Ballot light Saturday but races warm

June 3-6, 1969 It’s a light ballot that voters will get Saturday in the Democratic runoff election, but McCulloch County still has three good races. Only one statewide race is on the ticket. The Brady Standard and Radio Station KNEL will cooperate to gather the election returns Saturday night. The totals, box by box, will be posted on the north side of The Standard building on East First Street and will be broadcast by KNEL. Despite the light ballot, McCulloch County should have a fairly good turnout. The voters will be electing a county tax accessor-collector and helping elect a district judge for the 35th District (McCulloch, Coleman and Brown Counties). Voters in Precinct 1 also will be electing a county commissioner. In the only state race, Judge Lloyd W. Davidson is seeking re-election to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. He is opposed by W.T. McDonald of Bryan, a district judge now in Brazos County. In the tax collector’s runoff are the incumbent John M. Guice and his only opponent, Jerry Simpson of Brady. In Precinct 1, County Commissioner Walter L. Bryson is seeking reelection and is opposed by Paul Johnson of Brady. The district judge’s race probably is the hottest on the ballot. William O. Breedlove, a Brownwood attorney, and Joe Dibrell, a Coleman attorney, are candidates asking to succeed A.O. Newman who resigned recently after long years of service to the 35th District. Dibrell and Breedlove have been wooing McCulloch County voters, who might hold the margin of victory this time. Both men led the ticket in their home counties in the first primary. * * * Construction activity here stirring again Construction activity has been on the increase in Brady this spring. Building permits issued by the City of Brady for April and may total $60,575. The permits went to: ‘Norwood Advertising Company to erect eight sign boards on South Bridge Street at a cost of $1,200. ‘Pete Newman to add a carport and a storage room at 806 West Fourth at a cost of $4,000. ‘John E. Myer to add one room at 1511 North Grant, $450. ‘Henry Land to move five room house to 1209 South High, $5,000. ‘Elbert Boswell to add two rooms and a bath at 1508 South Wall, $3,800. ‘W.O. Sanderford to add a room and a carport at 607 West 12th Street, $2,500. ‘Mary Bridgewater to move three-room house to 903 Magnolia, $300. ‘H.L. Gober, Jr., to build carport and storage room at 1021 West 12th Street, $5,500. ‘Texas Highway Department to build warehouse on North Bridge Street, $11,000. ‘Henry Minor to build room at 1208 South Mulberry, $800. ‘Wayne Rawlings to add one room to store building at 806 West 11th Street, $2,500. * * * Ex-sheriff, family in Brady on visit Former McCulloch County Sheriff and Mrs. J.P. Williamson of Sugar land are in Brady this week visiting friends and relatives. They, accompanied by their daughter, Anette, 15, came here after seeing their son, Lowell Ray, graduate Sunday at Southwest Texas State College in San Marcos with a bachelor of science degree in agriculture. Williamson is assistant warden at Central No. 2 Prison Farm at Sugar Land. “We have a good crop this year: 1,600 acres of cotton, 250 acres of corn and 400 acres of maize’ and plenty of help (460 prisoners),” Williamson said. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS Guests for graduation When Mary Jennings received her diploma last Thursday night, special guests attending were her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Conn and cousins, LaNell Morgan and Ava Hobbs, all of Johnson City. The guests spent Thursday and Friday in the Leon Jennings home. * * * Returns from Ft. Worth J.D. Barley returned home Wednesday from Fort Worth where he and Mrs. Barley and son, Donald, had been called last week because of the sudden death of Mrs. Barley’s father, E.F. Brugman, who was stricken with a fatal heart attack last Friday. Funeral services were held Saturday, and burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery at Arlington. Mrs. Barley and Donald remained for a indefinite stay with her mother. * * * Leaves for Army Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Smith and son, Toby, left last Wednesday for Fort Knox, Ky., where Jerry will be stationed for six months in the Army. Enroute they plan to spend 10 days visiting his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Dye and sons in Trenton, Ky. * * * Move to San Angelo Brady Junior High Coach Leonard Boyd and his family moved Thursday to San Angelo where Boyd will be assistant coach at Lake View High School. * * * Weekend guests Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Jones of Corpus Christi, were weekend guests of Mrs. B.R. Kirby and Misses Lucille and Venie. * * * Home for visit Winston Boeker, student at Texas Tech, Lubbock, was at home for a few days between semesters as a guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Boeker.

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