Chest to vote on proposal: ‘United Fund’

April 3-6, 1962 Community Chest members (all who made donations) will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce office to consider three amendments to the constitution: ‘To change the name to the McCulloch County United Fund. ‘To change the fiscal year to April 1-March 31 (instead of Sept. 1-Aug. 30), ‘And to raise the number of directors from 20 to 21, seven being elected each year for three year terms. The new fiscal year would give the organization more time to prepare for its annual drive in October, and by changing the number of directors the board would have more stability from year to year. Later Thursday night, the Chest directors and other invited guests will attend a dinner meeting in the educational building of the First United Methodist Church at 7:30 o’clock. Dan Eddy, service unit director for the Salvation Army in Dallas, will be the speaker. Eddy originally helped organize the McCulloch County Chest and will help the present directors get ready for next year. Born in Dallas, he was chosen “Man of the Year” in 1954 by the Dallas Jaycees and was named one of the “Five Outstanding Young Texans of 1955.” Appointed to his present position in 1950, he has increased the number of Salvation Army Service Unit Committees from 33 to 232. He also serves as associate director of disaster relief operations and has served in Waco, the Rio Grande Valley, Tampico, Mexico; Olney, Cameron and on the Gulf Coast during Hurricane Carla. * * * Candidate’s wife to visit Wednesday Mrs. John Connally, wife of the candidate for governor, will be honored in Brady Wednesday morning from 9:30 to 11 a.m. during a coffee at the Richards Memorial Library clubroom. This is one of six appearances she will make this week in this area before going to Austin for “Connally Homecoming Day” Friday. The former Idanell Brill of Austin, she and her husband met there while they were University of Texas students and she is a former UT sweetheart. This week Mrs. Connally was in Stephenville and Comanche Monday, in Brownwood and Coleman Tuesday and from Brady will go to San Marcos Thursday. The coffee was arranged by Mrs. Richard Moseley of Rochelle, county chairman of the “Connally for Governor” campaign. * * * Melvin voters to hear school tax discussed An open meeting will be held in the Melvin School auditorium at 7:45 p.m. Thursday to discuss the proposed tax increase in the Melvin School tax rate. Patrons of the school district will have an opportunity to ask questions and get a full report on the financial condition of the district. Melvin voters will go to the polls Saturday to elect two trustees and to vote on the proposal to increase the maximum school maintenance tax to $1.50. Candidates for the trustee positions are Avert Carlson, for re-election; V. C. Whitworth, Briggs Browning and Mackey Weaver. The two elected will serve three-year terms. * * * Golfers fourth in San Angelo Brady High Golfers took fourth place among the “big boys” Friday and Saturday at the San Angelo Invitational Golf Tournament. Playing against 3-A and 4-A competition, the Bulldogs and Big Lake were the only Class AA schools in the meet. The championship went to the host San Angelo Bobcats who had a total score of 610. In second place was Permian of Odessa, 622, Brownwood with 624, and Brady with 634. The Bulldogs had been tied in eighth place at the end of the first round Friday with a score of 322. They came back Saturday and shot a 312. Brady scores: Bob Archer, 77-75’153; Jimmy Criswell 79-78’158; Karlton Steffens 80-80’160; Charles Dicker 86-78’164; Martin Broad 93-83’176. * * * First anniversary here for minister Sunday marked the first anniversary of the Rev. Arlie Fielding’s pastorate of the Central Baptist Church in Brady. A review of the past year’s program was given at church services and new goals were set for the ensuing year. A Sunday School enlargement program has been outlined for the coming year, a spokesman for the congregation said. * * * Police arrest 2 boys in jewelry burglary Charges were filed Friday against Tommy Clark, 18, of Brady in connection with the burglary at Malone’s Jewelry on the square, March 4. Two watches and diamond rings valued at more than $500 were taken from the show window after a small plate glass was broken. Police Chief Dorman Gibbs said a 16-year-old Brady boy was also arrested with Clark in the same case. He will be tried as a juvenile. Eight rings have been recovered, “but both watches were sold on the street in Abilene for $5 apiece,” Gibbs added. “And one wedding ring set was thrown away about 10 miles out of Abilene.” According to information Gibbs has been able to put together, the burglars took a jack from a parked pickup truck and used it to shatter the show window, around 8 p.m. Sunday, March 4, even though there was still a fair amount of traffic on the square at that time. The burglars grabbed the merchandise from the show window, ran to Wilensky’s corner, back around toward M&S Hospital and up to the Brady Junior High School grounds. One ring was lost at Wilensky’s corner and another set on the school grounds. Those three rings later were found and returned to the police. On the school grounds, the burglars removed the rings from the boxes, stomped the broken boxes into loose sand and threw the jack under the band hall. Gibbs said four rings were recovered from an Abilene resident and arrangements have been made for return of another ring in Wichita Falls. Clark is being held in jail in lieu of $1,000 bond, pending action by the grand jury. * * * C-C Directors elect officers James Isbell, manager of the Pioneer Natural Gas Company, was elected president as the new board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce held its first meeting Monday night. Isbell will succeed Billy Jack Neal, who remains as a director. Johnny Rudder was elected first vice president; Frank Roddie, Jr., second vice president; and Dr. Richard Winters, treasurer. Other members of the board are Glenn Kittie, J.D. Barley, Ed Williams, Tim Jones, Ross Huffman, E. L. Ross, Andy Allen, Bill Robinett, Cecil Coggin and Gerald Huffman. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS Here from Odessa Mr. and Mrs. James Scott and children, William Dale and Jaton, of Odessa, were recent visitors in Brady as guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Shafer, and in Pontotoc with his foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kelly Slaughter. * * * To Columbia Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Francks of San Angelo flew to New York City Sunday where they will spend this week where Dr. Francks will be taking a course in orthodontics at Columbia University. Dr. Francks will not be in his office here on Friday, April 6, but will be here as usual the following Friday, April 13. * * * Visiting relatives at Fife Mr. and Mrs. Dair Baldridge of McAllen and Tampico, Mex., are guests for a few days of her brother, E. A. Mitchell and family of Fife. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mitchell of Lynford, and R. F. Finlay of Raymondville, who are visiting relatives. * * * Here from Childress Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Craig and son, Harvey, of Childress visited here during the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Miller and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Richard.

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