Electric Co-op may take on new name

Aug. 3-6, 1962 Members of the McCulloch County Electric Co-op, meeting here Saturday, will consider changing the co-op’s name. “We would like to shorten it,” said co-op Manager B. C. Broad, “maybe by just dropping the ‘county’.” The present name is awkward and doesn’t really identify the co-op any more. Originally organized in McCulloch County in 1939, the co-op since then has spread its lines into Menard, Concho, Brown, San Saba and Mills counties. This will be the co-op’s 25th annual membership meeting. It will be held at the Brady Theater. While the adults are at the Brady Theatre, a movie will be shown to the children at the Texas Theatre. About 750 persons are expected. Louie E. Throgmorton, a humorous speaker from Dallas, will serve as master of ceremonies for the business session beginning at 9:30 a.m. The members will elect three new directors, from nominees selected at district meetings in June. They are: District 7: W. D. Kennedy of Richland Springs and Merle Taylor of Locker. District 4: J. F. Deans and Jack Edmiston, both of Voca. District 5: Orville Beakley of Mercury and K. W. (Bill) Huffman, Jr., of Rochelle. The co-op’s directors are limited to two three-year terms, and retiring from the board after six years of service are Board President W. E. Hardin of Voca, Earl Parks of Locker and Oscar Beakley of Mercury. Other directors are George Johanson of Eden, Taylor Duncan of Mullin, Carl Greele of Brooksmith, R. J. Deck, vice president, of Pear Valley, David Dahlberg, secretary/treasurer, from Brady and Sheral Colburn of San Saba. * * * Brady 4-H girl selected for tour of state Nancy Duncan of Brady was announced this week as a new member of the Talent Club, a statewide organization of outstanding 4-H club members. Sponsored by the Producers Grain Corporation, the Talent Club will take 16 new members on a tour of the state, starting Aug. 12 at Amarillo. They will visit Lubbock, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Houston, Austin, Brownwood and then back to Amarillo, Aug. 18. Announced by Floyd Lynch, state 4-H club leader, the list also includes Lanier Price of Eden. McCulloch County has one other member of the Talent Club, Carolyn Huffman who made the tour last year with Home Demonstration Agent Mrs. Vyvien Duncan who was selected as a chaperone for the tour. The club, nearing its 21st birthday, now has 338 members. Nancy, a 4-H clubber for eight years, has completed result demonstrations in agribusiness, food preparation, home management, homestead improvement, clothing, safety, home and family life, junior leadership and recreation. As District 7 representative, she has presided this year at all district 4-H activities including the Gold Star banquet and the district girls camp. She will preside also at the District Dress Revue in San Angelo Friday, Aug. 3. Other leadership responsibilities have included president, secretary, and reporter at the local level; chairman and reporter on the county level and as a member of the 1961 State 4-H Council workshop. She also served as a junior leader, trained recreation leaders for the county and district camps, and has held 4-H record book workshops for new 4-H members. Nancy participated in the State Dairy Foods Contest and the State Favorite Food Show, and was an alternate to the State Dress Revue in 1960. A 1962 graduate of Brady High, she is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Duncan and is a past president of the Brady FHA Chapter. She plans to attend Texas Women’s University next fall, her mother’s alma mater. * * * Quain to head Houn’ Dawgs Leslie (Buster) Quain was elected president of the Ol’ Houn’ Dawgs Tuesday night during a membership meeting at Simpson Lake. Korky Steffens was named vice president and Buddy Samuelson, secretary. More than 70 Houn’ Dawgs attended the meeting. They set Thursday, Aug. 15, for their annual fall barbecue, a prelude to the 1962 football season. Brady High’s football team will be honored guests. The barbecue will be held at Richard’s Park. Supt. C. A. Reynolds reported that season tickets for option holders would go on sale this week and Coach K.Y. Owens reviewed the coming season. * * * Lohn gridder in Cisco for All-Star tilt Friday Bobby Doyal, Lohn High School’s all-district halfback, is a member of the east squad in the All-Star Six-Man Football game to be played Friday night in Cisco. Doyal, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Doyal of Lohn, reported to Cisco Junior College Sunday for workouts this week. The game will be a highlight of the 17th annual clinic of the Six and Eight-Man Coaches Association. It will be played at 8 p.m. Friday at Chesly Field. An all-star basketball game was scheduled Thursday night at Cisco’s community gym, and the eight-man all-star game will be played Saturday night. The association’s coaching school began Wednesday at Cisco Junior College, with clinics on various phases of football and basketball coaching. Doyal, a 5-9, 165 pounder, played four years of six man football with the Lohn Eagles. He was selected last winter as an alternate to Knox Pittard of Mozelle to play in the all-star game at Cisco. Coaching the east squad are Blanton Taylor of D’Hanis and Bill Burch of Center Point. Robert Stovall of Pyote and Don Phillips of Balmorhea are coaching the west team. * * * Church’s music director quits Goerge Archer, minister of music and education at the First Baptist church here for the last two years, is resigning. He will take a similar post with the First Baptist Church at Dublin and will commute to Fort Worth to attend the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, working on a master’s degree in music and religious education. Archer has been working with the Brady church wile attending Howard Payne College. He received a degree there in sacred music last May. * * * Temperature soars to 105 Still no rain but plenty of hot weather. The summer’s high temperature’105 degrees’was set last Saturday and the mercury has been topping the 100 mark every day since then. According to records of Mrs. J. R. Cochran here, it was 102 Sunday, 102 Monday, 103 Tuesday and 104 Wednesday. It was hot Thursday, too. * * * PERSONAL MENTIONS Guests of Slaughters Visitors in Pontotoc over the weekend in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Kelley Slaughter were Mr. and Mrs. James Scott, Jaton and William Dale of Odessa, Mr. and Mrs. Orval Francis and Mrs. Edna Francis of Clovis, New Mex. * * * To play in special band Robert Stiles Carmicheal has been invited to play lead man in the special band organized to play for the “Miss Texas Pageant” which opens in Fort Worth this week. Forty-eight girls from all parts of Texas will vie for the title of “Miss Texas.” * * * Visit in New Home Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Price have recently returned from New Home as guests of their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Claude Harwell and two children. The Harwells accompanied them home for a visit. * * * Visit in Nevada Mrs. Richard Moseley, accompanied by her daughter, Mrs. Kyle Boatright and Mr. Boatright of Dallas, spent a two weeks’ vacation at the Sahara in Las Vegas, Nev. On the return trip home they visited Grand Canyon, Boulder Dam and Petrified Forest. Mr. Moseley flew to El Paso to meet them. There they were guests of another daughter, Mrs. A. A. O’Neal and Captain O’Neal. They visited Juarez and places of interest in and around El Paso, returning home Saturday, July 28. * * * Notice Due to the continued dry weather, no more fishing will be allowed until further notice. Thanks. PARKER PUMPHREY

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