Melvin lambs judged tops in both shows

January 26 -29 , 1960 Two Melvin youngsters, Jack Weaver, 14 and Gayle Taliaferro, 11, hogged the top prizes with their lambs in two livestock shows Friday and Saturday. In the Melvin Show Friday, Jack had the grand champion lamb, a Southdown, and Gayle had the reserve champion, also a Southdown. Saturday at the McCulloch County Livestock Show in Brady they repeated in the same order with the same animals. The same judge, Louis Bridges, Eden vocational agriculture teacher, placed the animals in both shows, and spectators jokingly speculated what he would do, pointing out that the lambs could change overnight. Jack, a Melvin FFA boy, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mackey Weaver, and Gayle, a 4-H Club girl, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Ray Taliaferro. The show in Brady was the first attempt to hold a county-wide show by the newly organized McCulloch County Livestock Association. Despite the chilly temperatures at Richards Park, the show developed a lot of interest, among the 4-H and FFA boys and among adult livestock men. A special showmanship trophy, given by radio station KNEL, was won by Tommy Miller, 12, of Brady, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milt Miller. Danny Olin of Brady also showed his champion Shetland breeding mare. In the hog show in Brady, Jerry Dunn, a Brady FFA boy, had the grand champion boar, a Duroc, and Jack McCarty, also from the Brady FFA, had the reserve champ, a Landrace. The grand champion gilt, a Berkshire, was shown by David Lewallen of Brady, and Dunn had the reserve champ, a Duroc. * * * Brady Boxers win 5 of 7 in Brownwood Boxers on Brady’s Golden Gloves team won five of seven fights in the annual Johnnie Clay Polio Bouts in Brownwood Friday night, a benefit show for the March of Dimes. Brady’s veteran boxer, Manuel Sanchez provided the 2,000 fans with probably the best fight of the night. He knocked out Charlie Wylie of Cisco in the first round of an open middleweight bout. Sanchez will be seen in Brady, of course, at the annual Golden Gloves Fight Night at the National Guard Armory, an event sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Jerry Simpson, coach of the Brady team, has set the Brady fights for Saturday, Feb. 6. Results of other Brady bouts in Brownwood Friday: ‘Arthur Galindo, 128, won a split decision over Johnny Wright, 124, of Abilene. ‘Curtis Kidd, 66, decisioned Milton Jeter, 67, of Brownwood. ‘Kenneth Wilton, 86, won over Bobby Daniels, 84, of Brownwood. ‘Jimmy Ruiz, 125, decision Wesley Lang, 123, of Abilene. ‘Martin Salis, 146, lost a decision to Tom Peppard, 146, of Abilene. ‘Bobby Deeds, 77, lost to Steve Jester, 81, of Brownwood. * * * Puppettes Bring Home Lake View Consolation The Brady High Puppettes won the consolation trophy at the Lake view Invitational Basketball tournament in San Angelo Saturday. Two Brady girls, forward, Tommye Low and guard Joyce Haynes, were named to the all-tournament team. It was a busy weekend for Coach Laurice Hunter’s troops. They lost to Wall, 39-48, in the first game of the tournament Friday morning. Back in Brady Friday night for a District 17-AA game, they dropped a close one to Lampasas, 42-46. Saturday morning they returned to the Lake View tournament, downed Rocksprings, 70-38, and then took out Miles, 50-34, in the consolation finals at 6 p.m. Saturday. The hosts, the Lake View girls, won the championship. For Brady, Tommye Low scored 87 points in the three games, Janice Davenport got 65 and Ernestine Sandoval added 7 others. * * * Rochelle Lions Plan Fun Night The Rochelle Lions Club will hold a “Fun Night” on Monday, Feb. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. The program will consist of basketball and volley ball games, a free shot contest, pig catching and other forms of amusement. Admission will be 50′ for adults and 25’ for students, with the proceeds going for Lions Club projects. * * * 2 Junior High cagers honored in Coleman meet Two boys from Brady Junior High, Harold Anderson and Greg Chaser, received all tournament honors Saturday in Coleman’s ninth-grade basketball tournament. Coach Leonard Boyd’s team advanced to the consolation finals, losing to Comanche, 15-25; The tournament champs, Coleman, had beaten the Brady team, 33-19, in the first round Friday, and Brady then came back to down Ballinger Saturday morning, 31-20. Other teams in the meet were Cisco, Cross Plains, Merkel and Santa Anna. “I was proud of our boys,” Coach Boyd said. “Anderson is only a seventh grader, and Chase is an eighth grader. They were playing teams of all ninth graders.” Other Brady starters were Byron Haynes, an eighth grader, W. L. Mooring and Henry Langseth, Brady High freshmen. Boyd also took two substitutes to Coleman, Leo Beeman and Lester Jennings, also Brady High freshmen. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS Junior Class officers Dan Salter has been elevated to president of the junior class of Brady High School, succeeding Melvin Cowan, who moved with his family to Albuquerque, N. Mex. Jimmy Hill was elected vice president by the class, when Salter moved up to the presidency. * * * Undergoes surgery Christy Carlson, 11 year old daughter of Mrs. Novice Carlson, underwent surgery on her right leg at Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, Monday. An incision was made at the heel and above her knee and both legs were placed in casts. Christy will be hospitalized for six weeks and would enjoy hearing from her friends. She is in the fifth grade at South Ward. * * * Pink and blue shower Mrs. Sherrod Kilmer will be honored with a pink and blue shower, Friday, Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. in the home of Mrs. Luther Smith of Placid. Co-hostesses will be Mrs. Calvin Deeds, Mrs. Sid Cox and Mrs. Orville Beakley. Mrs. Kilmer’s friends are invited to attend. * * * UT Degree candidate Vernon L. Ryan II is among the nearly 300 seniors who will receive degrees from the University of Texas College of Arts and Sciences Jan. 30 at the close of the present semester. Son of Mr. and Mrs. V. L. Ryan of Brady, Vernon will receive a bachelor of science degree in geology.

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