‘Pete’ repeats as champion of golf meet

May 31-June 3, 1960 Defending title-holder Pete Newman of Brady made a terrific comeback Monday afternoon against Chuck Ribelin to repeat as champion of the Heart O’ Texas Businessmen’s Golf Tournament here at the Country Club. Newman had been trailing Ribelin 3 down and 4 to go in the finals, but the match was all even when they hit the 18th hole. Newman took the 18th’and the match, 1 up. Ribelin is from Dallas and won the last of the big Jaycee tournaments held here in 1951. He was this year’s medalist with a 65. At the trophy presentation he told the crowd: “Pete’s a fine champion. He really deserves to win. If you can’t win it with 5-under par, you just can’t win,” he laughed. Ribelin, in the finals, had a 5-under-par 67, but Newman had a 6-under-par 66. “I hope you continue having the tournament, I have enjoyed it tremendously, Ribelin added. Newman did it the hard way Monday. In the semi-finals, he had to go 21 holes before eliminating George Seaholm of Austin, 1 up. Paul Huntington of Melvin, who had been picked to give Newman and Ribelin the greatest competition, fell to Newman in the quarterfinals, 2-1. Huntington, however, won the tournament’s driving contest with a 320-yard blast. Joe Birdwell of Coleman won the left-handed driving contest with a 290-yard shot. The tournament drew four flights (64 players) and produced some fine, close matches. In the championship consolation Ed Grimes of Midland and K.K. Steffens of Brady were all even on 18 holes. Grimes won it, 1-up on the 19th. Bert Harrison, president of the tournament, and John William Hughes, secretary, presented the trophies and a handsome collection of golf equipment as prizes to the winners. “This has been one of the best tournaments ever held here,” Hughes said. “I’m a little sad now that it’s over. I wish it were starting all over again.” The visiting golfers agreed they had had a good time and promised to be back next year with others. More than half of the entries came from out of town. Plus, Newman, Ribelin and Seaholm, Jerome Wilkerson of Brady was the other semifinalist. He was eliminated by Ribelin, 4-3. * * * Brady Drug store sold to Rudders Rudder Drug, closed since a fire destroyed the store May 11, this week purchased Brady Drug and began operating Monday from Brady Drug’s location on the west side of the square. The purchase was made from Dr. A.W. Hinchman. Johnny Rudder, a partner in the firm with his father, John Rudder, said, “This will be our temporary location until the other store is remodeled.” The Rudders then will close Brady Drug and vacate the building. “We hope to be back in our old location as soon as possible,” Rudder said, estimating it will take about two and a half months to remodel the fire-damaged building. “We plan to enlarge the drug store and install new counters and new booths. It will be one of the nicest stores around here.” The old Rudder building will be rebuilt as a two-story structure as it was before the fire, but only the lower floor will be finished now. The apartments upstairs will be remodeled later. All of Rudder’s prescriptions were destroyed in the fire, but Johnny Rudder said customers can contact their doctors and ask them to rewrite their prescription. * * * Awards distributed to Brady grads Frances Behrens, salutatorian of the 1960 graduating class of BHS, received two more honors Thursday night during graduation exercises for 70 members of Brady High School’s senior class. Frances won a $50 award from the Brady Business and Professional Women’s Club and then was named as the winner of the Brady Parents and Teachers Association’s $137.50 scholarship. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Behrens of Voca. The B&PW award is given to the girls with the highest rank in two years of home economics and two years of commercial subjects. The $50 is intended to help her further her education. The PTA award is given to a student who intends to enter the teaching profession and also is designed to help meet college education expenses. The Rotary Club’s coveted Citizenship Trophy went to Bobby Barsch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Barsch. The winner annually is selected by the high school faculty on the basis of character, leadership, attitude, “and those other qualities which make a good citizen.” The Damrosch Music Club’s award for “outstanding work in the field of music” was presented to Diana Williamson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jamie Williamson. The Sorosis Club’s award, given to a high ranking girl honor graduate other than the valedictorian and salutatorian, went to Linda Bradham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.M. Bradham. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS Gets business degree Joe T. Ogden, Jr. is a candidate for a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Texas, with commencement exercises slated for June 4. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. Ogden, Sr. of Brady. * * * Rain at Lohn Jym Mitchell, Lohn rancher, was in town Monday afternoon and reported a 0.70 inch rain at the ranch Monday morning. Jym said the rain was fine and he was ready for some more. David Dutton, who ranches several miles north of Brady, said the rainfall was around 0.50 inch or better at his ranch Monday morning. * * * On vacation trip Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gartman left last Saturday on a vacation trip to points of interest in Arizona and California. At Long Beach, Calif., they will be guests of Mr. Gartman’s sister and husband. * * * To visit grandmother Patricia Anderson, 13-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Anderson, left Tuesday afternoon by train for San Diego, Calif., where she will visit for a month with her paternal grandmother, Mrs. J.A. Fitch. * * * Johnny Caylors attend Tech Mr. and Mrs. George Purcell accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Caylor traveled to Lubbock on Saturday where the Purcells spent the weekend and got the Caylors settled for the summer. They plan to attend Texas Tech. The Purcells returned home Sunday evening.

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