September 27-30, 1960 The McCulloch County Community Chest has set $14,197 as its goal in the 1960 campaign starting next week. A $320 increase, the goal compares with $13,877 raised last year. “We’re going to need lots of help,” said campaign director Ramond Wilensky, “so don’t turn us down when we ask you to work and ask for donations.” The local Chest is beginning its 12th year here and has been very successful. It is designed to lump all charity drives into one campaign to give relief to those who work in the drives and to those who are asked to contribute. It also saves on campaign expenses, permitting more money to go to the causes for which it was given. The Chest has a budget committee which receives and reviews requests from the participating agencies and then recommends the total budget. Directors of the Chest approved this year’s budget last Thursday. The American Red Cross joined the Community Chest for the first time last year and will be a member again this year. Among the other agencies is one new one, The Christian Record Benevolent Association, an organization printing braille materials for the blind. It replaces the Gonzales Warm Springs Foundation. Other Chest agencies are the Salvation Army, the Texas Association for Mental Health, the Muscular Dystrophy Society, the 4-H Clubs, the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, the American Heart Association, the Armed Services Fund and the McCulloch County Home (Good Samaritan Home). The Chest also keeps a contingency fund to care for charity requests which may develop during the year. * * * Essay by Placid woman is best Mrs. Lowell Smith of Placid is the winner of the second week in the essay contest, “Why I Like to Trade in Brady.” She will receive a $5 gift certificate from Hicks Grocery. The contest, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, ends Saturday morning, “and all entries must be received by Saturday morning to be eligible for the cash awards,” said C-C Manager Roger Wheeler. * * * Grand Jury fails to act in rape case The McCulloch County grand jury, meeting Friday, took no action on the three charges of rape. Failure of the grand jury to act in effect frees the defendants of the charges. The term of the present grand jury expires Sept. 30. “A later grand jury could take up the cases again, if they wish,” said County Attorney Aubrey Davee. The grand jury met Sept. 12 and then recessed until Sept. 23 to allow time for further investigation of the cases. One defendant was a 34-year-old man charged with rape of a six-year-old girl here Aug. 14. He had previously been in mental hospitals, but Sheriff Luke Vogel said an Austin psychiatrist, who examined him recently, did not find him to be insane. The other two defendants, 19 and 29 years of age, were charged with statutory rape involving a 13-year-old girl here Aug. 28. * * * Committees named for fall festival Mrs. Charles Baker, general chairman for the St. Patrick’s Fall Festival, on Saturday, Oct. 15, announced the committee appointments this week. Publicity: Mrs. John Sorell, John W. Hughes; Tickets: Bert Hughes; Country Store: Miss Nell Rice, Mrs. Will Isaacs, Mrs. C.A. Tupman, Mrs. Jim Rice, Mrs. Bert Hughes, Mrs. Claude Thompson, Mrs. Rector Jacoby; Cake Walk: Mrs. R.S. Moseley, Miss Gussie Rice, Mrs. Bill White, Mrs. John Cox, Mrs. Harold Keim, Mrs. Chester Jacoby, Mrs. Metzer; Doll Wheel: Mrs. Clinton Newlin, Mrs. Gardner Broad; Special Doll: Mrs. John Pellizzari, Mrs. Jack Locklear, Mrs. Millard Schuchart; Grab Bag: Mrs. H.L. Gober, Mrs. Tommy Anderson. Tea and Coffee: Mrs. Schwenker; Tables and Silver: Mrs. Harry Priess, Miss Irene Rice, Mrs. Paul Klatt, Mrs. Jack Locklear; Door Prizes: Mrs. J.P. Anderson, Miss Mable Thompson, Mrs. John Lewis; Announcers: Dr. James Anderson, H.L. Gober, Bert Hughes; Potato Salad: Mrs. H.L. Gober. An autumn tablecloth, one of four door prizes, is on display this week in Rosenberg-Myers window. * * * Girl Scout Troop 4 gets merit badges The Girl Scout Troop 4 met with their leader, Mrs. Red Simpson, at the Girl Scout Little House, Sept. 20. Dues were collected by Pam Francks. The troop recited the “Girl Scout Promise” and discussed the “First Class Rank.” The merit badges which the girls have to work for were also given for the coming year. Sandra Brock served nibbles to Carol Ricks, Gayle Hubbard, Linda Simpson, Peggy Smithwick, Beth Wiggington, Pam Francks and Suzy Locklear. * * * A.J. Rickses home from Bahamas trip Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Ricks, Jr., returned last week from a week’s vacation trip to the Bahamas Islands. Flying from San Antonio on Monday, Sept. 12, they were guests of the Fedders Corp., and were among 80 other air-conditioning dealers and wives who flew on this chartered Pan American Clipper nonstop to the Grand Bahama Island, one of the largest islands in the Bahama group. They were joined by other groups of Fedders guests from all over the United States. During a seven week period several thousand Fedders dealers are to be entertained by the firm for their outstanding sales of Fedders products. Mr. Ricks reported that the island was a fisherman’s paradise. He brought in over 200 pounds one morning and had extra good luck each time he went out. He caught a number of barracuda, mackerel, yellowtail, jackfish, mutton snapper and others. Mrs. Ricks especially enjoyed shopping trips to the native villages for straw bags, hats and beautiful seashells. A trip to Nassau, capital of the islands, also proved to be a highlight of the vacation. Nassau is located on New Providence Island and is a famous resort city of about 45,000 population. The Duke and Duchess of Windsor lived there for a number of years while he was governor of the Bahama Islands. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS In Memorial Hospital Mrs. W.G. Hampton of Dublin, formerly of Brady, is a patient in Brownwood Memorial Hospital, having been admitted several days ago. She is improving, but will be there another week.