100 quarter horses expected for Saturday show

November 3-6, 1959 About 100 horses from Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico are expected here Saturday for Brady’s first annual Quarter Horse Show at the Jubilee grandstand. With no admission charge, spectators are invited to watch the proceedings, coming and going, as they like. “These people just want you to see their horses,” explained Hubert Moseley, vice president, and Sam McAnally, secretary of the McCulloch Livestock Association, sponsor of the show. The Brady show is approved by the American Quarter Horse Association and the Quarter Horse Association of West Texas. Punk Snyder of Melvin will be superintendent, and Sig Jernigan of Goldthwaite will be the judge. All of the horses to be shown are registered stock, and some are worth up to $25,000. A new arena, 300 by 147 feet, has been built to accommodate the show. In the halter classes the horses are judged much like animals in a livestock show, standing side by side. They are judged on confirmation and how they walk, run and how well they move. In the performance classes the horses are judged on reining, cutting and roping, although they do not work against a time limit. Only the horse is judged, not the rider, although the riders usually are experts, too, to give the horse every advantage. The Quarter Horse is an American breed, developed especially as a horse to work livestock. He gets his name, of course, from the fact that he has great speed at short distances, for example, a quarter of a mile. In working cattle, the cowboy, of course, needs a horse which can catch a cow quickly, not one which would be capable of chasing a cow two or three miles. * * * Lohn, Mozelle fighting for championship Friday The surprising Lohn Eagles, who have won their last three games, could wrap up the District 8 six-man championship Friday night by defeating the Mozelle Mustangs. But the same opportunity awaits Mozelle, also. Coach Glyndol Snodgrass’ Eagles will have the advantage of playing on their home field, and at halftime will crown their football sweetheart and present “Mister Football.” The identity of both remain secret until Friday night. Lohn has a 4-3 record for the year. The Mustangs, dominated by seniors and juniors, may rate as slight favorites Friday. In the district they hold wins over Brookesmith (12-6) and over Talpa-Centennial (40-6). They also have beaten Norton (101-0); Eola (35-8); and Mertson (33-26). They lost to Paint Rock, 43-34, a team which Lohn defeated. * * * Petitions urge Lyndon to seek Presidency Forty-two McCulloch Countians organized a “London B. Johnson for President Club” here Saturday and started signing up petitions asking Johnson to make himself available as a candidate. Temporary officers of the club, elected last week, were elected Saturday as permanent officers: Ben Davis Geeslin, president; Mrs. B.A. Hallum Jr., secretary; and C.P. Rockwell, treasurer. L.B. Smith presided at Saturday’s meeting in the courthouse in the absence of Geeslin who was out of town. “We want to do something for a man who has done a lot for us and can do even more for us,” Smith told the Johnson backers. “We think Johnson is top dog in the Democratic Party. He is a native son, a good leader, a good man. We in McCulloch County owe him a lot. We think he will make a fine president.” Smith urged the Johnson Clubbers to get their petitions signed and turned in by next Friday or Saturday: “We’d like to have 1,200-1,500 signatures.” The petition should be returned to Geeslin or the Standard office. Others attending the Johnson meeting were Ernst Tetens, Jess B. Miller, Ed Davenport, Leo Oates, John Sloan, Odis Cox, John Glover, Frank Lohn, T.E. Price, G.C. Kirk, and Mrs. Albert McCulloh; Charles H. Miller, Paul Lohn, J.J. Cox, C.L. Bradley, T.R. Bannister, Hollis A. White, Mrs. C.P. Rockwell, Mrs. Mercer Slaughter, Mrs. Ed Davenport, Mrs. Jack Deaton, Mrs. Marion Williamson; Mrs. E.L. Guyton, Mrs. Ben Smith, Mrs. Charles H. Miller, Love Kimbrough, Oscar Betsill, Jose G. Hernandez, Mrs. D.C. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kidd, Bob Wilson, W.D. Vick, W.B. Watkins, John M. Guice, W.C. Looney, A.J. Allen and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse L. Taylor. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS Visits in San Angelo Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Foster, Bonnie and Mrs. Pearl Foster, were in San Angelo, Saturday afternoon, visiting Mrs. Foster’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Blake. * * * Here from Boerne Mr. and Mrs. Milton Jones of the Shankle Ranch, near Boerne, were here Sunday visiting Mr. Jones father, J.F. Jones and also Mr. and Mrs. G.D. Bell, and other relatives and friends. Miss Lizzie Black, who had spent a week visiting Mr. and Mrs. Jones returned home with them. * * * Breaks collar bone Mrs. Henry Hodges is a patient at Brady Hospital after falling and breaking her collar bone Monday morning. She had gone out into the yard to get her morning paper when the accident occurred. * * * Guest of parents Max Cox, who is attending Baylor University in Waco, was a weekend guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Else Wright, and enjoyed the Brady-Lampasas football game last Friday night.

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