Simpson Lake tract valued at $3,985

March 6-9, 1962 A special three-man commission Friday afternoon agreed on $3,985.50 as the value of Simpson Lake Club land being taken by the City of Brady for Brady Lake. The club and the City have 20 days to accept or reject the offer. As of this week neither party had taken action on the offer. If either rejects the proposition, the case will be tried before a jury in County Court. On the three-man commission were Richard Moseley of Rochelle, Wayne Rawlings of Brady and John Bratton of Melvin. They were appointed as “disinterested freeholders” to set the price of the tract after the City, unable to agree with the club, filed a condemnation suit to obtain the land. The commission offered $150 per acre for 4.1 acres of land’that portion below the Simpson Lake dam’which the City wants to buy outright. For 14.7 acres which will be permanently flooded (including the seven-acre Simpson Lake itself) and on which the City will take a “flood easement,” the commission offered $100 per acre. In addition, the City is asking for a “flowage easement” on another 35.6 acres of the Simpson Lake tract which will be flooded only occasionally, and the commission set the damage to that portion of the land at $25 per acre. The commission also awarded the club $1,008 for removal and damages to the property’s improvements, picnic tables, barbecue pit, walks, etc. Not included was possible damage to a small cabin on the property owned by Elmer McLean. The Simpson Lake land actually is owned by Ben Davis Geeslin of Brady, with an indebtedness owed to the Veterans Land Board of Texas. The Simpson Lake club, however, holds an option to buy the land from Geeslin. * * * Steffens files for school board Korky Steffens is the third candidate to file for one of three places to be filled on the Brady School board April 7. Seeking re-election to the board are Jean F. Williams and Norman Archer. Appointed about a year ago to fill vacancies left by the resignations of Vernon Dorsett and John Sorell, both Williams and Archer are seeking their first full elective term. Wednesday, March 7 is the last day to file for a place on the ballot. * * * King enters Council race James King, owner of King’s Fountain at City Drug, filed as a candidate for the City Council about 10 p.m. Saturday as the filing deadline passed at midnight. King is the third candidate for two places to be filled on the Council. Wayne Ferguson, for re-election and Jim Harkrider announced previously. The two men with the largest number of votes April 3 will be elected. Brady also will elect a mayor April 3. Those candidates are R.M. Priesmeyer for re-election and John Rudder. * * * Burglar breaks show window, grabs rings A brassy burglar sometime Sunday night broke out a heavy plate glass at Malone’s jewelry on the square and grabbed up what he could out of the show window. Taken were seven diamond ring sets valued at $423.25, two men’s wrist watches valued at $20 and a pendant worth $45’for a total of $548.25. The burglary was done in full view of a Bridge Street light, “and it must have made an awful noise when he broke that thick plate glass,” said Sheriff Luke Vogel and deputy Golden Jones. The loss wasn’t discovered until 8:30 a.m. Monday. A few minutes later, David Barrera, a clerk at Wilensky’s, a neighbor of Malones, was sweeping the sidewalk and found one of the missing ring boxes. The wedding ring was still in the box but the engagement ring was gone. Vogel and Jones guessed that the burglar had lost the box as he stuffed the merchandise into his pocket, after running down to the Wilensky corner to be picked up by an automobile. * * * Old grandstand to be moved before relays The Brady School Board Monday night opened bids for removal of the old east-side grandstand at Bulldog Stadium and re-elected the school system’s principals and coaches. The high bid of $436 from Chester Richie of Brady for purchase and removal of the old wooden grandstand was accepted. Richie will have the stands out of the stadium within one week’in time for the Brady Relays March 17. Removal of the old stands will give spectators an unobstructed view of the races, from start to finish. Supt. C.A. Reynolds said the new steel grandstands are now being fabricated and will be installed sometime, after June 1, to prevent interference with activities at the stadium this spring. The contracts of the following administrators were extended through the 1963-64 school year: Coordinator E.O. Martin, High School Principal C.A. Ethridge, Junior High Principal Boyd Hunt, South Ward Principal E.J. Powell and North Ward Principal I.V. Pearson. The contract of Dunbar Principal A.L. Reed runs through 1962-63. In re-electing the coaches, the board made one minor change in the assignments. Ed Whiteley will give up his duties as head basketball coach, being succeeded by Charles Brewster. Contracts of the coaches were extended through 1963-64 and they were assigned as follows: K.Y. Owens, head football and track coach; Ed Whiteley, assistant basketball coach; Charles Brewster, head basketball coach and assistant B-team coach; Fletcher Fields, head B-team and assistant basketball coach. The contract of Junior High Coach Tommy Starnes runs through 1962-63. High School girls Coach Laurice Hunter and Junior High girls Coach Jetta Baker were re-elected for 1962-63, and the contract of Band Director James Mallow was extended through 1964. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS Here from Tahoka Mr. and Mrs. B.R. Tate of Tahoka are here for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Tate and Mr. and Mrs. Autrey Vinson. Mr. Tate said Tahoka was a good town and most of the folks there had sand in their craws and money in the bank. * * * In Casper, Wyo. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Striegler left Sunday for Casper, Wyo. they plan to be gone about 10 days. While in Casper they will be the guests of their son, Bert, Mrs. Striegler and their granddaughter, Michele. * * * Daughter to Wainscotts Carla Jo is the name of the little Miss born to Mr. and Mrs. Bernie Wainscott at Brady Hospital Monday night. She weighed seven pounds and 13 ounces. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Wainscott of Menard and Mrs. J.H. Watson of Devine.

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