Champ’s pal to fight at Gloves Show

February 2-5, 1960 Curlie Roach of Brady, a one-time sparring partner for ring champ Sugar Ray Robinson, will appear Saturday night at Brady’s annual Fight Night in the National Guard Armory. Roach will be paired with a Fort Hood boxer, coming up with a group of Killeen fighters for Brady’s show. “Fight Night” gives Brady fans a chance to see their Golden Gloves team in action every year before the team competes in the regional Golden Gloves tournament in Brownwood. The Brady boys, coached by Jerry Simpson, have dominated the Brownwood tournament the last few years, winning the team championship for four of the last five years. The Brownwood meet this year comes next week, Feb. 11-13. The Brady team is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, and the ticket sales help pay the team’s training expenses and the expense of the Brownwood trip. After Saturday’s bouts, Jerome Wilkerson, C-C chairman for Fight Night, will present each of the boys participating this year with a Golden Gloves emblem marked “BRADY.” Fifteen bouts are carded, and in addition to the Brady and Killeen fights, others will be here from Brownwood. Three of Brady’s 1959 champions are back again: lightweight Dale Anderson and welterweight Manuel Sanchez, both veterans of many Golden Gloves bouts, and high school light heavyweight Orville Wright, the Brady Bulldog’s all-district end this year. Arthur Galindo, who reached the finals of the 1959 Brownwood tourney, is back also. * * * Peewee boxers provide fans with action Peewee boxers’all weighing less than 105 pounds and some hardly hitting 60’kept the crowd yelling Wednesday night at the National Guard Armory. The boxing show was sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce as part of the C-C’s Golden Gloves recreation program. Randy Beakley and Curtis Kidd gave the fans some fast action in their bout. Nine-year-old Randy is an “old veteran” of the ring and has been fighting in Brady shows since he was six. He won a split decision over Curtis. Jimmy Jackson won his first fight with Michael Pellizzari and then came back later to fight the draw with Ronnie McHan. Boone Newlin fought twice also, losing the first one to Frankie Licata on a split ruling and later taking a decision over Glenn Miller. Other results: ‘Kenneth Wilton over Arthur Ruiz. ‘Jerry Wilkerson and Barry Sutton, draw. ‘Don Zell Fielden and Bruce Deeds, draw. ‘Butch Thornton over Bobby Deeds. Norman Archer and Bufford Sheffield were the judges, and the matches were refereed by Truman Lee. * * * Lohn News We’ve had such nice spring-like weather the past week, causing the grain fields to grow nicely. The Lohn gin operated a couple of days last week turning out 16 bales before closing down for the season. A total of 3,030 bales were ginned during the season. Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Neyland Sr., spent a recent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Andy Gossett at Richland Springs. Spending last weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Neyland were Mr. and Mrs. E.M. Neyland Jr., of Del Rio. Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Bray were surprised Saturday evening when several friends met at their home to celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. Games of ’42’ furnished the diversion and refreshments of cake, coffee and tea were served. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS Guests in Mann Home Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Tedd Sr., of St. Louis, Mo., were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Duke Mann. * * * New daughter to couple Mr. and Mrs. Bob McLean, Hobbs N. Mex., announced the birth of a daughter, Sara Diane, on Jan. 17 in Lea General Hospital at Hobbs. She weighed in at 6 pounds, 3 1/2 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Roy Huffman Sr. of Brady, and paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. John D. McLean of Mercury. Diane’s great-grandmother is Mrs. Bessie Locker of Mercury. Mrs. Huffman and Mrs. McLean spent a week with their new granddaughter. * * * Another bobcat McCulloch County ranchers are finding more and more bobcats, more than any time in years. Lindsey Passmore, hunting with Paul Engdahl, shot a 25-pound bobcat Friday night on the Rutherford Ranch, trapping him between a fence and the pickup truck. They killed him with No. 8 birdshot.

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