Drive on bobcats may be delayed until fall

February 23-26, 1960 A county-wide drive against predatory animals’wolves and bobcats which have been giving trouble in the last few months’apparently will be postponed until next fall. A representative of the U.S. Predatory Control Service met here Thursday night with a group of farmers and ranchers who have considered offering bounties on the ‘cats and wolves. Saying that spring isn’t the best time to trap, he recommended that McCulloch County wait until next fall and then organize a program of poisoning and trapping. Frank Corder, president of the McCulloch County Livestock Association which has been working on the problem, said, “We just don’t have enough participation now (in a bounty program). Not everyone is 100 percent sold on the program.” He said various communities in the county, those which have had the greatest losses, probably will go ahead and hire their own trappers this spring, as some already are doing. “Then next fall we’ll try to get us a qualified man and do something on a county-wide basis. We definitely have a problem.” Some farmers and ranchers have expressed fear that to offer an open bounty would encourage too much trespassing on their property. The County Commissioners Court, which also has considered offering bounties, has run into legal restrictions. Judge Love Kimbrough said Monday that further investigation of the law shows that the county can offer bounties, but only after receiving a “petition of 200 resident freeholders.” * * * Br-r-r! It’s ‘cold’ in Manila; Geeslins coming home soon “Mercury Dips to 64 Degrees” said the startling headline of a newspaper clipping sent by Mrs. Edward Geeslin from the Philippines. “I know with all the cold weather Brady has had that you will enjoy this,” she wrote. She and Mr. Geeslin are in warm tropic Manila visiting their son, Conrad, and his family. Planning a trip into the mountain provinces, they were warned to take “warm clothing” because the temperature had dropped to 50 degrees there during Christmas. “And that really created a stir!” Mrs. Geeslin said. The Geeslins have been receiving the Brady papers, and “among the ladies the grocery ads have been conversation topics’And no wonder when a 6-pound Hormel canned ham brings 36 pesos! Of course, they have no business being on the market in the first place. They were sent to the PX. You can draw your own conclusions as to how they got on the market.” The Geeslins “are enjoying this experience more than we can ever say, but we are looking forward to seeing home and friends. There is a ship leaving Feb. 22 and one on March 8, and I think we will take the latter.” * * * 10 nominated for C-C Board Ten men have been nominated as directors of the Chamber of Commerce. Five will be elected to take office after the C-C membership banquet March 17. The nominees are Cecil Coggin, The Household Company; Ross Huffman, Brady Butane; W.E. (Beekie) Lohn, Farmers and Ranchers Co-op; Frank Lohn of Calf Creek; Billy Jack Neal of Rochelle, George Purcell of Brady; E.L. Ross, Brady High agriculture teacher: Enoch Shuffield, Shuffield & Townsend; the Rev. Ervin Watson, First Christian Church; and T. Wood, Melvin agriculture teacher. * * * Thieves break lock to steal gasoline Thieves broke a lock from a gasoline pump at Rutherford Motors sometime Thursday night or Friday morning and took an estimated 25-30 gallons of gas. “We found circles left on the concrete by two or three cans,” said Police Chief Dorman Gibbs. Saturday night the water hose at Lawrence’s Service Station and the air hose at Turner’s Service Station on South Bridge were cut, apparently by the same thieves trying to get hose to siphon gasoline. * * * Brady golfers set course record of 283 Brady High’s sharp-shooting golf team outclassed a visiting San Angelo team here Saturday and set a new record. The Brady golfers turned in a team score of 283, a new record for high school teams on the Country Club course. Par for the four-boy team is 288. The old record of 287 was set by a Stephen F. Austin team from Austin here in 1959. San Angelo had a score of 303 Saturday. Brady team’Gerald Lemons, 69; Charles Newlin, 71; Bob Archer, 71; Bill Archer, 72. total 283. San Angelo team’Ted Cov-ington, 73; Winkie Wardlow, 75; Mike French, 77; Don Balch, 78. Total 303. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS Son to Wayne Poes Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Poe of Lovington, N. Mex., are the proud parents of a son, born on Feb. 17, and named Christopher Wayne. The Poes have two other Children, Synthia Sue 7 and Jacquetta Evette 20 months. Grandmothers are Mrs. O.T. Poe of Brady and Mrs. Jim Ramsey of Bangs. Mrs. Poe is in New Mexico getting acquainted with her new grandson. * * * Visit in Austin Mr. and Mrs. James King, son, Joe, and Mrs. Gordon Samuelson spent Sunday in Austin visiting Mrs. Samuelson’s son, Jimmy Samuelson, wife and daughters. On their way to Austin, they stopped in Bertram for a short visit with Mr. King’s father, J.O. King and wife. * * * To be released from hospital S.P. Tomlinson Sr., of Comfort, who was hospitalized in San Antonio, was moved to Brady recently. After a few days spent at the home of his son and wife, Mr. and Mrs. S.P. Tomlinson, he entered Brady Hospital last week. He is expected to be released Wednesday and he and Mrs. Tomlinson will make their home at 900 Jordan St. As yet, Mr. Tomlinson can have no company. * * * Much traveled Bradyite Marston Seward, a field engineer for Western Electric, has returned form Italy where he has worked for the past six months. He visited with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Seward, Wednesday of last week before going to South Dakota. Marston said he had worked in 33 states and overseas this past year. * * * Brady soldier in Germany maneuver Army Specialist Six Simon P. Hernandez, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Hernandez of Brady, participated with other personnel from the 6th Ordinance Company in Exercise Winter Shield at the Grafenwohr-Hohenfels training area in southern Germany, Feb. 1-7. * * * Visit with Winstons Mr. and Mrs.. R.W. Johanson of Chicago, spent a few days last week visiting the latter’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.N. Winston. * * * Janet Rudder active in student affairs at Sam Houston Miss Janet Rudder of Brady, a sophomore physical education major at Sam Houston State in Huntsville, was chosen Standards Chairman of the Delta Zeta Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs.. John Rudder, she previously served as president of her pledge class. She is a 1955 graduate of Brady High School, where she was drum major of the band, most popular and editor of the school newspaper.

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