Credit expert talks Monday to merchants

March 25-28, 1960 A man with wide experience in credit business and in promotion of credit accounts will speak at the annual banquet of the McCulloch County Retail Merchants Association Monday night. The speaker is Dean Ashby, credit sales manager of The Fair department store in Fort Worth since 1953. An aggressive promotion program “shows signs of a much improved activity in charge accounts,” and the store now has expanded with five suburban branch stores. Ashby is a pioneer leader in sales promotion through charge accounts with more than 30 years experience. Last June he was elected president of the Retail Credit Executives of Texas. Formerly, Ashby was general credit manager of the Famous Barr Company in St. Louis, Mo., and general credit manager for J.L. Brandeis & Sons of Omaha, Neb. He has taken a very active part in the national, district and local credit association activities and for a number of years has been a frequent contributor to Credit World, publication of the national association. Recently a new booklet, written by Ashby, was published by the National Retail Credit Association under the title: “The Promotion and Control of Retail Credit.” The booklet now is available to credit managers through the national association. While in Omaha, Ashby’s promotional methods on inactive and new accounts produced a consistent increase each month until the volume of credit accounts was more than doubled. * * * Appleton wins shot at Tarleton The Brady Bulldogs had three winners Saturday at the Tarlenton Relays in Stephenville. Scott Appleton was first in the shot put with a throw of 52 feet, 8 3/4 inches, and Charles Hanson was third in the high hurdles and fourth in the lows. Iowa Park won the meet with 34 points, and Bangs was right behind with 32. Fort Stockton was third, and Masonic Home of Fort Worth was fourth. Richard Howe of Lampasas tied for first in the pole vault at 11-3, and Travis Shaw of San Saba tied for third in the high jump at 5-9. * * * Brady Navyman aids typhoon victims PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii’A Brady Navyman is one of the goodwill ambassadors of the USS Salisbury Sound who aided typhoon victims in the Far East during Operation Hand Clasp, the Navy announced. He is machinist’s mate fireman Armando Hernandez, son of Mrs. Carolina Hernandez of Brady. Hernandez has been serving aboard the Salisbury Sound since January 1960. He entered the Navy in November 1956. The Salisbury Sound is the flagship of the Commander of the Tiawan Patrol Force and serves as the seaplane tender providing repair and fueling facilities for all seaplanes in the area. * * * Freshman wins singing contest at Brady High Janice Kuhlmann, a blonde freshman, won the trophy Thursday morning in Brady High’s annual singing contest sponsored by Korky Steffens. Steffens, master of ceremonies, introduced this year’s contestants and two previous winners still in school, Diana Williamson in 1958 and Elene Corder in 1959. Janice, daughter of Mrs. Norman Kuhlmann sang “Sentimental Journey.” The judges couldn’t pick the second and third place winners and simply elected five singers as runners-up, including Janice’s older sister, Patricia Kuhlmann, a junior. The other runners-up were Frank Torres, Cheryl Huffman, Tony Flemming and Bobby Barsch. * * * Rochelle airman now in Korea Airman Second Class Dennis J. Gober, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gentry, Rochelle, recently arrived at Osan Air Base in Korea. He will be assigned to the 6314th Air Police Squadron. Gober, along with thousands of other 5th Air Force personnel under the Pacific Air Force, will help to maintain the peace and be on constant alert against aggression. The 6314th Air Police Squadron to which Gober is assigned is part of the 314th Air Division. The 314th with its headquarters at Osan Air Base, Freedom’s Frontier, is charged with the responsibility of keeping the peace through air defense operations throughout Korea. The 314th is also helping the Republic of Korean Air Force to develop self-sufficient training programs and to build up an effective air defense force. Gober is married to the former Evelyn Edwards of Brady. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS Guests in Charmichael home Miss Jo Ann Burks and Benton Boyd, students at TCU, Fort Worth, were weekend guests in the home of Mr. and Mrs. S.J. Carmichael. * * * Here from Brownwood Mr. and Mrs. Ben Loveless of Brownwood, were weekend guests of her sister, Mrs. Irvin Marshall and Mr. Marshall. * * * Speaking contest Winners announced Winners Wednesday in Brady High’s declamation finals were Larry Low in the boys senior division, Nancy Pearson in the girls senior division and Rita Jay in the girls junior division. They will represent the school in the district literacy contest in Lampasas April 2. * * * On TU honor roll Two Brady students are on the first semester honor roll released by the University of Texas College of Arts and Sciences. Vernon L. Ryan, son of Mr. and Mrs. V.L. Ryan, is on the cum laude ampla et magna roll, and Tony Dutton, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Dutton, made the ampla cum laude roll. * * * Ex-Pear Valley boy wins science award at McCamey Dennis Watkins, a senior in McCamey High School and son of Mr. and Mrs. Dale Watkins, formerly of Pear Valley, is the 1960 winner of the Bausch and Lomb Honorary Science Award. FACT’TIP In the Middle Ages, it was believed that eating butter caused leprosy.

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