Bulldog gridders cited among All-state selections

Jan. 5-8, 1960 The Brady Bulldogs placed two boys’guard Scott Appleton and fullback Billy Ross Cavin’on the Texas Sportswriters Association’s All-state AA team Wednesday. The Doggies also landed one boy’tackle Kenneth Bode’on the second team and received an honorable mention for another, center Bill Archer. It was quite a showing for a team that Brady fans in September thought only “might win the district.” All four boys are seniors. It’s a repeat honor for Appleton, a 6-3 guard and linebacker weighing 215 pounds. He made the All-state team last year as a junior. Appleton is one of those rare four-year lettermen and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Appleton. Cavin was the sensational surprise of the Brady team. He lettered as an end in his sophomore year but didn’t play last year because of a back injury. And he wasn’t supposed to play this year, but the back never gave him any more trouble. In fact, Cavin became known as a very-hard-to-hurt target, even though he took plenty of punishment after Brady opponents learned he was the Dogs’ biggest offensive threat. His only injury all year was a sprained ankle in the state finals with Stamford. Cavin scored 162 points, rushed for 2,324 yards in 314 times with the ball, for an average of 7.4 yards per carry. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Cavin. Bode is the only other four-year letterman on the Brady team and probably has played more high school football than any other boy in the state, 57 games in four years. A 180-pound 6-footer, he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Bode. Archer, 210 pounds and out-weighed only by Appleton in the strong Brady line, won his second letter this year. He played the season with one knee buckled and taped, and the other knee wasn’t much better. But the tape held together, and Archer became one of the most valuable boys in the Brady line, and as a sportswriter agreed Wednesday, one of the best centers in the state. * * * Girls to model clothes in wool sewing contest The “Make It Yourself With Wool” home sewing contest for participants in McCulloch County and District V will be held in Junction Saturday night. At 7:30 p.m. in the Junction High School auditorium the contestants will model their garments, suits, dresses, skirts, or ensembles for the public, and the prizes will be awarded. The winners of District V in the junior and senior divisions will participate in the State Style Show at Joske’s in San Antonio Jan. 16. Girls from McCulloch County who have entered the contest are: Juniors’Mereta Eckert, Marvogene Creech, Nancy Neal, Patsy Engdahl and Juana Jo Estes, all of Rochelle, Joyce Turner of Melvin and Tommie June Thomas of Brady. Seniors’Linda Hagler, a senior at Texas Tech College, and Rosalie Rice, a senior at Incarnate Word College in San Antonio. They are McCulloch County girls but will model in the Lubbock and San Antonio district contests. Mrs. Lockett Bryson, Rochelle home economics teacher, served as McCulloch County Chairman for the wool sewing contest. * * * Board extends contract for Supt. Reynolds The Brady School Board Monday night gave Supt. C.A. Reynolds a two-year extension of his contract. Reynolds’ present three-year contract would have expired in 1961. The extension sets it up through the 1962-63 school year. Coming her after 12 years as superintendent in Eldorado, Reynolds will complete his ninth year in Brady in July. * * * Board renames C-C manager Directors of the Chamber of Commerce, meeting Tuesday night, extended the contract of Manager Roger Wheeler for another year. They also voted to sponsor a Golden Gloves team and tournament again this year and decided to place the chamber’s emphasis this year on industrial work and on improvement of the C-C’s financial structure. To provide adequate finances, the board at its December meeting set up minimum dues of $2 per month for individuals and $4 per month for businesses. * * * Jennings Brothers buy Brady Oil Co. L.V. Jennings of Houston, and Leon W. Jennings, of McLean, have purchased the Brady Oil Company from Mrs. W.R. Rook, and assumed charge on Jan. 1. The firm will thus be operated by Jennings Brothers, and will continue to wholesale and retail gasolines and oils, batteries, tires, tubes and some automobile accessories.

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