1,000 singers due Sunday for reunion

April 19-22, 1960 From 1,000 to 1,500 visitors are expected here Sunday for the annual Heart O’ Texas Singers Reunion, to be held in the Brady High School auditorium. Singers will be here from all over the state. Activities begin Saturday night with a concert by the featured quartets. Curtain time is 8 p.m., and tickets are 50 cents, the proceeds going to help pay the expenses of the reunion. Four quartets will be here from Fort Worth: The Cavaliers, the Melody Four, the Gospeltone Quartet and the Trailsmen. Lee Baker’s Crusaders are coming from Baytown, the Hoover Trio from Burnet and the Gospel Belles Trio from Lampasas. To appear as featured soloists are J.W. Turner of Big Spring, Jon Ed Weaver of Brady and 8-year-old Rickey Smith of Midland. The doors Sunday will open at 9:30 a.m., with the singing continuing until about 4:30 p.m. For the convenience of the crowd, lunch will be available at noon Sunday in the school cafeteria. Mrs. A.C. Stewart of Voca is president of the reunion. She works the year around planning and raising about $500 for the reunion, always held the fourth Sunday in April. She tries to bring six or seven of the state’s best gospel quartets here, and of course, must pay their traveling expenses. The reunion long was a hobby of Mrs. stewart and her late husband, and she has carried it on since his death. * * * Crews completing Census of county McCulloch County Census workers are trying to wind up the big nose-count here this weekend. W.G. Stacy of San Angelo, district director of the Census, said Thursday, however, that the crews will be working next week to get that “final percent that have been overlooked.” He was hoping the entire count can be completed by May 2. Stacy said unofficial totals for Brady and McCulloch County will be available shortly after May 2, upon request by the mayor and county judge. Bill Huffman of Rochelle, crew leader for McCulloch and Mason Counties, said, “We have had very good cooperation from almost everybody, and we want to thank the people for their help. I want to assure them that all of the information we received will be kept confidential.” This week four of the county’s 13 Census districts had been completed, and two of the four districts in Mason County had been finished. “The Easter holidays slowed the work a little. People either were gone or had visitors, and it was hard for the enumerators to catch them at home,” Huffman said. Mrs. Marion F. Deans of Voca did the Census in the northwest corner of the county, in the Pear Valley, Lohn, Doole and Waldrip area. “McCulloch County must have the friendliest people in the world. They just insisted that I have dinner with them, or have a Coke, or coffee. They were people who didn’t know me, and people I’ve never met before,” she said. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS Visit with parents Mr. and Mrs. Corky Pence and two children accompanied by Mrs. Doyle Todd, all of Houston, were Easter holiday visitors in Brady. The Pences were guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Nance and Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Pence. Mrs. Todd visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Kittle. * * * Home for Easter Tony Dutton, student at the University of Texas, Austin, spent the Easter holiday here as guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Dutton. * * * It’s a girl! Mr. and Mrs. Otto Bynum of Brady, are happy to announce the birth of a daughter at Brady Hospital Monday, April 18. Named Elizabeth Nell, she weighed nine pounds and thirteen-and-one-half ounces at birth. She has an older sister, Sarah Lynn, who is 20 months of age. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. R.R. Bynum of Hamilton and Mrs. Lettie Fox of Kaufman. * * * Attends wedding of daughter After a week’s visit with her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. T.O. Perrin and their daughter of Austin, Mrs. Edna Ulrich accompanied them to Houston last Thursday to attend the wedding of her daughter, Miss Evelyn Bryan and Tom Stiles. The ceremony was held in the Park Place Methodist Church in East Houston at 2 p.m. April 14. Mrs. Ulrich returned to Brady Friday evening.

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