Bulldogs to play host Friday to ‘team that beat champs’

November 1-4, 1960 The District 18-AA title goes on the line in Bulldog Stadium Friday night as Brady meets the San Saba Armadillos, “the team that beat the state champs” last year. A win over San Saba will assure the Bulldogs of at least a tie for the championship and a fifth straight trip into the state AA playoffs. A loss probably would throw the district into a three-way tie between Brady, San Saba and Llano. San Saba then could go into the playoffs by beating Llano next week. Still needled by a 34-30 loss to the Armadillos last year, the Bulldogs have been pointing toward this game for exactly a year. Noted for its sign painters, San Saba was sprouting a new crop of signs this year saying: “You Did It Last Year, Armadillos, and You Can Do It Again!” Four hundred adult tickets and 200 student tickets have been sent to San Saba, and Brady Principal C.A. Ethridge said, “We should have a rather large crowd. After all, both teams are still in the running. This is THE game.” The Armadillos have had an odd season, a 4-4 record, losing to the teams they were supposed to beat and winning the games they were supposed to lose. “When they’re hot, they’re really hot,” said Brady Coach K.Y. Owens. “And we know they will be hot Friday night.” San Saba is fielding pretty much the same team that whipped the Bulldogs last year: quarterback Richard Barker, fullback Larry Conner, halfbacks Dale Barber and Eddie Sanderson. Another potent back, however, probably won’t show up. He is Charlie Williams, who has been recovering from a broken leg suffered in the Coleman game. Last year Barker passed the Bulldogs to death, connecting repeatedly to Barber and Conner. He completed 10 of 19 for 195 yards. That Coleman game was San Saba’s best performance. They knocked over the Bluecats, 14-2. “And it should have been 28-2,” Owens said. “They just pushed Coleman all over the field.” Last week the Armadillos did the unexpected again, clipping Fredericksburg, 22-14. The officials for the game are being imported from San Antonio, in a compromise between the San Saba and Brady coaches. * * * Election party set; politics warming up The Brady Standard and Radio Station KNEL will be cooperating again next Tuesday night to gather McCulloch County’s presidential election returns. The vote totals will be posted on the election board on the north side of The Standard building, will be broadcast over KNEL, and then relayed to the Texas Election Bureau. After a quiet start, the rival camps for Kennedy-Johnson and for Nixon-Lodge were stirring up plenty of interest in McCulloch County this week, and their efforts should produce a fair-sized turnout next Tuesday. Plus the presidential election, McCulloch Countians and Texans elsewhere will be voting on four proposed amendments to the state constitution. Here are the proposals: Amendment No. 1 would authorize the Legislature to create a hospital district including Lamar and Hidalgo Counties, and County Commissioners Precinct No. 4 of Comanche County. Amendment No. 2 would increase to three and one-half percent the maximum permissible interest rate on bonds hereafter issued by the Veteran’s Land Board. Amendment No. 3 would allow an annual salary for members of the Legislature not to exceed $4,800 per year, and per diem allowance of not more than $12 per day of the first 120 days only of each regular session, and for 30 days of each special session of the Legislature. The regular session would be limited to 140 days. Amendment No. 4 would give the Legislature authority to classify loans and lenders, license and regulate lenders, define interest and fix maximum rates of interest. It is designated as a measure against “loan sharks.” * * * Recent bride shower honoree Mrs. Carroll Anderson, recent bride, was honored with a shower Friday morning from 9-11 a.m. at the Rochelle Community Center. The honoree, her mother, Mrs. Howard Sorrells of Brady, and the bridegroom’s mother, Mrs. Henry Anderson of Rochelle, were presented corsages. An arrangement of pink roses centered the refreshment table which was laid with a white lace cloth over green. Mrs. Leslie Rogers and Mrs. R.C. Benefield served. Hostesses for the occasion were Mmes. Benefield, Rogers, George Myers, Bill Jeffreys, Minnie Smith, Beda Mooring, Jim Myers, Oma Whitaker, A. Wingo, Bertha Brown, David Myers, Ray Engdahl and Bill Harwell. * * * Lohn News Weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Ewing were Mr. and Mrs. Irving Ewing and three children of Soaper, Okla. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Lohn and family are the proud owners of a new Chevrolet. Mr. and Mrs. O.B. Martin and Merlene were hosts for a Halloween party to compliment the fifth and sixth grades at their home last Friday night. Games and dancing furnished the diversion and refreshments of cookies, drinks and candy were served. Assisting the hosts were the following roommothers: Mmes. Jack B. Smith, Zane Carroll, James Finlay, Jr., and the teacher, Mrs. Oma Tedder, also the substitute teacher, Mrs. D.E. Edwards. Mrs. Oma Tedder was able to resume her teaching post in the fifth and sixth grades room Monday after recovering sufficiently from surgery. T.J. Short, Jr., of Ruidoso, N. Mex, was the Sunday dinner guest of the Fred Lohns. He also visited Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Short and family and was an overnight guest of Mr. and Mrs. James Finlay, Jr., and family. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS Girl for the Roddies Mr. and Mrs. H.P. Roddie III are the happy parents of a daughter, born at Brady Hospital Wednesday, Nov. 2. The little Miss weighed seven pounds, five and one-half ounces. * * * In Brady Hospital Mrs. J.K. Shelton of Brady was a patient in Brady Hospital Friday and Saturday. Matthew Kuykendall, Brady, was admitted to the Brady Hospital Saturday. Dismissals from Brady Hospital Friday were Jess T. Wade, Voca; Mrs. Claud Tompson, Rochelle; Mrs. Ernestine Wells, Mason; and Mrs. Billy Weeks, Brady. * * * Son of Joe Stuarts Mr. and Mrs. Joe Stuart of Brady, are the proud parents of a son, born at Brady Hospital last Thursday, Oct. 27.

Leave a Comment