December 13-16, 1960 Open house is being held Saturday afternoon to give Brady residents a chance to look over the new Plateau Motel, built by Billy Jack Neal on South Bridge Street at the Menard-Mason highway intersection. Visitors are invited to drop by between 2-5 p.m. and between 6-8 p.m. Free coffee will be served. The new motel has been attracting travelers for the last couple of weeks, even while construction was still being completed and furnishings installed. Mrs. Laura Sayles will be manager of the motel. She is well known in Brady through 17 years with Carlson’s Cleaners. The motel has 18 units in the shape of an L around a heated, filtered swimming pool and playground. The plot, 340 feet facing west on the highway and 255 feet deep, will permit the construction of additional units when business justifies. Of all-masonry construction, the motel is heated electrically and has refrigerated air-conditioning, wall-to-wall carpets, draped windows and with telephones and television sets in each unit. A wide, paved parkway gives ample room for tourists’ autos. Neal, a native of Rochelle, formerly operated a fishing resort at Falcon Lake on the Rio Grande River. He sold the Falcon Lake property in March, 1959, and returned to Rochelle. * * * Open Letter To the Citizens of Brady: I am happy to have been a part of and to have seen the progress of Brady for the last 50 years. My hope is that we as citizens of this community will see that the progress shall continue. In these past 50 years we have all made sacrifices, given much time and effort to the building of our community. We must not stop now but must continue to offer our guidance and cooperation, to those who will guide and direct our community in the future. It is my opinion that the building of Brady Lake will assure flood protection to Brady and to the business establishments. You all know the destruction that has been caused by floods in the past. The lake will offer a visible water supply to help attract new industry to Brady. It will offer a reserve water supply to assure ample water to all customers on the distribution system and for additional growth to our community. It will offer recreational facilities which will stimulate new growth and business to the community. The progress that we attain for our community always creates a financial responsibility on us; however, I think that the City Council and their co-workers should be commended for their efforts in obtaining a means of financing this lake and pro-rating the small cost to each of us. May each of us, as a citizen of this community, give our efforts in assuring a deciding vote in favor of the building of Brady Lake to assure the progress of our community. J.S. Anderson, M.D. * * * Fife News The good rains of last week were the best we have had in several months and were needed for grain and pastures. Some cotton remains to be gathered. Billy James Patterson arrived last week from California for a visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Patterson, probably until after the Christmas holidays. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Mitchell visited recently in Lyford with Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Mitchell and family and in San Antonio with Mr. and Mrs. Andy Mitchell. Bob Finlay of Austin spent last weekend with Mr. and Mrs. James Finlay. Several from here attended the funeral of Dr. W.M. Land in Brady Monday afternoon. Dr. Land was a family doctor for almost everyone in this area until he retired a few years ago and is remembered as one who rendered faithful services at all times. The community extends sympathy to his family. Rev. O.O. Moore of Melvin will hold services at our church Saturday evening at 7 p.m. * * * Rochelle underpass will be removed The State Highway Departments plans to remove the old railroad underpass a mile east of Rochelle on U.S. Highway 190. “Motorists won’t notice the difference much; however, we’ll just take off the top but leave the concrete abutments and the road as it is,” said Highway Department Engineer Ben Dillon. “Some day we may go in and fill it up, but we don’t see any reason to do it now.” The contract will be let, probably next year, in connection with an Amarillo project. The contractor will remove the steel from the Rochelle underpass and use it on the Amarillo job. The underpass no longer serves any purpose since the railroad was removed earlier this year. * * * Grid freshmen to play on own team next year Brady High coach K.Y. Owens had some news for Junior High’s eighth-grade gridders Tuesday night. “We’re going to try to have a ninth-grade football team and play a ninth-grade schedule next year,” he said. “If you intend to participate in sports, be sure you come out during your freshman year and every year,” Owens told the Junior High boys who will be graduating to high school next year. Owens spoke at the Junior High Lions’ annual football banquet, given by their mothers at the Country Club ballroom. The young gridders and their guests, eating by candlelight, put away a big turkey dinner, served buffet style. The mothers then brought out another surprise, a “flaming” dessert (a dish of ice cream topped with a flamng sugar cube which had been soaked in lemon extract). Lion coach Tommy Starnes announced this year’s captains as elected by the boys: Dickie Roper, Johnny Quinn, Harold Anderson and Joe Evridge. Joe presented a gift from the team to Starnes, and Cynthia Latham presented another gift to Mrs. Starnes. The coach complemented the boys on their season and kidded the pint-sized B teamers: “Our B team was real aggressive this year,” he smiled. “They gave up only 42 points’while scoring 18.” Coach Owens also congratulated the Lions for their season and their spirit, and he added praise, too, for coach Starnes, the band, the cheerleaders and the student body. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS Hospital notes Patients entering Brady Hospital Tuesday were Mrs. Peter Anderegg, Menard; Mrs. Sid Vick, Mercury; James A. Carter, Richland Springs; and Mrs. Mattie Swaim, Eden. Mrs. Vick was dismissed the next day. Dismissals Tuesday were Mrs. W.A. White, Richland Springs; John L. Meeker and Mrs. Alvin Owens, Brady; Mrs. Raymond Watkins, Paint Rock; and John A. Haley, Menard.