Brady High School to graduate 67

May 22-25, 1962 Sixty-seven seniors are candidates for graduation in commencement exercises at Brady High School at 8 p.m. Thursday. The exercises will be held in Bulldog Stadium, but in case of rain will moved to the auditorium. Dr. A. Donald Bell, executive vice president of Howard Payne College, will be the graduation speaker. A native of Vancouver, Wash., he is a former professor of psychology at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The Brady High School Band will play for the commencement and the invocation will be given by the Rev. William S. Douglas, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, and the benediction by the Rev. Allen H. Brown, pastor of the Brady Presbyterian Church. Five special awards will be made by the B&PW Club, the Damrosch Music Club, the PTA, the Rotary Club and the Sorosis Club. Other honors will be announced by Principal C. A. Ethridge. Virgil Moore is valedictorian of the class and Pat Porter is the salutatorian. Supt. C. A. Reynolds will present the class to Dr. G. H. Ricks, president of the school board, who will deliver the diplomas to the graduates. The speaker, Dr. Bell, has taught previously at Southern Illinois University and Mississippi College, in addition to the Baptist seminary and Howard Payne. He is a frequent speaker at meetings of teachers, PTA groups and religious conventions. * * * Houn’ Dawgs honor Reynolds, Williams All-state quarterback Charles Reynolds and all-state tackle Danny Williams ended their high school football careers Thursday night with an additional honor: The Ol’ Houn’ Dawgs Award. Given to the “outstanding senior back” and the “outstanding senior lineman” from the 1961 Brady High football team, the awards were presented as the Houn’ Dawgs honored all Brady school athletes at a barbecue at Richards Park. “I wish we had an award for every boy,” said Dawgs president George Purcell, “because everyone of them was outstanding.” Reynolds is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Reynolds, and Williams is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Orvill Williams. Young Reynolds, in accepting the award, called it his “greatest honor.” “I appreciate everything that has been done for me. We have the best coaching staff in Texas'” And looking to next year, Reynolds said the 1962 team “will be young and inexperienced, but they have the desire. And if you get behind them, they will be as good as any Brady team.” The Houn’ Dawgs also had a surprise award to be made: The Pop Warner “Service to Youth” Certificate, given in honor of the late great football coach, Glenn S. (Pop) Warner. Purcell recognized the schools’ coaching staff and thanked them for their cooperation with the Houn’ Dawgs. Coach K. Y. Owens called this “the most enjoyable year I have ever had.” The Bulldogs were state semifinalists in football, runner’s up for the district basketball title, and district and regional champions in track. “I’m proud of these kids, they never let us down, a and they never let the team or themselves down.” Owens said this probably was the closet Brady has ever come to winning a state football championship: “We missed it by two points, and with better weather conditions we might have won it.” Donna beat Brady 16-14 in the semifinals and went on to the state title. * * * Hays to be speaker for Junior high class Dr. Robert Hays of Brady will be the speaker Thursday morning for 117 members of Brady Junior High School’s eighth grade graduating class. Yvonne Brown will play the processional and Bill McNatt will give the invocational and Patsy McDonald the benediction. Cleve McDonough is the valedictorian of the class and Jeffrey Anderson is the salutatorian. A clarinet quintet (Sheryl Wall, Linda Dodds, Kathy Day, Carol Barekman and Karen Feazelle) will play a medley of three songs. School coordinator E. O. Martin will present the diplomas and honor students will receive their diplomas from Supt. C. A. Reynolds. * * * Rochelle 8th grade exercises held Commencement exercises for Rochelle’s eighth-grade graduating class will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in the school gym. Tom Penn, Rochelle grocer, will be the speaker. Ronnie Mohr, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Mohr, is valedictorian of the class with an average of 96.75. Gloria Jeann Adams, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Frank Adams of Mercury, is the salutatorian with an average of 94.4. Rochelle High School’s senior class will be graduated Friday night. * * * Catholic seniors honored with dinner Miss Ellen Thompson, daughter of Mrs. Claud Thompson, and Jimmy Moseley, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Moseley, Rochelle and Bobby Moran, son of Mrs. Johnny Moran of Brady, all seniors and members of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, were honored with a fried chicken dinner Wednesday evening on the terrace of the home of Mrs. Chas. Baker. Mrs. Clinton Newlin was hostess and was assisted by Mrs. Gardner Broad. After the dinner, each graduate was presented a gift. The three graduates and the high school group of St. Patrick’s Children’s Organizations and their invited guests, numbering 18, enjoyed the evening. * * * Mrs. Moseley attends state convention Mrs. Richard Moseley, elected trustee of the board of the Texas Federation of Women’s Clubs, attended the state convention in San Antonio recently that climaxed a two year successful administration. It was reported that each club of the state had held one program on Finland which was highlighted by the TFWC president visiting Finland on their Annual American Day Festival when Texas was honored. Since then, through the cooperation of district presidents help in raising funds, 35 volumes of history and folklore of Texas was sent to the huge Finnish library. * * * Speedy Dry Cleaning plant opens in Brady Quick Clean Service’a new high-speed dry cleaning plant’was opened this week at 105 East First Street. The plant is owned by Ernest McCoy and Egan Fowler. “The secret to the new fast service,” the owners explained, “is the advanced design of the new dry cleaning equipment.” Built by Frigidaire engineers, the machines are designed with simultaneous cleaning and drying cycles. The first eight-pound load of clothes is dry cleaned in just 24 minutes’and the second and any subsequent load is finished every 12 minutes. This includes clothes handling time required by the trained attendant, who is always on the job. Under peak conditions, each “Rapid Dryclean” machine is capable of handling five eight-pound loads of clothes per hour, using conventional solvent. Each unit consists of a cleaner, dryer and built-in filtering system. The cleaner is installed on the floor in one section with access space in front for the attendant. The dryer is built into the left side of the booth at convenient height, facing the cleaner. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS Receives scholarship Reynold Carlson, a student in McMurray College, and son of Mrs. Novice Carlson, has been awarded a $50 scholarship by the Abilene Geological Society for being the most outstanding science student in the college for the 1961-1962 school year. * * * Finish at Texas Tech Simon P. Tomlinson, III of Brady and Leo Wallace Bloomer of Lohn, will be awarded degrees at commencement exercises at Texas Tech, Lubbock, May 28. Tomlinson’s will be in accounting and Bloomer’s in agronomy. * * *

Leave a Comment