Dogs off the hook; Lampasas favored to take 18-AA crown

July 19-22, 1960 The Lampasas Badgers get the nod in District 18-AA in the season’s first “dope sheet,” published this week from Waco. “It had to happen sometime. A team other than Brady is being favored to win 18-AA,” said 1960 Texas Football, a handsome magazine full of facts and figures on Texas’ favorite sport. The magazine sweeps the whole field, from the Southwest Conference down to Class A in high school. Lampasas Coach Sam Fowler “has 10 lettermen primed and ready.” Marshall Garner, 180-pound guard-end, is the key-Badger, “but fullback Marshall McMillan and tackle Jerry Henderson are proven performers,” he said. Brady gets but one familiar name back, but he is a “Jim-dandy:” quarterback Charles Reynolds (6-2, 160) who had 11 scoring passes last year. Also on hand is Danny Williams, a strong defender. Reynolds is pictured in the magazine and is listed on the “Class AA Honor Roll,” along with other names familiar to Brady fans: Jim Gooch of Gatesville, Ronnie Gerloff and Wayne Bates of Stamford, Tipton Lee of Ballinger, Budgie Ford of Taylor and Ernie Koy, Jr., of Bellville. Texas Football was produced by a pair of Waco sportswriters, Dave Campbell and Al Ward. And even if the season is still seven weeks away, they’ve already picked Class AA’s top 10: 1. Olney; 2. Taylor, 3. Bellville; 4. Denver City; 5. Daingerfield; 6. Gatesville; 7. Stamford (despite the fact they are ineligible for any title this year); 8. Hooks (who dat’); 9. Azle and 10. Coleman. “Coleman has 17 lettermen (9 starters) and a flock of good football players,” said TF. Ex-Brady coach Chuck York gets mentioned, too, in the District 10-AAA round-up: ‘Conroe has a new coach, Chuck York, and 15 lettermen, and could improve on last year’s cellar finish,” which is a pretty safe bet. Ex-Brady guard Scott Appleton is pictured among the Southwest Conference’s top recruits. He’s in the University of Texas Longhorn corrall, of course. * * * Veteran Brady barber dies of heart attack W.L. (Doc) Taylor, 59, a veteran Brady barber, died of a heart attack at 1:15 p.m. Sunday in Brady Hospital. He has been in the hospital since July 10. Born Aug. 7, 1900 in Grady County, Ga., he was William Linsey Taylor and has lived in Brady for 31 years. He and the former Maybelle Moore were married in 1929. Mr. Taylor was a leader in the Boy Scouts and in the First Methodist Church. He had been working with the Scouts since 1943, first as an assistant clubmaster. He served as chairman of the Heart O’ Texas District in 1952-54. At the First Methodist Church he had served on the official board and at the time of his death was assistant Sunday School Superintendent. The funeral was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Wilkerson Chapel. The Rev. C.P. Karrick, former minister of the Brady Presbyterian Church, officiated and burial was held in Rest Haven Cemetery. Survivors are his wife; three sons, Ronald of Abilene, Don and David of Brady; a stepson, Walter Beatty of Galveston; his mother, Mrs. W.C. Taylor of Miami, Fla.; and four brothers, Lawson, Bill, Forsie and David L. Taylor, all of Florida, and a sister, Mrs. Ruth Boone of Fort Pierce, Fla. Pallbearers were L.L. Brown, I.G. Evridge, Hardin Jones, Marvin Pankey, James King and Carl Nance. * * * FFA boys going to Houston Parley Two members of the Brady FFA chapter will go to Houston Wednesday for the 33rd State Convention. Tom Hall, chapter vice president, and J. Roy Rickie, chapter sentinel, will make the three-day trip, accompanied by E.L. Ross and Earl Behrens, vocational agriculture teacher and FFA advisor. Five thousand Future Farmers are expected at the convention, to be held in the air-conditioned Houston Coliseum. In addition to the business sessions, the awards and honors, a tour of the Houston area is being arranged for the afternoon of July 21 and an always popular “Fun Night,” including the FFA talent contest, is in the making for Wednesday evening, July 20. Serious events of the convention will include addresses by John Strohm, editor of Ford Almanac; Joe Hughes, vice president of the National FFA, and others outstanding in agriculture and education. * * * James F. Cross, ex-Brady man, fatally beaten James F. Cross, 71, a former Brady resident, was fatally beaten with a heavy iron bar by unknown assailants at his Deming, N.M., filling station June 27. Mr. Cross was left for dead, unconscious and bleeding, at the filling station, 21 miles north of Deming. A laundry truck driven from Lordsburg, N.M, found Cross and summoned help. He was taken to a Deming hospital where he died July 13. Death was attributed to 10 blows on the face and head by a heavy bar, a 4-foot wrecking bar. Born Jan. 16, 1889, Mr. Cross graduated from Junction High School and San Marcos Baptist Academy and had a B.A. degree from the University of Texas. He taught in several West Texas schools and was an ordained Baptist minister. Pallbearers were members of the International Order of Odd Fellows lodge of Deming. Mr. Cross’ wife, the former Martha Cole of Marfa, whom he married July 28, 1911, preceded him in death, Dec. 28, 1933. He is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Iva Stas of Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. J.W. Hobbs, Mrs. Annie C. Bourland and Mrs. Pearl Turner, all of Brady. * * * Trailer truck flips with load of lettuce A huge trailer truck, loaded with 714 cases of lettuce, overturned on the San Angelo highway about three miles west of Brady early Friday morning, but the driver, Allen Andrus of Denver, Colo., escaped with only minor bruises. The truck had just passed the Coleman cutoff traveling east toward Brady, when the driver apparently went to sleep for a moment. The truck ran off the highway into the dividing ditch on the left hand side. The driver said he woke up and found the cab in the ditch and tried to bring the entire truck down into the ditch to prevent the trailer from jack-knifing. Apparently, a culvert in the ditch forced the driver to try to pull the truck back onto the road, turning the trailer over on its left side and smashing the left side of the cab. The cab was crushed so badly that the driver had to crawl out the window on the right side. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS Returns from Trinity Miss Linda Gail Bradham returned home Sunday from San Antonio where she attended Trinity University the first semester. * * * Guests in Carrithers home Mr. and Mrs. Carlisle Cravens of Arlington, were house guests of Mr. and Mrs. George Carrithers over the weekend. * * * Here from Lampasas Mrs. Lee Roy Miller of Lampasas, was a guest of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Tittle and family last week. * * * Home form summer school Ed Carrithers, who has been attending Southern Methodist University, Dallas, during the first semester of summer school, returned home last Friday. * * * Guests of grandparents Cheryl and Christy Krames of Irving, are guests for two weeks of their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Finlay.

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