Power plant sets record; water consumption soars

July 27-31, 1962 The Brady power plant Wednesday set an all-time record, producing 78,400 kilowatt hours. It was the largest single day’s production in the history of the plant. This summer’s hot weather has sent water consumption soaring also. Brady has been using almost three million gallons a day. During the June 20 to July 20 period, the total water consumption was 81,362,000 gallons’an average of 2,710,000 per day. The peak day during the period was 3,609,000, but not a record. Back in the days of “nickel water,” Brady citizens used to use more than four million gallons a day. “They’re making good use of the water, but they’re not wasting it,” said Assistant City Supt. E. H. Nixon. “You don’t find it running down the street anymore.” The biggest month last year for water consumption was 60,151,000 gallons during July20 to Aug. 20, but Brady enjoyed a few wet spells then which have been missed this dry summer. Despite the heavy demand, Nixon says the water plant has had no trouble in keeping the lines supplied. “At no time have we had less than 600,000 gallons in our big reservoir on the south side,” he said. Nixon, however, is most impressed by the increase in electricity here. Air-conditioning, refrigerated units, and more appliances are responsible. During the June 20 to July 20 period, the power plant turned out 1,932,800 kilowatt hours. That compares with 1,632,500 last year and 1,819,300 during July-August last year. “And last year we were carrying part of the REA load that we are not carrying this year, about 60,000 KWH per month,” Nixon pointed out. * * * Rochelle school cuts tax rate, hires teachers The Rochelle School Board of Education has reduced the school tax rate from $1.70 to $1.45, following a recent increase in valuations by the County Commissioners Court. The Rochelle School will open for the fall semester Tuesday, Sept. 4. Hulon W. Duncan, a former teacher in Brady and at other schools in this area, has been elected high school principal. He will succeed Dale Bageley who resigned to return to ranching in San Saba County. John Felts of San Saba has been elected as assistant coach. He will fill the vacancy left by the promotion of Willie Myers to head coach. Myers took the top job when Kenneth Mitchell moved to the head coaching job at Junction. Mrs. Elbert Doyal will be head cook for the Rochelle lunchroom. * * * Bulldogs meet Sunday Coach K. Y. Owens this week issued his first call for the Brady Bulldogs. The A-Team bulldogs will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday with Owens and Assistant Coach Ed Whiteley at the BHS field house. Football workouts, however, won’t start until Monday, August 20. * * * Exam to be given for Rural Carrier An open competitive examination will be given soon by the Civil Service commission to fill the vacancy left by the death of A. A. Seal as rural mail carrier in the Brady Post Office. All rural carriers now are under Civil Service, and an applicant must be certified as eligible by the Civil Service Commission before he can be appointed. After the examination, the commission will certify a list of not more than three as eligible, and the appointment will be made from those three applicants. * * * Fire damage being repaired at school Painting and repair work on the second floor of the Brady High School building was nearing completion this week. The building was damaged by a $10,000 fire earlier this week. “We should be finished by the end of this week,” said Supt. C. A. Reynolds. * * * Melvin Tittle tops list in golf tourney Melvin Tittle shot at 71 Tuesday to top the list in the fourth of a series of summer schoolboy golf tournaments at the Municipal Golf Course. Tittle finished second in the last tournament, losing by one stroke to Jimmy Criswell who shot a 71. The next meet is for 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. It will be open to all boys in the state. Awards for the first and second place winners will be awarded in each of three divisions. The golfer’s division will be determined by his grade classification in the 1962-63 school year. Divisions for the next tournament’s 60 expected entrants are: grades 11-12, grades nine-10 and grade eight and below. The latter group will play 18 holes, the other two both will play 27. Play will begin from a “shot gun” start. Results of Tuesday’s 18-hole play for high school boys: Melvin Tittle”71 Jimmy Criswell”73 Karlton Steffens’…73 Paul Priess”75 Richard Roper”..80 James Micklethwaite’85 Kurt Otte”…87 Dave Cornelius”.90 Garon Salter”..96 Charles Dicker”100 In the junior high division which played 18 holes, Dayton Archer was tops again with an 85, Ted Archer shot an 86, and Ron Martin, 89. Others in the competition were Larry Wilkerson’s 52, followed by Bob Hayes 53, James Williams, 58 and Dave Ricks, 72. * * * Celebrates birthday with swim party Mrs. Albert McCulloh entertained with a swim party Monday, July 23, honoring her daughter, Cathy, who was celebrating her 12th birthday. The guests met at the McCulloh home and were taken to the City Pool where they enjoyed a swim before returning for refreshments of birthday cake with 12 candles, ice cream and cokes. Besides the honoree, those attending were Marcia Tittle, Pam Thornton, Judy Willman, Judy Bryson, Rita Crew, Blanche Micklethwaite, Kathy Jackson and Ben McCulloh. * * * School officers attend workshop School supt. C. A. Reynolds was in Austin Monday through Wednesday this week attending a workshop at the University of Texas on the topic, “Study of Communications as an Administrative Process.” School Coordinator E. O. Martin is attending the same workshop for school supervisors Wednesday through Friday. Brady High Principal C.A. Ethridge attended a workshop for high school principals at the university in June. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS It’s a girl Mr. and Mrs. David Deans of San Angelo, are the proud parents of a daughter, born Monday, July 23, in San Angelo. Named Diana Kay, the little miss weighed eight pound and seven ounces. The mother is the former Annette Young, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Young of Brady. The other grandparents are Mrs. Beryle Deans of San Angelo and Earl Deans of Voca. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Deans of V oca are the paternal great-grandparents. Mr and Mrs. Ernest Young went to San Angelo Monday eveninng to get acquaintd with their new granddaughter.

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