been ideal the past week and several more weeks of the same is needed in order for farmers to harvest the cotton crop, sow grain and the many other farming operations that are necessary at this time of the year. Some farmers with early cotton are having it hand pulled while others are defoliating in order to harvest it by machine. The majority of the cotton is late and not ready to harvest yet. Lohn gin has turned out 178 bales to date. W.H. and C.N. Bloomer were notified of the death of their aunt, Mrs.. Will Laughlin of Overton last week. Her funeral services were held at Overton on Wednesday. She was the last surviving maternal aunt of the men. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Horn and children, Sue, Skipper and Carol were recent weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs.. Paul Lohn. The Horns have recently moved to Galveston from New Orleans, La. The group were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Holliday and Roy at Brady Sunday and were joined by Mrs. Lizzy Lohn and Frank Lohn. Mr. and Mrs. Lester Faulkner of Grand Prairie divided a weekend visit between Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Horne and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Faulkner of Pear Valley. Wayne Faulkner who has recently returned from a tour of duty in Japan accompanied his parents here to visit his grandparents. * * * Society The Mercury Ladies’ Community Club met Thursday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. with 13 members and two visitors present. Mrs. Leslie Rogers gave the program on glass painting. Mrs. Hilmer Kruckemeyer and Mrs. Glen Williamson served cookies and coffee to the following: Mmes. Kilmer, Calvin Deeds, Elbert Doyle, D. Cox, Sim Gamblin, Philip Smith, Ethel Cox, Alpha Eckert, Chester Penn, D.S. Pumphrey; visitors, Mrs. Mamie Farris and Mrs. Leslie Rogers and one new member, Mrs. Bart Long. Mrs. Dorothy Gamblin and Mrs. Ozelle Deeds will be hostesses next month and a bingo party will be held. Nowlin heads Rochelle FFA Ronald Nowlin was elected president as the Rochelle Future Farmers of America met Friday morning, Oct. 9. Last year’s present, Hugh Doyal, presided. Other new officers are Bozy Hagler, vice president; Ethan Dennis, secretary; Pat Ridens, treasurer; Charles Hare, reporter; and James Deeds, sentinel. The boys chose Kay Turnell as chapter sweetheart. Miers Johnson is the chapter advisor. The chapter is planning a trip to Dallas to the State Fair Oct. 16-17. The boys will leave from Blanket after attending the football game there Friday night. The chapter now has 40 head of hogs on feed in a pen built by the agriculture students. They also plan to build a chapter slaughter house behind the shop building. Johnson said the boys also will make a tour of some of the interesting points of Texas later in the year in honor of the seniors who helped make the money the chapter now has in its treasury. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS Corporal in ROTC Richard A. Sunvison, a student at Trinity University, San Antonio, spent the weekend with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Sunvison of Melvin. He has received promotion to corporal in the ROTC, and was designated as a fire team leader. He recently received a sharpshooter medal for use of the small bore rifle. This is his second year in the ROTC. * * * To attend TCU-A&M game Mr. and Mrs. Ben Dillon and Ben Jr., will spend next weekend in Fort Worth and attend the A&M and TCU football game on Saturday.

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