Brady cagers clear Llano hurdle

February 7-10, 1961 Brady High’s cagers made it six in a row Friday night as they outscored the Yellowjakets in Llano, 77-60. Needled by the Yellowjackets’ promise to revenge an earlier defeat this season in Brady, the Bulldogs jumped to a 21-13 first period lead, made it 39-27 at the half, and finished the third period in front, 56-39. The Bulldogs were never seriously threatened. Friday’s win gives the Bulldogs the inside track to a second straight championship in District 18-AA. The nearest challenger is Lampasas, a previous 44-41 victim of the Bulldogs. The Lampasas cagers, idle Friday night, were interested spectators at the Brady-Llano game. They were hoping for a Brady loss, which would throw them to a tie with the Bulldogs’but they went home disappointed. “But we still have to beat Fredericksburg this Friday, Bulldog coach Ed Whiteley reminded. The Bulldogs had an open date Tuesday this week but go back into action on their home court Friday, entertaining the Hillbillies. The Bulldogs play their final game of the season here Tuesday, Feb. 14, with Lampasas. If both continue to win, Brady will be shooting for the championship, and Lampasas will be trying for a tie for the title. Gene Rowell sank 11 field goals to lead the Doggies over Llano with 24 points. The Brady B team won its game, 44-37, but the Brady Pupettes were defeated, 30-17. The A game: Brady’Richard Anderson 6-0-12; George Kidd 4-0-8; Rowell 11-2-24; Charles Reynolds 5-12-22; Dan Salter 3-0-6; Robert Ricks 2-1-5. Totals 31-15-77. Llano’Simpson 5-0-10; Dexter Smith 6-6-18; Joe Bill Watkins 9-3-21; Gilbert Wagner 1-7-9; Allen Logan 0-2-2. Totals 21-18-60. The B game: Brady’Brantley Foster 3-1-7; Knox Trammell 3-0-6; Gil Engdahl 4-1-9; Darrell Roper 6-0-12; Larry Low 5-0-10. Totals 21-2-44. Llano’Ratliff 3-3-7; Lawson 4-3-11; Rogers 0-5-5; Leifeste 3-1-7; Fowler 3-27. Totals 11-15-37. * * * Missing family found; children brought back A Brady couple’who left town when their four children were ordered removed from their custody’were found Sunday afternoon in Ozona. “They were hungry and half-frozen,” said Sheriff Luke Vogel. “People there put them up at a hotel, fed them and bought them new clothes.” The couple, the four minor children, and a 21-year-lold son were traveling in a pickup truck, until it stalled in Sunday afternoon’s snow storm. Vogel returned the four children to Brady Monday night, and they are staying temporarily with him at the jail. The parents and the oldest boy remained in Ozona. Arrangements were made to place two of the boys, one 14 and one 7, in Buckner’s Orphans Home, Dallas, and a Brady family have agreed to care for the 11-year-old girl. The sheriff said he is trying to place the other boy, 15, in a state school for handicapped children. In 35th District Court here, Judge Joe Dibrell ordered the children taken from their parents because the parents “have wholly failed to maintain sanitary conditions and environments” for the children and have failed to keep the children regularly in school. * * * 6 boys, girls to show animals in San Antonio Six McCulloch County youngsters will have entries in the San Antonio Livestock Exposition opening Friday. Melvin FFA boy Jack Weaver will show a Hereford steer and two lambs, under supervision of vocational agriculture teacher T. Wood. County Agent Jimmy Cusenbary will supervise entries by five 4-H Club members. Joe H. Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dale Johnson of Melvin, will show two finewool lambs, and John L. Deans, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion F. Deans of Voca, will show four barrows. They will compete in the boys show. Three 4-H girls will compete in the open show. Mary Helen Bratton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bratton of Melvin, will show two lambs; Gayle Taliaferro, daughter f Mr. and Mrs. Billy Ray Taliaferro of Melvin, will show four lambs; and Susan Cusenbary, daughter of county agent, will have two lambs at the show. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS Guests in Hagler home Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Bowies of O’Donnell, were recent guests of the Jack Haglers. They came by after attending the Carter-Watins wedding in McCamey. * * * Nephew dies in Houston Mrs. Rose Pennington of Brady received a telephone call Monday night from her son, R.A. Pennington, of Houston, that her nephew, Willie Sanders, passed away Sunday at 4 p.m. following a heart attack. Mrs. Pennington was unable to attend the funeral held today in Houston on account of the weather. * * * To receive HPC degree Marilyn Yvonne Crow, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Booher of Brady, has completed requirements for the bachelor of science degree at Howard Payne College, Brownwood. Mrs. Crow, an elementary education major with an English minor, will receive her degree at the college’s spring graduation exercises. * * * Return to Brady Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Cowan, and son, Melvin, who have been making their home in Albuquerque, N. Mex., for the last several months, have returned to Brady to make their home. * * * Betty Crocker homemaker Alma Angelina Pina of Melvin, has been named the 1961 Betty Crocker Homemaker of Tomorrow in the high school there. She received the highest score in a written examination in Melvin High School. * * * Guests of Mrs. Lazalier Mr. and Mrs. Ed S. Herrington of Palestine, returned home Friday after visiting Mrs. F.W. Lazalier for two weeks. Mrs. Rufus Hooks of Houston is visiting her sister, Mrs. Lazalier this week. * * * Undergoes surgery Mrs. Jack Chandler, who underwent major surgery at Shannon Hospital, San Angelo, Jan. 12, was able to return home last Wednesday. She was attended while there by Mr. Chandler, her sister, Mrs. Irvine Hurd, and son, Don and wife of Texas City. Mr. and Mrs. Don Chandler and children were guests in Brady last weekend also.

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