Uncle Sam would help us build new courthouse

Oct. 9-12 1962 The federal government will put up half of the cost if McCulloch County wants to build a new courthouse. The county is eligible for the project under the Area Redevelopment Act, a program designed to relieve unemployment in designated areas. “I think it is something we ought to investigate,” said Chamber of Commerce Manager George Purcell. “Certainly no one needs a new courthouse any more than we do.” With the federal government making a 50 percent grant on the cost, the County would have to finance the other 50 percent through a bond issue to be sold on the open market. “Of course, this is just another government program, and somebody has to pay for it, but this might be one way we could afford a new courthouse. I don’t think we ought to ignore it: we did that once,” Purcell explained. Although not advocating the project, he said if there is any indication that the people want to go into the program, that a county-wide meeting could be called to discuss it, that a petition then could be presented to the County Commissioners Court asking them to investigate the project further. “The people might decide that we couldn’t afford to spend the money,” he added. *** Report shows library popular with readers The F.M. Richards Memorial Library had a busy summer, a report to the County Library Board shows. Prepared by Mrs. William L. Jackson, librarian, the report was presented at last week’s quarterly meeting of the board and revealed: ‘177 new books acquired. ‘7,912 books checked out in 76 days ‘220 books checked out on July 5, the largest daily circulation ever ‘An average of 104 books checked out daily ’97 new patrons; and ‘2,097 magazines redistributed. In other action, Mrs. John Jones of Mercury and Mrs. B. A. Hallum, Sr. with the approval of the County Commissioners Court, were elected to membership on the library board. They will be special guests when Mrs. F. R. Wulff, Sr., entertains the board with a luncheon at the next quarterly meeting. Boys and girls who participated in the Texas Vacation Reading Club program, together with many of their mothers, were honored Sept. 22 by the Friends of the Library. On the program, three of the young readers reviewed their favorite books. Donna Neal of Rochelle, representing the elementary grades, told the story of “Annie’s Spending Spree,” by Nancy Watson. Judy Bryson of Brady, representing the junior high group, gave the history of “Booker T. Washington” by A. Stevenson. Danny Schill of Brady, representing the he high school group, reviewed “Savage Sam” by Fred Gipson. Mrs. Jackson presented certificates to 61 youngsters who completed the required work. Because of the success of the Story Hour for pre-school children (ages four and five) last spring, the Friends are sponsoring the Story Hour again this fall in the library’s clubroom on Wednesday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. Mrs. William Douglas, wife of the rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, is in charge of the Story Hour, with the aid of the mothers. Twenty four children are in the class. Four of the memorial books purchased from a fund honoring the late Mrs. J. J. Seals, were shown to the board. The books are “America’s Wonderlands, the National Parks,” America’s History-land, Landmarks in Liberty,” The Southwest in Life and Literature,” and “The American Heritage.” A gift of $10 from the Brady Twentieth Century Club to aid in the upkeep of the library’s clubroom was announced. Mrs. Marion Williamson and Mrs. Duke Mann were hostesses at the board’s social hour. *** Golfer scores his third ace Some golfers play a lifetime without scoring a hole-in-one, but to Roger George, farm implement dealer of Brady, such a feat is old hat. George scored his third hole-in-one Sunday afternoon on the Brady municipal course. He was playing in a foursome with Jim Harkrider, Bert Harrison and Dr. Albert McCulloh, when his tee shot on number three holed out. He previously had scored an ace on number three, a distance of 137 yards, and on number eight. *** Windrow names new manager for appliances Roy Miller, longtime appliance salesman in Brady, has been appointed sales manager for the appliance department at the Windrow Company. Associated with various lines of household appliances here since 1949, Miller will be in charge of the Windrow Company’s Frigidaire line of refrigerators, home freezers, ranges, washers and dryers. A McCulloch County resident since 1917, Miller is a graduate of Rochelle High School. He has lived in Brady since 1937. *** Burk, Finlay on board of phone co-op M. S. Burk of Rochelle and James Finlay, Jr., of Fife were elected to the board of directors at last week’s membership meeting of the Central Texas Telephone Co-op in Goldthwaite. Burk, representing District 7, (Mercury- Rochelle), succeeds Bill Moseley on the board. Finlay, succeeding J. T. (Dutch) Woodward, Lohn, will represent District 8 (Lohn-Melvin-Doole). J.C. McBride, REA field representative, gave a progress report for the past year to approximately 200 members at the meeting. The Co-op was organized in 1956 with 14 exchanges and 765 members. It has grown now to 16 exchanges and 1,829 subscribers in a seven county area. The directors elected the following officers for the new year: LeRoy Harper of Star, president; E. C. Bednar of Eola, vice president; Wayne Spiller of Voca, secretary- treasurer; and M. J. Kuykendall of Cherokee, assistant secretary. *** PERSONAL MENTIONS Girl for Pete Tomlinsons Mr. and Mrs. Pete Tomlinson are the parents of a daughter, born Monday afternoon. Weighing seven pounds and 14 ounces, she has been given the name of Cynthia Lynn. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. S. P. Tomlinson, Jr., and Mrs. and Mrs. Gene Samuelson. Both grandmothers are in Big Spring getting acquainted with the new addition to the family. *** Adopt baby girl Tonya Ann, born Sept. 26, weighing seven pounds and 13 1/2 ounces, has been adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Ben Morrison of Weslaco from the Texas Cradle Society in San Antonio. Mr. Morrison is formerly of Rochelle and Mrs. Morrison is the former Mary Leed Dodson of Brady.

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