Man killed en route to wife and new baby

October 11-14, 1960 Frank Cadena, Jr., 20 of Brownwood was fatally injured about 3:30 p.m. Saturday when his 1950 Studebaker hit a bridge abutement about 10 miles north of Brady on U.S. 377. Cadena apparently went to sleep at the wheel. He was dead on arrival at Brady Hospital. Alone in the car, he was en route to Melvin to see his wife, Josephine, and baby son who were with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Reyna. The baby was born in Brady just last week. Cadena lived at 1113 Victoria St., Brownwood, and worked for Brownwood Floral Company. The body was brought here to Wilkerson Funeral Home and then returned to Brownwood for services. Survivors are his wife and son; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cadena, Sr., of Brownwood; a brother and three sisters. It was McCulloch County’s fourth traffic fatality of the year. * * * Burglars get $1,000 worth of radios, TVs Burglars broke into Charles J. Brown’s Radio-TV Sales and Service Company, 907 South Bridge, sometime Saturday night and took a load of radios and television sets worth $1,000. “It was someone who knows radios and knew what he wanted,’ said Police Chief Dorman Gibbs. The burglars selected four Zenith radios, one Motorola radio, three portable Zenith television sets, and a Zenith transistor radio; two microphones and a supply of tubes and other parts. “It happened sometime between 10 p.m. Saturday and 5 a.m. Sunday because part of the stuff was on exhibit out at Curtis Field until 10 p.m. Saturday night,” Gibbs said. The burglars opened an eastside window, crawled over an inside wall through a hole, took the hinges off another inside door, and then loaded up at a northside door. Brown discovered the loss about 10:30 a.m. Sunday. * * * Waldrip Club still active 25 years later The Waldrip Sunshine Club was celebrating its 25th year at the County Exhibit last weekend. The club was organized in January, 1935, with seven members. The club how has 23 members and has had as many as 34. Mrs. Nat Randals is the only active charter member, but three others who now live in Brady are honorary members, Mrs. Newt Baker, Mrs. M.F. Lohn and Mrs. T.L. Hodges. Over the years the club has: ‘ Bought a cook stove, sink, coffee urn, punch bowl set and silverware for the Waldrip Community Center kitchen. ‘ Bought a piano, a plant and venetian blinds for the center. ‘ Fenced and painted the center and built a barbecue pit. ‘ Contributed $50 for an entrance to the Marion Cemetery. ‘ Purchased several war bonds. The club members also work for the Red Cross, the March of Dimes each year, send floral sprays and cards, raise money by selling quilts, box suppers, rummage sales and auctions, and have a Christmas party each year. The members pay dues each month and on their birthdays. * * * Dogs double up on grid sweethearts The Brady Bulldogs will have two football sweethearts this year: Nancy Archer and Joyce Haynes. The girls tied in voting Monday by members of the team. They will be presented Friday night during halftime ceremonies here at Brady-Sam Houston (San Antonio) game. Nancy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Archer, and Joyce is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.. Noel Haynes. * * * Blanket tops Melvin, 34-0 The Melvin Bulldogs suffered a 34-0 loss to the Tigers at Blanket Friday in the second district 8-B game for both clubs. It was the first time this year that the Bulldogs have been held scoreless. Their second district loss, it left them with a 3-3 record for the season. Blanket now has won five of six (their only loss was 26-6 to Lometa). This week Melvin meets Menard at Melvin, and Blanket tries the Hornets at Rochelle. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS Here from Tulsa Mr. and Mrs. Clyde McLean and daughter, Kristi, of Tulsa, Okla., came Saturday for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer McLean. They returned home today.

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